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April 2, 2020 at 8:02 am #1203406230
Sorry to hear that you’ve been sick, Freeman! I hope that you are feeling better soon, whether it’s coronavirus or something else. I’d been following Greg Rikaart’s and Christie Clark’s progress, and am glad both are feeling better. Greg posted a video yesterday and looked really good.
I was pretty annoyed that the show did an April Fools episode instead of progressing storylines or working on things that will actually matter, but then I ended up really liking the episode. While it would be fun to have Leo and Sheila on a longer term basis, it was good to see both of them. It was fun seeing Ciara fake kill Clyde, and Daniel as just a good-time flake was also funny. That baby was incredibly cute, too.April 1, 2020 at 9:43 am #1203404717
I really can’t stand Janelle, but Carly is terrible as well. Maybe I’m just being a sucker, but I feel like they all handled Janelle’s concerns and objections about Wiley’s surgery really poorly. But I like that this pushes the custody issue and makes Michael and co. even more desperate to win. The marriage plot with Willow seems much more likely now.
In terms of getting rid of character, ideally Peter would get busted for all he’s done and just leave the country; Sonny would get shot in the same shootout that kills Cyrus and go into a coma. His best chance for recovery would be at a long-term care facility in Europe, and Carly goes with him along with Donna, but Joss and Dev stay in PC, and Ava regains custody of Avery. I guess I can’t have it both ways and make Sam go back to prison for violating her parole, but maybe she moves with the kids to Queen’s Point, closer to Spinelli, until the heat from the recent mob war dies down. Janelle does something to overplay her hand, causing Valentin to betray her and undisappear the evidence of her crimes, and she goes back to prison. Valentin and Jason can stick around, and I think we all know I’ve got a thing for Julian.April 1, 2020 at 9:00 am #1203404663
Even I’ve had moments lately where I think of dumping the show, and I’ve been faithfully watching for as long as I can remember. I think it is trending upward, now that most of the brainwashing is over. Brandon Barash will be back on soon, which should be fun and give Gabi something less terrible to do. And I’m still so curious to see what is going to happen in late summer when Sami, Vivian, Eve and I think some other people will all be back on screen.
I still can’t believe they’re just getting rid of Will and Sonny. It’s crazy. They can cool it with this revolving door of characters constantly coming and going and focus on writing around the ones who are steady presences on the show.April 1, 2020 at 8:52 am #1203404649
Honestly, even with the preemption factor, it still feels quite impressive that B&B bested Y&R at all, at least for me, because I’ve always attributed much of B&B’s ratings success over GH and DAYS to the fact that it has the Y&R lead-in. That it can hold its own against all three of the other shows feels a special kind of victory even if the win is owed in large part to Y&R preemptions.March 30, 2020 at 9:32 pm #1203402087
Thank goodness it looks like this Stevano story is about to come to an end. Hopefully Anna stabbed his new eye out with her heel (I seriously doubt Ron could resist having Stevano lose the eye as he becomes Patch again) and that somehow short-circuits the chip. I guess having Marlena relent after a half hour of begging from John is better than it could have been, but it would have been so much better if she was faking and making an effort to escape, and John and Brady were saving her from that rather than her on the verge of banging a Stefano wannabe. Such a gross storyline.
Some positive notes: Thrilled that Hope is back, and hoping she finds something better to do than be regretful about all the stuff Gina was doing. It was cool seeing all the DiMera wives/widows together in the mansion after Abigail got Kate and Gabi out of the tunnels, though it seemed silly that Abigail and Anna rushed off to fight Stefano without even taking the two more murdery women with them. Looking forward to seeing Leo back this week! It’s starting to seem like there’s doing to be a special April Fool’s Day episode and Leo may not actually be back in town or not back for long, but hopefully that’s not the case.March 30, 2020 at 9:22 pm #1203402066
Power rankings for 4/1/2020
Edge of Extinction
8. DanniMarch 30, 2020 at 9:18 pm #1203402063
I could see Adam potentially going far because he doesn’t seem like a threat at the end, but he could also be an easy vote in one of the first few post-merge tribal councils. He’s also a good second option if someone plays an idol or something and a plan to get out an actual threat goes awry.
It would be great if all the women just decided to get rid of the men, or at least some of them. Adam, Ben and Wendell have probably played the worst games of anyone left, but this is when having played the worst game starts to become an advantage.March 30, 2020 at 12:01 pm #1203401516
Wow! I really thought Y&R would be the top soap until it was either the last soap standing or went off the air. Congrats to B&B!March 30, 2020 at 11:56 am #1203401504
This is incredibly sad and really very shocking. I didn’t watch much of him on AMC, but he was quite good as Dr. Baker on DAYS during the Nicole/Sami baby switch storyline and the Nighttime Hope storyline. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.March 26, 2020 at 9:21 am #1203395195
I’m glad Delores busted Spinelli and Sam in their attempts to get dirt on her. For one thing, this woman really just seems to be doing her job where Sam and Jason are concerned, and for another, surely this energy would be better spent working against Peter and proving he framed Sam (in addition to framing Obrecht, murdering Drew, attempting twice to murder Andre, helping Shiloh escape prison, murdering his own assassin, and a bunch of other stuff I’m likely forgetting).March 26, 2020 at 9:15 am #1203395185
I bet you’re right about the challenge being to come back from the Edge. I wonder if they’ll do what they did before, and basically give whoever comes back an idol or something so they don’t get voted out immediately? It’ll be fun to see how the fire tokens come into play as well. Natalie and Rob both have a bunch, and even though Natalie has been on that island the longest, she still seems like she could whoop the others in a physical challenge. Rob really impressed me, though, finding three fire tokens without anyone else even realizing it. Tyson calling Rob portly was funny, even funnier since Rob actually found all those tokens.
I’m excited to see what happens post-merge. Will the Yara group and the Dakal group fight over the scraps from Sele?
I respect Sandra for just leaving Edge of Extinction. I can totally see her feeling like she had no chance of getting back in the game and just being totally done with it, especially considering the way she got voted out. If felt like it was time to retire, rather than clinging to that island until the end and then maybe being on a jury.March 26, 2020 at 9:02 am #1203395158
I feel like I started strong and have been so-so ever since. My problem is I can’t let go of alliances soon enough (this is the thing that would also kill me if I were actually playing Survivor). We’ll see if I’m better or worse when the game becomes individual.March 24, 2020 at 7:56 pm #1203393248
I’m frankly kind of shaken after getting trounced the last two weeks, but here goes:
1. Sophie – Chummy with Sarah and Ben, has idol
2. Jeremy – Seems in good with Denise, who is in good with Kim, plus has the leave tribal council advantage
3. Denise – Best relationships on her tribe
4. Kim – Has idol and seems close with Denise
5. Sarah – Can steal a vote, in good with Sophie and Ben
6. Yul – Even with the cracks showings, seems most solid of that boys alliance
7. Nick – Probably better positioned than Wendell, who announced last week he’s looking to trade up
8. Michele – Could easily see her talking Yul/Nick into getting rid of Wendell
9. Ben – Seems close with the girls in his tribe, but Adam will try to upend that if necessary
10. Wendell – Got very shady last week
11. Adam – On the outs socially, and also no one really trusts him
12. Tony – Finally went all Tony last week, seems on the outs without Sandra
Edge of Extinction
1. Natalie – Still seems like the strongest challenge competitor and the person playing the EoE game best
2. Parvati – Craftiest person there
3. Rob – I don’t think the old school players are adapting to the frills as well as the could be, and Rob seems a little out of his element
4. Tyson – I like that he bought food instead of just hoarding fire tokens, but also don’t think that peanut butter is getting him very far
5. Sandra – Has shown no challenge prowess whatsoever this season
6. Amber – Same, but also she seems emotionally defeated
7. Ethan – I just can’t imagine him returning to the game (but then, that’s what I thought about Rick Devens in the original EoE season, so . . .)
8. Danni – Seems totally out of itMarch 24, 2020 at 12:14 pm #1203392886
No argument from re: Lulu, who really is the worst. I was surprised and somewhat annoyed that she didn’t also get hauled down to the station, considering the way she launched the glass at Brook Lynn, which honestly could have hospitalized her had she not hidden behind an overturned table. I’ll chalk it up to the perks of being the mayor’s daughter.
Sadly, neither Brando nor Lucas is interesting enough for them to be paired together. It would be like making a mixed drink that’s just two different brands of seltzer water. The two of them and Peter are three guys who basically fit the same description and between have almost a full personality (though at least Peter is doing something). I think it’s hopeless for Lucas, since they had him take such a back seat in the Wiley reveal when he should have been right at the center of it. But there’s still time for Brando. Which reminds me: Where’s my dude Dev? They’ve totally shifted the kids story over to the other three and outside of almost going to that dance with Joss a couple of weeks ago, he’s been doing nothing lately.March 24, 2020 at 11:55 am #1203392860
More often than not over the last week and a half, DAYS has been mostly or entirely subsumed by coronavirus updates, so I’m perpetually a day or two behind because the On Demand option doesn’t usually show up until pretty late.