Hey everybody, guess who’s going to meet Stephen and Mary Beth? Plus a lot of other Days actors? That’s right, ME!
My mom and I decided to go to Day of Days this year! I’ve never been to a Days event before, so I’m excited. Then, Stephen and Mary Beth are hosting a brunch the next day, and we’re going to that. I plan to see some online friends, too, and we’ll all be big ol’ Days geeks for the weekend! Hurray!
So, it is not really my intention to do a post on every episode, but since I’m not going to message boards, this is the only place I have to talk about Days. (Well, there’s Twitter, but I’m too long winded for 140 characters.)
So let’s talk about today (9/10). It was a pretty quiet day (night? evening? I have no idea!) Hope and Aiden are now engaged. I didn’t think it was possible to find a ring uglier than the ring Daniel gave to Nicole, but they did.
I’m still intrigued by this Basic Black story, and the machinations of the three women. Theresa seems like a babe in the woods compared to the other two, but to the show’s credit, they are acknowledging that. And I like the idea that she has a “vision” for the company, to revitalize the designs, but not much else. Kate and Nicole are the ones with the business savvy.
There was the barest hint of trouble in paradise for Daniel and Nicole, when Daniel told Maggie that Nicole has been “vague” about wedding planning. It might not mean anything, but we do have two big “wedding to the wrong guy” events coming up, with Haiden (at the bicentennial) and Babby (at Christmas). There’s no room for Daniel and Nicole to squeeze in. So unless they elope, maybe we’ll have Nicole just putting things off until she gets her business affairs sorted out. The other interesting moment for Daniel and Nicole was when she declined to take his advice about accepting help from Brady. He didn’t seem upset, but at least they disagreed on something.
I really have no idea – based only on what I am seeing onscreen – where they are taking Nicole, romantically speaking. My Ericole heart had a tremor when she asked Daniel if he was “jealous” of Brady. Are they setting up a triangle with Daniel/Nicole/Brady? I can’t imagine why they would do that. No, I’m sticking with my theory that they are developing both Nicole and Eric individually, through separate plots, and they will circle back to them as a couple in a few months. Give them a fresh start. But I’m not really basing that on anything I’m seeing on the show, and that makes me nervous.
I have a slightly better feel on Brady and Theresa. The key moment when John said flatly that Theresa doesn’t deserve a chance at Basic Black, and Brady looked uncertain. It seems to signal that Brady will give Theresa a chance, against the advice of everyone in his family. And further, that her growth in this plot will give Brady new respect for her. There was also the scene where Brady scolded her about drinking wine when she’s upset, and she said she’s more excited about the future than she’s ever been.
I liked Brady’s scenes with Marlena and John. We’ve seen him with them so seldom. I liked how Marlena and Brady ganged up on John a little, which forced him to admit his real reason for rejoining the ISA. And if it weren’t for the fact that John already has about 25 different, contradictory backstories, I would think his determination to find out his past is a nice, organic plot for them. But as it is …