Saturday, December 12, 2009
Diva Picks - 12/7 to 12/11
WINNERS OF THE WEEK: Victor and Vivian. With their teaming up to give Carly payback, I think they are giving Stefano and Kate a run for their money as a new Salem power couple! And the zingers fly every time they are together.
LOSER OF THE WEEK: Faye Walker. Once a pushover, always a pushover. I can’t say I’ve missed her much.
SCENE OF THE WEEK: The scenes with Sydney in the rocking chair accompanied by THE VOICE and THE HAND of the kidnapper. I’m saving up my enthusiasm for next week’s picks’ but this scene definitely sets up the stage for next week which promises to be amazing.
PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Crystal Chappell. Okay, some of our readers accuse me of being a CC hater; that’s not true. But I do want what I see on screen to match up with the hype. I thought she was excellent in her scenes with Mia/Melanie, going down memory lane with Bo, evading a confrontation with Hope only to get into a confrontation with Justin later. I think there is some Kurth/Chappell chemistry there, much more palpable than Kurth/Alfonso right now. Chappell’s scenes are understated this week, but I can tell that she is more comfortable now and getting into a groove.
ZINGER OF THE WEEK: Vivian: “I know that you’re going to fight this but I also know that one day you’re going to accept me as your mother.” Philip: “Well, if that’s true, then I guess everyone is right. I really am a son of a bitch.”
RANDOM THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: Is it L.A. or Salem? On Friday’s eppy, Philip and Melanie are dressed more for the beach than Xmas time.