A Critic’s Review Of Days of our Lives: Pound Of Flesh & Proper Cliffhanger

Days of our Lives Critic's Review for September 5 – September 9, 2022Days of our Lives Critic's Review for September 5 – September 9, 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

If I weren’t a journalist whose bread and butter was covering soap operas, and merely the mega fan that I began as, would Friday’s Days of our Lives spur me into following the show to Peacock?

The easy answer to that question is yes. Yes, of course, I would have followed DAYS to its new home, and I would have begrudgingly given NBC their pound of flesh — AKA the $1.99 a month asking price.

The more in-depth answer is that if I only had Friday’s episode to judge by, I might be inclined to sit and wait and see how the show progresses before ponying up.

Sure, the cliffhanger of Gabi Hernandez DiMera (Camila Banus) and Stefan O. DiMera (Brandon Barash) coming face-to-face was a good one, but how do you imply on a Wednesday that Marlena Evans Black (Deidre Hall), Kayla Brady Johnson (Mary Beth Evans), and Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) have been dosed with a potentially lethal toxin and then ignore the development?

THAT should have been the storyline that propelled Days of our Lives to Peacock. Well, that and the revelation of who Abigail Deveraux DiMera’s (Marci Miller) killer really was.

Though the many who refuse to part with the $20 that would greatly support DAYS wouldn’t get the chance to see how the perpetrator was brought to justice, at least they would have been left feeling that their viewing habit had been somewhat rewarded, and that’s really all that they wanted.

Further DAYS Musings

* Despite having zero inside scoop, I’m using this column to disseminate a theory into the soapverse: I’m 99.4% certain that what ails our trio of heroines — or our heroine duo and Kate the anti-heroine — is Jungle Madness.

Days of our Lives (DOOL) 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 that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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