It appears that the new writers are really nailing it with Adam’s “voice”. I know there’s probably a bit of adlib that goes on, but if so, the adlibs and the written dialogue are totally in sync. Adam is smart, insightful, witty, and has a razor sharp humor. It’s delightful. Especially when he wields that razor in conversation with his erstwhile “family”.
The entire bit about getting that newspaper article framed, delivering it as a gift on the evening of the wedding rehearsal, and then the return of the “gift” was hilarious. “Somebody else get you the same thing?” Ha!
It’s so much better when father and son have actual conversations instead of just exchanging threats, and Adam does much more of that than Victor. Why does Victor always have to threaten Adam? I wish he would take Adam’s advice, “I think you should just kick back dad. Work on your golf game a little bit.” Please.
Did you notice in the scene later with Nick and Victoria, that they started in on Adam and he didn’t even SAY anything? He walked up behind them and Victoria said , “Adam” And all he said was “My big bro and my big sis. Hope I’m not interrupting anything.” That’s it. And Nick immediately started threatening him and Victoria told him she knows what he’s up to. He’s planning to ruin the wedding tomorrow. And their mom is so fragile, he better not! And they walk off in a huff, flinging final threats. What the hell? All Adam did was walk up. And be hilarious. He’s not so good with family events, but the bonus is, he doesn’t get invited to many. Come on, that’s funny, I don’t care who you are! And so was the “Do you take a personal check?” schtick. A little levity goes a long way!
I know what they were going for with the prison scenes, and having Leslie/Valerie face her father after all these years. But they definitely need more to go on than just Avery “I know it in my heart” and Leslie “I can see it in his eyes” to convince me that Gus is innocent. Didn’t Avery mention DNA evidence at one point? And didn’t Leslie see her father during the trial? I guess she hadn’t developed her x-ray vision yet back then because she was so sure he was guilty, even though he professed his innocence from the beginning. I suspect the man really is innocent, but if Avery thinks she can get him off by telling people that her heart convinced her he was innocent, that’s not gonna fly.
Nick needs to really back off. The way he is berating Avery and forcing her to explain herself to him all the time, and placate him is offensive. I get that he’s worried. I get that he wishes she would drop the case. But his bullying her constantly and pressuring her is not an expression of love, it’s an expression of his control and manipulation.
I don’t think even Nikki believes that Victor is the most romantic man she’s ever known, so it’s hard not to laugh at them eating strawberries and having mushy conversations. I thought she was going to have a coronary, though, when she opened up the gift from Victor. Oh, surprise! More jewelry.
So, I have to comment on the Chelsea/Dylan hookup. The gasping and panting and clutching was mercifully short, although I had to chuckle at how shiny and smooth Dylan was and how it seemed like the light bouncing off of his pecs made Chelsea lose all control. That was funny. Their awkward conversation afterwards was actually very well done. By both of them. It was a little funny and almost seemed sweet. Until I remembered how it was all a con. Chelsea decided back at the bar that she was going to con Dylan, and she worked it.
Later, when she met with Chloe, she gave a tiny little sly smile when Chloe said “You found your baby daddy!” And I know “it’s a soap opera” but I just hate this stupid storyline. Adam isn’t the “idiot” who “ended it with” Chelsea. Chelsea is the one who walked out on Adam and refused his every effort to reconcile. He didn’t cheat on her. He didn’t want his marriage to end. She did. And he doesn’t deserve to be deprived of being a father.
And now, more than two months pregnant, Chelsea knowingly has unprotected sex with a man grieving the death of his father so she can have a “baby daddy” that’s supposed to fool Adam who knows how to read a calendar…
This is so lame. And Chloe is a real piece of work too, isn’t she?
I like it that Adam’s got a woman private investigator, but I don’t believe for one minute that there was a witness who saw Adam dump the body. Why wouldn’t this witness have come forward back on New Year’s day? We’ve already had several scenes where investigators have told Victor that there is absolutely nothing, no evidence at all of Adam’s involvement. I think it was a lazy way to set up a blackmail scenario. Or Victor is just bluffing.