Archive for September 2013

Sights of Salem

September 30, 2013

I know they have probably already filmed Christmas (2015), but I didn’t expect presents so soon.

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Also, I appreciated Chloe’s two-day cameo as a way to keep the character alive and, frankly, redeem her from some of the really crappy writing of her past two stints.

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But what facility was she at? The Neutrogena Institute for Curing Mental Illness With Bronzer? Good grief.


What Happened in Salem: Week of Sept. 23rd

September 30, 2013

Miracle of miracles: it was a Sami-free week. And yet this happened…

Daniel took Parker to Chicago to see Chloe, who claimed to have undergone intensive therapy but was clearly lying, as she spent much of the time advocating for Daniel to be with Jennifer, which no sane human being would ever do. While Daniel was gone, JJ and his pals swiped Jennifer’s key to Daniel’s place and spent the night partying there. Daniel used his magical skills of deduction and figured out JJ had been there, though it’s unclear why he didn’t suspect any of the other homeless Salemites (Marlena, Lucas, Kate, Hope — some of these people haven’t slept in a bed in years!). Daniel told JJ that he wouldn’t tell the cops or Jen, on the condition that JJ moves back home. Jen found out that Daniel had talked to JJ and blasted him for making things worse, which is sort of how I feel every time he shows up onscreen.

Read the rest of catch up on What Happened in Salem last week!

Casting: Upcoming Exit

September 23, 2013

Another character and actor will be leaving Salem in the near future. No big surprise here. Click behind the cut to find out who it is…


What Happened in Salem: Week of Sept. 16th

September 23, 2013

Sami was once again let out into the wild. Meanwhile…

After a blowout with Jennifer, JJ declared that he was moving out. Jennifer advised family and friends not to take him in, since she would rather see him homeless than continuing to do drugs, and we all know that homelessness never, ever leads to drug abuse. JJ asked Theresa if he could crash at her place, but she was hesitant, seeing as how it doesn’t actually exist and she just trolls public areas in-between visiting the office for fifteen minutes at a time. Jennifer discovered that Theresa had swiped money from the hospital’s discretionary fund and fired her.

Read the rest to figure out What (the hell) Happened in Salem last week!

More Like BOREdan, AMIRITE?

September 20, 2013

Am I nuts, or is this character totally DOA?

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Usually I’m a fan of easing in new characters, rather than shoving them onscreen every damn day, but something about Jordan’s introduction is completely not working for me. Maybe because it isn’t like we’re meeting her in a Maxine-like capacity, as someone who just happens to be at the hospital — clearly the point is that she’s no-nonsense and too focused on work and just needs to be romanced and blah blah. She’s also isolated in a “story” with two B-level characters (Kate is super-crucial to the show, but it isn’t like she’s a major lead at this point) who are basically annoyed at her for doing her job, presumably because they never do theirs. And I just keep thinking, “Why am I supposed to care about this?!”

I like Chrisell Stause just fine from what I saw of her on All My Children, but something about this is not working for me. Can we maybe just cut ahead to the part where she takes off her glasses and is flashing her hooters all over the hospital while administering physical therapy sessions in six-inch heels? Cuz you know it’s gonna happen.

Bad Bad Boys

September 19, 2013

Channel your inner Bo/Roman/John and say it with me: “The damn DiMeras!”

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So Stefano has the razor that Bernardi was going to use on Rafe. Of course Stefano has the razor. He has NASA’s latest top-secret technology, reproductive material of everyone who’s ever vaguely irritated him, Amelia Earhart, and probably Fay Walker’s cameo. Why not the damn razor?

While it might not have been the most shocking reveal of all time, the scenes themselves were incredibly satisfying. Joe Mascolo and James Scott’s performances were spot-on, the lighting in the mansion was actually dramatic, and I actually found myself appreciating the way that they’ve made Stefano and EJ enemies. For the first time, it seemed to have some real purpose, and it’s going to create story moving forward.

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So good.

In other villainous news, Chad won his (incredibly boring, slow-motion) race against Cameron when he managed to slip his Junior Phoenix past her Golden Circle… only to reveal (well, to himself and us) that he’s lying about the brain tumor diagnosis!

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(I like how this acknowledgement caused him to magically become villainously greasy, by the way.)

Color me… maybe not stunned, but at least pleasantly surprised. This twist definitely adds some heft and intrigue to this Ambien of a love triangle. The only thing I don’t like is that it implies we’re supposed to be rooting for Abigail and Cameron, which, bleh. But at least now there’s the possibility of something non-snooze-inducing happening along the way.


September 18, 2013

The Will Horton recast has been revealed, and the Internet seems to have lost its mind.