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    Days Of Our Lives Weekly Blog.

    Friday, April 19 2013

    Will Ciara understand what this means? (NBC)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" from April 15 - 19:

    This week had Salemites doling out the advice. Vargas offered Nick advice about how desperation can screw things up, Hope suggested Marlena not stop fighting for John, and for John not to walk away from Marlena. Both Sonny and Will told Bryan to stop sniffing around Sonny, Caroline asked Sami to keep her wits about her before EJ’s proposal, but just like in the real world, only a few will take the advice. On to the blog.

    The elusive envelope:
    Skeevy Sy and his sleazy pal should work as Stefano’s henchman. They’re about as smart as any Stefano has ever had working for him. That envelope should have been personally delivered to Victor’s hands. Because of their stupidity, it was a concern at one point that we’d be watching as this envelope made its way from Salemite to Salemite for weeks.

    Let’s track the envelope: It went from Sy's hands to Sy’s buddy, to Kristen, on to Brady, to Victor, back to Kristen, then back to Brady, to Marlena, back to Brady, then - strangely enough, into Ciara’s little manicured paws. Very twisty!

    "Dumb slob."
    Stefano thinks Brady’s a dumb slob. Shame he can’t be recruited as a sidekick. He could work alongside Ricardo. Since Bo’s been missing, the show brought in 'RicarBo', reminiscent of Bo in the 80s from the 80s hair and beard, right down to the leather outfit. Dig that belt buckle. I rewound the scene with him in it three times, just for laughs. Hope we see a lot of RicardBo.

    Ew who knew the ‘dumb slob’ drove a tacky Ferrari? How did he get home from Victor’s after their meeting? Subway? Street car? Matt suggested maybe a Rickshaw...

    Is she returning?
    Nadia did a great job in her last scenes but Chloe left town in a very anti-climactic way. All this drama to prop Dannifer instead of telling what could have and should have been a touching storyline of obsession and a woman finding her way back to her former self. I’m not a fan of this style of writing. It’d have been nice to see Chloe stay and work out her issues with Marlena. There’s a lot of story left to tell.

    Chuckle of the day: "Days78" says, "Their lack of chemistry is so boring that the thought of them procreating makes DNA strands unravel."

    Kate’s insecurity.
    Maybe Kate never really did love Stefano. Maybe she’s finally falling in love – with Rafe and feeling insecure because she thinks it’s no strings on Rafe’s part? Pretty sure it’s not.

    Best scene! (NBC Universal Inc.)
    EJ’s proposal to Samanther.
    A proposal is one moment in a woman’s life she cherishes so when a man phones it in and a woman's expectations are high, we criticize... Deep down it’s the life together that’s the most important thing. With that being said, we’re still going to dissect this one. EJ told Caroline he wanted to propose to Samanther at the pub to show her he wouldn’t try to keep Sami from her family, but he never has tried to keep Sami from her family so that didn’t fit, and it’s the second time he has said this to her. It was very low-key for a DiMera. After seven years, some of us expected bells and whistles, especially from a DiMera. Why couldn’t he have jetted Samanther off to Rome or Paris and surprised her with a jaw dropping proposal while a trio of musicians performed in the background under twinkle lights? Instead he opted to compare her to clam chowder at the grotty pub. At least the huge sparkly ring was fabulous. What were your thoughts on EJ’s proposal to Sami? Vote!

    Lucas was pretty funny yet rude with his snarky remarks to the happy couple. It’s likely just the beginning of the nastiness that EJ and Samanther will face when news of their engagement comes out.

    Abe's concern.
    Abe has every right to be concerned for Cameron but a little sugar could have gone a long way instead of his griping about Cam not being available. You don't go to someone's work and lay into them. It's easy to see why Cameron lashed out at both him and Abby. The poor guy is exhausted. At least we saw a little Mabe (Maxine and Abe). Too early to tell if there's chemistry.

    Random thoughts:

    Anne definitely has something up her sleeve and it's pretty funny that Chad didn't see that she wasn't genuine. How many times have women seen this happen?

    Chad and Abby's spark today was nice to see. Even if they don't get back together, it's good to see their friendship intact.

    Maggie's back to her busybody ways but at least John put her in her place. Not that it'll help!

    Ciara may have the photo of Kristen and Sy, but at her tender age, will she even know what it means?

    Best lines:

    Kristen, "This is sheer torture."

    Gabi, "You're sleeping with Will's grandmother."

    Chad, (about Caroline watching Cameron strip) "Probably part of her therapy or something."

    Cameron, "They don't take Alzheimer's patients to the strip club for therapy."

    Chad, "Yeah. You're probably right about that."

    Caroline, "Your act was smokin’ hot."

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    Posted by stjarna at Friday, April 19 2013 12:27 PM

    Ejami proposal- highlight of the week- well, coming from me as Ejami fan- it's so of course it was lovely, and romantic.
    No jetting off anywhere- guess it is cos of recession- never mind they were sweet and so Ejami and I loved it.

    Chad and Abby are so great together- whatever they do they just sparkle- and I can't wait for their love and proper relationship start- do we have to wait till Christmas?!LOL
    Chad gets the best lines - well, one thing is for sure he makes me laugh- and he is just great- super great.

    Caroline in the strip club was a refreshing surprise- more of that....

    The envelope story is fun- I am glad they played with it- so I guess this one is to be continued....

    Love Kristen when she is not in control even better then when she is- she is fun like this....I guess John's idea is to seduce her and then show Brady that she did all this cos she actually only wants John.....

    Maggie is getting too much!Ahhhhh!

    I am actually sad for Lucas- he needs love pronto!!!!!
    Get Carrie back- kill off Austin- and since Kate is with Rafe- she can be with Lucas- and he can finally be happy!!!Ok, I have gone mad here a bit- LOL... but, really- Lucas is way too bitter- and it is sad!!!!

    Chloe- hope she comes back....I would love to see her back soon...
    The Dannifer -who???? terrible pairing...I still would like to see Jennifer and Rafe together...
    Ah, wishes....
    Stefano and Victor - ah- just love those guys always having to deal with stuff.....

    Posted by stjarna at Friday, April 19 2013 12:29 PM

    Oh- yes- Kristen in rubbish- great scene!!!!LOL

    Posted by Chrissi at Friday, April 19 2013 12:29 PM

    I think most Ejamis liked the proposal. I guess after 7 years as long as he asks, that's fine!

    I was let down though because of my high expectations. I miss the way the show used to make a big deal of things like this.

    I never really mentioned Caroline but I'm with you. She was so funny this week and it was awesome to see her at the strip joint! Whose grandma does that?!

    Yeah Lucas does need some love. He was funny but I hope his outburst doesn't ruin his and Sami's friendship.

    Posted by stjarna at Friday, April 19 2013 12:44 PM

    Ejami wedding should be somewhere in a cool location...maybe!

    have a great weekend!

    Posted by mille at Friday, April 19 2013 01:21 PM

    Elvis's proposal to Samantha, she gets another engagement ring to add to her collection. The best of this week was Caroline, when she was talking to Cameron. Abraham and Maxine, lol as I said before the only thing they have him common is their race. Kate and Rafe, No. Let her get back with Roman or her sugar daddy Stefano's. Lol, it looks like it will be up to Ciara to bring down the Kritter.

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, April 20 2013 09:00 AM

    Prayers to the citizens of Boston! With the tragedy in Boston and the awful weather in our area, I had to read your blog to know what was going on in Salem.
    I thought this week sounded boring. Not a fan of Sami and EJ so did see part of the proposal and since she has had so many, they all seem the same. Didn’t see the talk Caroline gave Cam so don’t know about that.
    I love it when Lucas puts Sami back in her place. She does feel like the Queen of Salem and can do whatever she wants. Just tell Stefano and he will make sure no one bothers her. Not wanting all the violence back with Stefano being back in town. So much on the news I would like a nice fun soap to watch and Days isn’t filling that anymore.
    I do like Anne and understand why she would be mad. Jennifer takes off and Anne has to fill in and do her job and Jennifer’s. Then Jennifer comes back and gets her job back then she is gone again. In real life that wouldn’t happen, I hope, so Jennifer should realize what she is doing and apologize to Anne.
    I hope that Ciara gives her mom that envelope. If she tells Brady what she saw, will he do anything about it? I know they have to drag this story out a few more weeks.
    Didn’t see Abe and Maxine together, it didn’t go well? I thought for a while they were going to put him with someone else.
    Don’t want Nicole to be with Vargas. What did he ask Nick to do? That poor kid has had a rough few years and now he will have Stefano and Vargas after him. It needs to come out what happened to him in prison and turn his character around.
    Chloe’s leaving was very sad. I cried with her and felt so bad for her. Not sure she should have left her son there, especially since she will be gone for 2 months. Between Maggie, Jennifer and Abbie, he will be a busybody and butt into people’s business by the time Chloe gets back!

    Posted by salemite1 at Sunday, April 21 2013 05:17 PM

    Doesn't it seem as if Will has been sleepwalking through this whole baby storyline? His emotions are so flat. I think he's such an interesting and unique character...give him some more complex reactions/feelings! The fact that no paternity test was ever done also makes me wonder if it's really his baby. If John is just trying to lure Kristen away from Brady by reminding her of their past, couldn't he let Marlena in on it? His behavior toward Marlena is so mean/disrespectful that it's almost abusive. She needs to take her own advice and get in touch with some self-esteem. No more groveling!

    Posted by Doris JJ at Wednesday, April 24 2013 08:47 AM

    salemite1 I agree with you about Will. I noticed that before. He doesn't seem interested in the whole thing. I think the reason John hasn't shared with Marlena he did the last time and it didn't go well. Marlene has the same problem Sami does, they can't keep secrets.

    Posted by Surprisesurprise06 at Wednesday, April 24 2013 09:10 PM

    While I loved seeing Will and Sonny in the pub with their friends, I was sorta disappointed that DAYS just had so much happen off-screen. Will and Sonny fans would have loved to see the talk the couple would have had regarding the fact that Brian led Will to believe he and Sonny had been together. It was a lost opportunity to see the young couple having an important moment in their relationship. I am glad it was addressed at least, but wish it had not been skimmed over.

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