When do we ever get to see Kayla this pissed off?
Here’s the situation: Kim and Shane are working together through the ISA to get the goods on Lawrence, who they think is poisoning ISA agents with a deadly virus. Shane also started a research lab to find a cure for the virus, and appointed Kayla its medical director.
Kayla doesn’t know any of this. Kim tells Shane that it’s too dangerous for Kayla to work at the lab, that she should be fired. Shane lets Kim talk him into it – not winning any points with me in the process. Here, Kayla finds out they colluded to fire her – but not the reason.
I love the family conflict here. Kayla tries to keep quiet when her parents first ask her about the firing – we can see she doesn’t want to put them in the middle. When Shawn pushes her, though, she blurts out that it was Kimberly. And Shawn’s reaction is so, so Shawn. He defends Kim, demeans what the job meant to Kayla, and blames Kayla for keeping Kim and Shane apart. That clearly hurts.
And then Kim comes in. If Shawn hadn’t just been defending Kim, Kayla might have given her the benefit of the doubt. But Shawn favoring Kim has just poured fuel on the fire. And Kim’s attempts at deflection just sound like weak excuses and lies. And then, Shane arrives – to see Kim. Perfect soapy timing.