I know none of these deaths are sticking but man I cried when Belle and Marlena had their scenes and at John and Marlena on the roof. It was really beautiful.
Monday, January 23 Will, Belle, and Eric all pray for a miracle for Marlena. John watches helplessly as Sarah Horton tries to revive Marlena. Allie Horton confronts Johnny and Chanel about their near-kiss. Wendy Shin comforts Tripp, who's upset about his mother.
Tuesday, January 24 Marlena finds herself in a heavenly setting – where she encounters a familiar face. Eric seeks solace in Sloan's arms. Alex gives advice to an upset Allie. Stephanie gets a visit from Paulina, who hires her in the fight against Sloan.
Wednesday, January 25 Wendy apologizes to Gabi and gives her a pep talk about Stefan. Allie demands Chanel admit the truth about her and Johnny. EJ drops a bomb on Li. Stefan kicks off his plan to get back at EJ.
Thursday, January 26 Allie opens up to Alex about Chanel. Chanel and Johnny have a frank discussion about their feelings for each other. Gabi tries to hide an unconscious Stefan from EJ. Nicole has a scratchy encounter with Sloan over Eric. Stefan's revenge plot ensnares an unintended victim.
Friday, January 27 Gabi manipulates Li to get what she wants. A drugged Nicole tells EJ she wants to make love. Sloan leaves a bad impression on Roman. Allie confronts Johnny and Chanel when she finds them in each other's arms.
Friday’s episode was gut wrenching. Watching Marlena die in John’s arms was just so sad. It was so beautiful with the rooftop slide presentation Johnny and Chanel set up for them. I wish the slides were more clear and close up. But still very well done. As much as we know that these deaths won’t stick, it still offers some great emotional scenes. I have to admit that most of the actors are doing a great job except some of the younger ones.
I’m looking forward to the Heavenly scenes this week. I think we’re almost done with the NBC filmed episodes. I wonder if we’ll notice any difference with the episodes being filmed for Peacock?
I loved seeing this new set/soundstage with the roof but it looked way too greenscreen for me, and I really do not like that grey blue lighting they seem to be a fan of right now. But I thought the set was really nice, interesting and different, I just found the effects distracting.
Everyone has been killing it - Greg and Martha have been amazing - even Drake, he's normally so cheesy for me but he and Deidre have been great. I was so disappointed to see Chandler smirking! Why?!
I hope we start to see a difference with the Peacock content. I am looking forward to the heavenly scenes too.
So, Monday’s episode was one of the best I’ve seen in such a long time. But, Tuesdays’ episode was a crapfest!
I was just heartbroken watching Marlena’s family gather around her and saying their goodbyes. Drake, Greg and Martha were so believable and moving in their performances. I’ve never seen Greg act this well before. I’ve always thought he was a good daytime actor but these scenes were definitely award winning. Drake also put on his best performance since the scene on the docks when he found out that Marlena was alive 30 some years ago. Gosh, were they a beautiful couple in their prime or what? And, Martha demonstrated again why Belle needs to be front and center on the show. I actually think that she’s a better actress than Alison Sweeney and Christie Clarke. I didn’t catch Chandler’s smirk so I felt that his performance was okay.
Now, Tuesday’s episode was a mess for me. Susan? Really? And, the devil is back! Why? Plus, Allie was just disgusting in this episode. I had no pity for her whatsoever. The only scenes I enjoyed were with Abe and John. Eric and Sloan have great chemistry and I hope to keep seeing more of them together. She’s beautiful and can really act too. Great casting of her. I hear her brother is going to be coming to the show as well.
Lastly, I read a lot of complaints about the blue lighting. It’s bad and cheapens the sets. But I rather have good stories and characters than having to see better lighting.
Chandler was smirking in those scenes when Eric, Belle, and Allie were praying in the chapel.
I agree I thought Greg was excellent, I have always really liked him as an actor but sometimes Eric is so mopey it's hard to see how talented GV is. Allie is very unlikable now, but maybe they are making her turn and be more like Sami, which I would be ok with. Johnny doesn't play the bad guy well, he's too vanilla, so one of those twins has to be like their mom, might as well be Allie.
And yes, I loved seeing that flashback to John/Roman and Marlena on the docks, that is one of the all-time iconic Days scenes, I still remember watching that episode so vividly, they really were just gorgeous together!
When Susan showed up to greet Marlena I was so confused, like of all the people...but then when I realized it was the Devil I was so mad. FFS WHY?! WHO WANTS THIS?!
I am glad I am not the only one complaining about the lighting. I just don't get why they can't use warm white vs cool white, it's probably not a very big expense! lol
FFS is right! I just hope that Susan doesn’t get brought back to life when the deaths get undone. The first time that James Reilly did the possession storyline, it was actually very suspenseful and well done. That’s when they still had a big budget for soaps and it was done in a somewhat scary manner. This is just a mockery of what it was.
I’m ready to move on and get back to Bo coming back. Not too crazy about Ciara but at least it’s short term.
I see that Lindsay Arnold (Allie) is now on recurring status. I wonder if she’s going to be leaving the show? It does seem like she’s starting to become more like Sami. Johnny and Chanel definitely have more chemistry together.
I also see that Zach Tinker is on recurring status too. I hope he’s not leaving the show but feel like it’s headed that way.
I’ve noticed Ari’s old lady hands before. I don’t think that she’s aging all that well. I know that Shawn Christian loves to surf and they’re probably out at the beach a lot. It also doesn’t help that she wears terrible makeup. I think that Kayla and Bonnie look better than her and they’re older.
I’m meh on Allie. I also feel that way about Johnny too. But I really like Zach Tinker as Sonny. He just hasn’t had a chance to have a great storyline yet. I don’t know if he’ll remain on recurring status or what. I did read that he’s making an appearance on his old soap on CBS. Not sure if it was Y&R or B&TB?
And, Stacy Needs another long break from the show. Preferably a permanent one. I don’t know why Ron loves her?