WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 2007 EDITION
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: TIM LOWERY (PHOENIXRISING05)
1.) After a few months of relative stability in regards to cast changes, many returns have been announced recently. How many of them will be permanent and are there more coming?
A: Well, most of them are brief but will last a bit longer then normal since we have a wedding coming up. Some of the returns may be permanent. Shane's is. Carrie will be recurring, at least. There may be one return that will end up being permanent after further discussion. We'll see. Fan reaction plays a big part but we know they will be happy with the returns and all the fun that comes with them. As for more returns, see below (laughs).
2.) There seemed to be a major lull in the pace of SL last week. Why was the show so dull?
A: Well, once in awhile you have to have a "setup" week. A week that moves story and gets things to a place to pick up steam again. That was last week but we won't be having another week like that for a LONG time.
3.) SL is driven by action/adventure stories with traditional stories being more of a minority. Will that change?
A: My fellow HW and I have discussed that at length and it will. It will actually begin right away in the new year with an event that happens on New Year's Eve that brings on some of the best story we have ever done. It's really good drama and it will be a change of pace. The action and adventure will be still be here but we think we could use a little shift.
4.) Nicole, Joelle, and Orpheus seem to get away with everything. Will they each face a comeuppance soon?
A: You will have to stay tuned but I can say one of them will get one this week. The other two...well, stick with us. You won't be disappointed.
5.) I am stunned by the development in the Lucas/Joelle story. Did he really rape her?
A: This story has many more twists and turns, some of which occur this month so just be patient. It will be a hell of a ride.
6.) Has Marlena dealing with her guilt and psychological trauma been dropped?
A: No. In fact, it will become a focus again in the coming weeks and Christmas will really bring on a turning point for Marlena.
TWO MORE RETURNS! MORE TO COME?!
On the heels of the previous announced returns for this December comes the announcement of two more returns to Salem Lives. This time it's the news that Judi Evans and Wally Kurth will reprise the roles of Adrienne and Justin Kiriakis in late December.
"They are coming back for the holidays and for Victor and Maggie's wedding like many of the other returnees," says EP/HW Tim Lowery. "They may stick around longer to deal with family issues as well. It's great to have them as we have been waiting to bring Judi back since her departure as Bonnie in summer 2006. The time has finally come and we are pleased to have her and Wally back with us."
In addition to those two returns, comes word of two more as part of a huge story in early 2008.
"Fans will have to just wait and see," Lowery says.
PREVIEWS AND PEEKS INTO WK OF 12/10/07
-All Hell Breaks Loose At The Airport.
-Two Enemies Engage In A Deadly Showdown.
-Two Couples Reunite.
-A Loved One Comes Home.
-Something Left Behind By A Loved One Brings A Father And Son
-One Woman Seeks Out the Truth...Once And For All.
-The Search For a Powerful Enemy Continues.
-Two Rivals Go At It.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: TUESDAY DECEMBER 11
IT'S THE MOMENT FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR AS TWO ENEMIES ENGAGE IN A DEADLY SHOWDOWN THAT IS CAN'T MISS!!!
NEXT WEEK: A Snowstorm May Keep A Loved One From Coming Home For The Holidays. The Final Preparations For A Wedding Are Made As Men and Women Gather For A Party. One Man Learns A Shocking Truth.