Miss Viki and Hop-a-long Clint!
Earlier today I applied my speechlessness and Percocet-induced haze to a B&B post where I let the pictures do the talking because, really, there were no words. And I'll try again now for One Life to Live. Here, though, the phrase "there are no words" has a very different meaning. The good kind.
Life is good.
Blair woke up! (Guess Jack is still upstairs sleeping soundly.)
Lindsay helped Bo save Nora from Troy and we got a very big, wonderful moment between Nora and Lindsay.
Nora: We have a history.
Lindsay: And a lot of it.
Nora: Mm-hmm. But I have to say, after what you've done for us today... you've really changed. And I forgive you. Can you forgive me?
Lindsay: That's why I'm here.
Nora: Okay. Unfortunately, you know, Lindsay, your prison sentence -- you murdered a man in cold blood, okay? And you were found guilty by a jury of your peers, and you were sentenced by a court, and I can't overlook that. But I can promise to talk to the judge and tell him about everything that you've done for us today... and tell him how you helped us avert a serious crime.
Bo: And I will testify on your behalf.
Nora: And I think that probably together we could -- we could probably get your sentenced reduced and get you paroled.
Lindsay: Oh, I would appreciate that.
Nora: Good. After today, you deserve it.
Yay! And then we got a great moment, Lindsay's final moment on the show (I'm assuming). She left the cabin and in just a few short seconds, beautifully left us with a big question.
Has she changed? Was this all a strategy? Will she be up to no good or really try to take the straight and narrow if she gets her sentence reduced?
And oops, Bo got shot! And in a classic soap twist, they're stranded in the woods and Troy is the only one who can offer medical assistance and Nora has to untie him for it. Good stuff. The stuff soaps are made on. And Hilary B. Smith gave one of the performances of her OLTL career while begging Troy to help Bo. Beautiful stuff.
Allison Perkins gave us the big reveal we've all been waiting for for most of this past decade. Corrected one of the ugliest retcons in the history of this show. Jessica isn't Mitch's daughter at all! She and Natalie are full sisters and both the biological children of Clint and Viki!
The most wonderful thing happened here. Just as soon as Allison made her announcement, the online airing of the show cut to a commercial that started right away with the Hallelujah Chorus. It's like the sponsors were reading my mind! All of our minds! Was everyone else as floaty and cheery as I was? THANK YOU, writers, THANK YOU!!!
Of course the joy didn't last long, as Allison promptly shot Viki.
But it's not so bad because Allison followed that up by doing a little dance and singing part of an Elvis Costello song (and quoted it -- "my aim is true"), so you have to love that.
I want to say only good things because they're just all laying it out there and it's such juicy, fun stuff, but I can't lie and pretend that I liked Starr singing at the end. I had no problem with their using her "One Life to Live" song to play over the final montage, but I desperately wished that they'd left it as non-diegetic sound and not actually had Starr sitting there singing for real in the hospital chapel. I got a little embarrassed, and upon re-watch (I can't be the only one?) I just looked away in the moments they made it clear she was supposed to be singing in real life. Playing pretend helps! Because then...
Man, they laid it on thick with that final montage, and boy did it work. I am just more and more emotional by the day.
Well, it looks like I couldn't resist verbalizing a few things, but still! There really are no words, y'all!
In conclusion, is it legal to marry chandeliers?
(One request for the comments: Emotions are running high. We're all way more sensitive than usual right now about the show and about our favorite characters. Please be gentle with one another! Also, if you think this show sucks and deserved cancellation, congratulations for winning, but do please write letters of support to the execs at ABC for their wise decision instead of gloating about it here! Just a request.)
So... how's everyone holding up?