Did I just watch Tuesday’s episode or down an entire bottle of Lunesta? (Then again, I did wake up with a Bump-it in my hair and a slew of men’s wallets by my side…)
Can we call Time of Death on this Jordan character yet? The actress is doing fine, the chemistry with Rafe is fine, yada yada… “Fine” is not compelling. She’s done nothing interesting or active in, like, seven months of being on my screen. Now someone’s watching them through a window and I’m still yawning. And don’t even get me started on Kate’s insane vendetta against this woman. I usually love Kate, but what is her angle here? Jordan didn’t ‘steal’ Rafe from her — hell, Kate doesn’t even seem to care that much about Rafe. This whole thing is so islanded and dull, which is weird because both Kate and Rafe have strong ties to the Nick story. If they could have found a way to weave this triangle in as a sub-story of that one — say, if Jordan were Nick’s therapist — there might be something interesting going on (sort of like how Brady and Arianna’s relatively dull romance was a part of the larger baby switch back in 2009).
And then you have this:
My eyes almost tumbled out of my damn head when Liam was all, “We have a good time, don’t we?” to Jennifer. Yes, the two times you’ve gone to the Brady Pub and been interrupted by her son, her ex, or her son talking about her ex — grand old times! What the hell kind of dates has this man been on before this? A casual jaunt to Guantanamo?
As much as I praise this current regime, they suck at introducing new characters. Jordan, Liam, Sheryl — all duds so far. The jury is still out on Aiden, though at least he’s got a bit of fire to him. These writers are great with bringing in characters who have history to build on (Kristen, Eric, JJ), but these blank slates played by familiar soap faces are not cutting it.