I've been waiting anxiously since the big casting news was announced and I'm not going to lie, I worried (this is probably the least shocking admission of all time, since we're all well aware that my default is a rather unappealing combination of stress and irritation). I worried that the show, knowing how much the audience was clamoring for it, would tease us for weeks, if not months ("You think I rush storylines? I'll show you rushing storylines. I'll rush this all the way to 2017 or cancellation, whichever comes first!"). And I worried that what happened onscreen simply couldn't live up to the rather perfect scenario I've been imagining in my head.
But I was wrong and it was wonderful--being wrong isn't wonderful, exactly, but these few minutes have me so twitterpated that I don't even care that my natural pessimism lost out here.
Yes, it happened: Juan Santiago returned and it was everything we all hoped it would be*
He's a singer! And he loves Sabrina! And he brought her her mother's wedding dress on his way to a performance! Goosebumps, right?!
Why is everyone looking at me like that? Did someone else have an epic reunion today...?
*I suppose it's a strech to say, even in jest, that we were even hoping for it, because who didn't immediately forget the news that Michael Saucedo was returning mere seconds after it was announced? Was there anyone out there missing Juan? There are like thirty tertiary 90s era characters that I'd be more interested in learning about than JUAN. His were the blandest seconds of airtime all day today. And when everything else is PERFECT, bland really stands out.