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Feb 9 2013, 02:32 PM
OKAY so FINALLY - after the wretched press conference nonsense (and now there is a montains of snow outrside my door) - I got around to watching this episode.

My main interest in this epi was the Lucas and Will interaction, so let me get the other stuff out of the way:

I thought Kristen looked PHENOMENOAL in her wedding underthings at teh start of teh show! I didn't like her clubbing hair or dress that much. As for Jennifer, sigh. Yes, she did look better. Having her hair up mitigated the dry, graying stringiness of what it normally looks like, so that was good. Still thought the hair was a little bridal, but ok. LOL at the four of them instagramming like teenagers. And the idea of a man in a club hitting on Jennifer made me laugh. But he was drunk, so I guess his judgment was impaired. Fake junk Kristen was fun.

Oh Wow - Gabi is such a bitch!! Her line to Sonny was so low and hurtful!! She and Nick make a good villainy team actually.

Man I missed T - and I never thought I would say that. I think the actor does bring something a little different to his performance - I guess it's a naturalness, i don't see through him to the script like I do with other characters (e.g. Chloe). I am glad someone played the beat of being surprised that Will has impregnated Gabi. Doesn't need to be dwelled on, but at least acknowledged that it was surprising to SOME ONE.

And now, to Lucas and Will. First of, Lucas two days in a row?!?!??? It must be Christmas - what did I do to deserve this magnanimous gesture from TPTB? And BD is looking very very good. Hooray.

Any Will and Lucas scene I can get, I will savor to within a inch of the scene. And I can't tell y'all how glad I am that this coverup is being revisited and explored a little bit. When it was revealed that Will was the one who shot EJ last January, I found that very intriguing, and immediately thought to Lucas, the sacrifice he made, how his going to jail was really the last nail in the Lumi coffin, how angry that made me suddenly, etc. And then when Bryan came back late last February, I was soooo excited to see that retcon acknowledged a little more. It was - kiiiinnnddddddaa. Lucas got a thanks from Will I think, a thanks from Sami, maybe a couPle other words exchanged between Lucas and Will, and that was it. Now, yes, the crazy Lumi shipper wanted more. Wanted acknowledgement of the role that coverup and Lucas going to jail played in Lumi's disintegration. Ideally I would have wanted Will to acknowledge this, or Sami. Something more discussed about what this cover up did to this family unit. But of course the writers didn't go there, and that's fine. I care about it b/c I am an obsessive shipper, so OK. But even as an objective soap opera fan, I think there is a lot of potential story fodder there for all players involved, retcon or not. So even though it is just the basis of a blackmail story now, I am glad the writers are fleshing the event out a little bit.

I was so pleased they used CM's younger brother and bothered to recreate or first-create flashbacks. It was so fun to see a little mini Chandler-as-Will even though, bless his heart, I don't think Christian acted his scenes very well. But no matter - that was still such a treat. Although Will wasn't with T the night he was brought home drunk, but I'll excuse that.

And hooray for Will thanking Lucas a little more fully - yes! Last year he seemed 5% grateful towards Lucas, and 95% grateful/enamored of EJ, and, gah, I don't want to revisit the rage that threw me into. Best leave those emotions in the past. Also, hooray for Lucas saying "a mess your mom and I created". Any mention of Lumi anything - ANYTHING - warms my cold, saddened heart.

I have no idea why the writers had Lucas saying "that guy Nick" - maybe as a way of denigrating Nick. Like Lucas has his suspicions, and that was a way to cut Nick down? I dunno - that was strange. Boo on your writers. And BB's reaction shots were pretty stellar - Nick is a fantastic character to love hate.

Will's naivete is curious. He is in for a major reality check in the near future. Aww, adorable trusting Will - listen to your father! Ah, scheming-minded Lucas back, at least momentarily :wub2:

Overall, I LOVED their scenes together, so as a result I dug this episode. Interruption and all. Hooray!!

Oh, and Nick with that lame distraction excuse and "I am totally losing it today" -?!? BWAHHAHAHAHAAHAH
The show lucked out in that Chandler has a look alike brother who acquitted himself very well in scenes that really framed the shooting as Will as a desperate boy looking to protect his mother, not a budding sociopath. (If they had wanted to make Sami Brady's son a sociopath, I would have bought it but that's not the Will we have, thankfully.) As a lawyer, I found myself wanting to ring Lucas's neck, since remorseful juvenile with a living victim who is also a total son-of-bitch would be a pretty easy case. I'd be more confident of getting Will off than Lucas or EJ for perjury and obstruction. I'm seriously hoping for scenes where EJ and Lucas team up to not testify against Will, taking the fifth and making this all go away.

That said, as a Lucas fan and a dramatic storyline fan, I loved that Lucas did this and I love that the show is weaving this into the storyline, and Brian D. did great with his scenes. I've always said he's not the best actor in the world, but he sure knows his character. I do hope the writers give him more to do.

T is a wonderful character. I love how he is now a begrudging friend to Sonny, and that he still cares about Will. I didn't care for the cartoonish homophobe but now I love him and want him to have a love story of his own. The actor makes me believe that T really does care about Will, and he really is evolving as a person.
Edited by Honeybees, Feb 9 2013, 02:48 PM.
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