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    Friday, October 11 2013


    Tragic party (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" from October 7 – 11:

    There’s a lot of unrequited love going around in Salem and much like last week, still some very miserable characters. Caroline had some great lines though and the party was both fun and tragic. It’s nice to see a few storylines being wrapped up. On with the blog.

    Grieving Marge.
    What a gripping storyline. Sami was so selfless and sweet holding Marge Bernardi when she broke down over her dead husband and fatherless son. EJ, however, was pretty callus about her sorrow which was a huge turn off. It’d have been better if he kept quiet and let Sami deal with the grieving widow. Poor Marge really needs help. Sami should have slipped her Marlena’s business card. Not that Marge would have used it considering we’d already seen a few red flags that she wasn’t coping. Grief can make even the most stable person go off the hinges. I know this opinion may be an unpopular one but honestly, Marge is the only character I’ve felt anything for in ages and it’s got nothing to do with the acting of everyone else which is really great. Whoever is writing for Marge is doing a bang-up job. *Spoiler* She shot Chad, though I wonder if she meant to or was she aiming for Sami?

    Cameron’s persistence.
    I really don’t get why Cameron was suspicious of Chad enough to go behind his back and call that clinic in Los Angeles to inquire if there were any clinical trials going on outside of the city for the treatment of brain tumors. There didn’t seem to be anything provoking this which made the confrontation scene lose impact. EJ was quick to handle this and did it with aplomb! Everyone needs a DiMera on his side and it's been great to see the brothers connect, it only happened in one scene last week, so Chad calling EJ his best friend was...bull. It's as if the writers don't understand what 'backstory' means. Gah.

    It was sweet to see Cameron and Gabi starting to date, even though I don’t remember Gabi asking Abby if she minded. By Abby’s reaction, I’m pretty sure she would have minded. Nick sure will. I can see him getting scary, and fast, as soon as he finds out.

    HRH:
    Why the hell does Chief of Staff Kayla allow Her Royal Hortonness, Jennifer Horton, the head of PR, to stay home so much from work and without anyone substituting for her? She was home whining and moping because she didn’t know where JJ slept the previous night when it’s her fault that he had no place to sleep! Oy. All she did was offer him an ultimatum; home or the streets. As for Anne, if she wants Jenny’s job, she should offer to fill in for her whenever she goes into crisis mode. It happens almost on a daily basis!

    Holy JJ.
    I can’t imagine being in JJ’s shoes and finding out that your father who you’ve had up on a pedestal your whole life raped your aunt. Casey Moss has been doing a good job of making me loathe JJ all along but finally, something changed when JJ suddenly became someone we gave a crap about. I was moved by the storyline and the acting, and felt his pain when telling Kayla that he was so sorry for what his father did and then refused to give the rest a free pass. I’m sure after he simmers down he’ll see that it wasn’t anyone else’s place to tell him but boy does Jenn have a lot to answer to. Her 'life got in the way' answer as to why she didn’t tell him the truth was a bit flakey. At least she stayed firm and refused to give up on him. Her willingness to focus on him made their jail scene poignant. Usually I hate when she starts whining but during that scene I was rooting for her.

    Theresa.
    I’m not sure how to feel about this storyline with Theresa pretending she’s been hitting the sheets with Dr. Dan. It’s sort of been done to death. The nurse she chatted with about it looked positively greedy for gossip and practically drooled at the thought that Theresa may have "consoled" Dr. Dan when he and Jenn broke up. This means it’ll be around the hospital by next week.

    Unrequited love.
    Those interviews for Nicole's replacement were pretty funny. Either candidate would have been fine. Though it was funny that Nicole refused the beautiful blonde, it also once again hit home how deluded she is in her feelings for Father Eric. Why would it make a difference if the woman was ugly or pretty? He’s a priest and not only that, if he was thinking of leaving the priesthood, he could find love anywhere.

    Desperate.
    It wasn’t any fun to see Nicole running after Marlena, acting like a lap dog begging for a crumb, wanting to help her take down Kristen, especially after Marlena was mugged, but in the end, it was worth the eye rolls because it was fun to see them working together.


    Finally walking. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Does Rafe reciprocate?
    Another one...Kate’s in love with Rafe and won’t tell him. She’s been hurt in the past and is vulnerable, so possibly afraid to lose whatever they do have but really, isn’t it better to know the truth rather than to hold on to something one-sided? This is what got her into trouble with Daniel! It doesn’t appear as though Rafe feels the same. I mean he’s not acting like a man in love. Maybe he knows how she feels and by asking her why she spends so much time at his side he’s really asking her to spill it. That or he’s is truly clueless. Sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of our face.

    Those who believe in Karma are probably thinking Kate’s getting her just desserts.



    Kristen’s about to get hers.
    Kristen’s goon was a fool to lie to her about the flash drive being destroyed in the fishy waters of the Salem River. The truth always comes out and she’s a DiMera. Did he miss that detail? He’d better leave the country before she learns the truth. It can’t be that far off considering who has the flash drive.

    Good thugs are hard to come by as it is in Salem but these days they’re getting downright pathetic.

    Best Lines:

    Caroline, "With the revenge you have taken and violence you have done, that scream you hear in the night will be the banshees coming for you."

    Caroline, "Know him; I stuffed a ten dollar bill down his pants."

    Read this week’s Venice The Series recap to see who learns the truth about Lara’s (Nadia Bjorlin) drinking.

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    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Friday, October 11 2013 11:46 AM

    That was great!!!!

    Didn't Galen look gorgeous!!!!!!!:)

    Don't know why the little pictures change back and
    forth.....the melon eater today...last night and
    this morning it was the portrait!!

    Posted by Heather4CU at Friday, October 11 2013 08:51 PM

    Great to finally see Rafe in 3 episodes this week! Let's keep it up! Kate being in love with him is absurd--all they did was sleep together a few times. There was no story development there before Rafe got hurt.

    You are correct--these writers know nothing about back story.

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, October 12 2013 08:22 AM

    Good Post Chrissi! How is Matt doing? Miss his sarcasm.
    There are times I feel sorry for Marge then I wonder why she doesn’t think of what she is doing to her son. Running around Salem making a scene isn’t the way. Why don’t some fellow cops sit down with her and show her the facts. Weren’t there a lot of them that wanted Sami dead because they thought she killed a cop? Where are they now? Even though she is annoying, I understand her grief and she just wants what she calls justice. She needs to go after Stefano; he is the one that started the whole thing because he was jealous of Rafe. Of Course, Joe was on the take long before that incident.
    Didn’t Cameron ask someone (don’t remember who) if there were trials being conducted outside of California. That person, I thought it was Kala but don’t remember, said no. That is when he called them to see if they were. I didn’t think it was nice what EJ did to Cameron. Chad is lying and he doesn’t have a brain tumor so EJ didn’t need to threaten him. Just shows you that Chad is a real DiMera and Cameron isn’t. I pick Cham! I still think that Chad just wanted to be Abby’s first.
    I did like Cam and Gabi together too. Didn’t Gabi tell Abby that she was going to the party with Cameron? Didn’t Abby say it was over and she was happy for her? I could be wrong but I thought she did.
    Since Jennifer came back, I don’t think she has spent more then a day at work. Also, how come Teresa only spends a minute or two and out the door she goes. None of these people ever work except the extras that just walk in and out of the frame. I like Anne but they have been making her to out spoken. She needs to be more subtle and must move in. Can’t she go over Kayla and ask to do the job?
    Also, where is Vargus? Is he in jail or what? I would love for him to come back and ask her for his money. Since he left that in his apartment, I would think he would have his attorney or someone go get the money to help bail him out but the story just dropped and I hate that when they don’t end the story.
    JJ has many problems and Jennifer, the mother of the year, let him down. Since birth he was in some school and she would call him, now she is surprised because he is a mess. That young man plays a great villain and makes some really mean faces. He does need help and first they need to keep Jenn away from him. Hope he doesn’t get away with trashing the mall that was uncalled for.
    I don’t like the way Marlena treats Nicole. She really needs Nicole’s help because she is a great schemer and can get in there and do what needs to be done. I can hardly wait for Dan and Eric to watch the drive. They’re going to watch it right or pass it on to someone else?
    Some very evil guy is going to pray to God for help and he will change his ways. This guy has done that before and his ways got more evil!

    Posted by Florentine at Saturday, October 12 2013 03:57 PM

    Doris, good post, I so agree with everything you said about Marge, the Salem PD etc. Somebody from the force should really sit down with Marge and straighten her out, and also, the Force should help her with her Grief issues, LOL,

    she needs big time help...
    Also, you are right on about Jennifer, Mother of the Year,
    not that all kids in boarding school go bad, but JJ did.
    I can't even recall that Jenn ever went to visit JJ since she had returned to Salem, what 4 or 5 years ago...

    It is becoming a joke, even for a Soap.. the way our Jenn, goes to work or not, it's like Burger King.. Have it your way, nobody cares, after all... Jenn is Ms. Horton aka Deveraux... Surprised Ann is the only one noticing it.
    I would have had several cows already, if I was
    "working" Not, with Ms. Horton...aka Deveraux, which is it.
    At work we push the Horton Name, and with her Kids she is Mrs. D....LOL
    Doris, last sentence in your post... evil guy, must be Stefano, or who...

    Ok, did not like the way E.J. handled Chad, but let's just say, Chad truly had a tumor and tried to keep it totally private, then IMO Chad just pushed a little bit to much and always at the wrong time.... Two ways of looking at it, but we the viewers know the truth.

    As I have said before, I am not a big fan of Marlena, never have been, she is right now just a little bit pathetic, without Her Man, her Strawberries and Whip Cream...etc...and she is a little bit snappy and arrogant with Nicle....
    and Nicole, they have taken all her sex appeal away, making her a snorty/sassy/brassy busy body...She could be fun to watch, but I liked Vivian and Ivan better for comic relieve that watching Marlena and Nicole....

    Chrissi, as most of the time .. being honest... I like your points very much.

    And yes, where is Vargas, what about his money?
    Did Teresa put it back, or does She have it... she does not act like she is in the money...

    As for EJ, I just can Not believe, that he is not planning/plotting something to get back at his Fatha..
    come on, that would be to boring, the chess game must be on.... EJ .. it's your move, keep it interesting, after all.. You are My favorite, enjoy you being good and bad, and in the middle. Later

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Tuesday, October 15 2013 08:37 AM

    Hey guys!

    Thanks for reading and the feedback.

    Doris JJ Matt's doing great. He's still writing news for both Soaps.com and SoapOperaFan.com and is busy with grad school. We still dish on Days all the time and maybe this week he'll put in a few quotes in my blog. I'll ask!

    Vargas is in jail. I guess Therea must have used the money from Vargas' stash already!

    Posted by Florentine at Wednesday, October 16 2013 01:22 PM

    Hi Chrissi and Ladies, don't know if any of you will read this...so late in the week.
    Jennifer Horton, aka Deveraux, constantly riding on her Horton Maiden name, to get a free for whatever needed, mostly Time, not at work..LOL
    How would Dr. Thomas Horton feel, truly now, if he saw how his Granddaughter keeps coming and going from her Job responsibilities, as she pleases. That was not the Dr. Tom Horton way, and I would thing he would have had a Talk with Jennifer a long time ago, as Kayla should do now.
    Jennifer is Not the Only person at the hospital that has Personal problems, but most employees can't get away with what Jenn does. Very bad example, and in My opinion, Jenn is giving the Horton a Bad Rep...
    But I guess this is a soap, and not real life, but even in a soap, the Horton name should not get abused the way Jenn does... Forget about Ann, etc.
    Jenn should know better and do better, and show what the Horton name used to mean, when they took their jobs serious.. Later
    Move over, and let somebody else have the job, somebody that really Will Do the Job...LOL

    Posted by gamblngal at Friday, October 18 2013 09:17 AM

    I thought the best line of the week was from Rafe at the engagement party, when EJ had the mic and said he was going to say a few words, Rafe said, get me out of here before I hurl--LOL

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