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I don't know if you already pointed out this date parallel, but I just thought of another one. Chadam started their fwb in May 2012 and Shadam started their meaningless sex a year later. Adam specifically called Chadam fwb and Shadam meaningless sex which says a lot. Of course, Chadam turned into love and marriage, while Shadam ended rather ugly with Adam dumping Sharon.
Good notice on that. Shadam started this up around late April and it lasted until mid May. Chadam moving into together under that understanding was mid-May. I remember Dylan getting the sofa bed for the warehouse for when Chelsea wanted to stay there, but I am not sure which episode. I may try to find it at some point. I was curious how far off that was from when Adam told Chelsea he would sleep on the couch and let her have the bed. I know for Chadam that was in mid-May.
Since the writers have used date parallels and important dates for different things as it pertains to Chadam and Chadam vs. Shadam and Chadam vs. Chylan, I would be curious if they were doing this in other areas. For example, I haven't watched closely enough in Shick scenes or in Sharon scenes, but I would be curious if any other parallels are being used in other storylines or others that directly or indirectly tie into Chadam. I figure there are things that we have missed.
I thought your points on MM's acting in the Shadam scenes on Friday were good points. He would be portraying someone no longer interested in Sharon in a romantic way, which has been true in their scenes for a while, thus the acting would be different that from back during the romantic days of Shadam.
It seems like they keep paralleling Chadam scenes from last year. I think this may continue until Adam's Christmas dream is fulfilled. The last Shadam scene was similar to the one last year except this time Adam did not reach out to Sharon. He barely noticed her. It was one week off, but I think JC's death threw things off a week. If the dates are still coinciding with last year, I'm still thinking Adam may confess to Chelsea around the time she found out about Sharon in November. The night Sharon had a meltdown at Victor's and Adam left and kissed her, may be the time Sharon's deceit is revealed and this time Adam doesn't come to her rescue. We'll have to keep looking at other key dates bc the writers have really been following these time lines. It shows how invested they have been in Chadam from the beginning which makes me really happy.
The December 7 and 10th episodes from last year were when Sharon stormed out of PH with Adam following her, kissing her, and then Chelsea slapping him. The dates around that time will be interesting to watch. We have to keep in mind how days have been moving slow, so things can parallel even being a week or two off.
Chelsea gave Villy the legal rights to Johnny on the Thursday, April 26, 2012 episode. Adam gave Chelsea the divorce papers on the Thursday, April 25, 2013 episode. Adam and Chelsea kissed in the following episode in 2012. Chylan kissed in the following episode in 2013. What was really the official start of Chadam as a loving and romantic couple in 2012 paralleled with the official end of their marriage in 2013 with the start of Chylan as a romantic couple.
The first Chadam kiss occurred on the Friday, April 27, 2012 episode and extended into the Monday, April 30, episode. The first Chylan kiss, with the exception of the ONS, was on the Friday, April 26, 2013 episode. On the Monday, April 29, 2013 episode Adam told Sharon how one thing hurt worse than the other between the divorce to Chelsea and being shot. Sharon was wanting to begin a relationship with Adam, but Adam told her that he did not want anything complicated and was emotionally drained. Really, it was his feelings and hurt regarding Chelsea that kept him from pursuing anything with Sharon. Last year, Sharon interrupted Chadam's first kiss by knocking on the door of Adam's room at the GCAC. This time, Chelsea was interrupting Sharon's desire to have a meaningfully loving relationship with Adam, so to speak.
I know people made a point of Dylan's kiss to Chelsea in that episode being sweet and great, but it was more of a quick kiss first the long continuous juicy kiss of Chadam.
Chelsea and Adam were also in the hospital on some of the same dates in April 2012 vs. April 2013 as well.
There are a few others that I have thought about regarding Chadam vs. Chylan parallels, and I may rewatch some scenes to pick up on some possible points.