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my homework made me late this week. I just finished it. Anyway, this
week on DAYS was so-so, which is a lot to say for a soap that was
coming along nicely throughout the summer.
Shawn/Belle/Philip/Mimi: The baby’s finally here, but of course,
we weren’t allowed to see it because they couldn’t find a newborn to
play her. That’s right — her. Belle had a baby girl. I don’t
know what to say about the name. Claire? I . . . guess that’s
an okay name. I don’t know why my blood was boiling when I saw Belle
and Philip with her. Probably because I just know that baby
has to be Shawn’s and that I don’t want Philip anywhere near her.
John/Marlena/Alex: So what can I say now? Not too much.
Marlena’s skills as a doctor definitely did seem to come back
to her when she was helping Belle during her delivery. But . . .
isn’t she a psychiatrist, not an obstetrician/gynecologist? I was
pretty stumped that she delivered Belle’s baby so easily — when it was
nearly breeched, no less! Either way, I liked the flashback of her in
labor with Belle (which also must’ve helped). Now, John and Marlena
have their first grandchild together, and this fact is definitely
bringing them closer, which is fine by me — anything that happens to
doctor-turned-hypnotist Alex’s chagrin is worth watching!
Lucas/Sami/Will: It’s over. Lucas and Sami’s wedding over with
the official revelation that Sami was Stan. And not just the
wedding’s over. So is Sami and Lucas’s relationship. Whether
it’s for good or not, I don’t know for sure. But Sami did mess
this one up herself by not telling Lucas sooner, although I do
agree that Kate needs to shoulder some of the blame — okay, most
of it — for driving Sami to do all of what she did as Stan.
Well, Austin’s back in town, and it’s my first time getting to see
Austin Peck on the show. Now, I know he returned last week,
but I forgot to comment on him. He does seem to be Sami’s one and
only ally right now, considering she’s lost all the rest of them with
the revelation of her Stan secret. I’m just wondering with whom
Austin will be paired — Sami or Nicole? Or maybe even surprise choice
number three — Christie Clark’s reprising her role as Carrie Brady
very soon! I think sometime in November! I’d personally go for
either Nicole or Carrie. I really do want Lumi to reunite somewhere
down the road, and Austin and Nicole were close to starting something
up before he left Salem last time. If Carrie and Mike and have split,
then I could go for Austin getting back with her again, too.
Whichever he chooses, welcome back, Austin! And I liked his scenes
with Kathy Griffin, discussing his history with Sami. The flashbacks
helped me get a feel for what’d happened in the past, and gave me the
sense that Austin’s history with Sami is richer and more interest than
I’d originally thought.
Roman/Kate: If there was any hope that Rate or Kaman fans had that
Roman and Kate would reconcile, it’s most certainly gone now.
I’m glad the Sami/Stan secret is finally out, but I agree with what a
few of the other Salemites said — the way Kate revealed it was just
too horrible for words. Sure, Kate accomplished what she wanted to
accomplish — stopping Sami and Lucas from getting married — but it
came at a terrible price. Now, Roman definitely doesn’t want
to have anything to do with her, and Lucas and Will want her out of
their lives. What made it worse for me is that twice last
week, when asked if it was worth it (first by Billie, then by Victor),
Kate’s answer was yes! Well, she’s now getting a real taste of
what loneliness is like, and it’s well-deserved.
The details about Lexie’s affair with Tek may be revealed now that
Lexie knows Alex is aware of it. I’m glad she found out about what
Alex has been doing to Marlena, but not so glad the way she handled
Alex’s blackmail. She should be reporting him to the medical board
(something I think John should do if she doesn’t) and
get his license pulled. Then, we can see a decent person treat
Marlena. So Lexie’s not really being a good friend to Marlena at this
point by allowing Alex to continue his hypnotherapy, aka
“brainwashing,” out of fear for her secret being revealed. The timing
couldn’t be worse, either — now Abe wants her back! At least the
Carvers finally have a storyline.
I did not see much of them at all this week except for their romantic
night on the Fancy Face III. But what I saw that I did
like was their talk about everything that’d happened with Sami — not
to mention their upset that their own niece had nearly gotten their
son (Shawn) killed. I liked that they were at least partially
concerned about what would happen to Sami next. And good touch
mentioning Zack this week, too! Bo’s talk with Chelsea was wonderful,
too, although I don’t like that she was easily manipulated by her
again — this time into giving her cash. Two-hundred-and-fifty
dollars?! Damn, that girl’s good at manipulation! Betcha Hope’s not
gonna be too thrilled about that.
Patrick/Billie/Chelsea: I don’t really care for Chelsea pretending
there was static over her cell phone so she wouldn’t have to talk to
Billie while she and Patrick were at the bowling alley. I didn’t like
the way she took the news that Billie and Kate, her mother and
grandmother, had both been hookers in the past, although I don’t
particularly blame her for that. I guess my world would be
rocked, too, if I found out that my mom and grandmother were
whores. As for her talk with Bo, see above for most of what I
thought. Bo did seem to get through to her where Billie was
concerned, but she still managed to stiff him out of money, and that
wasn’t cool at all. But I’m at least glad that there’s someone else
in Salem who has her number — Shawn seemed to be onto her at the
bowling alley, saying Patrick shouldn’t be around Chelsea because
Sami is arrested for her crimes as Stan! And . . . a kiss between
Shawn and Mimi is imminent! Hope you’ll tune in, because I know I
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