Seven Seconds In Heaven
I don't want to be melodramatic or come across as an actual crazy person by saying this, but it's more than a little bit true (both the following statement and that I am melodramatic and an actual crazy person): my stomach was in knots anticipating Robin's revelation that she's alive.
Would the show do it justice? This was a very real concern, as the show's execution of big ideas is often lacking/bad. And Robin's reunion with her parents was so wonderfully done, what if all of their creativity went to that and Robin's dramatic reveal to Patrick and Mac and the rest of town happened entirely offscreen and was recapped in a scroll at the bottom of the screen. "ROBIN IS ALIVE, PATRICK WAS LIKE WHAT? ANYWAY, BACK TO SONNY..."
What if the show did it justice, or at least tried to, and I hated it? This was possibly an even realer concern, as I hate most things, and I couldn't bear the thought of it.
Happily--that doesn't even do it justice. Delightfully? Thrillingly? Wonderfully? Amazingly?--it was perfect. Perfect. PERFECT. The last minute of today's show just impeccable. And happy making. And wonderful.
(I'm sure that other things happened in the show's first 59 minutes, but honestly, were like a blip to me. There was something with Bobbie and Jerry and while under any other circumstance that would bring me joy, today it barely even registered. And every non-Robin part of the wedding was pretty bad, from what I remember. Especially Sabrina's atrosh vows and her mother's hideous wedding dress.
I know soaps are on tight budgets but this shit looked flammable)
You had Sabrina and Patrick exchanging vows and Patrick hesitating for literally eighteen full minutes before saying "I do". It was uncomfortable and delicious at the same time. Lucy had to give him a nudge and with eyes as round as...as something round (I'M TOO EXCITED TO CRAFT COMPLEX SIMILES OKAY) he finally said he did and Sabrina and Robin both broke down for different reasons, the former relieved that she wouldn't have to kill herself out of humiliation and the latter because her husband was moving on.
As Robin started to leave the church, Emma noticed her and gave a quizzical "Mommy?"
Robin turned around and Liz, Epiphany and the rest all turned with pretty amazing expressions of befuddlement on their faces.
They should probably be more accustomed to people who are supposed to be dead being remarkably alive, but that's just a nitpick.
In slow motion, Emma made a beeline for her mother screaming "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!" and I of course started to cry like a complete lunatic and in case THAT wasn't enough to make me sob, then MAC STOOD UP TO SEE AND I DIED A LITTLE BIT FROM EMOTIONAL OVERLOAD, OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU, MAC!
Then Robin--and I needn't even say I was crying all through this because of course I was--picks her up and says "My baby" and hugs her and twirls her and Emma looks so, so happy.
Lucy is SHOCKED.
Felix is like "Is this allowed? Does she even go here?"
Mac is also SHOCKED (AND ADORABLE)
Sabrina feels...something. I know she is feeling an emotion. Probably several! But I can't identify them. Is she shocked to the point of stoicism? Is this an acting choice?
Then Robin says "Mommy's here" and she turns and locks eyes with Patrick and!!!
I don't think any of us will be satisfied until we watch it again. Maybe three or for more times. Don't look at me like that--I am willing to bet CASH MONEY (or at least MY PRIDE ON THE INTERNETS) that you've done the same. I bet you're watching it again right now! I hope you have tissues handy.