After today’s episode, how can you possibly expect me to talk about it in it’s entirety after I realize my second favorite couple on this show has had sex but didn’t enjoy it?! *SOB*
Okay, I fully admit I knew about this from prevuse on Friday. I also admit I wailed and cried and sobbed and yelled and screamed and stomped immediately. In fact, I believe that was my entire attitude throughout Friday and Saturday and part of Sunday. How could they do this to me? My ship? OMG, Nick? How could they do this to Nick?
However, thanks to Paula who got me today’s clips early, I downloaded BAD SEX 2007 and watched it yesterday afternoon. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. But then, it’s not making my heart go pitter-patter either. You know, Days has gotten a bad rep in the last few years where young couples were given a “twu luv” status early on and it never disappeared. With couples like Carrie & Austin and Shelle it got to be annoying and heavy-handed. I agree the show needs to break from that tradition right away and give us more realistic relationships.
But why does it have to be my beloved Chelsea and Nick? Don’t get me wrong, Rachel Melvin and Blake Berris are way more than up for the huge challenge this storyline could provide for them, that is if the writing staff can keep it together and not blow it towards the end. I really do like Hogan and he is a HUGE improvement over JER, but his payoffs have not been anything to write
in a blog home about and he’s really light on romance and love scenes.
Also, if we wanted to go with teaching lessons on “sex without love”, wouldn’t Stephanie be a better candidate? Her talk to Chelsea today wasn’t as bad as it read on prevuse but if anyone deserves to learn a lesson about “doing the nasty” before you are ready, it sure does seem like it should be her. Instead it’s Chelsea who is chosen. Okay, so another alternative is have her break up with Nick (hell, they were already broken up earlier that day) and later let her sleep with Jett and then be disappointed. Now that is realistic: a girl losing her virginity after a bad breakup and choosing the best looking guy she can find to only be really disappointed. Nope, we don’t get that either.
Many cringe-worthy phrases have been used lightly or often on this show, especially with the younger set and sadly, most especially in relation to Nick. “He’s a geek,” “He’s out of your league”, “He is scrawny,” but there will never be a time would I want to hear Chelsea say, “I blinked and then it was over.” Is that realistic? Um, yea. Do I want that much realism in my soaps? Um, no.
Actually later we find out Chelsea was the one with the problem. She imagined Nick was sleeping with her mom. Sigh, this is precisely why I hated this storyline when I first heard about it. And it was my reason for them waiting to reveal Nick did sleep with Billie after he and Chelsea slept together. Now for the couple to survive we must get past it and, in my way of thinking, the only way that is going to happen is if they actually sit down and talk about it. Nick, though sadly clueless, gave Chelsea plenty of opportunities to come clean about the night before. Instead she lies and prefers, instead, to tell Stephanie. (Who wants to make a bet later Chelsea tells Jett that Nick didn’t rock her world too?) We also find out Chelsea may not really love Nick after all. And naturally this experience seems to have killed her attraction to Nick as well. Great, that’s just…great. One reason I loved Chelsea with Nick was because she did obviously long for him but how can she now?
My way of thinking is if the writers wanted to go in this unusual soap direction, then let’s do this right. I do think Rachel and Blake could pull it off. And it certainly does send the usual soap message if you really love someone and are willing to commit yourself fully, you can overcome anything. Sadly, in what seems to be something Hogan loves to do, especially in regards to Chick, he’s not just letting that be the only obstacle. Nick has become Mr. Insecure, Chelsea isn’t sure if she really does love him and part of her gave herself up to him as a “freebie” (lovely), and finally the supposed attraction Chelsea has for Jett Carver.
This last one is has been really bugging me for awhile now. Ever since Jett has come to town, by the way the most blandest character on the show right now, we have heard nothing but how he and Chelsea are “hot” for each other. Everyone, please say “Yo!” right now if you see any chemistry with this pairing. [Crickets] I thought so. And for some reason the writers seem to think if they keep saying there is something there, the audience will eventually buy it.
Not that Jett isn’t gorgeous (though I do prefer my guys a little less bulky) and though I still don’t trust him (a guy who calls Jeremy Horton his best friend must have some marbles loose) there has been no real evidence to suspect he has anything to do with Jeremy’s shady dealings or an actual bad guy. Still, this story doesn’t need him, not for this. Nick realizing he disappointed Chelsea and then finding ways to work through this can be actually a beautiful story and there is no need for a triangle for them. And though I have made myself clear time and time again on TWoP, hearing the characters all comparing Nick to Jett is as old as a certain hairbrush which, by the way, is like the Michael Myers of inanimate objects. It keeps returning!
So, basically, I still have hope for Chick and that they will work through this. I mean, the chemistry between them? C’mon! They are awesome. And the actors can act! And I think Chelsea is wrong, this couple can be a really “hot” couple and if everyone remembers the door kiss a few months ago, that does scream “sex me up”. Hell, I thought the freaking hand holding the other day was hot!
And before I sign off completely on this episode, just when I think I have seen it all in her regards to her character, how stupid can Billie really be?