Credit: EJ took a few shots. (

Deconstructing “DOOL” for the week of May 28-June 1:

This week, much like the past week, we spent most of our time feeling as cheerless as Ron, Harry and Hermione when faced with Dementors. We’re missing several Salemites including Sonny, Adrienne, Justin, Maggie and Victor and Jack and Jenn.

Monday’s episode, You’re The Devil made me realize something. Stefano’s an Ejami fan?

It seems obvious to me that Ejami could be together sometime soon not just because of their recent scenes together but because of scenes such as Stefano suggesting Elvis loves Samanther more than Nic Nic. Then again, we’re once again faced with new head writers and that familiar pang of worry, wondering what they’ll do next. I’m not sure why it makes a difference whether or not Nicole is as Stefano says low-class. She fits in well with the DiMera clan and Stefano has commented on that over the years. He loathes Sami Brady so why the hell would he encourage EJ to be with her? Why give her Kate’s company? Lately I’ve been feeling as if Stefano’s an impostor. That or the fired writers just don’t know him.

Hope and Lexi’s scene was gloomy. I have a feeling Abe will fall apart after she’s gone.

Austin once again forced all that happiness with Carrie’s pregnancy news, which seems more like something some women would do than a man. It’s a huge turn-off to me seeing Austin like this, especially when Rafe’s around and he really amps things up.

EJ has just about had as much as he can handle. His life is falling apart at the seams. His reaction to Will was over-the-top considering he knows Will was blackmailed. One wonders what will come of this.

Cameron and Abigail’s relationship moved forward a little with a smooch. Cameron passed Abby a note asking her if she ‘like’ likes him as much as he ‘like’ likes her.

Tuesday Sami finally got a Do Over with William.

There were more tears and sadness today – and that was just from me. Lexi didn’t care if EJ wasn’t her blood sibling. They were so cute but I was astounded by his lack of interest in getting DNA testing considering he’s doing it for his own child. I can’t believe EJ or Stefano would blindly believe they’re not blood related, especially since Santo looks exactly like EJ. Yep, second time I mentioned this.

We saw Jack and Jenn for five minutes. Turns out they’re engaged. I’m glad to have seen them but seeing them has a ‘Facebook status update’ feel to it, which feels rather dismissive.

Biggest WTF moment: Sami and Will went all the way to Stefano DiMera’s mansion, let themselves in and proceeded to discuss private matters. Was Harold helping Mary screw in a new light bulb in EJ’s old bedroom? Let’s hope Sami and Will are able to stay on track now that they’ve both opened up to each other.

Wednesday had Will pledging to EJ, My Loyalty Is To You. It sounded more as though he was pledging his love but it only made EJ want to slap Will around. What’s with people on this show not taking responsibility for their own actions? Even Sami understood.