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DAYS Billy Flynn Turns In Tour De Force Performance As Chad Reels From Abigail's 'Death'!

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In a heartbreaking episode on Wednesday of Days of our Lives, Chad (Billy Flynn) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) try to cope and come to terms with the ‘confirmed’ news of the ‘death’ of Abigail!

However, Abigail’s husband and her mother are at odds, and thus begins the drama that gave Billy Flynn meaty material to sink his teeth into, and illustrate to all, yet again, that he is one of the finest young actors out there.  First, after Chad speaks with the coast guard about Abigail, Jennifer walks into the DiMera Mansion and the conversation quickly turns to custody of baby Thomas.  Jennifer tells Chad she thinks he is falling apart, and cannot possibly give Thomas what he needs as a father.  Chad brings up Jennifer’s pill addiction, plus the bad family genes of hers that has mental illness running through it.  She then storm out.

Next, Chad drinks and talks to Abigail’s photo, and as he grieves with tears welling up in his eyes, he recalls the first time he layed eyes on Abby, and then how they were going to build their life together, and in the house that she hated so much!  Then in a hauntingly raw moment, Flynn as Chad recalls that he told Abby that they would renovate the place but never did.  Losing his grip, Chad says, “Let’s renovate, baby” and starts demolishing the entire living room at the manison.  Tables, chairs, glass, you name it go flying and get smashed to bits, leaving Chad desolate, destroyed, and alone in his grief.   In a nicely edited emotional moment, Chad destroying the DiMera living room is juxataposed with Jennifer being conforted by the Hortons in her time of need over the loss of her daugther.

In his final scenes, Flynn’s Chad is found on the floor by Belle (Martha Madison).  When she walks in and sees the room trashed, he reveals it was cathartic.  He says he is need of an exorcism as they have a moment to laugh through his pain.  In the end he tells Belle, he wants to make Abigail proud and make DiMera Enterprises a success by making it legit and building a future for his son.  Chad offers Belle a job to work with him as he will need legal help. As she says she will consider it, they begin to clean up the room, but Chad is still grief-stricken.

Billy Flynn should definitiely consider this for his Emmy reel for the race for Lead Actor in 2017.   Each scene in this episode featured what fans have come to love about his impassioned performances as Chad DiMera.

So, what did you think about Billy’s performance as Chad is rocked by Abby’s “death”?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Anne
Anne

Yes Billy did great acting,, he’s a super actor, but all the heavy drama over Abigail’s death is now over-kill. If given Jennifer’s issues, they actually stage a court battle over Thomas’s custody, it will be absurd. They need to move on and focus on Andre and finding out the truth about Abigail’s staged death.

So the new Abigail doesn’t come on for a few months? I hope we don’t have to watch Chad crying and throwing things and Jennifer relapsing on pills and booze much longer.

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

He did a good job but as a viewer its difficult to get too involved knowing Abby isnt dead…i remember a time when characters actually died on a soap and you got involved with the grieving surviving characters like they were really your family or friends and you grieved with them…not anymore!!!

Celia
Celia

I know what you mean, Jimmy. But, I try to separate most facts from the scene thst is ‘here and now’. I’ve already sung Billy Flynn’s praises on the “Abbi” site……he’s fantastic. EMMY EORTHY!!!!

John Gordon
John Gordon

He is certainly one of the better actors on the show (but…uh…lately, that isn’t saying much) – but I’m getting tired of hearing about baby Thomas and Abby’s supposed death, yadda yadda yadda. Geez for pete’s sake get ON WITH it already! Man, I know Soaps are slow but THIS show moves at a turtle’s pace, no offense to turtles.
Get a storyline going!

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

The pacing on this show is beyond endurance.

Everything is a two-character scene with one static moment. Played three times in a row during the one episode. Hope-Aiden, can I trust you…. Race-commiSerate, I want you to be happy. Victor-Maggie, what are you up to?

He’s a fine actor. But the Chad-Abby, Abby is seeing things went on for three months. He deserves better. All of the other actors deserve better.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Ugh. Rafe-MommaRafe, I want you to be happy… dang auto correct….

Susan
Susan

Please DOOL stop this nonsense with Jennifer. She should be standing beside Chad helping him to raise Thomas in Abby’s absence. Instead, she launches this stupid custody battle. It if were me, instead of Chad, I would take my son and leave Salem. The next time Jennifer would get to see Thomas would be at his high school graduation.

Joan Ballantyne
Joan Ballantyne

I have always been impressed by his acting and have thoroughly appreciated his developing character. This fine actor was so convincing this show it was breathtaking to watch. Without a doubt his performance well, it was perfection!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Billy was terrific as was the episode!

Celia
Celia

Yeah, that even better, 4ever!! Extraterrestrial. Maybe, the writers had Jack Finney in mind when they decided to SORAS Ciera.

Nicholas
Nicholas

Let’s give Days of our lives another shot . The new writing material is about to air . I have a feeling it’s going to be good and when i have a good feeling about something i am rarely wrong ! So let’s tune in again !

Celia
Celia

Sure, I can do that, Nicholas ( that’s my little boy’s name; my little Nico…LOL) because DOOL, the loyal fans and the cast deserve it.
But, something must be done about the teens….especially, Morticia Addams (Ciera).

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

LOL, Celia, I’ve been calling her a pod person!

Patrick
Patrick

I truly hope; with come on loyalty… dig in… here comes Ryan Quan and Dena Higley truth be told… I started watching DOOL after the Olympics I erased 64 eps oy! I couldn’t even muster up the energy… even knowing I wanted to catch up because of Daniel Cosgrove IE: the latest SOD issue… reads Ken Corday “launching” another resurge of ; the incomparable DAYS sigh! what I thought funny… the article ends… with Ken Corday mentioning that he’ll be receiving a star on the walk of fame… and that he hopes the show will be renewed for 1 or 2 years. I realize that under his EP duties… DAYS has received 2 best of show… which isn’t saying that much… as he’s let this show spiral so often ANYWAY… buck up… DAYS is back on the AIR JPL… is so thin… and his hair is longer than ever… glad he’s leaving… it’s a shame.. because Kate and Victor could have had much to show with their son… it just did not gell with JPL I agree with a lot of posts… the Hernandez family BUST is happening.. for a very good reason… trimming the cast is on the horizon… sad that it includes Eduardo leaving the show. it’s pretty clear Dario is in trouble … perhaps he and his mother will go back home together… till Dario gets it together. I’ll take Rafe, Gabs, and Arianna Grace for the win Sonny is the shining light and breath of fresh air… on this show… I agree with a SOD snippet… Sonny needs to call his bff Chad… and keep him company… till the nuAbs returns… I agree with a post above… it’s time for him to snap out of his misery… but then again… is he in this funk till the writers get Ciara out of his orbit Billy Flynn… dang! who’s not drawn to him ? he’s the bees knees … the dream still goes on…. DAYS / NBC / Sony do whatever it takes to keep this LEADING man dag! I got to see my Jenny Bear… spiral one more… or last time… at that seedy motel… ’nuff said get it Jenny Bear however ho hum it was done… it’s a GOOD thing… to see a reconciliation… between Victor and his brother Deimos… so Deimos can move on ! I don’t even mind that Deimos is still at the Kiriakis Manse because wherever you place Victor and Maggie… it doesn’t matter… these two are the most romantic Jenn Lilly’ Theresa… I’m in denial that she’s leaving the show… will Xander exact his revenge and take her life ? isn’t this is the rumour mill… I truly do not want her character killed off… DAYS needs to leave the door open to her return… it’s all the writers fault… I agree with SOD that Theresa was so much better as the it girl for bitch… tall order and she did I wish Daniel Cosgrove Aiden had the soras Chase… Read more »

Rj
Rj

Billy did a great job, and he has been doing good work all along. Kudos! With that said, I hope Days moves away from so many grieving scenes from deaths. It is a part of life, and of course if there are deaths, there needs to be grieving scenes, but they have had so many deaths that it seems we are watching grieving scenes all the time which can pull you down after awhile, and you want to watch and see something else. Again, a balance.

janet
janet

Guess I will have to watch the DVR. I have been just deleting. I like some of the show. I watched a little at the doctors office the other day. who knows I may watch. I do like Chad .But before the Olympics I watched Aiden, and it looked like they brought him back to be more evil ? I find Rafe boring with Hope, and dammit I want jack to come back alive.

Rhonda
Rhonda

I may not have cried much, but I thought that Billy’s performance was amazing and he made me feel so bad for him! He’s an amazing actor and hope to see many more scenes of him on DOOL! Wish that Kate could come back has Abigail, but let’s see how well the new one does and hope that they will have a very happy reunion! They do deserve to have a happy life with Ben out of their lives for good!

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Major casting news announced at yesterday’s NBC Day of Days fan event, and on the new DOOL app.

Days of our Lives is bringing back Bad boy Xander, who will be seen again in Salem in the new year, which means Paul Telfer will be back on the canvas.

Xander was last seen when the warehouse exploded that changed the course of many lives back in October.

According to the official press release, look for Paul to share screen time with Eric Martsolf, Linsey Godfrey, John Aniston, Freddie Smith and more in provocative and exciting scenes in 2019

Additionally, during the Q&A portion of Day of Days fans were introduced to Thia Megia who will take on the role of Haley Chen, a mysterious newcomer to Salem who gains the attention of JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss)

If Thia looks familiar she was on American Idol in its season 10, making it all the way to the top eleven contestants during her run.

So, intrigued to find out more about the character of Haley?  Looking forward to more Xander on your way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPLAY: Days of our Lives 53rd Anniversary Facebook Live Event From The Set: A Special Tribute, Preview Of The DOOL App & Fun Moments with the Cast!

It’s been a big week for Days of our Lives, culminating in Saturday’s annual Day of Days event with the fans and the cast in celebration of the long-running daytime dramas 53 years on the air!

Late last week, a fun and never-before-seen Facebook Live event kicked-off the last several days of fun, and was hosted on the NBC official Facebook for Days of our Lives.

It was during the live event that fans were treated to some behind the scenes access, and several previews of the new DOOL app that was also released on all mobile devices the day of the series anniversary on Thursday

During the event, Soap Opera Digest’s Stephanie Sloane, led viewers through a hilarious opening segment, which featured a walk through the sets with various cast members doing some very familiar soap tropes from: shirtless hunks, to bitch-slaps, a twist on a soapy monologue, and more.

Later, following John and Marlena’s nuptials on-air, Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn along with Mary Beth Evans, James Reynolds, and host for the segment, Martha Madison, chatted about the long-awaited wedding for Jarlena fans.

Bill and Susan Hayes were on-hand to tell the audience all about the “Video Vault” section of the new DOOL app, where fans can find classic clips from DAYS history.

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Then, DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday presided over the annual cake-cutting ceremony, honoring the cast and the crew for their accomplishments of keeping the show strong and continuing its legacy for 53 years and counting.

Several cast members took part in a special tribute honoring the late Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady), which was an emotional high point of the event. Eric Martsolf led several key members of the cast who worked with Peggy, as they shared remembrances of this one-of-a-kind actress.   Later, Galen Gering, Lauren Koslow, Nadia Bjorlin and Eric Martsolf did a little “Show and Tell” preview of some of their videos inside the new DOOL app.

Martha Madison returned to the backstage celebration where cast and crew took photos against the step and repeat for the series 53rd anniversary and the launch of the DOOL app.  Madison chatted with several cast and producers who stopped by including returning fan favorite, Matt Ashford (Jack Deveraux).

The facebook live event concluded when Stephanie Sloane walked into the celebration with the cast as they gave a big “Thank you” to the fans for keeping the show on the air, and telling them to check out the new DOOL app for all the exclusive, fun content now and in the days and months ahead.

For more on how you can download the new DOOL app visit www.thedoolapp.com.

In case you missed the event, you can check out all the segments below. Then let us know what was your favorite part of the celebration? Comment below.

 

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At Saturday’s Day of Days 2018 event celebrating the 53rd anniversary of Days of our Lives, fans in attendance were treated to a preview of what’s to come in Salem before the clock strikes midnight and we usher in 2019 on the Jumbo-tron at Universal Citywalk in Universal City, California.

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From romance, including a long-awaited moment for #Cin fans between Ciara (Victoria Konefal) and Ben (Rob Scott Wilson), to stunning secrets including an emotional moment between Paul (Christopher Sean) and Will (Chandler Massey), to Sonny (Freddie Smith) finding out just what Kate (Lauren Koslow) did to him, to more “who framed who” moments, to Abigail, now played by the returning Kate Mansi going on the offense to find evidence against Gabi (Camila Banus), who has been gas-lighting her, to Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) stepping into help her in a big way.

Then, we find Rafe (Galen Gering) walking into a situation where he finds his wife, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) with Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini), and battles lines being drawn for the custody of Nicole’s daughter, Holly.

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Next, ‘before the years ends the promo’ touts a surprise return that will spell trouble for WilSon, a new girl in town that becomes involved in JJ’s (Casey Moss) orbit, and as the voice-over announce says, “Hold on to your party hats!”  It’s the highly-anticipated return of Matt Ashford as Jack Deveraux.

Check out the sneak preview of “All the Drama to Come Before the end of the Year On DAYS” below.  Then, let us know us which storyline, return, or moment are you looking forward to watching most in the comment section below!

 

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