Offspring is back and I think it’s safe to say we all need a moment to exhale, gather our thoughts and maybe eat our feelings a bit after that whirlwind of emotion.
Step aside, wine. This is a job for cake.
Any questions about whether or not the Offspring ‘magic’ would still be alive and well following the show’s extended break and with a new team of writers on board were quickly put to rest.
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Once those Proudman siblings found each other on screen it was time to breathe a sigh of relief. We were home.
During those first moments of the premiere episode we were treated to a run in between Nina and Leo in those well-trod hospital hallways and with just a few awkward turns of phrase we quickly learned everything we needed to know about the pair’s romantic interlude since we last saw them together.
- They were together for a time.
- They are not anymore
- They are trying to be friends
- It’s going very, very badly
The topic of this particular conversation centres around Leo’s new girlfriend, he’s doing his best to be chivalrous and protect her feelings. And although Nina tries to hide it with a smile, behind those glassy eyes we’re pretty sure she wants to scrape his beard off with a blunt fork.
However, there’s still room for her to get out of this unscathed. All she has to do is smile and nod and walk away. Just walk away.
Instead, she squeals. And hugs him. And applauds.
Oh, Nina. It’s ok, you panicked. We’ve all been there.
During the Leo craziness, Nina ignores a call from her father Darcy, assuming she can call him back later once she’s finished applauding her ex’s return to the dating pool. It’s not until she finds Cherie, sitting ashen faced behind a desk, that she realizes she’ll never be able to hear her father’s voice again.
Because he had a heart attack and he’s dead.
Um,…….sorry, are you freaking kidding me with this Offspring writers?! I’ve waited years to be back in the arms of the Proudman family, and some damaged corner of my soul is still recovering from Patrick’s death, and you just killed off a family member!
I haven’t even bopped along to the theme song yet, or taken a sip of my coffee, and now I’ve already had to face the brutal truth about my own mortality? Thanks for that.