Okay. Colour me officially excited. The promo looks amazing.
I know the promo is only just over a minute long, but it’s doing what it’s supposed to be doing – sucking me into its beautiful, warm, sudsy vortex.
Tom and Alice tribute? Fantastic. Several nods to Days history? Sweet. More than three different camera angles? Sweet. Lights that don’t melt faces clear off their skulls faster than a lost ark? Love it. Hooker count: zero? Proceed.
Marlena and John. As you already know, I’m not a big fan. I have to admit, though, that I got a little misty-eyed when Doc majestically wheeled her man in to all that applause. Am I wondering why the hell he’s being arrested? Hellz yeah. Am I wondering why he was suddenly able to walk by the end of that promo? Yes, but not in a “one second Jen’s having her heart ripped out of her chest, the next she’s eating a cheeseburger at the Brady Pub” kind of way. I have a lot more faith in these writers. It’ll make sense. It just has to.
I’m indifferent to Carrie and Austin’s return at the moment, but my heart did skip quite the beat when Sami’s breath hitched in her throat as her tongue tripped over her teenage obsession’s name. I don’t really want to go back there, as that triangle has been played ‘til the pawn shop won’t take it, but therein that half a second doth bad-ass Sami’s salvation lie. And did you see the hemlines on those Brady sisters’ dresses? See you next Tuesday, ladies! So nice to be reminded of how good Sami cleans up.
In a mere ten seconds, Matt Ashford reminds us all (in case some of us may have forgotten) why Jack is a force to be reckoned with. Tasting the cake he’s just swan-dived into before giving Jennifer that million dollar grin of his… Oh, yes. Jack is back. Plus…you know…cake.
Aww, Jennifer. Jack just brought you back to life quicker than the good Doctor Dan ever did, and without the aid of a scalpel, a respirator, or a hysterical Melanie. Was he just about to propose to Jennifer? Jack – master of both comedic and romantic timing.
In case you were worried, Rafe is just as wooden as ever. He delivers a single line in the promo (“John Black, you are under arrest”) with all the intensity of a kid whose parents forced him to call his crazy aunt and thank her for the pink bunny costume she sent him for Christmas.
Oh, Rafe. Will you never change? Ever? No, really.
Victor’s proposal is just the soapiest, isn’t it? My heart is all a-flutter. Oh – and Big Red’s face being mirrored by Little Red? Darling.
I originally thought the man goosing his blonde lady friend there in the background was Quinn, but kind reader Dee pointed out that it's actually Chad and Abby. Blast these eyes o' mine! Thank you, Dee, for your much more useful ones!
Another romantic couple I'm thrilled to see is still together? Stefano and Kate, of course.
Oh, hey...EJ running for mayor and wearing a new suit and tie? Ejasmic and very DiMeriakis. Bring it.
Oh, just one more.
So far I like what I see on the New Adventures of Old Days. Mission accomplished, guys. I’m RSVPing. I will be looking forward to sampling your wares on September 26th.