I have to say, Allison Sweeney is really doing a great job with her run of Sami this time. A bit more subdued, not so over the top. Her wonderful, heartfelt reaction to Will regaining his memory. She drew me in. And yes it makes the Commish ever more hateful... with venom for Sami, and Ben.
JMO but I think Sami is STILL way over the top with the drama. I actually realize that I have not missed her in the show AT ALL. This isn't to say that AS isn't doing a terrific job with the character. The scene with Marlena was heart wrenching, and it was really the first time that I saw her take responsibility for shooting her mother. Yes, Kristin gave her an "option" but still Sami wasn't acting "drugged out" enough for me to believe that she wasn't aware enough to make choices.