The Token and the Hysterical
Marcus and Dayzee got engaged!!
Which is so totally exciting because these are major characters in whose relationship we all have huge investments. How romantic! I mean after all of those two whole episodes this year that they've actually been on the show, who wouldn't be rooting for these two crazy-in-love kids to finally tie the knot? Right?
Ugh. So yup, in the grand current-day B&B tradition of giving characters not involved in Steffy, Hope, and Liam's storyline no screentime at all except for the obligatory once-a-month appearance to show up with major relationship news like an engagement or a breakup/divorce, Marcus proposed to Dayzee and she accepted. But just in case you thought for one second that this was some other storyline, Marcus decided he just had to propose in front of Stephanie and, you guessed it, Hope and Liam. Because why? Because he said so. Because it's the Hope and Liam Show. So don't fool yourself into thinking this means Marcus and Dayzee are going to start getting actual material now. I've been down that naive road and got burned every time.
And really, it all just functioned to lead Hope and Liam to give each other a celebratory kiss in public, which in turn led to a hilarious smackdown of Hope and her "message" from the completely unhinged mother of one of Hope's "fans." (Tip to the mom: it's kind of on you if you let your kid look entirely to some "celebrity" for moral guidance.) (I'm using an awful lot of quotes here, I'm noticing, but how can I not? I can't possibly be meant to take all of this literally, right?)
CrazyMom (to Hope): How could you?...I can't believe you would lie...My daughter and her friends look up to you. You're role model for young women everywhere, at least that's how you seemed...Why is my daughter watching you kiss a married man?...Did you forget your own message?...Self-respect, restraint, becoming a better generation-- where is that Hope Logan?...You are a fraud, hypocrite. All the girls who look to you will be as disappointed as my Maggie. You are just another example of what not to do.
I don't even know how to respond to the hilarity. Hope, of course, responded by taking some pills. I wish I had a prescription to pills that would make me feel better every time some crazy lunatic yelled ridiculous things at me in public. I do live in New York City, so it's not exactly a rare occurrence.