Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
Look behind Melanie. Somebody's dressed up! (Soaps.com)
These are the DAYS of my week from October 27-31:
Halloween touched Salem this year, though briefly. I’m a little sad that there were no parties and that nobody really dressed up. We saw some guy dressed up at the pub and there were trick-or-treaters at the safe house. *snicker* Safe houses should always open their doors to people in costume. Yup. I think Salem, which is home of the Salem Witch Trials, deserves a more fitting Hallowe’en. Don’t you agree? JER (James E. Reilly, RIP) used to have fun with Hallowe’en on the show. You could always count on him for a little creativity! Forget? Click here! and check out a clip from Hallowe’en past. For more, simply go to Youtube and do a search for Days of our Lives Halloween. You’ll be there for hours! I was going to grab a few links for you, and a few clips and post here, but instead, I’d like you all to take a peek at this video clip from “racegirlbriar”. While I don’t know who she is, I know she frequents Soaps.com, so I figured she needed props! (Check out the bottom left hand corner for loads of my very own screen shots, taken while watching and writing Days, just for you!
Now for the vote…where do you spooky ghosts and goblins want to go trick-or-treating in Salem?
I’m puzzled as to why we’re going another week without Steve and Kayla, yet a well known trade magazine has had them as the favorite couple of Days for about 5 months. If they’re so popular with the fans, why isn’t the show putting them on canvas? I almost forgot they existed until somebody emailed my staff, asking where they were! Steve was supposed to start investigating Trent’s murder, but I haven’t seen him since the night in question. Is he still investigating? How come we don’t get to see it? I’d love to have seen that but it appears as though Bope are on their own. On a good note, it was nice to hear Anna and Tony mentioned by Kate, who offered Lucas a better job running Hearth and Home. Now we’ll see him interacting with other Salemites, especially Anna and Tony (Tanna….Anny?) Have you also noticed that we never get to see Chelsea anymore unless she’s crying and running in and out of scenes? I think it’s a waste of a truly talented actress. All we ever see is Sami. These are the Days of our Sami. Sick to death of her. I’d love to see more of a mix of all characters. It’s upsetting to say, “Marlena and John who?” all of the time, when we have noobs like Daniel, that nobody gives a rats arse about taking up good screen time. No offense to the actor. I just miss the vets!
Salem’s not so finest:
Trent’s will was read this week and Hope and Bo set a trap for Melanie. Here’s what happened. They had Trent’s lawyer, Mr. Berman, give Melanie a letter that was actually intended for Hope and Bo. Melanie was to give the letter to Bope after she read it. She didn’t, of course, because I’m sure she was curious as can be and worried a little about what was in it. Melanie fell for their trap and didn’t give them the letter. They thought this proved she was a liar and therefore capable of murder. If it weren’t so ridiculous, I’d laugh. What freaking police station would do that? It proves nothing in a court of law, so why do it? What the hell is wrong with Bo and Hope? I also didn’t like the way they treated Nicole. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Hope’s not usually that cold hearted. When she’s not up in your business, she’s supposed to be supportive, strong and caring. This was a new Hope that I didn’t like. Melanie was right to yell at the two for playing games. That was ridiculous, but the letter wasn’t. It held evidence that Nicole could be the killer. Not really. In Salem perhaps.I don’t think Nicole killed him. She hid that she saw him at the cemetery and likely she’s hiding more, but I’m positive she didn’t do it. I believe either Melanie did it and forgets it or Nick did it after coming across the two struggling with the knife. I believe it was Nick, and now they’re moving in together, which should be interesting!
Sami sings the safe house blues:
Twelve year old Sami went off to the safe house, under the witness protection program, but they still call her Sami Brady. Don’t they change your name, your background and your physical appearance? Don’t they close their doors to trick-or-treaters, who come to your door in costume? I thought they did but I guess not in Salem. Sami was arguing with Darryl, laughing at his lifestyle choice of being a vegan. Oh…My…God…what is wrong with her? Can we write her any younger? He doesn’t eat meat or meat products. How is that funny? He gets my respect for not falling for Sami the way everyone else seems to. He gets my respect for requesting reassignment and hightailing it out of the so called safe house away from Sami detail. She was rude, immature and embarrassingly showed her ignorance about other lifestyles. I turned beet red for her. Poor harmless gravelly voiced FBI agent Hilda arrived and Sami drugged her. Drugged an FBI agent. Drugged. Did I say that yet? Shouldn’t she be in freaking jail? Not funny, remotely. I thought the rest of their scenes together were cute and the actress Diane Delano was fantastic! I’m tired of Sami the spoiled child, getting away with everything. I just want her to reap what she sows. Things picked up by the end of the week when Luis/Rafe arrived. I like him already, but thought it was a bit contrived, of course. The fact that he sees right through Sami, upon first meeting was a bit much. The show has been presenting to us that he’s her match, which sounds like fun times to me, but I fear they’re actually going to put the two together romantically. Like Sami needs another new love interest – pregnant no less!
Rafe says, "I feel less sorry for you than the poor schmo who has to baby sit you." The schmo just got reassigned to Sami duty. Poor schmuck!
Lucas and Chloe were basking in the quiet cabin without Sami. Lucas even admitted he was glad Sami was gone. No more Sami stress. It must be nice to get rid of her and have the cabin to himself so that he can get along with his life and focus on his own priorities, without Sami pulling him into her childish schemes. I still don’t see a good pairing in Chloe and Lucas and if they're going to pair her up, she should be with Philip, but I guess the show has ideas for her when Brady returns to make amends with everyone. Will he want her back? Though Eric Martsolf has signed a four year contract, I'm not sure where this puts Chloe, who is not a fan favourite. I suppose we're in for a Chloe/Lucas/Brady triangle. Uh…Yay. I do love that Lucas has a good job now that'll keep him in synch with a few other Salemites. As for Chloe, I really liked her scene with Melanie. "Wow, it took me less than two seconds to dislike you," she said, then told Philip to ditch her! This is the Chloe that I want to see. Give us more of that! Also, another good scene was the one with Chloe and Kate. Chloe was doing a good deed by visiting her for Lucas. They had some good chemistry. Kate finally decided to make
amends, though I can't believe she still hasn't gotten over Chloe breaking Philip's heart. Cut those apron strings!
Speaking of Philip, it seems to me that the show is unsure as to what to do with this character, so they're throwing him out there in all sorts of unusual situations. He brought Melanie in to the cops after she tried to bribe him with sex to keep quiet about the wallet. He suddenly has taken up an unlikely friendship with Stephanie, and she'll start an internship with him soon. I don't know what plans the show has with him, but am crossing my fingers that he finds his place soon. In our poll from this past week, 43% of you wanted Chloe and Philip together, while a whopping 30% want him with somebody new. I'd say he should get some action, no matter who it is, but I fear they'd throw him with Melanie. Phil's a great character, and he deserves more screen time.
Stephanie/Melanie and Max:
Max's character, much like the rest of Salem characters, has done a complete turn-about and Max stuck up for a sister he doesn’t even know, to make his girlfriend, he professes to love, look like a liar. He hasn't even apologized, though I'm not sure if that's forgivable, and pitiful Stephanie still wants him back. Good lord, woman, move on. Philly's more of a man… stop crying over Max and get back into racing to keep yourself occupied from thoughts of your uncle Max. Wait a sec. If Melanie is Max's sister and Max is Stephanie's uncle, does this make Melanie sort of a half-aunt to Stephanie? I guess not. Does it even matter in Salem?!
Nicole and EJ:
I'm baffled. Truly don't know what to say about these two. This week started out fun. Nicole showed that she cared for somebody else aside from herself (baby) and babysat Johnny, which is good practice for her. It was also amusing. When she fell asleep and EJ showed up, taking Johnny to bed, he scammed Nicole. "Nicole, what have you done with my son?" She scrambled, bleary-eyed, looking high and low for the little tyke while EJ laughed. He'd already put Johnny to bed. That was cute, but unfortunately, the rest of the week was painful to watch. EJ brought up marrying Nicole, only so that Johnny could have the DiMera name. How pitiful. Neither of them trust each other, so they sure as hell shouldn't be marrying each other. That was clear by Friday's episode where EJ ripped Nicole a new one at Salem PD. EJ yelling at the top of his lungs while he told her to back off and grow up. I believe he said, "Stop acting like a jealous child." Still, is she jealous for no reason?
His hair looked goofy Wednesday. They should do something about that. It was a little Marilyn Monroesque with that swoop above his forehead. Less product is better. The suit was nice. Poor EJ. I'm always on about his clothes. Hey, didn't he sound as though he had a cold on Thursday's show or is it just my imagination?
Theo, Lexi and Abe:
Finally we're getting someplace interesting with this storyline. I'm finally interested in it. Really, it's due to little Tyrell Ransom Jr. He's only four years old and is rocking this role. He's also adorable. We're interviewing his mum next week.
Everyone's been talking about their favourite 5 characters on the boards and I started thinking about who mine are. I wish I could say I have 5 character faves these days. I don't. I like New John for his sense of humour. He's almost child-like and cute and funny. That's about it.
I did like Trent Robbins, who really was a mean to the bone character. He wasn't immature like Sami, who used to be a good villainess. Back when the show was great. In the past, I loved Vivian Alamain and her sidekick Ivan, Nicholas Alamain (I admit, only because he's hot.), Sami, Marlena, John, Susan Banks and all of her alts, Kristen, Jennifer and Jack, Abbi…. The list goes on. I wish I could say that it did now, but things are going downhill and my lack of interest starts at the characters these days.
Happy Hallowe'en! Until next week, have a fantastically ghoulish evening, whether you're handing out candy, trick-or-treating with your kids or grand kids, partying downtown Toronto, like myself, or just sitting home alone in the dark, munching on left over candy, while watching scary movies!
Please feel free to leave a comment with your own thoughts!
- Christine Fix