If it’s possible for anything good to come out of this whole Franco debacle, seeing the remaining Q’s band together against a mutual enemy in their midst might just fit the bill.
Not that we’ve exactly gotten to that point yet — but hopefully this lovely pair of moments between Tracy, Monica, and AJ will help pave the way?
TRACY: I just want to say I’m sorry. I have two sons of my own, and although I can’t pretend to know what you’re going through, if anybody hurt Ned or Dillon like that… it’s unimaginable. I’m sorry for Michael and I’m really sorry for you. And despite everything, we are family, and if there’s anything I can do, just ask.
AJ: [visibly touched] Thank you. Thank you for what you said about Michael. I really appreciate that.
TRACY: Bottom line, AJ, is we are both parents.
AJ: You’re right, we are. And we’re family.
Okay, if that didn’t move you even a little bit? Your heart might be a little dead inside. JUST SAYING.
Of course, all that new-found family solidarity kind of flew out the window in the face of Kiki’s sudden appearance. But with Franco’s* shares redistributing the balance of power and possibly rendering Kiki’s immaterial, a Tracy/AJ team up to keep him from taking control has to be coming, right? RIGHT?
(*There may come a time when I’m not struck by a flash of indignant disbelief every time I have to type that name in the present tense, but today is not that day.)
Meanwhile, Danny may or may not have Leukemia or some other disease that no doubt only good old Uncle Franco will be able to cure. But hey, it turns out there’s a tiny bright side to that too:
ELIZABETH: And when it gets too tough, you can always lean on me.
Oh, my sweet, sweet SIZZLE. Please feel free to lean all over each other any time you like.