Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog
"He's on top of it!" (NBC Universal Inc.)
Salem Shenanigans from March 30 – April 3:
A lot went down this week so let’s get right to it!
Salemites have never been known for having the best manners but this week everyone meddled like it was their job. Marlena of all people is an adult, and a respected psychiatrist and yet she isn’t above reading over people’s shoulders and giving unsolicited advice. Want some unsolicited advice Marlena? Lose the lumberjack shirt.
Paige read a private text over JJ’s shoulder and then questioned him about it. Who does that?
Melanie…let’s just say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. She’s worse than Daniel and Maggie combined right now with her obsession with Theresa.
Nicole badgered Daniel about what’s going on between him and Jennifer but it didn’t concern her and of course Daniel being Daniel couldn’t set her mind at ease. Of course not. He was too busy taking great pains to get his ex-girlfriend’s son to his pad to grill him about having sex with Eve.
Eve. Oh Eve. (I’m clutching at my head.) The woman needs a life so badly.
Kate skulked through town humiliated because the media except for Nicole, wrote about her demise at DiMera enterprises. Lucas foreshadowed that it won’t be long before Kate tries to take over his job at Titan and you know he’s right. It’s been a few years since he disowned her…
Sonny attempted to get Will to listen to his whining and see how ridiculous he sounded which was sort of validating. It’s such a remarkable dynamic, Paul being Sonny’s ex, unaware who Will was when they were together and Will being unaware that Paul was his husband’s ex. Sonny doesn’t even appear jealous that Paul and Will were together. It’s unclear how he feels. Their first anniversary couldn’t have come at a more difficult time but the fact that they were touched by Gabi’s gift spoke volumes. Of course, later on at the carnival, Sonny let his attraction for Paul show. What a crazy situation. Last week in Deconstructing DOOL Will couldn’t see through the thick fog of desperation and jealousy but this week there was a brief and much needed respite from his whiny behaviour when he acknowledged that Sonny and Paul had a past but that he had hopes for their future. That’s the Will we’d prefer to see! And now it’s out – John is Paul’s father which means Will had sex with his step-uncle? Is that right? That’s funny. What is really curious is why Tori feels she has shamed her father. Didn’t John tell Marlena he wasn’t with her while he knew Tori? Not that the timeline makes sense but this is a soap.
In last week’s poll, 87% stated that they wanted to see more of Rafe but nobody wants to see Rafe getting into Will and Sonny’s marital issues and telling Marlena that he’ll step in if Arianna’s affected. Nobody wants to see Rafe as a busybody. We’ve enough of those in Salem.
We finally saw that Kristen gave birth to baby Black though we couldn’t tell if the baby’s a girl or a boy. Theresa’s feeling as though she is empty and missing something but is it really possible for a woman to feel that way when someone steals her embryo? What a question! Either way it was touching to see Eve be there for her little sister who really does need support right now.
When is Melanie going to realize that Kristen stole Theresa and Brady’s embryo?
With Stefano’s help, Chad manipulated Abigail once again and since, she has been a little flustered around him and they’ve shared a little banter. They have chemistry. Who knew? Meanwhile, Ben made a big boo boo by asking if EJ read Jack’s book but he quickly apologized. He really should be honest about his feelings instead of acting as though what she did with EJ was none of his business and then making a gaffe like that. It’d be easier to respect Ben if he simply shared his opinion whatever it may be.
What's in a last name?
Xander refused to give Nicole his surname on two separate occasions. What’s he hiding? Rumour has it that he’s a Kiriakis. They sure want us to know that Xander has taken Serena to bed and possibly while she was dating Eric in Africa but many fans don't seem to care because they don't care for Serena.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander?
Adrienne and Lucas took about a nanosecond to jump into bed after Justin left for Dubai and they did it right in her marital bed after she droned on about the evils of cheating. There was something comfortable about the scene though, oddly, as though they’ve been together for a long time. What happens when Justin returns having dumped Elsa? Are we in for a love triangle? Vote! Days poll: Who should Adrienne be with?
This is an opinion piece. Please feel free to give your own opinion in the comments section. Don't be shy! Happy spring!
Best lines of the week:
Theresa to Melanie: “I’m nice to my grandmother and small children that is when I'm not biting the heads off of chickens."
Maggie to Adrienne: "He'll want to be on top of this. Adrienne: "I'll make sure he's on top... of this!"
- Christine Fix