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Salem Shenanigans from May 5 – 9:

What an explosive ending to the week. Let’s get right to it.

Last Friday we learned James Scott’s last tape date was May 2. Once again, everyone was told months in advance the way Sweeney’s was. It’s a shame this knowledge wasn’t kept a secret. It’d be better storywise and for the longevity of our soaps if the fans didn’t know every move an actor or a character made months in advance. These two departing will leave a pretty big hole in the show especially since the writers wrote almost solely for them these past 7 years. This is why it’s best to utilize the entire cast.

I have to tell my mommy…
Abby hasn’t learned that some things should be kept quiet and having sex with EJ is one of them. Even if Jennifer finds out on her own it doesn’t matter. It’s none of Jennifer’s business. Still, I suppose she’d rather be the one to explain herself than have Nick… oh Nick won’t do it because he’s dead. Case closed?

Jordan’s mystery.
Kate finally blurted out to Jordan or Joan or whoever she really is that she knew she wasn’t who she seemed. Jordan not only stood up to Kate but attacked her. I guess it was a long time coming. I’ve mixed feelings about this. One, I couldn’t care less who Jordan is because I couldn’t care less about the boring character. Two, it is nice Kate’s looking out for her friend but she needs to get a life. Three, lawsy, lawsy, lawsy, this story is a complete bore. Jordan once again tried to leave Salem. She’s becoming too much like Lucas who disowns his mother every 3 years but never follows through. Follow through Jordan!

Look at my ring! Look! No look – really look at it.
For someone who has been married four or five times, it was surprising Nicole still got that enthusiastic, er annoying when gifted with bling. She quickly explained it’s what it represented which was Eric’s faith in her. The very faith she broke long ago. Now that Dr. Dan knows about this will he keep it from HRH Jennifer or force Nicole to tell Eric? Something tells me Dan and Jenn are in for another storm if Jenn finds out Nicole really hasn’t turned into a Jenny clone.

Bev/JJ/Paige:
The triangle. JJ and Paige didn’t get on my nerves during their discussion about why he has abandonment issues. They shared a tender and sweet moment but I’m not sure I’m ready to get behind them just yet. I’m not sure Bev is, either.

Whatever…
Sami didn’t know until Allie told her that Nick emails her? Doesn’t she oversee her kid’s email and online time? Then she has the gall to get pissed off at Lucas for letting Jordan take Allie for frozen yoghurt. Oy.

Red alert!
Ben’s an idiot, a stalking creeper, and why Abigail’s giving him any of her attention is beyond me. “You don’t look like you could hurt anyone.” Um because she’s beautiful? Get rid of this guy! Days Poll: Ben a stalker or not?!