Just call me a Days masochist. They keep beating me up, and I keep coming back for more. This is me on six months of Higley:
And this is me after one week of mystery writer:
I really liked the Ejami conversation on Thursday. My feeling is that the show is NOT pursuing this pairing any longer, but I love that EJ’s feelings for Sami haven’t just disappeared overnight. James Scott made me melt with his spark of vulnerability when he blamed Lucas for all their problems. I also loved when he pointed out that Sami is not herself around Lucas. She’s constantly trying to prove she’s worthy of Lucas’s love, when if anything it should be the other way around. And I don’t want to get carried away, but dare I hope that this “break” for Lumi might be permanent?
I’m still not back on board with Phorgan, but I admit I liked the mushy Phorgan prom-girl fantasy. Y’all can laugh and point fingers if you want to, but I thought it was a nice callback to 80’s Days. Behold the cheese. (Ironically, I found these fantasies borderline lame when I was prom-girl age myself, even when they featured couples I liked.)
Paul’s back! Looking scruffy and hot, and best of all—in a plot twist that was a) a surprise and b) actually made sense! When was the last time that happened?
And, finally, Hope was amazing today (8/1). She was smart and suspicious, took the initiative to find out the truth, was worried and dismayed, and yet understood why Bo might have done it. I loved the way she confronted him calmly with no bullshit, and Bo told her the truth—no FancyJudgmentalFace, no pointless secret-keeping. And even better, there are hints that Bo may start exploring his Kiriakis side—which I imagine Hope can’t help but have mixed feelings about. Finally, a real story, with some internal tension, for Bo and Hope. This puts the pancreatic operation to shame.
Now if we could just get her to each a sammich or two.