Chloe doubled down on her plan to keep Holly by beginning to breastfeed Nicole’s infant, Deimos took hostages to get the key to the Orwell device, and Jennifer uncovered Shane Donovan’s twin brother this week in Salem.
Our TV Fanatics Jack Ori and Christine Orlando are joined by Wendylou from MyHourglass a Days of Our Lives fan forum to debate whether Chloe went too far, if Deimos has gone off the deep end, and their favorite moments from this week’s Days of Our Lives.
Are you happy to see Kate and Eduardo working together to take down Deimos?
Wendylou: Yes. I like them together. Eduardo brings out Kate's softer side. I like just about anyone working together to take down Deimos.
Jack: Yes and no. I don't like all the violence and I'm not finding Eduardo very likeable lately. But I thought the reason for Kate's anger was silly so I'm glad to see a reconciliation of sorts.
Christine: I’m a fan of these two. They know that neither one of them is an angel and they accept that, for the most part. I think they make a smart, challenging, yet edgy couple and I hope to see more.
If one person connected to the Orwell device story has to die, who do you think it should be?
Wendylou: Wow, wishing a character dead. That's rough. Maybe the Orwell could somehow end up in Joey's hands. I totally wouldn't miss him.
Jack: It's a tough choice between Deimos and Dario. I'm not normally a person who wishes death on anyone, including fictional characters, but I hate these two so much I wish they would kill each other.
If I have to choose one I'd say Deimos because he's behind 90% of the violence and destruction over this device.
Christine: Am I the only one who doesn’t have a problem with killing off fictional characters I don’t like? I’m not a Joey fan either, but since he’s not actually connected to the Orwell story yet, I’m going to go with Deimos.
The way Deimos can act as though he cares about Nicole so much one minute and then slip into the role of violent, obsessive, control freak the next is giving me a headache.
Has Deimos gone off the deep end or is he just so greedy that the consequences no longer matter to him?
Wendylou: I don't think he's gone off the deep end. He's always been this way. He's controlling and hungry for power. The Orwell is feeding that hunger and he's just getting worse at hiding his true self.
Or maybe the blind following of everyone in the Kiriakis family has convinced him that he can get away with anything and not lose their backing.
Jack: This is typical Deimos from everything we've seen in the past year or so, so he hasn't gone off the deep end. No matter how much he professes to love Nicole it seems he only loves money and power.
Christine: We’re seeing the real Deimos and he is power-hungry and arrogant. He believes he can control things to the point of not having to pay the consequences for his violence. Hopefully, for the sake of the residents of Salem and the viewers, that will end soon.
Did Chloe go too far with breastfeeding Holly and then calling the police on her?
Wendylou: Well...as much as I love Chloe, yes, the cop was too much. I'm sure she thinks she is protecting Holly but I think she's crossed a line, and I also think she has started to think of Holly as her own.
Chloe suffered from severe postpartum depression after Parker was born and I think she may be having a bit of that this time around and it is affecting her thinking.
Jack: Yes. There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding, but to use it as a manipulative device to make sure the baby loves you and not her actual mother is another story. And nobody should be escorted out by the cops just for saying what they have to say.
Christine: Yes! I do believe Chloe was using the breastfeeding as a way to further bond with Holly and to drive Nicole over the edge.
Calling the police officer over to escort Nicole out as they were only sitting there having a conversation showed just how far Chloe’s willing to go to keep Holly for herself.
What one thing disappointed you this week in Salem?
Wendylou: I’m disappointed in the destruction of Nicole and Chloe's friendship. Chloe started out with the best of intentions and now she's being treated like a villain by everyone.
Jack: Just one? The unnecessary violence on Deimos' part was the worst part of this week, though the way they changed Claire into an annoying brat to serve the Theo/Ciara story is equally disappointing.
Christine: I agree, Jack. Claire used to be a flawed but decent character and now she’s nothing but a hateful, selfish brat in order to push Ciara and Theo back together.
If the writers want us to care about any of the teen storylines, they need to stop making the characters such one-note caricatures.
What was your favorite quote, scene or storyline from this week's Days of Our Lives?
Wendylou: The Orwell story has definitely gotten exciting and interesting. I love that there are so many characters involved, including investigative reporter Jen. I also like how it's bringing the families all closer together.
Jack: I loved seeing JJ in detective mode! This is the smart, assertive, take-no-nonsense JJ that has been missing for months.
Christine: Jennifer working as an investigative journalist again! This is the Jennifer that I loved back in the day, smart and feisty. Seeing her with eccentric Drew Donovan was such fun. I’m really looking forward to more.
Want to talk more about the happenings in Salem? Then check out Jack Ori’s Days of Our Lives review here at TV Fanatic.
C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.