Longtime fans of Days of our Lives are experiencing a sense of déjà vu from the storylines currently playing out on their screens. Whether that’s a good or bad thing really depends on which fan you ask.
With the reboot of Days of our Lives in September of 2011, Ken Corday promised fans a return to the storytelling of the past, involving family, romance, intrigue and adventure. That is exactly what is being delivered, though some of the “full circle” storylines, at this point in time, feel a little too much like they’ve been ripped from the archives.
Will finally agrees to keep Sami’s secret, but not for Sami’s sake; for the sake of his siblings. Will doesn’t want to be responsible for taking away their family. Sami is thankful, but destroyed that she has lost the love and support of her son.
Will leaves and runs into some of Sonny’s gay friends who invite him to a party – to partake in a drinking game perhaps? Sami also leaves, and goes to see Rafe. When Sami arrives at Rafe and Carries office, however, she finds them kissing – passionately! (Rafe and Carrie were celebrating not only solving a case but getting paid!).
A drunken Austin heads to his office to sleep off his inebriation only to find an understanding and comforting Abby working there. Abby is delighted when Austin finally seems to see her (through drunken eyes) as a woman and not a child. Austin wishes Carrie could be more supportive and caring like Abby then leans in to kiss her!
While there is an incredible sense of reliving the past, sometimes with a new set of characters, sometimes with the original characters, there are still enough unknowns in the storylines to give this fan hope that there is one, as yet unseen, thread that draws everything that we are seeing together into a monumental “Ah-ha” moment. Ken Corday did also promise and over arching umbrella storyline…