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For The Love Of Soaps: We're All Damaged Goods

Days of Our Lives: Meanwhile in Salem, Claire is just beginning to show her true colors. Tripp found the lighter she had hidden underneath her jewelry box—why she decided to keep it, I would never know. Claire seems to be getting better and better at lying to Tripp and especially herself—sis always looks like she’s ready to snap when things don't go her way. Unfortunately for Hayley, she was flopped right in the middle of their dysfunctional relationship. Since JJ’s dad, Jack announced her immigration status to the entire town on live TV; she has officially become the sacrificial lamb for Jack’s mayoral candidacy, and the new face of the ‘illegal criminal’ in Salem. No one can reel Jack in now that Eve’s released his inner darkness. Is it so? Is Jack Deveraux never coming back? With the amount of bridges he’s burning, it’s only an amount of time until he crosses the line of no return.

 Crossing over boundaries seems to be a recurring theme throughout this week’s episodes as Diana daydreams the way she would kill off Marlena if she could write her own destiny. Marlena and Jack’s bond stands firm in the face of the storm named Diana—and let’s just say we are about to see where Leo gets it from. Diana definitely has something a brewing in that marvelous mind-castle of evil; she’s able to utilize the town’s outrage as a way into Marlena’s office at the hospital—all she had to do was pretend to be a reporter, no outfit change or nothing. But being able to out wit Marlena might prove to be harder than she expects, since she already came to the conclusion that Diana’s lying games are all tactics to get John all for herself. While Diana chases after John, Stefan has all eyes on Chloe. He was able to smooth talking Chloe into trying out their attraction for one another with a kiss—Stefan either has A1 game or knows how to take advantage of Chloe’s vulnerability, I’m still not sure yet. Even though I haven’t made an opinion doesn't mean Gabi and Brady haven’t. They seem to have an alliance bent on destroying Stefan DiMera. Gabi despises him for her own reasons related to her own business, GabiChic; while, Brady, on the other hand is playing his part as the jealous boyfriend.

 Sometimes the harder we try to hold on to someone, the faster they slip through our fingertips. A hard lesson to learn, but Rex is going to have to grin and bear it. Sarah already refused his very public proposal at her job, he’s been asserting all of his energy to getting her to change her mind—through Eric of course. Which probably wasn't the best move for him, considering Sarah’s true feelings towards Eric. Now that she’s admitted it to herself it’s just a matter of time until she confesses her love. If only a confession could help Hayley escape federal custody. Unfortunately for Hayley, Claire couldn't even handle a single afternoon with Hayley around Tripp, receiving his comfort; she went straight to Eve, who respected the selfishness behind Claire’s actions. She is conditioning Jack back into his old selfish ways, however with Eve stirring the ship, there’s no limit to how deep they could go. Down into the darkness together. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see.


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