Everyone knows I loved BB from the moment he tripped into our lives as Nick Fallon. I’ve said since freaking day one he’s a good actor. I had no idea he was this good. Even today, where I fully felt I’ve had my Nick fill and couldn’t possible be emotional about his scenes again, then he goes and proves me wrong.
I usually hate suicide stories but I have to admit it makes sense here. Nick knows Melanie will probably hate him forever and though it hurts to see him still obsess over her, it would be unrealistic to simply give up his feelings, even off the medication.
Also in this episode, I got more Chick goodness and pray the show isn’t giving up on this couple. They have had their ups and downs and yes, I admit even when Nick is a stalking, killing machine, he still deserves someone better than Chelsea. But she is there and trying to make sense of it. You can tell she’s serious about it, what with her Kate inspired outfit. It’s not like Chelsea is leaving Nick in Las Vegas with his bandaged head to fix himself, she wants to help him.
I also love Nick reminding Chelsea she left him, and she of course had nothing to say. I am fine with Nick sending her away at the end, wishing she’d help her grandma over him. That is perfectly within the attitude he has right now, but I hope Chelsea now doesn’t actually try something that’s been foreign to her until now; doing what someone asks her to do. I want Chelsea to put her best brat hat on, pushing, annoying and poking Nick until he agrees to not give up. But Dena is writing this so I have little faith.
Now onto Marlena, UGH. Don’t get me started on how typical it is for the show to have Marlena be Marlena and is so all about John; she follows form and passes the buck in doing her job to help other characters. I guess there isn’t much point to belittle this, if Dee Hall was sticking around it would be even more annoying, but no sense using the shrink in town to try to give Nick therapy if she will gone come January. Did I want Nick/Marlena scenes? Not especially but I did see the value in them from a show perspective, cast integration is always good and it’s so important now to move right into Nick’s redemption or at least therapy (so they aren’t tempted to boot Blake from the show). It would also do Marlena a world of good for fans who have always been alienated by how she’s 100% about John.
So where do we go from here? Melanie hates Nick but my love for my geeky guy actually had me rooting for Chelsea in the cat (or more like kitten) fight. Hearing Melanie call Nick crazy hurts me, mainly because I have to see this from her perspective and whatever bonding Mick had before DarthNick appeared, it’s pretty much been wiped out now, probably forever. Of course, I adore love/hate relationships so the fact she hates him now intrigues me and I can come up with a hundred scenarios on how to have her change her mind. One interesting and soapy clue is Maggie’s demand for Melanie to stay away from Nick most certainly means she’s gonna see him again. I’m so curious to see their next meeting.
So will Nick be redeemed or remain crazy? I guess only time can tell. I’m not exactly the most patient viewer. I know of a few more scenes of Blake coming up but sadly nothing with Chelsea again or any type of therapy scenes. As a Blake fan I’m thrilled he got this story but as a Nick fan, it’s horrible to watch your favorite character be sent down to the bowels of hell.