Hope it won’t be too jarring if I jump back and forth between the two different time streams I’m watching. I wanted to share this nice little scene. This is Christmas 1990, when Kayla receives a posthumous Christmas present from Steve. This is as much a gift to Steve and Kayla fans as to Kayla herself.
I think my favorite line here is when Kayla says “It’s just so unlike him to plan ahead like this.” It’s so cute, so wifely.
Shane’s presence here is as a supportive friend (and nothing was going on between them yet). We can see that support when he offers to leave before she opens the first gift, and she asks him to stay. And Mary Beth just breaks my heart with her body language as she sits and holds the present on her lap, preparing herself before she opens it. And the gift itself is lovely, a stocking that says “Baby’s First Christmas.” So bittersweet, given that Steve isn’t there to share in it.
The second gift, Emily’s teapot, is also well chosen by the show. I don’t really care for Emily and Gideon myself, but I still like that they did this, used the real history of Steve and Kayla instead of choosing something nice but generic, like jewelery, that would work for any couple.
The line on the card, “100 years from now our love will be a legend too,” isn’t far off. We’re at 25 years and counting! Hee!