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    Days Of Our Lives Weekly Blog.

    Friday, November 09 2012


    Dem bitches be cray cray. (NBC)
    Deconstructing "Days" from November 5 - 9:

    Congratulations to "Days Of Our Lives" who made it to their 47th year on the air. I still recall with fondness the first day a friend of mine introduced me to the show in 1994. After watching Marlena float above her bed during her possession, I was hooked. I'd love to hear about your first memory of watching "Days!"

    Obsession is trending this week in Salem. At one point the DiMera’s were the only ones who cornered the market on this. Now, in addition to Stefano, EJ and Kristen, Marlena’s preoccupied with Kristen, Nicole’s obsessed with taking revenge on Jenn, Jennifer is fixated on Daniel, and Brady’s consumed with protecting his family from Kristen.

    Salemites find God?
    We’ve become so accustomed to hearing the people of Salem calling each other "bitch," "slut" and "opportunistic tramp," that Wednesday was a big surprise when all sorts of religious and biblical references were flying out of everyone’s mouths instead. With Kristen’s "Judge lest ye be judged," comment to EJ, Maggie’s parable about the three blind men and an elephant to Brady, and Marlena sarcastically calling Kristen a "churchie," it felt as though we were in an alternative Salem. Is this in preparation for the priest Eric Brady’s return?

    Red flags.
    Daniel didn’t trust Nicole enough to ask her if she had a doctor’s appointment the day she lost her baby. Instead, he ran around the hospital from room to room fondling the onesie or twosie or whatever that infernal outfit is and started to put things together. Surprisingly, University Hospital didn’t have a forwarding address, email address or phone number for one of their doctors so Rafe had to contact his ‘guy’. It was nice to see him doing something useful considering he hasn't had much to do lately. The truth came out and finally, aside from Nicole losing her baby, it made me feel something other than comatose. I felt pity for Nicole even though what she did to Jennifer was inexcusable and unforgivable. Did you feel pity for Nicole? Vote! Dr. Dan said the baby died due to a placental abruption which still doesn’t tell us the exact reason behind it. Oddly, Nicole didn’t have any symptoms. While it was understandable that Abigail would shriek at Nicole about setting her mother up, I wasn’t sure what Jennifer was feeling. Her tears made me wonder if she felt sorry for Nicole, which could go a long way toward her being redeemed in some fans' eyes. It was a little strange that everyone ran after Nicole and a little odd that they knew exactly where to find her. I guess just Daniel and the rest of the town being there to witness her break-down wasn’t enough drama.

    I think the thing I enjoyed most about this story was Nicole dancing with Daniel's shirt.

    Who wants to bet that nobody goes to jail over any of the illegal misdeeds?!

    Super fast.
    I like that Nick and Gabi are enjoying each other so much sexually but really dislike that their love-making is so obviously being used as a set up for an upcoming storyline involving Gabi and Will. It’s also way too fast for me to believe these two are already in love since they met twenty minutes ago.


    From the Alfred Dunner collection...(NBC)
    Key.
    In between the most random flashbacks of her and John, Kristen found her old Milli Vanilli cassette and a key that looks like it could open a door at Hogwarts in a box from the mansion. It was a surprise that it was a key not to a safe deposit box or the Hogwarts Slytherin common room but a key Alice gave her to the Horton cabin on Smith Island. That she used it at all to drink in those old memories of her and John doing it on the bear skin rug is very telling but do you think she’s got people following Jarlena and she really did set this up? I'd forgotten how good she is at manipulating him with just one tear! Loving Kristen!

    John’s really acting insanely animated lately. He’s been so much fun to watch. He’s almost over the top with his mannerisms. It’s almost as though all the verbal sparring between him and Kristen has woken something up in him. Could Kristen really have a chance with him?

    Have you noticed that they're dressing Marlena a little more matronly? She looks rather frumpy next to sultry Kristen who is dressed to kill.

    The "irrational shrew."
    Kristen’s been pressing Marlena’s buttons so easily that Marlena has been more rattled than I’ve seen her since the 90s. She forgot her common sense and her training as a psychiatrist was thrown out the window along with her sense of style. Thanks to Kayla, she soon realized she can easily ignore Kristen anytime the woman comes near her or calls her. Of course the problem is Kristen’s counting on this. Marlena doesn’t have that DiMera mentality for scheming so scheme though she will in upcoming scenes, it’s hard to see her besting Kristen at that game.

    The University crew.
    The scenes with Sonny/Will/Gabi and Audrey seemed more like how high school students would interact rather than University students. I can't really tell if Audrey is rubbing off on Tad. He's such a dork to help WilSon get back on track to impress a girl. Again, very high school... And how long can Gabi lie for Nick?

    Picky picky.
    Lately people have forgotten their manners in Salem. Maybe they never really had them and I’m just noticing. They’re always barging in on someone’s conversation without ever excusing themselves (Hope?) while others barge into people’s homes uninvited (EJ, Rafe, and Nicole). It's a little off-putting. Even Maggie's been sounding more like Victor than herself. Not good!

    Er... Interesting lines?

    Kristen to Roman: "I’d be pretty stupid if I jaywalked don’t you think?" Sure, that’s what all the ex-cons say.

    Sami to Jennifer: "Something squirrelly is going on here with Nicole."

    John to Kristen: "Of all the cabins in the world, why did you decide to walk into this one?" (Pure cheese.)

    And of course our most overused line: Sami, "Who are you and what have you done with my mother?"

    Take a look at Matt’s SOF Musings. A taste: "Everyone chased her to the steps of doom. With no novelty cake below, a fall could prove deadly."

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Friday, November 09 2012 12:07 PM

    Chrissi....I don't like or trust Kristen...basically
    because she is a product of steph-o-no's upbringing!!

    John....typical man that has too much time on his hands...
    professioning his undying love to DOC...and recalling
    the "hay" rides with Kristen!!! gag me with a maggot!!

    Nicole won't be charged with anything........if she is...
    then there should be a recall on all the previous cases
    gone down in that Salem courtroom!!!

    Here come the judge!!! Remember that!!!

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Friday, November 09 2012 12:08 PM

    professing...................hahahahahahaahahahahahaha
    my fingers just kept on typing.....:))

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Friday, November 09 2012 12:20 PM

    Ari Zuker-Lowder is amazing this past week I cried like a baby and Wow!! I will watch it soon! Kristen is PURE evil just like her adopted brother, Evil Jerk!!

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, November 09 2012 12:34 PM

    Oh yeah, no way can we trust Kristen. She's so much fun and I love her but lol I haven't forgotten who she is. Notice that sniffing of John's coat? Seems she's not over him at all!

    Yeah Ari deserves an Emmy for these scenes especially today. Very heart wrenching to watch. I can't imagine how exhausting emotionally it must be to film those types of scenes.

    Posted by CRIS34 at Friday, November 09 2012 01:08 PM

    Who is audrey, tad and Wilson that you keep speaking of?

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Monday, November 12 2012 07:00 AM

    Tad is "T" who is Will's old friend and Audrey's the girl he just started dating. We've seen Tad often but not Audrey. This was her first time on the show.

    Posted by Florentine at Monday, November 12 2012 09:33 AM

    I kind of like John, but yes it is very hard to watch him at times,uber animated ... yes I agree. Also his Clint Eastwood imitation is hard to miss.
    Glad however, that John and Marlena are finally getting a bit more of a SL, involving Kristin... yeah....
    Looks like John still has unresoveld feelings for Kristin, should get interesting...

    Manners in Salem, hardly, walking in, interrupting, eves dropping etc., have to add, No Clean up after Sex..ha, ha..
    Marlena's dress, matronly yes, must be share Jenn's ward robe lady as of late...
    Nicole is not the only one, that lost a child, now for the second time, EJ also lost a child again.
    I think he has behaved pretty good so far, and I hope he gets his say to Nicole, to get it off his chest and also can find closure, not just Nicole. Two parents lost a child.
    I agree about some of the lines... Pure Cheese for sure..
    On the Ex con .. was Kristin ever arrested for all her crimes, didn't she just disappear into a Harem some where.
    Wouldn't it be a hoot, if Kristin was still there, and it is real Our Susan pretending to be Kristin... If any of you recall, Susan also was crazy in Love with John.... Just my imagination in overdrive. "Kristin" really seems to care for EJ,..almost like a son, well he could have been, if her secret would not have come out.

    Posted by lmb1315 at Monday, November 12 2012 09:30 PM

    My first real memory was Julie opening the oven and getting her face burned. That was a loooong time ago.

    I feel very bad for Nicole. I know she does some bad things but she always gets the short end of the stick. Everytime. She tries to go straight and gets kicked back down. I wish she would finally get something good. I was hoping she would actually get to keep this baby.

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Tuesday, November 13 2012 10:21 AM

    I don't think John is trying to imitate Eastwood....John
    talks like that anyways.....and why would he want to
    imitate CE!!! John doesn't need to be anyone but himself!!

    Too many cigs has messed with CE's throat..and it has
    worsened with age. I use to love that guy.....but...
    now....not so much!!!

    Posted by Florentine at Tuesday, November 13 2012 04:50 PM

    Many, many years ago Drake said in an interview, that his hero and idol was Clint Eastwood, so maybe that's why, and he does sound like Clint, but I think he pushes it a bit more, than he did way, total way back.
    MO, for whatever it is worth,,.
    I have a feeling, that they are not going to make Kristin totally bad, that would be boring, sort of in between, that to me would be so much more interesting.
    As long as we get good new SL's, that is what I am hoping for.
    How old is EJ now, well that is how long it has been since Kristin was in Salem the last time...First real time that EJ and Kristin met...since he was a baby...
    Great acting by Ari/Nicole..

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