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    Friday, September 18 2009


    No silk PJs for EJ, please! (Soaps.com)
    These are the "DAYS" of my week from September 14-18:

    EJ:

    I’ve found EJ to be underused and lately, I found myself missing EJ of old, before he and Kate set up that business - Mythic. He had a lot more canvas time and was involved in a lot more plots. He’s a lead actor, not a supporting, so I wonder why the show is treating him as such. I didn’t like him much in his scene in the park Monday, with Brady. Classic EJ overreacting. He doesn’t like Brady that much but Brady was being nice to his kid. What’s the problem? Nothing! He’s always got to cause drama. My aunt and I were having a conversation about life recently and it’s like she said. "See life is clear isn’t it. It is simple and we keep making it hard." She’s so right! EJ needs to know this. I guess I would have enjoyed EJ’s scene more with Will if it wasn’t so forced and obvious. Still, it’s nice to see him interacting with others.

    Kate/Daniel:

    Kate and Daniel went to the Valentine Motel, which has seen a lot of action as of late, and of course, the first thing Kate does is to order Daniel to remove his shirt. Her reason? She wants to see if he’s wearing a wire. Sure… then five minutes into their yelling at one another, they’re making out again. Really bizarre scene. She’s criminally insane. She actually still thought Daniel wanted her, when he was manipulating her Wednesday! "You repulse me. You are a mentally ill, homicidal maniac," he told her but Kate still didn’t believe him! The funniest part of that scene for me was after Kate bashed his head in. Kate leans over him. "Daniel, are you dead?" I laughed aloud. Not sure I was supposed to, but it couldn’t be helped. She left him there to get help from old pal, Stefano, and when Stefano agreed to help her with her little problem (he knew all along – not surprisingly!) he and Kate returned to the scene of the crime and Dr. Jonas was gone! I know what’s going to happen and who will take the blame for the attempted murder and I’m going to keep it under my hat!

    Sex Video:

    I can’t believe how fast the news of Melanie and Philly’s sex video has taken over Salem and how quick people are to point fingers at my Melanie for this while Philly remains white and pure as a lily. Lucas heard about the video or saw it and didn’t want her near Chloe! As if that has anything to do with her work ethics. It’s just a sex tape, for heaven’s sake. Like Lucas hasn’t watched porn…. Okay, I won’t go there but you were all thinking it. Good for Melanie for pointing out that she’s only there to help, unlike Lucas, who seems to want to knock Chloe off. Lucas is getting on my last nerve right now. I realize he’s angry and he has every right to be but I miss happy Lucas, playful Lucas.

    Chad/Mia/Will:

    Why are all the younger guys so broody? Can’t they have a little fun and a little life beyond Mia? Is she all there is to "do" in Salem for them? The writing of all of this is getting disappointing with how often it is on the backburner.

    Nicole:

    Boy she made me laugh with the comment "Men never lie." Such sarcasm! So believable. Love that, though she was a jerk to yell at my Mia about wanting to tell the truth. I wish Mia could tell somebody the truth, even Father Matt. Poor thing.
    I guess Nicole got her way and she and EJ are headed to Paris. It doesn’t mean much, though. It’s not as though they’ve a future and EJ’s only agreeing to it to shut her up. Oh, sorry - his phrasing was to see her smile. Same thing. I guess it pays to be a DiMera. They were off to Paris within the hour! Sign me up!


    Can we keep her? I like Sarah! (Soaps.com)
    Rafe:

    I’m thanking the writers for giving Rafe his own storyline so to speak. He has really been great lately, snooping his arse off to find out the goods on Nicole in order to give his beloved some peace. It’s very believable and for anyone who thinks it’s snooping, I disagree! After this all goes down, I want him on the force or at least always into some adventure. That’s his niche. He should be running the show at Salem PD, not Bo or Hope or even Roman. He blows them all away. Loving Rafe right now! Loving those scenes with him and Sarah, Dr. Baker's ex-nurse. Can't she stay?

    Sami:

    She went to the convent to get some rest and respite from her own life in order to gain some perspective, but then gave in after her dream about Rafe and called him. Strangely, I thought it was really sweet and made perfect sense to me. Really good writing. It was fitting that she started to think of getting back together with him just as insane Meredith was smashing his head in with a poker. Oy!

    Chloe/Lucas:

    So funny! Chloe woke up and was telling Lucas that she found him dead, after the explosion and did the only thing she could do. Pray. Uh. So she couldn’t have given him CPR? I hear that works pretty good. They spent her waking hours arguing and though I knew Lucas had been waiting a long time to release his anger, I couldn’t help wishing Chloe had somebody there who cares about her to comfort her, like say, her father, Craig, who left her to die. That’s got to be hard on her to listen to, moments out of a coma! Mag Mags is too busy with Nathan and Mel in the hospital, but I hope we’ll see her running over to see Chloe as soon as she can.

    Odd happenings in Salem:

    I was impressed that comatose Chloe had no makeup on and her hair was a bloody mess this week. It was very realistic to me and she hasn’t moved a muscle! Then she woke up and the thick make-up was back. Oy.

    What’s with the silly pink and purple silk PJs EJ wore Wednesday? He was naked in bed (saw his arms bare) and then got up and put on - not a robe, but those!! My eyes didn’t need to see those. He’s a good looking man. Let’s see him in some trendier/classic clothes, already. Just because he's British doesn't mean he should be wearing goofy clothes. My friends in England dress perfectly lovely! I think it’s fitting for EJ to go to bed with boxers on, or at least the bottom half of some cotton PJs, not this outfit that my grandmother might wear! Dr. Dan and Brady get to show their half nekkedness, so why not him?

    Nicole is always nibbling. Every time she walks into the great room, she’s nibbling. She nibbled at Java Café but we never see what it is she’s eating. I bet it's Cheerios and I bet it’s to stave off that dreaded pregnancy sickness.

    To sum things up for the week, I found it to be a decent one, all around, and I’ve been thinking a lot about Halloween lately. It’s as big as Christmas for me and I find myself remembering some of the past DOOL Halloween episodes. Go have a look at them at Soaps.com’s YouTube Channel. Do you hope the show will write in a story for ‘Ole Hallow’s Eve? I'm doubtful. What could they do? I’m seeing a Halloween/masquerade party at Salem High where the parents of the kids enrolled could chaperon. Anything could happen!

    Speaking of anything happening, I’ve got a great weekend planned and trust that you do as well. Please feel free to post your comments below on the show and we’ll meet again next week, unless you follow me on Twitter @soapoperafan or say hello on Facebook!

    - Christine Fix


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    Posted by Bwarner24 at Friday, September 18 2009 01:18 PM

    Great rant, Chrissi!
    Rafe is THE MAN this week, isn't he? He's awesome and I just love his persistance! He really knows how to push Nicole's buttons, doesn't he? I love it!!!I hate that goofy Meredith is gonna slow him down, though! Oh well, at least Ari and Sami work TOGETHER to find him!
    Kate is just beyond repulsive to me and the whole storyline needs to be done with. I am so ready for Daniel and Chloe to don't go away mad, just go away!!! Wow, I think that was an old Motley Crue song!!! Sorry bout that!! Then maybe Lucas will settle his cute arse down and quit being so hostile! It's kinda getting old!!
    I agree with ya about Mia and Melanie too! Our girls have been just taking a whole bunch of trash this week, haven't they?? I think they'll keep those heads up though and bounce back quite beautifully!!
    EJ really has been disappointing me, too! He is such a front-burner guy and he's been reduced to crap with lack of better words! I want the old EJ back and fast!!!
    By far, Rafe has been the best to watch on DAYS this week! He's just tenacious and great acting by GG! He's really feeling the part of Rafe so much better than before I think!!
    Hey, Chrissi, have a great weekend!! Don't we all deserve it!!! I say, Heck Yeah!!!

    Posted by KatinkaB at Friday, September 18 2009 01:40 PM

    I noticed Nicole nibbling, too. I think it's the Days' writers subtle way of "explaining" her weight gain. Soon though, she'll be hiding her real=life pregnancy behind couches and big purses.

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, September 18 2009 01:56 PM

    Thanks for reading! Yep, we all need a great weekend!

    Posted by bghwme at Friday, September 18 2009 03:00 PM

    Hi Chrissy. Thanks for the comments. Have I ever told you how much I appreciate this site? I visit other sites, but this one feels like home. It's well organized, and the message boards are fun.

    This week's show was not as good as last week, but I did enjoy quite a few of the scenes. There were times when I thought I was watching a sitcom. Quite a few scenes that maybe were not supposed to be funny, but they still made me laugh.

    When Rafe threw Nicole's restraining order over his shoulder.

    Almost all of the Kate and Daniel scenes. When he was telling her about all the terrible things she had done and called her a homicidal maniac...and she just shrugged and said, "Sometimes, I get a little out of control." And also when she knocked him over the head and then asked him if he was dead. She has got to be insane. She is too funny to be scary or just evil.

    Nicole watzing into the room and trying to speak French. And, EJ told her that her French was "hideous." Then, the way little Sydney looked at her like she had lost her mind or something...giggles abounded.

    The look on Kate's face when Stephano told her he had "captured the queen." Too funny.

    Maggie's expression when Mia blurted out that she had a baby! Priceless. Ahhh..teenagers! (But I am so happy that Mia told Maggie. Mia really needs Maggie's help right now.)

    The way Brady treated Ari in the park. Turning his back and pretending she wasn't there. Just like she told him to. He was just following the rules! Yay Brady.

    And, the coupe de gra...the scene where Lucas was ranting and raving at Chloe, and he asked her if she still loved Daniel, Yes or No. She looked up at him with those big eyes and that little voice and said calmly: Yes. Now can you tell me where he is?

    She did not cow under Lucas's rage. She did not get upset or let herself feel guilty. She just gave a flat out honest answer to her husband's yes or no question. I think this is the first time ever that I actually LIKED Chloe. I laughed and laughed. And, my hubby, who was on the computer heard it and he laughed too.

    Now, concerning EJ:

    Brady was inviting EJ to punch him. Brady was angry and looking for a fight, but still...why didn't EJ just do it? How many times does he need that invitation before EJ lays one on him? Not that I would want my Brady to get hurt, but if he asks for it, then EJ should not walk away. He should punch him first, and then walk away. Brady has taunted him and invited him to do so several times.

    I would have more respect for EJ if he did, and I think Brady would too.

    Besides, Brady doesn't know it, but he kind of deserves it for helping Nicole keep all her secrets. He doesn't know that Nicole has duped him too and stolen his "little sister's" baby, but he has known Nicole for a long time and should know better than to get involved in her little schemes at all. Maybe a nice sucker-punch would do him some good.

    Posted by DOOL1965 at Friday, September 18 2009 05:52 PM

    Poor Stefano is getting old, he can’t keep all these balls in the air, Dr. Baker may still be alive, more and more people are learning bits and pieces about Sydney, now Kate problems, sending Meredith after Rafe just doesn’t make sense, it’s like sending a boy to do a man job. Years ago he wouldn’t have been this careless.

    Lucas needs to man up and take responsibility for his life; I’m so sick and tired of him whining about his problems.

    Daniel and Chloe need to go to Canada, and Chloe needs to take that job that was offered to her and I’m sure Daniel can find a hospital that will take him.

    Nicole needs to get caught, so everyone connected with her can move on with their lives. I did enjoy Rafe making her squirm, and he is so good at it. She can run but she cannot hide from our boy RAFE!

    It was a good week for Rafe and Sami. Sami had a dream about Rafe, and they talked, and realize how much they love each other. Sami needs to rescue Rafe from Meredith so they can move on and be happy with each other and Sami's kids!

    EJ and Brady, there is no way EJ is going to fight anyone, he is a coward, he forgot his bodyguards, so he had to walk away from Brady. If EJ could ambush Brady or Rafe he might take a shot at them. EJ is rich, so he thinks thats the way rich people dress. I would rather see Brady, Rafe, and Daniel in boxes or sweats and their chest bare, love it! It’s hard for a wimp to be sexy in boxes and a bare chest!

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