Friends, I am a simple woman, with simple needs. And one of those needs is ladies making fabulous bitchfaces at each other and slap fighting with the campiness turned up to eleven. So sue me: I loved the long-overdue Elizabeth/Britt throw down.
It doesn’t hurt that the hotness level of Rebecca Herbst straddling Kelly Thiebaud with that cute hair and that cute little coat is OFF THE CHARTS. Thank you for that Valentine’s Day present, show.
It also doesn’t hurt that I still really enjoy Britt, even though I want all of her deceptions uncovered. (Of course, the full truth about Ben probably won’t come out until so many months have passed that we no longer even care. But, you know… baby steps!)
In other news, Carly’s still alive! I know you’re all as shocked as I am. Hard to believe she’s only been kidnapped for a month! Because it has felt like five.
But fortunately, several good things came out of this mess, and I don’t just mean Luke in a Heather wig, mumbling about the left handed boy, although that was pretty great.
But Morgan’s finally graduated from dumb and insufferable to dumb and kind of not a complete dick to his family! Which is exciting! I mean, I’m not quite ready to start composing sonnets in his honor, but the cockles of my heart were more than a little warmed by him hugging Michael and taking his side against Franco the other day.
Or possibly it’s just that anyone who hates Kiki instantly gains about +1000 points in my book.
SERIOUSLY. HOW IS SHE THIS TERRIBLE?
(I think I’ve figured out what makes Kiki so enraging — it’s not just her utter lack of anything resembling a personality, or her failure to display recognizable human emotions like curiosity about her new found family or her mother’s reasons for lying about it all these years.
No, it’s that look she gets — that shocked and offended self-righteous expression when anyone dares criticize her. I see that look and I just… hate. Everything. So much.)
But by far, the best thing to come out of this whole Carly ordeal has been the gift of Lucas. He’s like a unicorn of awesomeness! Single-handedly humanizing Brad and making Julian interesting again. Is there nothing he can’t do?
A+ for the writers for resisting the urge to have Julian instantly get over all of his issues, by the way. But being sincere in his apology and honest with Lucas about how he wants to get over them? Acknowledging that he should always listen to Alexis about everything? (Well, duh.) Pitch perfect response.
Let’s all just bask in these warm and fuzzy feelings for a bit before the stupidity of Robin’s exit makes us crazy, shall we?