Now This Is Just Not Playing Fair
Call me old-fashioned, but try as I might to see them with other people, to see them as other people, I'm a sucker for Viki and Clint. I've loved their friendship, I've loved their romance, and I've loved both of those with both Clint Ritchie (I seriously get misty even typing his name) and Jerry verDorn portraying Clint. Maybe it's because Viki and Clint's love story was the first major story that really drew me into a soap opera. Maybe it's because it's Erika Slezak and two men with wild charisma. Maybe it's, uncharacteristically, writer after writer on this show getting one thing very right. I don't know. But it gets me every time. And today?
Clint: I'm not the man that you married.
Viki: Twice. I think that's proof that maybe you weren't all that bad.
Clint: Maybe not back then. But I changed.
Viki: Everyone changes, Clint.
Clint: Yeah, but you're supposed to get better with age. You did. And maybe I would've, too, if...
Viki: If what?
Clint (with tears in his eyes): If I had somehow found my way back... to you. I was my best self with you. Hell, I had to be because you wouldn't settle for anything less. And that is what I'm going to take with me. Knowing that there was one point in time where I did something good. Because there was a certain someone there that brought it out in me. Dear Viki, I'll die owing you for that.
Viki (now with tears in her eyes... and most certainly in mine): I think... I think we'll call it even, huh?
I just have one question: why are they trying to kill me?
And as if that weren't enough? Then we had Dorian do a full about-face when she realized that Clint really might die. She did care about him once and, sure, has some guilty feelings about what happened (though it's clearly not her fault), but most importantly? She cares about Viki.
I just love that woman. Am I the only one who watches half of the episodes these days rolling my eyes and sighing, and the other half all choked up, vowing "I won't say goodbye to these people; they can't make me!!!"
And oh yeah, I won't even go into how hot the Todd/Tea scenes were today (not that kind of hot), because one tiny thing. HOLY CRAP-OLA CASTING NEWS. Or rather, de-casting news. I am seriously dumbfounded. Trevor St. John is out soon. Very soon. I did not see this coming. I have not had time to process, so for now I will say that I really do wish him the best in his career. He fascinated me when he first arrived on the scene and, yes, I complained over the years when they took Todd in the direction they did, but he's been deeply engrossing again since the new Tale of Two Todds story -- I can barely keep my eyes off him. But you know what? I'm not worried about him at all. I think he's actually got a shot at a legitimate prime time career. Where are everyone else's thoughts on this rather huge news?