There’s a lot of things I’m not crazy about in Llanview these days.
Top of the list: Todd Manning’s rage towards his daughter and her teenage boyfriend. But I’ve written enough about that last week.
Also not liking that sick, twisted freak Lee Ramsey.
I’ll save that diatribe for another day.
Add to that the Jared storyline and all the lies related to him..i.e. Charlie getting tangled up in the lies and Charlie, in turn, lying about being Rex’s father.
Not liking any of that either.
But I’ll tell you what I have liked this week: the Vega boys.
As in Christian and Antonio.
And it’s not any huge storyline that I’m talking about.
It’s actually two vignettes that occurred over the past few days.
The first was between Christian Vega (David Fumero) and Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva).
David Fumero (Christian)
I have to say, I love the friendship that has developed between these two.
It started after they had that awful ONS on Llantano Mountain last year, when they thought that Todd was sleeping with Evangeline. But he wasn’t and they did.
Thankfully, they realized their mistake. And after that, they developed a really nice friendship, which comes across warmly onscreen.
Maybe it’s the fact that their pairing is intermittent, so that when we see these two it really makes an impression.
Kassie DePaiva (Blair)
They came together this week to talk – each with a big problem.
Blair was upset over Todd’s rage against Cole and Starr.
Christian was upset over Antonio losing all his money and possessions, including Capricorn, which meant Blair was out of singing job.
When the two were together – it was only a couple of scenes – their problems seemed to ease if only for the moment.
I have a feeling that maybe Blair might buy Capricorn. She has that million or so she got from Todd from marrying him.
David and Kassie have a nice, easy way about them and it really translates together onscreen.
As for Antonio (Kamar de los Reyes), I was happy that he and Jessica (Bree Williamson) finally seemed to clear the air after their nasty split.
Jessica really did him wrong when she cheated on him all over town with Nash Brennan (Forbes March). That whole saga was just disgusting the way it all went down.
It was particularly reprehensible when Jessica promised Antonio’s daugher, Jamie, that she would adopt her. When in court for the adoption proceeding, Jessica ran out of the courtroom saying she couldn’t go through with it.
Even after Antonio found out about the infidelity, he donated a part of his liver to Jessica, who desperately needed a transplant.
Now that’s a gentleman.
Antonio and Jessica divorced and she married Nash. She apologized to Antonio in the past.
But to me, it never really appeared sincere until yesterday, when she told him how sorry she was about his losing the Santi money and everything else.
And, thankfully, Antonio has gotten past the anger and has moved on with Talia (BethAnn Bonner).
“I try to hold onto the good and forget about the bad. That way I don’t have too many regrets along the way,” Antonio said to Jessica.
Good advice for us all.