So Much YAY and WOO and GLEE
While I was in the midst of crafting a truly hilarious (to girls who grew up in the 80s and 90s reading the works of Ann M. Martin and to absolutely nobody else) comparison between the "Sabrina is unjustly accused of cheating on her nursing exam because she's just SO perfect that she got a perfect score which nobody in the history of General Hospital has ever done" story and the plot of Claudia and The Middle School Mystery, the 40th Baby-Sitters Club novel that saw Claudia accused of cheating on a math test, a comparison that ultimately fell apart when I realized that Claudia was much more worldly and mature than Sabrina is (and more fashionable--even Claudia would judge the hell out of Sabrina's glasses), I got a series of texts that included so many exclamation points and capital letters and the breaking news that Vanessa Marcil and Ingo Rademacher are coming back for GH's 50th Anniversary festivities and I let out the kind of squeal that is unbecoming once you pass the age of eight. Who the hell can even take the time to mock Sabrina when there is Brenda and Jax action to dreamily imagine?!
We've been down this road before, so I feel like I know what to expect: the pair NOT returning as a couple, since Jax is all about Carly and Brenda is probably married to some random (remember, the show decided to give her a child with some long-dead offscreen nobody and then saddled her with the block of wood who goes by the name Brad Rowe for weeks that felt like decades!); one or both of their returns being TERRIBLY written because...remember what happened last time Brenda came back? I don't even have the heart to go through the archives and link to specific examples of how awful it was because that would just ruin the good mood this news has managed to cultivate; and my own broken heart when I realize that this visit is both short and unlikely to end with the two of them living happily ever after with Brenda's son who was rewritten hastily and awesomely to actually be Jax's.
AND YET I AM STILL SO EXCITED BECAUSE OHMIGOD BRENDA AND JAX.