Wowza, DAYS fan! Last week was filled with it. By "it," I mean drama -- lots and lots of drama. You could probably say the it hit the fan. There was backstabbing, bitching, surprise twists, shocking exits and entrances, and flooring accusations being slung. Oh, and on the show there was a lot of that, too.
So, I'm not going to go into all the backstage drama. For one, I don't want Charlie Sheen to Tweet me. That's never a good time. But more so, I don't think I'd have the time, or word count, to cover both the on-screen and off-screen drama. For the former, simply click here to visit Soap Central's DAYS FrontPage and then head to the message boards to rant and rave. The last part's highly therapeutic. Both Marlena and I recommend it, proving that Doc and I can agree on something, thankyouverymuch.
Actually, Marlena and I have been agreeing on a lot these days. See, all it took was for her to take off those black gloves and have a chat with Victor. Well, there's more to it than that, but teaming up with Victor certainly makes me want to give Mar Mar a high-five. I love this partnership. Not to mention, it's showing Marlena as a take-charge, strong woman. So, sorry, John, but she's going to be okay, Mary Tyler Moore-style, and has a new Greek tycoon bestie as a wingman.
That isn't to say I'm overly eager to see Marlena succeed in destroying Kristen. Those two are like DAYS' version of Hannibal Lector and Clarice Starling. The world of Salem is much more interesting with both of them in it, playing their games. This quote to Clarice from Hannibal pretty much sums up how I feel about the two: "Your job is to craft my doom, so I am not sure how well I should wish you. But I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun." So far, so fun!
Conversely, I wasn't so sure that I'd have any fun with Sami and E.J. last week. I really, really thought the writers were going to go there and break up EJami. I think I still have lingering jitters from the last writers who kept them apart so long. But I was wrong, and happy to be so. The writers threw us a Hail Mary in the last minute and had Sami tell off Melinda. And oh, was it a good moment.
It was a very good moment, really, and we got some amazing EJami moments out of the entire ordeal. And now we can thankfully get back to E.J., Sami, Justin, and company working to save her from a life in the slammer. So far, the special prosecutor seems to be scoring left and right, but I wouldn't count out EJami yet. If there's one thing E.J. and Sami fans are good at, it is patiently waiting for this couple to come out on top. As long as her trial doesn't take six-plus years, we should be good.
While on the topic of scoring, if you're keeping it, Dr. Dan and Jennifer are broken up again. In other shocking news, the sun is bright, and grass is green. Yep, that about sums it up.
Okay, I should elaborate. J.J. spied mommy kissing
Santa Claus Dr. Dan. Because of that smooch, J.J. flipped out, causing Dr. Dan to flip out, which caused Jennifer to cry. To go into even greater detail, J.J. called Jennifer a liar and a slut, Dr. Dan manhandled, er, boyhandled J.J., and Jennifer looked confused and cried a lot. You're right. It was as exasperating as it sounds.
At this point, my new friend Marlena and I need to sit down and talk to these three. First we'll advise Dr. Dan to get some anger management classes. Granted, J.J.'s 'tude would probably make even Father Matt fly into a holy rage, but that doesn't mean that Dr. Grabby was right. He wasn't. Is he going to rough up Parker when he spills a glass of milk? Exactly. Hands are for hugging, not hitting, Dr. Dan. Use your words.
Next, we'd advise the good doc to let it go, which he did, so points for him. But I think he needs a shock collar that will give him a jolt every time he thinks about, or gets near, Jennifer. This Jen/Dr. Dude/J.J. thing has a short shelf life, which kind of expired a month ago, or so, for me and my patience.
Jennifer's advice would be simple -- shut it down. Ground the kid, and date the guy if you want to. You're too old to be in limbo. Abigail has that covered. And if you can't handle the kid, send him to a shrink, or Cousin Julie. She'd be fast to smack the 'tude out of him.
As for J.J., he needs recurring sessions with Marlena to help him deal with his dead daddy issues. Since Mar Mar helped Jack, too, I think they could create a nice bond straight out of the gates. If nothing else, Marlena knows firsthand about kids scheming to get their parents back together. She may be able to break it to J.J. that it won't work in this case unless he buys a Ouija board or offs Jennifer.
Eric Martsolf and Eileen Davidson have charming chemistry. Brady's proposal and Kristen's reactions were sweet and fun. But still, Brady is a bit of a doofus for speeding things up. Bit of/a lot of a doofus, the point is, he's a glutton for punishment, and it makes me want to slap him around some. But at least he's not on drugs again. There's that.
Jeannie-T got another lecture from a family member. This time it was Uncle Roman. I'll be honest, I'm not annoyed with this yet, mostly because it's giving characters like Kayla, Hope, and Ro Ro some screen time. In my book, that's not too shabby. Although with Hope's experience dealing with Chelsea, I really thought she'd be the one to crack Salem's newest crackhead.
Oh, sweet Jambalaya and corn bread! Eric is starting to remember his night at the Capital Hotel. He also saw a matchbook in Nicole's desk from said hotel. Methinks this is going to get very bad for Nicole. I hope I'm wrong.
Finally, Cameron spotted Chad and Abigail kissing. Because of that, Cam broke up with Abigail, but she countered with the news that she was going to do the same. On one hand, this is the most polite love triangle in the history of DAYS. No one has drugged anyone and set up the third party to find the other two in bed together yet. On the other hand, well, cats playing in boxes YouTube videos are arguable more entertaining.
SUMMER OF SINNERS
Think you're glad the kids are out of the house and back to school? Well, you've got nothing on the parents of these characters on our latest Summer of Sinners blog, "Parents' Worst Nightmares: Salem's Biggest Problem Children! Yep, these troubled tykes and teens make Dennis the Menace look like a saint. So give yourself a time-out and enjoy the blog!