So Jax most likely purchased a black market kidney from a non-consenting child and then let Elizabeth, Jason, and Lucky believe it was Jake’s for years. That’s fine. I’m fine. EVERYTHING’S FINE.
To avoid having a rage aneurysm about that — or about the fact that Alexis is a pod person who seems more upset about her career problems than her beloved nephew’s death — let’s just all take some deep breaths and enjoy the brief reunion of one of my favorite soap friendships of all time:
JAX: I hope you know that you have a ton of people out there who love and support you, who you can lean on. So you shouldn’t be afraid to just do that.
JAX: Okay? I know it’s hard for you to see right now with all this craziness going on, but you’re more than a lawyer. You’re a mother, warrior, friend… so no matter what happens at that hearing next week, you’re still going to be all of those things. And so much more.
Sure, she nearly went to prison, her husband tried to murder her, and she’s lost all professional respect. But Alexis got a pep talk while drinking wine and gazing into Jax’s impossibly blue eyes. So really, is her life really all that bad?
(Yes, yes it is. Her life is a flaming turd bag and there is not enough wine in the world to fix it.)
pls ditch your terrible plots and maaaaake out
Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Hayden continue to exist in a fascinating parallel reality where Nikolas was a beleaguered saint who would probably be alive today if only he’d cared more about himself than other people. IF ONLY.
HAYDEN: That man tried to kill me.
ELIZABETH: And he regretted it ever since! He saw something in you, Hayden. What that was, I will never know. But he genuinely wanted to spend the rest of his life trying to make it up to you.
Yeah, jeez, Hayden! How petty to still be mad about spending six months in a coma when Nikolas felt kind of bad about it afterwards!
I’m also really curious about the show Elizabeth has been watching, because in the one that aired on my television screen, Nikolas never even apologized for that, much less showed any inclination to make it up to Hayden in any way other than sometimes being willing to angrily bone her every now and then.
also why… is this blouse…???
But not to worry! Hayden had a come back:
HAYDEN: I think you’re suffering from selective memory loss because this chain doesn’t start with me. It starts with you. If you hadn’t been so desperate to hang onto Jason, Nikolas wouldn’t have cared if I revealed Jake Doe’s true identity.
ELIZABETH: That’s not the only reason Nikolas kept quiet–
HAYDEN: Okay, yes, he had some selfish motives. But mostly he kept the secret about Jason for you. And you were so hysterical that day. You were so upset that I was going to tell Jason the truth. What else was Nikolas going to do? Of course had to shut me up. For your sake.
Yes, what else could he possibly have done!? Not hire a contract killer to murder a woman he was sleeping with? Clearly, his hands were tied. THANKS, OBAMA.
(It’s good of her to admit that he had “some” selfish motives, though. If by “some” you mean “literally everything he’s done for the past year has been motivated by selfishness.”)
you can tell they’re related because
they use the same hair dye
I realize now that they are Secret Sisters™, the writers are going to keep pumping up the animosity between Liz and Hayden for the foreseeable future. But the fact that both of these women are jumping through hoops to find a way to blame anyone but Nikolas for Nikolas’ choices would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
Dear ladies: please consider the possibility that he really is just a massive sucking douchebag whose greed and inability to accept any consequences for his actions led directly to all his problems.