The Joey/Steve scenes were the highlight for me today. I really appreciated seeing a little complexity there. I liked that Steve asked Joey if he felt betrayed by Ava, and Joey didn’t say much but James showed that Steve hit a nerve. The focus has rightly been on Kayla and her betrayal, but Joey must be reeling at the revelation of Ava’s true character, and I’m glad that was mentioned.
Both men did really well in the scene were Joey screamed “Is this what you want?” and shoved Steve, and then Steve grabbed him and hugged him while Joey cried. Great stuff.
I liked seeing a quieter, more reflective Kayla today too. I liked how she thought through what to do about Ava, and decided letting her go was the best of the bad options. I especially liked her conversation with Roman at the station, when she admitted that she knows Steve didn’t really have a choice, but she can’t look at him without seeing Ava’s hands all over him. Again, some nuance (and insight into what she’s feeling) was very welcome.
And JJ, rookie cop, proves he’s a rookie. Sigh.
I won’t be posting again until the weekend. I’m going to Chicago — someone has to check out those fabric stores. Jeez, Nicole.