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June 08, 2011

Even Favorites Get The Blues

Okay, y'all. So I drag myself out of bed this morning and meander out to the living room to do my morning workout video, and whatever channel the TV is on when I turn it on is playing an infomercial for that hair removal torture device (this is not an informed opinion, just an assumption) called No No, and I've seen several infomercials for this thing in the past but never before the infomercial starring Kassie DePaiva! Very, very exciting. And I can't sit here and lie to you people. I rather adore this woman, beyond all healthy reason. Because, seriously? 

  

I may now order the damn thing. Huh. I guess this is why they hire celebrities to pimp this stuff. I am such a sucker. (Hand to god, I just thought this was adorable [even though it's over a year old] and am not trying to get anyone to buy anything. Though if anyone does buy it now, I want kick-backs! Or a free one. That thing looks like it hurts.)

But I digress. The show! Oh yeah. Blair, the alter ago of Mrs. DePaiva (and by "alter" I mean the role she plays rather than Lair, the naughty one, Stair, the cerebral one, and Gair, the dude who's always lookin' for ladies), is... how shall I put this? Failing at motherhood right now. That's a slight exaggeration, but I don't really understand why she stayed at the gym and sent Jack home with the driver after another bullying incident with Shane, and then after her workout went over to make out with Tomas, leaving Jack at home with complete computer access (I thought that was forbidden??) to continue to plot against Shane. Granted, Jack's other parent has not (that we know of) spent one freaking second with his son since the brief chat he had with Jack about the bullying incident after coming out of his coma, nor has he (even at a bare minimum, as Blair did today) even talked it through with someone else to try to figure out how to handle it. But Todd is ostensibly the problem with Jack, so it follows that the burden of actually bothering to do some parenting would fall entirely on Blair. And we're not seeing her do it. In fact, we're seeing every restriction she placed earlier being completely disregarded.

Blairtomas
Hey, sexy man who sort of rescued a kidnapped infant! 

 

Badboys
While Mom's off mackin' on her new dude, let's prank Shane into another suicide attempt, if we're lucky!

By the way, jerky-friend Brad did the lamest teenaged fridge-raid I've ever seen.

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I saw several bottles of champagne in there, and yet he landed on whipped cream and what looks perhaps like cream soda.

I mock, but Blair's choking through her tears on, "I'm Blair Cramer, I should be able to handle my own son. Why isn't it working?" definitely got to me. Her insecurity about her own parenting skills and her powerlessness are pretty clear here. I just want her to get moving on this, yesterday! I realize if the kid's actually a sociopath (which is her fear) there's not a whole hell of a lot she can do about it through active parenting, but it would at least be good to know, right?

Thankfully, in this latest prank on Shane, he was one step ahead of those boys.

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They invented a girl and Shane is totally onto them. Mr. Clever-Pants, that Shane!

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Sorry to post and run, but there's a baseball situation to get to, so I will leave you with two bits of goodness:

  1. Ford and Tess were not on today's episode.
  2. Tea gave us her trademark look today. Oddly I never tire of this.

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Destiny out!

Comments

"I'm Blair Cramer, I should be able to handle my own son. Why isn't it working?" got to me, too. Her whole thing with Tomas got to me. KdP and TK are really working well together, I think. And, to be fair to Blair, I don't really know WHAT she can do at this point. As she said, Jack lies to her face and disregards whatever she says. The woman should be allowed to have a life without worrying that her son is cooking up some dastardly scheme. What, is she supposed to literally sit on him night and day? He had a broken toe, so she probably thought he'd be out of commission for a bit, anyway.

So love that Jack is on to their plan, though. I mean, really, it might have been a good villainous plan, but you've gotta do your comics research if you're going to make up a girl who likes comics books to lure in a comic book writer!

Loved the minion sucking back whipped cream.

Dear Ms. Cramer -

How about a therapist? If you truly think there is a chance that your son is a psychopath - or if not that, generally just a sucky kid with some anger issues that he seems to take out on you and other kids in his school - someone with PROFESSIONAL SKILLS might just help. I know, the doctor treating Shane ended up dead, but that was just an unfortunate by-product of crazy Marty. There have to be other counselors in town, psychiatrist, psychologist, something that might help, as your ex-husband (or the man you think is your ex-husband) doesn't seem to be able to help.

Jack's got to have a pretty good health care plan through the Sun that would cover this, but if not, I think Aunt Dorian might be able to pony up a few bucks if you want to use someone out of network.

Just a thought.

Me.

What SueB said. I love Blair, but this is not as tricky as she's making it. Jack is a scary, f'ed up kid who needs professional help. Blair also needs to be talking to a therapist and at some point any professional worth his/her salt will demand family therapy. (That would be pointless and horrifying, but the therapist wouldn't know that.)

I realize that aside from the now sadly deceased Dr Buhari mental heath professionals in Llanview tend to be crap, but Blair still needs to give it a shot. She just shouldn't put him in St Anne's which is clearly run by incompetents and idiots.

3. And other horrible characters like Aubrey, Cutter, Rama, Cristian, and Deanna weren't on either!!!!

I like Blair, but she sort of has a pattern of being the only involved parent then sucking tongue with the next guy in her life.

Tea is not fooled and know that Todd/Tomas are up to something which is why I hope she teams up with Blair real soon to squash both men like a bug.

Jack has money or he probably stole someone from one of the Cramer women when they weren't looking and bought another phone or lied to the phone company that he lost his.

Shane is finally fighting back instead of taking crap from Jack and mini-kid.

You're right about most everything, but the thing I agree with the most is THE LOOK from Tea. Florencia is a freakiin goddess in my book. This is an actor I would follow to any show that was lucky enough to land her.

On the other hand, why any woman, especially one as smart as Tea would tie herself to Todd Manning is possibly the most unbelievable part of OLTL for me. But, what the h#ll, it gives good story.

With all she makes she should have had all that unwanted hair lasered off .. a 5 o'clock shadow on her legs? Seriously?

There were basically a total of two psychiatrists in town: Dr. Buhari (now deceased) and Marty Saybrooke (crazy herself and the cause of Dr. Buhari's deceased-ness.) Then there's St. Anne's... an absolute bastion of mental health care and security. 60% of the residents are insane in their own way (and that's a low estimate) and given the short life span of mental health care professionals perhaps that's why there are so few there that are worth a damn.

I am deeply powerfully frustrated with the Jack shit. Blair basically sending him off immediately after a bullying incident to stay home alone flabberghasted me. Up to this point, she seemed to be actually trying. And, to her credit, she remains the only person in the family that is remotely concerned about what's going on with Jack. Todd can't be bothered... he's too busy helping the lastest crazy escape custody to cover his own ass.

The phone thing has pissed me off. If Jack bought it on the sly I'd believe it more if he didn't use it right in front of Blair while she didn't bat an eye. The computer, at least, was acknowledged to have been confiscated by her and that's why Jack and Minion!Brad had to use the Minion!Computer.

The whole conversation between Blair and Tomas was good. She remarked she didn't cry in front of anybody and I loved that. Blair's tears have always moved me because they aren't her immediate go-to response to things (unlike others) and yes "I'm Blair Cramer. I should be able to handle my own son. Why isn't it working?" got to me in a big way.

She's fighting a losing battle, though. She's completely on her own. Todd clearly doesn't care. And she doesn't know what to do. Therapy seems an obvious choice to us but it doesn't seem to occur to anyone in Llanview. Ever. Unless DID is involved and we all know how well that works.

Blair's screwed no matter what she does. I'm not thrilled with what's going on but I'm guessing that no matter what happens, she'll bear the brunt of the blame mainly because she's the only one who seems to give a damn at all.

Tea/Florencia bug me more often than not (I hate the laugh/cry), but THE LOOK is awesome.

"I'm Blair Cramer, I should be able to handle my own son. Why isn't it working?" got to me, too. Her whole thing with Tomas got to me. KdP and TK are really working well together, I think. And, to be fair to Blair, I don't really know WHAT she can do at this point. As she said, Jack lies to her face and disregards whatever she says. The woman should be allowed to have a life without worrying that her son is cooking up some dastardly scheme. What, is she supposed to literally sit on him night and day? He had a broken toe, so she probably thought he'd be out of commission for a bit, anyway.

I love Florencia Lozano :)

Louise, I got sucked in by the infomercial and bought one, just because it was Kassie pimping it. It does not hurt at all and it works, which is more than I can say for my attempt at laser treatments. Definitely worth it.

I like Blair, but she sort of has a pattern of being the only involved parent then sucking tongue with the next guy in her life.

just because it was Kassie pimping it. It does not hurt at all and it works, which is more than I can say for my attempt at laser treatments. Definitely worth it.

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