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DAYS Camila Banus Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

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The angst, drama, tears, and revenge continued this week on NBC’s Days of our Lives with the stirring portrayal of grief-stricken young woman; who is hell-bent on making everyone around her suffer for the loss of her husband in a fatal gunshot that left him brain-dead.  Of course, we are talking about Camila Banus (Gabi), who turned in bravura performances this week, and there are four moments that really stood out to us that showed the range and depth of Banus’ work.

In the hospital chapel, Gabi talks to God and prayed to him that he will make Stefan (Brandon Barash) whole again.  There has been one through-line for Gabi throughout her life – she seems to have everything and everyone she loves taken away from her, even if some of the decisions she makes along the way have a cause/effect that leaves her feeling completely alone, and ready to lash out at the world for what has transpired.  In the chapel, she asks God through her tears, “Why do you hate me so much?” Gabi tells God she went to Sunday school as a little girl and still she has lost God and her husband.  Gabi cannot even get herself to look at Stefan’s things when Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) try to share them with her as she slaps the envelope out of their hands.

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In another heartbreaking scene, Gabi is in the bed she shared with Stefan. She flashes to kissing the love of her life.  Next, Gabi breaks down in tears, and throws things around in the bedroom before slumping to the floor.  She sobs and says, “Why did you give me your heart, Stefan, if you weren’t going to be around to love me with it?”

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Later, Gabi talks to Stefan in her sleep as she hugs his pillow. When she wakes up she cries as Kate (Lauren Koslow) arrives to check on her.  Gabi lets Kate have it, and at first blames Kate for the whole mess with Stefan.  Gabi lashes out that if it wasn’t for Stefan getting in between Kate’s feud with Vivian (Robin Strasser), he’d still be alive.  Kate knows Gabi is in despair and hugs her.  Then, Gabi channels her angst towards Lani (Sal Stowers) promising to make her suffer.

And on Friday’s episode, Gabi is ramping us some sort of revenge plan promising Stefan his legacy will live on. Earlier, Gabi was present with Lani and Eli (Lamon Archey) when Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) informed them that Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) will need a special pacemaker, even after receiving Stefan’s heart. Somehow, Gabi found a file on Visionary Bionics, the company that makes this unique medical device, and recalls Kayla saying she’ll do the procedure on Julie tomorrow. Gabi makes a mysterious call.  What is she about to do?

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Through all of the emotional drama, Banus sustained a level of performance that is no easy feat. That is why Michael Fairman TV names Camila’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

Let us know if you agree with our pick, and what you thought of Camila’s performances, and what you think Gabi might do next, via the comment section below.

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Channing Capwell
Channing Capwell

Mail her the lead actress Emmy today. Given their shooting schedule, and the roller coaster of emotions she’s been asked to play, she’s been revelatory.

Colin
Colin

I want someone to shut her up!! Who does she think she is??? Yelling and screaming at doctors and cops…ordering them around like they are her minions?! She “loved” Stefan for about 2 minutes…and despised him for 2.5 years before that. Her wailing and screeching and carrying on about him being the “love of her life” is ridiculous over the top nonsense! This is not Bo and Hope here!! Gabi has become a draining, shrill, heartless bitch that is loud, arrogant, entitled, vengeful, unforgiving, and all around unpleasant. Can the writers tone down her hatefulnes and volume a little??? She is so concerned about being there for her daughter, and yet she keeps doing pointless, illegal things. And all the other characters bow down to her and give in to her every whim. If I was…well..ANY character on the canvas….I would start by telling her to sit down….SHUT THE HELL UP…and listen!!! Bitch….you drugged a pregnant woman!!! You have a long list of crimes thst you havent even begun to pay for!!! Look in a mirror….and realize that you are not a victim…..your victims are!!! And please….do it a low decibel level!!

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Colin,
I agree with every thing you have said, and more. Now this latest with poor Lani is the ultimate. I am putting Gabi up there with crazy Jordan. If this show gets any worse, especially with the time-jump coming, I may stop watching. I have felt for a long time that they have ruined Gabi’s character. I understand that every show has it’s own villainess, but there is more than enough on this show already. I also think Lani should tell someone like her dad for instance, that would believe her and find out what Gabi is up to.Levi is to naive and gullible .As far as Jordan, she has now poisoned Rafe and David, with Ari’s help. I bet Ciara is pregnant, and Ben will find the poison in his jacket, figuring out exactly what his sister did.i

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Personally, I have been so disgusted with her of late, I would like to see her gone! I used to like Gabi, but I feel they have ruined her character, starting with her chasing after Chad, and things she’s done to Abby. Also the slutty way she acts and dresses, and to give her another child would be insane. She doesn’t even take care of the one she’s got. I haven’t seen Ari in the Di Mera house one time since Gabi has been shacking up with Stephan and after they married. He was so good with Holly when she was there with Chloe, and would have been so loving with Ari, as well.

Gwen
Gwen

Camila’s performance this week actually made me cry and I don’t cry at TV normally. She is amazing and I hope she gets an award!

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Gwen
I didn’t know they had a bitch award. How interesting!

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

yes yes and yes last week when i saw cynthia watros posted for her performance i said wait where is camila her performance was real and raw worthy of an emmy love her get brandon barash back asap days is a daily must see !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sally Bradley
Sally Bradley

She was phenomenal, and I felt her pain, like she was my own daughter. Bravo Camila!!!!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Camilla blew me away with her scenes as Gabi. She’s been my favorite character on the show for years. I would be lost if Camilla left the show. I have watched Gabi take so much and I do understand the choices she makes. This week was awesome for me with her scenes!!!

Momo
Momo

Love Gabi and Camilla.

Delonjo
Delonjo

CB’s performance last week was indeed a revelation. I honestly did not know she had this deep well of emotion inside but she proved me very, very wrong. The scene that took me over the edge was Gabi’s diatribe against Kate while Kate was trying to console her. The second scream of “It’s not fair,” had me crying my eyes out. I rewound that scene about five times so that I could digest it all. I understand that this “love story” never existed but that’s beside the point. I can’t wait to see what Gabi will do next.

I’m particularly overjoyed that we don’t have to see victim Gabi anymore. That girl really got on my last nerve!

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‘Last Blast Reunion’ Chapter 1 Conclusion Available Now On The DOOL App: What Will Become Of The ‘Crew’?

The DOOL app’s digital drama series, Last Blast Reunion picks up the drama on Thursday with the release of episode 8; the last installment of chapter one.

As fans of the series know, Jan Spears has arrived alive and well on the scene, with a mysterious cake!  Is she ready to do in the Last Blast Crew?

Meanwhile, Shawn is held captive and strapped to a bed, thanks to Jan’s longtime obsession with the guy.  How will he be set free?

Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Heather Lindell (Jan), Martha Madison (Belle), Brandon Beemer (Shawn), and Jay Kenneth Johnson (Phillip) star.

Check out the episode, and make sure to download the app for free if you have not done so already.

Then let us know, what did you think of the Last Blast Reunion series? Would you want to see many of these characters back on the airshows of Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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NBC Chairman, Paul Teledgy Says: “Days of our Lives Is Going To Carry On”

Very exciting and hopeful news Days of our Lives fans, and those of the soap genre, coming out of the NBC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California Saturday morning.

During the lead-off executive session, NBC Chairman Paul Teledgy opened up about the status of Days of our Lives with the network since no official announcement had been made on their end as to the renewal pick-up of the beloved daytime drama.

However, Teledgy revealed:  “We are in a middle of finding out very soon,” and then added, “Of course Days of Our Lives is going to carry on. We love it. Millions of Americans watch it every week. I know that will be good news for the fans.”

Teledgy also told Deadline after the executive session that negotiations are still ongoing and the series will stay on NBC, and will not be moving onto the upcoming Peacock streaming service said to bow very soon.

The chairman’s comments come nearly two months following DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday’s comments to the cast that the show had been renewed for its upcoming season.  That came on the heels that for cost-cutting measures, during the dark months, that the cast had been let- \out of their contracts.

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But as usual at this time of year, NBC, Sony (the soap’s distributor) and Corday Productions are engaged it the renewal window which also happens at fall at the beginning of the new year.

Now, it looks like there is no doubt there is more Salem to come! Buckle-up for more intriguing stories within the series innovative time jump in the coming months … and that the four networks soaps are all here to stay for now.

Share your thoughts on Teledgy’s comments that ‘Days’ will definitely live on to see another day on NBC via the comment section below

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Heather Lindell Crushes It As Jan Spears Returns On The DOOL App’s ‘Last Blast Reunion’

On Thursday’s release of the 7th installment of the DOOL app’s digital series, Last Blast Reunion, it marked the first full episode featuring Heather Lindell in her return as the villainess and twisted, Jan Spears.

And as viewers of the series will note, Jan was the mean girl back in the day who had a thing for Shawn (Jason Cook, now Brandon Beemer) and back in 2004-2005 she kept the young man locked in a cage as her love slave as she went off the rails.

Well, as Last Blast Reunion fans will note in the 2020 version, Jan has kidnapped Shawn (Beemer) and this time he is shirtless and tied to a bed, as we learn just what Jan’s twisted plot is for the “Last Blast Crew”.

We won’t spoil the rest, but suffice to say, what a fun breath of fresh air it is to see Lindell do her thing, and remind us all why she can play cray-cray with the best of them.  Make sure to download the DOOLapp to see Jan try to take down the “crew”.  And, be on the lookout on Friday on the app for a sit-down interview with Lindell.

So, what do you think of seeing Heather as Jan Spears again? Would you love to see her jump back on the airshows as well sometime down the line, if she does or doesn’t get her comeuppance? Comment below.

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