As The Cuteness Continues...
Things are pretty hot over at One Life to Live these days and there's certainly no shortage of things to say about yesterday's episode -- from the revelation that Tomas has a wife (oopsie!) to the annoying fact that Ford having assaulted and tied up a nun and broken a woman out of a mental hospital is actually not going to have any legal repercussions to the absolutely hilarious mother/daughter scene between Viki and Natalie ("So yeah, Mom, your daughter caught me in bed sexing up her fiance in your house earlier today!" "Ouch!" "Right? But I'm totes not apologizing for it." "Nor should you! No judgment, as long as you're happy!") to the sheer lunacy of the fact that Jessica's whole family is all, "I can tell just by looking that you're all fixed forever this time!" And of course the most infuriating of all: Jessica obviously has a right to be angry at Brody and Natalie, but I have never ever found her this unsympathetic before upon re-emergence. She's giving attitude to everyone around her, acting as if she's the world greatest hero for fighting her way back and she's here to save the day. She didn't even seem to care a lick that Gigi, who is a close friend of her mother's and a handful of other people she cares about (and is a young mother, I might add), is dead. She basically wanted a medal for booking a therapy appointment for the next day, when she should in fact check herself back into the hospital immediately.
In the past when she'd return from a months-long D.I.D. episode, it was a lot easier to feel for her because she was always horrified to learn what her alters had been up to in her absence and, even though no one else held her accountable, did try to take responsibility to some degree and was always very apologetic. But this time she doesn't seem to care. She seems to expect a welcome-back party and seems in no way even interested in hearing about the havoc her alters wreaked -- pretty shameful considering Tess almost murdered half of Jessica's family a few years ago, and she only just learned that an entirely new alter emerged. It's like she just came back from vacation!
And the worst part about it is that, again, this is the Jessica I would've liked to have seen immediately after the reveal about Brody, Natalie, and Liam. This kind of nasty attitude and entitlement would have been interesting to watch back then because she had every damn right to it. But now? This is just ugly. There's plenty of time to repair her, I think, but I worry that we're not even supposed to be thinking she's being abhorrent. And if she falls for Ford I will lose my shit. Lose it completely. You heard it here.
I'd need a lot more hours in the day to cover all of that, but alas, those hours do not exist, so instead I'm choosing to focus on the best part of yesterday: all of the CUTE.
So cute. I do worry a lot that RHTodd's "flashbacks" always being still images is an indicator that those aren't really memories, though, and are just photos that he's been shown in an attempt to "program" him to do something. This will not be acceptable. Even just these tiny scenes with him are so fascinating to watch -- there's just so much going on in the smallest of moments. Loving it.
Or maybe I'm crazy. The Daytime Emmys may have been the final straw in my tenuous sanity.