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Deconstructing “Days” from November 5 – 9:

Congratulations to “Days of our Lives” who made it to their 47th year on the air. I still recall with fondness the first day a friend of mine introduced me to the show in 1994. After watching Marlena float above her bed during her possession, I was hooked. I’d love to hear about your first memory of watching “Days!”

Obsession is trending this week in Salem. At one point the DiMera’s were the only ones who cornered the market on this. Now, in addition to Stefano, EJ and Kristen, Marlena’s preoccupied with Kristen, Nicole’s obsessed with taking revenge on Jenn, Jennifer is fixated on Daniel, and Brady’s consumed with protecting his family from Kristen.

Salemites find God?
We’ve become so accustomed to hearing the people of Salem calling each other “bitch,” “slut” and “opportunistic tramp,” that Wednesday was a big surprise when all sorts of religious and biblical references were flying out of everyone’s mouths instead. With Kristen’s “Judge lest ye be judged,” comment to EJ, Maggie’s parable about the three blind men and an elephant to Brady, and Marlena sarcastically calling Kristen a “churchie,” it felt as though we were in an alternative Salem. Is this in preparation for the priest Eric Brady’s return?

Red flags.
Daniel didn’t trust Nicole enough to ask her if she had a doctor’s appointment the day she lost her baby. Instead, he ran around the hospital from room to room fondling the onesie or twosie or whatever that infernal outfit is and started to put things together. Surprisingly, University Hospital didn’t have a forwarding address, email address or phone number for one of their doctors so Rafe had to contact his ‘guy’. It was nice to see him doing something useful considering he hasn’t had much to do lately. The truth came out and finally, aside from Nicole losing her baby, it made me feel something other than comatose. I felt pity for Nicole even though what she did to Jennifer was inexcusable and unforgivable. Did you feel pity for Nicole? Vote! Dr. Dan said the baby died due to a placental abruption which still doesn’t tell us the exact reason behind it. Oddly, Nicole didn’t have any symptoms. While it was understandable that Abigail would shriek at Nicole about setting her mother up, I wasn’t sure what Jennifer was feeling. Her tears made me wonder if she felt sorry for Nicole, which could go a long way toward her being redeemed in some fans’ eyes. It was a little strange that everyone ran after Nicole and a little odd that they knew exactly where to find her. I guess just Daniel and the rest of the town being there to witness her break-down wasn’t enough drama.

I think the thing I enjoyed most about this story was Nicole dancing with Daniel’s shirt.

Who wants to bet that nobody goes to jail over any of the illegal misdeeds?!

Super fast.
I like that Nick and Gabi are enjoying each other so much sexually but really dislike that their love-making is so obviously being used as a set up for an upcoming storyline involving Gabi and Will. It’s also way too fast for me to believe these two are already in love since they met twenty minutes ago.