OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS. OH MY GOD.
I just spent the past ten minutes trying to write a sentence that adequately expresses just how I felt about today's General Hospital and I'm having a difficult time of it because--are you sitting down? Please do, because what I am about to say is shocking and I'd hate for you to read it and then comically pratfall and not just because I'd be sad to miss a hilarious pratfall, but because I worry about your safety. Okay? Sitting?--it's nearly impossible to convey my state of utter bliss (and because I'm unhappy with the portmanteaus I've tried to coin combining "verklempt" and "goosebumps" and "ohmigodthisisamazing!"). This episode was spectacular. I am actually fretting--fretting!--over not being able to watch the next show until late tomorrow night. I want nothing more than to sit and have an epic marathon of this week's shows and clap my hands at the pure soapiness in every single scene.
Of course, when I have said marathon, I'll need a full box of tissues because--my heart, you guys. My heart. It aches right now. Michelle Val Jean's Tweet will break your heart and when you sit down and watch today's show...can your heart re-break? I think it can, because I think mine did.
Tracy: Patrick. My father wants Emma to have this.
Patrick: I-I can't accept that. There's protocol.
Tracy: Forget protocol. We're playing by Quartermaine rules now, and if a Quartermaine steals it... a Quartermaine owns it, so I stole it for Daddy, and Daddy wants Emma to have it.
Monica: I really don't know what you're talking about. I just know that a vial of the antiserum has been misplaced.
And when Emma (who had broken my heart for the first time by asking "If we don't get better, will we get to see Mommy?" OH MY GOD, could I cry any harder? No, no I could not! I set records! I could be an Olympic gold medalist in weeping!) took the antiserum and Edward...you guys. YOU GUYS.
I am a mess. A complete and utter mess, with streaked-mascara and a pronounced wheeze. Every single second of this was perfect and John Ingle is perfect and I have spontaneously burst into tears three times while I typed this up. Damn, this show can be great sometimes.