The Salem drama we've come to know and love was in full effect this week -- from the escalating danger on Carly's plane, to Nicole almostbutnotquite coming completely clean to (a totally wrecked) EJ, to Stefano collapsing in the middle of Chez Rouge, we didn't lack for nuthin'. What were our favorite parts? Read on!
Funniest Moment: We'd like to thank the DiMera butler, whom we'll call Jeeves just for giggles, for providing us two of the only LOL moments this week saw. (Not that we NEEDED those LOL moments, cuz we were riveted by the seriousness of it all, but you know.) Sami -- who was forced to take care of Sydney for the night (more on that in a bit) -- rang the infamous DiMera "I need some household help!" bell, summoning Jeeves from his sleep. Upon entering the living room, Jeeves said: "Excuse me, Mrs. Former DiMera ... " -- which we just thought was so random and awesome. Later, he actually uttered the words "We broke the baby." We know, right?! We <3 Jeeves!
WTH? Moment: OK, so does Chloe have an aversion to babies or what? When Sami showed up with Johnny at the DiMera mansion, Chloe practically shoved poor little Sydney into Sami's arms so that she could leave (and go back to the hospital -- and Daniel, natch). We thought Chloe had softened up that kinda bitchy aspect of her personality, but apparently not. You just told someone their father had a heart attack, and you can't find the time to take care of their adorable baby for a few hours? Shameful.
Best Moment: For sheer shock value, we so enjoyed seeing Lawrence -- murdered (we think?) only hours earlier -- appear to Carly as the plane she was taking to Salem jostled through some serious, prayer-inducing turbulence. It was totally creepy, and put a lot more perspective on Carly's reasons for leaving. We can't wait to see where the story goes next week ...
Performer of the Week: We know she was part of last week's winning pair of performers, but we're gonna have to go with Arianne Zucker again this week. Seeing her agonize over whether to tell EJ the whole truth -- and basically admitting that EJ's Sydney's real father (though he doesn't believe it) -- was heart-wrenching, to say the least. We don't agree AT ALL with what she did, but we're starting to at least understand her motives -- and that's mainly due to Arianne's performance. Kudos!
Why We Love Days of our Lives This Week: Because Kate is still deliciously mean, to EVERYONE; because baby Sydney is still "The Cutest Baby on TV©"; and because we always enjoy seeing '90s-era Days footage used in flashbacks (a welcome distraction this week, re: Carly/Bo/Lawrence).
What was your favorite part of Days?