The Day's Dumbest Dialogue
I have no familiarity with estate law, and everything I know about legitimacy comes from soap operas and Tudor History, so I may be wrong, but...
John: As if you care. Look...I'm not of the mind to argue with you about this right now. Besides, there's nothing to discuss when it comes to the empire as you put it. I win, you lose.
Stefano: I beg to differ.
John: Any judge in the land would agree that part, if not all, of everything DiMera belongs to me.
John: I'm your half brother. And the seed money to start our empire came from DiMera shipping, our father, Santo's, company.
Stefano: Hmm. So what? DiMera shipping -- it's nothing compared to what I am worth today, all right? It was my business talent that made Santo's company thrive. I was the one who showed them the way to make it grow, huh? To make investments that would pay off even more so? And I made it work.
John: Well, the way I see it, half of everything my father owned should have come to me, but it didn't...so, legally, I'm at least half owner of everything you managed to build. And seeing as how you were already more than halfway home to losing everything, that seems to put me in...pole position.
I don't think that's how it works.
1. Santo didn't know John existed, so unless he had a clause in his will leaving money to any possible spawn he may have roaming around without his knowledge, John's out of luck. Too bad, so sad.
2. Even if John had a point, which he does not (that statement works on several levels...), wouldn't he only be entitled to half of his father's money? And not the money that Stefano made? Why would he get any part of the DiMera empire? And can I say how hilarious it is that they just casually refer to it in conversation as the empire? But really, is that how it works? Do you just get to swoop in and take your sibling's money? I am seriously rethinking my career path here. I don't want to become a famous blogger/handbag designer only to have one of my brothers try to lay claim to it!
3. Didn't this exact story happen when John was all of a sudden an Alamain?
4. How many backstories is this character going to have before it becomes so mind-bogglingly stupid that the collective viewing audience loses their mind in unison one afternoon? Do you think Drake Hogestyn gets confused by all the backstories? Because I would. I would need to carry a crib sheet around with me. "
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5. I'm pretty sure I just put more thought into this storyline than Dena Higley has.