Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog
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Salem Shenanigans from September 8 – 12:
The week progressed slower than what many would have liked. It felt as though John’s coma was rubbing off on the other Salemites but then in a fantastic twist snuck up on us Friday for the biggest cliffhanger we’ve seen in months. Let’s hope Chad’s return and Kristen’s shocking revelation help jumpstart our show.
Lucas needs more airtime.
It’s absolutely disgusting that “Days” used a vet, Lucas Horton, to prop Jordan and Rafe. He should be front and center, not Jordan, a relatively new player and her man troubles. The show is almost unrecognizable at times with all the newbies getting too much airtime. Imagine what’ll happen once EJ and Sami leave?
EJ’s plan to protect Sami cinched their reconciliation. It was obvious to Kate and Sami that EJ was behind Rafe being able to put Stefano behind bars once he arrives in Salem but surprising that none of them thought that the man with a finger on the pulse of Salem could possibly figure out EJ screwed him over let alone strike out at them from afar! Duh? I digress. After weeks of bitterness, Sami finally was able to tell EJ how finding out about his betrayal made her feel, and was able to allow him to comfort her as she cried in his arms. When he told her his heart has been hers since the first time he saw her, I waited for the flashback that never came. What a rip off. That flashback would have made the scene. Anyway, looks like these guys will make it before they vacate Salem but are all of the Ejamis’ still watching to care?
On a side note, are the DiMera kids so elite they’re allowed to miss the first few days of school?!
The mean step-sister.
Ciara is scary. She’s been busting her hump to be the next mean step-sister in the Cinderella play. She wasn’t even insulted when Chase told her it was in the bag. It’s both frightening and promising that she’s already so twisted!
Big story coming.
Last week in Deconstructing “DOOL” I said, From everything we’re hearing about Clyde, EJ might actually have a worthwhile adversary in Clyde. Some disagreed and understandably so because he’s so backwoods and small time but he was brought into Salem to tie in with James Scott’s exit which comes in October sometime so it fits that Clyde could be EJ’s downfall or perhaps EJ’s “downfall,” meaning if he doesn’t really die, he fakes his own death. Just a thought.
Will’s so desperate for work, he’s considering working for Zoe at her new gig at Sonix. Yeah. Good luck with that. At least his relationship with his mother seems to be getting back on track at a nice quick pace.
The day time stood still.
It was so important that Dan and Kayla inject John with this experimental drug swiftly that instead of having Brady meet them at the hospital to discuss it before quickly injecting John, they dragged Brady across town to Daniel’s apartment and gabbed for eons with him, and then his step-mamma Marlena, until finally at the end of the episode they moved to the hospital and then, after long minutes of repeating, “We’re ready to inject John now,” injected John with the drug. Blergh!
At least Marlena and Kristen had a decent go at each other before that lunacy happened. Each gave as good as the other but one wonders why Marlena even lets her archenemy talk to her at all. Only on soaps!
A “captive” audience.
Ben’s alright on his own but it’s becoming exceedingly difficult getting behind Ben and Abigail as a couple, due to the writing and lack of chemistry. The two have had so many obstacles for a new couple and suddenly the writers are shoving them together a mere days before Chad’s arrival to Salem. It’s too forced and smells like a love triangle is brewing. All this and adorable, fun-loving and amusing Tad is available.
What we’ve learned: EJ may have caused Abigail to have a fetish for store rooms.
Not to harp on Jenn, but...
They make it too easy! Matt and I were wondering what Jennifer did to her hair in Tuesday’s episode. You saw it. It was short. Short! And Matt says, “And it looks like her dress is made of stencils.” Then Wednesday it was suddenly back to that Farrah Fawcett 70s look. She went from the 50s to the 70s in one day. That wasn’t the only puzzle. The almost coffee date was nonsensical. What was the point of Daniel getting Jennifer and Dannifer fans all jacked up if only to dash their hopes? And Kayla’s just as bad, giving HRH hope and advice to push to see Daniel that same night. Wow.
Hope unloaded on Kayla about the kiss and Kay was very understanding but disloyal to Bo, telling her friend she had nothing to feel guilty about. Um I think she does for being unfaithful. Hope needs a divorce and if she wants to be with Aiden she needs to stop taking herself so seriously and pull that stick out of her bum because Aiden and Nicole have a whole lot of chemistry.
What are your thoughts? Days Poll: Should Hope feel guilty for kissing Aiden? Vote!
“Days” is making it easy not to care if Eve breaks JJ and Paige up. These two weren’t irritating until this week when they made Paige look super insecure and reminded us she’s a stick-in-the-mud. Gah. It’d get better reception if the couple was happier for a few more weeks with a few hiccups from their friends before they lowered the boom and got Jill to mess with them.
What we learned: If JJ wants to get Paige into bed, all he has to do is be really nice to Mary Beth!
Praying on the weak.
I’m not sure if we should be disgusted with Eve for praying on Jill or happy that at least she’s helping to get the hooker back to Lexington, Kentucky... uh... so she can continue hooking there...
Getting his just desserts.
Nu-Chad used his brother's noggin for a punching bag when he arrived home Friday after learning from Sami that EJ took his first love to bed. Who can blame him? EJ and Chad were not just brothers, but they were confidants.
At a glance, nu-Chad looks more like Nick Fallon than the original.
Kristen and Theresa went at it after Theresa revealed she and Brady sizzled under his silk sheets. Kristen might have killed the likely mother-to-be if Maggie 'the nose' hadn't broken them up. It was extra delicious that Kristen was the one to figure out that it was Theresa, not Brady who attacked John and put him in the coma! Monday can't come soon enough.
Please feel free to leave me a comment with your own thoughts and have a great weekend!
Best lines of the week:
Kristen, “Peas, dessert cream, mashed potatoes, EJ DiMera...”
EJ, “What are you doing?”
Kristen, “Making a list of things that can be whipped.”
Maggie, “I assume if I’m supposed to know about it, someone would have told me. I guess it’s none of my business.”
- Christine Fix