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Alison Sweeney Inks New Deal With Days Of Our Lives!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Great news for Sami fans of Salem! Alison Sweeney (Sami) has inked a new deal to stay with Days of our Lives after 20 years with the series!

Sweeney told Soap Opera Digest, “I am super-excited to stay, and I am so honored that they asked me to stay. The job continues to surprise and challenge me. I have already shot my 20th anniversary episode, which airs on January 6, so I had this huge milestone and it’s been such an amazing journey. I love my job, I love the people I work with and I love Sami.”

So now legions of fans are waiting for their beloved EJami duo to finally start a full-blown romance …  something that has been teased, and teased, and teased for years!  With so many other successful outside projects other than the NBC soap, how do you feel about the news of Sweeney staying put?  Do you hope DAYS will honor Sweeney appropriately for her 20 year anniversary?  Weigh-in!

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Dmitri
Dmitri

I really like Ali, but I wish her character either changed her bed-hopping ways or left altogether.

Jessie
Jessie

Sami is not bed hopping. To be honest I’m glad Sami doesn’t EVER sleep with EJ when they have their summer fling as DOOL likes to pair them in summer. Haha, Sami will never sleep with him unless it’s some kind of circumstances, LOL

Go SAFE / LUMI etc, i’ll take any pair of Sami’s as long as it’s not with EJ. Hell bring back Brendan, BRAMI was a HOT couple back in the days 😉

Elayne
Elayne

I’m glad, too.

Quality over quantity.

AS/JS have been amazing with their love scenes. They’re different. EJ and Sami’s frst time, loving, passionate and sexy. Colleen and Samto’s first time, is how every woman’s first time should be. Grief!Sex, magnificent. Every human emotion was shown in those scenes. Unbelievable grief and anger, their emotions over riding their heads and erupting in a need that only each other could quench.

All three time were different and all three times were memorable.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree. I ship Santeen, but never will ship EJami.

the soap poet
the soap poet

to everyone fighting over ej and rafe
your bubble I hate to break
but there has only been one man for sami brady
and that was her daddy,
but incest is too hard to take.
So she spend her life hating her mother
for having sex with her father and going from man to man
looking for roman, the girl needs some therapy before it’s too late.

Riririri
Riririri

Having DOOL without Sami and AS is like having apple pie without apples, so very glad she is staying 😀 Ali has done a lot for the show and is always a trooper! I wish her many happy years to come! I’m aslo very excited about EJami story line and really wait to she what both Ali and James do with this. They never had an opportunity to explore that romance and I for one would be very interested to see what they will make of that story line! 🙂

Rocky Reed
Rocky Reed

A day without EJ and Sami is a day without sunshine! They are super great skilled actors that bring out the best in each others talents. We have a fan club that would like to see them have their own show. They add so much to the show and they are so chili pepper hot together. I have watched the show for 35 years and this type of talent comes along once in a life time. Thanks Alison and James for your hard work and passion for what you do for a living. It is recognized by infinite numbers of fans!

Rocky Reed
Rocky Reed

You are in the majority!!!! Ejami all the way to getting contracts for more seasons renewed!!!! Watch the polls change, that is if we don’t wait to long. More Sami and EJ, please!

Mana
Mana

I have to add that I’m all about Ejami, I miss them when they are not on. I literally feel each beat of each moment that happens between them. I can’t even feel sorry for those he don’t like them coz I’m a complete addict where Ejami’s concerned!!!!! ♥Ejami♥4♥Ever♥

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

WOO!!!!!!! I love Alison and I love Sami. I know I’m in the minority, but this character has something really connecting to a classic soap Diva, and I love it!

Jessie
Jessie

I agree 100% and your not in the minority because i feel the same way too.

Rocky Reed
Rocky Reed

You are in the majority!

Christina
Christina

Are you kidding me who would want that kind of obsessive EGAGME love. WE WANT SAFE LOVE ROMANTIC LOVE or we will not watch. If she’s back to be with EJ well I will no longer watch good thing we have FF and another Good thing I have another favorite couple on GH DANTE & LULU at least GH knows when they have a SUPERCOUPLE

Theresa Snow
Theresa Snow

Word

SafenSound
SafenSound

Co-sign about Dante & Lulu, I’m a fan now and have enjoyed watching GH than Days these days…

Cinnamon
Cinnamon

I agree with you 100%. Dante & Lulu are a great couple. Just like Sami & Rafe are. Just wish Days would quit pushing Ej& Sami on people all because of spammed polls.
SAFE is a romantic couple super couple. Ej *& Sami are just plain disgusting and gross.

Lew S
Lew S

I hear ya! I don’t see the chemistry there.

Chelsea
Chelsea

I disagree. There are many fans that LOVE Ejami and even critics know that James Scott and Alison Sweeney have incredible sexual chemistry! We Ejami fans have waited 6 years for our couple to be together. The show has never actually made them a couple. It’s about time!

Jessie
Jessie

Please, i hope Coday is lying in his SOD Nov Sweeps Previews because Sami will never love EJ not after all the shit he put her throough the years. Sami will NEVER trust him. This is why she never sleeps with him, 😀

Red
Red

I can’t agree more! The time is coming n I can’t wait!

Sonya
Sonya

Please…. Sami and Rafe aren’t in Dante and Lulu’s league and can’t compare to what Dante and Lulu have. GH is much better at writing couples than Days of Our Lives is. Safe is not romantic, all they ever did was bang each other, they are a shallow couple. As soon a Rafe saw Carrie the sparks flew, they were romantic and sweet and didn’t have to have sex to make them a rootable couple.

L
L

Here, here. All Safe is is sex and EJ. Just listen to their conversations: EJ this, EJ that, oh EJ is so evil, EJ shouldn’t be with his children, blah blah blah.

Safe has no soul, no depth at all. If EJ wasn’t around, that complete and utter mismatch of a couple wouldn’t even have a story. Period. And, that, my friends, is the truth.

*Yawn* I’m suddenly overcome with the need to sleep…I wonder why? LOL.

Red
Red

It’s so true. The couple isnt in any league. They’re safe and boring.

Leigh
Leigh

L
I agree. What would Safe have to talk about and think about if they didn’t have EJ in their story? Safe seems all about EJ and trying to keep Sami or the kids away from him. They also love to be smug and hypocritical when they are together, so maybe they could write a story about that.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Your so right! Safe, and if not, Lumi! I want EJ to be with Nicole. Carrie and Rafe was good too. Give me anyone but EJami.

Rocky Reed
Rocky Reed

You are not a true fan. True Fans don’t switch and they want more ejami.

Dmitri
Dmitri

This is a stupid statement. Just because someone hates EJami does not mean they are less of a fan. Days is not the EJami Show, and never should be.

Ces
Ces

Glad to hear she’s staying and happy on the show! Can’t get couples together too soon or they get dull real fast. I like Rafe and EJ so it’s fun that she swaps — wish Lucas was still in the mix too.

Sonya
Sonya

I think they need more females on this show, maybe they could bring back Carrie. Both Lucas and Rafe liked her, that could be interesting.

Ces
Ces

I’d love for Carrie to return without Austin in tow … I think Christie Clark is as valuable to the show as Hope, Jen and Sami – she’s a part of Salem history and she needs to return. What would Rafe do when he catches a glimpse of her again? Maybe Austin got caught in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps 😀

Leigh
Leigh

I agree that they should bring Carrie back. Thought she and Rafe were better suited and had better chemistry than Safe. And then maybe Lucas could get into the mix with them. For some reason this last time with Austin on the show I just wasn’t feeling his character or relationship with Carrie.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree. Muldoon had more chemistry with Kate Mansi, and he just looked old and leathery in comparison to Christie. Carrie had fantastic chemistry with Rafe, and I loved how she had a budding friendship with Nicole. I think they should bring her back, have her reunite with Rafe, and her and Nicole can bring down Sami. Then, reunite Lumi and EJole.

Waverly
Waverly

There are also legions of fans not wanting ejami too. Romance? Interesting choice of word. I don’t think I could ever take a ‘romance’ between them seriously after their history.

Sherry
Sherry

I will NEVER take Egagme seriously!!! I didn’t watch for 10 months while Sami and EJ courted and flirted and SAFE was not together and I WILL NOT watch this farce that is Egagme!! So long, Days after 30 yrs viewing!!!

Tricia
Tricia

As they say in Japan…Sayonara…watch a reality show why don’t you!

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree. Someone said all Safe do is have sex. I think EJami is just full or near-kisses and loud breathing, or lusty thoughts. Sami and Rafe are in love and have a family together. EJ needs to be in a relationship with a woman that loves him, like Nicole. He did love her. I think he once did love Sami, but now all I’m seeing is him being obsessed with her.

Shelley
Shelley

I love Sami!
I find myself saying that what she does is ok, she’s Sami! haha
Ali has been the 1 constant in DOOL! Glad that inked a deal to keep her!

Pam
Pam

Im thrilled to know that Sami (and Ali) remains a big part of the fabric of Days. Im just so sick of the Sami and Jr connection. Grownup Sami needs to scheme while interacting with others and I tune in for her Love in the Afternoon with Rafe. Ali and Galen heat up my screen and I can’t get enough of SAFE! I appreciate how the writers have emphasized the depth of their relationship thus far.

Leigh
Leigh

Well, to each their own, but I find Safe so very boring and have to FF through their scenes. Would prefer her with EJ or Lucas.

Waverly
Waverly

I’m really glad Ali is remaining a part of the fabric of Days too. I love her character. I would be more excited about this upcoming story if we knew we’d have a scheming Sami back instead of one who is just going to cave to a man who has been so heartless and abusive to her. Days wrote Ej villainous and asked me as a viewer to invest in the story they created. I’ve been watching and rooting for a Smart Sami to get the upper hand only to be disappointed by her continual gullibility. It’s just annoying anymore. Give them an exciting adversarial relationship that pits them against each other in devious ways. The children should be used to keep them from going to extreme dark depths. I think this type of relationship has more potential and is way more interesting. Passing Sami around so everyone has a turn just ruins the character.

Safe and their chemistry is just as exciting for me as others feel for their pairing of choice. The Safe story in particular has kept me tuning in because I’m a sucker for romance and they deliver. I’d like the writers to keep the emotional stakes going for them because their performances are so riveting. They just capture my heart.

Leigh
Leigh

I think that the writers have ruined Sami’s character by having her go from Lucas, to EJ, to Rafe, and maybe back to EJ within the span of a few months. It’s ridiculous and not believable to me. I agree that the writers have written EJ as villainous, but he is such a good actor that something about his portrayal makes me root for him (and apparently I am not the only one who feels this way). But I think that Sami has also done villanous things over the past 20 years, things just as bad as EJ and I hate how they try to whitewash her history to try to make her into Carrie type character. I want them both to be devious, but would like to see them together kind of like Scarlett O’Hara & Rhett Butler. I think we will just have to agree to disagree about the chemistry thing. Different people like to watch different things for entertainment on their tv shows.

L
L

“I appreciate how the writers have emphasized the depth of their relationship thus far”

– Sex and EJ that’s all their relationship consists of. Oh yeah they’re “deep” alright. *eyeroll*

Elayne
Elayne

Three times in six years?

The greatest thing about watching Sami and EJ is that while there’s always a sexual undercurrent, their relationship is about so much more than sex.

And Sami never has to use sex as a tool to make up for something she didn’t do, ahem, shower sex because Rafe was totally wrong and made Sami feel like she was.

L
L

Elayne, I wasn’t talking about EJami, I was talking about Safe. I was responding to Pam, regarding Safe’s “deep relationship”….LOL. Sorry for the misunderstanding 😉

Dmitri
Dmitri

I want Sami to be with either Lucas or Rafe. EJami is only about sex and loud-breathing, not to mention torturing each other. Sami has never loved or trusted EJ either, and I doubt she ever will. EJ needs to get his balls back and go after Nicole instead of being a wuss and groveling to Sami.

L
L

Ummm…Nicole is NO match for EJ. All she does is cower and enable him. She doesn’t challenge him like Sami does. EJ and Sami are equals, they give as good as they get. EJ wants to be his own man, and Sami inspires that in him.

Even if Sami doesn’t love EJ or never will love him, as you say, it still doesn’t change the fact that EJ will never truly love Nicole. It never went deep. It was more of a a friends with benefits kind of love.

Oh, and in case you don’t realize it, EJole is an abusive (emotionally and physically) relationship too. So if EJami shouldn’t be together because of their horrendous history, then neither should EJole.

And finally-I find it laughable that you say EJami is all about sex…I think you’re confusing them with EJole. ‘Cause what did they do, except talk about Sami? Yep, have sex 24/7. Like Safe, they have no substance. And unbelievably shallow and duller than dirt.

EJami, on the other hand, have only had sex 3 times in 6 years-twice were under duress. And they do share a connection, they have a bond that keeps them circling around each other. It’s safe to say that they’re definitely more than sex if they keep coming back to each other after everything they’ve put each other through.

And that’s all I have to say on this subject.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Lol, EJ has proven this past go-around that he does truly love Nicole. Yes they have sex often, but they also always cuddle and flirt and they have that sexual undercurrent. Same with Sami and Rafe, both are romantic couples. EJ and Nicole have hit each other, but hello, Nicole kidnapped his baby, and EJ cheated on her, not that these are excuses, but how would you react? Plus, not as much abuse as Sami and him have done. You cannot compare a slap to a shot in the head, or a bit of shoving to a rape. Also, Nicole does not cower, she is on EJ’s level, he even said she is cut from the same cloth as him. If he blackmails her, well, she blackmails him right back. She challenges him in this way, while Sami just runs away with another man and continues her loud-breathing when a guy gets close to her. Sami has made it clear to EJ over the years that he is never going to be her first choice, and a true EJ fan would want him to be with a woman he has loved, and a woman who loves him. That woman is Nicole, heck he even said to Nicole the other day, “We loved each other”. If he didn’t love Nicole, he wouldn’t have said this. EJ also always tells Nicole she is the only woman who accepts him for who he is, and he accepts her for who she is. She is truly the best DiMera wife because she doesn’t get in EJ’s way. Oh, and speaking of love, both James Scott and Ali Sweeney have said that what EJami feel for each other is not love.

Sophie
Sophie

I am SO happy. I love Ali, love Sami and love EJami!

sweetzles
sweetzles

I’m so glad to hear this news. Alison has always been a favorite of mine, and Sami as well. Hopefully the writers will give her the storyline she deserves, and let Sami and EJ have a chance to be together. It’s their time now. All other couples had their turn, and now it’s our turn. Hopefully we get the storyline we all deserve.

Theresa Snow
Theresa Snow

I’m thrilled that Ali has resigned. I really am but sadly I won’t be a part of this days journey of pairing Ejami together. It’s sick and twisted and its sends a bad message to all that its ok for rape victims to fall in love with their rapist and call it a fairytale romance. Just wrong. I really Hope Days realize their mistakes b4 it’s to late. Sami heart will always belong to Rafe. No matter what tptb think

Jesse
Jesse

It’s funny how re-signed and resigned mean the exact opposite thing.

Sherry
Sherry

Agreed!!! I will not be tuning in either unless they realize many of us DO NOT want Egagme!!!

Tricia
Tricia

What all Five of you?

Chelsea
Chelsea

We have waited for Ejami for SIX years! It’s time! I can’t wait!

Sonya
Sonya

LOL If someone is so weak minded that they watch a soap to get lessons on morality then they need to turn the tv off or go watch the Waltons instead. If that was the case then they probably think it’s ok to shoot someone in the head while they are passed out or to swap paternity tests on a whim too. I don’t hear anyone complaining about that. LOL

Tricia
Tricia

Love it…they need to maybe go to church if they are watching soaps for moral direction! Assholes. Love your post!

L
L

Yep. I don’t get the “logic” (or rather illogic) of that so-called “argument”. I mean, this is a soap opera where:

– “the baddies” plant chips in “the goodies” heads and then by using a remote controle of some sort to change them ito a different person and to control them for their own malevolent ends;
-memories can be wiped out and put on a cd;
-people can die and come back to life multiple times;
-events that happened during the Melaswen sl;
-how Rex and Cassie came to be and that whole sl;
-Marlena being “possessed”;
-there’s a highly incompetent “police force” consisting of max 4 cops (all belonging to the same sanctimonious family) and a few extras…LOL;
-characters can just commit murder, rape, framing an innocent person of murder, trying to drive someone insane, kidnap babies, steal babies, kdnap their own sister and attempt to sell her on the black market, lock someone up in a sarcophagus for months,etc etc etc and just get away with it!
– ETC ETC ETC

…And from this highly ridiculous soap we’re supposed to get morality lessons? O_o …really? REALLY?!

I understand that many fans do not like EJami because of their history. I do. But to try and to pontificate that them being together sends the “message” that it’s okay for victims to fall in love with their rapist or that abusive relationships is acceptable is blatant hypocritical drivel.

EJole-where EJ tried to kill Nicole, tried to strangle her a few times, was verbally abusive, cheated on her multiple times, including with her own sister-is also an abusive relationship. But of course there’s no outrage there, on the contrary they can’t extoll the virtues of that pairing enough. So EJole being together apparently does NOT send the “message” that women should remain with their abuser. Uh hmm…yeah right. Hypocrites!

IF female viewers (only the retarded imo) get any “messages” from Days about abusive relationships being okay, wouldn’t it be MORE LIKELY that it would be from seeing Safe and EJole front and center? Those type of relationships DO actually exist in the real world. How many times have I not heard of battered women staying with their partners either because a) they are too scared to leave or b) because they “love” each other. And men talking down to and being emotionally distant to their insecure girlfriends/wives, who beg for the former’s affection are also quite common in real life. Relationships like EJami’s, on the other hand, I have yet to hear of. There’s NO WAY in hell that couples like that exist in the world. I know of rape victims being forced to marry their rapist but that is very very rare and only happens in an Islamic culture. But a victim falling in love with her rapist? Nope, doesn’t happen. Not even remotely possible.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Some of these comments on here are so stupid. Nobody watches soaps for moral direction, but nobody watches soaps for S&M (EJami) either. If you want that, read 50 Shades of Grey. We watch soaps for romance, an EJami just aren’t it. After the horrible things they’ve done to each other, coupled with the fact that Sami just doesn’t love EJ and chooses other men over him all the time, I’d much rather see couples like Lumi, Safe and EJole, who, despite their problems, always come back together and work their relationship out. EJami never really come back together. They start to, then Sami has doubts and wants another man, then EJ makes her new man suffer, she finds out and yells at him.

L
L

Sorry to burst your bubble but Lumi, Safe, EJole aren’t romance either. There’s abuse in those relationships too-and REALISTIC abuse I might add .

As for S&M, I suppose there wasn’t any in EJole when EJ was choking her multiple times.

Hahahaha…You’re a riot.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I can see EJole being abuse, but then again Nicole kidnapped his daughter. How was there abuse in Safe or Lumi? Yelling and arguing is not abuse.

Lee
Lee

I am glad to hear that Ali as resigned with Days but i will not be a viewer . After reading the November sweeps my days are numbered at watching this show. I have and never will support a relationship between a rapist and his victim and that is exactly what Ej and Sami are

SafenSound
SafenSound

I also share in Ali’s renewal, but to have Sami again paired with Ej is beyond ridiculous. The only way I’ll watch is to see them end it and for Sami to be with Rafe period!

Sonya
Sonya

The only way I’ll watch is if Sami and Rafe are not together. Period.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I really respect your passion for wanting Sami and Rafe together. But regarding your reply to me, I never called what Sami and EJ have as love, I like good storyline and whatever storyline works I will watch. As for EJ being an accessory to rape by not stopping Rafe 2 from having sex with Sami, my question is would you consider Stephano guilty of the same thing because how many times has he introduced look- a- likes to take the place of characters and they ended up having sex with unsuspecting spouses? Was Marlena being raped when she slept with the Pawn thinking it was her husband Roman? Was Bo being raped when Princess Gina posed as Hope. Or was Hope being raped by John when she thought she was Princess Gina and he thought he was someone else? The rape that fits the classic definition was when Jack raped Kayla, yet they redeemed him and no one mentioned it again.
Personally as a viewer I’m not a fan of using sexaul assault lightly in soaps and using your definition about what is sexual assault then Days has done that over and over. Or maybe they were merely melodramatic devices to put fictional characters in fictional situations that no real person would ever be in

Mary SF
Mary SF

Okay, maybe I watched one too many soaps in my day that storylines blur together, but when did EJ raped Sami? I remember Lucas being in a life and death situation and Sami needed EJ’s help to save him, but he wouldn’t help her unless she slept with him. It was sleazy and sick of him to use Lucas life as means to get what he wanted, but was it rape if she argeed with his terms? Or was there another incident that I missed or is my definition of rape too narrow?

Red
Red

I saw it as a sexual proposition to save Lucas life

Chelsea
Chelsea

I did too

Angi
Angi

For me it stopped being “rape” when Sami willingly had sex with him again. Just sayen.

Marlee
Marlee

Same here. An indecent proposal.

SafenSound
SafenSound

I suggest you go refresh your memory of those scenes because if you can root for a guy that proposed sex as a means to save Lucas who was trapped in a cabin cave-in and call that love, then there’s no wonder why I feel the way I do about egagme. In addition, Ej was an accessory to RAPE again when he did nothing to prevent Rafe 2 from taking advantage of her sexually when Ej and Stephano replaced him for the original Rafe, AND it was CLEARLY understood and communicated THAT EJ WAS AN ACCESSORY TO RAPE at their climatic scene revealing both Rafes at the Dimera mansion. Puuullleeezzee!!! SMH!

PLEASE TOMSELL GO BACK TO SAFE!!

SafenSound
SafenSound

My definition of rape was not defined in my previous post but rather the aired broadcasts of the episodes in which the characters themselves established it. It was not aired that Stefano was an accessory to Sami’s continually rape of Rafe 2 but I believe the GA can use common sense to assume that he was. Notwithstanding your question of whether Ej raped Sami if she agreed w/his terms in my opinion is YES. Why? Because Sami was exploited in light of her desperate attempt to save Lucas. Who in their right soapy mind would allow their loved one to die but that life is totally dependent on whether a creep can help you based upon whether he can “get off” on you. Yes, thank you for clarifying your position that you don’t believe that what Sami and Ej have is love…I totally agree with you.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Lee is right. i can never root for EJami as long as there are good other options for her-men she has loved, who have loved her and never raped her. And I’m a big EJole fan too.

hertpalms
hertpalms

So glad to hear Ali has re-signed with Days.

I am very disappointed to hear that the show is going with Ejami. It doesn’t make any sense to me. EJ has caused nothing but grief for Sami.

She belongs with Rafe. He is a decent man always looking out for her best interests and loves her kids as if they were his own.

As a huge Galen supporter, however, I will continue to watch the show but only for him.

Elayne
Elayne

I think Rafe is looking out for his best interests, not Sami’s. If he were Sami wouldn’t have to walk aorund on eggshells around him afraid he’ll walk out the door if she angers him.

I still remember watching her get into the shower with him to apologize for something that HE was wrong about.

Rafe doesn’t trust Sami he’s said as much and without trust a relationship won’t work.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Safe do need to work their relationship out, but I agree that they are good together. If not, then I think Lumi should reunite.

sandra
sandra

The man who hired Rafe 2 to rape Sami as an imposter? Please do they want people to tune in or not?

Hope this is short lived and we get back to SAFE!

Sherry
Sherry

They must not want SAFE fans to watch!! There are more of us than they think!!

Elayne
Elayne

Four years of Safe have done nothing for the ratings and they’ve been pimped to high heaven.

Tricia
Tricia

Give me a break besides GG, GT & Kenny there are maybe 5 safe fans that post over and over and over and over and over and over and..,..
I do my homework!
The safe fan forum has 170 members (in 4 years) and no one and I mean no has posted in The Laughing Penguin (your safe fan forum)in over a year. Yeah you guys are really a “huge” fan base” there are so many of you.. RIGHT? Gee I wonder why Kenny finally woke the fuck up!
Safe 170 members in 4 years
Ejami over 6000 members in 6 years
Hmmm …go figure?

jessica
jessica

I’m hoping ‘Safe’ fans will be tuning out! Then the Rafe cheer squad will be silenced and the real Days fans won’t have to endure the nauseating Rafe s/l! This cats gotta go! So please feel free to dislike the show and stop watching, I for one am begging you!

Sonya
Sonya

They should bring back Carrie for Rafe, they were so sweet and sexy. Rafe didn’t have a problem being honest with her like he does Sami. Carrie is more Rafe’s type and they have chemistry whereas Rafe and Sami have none.

Tricia
Tricia

Don’t take this the wrong way but Rafe has NO chemistry with anyone. It could just be the actor that palys him…Oh yeah it is the actor that plays him. I think if a different actor was hired to portray rafe he wouldn’t be so disliked. It takes talent.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree. I like Safe, but for me, Cafe and Lumi work better as an endgame. As long as EJole (not EJami) are together, I’ll be happy.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Safe should be back together. If not them, Lumi. EJami will never work for me.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

Not at all happy to hear this. Sami is my least liked character on the show.

Kathy
Kathy

Mar/Dar ruined AS character (Sami) and she doesn’t make me want to watch her. If they go with the Ej/Sami pairing that will drain away pretty much all my enthusiasm for the show, and I think it will be very easy for me lose interest and stop watching altogether. I can’t support a pairing like this that for 6+ years has been nothing but lies, deceit, manipulations, and schemes and nothing about LOVE! Rafe and Sami is the LOVE story and why I watch DAYS!

Chelsea
Chelsea

Love? Sami worships the ground Rafe walks on while Rafe continues to obsess about his hatred for EJ. Also, Sami has to be turned into a “good girl” in order for that couple to work. i have watched Days all my life, Sami was never the “good girl”! That is another reason why EJ/Sami work, Sami doesn’t have to change into another person, she can be herself with him. EJ loves everything about her, “the good, the bad, and everything in between”!

Leigh
Leigh

Chelsea, totally agree that Sami character should have never been changed to this “Carrie” clone. It’s awful and boring. They just should have kept Carrie and let Sami be Sami.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Sami? A good girl? When? She covered up her lie of shooting EJ in the head, cheated on Rafe with EJ, helped EJ escape-technically breaking the law. I don’t see any good-girl Sami here! Sami belongs with either Lucas or Rafe, not some psycopath who raped her! EJole are the couple that can be bad, but I don’t wanna see EJ with a woman who has never loved him and treated him right. She turns him into a groveling pig. You talk about Rafe ruining Sami, heck, Sami ruins EJ! She turns him from a bad boy into a ball-less joke!

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree. Carrie or Sami work for Rafe. Sami should never go to EJ. I don’t know why they even talk after the harm they’ve done to each other. EJ belongs with Nicole. If Sami can’t be with Rafe, have her go back to Lucas.

Ihaveworms
Ihaveworms

Ali i’m happy you are staying on Days but i will be turning off my tube the minute it becomes the ejami show. JS is so boring with his eye popping, red face, over the top over acting scenes. If i have to endure that type of torture i will start watching GH once again. I hear it’s a lot of fun now.

Safe is what real day time romance is made of.

Chelsea
Chelsea

Are you serious? Everyone from the soap industry praises James Scott for his acting! He is amazing!
Ali herself said that James Scott was the most talented actor on Days of Our Lives!

SafenSound
SafenSound

Ali and Galen knows how to bring romance to Days screen, I know the tptb sees it too. 🙂

Red
Red

Really cause the chemistry isnt there, we know that ejami brings in the ratings. It’s been proven on more than one occasion.

Elayne
Elayne

If by romance you mean generic, and if by TPTB see it, you meant force it, then you may have a point.

Dmitri
Dmitri

EJami seems forces, not Safe. Safe feels like a real love story to me. EJami seems yucky! The chemistry is forced, with their heavy breathing.

Leigh
Leigh

This comment on James Scott acting is ridiculous. He is the best actor they have on the show. His character is very volatile and emotional, so he has to portray that range of emotions. His scenes with Chandler Massey were wonderful and the character of Will was never so interesting as when he was paired with EJ as his employee/protege. The writers made a huge mistake stopping that storyline. Oh and I think he was nominated for a couple of Emmys in recent years, so apparently someone disagrees with your assessment. Don’t remember any other men from the show besides Chandler getting nominated recently.

Vicki
Vicki

I completely agree with you. When I read the comment about James Scott and his acting ability I was speechless. Anyone with a pulse can see that the man can act. As a matter of fact sometimes I believe the show actually limits him. He is so powerful I dont think the writers can match his skills with good material. I also believe Eric Martsolf is a great actor but the writers have got to write just as consistently for him as they do James Scott.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I think JS is a good actor, but EJ belongs with Nicole. I would rather Sami be with Rafe or Lucas. That’s good romance right there!

whisper
whisper

Exit stage left for this viewer. EJami has had many chances to bring up the ratings and they fail everytime. It’s because all the other fanbases make their exit till the show is entertaining again. Only EJami’s find them exciting, no one else.

Angela
Angela

Really? They failed? Grief sex last year had very good ratings and so did the weeks after the cliffhanger and EJami were a huge focus, so I wll have to wholeheartedly disagree. I don’t think the pairing of Safe has ever done anything for the ratings because they are as dull as dirt.

Elayne
Elayne

When was this?

The two times the ratings spiked it was because EJ and Sami were front and center. Once in November when they thought Johnny was dead and the last time right before the Olympics when it looked like they were FINALLY going to get together.

Both times the ratings went up and both times the writers went backwards and the ratings dropped again.

As MF said in his OP, the writers TEASE the fans with EJami but never follow thru, they’ve never actually gotten them together.

cjb
cjb

Amen to that….6 long years and as JS said…they have never really written a love story, a couples story for Ejami.

They are LONG over due and I love the gray but romantic element they bring to Days. The show has enough straight laced “good” pairings its time for one that has some gray in the middle. Sami and EJ are both ant-hero/heroine characters and they are at their best when they are true to character and not trying to become too pure or too dark.

Their chemistry is unmatched….and they have never been official yet! They are going to knock the GA’s socks off!! GO EJAMI!! 😀

Red
Red

A ejami is certainly long overdue and I’m so happy that it’s coming

Dmitri
Dmitri

Well the ratings now sure as hell suck, and EJami are together…what is your excuse now?

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree with whisper. No ratings boost because nobody cares for the forced gross couple.

Vicki
Vicki

All I can say is “We will see”

Mary SF
Mary SF

Wow, now I feel old, because I remember her first show and I can’t believe it has been 20 years. Personally I was rooting for Sami to end up with Austin, and when he came back to town last year, I had my hopes up, but now it looks like that ship has sailed for good. Right now, given her history with both EJ and Rafe I don’t understand why either one of them would want her and vice versa. Perhaps it is time for Sami to get a new love interest.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I think if she can’t be with Rafe, she should be with Lucas.

Nick
Nick

Just wondering,

How was Alison able to sign this deal when the future of DOOL is still very much in question? I believe that Sony’s contract with NBC to air DOOL expires in September 2013, with an option for 2013-14. The ratings for the show are dismal, especially in the key young female demos.

The fact that DOOL shoots so far in advance (3-4 months ahead, I think) is a major negative for the show, IMO. If stories clearly aren’t working and registering with viewers, it takes at least as long as that for any writing revisions to be seen on the screen, assuming they’re done right away. Heck, about a month ago DOOL shot its 12,000th episode, which won’t air until January! Most soaps, even the ones recently cancelled, tape(d) only about 5-6 weeks ahead.

Given this production schedule, it stands to reason that NBC would probably have to announce their renewal decision by February or March, at the latest. DOOL’s numbers during this November sweeps are going to be critical, and these latest fall ratings can’t bode too well for its future. In the event that NBC does decide to cancel DOOL, I’d hope they give the writers and producers enough time to pen a proper and satisfying ending.

Brithney
Brithney

The Days writers blew it after the Olympic cliffhanger. They had brought in well over 400,000 viewers with that set up, and EJami was front and center. Then suddenly the stories got flipped, and Rafe was thrown into EJami’s story and ratings soon took a dive. Overall, the writers don’t know how to keep the viewers they gain. They do a bunch of stunts to wheel fans in, but they don’t build on story.

Also, 3 month filming ahead is going to effect them a lot. If stories aren’t working you can’t see any change for 3 months. I know it saves them money, but to what end.

Elayne
Elayne

They pull Sami and EJ out when they need folks to tune in, they need their ratings up during sweeps and then side line them & fans tune back out.

If they do the bait and switch eventually, fans will keep biting.

Tricia
Tricia

Hello! Rafe or our lives has cost this show big time! His character should be shot!

cjb
cjb

Agreed…rafe’s random reappearance post getting dumped by Carrie was beyond pathetic and really killed the awesome momentum EJami had built up to…..SO so glad they are finally getting them back on track!

Red
Red

We got rafed and that’s when it went downhill

JamesFan
JamesFan

Why can’t she go away? Sami has been nothing but a cancer to this show for the past 18 years.

Dmitri
Dmitri

You said it! So tired of that fickle whore! I love Ali, but all of Sami’s storylines revolve around men.

SAFEfan4ever
SAFEfan4ever

I’m happy that Ali is staying another year, but I won’t be a part of a show that promotes a relationship between a rapist/abuser and his victim. It’s so wrong in so many levels. We’ve reminded TPTB time and time again that this SL sends a wrong message to the young generations and to the victims of rape and abuse. Yet, they play deaf ears to our pleas. I hope they realize that before it’s too late.

I watch the show to be entertained during my downtime, not curse at what’s happening on my TV screen. I enjoy watching Sami and Rafe, the epitome of romance. Their love is based on honesty and family values. SAFE got me hooked back to the show in 2008 after taking a leave for 10 yrs. I don’t want to see any scheming and manipulating that EJ is renowned for! Ej makes me sick, the most devious character in soapdom!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Oh please– EJ and Sami are cut from the same cloth, both are liars, schemers and manipulators. They have this twisted S&M thing going on between them, where the line between love and hate is wiped out and passion and violence merge. Is it perverted? Yes. Is it demented? Yes. Is it entertaining- yes because it is a tv show, not real life. In real life the both of them would be an asylum for the criminally insane, but in a soap opera it works. I don’t think EJ even comes close to being a devious as his father Stephano, who is the still is and will be the greatest soap villian of all time.

Karen
Karen

Exactly! The Sami that is with Rafe is Carrie 2.0. No wonder Rafe fell in love with Carrie as soon as she hit the screen. Whatever happens between EJ and Sami they always find their way back to each other. The writers need to bring Carrie back for Rafe and give him the woman he really wants.

Cathleen
Cathleen

EJami is demented but they are NOT entertaining. Not for one second. Maybe to you but not to many. I’ve read that the ratings went up after the Olympics but why would anyone give EJami the credit for that? We didn’t get to watch anything but that for 2 wks, every show had a spike in ratings after that. Makes me laugh that you all are so proud of it when all it was was Will saving Sami afterall. LOL

Elayne
Elayne

There is a segment of the audience who want fare that’s more adult oriented. Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, Dexter, etc. Why shouldn’t DAYS appeal to a broader audience and give couples everyone can love. Sugary sweet couples and hot and spicy couples? Something for everyone. If anyone can’t handle hot and spicy or don’t like sugary sweet, that’s what the remotes for.

april
april

I am a rape surviver(not victim)i love sami/ej together.its fiction not real!and how come i never hear how evil sami is for raping austen or how evil jack is for raping kayla or how evil bill was for raping laura?the other characters were all forgiven and its not talked about so why doesn’t ej get the same forgiveness.it seems to me that there are rapists running all over salem and thats acceptable if you’re isn’t dimera!and i don’t think most people want to watch soaps for family values.if i wanted that i’d watch the waltons!

Red
Red

I love ur post. I praise u for ur strength.

Elayne
Elayne

I was in your shoes, too, and I love Sami and EJ. To your list can I add Victor raping Nicole and Tony raping Liz.

As a woman if I am upset about a rapist and his victim I should be just as offended by romanticizing any rapist.

Sophie
Sophie

A relationship between a rapist and his victim wasn’t a problem when Sami and Austin were together.

Dmitri
Dmitri

It was, and nobody was rooting for Sami to be with Austin, they were rooting for her and Lucas.

Marlee
Marlee

I feel if your concerns were legitimate and heartfelt, the show would be more inclined to listen. I’ve known for years if the “Anybody but EJami” fan bases kept crying the rape, it would lose its impact. The word and argument were overused by those who could care less about real victims, that’s where the argument went off the rails. Now, nobody is listening. I used to think about it when I saw posts like this. Now I no linger give a rats azz. I’ve even become a huge EJami fan.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree. EJ and Nicole have the gray romance everyone wants. Sami makes EJ a weakling and a wimp who begs for a woman who doesn’t love him to be with him. Those two did so many twisted things to each other. There’s a reason Sami abandons him everytime for Rafe and Lucas. Because she actually loves them!

Patti
Patti

I am very happy that Ali has agreed to stay on as Sami on Days. I am, however,
disheartened that once again we are having Ej and Sami thrown in our faces as
a couple. Considering the horrible acts Ej has engineered on Sami I find it insulting
that they would consider this relationship. Ej raped Sami, had her raped by a imposter,
and kidnapped her little girl and set it up as if the child was dead. This is not romantic
it is despicable. I hope Ken Corday reconsiders this storyline. Sami needs to be
with Rafe who is a decent man who has always treated her with respect.

Karen
Karen

Yes, he treated her with such with respect when he lusted after her sister, the one person every guy she’s cared about chose over her except EJ. He also showed such respect when he lied to her face over and over and over about being Nicole’s baby daddy when he knew it hurt her, and on top of that was will to bed her and never tell the truth. At least with EJ she knows what she’s getting, Rafe is a hypocrite who pretends to be all knowing and right.

TinyTim
TinyTim

Oh please, that arguement is redundant and dull. Safe’s marriage was suffering because of EJ’s obsession. NastyGriefSex turned Sami blind to the fact she was pulling away from Rafe and being quite a biotch too. Carrie was there helping Rafe and a kiss happened. Big deal!

So what if Nicole asked a friend (EJ has never been a friend to anyone) to help her do something Sami had asked of Rafe as well The fact that Sami is such a hypocrite to get upset and not understand why Rafe did that (again to keep another child from EJ) is ridiculous and mean spirited, another words she’s selfish as selfish can be.

So your argument is moot.

cjb
cjb

FOR REAL!! The second rafe learned Carrie’s name “safe” was D.O.A. With Sami Brady….there is no coming back from falling for her SISTER!! OMG! Even in real life that would be a deal breaker!

I LOVE that EJ has only ever had eyes for Samantha….he never once leaned Carrie’s way, and he would not have bothered with Nicole or her ridiculous sister had Sami not rejected him.

Karen
Karen

Rafe is the one who offered up his sorry butt as father to Nicole’s baby. Nicole did ask him to do that. And I’m sorry, but just because Sami was distant in her marriage doesn’t make it ok for Rafe to push his tongue down her sisters throat. Also, Rafe and Carrie were attracted to each other long before Sami slept with EJ so your point is moot. As Sami said, Rafe is a hypocrite. He’s always right, while everyone is wrong….Please! He and his boring sister should leave Salem ASAP.

Karen
Karen

Correcting my last post by saying that Nicole Did Not ask Rafe to play daddy. Also Rafe and Nicole were never friends when he offered up the lie, so that’s BS about him helping his friend. He did it to get back at EJ and to hurt Sami period.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Thank you TinyTim! I do love Carrie with Rafe, but I’d much rather have Sami end up with Rafe than have her end up with EJ!

Sherry
Sherry

I love Ali and her character, Sami. However, I will not be watching her if Sami is to be linked romantically with EJ!! Sami LOVES Rafe and will NEVER love EJ the same way. I will not watch a victim be “romantic” with her abuser!!! If I can’t have ROMANTIC SAFE together..well, good luck with the show!! I have signed off as of Oct. 31st unless I see something worth watching which will not be Sami and EJ!!! I love SAFE and will not settle for Ejami!! I know a lot of us feel this way…Give Ejami their time but I will not be watching!! I guess bullies win once again!! Really sad that NBC and Sony have bowed to this bullying and reward it!! I may come back if SAFE is made to be the great team they are for longer than a few months!! Adios, DAYS!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

A couple weeks back on this website there were over 100 posts supporting EJ and Sami being together. I guess these are the people you refer to as bullies. I seriously doubt the writers are influenced by public opinion, if they were the show would be a mess. Wait a minute– maybe that explains it, instead of writing for ratings they should just write a good storyline for a change, for that is what is killing this show, not because Sami isn’t with Rafe.

Tiffany
Tiffany

Reading these comments I see a lot of anti EJ and Sami spammers who have nothing better to do than spew crap all over the comment section. It’s so obvious the agenda going on.

Elayne
Elayne

Yes, Sami and Rafe had several years being catered to with the writing and suddenly the “bullies” have “won”. If only this were true EJami would have happened years ago.

Elayne
Elayne

NBC/SONY doesn’t respond to “bullying”. They respond to the ratings & what will bring eyes to the commercials.

Obviously, Safe isn’t bringing enough eyes, but during the CH and GriefSex, eyes were brought to NBC and that isn’t bullying, that’s the bottomline all businesses pay attention to.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I think people have misunderstood what I was trying to say or else they are responding to the wrong comment. My point was a good storyline is at the heart and soul of any soap opera. When writers are driven by who likes who and they keep changing course based soley on ratings — the storyline suffers. I still maintain a good well written storyline will bring in viewers regardless of who is with who. If Days tanks it won’t because Sami was with EJ or with Rafe. It tanked because the storylines and characters were all over the place and boring.

As for Sami- people forget she is not a heroine. She is the bad girl who kidnapped her baby sister, tricked Austin into believing she slept with him, decieved him about Will being his father, shot a man in the head, etc etc etc and on soaps bad girls never get their man. Carrie was a heroine she got the guy. Jennifier was a heroine she got her guy. Hope is a heroine she got her guy. Sami is lumped in with the Nicole Walkers and the Kate Roberts of the soap world and those women will have relationships, but in the end they never get to live happily ever after no matter who they are with.

Sonya
Sonya

I don’t see how I’m a bully since I very rarely post anywhere but whatever. I guess if I’m not a fan of Sami and Rafe that automatically makes me a bully. I hope the writers will bring back Carrie for Rafe, they were a much better match and CC and GG have a ton of chemistry. I will never forget the way Rafe couldn’t keep his eyes off of her when she was rubbing ice all over herself, they were so sexy and romantic. Cafe Forever and Always.

Elayne
Elayne

I thought the best thing about Carrie and Rafe was that Carrie was still allowed to be Carrie. She didn’t have to pretend to be someone she wasn’t, she was perfect for him just like she was.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Yes Cafe forever! Safe is good too, but I think Sami is destined to end up with Lucas.

L
L

Oh and you aren’t a bully I suppose? ! Hahaha…Thanks for the laugh, ma chérie 😉

True, EJami fans can be vocal, but in general they’ve always respectful. Anti-EJami fans are just as loud (if not more so) and they’re often quite NASTY-even going personally attacking people who like EJami as “sick”.

L
L

* even going as far as attacking people personally and calling them “sick”.

Marlee
Marlee

Bullies. LOLHow did you find out I Have Ken Corday chained up in my basement? He will do as I say, or I’ll take away his iPad.

Judy T
Judy T

Very happy for Ali….but cannot support the EJ/Sami storyline. Mr. Scott may refer to their everending story as a “fairy tale,” but I totally disagree. When you love someone, you don’t put a psychotic felon in her bed to have sex with her, thinking it’s her husband….that’s called rape. I don’t see much love there, not to mention all his manipulations just so she can be seduced by him. If this is what Ken Corday is investing his “lock, stock and barrell” in, I’m afraid he blew it! I’ve watched Days since day one…. sure, we had storylines of rape and other soapy situations…but this s/l, at this time and place for women does not apply. Sami is supposed to be capable of running a company and yet is so stupid and be so gullible to all of EJ’s little tricks and charms… please! Days insults every woman capable of thinking! If EJ has to work so hard to get Sami to love him, you’d think he’d realize it just ain’t there! Days going with Ejami is a huge mistake……. sometimes sex is just sex, and a bad situation is just that. With so many avenues to take EJ, maybe with another female love interest… and Sami, with her mischievous schemes, and so totally in love with Rafe…let it play out. I’m so disappointed with the two week Rafe & Sami romance build up, only to be dashed into nothing. Days never really tells a story any more, all it does it tease us for fan interest…. unfortunately for Days, there aren’t too many Samis out there….

Wallflower
Wallflower

I suppose it was different when Sami raped Austin, then, eh?

Judy T
Judy T

Sami was young then…not a mother of four. She has had years of experiences and maturing. Can we all say that we would repeat our past mistakes knowing the pain they caused. A soap isn’t like real life, but it should be realistic to a point… Sami’s bouncing from man to man as a mother of four has turned her into a morally low character…this past year she has been written OOC and it’s disappointing to see. She admits to Rafe just last week how she now realizes all EJ has done and what a fool she was to believe him….but soon we’ll see her written as falling under his spell again! This is just repetitive and truly bad writing with absolutely no imagination. I’m will be so saddened if this truly happens….there could be so much written in a positive light for Sami, but as long as they continue to attach her to EJ, she will continue to lose the admiration of the many who have always stood by her.

Karen
Karen

She won’t lose me as a fan if they go with EJami, and I’m sure there’s many who feel the same way I do. EJ apologized for what happened that night and even Sami herself said it wasn’t like that. She was hurt because of the way he treated her after. Sami has moved on and so have majority of the viewers IMO. Agenda driven posters mean nothing, and it’s obvious that’s all it is with people screaming Rape whenever EJami are close to getting together again.

Sami has been written OOC with Rafe. She becomes Carrie 2.0 and lose her fire. Ali herself have said she prefers a grey Sami instead of the goody goody she tries to be with Rafe. Majority of Sami fans have been her fans from the start when she was the bad and bitchy girl. We weren’t rooting for that Carrie wanna be we saw these last couple of years.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Karen, then I think Sami should be put with Lucad. They are the gray couple of the soap. I hate to see EJ become the boring goody two shoes he is now because Sami insists he avoid the DiMeras and “change”. You EJamis claim you want the gray couple, but you just get a sappy boring relationship. You cannot have your cake and eat it too.

JO
JO

So glad that Ali is staying, but not happy at all about any potential EJ and Sami pairing. It’s makes no sense at all and is insulting to a majority of fans.

L
L

How do you know it’s a “majority of fans”? Do you know the entire GA? And who they like/don’t like?

Rotkopf64
Rotkopf64

Happy for Ali but I’m so disappointed in the possible pairing of Sami n EJ. I will not be watching if they pair EJ and Sami together! SAFE is all I care to watch! I guess I will have to start watching GH TOO!

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree. I am so sick of EJami being the forefront od Days.

one4damoneytwo4daslut
one4damoneytwo4daslut

EJ? I’m done!

SafenSound
SafenSound

Luv the sign-in name, lol!

Dmitri
Dmitri

Spot on!

TheDonald
TheDonald

EJAMI YOUR FIRED!

So i’m going back to my penthouse and tune back to GH which was my favorite soap back in the day. DOOL has broken promise after promise. First we were told there would be more vets, 1/2 of them are gone. Then we were told we’d be getting more romance and adventure. Where is the romance and where is the adventure??

Peter Reckell is a smart cookie for getting off this sinking ship. Now i hear more bad news that EJami are to get a new start, ha, what a joke. Bye Bye Losers.

SafenSound
SafenSound

I can appreciate that they left him an open door to return. 🙂

Dmitri
Dmitri

Hopefully Bo comes back. So sick of EJami always being on the show. They’re a bad couple and waste of airtime.

RJ4
RJ4

Glad to hear that Alison is continuing. Sami may make you crazy and you want to shake her at times because she does things that you just can’t believe, but she keeps the show hopping, lively, and entertaining.

I suppose this is not going to be popular in this venue, but I would not mind seeing an Ej/Sami romance for real. I know they have a terrible past ( I was not watching when the worst happened many years ago, so maybe I do not know or feel the impact as much eventhough I can understand how people feel), but Ej and Sami (JS and AS) can also be very good together and have quite a chemistry and dynamic. They can be funny together, fiery, sexy, passionate, angry, etc. so it makes for dramatic, emotional viewing. With that said, whether they should be together ‘forever’ or for a very long term, not sure, but I would not mind that they finally have a ‘real’ relationship for awhile, and we see how it goes, ratings, etc., – if it works, they should continue, if not, they can separate. I do not dislike Rafe and Sami, but I am getting tired of the Ej/Sami/Rafe triangle.

Brithney
Brithney

Your opinion isn’t unpopular at all. Many fans Love EJami and want the romance. Otherwise they still wouldn’t be an option on Days and still be in each others stories the way they are. The comments sound agenda driven, and I’m pretty sure a person is probably spamming up a storm to drown out the EJami support before theiir fans come to comment. I guess it’s that serious for some.

L
L

Agreed, except for the Rafe and Sami bit ( can’t stand them, sorry).

EJ and Sami have a lot of potential and I would like a different story written for them, instead of the complete garbage that’s been written for them in the past.

I don’t know if it’s going to happen though. I don’t trust KC and Tomsell. At all.

karen
karen

I am so happy Ali resign for another year..Now if the writers can bring bck the badass/feisty/edgy Sami ..Sami/EJ one of the most popular couple on soaps.It’s time for Days to acknowledge them and give them a real chance NOMORE TEASING.Their chemistry is off the charts and they could be the superpower GREY COUPLE

Prashanthy
Prashanthy

Yah , I’m so happy that Ali re-signed!!!!! Ejami all the way :)!!!!!!

Cherish
Cherish

“So now legions of fans are waiting for their beloved EJami duo to finally start a full-blown romance …  something that has been teased, and teased, and teased for years!”

I love this part, it’s so true. I have been waiting forever for Ejami. Glad Ali decided to re-signed cause I am so ready for ejami baby!

Karen
Karen

So happy to hear about Ali, and I’m even more excited to finally see Days give EJami a real shot. I’ve been watching Days with my mom for years, and it’s great to know one of my favorite character will still be around. Ali and James have amazing chemistry, and make EJ and Sami one of the hottest pairings I’ve seen on Soaps.

Lena
Lena

So glad that Alison will be staying on Days. The character of Sami has become one of the most iconic on the show and it wouldn’t be,the same without her. Besides, if there’s no Sami, then there can’t be an Ejami pairing, and the possibility of EJami is what brought me back to the show in 2009, and is what has kept me watching through some pretty dark times for EJ and Sami. I’m excited by the preview that Days is putting “lock, stock, and barrel” behind them. What an exciting, dynamic, passionate couple they can be with good writing!

Tiffany
Tiffany

Yay for Ali!!

Bring on EJ and Sami 🙂 I’m such a big of the pair, and can’t wait. Thanks Michael! As always, keeping us soap lovers in the loop.

Red
Red

Im so freaking happy that she signed on for another year. Can’t wait for ejami to begin and yes they will be the endgame:)

Prashanthy
Prashanthy

I’m so happy Ali re-signed!!! Can’t wait for Ejami!!!!

Angela
Angela

Thanks for the news Michael! I’m very excited that Ali has a new contract and will be around at least another year. I’m very hopeful that Days has finally seen the light and will finally give EJami a chance.

Monica
Monica

I’m thrilled Ali is staying on Days!!! I’m part of the legions of EJami fans that has been waiting for 6 years to see them finally have a romance! Bring it on!!!

Brithney
Brithney

I wasn’t even aware Ali’s contract was up. Thanks for the info Michael, and as one of the legion of EJami fans I’m excited to finally see a real romance for these two. No more Stepford wife Sami please! I hope Kristen being on the scene will bring back the real Sami with fire. It will be fun seeing those two interact, and then Eric is coming on the scene also. Fun times ahead with Days. It looks like all my soaps are bringing the drama.

Cynthia
Cynthia

As a fan of Ali/Sami, Ejami and Days, I am very excited that Ali is staying and EJami is FINALLY a go! James Scott and Ali have incredible on screen chemistry . It’s about time these two great actors are in a lead romantic story together! Looking forward more than ever to Days!

Kiren
Kiren

Thanks so much for doing this article, I’m over the moon EJami is finally FINALLY being given a chance and I will be watching the tv screen avidly for the first time in years instead of muddling through the YouTube clips for EJami scenes

Paul
Paul

Ali delighted your staying with Days can’t wait for our Ejami reunion loved KC what he said about our couple in SOD its time to end Safe they are a ratings failure when ever Ejami got together the Demos have gone grief sex proved this last year and when they were together in August ratings were good they going went down when Rafe came back into Sami’s life. Rafe needs to move like Lucas has done he will never belong with Sami EJ is only man that loves and understands her even Sami said was herself with EJ. Ejami fans outnumber Safes by a mile i think NBC and Sony know that so many have left because of Safe and i think your see them all coming back to watch again. EJ has been destroyed because this Rafe character and the fans sick of it James Scott is much better than GG by a mile in my opinion and that nothing against GG i just think James is the better actor and EJ chemistry with Sami is mind blowing.

So Ali glad your staying with the show love i know you and James will make this show great again can’t wait for Ejami to happen.

Paul
Paul

To Safe fans you had your couple Days has given you loads of pay off at the the expense of Ejami and EJ. Ejami fans never had Ejami in the way we want them and that is Sami loving him over Rafe and Lucas its our turn now and i still say and i believe our fan base is much bigger than yours by a mile, I don’t want to get into a row with you anyway this is about Ali and her staying with Days i am delighted to see her stay another year.

Ali whatever story like you and James are involved hope we will see Sami loving EJ in the end he deserves her love he is a good man who gets treated like crap just because he is a Dimera yes he is a villain i get that but he has a heart as well and at times Sami treated him like he not even human like he got no feelings at all i hope that changes soon.

Red
Red

I completely agree

Cherish
Cherish

I agree also. The ejami fanbase is huge. There.is.no.comparison

Gail
Gail

There was never a payoff. EJ was always ruining everything. Every time Safe were looking happy the writers tossed in more EJ obsession. Tweaking Sami’s emotions negatively just enough to upset their love story. I HATE EJ

Elayne
Elayne

Which just proves that Rafe’s obsession with EJ was the entire basis of Safe.

Bad writing? If you have to throw someone under the bus to make a pairing work, well, there’s Safe in a handbasket.

Dmitri
Dmitri

You’re so right! EJ always ruins everything. He should be with Nicole. In terms of ratings, bring on Lumi. They have an enormous fanbase.

myendlessloveejami
myendlessloveejami

Totally AGREE..Also..Great Post.

Paul
Paul

That poster who said Ejami has had many chances to bring up the ratings is full of rubbiish.

When has Ejami been written as the rooting couple?

Last 6 years we seen Sami lust after Lucas and Rafe while she was with EJ you think Ejami fans want to watch that crap the sux summer of 2010 was all Safe and we had Ejami together while she was thinking of Rafe your couple is the one that tanked the ratings when they had Sami shoot him and Safe reunion ratings were something like 1.7 i think Ken Corday finally realises who was tanking the ratings and it wasn’t Ejami it was Safe because no ones like that Rafe except for a few fans EJ is a much more popular than Rafe will ever be. Rafe is a phony he prends to be a good guy when he nothing but a bent cop who breaks the rules when suits at least EJ doesn’t pretend to be someone he is not that is why the GA love him so much he is a bad biy with a heart as well.

Dmitri
Dmitri

You can say that again!

Dmitri
Dmitri

I retract my comment.

Kay
Kay

I’m glad Ali is sticking around. Sami is one of my favorite characters so this news is great to hear. As for ejami… I’m super excited! I’m ready for the writers to go all in with this couple. No more teasing! I’ve never felt a better match for Sami than EJ, though Brandon did come close. EJ loves every facet of her completely and never tries to change her. It’s intriguing and I would love to see Sami admit she loves him (because we all know she does), let go of her fears and be with him.

Maggie
Maggie

I’m so happy that Ali is staying with Days for another year. What an accomplishment for her to reach her 20th anniversary with Days when she’s only in her 30’s. But then, this is a woman who’s quite adept at accomplishing a number of things, from actress to TV show hostess to spokesperson for a variety of causes. This is a woman who sets goals for herself and then achieves them. A quick look at Ali Sweeney’s life makes the rest of us look like giant slackers.

I’ve loved me some Sami Brady since Ali first brought us this rebel who was willing to go to extremes and who could come up with the most convoluted plots, all to get what she wanted. With her desperate need for love and acceptance, Sami quickly won over my heart. She’s been my favorite character to root for over the years, and I love her in spite of scheming she might do that leaves me shaking my head and muttering ‘Sami, Sami, Sami’.

I am so looking forward to seeing this new relationship that appears to be developing between Sami and EJ. It’s the right time for it to happen for my girl Sami. After spending years trying to be good enough for her family to accept her, it looks as if Sami’s finally going to come to terms with the fact that what’s right for her and what her family thinks is right for her are two different things, and she’ll finally follow her heart. Besides, I love the fact that Sami and EJ are both going to have the family they’ve always wanted and that Johnny and Sydney are finally going to have their two parents united. It’s a win-win situation for everyone. And, truly, I can’t wait to see what Sami and EJ can accomplish together, rather than being at odds.

My hat’s off to Ali. She’s incredible. I wish her many more years on the show.

DD
DD

The question is “how do we feel about the news of Sweeney staying put”? I’m loving it! I’ve loved her work on Days over the years and even though there are times the viewers want to spank Sami for being bad, the fact that the character invokes so much emotion tells that Ms. Sweeney is doing her job and quite well, I might add! I do hope that for 20 years of loyal service to the show, Days does something special for her!

I’m grateful that even though she has other projects outside of Days, including first and foremost her family, the show is quite important to her enough to stay a bit longer. Can’t wait to see what Sami has in store for everyone, including herself!

Show us what you got, Ali!

Lisa Greenway
Lisa Greenway

Great!!Im so happy.Sami is a fave of mine now.Now maybe we can get to the EJAMI story Me and many others have waited 6 LONG years for.Perhaps once their story gets going again,we can get DEMOS(thats what pays the bills)back into second place again,like the end of August.Into it veered off into boredomville.Yea Ali!!!And GOOO Ejami…

Elayne
Elayne

I am thrilled that AS has re-signed and that Corday has finally realized that his attempts to ruin EJ and Sami have failed and that many fans simply love them together, and yes, they have had many romantic moments, among the bad.

I’m tired of being teased and had walked away from DAYS soon after the CH ended and Rafe transported back into Sami’s life. Watching Sami grovel to a man who constantly puts her down and disapproves of her isn’t romantic at all. At least when EJ and Sami fight, it’s as equals. He treats her as an adult, who loves her unconditionally and more importantly respects her, something Rafe has proven he does not.

Regarding the “rapist and his victim” this isn’t new ground. DAYS broke that taboo with Bill and Laura Horton. General Hospital rode that wave and produced the #1 Supercouple of all time, they were smart enough not to cut their noses off to spite their faces and I don’t know, but I don’t think there was a rash of women falling in love with their rapists after that, then again, some women have a low opinion of other women if they really believe we’re so gullible that we can’t separate a soap opera from our real lives. It’s kind of ironic that many of those same fans have absolutely no issue with a woman being with a rapist, as long as it isn’t ‘his victim’ which doesn’t make an ounce of sense. Why don’t they have a problem with EJ being with anyone, or Sami for that same reason?

All I know is what I want from a daytime drama, and watching Sami pretending to be someone she isn’t for a man isn’t entertaining AND if women are taking lessons from a soap on how to behave, that would be more harmful, more likely to happen, then anything between Sami and EJ.

It’s past time for the writers to finally see what so many of us see, the chemistry that puts the 4th of July fireworks to shame.

L
L

Bravo! Very well said Elayne. The whole “rapist with his victim” is just a load of hypocritical, agenda-driven bs (sorry for the language):

1. They have a problem with EJami because EJ raped Sami-which I can understand. But then they turn around and want this “rapist” with another woman (Nicole)-who he’s abused emotionally and physically. Wha…?!

2. This soap is just too absurd to take it seriously…Speaking for myself, I find it IMPOSSIBLE to apply real life logic and values to this soap in particular. Often I find myself saying “Man this soap is so dumb.” It also looks incredibly fake, has no soul and is so outdated with it’s black/white storytelling. It’s not how the real world works. Compare it to any british soap and you know that the latter are vastly superior. Furthermore, despite liking EJami (btw I HATED what happened between them on 12/29) I have absolutely no intention of falling in love with my rapist. Lmao…Come on people. I highly doubt that is even remotely possible in the real world.

Also I feel really sorry for those that think DOOL is sending “messages”….Wha…?!

Elayne
Elayne

DAYS isn’t sending any messages. If it were why aren’t their cries of outrage over the way the SPD is portrayed. The medical staff wouldn’t know a HIPPA violation if it bit them in the backside.
I understand that there are fans who don’t like EJami. That’s fine. I don’t like Safe or Jarlena, but getting on their high horse and trying to preach from some moral superiority or question MY morals speaks more about them than it does about me.
I do know the difference between real life and reel life something I’m not sure some do.

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The highly-anticipated second season of the hit digital drama series, Ladies of the Lake is now available as of today and streaming on Amazon.

Executive Produced by Michael Caruso (he is also the writer of the series), and DAYS Kyle Lowder, who also stars in the series, ‘Ladies’ picks up six months following where season one left off.

Season one and the original concept was based on an adaption of Days of our Lives executive producer, Ken Corday’s novel of the same name.  Corday is also behind Ladies of the Lake season two, and executive producer.

DAYS favorite, Arianne Zucker (Nicole) is back and has been upped to series regular.  Look for other familiar faces to join the other all-star soapy cast including: Rob Scott Wilson (Ben, DAYS), Kathleen Gati (Liesl, GH), and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix, GH).

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DAYS Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on Days of our Lives, Lani (Sal Stowers) is in danger as the baby she is carrying is in trouble.  How will the outcome of her premature delivery send reverberations through Salem for not only her, but JJ (Casey Moss), and Eli (Lamon Archey) as well?

Elsewhere, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) does not want to return to Salem, and opens up to Ben (Rob Scott Weston) about what has been happening in her life, which brings them closer.  Will Ben insist she go back home?  Will Ciara look past all of Ben’s previous horrible acts, and get to know him for who he is now?

Meanwhile, John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) continue to plan their wedding, and Chad (Billy Flynn)  offers up to assume the role of CEO of Titan … and then, what will happen now that Will (Chandler Massey) was injected with the serum pf Dr. Rolf’s to attempt to regain his memories?

Check out more teasers below for the action in Salem, and check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC here.

Monday, June 18

Will has a flash of memory.

Tuesday, June 19

The Hortons rally around Eli and Lani as she undergoes an emergency c-section.

Wednesday, June 20,

Will keeps a secret from Paul.

Thursday, June 21

Hope is relieved when Ciara calls her, but is upset by her daughter’s news.

Friday, June 22

Kate makes a huge confession to Chad.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ben Recalls The Terror He Caused In The Cabin!

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On Wednesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) has brought Ciara (Victoria Konefal) to a very familiar place to him, the old abandoned cabin in the woods where he had: tied up Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail, where he had traumatized Abigail, and where she had given birth to Thomas, and where he murdered the midwife, Wendy (Denice Duff).  Throughout the episode, Ben flashes back to all those moments in time, and the heinous acts he perpetrated.

For this episode, DAYS re-created these key scenes in Ben and Abigail’s back-story, by having Marci Miller redo the scenes, originally played at the time by Kate Mansi.  Both Wilson and Miller were riveting to watch.

In present time, as Ben tends to Ciara’s wounds, he looks around the cabin and flashes to kidnapping Abigail.  When Ciara finally starts regaining consciousness and starts to moan, it brings back memories of Wendy aiding Abigail in the birth of her son, Thomas.  He recalls murdering Wendy and burying her.  Ben begins to relive more and more moments, and then the horrific time he wanted to set Chad and Abby on fire.  Ben continues to get more beside himself, and begins to pant recalling it all.

Later, Ben is standing in a corner, staring at the flame of the lighter that had been used to start the fire that had nearly killed Chabby. Just then, Ciara wakes up and takes a look at Ben. and she screams,”Oh my God.”

What did you think of the performance of Rob Scott Wilson? What did you think about Marci Miller redoing the scenes originally that aired that were played by Kate Mani? Comment below.

 

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