I’ve read some comments, here and there, that people feel a bit numb to all the death and destruction. That Bo’s death is just throwing another one on the pile.
For myself, I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s true I didn’t cry much on Friday’s episode – even though I thought it was excellent. Today, though, the scene of Hope, Steve, and Kayla kneeling around Bo’s body really got to me.
There’s something so iconic about the “Fab Four” – even though all four haven’t really shared that many years on the show! – and seeing three of them mourning the fourth marked the end of an era somehow. When Steve took off his jacket and pulled it up over Bo’s face, I lost it.
And when Hope was crying that this was her punishment, and then the final shot of her sliding to the floor inside her dark, empty house, made me cringe for her. How much can one woman be expected to take?
I was happy to welcome back some other stories today, even if none of them are what you could call happy. (It’s all relative, these days.) There wasn’t a lot of movement in the Chad/Abby story, But this is the one I am most excited about right now. Even though I know it’s only supposed to be a day, it feels like Abby has been in labor for over a week. Poor girl!
I am liking this midwife, and how she distracted Ben while Abby tried to text Chad. Abby’s message was absurdly long, though. A series of short texts would have been better. “Help.” “Cabin near Salem.” “Trapped.” She could add more information as she had time. And it would have been smarter to text her mom or JJ. But I kind of love that she texted Chad.
And I love the suspense of it all. I was on tenterhooks when Ben took the phone, stomped on it and then told her (as she screamed in pain) that she brought this on herself. As the midwife looked on, appalled.
I like how Abby has been trying her hardest to connect to Ben about the baby’s safety. It’s one of his only vulnerable points, a genuinely human feeling, and she is smart to try to reach him on that score.
But after today, Abby will be expendable as soon as that baby is out of her body.
Chad needs to get there pronto.