Barreling Through At Breakneck Speed
It's seriously hard to keep up with One Life to Live these days with a million things happening at once -- I guess this is part of the promised "we're not so much rewriting what we'd planned but we're really speeding it up" that we heard about after the cancellation news. My neck hurts.
Some pretty amazing things happened yesterday:
1. I felt really sad... for Rex. I know, crazy, right?!
John-Paul Lavoisier did nice work again yesterday as Rex experienced grief and denial about Gigi's diagnosis. (And by the way, Gigi's doctor is pretty much just as wretched as Matthew's doctor. Who knew? Where do these Llanview Hospital doctors learn their bedside manner? "Dude, I just said your wife's dead, let it go, get over it, sheesh. I have some flu shots to go administer, back off!") I don't know if I really understand why Gigi's death was "necessary," but on the other hand we're losing everyone in six months anyway so I can understand killing people off to milk it for high drama, and that's what we're getting. It's good, heartbreaking, gripping stuff at the moment, and coming from unlikely sources. And I am once again so glad Roxy has claimed her rightful place in this storyline.
2. Matthew opened his eyes, squeezed Nora's hand, and just all around offered his loved ones a lot more hope for his recovery. Selfishly, this is great news for me because I do want a few more months of Eddie Alderson on my show (unless this is a fake-out, which would be SO MEAN). But the best part of it? Bo got so jubilant and overcome with glee that he basically jumped up and down and hugged the nearest person... Shaun!
3. Brody, Natalie, and Liam had some adorable family time.
They're just so pretty! Speaking of which, Brody told Natalie she was "smokin' hot" and then later had a moment where he was basically struck breathless and told her she was beautiful. Uh... are we supposed to be rooting for John's version of appreciating Natalie after that?
And Jessica's back. Jessica's back in a brand new way, because yesterday we learned that she intentionally and consciously let Tess stay in control for a while there because she was so upset about Brody and Natalie. No concern for her children or the rest of her family. Now, after Nash's death when apparently Jessica deliberately let Tess out (as opposed to this time when we saw her fighting it initially, but now know that for a while she stopped bothering) this made a little more sense -- first of all, watching your young husband die and knowing your sister played a part in what got him there is a pretty major blow. Second of all, at that time Tess was basically known as a hedonist nymphomaniac. Jess didn't know at that time that Tess was capable of murder, and was appropriately horrified once she re-emerged at what Tess had done. So this time, knowing that Tess is perfectly willing to murder Jessica's own family members (and doesn't give a damn about Jessica's children), she let her stay in control? Really? Okay, then. In other words, Jessica walking in on Brody and Natalie in bed?
I, in fact, couldn't care less. I have absolutely no sympathy for her in this situation after hearing her confess she hadn't even been fighting Tess for control. In fact, I hope losing Brody is just repercussion #1. He can do better than this woman who let a would-be murderer have access to her children. So, you know, thanks a bunch for ruining both Jessica and Brody as a couple and Jessica as a character for me, Mr. Carlivati! I certainly hope that was the intention, because otherwise this is a giant failure. She and Ford are welcome to ride off into the sunset together for all I care, as long as I don't have to look at them.
4. Trevor St. John was fascinating to me again. This whole return of Roger Howarth and question about TSJTodd's real identity has really breathed new life into the actor and I am seriously remembering why I liked him so much in the first place.
Destiny out (of her mind with joy)!