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DAYS Alison Sweeney Delivers Emotional Tearjerker As Sami Says Goodbye To Will, Marlena, and John!


Over the past few months, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed one of the most well-written, and well-played story arcs of the character of Sami Brady DiMera, and one of our favorite all-time performances by her portrayer, Alison Sweeney.

Throughout her return visit, which took Sami to Salem and Memphis and back to find her believed-to-be-dead son, Will, there were plenty of story turns, including: Sami kidnapping Ben (Ben Weston) and getting him to re-enact strangling Will (Chandler Massey) in an attempt to get her son to remember his life, sleeping with her ex Rafe (Galen Gering), and so much more.

But the emotional heart of the story came to its full conclusion on Wednesday’s episode, when Sami decided it was time to leave Salem, but before she goes she tries to reconcile with her son.  In story, Sami says there are some of Will’s belongings in her car, so he steps out to get them, while Sami has an emotional moment with her mother, Marlena (Deidre Hall).  Sami thanks her mother and tells her how much she loves her.  Next, it’s John’s (Drake Hogestyn) turn, who Sami has not always had the best relationship with.

An overcome Sami, tries to thank John for all he did in tracking Will down in Memphis.  An emotional John hugs Sami, and says to her: “I’ve always been on your side.”  Now it’s time to grab some more hankies when Sami tells Will that she is excited to see what’s to come for him in his life, and how proud she has always been of him.  Sami is struggling with having to walk out the door and leave her son behind, since Will has never hugged her or shown much emotion where Sami is concerned since he returned, and especially what she did to him.  But as Sami heads out the front door, Will finally goes to hug her.  Sami hugs her son back, and is reduced to tears of joy as John and Marlena look on.

And then, you need to grab some more hankies when Will says, “Bye Mom” as Sami replies, “Bye, sweetheart.”   That moment was played to perfection by Chandler Massey and Alison Sweeney, and rang true as any mother saying goodbye to her son and having to leave him behind.

Alison Sweeney finishes her run as Sami on tomorrow’s episode of DAYS, but we will always remember this visit as one of the best of the best, and those goodbyes scenes as good as they come on the soaps. 

So, what did you think of Sami and Will’s goodbye? Alison Sweeney’s performance during this story arc? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

First i loved Sami’s goodbyes to Will, Marlena and even John and mostly i liked Sami’s goodbye to Will.Plus i’m wondering if some real life emotions surfaced between anything could happen in the future and this might have been the last time Alison Sweeney would be on Days or at least for a very long time.So just in case the show may have wanted to give Alison Sweeney some goodbye scenes in that while Sami is saying goodbye to the characters she is saying goodbye to the actors.


I don’t want her leave. Loved it when Will said, “Bye Mom.”


Their is only one Samantha Brady. Both Villian and Hero. Ron wrote her Beautifully and Alison is amazing as always. Cried at those scenes and had to watch them twice. You will be so missed Alison but I know that Ron will bring you back again with another great Arc and I can’t wait.


She shouldnt have left the show. I love on the show she brings it to life.


this completely took me by surprise – this is high yield drama for return

Sami leaves knowing her son is “home and safe” and even with no memories…

this is just that much more down the road for Sami to REEL

PLUS – she’ll return with Rafe baby.

i’m 6 epi behind AND DARNED IT ALL – of course I cried, just reading about Sami and Will


i’m gobsmacked… all the REELING going on in Salem –

from the time Sami came back from Memphis… she’s been the highlight

watching her flit to and fro… reign herself in … catching a fair shake ? woah

Ali Sweeney has done it… the one thing she voiced an opinion about.

made me cry… because she got her son back…no matter the cost to her

like Will, Sami has a connection to the whole canvas

have to do a stand out… Martha Madison , sisterhood Belle and Sami
as Sami berates Belle for “giving” the DiMera 1/2 the money back. and Belle questioning Sami motherhood with Will. it was on the mark what you expect from sisters.. and Belle was given the boot .. but she held her own.

chutzpah , no?

I wouldn’t mind seeing Bele back on the show… since Claire of ALL the SORAS teen set has taken… it’d be nice to see more interaction with Marlena, Belle, and Claire. Martha Madison’ Belle would make a GREAT biatch

EVERY STORY in and around Sami… startling show.

which is further proof.. that after Sami leaves… the show has all it’s legs full throttle… ie: ED came and went.. and we all want her back. Ali as well.


thee – NEW – and MUCH improved Ciera Alice Brady – IS – a HIT

wow she has an attitude that is nothing like Hope.. and that means something

she is so natural and fits right in with : Claire, Tripp, Theo… NICE

the younger set is moving right along

Ciera has so much too much energy in and around


i missed the episode…

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS is a good place to catch it, Jimmy! Traffic to their website is a plus for DAYS!


I forgot i get it On Demand too…and thanks about will catch it there too!!!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

My gripe is that since we know for sure EJ is alive thanks to Kristen’s appearance, just how long could Sami stay gone? We have to have some kind of closure to that part of her story if she won’t come back to continue the character’s journey.

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

My guess is when the show brings EJ back he might have amnesia too and has been brainwashed by Kristen into thinking he’s someone else.So that could mean when we see a new male character it could really be a brainwashed EJ but maybe we won’t know it for awhile.Plus EJ having amnesia and brainwashed into thinking he’s someone else might be the only way to have him on the show without Sami at least for the time being.

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

What was the ending about her wearing the wedding ring all about? Was it to signify that she is going back on the hunt for EJ? I like the idea of another Sami adventure out of Salem to track him down from Kristen’s clutches and then returning with a Rafe baby in tow.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

But “alive” doesn’t necessarily mean in the same form, James. The character returning could be EJ…or rather, have EJ’s brain.


Maybe May sweeps or the summer. Crossing fingers!!

joanne wolfer
joanne wolfer

I will miss as/sami love her and lucas


Come back soon, Sami. Salem just ain’t as unholy without you!


I really enjoyed Sami’s visit. Everything Ron wrote for Sami and the others was an amazing umbrella story. Sami sure knows how to bring fire to the show.


I am sad to see her go.Come back soon Sami. It is a shame that they wont let her move back to Salem.I feel like she is a very important part of the show.Now everyone here have a very Merry Christmas,happy holidays to all of you and to Days God Bless and happy holidays to you too.

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Arianne Zucker Chats On Her Return; Days Stars Take To Daytime Emmy Red Carpet On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On an all-new episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast,  Arianne Zucker talks about her exciting return to the show, and once again being in front and center story following Nicole seeing the love of her life, Eric (Greg Vaughan) had attempted to move on in the love life department with Sarah (Linsey Godfrey), and then the shocking devastation at the death of her daughter, Holly.

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On the podcast with host Michael Fairman, Ari weighs-in on her most recently aired scenes, and talks about some of Nicole’s past wild storylines including; the infamous flesh eating bacteria storyline and when Nicole attempted to raise Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) baby as her own until the truth finally, finally came to light!

Then, Fairman takes you to the red carpet at the just completed 46th annual Daytime Emmys where he chats with some of the most notable residents of Salem including actors: Galen Gering (Rafe), Rob Scott Wilson (Ben), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Victoria Konefal (Ciara), Martha Madison (Belle), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and more.

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Make sure to check out the podcast one of two ways: 1) Go directly to iTunes here, or you can hear it on Salem.

Let us know what you think of Nicole’s return and Days’ night at the Daytime Emmys via the comment section below.

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Ron Carlivati Interview – Days of our Lives – 46th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet

Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati chats with Michael Fairman on the red carpet at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Carlivati and his writing team were nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series; an award they won last year.

Ron reveals to Michael that the reels submitted in the writing category were different than those submitted for Outstanding Drama Series; with the writing submissions centering around Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) wedding and her shooting … and then the aftermath in the hospital where Marlena’s children and John have to say goodbye to her fearing she will not pull through her medical crisis.

Later, Carlivati discusses how he has become more firmly entrenched in the land of Salem after being an ABC Daytime guy for most of his life; following writing for One Life to Live and General Hospital.

Watch the interview below.  Then let us know, what did you think of Ron’s choice for the writing award? Should DAYS have toppled Y&R on the strength of those reels? Comment below.

For more 46th annual Daytime Emmy Red Carpet and backstage interviews visit the Michael Fairman Channel here.

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46th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Video Interviews

Last weekend on Sunday May 5th and Friday May 3rd, the stars of daytime took to the red carpet at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards and Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

From the nominees, presenters, and cast members from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless plus favorites from Morning, Children’s and Talk Show programming, these ladies and gents were dressed to impress and on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of their peers and for a job well-done in the world of daytime programming.

Many of your favorites stopped to chat with the media, including Michael Fairman TV’s, host Michael Fairman, who has now posted all of his “46th Annual Daytime Red Carpet Emmy conversations” up on his You Tube Channel, The Michael Fairman Channel.

Make sure to “subscribe”, so you can get all the latest celebrity interviews, and more, if you have not done so before.

Here is the complete line-up of video interviews from the Daytime Emmy Red Carpet on The Michael Fairman Channel from last weekend.

You can click on their hyperlink below to take you directly to the video.

Then at the comment section below, you can let us know what was your favorite chatter on the red carpet!

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Days of our Lives

Ron Carlivati

Billy Flynn, Sal Stowers and Arianne Zucker

Marci Miller and Tyler Christopher

Galen Gering

Lauren Koslow

Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers

Eric Martsolf

Rob Scott Wilson

Greg Rikaart

Victoria Konefal

Ken Corday and Mary Beth Evans

Martha Madison

Thaao Penghlis and Leann Hunley

Olivia Rose Keegan

Suzanne Rogers

Stacy Haiduk and Thia Megia

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General Hospital

Maura West

Laura Wright

Steve Burton

Jon Lindstrom

Garren Stitt

Hayley Erin and Chloe Lanier

Eden McCoy

Max Gail and Vernee Watson

Chad Duell and Courtney Hope

Patricia Bethune

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Heather Tom

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

Don Diamont

Katherine Kelly Lang

Darin Brooks and Kelly Kruger

Wayne Brady

Annika Noelle

Brad and Colleen Bell

Ashley Jones

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The Young and the Restless

Bryton James

Mishael Morgan

Beth Maitland

Cait Fairbanks

Victoria Rowell

Zach Tinker

Sasha Calle

Hunter King

Kate Linder

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Daytime Stars and Digital Series

Abby Cadabby and Elmo – Sesame Street

Kathie Lee Gifford

Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron

Sean Samuels – Giants

Gregori Martin and Wendy Riche – The Bay

Lauren Lake – Paternity Court

John Michael Higgins – America Says

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