I really enjoyed watching the show this week and my blog shows. It’s 95% positive! Seriously! Victor was a grouch again, which caused some laughter. Let's see what else happened.
Chelsea and Max:
Chax. Melsea. Does it matter anymore? Knowing Rachel Melvin’s leaving the show makes me wonder why they’re pairing these two off and strangely makes me just want them to end her stay, early. That sounds bad but you all know that I love Rachel’s work and love the Chelsea character. With all the change that the show has been through, I just can’t take it anymore! I long for the day when they have their full cast and we don’t have to worry about who is next on the chopping block. (Even though she elected to leave for her own reasons.) I digress. Chax has been gone from canvas for a while, last seen together February 5. That leaves a lack of flow to their budding relationship that started New Year’s Eve or maybe before that. I can’t recall. I’m curious as to how they’ll wrap up her storyline. Did you like how they wrapped up Steve and Kayla’s? Did you even realize it?
Their last airdate went by already, earlier this week. If you missed out, you can read about their firing and then read their last episode as well. Some are offended by the terrible send off. I was surprised by it but strangely unaffected. Since they had another kid, I’ve been bored with them. I like the actors and would have liked to see them utilized in more of an adventurous way, instead of being the couple who watches TV and stops to change diapers and supports their friends who have lives. Hah! They were wasted is all I’m saying.
Philly, Steph and Mel:
Philip is losing his marbles. It’s really amusing. I know some of you are annoyed by it and I can understand that, though I am not annoyed by it. His inability to separate his emotions from his work is getting him into hot water and it’s keeping me interested. We’re seeing the DiMeara’s and Kiriakises go to war. The word vendetta hasn’t been used yet, but that’s where we’re headed. I think it’s a good way to go. Did you love or hate Philly’s make-out session with Melanie? Melanie has rubbed many the wrong way, I realize, but I’ve warmed to her quite some time ago. She’s an odd character and intrigues me, still. I love their scenes together, but saw a great vulnerability on Mel’s face when Philip leaned in for that kiss. I think she’ll get hurt. She may be what they call ‘street smart’, which just means she’s a bad arse, but she’s not heart smart. Then there’s poor Steph (Matt calls her Stuffy Steph – Matt’s the Guiding Light news writer.) who witnessed the demanding kiss and (*Spoiler alert*) gives Mel a smack she won’t soon forget. But wait. Why didn’t she smack Phil? How did she even know that he was at Maggie’s place? Didn’t she break up with Philly? So many questions. Seems to me she’s got no claim on Philly. I can’t remember. Are they on again or off again, today? I like where this story is going! Is this going to be a case of not wanting him but not wanting Mel to get her paws on him? I don’t know but I love it. Great fun! Wednesday and Thursday’s shows were great!
Just not into this storyline. Leave Bope together and give them an adventure. Give them romance and sex. Give them another troubled teen to move in with them, after Chelsea leaves, but don’t break them up again. That’s tired and stinks of Jarlena break-ups. While I think Hope should be upset about what Bo did, I am sure that once she comes to her senses and slowly gets over some of the guilt she feels, she’ll realize she needs to be home.
Chloe/Daniel/Lucas... and Maggie:
I felt for Chloe this week. She’s obviously tortured and though I originally thought they’d have her in love with two men, I also wondered if she was just in love with the excitement, passion and uncertainty of a new relationship, as she mentioned in her off the wall, chance meeting with the old priest at the park. Though I found it very strange (and I admit I was bored stiff) that she’d meet with a priest in the park and he’d let her cry on his shoulder, the chance meeting was good for her. The prayers were weird and more strange was it that she didn’t even know how to pray. *snort* As if. The show has incorporated a lot of prayer lately, haven’t they? Reminds me of the early 1990’s on the show. Chloe was able to talk out her feelings to somebody who wasn’t going to judge her or force her to make any decisions she wasn’t ready to make. Though some may think she’s a tramp, everyone makes mistakes. She got caught up in something she was missing from Lucas, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Boy, I’d hate to see her after a few years of marriage! She’s got the seven year itch and it’s barely been seven months! A little role-playing and they’ll be as good as fresh… I’m joking, of course. Sorta.
One thing to add. The kiss between Kate and Daniel was a surprise. He kissed her back, and passionately. What does that mean? Does it mean anything? To me, it does.
Ecole and Brady:
Does Brady love Nicole? I must be blind because I didn’t even consider this until Dr. Baker pondered it earlier in the week. It’s a very good possibility. I mean, why else is he putting up with her? Can’t use that AA excuse that he has to help others forever, right? Boy. Did the show do a lousy job of creating hints about this, or is he really not in love with her or do I truly suck at seeing what motivates a character on this show – or any show for that matter? (Not rhetorical… I truly would love if you could tell me!!) I’m going to pull a Lucas and blame somebody else! (*Spoiler alert*… Lucas’ll blame Sami for his drinking… uh boy. Cause she put that drink into his hand and all…) Back to Brady. He denies being in love with Nicole, but I wonder... would this be a good pairing? I mean you have to know EJ will dump her butt once he finds out my poor dear Nicole was a bad, bad girl. I wonder if it will be a case of goodbye Nicole, hello Samanther. Higley did, after all, say that they'd be together. Just not quite yet. My feelings on it? I'll let you know if it happens!
Mia isn’t leaving the show yet so I’m assuming she’ll cause more issues to come. What more can I say about Ecole except that the show sure likes to use dreams often. What a nightmare, Nicole had when she dreamed EJ found out about the baby. I shudder to think of his reaction when he really does find out. Look at how we’re seeing foreshadowing with Melanie. If she doesn’t give him what he wants, “…there’s no happy ending for her.” What did you think about that scene on the pier with Melanie and EJ? What was with him caressing her? Show of dominance is all I could think of. It was creepy and ugh… sexy all at once. I am truly sick. I know. I do love their scenes together. They’re unusual. I’d like to see Nicole and Melanie together more, too.
The er… romantic scene on Tuesday made me laugh aloud. Nicole asked EJ to make love to her but EJ reminded her it was too soon since the baby. She awkwardly explained that there is more than one way to satisfy your partner other than intercourse itself. I was embarrassed for them, but then realized they were only together once, so really, this is their relationship growing once again.
We haven’t seen them at all this week. I want to take this chance to remind all Safe and Ejami fans on the message boards that there’s room for you all and I hope that you can all agree to disagree on who Samanther should be with. I’m still on the fence and will be until she picks one. Then if it’s not who I want, you’ll know! I’m vocal, just like you!
Lexi, Abe and Theo:
Labe. Labraham, Thexi, Thalexandra… they don’t have a name, do they? What can I say to sum up their time on the show this week? Lexi moaned about how she’s a bad parent again and then Theo showed her that she’s a good mother. That was good to see some growth, though I wouldn’t mind seeing more of a balance between the cast, for a better flow.
I notice we’ve some newbies with us and wanted to welcome them! Glad you’re here! For those who want to know what’s coming up, check out my spoilers for the next little while. If you want to know who’s coming or going, this is the link where I post ins and outs! If you want to have a good laugh, check out this thread Mollymommy made called ‘DOOL Characters on Facebook. It’ll make you giggle.
Addendum: Friday, Stephanie called seeing Philip make out with Melanie her own personal screening of "The Postman Always Rings Twice." I’ve never seen that show but have heard my parents discussing it in the past. Since Stephanie’s younger than I am, I found this a strange quote coming from her!
Happy Friday. Here’s wishing you a happy weekend! Maybe I'll chat you up on Facebook in between photography exhibit and the Royal Ontario Museum exhibition 'Mysteries of Ancient Ukraine.' Woot! Interesting.
- Christine Fix