Is it bad news for Mickey? (Soaps.com)

These are the “DAYS” of my week for November 30-December 4:

This week was balanced between love and abuse. We saw a few characters mingling that we don’t often see, such as Bo and Philip and Melanie and Carly and Vivian’s return set off sparks with Philip, finally, which I hope will be explored more. Let’s break things down!

What stood out for me this week is how abusive that Sami, EJ and Lucas can be. We’ll get into Lucas’ behaviour later. Sami and EJ share an affinity for verbal and physical abuse which can be entertaining but usually frightens or annoys. EJ is still living in Stefano’s house after attempting to strangle him and hasn’t even apologized for it. Sami’s barb to Brady about him being off the coke but still addicted to Nicole was hurtful and she never apologized for it, even now that he’s busting his arse to help find her kid. EJ snapped at Brady the whole week, not caring that Brady’s the one man who can get through to poor Nicole and poor Rafe was the mediator this week, the only one with a sound mind. How does he do it? While I’ve always enjoyed the Ejami chemistry, sans arguing, watching Rafe this week made me see that he is perhaps too good for Sami or perhaps the better man for her, even though I don’t see a lot of chemistry there. Between Sami’s hysteria and EJ’s wrath, I didn’t enjoy any scenes with this foursome at the pub. Luckily, these people aren’t the only ones in Salem. I enjoyed the brief return of Fay and wondered if she took her “granddaughter” or if Stefano’s got her, but it can’t be that easy, can it? I’d like to see Fay return if only to partner her up with Roman again.

Did you notice that when Mr. and Mrs. Robinson from the bus terminal, were brought to see Sami and EJ, they had nothing whatsoever to give to the cops in order to help with the kidnapping? Why even bring them on screen? Do they have something to do with it? We’re back to a whodunnit! I’d love to hear your thoughts below on who you think the culprit is!

Here’s another fine mess. Melanie’s feelings for both Nathan and Philly. After being caught almost making out with Philly, she admitted to Nathan that she cares for both men. She’s just not ready to choose. Stephanie’s ready for her to choose Philly so she can get her grubby hands on a suddenly single Nathan. Arianna talked sense into Mel this week, telling her to go with her heart. Oh but wait! She didn’t say that at all. She told Mel to go with her pants, not her heart. What did she say? Mel should be with a guy who turns her on rather than be with somebody who looks good on paper but doesn’t float her boat?! In the midst of this mess, Melanie bumped into Carly, and got scalded by hot coffee in the process. Carly made a lot of weird eye contact with Melanie, making us see who her daughter really is and Mia whined all week and moped about her loss and the lack of a mother. While I feel for her, I think she needs to be proactive. The poor me routine, when you’re watching daily (not to be confused with real life) gets old. Speaking of old…