Remind me never to get behind again. It’s too hard to get caught up again!
I still haven’t watched today’s show, but how I can I not post about Friday? Really wonderful scenes for Steve’s last night as a free man.
“Take your time.”
The talk was about chili and beer and cornbread, but it was really a chance to let Stephen and Mary Beth do what they do best, show the connection between these two characters with their body language, facial expressions, and the way they play off of one another.
I’m glad there was some serious talk too, about Steve leaving, about what they’ve just gone through with Ava and everything that is unresolved between them. But Steve pointed out that tonight none of that mattered, he just had his last request for chili, beer, and the woman he loves by his side. I loved the undercurrent of pleading in his voice there, even as he tried to keep things light.
One of my favorite little character details from 1980’s Steve was the way he tucked his napkin into his tank top:
Some things never change.
I loved their banter about the “western” conference and getting a little cowboy action. Then, a dance with a real song!
Then … they disappeared because THEY DON’T HAVE A BEDROOM.
But, this was sweet:
Kayla’s last line, that she loved him and always would, was perfect. It didn’t promise forgiveness or say that everything was all right between them. It was just the truth, simply stated.