Hallelujah! Praise the heavens! Salvation is finally ours!
Can you guys read that? Natalia Livingston is gone. Done. Off the show. I don’t even care if Tamara Braun played another character only three years ago, or if she’s too old for the role. She seemingly knows how to breathe like a human being, and she doesn’t always have an expression on her face like she desperately needs to poop. Upgrade!
Now if the writing for Taylor could only improve, we’ll really be getting places. I hope this much-bandied-about “new direction” actually comes to pass, because I can assure you with great certainty that I am not going to become an EJ/Taylor fan anytime soon. (And by “soon,” I mean “ever.”) We did get some amusing lines from Stefano and EJ while they discussed her, though.
Stefano: (upon learning that EJ plans to divorce Nicole) You’ve only been married three months!
EJ: At least I didn’t get a tattoo!
Stefano: This is about that bookkeeper who won’t DO YOU as long as you’re married to her sister!
Never in my life did I think I’d hear Stefano DiMera use the verb “do” in reference to sex.
Meanwhile, across town, a grown man planned to molest his much younger sister.
I’m sorry. I can’t get onboard with a full-on Brady/Melanie pairing. It’s gross. I think it’s a combination of the fact that they cast Brady older than they actually meant for him to be (Eric Martsolf is almost 40! He looks great, but he’s almost 40, while Molly Burnett is, what, 23?) and the brother-sister vibe they’ve built between the two of them. Plus, can we have one male/female friendship that doesn’t take on a sexual or romantic component? Please?
I did, however, greatly enjoy those scenes of Melanie arguing with Maggie over Chloe.
I love that they’ve kept Melanie a little bratty and that they continue to play the bond between these two. More of this and less of… that thing happening up there with Brady, okay?