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Alison Sweeney Special Message On Upcoming 4/21 DAYS: "Thinking Back On All The Pivotal Episodes … This Without Question Stands At The Top!"

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As Alison Sweeney is set to depart the NBC soap opera this year after more than two decades as Sami Brady,  the fan favorite posted a special message on her facebook page which relates to the current story, where it looks as if Sami may discover that the man she is about to marry, EJ DiMera (James Scott) has been having an affair with Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi)!

From this week’s promo of DAYS: A mysterious envelope shows up at the DiMera mansion that Sami gets her hands on which has incriminating evidence of EJ and Abby in the throes of passion.   So is it what happens next that will be one of the best episodes for Sweeney of all-time? Well, according to this post below, it surely is!

Alison: “I am so proud of the episode airing on Monday, April 21st. We worked so hard on it, and everyone gave their all. I hope you watch.  Thinking back on all the pivotal episodes I’ve been blessed to be a part of at Days of our Lives,  this without question stands out at the top. And believe me, as we were shooting it everyone was thinking about YOUR reactions. So … I can’t wait to read your thoughts after!! XOXO”

In addition, if you picked up the latest Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Sweeney also mentioned the episode  and elaborated a little more saying:  “In fact, we were in the fan event last November right when we shot those scenes, like giddy, practically from the excitement and the buildup it created in that particular episode. We did a read-through with the director and I am going to say that we dedicated probably at least nine hours or more of rehearsal time toward them.”

If you recall, On-Air On-Soaps had chatted with James and Alison in a very fun interview during that time at the Days of DAYS 2013, which happened right around the shooting of those scenes.

Let us know what you thought of Alison’s statement on the upcoming episode!  What do you think will go down?  Weigh-in!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Nick sent the envelope…no mystery there. I still believe Nick will be murdered for real this time and there will be many suspects…Sami will be sent to prison for the crime(A.S. is leaving) but itll be Percy who actually killed him!!! Once Percy is found out, Sami will be released from prison now played by Kelly Sullivan!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Will Sami be around in celebration of the shows 50th?

Dan
Dan

It wasn’t Nick, he was with Gaby at the time the envelope was being delivered.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Nick could have sent the envelope but someone else…maybe Percy…delivered it for him!!!

damien
damien

sami leaving soon, we need a final sami/ carrie/ Austin/ lucas storyline for old time sakes.!! sami better go down for a final crime against carrie! carrie and Austin can stay on!

Samidimera
Samidimera

Is this some sort of joke? LOL. It has to be. Sami is way past any of those losers you mentioned and her final story should not be wasted on them.

FAS
FAS

Right. But, I would like to see closure with Nick the Slick. This soap is getting to be so Mickey Mousish. Too many unsolved plots, too many storylines that are absolutely stupid, such as the looney-toon-Liam…so unrealistic…going too far with this….C’mon, now…let’s go. Oh, and what about the Nick business. Will told Rafe that this time it was not Nick who did anything illegal. Is he kidding!? Attempted rape is legal now? Why doesn’t one of those so-intelligent, wise, sharp-minded women record some of Nick’s underlying threats? So simple….Pleeeease!!!! Have they heard of modern technology? My little 3-year-old niece knows how to record from my cell.!!! Just smack Gabbi around a few times until she snaps out of this la-di-da state! Lol.

CUZZIE
CUZZIE

Sami is being recasted I think. But I’m sure the Sami circle, Kate/Lucas/Willl/Nicole & EJ-Maybe? will be gone in the next year. When GL’s Reva left in 1990, her circle of characters, Hawk, Sarah, Josh, Marah, Shane, Phillip, Beth, and Rick within months. Samatha stayed for two years, but was back-burner. Without the group leader, what’s their to stay? And Eve , Teresa, JJ, and All those new folks will be ruling the grounds so expect Will, Kate, and Lucas to follow as well. Sonny and EJ might last a year or two. The new Days of our Lives begins this year.

CUZZIE
CUZZIE

Sami has left before. Ali left in 1995, when Sami left salem for six months. Ali also left in September 1997 when Austin left her at the Alter. She took Will and left. Sami came back for Christmas and stayed til news years. Then she back that February for like three episodes and hung out with Franco. In April, Sami came back full time.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I think Sami will beat the crap out of Abby which causes Abby to miscarry the baby that Stefano knew she would be having. Sami runs off with Lucas and the kids. Abby will blame EJ for keeping her in the dark about the pregnancy. EJ will vow to take Stefano down!

Patrick
Patrick

powerful… last two sentences

Abby blaming EJ for keeping her in the dark

WOW

Woah

hold on

that will ripple A LOT

———–

as for taking down Stefano… I thought that was going to happen the last time around… when Kristen was still on the show… Whew! thank goodness it didn’t… be that as it may… with Kristen coming home… she could be the catalyst this time.. and take a side… as she told EJ… “i’m not taking sides”… but.. seriously… for the drama… to ensue… and AS to deliver – act your heart out… this is IT… curtain call… tour de force

You have my heart… and DOOL prevails

I just want… that the DiMera’s stand

for all the sensitivety… and humane bothering… they feel something… like… and prevail for coloring… whetting our appetite

FAS
FAS

And here it comes…all hell will break loose..? The “tell-all” photos were just slipped under the DiMeras’s door…. Bet it’s Percy.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well personally I am hoping it will be a honest betrayal of broken trust– no guns, no catfights, no over the top screaming matches, just two people trying to come to grips with the reality of infidelity. But since this is DAYS I might be hoping for too much, so whatever happens, I hope it lives up to hype.

dmr
dmr

Me, too. The other day when Sami whined about her son having a more memorable wedding than her, and when she went home and whined to EJ about Will kicking her out of his apartment-reminded me of how immature the character is and how cartoonish she acts.

Patrick
Patrick

I can’t lie… I get so over… AS’ Sammi… grandstanding… her virtuoso

21 years on the show… is a BIG feat’ure… she did it

be that as it may… for Salem’ tortured angst ridden… all the rest be damned… or stand at the cross and don’t rest their… it’s your call… “move”

and she will

i’m torn for the love lost… Sami for all the 21 years.. should get their… Heart beat

knowing… DOOL production… must forward… all the drama it can wring out

i’m with either or… and they can deliver

DAYS’ will go on… I hope they don’t jump right in to Ms.. Abs.. or perhaps… they do reconcile… but .. with the advent… of another DiMera… on the horizon… and, this time around… PLEASE… pull out all the stops…

for a showdown… of all they can… muster.. be… deliver… can’t stop… betwixt…

Kristen.. EJ… Stefano… Sami, Marlena, and the whole lot

this… in our minds… is tour de force

i’m in

Dan
Dan

Didn’t understand a thing you wrote.

Carol Welles
Carol Welles

Will the character of Sami be re-cast with another actress or will Sami find out about EJ and Abigail and just leave town – I don’t know if fans would accept a re-cast since Allison Sweeney is so strongly assoicated with the role of Sami.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

They should not think about recasting until after DAYS 50th. I believe AS will come back for that!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

If they did recast…id want Kelly Sullivan in the role!!!

CUZZIE
CUZZIE

Damn right I would. They better recast the role. Or if they don’t, at least keep Will on. But if they recast Sami, they need to turn the character into a back-burner contract-day player status, like GL’s Eleni. Have Sami just become Will’s mom, EJ’s wife and mother of their kids, and Marlena’s eldest daughter. Sami can only appear twice every two-to-three weeks. If I head writers, I keep Ali on contract but turn her into a back-burner, and drop Roman, Kate, Lucas immediately!!!! Then Sami would have no more front burner, just like Will. Sami and Will appear two appearances every three weeks but still on contract.

Maggie
Maggie

I’m not buying the hype. Days is in a ratings downward spiral, and this is an attempt to get viewers who haven’t been watching because of the sh*tty story, tune in. Sorry but Days screwed the pooch when they destroyed the essence of EJ DiMera’s character by having him cheat on Sami. This ratings stunt backfired on the show. They’ve lost their largest, most vocal fanbase, the one which could trend the show at will. Now they’re trying to get them back. Well, it won’t work this time. People may tune in Monday to see what happens, but no one is sticking around. Days blew it, and they shouldn’t be sending Miss Sweeney out to try to win back viewers. Too little, too late. Days inflicted this wound on themselves without any help from any outsiders. I’m going to enjoy watching them go down in flames.

Tsuds
Tsuds

I agree.. It is may sweeps…. they need the ratings!

Samidimera
Samidimera

I disagree. While I HATED this mess with Ej cheating on Sami (cause it’s just so OOC for Ej to ever do to his Samantha), I believe this show and Ejami can overcome it. Despite the poor story choices that TPTB continue to give Ejami, James Scott and Alison Sweeney are perfection when working together in any scenes and it’s because of their chemistry that Ejami works in spite of the crap thrown their way.

There are thousands of Ejami’s still rooting for their couple. I’m one of them. And I will continue to root for them as long as AS and JS play these characters. It’s never too late. Not for Ejami.

Maggie
Maggie

I think you missed the point of both posts. It’s the show that will go down in flames, not EJami.

Ray
Ray

This is the episode all “DOOL” fans have waited on since the affair started. I still think the long-term fallout of Abigail being pregnant could drive a story for years. I can’t wait for the confrontation with Abigail and Sami and Sami telling Jennifer. I love Kate Mansi and hope this story elevates her to one of the Lead Actresses of daytime.

Patrick
Patrick

this is why : I’m so excited… and it’s for cast reveal

what if Abs is really preggers?

what if Stefano… who was delicious… in his scenes with EJ… that he knows… all thats gone down…. and UP

LOL

this is truly for story

throw in the wrench… and machinations… of on par… Nick.. ready to bring down a notch… EJ… if he doesn’t tame and render Sammi… tight lipped… and steaming in her own… mindset

Nick , who’s acting is sublime… deserves a shot at elevation… Salem’s knight

I await… as the drama unfolds and ensues… to the delight… of ALL Salem’ites

Stand with… Fan Salute

DOOL ignites

Patrick
Patrick

sidebar : STAT

I do this, MF, for how little DOOL is featured

Mark Collier, Liam

deserves props

he renders me creeped out… why am I paying this guy attention…

yet

he prevails

the writing… has shown… him mystery

and… it’s true to form… for all the drama… Nicole, Eric, dag… tired Jenn… render.. for thee Daniel….

LOL…

Liam bothers

isn’t that enough

he’s under your skin and could top

Samidimera
Samidimera

KM won’t be elevated to a lead actress because the character of Abigail Deveraux is unlikeable. There’s a reason good girl Carrie never stuck around longer than a few years. There’s a reason Taylor Walker was booted from the show. There’s a reason people despise Jennifer Horton and why no couple for her has ever worked out except for with Jack (it was solely BECAUSE of Jack).

These characters, Abigail included, are hypocritical. They are deluded. They like to pretend they are constantly the victim in any given situation. They are pious and self righteous. Abigail Deveraux is a home wrecking slut. That is not an opinion. It’s a fact. She quite possibly helped destroy a family with children involved and has no remorse or care that people will get hurt.

She offered herself up as a permanent side piece “Sami didn’t need to know.” She told her mother what was bothering her “wasn’t WORTH talking about”. This girl feels badly only for herself because she didn’t get what she wanted and has now chosen to play victim cause Ej “should’ve shown some restraint”.

And let’s not forget this is the same girl that tried to break up Carrie’s marriage to Austin, this is the same girl that played two guys off each other for months. This is the same girl who pretended Chad “tricked her into bed” by lying about his cancer when Chad NEVER told her he was sick. This is the same girl who acted so disgusted with Chad’s lie and with Cameron’s secrecy.

THIS GIRL is the next leading lady? You wish.

Ray
Ray

I think you are getting the actress and the character mixed up. Sami has done her share of bad things, but we all love AS. I think Abigail has chemistry with every character, even if I don’t like the storyline. The character of Abigail is flawed, but aren’t we all? How many people made mistakes in the 20s and have huge regrets for the way they handled things when they reflect on the situation. I think the EJ/Abigail storyline was a great shot in the arm for the show. It got people talking about how shocking the storyline has been. It is all about ratings and keeping wanting to know how a story evolves. If you are going to comment on not liking a character is one thing. But, don’t discredit the actor/actress is is making the show more interesting and adding a new dimension to the DiMera storyline.

kay
kay

I certainly hope the episode is as good as Ali is saying it is because I have not really been impressed with her performances lately.. Ari ZUCKer can act circles around Alison Sweeney IMO. Kristian Alfonso is another talented actress on that show. Alison Sweeney has been coasting for a long time. I will not be sad to say farewell to the character of Sammy Brady.

Karen
Karen

I can’t wait. Ali and James going to bring the house down with their performance. They are what makes Days interesting for me . I just hope the writers don’t mess it up. EJAMI are the MOST talk about couple on Soaps.Even if you love them or hate them.

marie
marie

I could not be any more excited about those scenes. I have been waiting for months for the reveal and I am rooting for my girl Sami. My heart is breaking for her, but I know she will get through this because she is strong like that I expect Jamison to give stellar performance as only they can. I have stocked up on tissues because I know I am going to be a mess from crying. When the smoke is clear, I hope ejami can survive the betrayal and come out stronger than before. AS is going to bring it and I am giddy with anticipation.

Rhonda
Rhonda

Great post!

Rachel
Rachel

Can’t wait to see these scenes! Ali is so excited about them. I know Ali/James will deliver they always do. Go Ejami!

Tricia
Tricia

Can’t wait for the Ejami show down. James & Ali are their best when paired with one another as EJ & Sami whether it’s making love or fighting they never disappoint. Can’t say I was more then disgusted by what they did to EJ and his love for Samantha but hoping they get through this. On a side note I hope Sami knocks the shit out of What’s her face. Go Samantha Gene.

Patrick
Patrick

sentiment… moment (s)

for this Lady… Ms. Sweeny : who, literally… on her own.. it can be said… saved “our” DOOL.

I’m waiting for the fallout… her journey… her comeuppance… her path… to sojourn… her life

Sammi, for all intent and purpose… has commanded

I await… this glorious actor… to reveal

her beacon will never dim

Jenny
Jenny

I am so excited. Alison Sweeney and James Scott are an amazing acting duo. I have enjoyed watching them in these kinds of heavy scenes for years. Days and the EJ character are going to be shells of themselves after she leaves.

Jen
Jen

I’m unable to watch live so I’ll be doing lots of fast forwarding. I’m so happy AS is leaving. The only time I like her is when she is in platonic scenes with BD. I’m at a loss as to why this would have needed 9 hours of rehearsal. I’m sure the ratings will be high partly due to it being the day after Easter and many fans may have that day off from work.

Silo
Silo

Can’t wait. Poor Sami, she is in for a HUGE shock. Can’t wait to see Ali and James do their thing and for EJami to move on and heal from this!

Team Sami and E.J.!

Rhonda
Rhonda

Based on Ali’s excitement I am looking forward to the scenes. The Ejami fight will be epic, however I know that they will pull through this crap stronger than ever.

I am ready for Sami to kick Abby’s ass!

Laura
Laura

I can’t wait to see EJami implode. This relationship needs to end. Hopefully Sami has a HEA with Lucas.

Annonymous
Annonymous

I will forever miss this talented duo James Scott and Alison Sweeney as EJami without fail they will amaze me with their upcoming scenes yet again. Watching them together I can only compare it to watching Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton EPIC!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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