On Friday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, it was the gun shot heard around daytime! NOTE: If you have not watched the episode, we advise you not to read on as we give a short recap of the action within this post.
After EJ (James Scott) got into a fight with the very criminal Clyde (James Reade), next thing you know a gun shot was fired by Clyde’s henchmen! EJ was left shot and bleeding on the ground. Sami (Alison Sweeney), who went to find him was in the park and in the woods, heard the shots and called 911, and then proceeded to try and find EJ. And when she did find him, she found her husband bleeding out and struggling to stay alive. As the scenes unfolded, fans of the love story of EJami were getting the feeling that this could be the end of the line for their favorite on-screen duo!
James Scott (EJ) who made his exit from the NBC soap opera known back in May of this year shortly, before when he wrapped his final scenes, had made the decision to leave DAYS over a year ago. Now what was left for Scott’s many fans was to see how EJ would be written-out! Would Sami and EJ have a happy ending, since Alison Sweeney is also set to depart the series after almost 22 years later this month? Or, would they kill-off EJ? From the looks of yesterday’s episode, all indications point to the later, especially since later in the episode, EJ is pronounced dead.
Major kudos go to both James Scott who played his final moments with Alison Sweeney to the hilt, especially when a dying EJ told Sami, to tell the children he loves them. And as for Alison, she continues to give some of the best performances in her soap career in her final weeks on DAYS as next, Sami kept telling EJ she was going to continue to tell him she loves him, over and over again, if he will just stay with her! Sadly, when the paramedics and Rafe (Galen Gering) arrive on the scene, EJ is dead.
Later, it was in the hospital scenes that Alison Sweeney continued her stellar performance as she could not give into the realization that EJ was truly dead. Stefano (Joe Mascolo) calls in the middle of it all and puts two and two together after a shortened conversation with Sami, that EJ is in the morgue! Roman (Josh Taylor) comes to comfort Sami, but she tells her father to go tell the children who are at Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will’s (Guy Wilson) that her and EJ can’t make it to the party they are having.
Finally at the end of the episode, Sami goes to visit her dead husband in the morgue, where she cries placing her head across his chest, realizing his heart is not beating.
So DAYS fans, what did you think of EJ being murdered? Were you sad to see James Scott written out this way? What did you think of the performance of Alison Sweeney? Are you still of hope that EJ isn’t really dead after all in soapland? Share your thoughts at this game-changing moment below!