I have to say I think my favorite part of Steve and Kayla’s Friday scenes was when Steve talked about getting her “jammies.” I know I’m not the only one who thought of this scene:
“The jammies with the little feetsies.” “I hate those pajamas!” Hee!
I really liked that the scenes didn’t immediately resolve their issues. That is what I was most afraid of. Instead it showed a clear step forward without pretending everything was fine. I really liked the line “I have scars that need to heal” … though ideally there would be just a little more specificity regarding what those scars actually are.
In that vein, I did like the moment when Steve decided to take matters into his own hands regarding protecting Kayla from Orpheus, and John was able to stop him and talk him out of it. That was all nicely specific. Kayla overhearing that high-handedness and then listening to his change of mind, led nicely into her asking him to come home with her. But again it was nice that it was clear this is for reasons of safety, not a sign that all is forgotten and forgiven. Mary Beth’s vulnerable, yet hopeful, look as she asked him to come home with her was heartbreaking.
And is there anything better than panicked, worried Steve, fussing over Kayla?
Best line of the day, when Kayla told him to stop worrying: “You might as well tell me to stop breathing.”
When Steve pulled out his gun at the end, did anyone else think it was his harmonica at first? I was so excited! All in all, it was a good episode. It really felt like this was something that was happening to the whole town, and everyone was battening down the hatches. The end of the episode montage, with everyone locking their doors, was really effective. I LOVE end of the episode montages.
Looking forward to next week!