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Was Days' Sami and EJ's Faux Engagement a Letdown?

By February 16, 2013

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alison sweeney james scottIt looked like Ejami fans' wish had finally come true,  when EJ "proposed" to Sami on Days of Our Lives. Then, EJ revealed Sami's diamond ring was actually a cubic zirconia and all part of a business proposal for Countess Wilhelmina.

What are your thoughts on the story twist?

Weigh in with the following poll.

Photo Courtesy: NBC/Mitchell Haaseth


February 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm
(1) Cristina says:

What an absolutely lame story and EJ playing dumb. How old are the writers? Are they in high school yet?

February 16, 2013 at 2:58 pm
(2) fanny says:

I totally agree with you Cristina…What a waste of our time.
The whole valentine’s week was a let-down and boring.
And this is February sweeps???

February 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm
(3) Kelly says:


February 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm
(4) Pat says:

who cares, any way please get rid of them together!

February 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm
(5) Dmitri says:

No, EJami really suck together. Sami belongs with Lucas, but I’d rather see her with Rafe than with EJ. EJami are just so boring! EJ isn’t the bad boy we love anymore, he’s just a boring lapdog for that trampy twit.

February 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm
(6) Bob says:

Dimitri, Sami a trampy twit? No way! I l;ove her and she is so beautiful. If I was married to her, I would let her have sex with other men as long as she came back to me and told the details. I would let her be on top when we would be in bed and have her way with me. People need to stop with jealousy and all the sex hang ups that society dictates to us.

February 16, 2013 at 5:04 pm
(7) Sophie says:

I wasn’t disappointed at all. LOVED this whole week, EJami were amazing. James Scott and Alison Sweeney are on fire!

Can’t wait to see E.J. eventually propose to Sami.

February 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm
(8) Nicole says:

I wasn’t disappointed because EJ and Sami had just got back together. Do I want them to get married? Of course. Will it happen in due time, I certain think so. EJ and Sami are kindred spirits that truly, madly, deeply love each other. They share a family together and they want the same things. It’s only a matter of time before it happens and I will be the happiest fan.

February 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm
(9) Anoy. says:

Nope. I was only pleased. It was so cute and funny and Ali and James played it so well. I’ve excited to see where this Ejami story goes. :)

February 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm
(10) Nicole says:

No, I am not disappointed because I know that they will get married. There is no need to rush things. They just back together not even a week ago. They are a new couple in love celebrating and basking in their relationship. When it happens and EJ proposes to Sami it will be breath taking and simply amazing to watch!

February 16, 2013 at 5:33 pm
(11) Camilla says:

No, I was not disappointed, I’m so glad to see EJami so happy and in love they are absolutely one of Daytimes hottest couple and I look forward to seeing more of their story. This couple has it all for entertaining television.

February 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm
(12) Karen says:

I wasn’t disappointed…I love it was funny and refreshing to see of Ej/Sami..Maybe down the road EJ will and he will surprise us all.EJ is MR.Romantic in my eyes

February 16, 2013 at 5:52 pm
(13) Crystal says:

I’m just happy that they are finally a couple. They are my favorite type of TV pairing…bad girl and bad boy with an incredibly dysfunctional relationship but who genuinely love each other. I didn’t think EJami would ever happen or that the writers would someday end my least favorite Sami pairing and stop having EJ constantly use my third favorite female character as a consolation prize because he couldn’t have who he really wants or Taylor.

February 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm
(14) mouse says:

I agree Valentine’s week a let down.

Disappointed no romantic scenes with any couple.

February 16, 2013 at 6:39 pm
(15) Leigh says:

I am so happy that EJ & Sami are in love and FINALLY together as a real couple, that I was not disappointed. I think maybe this time Sami will propose to EJ. They are soulmates and belong together forever with their children.

February 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm
(16) EA says:

It was stupid all around since with all their drama, how the hell would want to get married that lightning fast? haha. Sami was really stupid for expecting all that when they’ve just been back for maybe two weeks?

February 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm
(17) Kathy says:

A rapist and his victim is not a love story…Rafe and Sami are a true love story he is the only one that didn’t manipulate, scheme, blackmail her, kidnap her child, rape her, try to kill her, all Rafe did was love Sami unconditionally!

February 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm
(18) Dmitri says:

Kathy, I really appreciate your comment! It’s true and I agree. I can’t wait for Sami and Rafe to get back together! Although, I’d also like to see Rafe & Nicole, and Sami & Lucas.

February 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm
(19) SafeLove says:

Lame storyline. Hate EJ w Sami. I wasn’t disappointed, I was relieved. At least there’s still a chance she can get her brain back and get it together. Rafe is the man for her. Or even Lucas, but NOT EJ the rapist. The writers may have forgotten but the FANS have not. This is a sick story.

February 16, 2013 at 10:16 pm
(20) kay says:

I cant believe Days is making this lame story their A story…BORING!

February 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm
(21) FanGurl says:

Nothing more sick than this attempt at trying to turn this rapist and victim pairing into a romance. Fans haven’t forgotten! Sami belongs w Rafe!!

February 16, 2013 at 10:44 pm
(22) Pam says:

I don’t like what Sami becomes when she is with Jr. Their so called relationship does not seem real to me, especially given how they’ve tried to kill and torture each other. I’m hopeful she and Rafe will be back together soon. Their romance is one that keeps me glued to Days.

February 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm
(23) Angela says:

What a stupid poll. These past 3 weeks have been amazing and no EJami fan is actually disappointed.

February 17, 2013 at 1:06 am
(24) Alex says:

I’m so sick of the show revolving around this atrocious couple! There’s no chemistry! EJ belongs with Nicole, and Sami belongs with either Lucas or Rafe! Tired of seeing all these same love triangles on the show! Where’s the romance!? If there must be a love triangle, how about Sami-Rafe-Lucas? Would be better!

February 17, 2013 at 8:28 am
(25) Valentine says:

Sami and Ej are a toxic couple who have done horrendous things to each other and now Sami wuvs him and drops the man who loved her no matter what and protected her? The story is unbelieveable…a victim and her rapist….please. So sick of tptb trying to shove this couple down our throats time and time again..

February 17, 2013 at 8:38 am
(26) Barb says:

Those that just adore EJ/Sami got their boring valentine. I could care less what those two ever do. They take entirely too much air time as it is.

Sami is now a lost cause. Don’t care what she does, really. Rafe deserves better, but if she ever reflects on the evil done to her by this poor excuse for a man, and realizes the real man all along was Rafe, maybe she will get lucky, and he will take her back.

February 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm
(27) me says:

Ej is now Sami’s lapdog LOL
and she can put that ring in his nose and led him around.

February 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm
(28) Leah says:

I’m an Ejami fan through and through but I’m glad it didn’t happen on Valentines Day. I want it to be unexpected and a total surprise to Sami when EJ finally does pop the question. I want Ejami to enjoy the now, the romance, the love, each other.
EJ did such a great job with his pier proposal I think the boy needs some time to think about how he can top it and sweep his woman off her feet. But hopefully its not too far away. I remember EJ telling Sami that when he asks her there will be no doubt about it or mistaking it and what he is asking. Ejami both love the romance so one thing I know for sure its gunna be good and pure magic!

February 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm
(29) Leah says:

PS: The thing I did love about the whole proposal thing was that it showed us Sami was up for it. She wanted it…. showed us exactly where her head it at. Sami and EJ for that matter they got it, they got it bad… for each other. Yay!

February 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm
(30) mark says:

Really ??????? U people like Sami better with Rafe ????? That was the most boring couple ever. I can’t that one is in first place and almost 50% like it. : ( I would rather have sami with e j or lucas. I agree with this poll being and dumb and the proposal was a HUGE let down. I hope this week will be better.

February 18, 2013 at 12:01 am
(31) Dmitri says:

I also think Lucas is Sami’s best match, but Sami & Rafe were a truly romantic couple. When I see EJami, I see nothing but sex and a bad history. That’s not what I think of when I hear “match made in heaven”. I see something romantic like Rafe and Sami’s marriage and him always risking his life for her when I hear that.

February 18, 2013 at 6:56 am
(32) Leah says:

Lucas is well and truly Samis past… they were good but years ago. Lucas always struggled against EJ and Samis attraction. Lucas knew it, Will knew it, EJ knew it, in fact most of Salem knew it. If it hadn’t been for Will Sami would never have gone back to Lucas in the first place. So with Lumis best days behind them Lucas is far better as the platonic friend who Sami co parents with. I much rather Lucas as a friend to Sami because he tells it like it is when he is in that role.
As for Rafe… he took advantage of a situation and Samis insecurities. Advantage of the situation? He saw Sami pining for EJ while in the WPP. It was clear to him that Sami was in love with EJ. Clear to him that Sami was in love with EJ in there and when they came back to Salem. People need not to have selective memories and remember all the times Rafe has asked Sami “Are you still in love with him?” Rafe knew the score so I have no sympathy. Rafe also played on Samis insecurities to gain favour with her. Playing on those insecurities meant Sami would stay closer to him than get closer to EJ but for Rafe and all of the audience it was clear when Sami came back Ejami were back in their zones with each other. The other thing I didn’t like about Safe was Rafe was more like a father figure, a bossy big brother rather than her equal. Everyone likes to say Sami was a better person when with Rafe. Really? Sami didn’t change at all. She was still deceiving, lying, tricking, planning scheming etc etc. The only difference was she had a policeman by her side who was aiding, abetting and covering all her tricks and crimes.Rafe didn’t hold Sami accountable for her actions instead he compromised himself and his values and just got caught up in her crimes as well. Rafe the good guy? Rafe the cop? Needs a much better match up than one Samantha Gene Brady.

February 18, 2013 at 11:47 am
(33) Kathy says:

Must have been a disappointment because they surely aren’t doing anything for the ratings! A rapist and his victim is not romantic no matter how you spin it!

February 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm
(34) Dmitri says:

LOL Leah, Rafe didn’t say “are you still in love with him”. Sami said she was gonna give EJ a chance because he fathered 2 of her kids and loves her. Rafe said “do you love him?”. Sami just said he’s the father of 2 of her kids. Rafe repeated the question. Sami couldn’t answer, and later went back to Rafe. EJ is always Sami’s second choice. This is not love. And now the ratings have just dropped. Look at the ratings for the week of Feb. 4th. The day when EJami had sex wasn’t even the highest rated day. DAYS’ ratings are below 2.0. EJami is killing the soap.

February 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm
(35) sandracroft says:

Ejami isnīt killing the show. 1.9 isnīt a bad number, maybe Ejami doesnīt raise the ratings but they donīt hurt the ratings either. Yes they have lost some viewers because Safe fans are boycotting the show but otherwise it would be the Ejami fans doing the boycotting. Lumi and Safe didnīt have better numbers either, durings the Taylor fiasco the ratings was 1.7, and once they brought Ejami back with the griefsex the number has been better ever since, The ratings in both viewers and demos are better than a year ago.

February 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm
(36) Shania says:

I HATE Sami and Ej together!!!! Rafe is the only one for Sami!!!

February 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm
(37) Dmitri says:

Sandra, I must respectfully disagree. In 2008, when the writers were going in the EJami direction, the ratings dipped. Once Rafe came on with the Safehouse, ratings rose. Now the same pattern is happening. But I do think it is just how the show’s storylines overall are not appealing anymore. EJ and Sami are on way too much and involved in stories they shouldn’t be, even if they’re not together. It’s been annoying many viewers for years.

February 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm
(38) Leah says:

Personally I think its a shame Lexie is not around to see EJ and Sami together. As EJ said to Sami at her funeral… Lexie stated “If you and Sami could actually manage to stop fighting for a minute, you two might make each other the happiest you have ever been.”
Lexie knew her brother well. She knew of his undeniable, unquenchable love for Sami. Lexie had witnessed Ejamis games for years and she was a smart woman. She knew the score. Personally I think its a shame Lexie is not around to see EJ and Sami together. As EJ said to Sami at her funeral… Lexie stated “If you and Sami could actually manage to stop fighting for a minute, you two might make each other the happiest you have ever been.”
Lexie knew her brother well. She knew of his undeniable, unquenchable love for Sami. Lexie had witnessed Ejamis games for years and she was a smart woman. She knew the score. Lexie believed her brother would have that love and the family he so longed for. Lexie would be thrilled and I’m sure is smiling down from heaven thinking “I told you so little brother!”

February 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm
(39) Leah says:

One thing Safe or Lumi fans cannot deny…. Sami is guilt of rape herself! Sami drugged Austin so he was out of it. Sami drugged Austin with the purpose of getting him into bed with her. Sami drugged Austin so she could have sex with him. And even when that event happened Austin said during it “I love you so much Carrie.” Austin in his drugged out state thought he was making love to Carrie not Sami. Sami didn’t stop this and let it continue because she wanted Austin. So Sami is a rapist as well. So why oh why would you want your beloved Rafe or Lucas with a rapist as well? Your logic makes no sense. You simply cannot have it both ways.

February 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm
(40) Rock says:

Looks like EJ and Sami win the polls again, even with the huge fan fare voting in two different areas. Days was the best ever, EJ and Sami are so good in all the scenes! This is true love at its best!!!!

February 18, 2013 at 10:20 pm
(41) Dmitri says:

Our issue is having a rapist with his/her victim. We don’t have/want Austin with Sami. We don’t want Sami with EJ. And how are EJamis winning the polls? Safe is winning this poll!

February 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm
(42) Leah says:

Double standards? Sounds like it to me…. let Saint Rafe get his saintly life partner. Sami wasn’t it and never will be. Rafe summed it up best himself when he confessed to Sami “I was in love with a woman who doesn’t exist.” Oh FINALLY the light bulb has gone on. Better later than never I suppose. Move the boy onto brighter and greener pastures. Not sure if Kates it…. on the show at the moment I reckon Rafe and Chloe or Nicole could be alright but my biggest wish is that we get introduced to Emily the love of Rafes life who he has never opened up to anyone about. Yep not even Sami!

February 18, 2013 at 10:56 pm
(43) Leah says:

We have all heard through spoilers that Nicole is going to be involved in her own triangle this year. I’m wondering, just wondering if its going to be Lucas/Nicole and Eric. It just seems strange out of nowhere Lucas and Nicoles paths are suddenly interacting. What do you think? Would seem ironic to me if this is where the powers to be go with this as Nicole left Eric and married Lucas for money many moons ago. It could get all rather interesting.

February 19, 2013 at 5:01 am
(44) Rosieroserson says:

I thought the Ejami s/l on Valentine’s day and the following day was great!
I’m positive that EJ put that ring in his pocket because he instinctly knew Sami would find it. He just enjoyed watching her hopes go up when she opened the ring box,and could’t help laughing inside when she got all disappointed. The conversation at the office was priceless! She thought his ‘proposal’ was great at first…. Then her head was about to explode when he told her about Diane and the add campain. Her embarrasment and honesty told him everything he needed to know: Sami loves him from the bottom of her heart and R.I.P Safe:-)

February 19, 2013 at 5:03 am
(45) sandracroft says:

I donīt think you can look at the ratings for 2008 it was years ago and times are changing. I have seen several post saying that they have change their minds about Ejami and starting to like them now plus there are new commers to the show, still time will tell how Ejami effects the ratings but if they can hold steady around 1.9 I think the writhers will continue to writhe for them. Safe may be winning the poll but there is two options for the Ejami fans and putting those two together there are more votes from the Ejami fans than the Safe fans. Anyway even if Ejami wonīt last I think the Ejami fans deserves to have them as a real couple for a little while they have waited six years for that itīs their turn the Safe fans got theirs before.

February 19, 2013 at 8:55 am
(46) Rosieroserson says:

That is sooo true, sandracroft!
I understand the Safe fans not being very happy at the moment, but we (Ejami fans) deserve Ejami and a good s/l too. Now the writers are about to prove that they really can write for Ejami. I really had my doubts for a while!
I was thinking the same as you about the poll and the two Ejami options.
I’m happy, happy, happy!!!

February 19, 2013 at 11:11 am
(47) LISA says:

There is no reason for Lucas to be in Salem other than to give
Jennifer a bad time about Daniel. You never see him with the almost non existent Allie. In fact poor Allie she is left on her own so much. Johnnie and Sidney at least get to go to Mrs Bradys.

February 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm
(48) Dmitri says:

That’s like saying the grief sex was so long ago, so it doesn’t count. What a ridiculous statement. And the two options put together don’t count against the votes for Safe. That’s why there’s TWO different options. Old polls have Lumi and Safe as options for pairings. That doesn’t mean that we add both together to prove that more people care about those couples than any other. The fact of the matter is that ratings have fallen and most people want Sami with Rafe. Plus, with the spoiler saying Sami’s ex is still in the picture, she’ll probably get together with Rafe again come springtime.

February 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm
(49) Donnie says:

Let Ejami have their chance in the sunshine. But I want Lumi in the end and they will be endgame.

February 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm
(50) Dmitri says:

I agree. EJami fans are right that Lucas is her past. But he is aso her future. LUMI 2013!

February 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm
(51) sandracroft says:

Who besides the Ejami fans would be disappointed that the proposal wasnīt real. Still I donīt know if it mathers who winns the poll, since I donīt think you can determine which fanbase is the biggest from a poll, what is 2000 votes compared to 2 500 000 viewers.

I said in post several months ago that I thought that Ejami was good for ratings, because other Ejamiīs had told me that the ratings was better summer 2010 than after Sami shoot EJ in the head, and that the ratings tanked with the Rafe 2 storyline which lead to Dena Higley getting fired, and than the ratings went up again with the griefsex, but after watching the rating results more closely myself I now think the rating results are non conclusive, it has been up and down with both Ejami and Safe so I now believes that neither couple makes or breaks the ratings, but I think Ejami has more potentiell than Safe to bring in new viewers because they create buzz but time will tell.

February 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm
(52) sandracroft says:

Iīm not saying 2008 doesnīt count Iīm saying it is possible that what was true then may not be true now. The griefsex was only a year ago I donīt think that much has change since then.

February 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm
(53) Leah says:

Lets be honest here…. no ONE COUPLE makes or breaks a show. Some like Ejami, some Safe, some Lumi, some Jarlena, some Bope, some Bricole, some Ericole, some Ejole etc etc etc. What makes a show is interesting storylines for ALL the characters not just one or two.
I have to say I’m enjoying Days at the moment. Not only are my favourite 2 characters together as a couple (Ejami), but we also have the whole Will/Gabby baby story which I reckon has really spiced things up. Then we have a peeved off Rafe (at last the boy has come to life), a weird Kristen, a gullible Brady, John off yonder, Marlena at home alone and then of course we have the growing in great popularity real fast, the Eric and Nicole story. I’m liking it all….

February 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm
(54) fanny says:

I don’t think that it is Ejami who’s bringing the ratings down. I believe it is the lack of romance in the rest of the characters on the show. It is like DAYS invested a lot on Ejami and forgot about the rest. John is MIA, Daniel & Jennifer always being interrupted by schemer Chloe, Will & Sonny misconnections, Nicole fantasizing about Eric ( love him but being a priest, not my cup of tea ). Also, Nick & Gabi are definitely NOT a love story, neither are Kristen & Brady nor Kate & Rafe. There should be a little bit more balance on the show.
Personnally, I enjoy Sami with both EJ or Lucas but I never did enjoy her with Rafe. God knows Sami isn’t a saint and neither are EJ and Lucas but they have always accepted her the way she is. Sanctimonious, judgemental, moralistic Rafe never did. EJ & Lucas always lit up her fire but Rafe always extinguished it. Mr Perfection-Rafe needs to find himself another woman. Maybe Kate will bring him down a few notches. LOL!

February 20, 2013 at 1:47 am
(55) lynnet says:

I agree that it seems to me to be the rest of the show lacking a spark -not Ej and Sami when it comes to ratings ,when I was a kid the only couple I truly loved were John and Marlena -they were my supercouple;couldn’t stand Jack and Jen or Bo and Hope but I loved those two but whenever they were apart I would watch for the other storylines I found interesting ,like Vivian Alamain burying people alive or Sami Brady changing partenity tests, these were my all time favourite villains and the Carly Manning story which I found romantic. I would be upset about John and Marlena not being together but I tended to watch for everyone else. Its the same thing for me with Young and the Restless, I tried to stop watching the show because I was as mad as hell about the trashing of Sharon Newman but I just avoided scenes with her till she got back to normal and watched all the other interesting stories that kept pulling me in . The writers of Days have to find a way to do that again to keep pulling people in I stopped watching Days all through most of the Sami and Rafe and Ej and Nicole story but was intriugued by Will’s coming out and came back and was rewarded with a proper Ejami story. They should write proper stories for everyone on the show not just a continuous Sami Brady show!

February 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm
(56) Layla says:

Well, I have to admit that I finally like EJ and Sammy together. I am such a Nicole fan that it took me a long while to warm up to the EJ-Sammy pairing. Sammy has so much chemistry with him. But who on earth would not have chemistry with James Scott?! Rafe, on the other hand…he needs to rustle up some chemistry with anyone. He doesn’t seem to light any fires at all among the female cast.

February 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm
(57) Dixie Smith says:

There should have been a “Who Cares?: choice. The show is nothing more than tired recycled stories. After 48 (YES 48) years, I’m finally done!

February 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm
(58) raymone says:

just riding the EJ and Sami wave and enjoying every minute of it.

March 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm
(59) Dmitri says:

The ratings have dropped again. EJami is ruining the soap.

March 30, 2013 at 11:25 pm
(60) Rock says:

James and Allison are incredible beyond imagination! As you can see from the poll the majority of fans love these two together. The huge fan base, ” added the split votes together, a waste of time or just happy together” and the results equal our answer, we love this adorable couple.

March 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm
(61) Rocky says:

EJ and Sami are the best couple ever!!!

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