I’m missing the TWoP forums, which are down right now—that’s where I usually write my thoughts on each episode. But since I can’t do it there tonight, I’ll do it here instead.
Interesting episode today. Not earth-shatteringly good, but there was some movement in the stories. Hope came out and said she believed Chelsea, and there was a nice nod to FancyJudgmentalFace when she said, “If I’ve learned anything this past year, it’s not to rush to judgment.” I am somewhat reluctantly respecting Hope more than Billie here, because Billie is acting like she believed in Chelsea all along and never doubted her, when that isn’t the case. Hope was honest; she said she wasn’t sure before but now she believes her. Whether she still will when the Incrimating Hairbrush is found is another question.
I was screaming at Chelsea, “Jed was with you! Jed was with you!” Please tell me they’re not going to forget that!
Why is Bo handling this case? Oh, right, because there are only three police officers in town, and two of them are related to Chelsea and the other one is going blind.
Sami planning her wedding completely made me zone out and [whispers] I may have fast-forwarded—just a little—during the meeting with the Knot lady. [/whispers]. I did like the final scene, with the “Surprise!” and EJ opening the door as Celeste made her threat.
Phillip and EJ were a whole lotta hotness. I didn’t get the BDSM vibe from them that I always got from EJ and Patrick. Sigh. I miss that.
Shelle. Their scenes were a bit better today, because it was something different. I like Gabby, though another girl falling for Shawn seems totally too much. I’m still hoping she’s got some other agenda—like she’s desperate to get the United States or something. Anyway, when Shawn apologized to Belle for pressuring her to sleep with him/love him, and said he was ready to live for himself (read: screw Gabby), and she got that dismayed expression on her face, it was pretty funny.
Now that I’ve given them that (somewhat backhanded) compliment, I’m going to turn around and take it away. This isn’t fair, but I’ve been watching Steve and Kayla clips this week for my story analysis. One thing the actors never forgot was how each character felt about the other. Now the writing helped them out a lot, because this was the supercouple era, after all. But Shawn seemed too content with his statement at the end there. If Belle is the love of his life, shouldn’t he be sending signals that this is difficult for him, or that he’s pissed and is hoping for a jealous reaction? Usually I feel like I’m giving Supercouple 101 lectures to Martha Madison, but Brandon Beemer dropped the ball there.