Holy cow, people, summer has hit Llanview like a sledgehammer and this week was like the soap opera equivalent of heat stroke. From the hot teen extras milling about poolside at the Llanview Country Club to Cole's surprise wedding proposal to Starr, this week had us waving our fans like Southern ladies and exclaiming that we had the vapors.
Funniest Moments: Comedy hasn't seen a trio of kooks like Tea, Todd, and Blair since the glory days of vaudeville. The thrilling threesome spent the last week lunging for each others' jugulars and we couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces. We even think we can see the actors cracking smiles as they lob verbal grenades across the courtroom and across the bedroom. The foxiest lines this week came on Friday. Blair to Todd about Tea: "The judge said you, me, and the kids. NOT you, me, the kids and your slut lawyer." To which Tea responded: "Slut EX-lawyer." Ha! But then Tea landed a pretty sharp barb herself after Blair mistakenly revealed that Hope had been returned to Starr. Her bon mot to romantic rival Blair: "Congratulations on being a grandmother." And in case it doesn't translate, Tea meant that very, VERY ironically. Please Llanview Gods, let Todd become a Mormon fundamentalist so he can marry BOTH of these hot tamales.
WTH? Moments: Let us be clear, we are NOT complaining -- but did anyone else notice that just about every actor in Friday's show was shirtless for some, if not all, of the episode? There must be a heat wave in Llanview. The opening gave us Cristian painting shirtless, followed by Rex in his swim trunks, capped off by Kyle getting ready for a shower. And then, we had a flashback to Schuyler shirtless and it was all leading up to a moment we've been waiting for since the New Year: Oliver Fish sans uniform. Yes, it was a very informative day all around. (See below for Cristian painting without a shirt -- the best way to get those creative juices flowing!)