Second (+) Lives for One Life to Live Characters, Installment #2
Hallelujah. And I mean that.
I'd been wondering where the list of returns was. So far the list was small, just Kim and Langston and Markko (and the last two don't count as they were just there), and that seemed insufficient considering the barrage of announcements we were getting about All My Children returns. But then I realized the timing. The cancellation announcement came just over 3 months ago. OLTL got a three-months-longer lifespan than AMC, meaning right now is when we can start fairly comparing how AMC is wrapping things up with how OLTL plans to do so (this "they'll live on online" business has yet to take any credibly shape, so I'm speaking as if it's full cancellation till we get any real information). Today it begins.
And right on cue? SWEET MERCY SOMEONE UP THERE LOVES ME. Because Cord and Tina are coming back!!! Honestly if that hadn't happened I would've been seriously mystified because it's probably the most obvious return of all, but hey, we soap viewers are used to being mystified by the choices of the showrunners.
Allow me to gush with no shame. OH EM GEE CORD AND TINA.
I also feel it's important to go on record and saying if they're reuniting these two, it would be unacceptable for them to come back already reunited. I need to see this onscreen. NEED. (Isn't that picture crazy, y'all? Look behind them, remember when soap weddings used to mean huge budgets and a cast of extras by the droves? Now we're lucky if 1/10th the contract cast is there.)
Now I feel compelled to show you the depths of my shame (or lack thereof), because to me this is hilarious. One of my best friends (who shall remain nameless in case she understandably wants her identity protected) and I have long joked about the days when Cord came back from being held in some pit for over a year and presumed dead and told Tina (while she fell in love with Cain... and was played by a different actress) how the whole time he was being held there, he was able to keep himself alive by basically transferring his love for her to this rock he found in the pit. He loved his Tina rock, he did. Well...
The Tina rock.
My awesome friend (through I believe a simple Google image search) gifted me with a visual. It's actually now her email profile photo (and has been for a while), so every time I email her I am reminded of how much love Cordero had for his Tina rock. And I laugh and laugh and laugh and experience great joy. (Damn it's good to have friend with whom to share the ridiculousness of soaps, isn't it?)
Y'ALL. TINA AND CORD ARE COMING BACK.