Archive for November 2013

Overkill

November 26, 2013

Someone should probably tell Kate that JJ has been raiding her closet.

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Also, did you guys catch that text Hope sent to Nick?

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This is the written equivalent of the way Sami talks. If that’s the way she texts Bo, no wonder he doesn’t want to come home!

Put Your Back Into It

November 23, 2013

There might not be anything on Earth as amazing as a Marlena Evans slap.

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Say what you will about the woman [terrible mother, sanctimonious, history of Satanic possession, etc.], but when she commits to slapping someone, she puts her entire body into it. I’m not entirely clear how none of these people see it coming in time to stop her — Victor might be the rare exception because he’s fairly old — but I love that extreme wind-up and how she looks like she just ran a marathon afterwards.

Meanwhile, the son whose honor she was defending has just been defrocked.

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Luckily, he had this Members Only jacket waiting in his closet at the rectory. Not that priests can’t be into fashion (I guess?), but for a guy who has literally not worn anything but his priest garb for a year, it’s sort of a hilarious choice.

What Happened in Salem: Week of November 18th

November 22, 2013

Some Salemites from the past returned to tend to an emergency…

Theresa’s parents, Shane and Kim Donovan, arrived in Salem to hold a Brady family intervention for Theresa. After urging her to seek treatment and deciding she could stay in Salem, they booked it back to the airport as if the Pub were on fire. If I had parents like that, I’d be drugging myself into a stupor, too. Then again, maybe Shane took a look around at Jennifer, Kayla, and Hope and decided that unless he wanted to drop dead or get divorced by text, he’d better get Kim out of Salem ASAP.

Read the rest to find out What Happened in Salem without Kristen around to cause trouble!

Oh Dear

November 22, 2013

What in the name of Carly and Lawrence’s hideous Moroccan-style mansion in Alamainia is Abigail wearing?!

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Girl, take a look in the damn mirror and tell me if you’re really surprised Chad isn’t coming back to Salem.

A Very Brady Intervention

November 21, 2013

So here we are: the first Days AK (After Kristen). And look what they got us — Shane and Kimberly!

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Of course, there’s always a weird comedown after a great climax like we got with the Kristen/Brady wedding and its aftermath. I was a little worried to start Monday’s episode, fearing that we’d be back to an hour of Daniel and Jennifer mooning at each other across the nurses’ station while Maggie stood in the background, clapping her hands like an idiot. But so far, so good.

The Brady family intervention for Theresa might not be another “Sex Tape in a Church” scandal, but it’s good, solid Days. I find Theresa interesting, even if I do think she’s been used a little cartoonishly, but anchoring her to a bunch of characters we recognize and know so well really helps. We had Caroline, Kayla, Kimberly, Shane, Hope, and Roman (I was going to complain that he’s the only “impostor,” but the guy has been playing Roman for sixteen years, so…) coming together for troubled Theresa. I loved how they acknowledged what a shitty upbringing Theresa must have had, with Shane jetting all over the world and Kim being such a basketcase — Shane telling Theresa, “Your mother is a very fragile person” was so perfect and also goes a long way toward explaining why Theresa is the way she is. I really hope this marks a turn for the character; she can still be troubled and scheming, but maybe they can tone down the bravado and she can have some actual goals now, too.

The less said about JJ playing that guitar, the better, though.

What Happened in Salem: Week of November 11th

November 18, 2013

The ripple effects of Brady and Kristen’s non-wedding were felt all through Salem…

In the aftermath of the most embarrassing wedding since Sami tried to get married in cornrows, tensions exploded throughout Salem. Brady finally realized that Kristen is a lying liar who lies (and also rapes), and he broke it off with her for good; he then did not speak or move for the rest of the week, as he had used all his brainpower for that one act. Eric was horrified by what Marlena had done, as he never expected her to show a sex tape in a church, based on her previous good behavior at St. Luke’s (being exposed as an adulteress, defiling it with pentagrams, and so forth). Maggie was heartbroken to discover that the ruthless, morally ambiguous mobster she married had done something ruthless and morally ambiguous.

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

November Preview

November 16, 2013

November is already half-over, and our favorite Salemites have already disgraced St. Luke’s once again with their usual behavior, but here’s an extended NBC promo of what else is coming up during November sweeps.

Er, probably don’t watch if you don’t like to be spoiled. Discussion behind the cut.

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