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A Critic’s Review Of Days of our Lives: A Fond Adieu & A Who’s Who

The author’s opinions on DAYS are his and his alone. They’re suitably scathing, fairly humorous, and normally bang on target.

days of our lives critic's review for july 3 – june 7, 2023, three images ej, megan, and eli.EJ DiMera, Megan DiMera, and Eli Grant.

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 of our Lives week that was.

Days of our Lives: The Critic’s POV

I very much did not see Dimitri (Peter Porte) pulling Leo (Greg Rikaart) in for that kiss. If anything, I thought we were going to have another hostage in the secret room-cum-wine cellar at best, and a replay of dear, sweet Abigail’s fate. But a kiss? Nope. Didn’t have that one on my bingo card.

But now the smooch begs the question is Dimitri secretly gay, a bisexual man, or a straight man pulling an Adam Newman [and for all you non-Y&R viewers, pulling an Adam Newman means sleeping with a member of the same sex in order to get what you want; sexuality has nothing to do with it]?

Further DAYS Musings

* Best Exchange:

Dimitri: Who in this town hasn’t been brainwashed?
Gwen: It’s sort of a thing here. Just wait until someone pulls off a Mission: Impossible-style mask mid-party crash.
Dimitri: WHAT?!

* Fare-thee-well Megan (Miranda Wilson) — until next time!

* How is it that Whitley (Kim Coles) failed to remember that Jerry (Terrell Ransom Jr.,) played a character [and apparently a pretty pivotal one at that] in her all-time favorite television program?

And speaking of Body and Soul, the following was cute-ish: Deidre Hall, Mary Beth Evans, and Lauren Koslow’s soap-within-a-soap characters were purported to be played by, respectively, Jessie Whitherspoon, Katherine Bell, and Margo Linley — Hall played Jessie Whitherspoon on the primetime drama series Our House, Evans was General Hospital‘s Katherine Bell from 1993 to 1999 and Koslow portrayed Margo Lynley on The Bold and the Beautiful.

In addition, “Tucker McCall” [supposedly the actor playing Thrust Manning] was the name of the character Stephen Nichols played on The Young and the Restless, and “Brian McFadden” was the name of the character Drake Hogestyn [John Black] played in the TV adaptation of Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.

* What a welcome sight Sal Stowers [Lani Price Grant] was. She and Lamon Archey [Eli Grant] have lost none of their chemistry.

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