We all know why she would want to screw with Chanel’s livelihood. And we all know that she’s vowed revenge on Paulina and Chanel outside of the law. Paulina certainly seems to think Sloan’s behind her ransacked office. But it just feels too obvious and not really her style. Though it is a bit more elegant than leaving a note of cut-out letters for Paulina.
Lady Whistleblower’s column isn’t all that exciting if there aren’t any whistles to blow. Drug the town, see what indiscretions pop up and then get weeks’ worth of stories to write out of it? It’s underhanded and low, but that’s exactly Leo’s style.
She’s almost in the “too obvious” category since Talia is one of the few folks besides Chanel who has easy access. Plus, Jada has really hammered home how odd it is for the doctor to be working in a bakery, passion or not. But while the how is right in front of us, what we can’t figure out is the why. Something from her past? Dad Marcus’ past?
What if Sloan’s parents aren’t actually dead? Or what if at least one of them isn’t? People returning to life to exact revenge on those who wronged them is a Salem staple — especially if using their fake deaths to send Chanel to prison fell through. It seems pretty cruel if Sloan isn’t in on it of course, but daytime parents are kind of notorious for abandoning their kids.
We haven’t met him (yet), but he might have just as much hatred for Paulina and Chanel as his sis. At first, he may have been content to let Sloan try taking down their parents’ murderers through conventional, legal means. But that’s all failed and if he’s seething with as much, if not more, resentment than Sloan, now would be the time for him to decide to take revenge into his own hands.
The Ex of Her Ex
While chatting with Tripp, Paulina mentioned pretty much swiping Chanel’s dad right out of the arms of another woman he was dating. Interesting to bring that up now because that could create a lot of resentment. And over the years, that could fester into wanting revenge on the woman who stole her man and the child they conceived together.
No, we aren’t suggesting TR is back for revenge — mainly because we really don’t want that brand of monster back — but he could have family out there who, like Sloan, want revenge on those who took TR. Lani’s locked up in jail, but Paulina’s free and what better way to strike at her than her other daughter?
This one would seem to come from out of left field, but the effects of the drug seem pretty similar to what he was using on EJ. Inhibitions are being lowered and folks are getting hot and heavy. And when you piece that together with Eric and Nicole ending up succumbing to the biscuits together, it seems like a pretty decent plan for Stefan to split apart the couple that’s been scheming against him.
We know, this just doesn’t make sense! Paulina wouldn’t do anything to harm her baby girl! Except… she does seem to be going off the deep end, determined to prove Sloan is out to get them. Panic attacks, demanding Sloan’s arrest, confronting her in her apartment. If all else has failed in removing Sloan from their lives, maybe Paulina’s decided drastic measures will have to be taken to frame her enemy.
Is she really gone? Is she really starting over? What if she’s heartbroken enough from losing Chanel that she’s gone off the deep end? OK, this might be the most far-fetched one of all. But she does know how to access the bakery and hey, who knows what lingering effects there are from being possessed by the literal devil?