Days of our Lives Weekly Blog!
Carly's cold, dead eyes! *shivers* (Soaps.com)
These are the “DAYS” of my week from September 28- October 2:
They were good days, the days of my week! Can you believe that DOOL is far superior to The Young and the Restless right now? I haven’t seen this in sometime! How proud are we? The week overall was decent but this week’s cliffhanger was the best I’ve seen in a very long time, on any soap. Kudos to cast and crew at DOOL!
Breaking it all down…
I knew that EJ was going to learn part of the truth this week and since it was slow going, getting to this point, I worried they wouldn’t be able to make the big pay off spectacular. Not in this case! This week, Nicole’s secret came out with gang busters! Though EJ still doesn’t know Sydney’s his daughter, the big pay off happened Friday. EJ had Nicole followed and learned that she had a miscarriage, but said nothing. He actually slept on it, and got together more evidence before springing it on her! The timing was perfect and before EJ could tell her he knew the truth, Nicole had Brady lie for her and tell EJ he was back on drugs. EJ knew better and kicked Brady out of his manse, before he let Nicole have it. He showed her a replica of the fake pregnancy belly she wore during her fake pregnancy and blasted her for her constant “poisonous lying.” It was incredible. James and Arianne were superb and it’s a good thing I can touch-type, because I couldn’t take my eyes off them. (I write the recap while I watch.) I also couldn’t take my eyes off Nicole’s Christmas garland she put on in lieu of a necklace. Whose idea was that? Ugh!
Though I was also weary of Meredith and her abduction of Rafe, this storyline pulled together by the week’s end. At the beginning of the week, I thought it was a nice touch with Meredith having that scrapbook about Rafe. It brought forth her hatred for him to life more than ever for me, however… I can’t deny that I wondered just how she got Rafe to her parent’s basement with no help from anybody. She’s petite and he’s around 6’2 and muscular! I had to really suspend disbelief for that one but come Friday, it didn’t really matter to me anymore. A few things that stood out are that with the return of Carly, I thought it was sort of fitting that Meredith try to brick him into a wall. It was a touch reminiscent of Vivian burying Carly alive all those years ago. Poor Rafe. Meredith kept whacking him the head with the lead pipe and all he could whisper was Sami’s name. It was fitting that Rafe admitted to Meredith that Sami’s baby is alive. What will she do with this information, if anything?
Sami and Ari were interesting this week. Ari wanted to know where her brother was so went to Sami, who of course, knew nothing. At first, Ari jumped down Sami’s throat, saying she wasn’t good enough for her brother, but quickly withdrew her words. They made nice and hopefully will be friends. Sami also had a good mother-son conversation with Will, about Mia’s secret, which ties right in with Nicole and EJ’s problems, of course. (Love it!) Sami admitted to Mia she knew about her baby but that Will only told her because he needed advice. I may have missed something when Chad and Mia were talking on the pier, about their baby, because I don’t understand why the two are back together. Truth be told, I was too focused on the difference in height between Chad and Mia to really listen to them. Knowing that their heights are a problem, they should be shot in a position where we can see both of their heads. As it is, Chad is about two feet taller than Mia. I find it distracting. I think Mia will forgive Will and dump Chadly. There’s nothing there. What they had is in the past and I’m not sure anymore why he’s around. If the writers want people to care about this character, they’ll need to write him in somewhere else and give us more information about him. I think that's to come.
Another great part of the week was Stake. Yes, I do believe that’s Stefano and Kate’s nickname. I love them. Love, love, love them. I knew I would and this has been a few months in the making! Kate in the household with Nicole was a hoot, too. She and EJ slinging insults - loads of fun and I swear she’s trying to kill Stefano by giving him all that sugar. She didn’t learn her lesson from poisoning Chloe? She’s a bulldog! I hope to see more Stake scenes in the future. (Sans that weird getup that Kate had on during the week. Horrors!)
I didn’t mention last week but I did find it odd that Lucas just disappeared from canvas to go to rehab. It happened too quickly for me and it was way too easy for Danloe to get their life in order. It’s working out too easily for me. Next thing you know, Lucas will apologize for being angry about Chloe’s affair. We had a discussion in the message boards about Chloe’s request to Father Matt for an annulment. None of us was certain as to why she’d bother to ask for one, considering she and Lucas married in Vegas at the Justice of the Peace. There is no need for an annulment. The Catholic Church doesn’t recognize other marriages, so if she wanted to marry Daniel in the church, she could. I’m thinking that she wanted it for peace of mind. She was never in love with him and wants to wipe it out. I don’t agree with it, though. We can’t wipe out our past and frankly, I think it’s unhealthy to do so. While some things are water under the bridge, mostly, we should learn from our past and deal with it!
Here’s a guy who can’t deal properly with reality - Victor! Gotta love him. He keeps spouting Greek mythology, but I’d rather hear stories from his own life than hear Chloe compared to the sirens in Odysseus/Ulysses. I fail to see how she’s a tramp, either. I know I’ve said it before. I think the character of Chloe is daft, but not a tramp. She has been strong and seems to have a penchant for a weak man. Addicts, except for Philly. She’s from a good family, was always a good person. I know Victor doesn’t approve of any woman but sheesh! It’s getting ridiculous. At least, though he didn’t approve of Danloe marrying, he cared enough about Daniel to accept that he’s going to marry Chloe. It’s important that the writers have built up the relationship between Victor and Daniel, reminding us of the connection of the two and Daniel’s connection to Salem.
They writers haven’t been writing anything for Stephanie for a while, and then she was seen Thursday, in a Kiriakis manse scene. They brought her back to get Philly to realize that she doesn’t love him, but loves the idea of what she thinks he should be. He also realized at the same time that Melanie cares for him as he is, and he went after her. Meanwhile, Mel and Nathan are getting closer, but we all know Mel’s in love with Philly and though I enjoyed her with Nathan this week, I need to see some more Phelanie action. I’d also like to see some Halloween scenes come the end of the month. When Melanie bringing up decorations for Mags, I admit I cheered!
Many feel Maggie’s being nosy again and I suppose she seems that way but I’m seeing it as being the head of the household and I like that she can call it like she sees it. The only problem I have with it is that if she's going to dish it out, she should be able to take what comes back to her without tears in her eyes. She's very sensitive. *smile*
Since Bradianna are no longer dating, did you wonder for a moment on Friday if there could be a Romari paring? (Ari and Roman.) Just putting it out there. It seems to me that it could happen, considering we could be seeing a future Bricole relationship blooming once again. Why else did Melanie tell Brady that she knew he was still in love with Nicole still? Why else would he lie for her and who else would be with Nic after all her lies come out? Though... once he learns Sydney’s Sami’s baby, all bets are off!
Last, but surely not least, Carly and Lawrence returned briefly Friday. She and Lawrence had words and she stabbed him in the abdomen. Next thing we know, she'll be running back to Salem and back to an old "Beau!" Notice the cold, dead, eyes in the photo! Very exciting! Crystal is on screen for all of 30 seconds and leaving me wanting more!
After such a fabulous Friday of DOOL, I'm happily waving to all as I head into the weekend. If you're tweeting at all, feel free to follow us on Twitter @soapoperafan!! I tweet all the news, teasers you can handle! Have a great weekend!
- Christine Fix