I’m not usually a fan of triangles. Often they involve some weakly contrived storyline where some weakly contrived character is thrown at a couple to make waves. Or, even worse, the triangle is so lopsided that it’s obvious who’s going to win out, and where’s the fun in that? I must admit, though, Days of Our Lives‘ Sami, Lucas and E.J. are reminding me that a triangle can be worth watching, if it’s done right.
As a longtime Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) fan, it pains me to admit that E.J. (James Scott) is a real threat, but it also thrills me because I don’t have a clue where this story will end up. Will Sami be with Lucas or E.J.? Count me in as one who is torn. My heart leans toward Lucas; however, like Sami, I can’t help but find E.J. tempting. So, as a service to my fellow viewers (and for the sake of my soap-watching sanity), I’ll make a pro and con list for each man.
Lucas’ mother is Kate Roberts. Definite con, considering she despises Sami and has tried to ruin/kill her more than once. Then again, E.J.’s maternal genes aren’t exactly stellar. Susan Banks, if I remember correctly, was loony and frumpy. At least Kate has some fashion sense, so I give the edge to Lucas.
Lucas’ father is Bill Horton of the well-respected, doctor/lawyer-producing, donut-loving Horton clan. E.J.’s proud papa is Stefano DiMera. Um, really, do I have to spell this one out? Advantage: Lucas.
Lucas let Sami take the fall for a murder he committed, a murder she was almost put to death for. E.J. raped Sami (yes, I call it rape when someone blackmails someone else into sex). Hmmmm, near-death vs. physical violation. I’d say neither of them should reminisce on these times in their love letters to Sami, so I call it a draw.
Well … I guess it’s looking obvious where my loyalty still lies.
Lucas and Sami have known each other since they were teenagers. They started out as friends, turned into lovers, eventually became enemies and then, finally, got their acts together and became friends and lovers, man and wife. They have a son and twins on the way. They are each other’s family, and they make sense to me.
But then there’s E.J. He and Sami have two things going for them:
First, he’s a DiMera and she’s a Brady. They represent two sides of the feud that ate Salem, a feud that began with their ancestral lookalikes, Colleen and Santo (a Romeo and Juliet-style flashback story that I am thoroughly enjoying, by the way). Their lineage alone provides drama and story, something I’m sure the Days writers are salivating over.
Second, the chemistry between Sweeney and Scott makes this pair work when, by all rights, it shouldn’t, not with the rape hanging over these characters’ heads.
Like I said before, I’m not sure where this story will end up. I do know that viewers are taking an avid interest and are heatedly debating who’s the right man for Sami.
That, my friends, is when you know you have a bona-fide triangle playing out on your screens.

2 Responses to “Sami, Lucas, E.J.: Triangle done right”

  1. THANK YOU!!!! I am thrilled to see Days finally making an appearance! The triangle really is quite entertaining and I’ve been loving the storylines lately. I must admit, rushing home at the end of the day to my tivoed daily episode is the highlight of my day. 🙂

  2. THANK YOU!!!! I am thrilled to see Days finally making an appearance! The triangle really is quite entertaining and I’ve been loving the storylines lately. I must admit, rushing home at the end of the day to my tivoed daily episode is the highlight of my day. 🙂