Finally, it is all out in the open! Paige (True O’Brien) has learned that her mother and her boyfriend had been sleeping together behind her back in the most deceitful and shameful way to her. The young woman’s world is crushed, which clearly sets the stage for a character turn by the once innocent Paige. Will the DAYS brass now make the character a revenge-filled young woman? That is the question!
But on Thursday’s episode, Paige, who already reeling from listening in and hearing Eve and JJ confirm their illicit affair, and confronting her mother about it, heads over to see JJ! However, when she does she walks into a surprise birthday party for her at the Deveraux house. Looking like she had seen a ghost, clearly upset and shaken, JJ expresses his love for the birthday girl. When Abigail (Kate Mansi) presents Paige with a birthday cake she throws to the ground and next slaps JJ! And then Paige begins to reveal she knows the truth out loud. JJ slept with her mother … then she finds out Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) knew too, and that makes the whole thing worse. JJ just looks stunned and guilty! Meanwhile, at her apartment Eve (Kassie DePaiva) is drinking herself silly racked with guilt. and knowing she has sunk to new lows, even for her!
True O’Brien certainly stepped up to the plate when given this long-awaited emotional material to play and delivered, and we can’t wait to see what Paige does next. As for Kassie DePaiva, well, no one does soap-opera on-screen self-loathing better than this daytime favorite. and as for Casey Moss, we can’t wait to see how JJ tries to explain his way out of this to Paige!
What did you think of how JJ’s affair with Eve was busted wide open at Paige’s birthday party? What did you think of the performances of True O’Brien, Kassie DePaiva, and Casey Moss? What do you hope Paige does next? Comment below!