Days of our Lives Weekly Blog!
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These were the “Days” of my week for January 12-January 16:
We started this week off watching Hilda get herself murdered. What a drag. I really enjoyed her raspy voice and humour. What bothers me about those scenes is that she was an FBI agent. She didn’t even try to disarm the killer? He only had a knife. She could have done some judo chop kick on his arse, no? She was FBI… I wasn’t impressed and found it difficult to suspend belief for those scenes. Then to top things off, Sami took off, because she really doesn’t give a rats arse about keeping safe or keeping her family safe. I’m shaking my head over that, too. And you know, based on what I saw this week, I don’t see Sami and Rafe moving towards coupledom.
Tuesday’s episode was a bit boring to me. Need a refresher? Engagement party, Victor was a nasty piece of work, which elicited a few smirks from me, but the constant denial of any attraction that Max and Chelsea were feeling was a bit over the top. Either that or perhaps it was the corny dialogue. They’re cute, but if they get any cuter, I’ll throw up. Still, I like them together.
How about that Daniel? He’s got to be the strangest character on any soap in the history of soaps. He browbeat Chloe into making out with him, during her engagement party, knowing she was trying to keep her distance from him. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not placing blame just on him, but I don’t believe she’d have done anything if he was a stand-up guy. He’s a dog, eh?! I’m grinning. It’s amusing. Chloe went ahead and visited him, under the guise of warning him to stay away from her, but we both know what she wanted. She sure got it. Was that hot, or what? In front of a fireplace and everything. Haven’t seen that type of sex in a soap since the ’80’s. Course, then, it was wasted on us kids. How do I feel about them doing the deed? I honestly don’t know what to think. I don’t have anything invested in either character. I saw a lot of name calling on the boards, just for Chloe, but I don’t get into that. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s what you do with it after, that matters. She really needs to make up her mind as to what she’s going to do about her Valentine’s Day wedding. Watch for Maggie to walk in on something… which is probably a good thing, because Chloe sure needs to open up to somebody about this. And it shouldn’t be Dr. Taylor.
What’s with this gal? Dr. Taylor hypnotized John, reviewed the tape and hid the fact that he remembered Marlena being the love of his life from him! Shame shame, Dr. T. Good thing that Brady broke into her office and emailed the file to Marlena. Are you laughing? Yeah, it’s kind of funny, how easy it all is, when they’re rushing the story to kick Jarlena out of Salem. Wait until you see what she does next! I’m happy John is remembering Marlena, though it’s happening altogether too fast for my taste. Is there a happy medium with soaps?
Back to the engagement party. Victor has become really cantankerous! A crusty old goat. He was really nasty to both Nicole and Chloe at the party. What I found strange was that neither gal had any insults to sling back. Instead, their beau's fought their battles for them! How sad. Then there's Kate, who was in a fantastic mood. That's a rarity and the way she's treating Chloe, with such respect will come back and bite her in the "sit upon" when she finds out what little miss cheater is up to! I guess Kate's got a new lease on life, being in remission. We're seeing little signs that perhaps she feels more for Daniel than she's letting on. Bad move, Kate. Even if he didn't do Chloe, he's still not husband material.
Another bad move is the way EJ treated Nicole, again this week. Again, EJ played the daddy and refused to "allow" Nicole to do something. Controlling as ever. Nicole wanted to drive herself to Mia's place to pick up her bracelet (lie), but EJ refused her. If that were me, I would have said g'bye! I'll be back when I'm done. Nicole was never anybody's little woman and it's so unbecoming of EJ to control her. He likes her like this, too.
Speaking of unbecoming, Stephanie's pouting is unbecoming. In the past, we've discussed how annoying she could be with Max with her insecurity and lack of independence. I don't really like her at all, these days. I thought we were through with that insecurity when she and Philly got together. They had great chemistry in the vault and again in bed, but outside of bed, they're a dreadful bore. She has had two dates with the man and she's already asking him not to work past seven the next week? Controlling? Twice, she has accused Philip of wanting to break up with her, and after he hugged Chloe, at the engagement party, Steph wanted to know if Philly still had feelings for her. She needs to have some trust. He hasn't given reason for her to mistrust. So of course, Phil had to reassure her, but I liked how he dealt with it. He played with her and told her that it was easy to get her going. He also surprised me and told her he liked the pouting and found it sexy. Ah… ok? Then he'll LOVE her! She's brilliant at it! Maybe she'll relax a little, knowing she's the only duck in his pond. Or is she? I can't help but remember that hot dream Philip had with Melanie, and how he kept telling her how he liked the way she stepped up for Nick on the witness stand. Will anything become of this? Did Melanie only go on the stand to show Philip how she could be a better person? Either way, I was astounded that they gave Nick 2-4 years and 18 months with good behaviour. For murder. And kidnapping. I'm glad I don't reside in Salem. What a joke. I was angered that everyone kept blaming the damned painkillers for what Nick did. I don't buy it. I didn't buy it when they wrote the EXACT same storyline for Ava Vitali. Maggie blames the pills, Melanie blames the pills. Isn't there one person in Salem who thinks Nick's a maniac and deserves life? There is something seriously wrong with the writing team to have given him 2-4 years for these crimes. We're not stupid. Chant with me…
Speaking of joke. Poor EJ's hair this week. It went from geek to chic. What was with that spider on his head? Did he spend a lot of time in the rain? I was happy to see that he changed the look near the end of the week. He's classy looking and needs a classy hairstyle.
Another joke…Kate visited Stefano at the mansion and they discuss his marriage proposal. I laughed so hard, I almost fell out of my chair. That proposal was done September 12, 2008. In soap age, that's a year ago! Why even bring it up? See? Sept 12! That's asking a lot of us to suspend belief about this one. At least she said no. I'll try to be nice and admit that it was good to see some closure to that would be storyline.
I'd like to see some with the baby storyline. Funniest line of the week comes from Mia. "I slept in a drawer as a child." What the…? Where did that come from?
Good news of the week? Portrayer, Ali Sweeney gave birth, to a baby girl!
And for those who didn't see the sex scene in question...
And as we head into the weekend, I ask for your own thoughts concerning the show. Give me the good, the bad and even the ugly! I'll meet you back here next Friday to dish more!