Hard to believe it’s been almost two and a half months since we last had any meaningful Julian and Alexis interaction. And by “interaction,” I mean SUPER HOT MAKE OUTS. And by “hard to believe,” I mean IT HAS FELT LIKE FOUR YEARS.
But no matter! Because today, the drought ended. Spectacularly:
JULIAN: I have been attracted to you from the moment I saw you at the Floating Rib when you were just this woman that looked vaguely familiar to me and I couldn’t put my finger on it. And now that I know who you are — to me, to Sam — you look me in the eye and tell me you don’t feel it.
ALEXIS: [facing the other direction] I’m gonna look over here. And I’m going say that you–you have an uncanny ability to rewrite history, because love at first sight at the roadhouse? Seriously? [turning back around] You lied to me for months.
JULIAN: I had too-
ALEXIS: You did it to save your ass.
JULIAN: That’s not fair.
ALEXIS: Oh, was it fair when you knew I kinda liked you and you started flaunting with Carly?
ALEXIS: No, you didn’t do it, or no, it wasn’t fair?
JULIAN: Yes, I did it, and you know why — because of Sonny.
JULIAN: Don’t you understand? I’ve never been interested in Carly. The only person I’m interested in? Is you.
So many things to love here: that Julian confirmed he’s wanted her right from the beginning, that Alexis started to do her embarrassing flustered thing but then pulled on her bad ass lawyer big girl panties and let him have it, that he admitted the thing with Carly was a dick move, that she admitted they’d both known she had feelings for him before the truth came out… ugh, these two. STOP GIVING ME FEELINGS.
(Also, there was an epic mutual ass grab, and it was pretty much everything I need in life?)
But possibly the best part was the goofy smile Julian wore afterwards:
Y’all, I have wanted a man who smiles like that because of Alexis for a long, long time.
I’d like to take all this as a sign that we’re going to see more of this side of Julian and less of the mob crap, but I think I said that two months ago, too, and we all know how that went.
Still, if it’s two more months before we get another kiss, at least we’ll always have that sweet, sweet ass grab to keep us warm at night:
OH YEAH. THAT’S THE STUFF.
Speaking of mob crap, the speed with with both Morgan and Duke’s secrets came out yesterday was refreshing. Frankly, I’d been expecting at least another month of close calls and tiresome fake outs before we saw any movement with either of those. (And Duke! With his precious faaaaaaace! Actually acknowledging 20 years of captivity is traumatizing!) (You may have noticed this is something of a theme with me lately.)
Sonny, on the other hand, is not exactly filling me with confidence as a mob boss, since it apparently never occurred to him that quitting the mob might have repercussions:
MORGAN: That’s the only reason I lied to you, dad, I swear. After we had the talk at the hospital, I knew I shouldn’t be messing with Julian. But the guy wouldn’t just let me walk away.
SONNY: I didn’t consider that.
HE JUST DIDN’T CONSIDER THAT, GUYS. Totally reasonable! (At least we know Morgan comes by his critical thinking skills honestly?)