We can’t complain that we didn’t get see X character reacting to Will’s death.
It was good drama and everyone did well, but I don’t have a lot to say about it. Galen Gering surprised me by being one of the standout performers.
The scene of Will’s phone call to Sonny, playing in voiceover, while we watched the paramedics and the cops come into Will’s apartment, was particularly well done. I started crying then, and then kept crying the rest of the episode as each new person found out. They twisted the knife (in a good way) by having Sonny decide to come back to Salem before he found out.
Ben’s dream was another great segment, very stylishly shot, especially Chad coming in at the end and taunting Ben. Ben’s scenes with Abby are getting so creepy I hardly bear to watch them – their love scene made my skin crawl, and then Ben “comforting” Abby about Will was so horrible. Rob Wilson is actually really, amazingly good at playing psycho Ben.
And then, in what was actually the “lighter” storyline, we had Steve, Kayla, and Caroline. Caroline laying it on the line to Kayla to “take a chance” with Steve was classic, that propping moment that it’s good they made us wait for. (Kayla made some good points in rebuttal, especially her poignant line that she’s spent half her life waiting for this man.)
And we were correct that Steve would be convinced by Caroline’s dreams that Bo might still be alive. I wish they had written Kayla’s lines, in that brief scene with Steve, a little bit differently today. Instead of only focusing on Steve’s broken promise, I’d like a little more from her regarding her brother and worrying whether he is still alive.
I thought Steve was looking particularly good today:
And I love this shot of Chad, contemplating who might be framing him:
His eyes are so blue it looks like he’s shooting laser beams from them.
I love that Chad is the first to put the pieces together about Ben! Tomorrow’s showdown between the two men should be epic. Can’t wait!