November 28, 2008By Danielle McClure Posted: Nov 28, 2008
Reva's reunion with her longtime pal and oncologist Dr. Colin was bittersweet. "I was hoping I'd never have to see you again," La Shayne wept as they hugged. Still, I loved the shout out to Colin's NASCAR racing surprise for Reva that occurred two years ago (almost to the day!) when she had breast cancer, and it's fitting that she would return to the doctor that was her main confidante the first time around. Now, the situation is quite different, but Colin still helped calm Reva down. He did seem to give her a fairly believable explanation about why chemo won't necessarily harm her unborn baby &dmash; if you didn't catch it, he basically claimed that the amniotic fluid of a second trimester placenta serves as a "miracle" shield so the toxic chemicals can't penetrate the fetus (in most cases). Who knew?! At any rate, I still thought it was odd that Reva didn't rush home, grab her laptop and perform some additional research on webmd.com (as I totally would) or at the very least call her pal Lillian to discuss the facts more before refusing the treatment altogether and railing at Jeffrey (who's clearly concerned for her well-being AND the child's) for not understanding because he's "not a mother." Don't get me wrong, Kim Zimmer continues to do an amazing job with this story, but I think Reva's take on the situation has been (thus far) somewhat irrational.