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    Friday, September 25 2009


    Funny, yet truly sad. (Soaps.com)
    These are the "DAYS" of my week for September 21-25:

    This week was full of themes and laughs, drama and overall, was very enjoyable to watch. We had three arrests in Lucas, Nathan and Melanie and two marriage proposals in Stefano and Kate and Daniel and Chloe. One even lead to a wedding! Let’s break it all down!

    Speaking of break-ups, the week started out with Bope breaking up. I really felt for Bo and realize more and more that I am on his side. I understand where Hope is coming from, and I don’t want to discount her feelings. Bo did go rogue, and for that, I would have been very upset but I feel their issues could be worked on and resolved, especially for two people who love one another and who have been together for many years. Some would argue that in the past they’ve cheated on each other and haven’t had a good marriage. I’m not sure I agree. They’ve overall had a good marriage. Breaking them up could provide an interesting storyline but my big issue with it is that it seems to be written as an easy way to open the canvas up for Carly’s reentry into Salem and into Bo’s life. Bo jumped to a wild conclusion that Hope and Justin are seeing one another, which was absolutely ludicrous and his lack of trust for Hope really didn’t make sense to me. It left me puzzled more than upset, though seeing Bo standing alone on the porch after Hope and Ciara left made me feel a great sadness for him.

    Melanie and Nathan helped Daniel to save Chloe’s life and ended up in jail for their troubles. While Nathan was released, Mel had to come up with $10,000 bail, because of her little issue in Paris, a year prior. Nathan wanted to pawn all sorts of goodies to get her out, thus telling us he cares a lot more about her than we thought, and Philly, who must have money saved, because he’s jobless and for a while, was homeless, wanted to bail her out, as did Maggie. It wasn’t clear to me which did, though I thought it was Philly. Melanie’s enjoying the attention of two hotties after her and who could blame a girl? My problem with Melanie this week – first time ever – is that not only does she want to sue the Salem PD, which is absolutely ridiculous, but through Philly, she also gave Kate kudos for her diligence in trying to kill Chloe. I didn’t understand that entire conversation at the pier and I find it odd that so many are taking this attempted murder so lightly. Is Melanie’s motivation because she wants to be Philly’s ‘everything’?

    Lucas struggled to maintain his cool with Chloe, Daniel, Maggie and Kate this week. His stress level got way out of control and before anybody could notice, it was too late. He went to his old haunt, Cheatin’ Heart, and was haunted by a mirage of Daniel and Chloe, taunting him. This lead him to order a double scotch, and then the mirage made room for the addition of Maggie poking fun at him with his soon-to-be-ex and her new fiancé. I was left puzzled again. Was I supposed to laugh (because I did!) or was I supposed to feel bad for him and yell at him not to take that drink? I felt torn about his trip to Maggie’s place as well. I again wasn’t certain why the writers decided to ignore the fact that alcoholism isn’t something to be laughed at. Non-alcoholics getting drunk is funny but somebody who struggles with this very serious disease? Not so funny in reality. I had a very difficult time with finding any of this believable and found myself wondering what I was supposed to be feeling. I'd like to know how others felt.


    No nookie? After all that?! They kidding me? (Soaps.com)
    Chloe and Daniel got Father Matt’s very strange blessing to be together, which was a little unorthodox to say the least. Chloe sure has a lot of growing to do. I’d like to see some growth and less of a dense quality coming from her in the future. Though they’re pretty hot when they’re in the sack together, I don’t see any love there. Just lust. It feels as though they’ve both mistaken lust for love and considering all they’ve ever done together is have sex or kiss, I don’t see how they’ll last. They’ll need a little more in common than that. Another beef with these two is that I’d like to see Daniel kiss Chloe with a little more tenderness. He devours her when he kisses her and suddenly I’m seeing the ‘ick’ factor that some other fans have been talking about. Chloe decided she wasn’t going to have sex with Daniel. She made out with him, got him all hot and bothered and then sent him to the sofa. That’s not romantic to me. That’s pathetic. She left Lucas. Waiting to have sex after they’ve already gotten this far just reeks of old cheese.

    The wedding was the highlight of the week. It was the highlight of the month. What great writing! Kate tried to prepare for her nuptials with a rack full of Vegas creations while interrupted by naysayers Philly and Victor, and Stefano was in rare form when he decided to allow his arch enemy to stick around and watch the entertainment… I mean, wedding! Digressing a little, when Kate and Victor had their little tête-à-tête, I was surprised when Victor refused to pay Kate's bills anymore. Why would he have to pay them at all, considering she has her own company and can pay her own damned bills? For once, it would be nice for soaps to put women in a better light than they do. I make more than enough money to pay for my own house and lifestyle, without my husband’s financial input and I don’t own my own business, so if I can, so can Kate, who owns Hearth and Home. Philip’s visit before the wedding amazed me. Philip told the truth to his mother for once. He thinks she belongs in a mental health facility. He wasn’t joking around and I agreed with him. I think Kate, too, knows she’s gone around the bend. She’s marrying the man who tried to murder Philly! How absolutely painful it must be for him. On the other hand, I put myself in Kate’s shoes and think marrying Stefano is likely better than jail or going on the run. I thought that Kate was going to cancel the wedding but that call from Stefano reminded her that this marriage is an arrangement and if she tries to get out of it, she will be in jail – even years down the road. That put her right back in her place and those who hate Kate should have been applauding. I felt a little elated, knowing their marriage will give us great storyline fodder, but a little sad that Kate’s going to be all alone. I realize she did this to herself, yet I still feel for her! Damned that Lauren Koslow for doing such a great job acting! Overall, the bedroom scenes were fantastic. The acting of Lauren, John and Jay was brilliant.

    The wedding itself was brilliant from Theo pleading with his mummy to be a part of the wedding, and grouchy ‘ol Abe ranting about wanting to take both Stefano and Kate down to Victor’s constant taunts… so much fun!

    I’ve very little to say about the younger crowd again. I like all of the players. I thought their scene was lacking. The storyline has got to move beyond this silly egg experiment. Perhaps a little more research on what teens really do these days would benefit. I didn’t see one text message and didn’t understand the discussion about Tiffany or Stephanie. No wonder the fans are hating the teens. It’s not their fault though. A huge issue is the naming of Chad. They already had a Tad and now they’ve a Chad. Maybe they need to give Tad a real nickname instead of 'T'?

    Ari tried again to make a drug connection with Troy but Brady interrupted. They sparred and it was exciting and I giggled and hoped they’d get back together. She spilled that Nicole’s secret is out and he in turn spilled to the honeymooners in Paris. Nicole’s in a lot of hot water! Soon EJ will learn 90% of the truth and dump her.

    We saw Meredith this week, take Rafe away from Sami. She wants to entomb him. Carly’s on her way back and the show wants us to remember her and Vivian? Doesn’t sit well with me. And, it won’t bring back her dead sister. She should join Kate in a mental health facility and get the help she so greatly needs. Sami, because she didn’t hear back from Rafe for a day, decided he was in hiding from her and whined to Brady, who told her to "shutty" and give him a break. She tried that but soon she’ll be thinking she needs to move on. Sami does nothing for me. Wake me up when Rafe wakes up.

    Those are my thoughts for the week. Agree or disagree, it’s all in fun and the most important thing is that it’s Friday and the weekend is almost upon us! While I’m hosting a BBQ for friends and helping my dad paint, what’ll you be up to?! If you’re not doing so already, we welcome you to follow us on Twitter @soapoperafan and then we’ll meet back here next Friday to dish on DOOL!

    - Christine Fix


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    Posted by 2boyzrule at Friday, September 25 2009 01:09 PM

    Thanks Chrissi for your thoughts this week!

    I didn't catch every episode so as I was reading I guess I didn't miss too much. Hope's still mad a Bo, and why? I don't get this at all. I'm a huge Bope fan, heck...they are the reason I got hooked on the show in the 80's but this back and forth just drives me mad. Granted I'm glad they are still around and getting storylines but they are the last vet couple on this show, and so meant to be together, forever and always in my mind.

    Ok, Jumping to the Danloe stuff, Can I just offer you a big "thank you" and a hug... I've never thought these two had anything other than lust for each other, so I was pleased to read your comments. I'm also glad you noticed the "kissing" or face devouring from each of them, I don't think tender kisses are their thing..but we shall see or imo..I hope not! I don't want them to truly leave but I'm having trouble wondering what is next for them, will they be isolated- I can't imagine who will support them as pairing or if they will even have a real date, lol! Heck, Daniel acted mad and irked that Chloe felt bad for Lucas, where's his compassion? Oh, I forgot he had to sleep on the sofa, alone as she passed on their little romantic night..wait, didn't she just wake up from her Coma? Shouldn't she be tired, weak, having trouble walking let alone making out, I digress this is Days I'm rambling about. lol. Oh well, I guess you see I'm not a fan and I personally don't see them making it to the alter so let's move on to bigger and better things. No doubt NB and SC are pretty but for some silly reason I find SC and LK's version of love/hate much hotter!

    And that brings me to Kate, Phillip and Stefano. I'll just say I loved it all- loved the talk Phillip and Kate had, it just was so fantastic- Jay and Lauren get high praise from me, just a job well done!!! And how cute was Little Theo, precious! I'm so enjoying this aspect of the show. A year ago I never thought I would love/like Kate again after the Chelsea/Kate stuff but how things change. Kate is one of my favorites, whether you love her or hate her, I can't imagine not having her on the show- there always has to be someone that drives others batty, brings the drama and just is one tough cookie and that's Kate!

    The teens, not so much loving them but I'll keep trying.

    Melanie, well I too found her convo with Phillip at the Pier odd but oh well. Looks like Melanie has two hot men on her heels...can I just say I wanted a Melanie and Nathan kiss! Yes, I did! And I still do!!!!!!!!!! Love Mark and Molly!

    I still adore EM as Brady but since I'm a Broe girl I really don't get some of this Brianna stuff- I can't get my head wrapped around LH's version of Arianna. Anyone else thing we are going to get a Brianna/Bricole triangle down the road? sigh..my poor Broe heart. Oh well...whatever happens, just let it be great!

    Posted by JTsahottie at Friday, September 25 2009 04:15 PM

    Sounds good Chrissi
    When do you write up your blog because I didn't see anything about today's show?

    Posted by bghwme at Friday, September 25 2009 04:44 PM

    Hi Chrissi. Thanks for your thoughts.

    This weeks show did have some funny moments, but not quite as funny as last week. Last week was a hoot.

    As usual, I was looking below the surface this week, and I sense that we are being set up with some new story lines, and my guess is that Bo and Hope will be front and center.

    Here are few of my thoughts:

    1. I think Kate married Stephano for other reasons besides the fear that she would go to jail if she didn't. I think he has something else on her besides the Chloe thing, and it's going to be something big that the viewers have not been let in on yet. Watch Philip. I think he senses this too.

    2. The Bo and Hope break-up makes no sense unless you believe there is more to it than meets the eye. I really believe there is something else going on with Hope that she has not told Bo about yet. Or..the two of them are working on something together. Not sure, it may just be a weird story line, but I been watchin' a long time and there's something really fishy about this.

    3. The Chloe/Dan reunion did not "touch" me or make me cheer.

    I was way more excited and interested in the Sami/Lucas scenes. I thought Sami looked beautiful, and this more mature, more grounded Sami using "tough love" on Lucas was one of the most perfect and well-done scenes that I have ever watched.

    Seems like Ali and Bryan have a way of creating "magic" on the screen in whatever role they are playing. Whether they are friends, enemies, or romantically involved..they are just really special.

    4. Melanie was just being her "look on the bright side" self when trying to cheer Philip up. Like Philip said. She is the only person around who could use his mother's diligence in trying to kill someone to try and make him feel better. LOL

    I was kind of surprised that Melanie wanted to sue the Police department too. Especially since I was impressed with the way Roman treated her with courtesy and respect, which is way more than any of the other Brady's on the police department have done.

    She probably was not really serious, but I almost hope she was as she will not have much of a case; but it could lead to some more interaction between her and Roman. Roman who dealt with Sami growing up, interacting with Melanie could make a pretty amusing scene, and give Melanie some insight into what a real father is supposed to be like.

    Posted by DOOL1965 at Saturday, September 26 2009 02:22 PM

    The shows this week were OK, Victor made my day, he is awesome with the one-lines and putting Stefano and Kate in their place. I could watch him go a round or two everyday with the newlyweds. The rest of the s/l were dull and boring, can't wait for things to pickup with Rafe, Sami, Brady, Ari, EJ, and Nicole. I don't think Daniel and Chloe will live happily everafter, in time Daniel will be paired with Carly.

    Posted by 49ers Fan at Monday, September 28 2009 08:15 AM

    Twice in the past week we've see women (Kate and Meredith), drag and heave full grown(dead weight,unconscicous) men UP and onto something (bed and chair)....REALLY ?!?!?!! this kind of writing drives me insane. I understand it is a soap but are we really supposed to ignore these women and their sudden strengths? argh.

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