Women in Peril
Summer looks like I feel watching this week.
It says a lot about the current state of this show that I completely forgot she’d killed a man and had Dario help her cover it up and dump the body. Why is this inherently any worse than what Hope or Joey did? For that matter, isn’t it more justifiable, since he was physically assaulting her? I know, I know, Hope and Joey are “good” (i.e., related to cops), whereas Summer is “bad” (raised away from Salem). And don’t even get me started on the fact that Summer moved out of that hotel for, like, 48 hours to move in with Maggie and Victor, only to go back to the hotel and move into the exact same room. I know that when I kill someone in a hotel room, as one does, I do whatever I can to maintain a visible connection to that room in case someone starts making noise about the dead person’s whereabouts.
On top of being stupid, this whole thing is so anticlimactic. We’ve had to put up with months of Summer moping around limply, and the big reveal happens… in Maggie’s living room after Brady finds out from John. And said big reveal is basically that… Summer did exactly what she told them she did, and Brady was dumb enough to get played. What suspense! What drama!
Meanwhile, Nicole has a new style icon: Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child, circa 2002.
I guess it’s a progression from when she was modeling herself after a Melrose Place-era prostitute, and she’s moving in the direction of contemporary style. I can’t wait ’til she gets to 2009 Lady Gaga!
Speaking of Nicole, what ever happened to that nauseating setup of Brady fantasizing about her after he got Daniel’s heart? It really does feel like these writers put every idea they had into the scripts and then decided what they would and wouldn’t follow through on.