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  1. Like father, like son. Your theory makes a lot of sense. I’m going to keep it in mind while watching these silly Philip/Chloe/Brady scenes and, maybe, I’ll enjoy them a little more. I like it when a character is stuck in a pattern of behavior that they can hardly overcome. The scene of John and Marlena discussing her dream was well acted, and I thought it was refreshing that it happened so early in the storyline. I expected The Writers to pretend that John and Marlena don’t have the kind of relationship where they would feel safe talking about such things. The vacillation betw
  2. No. James E. Reilly had a more specific manner of plotting out Marlena’s possession. There were a few times when Marlena interacted with the Demon but it wasn’t like they’re doing with the electronic devices. During the Previous Possession, Marlena levitating was indicative of the Demon taking over her body. These Writers aren’t really laying out what rules they’re playing by now...if they even know themselves. I liked how the Demon would prey on different characters fears and insecurities, often with some convoluted plan in mind that was usually thwarted. It
  3. Their love-making was so amazing that Ciara was convinced they were the rare occurrence of making a baby right after quitting her birth control. It was so romantic. Mmmhmm. If you’re an actress, you want Celeste’s role in that film, regardless. It’s definitely the better role. If you own a new bakery, I don’t know how the hell you’d have the time to be filming a movie. EJ wanting to be John Black was hilarious. They’re almost making me want to see scenes from this film to see what the younger actors will do with their characters from the Original Possession storyline, even tho
  4. As soon as Deacon showed up, I knew he would be crossing paths with Sheila. I just didn’t think it would be so quickly. I loved Sheila berating Deacon with “You’re going to let the Forresters win!?!?!”, because when I went back and watched all of those Sheila scenes, the one thing that stood out was how Sheila sees life as a game and other people are only obstacles to Her finish line. The Writers are actually cruel to give Brooke and Ridge no better storyline than to be annoying, judgmental busybodies. There’s not even a hint of inner conflict or ambiguity in any of their dialogue in the
  5. A Ben and Ciara Spawn? At least the Devil has a wicked sense of humor. Muahahahahaha! The Brady/Chloe/Philip thing feels so pointless, because both guys are behaving like asses and Chloe isn’t much of a prize herself. The only reason I watch any of their scenes is because I kinda like Brady and Chloe as friends, and sometimes it’s amusing to watch Philip rant like a lunatic. Only sometimes, though. I barely give a damn about Jake and Gabi but I thought Brandon Barash did a good job of tearing up when Jake was relating his story to Gabi. It’s pretty bad when a Friday episod
  6. I read that bit of dialogue as Olivia confusing Tamara’s favorite pie for Paulina’s because Tamara is the favored child. I thought there were hints of that when Olivia was visiting Paulina in Salem. She basically came to Salem to bully Paulina into maintaining the status quo of Tamara being Lani’s mother. Gawd, They went back to the silly Rupaul Demon voice. Hate it. While I felt bad for Doug, I liked how The MarDevil started to perpetrate it’s treachery by playing with people’s emotions. That was the best aspect of the Original Possession. EJ being a total ass by making disp
  7. I thought so, too, and even more so because she seemed to be concerned for someone other than herself. Like, who is this person? It makes me think They are trying to “humanize” her so she can be a potential romantic partner for Roman. I liked where the EJ/Roman confrontation ended up with EJ apologizing. It’s not going to be long before EJ is back to his Rage-O-Holic ways but it was nice that he had a moment of sobriety. The Demon’s voice on the tape recorder was creepier than the Rupaul voice it used the other day. Hope They keep it that way, as it gave me goosebumps.
  8. Jake was fun after the breakup with Gwen. I loved those scenes when they would snark at each other at the DiMera Mansion. I liked his friendship with Abigail, too. The problem now is that he basically has no identity outside of Gabi, and they’re mostly annoying. Gwen and Xander were hilarious with all of Gwen’s terrible ideas about how to get Xander out of jail. I appreciate that Gwen accepts Xander, flaws and all, whereas I kinda hated how Sarah was always trying to neuter him. Ava playing hardball. Yes, please! But honestly, “Gabi Chic” does have a nice ring to it, while “A
  9. Why would nuEJ be so bound by James Scott’s version? EJ was brought back from the dead, which means he lost his memory, then disfigured in the fire. We’ve been told several times throughout the years how difficult his rehabilitation was. For all of the flaws of this Show, I don’t see why EJ couldn’t be more of an asshole with less of the charm. Also, someone “rewriting” history isn’t all that unusual. I chuckled when EJ referred to Nicole as his favorite ex-wife, as it’s mostly because he’s so pissed at Sami right now. He definitely wouldn’t be saying that if things were good with Sa
  10. The Salem Stalker storyline wasn’t due to Marlena being possessed by a Demon.
  11. During The Original Possession, Marlena was able to enter St Luke’s and commit some of her crimes as The Desecrator. Later, she was able to enter St Luke’s again during a battle in which she had begun to triumph over the Demon. This was all before her eyes had turned yellow, though. Also, The Demon wasn’t able to change Marlena’s eyes at will. It had to hide them until Kristin figured it out, and then it revealed itself. The Demon must be so relieved that These Writers are too lazy to give it any of those silly rules it had to abide by previously. It was referred to as The
  12. Heaven help us! It wasn’t even frightening. “The role of Father Francis will now be played by Doug Williams.” Father Francis and Celeste were the only ones to know of Marlena’s possession in the early days, and Father Francis couldn’t speak because The Demon had given him a stroke. Doug will probably be grunting, sputtering and pointing for weeks. I’m assuming Possession 2.0 was in the works when they decided to have Johnnie come to town and make a movie but it feels a little All-of-the-Sudden with Marlena quickly being possessed for basically no reason, and multiple scenes wit
  13. Curious to see what might happen if Philip and Ava team up. I’m so rooting for Gabi and Jake to fail miserably. Maybe this will motivate Ava to return to her dastardly ways. NiceAva is so boring. And honestly, is Tripp even worth being boring? Old dog, no new tricks. It was nice to see you Misogynistic Victor. He did make me laugh, though, and it was good to see that John Aniston is healthy enough to do the Show. I don’t give a damn who Chloe ends up with but I liked that she walked in to hear Victor conspiring against her. I kinda hate that Abigail still believes she played
  14. The look on Chanel’s face after Johnnie told her his grandmother was possessed actually made me LOL. Enjoyed the DHs. In the early days of the previous possession, Marlena was often in a stilted, zombie-like state when she’d make her way to the surface, and I thought Deidre Hall did a good job of revisiting that during her scenes today. And, I thought Drake Hogestyn did a good job of conveying the torment he went through before and the fear of another Dance with The Devil. I got goosebumps up and down my arms when Doug told Julie the Demon left him and went into her (Marlena),
  15. Agreed. I don’t know if they used Deidre Hall’s voice, or a voice actor, for the demon’s voice in the 90s but it was really creepy. Today...not so much. And DH just didn’t sell any of today’s scenes like she did during the original storyline. I did like Abe and John reminiscing, and I was glad they mentioned Kristin pushing the idea that Marlena was dealing with something supernatural. Eileen Davidson sold the hell out of her scenes, and she was saddled with so much repetitive and idiotic dialogue. I think Abe was the Police Commissioner back then, and John, Bo and Abe had to work t
  16. Passions started in 1999, after the Possession Storyline. My guess would be that James E Reilly was given the opportunity to create a new show due to the ratings that were generated by Marlena’s possession. The DougDemon said, “It’s been over 25 years, Marlena,” but you’re correct about the years (late ‘94- mid ‘95) of the original storyline.
  17. He’s behaving like a shameless asshole at the moment. But when he first came back to Salem he was trying to make amends with Sami and repair their broken relationship. He was making a genuine effort at being a “good” person. So, I like that his rage at Sami having sex with Lucas is just bleeding into every aspect of his life. It’s like he can’t help but torch everything around him that could be a source of support at this time. His fight with Xander was such a necessary outlet for his inner turmoil that he’s refusing to deal with.
  18. I was so mad that John wouldn’t move his hand out of the way. I was able to read the first paragraph of the article and I was intrigued about the rest. LOL! Love that! But Kristin going on and on about The Signs from The Scrolls was one of my favorite parts of the cheesy-ness.
  19. How is it the same footage? There are plenty of differences from the original levitation scene. The bedroom, her pajamas, her foot positioning, and her hand right hand was clearly resting on her stomach in the original. Why would they bother reusing old footage when it could be easily computer-generated with today’s technology? Wow, EJ and Nicole. I didn’t think they’d actually be smart enough to go there. At least that’s one thing to look forward to. I should probably stop reading this thread again.
  20. At least they could have made reference to the upcoming Lunar Eclipse. That was the Big Moment the Demon was waiting for in his plot to take Marlena’s soul, kill Father John Black and destroy Salem, USA. Perhaps the Demon has become more efficient and no longer relies on the signs from The Scrolls? Doug saying he locked that bitch in the freezer on purpose was hilarious. I don’t hate the idea of the Demon coming back for Marlena. It was determined to destroy her and everyone around her. But while there was a campiness to the original story, there were plenty of strong character
  21. Lindsay Arnold’s boobs looked HUGE in the tight white shirt. I thought maybe she had something done but then I found some old pics where they looked almost as big. Oh Doug, how wicked thou art! I wonder what’s gotten into him. Did Alyson Sweeney’s exit cause a funk in the Writer’s Room? The Show has felt about as boring as my own life since Sami’s kidnapping. And they’re paying people to write this snoozefest? Where did I go wrong?
  22. It appears as though it’s from this article about how Ben and Ciara are an “It” couple in some realm of our bizarre Universe. There are several pics of Ben and Ciara interspersed throughput the article. If you scroll down, you can find the pic of Ben and Ciara mimicking Doug and Julie, although without Doug and Julie’s pic in the frame. https://www.papermag.com/days-of-our-lives-cin-2654589242.html?rebelltitem=28#rebelltitem28
  23. The Writers tried to make it seem like Adrienne had come back from the dead during Calista’s first scene, so that was probably the only reason. As soon as Julie explained that Doug had locked her in the freezer, all I could think about was how loudly @boes was cheering. At least Xander knows that Bonnie was in his hotel room. His presence in this storyline is the only reason I’m not FF-ing this Calista/Bonnie StinkFest. If only Calista would shoot Bonnie and Xander would shoot Calista...but the Show doesn’t like us to have nice things.
  24. The commercials for the insurance companies are definitely more entertaining than the Ciara/Ben nonsense. Those two twits reading Shakespeare to each other is worse than nails on a chalkboard. Mixed feelings about the mess with Bonnie. I like the idea of someone’s troubled past coming back to haunt them when they’ve finally reached a sweet spot in life, but Bonnie is so annoying and Calista is suuuch a cartoon. And yet, Calista almost makes me chuckle at times, and I’m slightly intrigued by Bonnie trying to steal Xander’s money. Gwen keeping secrets was more interesting w
  25. Is the daily dialogue always so repetitive on the Show? I feel like most of the characters have been having the same conversation for 2 weeks now. If Sheila could manipulate her way into a job at the hospital, it could be a fun way for her to weasel her way into Finn’s life. Sheila faking fainting is mildly amusing but this story seems pretty basic, so far. Other than giving Sheila a “Forrester” grandchild, the Writers haven’t done anything surprising or clever.
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