Ok, haven't spoken in a while around here... Quite frankly, it's more than a bit intimidating when there are such strong opinions being voiced that tend to not coincide with the way I interpreted things. After you (heh, well specifically me... I... You know what I mean...) read a few pages of people going one way, but I'm a bit too sheepish to voice an opinion that goes in the other. However I keep telling myself if it weren't for differing opinions then it all just boils down to an echo chamber l, right? So here goes...
*sets up my table for one* So above all, gotta say, not a Steffie stan by any means but I do tend to find myself leaning in her direction more often than not. Oh, she's done lots I don't like (that Caroline BS springs immediately to mind, as well as all the stuff that went down with Bill and I actually like them together) and I tend to move away from that particular camp, but before long someone, usually a Logan but not always, starts acting foul in their own right and them I find myself right back with Steffie. (Also, I'm really not a fan of her board nickname. )
Case in point: I do agree that as far as most of the cast goes Hope can qualify as "decent", but I don't find a single thing cute, selfless, or decent the way she jumped on a married Liam the second she came back under the guise of "friendship" and just "being there" for him. No. Just no, no one will ever convince me of that. The thirst was real and the milisecond she found out there was trouble in their marriage she was bashing Steffie and not just encouraging but downright urging Liam to leave her. She wasn't just some silent, supportive sounding board. I knew way before she finally admitted it that she still had feelings for Liam. The nanosecond she finally became Liam's wife for longer than a weekend she starts making demands. Hell, she and Liam made that baby the very same day he was going back to Steffie, and neither one of those fools said "hey, maybe this is a little fast" or even just made any sort of effort towards birth control.
So, ok, now Liam has to bounce between two families. Well... Yeah. That's what you get when you let your dick lead you around town. I don't think it's fair to blow off Kelly being sick just because she has the sniffles or a fever because your wife of this year (who wasn't the wife you had last year) decided last minute she wants to go on a trip to all the same damn things y'all had access to at home. What heavily pregnant woman gets on a helicopter except in some sort of emergency? Your stupid, last minute, made up babymoon (which is a phrase that irks me as much as friendsgiving... Wtf, it's not called familygiving so why a new made up word to make yourself feel special? Ugh...) could have taken place anywhere on the mainland if you just wanted a small getaway. Or you could have just given up your seats to that annoying couple that keep popping up and just wait for Liam to come back so you can go together. Or, yanno, since y'all keep citing this blended family ish, you could have gone with him to make sure Kelly was ok, then take your dumb trip. I feel bad for her current grief... But only in the most general sense. The way I would feel bad for anyone. But I'm not moved to tears, and I really don't think her acting has improved much just because she's been crying for a couple days.
Wow, this has gone on way longer than anticipated, and I still have a lot to say, but maybe another time. I do enjoy reading the comments, though, and often they do provide me with things I hadn't noticed or considered on my own.