Salem Shenanigans from March 3 - 7:
A few good reasons to be hiding behind the shrubbery stalking Salemites this week. Sonny's protective attitude, Aiden and Hope, John's back, and Liam's a creeper. Let's take a deeper look.
Take charge Sonny.
Sonny’s never been as virile and demanding of respect as he was in Monday’s episode with Nick when he threw around the Kiriakis name and told Nick he’ll get what he wants no matter what. It was glorious. Usually he’s so mild mannered, taking the streetcar to dullsville. Show us more of the new no-holds-barred attitude for Sonny and more romance between him and William.
That scene where a SORASd Arianna told her mother Will and Sonny were more fun than Gabi was pretty funny. Not for Gabi but they really should SORAS the kid and keep that actress in the role. She was adorable.
Nick’s scarier than ever?
Nick's such a creeper. He's really power-tripping which has added to his character even more. It’s hilarious that he’s comparing himself to EJ DiMera. He has guts! Sure, there are some similarities but EJ's out of Nick's league. The run-ins with Sonny, EJ, Sami makes one wonder if his talk of ‘bullets’ is foreshadowing an upcoming event with one of those three or maybe even Gabi, since she’s leaving soon. With the rumours that someone else on contract is leaving in June, we wonder if we should give credit to the old "Sonny gets shot at the wedding" rumour we heard several months ago.
Theresa and Brady have been providing some comedic element and chemistry that I’ve really been enjoying if I try to forget that she’s not much better for him than Kristen. At least Kristen liked Brady for himself. Theresa’s after him for his money. I’d like to feel sorry for him but he did seem to see right through her. At least until she talked about his rockin’ body. Then his eyes glazed over and all he saw was her, in his bed.
I actually think Brady may have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from what Kristen did to him. He can't even hear her name. It's that bad.
"And that’s a fact."
I’m not fond of the show bringing back past characters just for the ratings. Sure, I miss past characters but letting go is healthy! John Black’s return was well timed. His return was bittersweet for poor Hope and things didn't go well with Brady. He probably shouldn't have stalked him to Theresa's place. There’s still one big reason for his return which involves his heritage and I wonder if he'll work at trying to get Marlena back, even though his homecoming didn't go over well with her.
I have to side with Hope on this one. Sami is the adult. She knows better and should never spend four grand on someone else’s kid without their say. What she does with her own is her business but it’d have been better if she would have texted Hope to tell her what a greedy little dreamer Miss Ciara was being when she insisted Sami take her to the most expensive jeweller in town. Or just say "No. We’re going somewhere else." Seems easy enough. Still, we have yet to see Hope really put her foot down with her daughter over a few of her issues so it stands to reason that she may be part of the problem. Bo’s gone so she could be overcompensating by allowing Ciara to get away with more than usual. After bullying Chase, I don’t recall her extending any consequences to her daughter. Sami 2 is going to be a handful. It's likely if Bo was around this whole time she wouldn't adopt this attitude. And really? He needs to be away for yet another year? That's pretty selfish. I’d rather see a recast or maybe she should just divorce him so we can all move on with her new life. That'd save room for a recast in the future or for Peter Reckell to return if he had the inkling.