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Deconstructing DOOL: Could this have been the most depressing week of Days ever?

Salem Shenanigans from March 28 – April 1:

Suzanne Rogers, John Aniston "Days of our Lives" Set NBC Studios Burbank 10/14/15 © Howard Wise/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661 Episode # 12813 U.S.Airdate 03/30/16

It was a dark, action packed week full of twists and turns at every corner. While we can appreciate the stories, fans, myself included, are still coming to terms with the depressive state of the show.

Losing her mind.
Either Abigail’s going crazy, or someone’s drugging her to think she is or she has a bad case of PTSD. Last Friday’s Deconstructing DOOL I wondered who made that phone call to her. We still haven’t heard anything about it but just in case it’s some piece of the puzzle, I don’t want to forget it! More and more it’s looking as though she cut up her own negligee, but since she can’t recall, did she? Ben’s had a lot of time to think about ways to make her nuts, so I don’t want to discount that she may not be going completely off the rails. Kate Mansi’s doing a good job in making this believable. It helps that it’s dark and stormy out, the power has been iffy, and nobody in the mansion believes in using flashlights. Love the creepy music playing while Abby was singing to the baby, but let’s get the show on the road. Bring on Ben and let’s keep JJ out of that fugly cop uniform. He looks great in the black leathers.

Things just got real.
Even though I can’t blame Deimos for taking revenge, I mean his brother stole his entire life from him, but this is so freaking dark, especially for a soap!

I wasn’t taking Deimos that seriously. I mean he’s Victor’s little brother, we don’t know him that well yet, and I’ve always seen Victor as untouchable. Even when Deimos put the mysterious drugs into Maggie’s pill bottle, I still wasn’t afraid. I thought they’d bring on her myasthenia gravis symptoms, something I assumed she could counteract quite easily. Not the case! And those papers he drew up – he just took everything from Victor! That in itself was pretty shocking. I can’t recall when somebody got one over on Victor to this extent, not even Stefano. But how did Deimos know when the drugs would take effect?

I’m absolutely sick that Maggie’s now paralyzed and her back’s broken. What the hell? The depths Deimos has gone to were unexpected and then Friday’s horror with Victor having what looks to be a heart attack? How much more depressing can this show be?

The party of the year?
That was the worst party I’ve never been to. The party consisted of Theresa crawling around on the floor looking for her ring, which sure, was cute, but otherwise, it lasted five minutes. After Maggie found the ring and collapsed, it was over. It left me wondering what it was all for. All those actors in one space and nothing decent happened yet only a small few attended Abs and Chad’s wedding.

Chase’s bail.
Chase got off on bail this week and we’re left speculating on who bailed him out. It couldn’t have been Andre. He’s as penniless as Chase I think. It may have been his aunt from Chicago or this lawyer friend of Aiden’s from Chicago that Hope mentioned. We know Cosgrove’s returning, so maybe Aiden has a twin brother.

Chase’s desperation is worrisome. He’s not only a rapist but a thief now. What’s next? The way “Days” has been written lately, should we be concerned he’ll commit murder? I mean why not. Everyone else does.

Hope’s support.
Again the mother and daughter scenes between Ciara and Hope have been a pleasure to watch. Hope’s been exceedingly supportive and Ciara has made the rape more real by confessing she was saving herself for marriage.

Hernandez clan.
Dario’s got a pretty big chip on his shoulder. Not that I can blame him, what with his father walking out on them, but now that he knows that it wasn’t up to Eduardo, I wish he’d cut him a little slack. Gabi and Rafe have. But then if there was no conflict it’d be a bore.

Steve and Kayla’s romance saves the week.
At least we had five minutes of love this week between Kayla and Steve, but that’s one dish nobody should make if they want to get romantic!

For those who will ask, I Googled the lyrics. The duo danced to Clint Black’s When I said I do.

Feel free to post a comment below and don’t forget that I’m on Twitter!

Best lines of the week:

Victor to Maggie about Theresa, “I cannot sit and watch that she-devil drag Brady around by the nose.”

Victor to John about Brady and Theresa, “Maybe they’re about to announce their break-up.”

Victor to Summer, “You’re the opportunistic little grifter that crawled out of the gutter to bilk my wife.”

Deimos to Kate, “You like powerful men with sizeable holdings.”

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