I love when I still enjoy the show, even when my favorites aren’t on. Though I guess Eve and Chad are my favorites now — and Andre too! Andre and Chad were fantastic today. I can tell I am really going to enjoy Thaao with Billy Flynn. So many great little barbs, like when Chad sarcastically put up air quotes when he said “our” father. And then when Andre called Chad “hopelessly stupid” for giving money to the homeless guy. Hee!
I also loved the spike of jealousy from Andre, when he said Chad was the golden boy 2.0 – like EJ was – the favored one, while Andre does all the dirty work and gets taken for granted.
I’m glad that Chad didn’t give the homeless guy the money, because I agree with Andre — it would be a perfect way to destroy his credibility as a witness. Of course, he’s not much of a witness anyway. I felt for Chad when the guy started ranting and raving and didn’t recognize him anymore. And now Justin knows where Chad is hiding out! They are doing a good job keeping the tension going here.
I thought the scene with Theresa and Anne was surprisingly affecting. It’s true, when you try to change bad habits, sometimes that means leaving friends behind. I think I was particularly happy with it because it was so unexpected — their friendship was not something I expected to be on the new writers’ radar at all. It was a breakup scene!
Calling the Kiriakis mansion the house of judgment and slut shaming was priceless. And I’m curious to see if any of Anne’s prophecies will prove true — that Theresa will slip up, and no one will be there to pick her up. Theresa saying she’s doing this because she’s hoping Brady will fall in love with her again — well, let’s just say that’s a bad sign.
And finally, I was also pleasantly surprised by Jennifer/Eve scene. When Eve started out by being so hostile, I was almost ready to fast-forward — I got so sick of Eve’s over the top hostility to Jennifer over the summer. But it broke my heart when she asked Jennifer to tell her that actually she did step into Eve’s place with Paige, because she wanted Paige to have had someone before she died. And then, when she asked her to lie to her and say that Paige would have forgiven her someday. That was really well written, really well done. I didn’t see the end of the scene because of the news report — was Jen talking about Jack when she said she had lost something too?