Credit: Nurse of the year! (NBC Universal Inc.)

Deconstructing “DOOL” from March 4-8:

It was an underwhelming week filled with seduction, manipulation, a return of Nancy, one of Salem’s finest – puppeteers, and speaking of which, Stefano’s back!

She means well?
Nick may be psycho but his diatribe against Sami was rooted in reality. Though she unselfishly offered to sign a document to stay out of her grandchild’s life, he’s right. She’d “elbow” her way into the baby’s life as soon as she possibly could. That’s who she is. That’s what she does; she makes promises she intends to keep but it never happens. Plus, we’re talking about her grandchild here. That’d be torture for anyone to stay away. My jaw almost hit the ground when Sami told EJ she didn’t know how anybody could do something so cruel to the father of a child (as to keep him from his child.) Such a bloody hypocrite! She did this to EJ twice and he didn’t even raise an eyebrow at her.

Some ladies seduce their men for diamonds but Sami seduces for murder.
EJ and Samanther are similar to how I envisioned they’d be if they were a couple but her manipulation of him in bed was not really necessary. A DiMera doesn’t need to be talked into taking revenge. Though it was fun to see them scheming together and enjoying each other so much, getting turned on by discussing ending someone’s life was sort of oh I don’t know, sick? Vote in our poll asking your thoughts on EJ and Sami’s murder discussion during sex.

Where was EJ on this one?
Sonny’s comment about EJ being no more of a lawyer than Snooki’s an actress was funny but didn’t ring true. He has kept the DiMera’s out of jail for years so he must be pretty good but why didn’t he anticipate Nick’s blackmail? The DiMera family motto used to be ‘seeing all and knowing all’. How disappointing that he didn’t have the notary on the DiMera payroll!

One of our posters, wash_08 took the words right out of my mouth when saying, “Where is the swagger Will had when he was blackmailing EJ? I mean, here is one of the most feared names around, DiMera, and you can’t shut down your freakin’ cousin?”

Will has gone soft and is now fantastically thick. When did that happen!

Cop: “Father Eric, this is Vargas.”
Vargas: “I’m Vargas.”
Father Eric: “Vargas.”

Vargas doesn’t sound like the sharpest knife in the drawer which could be amusing. Nick talked him into protecting him for three years – from what? A rapist? What is Vargas going to want for payback? If Nick doesn’t comply, will EJ and Sami become pals with Vargas? And the biggest question Matt pointed out – how come Hope didn’t know Vargas was Nick’s cell mate? Maybe the second biggest considering we’re another week in and still no discussion of Bo…