What a day! Okay, first — FIRST — we got the Brenda mention whose absence had been kind of nagging at me. (Thanks, writers!)
Then, Ewen, in possibly the least surprising reveal of all time, finally confessed to being Dr. Abs! And, sorry, but I’m still going to call bullshit on him for not only abandoning a hypothermic woman in the hopes that some approaching stranger would find and know how to help her, but also conveniently forgetting to mention any of that while pretending to be a fellow patient at a mental institution in order to creepily spy on her. I’ll let Liz’s face here speak for me:
Yeah, girl. I feel you with that “oh, I just thought it would be awkward to bring it up afterward” excuse. WEAK SAUCE, Dr. Abs. However! I am willing to hand wave some of that sketchiness because it was the previous regime’s baggage, and it seems unlikely that he’ll actually turn out to be a serial killer now. Bygones!
(There were also some mob shenanigans in which: Anthony chewed scenery, Dante was an annoying Sonny-apologist, McBain did his best his Batman impression, Jason glowered, Johnny’s moral compass worried me greatly, and Sonny was an obnoxious ass, who never knows when to shut up. So… business as usual.)
But we’re not talking about that today! Because today, Patrick got a special delivery of SADNESS, and he had to explain it to Emma, and it was the most heart-breaking thing since the last most heart-breaking thing we watched on this show. Only not really, because…
ROBIN SCORPIO LIVES!
… or, at least her waxy double does? (Seriously, what did they do to Kimberly McCullough’s skin in that shot?) Whatever, who cares — Robin’s alive! Just like we all kind of thought she might be! I love it when soaps are predictable in good ways.
So, yes. They totally pulled a Lucky Spencer on us, and I love it. Some things are classics for a reason! Does it really make sense that anyone (oh, come on, it was totally Faison) could have orchestrated that really random sequence of events leading to the lab explosion? Does it make sense that there wouldn’t have been an autopsy to identify the body? Do I care? NOPE. Soaps, bitches!
Now we’re no doubt in for a very long haul of Patrick grieving and then reluctantly starting to move on with his life — just in time for the dramatic return! At least, if they can get KMc back. I can live with that.