The Odd & the Naughty
Well, Alley Mills has just killed me once again. Lock 'er up, officers!
Upon hearing that Stephanie has made an exception to her "I will see none of my loved ones but Eric until my passing" policy, but learning that the exception was made for Brooke and not for her, Pam... well, she:
Can someone not give this woman a hug? I love the way Alley Mills plays her so much when they give her material of actual substance. It seems odd to use the word "guileless" for a woman who's constantly up to shenanigans and trickery and deceit, but it's strangely apt. And I find that guilelessness so heartbreaking and endearing.
Less heartbreaking and endearing is the inanity going on over at Bill's house. Now look, I'm a lifelong soap viewer and I'm well aware that one character accidentally walking in on another character naked to create sexual tension between the two is, like, Soap Staples 101. And that's fine by me. We need these staples. They're not going to surprise us and subvert the genre 250 times a year.
See? Cute. Standard stuff. And fine with me. I do not want them to move forward with this pairing, but it's clear that it's happening. (It's a little hysterical to me that Taylor ran to Katie to warn her that Brooke and Bill are getting closer, as if that wasn't precisely Katie's long-term plan.) But we've only just recently gotten over our PTSD from the whole "Cha cha cha!" corniness -- must we now be subjected to months and months of "stallion" references and competely on-the-nose NEIGHING sound effects? No, for serious. Because eww.
Speaking of "Cha cha cha!," Steffy and Liam are now moving in together. Well, sort of. They're going to keep both her place and his place because obscenely wealthy people have such luxuries and can get away with acting like it makes them mature and independent or something. I'm not particularly interested in this development because I was preoccupied by something else entirely in their scenes.
I'd noticed this a few days ago, and let me throw out this disclaimer: I realize this likely makes me super-old and out of touch. But what the hell is going on with Steffy's fingernail?
At first I thought maybe her nail polish was messed up or that she had a bandaid on her ring finger there. But come on, coma patients on soaps have perfect manicures so there was just no way.
Upon closer investigation:
This is a whole thing that's, like, on purpose. Is this a thing all the cool kids are doing now? Doesn't this seem unnecessarily complicated? (Look, I interact with hundreds of women from Staten Island, Long Island, and New Jersey every day. One is sitting seven feet away from where I am right this moment. I'm familiar with elaborate fingernails. I'm only surprised to see such things leaking into the more trendy, high(er) fashion kind of world.)
And so, in conclusion:
1. This Brooke/Stephanie stuff is going to make me cry. Right?
2. Heather Tom is killing it but her storyline is starting to make me hopelessly depressed. It's so freakin' bleak!