Wednesday, 30 April 2008

This is what it’s all about.

That was the best episode I’ve seen in years. Not one actor dropped the ball - it was fantastic, and truly moving. Even though it was dark, and heart-wrenching (not what you expect from B&B) it was classic soap. B&B really is on top of its game right now and if there are any more episodes with the quality of Monday's show, we're in for a treat.

It was awful to see Storm go (shooting himself, no less), but it was a great exit for the actor and his actions were pretty heroic (dying so his sister could have his heart). The flashbacks worked too - those childhood scenes just before he took his own life were an effective addition. And, I'm no fan of slo-mo sequences usually, but Brooke's "dash" to the room where Storm was right after the gunshot worked amazingly well. Katherine Kelly Lang doesn't need to worry about next year's Emmy reel - her acting has been amazing, and the rest of the cast have been bringing home the bacon too. Who knew Jennifer Gareis had it in her?

Episodes like this remind me why I sit through ping-pong Brooke's endless waffling over Ridge and Nick. I hope B&B can keep it up, and not revert to type (i.e. the never-ending love triangles).

In summation: it was great. Wow.

2 comments:

Equarter said...

I totally agree. It was nice to see an actual character be THAT character. It was a totally Storm thing to do. Provide for the family above himself. We never see suicide that much on soaps but this was very effective and well done.

Marone Macaroni said...

My first comment! Yay!