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    Friday, April 12 2013


    Anne's so obvious! (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" from April 8 - 12:

    Things are coming to a head in the Chloe, Daniel and Jennifer triangle. We can see a light at the end of the tunnel, but the other storylines are still slow going. Let’s get into what went down this week in Salem.

    Desperate times?
    Twice now Chloe put Nicole down for her infertility issues. The first time Nicole and I were so shocked at Chloe's words, Nicole let it slip by. The second time we had the satisfaction of Nicole sniping back about Chloe exploiting her kid. Still, it’s so hurtful and so unlike Chloe. I got the feeling that Chloe felt a touch guilty about having Parker keep his "special secret" but since then, she has become even more unglued and frantic to hang on to her fantasy that she and Dan can make a go of it. There’s seriously something wrong with her. He has been clear that he only wants friendship. She needs to let go. Since Chloe’s never been ‘that girl’, it’ll be nice to see her come to her senses and hopefully we’ll see a few apologies. If not, we’re contacting the "Jerry Springer Show" or "Maury."

    Question of the week: Where did Nancy and Chloe get the bucks to go to Brazil? A week ago she couldn’t even afford to get her own hotel room.

    Kate’s insecurity.
    Kate can’t curb those concerns that Stefano will find out she and Rafe are doing the nasty. Maybe Rafe is on to something and she is more worried that Stefano knows and doesn't care! It was refreshing that she decided to focus on Will instead of Stefano but why go behind Rafe’s back when he could have helped with her scheme to get Gabi to sign over a few rights to William? It’s unclear of how it would work if Gabi did sign considering Nick already had Will sign his rights away. Would one cancel out the other? And why does everyone keep saying how happy they are that Will is going to be able to see Arianna when the documents were clear that he’s not? Did I miss something? Rafe still believes Will signed the document to keep Sami out of the baby-to-be's life but he didn’t even give Kate’s document a chance so how does he know it’s not what’s best for his sister? He’s ex-FBI so this doesn’t fit for his character unless we are to assume that Kate’s right and his jealousy is clouding his judgment. This argument may push these two toward letting go of their exes and perhaps make them realize they actually care for one another more than they thought.

    Mag the nag.
    Though it’s good to see a mother and son so close, especially these two, Maggie is getting into Daniel’s love life like a little too much. And how does she not see right through Jennifer? She was so hurt to think that kindhearted Jenn would do something so drastic as to humiliate Daniel but didn’t once consider that something was up? Same goes for Daniel. Even "cuz" and Nicole thought something was up. Maggie was also a bit daft to actually think that Kristen wasn’t ‘that devious’ to set Victor up. It would have been great to see Maggie attempt to get to the bottom of this rather than see her sobbing and not using her head!

    The mind boggles.


    Laura's appearance. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    The return of Laura Horton.
    What are your thoughts on Laura's return? All I remember about Laura is how unstable and whiny she was in the past. Not the case today. She was a rock. It was strange to see her with Jenn after being gone for so long. Jenn did find solace. I guess. The scene was at times painful to watch with Jennifer acting so erratic and talking in circles.

    Even stranger was to learn that Laura lives at the rectory in Salem – same walls and doors!

    Officer Nightstick's story.
    Since she thought Jennifer was out of the way, Anne was out to make life miserable for Cameron. She headed to the club in order to find out Cam's secret, but wound up getting distracted and fed double shots by Chad while Abigail tried to stop Cameron from doing his thing. At the end of the night, Abigail gave Cameron a taste of his own medicine by accusing him of lying and mistrusting her. What this means to their relationship is anyone's guess but this scene sure injected some passion and generated some interest between the two.

    What are your thoughts on Cameron meeting Stefano? Do these two have a connection or was there some other not so intriguing point to their meeting?

    These boots are made for walkin’.
    Will got Sami and her Nancy Sinatra do all in a tizzy when he wondered if EJ had an ulterior motive for moving her and the kids into the DiMera mansion. What made Will come up with this? EJ hasn’t given any indication that he’s being anything other than supportive of Will and ensuring Nick is "squashed like a bug." It’s good that Sami immediately questioned EJ’s motivation but were we supposed to think it was plausible that EJ has an ulterior motive after their exchange about him taking on more of the business? Hopefully this means EJ won’t be so tame.

    John and Gina/Hope's divorce mystery solved.

    Yesterday we interviewed Kristian Alfonso. We asked if the show should address the lack of a divorce between John and Hope/Gina. The actress said, "I don’t think so because a piece of paper will not change how the couples feel about one another." A fan on Twitter, Geobear4, let us know that on December 18, 2012, Marlena addressed this: "You know, when we found out your divorce was finalized and we were all prepared to get married again, life was perfect. And then Kristen came to town..."

    After months of this huge storyline, this is all that was said and most of us didn't even catch it. That's a shame. It solves the mystery but wouldn't it have been better to make a bigger deal about it?

    Best lines:

    Kristen: "What’s sauce for the goose... is sauce for the other goose."

    Kristen: "You forgave Sami. Next to her Father looks like Mother Theresa."

    Read Matt’s Matt’s DOOL Musings. Matt says, "Dr. Cowabunga got something to holler about when he received confirmation that Nancy had run out of the country with his child. The doctor was horrified that his son had gone to Rio without him and come back without even getting a fake tan. He confronted the diva about her misdeeds. She was apologetic and then threatening and then apologetic and then threatening and then..."

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    Posted by Jolinda at Friday, April 12 2013 12:27 PM

    First off - after not posting for several years I managed to remember my password! Thank you, I was impressed, too.

    I thought it was pretty funny that Laura's home looks just like the rectory, too! I was watching going "hhmmmm, where have I seen that paint job before?" Good use of furniture placement. I guess that means Vargas and Nicole probably share the same room, too.

    I'm not really feeling the whole Cameron/Abigal thing yet. They tried before and then let it cool off. I just don't see the chemistry there, but I do like that she and Chad are buds again. I was hoping Chad would sneak in the back and take Cameron's place to keep him out of trouble! Would love to have seen that

    I thought Maggie went over the deep end, too over Jen. She's known her her entire life and that's how she reacted? Of course I think Jen should have just spoken up in front of the whole hospital and said the truth about Chloe - but that would have been too easy. I'm glad this story is moving on, I hate seeing Jen look so pitiful. I'm one of the few people that actually like her and Dan together.

    Loving Sami and EJ together, I don't think he has any ill motive towards moving Sami in except maybe to get her to marry him and keep his family together - but then THAT sounds waaaay to normal!

    Posted by harleygirl49 at Friday, April 12 2013 12:56 PM

    The only connection I know of between Stefano and Cameron is Cameron's Mom was Celeste who was also Lexi's Mom. Maybe Stefano wants to get closer to Cameron because it makes him feel closer to Lexi.

    Posted by stjarna at Friday, April 12 2013 02:09 PM

    Chad and Abby are refreshing- there is adventure in a very small way- and those two can do great stuff- Cam is Cam, doctor very proud and lucky to have those two as friends.Does Stefano know more stuff about Cam then he lets out-

    EJ is as she said in their fight- he is cool, calm and colected but don't let the appearance fool you- he is playing chess all the time.
    Samantha's style was so Mad Men-
    Nicole's style also was in time warp.

    Kate surprised- she should have taken Gabi to a spa and ambushed her there with the papers-
    EJ has Rafe's number and stopped Samantha telling him about Nick weeks ago- - Rafe is in emotional denial- it clouds everything - what will happen when he founds out who Kate really is- will it be the same as with Samantha- he didn't see her true colours-

    Posted by stjarna at Friday, April 12 2013 02:31 PM

    One more person was brought to prop Daniel and knows what Jack would have wanted.uh!
    Jennifer should take time to herself- but we know that's not gonna happen! Well,.... maybe she will wake up one morning- and miraculously she remembers who she really is and that she doesn't love Daniel- and she was using him to numb the pain of having really lost Jack and that he is not coming back.

    Maggie was just overboard with her sobbing.

    Kristen: "You forgave Sami. Next to her- Father looks like Mother Theresa!"-lol-

    Posted by sharonsgrtmom at Friday, April 12 2013 06:11 PM

    I loved seeing Laura. You are wrong about her. She wasn't portrayed as mentally unstable for a long time. In fact it was Laura who figured out that Marlena was being held prison when Susan was trying to marry John. Her family thought she was losing it, but she was absolutely right. She was a great friend for Marlena. I wish she would come back. Kate was never really Marlena's friend and she does need a friend now.

    Posted by allmylovingdays at Saturday, April 13 2013 06:59 AM

    Jolinda HA! I thought the same thing, IS CHAD GOING TO GO ON FOR CAM?!!! I would have loved to have seen it!

    Posted by allmylovingdays at Saturday, April 13 2013 07:05 AM

    Sami's hair got less of the teasing on friday THANK YOU STYLIST cause I hated it thursday. Mad Men I knew it was a 60's thing but for the life of me I couldn't recall the name of that show on AMC that is so popular. I like your description Chrissi -Nancy Sinatra tizzy

    Posted by allmylovingdays at Saturday, April 13 2013 07:07 AM

    Friday one of my favorite lines was from Abigail. She mentioned what she would like to do with Anne - shave off her curly hair and leave her at the hospital.

    Posted by Florentine at Saturday, April 13 2013 07:28 PM

    I have a big problem with the whole Chloe/Dan/Jenn SL.... to Me it made no sense...
    Chloe and Dan were so much in love... then the whole town ... starting with Vivian, then Kate and Quinn... then Caroline, Stefanie etc... started to mess with them...
    I thought for sure, that when Chloe was coming back and we finally knew something we always suspected... that Parker, named after Dr. Dan's Mother... really was Dr.Dan's bio son...
    that Chloe and Dr. Dan would get back together somehow..

    Let's face it, Jennifer did choose Jack..her husband over Dr. Lusty Dan....then Dr. Dan chose Nicole over Jenn, was willing to leave his whole life in Salem behind to be with Nicole and raise EJ's son.....
    seems Jenn was not that important to him then...

    So I really thought, that maybe after all the messing around this town/people did with Chloe/Dan and Parker,
    that we would finally see a happy ending for a family... See at least one child, like Parker have a Mom and Dad raise him...
    Not like Jenn whose has barely ever seen her little boy JJ... JJ is only a year older than Hope's daughter Kirara....
    so what kind of mother is Jennifer... her son has been left in London for how long now....as long as Jennifer has been back in Salem, about four years now....
    and how old is Ciara Brady now.... JJ is a year older... some of us Fans do remember the timelines...
    I have no problem aging the kids... but do it so the kids match up.....

    I just can not get behind Dr. Dan and Jennifer Horton... something is just missing in that relationship, it is very hard to watch those two,, I see no chemistry, it is all so forced and lame...help

    Maggie, I like her, but she needs to concentrate a bit more on her life with Victor... her overblown attention to Dr. Dan's love life and Jenn is just a bit much....

    Gaby, is she awake or sleep walking... somebody give her some personality and brain power back...
    she was not that dumb, when she had Melanie held by force, to keep her out of Chad's life... she pretty much fooled the cops then like Hope and Bo..............LOL

    Just love to watch Sami and EJ... what a love story .. finally...
    Rafe is another one, wipe those cob webs away and start to see clearly again... man you are supposed to be an Ex FBI agent with instincts... what is going on....dumb, numb,dumb...

    Last I knew of Laura, I thought she was in Africa with Dr. Bill, doing whatever...if she is in the USA, why can't she live in Salem and be close to her daughter and grand daughter, LOL...
    why does she have to live away from them, by herself...

    And Finally, my Favorite..... Caroline and her Girlfriend, at the
    Bar, ready to watch and enjoy, the Male Strippers....wow,
    you go Girls... have some real fun.. Life ain't over yet...
    Get an Eye full and more.. more, and more.... and spend your hard earned Dollars very wisely... stick them into the .......... of gorgeous ... sexy Men...

    I could just see, Roman, Kayla, Hope, Maggie, maybe Not Bo....
    and a few more Prudes.... having a few cows, finding out that Mom Caroline actually had a Ball .. a Blast... whatever...
    You go Caroline...

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Sunday, April 14 2013 11:21 AM

    sharonsgrtmom Neither of us is wrong about Laura. I said "All I remember about Laura is how unstable and whiny she was in the past." She wasn't unstable the whole time but when I think of Laura, that's the picture that comes to mind. She was awesome at Susan and John's wedding.

    Florentine, true - Gabi does need more of a personality. They're really not writing for her. She seems to just be 'the little woman' behind Nick. She'll get burned!

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