HomeTVDays of Our LivesDAYS Video Preview Brooke May 30, 2009 9 Comments Coming up on Days of Our Lives (June 1 – 5), there’s something seriously wrong with baby Grace. It’s every mother’s nightmare; is Sami (Alison Sweeney) about to lose a child? Are there too many baby deaths on soaps? DAYS Video Preview Undecided (12%, 13 Votes) No (66%, 73 Votes) Yes (22%, 24 Votes) Maybe (11%, 12 Votes) No (16%, 18 Votes) Yes (106%, 117 Votes) Maybe (15%, 17 Votes) No (59%, 65 Votes) Yes (67%, 74 Votes) Do not care in the slightest (106%, 117 Votes) Lie and scheme! It's what she does best (99%, 109 Votes) Be honest and upfront for once (159%, 175 Votes) Stopped watching a long time ago (120%, 132 Votes) No, I'm not enjoying it (228%, 251 Votes) Yes, I'm enjoying it (75%, 82 Votes) Don't care (37%, 41 Votes) Stopped watching a long time ago (108%, 119 Votes) No (155%, 171 Votes) Yes (129%, 142 Votes) Don't Care (39%, 43 Votes) Stopped watching / Still not watching (44%, 48 Votes) No, he's a DiMera, better to stay quiet (43%, 47 Votes) Don't care (31%, 34 Votes) Yes, he has a right to know (292%, 321 Votes) No, both belong with other people (143%, 157 Votes) Yes, I like them together (111%, 122 Votes) Don't care (63%, 69 Votes) Philip (106%, 117 Votes) Brady (105%, 115 Votes) Daniel (107%, 118 Votes) Lucas (25%, 27 Votes) None of the above / Don't care (98%, 108 Votes) Don't Care (33%, 36 Votes) No (25%, 27 Votes) Yes (127%, 140 Votes) Don't care (35%, 38 Votes) No, I've already said goodbye (35%, 38 Votes) Yes! I will be watching (164%, 180 Votes) No! That's an EJami baby and belongs with Sami and EJ (369%, 406 Votes) Yes! Nicole deserves some happiness wherever she can get it (60%, 66 Votes) Don't care (57%, 63 Votes) Don't care (83%, 91 Votes) No, she should just get the heck outta there before Kate finds out (37%, 41 Votes) Yes, Lucas deserves the truth (137%, 151 Votes) Don't care (25%, 28 Votes) Do nothing (13%, 14 Votes) Tell EJ straight away (115%, 126 Votes) Blackmail Nicole (32%, 35 Votes) No, it looks stupid (23%, 25 Votes) Yes! Bring it on! (92%, 101 Votes) Don't care (20%, 22 Votes) Don't care (33%, 36 Votes) Confront Nicole (125%, 137 Votes) Confront Sami (35%, 39 Votes) Stefano - because Nicole still hasn't signed a darned pre-nup! (15%, 17 Votes) Brady - because he's in love with Nicole and wants her for himself (45%, 49 Votes) Mia - because EJ deserves to know the truth about the woman he's marrying (128%, 141 Votes) Sami - because that's her man Nicole is marrying! (68%, 75 Votes) EJ - because he's come to his senses (43%, 47 Votes) Don't care (73%, 80 Votes) Neither! Where are the Bradys and Hortons? (103%, 113 Votes) The Kiriakis (93%, 102 Votes) The DiMeras (32%, 35 Votes) No (95%, 104 Votes) Yes (205%, 225 Votes) Don't care (75%, 83 Votes) No (164%, 180 Votes) Yes (227%, 250 Votes) No. I want to see where Steph/Owen scenes are going (56%, 62 Votes) Yes. It's got to be freaky being in the morgue that long (99%, 109 Votes) Don't care (74%, 81 Votes) No - they are a necessary part of soap storytelling (5%, 5 Votes) Yes - nearly every soap has had at least one in the past 12 months (23%, 25 Votes) Don't care (5%, 5 Votes) No (78%, 86 Votes) Yes (235%, 259 Votes) Don't know, going to have to watch and see (25%, 27 Votes) Someone else killed his wife, but he blames himself (135%, 149 Votes) He thinks he killed his wife, but it wasn't him (42%, 46 Votes) He killed his wife (15%, 16 Votes) Don't care (50%, 55 Votes) Don't care (50%, 55 Votes) No (206%, 227 Votes) Yes (0%, 215 Votes) Total Voters: 110Vote Loading ... 9 Responses josser May 30, 2009 The switched baby is a cliche. Every soap seems to use it every couple of years in some kind of variation. Inevitably, the child becomes ill and needs donated blood or something else and the real parents must be found to donate, blah, blah, blah. Frankly, I’d like to see this dropped from the soap writers’ bag of tricks. Log in to Reply Bangel Angle May 30, 2009 I’m tired of all the death on Days. Death is a part of life but not this much. They’ve had like a dozen characters die in the last year on that show. And the fact that they brought three babies on board for this storyline, and two of them are dead, just makes me sigh. There are so many other things in life that breaks your heart, makes you sad, makes you frustrated that this soap could deal with. I’m tired of the death. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin May 30, 2009 There was a time where children in peril/dying was compelling soap opera – because it was rare, shocking and spun story for years – think bj’s heart on GH or when Karen switched Katrina’s baby with Jenny’s stillborn infant. Now all 3 of my abc shows have similiar stories going or potentially going at the same time. Add DOOL’s Grace and we are at 50%. Its become meaningless because the idea is overused. Log in to Reply jeannelw May 30, 2009 the whole killing babies off is so over done and sad but soaps do use it so often i have no doubt i will be in tears when grace dies but i know one reason will be how awesome galen & ali will be acting out this horrible tragedy since both of them are real life parents that will for sure impact their performance GO SAFE Log in to Reply minipitbull007 May 31, 2009 I don’t see why this s/l needs another dead baby. I wished that the writers would of looked a little deeper and tried something original or at least did something hasn’t been done to death. Hasn’t Sami cried enough? Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 May 31, 2009 I’m tired of the overuse of miscarriages & children in peril stories. It’s just too much and honestly I don’t think the stories are done justice – it often feels like just a convenient plot device. A death of a child can be a really powerful and devastating story, for example SoapNet just recenetly aired baby Edmund’s death on Ryan’s Hope and I cried hysterically…but a story like that should be done rarely, because as hearbreaking as it can be, it’s not exacly the entertainment I’m looking for from my soaps. Log in to Reply eternal_realist May 31, 2009 Has it been confirmed that baby Grace is going to die? If so, then, yes they are going a bit overboard with this soap cliche. More importantly though, I think its kind of insensitive to have Alison Sweeney play a baby-in-peril/baby death storyline right after she has given birth. Log in to Reply season1217 May 31, 2009 If what I read is true Patsy Pease’s character miscarried on the show when she was pregnant in real life. You can’t and shouldn’t always allow actors personal lives dictate story. Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 June 1, 2009 Yeah, this is an overused plot device and it needs to stop because we are in a recession and people don’t want to watch the news on soaps. They want fun and excitement and action, not a baby dying when you see that on the news and in real life. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.