Silver Linings? (or Why Don't The Shooters Ever Have Better Aim?)
Tomas yesterday and Alex Olanov today. It's like they know this show has been dreadful since February ended and they just need to throw a bone our way so we don't jump ship. But Alex Olanov! Hot damn do I love Alex Olanov.
However, most everything else was bleak, weak, or infuriating. The first half of the episode was pure torture, but a few things picked up later. I'll save the best for last.
On the "bleak, weak, and infuriating" side of things, I cannot deal with histrionics over Todd. "Who would do this to my Dad?!" Oh, Dani, how much time do you have? It's going to be a long list. Todd's youngest daughter had a great revelation today as she decided that she'd been the one in the wrong in her recent showdown in which Todd pointed a gun at her and her sister and friends: "I acted like Dad was just something getting in the way of what I want, but he's not!" You're right, Dani, he's not. He's so much more than that! He's a heinous beast who think you're his possession and he has an especially inappropriate and warped obsession with your sex life, which should really give you some serious pause since he's a convicted rapist.
I do have to say it was a little hilarious that not a single person who was flailing about and crying over Todd having been shot could come up with one solitary kind thing to say about him. It was all, "Come back to us, we miss your awful self! We love it when you're horrible to us, we can't wait till you wake up and yell at us again!" Oh it's so charming how he doesn't have one single redeeming quality! Even Blair was giving unconscious Todd a pep talk that went something like, "Come on, don't die! You need to stay alive for...other people." Lord knows she has no use for him.
On the more promising side of the episode: Bo, meanwhile, was off at St. Blaze's island fake-seducing Alex Olanov, who hilariously practically dropped her pantyhose on the spot.
I might have died laughing a bit when they were rolling around on the bed talking about how Bo was going to "rock her world."
Nigel told Clint some hard truths about how he's betraying Asa's legacy. Jerry ver Dorn and Peter Bartlett played the scenes so freakin' well that it was actually really hard to watch. I may have gotten a little choked up at one point.
And then they laid it on even thicker by flashing back to the awesome confrontation scenes between Bo and Clint, and then Nigel announced his resignation. Clint appealed to Nigel's sense of duty, though, and Nigel ended up staying. I hope to have more truth-telling scenes!
And then Clint's heart started to grow back and he told Alex to call off the plan against David (although it was too late), so... are we going to get a return of Clint's conscience? That is what I would like for St. Patrick's Day, please! (By the way, remember how last year's St. Patrick's Day on One Life to Live lasted about a week?) (If you're an especially sensitive person, you might not want to follow that link to the entry from last March because... well, just think about what was happening last March and who we learned we were losing. It still smarts, dammit!)