So at this point my husband (TheOtherDiMera) and I are at an impasse regarding the Nicole/Jen SL. I know Nicole lied. Repeatedly. For no real reason other than desperation and selfishness. But I also think Jen was out of line inserting herself into that situation, and treated then pregnant Nicole inappropriately. But seeing Jen apologize to Nicole yesterday made me come around to an ok resolution of that SL. Even if it was wildly unnecessary for everyone to pressure Nicole to the point of a suicide attempt and complete mental breakdown. I think Salem (and especially Abby!) may, (to use Jennifer Aniston terminology- she is Victor’s real life daughter after all), be missing a sensitivity chip.
I know my love of Nicole is just as irrational as my dislike of Jen, but who said opinions of DOOL had to be rational, right? I blame the out-of-the-park acting of Ari Zucker, who seems to be able to make me root for Nicole no matter what she does.
Sure, Nicole lost everything. But why not confront her about it in front of everyone. Abby, any salt to throw in her wounds?
Meanwhile, Kristin is back and John is back to being a complete idiot. “Kristin had no way of knowing I would be at the cabin.” Really, John? REALLY? She is a DiMera. You think they are incapable of eavesdropping and having people followed? Pa-lease. Eileen Davidson is rocking it in her return role, though, and even gave me a few moments pause as she laid out her most sympathetic arguments for herself. I honestly don’t know where this SL is going, and I love it.
Nothing to see here. Just two ex-enemies sleeping in on a couch in a remote cabin. What happened to the bed in the Horton cabin btw?
In the younger set, Gabi and Nick are head over heals, which makes it a perfect time for Gabi to find out she is prego (this has been obvious since the day she and Will rekindled their bone-mance). Gabi went from insisting that Nick accept Will and Sonny to not really caring that he finds homosexuality wrong pretty quickly. Nick’s homophobia doesn’t make sense to me for his genius character with a heart of gold. Tad was much more believable as a homophobe, and now he’s playing matchmaker with Will and Sonny. Makes perfect sense.
Meanwhile Abby seems to be the only person in town who doesn’t know what Gabi did to Melanie or why, and everyone (except Chad) seems to have put that whole “I knew Melanie was kidnapped and where she was and didn’t tell anyone” thing behind them. I do kind of love how they are bringing back things, like Abby’s virginity, which they seemed to clumsily walk away from earlier on.
Poor Abby, pouring her heart out to Gabi despite Gabi deserving “worst friend ever” honors.
Meanwhile Sonny and Will broke up because Lucas needed a story line to be involved in, and Sonny doesn’t want to tell Will about his sexual past. Okaaaaaaay. This is just tension building before Will finds out Gabi is preggers, right?
We’ve all done things we aren’t proud of. I’m pretty sure it’s in our DNA.
Overall, I’m engaged and interested in where everything is going. Eric will be coming back soon, there are rumors of a TBD character making a return, some hotter guy is coming in to play Cameron, and I am loving Salem. Even if my opinions are irrational, at least the show is interesting enough to have irrational opinions about, amiright?