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270 October 26th, 2012 Alison Sweeney Inks New Deal With Days Of Our Lives!

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Great news for Sami fans of Salem! Alison Sweeney (Sami) has inked a new deal to stay with Days of our Lives after 20 years with the series!

Sweeney told Soap Opera Digest, “I am super-excited to stay, and I am so honored that they asked me to stay. The job continues to surprise and challenge me. I have already shot my 20th anniversary episode, which airs on January 6, so I had this huge milestone and it’s been such an amazing journey. I love my job, I love the people I work with and I love Sami.”

So now legions of fans are waiting for their beloved EJami duo to finally start a full-blown romance …  something that has been teased, and teased, and teased for years!  With so many other successful outside projects other than the NBC soap, how do you feel about the news of Sweeney staying put?  Do you hope DAYS will honor Sweeney appropriately for her 20 year anniversary?  Weigh-in!

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  1. Dmitri says:

    I really like Ali, but I wish her character either changed her bed-hopping ways or left altogether.

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    Jessie replied

    Sami is not bed hopping. To be honest I’m glad Sami doesn’t EVER sleep with EJ when they have their summer fling as DOOL likes to pair them in summer. Haha, Sami will never sleep with him unless it’s some kind of circumstances, LOL

    Go SAFE / LUMI etc, i’ll take any pair of Sami’s as long as it’s not with EJ. Hell bring back Brendan, BRAMI was a HOT couple back in the days ;)

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    Elayne replied

    I’m glad, too.

    Quality over quantity.

    AS/JS have been amazing with their love scenes. They’re different. EJ and Sami’s frst time, loving, passionate and sexy. Colleen and Samto’s first time, is how every woman’s first time should be. Grief!Sex, magnificent. Every human emotion was shown in those scenes. Unbelievable grief and anger, their emotions over riding their heads and erupting in a need that only each other could quench.

    All three time were different and all three times were memorable.

    Dmitri replied

    I agree. I ship Santeen, but never will ship EJami.

    the soap poet replied

    to everyone fighting over ej and rafe
    your bubble I hate to break
    but there has only been one man for sami brady
    and that was her daddy,
    but incest is too hard to take.
    So she spend her life hating her mother
    for having sex with her father and going from man to man
    looking for roman, the girl needs some therapy before it’s too late.

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    Riririri replied

    Having DOOL without Sami and AS is like having apple pie without apples, so very glad she is staying :D Ali has done a lot for the show and is always a trooper! I wish her many happy years to come! I’m aslo very excited about EJami story line and really wait to she what both Ali and James do with this. They never had an opportunity to explore that romance and I for one would be very interested to see what they will make of that story line! :)

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    Rocky Reed replied

    A day without EJ and Sami is a day without sunshine! They are super great skilled actors that bring out the best in each others talents. We have a fan club that would like to see them have their own show. They add so much to the show and they are so chili pepper hot together. I have watched the show for 35 years and this type of talent comes along once in a life time. Thanks Alison and James for your hard work and passion for what you do for a living. It is recognized by infinite numbers of fans!

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    Rocky Reed replied

    You are in the majority!!!! Ejami all the way to getting contracts for more seasons renewed!!!! Watch the polls change, that is if we don’t wait to long. More Sami and EJ, please!

    Mana replied

    I have to add that I’m all about Ejami, I miss them when they are not on. I literally feel each beat of each moment that happens between them. I can’t even feel sorry for those he don’t like them coz I’m a complete addict where Ejami’s concerned!!!!! ♥Ejami♥4♥Ever♥

  2. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    WOO!!!!!!! I love Alison and I love Sami. I know I’m in the minority, but this character has something really connecting to a classic soap Diva, and I love it!

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    Jessie replied

    I agree 100% and your not in the minority because i feel the same way too.

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    Rocky Reed replied

    You are in the majority!

  3. Christina says:

    Are you kidding me who would want that kind of obsessive EGAGME love. WE WANT SAFE LOVE ROMANTIC LOVE or we will not watch. If she’s back to be with EJ well I will no longer watch good thing we have FF and another Good thing I have another favorite couple on GH DANTE & LULU at least GH knows when they have a SUPERCOUPLE

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    Theresa Snow replied

    Word

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    SafenSound replied

    Co-sign about Dante & Lulu, I’m a fan now and have enjoyed watching GH than Days these days…

    Cinnamon replied

    I agree with you 100%. Dante & Lulu are a great couple. Just like Sami & Rafe are. Just wish Days would quit pushing Ej& Sami on people all because of spammed polls.
    SAFE is a romantic couple super couple. Ej *& Sami are just plain disgusting and gross.

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    Lew S replied

    I hear ya! I don’t see the chemistry there.

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    Chelsea replied

    I disagree. There are many fans that LOVE Ejami and even critics know that James Scott and Alison Sweeney have incredible sexual chemistry! We Ejami fans have waited 6 years for our couple to be together. The show has never actually made them a couple. It’s about time!

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    Jessie replied

    Please, i hope Coday is lying in his SOD Nov Sweeps Previews because Sami will never love EJ not after all the shit he put her throough the years. Sami will NEVER trust him. This is why she never sleeps with him, :D

    Red replied

    I can’t agree more! The time is coming n I can’t wait!

    Sonya replied

    Please…. Sami and Rafe aren’t in Dante and Lulu’s league and can’t compare to what Dante and Lulu have. GH is much better at writing couples than Days of Our Lives is. Safe is not romantic, all they ever did was bang each other, they are a shallow couple. As soon a Rafe saw Carrie the sparks flew, they were romantic and sweet and didn’t have to have sex to make them a rootable couple.

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    L replied

    Here, here. All Safe is is sex and EJ. Just listen to their conversations: EJ this, EJ that, oh EJ is so evil, EJ shouldn’t be with his children, blah blah blah.

    Safe has no soul, no depth at all. If EJ wasn’t around, that complete and utter mismatch of a couple wouldn’t even have a story. Period. And, that, my friends, is the truth.

    *Yawn* I’m suddenly overcome with the need to sleep…I wonder why? LOL.

    Red replied

    It’s so true. The couple isnt in any league. They’re safe and boring.

    Leigh replied

    L
    I agree. What would Safe have to talk about and think about if they didn’t have EJ in their story? Safe seems all about EJ and trying to keep Sami or the kids away from him. They also love to be smug and hypocritical when they are together, so maybe they could write a story about that.

    Dmitri replied

    Your so right! Safe, and if not, Lumi! I want EJ to be with Nicole. Carrie and Rafe was good too. Give me anyone but EJami.

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    Rocky Reed replied

    You are not a true fan. True Fans don’t switch and they want more ejami.

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    Dmitri replied

    This is a stupid statement. Just because someone hates EJami does not mean they are less of a fan. Days is not the EJami Show, and never should be.

  4. Ces says:

    Glad to hear she’s staying and happy on the show! Can’t get couples together too soon or they get dull real fast. I like Rafe and EJ so it’s fun that she swaps — wish Lucas was still in the mix too.

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    Sonya replied

    I think they need more females on this show, maybe they could bring back Carrie. Both Lucas and Rafe liked her, that could be interesting.

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    Ces replied

    I’d love for Carrie to return without Austin in tow … I think Christie Clark is as valuable to the show as Hope, Jen and Sami – she’s a part of Salem history and she needs to return. What would Rafe do when he catches a glimpse of her again? Maybe Austin got caught in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps :D

    Leigh replied

    I agree that they should bring Carrie back. Thought she and Rafe were better suited and had better chemistry than Safe. And then maybe Lucas could get into the mix with them. For some reason this last time with Austin on the show I just wasn’t feeling his character or relationship with Carrie.

    Dmitri replied

    I agree. Muldoon had more chemistry with Kate Mansi, and he just looked old and leathery in comparison to Christie. Carrie had fantastic chemistry with Rafe, and I loved how she had a budding friendship with Nicole. I think they should bring her back, have her reunite with Rafe, and her and Nicole can bring down Sami. Then, reunite Lumi and EJole.

  5. Waverly says:

    There are also legions of fans not wanting ejami too. Romance? Interesting choice of word. I don’t think I could ever take a ‘romance’ between them seriously after their history.

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    Sherry replied

    I will NEVER take Egagme seriously!!! I didn’t watch for 10 months while Sami and EJ courted and flirted and SAFE was not together and I WILL NOT watch this farce that is Egagme!! So long, Days after 30 yrs viewing!!!

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    Tricia replied

    As they say in Japan…Sayonara…watch a reality show why don’t you!

    Dmitri replied

    I agree. Someone said all Safe do is have sex. I think EJami is just full or near-kisses and loud breathing, or lusty thoughts. Sami and Rafe are in love and have a family together. EJ needs to be in a relationship with a woman that loves him, like Nicole. He did love her. I think he once did love Sami, but now all I’m seeing is him being obsessed with her.

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  6. Shelley says:

    I love Sami!
    I find myself saying that what she does is ok, she’s Sami! haha
    Ali has been the 1 constant in DOOL! Glad that inked a deal to keep her!

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  7. Pam says:

    Im thrilled to know that Sami (and Ali) remains a big part of the fabric of Days. Im just so sick of the Sami and Jr connection. Grownup Sami needs to scheme while interacting with others and I tune in for her Love in the Afternoon with Rafe. Ali and Galen heat up my screen and I can’t get enough of SAFE! I appreciate how the writers have emphasized the depth of their relationship thus far.

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    Leigh replied

    Well, to each their own, but I find Safe so very boring and have to FF through their scenes. Would prefer her with EJ or Lucas.

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    Waverly replied

    I’m really glad Ali is remaining a part of the fabric of Days too. I love her character. I would be more excited about this upcoming story if we knew we’d have a scheming Sami back instead of one who is just going to cave to a man who has been so heartless and abusive to her. Days wrote Ej villainous and asked me as a viewer to invest in the story they created. I’ve been watching and rooting for a Smart Sami to get the upper hand only to be disappointed by her continual gullibility. It’s just annoying anymore. Give them an exciting adversarial relationship that pits them against each other in devious ways. The children should be used to keep them from going to extreme dark depths. I think this type of relationship has more potential and is way more interesting. Passing Sami around so everyone has a turn just ruins the character.

    Safe and their chemistry is just as exciting for me as others feel for their pairing of choice. The Safe story in particular has kept me tuning in because I’m a sucker for romance and they deliver. I’d like the writers to keep the emotional stakes going for them because their performances are so riveting. They just capture my heart.

    Leigh replied

    I think that the writers have ruined Sami’s character by having her go from Lucas, to EJ, to Rafe, and maybe back to EJ within the span of a few months. It’s ridiculous and not believable to me. I agree that the writers have written EJ as villainous, but he is such a good actor that something about his portrayal makes me root for him (and apparently I am not the only one who feels this way). But I think that Sami has also done villanous things over the past 20 years, things just as bad as EJ and I hate how they try to whitewash her history to try to make her into Carrie type character. I want them both to be devious, but would like to see them together kind of like Scarlett O’Hara & Rhett Butler. I think we will just have to agree to disagree about the chemistry thing. Different people like to watch different things for entertainment on their tv shows.

    L replied

    “I appreciate how the writers have emphasized the depth of their relationship thus far”

    - Sex and EJ that’s all their relationship consists of. Oh yeah they’re “deep” alright. *eyeroll*

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    Elayne replied

    Three times in six years?

    The greatest thing about watching Sami and EJ is that while there’s always a sexual undercurrent, their relationship is about so much more than sex.

    And Sami never has to use sex as a tool to make up for something she didn’t do, ahem, shower sex because Rafe was totally wrong and made Sami feel like she was.

    L replied

    Elayne, I wasn’t talking about EJami, I was talking about Safe. I was responding to Pam, regarding Safe’s “deep relationship”….LOL. Sorry for the misunderstanding ;-)

    Dmitri replied

    I want Sami to be with either Lucas or Rafe. EJami is only about sex and loud-breathing, not to mention torturing each other. Sami has never loved or trusted EJ either, and I doubt she ever will. EJ needs to get his balls back and go after Nicole instead of being a wuss and groveling to Sami.

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    L replied

    Ummm…Nicole is NO match for EJ. All she does is cower and enable him. She doesn’t challenge him like Sami does. EJ and Sami are equals, they give as good as they get. EJ wants to be his own man, and Sami inspires that in him.

    Even if Sami doesn’t love EJ or never will love him, as you say, it still doesn’t change the fact that EJ will never truly love Nicole. It never went deep. It was more of a a friends with benefits kind of love.

    Oh, and in case you don’t realize it, EJole is an abusive (emotionally and physically) relationship too. So if EJami shouldn’t be together because of their horrendous history, then neither should EJole.

    And finally-I find it laughable that you say EJami is all about sex…I think you’re confusing them with EJole. ‘Cause what did they do, except talk about Sami? Yep, have sex 24/7. Like Safe, they have no substance. And unbelievably shallow and duller than dirt.

    EJami, on the other hand, have only had sex 3 times in 6 years-twice were under duress. And they do share a connection, they have a bond that keeps them circling around each other. It’s safe to say that they’re definitely more than sex if they keep coming back to each other after everything they’ve put each other through.

    And that’s all I have to say on this subject.

    Dmitri replied

    Lol, EJ has proven this past go-around that he does truly love Nicole. Yes they have sex often, but they also always cuddle and flirt and they have that sexual undercurrent. Same with Sami and Rafe, both are romantic couples. EJ and Nicole have hit each other, but hello, Nicole kidnapped his baby, and EJ cheated on her, not that these are excuses, but how would you react? Plus, not as much abuse as Sami and him have done. You cannot compare a slap to a shot in the head, or a bit of shoving to a rape. Also, Nicole does not cower, she is on EJ’s level, he even said she is cut from the same cloth as him. If he blackmails her, well, she blackmails him right back. She challenges him in this way, while Sami just runs away with another man and continues her loud-breathing when a guy gets close to her. Sami has made it clear to EJ over the years that he is never going to be her first choice, and a true EJ fan would want him to be with a woman he has loved, and a woman who loves him. That woman is Nicole, heck he even said to Nicole the other day, “We loved each other”. If he didn’t love Nicole, he wouldn’t have said this. EJ also always tells Nicole she is the only woman who accepts him for who he is, and he accepts her for who she is. She is truly the best DiMera wife because she doesn’t get in EJ’s way. Oh, and speaking of love, both James Scott and Ali Sweeney have said that what EJami feel for each other is not love.

  8. Sophie says:

    I am SO happy. I love Ali, love Sami and love EJami!

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  9. sweetzles says:

    I’m so glad to hear this news. Alison has always been a favorite of mine, and Sami as well. Hopefully the writers will give her the storyline she deserves, and let Sami and EJ have a chance to be together. It’s their time now. All other couples had their turn, and now it’s our turn. Hopefully we get the storyline we all deserve.

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  10. Theresa Snow says:

    I’m thrilled that Ali has resigned. I really am but sadly I won’t be a part of this days journey of pairing Ejami together. It’s sick and twisted and its sends a bad message to all that its ok for rape victims to fall in love with their rapist and call it a fairytale romance. Just wrong. I really Hope Days realize their mistakes b4 it’s to late. Sami heart will always belong to Rafe. No matter what tptb think

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    Jesse replied

    It’s funny how re-signed and resigned mean the exact opposite thing.

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    Sherry replied

    Agreed!!! I will not be tuning in either unless they realize many of us DO NOT want Egagme!!!

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    Tricia replied

    What all Five of you?

    Chelsea replied

    We have waited for Ejami for SIX years! It’s time! I can’t wait!

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    Sonya replied

    LOL If someone is so weak minded that they watch a soap to get lessons on morality then they need to turn the tv off or go watch the Waltons instead. If that was the case then they probably think it’s ok to shoot someone in the head while they are passed out or to swap paternity tests on a whim too. I don’t hear anyone complaining about that. LOL

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    Tricia replied

    Love it…they need to maybe go to church if they are watching soaps for moral direction! Assholes. Love your post!

    L replied

    Yep. I don’t get the “logic” (or rather illogic) of that so-called “argument”. I mean, this is a soap opera where:

    - “the baddies” plant chips in “the goodies” heads and then by using a remote controle of some sort to change them ito a different person and to control them for their own malevolent ends;
    -memories can be wiped out and put on a cd;
    -people can die and come back to life multiple times;
    -events that happened during the Melaswen sl;
    -how Rex and Cassie came to be and that whole sl;
    -Marlena being “possessed”;
    -there’s a highly incompetent “police force” consisting of max 4 cops (all belonging to the same sanctimonious family) and a few extras…LOL;
    -characters can just commit murder, rape, framing an innocent person of murder, trying to drive someone insane, kidnap babies, steal babies, kdnap their own sister and attempt to sell her on the black market, lock someone up in a sarcophagus for months,etc etc etc and just get away with it!
    - ETC ETC ETC

    …And from this highly ridiculous soap we’re supposed to get morality lessons? O_o …really? REALLY?!

    I understand that many fans do not like EJami because of their history. I do. But to try and to pontificate that them being together sends the “message” that it’s okay for victims to fall in love with their rapist or that abusive relationships is acceptable is blatant hypocritical drivel.

    EJole-where EJ tried to kill Nicole, tried to strangle her a few times, was verbally abusive, cheated on her multiple times, including with her own sister-is also an abusive relationship. But of course there’s no outrage there, on the contrary they can’t extoll the virtues of that pairing enough. So EJole being together apparently does NOT send the “message” that women should remain with their abuser. Uh hmm…yeah right. Hypocrites!

    IF female viewers (only the retarded imo) get any “messages” from Days about abusive relationships being okay, wouldn’t it be MORE LIKELY that it would be from seeing Safe and EJole front and center? Those type of relationships DO actually exist in the real world. How many times have I not heard of battered women staying with their partners either because a) they are too scared to leave or b) because they “love” each other. And men talking down to and being emotionally distant to their insecure girlfriends/wives, who beg for the former’s affection are also quite common in real life. Relationships like EJami’s, on the other hand, I have yet to hear of. There’s NO WAY in hell that couples like that exist in the world. I know of rape victims being forced to marry their rapist but that is very very rare and only happens in an Islamic culture. But a victim falling in love with her rapist? Nope, doesn’t happen. Not even remotely possible.

    Dmitri replied

    Some of these comments on here are so stupid. Nobody watches soaps for moral direction, but nobody watches soaps for S&M (EJami) either. If you want that, read 50 Shades of Grey. We watch soaps for romance, an EJami just aren’t it. After the horrible things they’ve done to each other, coupled with the fact that Sami just doesn’t love EJ and chooses other men over him all the time, I’d much rather see couples like Lumi, Safe and EJole, who, despite their problems, always come back together and work their relationship out. EJami never really come back together. They start to, then Sami has doubts and wants another man, then EJ makes her new man suffer, she finds out and yells at him.

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    L replied

    Sorry to burst your bubble but Lumi, Safe, EJole aren’t romance either. There’s abuse in those relationships too-and REALISTIC abuse I might add .

    As for S&M, I suppose there wasn’t any in EJole when EJ was choking her multiple times.

    Hahahaha…You’re a riot.

    Dmitri replied

    I can see EJole being abuse, but then again Nicole kidnapped his daughter. How was there abuse in Safe or Lumi? Yelling and arguing is not abuse.

  11. Lee says:

    I am glad to hear that Ali as resigned with Days but i will not be a viewer . After reading the November sweeps my days are numbered at watching this show. I have and never will support a relationship between a rapist and his victim and that is exactly what Ej and Sami are

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    SafenSound replied

    I also share in Ali’s renewal, but to have Sami again paired with Ej is beyond ridiculous. The only way I’ll watch is to see them end it and for Sami to be with Rafe period!

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    Sonya replied

    The only way I’ll watch is if Sami and Rafe are not together. Period.

    Mary SF replied

    I really respect your passion for wanting Sami and Rafe together. But regarding your reply to me, I never called what Sami and EJ have as love, I like good storyline and whatever storyline works I will watch. As for EJ being an accessory to rape by not stopping Rafe 2 from having sex with Sami, my question is would you consider Stephano guilty of the same thing because how many times has he introduced look- a- likes to take the place of characters and they ended up having sex with unsuspecting spouses? Was Marlena being raped when she slept with the Pawn thinking it was her husband Roman? Was Bo being raped when Princess Gina posed as Hope. Or was Hope being raped by John when she thought she was Princess Gina and he thought he was someone else? The rape that fits the classic definition was when Jack raped Kayla, yet they redeemed him and no one mentioned it again.
    Personally as a viewer I’m not a fan of using sexaul assault lightly in soaps and using your definition about what is sexual assault then Days has done that over and over. Or maybe they were merely melodramatic devices to put fictional characters in fictional situations that no real person would ever be in

    Mary SF replied

    Okay, maybe I watched one too many soaps in my day that storylines blur together, but when did EJ raped Sami? I remember Lucas being in a life and death situation and Sami needed EJ’s help to save him, but he wouldn’t help her unless she slept with him. It was sleazy and sick of him to use Lucas life as means to get what he wanted, but was it rape if she argeed with his terms? Or was there another incident that I missed or is my definition of rape too narrow?

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    Red replied

    I saw it as a sexual proposition to save Lucas life

    Chelsea replied

    I did too

    Angi replied

    For me it stopped being “rape” when Sami willingly had sex with him again. Just sayen.

    Marlee replied

    Same here. An indecent proposal.

    SafenSound replied

    I suggest you go refresh your memory of those scenes because if you can root for a guy that proposed sex as a means to save Lucas who was trapped in a cabin cave-in and call that love, then there’s no wonder why I feel the way I do about egagme. In addition, Ej was an accessory to RAPE again when he did nothing to prevent Rafe 2 from taking advantage of her sexually when Ej and Stephano replaced him for the original Rafe, AND it was CLEARLY understood and communicated THAT EJ WAS AN ACCESSORY TO RAPE at their climatic scene revealing both Rafes at the Dimera mansion. Puuullleeezzee!!! SMH!

    PLEASE TOMSELL GO BACK TO SAFE!!

    SafenSound replied

    My definition of rape was not defined in my previous post but rather the aired broadcasts of the episodes in which the characters themselves established it. It was not aired that Stefano was an accessory to Sami’s continually rape of Rafe 2 but I believe the GA can use common sense to assume that he was. Notwithstanding your question of whether Ej raped Sami if she agreed w/his terms in my opinion is YES. Why? Because Sami was exploited in light of her desperate attempt to save Lucas. Who in their right soapy mind would allow their loved one to die but that life is totally dependent on whether a creep can help you based upon whether he can “get off” on you. Yes, thank you for clarifying your position that you don’t believe that what Sami and Ej have is love…I totally agree with you.

    Dmitri replied

    Lee is right. i can never root for EJami as long as there are good other options for her-men she has loved, who have loved her and never raped her. And I’m a big EJole fan too.

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  12. hertpalms says:

    So glad to hear Ali has re-signed with Days.

    I am very disappointed to hear that the show is going with Ejami. It doesn’t make any sense to me. EJ has caused nothing but grief for Sami.

    She belongs with Rafe. He is a decent man always looking out for her best interests and loves her kids as if they were his own.

    As a huge Galen supporter, however, I will continue to watch the show but only for him.

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    Elayne replied

    I think Rafe is looking out for his best interests, not Sami’s. If he were Sami wouldn’t have to walk aorund on eggshells around him afraid he’ll walk out the door if she angers him.

    I still remember watching her get into the shower with him to apologize for something that HE was wrong about.

    Rafe doesn’t trust Sami he’s said as much and without trust a relationship won’t work.

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    Dmitri replied

    Safe do need to work their relationship out, but I agree that they are good together. If not, then I think Lumi should reunite.

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  13. sandra says:

    The man who hired Rafe 2 to rape Sami as an imposter? Please do they want people to tune in or not?

    Hope this is short lived and we get back to SAFE!

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    Sherry replied

    They must not want SAFE fans to watch!! There are more of us than they think!!

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    Elayne replied

    Four years of Safe have done nothing for the ratings and they’ve been pimped to high heaven.

    Tricia replied

    Give me a break besides GG, GT & Kenny there are maybe 5 safe fans that post over and over and over and over and over and over and..,..
    I do my homework!
    The safe fan forum has 170 members (in 4 years) and no one and I mean no has posted in The Laughing Penguin (your safe fan forum)in over a year. Yeah you guys are really a “huge” fan base” there are so many of you.. RIGHT? Gee I wonder why Kenny finally woke the fuck up!
    Safe 170 members in 4 years
    Ejami over 6000 members in 6 years
    Hmmm …go figure?

    jessica replied

    I’m hoping ‘Safe’ fans will be tuning out! Then the Rafe cheer squad will be silenced and the real Days fans won’t have to endure the nauseating Rafe s/l! This cats gotta go! So please feel free to dislike the show and stop watching, I for one am begging you!

    Sonya replied

    They should bring back Carrie for Rafe, they were so sweet and sexy. Rafe didn’t have a problem being honest with her like he does Sami. Carrie is more Rafe’s type and they have chemistry whereas Rafe and Sami have none.

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    Tricia replied

    Don’t take this the wrong way but Rafe has NO chemistry with anyone. It could just be the actor that palys him…Oh yeah it is the actor that plays him. I think if a different actor was hired to portray rafe he wouldn’t be so disliked. It takes talent.

    Dmitri replied

    I agree. I like Safe, but for me, Cafe and Lumi work better as an endgame. As long as EJole (not EJami) are together, I’ll be happy.

    Dmitri replied

    Safe should be back together. If not them, Lumi. EJami will never work for me.

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  14. Engrady Pind says:

    Not at all happy to hear this. Sami is my least liked character on the show.

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  15. Kathy says:

    Mar/Dar ruined AS character (Sami) and she doesn’t make me want to watch her. If they go with the Ej/Sami pairing that will drain away pretty much all my enthusiasm for the show, and I think it will be very easy for me lose interest and stop watching altogether. I can’t support a pairing like this that for 6+ years has been nothing but lies, deceit, manipulations, and schemes and nothing about LOVE! Rafe and Sami is the LOVE story and why I watch DAYS!

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    Chelsea replied

    Love? Sami worships the ground Rafe walks on while Rafe continues to obsess about his hatred for EJ. Also, Sami has to be turned into a “good girl” in order for that couple to work. i have watched Days all my life, Sami was never the “good girl”! That is another reason why EJ/Sami work, Sami doesn’t have to change into another person, she can be herself with him. EJ loves everything about her, “the good, the bad, and everything in between”!

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    Leigh replied

    Chelsea, totally agree that Sami character should have never been changed to this “Carrie” clone. It’s awful and boring. They just should have kept Carrie and let Sami be Sami.

    Dmitri replied

    Sami? A good girl? When? She covered up her lie of shooting EJ in the head, cheated on Rafe with EJ, helped EJ escape-technically breaking the law. I don’t see any good-girl Sami here! Sami belongs with either Lucas or Rafe, not some psycopath who raped her! EJole are the couple that can be bad, but I don’t wanna see EJ with a woman who has never loved him and treated him right. She turns him into a groveling pig. You talk about Rafe ruining Sami, heck, Sami ruins EJ! She turns him from a bad boy into a ball-less joke!

    Dmitri replied

    I agree. Carrie or Sami work for Rafe. Sami should never go to EJ. I don’t know why they even talk after the harm they’ve done to each other. EJ belongs with Nicole. If Sami can’t be with Rafe, have her go back to Lucas.

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  16. Ihaveworms says:

    Ali i’m happy you are staying on Days but i will be turning off my tube the minute it becomes the ejami show. JS is so boring with his eye popping, red face, over the top over acting scenes. If i have to endure that type of torture i will start watching GH once again. I hear it’s a lot of fun now.

    Safe is what real day time romance is made of.

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    Chelsea replied

    Are you serious? Everyone from the soap industry praises James Scott for his acting! He is amazing!
    Ali herself said that James Scott was the most talented actor on Days of Our Lives!

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    SafenSound replied

    Ali and Galen knows how to bring romance to Days screen, I know the tptb sees it too. :)

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    Red replied

    Really cause the chemistry isnt there, we know that ejami brings in the ratings. It’s been proven on more than one occasion.

    Elayne replied

    If by romance you mean generic, and if by TPTB see it, you meant force it, then you may have a point.

    Dmitri replied

    EJami seems forces, not Safe. Safe feels like a real love story to me. EJami seems yucky! The chemistry is forced, with their heavy breathing.

    Leigh replied

    This comment on James Scott acting is ridiculous. He is the best actor they have on the show. His character is very volatile and emotional, so he has to portray that range of emotions. His scenes with Chandler Massey were wonderful and the character of Will was never so interesting as when he was paired with EJ as his employee/protege. The writers made a huge mistake stopping that storyline. Oh and I think he was nominated for a couple of Emmys in recent years, so apparently someone disagrees with your assessment. Don’t remember any other men from the show besides Chandler getting nominated recently.

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    Vicki replied

    I completely agree with you. When I read the comment about James Scott and his acting ability I was speechless. Anyone with a pulse can see that the man can act. As a matter of fact sometimes I believe the show actually limits him. He is so powerful I dont think the writers can match his skills with good material. I also believe Eric Martsolf is a great actor but the writers have got to write just as consistently for him as they do James Scott.

    Dmitri replied

    I think JS is a good actor, but EJ belongs with Nicole. I would rather Sami be with Rafe or Lucas. That’s good romance right there!

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  17. whisper says:

    Exit stage left for this viewer. EJami has had many chances to bring up the ratings and they fail everytime. It’s because all the other fanbases make their exit till the show is entertaining again. Only EJami’s find them exciting, no one else.

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    Angela replied

    Really? They failed? Grief sex last year had very good ratings and so did the weeks after the cliffhanger and EJami were a huge focus, so I wll have to wholeheartedly disagree. I don’t think the pairing of Safe has ever done anything for the ratings because they are as dull as dirt.

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    Elayne replied

    When was this?

    The two times the ratings spiked it was because EJ and Sami were front and center. Once in November when they thought Johnny was dead and the last time right before the Olympics when it looked like they were FINALLY going to get together.

    Both times the ratings went up and both times the writers went backwards and the ratings dropped again.

    As MF said in his OP, the writers TEASE the fans with EJami but never follow thru, they’ve never actually gotten them together.

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    cjb replied

    Amen to that….6 long years and as JS said…they have never really written a love story, a couples story for Ejami.

    They are LONG over due and I love the gray but romantic element they bring to Days. The show has enough straight laced “good” pairings its time for one that has some gray in the middle. Sami and EJ are both ant-hero/heroine characters and they are at their best when they are true to character and not trying to become too pure or too dark.

    Their chemistry is unmatched….and they have never been official yet! They are going to knock the GA’s socks off!! GO EJAMI!! :D

    Red replied

    A ejami is certainly long overdue and I’m so happy that it’s coming

    Dmitri replied

    Well the ratings now sure as hell suck, and EJami are together…what is your excuse now?

    Dmitri replied

    I agree with whisper. No ratings boost because nobody cares for the forced gross couple.

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    Vicki replied

    All I can say is “We will see”

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  18. Mary SF says:

    Wow, now I feel old, because I remember her first show and I can’t believe it has been 20 years. Personally I was rooting for Sami to end up with Austin, and when he came back to town last year, I had my hopes up, but now it looks like that ship has sailed for good. Right now, given her history with both EJ and Rafe I don’t understand why either one of them would want her and vice versa. Perhaps it is time for Sami to get a new love interest.

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    Dmitri replied

    I think if she can’t be with Rafe, she should be with Lucas.

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  19. Nick says:

    Just wondering,

    How was Alison able to sign this deal when the future of DOOL is still very much in question? I believe that Sony’s contract with NBC to air DOOL expires in September 2013, with an option for 2013-14. The ratings for the show are dismal, especially in the key young female demos.

    The fact that DOOL shoots so far in advance (3-4 months ahead, I think) is a major negative for the show, IMO. If stories clearly aren’t working and registering with viewers, it takes at least as long as that for any writing revisions to be seen on the screen, assuming they’re done right away. Heck, about a month ago DOOL shot its 12,000th episode, which won’t air until January! Most soaps, even the ones recently cancelled, tape(d) only about 5-6 weeks ahead.

    Given this production schedule, it stands to reason that NBC would probably have to announce their renewal decision by February or March, at the latest. DOOL’s numbers during this November sweeps are going to be critical, and these latest fall ratings can’t bode too well for its future. In the event that NBC does decide to cancel DOOL, I’d hope they give the writers and producers enough time to pen a proper and satisfying ending.

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    Brithney replied

    The Days writers blew it after the Olympic cliffhanger. They had brought in well over 400,000 viewers with that set up, and EJami was front and center. Then suddenly the stories got flipped, and Rafe was thrown into EJami’s story and ratings soon took a dive. Overall, the writers don’t know how to keep the viewers they gain. They do a bunch of stunts to wheel fans in, but they don’t build on story.

    Also, 3 month filming ahead is going to effect them a lot. If stories aren’t working you can’t see any change for 3 months. I know it saves them money, but to what end.

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    Elayne replied

    They pull Sami and EJ out when they need folks to tune in, they need their ratings up during sweeps and then side line them & fans tune back out.

    If they do the bait and switch eventually, fans will keep biting.

    Tricia replied

    Hello! Rafe or our lives has cost this show big time! His character should be shot!

    cjb replied

    Agreed…rafe’s random reappearance post getting dumped by Carrie was beyond pathetic and really killed the awesome momentum EJami had built up to…..SO so glad they are finally getting them back on track!

    Red replied

    We got rafed and that’s when it went downhill

  20. JamesFan says:

    Why can’t she go away? Sami has been nothing but a cancer to this show for the past 18 years.

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    Dmitri replied

    You said it! So tired of that fickle whore! I love Ali, but all of Sami’s storylines revolve around men.

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  21. SAFEfan4ever says:

    I’m happy that Ali is staying another year, but I won’t be a part of a show that promotes a relationship between a rapist/abuser and his victim. It’s so wrong in so many levels. We’ve reminded TPTB time and time again that this SL sends a wrong message to the young generations and to the victims of rape and abuse. Yet, they play deaf ears to our pleas. I hope they realize that before it’s too late.

    I watch the show to be entertained during my downtime, not curse at what’s happening on my TV screen. I enjoy watching Sami and Rafe, the epitome of romance. Their love is based on honesty and family values. SAFE got me hooked back to the show in 2008 after taking a leave for 10 yrs. I don’t want to see any scheming and manipulating that EJ is renowned for! Ej makes me sick, the most devious character in soapdom!

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    Mary SF replied

    Oh please– EJ and Sami are cut from the same cloth, both are liars, schemers and manipulators. They have this twisted S&M thing going on between them, where the line between love and hate is wiped out and passion and violence merge. Is it perverted? Yes. Is it demented? Yes. Is it entertaining- yes because it is a tv show, not real life. In real life the both of them would be an asylum for the criminally insane, but in a soap opera it works. I don’t think EJ even comes close to being a devious as his father Stephano, who is the still is and will be the greatest soap villian of all time.

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    Karen replied

    Exactly! The Sami that is with Rafe is Carrie 2.0. No wonder Rafe fell in love with Carrie as soon as she hit the screen. Whatever happens between EJ and Sami they always find their way back to each other. The writers need to bring Carrie back for Rafe and give him the woman he really wants.

    Cathleen replied

    EJami is demented but they are NOT entertaining. Not for one second. Maybe to you but not to many. I’ve read that the ratings went up after the Olympics but why would anyone give EJami the credit for that? We didn’t get to watch anything but that for 2 wks, every show had a spike in ratings after that. Makes me laugh that you all are so proud of it when all it was was Will saving Sami afterall. LOL

    Elayne replied

    There is a segment of the audience who want fare that’s more adult oriented. Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, Dexter, etc. Why shouldn’t DAYS appeal to a broader audience and give couples everyone can love. Sugary sweet couples and hot and spicy couples? Something for everyone. If anyone can’t handle hot and spicy or don’t like sugary sweet, that’s what the remotes for.

    april replied

    I am a rape surviver(not victim)i love sami/ej together.its fiction not real!and how come i never hear how evil sami is for raping austen or how evil jack is for raping kayla or how evil bill was for raping laura?the other characters were all forgiven and its not talked about so why doesn’t ej get the same forgiveness.it seems to me that there are rapists running all over salem and thats acceptable if you’re isn’t dimera!and i don’t think most people want to watch soaps for family values.if i wanted that i’d watch the waltons!

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    Red replied

    I love ur post. I praise u for ur strength.

    Elayne replied

    I was in your shoes, too, and I love Sami and EJ. To your list can I add Victor raping Nicole and Tony raping Liz.

    As a woman if I am upset about a rapist and his victim I should be just as offended by romanticizing any rapist.

    Sophie replied

    A relationship between a rapist and his victim wasn’t a problem when Sami and Austin were together.

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    Dmitri replied

    It was, and nobody was rooting for Sami to be with Austin, they were rooting for her and Lucas.

    Marlee replied

    I feel if your concerns were legitimate and heartfelt, the show would be more inclined to listen. I’ve known for years if the “Anybody but EJami” fan bases kept crying the rape, it would lose its impact. The word and argument were overused by those who could care less about real victims, that’s where the argument went off the rails. Now, nobody is listening. I used to think about it when I saw posts like this. Now I no linger give a rats azz. I’ve even become a huge EJami fan.

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree. EJ and Nicole have the gray romance everyone wants. Sami makes EJ a weakling and a wimp who begs for a woman who doesn’t love him to be with him. Those two did so many twisted things to each other. There’s a reason Sami abandons him everytime for Rafe and Lucas. Because she actually loves them!

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  22. Patti says:

    I am very happy that Ali has agreed to stay on as Sami on Days. I am, however,
    disheartened that once again we are having Ej and Sami thrown in our faces as
    a couple. Considering the horrible acts Ej has engineered on Sami I find it insulting
    that they would consider this relationship. Ej raped Sami, had her raped by a imposter,
    and kidnapped her little girl and set it up as if the child was dead. This is not romantic
    it is despicable. I hope Ken Corday reconsiders this storyline. Sami needs to be
    with Rafe who is a decent man who has always treated her with respect.

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    Karen replied

    Yes, he treated her with such with respect when he lusted after her sister, the one person every guy she’s cared about chose over her except EJ. He also showed such respect when he lied to her face over and over and over about being Nicole’s baby daddy when he knew it hurt her, and on top of that was will to bed her and never tell the truth. At least with EJ she knows what she’s getting, Rafe is a hypocrite who pretends to be all knowing and right.

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    TinyTim replied

    Oh please, that arguement is redundant and dull. Safe’s marriage was suffering because of EJ’s obsession. NastyGriefSex turned Sami blind to the fact she was pulling away from Rafe and being quite a biotch too. Carrie was there helping Rafe and a kiss happened. Big deal!

    So what if Nicole asked a friend (EJ has never been a friend to anyone) to help her do something Sami had asked of Rafe as well The fact that Sami is such a hypocrite to get upset and not understand why Rafe did that (again to keep another child from EJ) is ridiculous and mean spirited, another words she’s selfish as selfish can be.

    So your argument is moot.

    cjb replied

    FOR REAL!! The second rafe learned Carrie’s name “safe” was D.O.A. With Sami Brady….there is no coming back from falling for her SISTER!! OMG! Even in real life that would be a deal breaker!

    I LOVE that EJ has only ever had eyes for Samantha….he never once leaned Carrie’s way, and he would not have bothered with Nicole or her ridiculous sister had Sami not rejected him.

    Karen replied

    Rafe is the one who offered up his sorry butt as father to Nicole’s baby. Nicole did ask him to do that. And I’m sorry, but just because Sami was distant in her marriage doesn’t make it ok for Rafe to push his tongue down her sisters throat. Also, Rafe and Carrie were attracted to each other long before Sami slept with EJ so your point is moot. As Sami said, Rafe is a hypocrite. He’s always right, while everyone is wrong….Please! He and his boring sister should leave Salem ASAP.

    Karen replied

    Correcting my last post by saying that Nicole Did Not ask Rafe to play daddy. Also Rafe and Nicole were never friends when he offered up the lie, so that’s BS about him helping his friend. He did it to get back at EJ and to hurt Sami period.

    Dmitri replied

    Thank you TinyTim! I do love Carrie with Rafe, but I’d much rather have Sami end up with Rafe than have her end up with EJ!

  23. Sherry says:

    I love Ali and her character, Sami. However, I will not be watching her if Sami is to be linked romantically with EJ!! Sami LOVES Rafe and will NEVER love EJ the same way. I will not watch a victim be “romantic” with her abuser!!! If I can’t have ROMANTIC SAFE together..well, good luck with the show!! I have signed off as of Oct. 31st unless I see something worth watching which will not be Sami and EJ!!! I love SAFE and will not settle for Ejami!! I know a lot of us feel this way…Give Ejami their time but I will not be watching!! I guess bullies win once again!! Really sad that NBC and Sony have bowed to this bullying and reward it!! I may come back if SAFE is made to be the great team they are for longer than a few months!! Adios, DAYS!!!

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    Mary SF replied

    A couple weeks back on this website there were over 100 posts supporting EJ and Sami being together. I guess these are the people you refer to as bullies. I seriously doubt the writers are influenced by public opinion, if they were the show would be a mess. Wait a minute– maybe that explains it, instead of writing for ratings they should just write a good storyline for a change, for that is what is killing this show, not because Sami isn’t with Rafe.

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    Tiffany replied

    Reading these comments I see a lot of anti EJ and Sami spammers who have nothing better to do than spew crap all over the comment section. It’s so obvious the agenda going on.

    Elayne replied

    Yes, Sami and Rafe had several years being catered to with the writing and suddenly the “bullies” have “won”. If only this were true EJami would have happened years ago.

    Elayne replied

    NBC/SONY doesn’t respond to “bullying”. They respond to the ratings & what will bring eyes to the commercials.

    Obviously, Safe isn’t bringing enough eyes, but during the CH and GriefSex, eyes were brought to NBC and that isn’t bullying, that’s the bottomline all businesses pay attention to.

    Mary SF replied

    I think people have misunderstood what I was trying to say or else they are responding to the wrong comment. My point was a good storyline is at the heart and soul of any soap opera. When writers are driven by who likes who and they keep changing course based soley on ratings — the storyline suffers. I still maintain a good well written storyline will bring in viewers regardless of who is with who. If Days tanks it won’t because Sami was with EJ or with Rafe. It tanked because the storylines and characters were all over the place and boring.

    As for Sami- people forget she is not a heroine. She is the bad girl who kidnapped her baby sister, tricked Austin into believing she slept with him, decieved him about Will being his father, shot a man in the head, etc etc etc and on soaps bad girls never get their man. Carrie was a heroine she got the guy. Jennifier was a heroine she got her guy. Hope is a heroine she got her guy. Sami is lumped in with the Nicole Walkers and the Kate Roberts of the soap world and those women will have relationships, but in the end they never get to live happily ever after no matter who they are with.

    Sonya replied

    I don’t see how I’m a bully since I very rarely post anywhere but whatever. I guess if I’m not a fan of Sami and Rafe that automatically makes me a bully. I hope the writers will bring back Carrie for Rafe, they were a much better match and CC and GG have a ton of chemistry. I will never forget the way Rafe couldn’t keep his eyes off of her when she was rubbing ice all over herself, they were so sexy and romantic. Cafe Forever and Always.

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    Elayne replied

    I thought the best thing about Carrie and Rafe was that Carrie was still allowed to be Carrie. She didn’t have to pretend to be someone she wasn’t, she was perfect for him just like she was.

    Dmitri replied

    Yes Cafe forever! Safe is good too, but I think Sami is destined to end up with Lucas.

    L replied

    Oh and you aren’t a bully I suppose? ! Hahaha…Thanks for the laugh, ma chérie ;-)

    True, EJami fans can be vocal, but in general they’ve always respectful. Anti-EJami fans are just as loud (if not more so) and they’re often quite NASTY-even going personally attacking people who like EJami as “sick”.

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    L replied

    * even going as far as attacking people personally and calling them “sick”.

    Marlee replied

    Bullies. LOLHow did you find out I Have Ken Corday chained up in my basement? He will do as I say, or I’ll take away his iPad.

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  24. Judy T says:

    Very happy for Ali….but cannot support the EJ/Sami storyline. Mr. Scott may refer to their everending story as a “fairy tale,” but I totally disagree. When you love someone, you don’t put a psychotic felon in her bed to have sex with her, thinking it’s her husband….that’s called rape. I don’t see much love there, not to mention all his manipulations just so she can be seduced by him. If this is what Ken Corday is investing his “lock, stock and barrell” in, I’m afraid he blew it! I’ve watched Days since day one…. sure, we had storylines of rape and other soapy situations…but this s/l, at this time and place for women does not apply. Sami is supposed to be capable of running a company and yet is so stupid and be so gullible to all of EJ’s little tricks and charms… please! Days insults every woman capable of thinking! If EJ has to work so hard to get Sami to love him, you’d think he’d realize it just ain’t there! Days going with Ejami is a huge mistake……. sometimes sex is just sex, and a bad situation is just that. With so many avenues to take EJ, maybe with another female love interest… and Sami, with her mischievous schemes, and so totally in love with Rafe…let it play out. I’m so disappointed with the two week Rafe & Sami romance build up, only to be dashed into nothing. Days never really tells a story any more, all it does it tease us for fan interest…. unfortunately for Days, there aren’t too many Samis out there….

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    Wallflower replied

    I suppose it was different when Sami raped Austin, then, eh?

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    Judy T replied

    Sami was young then…not a mother of four. She has had years of experiences and maturing. Can we all say that we would repeat our past mistakes knowing the pain they caused. A soap isn’t like real life, but it should be realistic to a point… Sami’s bouncing from man to man as a mother of four has turned her into a morally low character…this past year she has been written OOC and it’s disappointing to see. She admits to Rafe just last week how she now realizes all EJ has done and what a fool she was to believe him….but soon we’ll see her written as falling under his spell again! This is just repetitive and truly bad writing with absolutely no imagination. I’m will be so saddened if this truly happens….there could be so much written in a positive light for Sami, but as long as they continue to attach her to EJ, she will continue to lose the admiration of the many who have always stood by her.

    Karen replied

    She won’t lose me as a fan if they go with EJami, and I’m sure there’s many who feel the same way I do. EJ apologized for what happened that night and even Sami herself said it wasn’t like that. She was hurt because of the way he treated her after. Sami has moved on and so have majority of the viewers IMO. Agenda driven posters mean nothing, and it’s obvious that’s all it is with people screaming Rape whenever EJami are close to getting together again.

    Sami has been written OOC with Rafe. She becomes Carrie 2.0 and lose her fire. Ali herself have said she prefers a grey Sami instead of the goody goody she tries to be with Rafe. Majority of Sami fans have been her fans from the start when she was the bad and bitchy girl. We weren’t rooting for that Carrie wanna be we saw these last couple of years.

    Dmitri replied

    Karen, then I think Sami should be put with Lucad. They are the gray couple of the soap. I hate to see EJ become the boring goody two shoes he is now because Sami insists he avoid the DiMeras and “change”. You EJamis claim you want the gray couple, but you just get a sappy boring relationship. You cannot have your cake and eat it too.

  25. JO says:

    So glad that Ali is staying, but not happy at all about any potential EJ and Sami pairing. It’s makes no sense at all and is insulting to a majority of fans.

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    L replied

    How do you know it’s a “majority of fans”? Do you know the entire GA? And who they like/don’t like?

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  26. Rotkopf64 says:

    Happy for Ali but I’m so disappointed in the possible pairing of Sami n EJ. I will not be watching if they pair EJ and Sami together! SAFE is all I care to watch! I guess I will have to start watching GH TOO!

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree. I am so sick of EJami being the forefront od Days.

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  27. one4damoneytwo4daslut says:

    EJ? I’m done!

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    SafenSound replied

    Luv the sign-in name, lol!

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    Dmitri replied

    Spot on!

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  28. TheDonald says:

    EJAMI YOUR FIRED!

    So i’m going back to my penthouse and tune back to GH which was my favorite soap back in the day. DOOL has broken promise after promise. First we were told there would be more vets, 1/2 of them are gone. Then we were told we’d be getting more romance and adventure. Where is the romance and where is the adventure??

    Peter Reckell is a smart cookie for getting off this sinking ship. Now i hear more bad news that EJami are to get a new start, ha, what a joke. Bye Bye Losers.

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    SafenSound replied

    I can appreciate that they left him an open door to return. :)

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    Dmitri replied

    Hopefully Bo comes back. So sick of EJami always being on the show. They’re a bad couple and waste of airtime.

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  29. RJ4 says:

    Glad to hear that Alison is continuing. Sami may make you crazy and you want to shake her at times because she does things that you just can’t believe, but she keeps the show hopping, lively, and entertaining.

    I suppose this is not going to be popular in this venue, but I would not mind seeing an Ej/Sami romance for real. I know they have a terrible past ( I was not watching when the worst happened many years ago, so maybe I do not know or feel the impact as much eventhough I can understand how people feel), but Ej and Sami (JS and AS) can also be very good together and have quite a chemistry and dynamic. They can be funny together, fiery, sexy, passionate, angry, etc. so it makes for dramatic, emotional viewing. With that said, whether they should be together ‘forever’ or for a very long term, not sure, but I would not mind that they finally have a ‘real’ relationship for awhile, and we see how it goes, ratings, etc., – if it works, they should continue, if not, they can separate. I do not dislike Rafe and Sami, but I am getting tired of the Ej/Sami/Rafe triangle.

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    Brithney replied

    Your opinion isn’t unpopular at all. Many fans Love EJami and want the romance. Otherwise they still wouldn’t be an option on Days and still be in each others stories the way they are. The comments sound agenda driven, and I’m pretty sure a person is probably spamming up a storm to drown out the EJami support before theiir fans come to comment. I guess it’s that serious for some.

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    L replied

    Agreed, except for the Rafe and Sami bit ( can’t stand them, sorry).

    EJ and Sami have a lot of potential and I would like a different story written for them, instead of the complete garbage that’s been written for them in the past.

    I don’t know if it’s going to happen though. I don’t trust KC and Tomsell. At all.

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  30. karen says:

    I am so happy Ali resign for another year..Now if the writers can bring bck the badass/feisty/edgy Sami ..Sami/EJ one of the most popular couple on soaps.It’s time for Days to acknowledge them and give them a real chance NOMORE TEASING.Their chemistry is off the charts and they could be the superpower GREY COUPLE

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  31. Prashanthy says:

    Yah , I’m so happy that Ali re-signed!!!!! Ejami all the way :) !!!!!!

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  32. Cherish says:

    “So now legions of fans are waiting for their beloved EJami duo to finally start a full-blown romance …  something that has been teased, and teased, and teased for years!”

    I love this part, it’s so true. I have been waiting forever for Ejami. Glad Ali decided to re-signed cause I am so ready for ejami baby!

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  33. Karen says:

    So happy to hear about Ali, and I’m even more excited to finally see Days give EJami a real shot. I’ve been watching Days with my mom for years, and it’s great to know one of my favorite character will still be around. Ali and James have amazing chemistry, and make EJ and Sami one of the hottest pairings I’ve seen on Soaps.

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  34. Lena says:

    So glad that Alison will be staying on Days. The character of Sami has become one of the most iconic on the show and it wouldn’t be,the same without her. Besides, if there’s no Sami, then there can’t be an Ejami pairing, and the possibility of EJami is what brought me back to the show in 2009, and is what has kept me watching through some pretty dark times for EJ and Sami. I’m excited by the preview that Days is putting “lock, stock, and barrel” behind them. What an exciting, dynamic, passionate couple they can be with good writing!

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  35. Tiffany says:

    Yay for Ali!!

    Bring on EJ and Sami :-) I’m such a big of the pair, and can’t wait. Thanks Michael! As always, keeping us soap lovers in the loop.

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  36. Red says:

    Im so freaking happy that she signed on for another year. Can’t wait for ejami to begin and yes they will be the endgame:)

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  37. Prashanthy says:

    I’m so happy Ali re-signed!!! Can’t wait for Ejami!!!!

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  38. Angela says:

    Thanks for the news Michael! I’m very excited that Ali has a new contract and will be around at least another year. I’m very hopeful that Days has finally seen the light and will finally give EJami a chance.

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  39. Monica says:

    I’m thrilled Ali is staying on Days!!! I’m part of the legions of EJami fans that has been waiting for 6 years to see them finally have a romance! Bring it on!!!

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  40. Brithney says:

    I wasn’t even aware Ali’s contract was up. Thanks for the info Michael, and as one of the legion of EJami fans I’m excited to finally see a real romance for these two. No more Stepford wife Sami please! I hope Kristen being on the scene will bring back the real Sami with fire. It will be fun seeing those two interact, and then Eric is coming on the scene also. Fun times ahead with Days. It looks like all my soaps are bringing the drama.

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  41. Cynthia says:

    As a fan of Ali/Sami, Ejami and Days, I am very excited that Ali is staying and EJami is FINALLY a go! James Scott and Ali have incredible on screen chemistry . It’s about time these two great actors are in a lead romantic story together! Looking forward more than ever to Days!

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  42. Kiren says:

    Thanks so much for doing this article, I’m over the moon EJami is finally FINALLY being given a chance and I will be watching the tv screen avidly for the first time in years instead of muddling through the YouTube clips for EJami scenes

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  43. Paul says:

    Ali delighted your staying with Days can’t wait for our Ejami reunion loved KC what he said about our couple in SOD its time to end Safe they are a ratings failure when ever Ejami got together the Demos have gone grief sex proved this last year and when they were together in August ratings were good they going went down when Rafe came back into Sami’s life. Rafe needs to move like Lucas has done he will never belong with Sami EJ is only man that loves and understands her even Sami said was herself with EJ. Ejami fans outnumber Safes by a mile i think NBC and Sony know that so many have left because of Safe and i think your see them all coming back to watch again. EJ has been destroyed because this Rafe character and the fans sick of it James Scott is much better than GG by a mile in my opinion and that nothing against GG i just think James is the better actor and EJ chemistry with Sami is mind blowing.

    So Ali glad your staying with the show love i know you and James will make this show great again can’t wait for Ejami to happen.

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  44. Paul says:

    To Safe fans you had your couple Days has given you loads of pay off at the the expense of Ejami and EJ. Ejami fans never had Ejami in the way we want them and that is Sami loving him over Rafe and Lucas its our turn now and i still say and i believe our fan base is much bigger than yours by a mile, I don’t want to get into a row with you anyway this is about Ali and her staying with Days i am delighted to see her stay another year.

    Ali whatever story like you and James are involved hope we will see Sami loving EJ in the end he deserves her love he is a good man who gets treated like crap just because he is a Dimera yes he is a villain i get that but he has a heart as well and at times Sami treated him like he not even human like he got no feelings at all i hope that changes soon.

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    Red replied

    I completely agree

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    Cherish replied

    I agree also. The ejami fanbase is huge. There.is.no.comparison

    Gail replied

    There was never a payoff. EJ was always ruining everything. Every time Safe were looking happy the writers tossed in more EJ obsession. Tweaking Sami’s emotions negatively just enough to upset their love story. I HATE EJ

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    Elayne replied

    Which just proves that Rafe’s obsession with EJ was the entire basis of Safe.

    Bad writing? If you have to throw someone under the bus to make a pairing work, well, there’s Safe in a handbasket.

    Dmitri replied

    You’re so right! EJ always ruins everything. He should be with Nicole. In terms of ratings, bring on Lumi. They have an enormous fanbase.

    myendlessloveejami replied

    Totally AGREE..Also..Great Post.

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  45. Paul says:

    That poster who said Ejami has had many chances to bring up the ratings is full of rubbiish.

    When has Ejami been written as the rooting couple?

    Last 6 years we seen Sami lust after Lucas and Rafe while she was with EJ you think Ejami fans want to watch that crap the sux summer of 2010 was all Safe and we had Ejami together while she was thinking of Rafe your couple is the one that tanked the ratings when they had Sami shoot him and Safe reunion ratings were something like 1.7 i think Ken Corday finally realises who was tanking the ratings and it wasn’t Ejami it was Safe because no ones like that Rafe except for a few fans EJ is a much more popular than Rafe will ever be. Rafe is a phony he prends to be a good guy when he nothing but a bent cop who breaks the rules when suits at least EJ doesn’t pretend to be someone he is not that is why the GA love him so much he is a bad biy with a heart as well.

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    Dmitri replied

    You can say that again!

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    Dmitri replied

    I retract my comment.

  46. Kay says:

    I’m glad Ali is sticking around. Sami is one of my favorite characters so this news is great to hear. As for ejami… I’m super excited! I’m ready for the writers to go all in with this couple. No more teasing! I’ve never felt a better match for Sami than EJ, though Brandon did come close. EJ loves every facet of her completely and never tries to change her. It’s intriguing and I would love to see Sami admit she loves him (because we all know she does), let go of her fears and be with him.

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  47. Maggie says:

    I’m so happy that Ali is staying with Days for another year. What an accomplishment for her to reach her 20th anniversary with Days when she’s only in her 30′s. But then, this is a woman who’s quite adept at accomplishing a number of things, from actress to TV show hostess to spokesperson for a variety of causes. This is a woman who sets goals for herself and then achieves them. A quick look at Ali Sweeney’s life makes the rest of us look like giant slackers.

    I’ve loved me some Sami Brady since Ali first brought us this rebel who was willing to go to extremes and who could come up with the most convoluted plots, all to get what she wanted. With her desperate need for love and acceptance, Sami quickly won over my heart. She’s been my favorite character to root for over the years, and I love her in spite of scheming she might do that leaves me shaking my head and muttering ‘Sami, Sami, Sami’.

    I am so looking forward to seeing this new relationship that appears to be developing between Sami and EJ. It’s the right time for it to happen for my girl Sami. After spending years trying to be good enough for her family to accept her, it looks as if Sami’s finally going to come to terms with the fact that what’s right for her and what her family thinks is right for her are two different things, and she’ll finally follow her heart. Besides, I love the fact that Sami and EJ are both going to have the family they’ve always wanted and that Johnny and Sydney are finally going to have their two parents united. It’s a win-win situation for everyone. And, truly, I can’t wait to see what Sami and EJ can accomplish together, rather than being at odds.

    My hat’s off to Ali. She’s incredible. I wish her many more years on the show.

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  48. DD says:

    The question is “how do we feel about the news of Sweeney staying put”? I’m loving it! I’ve loved her work on Days over the years and even though there are times the viewers want to spank Sami for being bad, the fact that the character invokes so much emotion tells that Ms. Sweeney is doing her job and quite well, I might add! I do hope that for 20 years of loyal service to the show, Days does something special for her!

    I’m grateful that even though she has other projects outside of Days, including first and foremost her family, the show is quite important to her enough to stay a bit longer. Can’t wait to see what Sami has in store for everyone, including herself!

    Show us what you got, Ali!

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  49. Lisa Greenway says:

    Great!!Im so happy.Sami is a fave of mine now.Now maybe we can get to the EJAMI story Me and many others have waited 6 LONG years for.Perhaps once their story gets going again,we can get DEMOS(thats what pays the bills)back into second place again,like the end of August.Into it veered off into boredomville.Yea Ali!!!And GOOO Ejami…

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  50. Elayne says:

    I am thrilled that AS has re-signed and that Corday has finally realized that his attempts to ruin EJ and Sami have failed and that many fans simply love them together, and yes, they have had many romantic moments, among the bad.

    I’m tired of being teased and had walked away from DAYS soon after the CH ended and Rafe transported back into Sami’s life. Watching Sami grovel to a man who constantly puts her down and disapproves of her isn’t romantic at all. At least when EJ and Sami fight, it’s as equals. He treats her as an adult, who loves her unconditionally and more importantly respects her, something Rafe has proven he does not.

    Regarding the “rapist and his victim” this isn’t new ground. DAYS broke that taboo with Bill and Laura Horton. General Hospital rode that wave and produced the #1 Supercouple of all time, they were smart enough not to cut their noses off to spite their faces and I don’t know, but I don’t think there was a rash of women falling in love with their rapists after that, then again, some women have a low opinion of other women if they really believe we’re so gullible that we can’t separate a soap opera from our real lives. It’s kind of ironic that many of those same fans have absolutely no issue with a woman being with a rapist, as long as it isn’t ‘his victim’ which doesn’t make an ounce of sense. Why don’t they have a problem with EJ being with anyone, or Sami for that same reason?

    All I know is what I want from a daytime drama, and watching Sami pretending to be someone she isn’t for a man isn’t entertaining AND if women are taking lessons from a soap on how to behave, that would be more harmful, more likely to happen, then anything between Sami and EJ.

    It’s past time for the writers to finally see what so many of us see, the chemistry that puts the 4th of July fireworks to shame.

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    L replied

    Bravo! Very well said Elayne. The whole “rapist with his victim” is just a load of hypocritical, agenda-driven bs (sorry for the language):

    1. They have a problem with EJami because EJ raped Sami-which I can understand. But then they turn around and want this “rapist” with another woman (Nicole)-who he’s abused emotionally and physically. Wha…?!

    2. This soap is just too absurd to take it seriously…Speaking for myself, I find it IMPOSSIBLE to apply real life logic and values to this soap in particular. Often I find myself saying “Man this soap is so dumb.” It also looks incredibly fake, has no soul and is so outdated with it’s black/white storytelling. It’s not how the real world works. Compare it to any british soap and you know that the latter are vastly superior. Furthermore, despite liking EJami (btw I HATED what happened between them on 12/29) I have absolutely no intention of falling in love with my rapist. Lmao…Come on people. I highly doubt that is even remotely possible in the real world.

    Also I feel really sorry for those that think DOOL is sending “messages”….Wha…?!

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    Elayne replied

    DAYS isn’t sending any messages. If it were why aren’t their cries of outrage over the way the SPD is portrayed. The medical staff wouldn’t know a HIPPA violation if it bit them in the backside.
    I understand that there are fans who don’t like EJami. That’s fine. I don’t like Safe or Jarlena, but getting on their high horse and trying to preach from some moral superiority or question MY morals speaks more about them than it does about me.
    I do know the difference between real life and reel life something I’m not sure some do.

  51. Wallflower says:

    Thrilled for Alison, Days, and Salem. Excited to see the Sami/Kristen interaction. Over the moon for the long-awaited EJami romance. They have all the elements of an epic supercouple pairing… Passion, energy, angst, conflict, warring families, you name it. Forget some of the past lame writing choices. This is a pairing for the ages… Lock, stock, and barrel. Bring it on.

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  52. Rose Garden says:

    I am so glad Alison is staying on Days as Sami, looking so forward to more EJ and Sami. Ejami all the way.

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  53. C says:

    I’m glad to hear Sami will continue to be in Salem, and I hope Days is finally going to invest in Ejami, which is Sami’s most entertaining pairing.

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  54. VLS says:

    I am thrilled that Ali is staying with Days and even more thrilled they are finally going to give EJami a real love story. These two are absolutely perfect together. James Scott and Alison have the most amazing chemistry I’ve ever seen on a soap. There is so much story potential too they would never get old! Both are amazing actors and bring so much to the show. Really hope they allow these two to be the grey supercouple they are meant to be.

    To those claiming they tank the ratings give your head a shake. The ONLY time the demos rise is when EJami are featured. That’s even been commented on by soap media.

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    Elayne replied

    That point wasn’t just brought out by the soap media, it was mentioned by NBC.

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  55. Jen says:

    This is great news that Ali signed with Days for another year. Looking forward to more Sami & EJami. They are such a huge asset to the show & the demos & ratings prove that EJami are what viewers want to see. James Scott & Ali Sweeney do their best work together. Their chemistry is so natural & hot together. They are must see tv. I’ve waited 6 years for the EJami love story to be told & can’t wait for it to happen. Here’s to many more years of seeing Sami & Days on my tv. Love EJami together.

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  56. dsinatra says:

    Thrilled that Ms. Sweeney signed for another year.

    Personally can’t wait for the EJami story to get up and running. I was lured into watching Days by the incredible chemistry of the couple and I can’t wait to see them deliver!

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  57. Ds295 says:

    Love my EJami!!! It’s about time – bring it on :)

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  58. Michelle says:

    Yesssssss! I love EJ & Sami together, I’m so happy they are finally getting a REAL chance to be a family! Go EJami!!! Safe sucks and shoud of NEVER became a couple… They are boring & terrible together! So glad they over and done! Team EJami 4 Ever! <3

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  59. cjb says:

    Yeah! Awesome news that Ali is staying at Days!!

    She is such an asset to the show and her chemistry with James Scott is INSANE!!!

    I love the two of them together and now that it seems they are finally, finally giving EJami a real bonafide love story…at least its heading that way…I cannot wait to see what this new team, James and Ali deliver on screen. They never disappoint, but given a proper Love Story they will set this show a blaze!! Look out folks-here comes another ratings spike!

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  60. Bo says:

    I am glad that she is staying!! More Ejami yuhooooooo!!! I just dont trust Gary tomlin and his boner so I guess NBC and Sony are the peeps to thank for this new ejami direction. Highly doubt it came from those writers or KC. In his comment I could picture some goon hired by Sony or NBC with a rusty knife coaxing KC to spew the words out. lmao I am happy to be alive on the day Kc admitting an ejami relationship. For those who are sad things are not forever on soaps so Sami will still have her coocka on rent.
    If they go for Ejami I want majour fixing on Sami’s wishy-washy ways of doing things. She also sometimes acts like a sanctimounious ass too not only Rafe. Bleh
    Ejami for the win!!!

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  61. Rox says:

    Congrats to Ali and Days! Great news, especially on top of the wonderful news from KC that Days is finally going to do a proper romance for the hottest couple they have had in decades: EJami. Suffering through Sami the doormat and Rafe the sanctimonious hypocrite has been torture and helped tank the ratings big-time. Looking forward to Sami with a spine and spunk again and to enjoying the story of her loving a man who truly loves her – all of her – just as she is. Exciting Days ahead! :-)

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  62. Tricia says:

    Happy to see Ali is staying especially hearing straight from the horses mouth(that being Kenny)in the latest SOD issue that They are finally moving in an Ejami direction! The character of Sami was sacrificed the last two months in paring her with Rafe! It was disgusting to see this liberated Sami turn back in to a pathetic spineless woman! I watch soaps to escape reality, I want passion and that is what we see with EJ and Sami when together! I am happy to be tuning back in foe sweeps to see the couple that brought me back to Days in 2007 after an almost 20 year hiatus. It has been too long a wait for Ejami! Bring em on Days!

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  63. Polly says:

    I am happy for Ali since she seems to truly enjoy playing Sami.

    I really think that Sami and EJ have to be given a chance as a couple so that people can really judge whether or not they like them. EJami have never been a stable couple so how can we tell what kind of couple they really are? People want romantic and loving. Of course, a couple who is together or married for awhile will be able to depict that. I would argue that EJ can be the most loving and romantic if he wants to be. He truly loves Sami for who she is. Can we say that of any other man in her life? The chemistry between Sami and EJ is off the charts. It deserves a real chance. If it doesn’t work out then so be it. However, my bet is that more people will enjoy the pairing than not. Why not be open to it and perhaps be pleasantly surprised?

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  64. Beaunice says:

    Yay, Ali! EJAmi for the win!!

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  65. apriljgutierrez says:

    To Whom It Nat Concern! I am very happy that Ali is staying on the show!
    I have enjoyed watching her for twenty years! My Friends (Forget Ejami) for a second! If you are truly A Samantha Brady fan why would you want her to be with people who don’t love her for who she is the Bad & The Good! Her character has always been meant to be a Bad Girl! Why if you love her as you say would she have to be a Carrie Clone For Anyone! All the men Austin,Rafe,& Lucas have all been in love with Carrie;they all want Sami to be who she id not!I am not saying that they are not good ;but Not FOR HER!This is Soap Opera Peoples move on from the rape;she forgave him years ago! In all actuality she drugged and raped Austin;that is why she understood his motivations & obsession at the time!They have done horrible things I agree! I am sorry Hope tried to set Bo on Fire last year;they have had affairs & still had their chance!This is what people do on Days ;even the goody goods they kidnap, lie, have affairs, baby switchm, poison each other, brainwash ,etc. Soooooo get over the rape ! We all have our fanbases & Lumi & Safe had their time & now it is ours! Honey go ahead & say you won’t watch the show;than you really don’t love the show! We Ejamis have stayed LOYAL FOR OVER SIX TEARS & KEPT WATCHING! SOOOOOOO NOW IT IS YOUR TURN!
    Let talk about why EJamis great! Hello the Chemistry is Unbelievable! If you can’t see that Baby you are……… blind! They have heat, passion, love ,lust, hate! It is called EXCITEMENT!!!!! Did you ever watch GWTW Hello Rhet & Scarltet ring a bell!? Do me a favor take a half hour & back track ;you just might fall in love with them! Look at the way he looks at her & really loves only her! He loves her from the bottom of his soul! They reach out & touch you in a way words can’t describe.Once upon a time it happened to me! When it does you will know why we have waited six years! Trust me it is worth it!

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    april replied

    love your post!

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  66. AliciaE says:

    I am one happy Days fan. Sami has been my favorite character ever since she stared in defiance at Marlena and demanded emancipation. I often feel like I am watching A Tale of Two Samis when she’s torn in two directions, but I will always root for her no matter what. I’m over the moon to hear that EJ and Sami will be working together. Ejami all the way!

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  67. PABWECG says:

    So glad AS is sticking around for more Days! Love to see her share more screen time with James Scott. The two have great chemistry. Rafe is a “good guy” but Galen has much better chemistry with Ari than with Ali.

    I will be SO glad when Days FINALLY gives Ejami a shot! Mr. Fairman, you are right…Ejami has been teased, and teased, and TEASED for years, but the show has really gone there!

    They have such a wonderful, twisted, complicated history…with love underlying it. And they are fiery and dynamic. Love them in ANY scene together. Hope the writers really give Danni a shot. If they do, James and Ali are sure to knock it out of the park!

    And a big YAY for Ali’s renewed contract!

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  68. Bobbi says:

    So happy that after all these years EJami is going to get a chance that has been denied them forever.

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  69. Chelsea says:

    I can’t wait for the Ejami story to FINALLY be told! i’ve watched Days all my life amd I have never loved a couple as much as I love Ejami. Alison and James have incredible chemistry and the characters of Sami amd EJ just fit. They aren’t perfect, but together they challenge eachother and it makes for great TV!
    I’m glad Ali renewed her contract but I’ll be honest, I wasn’t worried. Ali loves working at Days :)

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  70. Nicole says:

    Ali, I’m so happy you have signed onto DAYS for another year! I will admit it was even greater news to hear that we will be getting EJami! At first I almost didn’t believe it but coming from Ken Corday’s mouth, it must be true! I have never witnessed a Soap Couple with the fiery dynamic that you and James Scott have together EVER! The fire, the chemistry, the all out passion, the tenderness, the intensity, the bond, the truth. Most of all you both couldn’t be more right for each other! It’s like DAYS had there “Come to Jesus Moment” and we EJami fans couldn’t be happier! I am really looking forward to what’s ahead for EJami. I’m happy that you are committed to DAYS and your character Samantha Gene Brady. JMO, no one could replace you!

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  71. Jess says:

    I love Alison Sweeney! I have been watching her on Days since she first started and I was a little kid. I’m glad she is sticking around. I don’t know why everyone is arguing about EJ and Rafe on here. That’s such a no-brainer. Sami and EJ are awesome together!

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  72. Mellie says:

    TFP Michael

    I love AS and I cannot wait for EJ and Sami to FINALLY connect in a real way and be the couple they were destined to be since 2006. DOOL has a gold mine with EJAMI and it is about time they took advantage of it other than during the sweeps when they need a bump. EJ and Sami are two peas in a pod, they connect in a way and love each other so completely that inspite of the hurt of their past they always find their way back to each other. It goes without saying that this coupled with the out of the world chemistry between JS and AS makes their scenes thud worthy.

    I cannot wait for this story to unfold on our screens.

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  73. soledad says:

    I am super excited that AS is staying. she is my favorite and has been for day one. I am also beyond thrilled and literally jumping of joy over the news that ejami will be finally given a real chance to be written as romantic couple. It is about time. We the fans have been waiting for this for such a long time. But if written right, I have no doubt ejami will be worth the way. I am going to enjoy the ejami roller coaster ride because I know Jamison will bring their A game as always. Those two sizzle my screen.

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  74. prettygirl1226 says:

    Boy I thought this was supposed to be a post about Ali and commending her.

    Since you all went there…..
    I am a die hard EJami fan from the very first day! You all have had Safe for 3 years. HMMMM How long have we gotten EJami? Thats right back in 2008 we had a brief 2 month story.

    Everyone is entitled to voice there opinion whether you are an Ejami fan or a Safe fan. Berating someone for there opinion is not right!

    Congrats Ali and the signing! Have loved watching your character since came on screen! Good Luck!

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  75. juby1951 says:

    So glad Alie is staying. Alie is an excellent actress and a wonderful person.
    So glad they’re giving EJami a chance. Every other fan base has had their turn. I think we’re over due our pay off.
    From the looks of this board, it looks like a certain message board is on a bashing campaign to try and change the outcome. I’m sure EJami is not a spur of the moment decision for Days, the decision was probably made when James entered the show.

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  76. Leslie says:

    I’m overjoyed that Ali is returning to Days for another year. It’s icing on the cake is knowing that Sami and EJ will finally be getting their much deserved chance at a loving relationship.

    Thanks Michael!!!

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  77. Cath says:

    So happy Ali has signed on for another year! Whether you love or hate Sami, you can’t deny that she’s a legacy character & has her place on the show. I think her 20 years on the show should be celebrated, as it should be the case for all soap veterans who reach milestones. I’m also thrilled that the show will finally genuinely explore an EJami romance.

    Unlike what the haters are saying, these two, when written for, are proven to raise ratings. If you look at the history of the numbers, when EJ was revealed to be the Sydnapper in February 2010, that’s when Days started bleeding out viewers. The bleeding out of viewers continued in September of that same year when they had Sami shoot EJ. Days had a first significant turn around in the ratings during Thanksgiving 2011 when Sami & EJ hashed out their issues in grief & ended up sleeping together. The ratings bump didn’t sustain itself though because instead of capitalizing on the storyline & keeping it moving, they made both characters head off in different orbits until February sweeps. It took the show awhile to build the excitement back up ratings wise & it didn’t happen until July when things (coincidentally? I think not.) started heating up between EJami just as EJ was wrongfully accused of Stefano’s ‘murder’. The ratings momentum sustained itself through the Olympic break & immediately after. But as soon as Rafe got inserted into the EJami storyline again & the show proceeded to undo everything that happened in the last year under MarDar, Days lost the ratings gain it had made over the summer. I think the correlation is pretty clear, ratings wise. Even Sara Bibel, who worked in the industry & was an associate head writer for Y&R at one point, recognizes that fact in a recent article she wrote. Soaps would kill for a pairing that has the power to affect ratings & demos. GH had Luke & Laura and Sonny & Brenda that could do that. Days could have EJami if they start truly writing for them before viewers get fed up & tune out forever.

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  78. JamesRox says:

    Congratulations to Alison Sweeney.
    Sami Brady is a wonderfully complex fictional character who brings dynamism and energy to Salem. Alison Sweeney has spent 20 years of her life developing Sami for our entertainment, appreciation, and enjoyment. That’s no easy task considering that Alison has had to adjust her onscreen fictional persona many times in order to accommodate the vagaries of DAY’s endless parade of writers, producers, and network executives who presumably have major input into how Sami is depicted onscreen.
    May Sami continue to grace the fictional streets of Salem and our TV screens for many more years to come.

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  79. Beija Flor says:

    Congrats to Ali! So glad she is staying. Now bring on EJami. It’s been waayyy too long.

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  80. FatherJohn says:

    If anyone really loves Sami Brady then her rapist should never been allowed to pregnate her a second time. The writers must not like Sami either because this is not entertainment for day time television. If Rafe Hernandez had been given half a chance to romance Ms Brady that could have been so much better. I have lots of friends who hate Elvis although i find him very cute but hate his character. He needs to be with Chloe when she returns to Salem. The actress that plays Chloe is very sexy and would look much better with the tall brit.
    just my two cents

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    Karen replied

    Interesting, I have a lot of friends who like EJ. Look at that! Also, Rafe had 3 years to “Romance” Sami, but obviously TPTB didn’t buy into them enough or EJami wouldn’t be on screen and look to be headed back to each other. And the “Rape” arguement is as played out as Safe is. Screaming about it over and over isn’t going to stop the fans from rooting for EJami or TPTB from putting them together. Obviously since they’ve had sex twice since then, TPTB could care less about your rant. If your so offended, turn the show off and find something less offensive. Ali and Sami will still have enough fans to support her after your gone. Maybe put that hour your not watching Days to help Real Life Victims of rape who are really effected and need help. And please don’t reply back with protesting Rape in the media/Days is you helping, because we know that wouldn’t be true.

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  81. Angi says:

    I am thrilled that Ali has resigned. She has been my favorite for a very long time. I am also excited to see an Ejami romance finally play out!

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  82. myendlessloveejami says:

    Firstly, I am so happy that Alison decided to renew for another year, with outside projects and a young family she didn’t need to..So all I can add is I want my feisty screwed up Bad girl with a Good heart BACK loving a screwed up Guy with a Good Heart and that IS EJ..

    So for the haters what is your bitching for..We have endured 6 years of never ever having EJAMI written as a REAL COUPLE..and OVER AND OVER AND OVER again we witness this AMAZING CHEMISTRY between TWO AMAZING actors who bring to LIFE the MOST AMAZING NONCOUPLE I have ever seen ON DAYTIME or PRIME..

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    Red replied

    I can’t agree with u more! 6 years is a very long time! 4 more years and it would have been a decade. I’m just so happy that it’s their turn.

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  83. Marlee says:

    I love Ali, Sami and EJami. I’ve been waiting years for some real EJami time, so I’m super excited!

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  84. Diane says:

    I’m so looking forward to EJAMI!!! I’m so glad Ali re-signed! Oh, will they, will they actually go full stream with Ejami as a ROOTABLE couple? It feels like I’m dreaming. Please, please let it be real this time!! I promise Days, you won’t regret it. Ejami fans have been led on for so long!! Give Ejami a chance to shine PTB!!

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  85. Camilla says:

    It’s about time that Days writers write for EJami, it’s ridiculous that it took freaking six years before Days realized that with a chemistry that Ali and James possesses together, it’s speak for itself that their characters get the story, trying with other couples is just insane when Days has EJami! Lets hope they get a well-written story!

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  86. Sara1 says:

    So happy that Alison is staying! I watch Days for EJAMI and can’t wait to see more of them together! I hope EJAMI finally get a well written romance! We were on the right track this year but had to tortured with SAFE-none of which made any sense at all. BUT, I am excited to see more EJAMI and hope their romance lasts awhile! James and Ali have the best chemistry!!!!

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  87. Krista says:

    I’m quite happy that Ali has re-signed with Days, especially as one of those legions of Ejami fans who’s been waiting over six years for their story to be given a real chance and supportive writing. :)

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  88. Tricia says:

    With the exception of your safe fan forum NO safe fan has posted in over a year!

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    Tricia replied

    I meant fan fiction not fan forum

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  89. Kelly says:

    I am so happy that Sami will continue on DOOL. I absolutely love her with EJ Dimera! I left Dool many years ago because I was tired of her relationship with Lucas, but only came back after seeing her with EJ. I became a fan of EJAMI around 6 years ago! I love their chemistry and the dynamic these two bring! Bring on more EJAMI and no one will have to worry about this show being cancelled!!! There are so many fans who have gotten tired of SAFE so they have left in HUGE numberS! I was one of them! I am so excited that EJAMI will finally have the chance to be together and I know that they will be the next Supercouple!!! Ali is a wonderful actress and she brings her A game when working with JS!

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  90. Katie says:

    YAY! great news. Glad she resigned. now on to Ejami :D

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  91. jewals6 says:

    Congratulations to Alison Sweeney who brings so many different elements to the character of Sami. Three cheers to EJAMI finally being written for absolutely thrilled. Alison and James are going to be sensational in their scenes. Well done DAYS.

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  92. Grey says:

    Congratulations to Days for getting Ali to re-up her contract for another year. I am very excited to hear that Sami and EJ may finally be given a chance to have a real relationship. Been a long time coming, in my opinion. Another viewer that wont be fast forwarding thru the “Safe” scenes anymore. Bring on the unparalleled chemistry of EJami!!

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  93. Darlene says:

    Glad to see that Ali decided to resign with Days again…I have loved Sami’s relationship with Rafe and look forward to watching more of them together.

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    Dmitri replied

    Right on! Safe are the perfect couple and we all know Days needs a supercouple badly now.

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  94. Mel says:

    Yay I’m glad that AS has resign for another year and I am more excited to finally have ejami be a real couple and have a chance I have been waiting for this to happen ever since Sami knocked on ej’s door and their was this spark and chemistry I just can’t wait go Ejami go happy happy viewer

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  95. Jessie says:

    YAY great news that Ali Sweeney will be staying with Days of Our Lives but I had no doubt, not even in a million years would I think Ali would ever leave Days. Ali basically grew up on DOOL and is a core character, plus she’s a director from time to time so I don’t think Ali will ever leave Days. Sami Brady is the reason why I started to watch DOOL in the first place. I saw her first episode and from day one I knew I liked the character of Sami Brady. I was just 8 years old when I started to watch DOOl with my older sister who was in her last year in high school (17 years old before going off to college).
    I can’t imagine Days without Alison Sweeney / Sami Brady. Of course I’m a LUMI fan but when Lucas / BD left Salem / Days; I started to be a SAFE fan because I love how amazing Sami and Rafe were and I love that Rafe put Sami first and was her hero. I love that Sami finally had someone in her corner who loved and protected her. SAFE became my number one couple on Days.
    As for Sami and EJ, I don’t know where to begin / end, LOL. I use to like EJ (the key word is USE TO LIKE HIM) when he first came to Salem but then the RAPE happened and a whole lot more than destroyed any romantic pairing for EJAMI. I will NEVER jump on the EJAMI ship because if I start to list all the reasons and the why’s, I’ll be writing a short novel, LOL. So here goes some reasons I can’t / wouldn’t ship EJAMI ever;
    1. He RAPED Sami (12/29/2006)
    2. He tortured Sami the entire time she was pregnant with her twins (Johnny / Ali). He knew he had RAPED her so why torment her about leaving Lucas and being with him??
    3. He kidnapped her for his sick family when Stefano had everyone thinking he was dying, while Sami was pregnant with the twins
    4. He tricked her into staying married with him so he can stay in the country
    5. When Sami left for the SAFEhouse, he didn’t even attempt to try and find the love of his life as he was claiming he loved her so much. But he left her to fend for herself in the SAFEhouse. And don’t forget his father (Stefano) had a hit man out to kill Sami
    6. I know Sami didn’t tell him about Grace / Sydney but she did try to tell him. As a matter of fact she was going to tell him she was pregnant when nicole told him she was preggos too. Then when Tony died Sami tried to tell EJ again but Stefano interrupted the moment and she ran out before telling him. She even tried to tell him when he was getting married.
    7. Forget about all the other crap he pulled with Sami, the one that did it for me was EJ KIDNAPPING SAMI’S DAUGHTER SYDNEY AND MAKING SAMI THINK HER DAUGHTER WAS DEAD.
    8. The icing on the cake was when Sami found out what he did, he was going to take her kids again and leave the country. He was actually going to take Sami’s kids from her again and leave her (a mother) to grieve for the lost of her two kids. So after Sami got the call from Kate she was going to the mansion just to talk to EJ and then she saw the gun in his hand. She shot him because she snapped and didn’t know any other way to get away from EJ and what he would do to her and her kids.
    9. I say if DOOL really put Sami to be in a romantic relationship with EJ, then they are saying they (A) approve of a RAPE ROMANCE (B) have no respect for their viewers (mind you their viewers are mostly women)
    How can anyone support this? How can anyone think about putting Sami and EJ as a couple? I don’t want to see Sami and EJ in the same bed much less to see him kissing all over Sami, ugh such disgust to female viewers.
    See I told you I can write a short novel on the relationship that is Sami and EJ, LOL. And this was just the bullet points ;) I love Sami Brady and Days of Our Lives and of course I’ll always support Alison Sweeney. But it doesn’t mean I have to support the EJAMI train wreck that is ahead. I hope Ken Corday see the light and how much he is upsetting fans of DOOL and reunite Sami with Rafe. I will always be a LUMI fan but if I can’t get LUMI, I’ll take SAFE anyday :)

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    Bo replied

    my goodness I cant believe that I actually read all this crap!!! Anyway good luck. I am one of those ejami bullies you call…. A lot,stock and Barrel is all I m saying! Shows how gullible people are. there is a thin line between love and hate. wont expect you to know the psychology behind it. Ej loves SAmi, through hurt and pain they have cost each other..

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    L replied

    “upsetting fans of DOOL “. I will always be a LUMI fan but if I can’t get LUMI, I’ll take SAFE anyday”.

    -Which fans? All or some? Stop projecting. Not everyone shares your likes/dislikes.

    “reunite Sami with Rafe”

    Those two have run their course. There’s no story to tell without EJ/EJami…except having sex 24/7.

    “I will always be a LUMI fan but if I can’t get LUMI, I’ll take SAFE anyday”

    Why wouldn’t you get LUMI? Isn’t Lucas still on the show? LOL. You aren’t exactly helping your cause there, mate.

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    FatherJohn replied

    This is the only truth written so far. Why would anyone in their right mind want a man with her rapist. All parties admitted it was rape, from Sami to EJ to the writers and Sami’s family. Whether they have forgiven each other is beside the point. It’s nasty and not fun to watch them constantly bicker. I see no romance between them.

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    L replied

    FatherJohn:

    “Why would anyone in their right mind want a WOman with her rapist.”

    - Well apparently scores of fans weren’t “in their right mind” as they wanted Luke and Laura together.
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    Karen replied

    I’m sorry, but this is a soap opera. As the poster above said, people wanted Luke and Laura together also. I will always feel bad for real life victims of Rape, but I personally can’t buy that “fans” are offended by the EJami relationship because of the “Rape”. You’re watching a soap with the devil, cheating wives and husbands that fans root for, kidnappings that people root for, murders that people root for, lying, borderline incest that people root for, etc ect. If majority of the women of Days was offended by the EJami relationship then many wouldn’t root for them like they do, and the ratings wouldn’t spike when they have sex, or during the CH this summer. If they were disgusted and couldn’t stand the couple, they would turn off their TV, not tune in and help Days ratings.

    Red replied

    I’m a sane person, I fell in luv with Luke and laura, so I fell in luv with ej and Sami. Love them and want them. Can’t wait!

    myendlessloveejami replied

    Since you seem to leave alot of facts out of this essay..OMG..EJ apologised for that incident..DONE OVER IT or mabe you don’t want to remember that.., ..as for 2009-2010 TPTB tried to push it even further to destroy the MAGIC OF EJAMI..IT FAILED. SAFE are BORING..as for Lucas where once I liked him I no longer DO..and I have watched on and off for 30 years.

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree with you. Sami shouldn’t be paired with EJ.

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  96. Tina says:

    So thrilled that Alison is sticking around for another year. I’m beyond ready for DAYS to finally write a true love story for EJ & Sami. It’s complicated and will effect a lot of characters on the show. Their families will not be happy. No one has better chemistry than Ali and James. I can’t wait to see where this is heading.

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  97. Kate says:

    Count me as one amongst the legions of EJAMI fans! I CAN’T WAIT! Glad to hear Alison is sticking around. So looking forward to seeing Sami and EJ getting a long-overdue story of their own. :)

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  98. Lou Blue says:

    Oh Michael, you do know how to poke the bear, don’t you? LOL

    Whether you hate them or love them, the one thing you can say definitively about EJami is that they get people talking. What I’ve witnessed with all the other pairings on Days is that they have their fans but usually if you’re not a fan, you’re pretty much indifferent to them… unless it’s a truly repellent couple like EJ and Taylor… man, that one was DOA. >.<

    Indifference is rarely an emotion to be applied to people's feelings with EJami. They generate as fierce and passionate love as they do hate and honestly, that is what Days and all shows need right now – passion. Indifference is killing Days, couples that people don't have a stake in getting together or breaking up. They need people to be tuning in to see their couple happen or the couple they hate to go up in flames because hey, it's a soap and we all know one thing when it comes to soaps, things change. ;)

    For me, it's all about who the characters become when they're in a coupling and that is why Safe ultimately didn't work for me. Sami didn't so much 'mature' to be with Rafe as become a completely different person and unfortunately, that person bored me… the number one sin of a soap character… they can never, ever be boring. I felt like Safe didn't need my support because the writing was so atrociously stacked in their favour and they could do no wrong (even when they were doing wrong) that they didn't need me to invest in anyway, because the chips were always going to fall in their favour, whether it was right or not. It was boring and predictable to me.

    Now, I can't really compare that to an EJami relationship because as much as people might like to say as such, EJami have never been in a relationship, not equally. Not once in 6 years. Even on the show they talk about Sami 'going back to EJ' or 'renewing the relationship' and my question is, what do these people think constitutes a relationship exactly? EJami have slept together precisely 3 times in 61/2 years and two of those times have been under less than stellar circumstances. The one and only time they were in bed together, any afterglow was interrupted and from memory, they didn't share a scene together for a month after that. If you haven't even spent one night together, is that a relationship? Not my definition. Yes, they've had a lot of s/l's together, they've been the beast of burden to carry less defined characters around but as Sami and EJ coming together with nothing between them and actually being in a relationship… well, that simply hasn't happened.

    Lumi's have had it, as have Safe's, EJole's and even the never to be mentioned again EJaylors but not EJami's. If the EJami fan base has had to sit through nearly seven years of all these other relationships, ILU's, wedding, endless sex… do these other fan bases really begrudge us a long awaited bite of the apple too? That's how soaps work and it can't or rather shouldn't come as any kind of shock to people that as I mentioned above, things change. And dragging out ANY s/l ANY characters have shared in the past and announce that a particular couple CAN'T happen because of XYZ and berates a show for going there tells me they haven't really understood the basic premise of what a soap is about. The very fact that *anything* can happen is the reason why people keep coming back to soaps.

    If anyone particular s/l or coupling is a deal breaker for you, then that's your right, tune out. My advice to people who are so outraged about a possible EJami pairing and being listened to on the subject is to stop talking about it. If you're serious about having an impact and 'saving' the show then stop creating buzz for the very thing you're trying to suppress. It doesn't matter how many times you say EJami disgusts you etc, on countless forums, the point is the show has you talking about them and that's what they care about. After so many years of EJami's being teased and then not being delivered, the EJami fan base stopped talking and you know what, the show nearly flat lined. It wasn't just the EJami's, a lot of other fan bases were miserable too during 2010/11 and they stopped talking about the show. What that tells me is whatever couples were happening during that time, their fans weren't enough to keep the buzz going for Days.

    Bottom line, the writers don't care about what misdeeds characters have done, they can and do, turn them on a dime. Nicole is all cray cray right now, barely even mourning her child while trying to frame Jennifer and get her hooks into Dr Dan (I'm still not sure why, but oh well)… you don't think everything she's done is going to be brushed under the rug as soon as Father Eric turns up?

    That's how a soap works, if you want to watch, you have to learn how to deal.

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    Red replied

    LouBlue. ICA. It’s about time we get Ejami and it’s coming:)

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    Elayne replied

    I wanna marry this post! If I had read this first it would have saved me a lot of time.

    I keep reading that Rafe matured Sami. No, he didn’t. Mature women don’t shoot unconcious men in the head, get rid of the murder weapon, go back and have sex.

    And they certainly don’t stand by while her family and her 17 year old son risk their reputations and their very freedom covering it up for her because they know she’s guilty.

    One couple doesn’t make or break a soap, it’s all about the writing. Under Higley the show was completely unwatchable. Insta-romances and agenda driven writing never works. Her “everyone WILL LOVE SAFE even if I have to destroy the opposition” didn’t make for a better soap and fans left in droves.

    I wonder if way back in the day, Scotty and Laura fans were just as aghast that Luke came between them. Fortunately, those writers knew to get past the mistakes they made and created a supercouple whom even non-soap fans knew of.

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    L replied

    Wow. Excellent post.

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    Tricia replied

    As usual Awesome post Lou!

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    Mary SF replied

    Lou, Lou, Lou a voice a reason. I did my best to say the same thing you were saying, but no one was hearing it. I’ve been watching soaps before I was ten years old coming home from school to watch “The Edge of Night” with my mother. Another World started in my teens, Young and the Restless during University and Days when I had a career change and few others along the way. I have seen so many stories, so many couples come and go. I know how soaps work and your insights are dead on. I agree Michael did stir up the a hornet’s nest on this one. But this has been fun, it reminds me of the old days when I used to be so emotionally invested in the characters I took it so personally when they didn’t write it the way I wanted it. But age taught me to relax, enjoy the ride because it is over before you know it. There are only four shows left, lets hope they survive because I like to be in the old age home still watching my stories.

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  99. Mel says:

    not surprised shes staying, she’s the top female there. I hope they do EJami, DAYS needs something new with 2 dynamic and chemistry filled actors to save the show.

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  100. apriljgutierrez (@apriljgutierrez) says:

    I am thrilled that she is staying on! I think she is one of the all time greats! I prefer her When SHE IS BAD SAMI! I think Sami has bad & good like we all do!I think Ali & James have the best on screen I have ever seen! I know people may think what do you know? I am not know much but the Soaps I do know! I think it is very rare to find actors that can reach through the screen & touch your heart;as if all of this is real!I am here to tell you my friends that is what they have done for me!I know they have done horrible things to one another! Hello? Soap Opera;) I think they are soul mates & I think that scares the hell out of her! He wants her & only her that is the way it has always been!I would like to correct some people that have on two points #1 EJ never would of went to Nicole if Sami wouldn’t have dumped him time & time again! #He has tried to make up to her for years because of what happened that night Johnny was conceived!All three Rafe,Austin & Lucas have fallen in love with her sister! Hello?! I think that should be reason enough to not be with any of them. They want her to be who she is not! Why should she be a Carrie Clone!I think believe it or not Sami is insecure & has always felt like the odd man out! I think Ej gets that because it is the same for him! Come on People he is so in love with her it is scary! In hos world Sami is the Begining Middle & End for him.I think they are the new Rhet & Scarlet of today! I think Sami Loves him more than she knows! I think she runs back to the others because it is Safe & if it won’t work out;she will survive! I think Ej & Sami have so much dtory potential;I can’t wait. We don’t think they will ever be boring! I don’t know about you?????? I could use some LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON! See YA IN THE SOAPS!

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  101. Dmitri says:

    Guys, don’t worry. They’re putting “Lock, stock and barrel in those two”…until Sami realizes she loves Rafe and goes back to him…then she remembers she still loves Lucas and wants another chance with him…before remembering things are still unresolved between her and EJ…until Rafe is her hero again and she wants him…before trying to make things work with Lucas…

    My point is, Sami will continue to revolve between men for as long as she is on the show, but I do think she’ll settle down…just not with EJ. She knows she will never be in love with EJ; she even told him that sex is just sex with him, whereas she has had a deeper connection with both Rafe and Lucas. I’m not sure which of those two she’ll choose, but eventually she will tell EJ she is done with him for good-and mean it.

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  102. amy says:

    Yes, they should honor one of the best characters to ever be on Days.

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  103. Dmitri says:

    I understand if you guys hate Rafe, but you can’t deny that Lucas is also a perfect guy for Sami. She has actually loved the man, unlike EJ.

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  104. G english says:

    I can’t stand Ej. He is so arrogant.I love Sami with Rafe. He is so sexy. He has amazing eyes. The two of them make a wonderful pair.

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