Clearly They Hate Us, But They Gave Us This Gift
Allow me to first say that One Life to Live was soaptacularly delicious today in about fifty different ways. Two complicated premature baby deliveries (the mothers being twins, no less, and one of them being delivered by the arch-rival of the mother), illicit sex, a showdown between two grande dames, roughly twelve different secrets on the precipice of exposure, and all of it gloriously intertwined.
Seriously, this was the kind of episode that has me clapping like a seal.
It was important to say that before I get to the meat of the matter: STOP TRYING TO TORTURE US BY REMINDING US THAT FISH STILL LIVES IN LLANVIEW! Damn. I appreciate that some or all of the writers probably do want to still be writing Oliver Fish's story and that's why they had John taking a call from him today and I respect that, but the heart. It hurts the heart. It hurts the heart real bad.
So, Jess went into surgery and naturally it didn't go smoothly (when has it ever?).
Marty thought better of abandoning a woman in labor, and went back in to help Natalie deliver the baby... breech. (There are seventeen ways to turn that baby, Dr. Saybrooke!)
Dorian and Echo had it out at an AA meeting (with Dorian's wig going every which way throughout the scenes).
Rex talked Charlie into skipping the drink (oh, don't we all wish we could be lucky enough to have such an amazing fake son?).
Aubrey and that guy got it on, Kelly brought Joey a magazine photo of Aubrey and that guy canoodling in public (it was hardly a damning photo, though), Clint and Viki bickered a bit more about Charlie and then decided to stand strong for Jessica, and John tracked Natalie down to the Buchanan Lodge WITH THE HELP OF OLIVER FISH.
And a cute little winking Nathan Fillion (formerly Joey) shoutout:
It was, I might add, an All Grownup Day. If they keep this up with at least 2 adult episodes per week from now on, I might even accept that as a reasonable compromise and stop complaining so much. Nah, probably not.