Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
These are the “Days” of my week for July 5-9:
There was a lot of discussion about evilness and the devil this week. We also saw a lot happening around the beach such as fist fights, the drinking of orange juice, self-talk, Chex Mix eatin’ and lullaby singing. Salem hasn’t been doing a lot for me these days but Nicole sure turned the week around by sharing with EJ her new found knowledge that he’s the Sydnapper. That was the highlight of the week. Let’s discuss…
Even though a confused Sami denied having feelings for EJ she strung him along some more by having family day at the beach. Apparently to Sami, Caroline’s not just good for babysitting but she can make up a mean picnic basket. Course, she has learned that Mary’s also great at babysitting on “family day.” Mary came in handy while Sami figured out a surefire way to get EJ’s shirt off at the beach. Once again, she blushed and panted around him. Maybe she was just having a hot flash. How annoying was it that she once again turned her kid Will into her confidante and discussed her feelings for Rafe?
At the same time, across town, it was dark and Lexi and Abe seethed as the Pied Piper gave Theo what they deemed an expensive toy sailboat as a gift. I saw no problem with that and got the impression that Mayor Abe and Doctor Lexi seemed to act as though they are living off meager salaries. Salem must be expensive living.
Carly and Melanie bonded over Rocky Road ice cream while they gossiped like teenagers about Melanie’s father. Melanie threatened to kill Chloe once again – if she hurt her da-da. A little over the top or is this constant threat foreshadowing? I thought it was cute that Melanie bought that really costly baby book of ‘firsts’ for ever-grinning Daniel and the cute “I’m a big sister” t-shirt that Philly just happened across…
Knocked up Elvira and Dr. Daniel had sex with the prerequisite candles glowing on the table at the end of the bed. Worst line went to Daniel when he asked if she wanted pickles and ice cream for dinner. The “insipid wimp with very large breasts” finally clued in that Vivian manipulated her but the scene where Chloe’s supposed to convey shock and anger wasn’t very convincing. I don’t know who Carly is, really, but she keeps working that saint angle and after realizing the reason Vivian set up Chloe, she decided to keep her yap shut about the baby until they could do a DNA test. Highlight was learning about Daniel’s history. That was a long time coming. So was Kate and Daniel’s chat regarding her attempted murder of his fiancée.
Break and Entering:
The only fantastic shake up for me this week was Nicole's B&E into the DiMera mansion with a screwdriver. And. It. Was. Believable. She’d know where the vulnerable points were in the security system considering she lived there, and she took advantage of it. She overheard and recorded Stefano and EJ discussing EJ paying Anna to kidnap Sydney. I guess the crystal ball on the desk of the great room at the DiMera manse doesn’t work. I have been waiting an entire year for Nicole to be in the 'driver's seat' and able to blackmail EJ. Deeeelicious.
Bad-girl Hope made a return and we can see that this storyline's about to come to a head. Everyone's been noticing her erratic behaviour. Expect Bo to learn about Hope and Justin's kiss.
Caroline might be seen on canvas more considering she’s now volunteering at the hospital. I was stunned with the gripe she made to Maggie about pick up the redhead’s slack! I don't think I've ever seen St. Caroline utter such wickedness. In fact, I had to pause the show to ask myself, "Was that really a slam? From Caroline?" I love how hypocrites Maggie and Victor told Caroline to stay out of their business. It was good to see the Vets ensconced in their own storyline but how odd was it that none of the patrons even gave the yelling a second glance? I felt a little hurt for Caroline (why is everyone calling her Carolyn?) when Victor told her to stay out of his life.
Again… Stephanie isn’t kept busy enough as hospital administrator to stay out of Philly’s business. And Philly’s now starting to crack. I’m betting she’ll learn the truth and help him hide it from Melanie in order to keep Nathan at her side.
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Chad egged Will on for a while so I thought he sort of deserved Will's wrath. These two sure aren't average teenagers. Their focus isn't on girls and booze and mind-bending drugs but instead two old bats (this is their angle, not mine) friendship 30 years ago. Are you surprised that Will hasn't put two and two together yet to figure out that Kate too was a prostitute? Whose side did you take during the fight? Vote in our Chad VS Will Poll! Take a wander over to Soap Opera Fan to check out Matt’s DOOL Musings and I’ll chat with you on Twitter @soapoperafan, and Facebook soon!
- Christine Fix