Two Actresses Out!

Posted October 25, 2014 by mykleraus
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Time to bust out the confetti and floats from the last time Maggie threw a “Daniel Took a Dump!” parade — these are good ones.

Hiding the news behind the cut for the spoiler-allergic…

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Look At Me, Being Complimentary

Posted October 22, 2014 by mykleraus
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So this was kinda perfect, huh?

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The moment Kate grabbed Sami and pulled her into that hug, she essentially confirmed what we should have seen all along: that she’s hated Sami all these years — hated her enough to want to keep her away from both her sons — because, in Sami, she recognized herself from 25-30 years earlier. She knows who Kate Roberts is, and she wouldn’t have wanted her sons with that woman, and she saw that woman in Sami Brady.

These scenes were such a lovely tribute to the work these two actresses have done together. Sami and Kate’s feud is going to go down as one of the best relationships in Days history, and I’m so glad the last year of Sami’s story has involved Kate so heavily.

I was going to complain that this SEC thing is random and forced, but honestly, I have to give the show credit: if you’d told me you were putting Sami Brady in charge of a multinational corporation, of course this is how things would wind up. She has no idea what she’s doing! It’s an oddly perfect payoff to this entire thing.

I’m just gonna keep focusing on this material and ignore the 8,000th conversation between Will and Sonny about some article Will has to write. You know what real writers do, Will? Research. There are things to write about in the world other than your family and friends! Hop to it.

What Happened in Salem: Week of Oct. 13th

Posted October 19, 2014 by mykleraus
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As Salem reeled from EJ’s death…

Rafe reported that a junkie was found dead from an overdose, with the murder weapon and EJ’s valuables (presumably Taylor’s scarf) on his person, signaling that EJ’s shooting was the result of a random mugging. On Stefano’s orders, Kristen snuck into the morgue — a place where they leave a body lying in the middle of the room under romantic lighting, so people can come parade through like it’s Eva Peron’s funeral — and injected EJ with something mysterious. Stefano secretly spirited the body away, and Sami received what she was told were EJ’s ashes, though the size of the urn should have tipped her off to the fact that Stefano apparently switched his body with an elephant’s prior to the cremation.

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Like Mother, Like Thirsty Daughter

Posted October 18, 2014 by mykleraus
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JJ had basically the same reaction to finding Paige in his bed as I would’ve had.

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Although I have to hand it to her: if that was my boyfriend, I’d be breaking into his house and climbing into bed with him, too. (I’m just going to ignore the fact that she got into bed with her jeans on, and also that she seems to think birth control works instantaneously.)

Thumbs-down for getting Casey Moss to do a scene in boxer briefs and having it be in the dark, though. Who is running this show?!

This is also probably the worst conceivable tonal match for the first part of this post, but it pertains to Friday’s episode as well, so whatever: Lucas and Sami’s scenes were beautiful.

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You could feel the history between the characters and the performers the minute Lucas walked into that room. I do enjoy how this regime has written Lucas as sort of a grown-up little shit, making snotty comments and not having the time for anyone’s bullshit — as opposed to the Austin-Lite they tried to make him in the mid-to-late-2000s — but he showed great maturity here with how he handled both Sami and Allie. So well done.

Abigail, I Am Your (Terribly Dressed) Mother

Posted October 15, 2014 by mykleraus
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I know that when I have to give my daughter the unfortunate news that her married lover has been killed, I, too, dress up as Princess Leia preparing Thanksgiving dinner in a holiday-appropriate apron.

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Seriously, what in the name of Bonnie Lockhart’s craft basket is this mess?! Someone at this show is trolling us and/or Melissa Reeves, right?

Elvis Has Left the Building

Posted October 14, 2014 by mykleraus
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You know how sometimes you’re wandering around the woods with no cell reception, and then you hear a gunshot and you find your husband bleeding to death? It happens.

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I was going to do a post about EJ’s death yesterday but decided to wait until after Monday’s episode, hoping it might clarify some things, and it wound up doing that and creating a whole new bucket of questions. Putting the rest of this behind a cut because of casting-related spoilers and a lot of speculation…

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Little Bo Peeps

Posted October 13, 2014 by mykleraus
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And by “peeps” I mean “tweets,” and please forgive me for that awful pun.

Peter Reckell tweeted the following on Friday:

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This was taken to mean, by various Days fans online, that he’s working out a deal to return to the show. (As far as I can tell, there’s no greater context for inferring that, but let’s go with it.)

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