What was my favorite part of today’s show? Why it was the S&K’s part of course. That shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows me in the soap online world. What I loved though was hearing Kayla recapping her life without Steve and seeing Steve’s reaction listening to it.
One of my biggest gripes about the very rushed reunion for S&K was the fact that Steve really showed very little concern of how Kayla had dealt all these years without them. Ok, so they had this weird conversation in the hot tub glossing over what she did in that time but I can’t believe he paid that much attention to it. Even I had a hard time concentrating watching MB’s feet show up on SN’s chest like that.
After everything Kayla had been through in 16 years w/o Steve not to mention the torture of him going back and forth on her as Nick as well as him playing tonsil hockey with Billie “I have a thing for married men” Reed, I really expected to see Steve beating himself up over the whole situation and the way Kayla had suffered. I mean, let’s be honest, Steve usually was the hardest on himself and usually could beat himself up good. That is when Bo wasn’t around to help him of course. 😉 Yet we didn’t get that at all.
So the scene above obviously wasn’t the self-reflection moment I was looking for by a long shot but it’s a start. And though it might seem odd to some people, him telling Kayla she was “a real pain in the ass” was a nice moment as well. Steve was always sarcastic with jokes and usually he had to make a snarky comment to Kayla when she was proving him wrong.
I just hope when this is all over, we get some real defining moment where Steve reflects on how Kayla has suffered. Yea, I know, the poor guy was tortured for a long time and his brain “Dimera-ed” up. It’s still not an excuse to make Kayla cry. Seriously, she slept with Shane while he was dead. No excuse can make up for that.