Quote Chuckyducky: Just watched the U.S. edition of Y&R and if you ask me, Chelsea and Adam's scene read like the introduction of a Harlequin romance novel. Check this out:
She was coming down the stairs, carrying the 'Charity' box, when she lost her footing and fell. Luckily, he was there to catch her fall, enfolding her in his embrace while her hands gripped the left side of his arm for support. Neither looked into each other's eyes as they were both momentarily caught in the moment. His eyes stayed glued to her footing and hers remained fastened to the floor, relieved that a fall had been avoided. Time stood still for a mere few seconds before their private interlude was interrupted by an unseen audience.
When the unseen audience makes his presence known, he's revealed as her fiancé and he immediately rushes to her aid, stuffing the spilt contents from the 'Charity' box back inside. She explains that the other man, the one standing to the side and watching her closely, caught her fall but seems a little uncomfortable when the contents in the box are revealed as a special present given to her by a man who loves her still.
She notices the baby blanket, the one her rescuer had given to her to express his grief and stares at it for a second before turning towards the man standing to the side. She instinctively puts her hand on top of the blanket, almost in an attempt to shield it from her rescuer's view, but notices too late that he's seen what her hand couldn't possibly hide. It's the gift he had given to her, while stricken with grief. She looks up at him, her eyes simultaneously apologetic and in denial, and immediately makes an attempt to apologize but the rescuer stops her and says 'no, you were right. No point hanging on to the past!'
That was our CHADAM scene (that was Chelsea and Adam) and it was bittersweet, heartfelt, and beautiful. It looks like MCE and MM still got IT and they have IT in spades.
Great posts, and your thoughts regarding nonverbal communication are interesting. I think that these two do it very well in scenes. They use eye contact and gestures very well, but especially the eye contact. Of course, they do the emotional well too.
It really comes across as people in love IMO.