Sorry this is late, I've only just managed to catch up on Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's episodes (Friday's thoughts to come later).
Wednesday's Episode - 10.01.08
Caroline: It's not looking good for Caroline - only her prints on the murder weapon and the DA is going to press charges. The fibers found at the scene are of a cotton blend, so that's no help clearing her at this stage. I bet they end up belonging to Max - even though he's innocent of the murder as well (in my opinion).
Victor: I like that Victor wants to help Caroline and it does seem as though they are moving towards a Caroline/Victor re-pairing. I guess enough time has passed since Grandpa Shawn died?
Sami: I never realised she was such a wimp about needles - having Lucas hold her hand (pictured left) while the nurse took blood! How did she ever survive the births of her three children? Interesting scenes between Sami and Lucas though - it looks like they are making them friends again, and I'm alright with that. I always thought they worked well, if not better, as friends. Sami is protesting too much about her feelings for EJ - and when she said (paraphrasing) that she was never going to be with him, you just know that that is foreshadowing. You can never say never in the soapworld!
Nicole: Don't get me wrong, I'm still a bit on Nicole overload, but I'm finding her excitement over her pregnancy really endearing. So much so that I can't help but feel a bit sorry for her; I really don't think she's going to get the happy ending she dreams of with EJ. I truly believe he is going to disappoint her - especially when he learns of Sami's pregnancy. Well, whenever that happens.
Thursday's Episode - 10.02.08
Caroline: If you've missed the Caroline/Trent scenes in weeks past, just watch this episode (recap by flashback lol). The last encounter between Trent and Caroline where Caroline holds the knife towards Trent (pictured right); how frightened did Caroline look? Especially after Trent did his 'Russell Crowe telephone hissy fit' impersonation. Then we find out there are witnesses that saw her holding that knife on Trent? Could things get any worse for her case? Of course they can, this is a soap! So here's what I'm wondering - was that the same knife that killed Trent, and if so, how did the killer end up with it? Were they trying to frame Caroline? Doing a good job so far.
Daniel/Kate: Woot! This week I'm really enjoying Kate's scenes. I think it's because she's not trying to run her children's lives - it's more the other way around. I'm especially liking her with Daniel - I see chemistry between those two... I wonder if they are going to repeat Daniel's history and have him get involved with a dying patient. That, of course, begs the question - is Kate going to die? Ha! Kate must really be sick since, upon finding out Lucas brought Sami to the hospital, she asked if Sami was alright! What the?
EJ/Nicole/Jawn: Ahhh, that first scene with EJ wearing the hat from the zoo... so cute... *sigh* Back to reality and I still think it's weird that Jawn was the first person Nicole confessed her pregnancy to - but I loved his reaction (pictured left) - feigned shock and then rapt attention for more details - he's better than your best gal pal lol. Then when EJ walked into the room to begin his and Nicole's date, "have fun... kids" lol. Moments like these I don't miss the old John.
Sami/Lucas: Lucas and Sami seem to be moving back towards friendship: I can handle this - they are good as friends, even if it is a bit odd Sami talking to Lucas about EJ. I guess she doesn't have any girlfriends to confide in and Lucas is a good substitute (lol).
Thoughts from Friday's episode to come.