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There were probably more bad things than good this week. So many
storylines we can certainly do without were shoved down our throats.
The only bright spot this week was the restoration of a dumbed-down
character to his former smart self.
Chloe/Brady/Nicole/Lucas/Sami: So Chloe’s regressed back to
her cowardly self again. Big surprise. We only saw her one day this
week, and really, that was enough for me. I couldn’t stand seeing
Chloe the Coward any more than that. Brady was, for me, at
least, the one bright spot of this week, staying true to his belief
that Chloe is, in fact, alive. And manipulating Nicole into thinking
he believes that Chloe’s not alive was a clever approach.
Good thing he listened to Lucas’s advice. Nicole’s house of cards is
definitely close to falling down. I’m actually liking this storyline
now, and this is the first step leading to its long-awaited
conclusion. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) is leaving the show for primetime
and will be out by this August. To make it a happy ending for this
storyline, Kyle Lowder (Brady) is leaving with her. So it’s
completely obvious that Brady’s going to find Chloe soon. But I
digress. Brady’s former smarts seemed to come back even more when he
seemed to be suspicious of the link between Sami and Stan. Brady
actually caught the mispronunciation of “Kiriakis” with “Kirakis,”
that Sami made as both herself and as Stan. Good ears, Brady, and
welcome back! With that aside, it was good to see Sami and Nicole’s
verbal sparring match. Now, they’ve been forced into an alliance to
keep the men they love. And one deserves her man. The other . . .
not so much.
Rex/Mimi: So Rex now knows that Mimi’s going to jail and
won’t fight the charges against her. (Still thinking that’s a
pathetically weak move on her part.) He’s trying everything he can,
at Shawn’s urging, to help and is coming up short. They weren’t on
much this week, so . . . I don’t have much else to say about them.
Except that Mimi is definitely losing Rex this summer. Eric
Winter (Rex) finishes taping this month and will be out by next
month, because he will finally learn the truth about the
abortion and leave her high and dry, the way this coward (and she
admitted she was, too!) deserves to be.
Shawn/Belle/Philip: What’s happening with them right now I’m
sure is making Phelle fans very happy. (You reading this, Justin?)
Belle has chosen Philip over Shawn (at least, for now) and is
staying with him for “as long as he needs [her].” Which will be
quite a while, considering the long road to recovery in front of
Philip. I know this choice has made Kate, her “monster-in-law,” very
happy, which makes me even angrier at her. Meanwhile, Shawn has
gotten money from Hope to go to Germany to be with Belle, which is
sure to stir up some trouble. I can see Kate now when she finds out
Shawn is there. More yelling at him, coming up. I’m flat-out
disgusted with the direction they took this storyline in. They
ruined it from the minute Philip was captured. And they made it even
worse pretty much in every passing scene of it. Including now. But
at least there’s been some good acting, but that’s all
there’s been in this.
Bo/Hope: I can’t believe they’re divided on whom Belle should
be with! Hope, in my opinion has it right. Shawn, their son,
should be with Belle. To hear that Bo would side with his
half-brother over his son is just unbelievable and a poor choice on
his part. It’s obvious that Bo’s furious at Hope for giving Shawn
the money to go to Germany. And why not? While I also think Shawn
should fight for Belle, Hope’s helping him go about it the wrong
way. Hope needs to tell Shawn to let Belle sort her feelings out
herself and then let her make the final decision. But she
didn’t do it.
John/Marlena/Roman/Kate: So Marlena is pregnant. With Roman’s
baby. Ick. Pardon me for nitpicking, but isn’t Marlena a bit old to
get pregnant? Oh, wait. Of course not. This is Reilly calling
the shots, so of course not. Besides, Deidre Hall is really
ten years older than Marlena, not the same age, so Marlena could
still be in her child-bearing years. Anyway, it seems that John and
Kate want to renew their vows with Marlena and Roman, respectively.
Good call. They really need to. But they need to be honest about
their infidelity, as do Roman and Marlena. (Even though Roman and
Marlena already know about John and Kate’s infidelity, anyway.) So
John and Kate suspect that Marlena and Roman probably saw more of
the goings-on from the castle than they let on. If they suspect
that, though, then they’d better ask them how much they saw as soon
as they get home so they can just clear the air of the lies,
Next week, the end of the Chloe/Brady/Nicole storyline finally looms
closer. And we see the return of Max and Frankie Brady, too!
And that's just what's on my mind!
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