A Critic’s Review Of Days of our Lives: More Questions Than Answers

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Days of our Lives Critic's Review for October 31 – November 4, 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

This week, Days of our Lives left me with more questions than answers, not the least of which is, aside from Xander Cook’s (Paul Telfer) kidnapping of Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), is anything actually happening on this show?

Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) continue to engage in the same repetitive arguments which just….why? Why? Why will Brady not clue somebody — John Black (Drake Hogestyn), Marlena Evans Black (Deidre Hall), Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin) — anybody in on his woes? Speaking of which…if Brady doesn’t see fit to bring Chloe into his confidence, can DAYS please stop seeing fit to subject us to all these near confessions?

And here’s a really good Q for Ron Carlivati: Will he ever script characters not having loud, incriminating conversations in public settings? Personally, I’m liking partners-in-sleuthing Johnny DiMera (Carson Boatman) and Wendy Shin (Victoria Grace), but how many times can they narrowly avoid getting called out for their obvious subterfuge?

I’d also like some answers to the following:

* Will Jada Hunter (Elia Cantu) ever think before she speaks?

* And what is it going to take for either Nicole Walker Hernandez (Arianne Zucker) or Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) to call their obviously poor match quits? Will one or both of them actually have to cheat before a cooler head prevails?

Further DAYS Musings

* I’d like to register my immense disappointment that Days of our Lives so quickly abandoned the inherently hilarious plot point of Xander and Sarah Horton (Linsey Godfrey) living under in Kiriakis manse with cantankerous old great-uncle Victor (John Aniston). That was gold. Xander sliding back into his villainous ways…not so much.

* In all fairness, I don’t think it was mean, mean, mean Charlie Dale (Mike Manning) who spurred Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun) into tapping into her darkside — it was those relentless texts from Tripp Johnson (Lucas Adams). Ping. Ping. PinG. PiNG. PING! PING!

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on Peacock+ in the U.S. and The W Network or Global TV App in Canada. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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