WINNER OF THE WEEK: Lawrence Alamain. Even though he’s having really bad hair days lately, I haven’t this entertained by a dead man on DAYS since Rex and Mimi made off with Dr. Rolf’s corpse back in 2000-or-so. I don’t even think he’s really dead. Just cause some lackey in the Alamainia said so doesn’t make it a fact. While I was not really a Carly or Lawrence fan, I’ll take those old flashbacks any day over yet another Will/Mia/Chad scene. A nice change of pace from the crapfest we’ve suffered all summer, although I don’t believe this new s/l will be the Second Coming that will save DAYS.
LOSER OF THE WEEK: Harold, one of the Dimera servants. His accusing Sami of “breaking the baby” was lame. The Dimeras really need better servants these days. Is the recession really that bad? Bart or Rolf could have shut the brat up in no time.
SCENE OF THE WEEK: It has to be the Nicole/EJ reveal…simply because it’s the beginning of the end of this monstrously long storyline.
PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Arianne Zuker. I know I rag on the character of Nicole a lot, but it’s not because of Zuker’s acting. She was excellent this week. Particularly pathetic as she desperately kept scraping up the lies to feed EJ at the sight of the pregnancy pillow…trying to hide the truth when that time had long since passed.
ZINGER OF THE WEEK: Nicole to EJ: “Oh my God, would you listen to yourself? You put an innocent girl in a morgue drawer…and I’m in trouble for lying?”
MOST OUT-OF-CHARACTER WRITING TO SET UP A FUTURE PLOTLINE OF THE WEEK: OK, so I’m supposed to believe that Hope went away, didn’t tell where Bo where she was going with Ciara and wouldn’t even talk to him on the phone? And then I’m supposed to believe that Bo didn’t even care that Hope didn’t talk to him but was more interested in the mysterious in-flight phone calls? Hey, I like a good triangle…especially when all of the characters are evenly matched. But I hate it when characters are made stupid or thrown under the bus all for the sake of Da Plot. I actually had high hopes that the Carly/Bo/Hope thing to come would become a real triangle with all of the real good stuff that comes with one, but it’s already too plot-driven rather than character-driven right from the get-go. If this triangle had been set up in 1991 or so, then there might have been some good stuff to watch. Of course, that was before All-Powerful Crystal Chappell was owner of the Glittery Hoo-Hah.
RANDOM THOUGHT OF THE WEEK #1: Which flashback has been shown the most? Nicole switching the babies or Carly gutting Lawrence?
RANDOM THOUGHT OF THE WEEK #2: Glad to see Sami getting some of her Mojo back. Amazing how much spunkier she gets while Rafe is off drowning somewhere.