This is getting so absurd!
I was surprised how little use these two characters have gotten since they returned, but there was so much blown opportunity for them.
First, I have to say that I would have found Steve more interesting had he come back and Kayla not also brought back. It immediately limited what could be done with the characters. Steve tends to be much more interesting in adventure / rebel mode rather than enamored husband / father mode.
And I hate to say this but there is NO FIRE between these two on screen anymore. It could be the poor writing since their return but I have just not found them compelling in the least.
I think leaving Kayla off canvas, except for maybe a brief visit to establish that she had established a new and solid life off screen would have served Steve's character better.
I am sorry for these two actors but think they were woefully underserved since their return.
Not surprised by this turnn of events at all.
It almost seems like the powers that be are tying up all the tie up loose ends with all the old characters in preparation for the shows cancellation.