I would think it should be obvious to Michael, but Lauren has been coming unglued for a long time. He didn’t do enough to protect his family, in my opinion. As a super lawyer, he should have been able to EASILY get a restraining order against Daisy. It is some kind of heinous torture to have to see, live by and tolerate the person who victimized you. The fact that Daisy chose to live in their apartment building, out of all of the places she could have lived, should be evidence enough that she is still torturing Lauren.
That being said, Lauren Bregman does crazy very well. She’s quite convincing as a woman who is damaged and equally brave and afraid at the same time. Daisy’s taunting about Fen was the last straw. And now she’s locked up in a cage again. Very compelling.
And Michael’s reactions to her are very believable and realistic. Even people who are happily married and in love get impatient and frustrated by their spouses. And when he admitted to Avery that he was terrified, and he broke down crying, I believed him. I don’t want this to end with him in Avery’s arms, but if it does happen, I already know I’ll forgive him.
I LOVED how upset Michael was with Phyllis for not telling him about Lauren’s gun. Phyllis deserves for Michael to get really angry because what he’ll never know is how she encouraged Lauren and practically told her to kill Daisy. It was creepy. I don’t blame Nick for telling Michael to step back, but Phyllis has to know that she deserves it.
Best line: “I love you Mrs. Baldwin but we cannot continue to live this way.”
Ashley, on the other hand, is not as sympathetic a character. She’s strident and bossy. But even so, I have to agree with her position on this. Tucker is her husband. Jack is her brother. Tucker is way better off than Jack is, and he doesn’t need Beauty of Nature. He doesn’t have a lifelong rivalry with Victor. It makes no sense that he’s so determined to buy that company when he knows how much it means to his wife that he keep his nose out of it.
I think Tucker was a bachelor too long. He doesn’t know how to be married. And since this is a soap, and people can’t be domestically happy for very long, apparently it’s time to shake up that relationship. Compared to Adam and Sharon, Tucker and Ashley have had an incredibly long-lasting relationship!
Neil is just a skeevy horndog and he is consistently out-acted by Debbi Morgan. I’m not sure if I like Harmony or not or the writing for her, but DM is a skilled and talented actress.
Jeanne Cooper is so wonderful lately. I just hated how mean they made Katherine during the mentally-defective Tucker storyline. And I hate when she’s really mean to Jill. But that is all so long ago now that I’m really loving how wise and funny she is. She even made the silly scene working the counter at Fenmore’s look good. You just can’t fool her.
I know I’m slow to get my blog posts up after each day’s episode, and I don’t mind if you come on here and chat in the comments about the current day’s episode even if I haven’t cranked out my opinions about it yet. That’s perfectly okay with me and it doesn’t spoil anyone since the current day’s episode is fair game.
But please don’t bring spoilers here about future episodes or storylines. If I had a way to mask the spoiler comments, I’d say go right ahead and post them and then whoever wanted to see them and discuss them could, and whoever wanted to avoid them could. But so far I don’t have a way to do that.
Thanks all! You are welcome here! I love you and appreciate you and all your great discussions and I’m continually amazed that anyone cares to read my opinions about all of this :0