Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
Johnny's a star. (Soaps.com)
These are the “Days” of my week from January 10-14:
I have some advice for the Salemites this week. Do you?
The “prodigal” son returns.
Chad was off on holiday at some undisclosed location but he’s back now, sporting lovely locks. The first thing he did was to rush to the DiMera manse to once again tell Stefano to stay out of his life. Kate warned him that what Stefano wants, Stefano usually gets and something tells me Chad will soon be ensconced in the DiMera mansion. Advice? Stay away from EJ!
That’ll be the day I beg a man not to leave me!
Stephanie made her own bed and now has to lie in it. It was very dramatic, very soapy and riveting when Nathan filled Stephanie in on learning the truth. She was devastated and bawled, but still managed to look gorgeous. I felt for her; however, there’s a line that must not be crossed when it comes to love and loss. It’s called dignity. Begging and hanging off a man’s leg and claiming it’s not over? My advice: Learn from this and move on, honey!
“You’re a dead man.”
I understand why Nathan is upset with Philip, but he crossed the line going into Philip’s home to browbeat him regarding his problems with his wife which are none of his bloody business. If that wasn’t bad enough, he brought up Pocket – which he knows nothing about, and then threatened to kill Philip. Talk about bringing disgrace on the Horton family name. I was a little glad Philly popped him one, just for the sheer gall, and smirked when Philly asked if he dumped his fiancée because of him! I think there’s something to that.
Oh no. Not another baby storyline. Ugh.
Melanie’s knocked up, in love with two men, and was just pushed down by mean ole Stephanie. I appreciate my life so much right now! I think it would be possible for Mel to forgive Philly and get past his infidelity, considering she was unfaithful with that kiss and in her heart, but there’s that pesky loving two men bit that gets in the way. And I thought the challenge would be Parker, being that he’s a reminder of the one-nighter. I hope there’s another twist and Parker really is Daniel’s son. That could change everything. Advice? You’ve lots of soul searching to do!
Spoiler for Monday’s show: Chloe tells Philly of her suspicions that Mel’s pregnant. My advice: Have a few of Kate’s brownies.
The Queen’s random dream.
It was a treat for fans to see nude Brady flirting with Aunt Vivi on the island! I heard a lot about the ick factor in the forums and was puzzled. We see older men ogling much younger women all the time so how is this different? At least Brady’s in his thirties! She may be a mature woman, but Vivacious Vivian’s still got her eyesight! My advice for Viv: Go back to sleep! Quick.
Carly’s board meeting was a joke. It was meant to establish whether or not Carly was unethical, and deserved to lose her license, not to be used as an opportunity to listen to Kayla whine about how her family is falling apart. None of what Kayla griped about had anything to do with Carly, and why was she even there, considering she no longer resides in Salem or has anything to do with the hospital? I can’t stand her anymore, or Scaroline and I don’t understand why the writers are ruining these two characters that we saw as the voice of reason in the past. Neither has just cause to act like shrews. I can’t recall Kayla being self-righteous. Caroline maybe. At this point I’d prefer to never see either, rather than watch the writers desecrate their character. Advice to both: Go out and get your own life.
I wish Nicole had something on EJ The Barbarian. He’s been more of brute to her than ever and needs somebody to put him in his place. Sure he has been sincere in his apologies for his behaviour, but it’s not enough. I hate seeing her kowtow to him. I did love that he noticed all of the DiMera case files in the Safe loft, and said nothing. Look for EJ to develop a scheme to take the acting commander down.
Sami went from being sarcastic to ruining it for me and going back down that predictable road of denial when she learned Johnny was having more tests at the hospital. We saw a tough side of little Johnny, who oddly didn’t even cry when he learned he could lose his eye and eyesight permanently. He’s braver than Sami. Well, who isn’t?
I found the chapel scenes a bore. Much like most of you, I’m desensitized to these repetitive baby storylines, except when Johnny’s in the room. He’s a star! Am I supposed to care one way or another that EJ and Sami have bartered with God and decided to have yet another truce? How many times have they done this? Feedback? I’d much rather have seen Steve return temporarily in order to get Johnny used to wearing his patch.
The big boss.
Were you surprised Stefano’s the big boss? Vote! It’s good to see him balancing his humanity with his seedier side. I thought it was a great opportunity to bring Dr. Rolf back, even temporarily, for Johnny, but don’t see that in the cards. Hey, at least we got to see him spend time with Kate. The highlight of my week. Advice? This is for the writers. Please keep Stefano and Kate together. They’re two peas in a pod.
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- Christine Fix