The difference is Billy/Victoria look and act as if they have kids in their teen years than Lily who should be dealing with 13/14 year old kids. Aging Charlie and Mattie was a mess because they hardly did anything with them. And let's not act like TPTB was giving them retro dialogue. "Blockhead" and "Scram" I mean I hadn't heard those words since a John Hughes "Brat Pack" film.
Though they need to worry about the cast they have on screen now first. I mean this show feels more episodic than it does a soap at the moment.
Mondays episode confused me. I was fine with the limo explosion fake out, but why did they move so slow with Jason and Carly getting back to the house? I feel like they could've strung out a good episode of Sonny confronting Nina, but that didn't really happen. Then Jason and Carly just barely started kissing while Sonny walks up stairs. If Sonny walks in on them kissing that has so little impact compared to him walking in on them sleeping together. I hope they sync the timeline tomorrow for maximum dramatic effect.