For all of you Nick fans out there, I imagine it’s been a happy week. It sure has for me. Sure Nick got shot which isn’t exactly how I wanted his return to his own storyline to go, but given he’s got two girls worrying about him, it goes a long long way.As well as leaving Blake Berris shirtless.
So where are we going? It feels very much like they are setting up for a triangle here…one with Nick at the center. Instead of Chick being the sure endgame though, it feels very much like Chelsea is gonna play obstacle for Mick, the newest couple in town.
I’m really blown away at how lucky we are they cast Molly Burnett as Melanie Layton. We’ve known in the past finding younger, inexperienced actors can be a crapshoot (remember Jed?) But she’s doing an awesome job left and right. It’s not just her scenes with Nick that I love, she’s even made me like Max, and that’s something I never thought possible. The writers have found an excellent story to showcase Darin Brook’s moody looks which didn’t work under the ridiculousness of hiding his super math personality. But in the context of outraged and disgusted sibling trying to protect his newfound little sister, it works very well.
Chelsea is also back I see. Not just back with the Scooby gang as they are sometimes called but she’s back to her old self. Having her blame Melanie for nearly being raped seems to go against Chelsea’s character, but I’m sure it’s because Chelsea is too jealous over Melanie’s closeness to Nick to see straight. Now does she have a right to be jealous? Hell no. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy Chelsea suffering and I imagine watching her and Melanie face off is gonna be fun. I also think we are seeing little signs of Stephanie and Melanie bonding which also won’t sit well with Salem’s brat.
So that makes this week one of my favorite weeks on the show in a long time. I fully admit I have seen Nick propping but after watching propping for Max, Marlena, Daniel, and Chelsea, I’m gonna sit back and soak it in. I’m thrilled the Fallonator is getting the reSPECT he deserves!