Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
Off life support. Bah. He'll survive! (Soaps.com)
These are the “Days” of my week from September 13-17:
I am digging that the show is bringing back campiness which is why I started watching in the first place, during Marlena’s second possession. I do believe there should be a balance and so far there is. I don’t have a lot to rant about this week. My feelings remain the same that the show is tanking, however this week had a better feel for me and I am choosing not to recycle last week’s rant!
Bringing back campiness!
Vivian’s fantasies were the highlight of my week. DOOL is still the funniest soap opera on TV. The chanting to the baby, “Hail Satan, hail Satan!” was pretty comical as was Gus storming off, refusing to help Vivian with her insane yet entertaining plan, yelling, “You couldn’t buy me off with a high-colonic.” Give me more of this! Vote. What are your thoughts on campiness?
Though we’re still knee deep in the Sami saga, as usual, it’s nice to see The Brady Show. One of the better things the show has done this year was to give in to Brady’s darkness. He is more fun drunk. Like Nikki falling off the wagon on The Young and The Restless, it’s great story fodder. Even his face is darker. The gentle nod to Wolverine didn’t go unnoticed.
Should Samanther go to jail? Everyone is ruminating over this question. After her frank talk with young William, we understand how things went down in her own head. She didn’t plan to shoot him, she couldn’t risk having EJ disappear with her babies and she knows the DiMera family well enough to know going to the cops would have done nothing. It really does make sense when she puts it like that, and maybe you or I would have done the same in her shoes. Who knows? Still, she committed a crime and should be punished for it. Technicalities. This sort of puts the Bradys closer to paying back what the DiMera’s did to them over the years, which is nice. If Sami has to face jail, she should face it with Hope, who needs somebody on her side in jail right now, what with Tina getting the word out that her new cellmate is a psycho cop. It could prove interesting.
Speaking of Hope, how refreshing is it to have her be the inmate everyone fears. I hope she’s the one who kicks arse rather than having her own kicked. I’ve enjoyed Hope since she took on this dual personality and though she’s back to normal, I’m still captivated by this storyline.
Chloe’s got nothing to do but wait for her baby with Philly to be born and she seems wise enough from her own issues of insecurity to provide Stephanie with a little advice about her lack of self-worth. Give me more of that and more humourous scenes that Chloe flourishes in. Furthermore, I really think if Stephanie was more like Vivi, she might be more fun to watch. Right now she’s just sad and with Gus gone, Vivi needs another side-kick, unless the show plans on offing her with her contract coming up in October. I shudder to think. I love me some Vivi.
Why were you going to marry daddy if you love Rafe?
Excellent scenes with Johnny asking to see his daddy and asking Sami why she was going to marry EJ when she loves Rafe. I’m not even sure Sami can answer that one.
After all those chin wagging conversations Maggie and Melanie had over Maggie’s decision to take a holiday, the elder woman became exhausted. I was exhausted. Thankfully, at the end of the week, Maggie laid the law down with Victor. They’re just friends. Just in time for Vivian’s ‘disappearance’. I’m looking forward to Mictor but want these two to do it right. No hanky panky until Victor’s divorced – which hopefully will be soon.
The seed has been planted.
Can’t blame Melanie for knocking over the lid to the garbage can after hearing Nathan profess his love for her while sleeping but why not tell him exactly what she heard? I don’t put too much stock in what somebody dreams in reality but in this case, these two have pushed their feelings for each other down and we’re seeing them surface with Nathan’s dream and Melanie’s fumbling after overhearing the profession of love. If Melanie didn’t have feelings for him still she’d have reacted nonchalantly.
Nicole gives good advice?
I’m not sure I recall Nicole handing out valuable advice in the past. She told Arianna that if she stuck around EJ long enough and they got together that Ari would become his victim. She’s right of course. Ari’s not that strong as we know, and if she fell in love with EJ, she’s just the kind of woman he could push around verbally and emotionally. Ari should be thankful.
Big question of the week: Did Pookie die or is there another dog named Pookie who is buried with Isabella at the pet cemetery?
Funniest thing this week? There was a lot that made me smile but Matt and I agree that Ciara spouting off that she hates everything proves she really is Victor’s granddaughter! Read more about that and what he has to say about Nathan and the Olsen Twins in Matty’s DOOL Musings.
November 8 we’ll see Days of our Lives go High Definition! The show started taping this week!
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- Christine Fix