What Else Is There To Say?
Okay, I understand that soaps are thrown together at breakneck speed and therefore do not allow for re-takes except in the most extreme of situations, but unless the cast and crew was staffed entirely with a gaggle of folks who just fell off a turnip truck, I cannot fathom how a certain moment in today's One Life to Live was not an extreme situation. When Todd (charming as ever) was chortling and gloating to Starr that Marty has had a breakdown, he bragged about his wonderful foresight in having conned Starr into signing Marty's rights to her granddaughter away and reminded his daughter, "You really went down on me for it."
I'm not joking. I replayed it three times. He referred to his daughter having gone down on him. I find it difficult to believe it was worded that way in the script, but I also find it difficult to believe that anyone kept a straight face after it was ad-libbed. Am I eleven years old? I don't know. It's possible. To me, that phrase really means just the one thing at this point, and frankly I'm not sure I'll ever be able to consume another meal.
So really, what else is there to say? I think I have PTSD.
Okay, no, there's a couple more things to say:
Shut up, Todd.
Nora and Bo are adorable but were really asking too much of Matthew to keep him totally in the dark while presenting him with this new world in which he didn't really see what he know he saw and can no longer associate with a beloved family member.
I really like Tea (and especially the actress who plays her), but sometimes when praise is lavished on her for her courtroom genius I really want someone to explain to me what she did that was so masterful. There was practically no evidence against her client and certainly not more than there was against half the town, and she exposed that fact in court. WHAT A BRILLIANT BARRACUDA. Eh?
Viki is the cutest thing ever.
Poor Cris. Incidentally, the 2006 rerun from Wednesday was god-awful, and the only positive thing it really did for me was remind me of the history of tremendous affection I have for Cris. And how super-hot I found him with the longish hair.
And finally? TED KING!!!!!!