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SL INSIDER FOR WK OF 11/19/07


PhoenixRising05

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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19, 2007 EDITION

WRITER'S CORNER


THIS WEEK MARKS THE TENTH EDITION OF THE WEEKLY SL INSIDER FEATURE, "THE WRITER'S CORNER." EACH WEEK I, TIM LOWERY (BETTER KNOWN AS PHOENIXRISING05), AND MY FELLOW SALEM LIVES HEAD WRITER, PATRICK L. EWING (BETTER KNOWN AS ROMAN), WILL TAKE TIME OUT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM READERS AND ANYONE ELSE THAT DECIDES TO CHECK OUR FAN FICTION BLOG OUT. WE WILL TAKE TURNS ANSWERING QUESTIONS EACH WEEK. THESE QUESTIONS CAN BE QUESTIONS ABOUT CASTING, WRITING, PAST STORIES, CURRENT STORIES, OR WHATEVER COMES TO MIND REALLY PERTAINING TO SALEM LIVES. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PM US QUESTIONS DURING THE WEEK FOR US TO ANSWER AND ALSO REMEMBER YOU CAN POST QUESTIONS VIA COMMENTING HERE IN THE BLOG. IF WE RECEIVE NO QUESTIONS, ROMAN AND I WILL JUST ANSWER QUESTIONS BASED ON REACTIONS TO EPISODES AND DISCUSSIONS WE HAVE HAD WITH OTHERS. SO, WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU, HERE WE GO:

THIS WEEK'S WRITER IN THE HOT SHEET: PATRICK L. EWING (ROMAN)

1. Will Forrest move from Abby and into story with the vets?

A: Yes, he will. This story is being played out but trust me, he will. There is way too much story for him to be stuck in a story with people half his age. LOL Stay with it and things will work out.

2. Will the romance and fun come back to the blog? It's all doom and gloom again.

A: Oh, of course. Also, the cursing will calm down quite a bit. It is fine to make a point but when you start having EVERYONE cursing, it becomes useless and over the top. I realized that and have stopped it. Not to say it will disappear but you won't ever see Alice saying "MF" and "Where the F*** is my heating pad?!" LOL

3. Will there start to be more interaction with the caST? It seems at times that characters are fragmented.

A: Yes, this will happen as will. Sometimes you need to have just certain characters in certain stories but I truly feel what folks are saying. This will improve. Like I said.......there won't be any of that JER bullshit in this blog.

4. Will Days' 42 Anniversary be alluded to?

A: At some point, yes. But it should mean something and it won't just be thrown in just for the sake of doing it. When the opportunity presents itself, it will be done, and in a wonderful way. But, we are telling story right now, and with all do respect, we need to find the right moment before that material is entered in.

5. There are HUGE rumors of major events about to happen. What can you tell us?

A: Read tonight's special episode. The stuff hits and DESTROYS the fan starting then.

PREVIEWS AND PEEKS INTO WK OF 11/19/07

*There Is No Episode On Thursday, November 22nd.*


One Person's Life Is Destroyed........
While A Father Gets The Shock Of His Life!
A Deadly Standoff Occurs.
Lovers Are Reunited, And........
Who Will Live........And Who Will Die?!

Next Week: The Explosive Aftermath!
A Family Holds A Vigil.
Powerful Men Cross The Line, And........
Two Lovers Are Torn Apart! It's All Right
Here..........On Salem Lives.


Catching Up With:
Nick Castle

The man who recently returned to his signature role of The Shape, Michael Myers, answers three questions for SL: Will he return to wreak havoc on Salem, How much fun was it.......and what did he think of this wild idea?!

SLI: Thanks, Nick, for taking the time out.

NC: My pleasure.

SLI: First question: What did you think of the idea of playing The Shape once again after 30 years?

NC: It was truly something else. Patrick saw me at a Halloween convention in St. Louis and asked if we could sit down and talk about some things. I said sure. When he said what was in mind, I was blown away. This had never been done before in soaps, so I jumped at the chance. I then started getting back into shape, or as good a shape as I could. LOL And when it was time, we went for it. It was truly fun.

SLI: What did you think of the cast?

NC: Wonderful people. No egos at all. They had a great time, it seemed, doing the work. Alot of it was lighting and having a gothic, atmospheric setting,
which I think worked, so it was a blast.

SLI: Which brings us to our last question: Will "The
Shape" return to Salem?

(Nick puts on the MM mask, stands up, turns, and walks out the door, to uproarious laughter.)

SLI: Thanks, Nick. I guess we have our answer. LOL

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You know, speaking of Forrest and Abby, why was he on Orpheus' cruise ship to begin with. There seems to be no link between Forrest and why he was there. I was just thinking about it and I didn't know if it was explained. Did I miss it? I guess what I am saying in a roundabout way, what was Forrest's role in the whole MCF storyline?

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You know, speaking of Forrest and Abby, why was he on Orpheus' cruise ship to begin with. There seems to be no link between Forrest and why he was there. I was just thinking about it and I didn't know if it was explained. Did I miss it? I guess what I am saying in a roundabout way, what was Forrest's role in the whole MCF storyline?

It was explained a few weeks ago, Tishy. The ISA knew about the cruise ship and were doing their own investigating into the MCF, with Shane as the head. Forrest had already been enlisted in the Lawrence Alamain investigation and they had learned about Abby and Chelsea's kidnapping through Shane. Forrest was sent out by the ISA to help look for Abby and this would actually ease him into his role in protecting Abby and into busting Lawrence. He ended up captured when he got too close to finding her and it worked to his advantage that he was imprisoned with Abby and Chelsea.

We also wanted to use Forrest as kind of a red herring to make readers think he may be involved with the MCF.

Hope that helps :)

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