Probably every soap fan has that one couple they love beyond all logic or reason. It doesn’t matter how many years have passed or how much the characters have changed. They’re in your heart until you die.
(Embarrassing true fact: even on my deathbed I will probably be able to give an impromptu soliloquy about Sonny and Brenda and the alley kiss. THEY HAD A BEAUTIFUL LOVE. LET ME EXPLAIN WHY.)
So I guess it’s not shocking that even a new face isn’t enough to kill my love for these two. I’m just such a sucker for amnesiac Jason, people. (Third time’s the charm?) This time around, he’s less angry rebel and more sad puppy with tragic eyes, and I think I speak for both myself and Elizabeth when I say: we can live with that.
Things that were good for me, in no particular order: All that long, lingering eye contact. Jason remembering Liz when he couldn’t even remember his own name. That desperate hand grab when she tried to walk away. The fact that even when they don’t know each other, she’s still saving his life and he’s still listening to her without judgment.
ELIZABETH: I’m sorry.
JASON: For what?
ELIZABETH: It’s not very professional of me to be sharing personal stories with a patient, or to be breaking down like this.
JASON: I’m glad I could listen.
ME: [quietly dies]
SO BASICALLY EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING WAS GOOD FOR ME.
It’s probably foolish to get my hopes up, because this show’s track record of giving me what I want has been truly terrible lately. (See also: Julian, and all his choices.) But oh em gee, you guys. If we get a slow burn re-connection between Liz and Jason while Sam is off adventuring and having hot, playful dream sex with Patrick, I could forgive a lot.
AN AWFUL LOT
Speaking of which, Sam getting to use her expertise and take good guys out of their comfort zones is apparently my kryptonite? It was true with Lucky and it’s true with Patrick. I love that she gets to be the more adventurous one with him. She’s not his sidekick — she’s the Han Solo to his Luke Skywalker, damn it!
(Adorable conversation or most adorable conversation?) (Thank you, Disney synergy!)
I will seriously scream if they mess this up just to throw her and Jason back together again.