Sigh. This is really, really lovely.
Don’t you love how Days used to give couples a happy reunion after a separation? This is what used to keep us hanging in there through all the angst and the soap rage:
There is so much fun banter here, but my favorite is Jo saying “He is a man,” about Steve, and Steve saying “She noticed, Mama.” Oh yes, she noticed.
A slow dance, Steve being romantic, and Kayla finally getting to enjoy looking forward to the baby. What more can you ask for?
Oh yeah, a love scene:
Well, at least an implied one.
I really like the moment when Steve gets serious and says he didn’t know if he would get her back, and he isn’t just talking about the thing with Kiriakis. It shows that Steve isn’t taking this reunion for granted (even though he’s already gotten her into bed, hee). I love his uncertainty about going too fast for her, and the return of sexually aggressive Kayla when she says, “Who said anything about too fast?”
Afterwards I find the talk about Kayla’s insecurity about her pregnant body to be realistic and refreshing. I only wish they had fixed the timing on it. Coming right after the implied love scene as it does, it almost seems to suggest that what just happened was … less than stellar. And I’m sorry, that is something that just doesn’t belong in my happy universe. But, we get another implied love scene right afterward, so I won’t complain too much.
Unfortunately, the angst begins again almost immediately. But, damn, this was a happy interlude.