Today was nice. I feel like I got to take a breath, enjoy some happy scenes, and get some other storylines going. Deranged Hope was still on, of course, but I am going to ignore that. It was refreshing today that everyone was active, doing something, or making plans to do something. One of my pet peeves about soaps is that there is so much passive suffering, or (more common) boneheaded stupidity. More often than not, it doesn’t seem like people really want anything, they just react. Except the bad guys, of course.
Of course Steve and Kayla’s kiss made me melt, but my favorite part was actually the opening scene. Kayla’s strength was always an active strength — she’s not one for patient endurance. So it was perfect the way she showed up, said she had a plan, and then immediately put it into action.
Steve says, “Don’t you want to think that over, come up with a strategy … ” “Nope!” Hee!
Give up, Steve. Just go along with it. And maybe smolder a little …
… ah, there you go.
But Steve had his chance to shine, when he figured out that Joey was not working alone. His private detective skills have been redeemed (a little). Aaaaand we got our first look at Ava. I have no clue what she could possibly have to gain by helping Steve and Kayla get back together. Is she just trying to win Joey’s trust? Is she going to sleep with Joey, joining the “Kate club” of father/son diddlers? (Pretty much guaranteed, I’m afraid).
I’m intrigued by the new developments in our stories today. Will John and Eduardo work together? Is Winterthorne some super sekrit ISA-training academy? Did Eduardo just get an assignment to kill John? Is Dario connected to this? What does Belle want to “build for herself”? Can we stop talking about Sami now? Is Andre really going to try to get Chad to woo Belle? (NO NO NO)
Speaking of Chad, I loved his reaction when Stefano told him about the missing 250 million dollars. “We’ll just live like normal people.” Ha! Good one, Chad.
But surely Abby has that land in Ireland still coming to her, right? Which Stefano can now get his hands on? Or don’t we care about that anymore?
Abby took a shower! Changed her clothes! Brushed her hair!
Seriously, this made me so happy. To see her smiling, talking with her mother and Chad, naming her baby (“Thomas Jack” – now that’s a baby name. Take note, Theresa and Brady!). I appreciated Jen thanking Chad, and hugging him.
And of course Chad’s final words: I love you, I will always love you. Sigh. Happiness. It’s fleeting on soaps, so let’s grab it while we can.