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These are the “Days” of my week from December 13-17:
All around it was a pretty decent week in Salem except for a few minor complaints. I love flashbacks from yesteryear on soaps and DOOL didn’t disappoint with their flash of the Last Blast dance where Chloe shows she’s not such a Ghoul Girl after all to Philly – was awesome. That made me smile and reminded me why I have always loved the show. More please!
Out of the mouths of babes.
Could the little portrayers of Johnny DiMera be the best little actors of their age group I’ve perhaps ever seen? I’m completely adoring the little scene stealers and howled with delight at his temper when poor EJ tried to get him in a better mood by reminding him Father Christmas was coming to town soon. Johnny’s arms crossed over his chest and his defiant, “It’s Santa, stupid,” was shocking. Though my first response was to laugh, I did feel for EJ who I thought was realizing the harm he’s inflicting on his child and figure he didn’t berate Johnny for the impudence. Johnny’s his mummy’s son!!
On the other hand I felt rotten for poor Abe and Lexi who wrongly assumed that cute little Theo comprehended the book he was reading. I was proud of him for reading at all. It was great to see this family once again though I wasn’t happy with Sami’s reminder to the couple of their ancient infidelity history. I think because of Johnny’s illness Lexi decided to either wait to blast her for working on Abe’s insecurities which was very kind of her. Sami deserves a dressing down for that one. I hope this isn’t foreshadowing another adulterous storyline.
No surprises here.
Out of nowhere, Rafe got a job at SPD. This was a long time coming. My first reaction is to think finally they’ll have somebody on the force with some sense who will do some actual work there and be able to pay for this new loft, and then I saw his run-in with EJ regarding the white pupil in the photograph. Instead of simply knocking on EJ’s door and handing him the photo and explaining exactly why he’s there, Rafe had to infuriate EJ – and I, and order him to look at the photo. Obviously, EJ was going to react that way. I would be annoyed too, considering the relationship between these two! This is so “Bo Brady” of him. Is it safe to say he’s now one of the Keystone Cops already? When I complained to Matt Of Matt’s SOF DOOL Musings, about this, Matt remarked, “He’s practicing for the Salem PD.” I hope this was a fluke and that this isn’t a taste of his interrogation skills to come. Really, he doesn’t deserve to be a cop considering he’s harbouring a fugitive and is an accessory to Sami’s crime. What gets me is that Abe, Roman and Bo know about it, too. The whole police force is corrupt and it doesn’t feel very “Brady” like.
It's not that I dislike him but Rafe pissed me off yet again when bashing Nicole for moving back in with EJ after all he did to her. One, she did this only to be with Sydney. Two, I don’t recall him taking this tone with Sami when she not only moved into the mansion but into EJ’s life as his fiancée. Rafe really needs to stop throwing stones!
It’s a drag that we’ve nothing to look forward to for DOOL’s Christmas this year. Again, we’ve the Sami and EJ show with something going wrong with their kid. Last year it was Grace in the hospital dying and now this? Is this what the writers really think we want to see at Christmas?
I was thankful Nathan said, "We don’t know each other anymore," to Mel. He’s right. Thanks. Enough said. It was a little childish of Melanie to tell him she and Philly were talking babies, two seconds later. Honestly that right there would have turned off my feelings for her if I were Nathan.
I get the feeling that Nathan's just a trophy fiance for Stephanie and could have done without her little bicker session with Melanie in the hospital on Wednesday. Honestly I was confused the whole time. The dialogue was from another planet and the execution didn't work for me. The point of the conversation was supposed to be Melanie almost telling Stephanie that Nathan professed his love for her but it came off like a bitch-fest.
Nobody ever wanders the pier but the main characters and yet, just when Daniel’s busy pounding Philly’s head into the steps, two men suddenly walk by to help!
The conversation between Melanie and Carly, discussing protecting Chloe and her lies was struck with a bit of randomness after a scene change when Melanie asked Carly to open up about a possible break-up between her and Bo. Eh? The randomness was interesting enough but who said anything about a break-up? I'll put this in the "stuff that happens offscreen" category!
I don't even know Caroline anymore. She's now Stephanie's BFF, a look that doesn't do her justice. The eavesdropping makes me cringe and what the hell was that mocking of Melanie in Friday's episode? I was so embarrassed for her. She's got to be 60. What grandmother does that?
There you have it. A week in Salem. I came out alive and though it may not seem like it, I enjoyed my time there. Hope everyone has a great weekend. See you back here next week.
- Christine Fix