I thought yesterday’s episode (10/8) was really good!
Drunk Nick was adorable.
Although it now looks like Days is going to play the same game it plays with all the younger characters on the show, where we’re not sure who Nick is really interested in. One week Chelsea, one week Melanie. I’m bracing myself.
Speaking of those characters, though, it guess it is EJami week for the time being. Sami came close to telling Lucas that she is truly interested in EJ. I enjoyed the friendly vibe between Sami and Lucas, and I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed Lumi on any level. Lucas seemed to have some understanding of why Sami was reluctant to tell EJ about the pregnancy, while maintaining his conviction that EJ has a right to know.
The Trent Robbins murder continues to be engaging. I love the gimmick of having Melanie remember everything up to the crucial moment, and then black out. I also really like the twist of having the mayor be suspicious of corruption in the Brady-run police department, when the suspects in this case are their relatives. (Is that ever not the case?) It gave the Salem PD a reason to be less of a joke than usual, by forcing Bo and Roman to play it by the book and show up at Max’s apartment with a warrant.
The conflict between Max and Stephanie was organic and believable. Stephanie really does dislike and mistrust Melanie, we’ve seen it. And it makes sense that she would resent the idea that Max would endanger himself (and his mother) in order to protect Melanie. Max’s protectiveness of Melanie in the face of Stephanie’s accusations also made perfect sense.
I do have to ask, what was up with Stephanie’s plunging neckline? And it looked like she had oiled her cleavage: