Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog
Kim's return. (Howard Wise/JPI)
Salem Shenanigans from May 25 – 29:
May sweeps came to a close with the big reveal of JJ and Eve’s tryst and the fallout of baby Tate’s arrival and is leading us into summer with a huge change to Brady, Theresa, and Melanie’s lives. Hopefully there’s room alongside the drama for a little fun in the sun after all they have gone through recently.
The most wisest, mature woman I know.
This week Brady called Melanie the wisest, most mature woman he knows, words nobody has ever heard or used to describe Melanie Jonas. Words nobody has ever thought of in conjunction with Melanie Jonas. This is the same girl who not six months ago fled Italy with a sack full of money from counting cards and with three goons after her. Thank goodness she had the good sense to turn his proposal down. He should stick with AA and NA for a while and focus on his child instead of jumping into a marriage. Overall I always loved Melanie and Brady’s friendship but since her return she seems over-the-top self-conscious and cutsie that I almost sided with Theresa to get her out of town. Almost, except that she broke my heart with talk about growing up with Trent and finally learning to love that she just might be the most selfless woman in Salem about now. Poor Tate (tater-tot!) just may need a step-mommy because his own is unstable. If Mommy Dearest thinks that using her kid and manipulating Melanie into leaving Salem will make it easier for Brady to fall in love with her, she’s misguided and stupid.
Kimberly’s brief return:
I didn’t watch “Days” in the 80s during Kimberly’s heyday and none of her returns for the past few years have endeared me to her. Maybe if they kept her longer than a few days it would help some of us to know her better and make her relevant. With that being said with Patsy Pease’s portrayal of her she sure has depth. She’s coming off as sweet, protective, loving, overbearing, and really frazzled to the extent that she seems a little off, mentally. Shame she’s once again leaving so soon. We just learned Jason Cook is returning to Days and hopefully it’s for a little longer than three scenes.
In last week’s DOOL rant I talked about how chilling the scenes of Paige revealing she knows about the affair were and the superb acting. This week we can already see that Paige has grown from the wide-eyed doe we knew into someone else just by checking out her wardrobe which is dark and brooding, much like her mood. I’m eager to see where they take the poor girl but really hope she gets more than just Daphne to lean on. I’ve got to hand it to JJ, he doesn’t give up. He actually thinks he can get her back. Ew. Good luck with that. Who else thought JJ and Eve’s argument Friday was going to lead to some naked time on the sofa? I really wanted it to happen just to watch them both bang their heads against the wall and ask why, oh why this keeps ‘happening’ to them! Haha!
Finally Serena warned Nicole to stay away from Xander, but something tells me it’s too late and Nicole’s going to want to hurry the hell up and talk to someone about this or she’s rat bait. It also looks like Eric’s getting closer to seeing Serena isn’t so perfect.
Abby and her adoring men.
Abby had an interesting week for Abby. She and Ben made up without much fanfare after she stopped judging Ben for being a Weston, then she judged her mother for keeping JJ and Eve’s liaison a secret from Paige and then upon realizing what she was doing, promptly apologized to Chad for not being fair to him when she learned he lied about having a brain tumour. She’s paving the way back into Chad’s bed. I’m not sure I see much point to any of this except to wonder what the heck is in that file Stefano has on Abigail.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this week and don’t forget to vote your opinion on Kimberly’s return to Days.
Best lines of the week:
Brady, “And my grandfather is Tony Soprano.”
Lucas to Kate: “Mom, shut up.”
Eve to JJ, “You’re subhuman.”
- Christine Fix