Marching On (to the Inevitable)
Okay, so now Greg is in on all of Evil Eli's Dastardly Deeds? And the Deeds involve Tea? Or does Eli just have something on Greg? Does Greg know who Eli is? I don't get it and I don't want to get it. And I have a headache.
However, I maintain that Tea and Greg still have some serious chemistry. Meanwhile, I could've done without the whole Tea-watches-the-same-meteor-shower-as-Todd-and-Dani business. Laying it on a little thick there, One Life! All we needed was a little Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram duet swelling underneath the images. ("And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome... lullaby...")
Also, it's become unbearably obvious that she's not actually going to die. I am spoiler-free, but please. So they can cool it with the sap since it'll turn out completely unearned.
Shaun appearance! I do so adore him. But somehow even though he's been in back-to-back episodes in a major way and having a big ethical dilemma, I doubt we'll get to see much more of him.
I just love that teddy bear. He'll be heartbroken when he learns his brother is in cahoots with the Most Evil Living Human.
Oh yeah, speaking of He Who Evils The Hardest, more and more people are finding out, John has had his suspicions confirmed by Hannah and is taking action, and even Blair is starting to have a doubt or two. This perhaps means this story will be wrapping up soon? I think September has a little mini-sweeps, but really the next one that seriously counts is November, so I imagine they'll find more ways to make this snowball (I'm guessing a fugitive complication?) for a while longer. Um, yay. Because really? Why wouldn't they want to ruin this?
Happy people having fun! Good sparks a-flyin'! A dynamic and surprising new couple! Let's kill it.
Are we supposed to be invested in this, knowing Tuc Watkins will be leaving the show again shortly? Do they think this is cute to run in this circle every year? Because it's not.
Since Viki and Charlie have returned from whatever their trip was, they keep telling people they had a wonderfully relaxing time, rolling their eyes and saying how necessary it was after what David and Dorian "put them through." What? What David and Dorian put them through?! I remember Viki and Charlie inviting Dorian and David very closely into their lives (and home) and trying to seduce them both in some infantile ploy to make them admit they're in love. And now we have the unfortunate "payoff" of Viki and Charlie continuing to be smug since they turned out to be right about David and Dorian's feelings for each other, which I assume we're supposed to think that justifies Viki and Charlie acting like 12-year-old assholes. It's rough going, people.
And as I'm sure you've all heard by now, Kim Zimmer will be joining the cast. She'll be playing Echo, a character she played on the show back in the early 80s, and I missed the "Echo" era by about a year, so I confess I know nothing of her history. What I do know is that we already have two grand dames of daytime television in Robin Strasser and Erika Slezak, and neither one of them gets nearly enough screentime as it is. This could be good news as far as a storyline for oft-ignored Clint, though. What do you guys think? Is there room for her? Is she a bit much? Will she help ratings -- is it even possible at this point?