Yes, I know I'm more than a month slow on the uptake, but nonetheless . . . Oh, sigh:
As reported in Digest's 9/4 issue, Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) is returning to DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She will first air in November. "We're thrilled to have her back," says Executive Producer Ken Corday. "She is an amazingly beautiful and talented woman." Not surprisingly, Chloe will be part of a storyline with Shawn, Belle and Philip. "She comes back with an edge," teases the exec.
I have nothing in particular against Nadia Bjorlin (though I did find the Bruce Willis stuff a bit sleazy), and apparently this is an unpopular opinion since they're bringing her back, but damn, I did not like Chloe. Admittedly I was only watching intermittently during most of her time on the show, but the character just seemed whiny and boring to me. Not to mention she was one soap-ingénue cliché after another: "I am so terribly ugly! I'll never find love! On the other hand, if I take off these black clothes and clunky glasses, I am a supermodel!"; near-fatal illness; disfiguring scar; etc. Plus I found her parents, Craig and Nancy, totally irritating.
As for Chloe's return, I am highly suspect that anything associated with Belle and Shawn will have "an edge," and I really don't need yet another round of Shawn and Philip fighting over Belle, unless and until they show me one personality trait worth fighting over in a context other than "Belle makes me want to fight over who has the opportunity to run away from her first."
All that aside, Bjorlin's return caused me to look up Chloe's history on SoapCentral, which led to my re-discovery of how awesomely awful some of the writing and recapping is there, including this gem:
Threw a dead rat in Jan's face and caressed her with it.
First of all, I am so, so sorry I missed this. Second of all, was there a trial for this supposed crime of rat throwing-slash-caressing?! Because that would be about ten times as interesting as Jason's hundredth murder trial on GH.