Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
Kayla's a snoop? (Soaps.com)
These are the “Days” of my week from October 18-22:
Let’s get right to it this week. A lot happened!
Poor Ciara was able to visit mummie in jail and she seemed to take it pretty well, but this stress and heartache from being away from Hope can only get worse.
Sami, on the other hand, redefined her useless parental role this week when she allowed her son Will and Caroline to bring up her kids for her. At this point I wonder if EJ should have custody. Then again…
There seems to be some foreshadowing going on in Nic Nic’s life. I still wonder if Nicole and EJ’s child is alive and sold by Baker and a few weeks ago she found that ultrasound photo in EJ’s room. Now she’s pushing marriage and kidlets with Brady and I don’t even think he’s really into her other than the shagging. I like that Brady’s not into children, making him probably the only Salemite who prefers to be childless. Well done, but what’s going on with Nicole?
Force the writing if it doesn’t come?
Talk about forcing the story. The way Stefano treated Chad in the hospital would never be an issue between Stefano and EJ. Chad is nothing to either of them. Let’s remember that EJ and Stefano care about number one and then their family, in that order. The owner of any huge company wouldn’t even know an intern’s name nor would he encourage Kate to talk Chad into taking the intern position considering he likes to keep business private.
Interesting twist having Victor keep poor Auntie Vivi in the sarcophagus. I loved how she was forced to tell him that she had the inside painted with toxic paint for his love, Maggie. Doh! I’m ready for Vivi to get out of there. It disgusts me that she’d have er soiled herself over and over by now.
The month of Halloween and Isabella came to Salem in the form of a ghost which should have been an emotional reunion between mother and son and should have left fans feeling grateful for her presence and hopeful that Brady would listen to the wisdom she imparted him with. The scene didn’t work. There really were no wise words and I don’t want Brady back to that guy everyone walked all over. I’m not a fan of stunt casting. I didn’t even recognize her it’s been so long. I can swallow a lot of writing but this was difficult. I’d rather have seen the show take weeks for John to return to Salem to find out what his son is up to. Vote in my poll and let me know your thoughts on Izzy’s visit.
I don’t think that Sami ruined Rafe’s life as Ari says. He’s done some stupid things for love, but he does seem happy. Rafe was right to tell Ari that if her teenage crush EJ finds out the truth, it’s not going to end up all neatly tied up. EJ will take revenge. “The brother I knew is gone,” she told Rafe, which was a bit overly dramatic. Sure Rafe has changed some but in order to preserve his happiness he is forced to do things out of his realm of morality. She’s not that moral of a person to be so judgmental. She’s falling for EJ so I thought she would empathize.
Sami doesn’t like that her kid and fiancé are lying for her which is good to hear, though she’s not doing anything about it. It was pure torture to hear Sami’s shooting story once again, but necessary for us to feel along with Arianna how Sami felt about her actions. Ari’s reaction made me like her more than I probably ever have. Why couldn't she have been this interesting before? Why didn't Sami tell Ari that this wasn't just her who was hurt by the Sydnapping and "death" but the other children and the whole Brady family? Ari is all about family.
The scene with Sami and Ari fighting over the high-tech video recording device that jobless Arianna purchased was absolutely hysterical. The look on Sami's face, the struggle... that she didn't get it back was baffling. If it were me, I'd have fought the dirty fight! After all, they’ve the death penalty in Salem! I was impressed at Sami’s scheme to get the handbag from behind Maxine’s (and her gorgeous new hairstyle) back but Sami is really out of practice. It was a surprise that it was caught.
I loved how Stefano called "Jerry" his lawyer and cried police brutality. Ridiculous! I’m not sure why Bo bothered to have EJ arrested for violating a restraining order knowing that his lawyer would have him out within minutes. What’s the point of a restraining order if the victim’s not protected? I’d rather have seen him at least overnight and have it somehow affect his work.
I have to admire EJ’s uncanny ability to turn illegal and immoral accusations into baseless finger pointing and then turn the tables on whoever is confronting him. I thought the banter between EJ and Bo was great when they discussed Hope’s incarceration. I laughed when Bo put EJ in his place by reminding EJ that at least Hope’s paying for her crimes! I’m reminded of Nic Nic who can always justify everything she does no matter how culpable she is!
I admit I was surprised that EJ’s still obsessing over Sami even when he suspects she attempted to murder him. Just when I thought I’d seen it all… is he worse than Stefano?!
Lying to a nun.
How amused was I when Carly lied to the nun and then asked her to keep her secret. I’m not sure why the nun needs time to think about how to address this considering she’s a nun and can’t lie! All amusement aside, I was let down that Kayla was spying from the bushes. They went through the trouble to bring the actress and character back so they should at least make it worthy for the actress and the fans. Snooping is beneath Kayla.
Kudos to Melanie for apologizing for calling Nathan spineless. They’ve patched things up as Mel and Steph have to make it worse for poor Melanie once she learns Steph knew about Philly and Chloe.
My burning question of the week – What’s behind that curtain at Stephanie's pad?
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- Christine Fix