Did you survive that one?
Geez Louise, not sure how many more tickets on board the Offspring emotional roller coaster I can afford to invest my heart and soul in.
That was some ride.
I didn’t breathe for parts. I cacked myself in others. Shook fists. And shed tears of joy. All in one hour.
It was pure Offspring gold.
There’s a bit of negativity out there with people saying Offspring’s lost its way. I don’t feel that and definitely didn’t in this episode. Would love to know what you think?
On the Nina Proudman fashion front, Neens trotted out classic Nina for the whole episode. Not sure I’ve seen her wear red before but I like it on her.
I don’t have a solid lead on the exact blouse she was wearing on top of the red tank but I do have news about the sheer lace one she was wearing two weeks ago so I worked that one back with this week’s outfit inspiration.
1. Jeanswest maternity jeans $69.99 or two for $109 | 2. IDS tank $29.95 @ Birdsnest | 3. Johnny Was blouse (contact these boutiques for availablity: Sofia Londero, Balmain, Sydney; Entity, Chatswood Chase, Sydney; St Barts, Southport and Fortitude Valley, QLD) | 4. Samantha Wills bracelet set $115 | 5. Lovisa necklace $16.99 | 6. Opening Ceremony boots $420 @ The Iconic | 7. Jeanswest belt $19.99
This is the part you skip over should you not want to find out what happened in last night’s episode. Maybe you were watching Queensland smash NSW or something …
Oh, where do I begin? I know … at the beginning when Nina was having a super raunchy sex dream involving her hot counsellor, Lawrence. That was a whole lot of inappropriate thoughts, wasn’t it?
It’s no wonder she felt all kinds of squeamish sitting on Lawrence’s couch (with clothes on) recounting a made-up sex dream and delivering it in staccato format, not unlike the technique my eight-year-old employs for his weekly show-on-tell.
Then we had the return of Clegg (thank goodness, did not want him written out) and talk of taking the “pure” out of Elouise’s thoroughbred lesbian status with a night out at Lickety Split. They couldn’t return to Tuff Muff after Nina’s effort last season.
Billie’s storyline this season has been so gut-wrenching. I wanted to drive over and make her a cup of tea and just talk it all through with her … only she’s kind of gone and stuffed it now, hasn’t she?
Very much enjoyed Philip putting Geraldine in her place … and in true Philip style he loses a bit of the desired effect of his walk out by having to return because “I’ve forgotton my man bag”.
I’ve left the major bits till last … because I think I’ve only just started breathing regularly enough again to recount them.
That was some scene, wasn’t it?* When Nina couldn’t feel her baby moving? When Kim went into perfect midwife mode? And when you just wanted to wrap Patrick in cotton wool lest life dish him up another tragic blow?
I really didn’t want Nina to leave Patrick to go out clubbing at Lickety Split. Wanted them to go home together and cosy up on the sofa with Thai takeaway watching telly, regroup if you like, after the worst possible afternoon.
In the end I was glad she did go out because she came home to this …
Have you ever seen something so romantic? (Mind you as SY reader Alex pointed out on Facebook last night … I wonder who got to clean it up!)
Your turn, now. Head to the comments and tell me your fave bits from the show. Thoughts on Nina’s white open blouse?
* The scene where Nina worries that her baby may no longer be alive could be a trigger and a challenge for many women who have been through similar experiences and lost a child. A SY reader messaged me about this and said Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support) would be a good point of contact for you if you need support. SANDS is an Australia-wide community group with a focus of parents who support other parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, interrupted pregnancy or neonatal death.
Offspring photos: Channel TEN