Today we have Stephanie Johnson back, front and center and all SKorks everywhere are hollaring fowl that the beloved daughter of Steve and Kayla has become such a rotten brat. Of course, given that we just saw Stephanie up through Christmas who was in direct contrast to this character, many fans of the best couple in daytime think their daughter is getting sacrificed to the daytime gods.
This S&K fan, however, is fine with it. Do I think Stephanie is a brat and annoying? Hell yes. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons for this behavior, one can easily guess that the writers haven’t been hinting at Dayton anvils since her return nor can one argue that Stephanie’s idolozing of her father wasn’t smashed to pieces the day the tarot card was resurrected at the mental ward.
First, let’s all notice how Chelsea is the one to tell Stephanie to be nice, right away in today’s episode! I wouldn’t have bet money for Chelsea being the kinder friend a year ago but that’s what’s happening here and there must be a good reason for it. The thing fans need to remember about Stephanie is though she is Steve and Kayla’s daughter, she is also her own character. She acts of her own will and needs and certainly has her own agenda. Meanwhile, their traits, including the bad ones, got passed down right to her and I find her acting very much like the old Steve and possibly, if you really look for it, the worst aspects of Kayla. Do I hope she will change? I sure do, but for now I’m curious to see where they are going with her and how it will affect Steve and Kayla in the future when they return as well as Chelsea and hopefully Nick.
The funny thing about Stephanie is her outlandish behavior has been remarked upon by almost everyone she has spoken to on the show. Again, Chelsea having to tell Stephanie that talking badly about her boyfriend hurts her….so it’s clear Stephanie is supposed to be someone the audience isn’t rooting for. (As opposed to characters such as Marlena and Belle are considered heroines of this show but are the most useless, ridiculous and in the case of Belle, needy, characters I have ever witnessed on the small screen.) Stephanie’s scheme with this charter plane business is obviously that. Something is going to happen but the question is who will it affect the most? We have to wait to find out.
Meanwhile, I’m fairly disappointed in Nick today. Seriously, my heart sank just like Chelsea’s did. And there is Drake Hogestyn “acting” like he can’t talk. It’s painful to watch. Give me strength that when the ratings start to rise, we will see the J&Mazies insist it’s due to their #1 hero man returning from his slumber.