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    Friday, October 04 2013

    Fugly dress. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" from September 30 – October 4:

    The theme this week is arguing. Sonny and Will squabbled, EJ and Rafe had it out, Sami lashed out at Stefano and then EJ, Will confronted Sami, and Marge was out to blame everyone who would listen for her husband’s death. There was a teeny amount of love and romance but people seemed pretty miserable all in all.

    Who has the flash drive?
    So we were right. The thumb drive isn't Kristen’s, it’s Victor’s spyware, which means Marlena has Kristen’s sex video. Soon she and Victor will see it but would they show it to Brady and Eric? I almost hope the men don’t see it. It’d be so painful for each of them.

    Adrienne and Justin finally made amends and though it was a short scene, it was sweet and good to see each of them acknowledging that the other was right. Adrienne should have brought the attack video to Justin’s attention and Justin should have validated her concerns about associating with EJ and Sami. Hopefully this reunion doesn't mean these two are relegated to the back burner once again. This couple, even with their disputes, has been a breath of fresh air after constantly being barraged with Ejami and Dannifer day after day after day after day...

    A woman on the edge.
    Marge went on a rampage this week, blaming everyone for backstabbing her and trying to besmirch Joe’s ‘good name’. She’s obviously in denial about Joe and it’s understandable why. She thought he was a prince upon men and he turned out to be a crook. Poor Marge. She’s a little scary and I don’t think we've seen the last of her.

    The Borgias.
    Watching EJ and Sami’s fight gave me a headache of epic proportions. Their passion is amazing and her anger was understandable but her immaturity, inability to communicate, refusal to listen or think before she speaks was grating. Guru Caroline gave her some decent advice about EJ doing what he had to do in order to free her but it’s not going to make it any easier on her to go from one jail to another! Course it’s already fun for us. Even Chad has started to see himself as a DiMera and allowed EJ to falsify his hospital records in order to make it appear as though he does have a brain tumor. This can't be good. Something tells me this is going to come back and bite him in the ass.

    Move on already.
    Theresa and Anne’s scheming is getting really boring. It might be more interesting if both of them were involved with other characters and if we cared about them. Anne’s hilarious and Theresa’s a great bad girl, but they’re written rather one dimensional. Not only that, I no longer care about Jennifer so this scheme they cooked up feels like just another never-ending pimping of Dannifer. Daniel’s idea to get away for a while is smart and healthy.

    Rafe & EJ (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Tarnished White Knight.
    Sonny and Will had it out after Will found out his boyfriend was keeping Gabi’s secret rendezvous with Nick from him. EJ witnessed part of the argument and called them out for being ‘immature’ but they could have said the same about him if they witnessed his own behaviour toward Rafe moments later. EJ spent time gloating about Sami getting out of jail, no thanks to the "Tarnished White Knight." He expected Rafe to lie on the witness stand but they already had that argument a few weeks ago so I’m not sure why it was revisited. He taunted Rafe about being helpless and said the real reason he was there was to inform Rafe about his impending nuptials. I thought everyone already knew EJ and Sami are engaged? Then, more puzzling, he brought up Rafe lying for Sami about Grace. That’s all water under the bridge and made no sense. EJ came off as an insecure bully when he should have been spending time with his fiancée who just got out of the clink. Rafe said it all. "You're still so threatened by what I had with Samantha, you can't even enjoy spending time with her." It was funny watching EJ snack on grapes from Rafe’s food tray while he taunted his poor helpless nemesis but then Rafe surprised us all by yanking on EJ’s tie, proving he is doing better in therapy than he suspected! Anger can be a good motivator. EJ should attend all of his sessions.

    Kate’s starting to see that Rafe’s interest in Jordan even though he may not even see this yet. Jordan appears like a strong woman but she should still be on guard and never accept brownies from Kate. Not that I care either way. Jordan’s still about as uninteresting as Chloe’s return last week.

    Recognizable office.
    I keep noticing that Hope’s office is Jennifer’s office, Marlena’s office, Kayla’s office… who else shares that set that you have noticed? Great way to save on costs but it’s a little distracting.

    Jack’s memory.
    Kayla slipped to JJ that his father wasn’t a saint and if anyone should know, it’s her. Ouch. What an incredible bit of drama to bring up especially just as Jack’s memoirs are coming out. This could be the one thing to help JJ get Jack off his pedestal but boy is it going to hurt. Not just for him but for Kayla to relive the rape. Friday's episode had me on the edge of my seat, when JJ tricked Adrienne into thinking Jack wrote about 'that thing with Aunt Kayla' in his memoirs. Very gripping.

    How do you feel about this storyline being revisited? Vote.

    Best Lines:

    EJ, "Bernardi came to put your junk in a box."

    Chad, "No wonder all the decanters are always half empty."

    EJ, "I kissed that guy's ring. For you."

    Chad, "Sami storms out of supermarkets."

    Abigail, "How is men not a four-letter word?"

    Read this week’s Venice The Series recap to find out whose eavesdropping pays off.

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    Posted by Heather4CU at Friday, October 04 2013 03:40 PM

    EJ is definitely up to something. Between his comment to Chad about lying to your woman being ok and his visit with Rafe, I think at a minimum he is paying Jordan to occupy Rafe. I also still think he is hiding Nicole's baby. I wish Sami would find out about his conversation with Rafe ASAP.

    As for Jack raping Kayla, I am surprised at how visible Matt Ashford was this week. You don't normally see an off-screen character this much. Between the constant close-ups of the book jacket and the flashback scene, I have to wonder if Jack is on his way back from the dead. I don't think it would do the storyline justice right now but this is a soap after all:) I do like how the show is handling this. Jen and Abby's conversation was great at explaining to the viewers that while Jack is no saint, he also lived with the guilt all these years. Plus the viewers understand why Abby knows and JJ doesn't. Surprisingly well thought out by the writers in this case. Unfortunately, in EJ and Sami's case, the opposite is true. I think Aunt Kayla needs to talk to Sami when she is done with JJ.

    I knew that Hope and Marlena's offices were the same but didn't realize that Kayla and Jen used the same set. Chad's apt is also the hotel room Eric used.

    I'm already sick of Anne and Theresa. And how on Earth could Theresa get a job in hospital security? Kim and Shane can't come back fast enough--that's the best part of this story in my opinion. Loved the Yiddish today from Anne!

    Marge reminds me of Stella Lombard from the 90s. She started out likeable and then had a vendetta against Marlena. Things probably won't end well for her.

    Posted by kayhan at Saturday, October 05 2013 08:38 AM

    I liked the show this week for the most part, especially Monday (WilSon), Wednesday (Sonny), and Friday (WilSon). I wish we could get more airtime for Will and Sonny and less airtime for Dannifer. Dannifer bores me to tears, and I really wish they would just break up already and stay broken up. Jennifer is so wishy-washy and cannot make up her mind to save her life. Daniel needs to dump her and move on to someone else (I don't care who - let him have Anne - she needs somebody to occupy her time). JJ is really trying to get to the truth about his dad. I have a feeling he is going to wish he hadn't but it really should be Jennifer telling him and not Aunt Adrienne (or Kayla for that matter) but we know Jennifer is too sensitive to handle the truth. Nick is really getting hooked on Gabi again, and I have a feeling this will not end well. But Blake is still filming with her so we know he is still around 4 months from now. Cannot wait until this engagement party gets underway to see how Marge fares with her gun-toting skills.

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, October 05 2013 09:34 AM

    Good Post!
    This flash drive has its own story. Now it is to land in someone else’s hands and we don’t know who it is. My guess Eric or Brady! I wish they would either make this story more interesting or finally end it.
    Marge is going over the edge and what will happen to her son? She is going to drop in at the engagement party but I don’t think that EJ and Sami want her present. Forgot her son’s name, is it Timmy? She needs to think about him because she keeps it up she might end up in jail. She needs to look at the evidence and see if it is real.
    Chad is a real DiMera now. Not telling Abigail that he has a brain tumor and now EJ fixing the records at the hospital is an old s/l. But we know he really doesn’t have one but the good news I think for just a second when he was talking to Stefano he realized that he does some of the same stuff as Stefano. But it didn’t last long enough for him to care.
    I agree listening to Sami and EJ was awful. I’m really tired of them and wish they would move on to other stories. Sami flies off the handle at the drop of a hat and she never accepts that she is wrong. But, EJ is the same way, they can never be wrong. I feel sorry for the kids because I don’t trust Stefano and would not be surprised if he didn’t take the kids with him and go.
    Didn’t quit see the reason for EJ to go and visit Rafe. It was a “not necessary” scene. I did love it when Rafe grabbed his tie. He took EJ by surprise, just wish he could have punched him that would have been good. Sorry to the EJ fans!
    And JJ is such a bad kid. The stuff he does and the lies he tells, he needs some major help. Maybe he should have been with his mother instead of some boarding school his whole life. The boy that plays that character is very good.
    I’m kind of tired of Will and Sonny too. They need some different story because it is just boring. And why are they doing this with Nick. He has already been through enough they can’t let him have a happy story?
    Agree, Anne and Theresa are pitiful the way they are acting. And the idea that Theresa would be able to get Dr. Dan is a joke. I wondered too how Anne got her back on the payroll since she tried to steal funds from the hospital.
    What ever happened to Vargas? He needs to tell them she stole his money.

    Posted by Molivya at Tuesday, October 08 2013 10:43 AM

    Why is no one in Salem bring up the fact that Brady & Kristen are first cousins? Kristen is adopted but Stephano is her father, John is his brother, and Brady is his son. Sounds like a good argument for no church wedding to me, besides the fact that Brady is divorced (Chloe).

    Posted by Florentine at Wednesday, October 09 2013 10:27 AM

    Hi Molyvia, good question, however as far as I know, Stefano is not Kristins/and her brother Peter's Bio father. There were "Blake's" before Stefano adopted them.
    So that part is ok, but I agree, Brady was married to Chloe in a church before,... and she is still alive, he is no widower...anybody out there know how all that goes..
    I am going to miss Kristin, sorry to say, but I enjoy Her more on screen, than I do Marlena or Maggie, etc..
    Nicole needs a life, she is to young to be such a Busy Body in everybody's business, it's becoming annoying to watch her anymore, being so brash and pushy... Just MO.

    Jennifer and Dr. Dan, so done with that, slow and boring might be good in Ketchup, but this "love affair" is like Chalk on a black board, help, move on. Get Dr. Dan a different woman, maybe even get him back with the mother of his son, Chloe. Dr. Dan did love her so much at one time, he took her..Lucas' wife .. away from him, but he can't forgive Chloe. She was manipulated by Vivian, and the rest of town, like Kate, Caroline, Stefanie, all had their hand in messing up Chloe's life.... what was his
    Abby is to involved with her mother's love life, and if she is still pining for Cameron, then what is she doing with Chad. It used to be, you pick the one you really love, or nobody.. now it's. do you want door No.1, or 2, or maybe even 3.. LOL What happened to real love, but of course, this is a soap, and anything goes.

    JJ, well now everybody will feel so bad for him because he found out about his Dad...
    What about before he Knew, he started being bad back in Boarding school, dealing drugs, "Mini Victor", came to town and continued to be a lousy kid, of course all because of Dr. Dan, what was his excuse in London/Boarding school.
    I agree, Jenn was a lousy mother, JJ has been alone in Boarding school ever since Jenn came back to Salem, and while she was here, there never was any mention of him, or her going to London to visit him..
    He grew up without parental guidance on a daily basis, and "some" of the things Teresa said to Jenn, were spot on.
    Just like they are writing the absence of Bo right now,
    whatever he is doing seems more important than his wife and child.... but we used to hear him say, over and over, that nothing is More important than His Family, really...LOL

    Another thing, why does Jenn go as Jennifer Horton, if she loved Jack so much, wouldn't she be proud to be called Mrs. Deveraux..??!! Or is it, that she likes to rub it in, that she is The Horton.... very important person... pretending the hospital is a Country Club, come and go as you wish...
    work Only when it does not interfere with her personal life.
    Question, is the Salem PD working on ... who did Bernardi work for.. who wanted Rafe "Bobitt" Sp??, etc. where did the 100,000 Dollars come from in Timmy's account, and why did Sami jump Bernardi in the first place . Vidoe..etc.
    I think it was a quick and boring ending, after all the build up. I would have like, if the Nurse/girlfriend had been put on the stand, and admitted that she killed Bernardi, when he would not be with her/like leave his wife and kid... since we know, that the bullet wound did not kill him.
    Heather, good one, how did Teresa, of all jobs get one in security...after stealing money.

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