That was quite the slap! (NBC Universal Inc.)

Salem Shenanigans from September 29 – October 3:

This week was chalk full of drama from Susan’s return to that fabulous cliffhanger Friday. Let’s get right down to it!

“You are mean, mean, mean.”
Susan’s return was the highlight of the week. Whether or not some enjoy the character, there’s no denying that Eileen Davidson is perfection in playing such an opposing role to Kristen. It’s a shame the show waited so long to have her return. Susan was much more confident than she once was and wasn’t as afraid of Kristen this time around though she’s still very much frightened of the “daylight walking vampire,” Stefano. Her making the cross symbol at his voice coming from Kristen’s cell was hysterical. Though it was a nice touch seeing her in scenes with EJ and Sami, Marlena and John, Susan’s scenes with EJ and Sami were interesting. He went from rolling his eyes at seeing her on his doorstep to being protective of her. And while Sami was gracious, the usually warm-hearted Susan sneered at her and insulted her every chance she got. While it was really funny, it was also rude and Slick didn’t even say anything to defend his wife! I guess since it was the first and last time Susan would ever know Sami, they had to make it memorable. We can see how the show’s gearing up for EJ and Sami to leave with the lengthy romantic scenes, all the bloody giggling and tickling (not a fan of that part), and Marlena finally being supportive with Sami.

Can you believe EJ and Sami turned down a chance of a lifetime to have their honeymoon on Susan and Edmond’s pull out sofa?

“I don’t want to be the one to tell you, but…”
Paige eavesdropped on Kayla telling a patient she was raped and instead of keeping it to herself, Doll-baby showed she’s a true Salemite by spreading it around town. Okay, she only told JJ, but of course the timing couldn’t have been better. Abigail’s replacement for Miss Virginity Salem just had to bring up the rape a mere two minutes before she admitted to wanting “more alone time” with him. I don’t even know what to say about that.

Worse…all this talk about rape, it makes me think Eve will set up JJ as a rapist. Please. No.

Incessant arguing.
In last week’s Deconstructing “DOOL” I said, Eve should admit defeat over the JJ and Jill photo scandal. It’s really tiresome to watch Jenn and Eve repeat this same fight over JJ and for no particular reason. JJ’s a good guy. HRH needs to learn to walk in the other direction when Eve comes nearby but it was fun to watch her slap Eve. Jenn’s got pipes! Eve must still be feeling it smart!