A lot happened in Pine Valley today: Erica fell into a pit; Krystal drawled something meaningless; Jesse continued to hate David and conveniently took a break from his usual routine of stalking David just as Hayward was the victim of assault (All I said was that a lot happened in Pine Valley, I didn't say that any of it was interesting because oh, goodness, is that not the case). In the midst of all of that action, an unfamiliar face and an unfamiliar personality took center stage.
Bianca is back in town, now played by Christina Bennett Lind. Judging by her appearance, I am assuming that the casting call noted that a primary criteria for getting the role was to have enormous eyes.
I am way hard on recasts. I talk a good game and say things like, "I am going to be patient and give them time to settle into the role", but I rarely mean that, which I am sure you all figured, because since when do I wait before forming an opinion? Knee-jerk reactions are kind of my thing!
And, goodness gracious, did she not get help from the writers. It's sort of impossible for rational people to view you favorably when your character does a whole lot of Rylee pimping on her first day back!
Bianca: That day was supposed to be special to all of us. And Ryan? His love changed you. I could finally see the woman hiding behind all that toughness.
Bianca: What happened to her, Ryan?
Ryan: I wish I knew.
Bianca: You still love her. I can see in your eyes.
Ugh, not to shoot the messenger or anything, but surely I can't be the only one who screamed, "DISGUST! GO BACK TO PARIS! HATE SPEECH!"