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    Friday, May 22 2009


    Philly & EJ sporting the Mafia 'do'.
    These are the "Days" of my week for May 18-22:

    Again, the show has a different feel to it this week, again, similar to Passions. There has been some show repetition, so my blog will be shorter. I don’t want to repeat what I’ve said last week! These are a few of the things that have stood out for me this week. Maybe you’ve got a few different thoughts about the show and will share your interpretation of what happened this past week!

    Bradiana:

    Even though the whole notion of falling for a jerk is well used in soaps, and annoys me from time to time, I did like the chemistry between Brady and Arianna, upon their first meeting - even though he was a jerk! If it were me, I’d have turned around, walked away and never looked back, but I require much more from men than most soap wenches, apparently! After Brady and Arianna moved on from the first meeting, I found I enjoyed their scenes and the chemistry was nice. It felt as if they’d been friends for a while.

    Some people have posted on the message boards that they’d like to see Lindsay Hartley take over the Arianna character, because of her connection to Rafe (ex-Luis), on Passions. I like Lindsay a lot but think Felisha Terrell is doing a fine job playing Arianna and can’t see why they’d change the actress. I don’t want this show turned into Passions, for many, many reasons.

    Melanie:

    Though she hasn’t been shown much, we were treated to another bit of growth with her character, when she decided not to sell Stephanie’s earring for cash! Because it wouldn’t have been worth it to have her take it to a pawn shop, (That would require a whole new set and casting of a pawn shop owner!) but the online deal worked fine, for what it was. I got the gist of what the show wanted me to see. I doubt Melanie would have gotten a cent for one earring, but maybe I’m wrong. I suppose they could melt it down, considering it was gold, but still. She gave her blessing for Brady to move on with Arianna, which surprised me. Melanie doesn’t really take to... well, anyone! It was good to see her give Brady the thumbs up and to admit she too needs to move on from Philip, just as it’s good for Brady to move on from Nicole. Melanie’s free for a real relationship, just in time for newcomer, Nathan Horton’s appearance in Salem! (Interview on the way!)

    Wilia:

    Mia came clean to Brady, telling him she’s not a drug addict and wasn’t in rehab, but she didn’t fess up to Will. She likes him a lot and at her age, she feels he wouldn’t want to be around her if he knew the truth. I can understand that, though I’m pretty sure Will wouldn’t mind at all. I’m sure it’ll come out at some point. I’m betting that Will is going to be the one to figure out who Grace really is.

    Safe sex:

    Please say they used protection! I can’t take another pregnancy! I noticed a complete difference in how Sami looked at Rafe, May 19 as opposed to the episodes previous to May 19. I hope I’m not the only one who noticed this. When she opened the door to him bringing her flowers, on the May 19 episode, there was a brightness to her eyes that I hadn’t seen previously. To me, it seemed forced. I’ve never seen this before or felt that things were forced with these two before, but that moment was gone when time for their romp came. They had sex, but not before Sami whined and blathered on a little. There were no more major interruptions, which was lovely, and if you watch it on mute, it’s all very touching, romantic and sweet. If you unmute, you’ll hear Sami cry and talk, which put me off a little. I’m still not quite sold on them. Rafe, wants to adopt Grace? Weird. Weird, freaking weird. I don’t care that they’ve known each other for 9 months or how well they "think" they know each other. Sami is a cop’s daughter and let’s hope she does a background check on Mr. FBI, before she decides to hand over her child. I mean, he wasn’t even a very good FBI agent. I have a very bad feeling about this and started to wonder all sorts of crazy things like, is he really working for the DiMera’s? Did you guys feel this too, or am I paranoid? (That’s not a spoiler or tease.)


    Papa can you hear me?
    You give henchmen a bad name:

    Owen, Owen, Owen. I polled you all about Owen this week - your thoughts of Owen. Most of you think it's too soon to give your thoughts on him, while 9% want Stephanie to be with him! Her kidnapper. Shocking!

    I was going to say that Philip’s goons are worse than EJ’s. At least Marco sticks by Nicole, I was going to say, but throughout the week, we saw how Owen was able to capture Stephanie with the greatest of ease – in the Kiriakis’ back yard, and Owen is not even very bright (rather Bart-like). He’s totally taken by Stephanie’s beauty and his confessing this makes him vulnerable to her. She’ll use those feelings to try to get him to free her. I do like the reluctant thug, Owen, I mean, he’s easy on the eyes and his muscular arms are delicious, but he’s getting creepier by the day! I’ve no issue suspending disbelief on the morgue issues. Sure, it’s cold there, the body drawers are cold, and there is no indication of this in the story. I rolled my eyes at this a little, but still enjoy the story and where it’s headed.

    We caught a glimpse of Owen’s father, Walter, who we assume owns the funeral home. That’s all it was.

    EJ/Nicole:

    I almost didn’t recognize Nicole, without the look of panic on her face, and fear of those pesky thoughts that EJ would find out about the baby switch. Did you notice that the dynamic changed a little this week, now that we’re not hearing about the baby switch every waking moment? I love that. EJ and Nicole really do appear to be made for each other this week, what with him coming clean with her about the kidnapping and her standing by her man. Now that we’ve got Nicole off the baby switch topic, I’d love to see Sami and Rafe discuss something other than Grace and the secret and yes, even Grace’s adoption. Baby storylines bore me to tears.

    I may have to start counting how many times EJ talks to Stefano’s portrait. (Nobody in real life does this and it’s really stupid.) Why can’t he just have a drink and think to himself, quietly, or talk to a real person, such as Nicole? (I ask myself this knowing full well that I’m watching a soap.)

    The Feud:

    I’d love to see more Victor and Stefano scenes. They’ve a great chemistry. It’s interesting that Brady keeps running to Bo when he hears something’s up at the Kiriakis compound. Even though Brady’s running Titan, all by his lonesome, I wondered if he should be in Salem PD. Not that they need another cop. They don’t even show the ones they’ve got. Just where is Roman and where is Hope? Where is Abe and Lexi? I digress. The feud: Philip touched on Victor’s feelings for Caroline and noticed, as we all did, that the evening of Philly’s engagement to Steph, Victor was all over Caroline. I can’t see the show revisiting this, because Victor has not changed, but it was really nice to see their scenes and I still would like to see them together. I know… it’s silly. Stephanie is doing well, considering being locked up in a freaking body drawer with creepy Owen. I give her a lot of credit and like this stronger side of her. The families have decided to swap Stefano for Stephanie, but Stefano’s half dead from lack of insulin and Owen has told EJ there is a change in plans! He’s saving Steph for himself! Wait until EJ and Philly meet next week to do the exchange, and Philly discovers Stephanie’s not with EJ. (Ballistic?)

    The last thing that caught my eye this week was Philip’s hair. He and EJ seem to be sporting that same greasy do. See the photo! That’s pretty much everything that meant anything to me this week on the show. I’d love to hear what caught your eye or what you liked or disliked about the week of DOOL. If you didn't catch my interviews with Rachel Melvin, Darin Brooks and Blake Berris regarding their Emmy nominations, click there to read!

    Have a fantastic weekend. If you’re a northerner, like me, you’ll be planting flowers and opening your pool. That’s what I’ll be doing. That, and buying shoes! Catch me on Facebook or Twitter and I’ll chat you up next week.

    - Christine Fix


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    Posted by bghwme at Friday, May 22 2009 02:13 PM

    Hi Chrissy. I am kind of starting at the end and going backwards here, but the last program of the week got me to thinking...

    It was the scene where Stephano, sick as he was, looked at Victor with a smirk and said "I won!" Is this a game or a war? It was almost as if the contest is for the 2 men to see which one raised the son with the coldest heart and the most evil tendencies. In which case, I believe Stephano is right. He wins. Hands down.

    My impression of Owen is that he is just a bit mentally unstable. He loves flowers and life and pretty things, but he grew up in a morgue surrounded by death. Anyway, seems like he wouldn't intentionally hurt a fly; but he is like emotionally warped or creating his own fantasy world or something...I think he is the one who will get hurt the most in all of this.

    Arianna described Sami as a "b...tch on wheels." I think I describe Arianna as a "dark-haired b....tch". Mainly because she is so judgmental of Sami without really knowing her. Poor Sami thinks she deserves it; but it has nothing to do with Sami. It has to do with that "other woman" that did whatever it was that she did.

    Still, the flirting that was going on between her and Brady was very cute, and if she turns out to be a good person with a kind heart; then I hope she and Brady end up together. He needs a good person with a heart as kind as his in his life.

    Rafe has his own mind. He knows what he is getting himself into, and he is smart. Still, the adoption thing doesn't make any sense. I think he wants to be Grace's father, and even thinks of himself as her father because he is the one who was there for Sami when she was pregnant, and he is the one who was there when Grace was born.

    I can kind of understand that, but like Sami said, he cannot legally adopt her without everyone finding out that Sami is her real mom..or so they think. So, now they are just going to go around "telling" everybody that Rafe wants to adopt Grace and be her father, but that they are not getting married. At least, not yet.

    It just doesn't make sense. Why would you let a guy you are not even married to adopt your child?

    So, the purpose of writing this thing in I am assuming is so the viewers will get the point that Rafe doesn't just love Sami, he loves Grace too. Like a father. Then, if Grace gets sick, or if the baby-switch is revealed; then Rafe will feel the pain the same as Sami does? I think they could have just kind of let that happen, but I guess they want to speed up the story for lack of writing talent.

    Brady/Mia..could not Mia have just told Will that she made a mistake, got pregnant, and gave the baby up for adoption, witout revealing that she gave her to Nicole? There are many adoptions where the adoptive parents never meet the real mother. Hmmmm... I agree that Will just might be the one who finds out about the baby-switch first.

    Personally, I think he is old enough so that Rafe and Sami should just tell him the truth as they know it. I think he would understand that EJ is a dangerous person and that Grace doesn't need to be around him. Lucas knows all about it too, so I think Will would keep his family's confidence.

    Nicole was being a fantastic wife to EJ this week. She was just what he needed; but I don't think she realizes that EJ and his father would not have let Stephanie go free in the switch. She would know too much and she has too many relatives that are police officers. She would have pressed charges, no matter what. Stephano and EJ would have seen to it that she got killed in the process somewhere.

    Posted by lvnsafe4ever at Friday, May 22 2009 03:53 PM

    bghwme, Very well said about the show today. You have hit it right on the button, can't say anything you said it all. Thanks.

    GO SAFE, YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME

    Posted by firebird85 at Friday, May 22 2009 04:37 PM

    Hi Chrissi!

    Bradiana - I may be in the minority but I do not care for them as a couple. Yes, they became friendly quite fast. But I don't feel any chemistry btw them. I like a couple to experience tension, angst and banter before giving into passion. (Thinking of EJ & Sami, Bo & Hope, Marlena & John, Steve & Kayla). I am hoping the writers have something better in store for Melanie.

    Owen – I am not sure where the writers are going with this fellow. He is easy on the eyes but some of the thing he has said & did made me uneasy. I hope the writers amend it, as I like him with Stephanie.

    That’s all I got on my mind. I hope everyone has a splendid weekend. For our American posters, have a relaxing long weekend!!!

    Posted by ChiliGirl at Friday, May 22 2009 09:28 PM

    I like Owen, figured he was pretty much crazy though when he started comparing Stephanie to some kind of flowers that were to precious to cut or something like that. But Hey I like him anyway! He is very cute! I think the funniest thing I saw this week and I don't know why I thought it was funny but it was after Sami and Rafe had made love and he was leaving and getting dressed. I had just walked back in the room and Days I think had come back on and you see right in the camera Rafe Zipping up and you can see Sami smiling in the background! I don't know why but this left me laughing. I am sure I have probably seen this on regular TV before but for some reason it was just strange. I just thought Porno for some reason! LOL!!!!

    Oh and all this men without shirts lately has got me thinking. I think Maggie needs to build on to her house or something and all the men in Salem need to put aside their differences and shirts and work on this project together! Or I was thinking Melanie could come up with a Calendar Idea to raise money (for herself maybe). The hunks of Salem! LOL!!!! Sorry these are all just for fun! I am pregnant and my hormones have gone nuts! LOL!!!! Take Care everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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