Good Surprise, Bad Surprise
So: Xander (Zander?) is a Kiriakis!
Based on his brief interaction with Victor at the end of Wednesday’s episode, I gather that he’s Alexander Kiriakis, Justin’s son (with Anjelica Deveraux), Adrienne’s stepson, and Sonny’s brother. This reminds me of the way they introduced Theresa, which I dig. Also, the actor’s not bad and appears to have some charisma. And I love the idea of a Kiriakis who really follows in Victor’s footsteps. Philip grappled with his dark side a bit, Brady’s dark side just involved chugging out of the decanter in the living room, and Sonny’s most nefarious impulse is his taste in coffeehouse decor, so this could be a fun new dynamic.
I do hope they’ll explain where he got that accent and why Sonny said a month ago that he was going to visit his brother Alex in Phoenix, unless XZander was there raiding all the Marshall’s and HomeGoods for decorative white pebbles.
Meanwhile (brace yourselves), Eve is dressed like your Aunt Helen if your Aunt Helen was also an outer space blanket.
That is some legitimate fug, even by Days standards. Kassie dePaiva is up there like, “What did I do to deserve this?!” I half-expected Theresa to say that the real reason she dragged her to that clothing drive was to get rid of that hideous blouse and get Eve into a decent shirt.