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DAYS Alison Sweeney Shares Thoughts On Playing Sami's Reaction To EJ's Death & Counts Down Top Five EJami Moments!

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Courtesy/Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) has been holding back to share her “DAYS of Sami”  facebook countdown related to her favorite EJami moments!  That is because as long time fans of the duo have witnessed, EJ (James Scott) has been murdered and Sami is reeling and grieving!

Today, Alison posted this: “So, hi EJami fans – yup, it’s me. not sure if you even want to read my #DaysofSami blog today, or if perhaps you can’t because your eyes are bloodshot? I know that I for one, had to lie down with a pounding headache and drink a gallon of water after filming the scenes from today’s episode. But now you know, I had to wait until now to publish my top EJami moments because I thought it might be the right time to look back over this troubled, emotional, stubborn couple’s journey. (And just as a reminder – for those whose loyalty perhaps lies in a different direction. Please be respectful of my intentions for my posts this week and refrain from any anti-Ejami opinions here. Thanks!)”

As for her new countdown – for starters in at #5 was  – EJ and Sami tango contest at the pier!  Alison explained:  “Now of course, I wouldn’t have traded playing Sami for anyone, but certainly, there was a time when it did seem like everyone else got to do the sappy romantic stuff. So, when i read in the script that EJ & Sami were going to participate in a tango contest on the pier? are you kidding me?! I was freakin’ thrilled. I was super psyched to show up a few extra times for rehearsals with our fantastic choreographer, Christy C.Buss. And boy, did she put us to work. learning the dance, understanding the moves, we definitely got a workout in those rehearsals. And it was just as fun and challenging as I’d hoped it would be. James and I worked hard to learn it enough that we were able to just go through the dance once we were out there on stage. And it turned out great, right?! What a fun memory for me as well as the characters, I’m glad we were able to bring it up again a few times in our last few episodes together.”

So now its your turn! Tell us what have been your favorite EJami moments over the years?

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So I’ve enjoyed Ali’s lists up until now. I’ve watched Days for four decades now and Sami was always a character I was fond of. When Ali posted Lumi moments she said be nice to her co-stars. which was understandable given how poorly some of her fans were treating all of her co-stars not named James Scott. When she posted Safe, she didn’t add any extra requests. Many fans from other ships posted in those threads with no respect for the subject. It happens, but NOW she’s asking the non-ejami fans to go away because it’s finally a subject that she cares about? Nice. Wasn’t the SOD interview where she made it clear that Sami’s ending was just for ejami fans, enough? Am I understanding the message correctly Ms. Sweeney? If we’re not ejami fans, we don’t matter? Maybe that’s not your intent. I hope that’s not your intention, but that sure is how it feels.

No, she didn’t say that at all. You’ve projected your own feelings so that you can continue your own mindset.

Maybe she asked because of those who can’t separate fiction from real life and call EJami fans supporters of rape or rapemance lovers or whatever other vulger things some like to throw out there. The writing for EJami is different than that of Lumi or Safe, so that may have been the reasoning behind asking people to be respectful. Alison has always been really good about not naming a favorite couple. She has done these countdowns for the three that probably have the biggest followings. She didn’t have to do these, but they have been fun. I for one will just appreciate that and not question her every move.

Suzee, u might want to read other articles, she has a lot of good to say about Lumi, Safe and the others.

Sami, the Character, in and of itself

Wow : what a trial and tribulation she’s “Lived”

AS : Live

having watched Sami from the beginning to herald her 21+ years later


what a marvel

she stood alone : stands out : stood by : ALL of Salem’ites

you can take all her many (lucky ) pairs… and have an opinion

Lucas : still my favorite (without all the histrionics) unequivocally loved being
Austin: immature…. he’s better with Carrie
Rafe : I smiled …. the belong with all her womanly senses perked
EJ: dangerous tingly fire sexual appetite

woah! what a career

for all of Sami world…. mom Marlena pillared with

wouldn’t it be just great to see Carrie come home… as Sami is exiting…. that Brady threshold

Austin..immature ? i am not more like dumb or should i say ‘naive’..ha ha and quite bland..even Carrie was fed up with him several times..last time she even wanted Rafe over poor lovestruck Austin..
And you forgot Brandon who was also a really great and fun Sami pairing..i love Ejami but Brandon and Sami dance on the roof at Halloween was very sexy and cute, at the same time. Ali Sweeney can create solid chemistry with many of her costars.

really?? Get over it! I am SURE,she didn’t mean it the way you mistook it! It seems that the final coupling for her at this point is EjAmi..I am sure that is what she meant. Ejamis’ have been through a rollacoaster of surprises over the last 7-8yrs.When Ejami finally seems to be getting the MUCH deserved Happy Ever After EJAMILY is leaving the show! Im sure she was lifting her Ejamis’ spirits.. To me she seems to Love ALL of her Fans!!

Suzee, she said “Please be respectful of my intentions for my posts this week and refrain from any anti-Ejami opinions here. Thanks!”

She never said go away. Just be respectful, like she asked when she posted Lumi memories.

How unfair you are. Ali Sweeney ALWAYS gave equal attention to her three most popular fanbases pairings (Lumi, Ejami, Safe), she is maybe the soap actress who has been the most respectful to fanbases. Sadly some fans (thankfully it is just ‘some’ fans) attack her again and again because they want to be exclusive and some few (i hope) cray can’t separate fiction from reality..attacking her like she is Sami..
Ali plays Sami, she is not Sami.

well said!

OMG she did NOT say that at all. She’s knows it’s a hot topic and she wants it to be respectful and not a bashing session. She asked basically if you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all. Way to twist it into something ugly~ actually proving her correct, some folks just don’t know how to be nice!

First of all, she DID NOT say that. Second, right after I read it I thought to myself how nasty the other fan bases are to the EJami fan base and she obviously knows that herself so that’s why put that in her post. That hook up fan base has actually turned on James because of his SOD interview. They are name calling and wanting a recast. They’ve been bashing Alison all along so I wasn’t surprised. Some people are just bitter and hate EJami wth blind hatred without ever even watching them and FF through their scenes. Boy, did they miss out. I guess the ratings are going to show that in the future.

Take a chill pill – no hating!

Oh for Pete’s sake, really? That’s what you’ve taken away from what Ali Sweeney said. She’s been gracious and kind to ALL her fans. Maybe the operative word here is “her” fans. If she hasn’t already, no doubt she’ll give due respect to fans of all her couples, including Austin.

I think the fact she did countdowns for every fan base says she cares about every fan base. She probably saw the trolls on the safe posts and didn’t want the same for ejami posts. I doubt she paid a bunch of people to attack safe fans. I think you are over reacting or reading too much into things. Anyways, Allison Sweeney thank you for your dedication to all fan bases and putting your all into your acting.

Awe the Tango…such a special moment and so fun. I have so many special EJami moments it’s hard to narrow it down! These two are just AMAZING screen partners. Each and every one of their scenes are so believable to watch. Whether they are sparring or loving you feel ALL the emotions. One of my favourites tho is the scene in the pub when EJ tells Sami that he will lie to his father about their marriage. Sami asks him why and he tells her because he loves her and wanted the chance to prove it to her. Prove it he did and they will certainly go down as the last super couple of Days. I will truly truly miss seeing both Alison Sweeney and James Scott on my screen. Thanks for the fabulous memories!

She’s not asking anyone to go away, she’s asking everyone to be respectful. (Thanks for honoring her request by the way.) The Lumi/EJAMI battle was much, much bigger than anything involving Safe and there’s no need to rehash it all. She didn’t have to do these lists. She did them to give each fanbase some love. Why can’t that be enough?

Finally!!!! Although perhaps a little too late. No other fan base has been as abused as ejamis even when the leading actors knew they wanted their characters together. James and Ali’s characters had to go through “filler” relationships to create “drama. Some worked Safe, Lumi, and Ejole while some missed the mark Ejaylor and Abifail. I’m all for good drama just not sloppy or lazy writing after we had dialogue after dialogue about EJ’s love then he trips and falls into Abigail?!?! (A character I was beginning to love until you turned her into a sex crazed maniac going after married men. Austin was enough.) I stopped watching in January and watch YouTube for clips of my favs such as Thrady and Ejami and Chabby. We already knew it and thanks for validating Ejami. My favorite moments were the tango, any time they fought to make out, when EJ realized he still loved Samantha (baby switch plot), Samantha proving EJ’s innocence, EJ begging his father to help him save Samantha.

“No other fan base has been as abused as ejamis”
This is a joke, right?

Nope, it is just the truth.

I Love You, Samantha Gene Brady

Teresa, Thank you for correctly spelling the character’s middle name…As you and others may know…she, in part, was named after Marlena’s best friend…Eugene (Gene) Bradford…I miss Eugene and Caliope!!!

Yes, Theresa. Thank you also. I would have thought it would be spelled ‘JEAN’ since this is the feminine form. ‘GENE’ is usually a man’s name, right?
Anyway, thanks again.

Personally, I have found all of Ali’s lists to be wonderful. She has loved every part of her character that she has played so well over the last 21 years. If you can’t appreciate the time and dedication she has taken to take a trip down the memory lane of Sami as a whole, then I don’t see how you can possibly be a fan of AS. Which makes me wonder: why you would even care what she posts at all, much less take the time to criticize it publicly? As far as my favorite EJAMI moment goes: When EJ told her he loves “the good, the bad, and everything in between…I love it all.” That is what true love is. Something no other man had ever given her.

Has she ever asked her ejami fans to respect other fans of the show?
Nice, Ali. So those of us who have been fans of yours for far longer than James was even on the show are just supposed to sit to the side and shut up while you continue to emphasize that any fan who isn’t an ejami fan doesn’t matter.
What a waste of time. This show needs to move the eff on from this stupid couple.
Can’t wait until November.
Ejami fans, PLEASE make good on your threats to leave the show with your couple.

When she posted her Lumi memories, she asked non-Lumis to be respectful, just like she did here for the Ejami memories.

If you read her words, you’d see that she is NOT putting Ejami above the others.

ridiculous, bitter and pathetic…i see.
All over the years Ali has praised the pairings with Lucas and Rafe, non-ejami fans ranting and playing victim are certainly rididculous.
And by the way you can be a fan of Sami since the beginning..and i mean a SAMI fan, just Sami, not the man attached to her and then being able to prefer Ejami among her different pairings years later.
Ali doesn’t own you anything just because you happened to watch her character since her first is silly.

If ALL the Ejami’s leave once AS and JS stop airing ratings would tank and Days will be canceled. That is a fact. Be careful what you wish for. 🙂

Delusions of grandeur – par for the course, LOL

I am a fan of Ej and Sami and their pairing, actually they were the reason i watched this soap opera but i can admit one or two characters doesn’t make a show, certainly the show will go on without them. Although i will not watch anymore (my choice, i prefer primetime) i know many will still watch. Just hope for them the storytelling will improve.

Are you saying the Ejami fans only? If so, you’re wrong. There are a lot of Ejami fans, but a lot of those fans also like other characters and storylines on DAYS.

*Ejami only fans

Exactly right. Like or hate any pairing, it takes an ensemble to build a soap. Bitter fighting and name calling our talented and hard-working actors just guarantees that your favorites will eventually not have a show to appear in. I’m with Ali. It’s not that hard to be respectful. And those who demand respect but cannot seem to give it simply do not understand the concept. Loved EJami from Day One! Ali and James had such range, chemistry, acting chops. They had too many fantastic scenes to pick a favorite.

My favorite Jumanji…er…Ejami moment is NOW…its over…let the stars shine on some other characters for a change…lol…i was a Sami and Lucas fan and was only ok with Sami and E.J. here and there but im not too BIG on a couple when he ‘rapes her’ and she ‘shoots him’…thats not romance to me!!! Go ahead EJami fans…make my day and let your angery hateful rebuttal begins…sticks and stones, i say…LOL!!!

No angry hate here. We are all different and will like pairings not all will agree on. I love EJami, that doesn’t mean I sit around and talk negatively about Lumi or Safe fans, it really is to each their own. I only take exception when someone who doesn’t know me calls me a supporter of rape just because I support a fictional soap couple. I think it it’s okay to ship whoever you want, just be respectful to those who don’t feel the same. So, from an EJami…I hope you have a great day 🙂

First of all i would never call Ejami fans supporter of rape…i couldve been a big supporter of their coupling myself had the two things i object to never happen: the rape and his shooting…it makes me hard to vision them as a romantic couple after that…both actors have had some amazing emmy nominated scenes…i wanted to love them as a couple but for the reasons i explained i just cant, and that doesnt mean i think Ejami fans are rape supporters and i would never call any of their fans names…i actually liked Sami with Lucas and E.J. with Nicole…some didnt and i never complain about it! And if both actors return in the future as guest or long term id be fine with that…they are both great actors…i just think knowing they are leaving i want to get it over and see how the others will do without them…and thats what i meant!!!

Jimh- Sorry, I wasn’t implying you called anyone negative things, just expressing I don’t like when it’s done.

It kind of looks like we both misunderstood each others comments so i apologize to you…sometimes my comments dont come out exactly as i think them…im not totally anti Ejami…i was just pointing out the two things i disliked about the pairing especially the rape part…i felt the same with GHs Luke and Laura…here are two great couples but the writers both ruined them for me to accept them as 100% romantic couple…i do like the actors and dont have anything against their fans…also when i said im glad they are over…i didnt mean it to come off as harsh…just want to see how the other characters are given the chance to move more front and center and how it plays out without Ejami…i understand your dislike for it when someone accuses Ejami fans rape supporters…i find it disrespectful and totally uncalled for just like when similiar responses happen to me over something i like or dislike…i guess once in awhile it happens to all of us and its best not to let it get the best of us if we can help it…take care and happy Days watching!!!

I can’t say that I disagree with you, jimh. I was never an EJAMI fan. I liked EJ with Nicole. I thought she could “match” him because she is quick-witted and street smart. Even though I have never been an EJAMI fan, I thought their last few scenes were very touching and the hospital scenes did bring a tear to my eye. I also think Ali has been very respectful to the character that she has played for over two decades, her co-stars, the writers, and the show as a whole.

I find Sami as much quick-witted and street smart as Nicole..shrug.
But i can respect your taste, we don’t share the same tastes, no big deal.
And at least you don’t use the tiring hypocritical ‘i don’t like Ejami because they are toxic, they did that and that to each others’ drivel that many of their detractors used for years now..when they loved these two characters with characters who had also a ‘toxic’ history and did that and that to each others (for example Sami and Ej’s history/past with Lucas and Nicole).

Well i just explained above to another above what my comment meant…i just want there departure over so the other characters can have a shot to shine…i too loved E.J. and Nicole together…and i agree both Allison and James had some wonderful scenes together and should be emmy nominated next year!!!

Jimh – I’m an EJami with no stones to throw. I sincerely hope that now that the EJami era on Day has ended that you get the show that you’ve been hoping for. I’ve loved EJami in spite of the insults hurled my way for years for being a fan of a fictional couple. I wouldn’t trade those years of EJami fandom for anything.

I was entertained by the couple but i just wasnt a big fan…dont get my comments misunderstood…i know they were popular and i wasnt insulting any fan…knowing they are leaving i just want it over to see how the other characters work without them…thats all…and i never threw any insults at anyone who like the couple…everyone has favorites…the actors were great and i wouldnt mind seeing both return in the future…its just that i feel that several characters were neglected and poorly underused and i just want to see how it goes without E.jami…

you will see it very soon, just let’s those who enjoy them and will miss them express their feelings since it is an article about them and their favorite moments together.

But Lucas framing her for a murder HE did, which put her on death row and almost killed her (actually onscreen she was dead but in a soap fashion they resurrected her..Mike Horton did it, by the way) as well as Lucas, again, using a doll looking like their son Will in order to make her crazy and pushing her to suicide..among many other ‘great’ things’ was romance for you ? ok…

It is not ‘hateful’ rebuttal jim, it is just underlining your half-truths, pitiful whitewashing truths concerning one pairing (the one you surprising) while doing the exact opposite for the one you dislike..i hope, i made your day..lmao.

No it wasnt romance for me…i didnt like that(spoiled one of days best pairing)…BIG DIFFERENCE is Lucas and Sami came to an end
Then Sami gets raped by E.J. and Sami shoots him but yet they stay together…GET THE DIFFERENCE…lmbfao!!!

They are still pulling the L & S pairing out of the closet and dusting them off. When I was raped, I didn’t get a choice. Plus, RL couples have different thresholds, don’t forget the Bobbitt. Ouch! Now there’s one that’ll haunt ya!

Sara i wasnt making it an arguement until some made it one…big deal so i dont like two things about Ejami…it doesnt mean its the end of the world…you obviously dont know me and my sense of humor from previous topics…’make my day…lol’…i was simply joking and showing my sense of humor…but obviously some took it all the wrong way…i have no problems with replies but some take it a bit too far…IM NOT AGAINST EJAMI FANS…i kind of like the characters together except for a couple of things but i get bashed by it by the same people who complain that nonEjami fans do it to them…just because i liked Sami and Lucas a little more why should that create an uproar…and even if Lucas did dump Sami they still ended where Sami and E.J. didnt after all the horrible things theyve done to each other…in the past i commented favorably about a hot scene Ejami did together…but some forget…i dont use vulgar words or try to hurt people when there is a disagreement…so why is it ok other way around…sometimes my writing doesnt come out the way i intended for reasons i explained many subjects ago and i usually go back to make changes but sometimes they get omitted…part was my favorite E.J. and Sami moment is when they are with their children but it didnt make it for some reason…i think i forget to push summit before i turned the site off and just noticed it missing a short time ago…anyway when i made the original comment it wasnt negative toward Ejami fans…the latter part was me joking with other posters…because i knew from past replies some took things way too seriously and it was my way of showing we can make this a more lighthearted conversation…so i DO accept peoples reply who disagree but not when they go too far and have to be vulgar which i got from someone else…some werent rude in there disgreements and those were the ones who made my day…lol

Would you please get off Jimh’s back? All of you….Enough already…leave him alone. If you would read between the lines, he is not being argumentative or hateful. He is expressing his opinions…that is the reason for this site. It is also generational…get that?
I am absolutely devastated by Sami’s departure…I wish it were Abbi leaving….are you to blast me now? We are all here to opine. Imagine what a dull world this would be if there were no differences of opinions.
Jimh, don’t bother answering anymore ….not worth the aggravation.

Wow some Ejami fans cant seperate fact from fiction and i knew id recieve some cleverly written rebuttals that would attempt to ‘hide’ the ‘hate’ but i can tell its there: if you are a Ejami fan im fine with it…fans have their likes and dislikes…i wasnt trying to get Ejami fans to agree with me…just explaining why i couldnt fully accept them as a couple…i felt the actors gave great emmy nominated performances…they entertained me at times and i wouldnt mind seeing them return in the future…i only tried to explain why i couldnt completely accept them as a couple…i guess it wasnt plain and simple as i thought…

and some answered to you by explaining how they disagree with you and your have to accept it the same way others accept you don’t share their opinion..look in the mirror..eyeroll.
Sami and Lucas did not come to an end because or after all the shit they did to each others..actually they became a couple AFTER all they did against each others, they stayed together for a while. They only split up (and that several times, actually) because according to Lucas Sami was not good enough and he dumped her.

Jimh, I understand perfectly what you are saying. You love the actors and their acting. But, you do not support or condone their ACTIONS and the repercussions of such acts.
I feel exactly the same way. Both Ali and Scott are amazing protagonists,……however, not what they represented in their roles.

Hi CeeCee, i should hire you as my ghost said exactly what i wanted to say…for reasons i explained in the past and i know you read so i wont rewrite them here, my writing on topics sometimes dont come out the way i think them…some get it, some dont…i guess some of the negative replies i recieve im to blame for because i said bring on those nasty hurtful replies but i knew in the past when i wrote about what i dislike they would come anyway…im ok with some but one i got was a little bit vulgar and thats going a little bit too far…many years ago i wrote to fan mags and no one ever replied in a hurtful way or used vulgarity but here it seems to happen to me more often than others!!!

Oh, I get them also, jimh…not vulgarity so much, but sarcasm. I am not afraid to bite back. I know who I am, and you know who you are, jimh…no need to explain yourself to these posters, or anyone. They do not matter. It pains me to think that you feel hurt.
We need to rise above the ignorance. As long as I am on these sites, I will always champion you, my friend.
The posters are not all hurtful. Most are very civil and respectful. Just remember that when someone on these sites lashes out, it only means it is he/she with the anger issues. He/she needs to be pitied for his/her unhappiness. Sadly, people come on these sites and take their problems out on the rest of us….later, jimh.

CeeCee, these replies here arent the ones i refer to as vulgar…its in another part below and i find it totally tasteless…anyway, im not really upset with those above…i just wanted them to understand what i was saying…im not against Ejami fans and not totally againts Ejami as a couple…i just dislike two things about them which i pointed out and i accidentally forgot to add what i did like about them and added later but i doubt that wouldv’e mattered…one pointed out how antiEjami fans attack Ejami fans and i wanted to make it clear i would never call them those names but instead they go after me…its never my intention to upset other fans…and i guess some dont get my humor as others do but i wont let that get to me…always good to hear from you!!!

Darling, some may have preferred death, but I’ll take a distasteful, heavy handed negotiation. It wasn’t a nice choice, but still it was a choice where I lived. Being set up and receiving a lethal injection because my soul-mate and his mom do their level-best to assure that I die in their place is simply not my cup of tea. But then, such decisions are what makes all the pairings so personal. One man’s feast is another man’s famine.

My favorite EjAmi Moments are: When E.J was doing a photo shoot,during his Race Car career,Sami was jealous over the model that was in the shoot with E.J (originally) then Sami and E.J became the shoot…Santeen Story,EjAmi found truth for/between themselves(Love is undeniable) When Sami told E.J she wants a real relationship with him,and she didn’t care about everyone else..

Everytime they spend time alone,rather it be in a cabin with the kids,or in the mansion,or running from the Police!

This may seem a little “off subject” but if EJ is supposed to be dead, and some fans are claiming he isn’t – then why is Kristen injecting him with something at the conclusion of Monday’s episode? Is this another drug concoction that is supposed to revive him or place him in a suspended state or what? How does Kristen find these experimental drugs – is she secretly dating a Pharmacologist?

Stay tuned and we’ll find out together. My guess is: An antidote was injected that will reverse the slow breathing that was caused by EJ taking pills before he was shot. Maybe the gunshot was the delivery method of the slow breathing medicine. Regardless, Ejami will be together in England!

Ali is a class act making sure that all her pairings got lists of her fav moments with them. Being an EJami I have been waiting for this particular list. The Tango was also one of my fav scenes along with hospital stairwell kiss, dancing in the abandoned house, when he told her he loved the good, the bad and everything in between…just too many to list them all.

I think at this point everyone needs to just let it go. Ali is leaving, the fan war is over no matter what. While I have gotten irritated from time to time when Ali supported a pairing other than my fav in a way I PERCEIVED as her picking a favorite I honestly belive she has liked all the pairings she has been in for different reasons, even if some more than others. However, in the end it was her job and no matter what she always gave her all to any scene she was in no matter who it was with.

I will miss Ali/Sami and James/EJ. Both are awesome/amazing actors who always gave us their best.

My 1st encounter with Ejami (and Days) was grief sex, so I never saw the Tango when it aired. But boy is it ever a magical moment! James and Alison have such dynamic chemistry, and the two of them are terrific actors. Even with writing that always tried to tear them apart, they have stolen my heart!

Thank you, Alison, for putting together all these “Days of Sami” lists – good luck with all your future endeavors, and enjoy those two little kiddos of yours while they’re young, because time sure does fly!

I didn’t see the Tango when it first aired either. This time I got to see it on my flat-screen and it was a real treat. Oooh, I hope she brings up grief sex too. What a fabulous storm of story and emotion that was!

My favorite flashback was Sami making fun of EJ’s clicking noise when they were talking about each others habits (preparing to fool the immigration officer into thinking they were a happily married couple). EJ insisted he didn’t do that and then asked, “Good habits?” They didn’t show Sami’s response in the flashback, but I remember it. Her voice softened and she said, “You put the twins to bed the same way every time. And then you get this look on your face like you’re happy and sad at the same time.” EJ was surprised she’d noticed that. She told him, “I notice a lot of things.” It was one of those moments when, even though they weren’t really together yet, I knew they were meant to be; that someday they would be. Having watched Days since before the birth of Samantha Gene, it’s been wonderful seeing her finally get her epic love. I know that EJ and Allie were shooting for 1000 paper cranes for luck, but I’m hoping there was enough in the ones they’ve made so far to bring a happily ever after for this family.

Beautifully said Alicia. I loved those scenes too. My favorite scenes are the ones that got me hooked back onto Days (hadn’t watched since the good old Patch & Kayla days..) when I saw Ejami’s hospital scenes after EJ was shot at their Black Wedding. Even though Sami was faking her feelings because of Srefano’s threats, you knew there was some truths beneath it all. When Sami said “if you want to will yourself to die, you’re going to do it in my arms'” (or something close to that… lol), the vulnerability EJ demonstrated and the kiss thereafter – that did me in and made me an Ejami fan for life. I don’t think I can ever ship another fictional couple as I did Ejami.

I will miss Ali and James and all the passion they brought to life with this supercouple (that’s how I will always view them. IMHO). They’ve had many ups and downs and the writing was not always favorable to them but their acting efforts more then made up for it.

Alison, you have proven without a doubt what a fantastic actress you are. Friday and Monday’s scenes were SO believable and heart warming. EJAMI is the best duo on Days and probably daytime television. The most beautiful love story portrayed by two extraordinary actors. No other duo comes remotely close to the extraordinary chemistry you and James share on screen. You are magical together!

I loved all EJAMI scenes and will miss you and James immensely. I can’t imagine Days without the both of you. EJAMI was the primary reason why I watched Days.

Best wishes to you and your lovely family.

Favorite Ejami moment : so many..however, my favorite stays maybe the escapade and dance at the abandoned house..just magical, the chemistry here between Scott and Sweeney was unbelievable, best i have seen on daytime tv.

I don’t understand all the negativity towards Ejami fans why is it such a big deal to others that they love this couple. They have invested their time in watching and supporting Ejami for a number of years. Why is it ok to condemn them for that. Everyone has their favourite character or couple why can’t ppl just be left to enjoy them without having snide or nasty comments made. It’s ridiculous not to mention childish.

I guess we are not reading the same comments here…i see people pointing out their likes and dislikes about the fictional characters…i pointed out why i couldnt fully accept them as a couple…i never attacked any Ejami fans…i like the actors and said they did great emmy worthy work…all i said was what i didnt like about them as a couple…and i got negativity for it…Ejami fans are the ones who are being negative just because some are not 100% supportive of their favorite couple…i see no one being negative toward Ejami fans…its the other way around!!!

i am quite objective about these fanbases jimh..(unlike you, who did admit being biased in favor of Lumi..) and i saw lot’s of fan of other pairings of Ej and/or Sami being quite obsessed in a hateful way with Ejami, the is weird to witness by the way. Enjoy who you like and leave what you don’t like, don’t is simple and more healthy.

It wasn’t directed at you I was referring to comments made on twitter which I forgot to mention. No malice towards you Jim.

Ali made a simple request “(And just as a reminder – for those whose loyalty perhaps lies in a different direction. Please be respectful of my intentions for my posts this week and refrain from any anti-Ejami opinions here. Thanks!)” Your “sharing likes and dislikes” is directly the opposite of that. If I went over to the Lumi list and explained why their story is not romance to me, then some poor fan of theirs might feel obliged to explain the obvious to me like I just did for you. I don’t think you’re really that dumb though. I think you just like to get attention from Ejami fans.

As I read the comments I’m having a problem finding the negativity from the Ejami fans toward any pairing of Samantha Gene. Perhaps what you are reading/hearing is the negativity toward a master baiter such as yourself.

I apologize…i didnt mean it to sound like your comment was directed at me…and it wasnt meant to sound like im angry or being mean to you…i just wanted to point out what two things i disliked about the pairing…what i liked the most was their warm family moments in scenes with their children which i added but somehow didnt make it(i probably turned the computer off too soon) im not on here to fight fans or to get attention…i just want to share my likes and dislikes…others say what they dislike and get attack for it…thats wrong…someone below made a vulgar relpy to me and thats uncalled for…i just wanted a friendly civil rebuttal…i never would go that far like that person…i just wanted a friendly conversation with you and you your reply back was that and this is the way it should be…

I thank Alison Sweeney for reaching out to all her fans, and I’ve been looking forward to her Top Ejami moments. Among my favorites: the abandoned house dance, the scene where Sami told EJ if she wasn’t so drunk, she’d have sex with him on the bar, the scene where he was drunk and she had to bring him home.

Alison and James will be greatly missed – I will be a fan of Ejami forever.

All I know is if Allison doesn’t win an Emmy next year for these scenes over the last few days she will be robbed— she has given the most realistic and heart wrenching portrayal of a woman dealing with grief I have ever seen—–

I’m not a Safe, Lumi or Ejami fan— I am Samantha Jean Brady fan—-

and she will be missed–

unlike many young soap stars who move on to bigger pastures the minute they get everything they want from their soap– she stayed with the role for 22 years– for that and that alone she has earned my respect and gratitude—

great post and totally agree.
Sami fan first FTW !

I have loved Alison Sweeney’s lists but I have been WAITING for this one! I can’t wait to see her list! When I read her #5 (The Tango), I swooned through the whole post. When I first watched that scene, I was so excited to see Sami have that amazing moment with someone who loves her completely and for who she was. EJ and Sami… *le sigh*

Love these flashbacks on Ejami. They will remain my favourite Soap couple of all time. It is the end of an era. I will not miss the insults fans have against other fans though. Good riddance to that!!

I was determined not to become a fan of EJ and Sami, and then came the Tango when I could no longer fight the chemistry between them and became a full fledged fan of theirs.

Having loved them thru the good, the bad & everything in between I can’t wait to see which is the next one on her list of some amazing scenes JS and AS have shared.

I have so many favorite moments.
Proposal last year
Love letters
Vow renewal
Scheming sex about Nick
And the most heart breaking and amazing acting
April 21st 2014
And Friday and Monday ofcourse
And many many more

I have loved every minute of EJ and Sami. I have been watching Days since I was 8 years old. So, I have seen fab love stories come and go since 1973.

There are so many great moments – and the show has done a great job in highlighting some of them this week.

1. Tango on Pier
2. Stairwell Kiss 2008
3. Mr Burke (Immig agt) dinner at Chez Rouge
4. Their first time at DiMera Mansion ( Sami pink pjs)
5. Sami’s confession of love in HTS Apt

I will miss this great story. But how often do we get a compelling love story for 8 years – and hopefully with HEA.

On the last episode that Allison Sweeney is on you will see her joining EJ on an island somewhere. Fade out happily ever after and I have not watched this show in 15 years.

There’s no one who can replace Alison Sweeney as Sami Brady. She will be missed by all of her fans. The past 4 episodes have been heartbreaking, a real tear jerker.. :'( I’m an Ejami, Lumi, and Safe fan.. 🙂 James Scott aka Ej DiMera will also be missed & is irreplaceable…

Thank you, Alison, for continuing to show such class and grace (which is unfortunately others on this post are unable to replicate no matter how pleasantly you ask them to do so – haters gonna hate!) in recounting all your Top moments as Samantha Gene Brady! We have loved Sami, even when she was did “bad” things, because we understand her craving for the kind of love where she would be accepted for who she is. I am glad she finally found it in Ejami, though their happiness on-screen was waaayyy too short. And thank you for once again reaching out to viewers and sharing your experiences. I have welcomed you/Sami into my home for almost 22 years, and you will be greatly missed. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Ali writing this list will tell us all of her favorite moments but EJAMI’s have 8years of ‘moments’ instead of years which Lumis and Safes had. We EJAMI’s cherished the ‘moments’ and its what sustained us as a shipping line. I’m glad that the Tango was #5. I agree with one of the other comments that the photo shoot where Sami was jealous is a moment of my personal favorite. It showed that despite Sami being w/Lucas and Austin that she had a need to be ‘special’ to EJ, not some model. Throughout the 8 years they’ve orbited each other, they’ve always felt that that push-pull. Finally they get 2 weeks of peace and love and the end is …..

Love #5, now this is a countdown I can thoroughly get into! Glad to hear how much she treasures that moment because its one of those instances that catapulted me into EJami fandom!

Love – love everything EJAMI ! Except the heartbreaking EJ shooting , dying and Sami grieving. Their acting off each other has been Phenomenal. Never a dull moment with these two. I can’t choose one as a favorite. Bravoooooo

I love E.J., Sami, EJami, James and Ali so much. While I am so very sad to see EJami end, I am happy for Ali and James. Moving on to better things. The writing they got in 2014, showed that DAYS didn’t appreciate them!

Anyway, I have SO many EJami Moments over the years: the scenes at the abandoned house in 06, EJami fighting in the church in 07. The Immigration SL of 08. EJami visiting Grace’s grave (09). 2010 – Sami finds E.J. hurt and brings him to the hospital. Grief sex, 2011. E.J. and Sami in the safe house after DAYSaster. Sami asking E.J. for a chance. And everything of the past few weeks, especially days. #AlwaysEJami!

So happy to be hearing about all her favs while the show’s SL is so dark. Her portrayal has been so amazing and I’m all cried out and emotional exhausted from just watching. Can’t imagine how she got thru them. But it’s nice to take a moment and reminisce over the fun and romantic stuff. Love that she is doing the countdowns. Such a great way to go out and let all the fans really enjoy these last few days/weeks.

Thank you, Alison Sweeney ! You will be greatly missed and I wish you all the luck in the world with your future endeavors. I am a fan of EJami and have been since the day EJ opened the door to you wearing only that towel. EJ fell in love with Sami at first sight, and I fell in love with EJami in the moment. It’s unfortunate that you have personally been attacked for doing your job, no matter what co-star you were paired with. Do I believe that James Scott was your acting equal? Absolutely. I think you two brought out the best of your respective abilities. I have hated some of the EJami story lines over the years but came to appreciate that they were just part of the dynamics of this couple. A couple unlike any other, ever. Thank you for keeping the character of Sami authentically Sami Gene Brady for 21 years. Even when the writers tried to whitewash the character into a remake of Carrie, you made sure the real SGB peaked out to remind us she was still there. I sincerely hope you will return to the show one day along with James Scott, reprising your roles. I am having a really hard time imagining a world with Mrs. Sami Brady Dimera and Mr. EJ Dimera. Thank you for being so gracious to all of your fans, even when some would accuse you otherwise. Stay classy, Ms. Sweeney. 😉

Alison Sweeney is a class act who has been so generous to all fan bases! Me I love so many Ejami moments I wouldn’t know where to begin. I will miss this couple immensely but am basically relieved that since one of them was leaving the other one was going as well. I wouldn’t have been able to watch with just one of them still on. Long live Ejami love!!!!!

I loved the Tango! I could never pull off a dance like that, you guys were amazing! Ill miss you and James Scott, all the soapy drama… was a wild ride! My favorite stuff came when Melisa Salmons started writing your couple, she truly got Ejami. Thanks for always being so good to ALL your fans, your a class act Ms Sweeney! Best of luck!

AS is doing a great job choosing wonderful EJami moments. She gets the couple and knows what we find so special about them. I will miss her and James so much.

Dear Micheal Fairmen: I come on here to give my honest opinions on what i like and dislike about the soaps…i thought thats what this forum is about, is it not…i do not come here to fight or to get attention…i just want to read honest comments from other fans on what they like and dislike about the soaps and friendly rebuttals…S.O.D. and other old soap mags always featured discusions from fans which included what they like and dislike and no one gave vulgar and hurtful respondses, and i thought thats what this message board was about…now sometimes my own replies may sound like im being a little harsh which i dont mean to sound like but if i notice it may sound that way i go back and apologize but i do not include vulgar offensive words or try to embarrass them like i got from whoever this ‘darlin’ person is…AliciaE says i do it for attention…NO I DONT…i write what i write because i ‘LOVE’ soaps …been watching since 1964…and i love this sight…its the best ive ever seen…and why should comments only be what people like…pauline above tells me only write what i like…you yourself said we can write both: what we like and what we dont…am i correct?…now when i write something and someone disagrees with me im ok with that as long as they explain why without being vulgar and offensive like darlin was in his or her reply…like i said i dont mind a reply that disagrees with me but they dont have to put vulgarity in it and try to hurt and humiliate another commenter like this ‘darlin’ above has done in their reply to me above…or is that ok…Thanks Mr.Fairmen!!!

oh please…move on.
This article was about Ej, Sami, their last moments and what their fans felt about it..why coming here to express that you just don’t like them..what is the purpose to that ?
If it was an article about Days, the storylines in general and what you like and dislike about the show and the characters i would understand the pertinence of your posts better..

juliet, the article is about Ejami…without DAYS, there would be no Ejami…so, it is about DAYS, including one of it’s many storylines/couples…Ejami are not and never will be bigger than DAYS…Ejami only fans are not and will never be bigger than DAYS fans. In the grand scheme of things, Ejami is just a blip on the DAYS radar…All the DAYS fans have the right to speak of EJami, including the good, bad and ugly as do the Ejami fans only and DAYS fans whom happen to be Ejami fans.

Regardless, Ejami fans are not superior to the run-of-the-mill DAYS fans.

Fave EJami moments… how long of a response can I post? There has been so many favorites, it’s impossible to narrow it down. Much like Ali, I’d be doing honorable EJami mentions all over the place!

I have been trying to decide what my favorite is and honestly, cannot do it. So I will do a list, Black Wedding, the private vow renewal they had in September, the love letters, Sami’s confession (January 31-Feb1 2013), November 2011 (when Johnny was missing), abandoned house, Santeen, Daysaster and honestly EJ’s death scenes were just phenomenally done.

I am certainly going to miss Alison & James… they have such memorable chemistry and precision of being in sync with each other. Trust that comes with 8 years of working along side each other. It has been an incredible EJami journey and I will remember it always.


I love all the Ejami moments in the 06-07 era when EJ was doing all kinds of desperate things to win Sami.That is what made me hooked on Ejami.I remember when they lived across the hall from eachother and he was in that wheelchair plotting ways to get her over there to his apartment.I remember one time he fell out the wheelchair or she pushed him out and he laid there,lol,that is when Ejami got ne hooked.HE LOVED became clear early on for me.He may have done some bad things but his love for her was consistent. I am going miss watching EJami

My favorite “EJami” moment is the one that could yet occur. What if, after Sami moves to California with the kids, she meets a man (played by James Scott) who looks EXACTLY like EJ??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wouldn’t you like to see that played out?

Are you kidding me show some respect for a woman who has worked her ass off for the last 21 years to entertain us. She is a wonderful and caring woman who just wants to care for her fans. She loves all her fans , everyone of them so don’t say that she prefers one over the other. You should be ashamed of yourself!

Hey guys, this only about Sami and EJ so why is anybody even mentioning Lucas or Rafe? Neither of them were strong enough to be Sami`s man. EJ is the love of her life end of the story!

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2024 Daytime Emmys Red Carpet: Dashing Duos – Who’s Got the Look? (Photos)

At the 51st annual Daytime Emmy red carpet on Friday night and the Daytime Creative Arts ceremony on Saturday night, several couples stepped out for the first time at an award show arrivals, while enduring duos wowed the carpet and more.

From new and past Emmy winners, nominees, and fan favorites, popular stars walked the red carpet with their real-life loves, on-screen loves, or additional real-life family members.

Let’s take a look at what everyone was buzzing about during the the 2024 Daytime Emmys red carpet arrivals.

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General Hospital’s Steve Burton (Jason) stepped out on the carpet with his new lady love Michelle Lundstrom.

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The always elegant John McCook (Eric, B&B) and his lovely wife Laurette Spang-McCook.

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Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) stopped for a photo op with her longtime on-screen Genoa City love, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).

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Enduring real-life couple Juliet Mills (ex-Tabitha, Passions) and Maxwell Caulfield (The Bay et al).

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B&B’s Scott Clifton (Liam) stepped out with his girlfriend, Elle Anderson on the 51st Daytime Emmys red carpet.

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The Talk’s Amanda Kloots brought her date … her young son, Elvis.

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And … B&B’s Ashley Jones brought her date, son Hayden Henricks to the red carpet, too!

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Stayla in the house! Days of our Lives longtime on-screen duo played by Mary Beth Evans and Stephen Nichols.

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A beautiful couple indeed, Susan Walters (Diane, Y&R) and Linden Ashby (ex-Cameron, Y&R, et al).

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B&B’s Annika Noelle (Hope) with her beau, John Patrick Amedori.

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Real-life lovebirds … Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott.

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The “It” couple of the 2024 Daytime Emmys, Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Edward Scott and his wife, Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and longtime love, Dom Zoida.

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The hosts of the 2024 Daytime Emmy ceremonies, Entertainment Tonight’s, Nischelle Turner and Kevin Frazier strike a pose.

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DAYS Eric Martsolf not only brought his wife, Lisa but their twins sons, Mason and Chase, to their first Daytime Emmys red carpet!

So, which duo do you think compliment each other best in their red carpet style? Let us know in the comment section below.

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2024 Daytime Emmys Red Carpet: Men Duded Up – Who’s Got the Look? (Photos)

The men of daytime hit the 51st annual Daytime Emmy red carpet this past Friday night, and some again on Saturday night at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy ceremony.

The gents wore everything to the bustling arrivals from” full tuxedos, to suits with open shirt and no tie, to a suit and tie from black and white to color.

New and past Emmy winners, many of this year’s nominees, fan favorites, popular TV hosts and actors, walked the carpet illustrating their fashion sensibility and comfort to the paparazzi in attendance.  Here’s a snap shot of some of the looks from Emmy night 2024 below with some of your favorite men from daytime.

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The Young and the Restless Sean Dominic (Nate) takes to the carpet in a crush black velvet jacket.

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B&B’s Tanner Novlan (Finn) looked dapper on the red carpet.

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Access Hollywood host, Scott Evans is too cool for school dressed in blue jacket and pants.

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GH’s Cameron Mathison (Drew) brings basic black to the carpet in style.

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General Hospital’s Evan Hofer (Dex) and Giovanni Mazza (Gio) take to the carpet in tuxedos.

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The Young and the Restless Bryton James (Devon) brought a dash of blue to the festivities.

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Days of our Lives star Greg Rikaart (Leo) looks cool as a cucumber on the red carpet in this black jacket.

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Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) strikes a pose on the Emmy red carpet.

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Days of our Lives Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) all smiles on the red carpet.

So, who do you think wore it best? Which was your favorite look of the night from your favorite men from daytime television? Let us know in the c

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RATINGS: Daytime Emmy Audience Up 39% From Previous Year; Marking 4-Year High

Friday night’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy telecast on CBS drew solid numbers according to the overnight ratings. The ceremony brought in an average of 2.82 million total viewers making it the annual daytime kudofest’s largest audience in four years.

The last time the Emmys drew more eyeballs was during the virtual ceremony during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic back in June of 2020, which averaged 3.3 million total viewers.

Meanwhile, over at the network’s streaming companion, Paramount+, and according to TV Line, Friday’s Daytime Emmys were up over 87% from last year, to make it the largest live streaming audience to date for the show.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards featured 98-year-old television icon, Dick Van Dyke receiving the first Daytime Emmy in his career for his performance as Timothy Robicheaux on Days of our Lives in the Outstanding Guest Performer category.

In addition, Kelly Clarkson made a live appearance at the Daytime Emmys for the first time in several years, and her series, The Kelly Clarkson Show, took home the Outstanding Talk Show award for the fourth year in a row.

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Speaking of four in a row, Laura Wright (Carly, GH) and Steve Burton (Jason, GH) ripped open the final envelope of the night revealing that it was ABC’s General Hospital that would take home the coveted Outstanding Daytime Drama series award. That makes it the 17th time overall that the 61-year old soap opera has received this honor.

In the top acting prizes of the night, it was B&B’s Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) winning back-to-back Lead Actor Emmys, and Y&R’s Michelle Stafford taking home the gold for the third time in her career for her role as Genoa City’s Phyllis.

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The show also featured a touching In-Memoriam segment that reflected just the amount of loss and mourning the daytime community has gone through this past Emmy season, and Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and her husband, producer B&B’s Edward Scott received the Lifetime Achievement Award honors.

What do you think of the preliminary ratings for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award? Is it an encouraging sign that the daytime audience remains steadfast and die-hard? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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