Erica: So you still believe that I lost it, that I belong side by side with Marian and Annie and Janet from Another Planet?
Yes, Erica, I do firmly believe that you belong side by side with the aforementioned trio of zaniness. Specifically, you belong side by side with them in the credits for what would surely be a hit spinoff show called Crazy Is As Crazy Does following their nutty exploits as they do arts and crafts and therapeutic yoga and say hilarious things to each other while wearing tracksuits.
Seriously, I cannot overstate how delightful everything that took place in Oak Haven this week was. For so long, All My Children has been completely averse to whimsy and humor, so it was a surprise and a treat to see the show embrace the funny so thoroughly; that gang of involuntarily committed ladies provided me with more laughs than most sitcoms do.
Annie: You are in a mental institution. You might want to cool it with the above-it-all attitude.
Janet: I would put you both in a freezer if I could! Kidding. Ha! No, we just all need a refresher about the rules, hmm? Discussions about past transgressions are forbidden. This is a place where we move forward. So if you get angry, take it out on a hunk of clay. Although, you're probably a more macramé kind of girl, aren't you?
Erica: A macra-what?
Marian: Oh, darling, you remember. We had those hanging plants in the seventies with all those twisted knots in them?
Janet: So we would make such a good team, E-Kay, like -- like when that time we buried your pill-pushing doctor in your backyard?
Annie: And I'm the psychotic one?
Erica: He was not actually dead.
Annie: Oh. That makes it so much better.
Janet: We didn't get to do our shavasana!
Marian: Don't say "shiv" anything in front of Annie.
Annie: This is because I stabbed you, isn't it? I said I was sorry. Where's the forgiveness?
Annie: You can stay here and do all the JAZZ HANDS you want.
Annie: Is that what you told your porkchop husband before you put him in the deep freeze?
Janet: Well, of course not! He was dead already.
Plus, Opal showing up looking like...this?
Classic. I could have quoted and screencapped all of it on account of the amazing factor, but it is begging to be watched. If you have not seen it? You must. That is an order, not a request. Go watch. I'll wait.
All of that PLUS! The last few seconds of Friday's episode, where a shocked Erica stumbled upon Dixie? I may have gotten goosebumps. I am so, so looking forward to seeing where this story goes, mostly because I know it will lead to "Zach and Leoville" and I want to go to there.