On the one hand, I think DAYS is resisting, because they want to limit the network's impact on storylines. If they tape far, far ahead, then Corday can protect his writers from the network and their perceived interference, But, on the other hand, if what we are getting now is the result of NBC not being able to give notes on what is and isn't working, then maybe -- in this case -- a little more network intervention might be good.
Here's what I think: if NBC wants DAYS to abandon their current production model, then they need to loosen the proverbial purse strings a little. I'm not saying turn back the clock to 1985, when DAYS could afford to leave the country every week. Just give them enough money to allow them to produce a quality show everyday without having to convert actors' dressing rooms into doctors' offices or tape in one day what other shows tape in one decade.
John Houseman taught her about acting? You mean to tell me Dena [!@#$%^&*] Higley graduated from Juilliard?
I wish I could believe that. I really do.
Regardless, as wonderful as JM has been as Stefano in the past, Stefano DiMera has outlived his usefulness as a villain by 25 years. If they haven't finally killed him off for real, they should -- and they should make it stick.