Random DAYS Thoughts

Tuesday’s episode 09.30.08

Awww… When there are real-live babies onscreen, they really steal the show.  How cute is Johnny?  How cute was EJ playing with Johnny?  I could barely pay attention to what Lucas and Sami were talking about in the scene pictured here – I tried to rewind and re-watch, but I’m still none the wiser.

I did pay close attention to EJami though.  Welcome back to my screen!  I’ve missed you guys – and you seem more like the EJami I remember too.  I’m really glad that Sami is being pro-active and doing something about gaining her independance back.  It saddened me to see Sami’s self confidence so low though; how she braced herself for the inevitable comments about her hireability, and how she struggled to find something good about herself to write on her resume.  Somehow, I don’t think four years of piano training and the ability to forge anyone’s signature (even in the dark) are the type of admirable qualities an employer looks for.  But I loved EJ for his attempts to make Sami feel good about herself – and they shared a moment before Lucas interrupted… darn it!

I was so glad to see more of Lexie and Abe on my screen.  I’m not convinced that Lexie is truly happy with her reduced hours at the hospital, even though it enables her to spend so much more time with Theo, which is what she wanted.  Something in the way she reacted to Kayla’s news of becoming the interim Chief of Staff, and then how she asked Chelsea if she had to go after they’d been chatting… I don’t know, I think Lexie misses the work.  As for Abe, I’m excited about the prospect of him running for Mayor – now that he’s no longer Police Commissioner, I think it’s a natural step for him.  On the other hand, I was sort of looking forward to him taking down Stefano – the illegal way – but maybe that’s still coming.

Chelsea seems to get a real kick out of working with Theo.  I wonder what they’re going to do once he no longer needs an OT?  Should they SORAS some other kids so she can work with them?  I also think that Chelsea’s conversation with Hope was telling – someone else is asking if she still has feelings for Nick.  Oh please, oh please, oh please.

Mayor Marino has taken up his own vendetta of sorts against the Brady family – he doesn’t like how much influence they have over the town.  Then why did he nominate Hope for Police Commissioner?  She’s a Brady, albeit by marriage!  I’m still disappointed that Hope turned the job down, although it is interesting watch Bo have to play by the rules and not spring Caroline out of jail.

It didn’t take much for the Salem PD to put Nicole at the top of their list of suspects for Trent’s murder.  A pregnant Nicole in jail – now that could be interesting.  I’m taking Max off my list though,  there’s no way he would allow his Mom to take the blame for him; to spend the night in jail for him.  I applauded when Max yelled at Melanie if she was the sort of person who would let others take the blame for her, especially ones that had been so kind to her since being in Salem.  Before Trent became Pimp Daddy, Melanie was exactly that sort of person – don’t forget how she left Max and Stephanie in jail in France.  Of course bracelet stealing and murder are two very different crimes.

The Round Up:
On the whole, a pretty good episode.  The EJami stuff was great and there was a moment at the end for the Lumi fans when Lucas called Sami ‘baby’ while trying to rouse her from her fainting spell.  Abe’s getting a real storyline.  Lots of cute babies and kids onscreen.  A dodgy public official.  A killer still on the loose.  A much loved Salemite still accused and being held for murder.  As EJ said, I’m focusing on the positives.  Let’s hope DAYS keeps doing that too.

6 Responses

  1. Profile photo of daisyclover1938

    Thanks for the Random Thoughts Brooke!! I still haven’t seen Mon or Tues eps (I’m so behind on my soap watching!) but I’m actually kind of excited.

    I’m looking forwad to the Lexie scenes, and I’m glad that they might show her having mixed feelings about not being Chief of Staff anymore. I’m wondering if they’re going to be exploring this w/ Hope, Lexie, and Kayla. We’ve got Hope who will fully embrace putting her career on the backburner, Lexie who may have regrets about it (and feels guilty for missing her job), and Kayla who’ll try and juggle it all. I’m not saying this needs to be a major storyline, but it’s something that real women deal with, so I’d like to see it played out onscreen.

    And Sami writing a resume?? Awesome :)

  2. Profile photo of snowi

    Thank god for EJami. That look they gave eachother just before Lucas interrupted reminded me why I love those two! And EJ and Johnny were to frickin cute! We need more EJ and Sami in the same room, breathing the same air. Hopefully with no one else ruining the moment!

    And was I mistaken or was there absolutely no Nicole today? That’s it, somebody go check the temperture in hell!

  3. Profile photo of Brooke

    Nope, no Nicole, but they have to give poor Ari a day off every now and then!

    I really like your thoughts about contrasting Lexie, Hope and Kayla, daisyclover! I never thought of it that way but I hope the DAYS writers did. I might have to give them more credit!

  4. Profile photo of CtFireWitch

    I’m just loving the storylines for the “old” folks! Kate with lung cancer (Daniel hovering around), Caroline in jail suspected of murder (Victor hovering around), Abe running for mayor and Kayla as Chief Of Staff. My heart broke for Nicole (sorry Nicki haters!) when Lucas called and interrupted Nicole’s pregnancy reveal and E.J. (maybe) learns Sami is knocked up also. Rats! Double Rats! I don’t like Sami. I was hoping all men would shun her and she’d learn to live with herself. She needs to do A LOT of growing up. Guess that’s not gonna happen. Hmmmm maybe Sami doesn’t tell E.J…..that would be more in keeping with her character. A girl can only hope ;-)

    “Far away across the field. The tolling of the iron bell. Calls the faithful to their knees. To hear the softly spoken magic spells.” Pink Floyd

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    CtFireWitch: Did you not see the whole working on her resume? At least she’s trying to be independent as opposed to a certain gold digger who whips out the sob story to anybody who will listen. Sorry now sympathy at all for Nicole. And after watching today and hearing EJ repeatedly say that she means nothing to him and he would be with Sami if he could……yeah I think old Nikki is firmly in her interloper place.

    Trust me Sami may need to grow up, but Nicole needs to get a clue.

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