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Deconstructing “DOOL” from April 8 – 12:

Things are coming to a head in the Chloe, Daniel and Jennifer triangle. We can see a light at the end of the tunnel, but the other storylines are still slow going. Let’s get into what went down this week in Salem.

Desperate times?
Twice now Chloe put Nicole down for her infertility issues. The first time Nicole and I were so shocked at Chloe’s words, Nicole let it slip by. The second time we had the satisfaction of Nicole sniping back about Chloe exploiting her kid. Still, it’s so hurtful and so unlike Chloe. I got the feeling that Chloe felt a touch guilty about having Parker keep his “special secret” but since then, she has become even more unglued and frantic to hang on to her fantasy that she and Dan can make a go of it. There’s seriously something wrong with her. He has been clear that he only wants friendship. She needs to let go. Since Chloe’s never been ‘that girl’, it’ll be nice to see her come to her senses and hopefully we’ll see a few apologies. If not, we’re contacting the “Jerry Springer Show” or “Maury.”

Question of the week: Where did Nancy and Chloe get the bucks to go to Brazil? A week ago she couldn’t even afford to get her own hotel room.

Kate’s insecurity.
Kate can’t curb those concerns that Stefano will find out she and Rafe are doing the nasty. Maybe Rafe is on to something and she is more worried that Stefano knows and doesn’t care! It was refreshing that she decided to focus on Will instead of Stefano but why go behind Rafe’s back when he could have helped with her scheme to get Gabi to sign over a few rights to William? It’s unclear of how it would work if Gabi did sign considering Nick already had Will sign his rights away. Would one cancel out the other? And why does everyone keep saying how happy they are that Will is going to be able to see Arianna when the documents were clear that he’s not? Did I miss something? Rafe still believes Will signed the document to keep Sami out of the baby-to-be’s life but he didn’t even give Kate’s document a chance so how does he know it’s not what’s best for his sister? He’s ex-FBI so this doesn’t fit for his character unless we are to assume that Kate’s right and his jealousy is clouding his judgment. This argument may push these two toward letting go of their exes and perhaps make them realize they actually care for one another more than they thought.

Mag the nag.
Though it’s good to see a mother and son so close, especially these two, Maggie is getting into Daniel’s love life like a little too much. And how does she not see right through Jennifer? She was so hurt to think that kindhearted Jenn would do something so drastic as to humiliate Daniel but didn’t once consider that something was up? Same goes for Daniel. Even “cuz” and Nicole thought something was up. Maggie was also a bit daft to actually think that Kristen wasn’t ‘that devious’ to set Victor up. It would have been great to see Maggie attempt to get to the bottom of this rather than see her sobbing and not using her head!

The mind boggles.