Whether the demand is for death or breakfast, there’s always someone eager to follow orders in Salem.
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Gus (Kamall Shaikh) has had it! No, he just can’t take it any longer. He grovels, he colludes, he snoops. He even figures out the pass code for the DiMeras’ security system for Vivian. But all that Madame (Louise Sorel) can think about is her stupid long-lost son Quinn (Bren Foster). Worst of all, now Vivian’s giving Quinn all the credit for Gus’s conniving. On Thursday 7 August, Gus gets rather snotty with Vivian and on Friday 8 August, he opens his mouth to say the words that by now must be engraved on so many minions’ hearts in Salem: “I came to tell you that no matter how many sons come crawling out of the woodwork, you’re nothing without me.”
But when Kate (Lauren Koslow) tries to tempt Gus on Monday 11 August, he sneers, “There’s no pain in doing great things for a great lady.” And he turns his nose up at Kate’s attempts to make him defect, saying, “Madame would never be so obvious.” Gus is right though: Salem’s big baddies would be nowhere without the people who make their darkest wishes come true and cook their breakfast eggie. We take a look at our top 3…
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The Kiriakis butler Henderson (Ron Leath) doesn’t speak much – he’s too busy answering the door and the telephone as he suppresses his sighs over the parade of skanky women the Kiriakis men have brought home since 1987. Victor’s (john Aniston) also specifically ordered him to keep “criminals” like Nicole (Arianne zucker) out of the Kiriakis mansion. Still, it’s steady work and the man in charge pays well. While Henderson spends a lot of time cleaning up after food fights or Nicole’s little dog (RIp pookie), at least he occasionally gets to scheme with the boss and pop out now and then to take in the action at strip clubs. If Victor’s ever out, Henderson is in charge.
Remember how much more fun the DiMeras were when they had Dr Rolf (William Utay) to realise their most outlandish brain-swapping schemes and Bart (Steve Blackwood) to make a mess of them? Sigh! These days Stefano has to put up with bunglers like Marco (Steven Bruns), who shoots Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) on Thursday 14 August – see more on p30. But the house is still standing, thanks to the efforts of Stefano’s trusty butler Harold (julian Barnes), who delivers messages, and Mary (Mary Garripoli), the world’s most discreet maid. Someone has to prepare food for prisoners in the basement, take care of Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) babies and clean up the blood when people fall down stairs. To their credit, the DiMeras (and Stefano’s wife Kate) are always polite to the staff and are “merciful” about dusting accidents.
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Aside from his little black hooker book, Salem’s new druglord Quinn Hudson has an array of unsavoury henchmen at his beck and call. His pet drug dealer phelps (jackson Davis) is quick to tattle to Quinn about Carly’s (Crystal Chappell) druggie problem but loyal enough to Quinn to sell Carly sugar pills rather than drugs on Quinn’s orders on Friday 15 August – guilty Quinn feels like saving Carly from Vivian’s clutches. He’s also learnt not to refer to Viv as “the diva of darkness”.
Poor Gus – all that hard (dirty) work for Viv and she still gives credit to her son.
Mary’s done her fair share of tidying up for the DiMeras – and we don’t mean just vacuuming.
Phelps might be the guy on the left, but he’s definitely Quinn’s right-hand man.