January 10, 2019 at 9:35 am #1202728923
This thread has gotten pretty long, but I’m fine with just keeping it going until we can’t for some reason, or there’s a breaking point where it feels like a good spot to start a new thread. Does that seem okay?
I just last night watched Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s episodes. I’m really feeling bad for Ben! But I am glad that this whole business with Claire is coming out now. Poor Ben spent most of that time telling Claire he wasn’t going to plot with her and that he didn’t want to lie to or manipulate Ciara, but I don’t know if it’ll come off that way. Ben having to deal with Chad being a jerk is also a shame. Why is Chad such a jerk now? I get that he hates Ben for what he did to him and Abigail, but it was pretty frustrating watching Chad blame Kate for the bad decisions he made regarding Abigail while Rafe yelled at Stefan for what he did to Gabi. It’s just a gross imbalance that no one seems to care about how Gabi used blackmail to ruin Kate’s relationship with Chad or the fact that she deliberately destroyed Stefan emotionally with her paternity test shenanigans. I was glad at least that Abigail said Gabi had it coming when she and Ciara were talking about Ben kidnapping Gabi. Anywho, I think Chad thought this interview with Ben would be amusing because Ben would come across like an idiot or would lose his temper and prove he’s not a changed man, but when Ben handled himself professionally and actually seemed qualified, Chad just got meaner and eventually ended it. I wonder if Chad would really consider hiring Ben if he breaks up with Ciara? I can’t imagine he would, so I don’t know why he said he might.
That Kate just declined being CEO of DiMera so that Chad could have it is huge, and honestly Chad should be more appreciative. Remember when Kate got Lucas fired from whatever company he was running so she could get the job? Chad really does not appreciate how much better of a mom she is to him than she is to any of her other/actual kids.
There were a lot of interesting dynamics in these episodes. It was cool to see Abigail and Ciara talking, and I was happy to see Ted back in a suit and in Hope’s orbit. I know Hope is doing the absolute wrong thing with all of her ridiculous attempts to put Ben in jail, but it’s still hard not to feel like Rafe should be more supportive and less critical.
And of course, I loved the Xander and Leo scenes. Can’t wait to see more of those two together. Sonny’s plans to get leverage on Leo by digging up his mother feels pretty questionable in terms of how effective it could be. I’m sure she really is terrible, but I feel like bringing in the relatives of the golddigging pest you were blackmailed into marrying is more likely to hurt you than help you.January 13, 2019 at 7:21 pm #1202732978
Xander and Leo are hot together. Unfortunately I saw a video where it looks like Xander might hook up with Maggie’s block of wood, Sarah. They should recast her with Melissa Archer. And right the wrong of casting Melissa as Serena.
Glad to see Melinda back. Now cast Mia Korf as the other sister and have her run into Southern Eve.January 13, 2019 at 8:25 pm #1202733130
I’m hopeful that now that Sarah isn’t trying to get Eric custody of Holly, she’ll be more tolerable. I enjoyed some of the stuff with her and Eric in Friday’s episode. I do still miss Melissa Archer, and while Sarah would have been a smarter choice for casting Archer, I loved Serena. She was a fun character, and the fact that she was playing some part in Eric and Nicole not being together was just a bonus.
The scene in Friday’s episode where Jennifer, Abigail, and JJ were telling Jack about a visit to London was really excellently done. Watching it, it felt impossible to believe this trip didn’t really happen. The flow of the dialogue and the connections between the characters were so believable and natural.
I can’t wait to see what Melinda Trask is up to now.January 15, 2019 at 4:59 am #1202734862
The ratings are up and Days is now in 2nd place – odd thing is I am not really enjoying the show very much right now. I am amused by certain scenes but I can’t think of one satisfying storyline at the moment.
I don’t like the Sarah-Eric pairing at all.
I don’t care about who gets to be CEO of which company.
Too many of my favorite characters are hardly ever on the show (Adrienne, Marlena, Maggie, and other veterans)
While Leo is amusing the story is preposterous.
I am not feeling compelled to watch. I can always tell when I go to make appointments I usually try to make them away from my soaps time periods but lately not so much.
Here’s hoping the show gets better in 2019!January 15, 2019 at 10:13 am #1202735289
I’m surprised how much I’m enjoying Jack’s return so far, despite being only lukewarm on the character and on Jack and Jennifer as a couple. You can already see that Jack, in the most classic of Jack fashions, has already realized he’s not good enough for Jennifer and figures that even if they get back together now, he’ll screw it up and she’ll dump him again. I didn’t understand how they’d make this story with Jennifer, Jack and Eve reasonable last more than a few weeks, but I think this writing is smart and true to character, and I could see Jack drawing himself closer to Eve because he feels they’re more on the same level.
Between Rex coming back into town and what appears to be Sarah getting it on with Xander in the preview, I guess Eric and Sarah aren’t just going to be an insta-couple, which is good, though if Eric isn’t going after custody of Holly, this thing with Sarah is the only storyline he has, so I’m sure they’ll continue to be around one another quite a bit.
Also, LOL at Melinda Trask claiming that she’s “related” to Haley as a fellow Chinese American. Nice try. I also loved her taking offense to JJ thinking she was Haley’s mother.
I do hope we see more of Marlena soon. She’s been pretty backburnered lately. I’m also looking forward to more development with Hope and Ted’s relationship, the way it’s affecting Hope’s relationship with Rafe, and what will come of these treason charges against Stefan, which I don’t honestly believe he’s guilty of. I’m interested to see where Gabi goes from here, storywise, and also what Ben will be up to for the next few weeks, since Ciara is going to be off screen visiting Theo. Jordan is supposed to be returning sometime soon, so I’m looking forward to that and curious to see if the writers can make her more interesting than she was before. And of course I’m eager to see more of Leo, Sonny and Will, with Xander now potentially getting involved.
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