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    Friday, February 01 2013

    New romance. (NBC)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" from January 28 - February 1:

    Aside from thriving on their need to gossip about matters that didn’t concern them, we saw a lot of bickering this week between Salemites but nobody really had much else to say except Sami, who had a lot to say. Between EJ and Sami and Daniel and Jenn, the romance gave us some much needed balance. Let’s break things down.


    Scooby-Doo and the Gossip Mongers:
    Hope came up with an idea for Jenn to ask Scooby-Doo on a "sexy" date for hot chocolate and marshmallows in the (very private) park. Yeah. This is why Chloe thinks she has a chance with Daniel but her ideas aren't that much better. Showing up half naked at Daniel’s door is such a tired old attempt to make Jenn jealous. At this point I can't see any of Chloe's attempts to derail the Dannifer romance working.

    I have a confession. I don’t think I much care for Father Eric. He’s almost as judgmental as his twin and not what I want to see in a priest.

    I agree with Brady. Kristen is jealous of Nicole. Kristen’s already in too deep with her feelings for Brady but wait until he clues in to what she's all about. The tables will surely be turned.


    Salemites have lost the art of scheming!
    Nicole’s plot to plant Titan documents on Kristen’s computer was the most obvious and embarrassing sham of a scheme I’ve seen to date. I blame her work at the rectory for messing with her juju. Chloe and Anne are just as bad. As villains, they’re not even fun to hate. They’re just really annoying.

    Kristen and Roman’s scene at the pub seemed pointless. Does that mean it really was? I know nothing but can't help but wonder why we've seen nothing of Roman for weeks and when we have it's with Kristen. I could be reading too much into this!

    It struck me that it was never revealed why our resident mama’s boy, and Scooby-Doo imitator showed up at Maggie and Victor’s place so I have to assume he was a plot point to ensure more than one person saw Nicole’s suspicious behaviour while seated at Brady’s computer which coincidentally housed the confidential Titan documents. Nicole could be in trouble.

    Kate and Billie’s scene was rather anti-climactic. Underused Billie did the right thing by quitting MadWorld. She’s better off away from such toxicity, but will this drive Kate into a downward spiral?


    The lost and the lonely.
    Always getting into some trouble, Nicole has really become the Lindsay Lohan of Salem. Blaming Henderson of all people for stealing those sensitive files was asinine though rather amusing. Her whole scheme to get Brady away from Kristen was preposterous and a little insulting. Nicole’s not that stupid. She can do better than this! I suppose when a scheme is coming from one’s heart instead of their head, it’s doomed to fail!

    What's next for Kate? (NBC)
    I liked Rafe and Hope’s easy scene. There was no drama, no yelling, and we even caught a glimpse of how Hope’s feeling about Bo’s absence. Intriguing.

    Marlena did the right thing coming clean with Brady about wiretapping Kristen. Without intending to, it also planted a seed of doubt. I felt sad for her. She seems so lost and lonely without John.


    The six year wait for Ejami fans has come to an end.
    Ejami fans everywhere are doing a collective happy dance. After years of waiting, they finally got their wish. Sami gave up on fighting her feelings for EJ. She put it all out on the line except she didn't tell him she loves him. What gives? When will she finally say those three little words and what comes next for these two? Vote! What’s next for Ejami?

    The WilSon break-up is becoming poignant. It's making me feel more invested and when they do reunite, it’ll be that much sweeter. This is what we've been missing with other couples on the show. The slow build and the major issues that really make us wonder if the couple can overcome all odds. I like Brian and it's a shame the writers chose to throw his character under the bus by having him take advantage of Sonny’s vulnerable state. The kiss was hot but they've so few friends their own age as it is, it felt like a letdown. I'd rather have seen Sonny kiss someone we didn't know.

    Chad got off lucky with Will, who didn’t take any convincing to forgive him. Will’s got to be the most forgiving person in the entire universe. I gather this has to do with having a mother like Sami, who messes up daily. I think I’d have preferred to see a big blow-up which finally ended in Will accepting Chad’s apology.


    Romance in the afternoon.
    It's been a difficult week so the romance was a welcome reprise from the bickering. Daniel and Jenn finally made it to the bedroom but of course Chloe had to worm her way in.

    Rafe declared for the second or third time that he was done with Sami. I felt for him. It was only a few days before that he and Sami were starting over. He seems at peace with it while Sami, who never has trouble moving from man to man all but forgot Rafe's name. Ouch. She and EJ basically confessed they always knew they were meant to be together, but that's not the story some perceived all these years. Still, it was romantic, yet I still wanted Sami to finally say, "I love you." It doesn't make sense to me why she'd delay when it's easy to see she feels it. I guess - I don't know. I don't trust the writers writing romance for any coupling so I'll just sit back and enjoy the ride.

    I'm not sure why, but I was surprised Sonny didn't have sex with Brian. I should have realized he wouldn't but Brian's very charismatic. As I've said before, Sonny's got some crazy willpower. It looks like we're in for more heartache for WilSon because of Brian intimating to Will that he took Sonny to bed.

    It's a slice of life.
    We’re missing out on the slice of life bits that make the characters relatable. Wouldn’t it be nice to see for example Rafe taking up painting, Nicole taking spin classes in order to stave off any belly flab from her pregnancy? What about having one of the mature women like Hope going through peri-menopause or Maggie and Victor taking in a movie and arguing about whether or not it was any good?

    Check out Matt’s Matt’s SOF Musings. "She decided to scheme her way into breaking up Black and DiMera. That flopped as gracefully as a bowl of chowder spills onto a cockerspaniel's head."

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    Posted by Chrissi at Friday, February 01 2013 12:08 PM

    Just wanting to clarify that this is only an opinion piece and if I don’t write for a certain character, it’s because of the following:

    a) I don’t have to.
    b) I’ve nothing to say either way, which can be because I enjoy what’s happening or I’m tired of what’s happening or because I don’t want to repeat anything from the week prior.
    c) I've already gone beyond my word allotment.

    I don’t “ship” any couple or any character. Same goes for any show; I am interested in whoever and whatever entertains me day to day, week to week. I don’t dissect each and every scene. If I miss anything, feel free to ask my opinion on whatever I’ve missed from one week to the next and I’ll try to make time to respond. As always, I love reading your responses so feel free to chip in with whatever made an impact on you this week.

    Hope it helps everyone to know where I’m coming from and please know that my opinion isn’t any better or worse than anyone else’s! It’s all in fun and I don’t much take it seriously! I always like hearing your opinions even if you disagree with my thoughts.

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, February 02 2013 11:26 AM

    I didn't think about Kristen being jealous, I just thought she needs to keep Nicole away so she doesn't ruin anything. Interesting!
    Do you think Father Eric is still fighting his demons and that causes his short fuse? He does have some demons!
    Not many of Nicole's schemes work except getting EJ elected as mayor, and she had help with that one. I'm sure Victor will have her arrested. That would be funny if Kristen bailed her out. Points with Brady!
    I hate to see Billie go, she is the only one that can talk sense to Kate.
    I wonder about the run-in with Roman too. It didn't seem to fit nor was it necessary. Did they pass secrete notes?
    I don't think Sami loves EJ, and I do think she loves Rafe. She has this quick temper, unable to think things through so she attackes. I still really like Rafe the best but hoping for Sami to be miserable with EJ. I would be okay with Gabi having a miscarriage instead of the back and forth with the babyl. You know EJ will pay a judge to declare the baby to Will and then it will be kidnapped. Same story as with Sydney. Are their children still in this soap? Never see them, maybe they are staying with Roman!

    Posted by Chrissi at Monday, February 04 2013 09:21 AM

    Hi Dorris JJ

    It seems like she is jealous. That's the way they're going with the story as far as I can tell. I'm sure she also wants to ensure Nicole doesn't ruin things for her though.

    Yeah maybe that's why I'm having a hard time liking Eric lately - because he is fighting demons still. I was just thinking I wanted him to be more like Father Matt but really, he should just be himself. I just don't remember him being like Sami in the past and not that he's 'exactly' like her but he was a little more angry with Brady than I would have liked.

    LOL Yeah so true about Nicole's schemes not working. I think because you said that I realize that the show is just going a lot faster than it used to and that's probably why I'm noticing her schemes being so terrible, but she did have a few good ones in the past though!

    Yeah they so underused Billie. I'm not really sure why they brought her back.

    Haha about Roman - I just don't know if I'm grasping at straws or not!! I sort of want him to be into her. I don't know why. Maybe it'd be just a shocker.

    I don't know what to think about Sami. It's too soon after Rafe for me to understand how she can jump to EJ unless she really has always loved EJ for a long time. The writing is iffy so I also can't see how she doesn't love Rafe still. So my conclusion is maybe she loves them both still!

    I too think Gabi may miscarry or something dreadful will happen.

    PS I hope I didn't scare anyone away with my disclaimer. I just didn't want anyone to take the blog for more than entertainment!!

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