Jack died a hero. (Soaps.com)

These are the “Days” of my week from August 13 – 17:

Fans made it through two weeks without “Days of our Lives,” after a pretty big cliffhanger. It was a rough week for most Salemites and some fans. While Sonny and countless others were MIA and hopefully doing fine, Jack and Madison died from injuries sustained in the explosions. Many fans were angered by Jack’s death but if nobody died it wouldn’t have made much of an impact story-wise. I’ll miss fun-loving Jack, but since I haven’t seen a body yet I’m going to pretend he’s off chasing another story. Here’s what stood out for me this week…

Sami’s jeans:
Lucas got the crummy end of the stick while his girlfriend followed her ex to one of Stefano’s many tasteful safe houses we’ve never heard of in order to help “clear his name for their children.” She left her children in Will’s care which isn’t going to win her the best mother award once again with fans but at least she’s checking up on them by using Facebook. Just when we thought we were beyond that script, Sami broke down and once again told EJ what a ‘wonderful father’ he is. Surely these two have more to say to one another than this? EJ saw Samanther in those 80s flowery jeans and thought she looked simply smashing and he started poaching on Lucas’ territory again. She didn’t mind. He took off to follow up on a tip and someone knocked him out. While Sami was forced to change into the little black dress, thank goodness, Rafe just happened to be hiding in the apartment with her, while some other dude’s trying to get in!

Best line: Sami to EJ: “I’m just lucky these jeans have come back in again.” Maybe in some alternate universe they have. EJ really must love her because he didn’t even bat an eyelash when she came out of the bedroom with those on and we know how he loves to bat his eyelashes!

Elevate her feet.
Daniel and Bo spent hours removing debris so they could get to a trapped Nicole in the ballroom but when they finally made their way to her, she was gone. I have no idea how this happened since she was pinned under the rubble. They found her wandering the square in shock. Daniel told Bo they needed to get her feet elevated. I’m still waiting for them to elevate her feet.