I Needed This Little Pick-Me-Up
You know, maybe if I had been a Port Charles viewer I'd find all of this less hilarious and bizarre. Perhaps I'd be giddy about the re-visit, or embarrassed by the re-visit because I'd hoped it was long behind me, or maybe I'd be all manner of furious about what PC plot points (if any) this current incarnation rewrites or cancels out. I have no idea.
As it stands, I'm watching this with a tremendous amount of aesthetic distance because I can't care about it. I'm not emotionally engaged or worried for the fate of any of the characters involved because it's all just so silly. It's silly in a way that doesn't make me angry, though, because it feels like once it's over, it'll really be over. I'm eager to get to Lucy Coe actually being Lucy Coe, which is the only thing that really keeps me from fully enjoying my incredulity and dropped-jaw at how absurd this has gotten.
But seriously. How is this not fun?
I mean come on! (Again, had I ever seen Michael Easton do this before, the novelty wouldn't exist. But novelty it is, and he looks like he's having a blast camping it up. He so rarely gets to do that, so it's hard not to smile.)
Uh oh! Sam got all bitten by prosthetic fangs!
That's gotta smart, right?
Also, Steve got stabbed! Steve got stabbed! Steve got stabbed for real this time, and this time by Mommie Dearest!
Oh that incorrigible Heather, she's such a Butterfingers! (And naturally, she just slipped right on out, sight unseen. As she does.)
There was also this excellence:
Liz (after assuring A.J. that, while he did some heinous things back in the day, he was also a victim): ...especially at the end, when you were almost murdered?
A.J.: Oh yeah, right here in this hospital. Good times!
I want them to do a whole episode some day that is just Elizabeth Webber and John McBain reaction shots.
Otherwise, Kate found out some more stuff and is mad at Sonny, but that won't last. And somehow Shawn now just has free reign and open access at the PCPD, which makes perfect sense since he's a former mercenary and the new right-hand man for the local mob boss. Who better?
At any rate, I leave you with this:
I don't even... I mean...
DOPPELGANGER SHOWDOWN, Y'ALL!
I seriously cannot wait for the big awkward physical struggle scenes between Michael Easton and his body double!