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    Monday, January 05 2009

    Should she give it up or is there something there? (
    These are the "DAYS" of my week for December 29- January 2:

    Though Candace did the thoughts last Friday and though I posted thoughts for the entire year, there are still things to say for the past week…

    Random thoughts: How do Stephanie and Chloe know each other? They don't. Why would Chloe go to Stephanie and tell her that she thinks she and Philly are rebounding. Shaddup, tramp, er. I mean Chloe. Mind your own men.

    I like Mary, the DiMera maid. She's cute. I’d still like to see Hilda around Salem, after Sami’s out of the safe house. Not as a housekeeper but as something or other…

    New Year's Eve wasn't much fun, in my humble opinion. I had higher expectations, and that's my own fault! It seemed to last from 11:45-12:15, maybe 12:45. The time line is always out of whack in soaps but I noticed it more on the 31st.

    Few odd bits:

    New Year's Eve Stephanie had a hair mishap. She’s so young and cute that I’d have liked to see her in a more hip look.

    Holy sizzling champagne. Did you hear it? I couldn't make out what was said in the scene with Kate and Daniel at the Kiriakis mansion, NYE. I heard the champagne bottle pop, then sizzzzzle, fizzle....sizzzle....went on for hours it seemed and then Daniel says something and Kate says, “Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, don't ruin this with your self-effacing blah blah,” the shhhh went on for eons. The whole scene weirded me out and I didn’t catch what was said. Good thing I wasn’t the one writing it! Kate tells Doc Hands that she's now immune to his charms and has no more desire for him, so look for her to end that relationship, early next week.

    Out of Rafe's mouth:

    Rafe’s got a new saying. “It is what it is.”

    Old-John used to have “And that's a fact.” Bo's got “Fricken.” Victor Newman's (The Young and the Restless) got “You got that?” Now Rafe's got “It is what it is.” He said it twice already!

    Sami and Agent Mind-reader continued to argue over Christmas and the FBI agent didn't figure out what all of us have already figured out, that Sami's going to give up EJ's kid for adoption. Even when Sami practically told him what her plans were, the FBI agent still couldn't put two and two together, and then we finally see it dawn on him, but he refuses to let Sami give up her kid. Eh? How is this any of his business? Oh and according to EJ, we've got one or two more months of this, which puts Sami at 7 months along. Ugh! Please end it now. They've got Sami thinking she can give up her kid for a short time, which is ludicrous. Sure Sami, drop the kiddo off at the orphanage for a few months and then go back and get her or him… how horrible! Oh, and obviously the child is a girl, since Nicole’s was a girl and we all think that Nicole will end up with Sami’s baby. That’s not a fact, nor is it foreshadowing. Just a thought.

    Funniest line of the week – Sami -“I was raised Catholic. My faith means something to me.” What that is, we don't know. Hypocrite.

    Rafe called EJ a mobster, which threw me. EJ's not a mobster. Is EJ a mobster? Are you laughing? I suppose Stefano is “supposed to be” one. I don't think the show has ever referred to Stefano as a mobster!

    Nic and the baby broker:Watching the Nicole and Doc Callahan scenes were painful, as usual. He's not much of a character. Can they get on with this already? We now know he's a baby broker, which doesn't make a lot of sense, considering he could have offered Nicole a baby at any time. Not just that but it has had me wondering if Nicole's baby really is dead or if he sold it.

    Nic’s little elf: Brady showed up for Nic and EJ’s party after midnight. Nobody called him to cancel? And why did she cancel? Just because EJ was working? Who cares!? The party must go on. Not like he wouldn’t make it back in time for a few drinks.

    Victor, Brady and Philly: I don't get the animosity. Phil made a mistake, sure, deciding not to use Melanie's (Nick's) alternative fuel project, but why is this being carried on? Its one issue out of what appears to be a perfect record and Victor fires him? It makes no sense - I like Victor as a villain and all but they should have had Philip piss Victor off more than that to have him at his throat so much. Victor fired both Brady and Philly, but I didn't really catch why. Because they're not yes men? That's Philly's theory and he's got a point. The only cool part about this is that Brady and Philly are going against Victor, which means we'll see more Vic and more drama.

    Will her baby wind up in Nicole's arms? (
    They’re not pals, but… Melanie got Chelsea thinking about her feelings for Max, over the holidays. She tried to deny them, not thinking she was ready to be in a relationship. She was ready to kiss him after the countdown, so it's one good deed for Melanie, oddly. Chelsea thinks that when a guy wants to talk, it's either about sex or football. Hrmph.

    Chelsea tried to get Victor to fire Melanie. Here's what happened.
    Vic: She has a lot of drive and ambition and most importantly, she controls the alternative fuel project.
    C: That's what this is about. Profits from that project.
    V: I don't run this company for my health. Course it's about profit.

    Oh boy. Chelsea doesn't have a mind for business. This showed me just how much she needs to learn. Melanie's got determination and drive, sure. Nobody can deny that. However, she went from secretary to executive just because she holds a patent? I don't think so. That's just ridiculous writing and I didn’t feel it was believable even for a soap.


    Which is it going to be? Kate asked Chloe to move up the wedding date, causing Daniel to get flustered. He wants the bim for himself, see. Kate pointed out that if the transplant doesn't work, she hasn't much time. Too obvious.

    Chloe spilled the beans about Dr. Love to Nic, who gave her advice to keep quiet about her attraction for somebody else. True, attractions come and go, and if they're not a threat to the relationship, who cares, right? Not in this case. One has to wonder if Chloe should be honest about. Sometimes the reality of it will make it seem less intense. Not so forbidden, you know? So I'm not sure I agree with Nicole's advice this time. In relationships, lying’s not the right answer.

    Lucas and Kate worrying about Chloe and Daniel on New Year’s Eve gave me a headache. NYE lasted about five minutes, so it made them look desperate and controlling. They sat there, waiting, instead of dancing and having fun. The scene was off. Is it the directing?

    Tony warned EJ that Stefano was trying to take over his life. He's likely right but EJ didn't listen, because he's a yes man to Steffie, or what? So he left for a meeting on the biggest night of the year and Nicole wasn't the least bit upset that EJ had to go into work on New Year's Eve. She was very accommodating. Very sweet. I found myself surprised. A woman prepared for a night on the town or a party on NYE and she’s not even the least bit bummed out that her man won’t be with her? Doesn’t fit. Then…. She left to see Doc Baby Broker and upon her return, EJ was controlling, asking where she’d been. Uh… what is she on a leash? He was out, so what did he expect her to do? Shine the freaking silverware? At any rate, EJ then assumed that she left because she was angry with him for leaving her and taking her for granted. 1. Boy. These two are getting married and don't even know each other. 2. His assumptions don’t make sense, unless he thought that she was lying about telling him she was fine with him going to work on NYE. He apologized for being insensitive to her needs and blah blah blah and proposed. Wasn't a nice proposal.

    Jarlena: John interrupted Marlena and Charlotte's New Year's Eve dinner. (Why wasn’t she out with Steve and Kayla or Roman or….??) Charlotte pointed out that it wasn't appropriate for him to hang with her and she left. Eh? Shouldn't he have left? I gather she hoped they’d have a lovely night together but what about her night with Marlena?

    Julie and Doug were adorable at the party, sipping champagne and drinking to each other, but I'd have liked to see Bo and Hope there. How boring that they stayed home and did nothing. I gather it was a money saving effort from the show, and I’ll try to be supportive but it bummed me out!

    Philip and Stephanie squirmed when Mel showed up at Chez Rouge for the party. If I were Melanie's friend, I'd tell her to move on. Quickly. He is interested in Steph. Steph was so worried about that stupid scene with Melanie, leaning in for a kiss, yet in Marseilles, she walked in on Max making out with a hottie and laughed it off. I don't get it.

    And those are my thoughts. What are yours?! See you this coming Friday, with more!

    - Christine Fix

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    Posted by bghwme at Monday, January 05 2009 06:01 PM

    Hi. Chrissy. Welcome back.

    Ditto on almost everything you said. I like both Mary the Maid and Hilda too. I really, really want to keep Hilda! The spoilers are now saying that Hilda has a run-in with the killer or that the killer captures Hilda instead of the killer KILLs let's keep our fingers crossed!

    I kinda wanted to keep Charlotte too. I thought she was gonna be Salem's saving grace. But from what I've been reading, I don't think that's gonna happen. Let's just say we may all be learning real soon that we should be wary of strangers who come to town in the place of someone else, and are overly friendly.

    I was dissapointed in the Christmas shows and in the New Year's shows. In the past those 2 shows have inspired hope and happiness, and a "looking forward" to what's to come..but not this year.

    Even Bo's miracle vision story that resulted in finding Theo who just wondered away to visit Santa Claus wasn't quite "there." It was kind of cool seeing little Zack again, though.

    I got the feeling that the holiday shows were a feeble attempt to wrap up old story lines and set-up for the new ones that we are not sure we want to see.

    All of the love stories are moving a little too quickly for me. First, EJ loves Sami, would always love Sami, had to have Sami, but now that he has ruined her life...he loves Nicole?

    Max loved Stephanie, wanted to take care of Stephanie, Stephanie was the one for him...but because she "betrayed his confidence" for his own good; he broke up with her just like that..wham! No discussion. It's over!

    Stephanie's heart was broken, but she bounced back from that broken heart in record time, and moved on to Phillip. Bing, bang boom! Out of Maxes bed and into Phillip's.

    Then there's Chloe. She gets engaged to Lucas, risks her life to save his mother...and suddenly starts panting after her fiance's mother's lover who stole him from her own granddaughter. That's just sick and weird, and not something I want to deal with or watch at all.

    What I want to see on this show is true love that endures, a return to moral principles and family values. A triumph of good over evil, adventure, romance and entertainment.

    Instead, they keep giving me weird sick lustful stuff where these people who are doing this weird sick lustful stuff are sitting in judgment of Melanie who at least admits that she does what she does because that's what her father taught her. But, I don't see anyone except maybe Maggie setting any kind of example for the lost child. Most of them don't even seem to realize that she is, after all, still a child.

    The people in this town don't seem to learn anything from their mistakes, (except maybe Chelsea). They just keep making the same mistakes over again, or go from one big mistake to another without even thinking about it.

    By the way, the line "It is what it is." was first used by Sami to EJ. It was right after the big scene where Nicole saw her and EJ kissing in the hospital stairwell.

    That's why I think it's so interesting that Rafe keeps using that same line on Sami.

    Posted by danseafan08 at Monday, January 05 2009 06:07 PM

    As always, i really enjoy reading your thoughts Chrissi.

    You really aren't the only one who is questioning the writing, the directing the management...I mean we viewers/fans are obviously not actors/actresses but a fan of the show for 20 years, there are loose ends and holes in the writing that don't make sense. Case in point, the Kate cancer storyline...this was so horribly portrayed that it has really left a sore spot with about Days...a show that I have adored since I was 6 years old, watching it with my mother and grandmother passing down a tradition in the family. As a fan, i understand the budget cuts were necessary but still as a fan of the show yet again like so many other fans...letting John and Marlena go while barely showing them on screen has had and will have its consequences. I can't count the numerous post that I read on various site/boards in which fans...short and long term fans post that once January 23rd arrives and John and Marlena depart so will they...I know that some of these individuals may be blowing off steam but honestly...I take that seriously because just as they are frustrated and disappointed in the show for firing Drake not once but twice and this time firing Deidre...I definitely understand the frustration and disappointment and I too, have tuned out of Days many times recently...which is something that I never thought I would do. I have always loved Days, i love the vets and the younger characters...well most of them anyways but when Chelsea was paired with Daniel, I saw a lot of potential between them. I literally stopped what I was doing the day they met in the park in March of 2008 to watch them because thats how much they captured my attention. I was very interested and hooked on this couple from day one. I found them very entertaining, refreshing and a unique pairing in general. I give major Kudos to whom ever created this pairing because they obviously saw the same things and more. I really enjoyed watching their banter and the cute ways they looked at each other and Daniel was just so alive when Chelsea entered the same room as him. Their chemistry is perfect and they have that "It Factor" which consists of romance, passion, chemistry, love and devotion and a connection like no other. I can't believe that their story and sweet romance was replaced with Kate/Daniel and Daniel/Chloe who have no chemistry, who have no connection, who look very uncomfortable together, who look forced and most importantly are filled with lust. As for Phillip and Stephanie, true stephanie and chloe do not know one another and chloe may have come off as being rude when she approached stephanie at the brady pub but that was to be expected. I think that scene spoke high volumes, chloe was actually being honest when she said steph was the rebound girl for phillip because after watching stephanie and max's last convo. in the cheatin heart not too mention the many looks exchanged between them at NYE's at chez rouge...its clear they are not over and poor Chelsea because she really is so conflicted...she really doesn't know if she wants to approach the "dating" experience with Max again and she should feel that way because she and Max never connected deeply like she did with Daniel and her and Max lack the romance factor...when I see them...I see two great friends...nothing more.
    I really love Rafe and Brady and along with Daniel, i think they are great additions to the show. I love Sami, i have watched her since she was a teenager but frankly, she shouldn't be paired with Rafe...she has too much on her plate and its clear that she loves EJ but will not admit that to anyone not even herself so how could she possibly move on and have any kind of life if she isn't honest with herself...I would hate for her to become involved with Rafe only for it to end badly causing Rafe to leave town.

    So for my final thoughts, I think its truly sad that the viewers cannot fully enjoy the show with the poor writing and the mismatched pairings, the poorly portrayed serious subjects such as cancer among other things. Shawn Christian's contract is coming to an end soon and I for one hope that he decides to stay but only with the hopes of a Dansea reunion and if he doesn't decide to stay...I can't say that I would blame him given the nature of the show right now!!!

    Posted by dolfanforlife at Monday, January 05 2009 06:18 PM

    I am with you on Rafe's new saying. Enough already. Its not cute.

    Posted by passionsfan2582 at Monday, January 05 2009 06:34 PM

    Great thoughts Chrissi. I am with danseafan, i couldn't agree more. And bghwme, i totally agree, bring back the romance, true love, good vs. evil with goodness triumphing, adventure, entertainment, moral princples and family values.

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