Guns, bombs, gassings … yawn.
I’ve been trying to understand why most of these “dramatic” situations fall so incredibly flat. I’ve called the Salemites Wile E. Coyotes before, and that was what today’s show (10/3) reminded me of. (Actually I’m pretty sure Andre shops at Acme.) An endless loop of pointless violence rushing, rushing to its preordained conclusion … which is right back where we started.
The best part about today’s show was when Stefano said he was doing all this for Elvis, and the fabulous Thaao Pengliss sneered, “And just who have I been doing all this for?” Finally we had a small moment establishing motivation for both men, and, even better, it was a callback to the sibling rivalry between Andre(Tony) and EJ back in June.
Now I’ve gone on record saying the show should just cut their losses with EJami and pair EJ with someone else, but I must admit that the other moment that piqued my interest today was when Sami told EJ she cared about him and Lucas saw her holding him and crying. Why? Because no matter what I might think about Ejami as a pairing, these are the emotional moments that ground the action. The EJ/Sami wedding might be as contrived as contrived can be (and Sami certainly hasn’t thought this through. “Stefano could die any day,” she says. On the other hand maybe he’ll live for thirty years. Who is going to raise those twins? Where is Will going to live?), but it could raise the stakes for this feud like nothing else. I’m also very curious about what Lucas is going to do, now that he finally looks to be breaking his ties with Kate. I like the idea that he’s going to change his last name to Horton, which come to think of it separates him not only from Kate Roberts but from Sami Roberts. I like it.
Did I just say that I’m interested in the EJ/Sami/Lucas triangle? I think I did. Eek.