After what is surely the most traumatic arc that these characters have had up to this point, culminating in the “call me Patch” scene I just posted about, the show turns around and gives us … romantic comedy. I love this so much. It’s unexpected and wonderful.
(This is the scene where, as commenter blpmich pointed out a few posts back, Steve is muttering “Take me too” in his sleep. I never noticed that before! How awesome!)
I love that they weave the angst into the banter. When Steve says Kayla was going to turn him into the cops, she says, “I never got a chance.” She sounds so regretful, hee! And later, when Kayla thinks Steve is going to take the fake cop’s wallet, he says, “Oh, first I’m a murderer, now you’re calling me a thief?” You wouldn’t think comedy would work so well, but it does. Watching these scenes always makes me with they had given Steve and Kayla more material like this. I love the angst, of course. And they do get to be cute and playful, later, when they are happy. But I can’t remember any other time they get to spar like this.
More banter follows with the innkeeper at the hotel, who takes them for honeymooners:
(This lady cracks me up. I love Steve and Kayla, but I would not take them for two people who have just gotten married here. Steve pretty much looks like what he is, a guy on the run from the police. But somehow it all works.)
Sexual tension starts to build up as they play along with the charade. Kayla brushes his hair out of his eyes. Steve takes advantage of the situation to kiss her cheek. They exchange a look before heading up the stairs – to the honeymoon suite.
Up in the room, finally, the scene closes on a wonderful tender moment as Steve watches her sleep. High drama and angst, bantery comedy, sexy romantic tension, tender romance. Shoot, is there anything these two can’t do?