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    Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog.

    Friday, August 08 2014


    That fine line between hate and love.
    Salem Shenanigans from August 4 - 8:

    Salemites have gone to a very dark place lately. There’s a lot of betrayal and unhappiness going around. Viewers are confessing to feeling as though there’s not a lot to tune in for right now, even with Kristen’s return, but they can’t deny that there is still a lot to be intrigued by...

    Eric’s name is finally cleared. Yay?
    Eric and Nicole’s story is working many viewers’ last nerve. Eric flew all the way to Italy in order to clear his name so he could become a priest again. Nicole, knowing that he can’t stand her, changed seats with another passenger in order to sit next to him. Why does she do this to herself? To him? It’s like she’s begging to be mistreated. And that Eric hates Nic Nic yet being in close proximity to her rockin’ bod makes him horny… Oy. What a mess. And that was just the flight to Rome. The Cardinal offered to make him a priest again but he refused. He refused! After all this time, the moaning and groaning, whining and praying, he decided he’s not good enough because he’s part human. He blamed Nicole – sure it’s partially her fault but he’s so narrow-minded that he couldn’t even think of serving God in another manner! Gah! These two need to retreat to their corners and give each other space for all our sakes! Soon, Eric will probably realize he's still in love with Nicole.

    Vote in our "Days" poll to let us know what comes next for Eric.

    Crocodile tears.
    Jordan got a double whammy this week when Sami gloated about Rafe doing Kate behind her back, but then Kate made things worse by butting in while Jordan was confronting Rafe about it. Still, with all of that I felt nothing for either party or this storyline which is still as lifeless and dull as Jordan’s character. The most exciting part of this story to date was Kate mocking Jordan for being unable to express an emotion, something we were all thinking. And Rafe’s spent the better part of what feels like two weeks trying to explain how he got himself into Kate’s bed when Jordan has stated pretty firmly that she has no interest in hearing the details. As Jordan said, it doesn’t matter how he got there, the result is still the same! The most bizarre part of this story was that Sami actually seemed to think Rafe wanted her back.

    Clyde.
    How random was it to have a scene with Clyde and Jeremiah on a park bench discussing characters we’ve never heard of and don’t care about? What in tarnation, to use a phrase we’re sure has rolled off Clyde’s tongue a time or two, was the point of that conversation? To show Clyde is kind to other people’s kids? The only thing that could save this story is if Jordan and Ben turned out to be little bastards and Clyde’s the good guy.

    Pure and perfect Abigail.
    Abigail poops butterflies and rainbows and magically, she can have sex with anyone’s man in Salem and end up on top. Figuratively, mind you. Even her new beau Ben never had much of a reaction to Miss. Perfect banging Samanther’s fiancé. Then again it’s Ben. He’s Jordan’s sister and she doesn’t react to much of anything with passion either. I’d say it was a family trait but then Ben turned into a psycho when he heard Rafe cheated on his sister, and beat on Rafe’s head. And he says he’s nothing like Clyde?

    Another one.
    JJ went after Sami for hurting his big sister which was understandable but looked lame. It was easy to side with Sami who called Abby and JJ “pampered little brats.” She called him out on getting out of a few jams with the good Horton name and money. Sami made a point but didn’t EJ do the same thing for Sami when she killed Bernardi and again when she threw Nick into the river? She’s as pampered as JJ!


    What's up EJ's dirty sleeve?
    Down and dirty.
    Last week's Deconstructing "DOOL," I talked about how revenge was taken to a pretty dark place when Sami blackmailed her own flesh and blood, Aunt “don’t ever call me that again” Kayla. Sami went further than we ever thought she could by allowing Adrienne to think Kayla and Justin got it on when nothing of the sort happened. It really was reprehensible. But...for Sami it was a long shot to get someone – anyone – to side with her and see how empty and wretched she must be feeling. She should talk to Roman. He knows something about that. The bizarre part is that Adrienne called Will of all people to tell him all about the lie and Sami’s blackmail of her Aunt Kayla. It made no sense and felt as if it was thrown in there in order to force Will’s hand.

    Slice of life.
    It’s been a lot of fun watching Sami and Kate living together, dining together, and working side by side. It’s something I can’t recall any other soap doing, having two powerful women as roomies, especially ones with such a rich history. I’m not sure whether or not Sami should forgive EJ – each gave good arguments for both sides. The most interesting part of this story this week was EJ’s deal with Victor and his return to the drug scene. What’s up EJ’s sleeve?!

    Stop treating your husband like a child.
    Seriously? Sonny went to Victor behind Will’s back to get him a job and then when it didn’t go the way he wanted, he asked Victor to step in. Not good. Victor said it all when he asked, "Did you marry this man or adopt him?" Best line of the week, hands down. Not that we’re disputing that Sonny’s right. What Will’s doing is deplorable and unforgiveable yet...very intriguing. What does this mean for this character’s future?

    Theresa.
    Theresa visited Brady at home and flashed back seven hundred and thirteen times to hitting John. The guilt is hitting her almost as hard as Brady used to hit the bottle. Now that Eve knows she can’t get Daniel, she’s scouting out her sister’s husband, hoping she’ll have a crack at his millions once the annulment goes through. Gross, but convenient timing since if done right, this could force viewers to care for Theresa.

    That's all I've got for this week. Feel free to leave a comment or two with your own thoughts and have a great weekend.

    Check out this week’s interview with Lauren Koslow. A taste: “The times that we really have seen her fall in love, I think we got to see another side of Kate; to see that more vulnerable side and maybe a little bit of the person she was before she discovered the toughness of life. I love being able to do both of them, and as a matter of fact we’re moving into an area where we might be doing that again.”

    Best lines of the week:

    Kristen, “Daniel I don’t do jail.”

    Sami, “No wonder you think that Abby should skate. My God the two of you are just pampered little brats.”

    Victor, "Did you marry this man or adopt him?"

    Kate to Jordan, “I’m glad you can express an emotion.”

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    Posted by stjarna at Friday, August 08 2014 11:06 PM

    Hi

    A lot of bizarre things happened last week, yeah, LOL- and feels so out of place, really....

    Eric and Nicole- I am glad his name is cleared! Can they move on now to live their lives separately, and Eric find his ground....I liked that he had an outburst though.
    And he was Samantha's twin...you could see how they could be related!!!!
    But, now Nicole should get into Daniel's orbit again- and Eric....see, that there are other fish in the sea, as well... live a little, Eric!!!
    And, yeah, he can do God's work in some many ways...zillions of ways.... He and Jennifer should start a Foundation for runaway kids!!!!

    Someone said somewhere- that they should put Ejami in a contained place so they have to speak to one another without interruptions!!! They get locked in the dungeon for a day!!!! Maybe then they would resolve something!!!! The time is running out and fans would like to see some Ejami passion and resolution....even though she throws something at him again!!! LOL

    The propping of Abigail- reached a new level!!! Can't go there no more- now it is just laughable!!!
    Ben-Clyde- could be interesting violence- abuse story- and Ben having to deal with aggressive behaviour... so much work for Marlena!!
    Ben-Abigail- abusive relationship sl?

    Marlena- John- Brady- was a sad moment there- !

    OK, here I go again....but, seriously, Jordan- Rafe- Kate- it is so not rootable, and it is because we still don't know much about Jordan- and their love thing is just not there-
    Carrie needs to come back!!! Let's have some fire- let's have Kate really see red- cos she left her husband to pursue Rafe- the man she also wants!!!! Let's see really daggers coming out!!!!
    Jordan said something about if she had left- nobody would really care....yeah, true...most of us what say- ok- she is gone...and that's it!!!



    have a great weekend everyone!!!

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

    I’m not sure I understand the whole going to Rome thing. Eric being upset with Nicole because she sat next to him; then he thought about her the rest of the way. He was given the chance to go back to the church, then turns it down. What a waste of time! I was proud of Nicole for telling him off. She didn’t have to do that, because Eric’s family is going to attack her anyway. She really needs to stay away from him.
    I like Jordan but I don’t like what the writers are doing with this story. In my mind, Jordan has been abused buy Clyde [not sure yet if it was sexual] and he would beat Ben. People that go through abusive trauma are normally standoffish and avoid any type of close friendship. That is why she was so hurt that Rafe did that. And wonderful ex-prostitute Kate was helping her understand the whole thing. Kate and Sami belong together and I’m hoping it backfires on them. If Sami wasn’t walking around town and spewing all her hate, I might be in their corner. That was great when Sami was trying to let Rafe down easy because he still loved her. What a great scene!
    The guy that is playing Clyde is doing a great job! When he comes on screen it makes my hair stand up. Wonder if he is the one that will be supplying EJ with the drugs. It sounds like Clyde wants to start a business there.
    Ben has a quick temper, but then Clyde does bring the best out of him. Not a fan of Abby but she did a good job of trying to calm down Ben. I wish they would move this story line along with Jordan and Ben. I do want Jordan to be with Rafe, I know she isn’t liked by many people but I think they are cute together and she seems to make him happy.
    Sami is in a really dark place now and wonder what will happen with the kids if she stays there. What she did to Kayla wasn’t good. And if you add up all the things that Sami has done, it would fill a book. However, Sami doesn’t think she has done anything bad; it was always to protect herself.
    I didn’t like what Sonny did to Will. Then going back to Victor was over the top. When Will finds out, he will have a fit. And I’m on Will’s side; I think he should tell about what Sami has done.
    I’m hoping that John wakes up. It doesn’t seem right that he comes back and they give him no story line, and then put him in a coma. I want him to tell someone that Theresa did that to him. I hope she breaks soon because she looks like she is on the brink of telling. And now her wonderful and happy sister is going to go after Brady. She is quite the gold digger.

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