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    Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog.

    Friday, August 15 2014

    "Dead to me." (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Salem Shenanigans from August 11 - 15:

    This week the show was all about threats and foreshadowing. Nicole threatened to kill Sami, the stage was set for Kristen to ruin EJ, and EJ warned Kate that she and Sami are prime targets for one of Stefano's hitmen.

    Will-style revenge?
    It doesn’t really fit that Will would write this article about the private goings on in his mother’s life over one argument. Albeit it was a big one but in general, they’ve a good solid relationship and Will’s never been written anything like Sami. In last week's Deconstructing "DOOL" I said, What Will’s doing is deplorable and unforgiveable yet...very intriguing. Sure Will explained he was trying to teach Sami a lesson but it also could be that the writers are transitioning Will into a bad boy. Many have always thought he should be naughty considering his upbringing. This could be fun if that's the road they're going with this story.

    It was a surprise that Zoe Browning went to Sami with Will’s tell-all. At first it looked as though it wouldn't go to print considering how powerful Sami is now. As we saw, the only change now is that Abigail's going to be named. Sami's right. Will really is going to regret this. Her reaction to Will writing that article was surprising. From the spoilers it appeared as though she would raise hell but she was more subdued and hurt than anything. Great writing.

    Nosy old hag.
    Theresa called her sister a nosy old hag and moments later the same name could have applied to Adrienne who showed up on Alice Horton’s doorstep just to butt into JJ’s relationship with Paige. So random. She mustn’t have much to do now that the kids are adults and she doesn’t work. What do they say about idle hands? At least she apologized to Abigail for butting into whatever was going on between Abby and EJ in the early stages of their relationship. It might be a good thing she doesn’t work for TBD or Mandalay as a waitress. She could overhear everyone’s conversations and really go to town!

    “I’d make a good beard.” – Jennifer Horton
    HRH might make a good beard if she had any gaydar to see that Aiden's straight. Why did Aiden ask her out? Just to make Hope jealous so she’d face her feelings for him? It is nice to have a slow build with Hope and Aiden but I’m starting to want this story to go just a little faster.

    Dan ‘n’ Jenn.
    It’s good to see the writers showing the viewers how difficult it can be for a couple to stay away once they’ve broken up, especially when life-threatening situations crop up. I’m finding it easier to feel for Jenn who it’s easy to see really misses Daniel.

    Understated reaction. (NBC Universal Inc.)
    Kristen’s return.
    It’s great to have Kristen return. Love her or hate her, she livens things up in Salem, though this time there were many grumbles from folks finding the return boring these past two weeks. It wasn’t any fun to watch her recap the events from her last foray on Salem. We didn’t need the recap. We haven’t forgotten what she did or how she feels. Who is buying that she’s returning for no other reason than to “help” her ex? She sure is deluded about Brady’s feelings for her, not that it’s a surprise. He’s her new John. Luckily things perked up once she returned to the Salem Police Department, especially since all the players in her storyline were there for different issues.

    Marlena was spot on to tell Brady not to let Kristen draw him into her world again. It’s best if he doesn’t acknowledge her presence in town. Uh...have you noticed Brady’s doing just peachy for someone who a moment ago was addicted to booze and coke...

    Vote to weigh in with your thoughts on Kristen's return to Salem.

    Clandestine meetings.
    Clyde sidled up to Jeremiah again in a private spot and though not much was said, it’s becoming more apparent that the yokels are drug runners and fixin’ to start sellin’ in a new territory - Salem. This is coinciding with EJ getting himself back into the underbelly of Salem’s drug world because he’s penniless. Since Theresa, Rory, and Bev are into drugs will EJ or Clyde get them caught up in this? Is Clyde going to offer one to Abigail? What about Kate? Now that Clyde has the material for blackmail it could be interesting to see what comes next.

    Abigail met Clyde for two whole minutes and Ben has known him most of his life, yet she's already telling Ben how to feel and what to do about Clyde. Not good. She should stay out of it!

    Speaking of Abigail... "Days" just cast Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera. We’ll miss Casey Deidrick’s portrayal but with EJ and Kristen leaving and Stefano never around, we do need a DiMera presence on the show.

    Rafe's apologies.
    Jordan continued to look constipated all week because she's confused about what to do in an adult relationship. Rafe continued apologizing for cheating but he's right. Words only mean so much. She needs time alone to think. She should also consider hiring a PI to figure out why her father's in town while she's at it.

    Best lines of the week:

    Sami, "Yeah, but that was before you took a ride on Abby Deveraux."

    Rafe, "Kristen DiMera behind bars? That's two DiMeras in one month. It's like Christmas in August."

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    Posted by fadingrose at Friday, August 15 2014 02:07 PM

    Great writing in that scene between Sami and Will--BUT TERRIFIC acting by Sami. She told Wlll--but in well-constructed rational sentences--just how deeply he has hurt her. And I'm glad she reminded him (subtly) how she's had his back all these years (perhaps maybe too long?) But that's what unconditional mother love is all about--though rarely fully appreciated by its recipients.

    Posted by Florentine at Friday, August 15 2014 06:47 PM

    fadingrose, I so agree with you about the scene between Will and Sami...
    IMO what Will did is wrong, no matter what. Sami is his Mother, and she protected him through thick and thin, she would have gone to prison for him, covering up his shooting of EJ....etc.
    Abby is not That innocent in this whole mess, She is the one that went after EJ in that cabin.... she totally seduced him, she would not let go even when he did refuse her at first... LOL, what do we want... he was a sex deprived Man... and Abby did get her way with him..
    And it was Abby that kept after EJ... so let's put a lot of the whole blame on Abby, not just EJ....But now, everybody is trying to whitewash poor little innocent Abby, the same Abby that almost ruing Austin/Carrie marriage.... with lies, obsession and Etc.
    Wait till Abby and Family and Clan read what Will wrote, and Abby's name will be out... and out.... if it good enough for Sami.. His Mom... to be outed, than why not Abby, the girl that seduced her Husband.....

    So far, Rafe, Jordan, Ben and Abby.... Clyde... still boring to me.
    Wish Elvis was not back in the Drug business. I like EJ, and I am going to miss this character so much, don't think I will do much watching DOOL anymore. Without EJami, what the heck, nothing but boring characters... like Jenn, Maggie, Teresa, always drugged/boozed up Brady, for how many years now..... Abby,sick of her, Kristin I like, but she won't stick around to long, as usual. Eric and Nicole, lost cause. I think if Nicole would have given him the proof when she first found it, he would never have slept with her, and he could have gone back to being a priest with a clear heart and mind... But no, she lied, they slept together, and now he feels tainted and hate towards her in his heart.... not a good thing for being a priest..
    Hope this new Chad DeMera is tall, like EJ and the prev. Chad... please do not bring in a short guy, no matter how good looking.
    Guess, did not have to much good to say, maybe that will change I hope if the SL's keep getting better.

    Again, Sami great acting job with Will. She must have been truly deeply hurt, for not blowing all over the place, it must have really cut her deep in her heart....Sami almost to lowkey...
    Chrissi, got blog.
    Question, will the Comment Section ever open up again....????? Any Hope at all....

    Posted by Doris JJ at Sunday, August 17 2014 08:44 AM

    I might be the only one that didn’t feel sorry for Sami. I do realize that Will was tough on her, and I’m not a fan of Abigail but Sami has done far worse then this for many years and that is why I don’t think she needs to be this tough. I agree, I do think Abby started it, but she didn’t put a gun to EJ’s head either. And if the situation was reversed, and Sami was the young innocent, you know she would go hard and fast for the married man. The power has gone to her head and she will make the wrong move. I was surprised that the editor gave Sami the paper to read before it came out. What is her angle?
    I just wonder if Teresa is going to make a mistake and let something out. She looks like she is in pain all the time. Now she has said to Ann that she hopes John doesn’t wake up.
    I try to ignore Jennifer when she is on. The only time I’m in her corner is when she is going after Eve.
    I didn’t understand why Kristin had to go to such lengths to kidnap Dan. She had her goon’s beat him up then want him to talk. She couldn’t even stay in the room when it happened. And she had a room sound proofed so no one would hear the screams! Did she get permission from the hotel to sound proof a room? Did anyone hear the nose of drills or hammering? That was bizarre to me. I thought that whole thing was a waste. But I did like the look on her face when Dan said they had arrived in Salem. That was great! But now we know that the Salem police will let her out since most of them are on the payroll of the DiMera’s.
    Clyde is always walking around with this smirk on his face. Wonder if or when they find out that Kate brought him to Salem. Now EJ is getting back into drugs and that is going to backfire. I guess that is why he will leave so fast. But interested to see why Sami will be leaving.

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