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    Friday, July 17 2009


    Bedhead and clothing courtesy Rafe. (Soaps.com)
    These are the "Days" of my week for July 13 - 17:

    It's been a busy week and a busy day today, so we'll get right to it!

    Chris:
    I don’t really want to talk about Kate this week as there is nothing new to discuss but her assistant, Chris was cute all darned week long! He’s getting some good one liners and is suddenly one of my favourite characters. This wasn’t always the case. When he first came to Salem, I really loved him in his scenes with Sami at the gym, but after that, his –this will sound strange- energy irritated me. He spoke too quickly, he jumped around and I couldn’t write what he was saying in my recaps. Not any longer. So the fact that he remembered Kate had the purple scarf on the morning she dropped off the poison at Daniel’s place wasn’t lost on him. Will this come back to haunt her?

    Braniel:
    Here’s the thing. I really adore their chemistry. I’d love to see more of them hanging out together, but not always for Brady to dispense advice. Brady’s always dispensing advice to others and I’d rather see him embroiled in a storyline. He has been in Salem for months; everyone digs him, so why not give him more screen time? Maybe if Brady and Ari get together and Chloe gets with Daniel, we’ll see some double dates. I say this because the show doesn’t seem to want Lucas around these days. Is it just me or is he seen less and less, and when he does, he’s not very likeable at all. Now he’s off to Asia. I really would have liked to see more scenes with him and Sami. He’ll find out about Chloe’s affair soon and thank freaking goodness for that, and then I hope he goes to his old pal Sami for a shoulder to cry on.

    Bope gives Ciara a party:
    I got my invitation, but I didn’t have fun until the stranger, who will be somebody named "Dean," gave Ciara candy. Who is this guy and what’s his deal? The party itself left me missing some past characters more than ever, but I won’t dwell on that.

    Continuity issues?
    Daniel told Lucas and Chloe that he had 6 patients to see before he did the show with Chloe, leaving him absolutely no time to pick up his own clothes at his apartment, which were lying out on his bed. So then, we saw Chloe and Lucas picking them up for him, complaining that their production assistant wasn’t available or something, and in the next scene, we saw Daniel jogging leisurely, chatting with Brady about his problems. Why wasn’t he at the hospital still? I assume that it wasn’t a continuity issue but that he was lying to Lucas and Chloe in order to try to get out of doing the show. No idea if I’m right, but that’s how I choose to perceive it!

    Chloe the Waffler:
    Why did Chloe have to go into Daniel’s apartment with him to get Daniel’s clothing? Talk about wasting time. I found it an annoying scene and very forced. I’m excited for the end of this storyline and interested in moving forth. The scene was supposed to have Chloe find the scarf, smell Kate’s perfume and then possibly remember it for a later date, when Daniel is arrested for her attempted murder. I get it, but the idea that Chloe would think a woman was hiding in a closet was ludicrous and worse that she’d consider opening the door to find out. Was this supposed to show how jealous she is that Daniel may have a woman, or to have us worried that she and Lucas would catch Kate? Either way, it was lame.

    I like Chloe and Nicole’s scenes as friends and would like to see them hanging out more often, much like Brady and Daniel, not just when there is a crisis. Where is Nicole this week when her so called BFF is lying delirious in the hospital? And why isn't Chloe coming out if it yet? Will something worse happen to her?

    EJ is his father’s son:
    I may be too harsh on EJ lately. After all, he’s a man who lost his daughter, even though he never knew her. "Someday, somebody’s going to pay,” he told Nicole, when he reluctantly agreed to stop the custody hearing. Who? Nicole? When? Maybe the secret room will become available and he’ll put her away as his mother once did to Marlena! That’d be fun. Arianna is said to be going on maternity leave around December, so this baby storyline should finally wrap by then. One hopes.

    Nicole was able to talk EJ out of the custody suit, but that doesn’t mean Sami’s home free. We can see the wheels turning and EJ hasn’t let go of his anger for what she has done yet.

    Arianna the culprit?:
    I have a theory that she was the one who caused the death of Rafe’s fiancée. Accidental or not, it fits. She could have been drunk driving. It’s possible! Just a thought, not a spoiler.

    Stephilip:
    I can see this is not going to simply go away. Star crossed lovers? Here’s what I see happening: They’ll go back and forth like this, one of them will move on and then they’ll get back together and a secret (Melanie’s involvement!) will threaten to keep them apart. We all know soaps! At least Philly’s nicer to Steph for the time being. It must have something to do with the new hairstyle he’s sporting. I like his hair both ways, but this softer style is much more carefree and it makes him seem more relaxed. He was wound up when he had the greasy hairstyle. Will it change when he becomes uptight again? This reminds me of Tonks, from Harry Potter! (Have you seen the new one yet? If not, what are you waiting for? It’s fantastic!) Back to Stephanie. Could she be better off with Nathan, of all people or is Melanie going to make him hers? I see Nathan and Stephanie getting closer.


    New hairstyle? Who noticed that! (Soaps.com)
    Safe:
    They moved in together. I don’t think it’s rushed, and thought their banter over putting up that horrible so called piece of art was funny. Sami found Emily’s engagement ring and Rafe let her know she’s the only duck in his pond, which I believe, but still… something is off for me and I’m not a big Rafe fan. Let’s talk about how unkempt Sami was this week. I’d like to see a happy medium with the way the characters look. No set of double eyelashes in the hospital room (coughChloecough) and for goodness sake, Sami needs to run a brush through her hair while she’s at home. Her bedraggled look this week with the revolting hairstyle and oversized men’s t-shirt made me shake my head and tut. Okay, I didn’t tut but it wasn’t pleasant. Luckily, she cleans up well and Tuesday we’ll see her looking smart at a romantic picnic with Rafe. That being said, I can’t handle the tears anymore. I realize that she’s in mourning and all but we’ve been watching Sami cry for an entire year and it’s enough. Monday, we’re treated to a special crying scene and though it’s understandable that she’s upset, don’t get me wrong, I just can’t take the crying anymore.

    Who made my week once more? Melanie. Now then, she passed this exam, but tell me this doesn’t mean she’s a nurse, already? If she is, there’s classic soap for you!

    I’ll leave you with a little teaser for next week. Daniel tells Chloe there’s no other woman for him. The thing is, they’ve never even been out of the bedroom, so while we get there’s an attraction, how the heck does he know she’s the one for him if the little time they’ve spent together hasn’t even been in a relationship? Just saying…

    Have a great weekend, everyone! See you here and on Twitter next week.


    - Christine Fix


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by firebird85 at Saturday, July 18 2009 05:07 AM

    Thanks Chrissi for getting me up to date. I had a busy week and couldn't get to watch all the episodes.

    I do think that Arianna was somehow involved in Rafe's fiancee's death & Rafe covered it up??

    I also agree that EJ is not with Sami even though he dropped the custody battle.

    I only wish for the Chloe/Daniel s/l to finish.

    Have a nice weekend! }

    Posted by DOOL1965 at Saturday, July 18 2009 08:02 AM

    I enjoyed Days this week, because Rafe & Sami were on most of the week, I enjoy them tormenting and bantering with each other, and then making up, it’s refreshing to see Sami in a relationship where she is not fighting, yelling and screaming all the time.

    It was nice to see Rafe take Will under his wing, Will need someone to talk to, I hope Days lets Rafe be a step-dad to Sami’s kids. Because Lucas is to busy jumping through hoops to please his Mommy, and EJ is busy making everyone’s lives miserable.

    I’m glad Rafe and Sami aren’t backing down to EJ, normally when the all mighty Dimera’s speak, everyone runs in the opposite direction.

    Who was Arianna talking with on the phone, maybe her parole officer? I think Arianna had something to do with Emily’s death and Rafe is protecting her. When push comes to shove Rafe and Sami love each other, and I don’t think he will take a change of losing her, for his sister or anyone else, he been there done that... I still say Rafe is working for the FBI and will make life miserable for the Dimera’s.

    I’m glad Mel past her nursing exam, and I hope she has a great date with Nathan, she deserves someone better then Philip.

    I don’t know what to think of Sami and Nicole friendship, I think it will be short term, when Sami finds out Sydney is hers, Nicole will be in for the ride of her life, and she won’t have any friends to console her, not even Stefano.

    Kate has tried to poison Chloe four times now and next week is number five!!! UNBELIEVABLE.

    Don’t put Stephanie and Philip together if they don’t want to be, move on.

    The best quotes this week was Sami talking to EJ and saying, “Now you are the man…that you never wanted to be”.Or "Rafe is more of a man then you will ever be". Or "I never though I would feel sorry for Nicole".

    Posted by Kalista at Saturday, July 18 2009 10:36 AM

    Hi Chrissy,

    I'm a huge fan of swept off your feet/true love/soul mate connection romance so I've got no problem believing Chloe is the one for Daniel. Soap romances don't need to follow the eharmony compatibility test for me to enjoy them. But for what its worth, it was implied that Daniel and Chloe spent a lot of time together between her breakup with Lucas (at the end of Jan) and her return to Lucas after the explosion...the wedding was only a few days after that & it was mid-March. How else could Daniel know Granny Smith apples are Chloe's favorite if all they did was have sex? Chloe was afraid to chose Daniel because it was new/scary/untested, which led to her indecision over Daniel/Lucas in the first place. She was afraid to take a leap of faith with Daniel, enter the fear of losing safety/security with Lucas, enter dumb sign from God & now Chloe's lies are going to hurt Lucas worse than the truth ever could have. Daniel knows Chloe much better than Lucas ever will; Lucas let Chloe give up an opera job & didn't even know the name of the opera...he's not the right man for her and the sooner Luloe is over, the better. Sometimes its the quality of the time spent together more than the quantity.

    I enjoy reading your blog, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

    Posted by bghwme at Saturday, July 18 2009 01:25 PM

    I am beginning to think that Victor is very strange. One week Brady is a self-righteous ex-drug addict spewing his moral beliefs..and being shut-out and disowned because of it.

    The next week, he is a great and honest man with high integrity that Victor is proud to call his grandson.

    Victor treats Philip the same way, only worse.

    I don't really get it..wonder if Brady and Philip do?

    I can't imagine that Rafe and Ari were involved in anything all that bad, unless they were part of some kind of undercover sting operation and Emily got caught in the middle of it. Perhaps they are doing the same thing now involving an investigation of the Kiriakis's and DiMeras and Ari fears that Sami might also get caught in the middle of it?

    Now that the bond between Sami and EJ is apparently broken, wonder how Rafe will react to the special bond that Sami shares with Lucas?

    Glad that Will and Sami finally reconciled...and that Rafe was the instigator of that reunion.

    Feeling really anxious for Lucas and what is in store for him....

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