One reason kid storylines are no favorite of mine is how painful it is to watch kids “act.” It kills the verisimilitude and takes me right out of the scene.
However, sometimes that’s a good thing. Last year, one bright spot during Shelle scenes was watching the White twins’ (the girls playing Claire) obvious dislike of Martha Madison. I found this especially amusing during the scene when Belle was preparing to go on the run with Shawn and Claire, and she said to Phillip, “She needs her mother!” as Claire squirmed and pushed to get away from her.
NuClaire clearly knows which side her bread is buttered. In her first scene, she put her arms around Martha, kissed her and said, “I love you, Mommy.” Hee!
Last Wednesday (1/16), Belle kept telling Crystal how scared Claire was:
Claire: Actually, Mommy, I was a little scared when you threw me off the side of that cruise ship. This isn’t too bad.
What do you want to bet Claire saw her opportunity and seized it? I like to imagine her hacking at Shawn’s arm with a shard of glass, revving up the engine and making a break for it. Good luck, Claire!
screencaps courtesy chit-chat-haven.com