Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog
One point for Chad, zero for Abs' willpower!
Salem Shenanigans from June 1 – 5:
It was an incredibly short week in Salem. Let’s get right to it.
It took Melanie the entire week to say goodbye to loved ones but in Salem-time she wasted no time in quitting her job and getting her arse out of town, knowing if she stayed there would be constant headaches and drama from Theresa. Smart move but it sucks that Theresa, in a sense, won.
Honesty hour was a way for Will to get his husband to admit he’s in love with Paul. I guess it never occurred to him to simply ask, “Are you still in love with Paul?” At least Will admitted that he blew off therapy but if Sonny hasn’t seen it yet, that’s a massive red flag. Will’s been stuck in first gear, blaming all of his issues on everyone else and not taking responsibility for his problems. He’s not going to fix them until he accepts that he created them. At least it came out that Sonny’s in love with Paul. It was pretty immature of Will to think that it was impossible to love more than one person. Hasn’t he ever heard of Polyamory? Plus, there are different kinds of love. Knowing the actor is leaving, it’s hard to speculate on what’s in store with this threesome but easy to have moments where we want Sonny to kick Will to the curb.
Eric and Betty Boop.
Last week in my Days rant I thought it looked as though Eric was getting closer to seeing Serena’s not so perfect. This week they had their own little ‘honesty hour’ when Eric learned his woman had bedded his friend Xander and kept it from him. I don’t know how to feel about this turn of events. Why did Xander send Serena the photo? Beyond that I’m having trouble caring. Even though we know Serena has been keeping secrets from him, Eric doesn’t, so why wouldn’t he take her explanation that she didn’t want to discuss a past relationship with him? One that made her sick? Maybe it’s early and I’m still half-asleep but he seemed awfully angry when I don’t know why he would care. Maybe it’s this story…
Uh. At least Daniel found the secret compartment in the elephant statue though I don’t know why it makes a difference since it’s empty. This story gives me a headache, much like Serena’s painted on dresses which belong more at a night club than a hospital. She’s not the only one with wardrobe issues. Vote on the worst dressed in Salem.
Eve and Jennifer’s fight was just another rehash of all of their other fights that I found myself drifting and had to actively force myself to listen. Even their catfight didn’t hold any interest for me. This story has expired. It’s past its due date. By now the focus should solely be on Eve’s unhealthy obsession with JJ and Paige’s transformation. JJ’s explanation for why he had sex with Paige’s mother overandoverandover only showed us what we already knew, which is that somehow he thinks he’s not good enough for Paige and that he’s like his “dirtbag” father. I truly don’t get where the writers are going with this because Jack made one mistake years ago and was otherwise a pretty good person. At least that’s always been my recollection of him. Am I wrong?
Abs-olutely no willpower.
It was nice to see Abigail talk to Kayla about her issues, though I find she’s condemning herself way too much over ‘judging’ what Jennifer did to Paige via JJ. I think Paige would be happy someone’s on her side. And Jennifer’s usually perfect so why wouldn’t it shock her kid that she would do something so drastic? I digress. On the heels of Abs' talk with Kayla, she ran to Chad long enough for him to put the moves on her. Whether or not I think they should be together, their kiss was pretty hot. And ridiculously cheesy all at the same time.
“It is going to happen.”
“No. No. No.”
And then it happened. I thought Kayla told her to let her ‘heart’ tell her what’s right, not her ‘hooha’!
This is an opinion piece and I’d love to read your opinion about what went on this week on “Days.”
Best lines of the week:
Paige, "It's not every girl who gets to ask her boyfriend who was better in bed. Me or mom. You know I just think I'll just die if you say my mom's a better kisser than I am.”
Photos courtesy: Howard Wise/JPI
- Christine Fix