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November 8, 2017 at 8:19 am #1202405212
Brady framing Eve for Deimos’ murder was a great twist.
Kate leaving a voicemail instructing Abby to destroy Jennifer (Abby’s mother) was delicious.
Rafe and Eli treating each other like garbage was pretty fun too.
Otherwise, yesterday was just dull. No Will/Sonny/Paul,
Justin/Adrienne/Lucas, no Sami, Marlena, Hope, Susan. BORING!!! Hopefully things pick up today.November 9, 2017 at 8:30 am #1202406078
Yeah, it’s weird that for two days now, they’ve been playing all B and C level stories instead of the frontburner stuff. Pretty much all of this stuff is enjoyable, but the stakes don’t feel high enough considering that it’s November sweeps and we have all these other characters and stories that we’re eager to see.
I do love seeing Boozy Brady and what trouble he causes. I’m also wondering more and more what the show is planning for Rafe in the long term, because he’s becoming more and more irritating by the episode.
Also, I like seeing the seeds and story building happening around Kate. She’s involved herself with quite a range of characters now, and I look forward to seeing these things blossom. It also occurred to me that the person sabotaging DiMera could definitely be Vivian Alamain. If Victor thinks having Eve around is a problem (honestly, is she anywhere near as bad as Nicole or Bonnie were for him?), just wait until Vivian is in his face again.November 10, 2017 at 12:57 pm #1202407436
I read that Kyler Pettis is leaving the show and now I am thinking that the person who dies before the end of the year is Theo? I am not crazy about the actor but with a really good recast his character is important and connected to history on the show. J.J. will get some interesting material now with his having shot Theo.
As for Will and Sonny I just have this dreadful hunch that Will won’t know that he is Will and we will have to go through a dreary storyline before getting to the good stuff ): Still it was nice to finally have Chandler and Freddie in a scene together once again… I did love Sami’s enthusiasm “Will is ALIVE!”, and Paul’s sad face of disappointment…
During Eve’s scenes this week I kept thinking of all the pleasure I got from Kassie’s Blair Cramer over the years! (:
Kate’s message to Theo will likely get heard by the police; could she be in hot water?
I hope they focus more on Will next week…November 11, 2017 at 6:19 pm #1202408287
Thanks for that fantastic promo, BTN! (: Almost all of it is what I thought but there were a few surprises. Very happy that Robert Scott Wilson’s Ben is going to be utilized! And wasn’t that Kristen I saw (or was it her ghost?) (; Now I know that Eileen Davidson will be on more and that makes me happy! Looks like James Reynolds will get his “Emmy reel” bait scene. Alison Sweeney has great material coming up too! Looks like they will start to really move on all cylinders this coming week, after a slow and somewhat disappointing one this past week…November 13, 2017 at 8:01 am #1202409271
For starters, that promo video is absolutely nuts. As my comment above shows, I’d really been focused on the Will story and not as invested (though still very invested!) in most of the rest of the canvas. But now I’m pretty stoked about the high levels of drama coming up across the board. Things are not looking good for Theo, which is sad because he is by far my favorite of the SORASed group of characters that came in a couple of years ago. I also like Kyler Pettis a lot, and I wish him the best going forward. James Reynolds does look like he’s getting some great material here, in addition to the strong work he’s turned in earlier this year with the Raines story. Actually it looks like a lot of people are getting some juicy material. Usually I like to be surprised by storylines, but I’m eagerly anticipating all of this unfolding now.
Friday’s episode was a good setup for the tragic ending with JJ shooting Theo. And the progress in the Will story was great. I have been feeling so bad for Paul, and that continues to be the case. I realize Paul should have told everyone he’d seen Will, but I like that he made a selfish human decision that he could only stick with for a day before telling the truth. That felt really relatable. All of Sonny’s apologetic and loving words to Paul felt incredibly hallow when Sonny turned on him so quickly after Paul admitted that he’d seen Will. Sonny finally seeing Will at the end was a really nice moment, but I’m really anxious about how awkward this interaction is probably going to be. I think it also worked in Paul’s favor, as far as being sympathetic here, that while this was happening with Sonny, Sami was having Will’s body exhumed, the very thing Paul and John were trying to do like a month ago when Sami tried to have them arrested. He’s been trying his best to get to the truth all this time, and he just let Drunk Lucas (who, unlike Boozy Brady, is not the best Lucas) talk him into not doing the “nice” thing.
I’m also eager to see how the police proceed now that they know that someone at Casa Kiriakis had that amulet (or as Eve says, amulette, LOL) and planted it on Eve.
Kate, by the way, is ending up on the crappy end of quite a few things now with this DiMera story. Chad convinced her that Andre was the person behind the sabotage, now it looks like she was leading the charge against him. The fact that Abby is the head of PR now and Jennifer is the relentless reporter trying to get the goods on the sabotage makes it look like Kate is pitting mother against daughter, even though Chad is the person who hired Abby. And she’s going to come across worse than she should for letting Theo follow through on his warehouse break-in idea.November 13, 2017 at 11:31 am #1202409490
Wowie zowie, let me count the ways I loved today’s episode! I was smiling and laughing at each and every commercial break. So many funny lines and drama too. Sonny’s kissing amnesiac Will. J.J. realizing he had shot Theo. Sami seeing Will for the first time. Will thinks Susan is his mother and his name is E.J. Lani’s heartbreak and grief over Theo. Tripp and Claire (way more chemistry than Claire and Theo) enjoying their friendship. Rafe’s confrontation of crazy Susan. Paul’s misery over Will being alive. The writing, producing, directing and acting were all top-notch in a stellar episode and I am looking forward to the rest of the week!November 14, 2017 at 9:45 am #1202410309
AGREED! What a great episode, especially with the Will story. Getting Sonny’s first scenes with Will again (replayed from Friday’s episode, but still) as well as Sami’s together with the revelation that Will thinks he’s EJ (so twisted!) was truly fantastic. Rafe now being involved in this story is also really good. He’s way more tolerable helping out Sami than he is harassing Eli and haranguing Hope. I’m curious to see if “EJ” also thinks he’s gay or not. Based on his reaction to Sonny, actually more in his reaction to Sami saying Sonny was his husband rather than the kiss, it seemed like not.
The story with Theo shooting JJ is good drama, and I feel so so bad for Theo. I thought Casey Moss and Sal Stowers did a good job with the scenes, but once Lani called Abe and James Reynolds started to react, it felt like a whole different ball game. In two seconds I was more moved than I had been in all the scenes before, which I’m sure is partly because of the different relationship that Abe has with Theo versus Lani, but also just a great bit of performance by Reynolds.
Can’t wait to see more today!November 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm #1202411852
Another excellent episode, completely concerning Theo’s shooting. Lots of drama and conflict. I am so impressed with Casey Moss. I haven’t been all that impressed with James Reynolds – I think it’s because I feel he is overdoing it. Oddly, I am liking Claire all of a sudden. She is so much more interesting with Tripp.
I don’t think they are getting back to Will’s story until Friday. I am glad that even without it the show is great and it didn’t feel like: hurry up and get back to Will! (;
btw, I watched some wonderful interviews: one with Chandler Massey alone, another one with Chandler, Freddie and Christopher (interesting: Chanlder and Christopher had more chemistry in this interview than Freddie and Chandler), and another one with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn. They were tremendous fun!November 15, 2017 at 5:06 pm #1202411930
The last week or so has been so outstanding. The discovery of Will; the confrontations with Susan Banks; Theo’s shooting; Brady’s attempt to frame Eve. And the list goes on. It has been a long time since I enjoyed a soap this much. So many great performances. Ron is writing great stories for his cast!
A summary of what I am enjoying about the show:
The focus is on core families and core characters in whom I am invested.
The storylines are heartfelt and high stake, in large part because they are focused on the core characters.
The twists are clever. I was surprised that Susan took Will as her “son” and I was surprised by Theo’s shooting.
The show includes a great mix of comedy, drama, and suspense.
The actors are getting some of the best material they’ve had in years.
Kudos, Days!November 16, 2017 at 8:56 am #1202412460
Yes, I agree with almost all of the two posts above.
The story with Theo has been great in a lot of ways and for a lot of reasons. I like that it involves a lot of actors who don’t generally get as much credit as some of the others for their talent, but I think they’re all delivering. Someone like Olivia Rose Keegan is a good example. Claire is often just on the edge of obnoxious, and Keegan is doing a good job showing this different angle of her. I also agree that Claire and Tripp are better together than Claire and Theo. The chemistry is better and they seem to actually interact in a way that Claire and Theo barely did. It always seemed like Claire and Theo didn’t understand each other, and they were mostly fine with that, but it made them not as interesting to watch.
Another thing I’m liking about it is how it affects the families in town and sort of repositions them. Even in times when the show’s been terrible, DAYS has been great at keeping a focus on the core families, but for quite some time now, the Hortons, Bradys and Carvers have all basically felt like one conflated family with the DiMeras and Kiriakises opposing them or one another. I like how this story immediately puts the Hortons and Carvers on opposite sides, and Abe is quickly blaming the DiMeras as well. It’ll be interesting to see how the other two main families factor in.
The actors are getting great material, and you can tell they’re really investing in it. There’s a lot of meat to it and a lot of complexity, and the actors seem to be really enjoying it.
I was also surprised how okay I was focusing on just the Theo story in yesterday’s episode and not getting back to the stuff with Will in Memphis. I think the Will story is also tough to show maybe as much as we’d like because of scheduling, at least at this phase. I read an interview with Eileen Davidson in SOD, and she said basically she filmed at DAYS on Monday because that’s when Y&R is dark. Even if she’s filming several episodes in a day, considering that DAYS production also goes dark for weeks at a time, there was only so much screentime she could produce in a given week.
The show is so good right now. I should never have doubted Ron.November 16, 2017 at 9:14 am #1202412473
DAYS has been great lately…the Theo shooting has thrown the show into high gear for me.
Sal Stowers (Lani) has come alive with this material and the final shot on yesterdays episode with JJ’s flashback, almost leads you to believe that he might have actually see Theo and realized it wasn’t a gun and shot anyway….we shall see if this actually leads to something.
Solid performances from everyone!November 16, 2017 at 9:57 am #1202412521
^when they do flashbacks they usually show things that the character wouldn’t have seen rather than re-film the scene from the characters point of view…November 17, 2017 at 7:19 am #1202413399
It’s so interesting to me that JJ now believes that he did see Theo and the not-gun before shooting. I was firmly in agreement with Abigail, that this is JJ’s brain taking what he knows now and reconstructing the memory of what happened to fit that. He feels so bad about the shooting and is desperate to take as much blame and responsibility as he can. JJ freaked out immediately upon seeing that Theo was the person he’d shot, so it sure seems like he didn’t know before he turned him over. But there’s so much to question, like what could have happened in the split second between when JJ decided he needed to shoot and when Theo was actually hit, and how much of anything was visible in the dark of late night Horton Square. And looking at the flashback a few times, I’m thinking it’ll be an issue for JJ if ballistics results show that Theo was shot at an angle that suggests he was facing JJ, with his hands up.
Casey Moss is doing Emmy-worthy work this week, and I really hope he’s recognized for it. The whole cast has been doing a really stellar job here, from the heavy lifters to the bit players. I was watching the scene with Kayla talking to Abe and co. yesterday, and just thinking how very real it felt, how much it seemed like Abe and Lani had actually been waiting around anguished and frustrated for hours, how Kayla and Valerie truly seemed like they’d been up half the night performing surgery on someone they love. The ensemble has been top notch.November 17, 2017 at 9:28 am #1202413527
I wonder if Casey Moss will submit this year? He is definitely my front-runner based on his work this past week. he didn’t submit last year and was egregiously snubbed the two previous years. The other four actors I personally would nominate would be Lucas Adams, Nicholas Bechtel, Pierson Fode, and James Lastovic. There aren’t all that many others who would be eligible; Anthony Turpel, Kyler Pettis, Tequan Richmond, the actors who play Oliver, Cameron and Jake on GH, the actors who play Charlie and Reid on Y&R – have I forgotten any under 25 eligible actors?
Glad they are getting back to Will’s story today (: