Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
Scapegoat Carly. (Soaps.com)
Happy New Year!
These are the “Days” of my week from January 3-7:
Days of our Lives was brought to you this week by the colour purple, mingled with plum, blue, and a little grey thrown in for good measure. Amongst the purple clad Salemites, we saw fist fights, a lot of consoling, characters declaring they’re down but not out, and a couple who can’t take responsibility for their own actions. Let’s discuss.
I didn’t know Nathan had it in him to bust that door down on Stephanie Friday! I can’t wait to see the knock down drag out and hope he screams bloody murder at her for her betrayal. I wonder how she’ll take it and hope this means some growth for our desperate Salemite. After Friday’s episode, I was so excited, thinking maybe they’d start getting into more character development for these two, but Mark Hapka was let go, just like Felicia Terrell and Lindsay Hartley before him. It’s become a trend to ditch the actor when the writing is the real problem. At any rate, click the link and read what Hapka has to say about his departure.
Ugh does it have to be over?
Seeing Kate and Stefano at the hospital broke my heart once again. I really hope this is a temporary break-up and that they’ll find their way back to one another soon. They were a lot of fun together, which always seems to spell doom on DOOL.
“To err is human; to forgive divine.” – Alexander Pope
Philip told Chloe just how deluded she is to think Daniel will come back to her but is it really impossible to think he could eventually forgive her? Vote now! Salemites have forgiven each other for far worse! I feel for Chloe, even though this is her doing. She’s not very self-sufficient and I can’t see her raising Parker on her own. She needs help and no, I don’t mean Philly or Kate. And besides, oddly, I think I sort of want Danloe together, despite the lies and cheating. What’s that about?! I also wonder if there’s yet another twist that will show that Daniel really is the daddy. We’ll see. Note to Kate: Lose the Technicolour Dreamcoat, the blue hobo gloves and the blue nail polish. The blue highlights are enough. Too ‘matchy-matchy’.
Must we have two of the same man?
I’ve enjoyed Rafe’s arrogance in the past but oddly I’m not enjoying it right now as acting commander. He sort of has a reason to feel arrogant, considering he can put two and two together – unlike Roman or Bo, but it’s a bit over the top and is making it difficult for me to like him. Always the hero, always so confident – he’s now almost as smug as EJ.
"You ruined my life." "I’ll never forgive you." "Waaaaah…"
I love how nobody takes responsibility for their actions. Philly says Vivian ruined his life, Stephanie told her mom she’d never forgive her if she told everyone the truth…And what’s with everyone blaming the most genuine character in Salem - Carly, for the paternity debacle when it’s not her fault? If we blame Carly, we blame Kayla, Vivian, Stephanie, Nicole, and Caroline. I’m glad it’s finally out but let’s place blame on the two who tangled. Daniel and Mel should also look to themselves for answers. Yes, I do place partial blame on them. A marriage takes two.
Disappointed in Red.
I don’t think Maggie should be bringing up Melanie’s old "flirtship" with Nathan during Mel’s marital discord. Jumping into another relationship with somebody else won’t help. Even mentioning it so soon is gauche. What poor advice, Red. I’m disappointed in Melanie, too, for bringing up Nathan’s name three or four times already. It’s almost as if she expected this to happen and instead of dealing with the problem, which is with both of them, she’s using Dr. Dullard as a scapegoat. Taking the easy way out. If she loves Philly so much, why is she acting this way?
Good help is hard to find.
Tsk. You can’t even count on your maid/nanny to keep her yap shut! Not even Mary is loyal to the DiMera family. If EJ knew she was giving Sami updates on her kids, she’d be out on her arse! Did Mary not consider she could be out on her ear, jobless, or worse? Simply for helping a self-absorbed twit like Samanther? Perhaps they need a new maid/nanny.
Do you wonder if EJ or Stefano are the big boss of the whole organ selling operation? Do you wonder how Jennifer got hired on as Miss Spencer so easily? Wouldn’t she have had to provide her banking details and her Social Security Number? That’s why you never hire based on looks!
How times have changed.
I used to complain that all EJ and Sami had to discuss was what great parents each thought the other was. Now, I complain because all they do is bicker about how horrible each other is as a parent. Note to Sami: It’s not vogue to wear a black bra underneath a light coloured shirt. It looks cheap.
Odds and Sods.
I loved the big barking laugh EJ gave after Nicole threw her glass of champers in Sami’s cleavage. I don’t think I’ve seen EJ really laugh for some time. It was so funny, I watched it twice.
Commissioner Bo really is the dimmest creature to give away his location so easily, knowing he was on the phone long enough to be traced.
EJ was pretty creepy, giving Nicole that bracelet to track her whereabouts and letting her in on it. I suppose if you love the child as your own, you’ll do what you can to see him or her. Unless you’re Samanther. The kiss was hot, but I don’t get the feeling they’re going to be together – or if they are, it won’t be lasting.
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