Thanks to Dubya's speech last Thursday we had to wait two weeks for another episode. Time crept ever so slowly, except, of course, when I was distracted by some pretty cool season premieres. Thanks, Arrested Development. Thanks, Nip/Tuck. And thanks to you, too, Lost, for making the wait bearable. Now it's time to finally tune in to Reunion, the 1987 edition, with R.E.M's "The One I Love" and Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" on the soundtrack. A few observations:
1) Will seemingly has no scars whatsoever from his nine-month stint in the pokey except for one big one: his just-released cell mate. That guy's first name had to be TROUBLE. His middle name: FOR. And his last name: WILL.
2) Sam and Will have mounds of chemistry, which means one thing in the soap world: They'll never end up together. Enter problem No. 647: Sam can no longer have babies.
3) Jenna goes all Tawny Kitaen on the hood of a car in a Whitesnake video. I'll buy it. But the music seriously sounded Michael Bolton-esque (ewwww!). Was that really a Whitesnake song? I hope not.
4) I knew from the very beginning that Carla was "confessing" to Father Will in the church. Hey, marketing people I saw the promo posters that you put up months ago. Showing him in his priestly collar kind of kills the suspenseful aspect of the show, dontcha think? And by the way, from here on out, the hottie ex-con-turned-priest will now be known as Father Whatawaste.
5) Jenna said this to Carla: "Twenty years. Who thinks that far ahead? I'll probably be dead in 20 years." Is this lame line the first sign that she's not the one who's D-E-A-D in the future? Or are they just trying to trick us? I just don't know.