Saturday, October 24, 2009
Diva Picks - 10/19 to 10/23
WINNER OF THE WEEK: Brady. Glad to see that he no longer played Nicole’s chump and grew a pair.
LOSER OF THE WEEK: Dr. Dan. Forget about condoms. Getting mixed up with this guy is obviously the best method of contraception. Just ask Chelsea and Chloe about that.
SCENES OF THE WEEK: The Chad/Nicole scene on the pier was pretty fun. Deidrick Casey played it pretty well…as for a few seconds, there was some real sense that Chad might have fallen for it. THE GRADUATE quote was funny…and the Misty Circle Locker Room Lolita reference was just downright excruciating for Nicole. And I never thought I’d hear anyone calling her a “hot old nymphomaniac”.
Okay, Diva Spy people, go ahead and accuse me of drinking the Kool Aid. I admit I liked Carly sneaking around the hospital, getting her glimpses of Bo and getting almost recognized by Maggie. Seeing Bo and Carly in the hospital gave me serious déjà vu, for better or worse. Also, Carly 2.0 seems to have more of a sense of humor already than Carly 1.0 which is an improvement. Not sure if the writing is really better for her character now…or if I’ve endured so much crap since the early 90s that I’m more tolerant. Go figure. I’m also liking the character of Omar. If the writers give him more witty dialogue, he could be a keeper. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still pissed about how BOPE is being broken up. Hope moving into the Kiriakis Mansion is just one more transparent connect-the-dots detail thrown into the mix to get Hope and Justin closer together. I just don’t buy that Hope would take up Victor’s offer after all the bad stuff that’s gone down with them over the years.
PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Arianne Zuker. From throwing herself on Chad, throwing herself on Brady, guiltily taking Sami’s help, having a smackdown with Kate and hightailing it to Rio de Janeiro, we’ve seen Nicole desperately flailing all over the place to keep a hold on Baby Sydney. A good sendoff before AZ goes off on maternity leave.
ZINGERS OF THE WEEK: Carly to Omar before her hospital break-in - “There’s nothing to worry about. I’m going to be fine. Nothing ever happens in Salem.”
Stefano to EJ after he nearly spills it about Sami being Sydney’s mother: “I misspoke. I must have mixed up the interchangeable bleached blonde liars that you have sired children with.”
SCENE STEALER OF THE WEEK: Louise Sorel, watch out! Baby Sydney completely killed Nicole’s dramatic meltdown as the cutie took off her hat and picked at her nose during the whole poignant mother/daughter moment.
FIRED VET MENTION OF THE WEEK: Sami actually talked about John Black wiring money to her and used the money to help Nicole leave the country.
MOST BLOWN OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK: The reveal about Nicole’s switch would have been a perfect opportunity for Maggie to talk to Chloe about her experience with Janice when the biological mother took her away from her. If Suzanne Rogers is going to get the lion’s share of vet scenes, at least give her something with teeth.
RANDOM THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: Why is it that Baby Sydney seems to linger in the thoughts of men on their deathbeds? With Tony, Rafe and now Stefano going on about the kid when they were all struggling to stay alive, it’s getting to be a bit much.