They should've just kissed today and not have sex. Then for the rest of December you could've had the tension, the confusion, "this is wrong," "what am I thinking?", show them fighting their feelings, put them in situations where they grow closer. Give them fantasies, daydreams. Show the temptation. It's the holiday season, a perfect time for romance. On Christmas, they can exchange gifts, or one of them does something grand for the other. Then at the New Years's Eve party, they can't contain their feelings and emotions any longer. They finally give into their temptations. Then for the month of January, they keep things on the down low while seeing each other. There are close calls of John and Marlena almost catching them together. Then during February sweeps, there's a Valentine's Day party. Brady/Kristen are caught together by Marlena! There's your Friday, February 15 cliffhanger. That Monday is President's Day (some people get the day off, right?) and you can get more people to watch that huge episode.
Love your idea, Toups! I am really enjoying Kristen/Brady, and would love to see a real story with them.
I was hoping for Eric/Kristen when I first heard of both their returns, but Brady/Kristen is so much better.
Speaking of Eric, why is he so dull and almost coming across as mean sometimes? I know he is a priest now, so he will of course be a more serious character, but I loved Eric when JA portrayed him. He was a more serious character even back then (the calm to Sami's storm), but this time around I am not enjoying him as much as I thought I would. The actor seems fine enough, so I'm guessing it's just how he's being written I am not enjoying? I was very much looking forward to Eric's return, so I hope he becomes more engaging soon.