Archive for June 2015

Coming and Going

June 30, 2015

The casting news keeps piling up — and thank goodness, because I don’t have a hell of a lot to say about what’s on-air these Days besides, “Did someone slip me a ZzzQuil?”

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A Very Hospitable Return

June 29, 2015

Another actor is on his way back to Salem — and while it’s not a major face for the 50th anniversary, it could be a fun one.

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Actor Out

June 28, 2015

Can’t say I’m super-surprised about this one, but I am disappointed…

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What Happened in Salem: Week of June 22nd

June 28, 2015

Most of the week’s huffing and puffing centered on Xander’s quest to kill Eric and Nicole…

Hoping to lure Eric and Nicole out of their hiding spot and/or kill them, Xander cranked up the temperature in the office building. But things turned steamy in a different way when Nicole and Eric stripped down to their skivvies and, delirious, started making out. Unfortunately, they soon lost consciousness. Daniel, Serena, and Brady came to their rescue and got them medical attention at a rather leisurely pace. The doctors feared that Nicole might have brain damage, but she awoke and was pronounced fine… after which she had memories of her time with Eric and then professed her love to Daniel. If that isn’t evidence of brain damage, I don’t know what is.

Read the full recap to find out the rest of What Happened in Salem this week!

Actress Returning

June 25, 2015

This one has been rumored and speculated on for a while, but it was confirmed today. Head behind the cut to find out…

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Damage Control

June 24, 2015

So: do we think the incoming writers have their hands in what’s currently onscreen?

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Because all of a sudden, stuff seems to be happening. Eric and Nicole came back together in their second Near-Death Basement Experience in as many years, everyone’s acknowledging that Serena sucks, and Ben both planted a tracker on Abigail and found out about her tryst with Chad in like four days’ time. Nothing has happened in either of these stories for months, and now it’s like we’re racing to get somewhere. Ben going insane over Abigail at least has the potential to inject some life into that segment of the canvas, and it means he’ll be gone sooner or later, so I say, have at it!

Part of me — the part that hates myself, probably, but still — was sort of hoping we’d get a redux of Carrie and Rafe’s subtle Kelly Moneymaker montage while Eric and Nicole were trapped in that boiling basement. No such “luck,” though. Also, I know Nicole was delirious, but I cannot imagine being trapped with a half-naked Eric and still prattling on about Daniel. And then we had to be treated to that never-ending montage of all the romantic times he’s verbally abused her and forced her to groom him. So maybe the old writers are still steering the ship here…

What Happened in Salem: Week of June 15th

June 20, 2015

The interminable elephant statue story seemed to kinda-maybe hit a climax…

A furious Eric forced Serena to tell him the truth about how Xander roped her into smuggling diamonds with him. Still enraged about Victor’s rejection and seeing Nicole with Daniel, Xander embarked upon the overly ambitious plan of seizing control of Nicole’s office building and sealing it off. Nicole was conveniently trapped in there alone, and Xander attacked her. Eric somehow got into the building with no trouble on a mere hunch and came to Nicole’s rescue in the nick of time. Xander chased them down, but they took refuge in a hidden room in the basement. Xander and Navidad found this “hidden” room (which was behind a normal door and shown on the blueprints for the building…), causing Eric and Nicole to climb into the air ducts.

Read the full recap to find out What Happened in Salem this week!