Salem U.S.A's pot stirrers had a rough week on Days of Our Lives. Rafe (Galen Gering) went pow, right in Nick Fallon's (Blake Berris) kisser; then blamed Kate (Lauren Koslow) for hiring him. While that madness was going on, the rest of the town blamed Theresa Donovan (Jen Lilley) for drugging saintly Dr. Daniel (Shawn Christian).
While Theresa is far from innocent, it was actually Liam (Mark Collier) who did the dirty deed. Will Shane (Charles Shaughnessy) and Kim's (Patsy Pease) baby girl go down for a crime she didn't commit?
On the less exciting side of Salem, Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) had more tepid exchanges. I like dimpled dreambot Cosgrove opposite the eternally sexy Alfonso. They definitely share chemistry and potential. However, their storyline needs tons of work.
Enough with planning activities for the Catholic church. Seriously, who in DAYS writers' room thought this would be interesting?
Hope needs to be investigating a criminal, whom Aiden happens to be representing. Chemistry can only take this couple so far — especially when fans have yet to get over Hope being half of one of daytime's most popular supercouples for the better part of three decades.
Don't get me wrong. I am not sitting here holding a candle in the window for Bo Brady's (Peter Reckell) return. Hope must move on. But we Bope fans are going to need more than bake sales and snarking, to go from Oak Alley, The Dragon and "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" to accepting a Hope/Aiden match-up. Watch the latest DAYS recap video after the jump!