Kidnappings Are Adorable (Apparently)!
I'm not even being sarcastic, y'all. It's become completely impossible for me to apply any sort of moral compass to this daytime television program (the possibility that my moral compass might be a little rusty anyway as it applies to other life components notwithstanding), because...
Sam: My mom knows you?
RHTodd: Yes, she does. We go way back. She knows that you're here with me and she would want me to protect you.
I mean come on! Logically I know that cute costumes and presents and playtime in the midst of a kidnapping doesn't matter and kidnapping is, you know, like, still wrong. In fact, if this were a scenario in the real world, it would seriously up the creepiness quotient. However, I'm looking for neither verisimilitude nor moral lessons in my soaps (fortunately, 'cause there's a significant dearth of both all across daytime) and this is damn entertaining to watch. Sure, flash a gun in front of a little boy! Sure, leave him alone in a seedy motel room! Considering no fewer than seven people* who should know better allowed a hired masked man to supervise him alone in a room (with an outside-leading door) earlier in the day, hey, no biggie! If that's the paradigm we're working in, so be it. Because...
SO EFFING CUTE.
Admittedly I've been complaining about RHTodd spending months just hiding and spying on people, but I could watch scenes between Sam and RHTodd for days. And it looks like we're getting some movement on this story based on the final scene of yesterday's episode, but the two Todds didn't even share a frame so I have little faith it's not just another fake-out.
Okay, back to day-dreaming about how incredibly super-fun it would be to be kidnapped by RHTodd! And practicing my blood-curdling scream for the next time I see a shirtless man.
*Okay, Jack doesn't count as someone who should "know better," since he needs round-the-clock supervision himself.