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Alison Sweeney Inks New Deal With Days Of Our Lives!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Great news for Sami fans of Salem! Alison Sweeney (Sami) has inked a new deal to stay with Days of our Lives after 20 years with the series!

Sweeney told Soap Opera Digest, “I am super-excited to stay, and I am so honored that they asked me to stay. The job continues to surprise and challenge me. I have already shot my 20th anniversary episode, which airs on January 6, so I had this huge milestone and it’s been such an amazing journey. I love my job, I love the people I work with and I love Sami.”

So now legions of fans are waiting for their beloved EJami duo to finally start a full-blown romance …  something that has been teased, and teased, and teased for years!  With so many other successful outside projects other than the NBC soap, how do you feel about the news of Sweeney staying put?  Do you hope DAYS will honor Sweeney appropriately for her 20 year anniversary?  Weigh-in!

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Dmitri
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Dmitri

I really like Ali, but I wish her character either changed her bed-hopping ways or left altogether.

Jessie
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Jessie

Sami is not bed hopping. To be honest I’m glad Sami doesn’t EVER sleep with EJ when they have their summer fling as DOOL likes to pair them in summer. Haha, Sami will never sleep with him unless it’s some kind of circumstances, LOL

Go SAFE / LUMI etc, i’ll take any pair of Sami’s as long as it’s not with EJ. Hell bring back Brendan, BRAMI was a HOT couple back in the days 😉

Elayne
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Elayne

I’m glad, too.

Quality over quantity.

AS/JS have been amazing with their love scenes. They’re different. EJ and Sami’s frst time, loving, passionate and sexy. Colleen and Samto’s first time, is how every woman’s first time should be. Grief!Sex, magnificent. Every human emotion was shown in those scenes. Unbelievable grief and anger, their emotions over riding their heads and erupting in a need that only each other could quench.

All three time were different and all three times were memorable.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree. I ship Santeen, but never will ship EJami.

the soap poet
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the soap poet

to everyone fighting over ej and rafe
your bubble I hate to break
but there has only been one man for sami brady
and that was her daddy,
but incest is too hard to take.
So she spend her life hating her mother
for having sex with her father and going from man to man
looking for roman, the girl needs some therapy before it’s too late.

Riririri
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Riririri

Having DOOL without Sami and AS is like having apple pie without apples, so very glad she is staying 😀 Ali has done a lot for the show and is always a trooper! I wish her many happy years to come! I’m aslo very excited about EJami story line and really wait to she what both Ali and James do with this. They never had an opportunity to explore that romance and I for one would be very interested to see what they will make of that story line! 🙂

Rocky Reed
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Rocky Reed

A day without EJ and Sami is a day without sunshine! They are super great skilled actors that bring out the best in each others talents. We have a fan club that would like to see them have their own show. They add so much to the show and they are so chili pepper hot together. I have watched the show for 35 years and this type of talent comes along once in a life time. Thanks Alison and James for your hard work and passion for what you do for a living. It is recognized by infinite numbers of… Read more »

Rocky Reed
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Rocky Reed

You are in the majority!!!! Ejami all the way to getting contracts for more seasons renewed!!!! Watch the polls change, that is if we don’t wait to long. More Sami and EJ, please!

Mana
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Mana

I have to add that I’m all about Ejami, I miss them when they are not on. I literally feel each beat of each moment that happens between them. I can’t even feel sorry for those he don’t like them coz I’m a complete addict where Ejami’s concerned!!!!! ♥Ejami♥4♥Ever♥

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

WOO!!!!!!! I love Alison and I love Sami. I know I’m in the minority, but this character has something really connecting to a classic soap Diva, and I love it!

Jessie
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Jessie

I agree 100% and your not in the minority because i feel the same way too.

Rocky Reed
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Rocky Reed

You are in the majority!

Christina
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Christina

Are you kidding me who would want that kind of obsessive EGAGME love. WE WANT SAFE LOVE ROMANTIC LOVE or we will not watch. If she’s back to be with EJ well I will no longer watch good thing we have FF and another Good thing I have another favorite couple on GH DANTE & LULU at least GH knows when they have a SUPERCOUPLE

Theresa Snow
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Theresa Snow

Word

SafenSound
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SafenSound

Co-sign about Dante & Lulu, I’m a fan now and have enjoyed watching GH than Days these days…

Cinnamon
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Cinnamon

I agree with you 100%. Dante & Lulu are a great couple. Just like Sami & Rafe are. Just wish Days would quit pushing Ej& Sami on people all because of spammed polls.
SAFE is a romantic couple super couple. Ej *& Sami are just plain disgusting and gross.

Lew S
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Lew S

I hear ya! I don’t see the chemistry there.

Chelsea
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Chelsea

I disagree. There are many fans that LOVE Ejami and even critics know that James Scott and Alison Sweeney have incredible sexual chemistry! We Ejami fans have waited 6 years for our couple to be together. The show has never actually made them a couple. It’s about time!

Jessie
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Jessie

Please, i hope Coday is lying in his SOD Nov Sweeps Previews because Sami will never love EJ not after all the shit he put her throough the years. Sami will NEVER trust him. This is why she never sleeps with him, 😀

Red
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Red

I can’t agree more! The time is coming n I can’t wait!

Sonya
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Sonya

Please…. Sami and Rafe aren’t in Dante and Lulu’s league and can’t compare to what Dante and Lulu have. GH is much better at writing couples than Days of Our Lives is. Safe is not romantic, all they ever did was bang each other, they are a shallow couple. As soon a Rafe saw Carrie the sparks flew, they were romantic and sweet and didn’t have to have sex to make them a rootable couple.

L
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L

Here, here. All Safe is is sex and EJ. Just listen to their conversations: EJ this, EJ that, oh EJ is so evil, EJ shouldn’t be with his children, blah blah blah.

Safe has no soul, no depth at all. If EJ wasn’t around, that complete and utter mismatch of a couple wouldn’t even have a story. Period. And, that, my friends, is the truth.

*Yawn* I’m suddenly overcome with the need to sleep…I wonder why? LOL.

Red
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Red

It’s so true. The couple isnt in any league. They’re safe and boring.

Leigh
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Leigh

L
I agree. What would Safe have to talk about and think about if they didn’t have EJ in their story? Safe seems all about EJ and trying to keep Sami or the kids away from him. They also love to be smug and hypocritical when they are together, so maybe they could write a story about that.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Your so right! Safe, and if not, Lumi! I want EJ to be with Nicole. Carrie and Rafe was good too. Give me anyone but EJami.

Rocky Reed
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Rocky Reed

You are not a true fan. True Fans don’t switch and they want more ejami.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

This is a stupid statement. Just because someone hates EJami does not mean they are less of a fan. Days is not the EJami Show, and never should be.

Ces
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Ces

Glad to hear she’s staying and happy on the show! Can’t get couples together too soon or they get dull real fast. I like Rafe and EJ so it’s fun that she swaps — wish Lucas was still in the mix too.

Sonya
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Sonya

I think they need more females on this show, maybe they could bring back Carrie. Both Lucas and Rafe liked her, that could be interesting.

Ces
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Ces

I’d love for Carrie to return without Austin in tow … I think Christie Clark is as valuable to the show as Hope, Jen and Sami – she’s a part of Salem history and she needs to return. What would Rafe do when he catches a glimpse of her again? Maybe Austin got caught in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps 😀

Leigh
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Leigh

I agree that they should bring Carrie back. Thought she and Rafe were better suited and had better chemistry than Safe. And then maybe Lucas could get into the mix with them. For some reason this last time with Austin on the show I just wasn’t feeling his character or relationship with Carrie.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree. Muldoon had more chemistry with Kate Mansi, and he just looked old and leathery in comparison to Christie. Carrie had fantastic chemistry with Rafe, and I loved how she had a budding friendship with Nicole. I think they should bring her back, have her reunite with Rafe, and her and Nicole can bring down Sami. Then, reunite Lumi and EJole.

Waverly
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Waverly

There are also legions of fans not wanting ejami too. Romance? Interesting choice of word. I don’t think I could ever take a ‘romance’ between them seriously after their history.

Sherry
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Sherry

I will NEVER take Egagme seriously!!! I didn’t watch for 10 months while Sami and EJ courted and flirted and SAFE was not together and I WILL NOT watch this farce that is Egagme!! So long, Days after 30 yrs viewing!!!

Tricia
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Tricia

As they say in Japan…Sayonara…watch a reality show why don’t you!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree. Someone said all Safe do is have sex. I think EJami is just full or near-kisses and loud breathing, or lusty thoughts. Sami and Rafe are in love and have a family together. EJ needs to be in a relationship with a woman that loves him, like Nicole. He did love her. I think he once did love Sami, but now all I’m seeing is him being obsessed with her.

Shelley
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Shelley

I love Sami!
I find myself saying that what she does is ok, she’s Sami! haha
Ali has been the 1 constant in DOOL! Glad that inked a deal to keep her!

Pam
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Pam

Im thrilled to know that Sami (and Ali) remains a big part of the fabric of Days. Im just so sick of the Sami and Jr connection. Grownup Sami needs to scheme while interacting with others and I tune in for her Love in the Afternoon with Rafe. Ali and Galen heat up my screen and I can’t get enough of SAFE! I appreciate how the writers have emphasized the depth of their relationship thus far.

Leigh
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Leigh

Well, to each their own, but I find Safe so very boring and have to FF through their scenes. Would prefer her with EJ or Lucas.

Waverly
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Waverly

I’m really glad Ali is remaining a part of the fabric of Days too. I love her character. I would be more excited about this upcoming story if we knew we’d have a scheming Sami back instead of one who is just going to cave to a man who has been so heartless and abusive to her. Days wrote Ej villainous and asked me as a viewer to invest in the story they created. I’ve been watching and rooting for a Smart Sami to get the upper hand only to be disappointed by her continual gullibility. It’s just annoying anymore.… Read more »

Leigh
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Leigh

I think that the writers have ruined Sami’s character by having her go from Lucas, to EJ, to Rafe, and maybe back to EJ within the span of a few months. It’s ridiculous and not believable to me. I agree that the writers have written EJ as villainous, but he is such a good actor that something about his portrayal makes me root for him (and apparently I am not the only one who feels this way). But I think that Sami has also done villanous things over the past 20 years, things just as bad as EJ and I… Read more »

L
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L

“I appreciate how the writers have emphasized the depth of their relationship thus far”

– Sex and EJ that’s all their relationship consists of. Oh yeah they’re “deep” alright. *eyeroll*

Elayne
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Elayne

Three times in six years?

The greatest thing about watching Sami and EJ is that while there’s always a sexual undercurrent, their relationship is about so much more than sex.

And Sami never has to use sex as a tool to make up for something she didn’t do, ahem, shower sex because Rafe was totally wrong and made Sami feel like she was.

L
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L

Elayne, I wasn’t talking about EJami, I was talking about Safe. I was responding to Pam, regarding Safe’s “deep relationship”….LOL. Sorry for the misunderstanding 😉

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I want Sami to be with either Lucas or Rafe. EJami is only about sex and loud-breathing, not to mention torturing each other. Sami has never loved or trusted EJ either, and I doubt she ever will. EJ needs to get his balls back and go after Nicole instead of being a wuss and groveling to Sami.

L
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L

Ummm…Nicole is NO match for EJ. All she does is cower and enable him. She doesn’t challenge him like Sami does. EJ and Sami are equals, they give as good as they get. EJ wants to be his own man, and Sami inspires that in him. Even if Sami doesn’t love EJ or never will love him, as you say, it still doesn’t change the fact that EJ will never truly love Nicole. It never went deep. It was more of a a friends with benefits kind of love. Oh, and in case you don’t realize it, EJole is an… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Lol, EJ has proven this past go-around that he does truly love Nicole. Yes they have sex often, but they also always cuddle and flirt and they have that sexual undercurrent. Same with Sami and Rafe, both are romantic couples. EJ and Nicole have hit each other, but hello, Nicole kidnapped his baby, and EJ cheated on her, not that these are excuses, but how would you react? Plus, not as much abuse as Sami and him have done. You cannot compare a slap to a shot in the head, or a bit of shoving to a rape. Also, Nicole… Read more »

Sophie
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Sophie

I am SO happy. I love Ali, love Sami and love EJami!

sweetzles
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sweetzles

I’m so glad to hear this news. Alison has always been a favorite of mine, and Sami as well. Hopefully the writers will give her the storyline she deserves, and let Sami and EJ have a chance to be together. It’s their time now. All other couples had their turn, and now it’s our turn. Hopefully we get the storyline we all deserve.

Theresa Snow
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Theresa Snow

I’m thrilled that Ali has resigned. I really am but sadly I won’t be a part of this days journey of pairing Ejami together. It’s sick and twisted and its sends a bad message to all that its ok for rape victims to fall in love with their rapist and call it a fairytale romance. Just wrong. I really Hope Days realize their mistakes b4 it’s to late. Sami heart will always belong to Rafe. No matter what tptb think

Jesse
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Jesse

It’s funny how re-signed and resigned mean the exact opposite thing.

Sherry
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Sherry

Agreed!!! I will not be tuning in either unless they realize many of us DO NOT want Egagme!!!

Tricia
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Tricia

What all Five of you?

Chelsea
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Chelsea

We have waited for Ejami for SIX years! It’s time! I can’t wait!

Sonya
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Sonya

LOL If someone is so weak minded that they watch a soap to get lessons on morality then they need to turn the tv off or go watch the Waltons instead. If that was the case then they probably think it’s ok to shoot someone in the head while they are passed out or to swap paternity tests on a whim too. I don’t hear anyone complaining about that. LOL

Tricia
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Tricia

Love it…they need to maybe go to church if they are watching soaps for moral direction! Assholes. Love your post!

L
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L

Yep. I don’t get the “logic” (or rather illogic) of that so-called “argument”. I mean, this is a soap opera where: – “the baddies” plant chips in “the goodies” heads and then by using a remote controle of some sort to change them ito a different person and to control them for their own malevolent ends; -memories can be wiped out and put on a cd; -people can die and come back to life multiple times; -events that happened during the Melaswen sl; -how Rex and Cassie came to be and that whole sl; -Marlena being “possessed”; -there’s a highly… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Some of these comments on here are so stupid. Nobody watches soaps for moral direction, but nobody watches soaps for S&M (EJami) either. If you want that, read 50 Shades of Grey. We watch soaps for romance, an EJami just aren’t it. After the horrible things they’ve done to each other, coupled with the fact that Sami just doesn’t love EJ and chooses other men over him all the time, I’d much rather see couples like Lumi, Safe and EJole, who, despite their problems, always come back together and work their relationship out. EJami never really come back together. They… Read more »

L
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L

Sorry to burst your bubble but Lumi, Safe, EJole aren’t romance either. There’s abuse in those relationships too-and REALISTIC abuse I might add .

As for S&M, I suppose there wasn’t any in EJole when EJ was choking her multiple times.

Hahahaha…You’re a riot.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I can see EJole being abuse, but then again Nicole kidnapped his daughter. How was there abuse in Safe or Lumi? Yelling and arguing is not abuse.

Lee
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Lee

I am glad to hear that Ali as resigned with Days but i will not be a viewer . After reading the November sweeps my days are numbered at watching this show. I have and never will support a relationship between a rapist and his victim and that is exactly what Ej and Sami are

SafenSound
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SafenSound

I also share in Ali’s renewal, but to have Sami again paired with Ej is beyond ridiculous. The only way I’ll watch is to see them end it and for Sami to be with Rafe period!

Sonya
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Sonya

The only way I’ll watch is if Sami and Rafe are not together. Period.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I really respect your passion for wanting Sami and Rafe together. But regarding your reply to me, I never called what Sami and EJ have as love, I like good storyline and whatever storyline works I will watch. As for EJ being an accessory to rape by not stopping Rafe 2 from having sex with Sami, my question is would you consider Stephano guilty of the same thing because how many times has he introduced look- a- likes to take the place of characters and they ended up having sex with unsuspecting spouses? Was Marlena being raped when she slept… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay, maybe I watched one too many soaps in my day that storylines blur together, but when did EJ raped Sami? I remember Lucas being in a life and death situation and Sami needed EJ’s help to save him, but he wouldn’t help her unless she slept with him. It was sleazy and sick of him to use Lucas life as means to get what he wanted, but was it rape if she argeed with his terms? Or was there another incident that I missed or is my definition of rape too narrow?

Red
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Red

I saw it as a sexual proposition to save Lucas life

Chelsea
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Chelsea

I did too

Angi
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Angi

For me it stopped being “rape” when Sami willingly had sex with him again. Just sayen.

Marlee
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Marlee

Same here. An indecent proposal.

SafenSound
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SafenSound

I suggest you go refresh your memory of those scenes because if you can root for a guy that proposed sex as a means to save Lucas who was trapped in a cabin cave-in and call that love, then there’s no wonder why I feel the way I do about egagme. In addition, Ej was an accessory to RAPE again when he did nothing to prevent Rafe 2 from taking advantage of her sexually when Ej and Stephano replaced him for the original Rafe, AND it was CLEARLY understood and communicated THAT EJ WAS AN ACCESSORY TO RAPE at their… Read more »

SafenSound
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SafenSound

My definition of rape was not defined in my previous post but rather the aired broadcasts of the episodes in which the characters themselves established it. It was not aired that Stefano was an accessory to Sami’s continually rape of Rafe 2 but I believe the GA can use common sense to assume that he was. Notwithstanding your question of whether Ej raped Sami if she agreed w/his terms in my opinion is YES. Why? Because Sami was exploited in light of her desperate attempt to save Lucas. Who in their right soapy mind would allow their loved one to… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Lee is right. i can never root for EJami as long as there are good other options for her-men she has loved, who have loved her and never raped her. And I’m a big EJole fan too.

hertpalms
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hertpalms

So glad to hear Ali has re-signed with Days.

I am very disappointed to hear that the show is going with Ejami. It doesn’t make any sense to me. EJ has caused nothing but grief for Sami.

She belongs with Rafe. He is a decent man always looking out for her best interests and loves her kids as if they were his own.

As a huge Galen supporter, however, I will continue to watch the show but only for him.

Elayne
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Elayne

I think Rafe is looking out for his best interests, not Sami’s. If he were Sami wouldn’t have to walk aorund on eggshells around him afraid he’ll walk out the door if she angers him.

I still remember watching her get into the shower with him to apologize for something that HE was wrong about.

Rafe doesn’t trust Sami he’s said as much and without trust a relationship won’t work.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Safe do need to work their relationship out, but I agree that they are good together. If not, then I think Lumi should reunite.

sandra
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sandra

The man who hired Rafe 2 to rape Sami as an imposter? Please do they want people to tune in or not?

Hope this is short lived and we get back to SAFE!

Sherry
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Sherry

They must not want SAFE fans to watch!! There are more of us than they think!!

Elayne
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Elayne

Four years of Safe have done nothing for the ratings and they’ve been pimped to high heaven.

Tricia
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Tricia

Give me a break besides GG, GT & Kenny there are maybe 5 safe fans that post over and over and over and over and over and over and..,.. I do my homework! The safe fan forum has 170 members (in 4 years) and no one and I mean no has posted in The Laughing Penguin (your safe fan forum)in over a year. Yeah you guys are really a “huge” fan base” there are so many of you.. RIGHT? Gee I wonder why Kenny finally woke the fuck up! Safe 170 members in 4 years Ejami over 6000 members in… Read more »

jessica
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jessica

I’m hoping ‘Safe’ fans will be tuning out! Then the Rafe cheer squad will be silenced and the real Days fans won’t have to endure the nauseating Rafe s/l! This cats gotta go! So please feel free to dislike the show and stop watching, I for one am begging you!

Sonya
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Sonya

They should bring back Carrie for Rafe, they were so sweet and sexy. Rafe didn’t have a problem being honest with her like he does Sami. Carrie is more Rafe’s type and they have chemistry whereas Rafe and Sami have none.

Tricia
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Tricia

Don’t take this the wrong way but Rafe has NO chemistry with anyone. It could just be the actor that palys him…Oh yeah it is the actor that plays him. I think if a different actor was hired to portray rafe he wouldn’t be so disliked. It takes talent.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree. I like Safe, but for me, Cafe and Lumi work better as an endgame. As long as EJole (not EJami) are together, I’ll be happy.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Safe should be back together. If not them, Lumi. EJami will never work for me.

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Not at all happy to hear this. Sami is my least liked character on the show.

Kathy
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Kathy

Mar/Dar ruined AS character (Sami) and she doesn’t make me want to watch her. If they go with the Ej/Sami pairing that will drain away pretty much all my enthusiasm for the show, and I think it will be very easy for me lose interest and stop watching altogether. I can’t support a pairing like this that for 6+ years has been nothing but lies, deceit, manipulations, and schemes and nothing about LOVE! Rafe and Sami is the LOVE story and why I watch DAYS!

Chelsea
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Chelsea

Love? Sami worships the ground Rafe walks on while Rafe continues to obsess about his hatred for EJ. Also, Sami has to be turned into a “good girl” in order for that couple to work. i have watched Days all my life, Sami was never the “good girl”! That is another reason why EJ/Sami work, Sami doesn’t have to change into another person, she can be herself with him. EJ loves everything about her, “the good, the bad, and everything in between”!

Leigh
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Leigh

Chelsea, totally agree that Sami character should have never been changed to this “Carrie” clone. It’s awful and boring. They just should have kept Carrie and let Sami be Sami.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Sami? A good girl? When? She covered up her lie of shooting EJ in the head, cheated on Rafe with EJ, helped EJ escape-technically breaking the law. I don’t see any good-girl Sami here! Sami belongs with either Lucas or Rafe, not some psycopath who raped her! EJole are the couple that can be bad, but I don’t wanna see EJ with a woman who has never loved him and treated him right. She turns him into a groveling pig. You talk about Rafe ruining Sami, heck, Sami ruins EJ! She turns him from a bad boy into a ball-less… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree. Carrie or Sami work for Rafe. Sami should never go to EJ. I don’t know why they even talk after the harm they’ve done to each other. EJ belongs with Nicole. If Sami can’t be with Rafe, have her go back to Lucas.

Ihaveworms
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Ihaveworms

Ali i’m happy you are staying on Days but i will be turning off my tube the minute it becomes the ejami show. JS is so boring with his eye popping, red face, over the top over acting scenes. If i have to endure that type of torture i will start watching GH once again. I hear it’s a lot of fun now.

Safe is what real day time romance is made of.

Chelsea
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Chelsea

Are you serious? Everyone from the soap industry praises James Scott for his acting! He is amazing!
Ali herself said that James Scott was the most talented actor on Days of Our Lives!

SafenSound
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SafenSound

Ali and Galen knows how to bring romance to Days screen, I know the tptb sees it too. 🙂

Red
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Red

Really cause the chemistry isnt there, we know that ejami brings in the ratings. It’s been proven on more than one occasion.

Elayne
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Elayne

If by romance you mean generic, and if by TPTB see it, you meant force it, then you may have a point.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

EJami seems forces, not Safe. Safe feels like a real love story to me. EJami seems yucky! The chemistry is forced, with their heavy breathing.

Leigh
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Leigh

This comment on James Scott acting is ridiculous. He is the best actor they have on the show. His character is very volatile and emotional, so he has to portray that range of emotions. His scenes with Chandler Massey were wonderful and the character of Will was never so interesting as when he was paired with EJ as his employee/protege. The writers made a huge mistake stopping that storyline. Oh and I think he was nominated for a couple of Emmys in recent years, so apparently someone disagrees with your assessment. Don’t remember any other men from the show besides… Read more »

Vicki
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Vicki

I completely agree with you. When I read the comment about James Scott and his acting ability I was speechless. Anyone with a pulse can see that the man can act. As a matter of fact sometimes I believe the show actually limits him. He is so powerful I dont think the writers can match his skills with good material. I also believe Eric Martsolf is a great actor but the writers have got to write just as consistently for him as they do James Scott.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I think JS is a good actor, but EJ belongs with Nicole. I would rather Sami be with Rafe or Lucas. That’s good romance right there!

whisper
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whisper

Exit stage left for this viewer. EJami has had many chances to bring up the ratings and they fail everytime. It’s because all the other fanbases make their exit till the show is entertaining again. Only EJami’s find them exciting, no one else.

Angela
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Angela

Really? They failed? Grief sex last year had very good ratings and so did the weeks after the cliffhanger and EJami were a huge focus, so I wll have to wholeheartedly disagree. I don’t think the pairing of Safe has ever done anything for the ratings because they are as dull as dirt.

Elayne
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Elayne

When was this?

The two times the ratings spiked it was because EJ and Sami were front and center. Once in November when they thought Johnny was dead and the last time right before the Olympics when it looked like they were FINALLY going to get together.

Both times the ratings went up and both times the writers went backwards and the ratings dropped again.

As MF said in his OP, the writers TEASE the fans with EJami but never follow thru, they’ve never actually gotten them together.

cjb
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cjb

Amen to that….6 long years and as JS said…they have never really written a love story, a couples story for Ejami. They are LONG over due and I love the gray but romantic element they bring to Days. The show has enough straight laced “good” pairings its time for one that has some gray in the middle. Sami and EJ are both ant-hero/heroine characters and they are at their best when they are true to character and not trying to become too pure or too dark. Their chemistry is unmatched….and they have never been official yet! They are going to… Read more »

Red
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Red

A ejami is certainly long overdue and I’m so happy that it’s coming

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Well the ratings now sure as hell suck, and EJami are together…what is your excuse now?

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree with whisper. No ratings boost because nobody cares for the forced gross couple.

Vicki
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Vicki

All I can say is “We will see”

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Wow, now I feel old, because I remember her first show and I can’t believe it has been 20 years. Personally I was rooting for Sami to end up with Austin, and when he came back to town last year, I had my hopes up, but now it looks like that ship has sailed for good. Right now, given her history with both EJ and Rafe I don’t understand why either one of them would want her and vice versa. Perhaps it is time for Sami to get a new love interest.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I think if she can’t be with Rafe, she should be with Lucas.

Nick
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Nick

Just wondering, How was Alison able to sign this deal when the future of DOOL is still very much in question? I believe that Sony’s contract with NBC to air DOOL expires in September 2013, with an option for 2013-14. The ratings for the show are dismal, especially in the key young female demos. The fact that DOOL shoots so far in advance (3-4 months ahead, I think) is a major negative for the show, IMO. If stories clearly aren’t working and registering with viewers, it takes at least as long as that for any writing revisions to be seen… Read more »

Brithney
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Brithney

The Days writers blew it after the Olympic cliffhanger. They had brought in well over 400,000 viewers with that set up, and EJami was front and center. Then suddenly the stories got flipped, and Rafe was thrown into EJami’s story and ratings soon took a dive. Overall, the writers don’t know how to keep the viewers they gain. They do a bunch of stunts to wheel fans in, but they don’t build on story. Also, 3 month filming ahead is going to effect them a lot. If stories aren’t working you can’t see any change for 3 months. I know… Read more »

Elayne
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Elayne

They pull Sami and EJ out when they need folks to tune in, they need their ratings up during sweeps and then side line them & fans tune back out.

If they do the bait and switch eventually, fans will keep biting.

Tricia
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Tricia

Hello! Rafe or our lives has cost this show big time! His character should be shot!

cjb
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cjb

Agreed…rafe’s random reappearance post getting dumped by Carrie was beyond pathetic and really killed the awesome momentum EJami had built up to…..SO so glad they are finally getting them back on track!

Red
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Red

We got rafed and that’s when it went downhill

JamesFan
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JamesFan

Why can’t she go away? Sami has been nothing but a cancer to this show for the past 18 years.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

You said it! So tired of that fickle whore! I love Ali, but all of Sami’s storylines revolve around men.

SAFEfan4ever
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SAFEfan4ever

I’m happy that Ali is staying another year, but I won’t be a part of a show that promotes a relationship between a rapist/abuser and his victim. It’s so wrong in so many levels. We’ve reminded TPTB time and time again that this SL sends a wrong message to the young generations and to the victims of rape and abuse. Yet, they play deaf ears to our pleas. I hope they realize that before it’s too late. I watch the show to be entertained during my downtime, not curse at what’s happening on my TV screen. I enjoy watching Sami… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Oh please– EJ and Sami are cut from the same cloth, both are liars, schemers and manipulators. They have this twisted S&M thing going on between them, where the line between love and hate is wiped out and passion and violence merge. Is it perverted? Yes. Is it demented? Yes. Is it entertaining- yes because it is a tv show, not real life. In real life the both of them would be an asylum for the criminally insane, but in a soap opera it works. I don’t think EJ even comes close to being a devious as his father Stephano,… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Exactly! The Sami that is with Rafe is Carrie 2.0. No wonder Rafe fell in love with Carrie as soon as she hit the screen. Whatever happens between EJ and Sami they always find their way back to each other. The writers need to bring Carrie back for Rafe and give him the woman he really wants.

Cathleen
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Cathleen

EJami is demented but they are NOT entertaining. Not for one second. Maybe to you but not to many. I’ve read that the ratings went up after the Olympics but why would anyone give EJami the credit for that? We didn’t get to watch anything but that for 2 wks, every show had a spike in ratings after that. Makes me laugh that you all are so proud of it when all it was was Will saving Sami afterall. LOL

Elayne
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Elayne

There is a segment of the audience who want fare that’s more adult oriented. Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, Dexter, etc. Why shouldn’t DAYS appeal to a broader audience and give couples everyone can love. Sugary sweet couples and hot and spicy couples? Something for everyone. If anyone can’t handle hot and spicy or don’t like sugary sweet, that’s what the remotes for.

april
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april

I am a rape surviver(not victim)i love sami/ej together.its fiction not real!and how come i never hear how evil sami is for raping austen or how evil jack is for raping kayla or how evil bill was for raping laura?the other characters were all forgiven and its not talked about so why doesn’t ej get the same forgiveness.it seems to me that there are rapists running all over salem and thats acceptable if you’re isn’t dimera!and i don’t think most people want to watch soaps for family values.if i wanted that i’d watch the waltons!

Red
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Red

I love ur post. I praise u for ur strength.

Elayne
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Elayne

I was in your shoes, too, and I love Sami and EJ. To your list can I add Victor raping Nicole and Tony raping Liz.

As a woman if I am upset about a rapist and his victim I should be just as offended by romanticizing any rapist.

Sophie
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Sophie

A relationship between a rapist and his victim wasn’t a problem when Sami and Austin were together.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

It was, and nobody was rooting for Sami to be with Austin, they were rooting for her and Lucas.

Marlee
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Marlee

I feel if your concerns were legitimate and heartfelt, the show would be more inclined to listen. I’ve known for years if the “Anybody but EJami” fan bases kept crying the rape, it would lose its impact. The word and argument were overused by those who could care less about real victims, that’s where the argument went off the rails. Now, nobody is listening. I used to think about it when I saw posts like this. Now I no linger give a rats azz. I’ve even become a huge EJami fan.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree. EJ and Nicole have the gray romance everyone wants. Sami makes EJ a weakling and a wimp who begs for a woman who doesn’t love him to be with him. Those two did so many twisted things to each other. There’s a reason Sami abandons him everytime for Rafe and Lucas. Because she actually loves them!

Patti
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Patti

I am very happy that Ali has agreed to stay on as Sami on Days. I am, however, disheartened that once again we are having Ej and Sami thrown in our faces as a couple. Considering the horrible acts Ej has engineered on Sami I find it insulting that they would consider this relationship. Ej raped Sami, had her raped by a imposter, and kidnapped her little girl and set it up as if the child was dead. This is not romantic it is despicable. I hope Ken Corday reconsiders this storyline. Sami needs to be with Rafe who is… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Yes, he treated her with such with respect when he lusted after her sister, the one person every guy she’s cared about chose over her except EJ. He also showed such respect when he lied to her face over and over and over about being Nicole’s baby daddy when he knew it hurt her, and on top of that was will to bed her and never tell the truth. At least with EJ she knows what she’s getting, Rafe is a hypocrite who pretends to be all knowing and right.

TinyTim
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TinyTim

Oh please, that arguement is redundant and dull. Safe’s marriage was suffering because of EJ’s obsession. NastyGriefSex turned Sami blind to the fact she was pulling away from Rafe and being quite a biotch too. Carrie was there helping Rafe and a kiss happened. Big deal! So what if Nicole asked a friend (EJ has never been a friend to anyone) to help her do something Sami had asked of Rafe as well The fact that Sami is such a hypocrite to get upset and not understand why Rafe did that (again to keep another child from EJ) is ridiculous… Read more »

cjb
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cjb

FOR REAL!! The second rafe learned Carrie’s name “safe” was D.O.A. With Sami Brady….there is no coming back from falling for her SISTER!! OMG! Even in real life that would be a deal breaker!

I LOVE that EJ has only ever had eyes for Samantha….he never once leaned Carrie’s way, and he would not have bothered with Nicole or her ridiculous sister had Sami not rejected him.

Karen
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Karen

Rafe is the one who offered up his sorry butt as father to Nicole’s baby. Nicole did ask him to do that. And I’m sorry, but just because Sami was distant in her marriage doesn’t make it ok for Rafe to push his tongue down her sisters throat. Also, Rafe and Carrie were attracted to each other long before Sami slept with EJ so your point is moot. As Sami said, Rafe is a hypocrite. He’s always right, while everyone is wrong….Please! He and his boring sister should leave Salem ASAP.

Karen
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Karen

Correcting my last post by saying that Nicole Did Not ask Rafe to play daddy. Also Rafe and Nicole were never friends when he offered up the lie, so that’s BS about him helping his friend. He did it to get back at EJ and to hurt Sami period.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Thank you TinyTim! I do love Carrie with Rafe, but I’d much rather have Sami end up with Rafe than have her end up with EJ!

Sherry
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Sherry

I love Ali and her character, Sami. However, I will not be watching her if Sami is to be linked romantically with EJ!! Sami LOVES Rafe and will NEVER love EJ the same way. I will not watch a victim be “romantic” with her abuser!!! If I can’t have ROMANTIC SAFE together..well, good luck with the show!! I have signed off as of Oct. 31st unless I see something worth watching which will not be Sami and EJ!!! I love SAFE and will not settle for Ejami!! I know a lot of us feel this way…Give Ejami their time but… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

A couple weeks back on this website there were over 100 posts supporting EJ and Sami being together. I guess these are the people you refer to as bullies. I seriously doubt the writers are influenced by public opinion, if they were the show would be a mess. Wait a minute– maybe that explains it, instead of writing for ratings they should just write a good storyline for a change, for that is what is killing this show, not because Sami isn’t with Rafe.

Tiffany
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Tiffany

Reading these comments I see a lot of anti EJ and Sami spammers who have nothing better to do than spew crap all over the comment section. It’s so obvious the agenda going on.

Elayne
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Elayne

Yes, Sami and Rafe had several years being catered to with the writing and suddenly the “bullies” have “won”. If only this were true EJami would have happened years ago.

Elayne
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Elayne

NBC/SONY doesn’t respond to “bullying”. They respond to the ratings & what will bring eyes to the commercials.

Obviously, Safe isn’t bringing enough eyes, but during the CH and GriefSex, eyes were brought to NBC and that isn’t bullying, that’s the bottomline all businesses pay attention to.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I think people have misunderstood what I was trying to say or else they are responding to the wrong comment. My point was a good storyline is at the heart and soul of any soap opera. When writers are driven by who likes who and they keep changing course based soley on ratings — the storyline suffers. I still maintain a good well written storyline will bring in viewers regardless of who is with who. If Days tanks it won’t because Sami was with EJ or with Rafe. It tanked because the storylines and characters were all over the place… Read more »

Sonya
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Sonya

I don’t see how I’m a bully since I very rarely post anywhere but whatever. I guess if I’m not a fan of Sami and Rafe that automatically makes me a bully. I hope the writers will bring back Carrie for Rafe, they were a much better match and CC and GG have a ton of chemistry. I will never forget the way Rafe couldn’t keep his eyes off of her when she was rubbing ice all over herself, they were so sexy and romantic. Cafe Forever and Always.

Elayne
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Elayne

I thought the best thing about Carrie and Rafe was that Carrie was still allowed to be Carrie. She didn’t have to pretend to be someone she wasn’t, she was perfect for him just like she was.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Yes Cafe forever! Safe is good too, but I think Sami is destined to end up with Lucas.

L
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L

Oh and you aren’t a bully I suppose? ! Hahaha…Thanks for the laugh, ma chérie 😉

True, EJami fans can be vocal, but in general they’ve always respectful. Anti-EJami fans are just as loud (if not more so) and they’re often quite NASTY-even going personally attacking people who like EJami as “sick”.

L
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L

* even going as far as attacking people personally and calling them “sick”.

Marlee
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Marlee

Bullies. LOLHow did you find out I Have Ken Corday chained up in my basement? He will do as I say, or I’ll take away his iPad.

Judy T
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Judy T

Very happy for Ali….but cannot support the EJ/Sami storyline. Mr. Scott may refer to their everending story as a “fairy tale,” but I totally disagree. When you love someone, you don’t put a psychotic felon in her bed to have sex with her, thinking it’s her husband….that’s called rape. I don’t see much love there, not to mention all his manipulations just so she can be seduced by him. If this is what Ken Corday is investing his “lock, stock and barrell” in, I’m afraid he blew it! I’ve watched Days since day one…. sure, we had storylines of rape… Read more »

Wallflower
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Wallflower

I suppose it was different when Sami raped Austin, then, eh?

Judy T
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Judy T

Sami was young then…not a mother of four. She has had years of experiences and maturing. Can we all say that we would repeat our past mistakes knowing the pain they caused. A soap isn’t like real life, but it should be realistic to a point… Sami’s bouncing from man to man as a mother of four has turned her into a morally low character…this past year she has been written OOC and it’s disappointing to see. She admits to Rafe just last week how she now realizes all EJ has done and what a fool she was to believe… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

She won’t lose me as a fan if they go with EJami, and I’m sure there’s many who feel the same way I do. EJ apologized for what happened that night and even Sami herself said it wasn’t like that. She was hurt because of the way he treated her after. Sami has moved on and so have majority of the viewers IMO. Agenda driven posters mean nothing, and it’s obvious that’s all it is with people screaming Rape whenever EJami are close to getting together again. Sami has been written OOC with Rafe. She becomes Carrie 2.0 and lose… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Karen, then I think Sami should be put with Lucad. They are the gray couple of the soap. I hate to see EJ become the boring goody two shoes he is now because Sami insists he avoid the DiMeras and “change”. You EJamis claim you want the gray couple, but you just get a sappy boring relationship. You cannot have your cake and eat it too.

JO
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JO

So glad that Ali is staying, but not happy at all about any potential EJ and Sami pairing. It’s makes no sense at all and is insulting to a majority of fans.

L
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L

How do you know it’s a “majority of fans”? Do you know the entire GA? And who they like/don’t like?

Rotkopf64
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Rotkopf64

Happy for Ali but I’m so disappointed in the possible pairing of Sami n EJ. I will not be watching if they pair EJ and Sami together! SAFE is all I care to watch! I guess I will have to start watching GH TOO!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree. I am so sick of EJami being the forefront od Days.

one4damoneytwo4daslut
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one4damoneytwo4daslut

EJ? I’m done!

SafenSound
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SafenSound

Luv the sign-in name, lol!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Spot on!

TheDonald
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TheDonald

EJAMI YOUR FIRED!

So i’m going back to my penthouse and tune back to GH which was my favorite soap back in the day. DOOL has broken promise after promise. First we were told there would be more vets, 1/2 of them are gone. Then we were told we’d be getting more romance and adventure. Where is the romance and where is the adventure??

Peter Reckell is a smart cookie for getting off this sinking ship. Now i hear more bad news that EJami are to get a new start, ha, what a joke. Bye Bye Losers.

SafenSound
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SafenSound

I can appreciate that they left him an open door to return. 🙂

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Hopefully Bo comes back. So sick of EJami always being on the show. They’re a bad couple and waste of airtime.

RJ4
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RJ4

Glad to hear that Alison is continuing. Sami may make you crazy and you want to shake her at times because she does things that you just can’t believe, but she keeps the show hopping, lively, and entertaining. I suppose this is not going to be popular in this venue, but I would not mind seeing an Ej/Sami romance for real. I know they have a terrible past ( I was not watching when the worst happened many years ago, so maybe I do not know or feel the impact as much eventhough I can understand how people feel), but… Read more »

Brithney
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Brithney

Your opinion isn’t unpopular at all. Many fans Love EJami and want the romance. Otherwise they still wouldn’t be an option on Days and still be in each others stories the way they are. The comments sound agenda driven, and I’m pretty sure a person is probably spamming up a storm to drown out the EJami support before theiir fans come to comment. I guess it’s that serious for some.

L
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L

Agreed, except for the Rafe and Sami bit ( can’t stand them, sorry).

EJ and Sami have a lot of potential and I would like a different story written for them, instead of the complete garbage that’s been written for them in the past.

I don’t know if it’s going to happen though. I don’t trust KC and Tomsell. At all.

karen
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karen

I am so happy Ali resign for another year..Now if the writers can bring bck the badass/feisty/edgy Sami ..Sami/EJ one of the most popular couple on soaps.It’s time for Days to acknowledge them and give them a real chance NOMORE TEASING.Their chemistry is off the charts and they could be the superpower GREY COUPLE

Prashanthy
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Prashanthy

Yah , I’m so happy that Ali re-signed!!!!! Ejami all the way :)!!!!!!

Cherish
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Cherish

“So now legions of fans are waiting for their beloved EJami duo to finally start a full-blown romance …  something that has been teased, and teased, and teased for years!”

I love this part, it’s so true. I have been waiting forever for Ejami. Glad Ali decided to re-signed cause I am so ready for ejami baby!

Karen
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Karen

So happy to hear about Ali, and I’m even more excited to finally see Days give EJami a real shot. I’ve been watching Days with my mom for years, and it’s great to know one of my favorite character will still be around. Ali and James have amazing chemistry, and make EJ and Sami one of the hottest pairings I’ve seen on Soaps.

Lena
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Lena

So glad that Alison will be staying on Days. The character of Sami has become one of the most iconic on the show and it wouldn’t be,the same without her. Besides, if there’s no Sami, then there can’t be an Ejami pairing, and the possibility of EJami is what brought me back to the show in 2009, and is what has kept me watching through some pretty dark times for EJ and Sami. I’m excited by the preview that Days is putting “lock, stock, and barrel” behind them. What an exciting, dynamic, passionate couple they can be with good writing!

Tiffany
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Tiffany

Yay for Ali!!

Bring on EJ and Sami 🙂 I’m such a big of the pair, and can’t wait. Thanks Michael! As always, keeping us soap lovers in the loop.

Red
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Red

Im so freaking happy that she signed on for another year. Can’t wait for ejami to begin and yes they will be the endgame:)

Prashanthy
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Prashanthy

I’m so happy Ali re-signed!!! Can’t wait for Ejami!!!!

Angela
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Angela

Thanks for the news Michael! I’m very excited that Ali has a new contract and will be around at least another year. I’m very hopeful that Days has finally seen the light and will finally give EJami a chance.

Monica
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Monica

I’m thrilled Ali is staying on Days!!! I’m part of the legions of EJami fans that has been waiting for 6 years to see them finally have a romance! Bring it on!!!

Brithney
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Brithney

I wasn’t even aware Ali’s contract was up. Thanks for the info Michael, and as one of the legion of EJami fans I’m excited to finally see a real romance for these two. No more Stepford wife Sami please! I hope Kristen being on the scene will bring back the real Sami with fire. It will be fun seeing those two interact, and then Eric is coming on the scene also. Fun times ahead with Days. It looks like all my soaps are bringing the drama.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

As a fan of Ali/Sami, Ejami and Days, I am very excited that Ali is staying and EJami is FINALLY a go! James Scott and Ali have incredible on screen chemistry . It’s about time these two great actors are in a lead romantic story together! Looking forward more than ever to Days!

Kiren
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Kiren

Thanks so much for doing this article, I’m over the moon EJami is finally FINALLY being given a chance and I will be watching the tv screen avidly for the first time in years instead of muddling through the YouTube clips for EJami scenes

Paul
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Paul

Ali delighted your staying with Days can’t wait for our Ejami reunion loved KC what he said about our couple in SOD its time to end Safe they are a ratings failure when ever Ejami got together the Demos have gone grief sex proved this last year and when they were together in August ratings were good they going went down when Rafe came back into Sami’s life. Rafe needs to move like Lucas has done he will never belong with Sami EJ is only man that loves and understands her even Sami said was herself with EJ. Ejami fans… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

To Safe fans you had your couple Days has given you loads of pay off at the the expense of Ejami and EJ. Ejami fans never had Ejami in the way we want them and that is Sami loving him over Rafe and Lucas its our turn now and i still say and i believe our fan base is much bigger than yours by a mile, I don’t want to get into a row with you anyway this is about Ali and her staying with Days i am delighted to see her stay another year. Ali whatever story like you… Read more »

Red
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Red

I completely agree

Cherish
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Cherish

I agree also. The ejami fanbase is huge. There.is.no.comparison

Gail
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Gail

There was never a payoff. EJ was always ruining everything. Every time Safe were looking happy the writers tossed in more EJ obsession. Tweaking Sami’s emotions negatively just enough to upset their love story. I HATE EJ

Elayne
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Elayne

Which just proves that Rafe’s obsession with EJ was the entire basis of Safe.

Bad writing? If you have to throw someone under the bus to make a pairing work, well, there’s Safe in a handbasket.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

You’re so right! EJ always ruins everything. He should be with Nicole. In terms of ratings, bring on Lumi. They have an enormous fanbase.

myendlessloveejami
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myendlessloveejami

Totally AGREE..Also..Great Post.

Paul
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Paul

That poster who said Ejami has had many chances to bring up the ratings is full of rubbiish. When has Ejami been written as the rooting couple? Last 6 years we seen Sami lust after Lucas and Rafe while she was with EJ you think Ejami fans want to watch that crap the sux summer of 2010 was all Safe and we had Ejami together while she was thinking of Rafe your couple is the one that tanked the ratings when they had Sami shoot him and Safe reunion ratings were something like 1.7 i think Ken Corday finally realises… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

You can say that again!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I retract my comment.

Kay
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Kay

I’m glad Ali is sticking around. Sami is one of my favorite characters so this news is great to hear. As for ejami… I’m super excited! I’m ready for the writers to go all in with this couple. No more teasing! I’ve never felt a better match for Sami than EJ, though Brandon did come close. EJ loves every facet of her completely and never tries to change her. It’s intriguing and I would love to see Sami admit she loves him (because we all know she does), let go of her fears and be with him.

Maggie
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Maggie

I’m so happy that Ali is staying with Days for another year. What an accomplishment for her to reach her 20th anniversary with Days when she’s only in her 30’s. But then, this is a woman who’s quite adept at accomplishing a number of things, from actress to TV show hostess to spokesperson for a variety of causes. This is a woman who sets goals for herself and then achieves them. A quick look at Ali Sweeney’s life makes the rest of us look like giant slackers. I’ve loved me some Sami Brady since Ali first brought us this rebel… Read more »

DD
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DD

The question is “how do we feel about the news of Sweeney staying put”? I’m loving it! I’ve loved her work on Days over the years and even though there are times the viewers want to spank Sami for being bad, the fact that the character invokes so much emotion tells that Ms. Sweeney is doing her job and quite well, I might add! I do hope that for 20 years of loyal service to the show, Days does something special for her! I’m grateful that even though she has other projects outside of Days, including first and foremost her… Read more »

Lisa Greenway
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Lisa Greenway

Great!!Im so happy.Sami is a fave of mine now.Now maybe we can get to the EJAMI story Me and many others have waited 6 LONG years for.Perhaps once their story gets going again,we can get DEMOS(thats what pays the bills)back into second place again,like the end of August.Into it veered off into boredomville.Yea Ali!!!And GOOO Ejami…

Elayne
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Elayne

I am thrilled that AS has re-signed and that Corday has finally realized that his attempts to ruin EJ and Sami have failed and that many fans simply love them together, and yes, they have had many romantic moments, among the bad. I’m tired of being teased and had walked away from DAYS soon after the CH ended and Rafe transported back into Sami’s life. Watching Sami grovel to a man who constantly puts her down and disapproves of her isn’t romantic at all. At least when EJ and Sami fight, it’s as equals. He treats her as an adult,… Read more »

L
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L

Bravo! Very well said Elayne. The whole “rapist with his victim” is just a load of hypocritical, agenda-driven bs (sorry for the language): 1. They have a problem with EJami because EJ raped Sami-which I can understand. But then they turn around and want this “rapist” with another woman (Nicole)-who he’s abused emotionally and physically. Wha…?! 2. This soap is just too absurd to take it seriously…Speaking for myself, I find it IMPOSSIBLE to apply real life logic and values to this soap in particular. Often I find myself saying “Man this soap is so dumb.” It also looks incredibly… Read more »

Elayne
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Elayne

DAYS isn’t sending any messages. If it were why aren’t their cries of outrage over the way the SPD is portrayed. The medical staff wouldn’t know a HIPPA violation if it bit them in the backside.
I understand that there are fans who don’t like EJami. That’s fine. I don’t like Safe or Jarlena, but getting on their high horse and trying to preach from some moral superiority or question MY morals speaks more about them than it does about me.
I do know the difference between real life and reel life something I’m not sure some do.

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DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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DAYS Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans & Chandler Massey Take You Behind the Scenes of Kayla and Justin’s Wedding

On Wednesday’s heartbreaking episode of Days of our Lives, viewers saw just how the nuptials of Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Justin (Wally Kurth) eventually wound up!

Justin told Kayla that Steve (Stephen Nichols) still loves her, which put a halt to the proceedings and ended the romantic relationship between the two dear friends, who found love with one another following Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) death, and Kayla believing Steve did not want her back.

Now, The DOOL app has posted a rare behind the scenes view of the making of the wedding – with moments from the key scenes, rehearsals and interviews with the cast involved.

Chandler Massey (Will) weighs-in on Will’s debut as a wedding officiant and how that went south, while Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth shared why they loved this storyline so much.

Wally expresses how the last six months have been some of the best storylines of his soap career, while Mary Beth says that Justin and Kayla’s relationship was so adult and that in real life, both actors have known about people who fall in love with their dear friend, after losing their significant other whether it be by divorce, or death, or whatever the circumstance.

If you don’t already have the DOOL app on your mobile device to watch the segment, you can get more info to download here.

We will have more to say on the memorable performances at Michael Fairman TV later in the week.

So, what did you think of Kayla and Justin’s wedding and the fallout? Comment below.

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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one and part two and part three of their discussion below.

You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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