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  1. 13 minutes ago, DanaMB said:

    I’m (barely) hanging in there with you even though I recognize a lot of the flaws and understand other people’s hate for them.


    Whats killing (no pun intended) it for me is the Ciara actress coming and going. Makes it hard to invest. 

    I don't necessarily hate them.  If they can try to redeem Ava of all people, and excuse Abigail for trying to kill several people because of her mental illness,  I guess it's conceivable that Ben could actually become a better person.  I just hate that everyone has immediately jumped on the "Ben is the bestest, wonderfullest, most reformed reformer that ever reformed" train.  Everyone acting like he should have a statue erected in his honor doesn't really ring true.  People should still be allowed to harbor resentment for some of his previous actions - even if they understand them.  

    What I really hated was Ciara running around screeching at everyone that because SHE had decided he was reformed, they should all immediately agree with her.  Also, her entitled smugness grates.

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  2. 2 hours ago, 4evaQuez said:

    How can he have an opinion on something he did not experience? I actually like that the show allowed Eric to be more reflective about his role in the demise of the marriage. Also, I liked how Nicole brought up Eric's propensity to simply leave a situation, consequences be damned. I wish the show could have delved more into that especially in contrast with Sami.

    As for the second bolded point, I thought Nicole had another great point. This isn't an exact quote but she said something about Eric staying in Africa to help people and only receive glory in return. However, being with her means someone actually needing something from him in return that doesn't come with any rewards. Again not an exact quote. But I thought it went well with Eric's savior complex. It was something I wish the show had delved more into because while Nicole said she made Eric a lesser man or whatever the quote was. I actually thought a better framing was she made Eric a real man. One who couldn't just be praised for his selfless deeds, but a man who had to accept that he was just as complex and people needed things from him that sometimes did not come with his being rewarded with endless glory.

    I hope that made sense.

    This makes perfect sense.  Marlena, AGAIN, told Eric how incredibly proud she was of him.  No one gets told what a wonderful. heroic person they are because they consistently pick up the kids from school/day care.  Or that they really stepped up when their partner was going through a hard time at work or the kids were having trouble at school.   Eric was in AFRICA!!! EVERYTHING he did there was HEROIC!!!  He was making GREAT SACRIFICES!!!

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  3. Like (I think) a lot of you, I was pleasantly surprised that they actually had Nicole be real with Eric.  I was expecting another version of the groveling, apology tour Nicole that we all pretty much hated in the past.  But this time they actually had Nicole deal Eric some hard truths.  It's much easier to be the worshipped saint than to stay and actually do the hard work of being newly married with a child, niece and new baby underfoot - especially when pretty much everyone tells you how wonderful you are for making such a "sacrifice."

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  4. 6 minutes ago, Irlandesa said:

    Well not really Rafe very much either.  That last thing Nicole needs to do is be with another "nice guy." 

    I like that Sami is saying this is to "protect Eric" because it's the kind of excuse she is going to try to use to justify her actions but every choice and expression makes it clear it's all about humiliating Nicole. 

    But he didn't just extend for 3 months.  He extended for 3 months.  And then 3 more months. And then some more months. She encouraged him to go for a few weeks; she didn't encourage him to be gone a year without seeing each other.

    Sami doesn't think Nicole will find proof (even though she knows Kristen knows.)  And if Nicole just says "Sami cheated" without any evidence, it'll just look like she's retaliating unless she can get Lucas to back her up.

    Love this whole post.

    I really don't want Nicole with "nice guy" Rafe either.  The writers have clearly demonstrated with Eric that they don't know what to do with Nicole when she is trying to be "good."

    Sami always tries to coat her revenge/hate plans in altruistic reasons but they're never really about that.  The problem is, when Sami actually DOES do something for unselfish reasons (like trying to insist that Will establish paternity because she didn't trust Nick) she gets accused of having ulterior motives.  She never gets credit for anything good that she does.

    And yes, while I love Sami, no one would ever say forethought is one of her better qualities.  Nicole has outright threatened her with revenge but that didn't stop her from exposing her anyway.

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  5. 16 minutes ago, enchantingmonkey said:

    This was such a good family-oriented episode. I loved all of the different family members coming from different POVs, and having different influences on how they see things.  

    I think John trying to see the best in Sami was more of him falling into the role of Marlena’s husband.  I don’t think he necessarily believes Sami couldn’t do that to Eric, he just knows it’s smarter for him to play dumb.  

    I loved Belle knowing Sami would do this to Eric, and voicing it when it was just her and her father.  Belle being stuck in the middle of multiple family members is when she gets to be most interesting.  

    Paul Telfer was so fun to watch.  Enjoyed his facade of playful indifference while he was at the Pub.  

    The reigniting of the Sami vs Nicole feud is one of the smartest choices Those Writers! have made in a long time.  I was gritting my teeth with Nicole when she confronted Sami.  I love them both when they’re at their worst but I am so #TeamNicole at the moment.  

    The only thing that disappointed me was that Eric didn’t reach for a bottle of booze to self-medicate before the episode ended.  I was totally cheering him on!

    I liked that John told Belle that if Sami had quietly told Eric about Nicole, there is a good chance he wouldn't have believed her.  He absolutely nailed her intention.

    I loved the smirk on PT's face the entire time, along with gloating over his money.

    Yes, Nicole has been so incredibly boring before cheating with Xander.  Having her run around town doing her best Gladys Kravitz imitation while pushing around a baby carriage followed by her deadly dull flirtation with Rafe (it's easy to forget he's on this show isn't it?)  shows the writers don't know what to do with her character,  I like both Sami and Nicole better when they're not trying to turn them into saints.  I agree with other posters who think they should throw her and EJ together and see if anything happens.  I don't dislike the actor, I just don't think he has any chemistry with Sami.  

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  6. 23 minutes ago, Frozendiva said:

    Not once did Sami say thank you to her.

    Sami DID say a very sincere thank you to Nicole when she thought she persuaded Allie to hold Henry and bond with him.  It was right after this that Allie took off and left the infamous note.  Sami, of course, decided that it was because Nicole had been manipulating Allie.  While I know it was all plot point, I STILL can't believe Sami willingly let Nicole essentially have custody of her grandson - especially after the whole Sydney thing.


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  7. 2 hours ago, DisneyBoy said:

    I love that Eric is back...but dang...why do they insist on writing him and Nicole in such boring, vague ways?

    Nicole: My love, I missed you so while you were helping those people in Africa.

    Eric: I know, my love, I thought of you every day while I was there with them.

    Nicole: With who?

    Eric: Those people.

    Nicole: Yes, those African people who needed you.

    Eric: Exactly. But then I said to them, "Those people, I must return home quickly to remind my wife I am not dead!"

    Nicole: What a sacrifice it must have been, for those people.

    Eric: Those people did weep, my love, but I love my love for you, my love, and now we can be loving together.

    Nicole: Lovely!



    Scintillating, no? None of these "people" are referenced by name. They're just one big human lump of helplessness. How specific. 

    And why is this epic romance so lacking in flavor? Nicole is a spicy gal but its like they diluted her voice years ago and forgot she has a POV. And Eric has been through enough adventures to have more to say than a generic Hallmark card. (Heehee - Jeneric. Remember when?)

    The writers could easily punch their dialogue up or give them a "thing". Fine, you can't afford to give them a couple song - give them callback jokes or something. Something that lets us into their relationship a bit so they don't seem plastic as hell. It's not AZ or GV's faults when the words on the page are dull.

    Then there's the anniversary party, attended by more people than bothered to show for the actual wedding....perhaps because they wanted to see just how much resentment would bubble to the surface, what with Eric bolting 48 hours after taking vows a year ago. These people are shady as heck and showed up for a show.

    And then, to keep the mood light, all they do is stand around like waxworks making speeches? Fun!

    Where's the dancing? The buffet? A pinata? Anything!

    Sami at least dressed well for the sabotage.



    1000X This!  I know this is a PLOT POINT party, but who in their right mind would rather spend their (jet-lagged) time with other people (yes, even family) on their anniversary?  It's one thing to celebrate a major milestone (yup, I got to be a rather old flower girl when my brother and his wife celebrated 25 years -  and I'm STILL taller than the ring bearer) but the cold fact is, your anniversary means NOTHING to other people.  Even to people who were there - much less people who weren't.  Go to dinner, toast your great love all evening long (while feeling immense sadness that all those people are going to lose you in the future) but do not subject other people to your inane schmoopiness.

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  8. 33 minutes ago, Vermicious Knid said:

    All the thrills, no acting or singing.


    PREMIERE DATE: Midseason


    WHO: Judge Simon Cowell

    WHAT: Showcases the most outrageous and jaw-dropping daredevil acts. Each week, extreme contestants will go head-to-head in the most wild, wacky and craziest stunts to vie for the ultimate title.

    Wow.  Since I hate danger acts, this is a complete miss for me.

  9. 2 hours ago, Frozendiva said:

    Eric, you know that Sami loves parties and explodes at them.

    After being apart for almost an entire year do people REALLY want some party?  If they wanted a special night out, wouldn't it make more sense to go somewhere they could be alone?  I get that they need to move this plot along but couldn't they come up with the standard soap plot device of pretty much every. single. person. in Salem craving a bowl of clam chowder the very next day to get them all in the pub together?  Or even have Eric mention to people that he's back and will be visiting his father?  The idea that they wouldn't want one night to themselves is ludicrous. 

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  10. 20 hours ago, rr2911 said:

    The kid dancers and Mean Howie show was no doubt staged. The mother said Howie was mean for giving her other son an X when he performed. That's the issue I have with kids being on the show. The kids and parents should be able to accept an honest critique and not be treated special.

    This is why I hate when they put little kids on.  The mother was basically saying her son should have been given a pass because HE WAS A CHILD.  I HATE when we're supposed to think someone is wonderful because they are "good for their age."  NO, it's the same as when some incredibly old dancer comes on and people ooh and ahh because they are X years old and basically dancing without a walker or we're told someone is a wonderful singer because they've faced hardships.  People should simply be talented.  They should have an enjoyable act.  It shouldn't be that they are good in spite of their challenges.  I'm old, not thin and amazingly average in looks, does this mean I should be the next supermodel because I'm willing to try to walk the catwalk even though I have "obstacles to conventional beauty"?

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  11. 5 hours ago, peachmangosteen said:

    @Irlandesa I loved Chanel's dress, too! I'm liking the new actress more and more. And I totally was hoping she'd run into Xander lol.

    I liked this episode a lot.

    I kept trying to think who Chanel reminded me of when it hit me.  She is the love child of Octavia Spencer and ..... I can't think of who.

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  12. 1 hour ago, Frozendiva said:

    Ciara's behavior should be setting off red flags for Theo and her family. A selfish, headstrong witch, really. Ben should be free of her and thank his lucky stars that she can be a witch to someone else.

    Yes, they aren't writing Ciara as someone who has finally realized she is in love with her best friend and really wants to get married.  She's using her relationship with Theo as a cudgel designed to inflict the most hurt in addition to going out of her way to be a bitch to both Claire and Ben.  Is this supposed to be witty banter designed to make Ben (and us) feel affection for her?  Move over, Noel Coward.

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  13. 28 minutes ago, Pearson80 said:

    I don't care how implausible it is, I will take it.  I accepted mime sex with no shame. It is what it is..

    Yes, I guess if Jack can still be alive despite the fact that he has no internal organs what's a few scars.

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  14. 2 hours ago, Frozendiva said:

    So we're seriously supposed to believe that Bonnie and Justin have never had sex?  I guess show has just forgotten that Adrienne has had a double mastectomy and has scars.  Maybe they went the same place Philip's amputated leg, and Brady's heart transplant scar did?  I don't expect the writers to remember every detail but at least a LITTLE continuity would be nice.

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  15. While I could have done without the Ben worship, I was glad to see Claire finally getting her spine back.  Ciara WAS being a stone cold bitch and it's time someone called her out on it.  And Shawn should have done more to shut that shit down.  This is is daughter, who struggled to become healthy who's being trashed.

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  16. 1 hour ago, saber5055 said:

    Does anyone know if any of the AGT winners make it to Vegas, even at a small crummy casino? Yes to Terry Fater and Darcy Lynn, and Jackie Evancho has been on television and such. But Spoken-Word Guy from last season .... is he working anywhere. I mean, getting paid for his "talent"? I can imagine Prince Poppycock headlining a show and he got kicked off before his time. It would be interesting to know which acts are getting a show and which are not.

    Although thinking about it, so many of these acts are already professionals working in circuses and theaters around the world so I guess I answered my own question.

    I know Piff the Magic Dragon and Tape Face both have acts in Vegas - even though neither one won.  I think one of them actually uses a phrase like "Lost on AGT" in their advertising.

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  17. 2 hours ago, LucidDreamer said:

    "Here's my va-jay-jay" -- coined because a lot of contemporary female dancers do leg lifts and spreads all the time.

    I'm not a dancer, but know something about it, and the little girl dancer was not "all that." Decent, but nothing special, esp. since dancers can turn professional at 16 or 17, so being 13, she should be more advanced in her technique.

    The little girl opera singer -- I always hate seeing young kids singing opera (or other music too advanced for them, emotionally as well as technically). I don't think she really understood what she was singing -- it sounded like mimicking to me. And it is the worst possible thing you can do with a child with a good voice -- have them sing stuff that is really too hard on their growing vocal chords, etc. It always makes me cringe when I see (and hear) young singers basically destroying their voices before they are even in their teens. (I studied voice and wasn't allowed to sing certain arias even in my early twenties, because my vocal teachers felt my voice wasn't mature enough. A nine year old had no business singing like that).

    So are we giving up the fiction that this show is about finding a Vegas act?  I know of virtually no one who would pay money (especially in Vegas where options abound) so see a "poet," (Yes, I know he won.  I just don't believe there is a line of people looking to buy tickets to his headline show) a choir, an act based on a "surprise" or gimmick (which has already been revealed) or a lone contemporary dancer, regardless of age.  As 3 minutes in a variety type show, some of these acts would indeed be successful, (it might give people a chance to actually SEE their entire act rather that multiple reaction shots from other people) but I can't see any of them headlining a show.

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  18. 16 minutes ago, Chellfairy said:

    So far, there is very little sexual chem with nuEJ /Sami. It’s all weird

    What's also really weird is his lack of passion in his apology to Sami.  He showed passion when sparing with Gabi so he's capable of it, but his apology to Sami sounded sort of like "Sorry I spilled wine on your dress.  I know you liked it."

    Do people REALLY answer calls from unknown numbers?  Both Brady and EJ answered Kristen's calls.  The whole point of caller ID is so you don't get those calls.

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  19. 1 hour ago, Frozendiva said:

    First time I saw Jackee dialed a bit down.

    This is the first time I've really liked her character.  She actually seemed like a human being rather than a cartoon.

    3 hours ago, Artsda said:

    Ben's writing was pretty good today, I laughed out loud at the comparison of Theo to puppies. 

    Ciara protests too much. She's letting Ben in. Her face at the fireworks gave it away. 

    I liked the new Chanel, seemed to have more depth. 

    He wasn't wrong about Theo - that's why it's called puppy love.  Ciara dumped Theo a long time ago when she decided he wasn't exciting enough (she was going to make a play for Chad.)  She only really wanted Theo back after he became involved with Claire - and I STILL don't see how people thought Ciara was in the right when she wrote that letter to him and somehow Claire was wrong because she kept it from him.  Ciara has ALWAYS felt she is entitled to whatever she wants.  If Ben really wants to put up with her spoiled childishness I say, have at it.  It keeps him out of the orbit of characters who have the potential to be good.

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  20. 12 minutes ago, Retired at last said:

    I also hope that this is the end of the Paulina character and that she leaves town, but I am guessing that she will now start on her redemption tour. I haven't been a fan of anything she has brought to this show/story, so I would be fine if she is gone. 

    I confess, I've never really liked her in any of her roles (that I've SEEN) as they have always struck me as more caricature than character.   So when she came on and was really OTT I wasn't expecting much.  She hasn't been overly grating here but I can't say I'd miss her if she was gone.  

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  21. 1 hour ago, brisbydog said:



    I really hope the Town Square mess happens sooner rather than later.  Since we KNOW they won't destroy the legacy of Tom and Alice this whole plot is just really boring.

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  22. 4 hours ago, enchantingmonkey said:

    Are we supposed to be learning something about Paulina in all of these scenes in which someone almost discovers her E-VOL plan for the square, or is it just a feeble attempt at building suspense?  As soon as Lani confronted Paulina, I knew it was going to be half-truths or outright lies to dance her way out of it.  Is there something else to these scenes that I'm missing?  

    She is a terrible liar.  When Lani heard her saying "Abe can't know about this"  all she would have needed to say is that she was planning a romantic surprise.  Trust me, Lani would NOT want details (I don't want details about their love life and I'm not even related to them!)  And why would she consider telling Lani the truth?  She knows that Lani would tell Abe immediately so why not just tell him?

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  23. Couple thoughts about today's episode. 

    When they told Jake he was out, why didn't Gabi use that as an opportunity to tell everyone that they also were out - of HER house?  Why is she letting them all stay there when they've made it obvious they have no intention of supporting her or Jake?

    Abe and Paulina have absolutely no chemistry whatsoever.  Maybe the fact that they're forced to act like teenagers who just had sex for the first time in their lives is the reason.  

    Eli really needs to start finding other people to interact with.  Between Lani and Rafe, they've managed to suck every bit of interest out of him.

    Ava apparently has no desire to ever support herself again.  She has somehow decided that the fact that Rafe lets her live there means that she can be completely dependent on him.

    The ONLY good things about today's episode was Lumi and the fact that at least we're over the stupid fake blindness plot.

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  24. 18 hours ago, Brian Cronin said:

    It really doesn't stand out in the rest of the mess, but yeah, Liz's 180 on Red at the start of the episode for NO REASON was bizarre. She was just trying to KILL HIM only TWO EPISODES ago, and now she's just chilling with him in the park like nothing happened. What in the what?

    Because she found out that the random woman who SAID she was her mother wasn't really her mother.  It doesn't matter WHO Red kills as long as it isn't Liz's MOTHER (who Liz loves tremendously, even if she doesn't know who she is.)

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  25. 6 hours ago, RedElf said:

    Why is Kate lying in bed?  Being blind does not make one an invalid.

    And why is she lying in bed - under the covers - while fully dressed?  Who does that?  Loved Chad being the asshole he is to Kate.  And he's right, she really is coming across as pathetic.

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