I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it here, but lately I’ve been a teensy weensy bit obsessed with the idea of seeing AJ and Elizabeth chem-tested together. I mean: 1) they’re both ridiculously pretty, 2) Liz needs to get laid, like yesterday, and 3) just picture the poetic justice of Jason one day coming back to town to find Uncle AJ firmly ensconced in the lives of Danny, Sam and Liz.
(Sorry, I got a little tingly just thinking about it that last bit.)
Well, today I got my wish. AND IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN I EVEN IMAGINED.
Um, can this happen? Can AJ and Elizabeth get together for real? Because their considerable physical compatibility aside, there’s something about two people who’ve been put through the wringer in more ways than one, both desperate to make amends and put their pasts behind them, and who are bound together out of love for people they’ve both lost that just makes me… really want to see them make out.
Like, a lot.
So much to love about such brief scenes! I appreciate that Elizabeth’s main beef with AJ was framed as resentment on behalf of Emily and not Jason. And that she told him about Jason’s change of heart toward him in the last few years. And I especially love that her own recent regrets have not been forgotten and are allowing her to extend forgiveness and empathy toward others. This is part of why I love Liz. She’s a soap character who’s sometimes capable of self-reflection and acknowledgment of the glass house in which she lives.
Hey, speaking of soap characters and self-reflection, this also happened:
SONNY: Son of a bitch! AJ never changes, he set me up!
SHAWN: Yes, he did.
SONNY: But the thing is, how am I going to get Michael to see that? He’s not listening to me.
Well, gee, Sonny. I’m sure if you simply explain that AJ knew Michael was on his way when he said those mean things that made you mad, Michael will totally understand how that cancels out the fact that you’re the kind of unstable, violent, rage-monkey who beats people up for saying mean things that make you mad.