I’m sorry, guys. If you were expecting some sort of intelligent commentary, you’ve come to the wrong place. I am officially lost in the land of ugly cries and flailing, because the Scorpio clan is almost completely reunited AND IT FEELS SO GOOD:
I mean, there’s still Mac to go, obviously, and I’m already stocking up on Gatorade so I’ll be able to survive that one. (Just try to picture John J. York’s face when he sees Robin alive. Go on. Picture it. Grab a tissue. I’ll wait.)
But in the meantime, we got Robin and Robert, and if her saying “Daddy?” in that wobbly voice or calling him her hero wasn’t enough to break you completely, then… we are very different people:
But that was nothing compared to the one-two punch of Anna and Robin laying eyes on each other for the first time in almost two years, interspersed with exactly the flashback I’d been hoping for. THANK YOU, CARLIVATI. I NEVER DOUBTED YOU.
Also, I feel like someone should track down the casting director from 1985 and congratulate him or her? Because seriously, look at these two:
And then with the hugging and the crying and that little noise Anna made when Robin said “Mom”? Let’s just say Robert and I were on the same wavelength while watching this:
Of course, the cherry on top of the giant feels sunday was Robin reuniting with her beloved step-father Duke for the first time in 24 years. And by Duke, I mean his precious, disbelieving faaaaaace:
PUT THOSE EYES AWAY, BUCHANAN.
There’s something extra special amazeballs SOAPS! about any scene where — at one point or another — every single character has come back from the dead. After a few stories around the Thanksgiving table, poor Emma is going to grow up believing that anyone who dies is bound to show up again after a few years… give or take a decade.
(Then again, in this town, she’ll probably be right about half the time.)
In other news, apparently Michael Saucedo hasn’t aged in 12 years? It’s… actually a little creepy:
Since Juan was kind of the worst, I’d actually forgotten he left town to go pursue his music career. But the idea that he’s now a famous celebrity is hilarious. And his wink/nudge cameo with his real life wife was cute enough to tolerate his temporary return. Plus, an Emily mention that allowed me to picture only Amber Tamblyn’s version of the character! Win/win!