Motel Room Lolita

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.”

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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.

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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?

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7 Comments on “Motel Room Lolita”

  1. underyourwing Says:

    most of the show in the bay area was pre-empted by some political bullshit…. then i had to leave for a fun visit at the dentist so i missed whatever was left….

  2. Michelle Says:

    I can’t believe they wasted Jennifer Landon on whatever that was. Nevermind, yes I can.

    The whole triangle/square needs to be completely overhauled by Ron. Abby is being written as the interloper in the great love affair of Chad and Gabi. Everything out of Abby’s moth at that renewal was Huh? I mean we NEVER saw a bond with Chabi, we saw fabricated garbage. It’s like their taking Chabby history and transferring it to Chabi. Why?

    • mykleraus Says:

      I was going to say the same thing about Jennifer Landon, but… yeah. Exactly.

      I have no idea what they’re doing with Abigail, Chad, and Gabi. You’re right in that they’ve suddenly pivoted to make it as though Chad/Gabi have this longtime love that’s being kept apart. There was totally a viable story about former enemies coming together while Abigail was “dead,” without all this retconned stuff. I don’t know why they’re doing this. It’s like they realized they forgot to write the part where they actually fell in love (because they didn’t), and now they’re cramming in all this revised history so that we’ll buy it.

    • mykleraus Says:

      And the thing is, I felt like we *did* see “Chabi” start to bond. It was more of a friendship with glimmers of attraction, but the seed was planted. Instead of developing that naturally, they started calling it “love” within like three weeks. So forced.

  3. ADW Says:

    I was dying laughing when Brady walked in on Scooter/Hillary 😂 So much better than the last time he walked in on two people humping (Daniel/Kristen) which to this day still makes me nauseous. Perhaps, Nicole found her niche as a couples therapist?
    I just can’t with the whole Gabi/Chad/Abbie triangle. I suppose we are supposed to believe she hit her breaking point when it comes to Chad’s bond with Gabi when she read the yearbook before the vow renewal which she wanted. Umm, excuse me everybody has a past (albeit Chad/Gabi history was slightly altered and amended) including you, Abigail.

    • mykleraus Says:

      That scene was high comedy. Hillary in that outfit — I can’t.

      Abigail’s motivation makes no sense. The fact that they were friends in high school is the thing that ruins her marriage?! I felt bad for Marci Miller (who’s doing a very good job!) having to spout that nonsense about Chad throwing the antidote to Gabi and knowing she would catch it. That was insane.


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