Is it bad that I like Bad? Because I think I do.
Or is it just that I got to see Chad shirtless? Thank you, Belle!
Let’s take another look:
I enjoyed their banter, I enjoyed the kiss. I know it’s not going to last, but I hope they stay in each other’s orbits for a little while. Belle has obviously been relishing Chad’s interest — I imagine it’s been a salve to her feelings of rejection from the divorce. When she finds out Chad had to be brainwashed to be interested in her, though … ha. Poor thing.
I had to laugh during Abby’s scenes with Marlena.
When Abby said, “So is it possible that Andre took over the hypnosis, turned Chad away from me and towards Belle?” I loved Marlena’s response. It was so deadpan. “That could make some sense.” This is a woman who has seen a lot of wild shit go down. Compared to what she’s seen, this is a mere drop in the bucket.
I like that Abby is figuring things out, but it almost seems too fast and easy. Having gone to the trouble of setting this up, shouldn’t we linger in the painful part of it a little bit longer? This whole thing feels a little slapdash. And what do you want to bet that Thomas’s illness leads to the reveal that Chad is the baby’s father? I think it’s too soon. I’d rather see Abby wrestle with Ben being the father a little bit longer. What’s the big rush?
I didn’t really enjoy much of the Basic Black scenes today (though I did enjoy seeing a new set!) We all know that Theresa’s designs will end up in the show, which takes a lot of the tension out it. Kate is being really unreasonable, and Theresa is being too much of a wet blanket. I don’t really like how she has Brady, Anne, and Nicole all pulling for her. “Feisty talented girl makes good” should involve less shoring up by other people.
My favorite part was the little moment when Nicole realized that Kate wanted to cut her out too. Finally we see something from Nicole’s point of view!
I’m not happy Nicole has mostly been a supporting player to Theresa in this story, but I liked the little moment when she sent Brady to talk to her. (Ari has chemistry with everyone — except Shawn Christian, lol.) And I loved that little runway strut as she walked away. Give this woman something to do!
Rafe was really stupid to fall for Hope’s trick about the peanut brittle. So much so I thought maybe he was deliberately letting her see the file.
And was all of her chest touching an attempt to manipulate him? I’ve really been enjoying smart Rafe, so I hate to think he’s that stupid. At any rate, I really liked the intercutting that ended the episode. “Stefano” “Dimera.” The plot thickens.
Rafe and Nicole screenshots: Forever Safe