The Pairing I Have Been Waiting For Is Finally Here!
Okay, I'm probably overstating the case considerably. But I have been waiting years for Blair and Natalie to hang out.
The fun trouble they could cause! But they really barely ever interacted on OLTLABC, I guess because they made Nat spend so many years pretending to be squeaky clean so she could meet John McBain's boring standards or... something. Anyway, I have absolutely no idea if this will lead to anything, but it was a start and I was nonetheless gleeful!
Plus, once again we see that Natalie looks better than ever and someone on that show realizes they should feature that (finally).
I wasn't crazy about the fabric of her dress, but at least it was damn flattering and the appropriate parties noticed!
And Natalie is definitely noticing Cutter, too:
"What is it about bad boys?"
(To be fair, Rama's response was even better: "I don't know, I just work here.")
Speaking of people looking good in their outfits, Téa slid weeping down the last wall against which she got nailed by Victor, but she was wearing such a cute dress while doing it!
Those types of dresses have always been my favorite on her.
Of course then she got a terrible shock when she stumbled upon the HORRIBLY MANGLED STUFFED GIRAFFE!
Oh, Victor. What ARE you up to? (Strangling Todd in another scene, if anyone's actually asking.)
Téa's daughter, meanwhile, was busy getting naked in drinking games with her new roomies.
WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!
Okay, but seriously. I love the idea of a bunch of early-20s kids actually hanging out and playing drinking games (though I had a little trouble following their version of Truth or Dare) the way they actually would in real life, as opposed to the way most youngfolk on soaps are either rarin' to marry and bear children by 22 tops or, alternately, turn into raging addicts or alcoholics the very second time they indulge. That said, the elephant in the room here seemed to be the infant in the next room, which doesn't really bode well for this not veering into Afterschool Special territory. But I have hope, I do!
And the Truth or Dare game also led to a pretty hot little kiss between Dani and Matthew.
Nice goin'! Only a little awkward for poor Jeffrey! (Eh, he's too blitzed to notice. Or maybe since they were doing "biological father" shots, he was too busy wondering who his bio-dad is. And as we all know a certain Llanview resident that has a child we didn't know about until very late in the game and have never seen, I think we're all pretty close to seeing where this is going, huh?)
Back at the Peach Pit After Dark, we had two more random pop culture-y guest stars who aren't meant to impress people like me. I don't know who they are -- I think the dark-haired girl playing the bartender (and apparently Cutter's sometimes-LOVAH) is from a reality show and the blonde chick maybe really is some sort of known pop act? (These are not questions I'm really asking, mind you, because I am filing such cameos under "DON'T CARE; NECESSARY EVIL FOR DRAWING AUDIENCE" in my special desk drawer of things I can forgive on my favorite soap.)
I think this one is actually sticking around on a recurring basis, which is okay with me so far if that stays "recurring." She wasn't terrible -- she actually kind of had that laconic club-bartending chick thing down pat. Or maybe that's just her personality?
As for the other one, whoa.
She got up there and sang some song about getting "white-girl wasted" (which perhaps was Dani's theme song for the episode?) and it frightened me a bit. And I felt sorry for all the actresses having to supposedly just be bowled over by how fabulously talented she was (then again, this is a world in which Starr was a legitimate contender as a major rock star, so let's not get ahead of ourselves here, this was an improvement).
(To be extra fair, though, Shenaz Treasury did sell it pretty well later!)
It's just all so fun. I think this was the heavily-at-the-Peach-Pit-After-Dark episode that bugged me the least so far, but I'd be willing to wager that was because of the whole Blair and Natalie factor!
The joy of a new OLTL every morning really still has not worn off one bit. It's tricky for blogging, admittedly, because I cannot wait. I have to watch it first thing in the morning, but then of course I have to leave for the day and don't get a chance to sit down with a re-watch and notes till the end of the day (if at all). But I'm working out a system, I promise!
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