How shall I put this? Florencia Lozano and Roger Howarth basically taught a master class in BREAKING ME today:
TÉA: Here’s another possible scenario. I know how guilty you feel for killing my husband–
TODD: I don’t feel guilty for killing Victor. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sorry I inconvenienced you…
TÉA: And I think if my baby died in front of you, and you were given the opportunity to give me a real live baby, I think you’d take it. To avoid hurting me more.
TODD: [voice breaking] Wow. You really think I would do that for you?
TÉA: [voice breaking even more] Yeah, I do. Let me tell you something, Todd. To allow me to love that child all those months, to give me a baby only so he could be taken away from me? You hurt me a thousand times more than you have ever hurt me before. And if that is what happened, may God have mercy on your soul.
See, this is why I don’t need hysterical Téa. Because quiet Téa is the more deadly animal by far. She knows Todd so well — knows what he’s capable of, how his mind works, and exactly how to hurt him most. I love the way these two actors play all those years of history so effortlessly in every look and touch.
And though I hate that the story he told about how the switch went down wasn’t true, the look on his face when she twisted the knife at the end was just so vintage and perfect.
Oh, Todd. You are now and always have been your own worst enemy.
Elsewhere! I’ll be honest: all the super saccharine Sam/Jason stuff this week isn’t really my cup of tea. But, hey! He’ll be gone by this time next week, so whatever.
(Have I mentioned how happy I am that Sam named the baby before whatever tragedy is about to befall Jason might have convinced her to name him in his honor? SO HAPPY.)
But Alexis holding her grandson for the first time? NOTHING BUT LOVE. If Liz and Sam can’t shack up together, then I really hope we get some serious Davis girl help raising little Daniel Edward.
(Oh, sure. I guess McBain can help too.)
It was also nice to see the baby’s other grandmother, and to be reminded that he’s a Quartermaine as well as a Cassadine/Davis/Morgan/McCall/Whatever. When Monica talked about how pleased Edward would be to hear of his namesake, I’m sure I’m not the only one who got a little misty knowing we will never actually get to see that scene.
The farewell tour also continued with Sonny, giving the sage advice — as always — that what you want is more important than what’s best for your children.
SONNY: I mean, who knows. Maybe this will be the first time that we will end up happy.
JASON: Ah, you deserve it.
SONNY: Yeah. You do too.
Well, if a killer for hire and the mob boss he murders for don’t deserve happiness, then I don’t know who does!
(And hey, bad things happen to kids everywhere. So obviously being in the mob is a perfectly safe and acceptable parenting choice. I mean, look at how well Sonny’s kids turned out! No one’s tried to shoot any of them in the head in at least… two days!)
What a pair of smug douches.