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    Friday, March 13 2009


    Will they marry? I think so. (Soaps.com)
    These are the "DAYS" of my week for March 9 - 13:

    Set watch:

    I’ve been paying close attention to the sets and where scenes take place. It’s interesting. The show has been utilizing the Cheatin’ Heart quite a bit this past few weeks as well as the pier. Characters wander in and out of bars in the middle of the day, too. Instead of working or in the case of Melanie, instead of looking for a job!

    Curious minds want to know!

    Kate found Daniel at Cheatin’ Heart on Thursday, but how did she know he’d be there?
    How about that pre-nup conversation Stefano and EJ had at the manse that moments later continued at the pub? Why did they go there? Change of scenery? (I’d rather have seen them at Chez Rouge.)

    Though the pier is at the water, everyone walks through here at least three times a day. I’d like to know what the layout of Salem is! Have you ever thought of where Titan is and why it takes the characters 10 seconds to get from there to the pub? (Soap world is funny!)

    How does Sami live in that townhouse with no job?

    Is Chloe living off her dividends from the last opera gig or is she living off Lucas?

    Do you have to be Roman Catholic to live in Salem? They all appear to be!

    Will we ever see Uncle Mickey and Caroline again or were they pink slipped as well?

    Do you have any other curiosities to add to the list?

    Samanther:

    Safe fans must have been happy this week, watching Sami and Rafe grow closer. Rafe will be staying in Salem, so does that mean they’ll start dating? Will EJ fight this more? I like Rafe, but hope the writers develop his character more than what they’ve done to poor Daniel. This week Sami’s potty mouth came to life more than once at the convent, and Sister Theresa had to tell her off. Jeeps, can’t she can it for five minutes! I’d like the writers to give her back her softer side for a few episodes. The constant drama is k il l i n g me. At the pier, Will complained to Sami that she’s never there for him. He’s had a difficult childhood and deserves better from his parents. I wonder what scrapes he’ll get himself into now, as a teen!

    These are the Kids of Sami Brady:

    There has been some talk about the paternity of all of Sami's many kids recently, so I thought I’d clear things up. Will is Lucas' son. No question. Sydney is Sami and EJ's daughter. No question. There will always be some wonder about whether or not Allie is Lucas’ or EJ’s girl, because of Stefano being EJ’s father. I have to wonder if they’ll revisit this in a few years, but for now, Allie’s Lucas’ kid. Speaking of Steffie: We now know he had something to do with the mayor's murder and that there is somebody else involved. I thought it could be Tony, but I’m not so certain, now. I think perhaps it’s one of his new goons. Er...‘Whatshismuscle’. With Stefano having Nicole followed as of late, it seems to me as though he will be the one to find out about her lies. I’m sure he’ll use them to his advantage.

    Elvis:

    He finally had sex with Nicole, and didn’t notice that she never had a baby. I suppose I can buy that, considering many of my friends look tinier after their kid is born. He does love Nicole. That’s obvious, but we see subtleties that lead us to believe he’s still got it bad for Sami. When (cause we know it's coming) EJ kicks Nicole's arse to the curb, will he turn to Sami or somebody else? Will Sami already be ensconced in a relationship with Rafe? My only beef with this scene was that it was lukewarm compared to the heated Chloe and Daniel sex romp. Why can't a married couple with a kid have the same torrid sex? I'm just saying...


    The alien-hair head makes a return. (Soaps.com)
    Bo and Hope:

    They have a different feel to them, don’t they? At this point, I don’t really care what the show does to them, because they aren’t the same to me. That could change. We’ll revisit them in a few weeks and find out how we see these two. In case anyone wants to know who the man is in Bo’s vision, just think closer to home. Much, much closer. Inexplicably closer. Family closer.

    Max and Chelsea:

    Chelsea broke up with Max. He didn’t know why until he confronted her. She told him it was because she overheard him tell Will he couldn’t wait to be a father someday. He didn’t even say with her! Max thought she should have given him the opportunity to tell her what he wanted regarding kids and said he had no problem adopting. For a woman who was adopted, I was surprised this didn’t cross her daft mind that he’d be open to it! Max reminded Chels they’ve only just started dating and don’t even know where they’re going from here. Good point, but instead of waiting until you’ve fallen in love, why not get these major decisions out there? The kids or no kids debate is one that makes or breaks a relationship. Being proactive by talking these things out is a good idea, but the drama could have been spared if Chelsea had simply confronted him and asked his thoughts on kids after she saw Will and Max discussing fatherhood. (course then that’d be boring for soaps, right?) Speaking of Will… I realize there’s a family connection with Will and Max, but have they ever had scenes together in the past? I seriously don’t recall.

    Double bubble, toil and trouble. Cauldron burn, mirror bubble.

    Some people are just witches, spelled with a capital B. That’s not a disparaging statement. It’s a fact. These are women who get off on treating others like dirt. Jill on Y&R has been one for the most part. Kate is one of them but recently, Kate’s been kind of scary, even for me. Psycho’s going off the deep end! One minute she’s handing Daniel his manhood for sleeping with Chloe (bet you thought we’d gotten rid of vendetta storylines) and the next she’s slithering up beside him with tales of her fantasies involving Dr. Love.

    "I think of you night and day, mostly night, when I’m lying in bed and I can’t fall asleep. I picture you lying next to me and then I’m up for hours, fantasizing. Do you fantasize about me?" Wow.

    This isn’t exactly a woman scorned. She did the dumping and he moved on. So what’s Kate’s problem?

    She let herself care for Chloe, and feels betrayed.
    She feels Chloe betrayed her little baby boy, Lucas.
    Her ego is bruised and she can’t stand the competition.

    A mere few weeks ago, she decided to take her life in a new direction, but she’s gone right back to her old ways! I have to admit I wasn’t amused with Kate’s sick game playing with Chloe. It might have been amusing if Chloe could fight back, but Chloe’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    Nicole:

    She's still talking to herself about how Sami's Sydney's mum and so on and nobody has caught her. Yet. There is a baby monitor in Sydney’s room and one in the great room. Wouldn’t Philip and EJ have heard her talking with Sydney while she was upstairs in her room and EJ and Philip were ranting to each other about the worm, in the great room? Just saying… She told EJ how secure she felt in his arms, which made me snigger to myself! She’s living in a world of make-believe.

    Melanie:

    I can’t help it. I like her. She has a witchy side and an innocent side that's a little endearing to me. Yeah, I know she’s 18 and nobody believes she has a head for business but she’s obviously bright, in some ways. I fear Tony’s about to pull the wool over her eyes, though, and I’m cringing!

    Stephanie and Philly:

    She took him back. I laughed and laughed. My guess is they’ll get married someday and she’ll be the weak female who keeps wondering why oh why Philly is so mean, mean, mean! What more can I say? I didn’t find their scenes intriguing except to note that they thought EJ planted the worm in their system. I assume EJ did too, because I can’t figure out who else would. That’s some pretty fancy schmancy worm.

    Hairific?

    I’ve been babbling about the hair on the show for quite some time. Last week I was excited when the stylists changed the hair for Nicole and Chloe. I like to think that in my own little fantasy world, the hairstylists caught some of my blogs and decided to give Chloe, Nicole and EJ a better hairstyle. In reality, who knows why they decided to give the gals a new style! I was glad they did, but then went back to teasing Chloe’s (Nadia) hair mercilessly at the crown. (Or is it a piece? Who can tell?) According to “What Not To Wear’s” very own Nick Arrojo, there is no need to tease at the crown in order to make the hair appear longer. It’s just simply distracting.

    What’s to come:

    Sami’s head spins in circles and literally explodes when she finds out baby Grace has a diaper rash.

    Next week also marks the beginning of a new younger pairing of Will and Mia. Last night I chatted with Taylor Spreitler (Mia) for a bit and she told me we’d see her return Monday March 20. It’ll be interesting having such youthful characters on the scene and I’m curious as to what’s in store for these two. I’m reminiscing about a young Belle and Shawn!

    As a whole, it wasn’t the best week ever, but wasn’t horrible. My interest in the storylines and the characters is still lacking, because the history hasn’t been respected. I’m not as easily entertained as I once was. One week at a time. Those are my thoughts – like them or not. I’d like to hear yours. Remember, this is all in fun and everyone has a different perspective!

    Cheers and happy Friday!

    - Christine Fix


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    Posted by Iquit at Friday, March 13 2009 03:09 PM

    Your comments on Stephanie reminded me of another peeve I've had with Days. Stephanie entered the scene as a race car driver, a profession that takes a log of guts and personal strength. Yet now she's this wimpy, dependent little thing. Doesn't add up, writers. Reminds me of a bit they did several years ago, when figure skating had become so very, very popular. All of a sudden Hope was skilled at figure skating and performed in a show. Give me a break. What are these writers smoking?

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, March 13 2009 03:13 PM

    Yeah, so right, Iquit. Where is that strong woman? The rewriting of history doesn't bother me as much as the rewriting of their character.

    Posted by lch4b8 at Friday, March 13 2009 04:06 PM

    Maybe it's just me, but I completely thought that Kate's meeting with Daniel was totally fake- and I love it!

    I don't think she was trying to get back with Daniel at all. Her statement was so over the top, that I totally got that she was trying to play mind games with Daniel. Add in the fact that she called Chloe "common looking" (which everyone knows is so far from the truth), and it sealed the deal for me. Kate is just trying every trick in the book to push Daniel buttons to get him to admit to the affair with Chloe.

    Glad to see that someone else is liking Mel besides me!

    Posted by daysfan2582 at Friday, March 13 2009 05:27 PM

    Enjoyed reading your thoughts Chrissi!!!

    First, let me say, I agree with you about the history, lack of character development and poor writing for most of the characters...I'm still not feeling the show...at least like I used to or for the past 20 years!!!

    I have noticed that the pier and cheatin heart sets have been being used a lot more, its a nice change...on that note...
    **********SPOILER TALK********
    I read a spoiler saying Steph and Chelsea were suppose to be getting an apartment together...can't wait to see that, some are speculating that its going to be a new set BUT I'm not sure since we already have an apartment set with plenty of room...no need for another one IMO. The apartment set where Sami's old place is in which Daniel is renting has housed many of the people at salem from carrie,austin,billie,lucas,sami,EJ and now daniel and steve & kayla...it was used as a main set in the past
    ********END SPOILER TALK******

    Sami's Kids-I noticed that you didn't include Johnny as one of Sami's kids Chrissi...also, if I'm correct, Allie wasn't the one that everyone questioned as to who she belonged to, it was Johnny. Since Stefano did mess with the DNA tests...it has been a suspicion as to whether both Allie and Johnny belong to Lucas!!! Another thing that makes it seem suspicious is the emphasis that is placed on keeping Grace away from the dimeras more than Johnny...it may be nothing but its just something I've noticed for awhile!!!

    Nicole-I am personally tired of seeing Nicole live in denial, continue to plot/scheme, talk to herself, gloat about what she's done, throw slurs to & about Sami, talk to Sydney in private like she's an adult, constantly run to Brady with her problems treating him like a lapdog and fooling the dimeras (who are basically the Sopranos of daytime TV in Salem) right under their nose!!!

    Melanie- Still not warming up to her...she needs to taught a hard lesson and I just hope that with Tony now back in the picture, he will do just that!!! She needs to grow up before trying to run with the big dogs and go to college and learn more about the business world...WAIT...have they even said if she's graduated high school yet??? I don't recall them doing so!!!

    Step/Phillip- One second their on again and the next, their off...they need to make a decision on this like yesterday...they are pretty boring. Like the 1st poster mentioned...steph comes from a former highly competitive career...the race car industry is tough, competitive among other things...there's not a lot of BS, you either shut up and drive or get out, where's all her drive and competitiveness and independence???

    Max/Chelsea-I hear crickets when they are together. They don't have any sparks, they don't have chemistry and their storyline doesn't make sense especially since Rachel is leaving soon...also why is the discussion of kids coming up so soon...I get that its good to be open in a relationship but their whole relationship is useless...they make great friends but nothing else...its a shame that Rachel wasn't given a better storyline, she is very talented and so amazing!!!

    Kate- I have never liked her!!! I said from day one when they started the horribly portrayed cancer s/l that it wouldn't be long before the old kate would resurface...that crappy speech about turning over a new leaf was just that...CRAP!!! Her feelings were much deeper for Daniel than his were for her, so its a pride/ego personal issue with her and wanting revenge!!!

    Chloe-I have been calling this the Nicole/Chloe show. I am tired of seeing them get so much air time. BTW Chrissi, one reason Chloe"s hair could be so big is, they could be using that hair thing called Bumpit in which you place in your hair where you desire...it fits between the layers of your hair giving it a major boost...there's a cheesy commercial about it and there's a website too, I'm not sure about the actual website address but you can google it!!! That could be what they use.

    Bo/Hope- I still say that they don't know how to write for them...which is sad, prrhaps they should take a walk down memory lane to get some ideas. *********SPOILER TALK*********
    The person in Bo's visions is non other than Roman...I read the spoilers for April and that's who it is which is still as sick as if they used daniel or anyone else for that matter...I am still hoping that is an undercover operation for the SPD and Bo thinks its real...I just find this spoiler gross and senseless.
    *********END SPOILER TALK*****

    Sami/Rafe- What can you say about them...they beam with chemistry...they have it all and they have only shared one kiss...They have build-up, chemistry, romance, passion, intense emotion...they are simply BLISSFUL!!! They are truly the BEST thing on this show and the way a great couple should start and be...Daniel/Chloe claiming to be in love with one another is seriously a joke they are NOTHING compared to Sami/Rafe...none of these people can compare with Sami/Rafe period!!!

    Mia/Will- Should be very interesting to see and Sami finding out Grace has a diaper rash and freaking out...what's up with that, aren't the sisters taking good care of her...My Guess...is that Nicole could be behind it...she did say that she was going to find a way to take care of both of the girls...she hates sami and hates her even more for saying that her baby is dead!!! I don't put anything past Nicole b/c just like Kate, she always has an alterior motive!!! Just my thoughts!!!

    Have a good weekend everyone!!!

    Posted by bghwme at Friday, March 13 2009 06:28 PM

    Hi Chrissy. Great blogging with you!:)

    Re: Sets

    There are also a lot of scenes taking place at the Horton Cabin. My question is: What happened to that big house that Lucas bought for Chloe? Was it written out of the budget?

    I think the Pub is down by the Pier and must be close to Titan and to the DiMera Mansion.

    The Cheatin' Heart, I believe is closer to the Hospital and the Campus. Seems like Daniel drinks more than Lucas and Nicole ever did! LOL

    I think Salem is a fairly small town that is built close to the river. It must be a big river if ships come in and out, don't you think?

    Re: Samantha

    I like Sami better when she is not miserable. Which brings me to the point that it seems like all EJ ever did was make Sami miserable. I think Rafe would be much better for her, but I hope she doesn't blow it and that Rafe does not get hurt.

    John and Marlena are probably paying for the townhouse. Even though Sami is not working, she probably has some income from Ej and Lucas in the form of alimony and child support. I think her main focus right now is finding a way to bring her baby home.

    After that, I would like to see Sami open up a little shop down by the Pier of course, and sell some of those hand-crafted things that Hilda taught her to make and perhaps home-baked cookies, candies, and maybe even do-nuts made from Alice Horton's recipes. Sort of a specialty gift shop/stop in for a treat kind of place. It's something she could do to provide herself with an income and some independence.. and still have the kids with her.

    The Brady family is of Irish descent, so I have always thought of them as Irish-Catholics. The DiMeras are of Italion descent, so I have always thought of them as Roman-Catholics. I don't know if there is a difference. I believe the Kiriakis's are of Greek descent, which could also be Roman-Catholic, but not sure. Now, they are bringing in Rafe who seems to be of Mexican descent, and I believe they also have strong Catholic upbringings.

    So, yes. I believe Salem is a town with a large Catholic following. You would think the people in the town would have better moral values, but that all seems to have gone out the window right after Marlena was possessed by the devil!

    Sami Brady's Kids:

    The information we have right now says that Will belongs to Lucas, Allie belongs to Lucas, and Johnny and Sydney belong to EJ. Grace belongs to Mia.

    But, Sami shouldn't feel too bad..half the people in Salem do not know who their real parents are. Her own step-father was 50 something before he met his mother.

    Re: Elvis

    I would be happy if it was EJ that got killed instead of Tony. Sorry if that offends EJ fans, but it would make a much more interesting story if it was Stephano's "golden child" that died. It would make Tony's warnings to EJ about the danger of getting involved in his father's business make more sense, plus we would get to see Tony play a major role on the DiMera side of things again. And it would make Nicole's situation more precarious and Sami's too.

    They could always bring him back as "he didn't really die" later.

    Max and Chelsea:

    I think they are so sweet! Max handled the situation with Chelsea this week perfectly. The guy really can act when they give him a chance. I SO wish Rachel was not leaving!

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall:

    I look for Kate to bring out the poison apple any time now! It's funny how she called Chloe "common" when she was once nothing but a common w.... herself.

    Whatever happened to all the good honest hard-working people in this town. Were they all written off along with Shawn Sr.? Of course there's Max. He's a workin' man, but he gets criticized a lot for not living up to his potential.

    Nicole:

    Brady has been so good to her..but I think she will end up throwing him under the bus. She certainly does not deserve him as a friend. She said so herself.

    It's interesting the turn Brady made on Melanie. It was almost like a direct about-face. I wonder if she really is the one who planted to worm in Titan's system. She did say she was going to make Philip pay for what he did, and she is a computer nerd. Maybe Brady knows something..

    Stephanie and Philip:

    Who are these people? Do they even know? I have decided to think of them as brand new people on the show with no history, and see what develops. It's the only way I can get either of them to make sense! When I do that, they do look cute together. Stephanie is beautiful, and Philip is adorable.

    Re: Hair

    I give up on the hair. I still think they cut the hair and make-up people out of the budget and the actors have to pay for their own grooming now. Either that or they have hired some psycho to do it. They are putting way to much make-up on both Rafe and Tony, especially eye shadow.

    What's to come:

    I hope next week is a little more exciting, but I do NOT want to see Hope sleep with another man..especially not a certain "family member." I am hoping for a Hope twin/double somewhere.

    Posted by BrookeFan101 at Friday, March 13 2009 10:24 PM

    Actually Iquit, I believe Kristian Alfonso was an accomplished figure skater with possible Olympic qualification before an unfortunate injury changed her destiny. As a fan I am glad we have her in Days. Also the prism storyline was a very long time ago. CGHopefan.

    Posted by BrookeFan101 at Friday, March 13 2009 10:27 PM

    Yes I am fan of both shows as well as Y&R. So I may need to consider a new name. Apologies: Brookefan101/CGHopefan.

    Posted by 2boyzrule at Saturday, March 14 2009 03:00 PM

    Well, thanks for the update Chrissi. I will agree with you that Bo and Hope just are so so right now. They are my favorite vet couple and yet they don't seem right. I actually like Melanie too.
    I'm actually glad they didn't have Ej and Nicole pull out a Danloe porno...I've seen that enough (Danloe porn is yuck!), but I agree it could have been kicked up a notch- maybe they where going for the making love route with a little spice. They won't last much longer I'm sure.

    Kate- Now, I'm not a big Kate fan but I will say she is the kind of gal most people love to hate and right now I'm loving her!! Thought she was awesome the way she was toying with Daniel, loved it. Sure, her cancer storyline was terrible but it wasn't about her anyway. So, I must say Bring it on Kate! Now, if she messes with Chelsea again,
    I'll be back disliking her again.

    I'm not a Chex fan, they are sweet but I just don't feel anything. I'm a huge, huge Rachel fan, but I think she sizzled with Daniel! I hate TPTB dropped them, darn..the things they could have done with Dansea!

    Please someone smack Brady...I wanted him to reunite with Chloe, not Nicole. At this rate Nicole can hook up with Daniel because neither one of them are worthy of two red cents! I like Nicole, but I just despise this whole babyswap thing and cheaters, that's where Daniel comes in. Plus he seems like a stalker.

    Stephanie and Phillip bore me to death..he needs spice and she's not it.

    I was glad that Tony was on my screen this week and I will miss TP!

    And yes, Chloe (and Daniel) look orange? Why? I noticed it more when Chloe was on the Pier with Brady that day- she looked full on orangeglow and Brady looked Lilywhite. Orange isn't good to me.

    Oh well, from the crazy sets, orange bodies and still some bad writing...days is a mystery to me!!

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