Reuniting. (NBC Universal Inc.)

Deconstructing “DOOL” from February 17 – 21:

Another great week in Salem. Blackmail and sex were on the agenda, three couples had sex in one day which was some record we haven’t seen in a while, and the priest threw away his collar.

Is Gabi a naïve young girl or just plain slow? I’ve not given Gabi a lot of thought lately but she and Nick were good together once. As much as Gabi still has feelings for him, we know he’s manipulating her along with Kate, Sami, and Abigail. No way has he forgiven a murder attempt on his life. But the big question is, will Nick hurt Gabi? Does he really find her innocent in all of this? Gabi compared her and Nick’s relationship to Sami and EJ’s, something that had never occurred to me though it was a good point. Sami and EJ have done a million times worse things to each other and have forgiven each other. It’s a little delicious that Nick still hasn’t done anything about those photos (we assume) he took of EJ and Abigail kissing.

Tossed aside like yesterday’s newspaper.
Abigail raided the attic and donned some of Alice’s clothing and went bar hopping alone. As she stared at the bottom of her chardonnay and thought up ways she could “keep” EJ, he and his Samanther made love. EJ was vulnerable. He was in need and in the moment I don’t think he realized that he essentially took advantage of a 21 year old that isn’t yet worldly enough to know that the affair they had was just physical. More and more I don’t see it going anywhere even though Ali Sweeney’s leaving as Sami by the year’s end. I felt a little sad for Abby because her naivety got her hurt but when she went back and seduced EJ, knowing he was trying really hard to be true to Sami I shook my head. She didn’t learn from what she did to Austin and Carrie. Different situation but she still came between a married couple. This is calculated. The girl is out of control. Not even a few cold showers will help her now. Though their sex scenes are hot, really hot, this is so very wrong. It makes it easier to feel for Sami now that she and EJ are getting back on track and have made love. She told him she knew he wouldn’t hurt her again. Ouch. Bunny boiler saw it all.