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DAYS Billy Flynn Delivers Emotional Performance As Chad Makes Peace With The Late Stefano!

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On Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, one of the most talked about and highly-anticipated scenes finally hit the airwaves and did not disappoint!

The scenes featured Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera and Joseph Mascolo as Stefano DiMera.  In story, Stefano is dead, but Chad never got the chance to say goodbye to his father, a man he had his own contentious relationship with.   While having a drink and starring at the larger than life photograph of Stefano by the fire, Chad looks up and sees an apparition of Stefano.

Stefano tells Chad: “I’m here. Take your shots. I’ll listen.”   An emotional Chad sits on the floor by his father and begins to tell him that he is one of the scariest SOB’s he has ever met.  Chad also feels he owes EJ’s children for bringing him together with Stefano, and he also realizes how much he misses his sister, Lexi.  Chad tells Stefano, Lexi was the best of them.   Then as Chad cries, Stefano tells his son he is a good boy.

Next in a heart-tugging performance by Flynn, Chad tells Stefano that he wanted to make him proud, but he knew he didn’t cut the mustard.   Chad reveals he doesn’t know who to be now, and that Stefano changed towards the end of his life. Stefano tells Chad he wants him to learn to be the man he wants to be.   Chad hugs the apparition of Stefano.   In the morning, Abby (Kate Mansi) finds him asleep on the couch in the DiMera living room.  He reveals to her about the visit from his father, and that he finally feels free.

Once again, Billy Flynn proved why he is one of the finest actors in this genre always enfusing Chad with great emotional depth and complexitity that continues to make the audience root for this one of a kind character.

So, what did you think of the performance of Billy Flynn in the key scenes between Chad and the late Stefano? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Shell
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Shell

He did a fantastic job. Yesterday’s scenes were worthy of an Emmy nomination for sure.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

I agree and I was so glad to see Joseph Mascolo as Stefano DiMera again in new scenes.
Also today’s episode (March 2, 2016) was an honor to Joseph Mascolo for the many years he played Stefano DiMera. I don’t know why they color-bleach or sepia tone the past footage, but they were fun to watch.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I love Billy/Chad. He is a turn-on….sexy, passionate, good-looking and a great talent.
Nonetheless, Shell. I am confused as heck with the character. He’s neither coming or going….I am not grasping his role, yet…hmmmm.
Needless to say, I always enjoy Giuseppe Mascolo.

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

The performance will live long in the memory and on the DVR.

Sward
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Sward

Chad needed that scene and we, the viewers, needed that scene. It was a great resolution to a complex character that was Stefano DiMera. Billy Flynn, who I hope DAYS has on a very long contract, never fails to find the nuances that make his character Chad stand out. Joseph Mascolo will be missed but not soon forgotten.

Willa Sargent
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Willa Sargent

Billy Flynn done exceptional as Chad talking to ghost of Stefano…BRAVO , BRAVO BILLY FLYNN!!! IT EMMY WORTHY!!! hugssss i am huge fan of yours!! <3

Kelly
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Kelly

Beautiful, well written praise for Billy Flynn!! He is excelling as an actor by the day. Great raw emotion used to always deliver an awesome performance. Thank you for the article and thank you for the wonderful acting Mr.Flynn:)

Colleen Szombathelyi
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Colleen Szombathelyi

It was heart wrenching and I felt every word he said

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, we’ve see far too little of Chad and Abby–they just disappeared off the canvas–and Ben has escaped? Tell me things will heat up again.
And, btw, just between you and me, is all this current mess with Hope shooting Stephano and Steve taking blame for Joey’s smothering and killing of Ava just a bad dream a la Bobby Ewing on Dallas? Tell me I’m correct now, ok! Otherwise where to go with these dead-end stories (pun intended–lol!)???? Nightmares, indeed!

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

He has improved so much…hope he gives acting lessons to the teen set…guess Bens escape means the kidnapping of Abigail and she will not be found until a new actress takes over the role.

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

I thought Kate Mansi aired through May at least. That would be a long time with no Abigail.

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

im not sure…

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Congratulations to Billy Flynn on a very impressive performance.

Eddie
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Eddie

Days is his first big job. If he’s this good now then can you imagine what he’ll be like with more years of experience? This guy is gonna go places, and will accomplish much.

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

I agree, Eddie. I have been saying/thinking the same thing for quite some time now.

He is so multi-dimensional. He will be an incredible actor on the BIG screen some day.

We need to enjoy him on DOOL while we can. His DAYS are dwindling, I am sure.

blake
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blake

Totally agree

Mark
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Mark

Excellent performance!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Although I am weary of soaps using “ghosts” or “visions” of characters that are dead, it was a good scene but why couldn’t they have done it when Stefano was alive– a vision telling you exactly what you what to hear is hardly realistic or meaningful– but yeah he acted the scene well—- it took me a while to warm up to his playing Chad, now I can’t imagine him not playing him, so kudos to Mr. Flynn– it is rare for a recast to out shine the original actor in the role.

E. Cox
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E. Cox

He is so talented, and I’m not just blowing smoke. I look forward to his scenes just to see what choices he is going to make! The complexity that he has infused into the character is amazing. I love him on Days, and I love the character of Chad, so I selfishly don’t want him to leave. I have been watching Days since I was 3 or 4 so I know the value he is bringing to the show……. BUT he is going to do great things wherever he is. He is doing it in Daytime and I’m sure he… Read more »

Tony
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Tony

He also needed the story and the dialog. He’s finally getting nuanced material. His story is the bright spot in a dismal period for Days, creatively.

Tivette
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Tivette

Amazing performance! He knocked me back in my chair and I was pulling the kleenex during that marvelous exchange between Chad & dad…heart wrenching truly–BRAVO!!!

Eileen C.
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Eileen C.

Wow…beyond touching. Thank you Billy Flynn for gracing us with your immeasurable talent. Bravo on a job well done!

Mo
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Mo

I wouldn’t mind Stefano being a ghost/memory a la John Abbott on Y&R.

I still don’t like Billy as Chad.

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

Well acted scene, but drawn out and I was glad it was at least explained, as few things are, as a “possible dream”. This show lately is a total snooze, and of course now, predictably, they have announced that Ben has escaped….watch out Abigail. I find much of the show a little boring and the “same old same old”, I could tell that Patch was going to take the rap or attempt to take the rap for what his son did to Ava, that was pretty predictable. For a while there, the show was quite innovative with Paul being the… Read more »

Marilyn
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Marilyn

Yes, Billy Flynn is amazing. I was shopping around for a show as I was done with GH and his work is really what hooked me into Days–a show I hadn’t watched since the 70’s. Watched a bit last April and then came on board fully in August. Kate Mansi took a little warming up to, but she’s pretty great too. This particular episode should be great for an emmy reel as he displays range throughout the episode. He just makes Chad feel like a real person. I think Days has done a great job this week. The fallout from… Read more »

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

Love Billy Flynn. I thought form the beginning he was the perfect choice for Chad.. He reminded me of a young EJ Dimera. Terrific actor for sure.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Abe Goes to the Light While John Faces Off with MarDevil

Monday’s highly-anticipated episode of Days of our Lives did not disappoint. In fact, we think that this episode should be a strong contender for DAYS to consider for one of their Outstanding Drama Series submissions for next year’s Daytime Emmys.  Why? It has it all – emotional heart with Abe’s journey to and from the light, touching flashbacks, a great performance by James Reynolds, and some special effects and editing during the John (Drake Hogesytn) vs. MarDevil scenes, which also gave us a delicious performance by Deidre Hall.

At the start of the episode, Abe has flatlined after being shot as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) tries to revive him, but they are losing him.  As this is going on, Paulina (Jackée Harry), Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are gathered at the hospital awaiting news on Abe’s condition.  Later, Eli decides to go find out what is happening with Abe, and gets the shock of his life when he walks in on Abe flatlining, while Kayla tells him that Abe is gone.  Eli implores her to try to bring him back. He tells the others they are working on trying to save Abe, as Julie and Paulina bond, and later, Lani must call Theo and Brandon to let them know about Abe’s condition.

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Julie reminisces about Abe, and how they have known each other for 40 years, our wink-wink that this is James Reynolds’ 40th anniversary episode.   Then, we see Abe has gone to the light wearing a white sweater and who should he see but his beloved late wife, Lexie.  No, it’s not Renee Jones, but an actress who delivers Lexie’s lines, since it had been previously reported that Jones was unavailable for the episode.  In scenes with the replacement Lexie, Reynolds showed us why he is an MVP of DAYS.  He acted up a storm and brought the emotion regardless of who was standing there.

 

However, longtime viewers got a wonderful surprise when flashback clips of scenes between Renee Jones and Reynolds were shown and they were some major moments in the history of Abe and Lexie’s relationship including: the moment when Abe learns Lexie’s pregnant, the moment when he is disgusted by Lexie’s betrayal when he learned of her involvement in the Zack baby switch storyline, and what she did to Bo and Hope, all because she was desperate for a child. Later, it’s the five-hankie moment of when Lexie, who was dying from a brain tumor, passes away in Abe’s arms.

After all the flashbacks, Lexie tells Abe he needs to go back and not to come with her to heaven. He has children, and people who love him and need him. Eventually, he says his goodbyes to Lexie and returns to the present, just as Kayla is about to call his time of death in the hospital room. All of a sudden, Abe’s heart begins to beat.

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Kayla brings Julie, Eli, Lani, and Paulina the news that Abe will need surgery, but he will make it.  Then, Paulina and Lani make their way to see him. In another emotional moment, they tell him how much they love him (Paulina looks worried about her lie being exposed that Lani is not really Abe’s bio-daughter).  As the episode comes to its conclusion, we see the back of Lexie making sure Abe is safe and sound among the living, while signifying she is watching over him.

And if that was not enough, this episode also picked up where John had confronted MarDevil in the church, letting Satan knows he is on to him and that he is not going to win … he is going to get Marlena back.  Satan drives home the point that Marlena belongs to him now.  John is mortified as the cross on the church wall turns upside down. Later to show off his prowess and control, MarDevil turns the holy water blood red. As the scene progresses, MarDevil is jumping all over the church and showing up in different spots.

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John then gets the lowdown on how Satan struck a deal with Marlena to let Doug (Bill Hayes) live if she let him in.  That is followed, by some of the back-story of Marlena’s first possession over 25 years ago, and why it happened when she was alone and very distraught.  MarDevil even goes on to say that he tried once before to regain control of Marlena during the Salem Serial Killer storyline, but it did not work out that time, because all the victims turned out to be alive.  MarDevil brings up Stefano and how he had made Marlena believe John was dead which left her vulnerable.  He goes on to relate that Doug was the gateway for Marlena’s re-possession.

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MarDevil tells John what she did with Doug by committing him and how she wanted to kill Julie. John knows that Marlena can hear him and tries to bring her back, but as the devil struggles with that, ultimately, he wins and begins to show his strength to John tossing him around the church, where he is eventually is knocked unconscious and then dragged to, we don’t know where, by the MarDevil!

Throughout the scenes, Deidre Hall looked like she was having so much fun playing the devilish one in this campy storyline revisited.

So, what did you think of James Reynolds performance and his 40th anniversary episode? What was your favorite moment? Are you glad John knows for certain now that Marlena is once again possessed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Emily O’Brien Previews Her Directorial Debut and Short Film ‘Too Close’

She’s an actress, a voice-over talent, writer, and now she can add director to her impressive resumeDays of our Lives star Emily O’Brien (Gwen) has shared over the last 24 hours a preview clip of her short film, Too Close.

Emily stated via her Instagram account: “Here’s a peek at the trailer for my short film entitled Too Close– I am so fortunate to have made this with my beloved team alongside me. My vision couldn’t have been brought to life without any of you, I am truly touched by your tenacity & genuine love for creativity!”  O’Brien shared the hashtags: #directorialdebut #filmmaking #periodpiece #cinema #womeninfilm
#writeyourownstory #vintagefilm

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You can check out the teaser for the film below which centers on the story of a young man and woman in the 1950’s examining what it means when two people in a relationship are considered to be too close.

Let us know if you are intrigued by the preview, and would like to see Emily’s short film via the comment section below.

 

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Jensen Ackles Shares Heartfelt Message on Death of ‘Rust’ DP Halyna Hutchins: “This Has Been a Tragedy of Epic Proportions”

Former Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric and Ex-Dean)  took to his Instagram over the weekend to pay tribute to cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was tragically killed in New Mexico, on the set of the film Rust in which Ackles co-starred with Alec Baldwin and Frances Fisher. Baldwin is also one of the producers of the film.

Last Thursday, in the initial investigation reports surfaced that Baldwin discharged a “prop gun” leading to the death of Hutchins and injuring director, Joel Souza.  Since that time it has been reported that Baldwin was told by the assistant director, David Halls, that the weapon was a “cold gun” meaning not loaded with live rounds following its preparation by the film set’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez.  But in his affidavit statement, Halls says he was unaware that the prop gun contained live rounds when it was given to Baldwin for his scene.

The scene Baldwin was rehearsing was inside a church building at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. In new affidavit’s, it was noted that Baldwin was ‘cross drawing’ the weapon and pointing the gun towards the camera lens.

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A grief-stricken Ackles shared:  “I’m not even sure where to start.  This has been a tragedy of epic proportions that we are all still processing. Earlier last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna just how awesome I thought she was. I told her how incredible I thought her camera shots were and just how exciting it was to watch her and her team work. Truly. She laughed and said thank you and gave me a hug. I’ll forever be thankful we had that moment.  She had a spunk and passion that infected the entire crew from the top down. She was an inspiration. My heart and prayers go out to Halyna’s husband, son and the rest of her family. There just aren’t enough words to express what an immense loss this is. She will be incredibly missed by all of us who knew and admired her.”

Since Hutchins’ death, a video also surfaced of Ackles discussing his concerns for gun safety on the set of Rust at a Supernatural convention in Colorado prior to the tragedy.

Jensen told the crowd: “I’ve got a 6 a.m. call tomorrow to have a big shoot-out. They had me pick my gun. They were like, ‘Alright, what gun would you like?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know?’ and the armorer was like, ‘Do you have gun experience?’ I was like, ‘A little.’ And she’s like, ‘OK, well, this is how you load it, this is how we check it and make sure it’s safe. “So she’s like, ‘OK, I’m gonna put some blanks in there and I want you to just go and fire off a couple rounds towards the hill.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ So I put the belt on, I put the gun there, and I walked out and she’s like, ‘Just make sure that you know, you pull the hammer all the way back and you aim at your target.’ And I was like, ‘OK, I got it.’  The footage was originally on You Tube, but now has been taken down.

The investigation remains and open and active on what occurred on the set of Rust, according to the Santa Fe New Mexico Sheriff’s office.

So, what do you think about Jensen’s tribute in the wake of the Rust tragedy? Comment below.

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