Since I last posted, there have been so many great moments that it’s actually kind of hard to pick a favorite. I mean, can you really top Nikolas finding Robin? No, no you cannot. That was freaking magical.
Look at that! Look at how gobsmacked they both are! I’ve seen criticism that Nikolas’ reaction not joyful enough, but I think Tyler Christopher played his utter shock perfectly. And then, you know, he still had a house full of super villains and a baby to save.
(Plus, this is not Nik’s first time at the reappearing dead people rodeo, folks. Hell, it’s not even his fifth time.)
So, that was super good for me. But then we also stuff like got Faison and a baby making buh-buh-buh noises at each other. And Britt transforming into a Patrick/Robin shipper. And Obrecht finally snapping. (Oh, Liesel. Choose yourself, girlfriend.) Not to mention Robert’s face on hearing about Faison’s Anna mask kink:
It’s really hard to top the magic of that face, guys.
And sure, the whole “Jerry holds Anna and Robert hostage from across the ocean” thing is getting a little… flimsy. Like, why the hell didn’t the rest of them just overpower Faison and Obrecht and put a call into the WSB as soon as they left his sight? Why didn’t Jerry send real guards with them — or just lock everyone else up on the island and take off with Robin alone as planned?
Or why–you know what? Nevermind. I’m not going to ruin how much fun this is by thinking about it too hard. BUT I’M SIDE-EYEING YOU REAL HARD, CARLIVATI.
Even the non-Robin related days have had stuff to love. Heather and Scotty reminiscing about 30 year old history! Bradford Anderson rocking better material than he’s had in years! Sam finding out she and Carly share a brother! Ryan’s Hope shout outs! It was a little before my time, but I appreciate the effort to keep the greater ABC soap universe alive.
And then there’s Morgan.
HE GETS HIS ‘DUH FACE’ FROM HIS FATHER
My new found determination to be amused by Morgan’s awfulness is sometimes a bit challenging. Because let’s face it. HE’S THE WORST. But if everyone in town would just start reacting to his petulant bullshit the way Julian does… well, I could watch that all day.
(And yes, I know I should be horrified to see Alexis’ love interest trying to have a teenager killed and I’m a terrible hypocrite and blah blah blah. But it’s Morgan. He’s the worst!)
Of course, there’s also Diane’s approach:
MORGAN: So when do lawyers stop giving advice and start doing what they’re told?
DIANE: [burst out laughing] Oh my God, that was so rude — it would be funny if it weren’t so rude. But you sounded just like your father.
Diane Miller, you are a perfect human being sometimes.