A Permanent State of Goosebumps
Having had the misfortune of glimpsing myself in a mirror after watching Friday's episode of All My Children, I am seriously worried for my future self and see a week filled with puffy eyes and smeared mascara and plaintive wails of things like "But I don't WANT it to be the end of Zach and Kendall!" and "I want MORE of Brooke and Erica sparring" and then just grief-filled hiccups.
Because really, so much of the show has just gutted me, to the point where I've had to pause the episode and regain my composure (or become as composed as I can be when I'm watching TV, since that often includes me making ridiculous faces and shouting things at fictional people) and then wind up gutted all over again. There is so much I want to say about All My Children as a whole--about my history with it and my favorite stories and weird, random memories that I have of it, but please; I try to write about a ten second scene with Zach and Kendall and I wind up too depressed for words.
But OMG, how sweet, right?
Kendall: My husband, the romantic.
Zach: You happy?
Kendall: Very. You are really back.
Zach: We're back.
And OMG, how amazing, right?
A SNUGGIE. Zach Slater in a SNUGGIE. I have seen everything now. Part of me thinks that not just AMC, but all of television should be canceled because what could possibly live up to that?!
Then there was Angie and Jesse, and I know that I say this all the time and that I gush and lots of repetitive gushing is the very definition of not fun, but...really, Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams own me.
Angie: Stop lying, Jesse Hubbard. You were crying. I can see it.
Fourteen different emotions flew over Darnell Williams's face in that moment when he realized that kind of seeing Angie meant, and all of those different emotions made me tear up. Amazing.
Although...there are some things that I find, uh, worrisome about the show's ending. For starters, I'm not sure why Brooke (!!!! I love Julia Barr so freaking much) was being so cagey about Adam, but I don't like it.
Erica: You two have not even been back to visit Pine Valley, not even once. You must be having quite the time.
Brooke: Things have been different for Adam since he left Pine Valley.
Erica: Unlike me, Brooke, you've never been good at the old duck-and-weave. What aren't you telling me about Adam?
I swear, if the show ruins Adam's previous happy ending, I am going to...well, the show is ending so any grand statement on my part would only last a few days and therefore not be grand at all but STILL.
And then there is Babe. Again with the endless discussion of this loathsome creature! It's totally tainting my enjoyment of the show right now! And can I just say that if Dixie's theory is right and that David FAKED BABE'S DEATH in order to get her away from JR, he will have officially crossed the line into mega-villain territory. Because that's creepy and psychotic and controlling and wrong and worse, it brings Babe back into our lives! How can we ever forgive him for that?!