It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay
“Hello, everyone! I’m just sitting here dressed like a Funfetti cake whilst clutching my Bible and thinking about one of my several grandsons who recently killed someone!”
We’re really leaning into this whole “Murder is kind of okay” thing, huh? Here’s some loosely paraphrased dialogue from the past few Days:
Hope: Andre didn’t kill Stefano. I did.
Caroline: Well, he deserved it!
Hope: But what if he wasn’t even responsible for Bo’s death?
Caroline: Meh. I would’ve done it myself sooner or later anyway!
Jade: It’s so cool that you murdered someone! Also, I’m very rude!
Marlena: Eric, you have nothing to apologize for!*
JJ: Chad, let’s make sure we cover our tracks so that I can file an official police report and cover up the fact that Abigail tried to kill Ben! He deserved it!**
*I actually think they’re doing some interesting stuff with Eric and the idea that no person should be defined by the worst day of his or her life. They aren’t servicing it as fully as they could be, but his scenes with Roman and Marlena were very well done. And this thing with him and Jennifer coming together in their mutual pain and addiction could be great, except they keep giving them these cliffhangers that never get any follow-up. At least we got some Lucas — being used as a Horton! — and his hilarious ranting at Jennifer: “You have a problem. A problem with THE PILLS!”
**Abigail’s breakdown is totally working for me. What she did to Ben was brutal, but they aren’t shying away from Chad’s horror at it or how broken Abigail is.
I was irritated at how they once again gave Lucas such a non-reaction to the mention of Ben popping back up, but then they went and finally let JJ be the one to say, “This is for Paige, and for Will [and for Serena, but who cares about her].” This man did more than just torture Abigail and kidnap her baby! Nice that someone remembers the people he brutally murdered, though I somehow doubt we’re going to see Hope or Joey tied to a bed and lit on fire anytime soon. Then again, this show is all kinds of fucked-up right now, so who knows?