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Days of Our Lives Round Table: Holly Overdoses on New Year’s Eve!

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Holly overdosed on New Year’s Eve!

Our TV Fanatics, Jack and Christine, are joined by Trey from MyHourglass, a Days of Our Lives fan discussion board, to charge the vacations in Salem, Nicole searching for remedy with Marlena, John and Steve abducting Konstantin, and extra!

And is Paulina’s most cancers storyline informative and intriguing or too heavy-handed? Read on to see what our spherical desk crew thinks.

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Holly overdosed on New Year’s Eve. React!

Trey: As a mother, this state of affairs is my worst nightmare! I’m glad Tate stated no, however I’m unhappy that Holly felt she needed to get excessive to have enjoyable. I hope she’s okay.

Holly Overdoses - Days of Our Lives

Jack: My first thought was that the writers actually appear to be drawing inspiration from JJ for Tate’s storylines. First, the kicked-out-of-boarding-school story, then the dangerous lady love-interest overdose story.

I’m glad Tate is a stand-up man who tried to discourage Holly’s drug use, however he will get blamed for the overdose, and that sucks.

Nicole does not want her daughter probably dying from medication on the anniversary of Daniel’s demise, because of Eric’s drunk driving. Will the writers even point out that, or proceed to faux Daniel did not die at Eric’s palms as a result of it interferes with the concept Eric and Nicole belong collectively?

I’m betting Holly will survive, and I hope I’m proper. Tate cannot be the one teen in Salem (particularly if he is in jail!), and Nicole believing each her youngsters are useless is just too merciless even for DAYS’ writers and their obsession with making her undergo.

Christine: I cherished that Tate tried to speak her out of it. Overall, he looks like an excellent child. Holly does, too, however she’s vulnerable to silly, misguided selections, and hopefully, this one does not get her killed.

Holly's Ready To Go - Days of Our Lives

But many occasions, individuals really imagine they’re taking one thing innocent simply to have an excellent time and don’t have any clue what’s actually within the drug they’re taking.

But I actually really feel sorry for Nicole. That girl has been by means of sufficient! How a lot ought to anybody individual must endure?

Nicole went to Marlena for remedy. What did you consider their session?

Trey: Well, I’m glad to see Nicole had remedy, which she has wanted for fairly a while. I assumed it was bizarre she went to Marlena.

I do not know the way impartial and goal Marlena may be. There’s a variety of emotion and baggage to uncover, and I hope Nicole will proceed.

Nicole Has the Baby - Days of Our Lives

I’m additionally glad to see that she’s getting real assist and that Days can present individuals want therapeutic wellness generally.

Jack: As a social employee, it aggravates me to no finish that Marlena is treating a lady who was as soon as married to her son and is now married to a person Marlena’s daughter was married to!

I needed to take a semester-long ethics class as a part of my coaching, and it emphasised the significance of referring somebody to a different practitioner if there was any purpose you may not present correct care. This was a textbook case of that.

Just as a result of Marlena can establish with Nicole’s sense of loss doesn’t imply she may or needs to be treating somebody with so many ties to her household, particularly one she did not get together with previously.

That stated, the session itself was one in every of Marlena’s higher ones. If you ignore the apparent moral dilemma, it was written like an actual session, which is uncommon for DAYS.

Concerned About a Patient - Days of Our Lives

In some spots it was a bit superficial; Nicole talked about deep emotions after which jumped to the subsequent subject as a substitute of Marlena serving to her discover them extra (aside from her need to be with Eric over EJ, which appears to be the aim of any scene with Marlena and one in every of them currently).

Christine: Marlena has by no means truly appreciated Nicole, so it felt flawed for her to be treating her, given their lengthy private historical past.

That stated, it was one of many higher remedy classes on Days. Nicole ought to positively be seeing a therapist with all she’s been by means of, and I used to be completely happy she had the possibility to speak issues out with knowledgeable.

Were John and Steve out of line in abducting Konstantin and telling him to depart Salem? What do you suppose Konstantin will do subsequent?

Trey: In actual life, I might’ve been mortified for anyone to be kidnapped. However, since it is a fantasy world, I’m glad that John and Steve had been proactive.

Steve Is Suspicious - Days of Our Lives

Konstantin is dangerous information, and he’s positively out for bother. Hopefully, he goes to someone and tries to say he was kidnapped. Maybe Maggie will not imagine his story. I am unable to imagine she’s fallen for his act to date.

Jack: I do know Steve was a Kiriakis goon, however I did not like this. Yes, Konstantin is slime, however this wasn’t any completely different or higher than when Abigail kidnapped Gwen, and Gabi needed to cease her from going too far.

I appreciated that Konstantin was like a human model of the pagodas that used to make John freeze up years in the past, and I’m to see the place that goes (however please do not undo the amazingness that was Dick Van Dyke’s character studying he was John’s father!)

Konstantin appears fascinated with discovering why John appears to be like acquainted, so he’ll possible lay low whereas staying in Salem to determine that out. He may also inform Maggie how Steve and John acted, as she is going to certainly be upset and take his facet, which could purchase him extra time.

Christine: Ugh. I am unable to stand Konstantin and hate that Maggie is being taken in by him. After being married to Victor for years, she needs to be smarter than that.

Konstantin Will Stop at Nothing - Days of Our Lives

Was abducting Konstantin flawed? Yes. But that is Salem, so I’ll let it slide. My situation is, what was the purpose? If they had been simply attempting to scare him and this backfires, it may make issues worse.

And Konstantin does not seem to be a person who scares simply. He all the time has a contingency plan, and I’m frightened about what he’ll do subsequent.

Stefan advised EJ about Clyde blackmailing him and Ava. Will that come again to chunk him?

Trey: I do not know. EJ was proper to keep away from Stefan and Ava in addition to Clyde. I do not suppose EJ will use this towards Stefan, no less than not proper now. Perhaps EJ will watch him sink himself and use it to his benefit later.

Jack: What worries me most is that EJ might understand Stefan and Ava are answerable for Holly’s overdose however use Tate as a scapegoat as a result of he does not wish to truly get Stefan in bother.

EJ Worries - Days of Our Lives

So far, EJ has had no loyalty to Stefan and threatened to bury him legally, however when push involves shove, household is all the time first with the Dimeras, together with him.

I additionally do not perceive why EJ could not cost Clyde with extortion and drug dealing and have him moved to a most safety jail the place he cannot do any extra injury. Problem solved.

Christine: I appreciated that EJ prioritized his household with Nicole and did not wish to get entangled. He is aware of Stefan is keen to stab him within the again at any time, so their household loyalty is skinny.

But I used to be stunned he did not take this chance to attempt to take Clyde down for good. If Dimitri was moved to a most safety jail, that looks like one thing EJ needs to be wanting into for Clyde.

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Chad, Everett, and Harris spent Christmas collectively on the Brady Pub. Can you image these three changing into pals, or was this a one-off scenario due to the vacation?

Trey: I believe it’s a one-off off; nevertheless, I’ve seen this week that there have been a variety of character interactions that have not been taking place as of late. It’s refreshing!

I do not know if Chad and Everett may be pals, no less than not proper now, since they’re each lusting after Stephanie. And Harris simply looks like an oddball match by age, character, and profession.

Jack: Well, now that Chad’s seen Everett kiss Stephanie, I anticipate that Jealous Chad will come out once more to play. But if Chad can settle for that he misplaced Stephanie, it is potential that these two may ease into an uncomfortable truce.

Stephanie and Everett Kiss - Days of Our Lives

Harris’ involvement with any of them was bizarre, although perhaps Everett is meant to assist him uncover the drug ring. That’s the one approach these two being concerned makes any sense.

Christine: This was an odd trio, however I did not dislike it. It can be novel if Chad and Everett kind of grew to become pals, and neither of them ended up with Stephanie.

And I do suppose that Everett and Harris might be in each other’s orbit as they’re each investigating Salem’s drug commerce.

Rate this 12 months’s New Year’s Eve get together in Salem. Who had the most effective time? Who wore the most effective outfit?

Trey: This New Year’s Eve get together was very subdued in comparison with years previous. However, it was refreshing. There was no shock, reveal, or anyone getting back from the useless. There was a variety of relationship-building and a few drama.

Leo Dresses Up - Days of Our Lives

I appreciated Everett’s awkwardness. I cherished Leo’s cape and Holly’s gown. Brady seemed dapper, and Nicole’s blue outfit was very cute. But everybody seemed unbelievable, and I’m actually enthusiastic about all the interactions!

Jack: This was one of many higher events. There had been truly greater than three individuals in it!

I appreciated that it felt like an actual get together with completely different teams of individuals socializing and that a lot of the drama was lifelike. If Holly hadn’t overdosed, we would have truly had a celebration that did not finish in catastrophe for anybody!

The extra lifelike scenes of individuals being unhappy as a result of the one they need is kissing another person is extra the kind of factor I take pleasure in.

Tate seemed nice in his swimsuit and I had a tough time believing Holly’s gown was in Nicole’s closet. Leo’s flashy costume and cape had been nice, although his try and crash the get together to ask for a job in the midst of it was typical annoying Leo, LOL.

Theresa Dresses Up - Days of Our Lives

I wasn’t a fan of Theresa’s gown, which I assumed was too fancy for the event. Nicole wasn’t on the get together, however I appreciated her gown.

I want Theresa hadn’t gotten upset with Brady. It appeared prefer it got here out of nowhere and was plot-driven to get her to virtually catch Tate and Holly with the capsules.

Chanel and Johnny in all probability had the most effective time. I do know I had fun watching them have an precise date the place they centered on one another with none interlopers.

Christine: I assumed it was one of many extra attention-grabbing New Year’s Eve events. It had the Holly cliffhanger. Chanel and Johnny’s midnight kiss.

I cherished Chanel’s darkish purple gown, and Johnny’s coat was beautiful. Leo’s outfit made me smile. I’m hoping it is a good omen for the 12 months to return.

Paulina is Elated - Days of Our Lives

Paulina might have most cancers. So far, are you discovering this storyline intriguing, informative, or overly heavy-handed in its message about early detection?

Trey: I’m intrigued by the storyline, and I’m hoping they do proper by the thyroid most cancers storyline. As an individual who has stood by pals with thyroid most cancers, I’m stunned in a great way that Days went there.

But I’m truly completely happy that they’re getting the message out, and I hope they do justice to the storyline.

Jack: I appreciated the half about Chanel worrying for Paulina and attempting to get her to get checked out. That was lifelike, although laborious to observe as somebody who has had members of the family cope with most cancers.

But the tenth rendition of “Remember, Mama, early detection is so vital” was annoying and pulled me out of the story. It was an excessive amount of like an infomercial about early detection.

Chanel Enjoys NYE - Days of Our Lives

Chanel reminding Paulina about Uncle Stuart’s lung most cancers. Kayla telling Paulina, “The excellent news is that whether it is most cancers, we caught it early so chances are high we will deal with it.” Johnny comforting Chanel with ONE telling of his eye most cancers story would have been nice. The repeated emphasis was an excessive amount of.

Also, the bizarre time soar messed the story up. Paulina bought checked out on Christmas Day, learn the story, after which got here to Kayla’s workplace on New Year’s Eve, complaining she’d been ready a very long time for information on her subsequent step.

It made it seem to be she’d been within the hospital for every week ready for Kayla. No marvel she was so impatient!

Christine: This has the potential to be an excellent, lifelike story, and I hope Days continues to do it effectively.

There was a good quantity of repetition, however soaps do this loads in case somebody missed the earlier episode. For these of us who watch day-after-day, it could actually make the message really feel very heavy-handed.

Alex Defends Theresa - Days of Our Lives

What irritated the heck out of you this week in Salem?

Trey: This week was an excellent character-building week. If I had to decide on storylines that irritated me, it is that Marlena was that therapist for Nicole and that Chad bought a variety of airtime.

I believe the factor that irritated me probably the most was Alex being a jerk to Justin. There are a variety of irritating conditions taking place, however I really feel just like the writers are weaving an excellent story.

Jack: Most of what irritated me was what I stated within the query above about Paulina. I used to be additionally irritated that Christmas Day was kind of an afterthought. After that lovely Christmas Eve, I used to be anticipating much more than we bought on the Christmas Day episode.

It felt like an everyday episode, besides Paulina occurred to learn the Christmas story on the final minute. I assumed they need to have had the Kiriakis Christmas on Monday and let Stefan and EJ have it out on Tuesday as a substitute of the opposite approach round to make it seem to be Christmas.

Stefan's Unexpected Partnership - Days of Our Lives

I additionally did not admire Konstantin crashing a second Christmas get together, and I wasn’t a fan of Steve and John kidnapping him.

I’m additionally not terribly proud of this overdose story. And if Holly went to the toilet to take her capsules, why was she discovered within the alley? I assume she may have gone outdoors to attempt to get contemporary air when she felt bizarre, however that did not make a variety of sense to me.

Speaking of which, I am unable to imagine Nicole was so relaxed about Holly’s consuming. The solely consequence Holly suffered, in addition to a hangover, was the embarrassment of Eric studying about it.

Nbody introduced up that alcohol abuse led to her father’s demise. Holly wants some more durable love than she’s getting. That’s what led to this overdose scenario.

Finally, Rafe and Jada spending all day in mattress was boring, particularly when Everett was downstairs, and I used to be dying for Jada to run into him.

Maggie Struggles To Get Into The Christmas Spirit - Days of Our LIves

Christine: Alex was annoying and an entire jerk to Justin, Maggie, and Xander at Christmas. If the present is attempting to make me root for Alex’s downfall when the reality comes out about his parentage, they’re doing a hell of a job.

And having to endure Konstantin for each Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was past annoying!

What was your favourite quote, scene, or storyline from this week’s Days of Our Lives?

Trey: The steamy kiss from Xander and Sarah on the finish made my coronary heart flutter! I’m so completely happy that there was some precise romance with my favourite {couples}, Johnny and Chanel, and Xander and Sarah!

I like seeing shades of outdated John and Steve taking motion into their very own palms. I appreciated seeing Nicole and Holly’s relationship. They appear very plausible as Mom and daughter.

A Kiss At Midnight - Days of Our Lives

Jack: I appreciated Johnny supporting Chanel and them spending New Year’s Eve collectively. I additionally appreciated Holly and Nicole’s dialog.

Christine: Johnny and Chanel, simply being collectively made my week. They have grow to be my favourite couple in Salem.

It was additionally good to see Xander and Sarah getting nearer, together with spending time with their child. Nicole’s searching for remedy was lengthy overdue and a spotlight.

And regardless of Konstantin and Alex making the Kiriakis Christmas a miserable affair, I did admire that they took the time to bear in mind Victor.

Xander and Sarah Kiss - Days of Our Lives

Okay, TV Fanatics, now it is your flip. Hit that SHOW COMMENTS button beneath to inform us your finest and worst moments from this vacation in Salem.

Then take a look at Jack Ori’s Days of Our Lives overview right here at TV Fanatic.

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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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