Chase taking a darker turn, at least for a little while, would've been the shot in the arm that this storyline needed. Instead, we get a bs arc with pain in the ass Austin which ultimately resulted in nothing. I don't get how any producer or writer or fan would want it like this.
And then after he's done raising hell for Willow and Michael, you have Brook Lynn to bring him back to his normal self, and have them finally become a couple.
Chase is too nice to Willow and Michael. We had to sit through Lucky spewing awful things to Liz after the affair with Nikolas, and these two just get off and get to live happily ever after? Nope. Bring on the drama! Stop being afraid of being a soap!
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