As a long time STeve Johnson fan... I've enjoyed it all over the years, but some of my favorite stuff is the early Patch days.. when we'd see the angry, and at times out of control Steve.
When he's holding Hope and threatens her with Acid, he has some great scenes with her, and goes crazy tossing the room around.. I loved it!!!!
When he's angry at Bo, he lets it all out... I loved it!
When he lets it all out at britta... that's the wild man I loved.
Later.. we see the softer side when he meets Kayla.. she sees it too!!! But when Duke comes he lashes out in anger... and that's my MAN STEVE!!!
Over the years he's toned it down.. forced by family and the ones he loves, but today.. we saw the anger and frustration finally revealed. I think it's just the tip of the Iceberg.
Taken from his family, his daughter, and forced to forget them.. Where has that anger been? The steve I knew would be angry as heck!!! And I'm glad to see some of it come out.
Of course, once let out, can he control it? Only with the help of Kayla.. I can't wait to see the next month.
The mystery of who the assasin is. I don't for a second think it's steve, but suspicion will be on him. And he will wonder himself, setting both steve and kayla up for some great drama. In the end it will be revealed, and I have no clue. I suspect Marlena right now, but it seems so obvious that it's her... I hope that the new writer finds a better way. But I can live with it being Marlena.. to me she makes the most sense.
Bottom line... I am so happy to see the Old and out of control STEVE back again... I've missed him.