I Could Run Through A Glass To Be With You
Yeah, I finally found out what that one line in the theme song is. What does that even mean? Like a tumbler? A wine glass?
I guess everyone is supposed to be writing about General Hospital today because of how utterly head-scratching (and rape-themed, so fun, whee!) it has been for the past two days and, honestly, I could write a whole rant about how they appear to be re-inventing Franco (Franco! The worst idea ever the first time!) as Todd Manning 2: The Darkening so that they can keep Roger Howarth snarking and smirking and menacing instead of letting him stretch as a brand new, unrecognizable character (as I've only ever seen him on OLTL and in a few plays, I had really been looking forward to it.... oops) that doesn't play father to a character portrayed by Kristen Alderson (and you know it's a red letter day when I'm finding her role to be the most compelling of the three thus far). But as you can see from my inability to even complete a clause without throwing in a parenthical (and such random ones at that), my brain is currently imploding over all that madness and I am still in shock (except: yay Dante!) so I'm going to take a brief moment to bask in my very favorite few minutes of today's One Life to Live.
If you've read many of my OLTL posts, you already knew what it's going to be so I won't play coy about it.
As an umpteen-years-unapologetic lover of Todd and Blair, I feel it only fair to point out that I am in no way looking for those two to reunite right now. The crap he pulled toward the end of ABCOLTL and then what he did to their daughter over on GH means that I could not possibly buy a reunion between them. She should not take him back right now. Plus, we also know Howarth's not around full-time and permanently, so there's no point being naive about it. So all I ask is that the depths of what they had (and have) being acknowledged and addressed. Someday, somehow, they'll find their way back. Even though it's not now. And if we get that, I'm golden. And we're getting that.
I should also put it out there that I don't generally love it when Kassie DePaiva (or anyone in soaps, for that matter) (except maybe Jack Wagner) (oh and Rick Springfield, duh) sings on the show, but it's just something I usually shrug off. It's generally some sort of adult contemporary something-or-other (or easy-listening?) (I CAN'T STOP THE PARENTHETICALS, HELP ME) and that genre kind of creeps me out, but look. If DePaiva is a shrewd enough businesswoman to make sure she gets to sing on the show to promote her part-time pursuits, more power to her. I know a thing or two about part-time pursuits.
But damn. Today? It was just all there. The longing, the realization that maybe it's lost for good this time, the vulnerability, all that history of love and hatred and fear.
First of all, he introduced her as Blair Manning and she didn't fight him on it!
Let's just do a slide show of Todd's facial expressions watching his soulmate and Most Pathetic competitor sing a song, shall we?
The loveliest moment was just the tiniest, tiniest movement at the side of his mouth into a half smile after she sang a line like, "Can you look at me and say that all this love we made is so easy to forget?" because no, no, he most certainly cannot.
And then as quickly as the subtle half-smile came, it went, just as he realized that this is lost to him. Because of him.
Seriously, what a beautiful performance by Roger Howarth.
Those two just sell this every freaking time, no matter how implausibly the decks are stacked against them being ever able to feel anything for anyone ever again, much less each other.
In summary, hell yeah!
Also, this happened!
GET it, Nat!