Good news! Everything about Michael Corinthos’ story continues to be unexpectedly awesome and I’m so happy about it.
(Did you know Chad Duell could do an adorable drunk? I did not know this. BUT I WAS DELIGHTED TO FIND OUT.)
ROSALIE: You’re a really nice guy, Michael. And you saved my life! I mean, when does that happen? Literally, what are the odds of me going over to your apartment to do something shady, and not only are you such a nice guy that you don’t fall for my come ons, but you save me from certain death!
MICHAEL: You were–you were coming on to me?
ROSALIE: You were standing there in a towel and I put my hand on your chest. What did you think that was…?
MICHAEL: I thought you had a problem with personal boundaries.
Linda Tovar does an adorable drunk as well, but what I enjoy most about her are her normal person reactions to SOAPS! weirdness — whether it’s freaking out over being nearly shot by hit man, laughing in disbelief at Nina’s craziness, or giving drunken advice about never sharing your deepest darkest secrets. She makes a refreshing counterpoint to Michael’s jaded soap kid.
Also, she has good taste in bras:
It was so pretty she just had to sleep in it.
And then he called her Rosie and she didn’t lie to him about anything and I enjoyed their bar kiss way more than I was expecting to. Because I’ll be honest: watching him disown his shitty girlfriend and give a recitation of all secrets she’s been keeping for months was kind of magical? But enough is enough, already. Give this kid one non-Dante person he can trust.
Speaking of which:
MICHAEL: A baby girl is born into this world and her mother and her father lie and kill the way most people breathe.
ROSALIE: Morgan could still be the father.
MICHAEL: Morgan’s a baby himself. He’s a spineless tool who can’t take responsibility for anything.
That is a devastatingly accurate description of Morgan. I love angry, no filters Michael so much, you guys!
The best part of this cap is how
it looks like he’s praying to Viola Davis
Elsewhere on the Corinthos front, Sonny — who earlier cared so much about the welfare of his daughter/grandaughter that he outsourced her retrieval to his most incompetent henchman’s voicemail, and didn’t think it was worth mentioning her kidnapping to anyone else even when he was about to die — is suddenly the most devoted father/grandfather on the planet.
(He needs to get out of jail, y’all! Not for himself, oh no. But because his flesh and blood needs him! He has rights as a parent! I mean, if Sonny doesn’t get out of jail, how can he possibly ruin this kid’s life as thoroughly as he has each of his other children?)
Watching Alexis tell another of her baby daddies to take his manipulative bullshit and shove it was kind of amazing, is all I’m saying. How did this show get good again? Can it never stop?