Days of our Lives fans were excited when they heard Alice Caroline Horton was coming to Salem, all SORASed. We remembered what happened when Allie’s mama, Sami Brady DiMera went from 10 to teen – and proceeded to drive story for decades with her scheming, her scowling, and her scrunchie. We expected the same for Allie.
First Impressions on Days of our Lives
It was disappointing when Allie (Lindsay Arnold) first showed up pregnant – that seemed to limit her romantic options. But we held out hope that there was a really juicy story behind it, and behind why she was keeping the father such a secret. Except that after weeks of crying and stomping her feet telling Sami (Alison Sweeney) she wanted to give her baby up to Uncle Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) and Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker), the first major act that Allie took up was…accusing Tripp Johnson (Lucas Adams) of rape.
Tripp denied it, but Allie insisted. And, in the #MeToo era, all of Salem rallied behind her. Except that the audience knew weeks before Allie did, that Tripp wasn’t the culprit – his brother, Charlie Dale (Mike Manning) was. Which meant that for literally months we were being asked to sympathize with a girl we knew was about to ruin an innocent young man’s life. An innocent young man who we’d known longer than Allie. This was a huge misstep in getting the audience to understand Allie on Days of our Lives.
DOOL: Phase Two
Now that her little hiccup has been cleared up, Allie and Tripp are actually dating. But she can’t say “I love you” to him. Because she’s not sure about her feelings for Chanel Dupree (Raven Bowens). We realize that triangles are soap’s bread and butter, but they only work when we care about at least two if not all three of the characters.
Right now, we’ve still got the ick factor of Allie and Tripp’s past on Days of our Lives while, on the other side, we have her constantly saying she’s not interested in Chanel. So it’s kind of hard to care about them. Allie is in denial about one person and/or leading on another. It doesn’t matter which is which, it doesn’t make her look good. Or to care what happens to a character who clearly isn’t even interested enough in it herself to make any kind of decision. We expected so much more from Sami’s daughter.
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