Another Day In Paradise?
It was close. And yes, it was yet another day where it felt silly to post because it was going to come off something like: "Sniffle. Guh. Sniff. And then I loved this moment. Here's a quote. And then this one? I'm a little weepy." and so on and so forth. But when really lovely things happen and one has this semi-public place in which to acknowledge these lovely things, it seems as though one would be remiss not to at least say something. So: something.
Fair warning: I think my funny bone's tapped temporarily. This shit's getting to me, like, for realsies.
It was history day on One Life to Live. Was it a riveting episode that I can't wait to see followed up on? No. And that's okay. It was a sweet nod to history -- major history. Renee spoke with Bo at Asa's grave, Clint and Bo remembered their father together in his home, Joey (in what may have been Tom Degnan's best episode in the role) tried to convince Viki that she may need to face that she still has feelings for Clint, and the Cramers threw Dorian a goodbye party.
I've complained before how much I hate that Dorian got a goodbye reason instead of a goodbye story, and I admit I still feel that way but I'm just going to look at this episode. The Cramer family has not been a strong suit under Ron Carlivati's head-writership; while he's clearly (to me, anyway) had an appreciation for them, he never quite... got them. So my expectations were low, but as jarring as it was to see the goodbye scenes in the middle of the Two Todds storyline (is Robin Strasser really not going to share a screen with Roger Howarth? The bastards!) and as much as I needed this to go on and on and on, it was still a very sweet send-off (that thankfully isn't yet over, because it wasn't near enough... not anywhere near). And as Starr, Kristen Alderson continued her "Shut Up, Y'all, I've Been A Great Actress All Along" World Tour she's been on lately. A good performance that also felt a lot like Alderson was saying goodbye to Strasser, a woman who's been there and watched her grow up and has likely mentored her in many ways. Personally, I am not ready to say goodbye to Dorian Lord. Not even close. And I'm stupidly having some crazy tiny faith that we'll get one last visit after this "official" departure. But we did get Addie (isn't she going to be excited to see Todd?!), and we did fit in the goodbye before Kelly's departure, and all the Cramers girls showered Dorian with love yesterday. And we damn well better get a flashback reel in the next episode. I know I should be embarrassed to admit this, but I'm having a really hard time even typing about this. This is the first real goodbye that signals the end, and I confess it's breaking my heart. (Yeah, yeah, maybe I'm a little bit crazy. I almost burst into tears when Viki and Dorian came face-to-face at the end. It's going to be a long five months, y'all.)
Clint and Rex had a moment yesterday. Clint called Rex "son." It's not a breakthrough, but a baby step. I don't think much of Rex, but I enjoy Clint so much that I still want to see this arc play out. Bo and Clint toasting to Asa and Bo letting Clint slide on briefly breaking his house arrest was just a lovely, luxurious beat to play and I'd say I need them to do it every year no matter what but there is no other year (yeah, yeah, online... call me when anything's real). And then Kim showed up! And Clint called her "Kimberly," as he and only he always did. Nice move, OLTL, planting the seed of Viki-and-Clint on the same day as replanting the seed of Kim-and-Clint. This is a triangle I could watch (not that I want to see Kim/Viki catfights [although can you imagine??] but just the draw in all directions).
It appeared to be Joey and Kelly's last day, which was odd since Joey didn't even say goodbye to Jessica or Natalie, but I'm not losing sleep over it since the Buke twins have fallen so far down my list of interests lately (I'm sure I'll come back around, but I'm enjoying the breather).
Is anyone else's heart already kinda breaking? All us soap crazies will hold each other up through this, right? Right?
Any favorite moments for you in yesterday's low-key sentimental episode?