This will be a quick post because I’m drowning in Christmas preparations. Don’t you hate it when life interferes with your Days watching?
Nothing much happened today but I thoroughly enjoyed the show. I found Phillip and Theresa’s argument very satisfying somehow. I never enjoy Victor’s brutal insults toward Theresa, but Phillip snarking at her being a “ray of sunshine” for Brady, well worth leaving his job and home, was very funny. I also liked Theresa’s “So why are you still here?” More sparring between these two, please!
Then, Brady and Theresa argued over Theresa asking Belle to invest in Basic Black. This is a good, organic conflict because Brady is keeping the secret of Belle’s money (which makes him come down harder than he otherwise would), and Theresa is being immature in not wanting to deal with Kate (so he’s right to shut her down).
And, I’m starting to get sucked in to this brainwashing story.
Abby broke my heart today defending Chad, and everything she said made perfect sense. The dialogue was spot-on. When she called herself a mess, and said she’s not really relationship material right now, it rang true because they didn’t overplay it. The only thing that was missing was a brave statement that she feels the same way, she knows she’s not ready for a relationship either.
(And, as I was talking about in my last post, her doubt wouldn’t work as well if they had been together and happy for a longer time.)
I have to admit, it was fun watching Chad be so debonair and charming trying to woo Belle. But the best part, of course, was the flash of Abby and the way he nearly passed out. That’s what we need to keep us hooked in, those little moments where his feelings for Abby come through.
Then, I fell a little bit (more) in love with JJ when he confronted Chad at TBD. “That sucks, and so do you!” Ha!
As for Steve and Kayla, WHAT IS AVA DOING THIS IS KILLING ME NOT KNOWING Oh, sorry. I think Kayla being more willing to believe in Ava’s illness is in keeping with her character.
As a doctor, as someone with a deeply ingrained sense of justice, she wouldn’t let her personal feelings toward Ava prevent her from giving her treatment. Remember this?
(I’ve always loved this scene because it’s so complex. Steve is trying to protect Kayla, but Kayla feels a little excluded by the obvious bond between Steve and Britta (even if it’s a negative bond). That makes her stand a little harder on her medical ethics than she otherwise would, and she throws out that line about how she doesn’t need some thug coming around and scaring away her patients. Which of course cuts Steve to the quick. Ah, great stuff.)
At the same time, I liked that they agreed that Ava’s basic nature was not changed by her illness. And, in fact, being near death might make her more dangerous, because she has nothing to lose. Of course we know she’s not really near death, but it’s good that Steve and Kayla are on their guard. Together.