With both Monday and Tuesday’s OLTL under my belt now, I don’t even know where to begin with my paroxysm of glee. Ergo, here is a list:
•Melissa Archer has been absolutely fierce during this Jared death arc, and yesterday was no exception. Natalie laying into Kim, wrecking Jared’s office and then going all Crazy Eyes and stabbing Mitch? Holy crap.
•Speaking of Mitch, I really love how he gets under everyone’s skin, and his manipulation of John is especially entertaining. I mean, was he…flirting? LOL.
•Michael Lowry is selling the Hell out of Raging!Ross Rayburn. (That is the only good thing about this storyline.)
•Mama Evans smacking down Greg and Destiny was hilarious.
•”Have fun with Trout.” Oh, Roxy. You are awesome.
•Trout and Kyle’s subsequent makeout interruptus was really well handled. It was so soapy, because we knew they were on the verge of getting the call about Nick! But that didn’t make the scenes any less sweet. Also? I am such a sap, but Fish calling Kyle “beautiful” was incredibly romantic.
•So was Cris and Layla’s first date. The man made flan. What more do you need? But given that these two have fiery emotions and whatnot, it didn’t stay sweet and sugary for long! Oh my. I admit to being distracted by Layla’s boots when they got horizontal on the couch. LOL.
•Loved Cris and Layla sneaking across the hall in their sheets the next morning. Like Fish isn’t going to see them (or hear them?) in an apartment that small? HA.
•I also really loved Layla getting to draw the parallels between Nick’s attack and what happened to Vange. Thank you, OLTL for the attention to detail!
•Speaking of which, way to hammer home that Fish is a great cop. Sure, he lost his temper with Homophobe #1, but that’s par for the course for Oliver. We love him for being emotional. But he also put that aside and got the job done. And the big thing for me was when he was listening in on John and Mitch. He knew John was crossing the line and letting Mitch get to him and interrupted to cut the tension. Bravo.
People talk about Fish and Kyle and the Gays o’ Llanview being a PSA and, sure, the story gets didactic. But they balance the teaching moments by reminding us that these aren’t just The Gay Characters. They’re regular people with jobs and friends and lives. And John and Fish’s mentor/student relationship, that friendship, is a wonderful thing to watch.
Aaaand one last thing: While Markko, Langston, Cole and Starr were all kinds of cute at the All-American Rejects show, did anyone else get shades of One Tree Hill‘s Nathan and Haley? Starr and Cole’s constant checking in on Hope and the decision to go home reminded me of Naley at the graduation party in season four!