Two responses. Icky, yet...sexy? (Soaps.com)
These are the "DAYS" of my week for December8-12:
It’s almost Christmas, and many are asking if Alice will return. I’ve no idea, haven’t asked yet, but I assume they’ve already taped these scenes, because I already know what’s to come. I’m doubting she’ll be there, but we can expect Julie and Doug and Kristian Alfonso’s son will play a part as one of the sick children at University Hospital, during the reading of the Christmas Story! All good times to come, I think….. It seems to me as though the writers have been getting used to the characters and creating new relationships to build upon, and that’s why the plots weren’t that great. I’m not pleased with how they’ve taken a great actress like Ali Sweeney and turned her character into a sobbing wreck. Pregnant women are not that annoying. I have seen a bit of a shift in the show again, this week, which is for the better. There are also improvements in the younger set, with budding relationships.
I loved Monday’s show. Sami and Rafe got along. They shared a moment when Sami gave Rafe her finger to show him the pin prick she received when she was trimming the tree with popcorn. I gather it lends to the possibility of a future love interest, but I can’t see how Rafe would be attracted to such a horrible mess that is Sami, at this moment. Once EJ called, Sami’s week went downhill. EJ called to say goodbye to their past and hello to his future with Nicole. I’m one of the few who thought that it was a good thing and important scene. It has kicked things up, given this boring storyline a kick in the arse and will give Sami one, too. Maybe it’ll end soon. Perhaps now, she can admit she’s in love with EJ and fight for him, against Nicole. I wonder how EJ can move on so quickly without Sami, considering how he feels about her. Then again, did he ever actually say he loved Sami? It’s been so long, I forget. Sami has never, ever said she loved him, but her actions and childish rants show she does. The pain Sami felt was obvious, but trashing Nicole was immature and done with no class whatsoever, making me dislike her character more.
Sami admitted she’s selfish and doesn’t want her kids to do well without her. I’m shaking my head. I get that she’s extremely heartbroken but she should be happy that they’re fine while she’s away. It will make things easier upon her return.
Rafe was stabbed and I was surprised, because I figured it would be better for this killer if he simply followed Rafe home, to Sami. No? How is he supposed to find Sami if Rafe dies? Not that he will, but still…
Chax, Melsea…which is it?
Another important scene that I blithely poked fun at last week due to my ignorance was Max and his box from Trent. See, I don’t think Trent would have left him this toy. Trent was a bastard, and I can’t see that he’d have hung on to this dog all these years. Still, it was a bit of closure for Max. I liked seeing Max with Chelsea during these scenes and want to see more of them. They’ve both grown and I think it’s time for a more adult relationship for both. Sorry Dansea fans, that ship has sailed. Sorry Stax fans, it isn’t going to happen. It’s a shame that the show teased you like that.
Nicole is one scary chick but she doesn’t annoy me, she entertains me. She almost drugged recovering drug addict, Brady, making viewers feel for Brady, and showing Nicole’s desperation once again. Not sure that Brady’s supposed to be keeping secrets and hanging out with toxic people if he’s in Narcotics Anonymous though. This storyline is reminiscent of the 1990’s when Kristen Blake Black also lost a baby and used a pregnancy pad until the end of her pregnancy to fool John Black. She had Stefano help her to get a baby to pawn off as John’s, only Stefano actually had sex with the baby’s mother. Guess who that produced? You guessed it! EJ DiMera. Susan Banks, his mother, was the woman hired to produce a baby for Kristen. That secret room is still around at the DiMera mansion, if Nicole’s thinking of storing Sami there! Though I disagree with Nicole’s schemes and lying, bringing in Kelly this week made for some interesting scenes and I’m looking forward to Dr. Baker coming back to Nicole, demanding yet more money, in the future!
I liked the crazy scene with Lucas jumping into the water after Chloe accidentally whipped her engagement ring into the Salem river! That was a fun scene and made me think I would look for a way to like these two. Thankfully, I won’t have to, because it seems the show has other ideas. A Dr. Dan and Chloe sandwich. They’re hot together. There’s no denying that, but could the show find a better place to start things up, rather than in a creepy way in an examination room? He can’t keep away from a damsel in distress, can he? Candi (Y&R news writer) and I were messaging each other during those scenes, saying things like, “Where can I get me one of those exams?!” But in all reality, it was freaking disgusting to have such a hot couple start off an attraction while in an exam room. Why don’t we just have him rape her and pair them off? (My little Ejami joke…) Seriously, can they get better stuff? Meanwhile, Chloe is supposed to be marrying Lucas, buts she’s obviously fighting a little attraction for Dr. Dan, who I thought cared for Kate….the guy is seriously odd. What else is odd is Daniel suggesting that just because Chloe’s systolic was up 10 points that they might have to call the whole surgery off! As if! Writers, we are not morons, so please don’t treat us as though we are.
Kate is voted the world’s most gorgeous cancer patient:
Get rid of the storyline already. Just end it. I don’t care what you have to do. It’s a bore and unbelievable. Lucas to Kate: “I’ve always been proud of you.” What? When? In between the many times you disowned her? Just friggen end it and give Lucas better lines.
What a lot of fun that place is! Give me more! Melanie locking Stephanie in the vault was hysterical, and more so that she unknowingly locked Philly in there with Steph. The chemistry between these two is fantastic and the scene where they almost kissed was HOT! I also love that Melanie’s going to be in the middle, only because we’ve already seen that Philip has a soft spot where she’s concerned. My only beef is that Philip’s payroll system is incredibly slow! If Melanie wants money, she should ask for it. Just ask to be paid a portion of the cheque, earlier. It was fun to see Kayla wander in for a bit and Chelsea show up to pick up Philip…all very well done – and connected together. Love that.
John, Blondie and Dr. Taylor:
I want to like Dr. Taylor, but my loyalty to John and Marlena is making it difficult. We interviewed her portrayer, Sandra, a few days ago and found out that the show is planning on teasing us with Charlotte and John before we get Marlena and John back together. She also tells us she has no contract with the show as of yet, but that getting one will be based on fan interest in her. I’ll poll you on her once we’ve seen her in action more. John was cute when he told Charlotte that he wants to find a way to get Blondie back in his life, and Marlena was sweet to have jealousy of the beautiful Charlotte, who gets to give her John therapy! What a great scene with two great actresses, Marlena and Kayla, who both understand what it’s like to have a DiMera brainwash their men! Kudos to the show for this.
It was fun to see Tony and Lexi for five seconds during the show last week, but the scenes with EJ and these two were just forced in there, it seemed. They didn’t fit for me, but I’ll try not to complain, because I love me some Tony.
Bo falls off a ladder:
Matt and I were stumped when we read that spoiler a few weeks ago. We even laughed. “That’s a spoiler?” Of course, now, I see that Bo has fallen unconscious and it must tie in somewhere…so I’m interested, and frankly, seeing them at home, trimming their tree, was a lot of fun! I hope that Hope quits her job and does something else. I’d like to see her less serious and them back in the sack, more.
Overall, though I was a little cranky at times with some of what’s happening with the show, I was, overall, very pleased and even impressed with the show this week. I haven’t seen it so good in a while. I’m looking forward to next week and that’s a rarity. That’s a good thing. Have a fantastic weekend and don’t forget to pick up those last minute gifts. You’ve only got 13 days until Christmas! (I still have two more gifts to purchase!)
- Christine Fix