No more purple lipstick. (Soaps.com)

Deconstructing “DOOL” for the week of January 23-27:

All I want to do is rave about my new favourite non-couple, Welvis, but there’s so much more to gossip about such as how Salem’s finest who are supposed to lead by example yet have no problems illegally opening a safe deposit box, or how trained psychiatrist Marlena’s suddenly like a bulldog with a bone when it comes to digging for information, more importantly, how much of a fail that purple lipstick was that was used on my Nic Nic, and how she actually thinks she can best EJ, why only Bo Brady would bring a practice target [trash] outside of a gun range, and how Lexi singing “Honest Abe’s” praises is going to come back and bite her on the bottom. Back to Welvis.

Welvis is the star of the show.
Will was meant to be on the sly side. It’s something I’ve wanted to see for a few years. It’s fun for EJ to have a protégé and the scenes have been so much fun that I’ve almost forgotten that EJ’s blackmailing Will. I blame fantastic acting and storytelling.

Will spitting at his image was both heartbreaking and disgusting. Yep, disgusting, because it angers me that anyone could hate themselves for something so natural. I’m sure Lucas and Sami wouldn’t care if he is gay or not. I’m quite sure nobody in his family would care but William feels so tortured that likely the longer this goes on, the worse he feels.

Lack of real motivation.
In an interview Galen Gering did with SOD, GG reveals Rafe’s reasoning behind his infatuation with Carrie. Apparently, Rafe felt inadequate after losing his job and when he finally got one, “Sami started harping on him because the job was with her sister. Rafe feels like he’s always being evaluated by Sami.” Um…okay? This isn’t what I’ve seen. A woman voicing her opinion over her jobless husband is not a harpy. Excuse me for saying so and all but Rafe’s a whiny little bitch if he feels that way considering Sami has barely said boo about his job with her sister. She’s been outrageously easy going about him working with Carrie for Sami. She didn’t even really get hot under the collar when Rafe was working for free instead of using that time looking for a paying job. She has every right to voice her displeasure but it seems to me that she has bitten her tongue more times than not. If she wasn’t so filled with guilt over her grief sex, she might have actually ‘harped’. I’m not discounting that Rafe is feeling inadequate but the story I’m watching hasn’t unfolded quite this way. He really needs to get a handle on this infatuation with Carrie and cut off all ties with her if he wants to stay married to Sami.