Hot mess extraordinaire, Samantha Jean Brady (Alison Sweeney) has finally chosen between preachy cop Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) and corrupt mogul EJ DiMera (James Scott) on Days of Our Lives, and it's EJami for the win. Yes, yes, 10,000 times, YES!
If I can't have EJill, at least I can take comfort in the knowledge that Stefano's (Joe Mascolo) sinfully-seductive son is penetrating Will's (Chandler Massey) mother again on the regular. Watch a sneak peek of this week's Days of Our Lives below!
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
With buzz growing about the upcoming versions of All My Children and One Life to Live possibly delving into edgier, ripped-from-the-headlines stories, my brain has been working on overdrive about how the remaining four daytime soaps could also benefit from such a shift in storytelling. Don't get me wrong, I love a good return-from-the-dead as much as the next suds lover, but at some point, when you've seen one — you've seen 738,265 of 'em.
Awhile back on Twitter, I posted how I would love to see Sami's (Alison Sweeney) teen rapist Alan (originally played by Paul Kersey) return to seek his warped brand of revenge on Days of Our Lives. Back in 1995, Lucas' (Bryan Dattilo) pal Alan dated Sami, while secretly pining for her older sister Carrie (Christie Clark). Frustrated by his lack of progress with Carrie, Alan violently raped Sami.
During the rape trial, Sami was branded a liar and Alan was released. It wasn't long before he came after her again — this time with a gun! Sami managed to get the weapon away from Alan—before he could rape her a second time—and shot him in the business!
Distraught, Sami made love with Lucas, conceiving Will. Although no one in Salem knew that fact for quite some time, because Sami passed the baby off as Austin's (Patrick Muldoon). What if Will, devastated after some future bust up with Sonny (Freddie Smith), decides to look for love online? READ MORE
Will (Chandler Massey) and Gabi (Camila Banus) wanted to talk about the baby, but Nick (Blake Berris) said nothing had changed. He insisted he and Gabi could still raise the child as their own. Nick has become one delusional Salemite!
I never thought I’d see the day where I loathed this character so much. I guess maybe that’s the brilliance of Berris’ acting. When Will called Nick “insane,” Nick told him never to say that again — ever. Uh oh, here we go down Salem’s psycho rabbit hole.
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