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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: A Shell-Shocked Paige Has One HELL Of A Birthday Party!



Finally, it is all out in the open!  Paige (True O’Brien) has learned that her mother and her boyfriend had been sleeping together behind her back in the most deceitful and shameful way to her.  The young woman’s world is crushed, which clearly sets the stage for a character turn by the once innocent Paige.  Will the DAYS brass now make the character a revenge-filled young woman? That is the question!

But on Thursday’s episode, Paige, who already reeling from listening in and hearing Eve and JJ confirm their illicit affair, and confronting her mother about it, heads over to see JJ! However, when she does she walks into a surprise birthday party for her at the Deveraux house.   Looking like she had seen a ghost, clearly upset and shaken, JJ expresses his love for the birthday girl.  When Abigail (Kate Mansi) presents Paige with a birthday cake she throws to the ground and next slaps JJ!  And then Paige begins to reveal she knows the truth out loud.  JJ slept with her mother … then she finds out Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) knew too, and that makes the whole thing worse.   JJ just looks stunned and guilty!   Meanwhile, at her apartment Eve (Kassie DePaiva) is drinking herself silly racked with guilt. and knowing she has sunk to new lows, even for her!

True O’Brien certainly stepped up to the plate when given this long-awaited emotional material to play and delivered, and we can’t wait to see what Paige does next.  As for Kassie DePaiva, well, no one does soap-opera on-screen self-loathing better than this daytime favorite. and as for Casey Moss, we can’t wait to see how JJ tries to explain his way out of this to Paige!

What did you think of how JJ’s affair with Eve was busted wide open at Paige’s birthday party?  What did you think of the performances of True O’Brien, Kassie DePaiva, and Casey Moss?  What do you hope Paige does next? Comment below!

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  1. James

    May 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

    By the sound of this, looks like this monthjs-long storyline indeed have a very satisfying pay-off. I’ll catch up on this over the weekend to see it for myself.

  2. Chaz

    May 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Finally see that the actress CAN act. Before this she was so blah I wanted her gone.

  3. 4ever DAYS

    May 22, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I’ve loved every second of the past few DAYS!

  4. Mary SF

    May 22, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Who knew the girl could act?? As you stated they finally gave her something that shows why they hired her–before now she was exciting as vanilla ice cream. Her scene confronting JJ at the birthday party was the best thing I’ve seen on Days in months–other than Kristen falling out the window— and her performance was a big part of it.

    Now that she is on the outs with Eve, I would love for them to bring her father into the mix– who is he? what effect would his presence have on Eve and Paige?

    Maybe the show has been so dull for so long that any type of action gets me excited about what’s next, but it does seem Days is turning a corner, and hopefully is heading back up there again.

    • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

      May 22, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      Thanking you and others for your thoughtfullness and prayers…was extremely ill and somewhat dizzy…had a cancer scare but things are looking good…am able to post on better days…more test ahead to make certain all is clear…thyroid out of wack and working on it…plus very dizzy at times…said i was taking a rest til june but coming here does take my mind off things…good news so far is a big boost…thanks again Mary!!!

      • Mary SF

        May 22, 2015 at 6:35 pm

        Glad to hear there has been some improvement and you are feeling stronger. I had a health scare a couple years back and remember well how stressful the not knowing was, and how exhausting the health care system can be- going from one test to another, seeing a different doctor for every different symptom. Just do what you can, when you can– I always found soaps and these sites a nice distraction from the craziness of the real world, so if your energy level permits and if you think it helps you should definitely should keep coming here. But as much as we all enjoy your posts, if ever gets too much, take a break–keeping you in my prayers

      • Rose

        May 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm

        I don’t usually read about DOOL. Followed up on Mary SF, and found your comment. It’s good to hear you’re feeling better. Have been missing your zany, imaginative thoughts on everything, especially GH which never disappoints when it comes to your brand of possibilities. Rest and get stronger.

  5. Robert

    May 22, 2015 at 10:11 am

    To think ,Paige shared her first time experience with a man who slept with her mother,Smh. I honestly do not know how she can forgive him. I can see her forgiven Eve first because Eve is a truly damaged person, who has never made peace with her past and insecurities. I have a feeling things will get worse before they even start to get better.

    • Llanviewer717

      May 22, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      That surprises me. I don’t see Paige ever forgiving Eve. Eve is her mother. The mother Paige has had to “parent” most of her young life. Paige has watched as Eve has gone through man after man and supported and made excuses for Eve’s behavior. And now this!!!!!!! Eve was supposed to be the adult in this situation and look at her disgusting betrayal and total disregard for her daughter’s feelings. I think Paige is done, as she should be. As you can see, I am not a “blood is thicker than water” person. JJ is not blameless. He was wrong too; but, he is dumb a kid. He was in way over his head in dealing with the likes of Eve.

      I’d feel exactly the same way if if had been a 50 year old man and a 19 year old girl.

      • CeeCee

        May 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm

        Hallelujah, Llanviewer!!!! You said it….most appropriately and succinctly. …applause!!!!

  6. Llanviewer717

    May 22, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Really terrific scenes. True O’Brien did a great job showing the rage, hurt, betrayal and disgust Paige feels toward Eve and JJ. When she embraced Eve and said “I know what you did.”, I cheered. It’s about time she really knew her so called mother. I feel she held her own with a pro like Kassie. As always, Kassie DePaiva was wonderful. Everyone in Salem had better watch out. Eve is completely broken and has nothing left to lose. I think she’ll raise even more hell all over town. The look on JJ’s face broke my heart. He is a sweet but pitiful little fellow. He was in way over his head trying to deal the that man-eater Eve. Bravo to everyone for great work.

  7. damien

    May 22, 2015 at 10:15 am

    loved it!!!!
    especially when a still shaking paige showed up at the horton home while everyone greeted her at the door cheering and she was a mess! True really showed finally some acting chops!
    i think jj and paige are so sweet together , however i enjoy when jj goes dark! casey s awesome at being bad!

  8. CeeCee

    May 22, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Wow!!! What a performance. Sweet, even-tempered Paige, finally showed the stuff of which she is made.
    I believe that this is a very pivotal point in her life. The hurt she is experiencing may make her stronger, a good thing, yes. But, by the same token, this experience may deeply affect her….so much so as to paint a very dark picture of her world and the people in it……a very negative and bitter result! She may never trust anyone again. She is very young and impressionable. We have all had our hearts bruised. The very dramatic crux of this storyline is the fact that it was Paige’s mother who has inflicted the pain, coupled with JJ’s betrayal.
    Justice….small word on its own. But, man, oh, man…..I am so glad, I am doing a happy dance.
    Can’t stand JJ, his goody-two-shoes sister, and his sanctimonious mother.

    Chad, do yourself a favor…RUN!!!!! You’re so hot, why get stuck with fish-lips and Elsie-the-cow-eyes?
    Seriously, Billy Flynn is the best thing that has happened to DOOL for a long time. He is such a superlative actor…such presence. I love brooding actors….not forlorn idiots, such as Brady.
    I just get lost in Chad’s eyes…sigh!

    • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

      May 22, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Its Paige’s birthday party and she learns her own mother has been blowing out JJs candle…lol…ps starting to feel somewhat better(dizziness keeps me bedridden most days)…keeping fingers crossed…missed several episodes of days and gh…trying to catch up!!!

      • CeeCee

        May 22, 2015 at 6:49 pm

        It was a good episode, jimh.
        I hope you feel 100% soon. We all miss you. ….speedy recovery. …love you !!

  9. Mateo

    May 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I have to say that this pay off was great. Casey Moss and Kassie DePaiva flew off into greater heights as this all exploded around them. True O’Brien did better than I expected. Her range is so limited. She is not great at this role at all but she did convey the hurt and betrayal better than expected. This made watching DAYS worth it. The rest of the show is in shambles. Please please please stop the boredom with the Serena story. Xander looks like a porn star waiting to be fluffed and giving Arianne Zucker so little to do is a crime. The Melanie fiasco is only helped knowing that she is leaving the show soon. But Brady and Theresa do not a couple make. I love Theresa as a character. She gives much needed comedic relief. The rest of the show is just boring. Nothing and I mean nothing is going on. While I have loved the Paul/Sonny/Will triangle, knowing that Sonny is leaving (Freddie Smith) makes it all pointless. The stupid Clyde storyline. The evil country bumpkin, please….Billy Clyde Tuggle did it better on All My Children way back in the day. If this show doesn’t pick up it’s pace and switch up the quality it is doomed for cancellation as soon as they blow out the candles on their 50th Anniversary.

    • Patrick

      May 22, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      nice write up, Mate : (truthful) can’t fault this

      1. Casey Moss and Kassie DePaiva … have been “right” on… LOL… i love these two characters.. who drive, DAYS… despite the writing… I laud their performances

      be that as it may….this cougar coupling, not anywher near as accepted, as Ava and Morgan on GH… still, it’s, two quality actors… with chemistry… wrangling and champagne blitzing… nevertheless… sizzling me

      Kassie DePaiva… i never watched on OLTL… has never let up… her presence is on par and then some…. “thank you” Eve

      I hope this is the turning point for much more of Kassie DePaiva steamrolling.. all denizen of Salem’ites… she is “A” force to be reckoned… and I’m on the sidelines… cheering

      let’s see her tear through Salem… I couldn’t believe the magic … when she met Rafe… let’s see some magic with Justin… now that he’s back…

      I’d love to see who Paige father is : and kick in to stratosphere.. ALL of Eve tempestuous nature… what triggers her emotions

      I thank the soap gods.. that KP’ Eve is mainstaying her take in Salem

      LOL : Xander : yes… that’s what it is… if all else is in shambles… he offered respite in the best towel… ever… look out Rafe

      Freddie Smith : I’m enjoying what’s left… “of” Sonny and Paul…. “dang it” if DAYS production doesn’t know what’s been carrying Salem… and that’s Sonny / Paul / Will then I am with you and then some… Days may be dooming itself… and giving the audience a 50th cause celeb…. (tears) so hoping we are all invited to thee show of shows ( passed Sept, 2016)

      Melanie has been dumbstruck since her return… she’s worse than Paige… on the cover of this weeks SOD issue…. Brady proposes to her !!!! ??? get a grip… these fired writers have let so much of us down… PLEASE take, her dullard father… with her exit… Melanie and Shawn are the dullest father/daughter, EVER

      I really am holding out hope… that the new writing team… which… if estimated properly… will circumvent… in and around August, 2015… with the gala 50th premiere… set … shoot… and match… DAYS re-aligns itself… in the TOP 4 ! November, 2015

      on contract… plus returns !!!!

      HUGE !

      Adrienne Kiriakis
      Justin Kiriakis
      Kayla Brady

      Bo Brady
      Stephen Patch Johnson
      their (SORAS) son, Joey

      Camila Banus ( Gabs)

      MARQUEE : there is so much on the horizon… i’m waiting with baited breath

      I have to prop: ( thank you, CeeCee) I LOVE the nuCHAD.. played by Billy Flynn, the one biggest BUST : do NOT pair him with Abs… Kate Mansi in my opinion… and YES… I place blame.. on thee exiting writers… but… Abs.. IS more, miss than hit… with her character

      had it not been for JJ.. Casey Moss (riveting)… the Deveraux clan… who represent the Horton family… would be dead on arrival… and that includes thee uninteresting… Melissa Reeves

      i’m done fretting and angst about Ari Zucker’ Nicole Walker. I totally place blame on the fired writing team… she’s dead… right now… I so hoped Xander was brought in to revive her… she’s been door matted , stuck, and locked bore… with Brady, Daniel, and Eric… that I am no longer interested. the writers had better pin her to … and resuscitate with Rafe… or someone other than…. course.. my plea.. that her mother, Fay… should be made alive.. to layer her character … PLEASE

      fasten your seat belts … it’s going to be a bumpy ride

      DAYS hourglass… is smoldering.. bubbling… alluring… must be

  10. Mike

    May 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

    True was a revelation, frankly. It has become quite clear the last two days that she has been sorely misused.

  11. Iakovos

    May 22, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    DAYS does this slow-burn thing so well. Plot is tired and true soap but this time it really was engaging. Delicious. DAYS still follows an old-school groove I appreciate. Glad DAYS welcomed me after our time in Oakdale, Llanview, and Pine Valley came to an end. I ask, “Where have I been?” but so glad I found Salem.

  12. Jamesj75

    May 22, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    The climax to this drawn-out story was well worth the wait. All the actors did a great job. True O’Brien was outstanding, soaring to new acting heights.

    Call me a villain, if you will, but I actually enjoyed JJ with Eve and was always on the lookout for “the next time.” In part, I feel this way because, to me, the actors have more chemistry.

    Nevertheless, Paige has every reason to be vengeful against her mother and boyfriend. Let the fireworks continue…

    • CeeCee

      May 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Anytime two people with a great many years between them (old enough to be a parent to the one he/she is ‘exploring’) indulge in carnal pleasure is disgusting. It is even more gross when he/she is doing it with one’s mother/father. Ewwww.
      Eve has no self-respect…that is the bottom line. I could have forgiven her if the BOY she was exchanging fluids with was not her daughter’s boyfriend…..but, C’mon.
      I guess that’s what separates us, James…I mean men from women…LOL.

      • Jamesj75

        May 22, 2015 at 9:19 pm

        CeeCee, you make some excellent points. But I don’t want to be separated from you… I like your comments immensely. 🙂

        Please forgive me my indulgence: my main point is that I feel that Casey Moss and Kassie DePaiva have much better chemistry than Moss does with True O’Brien. Maybe it’s, as some have stated, simply a matter of O’Brien’s limited acting range. Good for O’Brien that she was able to step it up with these scenes. And let’s see some more of this…

        One other thing: I think Eve might be flawed, but I don’t think she’s a terrible villain. The writers at least gave some reasons as to why Eve and JJ fell into bed together. But I have to confess to being a huge Kassie DePaiva fan from her days on OLTL, so I have a natural inclination to root for her.

      • CeeCee

        May 23, 2015 at 5:44 am

        @ James.
        No, no, no, James….I was trying to be cute….that’s your opinion. I was just using a facsimile of an adage as to ” what separates men from women”…..not specifically you and I.
        I certainly appreciate your input. You are one of my favorite posters. There is nothing to forgive, James. Nothing, whatsoever. It is a universal fact that men think differently from women ( most of the time) on the subject of sex.
        Furthermore, you are absolutely right. It does have to do with O’Brien’s acting experience. More importantly, her age disallows her to put it all out there because of THAT inexperience in the the sex department. She’s green……she probably should have watched LOLITA. LOL.
        Obviously one cannot compare Kassie to True. DePaiva is in her fifties, and a seasoned actress. Beside the fact, that this is all about human flaws….I would hope that the majority of both men and women would not go there.
        Again, I am so sorry I came on so strong. My sentiments were not directed at you personally, James. It was a general statement, and I should have made that clear. Don’t ever apologize for expressing an opinion. We may agree or disagree, ….that is the point. Later……peace.

      • Jamesj75

        May 23, 2015 at 9:04 am

        Thank you, Cee Cee! Your latest post here has made my day! 🙂

        Because you are one of my favorite posters, I didn’t want to disappoint you or have a “spat,” however minor. There is nothing for you to apologize for either. And you certainly didn’t come on too strong. We can certainly disagree about certain plot points, as fans do. For instance, I know that I am in the minority on certain things about GH. I have been highly critical of that show, despite being a long-time viewer.

        Cee Cee, peace to you as well! Take care…

      • CeeCee

        May 23, 2015 at 9:37 pm

        Awwww, James !! Thank you….that’s so sweet.
        A’ propos, you are definitely not in the minority criticizing GH. I am new to the soap…I love it, albeit my criticism. I pick apart these remaining soaps, and I do hope they will last forever.
        I thank you for praising my contribution to this site. Giving my view, and expressing my feelings takes me back to Humanities class in school……where, we, the students, were ‘ordered’ to pick apart Camus, Sartre, Voltaire etc. I write HOW I see it. I am forever grateful to Mr. Fairman for this opportunity…..and, of course, fans such as yourself, whose opinion I value ver much.

        The only fan who cannot find any Imperfection with GH is su0000. But, ‘you gotta love her”… and I do. The girl cracks me up.
        Have you read some of my posts? Or Shays?
        As I said I love all my soaps…only three left for me. I must tell you, though, I miss AMC, and OLTL the most.

      • Jamesj75

        May 24, 2015 at 7:17 am

        Thanks again, Cee Cee! It’s admirable and important, in fact, to write how we “see it.” And, yes, I have read the posts of the others you mentioned, and I enjoy them as well. Take care.

  13. Jimmy

    May 22, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    As good as these scenes are, I’m still not a fan of True O’Brien as Paige. She has a very limited acting range, and even though she rose to the occasion with these scenes, I think they need to seriously consider recasting the role if they intend to go on a “dark-side” story run with Paige. Also, I’m not a huge fan of Casey Moss as J.J., but I LOVE Kassie DePaiva! She plays Eve so well. I just wish Billy Warlock could return as Frankie! What a blast that would be.

  14. Jules

    May 22, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one to notice (and acknowledge) True’s great performance. I wasn’t expecting great things but she blew me out of the water! I normally watch episodes as background noise on my IPad when I cook, but I had to stop, pause and rewind on several occasions just to see it again. She was totally believable and seemed to really give it all she had. Very, very impressed!

    And the writing was spotless. Exactly what you’d want from a reveal out of a story that has been building for 6 months. Everything came together and worked.

    Really great job!

    • JJPaige...LiamHope

      May 22, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Jules, well said.
      (hand clapping as i re-watch tonight. and will again this memorial day wknd.)

      She even have MORE FANS NOW on Faceook,
      and other days sites after that. All the soap talk this week so far is on True O Brien, she did it PERFECTA !

      But,i’ve been her fan, since day uno. True O’ Brien,will not leave days.

      She is a fave now,and has been to many.

      True O’ Brien has proven she sure can DELIVER as a new actress in soaps, she did so better than some VETS. She is not leaving days at all.. Even if some hope,and are rumours. Paige and JJ are so beyond cute together,so i’m hoping 1 day the two reunite, but not yet.

      The 2 of them, at paige birthday party was sooooo realistic, the entire family adore Paige,so this will make jj even more depress,as he has the perfect gf,
      even a future child mother/wife, he really blew it. But PAIGE PROVE she is a great actress for soaps.(true o brien.) and i am glad DAYS will be keeping her around. After this incredible performance,of the WEEK in all soaps, i don’t see how they can’t… BRAVO TRUE O’ BRIEN, you’re magifico! adios

      • 4ever DAYS

        May 23, 2015 at 7:46 am

        So True!!!!!

    • Phyllis E

      May 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Amen to your comment about True She was great!! But my heart goes out for JJ.He loves her so much.

      • CeeCee

        May 23, 2015 at 7:28 am

        Ah, the weakness of us, mere mortals. I guess you are much more charitable than I am, Phyllis.
        I suppose , and hope, this will be a lesson well-learned by JJ.
        I am wondering, is there a chance, once this overwhelming hurt eases, if Paige could ever forgive either her mother or JJ.
        Despite the fact that I have only been married seven years, soon after College, and have been with my husband (my first and only boyfriend) since I was sixteen, I still have much to learn. But, I could never, ever forgive him if he cheated on me….no whys, ifs or buts….no excuse.
        However, this is a soap. Yet, I am always of the persuasion that fiction mimics non-fiction….everything is based on reality.

    • Patrick

      May 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

      “….I had to stop, pause and rewind on several occasions just to see it again. ”

      “…And the writing was spotless. ”

      thats a DAYS review if I ever read one


      it’s simmering anticipation time….

      here it comes

      we’re HITTING the big time

      with ALL the rest of the cast

    • james

      June 10, 2015 at 1:56 am

      I say the same. This was the best performance in drama I ever seen on days. The plot sucked but the out was the best. She was so good I felt my mother and boyfriend did it to me. Also JJ was very good to. Even the invited guest played a major part. Bravo tru and days cast

  15. Shelly

    May 23, 2015 at 7:51 am

    She reminds me of a young Genie Francis (showing my age here). Best soap opera action I’ve seen in a very long time!! Well done, writers and actors.

  16. penny

    May 25, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I guess I’m the only one that’s not impressed by True’s performance. To me she seemed stiff and her facial expression never changed. I’m not saying she needs to leave, I’m just saying she needs to grow on me some more. I’m use to veteran performances where actors use their hands and arms to express what’s going on in the moment. The actor who plays Brady is a perfect examples of someone who plays his part realistically.

    • penny

      May 25, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      I know there was a slap, but the scene was still stiff, IMO.

  17. Gmbenet

    May 31, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Emmy nods for both True and Kassie. Great job by ensemble cast. Bravo all around.

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