Oh Look! Someone Left This Script Lying Around...
I wonder what it's for! Oh, I see. There's some scenes where Starr is hanging around in a park flirting with some guy who's not her boyfriend. Ooooh, relationship conflict! Maybe a love triangle? Oh and they kiss, and she pulls away and insists she has no feelings for him! He thinks they have a connection. Methinks the lady doth protest too much! This is gripping and has never been done before. Clearly this is a brand new script and not one left over from last year's completely identical story. (I guess Baz loses Lothario points for not kidnapping Starr, though.)
Then why does it feel so familiar? I simply cannot figure it out. This is totally the first time in the history of ever that Starr has met some new guy and had random flirty banter with him that causes trouble with her boyfriend.
You know, I try to be nice and understanding about the fact that soaps inevitably have to recycle similar stories over and over again -- it's part of the nature of the duration and frequency -- but really. This was Starr's most recent major storyline. And they couldn't even change the setting?! I swear last summer and fall we were stuck in that park with James and Starr in at least 40% of the episodes.
Bree now refers to Ford as "Uncle Bobby." There is no reason to dignify this with a creative insult or description of how quickly I lost my lunch.
Also, Ford commenting on how Jessica's being "decent" is enough to make me apoplectic (again). Gee, Ford, then you might have wanted to actually try working out a custody arrangement with her instead of making her crazier, doing everything you could to make sure she was kept from her son (and daughter who is now so inexplicably fond of you), abducting her, assaulting nuns, sexing up her alter and, you know, just generally making her a victim of your sick sexually exploitative tendencies. Just a thought, fucker.
Upside of yesterday's episode (outside of the Todds): Viki and Jess talked about Tina (and old-Todd-new-Todd)!
Jessica: Well, you're getting along just fine without Aunt Tina, aren't you?
Viki: No, that's not true. I always thought it was but it is not true.
Viki: Honey, I regret so much about that relationship. Tina and I were both very stupid and we lost our chance; is that really how you want it to be with you and Natalie?
Yay! Viki regrets how she left things with Tina! Is it September yet?!
Then, when asked by Jessica if she thinks someone had surgery to look like Todd used to...
Viki: Well, I suppose it's possible, I mean Todd had surgery to look like Walker Lawrence.
Jessica: And he hasn't been the same since.
Viki: Why do you say that?
Jessica: It's true. You know, he's still Uncle Todd, he's just different with me.
Viki: But you've never said a word about that!
Jessica: I guess I've just gotten used to it.
Viki: How is he different?
Jessica: I don't know, he's distant. Even for Todd.
Viki: Darling, he adores you.
Jessica: No, and I love him. It's just...it's just not the same. You know, but maybe it's me. I've changed, too.
Viki: Everybody changes.
Or maybe they don't, Viki! Admittedly, this is a bit of a stretch. When TSJTodd first came to town, he cared about Jessica a great deal and expressed that under the guise of his being Walker Lawrence, Jessica's biological uncle. But even after the reveal, the two of them were still close for quite a while. Clearly that evaporated (most notably in his wildly revolting behavior toward her and her baby during the "rapemance" which played a very large role in Chloe's death) so I admit this is one time that I don't mind a little rearranging of the chronology of events. And speaking of chronology, it looks like RHTodd's presence in town is going to be made known to the people who knew him almost a year to the day that this seed was planted. Well done, show.