Without Sydney, this eppy would have been a total dud.
Anna/EJ/Sydney. Anna questions EJ on whether or not he's done torturing Sami. EJ's been quite snippy all week, and he continues with his snippiness. The Diva would really like to see Anna tell EJ off. EJ asks Anna if she's insulting his intelligence. Someone should! lol EJ's ready for phase 2. Miss Sydney walks for the first time.
Melanie/Mia. They discuss Mel's lack of a mother.
Chad/Gabi. They are cute, and quite flirty. Chad and Gabi are Rimi v. 2.0. Rex and Mimi were pushed to the sidelines because of the constant need of the show to pimp Shelle even though Rimi was a much more interesting couple. Same situation here. Chad and Gabi are better characters and actors than Will/Mia. Chad wants to be friends only, Gabi is disappointed.
Barly. They discuss Melanie.
Safe/EJ. Typical Sami being hysterical over EJ not answering her calls. Even if he didn't kidnap Syd, I wouldn't blame him for changing his number because of Sami's constant spazzing. Sami debates again whether or not to tell Rafe. Rafe leaves to talk to Gabi at the Pub about Ari's hold up. EJ finally calls Sami back and beckons her into the DiMansion. EJ gives her another ransom note. Anna calls and talks to Sami in a disguised voice. Ejami are instructed to drop off the money at the pier of death. Funny how no one points out that is where Tony had his fall. Rafe shows up. Uh oh.
Team V/Bo. Viv wants to electronically track Carly's movements to determine who her daughter is. Bo shows up with his "I had sex with Carly" tattoo on his forehead. Bo gives her a restraining order to stay away from the harlot. Viv guesses due to the smile on Bo's face that he got laid for the first time in years and assumes that Carly is the harlot. Bo doesn't deny it and leaves. Vic is furious. He berates Viv blaming her for pushing Carly towards Bo with her threats. He tells her to get Carly taken care of now.
Carly/Melanie. Melanie totally owns Carly. She points out that Carly's actions always have negative consequences even if her intentions are good. Hard to argue with that. Carly tries to talk Mel out of marriage. Mel's offended. Can't blame her on that one since Carly has no right to tell a virtual stranger not to get married. Carly leaves and runs into Bo outside Maggie's house.
The twits. Will and Mia kiss at the Java Cafe. For some bizarre reason, Kinsey is making fun of Mia's mourning. Good grief. Who acts like that? This is where the show hits rock bottom. Totally stupid, filler scene. It's like a different writer writes for the twits. Gabi's going to the Olympics or something. Whatever. Please take Will, Kinsey, Mia, and the other dude with you please.