Bianca (Eden Riegel) and Reese’s (Tamara Braun) much-anticipated engagement finally took place on ABC’s daytime drama All My Children today (the first lesbian marriage proposal on daytime TV), and for once, the AMC writers didn’t disappoint.
Reese arrived in town yesterday with Miranda, after Bianca gave birth to their daughter Gabrielle in the middle of a tornado.
When Reese surprised Bianca at the door, they gave each other a big…hug. Yes, a hug, not a kiss. Good to know the more things change, the more some things stay the same.
In today’s episode, Reese led up to the proposal by first surprising Bianca with plans for their new house, which she has secretly been building in France. Then she pulled out a ring box, got down on one knee, and gave an appropriately sweet and mushy speech about how much she loved Bianca.
In the proposal, Reese recalled how they met, when Miranda hit Reese in the face with a ball (presumably in a park), and Bianca felt so guilty she insisted on taking Reese home to take care of her.
REESE: "That day, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you. And I knew that I wanted to have a home with you and Miranda, and a future together. And so today, I am asking you my beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Bianca… will you marry me?"
BIANCA: "Yes, I will marry you."
Then they had an actual kiss — a real one, not a peck on the cheek. (For those who aren’t familiar with AMC, a romantic kiss between two woman is even rarer than an episode of Grey‘s Anatomy in which Callie doesn’t sleep with Mark Sloane.) We’ll probably have to wait several months until the actual wedding for another kiss between Bianca and Reese, but it’s better than a post-engagement hug!
Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of Eden’s return to AMC, in which she looks back at some of her first scenes on the show:
And here’s an interview with Tamara and Eden talking about their relationship on the show:
Coming up in November — Bianca’s mom Erica (Susan Lucci) eventually meets Reese, and, like most mothers, starts planning a lavish wedding. Here’s a pic from an upcoming scene:
And another one of the happy couple in a future episode (notice the ring on Bianca’s finger):
If you missed the proposal on ABC today, you can catch it tonight on SoapNet at 8pm EST/PST, and you can also read a detailed recap of this episode by AE reader Traveler recaps in our forum. (If you’re new to AMC, you can catch up on Bianca’s storyline to date in this quick recap).