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    Friday, March 15 2013


    Brady's tacky keychain. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" from March 11-15:

    This week we saw a balance between romance, deception, and criminal activity. Still, stories are pretty watered-down and predictable but thankfully, Stefano's back, which should liven things up.

    John’s return.
    John’s back in town with a plan to get Brady away from Kristen and to treat his non-wife Marlena like dirt. He’s been gone so long it’s almost easy to forget why he is so angry. The longer he holds this grudge, the easier it makes it for Marlena to seek solace not just in Roman's arms... But his bed.

    Daniel’s harem.
    Like every week for the past month or so, simpering Jennifer spent time jumping to conclusions where Daniel was concerned. The lack of trust is astounding and it grates on the nerves that Jenn appears so completely helpless that she needs "cuz," Maxine, and Maggie to tell her what to do. Doesn’t she have a mind of her own? What happened to this investigative reporter who can no longer find a clue if it was shoved down her throat?

    Fans are already complaining about Nancy’s nostalgic return. It’s had its moments and Nancy can be loads of fun. Between her, Anne, and Chloe, there has been some comedic relief but Chloe’s return doesn’t seem to have the desired effect which we gather was to prop Jenn and Daniel as a couple. Some fans are actually siding with Chloe to get her man when she’s not even going to be around after April. If the majority doesn’t care for Dannifer, why force things? And why write a storyline when we already know the endgame?

    Stefano’s return.
    Stefano’s return didn’t get a lot of fanfare from his family. He asked them all to move in with him which could be fun for story fodder. Already, it’s providing a bit of entertainment. Kristen was speaking to Stefano about her plans for Brady, John, and Marlena out in the open – not in the secret room, where they’d at least have some privacy. Brady eavesdropped yet he’s so daft that he seemed to hear nothing. Or maybe he did hear the whole thing and is considering his options?

    Nah, he’s clueless.


    Smug! (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Secrets, lies, and crime.
    In an unprecedented move, Sami’s merry men were all in her life this week and getting along with her. It’s a relief to see her and Rafe civil, and her humourous friendship with Lucas resumed. It was even refreshing that Samanther and EJ don’t need to keep secrets from one another. EJ even gloated to Stefano about it. But wait. EJ did keep secrets from Samanther. He didn’t tell her about Stefano’s return. Why lie about that considering she’d have found out anyway?

    Sami convinced Lucas to break into the SPD’s evidence room in order to gather whatever evidence was somehow gathered from her Keystone cop relatives yet not processed. "It's not like we're going to take real evidence that they need for real criminals," because Will shooting EJ in the back isn’t a crime and he's not a real criminal. Okay. Lucas went along with Sami's plan because he knows if they were caught nothing would happen. And that's just what happened when Rafe went by the corrupt Brady police handbook and let them go. He obviously still trusts her. It seems Sami trusts Rafe still as well and wanted to let him in on the blackmail. EJ used a bit of brute force to order her to keep quiet on the subject and she didn't like that. Was this about jealousy or does he know Rafe won’t do anything too ‘DiMeraly’ if needed to Nick? Maybe a little of both.

    Sami's little fantasy about what life would be like in the DiMera mansion if she lived there with Kristen was pretty funny right down to the clothing and hairstyle choices. Speaking of hair, is the pink streak in Sami’s hair supposed to be some sort of statement that Sami and Kate are getting more similar by the day?

    Blackmail.
    Will attempted to tell Gabi who Nick really is but she already knows. She's just not admitting it to herself. She didn't even fight Nick when he decided Will wasn't going to be a part of their wedding. More and more it's easier to feel she deserves Nick at least in a small way.

    With Sonny's instruction, Will's finally seeing that Nick is a sociopath but it's difficult to decipher how this knowledge is going to help him. Where this story is going is anyone's guess.

    What to say about Nick and Gabi's wedding? Her dress was horrid, her hair was gorgeous, and she's marrying a snake. It was sort of a waste of seeing characters we actually like!

    "I can't risk losing you again."
    If Father Eric didn't figure it out by now, he has to have clued in that Nicole is in love with him based on that line alone!

    Let's leave things on a positive note. Vote! Which DOOL story was the best this week?

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    Posted by stjarna at Friday, March 15 2013 12:51 PM

    I find your musings great this week especially Qs you raised about Jennifer, once a formidable journalist who constantly needs ahelping hand in her love life like she is an alien who doesn't know a thing.
    I don't know why they do this s/l in such an obviously propping manner- especially when we know a character is leaving.
    I said it many times- imo Rafe and Jen could have a love story and be a solid romantic couple. Daniel has too much baggage and this redemption they are trying to do with Jennifer is no good. Imo-

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, March 15 2013 01:09 PM

    Thanks Stjarna. I'm tired of the way they're portraying Jenn. I always thought she was stronger than this. They keep writing our gals to be dumb. Will, too. It pains me that he is written so naive when he never was before.

    The Chloe stuff feels like a letdown. I really want to like Jenn with Dan but they're making it hard for me! Rafe and Jenn. I hadn't thought of them. Interesting!

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, March 15 2013 01:11 PM

    I love that photo of Nick. Makes me giggle each time I see it! Blake is amazing to make us all loathe Nick so!!

    Posted by dedee at Friday, March 15 2013 09:51 PM

    DOOL IS GETTING SO BORING, THIS THING WITH NICK AND WILL IS SO DRAGED OUT, IT IS LIKE READING A ROMANCE NOVEL OVER AND OVER, LOVE SAMI/EJ, THEY ARE SO HOT, I ACTUALLY TAPE THE SHOW AND FAST FORWARD JUST TO GET TO THE SAMI/EJ SCENE, WOW THE KRISTEN/ BRADY THING IS SO DRAGGED OUT, I GET A HEADACH WATCHING IT, I HAVE WATCHED DOOL FROM THE DAY IT STARTED, THEY ARE DRAGGING THINGS OUT SO LONG NOWADAYS, IT TAKES ALL WEEK TO GET TO THE GOOD STUFF. I HAVE NEVER WATCHED THE Y&R BUT STARTED A FEW DAYS AGO AND FINDING IT MORE INTERESTING,I TAPE BOTH SHOWS BUT FIND I AM FAST FORWARDING DOOL TO THE GOOD STUFF, WHILE THE Y&R IS SO GOOD, I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING, THE ONLY THING I LOVE ABOUT DOOL IS THE SAMI/EJ THING THEY ARE SO HOT, BUT KRISTEN/BRADY/JOHN, THING IS DRAGGING SO LONG IT IS LIKE READING A BORING BOOK. I AM SO SICK OF SEEING KRISTEN ACT LIKE A LITTLE TEENAGER, LIKE GROW UP ALREADY. SAMI IS THE BEST ACTRESS, HER AND EJ HEAT THE SCREEN UP, THERE IS SO MUCH CHEMISTRY THERE, IT WOULD BLOW UP THE LAB. BUT THE RAFE& KATE THING??????? NOW WE NEED TO GET ON WITH IT, LETS SEE UGMUG NICK GET WHAT IS COMING TO HIM, AND GET ON WITH THE SHOW.

    Posted by Doris JJ at Sunday, March 17 2013 09:39 AM

    The writers are putting so much hate and negative stories in that I don't enjoy watching anymore. Are they trying to ruin this soap so it will go away?
    At least a couple days last week we didn't have Sami and EJ, those were good days. I'm glad she is with EJ because I know that she will move into the mansion and I hope Stefano gives her so much grief, she deserves that as well.
    Sick of Kristen and Brady and by the way isn't she like 20 years older then Brady? It is a sick story line and I hope it backfires and soon.
    Jen has always been a saint and annoying. Nothing is ever her fault but again this s/l is dumb. Not a fan of her or her daughter. But I do like Chloe but again a very dumb s/l. If she leaves, is she taking Parker with her? I really hope Jen isn't going to raise that poor child.
    I like Nick but not what the writers are doing with him. Not sure if they are setting up a plot where he will be killed and we have to figure out who done it? That would be a first on this show! Just kidding! Don't like this guy getting out of prison and coming to Salem for the sole purpose of Nick. Don't like Sonny either and wish that Will would find someone else to be with.
    Is Chad going to move into the mansion and become a true DiMera? I think so but he won't have far to go to become one.

    Posted by dcv5956 at Friday, March 22 2013 12:07 PM

    Since Bo Brady(Peter Reckle)has left the show..when is he going to be replaced. He cant stay on the ocean with Shawn and Bell forever. He's got to go back to Salem at some point.

    Posted by Florentine at Friday, March 22 2013 05:04 PM



    Hi Chrissi, great stuff today, I like...

    Why bring back Chloe, if we already know she is leaving next month...I am with others, I would like to see Dr. Dan get back with Chloe and his son Parker. Raise his own child,.. with the mother of the child...wow, what a concept....
    I can not see Jennifer as Parker's mom... since she did not raise her own son JJ.
    All of us long time viewers, know that JJ was about 1 year old, in the Patrick Lockhart days, when he lived in her Garage apartment, then became involved with Hope, and Ciara was born... well, she turned out to be Bo's,
    but the Age difference between Ciara and JJ is maybe a year or a bit more...So who raise JJ, not Mama Jenn...
    I hope Chloe does Not loose Parker, unless they are going to kill her off...
    But no matter what... Jenn and Dr. Love,,, I just can't warm up to that idea...I do not see big chemistry...

    I have a feeling, that with Vargas now in the picture... sooner or later Nick, LOL the Snake... will become the victim, and sooner or later they will rehab him... everybody will be sorry... the Horton's will all sing and hold hands,
    Will and Nick will "Kiss", ha, ha, and make up...well you know what I mean, and all will be fine..
    Baby Grace will have two Families...and Nick will become a
    crusader for gay people that need help...
    and he will make people that are bigots out there, understand
    and see, what he did not, and now he does....
    Everything will have a good ending..... Well I think, maybe not...

    What about Kristin, how long is her contract...I read that things will come to a head/or end... does that mean Kristin will be gone... I certainly hope not,, because I enjoy watching that actress, she is ten times more exciting to watch than Clueless/but bitchy Jenn any day.


    dedee, I like your post... Yes move the Brady/Kristin story up a bit, get to the point, but don't have Kristin leave, she is good...
    Nick, of course, I would like to see him brought down a lot of notches.. but Like I said above... I have a feeling the writers will Re-deem him, by making him a victim....sooner or later.


    P.S. I would like for Dan and Chloe get back together,
    he was right there ... when they, Him and Chloe together, betrayed Lucas...and yes Chloe should have trusted Dan more, rather than Listen to Vivian.. etc...

    but just look at Jenn, she doesn't trust Dan either...she did not trust him at all, so what is the difference....Just think if Frankie had been around, after Jenn found Dr. Dan in bed, passed out and Chloe there...
    maybe she might have jumped in bed with Frankie or whoever, just like Chloe did with Philip when He came over, just as depressed as Chloe, and of course... They drank... and bingo... not the first time this has happened on a soap..

    And of course after all that... the Elite of Salem, all had to Mess with the DNA... and our Dr. Dan was to stupid, to run his own independent DNA test, before he threw his wife and child... away...
    Ok,if I ranted to much, I am sorry...

    Love EJ and Sami....they seem to be the Only Happy, Good Couple in town right now... well, Kristin and Brady are getting there...

    Hope Caroline will never have to completely comprehend what Nick is doing do her beloved Great Grand Son Will...Nick is really biting the Hands that helped him, fed him..that includes of course Kate, that gave him a job... and He is royally messing with her grandson Will.
    I wonder what Stefano can/might do about Nick... any ideas out there...

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