October 25, 2013
I just hope Duke finds out about what Wade did and brings the justice. Speaking of my favorite pseudo-pirate, oh my heart, it cannot take Duke and Nathan this episode. Love each other more, boys. Oh wait. You can’t. They brought the high-octane affection for each other this episode. Nathan didn’t forget that Duke loves Audrey too and instead of there being a jealous spat, he comforted him. I lost the ability to be calm right there. Then it got worse at the station because Duke doesn’t want to lose Nathan, he wishes he could stop caring but he can’t. The prospect is as unacceptable to him as it is to Audrey and the pain in his face is a mirror of hers and we know she loves Nathan - she says as much. It’s an “If A, Then B” proof that makes me apoplectic with emotions.
Speaking of Audrey, the moment Nathan realized Lexie was in fact Audrey was crippling. His voice when he said “Parker?” hopeful but choking on fear was perfectly executed by Lucas Bryant. Getting what you wanted and knowing it means the end of all things shouldn’t be wrapped up in a name but he manages it and that’s acting. Dang. I loved Audrey being mad at him for insisting she kill him though. Self-advocacy thy name is Audrey. She loves him, so its her choice. She will not be manipulated or forced. The end.
Which begs the question - oh my God, why won’t you two make-out already? You had a kid together. You have said you’re in love with each other. Don’t force me to pull out that picture of stick figures mashed together proclaiming “NOW KISS” because so help me I will. Things are that desperate. Although, given that Duke and Nathan’s always intense emotional connection is escalating yet more, I’m beginning think happily ever after could be Audrey, Nathan, Duke, and Jennifer living in some sort of hippy love-rhombus on the outskirts of town. There’s no way to know until someone nuts up and makes a move already.