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At the time I am writing this week’s column, it is Thanksgiving Day.
But the column for that won’t be available until next
week. So, with that said, here’s my two cents on last week.
Shawn/Belle/Philip/Mimi: We didn’t get much of Shawn or Philip
this week. Most of it was Belle and Mimi. I loved how Mimi gave
Belle the verbal smackdown about her obvious lingering feelings for
Shawn. Why can’t Belle just cut the “I’m married to Philip, I had his
baby, we’re staying together” crap and ’fess up? It’d surely end the
agony of things.
John/Marlena/Alex/Roman/Kate: They’re married. Alex and Marlena
are married. Quite the curveball. And quite the twist needed to,
unfortunately, prolong the storyline. I half-bought the explanation of
how Alex and Marlena met and fell in love and I half-turned it away.
There’s no way that could’ve happened. Unless, of course, Alex is
trying to account for the years before Marlena showed up in Salem.
But I just wonder why he’s only mentioning her marriages to Roman and
John? I know most of the current viewers started watching in the ’80s
or ’90s, and even after the twenty-first century began (like myself),
but any writer who’d try to stay true to the show’s history would
remember she had one other husband — Don Craig. It is like history
has been rewritten so that he never even existed! Although Belle
did mention Don Craig, Jr.’s death from SIDS, so maybe that’s not
the case. So. Anyway, since it looks like Marlena’s married to Alex,
she’s kicked John out of the penthouse one again, and he’s back to
living with Kate in her hotel suite. Speaking of Kate, what the hell
was she doing there during a matter that was only between John,
Marlena, and Alex? It was nice seeing her try to be a friend to
Marlena again, but other than that, what purpose did she serve?
Lucas/Sami/Austin/Nicole: I was quite impressed with the way this
storyline went this week. Sami more than made up for her mistake with
giving up the fact that Dr. Schnitzel would be meeting with Austin and
Nicole by befriending his fiancée, Lulu Weiner. (Did you get the
irony of what her name would be after they were married? Lulu
Weiner-Schnitzel? Ha! How hilarious!) And she urged Lulu to get Dr.
Schnitzel to give his Clear Visage account to Austin’s company, and
now, Sami’s a hero. (Oh, and everyone’s faces when they heard the sex
over the intercom? Priceless!) But all that ended when Lucas found
out from Sophie that Lulu’s actually a con artist who marries and
divorces rich men for their money. He was able to use that against
her by blackmailing her into getting her fiancé to sign back over to
Titan/Countess Wilhelmina again. Which she unfortunately did. Well, I
do like the corporate sabotage storylines going on, and I hope
it leads to some powerful conflicts in the coming weeks.
Jack/Jennifer/Frankie: So Jack tried to put his plan into motion
this week. As soon as Jennifer and Frankie went out to look for
Chelsea and Abby, who hadn’t reached home yet because of the coming
ice storm, he took all the pills prescribed to him in hopes of
ending his life right there. I hope Billie, who was there when he
collapsed to the floor, manages to revive him. Oh, wait. I almost
don’t hope for that. Actually, based on Jack’s recent actions, I
won’t miss him at all if he commits suicide! Enough said.
This storyline, quite frankly, sucks. Flat-out. Jack and
Jennifer deserve better material than this.
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