Hey Days fans, my apologies for the lack of Denial Island Previews last week, if you rely on my preview rather than watching the show, let’s just say you didn’t miss much. This week there are two things that are good about Days – a) the show’s not airing on Thursday because it’s Thanksgiving (Happy Thanksgiving!); and b) John and Marlena are onscreen again. Alright, alright, so I heard a rumor that Nicole’s reaction to losing the baby is worth watching too, but I’ll leave that up to you to decide. What else is in store? Keep reading for this week’s Preview from Denial Island (where the weather is a sunny 76F and we don’t allow any crap storylines).
More stomach pains for (*warning*) Nicole. As EJ is unavailable (on DiMera business with Stefano – should that excite me? I don’t want to get my hopes up that we might be getting the REAL EJ back or anything), Nicole dials her last called number and gets Brady – he rushes her to the clinic (where she meets Dr. Baker [John Callahan]). Unfortunately for Nicole, she goes into pre-term labor and has a miscarriage. When she wakes up, Brady tells her the truth – the baby has not survived. I’m told Nicole’s reaction is worth watching, if only for some knock-out acting by Arianne Zucker. Nicole dreams of a baby girl. When she wakes up, EJ calls her back but she um’s and ah’s on what to tell him. When he asks her straight out, Nicole lies and says everything is fine. One fake pregnancy, coming right up…
Over at the safe house, Sami is still umm-ing and ahh-ing herself over what to do about her and EJ’s unborn child. Rafe tells her about a convent orphanage nearby and Sami sneaks out to investigate. There she meets a nun called Sister Teresa, where Sami introduces herself as Colleen and asks for her help. Sister Teresa agrees to give it. Is Sami going to put unborn baby DiMera up for adoption? Will Nicole pursue adoption and end up with Sami’s baby? Gawd…that is just too awful to think about! And where’s Rafe in all this? Well, he leaves Sami with returning bodyguard #2 Hilda while he goes to spy on EJ. For those who wanted to see him interact with other cast members this week, he meets up and has a conversation with Hope.
Jawn is in mercenary mode and Marlena doesn’t like it. After she almost gets shot, she convinces Jawn to stay with her rather than going after her attacker (the Mayor’s killer). Marlena lays down the law with Jawn – either he starts therapy or never see her or her family again. Jawn eventually chooses the therapy option (one session only) which surprises Marlena, but not us Days watchers who have known about Sandra Ferguson’s upcoming role as a psychiatrist for weeks. Maybe one of us should have said something. Oh, but it hurts being snarky about J&M, I’m too depressed that this is the beginning of their exit storyline.
Kate gets released from hospital and Lucas, Chloe and Chelsea throw her a surprise party (because that’s what you most feel like doing after being discharged from hospital). Don’t party too hard Salemites, Daniel gets bad news which doesn’t get shared onscreen this week, but if you keep up with the flood of spoilers out there, you’ll already know what it is. Without spoiling too much, it’s pretty safe to say that this cancer storyline is not over yet.
If she’s not onscreen every day this week, she’s at least mentioned – yup, the overkill of (*warning*) Melanie continues. Nick asks Maggie to let her stay on at their house, she agrees. Chelsea continues to blame Melanie for what happened to Nick. I agree – if that character had never come to Days, I’d be much happier too. Meanwhile, Melanie tries to get a job (what happened to her wanting to leave Salem?) but when it’s Philip that interviews her (since when do CEO’s of big international businesses interview for Admin Assistant jobs? Isn’t that what your HR department is for?), he says no to her straight away. Chelsea catches up with Melanie and has the smackdown we’ve all been waiting for (GO CHELSEA!). Philip watches for awhile and then breaks it up. Melanie resorts to petty theft for money; unfortunately for her, the victim catches up with her and its Philip who comes to her rescue again. He backs down and offers her a job at Titan. Does that mean Melanie and Stephanie will now be working together at Titan? Zzzzzzz someone wake me up when that’s over.
Lucas and Chloe run into Brady at the pub and Lucas leaves the encounter feeling jealous. Chloe tries to reassure him, but you all just know where this is going right? Do I even need to say it? It’s so freaking obvious it’s ridiculous. On that note…
That’s it for this week. Exciting stuff they’ve got planned for us, huh? As always, leave me a comment with your thoughts, or come join us in the Days forum at TV Fan Online.
Brooke's All Important Disclaimer: Erm... is anyone even watching this show anymore? Who has a Nielson's box? Explain yourselves!! Why are you giving this crapfest ratings??