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I watched all of this when it first aired. In fact, my usual routine after school was to watch the entire episode through, then just the Steve/Kayla scenes again, at least 3 or 4 more times. But my memory is still hazy about the timeline when I watch clips out of order.

I am loving this discussion, though! I remember so well the frustration of knowing that these two were so into each other, but not being able to admit it: either Steve got cold feet, or someone reminded him he was "no good for Kayla", or the phone rang with life-changing news. And maybe I was too young, but it never seemed repetitive to me. Every obstacle, whether character-based or plot-based, seemed organic to me.

Just watching the scenes of Steve and Kayla individually getting ready for the date that he ended up bailing on, I was reminded of how important small scenes like that were. We're able to see Kayla's excitement and optimism turned to worry and then disappointment, and Steve's struggle between his doubts and insecurity, and his hope that he really could love and be loved by someone like Kayla.

Anyway, in my confusion over timeline, I googled Steve and Kayla's Story and found this little article that does a good job of articulating what I used to love about the couples of the 80s, and I feel is missing in the ones today:

Edited by LuLu2102, Oct 15 2013, 06:00 AM.
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