So today there was a theme going on with Days. I’m astounded how often this show lets characters arrive at correct conclusions using inappropiate (and usually laughable) reasons.
Let’s start with Kate. I like Kate and the actress who plays her but I always find her interest in her children, or more importantly, her sons, to be an incredible unhealthy obsession. However, today’s scenes really took the cake. Yesterday, having Phillip call Lucas while he is supposed to be spending the night with his fiancee in a hotel suite was mortifying enough. Today, when no answer came from that phone call, they marched over to the hotel right up to the room door itself and banged as loudly as they could. That was as nearly as absurd as Marlena trying to jump off her balcony because John was calling to her in a dream.
Kate is correct. Sami is up to something with EJ. Lucas, though not in any real trouble, is not quite himself at the moment so she is right about that too. It’s just inconceivable to me that Phillip waited until Kate nearly tackled the hotel employee to the ground to finally admonish her for her behavior. It was a long time coming to hear someone call Kate out on her attitude to Sami but it seems a bit late when Kate is calling for Roman the Repulsive to get there to help them. The man can’t even move his face, don’t expect him to open a locked door.
Meanwhile, EJ begins to doubt Sami’s motives for being at the cabin with him. He doubts her now…after she arrives at the cabin, yes a little late, but when she asks for a kiss. And he not only doubts her, but he freaks out. Grabbing her, emptying her purse, ripping her blouse open. I admit, in his defense, not even Lt. Columbo would suspect Sami’s true weapon would be her poisoned lips, but that just adds more to my point. Why didn’t he want to kiss Sami?
His actions made me imagine what if Sami had done what she said, told Lucas the truth and left her family to be with him? I think Sami’s performance when arriving at the cabin wasn’t that out of place, if it were true she would have gotten a huge earful from Lucas. In truth, Sami would have wanted comforting and reinforcement from the man she left her fiancee (and family) for. Surely EJ, the great human mastermind of manipulation, would know that?
I liked today’s episode and think it was probably the best one for the week. (I’m going to not say anything on nuSteph. Not yet anyway). But it just goes to show that even when characters are right in Salem, they are still stupid.