Twinsies Sharing Everything!
I have to admit that yesterday's One Life to Live had some nice directorial moments (in lovely contrast to the blocking of the Ford Family "reveal" scenes the other day that I so kindly complained about). Natalie and John had several cutesy talking-about-baby scenes with Brody almost always somewhere in the frame:
This storyline is probably the best thing going on the show right now, but it's unfortunate that its most recent turn shifted it from four people in relatively sympathetic situations (as much as I can ever muster up any sympathy for John McBain) into "lying liars who lie" territory. Natalie's now told Brody about her pregnancy and that it might be his, and while he now wants to come clean, she's demanding that he go along with her ruse that it's John's. Her reasoning for the secrecy as explained to Brody is, quite frankly, not good enough for me. Jessica's sanity is at stake? Jessica lost her sanity when her husband died in front of her and then again when her biological father gave her shock treatment and tried to rape her. Situations that would risk the reality grasp of the majority of us not burdened by a collection of alter egos with special props to denote their significance. I don't think "my boyfriend and sister got wasted and hooked up one night when I was (maybe) having sex with someone else" is the same kind of trauma. I'm also not sure what Nat's plan is once she is able to find out who the father is, but for now it seems like she's just decided that if she insists it's John's baby, it won't matter. Sure, maybe for John -- but Brody doesn't seem like the type to have a little son or a daughter running around and just pretend he or she is someone else's. Also, if the child grows up to have piercing blue eyes, fair hair and ridiculous abs, and is somewhat pocket-sized, well... won't someone notice? I think they'd have to when they were expecting someone dark-haired and brooding and unwilling to offer up anything emotionally to anyone.
And someone is going to need to explain to me "Your sister will love sharing this with you," and then, "No pun intended, ha ha!" Where was the pun? Didn't the sentence mean that the two of them are sharing the experience of pregnancy together? Was it a slip-up on Nat's part because of what else they might be "sharing?"
As an addendum, I simply couldn't let the day go by without mentioning the official acknowledgment of Blair Cramer as Mother to All Llanview's Children in Need. I had to laugh at Viki's wording when, upon learning from Todd that Tea had asked Blair to be Dani's mother, Viki said that Blair is a wonderful mother to "all the children." Not all her children, just all the children. So true.
Happy Friday the 13th. Be careful. Destiny out!