This week on NBC’s Days of our Lives the storyline that continues to drive interest, and is front and center, is that of the brewing same-sex triangle between Paul (Christopher Sean), Sonny (Freddie Smith), and Will (Guy Wilson).
With the events that unfolded, the groundwork has been laid for some heavy duty fireworks and some more twists and turns. We’ve got to give props to DAYS for knowing that for February Sweeps whom to build one of their major stories around in the character of Sonny Kiriakis, because as of now, in our opinion, the rest of the stories on the canvas just don’t live up to this one.
If you have not seen the episodes this week do not read any further.
The set-up of the events that unfolded began with an extremely touching performance by Christopher Sean on Wednesday’s episode where Paul over the phone tells his mother (Hira Ambrosino) and then his grandfather (in Japanese no less) that he is gay. With his mother upset when Paul prepares her for the tell-all article that is about to come out, where he admits he is a gay, she is concerned of how his grandfather will take the news and how Paul could hurt the man like this! But much to the surprise of Paul, when Paul talks to his grandfather, he tells Paul that he is so very proud of him. The tears flowed as Will listened in (lurking behind the door), as Paul was so relieved and overcome by his grandfather’s word. Will let Paul read his article, and the pro baseball player signed off on it, and everything was set in motion for it to go online including leaving the part in the piece about the athlete’s ex and his marriage proposal! Will shares a drink with Paul, unaware that his husband Sonny has been stabbed and brutally attacked, and has been rushed to surgery.
Sonny’s horrible night began when Derrick (Spencer Neville) visited him at the coffee house and informed him that Will has been hanging out with Paul in his hotel room and more! Mortified, Sonny takes off to go find Will and Paul, but he runs into Victor (John Aniston) in Horton Square, and while there someone is lurking ready to attack Sonny at the right moment as payback for Victor taking supposedly taking out Clyde (James Read)! Next, while walking in the park on his way to find Will, Sonny is attacked and stabbed! He is found by Victor and Maggie.
Later, after Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) finds Sonny bleeding out in the park, and applies pressure to the wound, he is rushed to University Hospital by the paramedics and needs immediate surgery. One by one members of the Kiriakis and Horton families find out that Sonny’s life is on the line. Adrienne (Judi Evans) is beside herself because she can’t reach husband Justin (Wally Kurth) who is in Dubai, and clearly she is fighting her growing feelings for Lucas (Bryan Dattil0), who is there by her side. When Sonny is brought in and prepped for surgery the hospital is in low supply of his blood type. Therefore, they are concerned he won’t survive the surgery.
Maxine( Aloma Wright) remembering Paul’s blood type, calls him to be an urgent donor which Paul is happy to do, not knowing he is saving Sonny’s life. After giving a lot of blood, Paul has a hallucination of sorts, where he tells Sonny this time that he loves him and wants to marry him! Elsewhere, Will prays in the hospital chapel feeling guilty for his transgression in his marriage for sleeping with Paul, and admitting he would be alone and lost without Sonny.
Friday’s episode left us with quite the cliffhanger after Chad (Billy Flynn) spilled the beans to Paul, who was leaving the hospital, that his best friend Sonny was stabbed and almost didn’t survive! Paul is devastated and heads to Sonny’s room, only Will is already in there telling his husband how much he loves him and how much he means to him. The episode fades to black as Paul is about to walk in the door!
Will Paul and Will finally know each others relationships with Sonny? Who are you rooting for after watching the action this week … WilSon or PaulSon? What did you think of the performances of Christopher Sean, Freddie Smith. and Guy Wilson during this week’s key scenes? Comment below!