Will the Auction Raise Enough to Pay for a Set?

When the brash, tacky D-list reality star can’t emcee your Catholic school’s fundraiser because she has come down with a terrible/fake case of laryngitis, who’s the next best choice? Oh, I know: the former serial killer who was once POSSESSED BY SATAN and whose most recent visit to the church involved broadcasting a video of a priest’s rape!

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I have so many thoughts about this gala (“gala”), and most of them are “WTF?” and “I can’t” and “Are you fucking kidding me?!” The event takes place in an unseen ballroom while Hope and Aiden hang out in a closet and watch it on a monitor? They get Patti Stanger to film a cameo, but instead of actually being at the gala, she’s calling to cancel because she’s sick? Professional psychiatrist Marlena gets up in front of a crowd and tells terrible jokes about mental illness? Is this real life?!

This was so cheap that it made me long for the days when Will was playing beer pong in the Town Square. Well, almost.

Seriously, how depressing was this?

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Still, by some miracle, the chemistry between Hope and Aiden is actually working, and I kind of almost bought that whole stupid waltzing setup. The slow build between these two is working so well for me, and I hope whatever’s happening here gets Hope to take a real look at her marriage.

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That said, perhaps someone should warn Aiden what happened the last time Hope put her hair up and did a waltz. And she’s in a room full of allegedly valuable art, no less!

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16 Comments on “Will the Auction Raise Enough to Pay for a Set?”

  1. Erin L. Says:

    Seriously? 6 months of hearing about this “Gala” and it’s in Kristin’s old hotel room? I will willingly sit through Midol product placement if it gives this freaking show a budget once in a while. How much money did they blow getting Patti whatever to say she was sick for 30 seconds? (also-Who wears lip gloss when they have laryngitis? Was she getting dressed and ready to go when she came down with it?) Couldn’t that money go towards making this thing good? Or are they still recovering from the Days-aster

    At least Sami on a rampage has been good.

    • mykleraus Says:

      It was actually shocking how cheap it was. Like, I couldn’t believe what was happening on my TV. I don’t think it fully hit me that we weren’t going to see the gala at all until I saw Marlena on that little TV screen, standing in front of a curtain and some potted plants.

      • Jayme Says:

        Shameful. There were sooo many characters drawn into this story, including the Orbit gum lady(!), and you’re telling me they couldn’t have at least had this thing at TBD??

        As cheap as it was, nothing will compare to all the private dinners they were having 2 years ago in the middle of the Town Square.

      • mykleraus Says:

        Yeah. Why did they HAVE TO get this damned room at the hotel if we were never even gonna see it?

      • Dylan Says:

        Who has a private dinner in the middle of the mall? I remember Rafe set up his “romantic dinner” for Jordan in the cardboard space.

      • mykleraus Says:

        God, that made me ill on like four different levels.

  2. ML Says:

    Hope’s hair is SOOOOOOOOOOOO Princess Greta!

    • mykleraus Says:

      The hair, the dress, the crazed look in her eye… I’m nervous!

      • Erin L. Says:

        Am I the only one who had a problem with the lopsided boob thing going on with Hope’s dress? It’s like the dress wanted to be a 1 shoulder but at the last second chickened out.

      • mykleraus Says:

        It was driving me nuts, too. It took me half the episode to figure out if it was supposed to be that way or if it was just sitting the wrong way.

  3. UnderYourWing Says:

    where did hope’s biceps go?

    • mykleraus Says:

      There was a time a while back (2005ish?) when she honestly looked scary and I was concerned for KA. She’s looked healthier in recent years, but a dress showing that much clavicle and skin isn’t her best look.

  4. UnderYourWing Says:

    that is the problem……one of them anyway.

  5. otherweb1 Says:

    Not a broom closet .. it’s Kristin’s old house! lol! Sooo many months leading up to the gala, and we don’t even get to see a gala happen? And Hope was THAT decked out to not even go to the ballroom? And why was all the artwork in Kristin’s room? Isn’t it supposed to be down in the ballroom so the bidders can actually see what they are bidding on? lol. On a serious note, Marlena’s jokes were in extremely poor taste … especially the one about telling the scitrzophrenic to wait for the beep and then they’d hear voices telling them what they should do. I was trying to guess how they put together Marlena’s makeshift backdrop? Maybe they set it up inside EJs cell? Speaking of EJ, I think this is the first Salem jail cell ever that actually shows the toilet … except I don’t think EJ needs it as I’m sure all his crap is sitting nicely in his pants! lol. I’m LOVING Sami’s rampage! It’s PRIMO!!!!

  6. otherweb1 Says:

    BTW, they totally should have yelled “CUT!!!!!” and redid the take when Aiden’s bangs fell out of place. Ewwww, he looked like such a dork! The budget for the Midol windfall must not have included redoing scenes where one of our hunks looks like a dweeb. I’ve been keeping a close eye on Ben’s eyebrows … they either aren’t so severely shaped anymore…thank god … or else the camera just hasn’t been doing as much closeups on them.

  7. fluffysmom Says:

    Isn’t there a class at UCLA that could make and donate a few sets as part of a class project??


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