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DAYS Billy Flynn Reveals When Chad DiMera Returns To Salem He's A Changed Man!

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From the look and the sounds of it, when Chad DiMera re-enters the canvas on Days of our Lives on the Thursday September 12th episode of the NBC soap, he will have quite the edge!  There will also be something quite different in Chad since Billy Flynn will debut in the role once played by the very popular Casey Deidrick!

Flynn chatted with The Wrap to share his take on the character of the youngest of the DiMera men (sans Johnny), and previewed what’s to come immediately when Chad returns to Salem! Here are a few excerpts below!

Billy on the changes he is bringing to the role of Chad:  “Well, he got shot and he left, and he’s been spending all this time with Stefano. Who, you give Stefano 10 minutes with any one of his children, and he can pretty much eradicate any goodness that person has. But he spent a lot of time with him, and he finally embraced his name, which the old Chad was kind of in the process of doing, but he was having a hard time doing it. EJ was a big mentor to him at the time. When he left and he was with Stefano, I think he found himself. He got used to the power, he saw what the name could do. He was away from everything in Salem that was sort of making him … he had a whole lot of girl drama when he left, and I feel like getting away from that he was able to focus on himself. So he comes back more of a man, a strong DiMera. And in the first episode when he comes in, he sort of shows that in a really big way by taking on his brother.”

Billy on where Chad’s loyalties now lie: ” We kind of find out where Chad’s loyalties lie through the first two weeks of the journey, which are pretty much to himself now. The way I look at it, much like Stefano, everything’s kind of a chess game. With Chad coming back, everything is a chess game, and everyone in Salem is a pawn. He’s going to use anybody he absolutely can. He’s come back in the picture and he’s ready to assert his place as a prominent member of the DiMera family.”

So, looks like Chad will be the next EJ of the DiMera Clan, especially with the impending on-screen exit of James Scott (EJ)! Are you looking forward to an empowered Chad?  Let us know!

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I see Chad as the new E.J.,…Abigail as the new Sami…Ben as the new Lucas…yes, itll be a wuv twiangle…lol…Chad will be more aggresive and will partner with Stephano in destroying Kate and getting back Dimera Enterprises!…maybe Theresa will get involved with Chad after a brief breakup with Brady…whatever really happens im looking forward to Chad’s return!!!

I would think the news of EJ and Abagail being splashed all over the press could set up some good tension between EJ and Chad.

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This sounds amazing. We need a Stefano 2.0 in Salem. Ej waffled back and fourth too often.

I’m excited about Billy tackling the role of Chad, and hope to find a stronger Chad return to the canvas. I’m excited about this right now; I’m ready to see Billy tackle the role and join the DAYS family!

With EJ leaving a new Dimera is needed, but I don’t see him with Abigail or would peg her as the new Sami– I think Theresa would be a better match for a Chad with an edge.

I agree with you about Theresa…i too wrote a possible Chad/Theresa pairing…dont know why i said Abigail as the next Sami…i guess i thought she’d develop an edge after all that had happen to her…after sleeping on it and reading your comments i decided we dont need another bad girl in Salem when we already have someone like Theresa to take over as the new Sami…she’ll fit the part perfectly!!!

I always thought it was odd that as popular as Casey was in the role, they always seemed to prefer him being a supporting character and certainly never really let him embrace his last name. He flirted more with it towards the end of his time on the show, but seemed like a last hurrah for him. So i’m very interested to see how this version of Chad steps into the Dimera legacy.

Will Abby be the “new” Sami? Or if in fact Melanie comes back, will she be the “new” Sami?

Sounds good. I’m glad they’re having Chad embrace his DiMera roots.

Hi yall!! I am a new viewer of Days and i must say the show is amazing!! Loving Theresa, The Dimeras, Eric, Brady..wow cant believe i dint get into it before;( the only two negatives are The guy who wants Hope … Humm how can i say this…. RECAST or turn him into a psycho that puts Hope
in danger and have her saved by a better character lol. Number 2 goes to John Black. Thank god he is a vegetable right now hope he goes too. Other than that this show rocks and i can’t wait too meet Chad Dimera

Sorry you feel that way about John Black. Unfortunately you’re not seeing this character at his finest. John Black was like the Luke Spencer of Days– He was an interesting complex character, his love story with Marlena was the one of the greatest relationships on soaps. He was one of the most central characters to the show, until he aged and they dumped him. Now they just bring him back when they need him, as a shadows of his former glory. The way the show has dealt with John in recent years, I think your wish will be granted and you won’t see him around too much, even if he comes out of his coma.

You need to watch some backstories on youtube, etc and learn who the characters are and – more importantly – should be. John Black is an icon of the show with an incredibly rich and complex history. I’m looking forward to him waking up and to BlackMagic2014. John & Marlena should be set up as the cornerstone couple of Days.

Chad, the cad? If so, welcome home!

There is only one EJ DiMera and only one James Scott-both are irreplaceable. EJ became a very popular character in spite of the writing and because of James Scott’s talent, not because his last name was DiMera. I knew this was what Days was attempting to do with the recast and it’s a mistake in my opinion. Whatever, I’m out when James’ last episode airs.

All I have to say..is he is HOTTTTTTTT!!!!

I’m just so happy that they recast the character of Chad Dimera. I never was a fan of the original (?)-I can’t remember his name. DOOL has come full force in the last few years. While I was growing up and in high school, there were a lot of unbelievable storylines, too many twists and turns, crimes never being solved, etc., etc. Now, the show is back to focusing on the core characters, legacy families, and (mostly) believable storylines. One thing I could do without-nuWill. I have to fast forward all of his scenes. He’s just too nauseating. The typecasting with nuWill and Clyde are awful. I do adore Eileen Davidson. So happy that Kristen Dimera is back in Salem!

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Chrishell Stause to Guest Star on Amazon Freevee’s ‘Neighbours’ in New Soap Role

Look. who’s returning to the soaps but this time down under? Chrishell Stause, who before the reality-series Selling Sunset found notoriety on daytime dramas, is set to play a new guest role on the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours.

Stause will play a new character, Yasmine Shields, who is said to be,”a glamorous and successful businesswoman in pursuit of an exciting new opportunity.” Chrishell will make her way to Australia and start filming in July.

Neighbours releases new episodes Monday-Thursday, at 7 a.m. BST, on Amazon Freevee in the UK and the U.S.  Stause is joining the show at the right time as it just received its first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series at the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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In a statement, the former All My Children, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless star, expressed, “I am honored and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show.  Coming from the world of soaps in the U.S., it’s back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come!”

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said on the casting news, “We are thrilled to welcome Chrishell to the cast of Neighbours. We created a character especially for her and we can’t wait for her to bring the storyline alive. Expect intrigue and surprises – and many implications for the residents of Ramsay Street.”

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As fans know, Stause married her partner, Australian musician G Flip back in 2022, so now she has additional roots on the continent.

Previously on the soaps, Chrishell played the role of Amanda Dillon on All My Children (2005-2011), Bethany Bryant on The Young and Restless (2016) and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of our Lives (2013-2015; and make returns in: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023).

Since leaving the American daytime soaps, Chrishell has received an MTV TV & Movie Award ‘Best Reality Star’ and a People’s Choice nomination for ‘Favorite Reality Star’ for her appearance in Selling Sunset. In 2023 she was recognized by Variety as one of the ‘40 Most Powerful Women in Reality TV’ and by Us Weekly as one of the ‘Top 10 Reality Stars of the Year.’

In February 2022, she released her debut memoir, Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work. Chrishell is committed to philanthropic endeavors and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.

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The continuation of the long-running series, Neighbours, is about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne—picked up two years after the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.

As well as on Amazon Freevee in the U.S and UK as mentioned above, Neighbours streams on Prime Video in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Australia’s Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new chapter of the series. Previous seasons of Neighbours, as well as over 100 iconic episodes, are currently available to stream on Amazon Freevee.

So, what do you think about Chrishell Stause returning to the soaps with a role on Neighbours? Comment below.

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Ron Carlivati Reveals When Days of our Lives Episodes From His Head Writing Regime Resume Streaming

Days of our Lives viewers have not been watching material from head writer Ron Carlivati and his writing team for many months. Well, things are about to change.

Circle this Friday, May 31st when the first new script from Carlivati and company will stream on the Peacock soap opera. If you recall, Carlivati had to step away from the writing gig at DAYS due to the writer’s strike, but because the soap tapes at least seven months ahead of air, it is only now that fans will see how the stories shift or finish out that were started by Carlivati.

According to Ron’s conversation with TV Insider, when Carlivati and his team resumed writing the show in late October of 2023, the stories were already written well into 2024. Carlivati explained, “For me, as of us talking right now, the (replacement writers’ material) is still airing, so that has been very tough. I’m just very anxious and eager for our stuff to start airing again.”

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Ron explained before the writer’s strike, he and his scribes had written up through the 2023 Thanksgiving episodes. Speaking on how the replacement writers tried to handle stepping in for the regular team, Ron expressed, “I think what they tried to do was move things slowly in the hopes that the strike would end and respect where my storylines were so that I could play them off when we came back. Unfortunately, the strike dragged on, so I understand that the show needed to make story decisions.”

The award-winning writer made clear that, “from January to May (2024), those were not my stories. I had nothing to do with those.”

Having lived through a writer’s strike before (when he was at One Life to Live in 2008), Carlivati explained how he dealt with coming back and adjusting the stories including that the plan was to, “blow things up, jettison anything that I did not like, and get back to a show that I understand and can enjoy and tell. ”

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Look for a Carlivati-style ‘wink-wink’ on Friday’s episode. As he puts it, “I did want to make it clear that this was the line of demarcation, that the writers were back and there was a change happening. We have a little nod or two to what was going on in the first day and I think it will be very obvious and clear to the savvy viewer. Luckily, story-wise, certain things were coming to a head already.”

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Stay tuned for how Ron resolves a Sloan and Nicole showdown, how Eric will find out he is Jude’s true baby daddy, what happens when the new Gabi returns from Salem from out of the slammer, the Maggie/Konstantin wedding, payback time for Theresa and more.

In addition, and as previously reported, when Carlivati returned, he crafted the series 15,000th episode which is set to air in early December, and will also pay tribute to the late Bill Hayes with the passing of his on-screen beloved character, Doug Williams.

So, glad to know Ron and his team’s material will start to reveal itself this Friday and moving forward on DAYS? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Eric Says Goodbye to Baby Jude

The Monday, May 27th of Peacock’s Days of our Lives, picked right back up for the emotional payoff of Nicole (Arianne Zucker) finally getting her biological son, Jude, back in her arms and learning it from Eric (Greg Vaughan).

As the episode began, Eric (with Jude in tow) is at the front door of the DiMera mansion. Eric recounts Sloan’s (Jessica Serfaty) confession. Nicole (Arianne Zucker) says she knew from the first time she held Jude that this was her child. She says a parent knows deep in their soul. Eric looks at her with tears in his eyes, as he thinks Jude is now EJ’s (Dan Feuerriegel) biological son. That’s a lie into itself and EJ is covering the truth of that along with Sloan.

Eric goes on to explain that Sloan even rigged the DNA results, telling the couple that they can check for themselves with a new DNA test, but this is their baby. Once inside the living room, Eric apologizes to Nicole for what Sloan put her though. Nicole says EJ was a victim too.  She turns to EJ and insists that Sloan be arrested. He tells her there is plenty of time for that. She reiterates, “That bitch stole my baby!” But, EJ is not about to do anything about it.

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Eric vows he will make Sloan pay for all of her lies and deceit. Nicole asks Eric if he would like to hold Jude one more time before he leaves. Eric tells Jude he will love him more than he will ever know.

As tears stream down his face, he returns Jude to Nicole. She tells he can come over anytime to see the baby. Eric thinks it’s best for Jude to bond with his new family. Holly (Ashley Puzemis) comes in on all this and is filled-in on Jude’s “parentage.” Outside, Eric continues to falls apart.

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However, after getting a call from Rafe (Galen Gering), they meet outside Eric’s apartment door. When they enter, the place is a torn up and there is no sign of Sloan. All that they find is a necklace, Eric gave her for Mother’s Day.Eric realized she took off, knowing she could be caught for her crimes. Meanwhile, back the DiMeras, an overcome Nicole is in tears that she actually has her baby back.

Now, what? Will EJ try to bond with Jude or not bond with Jude since he is knows Eric is the biological father? Will Sloan eventually get arrested? What did you think of the performance of Greg Vaughan and Arianne Zucker? Let us know via the comment section below. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out the Michael Fairman Channel’s conversation with the Ari and Greg  from five months back where they talk about the baby switch storyline and more.

 

 

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