RSW returns as Alex Kiriakis this week...so so weird. And does Jake die? Someone dies this week.
Monday July 25 Ava and Jake have a heart-to-heart about their future. Kristen has a special request for Gabi. Nicole winds up in a dangerous situation. Eric gets to know Jada.
Tuesday July 26 Eric tries to save Nicole. Jake gives Ava an engagement ring. Sonny runs into a familiar face. Kristen gets the upper hand with Brady and Chloe.
Wednesday July 27 Eric comforts a shaken Jada. Salem is rocked by a surprising death. Steve and Justin have a prickly encounter with Orpheus. Sonny is thrilled when he's reunited with a loved one.
Thursday July 28 Ava grapples with devastating news. Gabi proposes an unexpected alliance. EJ presents Chad with an ultimatum. Paulina helps Chanel choose between Allie and Johnny.
Friday July 29 Sonny consoles Chad when he suffers another loss. EJ attempts to take advantage of a family tragedy. Chanel reveals her choice to Allie and Johnny. Paulina gives Kate advice about Roman.
I’m just so dumbfounded that they cast RSW as Alex Kiriakis. Why not have brought him back eventually as a long lost twin of Ben’s? Clean slate and RC could keep writing for his adored RSW. I think that he has had some moments as Ben but he’s not a great actor by any means.
And, from what I have read, Jake is a goner. Apparently, Brandan Barash was popular as Stefan but not Jake. It sounds like they’re going to resurrect Stefan. Even heard that Dr. Rolf may be performing a brain transplant. Not sure if that is true though. Just read that on the DR site.
I don't really understand much about this show anymore. I don't care for RSW's "model" acting (that squinty face he makes with his mouth half open, ugh), and I don't find him that good looking so I don't get it but whatever.
I actually don't mind Jake but his stupid accent sucks. I figured with Jake talking about Stefan and stuff yesterday they were setting up his demise. I don't really care.
I like Jada and I like that they made her Marcus's daughter and acknowledged Marcus's death (well really Richard Biggs' death). He was so young when he died and I always liked him on Days, I was sad when they wrote Marcus off the show. This is one tie back I am glad Days made. It feels natural and not contrived. I would be on board with a Jada/Eric pairing, they had good chemistry in their little scene Monday and Eric seemed alive and vibrant for the first time in a while instead of so mopey. I like GV and I like Eric so I hope they go this route and it sticks. Eric deserves to have a nice relationship.
I agree about GV as Eric. It seems that Ron doesn’t know how to write for him. He was great in prior years and I thought he had great chemistry with Arianne Zucker when he first came on the show after entering the priesthood. Actually, I think they dumbed her down and turned her into the female version of Rafe. I wish she and Galen would be written out of the show. There’s no need for either one of them and they’re so boring together. I hope that Eric and Jada works out.
Nicole is SO BORING now...I used to like how feisty she was. She really is a female version of Rafe now, such a perfect description. The scenes with Nicole, Rafe, and Eric in the park were SO LAME and awkward. I had second hand embarrassment watching.
I already hate Alex Kiriakis after one look at him on Tuesday. WTF is this show thinking...
The stuff with Jake and Ava was also so lame. This has been a thing with the show lately, rushing stuff - like Lani/Eli, Abigail, Jake...all this stuff comes out of left field and then two days later - dead or gone. No build to anything.
I’m so torn about some of this writing. I like the faster resolve to some of the stories but they do tend to come out of nowhere sometimes. Just like Lani/Eli, the Jake thing is so sudden as well. Just like Will too. He’s back for five minutes then takes off for Hollywood out of nowhere. Very lame!
I guess we’ll be seeing the last of Ava as well pretty soon. I thought that they finally made her character very interesting this past year but just gave up on it. She actually made Rafe tolerable in my opinion.
Ava is boring too, but I never liked her. I really do not care for Tamara Braun at all, I don't think she's a very good actress and I don't get the hype over her. Ava was better when she had her mental health issues.
I agree I like the stories to be resolved quicker but not when they come out of left field and are so obviously setting up someone's demise or exit.
I enjoyed Justin laying into Orpheus, Wally was awesome in that scene!