MORE THAN SKINDEEP
We fully admit that when Ava went from fiery vixen to a vixen who caught fire, we were worried about the
tale’s trajectory. (It rarely much more than we could goes well when soap characters have hoped for, thanks to begin donning both the writing for Ava Phantom Of The Operastyle and the performances of masks!) Thankfully, Maura West. By playing the story has become so with camera angles and mirrors, the directors have wordlessly added new layers to this exploration of how the way the world sees our exterior impacts the way we feel about ourselves internally. This is a woman who’s proven to have no boundaries, fear or shame… until confronted with her own vanity. The fact that the whole thing might finally lead to a pairing of Ava and Griffin, both of
whom have been sadly sidelined in the romance department for far too long, is only a bonus. But much to our delight, rumors of the Quartermaine clan’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Recent weeks have seen Olivia butt heads with Monica (for firing Cook, no less!), Ned, Dillon and Michael talking ELQ business and even mentions of Tracy as we braced ourselves for Hayden’s departure. Sure, it’s a far cry from the good old days when the boister-
ous clan was front and center every day, but it’s a start, and we can only hope that we’ll be seeing even more of Edward and Lila’s descendants in the near and far-flung future!
Channeling ROMPER ROOM, Ava muttered, “I see Kiki and Dillon and Colleen… ”
Carly seemed skeptical when Sonny tried to illustrate just how big the fish he’d caught really was.