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
Where to begin with Days of our Lives? Oh, I know…how do you kill off a character like Neil Curtis (Joseph Gallison) OFF-SCREEN?! Granted, this isn’t a fit directed squarely at Ron Carlivati – he’s merely furthering a line of dialogue that Maggie Kiriakis (Suzanne Rogers) spoke back in 2018, namely that Neil would have been proud of Sarah following in his footsteps by becoming a doctor.
However, what Maggie could have meant was that Neil would have been proud had he and Sarah not been so estranged. There really was no reason to lean in and have Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) shout that Neil had died.
Speaking of this ridiculous Sarah storyline, how is it that “Renée” can recognize the fact that Maggie’s aged? And as for “Renée” knowing that Neil is Sarah’s biological father, Days of our Lives breakdown writer Jamey Giddens swears that Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) imparted that bit of wisdom on DiMera Island, but I ask you, WHY? Also, how would Kristen even know that? Is she carrying around, and quoting from a copy of Lorraine Zenka’s Days of our Lives: The Complete Family Album?
Here’s another question I have for my fellow DAYS watchers: did the incongruity of Eli Grant’s (Lamon Archey) injury – he was somehow shot in the temple during a struggle over a gun that was pointed towards the ground at best and his stomach at worst – take you out of the dramatic moment? While TR Coates (William Christian) was busy murdering and framing a drug dealer for his crime, all I could do was sit there and think, “How did the bullet wind up there?”
Further DAYS Musings
* Did I really hear Marlena say that she wasn’t going to tell Shawn Brady (Brandon Beemer) that his wife is, possessed by the Devil, tied to a bed, and pumped so full of drugs she’ll sleep for the next several hours simply because he’s had a busy day? I know this is crazy and kooky Days of our Lives, but that is just plain stupid.
* If I was Anna, I would pack myself a bag and leave sanctimonious Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) to it. Does this prove that I’m too callous a person?
* I’m a big fan of Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller); HUGE fan. And yet, I actually enjoyed watching Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) and Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien) tell her all about herself. Maybe it’s because I was so against that baby doll headband she was sporting.
* So, Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin) and Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) are a thang once again…does anyone, even former Broe shippers, actually care at this point?
* The University Hospital board is worried about having a twice-possessed psychiatrist on staff, but they’re totally fine with Valerie Grant (Vaness Williams) taking it upon herself to help treat Eli? If anything, Marlena Evans Black (Deidre Hall) should be commended. She welcomed Satan into her soul in order to rescue Doug Williams (Bill Hayes) from certain death.
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