Too many mommies spoil the soup — Giddy with excitement and her
arms full of plush toys, Caitlin shows up at Alicia’s place to tell her she’s
ready to do this baby thing with her and Doppelganger. The look on Alicia’s
face is not what you’d expect it to be. Unless, of course, you have any understanding
of how long lesbian relationships last on network TV.
Alicia says ominously
that she has something to tell her. The look on Caitlin’s face goes from
excitement to dread in one heartbeat.
Caitlin: Oh, no, no, no, no, please …
I’ve seen that look before.
Alicia: This is really difficult.
Caitlin: No, it’s not. No, you have
the easy part. I have to stand here and listen to things I don’t think I really
want to hear.
Alicia explains that
Olivia was the one who left her, as if that sheds any light on her
transformation from patient lover to fickle head-gamer in under two months. And
don’t blame this on hormones.
Alicia adds she wasn’t
expecting to meet Caitlin at all, but she was glad she did. Except, ya know,
for the Sam part, when Alicia said she was "crushed." I’m sure she
told Olivia all about it.
Alicia was nowhere near
as crushed as Caitlin is now. Alicia calls their relationship
"wonderful," but already, it has a past-tense feel to it.
Caitlin: Not as wonderful as Olivia
coming back, right?
Alicia: I didn’t know this was going
Caitlin: You know, I was prepared to
change my whole life for you. And all the time, I was just backup.