The Mourning After
Ugh, I hate when you’re sitting around with your recently deceased father’s ex-wife and fiancée, and you realize all three of you have had sex with the man who got your dad’s heart!
All this caterwauling over Daniel is exactly what I would’ve predicted if you had told me a year ago that he would tragically die in a car accident and have his heart donated. A wing of the hospital! Kayla breaking down over her colleague instead of her damn brother who just died! Nicole schlepping all over town in that hideous coat (where’s the brown leather jacket?)! Some of the fallout has been well played and necessary, given his prominence in recent years — like the Jennifer/JJ stuff — but you would think Alice Horton died again, the way everyone is carrying on.
I’m not sure how to feel about the makeover Salem High got this week.
My guess is that they shot this in the studio hallway, outfitted with some posters and a few lockers. Not bad, but they clearly had to shoot only against that wall, and the visual quality was so different from how it is when they shoot on sets. It was… jarring. Same for whatever anonymous warehouse Hope and Rafe dumped Stefano’s body. I appreciate that they’re being a little inventive instead of just relegating every single thing to the clearing in the park, though.
Meanwhile, people are finally talking about the fact that Eric was drunk and there will be serious consequences.
Marlena’s like, “What do you mean, he’ll have to do time? Hasn’t he suffered enough by being in the hospital for 12 hours?” She’s trying to talk Eric’s way out of going to prison when he knowingly drove drunk and killed somebody; meanwhile, she’d probably have Sami sent to Death Row (again) for running a stop sign. That said, it’s an interesting conflict and use of Marlena, and I imagine many parents would be torn in the same way.
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