TWoP, how I miss you. The “Kill Belle” table must be hopping tonight!
I was tickled that EJ went to the trouble of going home and changing into his all black “assassin” ensemble:
screencap courtesy Days 2
See, this is yet another example of the DiMeras targeting the Brady spouses/love interests rather than the Bradys themselves. Why doesn’t the show explicitly make the connection that the DiMeras are ruining the Brady’s love lives in revenge for the love that Santo lost? It would be perfect, and would explain the inexplicable interest the DiMeras have shown in the Bradys love lives all these years. (I can’t claim credit for noticing this connection. That glory belongs to esp13.)
I was happy to see the show remember today (10/11) that Mrs. DiMera is an important player in the beginning of the feud, and that Stefano’s loyalty would naturally lie with her and not Colleen. Of course, her role should have been shown in the Santeen flashbacks, not just in dialogue references after the fact. An older, plain woman, desperately in love with Santo, was just how I envisioned her. And I still say she had the best motive to kill Colleen.
I am disappointed that there wasn’t more mystery in the Santeen flashbacks. I liked the love story—for one thing it proved to me that Days can do a slow burn love story if they choose to do it—but I wanted an old fashioned murder mystery in the past, where the present day Bradys would have to dig up old clues and piece together what happened. (Perhaps they wanted to limit the new characters and actors introduced, and I suppose I should be grateful that Dee Hall and Josh Taylor weren’t cast as Colleen’s concerned Ma and Da, with Bryan Datillo as the loyal goatherd who worshipped Colleen from afar.)
Of course, on Days, where no one stays dead even when there is a body, Colleen’s body never being found is the weightiest of all anvils. So perhaps I can still hold out hope for further twists and turns. Stefano’s cryptic comments to Shawn today certainly indicated that there is more to the story.
A few posts back, I admitted that I am intrigued by the the Sami/EJ wedding and the notion of what Lucas might do away from Sami. But at the moment we’re stuck in repetitive conversation mode, and it’s getting old fast.
Because I’m always full of helpful suggestions for the Days’ writing staff, I propose a different scenario for this potential wedding. What if, instead of openly talking about a “marriage of convenience” and asking Lucas to wait for her, Sami were forced to pretend to all her family that she really had fallen for EJ? It would have to be gradually, convincingly done, of course. She might have to pretend she’d gone over to the dark side once again. The babies would be EJ’s (which for storyline purposes, they really need to be anyway), and the babies themselves could raise the stakes, not only being “two tiny hostages” but true DiMera heirs. If Stefano were determined to raise the babies, Sami might feel forced to join the DiMera organization à la Rosemary in Rosemary’s Baby. Imagine Sami trying to play both sides, insisting on separate beds to EJ and then having to turn around and make kissy face with him for the benefit of all her relatives? Imagine Lucas’s reaction once he finally accepted the “truth.” Imagine Sami trying to pretend to Stefano she could be the next DiMera doyenne. EJ, being the only one who knows this is all an act, would be at once her worst enemy and her only confidante. That’s soap gold as far as I’m concerned, and you don’t have to be an EJami fan to think so.