So, after 30 years of not having a damn clue who he is, John meets a random old woman who’s supposed to be his biological mother in a single scene shoved into the back half of a Tuesday episode?
Does Victor know that this woman has apparently taken up residence in his living room?! Because that is the same bay window and the same walls and literally the same sofa. I would’ve bet that she lived in an empty corner of a soundstage, but I’m no expert.
I also assume that the reason this was so anticlimactic is because John will learn that he’s been led astray and this is a decoy of some kind. I couldn’t tell if the woman was shocked that John had been drugged and passed out, or if she was faking or what. I guess we’ll find out, or at least we’ll hear in six weeks that someone sent Marlena a text about it. Given the way time has been moving in Salem, I also expect a reveal that Claire is John’s biological mother, but who the hell knows anymore?
Meanwhile, if you asked me my personal idea of Hell, “a 78-minute video of Daniel Jonas sleeping” would probably be in my top 5.
Yikes. I actually enjoyed the interplay between Nicole and her personified subconscious, but by the time Imaginary Nicole was screaming, “What Would Daniel Do?”, I wanted to reach through the screen and grab Nicole’s glass of booze.
And if that weren’t enough…
I like Brandon Beemer fine. I think Shawn Douglas has a place in Salem. But if they are actually going forward with round 856 of a Shawn/Belle/Philip triangle, I am gonna march myself down to the hospital and demand that they rip out my heart and donate it to anyone who might need or want it.