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Abigail To Make Her Great Escape As Kate Mansi Departs DAYS: Watch The Promo!

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It’s a must see week of Days of our Lives with a major conclusion cliffhanger on the June 24th episode of the NBC daytime drama series. That’s the airdate that both Kate Mansi (Abigial) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) say goodbye to Salem and their characters of Abigail and Ben.

As viewers witnessed on the Friday, June 17th episode of DAYS, Abigail was burned in the fire at Shady Hills, which left her with burns on her hands and her arms, and her face exposed to accelerant.

When Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Chad (Billy Flynn) arrive on the scene, Chad immediately wants to see his wife. When he finally gets into see her, Abigail has a mask covering her face and has been sedated, but when she wakes up she sees another vision of Ben standing right near her bedside.  She insists to Chad that Ben is there, but there is no Ben once Abby glances over to the foot of her bed a second time.  With no one believing her, Dr. Robison sedates her again.

Later, Shawn (Brandon Beemer) reveals to Chad that the police investigation has discovered that it was Abigail who started the fire.  Chad is overcome and beside himself with worry.  That sets the stage for next week on DAYS.  In the latest promo from NBC, Abigail looks like she is about to escape Shady Hills once and for all through a window and leave everyone behind.  Will she be able to do it that way?

After the jump, watch the promo featuring Kate Mansi’s final week of airshows and then let us know  … what you think of how DAYS is crafting the exit of the popular character of Abby so they can bring her back as nuAbby now being played by Marci Miller? Are you sad to see Kate and Rob leave the canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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I think that the hospital’s name is Shady Hills. Isn’t Shady Pines the rest home that Sophia lived in on “The Golden Girls”? Anyway, I’ll miss Kate Mansi. She’s one of the few bright spots on DOOL right now.

ryan
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ryan

Yeah Shady Pines is from Golden Girls. I will miss Kate and Robert for sure.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

You are correct, PF. Abby is a patient at Shady Hills. I Googled Shady Pines which is featured in The Golden Girls.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

A very unimaginative way to take Kate out–and, yes, her story was a highlight and one of the reasons I started watching Days again-along with Patch and Kayla’s story–both stories are stagnant now–and I can take or leave Days now on any given day. Sigh! 🙁

Celia
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Celia

Hey, PF.
Your comment is soooo hilarious, I could not concentate after your first sentence. I am still cackling like a looney-toone. It just hit my funny bone!!!!!
Yes, I will mis Kate….buona fortuna…..

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

I quit watching Days after Will Horton’s murder, so I don’t know what the rest home is called. But you are right: Shady Pines is where Sophia had lived on “The Golden Girls.” As soon as I read that name in this article, I heard Bea Arthur (may she rest in peace) threatening in her booming voice: “Shady Pines, Ma, Shady Pines!”

Celia
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Celia

LOL, sonniorsolita. The inference between Sofia and Dorothy is sooo bittersweet, but hilarious. I agree, Dool recent stories are neither here nor there. Kate’s sendoff should have been ‘handled’ with much more sensitivity. Abby is coming back; therefore, why not pave a cleaner and ‘saner’ path? Then, there’s Rafe and Hope. What I would say to Rafe is: ‘Good riddance’ ! Who needs that fickle woman…damsel in distress, in constant comfort and need. She’s a grandmother, for Petey’s sake. Act like one!! Then there’s Ciara! OMG!!! Cannot tolerate this girl’s mumbled words, hushed nasal tones, barely moving her lips. Worse… Read more »

carol
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carol

yes shady pines is the home Sophia lived in on the Golden Girls

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

Abigail will probably return with a new face because of the fire and have a different identity due to amnesia or she will come to Salem without amnesia but wont reveal herself because of her Ben fears or she will reveal herself but no one at first believes she is Abby…or newface Abby arrives at the hospital with amnesia not knowing who she is…she cant explain what drawn her to Salem…then a mysterious man named Nelson Riddle arrives in town claiming to be her husband…he had found burn face Abby who was in another accident and developed amnesia…he knows who… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, I’m sure that’s what TPTB have in mind–a new face; how (not!) original is that?1

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

I know…right.

Tivette
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Tivette

Hey, that’s GOOD–I really like your storyline! Wish they writers paid attention to you! Great imagination!

Celia
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Celia

You know I am your greatest fan, Jimmy. Always have been. I absolutely love your “for instance”, or “let’s assume”. They all make better sense than the fare we are getting lately. Well, for some time, now. They killed the show when they killed Will. Nonetheless; what I don’t understand is why resurrect Aidan . He is a bad guy who is using both Hope and Ciara. Of course, Hope is too stupid to notice. She is so full of herself, she believes his compliments and declaration of love. She’s a cop. Shouldn’t her keen, trained senses tell her otherwise?… Read more »

judy
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judy

you said it aiden should of stayed death why bring him backwhy

Celia
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Celia

PS.
I hope I’m the stupid one and Hope is on to Aidan …..following her instinct.

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

Im not liking Aiden’s return so far…its not what i thought it would be…

ryan
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ryan

I will definitely miss Kate Mansi and Rob Wilson. It sucks that Days has lost so many great actors.

Jan
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Jan

Been watching DOOL since the beginning.. a long, long time. I wasn’t quite sure about Kate Mansi when she first started, but she grew on me, with better writing, her acting excelled. Ben was always ambiguous, sweet with a dark side. I did not like when DOOL allowed him to take her baby wile setting her bed on fire…way too violent for daytime TV! Yet appreciated the intense acting of Ben and Abby’s characters. Good luck to both actors!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I am going to miss Kate Mansi and Rob Scott Wilson so very much. Both have done outstanding work in the Salem Strangler and Descent into Madness stories. I wish both of them tremendous success in the future.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I prefer the recasting of an actor to be done with the simple announcement, “The role of …..is now being played by…. “. It’s not necessary to contrive a silly plot point to explain the switch. That said, I am sad to see Kate leave the show.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I hear you, Mister! I think we in the audience understand the nature of serialized drama to accept the convention of actor replacements for in the short and long term. We do not always need a dramatic plot point for an exit or entrance.

Mari
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Mari

no more spoiled brats days ok.

val
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val

This storyline shows exactly what is wrong with Days. They had a hot threesome they could have focused on for years much like B&B does with Ridge, Brooke and person x but they chose to blow it up by making Ben a killer. Yes, it worked the Ben storyline scenes were well acted and suspenseful and afterward we were left with i Chad and Abby. fans can accept it. Days knew Kate Mansi, their best heroine was leaving for months and instead of giving the fans what they wanted, a payoff of weeks of romance with a happy Abby and… Read more »

cooks7570
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cooks7570

I still don’t know why Abby has a baby and is Married at her age. Abby and Chad should be causing all kinds of Trouble around town.

Celia
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Celia

Really? I was married right after College and had a baby a year later. Kate and I are about the same age and Billy is 30 something. Young, but not so young! LOL.
I would think Abby caused enough trouble with EJ and Sami.
Sadly, she is leaving….just when her performances have been sooo stellar….sooo unequaled. I hope
Doors should be opening left and right for her….she is that good and then dome.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Lord..And then some…lol

Tim Clarke
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Tim Clarke

Geez is this the OLDEST soap-opera trick in the book or WHAT? Forty years ago, or more, the character of Larry Worleck on One Life to Live was played by Michael Storm who took over the role from his real-life actor brother. They bandaged up his face and explained that some cosmetic modification had occurred. It has since been done on soaps SOOO many times. Will they explain her new vocal inflections as well?
Oh well, not terribly original but this show drags along anyway.

Tim S.
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Tim S.

It has been good writing for her storyline. I am anxious to find out where they will go with it. I love a a good storyline that I don’t see coming and Days has def done that. Not always the Best Storylines but more original than others…. Thanks!!

Reney
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Reney

I will miss Kate and Robert.They are great actors and it has been so good to watch them play their characters.Their storyline of love,beytrayal,hurt and all out craziness has being so exciting to watch.Ben and Abigail craziness tops EJ and Sami’s crazy antics.The difference being EJ/Sami were not certified… insane.Kate Mansi has left her mark as Abigail.She will be missed.As far as Robert I am hoping he make his way back to Days again.He has been so good on the show.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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