Disclaimer: This week, my blog holds two spoilers. I felt the need to spoil a few things while discussing other items because I didn’t feel I could discuss them otherwise. On to the blog!
Stefano’s getting a few more steps closer to finding out Nicole’s secrets, and this new butler, Alfred, I believe his name is, is said to see all and hear all, just like a butler should! I wonder if when Tony dies (I mean you all know it’s coming, right?) if Stefano will find out about Nicole from Alfred. But wait… if this butler knows all and sees all, how come he didn’t even know where Tony was, when Philip came calling? With Tony being the Godfather, don’t you think the butler of all people would know they were all at the church for the Christening? Is that a blooper or was he lying to protect Tony? Not that it matters. I’m just saying… Tony was great this week. I also enjoyed Rafe and Brady. Everyone else does very little for me these days. Maybe except for Melanie.
Melanie’s wheeling and dealing this week put her right back to square one. The girl is young, naive and greedy and doesn’t think before she acts, but at least she’s proactive. I’ll give her that, and I like when she’s on my screen. She’s very theatrical. I prefer that to stone faced actors. Not saying there are any on Days, of course… just saying! *grin* Oddly, her and Rafe are about the only things that interest me right now. Rafe, with his mysterious past, is intriguing to me. He told Sister Agnes that what happened [with that woman] before isn’t going to happen again! What happened? He obviously has this knight in shining armour thing going for him and likes a damsel in distress. Sami fits that title, perfectly. Even Brady is starting to interest me.
Moving on… Is Hope changing? She’s happier, bubblier, and we learned she does volunteer work with kids, at the hospital. She’s trying to befriend two good looking guys, Daniel and Rafe, innocently, while Bo looks on, with jealousy seeping through every pore. In the message boards, many things have been suggested to excuse Bo’s odd behaviour. You guys are smart viewers. At this point, I don’t understand these visions either, but I do know they’re not what they appear to be, which means we’re in for a surprise. If you don’t know by now, (SPOILER ALERT) Roman is the man in bed with Hope. When we saw the latest vision, I first thought they were on a police investigation, under cover, but she spoke, and talked about fooling Bo and being in love with somebody else, before moving into the man’s arms. Very strange indeed. Is she Princess Gina? What is going on? Hope was insulted on Thursday, by Bo’s jealous demeanor, when he approached Hope linking arms with Dr. Hands. If Bo knew that Daniel has bedded half of Salem, he’d be absolutely unreasonable. Maybe Hope should put herself in Bo’s shoes and see how jealous she’d become if the tables were turned, though if she’s Princess Gina, she wouldn’t care.
The Chloe/Lucas wedding was so bloody annoying. I didn’t write Monday’s recap, instead spending that time in the hospital with my husband and his cracked rib! (He’s fine!) I got to watch the show without writing, later, which was harsh. I like the distraction of writing while viewing. The JP annoyed me. He was moving so slowly, because we had to ensure the wedding didn’t go by too fast, so Kate could try to make it there. Yawn. At the wedding, when Chloe and Lucas were asked if there was any reason they shouldn’t marry, Chloe says, "I thought that was just part of the ritual." I smirked. Ritual. Interesting wording. At basically that same moment, Daniel thought about Chloe, and said her name, which in soap world, means they may have a connection, the way Bope does … or did. Anyway, I wanted to say to the JP, "Just marry them, you fool!" Then he took a call (from Kate, no less) during the ceremony. WTF?! They were very accommodating, but I thought it was a little rude! Then we saw poor Daniel fantasizing about marrying Chloe, during the ceremony.
It wouldn't be my column if I didn’t mention Chloe’s wedding day 'do'. I’ll try to give it a rest after today. A person made a comment on Soap Opera Fan, saying they thought Chloe’s hair looked like Elvira’s hair, on a good day. I wouldn’t go that far. It’s not a horrible tangled mess. It’s very pretty. Just a little big for my taste. My husband was running on the elliptical (home gym) and saw a commercial for something called "Bump It", (keep in mind he dislikes the Elvira look as well) he found the website and gave me a link, wondering if perhaps this is what’s used to get that bouffant on the back of Chloe’s head. check it out!
Forget Chloe’s hair. This show loves to give us more babies by the dozen. SPOILER ALERT… Watch for Chloe to consult her calendar soon, as we’ve all done at one point or another! Could there be another horrible 'Who’s Yo Daddy?' storyline coming? Sigh. I felt my shoulders slump! More babies? Ugh.
Max played big brother with Melanie this week, who messed up again. I hope Max gets more of a leading role in the future, but knowing his series, Blue Mountain State was picked up, premiering this summer, I wondered if he’d be sticking around. I asked him, and if I hear back, I’ll let you all know. I’d like to see him return to his roots as a race car driver and get a meaty story, along with a new girl. Just where is that Abby?! Unless once Chelsea’s gone, the show will go with a Philly/Steph/Max threesome.
Philly should be headed toward the unemployment line soon; after all, Philly screwed Titan’s biggest fish – the fuel project. At least he has Stephanie, who is there to comfort and support him. I almost forgot they weren’t married, watching them together this week. She’s a wife in training. I thought it was cute when Victor busted them kissing on the sofa - this first time, before he checked his email and talked to Brady. It was also good to see Bo looking out for Stephanie, when he asked her to be careful around Philip, since he’s in a bad place. Was that forewarning? I don’t know, but I thought it was a nice added touch, since her parents are not around to do that.
Sami and Will shared what the spoilers called, a touching moment, when she promised her son not to be 'weird' anymore. I didn’t find it touching, but it was needed. Samanther then shared what I’d call a tender moment or three with EJ, in the church, with their daughter. While I rolled my eyes at EJ telling her Sydney looked ‘right’ in Samanther’s arms, (I threw up a little in my mouth. It’s an asinine statement and wasn’t needed. Sami saying she felt a connection sufficed.) I found it strangely nice to see them together. Another oddity, I think I felt sorry for Nicole for a minute, at the church, during Tony’s confrontation! Tony’s right. Nicole does feel love for Sydney. I think she loves Grace, too. Sure, her love is a selfish one. One might say it’s not love at all, but underneath her schemes, she has grown attached to the baby and it’s going to hurt not to see the child once the truth comes out. It’ll cause Sydney pain, being separated from Nicole, too, I imagine, but of course Sami has such a fascinating connection with Sydney, that I’m sure the kid will be fine. It’s good that Sami gets to spend time with Sydney. Then again, she is keeping her baby a secret from EJ, who’s the one who is really going to be hurt. I don’t believe in Karma, because it doesn’t exist and all, but if I did, I’d say it’s coming back to haunt him. And what were your thoughts about Sami’s phone call to Sister Theresa, saying she’ll pick up her baby, Grace? Oops! EJ now knows she’s ‘adopting’ a baby, and he won’t like it.
We saw Mia’s return (check out her bio here) and an uber awkward exchange between Mia and Will, at the pub, that left me cringing. Mia didn’t give her last name when Will asked for it Friday, which left me pondering once again, just who she is or who the show will write her in as. Maybe Will is going to be the one to find out that Sydney’s not Mia’s kid, but his own sister. Dum dum dummm. That’s all sorts of soapy goodness! I did enjoy seeing Caroline take care of Will. Since his parents can’t seem to get their “you know what” together! Poor kid. So when did he get his name changed to Horton? How many names has the poor sod had anyway?
And that’s all I have to say. If you’ve got something to say, by all means, I’d love to hear. Just remember, this is all in fun, and I ask that everyone respect each other’s opinions, including mine. If you want to read more Days Thoughts click that link to read Lori's Last Word!
Have a terrific weekend. I’ll be enjoying the fantastic Toronto spring weather, hanging out on Bloor St. West shopping, visiting my All My Children loving Dad, and poking my head in Facebook once or twice.
- Christine Fix