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Deconstructing “DOOL” for the week of May 14-18:

The theme this week was watching Carrie sleep. Kind of creepy. Other than that it was a mixture of sadness, fun and adventure.

Monday’s episode: Cold, Ruthless, And Unforgiving… was depressing. I love the idea Celeste had for Lexi to create DVDs for Theo and I look forward to watching those clips in the coming months and hopefully years. I felt wretched watching poor desperate Austin halting Carrie from dumping her by showing her that Martha Stewart scrapbook he had Billie make. He obviously feels desperate times call for desperate actions but it was kind of weak.

Tuesday’s episode: A Drama Queen gave us the big pay-off.

Marlena said best: “I don’t even know what we’re talking about and I already hate it.”

The coin storyline is coming off like an episode from Scooby-Doo. The mummy wants the coin while the gang tries to come up with a plot to lure the mummy into their clutches. With Jarlena, Bope and Shane – who is just another Roman – it’s utterly dull. It doesn’t matter which music it’s set to or how much the actors seem to be into it, it just needs to end already. Nobody finds it believable that Jarlena and Bope with or without Roman/Shane’s help could take down Stefano DiMera. I do appreciate what the writers were trying to do.

Guilt aside, Sami needs to stand up for herself and tell Will to stop being so disrespectful. Whether or not Sami deserves it, Will has long since crossed many boundaries. While hurting her, he’s hurting himself more, in the long run. Even Sami can see that rage and bitterness setting in. It’s almost as if there’s something else spurring him on… All that and Will came out today. The coin business and his ‘crap’ attitude snatched some of Will’s thunder, making it a bit anti-climactic. Perhaps if the actors hadn’t spoiled the scene so many months ago it’d have been interesting. Still, the acting was as always, brilliant. Vote on your thoughts about Will’s coming out storyline.