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Guilty as sin. (NBC Universal Inc.)

Clearing Eric's name. (NBC Universal Inc.)

Deconstructing "DOOL" from December 2 - 6:

This week the players were decked out in leather; the agenda was rape, murder, and drugs.

Was there a sale at the Horton Square on leather? Does everyone in Salem need to keep up with the Joneses?

Brady doesn't think it’s possible to repair the damage to his relationship with his brother Eric after his girlfriend drugged and raped him. What?! This is all Kristen's fault and there’s no reason I can think of that’s standing in their way except Brady’s pride. Maybe he can’t handle the fact that Eric’s right - Brady could have prevented it. That’s got to hurt. Maybe that’s why he lashed out and trivialized Eric’s faith. Their scene was fantastic as was the dialogue with Eric asking Brady not to treat him like a scapegoat for his pain and humiliation.

Poll: Where's Kristen? Vote!

Sami might have done well to bring EJ in on her secret with Kate and Gabi. He could hire (a decent) DiMera henchman to get rid of Nick’s things and make it appear as if the guy’s still alive so Hope doesn't catch on. Bleh. I feel nasty thinking of ways to help the girls cover up his murder. I don’t think Nick deserved to die but if they want to do it right, the DiMeras usually have a way with getting away with everything. Kate’s no slouch either though she doesn't have the DiMera clout. She does, however, find it easy to 'sleep like a baby' while Sami and Gabi struggle with their conscience in the form of nightmares! That's so...Kate. The story's still keeping me invested partially because of Kate and Sami's bickering, but also because of how differently each woman is reacting to keeping such a dreadful secret.

Our running ‘a kid found evidence from a crime and kept it’ theme returned this week when Theo found Sami's earring at the scene of Nick’s murder. In the past, Ciara found the photo of Kristen paying off that mugger and more recently, Parker found the flash drive with Kristen and Father Eric’s sex video. Why hasn't Theo showed the ring to Abe yet? Is it a case of, ‘Finders keepers losers weepers' or is he just into shiny sparkly things like the rest of us magpies?

Brady’s back on drugs and feeling good. I'm not sure what to think about this yet. Brady’s fun when he’s ‘bad Brady’, but this is ‘addict Brady’ which is usually ‘pathetic Brady’. Usually he gravitates toward Nicole at times like these. Is Theresa the next in line?

Brady, "I could care less if Kristen disappeared off the face of the earth." This would imply he does care. Was that meant as a Freudian slip or is he just grammatically impaired?

Sami and Nicole.
Nicole and Sami's scenes were some of the nastiest we've seen. They were horrible to each other. They brought up every dastardly deed each other has ever done as if they memorized it. It was harsh, creepy and there didn't seem to be any point, really except to make Nicole waffle for the third time. She can help Father Eric or not but the waffling has got to stop. Furthermore, she needs to stop pretending she’s no longer in love with him. We all know that’s not true.

Father Eric can be really bright but he really is daft sometimes. To consider refusing help from the one person who can clear his name because he's worried about Daniel's 'motivation' is plain stupid.

Mysterious Jordan.
Jordan’s on the run. I'm now pretty sure she’s not in witness protection because of the stack of fake identification cards she fondled in her room. Nobody in the FBI would allow her to keep anything that could trace her to her past or make suspicions arise. Unless someone from Salem’s Police Department worked there. It would behoove her to burn all but the current one in case someone slips into her room and notices her secret like oh I don’t know, Kate? Especially if she spots these two kissing again...

Stefano's call.
Speaking of Kate, what was Stefano's point in calling her? To tell her Chad was fine, which she already knew from EJ or to prime her for his imminent return where he'll show her he has turned over a new leaf. Is he angling to get her back?

Maggie and HRH Jennifer.
It was really sweet of Jenny to ask Maggie to move into the Horton homestead which would be a comfort because of their man issues but on the other hand, won't it mean more run-ins with Daniel? And can you believe Jenn's been working from home in order to stay away from Theresa? Really? Girl needs to grow a set already, hold her head up high and get the freak back to work!

Best Lines:
Father Eric, "Kristen did this to me and you could have prevented it."

Father Eric, "I wasn't there because I'm taking a little time off. Taking time to think about things you know. Just need a little time."

Nicole, "Guess what Father Big Mouth I don't answer to you anymore."

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- Christine Fix