It’s amazing how Chelsea can go from borderline unwatchable to must-see soap simply by who she is sharing scenes with. The Chick scenes today were a bittersweet reminder of how much I loved this couple.
In fact, the scenes were almost better than just a reminder. It was very gratifying to see Chelsea pressing for answers and Nick being the one hanging back. I loved Chelsea’s curiosity, mixed with a spark of something—jealousy, possessiveness, or perhaps just a dislike of not knowing exactly what Nick is up to.
Chelsea seems like the kind of person who would feel possessive of Nick even if she didn’t want him anymore, so I don’t read this to mean she wants him back. But I love that just seeing Nick looking at another girl’s video blog was enough to draw out that spark. I particularly loved Rachel Melvin’s parting look as she walked away.
Something we Chick fans have been saying since—well, since Lonely Splicer days—is that we want to see Chelsea chasing Nick. Today was a little, bitty taste of that, and naturally it left me salivating for more. I know that a Melanie/Nick/Chelsea triangle is likely too much to hope for (though if it happened I think I would expire from shock and happiness), but I would also love it if they would just use the Chick history going forward. When Melanie shows up in the flesh, whatever Chelsea felt today should be multiplied a hundredfold. I can picture a scene where Chelsea tries to warn Melanie away from Nick because she thinks Melanie is using him, or a scene where Chelsea gets chewed out by Daniel again and then afterwards sees Nick being sweet to Melanie. Even if Chick is never together again, it would still be great soap.