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Daniel Cosgrove Making A Return To Days of our Lives!

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Days of our Lives fans who were wishing for a return of Daniel Cosgrove to the show may have gotten their wish, but for how long, and as who?

Soap fans first reported hearing the news  of the actor’s return via a TV commercial that aired this week for the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Then within the issue (on newsstands now) they reveal that the actor who played the character of Aiden Jenning,  and who is presumed dead after his confrontation with Bo (Peter Reckell), is back at the DAYS set filming and will first air in late spring.  But the questions remain:  Is Daniel back as the ghost of Aiden?  Will he appear in some newly-minted flashbacks?  Could this all be the handy work of Andre DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) and there is a Aiden doppelganger on the loose?

Is fan favorite Cosgrove back in a newly created role?  There are so many theories and not to spoil it since DAYS taped months ahead they are keeping tight-lipped for now.

So, what do you think about the news that Daniel is back filming at DAYS? Do you think its just a short “ghostly” visit to scare the hell out of Hope (Kristian Alfonso)? Do you think Aiden never truly died?  Could Daniel be filming a new role?  Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below!

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Anna
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Anna

Ugh why DOOL?? Why??? Out of all the actors and characters that you could bring back why waste time and space??? Why isn’t Eve and Will still on the canvas???? How much more can this fan take???

Patrick
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Patrick

when DAYS is renewed…

they could bring back Kimberly and Shane Donovan

along with Will and Eve… I agree

Patrick
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Patrick

Whew ! LOL

I was waiting for this thread!

I was at the grocery store…. and lo and behold… !!!! brain teaser mind blown stunner

this has to be for the long term…. duration of ALL that’s GOOD in Salem

He’s the quintessential – ideal – dreamy leading man

Phil
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Phil

Good! Now bring back Kassie DePaiva since it is her who needs to be on FT!

Annie
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Annie

I’ll have a seat at this table, couldn’t agree more. Love them both and miss Eve so much!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I miss Kassie more than I can say. I can do without Cosgrove. And, it isn’t because of the Aiden character; I just never liked him.
On another note. What is happening???? Kate and Deimos? Oh, my!!! I hope so. They will sizzle together.
Something else I need to say, Anne…and you’re my victim…LOL. Forgive me, my friend. You know how Abby is wary and Leary about moving into the DiMera mansion? Well, it may be that TPTB are insinuating Chad as ‘HEAD’ of the lair for a reason. Chad will be the new Stefano. Like father like son?

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Honestly, I don’t care who Daniel Cosgrove plays, as long as they keep him around this time. He’s a great actor and brought real layers and complexity to the role of Aiden. He and Hope were awesome together, and I hated how the writers completely turned his character around and made him a scapegoat and attempted murderer.

If he’s a new character, here’s hoping he’ll play Peter Blake, Frankie Brady or Andrew Donovan.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…He’s a great actor and brought real layers and complexity”

he does his acting with such a natural ease… and I love his take on belonging fitting in and moving in and around Salem

WOAH ! I hope he’s Peter Blake…. hummm??? this is the Andre connection? he’s a DiMera

loving this

when he’s romancing – he’s ON

when he gets riled ! he nailed IT

the connection with Chase… is going to be GOOD

WOW they have to make him Peter Blake

Richard
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Richard

OMG him as Peter Blake would be awesome!!!!

Dylan
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Dylan

Peter Blake, okay. But he’s about 20 years too old to play Andrew Donovan.

cassie
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cassie

I agree. I can’t believe they let him go. He is an awesome actor, good-looking and I loved Hope with him. I love Rafe and think Rafe and Hope have chemistry, but they are friends not lovers. I want him to protect her but step away as wanting her. He has no kids, he should be with a woman that can give him a kids. I want him to be AIDEN, not Peter, not anyone but himself. I want the man that died to be an imposter.

Patrick
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Patrick

for all the good news… and it’s revelatory still… DAYS continues to remain right up their with the 4 serial until Kassie DePaiva WINS that best leading actress in a drama serial ON THE LATEST ISSUE of Soap Opera Digest picture of : Kristian Alfonso – Daniel Cosgrove – Kassie DePaiva the byline under Kassie DePaiva : hopefully i’m recalling this correctly… but it’s close “I was schocked… I Cried ” her exclamation at being fired what gall and disrespect to the best of the best . Period ! for all the superlatives netted this outstanding woman…. she is always… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Aidens twin Caiden…real Aiden couldn’t kill Hope so Andre used mind control on Caiden to make him think he is Aiden and had him attempt to kill hope while Aiden was kept a prisoner but now Andre is using mind control on Aiden who thinks he is Caiden to make ghostly visits as Aiden to torment Hope but soon Aiden as Caiden will remember he is really Aiden but is caught by Rafe…Aiden tries to convince Rafe it was Caiden who pretended to be Aiden who attempted to kill Hope under Andres mind control and then Andre used Aiden as… Read more »

brenda
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brenda

THAT IS THE STUIPIDEST CRAP IVE EVER HEARD AND I NEW THAT YOU WERE GONNA MAKE JEN A DRUG ADDICT BEFORE SHE EVEN WENT HOME FROM THE HOSIPTAL AND I NEW YOU WERE GONNA MAKE BRADY HAVE ALL THE FEELINGS OF DANIEL I AM 58 YEARS OLD I STARTED WATCHING DAYS OF OUR LIVES AROUND 8 OR 9 YEARS OLD WITH MY GRANDMOTHER BUT NOW YOU HAVE CRAZZY SCRIPS THAT DONT EVEN MAKE SENCES MOST OF THEM DONT EVEN HAPPEN IN THE REAL WORLD AND YOUVE CHANGED ACTORS SO MUCH IN THE LAST TWO YEARS THAT ITS CRAZZY (DAYS YOU… Read more »

cassie
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cassie

LOL! I don’t want flashbacks. I want another double like they did Rafe. Aiden is tied up somewhere

boes
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boes

I’d love to see him back but I don’t think we’ll get that lucky. I bet it’s for a few dreams, maybe for Chase, or some flashbacks when it’s explained why he did what he did.

JANET
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JANET

I like Danial C. Hope he is the Aiden twin. the son could use some family. Right now he is in trouble. Not law trouble but feeling terrible. He needs some family. Of course Andre will be doing something. to get Hope.. I would rather Hope be with Danial C than Rafe. I like Rafe fine , but just not with Hope.The show is awful right now. Wash rinse and repoeart. patch made to screw that pig. At least kayla has been saved but we know Sammi the second. no thanks. I never liked EJ for this before , and… Read more »

Jim
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Jim

Chase will end up being Ava and Steve’s son…plenty of family.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s a BIG guess, Jimmy. Wow. Imagine if it’s true.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

This is great news. Daniel Cosgrove is a terrific actor who did a wonderful job with all the layers of Aiden. I was so disappointed that Aiden was killed. How I wish TPTB would find a new part for Daniel and bring him and the fantastic Kassie DePaiva back full time.

JANET
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JANET

I agree they are both good actors, and we don’t need more teens.

cassie
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cassie

Not a fan of Eve. Kassie is a good actor but her daughter is gone she has no storyline now.

Kat Hilderbrand
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Kat Hilderbrand

I really like Daniel Cosgrove and am sol glad he will be back. He was great on ATWT and Days! This should be an interesting turn of events no matter what character he plays!

TearyTam
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TearyTam

Why….why… All of these returns? From death, far off places, cmon…its hella OLD I am ready for Andre to go.. He’ll bring back EJ if anyone.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Awwww, C’mon!!!! Seriously?

Minnie
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Minnie

I love this news! I just hope it is not in the form of a ghost and permanent. I hope he is not paired with KA as she will be forever cursed by Bope fans. They will never accept her with anyone but Bo even though PR made it clear he does not want to come back. Give DC a new younger love interest. Rope can continue on with their 3 fans. Lol

cassie
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cassie

They have more than 3 fans, trust that. But I don’t want them together even though i like them both.

JoAnn Marie
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JoAnn Marie

Aiden is boring and I hope his return is short! Hopefully, a ghost!

Joey Martin
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Joey Martin

I wondered if he would since they have featured chase so munc.

Mo
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Mo

Days needs to do something to excite the show. Don’t know if this is it, but we’ll see. So tired of the boring teen stories. These teens ARE NOT Shawn, Belle, Philip, Chloe, Mimi–the actors who played these characters could actually act. This new crew is horrible–nuCiara especially. She ruins every scene she’s in. I know that’s harsh, but I am just so tired of her and having her on the show. RECAST STAT!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yeah…recast stat and make her younger…bring back Lauren Boles!!!

Mo
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Mo

Lauren was fabulous.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Mo…I wish that TPTB of DOOL would get rid of the so-called new teen set already!!!!! To me, they’re all BEYOND GOD-AWFUL!!!!! B-L-E-C-H!!!!!!

cassie
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cassie

I think that little prissy daughter of Belle and Shawn is annoying! I can put up with Ciara because she has always been sort of strange to me. LOL!
I like Chase and Theo the most.

Mo
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Mo

I also don’t like Lani–Sal can’t act. And the Salem PD is about as bad as Genoa City’s.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Not harsh, Mo…just truthful. You’re not alone.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Bringing back characters, or at least actors, when we were told it wouldn’t be happening…. gives me hope that the death of Will Horton will be reversed, and that he will be coming back with either Guy Wilson or someone new.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I have said myself Will isnt dead…he survived the attack but is in a coma and in a care facility outside of Salem.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Hey Scott, Don’t hold your breath for that one.

Mary
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Mary

Glad he is coming back. Liked him and I can’t wait to see the storyline. I liked him with Hope, better than Rafe….Good actor…

Jennifer
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Jennifer

So happy for this news. I was sad to see him go and look forward to his return. Hopefully it is for good!! Love him!

JUDY K
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JUDY K

GREAT NEWS….GREAT ACTOR……

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well if Aiden, Will, Serena, Paige, Bo and Daniel all end up alive on some island of Stefano’s that be fine by me. I also would like Stefano to be alive too– he can meet his maker in some way later, it just never sat right with me that Hope murdered him even under distress. Personally I always thought Stefano who cheated death a million times over the years should die in some simple way, like choking on a grape — to me that would have been poetic justice for the Phoenix– done in by a piece of fruit.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

A chocolate covered cherry would be good too, Mary.

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

Maybe it’s either to play Aiden’s evil Twin brother (that no one ever knew about) or it’s just to do some nightmare dream sequence – who knows – it’s all speculation on our parts I suppose. At any rate, he is a good actor, have liked him since his days on All My Children so if he returns it’s a-ok with me.
Will be interesting to see what develops.

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
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Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

For months I would only tune into “Days” to hear Mac Carey and hopefully see a scene with Daniel Cosgrove or James Read. This is very good news and I hope it is a long term role.

Belle
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Belle

I liked Aiden and hate that his character was killed.

damien
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damien

thank you days for listening to the fans!!!! daniel made it impossible not to root for aiden in his final DAYS! Daniel is so charming and lovable, him and hope had amazing chemistry.
i hope his stay is permanent..

Patrick
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Patrick

you know…. it would be amazing… if… TPTB “really” listened

Kassie DePaiva would return and DAYS would be on solid ground

for one of my current favs to be returning to my telee… elevates once again my own endorphin

a treat restored

blake
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blake

Hopefully he’s playing a new character, and please not a ghost.

Dylan
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Dylan

On a random side note here, Victor’s brother shows up claiming something about Victor’s fiancee and 30 years ago. In REAL soap time, Victor K showed up on the Salem canvas 31 years ago, in 1985. So there’s that. Second, the son of Victor K, Phillip, was rapidly aged, and graduated high school in 2002, which was 14 years ago, which would logistically make the character of Phillip 32. However, with the rapid aging of Claire, Phillip is closer to 40 now. So…..at what point 30 years ago did this mystical fiancee of Victor’s exist? 30 years ago, Victor would… Read more »

cassie
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cassie

It’s a soap…that will explain it. simple asthat.

Patrick
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Patrick

it may not have been 30 years to the date… when Deimos was let out

I figure he’s been out for some time

and he could have still somehow fathered Xander. !!!!

this is what I want most of all

a ready made family to complete the takeover… of the Kiriakis… and JPL’ Phillip takes the fall

Deimos reigns supreme

Rj
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Rj

Just as the chemistry between Hope and Aiden was blossoming they killed him off. That was too bad, but I thought may be they did it to bring Bo back, but then they killed him off. Perhaps, they wanted to bring Hope and Rafe together to tighten up and tie together some lead actors/characters. I think Rafe and Hope may be fine and even good together- I can even see them together in the sense that they are both on the police force, etc., but I was disappointed how they dealt with Aiden as I said just when the chemistry… Read more »

jb44
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jb44

I loved him! So glad to hear he is coming back; hopefully for a long time.

Barbara Flowers
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Barbara Flowers

I hope he doesn’t stay long. Never liked his character.

Jaime
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Jaime

Sorry, but Days was great in the Fall. The writers have gotten awful this winter and adding so many characters spells the same old same old with Days decline, ruining long standing loved characters to prop up a bunch of unknowns.

Right now I find this Jan – Feb on Days its worst in 6 months.

What happened? Where is Corday’s promise of a return to caring about the characters and integrity? What happened to all that talk of great writing.

This Jan, this Feb so far is really bad writing.

cassie
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cassie

The worst to me, all of the deaths and funerals. I need a mellow days for at least a month to get the killings out of my head.
When the teens showed up it took a nose dive. They messed up and need to start all over again.
These teens are not doing a good job together. No chemistry like Phil, Belle, Shawn, Mimi and Brady.
Definitely no chemistry like Nick, Will, Gabi, Sonny, Chad and Abigail. They had the ratings high when they were together.

Ces
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Ces

…… And THIS is why I quit Days again. I knew I’d only last a short while @ Bo’s death. The show is horrible. Hate the recasts, teen stories and everything else. Not even Stephen & MaryBeth can keep me watching anymore. I quit for 7 years and I’m quitting again.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Excuse me, but didn’t Ken Corday practically guarantee that anyone killed from the point of the 50th anniversary on would remain dead? In my mind NOTHING has been worse for soaps than the trend of killing off characters and then bringing them back. Just, lame.

BUT, maybe Hope will simply be hallucinating. At least that wouldn’t be as bad. (And I totally appreciated Haiden, JUST cannot stand the idea of the back from the dead when the character was killed onscreen!)

Mozelle
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Mozelle

I thought it was said once an actor was dead, they were going to not bring them back. So what’s up with this, I don’t get it.

Reney
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Reney

I am glad to hear this news.I think Daniel Cosgrove is a great actor.I really liked Aiden and Hope together until they had him turn into a nutcase.I was really hoping for a longterm relationship between Aiden and Hope.It is going to be interesting to see what happens when Daniel Cosgrove returns… who will his character be?

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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