Grasping at Any Straw
August 4, 2010, will always be the date I remember for a major milestone being reached. I'm sure Alex Rodriguez and every same-sex couple in California would agree with me that, indeed, this is a red letter day because today was the day that an allegedly sympathetic character on One Life to Live demonstrated his worth and incredibly appealing personality by heroically...
Getting up in the face of a nun. That's right, getting up in the face of a nun. Oh Cole, if only a man as dreamy as you would have my back!
Of course St. Anne's is probably the least protected and most dangerous treatment center for the allegedly criminally insane that has ever existed -- anyone can walk in and talk to anyone. They just can't use the phone!
It's true, I was speaking somewhat disparagingly recently about Melissa Archer's performance lately, but today she brought it while telling John about the pregnancy. When he told her he didn't think he could handle the idea of tragedy regarding a child of his again, she broke my heart a little.
And for a moment I was even excited -- it really would be something brand new on a soap for a pregnancy to be announced (to the "preferred babydaddy" anyway) and to have him actually not be thrilled. But of course it only took one scene to learn that while he's worried, he's still over the moon and totally ready! Of course. Of course he is, since Natalie is in fact lying to him that he is certainly the father. It is beyond me in every way why she can't just tell him she had a random one-night stand before they got back together and she's just not sure. But instead, we have her assuring a man who just lost a child that he has another on the way. Lucky for Natalie and for the audience, he never really seemed all that bummed about Marty's miscarriage.
Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Brittany Underwood (Langston) have always sounded like they have some sort of adenoid issue, especially Underwood. But today it was like a battle of the allergy attacks.
Really, if you're boycotting the show right now, you really have to check out today's episode. Kristen Alderson clearly is working through a nasty cold, so more power to her, but there could be a drinking game that goes along with how many M's sound like B's and how many N's sound like D's in a scene between these two.
Did I mention that Eli is really, really, super-duper evil? 'Cause he is. Extra, crazy, intense evil. He gets more and more smug about his evil ways every day, too.
Matt Walton really is rocking this, as much as I hate it, and his eyebrows are like their own acting class.
This is the little space in which I ought to comment on the David/Dorian subplot (in which now apparently even dayplayer waitstaff at the bar know that Dorian and David really love each other and won't admit it), or how awful they're making Blair look with all her proclamations about how Eli is wonderful and she's finally going to grab hold of happiness. I ought to. But that shit can suck it.