Today I have mailed off my second letter in as many weeks to Hogan and just pray it gets through. It’s on my issues with the whole Chelsea/Nick storyline and though I limited my message to one page and tried to remain professional and cordial, I wonder if I just wouldn’t be better off sending in a postcard that said in block letters NICK + CHELSEA = 4EVER!!!
Concentrates on positives.
Let me now talk about another mail campaign I participated in with this show, the idea of integrating the cast into one large story has really worked out. This Dimera feud is really the best story I have seen on Days in a long time. We have all the veterans included. Sami is at the heart and her story between EJ and Lucas is compelling and though not perfect fairly well done. We’ve got Bo and Hope leading the investigation and now Steve has infultrated the Dimansion. How cool is that?
So imagine my delight when I saw Jeremy meeting with EJ! Not that I like Jeremy any better clothed than naked (anyone notice how his hair matched the bars on his sleeve?) I am intrigued even this maddening Touch the Skies storyline has some connection to the main Dimera feud. And now even Nick is partly involved, though in a pathetic way as Kate is blackmailing him to rig the ammio. I’m still hoping my man manages to tell her to stick it and show the integrity he did earlier in his introduction.
Not that there aren’t issues. The fact we have another WTD storyline and again a test at Salem Hospital results in a faulty report. We have Kate still going after Sami and this time really stepping over the line since she is willing to reject her own possible grandchildren. And for some reason the Brady gatherings, the good guys, are no where near as compelling or interesting to watch than the Dimera meetings. Though we can laugh and say it’s because no one ever likes the Brady’s, the fact is there isn’t enough strife or conflict with our “hereoes.” Them being united all the way is fine in real life, but to watch on TV it can be a bit boring.
But there is still great scenes though. Tony and his sheer lack of patience is brillant. EJ torn between his love for his father to the woman he loves is just as compelling, in spite of him suffering from R. E. M. We have Steve, though pretending to be working for the Dimeras, finally being himself and I cannot wait for Kayla to return now. Bo and Hope working together is so cute and adorable I can’t get over myself. Lastly, and certainly not least, we have a lack of John and Marlena together, something I’m thrilled about. In fact, I believe this storyline is doing the one thing I didn’t think possible, pushing Marlena to be a good mother to Sami. I have enjoyed her scenes with Sami this week, and though I roll my eyes at her asking Nick to break confidence and reveal the test results because she is both Sami’s mother AND doctor, the fact is it was done out of concern and love for her daughter. I love she did it.
So this umbrella storyline is really in depth and making me squeal like I did not since The Cruise of Deception. It almost makes up for the lack of romance and the destruction of Chick.
(OT: Thank you MaryPickford for linking people from TWoP to my blog here. I greatly appreciate it.)