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    Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog.

    Friday, May 23 2014

    Nu-Ben. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Salem Shenanigans from May 19 - 23:

    It was an enjoyable week and Salem smelled of desperation and investigation... and clam chowdah. It centered around Salem's murder mystery and Nicole's behaviour which is spiralling out of control...Thoughts?

    Murder suspects:
    Last week we discussed the motives the suspects in Nick’s shooting had at length. This week we can exclude Sami and EJ’s hitman so we’re down to Kate, Will, Sonny, Percy, Abigail, Rafe, nu-Ben, Stefano and Nick – because as we’ve agreed, it’s altogether possible that Nick has a doppelgänger. With some hounding from Hope, and proof that the SPD isn’t always useless, we learned Lucas’ shoeprints were left behind at the scene of the crime. Lucas revealed he was at the park just after Nick was shot and found him lying still on the ground. He said he took Kate’s gun and threw it in the river... That Salem River has seen a lot of action. It’s where once up on a time Paul Hollingsworth’s body was thrown, where Chloe Lane felt life was worthless and attempted suicide, where Sami threw her gun after shooting EJ in the noggin, where Sami and Kate threw Nick’s body after Gabi hit him in the head with a rock, and where Kate’s gun wound up after Lucas ditched it. At this point it really doesn’t look as though Lucas killed Nick so who did it? I have a feeling it is someone we least expect...

    Detective Brady.
    Some find Hope’s been rather obnoxious while questioning those on the murder suspect list. If she was as sweet as pie, we might complain that she’s not doing her job or playing favourites. Alas, she can’t win but she is doing a good job and trying hard to keep her emotions out of it. I’ve got to give her credit. Plus, she’s interviewing suspects in the murder case of her cousin. The strain must be almost unbearable. It was a welcome relief having Aiden take her out of her head and gave her a break. I’m really enjoying the slow build between these two characters. A teaser...can't wait for the Summer Gala!

    A place for John? (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Doc and John.
    It was a shocking moment watching Marlena tell John she didn’t think he had a reason to stick around in Salem anymore now that he screwed up his relationship with her and with Brady. It was pretty hurtful but she had a point. It didn’t seem to faze John who thought he and Brady could work together to find Kristen and finally deal with her. I think John’s on to something. Brady hasn’t been able to move on since Kristen messed with him but he might be able to if he made Kristen pay. What are your thoughts? Does John have a place in Salem? Vote!

    Oh Nicole...
    It’s all very soapy. Poor Daniel gets shafted once again but this time his friendship with Nicole is at stake. Eric’s pretty forgiving but even I’m not sure he could forgive Nicole for keeping the truth about being able to clear his name for weeks and for pretending her bestie is into her. Ouch.

    Ejami Family:
    Johnny was so sweet to tell his parents not to worry, that he and Sydney would keep an eye on Allie. We’re finally getting more real family moments. The kids will be missed when they are gone.

    Best lines of the week:

    Kate, “Lucas, I raised you to be a better liar than that.”

    Theresa, “You're not driving are you?” Brady, “No. I brought my skateboard.”

    Sami to EJ, “Your hitman gave you a refund?”

    EJ, “He pushed people and he pushed people and he pushed people until they wanted to kill him and then you know what he did? He pushed them some more.”

    Daniel says, “Nicole never lies.”

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    Posted by littleguysmom at Friday, May 23 2014 12:56 PM

    Chrissi I just wish they would give us back our Fridays cliffhangers. The last cliffhanger we had when Nick was shot in the back and twice in the chest then left us hanging on who done it. Now that was good. But the last couple of weeks has been downers. This going back and forth between Dan and Nicole is getting tiring. Nicole looks like she's ready for a nervous break down. And Dan looks like if he don't calm down he's ready for a heart attack. If they don't start speeding everything up I'm afraid we are going to lose more viewers. JMO. They are dragging these story lines out way to long that viewers are starting to lose interest.

    Posted by Spencer80 at Friday, May 23 2014 01:07 PM

    I've been a Days fan for a very long time. I watch it to escape the stress of everyday life for an hour. But, if they don't speed up some of these story lines, I'm going to have a nervous breakdown. This soap is starting to stress me out more than life is, lol. Eric needs to know the truth already. I hate what the writers are doing to Nicole. That would have been the perfect love story, but the writers screwed that one up. I don't care who shot Nick, just glad he's gone. Rafe and Jordan are boring. I can't wait until Kristen returns to stir it up!

    Posted by Spencer80 at Friday, May 23 2014 01:09 PM

    Oh, and I forgot to mention, I love your weekly blogs!😊

    Posted by fadingrose at Friday, May 23 2014 01:20 PM

    I've stuck with Nicole, because of her fabulous acting abilities, despite her past "mistakes." Now I'm so furious that the writers have finally painted her as truly despicable and unredeemable, that I will no longer forgive or forget all those self-serving schemes, especially this last and worst one. Sorry, Arianne, you deserve better from the writers! I love and admire YOU as an actress but have come to intensely dislike Nicole....Fading Rose

    Posted by Chrissi at Friday, May 23 2014 01:47 PM

    Hi littleguysmom, I know, right? Cliffhanger Fridays rocked. They should write it in that Nicole's feeling sick because that lying has got to be taking a toll. Dan, too! I can tell you that the murder story and Nicole's story will wrap up shortly.

    Hi Spencer80! Haha you're feeling Nicole and Daniel's stress by proxy. That's not good! lol Yes! Eric and Nicole were awesome for so long and now this. It's killing me that we have so few couples in love to get gushy over. :P Thanks so much for the compliment. I appreciate it.

    Hi Fadingrose, I couldn't agree more. You really hit the nail. I love Nicole which is why it feels like they've just gone too far. I think it's worse because Eric was a priest. Hopefully she'll be redeemed though - she was after a lot of other bad deeds!!

    Posted by Piglet222 at Friday, May 23 2014 02:06 PM

    Love your weekly blog thank u so much. I've been watching since Sami kidnapped belle. What's happening with all the exiting? Who's going to spar with Kate (love her scenes with Sami, Kate filing her nails while Sami deals with gabi re: nick). Ej has been the lead damera forever, now what? Can't wait for Kristin to come back, love to hate her.

    Posted by Chrissi at Friday, May 23 2014 04:21 PM

    Thanks Piglet222. I really appreciate that. Glad you're enjoying it.

    Wow you've watched a lot longer than me. I started in '94. So many exits at once but there are a few returns so I hope it balances out. Things sure won't be the same though, right? I love Kate and Sami too! They're my fave non-couple! :P Yeah maybe we need Chad back to be the head of the DiMera clan. At least Kristen will be there!!

    I'm starting to think Sonny shot and killed Nick instead of Gabi. Do you guys have any thoughts on who killed Nick?

    Posted by MauveRoses at Friday, May 23 2014 06:14 PM

    I like John but I want him with someone else other than Marlena. I am ready to see Roman and Marlena get back together. I am so ready for Eric to find out about Nicole. I hate the way they prolong story lines. Lets find a new love interest for Rafe. I love Rafe but he has not been the same since the show chose to separate him and Sami. He made Sami a better person.

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Friday, May 23 2014 10:17 PM

    Hi Chrissi............been out "pounding sand"...:))
    (just a one liner I found that a secret service guy made
    to one of Kim Kardashian's lackeys....when she sent him
    to try to get POTUS to come say hello.... Imagine
    that!! The SS guys told the lackey to go "pound sand"...
    that the POTUS wasn't interested in meeting JAY-Z's porn

    Anyway..back to the and your
    super duper fingers...........and keen mind....I love
    reading what you write.

    Don't you think Daniel is a little bit over the line?
    Has he so soon forgotten how he lied about Theresa?
    and Nicole didn't break her promise to keep it from
    Jennifer.............who does he think he is...messing
    with my Nicole!!

    I have said all along Gabi killed Nick. She finally
    realized what he was....and the straw that broke the
    camel's back was the custody papers and his comment
    to her about that was exactly the way it should be.

    When she hit him with the rock...she didn't want
    to kill him...just get him off her....that was why
    she thought Sami and Kate were so wrong....then
    she learned....he was evil....with a capitol E!!

    I'm glad Abby slapped the smart aleck EJ....he
    wouldn't have grabbed my purse and looked inside it.
    When he grabbed me...he'd have felt the purse up side
    his head.............(I'm a mean ole lady...don't mess
    with my stuff)

    So..where is this big fancy May wedding? One week left
    in May.....where is it???

    Anyway....hoping you will have a great week-end and
    holiday...(if you get one for memorial day)..Traffic
    here will be we will be staying indoors!

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Friday, May 23 2014 10:21 PM

    Oh...I've been watching since Don Craig was Marlena's
    first husband....and she and Laura had offices and
    actually saw clients.........and Tom/Alice were at
    whole lot younger....and Julie got burnt or something
    and she was jealous of Doug with another woman...I
    remember a whole lot of stuff..........nothing like
    what's going on now with the story lines.

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