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Days of our Lives opinion columns from 2008
Love a storyline? Want to throw the remote at the screen during others? Our Two Scoops columnists feel the same way. Each week, they provided their own commentary on the action in the Two Scoops column.
Every week, our Two Scoops columnists share their thoughts and opinions in the Two Scoops commentary columns. Those columns are archived to allow fans a chance to make sure that they've read every opinion for every week. This archive features columns written about Days of our Lives in the 2008 calendar year.


To access columns from other years or to review columns for other soaps, please see the Related Information links at the bottom of this page to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

Renee Jones
January 7, 2008
Part two of a two-part look back at the events of the past year in Salem. This week, our columnists talk about the worst that Days of our Lives had to offer in 2007.
Drake Hogestyn
January 14, 2008
John Black is back! Sure, it's totally farfetched and unbelievable, but luckily, Days has the soap market cornered on that.
Bryan Dattilo
January 21, 2008
Maggie needs to host a police fund-raiser so that the department can afford to build another prison cell. Did the police really think that it was a good idea to put Lucas and Stefano together?
Brandon Beemer
January 28, 2008
He's caused more shocking exits than the Salem Stalker, but this mysterious villain isn't out for revenge; budget cuts are his only motive.
Deidre Hall
February 4, 2008
This past week, Marlena sent Stefano into a drug-induced coma. Considering the things that Stefano has put Doc through over the years, it's shocking that it took this long for her to snap.
Drake Hogestyn
February 11, 2008
Colleen's steamy, vow-breaking affair with Santo resulted in a bouncing baby boy. Officially, his name is Father Ryan-John-Forrest-Alamain-The Pawn-Roman-Brady-Black-DiMera!
Nadia Bjorlin
February 18, 2008
Chloe was never very interesting, but all it took was a minor brush with death to light a fire under this dull character.
Martha Madison
February 25, 2008
Just before the curtain was about to be brought down, the proverbial fat lady returned for an encore and belted out a love song for Shawn and Belle.
Peggy McCay
March 3, 2008
There are very few things in soaps that deserve the pomp and circumstance that they receive, but this past week was one of those times. Shawn's funeral was just beautiful.
Shawn Christian
March 10, 2008
Salem has a hunky new doctor. During his first day in town, Dr. Dan got to rescue a damsel in distress, pledge his devotion to help save Bo, and establish some roots as Victor's godson.
Rachel Melvin
March 17, 2008
This past week, Chelsea turned out to be the lucky donor match. The only problem was that she was kicking back cocktails with Captain America rather than answering her cell phone.
Peter Reckell
March 24, 2008
This past week, Bo and Chelsea made it out of their surgeries, Shawn and Belle cruised toward a happy ending, and NuJohn showed some traces of humanity.
Jay Kenneth Johnson
March 31, 2008
Philip has grown into a ruthless Kiriakis businessman, but he's managed to hold onto a few things that make him vulnerable. He's like a Tony Soprano version of the fairy godmother.
Arianne Zucker
April 07, 2008
Within a minute of walking in the door, with her new pooch Pookie in tow, Nicole had the House of Kiriakis shaking more than the martini she demanded from Henderson this past week.
Drake Hogestyn
April 14, 2008
Even though John may not act the same, he still loves Marlena, he wants to protect her, he respects her, and most importantly, he's committed to making their relationship work.
Mary Beth Evans
April 21, 2008
Bo and Kayla, the Donnie and Marie Osmond of vigilante crime fighting, begged and pleaded and ended up being released from the hospital last week, much to Lexie's chagrin.
Tamara Braun
April 28, 2008
The Vitali storyline was supposed to be a love storyline for Steve and Kayla, but the producers made the mistake of hiring an actress who managed to make viewers care about the bad guy.
Kristian Alfonso
May 5, 2008
The scenes between Chelsea and Hope this past week were amazing! Take some bad news, a lot of regret and forgiveness, and two talented actresses, and you get a heartwarming, yet heartbreaking, scene.
Drake Hogestyn
May 12, 2008
John might be the smartest guy in Salem these days, as he realized this past week that what both Sami and E.J. were trying to fake was getting pretty close to becoming the real deal.
Alison Sweeney
May 19, 2008
Sami's critical character flaw is that she wants people to like her. She can't stand it when people are critical of her.
Stephen Nichols
May 26, 2008
With all due respect to Steve and Kayla, they should let Stephanie name her baby brother all by herself. The last name that Steve and Kayla managed to think of was Pocket.
Josh Taylor
June 2, 2008
John may not remember his history with Roman, but he definitely picks up on the gooey, butterfly-filled feelings that Commissioner Brady has for Marlena.
Darin Brooks
June 9, 2008
Darin Brooks has natural charisma, but unfortunately, he's competing with Bryan Dattilo for biggest waste of talent.
Bryan Dattilo
June 16, 2008
Is Lucas a masochist? He seems to like being mistreated, humiliated, and incarcerated. Is the food in jail that good, or does he just miss his cellmates?
Shelley Hennig
June 23, 2008
This past week, Steve and Kayla tried to talk Stephanie into giving Max some space. It was, perhaps, the best advice they've ever given their daughter.
James Reynolds
June 30, 2008
Last week, Theo was officially diagnosed with autism, and James Reynolds and Renee Jones did a wonderful job of expressing the complicated range of emotions associated with his diagnosis.
Arianne Zucker
July 7, 2008
Nicole hasn't had a legitimate shot at love since Eric Brady, and it's far overdue for her to have a real relationship.
Bryan Dattilo
July 14, 2008
This past week, Philip was like a caged tiger waiting to pounce on Lucas. Dimples better watch out, because Lucas might have learned a few tricky self-defense moves while in the slammer.
Peter Reckell
July 21, 2008
The fact that Bo is covering for Philip is very consistent with Bo's character. Yes, he's a tough-nosed detective, but he's always had a soft spot for his family.
Jay Kenneth Johnson
July 28, 2008
Aside from Philip taking a bullet, a lot of other shocking things happened in Salem last week, and most of them revolved around one man -- Paul Hollingsworth.
Kristian Alfonso
August 4, 2008
Hope knows that Bo is hiding something. She figured it out partly because she's a good detective, and partly because Bo lies about as well as a 5 year old with chocolate all over his face.
Joseph Mascolo
August 11, 2008
Stefano's back, and he's scarier than ever! Salem feels whole again now that the Phoenix has returned; Days of our Lives without him is like peanut butter without jelly.
Deidre Hall
August 18, 2008
Marlena is going to have to reconcile the fact that she found it in her to torture another human being, even if Stefano completely deserved the punishment that she dished out.
Arianne Zucker
August 25, 2008
Has Nicole ever heard about some of the not-so-great choices that Dr. Cheating Carver has made in the man department? Wait, Nicole's brother was one of those choices!
Lauren Koslow
September 1, 2008
This past week, Chelsea found out about Kate and Daniel's affair. It's not that Kate doesn't care about Chelsea; she just cares about herself more.
Renee Jones
September 8, 2008
It's been such a bittersweet journey to watch Abe and Lexie deal with things together, as well as sort out their own feelings, all the while worrying about what's best for Theo.
Shawn Christian
September 15, 2008
This past week, Philip said that Daniel and Kate's relationship was stupid, dysfunctional, and disloyal. Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
Joseph Mascolo
September 22, 2008
No one can ever argue that Stefano doesn't have a set of brass ones! First, he takes Anna on a convoluted stroll down memory lane, then he mentions that he wants Kate to have his next child!
Blake Berris
September 29, 2008
Ever wonder what the Salem PD would do if they had a crime to solve, but no Stefano to blame? Well, stranger things have happened, and Stefano looks like he's in the clear for Trent's murder.
Peggy McCay
October 6, 2008
Caroline's in the slammer, which is giving Peggy McCay a chance to really shine as an actress.
Bryan Dattilo
October 13, 2008
When Sami and Lucas aren't screaming at each other, they're actually very enjoyable to watch.
Joseph Mascolo
October 20, 2008
The Phoenix is at his best when he's doing his worst, but lately he's been a little dormant. It's nice to see that volcano erupting again.
Alison Sweeney
October 27, 2008
Sami found herself being shot at, and ultimately decided to enter the witness protection program. This detour has provided some fantastic, fresh material for Alison Sweeney to work with!
Lauren Koslow
November 3, 2008
This past week, Kate's family found out about her cancer. The writers get double bonus points for properly using Chloe in this storyline.
Blake Berris
November 10, 2008
The change in Nick's character ushers in a whole new world of possibilities to explain his past and set up for his juicy future.
Eric Martsolf
November 17, 2008
This past week, Brady Black returned to Salem, in the form of Eric Martsolf. Not only does he resemble John a bit, in that square-jawed hero type of way, but he's a darn good actor!
Drake Hogestyn
November 24, 2008
John has virtually no interaction with other men. Roman is too busy throwing hissy fits over Marlena, and Bo acts like he doesn't know John. In fact, the most present male in John's life is Stefano.
Arianne Zucker
December 1, 2008
Arianne Zucker is always great, but, without a doubt, she stole the show last week! Grief hasn't been portrayed that well on Days since Kristian Alfonso's Hope reacted to Zack's death.
Mary Beth Evans
December 8, 2008
It would be clever for the writers to continue juxtaposing John and Brady by having Brady call up Caroline for some chowder, or even buddy up with Roman and Kayla for a while.
Galen Gering
December 15, 2008
Rafe is starting to become more interesting. This past week, he humorously dealt with Nicole, disabled the DiMera security system, got some scoop, and even got home in time to make a sandwich.
Tamara Braun
December 22, 2008
Part one of a two-part look back at the events of the past year in Salem. This week, our columnists discuss the best that Days of our Lives had to offer in 2008.
Shawn Christian
December 29, 2008
Part two of a two-part look back at the events of the past year in Salem. This week, our columnists discuss the worst that Days of our Lives had to offer in 2008.

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