So I’m a thousand years behind (or just one episode now, whatever), but I have some scattered thoughts from last week.
Like… it’s nice to see that Abe and Theo have been spending their time at the Salem Costume Mart.
I didn’t realize they had hipsters in Salem, but in the grand tradition of all things Days, they do it completely bonkers and it’s a 60-year-old and an 8-year-old.
It was also nice of Gabi and Julie to coordinate their ugly outfits (based on the patterns of someone’s mom’s china) before meeting up to talk paternity tests.
I also loved Sami being like, “You’re listening to Julie? She hasn’t had a paternity test since Nixon was in office!” Because obviously it’s a totally normal thing that everyone does all the time.
While we’re on the subject of visuals…
…did Chad use some reject art his father left lying around (look at that chess-y thing behind Rafe!) to decorate the coffee house that everyone just remembered he co-owns?
But nothing could top the glee I (almost) felt at this.
That junkie demanded Nicole hand over her jewelry, and she took off her earrings, and then he was like, “The necklace, too!” And she seriously said, “It was my mother’s…!” Guys, I swear I could hear her finishing, “…CAMEO!” in my head. But she never did it. Talk about a letdown.
Though there was that gem of a line that came later: “It’s the only thing I have left of my mother’s, and I’m not gonna give it to this crazy hop-head!” Sometimes I feel like there’s a writer or five from, like, Dragnet on staff here.