I was so excited for today's episode of All My Children that I very nearly responded to the Target cashier's innocent "How are you today?" query with "I am FANTASTIC because today's the day that David Canary comes back. And Sarah Michelle Gellar! It's going to be awesome and I'm probably going to cry, but...you know, in the FANTASTIC way". I started to giggle basically as soon as the TV-PG box popped up in the corner of the screen at the show's start (and then immediately teared up when Michael E. Knight paid his respects to Mary Fickett).
And the show did not disappoint. The writing all week has been top-notch, but today's episode was nothing short of stellar. There were so many touching moments, so many light-hearted delights, a welcome revelation that Babe IS actually dead, and performances that were phenomenal.
And the returns, people. The returns! It's always nice to see the lovely Eva LaRue, as random as her guest appearances have been. But Sarah Michelle Gellar? I cheered. DAVID CANARY? I applauded. Justin Bruening? I squealed, and considering how lukewarm I've been on Jamie since always, I started to wonder if the show was actually getting me high.
Sarah Michelle Gellar's cameo return was just freaking fantastic.
I adore the Smidge--it's impossible for me not to, you know? The woman played Kendall Hart AND Buffy Summers, plus she has amazing hair. Win/win/win. And I love, love, LOVE the fact that in all of the interviews she's given during her promotional tour for Ringer (which is all sorts of soapy), she's decried the cancellation of AMC and shouted from the rooftops that The Chew is going to fail (how nauseous-making is it to see commercials for that show airing during the 1-2 PM hour? So distasteful).