F for Vendetta
You have to give the "Passions" creators credit -- right? -- for the current Vendetta storyline. Don't you? I mean, for once they're doing something fun and spooky that has nothing to do with a complicated love affair. Several characters are plunging into a centuries-old mystery that will take them around the world and perhaps expose some explosive secrets. This is the kind of thing "Passions" should do more often, so you have to give them some credit, right?
Sure, but not too much. They're cheating in a lot of ways to make this come together quickly. Alistair keeps a roomful of secret documents below the Book Cafe? What? And instead of pouring through those documents, Simone and Paloma get hung up on a symbol. What planet is this happening on?
Then there's Whitney, who apparently checked her brain at the door when she became a novice. Why would she blindly trust this mysterious hooded man who walked through the wall? And don't even get me started on that alleged "disguise" they gave her yesterday. Jeez.
It's all a crazy rush to get every character to Italy, but the groundwork wasn't done. This mystery doesn't make any sense. There were no clues to lead Simone and Paloma to Italy; they just decided to go. Then they conveniently found a box of money. I'd like to go to France. Let me look around for my box of dough.
Through it all, I find that what bothers me most is that so-called mysterious symbol. It's an omega. Look, it has a name. Could someone please call it by name?
Other thoughts: Check out NBC.com's "Passions" section for some new quizzes. I took the year 1 and 2 quiz and got 16 out of 24. Post your scores here.