Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
Needs a life. (Soaps.com)
Deconstructing “DOOL” for the week of March 12 – 16:
This was a big week for secrets being revealed. Carrie opened up about her feelings for Rafe, Stefano admitted he wants HoJo for a “project,” Sonny revealed his investor in the coffee house to be Ian, Abby accidentally exposed her lies to Melanie, and Will confessed to Sami that he likes the power and excitement of working with EJ. Still, didn’t it feel as though there was something missing again this week?
How on earth does Stefano have so much pull in Alamaina? It’s not as if he’s pals with Vivian. And what a travesty that I don’t get to see my Vivi while they’re in her country. After consulting “MacGuyver,” HoJo scaled the wall of the courthouse, used a bit of bubble gum and cord to break-in, which must be an innovative way to shut down an alarm system. They sprayed the camera with shaving cream, and it was all for naught. These two thought they were stuck in Alamaina for just two weeks. It looks like they’ll be there a lot longer than that. Stefano’s got a plan for them that involves Gina and The Pawn.
Billie Reed has made her fair share of mistakes with men over the years which has never endeared me to her but before she left to work for Titan’s security in England, she seemed to have changed some. Whether or not it’ll stick remains to be seen. She made me howl with laughter when she wailed for Lexi to save Bo’s life without any expression whatsoever on her face. I did enjoy her scenes with Austin at his hotel room though and assumed she broke in, considering she should by now know all there is to know about security. I’d forgotten how close the siblings are. It was good to see Austin have a shoulder to cry on though beyond that I’m not sure why Billie is back on canvas. With Billie, Lucas and Austin all in Salem at the same time, I also can’t help but wonder if one of Kate’s children belongs to Ian. I thought possibly Lucas considering Will had that strange encounter last week. Course, maybe I’m way off base.
Pitiful fickle woman.
When Carrie confessed her love for Rafe, he did a good job at hiding his own emotions since he had time to look at the whole picture enough to realize how bad it would be if they got together. He pushed her away when she tried to kiss him which makes me think these two won’t be together. He’s level-headed and can’t be with her while they’re both married, he encouraged her to try to put her marriage back together and if they were together even after they divorced their spouses, I’m still not sure Rafe could do it. Carrie, on the other hand, lets her heart control her. It’s a turn off and makes her look pathetic.
It was a surprise to learn Ian is Sonny’s backer. I guess Ian’s laying down roots. Considering who he is, should we be concerned for Sonny? And why didn’t Sonny tell Chad ahead of time who his backer was? I thought they were partners? And is Gabi for real? Sure, Chad was affected by her sitting on his lap, otherwise he wouldn’t have crossed his legs and moved half-way across the sofa during their photo shoot last week to hide ‘something’ but I don’t think he’s interested in Gabi. I like Gabi better as a baddie but "bitch" needs to get her own man. How sad that she is resorting to this. Don’t girls know by now that schemes never work?
Melanie really let the deluded Abigail have it, which surprised me. She yelled, she made loads of sense, and it wasn’t easy but she convinced Abby to finally spill the truth. Shame Mr. Furley, Jack, Chrissy and Janet got things all cocked up because otherwise, Austin would have known the truth.
It’s great that Brady had Daniel to discuss his problems with especially since Daniel has gone through what Brady’s going through but he and Melanie have shared a long friendship and it’s pretty sad to see him push her away. It was, however, fitting that he was written true to character by turning back to booze. It was surprising that Kayla even attempt to get into his business.
EJ and William’s scenes were again a fave of the week. Will has it bad for EJ. He even giggled when Lucas suggested that working with EJ was like sleeping with the enemy. Vote: Does Will want EJ?
The script writers gave us some pretty funny lines this week.
Melanie to Abby, "There's an old saying - If you married a man who cheated on his wife, you married a man who cheated on his wife!"
Rafe to Carrie, "Abigail? She's like twelve."
Stefano’s reason for keeping HoJo in Alamaina, "Because it's fun. Yes. I think that's it."
Gabi to Chad, "A watched phone never rings."
Madi to Ian, "You’re acting like a jealous schoolgirl."
EJ to Lucas, "What about Will's car, his apartment, his 401K?"
EJ asks Lucas, "Is that from "Father Knows Best" or "The Waltons"?"
Brady to Madi, "Here's the deal: You're scared; he's strong. I understand that but I'm strong too. And I'm not scared and the two of us together are strong enough to take that guy down."
Kate to Sami, "Go and get yourself a ho ho."
SOF's Matt's DOOL Musings. A taste, "Coming to Salem may ruin a marriage, but it can also keep a dead one artificially alive for years on end."
- Christine Fix