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Confirmed! Matthew Ashford returning to DAYS!

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Finally! Fantastic news for Days of our Lives fans and those of the beloved super couple Jack and Jennifer! Matthew Ashford announced very late last evening via his facebook, and it has been confirmed, that he is returning to the role he made soap-famous, Jack Deveraux!

Matthew posted this statement: “I wish to make an announcement. I am happy to report that I will be returning to NBC’s Days of our Lives as the character of Jack Devereaux sometime later this month. I do not know any real specifics but look forward to this opportunity to play jack and work with old and new friends. More news forthcoming soon. Thank you for all your support!”

This is tremendous news for fans of the series and Jack and Jennifer who have been lobbying for months to get Ashford back to his rightful place in Salem.  Now that Jennifer played by Melissa Reeves is striking up a romantic relationship with Dr. Daniel (Shawn Christian) you can see where Jack’s return can now figure into this equation, and make for some dramatic and romantic upcoming story, as DAYS plan to re-set itself and re-establish some of its past glory.   Stay tuned.

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Avelina
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Avelina

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE JACK AND JENNIFER

Cathie
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Cathie

LOVE it to enough of this Jen and Daniel storyline!!!! What a GREAT actor and it will be GREAT to watch him on DAYS again!

Sally
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Sally

It never made sense that Jack Deveraux, who was not John or Bo, who hated the outdoors, would go on a walkabout; it never made sense that Jack who was never religious would do something spiritual as doing a walkabout and then going to India to stay at an ashram. Hopefully there is more to the story. No one has spoken to Jack, only read his out-of-character blogs. Hopefully Jack is in hiding to protect his family, or better still taken hostage. And this time, not by Stefano, but by Lawrence, who was Jack’s nemesis — Jack more than Bo… Read more »

Avelina
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Avelina

I TOTALLY AGREE!. DAYS has been so bad lately and I thought that with no EJAMI, I will not watch again but this gives me hope. I love Matt Ashford and Melissa Reeves- they have the best chemistry!

Karen
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Karen

Oh yes I totally agree. Jenn is not herself… when she returned to Salem I knew that there was something different about her and that was Jack was missing from her life. She is a wonderful actress, don’t get me wrong, but she is better with Matt at her side… they are wonderful together… I truly cannot wait for this to happen…

Nancy Gomez
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Nancy Gomez

I am so happy with Matthew coming back. This helps ease the pain of the canceling of my other two soaps. Welcome Home Matthew We’ve missed you.

Yolanda
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Yolanda

Greatest news. Now I have a reason to tune in again.

Lidia
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Lidia

So excited this amazing actor is returning to DOOL!! Now please bring better writers!!!

A
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A

Zip-i-dee-doo-da! Days has been so awful lately. It’s a ray of light! My favorite “Days” character/actor back on the screen—I just hope the writing is good. I’d like to add my plea that Jack be written as Sally suggests, more pre-1991. Clever & witty, yes. Buffoon—no! Yes, let’s bring back some angst and darkness when he comes back with a good reason for being gone and walks into the current mess. Time for Jennifer to have to regain his trust this time around!

Sally
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Sally

Yes, Jack’s humor was more sardonic and intellectual, and it was a mask. Jack was not a clown, but a darker character. The humor was born out of his cynicism and self-loathing for the horrible things he had done, not because he was a doof. Jack was cultured and sophisticated born out of his upbringing, but he also was socially awkward and slightly nerdy, but not over-the-top so. All this was Matthew’s doing. And back in the 80s and early 90s TPTB worked with this and added it to his character. Despite the terrible treatment Matthew received from 1991 onward… Read more »

LUMI
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LUMI

I just read that Dena is OUT at Days as writer,,,,,
and when Jack comes back I hope he brings Lucas Allie John Black and Tony with him to stay for ever and ever….and I hope Dool brings back writer Sheri Anderson back home so Days want go off the air next. JJ

MJ
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MJ

So excited to see Jack is coming back! I just hate that they are making him out to be some huge creep that doesn’t care about his family!! I haven’t been happy with some of the storylines. I despise the Taylor/ EJ story, PLEASE!! Jack will keep me watching!!

Terry
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Terry

Very happy Jack will make his appearance on Days! Nevertheless, I enjoy watching Jennifer with Daniel…They seem to have lots of chemistry too.

Karen
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Karen

EWWWWW!!!!!!!!! Are you crazy???? I cannot see anyone with Jenn but Jack… Frankie and Jenn were cute but Jenn and Jack are STEAMY HOT… sorry Terry but many more will disagree with you…

Lyn
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Lyn

Glad Matt is back as Jack. They’d better give him a dynomite reason for acting like he did, though or I won’t buy it.

karen boudreau
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karen boudreau

Karen boudreau

anita
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anita

I. Am not falling for jennifer torn crap at all and if she falls for daniel crap then I do not blame jack for moing on to someone else. v

Anita Srinivasan
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Anita Srinivasan

I think that Jack should move on because I am tired of Jennifer leading men on and I am sick tired of her playing this game I am torn stuff if she wants Daniel then let Jack go and let him move on with his life the man suffer enough of her men of the year. Jennifer is one who needs to grow up not Jack. Jennifer deserves that loser Daniel I want see Jack with new love for change and if Jennifer wants then let her be one to win him back on her own. Jennifer needs major therapy,… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

Well if Jennifer going to keep kissing Daniel and sleeping with him because I am not falling for crap I hate her I find her disgusting bitch. I really want see Jack paired up with someone else more fiesty and fun and also make Jack more sexy and not sexless I want him to get some loving too and if it is not with that whore Jennifer then let him be with Billie or Nicole I stop making Jack all about slut Jennifer she is pathetic whore deserves that loser Daniel. Jack deserves better but I want him to be… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I want jack to find out that Jennifer slept with Daniel after three months and had sex too and feel really hurt that he cannot trust her anymore and tells her to stay with Daniel. I am sick tired of Jennifer playing games with men at all I hope she gets dump by both men I think she deserves what coming to her she treats men like crap and she thinks she is perfect and she is not. Her and Daniel deserve each other I hope when Billie comes she is pair up with romantically this time and let Jennifer… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

Abby is nut case she needs tell her slutty mother that she needs to work things out with Jack stop playing games leading Daniel on like that. Her father never was unfaitful to Jennifer he runs away or something but he always love Jennifer it is her mother who has major abandonment issues and I do not want that to pass to Abby or Jack jr either. I think Abby should work things out with Jack and help him and also tell him to move on he deserves better. Jennifer is one who is slut she does deserve Daniel because… Read more »

Anita Srinivasan
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Anita Srinivasan

Jack is popular character with/out Jennifer and he does not need Jennifer to have story either and he chemistry with most of the cast why are they wasting him on that bitch Jennifer I really do not care if she is Horton or whatever but she is not the same Jennifer we used to love and yes Jack has changed I am glad that he is not playing games or anything he wants his family back but Jennifer is not making things easy for him. I really want Jack to find out what she is with Daniel 3 months date… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I hate when they ruin Jack so they can please that loser Daniel for Jennfier it is disgusting. I am not fan of Jennifer anymore she is ruined in my eyes. I really think they need to let Jack move on without her and get his life back and his children and the paper back and new love and let Jennifer suffer with Mr Perfect then find out that he is not saint at all he is sleaze and let Jennifer feel like real loser for trusting him and not Jack who has been very good and honest with her.… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I do not think Jack is acting immaturely either if anybody acting immature it is Jennifer and Daniel both act like stupid teenagers and they were both rebound too. I think Jack should move on and let Jennifer stay with Mr boring they deserve each other I am not Jennifer fan anymore unless she gets her brain reexamine again. I think that Billie and Jack or Nicole should get paired up. They have let Jack be more mature and get away from Jennifer for awhile.

Anita
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Anita

I really want Jack to get out this stupid love triangle with Jennifer and Daniel I do not think she not worth fighting for anymore. I want Jack move on for real there were plenty of women for him and he has chemistry with them too I am tired of the writers making Jack just about Jennifer all the time, I want Jack to have life without her too stop making him sexless too make him sexy and hot for women notice and let Jennifer see that Jack can move on without her and new love. I am sick tired… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I do not want Jack to take Jennifer back until she admits her flaws this time because she is not worthy of him either I am tired of Jack getting the blame for everything and she just let him take it well Miss Perfect deserves to be with that loser Daniel I want Jack to move on with his children and the paper and maybe hook with Nicole for awhile and if Jennifer admits her flaws and learn to trust Jack and she has to earn the trust back with Jack as well then they can get back together. I… Read more »

Anita Srinivasan
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Anita Srinivasan

I want see Jennifer lose Jack to someone else I mean if she cannot fight for Jack then she is not worthy for Jack. I hope Jack has sex with Nicole if that is case. I never see Jennifer without man at all. Jennifer deserves to be miserable with Daniel she can have loser to herself. Jack deserves better.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I want see Jennifer lose Jack to someone else I mean if she cannot fight for Jack then she is not worthy for Jack. I hope Jack has sex with Nicole if that is case. I never see Jennifer without man at all. Jennifer deserves to be miserable with Daniel she can have loser to herself. Jack deserves better.

Anita
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Anita

Jennifer deserves that loser daniel I hope he cheats on her she deserves everything that is coming to her I want Jack and Nicole pairing too let Jennifer pine for Jack for once not other way around. I know Jack will always love Jennifer but he can have another women too fall in love with her since Jennfier is with that loser I want Jack to have someone too. We have hot romance for Jack.

Anita
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Anita

I am sorry to say this but I think that Bo, Hope and Jennifer are three hypocrites they think they never did anything wrong especially Jennifer after three dates she slept with Dr loser. I hope they all free like real losers when they fine out what Jack was up too. I really want see Daniel be outed for sure. I want Jack to be with Nicole during Christmas maybe kiss her too not make Jennifer jealous but have real relationship with women not 40 year old teenager like Jennifer whines like bitch. Jennifer deserves that loser and his baby… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I hope once Jack gets better he will not forgive Jennifer this time I mean she gave him hell now I want Jack to give her hell for moving quickly and divorcing him without knowing all facts and that he is moving on and getting out of this love triangle with Jennifer and should stay with Daniel if that is what she wants and he is not going to beg for her anymore he is done suffer enough. I wnat him get his colife back and the paper and new women either Nicole or Billie and let Jennifer suffer with… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

I hope once Jack gets better he will not forgive Jennifer this time I mean she gave him hell now I want Jack to give her hell for moving quickly and divorcing him without knowing all facts and that he is moving on and getting out of this love triangle with Jennifer and should stay with Daniel if that is what she wants and he is not going to beg for her anymore he is done suffer enough. I wnat him get his colife back and the paper and new women either Nicole or Billie and let Jennifer suffer with… Read more »

erica
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erica

I hope once Jack gets better he will not forgive Jennifer this time I mean she gave him hell now I want Jack to give her hell for moving quickly and divorcing him without knowing all facts and that he is moving on and getting out of this love triangle with Jennifer and should stay with Daniel if that is what she wants and he is not going to beg for her anymore he is done suffer enough. I wnat him get his colife back and the paper and new women either Nicole or Billie and let Jennifer suffer with… Read more »

erica
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erica

I hope once Jack gets better he will not forgive Jennifer this time I mean she gave him hell now I want Jack to give her hell for moving quickly and divorcing him without knowing all facts and that he is moving on and getting out of this love triangle with Jennifer and should stay with Daniel if that is what she wants and he is not going to beg for her anymore he is done suffer enough.

Anita
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Anita

I am really sick of this storyline with Jack and Jennifer. They need something refreshing like when Jack comes back to normal i want him serious and darkside and new romance for himself and get his children and paperback but I do not want him to win Jennifer back at all let her be with Daniel since she slept with him and moved quickly then she needs suffer the conquences and see Jack move without her be happy.

Penny
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Penny

I want jack to find out what Jennifer did with Daniel while he was struggling in the cave and also I do not want him to take her back until she proves herself to him that she loves Jack and wants him not out of obiligation. I want see Jack move on without her finally getting new women for him he deserves it. JJenennifer deserve that loser Daniel. I hope Jack kisses Nicole or someone new durning Christmas Mistletoe let Jennifer see that jack actually moved on without her feel his pain. I think Jennifer needs suffer and stay with… Read more »

Penny
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Penny

I want jack to find out what Jennifer slept with Daniel after three dates while he struggle in the cave and dump Jennifer and find happiness with someone else because that is what that hypocrite deserves to be miserable with Saint Daniel. Jack deserves better than her. Jennifer is worst that Nicole. Jennifer is town whore.

Anita
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Anita

I am sick tired of everyone judging jack at least he know he is not perfect and the man has been through hell and Jennifer is one who is slutty wife who moved on quickly with Dr Sleaze when he stole Chole from Lucas and she still dating him. Jennifer is stupidest female on the show now I hope Jack really gets therapy and stay away from Jennifer and Daniel. I do not want Jack to forgive her for divorcing him and sleeping with that loser. Jennifer deserves to lose Jack to another women let her stay with that pathetic… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I hope that once Jack gets therapy and all he will move away from Jennifer and get his life back with his children and the paper and new love interest and let Jennifer watch Jack be happy with his life without her and let her suffer big time with Dr sleaze and I hope he cheats on her too because that is exactly what she deserves for stringing two men along. I hope Jack for New Year kisses new women for him either Nicole or Billie or bring back Greta who really loved Jack because I want Jack/Matthew Ashford to… Read more »

vijaya
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vijaya

I hope that once Jack gets therapy and all he will move away from Jennifer and get his life back with his children and new love interest.

Anita
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Anita

Jack is most popular character than Jennifer she is one-note character has no value and boring as hell. Jennifer maybe Horton but she was never popular with other men than Jack. I think Jack and Nicole would be cool let Jennifer suffer with Dr Daniel and have Frankie come back both them can pine for her and let Jack be happy with Nicole on the show or Greta or Billie keep him away Horton Slut Jennifer I hate her. Jennifer will never change either. I hope Jack gets away from her and this stupid love triangle she deserves to be… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I hope that Jack and Daniel come to conclusion that Jennifer is the problem and she is one to get hurt in this love triangle. I hope they both dump her sorry Horton slut self and move on with their lives. Jennifer does not deserve either of these guys at all she needs therapy for herself. Jennifer cannot be trusted at all. I want Jack to be with someone else and Daniel to find someone else they both deserve better and Hope should tell Jennifer that she should not have play games with both men or she will end up… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I am sick and tired of Princess Jennifer act I hope when Billie comes to town that she hooks with Jack because I do not want Jennifer near Jack anymore until she gets some therapy and earns Jack’s trust again. I do not want Jack to forgive her either let her suffer with Daniel. I hope Bo and Hope side with Jack after Jennifer abandons him and goes to Daniel because I am sick of her behavior.

Anita
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Anita

They need stop making Jack look like fool and sexless loser to Jennifer too. I really want him to get new love interest and get his life back after he is cured and find out what she did with Daniel and divorce Jack without knowing all the facts she had sex with Daniel. Jennifer is one who needs to lose everything because I am sick and tired of her Saint Acts that she is pulling. Bo and Hope need to realize that Jack is not the problem here it is Jennifer who lying to everyone especially herself who she wnats… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I am tired of this show making Jack look like fool for Jennifer. I cannot stand Jennifer anymore I hate her she is reporter if she wanted Jack back so badly then she use her reporting skills to find him but instead she went on and dated that Dr sleaze and divorce Jack and slept with Daniel now she stuck in this stupid triangle. I hope both men dump her she deserves it. I want Jack to really have edge and go back to the darkside and not forgive Jennifer this time she gave him hell let her have taste… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I am not fan of Jennifer right now she is acting like cruel bitch and so is Abby she needs get over it. Her father suffering so badly enough he does not need two whining women in his life to give more hell. I want Jack to bond with Abby not Jennifer she can suffer with Daniel all she wants and I want see Jack move on after visting the Veterans and all I do not want him to suffer with Jennifer whining let her go to Daniel and let Jack be happy with someone else for awhile maybe Madison… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

i hope when Billie come back to town that she hooks up with Jack and Jennifer can have that loser Dr for herself and wish that she was with Jack instead and Jennifer has always been jealous of Billie so this would be great to see Jack and Billie interact again I hope turns into more than friendship I would love see Jennfier turn green with envy and Daniel probably wants Billie too whatever Jack wants Daniel wants so he maybe go after Billie but Billie does not want him at all. I think there is going to be Jennifer/Jack/Billie/Daniel… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

Jennifer is one who need to beg for Jack to forgive her but I do not want Jack to accept Jennifer back right away I want him mad and hurt that she moved on quickly with Daniel and slept with him because there is no excuse for her behavior and she calls herself reporter that is a joke. Daniel can have Jennfier I want someone better for Jack that wants him and accepts him and I do not think Jennifer loves Jack the way she claims to be. Jack deserves better she can rock in hell for all I care.

Anita
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Anita

I do not want Jack to be Jennifer’s lap dog anymore I cannot stand her at all. I want Jack away from Jennifer for awhile let her stay with Daniel have her Perfect life with him then she will regret changing Jack. I want see his sister Adrienne and others to support him and let Jennifer get stuck with Daniel.

Anita Srinivasan
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Anita Srinivasan

Jennifer needs to honest about her feelings for Jack instead of leading him on thinking they have future together. Jack is not coward it is Jennifer. If she wants to be with Daniel then she needs to let Jack go and let him be able to get life back and the paper and new love but she just stringing both men along so she can have both attention on her.

Anita Srinivasan
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Anita Srinivasan

Jennifer needs to be dumped by both men then that will teach her not play games with men”s affections. Jack and Daniel deserve better than her. Jennifer is not real she acting like bitch shrew. I do not care if she is Horton she does not treat men like that.

Linda
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Linda

I do not want see Jack with Jennifer for long time he needs get away from her, Let Jennifer suffer with Daniel and get what she deserves for treating Jack badly. I do not want Jack to beg for her anymore she is not worth it I am disappointed in her character. Jack deserves better. Jack and Billie.

Linda
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Linda

I want Jennifer get rude awaking when she chooses Daniel that Jack is heartbroken and leaves her and gets on with his life and Daniel decides to cheat Jennifer and Jennifer crys and gets mad at Daniel and Jennifer wants Jack back but he does not take her back this time tells her it is over between them.

Anita
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Anita

They need stop treating Jack as sexless loser he deserve better treatment than this. I find Daniel as pathetic loser and he is not that sexy either sleeping with his patients I have no respect for his character.

Anita srinivasan
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Anita srinivasan

This show is not going anywhere with Jack not there and the writers have no interest in showing him I feel this show will be cancelled. If Jack/Matthew Ashford come back I do not want him to take Jennifer back so quickly she has been unfaithful witch and shrew as well and I think it is time that Jack and Jennifer break up I think they need send Jennifer off with Daniel since she did the deed with him and everything they are both ruined already and pathetic and give Jack new love maybe Billie they can be new Supercouple.… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I like jack, he is my favorite on dool ,I also dont want him with jenn ,I havent been watching long enough to call jenn a shrew ,Is she ?but Im not sure if I like her or not ,the games that she was playing when he did come back I didnt like .so hopefully a new love interest for our favorite man is in the future,and seeing more of him would be nice to.

Anita Srinivasan
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Anita Srinivasan

i really mad that Ken Corday fired Matthew Ashford again one my favorite characters we are stuck with boring pathetic Jennifer again with sleeping with another loser again. I really hope they hope they do not kill jack off again so princess Jennifer can move on to her next loser in bed I cannot stand Jennifer anymore she should leave Salem with Jack because she is boring and she not good parent to Abby she will just be statue or prop for Abby or Bo and Hope her storylines are boring. Please tell me when Jack last day i am… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I wonder maybe Matthew Ashford should go to General Hospital at least they hire vets and he can reprise his role Tom Hardy. I really cannot stand Gary Tomlin I do not trust him with Matthew Ashford (Jack) if they plan to bring Jack back I do not want it to be about Jennifer either or sending Missy Reeves out when contract expires she had her happy reunion in 2006 I really cannot stand Jennifer anymore I hate her. I want to see Jack back with new women for him or hook him up with Nicole they would be good… Read more »

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WATCH: Jackée Harry Comes to Days of our Lives Promo

Next week on March 1st look for the arrival of Jackée Harry to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Harry is coming to the long-running soap in the new role of Paulina, who is connected to the Carver family.

In the newly-released promo heralding her upcoming DAYS debut, the actress shares, “I’ve got three good reasons you should watch me on Days of our Lives … I’m bold … I’m fabulous .. and you know I’m going to stir up trouble.  Let’s do this!”

Harry is best known for her roles in the sitcoms 227, Sister, Sister and numerous roles on television and motion pictures.

Watch the NBC promo featuring Jackée below.

What kind of trouble do you think Harry’s Paulina will stir up in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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DAYS Emily O’Brien Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

She has been a polarizing character since her arrival in Salem, with some fans screaming Gwen is sucking up too much airtime.  HOWEVER, the performances by Emily O’Brien (Gwen) show an actress on top of her craft who can play, as Gwen called herself, “A miserable, vindictive bitch”, or a young woman so deeply-emotionally wounded that you might just come around and eventually feel some empathy for her.

Last week, while the soaps were pre-empted for most of the week due to the senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, DAYS posted all of its weekly episodes online on NBC.com, the NBC app, or on the Peacock streaming platform, and O’Brien’s work was a standout.

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It all came to a boiling point when Laura (Jaime Lyn Bauer) and Gwen have the long-awaited confrontation in Gwen’s room at the Salem Inn, where O’Brien goes from Gwen baiting Laura to tell her dirty secret of her long-ago affair with Jack (Matthew Ashford), to her utter anger at how because of it, Laura trashed Gwen’s entire life.

 

Laura reveals the guilt she felt for sleeping with Jack, so much so, that she would do anything to save Jennifer (Cady McClain) and Jack’s marriage.  In delight at getting to the root of the truth, Gwen responds: “You slept with Jack? That is just perfect! My father slept with his mother-in-law!”

Then, Laura shares how it happened.  They were both at the “Meadows” finding their ‘truest selves’ and they were both using other names – she, Monica and he, Clark, and Laura had never seen a photo of Jack before to know it was him!  Gwen wants to burst out in hysterical laughter, but then she becomes filled with rage knowing that if Laura hadn’t bought off her birth mother, Tiffany, her own life would have been very different.  She goes on to say that she and Abigail (Marci Miller) might even be close as sisters, but instead of “borrowing her clothes, she borrowed her husband” alluding to sleeping with Chad (Billy Flynn).  Next, Gwen wants to make Laura pay and lets Laura know that, “All the damage that you did, can’t be undone.” When Laura tries to leave, Gwen stops her and says in no uncertain terms, “I want revenge, because you ruined my life and you’re not going to get away with it!”

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Next, we see that there had been a struggle with Laura dead on the floor bleeding out of her head.  A freaked-out Gwen does not know what to do.  She realizes she will be accused of murder.  With no one in town to call, she decides to call her father, Jack.  When he shows up at the Salem Inn, Jack is shocked, and grief-stricken to see his mother-in-law, dead.  Gwen swears to Jack this was an accident and that she did not kill Laura, and that he has to believe her.  Jack decides he will stand by his daughter.  Gwen wants to get rid of the body, Jack says he can’t be involved in a cover-up, so he calls Rafe (Galen Gering).  When Rafe arrives at the crime scene he is very suspicious of Gwen, and takes her down to the station.

Scene after scene, O’Brien layered her performances with venomous and ominous undertones, illustrating a woman with so much emotional baggage who becomes desperate to save herself.  For all these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Emily’s work, The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Emily O’Brien’s key scenes? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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