Well, this is certainly not what I anticipated.
First of all, apparently Sam is getting better life lessons from his family than his big brother Jack is, since little Sam has learned from his Aunt Dorian that we should help the homeless, which manifested itself in his gifting a cola to RHTodd (Roger Howarth's Todd, as opposed to TSJTodd... for the time being).
Little did he know that RHTodd is... or might be... his mother's ex-husband? The father of his siblings?
Anyway, the point is that on Friday little Sam met RHTodd.
And it was so effing cute! And you know? It was a little reminiscent of RHTodd's past relationships with small children -- whether we're talking his friendship with little CJ and Sarah or with Starr, all times that he was missing or on-the-run or unknown by the adults nearby, at any rate. I'm enjoying this little call-back, and I'd forgotten just how good Roger Howarth is with little kids. I think it always did a lot to keep us interested in Todd back when there was little reason to do much but hate him for his myriad crimes. There was actually always something about Howarth's Todd that was still a child, and children brought out the part of him that wasn't yet broken.