Did those of you who read spoilers know that Bo would only be in town for one Salem day?
I’m not sure how I feel about it. I can understand people being mad. All that buildup, the big rescue, and bam, he dies. In the bigger picture, the destruction of Aiden and Haiden seems doubly unnecessary. And for those who didn’t know that Peter was coming back only to “close out Bo’s story,” I’m guessing it was a rude shock.
But on the other hand, I’m a little bit … relieved. Knowing he was slated to die, I already knew his days were numbered. I admit to feeling grateful that the dread of waiting for his inevitable death has been cut short.
It was quite a sendoff today.
Really a beautiful tribute to Bo and Hope and their love story. I really enjoyed the flashbacks. Their first meeting, their first kiss, the motorcycle rescue from Larry Welch, their first wedding.
I loved that Bo put on a red t-shirt and leather jacket to refer back to their first meeting, and gave her the tickets like he did at the kissing booth.
I would have been really impressed if he had come up with that pink hat he wore then! 🙂
And there were some lovely moments for Steve and Kayla as well. (I can’t believe they were on all five days this week! I’m not complaining about that, but it does point to the balance issues that the show continues to have.)
My favorite moment was when Kayla told Steve she didn’t want him to get the wrong idea, that what happened didn’t mean anything. And Steve agreeing: “You didn’t want to kiss me … you don’t have feelings for me.”
What I love is that it is a perfect role reversal from their early story. Steve breaks down and kisses Kayla in a moment of weakness, then tries to push her away again. She knows that’s not what he really wants, and she keeps pushing. Now it’s Steve’s turn to believe, to have faith, to win her trust, to break down her walls.