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It was dazzling DAY of DAYS event this year. The second annual press and fan event was held again at City Walk at Universal Studios, California. The Samba Restaurant is where On-Air On-Soaps parked itself for most of the day to gather together the video interviews you see with your favorite Salemites. While the throngs of DAYS fans were outside getting the opportunity to meet and greet and get their autographs and picture taken with their favorite star from DAYS, we were inside next to the crew from The Bonnie Hunt Show whose on-camera host was the winner of the Biggest DAYS Fan Contest. The actors were mostly paired in twos. Some made logical sense, and some did not. This was a decision by NBC to ensure that all the actors rotated through the seemingly over 35 publications, print and television outlets, the largest contingency we have seen at a fan event. While half the stars took part in meeting the fans in the morning rotation, half rotated through the press. Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, Eric Martsolf and Lindsay Hartley, Galen Gering and Alison Sweeney, Suzanne Rogers and Molly Burnett, Shelley Hennig and Mark Hapka and finally, Taylor Spreitler and Casey Deitrick stopped by and chatted with me. Of note: Eric and Lindsay gave a fun, entertaining and revealing interview. Galen and Ali talked about Sydney’s baby switch and their mutual admiration of each other, and Suzanne Rogers revealed that something huge is going to happen to Maggie Horton in the New Year!

After the first round, everyone took a break and got the opportunity to grab some lunch and it was there that I got to catch up with Crystal Chappell for the first time that day. Crystal had never attended a DAYS fan event quite like this, and her return to Carly seemed to be something the fans in attendance wanted to know about….namely…would she get together with Bo? Will Hope be out in the cold? And speaking of Hope, Kristian Alfonso was not in attendance and sadly, Peter Reckell had to leave early so he was not able to do any press interviews from the event, but fans did get to meet Crystal and Peter in the morning rotation of the Meet and Greet. Alison Sweeney’s husband, Dave and her kids were with her at the event and it was nice to see the family together, which we seldom do.

It was back to work after lunchtime for the second rotation which brought us Louise Sorel and Peggy McKay in a hilarious interview about being “fired”, Vivian’s plan for Carly and being under-utilized in your soap role, Little Ciara, the cute Lauren Bolles, Crystal Chappell ( who is always fabulous to interview), The Carvers, and Nadia Bjorlin and Wally Kurth. Sorry DANLOE fans, Shawn Christian was not at the event, he was off filming a movie, so Nadia was paired awkwardly with Wally. But, the two of them gave an awesome interview as you will see. Then Joe Mascolo, Arianne Zuker and James Scott, and finally Bryan Dattilo and Lauren Koslow finished our press day. After it was a “wrap’, we took our cameras out to the finale of the event where fans got to watch upcoming promos of November DAYS, and a fun-filled opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the entire cast. As the soap opera rock stars that this cast is, they were introduced one by one to the main stage and took their seats to prepare for the fans questioning. After all was said and done to celebrate DAYS 44th anniversary, a cake was wheeled out to the stage where long time veteran Suzanne Rogers, cut the cake to symbolize another year well done by DAYS, and that the show which has gone through so much controversy and turmoil, is back as one of daytime’s gems, and with any luck will continue on for many more years to come.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Gabi’s Revenge Plot Begins To Unfold; Watch Out Abigail and Stefan!

Evil Gabi is back on Days of our Lives, and that means some great material for Camila Banus (Gabi) to sink her teeth into. After all, who doesn’t love a Gabi scorned?!  This week, viewers already learned that Gabi has already switched the paternity results to make it look as if Stefan (Tyler Christopher) is the father of Abigail’s (Marci Miller) unborn child, when it is really Chad’s (Billy Flynn).  To top it off, she is manipulating and “advising” Gabi on what to do about her paternity secret

On Tuesday’s episode while in the park, Gabi reflects on changing the paternity results and says out loud to herself: “Karma is a bitch. Since you and Stefan ruined my life …” but she stops talking when all of a sudden Stefan appears.  He wants to talk about “Gabi Chic”, and their mutual business interests, but she’s not having it one bit!

She blasts him and his fictitious girlfriend “Gabby” for framing her for murder, and all that has transpired in her life since then including: being beaten up in prison, which has left her unable to have any more children, due to a surgery and an infection she developed while in the slammer for a crime she did not commit.

Gabi says she is not like her ‘Madre.”  She believes in revenge and that people like him deserve to be punished, and that she wants to see him suffer like she has. Stefan is hoping that Gabi will eventually trust him, put the past behind them, and work together.  Stefan exits and once alone, a vengeful Gabi says:  “You and your little whore, Gabby, took something from me that’s precious. Now it’s my turn to take something from you.”

Then to put an exclamation point on her revenge plot, Gabi grins that “all hell will break loose.”

Are you glad to see Gabi back with an edge as she plans to make Abigail and Stefan’s life a living hell? What do you think will be the next move in her master plot? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Preview – Week of July 16, 2018

This week on Days of our Lives, hell hath no fury like a Gabi (Camila Banus) scorned!  Now out for revenge after receiving devastating news that she can never conceive another child, Gabi has switched the DNA results to make it appear to Abigail (Marci Miller) that Stefan (Tyler Christopher) is the father of her unborn baby.

How far will Gabi continue to sink to carry out this lie and to give payback to Stefan and Abigail as her alter “Gabby” for sending her to prison for a crime she did not commit? Is her former lover, Chad (Billy Flynn) collateral damage in all of this?

Meanwhile, Brady (Eric Martsolf) prepares to say goodbye to his son, Tate after losing custody of his son when the judge rules in Theresa’s (Jen Lilley) favor, but will fate intervene, allowing Brady to keep his son after all?

Check out more teasers for this week’s DAYS below, and then watch the latest promo for this week’s episodes via NBC here.

Now, let us know which story are you most interested to see play out? Comment below 

Monday, July 16

JJ takes the fall in order to help Theresa

Tuesday, July 17

Gabi takes Stefan to task and reveals her resentment towards “Gabby

Wednesday, July 18

Wracked with guilt, Eve admits to Chloe she’s partly responsible for Brady losing custody of Tat

Thursday, July 19

Claire asks Ciara if she’s moving on with Ben

Friday, July 20, 2018

Will receives a shocking note.

 

 

 

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ben Fights Off His “Killer” Instincts As Rob Scott Wilson Delivers Power Performance Of The Week

In Days of our Lives’ version of Beauty and the Beast, in this case Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is the ‘beauty’ and Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) is the ‘beast’ she is to tame, last Thursday and Friday’s episodes illustrated to us where this duo could be heading in the future.

But first things, first.  The situation took a horrifying turn for Ciara, and for Ben, when he runs into the cabin beside himself!  He informs Ciara he went to the pharmacy to get his prescription but the police have swarmed the place.  Getting more and more agitated, Ben tells Ciara, he blames her, and her mother, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for putting an APB out on him!  Ciara says she didn’t say anything to her mother.   But, Ben is losing his grip on reality fast and he desperately needs his meds.  He’s on edge and begs her not to call Hope, as he can’t go back to the sanitarium.  Ciara tries to calm Ben down and insists that she won’t to that to him, but suddenly, he becomes more unglued and stomps on her cell phone!

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Next, Ben is hallucinating thinking he has handcuffed Ciara to the bed – the same thing he did to Abigail!   He sees Ciara in the handcuffs.  Ciara tells him she is not in them and to look at her hands.  All of a sudden, as she tells him she is on his side, and will help him through this, he calls her, “a lying little whore, just like the rest of them.”  Ben thinks she believes he is a ‘killer’ like everyone else, because she has now grabbed a knife to defend herself.

Ben tells Ciara that maybe he hasn’t changed at all, he is a serial killer, and now that he is off his meds he sees things very clearly. Ciara tries to calm him down and assure him everything will be OK.  When he closes his eyes and then opens them, he still sees that Ciara is handcuffed to the bed.  Crawling more and more out of his skin, Ben begins to hear his father, Clyde saying, “She’s lying to you, boy …trying to fool you … the same as that slut Abigail.”

Now, Ben hallucinates that Clyde (James Read) is in the cabin, egging him on to strangle Ciara, red necktie and all!  As Ben fights off his father’s attempts to make him do heinous things to Ciara, (he even hears Clyde telling him to burn down the cabin), yielding a knife Ciara calms Ben down saying Clyde is not really there.  Ben admits he doesn’t know what’s real anymore.  Ciara puts her knife down and offers her hand to hold on to. Ben takes Ciara’s hand and sits down as Clyde’s image fades away.  Ciara begs Ben to run to the pharmacy to get his meds. She promises she will not use her phone.  Ben exits.

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However on Cliffhanger Friday, Ciara is engulfed in flames in the cabin, with no Ben to be found, and Rafe (Galen Gering) getting a signal from her cell directing him and Hope on a collision course with Ciara and Ben.

Throughout the two episodes of Ben’s battle with his sanity and how he is haunted by what he has done to others, and vacillating. between reality and delusional, Rob Scott Wilson illustrated once again, that given the material that his performances of Ben are mesmerizing. Wilson’s scenes make you stop whatever you may be doing, and take notice.  That is why Rob is our pick for the “Power Performance of the Week.”

So, what did you think of Rob’s performance?  What did you think of what happened in the cabin between Ben and Ciara? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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