I’ll have a more articulate reaction over in the WEEKLY blog tomorrow. For right now…? Here is my wholly unprofessional, fangirlish reaction to today’s OLTL: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
I mean, okay, it wasn’t exactly the most uplifting of scenes, what with Fish yet again pushing Kyle away, but what it was was honest, and so well acted and well written.
Kyle: You tell me that our relationship, the most meaningful relationship I’ve ever had in my life, by the way, what…what? A layover for you? And then you ask me if we’re cool? No, we’re not cool.
Oliver: I didn’t mean for it to sound that way.
Kyle: What way? Why do you care? I mean, our relationship wasn’t real, right? So obviously my feelings don’t matter.
Oliver: Come on, I didn’t say that.
Kyle: Well, I guess I imagined all those times of you gettin’ drunk and crawling into my bed confused, huh?
Oliver: Keep it down!
Kyle: (dropping his voice) Is this better? Now you don’t have to worry about people finding out how you’d get drunk and cry in my arms, layin’ in bed late at night, terrified about what you’d do if your parents found out.
Oliver: I don’t remember that.
Kyle: I guess you don’t remember telling me you loved me, huh? How could you? You were confused.
Just. Wow. Scott Evans and Brett Claywell just played the intensity and the history so well. The vocal inflections and their body language said so much! And I really, really adored the simple moment of comfort when Kyle touched Fish’s arm and kissed his shoulder and they clutched hands. How often can something that simple have so much emotional resonance?
And how heartbreaking was it when Kyle covered for Fish with Cristian, effectively denying their relationship? To turn his back on the most important relationship in his life because that’s what Fish needs from him…ouch.
I also have to give a massive, massive shout-out to ATWT’s Snyder clan, who rocked today’s scenes where they dealt with Holden’s death. Noelle Beck looked completely ravaged, the little boy who played Ethan broke my heart, I loved Ashley Greiner‘s Faith lashing out at Damian and Van Hansis was wonderful at portraying Luke’s anguish. But the best moments belonged to Emma, with Kathleen Widdoes perfectly playing the mix of anger and disbelief.
I also momentarily lost the power to think, breathe and really do much of anything useful during the end of today’s B&B, thanks to Don Diamont and his portrayal of Bill Spencer. But we’ll talk about his effect on my brain functions in the WEEKLY blog as well! :)