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    Friday, January 24 2014


    Who is spying? (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Deconstructing "DOOL" from January 20 - 24:

    We certainly saw an abundance of flashbacks this week but the biggest highlight other than someone taking snapshots of EJ cheating on Sami was learning Nick really is alive!

    EJ and Sami saga.
    Sami was thisclose to forgiving EJ and moving on. She admitted she let his family come between them and took his love, support, and "loyalty" for granted and was ashamed. I can agree with a few points but not entirely. It was a bit of a surprise and felt a little forced. The Sami we know always defends her reasons and especially with family – as she should. This was unnatural – said just so they could momentarily make up only to fight and get back to square one at the hospital when she learned Kristen's henchman attempted to kill her brother. Bleh. It’s hard to see how these two will resolve this especially now that we know Alison Sweeney's leaving.

    We’re still no closer to finding out who took those photos of Abigail and EJ kissing at the cabin. My first guess was Nick. I am not sure there is anyone else who would care. If EJ really does want Sami in his life, why meet Abigail in the same secluded spot he cheated with her at? As soon as I ask, now that we know Sweeney's leaving I wonder if EJabby is going to be written as more than just a fling. This is exactly why I dislike knowing what's going to happen months in advance. It ruins the character and the story for me.

    I keep having to remind myself that Gabi's essentially supposed to be a good person but the whining and whimpering and droning on about Nick is starting to get to me. I'm with EJ. I don’t really have the patience for her and Abigail’s coming off more and more neurotic each episode as well. It’ll be nice to see this story wrapped up! February Sweeps is on the way...

    Hot flashes save the day.
    I love how a woman’s hot flashes are essentially what prompted Daniel to save Eric and Nicole’s lives. I guess the flashes were so strong even opening a window in the dead of winter in Salem wouldn't help! It was a funny bit of reality thrown into an otherwise serious situation. Not that I'm poking fun at a woman’s hot flashes which aren't funny for the woman going through them! Brady sure felt guilty for ignoring Daniel’s frantic calls while he was binge-drinking and planning to take off to Vegas. It’s true, if he hadn't ignored the calls he may actually have gotten a clue when he saw Eric’s rosary fall from Chyka's pocket.

    Eric finally professed his love for Nicole in a moment that we flashed back to 394 times. Now what? He’s going to live; he wants to be a priest. He sadly can’t be both. He’s got some soul searching to do. My only beef: After months of waiting, we didn't get that one glorious kiss that Nicole would flash back on for weeks to come. It’s a bit of a let-down!

    Did anyone notice the eye contact Daniel and Nicole made when she was released from the hospital? Does this mean they could get close while Eric's searching for answers? Ruh roh!

    Coach.
    I just don’t like Jordan. I think Rafe could do better. She’s a bit of a mousy drip now, isn't she? And Sheryl’s not a heck of a lot different in personality. Sort of bland. It’s been nice seeing Rafe and Lucas’ friendship develop a bit but couldn't their dates be just a little more fiery? Not Sami or Theresa cray but I thought Jordan was a little snarkier.


    Guess who is alive! (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Princess Jasmine of Aladdin.
    What the hell was Gabi wearing to Arianna’s christening? Was it a Disney costume theme and she just forgot to tell everyone else? The christening was quite the fiasco with Hope and Julie looking to grill Gabi and EJ sexually teasing Abigail while Sami's in the other room. It was pretty juicy drama and ended on a perfect note with a very much alive Nick walking into the church!

    Who can't wait for Monday?!

    Theresa is wasting her time.
    Really, Theresa chasing a man who isn’t into her is getting old. The way she used Brady, practically draining that flask down that sick man’s throat only to pretend she was trying to take it from him when Daniel showed up was pretty vile, even for her. She’s gotten so bad that I’m assuming her comeuppance is coming soon at JJ’s hand. Speaking of JJ, he is just as bad. He used Bev’s friendship and obvious interest in him in order to get her to help take down Theresa. Not nice. Theresa and JJ might make a fine pair at some point if they don’t throw her with Brady. I like that this is taking time.

    It looks like Theresa's getting her sister back in her life when "One Life To Live" star Kassie DePaiva arrives in Salem as Eve Donovan this summer. I didn't watch the show when Eve was on it so I don't know if she'll be good for Theresa or if they're two peas in a pod.

    Meet cute.
    Obviously Aiden Jennings is meant to be Hope’s new love interest. I’m no longer a fan of this type of plot device having two potential romantic partners hating each other on sight. It’s been done a lot on this show but I am a fan of getting Hope some loving. Bo’s gone. I’m over it. Time to move on and give Hope more story and a life outside the cop shop and caring for bratty Ciara who apparently is the next coming of Sami.

    We heard this week that Alison Sweeney’s leaving Days as Sami. What a shock! After 21 years it's going to be a great loss for the soap but it's admirable that she wants to spend more time with her children. Sweeney’s done a great job with the character over the years. She has made me like and loathe Sami from one day to the next. The show has used her so much that in the past I've commented that the other characters in Salem are often disregarded. Things will certainly change in that department and especially with all of the new characters from other soaps getting face time. My hope is that the show stays recognizable.

    It's time to weigh in on the exit. Days poll: Sweeney's exit as Sami...

    Best lines of the week:

    Tad says, "Sonny's a great guy. I would marry him if I swung that way."

    Sami assures Gabi, "He's fish food."

    Brady tells Chyka, "They're one of a kind but I know this one isn’t his because you'd have to pry it out of his dead cold hands for him to give it to ya."

    Theresa tells Brady, "My uncle Roman would say you look rode hard and put away wet."

    Gabi to EJ, "I know you'll handle Julie the same way you did Abigail." EJ mutters under his breath, "Heaven forbid!"

    "I'm Brady. I'm here to get this party started," Brady tells the AA members.

    "She's like the 12-step drone," Brady says about Theresa.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by mylinda5 at Friday, January 24 2014 04:58 PM

    HE BACK .

    Posted by Undeniable Truth at Friday, January 24 2014 05:36 PM

    Spot on in every aspect, Christine. I couldn't agree more on...well, all of it.

    Gabi's outfit takes the ridiculous prize this week, but I do think Abby's high slitted skirt was a close second. I know they were trying to make her look older with the whole shebang, but she looked like she was playing dress up.

    Am I the only person who wants to see more of Bev? The actress who plays her showed more skill than I've seen in most of the younger crowd in years.

    Posted by daysforever at Friday, January 24 2014 06:43 PM

    Agree on Gabi’s outfit. She looked as though she was dressed as though she planned to peer through a crystal ball and read palms after the ceremony. As I’d mentioned in another posting that the baby Arianna is adorable and I would be disappointed if she leaves the show when Gabi leaves the show. I’m so pleased to see Luke back and with a storyline that might give him lover.

    Posted by AmieLovin at Saturday, January 25 2014 08:59 AM

    yea gabi's outfit left much to be desired....still trying to figure out why they dress some so classy and some like they stepped out of a dollhouse...

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Monday, January 27 2014 05:14 AM

    Good blog Chrissi..........as usual...you never..ever
    disappoint!!

    Why is it....everything that goes wrong on a s/l
    has to happen in a church??? Albeit a wedding...
    a funeral or christening............the devil has
    to rear his head out of the gates of hell!! Never
    fails!!!

    Posted by everlena1973 at Monday, January 27 2014 08:27 AM

    daysforever, I am sure that when Sami sees that Lucas is interested in yet another woman she will go after Lucas just as always. Sami is going to find out about EJ and the skank and that will be all Sami needs to know. Off to Lucko she goes.

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Tuesday, January 28 2014 12:28 PM

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Gabi usually looks so good. That was a surprise. Yes - I like Bev too and wouldn't mind seeing her a little.

    Posted by kayhan at Tuesday, January 28 2014 06:32 PM

    Great blot. I agree about Gabi's outfit for the Christening Service. Not sure why they had her dressed like that. Did not really care for AbBy's outfit either.

    Nick is back. I hope Gabby does not fall for his act. He is going to hurt her or kidnap Ariana or something equally terrible. Just hope he does not go after Tad if he asks GabBy out.

    I loved all the WilSon scenes in the last week or so. I hope we see more of them soon.

    Posted by LSands at Monday, February 17 2014 01:42 PM

    Since Allison Sweeney is not leaving until 2015 I'm wondering if the character will be recast??? Ally authenticated Sami Brady so it will truly be difficult to see anyone else in the role. They are big shoes to fill.

    I'm with you on Hope moving on. I was holding out hope that Peter Reckell might return. They certainly left it open but that doesn't appear to be happening so let Aiden in the door please. Ciara needs 24 hour time-out in my opinion. I've gotten to where I can't stand her attitude. I understand she's acting out because of Bo but she is downright disrespectful and Hope allows it. If Aiden and Hope do become an item she will be unbearable.

    I enjoy Jordan and Rafe. I also do not believe Jordan has a shady past. I think something bad happened, like abuse or something. I just find it hard to believe she's a bad person. She's so freakin boring how could she be?

    Posted by dedee at Wednesday, April 23 2014 04:44 PM

    Nick is a physco wanabe, an ugly actor, he looks like a camel, Gabi is blinded in all sight to this guy, stupid enough to put her own child at risk, she know's how Nick treated her by the river, so disrespectful, Sunny and Will should raiser her, they both love her, and many homosexual couples raise kids, we see it all the time, I have seen many children turn out fine. However Nick is not the daddy Ariana needs, she needs someone stable in her life, he is not the one. Gaby really is an unfit mother, Sami is so right. Gabi needs to wake up.Rafe should keep investigating him, he can't just leave it not knowing, it all has to come out soon.

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