I’m a little behind in my Days watching, but I wanted to take a moment to talk about the Phorgan kiss last week. First of all, I thought it was hot. I love an unexpected first kiss like this, as Morgan’s fear and distress about her father broke through her distrust of Phillip.
Speaking of that distrust, though, I have really enjoyed the combination of wariness and attraction that have thus far characterized Morgan’s attitude toward Phillip. While blaming John for her father’s troubles, she was also uncertain as to Phillip’s role in the whole affair. I have also loved Phillip’s low-key flirtation with her while still pursuing his “friends with benefits” relationship with Chloe. This is the slow-burn type of love story I long for, where the attraction is established slowly and the obstacles are natural and unforced.
So Morgan’s insta-trust and “you have a good heart” after the kiss was, admittedly, annoying. I think a big step forward like a kiss should be followed by a step back. If Morgan had broken the kiss and quickly reasserted her defenses, I think that would have been perfect.
But, overall, I am still intrigued. Morgan’s decision to trust Phillip when he is largely to blame for her father’s predicament is that staple of soap couples: the unexploded bomb. Soap gods willing, the bomb will explode at a key moment and trigger a big, messy emotional showdown. On Days today, I have learned to roll with the punches, and not let my desire for the perfect make me an enemy of the good.