Is it just me, or did this seem way more like Days of Our Lives this week?
Those scenes of Nicole and Theresa coming together as friends were great. I’m sure this will wind up with Nicole being Theresa’s maid of honor, since Eve won’t be able to get a flight or whatever, but that felt like an actual, human moment of connection. And if anything good has come out of this current regime, it’s that Nicole looks good again! Good hair, appropriate clothes… it’s been a long, hard road. I’m still not sure why Theresa is so excited about being engaged to Brady, considering that every woman he’s ever given an engagement ring to (with the exception of Chloe) is now DEAD, but do what works for you, girl.
They’re continuing to do something I commented on last week, which is slow the F down and take time for those “in-between” scenes. This week, we had Marlena telling Belle about John’s kidnapping, Dario filling in Nicole on Eduardo’s past, Hope and Rafe discussing recent events without a neon sign flashing onscreen telling us, “THEY’RE A GREAT COUPLE!!!”, and more. They even played the Maggie/Summer scenes in a way that engaged me, which is no small feat considering that I find this story both unnecessary and ridiculous. But Suzanne Rogers is so good that she could sell chowder to Caroline Brady — aside from that insane “And then Mickey and I wound up in a double wedding with Melissa and her gang member boyfriend!” exposition — and the fact that they established that Maggie was told the baby died goes a long way toward explaining why we’ve never heard of this kid before. What it doesn’t do is make any damn sense of the fact that Summer would have to be significantly older than Daniel, since she was born before Maggie met Mickey, let alone got married, adopted and lost Janice, and then joined the hospital’s surrogate program. But I’ll take small victories where I can get ’em.
I’m probably going to get tomatoes hurled at me for this, but I don’t hate the Hernandezes. I thought Mama Hernandez, who shall henceforth be known as Adriana because they finally gave her a name, did really well in the scenes where she saw Eduardo and reacted to his presence. It’s a new dynamic that I find interesting, and I prefer it to the ongoing saga of Deimos and his fetish for playing with his own nipples while Victor tells him to take a hike over and over.