So, um, are we happy today?
What a welcome break from all the doom and gloom! It was an inspired choice to have Kayla (and Steve) get “woozy” from the chemicals, so they had a reason to be silly. Steve’s “scientific” explanation of the air sticking to the ceiling, his singing and harmonica playing, her dancing … eeee!
I loved when he was being so protective and preventing her from helping him clean the spilled chemicals, and he pushed her over the wall and called it the “Kayla zone.”
I especially loved their body language. Even at the beginning, the way they were passing the packages of paper back and forth showed them working together naturally as a team. Later, I loved the way Kayla shied away at first when Steve tried to put his jacket around her, but then softened and obviously enjoyed his touch. All that led very naturally into their kiss. I loved the starry-eyed look on her face right before their kiss.
They managed to throw in some meaty dialogue too, amidst the silliness. When Kayla told Steve he was a good harmonica player, and he said he had something to “fall back on,” that was the perfect opening for Kayla to needle him about his job. When he told her about Blackpatch, I loved the way she burst out laughing. And when she corrected him that it’s the “three” amigos, not two, and made him think of Bo, it was a jolting reminder of all the tragedy and sadness.
Outside, it was cute how he reassured her about the orderly and told her to “own it,” which is what she told him earlier about his harmonica playing. I love how they are showing the ice gradually melting between them, and how Stephen and Mary Beth are showing not only the tenderness but the happiness, the joy of being together.
We also saw that Joey is working with someone, and it’s gotta be Ava. I figured she was involved in all this somehow, but that was a possibility I hadn’t considered. I think it’s going to be interesting to see Ava using Joey. Didn’t Ava threaten Joey right after he was born? I know she was bitter about Kayla’s pregnancy. And now he’s sixteen and she won’t look a day older. Ha.
Let’s see, I guess there were some other storylines on today. JJ and Gabi were very cute, and actually had a normal young-person type conversation, instead of talking about their parents’ love lives.
I’m not sure what the conflict will be between them, but I think they have chemistry and I’m excited to see where it’s going. Brady was being a jerk haranguing Victor about Theresa when Victor was obviously grieving over Bo. Yes, Victor treated Theresa horribly, but Brady should have skipped the confrontation for another day.
He also seemed not a bit bothered by Bo’s death. He only brought up Bo to say that Bo would have been nicer to Theresa. Oh, and he mentioned that Bo was Theresa’s uncle, but neglected to mention that he was also his (Brady’s) uncle. Ew!