Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog
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Salem Shenanigans from February 24 – 28:
Another fun week of spying on Salemites. We saw the end of one affair, two couples starting fresh, and one psycho pulling everyone’s strings. On to the blog.
“This will never happen again.”
At least not until next time…EJ and Abigail’s story heated up this week when he forcibly told her that what they were doing was wrong. You know, because she couldn’t figure it out on her own… EJ was really cruddy to her which we assume he thought was the only way to make this girl see that the affair had to end. He was right of course. It appears as though she may be equating hot sex with an expression of love. She’s young and living in a fantasy world. Didn’t Jenny teach her the facts of life? Does Abigail know about EJ’s super potent sperm? He hadn’t had sex in months which made it even more virile and I doubt either was using any form of protection. I want to say EJ really should have known better than to get with her but really, at this point what does it matter?
Sonny and Will announced their engagement to Adrienne and oddly Sonny’s expectations were high. She found it rather sudden like there should have been some build up toward that final goal. She didn’t figure moving in was a big step in that direction? I do agree marriage is a big step and she did seem like she was just trying to process the whole thing. Sonny needs to change his expectations with her or he’ll always be hurt by the things she says. They have this illusion that nothing is going to change once they marry and they think they’ll always want to live with Gabi and Arianna. Eventually they may want their own life and if they’re both in Arianna’s life and she knows she’s loved there should be no reason why they can’t live apart. Just like the rest of the world…Not that it matters because Gabi’s leaving the show.
Nick strikes again.
Buddy’s a real piece of work. Not only did he come between Gabi and Tad but he hurt T’s feelings in the process. It was unnecessary and cruel. Maybe it’s better if T was out of the picture as far as Gabi goes because it doesn’t look like this is going to end well for her.
We learned Jordan’s surname is Rogers – we assume, otherwise why would the camera have panned to Ben’s Club TBD application? Rafe and Jordan have the same exact temperament which really bores the crap out of me. They agree on everything, are sweet, nice, good, yawn… Oh but…did we hear her correctly? Jordan finds Rafe philosophical? Rafe. Rafe’s a good guy but nobody’s ever mistaken him for philosophical. The most exciting thing that happened between these two this week was Rafe saying he was going commando but he only meant that he’s sans cane now. I thought it was really well done how long the show delayed getting rid of the cane. It’s good to see him not quite back to his old self but still on the mend. This is a rarity in soaps. I remember when PhillyK had a prosthetic leg and only limped for a few months until the show decided they were finished with all that.
We’re still no further in figuring out Kate’s motivation in helping Rafe other than her feeling of guilt. Is there still more?
Daniel and Jenny.
In case you didn't think Rafe and Jordan were stimulating enough, they brought Daniel and Jennifer back together. Their reunion was stifled by their very valid concerns that Theresa will cause even more havoc if she learns these two are back together. The reunion seemed really fast even though I was expecting it but their chemistry didn't disappoint. Maybe keeping things clandestine will give their relationship a necessary jab of energy where otherwise they're lukewarm.
It would be better to me if they wouldn't match two characters with the same subdued temperament as a couple when it's obvious that the outcome isn't really that entertaining.
I think the pairing of Nicole and Jenny as friends again has been much more fun for some of us considering their history.
Nicole can’t possibly think she can put together that shredded paper and turn it into a document Eric can read, especially after he saw it and she told him it was something she shredded by mistake. Now what? It truly was a bore when Sami came thundering in like an avalanche, waiting to pounce on Nicole for treating her brother the way a cat would catnip. Sami reminding Eric that Nicole stole her baby 394, 000 years BC was just plain annoying.
Nicole's secret's not going to take long to get out with Marlena on the case. Going to Stefano for help was definitely the way to get what she wants but is she once again going to hurt Eric with a secret?
The Holy Terror.
I know Sami promised bratty Ciara that if she returned her gianormous diamond earring stud to her she’d buy her ten pairs and the reason why she promised is because she was under duress but she should never have had to follow through with this. It sends the wrong message and should have been explained to Ciara a long time ago that when you find somebody’s property you give it back. There could have been a reward but certainly not a set of diamond earrings. Honesty. I also don’t understand why Hope didn’t just give the earrings back to Sami to decide what to do with them but I guess if she had, her story with Aiden wouldn’t have progressed... or regressed.
Weigh in on what should have been done with those earrings in this week's Days poll: Ciara's earrings.
The older holy terror.
JJ's done some growing and already it's been fun to see him do community service around the Horton square. Hopefully this will include some eavesdropping on conversations. How delicious that Bev and Rory already got him into trouble on the first day! I'm glad he's still friends with those two and that the show isn't turning him into Mr. Goody-Two-Shoes.
Best lines of the week:
Sami, "He's like catnip to women."
Victor yells, "Brady, I've had about a gut full of you."
"I figured it's about time to go commando," Rafe says.
- Christine Fix