That might be cute for a laugh, but I would think Kristen might name a child after her mother, who suffered so much at the hands of Stefano.
I don't think I've enjoyed any scenes with Marlena in the last few months as much as I enjoyed those scenes with Brady bringing Kristen over for Mother's Day. Deidre really sold Marlena's disgust perfectly. And I love what she said about considering Brady her own son, which shouldn't sound so out-of-the-blue considering she did raise him. I don't understand why the show constantly has Brady refer to Marlena as if she's some woman his father married just a few years ago. She helped him with his ABCs!
....but Brady.....dude! Do you have brain damage? Why in God's name couldn't you leave Kristen alone for 2 hours to go visit your parents and then hang out with her on Mother's Day? At this point I'm convinced Brady has some serious psychological issues and brain damage, possibly from the drugs and drinking.
Did anyone else find it really odd that everyone kept referencing what Kristen had done to John and Marlena but when Eric showed up and protested, no one once mentioned that Kristen raped him. There were plenty of opportunities to mention that Eric himself had huge reasons to hate Kristen, even putting aside what Kristen did to Nicole.
Honestly, seen these flashback episodes just reinforces what I said earlier about Ron stupidly skipping over a lot of juicy story potential just to do this flash-forward nonsense. I really like seeing Tony and Anna decides to run off and leave the company behind, but that could have easily played out over two weeks worth of episodes. The same with Sarah's mounting frustrations toward Xander, which are totally merited. He's really pushing his way into this Daddy role and it would have been nice to see her become uncomfortable with that.
And I fully agree on the Adrienne front - I've never enjoyed her more. Maybe it's a combination of me always liking Judi Evans, and now knowing what she's going through in real life, but them writing Adrienne as a likeable normal put-together woman who loves her family just makes me wish we could see more of her. All too often they had her in weird storylines that didn't really work for her. I didn't care about her and Lucas as a couple, her breast cancer storyline was completely glossed over from what I remember, her divorcing Justin over his infidelity was depressing, and her not liking Will made her seem kind of unlikeable. Why couldn't she have just been a fun mom and wife all this time? Why have we basically never seen any scenes of her spending time with Arianna, in spite of Gabi, Sonny and Will constantly having their lives in peril and being unavailable for basic parenting duties? She's a grandma to a girl she's never shared a scene with!
Summer's return was random and unneeded. I get that Ron needed some reason for Maggie to fall off the wagon, but couldn't they just have made it that Maggie found out about the baby switch and was disgusted with Victor and drank herself into a stupor, promptly blacking out over the whole baby switch thing? Amnesia is pretty common in this town so I would completely buy Maggie forgetting the reason that prompted her to drink in the first place.
I'm guessing the ending of today's episode was total misdirection.
I'm going to give a shout out to them for finally showing us the set for The Spectator! It's not much, but it's more than we've seen since they reintroduced the newspaper back into the plot.