Days of Our Lives Recap: An Unhappy New Year

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Who's having the worst New Year in Salem? The competition was fierce. 

Nicole's hopes were high as she thought this was going to be the best holiday in years, then things changed. A little bit of snooping ending up with Eric having an excuse to yell at her again, not to mention her New Year's Eve plans at the Mayor's ball being obliterated along with her budding romance with Daniel.  

I can't say I was thrilled with the idea of a Daniel / Nicole romance but I hate watching Nicole get trashed time and time again. It's repetitive and boring. I wish for once we could see Nicole in a stable, happy, loving relationship. That would be something new.

This was all about Nicole spying on Serena who has gotten way too much screen time for a brand new character. Does anyone else think she's going to give Nicole a run for her money in the sneaky department? I don't think she's the angel she appears to be. As a matter of fact, the more I see her, the more I cringe. I'm not sure that's what the show had in mind when they introduced her. 

And what was up with Serena walking out on Eric on New Year's Eve? I know it wasn't the romantic moment she was expecting but the guy was helping his grandma. Patience doesn't appear to be one of Serena's virtues. 

Then there's Melanie who couldn't seem to get the whine out of her voice. Whether it's about her feelings for Brady (another romance I'm not sure I want to see) or making Daddy mad, Melanie constantly demanded out attention and it was exhausting to watch. 

The one upside was watching her visit with Gabi as Melanie shared how she would have killed Nick too. Of course Gabi's new year could have been better. She's still locked up in prison and waiting for Will to find the time for a visit with their daughter. Thank goodness there was Sonny because if it were up to Will, Gabi would be lucky to get an email photo of her daughter. 

Speaking of which, Sonny was in way over his head with the new club and his pride's going to take him down. He wouldn't be the first person to fail at starting a new business venture but this is certainly going to hurt. Not to mention that he and Will's communication skills appear to be getting worse during the new year instead of better. Will their marriage survive 2015? I'm beginning to wonder if Paul is going to end up with Sonny or Will as he seems up for either.

JJ was left sulking in the park after breaking things off with Paige. The saddest part of this whole relationship was watching Jennifer storm over to Eve's once again. I almost understood Eve's snarkiness in this Days of Our Lives quote as meddling Jennifer graced her door once again.  

You know Jennifer if you keep frowning like that you're going to get wrinkles. Wait, even more wrinkles.

Eve

Why are these women so invested in their children's love lives. It's really kind of pathetic. 

Maybe Rafe's new year was the worst of all as he's got no love life and now he's been fired from the Salem PD. When Rafe first arrived in Salem he was an FBI agent and ended up being Sami's husband and step-dad to her many kids whom he loved. Now he's got no career and no one to share his misery. 

On the upside, John and Marlena were back together and it was the first time in a long time I found myself rooting for them. Maybe there's still a spark there worth saving. 

Even Jordan was cheery this week. When was the last time that happened? I don't think I've enjoyed Jordan since she came to Salem but now that she's paired with Chad she's actually fun to watch. I don't know how long it will last but for now, I'm just going to go with it. 

But what happened to Hope and Aiden? My favorite couple was no where to be found on New Year's Eve…now that's a disappointing way to kick off the new year. 

Your turn TV Fanatics, who do you think is having the worst New Year so far?

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Days of Our Lives Quotes

I hope she didn't run away again. She's so fragile.

Jennifer

Tripp: So how was the wedding?
Claire: Oh, it was a typical Salem wedding. Crashed by a murderer.