neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

AWZ Monday

It was weird knowing I might never see subtitles for it again, but RTL viewers got a good glimpse of much of Roman and Deniz today.  Deniz was all rumpled and sleepy, protesting getting out of bed, I think.  Roman was in a hurry to get dressed.  He started out just in his brown briefs, though he quickly pulled on a sweater and jeans.  In the moments before he got dressed, I was reminded of the lines in a couple of J.L. Langley's books, "He might be small, but he wasn't small everywhere."  I think she described Lainey of "With Love" and possibly Aiden of My Fair Captain that way.

Deniz was wearing his very short blue briefs and a T-shirt, and remained that way for the scene.  Roman was apparently in a hurry to go train Katja.  I didn't see why he couldn't just stay and cuddle with sleepy Deniz all day.  Marian came in and asked Deniz to watch the bar.  Deniz sniffed Marian's neck, and detected cologne.  Deniz then inquired about what kind of "intermine" (sp.?) Marian was having.  Apparently "intermine" means "appointment."  Marian took off, then Roman left.

The great thing about the episode was that aside from the Katja reference from Roman, the entire episode was Isabelle/Ben/Katja free.  I hadn't realized how badly they were dragging down the show until there was a day free of their misery.

Marian went on his "appointment" to give Jessica/Cheyenne flowers.  She refused them, and said, "Didn't I tell you to leave me alone?"  Someone needs to tell Marian that stalking is just not sexy.  Jessica said that in her Jessica role, Marian was not her type of guy.  In her Cheyenne role, it didn't matter if he was her type or not, as long as he paid her.

Axel had apparently quit his job as a licensed-center appointee, then tried to revoke his quitting.  Max and Simone weren't about to let him un-quit.  Claudia wants her choreographer job back.  I want her to leave Essen, and possibly take Katja with her.  I don't think I'll ever warm to Claudia, not since she blackmailed Roman.  He remembers.  Also, the way she tried to seduce Richard to keep her job was so icky.

Axel's mother called, then faxed a page to him about sexual healing.  It had a picture of what looked like a carving of Indian deities, four of them, in rather a tangle of limbs.  Axel went to see Jessica, and haltingly told her that his aphasia wasn't getting any better.  She again told him to see a speech therapist.  He wanted an immediate miracle cure.  When he got back to the desk that is still his for the moment, he dug the page on (probably Tantric) sexual healing out of his trash can.

Deniz was next seen in No. 7, his hand in a bucket of ice, talking to Roman on the phone.  I think he'd smashed his finger between beer kegs or something.  Marian came in, and snapped at him for leaving crates in front of the bar, and not working.  Deniz held up his hand with the pinched finger, and told Marian not to blame him because his date had gone badly.  Marian kicked Deniz out of No. 7.  Marian then proceeded to close the bar, telling the patrons their drinks were on the house.

Rafael was in the boxing club practicing kendo when Simone came in.  They were kind of awkward, then Lena came in, and it got exponentially more awkward.  Later, Lena led a tai-bo(?) for women class that Vanessa and Frank participated in.  Vanessa was way off on her timing from the rest of the women.  Flo came in at the end of class, and asked Frank to a movie.  Frank asked Vanessa if she wanted to come with them.  (Frank!)  I think Vanessa understood that she'd be a third wheel.

Marian drank at the bar for a while.  From various flashbacks Marian is having, Jessica and Jenny are completely confused in his mind.  I find this creepy.  He went to Jessica's trailer.

Axel had seen an ad for women offering sex in a comfortable trailer.  After hitting on Brigitte for a bit -- she is hot, but clearly found the idea of Axel icky -- he decided to go pay for sex therapy.  He got there in his car as Marian got there on his motorcycle.  Cheyenne answered the trailer door, then took off the blonde wig when she saw it was Marian.  Axel snapped photos of Jessica/Cheyenne and of Marian going into the trailer.  He'd have to admit he was there for sex to use the photos, but I'm sure he'll think of something.  It made Axel's day, anyway.

Lena and Rafael had steamy shower sex.  I thought it meant that Rafael and Lena were back together.  Lena had said something about not answering to Max.  Rafael said that their liasons would have to be secret.  Lena, cuddled against Rafael's chest, said she was sorry for Simone.  Rafael looked alarmed, though Lena couldn't see his expression.  Lena explained that Simone wanted so much to believe Jenny was still alive, even though Max had faked the letter.  She possibly said that Simone deserved to know the truth.

Well, Rafael first went down in my estimation when he called Axel a "maricon."

Axel corrected him: "Steinkamp-Schwarz."

Anyway, Rafael having shower sex with Lena and then letting Simone think that he's with her is really horrid.  I'd protest that it's ruining fond memories of the guys in the shower, but I'm enjoying seeing Lena in the shower, too.  I'm not sure if it was necessarily Lena and Max as a pair that was working for me.  It could well have been Lena herself.  With Annette and Ingo, it's definitely Annette for me.  I'll just go on telling myself that the actors and actresses are paid for being seen as sex objects.

So as far as characters seen in little clothing and/or meant to be hot this episode, I found Roman, Deniz, Brigitte and Lena to all be so.  Jessica/Cheyenne and Marian were both "meh" for me.  Rafael I think just benefitted from Lena's reflected hotness.

In other recent episodes, Annette in her little police costume, with the touch of homoerotic teasing from Nadine, was sizzling hot.  I could wish Tom was ten years older, but I'm still enjoying the view.  Frank as a baby butch -- nope, totally couldn't see her as a boy -- was adorable.  If Frank was queer and twenty years older, wow, would she do it for me.

I guess I was pretty "equal opportunity" in finding characters sexy today, but the show had equal opportunity for viewers that way today.

Tags: rambling, soap opera

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