Maybe That’s What the Y is For
Seriously: why is this dude around? Why are we supposed to care? Why is he having random scenes with Shawn and Lani and Claire?
Fynn (that spelling!) is just the epitome of pointless filler soap character. He’s hot, he’s a doctor, he’s a cad, blah blah blah. That thing with his sex tapes was so gross and forced. It’s a shame, too, because the actor is attractive, and I don’t think I’d mind him if his introduction had been at all organic and/or made sense, but he has no purpose in Salem, and they just keep flinging him at miscellaneous people and scenes. I’m irritated that they cut the scenes in which he and Shawn actually met and bonded, because it was supposed to be the foundation of this alleged friendship. I just… yawn.
This is basically the face I was making throughout Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s episodes.
The stuff with Philip, Victor, and Deimos wasn’t half-bad, though it came out of almost nowhere and with so little build that it felt anticlimactic even though it should’ve been a big moment. The Andre/Chase scenes were intriguing, mostly because of the creepy, gothic quality, but I have absolutely no idea why Chase would accept food from Andre, and I can’t quite shake the whole child-molestor vibe of the entire thing.
Let’s have a palate cleanser.
Ah, that’s better. I might even be in the mood to name some things that I’ve enjoyed. That little guy was actually sucking on the bottle during those scenes, which I found oddly hypnotic. And as gross and unnecessary as Ava raping Steve and him keeping it a secret is, I like that Kayla is being smart and seeing right through everyone’s shit. Ummm… oh, I thought John’s discussion with Marlena about the things he missed out on in his childhood were pretty strong. If that’s the extent of this whole thing… fine, I guess? And even though I might be the only person on the entire Internet, I enjoyed the Hernandez family scenes. The tentative dynamic between Rafe and Eduardo is distinctive, and I really enjoy Gabi when she’s with the two of them. The entire thing just feels fresh but defined, which we’re desperately in need of. And did y’all catch that mention of Dario? Hmmm…
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