This will be short because I’ve developed a raging head cold. But how can I not post when Kayla finally takes off her doctor’s coat and reveals this little number?
Some great moments today. Kayla challenged Steve on his mixed messages: he makes a little progress with his son, and then he wants to take off for who knows how long, chasing after Bo. And Steve turned around and admitted what we knew all along, that he hopes that by bringing her brother back, he’ll prove something to her, he’ll have a chance with her.
In her turn, Kayla told Hope what we’ve seen in Mary Beth’s performance: that she’s still attracted to Steve. But that doesn’t mean she thinks getting back together with him is a good idea, and I look forward to seeing her try to fight her feelings. (I liked how she tried to say that maybe her attraction to him is just an “old habit”! Hee!) Especially since Steve will be looking for any opening she gives him.
We saw that in their very next scene, when Steve asked her point blank if she wanted him to come back. When she said no, he said nice try, but he doesn’t believe her. I like seeing the power shift slightly back toward Steve for a moment, but I hope he doesn’t get too confident. I still want to see him sweat a little bit.
In other news, I’ve decided the show is perfectly indifferent to whether the Ben/Abby relationship, or Abby’s behavior, make any sense. Today she comes back from spending the day with Chad and all she says to Ben is right now she’s right where she wants to be, and she hopes that’s all that matters. This actually made her sound much more guilty than if she had just admitted she went to Chad, her friend, because he’s in trouble. Of course she has to keep the hypnosis thing hush-hush, but she could have just said she was checking on him. And then, as they hugged, we saw Abby look guilty and upset over his shoulder, while Ben gave the camera the evil eye over her shoulder. That was a pretty awesome little moment, showing how much they have papered over their problems, rather than dealing with them. But it begs the question of why they are both so determined to hang onto this relationship.
I really enjoyed all of Chad’s scenes, with Abby and Marlena. I can’t wait to see what this hypnosis session will reveal!