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    Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog.

    Wednesday, June 04 2014


    Poor Rafe. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Salem Shenanigans from June 2 - 4:

    Most of this short week was pretty sad due to the aftermath of Gabi’s murder confession but the Midol Complete product placement ad made up for it. Let’s discuss.

    The murder wrap-up.
    Last week in my column, I noted that neither Will nor Victor trusted that Sonny didn’t murder Nick. This week, luckily that was addressed at least by Will and Sonny, who promised that would never happen again. Sonny told his “romantic idiot” of a husband that they need to tell each other everything from now on. Until next time... just kidding.

    I felt for Gabi when she confessed to murdering Nick. That sounds crazy. She murdered him in cold blood. It was wrong but I loved the complexity of Nick Fallon and will miss Blake Berris. Gabi’s scenes were a mix of great writing and dialogue, and fantastic believable acting on Camila Banus’ part. We all know that people will do just about anything for their children, and this was overall a great story to tell, one that will be revisited someday when Arianna has questions about her mother or when Gabi gets out of prison. That Gabi came clean with her part in Melanie’s kidnapping spoke volumes and hopefully Kate and Sami realize just how she saved their asses. This might be the perfect time for Chad to return if that was in the cards.

    Poor Hope did a good job not losing her mind over Gabi’s confession. Possibly being that she’s a mother she could somewhat understand why Gabi took things that far. I don’t know but I did like how she contemplated where Bo was during it all and how Aiden was there to let her cry on his shoulder.

    Sami being Sami blamed Jordan for Rafe being incommunicado while Gabi confessed. Is Rafe supposed to follow Gabi around in case he misses a major moment of her life? If that’s the case why didn’t Sami yell at Jordan for going on a date with Rafe while Gabi was busy shooting Fallon? Would it have made a difference if Rafe got to Gabi ten minutes earlier? Sami can be so ignorant. They should show more scenes between her and Jordan. It could make Jordan more likeable.

    Jordan thought Ben might have killed Nick after remembering what happened ‘before’. Did Ben kill their father or step-father or someone else? Is that why she’s so worried? Is that why Paige recognizes him from Miami? Was he in the news? We noticed recently that during Gabi’s photo shoot when he refused to stand in for the male model, but he went to the next level this week and ripped up the photo Abby took of him with her cell phone. That’s pretty extreme. Their story needs to be told – yesterday.

    Poor Rafe. He lost one sister to death and now he’s losing his last tie to Salem when Gabi goes off to prison. It’s a shame their mother has never been seen. It was already heart wrenching watching him tell her the news over the phone but could you imagine this scene in person?

    Did you feel for Gabi or are you glad to be rid of her? What sentence should Gabi get? Vote!


    Product placement. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    The underbelly of Salem.
    At this point, Brady and Theresa just make most viewers feel skeevy and dirty and crave a shower. It’s fun to party and I don’t judge those who want to dabble a little from time to time in illegal or legal drugs but it’s become a slippery slope for these two. They’re clearly not using for fun but to hide their deepest and darkest secrets, pain and insecurities. Meh. It’s not easy to watch and they’ve very little to contribute to any other storyline at the moment which is a shame because they’ve both been interesting characters other than the boozing and drug usage. Do I even mention that once again John pushed Brady into Theresa’s arms? Oy. It’s sort of a travesty that a vet like John (Drake Hogestyn) has so little to do. Our vets are what made the show great, so they should be given a little more to work with.

    Regarding all of the fighting and carrying on at the square: For a small town that is supposed to be owned by the Horton and Brady clans, they sure do know how to make a spectacle of themselves in the square that’s named after Alice and Tom Horton!

    “I’m leaving you.”
    Finally Nicole’s secret is out. Eric knows she kept information to herself that would have cleared his good name with the church and everyone else. Eric took Nicole’s lies well. Another man might have screamed bloody murder at her but he was pretty restrained. How anticlimactic. Who wanted to see more screaming like when Brady dumped Kristen on their wedding day? At least Nicole bounces back pretty fast. Once she has a few good stiff dirty martinis in her, she’ll be fine.

    Midol Complete.
    It was good to see a product placement again. I think the last one was for Cheerios. This Midol one was amazing. Who brings a full box of the stuff with them everywhere they go? And the stiff dialogue? Hilarious.

    Feel free to leave me a comment about your thoughts on the week, feedback about mine, or anything else “Days” related. See you next week.

    Best lines of the week:

    Sonny, “Will Horton, you've got to be the most romantic idiot that I've ever met.”

    Brady to John: “Is that Kristen letting you know when she’ll be available?”

    Abigail to Paige: “There’s a lot going on right now and to top it off I’m cramping and bloated. Usually I take Midol Complete but I’m all out.”

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Wednesday, June 04 2014 03:41 PM

    WOW Chrissi.....you are really going to have an extended
    week-end!! Good for you girlfriend....good for you!!

    Another fine job done by you......The others that fill
    in for you do ok........but you are the best....don't
    ever forget that!!

    Yes...They brought John back...for what??? Now he
    has been on for 5 scenes????? And those were short
    and not so sweet.......

    I can't believe Brady attacking his father....I know
    it is done in real life.....but it doesn't look good
    even on the soaps................A gal and her partner
    killed her mom and tried to get away...but they are in
    jail..........happened 3 counties down from us!! I
    don't understand that!!

    Theresa was brought in for what? Is she relative to
    someone in the drawing room and she needed a job???

    Ok....I'm going now....you have a great time doing
    whatever your plans are.....It is surely hot out and
    a storm is brewing...........and the birds are chirping!!
    That's always a great sound!!

    Oh....it sounded like you really had a great time last
    week-end with all the parties...and gatherings....you
    sound like a great friend!!

    Posted by Florentine at Wednesday, June 04 2014 08:23 PM

    Hey Chrissi, enjoy reading your stuff....
    I like that the writer are giving the fans a longer wrap up of the SL. So many time the rush things once something is solved, but this time we get to relish a little bit... A nice long closing... It took a woman to finally bring some credit to the SPD and actually solve a crime on her own. Hope did not quite buy Will's confession, wow, actual police work/thinking, not just assuming...

    When I saw Bo's picture, I knew that nobody could ever take his place. Miss him and I wish he would come back one of these days.
    Getting ready for "Drama Queen" Julie to play out her part, I actually feel sorry for Gaby when that meeting happens...

    Brady and Teresa, again, I actually getting tired of their Life style, booze, drugs, sex and more sex... It's getting sticky....LOL
    In the last few years, all we have seen is Brady and Sex with the women flavor of the year.... Nicole,Madison, Kristin, now Teresa... can they ever get a half way interesting SL going for that guy. To many repeat SL's, and this thing with his father... quit blaming everything on John, be a man for change and take some responsibility for things going on in your life.
    And John, quit "stalking" your son out in Public. Chrissi you are so right, the whole "clan" of so called people that love Tom and Alice, all of them sooner or later degrade that square by arguing, fighting, making fools of themselves....I like to see Tom and Alice's ghosts appear and tell them all to behave or get lost.

    Another thing, please have people not run into each other, while on the phone, just now and then, let them actually see
    each other and talk.... This bumping is so lame anymore. Come up with something new...

    Finally Nicole's secret is out, if Jenn had not told Eric, Nicole would have been on that earlier flight with Eric... and Dan would be whistling in the wind.
    I really am not a big Jenn fan, but Dr. Dan sure did not get the message to Eric, LOL.
    Nicole is so slippery, she would have gotten away with Eric.. IMO

    Might be wrong, but I see a Eric/Jenn thingy coming up... simply because Dan might get mad at her, for doing what he couldn't do, tell Eric,, I mean Dan gave Nicole so many chances, get real...
    Jenn and her saintly old fashioned cloth styles, might be what Eric needs/or not... but I hope that does not mean Nicole might get back with Dr. Dan, I hope not...
    She has had just about every man in town...Victor, Lucas, Brady, EJ, Dr. Dan, Eric, prior she was married to that professor/Max's father, who am I missing.

    There is always Rafe or even Stefano, she likes them old, if they are rich....
    Don't want Nicole to leave, she is to great an actress, and her character is one of a Kind.
    Nicole, I will join you for a nice Martini...ha, ha.

    I would like to see Dr. Dan back with Chloe at some point, so that little Parker will grow up with both parents, if that is possible in Salem... I can not see Jennifer as his Step Mother, the chemistry just is not there for me...

    Waiting for Kristin, I like her, she's got "IT", just like Sami and EJ.

    All of you Ladies, have a nice week/end... one more thing,
    Rafe talking to his FBI buddy, maybe somehow he can get something to help Gaby with her sentencing.... not to harsh.. give her a chance to maybe come back in due time...even if it is a different actress.

    Sorry, I am so chatty tonight.....Later


    Glad that Gaby came clean about the Melanie Kidnapping/etc. It was time. When she hired Andrew, the little snowball started, got bigger and bigger, and in the end Nick was able to use that to use and abuse Gaby. And all this because she thought she was in love with Chad...
    Hope Chad comes back soon, I like him and we need another DiMera in Salem. Like to see him be a few different shades, sort of like EJ, to keep things interesting.





    Posted by Doris JJ at Thursday, June 05 2014 09:29 AM

    Great Comments, as usual!

    I wasn’t sure if Will was really confessing or covering for Gabi or Sonny. He was very convincing. It was great that something triggered in Hope’s head and she went to talk to Gabi. Sonny and Will promise no more lies and so does Nicole. I think the ‘save my butt’ rule applies and all else is forgotten.
    I will miss Blake Berris too. He is a great actor and plays the villain very well. I wish they would have made him nicer instead of crazy. And when Gabi started telling her story, I had tears through the whole thing. I see so many things that a good lawyer could use to reduce the sentence. Not sure if EJ will do that but it would be nice if she only had a couple years to serve. You could tell the last time she was with Nick and he told her what they were going to be like when they left Salem, that she was afraid and that he was back to controlling. Some great acting with those two! Did Camila Banus [Gabi] want out of this soap to do other things are did the writers decide to eliminate her? I’m not a fan of Tad so not looking forward to his return. But I do like her and will miss her. I know others think she is boring and she did make me mad with what she did to Melanie but I still like her boring self. They are probable not anything like their characters in real life and a lot of fun.
    I think that Sami needs to take care of her own self and leave Rafe alone. I love it when she blames other people for their behavior and she does something worse and then is shocked when someone tells her what she did. I will miss her though.
    Brady and Theresa, yuck! She said before she had to get him hooked on drugs then he was hers. Well, she did it. Except, he did seem to be disgusted with his own nasty self, at least he looked that way to me. Do you think he will stop on his own? Maybe the great Kristen will do that for him!
    I do hope that Dan drops Jennifer; she had no right doing what she did. Eric isn’t the right person for Nicole, he is to milk toast and she would be unhappy after a short time. They are hinting a connection between Jen and Eric on another site so that would be interesting. Do you think Sami would approve?
    The Midol ad made me laugh. Didn’t they do chips before? Can’t remember, that’s what happens when you get old!

    Posted by Nanaward at Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:56 AM

    I am so sick of Daniel and Jennifer crazy fighting and breaking up. Too many stupid things going on. Why can't no one be happy. With EJ and Sammy leaving we need something more then fighting and breaking up.too much drama!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Thursday, June 12 2014 08:11 AM

    Hi guys!

    Thanks I had a great time off. Thanks so much for the compliment, Holding. Very sweet!! One more party this weekend coming which should be fun.

    Maybe once Kristen comes we'll see John more often. Not sure why Theresa's around either sometimes because they still haven't written her for the fans to be able to identify with her.

    Hi Florentine!

    Thanks so much for the feedback!

    Hope did a good job right?! That was sad seeing Bo's photo. We'll always miss him won't we!

    Julie wasn't as bad as I thought she was. I guess I can see her side of things even though she thinks Nick is perfect. Hehe I agree the Brady storyline needs to change. Haha and that bumping into each other is really overkill. I too think Nic's slippery and would have gotten away with Eric. It'd be nice for her to have a little happiness but not at such a high cost. I don't think she's going anywhere. She's been a fantastic find for Days. Great acting. Chloe can be fun. Chad too if they write for him!

    Hi Doris JJ!

    Thanks. Yeah Hope saw something in her files that made her think about Gabi. It was the fact that Gabi didn't arrive at the hospital with her baby bag. Where she had the gun! We're trying to get a hold of Camila in order to interview her but she's been pretty busy so once we do we'll ask why she left! I think it was her call though. She'll be missed. Sami too who is hilarious when she makes everything about herself. Oy!!

    I too see the connection with Eric and Jennifer and yep I think Sami would approve. I don't think she dislikes Jenn. They've done so many product placements. Sami did a chip one with EJ in the summer last year I think. They're all pretty funny. There was a time when they used to irritate me but something changed and now I am glad they do them. Makes us laguh.

    Posted by Florentine at Thursday, June 12 2014 12:08 PM

    Hi Chrissi,
    good to have you back..

    I hope that it is Brady, Kristin will kidnap, and she gets him clean and sober..... for good please....
    Had more than enough of the Drunken/Druggie Brady SL's.

    Sad Gaby ending......

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