In this five part series, the Rogues dig deep into some of the recent EJami episodes of Days of Our Lives. In the span of ten days, everything about the EJ and Sami story changed.
Part 5: Where Do We Go From Here?
By, The Point Man
Let me preface this by saying Sami and EJ have been my “ship” for the past 6 ½ years. I had never experienced this level of interest in a fictional couple before, and I doubt I ever will again. The past few weeks have reduced me to giggles and smiles, so happy with my OTP I can barely string a coherent thought together. Hence the difficulty in posting.
I mean, what do you say when everything you’ve ever wanted to see happen for your favorite characters actually happens? There is no analysis, no need to view a scene with an eye towards subtext and trying to understand the writers’ intent (and let’s face it, on the really bad days, some serious fanwanking). EJami is right there for all the world to see. Sami LOVES EJ, EJ LOVES Sami and man, has it been wonderful.
Perhaps it has been made all the sweeter because it because it’s been such a long, rough road….though really DAYS, I could’ve done without the last couple of years of angst…..just sayin’
Anyway, now that we have had Sami accepting her feelings (in the most awesome way possible), EJ and Sami are finally embarking on the next stage of their relationship. A genuine relationship where there is no doubt that they love each other, there is no struggle as they fight their feelings, where we are finally seeing open and loving affection between them on a regular basis.
Wait, I have to take a moment to savor that.
Ok, let’s move on.
So, where do we go from here? I mean, the battle’s done (why yes, Sami really loves EJ and he loves her), and we pretty much won (as much as you ever can on a soap) and we’ve sounded our victory cheer squee. But the story doesn’t end. It never ends on a soap, and we must look to the future.
What will the show do now? EJ and Sami will certainly play their part in Will/Gabi’s baby story, but I do believe that this is a transition phase for EJami, and eventually there will be a story arc that will focus on whatever will be the next obstacle is for EJami. The pleasure in this is that it will be an obstacle they face together. Below are admittedly more questions than answers, but I think that EJ and Sami will have to deal with all of these things….it’s just a matter of when, not if.
The first, the classic story, the one that’s been dying to be told and I think the one with the richest of storyline possibilities, is DiMera and Brady forbidden love allowed to triumph over all. The last attempt at a Brady and DiMera star-crossed love pairing ended tragically, with only Santo and Colleen’s souls meeting in the hereafter. With Sami and EJ’s own tortured history being an obstacle in their quest for their families’ acceptance, will their new love survive the fallout? The Bradys will always equate evil with DiMera, and DiMeras will always find something to hate the Bradys for. Will the feud finally, truly, be over? Or will it simply go on and on, with EJ and Sami and their kids caught in the middle?
Will the Bradys be able to take the sticks out of their asses long enough to see that these two are happy and stop judging them? Will Stefano be able to resist the allure of brain chips and doppelgangers to keep our couple apart? Will Chad and Kristen’s own twisted paths to love cause problems for our duo? Will anymore undiscovered DiMeras (damn Stefano and his plentiful progeny) make their way to Salem?
Speaking of Stefano — with his return to Salem, he will have to contend with the fact that EJ, isn’t his easily controlled, good DiMera soldier anymore. Stefano has manipulated and managed EJ his entire life with his constant withholding of love, affection and approval. However, Stefano caused an immense amount of damage to his relationship with EJ when he disowned him for the crime of not being his blood son, only to find out that it was all a lie. EJ hasn’t had to deal with Steffy face to face for a while now, so what will happen when Stefano isn’t a half a world away?.
How will EJ handle Stefano’s interference in his life? What will he do to their relationship to wrest control of EJ back from Sami? How will he handle it if Stefano possibly involves him (whether deliberately or inadvertently) in a scheme that could hurt Sami or her family? As for prodigal sister Kristen, will she use her brother in her quest for revenge and endanger his relationship with Sami?
These are just some of the questions I have, all of which could lead to juicy story. EJ and Sami as a couple is endless and unchartered territory, they simply have to write it. And if they write it well, the fans will come along for the ride.
We hope you enjoyed this five part series. It was a pleasure for us to write it. And if you didn’t click on the video we embedded up above, you should. It’s our gift to you. This one video has all the scenes we’ve been gushing over. Yeah. In one single place. We’re sorry if you can’t walk away from your computer for a long time.