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    Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog.

    Friday, May 02 2014


    Ew! (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Salem Shenanigans from April 28 – May 2:

    Liam and the stalker storyline were terminated with a surprising twist when Nicole shot Daniel instead of Liam and Liam’s death came, oddly from falling on a rather large wood shard. It looks like Theresa’s off the hook but Nicole’s nightmare’s just begun...

    Goodbye Liam.
    Jennifer was so brave to Liam, asking him to spare her friend Nicole while Liam was raging at them and brandishing his faulty gun all over the place. Mouths dropped. This is the good Jenn that I used to love – strong, kind-hearted, and without a hint of whining. Even Nicole almost fell over in shock. Even as her tormentor lay dying on the ground, Her Royal Hortonness gave him compassion. It was a pretty incredible and a pretty sad moment. I pitied Liam at that moment. That being said many are happy to see the last of that story!

    Jordan’s mystery.
    Because of the solemn look that came across Ben’s face when Abby commented that his parents raised a chivalrous person, we can assume at least one of Jordan and Ben’s parents are an issue to them. Kate finally admitted she knows Jordan has more than one identity. Hopefully this means this story’s going to advance some. This secret’s not endearing viewers to either Ben or Jordan. Speaking of Ben, what gives? Our resident stalker Nick seems to sense a kinship in Ben and warned Abby about him. It’s probably good advice because Ben does seem stalkerish. And what’s the look Abby gets on her face whenever she’s around him? Is that curiosity or her way of showing interest? Either way, they’re about as exciting as watching grass grow.

    Young, complicated love.
    Paige caught JJ on a date with Bev and didn’t even bat an eyelash. She didn’t seem hurt – she adopted that doe in the headlights look. Bev gave her an earful about horning in on her man and still no emotion from Miss "Stanford."

    One of our posters, ‘veryopinionated’ says, “Bev promised to break up JJ and Paige. That Stanford offer is probably from Bev.” It’s a possibility. When she received the text I kept thinking it was bizarre and when nothing else was said I figured it was just really progressive of the University but I like veryopinionated’s take better!

    What do you think? Should JJ give Bev another shot or stick with Paige? Vote! Days poll: Who should JJ be with?

    If Gabi was any slower she’d need to be watered once a week.
    It doesn’t make sense for Aiden to waste his precious time drawing up a custody agreement based on nothing. Wouldn’t a lawyer first discuss exactly what Gabi wanted before taking things that far and writing up an unofficial custody agreement? This was hard to believe and only done to get Will’s panties in a twist. That Gabi didn’t see the red flag waving over Nick’s controlling head during that custody discussion to me made her look even more dense than usual. She said something to the effect that she had to believe Nick had changed or she’d feel as if she was losing her mind. Eh? Whatever, man. Will’s just as bad. For someone who grew up with a mother doing all she could to screw his father out of custody, you’d think he’d have had something drawn up the day he learned Arianna was his. This is a big and horribly heart wrenching learning experience for William.

    Diggin’ the newbie.
    Soap opera newbies get a bad rap but Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove) has already shown us so many sides to Aiden Jennings that he already fits right in. Aiden’s a fun character, he’s got brains, and humour, he can be a jerk, and he’s not a quitter. He’s likable. That being said, he’s awfully naughty. He really shouldn’t have allowed Ciara to pimp herself out by begging Roman to ask Giselle out to the Gala. That was inappropriate. He called her unusual but she’s actually kind of scary. And intriguing. She’s got a devious mind. It’s fun but I really hope she doesn’t turn out to be too much of a bad seed.

    New love?
    The timing is perfect and Abe and Maxine are two people deserving of love and happiness. Their scene in the park was romantic and endearing. One of the highlights. Very touching especially that Theo is adapting so well.


    Menacing EJ! (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Percy.
    Percy took the pictures of EJ and Abigail on the island at Nick’s behest and lucky for him EJ was in a good mood and decided to let him live – in Devon, England! That was the highlight of the week, watching EJ don black gloves and wind that cord around his hands to intimidate Mr. Greetings. This is the beginning of the end for Nick...

    Mailbag:
    We receive quite a bit of fan mail from people just wanting to sound-off about the soaps. Here are two in particular of interest this week:

    Nancy says, “Why don't you get Marge back to kill Sami on her wedding day? As Sami is suited up to marry EJ, all we hear is a gunshot and Sami screaming. That’d be the ending of Sami Brady.”

    Marlene L says, “Enough! I've watched ‘Days’ for over 40 years, and cringe at the inaccurate medical scenes, especially CPR. But the current storyline about the drug Dilaudid is so full of inaccuracies, it's like Swiss cheese. It's a Schedule II controlled drug, so no samples, no refills and it's available in 1 and 2 mg doses. An 800mg dosage, as shown, does not exist, and if it did, it would kill a whale or an elephant! I'm a pharmacist and would be happy to review scripts to assure medical accuracy. Thanks for letting me sound off!”

    Afterthought:
    As many suspected, James Scott is leaving "Days Of Our Lives." May 2 was his last tape date and he'll be seen on the show up until October. The actor told SOD "I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NBC, Sony and Corday, particularly Ken Corday, for the amazing 8 year run on 'Days of our Lives' and for graciously supporting me in my decision in leaving the show to take personal time. To the unbelievably loving fans, I can’t begin to express my gratitude for your love and support over the years. I will miss you immensely."

    Take a look! 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominees.

    Best lines of the week:

    Liam to Nicole, “You might as well end this with a clear conscience.”

    Nicole, “This guy's like a zombie. He just keeps coming back.”

    Percy, “Nick’s nocturnal.” Kate, “Most bloodsuckers are.”

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    Posted by stjarna at Friday, May 02 2014 12:49 PM

    Thank you, Chrissi!

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, May 02 2014 01:05 PM

    You're welcome! I hope everyone enjoys. Please, feel free everyone to give your input! I love love reading it. I really do. Especially about this week.

    Cheers!

    Posted by ShellySmd2013 at Friday, May 02 2014 02:17 PM

    If Gabi was any slower she’d need to be watered once a week.
    It doesn’t make sense for Aiden to waste his precious time drawing up a custody agreement based on nothing. Wouldn’t a lawyer first discuss exactly what Gabi wanted before taking things that far and writing up an unofficial custody agreement? This was hard to believe and only done to get Will’s panties in a twist. That Gabi didn’t see the red flag waving over Nick’s controlling head during that custody discussion to me made her look even more dense than usual. She said something to the effect that she had to believe Nick had changed or she’d feel as if she was losing her mind. Eh? Whatever, man. Will’s just as bad. For someone who grew up with a mother doing all she could to screw his father out of custody, you’d think he’d have had something drawn up the day he learned Arianna was his. This is a big and horribly heart wrenching learning experience for William.
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    I like your blog, and I especially agree with this part about Gabi. I say this because for one thing, I can't stand the twit, and second, the fact that she IS dense when it comes to Nick is why I can't stand her. How the hell can she NOT see that Nick is playing her like a violin? How the hell can she NOT see how controlling and manipulative he is? He's putting all this crap in her head, and she's taking it all in like the stupid fool that she is!! It boggles my mind how she can be stupid enough to fall for Nick's BS, especially after all he's put the father of her child through. And as much as I love Will, I agree with you about him, too. If he ever finds out about the court date, he's gonna lose his mind!

    I'm still raw about Gabi comparing her and Nick's relationship to Sami and EJ's. First of all, that's like comparing apples to oranges. Second, Sami and EJ may have done things to each other, but at least they know what the other is capable of and they STILL want to be together. You would think that Gabi would figure out what Nick is capable of by now, but she still doesn't get it. All he has to do is look at her or tell her how pretty she is, and she's putty in his hands!! UGH!! As this point, I'm SO ready for Nick to take Gabi down, because she really needs a reality check.

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, May 03 2014 09:37 AM

    Good post, thank you.
    I’m glad that the story with Liam is over but he was a great actor. He really did great job acting crazy.
    I like Jordan and I hope she is able to bring down Kate. Someone should come forward with her past and pass it around. She is no angle. I’m pulling for Jordan and Rafe. Not sure about her brother, yet. Since cracy Ncik noticed his behavior, that should put up red flags.
    I hope JJ stays away from Bev, she is bad news and can get him back in jail. I never thought of Bev sending the letter to Page. How would she get the letter head to do that? Sorry, forgot for a second this is soap.
    I think that Nick is beginning to show his crazy side. At least I saw it on Friday and for a second it looked like Gaby did as well. But that could be her mind saying ‘should I go get my nails done or buy a new dress’ look. I don’t think that Aiden cares for Nick and I hope he talks to Gabi alone. He does know that Nick is bad news. But since Gabi is leaving the show soon, will she take the baby with her? Is Nick going to be killed or put back in jail? I can’t see Nick leaving Gabi alone. Maybe his crazy side is coming out and he will be put in a home for the insane.
    I like Abe and Maxine together too. They are talking about the loss of their loved ones and that was very touching. I thought it was cute when Theo came back and hugged Maxine.
    I feel very bad for Nichol because I think it is going to come out about those papers and no one is going to come to her defense.
    Loved the way EJ handled Percy. Sorry that he is leaving the show. Does this mean that somehow Sami will see the pictures and tell him to leave? If he leaves in October and she leaves in December, will they be replaced or just let the characters take a break. Where is Stefano? The last time he was on the show, he was very unstable. Read that he was going to retire and so is Victor. Is that true?

    Posted by Florentine at Saturday, May 03 2014 07:58 PM

    Shock, shock, shock, EJ/James is leaving DOOL. How could I miss that in the news... whatever...
    Sorry to say, with EJ and Sami, both characters saying adios to DOOL, it will be very easy to get out of watching a soap every day... The rest of the characters on that show are just to lame and boring for me... Jenn, Dan, Rafe,Jordan, Abby, Maggie, you name it, they just don't have the oomph for me to stay tuned in. Nicole ok, but at every turn she messes up so bad, how can she ever end up being married to a former priest with her baggage.. LOL.
    EJ and Sami, no matter what .. they made the show, and let's not forget my Fav. Stefano... he leaves, and I think he prob. will, age..etc.... what then ...boring .. boring.
    What will happen to Kate without the DiMera's....Oh God, no more DiMera's....SOS



    Chrissi, your comments were right on....enjoy reading them...
    What is going on with the Spoiler/Comment section.... will it Ever be fixed.

    Sure Nick will end up dead, but who will kill him....
    Most likely Gaby, but everybody of course will be suspect, that All will end up having a reason.... Even Mr. Greetings, for I got the feeling, that Percy did not quite realize just how far Nick is going to take things...
    Gaby is already half way to the looney side, one more push and she is a goner..Watch out Nick...


    P.S. I can understand James and Allyson leaving, ... one without the other..... Nothing...zero... at least for me....
    Hope they give those Two great outstanding characters the write out they deserve, and also hopefully soon they will retire the Character of Bo Brady with the same respect....

    Posted by fadingrose at Sunday, May 04 2014 04:11 AM

    Regarding Doris JJ's comment about Bev possibly sending the Stanford acceptance notice to Paige, I believe it was an EMAIL, for which no "letterhead" would be required. And how else could the acceptance be authenticated? Are we to believe that Bev is so tech savvy that she could falsify the "From" email address? Paige is no dummy--she would know that an acceptance notice from such an illustrious university would arrive by snail mail-- with the envelope stuffed with the traditional instructions and papers to sign. Yes, Soap writers take liberties with facts--but this is a bit much.

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Monday, May 05 2014 07:31 AM

    Thanks Shelly! I have to admit last week before Gabi made the call to Aiden she seemed to see Nick for a controller. I didn't write that in because I didn't think it would matter considering she went along with it but it's worth mentioning with what's to come!

    I remember when Gabi compared her and Nick's relationship to EJami. There were two things: Nobody wanted them together and both men are bad guys.

    DorisJJ, I couldn't agree more. Liam is a great actor. Especially during the end Collier rocked his scenes. I was a little sad he wasn't going to be on for longer as someone else.

    Haha so true. Kate is worried for her friend though but I think she may be surprised if Jordan's secret's just a family issue. Jordan's a good person I believe. Kate needs a life. Hehehe yeah Ben - hard to say now that they're changing the actors mid-stream. Maybe he'll be good, too. Maybe the red flag was just him being protective. That could be good or controlling. We'll see!

    True about Bev - she is bad news but I still like her better than Paige. Not for the wrong reasons but she seemed nice before she became jealous. I think I root for her because Paige is so bland that it's hard to root for the bland ones. But boy was that a shocker that Bev wanted to skate by in college. Jeeze. So wrong. I'm not sure if Bev sent that acceptance letter or not. It was just a thought from that poster.

    Yep Nicole's going to be ostrasized again I bet. Then Jenn won't want Dan around her when the truth comes out. Ouch.

    I don't know yet what will happen with EJ and Sami. It's awful news. Stefano and Victor - neither are retiring so far.



    Florentine, the James Scott news came late in the day. So sad. I agree, not a lot of fun characters when they're gone. I don't know what Days will do. EJ and Sami are on way too often and this is why I griped about it - because I knew one day he would go. James mentioned it a few times and with them both going, Days shot themselves in the foot, constantly writing just for one couple. Oy.

    Florentine do you mean the SOF comments? I don't know. They don't seem to be able to figure out the issue because the comments work fine for all of the other posts. It's annoying. I feel bad.

    Gosh I think SO MANY could want to kill Nick. It'll be a great story I think coming up!

    Fading Rose - Yeah it doesn't make a lot of sense does it!!

    Posted by Florentine at Monday, May 05 2014 10:30 AM

    Chrissi, thank you for all your replies... I think that is so nice of you...
    My money is on Gaby as the shooter... I think she will finally loose it.... To much on her mind, incl. the Melanie incident...Don't rule out Mr. Greetings yet...
    Will and Sonny will be awarded total custody, thinks that's why the show got them married...Still in shock about EJ, a bit about Sami, but more about EJ, what an Actor he is. Don't think
    anybody can replace James, EJ is His character period... But what do I know.

    Guess we will find out.... would Eric have gone back to the Priesthood, meaning Nicole really is his 2nd choice... or had Nicole given him the "Proof"... he Might have chosen Her anyway, because the truly Loves Her..NO. 1.....That's the question.....

    Posted by Becky3jc at Monday, May 05 2014 01:35 PM

    NO!!! I am so sad to hear that James Scott is leaving the show too! There was a time when he was the only reason I continued to watch the show. James has a charm & charisma that just leaps out of the TV. I loved him in Friday's scenes when he slowly put on his gloves & wrapped the cord around his hands. He is so great in any scene that he is in! I don't know how Days is going to replace him, but it would be nice to see more of Brady, Rafe, Lucas, Eric & Justin.

    I'm also sad to see Blake Berris leave. Even though Nick can be annoying, he is still a fun villain. The show needs more villains!

    Is Sheryl gone for good? I thought she was a great addition to the show and I liked her with Lucas. Her time on the show was too short! I wanted her to stand up to Kate instead of running away.

    Posted by Stormy70 at Wednesday, May 07 2014 06:52 PM

    I believe Percy will be the one who shot nick. As nick was using him too1

    Missed the pole about Jordan. I think she is in witness protection program.

    Does anyone agree. 'I am upset we are losing so many good actors. I have watched DOOL sine it began . My favorite soap forever,

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