When it comes to Days of our Lives, every fan has their own opinion – and Soap Hub is no different. For five days we sat and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we offer you a handy review, and a cheeky critique, of the DAYS week that was.
Days of our Lives: A Critic’s Week In Review
Which recent DAYS happening has you scratching your head the most? Was it Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) hypocritically engineering the ruination of Eric (Greg Vaughan) and Nicole Brady’s (Arianne Zucker) marriage?
Was it Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) tapping into what remains of his dark side? Or maybe Allie Horton (Lindsay Arnold) admitting on the one hand that she has serious – possibly even romantic – feelings for Chanel Dupree (Raven Bowens) and then deciding that her smartest move would be to take Tripp Johnson (Lucas Adams) to bed?
How about Paulina Price’s (Jackée Harry) stubborn refusal to even consider giving up her plans to erect an eponymous big box store, despite her actions costing her family and friends – and a good, decent man like Abe Carver (James Reynolds)?
Or perhaps it was Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien) and Xander Cook’s (Paul Telfer) inability to come up with even a slightly plausible excuse for why Dr. Snyder (Michael Lowry) was laid out on the precious Horton family sofa?
If you’re anything like us, dear readers, we’re gonna assume that your answer is all the above. All of these Days of our Lives plots were a bit ridiculous…and a whole lot pointless.
Sure, Sami achieved momentary satisfaction, but now she’s going to be at a seriously pissed-off Nicole’s mercy. Nicole’s already 99.4% sure that Sami and Lucas were carrying on a torrid affair behind EJ DiMera’s (Dan Feuerriegel) back, and now that her life is in tatters, you had better believe Nicole won’t stop at anything until Sami is in the exact same position.
And how can Lucas think that participating in the break-up of Sami and EJ’s marriage will endear him to his ex? Even if he manages to get Kristen DiMera’s (Stacy Haiduk) letter anonymously handed over to EJ, it’ll only be a matter of time before Sami finds out the truth – no secret ever stays buried for long in Salem.
Allie certainly didn’t do herself any favors by committing to Tripp when she’s obviously crushing on Chanel, and Tripp didn’t come off too good either. He could tell that Allie wasn’t as committed to him as she was making out – a decent man wouldn’t have taken her up on her offer to spend the night…not until the two of them were 100% sure that what they truly wanted was each other.
With so many people against her, you’d think that Paulina would cut her losses, admit her mistake, and do everything in her power to right her wrongs. Instead, she’s digging in her heels. But rather than talk, talk, talk, the people of Salem should be rising up and putting a plan into action. How about chaining themselves to the doors of the businesses lining Horton Square? Or a sit-in at the Salem Inn?
As for Gwen and Xander…sheesh. They’re supposed to be career criminals, and yet all they continue to do is dig their metaphorical graves deeper and deeper. How about sitting down and devising a cover story?
Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) can vouch that Snyder made house calls. Just say he came over to check on her, fainted, and then gruffly insisted that he didn’t want any help and that he could handle it from there. Kayla Brady Johnson (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp can attest to fact that Snyder was an ornery so and so.
Further DAYS Musings
* Gwen and Xander’s ineptitude may boggle the mind, but there’s no denying that a major highlight of the week was their argument with Julie Williams (Susan Seaforth Hayes) over the sanctity of Tom and Alice Horton’s couch.
* Why wasn’t Abe invited to Nicole and Eric’s anniversary party?
* What tickled you more? The fact that Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) has a Dolly Parton table lamp, or that she’d planned to “accidentally” flee the Kiriakis mansion with one of Victor Kiriakis’s (John Aniston) “very expensive” watches?