I am normally loath to type Lani’s name, for fear of lapsing into an immediate coma, but I have to ask: what was up with her earlier this week? This character, whose sole trait until now has been scowling at the many, many cases of police misconduct around her, is suddenly hounding Shawn to bang her in the “conference room” (P.S., guys, that’s actually just an office).
Personality transplant much? Even Shawn, who spends 95% of his screen time being snipped at by Belle, was not having it. I actually thought Brandon Beemer injected some nice, humorous touches into those scenes, and Sal Stowers seemed to come alive when given a scene with some kind of discernible objective. Between how aggressive Lani was and the way she marched into the Pub later to square off with Belle, I can only imagine we’re in for a tale of her suddenly going bonkers over Shawn. Which… whatever. At least it might keep me awake and/or be funny.
I also thought it was bizarre how Belle just referred to her dismissively as “Lani” and not “Abe’s daughter” or anything — Abe was like an uncle to both Belle and Shawn growing up, and it should be noteworthy that a) he has a grown daughter and b) she’s getting involved with Shawn. You’d think Hope and Abe might even have a conversation about how two pairs of their kids are becoming romantically involved. But no, this is Salem 2016, where everything happens in its separate storyline bubbles. I’m still waiting for this Shawn to have a scene with his sister, Ciara, let alone weigh in on the fact that she was raped.
Tags: Story RecapYou can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.