Quote Tigress1761: Don't feel bad about watching it over and over again, I watched it twice, and finally got caught up on burning my eppys to DVD. By the time the hubby got home from work, I had a massive headache from crying so much and my eyes were swollen almost shut. I agree this was some really great acting on the parts of Eric and Van, and even Terri. I am sad this show is ending, but I thank the writers for making it something I will never forget.
I lost my mother about four months ago. I wasnt there when it happened, but I saw her a week before, and she could barely talk then. Eric did a wonderful job. I hope another soap picks him up, or any show for that matter, he is THAT good!
Quote nonniepat: There is probably another thread like this and if so I apologize but then again maybe not.
I realize that Reid and Luke are fictional characters but the way Eric and Van played them yesterday OMG I felt like I was seeing death for real; Reid dying for real. Thank God Eric himself is alright in reality.
I've experienced death in real life more than once. I was merely 13 when my father died and no I didn't see him die. I lost my beloved grandmother in my twenties and she went just too fast for me to get to her. My favorite Aunt was in another state when she died and my beloved mother, 6 years ago, passed and though I was with her at the moment she died I was not. My dad died quietly in the hospital without anyone there; my mother had just left and hardly in the front door when the call came in. But those with my grandmother, aunt and my siblings who were with my mother at the point of death have told me about what happened.
Yesterday I felt like I was watching death for real. Eric Stevens is such an awesome actor that he had me thinking he really was dying. And Luke, my god, the devastation in his eyes was unmistakeable.
Please don't think I'm too strange for this but as I watched (4 times last night) from the moment Luke realized Reid was the one on the gurney to the moment of the kiss and the heart monitor going off as he died I thought he really was dying.
I've heard it so many times in my life that most people can't talk close to the end and that many people know they are going to die or are dying. Granted Reid Oliver is a doctor so that's one reason but when he reached out forcefully to Luke stopping him and telling him he needed a lawyer not a doctor I just lost it. The difficulty speaking so realistic from those I've talked to that have seen someone die that it spooked me. Eric made it look so real. And his eyes! His eyes were at one time trying so hard to communicate and then as Tom and Luke argued over him his eyes became so still and blank (he didn't even blink) I thought he'd gone then. I swear I saw his lips moving a number of times and before he was able to say card I swear he said something like don't cry to Luke and tried first to say his name. And when Luke was talking to him with Tom in the room and he was nodding his head I swear his lips were moving then to or trying to. And OMG, he went so fast. Too fast. I wouldn't want him to suffer, fictional character or not, but there was no time he went way too fast.
Was I seeing things that just weren't there or did anyone else feel like it was so realistic?
And Van, OMG, he better get the Emmy for this one. The emotion that young man can display is incredible. And at the end when he walked back into the now empty ER room the haunting look in his eyes was heart wrenching. I kept saying over and over again to anyone that would listen that he was not alright and though I expected him to be broken apart when Reid died I was not expecting him to be so broken apart he looked lifeless himself. His eyes said it all, IMHO, he looked like the life spirit just went out of him.
Again I realize that I may be seeing things others didn't or what was not there but those scenes yesterday were beyond powerful. Both Eric and Van deserve the Emmy for their performances. Even Katie surpised me, she was so broken up and so shocked when Luke told her that she and Jacob gave Reid the only home he'd ever known and Reid loved her and Jacob too and considered them his family.
I know I could probably go through every second of each scene but I won't torture you; thank you for reading and please don't think I'm too strange or anything. But that show yesterday really affected me. I felt like I lost someone in my own life or something and I felt like I was going to get sick. I figured I'd be in tears, and I was but I was left feeling empty inside. Not empty for lack of a good show; the show was wonderful and great but empty like numb.
I hope this makes sense and I'm sorry for such a long post but thank you for reading and I hope no one is too critical of my emotional statement here. You've all been so nice to me even when we see things differently I appreciate your kindness and will miss all of you and our talk tremendously.
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