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    Days Of Our Lives Weekly Blog.

    Friday, June 01 2012


    To: Abby From: Cameron (Soaps.com)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" for the week of May 28-June 1:

    This week, much like the past week, we spent most of our time feeling as cheerless as Ron, Harry and Hermione when faced with Dementors. We're missing several Salemites including Sonny, Adrienne, Justin, Maggie and Victor and Jack and Jenn.

    Monday's episode, You're The Devil made me realize something. Stefano’s an Ejami fan?

    It seems obvious to me that Ejami could be together sometime soon not just because of their recent scenes together but because of scenes such as Stefano suggesting Elvis loves Samanther more than Nic Nic. Then again, we’re once again faced with new head writers and that familiar pang of worry, wondering what they’ll do next. I’m not sure why it makes a difference whether or not Nicole is as Stefano says low-class. She fits in well with the DiMera clan and Stefano has commented on that over the years. He loathes Sami Brady so why the hell would he encourage EJ to be with her? Why give her Kate’s company? Lately I’ve been feeling as if Stefano’s an impostor. That or the fired writers just don’t know him.

    Hope and Lexi’s scene was gloomy. I have a feeling Abe will fall apart after she’s gone.

    Austin once again forced all that happiness with Carrie’s pregnancy news, which seems more like something some women would do than a man. It’s a huge turn-off to me seeing Austin like this, especially when Rafe’s around and he really amps things up.

    EJ has just about had as much as he can handle. His life is falling apart at the seams. His reaction to Will was over-the-top considering he knows Will was blackmailed. One wonders what will come of this.

    Cameron and Abigail’s relationship moved forward a little with a smooch. Cameron passed Abby a note asking her if she 'like' likes him as much as he 'like' likes her.

    Tuesday Sami finally got a Do Over with William.

    There were more tears and sadness today – and that was just from me. Lexi didn't care if EJ wasn't her blood sibling. They were so cute but I was astounded by his lack of interest in getting DNA testing considering he's doing it for his own child. I can't believe EJ or Stefano would blindly believe they're not blood related, especially since Santo looks exactly like EJ. Yep, second time I mentioned this.

    We saw Jack and Jenn for five minutes. Turns out they’re engaged. I'm glad to have seen them but seeing them has a 'Facebook status update' feel to it, which feels rather dismissive.

    Biggest WTF moment: Sami and Will went all the way to Stefano DiMera’s mansion, let themselves in and proceeded to discuss private matters. Was Harold helping Mary screw in a new light bulb in EJ’s old bedroom? Let's hope Sami and Will are able to stay on track now that they've both opened up to each other.

    Wednesday had Will pledging to EJ, My Loyalty Is To You. It sounded more as though he was pledging his love but it only made EJ want to slap Will around. What's with people on this show not taking responsibility for their own actions? Even Sami understood.


    EJ took a few shots. (Soaps.com)
    In classic soap opera goodness, Lexi overheard Abe blaming Stefano for the toxic gases found in the tunnels where Andre held her years ago. Still, she forgave Stefano. Or did she? Today I had this eerie feeling that Lexi will be Stefano’s shooter. Did you think of that too?

    Nicole had what was probably the easiest opportunity at switching DNA samples that I’ve ever seen on a soap but still, Daniel caught her in the act. Would EJ have been less bitter had she told him the truth from day one or do you think she should continue the deceit? Vote! What should Nicole have done about her pregnancy?

    Thursday, Bo thought they should take Stefano out in an Eye For An Eye.

    It was a dark and stormy night… Salem’s finest, the resident psychiatrist and her mercenary husband all fondled their guns in anticipation of murder or at least considered it. Ew. It’s become so dark. We’ve Lexi dying, Gabi’s "stalker" and Stefano about to be "murdered."

    EJ took about ten minutes to put on his ole familiar black sinister leather gloves in order to off his "father" for being "responsible" for Lexi’s imminent death. I wish I could get into that but I just don’t blame Stefano for it. He’s done worse. This was not really even Andre’s fault. If he were alive today, he too would likely have a brain tumour. The gasses are killing her and placing blame isn’t going to make her healthy again. I know. I’m as surprised as you are about the way I feel about this storyline. Is anyone of the same opinion?

    Nicole switched the DNA samples so Rafe will appear as her baby dada but that won’t deter EJ. I was surprised Daniel pulled a Rafe and let go of his ‘good man’ persona to allow her to commit the ‘Sami Brady’ of all crimes – the DNA switch. The random kiss shared by Daniel and Nicole didn’t fit into the scene and though I’ve enjoyed their chemistry maybe three months ago, I’m pretty sure they’re not a good fit personality-wise. We all know Nicole likes to manipulate to get what she wants. Daniel’s a ‘nice guy’ so I’m not sure how it’ll work and besides, Brady’ll be single again soon…

    Most interesting line of the week: John announced to his pals at SPD that he was going home to ‘sit on his thumbs’. So um descriptive...

    Big news this week is we’ve lost another two Salemites. What a shame. Molly Burnett’s leaving DOOL and Ian Buchanan’s exiting. I have a bad feeling for what’s to come for Melanie, considering Nick Fallon’s returning (could he be Stefano's shooter?) and Gabi hired that stalker, Andrew, to do whoknowswhat to Mel. As for Ian, I hope at least the writers can explain his presence in Salem before he goes.

    We had a huge cliffhanger Friday when Kate and half the Salemites decided to Fight Fire With Dynamite. It was a pretty fast-paced show. The directing was great; the episode interesting. Everyone wandered through town on a mission looking guilty and toting guns. Stefano, the biggest, baddest villain in possibly the world has no security, so everyone and their wives just waltzed right in making sure to use black leather gloves while using their own guns and bare hands on Abe's gun, proving that Salem really isn't smarter than a fifth grader.

    Stefano had to listen to the whines and complaints of his adversaries until he was practically begging them to put him out of his misery, but none of them could do it. Near the end of the episode, a shadowy figure walked by Stefano's room and we can all guess what happens next.

    I really must suggest you read SOF's Matt's DOOL Musings. A taste: "When she showed up, she was furious that he nearly cost her the opportunity to attend a prom. "You don't think I'm being punished enough? I can't even get killed off this show?" Stefano complained."

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    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, June 01 2012 12:31 PM

    One thing I didn't mention but that bugged me throughout this episode is that Abe left his gun at Stefano's place. As if he would!! Why, because he was so distraught he 'forgot' it there? He's an ex-cop!

    I love how they all left fingerprints on an unknown's gun. Like they're more clueless than I have ever thought!! Too funny!!

    Posted by daysforever at Friday, June 01 2012 04:19 PM

    Agree, Chrissie. Abe would never have left his gun, but that gun is going to provide the “who done it” aspect of this storyline through the summer. I thought the Friday episode was lots of fun. I eve enjoyed the pouring rain, which added a nice mood for the evening.

    I loved your funny swipe at how many Dimera servants it takes to screw in a light bulb.

    Posted by lgd1 at Friday, June 01 2012 05:30 PM

    i think lexi will be the one who shoots stefano. i remember when she overheard what stefano did to her, she didn't say anything, she just looked at him and gave him a big hug (good-bye hug?) also, with her "doing it," no one else will have to take the blame because she is dying anyway. lexi probably feels that that is the only way to save her friends in salem after she is gone. with stefano gone, he can't harm anyone else again that she cares about.

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Friday, June 01 2012 05:54 PM

    When I read this: 'Monday's episode, You're The Devil made me realize something. Stefano’s an Ejami fan?'

    I was already barf!! Although the father hasn't been revealed, I think and I know that JOHN is a Dimera and a Brady! People forget that he is the product of Santos Dimera and Colleen Brady! Stupid writers forgetting the SL! IF John's the father--INCEST with EJ and Sami!

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Friday, June 01 2012 05:55 PM

    And I don't think Lexie would do that because it will be stressing her life out..remember, we have 27 days left with Lexie..

    Posted by Daysfan1000 at Friday, June 01 2012 07:21 PM

    lisamarie2010--Sami is the daughter of Roman and Marlena, John is her step-father.

    Posted by bghwme at Saturday, June 02 2012 04:09 AM

    I agree that Friday's show was a lot of fun. There were some flaws in the writing/plot; but it was still a lot of fun.

    I don't like another story where the mother of EJ's child is trying to switch paternity tests and etc. It didn't look good on Sami and it doesn't look good on Nicole. It would be fun if the test comes back that neither EJ nor Rafe could possibly be the father. That would mean only one thing...Brady's going to be a DAD! I would like that and it would make way more sense.

    Here is pregnant Nicole with EJ in love with her, Rafe pretending to be her baby's daddy (the man will never learn); and Daniel kissing the heck out of her. It's all rather weird if you ask me.

    Seems like it will be easy to figure out who the real killer is. Since the real killer was wearing gloves, then anyone whose fingerprints are on the gun can be eliminated. Let's just hope it's not Sami or Will this time.

    I think Stephano hired his own hit man or perhaps Ian hired a hitman to get him.

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, June 02 2012 08:54 AM

    I was thinking the same thing, since he is a gangster, he would have guards at the house and people wouldn't just walk in. Even the door in his den was unlocked! Did anyone else notice that it was hard for Stefano to get off the couch at Lexie's house? He was moving very slow when he was walking her to the steps.
    I also think it could be Lexie that shot her dad. I do think that Abe will turn to drinking or something after she is gone. He won't be able to handle it. It makes me mad that EJ is going to drop the charges against Abe and Melissa. They shouldn't be charged with anything since he won by illegal things done. I still don't think he won that election, I think it is actually Abe's.
    It seems crazy to bring Ian in and now they are letting him go. What is the purpose of this? And I keep hearing that Bo is leaving. Just like Chloe they wouldn't give him more money. Is that true?
    I do blame Stefano for Lexie; he is the one that brought that crazy guy to Salem and let him loose.
    I think Dr. Dan thinks he stopped Nicole from changing the names on the tubes so when they come back, it shows Rafe. It would be a great story if it belonged to Brady.
    And yes again, the writers have made the police look stupid by them not putting on gloves. Why can't they give them some dignity and let them look good for a change.

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, June 02 2012 09:16 AM

    I almost forgot, SPOILER ALERT

    I read on three blogs that Stefano is coming back in about 2 months. If that is true, is he going to be a mummy or a zombie? Since he was pronounced dead and they embalmed him, how is he going to come back? I know this is a soap but they have to be close to reality. You can't just bring someone back like this. I know about the Phoenix but this is way over the top unless the CIA has done something.
    Just wondered!

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Monday, June 04 2012 09:17 AM

    Thanks daysforever.

    Yes lgd1. That is the look that Lexi had on her face that made me go.. hmm... will she kill him?! To protect her family when she is gone. I don't know if she will or not but just putting it out there. Gosh could be anyone!!

    Hah lisamarie, it's true that they would be related but I still say Stefano is EJ's father. I hope. I want it to be. It wouldn't be that close of a relation though. Yes and the Santo/Colleen look-alikes seem to have been forgotten. So stupid!

    I wouldn't mind if Brady was the father, Bghwme! Yes, they all wore gloves but then they all returned later to fondle the gun so I'm not sure we can rule that out or not. Ian too is big in my mind.

    Doris I don't think Bo is leaving. He's in contract talks and that's all we know for now. I really thought they were trying to make SPD look good for a change and coming up, there is much of the same. :P

    Yes we think Stefano's returning too. I keep saying this guy is an impostor because of the way he has been treating EJ. I don't think Stefano would ever do that! We'll see - hope it's a good story whatever it is.

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