Its no secret Peter is significantly older than Gina, but I think they work. Not unrealistic at all. Hell, one of my fav Daytime pairings ever was Cal and Connor from ATWT. Never would have fathomed that pairing, but I loved them. It worked.
Is this the first time you've seen an older man with a younger wife on a soap?
It has more to do with continuing with the tiring Wyatt/Steffy/Liam triangle. How long can this be dragged on??? Scott Clifton became Bradley Bell's male lead of the show. He pushed Jacob Young out of the way.
I don't care for Steffy running Forrester either.
I agree that they are likely trying to catch up anyone who started watching in the last 10 to even 12 years on who these characters really are, their dynamics, histories and pasts. I feel like anyone who watched the last two episodes should have a much better understanding of these relationships and what motivates these people now.
Traci and Billy decorating the tree and Ashley and Traci hugging were really nice.
Victor made me laugh out loud!!! "Ooooooh, we'll have a bonfire!" and when he said he didn't like any of Victoria's men. I never thought that would happen again. And surprising Nikki with a romantic trip was CLASSIC Victor. Those Nikki/Victor scenes were like something directly out of 1999, including MTS & EB's acting, mannerisms, etc.
I'm glad they jumped into Lauren's new story right away. She didn't annoy me once in the entire episode.
That was a great goodbye scene between Jack and Phyllis. Jack walking out the door as you see Phyllis in the background and then Phyllis slowly turning her head as she cried was very Y&R. All we were missing was the Executive Producer title card at the end.
I didn't think either Phyllis really fit with Jack, but if I were a fan of the couple I would see today as potentially positive. I believe the last regime planned to put them right back together using the idea that Phyllis was just too tenacious to let go and Jack was too weak to resist. It was incredibly false and insulting. Jack was coming of as someone with no self esteem whatsoever. If cheating with a person's brother only causes a break up of a few months, soaps just aren't about much. That is a huge betrayal and it is not the first time Phyllis destroyed one of Jack's close relationships by cheating.
Now there can be a true reset. If the show wants to put them back together it should take well over a year and we need to see real change and growth. Let them work their was back together and if you can get the audience to root for that, so be it.
Anyway, I'm very happy with the last couple of episodes. Add me to the people who would love nothing more than to see Traci back as the show's matriarch. It's just not a role that Nikki or Jill can fill.
Hairspray was pretty good. It's always going to be a solid show and Harvey Fierstein at this point can do it in his sleep effortlessly. Jennifer Hudson was very good. The rest of the leads were not as good for the most part although whoever played Traci did a good job. Link, Seaweed and Corny were a little weak. Martin Short is a decent singer.