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    Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog.

    Friday, August 22 2014

    Who took this photo?! (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Salem Shenanigans from August 18 - 22:

    This week “Days” was brought to you by the words b****, and s***. There were no good lines, really, just profanity. Many viewers have been complaining of the lack of excitement. Even with Kristen’s return and Will’s backstabbing article, it still feels like something is missing.

    Salem’s superhero.
    It’s wonderful, of course, that Daniel brought Kristen back to Salem so that she could face the music, but is this all he’s going to do? Ride in on his white horse and save Salem every few months? His perfection is getting old and I want to see some flaws again. Even Marlena has imperfections now.

    Not so scandalous?
    The article that has been talked up for a few weeks finally came out. All that build up and it didn’t quite live up to our expectations. The writing or otherwise. NancyNLV, one of our posters, pontificated on this line in the article: “because my mother raised me to be truthful and direct...”

    “To be truthful Will you must tell the truth, tell the good people of Salem that you tried to kill someone and had your father go to jail for you. Now that would be truthful. Also tell them how your mother did everything she could to save your neck and so did EJ.”

    Really good point, Nancy. Will seems to forget he’s not above reproach. Last week in Deconstructing "DOOL" I said Sami's right. Will really is going to regret this. Even EJ had to remind him of Lucas and Sami’s sacrifice for his protection. That he wrote the article in order to teach Sami a lesson doesn’t bode well for his parenting tactics with Arianna. People don’t learn by humiliation, they only change when they want to. Will should give up and get used to his mother. It’s not as though this behaviour of hers is any surprise or any different from what she has done her whole life! Dude needs to understand that playing with fire will get you burned. Even EJ was disgusted with him. It’s pretty bad when even EJ DiMera of all people calls you a snake. Do you feel bad for Will? Vote in this week's "DOOL" poll.

    What’s with EJ’s need to ensure Abigail looks innocent? It’s grating and this story’s getting a little old, too. We need to move on.

    Green-eyed monster.
    Aiden did what any sophomoric girl would do in his situation. He attempted to make the girl jealous by dating her friend. Or in this case, Hope’s cousin Jenn. It seemed to work and sparked a bit of jealousy in Hope. It also allowed the detective and the lawyer to open up about their feelings for each other, sort of, but it didn’t fit with their usual adult banter. Hopefully this isn’t a taste at the type of writing for them to come.

    Air violin. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    The big confrontation.
    In the spoilers for Monday we read, “Nicole finally gets her chance to confront Kristen.” We all thought there’d be a great cat fight but it was so tame and Nicole especially was almost nice, to Krissy. Where’s the Nicole who can give as good as she gets? What a letdown. I don't even want to touch base on what Eric's been up to with one exception. Who took the photo Eric was gazing at of him and Nicole kissing in bed? Creepy.

    Case closed.
    It’s almost as if the writers heard that fans didn’t much care for Eve and Jennifer’s lawsuit storyline and abruptly – and rather prematurely – ended it. I’m not complaining! But unfortunately, this means Eve’s focus will now be on breaking perfect Paige and “evil” JJ up. We just got over all the propping of Dannifer. Hopefully we’re not moving into similar territory with the writing of Jaige... PJ. According to the demographics, there aren’t many 18 year olds who watch soaps, nor are there that many viewers who even enjoy the storylines for the younger crew, so this will be a tough sell.

    At least Rory was there to provide a little comical relief. It’s nice to see someone in Salem who doesn’t take themselves too seriously. He thinks every girl who walks by is hot, even horrid Mary Beth.

    Anne & Jenn.
    Anne got to gloat over Abigail's folly and rub it not only in Dan's nose but in Jenn's. This is the head of HR. It's so bad it's good. Anne's air violin playing and humming made the scene.

    She skated?
    Kristen’s return week three and the story is still lacking in excitement. We couldn’t have boiled water for an egg in the time it took the judge to listen to Eric’s case. It was all so fast. Kristen didn’t refute Eric’s claims against her and she pled not guilty to a variety of charges. Then daddy paid off the judge and five seconds later she’s standing in front of Brady. Who thinks Kristen will actually go to jail for her crimes?!

    Best lines of the week:

    Theresa, "If you and JJ ever get arrested or you're broke down in Tijuana, call me."

    Jennifer’s use of the word ‘today’: "This deal has an expiration date. It's today. So you need to go over this document with your lawyer today and sign it today, so we can put this behind us, today. Or we're going to court."

    Will, "You've been doing this knife dance for so long that you think it's normal. Apparently you think it's love. You deserve each other."

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    Posted by SweetDreams218 at Friday, August 22 2014 07:21 PM

    The photo of Eric and Nicole in bed doesn't actually exist. Eric was imagining it in his throes of "hate".

    Posted by Doris JJ at Saturday, August 23 2014 09:35 AM

    I missed some of this week with news coverage breaking in. They never do it during Dr. Oz, just Days!
    I read Will’s story and thought he did a good job [or the person that really wrote the story]. I have a different feeling about it. Sami has done so many bad things to so many people over the years and can always defend what she has done. In fact, Sami never thinks she does anything wrong. It seems like she has cheated on every man she has been with and she always has a good reason why. (The only exception would be when EJ forced her to have sex to save Lucas. That is still a debate with some people.) Did Abigail do wrong? Yes she did, but I don’t think she deserves what Sami is doing. Pretty sure no one put an article in the paper about Sami or went to her job to have her fired. EJ could just as easily backed off and not kissed her or after he did kiss her, walk away. His mission was to get Abby distracted from what Sami, Kate and Gabi did to Nick; and EJ did a good job of it. Just my opinion but the only time I ever saw Sami happy and realize some of the things she did wrong was when she was with Rafe, and then she said she felt bad for things she had done to others. I’m not a fan of Sami anymore and never did like EJ; but they do belong together. Sorry to the EJ fans!
    And didn’t Will tell Sonny that he was going to go to the police and admit what he did? Don’t remember if Sonny was the only one that told him not to do it or was Lucas there too? It wouldn’t change what Lucas went through.
    I’m still hoping that boring Rafe gets back with blah Jordan. The writers need to spruce up their story line. Can hardly wait for Clyde to expect favors from Kate and I don’t mean directions to the best restaurant!

    Posted by Florentine at Saturday, August 23 2014 04:38 PM

    SweetDream218, very observant of you... I thought the same thing... it was Eric thinking it....

    As for Will's story, yes I did read it...of course written by a soap writer, not "Will". It was not the best of writings, just like the soaps are not the greatest of award winning writings... they capture people for the sinful SL's etc..
    The thing that bothers me about the reason Will wrote it... to partly stop his mother from going after Abby...the little innocent muffin... give me a break... Will,maybe you didn't know what little Abby did to Your Uncle Austin and Aunt Carrie, people that always were there for you, took you in when your Dad... going to prison for you... sent you to Europe to be with them.... Your little innocent muffin/Abby tried to destroy Austin and Carrie.... but.. No big Deal....
    Your Mother deserved more loyalty from you.. Will, than Abby ever did... she has been there for you, and given for you, willing to also go to jail for you.... what Abby ever do for you, that she all of a sudden deserves to be put above your Mom, the only one you will ever have...and not only above your Mother.... you also forgot about the rest of your family, that has always been there for you....
    what about your Sisters Abby and Sidney and Brother Johnny...EJ, has been very protective of you, but none of that mattered to you, You had to become Judge and Jury and Mega Protector of "little innocent" Abby, The Seductive Vamp at the Cabin...oh yes, She was very deductive and determined to get her way with EJ, No Matter What...
    I saw the show, remember it, hope all of you do.
    Right then and there when I watched, I was surprised that EJ, Sex deprived as he was, Held Out As Long as HE did...
    It's always women that say, "He could have walked away", but none of us women are MEN, check with them honestly, and will tell you, that they do operate under a very different Hormone control system...they break very quick....

    Do I think that Sami took it to far, Maybe, BUT there is Nothing like a Woman the olden days, Abby could have gotten shot, and also EJ,,, hold it, EJ has already been shot by Sami, LOL....ha, ha....
    So Abby lost her job, she did not loose her life....LOL
    Trying to get a little humor in here, this nasty little soap...
    So what Sami did as a teenager,,, let's forget it, if now what Abby did as a fully grown adult woman should be not judged.. she did it twice now.. EJ an Austin.. next time she should be out for sure.
    No matter what, IMO, whatever Will did, really for what real good reason....nothing good can come of it.
    First of all, It was none of his business in the first place, and to protect Abby, if that was his reason...protecting that little "Lolita", and throwing his Own Mother under the bus....there is something wrong in my mind.
    Not a good move Will, but time will tell how the writers will tweak that SL

    Rafe and Jordan, why does it have to be so darn boring,...?
    I realize it is a SL in the making, but please.. put a little bit more spice in it while it is cooking on the back burner.
    Somehow, all the SL's .. there seems to be something very unreal/slow/boring/unreal about them...
    Even Kristin, our wonderful powder keg, what is going on with the writing, boring.. they seem to be dragging out the SL's to a point where Molasses moves faster than Salem...

    DorisJJ, I enjoy your comments every week.. many things we agree about, however I am a bug EJ/JamesScott fan.. I love the way this actor has brought this Character of EJ to life...I know he has been bad, good, in between, but what an acting job, IMO the best character created on Daytime in a very long time, even better than Sonny on GH.
    Looking forward to maybe soon seeing James on the big Screen or prime time TV.
    Sami, for the last 20 years, I have hated her, loved her, tolerated her, but in the end did root totally for her and EJ to get together... they belong together forever, and I hope some how when they leave the show, Sami and EJ and their children will be together somewhere, making a good life, having learned from all their terrible mistakes...for their and their Kids sake..
    Chrissi, if that was to long, whatever, let me know....

    Posted by Florentine at Saturday, August 23 2014 04:44 PM

    Just re-read my blog, sorry for some of the typ-os. fingers moving to fast...

    Posted by Chrissi at Monday, August 25 2014 08:22 AM

    Your posts are never too long! I love reading everyone's ideas and thoughts! Some really good points are raised.

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