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December 09, 2010

Awesome Bitches and Those Who Need To Be Removed

I admit it, I've been looking forward to the next showdown between Natalie and Marty and today's did not disappoint.  After learning from Rex that Marty has her hands on a copy of the DNA results which confirm that Brody is the father of Natalie's baby, a very impossibly pregnant (seriously, she's the least pregnant pregnant woman alive -- she's all spritely and energetic and skinny) Nat goes and actually busts up Inez's therapy session with Marty to lay down some law.  Meanwhile, Marty has a letter on her desk from the Llanview Hospital Psychiatric Board explaining that she's on probation until further notice, which really begs the question: why is she walking around the hospital with an access card and accepting new patients into her office?  Wouldn't her supervisors, you know, know that she's on probation?  Or is this whole thing just on an honor system handled by private snail mail?

Anyway, Inez is Marty's latest victim/patient, and Marty does some spectacular psychiatrizing by saying things like, "It's okay, don't - don't get upset about it!"  I mean if that doesn't generate a psychiatric breakthrough, I don't know what would!  John's right, she really is the best psychiatrist around!  

Regardless, a very fiery and amped-up Natty just walks right in the room and breaks up this little meeting of the minds.  They exchange the usual barbs, call each other variations on the "bitch" theme, and in the end Natalie hauls off and slaps Marty across the face.

Natalieslapsher
Martydonegotslapped

I think that while we all know it's important to put your back into such things, it's terrific that the ladies know that to really make it count you have to put your hair into it*.  I especially loved Marty's look of abject shock (!) that Natalie would do such a thing.  

Martyshock

"How could you?  I mean I know I've already slapped you in this particular go-round of our rivalry and you're, you know, super-pregnant but... I didn't think you'd take it this far!"

Am I crazy or do Susan Haskell and Melissa Archer have more fire and chemistry between them than virtually any romantic pairings either of these gals have had to play?  They really brought it today.  I felt like I should be wearing a slutty outfit and drinking malt liquor to cheer them on.

*I also love how it is nearly impossible to get a screencap of Natalie that's any good at all because of that damn hair color!  It's almost as if it's not found in nature!

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Unfortunately, today's episode also involved a lot of crap.  Clint's manipulation of Matthew was pretty deft, and Charlie and Rex did some cute bonding... and Fords.  Just... there were a lot of Fords.  Nate and his Brandon Walsh eyebrows, Eddie and his clever pseudonym (Elmore Fulton... get it?  EF?  Get it?), Inez and her weird definition of what is "worse" than a dangerous criminal (to wit, "looks perfectly respectable but he's manipulative and very powerful"), and James and Bobby being James and Bobby (i.e., really dumb with abs). Sadly, Cristian was brought in to this crapfest in order to teach Bobby how to fight an expert boxer by starting from scratch in one afternoon. (Doesn't Cris despise Ford?)

In this completely absurd life-or-death, do-or-die situation in which Bobby Ford is going to make up for abandoning James to their abusive father for his entire youth by learning how to box in one day, the most logical thing has happened: it's made Langston incredibly horny.  You know: gyms, boys, abs. If I had my way, someone would put Langston in a cold shower right away... and leave her there forever.  

In the midst of all this, we're given another delightfully inappropriate moment of pure shock when eight seconds into boxing for the first time in his life, Ford does not prevail!

Ford down
Starrlangstonshocked

Starr and Langston can't believe it!  Do you know what I can't believe?  I can't believe that I used to find these girls to be interesting and spunky and refreshing.  I need their brain-dead bland selves to go actually learn from the disproportionate amounts of life experience they've had and then maybe -- maybe -- come back in four years.

Destiny out!

Comments

That slap is just awesome. I found this video on YouTube that any person who is a fan of this slap will enjoy!

Also can I say that I loved that bitch ass Ford being repeatedly hit in the face by Christian.

Whoops...guess I forgot to post the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBN_zhSh39c

I hear Cris teaching Ford how to box involved Cris hitting Ford A LOT and that sounds pretty entertaining.

Langston is such a huge, mindless waste of a character. Cold shower forever and ever is just the thing to do with her. Hate her more everyday I have to ff her.

The only good thing to come out of the ridic boxing scenes was Brody taking his shirt off. His body is a work of art. Ford and Cristian did nothing for me next to him.

The last time I found Starr interesting was when she was 10. Being related to Blair is not enough to make her interesting. Langston never did anything for me and still doesn't.

This is the most chemistry Susan has ever had with anyone in my opinion, but Melissa has had white hot chemistry with almost every man they've paired her with (and some they didn't pair her with).


The Natalie and Marty bitch fest was fabulous! Natalie is my hero. I love how neither woman was backing off and how both got their digs in. Natalie running Inezzzzz off was gravy.

I think Melissa had great chemistry with John Brotherton and David Fumero, but none of the others really worked for me. She and Susan just light up around each other, I love it. (And the rivalry she had with that other chick who played Marty was dead in the water to me, so this is fun to watch!)

Today's slap from Nattie to Marty was all kinds of awesome!

No mention of Eddie Ford's fine story telling skills as he tells Brody about his "guest" and how "she's a screamer if you know what I mean" and so smoothly inviting to join in a threesome? And how he one upped Colin MacIver as he got up close and personal to Nora to suggest they have a little fun? Some serious shivers went up my spine during that scene. I really hope he is not killed off too soon.

Marty & Natalie's showdown was perfection. They are the Alexis & Crystal of OLTL at this point.

It's always a good show when Ford gets the snot punched out of him. And of course Brody going shirtless.

Great scene with Clint & Matthew going toe to toe with each other. The only thing I took issue with was Clint telling Matthew that Bo was having an affair with Inez. That made Matthew just another one of his dupes and I thought that was unfair even for Clint at this stage.

As much as I love most of the stories with all the vets including Bo & Nora's current conflict and even Eddie Ford for that matter it's still hard to get past the fact that Jessica Letia's Inez is the absolute weakest link in this story. It's like the worst casting decision ever. She's just too unbelievable in the whole context.

any day with a shirtless cristian is a good day.

I spit my Diet Coke out when Natalie told Marty that line about letting her punch her once but if she tried it again, she would kick her ass. Perfection! Loved it. So glad they decided to remind us what a bad ass Natalie is.

Things I love:

Bad ass Natalie
Brody boxing. That little man makes me believe. In what I'm not sure. But in something powerful.

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