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Deconstructing “DOOL” from March 25 – 29:

Not a whole lot happened this week. We’re still dragging the Chloe/Dan/Jenn triangle on, Marlena is still in limbo… It’s pretty sad when a minor player, Vargas, has more intrigue in his storyline than the major players. We do have an official theme: Blackmail. It’s the theme of the month. We’re seeing it with Nick blackmailing Will, Chloe blackmailing Jennifer, possibly with Cameron paying off some random dude, and it looks as though Kristen’s next. It’s exciting to have it in one storyline, but three? Not so much. Onward with the blog…

Poor Nick?
Did anyone else feel for Nick momentarily this week when he had that forlorn look on his face when telling Gabi about his time in jail? That’s a testament to Blake Berris’s fine acting skills. So is the fact that we all still loathe Nick for his bigotry! It was really disappointing that he didn’t really give Gabi much of a story about his time in the big house. Maybe we’ll see more via flashbacks and when he is in scenes with Vargas.

Vargas, Vargas, Vargas.
He has a cool name. He’s already charming Nicole, he’s not trust-worthy and boy Nicole’s in trouble.

Cameron the enigma.
Cameron may not want to hold his breath on Abigail giving herself to him. She’s very cautious like her mother, and as about as exciting as her, too. Since her virginity is so well guarded, it’s unclear why she’s even considering giving it away to someone she doesn’t even know or remotely have any chemistry with. She needs to stop teasing the man and he needs to find someone who can give him what he desires. His insensitivity was a big ole red flag and I don’t think any of us bought his apology.

What do you suppose Cameron’s deal is with the gun and stash of money? What was the pay-off for? Is he a gigolo? In debt with a bookie? Buying or selling drugs? Is he undercover? Here are more theories of why Cameron was paying off that man in the hospital. Vote on what Cameron’s secret is!