I guess it’s a good thing that they didn’t just have Andre pop up from that building explosion like Wile E. Coyote and go about his business, and they certainly got the brutality of his injuries right…
But I would reeeeeally be fine never again seeing someone pull a nail out of his face. Ack. Can someone explain why he wouldn’t have gone to the hospital? Aside from a fear of being pronounced dead on the spot, of course. He wasn’t doing anything illegal (I mean, trespassing, sort of, but that’s small potatoes), and you know he loves any opportunity to force the “good” Salemites to pay attention to him. Yes, transporting himself home and then staggering around bleeding all over the house and howling seems like a much easier plan.
I’m not sure it’s going to help Chad’s case with Abigail if they go back to the mansion and there’s even more blood spattered around. I actually sort of love the idea of seeing the DiMera mansion get a bright makeover (and yes, I realize that this is probably an excuse to re-use the set), but how banal and hilarious is it that the house is being foreclosed on? Stefano had half a billion dollars sitting around for Sami to steal, but he didn’t pay his damn mortgage?!
I’d like to promise that I will stop harping on the timeline, but I can’t promise that, because it continues to confound me in new and ridiculous ways.
When Ava sent Joey on his way, she told him to go back to school. Steve came up to her immediately afterward. Sometime in the middle of their conversation, it turned from day to night. So were they talking for five hours? Because Joey went back to school, got a booze hook-up, got drunk, and made it to Ciara’s party all while that conversation was going on.
Fairly minor in the grand scheme of things, yeah. But still irritating! I will say this, though, and I’m as surprised as anyone: I’m liking this Ava story. It’s twisting and turning in ways I haven’t expected, but the pace doesn’t feel unnaturally fast, and best of all, it isn’t predicated on everyone being total morons (except Joey, but that’s kind of the point there). And Ava’s level of batshit crazy is honestly cracking me up. When she burst out with that deranged grin and shouted at Steve, “I brained her!!!”, I was dying.
Meanwhile, over at Ciara’s lame-ass party:
Hope heard that Marlena’s cleavage brought Eric out of his coma, so she thought she’d slip on a black leather halter top and give it a shot. And goodness knows she’s gonna need luck, if her big plan to keep her family safe is to take them to a remote island that’s both very accessible from Salem and pretty much the first place anyone would think to look for Hortons outside Salem (well, there or downtown Africa).