So, Dixie is back.
Well, she's not back in Pine Valley yet; she's in a mysterious location on a cot, having flashbacks to adventures she had with Tad and their family. But she's back on the show and this return could not have come at a more inopportune time because:
OHMIGOD, HOLY CUTENESS! I mean, I know that this isn't a happy moment for both parts of this couple, since Cara, for whatever reason, continues to have it bad for Jake, but I can't help it! Michael E. Knight and Lindsay Hartley sparkle together like crazy and watching these two fall in love for real has been a pipe dream of mine for months and Tad is falling for her and it warms my heart and WHY CAN'T I HAVE NICE THINGS?!
That's not to say I'm not intrigued by how they are going to bring Dixie back. I am! I am just...nervous. I actually worried about this in my upcoming Soap Opera Digest column, so keep an eye out for that, but really: not only is this ruining my favorite non-romance on the show (which, I know, is selfish. And there simply isn't enough time left with AMC for the writers to really do them justice, which is sad. And it would be nice to see Tad and Dixie finally have a happy ending), but historically, the writers' choices for writing Dixie off of the show and bringing her back have been, um, horrendous. What half-assed story are they going to come up with now, with only a couple of months to tell it? And how pissed is JR going to be when he finds out that it wasn't actually his mother who counseled him in heaven when he had cancer, but a stranger angel instead?!