Salem Shenanigans from August 4 - 8:
Salemites have gone to a very dark place lately. There’s a lot of betrayal and unhappiness going around. Viewers are confessing to feeling as though there’s not a lot to tune in for right now, even with Kristen’s return, but they can’t deny that there is still a lot to be intrigued by...
Eric’s name is finally cleared. Yay?
Eric and Nicole’s story is working many viewers’ last nerve. Eric flew all the way to Italy in order to clear his name so he could become a priest again. Nicole, knowing that he can’t stand her, changed seats with another passenger in order to sit next to him. Why does she do this to herself? To him? It’s like she’s begging to be mistreated. And that Eric hates Nic Nic yet being in close proximity to her rockin’ bod makes him horny… Oy. What a mess. And that was just the flight to Rome. The Cardinal offered to make him a priest again but he refused. He refused! After all this time, the moaning and groaning, whining and praying, he decided he’s not good enough because he’s part human. He blamed Nicole – sure it’s partially her fault but he’s so narrow-minded that he couldn’t even think of serving God in another manner! Gah! These two need to retreat to their corners and give each other space for all our sakes! Soon, Eric will probably realize he's still in love with Nicole.
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Jordan got a double whammy this week when Sami gloated about Rafe doing Kate behind her back, but then Kate made things worse by butting in while Jordan was confronting Rafe about it. Still, with all of that I felt nothing for either party or this storyline which is still as lifeless and dull as Jordan’s character. The most exciting part of this story to date was Kate mocking Jordan for being unable to express an emotion, something we were all thinking. And Rafe’s spent the better part of what feels like two weeks trying to explain how he got himself into Kate’s bed when Jordan has stated pretty firmly that she has no interest in hearing the details. As Jordan said, it doesn’t matter how he got there, the result is still the same! The most bizarre part of this story was that Sami actually seemed to think Rafe wanted her back.
How random was it to have a scene with Clyde and Jeremiah on a park bench discussing characters we’ve never heard of and don’t care about? What in tarnation, to use a phrase we’re sure has rolled off Clyde’s tongue a time or two, was the point of that conversation? To show Clyde is kind to other people’s kids? The only thing that could save this story is if Jordan and Ben turned out to be little bastards and Clyde’s the good guy.
Pure and perfect Abigail.
Abigail poops butterflies and rainbows and magically, she can have sex with anyone’s man in Salem and end up on top. Figuratively, mind you. Even her new beau Ben never had much of a reaction to Miss. Perfect banging Samanther’s fiancé. Then again it’s Ben. He’s Jordan’s sister and she doesn’t react to much of anything with passion either. I’d say it was a family trait but then Ben turned into a psycho when he heard Rafe cheated on his sister, and beat on Rafe’s head. And he says he’s nothing like Clyde?
JJ went after Sami for hurting his big sister which was understandable but looked lame. It was easy to side with Sami who called Abby and JJ “pampered little brats.” She called him out on getting out of a few jams with the good Horton name and money. Sami made a point but didn’t EJ do the same thing for Sami when she killed Bernardi and again when she threw Nick into the river? She’s as pampered as JJ!