This week's episodes exhibited more inconsistencies with characters and a few actions that left me shaking my head. Does John really believe Natalie's tried to keep him from Liam or has someone else manipulated the situation? Was Victor behind the gunfire or was someone making it appear as though he was? Let's break it down…
Coffee = ecstasy = nonsense.
Natalie works in law enforcement and suspects drug deals going on at Shelter. Why would she make a reference to her fabulous coffee tasting as good as being on ecstasy in public? It surely wasn't to pique interest amongst other patrons, given the startled looks she received, to which she responded with, "If I knew what that felt like." It was nothing more than redundant dialogue, which needs to be left out. It might have worked as a ploy with a younger crowd to find out more about the drugs currently being sold, but that wasn't the case. Make the dialogue mean something, so we can relate to it storyline-wise. If all else fails, Blair could start selling 'this great, ecstasy tasting coffee' at Shelter so the kids will drink it verses taking drugs.
A custody battle in the making.
As far as John suing Natalie for not allowing him to see Liam… Natalie insists she never put a restraining order on him or sent a Dear John (pun intended!) letter, unless someone else is manipulating the situation. With all the 'McBain bashing' Clint has been throwing around my guess is Clint's back to his true self and has been behind it all. Parents integrating themselves into their grown children's lives happens every day. This is nothing new to Clint and it makes sense. Since John won't be back, unless the writers take a cue from my blogs and recast the character, this storyline isn't needed. It's not as though it's unheard of for toddlers to go unseen in Daytime. We just assume they are in daycare and that's that. Liam's presence isn't really needed at this point.
This storyline could do wonders if Nora wasn't the host. She wants to remain anonymous, but surely anyone who knows her will recognize her voice. If a past character was behind the mic giving advice to the residents of Llanview, as a means to execute some villainous plot or shocking return, it would be well worth the airtime. The suspense of the unknown could go a long way and make for one hell of a future reveal. Aside from her and Matthew getting some resolve, as it stands, Nora rhymes with bora, and I'm already bored.
The smoking gun.
Unless Victor went out and got some more ink the shooter wasn't him. It happened really fast, but the person holding the gun appeared to have the strange symbol tattooed on the top of their hand. Victor's is on his forearm. And even though Victor hates Todd he would never try to shot him with Blair in the line of fire. Unless Victor's being brainwashed. Let's hope that's not the case. It's a worn-out, predicable possibility and some new blood, or a past rival, would create a more interesting reveal. Bo and Tea are already looking for Victor, and now with Blair onboard to help Todd in his own search… I highly doubt she's going to tell Tea that they want to find Victor in order for Todd to kill him. Blair and Victor have always been close, but it was no surprise that she didn't try to talk Todd out of killing him. Blair has proven time and time again that she would put her children's safety and lives ahead of anyone, at anytime, at any cost.
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- Amy Mistretta