Or As I Call It, “Naptime”

This week has featured many riveting scenes about the Chad/Abigail/Cameron triangle.

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Oh, wait.

Seriously, this thing is so DOA. The three actors are likable, but there’s just nothing interesting about any of this. To quote Gertrude Stein, “There is no there there.” Remember the halcyon days when Cameron was a vision in golden booty shorts, or when Chad was busting up weddings that were none of his damn business? Those marginally interesting days are as long gone as Chloe Lane’s dignity, it seems. I never thought I’d long to see Abigail running around sniffing Austin’s hat, but I fear it’s come to that.

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7 Comments on “Or As I Call It, “Naptime””

  1. Alana Says:

    Ha, is this the first time Gertrude Stein has been quoted in a post about Days of Our Lives? Amazing.

    What was so funny to me yesterday was how Abby went to JEN about it, since Jen is so successful at juggling guys. Plus, the Dannifer saga is probably the least interesting thing on the show. Cameron is hot, but he is so patronizing to Abigail I have no idea what she is supposed to see in him, besides that he is a doctor.

    But most importantly- OMG- Chad’s pompadour is so over the top and amazing.

    • mykleraus Says:

      Yeah… my apologies to Gertrude Stein. I’m sorry for dragging you into this!

      LOL at Abigail going to Jen, though I did like those scenes. Especially when Abigail said, “But that was a loooong time ago…” and Jennifer shot her a look.

      Chad’s hair is GIVING ME LIFE. It’s so ridiculous.

  2. UnderYourWing Says:

    i so always totally FF thru this stuff IF i tape it if not i read thru it….NO interest in these lame stories with people i care not about….

    • mykleraus Says:

      I think I would definitely care about Abigail, and perhaps Chad, if they were doing something interesting. But this half-baked “Which guy will she choose?” thing is so event-free and dull.

  3. Dan Says:

    Abigail / Chad / Cameron sticks out like a sore thumb because it is the only traditional triangle on the show. The show has really worked hard to move away from the traditional two guys chasing after one woman or vice versa. Any other triangle / quad is a bit different (Jennifer / Daniel / J.J. and Kristen / Brady / Nicole / Eric).

    Ultimately, I think part of the problem is the younger male set is lacking. CD is nice as Chad, but his contract was coming up which clearly dictated the decision GT and CW were making. Last time, it worked out better with Rachel Melvin and Darren Brooks because they both left, but remember Felisha Terrell’s Arianna was originally intended as Max’s new love interest. With Chad in limbo, that left Gabi and Cameron, who hasn’t really sparked with either actor mainly because he was a poorly conceived character. I think there were attempts to incorporate Cameron into the canvas (his role in Gabi’s paternity drama / the stripper storyline) but ultimately nothing worked.

    I think they should dump Cameron or have him become involved with a young villainess, which this show desperately needs.

    • mykleraus Says:

      I didn’t know that about Original Arianna! I was barely watching during that period, though. When I tuned back in full-time, Brady was back and they were clearly testing them.

      I’m over Cameron. I find the actor likable enough (if a bit wooden), but there’s nothing to the character. He’s also too tenuously connected to the rest of the show. You’re right that they’ve tried to integrate him, but none of it has really proven interesting. I tend to get the sense that he mainly exists because “We have nothing else to do with Abigail.”

      The thing about this triangle that really doesn’t work for me is that it isn’t rooted in any inner struggle for Abigail. Cameron and Chad are both generally nice, attractive guys who treat her well. She just has two of them. The Sami triangles — as sick as we all got of them — tended to work because there was a clear struggle for the person in the middle. It was easy to understand that Rafe represented the heroic, noble person whom she thought she wanted to be, while EJ stood for a darkness that always has and always would separate Sami from her family. There’s none of that to this Abigail triangle. If they’re going to introduce ANOTHER love interest for her, I really think they should come at it that way. They’ve talked about her interest in journalism. Wouldn’t it be more interesting to build something in where she’s torn between a nerdier guy who shares her family values and her interest in writing, and a more adventurous type who can perhaps give the experiences that make writing great? I dunno, I’m just spitballing, but I think that’s what makes triangles work.

      I like Kate Mansi a lot, but her Abigail has done very little of consequence for over two years. She works well with her cousins (Nick, Sonny, Will) when they use her there, and she’s been integrated into Jennifer’s various storylines well. I thought Mansi really came to life during the Austin storyline. At this point, I’d prefer that they pair her with a recast Philip Kiriakis. If Carly and Vivian were still around, a new Nicholas Alamain would work, too.

    • mykleraus Says:

      The other interesting point is that it seems “the younger male set is lacking” — but in reality, they have a very strong trio in Will, Sonny, and Nick. The problem is that it doesn’t help Abigail as far as love interests, because all three are her cousins.


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