You’re probably expecting me to say something about how Shawn’s self-righteous hypocrisy. (Spoiler alert: he is terrible. Team Jordan forever!) Or about how poor Jason Thompson had to act out the heartbreaking end of his eight year relationship with an inanimate object. Or about how Nina is alive — to the shock of no one who has ever watched television before — and now being played by Michelle Stafford, which means we will literally never be rid of this effing story.
But, no. I’m afraid all of my GH-related brain cells have been much too busy screaming a non-stop chorus of NED AND ALEXIS NED AND ALEXIS NED AND ALEXIS since Friday’s episode to worry about any of that:
ALEXIS: I don’t want to talk about Tracy and Luke anymore and their love life. I want to talk about you. And yours… or lack thereof.
NED: Excuse me. I do very well for myself, thank you very much.
ALEXIS: Jax is worried that you’re not getting out enough.
OH EM GEE, YOU GUYS. I just love them and their easy teasing affection and how they know each other so well and are both obviously in touch with Jax off screen, because JAX AND NED! Best business bros ever in the 90s and I still miss their friendship so much. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make me that happiest, you know?
Also, Wally Kurth and Nancy Lee Grahn just sparkle at each other still. I love that he confided in her about the FauxLuke situation, and that she opened up about Julian and how hypocritical she feels. Basically everything about those scenes was an utter delight to me, is what I’m saying.
None of which is surprising, because I’ve always loved these two characters together (except for that weird period where he was trying to take custody of Kristina, but let’s all mutually agree to pretend that never happened). What did surprise me was how super into the Britt/Nathan scenes I found myself. And not only because Kelly Thiebaud gives great reaction face to soapy batshit revelations:
BEST WTF FACE THIS SIDE OF ELIZABETH WEBBER
But bless his little heart, Nathan’s natural awkwardness and forced delivery actually worked in this one instance, and his sad “please love me” puppy dog eyes as she walked away were really very endearing?
I’m sorry. I have a certified weakness for sibling stories, and now I kind of just want these two to bond and be besties and take on the world together.
NEEDS A HUG, STAT
(After all, if anyone knows how to take a new character who’s has a rough introduction and breath some real life into them, it’s Kelly Thiebaud.)