Caught up in the moment are… Guiding Light’s Reva and Jeffrey.
Clearly the decision the couple has to make regarding the double-menopause baby Reva is carrying is a tough one. They’re doing their best to put on brave faces but both Jeffrey and Reva are powerfully expressive in nonverbally communicating their pain. Sadly, I wish I could care. I don’t. The absurdity of Reva going through menopause post cancer, after having ALREADY gone through early menopause, years ago, is a sure sign that the writers are working hard to shove this couple together, when fans have given up. As GL’s ratings sink, the writers seem to have taken an even more combative tone with fans and the fans’ desire to see just a glimpse of the great show the Guiding Light use to be. GL brass has provided the biggest F-U to soap fans in daytime history, with one ‘creative’ decision after another.
The creative decisions have led to favorite actors and characters dropping offscreen, favorite GL landmarks disappearing and being replaced with RL ‘sets’ that are shoddy in appearance and cold and impersonal, and to scripts that make sense to almost no one who’s watched the show for longer than the last two years. The writers seem determined to end the show their way… even if that means ending the show sooner, rather than later. If that’s the plan? BRILLIANT! If not? Ruh roh…
Such a classic and soapy moment, as only the BnB does well (when the writers try)
Caught up in the moment are… Donna and Owen. I may have it backwards, but I think that when you nearly bed a man TWICE, once in your husband’s bed, you don’t get to call your husband ‘the love of your life’ with meaningful conviction. Under other circumstances, I’d have felt sorry for Donna for being set up by Ridge and Steph, but I don’t. How interesting that all Ridge had to do is suggest that Donna take Owen off to Paris for a business meeting and she jumps at the chance. Very smooth.
Stephanie forging Donna’s signature on release papers for Eric? Shouldn’t THAT little move open up the next battle in the Forrester-Logan war over Eric’s southern brain? So, Donna loses Eric and Stephanie gets him… Is this now the time for Brooke to make Stephanie miserable by bringing up the fact that Eric lost Brooke, years ago, because Stephanie forged his signature on a ‘good bye’ letter to her? Nah… won’t happen and WHY? Daytime writers don’t ‘do show’s history”.
Just out of curiousity, how is it that Stephanie and Ridge expect to get away with keeping Eric at home and not having Donna know? Does Marcus still visit Eric? Wouldn’t he notice the guy wasn’t there? Wouldn’t Steffy, in the tradition of BnB women, rat out her family to her new boyfriend? I dunno.
Caught up in the moment…. Bridget/Nick/Katie. BRAVO Ashley Jones. Her Bridget is really hammering home how selfish and unbelievably clueless Nick is about his behavior. There’s no point at which it makes sense to believe that consoling a dying woman by having sex with her, his specialty, is either normal or acceptable. Only in Nick’s world does that make you a good and heroic man. The absurdity of it is made clearer by Bridget’s absolute disgust that her husband’s actions seem excusable, in his mind, with the phrase: “Forgive me, we got caught up in the moment”.
It was a thing of beauty when Bridget told Nick that he probably thought they were at that point in their history where she’d tell him to go on, explore his passion for Katie, she’d sit home and wait… ZING! She stepped aside for her mother. Hopefully, she won’t just step aside for Katie, that’s not the point — she should be THROWING Nick, literally, at her aunt. Let Katie sit home wondering who Captain Drops-Trou is out impregnating while she’s caring for their child. Bridget hit the nail on the head, even if Nick thinks he loves her (and I don’t think he does), his actions make it clear that he doesn’t respect her… first her mother, then her former sister-in-law, now her aunt!
OH! And only on the BnB does your aunt, who was also your husband’s lover, sit silently in the dark and pray that you’ll forgive her, and that you’ll love the child she created with your husband. Correction, the BnB, and Jerry Springer, I’m sure.