A Hazmat Suit And A Long Stick
Just some random thoughts on today's One Life to Live, as an impending head cold leaves me insecure about my ability to unify any sort of cohesive post.
The titular phrase, of course, being what Clint insisted he'd have given Charlie if he'd know Charlie was susceptible to Echo. Which, let's face it, was awesome.
And even better...
Echo: Why are you taking this so personally, Clint? It's not like somebody cheated on you.
Clint: It's worse. Someone's cheated on Viki, and she doesn't deserve this.
Damn straight, Clint! I love that he's still so protective of Viki. That and "Nobody picks on my grandson and gets away with it," and I'll be damned if we're not starting to see a little bit of Clint's viciousness finally pointed in the right direction! Here's hoping for more of this Clint, and less of "we need a bad guy so we're going to have Clint hurt his family in a million ways and randomly call it protection" Clint.
And over at La Boulaie...
Blair (to Tomas): I'm afraid Todd and I may have raised a sociopath.
Oh, Blair. Good call. And take a gander at the third word of that sentence and you'll figure out the main problem!
Also, Tomas misses Blair. And I swoon, and open a bottle of wine. (Or wait. That might be bad with the impending head cold. Cruel world, curse you!)
Rex and Gigi did that unfortunate grownup thing where they try to cheer up a teenage outcast with lies about how in the future all the nerds and outcasts inherit the Earth. It's always a sweet and well-meaning sentiment, and of course in some cases it's true. But (a) to a teenager, two weeks feel like an eternity so assuring them that a few years after college and freakin' grad school they may turn awesome and beloved is little comfort and (b) speaking as a former school outcast, I'm still waiting for my big prize, dammit!*
I am actually kind of loving them in this mode, though. Worried out of their minds about Shane and feeling completely adrift. Wisdom from Rex(??) about how utterly unprepared they are for this, and how not only should get they family therapy and therapy for Shane, but he needs therapy himself.
Starr and James had a tedious argument about his ex-girlfriend visiting. Didn't they just get together? Do they need an interloper already? Shouldn't they try to get the audience invested in this relationship first (yes, I admit for me that's so tall a task indeed that it might not be worth the effort)?
I did love Charlie walking out with one suitcase, and Viki stopping him to make sure he took his mug. A suitcase and a mug was all he brought into that marriage and that's all he's taking out.
I am super-covetous of Tea's hot dress.
And of course, I just get more and more excited every time...
Eeee! 'Cause now we know it actually means something. Finally.
(*I kid, but in all seriousness, of course the "It Gets Better" message is an exponentially important one for any child who's struggling. I'm not that big an asshole!)