Marlena’s face when Ciara told her she wants to be a psychotherapist was pretty perfect.
“Oh, honey! Robots can’t be therapists!” See?
I was trying to get a screenshot of Ciara’s reaction so I could comment on how ridiculous it is that a teenager would be so excited about an internship at a mental hospital, but this was the most she gave me. Case closed.
In other news, I’m so bored by most of these mash-up episodes (seriously, are they just slapping random scenes together until they have 38 minutes of footage?) that I paid an inordinate amount of attention to the food being eaten at the Brady Pub on Tuesday…
Claire, who looks adorable and also like she is capable of human emotion, seems to have opted for a Greek plate of some kind. I can see pita bread, hummus, and some olives, which doesn’t seem like much of a dinner, but I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt that she already finished the salad portion. Her mother, however…
…appears to be eating a sliced tomato with sauce dripped over it, with some spinach leaves on the side? It’s good to know that Belle’s meal selection sucks as much as everything else about her.
I actually found the scenes of her and Shawn telling Claire they’re back together were cute, although it occurs to me that these two haven’t really solved their problems at all. They just restated them, said they wouldn’t do bad stuff again, and remembered they were in love a while back. Sounds like a great foundation for a marriage!
Also a solid foundation: getting matching haircuts for your engagement photo shoot!
I really enjoyed Lucas’s proposal and Adrienne’s acceptance, though it did all feel so random and dropped into the episode. They did a decent job of giving it all some context, with the talk about how they’ve both been hurt and had failed marriages in the past but they want to give happiness one more go. Frankly, I like both characters well enough and am just relieved to see someone be happy for five minutes, so I’m going with it.