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DAYS Airs It's 12,000th Episode With The Wedding of Gabi & Nick That Sets Up Big Reveals!



Today’s a big day for Days of our lives capping off an even bigger week for the long running NBC soap opera.  First it was announced that the show will be sticking around through its renewal of September 2014, and today the soap airs its 12,000th episode!

Here is what to look for during the milestone episode:  Sami (played by Alison Sweeney, who coincidentally celebrates her 20-year anniversary on “Days” this week) and Rafe (Galen Gering) start getting close again. Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) finds an ally in her quest to win Daniel (Shawn Christian) away from Jennifer (Melissa Reeves). Meanwhile, Gabi (Camila Banus) prepares to marry Nick (Blake Berris) while carrying the baby of Will (Daytime Emmy winner Chandler Massey). All three continue to struggle with what role Will should play in the baby’s life. Before the episode’s end, someone throws a huge wrench into the wedding proceedings.

And that wrench will be huge! Keep your eyes peeled on Chad and Will!  Will Gabi’s secret finally be exposed?  Will Nick find some leverage to use against Will?  Make sure to catch today and all next week on DAYS and let us know what you think of the explosive reveals and how it impacts the characters on the canvas!

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I kind of wish Gabi was not carrying Will’s child. If so many soaps can resurrect the dead with wild abandon, might this plot point be corrected?

Moreover though, go DAYS! I am late to this dance as I was an AMC and ATWT/OLTL guy. There is much to like in Salem.

Pretty sad when Nick and Gabi’s wedding is considered a huge event and used for this big 12,000 episode. I mean I will watch it but come on writers!

Couldn’t agree with you more! Yawn.

You’re right!

I agree too. Nick and Gabi catapulted in storyline over some of the most beloved days characters. It is sad how much they are making this story a central part of days. These two characters are the most hated as I read on all the boards. Why are they still there. So aggravating. I guess since they got rid of Dario who had Spanish terrets and big eyed Ari. They need to make gabi and rafe a part of the show by forcing story lines with them regardless if most of us could do without both Nick and Gabi.

I hope Gabi is exposed. I hate that the show’s 12,000th episode is based around their wedding and not something more interesting. ugh.

Agreed why would they be “the ” episode to watch. I have no clue why Gabi would ever be as rude to Sonny. She did the crime now own it instead if taking it out on one of the only stand up guys left.

So disappointed in days lately.

So looking forward to this episode!! CAN’T WAIT

Looking forward to this episode and the next ones coming . Things in Salem are really heating up with all different story lines.

This show is a major drag these days. Where’s Hope?

I know and Jon and Marlena are apart. Hate that. N Gabi just falling into all the gifts from the most notable Days figures are BEYOND ANNOYING. What has happened to days ?

It’s definitely not must-see-TV. The current storyline that really annoys me the most is the whole Daniel/Jen/Chloe mess. It’s dumb, it’s boring and it makes no sense that Chloe can just threaten Jennifer the way she has. I would love to see the Nicole/Eric thing move along a little faster too… Days is just missing the boat!

This is Sami’s and Austin’s wedding part 2- at her wedding Lucas found out Will was his child and not Austin’s and at this wedding everyone will find out Will is the father’s of Gabi’s baby. It will cause a temporary conflict with Sonny and Will but I am certain we will have a custody battle over this kid. The gay couple Sonny and Will going against homophobic Nick and his puppet Gabi. I think it might start from a domestic violence story line involving Nick and the clueless Gabi. Why, because Nick just strikes me as the type of guy who would resort to violence to control Gabi, which would prompt Will to seek custody. And if any this comes to pass, then Days has gotten way to predictable if I can guess story lines months in advance.

very well written. Your storyline will probably be better!

I agree 100%

I like the pairing of Nick/Gabi only because I hate both characters as separate people. Both should not be on the series, they’re both annoying and Nick’s continuous distaste for Will and Sonny is disgusting. And Gabi is still a nosey, wet dog who whines whenever she doesn’t get whatever it is that she desires. Another pair should have been the 12,000 episode like Brady and Madison, if she hadn’t been wrongfully killed off!

Yeah, I miss Madison. It’s sad they went from Bradison to Krady. Just wrong! Lol

What happened was this–it was discovered that Daniel is Will’s father, not Lucas. Daniel is the father of Gabi’s baby, not Will AND Daniel is Chad’s father, not Stefano! This will give Daniel even MORE story than he already has. Hell, eventually he will turn out to be his own father too!

LOL!! He does seem to be “it” man.


Oh that is too funny for words- I am waiting for the story line that Daniel is the Tom Horton reincarnated and then he can take over the opening sequence of the show too- These our Days of My Life-

I would have loved to see today’s episode but NBC felt it was more important to be the only network to show Obama and Afghan Pres. Kharzi.

If you have Soapnet, they’ll air it over the weekend.

It is on the NBC website

Where days fall is that GH can plan a 50th anniversary will excellent pacing and fan favorites, while days does a baby drama storyline for the milestone. What the hell?


Days of Our Lives is boring as all hell. I will read the recaps, but I will not be watching, at least not for a few weeks. Sam’s love triangle and the hateable character of Nick interests me not in the least.

The pace of the show is sooooo slow and listening to soft-spoken Dr. Dan and Jennifer makes me want to stab myself.
I liked Nick when he first came on but his treatment of Will is disgusting. Sami’s going-nowhere love triangle is growing tiresome. I really think Christie Clark needs to return! I was actually rooting Chad on and hope we get some movement, but I doubt it.


Where are the character-driven, umbrella storylines that took YEARS to tell? Back in the day supercouples weren’t forced upon us like Jennifer & Daniel. It took years for them to even comprehend that they were in love, let alone act on it. John & Marlena didn’t even kiss for what…almost a year? What about Bo & Hope doing their slow-burn romance before kicking it into overdrive? The writers think we want to see love-triangles and interrupted weddings without any substance behind it. EJ RAPED Sami – to even have her think about being with him is a dangerous message to send. Nick and his attempts to justify his homophobia are disgraceful and sorry, but Will wants to sit back and whine about how he was lied to…but is perfectly willing to lie to everyone in an attempt to keep Sonny, who he’s already living with?! The storylines are too slow AND too fast because the writers are writing the characters for their scripts rather than the scripts for the characters. Days needs to ditch the current HW’s & go back to the ones they had before – at least they had some storylines that were interesting and character based. Until they figure it out, they’ve lost more than a few viewers, myself included.

I agree 100%. Story lines only work if you can get your audience to empathize or relate to the characters on the screen. If the audience has no emotional investment in the character we don’t care what is on the screen, no matter how hot or trendy it is. It seems like something so basic that every writer should know. But right now they seem to be writing for ratings instead of for the audience and by doing that they are cutting off their nose to spite their face. Because if they wrote soaps like all good fiction, engage the viewer with characters we care about in reasonable stories, the ratings would come up and viewers like yourself would come back.

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Matthew Ashford, Martha Madison, Victoria Konefal and Maree Cheatham Make Returns to Days of our Lives

Today on Thursday April 11th, Days of our Lives celebrated the taping of their 15,000 episode which also happens to coincide with the funeral and episodes surrounding the death of Doug Williams (played by the late Bill Hayes).

Michael Fairman TV was on the set today during the milestone celebration; which also revealed who was back and participating in scenes during the emotional funeral for Doug and more.

In addition to the previously revealed Stephen Schnetzer (Steve Olson), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) and Gloria Loring (Liz Chandler), now comes Matthew Ashford (Jack Devereaux), Martha Madison (Belle Black), Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady Weston) and Maree Cheathem (Marie Horton) among others.

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Cheatham last appeared on DAYS back in 2010, while Ashford last appeared in 2023. Other cast members back for Doug’s funeral are Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani)

In addition, look for longstanding cast members including: Josh Taylor (Roman Brady), Stephen Nichols (Steve Brady), Mary Beth Evans (Dr. Kayla Brady), Jim Reynolds (Abe Carver), Jackée Harry (Mayor Paulina Price), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton Kiriakis), Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), and of course, Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) to appear throughout the emotional episodes as well.

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DAYS projects that the 15,000 episode tentatively will stream on Peacock on December 3rd. Since DAYS tapes well in advance, viewers will have a long stretch to wait. Be on the lookout for interviews and coverage from the taping and more right here on Michael Fairman TV.

So, what do you think of the returns listed thus far for the episodes surrounding the passing of Doug Williams and honoring Bill Hayes? Let us know in the comment section.

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Days of our Lives Reveals Newcomers Cherie Jimenez and Al Calderon

On the official Days of our Lives Instagram account, a photo has appeared featuring new additions to Salem, Cherie Jimenez and Al Calderon.  The Peacock streaming soap opera is not offering up just who they are playing.

However, the smart money seems to be that Jimenez is a recast Gabi Hernandez and Calderon potentially her brother, Dario Hernandez, since the two actors are seen standing in Rafe’s (Galen Gering) kitchen.

In story, Gabi has been stuck in prison for “murdering” Li Shin. Looks like the character will be brought back on to the canvas, but will Gabi reunite with Stefan (Brandon Barash)?

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If Calderon proves to be Dario that character has been off the show since 2017, when soap vet Jordi Vilasuso played the part. Dario departed Salem to avoid getting locked up in the slammer and in the process granted Abigail a divorce while in hiding.

If Jimenez looks familiar, she has been featured in roles on Pretty Little Liars,The Newsroom, NCIS, Maya and Breaking Tradition. Calderon has appeared in Walking Dead: World Beyond, and a few episodes of the soapy, The Haves and the Have Nots.

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As for Camila Banus, her last day on the DAYS set was back on April 28, 2023, when she revealed she was exiting the role of Gabi, a role she made soap-famous for 13 years.

Do you think Cherie and Al are the new Gabi and Dario? If not, who do you think they are playing? Weigh-in below.


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Melissa Reeves Returns to Days of our Lives

Longtime Days of our Lives star, Melissa Reeves, who has not filmed episodes with the Peacock streaming episode since 2021, is reportedly back on set and shooting story as Jennifer Horton. Reeves began her run as Jennifer back in 1985.

Melissa is taping the Thanksgiving episodes, but will also be a part of the Doug Williams memorial in honor her beloved former castmate Bill Hayes, who passed away in January at the age of 98.

According to TV Insider, Melissa had one concern in returning, in that, the role has been most recently been played by Cady McClain in her absence. Reeves expressed, “My one thing was, ‘I’m not taking this away from Cady.’ If this is Cady’s thing and she loves being here and she really loves playing this part, I don’t want to take it away from her. I’m so good either way.”

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Previously, Melissa had moved to Tennessee full-time with her husband, Scott Reeves (ex-Y&R, GH, DAYS). Speaking on being back to pay tribute to Bill Hayes, Reeves shared, “I heard about Bill, which was just devastating for all of us. I was like, ‘I wonder if they’re going to do tribute shows.’”

For decades, Reeves along with Matthew Ashford (Jack) formed the Salem supercouple of Jack and Jennifer. She related that she reached out to Ashford who said to her, “Would you ever think about going back?’ to which she replied, ‘Matt, I think about Days all the time.’ Melissa added, “So I said, ‘Matt, you know if they called, I would say yes, but I haven’t heard anything.’”

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Being a part of the tribute to Bill Hayes and to say goodbye to his beloved character of Doug Williams, has special significance for Melissa. She mentioned she weeped, recalling, “Of course I cried because he’s such an incredible man, but what an incredible legacy he has left behind as a man, as a father, as a grandfather, as a husband.“

So, looking forward to seeing Melissa Reeves reprise the role of Jennifer Rose Horton later this year as we say goodbye to Doug Williams and honor Bill Hayes? Comment below.

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