You guys, this was one of the saddest weeks ever on Days of our Lives. If there is anyone who can tug at your heartstrings, it's Suzanne Rogers as Maggie Horton (more on her performance later). We for serious had tissue nearby at all times. There were many poignant moments this week, as well as a few "WTH" ones ... here's our rundown:
Funniest Moment: It's safe to say no one really brought the funny this week. Frankly, it would've been weird and awkward to throw in some guffaws in the midst of Salem mourning Mickey's death. We did find it mildly amusing when Brady was trying to explain the opera he just saw on his and Arianna's double date with Chloe and Daniel had to do with a real-life (well, actually kinda made-up) situation that Arianna faces at the Pub each day. He was pretty clueless. (And since when does Salem have an opera house?)
WTH? Moment: We've highlighted this before ... but wow, does Melanie have a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Y'know, we've grown to enjoy Mel more over these last couple of months ... but if anyone in Salem has "Severe Foot-in-Mouth Syndrome," it's this girl. Like you'd really walk into a room where everyone looks EXTREMELY SAD and sarcastically say "Nice welcome ... who died?" Oy vey.
Best Moment: We were pretty partial to the mini-throwdown between Hope and Carly. They each had legitimate points to throw in each other's faces -- Hope calling out Carly for taking advantage of her and Bo's fragile marriage and using Bo to help her run from murder charges, and Carly rightly calling out Hope for leaving Bo in the first place. These two characters didn't have much to do with each other in the past, so it's fun to see them spare in the present. We hope it all gets straightened out, though. Bope 4EVA!
Two runners-up: We did enjoy the trip down memory lane after Mickey's funeral -- so many good times to remember -- and we also are SO happy to finally know who Carly's daughter is! We kinda called it, in our minds at least ... it's Melanie! They're both kinda spitfire-y, right?
Performer of the Week: In case it's not obvious, this whole week was about Maggie mourning her beloved Mickey's death ... and Suzanne Rogers really nailed it. We had to pause our DVR a few times because, well, we watch Days while at our SOAPnet.com desk -- and crying at work is never sexy. Maggie's love for Mickey was so palpable, it jumped through our TV screen. Nicely done, Suzanne.
Why We Love Days of our Lives This Week: Because we enjoy when EJ is duplicitous; because we like watching Brady save the day (even though it might cause friction in his relationship with Arianna); because Days didn't forget characters like Alice, Marie, and Sarah as those affected by Mickey's death; and because it's always fun when one character calls another a whore. It's why daytime rules.
What was your favorite part of Days?