In our opinion, Days of our Lives is doing an excellent job with Will Horton’s coming out story. And although, there have been the stops and the starts, and the putting on the brakes, and then going forward with it full steam ahead, the writers and the performers have been doing a subtle, compelling and beautiful job relating the struggles of young man trying to face and accept who he is, and the ramifications he fears it will have for him with his family and society.
Last week, we first heard Will say, “I think I might be gay”. Later, he back-peddled on it, telling his beloved Grandma Marlena, he isn’t gay. But wise Marlena knows better. She sees the pain and anguish deep inside Will that is tearing him apart. And while, April 4th is Will’s “official” coming out episode, (Don’t miss it! We could be naming Chandler and Deidre again next week) there were several scenes this week between Chandler Massey (Will) and Deidre Hall (Marlena) that resonated to us, and we hope many in the DAYS and NBC viewing audience. We think this simple and yet complex discussion of Marlena telling Will she accepts him for who he is, and Will still questioning and still in denial, were very deserving of being names one of this week’s Power Performances of the Week.
And in addition, let us not forget, General Hospital’s Jason Thompson (Patrick) in the scene where Patrick takes Robin’s ashes to the land where the house they were going to build for their future was located, and struggles with dispersing them over the ground. This makes four weeks in a row that we have named Jason Thompson, one of the Power Performances of the Week! It would be hard for anyone not to grab for the hankies, watching Patrick grieve for his wife! But the kicker! Robin is alive and so if there is a soap God, and true love wins out, Robin and Patrick will be reunited some day!
Now below watch some scenes from this week’s Power Performances of the Week, and let us know your thoughts, and if you agree with our picks!