So here we go, two Rogues got together to watch today’s party episode on DAYS. To say we were excited was an understatement.
The scenes began in Alice’s house and we were immediately giddy and delighted with the production quality.
The Forger: They have such good lighting, like it’s really daytime outside.
The Architect: I know. I noticed that on Friday’s episode. I kept thinking… the lighting is better, the lighting is better!
The Forger (upon noticing Dan’s attire for the event): Really, they couldn’t give him something nice to wear?
The Architect: Yes, I’m just now noticing that. Really, you’re a doctor!
The Forger: Yes, you’re a doctor and you’re going to an important party and your girlfriend is getting all dressed up and you can’t put on something nicer to wear. That to me says, “dump him!”
The Architect: Exactly.
At sight of Jack, the Rogues erupt into cheers.
The Forger: He’s like my number one soap opera character. I don’t think they’re going to make him a buffoon.
The Architect: That’s really important.
Alice’s letters which are now on the floor are focused on.
The Architect: I don’t understand what those are, because I haven’t read a lot of spoilers lately.
The Forger: And that’s how you should stay. It’s the crux of Alice’s secret.
Over at the Kiriakis mansion…
The Architect: I feel like Victor is over dressed. Like since he’s wearing a suit so often, he must Tux up for this.
The Forger: And Maggie isn’t drowning in ruffles.
The Architect: Hooray!
And now the Sami and Rafe scene…
The Architect: I feel like that isn’t the hair Sami has in the promo for the party.
The Forger: That’s because they’re about to have sex and then go to the party.
The Architect: Oh. Ewww.
The Forger: Yeah.
The Millionaire Matchmaker arrives at the DiMera Mansion
The Forger: Do we really think that Kate would be okay with this?
The Architect: Yeah, I don’t think she spends a lot of time watching TV. I mean, I do watch TV and I didn’t know who she was until someone explained to me that she was going to be on the show in this role.
Regarding the Safe sex…
The Forger: Why do we need to see them naked all the time?
The Architect: I could not have agreed with Jenna Gerring [Dirty Soap] so much. ‘Yes, Jenna, it is too much.’
Now onto the party, Hope announces the renovated town square.
The Forger: EJ – ‘They actually did something right.’ Something I haven’t been able to do in years.
The Architect: I struggle with their overuse of balloons. It’s like they got a really good deal on a helium tank!
The Forger: Well you know, what says party like balloons?
The Architect: It’s like a high school dance, where you’re going to get your picture taken and there’s a whole bunch of balloons. It’s drives me crazy how much they use balloons on this show.
The Forger: Yeah, I’m not a fan of balloons because I feel like people don’t really use them that much.
The Architect: Right, especially for classy events. I mean, I’m surprised they don’t just have a balloons at Chez Rouge, just because.
The Forger: They fill horizontal and vertical space. So it helps!
The Architect: I know, cause they can’t afford flowers, or live vegetation, or extras. Why hire extras when you can just use balloons?
The Forger: At the same time, I’m actually surprised they got so many extras. Like during Hope’s speech it look really packed.
The Architect: So true. It is a step up. But yeah, those balloons drive me batty. I think it was during Will’s graduation party where it was just packed with balloons. But at least that was at the Brady pub and it was a high school graduation, so it was more fitting.
The Forger: Like some nerdy mom did it, cause that’s something a nerdy mom would do. But it wasn’t like Sami was there or that she did it.
The Architect: Yeah, she showed up for the first twenty minutes and that was it.
The Forger: And then she had to go take care of her nefarious head wound situation. God, and it’s like Rafe wasn’t even really there for his sister. God, I hated all of that. I’m going to pretend that didn’t even happen.
The Architect: That’s my plan.
Bo let’s EJ know that he’s under survellience and the Rogues erupt into laughter.
The Architect: Oh my God, it’s not even plugged in!
The Forger: I’m sure he’s sitting in the square just doing that. Is that necessary? No.
The Architect: But, I don’t care, it’s still the greatest day ever.
The Forger: I know, if I need to nitpick, sure, but I’m going to overlook it.
The Architect: Beautiful archway.
The Forger: Thank God they used the Mayor to name the square.
And then they show the Alice and Tom plaque and we ohhh and awww.
And then the Rogues see Jack and repeatedly ask for the rest of the episode how people don’t notice him. Oh well, we didn’t care, because it was Jack.
The Forger: I love Jack more than I love EJ.
The Architect: I could see that.
The Forger: I’ve loved Jack since I as a teenager. He was my dreamboat back in the day.
Carrie and Austin return! The square goes wild. Rafe looks confused. Bo explains that there are more guests to come. EJ peaks through from the back.
The Forger: EJ lurking again in the background.
The Architect: I’m surprised he isn’t leaning against some filing cabinets like he was at the Salem PD last week.
The Forger: I can’t believe they don’t see Jack. I see him. He’s right there!
The Architect: How can you not see your father, Abby!
Austin, Carrie, Sami, and Rafe chat.
The Forger: Sami just gave Carrie some stink eye there.
The Architect: Yes she did!
The Forger: And again!
The Architect: Yes, that’s exactly what I was hoping for.
The Forger: Okay, so far so good. Nothing too exciting but I like it.
The Architect: Yes, I do too. I sensed some hesitation on Sami’s part with Carrie and Austin. There was a little awkwardness, like “Oh hello happy couple that I’ve tried to destroy so many times in my life.”
The Forger: “And that I’m not necessarily into you, but I’m embarrassed.”
The Architect: It’s kind of like when you go to a high school reunion and you revert back to those feelings and behaviors. Like when I went to my ten year and I was determined to talk to the boy I had always loved. I told myself “You have no power over me anymore!” And even though I had my husband there and I was super confident, I still became that girl that couldn’t talk to this guy I had always liked. I immediately reverted even though I didn’t like him like that anymore.
The Forger: Totally! You turn back into the girl. If I ever saw the boy that I was so infatuated with for two years, I would revert back to the breathless girl.
The Architect: Oh look, Abe and Lexie. You know, I’m so glad that they actually gave Abe a little bit of story with Taylor.
The Forger: Yeah, it’s about time they write this mayor story with the DiMeras, though.
Over to Sami, Carrie, Austin, and Will.
The Forger: Sami is just embarrassing.
The Architect: Well, of course, I disagree. But that’s in my nature. Gabby’s dress is embarassing. I hate her insecurity. She’s Stephanie 2.0.
The Forger: There’s nothing to her and because she doesn’t have any stories with her family, it makes it worse.
The scene cuts to dancing, where Bo and Hope show off some amazing moves.
The Architect: They must have had a two-for-one on the dance instructor.
The Forger: Ha! Totally, we’ve done the tango now it’s Bope’s turn.
The Forger: Ugh, I wish I didn’t see Melanie and Brady dancing in the background. You know what I want to tell Melanie? You’ve had enough boyfriends on this show, I’m going to need you to suck it up.
The Architect: You know I agree with that!
Back to Sami and Rafe
The Architect: Yeah, start fighting!
The Forger: Sami isn’t this dumb is she? She worked for Titan, she worked for Mythic.
The Architect: Don’t forget she worked for Austin Reed and Company. I mean, she acquired EJ Wells.
The Forger: She did! She totally acquired EJ Wells. See this is her fault. If she hadn’t tried to acquire EJ Wells, none of this would have happened. That’s my new take on it. It’s wasn’t that EJ was pursuing her…
The Architect: She had to acquire EJ Wells for Austin’s company.
And finally the main event, Marlena and John return.
The Architect: Dude, Bo dressed up.
The Forger: I know, and he doesn’t even know how. And yet, Dr. Dan…
The Architect: I’m glad it became nighttime. I know right now I’m not going to be able to handle the Horton Square daytime lighting. Check out EJ peepin’ in the background.
The Forger: I can’t wait for EJ to interrupt the party!
The Architect: Me too.
The Forger: Apparently Carrie knew about it. I don’t like Marlena, in all this time. But Drake is just the greatest, yay John!
The Architect: I know, so happy to see them…for now. I can’t believe it’s already over.
The Forger: I know, it went so fast. Very good!
Overall, it had it’s ups and downs but we loved it and we loved the spirit of it.