My Opinion by
uphill climb continued this week. I’m seeing more good stuff with
each passing minute. The bright spot being the drama that unfolded
from Marlena’s secret coming out. That said, here we go.
Brady/Chloe: So Chloe sang for Mickey and Maggie’s vow renewal
ceremony. Her voice was beautiful, as always. I loved her reunions
with Belle, Mimi, Shawn, and Philip. It was good that she and Philip
finally got some more closure on their relationship. Then, she got an
appointment with that world-renowned plastic surgeon. I still don’t
see the point of that. If Brady loves her just the way she is, it
shouldn’t be necessary. But I suppose this is for her own security,
so of course it has to be done. Ever hear the song “Do You
Believe in Magic?” or whatever it was called? Chloe obviously does.
I mean, that earring of Isabella’s that she put on — it was like
magic, as it seemed to get rid of Chloe’s scars for the entire
evening. I could hardly believe it myself. Of course, I knew it
wasn’t real. By the time the earring fell off, the magic
disappeared. The scars were back. So we’re back to hearing her whine
about them again. Hopefully, this operation will be a
success. We won’t have Nicole purposely botching it and saying,
“Oops! Did I forget to sterilize you?” to one of the instruments
Mimi’s pretty much backed into a corner now. She needs to tell Rex
about her abortion and she needs to tell him now. Yeah, she
came close to finally doing that this week, but again, several things
happened that kept her from doing that. It was surprising for me, but
not that much, that Shawn backtracked on the advice he gave her last
week and suggested she tell Rex the truth. Indecisive much, Shawn?
But even that was a no-go. Mimi still refuses to tell Rex the
truth, which is a clear indication that he’s going to find out another
way. He actually finds out next week, but for those of you American
viewers who would prefer to remain spoiler-free, I won’t tell you.
You can find out when you watch it. Canadian viewers, on the other
hand, being a day ahead of us, have already seen it, so they already
Shawn/Belle/Philip: Shawn and Belle kissed again. Outside of Chez
Rouge, Maggie’s new restaurant, this time. Now, for a moment, I
thought Philip had seen them kissing. But again, James E. Reilly
threw us another red herring. Probably the worst one I have
ever seen. And not just on DAYS. On both shows he writes
(the other one being PASSIONS). They were right there, in plain sight
of him, and he is not even seeing them. He’s too preoccupied
by the possibility of Bo and John finding his dad. Ugh! Anyway,
Shawn’s decided to wait for Belle as long as he has to until Belle
thinks Philip is strong enough to make it without her. Noble, to some
extent, but that almost sounds stalker-like at the same time. But
Belle looks like she’s fine with that, so it can’t be all bad.
John/Marlena/Roman/Kate: So Marlena and Roman tried to tell John
and Kate about their infidelity and Marlena’s resulting pregnancy, but
so many people and events interrupted them before they could. They
ended up being surprised by their own double vow renewal
ceremony. And who would ever have thought that Marlena fainting
during the ceremony would be the cause for that secret coming out?
Hats off to Drake Hogestyn (John) and Lauren Koslow (Kate) for their
performances when John and Kate found out the truth about Marlena’s
pregnancy. Loved the fistfight between John and Roman, too. I sort
of think Roman deserved it. He never should’ve pressured Marlena into
keeping the secret in the first place. And as much as I can’t
stand Kate, she did make one good point — she and John
thought their spouses were dead. Marlena and Roman knew their spouses
were alive. Now, Marlena’s in critical condition and her baby’s life
is in jeopardy because Sami can’t stop playing the blame game. What
will happen next? I know, but again, for all spoiler-free people,
I’ll gladly keep quiet.
Sami/Lucas/Eugenia: I never thought I’d despise Eugenia, but she
cemented that this week. She had the perfect opportunity to confess
all to Lucas, but even after Sami promised her she’d pay no price for
her involvement in the Brandon scheme, she went ahead and lied, saying
that Sami bribed her into confessing. At this point, I see
something that I’m sure all of you have noticed by now. While all of
the men in Salem seem to be returning to being smart again, Lucas
seems to be the one exception, being stupid enough to believe Eugenia,
a woman he’s known a little more than a year, over Sami, a woman he’s
known for more than a decade. Lucas continues to dumb down, and will
probably keep dumbing down until there’s no brain left in his
head. Sami, dump this chump if he actually needs proof that
you’re innocent. He should love you enough so that he wouldn’t
need proof. If he does, he is not worth your time.
Hope/Bo/Billie: Congratulations, Bo! All I can say is THANK YOU
for not going off on another wild goose chase with Billie when she got
that clue about Georgia and her whereabouts. And thank you, Hope, for
being more understanding about the issue of the search for Georgia. I
was over the moon when the issue of the pit came up, because yes,
Billie, you RAPED Bo. And at long last, Bo finally let you have it
about that. I thought, at first, that she’d get off scot-free
again when I heard her laugh after Bo first laid into Hope for
bringing that up, but then, he turned right around and gave it to
Billie! Truth hurts, doesn’t it, Ms. Reed?
Jack/Jennifer/Frankie: Jack, Jack, Jack! Just tell Jennifer the
truth already! What’s the worst that can happen? How strange was
that dream he had of already being dead? (I was surprised Sami
actually liked him, when I thought she likes no one. But
that’s not the point right now.) Jack is still afraid Patrick’s going
to move in on Jennifer when he’s dead and gone. Now, he’s probably
been struck with an idea from seeing Jennifer with Frankie. He’s
probably going to try and rekindle their love so that when he dies,
Jennifer will be happy with Frankie and Patrick will never have her.
While I appreciate your initiative, Jack, have you ever thought of
what’ll happen if you do rekindle their love and then you find
out you’re not dying? What’ll you do then? On a side
note, I loved that Frankie/Jennifer flashback that showed Frankie
finally admitting his true feelings for Jennifer.
Mickey/Maggie/Bonnie: So Mickey and Maggie dropped the bombshell
to Bonnie that Mickey had chosen to renew his vows to Maggie and had
rescinded her death certificate, thus making his marriage to Bonnie
null and void. Now, Bonnie started crying, but like Maggie, I didn’t
feel one bit sorry for her. She gloated one time too many that Mickey
would choose her over Maggie and that came back to bite her in her
country-loving behind. But there were so many characters who
should’ve been at the ceremony. Where were Jack and Jennifer? Where
were Doug and Julie?
Again, she was a sight for sore eyes and was definitely needed when
her son made his choice this week. I just wish they’d do more to her
than make her a go-to. But with Frances Reid’s (Alice) old age, there
are, regrettably, not that many options right now.
Patrick/Billie/Chelsea/Max: So now, Billie has a plan to make sure
Max stays away from Chelsea. She and Patrick would hit on Max and
Chelsea, respectively, in hopes of drawing them away from each other.
A plan that actually seemed to work. Now, they’re both going to be
taking the young lovers (and by “lovers,” I mean “sex-crazed brats”)
to a dance contest so that Chelsea can try and win a car for college.
Now, having been a soap fan for nearly five years now, I think I know
where this is going. I predict that eventually, Patrick and
Billie will find their way to each other and become a couple, and
then, after they do, not only will Chelsea still want Patrick, but
then she’ll enlist Max to help her break Patrick and Billie up because
he’ll at this time be hot for Billie. And, of course, they’ll fail.
I could be wrong, but I’ll have to see. Either way, Patrick and
Billie are still my favorite couple, and they will be for quite a long
time to come.
Next week, we
see Bo and Hope begin their adventure, Sami enlist Nicole’s help to
bring down Kate, and the start of a powerful story with John and
Marlena that’ll bring about the return of a DAYS fan favorite.
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