Deconstructing DOOL: Frustration and annoyance sum this week up
Salem Shenanigans from August 10 – 14:
There are a few raves this week but all in all, I’m ranting heavily. Next week begins the new writers’ tenure. Maybe we’ll see a more positive column at that point!
Same old same old.
Not only did Brady force Theresa to fess up about her asinine lies, he was clear that he doesn’t love her and never will, and doesn’t trust her with his son. He shook her up for about five seconds and then she danced around, happy she’s still living there. Ack! His words went in one ear and out the other. Again. And worse, she’s already on to the next scheme. It’s probably a good thing she and Will aren’t BFFs. Can you imagine the carnage they’d leave in their wake?
Nothing new here.
Will used the confidential notes he took from Paul while on assignment and fed them to Derrick in a moronic attempt to set the men up in order to get Paul’s mind off his husband. I originally thought he stole Marlena’s notes because I don’t think that scene was clear on what happened. That or I was snoozing while watching. At any rate, here’s what needs to happen. We already know Will’s going to out himself but only because he knows if he doesn’t, Paul might.
Sonny in turn needs to dump Will.
Zoe needs to fire Will.
Sonny needs to sleep with Paul.
I added the last bit only because I’m tired of William’s garbage and it’d be nice for Sonny to give a little payback!
Moving forth with a new coupling.
Finally? Daniel and Nicole will really be together? Is that a light we see at the end of the very long tunnel? Both Maggie and Jennifer have been very accepting of their engagement and Maggie even bonded with Nicole. Surprising yes, but touching nonetheless. It’s nice to finally move away from the constant on again off again bull, the lies and manipulations. But can we trust it?
Misuse of Hope.
Ack. All Hope does anymore is pester Rafe about Weston in every scene she’s in and I can’t take it anymore. Honestly, how that’s not turning Rafe off is beyond me. We get that she’s not willing to give up but perhaps she should gather more information on her own before going to anyone? Doesn’t she have a new partner? And what’s up with Aiden? Why shred Clyde’s confidential files? Who does that? There’s too much secrecy going on from him for viewers which causes frustration and annoyance.
Another couple we can’t invest in.
We get it. Hotheaded Ben’s under a lot of stress right now, keeping it to himself that Abifail betrayed him with her ex but he let Chad get to him and cheapened his engagement with Abby by taunting Chad about it while he was placing the ring on her finger. That Abby didn’t even get upset with him spoke volumes. When Chad started up the classy thing to do would have been to just leave. On the other hand, Ben should just come clean that he knows she cheated and that he forgives her. And how weird was it that Abby and Ben didn’t go to her family to tell them their 'good news' together? For someone who claims not to feel stuck with Ben, she sure isn’t acting like the happy mother-to-be or wife-to-be.
Give us more.
Kate should just dump Clyde. He’s constantly taking her for granted, they’re not in love so why the hell doesn’t she just dump his ass? The saving grace have been these wonderful scenes between her and Marlena and Kate discussing her follies. They were the highlight of the week.
In last week’s Deconstructing DOOL I wondered how JJ restrained himself from punching douchey Kyle in the head after overhearing him kissing Paige. This week we learned Paige still has feelings for JJ, though she’s hiding them. JJ’s undercover operation is starting to get mildly interesting now that Roman and Watts learned that JJ could compromise their case. It felt like foreshadowing when Roman argued with Watts about wanting to put a wire on JJ. Maybe JJ will become a cop once he’s out of school.
Unfortunately this week’s column was pretty ranty. Maybe you’ve something more positive to say. If not, feel free to add to my rant!
Best lines of the week:
Victor says, "Sometimes I think you deserve to be stuck with an 'expletive deleted' like Nicole."
Stefano to Chad: "That boy is a lump," Stefano says, "do you understand, compared to you? A brainless side of beef."
- Christine Fix