Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
Gut wrenching scenes. (Soaps.com)
These are the “Days” of my week for August 2-6:
The first thing we notice about this week is that the ratings are exceedingly low. It should come as no surprise but is worrisome. This week wrapped up the Nighttime Hope storyline which is great, but one wonders why there doesn’t seem to be any new storylines on the horizon. Perhaps the show is waiting for Missy Reeves (Jennifer Devereaux) to return to Salem with a big storyline. Shall we dish on what went down this week and hope for the best for the next couple of weeks?
I don’t feel sorry for Brady for finding out Nicole has once again duped him. Perhaps if the story had been written without holes I’d even give a damn. Brady should have kept his nose out of Nicole’s drawers. *giggle* But seriously, it’s none of his business where she gets her money from. They’re not dating, not married and barely friends. I thought it was over the top that he’d force her to turn herself in. I also didn’t buy that the man who was in love with Arianna Hernandez five minutes ago suddenly loves Nicole and is ready to start a relationship with her. Writers. Come on! Soap fans are not stupid and they resent being treated as such. The only redeeming part of this story is the angry sex that in fact was the highlight of the week. Possibly the month. Care to share your opinion on Bricole’s angry sex in this poll? Next thing we know, Brady will be downing booze at the pub and turning into a big jackarse. Just. Because. Of. Nicole. I don’t buy it. I’d like to see Brady turn into something nasty but wish that the story that brought him there wasn’t so weak.
Maggie to Vivian: “Bite me.”
Meh. It’s not funny to me that a classy senior such as Maggie would speak out of character like this and repeat another senior’s (Victor) distasteful fifteen-year old boy dialogue. My mother is around their age and she’d never utter Lucas’ words. The dialogue on the show can be fun, but it can also be recycled way too much. In this case, it was recycled from Victor and shouldn’t have been said in the first place.
When Johnny asked his parents if they were getting married, EJ told Johnny that mommy wasn’t ready to marry daddy, thus putting a little bug in his son’s ear unintentionally, that if his mum and da-da don’t marry it’s mummy’s fault. EJ should have said. “Maybe someday,” and changed the subject. Is this foreshadowing how Johnny will one day hate Sami?
Stop your bellyaching!
I abhor the way Stephanie’s so focused on her insecurities. Where does this come from? I’m hoping that Kayla’s return will shed some light on why her daughter’s such a head case. Steph found an old photo of Mel and Nathan together and went apeshi…oot over it. Thank goodness for Auntie Adrienne who let Stephanie know that there’s no need to throw away photos from one’s past. Once again, it’s not as if Mel and Nathan had a relationship so why are there even photos around of the two? Once again we see holes in the storylines and fast writing without a care about the previous pair’s real history. Obviously Steph’s not in love with Nathan so please, powers that be, break them up or send them to Siberia. This storyline is a complete joke.
Goodbye Nighttime Hope. I’ll miss you!
Hope’s last attempt to do away with Beauregard failed. He was able to cuff her and learned that the drug she was on was the one used on him and that it caused erratic behaviour. He blamed himself which was really touching. It’s also not his fault how Hope reacts to life’s curve balls. In fact, it’s the fault of the doctor who gave her those drugs and the fault of the drugs. I found the scenes brilliantly acted by Kristian Alfonso and thought it sweet that Bo wanted to protect Hope because he still loves her. Roman forgiving Hope for mugging him was touching as well. I don’t think Hope should go to jail, considering the extenuating circumstances.
Knee deep in crap.
Carly’s knee deep into Chloe’s machinations and lies that if she came clean now, I’m not sure Daniel or Melanie would forgive her. I mean she took a swab of Daniel’s cheek for goodness sake, and lied about the reason for it. Oy. Hey, at least Chloe and Carly are bonding, right? It’s nice to see their relationship evolving. Sadly, it’s a shame to lose the feisty edgy character of Melanie, whose only dialogue is to drone on about how she feels such a bond with her mum and how she respects her and is impressed by her. So Mel’s putting Carly on a pedestal and once she learns Carly’s been hiding Chloe’s secret, the pedestal will come crashing down. The problem with this storyline is it’s too blatant and uninteresting. I could care less about Daniel, Carly and even Chloe at this point, though I care more about her than the other two. It doesn’t make for must-see TV when a viewer no longer cares about the characters because the writers ‘forget to write for them’.
Though the mix-up at the hospital with the two Miss. Scott patients was so predictable, I was very surprised to see Chloe’s sudden burgeoning belly when last week she was svelte. I chatted up @mom2_kandp about this on Twitter @soapoperafan and she asked, "They SORAS'd Chloe's belly?!" Gave me a chuckle! Know what else will give you a laugh? Reading Matt’s DOOL Musings on Soap Opera Fan.
Have a great week to come. I’ll be on holidays, swimming with the sharks, hiking in the mountains and meditating in the Alps but you can still catch Soaps.com on Facebook.
- Christine Fix