Despite the fact that it was a transparent set up for the apparently inevitable Sonny/Olivia revisit we’re about to get — and I’m stabbing myself in the eyes in advance, believe me — I can’t complain about Johnny’s actual last scenes being with Olivia.
Or about the two of them actually acting like people who once loved each other for pretty much the first time in over a year:
OLIVIA: What is your problem?
JOHNNY: [finally losing his cool] I don’t want to see you get hurt!
OLIVIA: [quietly] I’m fine… Thank you. I should go.
JOHNNY: Let me know what happens with Morgan, huh?
OLIVIA: I will. Hey, um… I’m sorry for accusing you of setting Sonny up.
JOHNNY: We both know it’s not outside the realm of possibility.
OLIVIA: You’re a good person deep down. I know that.
JOHNNY: Thanks for believing that.
OLIVIA: Hey, if you need anything in here, I want to hear about it, okay? Who knows, maybe I’ll even come back for a visit.
JOHNNY: I’d like that.
OLIVIA: [teary] You take care of yourself, okay? I don’t need any more bad news.
OH, YOU TWO.
So, yeah. I’ve decided to just take that last scene and hold it close to my heart where I’m going to be valiantly repressing all the rest of their conversation, in which Johnny repeatedly demonstrated just how well he still knows Liv… by calling her out on her blatant Sonny fixation. (To be henceforth known as simply The Grossness.)
Especially since the man in question spent most of the episode embroiled in the straight up Guza-iest Guza-fest of macho, mob good/intellectuals bad posturing that we’ve seen since… well, since Guza, really. I mean, for God’s sake, there was even an EVIL DEAN involved. (Because clearly any school official who would object to a mob goon waving a gun around a student’s dorm room has to be evil, right?)
But, no. I’m not going to dwell on any of that. I’m just going to sit right here in my Jolivia happy place and remember this smile as she walked out the door.
Bye, John. This version of you can come back any time.