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

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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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James
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James

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.

Chaz
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Chaz

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

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

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

Mary SF
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Mary SF

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… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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
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Mary SF

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… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

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.

Robert
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Robert

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
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Llanviewer717

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… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

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… Read more »

damien
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damien

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!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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
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CeeCee

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

Mateo
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Mateo

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… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

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… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

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

Iakovos
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Iakovos

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.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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
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CeeCee

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.
…disturbing…
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
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Jamesj75

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… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@ 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… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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
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CeeCee

@James. 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… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

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.

Jules
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Jules

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.… Read more »

JJPaige...LiamHope
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JJPaige...LiamHope

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… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

So True!!!!!

Phyllis E
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Phyllis E

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“….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

NICE

it’s simmering anticipation time….

here it comes

we’re HITTING the big time

with ALL the rest of the cast

james
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james

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

Shelly
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Shelly

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.

penny
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penny

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
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penny

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

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

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

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