This Girl is on Fire

Apologies for the silence here over the past week. I went on a getaway with friends to a remote little town in Maine, where we had no internet — which was amazing, except that I knew it meant I’d have an entire week of Days to catch up on when I got home. Normally this would be a recipe for an extreme psychotic break, but fortune smiled on me in two ways: Thursday’s episode was pre-empted, so I only had four shows to watch, and also, the show is suddenly on fire.

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If the rest of Sami’s story plays like this until Alison Sweeney departs, this will be one of the best exit stories in the history of daytime. Ever since the three ladies dumped Nick’s body in the river, Sami has been more Sami than she’s been since, like, 2006. She’s spiteful and vindictive and insane and it’s clearly coming from a place of deep insecurity and hurt, which was always the real root of Sami’s issues. People are telling her that she’s being nuts, and she’s like, “Yeah, well, I am!” If you had pulled out a crystal ball in 1998 and shown me that this is how Sami in her mid-30s would be, I would have nodded along and said it made perfect sense. Her rampage has been absolutely amazing — and I love how she has a different nickname for Abigail (“the sweetheart of Sigma Chi!”, “Suzy Creamcheese!”) every time she references her — and it’s just so perfect that it makes me giddy.

Meanwhile, we have stuff actually happening with old Tammy Sue, and the attack on John just made this Brady/Theresa thing compelling, and Eve’s presence has made the Deveraux clan so interesting. Can this please last?

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6 Comments on “This Girl is on Fire”

  1. otherweb1 Says:

    “Hang on EJ. It’s going to be a bumpy ride … straight to hell!”
    LOVE IT!!!!

  2. otherweb1 Says:

    I think Sami will go out in a blaze of self-destruction that includes her revenge scheme blowing up in her face and maybe with a lesson learned at the end, and the possibility of following in the footsteps of Colleen Brady by entering the convent at the provocation of father Eric.

    I think EJ will go out in a blaze of self-realization. Perhaps with the help of Suzy Creamcheese, he will see the error of his ways and retreat to Aremid for some solitude, self-reflection, and penance.

    • mykleraus Says:

      I think this whole thing has to blow up in Sami’s face. Maybe she’ll be humbled by the time she leaves (then again, she hasn’t learned a damn lesson in 20 years).

  3. Joanna Says:

    I am down with Sami’s “one foot out the door” momentum, but why (oh why) is ALL OF SALEM sharing the same iPad with the same cover?! Gah! iPads have come way down in price, NBC is a major network. That iPad is giving me flashbacks to the Apple IIC that all of Salem shared for a decade. Give us a break, NBC, and give us some credit!


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