So much has been happening on DOOL lately I can barely keep my head screwed on right. I can’t remember the last time there were this many story lines that had me genuinely interested. And none of them are more compelling/hilarious/unpredictable than the Abby Austin fake sex story line.
Where to begin? First, do we think Abby is regular crazy or crazy like a fox? Like any good liar, she seems to have genuinely convinced herself that she and Austin slept together. She doesn’t appear to have any shame or regrets about the lie.
When Carrie walked in and found Abby and Austin… cuddling? she wasn’t exactly thrilled.
Melanie finally drug Abby out of the room so that Austin could explain everything to Carrie. But he didn’t explain everything, did he? He could have said that when he found Carrie with Rafe, he drank too much and ended up kissing Abby. He could have even said that Abby says they slept together, but he doesn’t remember. But he didn’t say these things. He chose to only confess part.
Then of course Abby blurted out that they had sex, and any chance Austin had of convincing his wife that he didn’t do anything terrible was greatly diminished. Carrie has been down this road before. She has been manipulated by crazy teenagers a few times, and I don’t think Abby has exactly taken that into account. Of course, the good news is that Carrie already had feelings she was fighting with Rafe, so now she has the excuse to get out of her marriage unscathed.
I also love Melanie running interference. She has been long enough in the dark side to know what to look for, and to know it won’t end well for Abby. Her relationship with her besty is a little rocky since the whole swapping Chad thing, but Melanie wasn’t afraid to tell Abby to her face to… be less crazy?
So what now? We let the craziness unfold, of course. What I can’t stop thinking is that there was a time where everything would be revolving around this story line, with only minor blips going on elsewhere. Instead, with Days 2.0, there are a TON of major story lines (corporate espionage, Jope in Alamania, Will coming out, Sami & EJ, EJ as mayor….). I am loving it. There have been bombshells every day, and I have never been happier to be a Days fan. Even if I don’t love all the story lines (do they really need to throw Billie between Bo & Hope when they just got back together?), I love that there is so much going on!