I didn't die, y'all. And I've finally caught up on OLTL, so I'm going to jump right back in by recapping the most recent episode (#37).
I like this new "TOLN presents" graphic at the beginning of the show. I'm not crazy, that's new, isn't it?
Ugh. Destiny and Natalie are getting ready for their "double date that isn't a date." I am not a fan of this friendship, it's too weird. Not that I don't have close friends where there's an even bigger age difference, but I just don't like it. It feels forced. Anyway they're talking about how Jeffrey is a "buffer," which... okay, sure, y'all.
Blair shows up at Todd's to chew him out about whatever his plan is to save ALL OF THE LOVED ONES.
Jack is at the coffee shop with his totally disgusting teacher. I still have post-traumatic stress from their impromptu sexathon so I can't even deal. Oh yeah, and Shaun is there as Jack's bodyguard. Shaun!
Jeffrey shows up at Llanfair at VIki's behest. She wants him to do some digging about the Pellegrino fund investors because Clint is super-sketchy because Viki is not brain-dead. I for serious love Viki/Jeffrey scenes, you guys.
David is excited that he gets to pitch his new reality show to some network and wants Dorian to come to Shelter to celebrate. Dr. Dorian Lord, however, has "important" things to do and David just sort of awkwardly emits an "Oh," and exits. Dorian is in a terrible blazer and calling the investment dude Frank and is trying to figure out how Viki didn't go belly-up with the bad investment, and Frank insists that she actually did.
Peach Pit After Dark. Rama and David are flirting. Like hard. Dani is filling in on having helped Arturo clean out DeadBriana's belongings. But Michelle shows up and now has to confess some other lie to Matthew.
Coffee Shop. Jack's teacher isn't comfortable with a bodyguard around so she gets the hell out of Dodge. I guess because maybe it's frowned upon to bed strange students before meeting them? Anyway, Jack calls Blair to have Blair tell Todd to call off his goons. It's like a game of telephone! Except it's the actual telephone.
Casa Banks. Natalie answers the door to Jeffrey, who brought a bottle of wine. Classy and all, but really? These 21-year-olds are really old! When I was 21, the best case scenario was maybe a handle of well vodka and the worst case scenario was maybe a little Mad Dog 20/20. Destiny is wearing very little, like all frazzled and overworked young single mothers!
Cutter shows up with a nice bottle of fancytime liquor and is sad-faced to see that it's not just going to be him and Natalie. Because duh.
Llanfair. Viki asks Clint if he's hiding anything from her and he assures her that he is not, because Clint 'fessing up to things is about as common as my subway line running on time at the end of my work day. Dorian turns up to taunt the Lord-Buchanans about foul play and SEC investigations. Dorian announces that Clint has betrayed Viki once again and that Viki is just too besotted with love to see it. She threatens to go to the media with what she knows. Clint tells Dorian to skedaddle so he can talk to Viki, who tells him she already knows he covered the financial loss. The queen is disappointed.
She feels utterly betrayed by Clint.
Clint has been appropriately shamed.
Peach Pit After Dark. Rama and David are dancing the night away and then almost kiss when they get interrupted. Eww. Seriously? No. Do not want.
Michelle is 'fessing up to Matthew about how she's a maid and didn't really go to Toronto and had to lie because she was so embarrassed about having, like, a job or something that she couldn't be honest. Inexplicably, Matthew is impressed by how forthcoming she is! Dani feels pretty much the same way I do about Matthew's reaction.
Can we talk about how much Kelley Missal rocks this kind of stuff?
Because she does.
Casa Banks. Cutter is filling the gang in on all the drama at the Peach Pit After Dark while Natalie plays footsie with him under the table.
I'm not nuts about Nat's bright pink lipstick or Cutter's outfit. (Though Nat still looks crazy-hot, because reality.)
Cutter gets a crisis call from work and has to bail. Natalie's Catwoman suit will go to waste, which is a shame. I'm not here to watch Destiny on a date, people! I'm here for Cutter and Natalie!
Manning Hotel Room. Blair talks about when they first brought Starr home from the hospital how tired and scared they were. I... am going to assume she's referring to after Starr's first big health scare or something? Because obviously Todd was presumed dead and nowhere to be seen when Starr was a newborn. Todd offers Blair support and she's pleased to see "that Todd" since she hasn't in a while. She's going to leave. Oh! Moment!
There they are, kids. Angst and more angst. Oh yes.
Peach Pit After Dark. Rama and Cutter bicker about work a bit and he goes off to fix something, I couldn't quite follow the issue because it was hardly the point. Rama's upset so she does a shot.
David Vickers approaches. This certainly cannot lead to anything good. She goes over and sexy-dances with him because apparently that is a thing you can do at her job. And they kiss. Like for realsies. Just as guess who is descending the stairs.
Well, she is of course not pleased and throws a "Back off, bitch!" at Rama who appropriately scurries off because stop it, and then Dorian reads David the riot act and he has the weakest apologies ever. She tells him something has been broken here tonight and takes off. Good. Go find Ray Montez, do it!
Casa Banks. Dessert. Cutter calls Natalie to tell her it was a false alarm and he's so sorry to have missed dessert. He suggests that next time they lose the chaperones. YES PLEASE.
Llanfair. Viki is dressing down her beloved for having lied to her. Again. He insists it's totes no biggie that he lied because it's not as if he did anything illegal. He is not making a persuasive argument to Queen Victoria. She insists that his attempts to "fix" things are not love but control. And Viki lays it down. "Because of what you've done, I've lost the most important thing of all." She hands him the engagement ring. Oof.
Manning Hotel Room. Todd and Blair are having dinner. Todd reaches for Blair's hand, and she cannot help but let him. Then they get all "Todd and Blair" up in this bitch.
It is on.
And there it was! Finally caught up. I'm so sorry I've been too busy to keep up and do posts. I'm going to do my best with my insane schedule because I do love our OLTL and I do love getting to chat with you lovely folks about the show!