To Shag or Not to Shag
As a final note, our own Jamey Giddens reports via Michael Logan's soap article in TV Guide that next week Brian Wheatley kisses Luke after marrying Lucinda. This is not surprising at all, given the many hints we've been given about Brian since he came aboard the canvas. What I find odd is the instant negative reaction to this development.
I see it as an opportunity for great drama of conflict and betrayal between Luke, Brian, Noah and eventually Lucinda instead of an instant gag reflex (something Luke obviously hasn't experienced with Noah) about an attractive and successful older man's advances toward a younger (and, by this point, a blue-balled) one. Who knows where this may lead! Somebody is going to be getting some. The only question is who. One of them better be Luke before he burns down a sugar cane plantation or shoots a moose from a helicopter. So to speak.
Kudos to terrific performances by Van Hansis and Jake Silbermann, who delivered some of the best work we've seen out of them in a long time in a series of strongly written scenes. Hansis, in particular, proved that he is long overdue for an Emmy.
Uh oh! I see a pit stop coming up. I hope they've stocked up on oil and grease!