The turnaround at NBC's singular daytime soap Days of Our Lives is in full effect. Amid a creative renaissance (Superbitch Kristen; Wedding Interruptus) and a renewal, the sudser hit a 21-week high among the coveted women 18-49 demo the week of Jan. 14-18. READ MORE
At the Brady Pub, Nick (Blake Berris) told Rafe (Galen Gering) he wanted to spend the rest of his life taking care of Gabi (Camila Banus). Later, Ned Ashton, oops, wrong soap! I mean Justin (Wally Kurth) showed up and Rafe left.
Nick quickly gave Justin a dollar, so their conversation would be covered by attorney/client privilege. After Justin accepted it, Nick said he wanted to know what his and Gabi’s rights to the baby were. Nick also wanted to know what it would take to prove Will (Chandler Massey) would be an unfit father, so he and Gabi would get full custody. Justin told him he wanted nothing to do with Nick’s plan and gave him back the dollar.
Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Rafe (Galen Gering) fought over whether Will (Chandler Massey) or Gabi (Camila Banus) was the one responsible for hiding the truth about Will being the father of her baby. Rafe blamed everything on Will, because he took Gabi to the abortion clinic. I swear, Rafe can be a single-minded, Neanderthal sometimes.
I especially enjoyed the part where Sami told Rafe the pregnancy was about her, because it was her grandchild. Leave it to Sami to make Will’s anguish about her. She threatened Gabi, warning her that she will not keep her grandchild from her. One thing is certain, Gabi will never keep Sami from her grandchild. Did anyone else flash back to Kate (Lauren Koslow) issuing similar warnings to Sami about Will?
Rafe said he saw a another side of Sami—one he didn't like—and didn’t think they could be together. Why does Rafe always seem to give up on Sami so easily?
After defending Will so vehemently, you could see Sami’s pain at hearing he was with Marlena (Deidre Hall). READ MORE
Days of Our Lives started with Gabi (Camila Banus) walking down the aisle to marry Nick (Blake Berris). As the couple started to say “I do”, Chad (Casey Deidrick) interrupted the wedding by saying she should tell the truth about who the real father of her baby is.
I loved how Doug (Bill Hayes) and Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) arrived just in time for all the drama to go down.
Rafe (Galen Gering) went all caveman on Chad, causing Hope (Kristian Alfonso) to pull them both out into the church foyer. The three missed out on all the drama inside.
In the church, Nick desperately tried to cling to the lie, but Will (Chandler Massey) wouldn’t let him. He revealed to everyone that he is the father of Gabi’s baby. As much as I loathe Gabi’s plot point pregnancy, I’ll admit the climax delivered. READ MORE
It's the soap opera wedding of the decade. Everything has built to this. After years of intense romance and overcoming epic obstacles with the sheer determination of their everlasting love, they're finally going to say "I Do". Oh wait, that was a Wikipedia entry for Bo and Hope in the 80's.
Will (Chandler Massey) may be the biological father of Gabi’s (Camila Banus) baby, but the moment she and Nick (Blake Berris) convinced him to let Nick raise the child as his own, Will became the odd-man-out. The happy couple are moving on with their wedding plans, but might Will have second thoughts and cause problems for them? Watch this week’s Days of Our Lives promo after the jump! READ MORE