Days Opinion 7/18/06 by
The Gloved Hand
The gloved hand wanted the truth to come out about the paternity of
the babies. First, unknowingly to everyone this mysterious figure
switched the eggs in order for the eggs to become fertilized by a
different father. Then, the eggs were switched back to the original
position so right egg would be in the right mother. Finally, this
person switched the containers that the embryos were in to raise
This is a very calculating and manipulative individual or
individuals. I do not believe that this gloved person is working
alone. I think there is another individual who helps out. If anyone
out there watches the FX show Nip/Tuck you will remember that the
Carver was a brother and sister duo. It is just as likely that
whoever this puzzling menace is has a partner in crime.
The most popular speculation is demanding that E.J. Wells is behind
the series of vicious manipulations. The only problem with this is we
have seen the gloved person while Sami was with E.J.
Missy Reeves and Matt Ashford
Before I jump into the
Jack, Jennifer, and Frankie situation let me express the sorrow I feel
that is shared with many other Jack and Jennifer fans. Missy Reeves
who had announced a while back that she would not be renewing her
contract is set to leave around September, or at least allegedly will
be her last airing date. It was announced last week that Matt
Ashford, who play Jack was told that his services would no longer be
required. Reports from numerous articles and Internet site have
stated that without Jennifer there is no reason for Jack to be
I just don’t feel the same way the writers do when it
comes to Jack. Jack and Billie have always been close. Jennifer at
once time was jealous of Billie’s relationship with Jack. The only
way for Jack to move on with another woman would be for Jennifer to
meet her untimely end. This is a horrible thought I know, but it is a
bigger disaster to lose both characters. Remember soap characters are
never truly dead, and as long as Jack and Abby are on the show
Jennifer could always return. If that family becomes stagnate too
long it makes it harder to bring them back.
Many people including myself believed that Jennifer
would just be recast with another actress. Unfortunately, due to the
lack of success of Stephanie Cameron portrayal of Jennifer the only
actress who fits the bill of Jennifer Rose is Melissa Reeves. Soap
fans are extremely loyal to the actors they love, as well as the
characters they play. When a recast occurs and fans do not relate to
the actor the show suffers. There are some characters that should
never be recast and ultimately it appears that Jennifer is only
Jennifer when it is Melissa Reeves portraying her.
That has to be a very tough position
to be in. Imagine having your husband in a hospital who seems to be
responding to the experimental drugs, and your other “husband” waiting
outside as his life is slowly crumbling. I have always like Jennifer
and Frankie together, but I loved Jack and Jen’s love story. Jack and
Jen have been together for most of the years I have been watching the
show, and it is really difficult for me to decide which of these two
men is better suited for Jennifer. Jennifer may need to listen to
Olivia Newton-John’s controversial song “Culture Shock” that may solve
The Implanted Embryos
This is the beginning of the
reunion of Shawn and Belle. Once Belle and Shawn learn that Clair is
their daughter and not Philip’s, and fathom the issue that they once
again will have a child together there will be not stopping them from
reuniting. The only thing I hate about this is the fact that Philip
will be devastated. Mimi, as much as I like her even though she kept
horrible lies, I will feel bad for her but not like Philip. Philip
can be jealous and sometimes hot headed doesn’t deserve to go through
the explosion that will soon occur. He truly loves Belle and believed
that Belle loved him how a wife should love a husband.
Mimi and Philip’s embryo will most likely not stick, which
is a shame because think of the struggles Mimi would go through
raising a baby as a single mother. I am sure Philip and Victor would
take care of her but she wouldn’t have Shawn.
Sami isn’t saved after all. The gloved man kept
Lexie from dispersing Sami’s secrets, but now he or she is threatening
to expose Sami. I like the roller coaster of suspense that goes with
Sami. Just when Sami is ready to relax and enjoy her glory that she
has Austin and Carrie married Lucas someone has to interrupt her
It is great that Sami is opening up to E.J. about the
note. I just fear that she will be burned by E.J. down the road.
Sami isn’t one to open up to anyone but there is a certain flare
between E.J. and Sami that is refreshing. These two getting closer is
showing a more human side to Sami that we haven’t seen in a long time.
I miss the days when Sami had Jamie or Lucas to talk to and help her
in her schemes. Sami needs a partner in crime.
Max, Chelsea, and Stephanie
Max and Chelsea’s on again,
and off again relationship is becoming dull. Chelsea despite the many
tragedies in her life is still the spoiled self-centered brat she has
always been. Chelsea ran over her brother, manipulated Bo and Hope’s
marriage, and just barely escaped jail time. You would think she
would have more respect for her freedom and other people, but she
doesn’t. Instead, she is flirting with other men, drinking up a storm,
and treating Max like crap. Max needs to toss her to the curb because
he deserves and can do much better. Chelsea is still a little girl and
needs to grow up.
Stephanie I am undecided about at the moment. She seems
to be happy and full of life, and in a word I guess we could consider
her personality to be perky. We don’t have a perky character
presently in Salem so we just have to see how she plays out. On the
issue of Max and Stephanie I guess we will just have to wait and see.
Stephanie does tough remind me a lot of Lindsay Lohan in the recent
movie “Herbie Fully Loaded” coincidence?
On Lucas and Carrie’s wedding night the
curtains caught on fire while they slept, which prompted Austin, Sami,
and E.J. to rescue them. The one issue I had with the rescue scene
was the fact that Austin just took Carrie outside the apartment, which
was fine to make sure she was breathing. Once she was breathing why
didn’t he take her outside where the air would be less smoky?
Logically the smoke would be filling up the hallway and with Carrie
being “pregnant” the more smokeless air in her lungs the better.
This fire served one big purpose. That Austin is still in
love with Carrie, and Sami still loves Lucas. I am sure it comes to
no shock to us but it is the panic and terror in Sami’s voice when she
realized Lucas was still in the apartment. Maybe Sami and Lucas
should be together after all?
Kayla and Steve/Nick
This story is progressing rather
slowly at the moment but I hear that it will intensify as the next few
weeks play out. I really like watching these two characters but lets
get the ball rolling please. At least have Steve get a few flashes of
his memory at least. I know I know it is the calm before the storm.
Hey it’s just what I think!
A face can launch a thousand ships, but one voice can make a
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