I've Had It! Leave My Soap Mom Alone!
How many times can I handle looking at Viki's little crestfallen, heartbroken face this year? Hasn't it happened enough?
But once again today, Viki walked in on the man she loves with someone else (thankfully it wasn't quite as graphic an eye-full as last time and it was just a kiss that she witnessed, though we all know she's imagining more). Poor Mom!
Oh no! I hate it when she's sad. And then she was so upset that she cried to David. Don't make her cry! It's too hard to watch!
But little did she know that Clint, at that very moment, was letting Kim down easy and telling her what that kiss proved to him, finally.
Clint: The kisses are wonderful, but the woman I want to spend my life with... is Viki.
Aww. And Clint and Kim actually had a really lovely "breakup" scene, where he admitted he really did care about her and would certainly miss her and is still there for her. I love these two together, I really do, and I'm so glad they are getting some closure. If the show weren't three weeks from over (look, I'm trying to just say this stuff to try to get closer to some semblance of acceptance, though I'm nowhere close) and Amanda Setton were available to stick around, I'd absolutely root for more "Klimt." As it stands, I'm too much of a sucker for Clint and Viki. I've mentioned before that I wasn't so sure about a reunion between Viki and this Clint (were Clint Ritchie still with us and on the show, there would be no question... we'd be talking about, hands-down, the most important couple that basically serves as the very foundation of my life-long love affair with this genre) until recently when I finally saw beyond the wonderful friendship chemistry and saw some real sparks. And I know it won't happen today or tomorrow, as Viki is nothing if not proud, but I have faith that these two will be together by the end (the only three reunions I'm certain will happen by the end, though I don't know how they'll happen: Rex/Gigi, John/Natalie, and Clint/Viki) and it warms my heart. I cannot help it. It's in my blood. (Anyone who's with me on this one should be well-advised to avoid the OLTL Facebook page today, as it's chock-full of comments about how "nobody gives a crap about those old farts," which just makes me question the general decency of humanity, which is really not a very Christmas-y feeling!)
I understand the fixation on Jack's involvement in "Gigi's" death since he got off scot-free, but (a) what about that girl that was there and (b) what about Brad? It seems odd that the fact that he "paid" for the crime gave everyone total closure about his participation. I'd think if someone helped kill my mother or fiancee and went to prison for it, I wouldn't then immediately be at peace with the offender.
Also, Andrew Trischitta has definitely improved as Jack, but they need to never give him major dramatic scenes opposite anyone but the adult actors who work hard to lift him up and challenge him (their names rhyme with SchmePaiva, Schmowarth, Schmozano, and probably Schmezak). Never.
Oh and I guess the stuff between Gigi and Rex today was the biggest event and the scenes weren't bad, especially once Rex actually seemed to be affected by having her right in front of him, but this all just seems so inevitable. I don't mind it, but I'm not on the edge of my seat, that's for sure. I'm hoping it gets cleared up quickly before the new year because I don't want this story to be bigger in the only two weeks we get in 2012 than what's going on with Viki and Clint, or Natalie and John, or Matthew and his people, or Todd and Blair and Tea and Jack, etc. And whatever visitors we get! (I've read all the reports and am super-excited but am still foolishly holding out for some ridiculously well-kept secrets.)