:00 - Already seeing my favorites: Hope, Bo, Doug, Julie, Jenn, and Daniel. YES, I like Daniel.
:01 - How long has it been since Matt Ashford has shaved? Short beard = cute. Long beard = mountain man.
:03 - Half a dozen cast members stop to pay attention to Maggie. This is good.
:04 - Enough with the "Judi Evans is ancient" jokes !!
:06 - Who would YOU like to see in the "bouncy house?"
:07 - Uh, Patty? Did I miss something?
:08 - Rafe can officially be called "the two minute man."
:09 - "Julie will you hold my purse?" - Ah, once again Julie left holding Hope's stuff.
:11 - EJ: "They actually did something right." - My thoughts exactly.
:13 - First commercial break - I am actually in awe. I have been watching this show for 40 years (41 if you include the womb) and am very impressed so far.
:15 - OH, Patty was the rumored Jennifer Aniston role
:16 - What's wrong with Will? He's the only one not smiling.
:17 - Beautiful unveiling of the Tom / Alice plaque
:18 - Will's on line at the event? On what, Grindr?
:18 - "E.J. dates? I thought he only married women or held them prisoner." SNAP! HOPE!
:21 - Second commercial break : I think they are doing a great job so far of building suspense and featuring beloved characters. Kudos to the set designers, costumes, and great lighting!
:22 - Did Daniel just give Jenn tongue?
:24 - Something we haven't seen in Salem for years: EXTRAS
:25 - "Something came up,"- Rafe. Nothing like seeing your father-in-law right after sex
:27 - Third commercial break. So what exactly were Carrie & Austin doing this whole time? Watching the party from above? Doing Sudoku?
:32 - Note to self: If I grow a beard I can run around town and eavesdrop on all my friends without them recognizing me
:33 - Carrie is a lawyer? Did she go to the Chris Kositchek school of law ? (who gets that one?)
:34 - Kate would rather hang out with Chloe than friends at a party. Maybe I've missing something about the overtures in this story?
:37 - Starting to rethink this whole Kate/Chloe thing. It makes a lot more sense if Kate secretly wants her for herself.
:38 - Jenn busted Sami! And ran off!! Nice friend!
:39 - Yes it took :39 minutes to give Renee Jones a line. Not a good "day."
:40 - Judi Evans makes every line so much fun.
:41 - Looks like Jenn wants to do the two minute Rafe tango with Daniel right now
:42 - Carrie is surprised Will has grown up in the past four years? Considering it only took Sami 16 months to go from 8-year-old to 16-years-old it hardly seems strange
:47 - Wally Kurth can't ever not look adorable
:49 - Maggie & Melanie! YES - please keep this friendship going! Love every scene with these two!
:50 - Doug & Julie can clearly outdance Bo & Hope any day
:52 - So why are Marlena & John running so late? Are they reliving their airplane romp from '93?
:53 - Commercial break - this went really fast!
:54 - What is Victor planning?
:56 - Doug is really distracted by that camera
:56 - Marlena & John treated like A-list celebrities. Well, I guess saving the town from Satan gets you some clout.
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