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Australia's Channel Nine Axes Days Of Our Lives After 45 Years!

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Now here is some not so good news for the folks down under and Days of our Lives!  After 45 years on the air in Australia having debuted there in 1968, Channel Nine is discontinuing airing episodes of DAYS and will air its final episode on April 26th.

According to Australia’s TV Tonight a network spokesperson said, “Nine is revamping the timeslot. We made a commercial decision not to renew Days Of Our Lives.”  However, last week DAYS ratings were up in Australia, averaging 126,000 viewers and beating TEN’s Ready Steady Cook (124,000) and Seven’s Dr. Oz (118,000). It ranked second the week before.

This isn’t the first time Nine has dropped a Sony soap, either!  In 2007 Nine dropped The Young and the Restless after 31 years for the short-lived panel show The Catch-Up. Fans flooded Nine’s online forums at the time. Foxtel wasted no time in snapping up the show, which now airs on Arena.

Let it also be known that DAYS in Australia is at least a year and half behind on U.S. episodes, as it gets pushed back each year for Cricket season televised games by the television network.

Looks like Australia is getting a bad case of the cancellation soap flu!   Why are the American soaps not captivating foreign audiences anymore, unless it’s The Bold and the Beautiful?   Why do you think the Australian market lost interest in DAYS?  Weigh-in!

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Perhaps Sony has intentions to putting the soap on-line..
The networks are struggling trying to compete with the internet and Netflix, HuLu Plus, Amazon and the TV internet streaming devices, that people are using to watch most of their TV shows, now days..

There are the networks CBS and FOX who now are thinking of ”charging’ to watch their networks shows..
things are rapidly changing for media viewing..
Network TV is failing/can not compete. ..

This doesn’t apply to anyone that lives outside of the USA, as none of the above are able to be accessed outsiside of Nth America.

Get this show back on now Or I’ll chop of cancels

I can tell you why as an Australian with many friends who watch it. Channel 9 have dropped it to play sports over summer to the point we are once again about 2years behind. SO we have only recently aired and gotten rid of Carly Manning. Everyone I know said what they did to Bo & Hope (who had a HUGE following here) was disgusting and they stopped watching and never returned.

I’d still be watching if they genuinely made good on opportunities like Carly coming back to mess with Bo and Hope. I’m not shocked this show is missing the mark both with audiences in Australia and if we are honest in the US too. They are too fixated on old news couples. The show lacks punch and creativity. It all takes a backseat to baseless historically driven drivel.

Michael, unfortunately here for a soap to work it seems to have to named Home & Away. This seems to be the only soap Australians will watch. It also doesn’t help that we are back to being over a year behind due to ch9 yanking Days off the air everytime a sporting event occurs. Over summer Days is lucky to air once a week while the cricket is on.

Its already been said that one of the major networks is thinking of going to cable. So, this does not surprise me.

I think it’s mainly the storylines. I am from Australia and have watched Y&R and used to watch Days for years until the storylines went pearshaped with the possession of Marlena and all sorts of weird ones. Have to say that I still watch Y&R but stopped watching Days.

A show that has been on tv for 45 years must be popular. What a joke to can a show watched by so many viewers. Shame on channel 9.

I agree. Can’t believe they did that to us 🙁

I live a country area where we have very poor radio reception so have been watching days for 30 years and I like it, channel 9 what are you going to put on to replace it – not a thing so far!!!!!!!

channel nine is useless watching DOOL is the only reason i bother turning the television on here during the day, hopefully another channel will pick up the soap, we love it in Australia, in the meantime i can now be freed from watching the endless commercials for funerals and life assurance that we are inflicted with on day time TV.

I also agree there will be no reason for me to ever switch onto channel 9 again ,I have watched days since day 1 and that is the ONLY day time tele i ever watch these days ,once again channel 9 has ignored the viewers and just dumped a show that is popular here

Write to Channel 9 Executive Channel 9 David Ginger and let him know of our displeasure about their programming decisions and the comments about Channel 9 being a blokey station is right, HOW MANY WOMEN ARE ON THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

The only other program I watch on channel 9 is the voice. good bye channel 9

Refuse to watch Nine anymore as I have been watching days for 45 years and loved the show. Stick the sports programs.. come on how much cricket can one person watch and it runs all day.. sorry nine but you have lost me.

Maybe this is where Brian Frons now works? lol


I have been following days of our lives on and off since I was in high school back in the 80’s. I am disappointed its being cancelled, there’s absolutely mouthing worth watching at that time slot. I was so disappointed when young and the restless was cancelled a couple of years back, now days of our lives. Channel 9 is making lots of silly decisions, what do we housewives watch while having lunch for that half hour or so until we pick up our kids from school

We have exactly the same issue in the UK, All the US soaps were treated like crap in England and then just cancelled with no consideration for the fans at all.

I understand that they want the timeslot, no doubt for age old repeats. Why not show it at another time, even if it was on at 2 in the morning. What is the problem, you have three stations to put it on. Very poor decision channel 9, not everyone has paid TV. Looks like less and less viewing of CHANNEL NINE. You should be ashamed…

Yer bloody idiots

Couldn’t agree more , wih all the new usless channels , they could put it on one of them and that way we wouldn’t have to miss it through the summer.
Just because the story has been a bit off lately doesn’t mean we stop watching, we all know it has to improve as the story changes from time to time.Disgusting decision.

Put it on another time, you have three stations to use. Very poor decision

Thanks to all you folks Down Under giving your opinion on the matter. You guys know the situation better than we do here. But networks there sound a lot like networks here. The suits don’t put on shows people want to watch, but try to get us to watch the shows they think we should want to watch. I guess they will all have to get new jobs when network television becomes extinct, which should be in the next ten years or less.

Australia gave us the beautiful “Prisoner: Cell Block H.”

We gave them the crappalicious “Days of Our Lives.”

Just doesn’t seem fair. The Aussies are better off without “Days.”

You speak for yourself ,we don’t all think like you .!1

It will probably come on another channel like Y&R did. Days is terrible anyways now.

Channel dumped Y&R a few years ago & Foxtel picked it up, so maybe Foxtel will pick up DOOL too?
Unfortunately in Australia episodes of Y&R are about 9 months behind & I think that DOOL are about 6 months behind, so what happens here is that we have to scour the Internet to try to source up to date episodes that are posted by wonderful people who are dedicated to bring fans who live outside of Nth America episodes of our favourite shows.

My “DAYS” soapbox is drained….

sapped of all energy… to champion much more…..

near bereft – idleless –

then Rafe came to mind….

The cricket certainly robs time for DOOL. But with digital TV each channel has more than one to transmit on. So why can’t the show be on one while cricket is on the other? It doesn’t make sense to have excess transmisssion ability but not use it wisely.

I just hope foxtel picks it up it,s been good lately shame on channel 9:-(

I am really pissed off with channel 9.i have been watching dool for 26 am I going to watch it now.what show are they going to replace it with? I hope channel 9 loses more money.please channel 7 or 10 take on dool.

Channel Nine failed Days of our Lives fans year after year by preempting it to telecast cricket. Days of our Lives became ridiculously outdated at one point being over 4 years behind US episodes.

They did a catch-up where a summary of the those 4 years was telecast and episodes fast forwarded so that we were only 3 -6 months behind US episodes. Then despite having access to multiple channels to broadcast on, Channel 9 continued on the same path. Each summer we fell another 3 months behind. I believe we are currently 15 months behind US episodes.

During this same time period, technology has offered television viewers other alternatives. If our television broadcasters couldn’t provide up to date content then tech savvy consumers would find it elsewhere.

Meet YouTube,, Hulu , iTunes and the US network sites. My computer or iPad and smartphone have access to better content than the TV that sits in my Australian living room.

Sad. Very sad.

I have been a Days watcher for over 20 years (now aged 45), and am a third generation fan in my family. Channel nine has always shown disrespect to the DOOL watchers every cricket season. It always seemed lame to me to replace DOOL with cricket in what is obviously a traditionally female viewing timeslot …and now they decide to take it off air permanently, without consulting their viewers.
(Interestingly they have replaced it with House Husbands, which is in my opinion a male oriented soap too.) They could just have easily shifted it to another time or better yet channel so that cricket didn’t interfere with it again. Needless to say that I only watch channel nine for The Voice and Big Bang Theory now (so once this season of The Voice is over one show one slot per week). Hardly worth it as I have Big Bang on DVD now.

#1. I HOPE Australia – finds another home. Days of our lives…. i’ve lived with for so long… I can’t give up.

2nd…. HOT PIC… of John & Marlena…. above.

cute! Handsome! Classic…. she reels chic and kept up! Drake…. What a Handsome Man! kinda reminds me of Michael Mulhaney…. ie: Adam, Y&R.

Blame the Channel 9 programming director. Michael Healy. He’s an idiot, and hopefully
jobless shortly.

Now if they would drop it on US that would be great tired of people trying to cram things at me as if all people want to see guys kissing. And people who have treated a person horribly gets that person to fall in love with them…get real. And please do have Jennifer trot off to London. That character is a bore…and Daniel and she have no chemistry.

If you hate it so much…. Why are you watching it? Hypocrite!

I think all the characters had their own part,and all did well,bring it backChannel 9 you have made the biggest mistake ever.!!

How about thinking of all the oldies who live their lives through these characters. I suppose it will be replaced by some short lived reality rubbish. If people have watched a show for 45 years wether it’s behind 18 months or not they want to watch it. Come on 9 keep it!!!!!!!!!

Most oldies & those on pensions can’t afford Foxtel!!

I am a pensioner Coral, and I also have Foxtel, but I cannot afford to pay the extra it will take to watch DOOL if Foxtel picks it up….

I have been watching it for 44 years. I hope it gets picked up soon so we don’t have to miss any more when it finishes on Friday 26th.

Although I am not a constant viewer of DAYS I do know a lot of people who are, because they spend most of thier days at home. As has been stated online DAYS have been part of many people’s lives for years and years. To callously just stop showing the program with out a thought for the thousands of viewers who have watched DAYS for so many years shows quite clearly why your ratings are not up where they used to be and I have absolutely no doubt that channel nines ratings are about to go down quite considerably. The fact that the show is still being shown, and is continuing to be made after all these years makes your decision to drop DAYS totally ridiculous ..

Hear hear!!! Especially when the Australian dollar is doing so well…it is cheaper to buy the show now than it has ever been, so no excuses on the ‘financial decision’ front.

Nine is a disgrace.I wonder what the Ghost of Kerry Packer would have to say about this decision.

Well that’s it..The only show I watch during the day and have done since the onset…How could channel 9 stop this show and again in the middle of a storyline..Grrrr….I only hope someone picks it up as there are thousands of viewers feeling the same as me…No wonder Channel nine goes down in ratings.,..I missed out on Young and the Restless by this happening and at the time could not afford to pay extra on Foxtel to watch it..CHANNEL 9, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES….WHY CAN’T GEM OR GO HAVE IT ON THEIR CHANNEL INSTEAD OF THOSE OLD CRAP SHOWS DURING THE DAY…

Channel 9 takes off DOOL that we all love to watch and they keep Sam Newman….Get your priorities right for once…We all want to keep watching DOOL and I know of many people all over Australia including me who will not watch the Footy Show because of Sam Newman…

I’m disgusted with channel 9, my mum has been watching this show since it started on Aussie tv. We know dozens of devoted fans even though the storylines can be a bit ridiculous at times, it is still an escape for a lot of people and with the good ratings that it still gets, I can’t understand this decision. Haven’t channel 9 learnt anything from the outrage they caused when they cancelled Y&R? We have been watching channel 7 more and more and we will definitely be giving channel 9 and whatever show they replace DOOL with, the big flick. Whoever made this decision should be sacked just like they got rid of Eddie McGuire when he got rid of Y&R!

So WIN tv (our equivalent of Nine) are putting on the first series of House Husbands in DOOL’s spot – ridiculous, I thought they were going for a new lineup – must be a new line up of RERUNS!

I hope Foxtel pick it up too, run some marathons, and we’ll soon catch up to the US.

I would be tempted to get foxtel if they pick up days

I am disgusted with Channel 9 – I have been watching the show since 1987 – and my mum longer than me. Channel 9 didn’t do the show any justice as it always ran the cricket instead (in the cricket season) – but to axe it completely ! – They should be ashamed of themselves. If goes to Foxtel will have to go to the expense of connecting it.

As an ardent viewer of days of our lives since 1968,I want to know why it cant be shown (same time if possible) on gem or go….why cancel !!!! theres a lot of unhappy people out there…..

Discusting channel 9… Alot of people do watch the show. You will lose more ratings now.

Every one will be watching Dr Oz on channel 7 now.

Viewer for over 28 years why take days of air thats a fact!!! we should all write to channel nine cmon guys and gals!!

And you do have to write (snail mail)…so antiquated…probably because they know they would be absolutely inundated by emails of complaint about this decision. To me this smacks of disrespect to the viewers, both from the decision to take a show off air without adequate reason and when it was still rating well and then to make it so difficult to voice a complaint. Clearly they do not want feedback. But clearly they need it!

could it also be a publicity mmmm

I left a message on Channel 9’s Facebook page, telling them if they didn’t move DOOL to GEM, I would boycott 9 and suggest to every DOOL fan I can find, to do the same. We can’t all afford pay tv. What about the old folk who’ve watched it for 45 years. They LIVE for it! Maybe some will die without it!

I know people who have watch days from the very first episode = how can channel 9 do this to their valued viewers?

days of our lives is the best show and it better come on again or I’m calling the stupid channel of the TV!!

I agree with you Nelson!!

I agree with all other fan comments. This was the only show on 9 that I watched. We can only watch a repeat so many times and that is what 9 is now, on all their channels. REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT! Why just cancel it??? At least if they’d moved to another nine channel it wouldn’t have been interupted by sport or whatever else!!
It’s no wonder ch. 7 is on top, they’re the only one with lots of different shows & nine is losing patrons. WAKE UP!!!! & give us back DOOL

so where can we watch it now all streaming videos are broadcast only in America its hardly fair. it was the highlight of my day to watch that, you could escape into another world for an hour before the kids came home from school.

Congratultions to channel nine, you get people hooked on programmes and then to cancel them after so many years. Being a pensioner I can not afford Foxtel.

I have watched Days of Our lives from the start, before I was married and all those years, since. It was always the bright spot to look forward to in my day. I knew the characters in the ‘spring’ of my life to the ‘winter’ of my life. They are all like family to me. Now, out of the blue; no more.
After 45 years, they are gone- just like that! No apologies. No closure. To-day I am bereft, lost without them, and knowing what will become of them all. I miss them so, on this first day without them.
To-day is bleak . I am devastated! Please HELP!
Please tell me how I can view where we were up to, in Australia, in Days of Our Lives. This goes for my sister in law and so many other loyal Australian fans who are still “in shock” !
NSW Australia

Diana, like you I was devastated after45 years of watching to find it gone! I’ve had enough of Channel 9 and of free to air tv all round. You’ll be happy to know you can watch DOOL on you tube!!!!

I have been watching this show since I was in high school in the 70’s and have recorded it when at work to watch later. My kids have grown up with it on as a daily show and now we have the timeslot filled with re-runs of evening shows that we have already watched the week before. What the!!!! I’m fed up with not being able to watch my fav shows as they get axed and there is no respect shown to viewers by 9 as there wasn’t even any announcement or warning! SHAME

I agree with you Phoebe, shame on Channel nine. Days of our lives is popular with the young and old. I refuse to watch Channel nine between 12 and 2pm and especially House Husbands, no thanks!!!

me too!!!!

Shame on you Channel Nine, it’s a popular show with the young and old. I don’t watch Channel Nine between 12 and 2pm anymore. I will not be duped in to watching House Husbands, with all their old weathered faces yuk. Honestly your’re stupid

Let common sense prevail. We deserve better. Put DOOL on GEM. what have you got to lose …only more viewers if you don’t reschedule this on digital!

what a joke with all these new channel on free to air ,why can’t days of our lives go on one of those it disgusting i have been watching this show for ages since i was a kid . put days back on tv win

I have followed Days since 1986 was my favourite soap nine have no respect for fans we always miss out on seeing it in summer because of sports they cut 4 years of episodes in 2004 and right in middle of storyline the writing was on wall when they axed Young and Restless they could put in on Gem or Go what do they replace it with old episodes of House Husbands sad Bo and Hope fan shame on you nine i hope your ratings go down now

Absolutely disgusted, Iove my Dool fix & tape it every day. Have been watching it for close to 40 yrs. Love all the characters & especially loved watching Alison Sweeney grow up on the show. Like prior comments, don’t know why you can’t show it on Gem or Go. I unlike many other people, don’t have pay tv & was just as infuriated when YTR was axed. Hope you will LISTEN TO THE FANS channel 9 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shame on NINE-
they’re dumping iDOOL because of the gay characters no doubt-

Cannot believe win television has dumped Days….not be watching the crap that is on there now instead, very dissappointed I have been a fan for over 30 years.

Days Of Our Lives

Jason Cook Recalls Landing His Soap Roles as DAYS Shawn-Douglas Brady and GH’s Matt Hunter

Daytime fans remember Jason Cook when he became wildly-popular as Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo’s (Peter Reckell) son, Shawn-Douglas Brady on Days of our Lives from 1999-2006. He later made a brief return in the role in 2015 for the series 50th anniversary.

After departing DAYS, Cook was offered a role on General Hospital as Dr. Matt Hunter, the younger brother to Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) from 2008-2012. However, during his time on the soaps, and after, Cook has been focusing on his behind the scenes roles and passion as writer and a director of feature films.

Last week, the Michael Fairman Channel welcomed Jason, along with two of the stars of his latest film, Four for Fun, Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-AMC, B&B, GH). During the conversation, Cook revealed his continued admiration for the soap medium and the actors who work in it, and how it came to pass that he landed his parts on Days of our Lives, and then on General Hospital.

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Cook spoke on becoming the on-screen son of soap opera’s most iconic couples, Bo and Hope: “I auditioned for Fran Bascom. She was the Days of our Lives casting director at the time. I was never a great auditioner, I don’t think. She made me feel really comfortable. I remember that screen test. And then, I remember when I got the part, I was actually working at a company at a desk job. I got the call at work and I just screamed, and at the time I didn’t quit my job. But then, I got that contract when I was 19-years-old and it totally changed my life.”

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But, was Jason aware how key to the show being Bo and Hope’s son would be? “Yeah, my older sister was a fan of the show. She definitely let me know that I better not mess it up, because I was gonna ruin her favorite couple,” he shared. “I remember she printed out the family tree and it looked like a physics diagram. It was so complicated. A lot of detailed work went into it. But, I was excited.”

After being a known entity with a large fan following, eventually Cook made his way to a new role on General Hospital. Jason explained, “GH was fun. That was a situation where Brian Frons (ex-ABC Daytime President) brought me over there. I just told him I didn’t want to be like or want to do Shawn. He’s like, ‘Well, what do you wanna do?’ I said, ‘How can I screw things up around here and shake things up?'”

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From that conversation things began to formulate. Cook revealed, “We started talking about the TV series House. I think in soaps, there’s an assumption if you’re going on a show that everybody wants to be the hero. I was like, ‘I don’t want to (be). I want to screw everything up.’ And then, they wrote it in that Matt Hunter burns the hospital down within like six months. I was like really proud about that. The other part that I loved about that character is that Matt, and his older brother Patrick (Jason Thompson), were both neurosurgeons. And if you (an actor) resigned your contract (with the show) you go to Patrick, you see Patrick. And if you don’t resign your contract, you see my character, because my character was going to kill you every time.”

For more on the interview, make sure to check out the replay of the livestream conversation below with Jason, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young.  Now let us know, did you enjoy Jason as Shawn-D and Matt on GH? Do you hope someday he might return on-screen to the soaps? Let us know in the comment section.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

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IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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Days of our Lives Star Blake Berris Chats On the Everett Lynch/Bobby Stein Mystery, Working with His New Co-Stars, and the Last Christmas Episode with Bill Hayes

On Days of our Lives, the return of Blake Berris is making for some very intriguing drama, with the audience guessing just which way the story will go.

When Berris arrived back on Days of our Lives, after previously playing Nick Fallon, he was taking on the new role of Everett Lynch, who has a past with Stephanie Johnson (Abigail Klein) and Jada Hunter (Elia Cantu). Only, as it has been revealed, the past he had with Jada was under the name “Bobby Stein,” who from what we can tell was far from a nice guy.

Blake visited the Michael Fairman Channel for a livestream interview this week, where fans in the live chat were weighing-on what could be the truth about the guy – is he a split personality suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder? Did the accident that cost him a year of his life in a coma, never happen? Recently, someone set fire to the beloved Horton house. Fans are suspecting it would have been “Bobby” who is working for Clyde Weston (James Read). Others believe that Everett/Bobby could actually be Clyde’s son. With upcoming therapy sessions with Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) about to start, things are about to get more juicy in Salem.

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Here are just a few excerpts from our conversation with Blake on a myriad of Everett/Bobby subjects. Make sure to check out the full interview for more.

Did you know that they were going to make Everett Lynch a Jewish character? This is only the second time in the history of the show that they have even had a Jewish character on the canvas. Didn’t they reveal this at the Horton family Christmas episode?

BLAKE: No, they never asked me. I am half-Jewish on my dad’s side. There was never like, ‘You’re Jewish, right? We can call you Jewish on the show?’ At the Horton Christmas, “They made a real point of it, yeah.”

And now the new ‘character’ is “Bobby Stein” …

BLAKE: “Right, and that suggests more Jewish, and then Lynch must be coming from somewhere else, maybe the mother. I was so curious because I think the show has been historically, I’m gonna say, Catholic more than like Wasps. With the Bradys there’s this sort of Irish influence, and then the DiMeras, that’s Italian. So, we’ve got Catholics sort of on both sides that are dominant. Now I, “represent”.

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What has it been like working with Abigail Klein?

BLAKE: I think she is extraordinary. We start off sort of frosty, or she’s frosty with me, like she doesn’t want to let me in. And then, for a while things are going really well. I just could not adore Abigail more. She’s such a good actor. I could always rely on her to bring me back into a scene and be there in this emotionally, supportive way.

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Everett and Chad seemed to be becoming friend-ish, when all went awry when at the PCPD interrogation room, Everett let him know about Elia and Bobby Stein, and Chad let him have it for worming his way back in to Stephanie’s life.

BLAKE: Billy would call us the ‘disgusting brothers’ and that’s a reference from Succession, because all of a sudden they’re just so chummy with each other. It’s like all of a sudden we just had this like ‘Bernstein and Woodward’, sort of dynamic duo. I think that Everett really started to think of Chad as a friend and feels sort of disappointed, and he feels, “Oh, it’s that easy? I just needed to have some other identity and now you’re a fair-weather friend?”‘

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In recent scenes, Jada sees Bobby Stein for the first time, and we see you and Elia Cantu share scenes with each other for the first time. What is it like working with Elia?

BLAKE: She’s fire, man. She comes in hot and she tells you the way it’s going to be. I think early on, we were trying to suss each other out and the more we worked together, the more comfortable you get with somebody. I think actors do this sometimes with each other; if there’s spice on screen, you like to keep some of what you have on-screen in your (real-life) interactions because it helps … it helps the work.  Eventually, we just sort of wore each other down and we’re like, ‘I actually totally get you, and you’re great.'”

Did you know that they were going to make Everett Lynch a Jewish character? This is only the second time in the history of the show that they have even had a Jewish character and didn’t they reveal this at the Horton family Christmas episode?

BLAKE: No, they never asked me. I am half-Jewish on my dad’s side. There was never like, ‘You’re Jewish, right? We can call you Jewish on the show?’ At the Horton Christmas, “They made a real point of it, yeah.”

And now the new ‘character’ is “Bobby Stein” …

BLAKE: “Right, and that suggests more Jewish, and then Lynch must be coming from somewhere else, maybe the mother. I was so curious because I think the show has been historically, I’m gonna say, Catholic more than like Wasps. With the Bradys there’s this sort of Irish influence, and then the DiMeras, that’s Italian. So we’ve got Catholics sort of on both sides that are dominant. Now I, “represent”.

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You were on set and in the annual Horton Christmas episode which sadly marked the last for Days of our Lives legendary Bill Hayes, who passed away in January of this year.  What do you recall of that tape day?

BLAKE: It was the Christmas episode when we were watching Susan (Julie) and Bill, say ‘Merry Christmas.’  And there was something about it that just felt like it could be the last time. I mean, it wrecked us all on set. Bill gets so choked up and there was something really profound about the moment. They kiss each other as they have so many times before on the show. It was just beautiful. It felt beautiful to be there for that last Christmas. He’s just such an icon. Every time I’d see him, he was so with it … he knew my name, he knew his lines. What an incredible, incredible man.

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Fans will get to see Everett in therapy sessions with Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)? Would you say she is helping the guy?

BLAKE: Deidre’s always making jokes about Marlena, ‘She’s the worst therapist in the world’ (Laughs) I remember in the first therapy session, we almost couldn’t get through the scenes because it’s just so clear that Everett has a litany of very profound psychological issues that he is going to have to work through. He’ll keep coming back. This guy’s gonna pay the bills!

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Viewers are waiting to see how they mystery of Everett Lynch/Bobby Stein plays out. What can you say as a tease for what’s to come?

BLAKE: As far as a tease, I would say, you have all these characters sort of, trying to wake up the ‘sleeping giant’ in a way. I think it’s safe to say that like if you poke a bear, the bear might wake up.

Watch the livestream chat with Blake in full below.

Now let us know, what do you think is going with Everett/Bobby? What has happened to him in his past? Share your theories in the comment section below, and make sure to catch Days of our Lives next week on Peacock for more to his story.

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