I am officially in love with Tony and Anna after yesterday’s show (2/28). In a town whose residents are either filthy rich (Victor, John, Stefano), unemployed but totally unconcerned about their lack of income (Sami), trust fund babies (Belle), or employed but never shown at work, a work-related storyline is a big plus right off the bat. Even better is a work-related storyline involving semi-estranged lovers as business rivals trying to outsmart each other.
I remember liking Tony and Anna back in the 80’s, but I can recall only generalities. I remember scheming, gold-digging Anna married Tony for ulterior motives, but then fell in love with him for real. When he discovered her perfidy, he divorced her. Angst ensued. Eventually they reunited, and Anna was redeemed (over-redeemed, actually, in typical Days overzealousness), until the day Tony wandered off into the mist.
I also remember how incredibly gorgeous I thought Leann Hunley was. That has not changed:
Anna was the highlight of the scenes at the DiMera mansion last week, when she volunteered the information that a nice diamond necklace would go a long way to earning her forgiveness (in contrast to Sami’s contention that Marlena would be virtuously above such insignificant baubles). Her reaction to John’s foot rub was priceless. Anna is an unapologetic flirt, and I love that.
Tony also looks pretty great, but the best thing about him is his “I’m a bit of a rogue but don’t you love me anyway?” charm:
The scenes were admittedly fluffy, but it was fun and sexy fluff. I enjoyed the way they both clearly relished the competition. They have a delightful, laid-back, “we make up our own rules,” battle-of-equals banter that reminds of old screwball comedies from the 30’s. And I thought that kiss at the end was swoonworthy.
screencaps courtesy of KatLucas