I do love Chelsea. And if this “blame Chelsea for the fire” storyline will help redeem Nick in her eyes, I’m all for it. I also am all for Bo to learn to be a better father around her. However, I just hate “But I’m Innocent” storylines. It’s one thing if the audience didn’t know that Chelsea was innocent, one of those “Who’s the murderer” plots can sometimes be fun (especially now that it looks like they are heading that way with EJ, anvils anyone?) but I grow tired of watching contrived events that are sloppily put together just to serve a secondary purpose.
The Scene: If Chelsea had lied about being at Bo and Hope’s house I could maybe then see the point of Bo suspecting her of fire. But she told Bo she was coming over! Bo called Hope, who by the way marched upstairs after turning all the lights off in the house. No one answered Chelsea’s knock (which Hope can confirm she never heard, hell, she didn’t even hear Willow clunking around in the house with those leftover hooker shoes) so she wrote a note and left. Because no evidence of a note was found, it makes them suspect her story. WHY? Fireman came to the house to put out that “fire”. (I use that term loosely, mainly they lose their window treatments. Yet everyone insists Hope and Ciara nearly died.) I imagine they inspected the house as well as worked on the fire to make sure it was all safe. Then with Bo and Hope marching around along with Billie busting her way in all with her “I SLEPT WITH NICK” confessions. So why is it unreasonable that a slip of paper could get lost in that house? We know Willow removed it (I think, I was mesmorized by her giant candle) but I can’t get over that Roman is like “AHA!” with the missing note. Man, he’s such an ass.
The Evidence: In this case, the BRUSH!! This is so funny to me. Could the writers not come up with a better piece of evidence of Chelsea’s to have left behind? She could have dropped her keys, her wallet, anything in that bathroom. Maybe some matches or a lighter. Who takes a brush inside a person’s house that they are going to rob/torch? Oh, and speaking of the robbery…
The Robbery: What kills me is as stupid as them saying Chelsea was upset with her Mom and Nick so she torched her Dad’s house, the lack of motive for Chelsea robbing them is even worse. Are they saying Chelsea was trying to leave town so she needed money so she was going to pawn Hope’s jewelry? And Bo told Chelsea Hope would be at the house so why break in and take her jewelry when she could easily get caught and they would instantly know she was just there?
I’m just frustrated by this storyline because it’s so lame it’s driving me nuts. Yes, more nuts than Shelle. It’s obvious it’s use is for Chelsea and Billie (how high were those heels today? She looked like she had grown 2 feet overnight) to make up over the Nick fiasco. Can we not have Chelsea simply live with Sami for awhile and just ignore her Mom? I’m much more interested in seeing her with Nick now and I would think she’d have been back at work already.
Ugh, I miss the Snark. Is TWoP back up yet?