I'm happy bad girl Eve Donovan (Kassie DePaiva) is back in Salem and stirring up trouble on Days of Our Lives. If the townsfolk thought her little sister Theresa (Jen Lilley) was a handful, just wait until they get fully reacquainted with Shane's (Charles Shaughnessy) eldest offspring.
Town goody-goody Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves) is already on the receiving end of Eve's antics. The songbird is suing Jennifer for 50 percent of the royalties from the late Jack Deveraux's (Matthew Ashford) book deal and subsequent movie rights. Eve is claiming Jack signed half of said rights over to her when their marriage of convenience was annulled two decades ago.
After watching Theresa twist Jennifer into a pretzel for so long in Salem, I am excited to see Eve back to terrorize Jennifer Rose with a more seasoned woman's finesse. By staking claim to half of the proceeds Jack wanted to go to veterans of the Afghanistan war, Eve is living up to her reputation.
This has all been fun to watch. What isn't fun, is seeing the vixen become the latest in a long line of obstacles to Dannifer. Why is this happening?
While the characters of Jennifer Horton Deveraux and Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) are both popular separately, I've yet to find a fan of these two as a couple, let alone a "supercouple". When will TPTB just let go and let God with Dannifer?
It's great to see Eve and Jennifer's high school rivalry being revisited, but does it have to include Eve going after Daniel? We've already witnessed Theresa, Liam (Mark Collier), Nicole (Arianne Zucker), Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) and even Jennifer's son JJ (Casey Moss) serve as foils to Dannifer's "epic" love. Does Eve Donovan have to be sacrificed at Dannifer's altar as well?
It would be much more interesting to see DAYS play up the chemistry between Reeves and Greg Vaughan, by having Jennifer grow closer with Horton family friend Eric Brady. Imagine Nicole's reaction to that budding pairing!
Eve could mentor Nicole in Jennifer Rose 101. Perhaps the two women could team with Theresa and Anne Milbauer (Meredith Scott Lynn) to form a "We Hate Jennifer" Club?
Considering Zucker and Christian have 10,000 times more chemistry than he has with Reeves, an eventual Daniel/Nicole redux seems like a no-brainer. As for Eve, there are other men in Salem for her to set her sights on.
What about Jennifer's brother Lucas (Bryan Datillo)? Anything to keep Eve from being sucked into Dannifer's dreadful vortex.