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A Martinez Makes His Debut On Days of our Lives! What Were Your Impressions Of His First Scenes As Eduardo?

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Monday gave soap fans quite the emotional on-screen entrance for Daytime Emmy winner A Martinez on NBC’s Days of our Lives! 

The former star of Santa Barbara, who is currently also co-starring on Longmire, made his highly-anticipated debut as Eduardo: the father of the late Paige (True O’Brien), ex of Eve’s (Kassie DePaiva) and the father of Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering), which all was basically revealed on the episode!

However, it was A’s scenes with Kassie DePaiva that were so nuanced, that right off the bat it was nice to see this mega-talent being given some material that pulled at the heartstrings as “Eddie” tried to comfort Eve, learn about the daughter he had not seen in many, many years, and attempting to come to grips with losing his little girl via a serial killer. Both Martinez and DePaiva stepped up to the plate in their very first scenes together.

At the end of the episode, Eduardo ran into Rafe … with the cop asking, “What are you doing here?” The pick-up of that scene will air Tuesday.

What were your first impressions of A as Salem’s Eduardo? Did you enjoy the scenes between Martinez and DePavia? Looking forward to seeing how the NBC soap utilizes A in future episodes and storylines? Share your comments below!

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Michael
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Michael

His debut was super awesome…

Vicki
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Vicki

Love the actor but that facial hair is NOT good, They need to shave have him shave that off.

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah, I don’t like it either…. it’s making him unattractive and unappealing…

he made reference to it… with MF and Galen Gerring… in their interview “fest”

ie: that .. A. Martinez… left the facial hair on… and it seemed to get him more work….

well? you have a contract ! lose that stubble

Mr. Santa Barbara; soon to be; Mr. Days

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I don’t think he’s allowed to shave, Vicki. That’s for his role in the Netflix series titled “Longmire.”

Vicki
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Vicki

Thanks for that info, I STILL HATE it-Makes him look like he ISNT redeemable at all and never will be.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

It was foolish to write out Eve at this time with a new character connected to her past…wouldve liked to have seen Eves and Eddies backstory played out!!!

Mark
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Mark

She isn’t leaving for awhile since they film so far in advance. Hopefully we’ll see that part of the storyline before she goes…

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Hope so…

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

We’ll most likely see it played out, Jimh. We may have Kassie/Eve for another five months.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

4got they film in advance

Kelly
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Kelly

@Jimh, -Days films six months in advance which means we won’t see Eve leave town until at least March 2016.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I forgot that they film that way

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

@Jimh: Me too. Kassie DePaiva has been brilliant with the fallout of Paige’s death. She always has been brilliant, but the writing for Eve has really sucked up until now. The whole Jennifer/JJ crap was an injustice to all three of those actors IMO.

I hope some great casting director/producer sees her recent work and casts her in something really superb. She is, was, always has been, very talented and riveting to watch. Wishing her all the best.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Both Martinez and DePaiva stepped up to the plate in their very first scenes together ”

we’re talking two mega-watt magnates

NBC : must watch!

you need to re-hire this gem!

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I am a big fan of understated performances and Martinez is a master of them. I thought he was brilliant, as was Kassie DePaiva. He’s going to be a valuable asset to Days and a pleasure to watch. There are generally two types of actors on soaps – those who are line readers and those who truly inhabit a character. The line readers deliver the dialogue as written and little more while those who inhabit a character create memorable roles. A Martinez is in the latter category.

Mateo
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Mateo

ummm that goatee? somebody please explain that wire belongs on a spool not your chin. and I am not quite certain what the big deal is about A Martinez. Kassie DePaiva chewed him up and spit him out on his “debut” day. Cause when push comes to shove only the strong (talented) survive. he didn’t even react at all. All he did was give that “look” that says nothing other than “what’s my line again?”. He may have been good on Santa Barbara but if this is excellence the bar is VERY low.

Mo
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Mo

I thought he did a great job. He had to play the scenes and show caring to an actor/character he never worked with.

It is too bad Days killed Paige off and let Kassie go now that the father/husband is on the show. Paige was related to Rafe and Gabi. There is story there.

Nathan
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Nathan

I thought A’s scenes with Kassie were fantastic, and I too was thinking why get rid of Eve now when they are finally letting her connect with other characters. But back to A. I had always heard how good he was on Santa Barbara and to see him in those scenes with Eve, taking the brunt of her rage at him not being there for her and Paige. All the emotions that were on his face…it was good soap. I am really looking forward to seeing more of Eddie.

Jack Burke
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Jack Burke

I suppose he did fine in his scenes with Kassie (as Eve) and their acting together, dramatic histrionics and all, were believable. I guess they are writing “Eve” out because they are concentrating on this Anniversary dull-as-dishwater jazz, with Caroline seeing faces on the wall. I am already bored to tears with Kayla telling her teen-age rebellious son (gee….how different and unusual) to learn to behave. “Patch” is going to look for Hope’s long-lost husband who of course couldn’t get back to Hope because he is being held captive……yawn….. For a while there, the show was really moving in a… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Popping into days after a 3 yr hiatus, im not exactly impresses myself. Came to check out stephen, peter and thaao. Not liking Joey, never liked Abigail and there is wayyyy too much of her, do not like Kassie as Eve and glad they let her go and i dont think this show needs A Martinez on it; no offense to the actor. I imagine I will pop out again once the 50th hoopla dies down. Bored.

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

No more Will, Sonny, Paul, and Derrick? “Happy days are here again! The skies are bright and clear again. Let us sing a song of cheer again, Happy Day Are Here Again!”

Jim Anderson
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Jim Anderson

That’s fine, your entitled to your opinion, however sarcastic and homophobic it may come across.
Yes, you can sing Happy Days because the Gay characters are gone.
But you still have Caroline seeing old faces on the wall, and John and Marlena talking of finding their way to each other when they should be discussing Medicare. How much longer can THAT dull as dishwasher
storyline go on?

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

How long? Forever! Those characters, Caroline, John, Marlena, along with others you also probably consider dull are what made the show reach its 50 year milestone!

“Happy days are here again…!” What a nice and fitting song! Happy “Days”! Yes, I am VERY happy! God truly answers prayer!

Les
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Les

Great debut. The scenes his character had with Eve were emotional and heartbreaking. Looking forward to more from A. Martinez!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I know when new writers come in there isn’t always a smooth transition from what was to what will be, but I wished there had been more back story about this character and Eve’s relationship– also think it would have been more interesting for Rafe and us, to have found out Paige was related to that family, before she got killed. Now that Paige is dead, this reveal seems a bit anti-climatic — it also doesn’t help knowing that Eve has an expiry date. That said my first impression of this character is positive– ripe with possibilities. Enjoyed his and… Read more »

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I enjoyed Eve and Kate too!

Beth
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Beth

A Martinez is a terrific actor and his few episodes so far have confirmed that. He works well with everyone he’s been in scenes with so far. But it stings to say this because I wish that DOOL had brought him on sooner so that he could interact with KDP more. They are extraordinary together. I already feel like I understand so much of Eduardo’s backstory even though he’s only appeared in 3 episodes so far. Why oh why didn’t DOOL try to write more for veteran actors who know how to pull off grief, anger, rejection, or any other… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…They are extraordinary together.”

didn’t they just up the “it” factor

stratosphere / top draw

and took it to an all together ‘nother level

as only ; Kassie DePaiva and A. Martinez REELED

to say that all else paled in compare

you betcha

ps: I was going by the pic: his “goatee” stubble is not bad at all
his acting drove.. and KD’ helmed and flew

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

“It ain’t over till the fat lady sings!” And she hasn’t sung yet! There may be more twists and turns in the story that offer hope for future returns and better story for actors who are leaving. If they were not killed off we may see them again in Salem! (I even expect to see Kristen DiMera again, although I have no idea when! Maybe Andre will have something to do with Kristen’s return!) I also think a temporary change is good for the actors as well as the writers if the story told for the actor’s character was not… Read more »

nicholas
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nicholas

The fans of the soap opera Santa Barbara will forever remember him as Cruz . Cruz and Eden … what a love story … What a soap Santa Barbara was … We still miss it . Glad to see A Martinez back in the soap industry . Could someone revive Santa Barbara with new episodes ?

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Could someone revive YOU into 2015…LOL…but seriously though…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

A Martinez can’t go or do wrong, no matter what. He is la creme de la creme, always, without fail. Nonetheless, Kassie did it again….she stole the show. I love her more than ever. I only hope that this unique actress’s talent is not swept under the proverbial rug.

Thom Boise ID
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Thom Boise ID

Thought was good but rather predictable. Don’t like the facial hair. Was hoping there would’ve been a Santa Barbara reference!

Tim S.
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Tim S.

I heard that Cassie/Eve is being recast by Marci Walker.. It is brilliant casting by Days.. they are rockin it!!

Patrick
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Patrick

“god” I could let KD go; if this were true
and only…
if KD was the recast of NLG; Alexis Davis

k/kay
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k/kay

Tim: Marcy Walker retired from acting she is now a youth minister for Life Church in Edmond, Oklahoma.

James
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James

I hope Eve won’t be gone for good, I’m hoping DAYS might bring some people back if they get renewed. Probably keeping the budget down to help make that happen. Enjoying the show

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I left a brief message, stating that the chin hair on A Martinez does him no favors, and my comment wasn’t published. Yet countless others have mentioned the same thing. What’s up?!?!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Speaking of DOOL, Chad evidently doesn’t heal quickly. Will he still have that cut on his lip throughout the trial?

Jack Burke
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Jack Burke

Didn’t Marci Walker play the role Of Liza Colby on AMC?
I did not know she was possibly going to play Eve on Days of Our lives. I think that Kassie
does a very good job with the role. I will be sorry to see her go.
Personally, I started watching the show for it’s innovation, watching how Will and Sonny
progress. Now it’s like a different show, bringing back characters from long ago, before I started to watch.
Well, in all fairness, you can’t please everyone….and I’m not pleased.

Beth Serena/Josie
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Beth Serena/Josie

Yes she was Liza-and brilliant in my opinion –on AMC– but then on Santa Barbara with A Martinez and they were a couple.

Beth Serena/Josie
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Beth Serena/Josie

I love Kassie and she is a great actress and singer and don’t like that she got fired. I haven’t seen or heard anything about Marcy Walker taking her place in the role– but if that is true I think it is a brilliant casting move and will drive more viewers to Days.

Lspar
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Lspar

Love A. Martinez, that thing on chin needs to go. Reminds me of a Billy goat.

Addy Zieba
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Addy Zieba

he was brilliant

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

To the viewers who expected/wanted a reference to Santa Barbara, that is what GH does, not DOOL.

Mary
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Mary

I love this show. I am a proud fan of Days of our lives. 51 years I have watched this show. I have seen them come and seen them go. Keep up the good work. Mary

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

For the record, I hate what they have done to the character Aiden. Daniel Cosgrove has been amazing in this turn to the darkside, but sometimes I like a good guy to just be a good guy. He’s one of them. Loved Hope and Aiden. I think I’m the only one not looking forward to Bo’s return. I’m happy for his fans and for the sake of the Anniversary, I just wish they’d kept Aiden and Hope as endgame. My understanding is Peter Reckell’s return isn’t for the long haul. If that is true, I don’t look forward to going… Read more »

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I want to know what is up between Eduardo and Kate! Do they know each other from the past. Hope not because she had an affair with Rafe! A Martinez is doing a nice job. But he acts like a wounded puppy. I feel sorry for him. That may not be what the writers intended but he behaves like a dog who has been beaten mercilessly. Even though he was a bad father I get there is more to the story than meets the eye. I don’t remember having a feeling like that about a new character before, especially one… Read more »

lee
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lee

I watched a clip of Santa Barbara about two months ago and ended up watching the whole show from day 1 to its finale. As I watched it as a teen, I got hooked again. Literally a few days later, To turn on the TV and see A Martinez on DOOL, I threw my hands in the air saying yes! I was so excited to see him on my fav show let alone back again. I’m looking forward to his role on DOOL. Marcy Walker would be great casting for replacing Eve. Supposedly she quit acting years ago so although… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Mr. A. Martinez: I’ve watched 2 eps with him… and i’m smitten in the 9/23/15 issue of SOD… there is a wonderful two page ditty on his DAYS gig. he is so thought provoking… just a dear man… who cares about his craft… and has such nice things to say about his castmates I had no idea he was… on OLTL.. and worked with both Eve and Gabs… and here he is on DAYS, once again, playing , her father. Gabs… I’m going to enjoy seeing Gabs have a father… much to Rafe chagrin and/or dismay… the rebonding… between these… Read more »

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