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Eli dropped a bombshell on Julie, Brady tried to help Nicole escape with Holly, while Joey’s behavior had us wondering if Steve and Kayla are really his parents.
Our TV Fanatics Jack Ori and Christine Orlando are joined by Kathy from MyHourglass a Days of Our Lives fans forum to debate Eli telling Julie the truth, Brady going on the run with Nicole, and who they'd send out of Salem if they could on Days of Our Lives.
Should Eli have told Julie that he was her grandchild the way he did?
Jack: I didn't mind him blurting it out, though it would have been better to tell her one-on-one without Valerie there and without giving Valerie dirty looks. I'm more disappointed that there was no drama around the reveal than the reveal itself.
Kathy: I would have liked the reveal to be held in a more private place »
- Christine Orlando
Days of Our Lives came so close to having a compelling story when Eli turned out to be Julie's grandson.
Julie's son, David, had just died suddenly and Julie was estranged from him for years.
Eli's mother is David's first love, Valerie, whose history includes being part of the first interracial couple in daytime history. And of course, Julie and Doug are not only the only remaining supercouple in Salem, but powerful actors who have carried strong storylines for decades.
This kind of story is the stuff soap viewers hunger for, so why is it so rushed and free of drama?
There was so much that was offensive, obnoxious, or downright boring this week on Days of Our Lives, yet the one story that has something to offer is not much of a story at all.
Eli was understandably angry at his mother when he found out that Valerie had »
- Jack Ori
It was an eventful week in Salem as Steve and Kayla exchanged vows, Julie received devastating news, and Nicole and Chloe faced off at a custody hearing.
MyHourglass: A Days Of Our Lives Fan Forum members andredimera and fluffysmom join TV Fanatic Jack Ori to debate how good the wedding was, who they think will get custody and more...
1. Rate Steve and Kayla's wedding from 1 (most boring wedding ever) to 10 (most romantic wedding Days has had yet).
Andredimera: About a 5. It was a good wedding, but there wasn't enough focus on the actual wedding couple!
Fluffysmom: I'm giving the wedding an 8. I thought it was heartfelt and romantic. It was really nice having Stephanie, Carrie, and Austin come to Salem for the wedding. I'm glad that Steve and Kayla had their family and good friends sharing their special day.
Jack: As Andredimera said, there wasn't enough focus on Steve and Kayla. »
- Jack Ori
Salem weddings used to be lavish affairs.
After months or years of serious problems that were conquered by true love, a couple would throw together a romantic wedding in a ridiculously short period of time.
Weddings were the ultimate romantic fantasy and viewers were excited about them even though they knew that there was no happily ever after because the characters would have new problems to deal with and obstacles to overcome, maybe even at the wedding itself.
Times have changed and budgets become smaller, but instead of the fairy tale wedding, Days of Our Lives offered a blink-and-you-miss-it wedding for Steve and Kayla in which they seemed more like guests in someone else's story.
Steve and Kayla's wedding was mostly a backdrop for the story of Hope's return from Eric's cabin.
Before the wedding even started, Shane, Steve and Rafe were celebrating Hope's freedom.
Shane: Oh boy, I tell you, »
- Jack Ori
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