Days of our Lives Weekly Blog
Speaking of Superman. (NBC Universal Inc.)
Deconstructing “DOOL” from December 16 – 20:
Theme of this week is lying. JJ started the week off by lying to Jennifer about why he was in the druggie park, Theresa’s pants are always on fire but this week she lied to Caroline about hiding the present she was wrapping for her while she was really hiding her dope from her grandmother, Sonny’s nose grew a little when he lied to Will about what he overheard while eavesdropping on Sami, Gabi, and Kate, Nicole told a big fat one to Father Eric about being in a relationship with Daniel and then lied to sweet Father Matt that she had no romantic ideals for Eric anymore, Gabi lied to EJ about what Sami and her were conspiring about, and Ciara hasn’t learned her lesson the first time and is lying to Sami about having her diamond earring.
Nicole and her lies.
Nicole is so much more than just a needy liar. She’s also smart and talented and confident and it’d be nice to see “Days” write that for her more often. It’s getting tiresome seeing her constantly after a man, repeating the same mistakes, lying when the mood strikes. She and Jenn are just starting to get past their differences and instead of protecting her new friendship she’s lying about dating her ex. On a positive note, Father Matt is so sweet and thankfully on Father Eric’s side through this whole mess.
Suspension of disbelief.
I am curious about this procedure Father Eric went through. It seems very implausible though I really don’t understand exactly what Daniel did. Wouldn’t the toxins in Eric’s body be long gone by now?
On another note it looks like Eric’s going to start having feelings for Nicole if that dream he had of her is of any significance.
The show must go on.
In the New Year I’d love if the writers would either write Bo out of the show for good or recast him. If we can’t get Peter Reckell back, it’d be nice to move on. These fake phone calls from him aren’t cutting it anymore. Of course he’s not returning for Christmas. Was there ever any hope? And I’m not sure Bo would stay away from his family at Christmas. It doesn’t sound like him and reminds us of how Jack was written as ‘Jerk’ before he was written out of the show. I hope the powers that be don’t ruin Bo’s good reputation as a father and family man while telling this “story” of Bo gone rogue.
Jenn’s going to date another Superman. Already there’s no chemistry but then there’s not really supposed to be any is there? Isn’t poor Liam just around to pimp Dannifer? Even JJ’s pimping them now.
Anne and Theresa need lessons in how to be an arse.
It’s still always fun to see Anne on the scene but she and her co-conspirator Theresa need to go to Sami for a few tips on how to be a bitch. When Theresa went to Jennifer to ‘twist the knife’ I was expecting a freak load more than her telling Jenny that she never did Dr. Dan. How is this twisting the knife? Did I miss the point? She’s almost hilarious in her ineptitude. And why did the little blackmailer record JJ smoking the ganja in the first place? Again am I missing something?
The murder fallout.
Many have said they’re still not entranced by this storyline. It does appear to be moving fast with Sonny finding out. EJ’s on the cusp, and Will is likely soon to be told, which means it could be wrapped up in a decent amount of time. I did find it odd that Sami couldn’t overpower a little kindergartener, take that backpack from Ciara’s hands and reclaim her earring. I’d have expected the kid to have been scolded and the earring to make its way to Sami’s pocket before Hope noticed anything askew. Ciara’s turning out quite bratty!
It’s a little too close to the Bernardi case with innocent Sonny stuck in the middle again. And did Justin really say that Sonny couldn’t be prosecuted for a crime he heard about after the fact? That it’d be hearsay? Isn’t Sonny essentially an accessory to Nick’s "murder" now by concealing the crime from the eyes of the law? That’s basically aiding in the "murder." I mean failing to report it to the authorities should be punishable. Maybe it’s not in Salem...or maybe I heard Justin wrong. Maybe it doesn’t matter at all because I still am under the assumption that ole Nick is alive until I see his body. If that’s the case, considering we can’t have all three ladies go to prison, Nick could return unscathed and blackmail them. Maybe he’ll force Gabi to move away with him. Or maybe that’s too far-fetched.
At any rate, what a surprise it was to see Percy as Santa, Friday. You know this guy is going to be their downfall!
Is "Days" testing the waters with these two or are EJabby just becoming friends? Their interaction is so out of the ordinary, and their discussions actually have substance. Friends or more it's intriguing either way. Weigh in with this week's Days poll: EJabby?
Happy holidays! Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy 2014 to everyone. This will be my last "Days" blog of 2013. Thank-you for tuning in each week to read my thoughts. It’s been a pleasure writing and hearing your thoughts as well on the happenings in Salem each week. Dustin Cushman will blog December 27 and January 3, 2014 and I’ll return the following week.
Daniel asks Nicole, "How many times does a lie have to blow up in your face?"
Sonny, "You're doing it again. You’re trying to make a case for justifiable homicide."
"That's a great picture of Justin Bieber," Sami offers. "It's a horse," Ciara clarifies.
Daniel, "I get it. He's freakin' Superman."
Nicole, "I have washed that man right out of my hair."
Ciara, "Anybody else would have to have a warrant."
Miles, "When are you gonna be ready to put Father randy on camera for an interview?"
- Christine Fix