The week started with a bang, or at least a thud, as Rafe’s tender cranium was dealt a brutal blow. He was then kicked until he was squirting ketchup. Hope was called to the scene to investigate. Roman apparently had a heads up and left town to avoid doing actual police work. Abe was called away from being endlessly reminded that his wife was dead so that he could have a different body to contemplate. He didn’t bother sticking around. Hernandez was wheeled over to Salem’s most expensive butcher shop. The accusations about who would have made marmalade of his mind were soon flowing fast. It was enough to put a pregnant woman off her anchovy and green tea muffins. In fact, that’s exactly what happened as Gabbah heard the news of the Rafe rollicking and rushed to her brother’s bedside. He had always been so good to her, she sobbed. What would have happened to her if he hadn’t forced her to do her calculus homework instead of watching “Passions?” She never could have married an ex-con and ladled clam goo in a back alley pub. Read the rest of this entry »
Valentine’s Day came to Salem this week and brought a blizzard of sappiness with it. However, Scooby, Scruffy, Fred and Daphne’s trip to America’s murder capital for romance was abruptly cut short. Chloe called up the doctor to inform him that Parker was ill. He and Scruffy rushed back to town. Parker quickly recovered and went back to hurling blocks at his pops. Chloe and Scruffy sneered at one another. Even Anne joined in on that. Finally, Scooby gave Scruffy the evil eye for her deception which robbed him of the chance to see his son puke. She went home and kicked herself. Scruffy was dying, weighted down with so much excess Scooby snack that she looked like she was going to have kittens at any moment. She tried to make amends to the doctor, but it was supremely awkward since Chloe was settling into his pad like water under oil. Meanwhile, for reasons I fail to fully understand, Kristen thought that getting rip-roaring drunk would be the perfect way to convince her recovering addict boytoy that they should be together until they are no more than lusty dust. It wasn’t. He loved the pants off of her, even if he didn’t want to marry her and bring the doom that would inevitably follow. After realizing how profoundly ‘trite’ his deepest emotions were, the cockles of her heart managed to warm her reptilian blood and her brain fired up enough to doubt the merits of this entire plot. Read the rest of this entry »
It continued to sink in for Babs that being a cop in Salem sucked. You had to obey the law (once and awhile) and that was more than anyone else did. He started to think that ignoring the law might be the best way to stop crime. While all of the women in his life, from his Ma to Billie, told him that being a cop was a waste of his time, bro Roman opined that he was the Blue Ribbon edition of the force. But the city needed to make budget cuts. Considering that they have no mayor, and when they did, he had a staff of one, the people of Salem must have the lowest taxes in the world. I’m more concerned about the fact that half the city just fell into a sink hole when the sewer blew up and no one’s mentioned repairing it. Add to that the fact that the hospital kept losing electricity all week and it’s starting to sound like the place resembles a war zone more than a quaint little town in the middle of a weird garden maze. They must all be drinking severely contaminated water and huffing natural gas just to breathe. This explains a lot of their behavior. Read the rest of this entry »
For the past week, little teasers have been leaking out about the enormous changes that will hit “DOOL” when it returns for Daysaster week after the Olympics. Soap Opera Fan Blog attended a select screening of the first episode of the explosive week and was able to smuggle out this recap. Read the rest of this entry »
Now that Will has been publicly outted to become Salem’s most high profile gay man, his friends in the community were expecting him to be a little more open about it. But that’s not Will’s style. He got an earful about it from one of his club friends, but Sonny was there to stand up for Will, make puppy dog eyes at him and say how much he wanted ‘to be there’ for him. William had more on his mind than his sex life though. Or did he? He was more interested in what EJ was hiding in his drawers. After opening one up to find out, he spent most of the week trying to push Elvis into a corner and let him have it. Discovering that EJ is not a DiMera was pay dirt for Will. Unfortunately, he did the stupidest thing he could and put the evidence in a safe that half the town has the combination to. The fact remains that, aside from a letter from Alice, Will had no proof of anything and, aside from his own testimony, EJ had nothing to put William away for putting one in him. They were at a standstill anyway. William just wanted to be his right hand. I don’t think I need to explain why. Elvis still doubted that Will really knew him at all. Knowing him was exactly what Will wanted. But if Will really wanted to get into EJ’s head and heart, he probably should have picked up a few scarves. In the end, he cowed Elvis into caving to at least one of his suggestions. EJ agreed to take a polygraph. Read the rest of this entry »
The week opened with Nicole opening up to Daniel. She was waiting on his desk to show him the downward pointing arrow she’d painted on her baby bump. “Now this is why I got into medicine!” he exclaimed. After he showed her what his shaky hands can do, she popped off to bustle around town. She managed to get it into her head that, since the Salem PD was as impotent as ever, she had to take matters into her own hands. She went straight to EJ’s lair and pretended to faint. After lecturing Nicole about how she could never be trusted, Elvis bought her convenient swooning without a second thought and then swanned off to hunt down her food fix. She took the time to hunt for clues and found a bunch of bullets. Meanwhile, Rafe and pregnant Carrie sat on his desk. Smooth customer that he is, he’d heard through the grapevine that it was the best place to seduce a pregnant woman. They resisted their urges. The fact that the hotel potpourri she was chewing on hardly masked the scent of morning sickness no doubt helped. Read the rest of this entry »
This week in Salem.
Ciara and Caroline were out of town with Tommy Bear for the annual teddy bear picnic. That takes place far enough outside of town that they didn’t notice the little mushroom cloud that popped up outside of Salem. The explosion came just as Rafe confessed everything to Carrie and she admitted that she was still utterly smitten with his smirking face. With any chance at disarming the bomb gone, they started rolling up the carpets to soften the blast. Conveniently, this revealed a bomb shelter right underneath the safe house floor. Could that have been why it was chosen as a safe house in the first place? Who knows? The ISA certainly seemed pretty clueless. Luckily for the safe housers, the Salem Fire Department is about as competent as the police because they couldn’t find the massive concrete structure hidden a foot under the ground even when they were standing on. That gave them the perfect opportunity to fake their deaths and get one over on Stefano. Read the rest of this entry »
HoJo discovered a coded coin in the mysterious Keebler egg of gaudiness at the B&B in Alamainia. Realizing that Stefano wanted it for the code, they tried to crack it but had no luck so replaced it with a fake and ran off to the airport. Stefano soon discovered their ruse. Although he was furious that it didn’t contain the customary action figure, the fact that there was no secret code is what really burned his grits. He gritted his teeth and uttered threats. His goons weren’t fast enough though and Agent Spencer managed to smuggle HoJo out of town. John got back just in the nick of time. Marlena had become so lost without him she couldn’t tell the difference between speaking to him in person and leaving a message on his answering machine. She wasn’t happy that he was working in Intelligence again. The doctor reminded him that Intelligence had never done either of them any good. Meanwhile, Hope jumped onto Babs until his hands started twitching. Read the rest of this entry »
“What’s in the bag?”
Jenn and Jack catch up, Will and Marlena hang out, Nicole gets an unwelcome visitor and things don’t look good for Bo.
“I have big plans for you.”
Madison is cagey about the details of Abby’s job, Marlena has a new therapy idea for Jack and Brady argues with his dad.