I don’t know that I’ve ever seen anything on television as bizarre as the left turn that, in the course of one episode, took us from “porn-addicted sleaze tries to blackmail desperate mother into sex” to “kidnapper proves she has heart of gold by helping porn-addicted sleaze and nosy wife get into roleplaying.”
I seriously couldn’t stop watching these scenes — which is a rarity with Days right now — as it occurred to me that this was all supposed to be heartwarming. Nicole didn’t have to have sex with Scooter or shoot him; instead, she set up his wife to dress up as a porn character played by a drugged, underage girl so that her husband would want her again! I can’t think of anything more romantic!
On the upside, I’m glad that this looks to be the end of Scooter and Hillary, and Brady’s deadpan reactions to Scooter were hilarious. So that’s something. And I can’t wait for Brady and Nicole to tell their children and grandchildren the tale of how they finally admitted their love.
Somehow, this all made way more sense than what was going on with Chad and Abigail’s failed vow renewal.
Marci Miller is like, “What did I do to deserve this?” And the answer is, I suppose, something awful. I keep saying this, but the POV and the sequencing of this storyline is all off. So off that I can’t even understand why people are doing the things they’re doing. Abigail was fine after she caught Chad and Gabi near-naked in one another’s arms and hearing that they made out, but a yearbook signature causes her to tank the marriage in front of the four people who bothered to show up for their ceremony? I appreciate that they’re trying to write her as strong, but she kind of seems unreasonable and ridiculous given that Chad keeps insisting that he wants to be with her, and Gabi isn’t doing anything to interfere in the marriage, and… I dunno. This one is just not working at all, and every time someone makes a decision, it makes me have even less sympathy for him or her. What am I supposed to be rooting for here? A cable outage?