I’m going to jump ahead just a little, for one final post on Britta. Soon after he and Kayla got back to Salem from their little on the run adventure, Steve found Britta’s purse in the water. Inside was the picture of him Britta always carried around. It reminds him of the one good thing about Britta, that she did love him, even as she was using him and screwing him over.
Here, he pulls that picture out again.
(Note: this is another scene that has a song – “Don’t Give Up – that is verboten on YouTube by the record label.)
Kayla comes by and sees him looking at the picture. He turns and lets her see the pain he’s feeling, and he is able to admit what he couldn’t in the barn, that he did love Britta. Kayla touches his shoulder – he doesn’t pull away this time – and says her perfect line: “If you need a friend, you know where one is.”
They’ve come full circle. As I talked about in this post, seeing Britta’s picture was one of the first things that let Kayla see another side of Steve. Then Britta herself came back and ripped that to shreds. Now, they’ve managed to build something back, and here this picture is again. Now, it’s something he can open up to Kayla about, and that helps him let go. I love that he tears up both photos, the one of Britta and also the one of him. He’s also saying goodbye to the man who loved Britta.