Random DAYS Thoughts

Random thoughts on Monday’s Days of Our Lives episode (09.29.08).

Caroline:  I have to send a special shout out to Peggy McCay.  Wow!  Didn’t she have great scenes?  I felt so sorry for Caroline at the gravesite; from her look of shock, to the anxiety at being wrongly thought of as Trent’s killer to the calm resignation at the Salem PD.  When Roman led her to her cell and closed the gate between them… great stuff.  I felt it.

Kate/Daniel/Nicole:  Loved Kate being a biatch to Nicole.  I’ve missed that.  But I have to be honest – I didn’t mind Nicole as much today.  Because although she alternated between being helpless one minute to snarky the next, the snarky is what ultimately stayed with me.  If only the snarky stayed with Nicole all the time.  I especially liked these lines:

Daniel: Have you ever thought about staying sober?
Nicole: Yeah… once, but I was drunk and I wasn’t thinking clearly.

and this:

Daniel: You could get a job.
Nicole: I think the shakes are coming back.

Am I ignoring the pregnancy reveal?  No, not really…  Alright, maybe just a little…

Who Killed Trent:  So it seems that most, if not all of our suspects saw Trent and had some sort of altercation with him before he died.  Both Nick and Max let their fists to the talking, Nicole used her nails, and Melanie just pilfered her Dad’s wallet.  So I guess that means that none of them are the real killer.  But I bet the fact that they all saw Trent before he died will sidetrack the Salem PD from the real killer for awhile, and of course, they do have Caroline in custody now.  Me?  I think that Claude will probably end up being the one who whacked Trent (or one of his minions).

Philip/Chloe/Lucas:  Yep.  Phloe are back and while I am grateful to Chloe for distracting Lucas for awhile, I think Chloe is better in scenes with Philip.  Can I also just say – can we get a new nightspot for the young ‘uns?  I wouldn’t have picked the Brady Pub for the place to go for a glass of wine and to listen to music.  Nice plug for the Jonas Brothers.

Doug/Julie, Mickey/Maggie:  Ahhh, these people should be on my screen more!  Julie and Maggie standing at the bar and acting like disapproving old biddies had me laughing.  I especially enjoyed the way they both gawked at Nick and Melanie during their public display of affection (in the middle of Chez Rouge no less, have they no standards?).  So Julie immediately pegged Melanie as a troublemaker did she (it does take one to know one, lol)?  Maybe they will put these two in some scenes together (I might even enjoy them).  Hmm… it’s probably too much to ask.

The Round Up:  I really enjoyed most parts of this episode – well, the ones that I’ve mentioned anyway.  I was expecting to be pretty indifferent, considering I knew what was coming from the spoilers; but I’m happy to say I was pleasantly surprised!  What did you think of the episode and which parts did you enjoy?

10 Responses

  1. Profile photo of snowi

    Trust me Brooke I think a lot people don’t mind you skipping the pregnancy reveal. It’s easier to pretend it’s not happening that way! I actually used to like Nicole (way back in the day), but not now. This storyline has destroyed her character and is just annoying the hell out of everybody else. And according to episode rankings she has appeared the most than any other character this month. I’ll say it again: TOO MUCH NICOLE.

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    I haven’t seen Monday’s ep yet, but after reading your comments Brooke, I’m actually looking forward to it!

    The Daniel/Nicole lines are great! And he’s saying exactly what I’ve been thinking “get a job!!” LOL

    And I’m still right there with snowi on the Nicole Overload Express :D

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    The thing with the pregnancy reveal is that it was right at the end of the episode and it was two lines, scene over.  Don’t worry, I’ll probably find something to say about it when Nicole makes Jawn the first person she shares her news with *wink* lol

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    Okay, I’m confused… why would Nicole be confiding in Jawn?? Isn’t he pro-Sami/EJ? I haven’t seen too many Jawn/Nicole scenes since I started watching again…are they “friends”?

    Wait, wait, let me guess… then Nicole confides in Marlena, who gives her a warm hug, tells her how happy she is for her, and tells her that she thinks of Nicole as a daughter. And then Nicole goes to the Salem jail and confides in Caroline, who says that she killed Trent just to protect Nicole. And then the Bradys, Dimeras and Hortons throw a huge baby shower for Nicole, because she’s the heart and soul of Salem, and everyone loves her! *GAG*

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    I have to agree. Peggy McCay was great. Love that she is front and center in this murder mystery. Actually was so nice to have all the vets involved. I love when Julie makes comments about your witchy past. It brings continuity to veterans fans. I read some fans complaining about the story line but I really am enjoying it so far. I am a sucker for a good murder mystery on the soaps. I hope this will be as good as the Curtis Reed murder back in the day. And I think i must be alone in loving the new Nicole. I hated her character back in the past. But she is so enjoyable now. Now if the witch Nicole and former witch Julie shared a scene……..that would be priceless.

  6. Profile photo of daisyclover1938

    You forgot the part where they raise a statue in her honor right outside town hall.

    snowi: LOL! Yes a Saint Misty Circle statue! We’ll ride past it in the Nicole Overload Express and throw tomatoes at it :)

    SonnySprocket: I’m sure there are a lot of Nicole fans out there (I know Luke is one!) Honestly, while I was never a fan of hers, it’s only recently that I’ve come to *really* dislike her. There’s just too much of her, I’m not buying the weepy stuff, too many random heart-to-hearts with people, and the “friendships” that she’s developed don’t make sense to me, plus I don’t like what they do with EJ in scenes with her. JMO :)

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    I still like Nicole, but I hear you guys. It was good to have her be vulnerable for a while, but the sappiness should not have lasted this long. Nicole was not a hit as a character until she married Lucas and became a vixen, and that’s what she should continue to be.

    The Trent’s murder story is pretty good so far, and actually I think the show’s been looking really good lately. But I just know they’ll have some lame-o ending. I would LOVE it if the killer turned out to be someone unexpected but a real character. Like if it were Stephanie, and we find out she’s got multiple personalities or something.

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