Lori’s Last Word on Days of our Lives.
John and Marlena leave Salem.
Days of our Lives this week was mostly about John and Marlena reuniting and leaving town. Other things happened, but it was really all more of the same in my opinion, so I don’t have much new to comment on other than Jarlena.
I wish they didn’t resort to another crazy person coming between John and Marlena in order to bring them back together. Why couldn’t it have just been a nice love story instead? How many injections, mind control tactics and craziness can one couple endure? Since Sandra Robinson is a good actress, why couldn’t Charlotte have just helped John regain his memories and then stayed on to replace Marlena as the resident psychiatrist? Instead, we just got another therapist obsessed with the too good too be true Marlena.
I know most of you are probably happy that John got his memory back, but I so prefer NuJohn. I would have liked to have had Marlena fall in love with John’s new personality and they could have sailed off into the sunset in order to free themselves of the past and create new memories. Or maybe he could have started to remember her, but retained some of the new, funny, stoic traits that NuJohn garnered. Yes, I know that’s not what the fans wanted, but I never really liked old John. He and Marlena were always a little bland to me, however, I am glad they got back together and maybe one day they will return.
It was disappointing to me that John didn’t get to say goodbye to Nicole. They had a cool friendship and it would have been fun to see them interact now that John was back to his old self. I was also disappointed that they left without saying goodbye to Sami. I know she’s in the witness protection program, but Marlena’s comment that her daughter ‘will live’ seemed a little callous considering her life is in danger. And why was Stefano so worried about John? Even though they are technically family, Stefano has never wanted anything but to ruin John. So his concern and salute to John at the hospital was quite bizarre to me. Just another example of Stefano going soft I guess. I would have preferred that EJ had gone to the hospital to see John, as they had more of a relationship then John and Stefano did.
That last episode was like a year’s worth all in one, wasn’t it? John regained his memory, he tried to push Marlena away, Marlena wouldn’t hear of it, they reconciled and then they got married. Normally that would have been stretched out for months on end!
Okay, so it wasn’t all about John and Marlena, there were two other things that made me think this week:
* Chloe and Daniel professed their love for each other. Um, okay. It’s only been a couple of weeks, they aren’t in love – they are in lust. All they’ve done is talk about how drawn they are to each other, so when exactly did they fall in love? Although, I would like to see Daniel just settle on one woman and be done with it.
* Now that John is gone, what will Brady do? I think since EJ has become a totally controlling bore, Brady should turn his attentions back to Nicole. They seem to get each other on a new level since Brady returned and it could lead to some great chemistry. Or maybe they could bring on someone new for him. Perhaps he could have a relapse and fall off the wagon. Or maybe, when Rafe finally gets out of the safe house, he and Brady can team up to do something. You know, give us a little Passions connection. Anything, just give Brady a storyline!
So that’s it for this week. Marlena and John are gone, but next week will bring us the birth of Sami and Mia’s babies and more of Bo’s psychic visions. Should be interesting!
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