Days of Our Lives Week in Review
It's possible I'm just on a three-day-weekend high, but were you as pleasantly surprised by Days last week as I was? Almost a full week's worth of episodes that took place on a plane about to crash (phobia alert OMGOMGOMG), and they actually made for some pretty good soap.
First of all, it started off great, because in true Days fashion the fake external shot was ridiculous (and therefore awesome).
That is the largest private jet in the history of the world, other than Phillip's.
And the jet belongs to John, who, I'm sorry, is totally hilariously awesome when he is in unabashed dickhead robot mode. Which is all the time. You guys, he called Steve "Dead Eye"! I love Steve, but I laughed my ass off. Snotty nicknames and Marlena hate? This is a John I can get behind. And he's very equal opportunity in his douche-iness. No matter the situation, or who's involved, he's going to be a dick.
Marlena: John, have you figured out a way to land the plane?
John: Well, no sense beating around the bush: No. As far as I can tell, we're going to be up here until we run out of fuel.
Chloe: And then what?
John: We join Colleen and Santo in the sweet hereafter.
Chloe: How can you calmly tell us we're all going to die?
John: It's not what I want. Just trying to be realistic.
Phillip: There must be something you can do, John.
John: Probably. Hasn't hit me yet. Pilots are unconscious because their water was drugged. We've got no radio, losing cabin pressure, controls are unresponsive, can't change course, or altitude, which means we can't land, and we will be without fuel in two hours' time. You do the math. And the worst part is that this jet has gotta be worth millions. And the way we're going, she's gonna be a total loss.
Airborne comedy gold.
Even if it was an obvious anvil of Shawn Sr.'s death and of a potential storyline after Caroline is through mourning, I really liked her and Victor's retelling of their romance and Bo's paternity. That reveal originally happened right before I started watching the show, and Days has been oddly stingy with the old flashbacks in recent years, so I'd never seen those scenes before.
That mullet is truly spectacular.
It is actually flowing in the non-breeze! Glorious.
EJ and Sami are finally free from the unsafest safe house in the history of safe houses. But not before the writers successfully manipulated me with more scenes of EJ and the twins.
In case you were wondering, there was a right answer.
He's touched that you appreciate his inhumanly good looks.
I'm oddly fine with Shawn Sr.'s death. I mean, I'm oddly okay with it in terms of plot movement and cost-cutting and all that. I am not okay with the fact that the death itself made no sense whatsoever. There was a critical shortage of functioning oxygen masks, so to save others he tore his perfectly functioning one out of the ceiling. To quote the dearly departed's eldest, "Whut da heyll?"
He eliminated one of the only working masks! If there were six parachutes for ten people and he jumped out of the plane with one of them but then just didn't pull the cord, would that have been selfless too? So bizarre.
But, you know, rest in peace and all that.
Screencaps courtesy of Days of Our Lives 2.