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Could DAYS Rafe be getting a new love interest?

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

On-Air On-Soaps was on the red carpet last week at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Days of our Lives 45th anniversary event speaking with Galen Gering (Rafe) and DAYS exec, Ken Corday to get their thoughts on the ongoing current plight of Rafe/Sami/EJ that continually evolves and never quite resolves!

Corday offered up his sentiments on how he sees the viewers take on it.  “First of all, the fans are split down the middle and I love it.  We stretch the rubber band until it snaps.  And, Sami snapped a couple weeks ago and when you get a good thing in story, you run with it.”

Then when asked if Rafe is going to snap too, Corday revealed, “Rafe is not going to snap.  He is solid and he is the G-man.  There are other women besides Sami, too.  Let’s not forget that! And I am talking about someone currently on the canvas.”   Gering was genuinely surprised by his boss’s remarks, “That is revealing news there.  Not sure if he really mean me or not, but either way it bodes well.”

So what do you think? Do you want Rafe paired with another gal in Salem? And if so, who would be the right romantic interest for Agent Hernandez? Make sure to read all the interview from the red carpet with the cast of DAYS in the latest Michael’s Blog entry!

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Waverly
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Waverly

Rafe’s dreamy appeal is how devoted he is to his girl. We don’t need a bunch of bed hoppers. Romance in the afternoon is not about how many different partners can be switched around. Bo and Hope have such enduring appeal because no matter what forces come between them they are soul mates destined to find their way back. Rafe and Sami are special on the show because they have a similar love affair. They have had horrible obstacles to overcome, but yet they still have found their way back together. I’d rather see some action adventure & witty sparks… Read more »

DorisC
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DorisC

GMAFB Rafe and Samie barley know each other! The chemistry is EJ and Samie! They have two children together, they have the history of Santos and Collen. Safe share nothing but sex, and it’s gross! They had the audicity to have sex on Samie’s wedding night to EJ! How low class! Then again Rafe has no class! That is not romance, it nomance in my book! You want to talk about obstacles; well EJamie has had them all, no one wants to see them together, everytime they get close someone or something always gets in the way! Well this viewer… Read more »

Patty
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Patty

I agree that Rafe needs to be with one girl; it’s just not Sami. There aren’t sparks flying the way that they do when EJ and Sami are on screen. Plus, I don’t think Rafe’s background has been developed enough to make him intricate enough to be paired with Sami long term. She’s a wild child, and he isn’t. Place him with someone who would benefit from his staidness. Nicole would be a perfect match since she needs someone like Rafe.

Jamie
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Jamie

Yes! Nicole would be a great pairing for Rafe!

lucie
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lucie

My god comparing Rafe and Sami to Bo and Hope : blasphemy !
Anyway i just want the guy to go away, he doesn’t work with anybody.
Bring back Eric Brady and Nicholas Alamain instead.

ejamily
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ejamily

The main obstacle Safe had to overcome was Rafe walking out on Sami for no reason like when she wanted to know what happened to his fiance. And that locker room scene was trashy and disgusting. It made Sami look like a tramp for making out with Rafe right after accepting Ej’s proposal and Rafe could have just said I love and want you and don’t marry Ej and this whole shooting SL coulda been avoided. I don’t know how Rafe constantly pushing Sami away and walking out on her equates to some sort of great love. They need to… Read more »

cinnamon
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cinnamon

I totally agree with you about SAFE. They have the hottest chemistry.
I have never seen any kind of chemistry with ejami besides lies,rape,manipulation. just because Ejami have kids together don’t mean they belong together.
No one belongs with a abuser even if they are the father of the children.
This I know from first hand experience.
Bo and Hope so belong together. Just like Sami and Rafe belong together.

anonymous
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anonymous

I love how Ken Corday is changing his tune now….First he knew that fans wanted Safe, now he says they are split down the middle. What’s next? The ratings go down even further until he says that the fans want Ejami. This is why I’m scared that Days will be the next Soap to be cancelled. It seems like the guy in charge has no idea what the fans want.

cinnamon
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cinnamon

the ratings went way down when Ejami was on screen. Now they are trying to fix that mess. The storyline of the shooting wasn’t the right way to do it. I agree there. Ej going to prison would of been the right way to fix it. Ej needs to pay for his crimes once and for all.

anonymous
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anonymous

OMG…..so it’s still EJ’s fault? Everything is EJ/EJami’s fault. I could care less about Ejami vs. Safe or whoever their trying to curse with Sami Brady this week, but I’m not blind. Did you not see which week tanked in the ratings? The blessed Safe reunion that all us fans supposedly wanted. So if what your saying is true then why didn’t the ratings soar that week, and then climb ever since then? Where were all the viewers that wanted to see EJ get what’s coming to him? Where is this “majority” of fans that “wanted Safe”. I’ll tell you… Read more »

Jamie
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Jamie

I’m starting to get the feeling that Corday WANTS Days to get cancelled. Nobody could be as dumb as he has been in handling this show. It’s not possible. There must be something in it for him if the show goes away.

Lena
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Lena

If I hadn’t seen the white hot chemistry between EJ and Sami, then maybe I could see the appeal of Sami and Rafe, but honestly, they’re just a wanna be couple to me now. There’s not another couple in daytime that has the sizzle of EJami. Hopefully, one day Ken Corday will realize the deep appeal of this couple and write them a genuinely romantic story. In the meantime, give Rafe a chance with another actress with whom he can be more natural and maybe have some sparks. I just get a brother/sister vibe from GG and Ali. It’s kind… Read more »

Kiren
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Kiren

So Rafe is going to be placed w/someone else whose currently on-screen. Could it be Nicole? Because I wouldn’t be opposed to that at the moment, I am enjoying Bricole thought. EJami comes first and foremost for me though. I don’t get any kind of vibe w Ali and Galen…it’s like Sami is a shell of her former self whenever shes around him. It sickens me.

marilyn
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marilyn

Safe just doesn’t have IT. They are boring and Ali just has no spark with him. EJAMI is unique. THey have the chemsitry that lights up a room. When they are in a room together, across the room from each other, its only them. EJAMI has a unique combination that DAYS needs to capitalize on. Make them a gray couple that have their way with the people of Salem. Sami needs to live in the Dimera mansion not in some brick walled apartment.

Skyla
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Skyla

I will always be a LUMI fan first and foremost but if I can’t have them, I’d rather her be with EJ. Rafe is so boring and he doesn’t accept Sami for who she is, he’s always trying to change her and make her do what HE wants. I thought they were cute in the safehouse but since then whatever they had has fizzled out… I keep hoping they’ll bring back Rafe’s “dead” girlfriend who will turn out not to be dead.

Jamie
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Jamie

That’s a good idea!

annie
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annie

just want Rafe gone period. he is a slug with no chemistry unless its with Prescious the Oranguatan.

Kiren
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Kiren

EJ and Sami are the pairing w/the appeal that says “I’m only for this one person, she’s it for me.” When Galen talks about Rami relationship, he definitely acts as if he could do better than Sami. That Sami should be happy that he chooses to be with her and that it doesn’t matter to Rafe is he leaves her as long as she isn’t with EJ. And he portrays Rafe that way. For James his opinion is that Sami is it for him, he tried to move on and it just doesn’t work for him because Sami is his… Read more »

darnell
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darnell

I’m glad Rafe may have a new love interest. He has no chemistry or spark with Sami. Besides, Sami has enough on her plate with Ej and their children. Days use to be about family and romance. I wish they’d get some of that back. Put Sami and Ej together with their children. Give them some romance and put that unbelievable and undeniable chemistry to good use. And I don’t mean sex…I mean just sweet endearing moments between them and with their children.

Jamie
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Jamie

Yeah, they are pushing lots of cheap sex right now. Wish they would focus more on ROMANCE and the slow burn.

Michelle
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Michelle

EJ and Sami should be together.The writers have wasted years not putting one of the hottest couples on Daytime TV,Soaps together as a real couple.The chemistry that James Scott and Ali Sweeney have is just magical.I think that Rafe should have another love interest because Galen G. has no chemistry with Ali and he does not shine like he could, if paired with the right person.

C rael
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C rael

No more Safe!!!! Ejami always and forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ME
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ME

I don’t buy what KC said for one minute! I would rather have Rafe gone but if he stays I’d like to see him with Nicole since she is the only person I’ve seen him with that had any chemistry at all. Plus Nicole always needs saving, Sami Brady does NOT! Or I’d really like to see if he has chemistry with Chloe they look stunning together. I say get Bope and Ejami back together at least for a while and everyone else can do the bed hopping. They need families on this show besides the Carvers whom we rarely… Read more »

semaj
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semaj

i want a bricole and rafe triangle

cinnamon
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cinnamon

No I don’t want Rafe with anyone else. I couldn’t see anyone else on canvas for him. Now a new love interest for Ej would be so much better so he would could obsessing over Sami.
Rafe and Sami belong together. They have a real love connection.
I love how Rafe and Sami love each other so much and it shows in there eyes. They just show it by looking at each other and how they are amazing together.The chemistry they have just sizzles. SAFE all the way!!!

cinnamon
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cinnamon

I love how Galen and Ali bring SAFE to live. They are awesome actor and actress. They have so much chemistry together on screen it is amazing how they pro tray it.
They don’t even have to say anything and you can see how much love is between Sami and Rafe without words even being said. Love SAFE only couple I love besides BOPE

sarah
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sarah

as long he is away from Sami l don’t mind he gonna be paired with

Liza
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Liza

I guess if we HAVE to keep Rafe around because the powers that be don’t want to let “bedroom eyes” go….pair him with either Carly, Stephanie or Nicole. I’d rather him and Gabi just leave Salem…BORING.

cinnamon
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cinnamon

I would Rather Ej leave Salem. He should of never came to Salem.If it wasn’t for the Rape Sami would not even have kids with Ej. I hope they turn around and make Johnny Lucas’s and Sydney Nicole and Ej’s get Ej completely away from Sami. Sami don’t deserve no abuser in her life.She deserves someone that loves her truely and fully.That is not Ej. All he cares about is lying and manipulating her ever chance he gets. SAFE has more chermistry then Ejami ever has. There is no chemistry when it comes to lies,rape and manipulation.

Alicia
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Alicia

I’d love to see him with Nicole. She could really use a knight in shining armor! (What’s Sami supposed to do with one of those? lol) I still remember the Snarky wit between Rafe and Nicole when he was hounding her during the baby-switch. Nicely matched!
When E.J. and Samantha are together, all is right with the world!

NANCY
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NANCY

for eric brady’s return why don’t you get jake pavelka for that part eric brady all grown up and smoking hot

NANCY
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NANCY

i do love ej and rafe but i know sami she loves and craves danger over safe she will always keep running to ej she says she loves rafe but i think she still loves ej why would she stll bother continuing being in his face and always running into him

SafenSound
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SafenSound

Thanks Michael! I see there’s a lot of SAFE bashing, but SAFE truly is the rooting couple here! As far as a new love interest for Rafe, I don’t think the character of Rafe is fickled or does flip flops on the people he loves. Like KC stated, Rafe is solid and is the good guy here and he loves Sami! As far as somebody already on canvas…that could very be Nicole but I would think she’d be reconciled to EJ, not Rafe because they were never a couple. Enough of Ejami already, we’ve seen nothing but hurt, manipulation, control… Read more »

KenseysMom
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KenseysMom

Ahhh once again. Safe/Rafe/Galen bashing. Theres a surprise! I agree with my fellow safe buds and Im not trying to be cranky to Ejami fans…but enough already. Ejami has had their chance for YEARS..it hasnt worked. So lets give SAFE a chance. Chemistry is obviously in the eye of the beholder..and I see LOADS of it with Sami + Rafe! Love the romance. He would do anything for her. And continuously shows that. EJ does nothing but lie and manipulate and plot. If thats ur type of guy? I can see why you love him! He’s king of that stuff.… Read more »

shanda
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shanda

Girl I am so with you! I love Rafe and I totally agree with Sami when she says he’s the best thing that ever happened to her! And those who bash Galen are just getting fantasy and reality mixed up a little! I totally agree with you the face that Ali and Galen obviously love working together adds a lil somethin to their scenes. Love it and love them! The Ej and Sami story disgusts me as it is always manipulation and lies between them!!!!! At least Sami and Rafe are against the rest of the world NOT each other.… Read more »

KenseysMom
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KenseysMom

Funny…looking back at a few of the posts previous to mine (I usually dont). Amazing how easy it is to bash when you’re “anonymous” isnt it? JS may be a great actor to YOU but to me he is very very difficult to watch (and thats an understatement). I wont go into why..I think thats unkind and I cant stand it when you guys do it to Galen. That said. Your opinion Ms. Anonynous is just that, AN OPINION. Just because you state it..doesnt make it true. Trust me when I say therre are plenty of fans that are NOT… Read more »

Sugar
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Sugar

SAFE is the only couple that makes sense. EJami is wrong in too many ways to mention. Let’s start with RAPE. Their fans are delusional and as obsessed with JS as EJ is with Sami. EJ is no fun to watch, everytime they are on screen i’m bored to tears. It has been way too long and the s/l stinks like an old pair of sneakers. Onward and upward with SAFE will help bring back dedicated viewers. Thank you.

SafenSound
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SafenSound

In reading this interview again, I think KC is talking about Sami is not the only woman in Salem for EJ…not Rafe….even GG wasn’t sure what to make of it whether KC said that for Rafe or not….so I say GO SAFE!

cinnamon
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cinnamon

I agree with you on that. I think that KC wasn’t talking about Rafe I think he was talking about Ej. Sami isn’t the only woman in Salem for Ej. Nicole is perfect for Ej both are villians. Sami isn’t a villain she has done bad things.As for shooting Ej that was long over due.To bad Ej didn’t die. I wish he would just leave Salem already. SAFE is the best thing that has happen to days in a long time. SAFE and BOPE are the rooting couples of Days. SAFE deserve to be happy without that lying manipulating person… Read more »

SafenSound
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SafenSound

I wholeheartedly agree with you cinnamon about Johnny and Sydney…although I don’t like how Nicole was so desperate to hang onto EJ in the babyswitch, I would like to see her have her miracle baby if that’s Sydney and make room for a SAFE baby…if we love the way Rafe treats Sami now, wait til she’s pregnant with his baby….oh so sweet, we ain’t seen nothing yet…that is if tptb will do that for them and for us, lol!

lovingit
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lovingit

I prefer Rafe just move to another town I dislike the character more each day. As for those defending his acting I just have to say that for me KC’s statement about GG, and that he doesn’t have to say anything he can say so much with his eyes, was very telling that even they are aware of his limitations. And MF even made reference to GG acting skills in an interview previous to him starting on DOOL. When you don’t know that he said something with sadness until Sami points it out that says a lot (only one example).… Read more »

SupercoupleSAFE
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SupercoupleSAFE

That’s your opinion. Mine is that GG is a wonderful actor. Look at the fanbase he has created in such a short time. A bad actor wouldn’t have a following like this without maximum skills. His body language, timing and sex appeal does just fine. But thank you for adding such positivity.

SafenSound
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SafenSound

Not only that SupercoupleSAFE, Galen worked for what 10 years on Passion? That’s not easily done in today’s soap business, so for Days to scoop him up has been nothing but A+++++…

SupercoupleSAFE
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SupercoupleSAFE

Thank you thank you thank you KC for getting this right. SAFE is truely fantastic and makes me smile everytime they’re together.

ejami is like old news already forgotten

debbie
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debbie

Leave Rafe and Sami together. They have projected real love and the chemistry is beyond sizzling!

Jamie
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Jamie

YAY! Love Galen. I like Rafe – but NOT WITH SAMI. They are totally boring together. Rafe would be great paired with someone else. I think SAFE fans are confusing loving the character with loving the couple. Rafe IS great. He’s a great hero figure for us. But there’s no real chemistry with Galen and Ali, unfortunately. Go to youtube and watch Lucas and Sami – there was actual heat there. You could tell that those two were very comfortable with each other, and they enjoyed putting on a show for us. Same with James Scott – he enjoys playing… Read more »

LUMI
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LUMI

Lucas Horton is the man for Sami,EJ is the man for Nicole and Bo is all the man Hope will ever need.

LUMI
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LUMI

I would love to have Sydney be Ej and Nicole child,Johnny to be Lucas’s son.
I know Lucas is out of town now but Im hopeing he will be back soon,if not with Sami for his family and fans.

Paul
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Paul

Put this boring guy with someone else Sami belongs with EJ Ejami have 1000 times more chemistry than dull Safe i believe Rafe will moved on with another woman i hear Ejami will be happening very soon we all know he is going to get his kids back so there will be plenty of Ejami magic moments in the next few months sooner or later Sami is going wake and realise EJ is the man she truly loves and not Rafe. Safe are the worst couple i have ever seen no offence its like watching paint dry watching them i… Read more »

sara
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sara

safe is BORING!!!!

NANCY
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NANCY

please cancel james scott’s real life wedding he cannot marry in real life please stop him from england at the big sur in the next year please for me

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Daytime Stars Attend the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ 2021 (PHOTOS)

Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
Driving down the parade route, DAYS and Fifth Dimension favorites, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Julie Stands Up to MarDevil; Susan Seaforth Hayes Reminds Us Why She is Soap Royalty

Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it, let’s just say, not your typical Turkey Day episode in Salem.  It also moved the story along with MarDevil being exposed!

At Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) Thanksgiving, Doug (Bill Hayes) shouts that Marlena (Deidre Hall) is the devil. However, Marlena still insists that Doug is delusional and needs to be locked back up.  It is then that Julie stands by her husband.  Julie is on to Marlena and wonders if she should call “Marlena,” who she truly is at the moment, “Satan”.

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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle (Martha Madison) also believe something is terribly wrong.  Marlena tells them this is ridiculous, but Belle wants to hear what else Doug has to say.  Then, Shawn handcuffs Marlena to take her down to the station for questioning.  Julie doesn’t believe for one second that handcuffs will restrain the devil, and she was right! MarDevil breaks the cuffs and flings Shawn across the Thanksgiving dinner table complete with food-a-flying, leaving him unconscious.

Now with yellow eyes and lights flickering, MarDevil goes after Doug and Julie, but Julie stops Satan in his tracks professing “Not today, Satan!” Just then, MarDevil grabs a knife and in a counter move, Julie holds out her rosary saying love is the power and that the God of love is stronger than the devil! Julie defiantly tells MarDevil that the truth is out and Satan’s reign of terror is over! But MarDevil turns the tables and sneers, “It will never be over!”

It was in these scenes opposite Deidre Hall, that Susan Seaforth Hayes shined as she has done for decades given the material, as Julie went the toe-to-toe with the devil and Susan made us believe that love can win out over everything, especially the love of Doug and Julie.

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In another touching moment in the episode, Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) tells EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) from her hospital bed, how she used herself as a human sacrifice for the devil to keep John alive and to protect her son.  An emotional EJ can’t believe that Susan was willing to die for him. However, Susan explains that a mother always protects their child and she would do it all over again when faced with that decision.  Haiduk and Feurriegel also delivered in these scenes.

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With John (Drake Hogestyn) freed by Anna (Leann Hunley) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis), he eventually makes his way into the Horton house to confront MarDevil, but Satan is gone.  Instead, John finds Shawn with Doug and Julie and they inform him that MarDevil had left to fulfill her true purpose.  Just then, Marlena arrives at Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal). We fade to black.

Now below, check out Susan Seaforth Hayes in a scene from Friday’s episode as Julie fends off the devil.

Then, let us know, what did you think of Susan’s performance? What do you think MarDevil will do next to Ben and Ciara and “their” baby? Did you enjoy the Susan and EJ scenes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) Days of our Lives Extended Winter Preview Promo

As has been tradition, NBC has dropped their extended bombshell-filled Days of our Lives winter preview for everyone following the annual Day of Days event.

DAYS fan know that on Monday, the second annual virtual edition of the fan fest had its premiere and streamed here, and with it, came this promo of what’s to come in Salem through the holidays and into the new year.

Look for: a shocking return from Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) that fits perfectly into the MarDevil  (Deidre Hall) repossession storyline and you’ll see why, Brady (Eric Martsolf) being seemingly arrested for the murder of Phillip Kiriakis (Jay Johnson), and Ava (Tamara Braun) becoming unhinged, and Sami (Alison Sweeney ) walks in on EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) between the sheets!

Meanwhile, the annual Horton family Christmas has taken a devilish turn, and Eileen Davidson appears some more as the OG Kristen delivered by Satan.

Check out the preview below. Then let us know which story are you most excited to see via the comment secton.

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