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    Friday, November 01 2013


    Marlena's shock. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" from October 28 – November 1:

    A few Salemites said goodbye this week, we learned blackmail turns Sami's crank, Marlena started watching her priest son being defiled by her nemesis, and Hallowe'en sort of came to Salem. It was a week of tied up loose ends to prepare for November Sweeps.

    Saying goodbye.
    Obviously Chad doesn’t deserve Abigail after lying about having a brain tumor to get Cameron to back off from ‘his woman’. People make mistakes and that was as big as they get but he didn’t learn from it. He almost died and it didn’t seem to register. Moments later he asked Cameron not to go after Abigail while he’s in Boston. Oy. Not a fan of how they sent Chad off though he and EJ shared a touching moment.

    Poor Cameron. Salem treated him like dirt, spit him out, and this last straw with Chad sent him packing. What a shame. He and Gabi had potential.

    Jafe/Kafe:
    Finally, we learned from Jordan that Rafe has nerve damage and this is why it’s taking so long for him to recover. Smells like a rewrite done to throw Jordan into Rafe’s life easily. It’s not working for me. It’s also annoying to see Kate thrown back into that same storyline where she’s jealous and goes after the ‘other woman’. Can’t they give her something better than that? Jordan still has no friends or prospects of one. She’s private, keeps to herself and is a bit on edge. Maybe she’s in witness protection.

    What to say?
    Nick’s getting weirder. He’s given the same dialogue weekly and biding his time obviously until November sweeps to...do whatever it is he’s going to do. It’s gone on for such a long time that it’s almost painful to watch his scenes. That's not the actor’s fault. He's great. We just need to see this plot hurried along.

    What the heck?
    Brady and Kristen really dump Daniel and Jennifer as best man and maid of honour? When did this happen? It makes no bloody sense especially when Daniel’s been such a good friend to Brady and Jennifer’s Kristen’s only friend. And how pathetic was it of Jennifer to tell Brady she wasn’t going to the wedding because Daniel has moved on with Theresa? Some friend. It's none of Jenny’s business who Daniel’s dating. She dumped him. She's lucky the guy is so stuck on her that he hasn't yet jumped into bed with half the staff at University Hospital after the games she’s been playing.

    JJ’s changed.
    Bam. Just like that. We’ll see...

    Father Eric boils over.
    Father Eric’s really got a mouth on him. His proof Nicole raped him is sketchy but he’s too emotional right now to see that and consider anything else. Nicole and Daniel have their work cut out for them in clearing her name. It’s easy to feel for both of them and good to see Nicole turning to Daniel for help.


    Blackmail gets Sami hot. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Sami’s number one turn on...
    It was good to see Allie in a speaking role. The timing for custody issues is perfect because at her age, she’ll have her own ideas of where she should live. Makes for good drama. I wasn’t a fan of the blackmail or EJ telling Lucas right afterward that he’s not the bad guy! If he really didn’t think a judge would allow Lucas custody why not go through the proper channels? And Sami’s reaction was surprising and a huge letdown. Instead of getting horny over the blackmail, it’d have worked better if she was torn between wanting EJ to blackmail Lucas and remaining loyal to her old friend. Her only friend.

    Sami was pretty funny to feign indignance about the blackmail only to have EJ realize she was playing him. Great scene but she may as well have spit in Lucas' face. Poor Lucas.

    Maggie.
    Maggie doesn’t want Victor doing anything underhanded that could hurt someone she loves but if she knew he was trying to protect his grandson/step-son, being as meddlesome as she is, wouldn’t she approve? Isn’t it better if Brady finds out the truth about Kristen now? I'm with Victor.

    "This can't be!"
    Marlena finally began watching the flash drive with Kristen raping her son the priest. Yep. She'll never get those images out of her head. It looks as though we've another week until it all comes to a head.

    Hallowe’en.
    The children’s Hallowe’en party at the hospital was a nice touch but it was disappointing not to see Theo, Johnny, Allie, and Sydney. Ciara’s getting quite the little personality with that snarkiness and refusal to wear a costume. Poor thing misses her daddy.

    Sonny and Gabi’s lengthy discussion about whether or not they should have forgone the pumpkin costume for a Margaret Thatcher costume for Arianna was bizarre – in a good way!



    Best Lines:

    Victor yelled at Marlena for not receiving a text from Brady that reads, "Wedding is off. Discovered bride to be is soul-sucking bitch. Lol."

    Father Eric, "You’re the evil whore who drugged and raped me. You’ll spend eternity burning in hell."

    Marlena to Kristen, "We're not talking about the man that's in your... heart."

    Victor, "I'll be at your wedding tomorrow to watch you honor and love the psychopath of your dreams."

    Maggie to Victor, "I'll shove these where the sun don't shine. Thorns and all."

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    Posted by grandma to many at Friday, November 01 2013 03:57 PM

    Marlena is back ! The way she jumped on Anne was fantastic can't wait till she takes on Kristen ! Kristen is going to get everything she so richly deserves . Between Marlena ,Daniel , Nicole and most of all Eric I am looking forward to one hell of a Dimera wedding ! Too bad Brady has to crash and burn in the process but he really should have kept his head out of his @$$ when it comes to Kristen , he will probably try to blame it all on Eric !

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, November 02 2013 11:06 AM

    I was surprised when Chad told Cameron not to try and take Abigail from him while he was gone. She attacks Cameron again when he was trying to be a gentleman. Sorry he will be leaving; I do like him and would like to see something between him and Gabi.
    Is Will coming back? Or do we have a new Will coming back? Is Will going to come back and then take a job in California and Sonny will go with him? Since Gabi is leaving too, will she have the baby? I just have too many questions.
    I was very disappointed when Kate had someone go deep and look for dirt on Jordon. She is helping Rafe get better, isn’t that the point of having her there? Why do the writers do this when she is being nice again and I feel sorry for her. I do like Jordon and would love for her and Rafe to get together; especially if it would make Sami crazy, Rafe with someone else and not pining over her, what a great story line that would be.
    I agree about Nick, again why are the writers going this way! They already did that and it would be nice if he came back as a sane person not some crazy person.
    Jennifer is so over the top with this Daniel thing. If she would just stop for a second, she would realize no way would he go with Teresa. Hope should tell her to grow up and move on. And I don’t trust JJ either. Don’t believe he could change that fast. When will Teresa remember what happened and if she remembers taking too much of that drug, will she tell anyone so Dr. Dan doesn’t get in trouble?
    Ann is out of control and should be fired. She has become obsessed with getting rid of Jennifer and Dr. Dan. Loved Marlena and the way she handled her.
    I was shocked that Eric would act that way. Especially after Nicole told him about her childhood and that she would never to that to anyone. Also, she was trying to swear on a Bible and he wouldn’t let her. Kristen was trying to do a French accent wasn’t she? No way could Nicole have done that. Felt really bad for Nicole! Glad that Daniel was so nice to her and listened.
    I don’t think Marlena can get the flash drive to work. Doesn’t she take it to Victor and he has his people clean it up? I could be wrong.

    Posted by Florentine at Saturday, November 02 2013 03:34 PM

    Wow, Abby, IMO, both Cameron and Chad are lucky not to end up with her. What man should get stuck with a woman, that does not even know who she really loves.
    Cam, sort of walked away from her, Abby did not know why...
    so she turns and hops into bed with Chad, and tells him how much she loves him.
    What ever happened to real and true love, instead now we have, well if it is not this one, there is still another one on the shelve, I'll just take him instead, LOL.
    She is getting more and more like her mother Jenn, wagging that finger around, being all high and mighty. Has she forgotten already, what she did to Carrie and Austin, I guess so, because she really puts herself up there as if she is judge and jury towards everybody.

    Dr. Dan will be better of without Jenn, IMO, who wants a woman that never trusts him, has faith in him, at every turn, she runs away, throws him away. Get Dr. Dan a woman who will stand up for him, believe in him and be there for him. Just because she has problems with her lousy son, that called her a Slot, doesn't mean, she can not have some faith in Dr. Dan, the Man. She loves him, she claims, but she does not seem to know him at all.
    Eric, he really dumped on Nicole, no trust there either.

    Looking forward to the Wedding and all the big reveals... should be fun to watch. Marlena watching the video of her son, what a culture shock that will be for Doc...
    Liked Victor today, he is priceless...
    I read that Will has been replaced, saw a pic of the new Will, looks very handsome, so the character of Will should be back in Salem to stay.
    Somebody is going die, wonder if it will be Gaby, and Will and Sonny will get to raise Ariana.
    Some thing could go wrong between Gaby and Nick, since both are leaving the show. Read something, about somebody meeting their demise...???
    Curious to learn what Jordan is all about... pretty sure, that her and Rafe will become an item, of course Kate will do her best to put a few kinks into that relationship, should be interesting to watch.
    Like to see Kate get back with the new and better Stefano, at least for a while. I did like them together. They were both evil people and would make a good match.
    Read where Joe Moscolo talked about the characters of Victor and Stefano, and claimed, that Victor did some killings himself, as to where Stefano Never did kill, prob. had his henchmen do it....so meaning, that if Victor could be redeemed, so could Stefano.... Wait and see.
    I am glad that Ally stayed in the mansion, shared custody between Sami and Lucas. The brothers and sisters should Not be separated, if it is good enough for Sidney and Johnny, than why not Ally. Bad things can happen everywhere, like at the Pub/Shooting, at the Club, the town square, name it, even at the Kiriakis mansion. Don't separate siblings.
    Later

    Posted by Florentine at Saturday, November 02 2013 05:30 PM

    Want to add on...
    Eric finding out what and with whom all this stuff happened, will most likely not continue to be a priest, and maybe it will mark the beginning of a relationship between him and Nicole. It's going to be a long road, with so many ups and downs, and having accused Nicole of raping him, will not help.
    Eric will have to over come a lot of bad stuff, before he will be back to normal again.
    Was always wondering, what will make Eric leave the priesthood... now we are about to find out.
    Heard that John will coming back, maybe Doc should stock up on Strawberries and Whip Cream...

    Posted by kayhan at Tuesday, November 05 2013 06:40 PM

    Will should be back from CA on November 14/15. Chandler' s Will should be on through December. The new Will airs in January according to the actor who took over the role (Guy Wilson).

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