What do you want for Christmas, Mary Pickford? Oh, how about some fantastic Steve and Kayla scenes?
Oh, and could I also get a 1980’s Christmas flashback while you’re at it?
And finally, a shout-out to Patchy Claus?
These were some great scenes, so sweet and funny and sexy. I don’t know how they went over to non-shippers, but I loved them. Some of the lines were borderline cheesy, like Kayla saying having him back was all the gift she could have ever wanted. But, hey, give Stephen and Mary Beth some banter about elves and toy instructions and just let them do what they do best. Isn’t it what soaps are all about?
At the risk of repeating myself, it’s just so refreshing that Steve and Kayla’s scenes are about them, instead of Ava. Steve even said today, do you want to waste our Christmas Eve talking about Ava? THANK YOU STEVE.
On a side note, I was surprised to see Kayla doing so much Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve, because even I am not THAT much of a procrastinator. But then I realized (with some help from Erica) that it’s only been three days since Thanksgiving. Three days. And one of them was her brother’s funeral. She was also busy with some other not-insignificant events, like shagging Steve and inviting him to move back in. Soooo, not a lot of shopping time.
Okay, let’s say I’m a 16 year old boy, and I have a crush on a hot cougar. If I find out she slept with my dad, does that give me pause?
I suspect that Joey and Ava will not sleep together. But, that will not be from Joey’s choice, it will be because Ava has bigger fish to fry. She will keep playing on his emotions and leading him around by the, er, nose. Honestly, I think this is being handled in a realistic way — soap realistic, that is. The scene where he fastened her necklace, and she had to prompt him to look at it (and her cleavage), nicely showed her manipulation, and his innocence. Poor boy.
The Basic Black story had some moments today, notably Theresa’s crack about Kate dressing like David Bowie — but it all felt a little over the top, and too focused on Theresa. I do like that Theresa’s designs have problems, and Kate was right about that. They should have led with that and left out the new mommy vs. work commitment bs. That put Kate too much in the wrong, in my opinion. And I hope Nicole gets some more to do soon.
Also, we got to see more of Claire, and I think she’s going to be great! I enjoyed her singing, and she seemed very relaxed, with a natural screen presence. I would have enjoyed her scenes with Eve more if I didn’t know Kassie was leaving. Eve was obviously thinking of Paige when she looked at Claire – very bittersweet. But I did have to giggle at Eve bursting into song at the end of the episode. Hey, I’ll take a music montage any way I can get it. And it’s better than Clay Aiken, right? 🙂
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