We're not going to beat around the bush: We might be in love with Tess Buchanan, the psycho alternate personality of the virtuous Jessica, who as we speak has Jess's sister Natalie locked up in a secret, smartly-appointed basement dungeon. If by "dungeon" you mean "bigger and with better furniture than most studio apartments in New York."
Anyway, we're totally into Tess's crazy self. Between the wide, wild eyes and her determination to seduce Nat's well-intentioned (but kind of dense) hunk of a boyfriend, Jared. Now Jared is catching on, but are he and the rest of Llanview behind the curve on this? We took to the SOAPnet.com message boards to find out.
"Do they really believe that Jess got over all that anger and grief in the few short weeks since the funeral and is now OK?" asks poster ElleKo. "Too many of her actions in recent weeks would look odd if the family would just take a step back and have a good, hard look at her." Of course, the Buchanans have their own fish to fry, what with Clint going off the deep end in trying to destroy Dorian and Viki away on her goodwill tour in Africa.
But has Jared finally caught the snap re: Tess's whacko ways? "Jared doesn't know anything," thinks ElleKo. "Yes he thinks JESS is acting a little odd, but he hasn't suspected she's really Tess." Poster S1575 believes differently, though: "He knows. Wait and see!"
In the meantime, Tess is freaking some of us out with her bizarre behavior. "How many times must Tess lick the two way glass?!" asks an exasperated Twostarzz. "You could start a college drinking game: how many times will Tess lick the two-way glass in the basement at Nat!!!" Can and have, Twostarzz. We barely remember the rest of that night.
Poster carlysthel1 doesn't mind, though. She's down with Tess for the long haul. "I hope Jessica NEVER comes back. Tess is sooo much more fun!" Hear hear!
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