I usually am the first one in line for some Salem justice. Comeuppance is something I look forward to and relish. But it turns out when the shoe’s on the other foot, I am less of a fan. When it’s Sami or Stephanie who did wrong and needs to pay, I am watering at the mouth with anticipation. But when grieving Nicole decides to scheme in the wake of losing her child (again!), I can’t help but wish she would get away with it.
Maybe I should back up. I can’t stand Jen. Without Jack, she is boring, nosy, and judgmental. And lately, she has taken all of these qualities to the extreme (except maybe boring), in her full on assault on Nicole. Plus I have a hard time separating the actress from the character sometimes, and Melissa Reeves Chick-Fil-A comments left a sour taste in my mouth.
Meanwhile, despite her whorish and manipulative ways, I love Nicole. I like an underdog, and Nicole is certainly that. But it seems like every few years Nicole tests my loyalty. Last time it was the whole Sydney debacle. This time it’s blaming Jen.
But the worst part for me is that Jennifer really did act inappropriately this time. If Nicole had said after she actually lost the baby “Jennifer was yelling at me and wouldn’t let me leave her house, then my baby died” that would have been true, and Jennifer would have looked like an ahole. Jen was out of control with the way she talked to prego Nicole. But no. That wasn’t enough. Nicole could have said that Jen was yelling at her and they struggled and Nicole fell down the stairs. That would have been true. But no. Instead she told an unnecessary lie that will certainly be figured out and lead to Jen being the victim of crazy Nicole. Sigh.
We all know what’s going to happen, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. Maybe they will surprise me, but eventually everyone will find out Nicole lost the baby before she fell down the stairs. Jen will be vindicated even though she was running around town acting like a raving lunatic. Lame.