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Well, what can I say about this week? It's definitely been a good one.
For me, anyway. I see a few of the storylines have, to some
extent, moved along a little bit. But the highlight of my week was
Bo/Hope/Patrick/Billie on Friday (Thursday for Canadians). Let's begin.
John/Kate: I didn't like any of their scenes at all, in part
because they were all a part of John's drug addict storyline. This
storyline is so unrealistic, it's crazy and boring. It's reduced John to
a shell of his former self. Viewers don't know whether John will be in a
nice mood one minute or a screaming maniac the next, and that bothers me.
As for Kate, subtlety isn't her strong suit, obviously. Anyone could tell
she'd only want Shawn to go try and rescue Philip just so he'd get killed
over there and be out of Belle's life. I'm really sick of her. (Good
hearing her express concern for Rex, though.) I thought for sure the old
John was coming back after he walked in on Kate slapping Belle and
threatened to throw her out of the penthouse for doing so, but alas, I was
wrong. Belle forgave Kate, and thus, John did, too. So much for
that, huh? And John thinks that Shawn is wrong for Belle? Well,
look who's the pot calling the kettle black -- Kate's all wrong for him.
Shawn/Belle: Between Shawn's selfishness Belle's wimpiness, I don't
know what to think about them. Everyone knows Shawn only
wanted to try to go find Philip for selfish reasons -- just so he can get
Philip back and Belle can tell him their marriage is over, and then, he
(Shawn) can finally be with her. If I were younger and more naive when
I'd seen this, I would've thought Shawn was being selfless. At least
until I heard Shawn state his reasons to Rex. Then, I would've
known he was being selfish. And I couldn't believe Belle didn't just slap
Kate back! She used to be a person who wouldn't take the wrath of someone
lying down. Now, she has. The writers have turned Belle into wimp ever
since Kirsten Storms left the role. I don't think even Kirsten
would like to see what they're doing to her former character right now. I
want the old Belle back, and I want her back now.
Rex/Mimi: Mimi's a disaster. She has been a complete disaster.
Really. She finally gets up the courage to tell Rex about her abortion.
But then, she sees the roof of their apartment building set up like their
favorite Italian or Chinese restaurant, and hears Rex serenade her with
Sonny and Cher's "I've Got You, Babe" (Eric Winter has a great singing
voice, though), and she just loses her nerve. And later on, at Alice's,
she tells Belle that she's not even going to try anymore. I've got just
the word to describe her: coward. Pain and simple. And just when she
thinks things can't possibly get any worse, she has a new secret:
she attacks Jan and may now be looking like she's the one
responsible for her attack. Oh, boy. When these secrets come out, Rex is
going to give it to her, but good.
Chloe/Brady/Nicole: I already said Mimi's a coward, but she's not
the only one. No one on this show is more of a coward than Chloe
Lane. To not let the man you claim to love see your face just because
it's so scarred, you're afraid he might not love you anymore? Pathetic.
She thinks Brady fell in love with her face. Not so. When someone falls
in love with someone else, it's for who the person is, not what the person
looks like. Why can't Chloe figure that out for herself? I understand
she has her history of insecurity issues, but that's a poor excuse for her
behavior. The writers have ruined the character of Chloe Lane even more
so than they have ruined the character of Mimi Lockhart. As for Brady,
he's a dimwit to be taking up with Nicole after all she's done. He knows
what she's capable of, yet he continues to be in a relationship with her.
Idiot. And almost everyone feels the same way about Nicole. We want her
to finally get her comeuppance. (Don't worry. This summer, she finally
gets it after the captives escape and Victor comes home. I promise
Abby/Chelsea: Abby is definitely the more scrupulous one of
the duo. She definitely seems to know the differences between right and
wrong. My only gripe about her, though, is that while she knows what's
right or wrong, she doesn't stop Chelsea from doing wrong. Chelsea is a
smarmy, slutty, amoral girl (whom I still like, anyway, until she does
something really horrible), and I don't think she'll be able to
hold onto a man if she ever gets one. Not Patrick. No, he's far too old
for her. And I don't care for what she tried to do to poor Billie, either
(spiking her drink in hopes she'll do something stupid and get arrested
again). But her plan backfired -- Patrick and Billie weren't torn apart,
but drawn even closer together! On a side note, does anyone really
think they made themselves look 21? I sure didn't think so.
Bonnie: Nice seeing the Lockhart family matriarch again. I'm glad
she's finally accepted Mimi's relationship with Rex and is no longer
pushing her toward Shawn. And I'm glad she's decided (for now, at
least) not to push Patrick toward Jennifer. If she was willing to try and
push Patrick together with Billie only because of the fact that she's
loaded (and has a mother who's loaded, too), then I'm cool with it. But
only because I LOVE the idea of a Patrick/Billie pairing. On a side note,
I think it's strange, but not completely questionable, that she's tried to
push her two oldest children toward Hortons in the past. The only thing
that'll complete the set is if they bring on an aged Connor Lockhart and
she tries to push him toward Abby. (I think they'd be perfect for
Patrick/Billie: These were the only two I really, really
loved this week. Patrick and Billie looked just wonderful in any scene
they were in. Whether they were simply discussing their levels of
education, talking about Bo and Hope, or sharing a dance at Alice's, all
their scenes were worth watching and had me glued to my TV set. (The only
killjoy was Billie picturing Bo being there instead of Patrick.)
Personally, I think Patrick should go for it with Billie, just like Bonnie
urged him to do. A romance could really blossom between them. And who
knows? Maybe they could become the next supercouple. Now, for me, the
highlight of this week was seeing them make love for the first time.
Yeah, I know it was alcohol-induced (courtesy of Chelsea), but it was
still great to see. To think they went so wild, they broke the bed . . .
Wow! Talk about hot and heavy, huh? The look on Bo's face was so
priceless. But Patrick's right -- Billie needs to sort out her feelings
for Bo before she can really begin a relationship with Patrick.
Bo/Hope: Now, this couple irked me the most this week. Well,
Bo did, but not Hope. The only things Bo did that I liked
were acknowledging Rex as his nephew (even though Hope is really the one
who reminded him), congratulated him and Mimi on their engagement, and
actually made us all remember their past. How good were those flashbacks
of them on the Fancy Face? Granted, I was only two back then, so I
didn't watch. But I loved the 1987 flashback of them leaving town on
their new boat with baby Shawn in his basket. Beautiful. Then, Bo blew
it all up by speaking ill of Patrick again. I know he has a right to be
suspicious, but as I may have said before (in my last column, in fact),
that he's just gotten malicious now. Someone should tell him that if he
doesn't want to trust Patrick, he may as well not trust Bonnie or Mimi,
since they're related to him. (And let's face it -- neither of them have
proven to be very trustworthy, anyway.) Anyway, Hope finally called Bo on
the genuine feelings he still had for Billie and his definite jealousy
toward her being intimate with Patrick. I'm glad Hope made him sleep on
the couch. I hope it's most uncomfortable for him.
Tek's back on next week (yay!), and the escape from the castle begins,
too. I'll actually be wanting a good seat for that, considering
Cassie's finally going to be on a little bit more.
And that's just what's on my mind!
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