It Gets Cuter
Seriously, what is wrong with me that I am so enchanted by the One Life to Live babies and toddlers? (Shh, don't tell my parents, they'd given up hope of my giving them grandchildren long ago and we do not need to encourage false hopes!)
There's just so much cheek-pinching to do. Y'all? They dressed Liam as a baby seal.
I cannot take it. And with his "daddy?"
I mean when the situation is that cute? It's tempting to root for Brody's secret to stay secret. He's fighting for something so adorable, how could it be wrong?
Tell me again why this man has to go all Crazy-Eyes and threaten people and lie just to get a wife and child?
And the rest of Liam's family was pretty darling with him, too.
This show is getting Halloween so right again. Aesthetically speaking.
And it was nice to see Natalie finally looking happy about marrying Brody! I realize this is all just to ratchet up the drama when it doesn't happen (or falls to pieces after it does), but her looks of discomfort and boredom with him were actually keeping the stakes way too low in this storyline.
Speaking of which, it's nice to see Michael in town if only because it gives John someone to talk to about things. I could have lived without the overkill of John just being stricken with grief at the mere sight of small children knocking on his door, but thankfully it was short-lived. Not to mention the fact that when John has conversations with Michael, he doesn't talk to him like he's dirt on the bottom of his shoe (well, usually) the way he talks to most other humans.
Plus, Michael totally sunk John's battleship! See? Sometimes other mere mortals are better at things than John McBain is!
Now back at Llanfair, a letter, ostensibly from Kim, sits awaiting Clint in the study. Meanwhile, we just got the news that Charlie will be returning to the show before the end. More obstacles to a Clint-and-Viki reunion! Frankly, I'm all for it. I'm not sure how dramatically effective it would be to have all the couples happily in place and reunited by the end of the show's ABC run. I do hope we get some implied happily-ever-afters -- especially amongst those not slated to join the online version of the show -- but I'm going to have to have something I'm still rooting for when it's time to make the switch. Something tells me the ABC series won't end with a group wedding of Clint and Viki, Rex and Gigi, Natalie and John, Blair and Todd, Cord and Tina, Jessica and [STOP IT, CARLIVATI! STOP MAKING ME THINK YOU WANT ME TO INSERT A CERTAIN UNFORTUNATE NAME HERE!], and whoever else the root-for couples are, so I assume we're okay. And we do still have, like, sixty episodes left. A lot can certainly happen! It's not like this is General Hospital pacing here.
I'm surprised at myself that I'm kind of enjoying Rex with Aubrey and Cutter with "Stigi." I know it's just thrown-together, manufactured sexual tension to act as an obstacle to Rex and Stigi's eventual union, but I have to say I'm preferring the pairings where they're falling right now.
Don't get me wrong here, I'm not saying, "Oh my god these are super-couples in the making, please make sure you keep them together and carry them over to the internet OLTL!" No. I am not saying that. I'm saying if all four of these characters are written off with the ABC version, I can live with only-moderate-levels-of-screen-time couplings like this and be mildly interested. Or not disgusted. (I realize this is damning with faint praise here, but if I have to sit through "Starr's gonna be a star!" and Ford being all up in our grills and if we can't get Cord and Tina or Todd and Blair every day, I need to find these other points to enjoy in moderation while I can.)
What's really absurd to me, though, is that even in costume Rex wouldn't recognize Gigi's lip gloss first thing.
Please! It's her defining characteristic!
And of course, I must leave you with the highlight of the episode for me personally:
Cord and Tina! Cowboy and cowgirl! My heart is full, yet again.
Happy Halloween, Serial Drama readers!