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    Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog.

    Friday, August 01 2014


    Anne kowtowing. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Salem Shenanigans from July 28 – August 1:

    This week Kristen returned, vengeance was Sami's, and Eric suffered the uh... pain and agony of being sexually attracted to Nicole...

    Kristen’s return.
    Kristen has been busy stalking Daniel. With her DiMera money and clout, she had her contractor renovate the sixth floor of some hotel in St. Louis in order to sound proof it and perhaps faked a medical conference in St. Louis in order to lure Daniel in. She returned with a few zingers, a hatred of "that barnacle that attached herself to Brady" and some AI software... She had all of the elements for an explosive return but somehow it fell a little flat. So far. Who knows what she's expecting to happen once she speaks with Brady. There’s a lot of speculation going around that she might be pregnant because Daniel brought up how good she is with children but she looks pretty svelte for someone who would be maybe 8 months along. Could she have gone through with the adoption she and Brady were planning? The bigger question: Daniel turned the tables on Kristen but can he keep it together long enough to bring her into SPD?

    Princessrose17 from Soaps.com forums mentioned something on our minds: “Does anyone else notice that when Daniel is talking to Parker on the phone he talks to him like he is talking to an older child? It's not like how he talks to the little boy who plays Parker when they are shown together.” Yes. Sometimes I wonder if he's speaking with Chloe until he says, "Goodbye, Parker." Bizarre.

    Coma story.
    We waited for Brady to ask Marlena to hypnotize him while they were hovering over John’s comatose body at the hospital but it never happened. Poor Roman always gets the shaft. He hung around being supportive all week, knowing if John survives it's likely Marlena will run back into his arms.

    The never-ending revenge.
    Sami took her revenge to a pretty dark place this week when she blackmailed her own flesh and blood, Aunt “don’t ever call me that again” Kayla to force Abigail to resign for having sex with a board member. It’s legit, too. How scandalous. Even a DiMera doesn’t often go this far but it was almost too easy for Sami. Last week in Deconsdtructing DOOL I said Sami had gone way beyond pissed and entered psycho mode a long time ago. If there's a 'beyond psycho mode' Sami's in it. But this time Abigail fought back. Their scene was the highlight of the week and right after, EJ finally stepped up and put Sami on notice. If she keeps up the vendetta he’s going to retaliate. How it's difficult to say because she has all of the evidence against her.

    A few highlights:

    Anne Milbauer's meeting with Sami.

    Kate admitting her weakness for Rafe to EJ, who could use that against her.

    Sami burning every bridge in Salem and telling Jordan that Rafe cheated with Kate.

    Victor offering EJ a job consulting on the DiMera companies he bought without his knowledge.

    Weigh in. Days Poll: Sami's blackmail of Kayla.

    Everyone makes mistakes.
    It makes sense that Sonny and William are hurting over EJ’s betrayal of Sami with Abigail, but to put the entire blame on EJ is ridiculous. Sonny sounded very naïve when he said, “If you really cared about us you’d never have cheated.” Really? Is Sonny really that self-possessed? Maybe after Sonny and Will calm down, they’ll realize EJ didn’t cheat on them, and that this has nothing to do with them.


    Tables are turned. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Eve.
    Eve’s growing on some fans a little, including me. She’s so old school and has such a zest for life. She's also bat-s*** crazy. That she finds Theresa annoying and was able to blackmail her sister over sheer speculation that Theresa’s hiding something was a fun touch. It could be amusing to bring these two together. They could use each other as allies since they have essentially nobody else.

    Eric’s torment.
    It’s nice that Eric has someone to unload on but once again his scenes with Father Timothy were uninspiring and difficult to remain conscious through. What we took away was that Eric still wants Nicole sexually but is protecting himself by denying feelings of love. Does this mean he wants to become a priest again? It’s hard to say whether going to romantic Italy will bring them together or if seeing the Cardinal will tear them apart for good. Either way it’s pretty vanilla.

    Best lines of the week:

    Victor, "That man loves nothing more than to sermonize."

    Victor, "Anybody order a hooker?"

    Victor, “I gave her the old heave ho. I have this prejudice against money grubbing w****s. But then she's just targeting one drunk rich guy. You on the other hand are stealing from our wounded warriors. So you might as well pack your bags and get the hell out of Salem and prostitute yourself somewhere else."

    Eve, “You can huff and puff until you stroke out."

    Kristen, "It's sound proofed. Nobody can hear you scream. I can't believe I just got to say that". (Throwback to the old secret room!)

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, August 01 2014 12:30 PM

    Looking forward to hearing YOUR thoughts! Have a fantastic weekend! I'm off to the cottage!

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Friday, August 01 2014 03:46 PM

    Have a great week-end at the cottage Chrissi!! What
    cottage?????

    Glad I slept thru today's s/l then.........since it
    was not much going on.............

    You did an excellent job as usual.....I felt like
    I was right there...watching!!

    Yes...me too....glad Abby let the witch see...she
    has a backbone............

    It's going to be fun...watching Victor and Maggie...
    bringing the "itches"(b) down..............him
    the Demiras....she.....Eve and her conniving ways!

    Yep...old WELLS has deep feelings for Abby....but
    I am glad he is leaving the show and cannot mess
    with her anymore............at least I hope not!!

    Kristen should really give it up and leave now...
    while she can still stand.............don't mess
    with Dr. D!!

    And I'm hoping John comes out of coma soon....it's
    August now....and he said he and Doc would be getting
    back together in August..........I'm waiting!!

    Going now.....got to find something great to eat!!

    Posted by Pattyfldng at Friday, August 01 2014 05:33 PM

    Ariana is now 1, yet we never see her toddling around, she's always banished to the bedroom. She should be out and about, walking, eating food. And when she cries ( from the bedroom ), it's the cry of a newborn.

    Posted by DoOL4Lyf at Saturday, August 02 2014 05:29 AM

    has no one pointed out that the wall paper in the St. Louis hotel room is to same as that in The Salem Inn????

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, August 02 2014 09:50 AM

    Great Post! Didn’t get to read last weeks because it still showed the one from July 11? And also, missed some of this week because Days was preempted; twice.
    I know a lot of people like Kristen, but I’m not a fan. I was happy that Dr. Dan got the better of the goon. However, didn’t get to see it, had to read it on your blog. When the goon was hitting Dr. D in the chest, I expected blood coming out of his mouth or something; he took some very hard punches. Wouldn’t he have passed out or something?
    Yes, I have wondered if he was talking to Parker or Chloe. Thought I wasn’t paying attention but when Parker is with him, he talks more like you would with a child.
    I thought Marlena would hypnotize Brady in the room too. That would have been good because I thought he would say he didn’t do it but they moved on. I think, or hope, it comes out soon. I thought they were getting ready to charge him with first degree murder?
    I think the power has gone to Sami’s head. She is out of control and the things she has done in the past were worse then what Abigail did. EJ could have controlled that better but it is a soap opera. I loved what Will said to his mom about her cheating on Rafe. But that is different since it was innocent Sami. Does Marlena know what Sami is doing? I think she would give her a lecture about right from wrong. Of course Kate is egging her on.
    That was cruel what Sami did to Jordan. It will come back on her; I only hope it is soon. She is jealous of Jordan just like Kate. This Clyde is a really nasty character. How long before he leaves? Just move this along faster. I hope that Kate gets herself in trouble over this. It sounds really bad what those kids went through with them. Not sure if Mr. Clyde will be able to control Ben like he did when he was a small child. Not sure he will stand still to be beaten. Where is Lucas?

    Have fun at your cabin!

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Sunday, August 03 2014 04:22 PM

    I sure hope Rafe has more sense than to fall for anything
    sami has to say or offer!! Hope he blasts her to the
    moon over her blabbing to Jordan......... And Kate too.........let them both fly off on their brooms!!

    I don't know what to think about Eve..........I know
    what I think about Theresa.....not good thoughts either!

    Will John Black please wake up from your coma and set
    it straight what happened to you!! We need you awake...
    your son needs you......your doc needs you!! I need
    you!!

    Posted by 1965srd at Tuesday, August 05 2014 10:46 PM

    I wish they would give the old timers more air time. I miss the good old "Days" with John and Marlana, Bo and Hope, ect. Please bring back the "Days" I used to watch and fell in love with. Please go find Bo and bring him home!!

    Posted by Doris JJ at Thursday, August 07 2014 09:42 AM

    Sorry Chrissi, didn't mean to say cabin. A cottage sounds nice with a big fireplace. Hope your having fun!
    Started laughing when Sami thought Rafe wanted her back. Her love for herself has grown leaps and bounds!
    I'm wondering if the drugs that EJ is going to get into is going to be with Clyde and his partner? I was wondering if EJ was hoping to do the drug business and somehow link it with the other companies so no one will know. Unless Victor calls Kate and tells her.
    I agree, I miss the old Days and the past characters.

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