A Critic’s Review of Days of our Lives: In The Name Of Follow Through

Critic’s Review of Days of our Lives For March 21 – March 25, 2022Critic’s Review of Days of our Lives For March 21 – March 25, 2022

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: A Critic’s Week In Review

Remember a few weeks back when we discussed Days of our Lives problem with balance? Yea, this week sure could have used some.

Were you at all interested in finding out Eli Grant’s (Lamon Archey) status? Too bad, so sad. Did you want to see Maggie Kiriakis (Suzanne Rogers) try and fail to get through to her baby girl? You did? Awww. At least you got one whole episode devoted to that storyline. And sure, it was a dud and half – what self-respecting DAYS fan expects Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) to welcome a DiMera into his home? – but you should be grateful.

In addition to a lack of “spreading the wealth,” Days of our Lives also seemed to shortchange some of the storylines and characters that they did use. Where was the fallout from Gabi Hernandez DiMera’s (Camila Banus) big blunder? Shouldn’t Jake DiMera (Brandon Barash) have turned to his good buddy Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) for some support?

Rafe Hernadez (Galen Gering) was found not guilty of the charges leveled against him – offscreen, like the whole of his trial. Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun) breezed back into town, read Rafe and Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) the riot act, and then…took Tripp Johnson (Lucas Adams) out to lunch? Why wasn’t she taken into custody?

It is an offense to impersonate someone if harm is caused in the real world, so surely the same applies to a reel one. Ava’s impersonation of Sarah not only led to Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller) being knocked unconscious and kidnapped, but it also caused Sarah great harm in that she wouldn’t have been located if the scheme had gone off without a hitch. And people wonder why no one has any respect for the SPD!

Also, and correct if I’m wrong here, shouldn’t parolee Clyde Weston (James Read) stay far, far away from Ben, you know, another convicted felon? I get that this is Days of our Lives, but can’t a wee bit of sense permeate a tale or two?

Further DAYS Musings

* I’m very, very confused by what’s going on with Sonny Kiriakis (Zach Tinker). In the distant and not so distant past – looking at you Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem – Sonny acted as if he was, at best, mildly irritated by Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) and, at worst, incredibly pissed off by his presence. But now, he’s so consumed with rage and…shame, maybe…that merely talking about Leo causes him to break out in a torrent of tears? It doesn’t track. It just doesn’t make sense.

* Kudos for the shoutout to Maggie’s hometown of Brookville.

Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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