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SOD: Secrets & Lies; 11/29 Issue
Topic Started: Nov 16 2011, 11:23 PM (8,214 Views)
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The EJami Aftermath
In the wake of their grief sex at the DiMera manse, a reeling Sami and EJ try to cope with what happened. “This is something that really, really strikes deep for Sami,” says her portrayer, Alison Sweeney. “She’s always held herself on a moral high ground about this: Carrie cheated on Lucas, Marlena cheated on Roman, and she looks around town at everyone else who does it and she’s always felt like she could do a lot of things, but she doesn’t cheat. And now she can’t stand by that and it’s a terrible feeling.”

Sami finally receives the message from Rafe that Johnny is okay and rushes off to the Brady Pub to be reunited with her son. EJ is eager to join her, but a guilt-ridden Sami fears Rafe will figure out that they were intimate. After an emotional reunion with Johnny, Sami apologizes to Rafe for everything that has happened. “Clearly, Sami has all this baggage that she’s bringing into every part of her relationship with with Rafe,” offers Galen Gering.

Sami is clueless that Will spied her in the clinch with her ex. “That’s the best part of the story for me, that Will is living through it,” smiles Sweeney. “And I love how irrational his reaction is and not dissimilar to Sami’s [when she caught Marlena and John in 1993]. Obviously, there’s such a great symmetry in that.” So when Sami sees her son, he isn’t too thrilled with her. “Will views what his mom did as the ultimate betrayal of her family,” notes Chandler Massey. “Her son is missing. She didn’t know if he was alive or not. So when Will walked in on her basically doing the unthinkable, it causes tension, to say the least.”

That tension extends to the Hernandez marriage, but unaware of the reason behind Sami’s uneasiness, Rafe showers her with affection. “Rafe feels a void between them,” acknowledges Gering. “He’s trying to recapture the affection between them. What better way to that than to cook for his wife and to let her know that he loves her?”

Speaking of love, Nicole declares hers for EJ at the DiMera mansion, which makes him realize that the ripple effects of his romp with Sami have far-reaching implications.



John Gets Life
Before John’s sentencing, he and Marlena are hopeful that everything will work out. “Marlena is probably more optimistic than John,” points out Drake Hogestyn. “Her belief in John has been steadfast.”


Carrie appeals to Judge Harris for leniency, asserting that John is a good person, but the judge stuns the courtroom when she hands down a harsh sentence: life behind bars. “Marlena is devastated,” shares Deidre Hall. “She never thought it would come to that.” Adds Hogestyn, “John knew it was a possibility. Did he ever think it would be that harsh? Absolutely not. But it is what it is, so John wants to move on.”

Carrie is determined to appeal Judge Harris’s decision, despite resistance from John. “John is very stubborn,” Christie Clark concedes. “It’s difficult to get through to him, but she has to keep fighting for her father.”

Marlena fights back tears as she watches her husband being led away by deputies. “It’s one of the hardest things she’s ever had to face,” says Hall.


Despite the pain of being separated from Marlena, John is eager to be out of sight and out of mind. “John wants everyone to get on with their lives and not worry about him,” says Hogestyn. “He wants closure.”



Hope Confronts Stefano
Hope arrives at the DiMera mansion and questions Stefano about the phoenix paperweight with the inscription acknowledging a bond with Alice. “She is at his doorstep, ready to take a him on,” declares Kristian Alfonso. “She wants to know why Stefano had a connection to Alice.”

Stefano avoids responding directly to Hope’s questioning, but she refuses to be stonewalled. Finally, Stefano admits he probably gave Alice the paperweight, adding that it was likely a thank you to Alice for help she provided regarding a charity. To steer attention away from himself, Stefano claims his assistant sent it. “Hope’s not buying any of it,” sniffs Alfonso. “He would never have one of his assistants send something with the family emblem, which is the phoenix.”

When it becomes clear to Stefano that Hope has no intention of backing down from her investigation, he cautions her to let things be, cryptically suggesting that delving into the secrets of the deceased could reveal things that she’s better off not knowing. “She says, ‘Don’t waste your breath; it’s not going to happen,’” says the actress. “He knows Hope is like a dog with a bone. The more you push, she’s push back and the more defiant and feistier she’ll get until she finds out what she needs to know. This is her grandmother; she was like a mother to her. She has no intention of backing off.



Will is Gay
Chandler Massey learned in February that Will was slated to come out as gay and has kept mum since then. “Gary Tomlin, who was co-executive producer at the time, sat me down in his office and told me,” recounts the actor. “I was thrilled and honored to be part of a storyline that was so relevant. It’s a story that is important and needs to be told. On a personal level, it’s a creative challenge for me. I get to stretch as an actor.

Months later, however, Tomlin was let go as co-executive producer and Head Writer Dena Higley was replaced by Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. “I was worried because I didn’t know if the show would keep the story or toss it,” asserts Massey.


In the meantime, Massey had to remain quiet about Will’s future in Salem. “It wasn’t easy,” he admits. “My job is not to spill any storyline secrets, but this was definitely something I wanted to tell people because I thought it was so rich and valuable to the show. Let’s just say that I’m glad I can talk about it now.”


The arrival of Sonny will play a role in how Will handles his personal conflict. “Sonny is openly gay and comfortable with who he is,” notes Massey. “I believe that Will has been carrying this secret for a while. Obviously, he’s not comfortable with it. So when he sees that Sonny is okay with being gay, Will can’t help but wonder what’s going on in his head.

In the coming weeks, Will will develop a closer bond with his grandmother, Marlena, which will help him in his process. “Working with Deidre Hall is a gift,” enthuses the actor. “When I heard she was coming back, I was excited, and also a little intimidated. I didn’t know what it would be like to work with her. But it’s absolutely a privilege working with her. She is an amazing woman.


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When you get to a sentence and you wonder "is that really how that was worded?", the answer is yes.
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Uh, Sween, didn't Sami cheat on Lucas with EJ?
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lysie
Nov 16 2011, 11:24 PM
When you get to a sentence and you wonder "is that really how that was worded?", the answer is yes.
Sadly, that's the media these days. I consistently have the feeling of wanting to rip my hair out when I read Norwegian newspapers. Just bad editing, seemingly no proof-reading has been done and just BAD writing. Isn't being a decent writer a condition for becoming a journalist anymore?
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The only bright spot in dismal mess of articles is Will. CM is a capable actor and will try to watch his scenes online.
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“It’s difficult to get through to him, but she has to keep fighting for her father.”
So wait. Carrie views John as her father, but her parents are Roman and Anna.
Yet, Sami calls her mom "Marlena".

Best part of all of this is Chandler Massey and Deidre Hall having scenes. Really looking forward to that.

The rest of it seems like crap...I can't even comment on the stupidity of Sami and her being a cheater. One small redeeming quality of hers and they fuck it up...with EJ nonetheless. Like, it wasn't even a good cheat...instead a desperate, sleezy cheat. Sad storyline.
I am forgetting that this is a 3 day week, so this is probably it.

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Nov 16 2011, 11:28 PM
Uh, Sween, didn't Sami cheat on Lucas with EJ?
No she cheated on EJ with Lucas. She wasn't married to Lucas when she slept with EJ but she was married to EJ when she had sex with Lucas.
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Okay granted I don't pay much attention to Sami... but I find it hard to believe that she has never cheated. :blink: (Up until now with EJ I mean lol)
Edited by Tammy, Nov 16 2011, 11:44 PM.
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So is Chandler Massey basically saying that Will is coming out of the closet in the next few weeks?
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Tammy
Nov 16 2011, 11:41 PM
Okay granted I don't pay much attention to Sami... but I find it hard to believe that she has never cheated. :blink:
It's kind of like Bill Clinton saying he didn't have sex with Monica. If you put all kinds of caveats around the definition of cheating, then this is her first time. In the normal sense of the word, she's cheated a few times since 2007.
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Uh, Sween, didn't Sami cheat on Lucas with EJ?
No. When EJ and Sami slept together, Lucas had already broken up with her while he was in jail.

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Okay granted I don't pay much attention to Sami... but I find it hard to believe that she has never cheated. :blink: (Up until now with EJ I mean lol)
Hard to believe, but it's never happened. It could be considered cheating with Sami was with Lucas while married to EJ in the marriage she was forced into by Stefano to end the family feud between the Bradys and DiMeras in the fall of 2007. Other than that, Sami's never cheated and I always liked that about the character. It gave her great ammunition to use towards other characters that have flawed when it comes to adultery, especially Marlena and Carrie. I am disappointed that this happened to the character because it changes that.

Carrie also cheating on Austin with Mike. Lets not forget about that one.

Thanks for posting all of the spolier articles!
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Nov 16 2011, 11:44 PM
So is Chandler Massey basically saying that Will is coming out of the closet in the next few weeks?
If I'm not mistaken, doesn't Will come out to Marlena around Christmas?
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Nov 16 2011, 11:34 PM
“It’s difficult to get through to him, but she has to keep fighting for her father.”
So wait. Carrie views John as her father, but her parents are Roman and Anna.
Yet, Sami calls her mom "Marlena".
Carrie's always been MUCH closer to Marlena than she is Anna and she's always been closer to John than Roman. Roman and Anna have both left when she needed them to stay, willingly, and John and Marlena never have.
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Nov 16 2011, 11:53 PM
Carrie also cheating on Austin with Mike. Lets not forget about that one.
Only because Austin was busy galivanting all over hell's half acre with Sami and the crazy hippie lady. This after it was revealed that Sami faked paralysis, faked amnesia, blackmailed Kate and lied about the Will's paternity. He deserved to be cheated on.
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lysie
Nov 16 2011, 11:23 PM

In the coming weeks, Will will develop a closer bond with his grandmother, Marlena, which will help him in his process. "Working with Deidre Hall is a gift," enthuses the actor. "When I heard she was coming back, I was excited, and also a little intimidated. I didn't know what it would be like to work with her. But it's absolutely a privilege working with her. She is an amazing woman."
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Loved this part! Can't wait to see more Will/Marlena scenes...sounds great! :D
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Nov 16 2011, 11:57 PM
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Nov 16 2011, 11:53 PM
Carrie also cheating on Austin with Mike. Lets not forget about that one.
Only because Austin was busy galivanting all over hell's half acre with Sami and the crazy hippie lady. This after it was revealed that Sami faked paralysis, faked amnesia, blackmailed Kate and lied about the Will's paternity. He deserved to be cheated on.
Eh. Technicalities. She still fucked another man behind her husband's back. It was the moment where depth was given to the character of Carrie. Until that point, all she was was the good girl. The show's ingenue. The moment she slept with Mike introduced a flaw and it's something she apparently hasn't given up since she cheated once again about eight years later, this time on Lucas with Austin.

I just always love when Sami's throws that in Carrie's face. That she's a whore. So disappointed she can't use that against her anymore. :(
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Nov 17 2011, 12:01 AM
Kenny
Nov 16 2011, 11:57 PM
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Nov 16 2011, 11:53 PM
Carrie also cheating on Austin with Mike. Lets not forget about that one.
Only because Austin was busy galivanting all over hell's half acre with Sami and the crazy hippie lady. This after it was revealed that Sami faked paralysis, faked amnesia, blackmailed Kate and lied about the Will's paternity. He deserved to be cheated on.
Eh. Technicalities. She still fucked another man behind her husband's back. It was the moment where depth was given to the character of Carrie. Until that point, all she was was the good girl. The show's ingenue. The moment she slept with Mike introduced a flaw and it's something she apparently hasn't given up since she cheated once again about eight years later, this time on Lucas with Austin.

I just always love when Sami's throws that in Carrie's face. That she's a whore. So disappointed she can't use that against her anymore. :(
Ugh, I hated that story. Simply because Mike was just awful at that point. So bland. They couldn't have mixed it up and had it be Nicholas (as awful a case of SORASing as that was)? He was there at that point, right? And there are no biological ties... Unlike the weirdness of Mike being an adult who worked with Marlena when Carrie was still wearing footie pajamas and chasing butterflies in the backyard.
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I still want EJ and Nicole's marriage to survive.
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TFP!
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Nov 17 2011, 12:05 AM
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Nov 17 2011, 12:01 AM
Kenny
Nov 16 2011, 11:57 PM
DrewHamilton
Nov 16 2011, 11:53 PM
Carrie also cheating on Austin with Mike. Lets not forget about that one.
Only because Austin was busy galivanting all over hell's half acre with Sami and the crazy hippie lady. This after it was revealed that Sami faked paralysis, faked amnesia, blackmailed Kate and lied about the Will's paternity. He deserved to be cheated on.
Eh. Technicalities. She still fucked another man behind her husband's back. It was the moment where depth was given to the character of Carrie. Until that point, all she was was the good girl. The show's ingenue. The moment she slept with Mike introduced a flaw and it's something she apparently hasn't given up since she cheated once again about eight years later, this time on Lucas with Austin.

I just always love when Sami's throws that in Carrie's face. That she's a whore. So disappointed she can't use that against her anymore. :(
Ugh, I hated that story. Simply because Mike was just awful at that point. So bland. They couldn't have mixed it up and had it be Nicholas (as awful a case of SORASing as that was)? He was there at that point, right? And there are no biological ties... Unlike the weirdness of Mike being an adult who worked with Marlena when Carrie was still wearing footie pajamas and chasing butterflies in the backyard.
Ugh. I hated Mike and Carrie too. Not because of the age difference (or at least the age difference that should be there that was supposedly ignored by all), but because Roark Critchlow's Mike was so damn boring. I was watching the show for two years before I realized he was a member of the Horton family, LOL. I would love Mike to come back and be a permanent fixture on this show where he belongs, but hell no to Critchlow ever coming back.
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