Days Of Our Lives Commentary
Another eventful week in Salem – with Salemites surrounding
potential serial killer Marlena. Honestly, after this week, I’m
thinking they should change the name of the show to “Days of our
Comedic Lives.” Mostly, I’m referring to two specific instances.
First, the bats – has Alfred Hitchcock come back to life, and is
helping with the production of DOOL? I was laughing so hard when
the bats flew at Julie – and am wondering what the significance
is. As we all know, however, the writers don’t need to make sense
with any of the scenes, and they are going after the shock value.
I, for one, was not impressed.
Secondly, Bonnie needs a mention. She was absolutely hysterical!
Hard as I try, I cannot dislike Bonnie. I suppose it is because
I’ve always liked Judi Evans. Although her little fantasy was a
bit out of place, I was not surprised that she was surrounded by a
bunch of shirtless men. For anyone that did not know it, the band,
Blue County, is Melissa Reeves’ husband’s band – so that was cool.
Actually, they did a great job, and it was a great song for
Bonnie. I loved when Rex tried to help Bonnie off the
out-of-control bull – Rex is trying so hard to win Bonnie over,
but it’s not working. Now here is my problem – under NO
circumstances would the old Julie climb on that bull. It just
wouldn’t happen. Of course, few character traits are as they once
were. I also have to wonder where those flasks come from. They
always seem to be bottomless – always providing a never ending
Sami and Lucas: yes, if you haven’t guessed from my previous
articles, I’m a huge LUMI fan. Nothing I want more than for these
two to be together, and I think it is just a matter of time. Of
course, a day in Salem can take WEEKS to get through, so I guess
I’ll just have to be patient. I love when Sami shows her
vulnerable side, and Lucas, knowing her so well, picks right up on
it, and is there for her. Ali continues to give outstanding
performances. I love her paroxysms, and can only imagine the
amount of energy it takes for Ali with each outburst. Clearly,
Sami hates John for a number of reasons, and I wonder how she will
feel as the truth about Marlena unfolds.
Speaking of Marlena, once again, I’m sort of stumped. Marlena kept
having a smirk on her face, every time she looked at John. To me,
her expression said volumes. I saw that as she was trying to set
John up for her fall of the balcony. Clearly, Sami bought this
story hook, line and sinker. Yet she proclaims her innocence, and
as of Friday, John was bringing the “real” killer to the hospital.
And she confessed last week – so what is the deal? I won’t reveal
any more, for those of you that don’t like spoilers, but at this
point, I’m not seeing the story tie together. I keep hearing that
there is another major twist coming. All I can say is I hope it
makes sense, and I hope the writers don’t try to insult our
I’m still trying to figure Patrick out. He appears to be an
opportunist, and taking advantage of Jennifer’s generosity, yet
when she has a crisis, he is always there for her. As mulct as he
is, he also has another side to him. And I keep wondering what the
significance of the coin is. I don’t know if it is just the actor
portraying him, but he seems to be kind of “blah” to me, and so
unlike his animated sister. I was ecstatic when Jennifer’s baby
was spared yet again, as I want her to carry this baby to term,
and put some happiness back into her life.
I am simply amazed with Lexie. I’ve known a lot of medical
students and residents who went on to become licensed physicians.
None of them were able to go from trauma/E.R. into maternity in a
matter of minutes, and make life altering decisions. Wow…wonder
where she did her residency at? Or, perhaps the more pertinent
question is this – doesn’t the DOOL budget allow for more than one
physician? I was so upset when Lexie made the decision that
Jennifer’s pregnancy must be terminated. I’m glad that thus far,
the outcome has been good, and hope it continues.
The Belle/Shawn/Philip triangle is once again in full force. Poor
Phil – he’s lost his two great loves. Since Shelle is crammed down
our throats on a regular basis, I have to guess that Shawn will
win this round. When Shawn heard that the “real” killer is being
brought to the hospital, I was impressed with how quickly Shawn
was able to forgive Belle. Um…Shawn…just a heads up to
you…regardless of who the killer turns out to be, she still lied
to you! Of course, as we heard all week, you lied to her, too!
Speaking of lies, I believe the new Jan will be unveiled this
coming week. I, for one, can live without this whole story line.
I’m sure Jan will put Belle in some type of life threatening
situation, but I wonder who will save her – will it be Shawn or
A couple of more random thoughts that left me scratching my head:
Sami, taking time to twist up her hair when she was summoned to
the hospital. Wasn’t she in a hurry to get there? And when Jan
called Nicole to the hospital – since when does going to the
hospital call for your chest to nearly fall out of your dress? And
John’s duct tape, binding up his prisoner. Has he been taking
lessons from MacGyver?
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