4evaQuez December 21, 2021 Share December 21, 2021 While writing my post regarding today's episode, I mentioned that Philip has not had a male friend since high school. I started to think about the lack of male friendships on this show in general today. I then thought about the friendships on this show in general. I thought it could be interesting if we talked about platonic friendships on Days. What were some of your favorites of the past? What are your favorites of the present? What are some friendships you'll like to see in the future? For the future, since we are not under a union or need contract and pay negotiations, this could be from any era of Days with past or present cast. For example, maybe you want a Carly and Lani friendship. That's entirely possible in this thread. If you are creating a hypothetical friendship between characters, please explain why you think these two characters could be friends. Also, biological relationships between cousins and siblings are included under the friendship tag for this thread. For example, if Jen and Hope or Steve and Jack is your favorite friendship, I would say that applies for the purposes of this thread. However, John and Belle or any parent/child relationship does not apply. Since Days has characters who are related in multiple ways, I think it would be unnecessarily cumbersome to exclude biological relationships as friendships. However, I don't think marriage should count in this particular thread, so Belle/Shawn or Eli/Lani can't be a favorite friendship in this regard. Romantic pairings also don't count, so Allie/Tripp can't be a favorite friendship in this regard either. However, Nicole/Brady can be a favorite friendship since there seems to be no current plans to romantically link them at the moment. Of course the conversation can go anywhere, but I do have a specific question I wanted to ask to kick us off. What are some friendships, in general, on current Days and which ones do you like or would rather the show end? There don't seem to be a lot, but I thought maybe I'm missing some. For friendships, I'm only counting people who are currently on canvas. These are the ones I could think of: 1. Steve/John/Abe 2. Jack/Steve 3. Jack/Xander 4. Chloe/Nicole 5. Ava/Nicole 6. Nicole/Brady 7. Allie/Ciara 8.Kate/Marlena 9. Marlena/Paulina 10. Philip/Lucas 11. Marlena/Kayla - I don't like this friendship, but the show has invested in it enough that I can't ignore it. I know this isn't a definitive list, but I tried to go for friendships of equals. So a Marlena/Ben wouldn't count because Marlena was/is primarily his therapist even if a friendship sprung from that. I know Kate/Marlena started the same way, but they seem like equals in the friendship; whereas, Ben still seems to have a heroic view of Marlena. Kate lost that view quite a long time ago. Maggie/Brady didn't qualify because she is his sponsor and his step grandmother. However, this is just my criteria, and you can add these two if you like as they are still not in a romantic pairing nor are they parent/child. They can still qualify as a friendship if you so choose. There were some people who I found it difficult to say who their friends are. 1. Lani - There's Kristen and Theo but neither are on the current cast. 2. Eli - Theo. I kinda thought of Chanel, but I wasn't sure. 3. Chad - Will, Sonny, and Theo. I never realized Theo had so many friends until now. 4. Abby - Couldn't think of anyone. Will, JJ, and Sonny. 5. Gabi - Couldn't think of anyone. Will, JJ, and Sonny again. I never saw Gabi/Rafe as being friends. 6. Rafe - I thought of Nicole, but they are seemingly headed for a romantic pairing Maybe Rafe/Eli/Shawn. That seems like a stretch. 7. Belle - Couldn't think of anyone. 8. Shawn - Couldn't think of anyone 9. Gwen - I thought about Jake, but they don't really interact. Maybe Ava, but they don't seem at the friendship stage yet. 10. Johnny - I thought about Allie, but I would want them to interact more before I added them. I also wanna see where the Chanel/Allie/Johnny triangle goes before I declare Johnny/Allie friends. 11. Tripp - I couldn't think of anyone 12. Ben - I couldn't think of anyone. Will but he's off canvas. 13. Chanel - Allie and Johnny. Since it seems she's headed into a triangle with the two, I didn't add them. I did like Chanel/Lani, but I'm not certain where that's going now that the Paulina/Lani secret is out. What friendships did I miss? Which ones would you add? Which friendships would you like to see get more focus? Which people on canvas used to be friends that aren't getting a focus anymore? 1 Link to comment
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