"The People Of Llanview Are Very Fair"
....Or so says Shaun Evans. I could debate him on a few points there.
On the other hand, just about everyone in Llanview has committed some crime (or twenty) and they're generally never actually imprisoned for them in the long run. The town is full of murderers and rapists and con artists and, granted, a lot of them are (temporarily) in hiding or perhaps in comas, but for the most part they're just walking around town. Mostly with guns. Llanview-ites are nothing if not ultimately forgiving.
Speaking of criminal justice, the only character still on canvas actually serving out any sort of a sentence is Clint, who is basically on house arrest for the remainder of his natural life. And he misses a few things (bourbon, the office, hostile takeovers, the boardroom where he usually gets his own way), but he's not exactly miserable. He gets to live out his years in the family home of most of his children and with his ex-wife who he'll never be over. He makes attempts, sure, like today when he suggested Viki "put herself out there" and try to find a new man (he thinks she should put herself on the market and she wondered if he meant "like a cow" in of course her most imperious Queen Victoria mode) -- through the personals no less! What would her "About Me" be? "DWF (seven ex-husbands, give or take a few depending on whether you count annulments or multiple divorces from the same man) full of life, including a grand total of no fewer than seven disparate personalities, too! Probably killed own father. Several heart attacks, brain aneurysms, deaths and revivals, heart transplant from dead ex-husband, mother of five (one dead), grandmother of five (two dead), sister of convicted gang-rapist and several-time killer. Tee-totaler and newspaper publisher! Likes long walks on the beach and never go anywhere without a passport!")
But Viki didn't think any of that would be the issue. She thought the issue would be bringing her online date home to her... living situation.
Viki: What would I say to that someone? "Oh don't pay any attention to that man with the ankle bracelet, he's just my felonious ex-husband who lives with me?"
Oh, Vikster, you have such a way with words!
And really, the two of them had the cutest heart-to-heart in which Viki made adorable facial expressions trying to restrain her untoward comments about Kim and encouraged Clint to allow himself to be good-hearted and connect with Rex. And then Viki brought Clint popcorn and a movie and they sat down next to each other on the couch and Victoria Lord took off her shoes! She just sat there like some plebeian in her stocking feet!
Cute as an effing button, these two! I can't stand it. I cannot even honestly say that I'm dying for a reunion here because I love this relationship so much as it is. (Don't quote me on that! Ever!)
Elsewhere in Fair Llanview, Shane held a gun on Jack, demanding to know what Gigi's final moments were like, while Jack continued to deny involvement. Austin Williams (Shane) did some great losing-his-grasp work in these scenes while Andrew Trischitta (Jack) was...standing in the scenes with good hair and presumably hitting his marks.
The scenes didn't really go much of anywhere, but back at the House of Genius, Rex and Roxy and Echo figured out that the missing gun must mean that Shane had it. Ergo, Shane may have had something to do with Victor's murder. Which Bo surmised when he showed up in the midst of their bumbling (I have to say that it's very fun how everyone in town now refers to Roxy and Echo as "Rex's mothers" and refers to Rex as "Roxy and Echo's son"), and he and Rex had a darling moment of manly bonding. You know, the bonding you do with another man when you realize you're both fathers of teen killers! (I mean who hasn't been there?)
So sweet. Uh, I really need for at least one or two teenage boys in Fair Llanview to not be a murderer or would-be murderer. Just one or two. Is that so much to ask? When are Sam and Liam and Ryder going to head out on their killing spree?
Speaking of... no, there's really no way to be speaking of anything related to this other storyline going on, and the less said the better. As my friend who is currently watching the episode just emailed me, "So is it that Gigi really isn't dead. That Stacy kidnapped her and took her place or something? I don't understand." Nor do any of us, dear friend. Nor do any of us. I'm not even going to bother trying to work through the logic train on this one until we get more information. I can only say I'm not exactly on pins and needles for more explanation considering the involved parties. (We were all just dying for more Stacy or Gigi or Gicy or Stagi or whoever we're dealing with, right?)
Destiny out! (of the show till further notice or what?)