Sizzle Meter: Who Should EJ Be With on Days of Our Lives, Sami or Nicole?



EJ (James Scott) can be a diabolical villain on Days of Our Lives, but other times he’s self aware, understanding and wise beyond his mustache-twirling, SORASed years. We’ve seen much more of the level headed EJ lately. From his emotional back-and-forth with Stefano (Joseph Mascolo), to his resolute belief that Nicole’s (Arianne Zucker) baby is his and the comforting shoulder he's been providing for Sami to cry on, he’s been practically Zen lately!

 EJ’s recent scenes with Sami and Nicole have kept my loyalties divided. When he’s with Nicole, talking about the baby he is certain is his, I want them to reunite.  When he’s with Sami, providing sage advice about how to handle Will’s revelation, it reminds me of the best of EJami’s chemistry. I’m almost certain episodes like Wednesday’s are designed to drive me insane!

Who would you like to see EJ end up with?

Sami
61% (1154 votes)
Nicole
31% (583 votes)
Someone else.
9% (164 votes)
Total votes: 1901

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I think this show needs to either get rid of the character or EJ since all of his evil deeds over the years are PURELY bad or make him a good guy. His scenes over the last 2 days with Sami over Will's coming out (didn't EJ blackmail WIll over this?!!) were tender, sweet and redefining for the character. Plus, through in his "i love you nicole" speech and you can see why people sometimes overlook the characters bad BAD decisions.

With a cast as large as it is, with Lexie dying and hopefully Stefano getting the boot, Days could slowly jettison some of the other GOOD guys off the canvas and make EJ the new good guy. Yes, his history is HORRIBLE but look at how Another World turned Carl Hutchins from the EVIL FROM HELL to a good guy once they paired him properly with Rachel. EJ is better GOOD than BAD anyway. The actor portraying him seems to know how to act better when he is GOOD than when he is evil.

BUT WHAT'S with his RAPID EYE BLINKING?!! It makes me nervous.

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Put him with Will!!! Wink Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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alstonboy4315 wrote:
Put him with Will!!! Wink Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

LOL....how awesome would that be?(and no, I'm not kidding, it so would be).
Seriously, ANYONE who is dumb enough to saddle themselves with the most self-absorbed individual to ever hit the canvas of Salem deserves what he gets. So yeah, he needs to stick with Nicole.

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I love EJ and Sami! They're bad and good together. Ej and Will too but him as a parent to Will.

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I've found that people who like EJ and Sami like them the most when they are written out of character. Those who like EJ and Nicole, like them the most when they are written in character.

Since I hate the destruction of Sami's character due to pimping EJ, i would not vote Sami. But I think Nicole is too good for him.

I vote the grim reaper. Maybe EJ/Satan/Sadaam can have a love triangle like on South Park.

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I'm prejudice on this point I know, even if I haven't been watching the show, but watching the clips on YT with Ejole. Nicole BABY...first and foremost! Arianne Zucker can act circles around Alison Wink Wink . I'm not saying I haven't seen some scenes delivered by Alison but I've seen some horrible over the top and emoting from Alison. IMHO Arianne Zucker makes James Scott a stronger actor when they are working together and not so much with Alison. Team Ej & Nicole all the way! Big smile

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harlee490 wrote:
I'm prejudice on this point I know, even if I haven't been watching the show, but watching the clips on YT with Ejole. Nicole BABY...first and foremost! Arianne Zucker can act circles around Alison Wink Wink . I'm not saying I haven't seen some scenes delivered by Alison but I've seen some horrible over the top and emoting from Alison. IMHO Arianne Zucker makes James Scott a stronger actor when they are working together and not so much with Alison. Team Ej & Nicole all the way! Big smile

Totally agree; Arianne Zucker is one of the best actresses on the show, while Alison Sweeney is far and away the most overrated. I don't know, maybe I'd actually like Sami if she were played by somebody else. Hmm...let me think...nope, still wouldn't.

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What? You think Nicole was actually in character when she took back EJ after he cheated on her with both her sister Taylor & Sami and had an indirect hand in her mother's death?

If I'm being objective, both Nicole & Sami would have no reason in the world to have anything to do with EJ after everything he has done to them.

However, since we're talking about Days who has no moral code left whatsoever, I think Sami would be the best suited out of the two to deal with EJ. She can hurt him just as much as he can her & out of the many things EJ has done to Sami, cheating on her is something he's never done.

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Sami and EJ are soul-mates and belong together. he gets her and she gets him.

they love each over and always will, no matter what!

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EJ and Sami belong together, they are perfect for each other.

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Give me EJ and Sami any day. You can't overlook that Sami has EJ's heart and always has since EJ came on board. Plus, I'd much rather watch two actors who sizzle when they're on screen together which James and Alison do - in fact, they have some of the hottest chemistry on daytime TV - than to watch EJ paired with someone who's showing her age just a bit much to be believable with James. Put Ari next to Eric Martsoff or Galen Gering, and she looks right with either of them. But she's 8 years older than James, and it's beginning to show really badly. Aside from all that, Nicole's always been second best to Sami when it comes to EJ. It's been that way this time around too. Nicole's selling her soul way to much in a pairing with EJ. Let her be strong and get back to her devious roots the way she should be.

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How is cheating on someone worse then shooting someone in the head and never showing an ounce of remorse?

For me it's Ejole all the way. Zucker and Scott have the best chemistry by far and Ej and Nicole should end up together.

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Ari Zucker is a beautiful and stunning woman. I know most women would kill to look half as good. And she's 5 years older then James not 8. Anyways James and her like close to the same age. I don't know why someone feels the need to make digs at AZ's looks to try and make their lame*** pairing look better. Pretty chilidish if you ask me.

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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T PUT SAMI AND EJ TOGETHER HE RAPE HER I LIKE THEM AS CO-PARENTS TO THEIR CHILDREN AND AS FRIENDS I DON'T CARE THEY HAVE AMAZING CHEMISTRY I WANT EJ AND NICOLE AND SAMI AND LUCAS TOGETHER IF THEY PUT SAMI AND EJ TOGETHER AGAIN THEY LOST MY ENTIRE FAMILY AS VIEWERS

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EJ belongs with Sami!!!!

EJOLE are boring as hell. Just as boring as LUMI & SAFE!

Only EJAMI have amazing chemistry and would make a great soap supercouple!
They're the main reason why I watch Days!

Of course I also love the EJ/Will dynamic! But not as couple! EJ/Will scenes are the second reason why I watch Days! Hope to see more of them scheming together. I like that Will has a villainous side to him- just like both his mother, Sami, and EJ Smile

But, YES Please give us an EJAMI romance! They've yet to actually be a couple and IT IS TIME for EJAMI!

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I think EJ and Sami belong together. They have more chemistry than any other couple on the show!. All they have to do is look at each other and they sizzle!

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Ejami for me..always and forever...the best pairings have ever seen to grace my tv! Love them..they have awesome chemistry..anyways I prefer Nicole with Brady...

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It really doesn't make any difference who EJ is with because as soon as the relationship seems to get solid EJ is off wanting someone else. He likes the hunt, the chase. He doesn't really know how to love someone on a full-time basis. Until EJ comes to terms with who he is and who he isn't, Master Elvis is not going to be much good to anyone, especially himself.

For myself, I prefer him with Nicole because I absolutely HATE Sammy.

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EJ doesn't 'move on' as soon as he gets with someone. They move on from him.

Ej and Sami.

I've waited six years for them to get together.

No matter who they're with in the end they always end up together, they may as well put everyone else out of their misery and stay together.

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I want him with Will!!!!

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EjoleLumiFan wrote:
Ari Zucker is a beautiful and stunning woman. I know most women would kill to look half as good. And she's 5 years older then James not 8. Anyways James and her like close to the same age. I don't know why someone feels the need to make digs at AZ's looks to try and make their lame*** pairing look better. Pretty chilidish if you ask me.

IA whole heartedly. It's a rather sophomoric of the previous poster. For the record, Ali Sweeney is 3 yrs older than JS btw...whoopty doo! I hardly see why 2 extra years makes such a difference. Quite frankly the actor's age rarely matches with the intended approximate age of the character.

Anyways, ATM there isn't a couple in daytime that sizzles to me like EJ & Nicole. Their chemistry is palpable no matter what the scene requires...hot, sweet, emotional, tender, heartbreak,etc.

Sami & EJ feel very forced to me as lovers. I feel like when EJ's character is in Sami's orbit, he's used to prop her up. So if her SL gets too dull or isn't delivering, tptb yank EJ in so we're suppose to think "poor Sami" or she's somehow justified for w/e stupid thing she does next. I cringe everytime DOOL replays a clip of their affair when Johnny was missing.

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Puhlease, Ejole all the way baby! Ejami is the most pathetic couple to ever hit daytime, gag. Especially since their so-called love has never been mutual. Ejole have it all, they have a mature, adult love and it will always be mutual. Now Nicole is having EJ's baby, he's not going to let her go, he really loves her. Glad he finally came to his senses. Ari & James have electric chemistry and look SO good together. Ari is an amazingly beautiful woman who fits James perfectly, I think he has even called her a "goddess". And she looks younger than 30 while JS looks much older than his 33 years, so no problem there. Wink They work together in every way. I don't care who they stick Sami with, she is an awful character.

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Hello, well true story I have never ever seen myself as a soap fan, I don't do soaps LOL However, that all changed one fateful day when I happened to be channel surfing and I found myself watching Days of Our Lives for the first time in like 10 years! The scene that stopped me in my tracks was Sami and Ej doing some photo shoot. I recognized Sami of course, but it was EJ I didn't know. They never said one word to each other it was all smiles, electric looks and a few giggles. From that moment on without me even realizing I continued to watch Days, because not only was it love at first sight for me but I found myself utterly enthralled and inspired by the amazing forbidden love story of Ejami that days was bringing on screen. It only took one scene for me to be a full blown, die hard Days fan now I actively love the show and do whatever I can to help this beloved soap that gave me so much in return with the story of Ejami. Alison and James, I know many have said it and it's true I am an advocate myself these two just onscreen together, create magic with the natural flair that breathes so effortlessly that it captivated me from the first time I saw Ej and Sami. I know they have done hurtful things to each other, and it pains me very much but I think that in the 6 years of them sharing so much, enduring so much it only enriches their story in a unique way that in my opinion makes their intimacy so much stronger. I love Ejami with all my heart, and I know without a doubt that these two are soul mates. Ej was raised to be bad but wants to be good, Sami was raised to be good but likes to be bad. The two together are so alike, and they are different too but what I love is how their better qualities comes out when they are together. I love Ej completely, and I have always wanted to see him happy, be his own man and right now with the love of Lexie, his children and Sami's friendship I see the goodness in his soul. The people who truly care about him are his centre. His children, Lexie and Samantha without them he becomes a one dimensional twirling villain with no heart and no soul. Sami, well Ej get's her we can see it with all of their adult, mature conversations he doesn't bring her down, he treats her like his equal but in firm gentle way he can handle her. Ejami are Days "Gone with the Wind, Pride & Predjudice, Wuthering Heights all the classic epic forbidden love tales of all time, and I can honestly say that Ejami are in this highly regarded prevlidged list. I mean that with my entire heart and this says quite alot from a former Non-soap fan

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The_Moustache wrote:

OMG! I am sitting here mesmerized by your Ejami clip, looks like I might have to hang a little bit longer on this site, damn I can't pull my eyes away!! LOL

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@ejolelumifan How telling that you had to make digs at my post rather than just posting about your couple. Yes, I was incorrect. Ari's five years older than James Scott, but that five year difference is quite apparent on my HD TV and is one more reason why I don't like them paired together. IMO, she looks better with men closer to her own age, like Galen or Eric.

@rozzberry Ali Sweeney is not three years older than James Scott.

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I'm a new viewer and don't know much back-story, but I must say that the sparks really do fly when Sami and EJ are on the screen together! Nicole, while pretty and a good actress, just seems really flat in her scenes with EJ...actually Rafe too...so I'm not sure who would be a good pairing for her.

Is she one of the "4" that got their pink slip a few weeks ago?

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How telling that someone has to take digs as someone as kind and beautiful as AZ rather than focus on yOur pathetic couple of choice. Ari looks no older than AS or JS and JS, I have an HDTV too. Wink She's more beautiful inside & out & can act circles around certain co-stars & that's why James loves working with her. Face it Ejole has it all, true love, respect, heat, passion & sizzle. Ejami has NOTHING that's why their scenes are being cut. I think those taking digs at poor Ari have faced it & are now lashing out.

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Ginger wrote:
@rozzberry Ali Sweeney is not three years older than James Scott.

Ali was born in '76. James was born in '79. I looked several sites, including IMDB, & they all say she's older too. Or as Ali de-SORASed herself in real life? lol...(I'm j/k on the last part btw.)

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EJ and Sami belong together, if the scenes this week and the chemistry they share together doesn't prove it, well I just don't know what to say. They are a couple that have a deep rooted history, a bond that cannot be broken, a love that you can clearly see & feel that cannot be denined. This is their time to be together. I feel DAYS is laying out the foundation for it now and after six years, they have clearly earned that right to have their happiness and be together finally! I feel good things coming for EJami and it's well deserved. Nicole's soulmate is Brady. EJ's soulmate is Samantha. It's time to get the these lovestories off the ground! Go EJami!

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LUMI ALL THE WAY!! Just thought I'd throw that out there, lol.

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I can see being torn between the two pairings. (Sometimes, I am too!) I enjoy both very much and have spent time in both camps. Currently, I'm rooting for EJ and Sami. James and Ali are AMAZING together. They throw off so many sparks, they're a serious fire hazard! Sometimes, the glances and the body language say more than the dialogue in the scene. It's like they're speaking without speaking. And then when they DO speak, there's so much that comes through in their voices. I adore those two lovable maniacs and the idea of them making it work as an Ejamily. And I must say, they drew me back into the show after a hiatus. EJ and Nicole were an acquired taste for me, but they have a definite achey breaky appeal. If EJ could give Nicole the confidence in their relationship that she needs, they could work.

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Maybe to some Ari looks older, but to me she's looks the same age as James. Galen and Eric are both 40 but look right around the same age as James. So to say it would be better to pair Ari with men her own age that happen to look the same age as James doesn't make any sense. Sounds like some are just making excuses any excuse to pair Nicole with anyone but Ej.

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Air Zucker is beautiful and fabulous but that hairstyle I think drags her face down and makes her look older. The bangs are awful. I think the show is styling her terribly.