I’m trying to decide if today’s theme on Days of our Lives is trust. It felt like it but I’m not necessarily ready to commit. It just seems that I saw trust issues between all characters today: Sami tries to get EJ to trust her, Lucas appears to be losing trust in Sami, Willow is manipulating Nick to trust her, Kayla wants Stephanie to trust that her father is really still there, Adrienne must trust Roman and Kayla she can really help and get Steve out and Josh Taylor must trust Mary Beth Evans to help him get through his dialogue when he is needed to say words that require him to make an “oh,” “rrrr” or “aaaa” sound.
The thing that struck me most today was how I do believe Stephanie does speak for the large amount of Days viewers who do not know about Steve and Kayla’s story. The more she goes on and on about how it’s time for Kayla to give up, the more I see it and it makes it much easier to take. Many SKork fans are upset that Kayla doesn’t deserve the treatment she is getting from Stephanie and I maintain that it’s unlikely both of them have grown up in LA and fostered the greatest mother/daughter relationship ever. Everyone wants to believe that Kayla would make a great mom cemented stronger by the absence of Steve. The old Stephanie made this myth easily accepted because no matter the bad choices she would make
such as dating her uncle, she obviously unconditionally loved her mom and was quite protective of her. The nuStephanie seems to pretty much retcon that earlier version of Steph and many people hate to see it.
I honestly welcome it. I loved their scenes today and think Stephanie gave in way too early with saying she would work with Kayla. Leaving the way she did (while taking that donut Roman brought-HEE) shows she isn’t quite used to being a team player and that so reminds me of her father in his early years.