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Salem Shenanigans from September 22 – 26:
There’s a lot to be said this week so let’s get right to it!
It’s been less than a year since we’ve seen Chad in Salem now that he’s back in the form of Billy Flynn, we’re seeing a whole new side to this character. Thanks to months spent with Stefano, Chad is no longer the goofy, good time guy. He appears more uptight and bent on revenge. On whom we’re not sure, considering he’s telling Stefano one thing and Kate another. In Billy Flynn’s Soaps.com interview he told us, “Stefano has definitely prepared him but I wouldn’t say Chad is being pulled by anybody anymore.” We’ve already seen he has an agenda even Stefano doesn’t know about. It’ll be interesting to learn whose side he’s really on and what he does about his feelings for Abigail and his interest in vulnerable Jordan.
On a side note, have you noticed all the men of Salem with exception of Lucas are somewhat uptight? The aftermath of the basketball game aside, the only other time the men are fun is when they’re either drunk or high.
The jealous boys.
Admission: When Chad and Ben are in the same scene, I sometimes mix up their names because they appear so similar in looks, they’re both into Abigail, they’re jealous and can be twits. They’ve been acting like little school girls, both of them. To top it off, Ben and Abby are close enough to discuss wanting to get naked together but he doesn’t even trust her enough to be honest about whose stash of cash he had. So secretive. He must love the drama and of course Abigail never sees those ginormous red flags waving right in her face. It doesn’t bode well for the future of their relationship.
They must not watch “Days.”
How strange was it that Nicole was the only person in Salem who trusted that Stefano wouldn’t give Daniel a drug that wasn’t going to wake John up?
The messed up mother…
Eve should admit defeat over the JJ and Jill photo scandal that didn’t pan out, stop ruining her kid’s life and get one of her own. Too much time on your hands can make you a bit nutty. Case in point.
Theresa was understandably a basket case all week, knowing at any moment John could wake up and remember that she was the one who hit him with the poker. The build-up was intense as everyone waited to see if John would wake up and what he’d recall, which so far is nothing. It appears he has retrograde amnesia just like Brady-obsessed Theresa was hoping for and unless John can turn his head 180 degrees, there’s no way he saw Theresa’s hand reaching for the poker so why would he have dreamed that?! Ridiculous.
Jenn was wound up tighter than that bun on her head when she confronted Daniel about keeping her adult son JJ’s secret. JJ might need to move to the dorms soon where mamma’s apron strings can’t reach him so easily.
The unlikeliest of pairings.
Kristen and Daniel have so much chemistry that it’s almost a shame nothing will become of it. They’re so hot! Even hotter possibly because she’s such a live wire and a lunatic and he’s such a hater. It makes for some easy and entertaining scenes.
The femme fatale.
Abigail always treats EJ like scum when he’s being civil to her. Maybe she does so because she hates herself for what she did with him and he poses as a reminder at every turn of her mistake but it’s not any less exasperating.
Hope told Caroline she was divorcing Bo in a poignant scene which had Caroline questioning that after two years, “Why now?” She later learned it was because of Aiden. Sort of. Ouch. Divorce is painful not just for the couple but the families of both. Of course Caroline can’t get behind Hope dating Aiden right now but at some point she’ll probably understand that what Hope was going through wasn’t healthy for her. That or she’ll forget. Not to be facetious, but it’s possible.
The ‘weak willed slave’ and the ‘really bad man’.
Many fans have expressed displeasure at how fast Sami forgave EJ when she was working so hard at taking revenge upon him. Even Lucas’ head almost exploded when he heard Sami took EJ so fast. It felt rushed because it was. Considering James Scott wanted out so fast, it would have meant fast writing changes for the writers to give these two a happy ending (so far) in a short amount of time. There was some questionable dialogue like Sami saying they ‘had’ to go through all the abominable stuff they inflicted on each other in order to get to this point, where their relationship is stronger than ever, but who actually thinks, come on, even the Ejami’s, that these two will ever be in a normal relationship?! Weigh in. Days Poll: Will EJ and Sami’s relationship change for the better?
On a side note, Sami and EJ’s kids returned from summer camp September 26th. Preposterous!
Clyde cleaned up, suited up, and took Kate out. Hopefully Stefano won’t hear about it for Clyde Jr’s sake! Clyde was pretty forward, announcing to Kate on their first date that he intends on seducing her. The problem wasn’t what he said but the delivery which was almost a warning. And just because they both like films, he professed that this was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Just because they both like movies? Doesn’t everyone like movies? I hurt my eyeballs they rolled back so far into my head. I truly don’t know what to make of him or his date with Kate but it was a break from usual so I can’t complain.
The major return.
Susan “mean mean mean” Banks made a return to Salem, making Eileen Davidson pull double duty again, perhaps triple if you count her portrayal as Ashley on “Y&R.” EJ didn’t look pleased to see his kooky mamma. More on that next week!
Have a great weekend and leave a comment or two about this week’s Salem happenings!
Best lines of the week:
Kate, “You know what you are? A weak willed slave to a really bad man.”
Sonny, “What do you think, married life has made us boring?”
Chad, “You just keep laughing old man. You’ll never hear me coming.”
Clyde, “Maybe there’s another way to skin this cat.”
Lucas, "Rinse, cycle, repeat. That's all you do."
- Christine Fix