Bad news for Salem, readers -- apparently Days has fired Head Writer Hogan Sheffer and most of his staff (more info here; thanks to longtime reader esp13 for the info). I'm genuinely sad about this. The show hasn't been perfect under Sheffer but it was absolutely leaps and bounds above where it was before him. And I really, sincerely hope that the show doesn't plan on keeping whoever's (whomever's? who/whom is my grammar kryptonite) doing the writing during the strike, because the dialogue has been godawful and the cast balance -- one of the things I think Sheffer did pretty well most of the time -- is all out of whack.
The bright side to all of this, is that the show is bound to suck, like, a lot, and it will be much easier to mock it! Please think of your Serial Drama bloggers and try to smile through the pain, everyone! That should carry you through until cancellation.
So, the big reveal this week was of course that Colleen is ALIVE! and STEFANO'S NEMESIS! and ANGRY! and a KIDNAPPER! and THE WORST-COIFFED AND -DRESSED FASHION DESIGNER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!
I mean really. I think the last time I saw that hairstyle was in a portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln. Colleen is only supposed to be in her late 70s, right?
I am underwhelmed by the story of Colleen in Cardboard Ireland, so far. That is probably due to Thursday's episode, which was comprised almost entirely of "It's you!" and "It can't be her!" Way to drain a moment of all its drama, dipshits.
Anyway, I am unspoiled so I could be way off base, but . . . Colleen has got to be John's mother, right?
It makes perfect sense. You know, in the way that all of John Black's 29 backstories have made "perfect sense," ever since Wayne Northrup got a bug up his butt about coming back to Days for seven minutes 15 years ago.