Can we start off by giving some major props to Yoplait for negotiating the terms of their sponsorship of the Nurse's Ball? Because between the logo on the step and repeat on the Nurse's Ball red carpet (which is a thing. A thing that I would normally scoff at but it led to the completely charming scenes of Britt and Brad watching and commenting on the Nurse's Ball arrivals and I found that delightful--rewinding Sam's fall? So mean that I wish they were real and willing to liveblog an episode of this show with me--so I will let the contrivance of the whole thing slide) and Lucy's profuse thanks for their sponsorship, I have Greek yogurt on the brain. This is not actually a departure from my normal state of affairs because I have Greek yogurt every day for lunch and it's also not Yoplait that I am suddenly craving (while I do enjoy their coconut vanilla variety, I admit that I am hopelessly addicted to Yopa. With the toppings? It's like dessert, for breakfast, lunch, snack, dessert, midnight snack), so maybe it didn't work quite as well as they hoped, but at the same time, I am thinking and talking about yogurt, so they have to consider that a semi-win.
Now we can move on to the "I see what you did there!" portion of the festivities.
Lucy: Wow. That makes this our 20th anniversary. Now, we did miss a few years...but, um, I think that was just for misguided reasons.
Brad: That...is one nutty hospital.
Trying just a little too hard, show. Just a little.
I am planning--provided that I have enough wine and chocolate and, apparently, Greek yogurt, to make it a tolerable, if not pleasant, experience--to do a full-on Nurse's Ball recap this weekend, which will probably take me at least eight hours to write, because I know myself well enough to know that I will find myself lost in a YouTube wormhole watching clips of prior Nurse's Ball episodes until, like, 3 in the morning. And then I will think to myself "Have I really never watched every Eddie Man video uploaded to YouTube?!" and will have a Ned and Lois mini-marathon. I am adorably predictable.
UNTIL THEN, let's discuss the following together:
- How awful on every level Levi is
- The unbelievable assholishness (IT'S A WORD!) of Sonny expecting Dante to accept "It was nothing" as an excuse for cheating on Olivia
- My ever increasing discomfort and annoyance with the third grade love triangle (although the child who plays Spencer did have some good reaction shots as he realized that Cam's insulting predictions were all coming true. Also, is it weird that I have still not accepted this SORASed recast as Cam? It is, right? Like, very weird? I thought so.)
- Dr. O's performance, which was the kind of moment that simultaneously made you applaud Kathleen Gati for being so tremendously talented but also sort of wail "Whaaaaaaat?" at your television.