What an absolutely bizarre day in the land of soaps!
It seemed like something out of the Twilight Zone!
All of my soaps seemed so out-of-character AND out-of-control!
First of all, just how did Nikki's hair magically grow six inches and return to it's 1990's style, color, and configuration?
It can only be because Carly's Magical Weave (last seen in Oakdale) was reportedly on the run with one of Hal's toupees and heading North to Genoa City.
Second, if Victor really wanted to prove they were soulmates and be REALLY romantic he could have just said:"You know what, my sweet-hahhht and my dahhh-ling, I guess I really am a narcissistic, selfish, and baby-killing basss-tahhhd. I can see now that I messed things up, that I betrayed you, that I betrayed our son and daughter, that I betrayed our entire family, that I tried to crush the Abbotts out of spite because of my lingering resentment that JaggghAhhhbottt was born with a silver-spoon, balled-you in my absence, and is the object my long-thwarted homosexual longings. I also see that Ashley's now being barren and her baby being dead is because of me and that Nick was right to turn me in, that it was the only way to clear the family and the business, and it is only now that I see how much more you and the family and our friends mean to me then business. I will attempt to make amends to all for the damage I have caused even though some of it can never be made right!"
If he'd tried that approach he probably would have sooo... "had her at hello!"
But of course, Vic being Vic he assumed that piling on the romance, increasing the vibrato on his mumbles, and giving her the shiny eyes filled with love would all be enough to do the trick.
And screw that stupid-ass vase and those roses, how about he try giving her a special golden cell-phone (Or better yet Wonder Woman's Golden Lasso so she could give him a "work-out" of her own!) which he would always compel him to tell the truth when she called him with it.
It really is kind of remarkable how Eric Braeden has managed to hook people with his non-acting all these years. He has his moments, especially when he yells or cries about the orphanage, but normally the cruise control is on and he's moving along at 55 with the hands in the pockets, the head slouched, and the scowl/attitude firmly in place, poised to mow down mortals withi his divine mumbling!
Of course, what's really going to be interesting is to see how he reacts when he finds out that Nikki's been up to some secret-keeping of her own.
Can we say Abby... it's Newmanish for:
"Your marriage just hit the rocks... again!"
Nick totally put Vic in his place. EB, got the last word, but Nick got to be pretty tough with him nonetheless. That was so cool!
Speaking of cool, way to go Sharon-Da-Boo-Tay!
I thought we were going to be saddled with yet another Y & R misogynistic and sexist rape/sexual abuse story, but Sharon surprised me with her high-powered-kick-to-Cameron's-badoobies maneuver and high-powered wine bottle smash on Cameron's gorgeous head even thougn he's got all the character "appeal" of Ike Turner.
I refuse to discuss any of the other pitiful players or stories on today.
They just plain sucked and how could someone as buttoned-down as Fred allow himself to get so wasted!
Edited by Professor Soap, Jan 3, 2004 @ 1:07 AM.