I watched Santa Barbara one summer and developed a crush on a certain hunk named Cruz Castillo. Cruz and Eden! So it gave me a few shivers to see A Martinez today. He and Kassie were so fantastic! I really sensed that these two had a history. I loved the way the scene was staged, Theresa going on about the boxes for the donation, while the air fairly crackled as Eve and Eddy stared at each other. I think I’m ready to ship them after one day. Eveddy?
It’s turning into a theme, all these men coming back and their women (and children) blaming them for running off. I really am curious how they are going to work out the fact that Eddy is Paige’s father, and Rafe and Gabi’s too. A double life? That would explain Eve having the last name “Larson,” which I am also waiting to hear explained.
And now Rafe will suddenly be investigating the murder of his unknown half-sister. Wow.
Speaking of deadbeat dads, Steve didn’t exactly cover himself with glory with the way he ducked out of town today, not saying goodbye to either Joey or Kayla. Shame on you, Steve! But it looks like he’ll have his hands full with Joey stowing away on the plane.
So … help me out here. Steve and Victor’s conversation covered a lot of ground. Steve is theorizing that the ISA thinks Bo has “turned,” meaning went to work against the United States. That’s why they are burying all the information about his work with them. He also said someone “lured” Bo to Cancun by setting up a meeting with someone pretending to be Britta — who was, after all, a Russian spy (snort)? Someone who didn’t know that Bo would know she was dead (for 29 years!)? And Bo was playing along, pretending to be willing to talk?
Ooookay. Points for trying to work in some history, I guess? I thought it was really strange that there was no reference for the audience as to who Britta was. I know it’s hard to believe, but not everyone obsessively watches S&K clips. Who else would remember a supporting player from thirty years ago?
And this picture is beyond strange:
Britta would be in her 50’s now, if she was still alive. This woman is much younger than that. And her tattoo is on her arm? So is this on purpose, meant to show how idiotic (or misinformed) the person was who hired this Britta impersonator? But that can’t be, because both Victor and Steve appeared to “recognize” her, and their only shock was that she is supposed to be dead. (Which, this being Salem, should merely elicit a shrug.) This feels like something the show does when a character is returning, but I don’t think Britta is coming back. (Is she??)
My head hurts.
But I loved seeing Bo pretending to be near death, even as he does pushups in his cell and tries to break the chains holding him. I love that he’s not just a victim here. I love seeing Steve jetting off to his rescue, and Joey tagging along. A private jet is a step up from those plane scenes we watched this weekend (gotta love those direct Salem-to-Stockholm flights!) And since we’ve been seeing Bo’s tattoo, and now Britta’s (misplaced) tattoo, does this mean the three knives will factor into the plot once again? ::rubs hands together with glee::
Edited to add this little fangirl moment:
This is a perfect example of why the writing is so much better for Steve and Kayla this time. I really feel that I am watching the characters I know. I didn’t talk about Kayla’s scenes today, but she was perfect in her scenes with Joey and Caroline, too.