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  1. It still makes me chuckle when they make reference to it. One of the funniest episodes of a Soap I've even seen. Glad I was watching at the time. Wasn't Xander in his socks? I thought I noticed him wiggling his toes. Oh, of course. Jan goes back into a coma. Why did I ever think she'd go to Statesville, or escape into the shadows. I know Those Writers want a bunch of scenes where it someone may or may not figure out what's happening between Gwen and Dr Snyder but they made Dr Snyder look like a total moron of a drug dealer. It made me chuckle when Shawn/Brando
  2. Jordan sleeps there when she's not tormenting Ben as his Guilty Conscience, and she makes the bed every morning. It was funny to me that Ben still wanted to hang out in the cabin after he almost Char-Grilled Claire. Like that didn't kinda kill the mood of going there to Not-Sign the divorce papers? It seems like the Show doesn't like to kill off its female villains, so the only real mystery left for me regarding Jan is whether she'll actually get sent to Statesville, or she'll get to sneak off into the shadows like Kristin.
  3. One could also argue that Jan is holding a gun in Chloe's face, and because Chloe is a mother she doesn't want to risk her own life by bringing a knife to a gun fight. The gun is probably going to win. There was the potential for an interesting thought experiment into whether Chloe could actually kill Claire in the way she killed the drug lord when her life was on the line, but Those! Writers didn't go anywhere with it. Was Paulina's reveal that she was lying to Marlena about her plans for The Square some hint at Paulina being the next Mustache-Twirling Villain? That was weird.
  4. Yes, she did! And it's driving me crazy because not one of Those Writers can remember their own Plot Points! And, at the time I was relieved we'd never have to see those stupid teeth again. Dr Snyder revealing to Kate that he knew she was faking her blindness was hilarious. The best laugh I've had all week. I like that Dr Snyder is both smart and despicable. If Kate is faking her blindness just to mess with Jake and Gabi, I love it. But sorry, I don't buy Kate being so desperate for a man that she can't stand the thought of losing Jake to Gabi. Ava lying to Rafe about
  5. Kate's blind! The Plot Point Dart just landed on Ciara having amnesia, so I was puzzled as to what Kate's malfunction would be when she woke up. For as much as Jake disappoints me as a DiMera, I kinda liked him being there for Kate when she woke up, and how Brandon Barash conveyed a genuine concern for Kate's well being. Probably both. If it's not at least one of them, I may have to throw out my Plot Point Dart Theory and start over again. Those Writers! *shakes fists at the sky* Seriously, though, as bad as Kate faking blindness could be, I have some faith that Lauren Koslow c
  6. Stacy Haiduk is a good actress. I like her. But she didn't make those scenes, with all of the hysterical crying, work for me at all. It was like a bunch of fake crying was the only way Kristin felt like she could save her relationship, and maybe that was the point? Eric Martsorf was the only reason some of those scenes were interesting. It's refreshing that Nicole and Xander's affair can have ramifications that don't involve Nicole becoming pregnant with his baby. Even if Rafe was being a good detective in asking Sami and Lucas questions, there was no legal reason for them to
  7. Lucas verbally assaulting Brady was awesome. After being subjected to this ridiculous KruSan storyline for what seems like an eternity, Lucas could have gone on for the entire episode and I would have watched every second of it. If my guilty conscience is my dead sister who looks like she's been hanging out in Botox and Fillers Heaven, I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be too bothered by that. Please let it be EJ at the door so we can get on with this!
  8. Yep, and I loved her decision to call Ben rather than her parents. Of course, I wanted it to be ORK, because her Claire was far more self-serving, but whatever. I'll take it. Did Chrishell Stause look like that the last time she was on? I did not know who Ben was talking to at first. All that I kept thinking during Jan's Plot Moving Exposition Dump was that she saw Dr Rolf out in the parking lot with a syringe full of something. She didn't say anything we didn't already know, and what a pathetic villain revealing every step of her diabolical plan to someone who never needed to
  9. It's like you're reading my mind. There was no way she could tell Jack the whole truth and nothing but the truth, because I don't think she's ever had the experience of being accepted flaws-and-all, and loved what Emily O'Brien did with that. But I think, as least with Gwen, Those Writers have done a good job of demonstrating that Gwen is such a broken human being that it would be more unlikely for her to start being absolutely truthful at this point. That's not to say that the plot isn't also an influential factor. And honestly, I'm ready for Dr Snyder to start rol
  10. Me, too. I'm not a big fan of this kinder, gentler version of Ava but I really appreciated the friend she was being to Nicole today. Why is that Ron's fault? There are at least 13 other writers on The Writing team. I like Allie in her scenes with her parents and Kate. I like Tripp in his scenes with Dr Snyder being an ass to him, and with Steve and Kayla. Allie and Tripp have already become FF material for me, though. I'm crossing all of my fingers and toes that Sami and Lucas will conspire with Xander to trick Kristen into thinking they're dead, so he
  11. I'm pleasantly surprised that they've allowed Kate escape Kristen's Mustache-Twirling antics, because I hated the idea of Kristen being able to triumph over Kate. Why wouldn't he? The breakup was fake. And even if Kate had really broken up with him, emotions don't just die off in a day or two for most people. I'm not sure Lauren Koslow is actually trying to be Kristin in a Kate mask but I love watching her and pretending that's what's happening. The Writers haven't done much of anything to establish that Xander is so desperate for cash that he'd help Kri
  12. It seemed so stupid to me. I liked that Kate got to reveal to Chloe that Kristen had been plotting against her for months but it seemed so stupid that she never once called out for Jake or Gabi, or told Chloe to scream for them. I loved that Kate was able to claw her way back to the DiMera Mansion, especially after she made her way to the hospital after Vivian buried her alive awhile back. Sami and Lucas were fun. I don't buy that Sami is so irresistibly, sexually attracted to Lucas but they banter so well together. Enjoyed Nicole telling Rafe about half of the tr
  13. It's funny that you say that, because during today's episode I was trying to imagine a way Those Writers could hand wave all of this away by saying someone has been wearing an Eric Mask in Africa, and he hasn't made any of those calls. I'm not sure it's a good thing that I've turned to masks to explain away storyline issues. I had the same feeling. Mostly during the Jake/Gabi scenes, and I don't even like them that much. Whoever wrote today's script had some sense of the "good old days". Yes, my main problem with Xander/Sarah was that she basically emotiona
  14. Agreed. And I don't believe that Eric would ever abandon Nicole and her daughter, so this phone call nonsense just doesn't work for me. Many thanks to whoever wrote today's script. I laughed so much. I loved Nicole having a self-aware conversation about how she knew she had no right to be jealous about Rafe and Ava but it was happening to her, regardless. Not a big fan of her having sexy-times with Xander, because it was so evident that she hated him previously, but I'm fine with her ruining her marriage to Eric. Alison Sweeney is a Miracle Worker for making me w
  15. It seemed like Kristen had a plan that involved her taking off the Kate mask and putting the doctor/nurse's mask on but whether that will actually make sense in the next episode is another story. At least Sami got to be smart enough to figure out Kristen's mask shenanigans in the storyline that seems like it will never end. I was really hoping that Nicole would show up and ruin Rafe and Ava's boring date but, OK, she's getting into trouble with Xander. Anything to make these silly phone calls from Eric go away would be nice. Whatever Happened to A Plane Crash???
  16. It seems like the "New Head Writer" thing will probably go on until the show is cancelled. Who is going to be the New Head Writer that is going to make the show great again? They had Sheri Anderson in their midst years ago, and Ken Corday seemed fine with her departure. There are a handful of Writers on the writing team who've written soaps for decades, and it seems unlikely any of them are getting promoted to HW. It appears to me that Corday likes Carlivati's style of writing. The funny thing about that is that it sounds like NBC doesn't even care how much the fans like t
  17. Not at thing. I feel like you're reading my mind. What is happening to me? I was totally #TeamChloe during all of those scenes with Sami and Lucas. I really wanted to smack Sami, and I usually root for her and her schemes. I don't know how the hell Kate jumped out of that car but at least she did, and hopefully someone will find her soon enough to put an end to this disaster of a storyline. Poor Chloe. Freaking KrAte lurking in the background. I hate, hate, hate what those Writers have done to Claire. She's become such a whiny, pathetic character.
  18. I'm not a big Chloe fan but I hate that Lucas is lying to his friend about having a brain tumor. That said, I agree that everyone involved did a good job of turning it into a twisted kind of comedy relief. I'm crossing all of my fingers and toes for this...and then @norcalgal mentioned Brady being in a coma and I feel like this storyline could go on for an eternity. There are people who don't sympathize with Gwen, though, so I see her as more of a grey character. Gwen's villainy was based on a flawed assumption that her father rejected her, and now she's trying to
  19. I'm hoping the Writers will allow him to be just a jerk and not turn him into some silly Dick Dastardly villain because they have a quota of Spoiler-i-fic Plot Points to fulfill. I actually like the idea of Rafe and Nicole acting out some kind of subconscious-like parental fantasy that the characters can't consciously engage in but I may be imagining things that aren't there. Poor delusional Jan. Her plan to set up Belle for Charlie's murder was pretty good before she "woke up" from her coma, and has done nothing but brag unnecessarily and basically shoot-hersel
  20. If the show were written more intelligently, Jack's instinct for other's criminal behavior contrasted with his blind spot for Gwen would be one of the many layers of this storyline. My feelings exactly. I don't know if the writers are consciously constructing the story in this manner but this is the kind of subtext that I've been viewing the Jack and Abigail scenes. Jack is counting on his bond with Abigail to be strong enough to withstand this storm, all the while missing how it's emotionally wounding Abigail in the process. I find it to be quite tragic, an
  21. My understanding is that these six episodes are only the first half of the first season, therefore I'm not anticipating that much of anything will be wrapped up. Lucy got to do some cool things during her fight with Amalia, so I don't see her Turn as being a total crappy deal. Unfortunately, her Turn started off with a tragic event that she's still trying to cope with. I'm on the same page. The only reason I can come up with that Penance isn't reacting to Amalia's Other-Worldly comments is that they've had these conversations many times in the past, and Pena
  22. Oh, me too. I mean, she's tinkering with the timeline to fork with Abigail but I love how her pain over losing the child is real, and Abigail did actually say some awful things to her. It's all so wonderfully messy. There was definitely some chemistry between them in their scenes today. I think part of my problem with them is that the script continues to tell us how awesome they were together but that wasn't actually how the story played out. She left town shortly after Jake came to Salem, USA. I see Jack as a father who's trying to make up for lost time with his da
  23. Me, too. Someone here said that Cady had taped a bunch of scenes before she was done, and that's what we're seeing. But it's strange that we're still seeing her in that set with the couch when Jennifer could just be in Salem, USA interacting with her family. I think she's only selling one piece at a time. One appointment per day. And I'm here for it! Kayla needs a foil. Even better if he starts causing trouble for Kayla. I love it when those Writers give MBE something fun to work with. I love how she vacillates between Abigail wanting to be a better person a
  24. It seems like Stefan ousted Chad as CEO and he figured out how to steal the Mansion from him. I don't think Stefan got the Mansion because he was CEO. Then, Gabi got it because she was married to Stefan when he died. Me, too. Matthew Ashford and Emily O'Brien have great father/daughter chemistry. I'm totally convinced that Jack would be making choices about Gwen that will piss the hell out of Abigail. If Gwen is going to lose that baby, I'm crossing my fingers and toes that she'll continue to pretend she's pregnant. How many people is Kristin going to take to
  25. Nope. It's Gabi's house. She could have anyone she wants thrown out for trespassing on her property. EJ could try to steal it from her but it's still Gabi's house. That doesn't mean the show won't write someone as living there due to the limited amount of sets. . It wasn't even days, though. Charlie had been dead for weeks before she "woke up" from her coma. It's all so stupid that I almost don't even care if Charlie never comes back from the dead. Today was the Sami that I know and love. Taking down Belle with her hands tied behind her back. Bullying Lucas int
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