It’s hard for me to type this, because I am currently a puddle of goo on the floor.
Steve says Kayla was all sweetness and light. Aw.
Steve played the harp!
Steve’s explanation to Joey of his childhood was excellent. He was obviously trying to draw a parallel between Jo giving him up, which he resented, and whatever made him leave Kayla and Joey in Africa. I get the feeling more and more that it was a “Sophie’s choice” kind of situation, one where there was no good option. Joey wasn’t particularly mollified by it, but I loved hearing that Steve has new insight on Jo’s actions. I noticed he didn’t tell Joey that he had tried to set his father on fire first.
But he did mention that he was hired to scare Kayla out of Cleveland! I was surprised they went there. I also was surprised, pleasantly so, by the flashback they chose. It’s a lesser seen clip (I thought they’d go for the patch removal). It shows Steve in pain, but covering it up with wisecracks (“I’m only on life number eight, baby”), and Kayla being caring, but bossy – I love the way she says “That’s tough!” How I love them both!
Then it was sweet the way they showed Kayla remember Steve too, after seeing their wedding picture. And it was true to history that she went right for the steamy flashback. That was always what marked Kayla’s fantasy sequences back in the day, in contrast to Steve’s, which were much more romantic.
Kayla slipping back into her “old habit” of lusting after Steve.
In other news, Basic Black is back. Back in Black! I liked the meeting, Brady and Nicole discussing business knowledgeably, and Theresa looking like an idiot when she obviously didn’t understand. But when she talked about design, she was confident and made sense. I’m really loving this combination. And of course I loved Nicole being smart, eavesdropping on Theresa and peeking at her phone to find out who the silent partner is, then running over to confront Kate. Can’t wait to see all three women working together, along with Eric of course. 🙂
Loved the plot movement in the Eddy/Eve/Rafe story. Eve and Kate were really amazing, comparing bad histories. Only on a soap, I swear: Your child is dead? I thought my kids were dead for twenty years. You were a prostitute? Me too! But Kassie was excellent, and I enjoyed Lauren Koslow too, who I usually don’t care for.
I am getting interested in Rafe for probably the first time. I’ve never disliked him, he was just one of those characters I could take or leave. But I’m excited to see his reaction to finding out Paige is his sister. And more of that wonderful sizzle between Eddy and Eve when she found out Rafe was his son. Yum! But a big NO to Eddy getting involved with Kate. Does every man who comes to town have to get involved with her? (She’s already slept with his son!) How about he hangs out with Kayla instead?
Fantastic episode today, half of which was pre-empted for me because of NBC coverage of the Pope’s visit. Thank goodness for PopTV!