We can all agree EJ is teh hotness, right?
I have always rolled my eyes at his constant refrain that “Sami is the mother of my child,” but that’s Days. I have tried to accept the fact that the show alternates “EJole week” with “Ejami week” in order to keep fans of both couples on the hook. Despite the fact that this means EJ is acting disturbingly like Belle, I have just tried to enjoy both without taking sides. But I find EJ’s recent treatment of Nicole extremely disturbing.
He mostly just stood there while Sami rained insults on Nicole in the worst possible way on Monday (10/13). The fact that it was Sami, especially, twisted the knife even further, given how he knows Nicole feels about her. Even if Nicole had meant nothing to him, simple respect for another human being, one who was hurting, should have prompted him to throw Sami out—bodily, if necessary.
His insistence on a paternity test was another insult—though in Salem, perhaps an understandable one. (Though why he would count on the results of a Salem paternity test is another matter.) What really bothered me was how EJ thought only of how this affected him. It’s certainly too much to ask a man to be happy about an unplanned pregnancy like this, as Nicole seemed to hope. But there wasn’t even any awareness about her, how she might be feeling—happy, terrified, anxious— or how she might support the child. I have found some of Nicole’s neediness off-putting, like the day of their failed date. But a woman in this particular situation surely has a right to be a little needy.
But all EJ can say is, repeatedly, “I’m sorry I upset you.” Why don’t you stop, then?