Too often—Lucas is the most recent example—a Days man will put up with anything from the women he loves. No matter how little his affections may be returned, he remains convinced their love is meant to be. He will tolerate lying, cheating, marriage annulling, being used or unfairly judged. A rival spurs him on to fight for her love all the more. She can be engaged to, sleeping with, or pregnant by the other man (or all three), and it does not signify. Our man will accept any compromise, and patiently assure her that he will wait as long as necessary.
I simply cannot enjoy this. I can’t figure out why TPTB would think we would want to watch it, over and over again. Bo, Phillip, Shawn, Nick, and Lucas have all taken their turn with this role in the past year. Even EJ, though with an evil twist. I will give Nick a pass because it fits with his character, and they are actually using it to interesting effect (though even in his case I wish they had taken a different tack). But Phillip? Bo? EJ? These men are wasted mooning after women. I don’t care for Shawn, but I would like him better if he wasn’t Belle’s devoted cocker spaniel.
So I cheered for Max today (10/10). Two weeks ago, in the middle of dealing with a relationship crisis with Jeremy, Stephanie decisively pushed Max away. Tonight she had the nerve to be jealous over his prospective date with Morgan. I expected Max, as a Days man, to cave under this pressure and cancel the date. But instead he angrily called her out on her inconsistency. When she said that Morgan would drop him as soon as the next hot prospect cruised by in a convertible, he threw it right back at her: “Jeremy came driving by in his convertible, and you hopped right in.”
Of course the bestest part about today’s show has to be my two favorite guys sharing the screen for the first time. And having them at each other’s throats is even better:
screencap courtesy Days 2
(I am nervous about the continued absence of Nick. Where are you, Fallonator?)