June 18th, 2010  |  Leave a comment

The James Scott Interview – Days of our Lives

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Over the past several weeks On-Air On-Soaps has asked you, the viewers of Days of our Lives, the ultimate question that seems to have fans divided.  Who should Sami Brady end up with?  EJ Dimera or Rafe Hernandez?  Your posts and comments have been passionate, angry, playful, and extremely clever.  Then, we posted some recent comments made by Days of our Lives executive producer, Ken Corday, from a recent interview with Soap Opera Network that intimated that come Labor Day, Sami would be reunited with Rafe, not EJ.   But is this a done deal?

As a conclusion to our little, well… huge, heated debate, On-Air On-Soaps went to the man at the center of the hurricane, who stirs up so much trouble in Salem, all the while making the hearts of female fans all across America go a-flutter.   We are speaking of only one man, Daytime Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor for the first time in his soap opera career, James Scott.  Now, as we head into the final week before the Emmys are handed out in Vegas, find out how James chose his Emmy reel, and how his Emmy nomination day was filled with a personal heartache that he won’t soon forget.   Then it’s on to what’s coming up for Ejami fans, and working with Alison Sweeney (Sami).

To the point, charming, devilish, and charismatic, are just some of the adjectives I would use to describe this one of a kind performer who has made quite the mark for himself in the daytime arena in a relatively short time.   Here’s the dashing Brit, on all the elements of EJ and what could be shakin’ in Vegas!

MICHAEL:

James, what are you feelings on EJ’s current story?  At this point he has done some incredibly heinous things!  How can you justify some of his choices?

JAMES:

I am not justifying what he did.  What he had done is completely wrong.  There were reasons for it, but it is not an excuse.  I think you can safely say, if Sami hadn’t hidden the baby from EJ in the first place, and Nicole hadn’t switched the two babies around, none of this would have happened.  Before Sami decided not to tell him she was pregnant, EJ was dealing quite well.  I think what EJ did was wrong, and the storyline for the last four months has been EJ recognizing that what he did was wrong.  He gets it.  He knows he is wrong, regardless, and he is trying to make it up to Sami in his own way.

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MICHAEL:

The posts on my website were amazing from so many fans of Ejami and SAFE, who are so passionate about who they ultimately want Sami to end up with.  One item that kept popping up in some fans minds is, that EJ did rape Sami, and how could she be with her rapist.  What are your thoughts of that wrinkle in their past?

JAMES:

I think I have answered that question enough.  And frankly, regardless of what a small number of the audience may think, the show has moved on past that and is not going back to it.

MICHAEL:

Is there still hope for Sami and EJ?

JAMES:

I think that there is always hope for Sami and EJ.  If it does not work out this time around, it does not change the fact that EJ has maintained for a long time, all the way through his relationship with Nicole, that he was in love with Sami.  Nicole kept saying he was in love with Sami and he was!  Sami is the love of EJ’s life, and when this all comes out, it does not change the fact that he has these feelings for her, and she truly has feelings for him, too.

MICHAEL:

With all the scripts you received over the last several months; from kidnapping Sydney, to involving Anna, to making it look like Sydney had died, did you ever go, “Oh, my God.  I am going to do this?”

JAMES:

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I was fine with everything until I put the baby’s clothes in the water, because that clearly crossed the line.  As an actor, when I read that, I thought it would be a tough bridge to get over when things come out.  It’s a tough one to overcome.

MICHAEL:

What does he feel now for Nicole?

JAMES:

He hates Nicole and he should!

MICHAEL:

She now has her eyes set on Brady!

JAMES:

She is welcome to him! (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

EJ has to be beyond pissed at Nicole, and he is going to want payback.  Can we expect some EJ machinations soon to be perpetrated on Nicole?

JAMES:

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I think he is biding his time and looking for an opportunity to get back at her.  I am sure if he waits, one will present itself! (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

Do you love playing this character?  EJ is such a fun, rich character; at times it’s got to also be exhausting.  If you read all the fans comments, they are enthralled with EJ, no matter what he does!

JAMES:

I do enjoy playing EJ a lot.  I think he has a lot of latitude.  First of all, he is a bit bad, which means he can behave himself when he wants to, and that is something the good characters do. Then, he cannot behave himself when he wants to. (Laughs) That is something the good characters can’t do, which gives him a bit more to do in that sense.

MICHAEL:

Do you ever watch your work back and think, “My God.  I as EJ, am such a snake in the grass?”

JAMES:

I have not seen a show in quite awhile, certainly over a year.   I don’t watch it on purpose, because I am incredibly self-conscious of my work.  I tend to be very judgmental and in a way that is not constructive.  So I avoid watching myself, because for me, I think that if I did, I don’t think it would help necessarily.  I was reading a recent interview with Angelina Jolie about movies she had been in but never watched, and it’s something that people do all the way up the spectrum of acting.

MICHAEL:

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That leads me into this question of your Emmy nomination.  First, I am beyond thrilled for you and the fact that you are being recognized for your performance of EJ, and because you carried so much of the load on DAYS last year.  What was the decision to choose the episode where you find out about baby Grace’s death, and then go visit her in the morgue, when you had a few other big shows to choose from?

JAMES:

To be completely honest, Gary Tomlin (co-executive producer, DAYS) chose it for me.  We got to the place three months ago when we had to pick shows.  I thought, well since I have not seen any of my shows, this is putting me at a disadvantage.  And so, I took home a few DVD’s.  I got two in and I pretty much called up Gary and said, “I don’t want to do this.  I don’t watch my work.”  It’s hard to watch, because I am aware of what I am supposed to be doing, which is finding a submission for an Emmy.  But in watching it; the way I see it is the way, I gather, the blue-ribbon panel might see it, since I am very critical.  So, I felt I was shooting myself in the foot by having me select my own Emmy reel, and so that was a recipe for a disaster. Gary Tomlin took some of my shows home over one weekend and he came in and said, “I think you should go with this one”, and so we did.

MICHAEL:

Did you watch the one that he ended up submitting for you?

JAMES:

No, I have not seen it.  But the DVD of it is in my dressing room.

MICHAEL:

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In Soap Opera Digest you were quoted as saying, in reference to the fact that for the first time ever the Daytime Emmys are being held in Vegas, the following, “I think I would rather crawl through glass naked in the slums of Calcutta than go to Las Vegas.”

JAMES:

In all fairness, it is like the same thing! (Laughs)  You can spot the people who really want to go to Vegas for the Emmys, because when you ask them when they are leaving, they say, Friday!  I am flying in Sunday morning.  Now, the shows in Vegas are quite impressive, but it’s not my town.  To me, New York and Hollywood are the Emmys, you know.  It’s disappointing to me the show is in Vegas this year, but maybe it’s in the general decline of the soaps.

MICHAEL:

I hear many Vegas performers and shows are being incorporated into the telecast.

JAMES:

Oh, wow!  Now, since I said the Vegas acts are pretty impressive, that could be fun.

MICHAEL:

When did you find out you were nominated?  And how was that day, finding out you were an Emmy nominee for the first time?

JAMES:

I found out at 6:am in the morning, and at 5:am in the morning I was putting down my dog.  Quite frankly, when I found out I was nominated; it was not a good day for me.  He had cancer.  He got really sick at 1:am in the morning, and then he was in a lot of pain and they put him down.  I had been up all night, and it is a tough thing to do under any circumstances.  So the day of finding out was not a good day, but in retrospect, and when you have time to recover a little bit from the dog dying, it’s nice to be nominated.   I was certainly surprised.  I don’t say that with a modesty that people throw into a statement like that, but I was genuinely surprised.  I did not expect to be nominated.

MICHAEL:

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Did Alison or Galen call and offer congratulations?

JAMES:

People did, but my cell phone was switched off, and I was not answering.  When I eventually got to listen to it, I did get a lot of calls from people, and those via email that said congratulations, and text messages.

MICHAEL:

But you are part of the five finalists who made it!  It’s a quite the group; Michael Park, Doug Davidson, Peter Bergman and Jon Lindstrom.

JAMES:

Yes, it’s a tough group, and I feel like the odd man out.

MICHAEL:

Alison Sweeney and you have these incredible Ejami fans.  They come to your defense and there are legions of them!

JAMES:

There are legions of them?  Well, somebody might want to mention that to Ken Corday! (Laughs).  Yes, there are a lot of Ejami fans. There are huge numbers of them and they have stuck with it through thick and thin for a long time, and they are wonderful. They are very supportive of us as a couple, and the actors individually, which is nice.

MICHAEL:

When you were at the DAYS Fan Weekend 2010, just a few weeks ago, was there something that they asked you the most?  Is it personal or storyline driven?

JAMES:

Oh, it’s always about story. They always ask a Samantha question, and it’s the one question that I cannot answer, and it’s an exercise in frustration for both of us.

MICHAEL:

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You and Galen Gering (Rafe) have such a great competitive dynamic on the show.  Can you speak to working with Galen?  On our On-Air On-Soaps Daytime Emmy Nomination Podcast, Galen co-hosted and had nothing but praise to heap upon you!

JAMES:

I think in terms of having somebody to butt heads with…I love butting heads with Galen.  I am sure you are familiar with stories that actors come with big egos, and when you have characters that get in situations where they butt heads, typically one person loses in those situations, and sometimes actors don’t like to lose.  I have certainly had some problems working with other men on our show in the past.  You will do things to them in a scene, and they will really not respond to it very well, and be quite angry and take it quite personally. The scene ends and there will be words or, something. The wonderful thing with Galen is he absolutely none of that.  It is fun to work with Galen, in the capacity we work with each other, and to know you can do those things, and use your strength as an actor to sort of get the other character.  And when you finish taping it’s. “Oh, you got me.”  Or, it’s funny, and it makes coming to work a pleasure. Galen is also a very good actor, which helps a great deal.  If I am trying to be the bad guy, then the good guy can’t hold his own.  But, Galen makes it tough for me, and he is very strong.

MICHAEL:

There is really a “hot” competition going down for Sami!

JAMES:

I was happy when he came to the show.  I don’t know if you remember, prior to when Galen came to the show, I was really the only guy in my category.  And, it was not good for the show.  And Galen coming really helped fill that gap, and he has done an excellent job and brought a lot of laughter to the set.

MICHAEL:

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When do we get the payoff where EJ is going to get his comeuppance?  Do you feel it’s everything the viewers will have waited so long to see?

JAMES:

Do you mean sometime after Labor Day weekend, that Rafe and Sami will be having a happy ending? What? (Laughs) Those scenes are coming.  If you ask me that question next week I can say some heavy stuff is coming.  This material I have not taped yet, but I would say fans of EJ and fans of Ejami, SAFE, Rafe, the whole thing; there is a very big thing that is going to happen.  Well, we know the information about Sydney is going to come out, but in addition to this, there is a huge, huge twist that is brilliant.

MICHAEL:

You did not see it coming?

JAMES:

No, no, not at all.  A good twist you never see coming, and if the show can keep a lid on it, it’s really good.  I would think from the viewer’s perspective, it will be some of the most exciting and engaging material that they have seen in the last year.

MICHAEL:

But will EJ go through mass heavy drama and feel some remorse, some guilt for all his chicanery?

JAMES:

This will be the heaviest drama EJ has been through since he found out about Nicole’s pregnancy, which was a year ago.

MICHAEL:

How was that recent on-screen kiss that happened between you and Ali Sweeney?  It’s been a while since EJ got to have a kiss from Sami!  Ejami fans were jumping for joy.

JAMES:

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(Laughs) Alison is just wonderful.  I can’t think of a better way to spend your time than kissing Alison Sweeney.   It’s just a perfect way to spend an afternoon.  And if things do go south sometime after Labor Day weekend, then that will be the one thing I will miss most.

MICHAEL:

The pace of daytime is so challenging now with little time to rehearse.  Do you and Alison get to go through your scenes before you hit the set?  Many soaps are working so fast now that no one has time to rehearse with their scene partner. They just hit the floor and do it all on the sound stages.

JAMES:

We don’t go through a full rehearsal on stage.  For example: Alison and I have big scenes coming up next week to tape, and so this week we spent a lot of time working together on that material.  Daytime is really simple.  You cannot sink your teeth into every single script, you cannot, it moves too fast.  But the way you do it is you go through the days when so much is going on and you recognize it on those days that you are able to learn your lines, and come on board and do your job, but you don’t have to go the extra mile.  However, when you have important scenes coming up, that is when you have to make sure you put in the extra time. You sit down a week in advance.  You sit down with the people you are working with, and Alison and I talk about it, and talk with Gary and the directors a day in advance, and know our blocking ahead of time.  You really have to do as much preparation as possible, and Alison is good at doing that.  I am very enthusiastic, too.  So we put in a good deal of time into that, and when you see scenes that carry weight or substance, these are not scenes that we just showed up on the sound stage and put together.

MICHAEL:

Well, viewers and fans always talk about how EJ and Sami ‘sizzle’ when they are together on screen.   They think that these two can both be so bad, so it’s so delicious and sexy to see them together.  What would you say to that?

JAMES:

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I would say this about the chemistry and the sizzle; either you have that or you don’t. That does not come from rehearsal.  It comes down to the actors if they have chemistry.   Chemistry is really a nice and polite way of saying, you know, they are attracted to one another.

MICHAEL:

So we know or hear through Ken Corday’s statement to Soap Opera Network, that on Labor Day, it seems that Sami reunites with Rafe. Would EJ then have a new woman on the horizon in Salem?  If so, who would you like it to be?

JAMES:

Let’s think about this for a second.  If you ask that question in the land of reality, the answer is no, because if you are in a relationship or in love with somebody, you are really in love with someone.  So, let’s say you break up with them.  How long does it take you to have sex with someone else?  How long does it take you to go out on a date?  How long does it take you to go back into a relationship?  It does not take you a week, or six month or maybe even a year; it could take you a long time.  I don’t know what they plan to do.  I know they always think there is some chemistry or love interest possible for EJ. Personally, I don’t think that is necessary for EJ, because he has other aspects of his life going on.  As far as another female character on the show for a romance with EJ, I don’t know, no one comes to mind.

MICHAEL:

Are you ever concerned with all the horrific things EJ has done, that the writers will box him into a corner, and then he would be written off the show?

JAMES:

Constantly!  Frankly, I think the intention at one point in time was to write me off the show, and essentially after a while, you just have to not create that opportunity. Sometimes writers put you there, but you have to be making strong choices, looking for new opportunities, and trying to communicate new things to the writer and to the audience.  It is kind of those choices that will open up opportunities for you, and you should always be looking to do those as an actor.

MICHAEL:

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How is it after these last several years still working with Joe Mascolo (Stefano) as your on-screen, dad?

JAMES:

I love working with Joe.  With Joe, I do some of my best work.  Sometimes he wipes the floor with me! (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

OK, James, we really need to get back to prepping you for the Emmys.  Now, what you are wearing? That’s the first order of business we need to take care of.  (Laughs)

JAMES:

I was intending on wearing the same tuxedo I was wearing for the last four year’s, but I have someone in my ear telling me it’s not the right thing to do.  You may see me in something new, but it’s more likely you will see in the same thing in that I wore for the last four years.

MICHAEL:

OK, second. Will you prepare a speech in case you win?

JAMES:

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I would definitely prepare something.  I will prepare something and put it in my pocket.  I say that because, as much as I think my chances of winning are small, if it did happen there is a responsibility to be able to thank people and tell them how much you appreciate their support.  It’s a very small window of opportunity, as they are counting down 20 seconds on the live broadcast before you time is up.  If I were to win, there would be many people I would like to thank, and I would not like to leave anybody out.  And so, I would take a little small card and put it in my pocket and write down some names.  You know the other thing is, frankly, if I won, I would probably be so surprised I would not remember my own name.

MICHAEL:

Alright James, as I leave you to get ready for Vegas and the Emmys, do you think DAYS viewers can expect EJ’s house of cards, finally… finally…going to come crashing down around him in the coming months? And, how is he going to handle, when, and if the time comes, losing Sami?

JAMES:

First of all, I think the writing is some of the best stuff I have ever had to work with.  If EJ’s house of cards does come crumbling down, and as always, if it does, it won’t be for very long.  He has got all the money, and the situation with the underworld empire that he is connected to.  None of that is going to be impeached, but his heart may get broken, and he is going to fall as far as his heart lets him.  But the rest of his life won’t change.

  1. Susie says:

    I am SAFE all the way! Sorry James Scott but I think they have already written you into a corner. . .your only hope is to get back with Nicole and the two of you can be evil together.

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    rachel replied

    no wey! wse ar many to many fact! and we want ejami and trust me days witeout ej will not be the same! this is a soap james you amazing we love you!

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    Brenda replied

    I agree with you Rachel. James Scott/EJ and Allison/Sami are the only storyline on DOOL that is interesting. Their s/l has been full of passion and chemistry. The writers would be making a serious mistake to permanently break them up. Sami wants EJ, and she will eventualy realize Rafe isn’t the man for her. Where is the passion and chemistry between Sami and Rafe?….Writers you know EJ is the leading man….Don’t try to fix what isn’t broken…..Ej must confess and Sami must forgive him..
    TRUE LOVE FORGIVES…TRUE LOVE UNDERSTANDS.

    Destiny replied

    u and sami should be together bottom line iv been watchen the show sence i was born letterily while qmy mom was giveing birth 2 me at 1 oclok their was a lil tv in the room and she had it on lol … and if i rember corectly when jhon black went to visit for a short period of time becuz she had past while spreading the ashes i showed her when she was young and stephino dad was together

    Victoria replied

    James is the actor, EJ is a fictional character. I just wish some EJ haters would get that straight!

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    Lilly replied

    I hope that some Rafe haters would get that straight!!! Galen is the real person, not the bore that you Rafe haters calls him. Galen is a comedic and nice and not a stiff shirt bore.

    Brenda replied

    You know what?….That proves how brilliant an actor James Scott really is. He has made his EJ character so real that he is provoking anger in the Ejami haters……I LOVE JAMES SCOTT AKA EJ DiMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Karen replied

    I agree.EJ’s character is good/bad, but he does truly love his Samantha.

    Keesha replied

    Safe all the way. Sowwy Ejami Fans

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    Whatever replied

    Nicole is DEFINATELY not the woman for EJ-he became Stefano’s clone with her by his side; he became a man he did NOT want to become. . …Sami said something along those lines to him when they were in the park discussing Johnny’s custody and the expression on his face showed that she was right.

    At least with Sami in his life (he’s not completely honest, but still) he tries to be a better man. For example, in 2008, he turned his back on his father and became a lawyer. Now in 2010, he’s also a lawyer and helping out Arianna.He’s doing this partly to help out Arianna, partly to get back at Nicole and and I suspect partly to redeem himself for the whole sydnapping debacle-he wants to be worthy of his children’s and Sami’s love.

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    shakira replied

    I agree with what most of you guys are saying .I live in south africa and we are like really far behind .but I have google things 2 come in 2010 sine we only on 2009 episodes ,I think that sami and ej belong togrther they make the hottest couple on screen and of screen ,its funny how some of you life SAFE than EJ and sammy being together and as far as the writters putting EJ and nicole together the bascially mixed water and oil together I want to see more of ejami then of safe

    Connie replied

    Ej and Sami are soulmates. What Ej has done is unforgiveable but let us remember that Sami kept Will from Lucas for more than a year, Baby Grace from ej( he forgave her) They have both hurt each other. All the man that Sami has been with including Rafe has always tried to change her, however Ej accepts her for what she is> EJAMI forever. When is Ken Corday going t realise this.

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    Joyce replied

    I think they should write a story line where Rafe is really a woman who has had a sex change operation. She was gilted by E.J. and take revenge by trying to steal Sammy from E.J. Bizzare…Not as bizzard as trying to spit up the two best actors that have ever been ! Don’t lose what you have going for the show. These two actors are class acts, playing second to done. Move over Angelina and Brad, the real heat is on Days! These two feed on each others talents! There passion, perfection and kindred spirit for acting makes a great show.

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    ella replied

    or he can be evil with his real match : SAMI BRADY !

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  2. Ada says:

    James just MADE MY DAY!!!!! Why well because
    1) He says Sami IS the love of EJ’s life.
    2) He sees no other love interest for EJ.
    3) Where he says someone should tell Ken Corday about all the Ejamis!

    James Scott IS Days!

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    Nicole replied

    EJAMI or Bust!!! Dont worry james! Corday WILL know just how many Ejami’s there are! (if he hasn’t figured that out by now!) we’ll fight to the death for EJami!

    What a fabulous interview! thank you so much Michael! james’s so articulate and classy!
    James IS Days! James & Alison’s chemistry is off the charts! i’m so glad for his Emmy nod – he totally deserved it! the scenes he submitted (well GT submitted i suppose) were amazing and heart wrenching! James is extremely talented and shines brightly compared to certain other actors on the show.

    thanks again for the interview!

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    trista replied

    Yes ejami all the way!!!!!!!!! I love how james said reguarding his chemistry with alison that its there or its not its a nice way of saying the two actors are attracted to each other, and that spending the afternoon kissing alison is the best way to spend an afternoon and if ej looses sami that is the thing he will miss the most!!!!!!!! He is so freaking adorable! Great interview! i was sad to hear about his dog though!
    Go ejami!!!!!!!!!!!! WE love u guys together and I would be devestated if ej and sami don’t end up together!!!!!

    Brenda replied

    JAMES SCOTT/EJ ARE KEEPING DOOL RATINGS UP…IF THE WRITERS MAKE GALEN GERING/RAFE THE LEADING MAN THE RATINGS WILL PLUMMET…Galen G is a nice-looking man, but he doesn’t have the passion or chemistry in the scenes with Allison S/Sami the way James S does. The character Rafe is one dimensional…..EJ is the only leading man for Sami.

    rachel replied

    amen:)

    this is not let me to comment i need to sign up?

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    Sharon replied

    Ilike the chemistry between Ejami. I owuld have no problem seeing them ride off into the sunset but how will EJ get past all he has done and once Sami finds out I think that will be fini’ for Ejami. I like SAFE but I seem to like Ejami more.

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    daysfan replied

    Just because that is James opinion doesn’t mean thats how tptb feel. Thank goodness. Why has James changed his mind about pairing up Nicole with Ej? I know I have read in interviews that he liked the pairing and he loved working with Ari.

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    Ada replied

    James liking to work with Ari and liking EJ/Nicole are two different things. He has always maintained that EJ loved Sami. I also would think that James is popular enough for his opinion to carry a good bit of weight over at Days!

    daysfan replied

    He’s an actor, not a writer.

    Ada replied

    He is an actor but I still believe that Jame probably has enough pull to get some things he wants where other actors/actresses would not.

    sabri replied

    He always prefer the Ej/Sami story than Nicole/Ej story because it is more interesting and dynamic and full of potential for many storylines that is all but actually writers don’t listen to him they again and again and again saddle him with Nicole (who could be with Brady)

  3. Bobbi says:

    It is high time for a dimera to win when it comes to romance, and when I say win I mean for EJ to win Sami Brady.

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    Sheesha replied

    Amen to that! I think EJ and Sami are meant to be. Yes, EJ went WAY over the line in having Sami think Sydney had died, but if ANYONE should realize how easy it is to let your emotions take over and make you do horrific things to people you love because they hurt you first…it is Sami. I think when it all comes out, in time, Sami will be able to forgive EJ. The reason EJ and Sami are so good together (in my opinion) is that they are 2 sides of the same coin. They think alike. AND they have INCREDIBLE chemistry together. A Brady and DiMera genuinely falling in love…that is the stuff soaps are made of. It’s right up there with a Capulet and Montegue falling in love.

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    Tracie replied

    EJAMI are meant to be! I really wish the writers of Days would see this and listen to the viewers!!! The chemistry that these 2 actors have is amazing… Let them be together!

  4. Cindy says:

    Michael I always love your interviews because you are just like other fans and love the soaps. But it seems that you and James have a very nice rapport and you are able to get really good answers from him always.

    Thanks for asking all the hard questions and for encouraging James to splash out in new clothes for the Emmys. It really is a big deal. You know we will all be watching to see him and hoping for a win.

    Thanks so much!

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  5. VlS says:

    James is right – big fanbase for the EJamis – Corday needs to grab a clue! Love what James and Ali do to bring their characters to life – they care about what they bring to the screen and it shows. Their chemistry is off the charts – it is much bigger than I have ever seen in an onscreen couple before. There is just something about these two and their story that has caused me to join an online community and to write fanmail. I’ve been a fan of Days for YEARS and am a big fan of other couples on the show but NONE have drawn me in like EJ and Sami! They are what keeps me watching this show. So to KC – EJAMI is what this and MANY MANY other viewers want to see!

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    linda b replied

    How do we let Mr. Corday know that we want EJ and Sami, not Rafe and Sami? Did Rafe ever explain how his girlfriend from the past died? Emily I think her name was? He has secrets too, eh?

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    daysfan replied

    thats not what everyone wants. I am sure corday is well aware of the ejami fans. They have been super rude to Dena and tptb in the past.

    sabri replied

    And for good reason Dena Higley is a disease to soap operas !!

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  6. Jennifer says:

    James is absolutley greattt! Loved this interview. Espically how he anwsered the 12/29 question. I think people really need to let that part of history go. Lovedddd how he said he would miss kissing Alison. :D Hahaha! Here’s an EJami trooper that ISN’T giving up!

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    linda b replied

    Yes I believe the writers made a boo boo on that storylinne [the rape] and really want the viewers to just forget it. Some silly folks won’t let it go. They take it way to seriously, it’s a soap. Anyway, i am all for EJ and Sami. Would like to see Rafe find someone new.

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  7. Jill says:

    This is possibly the best interview I have ever read. You asked all the questions I was interested in knowing the answers to and James Scott gave amazingly insightful and intelligent answers. I’m not sure I know much more about what will happen but I trust that if he thinks the twist is brilliant, it is. I know I will be watching to see where this story goes. As a dedicated EJami fan, I hope EJ and Sami end up together. But as an even bigger James Scott fan, I will be satisfied as long as he is front and center and on the screen five days a week.
    Thanks again for a great interview.

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  8. JocastaNu says:

    Thank you for the excellent interview. I have always been a Sami first fan but this interview was the best you have ever done.
    I have always stayed out of the “fan” side of DOOL but this drew me in due to JS’ wit, humour, humility, consideration and gentlemanliness. He could give lessons to other people in general and other actors in particular.
    Thank you for a great read!

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  9. Sonja says:

    James Scott gives the best interviews, why am I not surprised? He is very intelligent, nice and always seems very down to earth to me. As an Ejami fan he has me more then intrigued to find out about this twist he has hinted at, very interesting!!

    Thank you, Michael for taking the time to interview him again and I look forward to more in the future!!

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  10. dorothy says:

    I love James Scott…he is such a humble unassuming person. I am crossing my fingers he wins the Emmy because I think he deserves it. He is a fantastic actor and if he and Sami don’t stay together or get back together, I won’t wait for another crumb from TPTB…I’ll be gone. If they don’t know a good thing they have in Ejami…they need glasses. There are not as many safe fans as one might think…they just post over and over to make it look like it. Sorry, I find them soooo boring.
    I enjoyed your convo with James and thank you for allowing us to comment on it. James Scott is the best!

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  11. Lisa Greenway says:

    Wonderful interview.Thanks so much…and THIS viewer wants EJAMI!!!!

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  12. pinky says:

    What a great interview. I just love James Scott, and he isn’t going anywhere but UP! I hope he brings home the emmy, and I certainly hope we get EJAMI!

    He is more generous to his co-stars than they deserve, I think, but it just shows that James Scott is a class act!

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  13. sarah says:

    Thank You James Scott for interview Thank you Micheal ,. Love ejami!!!

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  14. Maria says:

    Thank you James and Michael for interview

    James i hope you win! and im hoping for Sami to choose Ej even
    after all of this mess comes out

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  15. Jenna says:

    I loved this whole interview! Thanks MF for doing this interview with James! It does my EJami and James loving heart good! I will have a super smile on my face for the rest of the day!

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  16. glenda says:

    James Scott is such a class act.I hope he wins the Emmy.
    Actors of his caliber are few and far between.

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  17. Kathleen Carrell says:

    Great interview. I did like Sami and Rafe together but something is just off with those two. With Sami and EJ, sparks fly and that is good. I am hoping for a Sami/EJ reunion. Can’t see EJ with any other woman besides Sami. Love Ali and James and their chemistry onscreen. They are both fabulous actors. Good Luck to James on his Emmy nom and I hope he nails it.

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  18. Victoria says:

    Great Interview Michael! James is thee mosting interesting actor out there. He does brilliant work scene after scene. He certainly deserves that Emmy. Hope he wins! I’ll be watching that’s for sure. I love him as EJ but I also would love to see him in other projects. Movies, Primetime he has proven that he is an amazingly talented actor and could do it all. I personally would love to see a more romanctic/charming side to EJ. I love his with Sami, I loved him with Nicole. I wouldn’t mind if they brought in a brilliant beautiful actress to work opposite him either. Just keep him on my screen as much as possible and I will be happy!

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  19. Allie says:

    LOVE this interview! Thanks Michael! This is one of the best interviews with James that I have ever read. Team EJami all the way!

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  20. EJgal says:

    Great interview. Love James, he’s so honest about his character. Fingers crossed that he wins the Emmy.

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  21. Jen says:

    What a wonderful interview Michael! I very much enjoyed reading it and reading James’ responses. I don’t think I’ve ever read an interview from anyone that was so well thought out. Thanks!

    As for EJami: This viewer wants EJami and will fight to the end for them!

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  22. SocRMum1 says:

    Another fabulous interview, Mr. Fairman! You never fail to impress me with great questions.
    Loved JS’s responses. He’s always honest and never shies away from the tough questions. What a great read!

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  23. Nadine says:

    James is AMAZING! Love him, LOVE ej & Love Ejami! I think our adjectives, Michael, were right on the money! charming, devilish, and charismatic but i’ll add & sweet, TOO handsom and funny!!

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  24. tina says:

    wonderful interview. Im sorry about his dog. I just went through that myself last Thursday with my cat. So I can really relate to his pain. James can wear the same suit. hell he could wear a sack and still look good.

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  25. Avelina says:

    The interview was great. Whether you are a Safe, EJami, or Lumi fan, people are always talking about EJ ;) He is a very interesting character and I really love watching Alison and James together on screen. People will have their opinion of who they want but the MOST talked about non couple, couple is EJami.

    I wish James the best of luck at the Emmy ‘s but in my book he was already a winner!

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  26. Faith Loveright says:

    I am a die hard EJAMI fan. I have been from the very first moment that Sami laid eyes on the sexy Brit. I want to make my voice heard. We as a fan base aren’t going anywhere. Corday can ignore us, which he OBVIOUSLY is, since he claims that the “General Audience wants SAFE”… but we are a passionate fan base who has stood by our couple through a lot of HELL, and bad writing. The writers seem to be willing to give every single idea for a couple that they come across a real chance at happiness, EXCEPT for EJAMI. This couple has chemistry and heat… they have the “IT” factor that most daytime fans are looking for. There is a lot of potential for writing with this couple who I believe is destined for SUPERCOUPLE status… They are a modern day Romeo and Juliet, and the writers are wasting GREAT talent and super hot chemistry if they let EJAMI fall by the way side yet again to put Sami with a character that makes her BORING to watch like Rafe. EJ truly LOVES Sami… no one else will do.

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  27. Erica says:

    Thanks so much for this interview Mr. Fairman! Everything about it was interesting. James Scott is such an amazing actor, and also seems to be quite an incredile human being…I love him so much! I love EJ and can’t wait to see him “rise from the ashes” as DiMera’s always do. The big twist makes me a little nervous about the direction of EJami, but since James always seems to be an EJami fan, and says the twist is brilliant, I trust him! Thanks again for this interview!
    THIS VIEWER WANTS EJAMI!!

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  28. Lisa says:

    Excellent interview! I will be watching the daytime Emmys and I am rooting for James to win! He is a wonderful actor and I have enjoyed him since his time on All My Children. I have seen huge growth in his acting since taking on the role of EJ Dimera on Days of Our Lives. He sets the bar high for himself and for those around him. It is refreshing to see his human side in interviews like these. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  29. Bunny says:

    I am a die hard EJami fan and a James Scott fan! we ARE many!!! loved the interview! thanks to all!

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  30. Waverly says:

    As always Michael, a very complete and satisfying interview! Thank you so much.

    I am one of the viewers eagerly awaiting that house of cards to crash down on the character of Ej, It sounds as if there will be satisfaction that he will get his comeuppance. Yea! I just hope it is not too short lived after the length of time we’ve watched him get away with his nefarious deeds. I don’t believe Ej could truly love a woman and gleefully take her to the darkest pit of despair all in a game of revenge, but I understand from his character’s skewed perspective he believes he loves her.

    I love how James was being quite coy about a new direction and possible future love interest for his character. No one comes to mind? Hmmmm….I think there are a few in his orbit. Good attempt though to try and get him to spill what may lay ahead for Ej romantically.

    This huge twist has me incredibly intrigued . Too bad you weren’t able to wrangle the information out of him. Understandably, they will want to keep a tight lid on the shocking finale to this storyline. Whatever it is I hope it will not take away from the payoff of having Ej feel the wrath of the town for his despicable actions. We deserve the fun of seeing him being the one to squirm!

    Again great interview and so nice to hear what a rewarding working relationship James has with Joe, Ali and Galen. They all make it a terrific show!

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    Ada replied

    James is always nothing but honest in his interviews so if he doesn’t see anyone else as a love interest for EJ then I totally believe him. James is not one of these actors who misleads fans!

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    Waverly replied

    So….is he REALLY going to crawl through glass naked in the slums of Calcutta rather than go to Las Vegas??? Hmmmm….

    Ada replied

    Clearly that is just James’s sense of humor, I don’t even see how that has anything to do with James being misleading. By the way not trying to argue here just kind of confused about that statement. But I prob. just read it wrong because its been a long day! lol

  31. Alice says:

    James Scott is a strange guy. I thought he liked Ejole? Scott you’re the one writing yourself into a corner by always saying that Sami is the only woman for EJ, so EJ must be alone. She’s a fictional character! They can change EJ’s feelings for this woman or that woman with the stroke of a pen. These characters don’t exist. It’s a soap! If you’re a guy with no love interest on the show you WILL be written off. Look at Bryan D. If you aren’t in a triangle, you have no purpose. They will bring Bryan back if you think you’re too good to be acting with the other actresses on the show. The other women on the show aren’t good enough for EJ apparently. He will piss off Coday because Corday is trying to do damage control. The Ejami dud storyline hurt ratings.

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    Ada replied

    James IS Days! Without James Scott Days is gone. Corday and Tomlin know this. Days pretty much never gets an actor or actress nominated in a lead role but they did in James. Rafe and Sami have no purpose without EJ. The only story Rafe has had since coming on Days is related to EJ and even when the kidnapping is revealed and if Sami and Rafe “briefly” reunite then Rafe still only has a storlyine with EJ.

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    HAS replied

    that isn’t true, lol. DOOL lived without James and could again.

    Rafe is a strong character and Galen is a popular actor, so I disagree with you there, and so does James. :)

    Felicia replied

    Excuse me?!? Sami has no purpose without EJ? Sami used to be the driving force on DAYS, right alongside John and Marlena, Bo and Hope, Jack and Jennifer…. And over the past few years, her character has been completely destroyed by the pairing with her rapist.

    EJ is the one who serves no purpose on DAYS. If a DiMera is required, we have Stefano, who is ten times the character EJ is. DAYS has lost tens of thousands of viewers since the introduction of EJ. They should’ve killed him off years ago, and they would be way better off now.

    As for James Scott, he continues to prove himself an arrogant idiot. For the life of me, I can’t understand why Corday allows this man to speak in public about the show. Just muzzle him already.

    Ada replied

    lol HAS you’re right James would disagree with me on that one. Which is partially why I really like him is because he is very humble. Actually don’t mind Galen as an actor by the way just don’t like Rafe with Sami.

    Ada replied

    I did not mean Sami I was referring to the Sami/Rafe pairing the only way them together have a story is with EJ.

    Also it is extremely rude and disrespectful to refer to James as an idiot! Its one thing to talk about a character from a show but James is a human being with feelings who has never been anything to kind.

    Steffie replied

    ONE MAN does NOT make the show. EJ is awesome, but he is not Days. Ask John /Drake (-:

    Nadine replied

    Yeah Alice!!! That’s why stories like Wuthering Heights, Pride & Prejudice, Great Expectations and the like are sooo unpopular because frightening, inexorable, unsettling storylines about two people filled with unbridled passion and love is just not what good romance is made of!

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    Hilda replied

    Or maybe he’s trying to state that EJ’s future is Sami…without explicitly giving away spoilers.

    I think James was very open to the idea of Ejole but the stupidity of their story (Nicole pulling the wool over his eyes almost the entire time, her being so desperate for him, and him still having these feelings for Sami) maybe killed it for him.

    The comment about no other woman right now for EJ made me think that either EJami are not done, or that the huge twist has to do with another non-romantic part of EJ’s life and he thinks that will keep him busy for some time, so there’s no reason to give him another romance already.

    Love James <3

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    pauwtje replied

    JS liked EJole?!!! I don’t think so, all of his interviews that I’ve read online basically state the same thing: Sami is the ONLY woman who holds EJ’s heart, always has and always will.

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    pauwtje replied

    I forgot to say that when an actor/actress wants to make the character he/she portrays three dimensional he/she has to become that person: that means understanding that individual, which includes whom he/she LOVES. Yes, it can be written that a new love interest comes along, but that doesn’t mean that the character stops loving a former flame, ESPECIALLY if it is a very deep, powerful, burning love like the one EJ has for Sami.

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  32. Cory says:

    Mr. Fairman, what an amazing interview you did with Mr. Scott!!!! But, I didn’t expect any less because you always do such amazing interviews!!!!!

    Kudos to James for his answer to the “way over and done with issue” of Dec ?? and what I saw was an agreement made between EJ & Sami!!!!

    This James Scott fan so believes that James deserves the Emmy for his acting over this past year!!!!! And we James Scott fans get to see him in a new tux to boot it off!!!! Humina, humina!!!!

    This Ejami fan needs to know what the “twist” is that James was talking about!!!!!!! But, this Ejami fan will also never give up on them!!!! The story lines that are possible between EJ & Sami are never ending. I just hope TPTB over at DOOL realize this soon or I’m afraid that DOOL will go off the air. And that I DO NOT WANT!!!! I would miss my favorite soap opera sooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!

    Again, a great interview with the wonderful James Scott Mr. Fairman. I hope you get many, many more with James!!!!

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  33. Ruthie says:

    I am a HUGE James Scott fan already and an interview of this calibre just validates his worth. Kudos to Michael Fairman for asking great questions and I am in awe of James for his honest and to the point answers.

    I will NOT give up hope for EJAMI as long as James and AS are on the show. The other pairings are not options for me.
    THIS VIEWER WANTS EJAMI. I just have to think KC was going for a reaction, and he got it. He knows the numbers and the numbers add up to EJAMI!

    Best of luck to James for the Emmy. I can’t imagine him not winning, but honestly, I don’t watch any other shows so I really can not comment on the other actors.

    Sorry to hear of James’ dog passing.

    GO EJAMI!!
    GO JAMES!!!

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  34. jessied says:

    Great interview!! This viewer wants Ejami too!!

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  35. PT says:

    As a fan of both James Scott & EJ Dimera I have to say that I am very proud of this interview, I appreciate an artist that isn’t caught up in the politics of the industry. James focuses on his craft and gives us the fans something to root for daily. EJ is one of the best characters on Days aside from Samantha characters with layers are what great stories are made us. EJ will always rise he is the future Phoenix once Stephano retires and he’s the rootable character, if the people in his life did not hurt him by keeping secrets there would be no Sydnapping.

    I went back last night and I watch the clip of him and Samantha in the park when she told him to get over it(losing Grace) and he basically asked her to put herself in his shoes if someone took your child from you how would you react right there they let us know where the story was able to go. I also home that Sami is able to go back to that day and the space to understand what EJ was feeling that caused him to take Sydney. Ejami has the formula of what great daytime supercouples are made of I just hope that Corday and his minions see it and capitalize on it.

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  36. edwina says:

    This interview just reminds me once again of why I love James Scott so much. He is so intelligent, thoughtful and forthright with his answers, and he doesn’t play the political correctness game.

    I admire him so much for always praising his costars. They are lucky to have such a gifted actor in their sphere and I hope they appreciate just how much he elevates their level of performance.

    As for EJ and Sami, I am a 100% devoted fan and always will be. They can write Sami back into her FBI hookup, but James is absolutely correct about one thing. Chemistry is not manufactured; you can not rehearse it. Chemistry just is, and James and Ali have it. In fact, they’ve had it from the first moment they were on camera together. I’m holding out for my “sizzle”.

    Thanks, Michael, for a great interview.

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  37. Kris says:

    What a great interview. I love James Scott and I love Alison Sweeney and I think their chemistry is off the charts. I am a HUGE Ejami fan and I am hopeful that they will get their happy ending despite the crap Ken Corday had to say. I find Sami and Rafe to be very boring and I think the majority of the fans out there would agree. EJ and Sami are the it couple and my main reason for watching. Good Luck to James on Emmy night.

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    Rielle replied

    I couldn’t agree more. This is a wonderful interview, thanks so much. James Scott and Alison Sweeney both have been giving the most amazing performances in their current intriguing, frustrating storyline and in the ones they shared before. I was rather surprised in fact that Alison wasn’t also nominated. Maybe next year. At any rate, I am here to say that this pairing of EJ and Sami and their story over the last four or five months is the main reason I came back to watching Days every day instead of occasionally. I believe they will get a happy ending after the angst that’s reportedly coming at the end of summer. I believe Ejami will be the supercouple that comes back again and again and brings real romance back to Days.

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  38. HAS says:

    haha! Galen would play along with the things James does.

    He doesn’t watch it? That seems odd. He’s quirky!

    I agree with James that the bloody clothes were the deal breaker. But I think it was well before that, where he finished off EJAMI.

    James is a great villain, he does that role well. Love to hate him!

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  39. JLHtx says:

    I loved this interview!! James Scott seems to be one of the nicest guys in daytime, not to mention one of the best actors. Love the chemistry between him and Alison Sweeney and LOVE the way he describes chemistry. Somebody does need to give Corday the memo that there are ALOT of us EJAMI fans out here who will settle for nothing less than our couple showing off that brillant chemistry. Thanks for a great interview, Michael! Good luck James on the Emmy, you deserve it!!

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  40. luvdayssafe says:

    It is SAFE all the way for me.. but I wonder what the twist will be…. Can’t wait for EJ to be found out

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    HAS replied

    wonder if it’s Sydole, but with the way he’s framed it, less sure now.

    It is intriguing, isn’t it?

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    luvdayssafe replied

    That’s my thought too and yes it is.

    pauwtje replied

    If it has something to do with Sydole, then what was the point of the whole dragged out, extremely irritating storyline of the babyswitch? Besides, it doesn’t make any sense-Nicole lost her baby MONTHS before Sami and Mia gave birth at the clinic. Also, Rafe proved that Sydney was Sami and EJ’s by the DNA results (that’s why Stefano put the hit on Rafe in the first place)?

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    luvdayssafe replied

    First of all I would like to say that my original thought about Sydney being Nicole’s is only speculation… secondly timelines on soaps mean nothing and they have kept their options open to her being Nicole’s via the dialogue on the show, now it may amout to nothing but the fact that they have consistently made reference to that Sami has trouble bonding with Sydney calling Nicole mommas and telling EJ he was never happier than when they were a family not to mention that they had Nicole run into Will with Sydney after she came back and that was not necessary because Sami already gave her the opportunity to say good bye.. which is what makes me question it because EJ and Nicole are not even in the same sl so what is the point is all I’m saying if it wasn’t to lead anywhere thirdly on why the draggded it out so much was in part to AZ maternity leave and in part because they like to torture us lol. There are many other possibilities too.. I was just throwing an idea out there based on what has played out thus far but your guess to what the twist is, is as good as mine. Yes there was the DNA test but remember that he only found a tooth brush that he thought was Sami’s but remember Nicole was staying at Sami’s and it could have just as easily been hers especially since he was in a rush to leave.. making it possible for a mistake on his part imo.. we will see what happens I guess lol.

  41. Deborah Kallus says:

    Thanks for doing another great interview with James. He is absolutely the best and really deserves to win the Emmy. This Viewer Wants Ejami and will accept no substitutes.

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  42. cheryl says:

    First of all Thank you Michael for giving us viewers an incredible interview with James Scott! It was fun, informative, and James really is a gentleman in real life. I wish him Good Luck on his Emmy Nomination but I’m sure he is going to Win, so he won’t need it! Second I really wasn’t looking forward to watching the show after Labor Day, but James sounds like some really good acting is coming up in the future. Plus a few surprises so I’m now excited to see what the writers have planned. James has been very open and honest in the past, so I trust him here too. Third I’m still an EJAMI Fan and that won’t change anytime in the future! James was so right when he said you either have Chemistry or you don’t and a Huge fan base knows exactly who has the Chemistry and who don’t. THIS VIEWER WANTS EJAMI!! I love the picture of James & Ali so Cute!

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  43. Tish says:

    Loved this James interview! It has got to be my favorite James interview of all time. Michael, you do an excellent job interviewing. I can’t wait to see what is to come for EJ and EJami!!! At one point I even cried when James talked about his dog. I loved everything about this interview!! Thank you!!!!!

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  44. Pixie says:

    Michael, I always love your interviews. You seem to get so much out of the actors. This was no exception. I enjoyed the interview even though I am a fan of Sami and Rafe. James seems like a very nice man and I loved the part about him enjoying working with his co-stars, Alison and Galen.

    Go SAFE!

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  45. Annie says:

    Thank you James for the great interview! EJami always and forever!!

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  46. Tina says:

    Great Interview – so insightful & intelligent – and that goes to you too for asking good questions. I’m an Ejami fan and I do think he will eventually get the girl. Sami and Rafe may reunite momentarily but I think she won’t be able to get EJ out of her head or her heart.

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  47. PoisonIvy says:

    Thanks for the interview! I love James, total class act. As for Ejami, bottom line – they are what keep me watching DAYS. I think they are simply the best and the chemistry is unrivaled. I am thoroughly intrigued with the “twist” – since I know there’s no HEA on a soap unless you’re getting written off, I’m eager to see what will be in store for Ejami in the future. In James and Ali’s capable hands, I have no doubt they will make it worthwhile. :)

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  48. Rochelle says:

    Wow, this interview was fantastic Michael! You asked great questions that I really wanted the answers to. I appreciate James giving his time and answering so candidly. It seems to me that EJ and Sami are meant to be together and that both James and Ali are working hard to make their scenes meaningful and magical to the audience. I, for one, am hoooked to this pairing. I’m hoping James wins that Emmy. Thanks for publishing this :-)

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  49. Rebecca says:

    that was a good interview. i have always liked james, he seems honest about things and always makes me laugh.

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  50. Deb Clouse says:

    Be still my heart! James Scott never fails to impress me when he gives an interview. He is the main reason I still watch Days after 28 years. I’m also a huge A.S. and Ejami fan. They never fail to light up the screen together. I am looking forward to the twists and turns coming up as I’m sure James will continue to give more of his emmy worthy performances. Great interview as usual Mr. Fairman.

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  51. Ali_ra says:

    Love the interview, James and Alison are the best on DOOL and there are no words to describe their chemistry.

    They just sizzle when they are together in a scene

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  52. SafeFan says:

    Sorry, James….I will always be a SAFE fan, though I thought the interview was good.

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    JSFan replied

    Thank you for SafeFan for being civil to James (the actor) even if you are a SAFE fan.

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  53. Gail says:

    Thanks, Michael, for a great interview!

    I love James Scott, I love EJ, and I love EJami. James is spot on as to chemistry – it just is – and James and Alison have the most chemistry I have ever seen between two soap characters.

    I hope James prepares a nice little speech, so he’ll be ready when he wins the Emmy!

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  54. Jen says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for this interview, Mr. Fairman. James gives such intelligent, thoughtful answers. I wish him all the best luck on Emmy night – he deserves the win! I also love his take on EJ and EJami. Looking forward to whatever awaits my favorite (sizzling) couple! This viewer wants EJami and won’t accept anything less!

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  55. Brandy says:

    Love James Scott! GO EJAMI!!!!!

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  56. Shaunna says:

    Thank you for another wonderful interview with the talented and always entertaining James Scott. He understands his character and the skill of acting on a level that most other daytime actors do not. He is, by far, my favorite actor. His performances leave me wanting more every time. He has a way of turning material into gold and communicating more with a expression than other actors do with pages of dialogue.

    I am intrigued that there are new twists coming in the storyline and will stay tuned to see how it works out. I am ever hopeful for Ejami.

    Oh, and Mr. Cordray….yes, there are LEGIONS of Ejami fans out there.

    This 20+ year viewer, and three generations of viewers in my family, want EJAMI!

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  57. Tricia/Zarine says:

    God I love him! The writers have to see that ultimately they will want EJ with Sami they sizzle when together! James you are a class act always someone needs to make you their example!

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  58. Hertpalms says:

    I am a HUGE SAFE fan and an even bigger Rafe fan but I like James and think he’s an excellent actor. I enjoyed hearing James talk about his relationship with Galen. It’s great that these two can butt heads and still respect each other as actors and friends.

    It’s too bad the Ejami fans can’t respect both actors as well instead of bad mouthing Rafe/Galen.

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    Hilda replied

    Where did this happen in the thread remarks? It seems to me that the other actors aren’t being discussed except in a good light.

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    KatieR replied

    Yes, many Ejami fans simply do not like GG and they make no bones about it. I personally think it’s because they don’t like Rafe or Safe. I don’t like Ejami but JS seems like a standup guy. You certainly won’t find me bashing him, unless he changes his whole personality someday, which I highly doubt.

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  59. Callisto says:

    Fabulous interview… I agree very much with a previous poster’s statement that James Scott is Days… That is not to diminish the talent of the other Days’ actors.. but, imo, James leads the pack; although if you were to ask him, he would certainly deny it; and, more than likely, he would politely scoff at such an idea… Everything he said in his interview about love and relationships he has brought to bear in the wonderful character he has created…. James’ emotionally honest portrayal of EJ’s love for Sami is, imo, the reason why EJ and Sami’s love story has become the phenomenon that it has…. that and that “chemistry” to which James referred.

    I hope that he is majorly surprised and wins that Emmy… He deserves it…

    Thank you for giving us another opportunity to get a peek into the mind and heart of a talented and special person…

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  60. mer4santo says:

    Thanks Michael, another great interview!

    I appreciate that James gives an inteview which is generally thoughtful and articulate with a note of self deprecation. He is obviously and EJami fan himself, as well as a big fan of Sweeney, it’s very cute.

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  61. Chris says:

    Thank you for such a great interview! I’m one of those Ejami fans, by the way.

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  62. Teresa says:

    Thank you so much for doing the interview with James Scott. He is truly a class act….

    When I know that EJ, Sami or EJAMI will be on, that is the only day that I cut my TV on to watch DOOL. These two actors represent what the soaps used to be about. The chemistry between them is not only undeniable, but simply amazing. They are the couple that keeps you rooting for them. I ablsolutely love them and hope to see more of them in the future.

    This viewer want EJAMI!!!

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  63. Michael Jenkins says:

    James scott is my favorite actor, thanks for posting.

    I am keeping EJAMI hope alive :)

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  64. suzy says:

    Just get EJ away from Sami, please. They’re annoying together. Move him onto someone who appreciates EJ.

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  65. karine says:

    great interviews love also the pics that you chose to illustrate the article.
    this viewer wants ejami too

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    Mary replied

    The only way they’ve been able to have Rafe with Sami is to have totally extinguished what made Sami special. Now she’s just a generic heroine, nothing special about her.

    If the writers do not see what a gold mine they have with EJ and Sami, the chemistry that can’t be bought, it’s their loss and DAYS will indeed lose.

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    pauwtje replied

    I wholeheartedly agree with most of your post. As much as I love EJami, I just took a look at the ratings for the days they were on last week and it doesn’t look good. But hopefully, the tide for EJami will turn.

    supersafe replied

    Yes, that is true. Everytime ejami is on, the ratings go down. Can’t argue with the facts. Ejami is out and SAFE is in. I say thank goodness.

    Alice replied

    supersafe you can not be more biased ! lol
    The ratings depend of the storylines not the couples and i can also tell that Ej and Sami are not a couple and have a little screen-time right now ah and also we see as much Sami with Rafe or Sami talking about Rafe with other characters right now so your argument is just…moot ! Ah also in january and february were the ratings were at their hightest Sami was in a front-burner storyline with Rafe AND Ej; she had lot’s of screen-time with the two and not one more than the other ! Try again, try again …lol

  66. Walters says:

    What a great interview! Thank you for doing it. I had a smile on my face for almost the entire thing (except for the sad news he shared about his dog: as a dog owner whose dogs are basically my kids, that broke my heart). James Scott and Alison Sweeney are two of my favorites on Days of Our Lives. I am a big fan of Ejami first and foremost because of what James and Ali bring to their characters and to the show, and as long as they are both on the show, I will always, always root for Ejami.

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  67. Joy says:

    Great interview! James is a great actor and so deserving of his emmy nomination. His answers to the questions were good and he continues to give hope to all of the Ejami Fans!

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  68. Jnta says:

    A small number of the audience? Has JS conducted his own survey of the general audience? Whether or not the show thinks it’s moved on or not. There is such a thing as right and wrong, and there are many of us that feel that it is simply irresponsible for Days to use a tragic, very real, frequent, under reported, devastating crime like RAPE and then drop it and attempt to pair the victim with their violator. Interestingly enough, Agnes Nixon will be honored at this years Emmy Award Ceremony. Over a decade ago Agnes set out to set the Daytime industry straight on its treatment of rape in story lines. She wrote an Emmy Award winning story that took the crime, the victim and the rapist seriously. Sadly Days has chosen to set back the industry by presenting this sick and tragic relationship as romance. Very sad indeed.

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    pauwtje replied

    Yes, I agree, rape is a horrendous crime-the worst thing one can inflict on a woman. In real life there is NO WAY that a rape victim will hook up with her rapist. However, this is a SOAP and is extremely unrealistic (just look at other couples’ or possible couples history on this show: e.g.LUMI (Lucas had Sami go to deathrow for something he did); Maggie and Victor (he tried to kill her daughter)). Besides the whole rape thing has been done before (e.g. Luke and Laura; Bill and Laura Horton)-no one complained and whined then. In addition, Sami is a rapist herself-that is why she forgave EJ and moved on. The show moved on, so MOVE ON!!!

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    Jnta replied

    Yes indeed, let us MOVE ON! MOVE ON from a time when the media, fiction included chooses not to take a frequently committed, underreported, violent crime that robes individuals of a huge piece of themselves seriously! I mentioned Agnes Nixon for a very good reason. As someone who started out in the industry during the late 50s and early 60’s she set out to change certain unfair aspects that limited genre. She was the first to take the industry away from an all white American stereotype. While Scotty and Laura’s best friends, the only African Americans on GH at the time, were only used as back up support for the young “white” couple, over on One Life to Live, Agnes introduced African American characters with their own front burner storylines. She also took the character of Kathy out of the studio and into a real life support group for drug therapy; the scenes were filmed without a script. Even on the then less realistic All My Children, she did major storylines on marital and child abuse, teenaged prostitution and the Vietnam War, a subject which was still taboo in primetime fiction. It was exactly because of the couples that you mentioned, Luke and Laura etc…, that she chose to have AMC write and portray Natalie’s rape by Ross. She wanted to get the industry to MOVE ON from dated notions that have women falling in love with their rapist. The final product was not only well written, can’t miss drama, it was rewarded with the Daytime Emmy for best writing. There was no shoving the rape under the carpet or quickie one conversation forgiveness written in order to have the victim bed the violator. To the credit of the writers Ross’ character was given the chance to dig deep within himself to answer the question of why he did such a horrific thing to someone that he claimed to love, and while down the road there was an understanding, once he’d clearly realized what he’d done, some of the reasons why, and publically faced the consequences, there was also an understanding that you just can’t take it back and act as it had never happened. Fictional television now takes topics such as racism and incest, which were once fodder for jokes, in a serious manner, why not a heinous and severe crime like Rape. It took until very late in the last century for women to get the legal system to stop working against the victims, and IMO this story throws back media treatment of rape several decades. Unfortunately Sami’s situation is not all fantasy, women who’ve suffered sexual assault, especially at the hands of people that they know; often feel that they must have deserved what happened to them. Many of the excuses that I’ve seen posted on Elvis’ behalf are too close to what actual victims tell themselves regarding why the assault happened. Sami’s reaction to what was being done to her was very realistic, it wasn’t portrayed as fantasy IMO. Again I say very sad indeed, and shame on Days.
    Read more: http://socyberty.com/issues/how-the-media-promote-the-rape-culture/#ixzz0rQ6sRrSa

    Waverly replied

    They have to accept the rape as part of their history when they share a son who is a product of that rape. It can’t be forgotten by the fans because Johnny stands as proof. I think the show is irresponsible to try and force this couple on viewers without thought to the depth of emotion this cruel, demeaning action elicits and how condescending their disregarding attitude feels to rape victims. James denial to speak about it and refusal to accept responsibility for his characters action seems weak. It is his challenge in portraying EJ – as much as shredding and dumping baby clothes and the other heinous acts he has carried out. I think it is cowardly to pick and choose the focus of Ej’s attributes & anything else is off limits.

    sabrina replied

    Ok blame soaps writers if you think it is irresponsible and why some double standards hein ?! What do you say about characters who tried to murder each other, who fake pregnancy, who brainwash each other , who are abusive ect…and after that get back together ?! It is double standards no ?
    Soaps most of the time don’t deal well with these “serious issues” they use them as plots in storylines..this genre is like that if you don’t like it and above all compare it with real life don’t watch it !! Your way of “watching” it is just unealthy.
    p.s: and the Ejami issue is not what you can called “rape” if you compare it (which is sick anyway) with real life rape standard; it is just not the same thing.
    And no the character of Sami was not portraited as a rape victim at all ! She did not behave at all like a rape victim would have. Now you will never get over it it is your choice but i expect in this case that you will never get over the other awful things the other characters did/do to each others..well it will be just not to get over all the dynamic beween all the characters but if it is your logic, own it !

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  69. Kathy says:

    Not only is he a JERK on screen and off, but an arrogant JERK!!!!!!!

    Rafe and Sami all the way!

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    Judy replied

    I guess you haven’t read any of Galen’s interviews. Speaking of arrogant.

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    Hilda replied

    Lol…how was he an arrogant jerk? He was very humble and generous in his comments about other stars.

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    Steffie replied

    I agree, he was very nice and humble. I heard nothing but good things about Galen in real life. I hate it when people think they have to hate one actor because they love the other.

    Julie replied

    I just have to go by the facts. I have never seen James say rude comments about anyone. I have, however, seen Galen twitter dispicably rude comments about Dick Clark, who is an American legend far more loved than Galen will ever be. Now, I understand that he may have regretted those comments later, and I am not saying he is a horrible person, but the only people I have ever heard complain about James are the one’s who were rude to him first and frankly are some of the craziest people I have ever come across. So I have to take their opinions with a grain of salt. I personally think he is a wonderful and humble person. You may think what you like, but I find it telling of you as a person that you came into a James Scott thread just to spread hate and discontent.

    Brenda replied

    EJ is a fictional character that James Scott has obviously brought to life for you. James Scott the actor,is not EJ. If he provokes that kind of anger in you, he must be a brilliant actor..DOOL is a soap opera!!

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  70. iluvej says:

    Great interview! I love James’ honesty, and I appreciate the kind words he uses for his fellow actors. No matter what happens, I will always love EJami, and hope they one day get a true love story written for them. Thanks so much for the interview.

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  71. fan29 says:

    Wonderful interview! Good luck to James!

    For me, it always has been and always will be EJami and only EJami!!!!!! I truly hope that the writers give them the chance they deserve to shine and be the supercouple they are destined to be! :)

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  72. marilyn says:

    Great interview! James is always articulate and truthful. No way is EJAMI over. THey will come out on top in the end, move over RAFE.

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  73. Liz says:

    James Scott, I applaud you! What a grounded man

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  74. Chelsea says:

    Great interview!! I hope James Scott wins the Emmy, he is a wonderful actor and truely deserves it. I have been loving his current scenes with Alison Sweeney, those two really create some hot scenes together.

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  75. Jackie says:

    Thank you Michael, for yet another fascinating interview.

    The subject this time being James Scott, EJ DiMera and EJami thrills me to no end. I love the candor in both the questions put forth and the very intelligent, thoughtful response from James. If the powers that be at Days are as smart as they need to be, they will get finally get this Ejami Show on the Road with good times ahead! EJ and Samantha are, by far, the most compelling Couple and Storyline that this soap has to offer, bar none.

    Looking forward to more Ejami on my screen for a very long time to come.

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  76. Mary says:

    Good looking men in movies and television are a dime a dozen.

    What is more rare are those men who have humility, charm and charisma that comes across the screen along with their talent. James Scott has all those and more. He’s level headed and clear minded. DAYS is a very lucky soap to have seen what AMC didn’t.

    I don’t understand why Corday hasn’t seen or doesn’t know and how many people love bad Sami with bad Elvis.

    Turning Sami into someone she isn’t makes for a bad soap. Nobody should have their personality changed to suit a new character. That doesn’t make for riveting drama when you can’t trust the writers to remember how someone would react to a situation and how they wouldn’t. Sami isn’t the milquetoast Corday seems to think she should be. She isn’t Carrie. She isn’t Belle. She’s SAMANTHA GENE BRADY.

    Bring back Carrie for Rafe, that’s who he really loves, he just doesn’t realize it yet because Sami hasn’t shown him who she truly is.

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  77. PenguinLove says:

    JS is a great actor as he portrays the villan that he seems to love playing. Sorry I just can’t buy him as a love interest for Sami.
    And yes, I do think JS should win the Emmy!

    SAFE all the way.

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  78. Criss says:

    James Scott a class above the rest!! Thank you so much Michael for a great interview, and wonderful questions. It is really nice to read how much James appreciates his fans and his co-stars, it speaks volumes for the individual that he truly is. James as EJ Dimera is the star of the show no questions about it, and EJAMI is what makes DOOL watchable. Just like the ‘Phoenix rising from the ashes’ so will EJAMI when all is said and done!!! In case Ken Corday is reading this! This viewer wants EJAMI
    Thankyou Michael you are the best!!!

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  79. Judy says:

    Michael, love your interview with James….James the actor is a very talented and well spoken man and gives a wonderful interview. The character played by so well by James is a dispicable horrid man who is duping the woman he is supposed to love. The Ejami fans are numerous and quite loud, and unfortunately quite vicious in their comments regarding James’s castmate, Galen. They are actors playing a part, and apparently are friends off set. Personally, I prefer Sami & Rafe together…he truly and deeply loves her unconditionally…sadly, EJ cannot win her without scheming and manipulation….and if she truly knew all that he has done to her with the kidnapping horror, he knows she’d hate him forever…never to be forgiven. But it’s a soap…and some people are so involved in the story, they cannot separate fiction from reality. I like James the actor……but I love SAFE …they represent what is good in a sincere and devoted love.

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    Terry replied

    Rafe loves Sami ‘unconditionally’??? She opened up to him about her entire past (loves, underhanded acts, etc.), but when she asked him about his former fiancee, he goes beserk and walks away.

    Sami tried to involve Rafe in the attempt to get Sydney back, but when his way didn’t work, she took another approach. God forbid — her way (working with EJ) worked. Instead of being happy for the woman that he supposedly loves, Rafe pitches a fit like a 2 year old and ONCE AGAIN walks away.

    I’m sorry, I can’t help but laugh. I’ve heard LUMIs and SAFEs bemoan for years that EJ is a manipulative bully, yet both men constantly demanded the world from Sami without wanting to give up anything themselves. That hardly sounds like a ‘sincere and devoted love’ to me.

    EJ turned his back on his father, his family. He forgave Sami (and she has forgiven him). THAT is a devoted love.

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    Judy replied

    Sorry you see it that way….we all have our individual opinions and insight to our favorite characters….I do believe Rafe has proven many times his devotion to Sami by putting his life on the line for her, never harming her, only protecting her, disregarding his own personal safety……EJ can not say that…he has hurt Sami, physically attacking her at the funeral home after Graces death, where Rafe stopped him from hurting her….EJ has mentally tortured her by not only kidnapping her baby and keeping her away from being with Sydney for months, deliberately getting pleasure from seeing her anguish….and then the cruelest of all his evils, to allow her to think her baby was dead, with her body lost forever in the river…..that is your hero, EJ…….you may admire that character, I do not…….if that is the way he “loves” Sami, and that is the means he feels he must use to aquire her love, then he is a very sick and tormented soul…he can never be happy……he doesn’t need Sami, he needs psychoanalysis……he is a rapist, a kidnapper, a torturer, a sadist, a mental abuser, a liar, a cheat, a manipulator, a criminal ……I don’t think that qualifies for good husband material! I’d cross him off my list!……anyway, to each his own…I wish you well and continued enjoyment of DOOL.

    Jessica replied

    Oh, whatever Judy! Are you serious with that…are you kidding me??? OMG!! I hate when people do that and just make stuff up! Judy, I’m sorry but that is so stupid and hypocritical and load of a bunch of Bull-S!!! You’ve clearly missed a whole lot, an entire lot, on the show and in the story of EJ & Sami and with Sami her ownself!! Before Rafe EVER even showed up on this show, before anyone ever even knew a Rafe…because he was on Passions, EJ had and has risked his life NUMEROUS times for Sami & their unborn children together. EJ was pretty much always risking his life to save Sami, the children, and the Brady family. And he saved her NUMEROUS times from Andre. EJ risked being killed himself by Andre and his own father just to save and protect Sami & their unborn children and the entire Brady family.

    EJ was completely disowned and frowned upon by Stefano at a point because EJ was so very protective of Sami & the entire Brady family and wouldn’t allow Stefano to continue going so far as to hurt them anymore. EJ even worked with Bo, Roman, Hope and the Salem Police Department to help them think as DiMeras and learn the tracks of Andre and what he was doing and planning next. EJ even told them secrets and gave up certain DiMera knowledge and worked with the Salem PD to help capture Andre and save and protect them all. Without EJ they wouldn’t have been able to do it.

    EJ even told them about John and risked everything and his life, yet again, to rescue and save John and help Marlena get him back. EJ has even risked his own life to save Lucas.

    Hell, if it wasn’t for EJ risking his life and saving Sami numerous and countless times, Rafe would have NEVER even met Sami because she would have been DEAD!! It was EJ that saved her countless and numerous times! EJ saved her and protected her all the time. EJ even got electricuted and almost died, just trying to save her & their unborn children from dying in a very hot and heated sauna that they were trapped in. EJ risked his own life just to give her some air and just so that she & their unborn children could breath. EJ inhaled tons of gas fumes and almost died in the Brady Pub kitchen while saving and protecting Sami.

    While Sami was staying in the cabin, before she left for Witness Protection, and before she ever even met Rafe…EJ was there, EJ’s the one that came to the cabin and ended up protecting and rescuing her from the assassin that was after her and trying to put a bullet in her head!!! The assassin had a red dot from his gun pointed directly in the middle of Sami’s head and the assassin was trying to blow her brains out, and EJ immediately saw it and jumped to her rescue to save and protect her & their unborn baby girl (Sydney) at the time. EJ jumped across the table and grabbed Sami and told her to get down and informed her that someone was shooting at her and trying to kill her! And she begged EJ not to leave her, to stay with her! And he did, he held her and stayed with her all the way up until the point where he couldn’t stay any longer because she was leaving for witness protection and he was incredibly sad and didn’t want her to go.

    And all those things that you just called EJ, it doesn’t EVER help when you all try to do that, because its completely laughable and hypocritical because SAMI is ALL of those things TOO! (Except she actually is a rapist where as EJ is not! Sami had a choice! Austin did not get a choice from Sami, she just drugged him and raped Austin, he didn’t even know or see it coming.) SAMI is a villain, and a numerous award winning villain at that! She’s no saint and she’s EXACTLY all of those things that you just called EJ. She’s one of the most legendary and first females on Days to write the book for doing bad things. EVERYTHING that these characters are doing now on this show, Sami has done it, wrote the book for it, and taught them how to do it.

    You called EJ a rapist…uhhh Sami is a rapist too! [EJ is not!! Sami had a choice! Austin didn't have a choice at all!]; you called EJ a kidnapper…uhhhh, Sami is a kidnapper too…she kidnapped her sister Belle!; you called EJ a torturer…uhhh, Sami is a torturer too…Sami tortured her OWN family members & the town of Salem, she tortured her own sister Carrie, Austin, Lucas, and John and that’s not even the whole list of the torture she has brought upon her OWN family and the people of Salem. You called EJ a sadist, a mental abuser, a liar, a cheat, a manipulator, a criminal…uhhh, HELLO?? WHAT ROCK HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING UNDER?? SAMANTHA IS ALL OF THOSE THINGS TOO!! She is Salem’s Queen of lying, she ALWAYS has been. Hell, she just lied to everyone about something so important as her & EJ’s baby; Sami is Salem’s Queen of lies; she’s a cheater as well as she was cheating on both Lucas & EJ; Omg!! a manipulator…hello, Sami is the queen of manipulation & blackmail…she blackmailed Lexi, manipulated Carrie, manipulated Austin, the list goes on and on! Criminal…hello?? Sami is a criminal as well! She has a FULL criminal record! Needing a psychoanalysis…hello?? Sami’s own twin brother Eric, told her for years…that she needed psychological help and how worried he was about her.

    It’s funny how you can just disregard EVERYTHING the Sami has done and does and who she is! I mean do you even know Sami at all! Everyone and anyone who truly knows Sami and is a fan of hers and knows her history, knows that SHE is EXACTLY all those things that you just called EJ. And know that she isn’t a saint at all! What you’ve just done is pretty much show and establish that you don’t know Sami at all or who she is or her history! First, you need to get that together and find out who she is and what she’s done, instead of just making stuff up, and calling EJ every name under the book. Because Sami is not a saint and is not innocent. Alison even just recently said like last month sometime, herself, to never use the term “good” for Sami and to describe her because that upsets her and that’s not who Sami is. Everyone and anyone who knows and loves Sami knows that she’s not innocent and has NEVER been a saint, and knows that she is exactly all of those things.

    What is this like some kind of double standard, just because she’s a female…you just all of sudden or automatically forget what she’s done and who she really is and just because EJ’s a male he just gets blamed for everything…that’s not fair or right at all! Sami is an award winning, numerous award winning, villainess character, for all that she’s done and who she is. Blamming EJ for everything and calling him all sorts of names, and just “overlooking & trying to be blind to Sami and who she is and her history” is astoundingly hypocritical, stupid, false, biased, and not creditable at all!!

    [And Rafe is a liar as well, he sat there and lied to EVERYONE including EJ about the daughter that EJ & Sami thought was there's Grace. But I see you didn't put Rafe up there. Fair is Fair and right is right...and Rafe is a liar too! He lied to EJ and everyone about EJ's daughter Grace! He won't even answer a straight forward question to anyone not Sami or Hope or even his own sister Gabby! It's okay for him to know EVERYONE's business and be involved in their business but he can't answer any questions about his own life, and doesn't want anyone to know anything about him. Sami asks him a simple question and he blows up on her and walks out on her constantly and especially when he can't have his way. It's Rafe's way or nothing! And that's not exactly good husband material or a good marriage either.

    Sami asked Rafe to support her and help her find a job, just to make a simple phone call or write a simple recommendation for her...and he couldn't even do that. He instead basically told her that she was a criminal, with a criminal record, and that she was nothing more and no more useful than to just stay at home with the children. That she's not even independant and can't be a strong woman herself to even work and get a job. Rafe sat there in the Brady pub and tore Sami down right in front of Brady & Arianna, and then was just so quick and cold to her to just say "Fine!" when she said they needed a break.

    Rafe treats her like she's a 4yr. old child and like she's nothing more than a dumb blonde who he wants to control and control her children as well. And if she doesn't do as he says, when he says it...then he walks out on her and is ready to be done with here, and immediately goes in to judging her and basically telling her that she's dumb, like he did in the police station before he left for Santo Domingo. But oh, that's right...you didn't say any of that about Rafe. He's a sneek and liar and a obsessive and controlling creep and weirdo! [The shoe fits both ways!!]

    EJ sat there and helped Sami write her resume, and gave her confidence, and told her how great she was and that she can do anything that she sets her mind to and wants to do. Tells her how special she is, how beautiful she is, how amazing she is, how strong she is, what a great mother she is; tells her to believe in herself. He’s constantly lifting her up and giving her confidence and strength, not tearing her down and making her feel like she can’t even go out into the world and get a job, the way that Rafe did to her that day in the pub. EJ sat down with Sami and helped her write her resume and gave her confidence and lifted her up and told her that she’s worth it, worth hiring, and that she has a lot to offer in the work-force, and that all she had to do was believe in herself and that he wasn’t going anywhere and would help her do it and help her finish her resume and job search.

    Sami even felt down about how she didn’t practice enough on her piano lessons as a little girl and how she could only play part of “Fur Elise” the easy parts, but she couldn’t play the hard & fast parts, and EJ told her that he loved that song, asked her what part of the song she knew how to play, and he turned it completely around into something positive for her, lifted her up, and showed her that she does know how to play it and knows how to play the very important parts of the song and she should be proud of that.

    He even just told her that her getting kicked out of “massage school” was the school’s loss not hers. And made her feel better about that. She got kicked out because she did something wrong and was bad. But he didn’t see any of that…all he saw was her & her talent in massage therapy and he built her up and made her feel even better about just that alone and gave her confidence and hope with that as well.

    But of course you didn’t mention any of that with EJ. Just went straight to the blind biased comments and hypocritical-ness! No one is perfect or without sin, not even in real life. And on soap operas, NO CHARACTER is perfect or saintly…they’ve ALL done wrong. Yeah, EJ has done wrong but so has Sami…constantly! They’re just human, no one is perfect or a saint! And everything isn’t EJ’s fault, this wasn’t his fault…THEY lied to him about his baby! They hurt him, lied to him, and manipulated him, THEY started it all! EJ is didn’t do it. They dished it out to him, and when it gets dished back to them…ooohhh, then EJ is just the only one that is bad and blamed for everything, while you just conveientely forget what was done to him and by whom and those that started it all by lying to him in the first place!

    It’s one thing not to like them or EJ, we all like who we like and that’s fine! But its a whole nother thing entirely to just be completely blind and hypocritcal! If you don’t like them just say that…that’s great! fine! cool! Like, I said we all like who we like. But don’t just make up crap, and be hypocritical and judgmental and just blame one character for everything, while ignoring and just miracuously forgetting what everyone else has done as well and who Sami is too and what all that she’s done, even in this! I mean fair is just fair! Just say you don’t like them, but saying all that other stuff, doesn’t help your case or make you look like you know the story or Sami at all…because any TRUE Sami fan is going “What rock are you living under? Sami is ALL of those things and has done a lot of bad and is bad! Lol!!” Don’t be a hypocrite Judy! Just say that you don’t like them or you don’t like EJ and such. Just say that! Don’t try to just cheapen things and just make stuff up, EJ has done a lot of good as well for Sami, their family together, Sami’s parents, and the Brady family.

    EJ has done a great amount of good for her as well! He & Sami have both done things to each other and hurt each other. And like Sami just said herself, they’ve both hurt each other and done things to each other, and they always get past it and always forgive each other and understand. And she knows how sorry he is and how much he cares about her and their children and how he’s a great man and a great father. She’s said that herself numerous times to him and to other people, and even recently. There are NO innocent or saintly characters on this show, they’ve all done wrong. So, don’t be hypocritical…just say you don’t like him and them, but its not fair to just ignore and overlook what everyone else, including Sami, has done and just blame EJ for everything, because EJ has done a tremendous amount of good, making up to, forgiving & understanding, and sacrificing for Sami as well! Even in this that she’s recently done to him, he’s understood her and forgiven her for lying to him about their baby, trying to do an illegal adoption, and trying to keep her from him…EJ has forgiven her for it all.

    And he feels awful about what he did in this, and is trying in his own way to make things up to her for doing it, and has apologized, numerously throughout this, to her for it, without her even knowing really. And he wants to tell her, but can’t even bring himself to hear him say it outloud and say it to her. He doesn’t care at all about the other people that lied to him and did this to him, to him they can all pay for what they did to him & Sydney, but the only person he cared about throughout it and didn’t want to see in pain and such, and got no satisfaction or pleasure out of seeing her that way…was Sami. He even said so himself on the show.

    He didn’t think that he was going to still love her and care about her the way that he does and does even more! When he realized that he did still care about her and loved her greatly, then he immediately said and thought what have I done, and he wasn’t happy, sastisfied, or pleased at all about it and still isn’t. He feels terrible about it and JS is doing a great job showing EJ’s inner turmoil, hurt, and pain about it. And I’m not trying to change your mind…as I said, we all like who we like. I’m just saying that you really shouldn’t be so incredibly hypocritical, biased, and judgmental about things. Because fair is fair…and none of them are saints on this show, and none of them are saints in this story here. They’ve ALL did wrong, including Rafe. Just say that you don’t like them or EJ…but don’t be hypocritical and just obviously miracuously forget and overlook the things that EVERYONE has done in this story and on this show. There are no perfect and saintly characters here in this or on the show. Fair is fair, and right is right, and Sami is not innocent and is not a saint! And NEVER has been! She was just as wrong for the things that she’s done, have done, and did do in this too! And Sami is EXACTLY ALL of those things that you called EJ.

  80. maej26 says:

    OMG! This is the best James Scott interview ever! Great job Michael :) I love the question about EJami’s chemistry and James’ answer and I especially loved the part about how there is no one else for EJ but Sami ::swoon:: I hope one day we can see EJami wreaking havoc on Salem, Days is a soap and we need to get back to the good ole days! Grey EJ and Grey Sami are an unstoppable force not to be reckoned with! EJami is endgame. I’ll wait as long as I have to for the greatest couple I’ve ever seen, scratch that…The greatest supercouple I have ever seen!

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    Marianne replied

    maej26 you make the best video’s ever!

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    maej26 replied

    Awww thank you so much ^_^

  81. Keia says:

    I find you entire post not only offensive, but disgusting and ignorant.

    You are a sad and disturbing individual.

    Your baseless insults and accusations, will guarantee that no one takes you seriously or respects your opinions.

    The Charity event that you so thoughtlessly maligned actually raised over $20,000 for the Cancer Research Institute (CRI)!

    Here’s the link to read about it you disrespectful moron! http://www.forlovecharitableevents.org/index.php

    FLC is great organization ran by a group of amazing people, who DO NOT deserve to have their reputation called into question by a miserable AND bitter person such as you!

    The so called $1500 that you mentioned, you forum board stalker (lurker) was actually a completely SEPARATE contribution made entirely by the board members! Also get your facts straight, it wasn’t $1500 it was ACTUALLY $1660.21!

    James Scott owes you nothing, Ejami fans owes you nothing, James/EJ fans owes you nothing, and DAYS fans owes you nothing!

    So just get back on your broom, and fly to the nearest wizard and ask if he will give you some manners before someone drops a house on you!

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    SocRMum1 replied

    Great post, Keia. :)

    Sarah has long had issues with the EJami fan base and the FLCE organizers, specifically. You’re right – her bitter vitriol is transparent enough that no one will pay it much attention – which is as it should be. Hopefully she’ll find some peace some day and let this vicious need to malign FL and FLCE go. It’s unhealthy – to say the least.

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    Sarah the red-haired from Canada... replied

    First of all, Michael thanks for the wonderful interview you did. James is an amazing actor and a wonderful philanthroprist. I like how he is very honest and I really hope James know how talented he is. He definitely deserves to win the Emmy because his scenes with Grace were outstanding.

    Anyways, Michael, not trying to bring drama to your board because that is not my intention, but I just wanted to defend myself to SocrMom1 and her friends.

    I did not write whatever post you were refering to. I don’t even know what was said, and I am TIRED of you all accussing me of dissing your fanbase and your charity organization. It was not me and I don’t have time for that.

    I am a kindergarten teacher, have donated lots of money myself personally to events, and haven’t attended any Days event in over a year. I am tired of being accussed of something I did not do, and also, tired of being associated with FL or anything associated with it. I am not part of your fanboard, am not interested in what you all do as Ejami fans, and if you have raised lots of money for charity, that is wonderful.

    Please stop associating my name every time a fan writes a rude comments about FL or FLCE. It is not me. This has been going on since I bought a sketch of James at the Days Charity Event in September 2008. I ask politely you stop discussing me. I am a professional, career woman with a family and friends, and I will be attending future events.

    Anyways, Michael, I am sorry someone wrote a rude comment to fans, but it was not me, and I am just defending myself.

    Thanks, Sarah

    Areesah replied

    I don’t know where this person “found” (see: fabricated) these numbers, but For Love will be filing taxes for 2010 like every other 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and everything will be a matter of public record. The only persons who profited from the event are the staff at the Cancer Research Institute, who will use the $20,000 we raised to fund the development of new vaccines and immune treatments to fight and prevent cancer. THAT is a fact.

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  82. Keia says:

    The was a great and amazing interview Michael!

    I loved the questions and all of James’ responses. He is such a great actor and always comes off as an amazing person in his interviews, this one was no different, but it has become my favorite!

    As an Ejami fan I love the chemistry between James and Alison Sweeney. As a DAYS fan I think the TPTB for allowing me to enjoy them on my screen each week.

    I hope that James wins the Emmy because his performance was just awe inspiring.

    James as usual makes me proud to be one of his MANY fans!

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  83. Kerri says:

    “Thaty Sizzle is just a nice way of saying that [we] they are attracted to each other.”
    HAH! I KNEW IT! LOL EJAMI Rocks because both James Scott and Allison Sweeney have a natural attraction and enjoy playing off of one another. They both up the others’ game and it comes across on screen like nothing I’ve ever seen before. (And that’s 26 out of 32 years)
    As an Ejami fan I have to admit it is tiresome waiting for the weight to swing our way. I don’t appreciate being ignored, teased, placated and then dismissed, as the powers that be seem to do at regular intervals.
    To the one commenter above who mentioned Ejami’s are all crazy/lonely women with no lives? Wow. Hate much? I am quite pleased with my reality, thank you. It isn’t filled with my substituting JS or EJ Dimera as a fantasmic soulmate! What clap-trap! I do adore JS, however, and having watched Days for most my whole life, can say he has brought a much-needed oomph to a show that these days has flagged badly.
    Thank you for a great interview, for asking some great questions and, of course, the oportunity to reply. :)

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    Hilda replied

    Lord, every time I think I can’t love James anymore, he makes it happen. I love how smart, thoughtful, frank, and snarky he is. Not to mention SEXY. Best parts of the interview?
    -Saying that Sami has all these feelings for EJ and they won’t change after the Sydnapping is revealed.
    -Not seeing another love interest on the horizon for EJ, and suggesting that for EJ, it’ll always be Sami in the heart.
    -The snark at Ken Corday’s comments about Safe and Labour Day. Hope this isn’t the permanent end for Ejami :(
    -The comments about Alison Sweeney and chemistry. He’s right that either you have it or you don’t…and they have it in spades!

    James is amazing, I REALLY hope he wins the Emmy, and that Ejami reunite properly when all’s said and done! Thank you for the interview, Michael. But I’m wondering, why was “Safe” in capitals all the time?

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  84. Marissa says:

    I always love reading James’ interviews. He never gives boring, expected answers and he definitely knows his character as much as us fans do.

    I’m hoping this “twist” is something positive for EJami. I’m sick of Sami being stuck with cookie-cutter boring guys. Get that woman with EJ, STAT.

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    Alison replied

    AMEN!! To all of that, that you said there Marissa! Amen indeed!!! Totally agree with you!

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  85. Woolybear says:

    Such a wonderful interview. Thank you Michael!!
    Reading about how much James loves working with Ali was such a pleasure. It’s evident by their onscreen chemistry that they have a fantastic working relationship, but it was nice to see it highlighted here.

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  86. Linda says:

    Thanks Michael, this was the best interview ever. You asked good quality questions and James gave wonderful answers. I love Sami and EJ together and I hope the writers will see that no one has more chemistry than Ejami and will give them a chance to be a real coupl

    This Viewer Wants Ejami !

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  87. erin/eccentric says:

    This is Erin/Eccentric aka Erin/Shea from FL, I want to make it KNOWN AND CLEAR that it was NOT ME posting above… I would never write such dispicable things about James or FLC. Thanks.

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  88. Carol says:

    How rude! This is exactly the kind of response from a whacked out fan, who can’t seperate reality from fiction. I feel sorry for Bryan to have a fan like this. No wonder actors need body guards.

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  89. MollyMay says:

    James Scott is truly a class act. No wonder EJ is my favorite character. Can’t wait for more romance and intrigue from Ejami!!!!

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  90. Carol says:

    James sure has the “BUZZ”! Look at all the comments! GO James Go get your Emmy! You totally deserve it! And James pay no attention to the HATERS! It just means you are the BEST at what you do! Days is so Lucky to have you! So so lucky!

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  91. Hilda says:

    Umm…you don’t know James. You are dead wrong about the FLCE charity. Check your facts, and see the line between reality and fiction before spewing hatred about people and events you don’t know, please.

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  92. Leslie says:

    Cougars on crack?! LOL!!! Excellent alliteration but not very accurate. Just like Lumis, Safes, Ejoles, Danloes, etc., the Ejamis are bunch of nice ladies having a good time supporting their favorites.

    Thanks to Michael for an enjoyable interview!

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    Brande replied

    LMAO!!!!!!!

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  93. besafe says:

    Michael, you did a great with the questions. I honestly don’t understand a lot of the answers. He must be awesome to make so many hate a character so much!

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  94. Carpe says:

    Wonderful interview, and I hope you win, James! Go Ejami!

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  95. Melanie says:

    I’m an ejami and I don’t feel the need to go into Galen interview and be negative. That’s just messed up.

    You did a terrific job, Michael. You asked some great questions, and I got some answers I’ve been looking for.

    Love Michael, love Days, love EJ, and loooove James Scott!!

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  96. Debra says:

    “Women only throw themselves at you because you are tall, dark, and handsome, and have a suave, interesting personality about you.”

    Hmmm….sounds like good reasons to throw oneself at James Scott to me. Thanks for the validation. ;)

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    Brande replied

    You sick woman, EJ/James is not thinking about your fat azzzz. I bet you have his photo on your wall like wall paper. He is engaged to a hot chick so go ahead and fantasize you morons. Sick sick. it is ok to have a favorite, but your EJami Skanks are ridiculous

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    elvie replied

    All I can say is “WOW” and not in a good way.

    Jenny replied

    Brande the post from Debra was an ironic response to another post..it was what we called “humor” maybe it is not your thing or maybe you didn’t understand it..so i gently explain it to you ! lol

    Debra replied

    Yes, Brande, Jenny is correct. My reply was meant to be facetious. I can assure you that I do NOT, in fact, “fantasize” about James or EJ. (even though there would be nothing wrong with that) In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. I was merely highlighting that another poster made a pretty darn good case for those who DO find him attractive, even though that was not her intention. It’s always funny to me that people who hate James/EJ have a hard time connecting to their sense of humor.

    Faith Loveright replied

    You know, usually I let comments like this roll off my backs… but really? Just because I like a certain coupling on a soap, you feel you have the right to call me a “SKANK”? That was really rude. I don’t like SAFE, but you won’t see me calling them names or saying that they are stupid. Need I remind you that people have the right to their own opinions… You need to be more repectful. James is an incredible actor, with a GREAT sense of humor. He has chemistry with Alison. THAT is what I like to see… I also might add that those of you who seem OBSESSED with the “rape” issue… should stop and think about this one tiny little fact. SAMANTHA is MORE guilty of date rape in the past then EJ is! IF you have such an issue with EJ being with Sami because he GAVE HER THE CHOICE to either sleep with him or let him walk away so she had to go get someone else to help… WHICH by the way she totally could have done… than you have to admit that Sami giving Austin the Date rape drug and dragging him off to bed to have sex is MUCH worse. Why is it you can forgive that, and claim that “people can change”, but yet you can’t get over what EJ did, and claim that it ISN’T possible for HIM to have regrets and change? Talk about your double standards.

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  97. Debra says:

    Great interview, Michael. You asked all the questions we wanted asked…and one in particular that we all know you probably HAD to ask, even though it’s been beaten to death. And didn’t James handle that masterfully?

    James is just a gem. Best thing to happen to Days, ever! Now, if the writers would only get on it and bring back the Real Sami Brady, then we could have our marvelously entertaining Gray Super Couple. (until then, I suppose we will have to settle for our marvelously entertaining Gray-haired Super Couple, “State”.)

    THIS FAN WANTS EJAMI!!!

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  98. Jodi says:

    Great interview! have been watching Days on and off since 1984. Ejami is the reason why I’m now watching Days. I am a die hard EJAMI fan. They have the best chemistry I have ever seen! I hope James will win Emmy.

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  99. anniepie says:

    Wonderful interview. James is a class act, very honest and articulate. Wishing him much luck at the Emmys, he has a lot of respect for the other nominees and has no expectations of winning but Im still hopeful for him. He was so gracious to all of us at the recent fan events, he truly has no idea of just how awesome he is. God gave him so much talent encased in a truly gorgeous body. Corday be damned, this viewer wants EJAMI, they have the chemistry like no other couple.

    THIS FAN WANTS EJAMI

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  100. Ruby says:

    Thank you for this interview! You always ask what the fans want to know. I’m a huge EJami and James fan! I hope the show delivers and gives me something to look forward to, which is not a predictable ending to this storyline.

    I agree with James, you cannot rehearse chemistry. You either have it or you don’t. James and Ali have it in spades. They have that ‘it’ factor that can’t be explained. No matter what the writing is, it is always there. Hopefully the show will capitalise on that!

    Thanks again!

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  101. Reney says:

    Great interview,EJ is a great character and James Scott is a great actor.I loved the questions that Michael Fairman asked and I agree 100% with James Scotts opinions and answers.I would have answered all the questions the same way.I wish him good luck with the Emmy award,he deserves it.Loved the respect and fondness he has for Ali Sweeney the both of them are the best of the best ,I love those two paired together great chemistry and EJAMI is a great story.I hope he wins his girl in the end.I really don’t understand the mean posts towards the actor he his just doing his job I see some fans are taking this whole Safe,Ejami thing too far.Why persecute James Scott for the role he plays it dosen’t make sense.Unless you personally know the actor and he’s personally done something to you what are all the hateful and mean post for?

    Another poster mentioned some of the fans being lonely stalkers mainly from FLCE.Fans that are incharge of some charity events.Well I have never been apart of that circle but I am a fan.I have never met the actor but like his work.If James Scott has stalkers I am sure he knows who they are and I hope he is careful with the people that he deals with,because that is a very scary,creepy situation to be in.Well good luck to Days in the future and I will hope for bigger and better days to come for the show,hopefully.Good Luck to James and all the actors.

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  102. Vicki says:

    I am with everyone or almost everyone I rather see EJ with Sami they have the best chemistry and KC has really lost touch with reality when he says the viewers want Safe, when the majority really wants EJami. As far as the big twist around labor day I for can’t wait it sounds intriguing, if James is excited than I am too, and I too are going to have my fingers cross for him to win the Emmy and last but not least my deepest sympathy for the lost of your dog I know how you felt I have loss a few pets and never easy, but in time it does so good luck @ the Emmies and I hope that EJ and Sami stay together after everything is said and done. Great interview Micheal.

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  103. mags says:

    I love James Scott and I love Ejami. Thank you Michael and James for the wonderful interview. I too think that Sami is the only one for Ej and their chemistry is through the rough; and I love every minute of it.
    I really hope he wins the emmy he deserves it.
    Oh, and this viewer wants Ejami!

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  104. Emma says:

    Thank you for the interview Michael,really enjoy hearing from James.
    P.S. This viewer wants Ejami too!

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  105. Carole says:

    Thanks Michael great interview! Love your website, just added it to my favorites.

    Love James Scott! He is an amazing actor. I did my time as a stage actor years ago and I have to say the way James brings it to every scene and how he changes it up with his fellow actor as not to phone in a performance, challenging them, surprising them just makes him, his fellow actors and the show better. No wonder he is up for the lead actor Emmy. Much deserved normination. Will he win? Well if the votes were based on consistent outstanding performances – hands down James should win. He is consistently great. The other thing about James is his nomination was based on his talent and not because he knows people who knows people playing that political game that these awards are known for. James is humble and so NOT hollywood. Good for him. Good for him stating that Las Vegas is not his cup of tea. Refreshing really. Honesty is refreshing and James does deliver the honesty.

    As far as the Safe vs Ejami stuff – well it makes for good drama doesn’t it? I’m not a fan of the triangle myself. The fanbase wars are jus ugly sometimes and the actors get caught in the crossfires. What a shame. The hate for James because a silly triangle on soap is Silly and Scary at times. Soap actors are people too! And you can tell that James is just like the rest of us. He has a job to do and that is to entertain. And entertain he does. So stop the crazy hate stuff. Seriously posters don’t you have something better to do then HATE on a soap actor/character. My advice if you Hate a soap actor – seek help!

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    Shaunna replied

    Well said! I agree 100%

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  106. Claire says:

    Hey i am not a member of any fanbase; i am not so invested in a soap or a soap couple for that but don’t get me wrong i respect people who are. But i have to say something about this tacky post from this Erin. She is totally off the base; critizing other fans who love a couple who is not her favorite couple in a such disgusting and disturbing way.
    I love the character of Ej and i find the Ej and Sami pairing the most sexy duo on this soap by far and i have a boyfriend my life really satisfies me and i don’t really care about James Scott i just find him talented and love the fictional character he plays. I am sure the others fans of him and his character pairing with the Sami’s character are certainly more healthy and “normal’ than you nutty stalker Erin !!
    These obsessive soaps fans like you really scare me…puke ! Just one advise : have a life and stop polluting boards on actor’s interviews you are obsess about ..moreover in a such disturbing way…creepy…creepy ..ewwww.
    I don’t comment usually but i had to say something…this comment was so disturbing..Wow it really reminds me some people take these fictional stories, characters on totally unrealistic, crazy soap operas too seriously.
    Anyway yeah Ej and Sami is the duo who makes me tune in on this soap ..i don’t really watch soap operas otherwise but i can’t help it i find these two characters fascinating together and separately and the chemistry between these actors is off the charts like no other ; usually i am more a prime time tv or movies fan..and i hope for James Scott to go to better and bigger things soon because he has the acting shops and charisma to succeed..his interview was interesting, smart, class. Ah and thank you Michael Fairman; your questions were very good and make this interview even better.

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  107. Kiren says:

    I can’t believe I missed this interview because My brother couldn’t get the hell off the computer. I LOVE you Michael Fairman! Looking for ward to all the EJami and the big twist. Glad to hear how hard they work on their big scenes, it shows on screen.

    I also love that there is no other candidate for him that he can think of. I want Sami to realize what he’s done and after smacking him silly, look past it. She really got the ball rolling in all this.

    This Fan wants EJAMI!

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  108. Julie says:

    I am one among the LEGIONS of EJami fans, and I don’t believe for a second that they will be over for good come labor day. They are meant to be, and they will be!

    This was a great interview and James was fabulous as always. What a class act!

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  109. sue says:

    This viewer wants Ejami!

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  110. pauwtje says:

    @ Erin-thanks for your post-I was laughing so hard, I cried my eyes out. It was just too ridiculous to take seriously. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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  111. ctopp says:

    Single best interview I have ever read! Thanks Michael!

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  112. DJ says:

    Mr. Fairman, thank you for the interview. The questions were more varied and more interesting than the usual ones. James also seemed to be comfortable enough to give something other than cookie cutter answers. It is odd but accurate to say that the supposed villain of the piece is more likable than many fictional characters simply because who he preceives to be his soulmate does not change with the seasons. Particularly enjoy the scenes between James and Alison, and they are the only thing that keeps me tuning into a genre that appears to be dying.

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  113. J DiSandro says:

    I love, love, LOVE, James Scott!!! The man is so smart and talented, he is truly the reason I continue to tune in to DAYS. He and Ali have such amazing chemistry and it gives me hope that this couple will triumph in the end. If not I will follow James and enjoy his talents wherever they take him. He is one class act.

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  114. I have to tell you guys and girls, that we will have to remove this post above from the original or first posting by an Erin shortly. So if your comments are missing you will know why. James should be not attacked here, or charity function funds. We believe here of freedom of speech, but attacking people will not be tolerated, or the actor’s. I do not want to run a site where the actor’s are not comfortable to come on and give their viewpoints.

    However, I also love that all of you are so very passionate about the soaps…the actors, the characters and the romances ans stories they are in, but if we could just not rip into each other to the point where its offensive and ugly it would be more helpful. But we want to hear what everyone has to say, for sure, and your voices to be heard. But le’ts try and not spew such venom at one another. Thank you! Michael

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    Leslie replied

    Thank you. Removing the posts is definitely the appropriate thing to do. I’m an Ejami who attended the LA events and had a lot of fun. There were so many events from which to chose, and it’s wonderful to find out that all the charities benefited greatly. James Scott was a dream boat, and he was most generous with his time. Along with all the other DOOL cast members, he was terrific with the fans. I also met a lot of lovely ladies who could not have been nicer. It’s too bad that there are those who feel the need to judge Mr. Scott and his fans. Call me naive but I just don’t get it. What’s the point in being hurtful? James Scott is super and so are all the Ejamis I met.

    Thank you again. I’m just thrilled and appreciative of the super interview.

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    Marianne replied

    Thanks Michael for running a tight ship! I agree actors are just doing their jobs and it is sad and yes scary to know that there are some fans that can not seperate an actor from his/her character or reality from fiction. The character of EJ draws some very strong reactions and that in itself is a testimony to James’ talent.

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    Alison replied

    Thank you Michael! Thank you so much for removing that post! Now, you ALL, media/interviewers like yourself, the actors, and other fanbases and such get to see first-hand what Ejami, EJ, Sami, and James and Alison fans have to go through and put up with…did you see that post Michael? Do you see what we have to put up with and go through, insane, bitter, rude, completely psycho people like that who can’t appreciate the art and entertainment of soap operas and who are too immature to even be watching soap operas, because they can’t seperate reality from fiction. It is such a shame and so stupid and completely IGNORANT and un-called for! But at least you ALL…media, interviewers, the show, the actors, and other fanbases [other than these discussed here] get to see the kind of crap that Ejami fans have to put up with. It’s an embarrassment to the show to even have such fans as ignorant and immature as that to be apart of the show. Its completely ridiculous and un-called for. And I’m so glad that you removed the comment and more importantly that you got to see it first hand and see how completely immature and ridiculous those type of people and “so-called” fans can be. And I know you were just trying to be polite Michael and speak about the passion that some of us have for the whole thing and you probably can’t be as upfront and frank about it, but I’ll do it for you Michael and be honest about it and say what you probably wanted to say but can’t…that’s not being passionate, that person and post was just being plain old childish, immature, and completely bitter, hateful, and IGNORANT!!! That’s exactly what that was and usually what they’re posts [and other "so-called" fans like that posts] are like on other message boards for Days. It’s completely pathetic and un-called for. And I’m so glad and happy that you took the liberty to see that and understand that as well, and that you did the right thing in removing it! Great Job Michael! And thank you!

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    trista replied

    Im glad i missed that comment! Nice job though Michael!! Sorry to hear people cant get it thru their head that its just a show, these are actors, they are doing their jobs and they are doing great jobs! Thanks James for a great interview and Michael nice job! Yes I am an ejami fan to the end!

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    bottomchef replied

    Some soap actors come to this website and write on the forums? Really? Don’t majority if not all of them write in their own message boards so they can control the environment? I’d think some of them probably lurk on the boards, but that would be weird if they write and not use their names, and then comment abt how great they are. LOL!

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    bottomchef replied

    This comment was addressed to Michael Fairman btw.

    lola replied

    with all the abuse and hateful nasty things anonym posters can tell about them, i doubt they watch often and i understand them maybe sometimes their assistants or even them (when it is a day where they have a thick skin..lol) lurk..on the last Maura West interview she post a few times..but i am sure that is rare, too much nastiness by some people behind their computers..

  115. Dolly says:

    Thank you for this interview! I only started watching DOOL because of the interaction of James and Alison. James can do humor as well as all the dark side. OK, his tender love of Sami, no one understands how to show romantic love like James does.
    I am hoping that the writing staff can grow up to match the 2 stars they have. This love of theirs is more than equal to that in “Gone With the Wind”. Now we do not want the end to come. We want Sami and EJ to continue interacting with each other for another 20 years. Quite a challange for the writers. Alison and James have the acting ability to keep DOOL on the air for the next 20 years, but do we have the writers who are able to do that?
    James, thank you for realizing that Sami must remain the love of your life. As a viewer, It hurts me when you kiss any other woman.
    The change which must happen, as I see it, is for Sami to want EJ fully. He can not be her second choice.
    Sami needs to get a clue, and then be brave enough to act on it.

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  116. Marianne says:

    Great Article Michael. Looks like James is a Hot Topic – look at all these comments! Good for James he deserves the “Buzz” Hottest Actor on Daytime!

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    Allie replied

    Amazing little article. James is such an excellent interview. Of course, now I am wondering if Sydney is really Nicole’s, and Sami and EJ’s baby is missing in action. I cannot imagine what other tiwst could affect Sami, EJ, Rafe, and EJAMI and SAFE. If Sydney were not Sami’s, Sami would be dealing with what EJ did and what Rafe did. It would mean Rafe jumped the gun telling her the baby was hers. It would also be an easy out for EJ not to go to jail for the kidnapping if Syd were not Sami’s.

    Anyway, go EJAMI!

    I think Corday’s comments were clearly his way of getting a feel for how many EJAMIS and SAFEAS were really out there. It has gotten everyone going again, and that hopefully means more viewers. All EJAMI and SAFE fans should take that to heart instead of pummeling one another. Support your couple, but appreciate that u are likely to get both couples in some capacity for a long time. Both couples have strong fan bases. Now it just comes down to whether the show can make the rest of its storylines interesting enough to keep viewers involved regardless of what happens with Sami………

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    Alison replied

    Allie, Rafe got a DNA test made before he even told Sami about Sydney. Just so that wouldn’t happen and he wouldn’t get her hopes up about it and give her another baby that wasn’t hers. So, he had the DNA test done on Sydney by getting her hair out of a brush and getting Sami’s hair out of a brush and the DNA results came back from a secret test that Rafe had done by the FBI, and came back that Sydney was indeed Sami & EJ’s baby. And that’s when Rafe delievered the news to Sami, after that so that he wouldn’t have to risk Sami & EJ going through another event of the wrong child being thought of as theirs. So, Rafe got the DNA test secretly and privately done with just him and the FBI knowing about it and doing it and it is completely clear, done, and over with and Sydney is indeed and always has been, and always was and IS Sami & EJ’s baby. That’s over and done with! The twist is something else completely different from that. It won’t be that at all! [or he would have mentioned Nicole. He didn't. In fact, Nicole is all about Brady and is involved in that story and the building of that again for them! As she should be! The twist has nothing to do with her in that regard as to what you said. That's over & done with! The twist only involves and is about and for the people that he stated there.]

  117. Waverly says:

    I wonder what James thinks of the fact that the first full kiss ejami has shared in years earned the lowest ratings for the week? Seems viewer interest just wasn’t there for that couple. I find it interesting that his feisty interaction with his ex Nicole earned the higher spot. Seems like nasty Ej and the charged “chemistry” with smoldering Nicole might make for a more rewarding future. What did he say in the article? Ej “hates” Nicole and he’s looking for an opportunity to get back at her? I seemed to remember he felt the exact same way about Sami a few short months ago. Things are definitely going to stay interesting in Salem.

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    Marianne replied

    EJ and Sami IMO have the best chemistry on Daytime. These two actors do a fantastic job with every scene. I am not a Sami fan so I don’t care who she ends up with. EJ doesn’t have to be tied to Sami. I think James has chemistry with all the women and half the men characters on the show. James is the best leading man to come to soaps in a long time and I enjoy every scene he is in. Love him with Sami, Loved him with Nicole. Loved him with Kate. Not feeling this Arianna thing but who knows. What I would like to see is a new actress brought in specifically to play opposite James. A tall, sexy, beautiful talented actress. Let Rafe have Sami and may they be sent to the back burner or better yet out of Salem! Just let EJ keep Sydney and Johnny. EJ/James is great with the children. Love their scenes!

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    Waverly replied

    IMO they do NOT have the best chemistry on Daytime and I think the spiraling ratings reflected their lack of sizzle with the general audience. The heart of the story is Sami and Rafe and not the malignant love portrayed by Ej. I look forward to his comeuppance and the conclusion of this storyline.

    Lana replied

    Ej has always been in love with Sami, no matter what, even when he wanted to get revenge. For Nicole he loved her because she wanted a family with him but during all this relationship he was still so much more in love with Sami. Now he just despises and hates Nicole whereas even when he was in mode revengeful with Sami he still loved her…big big big difference..and i am not biased i don’t care who he ends up i am just objective and watch the show ! Sorry Ejole fan; you can’t help who you love and friday had the hightest ratings of the week because of the vets return that is all !

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    Waverly replied

    I disagree that “love” has ever been shown to Sami from EJ. Revenge, cruelty, lies, manipulation and the three types of abuse – physical, emotional and mental, yes. Love? Not in my book.
    You jumped to conclusions that I am an Ejole fan when I was simply making an observation. Personally I have never liked the fact Ej manhandles Nicole. It would have been interesting in the interview if Michael had asked James about his characters continual reliance on hatred in handling the women in his life. Such as – The rape of Sami and the constant badgering as he picked away at her self-esteem during his cruel deceptions and his immediate response to put his hands to Nicole’s throat during disputes. Will Ej ever have a relationship not seeped with ugly behavior and manipulation? Can he ever move past his arrogance and bully tendencies and learn how to love a woman tenderly? Stefano should pony up for some counseling to help out his boy or I foresee a grim future.

    Anna replied

    Ej is the bad boy so he will always have somewhat of a bad behaviour whereas Rafe is supposed to be the good guy while he is too a bully, controlling and badger and nobody call him out of it.
    But i agree about Nicole : he is a bully with her. But given his emotional, impulsive type of character and his hatred and more appropriately contempt towards her i am not surprised but it doesn’t mean that i don’t condemn it i just see where this comes from.
    I have always disliked Ej with Nicole anyway because first they were somewhat dull but above all Ej was controlling in a violent way and very disrespectful way and Nicole was pathetic, totally weak and insecure, total mismatch who destroys both of these characters.
    On the other hand to say that Ej picked away at Sami’s self-esteem is totally untrue. Ej has done some cruel deceptions to Sami (and to others like Nicole and Arianna by the way…) i don’t deny it but it was never in a way to pick away her self-esteem, quite the contrary actually : he has always been the only one to cheer up her self-esteem, to help her get back her self-esteem (well with Brandon at the beginning of the Brami relationship) and it is by the way one of the principal reasons why lot’s of us love Ej with Sami.

    Tara replied

    EJ & SAMI and JAMES & ALISON HAVE THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHEMISTRY IN DAYTIME!!! THEY’RE FANTASTICALLY BRILLIANT TOGETHER ALL THE TIME!!!

    Yeah, EJ loves her! He’s in-love with Sami and always has been!!!

    And yeah, he’s been in a relationship before where he overlooked all that that you said there…its with the love of his life Samantha!!! Always has been!

    And he didn’t rape her, she had a choice! Which is not the same that can be said about how Sami raped Austin and what she did to him. She didn’t offer Austin a choice at all! All she did was drugged Austin and raped him. She’s not innocent and isn’t a saint at all! She’s just as bad with ALL that she’s done!

    He loves Sami, always have! And yeah it shows and has been shown! He’s in-love with her and always has been! And she even admitted to him that a part of her will always love him and how deeply she cares about him. And she’s even admitted to him that she indeed wished she was still his wife. She even daydreamed about marrying him again and having their wedding announcement in the newspaper while she was in witness protection. She constantly dreamed about EJ. And while she was in the cabin, before she left for witness protection she dreamed of EJ and waking up with him in the morning and kissing him.

    So, it all shows with them! They’re wonderful together all the time, and always have been superb together! Sami’s actions with him and for him always speaks much louder than her words. Everyone knows that and can see that. Always have known it and see it! Her own family and the whole town of Salem know that! Lol!!!

    I love the way EJ manhandles Nicole as you called it. Fits the story perfectly. Wish he would just push her into the nearest river or off of the shortest cliff or something, or at least hire a female to whoop her azzz!! He’s pretty much polite with the handling of her, considering what she did to him & his & Sami’s baby, and all the lies she told him and such, and how she trapped him…I couldn’t be EJ, I would have “expired” her behind a long time ago with what she did.

    It’s a show and part of the story and the blocking and the beats in it! It ain’t real life! And with the way Nicole begged like a dogggg to be with him and belittled herself and went psycho just to be with him, when he didn’t even want her…she deserves it. She wanted it, she begged for it, and she got it and deserves it. So, there ya go! She obviously doesn’t have a problem with it and didn’t. As she begged like a doggg and on hands and knees to be with the man that didn’t even want her and just used her, she gets exactly what she deserves. At least she’s still alive and breathing. She’ll be alright, she didn’t have a problem with it before and doesn’t have a problem with it now. Her azzz will be fine.

    I love how much he hates her and is completely disgusted by her and how he treats her. And rightfully so!!! And she hates him, great! Works wonderfully both ways! Good! And there ya go! They were the absolute worst together, one of the worst couples ever on Days! They sucked so bad and sucked majorly together! And BOTH of their characters got destroyed throughout that crap! They both went completely way off base and turned into something that neither one of them are. So, glad that he finally woke up and realized that it was just all wrong with her and that he really does and honestly hates her greatly! And so glad that she’s finally woken up and realized that she was a complete psycho and knows that she should have never even been with him or tried that, and doesn’t even know why she did or claimed to love him and shouldn’t have ever went that route, when she knew that Brady was the one all along and always has been (him & Eric Brady). Glad that she finally realized that she was being completely stupid by even being with him in the first place, and that it made no sense. And same for him with her, glad that he finally saw that it was a complete waste of his time and not what he wanted at all, that he was just going through the motions and trying to save face, and do what he thought was right by allowing himself to just be trapped with someone he knocked up, accidentally, and in a sleezy and desperate situation, where he called out Sami’s name and thought of her during it! So, there ya go, once again! It’s always the love of his life Samantha for him!!!

    So, glad that that’s over and they’ve both moved on and out of that. They’re characters were being assassinated in that boring and forced crap! They sucked majorly together! It was horrible and so boring! So glad that she’s moved on to Brady, much better for her, her history, and who her character is! And so glad that EJ’s back and has woken up! Because he was completely void, depressed, and lost and just not himself at all without the love of his life Samantha!

    EJ & Sami are EXCELLENT together!!! EJ & Sami bring out the absolute best in each other!!! EJAMI are fantastically brilliant!!! and EJAMI have chemistry that is just blazingly off-the-charts incredible and amazing together!!! James & Alison are fantastically perfect & golden together! The best thing in daytime in a very long time!! They’ve always been brilliant together with incredible chemistry since the moment they met years ago! They’re great actors and characters seperately, but they’re even more blazingly wonderful and amazing, flawlessly perfect and tremendous together…ALL THE TIME!!! And bring out the absolute best in each other & their performances together all the time!

    And the ratings weren’t as low as you exaggerate them to be, the ratings were just fine! It wouldn’t matter anyway because EJAMI isn’t going anywhere and neither is James & Alison! And it wasn’t EJ and that psycho woman that kidnapped, switched, and stole his & Sami’s baby with the ratings that day, the ratings were up that day because it was the day that the Vets began to return to the show for Alice, that’s why the ratings were slightly up that day. As expected to be, the Vets began to return that day. So, its not at all as you exaggerate it to be. The ratings are just fine! And wouldn’t matter anyway, they’re not going to change the story and Ejami & their family together aren’t going anywhere! And neither is the great Alison & James!!!

    EJAMI are amazingly perfect together and always have been! James & Alison are just golden perfection together and that chemistry that is just soooo off the charts brilliantly wonderful and blazing hott together!! Wow!! They are soooo fantastically perfect together! They’re so famous & popular together! What an amazing SuperCouple EJAMI are!!! They’re so important, engaging, and entertaining that they ALWAYS have EVERYONE talking about them whether its positive, negative, doesn’t matter! People are always talking about EJ, Sami, and EJAMI!!! They’re soooo wonderful together!

    EJAMI ROCKS & RULES TOGETHER!!! IT’S ALWAYS AN INCREDIBLE JOY & EXCITING TO SEE THEM TOGETHER!!! What a incredibly famous, popular, and amazing stars & power-house Supercouple they are!! EJAMI is brilliantly fantastic together, with the absolute best chemistry that is just off the charts wonderful in Daytime in a very long time and the best couple in daytime in a very long time! EJAMI is just absolutely and tremendously amazing and flawless perfection and golden together!!! James & Alison are just perfectly superb & exciting together!! Wow!! What a fantastic duo they are!! But EJAMI & James & Alison always have been so brilliant, fantastic, and completely famously popular and blazingly amazing together!!!

    GOOOO SUPERCOUPLE EJAMI!!!! LOVE THEM!!!!

    sabri replied

    Nicole is ‘smoldering’ ? Since when ? MOUAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    And now they are a couple AGAIN for a while and guess what Ej and Nicole together and bam ! Ratings are AWFULLLLLLLLLLLLL

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  118. Pam says:

    Thanks Michael for the great interview. I agree with one of the writers that said people seem to forget that James Scott is not EJ in real life.. He is an incredibly talented actor which I’m actually surprised has not made the jump yet into feature films -I’m sure he will one day. If they don’t put EJ & Sami together after all this I can’t say I will have any interest in watching Days. There just aren’t any great couples on the show. They are destroying Danloe -IMO was the other couple with lots of chemistry. I have often thought it would be interesting to see EJ with Chloe – WOW what a gorgeous couple they would be. Anyway I just hope this supposed big stuff that is coming down the pike after labor day really is good… thanks.

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  119. raymone says:

    James Scott is an excellent actor. Sami and EJ are what brought me back to Days after a long absence. They are the reason I watch daily. It’s too bad the writers don’t seem to recognize the fan base this couple has. Putting Sami with Rafe is a snoozefest. Keeping her with EJ…now that’s HOT.

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  120. linda b says:

    I wish this article could be sent to Corday. Then he would see what the fans want. That is EJ and Sami.

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    KatieR replied

    I wouldn’t be surprised if KC is reading this and the responses. In fact I’d be more surprised if he DIDN’T read it.

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  121. pinky says:

    Wow!! This board is busy! I can not believe all the posts that are here. James Scott seems to be the most popular actor in daytime right now.

    I am not surprised he doesn’t watch the show, or his own scenes. That would be uncomfortable, especially if you are your own worst critic.

    He shows a great appreciation to his fan base and he answered all your GREAT questions so well. No typical answers from James.

    Again, I enjoyed the interview, I am so sorry for James that he had to put his dog down and I am cheering with all my heart that he wins an Emmy.

    For the record, THIS VIEWER WANTS EJAMI!!!

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  122. Danielle K says:

    YES! James knows that EJAMI is meant to be! Why doesn’t Corday? hmmm…love this article!

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  123. Ang says:

    Great interview I don’t really know much about the actor James Scott but it was quite interesting to read. I’ve only just started watching Days on youtube as I comefrom Australia and we are only up to the Grace storyline. The two actors that portray ej and sami are very talented and their chemistry is amazing to watch. Their scenes together are emotional, real and very natural. I hope they become a couple as Days really has something special with these two. I wish james all the best at the emmy’s and I hope he wins as his scenes of when Grace died is very emotional and roar to watch.

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  124. elvie says:

    For me it’s EJAMI all the way!!!!

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  125. SsT says:

    EJ is not rapist. It was never rape to begin with, Sami even basically said as much. What she did was say that so that her family and Lucas wouldn’t be mad at her for making a bargain with EJ! Can you not tell difernce between a soap and reality?

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  126. Jessica says:

    OMG!!! OMG!!! JAMES SCOTT, ALISON SWEENEY, SAMI, EJ, EJAMI!!!!! LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love James Scott! Thank you so much Michael for this EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT interview! I love how James put his foot down and basically said that he’s not answering that particular question anymore. I’m soooo very happy that he said that first of all! Because as a fan, I’m sick to death of it and she had a choice, he didn’t do that to her at all! I was watching, have watched for yeaaaarrrssss, and I’m a huge, huge Sami fan, and EJ didn’t do that to her, she had a choice. (Which is not what she herself offered to Austin! Sami didn’t give Austin the same choice or treatment AT ALL!!) So, that whole stupid thing is completely over, dead, gone, and done with! So, glad he just stopped that and refused to even talk about! GOOD FOR JAMES!!! I’M SO GLAD!!! THANK YOU JAMES!!!!

    I absolutely love & adore James Scott, Alison Sweeney, Sami, EJ, and EJAMI!!!! I love them so much! Hu-mongous fan of them as actors, their characters individually, and DEFINITELY together!!! I love how humble, gracious, and classy James is! And I’m so proud to be a fan of his, of Alison, of Sami, EJ, and EJAMI!!! So very proud to be a fan of theirs and the couple EJAMI!!! They’re absolutely flawlessly perfect, wonderful, and amazing together! And that chemistry…good grief, they’re FANTASTIC together! As a Sami fan, I’m soooo extremely happy that she’s finally found her perfect man, the love of her life, and soulmate in EJ!! They truly are the absolutely perfect pair and they always have been! Love everything about them together, love, love, love EJAMI!!!

    This interview was great!! Fantastic! Just when I thought I couldn’t love James Scott any more…I’m proven wrong, and love him EVEN more and more and more! Didn’t even think that was possible as much as I love him and love being his fan, and a fan of EJ, Sami, and Ejami, and he always makes me love him EVEN INCREDIBLY MORE! He’s so gracious and humble! And I love how much he knows exactly who loves him and has supported him since Day One that he stepped on to the show, and love how dedicated he is to these fans and how much he loves EJ, Sami, and EJami and how much he really does love the fans and appreciates all of their hardwork, suffering, thick skin, and dedication to them being together, being a couple, and them as individual characters and actors. And love how much he lets it be known how all he wants is a good story for his character and his great love in the love of his life Samantha! And how he wants to make her happy and be a family with her and the greatness they can and DO do together!

    I adore him! Love James so much! He’s excellent!! Great personality, so humble, caring, and kind! And a great talented actor! (And, not to mention, OF COURSE…he’s incredibly gorgeous, sexy & hott!) I just love how much he loves and appreciates his fans! And let’s them know it! And I’ve always loved how much of a huge Ejami fan he is and how much he adores and loves working with Alison! I loved how he talked about their dedication to each other, their characters, and their story and how he described their work ethic, and how much he loves working with her all the time and only wants to work with her and her character as far as his character’s romantic life. He’s not interested in anything else, doesn’t want to do or be with anyone else; EJ’s not interested in anyone else and doesn’t want to be with anyone else. He only loves, cares for, and has eyes for Sami!! And that’s just one thing, and as a Sami fan as well, that has always been great thing and that I’ve always loved about EJ and EJAMI, EJ only loves and wants Samantha and always have! He doesn’t care about anything or anyone else but her & their family together!

    Love how he explained relationships in real life and such…and he’s absolutely CORRECT!!! When you’re in-love with someone, when you really like someone, when there’s only one person for you and that you love and want and care about only and always, you don’t just get over them in a week, a day, or the next week, not even a year, it takes a tremendous amount of time, and normally you never get over them and you can’t just replace them with someone else just so randomly and quickly, because you only love and want them. You don’t want to play musical chairs for love in your life, you want the love of your life, that you’ve finally found and love deeply! You don’t want to just replace them with someone else and just settle, you would rather focus on other things in your life and have other issues like work and such, before you ever give up on the love of your life and something great and wonderful! You would rather try every kind of way possible to try to work things out with that person and simply love each other & forgive each other, move on and move forward together! And I love that he & Sami never give up on each other and no matter what, things never change the way they feel about one another and how much they want each other and want to be together!

    EJAMI’s love story and supercouple-ness has always been absolutely enthralling and amazing! Love SuperCouple EJAMI so much! Always have and always will! And so glad to see them back together again and with each other, and hope for them and their future together! And how things coming out still won’t change how they feel about one another! That’s great & passionate love! I love it!! And love them!! And that’s how things work in a relationship with two people that love & care about each other greatly, no matter what the person did or what happened it still doesn’t change how much they love and care about one another, and you don’t just replace each other, or get over it. The feelings and emotions are still very much there for each other, no matter what! He’s absolutely right about that and so glad that he pointed that out and explained that!

    Loved that he also let it be known, what lots of people have been saying, that Sami did this and started all of this by what she did to him and their baby in the first place. Had she, Nicole, Rafe, and Stefano not did to EJ & Sydney what they did and lied to him about in the first place and how far they took it, then EJ wouldn’t have had to do any of that and it would have never happened had Sami just been honest with him in the first place and not did something so horrible and such a huge lie to him and everyone about, as lying about their baby! And I’m a Sami fan, but what she did to EJ was just as wrong, Sami should not have ever lied to EJ about their baby and she shouldn’t have took it as far as she did, and she shouldn’t have behaved the way she did with Rafe while her own baby was missing. All of it was too far and innappropriate on Sami’s part. She should have told EJ the truth about their baby, she shouldn’t have tried to do an illegal adoption and just try to hand their baby over to some random guy that she barely knows, and she should have at least given EJ the right to say goodbye to who they thought was their daughter Grace while she was dying, and allowed him to kiss her and hold her hand in her last moments. Sami did a whole heap of a lot of wrong in this as well, she even told Lucas that her & EJ’s baby had died when she came back to town from witness protection, that was just as wrong.

    So, I’m glad that he also pointed out what a lot of people have been saying, that Sami is not innocent in ANY of this either and that she started the entire thing and hurt a lot of people by lying about something so extremely important and playing games like that in the first place. So, hopefully whenever it comes out she eventually realizes that she’s no more right and is every bit of wrong as he is, and is even moreso wrong, as she started it all and orchestrated the entire wheel of all of this by lying and hurting him, Sydney, and a lot of other people in the first place. Had she just been honest from the get-go then none of this would have had to happen, and EJ nor Sydney, or Sami herself would have had to go through any of this, had Sami just been honest and stopped playing games and such. So, hopefully she eventually sees and realizes what she did in this and that she wasn’t right to do it and isn’t innocent either, and is just as every bit of wrong as the next person is in this. [And Sami is a villain anyway...so, it doesn't really matter. Everyone knows that and her villainary and the depths of it, LOL!!! Sami wrote the book on being bad and being a villain, she even has awards to prove that she's one of soaps greatest and legendary villains! So, her & EJ will be perfectly fine after this and when she calms down and thinks about it all and about ALL that she's done both in this and in the past.]

    Thanks so much Michael again for the wonderful interview!!! And the EJAMI love & pictures there!! SuperCouple EJAMI is absolutely fantastic & amazing, just like this interview was and just like James Scott always is! What a humble, charming, fantastic, great personality, and awesomely talented and amazing guy and actor James is! Love James!!!, Love Alison!!!, Love EJ!!!, Love Sami!!!, and LOVE EJAMI!!!!!!!!

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  127. Kelly says:

    Of course James Scott is going to say that Sami is the only one for EJ. If he said anything else the Ejami fans would crucify him. That happened last year when he said how much he liked working with Ari Zucker and that EJ really did love Nicole–the Ejami fans threw a fit. Obviously he is afraid of his own fans and has decided since then to just say what they want to hear. Time will tell, but I think Corday was telling the truth about SAFE reuniting and I think he made those comments to do some damage control after seeing how the ratings have slipped ever since Sami started her hero worship of Elvis. People can come on message boards all they want and say they want Ejami, but Days does all kinds of research to see who is watching and why they are watching, and the message boards are just a small part of that research. The loudest, most obnoxious fanbase clearly isn’t the biggest group of viewers. The general audience is, and they haven’t been liking what’s on their TV screens. Thanks Michael for all the hard work you put into your interviews!

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    Jenny replied

    Ok what you said is not accurate and it is even ridiculous : James Scott is not afraid of his fans !! lol He doesn’t take all these things so seriously believe me. And yeah he said Ej loved Nicole (and no Ejami fans did not “crucify” him ,by the way what a strong word..lady it is just a soap ..people who like Ej and Sami know that the characters will be paired with other characters, it is the way soaps work lol) when the characters were in a relationship and Ej didn’t know her lies but he also said at this time that Ej still loved Sami no matter what..sorry but you just hear what you want..and what you want to hear is just not true..Yeah probably Safe will get back together but it doesn’t change the fact that JS likes the Ejami pairing and it is his right even if you don’t like it..and stop bashing a fanbase because you just don’t like the same pairings or characters it is so childish and pathetic !

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    Ada replied

    Good post Jenny! People who are not Ejami fans do not realize just how kind James as been to the Ejamis. James has gone above and beyond what is expected of him to reach out to his fanbase. Its not James stringing them along but instead his acknowledging a group that has stuck by him through the good AND the bad. Over the last few years he has come to know many of these fans personally and he is always extremely polite and appreciative of their loyalty not just to Ejami but to EJ. Its a shame that more actors/actresses to do reach out to their fans as much as James!

    sabri replied

    Kelly you are pathetic, nuff said.

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    Kelly replied

    I’d say someone who replies to a post that was made almost 2 years ago is pathetic. I no longer care what happens on Days and only found out about your reply because I received an email notification about it. Please, get a life.

  128. Danielle says:

    I think everyone’s opinions are just that “their own opinions”! You can not speak for the entire GA on who wants what! I personally have been a long time watcher of Days, since the 80′s, watching as a little girl with my Grandmother. I have since watched Days off and on as an adult. I have watched Sami grow up, hell I grew up right beside her ( we are about the same age). I have watched thru all the relationships and trials and tribulations she has gone thru. In my opinion, I knew when I started watching days again this past year, that Sami and EJ were destined for each other. I never really watched their entire story although I know the ins and outs of their history! This is basic Soapology…. well this is basic relationship knowledge. The girl always wants the “bad boy”, but in reality everyone is telling her to stay away from him. I believe despite all the “great advice” that Sami is getting from others in her life she is going to go with her heart. Regardless of what the opposing fan bases may think there is and always has been an intense attraction between Sami and Ej and they are drawn to each other. Like it or not, but its still just a TV show and people need to realize that its not James’ fault on how they write his character, good or bad. It’s not fair that people are verbally bashing James for something he has no control over. I applaud James for keeping such a professional and charming persona towards such hostility! Great interview! Thanks James and Micheal!

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  129. Jennifer says:

    Good interview. I hope for James’ sake, the writers won’t write him into a corner as it already seems. I love SAFE but I honestly feel that there has to be another love interest for these actors. For Rafe, I’m sure it will be Emily. For Sami, it is EJ and for EJ…sorry but it can’t just be Sami or he really will be put in a corner here.

    I hope EJ will get his comeuppance and I hope the writers will ultimately redeem him so I can see him with someone other than Nicole. I don’t want him with Sami due to his dark history and recent misgivings with her, but I’d like to see EJ expanded as a character outside the realm of Samantha Brady.

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  130. PurpleNurple says:

    Little did ejami fans realize how big SAFE fans would mulitply. Such a shame since they thought for a couple of years that they had this whole poll, interview, message boards monopolized. Surprise Surprise Surprise.

    JS was the main talk of Days but the table is being turned and Galen Gering is becoming bigger and better then the ejamis thought. So hold on peeps, reality will hit very soon. HaHa.

    Michael, nice interview but JS said nothing different then any other interview he’s done. He basically always gives answers to keep his fanbase happy and stringing along.

    SAFE baby SAFE

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    Ada replied

    Until Galen is nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Lead Actor I think James is safe as the main talk of Days. Thats not a bash against Galen or anything but just an opinion.

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    KatieR replied

    Sorry, don’t know how to reply to your other post, lol, ;)

    I’ve heard a lot of ppl who would like (or at least wouldn’t object to) McKenzie coming on. I’d give just about anything to have a Sheridan/Luis reunion, even as Rafe/Emily. They’re my fave couple ever. Which is part of the reason why I feel bad for Ejami fans b/c I know what it’s like to be so disappointed with who the writers want together. Helps I’m not invested in Safe! Although I know it’s probably a pipe-dream. I’m starting to wonder if Stacy Haiduk who was just cast from Y&R might possibly be Emily…..

    And I have to say I’m starting to agree. I think Rafe/Nicole could be interesting. But the writers seem intent to put her back with Brady….

    Gail replied

    James doesn’t have to worry about his fan base, IMO. He doesn’t write the shows, so no matter how much we EJamis and EJ fans may hate what the writers do to EJ’s character, we’ll still be James Scott fans.

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    KatieR replied

    I have to say I am definitely a GG fan more so than a JS fan. But to me, the online presence of JS/Ejami fans is larger. Which is why I’m surprised week after week GG is voted #1 man and Safe #1 couple in SOD. If it were spamming, wouldn’t you think Ejami fans could spam just as well? And if there are truly more Ejami fans doesn’t it seem impossible for Safe fans to spam better? That’s one of the few reasons I have to believe the GA really is rooting for Safe over Ejami.

    Although I personally would not be heartbroken if they reunited Rafe with Emily (played by McKenzie Westmore only) and put Sami with someone else (preferably Brandon, imho). Anyway, my two cents.

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    Ada replied

    I do agree with you that the online presence for James/EJAMI is larger than Safe which is exactly the reason it appears that Sami/Rafe fans spam more. If all the EJAMIs voted on the same polls over and over again then Ejami would win every time. Actually, EJAMI does win pretty much every poll except SOD.

    I don’t like all the former Passions stars coming to Days because since Passions was canceled I feel like why bring them to Days since they couldn’t keep their own show on air. HOWEVER, I did like McKenzie Westmore and I was a fan of Luis/Sheridan so I wouldn’t mind seeing her come on as Emily. But I’m really rooting for Rafe/Nicole!

  131. Joanne Wolfer says:

    I rather crawl through slums of calcutta than watch EJ with Sami LOL
    I like EJ and Nicole.
    I love Lucas and Sami and her four kids.
    joanne

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  132. Taylor says:

    James seems like one of the most humble actors out there! I always look forward to his interviews much more than anyone else! I’ve watched Days for 20 years and there has never been a couple I LOVE as much as EJAMI! It’s nice for Ejami fans to have James in there corner!

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  133. KateN says:

    I have been a DAYS fan for about 15 years, and I am a huge Sami Brady fan! She has always been my favorite character to watch on the show. I love her dark and mischevious side and think she is funnest to watch when she’s up to no good, but she always strikes out when it comes to love because no-one understands her complex character. Lucas seemed to understand the real Sami, but always threw it in her face and reminded her of her mistakes. After years of watching Sami screw up one relationship after another it was entertaining, but I never really cared who she would eventually end up with. Austin- not really meant to be, Lucas- SOOOO BORING together, and he was always putting her down (no offense LUMI fans just my own opinion), Brandon- Sami screwed that whole thing up, Franko- didn’t by it, Rafe- I like him but still nothing special, but with EJ something was different right from the beginning. They had chemisrty like no other couple on TV. I was drawn in to their love story right from the beginning and haven’t been able to stop watching DAYS hoping that one day they might reunite and then Corday comes out with his articel saying that Sami was going to end up with Rafe again. Obviously Corday isn’t in touch with what the viewers really want because everything I have seen has been 10 to 1 Ejami vs. Lumi and Safe fans. IMO they are missing out on an opportunity to have another supercouple on DAYS. It’s too bad that Corday and the writers don’t see it!!
    TEAM EJAMI ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  134. Red Angelus says:

    Once again, James laminates why I am a fan of his. James is a very special individual. He takes care with his insightful depth to his character. He holds the perfect balance of intelligence, wit, charm, and naughty. He is Mr. Sexy Brain.

    Ejami has been the only couple I have been taken with in my decade of watching. More please. They have these beautiful aching complexities that keep me tuned in each day. This viewer wants Ejami.

    Thank you Michael for this fantastic interview with James.

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  135. Lois says:

    Congratulations, Michael, on yet another excellent interview. You’re the best in the business! I’m a huge fan of James Scott and always look forward to reading his thoughts on upcoming story lines as well as his interpretations of the character of EJ Dimera. He has truly made EJ his own. The amazing chemistry between James and Alison…whether EJAMI are fighting to the death or making love…is what keeps me coming back for more. I look forward to future interviews with this amazing team.

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  136. RJ says:

    As always, James was articulate, gracious, and eloquent. Thank you for a good interview Michael and James. Best of luck for an Emmy James! You certainly deserve it!

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  137. Sarah the redhead from Canada... says:

    What a wonderful interview! Thank you to Michael for taking time out to interview James and for James for providing us fans with some thought-provoking interviews! You are truly a class act and you are very respectful to your fans! That is definitely one of the reasons you have so many aweosme fans and I can see from all these supportive comments! :)

    First off, I completely agree that the whole baby storyline started off when Sami lied to EJ about Sydney. I think it was a chain reaction to what happened, and although it was fantastic storytelling, I was really pulling for Nicole in the end. I completely understand the crime she did was heinous, but she had a miscarriage and from the horrible past she had, I can see why she tried so hard to hold onto Sydney and EJ for so long. Nicole’s love for EJ was so raw and amazing, I really enjoyed their love affair.

    I agree with James that the rape debate is overrated and everyone should move on. I’m sorry for victims of rape who may feel offended by this, but the rape debate is long overdue to be put in the closet and I can see why James is tired of answering the question over and over again. It would be annoying to answer the same question constantly.

    I think EJ has whole-heartedly loved Sami for a very long time and I think he tried so many times to profess his love over the last four years. However, I don’t think the writers have allowed Sami to show her true feelings for EJ. They have always thrown obstacles in the way, whether it be Lucas or Rafe, and also, Sami has really treated EJ like dirt for a lot of time. I hated when the writers had Sami lie to EJ about Sydney. You could see the venom in Sami’s eyes during that scene and when she told him the truth that ‘Grace’ was his daughter and she was dead. It was heartbreaking to watch, and not that I condone kidnapping of a child, but EJ was hurt by the mother of his children, his wife, and his father. They all lied to him and broke him so far to the ground, he was seeking revenge for the death of a daughter he thought was his.

    I personally don’t believe the writers have ever given EJ a chance of having either a family member or even a lover who has loved him unconditionally and one who has appreciated him for the wonderful father he is and how caring of a man he was to Sami and Nicole when they were together. I don’t like the way Sami has pushed EJ away so many times, denied his love, after how sweet he was with her, and this is one of the major reasons I can not get behind Ejami as a couple. I think EJ deserves a better woman than Sami or Nicole, one who will treat him with respect and love him for who he is. Sami seems incredibly self-absorbed to me and very immature at moments (although Alison does an amazing job), that is how she comes off to me. I think Sami could be an amazing mother and role model, but her dependence on men and her consitent lack of self-esteem, is hard for me to root for her.

    Anyways, it is wonderful that James has been nominated for an Emmy nomination and James should know he definitely has the talent to win. Those scenes with Grace affected me personally. My uncle passed away in a motorcycle accident the same day Grace died, and the scenes James submitted when EJ was at the funeral home with Sami and Rafe to being in the morgue were heartbreaking and amazing, but they also displayed the stages of grief after death in an amazing way. My uncle was instantly killed, and watching James’ perfomances go through the stages of Grace’s death really helped me through my grief. I know Days’ is just a soap, and I have never commented to any star I’ve met about the show, but the show does affect us. It deals with issues we go through every day, and that is why I feel James deserve the Emmy. James should have confidence in his acting and know he does an awesome job! You deserve that Emmy James! :)

    Anyways, Corday’s Soapnet revealed that Safe is coming. Anyways, since Ejami may possibly come to an end, I would like to see a relationship develop between EJ and Arianna. I like the way the writers have built up a friendship between the two of them, and how Arianna was the only woman to show EJ compassion the last year. I think they have both been sweet to each other, and it was nice of EJ to stand up to be Arianna’s lawyer. I think Arianna has a spark about her that is new, and this could be EJ’s chance to finally have a character who loves him for who he is, without any drama or strings attached. I agree with James that EJ needs time to heal over the heartbreak of Sami and Rafe, if that happens, but eventually, it would be nice to see a romance spark from Ejanna. I would love to see that happen.

    I also wanted to say I think it’s really awesome that James and Galen have a great working relationship. That is so important. It’s nice my two favourite actors on Days’ get along! LOL I think it’s a great working environment to work with co-workers like Ali, Ari, and Galen that James works well with, as well as the cast of Days. It’s funny to hear the stories of how they compete and play off each other. That must be a blast to to have fun on the set.

    Like I said above, I haven’t been at a Days event in over a year, and I really miss going. I am hoping I can make it out to an event soon. I recently attended a CBS soap event and it was lots of fun, but former and current Days actors/actresses are definitely the most personable and nice to their fans. I have had great experiences, as have my friends, and it’s always fun to have a great weekend away.

    Anyways, can’t wait for the Emmy this weekend. I also agree with James about the Emmys’ in Vegas. Emmys should be head in NY or Hollywood. That is where the Hollywood magic happens. :) Good luck to all nominees at the Emmys! It should be an awesome show a week from tonight!

    Thanks, Sarah from Canada

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    pauwtje replied

    I liked reading your post. However, I would like to say that just because Safe may reunite, that doesn’t mean that EJami is over for good. EJ has been in love with Sami for 4 years, he has been to hell and back with that woman and his love for her is just as powerful as it ever was-possibly even stronger. So, even if they are appart and and if he hooks up with Arianna, Nicole or a new love interest, I doubt that he will care for them as much as he does for Sami. His past with Nicole proved that and she knew deep down that he never truly loved her-otherwise she wouldn’t gone through all that deception.

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    sabrina replied

    Well said pauwtje ! They can always throw any other female love interest for Ej it will never change the fact that Sami will be always “the one”, the first choice and help all the “other women” who will be always insecure and for good reasons ! But it makes good drama after all ! lol

    Sarah the redhead from Canada... replied

    It seems to me that the writers have invested some great material between EJ and Arianna. I see potential between them. I would love to see an Ejanna romance, but that is up to the writers at this time.

    I am just glad that Galen, James, Molly, Arianne, Lindsay, Eric, Jay etc.. are still on the show and the show keeps going. That’s what matters! :)

    Anna replied

    Yeah but Sami will be always the first ! Ah and Ej already lied, used and manipulated Arianna so the “great material” is not really great for an “healthy, rooting relationship” hey i am totally ok with it Ej is a grey character but Arianna is the ultimate good girl, damsell in distress so ..the potential is pretty weak ah and also Sami will always come first..Arianna will be even more insecure than with the Brady/Nicole situation..just watch !

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    Sarah from Canada replied

    I actually like Arianna’s character and enjoy the Hernandez family. They were a breath of fresh air to Days. Lindsay Hartley is an amazing actress and she plays Arianna so well. I like Arianna because she is a good girl, and although she has made mistakes, there is probably one person in Salem who hasn’t committed some type of crime.

    . Even if Ari and EJ never get together, that’s fine with me. I would like to see the pairing to see where the writers could go with it, but I would also rather see my favourite actors keep a job and stay on the show. I like the show as a whole, characters and storylines is what keeps me watching. Even if Ejanna never happened, I would still watch.

    And also, I only started watching the show within the last years, so I don’t really know or care about EJ or Sami’s relationship. If you think it’s coming, that’s great for you. I’m sorry, but I just don’t have that much time im my busy life to invest in a soap couple so much. I just like to watch the show. That’s it.

    KatieR replied

    I agree, I would love to see Ej and Arianna together. As a huge fan of Passions I have to say I absolutely adored the chemistry between EM and LH as Ethan and Theresa. But DOOL has somehow seemingly killed most of that. Because of that I am looking forward to new relationships for both Brady and Arianna, however short-lived.

    I don’t want EJ and Sami together. That’s my personal preference. The writers pushing them together in icky situations is why I stopped watching the first time around, and why I left again after a few months when Sami and EJ slept together when Lucas was in jail. That’s me personally. Others obviously enjoy them.

    I know other DOOL viewers don’t like all the “Passions” on DOOL, but as a younger audience member (23) I personally love it. Honestly GG, EM, and LH are the only reason I tuned back into DOOL in September and haven’t left. I was a loyal Passions viewer from day 1 to the end. There aren’t many shows I can say that about.

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    sabri replied

    Well maybe you should watch your older passions episodes and not encourage Dool to put on our throat these Passions actors, even more when they can’t act and have no on-screen presence..it just make us stop watching Dool..

  138. pauwtje says:

    Thank you very much for the interview-all excellent questions and interesting responses! The “twist” has definately got me intrigued. I think it probably involves Sami giving EJ a taste of his own medicine (maybe even “kidnaps” her child(ren)?). If EJ doesn’t come clean to Sami about his secret, I hope she finds out on her own- I CERTAINLY do NOT want R-man to spill the beans: that would be soooo lame and such an anticlimax!

    As much as I love EJami and for them to become a real couple, I doubt that will happen. Well, there’s always hope for the future.

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  139. Joanne Wolfer says:

    LOV LOV LOV Lucas-n-Sami
    BRD/Lucas and Sami always and forever,,,, joanne

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  140. Lucky5000 says:

    Thanks Michael ! I really appreciate this interview. I agree with your adjectives that James is charming, devilish and charismatic. James IS truly a one of a kind performer. Also, agree with you that he is a dashing Brit. :)
    James doesn’t disappoint ! He’s just brilliant. This was a delightful Q&A.
    THIS VIEWER WANTS EJAMI !

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  141. dorothy says:

    I keep hearing talk of the ratings since the Ejami pairing. Excuse me, but summer is the hardest and worst time for ratings. People are out enjoying the weather…vacationing, and certainly not confined to the house. The other soaps will attest to it too if you look. Ejami is the couple of choice for me. They have HOT chemistry and need only to be in the same room to feel the sparks flying between them. I have watched Days for 25 years and I love Ejami. I love that Ej has ALWAYS accepted Sami for who she was…whether she was being good or bad. He loves her now and he always will. Ejami are each others soulmates. <3

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  142. Helen says:

    Micheal, I am shocked at what I read that things will change come labor day. I’ve watched Days for over three years and it all began with James Scott and Alison Sweeney pulling me into this brilliant and all consuming couple of EJ and Sami. Thank you for this interview with James Scott. I watched him on AMC and it was shortly before he left that I lost interest in AMC and all ABC soaps due to the lack of writing and impossible plots. I never felt that these writers knew how to write a romance, I wanted to give them a chance, but so far they have failed. So I guess I am about to loose another soap, which will leave me with only Y&R. I will most likely watch to see what will happen between EJ and his children here and there and of course I want to know what the twist will be coming up. James Scott is one of the best actors on daytime and I hope he wins the Emmy this Sunday.

    Thank you for interviewing him and asking questions that this viewer may not have wanted to hear some of the answers, I’ve always wondered how James felt about his costars, so this was very interesting to read. Please thank James for giving us soapfans a character that is always being talked about, the good and the bad characteristics, he has infused into EJ a vulnerability, even when he was committing the kidnapping, you felt EJ’s turmoil and his second guessing on some of the actions he performed.

    I hope one day we will see James Scott on the big screen.

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    Leah replied

    James on the big screen. How do you reckon he would go as 007 James Bond? Just a thought……

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    bottomchef replied

    James Scott is no 007. He does not look tough enough. The rebooted James Bond, Daniel Craig, is the best bond because he can act, he looks like he’s been in fights and he seems like he could actually beat up all those bad guys. He is physically right for the part, while James Scott would look like a weakling pretending to be tough. Anyways, based on this thread, the James Scott fans and detractors are so passionate. Wow!

    sarah replied

    James Scott could make an awesome Bond actually but anyway no need to speculate since Daniel Craig IS James Bond and it will not change.
    I just hope one day James Scott will have his chance to shine in prime time and maybe movies.

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  143. Gail S says:

    Michael, thank you for a great interview with James Scott.

    James and Allison make my tv viewing an absolute pleasure, they are the only reason I am still watching Days of our Lives. EJ and Samantha with their ongoing story for over the past four plus years has viewers like me (and we’re legions) tuning in, recording, watching youtube, searching the internet, writing fanfics, reading the boards, contributing to the boards, traveling to meet & greets, catching up on missed episodes via NBC; we cannot get enough of these two. Many of us are long time DOOL fans, many are long time Sami fans, many are long time James fans, all are hooked on this pairing…they are simply the best that DOOL has ever offered and they are the story. We are waiting for EJami and we will not surrender nor slip quietly into the night.

    James, loved ALL of your responses to Michael’s interview questions. Looking forward to seeing you at the Emmy Awards. Bring home the award, your fans are all cheering you on. *hugs*

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  144. Panda says:

    ok some of this interview I like and other parts I felt like smacking JS. If Sami is the love of EJ’s life does that mean that they can only be together, then what does that mean EJ can only be with Sami? Wow, so he’s not strong enough a character to be by himself?? Not to mention he’s not got enough sex appeal to be by himself that makes him the first character I think ever like that. I mean look at John, him & Marlena were wonderful but he also had Isabella…Marlena had Roman. With all the yum EJ is suppose to have & he’s not good enough or sexy enough to have another female counterpart. I think JS is attracted to Alison Sweeney and he doesn’t want to be paired with anyone else, hey get a clue….she’s married.

    And EJAMI maybe desired by certain fans but EJAMI just doesn’t show up well in the ratings. The last EJAMI kiss, the one that was hot & heavy was the most least watched episode of the week, like it or not, it’s a fact.

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    AnnDee replied

    In response to the low ratings…I think you forget many people watch the episodes online ie youtube. Many of the viewers are not even home to watch it when it airs on tv . If they check viewership online you would get a different number. Check out the legions of Ej/Sami/Ejami views and hits compared to Safe and there is no comparison. Just sayin

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    Ada replied

    Excellent post AnnDee! Maybe the reason people didn’t watch as much is because “right now” Days is playing up the Rafe card too much. People want EJAMI not Ejami + Rafe! If Days will quit playing around and go with EJAMI and EJAMI only then the ratings will go up.

  145. Anabela says:

    Sami and EJ fan all the way!

    There is no chemistry between Sami and Rafe. They should pick someone else for him.

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  146. Carole says:

    Wow! Look at all these comments – I wonder if this interview has received the most comments?

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    LUMILY replied

    no at one time Sami and Lucas was the most talk about,now we have EJ and Sami,but wait,Sami and Rafe will soon be back together,and Im sure Sami will get back on the stupid juice again,we just have to take it as we get it and roll our eyes @@ but it sure is fun watching Sami and all her men tho the years.
    I cant wait to see what she or who she ends up with next…. what a ride she has been and what up and downes she has been tho and so have we fans of almost 45 years and I hope we have many more yers to watch.I hope Im around to see all of it,, if not I’ll be there with Alice and Tom watching. afan for 44 yearsnow. Happy Birthday Bryan Dattilo 39 today :)

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  147. pinky says:

    This is most definately the interview that has received the most comments. Everyone loves James and EJ. Can’t stop watching him. Can’t stop talking about him!

    Good luck with the EMMY James.

    THIS VIEWER WANTS EJAMI!!!!!!!!!!!

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  148. J/S & ALI/S Fan says:

    The ratings have been pretty consistent for Days it has been in third place behind The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.That is pretty good being that the Y&R and The Bold and The Beautiful are the two most popular soaps,that are on the same channel- with the B&B coming on right after Y&R.I think that Days is doing good to be right under those two soaps in the ratings,above all the rest of the soaps.Days is also the only soap on NBC standing alone.EJAMI is not the fault of anything if SAFE were on now I still don’t think that Days ratings would be higher than the Y&R OR B&B.I wish people would stop using the ratings as an excuse to push EJAMI aside for SAFE.Most fans do WANT EJAMI look at how many posts are on this comment board alone,all these James Scott-Ali Sweeney/EJAMI comments from EJAMIS and I am positive there are even many,many more.
    James Scott knows a good story and it is EJAMI. thats why he only wants to work with Ali to finish the EJAMI story.The story most of us want to see.He can’t work/finish a beautiful story like EJAMI if they all of a sudden pair him with another character.I, like alot of others don’t want him paired with another character PLEASE NO ARI OR NICOLE.James Scott has beautiful chemistry with Ali Sweeney they are a perfect match we love watching them together.J/S knows that is whats best evidently and it is.I agree with him there is no other character he should have as a love interest on the show I don’t see any either.Why mess up a good thing -EJAMI.I hope the writers realize that and the producer.Just because he dosen’t want to be matched with another actress dosen’t mean what a previous poster said-he really likes/attracted to Ali Sweeney.He said in so many words that -that is what chemistry is, attraction but thats is fine and dandy for those that like EJAMI we love the attraction that is what made us love EJAMI and its chemistry anyway. Their chemistry is wonderful and strong we love it.I hope James can somehow continue to work with Ali as a love interest even after the secret comes out and she gets back with Rafe-I hope the twist will have EJ and Sami finally together for good.WE WANT EJAMI

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  149. Liesbeth says:

    First of all, the interview was a great read: JS confirmed a lot of things that I already knew (e.g. regarding EJ’s feelings for Sami and Nicole and how the whole sydnapping mess began in the first place).

    Second, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are curious about the “twist” and there are already some speculations as to what that could be. I doubt that it will be the reveal that Sydney is actually EJole’s baby: not only is it highly IMPROBABLE, but also LUDICROUS.

    UNLIKELY: EJole’s baby DIED months before Mia and Sami gave birth. Also, the baby was nowhere NEAR the clinic when Nicole switched the NEWBORN babies (= they were freshly squeezed from Sami’s and Mia’s wombs). In addition, I think Nicole would have recognized her own baby, don’t you think? After all, she knew what her own child looked like: Dr. Baker let her say goodbye when she MISCARRIED. Then there’s also the DNA results. True, the writers could easily write it so that the brush that Rafe used was in fact Nicole’s (instead of Sami’s, which would hardly be surprising, as he’s a total moron but thinks he’s hot stuff). BUT that still doesn’t alter the reality that Nicole DIDN’T give birth at that clinic at the same time the other two women did.

    Ok, let’s assume for argument’s sake that somehow EJole’s baby has miraculously survived-that is feasible, in soap land, as it has happened before (e.g. Chelsea: Bo and Billie’s daughter). However, if that is the case, there’s still ONE infant unaccounted for: Ejami’s; Mia and Chad’s; and a ‘supposedly’ miscarried DEAD fetus (EJole’s). We all know that two babies were switched INMEDIATELY after their birth, one of them died (Grace) and the other survived (Sydney). So then where’s/what happened to the third baby?

    RIDICULOUS: The babyswitch and the subsequent sydnapping storyline would be entirely pointless. All the drama, torture and extreme pain the involved parties (Nicole,Sami and Ej) went through in the past year would have been COMPLETELY in vain.

    Sami: I thought the whole purpose of the truth coming out would be that EJ gets his comeuppance, NOT to punish Sami for sins she’s already paid dearly for. That WILL happen, IF Sydney doesn’t turn out to be hers. She fought SO HARD for her daughter during the whole sydnapping debacle, only to have her child snatched from her AGAIN? I’m sorry, but even for an extremely unrealistic soap as DOOL, it makes absolutely NO SENSE. I know that Sami has done some atrocious things in her day, but this is TOO MUCH crap to heap on this character.

    Nicole: she finally some got CLOSURE regarding Sydney when she came back from her very short vacation (translation: prison term). She had a final goodbye with Sydney, realizing for the first time how dispicable and selfish her actions were and that the child belongs with her biological parents: EJami (she admitted as much to Chloe). Also, EJole is over (thank god!): they’ve both moved on and she’s set her eyes on Brady (the man who TRULY loves her-even though he’s buried his feelings for her at the moment (which parallels Sami’s feelings for EJ)), so I don’t really see the purpose of revisiting the paternity of Sydney. It seems to me that the EJoles and EJami haters are just grasping at straws.

    EJ: he’ll be let off the hook, if Sydney isn’t Sami’s. I doubt that will be a PAYOFF for the viewers, after witnessing his extreme cruelty in having Sami believe her own daughter died. I understand WHY he did what he did-letting his anger completely take over-but he DID cross the line.

    No, I suspect that the “twist” is that Sami discovers EJ’s secret but, in her own sly way, she doesn’t let on that she knows and starts a counter scheme against him. Hopefully she finds out on her own, rather than “heroic”, “perfect”, “I have NO agenda (yeah right!) except to make the woman that I “love”( BUT severely judge) happy” Rafe exposing EJ. I think that is what KC meant when he said “ we will see the strong Sami, who will take control of her life.”

    OR she forgives EJ and reunites with him INSTEAD of Rafe. However, I think this is highly unlikely since KC implied that Safe is the rooting couple (ugh!) right now. Still, a girl can dream can’t she?

    OR the baby is really Chad and Mia’s; this might seem to be less farfetched than Sydney being EJole’s. However… it’s likewise very doubtful: Sami will have to go through hell once more in having to give up her child. Also, Mia’s disappearing into the sunset very soon. Moreover, Rafe proved Sydney was EJami’s through the DNA results. UNLESS he had them faked because he was soooooooo desperate to get LAID. LOL!!!

    Now for something completely different… I’m smitten with EJami. I’ve fallen in love with them. Which is EXTREMELY odd, as I’ve never felt so passionate about any fictional pairing (not even Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy of P&P). I’m not a loud, obnoxious person-not in real life (quite the contrary, I’m very sensitive, shy and keep a low profile) nor on the internet: I sometimes visit the boards, but I never post (too lazy I guess). And I don’t watch soaps. Until I discovered EJami, purely by chance on YouTube, I was always under the impression that soap operas were characterized by: (a) horrendous acting; (b) beautiful, but extremely shallow, people bed hopping 24/7 and (c) having really absurd, impractical, crazy storylines. Bottom line: for EJami and them alone, do I watch DOOL, on YouTube mind you, because I don’t live in the States nor Canada. When I read the news that Safe was going to reunite, I was literally heartbroken-I even shed some tears, imagine that! FYI, I NEVER get so emotional with fictional couples (whether in movies or on prime time shows). I really couldn’t enjoy their scenes on 7 and 8 June-it was like watching their swan song. Beautiful yet distressing. Bittersweet.

    I’m under EJami’s spell, not just because of their sexy chemistry but also for the reason that they are both complex individuals and have a very layered, intricate relationship. They’re such a unique couple-definitely one of a kind on this show alone. There’s the whole ‘star-crossed lovers’ element (Brady vs Dimera), which is definitely a winner. It’s far more appealing than having a repeat of the Stefano/Marlena storyline. Been there, done that. In addition, as some EJamis have already mentioned in their posts on here, there are indeed some similarities between GWTW’s Scarlett/Ashley/Rhett triangle and DOOL’s Sami/Rafe/EJ triangle. Scarlett, like Sami , is a tough cookie, but she’s very selfish, manipulative and schemes to get what she wants. Scarlett/Sami imagines herself to be ‘in love’ with Ashley/Rafe as he’s this wise, virtuous, all around ‘good guy’. She doesn’t really want to admit to herself, or is blind to, the passion she feels for Rhett/EJ, who is considered to be a ‘scoundrel’. However, it’s this ‘scoundrel’ who: (1) falls for her, hard, at first sight; (2) who waits for her patiently, hoping to catch her in-between men; (3) lets her treat him like crap but never stops loving her deeply; (4) accepts her for who she is and admires her for her scheming, bad side (as well as her resilient, good side) and (5) sees that they’re cut from the same cloth. Two of a kind. Of course in the novel, Scarlett realizes too late that Rhett is the one she truly loves and he walks out on her with the legendary words: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” EJ, on the other hand, will probably wait for her forever if he has to. She is his one and only true love. Whatever the future may hold, I doubt that EJ will EVER AGAIN feel such an intense, profound, soul devouring, ETERNAL love as he has for his “Samantha”, for ANY new love interest that comes along. And Sami, for all her protestations and denials, does also TRULY and COMPLETELY love EJ. She knows who and what he is-she’s experienced it firsthand-but that doesn’t stop her from coming back to him over and over again; FORGIVING him time and time again. All she has to do now is to: (1) embrace it; (2) stop acting like a frightened little girl and running to the so-called “heroes” (e.g. Rafe) for safety and protection; and (3) stop worrying about what “mommy”, “daddy”, “granny”, Will, Brady, etc think and just follow her heart already!

    EJ and Sami are clearly perfect for each other. He becomes a better man by her side-his own person, NOT his father’s clone (whom he does not want to be, btw). When Sami’s in his company she’s far more entertaining and tolerable, than when she’s with her other love interests (Lucas, Austin, Rafe). Unfortunately, for the past year or so (since Grace’s death), Sami has been written as a “Jennifer wannabe”. If they keep her like that, then sure, she belongs with Rafe. That would not only be a great waste, but also character assassination, and not to mention, snooze fest central. Safe is such an ordinary, tacky, uninspiring soap couple that lacks depth. Moreover, if they were written off the show they most certainly won’t be missed. Also, I suspect that a lot of people only support Safe because: (a) they are former LUMI fans. Lucas isn’t around anymore, so they prefer Rafe over EJ (whom they despise) as Sami’s love interest; (b) they can’t get past the fact that EJ raped Sami and their pairing is an abomination in their eyes; (c) they perceive the EJami relationship to be an unhealthy, toxic one built on lies and manipulation. Safe, by comparison has a “healthy”, “loving” relationship, built on “honesty” and “respect” (Really?!! Is that why he always so condescending toward her, walked out on her twice and never bothered to explain what happened to Emily? Besides, Sami’s a LIAR and that will NEVER change). Bottom line: people only seem to like this pairing because they loathe EJ and/or they hate EJami, NOT for it’s own merit. To put it differently, I wonder how many Safe fans there would be if (a) Lucas came back; (b) EJ leaves/dies; (c) a new hot guy is introduced for Sami? Very, very few, I suppose. The overwhelming majority would probably be rooting for Lucas OR the new guy OR they’ll lose interest in the pairing as EJ wouldn’t be around anymore. Safe just doesn’t have any long-term appeal: it’s as flat as a friggin’ pancake. Sami fans will eventually realize that the Rafe character is just dragging her down the drain with him.

    I think the reason why Sami became so interesting and so popular with the viewers is because of her devious, cunning, feisty, dark side. And I doubt that the ‘old’ Sami fits well with Rafe-that Sami has a far better match in EJ. The fact that Sami has grown older and wiser and has become a more loving person-well, it’s logical because she’s now a mother of four children. One can’t remain a spoiled, selfish brat in those circumstances. However, to turn her into “Mrs. Goody-two-shoes and DULL, whining pod” to complement “Mr. Goody-two-shoes and judgemental BORE” is just too much to bear.

    Before wrapping up this really long post (translation: essay), I’d just like to put in my two cents concerning the whole “rape” controversy. I’m afraid that the writers have really doomed the EJami pairing by having EJ “rape” Sami. I’ve put this word between quotation marks because there’s some grey area as to whether it was rape or not: some believe that it was and others feel that she had a choice. I am of the opinion that it was rape in the broad sense: he DID force her to have sex with him. She experienced it as rape since she was rather unwilling and he didn’t give her much of an option-I mean, either sleep with him or let the man you love die? She was desperate and he took advantage of that. Certainly, she had the option of walking away if she really didn’t want to do it nor was there any guarantee that he would help her. On the other hand, it wasn’t a traditional, brutal rape in the sense that he held her down at gunpoint or with a knife and physically hurt her-she admitted that to him during their “talk” of May 16 2008. She also didn’t act like a traditional rape victim-she wasn’t terrified nor disgusted with him. She hated him for it, yes, but it didn’t take her long to start sucking his face off regardless whether if it was part of a scheme or if it was done out of free will. In addition, I’ve read that many viewers were offended that the whole thing was swept under the rug. I agree, Days didn’t really deal with it properly-Sami and EJ should have discussed the night in question A LOT sooner and let some time pass, instead of having them consummate their love for each other so quicklyer. However, I don’t understand why some keep obsessing over the fact that he is her rapist and that is the reason why they should NEVER be together despite the fact that there is so much potential between the two of them-more than any couple or non-couple for that matter on this show. First of all, people seem to forget, quite conveniently, that Sami is a rapist herself-she drugged Austin, she DIDN’T give him a choice-that is textbook definition of RAPE. So in my book, rapist + rapist = match made in heaven. Besides, she forgave him because she understood WHY he did it: she raped Austin for the exact same reason. And she moved on, the show on BUT some just can’t let it go-they take this rape issue soooo seriously. Second, this is a SOAP, it’s EXTREMELY unrealistic. The more drama , the better ! Anything and everything is possible. Characters are redeemed for past crimes and given a blank slate. Histories are swiped clean and relationships reinvent themselves. It also seems a bit hypocritical to forgive and forget Sami for all that she’s done (she’s no angel) but somehow this doesn’t apply to EJ. Third, the rape angle has been done in soap operas before (e.g. the infamous Luke and Laura; Bill and Laura Horton and they became supercouples!!!). There’s this double standard being applied to EJami and that’s such a pity. Fourth, it isn’t a “rapemance” because EJ and Sami already had feelings for one another BEFORE the rape-if you had been paying attention, you’d know that. Fifth, I may not be a rape victim, but my sister IS and in real life, there is no way that a rapist and his victim would get into a romantic relationship. I wouldn’t support a lesser soap couple with this in their history but there’s something so special about EJami, that it would such a waste to completely disregard this pairing.

    Unfortunately, the GA doesn’t seem to agree me and countless other EJami fans: as some posters have pointed out the ratings do seem to sink whenever they’re on screen together (however, they weren’t that bad in the week of 17-21 may and on the 24th (although there was also that disgusting Safe kiss)). The ratings weren’t great for last week when they were on either-but KC’s interview had just been released, so maybe some viewers were so pissed and depressed that they didn’t feel like tuning in. However, I don’t know how many actually go on the internet and keep up to date on all things DAYS related. Perhaps I’m just grasping at straws here. Anyway, time will tell and I will keep my eyes on the ratings the following weeks and months. With any luck, they’ll improve.

    For those of you who’ve read my post, sorry for unloading all of this on you and possibly wasting your time-but I just had to get this off my chest. Now in all probability, I’ll disappear out of cyberspace never to be heard of again. Although, never is a long time!

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    Anna replied

    Great post really !
    For the rape/non-rape issue i can love a couple regardless also if the couple is well worth of it like that was the case with Luke and Laura on GH and now Ej and Sami (even if in Ejami case it was not a real rape).

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    pinky replied

    I agree with much of what you said except that I do not consider the character of rafe anywhere near Ashley. You had it right when you called him a “goody-two-shoes judgemental BORE”.

    It’s interesting to read how you fell for EJAMI and how much they have affected you.

    I don’t worry to much about the ratings. I always remember what I learned in grade 9 geograghy: “Statistics don’t lie, but you can lie with statistics”.

    THIS VIEWER WANTS EJAMI!!!

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    Pru replied

    I throughly enjoyed your post. It was thought provoking, and you should make a point of posting on the boards. You are articulate and interesting, as well.

    Safe bores me to tears. When they are on, I fast forward. Am an ejami fan; however, I am inclined to admit I am not happy with the method that was used to formulate the romance: They danced once, gave each other lustful looks, got married under bizarre circumstances, said a few things here and there, but in between all of that, the romance was missing, the special moments, the breath taking long looks, the right words, the everyday things that mean so much. Are they ever going to fall in love at the same time? Is there ever going to be beautiful scenes between them, dancing under the stars and such? Will there ever be times when he says just the right words or presents her with a beautiful ring and asks her to marry him? Will they ever share laughter together? Sorrow? Forgiveness? Joy? Don’t know what happend but years ago the soaps had people fall in love and share that love in beautiful ways, at least for a while. Now insane crap happens and they look at each other lustfully and kiss and have sex and the following week someone else is their new love interest. Maybe the writers should go buy some romance novels, like the early Jude Deveraux books, or Suzanne Elizabeth Phillips, or Joanna Lindsey, because they just don’t seem to understand romance or how to present it.

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    AnnDee replied

    I have enjoyed reading everyone’s posts.EJAMI is something I watch on my own and it is nice to know there are many people that feel the same way I do(insert my husband rolling his eyes).
    I agree wholeheartedly with you Pru. I don’t think that times have changed so much that todays audience does not want romance. I know soaps have a reputation for bad story lines and bad acting but DOOL has a gem in EJ/Sami. I still see so much potential to do things right by them and not make them dull. Unfortunately, the writers do not seem to have much of an imagination and the story lines are just recycled and dragged on. My 14 year old daughter could write better story lines! I am not joking!
    I certainly hope K Corday’s interview was just a way to “stir the pot.” I cannot imagine watching for another 4 years to hopefully see EJ and Sami finally together!
    The way soaps numbers are dwindling, I would think they would want to give the viewers what they want….EJAMI.
    I wonder if James will even stick around after his contract is up. I would not be surprised if he moved onto bigger things.

    luass replied

    yep he gave her the ring but she did not want to take it,we fans of Sami have waited along time to have Lucas and Sami back together too,they were married in 2007 and then EJ raped her and she went and done that to save her husbands life,did you see that too? and he gave her the ring right where his brother died and right where he thro,Samis baby clothes and told her she was dead,still like him ? what about when he shot Samis stepdad the man that loved her so much,,,badass man if you can call him a man after all he has done to so many people. :(

  150. Pru says:

    Sorry, forgot to mention I throughly enjoyed the interview. James Scott is a beautiful man inside and out and his portrayal of Ej is wonderfully entertaining. Thank you for all your hard work, James! xo

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  151. Leah says:

    Simply put…… I believe the the majority of the audience want EJAMI!
    NOW is the time the Days powers to be give Ejami their chance. Their chance to be a couple and parents to their young family. One of the things I love about EJ which seems to go largely unnoticed is how supportive he has always been of Lucas’s role as a parent in Will & Ally’s life. EJ grew up not having his dad around and has always wanted more for his kids than that which is why even though not liking Lucas he supported him even when he knew Sami wouldn’t like it. Both EJ and Lucas have been man enough that even when they were bickering and carrying on to do it away from the kids and not to involve them. That’s a good parent….. unfortunately for Johnnie and Sydney Rafe does not have the same resolve. Rafe not only wants EJ out of Sami’s life but also out of Johnnie & Sydneys lives. Rafe has already shown us the lengths he will go to with our Mr Upright FBI illegally adopting Grace EJ ‘s so called child at the time. Rafe continually downputs EJ and I don’t see how this cannot impact the kids. This is not good stepfather material so I will never support Safe cause they just want all the kids for themselves. From day dot EJ has been a good father and Sami knows it. With the kidnapping he made a mistake and knows it. Sami also made a mistake keeping her pregnancy from EJ and then continually lying to him and at the time denying him the chance to hold his so called daughter Grace in his arms at the hospital before she died. Sami and Rafe knew the truth but even at the hospital didn’t come clean. Then on the pier to hear Safe say how it could have been so good and how they could have had Sydney all to themselves! While it’s not a justification all I can say is I understand why EJ did what he did with Sydney. Food for thought…… if the boot had been on the other foot I wonder what Sami would have done if she had been in EJ’s shoes?

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    JSFan replied

    Hear, hear. Exactly how I feel. I am a true EJAMI fan but feel EJ hasn’t punished Sami or Rafe enough for what they put him through. EJ all the way.

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  152. sweetazzcanbe says:

    Great interview! I agree, James is Days. When he’s not on I glance at the soap. When he is on, I’m glued to the set. When it’s EJAMI, I look at every episode and at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 11 p.m., and then catch it on the computer. EJAMI rocks! SAFE sucks!. Heard that EJ would take up with Ari; certainly hope not. She’s too much of a whiner, just like on Passions. Writers, when Sami learns of Ej’s deception, I know you can salvage their relationship and I hope you will. I enjoy no other couple – EJami Rocks!!!!

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  153. sweetazzcanbe says:

    Okay, Rafe is okay, but not for Sami.

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    Ada replied

    I’m hoping for Rafe and Nicole. I personally don’t like Rafe but at least he is tolerable with Nicole. Arianna was my favorite Hernandez. Sad to see her go.

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  154. tatigers81 says:

    EJAMI all the way! James you are a master at portraying EJ and I love it! I love that EJ is a bit bad – cuz he doesn’t have to always be a goody goody and that’s what makes EJ so intriguing and interesting! I hope EJ’s heart doesn’t get broken (although it breaks a bit tomorrow when he witnesses Sami and RAfe slobbering all over each other…yuck) LOL

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  155. JSFan says:

    Yes Michael, like James said, maybe you can show/tell Ken Corday how many EJAMI fans are out here waiting for their permanment reunion.

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    Ada replied

    Completely agree. I read the spoilers so I can be sure to only watch on EJami days. If EJami are not on I don’t even watch.

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  156. Allison Thorne says:

    I have been showing the show since Day’s Started. Sami and Ej are great together and they need to be put back together there romance is wonderful. They should be put back into each others bedroom. Give the show something it really needs to suceed. Besides the writers have already broke Hope and Bo up. Sami and Ej together again as a couple with two children fighting the odds of there family and showing that they love each other when they look into each others eyes. that is what this show ends…

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  157. daysfan says:

    Great interview, very interesting. I wonder what acting things he does to ‘get’ the other actor in a scene, and who was the co-star that didn’t take to it. Could have been an AMC actor too.

    Yet another huge, huge twist coming besides the 2nd Sydnapping. Do I want to know ahead of time? If it’s a good one spoilers do take the surprise out of it but even if you stayed away from them, you would have to get off the internet to be really 100% spoiler free. Some fan will tweet or post something, and once SOD is on the stands, even though the show has not aired, it’s not considered a spoiler to the on-line soap blogs so you can still be spoiled several days ahead.

    Thanks Michael for the interview.

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  158. Joanne Wolfer says:

    I dont like EJ,he has a bad temper,one day he will smack Johnny just wait and see will Sami want him then?
    Sami and Lucas/Bryan Dattilo are perfect for each other,they have history,they have kids,and the two characters are best friends on tv and off. LUMI forever.

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  159. LUMI says:

    Bryan Dattilo/Lucas Horton and Sami Will Horton Allie and Johnny Horton and Sydeny
    best on Dool

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    JSFan replied

    This is a James Scott Interview. You should go find (if there are any) a Bryan Dattilo interview to post on.

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  160. LUMI says:

    The work gos on,the cause endures,The hope still lives,and the dream shall never die,Bryan Dattillo/Lucas Horton and Sami for ever. LUMI fan

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  161. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the interview! I am a huge James Scott fan!! Ejami is the reason I watch DOOL! Can’t wait to see what happens around Labor Day. I just hope that Ej and Sami end up together. DOOL will be hard to watch if she ends up with Rafe! The fact that EJ is a bad boy is what makes it so interesting to watch. Because even though he’s bad, he’s still shows a vulnerable side to him when it comes to Sami and I love that about him.

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  162. Shaunsie says:

    Oh please let it be EJAMI…I will be soooo sad if Sami reunites with Rafe

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  163. LUMI says:

    come this Labor Day Sami and EJ is out and Sami and Rafe is back together,
    sence Lucas is in Hong Kong for now,but come 2011 LUMILY is back as a FAMILY.
    The most forever supercouple for Days Of Our Lives is off the air then?

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    Delores replied

    Well I hope this isn’t true. Sami and Lucas should have never been together. She’s the reason he became an alcoholic, and she lied and said Austin was Will’s father.

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    sarah replied

    And Lucas is responsible of her bulimia, tried to make her crazy, put her on deathrow, destroyed her relationship with Brandon ect…He is not better AT ALL

  164. Dooly says:

    Days cantract is up 11-2011 and unless the ratings come up that is it for then,maybe if they would bring The Horton”s back it would bring the ratings up and stay up and new S/L

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  165. JSEJ says:

    EJ here ladies pleaseeeeee dont fright over me,Im not Days and never will be,I used to be on soap AMC they kicked me off the show and so will Dool,so dont doolel over me,Im just here for the party don’t -u-no

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    Ada replied

    O yea kick off the guy who won Adonis for 4th year in a row!

    And the guy who was Leading Actor nominated just this year.

    James is the only reason I watch Days

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  166. AlieJnny says:

    I was in Greenville and James was there and no one[Fans} and I mean no one even talk to him,AMC said no one liked him on that soap and he was ourt and then Dool got him and 80% of the fans dont like him,so whats up with him?

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    Ada replied

    You’re very wrong there. They was in fact a group of people from around the country who drove and flew into Greenville just to see James!

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    doolfan replied

    why you lie? thet not treu you said you was there go to see pic befor you lie james by far most pupular actor even if you dont like it but to lie like thet omg women

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  167. EJess says:

    he thought he was going to get and Emmy from Days LOL
    actors have been on this show for years and have never got one what made him think that he would? ROFLMAO @@

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    Brenda replied

    EJ is the better man for Sami…Rafe needs to be given a FBI promotion, and be assigned outside of Salem. The only passion he shows is for his FBI position. Sami is aware of EJ’s lifestyle and she has accepted it. He is a “mob boss’, as she often calls him. EJ must tell Sami about what he did. Being honest will show her, he is a changed man. She will forgive EJ (just like she did for the alleged rape) because she knows he truly loves his children, and was deeply hurt by her…and Rafe…..When Sami thought Grace was EJ”s child, she and Rafe plotted to keep her from EJ. A good and honest man would not have done that. Rafe even became Grace’s godfather and her middle name was Raphaella. That was a crime against EJ. When EJ initiated the Sydnapping, he was trying to payback everybody who he felt betrayed him. After he overheard Sami and Rafe saying they could have raised Sydney, but he was complicating things.. he told Sami Sydney was dead. EJ was deeply hurt, and he did a horrible deed. He wanted Sami to feel just as bad as he did…none of the chacters are perfect. The character, Rafe needs a serious makeover. What FBI man looks like that? EJ needs to refer him to his barber and tailor.
    I am a James Scott fan and he should have won an emmy for his portrayal of the character EJ DiMera!

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    JSFan replied

    Ahhh, because he was nominated.

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    Sam replied

    humm..because he is the best actor Days has/had in decades maybe ?

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  168. lumi says:

    excuse me,EJ IMO has NO purpose on this soap,alot of vets lost here job because of him,John Marlena and so many more,we didnt not need him at all and ratings is at rock botton. ROCK BOTTON .9

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    Delores replied

    Oh please, give us a break!!!!!!!!!!

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    Brenda replied

    James Scott made the ratings go up on DOOL. It’s the characters like Rafe, the teenagers, Chloe, Vivian, Stephanie and Nathan who have made the ratings drop. The veterans played their roles, however, times have changed.

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    JSFan replied

    You don’t know what you are talking about JS had nothing to do with getting rid of vets. You should get over it because BD is not coming back. Ever.

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  169. Delores says:

    Sami has to end up with EJ. Their chemistry is too intense; no other man can quench all her passion. I love EJ’s photo above in black; he is smoking hot. I also love the glassess; he looks like Superman/ Clark Kent

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  170. Brenda says:

    The storyline on EJ and Samantha is what keeps fans watching DOOL. Rafe should have been a one storyline character, “Sami’s ex-bodyguard and friend solving the baby switch. That storyline dragged on too long and so has Rafe’s stay in Salem. Even the Ejami haters must admit Rrafe’s scenes with Sami can’t compare to the ones with EJ. Yes, EJ did a terrible deed by kidnapping his daughter, and later saying she was dead. If he had not overheard Rafe and Sami saying how they could raise Sydney, but EJ was in the way, he wouldn’t have done this. Rafe’s interefering in two parents deciding the custdy of their child caused this fiasco……Sami eventually forgive EJ…..He did what he did out of love…even though it was twisted…..I present to you Elvis J. and Samantha Jean DiMera.

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  171. Dool44 says:

    I dont watch Days to see EJ the coward,he is weak,because he is a bully,a rapist and an abuser of weman and children,it is cowardly weak behavior,therefore the character comes off as weak and cowardly.

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    Delores replied

    That’s harsh Doo144. Please remember it’s only a soap opera. It’s not real. If you think EJ is a rapist, then don’t forget Sami is too. After all she did drug and rape Austin and then lied and said he was Will’s father. So she is a Rapist and bully of men. She also helped contribute to John Black being a drug addict. Please don’t throw stones at EJ unless you are willing to threw them at Sami too. Also remember she kiddnapped and tried selling her baby sister on the black market. No stones, no stones

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    Brenda replied

    EJ is a complex character….This is a soap opera…..He is very remorseful for his alleged rape of Sami. She forgave him, why don’t? He has been abused by Sami and he continues to be deeply in love with her. Who is your ideal man???

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  172. LUMILY says:

    Trouble in paradise, EJ Sami says NO NO NO,get it,no means no….
    soooooo stop begging.@@

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  173. Delores says:

    No, EJ should not give up. He should fight for what he wants. Even a Dimera deserves some happiness. If we all gave up everytime someone said no, then we would never accomplish anything. So I say perseverance EJ Dimera fight for the woman you love.

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    Brenda replied

    EJAMI FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  174. Eve says:

    Corday’s interview,says EJ is out and Rafe is in come september 2010.
    DNA for all 4 of Sami’s kids? I wonder whats up with that?

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  175. Paul says:

    Ejami all the way i know they will gedt through this believe James he laughed when he was told boring Safe will be reunting i bet the twist will be Sami forgives EJ in the end remember this interview was done after the KC one and storylines can change in a day.

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  176. eli says:

    after reading whats going to take place in the next two weeks,looks like Sami and Rafe is back together again and I guess after that it will be Lucas again, I’ll take Marco ;)

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  177. luass says:

    of course all EJ has to do is admit everything and I’ll forgive him,,,,@@
    IF you buy that,I’ll throw the Golden Gate in free,,,,, :(

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  178. Judy says:

    Love EJAMI all way. I may not watch days anymore if they put Bored Rafe with Sami. KC is gonna to lose one more person for not watch days anymore if he put Sami with Bored Rafe.

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  179. luass says:

    I watch Days for the day EJ is gone and the real Sami is back.

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  180. Yvonne says:

    I am such a fan of EJ and Sami! I tape the show everyday! I can’t wait to get home to see what has happened with the two of them and fast forward through several sections just to see them. I really hope the writers realize what a great pair they have with them and work out a way for them to stay together. It will be so disappointing to see Sami with Rafe.

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  181. luass says:

    well from what Corday says Sami and Rafe will be back together come September IF you can believe any thing he says? I want Sami and Lucas back together ;)
    so we have fans for Sami and EJ,,, Sami and Lucas and Sami and Rafe,to please all the fans they just take trunes @@ I think its funny,,,If I was a man I would want Nicole,
    she is pretty, tall and she can act,,,,,and most of all she is a strong person,she gos after what she wants know metter what,and she gets it,sooner or later and befor Days is over she and EJ will be back on again,,,right now I am loving seeing Sami make a fool fo EJ all the while dreaming of Rafe,,,, it makes my day and IALMAF,,,,

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    Anna replied

    Oh please Ej wants Sami not the poor pathetic Nicole !
    And if i was a man i would want Sami (like Ej does) !! So to each his own

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    Sam replied

    You are pathetic like the Nicole character for sure..’pretty’ sure she is but i saw better, Sami is as much ‘pretty’ if not more.

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  182. Lucasami says:

    I dont want Sami with EJ or Rafe.

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  183. saaa says:

    why would anyone want Sami,EJ and Rafe and all the other men she ever had dumped her,even Lucas dumped her LOL her dad and mom dont have nothing to do with her.
    her family dont care what she dose so why should we,,, hmmmmmmmmm

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    Lisa replied

    Ej NEVER dumped her actually and he is the ONLY one, she is the one who dumps him sadly.

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  184. LUMI says:

    I love Bryan Dattilo/Lucas with Sami,I know he is off the show for now,BUT he will be back next year or by this Christmas,,,,

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  185. Ada says:

    Really hoping for another James interview soon! You do a wonderful job Michael!

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  186. Karen says:

    August 23-27,2010 is going to be the saddest week for all Ejami fans. Please Stefano do something to stop Rafe from interrupting the best wedding on DOOL. Ej and Sami forever.

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  187. Dolly says:

    That was a great interview. Thank you. I have been watching a soap for 2 years now. It is something I said I would never do. Well, that was before I saw the Ejami action on DOOL. Wow, I stay by my TV every day. I do not want to miss a minute of their interaction. I saw “Gone with the Wind” with my Grand Ma, every time it came around. Sami and EJ have the problems which make for a great story, and the chemistry to show us one of the 2 great loves in American film. Well, one is on TV, every day of the week. I feel so lucky.

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  188. LUMI says:

    sence you only been watching Dool for two years, Sami and Lucas would be the story to watch, for 17 years we fans have seen it all, we have been there for them always,all the ups and downs all the tears and laughter and their son Will the twins,yep this fan misses Lucas and Sami… but Lucas is off the show for now and its Rafe and Sami,but it want last long and it will be someone else,,,, Sami and all her man,,,
    Bring Lucas/Bryan Dattilo back,,,

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    JSFan replied

    Go find a Bryan/Lucas interview.

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    Lisa replied

    WORD…these Lumi fans are pathetic, i am almost sorry for Ali Sweeney and the guy playing Lucas to have so sick and pathetic fans like that..pitiful..

  189. Sami says:

    How can you think James Scott is a great actor? He has had only two jobs,
    AMC and Days and is 31 years old,,,I dont get it :(

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    Ally replied

    How does that make any sense? He was a model and trained actor in Britain and on a British soap opera in 1999. He has been acting since age 25 in the U.S.

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    Kiren replied

    And he’s made himself one of the most well-known soap actors on TV with a large and active fanbase rooting for him for the past 4 years that only continues to grow. Some people are just so ignorant of reality.

  190. Lucass says:

    well now,Sami let EJ have it today and man did he do some begging, I was hoping she would slap the pi88 out of him,the dog. what a wreck,,,

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  191. mamaa says:

    to bad Sami and EJ did not shoot each other,for they are two of a kind.
    Let Lucas come back for his kids today to stay,and Rafe should go far far far away for ever.

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  192. Dolly says:

    Unbeleiveable, Sami seems dead. She is always dead with Rafe. EJ has been so improtant in her life for 4 years now. Sami will tromp all over Rafe, like she did over Lucas.

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    fools replied

    no more EJ and Sami thank God,and Rafe can go too.

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  193. Julie Williams says:

    I love EJ/Sami together! Thank-you James for such a great interview!

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  194. LUMI says:

    Lucas and Sami allways and forever, he is off the show for now,but he will be back again befor this year is out.

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    Kiren replied

    LMAO October 5th and still no sign of Lucas.

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    LUMI replied

    well keep LYAO

  195. LUMILY says:

    what is unbeleiveable is Sami and EJ, thay are like a very bad fart that want go away LOL
    Rafe needs to go back to acting school IMO
    EJ is fakeing his amnesia to make Sami come back to him,she should have shoot him dead and took her kids and lift town for good to be with Lucas,for he is the only man, yes MAN for her.

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  196. samilucass says:

    EJ is creepy and yes he is a charecter on a soap but he is creepy and I dont like him at all.

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  197. LUMI says:

    cant this man EJ get a woman with out raping and faking? The ship has sailed for EJ and Sami,

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    Kiren replied

    Uh..he did get Nicole w/o faking anything so that isn’t exactly an intelligent argument. And 12/29 didn’t make him win over Sami, she fell in love with him in spite of that in 2008. Also,If the ship has sailed, EJami wouldn’t have constantly been in the same storyline ever since James came on screen. The ship hasn’t, nor will it ever sink for EJami. Get over it.

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    fools replied

    looks like its Sami and Rafe for now LOL ,we fans of Dool for 45 years
    got over Sami and her men along time ago.

    lola replied

    Sami and Ej dated each others before any real damage was done between them actually..She dumped him because Will and Lucas pressured her, it was just after her last Austin marriage fiasco in 2006 remember..and it is only after that they tried to play each others and the damage began..although he did redeem himself for a while for again coming back to his tricks and Sami becoming unforgiving and self-righteous wanting only a ‘good guy’..

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  198. LUMI says:

    I wish EJ’s head would EXPLODE @@

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  199. NANCY says:

    james scott thank you for your eyes and your smile i wish i was in your heart so you could love me i wish i was engaged to you and you to me

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  200. NANCY says:

    you made me want you i can’t help feeling this way about you i love you with all my heart

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  201. Kiren says:

    Loved this interview BTW, Love James Scott!

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  202. NANCY says:

    i would love a chance to work with james scott and alison sweeney i would love to play baby grace what if stephano made her look like she was dead and all along she wasn’t dead only to get sami out of ej’s life

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  203. NANCY says:

    JAMES SCOTT CAN BE MY PERSONAL STRIPPER ANYTIME AND I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE HIM A LAP DANCE ANYTIME JAME SCOTT IS HOT STUFF OF A BEEFCAKE

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    James replied

    sick

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    Kiren replied

    Word.

    NANCY replied

    i am not sick i’m being honest with my feelings for james i have real for him that is my real feelings

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  204. JamesScott4eva says:

    Im from Sydney, Australia and think that James Scott is one of the best daytime actors out there. He has the talent and acting abilities to make it to the big screen. I love reading this interview and he rules. Thank You so much Michael for this!

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  205. LUMI says:

    I wish he was off soaps and let him begone to movies,we dont need him on Dool.

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    Lisa replied

    when the writing is not awful (and it is..sadly most of the time, James Scott can’t overcome it every time despite being one of the most talented daytime actors right now) James Scott playing Ej Dimera is maybe one of the most fascinating, entertaining soap opera character we have right now.
    His connection and story with Sami Brady made him quite unique but with them destroying that..well it this soap seems hopeless..and ratings are really really bad, they are the last in demos..

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  206. Dolly says:

    I can speak for myself; I only watch DOOL to see EJ and Sami interact. I liked it best in the early days, but they have had some very good times since then. This summer was just a little bone given to us EJami’s but it was good. Sami is just after Rafe because he rimindes her of her Father. I hate the realtionship of Safe.

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  207. NANCY says:

    let’s put james scott back in the running for soaphunk adoins again i hope he wins again for 2011 i would love to nominate him on that

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  208. NANCY says:

    i would like to invite james scott to my home i do have a christmas present for him and i would like to meet him in person

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  209. Antoinette says:

    I think James Scott great actor and I’ve watched ever since he’s been on days. I REALLY do hope he stays on for years to come. I love the chemistry, the he and Allison have.

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  210. nancy says:

    days of our lives winning let’s beat the rest of them to a pulp amc lost dool’s gain gain to the hilt dool let’s go to the materess especially with james scott

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  211. Mana says:

    Ejami forever, how could you not forgive him, my heart broke when he knelt down at her feet and proposed again after it all came out. I love Sami, but she f@cked up that day!!! If only he’d been awake when she went up stairs!!! She could put that lingerie on!! I miss Ejami!!!!

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  212. jennie savage says:

    hi scott good actor u will give me smile of days our of lives give good autograph pitcures too send to me leter and send i am number fan club for u i thinking you good soap opera best actor fan club jennie savage

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  213. jennie savage says:

    i dream about yoou in my bed romance getting of u i fine i am ok i just you good actor soapopera days ofour live u better with me love u best actor u send to me ok bye jen savage

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  214. MARYL iCE says:

    It is so sweet to see EJ with Taylor! But I must be realistic, this is a soap and EJ and Taylor will be boring after a while! Hey not in real life, but in Days of Our Lives. I have watched this show for ummmm well since Julie was married to David. I know that the love we all search for does not last on tv. Not even John and Marlena. Not even Beau and Hope for goodness sake. Look how many years it took for Doug and Julie to get together and what they went through.
    Rafe has been the ONLY man that Sami has been honest and loyal to. You must all remember the games she would play to get what she thought she wanted. So, I wish I come up with a great story line. Got to hand it to the writers. I know it is difficult after ll these years but thank you for keeping it SomeWhat realistic! You guys are great. Thank you for keeping me tuned in for _____ yeah, that many years.

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