Does Salem Have a Weavologist?
Who’s the winner for Best Wig at the bicentennial gala? Your contestants are as follows:
Adrienne, who wanted to make sure she’d look like her date’s mother…
The dynamic duo of Kate Roberts and
Nicole Walker Kate Gosselin…
and Theresa, who looks like she’s going to topple under the weight of that thing at any moment.
Just kidding! They all look absolutely ridiculous.
The 60s theme for the gala is a fun nod to the decade of the show’s origin, but boy, were some of those wigs a bad idea. Dishonorable mention goes to Hope, who was described on another board as looking like Susan Banks, and now I can’t un-see that. That said, most of the men look great — Brady up there in particular, and also Daniel, who cleans up so well! — and quite a few other women look lovely. Check out Marlena, Eve, and Jennifer, for example:
I can’t be the only one who wondered if they were going for some kind of Jennifer/Roman chemistry test, right? I’m actually not hating Roman’s expanded role of late, but the thought of sticking Melissa Reeves with Ol’ Dentures McGee does not sit well with me. I wouldn’t mind seeing Roman in a C-level relationship with Maxine or Laura Horton or something, but do we really need to relegate Jennifer to that?
I’ve had plenty to say about the stupidity of turning Hope/Aiden into a lesser version of Abigail/Ben, but I have to say that I’m enjoying the melodramatic tension of this gala — even if I don’t understand why Hope would plan to have her wedding after a damn party. Everyone’s going to be hammered by the time the reception rolls around! And who the hell wants to get dressed for a theme party before getting dressed for her own wedding? I’m also still struggling with the false equivalency of Bo racing to stop this wedding. He doesn’t know that Aiden is planning to kill Hope. Caroline doesn’t know that. Hope chose to move on with another man. I know Bo still loves her, but what does he think he’s “rescuing” her from? Not that I didn’t squeal with glee at him and Steve taking off on the motorcycle, or at Caroline shouting at them to stop the wedding, but there’s a logical component that doesn’t add up here. Nevertheless, Monday and Tuesday’s episodes felt super-soapy — this has the air of a real, fancy soap gala, with everyone dressed up and swirling around and intersecting, and I love that, so I’m just trying to go with the idiotic story elements. Throwing in a bunch of toasts to Tom and Alice to make me tear up helped, too.