Christmas Even in Genoa City and the emotions are mixed, centering the Abbotts, Newmans and Winters families dramatic mysteries.
During the show Kyle asserted something that could double as the names of two 1980s mellow rock songs reminding me of my summer days in 1986, a year where he nor Summer Newman, the subject of the statement were born yet — yet the sentiment holds up.
Thomas telling Liam to face himself and look in the mirror and realize that William Spencer III himself is the source of most of his own problems, like the rest of us, was a spark and interesting turn in storyline from Thomas as perpetually unreasonable episodes. Like the rest of us, Thomas has his good days and his bad days without ever knowing which is coming.
Hope and Steffy’s relationship with Brooke and Ridge regarding the ‘is it this man or is it that man?’ situation. Their conversations are notably candid and open yet not tacky or gauche.
On Friday, we see scenes of characters trying to find the balance between officious intermeddling and vital words of caution.
This issue in part is: how far can you bend the truth until it becomes a lie? Beyond that, when does one’s person’s version of a lie, if not of commission than at least omission, because so potentially toxic to someone you feel it is your duty to protect, give you the moral obligation to make things right, at least in the short term to prevent a tragic long term loss?
Most interesting about the way the characters played these elements out from a creatively written and reality-based script: in the role in which we usually see female characters, we see an outstanding job of Thorsten Kaye as Ridge doing that which we are used to seeing Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke usually does. It is a refreshing element to watch.
Episode 88 features Delon de Metz as Zende Dominguez Forrester and Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester.
People wonder, “Is there such thing as a ‘bro code'”? The interplay among the characters in the Forrester Creations unrequited / misunderstood love rectangle does an excellent exploratrion of this idea.
The action plays out something like: Paris loves Carter who loves Zoe, but Zoe loves Zende? The characters are trying to work this out. At many levels, most interesting dynamics and an excellent energy from all are displayed.