Credit: Murder mystery coming? (NBC Universal Inc.)

Deconstructing “DOOL” from April 29 – May 3:


Arguing with his pardner.
John’s become so bored with his storyline that he has taken to faking some sort of southern accent when arguing with Roman? Usually it’s Roman who favours the John Wayne drawl.

Ciara’s secret.
Ciara and Kristen’s chat was bizarre. Ciara is a strange little kid. She’s kind of fun, yet weird. It’s unusual to see a child get her own storyline before a vet like Hope. There’s something off about Ciara being so obsessive with Kristen and that freaking photo – and by the way, who took the photo? Sy’s skeevy pal? Sy has a brain? Or did Stefano’s boy RicardBo kill Sy?

Liberating themselves.
Both Kristen and John confessed their master plans. They both want Brady to walk in on them in bed together. We can all agree with Stefano and Victor, who think it’s a sick idea. Victor had a good point when he asked if John could do something less drastic like killing Kristen. After all, John plans on losing his son and the love of his life anyway. Hmm. Is John an idiot or is his plan brilliant? Vote!

A dancer he is not.
EJ may be many things. He can be charming and devilish but the boy dances like my mum, especially with the “tsst tsst tsst.” He should never do that again. It does make sense that he’d want to disown my Stefano after being disowned the way he was last year. Who can blame him? It was horrible. Will Justin agree to it? Will they succeed?

Worst line: EJ to Sami, “You’re really enthusiastic tonight.” Ew. During sex, don’t talk.

The Three Stooges.
Will, EJ, and Sami actually trust Stefano to make the evidence against Will disappear? None of us trusts him! Everything Stefano does comes with strings attached. They’re not this dense so why write them this way?

A taunting we will go.
It’s been a cross between fun and tense watching EJ and Rafe snipe at one another. Rafe’s got that cocky smirk and lately those good comebacks while EJ’s got the DiMera way of being able to hide his emotions.

Dan and Jenn:
Daniel giving away his and Jenn’s dinner tickets to Abby and Cam was a really sweet thing to do. Afterward, he, Parker, and Jenn gathered under Alice’s giant doily from the 1950s which goes well with Jenn’s bland outfits, which she plans around her bland bedroom décor, which allows for her bland personality to shine right through. Yep.