If These Walls Could Talk
…they’d probably be all, “Please don’t hit me! I’m made of cardboard!”
Lots of set-related business going on this week. While this might not seem especially noteworthy, dedicated viewers of 2017 Days realize that any time we set a new or long-dormant set, that’s a significant expense for the show, so it’s either a) a revamped version of one we already know, b) something we are going to be seeing a lot of in various logic-perverting scenarios, or c) both.
So: Rafe’s house is back, and in addition to his kitchen (f.k.a. Maggie’s kitchen), he now also has a big-ass bathroom.
I felt the same way trying to get through these scenes, Rafe.
It’s nice! It’s very large! How the hell are we going to justify spending another thirteen episodes’ worth of scenes in here? Please tell me the answer is not “lots and lots of intimate ‘Rope’ scenes.” Honestly, they might as well have just held Chloe and Nicole’s custody hearing over Holly in here, because it’s larger than whatever the hell broom closet they actually held it in. Hold tight for the scene where that rascal Dario rents out the Hernandez bathroom to the city of Salem to make some extra cash on the DL.
It’s also apparently that time of year when everyone in the DiMera mansion hangs out in the living room again, as opposed to that tiny study upstairs (?).
“Wait… This place looks different…”
Looks like Harold went along with Henderson to the opening of that new Pottery Barn to pick out some new furniture. It’s about time they overhauled this place (though it’s kind of hilarious that the portrait of Stefano remains — I’m sure the show did it as a tribute to Joe Mascolo, but do Chad and Abby actually want that thing hovering over them all the time?). It definitely gives the room a lighter look, and I’m just relieved that the Sex Couch is gone, though I’m sure this one will be soiled soon, too. And check out the complicated, aggressive arms on that green chair just behind Chad! It’s like someone sawed Thomas’s baby gate in half and glued it to the end of the chair.
Who knows how long any of these will last, but it’s always fun to play along. And it makes me wonder what we haven’t been seeing or won’t be seeing for a while. Hope’s house appears to be gone for the time being. Steve and Kayla’s living room hasn’t been seen since Adrienne’s cancer diagnosis. Eric has apparently shut down the bedroom where Hope suffered through typhoid fever (good call) and now hangs out in the living room of the farmhouse, which is maybe the living room from Chloe’s place in “Chicago,” a place known for its rustic log-cabin architecture. And we also have the teens’ apartment in the rotation now. It’s been a bit since we saw the Horton living room, and I can only pray that the next time it pops up, Jennifer has taken the guidance of the DiMeras and Kiriakises and finally replaced the damn couch that Ciara was raped upon.
But never fear, for there is one constant in Salem: everyone will be hanging out on that godforsaken bench just off the Town Square until the very last sand flows through the hourglass.
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