In the "secret" room. (NBC Universal Inc.)
Nick's wimpy. (NBC Universal Inc.)
Deconstructing "DOOL" from May 6 - 10:
The big reveal this week was that Sami, EJ, and Will have actually become daft enough to doubt Nick’s intelligence. After fifteen years the secret room made an appearance though not nearly as much fun happened inside, and Jack Junior came home from boarding school just as Dannifer was starting to relax into coupledom. All that and yet the week was still pretty stale overall.
Best scene this year happened when Sami was chasing Bernardi across the square only it had nothing to do with either of those two. Some brunette wearing blue was dancing spastically. Such 'unbridled enthusiasm'. She actually woke me up out of my slumber. We desperately need more of this.
Will Anne give up?
Jennifer grew a bit of a set and made a note to have my obsessed Anne get a mental health consultation. Probably for the best. Then, Dan lectured Anne for working to help Chloe break him and Her Royal Hortonness up. He even threatened to tattle on her to Mr. Burns. Afterward, not even Maxine would listen to Anne’s bitching and the cray sounded defeated. Hope not. We need vital characters with oomph on this show. She and JJ have one thing in common. Neither wants Daniel with the fair Jennifer. Maybe they’ll become allies.
"She'll be back ten minutes ago."
Ciara got word that Hope needed to see that important prisoner release notice so considering she’s not getting satisfaction from either parent, she weighed her options and the panda won. She hid the notice in Hope’s bookcase and frolicked at the zoo with her mum. This can’t be good. For Salem, I mean. It could be interesting for us but let’s not get our hopes up.
Rats in the walls.
It looks as though Brady and Kristen’s adoption will happen but what happens once Kristen dumps Brady? Who gets the child? Kristen’s plans to dump Brady have gotten pretty convoluted, too. First she plans on dumping him at the altar and now she’s talking about having him walk in on her having sex with his father. So which is it? Is Brady supposed to walk in on her doing his father during the ceremony?
Who is dumb enough to betray Stefano by selling John that funky looking key to the DiMera secret room? John must have paid off a lot of people in order to get the key and the schedules of all of the staff at the mansion. Considering he and Marlena were broke last time we heard, where did the money come from for the payoffs? Not only that but he now seems to be a mind-reader capable of knowing that Kristen, after fifteen years, would head back to the secret room on that day and that moment in time. Right. While we’ve great memories of the goings on in the secret room, and other than John nicking her pearls, it was a letdown that she didn’t just lock John in there. That’d solve her problems. Marlena’s too. It's truly baffling.
Jenn’s neglected kid goes ‘home’.
Already we can tell JJ’s going to be a handful. Maybe he wasn’t selling weed. I mean he sure wasn’t buying the current fashions with money made from selling but you know the kid’s likely smoking it. Come on. He’s smoking it. It doesn't take much to pull the wool over Jenn's eyes.
Coming from someone who finds Zach Morris a style icon, it was no surprise when JJ made a comment about how his mother’s style has changed. And the look he calls frazzled, we call that just-got-laid look. Change is good, JJ. Change is good.
If you can’t say the word 'sex', you shouldn’t be having it.
Cameron got a job paying thousands a week less than what he was making at the strip joint in order to appease virtuous Abigail. So instead of paying off his debts in a month, his new minimum wage job will have him pulling double shifts for the next ten years. Ridiculous. He should go back to stripping for a month and pay the bills off. And Abby’s such a liar. She told herself, Gabi, Cameron, and the rest of us that she was waiting to have sex until marriage but now she feels she needs to pay Cameron back for doing a solid for her by changing her entire life’s views on premarital sex? This doesn’t sound like someone who is ready for sex!
Abigail, "Uh, listen... I've had a lot of time to think about it, and, uh... after all that's happened... I want us to be together so that I can really show you how much I care about you. In every way."
Cameron, "Abigail, you told me you wanted to wait until you get married. And I totally respect that."
Abigail, "No, I am sure. I'm sure, I'm ready. I'm ready now. I mean, not right now now, but, um, soon. I promise."
Yep. Not ready. Thankfully Cameron’s not in a rush. How that is I do not know.
Red turned up once again and succeeded at nagging Daniel enough that he turned into mini-Maggie. Sure, she’s worried Brady will backslide into drinking if his heart is broken but the rest of us aren’t. Brady’s always more fun when he’s drinking!
It is always good to see Marlena doesn’t share her personal problems with her grandson since that’d be inappropriate. Too bad Sami doesn’t share this trait with her mother.
What's going on with Sami and EJ?
What kind of imbecile would blackmail someone and not make copies of the evidence used against them? It's difficult to believe Sami of all people didn't think of this. Both Sami and EJ have lost their touch. Maybe it's all the sex they've been having!
This is why people laugh at soaps. Seriously, how obvious was it that Rafe's life was on the line today? Who was responsible for Rafe getting his head bashed in? EJ? Stefano? Nick? Or could it have been the prisoner from that prisoner release notice Hope got?
Nick's pretty wimpy. He couldn't even overpower little Sami enough to grab her purse?!
We need more Vargas, Vargas, Vargas, and more Anne. What do you think? Do we need more Vargas and Anne? Vote!
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Read Matt’s DOOL Musings. "Marlena continued to come off as the world's least insightful psychiatrist, which is saying something. It wasn't always like that. She used to wear bigger shoulder pads that made her look authoritative. Now she looks like one of John's more brainless personalities in a wig."
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- Christine Fix