A review of the 10/27/09 episode.
Carly and Bo – I have to say I found the Bo/Carly reunion disappointing. I wanted some sort of real shock or surprise from Bo at seeing her again after all of the years. Instead, he just seemed annoyed that she was there at all. Then their conversation deteriorated into sarcastic barbs and inane dialogue about diet beer. If you go back and see old Bo 80s clips, Bo seemed a lot more shocked at the sight of seeing Megan Hathaway again who had meant a lot less to him. If DAYS wants to hang on to GL fans, I’m not sure this lackluster reunion (complete with yet another Lawrence Alamain gutting flashback) was the way to do it. But then again, I also thought that firing six vets would cause the show to tank; but the ratings have improved so much that DAYS was renewed, so what the hell do I know?
Hope, Justin, Victor and Ciara – Again, I shake my head at how contrived Hope’s move to the Kiriakis Mansion is. If Victor is such a great BOPE supporter, where was his concern for them all of the other hundreds of times that they’ve split up? The jury’s still out for me on a Hope and Justin coupling. I want them to be hot together. I really do. But so far, I confess that I don’t see anything close to a spark yet.
Lucas, Nathan and Melanie, Maggie– Always great to see Lucas, but annoying that he’s being backburnered in rehab just to give Nathan some filler scenes with Melanie and Maggie. It was nice to see that Maggie and Lucas are making up though, one of the few genuine friendships that still exists on DAYS. And kudos to the Norm de Plume reference…and for Maggie being less judgmental.
Stefano and Kate, Nicole and EJ – So how many false teases are we going to have to endure to find out when Sami is Sydney’s real mom? Ugh. And just how long did DAYS make poor Arianne Zuker waddle around before letting her go on maternity leave? But forget Bo and Hope or Bo and Carly…the real supercouple these days is Kate and Stefano. They stole the episode with their humor, edged with malice. And I agree with Kate…those 30-somethings are pretty damned grim!