“Days Of Our Lives” Weekly Recap: Will Gets A Clue

Welcome to our weekly recap of Days Of Our Lives, the story of three gay men, a special guest manwhore, and the inconsequential straight people who bug the shit out of them (and us).

Our three boys all had separate storylines this week (with Will involved in Sonny’s mess), and we may be nearing the end of the road for our Special Guest Manwhore, which is a shame, since the thought of Sonny having office sex, leaving permanent stains on the couch and banging Leo on the desk while paper clips, post-its, and rubber bands stick to their entwined sweaty bodies like a giant Gay Katamari Ball was a hoot.

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We’ll start with Will, who is still spending his time poring over “Dr. Ralf’s Diary Of Death And Fetish Fantasies Of Susan”. He still can’t figure out why every other page is blank, until he accidentally spills a glass of water, revealing that the empty pages were actually written in … DISAPPEARING INK! That’s right, they’re cribbing from a rejected Hardy Boys manuscript.

But hey, Will cracked the code! He’s a regular Alan Turing! Well, if Alan Turing was a clumsy oaf.

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He takes this vital, possibly world-changing evidence to the most logical person, noted scientician Adrienne.

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Will explains that maybe this discovery will somehow lead to regaining his lost memories. Adrienne is all for it, telling Will “If you could remember the people who love you, it would be wonderful.” Will reminds her that he’s with Paul now, and they’re happy. A misty Adrienne waxes poetic about “the life he had with Sonny,” and how they were so perfect together.

Ahem.

Will also has to say goodbye to Paul, who’s embarking on a super secret mission to save Chloe. They have a very tense conversation about the dangers of Paul’s job (Will is now the Marlena to Paul’s John), and when Paul says he doesn’t understand why Will’s getting so worked up, Will tells him “I don’t know what I would do if I lost you!”

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All The Feels

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Paul heads down to Mexico with John to rescue Chloe, and the two of them use their finally honed detective skills to intuit that … something is wrong.

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“Yep, someone definitely smeared strawberry Toaster Strudel on the wall”

Unfortunately, Theresa calls big baddie Matteo and gives him a heads up, and John and Paul find themselves in big trouble.

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Meanwhile, Sonny is walking on air, convinced that he’s going to spend the rest of his life with Leo, a man he knows LITERALLY NOTHING about. Leo promised to resign BEFORE they polished Sonny’s desk, so everything is on the up and up. He promised!

Leo is ready to spring his trap, and visits Kate one more time to bask in her fanguorous (fabulous + languorous) glow. The plan is foolproof , and when Leo sells his story to the highest bidder, and receives a settlement from Titan, he’ll be set for life … there’s just the little matter of the bonus that Kate promised.

Kate tells him he’ll have to wait a bit for it, but when she takes over Titan, he’ll have more than enough to cover his school loans.

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“Alright, but you better hurry. I still have two Republican Senators and a Catholic priest to blackmail this month”

Will sees Leo in town square, and attempts to play nice, but Leo brusquely asks him if he wants the scoop of the century … that he’s suing Sonny for sexual harassment. Will goes off on him, calling him greedy and opportunistic, and tells him “Sonny is one of the most honorable people I know, and sure I left him because I found Paul hotter, but that’s not important right now.”

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“I’ve shot a bitch, so I will not hesitate to cut one”

Sonny is still thinking about all the ways he and Leo defiled the copy machine, when a registered letter comes … from Leo! But it’s not the resignation letter that Sonny expected, it’s Leo’s lawsuit. Adrienne immediately Adriennesplains that Leo has been conning Sonny from the very beginning, but Sonny insists it must be some kind of misunderstanding. Justin tells him that the lawsuit is very real, and it says that Leo has proof of the harassment.

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“See, it says right here ‘He was all over my ass like a hog on a truffle'”

Sonny is dumbfounded and devastated. As much grief as i’ve given Sonny for his radical personality shifts, he doesn’t deserve this kind of indignity, and he races to town square to confront Leo.

That’s when Leo goes full tilt, and actually accuses Sonny of forcing him to have sex (obviously, the heavily edited video will somehow back that up). Sonny is aghast, telling him that the sex they had was consensual, and as far as harassment, Leo had already resigned. Leo tells him “Do you have a letter of resignation?”

Sonny finally realizes he’s been played this whole time, and lets loose. “I never really knew you, did I? You’re a manipulative little sociopath. Well guess what? You don’t know me, either. I’m a Kiriakis, and you won’t get away with this.”

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In other Salem news, thank god for Hot Sleazoid Psycho Xander. He’s returned, and made everyone’s life a living hell, gloriously. And shirtlessly.

He overhears Adrienne and Justin talking about Sonny’s case, and peeks his head in to gleefully add his two cents. “Sexual harassment? Sonny? Well it’s good to know it’s not just for heteros anymore. I’m for equal rights.”

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“I get time and a half for every shirtless scene”

He’s like a heaving hunk of fresh air, and i really hope the show finds some way to keep him on this time. And I need him to wander around Salem, shirtless, injecting himself into random conversations.

Another welcome return is D.A. Melinda Trask, who absolutely loathes all of these privileged assholes, and is always dripping with hilarious contempt for them. I LOVE HER.

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In a meeting i’ve been waiting for, Will finally runs into cutie pie Tripp. I know they must be related somehow, but thinking about this show’s lineage gives me a massive headache, so I just don’t care anymore. They have a conversation about what a lush Kate is, and then Tripp asks Will why Ciara is hesitant to put out. Will tells him that Ciara seems like a nice person, but he doesn’t know any details about her because “I have a severe memory problem,” which i’m definitely going to use next time i’m in an awkward conversation. And if PaulSon or WilSon doesn’t work, I’m calling #Trill (Or #Wipp).

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“Why do the gays get to do stuff, and i’m here waiting tables?”

Finally, with Theresa back, it sets up a unique triangle. Jen Lilley (Theresa) is 33, Eric Marsolf (Brady) is 46 (but his character is about 10 years younger) and the fabulous Kassie DePaiva is 57. How refreshing would it be for Brady to actually choose an older woman. It’s something that rarely happens (unless it’s a gigolo situation), and I am all for it.

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GAME TIME!

Hey Days fans, we’re starting a new trivia game this week. Take your best shot, and the winner will be announced next week. Good luck!

Ready! … NAME THAT TUSH!

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See you next week!

 

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There are 14 comments

  1. Fred Learn

    As always, I love your recap! And pretty much agree with everything you’ve said….Holy cow, the actor playing Brady is 46? I had no idea—I really did think he was at least ten years younger. I’m not terribly invested in how the love triangle plays out, mostly because I absolutely despise Theresa, and am not much fonder of Brady. Anything that makes Theresa unhappy makes me happy, and as for Brady, well, who cares anymore. He’s dumber than a box of rocks and falls hopelessly, eternally in love with just about every woman he meets—until suddenly it’s over and he’s ready to start the next relationship of a lifetime…

    1. snicks

      Thanks! And yep, Brady is basically a walking meat bag. But he is the go-to guy for every female character the show can’t figure out what to do with.

  2. Fred Learn

    Ha, that old clip of Adrienne made me laugh, hearing her diss Will. Of course, in the time since she has been a trainwreck herself, what with her waffling between men and destroying their lives…. heh…

  3. Fred Learn

    Oh, I agree, Xander should definitely be kept on as a series regular. He’s a breath of fresh air—and is very easy on the eyes as well!

  4. Lazycrockett

    Will puffing out his chest and acting like he was going to punch out Leo was the best worst acting he’s done in a while. Bravo.

    1. snicks

      That was hilarious. If i could have found a gif of it i would have used it. He looked like Moe about to pull a “Why I Outta” on Shemp.

  5. Sanguinic

    Brilliant, again. Thank you. The scenes with John and Paul playing Secret Agent Man were painful. And those caps! I wonder if poor Christopher Sean looks at the casting sheet, sees he has scenes with Drake Hogestyn and thinks, “Oh shit.”

    1. snicks

      Ha! I don’t get the caps. Are they supposed to help them blend in or something? Do they think they’re a disguise? Was there a two for one sale?

  6. Lazycrockett

    K just a couple of things I’ve noticed on this site. You can’t edit a post and you can’t reply directly to someone else’s comment, right? Totally not judging, just trying to get the lay of the land.

    Plus thoses hats John and Paul are wearing are ridiculous.

    Oh and where’s Derrick? and JJ could use some Rory.

    1. Fred Learn

      Move the cursor over someone’s comment, and a little “reply” box should pop up under their profile pic.

  7. Tim

    I know I’ve seen that ass somewhere before but I’m at a loss to know where. Pretty sure it wasn’t my room😞

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