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    Days Of Our Lives Weekly Blog.

    Friday, April 13 2012


    Hottest romance going. (Soaps.com)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" for the week of April 9-13:

    Fans were shocked when "Days Of Our Lives" axed Matthew Ashford (Jack), Sarah Brown (Madison), Christie Clark (Carrie) and Patrick Muldoon (Austin) this week, which is only the start of more epic changes to come. Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng spoke with TV Guide about the new writers’ stories which commence airing mid-August. He previewed what’s to come. "We have some really big stuff coming up in the next few months, especially prior to the Olympics." The show is off for two weeks during the summer Olympics and Meng says, "The week leading up to that is huge and it ends in a great cliffhanger. Then there are a lot of surprises the Monday we come back." Apparently they’re must-see episodes. Meng also admitted, "In hindsight, I do think too many couples splitting up has been an issue." It was good to see this addressed since breaking up almost every couple in Salem has been almost as depressing as Higley’s tenure with the show. Why is it that each new writer always thinks major change is the way to bring the show back when consistent and decent writing is all fans want? I’d rather see less hype about yet another reboot and just get on with storytelling already, before we lose the show for good. Fans took to Twitter yesterday to voice their opinion about what’s to come and I believe you can get involved again today by participating in the tweetfest to get #DaysAngryViewer trending once again at 4:30 PM EST. On with what happened this week.

    Why ruin a good thing?
    Another cheating storyline reared its ugly head and worse, Stefano actually invited the discord into his life! It’s not fair of him to test his wife’s fidelity. Pushing Kate into Ian’s arms and then punishing her for it is the most ridiculous of all of the break-ups. Does he want a lonely life? I’d like this storyline erased from my memory. I’m upset they’ve broken up State and I don’t trust that Ian’s not up to something. After the way Ian treated Madi, I wonder what Kate’s in for. It’s also a shame that the people Stefano leans on are random goons. It’s been this way since Kristen, Tony and Bart were ripped from his life and he has never fully trusted EJ. I keep getting this feeling that the DiMera family is being written out. If true, this would be a travesty. Salem without the DiMera family would be unspeakably bland.

    Celeste and Cameron:
    Neither character is working for me. I don’t see that changing. Bringing in unknowns at a time when a favourite character is dying is absolutely asinine. I’d rather that Celeste couldn’t make it to see Lexi due to an illness than ruin the story with Lexi playing opposite someone who gets to play the character at its most compelling when the audience sees her as a stranger. And who cares about some sudden lame brother who whines like a child over spilt milk when his photo falls on the ground? Oy.


    Another marriage bites the dust. (Soaps.com)
    What’s to come?
    I actually enjoyed Bradison’s scenes Monday. Ironic considering Madi’s leaving. I wonder where her exit will leave Brady. As for Jack, he returned with his gripping PTSD storyline and then was ignored until they rushed Jack ‘n’ Jenn back together in the most anti-climactic way. If memory serves me correctly, it was the great Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, "Life’s a journey, not a destination." In this case, fans were robbed. Fans are wondering how they’ll write Jack out and what will come of Carrie and Austin. "days78," a poster on Soaps.com asks, "Why didn’t the writers weave Austin into Will's storyline? Will thought of him as a father figure for most of his young life yet there has been barely a scene with them."

    Ejami?
    EJ really kissed Samanther to show that there was nothing between them? Fans everywhere could sense the attraction. There was a lot of chemistry between them but they admitted to each other that they were toxic together. They’re toxic period but I don’t really recall them actually ever being "together" properly to show fans what this couple could be like other than a teaser here, forced and grief sex there and a forced marriage. They had that one encounter when Lucas was jailed that led to the twins but Ejami fans haven’t had what Lumi and Safe fans have enjoyed. Maybe they’re more toxic apart. I’m not sure but I found that scene both enjoyable and sort of a moot point. What exactly are the writers saying? Ejami will never be? Will the new writers change that or not?

    Hot! Hot! Hot!
    Chelanie's chemistry burned up the screen once again. These two are slowly becoming my fave couple which I hope doesn't spell doom considering the music playing while unbalanced Gabi tore up their photo into a million little pieces.

    Please vote about which DOOL actor/character you'll miss the most and feel free to share your own thoughts on the changes to the show and what happened this week, below.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, April 13 2012 12:24 PM

    Bleh very depressing. Maybe next week will bring a happier column.

    Posted by Str8tButEqual at Friday, April 13 2012 12:38 PM

    The only highlight for my week was the Wil♥Son hug.

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Friday, April 13 2012 01:00 PM

    I missed yesterday's coz of power but Casey and Molly--I love them..they are dating in real life you know

    Ewww---for upcoming spoilers...I think John is the father and Kristen is the mother of EJ DIMERA! Coz John is half Brady and Dimera INCEST for EJAMI!

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, April 13 2012 01:09 PM

    Gah I didn't even mention my Wilson in my misery! I loved their scenes though.

    Yes their chemistry in real life pours into their on screen antics.

    Kristen. I hadn't thought of that. I thought Susan and John.

    Posted by lch4b8 at Friday, April 13 2012 02:05 PM

    The Ejami sex when Lucas was in jail produced Sydney. The rape was what produced the twins. And yes, I'm ashamed that I retain such useless knowledge! LOL!

    Posted by allmylovingdays at Friday, April 13 2012 06:51 PM

    funny but it seemed that the writers tried to rewrite even the 'forced marriage of EJ & Sami'. EJ wanted that marriage like there was nothing else in this world. Stefano was an implement into helping him getting it. Ej was very much in love with Sami and from the beginning Sami has always fought her attraction to the DiMera heir. I don't want his paternity to change. It is who he is. It is what made so many of the chances and misses that the writers have failed to live up to get these two together.

    I liked the Wilson scenes but I was also a bit hesitant to see Will start crushing on him. He just isn't ready.

    Posted by allmylovingdays at Friday, April 13 2012 06:53 PM

    any one know what it is exactly they are tweeting about? We just need to look for AngerViewers how did it go yesterday? I guess I will try and look at it tomorrow. I am tired.

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, April 14 2012 10:33 AM

    I didn't get to see the show where Sami and EJ kissed. We had tornado watches so about 50 minutes of the show we looked at radar. I'm glad I missed it, not a fan of those 2 getting back together.
    I read that Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) is planning on leaving the show. He wants to retire and enjoy live. I don't know if it is true but maybe that is why they are setting this up to take down Stefano. Do you think EJ will help? I'm still not sure if he is the real mayor.
    Do the writers have enough time to change some of the scripts or do they have these filmed already?

    Posted by daysforever at Saturday, April 14 2012 01:35 PM

    Sadly, I must agree with your comment about Celeste. The current actress seems to be in a permanent state of anguish and seems unable to portray Celeste with the cool elegance of Tanya Boyd.

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Tuesday, April 17 2012 11:45 AM

    allmylovingdays I don't think Will is crushing on Sonny. I think they may have felt a mutual attraction but that's it for now. I think they'll take things slow but I also think Will is ready. He knows who he is, that he likes guys, so why delay?

    The fans were tweeting about how upset they are with what's going on with the show. They're upset about the depressing scenes, etc.

    Doris JJ there are a lot of rumours that Joe is retiring but I haven't seen it confirmed anywhere. It seems to me though that it's coming if only from the writing, though that can change with new writers. I guess the actor has to retire at some point. Unfortunate!! They're filming well ahead right now. All I can really say.

    Daysforever, I felt bad about admitting I'm not into the new Celeste too. Some actresses are very difficult to replace. It'd be like replacing Stefano. Eep!

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