A very small thing made me happy yesterday (5/8). Nick and Chelsea exchanged lingering glances as she walked down the aisle as Sami’s bridesmaid. I have found their storyline to be needlessly cluttered lately, and I think this is a strange place to pause, but I’m glad to see the show giving Nick and Chelsea a chance to long for each other a little. Last week we got to hear Chelsea admit to Abby that she knows Nick is the best thing that ever happened to her. We also heard Nick tell Willow—obviously thinking of Chelsea—that sometimes your dreams come true, but they don’t last.
Even better, though, was their small conversation yesterday, and then those longing looks. Blake Berris and Rachel Melvin are the best thing happening in the younger set. They’ve shown that they are excellent with romantic banter, but they can also handle the anger, angst, and sorrow. Now they’ve shown they can deliver those all-important nonverbal moments as well. (And he fact that the director actually filmed those reaction shots was a wonderful thing.)
The other small thing I loved about yesterday was Steve and Kayla connecting, no matter how briefly. I found Steve resurfacing and immediately saying, “Feel like making love?” to be a lovely, funny moment.
Could romance be coming back?