Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
Apologies for the poor rendering. (Soaps.com)
These are the “Days” of my week for September 6 -10:
This week was a short one, but moved at a good clip. The focus was mostly on the outcome of EJ’s shooting though Maggie went from trying to bury her feelings to attempting to flee Salem to agreeing to help with Melanie’s baby shower for her sort of step-sibling/step-child. Meanwhile, Vivian simply worked on her plan to bury Maggie.
Twist my arm.
Yesterday Johnny was thrilled his parents were getting married. Today Johnny’s thrilled mommy is marrying Rafe. He’s one well adjusted kid or just really doesn’t fully understand what’s going on because of his youth. I’d have thought a massive change such as this would confuse a small child but that is glossed over in order to get on with the adult storyline. White knight Rafe suddenly has depth and has become interesting this week in several ways. First, a mere hours after Sami dumped EJ, Rafe was ready to get into Sami’s pants and marry her, his advice to Sami about pulling the plug was odd. “If he’s going to die anyway, why not just let him go? It’ll make life easier. For everyone.” Sure. Probably but really? Then, in front of Lexi, he wished the whole DiMera family was mowed down. I had to watch it twice to ensure I heard correctly. I didn’t know Rafe had it in him. He’s really trying to twist her arm.
“I know what you did last night.”
Poor Will. The kid can’t cut a break being Sami’s kid and Stefano’s pal. It really would be to his benefit if he left Salem but that wouldn’t be entertaining for us. He confronted Sami, who he saw scurrying from the DiMera mansion with what looked like a gun. It was a very intense scene. Sami could have lied and become super defensive or started to bawl but she didn’t. I don’t think she has come out of the shock of what she did yet and it made for one of the best scenes I’ve seen in a while.
Sami shot EJ with her hair in a bun, however, when she threw the gun in the river moments later, her hair was down. Is this supposed to mean something or is it a blooper? Vote on why you think Sami’s hair changed.
The first time I saw Stefano cry, I went into cardiac arrest. I didn’t find it believable because he’s the Phoenix, but he’s been a little softer than he was years ago and I’m getting accustomed to it. I guess. When he mentioned EJ was his favourite son I thought about Chad and wondered when Kate would confess to hubby that he has yet another son. All week I’ve been wondering if the DiMera security system is out of commission, or if Marco is on holiday, considering Sami got away with the shooting so easily. Well, so far.
I realize EJ got Arianna out of jail and she feels very indebted to him but found it over the top that she was at his bedside promising to find out who did this to him. She is the only person aside from his family who cares about him.
Where’s Nicole? She left for the hospital when she heard EJ was shot and we haven’t seen her since.
Old school devious.
Vivian and Gus’ scenes around the sarcophagus were completely old school DOOL. Hilarious. Very "JER" of the show and I loved it. Carly interrupting to verbally spar with Vivi added to the scene. Let’s back up a little…
I had all but forgotten that Chloe tried to off Carly. I spent the better half of a day trying to decide whether or not I was letdown by Carly’s eagerness to forgive. I suppose Carly knows that same desperation after offing Lawrence but I’d have respected her more if she at least went off on Chloe for a while and waited to forgive her. Instead, she went straight to Vivian at the mausoleum to rip her a new one for what she’s about to do. (How did she know she was there?) Since Carly and Vivian have had so few scenes together recently I also forgot how fab their chemistry was. The scene was so good, I didn’t know who to root for.
How ironic that this live burial has nothing to do with Carly this time.
Stephanie and Nathan.
Though the storyline is deplorable, I do like Ian. I haven’t liked a new male character this much since Melanie’s European ex-fling George who most of you probably won’t even recall. This can only mean he’s not long for the show. It’s a waste, much like the storyline. Couldn’t Kayla’s return confirm Ian’s Steph’s twin brother?
Melanie trivialized Victor’s marriage to Vivian when she learned Red has feelings for the gent. I cringed, knowing what marriage means to Melanie and how devastating it’ll be when she learns her hubby is the reason behind Chloe’s baby shower. The one she is throwing for her. Ouch.
I found it classy of Maggie to respect Victor’s marriage even though she knows it’s a sham, but Melanie is right. She can’t bury her feelings by fleeing Salem, but I don’t blame her for trying considering she knows she’s falling for a crime lord who’s no Mickey! I guess we can’t help who we love. With that in mind I wish everyone a romantic weekend with the one you love.
- Christine Fix