Days of Our Lives Week in Review
This will be a short wrap-up this week, both because there was very little forward story-movement, and because what there was was decent and not really mockable. Damn you, improved Days of Our Lives writing! I'm sure I can find a couple of things to make fun of, though. I usually can if I put enough energy into it.
Stop me if this sounds familiar. This week, Sami was angry.
Then she got into a ridiculous predicament with EJ.
Also, she and Lucas fought.
It's getting to the point where the only way I can distinguish Sami week-to-week is by whatever awful maternity dress they force Allison Sweeney and her not-even-trying-to-be-realistic pregnancy pillow into.
The writers did have the decency this time around to acknowledge some degree of repetition:
Sami: ...I keep getting in these ridiculous life-threatening situations with EJ!
But perhaps they could just write something new, instead? Like, maybe Sami gets angry, and then gets into a ridiculous life-threatening situation with EJ that requires him to be nearly naked, and then she and Lucas fight about the fact that she has posted her hair-care regimen on large posters all over their apartment (which are easily readable by, say, the average soap opera viewer). I'm just saying, there are all kinds of directions to go in.
BREAKING NEWS! There exists at least one screencap on the interwebs in which James Scott does not look gorgeous!
But I'm reasonably certain it's just the one.
Yeah, it was a total anomaly. Thank goodness.
Seriously, is Bo the only smart cop in town?
This officer took a phone from the guy he was guarding a room against, mid-conversation, and assumed that Bo was talking to him, without so much as a follow-up question. I am amazed anyone is worried about Steve being convicted of this whole hostage-taking thing, because from what I can tell about Salem law enforcement Steve will be just fine, videotaped evidence of the entire incident notwithstanding.
Thank god Roman got out of that coffin, because those scenes were almost giving me panic attacks. But now that he's okay, I really don't understand the necessity of the Sami/EJ wedding, or why anyone thinks Stefano will suddenly become a man of his word. Wouldn't it have made more sense to have Roman remain kidnapped, so that Sami was really under the gun, so to speak? I've put far too much thought into criticizing a plot twist that will ultimately mean lots of James Scott on-screen being all charming and snarkily romantic, haven't I?
Things were a bit slow-moving (There are people who have been in the same outfit for more than a week! I'm all for soapy pacing, but it's okay to pick things up a bit, guys.), so as I am wont to do, I started focusing on shallow stuff. Like people's hair.
Judi Evans is looking great, and I like her Adrienne hair ten times better than her Bonnie hair. I still want to know when the hell Justin and the invisible children are going to make an appearance, but for now I'll settle for pretty hair.
Rachel Melvin's weird cut of a couple months back is growing out well. I love the side-swept bangs.
Stephanie may be annoying and have terrible taste in men, but she has some cute hair. And that's important.
As per usual, Hope retains great hair throughout assorted dangerous happenings.
I like Mary Beth Evans' new cut, though I'm not sold on the flip; I think she would probably look fab with those pieces tucked behind her ears. BTW, how adorable would I think she is as a judge on I Wanna Be a Soap Star, if I actually watched that show?
This cut is nothing spectacular, but given some of his follicular mis-steps in the past, I feel the need to provide Bryan Dattilo with positive reinforcement for it.
MAX even had good hair this week. MAX! Are you kidding me?! (In related news, I now understand those who think Darrin Brooks is hot. And I might be able to get on board a Max/Stephanie pairing. I am a sucker for prettiness squared.)
On the other hand, there are some haircutting don'ts currently walking around Salem.
Too shaggy, and too much distraction from the great face:
Too razored, too flat, too aging, too many barrettes (because in some cases, one is too many):
Too...much. Just too much hair on this kid:
I dislike pretty much everything about the sorority storyline, but it might be worth weeks of fast-forwarding and eyerolling just for Stephanie's impression of the house's Red Heather:
I enjoy dieting, reading to the blind, and baton twirling!
Complete with OTT southern accent. Awesome.
And I love snarky Chelsea, who is making many appearances thanks to her utter disdain for everything related to the sorority that she is nonetheless putting lots of effort into joining.
Now that I see it written out, I realized that seriously, this show needs to pick up the pace. Also, I need to start analyzing things other than James Scott's good looks and everyone else's hair. I promise to think about possibly working on considering starting to address that issue.
Screencaps courtesy of Days of Our Lives 2.