Get us all to tune in for Steve’s return, and give us Bo too!
I checked around and that was Peter Reckell in those shots. That means we got a glimpse of Bo more than a week before he was supposed to arrive. So exciting! And juxtaposing those scenes of his captivity with Aiden’s proposal was soapy genius. Aiden is obviously doomed to bloom into full-scale villainy, in very short order. Such is one’s fate when one gets involved with half a supercouple.
Steve and Kayla’s scenes were, as we suspected, not much more than what we saw in the preview. But it still gave me chills! Loved the glimpse of young Joey. I am so looking forward to Monday!
The rest of the show was quite good also. I enjoyed seeing the investigation kick into gear. And Chad talking out loud to himself was awkward but necessary, I think, so we knew he didn’t remember what happened last night. But, they were arguing in the park — that means WE don’t know what happened between them either. The plot thickens!
Murder suspect #1
I especially loved Chad and Abby’s long scene. Abby is looking less torn, which I think fits with where she should be emotionally. But I loved that she defended Chad to Ben and Clyde. And she gave credit to Chad for what he did for her with Stefano, and expressed her faith in him. A really lovely, nuanced scene between them.
A lot of graybeards in this episode. 🙂 I’m not knocking use of the vets, how could I? But a balance should be struck, I think. Maybe I’m just a tiny bit sad that Eric wasn’t featured in this episode. We got to hear Marlena say he was devastated and feels guilty, but shouldn’t we have seen the man himself?
Ken Corday said in his “Plan to Save Days” interview (groan), that the new stories kicked off with “this harmonica player gets off an elevator, trailed by his son.” The son came first, but who’s quibbling? Bring on next week!