Shady Ladies

Chloe Lane is a fairly important character in the modern history of Days of Our Lives. So, naturally, it’s always nice when she and her portrayer, Nadia Bjorlin, stop into Salem for a visit.

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But if I were seeing her for the first time on Monday’s episode, I’d think “Chloe Lane” meant “five-alarm bitch who sometimes goes dress shopping with Eve Donovan.”

Cripes. The way they had her come blowing in there, claws out toward Nicole, did not sit well with me. This is a woman who lost custody of her child because of mental instability and who then got tricked into prostitution. You’d think she would be a little more compassionate about her friend‘s troubles in life. They grounded it in concern for Parker, which I bought to a degree, but it just felt so big and flashy and “Look, a catfight!” — which disappointed me after Chloe was made such a nut during her last significant tenure on the show. They did dial it back on Tuesday, and the scenes between Daniel and Chloe (who is apparently now seeing some guy named Bryce?) and then Nicole and Chloe were much more thoughtful and interesting. I found myself appreciating the mini-arc they’d built for the two women, taking them from the undefined hostility they had over Daniel last time around back to really being friends. So maybe my complaints are pointless, because it all worked out in the end.

But she was still styled like a trollop!

Speaking of which…

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Theresa, that is not a work dress! Well, it isn’t an anywhere dress, on account of being absolutely hideous, but you get my point. It’s like some weird stew concocted from an 80s prom dress and something a child might wear to church on Easter Sunday.

And while we’re on the subject of the Donovan sisters, let’s bring this full-circle. Eve, for once, was not sporting a particularly heinous dress, but she did do this.

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That entire opening segment, in which Eve fantasized about stabbing Jennifer to death, was so weird and over-the-top (especially since she just abandoned a scheme to poison the woman!), but there were some fun directing and editing flourishes. I took it as something of a sign that stylistic changes are on the way. And who can’t say this is an urge they’ve had a time or two, especially at the peak of Dannifer?


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8 Comments on “Shady Ladies”

  1. marypickford Says:

    I liked the fantasy, too, as weird and over the top as it was! It was shot fairly stylishly and was generally just a lot more fun than the Chloe/Nicole catfight. I bet Kassie de Paiva and Missy Reeves had a little fun with that. KDP especially was great when she sat down to eat the doughnut. Ha!

    • mykleraus Says:

      It looked fun, which is in short supply on Days lately, so I’ll take it. Any time there’s a regime change, the stylistic changes stick out (in a good way) for a while… until we settle back into the doldrums of park benches and the Town Square and whatnot.

  2. fluffysmom Says:

    Chloe and Nicole were a lot better on day 2.

    I really hope the new writers give Teresa a back story. I’d like to see some new interesting stories for Eve and Teresa.

    • mykleraus Says:

      Yeah, I think they went over-the-top in the first part of Nicole/Chloe so it would be a nice little mini-arc with a payoff.

      I hope the new writers have big plans for Theresa (and Eve, to a lesser degree). They’re both capable of much more than they’re doing. Theresa’s story is a muddled disaster right now.

  3. otherweb1 Says:

    I’m hoping with the new regime comes a new wardrobe dept, because Caroline’s jacket being the exact same color as Theresa’s dress was soooo not ok, especially since that was about the 100th time in the past couple of years that we’ve had to suffer from 2 people in the same scene wearing the exact same color!

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