For as much as I’m enjoying the beastly behavior of the BnB’s new bad girl, Steffy Forrester, someone has to clue me in as to why Owen would even consider fooling around with Steffy and risk losing his wife for her. Sure, she’s young, but what else does she have to offer?
She’s not well-educated.
She’s not interesting.
She’s not accomplished.
She’s certainly not bright.
The only thing she has to offer Owen is sex, and let’s face it, given Jackie’s past and varied experiences, she can rock Owen’s world forwards and backwards. As for Steffy, seriously, what man REALLY wants to go there with a woman whose first sexual experience was with the man she use to call ‘Uncle’ until just a few years before she slept with him? To make matters worse, “Uncle Rick” was using her after having already slept with her mother and having tried to sleep with her twin before that. What a catch Steffy would be!
The only thing that makes Steffy remotely interesting is her status as a third generation hypocrite. She, like her mother and grandmother before her, has spent her time judging other ‘less worthy humans’ for their actions. It was just a few short weeks ago that Steffy was pointing her crooked finger at Brooke and proclaiming her a certain kind of woman, one who didn’t respect other people’s families and relationships. Oddly enough, she was sitting in judgment of Brooke while trying to break up Brooke’s family. It’s a good thing for Jackie that she’s not married to a relative of Steffy’s… a least not a relative Steffy would be comfortable sleeping with, because familial relationships mean nothing on this soap and for Steffy intra-familial loving draws her like a moth to the flame. If Jackie was married to a distant enough relative, there would be no stopping Ms. Steffy, who wouldn’t let go until she had him. As it stands, she’ll probably grow bored of Owen by the time the newest ‘near relative’ hits town.
No matter where the writers take Jackie and Owen in the future, I want Jackie to at least have an early victory over smug homewrecking Steffy (wasn’t that what Steffy called Brooke, or how she thought of her? Ah, sweet irony!) I would like to see the ‘older woman’ win at least once. Stephanie Forrester, for obvious reasons, never had that victory – but she was a different kind of woman. She as filled with anger and vitriol. She was cold and aloof, and had little time to return the love she was given — she was too fixated on her obsessions, most especially her Logan obsession. Jackie is warm, and loving, and cares deeply and passionately for those she around her. That a woman like Jackie regardless of her age would lose out to a dim bulb like Steffy is almost inconceivable.
Jackie’s very existence is antithetical to that of Steffy’s. Where Steffy still lives off the graces of her parents, Jackie controls an empire of her own making. Where Steffy is maze dull, Jackie is a bright woman (who occasionally does dumb things – Deacon). Steffy thinks the world revolves around her and her needs and desires. Jackie can be misguided, but her focus is on what she believes she needs to do to make others happy. Hands down, Jackie is the winner. Steffy? Not so much.