Did someone give Susan Seaforth-Hayes the note that she’s supposed to play Julie as a character living in the Salem Serial Killer era?
She was too damn much on Monday’s episode with all the “Gabi, you fainted DEAD away!!!” and “Before you leave, everyone, I’m going to ask Nick a question, and he has to answer it!” (Why does she have to ask him where he’s been with random people like Kate, EJ, and Sonny present?) I was half-expecting her to bust out with, “Nick, you look like a DROWNED RAT, hint hint!!!” I know she’s been acting like a deranged old biddy, but I love it. It’s hilarious, and someone’s gotta do it. And Sami’s shade the other day with “You know how Julie loves a buffet” was so ridiculous but weirdly fitting.
Nick’s whole return so far has been A+ work. Blake Berris is playing it creepily but not insanely over-the-top (for Salem), it’s suspenseful, and I honestly have no idea what comes next. Him being alive also allows the dark humor/camp factor to feel justified because we aren’t dealing with an actual death, which is nice. Everyone shoving food into their faces at the DiMera mansion while they panicked, and all the side comments between Sami and Kate lately (“Amateurs. Ugh.”), has all been so great. And if that weren’t enough, now we get Psycho For Older Men Abigail blackmailing EJ for another ride on the DiMera Rocket. This show is so damn fun right now.