All Choked Up
I'll be brief.
Bo and Nora.
This was a really beautifully done scene on the part of the writers and the actors (all three: Hillary B. Smith, Robert S. Woods, and Eddie Alderson) and definitely succeeded in stabbing the very hearts of those of us who've adored this couple since what feels like the beginning of time. I'd complain that it's not fair and that they deserve a little happiness for a while but let's get real... good drama is good drama and it gives them screentime (ahem, AS LONG AS THIS DOES NOT SPLIT THEM UP FOR GOOD). Nora's desperate need to have this be some inexplicable acting-out on Matthew's part was just palpable -- all the gestures and the repetition, all perfectly (and painfully) balanced by Bo's silence and clear look of quiet and utter shame.
Knife in the heart. Sniff. What? I just have some lemon in my eye.
And in related news, I'm glad that they're really making a return to Matthew and Destiny's friendship. It was irritating that they'd dropped it for so long, considering all the two of them had seen each other through (naturally they had to come up with something to make Dani and Nate look good).
That said, I hope this isn't leading up to some sort of romance between the two. Destiny works for me as something of a lone Greek chorus running around town and Shenell Edmonds (Destiny) is absolutely adorable and has improved leaps and bounds since she first arrived, but I still don't think she's strong enough to carry such a storyline... particularly since I find Eddie Alderson to be the best young actor on this show by a country mile.
What do you guys think? Are they going to couple 'em up, or just giving those kids someone to count on during their big family dramas?
And on that appropriate note, Destiny out!