There’s an art to having a good character do bad things and still have people root for them.
Soap rapists are the lowest of the low, but Tripp’s fervent denials that he didn’t force himself on a drunken Allie on DAYS had us thinking, “Hmmm.”
Tripp (to Patch and Kayla): “I’ve told you the truth over and over again!”
The story started slow because it happened offscreen to a character we didn’t know who was so blind drunk at the time she had little memory of the event. But things picked up when the scheming started to get a DNA test. Patch stole Tripp’s toothbrush, Kayla got Allie to cough up a piece of the baby, and it was off to the lab. Could Tripp be innocent? We were sure hoping he was.
Elsewhere, baddies Orpheus, Rolf and Clyde came back, and there’s not one redeeming quality between them. It’s all guns, kidnapping and darkness — talk about overkill.
Orpheus (hissing to Marlena): “You can have some alone time with me ... your worst nightmare.”
Y&R’s Devon and Elena were cruising on the love train until she broke his heart by cheating on him with Nate.
Elena (sobbing): “I don’t know how I did this to you. I hate myself.”
We should hate her, too, but Elena’s guilt was so all-consuming we just felt bad for her — and then she blurted out her indiscretion at Devon’s award ceremony and turned it into the “Brawl of the Year” dinner. Obviously this side trip was concocted to push Devon toward Hilary, I mean Amanda, but Elena’s cheating came so out of left field that I don’t even blame her. Can you plead temporary insanity for a sex romp?
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