Days of Our Lives is officially must-see soap opera again. The Brian/Sonny/Will/Gabi/Nick drama is the best young adult/teen saga playing out on daytime right now. Kristen DiMera (Eileen Davidson) is literally screwing over Jarlena (Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall) — and using their dimwitted-yet-hunky son Brady (Eric Martsolf) to do so. (Yes, I know Isabella is the boy's bio mama, but Doc raised him, when she wasn't purring like a horny house cat and/or being kept in a birdcage!)
A strikingly-beautiful and cunning Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin) is actually providing root factor for Dannifer (Shawn Christian and Melissa Reeves). Yep, Salem U.S.A is finally a place I look forward to visiting every day. If you need any more proof of just how good DAYS is right now, watch the recap video below from Tuesday's show.
Johnny to Rafe: "Mommy had something to do!"
She sure did, lil fella. She sure did...
Monday’s Days of Our Lives was the day many Ejami fans have been impatiently waiting on. Sami (Alison Sweeney) and EJ (James Scott) made love and professed their love and trust for one another. Rafe (Galen Gering) and Sami who?
Meanwhile, John (Drake Hogestyn) visited Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) to discuss Kristen's (Eileen Davidson) manipulations in Salem. READ MORE
Hiding behind the bathroom door, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) was saved from having to listen to Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen (Eileen Davidson) having sex by him noticing the Titan documents Nicole planted on Kristen’s computer. Brady accused Kristen of ulterior motives, but she denied any wrongdoing and rushed off. When Brady followed Kristen, Nicole slipped out of the room.
When Brady caught up with Kristen, the two argued for a bit, before Kristen revealed Nicole had been at her room earlier. She suggested Brady's ex may have planted the incriminating documents on her computer.
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
Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kristen (Eileen Kristen) were in the midst of sparring yet again when Roman (Josh Taylor) interrupted. Marlena wasn’t very subtle in trying to get her ex-husband to leave. After he left, Kristen toyed with Marlena. Frustrated that her plan wasn’t going the way she wanted, Marlena decided to leave. Kristen stopped her and then showed her a piece of paper that read: “I know what you are doing.” READ MORE