Archive for February 2013

DiMera Doings

February 26, 2013

Well, at least now we know where Autumn, Lucas’s heretofore-invisible fiancée from Hong Kong, wound up.

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Also, how awful was Kristen’s story to Brady about Stefano’s health? “My father is sick… with sickness… and death things! He has that, that diabetes, and it’s affecting his whole body, like his thing, and his other thing, and it’s just very bad sickness and he has maybe some time to live or whatever.” For such a skilled liar, she should be ashamed.

What Happened In Salem: Week of February 18th

February 26, 2013

Chloe’s tiresome scheming continued, but there were actually people in Salem besides Daniel Jonas…

Abigail confirmed to Cameron that her Circle is still Golden (unlike Nicole’s, which is Misty).

Read the rest to find out What Happened In Salem last week!

Dribs and Drabs… of INSANITY

February 25, 2013

So I’m a thousand years behind (or just one episode now, whatever), but I have some scattered thoughts from last week.

Like… it’s nice to see that Abe and Theo have been spending their time at the Salem Costume Mart.

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I didn’t realize they had hipsters in Salem, but in the grand tradition of all things Days, they do it completely bonkers and it’s a 60-year-old and an 8-year-old.

It was also nice of Gabi and Julie to coordinate their ugly outfits (based on the patterns of someone’s mom’s china) before meeting up to talk paternity tests.

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I also loved Sami being like, “You’re listening to Julie? She hasn’t had a paternity test since Nixon was in office!” Because obviously it’s a totally normal thing that everyone does all the time.

While we’re on the subject of visuals…

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…did Chad use some reject art his father left lying around (look at that chess-y thing behind Rafe!) to decorate the coffee house that everyone just remembered he co-owns?

But nothing could top the glee I (almost) felt at this.

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That junkie demanded Nicole hand over her jewelry, and she took off her earrings, and then he was like, “The necklace, too!” And she seriously said, “It was my mother’s…!” Guys, I swear I could hear her finishing, “…CAMEO!” in my head. But she never did it. Talk about a letdown.

Though there was that gem of a line that came later: “It’s the only thing I have left of my mother’s, and I’m not gonna give it to this crazy hop-head!” Sometimes I feel like there’s a writer or five from, like, Dragnet on staff here.

Delays of Our Lives

February 25, 2013

Apologies for the slowness of posts in the past week. I’m only now watching Friday’s episode because I had to travel cross-country for a funeral.

My Aunt Stephanie passed away last week. I remember she and my grandma watching Days and Another World when I was little, so when I started watching fifteen years ago, we had a lot to talk about. She watched less and less as the years went by, so every few months, I would fill her in; every Christmas, we would both watch the Horton Christmas ornament episode and debrief about it. To me, that is the real power of this show, even when it’s mind-numbingly stupid. It can bring generations together in a way that few other pieces of entertainment can. Aunt Stephanie loved tradition, and that Christmas episode will always be extra-special to me because it will be a way of remembering her.

And now back to our regularly scheduled mocking.

What’s Really Important Here

February 23, 2013

I’m several Days behind due to a family emergency, but I just caught this:

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They got a new Sydney! What a cutie. I loved baby Sydney soooo much, but this last one always seemed so befuddled/scared/comatose. If this new little girl is half as great as her onscreen brother, we could be in for some serious cuteness overload.

We Need More of These Two

February 20, 2013

Apparently Stefano is done doing… whatever kind of very important getting-dressed-up-and-sitting-in-a-room that has required his presence in Downtown Europe for the last six months.

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“I’ll come back whenever I want, fuck you very much!” (Anyone else catch that middle finger?) I really hope he comes barging into whatever cheap-ass wedding Kristen and Brady wind up throwing in the Town Square or wherever.

In other Crotchety Salem “Businessman” news:

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Was anybody else hoping Victor would go rub some of that toxic dry cleaning solution on one of Maggie’s ruffled monstrosities and hold it over Chloe’s face? Shut up, woman! I know she was trying to annoy him, but good grief. Memo — and I hope this penetrates your 90 pounds of hair: Daniel is not going to want you more because you come barging into his apartment insisting that you’re homeless and have to live there. How enticing!

What Happened In Salem: Week of February 11th

February 16, 2013

Valentine’s Day hit Salem, which made everyone even more love-stupid than usual…

After Sami found what appeared to be an engagement ring in EJ’s pocket, they spent an entire week caught up in a “wacky” (that’s French for “stupid,” right?) misunderstanding in which she thought he was going to propose marriage. It turned out the ring was just part of a promotion for Countess W. Maybe EJ should have a chat with his sister and Brady, who were also talking marriage. Kristen continued her scheme to get Brady to propose so that she can leave him at the altar, even though she’s starting to develop feelings for him. Brady resisted — because his last two fianceés wound up dead and not because it’s insane to marry your father’s ex with whom you have been having an affair for three months.

Check out the rest to find out What Happened In Salem this week!