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Deconstructing "DOOL" from October 21 - 25:

The Jennifer show continued this week. Monday’s show was boring but things kicked up Tuesday and the rest of the week had us glued to our seats with secrets revealed, a major confession, and a few Salemites with frogs in their throats. Just where were Nicole, EJ, and Jennifer frolicking anyway!

Chad confessed, Abigail got angry, felt humiliated, and now she wants neither man around her. Oddly I couldn't care less either way. I agree with Chad. We suspected she was going to choose Cameron in the first place so Chad was the runner up.

I don't know why Kristen just didn't tell Brady to begin with that she did some dude when they were broken up. It's not cheating when you're broken up! Course we all know it was far worse than cheating. She was hilarious smashing that doll's head into the piano!

Let me guess. Will's going to go away to Berkley for a week and when he returns, he'll look completely different? Finally we got some sexy guitar music playing and the two are going to go off for a bit of romance.

The date rape drug.
There was a time when GHB was known as the date rape drug but a few years ago some started using it recreationally. It’s making some viewers uncomfortable as it should. It's been a good PSA without being remotely overt. This may bode well for JJ's character. Maybe we'll see a softer side but it looks like Theresa's got an uphill climb ahead of her. Sadly, Jennifer is going to be the one hurt over this whole thing.

You raped me!
Nicole and Father Eric rocked their emotional scenes with the reveal of Nicole’s love for the priest and his accusations of rape. Some of the dialogue was iffy. It’d have worked for me more if Nic didn't say half the things she said but instead focused on wondering why he thought she or anyone had raped him. Maybe she was just in shock. Some felt her dialogue against God was harsh but you have to admit it was spot on. Nicole’s always had a tenuous relationship with Him.

Lucas wants Allie to move in with him - or for Sami to move out of the mansion. What should be done? Vote!

Bleeding ears.
Jennifer and Theresa’s arguing at the hospital rather loudly was mortifying. Jennifer’s the adult and I realize she’s walking a thin rope but she should get a hold of herself. She’s spiraling out of control, threatening to murder Theresa and she then made it worse by using her whiny voice to beg Theresa to ‘please give JJ a fighting chance’. She wonders why she gets no respect from co-workers and from JJ, and Theresa? I’d ask how Dr. Dan could even look at her but he’s cut from the same cloth. Sometimes being ‘too nice’ is a bad thing! It was shocking Jenn once again gave JJ an ultimatum to either stay home or risk never seeing her again. Didn't she learn her lesson the last time when she was sick with worry over where her son was going to sleep at night? This woman’s exhausting.

Let me lie down and you can walk all over me.
It’d have been easier if JJ pulled down his pants to make it easier for Daniel to kiss his arse when Daniel morphed into Jennifer and told her son he wouldn't testify against him if his case goes to trial. Since he didn't see JJ throwing chairs through the window of the book store, he’d have no reason to testify but if by chance he was summoned he’d have no choice but to testify, so why say anything at all? Worse – Daniel told JJ he won – he doesn't need to worry about him because he's out of Jenny's life for good. Gah! It’s no wonder JJ doesn't respect him. Not just JJ but Anne Milbauer. Anne was insubordinate to the head of surgery yet wasn't reprimanded? Then again, Theresa and Jennifer didn't get a reprimand after fighting in the hospital, either.

Oh Abby...
Matt [of Matt’s Musings] pointed out how mean Abigail was to Rory. She blamed Rory and Bev for the mess JJ’s in just like Jennifer. Yet another one who can’t or doesn't want to see that JJ’s responsible for his own actions. Does she not know he was booted out of school for dealing drugs far before he met Rory and Bev? If anything, those two are the ones being taken in! I thought it was sweet to show they cared about him when the writers could have made them fair-weather friends. Nicely done. JJ will need them when things get worse.

Alison Sweeney directed Tuesday’s episode of "Days" – incredible job.

Feel free to let Ali Sweeney know just how much you loved her directing. Maybe if enough of us do, she'll direct more episodes!

Best Lines:

Jennifer, "I have been so distracted that Anne Milbauer is almost right about me."

Read this week’s Venice The Series season finale recap to find out if Lara (Nadia Bjorlin) marries Ani.

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- Christine Fix