HomeTVDays of Our LivesDAYS Johnny to EJ: “I’m Not Your Son Anymore!” Luke Kerr July 12, 2011 43 Comments What could be worse than being disowned by your father? This week on Days of Our Lives, EJ (James Scott) finds out when Johnny tells him “I’m not your son anymore!” Watch this week’s DAYS promo after the jump! 43 Responses sillytee July 12, 2011 EJ deserves it! he’s my least favorite character on that show. Log in to Reply jlafferty23 July 12, 2011 This is disgusting. The fact that Sami and Rafe would encourage this is DISGUSTING. No matter what EJ did, he is still a good father and loves his son. Log in to Reply bonobochick July 12, 2011 Yawn. More heavy handed writing to prop Rafe and Safe. Log in to Reply Simple C July 12, 2011 What did EJ do this time? Even Stefano turning on him? Log in to Reply GlitterGlamDiva July 12, 2011 This kind of garbage is why I don’t watch this hideous show anymore. Sami doesn’t surprise me she’s played musical daddies since she got knocked up the first time. Johnny is nothing more than a mini Safe pimp. Log in to Reply Caryn July 12, 2011 I can’t tell what color EJ’s eyes are. I hope to find out when I meet him in person on the Days set!! http://www.classwish.org/days/fame. Log in to Reply AlexB July 12, 2011 Now EJ is a rat bastard who did some things that should have had him shot in the face a long time ago, but how old is Johnny? Uppp…let me stop..thinking logical…nevermind. LOL Log in to Reply GlitterGlamDiva July 12, 2011 Just watched the video and the freaking smug look on Rafe’s face I wanted to vomit. I don’t care what kool aid Corday pimps Rafe isn’t a hero and Sami sure as hell is no heroine. Log in to Reply jlafferty23 July 12, 2011 I refuse to watch this show until this crap is done. Log in to Reply emblazoned July 12, 2011 I stopped watching this train wreck a couple of weeks ago. I will return once the relaunch happens in September. One question for those who have kept watching – I know Sonny has debuted on the show. Are there any interactions with Will yet or any more hints alluding to the fact that Will is gay? Log in to Reply GHfan-4now July 12, 2011 Granted, James is turning in phenomenal work, but seriously, this is blatant propping for Rafe/Safe if I’ve ever seen it, as has been said, but MUST be repeated. Stefano of all people disowning him is an outright joke! We GET it, EJ’s a bad dude who’s done bad shyte (IDGAFF, I still love him anyway, MUAH! lol), but this isn’t something we JUST learned overnight and Sami’s had his number for YEARS!! Sami and Rafe acting like two saints sharing a halo has gotten beyond ridiculous, I’m SO over it! Since when did they become the Angels of Salem??? This is a woman who raped a man in the hopes of getting knocked up. These new writers need to return Sami to her roots and drop Rafe in Nicole’s orbit because I like them better anyway (And my EJami will CLEARLY get no love), because it’s like she’s forgotten that she used to be Salem’s QUEEN BITCH on wheels! Log in to Reply jlafferty23 July 12, 2011 GHfan-4now AMAZING POST! Couldn’t agree more. Log in to Reply rachel2233 July 12, 2011 GHfan-4now AMAZING POST! to me all their talk, new days of our life. is not worth anything because Marlena and john, and the rest are worthless if the writers will not give ejami, and the first thing to fix this horror wite johnny yuck. days become the reject of the ga.majority do not watch!! and we said that in June last year,when Ken told the ga wants safe, kenny how the hell you know what 3 milion wants but hey he prove to you over a year thet what you want thet is not what they want! I do not feel sorry for him, we warned him. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud July 12, 2011 Ivan returns! http://z10.invisionfree.com/Blog_Friendly_Zone/index.php?s=99ed348398d55ac41467a098c2d00dae&showforum=86 Thanks SOD! Log in to Reply GHfan-4now July 12, 2011 Thank you jlaff and rachel! I am so SICK and tired of this show (and KEN!) railroading on EJ (and EJami for that matter) to make Safe viable in any capacity. So, they have to totally decimate EJ to make Safe likable??? No, sorry, not buying it! They’re doing all they can to make this “couple” look as if they are two great folks who’s never done ANY wrong! It’s ridiculous that we’re supposed to forget Sami’s misdeeds and act as if Perfect Rafe has never done anything but look smug like he does in this promo. UGH! Makes me physically ill! [quote] when Ken told the ga wants safe, kenny how the hell you know what 3 milion wants [/quote] EXACTLY! EJ and Sami were married, have children together and have YET to have a real relationship, but, Safe gets all the perks and gets to look perfect and like total victims (scuse me while I barf), because that’s who the fans want. Yes, just like all couples, they have their fans, but let’s get real here, do they REALLY need to dump on EJ and EJami, yet AGAIN to prove that??? And like jlaff mentioned above, EJ is a GOOD father who loves his son! Otherwise, why would Sami have bothered all this time??? Ugh, this show… Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 12, 2011 SOOOO excited for the return of Ivan!!! Vivian’s return sucked for me because she didn’t have her TRUE manservant with her (sorry Gus!). I am excited that Ivan’s returning to usher Vivian off the show–they were so good together. Log in to Reply BradysPub July 13, 2011 I’m loving seeing EJ finally pay for the horrible things he’s done. Good fathers don’t put criminals under the same roof as his children and allow that criminal to rape their mother. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 13, 2011 I hate how they’ve made Susan Banks’ only child into such an evil bastard. Maybe the new writers can fix that? Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon July 13, 2011 Emblazoned, the dialogue for the teen set actually seems natural for a change, Sonny and Will (WilSon, if you will) have met two or three times so far. They’ve never been alone together and there are no signs yet of any attraction between them. I absolutely loved today’s episode (or yesterday’s, depending on where you live) when Sonny told old man Kiriakis, his great-uncle, that he’s gay. Victor’s reaction has not been shown yet. I think this is the first time in the history of an NBC soap that a member of a show’s core family is gay. And, before any of my fellow Santa Barbara diehards jump on me, let me just say that Channing Capwell was bisexual, not gay. On another note, I’ll keep saying this until it happens: Rafe and the other Hernandezes need to just pack up and leave Salem. Log in to Reply GHfan-4now July 13, 2011 EJ is no better or worse than Sami (let’s not go there with the rape, as she’s done the SAME thing, admitted so to EJ, and then slept with him in the same night), and IMHO, Sami’s been totally whitewashed for SAFE while EJ is getting sh*t on constantly. She’s done her fair share of crap to those she’s claimed to love over the years, and it has ALL been but ignored for this pairing and now she’s Mother Teresa??? EJ’s a BAD dude who’s done bad things, that has never been denied by EJ fans, but that shouldn’t excuse all the sh*t Sami’s done and has gotten away with over the years. She gets the happy family and the son who hates his daddy and he gets spit on and disowned by the same father who basically grew him from his own dadgum seed because let’s get real, Stefano disowning EJ is stupid, especially after all the hell Stefano has put people through. It’s biased and ridiculous writing. Log in to Reply marknsprmo July 13, 2011 I find it hard to believe that any person man or woman would defend EJ and his actions. Putting anything aside for a moment that Sami has done in her life, because Sami surely not a saint. EJ is a rapist, has attempted to murder John. Sells or sold drugs and prostitutes. Uses his children as pawns to work against their mother. Tried his best to kidnap them away from their families. Tried his best to turn Johnny against Rafe and to keep secrets from Sami. He by virtue of bringing Faux Rafe into the picture has also abducted, tortured and scrubbed someones memory. Has let loose this knucklehead to help raise his children. Also indirectly caused the mother of his children to be raped. Also indirectly caused the murder ofr his current girlfriend’s mother. Who also happens to be the mother of his current wife. Let us not forget kidnapping a baby and telling the mother of the baby that it is dead.And this is the man who is a good father? In what world could this be considered good behavior around children? You really want this man to have anything to do with raising kids? My question would be what is wrong with your judgement? Sami may not be mother of the year and she certainly has done some terrible things. However she has also put her life mostly on track and is attempting to do the right thing. This is NOT the case for EJ. Just because everyone prefers Sami to be the villian, that is not the deck we are playing with. Her villiany dealt with her childhood issues concerning John and Marlena. As that got resolved, she has no reasons to Sami was never a bad person. She was an outraged person who’s values got screwed with at as she was entering her teenage years. Sami was always clearly defined as a person who was hurt by her mother’s adultry with John and the pregnancy and lying to Roman about the babies paternity. She later used their situation as a reason and excuse for her behavior. When she forgave them finally, her life as a mature and responsible adult began. This was a totally in character long term story that came full circle. The sweet child Sami grew into the mature adult Sami. Sami was not bad just to be bad. Unlike EJ. Log in to Reply GHfan-4now July 13, 2011 I would never defend EJ’s actions toward Sami or anyone when I think he’s in the wrong, and I’ve stated so time and time again on this board when that man IS in the wrong, has been in the wrong, and will continue to BE in the wrong and has done despicable things to people to get what he wants or thinks he deserves. I am a fan of both James and EJ, but I’m not blind to the things EJ’s done and the pain he’s caused others. That said, the constant back and forth with Safe is beyond stupid at this point. I am a TODD fan, but that is largely due to the actor’s portrayal of the role and how he views Todd and chooses to play him, not that I think he’s some good rapist who’s crimes need to be whitewashed to be accepted into society. I won’t defend anything EJ’s ever done when he’s hurt the people he’s claimed to love, but I’m not going to act like the show isn’t trying to prop Safe either … EJami has been screwed since day one and it’s ridiculous. Log in to Reply BradysPub July 13, 2011 Let’s also not forget all the “Black Glove” crimes he committed with Patrick Lockhart when he first came to Salem – they murdered a cop (Eve Michaels), blew up Max’s racecar (almost killing him and Stephanie), and switched Belle and Mimi’s eggs. He shot John point-blank. He tortured and brainwashed Steve into forcing Kayla to steal John’s kidney for Stefano and then sent him to try to kill Bo and Shawn. Then, during the DiMeras war with the Kiriakises, he hired Owen Kent to kidnap Stephanie, had Philip shot, and had Brady beat up during his and Nicole’s wedding. Come to think of it, Brady owed him one. I agree 100% with marknsprmo – EJ’s actions cannot be defended. Sami has done terrible things as well, but not nearly to the extent that EJ has. She has grown up and matured into a much better person that EJ is capable of being. Log in to Reply GHfan-4now July 13, 2011 Edited: Okay, well, I’ve tried stating my point and that I don’t defend EJ’s actions even as a fan, but … regardless of how I feel about EJ, Sami, Rafe, and so on, I see this storyline one way as a fan of one pairing and two particular people, and others see it another as non-fans of who I prefer. I’m going to agree to disagree and move on… Log in to Reply marknsprmo July 13, 2011 I do want to say that I am a big fan of James Scott and feel like he does add some layers to the villianous EJ that make him unsure of himself and often conflicted by his own actions. Sometimes I believe that he would really like to be different. But EJ’s problem is he wants to be different when it has a reward. If he gets the girl or if his son gets well or if if if. He sees no benefit of being good for it’s own sake. I would not want to see EJ off the show. I would like for him to be recognized for what he is. The bad guy. One who neither has earned or deserves anyones love. Ejami was a pipe dream that was squashed for me the day he forced her to have sex with him in order to save Lucas’ life. He is only in it for himself. Even his love for his children is conditional. I don’t know how EJ was raised, but I know that Stephano really loves him and I would think his mother did too. So I am not sure why he is as warped as he is. I find the character compelling and want to know even more about what makes him tick. But in the same way I would have liked to know what made Jeffrey Dahmer tick. And not to give him a love life the way he is. If he (god forbid) reformed then I would be willing for him to have a great love life. But not with Sami. Not now not ever. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 13, 2011 [quote=SoapArmageddon] I think this is the first time in the history of an NBC soap that a member of a show’s core family is gay. And, before any of my fellow Santa Barbara diehards jump on me, let me just say that Channing Capwell was bisexual, not gay. [/quote] Nope. Simone Russell came out as a lesbian on Passions in 2005, and the Russells were one of the core families of that show. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 13, 2011 [quote=BradysPub]Let’s also not forget all the “Black Glove” crimes he committed with Patrick Lockhart when he first came to Salem – they murdered a cop (Eve Michaels), blew up Max’s racecar (almost killing him and Stephanie), and switched Belle and Mimi’s eggs. He shot John point-blank. He tortured and brainwashed Steve into forcing Kayla to steal John’s kidney for Stefano and then sent him to try to kill Bo and Shawn. Then, during the DiMeras war with the Kiriakises, he hired Owen Kent to kidnap Stephanie, had Philip shot, and had Brady beat up during his and Nicole’s wedding. Come to think of it, Brady owed him one. [/quote] I want the new writers to retcon EJ! Susan Banks’ son would NEVER grow up to be evil! New writers, retcon it so Susan gave Stefano an orphan boy and secretly kept the real Elvis in England to be raised by her and Edmund! Log in to Reply Miry July 13, 2011 That’s my Twin!! Soo much word, Mark! Log in to Reply rachel2233 July 13, 2011 what ??? soaps need bad dude,james do it graet and pardon but all the man here??? you ar truly a man?? if i will take your child and give him to my current boyfriend, thet will be ok??? if so sorry guys but for thet women you ar not a man! now all of you heve no idea what the ga wants or feel they wanted in the 70 luke and laura thet luke truly raped laura,the ga cares no it didnt?? this is fantasy worldddd for god sake the good women can be wite the bad boy this is fantasy world you heve to remember thet! my friend sew the show and he said if his ex will be like sami ,he will be in jail for kill thet women,and not just him every man thet see the show side wite ej. so like i said if you ar a man thet think sami is right, i so hope nothing like thet heppen to you becuse for sure we know how you will reacet! Log in to Reply marknsprmo July 13, 2011 [quote=rachel2233]what ??? soaps need bad dude,james do it graet and pardon but all the man here??? you ar truly a man?? if i will take your child and give him to my current boyfriend, thet will be ok??? if so sorry guys but for thet women you ar not a man!now all of you heve no idea what the ga wants or feel they wanted in the 70 luke and laura thet luke truly raped laura,the ga cares no it didnt?? this is fantasy worldddd for god sake the good women can be wite the bad boy this is fantasy world you heve to remember thet!my friend sew the show and he said if his ex will be like sami ,he will be in jail for kill thet women,and not just him every man thet see the show side wite ej. so like i said if you ar a man thet think sami is right, i so hope nothing like thet heppen to you becuse for sure we know how you will reacet![/quote] Rachel I do not understand what you are trying to say. Your spelling and setence structure is very bad.(I do not always spell the best but I atleast try to fix my spelling. I also reread what I write so that I am getting my point across. But I will tell you now, that real men don’t kidnap their baby’s mama’s husband and switch him with lookalikes. So I think that all of us on here KNOW that we are watching a tv show. However I for one would like some honesty in my story telling. Yes, at the root of the show, it is fantasy. However, the writer should be able to take us along in the fantasy with truth. Truth and facts are two different things. I can accept that a story is a fantasy, however I don’t think that anyone sat around fantasizing about how a man could torture and create havoc in their lives. Yeah a girl “likes” the idea of a bad boy. They want him to be bad up and until they get reformed by her love….. Men conversely like a demure slutty girl they can transform into the madonna to meet momma and be his childrens mother. So I understand the basic tennets of fantasy and soap opera. But they should, atleast to me, soaps always were somewhat of a morality tale where good wins over bad eventually. Now days though on Days (and GH), evil is the new hero. I can’t really sign off on that. My good christian upbringing starts squawking lol. Log in to Reply marknsprmo July 13, 2011 Love ya back Miry! Log in to Reply emblazoned July 13, 2011 SoapArmageddon – thanks for the updates! Log in to Reply kney July 13, 2011 [quote=marknsprmo]I don’t know how EJ was raised, but I know that Stephano really loves him and I would think his mother did too. So I am not sure why he is as warped as he is. I find the character compelling and want to know even more about what makes him tick.[/quote] Mark, I have to agree with you about this. If EJ was raised in a decent family, why does he seem so twisted??? I would love to ask him about it and I just found out about a way to meet him and Stefano in person at http://www.classwish.org/days/fame. Log in to Reply Caryn July 13, 2011 whoa kney!! that’s awesome! I’m totally going to enter that contest! Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 13, 2011 [quote=kney] Mark, I have to agree with you about this. If EJ was raised in a decent family, why does he seem so twisted??? I would love to ask him about it and I just found out about a way to meet him and Stefano in person at http://www.classwish.org/days/fame./quote But he wasn’t raised in a decent family. That was the retcon. When Susan left town, she managed to escape with Elvis because she convinced Stefano she was Kristen in disguise. When EJ joined the show, his history was retconned so that Stefano stole Elvis back from Susan and raised him himself. Personally, I find that retcon so insulting especially since it undoes Susan and Kristen’s wonderful exit storyline. That’s why I’m hoping we learn that EJ was raised by Susan til adulthood but then was found by Stefano and had his childhood memories erased or that Susan gave Stefano someone else’s child (the man we now know as EJ) and kept the real Elvis for herself in England. Log in to Reply marknsprmo July 13, 2011 As much fun as it would be to be in a room with the great Joseph Mascalo and James Scott, I can’t afford it! I would love however if the next writing staff would explore EJs past. I bet there is alot there. I even kind of like Allistair Cranes idea that EJ is an implant and not the real Elvis. The original EP has alot of imitations why not EJD? Besides it would be a page from the Dimera family anyway. We had cousin Andre taking over Tony’s life. We had Kristen imitated by a couple people. Why not EJ as well. Maybe the real Elvis comes to town to track down his father and finds out someone has been portraying him for years! BTW as a side note about fauxrafe, I am kind of thinking that he might well be a former character on Days. Maybe he is the long lost actual Forrest Allamain? The reason I am bringing this up is because all day it was Bo going around we don’t know anything about who this guy is. Maybe he is a long lost someone or other. Hell maybe he is David Banning lol (Julie’s never mentioned son). Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 13, 2011 ^^ Thank you for liking my idea! I wouldn’t have James Scott play the “real” EJ, I’d keep him as the current (aka, in my world, fake EJ) and bring a younger, more age appropriate actor in to play the REAL Elvis. John Black is the real Forrest Alamain—the Alamains adopted Ryan Brady and renamed him Forrest Alamain. This was explained by Shirley Jones’ Colleen Brady. Log in to Reply Dariclone July 13, 2011 I can’t say I blame Johnny for feeling that way and while I am a fan of Safe I also love E.J. As for gay teenagers, don’t forget about Bianca Montgomery, she was 16 when she came oyt and is the daughter of *the* Erica Kane. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 13, 2011 ^^ But Bianca’s on ABC. We were talking about whether this was a first for NBC (it’s not, unless we’re talking about gay men). Log in to Reply Miry July 14, 2011 Log in to Reply marknsprmo July 14, 2011 Oh yeah I forgot that part AlistairCrane. But then exactly how ancient would that make Vivian? She must be immortal since she kidnapped Forrest when he was a young boy. Since Shawn Brady and Stephano are only about 10 years or so older than John, Vivian must be somewhat older than they are….. I hate soap opera time lines lol. But one comment about making the real Elvis more age appropriate, wouldn’t that make EVERYONE in Salem look extremely stupid for buying into the fact that EJ is the real Elvis? Age appropriate for Elvis would be about 16 years old….. Just sayin. I think it would be too jarring at this point to desoras the character. I personally wouldn’t mind if James Scott played both roles. I know alot of people don’t like doppleganger stories now days but I have been watching them on soaps for about 40 years now, plus I kind of like to see an actor playing two roles because they get to express different parts of their personality. I also like multiple personality characters too! Well if they are done well that is. One of my favorite all time Days characters is Jessica/Angel. I would have like had Days used that character more. There could have been alot of stories with her. But along with many Horton characters, she was abandoned for the Brady family (I do love the Bradys but not more than I love the Hortons). Log in to Reply AlistairCrane July 14, 2011 What are you talking about? Vivian didn’t kidnap Forrest. After he drowned and almost died (disturbing Lawrence’s mental health), his adoptive mother Philomena sent Forrest to be raised in America. Vivian thought Forrest was dead which was why both she and Lawrence were shocked to find his coffin empty in the early 90s. Log in to Reply Dariclone July 14, 2011 [quote=AlistairCrane]^^ But Bianca’s on ABC. We were talking about whether this was a first for NBC (it’s not, unless we’re talking about gay men).[/quote] Ah, okay. Missed that part. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.