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This week, in
my opinion, made a slight uphill climb. At least, in some of
the storylines. Others are still crawling along slowly, but making
fairly good progress in reaching their conclusions. Let’s begin.
Brady/Chloe: So Chloe’s now seen that Craig and Nancy were right
all along — Brady would love Chloe no matter what she looked
like. Although it’s kind of odd that Brady’s only seeing her
without all her scars. Yes, I know. It’s the way Brady sees her
in his heart. He sees nothing but her inner beauty, the only beauty
that really matters. And now Chloe finally understands that. But
she’s still very much irredeemable to me. Oh, and I never
watched DAYS on a full-time basis since 2002, but from what I heard,
that cabin Brady and Chloe went to — the one that belonged to
Isabella, Brady’s late mother — had never even been heard of until
this week. So we’re honestly supposed to believe that it was hers?
Ha! I think not.
Rex/Mimi/Bonnie/Patrick: Bonnie's attempt to get Mimi out of
prison with a nail file was pretty humorous. Unfortunately, Patrick
almost got arrested for it. But he managed to sweet-talk his way out
of it, getting off with only a warning. Quite the smooth talker, my
boy Lockhart is. I give kudos to Rex and Patrick for being the first
to finally realize just what evidence could be used to clear
Mimi. Thinking of looking at the footage on the surveillance camera
was genius. Now, Mimi’s out of prison and out of danger (and away
from that madwoman Brenda, who gave her a shiner that’ll last her for
weeks). It’s getting pretty close to crunch time, though. It’s time
to be honest with Rex now that he (and Eric Winter) are leaving Salem
two weeks from Tuesday. She almost told him about her
abortion, but that call from Belle’s loft came, so there we go. More
time to lie to Rex.
Shawn/Belle/Philip: Pardon me for nitpicking, but shouldn’t Philip
be doing his recovery in a hospital, like he was supposed to be
doing when he got back to the States? And when they were on the
plane, shouldn’t someone have had his medicine and wheelchair nearby?
Okay, enough with that. I think Shawn’s right that Belle’s lying to
herself and Philip, but he doesn’t have to bug her every ten minutes
about it. I’m a strong Shelle supporter and will remain that way no
matter what. I’ll just be waiting for the moment when Belle
finally stops being flighty and just thinks about what she’s doing
with her life. Does she really want a marriage with love only on
one side of it? Or does she want to be with a man whose feeling
she actually returns? As long as she thinks the right choice is the
former, she’s not going to get her happily-ever-after anytime soon.
John/Marlena/Roman/Kate: So Roman now knows that Marlena is
pregnant. Unfortunately, he’s not the first one she told. Mimi was.
(Good move, Marlena. Let the first person you tell your secret to be
someone this doesn’t have anything to do with.) And she can’t get up
the backbone to tell John the truth that her baby and the affair it
resulted from. I used to love Marlena. I really did. But if she
doesn’t do the right thing really soon, I really won’t care for her
all that much anymore. As for Roman, the only thing I can compliment
him on is seeing his civility toward Patrick this week. He used to
treat him just as badly as Bo and Jack. But this week, he didn’t go
on an “I don’t trust him” tirade. He treated him the way he deserved
to be treated — like a person. But Roman asked a pretty stupid
question, too, by asking if Marlena’s pregnant. If she craved all the
things she craved in her past pregnancies, then that should’ve been a
dead giveaway. I won’t get started on our fallen hero, John. There
are no words for his hypocrisy or stupidity. Let the records show
that I begin to despise Kate with every passing second I see her on my
TV screen. No offense to Lauren Koslow (Kate), but I can’t stand this
shrew of a woman anymore. She’s constantly attacking Sami and Shawn,
the daughter and nephew of her husband, continuously, sometimes
deservedly, sometimes not. She schemes up horrible schemes, executes
them easily, and gets away with them. And she looks just terrible
in her scenes with John.
Again, they were only on one day this week, but that’s all right. I
saw those flashbacks of them on the original Fancy Face, and
they more than made up for it. Add in all those other
flashbacks I didn’t see before — I’m guessing from when they came back
to Salem in 1990 — and the pot was sweetened indefinitely. However,
they should be spending more time worrying about their bail-jumping
son, not making love on their new boat. (Love the Fancy Face III,
Chelsea/Max/Abby: Apparently, what Max and Chelsea did last week
was have oral sex. Wonderful. (And I mean that sarcastically.) I
really don’t see what Max has to offer this canvas yet. So far, he
seems like nothing but a sex-crazed cad of the young adult variety.
And does Chelsea really believe that just because Patrick berated Max
for taking advantage of her, he’s jealous of him? Just your typical —
or maybe even atypical — teenage naďveté. Oh, well. And I
really want to know how Abby’s going to fit into this storyline.
Maybe she’s the one TPTB want to put with Max since they’re
both not related. If Chelsea turns out to be Georgia, then Max will
be her uncle.
Jack/Jennifer/Frankie: Jack and Jennifer’s little outing was
beautiful, hindered only by the fact that he has less than three
months to live. I find it shocking that he still insists on
keeping it a secret from Jennifer. If he was able to tell her about
the impostor without dragging the secret out and then getting tested
for STDs sooner rather than later, you’d think he’d be willing to tell
a secret as big as this one to his wife, as well. I came so
close to losing it when Jack had that short anti-Patrick fit. I agree
with Abby. “Where did that come from?” She wasn’t even
mentioning his closeness to Jennifer! So it really does look
like the “right” to bash Patrick whenever he’s around or whenever his
name comes up has been passed from Bo to Jack. Lovely. (Again,
sarcastic.) I think Frankie still has feelings for Jennifer, no
matter how much he tries to deny it. But . . . I can’t really say
much about him yet. Only that if he digs up any dirt on Patrick and
takes him down with it, I will be very, very unhappy with him.
Sami/Lucas/Nicole: Sami’s finally figured out the way to get to
the bottom of her nixed nuptials to Lucas — find Eugenia and make her
talk. Sami knows that if she can get proof of her setup with Brandon
by any means at all, she and Lucas will be together again and she’ll
have finally excised Kate from their lives. Of course, while she’s
getting ready to put this plan into motion, she’s also being
forced to keep covering for herself with Lucas about Stan. Now, to
make matters worse, she can only ensure the keeping of this secret by
helping Nicole keep Brady and Chloe apart. Forget it, Nicole! You
lost! Move on! Austin’s returning soon, so try snagging him!
I loved that Lucas advised Nicole about getting help from AA.
Finally, a realistic element to the show. Of course, we all know
Nicole won’t take that advice!
Eugenia’s back! Mickey finally makes his choice! Shawn is
arrested! And a couple many fans have been rooting for to get
together finally shows signs of a pairing with a surprise proposal
(not one of marriage, but you’ll see what I mean)! So tune in next
week. I know I will.
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