I’m a sucker for a sappy love story, and as much as I wanted to see Shadam together and make it work, I’m 100% behind Chelsea and Adam. I can wish all day long that the writers hadn’t taken the story where they have, with Sharon and Victor and Adam. But they did. I think it was a mistake. I wanted to see Shadam stand for what they believed in and make it together, against the odds. I really did.
But the writers took Sharon down a completely different path. And I’m not going to hold it against Adam. Or Chelsea. They’re selling me on their love and I am just so desperate for Adam to have some peace and happiness in his life, and have someone who’s got his back, that I’m happy for them. I liked the sappy, funny, made up wedding vows. I liked the playful teasing. I liked that Adam immediately knew something was up with Chelsea and he didn’t lie. And she didn’t lie. And he fixed it.
The writers will undoubtedly do something to bring stress and crisis into their lives. This is a soap opera, after all, and no one is allowed to be really happy for any length of time. But for now, Adam is free of the Newmans and they have no hold over him, no influence in his life. He is starting a new business venture that is completely outside of their world. And he has married a woman who knows everything about him and who loves him. I like seeing him confident. I like seeing him smile. I love that he wanted to marry Chelsea in his mom’s kitchen. Because that way, it could be like Hope was there. And it wasn’t at Gloworm, where everything happens nowadays. I hope they at least get to have a happy honeymoon.
I’m glad for Phyllis that her family supports her. She’s a main character on this show and she’s not going to be spending the rest of her life (or even the next year) in prison, no matter what she did 18 years ago. So, just like I have to accept that Sharon and Victor are (blech) a couple, I have to accept that Phyllis’s family wants to be there for her. At least they’re all a little hesitant about it. I’m hoping she gets dragged into court, for sure. And I hope it’s established that she really did try to kill Paul and Christine. They can let her off on a technicality, but they better not retcon the story so that someone else did it or she blacked out, or tried to step on the brakes but hit the gas accidentally or some other bullshit excuse like that.
And I will forgive Christine her bitchy, vindictive attitude all day long and twice on Sunday. Phyllis tried to kill her. On purpose. She gets to be bitchy about it. And so does Paul. Loved her snarky remark to Avery “You spend years fighting for the truly innocent and then you have to defend Phyllis.” Heh. So true!
Even though Victor and Sharon both acted all adult-like about the lies between them and the truth about who they really love, there is nothing but deadness between the two of them. Kill this relationship PLEASE! Kill it fast!