Does it get boring for me to keep saying, “Another good episode today”? Because it was another good episode today.
I was worried that today was James Read’s last day on the show, so I went searching around and found we get to keep him awhile longer. Whew! I am going to be very sad when I can’t see this little evil grin anymore:
The other highlight of today was Chad and Abby’s scene.
Chad was strangely flirtatious, given the situation he is in, but I loved it. I loved how he turned the tables on Abby, asking her why she keeps coming to see him, why she didn’t leave town when she said she was going to. And, also strangely (but again, loved it), Abby responded in kind, calling him egotistical to think he’s so irresistible. I loved his line after that, pointing out that she’s resisted him many times. Anyway, it was a fun break from all the angst.
As were my two new favorite brothers:
Just two bros, hangin’ on the couch.
I loved when Andre was telling him that Clyde was too smart to leave evidence lying around this apartment for people to find. He was exactly like the scolding older brother, calling his baby brother an idiot. And Chad was the snarky baby brother too, when he said “Just how long have you been here?” Hee!
Stop reading if you are totally unspoiled, and haven’t watched Friday’s show yet.
I did get spoiled about Will’s death awhile back, and I have mixed feelings about it. I have never liked Guy Wilson’s portrayal, and his facial tics and mannerisms set my teeth on edge. But I am sad for the character, and sad that a groundbreaking storyline is ending this way.
But, I will say the Will/Sonny story was already ruined last year, by turning Will into a schemer — and such an inept one! — for so little reason. And I expect, given the quality of writing we are seeing from this team, that Will’s death will be written well and with many dramatic repercussions. But, somehow I’m still regretful.
I wish they had given him a little more airtime this past week or so, maybe another scene with Lucas (I liked the one from last week), or with Kate or Marlena. I am glad they gave him that final phone call to Sonny, taking responsibility for everything he did last year, and telling him he loved him. And this final scene, of him throwing papers in the trash can, actually made me start crying. It was so human and ordinary.
And then he found the red necktie in the trash can – that was an extremely boneheaded move by Ben, by the way. A red tie in a drawer is a red tie. A red tie buried in the trash can is EVIDENCE. Then the final shot of Ben coming in and the two men just looking at each other — fantastic.