Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
He smiles?! (Soaps.com)
These are the “Days” of my week from January 24-28:
I don’t have a real handle on how I feel about the week in general. Our whole blue, grey and purple colour theme was thrown off a little by Melanie who wore red… so let’s just get down to business. I’ve quoted several of you once again.
Bo + Truth Serum = hilarious!
Bo’s been more interesting this past week than the entire year. I didn’t know whether to root for him or Jane, who both were in rare form. Fantastic chemistry. I say get him hooked on truth serum. Matt says, “He should be beaten more often.” Either way, the scenes were great, Matt of Matt’s Musings and I loved them.
Give me more Adrienne and Justin. Happy hour will never be the same. Though the scene was random, so much so that Matt forgot they were on the show, it was fantastic!
Give Vivian more to do.
A poster, “little bear,” left a message under one of my recaps pointing out. “Vivian needs a real purpose on the show other than revenge.” I agree. I love Vivi but revenge alone doesn’t promote longevity in a character. The revenge can only hold them for a short time. It becomes stale and fans turn away from the character.
Where do they live?
Nobody seems quite clear on where sixteen year old Gaby lives. The last I heard, it was above the pub. She’s in a strange city without supervision, and her brother, Commissioner Hernandez, is bent on finding a crumb of evidence to put away the DiMera family, letting his sister’s murderer go free. Black is white. Up is down.
We don’t know where Jennifer lives either, but I’m thinking with Doug and Julie, at Gran’s, but then why would Jenn and Nathan need to catch up at the pub if they lived together? Also, this week, Hope told Nathan she didn’t need to break into his place. She just used the spare key Gran used to keep outside, but when Gran died, Corday said that would be the last we ever saw of the Horton set. Then again, Corday says a lot of things… Uh…and where does Chad live? At home, while his father is in …where was it, Boston? Chicago? Isn’t it an issue when fans can’t even keep track of where people live? When there is an entire thread dedicated to fans wondering where the heck these characters live, the show should make it clear. There should be a boarding house.
Fans are also wondering what use "Crazy Chloe strikes again" will have once Philip is gone, considering Daniel will no longer talk to her. "Jen821" says, What's the point of keeping Chloe and Parker on the show if Philip leaves? Daniel's done with Chloe." Good point. Nicole’s her only friend in town. She has no other ties, but Maggie needs a pet project now that Melanie left the nest. Maggie, and pester her for a while. Chloe needs this! It was bad enough that Chloe didn’t give Maggie enough bottles when she was babysitting, but when Philip noticed the poor little guy bawling, instead of taking him home for milk, he takes him for a walk? There’s already a great case for anybody to get custody away from either of these two. "debster11" isn’t too happy about the storyline. "I've had enough depressing redone storylines. Remember Belle with Claire? Been there done that!" Another good point. I too tire of the depressing storylines. Let’s hope they develop more stories along the lines of adventure, romance, and intrigue to balance things out. Vote on the post-partum depression storyline.
Sami, is a hot-head, doesn’t seem to have any regard for herself or others, and is just mean spirited. There is nothing to root for anymore. It’s pretty bad when I resort to wanting somebody to slap her. "You’re not anyone’s mother," Mario Andretti snapped at Nicole. Though true, it was a low blow, and not very witty. Sami’s been getting away with being foul to everyone lately. I’m always amazed she never apologizes for being impolite to everyone around her. Moreover, I’m shocked nobody demands one from her. I’d love to see her stop wearing her feelings on her sleeve. Does she realize that Nicole has been a great motherly figure? "miss lelo" agrees. "Even though the kids are Sami’s, Nicole is a better mother to them." Some disagree. "ITivoDOOL" says, "Nicole's obsession for these children is borderline creepy." That’s her desperation to be loved coming out. Creepy or not, I’d rather her as a mother than Samanther. At this point, I sort of do blame Sami for Rafe’s accident. Even though I know it’s not her fault, I can’t help feeling that if she wasn’t so headstrong and childish, he wouldn’t be in the hospital with possible brain damage or memory loss.
EJ remembers how to smile.
I was telling my pal Lucy on Twitter that it’s been great to see EJ trade his scowl for a smile. She said, "Seriously EJ must have some major frown lines from all that scowling over the last year." Our Nic has magical powers. "We call it 'The Power Of Nicki!'" It’s true and it’s easier to take rather than hearing him bellow!
What the fans want.
"Fire Dena, Beg Sheri Anderson," is the title of "Daysfan55555’s" forum thread. Inside, "days78" says, "Dena has trashed so many of the characters the show is unrecognizable. Are the real Hope, Bo, Caroline, Brady, and Sami on an island somewhere?" Isn’t that the question we’re all asking ourselves? It’s time they listened to their fans.
- Christine Fix