Oh, you know what my lead is going to be today!
I’m glad that Nicole offered her sympathy as soon as she saw Eric, and apologized for bringing up business. These beats were missed in the aftermath of Serena and Paige’s death, especially with Eric regarding Serena. I wish Eric had been more disappointed to not get the job. I was hoping that he would want to fight for it, prove he was better than Mr. Giovanni. But, obviously Eric is going to work at Basic Black at some point, so I’ll just have to see how it unfolds.
Earlier, I loved what Marlena said to Eric about seeing the good in people, that that is something they have in common. I’ll be glad if they go back to that aspect of Eric’s character – the goodness and niceness that could border on naivete, that was a such a great contrast to Nicole’s brash worldliness.
Other than that, though admittedly it would be tough to top Monday and Tuesday, today was definitely a weaker episode overall.
I enjoyed Theresa and Anne. Some comic relief was very welcome! I loved Anne’s snarky non-sympathy over Will, and her advice was actually quite good – stay on the field, take your hits and look for your chance. I think Theresa scheming for something other than a man is perfect, a perfect transition for the character – but I love that she’s so out of her depth at present that she doesn’t exactly know what to do, scheming-wise. I think that is very believable, and endearing. I like Nicole as the semi-neutral bystander, teaming up with Kate for now. But, I see alliances shifting and changing as we go forward — Nicole and Theresa against Kate is what I’d like to see.
Daniel and Nicole – huh. Not sure what to make of his proposal to get married “tomorrow” (which, given the timeline this show, won’t happen until the middle of December). Nicole didn’t look too thrilled at the idea, but that’s probably me grasping at straws. I could actually see this happening, though of course I hope it doesn’t. With two “wrong guy” weddings coming up (if Abby and Ben make it that far, which I hope they won’t!), I can’t see them squeezing in a big wedding for Dan and Nicole too. But, I could see a quick elopement before all the drama starts up surrounding the other two. I hope that Nicole puts it off because she’s so busy with Basic Black. I’m still hoping that we get some indication that Nicole has feelings for Eric before Daniel leaves.
Now Sami, who was obviously the focus of this episode.
I love seeing her with Eric – I enjoy them together, the twins who are such opposites. But, I didn’t really enjoy the writing in the opening scenes at the townhouse. It felt simplistic. “Let it out, honey, and you’ll be fine.” Though it was a funny line when Sami said “Are all three of you going to keep staring at me until I start crying?”
Because yes, that looks like exactly what they are doing.
Then, I usually am willing to suspend all kinds of disbelief for this show, but it really bothered me that Sami was so thoughtlessly destroying the crime scene. I did love the flashbacks, especially of teenage Sami (again, whoever is choosing the flashbacks, kudos!), and the moment when she touched the floor made me tear up a bit. But the rest of the scene had me shouting at my TV, don’t touch that! No, don’t touch that, either! Stop! What are you doing, woman?
The anvils have been dropping about Sami trying to kill Chad, so I was expecting it. Great cliffhanger, but the guard outside Chad’s door should be fired. 🙂