That was fast! (NBC)

Deconstructing “Days” from October 29 – November 2:

Not a whole hell of a lot happened this week in Salem even though the pace is still fast. As usual, it’s difficult to figure out who feels what for whom, there is too much filler, too many ridiculous plot points and convoluted stories, and characters are walking into scenes for no apparent reason which boggles the mind. We watched Bo leave, poor little Ciara and Theo didn’t get a trick or a treat this Halloween, and we learned Cameron (Schuyler Yancey) was recast.

Bo’s last scenes.
Bo and Hope’s last scene would have been much more satisfying if they had spent one more night in bed instead of hanging around the pub. There was also a lack of emotion from Bo during their goodbyes and as one of my writers, Verachan, says, it was as though Bo was “going out for milk” not leaving Salem for an extended time. What a letdown especially since the rest of the departure went so well.

Hotheaded.
I was disgusted by Lucas’ behaviour at Sonny’s apartment and with the superintendent for giving Lucas entry without Sonny’s approval. Sonny needs to go to the rental tribune and complain. I believe Lucas knew Will was getting intimate with Sonny and that’s why he was so persistent at the door.

Sonny said, “You’re okay with Will being gay as long as he doesn’t do anything about it.” The only way to get accustomed to something is to see it.

I miss Will and EJ working together. Since William liked the power of working with EJ, it’s arguable that it would be almost impossible for him to quit for good and yet these two haven’t even shared a scene in months.

Safe.
Rafe “almost” called Sami on how many times she has lied to him and then stopped because she can dish it out but she can’t take it? I can’t wait until she either forgives him or he moves on without her. Either way, I’m tired of Sami’s issues with her men.

“Doesn’t your church say the same thing?”
Nick alluded to Gabi that while in prison he got into spirituality and religion and he believes people choose to be gay. I am having a hard time buying this since he’s so scientific. (Scientific people more often than not are not spiritual or religious.) Gabi got over their massive differing beliefs on homosexuality with lightening speed but something this big should have had them at odds for weeks and in fact; this could have been the end of their relationship. I don’t even know what to think about this, nor do I understand Gabi’s thoughts. Maybe she’s just horny.

Kristen versus Brady, John and Marlena.
In a week Marlena went from the epitome of confidence to a raving lunatic. She’s losing it way too fast. It’s as though Kristen’s been “tormenting” her for three months instead of three days. I agree with Marlena though. I’m sure Kristen set up the kid’s fall and the cell phone “left” at John’s office in order to get to John.