It’s been a really good week for lady friendships in Port Charles in general — whether old ones like Felicia and Anna girl-talking over Duke and Robert, or new ones like Starr helping Molly with her hilariously badly titled novel.
But today was truly an embarrassment of riches. I mean, a whole episode of my girls, Téa and Blair, basically talking about how much they love each other? BE STILL MY BIG, GAY HEART.
BLAIR: Todd is officially behind me.
TÉA: And not between us anymore. We can now connect in a better way–
ME: AS GIRLFRIENDS?
TÉA: –as sisters-in-law.
Well, I tried, anyway. But seriously how cute were these two today? Even if they never make out — although THEY TOTALLY SHOULD — I just love them to death.
(I have no idea where this Alcazar thing is going, but I’m kind of loving that they’re actually going for it instead of just doing that weird thing where no one notices that an exact look-alike of someone they all knew is hanging around. Plus, Ted King! Who I really like! And really, would it be such a stretch to believe his arms dealer persona was all a CIA deep cover operation?)
Anyway, Téa and Blair weren’t the only ladies making my heart happy today. I don’t care how implausible it might be that Maxie would agree to be Lulu and Dante’s surrogate without any of them voicing a single concern about how pregnancy might affect her health with the heart transplant. I also don’t care that Lulu and Dante’s ridiculous expectations that a complete stranger agree to do this for them while somehow pretending it wasn’t a business transaction were the vehicle that led them to accepting Maxie’s offer instead.
SORRY, DANTE. THIS AREA IS ZONED FOR LADY HUGS ONLY.
You know why I don’t care? BECAUSE I LOVE THIS SO MUCH, YOU GUYS. Health issues aside, Maxie is such a perfect choice, and I love, love, love that she is legitimately doing it out of her love for Lulu and not because of some scheme to get Spinelli back.
(I mean, I know, of course, that the surrogacy will end up doing just that by proving to him that Maxie has grown as a person enough to be selfless and constant and can now devote her life to another person’s happiness and blah, blah, blah. But I like that that isn’t her goal, you know?)
(Which makes me a little sad for Ellie, because even though I don’t understand how anyone could not realize how awkward rooming with your boyfriend’s ex would be — even if you didn’t know they’d once been engaged — she’s still awfully sweet and clearly the best thing to happen to the effort to turn Spinelli into a real boy since, well… ever.)
Anyway: Lulu’s wobbly smile and voice as she realized Maxie would actually do it kind of broke my heart into a million little pieces. Remember when these two were mortal enemies? If it’s not too late to give thanks for one more thing I’m loving about the show right now, the fact that female friendships of all kinds are a big part of canvas again makes me so very thankful, you guys.
p.s. I’m also still thankful for Wally Kurth, because every moment he and Jane Elliot share on screen together is a joy:
TRACY: I was a terrible mother.
NED: Only sometimes. You can be difficult. And — you can be amazing. And Dillon and I love you.
Can we have him back always? Please? (Just, I don’t know… roll up to the Days set with a black van and kidnap him or something? MAKE IT HAPPEN, RC!)