I agree it could have been a better-told story. It could even have been good with a certain amount of requisite annoying Corinthos fluffing. But they're just going to sandbag Chase, and I'm expecting it to get worse for him before it gets better.
The one thing keeping them from going full Zander '04 model with Chase is that he has a strong on-show support system with Finn, Violet, Dante, Jordan, Jackie (once in a while), etc., He's more likely -- eventually -- to accept he's the loser in this triangle, get past Willow, and get involved with BLQ or someone else new. Which is better for f