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    Friday, May 09 2014


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    Salem Shenanigans from May 5 - 9:

    What an explosive ending to the week. Let’s get right to it.

    Last Friday we learned James Scott's last tape date was May 2. Once again, everyone was told months in advance the way Sweeney’s was. It’s a shame this knowledge wasn’t kept a secret. It’d be better storywise and for the longevity of our soaps if the fans didn’t know every move an actor or a character made months in advance. These two departing will leave a pretty big hole in the show especially since the writers wrote almost solely for them these past 7 years. This is why it’s best to utilize the entire cast.

    I have to tell my mommy...
    Abby hasn’t learned that some things should be kept quiet and having sex with EJ is one of them. Even if Jennifer finds out on her own it doesn’t matter. It’s none of Jennifer’s business. Still, I suppose she’d rather be the one to explain herself than have Nick... oh Nick won’t do it because he’s dead. Case closed?

    Jordan’s mystery.
    Kate finally blurted out to Jordan or Joan or whoever she really is that she knew she wasn’t who she seemed. Jordan not only stood up to Kate but attacked her. I guess it was a long time coming. I’ve mixed feelings about this. One, I couldn’t care less who Jordan is because I couldn’t care less about the boring character. Two, it is nice Kate’s looking out for her friend but she needs to get a life. Three, lawsy, lawsy, lawsy, this story is a complete bore. Jordan once again tried to leave Salem. She’s becoming too much like Lucas who disowns his mother every 3 years but never follows through. Follow through Jordan!

    Look at my ring! Look! No look – really look at it.
    For someone who has been married four or five times, it was surprising Nicole still got that enthusiastic, er annoying when gifted with bling. She quickly explained it’s what it represented which was Eric’s faith in her. The very faith she broke long ago. Now that Dr. Dan knows about this will he keep it from HRH Jennifer or force Nicole to tell Eric? Something tells me Dan and Jenn are in for another storm if Jenn finds out Nicole really hasn’t turned into a Jenny clone.

    Bev/JJ/Paige:
    The triangle. JJ and Paige didn’t get on my nerves during their discussion about why he has abandonment issues. They shared a tender and sweet moment but I’m not sure I’m ready to get behind them just yet. I’m not sure Bev is, either.

    Whatever...
    Sami didn’t know until Allie told her that Nick emails her? Doesn’t she oversee her kid’s email and online time? Then she has the gall to get pissed off at Lucas for letting Jordan take Allie for frozen yoghurt. Oy.

    Red alert!
    Ben’s an idiot, a stalking creeper, and why Abigail’s giving him any of her attention is beyond me. “You don’t look like you could hurt anyone.” Um because she’s beautiful? Get rid of this guy! Days Poll: Ben a stalker or not?!


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    Bye bye Nick.
    It was really exciting to see such a talented actor as Blake Berris return to the show. We were lucky to have had him as long as we have but it’s a travesty that they had to kill Nick off. He was so much fun to love to hate and to love. There were so many dimensions to Nick Fallon unlike a few other characters we won’t bother to name. His exit from Salem was bloody fantastic from his tender scenes with Maggie and Julie (It’d have been so much fun to have a flashback of Julie’s past.) to his scuffles with Sami, Abigail, Will, and Sonny. I digress. It may be an unpopular opinion but Nick has been one of the most compelling characters “Days” has ever written and he’s one great actor. It’s never been black or white with Nick. There are too many layers to feel consistently hate or love for him. In recent months, I can quite easily justify the way he treated Sami and Kate. Some will argue Nick is the one who got what he deserved and I’d completely understand that opinion too since he stalked and tried to rape Gabi.

    Something fishy. Percy seemed awfully confused with Nick when he said he didn’t forgive and forget Sami, Kate, Will, and Sonny. Why did Percy think Nick forgave them? Was Nick finally showing his true colours or is there more going on than we know? Did Nick’s scar appear and then suddenly disappear in certain episodes or am I dreaming? Why was Nick mean to Samanther yet later call Marlena for help because he didn’t like being the way he was? Are there two Nicks or is Nick schizophrenic or something?

    This is a laugh. Nick thanked Julie for not judging him. "God would strike me dead. I have no right to judge anybody," she said. Really? Like she hasn’t been judgemental in the past?!

    Who shot Nick?
    The most obvious is Sami and EJ who hired the hitman. They’ve also both killed before with no problems.

    Last week Gabi seemed to be under duress going along with Nick’s plan to limit Will’s involvement with her daughter. This week she told Arianna that maybe she could learn to care about and love Nick in time, that she was doing ‘this’ because she had to. Was ‘this’ killing Nick?

    Lucas went to see Nick to discuss the custody agreement just before the shooting. He took the rap for Will shooting EJ once upon a time. Did he have time to get a gun and shoot Nick?

    How about Kate, the formidable grandmother who was tired of Nick taking advantage of her and her grandson? Dustin Cushman says, “It will likely be something like Stefano (or a henchman) does it to protect Kate.”

    Golden Boy himself? William shot EJ in the back once. Nick was shot in the back. Could our mild-mannered Will, who was brought up by two devious souls and a formidable grandmother, be capable of murdering his own cousin in cold blood in order to ensure his daughter wasn’t brought up by him?

    Did Sonny really put the gun – and silencer - into the closet or did he have it with him?

    Could Percy have returned from Devon England, angry because his free ride came to an end?

    Maybe it was Abigail, in a fit of passion, not wanting anyone to know she committed a betrayal of epic proportions. Or Ben did it for her?

    Possibly Nick isn’t really dead and the man dead is a Nick lookalike, shot in order to cast suspicion on his enemies! Hey it could happen. It’s a soap!

    Best lines of the week:

    EJ, "It's a lovely night." Sami mutters, "For a murder."

    Nick, "If the golden slipper fits, Golden Boy."

    Nick, "If Grandma Horton saw them [photos of EJ and Abby] she'd be rolling in her grave."

    Kate, "Then why do you have more aliases than P. Diddy?"

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    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, May 09 2014 01:46 PM

    Love to hear all of your thoughts on the show this week even if they disagree with my thoughts!! I was a bit indulgent this week with the Nick stuff but hopefully most will understand why. It's going to be similar to losing Sami. Love her, love to hate her. It's going to be tough to see her go.

    Posted by stjarna at Friday, May 09 2014 03:06 PM

    What a week! The Nick Fallon sl paid off- because it was so worth watching. When I though I would give up watching, this sl kept me watching. Blake Berris did a great job! I love that it involved a lot of characters, that wouldn't usually get mixed. Even EJ and Rafe were on a page for a second and shook hands.

    Nick's mother Jessica suffered from multiple personality disorder. I am not an expert, but the demons, as Julie called them, could have been hereditary. We know where the story was heading, anyway, if Julie had spoken to him earlier, then maybe Marlena could have helped him...but there it is that if. It's like in the Benjamin Button story/film, the one moment that changed the course of events for one character, it also happened with Nick, and he put too much in motion against himself, and stood on toes of people who are very ruthless, and there were dire consequences.
    I thought I saw the birdwatcher lurking behind the bushes, or was that the hitman?

    Nicole and the engagement- ahhhh...ok, I know she, once again, does what she does best, wishing and wanting something that it is not real. It was all done before with her, and yet again, we have the same thing. She is in a devilish circle of her own. Repeating the same mistake over and over again. She needs therapy too. The only real relationship she had was Daniel when they cleared all last year and started with a clean slate. But that is gone now too. Can't wait for him to call her on her "shredded mess"!

    Jordan sl- rubbish! so don't care, stretched too long! who cares- she can leave and wouldn't be missed! I had hopes for her at the beginning of her arrival, but now I just wish she goes! Bring back Carrie for Rafe!

    Jordan and Lucas, now there is a potential!

    JJ-Paige- a bit too perfect, but I guess it is designed so there is the whole great perfect new Horon-deveraux-Jonas brady-bunch family thing. bleh!
    Bev and JJ would have been far more interesting- as there would have been conflict between them- he trying to make her see that weed and cheating in school/college was not worth it in the long run- it could have been a reversed Jack and Jen story again....of sorts. I am bored with Paige already.

    Abigail needs to grow up in more ways then one. Ben and her are cute, but the danger factor is interesting here! Will Chad be saving her from Ben in the months to come?! Who knows- but this generation should have it's own sl.


    Who's killed Nick? A mysterous man!

    Hope and Roman should have their hands full with this one!
    I hope it is done well!

    Have a great weekend!

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, May 09 2014 03:19 PM

    Hi!

    Yes, Jessica. Julie even mentioned her and it's altogether possible Nick had the same thing. I think that was the hitman lurking.

    Shredded mess. That should be Nic's new name for now. I like her devious but don't like this storyline. It ruined Ericole for me.

    Yeah I thought of Jordan and Lucas, too. He can be a bit naughty and she's nice so it could work.

    Yep JJ and Paige like Dan and Jenn or Rafe and Jordan. Meh. Too nice eih?

    Chad? Oh I wish he'd return. That'd make the EJ/Abby storyline interesting!!

    Happy weekend!!

    Posted by ladybelle at Friday, May 09 2014 08:27 PM

    Chrissi enjoyed your blog, I agreed with almost everything
    you said except Ben doesn't seem like a stalker to me.
    I think maybe it was Gabi who shot Nick. Maybe she went back to the apartment and found the gun and decided to use it on Nick. I guess we have to wait and see what kind of gun was used to shoot Nick. As far as Nicole goes they are turning me against her real fast. Oh yes Nick was shot 3 times a hit man would probably get him with one shot. Maybe
    it was three different people,who knows?

    Posted by Florentine at Saturday, May 10 2014 12:27 PM


    good week...
    Abby .. really. She is a grown up up woman, had sex now with 2 men.. both DiMera's LOL. What's her problem. She was quite capable to lure EJ into having sex with her at the cabin, and then again she stalked him into the shower... etc.
    and I am sure, that if EJ wanted sex with her again, she would be right there with him, again and again.
    Abby should quit whining to everybody that will listen to her.. it's annoying.
    I just can't get into the Abby character, look what she did to Austin, "poor little Abby". She needs a good kick in the behind, LOL.
    Speaking of Chad, would love to see him come back, to take over the DiMera empty chair, once EJ is gone...
    Hope they find somebody better for him than annoying Abby.

    I would think that maybe Gaby shot Nick, or come to think of it, how many shot's were fired, maybe a whole group took a shot at Nick... Which bullet from Which gun killed Nick...never know with soaps..
    Gaby being one of them, could be the reason she is leaving Salem, but like I said before, I would not rule out the Bird Man.
    Don't think it was the Hired Hit man... to obvious ... and I don't think they will have Sami and EJ leave the show as actual successfully having somebody killed...

    Jordan .. boring, boring, what can I say. Cheryl had more spunk than her...
    It makes Rafe boring right along with her... I like to see a much better SL for Rafe, it's time..

    Hope and Roman, solving a crime... that should be comic relief....have they solved anything yet.... not that I can recall. Somebody else always does it for them, like Stefano in the Bernardi case, etc.....Like to see the Melanie kidnapping by Andrew/Gaby solved before Gaby leaves. It's time for it to come out, since Bo and Hope sure did not solve it. With Nick gone, no more need to keep it hushed up.

    ladybelle, agree with you about the 3 shots, a hit man would get him with one, a person full of hate and motive would shoot more than once. Hitman usually shoot into the forehead, I could be wrong.
    Nicole,what can I say.. the writers just don't want to give her a break..She just can't sit back a bit more and let things happen, No she has to always lie and help things along, pity.
    Can't wait for Kristin to return, that should be very interesting. Wonder if she had a Baby while gone, that would spice things up.

    P.S. I also noticed the scar missing at times... maybe there is a double Nick...

    Julie of course priceless, "I have No right to judge anybody", I almost joked on my coffee when I heard her say that with a straight face... Comic relief..

    Thanks again Chrissi, love your comments, especially when you add a little spice to it...

    Posted by Doris JJ at Sunday, May 11 2014 10:15 AM

    Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Hope you have a great day!
    I might be the only person that likes Jordan but I wish they would give her a better story or at least let us know what she is hiding. I do wonder if it is Ben and maybe he did something that she had to cover up. I don’t find him creepy, I think he is just concerned about his sister and goes over board at times. I also like boring Rafe and both of them together is nice. Just to put it in perspective, I don’t care for EJ and Sami and wonder what will happen with the writers since they have made them the main people for so many years. I would rather have all the characters have a story going on, not just one couple. So I just love quiet laid back people, not noisy center of attention people.
    Not sure who the killer is but I don’t think it is the hit man. Yes, professional’s do the head shot because it is clean. See I watch a lot of detective shows; Castle Hawaii 5 0, Chicago PD, etc. Never know when it will come in handy! I thought about Gabi [a way for her to leave the show and come back later], Lucas and maybe Stefano sending someone.
    They have gone overboard with Nicole and her ring. Happy for her but it will end this next week. Why did the writers have to make her shred the papers, why couldn’t she give them to Dr. Dan instead? It would be nice if she was happy for just a bit but now goody two-shoes Jennifer and Marlene will be against her.
    I liked Nick at the beginning and when he came back from being thrown in the water, I wasn’t very upset about getting back at Kate and Sami but they went overboard with it. Now he wanted to clean his act up and they killed him. I would prefer that he be changed but sorry to see him go. He did a great job! Julie was funny with him and she is correct, she did some crazy stuff.
    Why do these little kids have a cell phone? Am I that old that someone that is, what 10, has a phone? And does Sami monitor her calls? That is insane to me!

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Monday, May 12 2014 09:18 AM

    Ladybelle:

    Thanks for the feedback. So maybe Ben's just being protective because he's into Abigail. Or maybe it's a coincidence that he is usually where she is. I can see that. Yeah Gabi - that's what Dustin and I were wondering. They kept showing the gun. I wonder if Sonny will find it when he goes back to get it. OR if he finds it used!! Yeah good point about a hitman. He could have gotten him in the head. Done. Hmmm very interesting. Three people could be a possibility. Remember that's how it was when EJ was shot!


    Florentine:

    It is ironic that Abby, supposedly a good girl has been with two DiMera's. Haha good point. Yeah when EJ was with her in his office I had the feeling she was into how passionate he was about her keeping quiet. You're not alone - many dislike Abby. I'm finally seeing why. It took a while. I never really gave her much thought! Hehe and I'd like Chad to return too. I wish they'd fix how they write Abby and Jenn. Just a little!!

    Yeah the hitman - I'm not sure he did it. I agree - too obvious.

    Oh Jordan. I wish she left and Sheryl stayed. Sorry to those who like Jordan. They're just too nice together, Jordan and Rafe.

    Haha Hope and Roman didn't even get Chyka's documents - Daniel got those from the crime scene. SPD strikes again! I forgot to touch upon that. I meant to!It'd be nice if Gabi admitted she killed Nick and that she was involved in Mel's kidnapping. She might go to jail a while then Ari can stay with the guys! :P

    I too wonder why Kristen's returning. Can't wait!

    OH!! Thanks for saying you noticed the scar and then lack thereof! It's possible there are two. He just seemed hot and then cold in this last week. Yep and you gotta love Julie. Haha!! That's like Maggie saying she doesn't interefere in anyone's life. Muhahaha!!

    Doris:

    So sweet - Happy Mother's Day to you and all of the others reading!

    Jordan's very nice. I guess it's not that I dislike her. I just find her unexciting. It's the writing. The actress is fine, too. LOL Boring Rafe. I like Rafe too. Rafe and Ben should be friends considering they're after the same thing which is to protect Jordan. They're a lot alike. Not the stalkerish stuff.

    Nicole. I know. They never let her be happy and it's getting tiring. Just for a while it'd be nice for her to be happy in love and have issues with others instead. Nick is so interesting - people seem to have strong reactions to him either way.
    Yeah I didn't get that Sami didn't monitor calls or emails even if it is a cousin. She should still know who her little girl is talking to. That sort of thing makes me cringe!

    Posted by Florentine at Monday, May 12 2014 12:36 PM

    Chrissi, your page is really getting very interesting... I love the interaction you are having with your posters.
    Thank you.

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