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    Days Of Our Lives Weekly Blog.

    Friday, October 12 2012

    Same 80s wardrobe? (NBC)
    Deconstructing "Days" from October 8-12:

    What is going on in Salem this week? Everyone’s getting into everyone else’s business, Brady’s still a go-between, Marlena’s still delegated to being the dispenser of advice to anyone who will listen, and Jennifer of all people bullied a pregnant woman.

    Bo hasn’t stepped on a sailboat since the 90s and I’m not sure he will be doing so anytime soon now that we’re one step closer to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis for poor Caroline. I must say, Peggy’s acting was fabulously spot on. It’s good to see her shine again. The storyline is progressing so fast and is pretty heartbreaking. Check out what the actress said about her storyline in our interview with Peggy McCay.

    Whose side is Sami on?
    Sami offered to help keep Nicole’s child from EJ but considering that she hid Grace from EJ and apologized for it profusely and has told EJ and the entire world that he wins the award for Father Of The Year, I’m curious as to why she’d agree to hide Nicole’s baby for Rafe. Out of love for him? I actually wondered momentarily if she was getting close to Rafe in order to help EJ find out if Nicole’s baby is really his, mostly because she suggested that she could get close to EJ to bring back information to Rafe.

    It’s difficult to root for Sami and Rafe right now when there’s such a great secret hanging over them. Not to mention they were rather immature to gloat to EJ about him "losing" and Rafe “winning" Sami, too. Their reunion shouldn’t be about winning or losing or about EJ. Could EJ be right? Is Sami with Rafe because he’s the safer choice?

    "Moving on to better things."
    I like how EJ said he moved into the apartment across from Sami in order to be closer to the kids with whom he never sees and now he’s moving out and ‘on to better things’. Whatever. He hasn’t given up on Samanther and we all knew he moved in to get away from Stefano and be closer to her, not the kids. I don’t think EJ knows how easy to read he is!

    Kate got shot down.
    Kate forgets how smart Nick is. She really should find some other hobby than plotting to take Sami down or at least do it with hard work, instead of all these stupid schemes. If she spent more time getting her own sales up, she might actually not have to worry about the competition.

    Arrested! (NBC)
    The other triangle.
    I’ve been remiss when it comes to discussing the Nicole/Daniel and Jenn triangle. Though I liked the one scene of Danny-boy and the Creampuff arguing, which showed me they still love one another and actually made me care – though briefly, it’s too difficult to get into the rest of this story especially because of the predictability of it all. We can see the reason Jenn is acting out of character is to further the storyline. At least they set it up as the grieving widow slowly turning her grief into bitterness in advance, and the actress is doing really well with the material but it’s really hard to relate to. It’s long since crossed the boundary between helping a friend and stalking. I have a feeling she’ll calm right down once the storyline progresses a little after this arrest. Um because as I said, at that point the storyline won’t need her to be cray cray anymore and we’ll be expected to hate the ‘Cheap Hateful Tramp’ for putting the ‘Creampuff’ in jail.

    Why do you think Jenn’s been so disturbed as of late? Vote - Has Jennifer lost her marbles?

    Since we know there are cameras all over the square, I can't see it being a long time before everyone learns Jenn really didn't mean to push Nicole.

    Kristen's return.
    It was good to finally see Stefano return and Kristen's return was interesting. The wardrobe was pretty funny. A throwback to the 80s. She refused to go back to Salem to help repair their family dynamics and it's no surprise considering what happened 14 years ago, but will she discuss being held as part of the harem girl for "The Supreme Leader?"

    Fun lines:

    Nicole to Jenn: "What do you mean you forbid it? Did you swallow a Victorian novel?"

    Rafe, "I love sandwiches. I mean, I want a freakin' sandwich... to go!"

    Jenn on how she'll handle Nicole: "With the candlestick in the conservatory!"

    Billie to Nicole: "Do your Lamaze breathing!"

    Kristen, "I don't really care about Brad and the other one..."

    Take a look at Matt’s SOF Musings. A taste: "Pretty soon, she'd be using slang from the 80s, dressing everything in pink and purple, telling children that rape is romantic, shoving people down stairways, swapping babies and conducting lengthy, repetitive conversations while staring awkwardly at people's distracting hair."

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    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, October 13 2012 09:47 AM

    I agree it is hard to cheer for Jennifer and Daniel. I really don’t think they belong together, besides the fact she really needs help right now.
    Watching the scene twice, Jennifer was holding Nicole’s arm and when she tried to pull away that is when she fell. Or am I wrong? Either way, Jennifer didn’t really push her but she did help in causing the fall. But you are correct, no way will she ever get in trouble for it, it will be Nicole’s fault all the way. It was so sad watching her go through that. I cried with her because she did such an awesome job.
    I do believe they are making Jennifer a little over the top; if I lived in Salem I would put a hit on her.
    I have never thought that EJ truly loved Sami. His job when he came to Salem was to marry a Brady and have a baby by her. That is what he has done and I think, just my opinion, he has feelings for Sami because of their children but he isn’t deep down in love with her. At the present he just wants to get under Rafe’s skin and cause them havoc. And he will this next week with the help of Nicole except she is drugged and doesn’t know she is doing anything wrong. Just tired of EJ getting by with so much stuff! What ever happened to the mayor of the town? Do they have one? Thought it was going to be Abe?
    I guess Bo will stay in town and be with his mom. They can just talk on the phone and we will think he is there.
    One last question, rumor is that Brady will be paired with Kristen but aren’t they cousins? John is Stefano’s brother so Brady is John’s son and that should make them cousins. And I do agree, she looked like Joan Collin’s from the 1980’s. Very funny!

    Posted by Florentine at Saturday, October 13 2012 06:12 PM

    Hi Doris JJ,

    Kristin Is Not Stefano's bio daughter.. He adopted Kristin and her brother Peter.. Peter at one time was in love with Jennifer.
    After Nicole lost the Baby, I believe it was Dan, she told... I was not my fault, I got pushed.
    Maybe in her mind she does not want to think that it was because of something she might have done during her pregnancy, made the baby die.
    So now blaming it on somebody else, like Jenn, makes her feel better, something like that. Hope it does not last to long and the truth will come out, hopefully from Nicole herself. I feel bad for her, and she is in shock right now..
    but sooner or later, hope she comes back to the real world.

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Saturday, October 13 2012 09:40 PM

    I watched Days last Friday and it was good!! It was great to see Eileen again after watching her on Young and Restless!

    Jennifer is a wacko woman right now--sorry!! I think Jennifer DID pushed Nicole down the stairs..EJ is a jerk Once a jerk, always a jerk!

    Posted by Doris JJ at Sunday, October 14 2012 09:04 AM

    Thank you Florentine, it is so hard to know which are really Stefanos and which are adopted. Does that mean the only child that is really his is EJ? It is so confusing!

    Posted by Florentine at Sunday, October 14 2012 01:12 PM

    Chad is also Stefanos' bio son, by Madeline...
    He had a few others, but I think most them are dead by now.
    Tony, was Not his bio son.
    I guess they are making Jenn so much over the top,
    to build a great SL, getting accused of "Murder" of Nicole's
    "already dead" baby, hopefully it will come out soon, that the baby had already died.
    I wonder how they will write Bo out....
    Word is that we will see Caroline with her illness/treatment on the show, so she is not leaving with Bo....
    I also saw Jenn, just pulling away from Nicole's grip....
    Nicole, in her delicate condition should never have charged after Jenn, Up the Stairs.... so sad.

    And who is the Mayor of Salem now.....
    Looking forward to Kristin bringing a little spunk to Salem, and into the lives of Marlena and John.
    They need a SL, can't just kiss all the time...
    Hope with Stefano and Kristin returning, that DOOL get's more of a life, it has been sort of boring.
    Wonder how Dr. Dan will deal with Nicole's false accusations, and spilling the beans about the Cover up....

    Posted by lmb1315 at Sunday, October 14 2012 01:21 PM

    I am having an issue with the blurred lines between good and bad. I like characters with layers too but I find myself rooting for those who are supposed to be ‘bad’ because I am tired of the ‘good’ doing bad things and still being portrayed as perfect. Take Rafe with Gabi. Gabi committed a crime against Mel. Yet they care more about keeping Gabi out of trouble than anything else. And where is Gabi’s remorse? There is none. Too have layers, there needs to be some internal conflict.
    I have not liked Jennifer since the whole election mess with Abe. She let Abe take the blame when it was her idea to play dirty then even made the statement ‘I feel like it was my fault.’ The writers are doing it again now with the Daniel/Nicole situation. How many times does she get to play the sweet innocent when she is just as under handed as the rest.
    I can’t believe the killed Nic’s baby. She is probably my favorite character and she keeps getting shafted.

    Posted by Florentine at Sunday, October 14 2012 05:31 PM

    good stuff, I agree.

    Posted by Chrissi at Monday, October 15 2012 08:17 AM

    I want to root for someone in love but I can't see anyone lasting long enough to take the time to invest in them!

    LOL A hit on Jennifer. I don't think Jennifer pushed Nicole. They struggled and Jenn was trying to get Nicole away from her. If they weren't on the stairs at the time, Nicole would have been fine.

    True - Nicole always gets the shaft! I'm not understanding where they're going to go with Nicole considering she'll lose all of her friends once they hear what she's doing to Jennifer. Nic has hit rock bottom too many times and it's getting old. Hopefully Chloe will still care about her. I think the writers take things too far sometimes and then it's difficult to trust that character afterward.

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Wednesday, October 17 2012 01:06 PM

    Maybe Jennifer did not actually push Nicole...but she
    created the stress...which in turn caused her to get
    strung out!! All that stress isn't good for a high
    risk pregnancy maybe Jenn with all of
    her "mouth"..created the stress that created the
    malfunction of the baby term!!!

    Posted by Florentine at Wednesday, October 17 2012 04:10 PM

    I think Nicole created a lot of her own stress by all these lies, involving 2 men into that Mess. Switching DNA tests...
    I would think, living with all these lies, every day and having a high risk pregnancy, not a good mix IMO.
    Sure, Jenn got very upset, when she learned about all the lying that Dr. Dan was involved in, etc.
    it did not help, but once Nicole decided to deceive, it was all a ripple effect downhill from that moment on.
    I feel very bad, that she lost another baby, that makes two babies that Nicole and EJ have lost. Let' remember, a baby has two parents, not just a Mom. Fathers also love their children very much.
    Now, having Jenn charged with Murder, is going just a little bit to far, Nicole knows very well that her Baby was already dead. Maybe blaming somebody else will help her fo a little while not to feel guilty herself, that may she did something wrong, hopefully, she is just in denial for a while, and will come to her senses, that Jenn Did Not kill the Baby. To lie to EJ about Jenn, is not good, there could be another tragedy in the making, EJ acting out of grief and doing the wrong things.... another ripple effect in the making... So Nicole fess up pretty soon.....

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