Break It Down

Now that the anniversary festivities and serial killer story have wrapped, let’s take stock of where we are.

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Oh, I know: CRAZY TOWN. This show is a hot-ass mess. Lots of individual scenes and episodes are well done, but this has to be the worst the breakdowns and pacing have been in a long, long time. Everything is happening in these bizarre, isolated bubbles. Like… are we going to see Hope and Chase react to the fact that Ben was arrested for being the Necktie Killer? Shouldn’t that be a huge piece of Chase’s story? Shouldn’t Hope be pausing to ponder WTF Aiden was doing if he wasn’t the actual killer? Does Hope even remember who Aiden was?

Meanwhile, the DiMeras’ $500 million might be missing, but Andre still has the cash to hit up Hot Topic for a jaunty, zippered, leather blouse.

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This entire story (“story”) about Sami stealing the DiMeras’ money is one of the strangest things I can remember. Sami, who got a goofy, albeit happy-ish, ending when she headed off to Hollywood last year, is now on the run indefinitely with three young children. Lucas, whose daughter Allie is among that group, possibly still doesn’t even know about any of this. Andre, in typical fashion, has decided that the most effective way to get back the money is to have his younger brother seduce Sami’s younger sister, which he apparently plans to accomplish by brainwashing Chad to go after Belle. Never mind that, if he has the power to do this, it might make more sense to skip the middleman and brainwash Belle directly. Oh, why am I even thinking about this? We’re talking about the man who, to stick it to the people of Salem, pretended to kill their loved ones and then installed them on a private tropical island done up as a replica of Salem — instead of, you know, just killing them to begin with. Hey, I bet you’d have a lot more than $500 million left if you didn’t spend so frivolously!

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And don’t even get me started on how, after surviving a near-death ordeal and basically pulling an all-nighter, Chad went to change into a suit so he could go get hypnotized. Who’s his therapist, Queen Elizabeth?

(Just kidding. Queen Elizabeth would’ve been smart enough to lock the office door.)

I really just do not get what’s going on. Half the cast is floating around offscreen, unused. How are they paying Kristian Alfonso? Are they using up her episode guarantee through 2019?

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“Why did I wake up and go through full hair and make-up at the crack of dawn just to make pancakes for Hope’s ungrateful brats? Is this what it’s come to?”

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22 Comments on “Break It Down”

  1. underyourwing Says:

    indeed !! + those pancakes sound disgusting…banana….and buttermilk? i forgot but none the less what a mess. the whole andre with the sunglasses on sneaking around mars office was so stupid….
    maybe the writers are eating pot cupcakes……

  2. Robbiemac420 Says:

    I could not agree with you more!! I wondered why Hope and Chase had no reaction to Ben being the Neck Tie Killer, and how that now let Aiden off the hook, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt of not hearing about it yet. But then I thought why wouldn’t Rafe have told Hope? Or Abby? Or Jen?

    Then Andre sneaking into Marlena’s office and drugging her and Chad? His jacket alone would have made noise enough for Marlena to know that someone was in the room! Are you kidding me?

    I’m just about ready to take a break from this show, its writers, its characters and all of the inconsistencies. There is enough real life drama going on in the world in real time! Who needs to try and follow stories that don’t make sense, while trying to keep track of current and long-ago relationships and story lines? Not me!

    • mykleraus Says:

      It’s bizarre that they haven’t had Hope and Chase react to that yet. It’s a huge, huge plot point and will completely affect Chase’s state-of-mind. This isn’t just “we didn’t see X find out about Will’s death.”

  3. fluffysmom Says:

    I’d like to see a lot more of the Basic Black story and far less of Hope’s crazed revenge tale. I’d like to see more of Theo and less of Ciara and Chase.

    Where the hell are Daniel and Nicole?

    • mykleraus Says:

      Agreed. I don’t mind the Hope story in concept, but it’s way too narrow to be on every damn day.

      I’ve hated Daniel and wished for him to be gone for so long, but even *I* miss him! It’s insane that he was frontburner through August and now has basically been downgraded to an extra.

      • fluffysmom Says:

        I agree about Hope’s story and about Daniel. For several years I felt like I was watching The Days of Daniel’s Life. Now he can’t even be seen at the hospital checking on Abby and Thomas.

  4. underyourwing Says:

    ANOTHER time thing i ignored…..when philip came back and was in victors house maggie said to him well, since bo’s funeral was yesterday…(or today) something blah blah something something…..

    or was that grandma in the pub??
    oh, nvr mind!! no bogarting:
    pass that cupcake.

    • mykleraus Says:

      Yeah, I caught that. There have been 1-2 other mentions of it. I don’t get why they’re being SO specific about time — it just makes it harder for us to suspend any kind of disbelief.

  5. Dylan Says:

    Oh don’t even talk to me about this stupid Andre/Chad story. The show finally caught my interest with this Ava Vitali storyline as well as this new, interesting Abby and Chad relationship. But I can’t stand this Hope storyline, so dumb and the Hope/Rafe pairing seems contrived to me. What is going on? There are so many interesting stories to tell and they’ve chosen this nonsense? And why is Chad getting hypnotised for the millionth time? Ugh

  6. underyourwing Says:

    i agree. chad needs to hijack the demira jet with abby and son and fly them off to happily ever after since they are booting mansi anyway which pisses me off…..


  7. Jamie Says:

    I wonder how Andre could sneak in behind Marlena with the swooshing noise that I imagine happens every time he enters a room… Or with every flourish of movement he makes….

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