Salem Shenanigans from August 18 - 22:
This week “Days” was brought to you by the words b****, and s***. There were no good lines, really, just profanity. Many viewers have been complaining of the lack of excitement. Even with Kristen’s return and Will’s backstabbing article, it still feels like something is missing.
It’s wonderful, of course, that Daniel brought Kristen back to Salem so that she could face the music, but is this all he’s going to do? Ride in on his white horse and save Salem every few months? His perfection is getting old and I want to see some flaws again. Even Marlena has imperfections now.
Not so scandalous?
The article that has been talked up for a few weeks finally came out. All that build up and it didn’t quite live up to our expectations. The writing or otherwise. NancyNLV, one of our posters, pontificated on this line in the article: “because my mother raised me to be truthful and direct...”
“To be truthful Will you must tell the truth, tell the good people of Salem that you tried to kill someone and had your father go to jail for you. Now that would be truthful. Also tell them how your mother did everything she could to save your neck and so did EJ.”
Really good point, Nancy. Will seems to forget he’s not above reproach. Last week in Deconstructing "DOOL" I said Sami's right. Will really is going to regret this. Even EJ had to remind him of Lucas and Sami’s sacrifice for his protection. That he wrote the article in order to teach Sami a lesson doesn’t bode well for his parenting tactics with Arianna. People don’t learn by humiliation, they only change when they want to. Will should give up and get used to his mother. It’s not as though this behaviour of hers is any surprise or any different from what she has done her whole life! Dude needs to understand that playing with fire will get you burned. Even EJ was disgusted with him. It’s pretty bad when even EJ DiMera of all people calls you a snake. Do you feel bad for Will? Vote in this week's "DOOL" poll.
What’s with EJ’s need to ensure Abigail looks innocent? It’s grating and this story’s getting a little old, too. We need to move on.
Aiden did what any sophomoric girl would do in his situation. He attempted to make the girl jealous by dating her friend. Or in this case, Hope’s cousin Jenn. It seemed to work and sparked a bit of jealousy in Hope. It also allowed the detective and the lawyer to open up about their feelings for each other, sort of, but it didn’t fit with their usual adult banter. Hopefully this isn’t a taste at the type of writing for them to come.