Andre and Chad were the highlight for me today. Andre is so delightful.
“Oh dear, I didn’t realize you’d react this way.” “Eavesdroppers never hear good of themselves.”
And Chad: “So you’re my best friend. God help me.”
And apparently Andre is a Vulcan! Who knew?
I think it’s a great twist to have Andre tip Chad off that a murder is going to happen tonight. I loved the frustration and futility for Chad as he tried to tell his guard. It’s a great way to amp up the tension, and it’s a clue for later as well. After Aiden is “revealed” as the killer, Chad should be very suspicious about the fact that Andre knew about it.
Bo and Steve continue to be more plot driven than anything else. Bo’s fantasies were sweet. I liked how the first one turned out with Hope saying she was married to someone else, and Bo went back and edited it to be more to his liking. And I’m not – I’m not! – going to wonder where Steve got the gas can or the tube to siphon gas from the car at the (closed) station. Sigh.
I enjoyed the wedding more than I thought. I thought it was funny watching the guests. (Were Nicole and Daniel eating popcorn? It looked like it!) I liked Ciara telling Chase to “pay up” because no one gets married in Salem without some of kind of interruption or drama. Hope was funny when she said that continuing with the wedding is what Caroline would want. I think Caroline made it pretty clear what she wanted, Hope.
I really liked Aiden’s line that he wants everyone here to know that he loves Hope with all his heart. Daniel Cosgrove played it well, like Aiden truly believes that. Ironically, I think it’s helping him go through with his plan. Somehow, he’s using it to tell himself he’s not such a bad guy.
Kayla scolding Caroline was a little much at first, but Peggy and Mary Beth played off each other perfectly. I liked it when Kayla said “mea frickin’ culpa.” I liked how she was unconsciously treating Caroline as rational, as an equal, not an impaired woman, by haranguing her like she did. Roman grinning in the background added to the scene. But, again, I have to complain about the fact that everyone is so sure that Bo is fine and not in trouble. I get thinking he’s not coming back to Hope, and Hope should be able to get married, but a little worry about his well-being would be nice.
And poor pregnant Abby! I don’t know if I can stand watching this for too long!
She broke my heart trying to placate Ben and reassure him she loves him. She’s smart to see that she shouldn’t set him off. But Ben, in his paranoia, isn’t going to fall for that easily, especially after her attempted escape today. This is going to kill me.