Jesus. After that hour of television, this is what I feel like:
It was intense, with so many incredible moments. Mostly drama and intrigue, but with one great emotional scene, when Sami and Lucas stood by Will’s body. Sami talked about how much they screwed up as parents (all true), while Lucas pointed out the good times, and the fact that Will grew up into a good man (also true). It felt so real, and so true to the characters and their history.
It was a very visual episode.
Here are Hope and Rafe exchanging skeptical looks regarding Ben’s scenario of what happened between Chad and him. Please, please let them follow up!
Aiden, contemplating the unthinkable:
I kind of loved this twist. I know it turns Aiden back into Teh Big Bad Evil again, which I have been complaining is simplistic. But this somehow fits with the weaselly, weak villainy that I think Daniel Cosgrove plays really well. Aiden is contemplating murder, but because it seems expedient, the fastest way out of a jam. But maybe he’ll change his mind and go for evidence tampering instead. Also expedience! When I don’t have to watch Hope taken in by his pathetic lies, I do enjoy Aiden quite a bit.
Finally, I loved the way the episode ended, with no words, just these three shots:
Ben, contemplating the success of his plan.
Abby, pondering Chad’s possible guilt.
And Sami, the wild card.