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DAYS Clyde's Last Ride: James Read Shares Heartfelt Message To Fans On His Final Airdate!

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Another character has left the Salem canvas on-screen! Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives marked the end of the line for treacherous Clyde Weston (James Read), who caused quite a bit of havoc in Salem, to say the least!

While DAYS tapes six months ahead, actor James Read ended his run several months ago, but took time today to mark his final airdate with a special message sent out via his Twitter account!

Read related: “Clyde’s Last Ride – Had a fabulous time in Salem – thank you for watching and for all your kind words and support! Rock on, Days!”

With James leaving the canvas, and Chrishell Stause (Ex-Jordan) having exited some time ago, that leaves only Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) currently on-screen from the Weston clan who is still shaking up the town as the necktie serial killer!  But how long will it be before Ben is found out?

Share your thoughts on the exit of James Read on today’s DAYS! Will you miss Clyde’s evil deeds? Comment below. But first: watch two parts of Tuesday’s Days of our Lives that feature: Ben admttiing to his father that he is the necktie serial killer in part one, and then the father/son goodbye in part two, where Clyde tells Ben he will keep take his son’s secret to the grave!

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Mary SF
Mary SF

One would think Clyde would have been around for the entire story of Ben descent into madness– perhaps had some tidbit from Ben’s past that might explained why Ben snapped. I mean a person doesn’t go from a sane human being to a cold blooded killer because his girlfriend screwed around on him. He could have framed Chad for a number of crimes other than murder and got the same results, so that murdering people comes from something else and it was my hope Clyde would have those answers. Enjoyed his last scenes with Ben, just think this was the wrong time for the character to leave the scene.

Kelly
Kelly

I am going to miss Clyde. I hope that James Read is nominated for an Emmy.

B.J.
B.J.

I think James Read is a great actor too, and I’m sorry they couldn’t work him into the permanent landscape. He was capable of so much more. 🙁

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree so very much with you, Mary. A few days ago I did suggest that perhaps Ben’s first killing was that of his mother. Clyde knew about it, but shielded his son. Ben could have blocked it out. I know it’s far-fetched, but, as you so aptly say, one does not go from being a sane person to a murderous fiend overnight.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I agree. A big mistake to take James Read out of Days. He’s a terrific actor. The scene today with his son Ben was riveting and emotional. I agree that he should be around for Ben’s falling apart and final conviction. What a story that would be! Moreover, I think he should be the one to turn his son in to authorities. How powerful and perhaps would afford an opportunity to further humanize Clyde and elicit some sympathy for him.

Anne
Anne

Of course! This leads me to fear that this story will drag on in unsatisfying ways.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Absolutely so, Anne. As I have already intimated Aiden will be caught with his hand in the cookie jar as he tries to kill Hope. He will be blamed for the killings, dragging the story on and on and on.

jb44
jb44

I, too, am going to miss James Read. He is a great actor. It appeared at one time they were going to rehabilitate him through his sessions with Marlena. Another actor I am upset about leaving is Daniel Cosgrove. I think Days is making a big mistake by letting these fine actors go. I have watched this show since the very first episode and I, for one, am not happy about having all of the old characters back.

denisefan
denisefan

Hopefully, the police will believe Aiden is the necktie killer when he is caught trying to strangle Hope. Ben will harbor the secret for a long while, marry Abigail and create angst for Chad.

Kelly
Kelly

The identity of the neck tie killer is supposed to be revealed during the week of the 50th anniversary. The actor who had the role of Ben has apparently left Days there will be no creating angst for Chad for a long while. I think what will happen is that Ben’s pathological jealousy will finally overwhelm him with the end result being Abigail ‘s life on the line. In Ben’s mind it will be “if I cannot have Abigail then no other man can either.”

blake
blake

That makes sense, I figured all of this would be wrapped up right before the anniversary so that there can be celebration and happy times.

CeeCee
CeeCee

We sure think alike, Kelly. …..except that Rob is leaving Days, isn’t he? After Aiden is arrested for the murders, Ben will take this opportunity to leave. He has the best excuse. He will join his father in Florida for moral support during Clyde’s trial. I can only hope he takes goody-two-shoes, virginal Abby with him.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Sorry, I forgot to add that Ben will try to convince Abby to leave with him. When that fails, I do agree, he will attempt to kill Abby. I got the same vibe as you did, when Ben told Clyde that it was Chad who said, ” If I can’t have Abby, nobody will.” That is precisely how Ben, himself, feels.
I am not into Abby….never was. But, she seems to have become the apple of the town’s eye; when not too long ago she was the scourge, the Jezebel of Salem and repudiated by everyone. How soon we forget.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Hello there, Friend! Thanks for your reply later in this discussion! I couldn’t reply directly to you there, so I am doing it here.

I really like your theories regarding Clyde and Ben. they make total sense.

And I really like how you conduct yourself here, CeeCee. You are always a polite, classy breath of fresh air!!

PS: I am not posting as much these days, as DAYS is the only soap I am currently watching, down from all 4 soaps just a few months ago. Please take care. 🙂

CeeCee
CeeCee

@ james75.
Why, thank you, my friend. You are the definition of ‘classy’, I must say. I try to speak my mind without stepping on any toes. However, I am not so docile, James. I will defend my stance, politely, of course, but with conviction. That’s because I am the product of two forcefully strong-willed, Wall St. attorneys. LOL….it’s the Viking blood in me. Enjoy Days….later, and you take care, also.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

No, Abby and Chad “forever.”!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@nancy d.
Lol, Nancy. I respect that. The problem is I love, love, love Billy Flynn. I abhor Abby…always have. Once a Jezebel, always a harlot. But, I know Chad and Abby will end up together; it was meant to be. Plus, the baby will be Chad’s…done deal. Nonetheless, this couple will have to run through Impossible excruciating obstacle courses to get to that pinnacle of happiness…oh, joy!,….and happy day! Lol.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@jimh.
Of course, Jimmy. Clyde was experimenting with Laura’s head and he took the potion meant for Laura himself. He then decided to follow her to Salem. But, my beautiful angel Laura wants nothing to do with him…oh, I don’t know Jimmy. That’s all I got. LOL. Except that I had my flu shot today and I am shaking and so achy, I can barely type. I just want to sleep. As a teacher, I have to get one. What bothers me is that doctors say, it’s all in our heads. Ha!

Beth
Beth

I wish that DOOL had cast James Read as Bill Horton instead of a new character with no ties to the established cast. His character was doomed the second they had Jordan accuse him of molesting her as a young girl. There’s no coming back from that. James Read is a talented actor and a classy guy and I’ve been a fan of his since North and South. I wish things had been different but I wish him well. And as seems to happen on DOOL, he was absolutely brilliant in his last scenes with Rob Wilson. Considering both Clyde and Ben are killers and evil to their cores, it’s a true feat that I actually felt for both characters as they didn’t want to leave each other. Kudos to both actors, and I’ll miss you, James Read.

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

He wouldve made an interesting Bill Horton but Bill should look older than his neice Julie!

Kelly
Kelly

@Beth – I’m wondering if Clyde is the only one who molested Jordan as a young girl. Where was Ben in all of that?

CeeCee
CeeCee

I don’t know, Kelly. Ben is supposedly much younger than his sister. Plus, didn’t Jordan take Ben away to protect him from Clyde? It could be Jordan was afraid of Clyde molesting Ben. I know it’s sick to even contemplate, but there was so much mystery around these two. It never really was resolved, was it? She just picked up and left. Also, I was under the impression Jordan was going to be recast. It’s starting to sound like GH, where things are left ‘pending’.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

How about James Read on GH as a love interest for Laura? Are you listening GH? After all, they played together on North and South, and I have a feeling James would be perfectly cast opposite Genie Francis. They both appear very nice in real life, and I’m sure they work very nicely off each other in “reel” life. How about it?

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

He could be a doctor who treated Laura for her mental illness and fell in love with her!

Sheila
Sheila

I’m just sorry to see another choice actor let go from DOOL. Some fans seem to be unable to separate reel from real and whined and complained loudly that “Clyde” must go. Well he’s gone. A good soap needs a good villain and that is exactly what James portrayed. Joe is not going to be around much longer and nor is John, who better to become Salem’s crime boss? Andre you say? Hell no he is too weird. I like him but no thanks. There is nobody in the Kiriakis family stepping up to be boss and Chad is good at heart. So let’s just get rid of people because they do a good job of depicting the scum of Salem. I have watched this show since it started and m not looking for sweet babies and cupcakes. Give me drama…..a healthy mix of good and bad and I will continue to watch.

Kelly
Kelly

I disagree! Nothing would make me happier than to have Andre become a crime boss . Thaao Penglis is too good in the role. What is needed is another henchman operating under Andre’s orders. To bad Bart was killed off because he was the perfect foil.

Rachel
Rachel

James Read would have made the perfect villain, who carried many secrets with regards to Hope and John years in captivity. I am not sure where they plan to take Andre but, I think having multiple bad guys who man of the vets characters for their own personal reason, would be very , James Read and Thaao would have would have pulled that off with BRILLIANCE…. Who cares about Bart, he was a total amatuer by comparsion. Clyde is no more a Hillbilly from Popular Bluff than… Ok, Yeah I do love Bart too, but mostly because the humor he gave the stories at the time

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Sheila
LOL… After I read, “hell no, he is too weird”, I was laughing so hard, I lost my concentration. HaHa.
I guess it’s a matter of taking to an actor. I just abhor Clyde and Stefano. On the other hand, I love Victor K. However, you are right, there must be a villain in every story…..where there’s good, there must be evil. Even old Willie would agree to that……this premise is age-old. Clyde was the perfect foil for any one representation of good, despite my negative feelings towards him.

Eddie
Eddie

Another example of a DOOL mistake. James Read is an accomplished actor whose talents were wasted during most of his time on the show.

With John Anniston and Joseph Mascolo both reaching the point where Victor and Stefano will no longer be viable kingpins, it makes sense that TPTB bring him in to set up a new crime family in Salem. At first it seemed like that’s where his character was headed, but his scenes were so poorly written. Only here at the end with JJ and Ben do his scenes carry any real substance.

So instead of building for the future, the show rehashes the past. Looks like a farewell cruise to me.

Kelly
Kelly

On the plus side, Clyde was sent elsewhere not killed off. So he can be brought back.

Mo
Mo

That’s the plus side? I think Florida will give him the death penalty and he’ll languish on death row for 20 years before busting out and showing up at Days’ 70th anniversary.

Jules
Jules

I could see legions of long time, loyal fans objecting to this newbie being the new big bad in town. People did not take too kindly that this nobody guy could kill off EJ DiMera or take down Victor’s empire. If he stayed long term with a purpose like that, I could see fans and critics going mad with anger.

Margie
Margie

Can someone tell me what Clyde was trying to tell Ben when the police came in?

Eddie
Eddie

There was a witness to some crime Ben committed in Florida. The witness was in jail himself, so Clyde got a friend of a friend to murder the guy so he couldn’t testify against Ben.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I bet what happened in Florida was another murder Ben committed (blocking it out) and Clyde took the blame, compounding the crime with yet another….WOW! What a travesty. So glad I don’t live in Salem….LOL

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

“So glad I don’t live in Salem”…words to live by. lol.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Theory #2: I thought it had to do with the truth behind what happened when Ben and Jordan were kids and the death of their mother.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Exactly, James. I have been saying this ad nauseam. I think Ben killed his mother. Another thought came to me. Ben witnessed Clyde strangling his mother with a necktie. Ergo, Ben’s instinct to kill mimicking the crime over and over…..which leads me to believe there may be many more unsolved murders of which we are not aware. I know, I know, I sound a little nutty, having my imagination run away with me…LOL. Sorry! Good Night, my dear James.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

CeeCee, I like your thinking on Ben witnessing Clyde murder his mother with the necktie. Uber creepy in a soapy way.

Mo
Mo

Ben said something like, since I told you what was bothering me, are you going to tell me the truth about Florida? I had to rerun it back a couple times to get it. Clyde said yes and started to tell him before the cops broke them up.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks for clarifying that point, Mo! I appreciate it.

Yet it goes without saying that much has gone without saying in DOOL. So much has been left dangling with regard to Clyde.

Margie
Margie

LOVE James Read. Clyde was one scary guy, and I think Days is crazy not to keep him. 🙁

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

maybe he will return one day

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

It would be nice if there was closure for the EJ fans.

Ellen Scollon
Ellen Scollon

i’m going to miss you. you are such a good actor. best wishes for the future. miss you mr Read.

Ray
Ray

I love a lot of what is going on right now with the show. But, Clyde’s exit happened WAY too fast. Why did he leave without having to face the music about killing EJ, a goodbye scene with Kate and one last scene with Victor? I love the fast-paced storylines, but slow down and let the arcs come to a logical ending. Clyde being sent to Florida so quickly leaves a lot of storyline on the table.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I agree with you Ray. Clyde was involved in so many things that have just been left hanging. He was responsible for EJ’s murder. I know he didn’t actually shoot EJ or order him killed; but, it was Clyde’s man that did the deed while Clyde was present. He’s the drug lord. He ordered the attack on Sonny. He threatened Victor’s entire family. He manipulated the paternity test that Abigail had. That is a long term item that should be left undiscovered for some years. All of the that has just been left without a resolution. That’s bad story telling. Now, his beloved son is the serial killer. That would have been a great story to show how Clyde used his power to deal with Ben’s crimes.

I am so very sorry to see James Read go. He’s a wonderful actor and seems like a very nice man. Unlike the young actors Days has kicked to the curb recently, we don’t have to worry about his career. He’s a proven professional who will continue to have a very bright future. Thank you Mr. Read for your wonderful performance as Clyde.

Tivette
Tivette

I could be wrong, but I thought it was EJ’ s body guard gone headcase because of Clyde’s manipulation and goading that turned him into making the mistake of accidentally pulling the trigger and then running so Stefano wouldn’t get him and then Clyde had to get rid of him as he could not be weighed down with the guy who was too frightened to be controlled…wasn’t that it?

James is a great actor that played a guy you loved to hate!

sheryl
sheryl

We are all going to miss you good luck in whatever you decide to do, you are a great actor

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

I was one of those viewers clamoring for Clyde to go. However…

1. It’s unforgivable that he wasn’t able to divulge his secret to Ben about what really happened when Ben’s mother died.

2. It’s a shame that his responsibility for EJ’s murder did not come to light, particularly given that Sami is currently in town.

3. It would have been nice to see Clyde and Kate in one final scene together.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I agree. A lot of loose threads left hanging. I thought James Read was amazing from beginning to end though.

Mateo
Mateo

The exit of Clyde is proof positive that the writers in power now don’t know how to end a story. They write some decent beginnings and middle points but the endings are all awful. Will’s funeral is proof. And now with Clyde just being shoved out of the canvas. No closure. The one thing I have to give kudos for on today’s episode was the beyond the limit acting between James Read and Robert Scott Wilson. The look on Clyde’s face when he found out that his son, Ben, was the killer was so painful and chilling at the same time. He expressed the pain and disappointment and pride and love at the same time for his own son who is more like him than he could believe. Ben’s confession to his father just left the viewer’s blood running cold. His tears and explanations for his depraved behavior were so psychotic. He expressed such depth in explaining it to his father. Then having the brass nuts to ask for his father’s complicity in covering it up. The scenes literally took my breath away. So powerful, painful and uncomfortable to view yet I couldn’t look away. I know more craziness is coming but I can’t help but stand back and think what a crime it would be if both James Read and Robert Scott Wilson were not nominated for Emmys for their roles. Both are amazing. I will miss James Read. He is a great actor and did a fine job on DAYS. Sad that the good actors are leaving in massive numbers but I still praise the actors for superb work. I just wish the serial killer would finally get it right and knock off Eric. Please, if there is a God in heaven, let Ben kill the porno priest. (and calm down Eric fans I know he is not a priest any more and he is not into porn. Joke folks just a joke!)

Patrick
Patrick

I don’t know….

I realize the nuWriting team… is expediting… and cleaning house…. of story and actors not “in their arena”

but it smarts….

ie:

Clyde, Eve, Aiden, … all incredible talent… that were NEW characters…

DAYS production is bringing back whats old is new again
very familiar characters with SORAS teen kids… and balancing… what?

three generations… Victor, Stefano, Caroline… Maggie

the thing that bothers me… is watching the same ole same ole… with… Daniel, Nicole, Jennifer, Eric, Brady… they still have brought nothing to the canvas… two months plus with the new Production team with writing.

fans are still waiting for more intrigue from Steve “Patch” Johnson and Bo Brady. John certainly hasn’t triggered much with Marlena… yet these are still heart tugging couples that I’m waiting out with….

ie: sorry about the retread

John and Marlena : I don’t know that I care about his past all these years later… I’d rather watch; his life unfold… with Paul and Tori…

Patch and STeve: “god” my favorite couple… does the new audience DAYS wants care as much as “me” when they first aired…. she just lights me up!

Bo and Hope: I can’t forget how amazing it was to watch Hope fall in love… without Bo… knowing Bo isn’t on for the long haul… and Daniel Cosgrove fired… ??? what’s the point? Rafe? ! ? ! hell yeah… but will it spark and fire another new coupling …. Bo and Rafe ? I don’t know… Rafe is better left to tango and single … he’s just so sexy… plus ! Rafe won’t have that magic he had with Ciera Alice… played by Lauren Bowles…

Justin and Adrienne : will this best of the best supercouple… be featured and prominently… with such rich intelligent actors.. who are riveting… together and alone… they dissed Adrienne and Lucas that fast… Eve is leaving … so that’s another huge gaping loss for the show and the character of Justin… to SLAY

if the SORAS doesn’t take ???

god… i’m pining for all that is DAYS… and critiquing…

what are they really going to do with Eduardo and Andre

I hope the magic is their… with the uber sexy Shawn D. and Martha Madison’ Belle

I really don’t care about the nuPhillip , as played by JPL, formerly of OLTL fame

all of this because I loved Eve and Aiden

ps: Greg Vaughan’ Eric should do porn… what a waste! ugh! I loved his scenes with Eileen Davidson…. Yum

kudos to the nuWriters for shawcasing and featuring how interesting they’ve made Clyde and Ben….

ie: there will be so many emmy nominations for DAYS this coming year ! LOL

woah

Jules
Jules

He was excellent on his last day today. Today with Ben, he just crushed it playing a loyal, misguided, loving father. I truly felt his pain hearing his son’s confession. As a matter of fact, ever since the new writers took over, Clyde has been much scarier- a much more believable villain. The thing I hated was how they “caught” Clyde. That he couldn’t tell JJ was wearing a wire, especially after he already suspected he was a narc, was so pathetically written. That’s paint-by-numbers storytelling…way too convenient, quick and clean. I’m not saying something big should have taken him down; Stefano he was not. But after putting a hit out on Sonny (that never came out), “killing” EJ (that never came out), switching a Horton/Devereaux paternity result, probably killing his late wife and unborn child, and anything else he did, you would think he raked up enough enemies to justify a more convincing end.

Anyway, James played the character extremely convincingly. Clyde was not well liked, and not because he was a bad guy, but you could always see (and hear from his costars) how fabulous of an actor he is. Hope he lands somewhere else soon.

Patrick
Patrick

2 things….

all the posts praising James Read Talent.

I’m tickled for all the ladies “swooning” over James Read… throw me in

total agreement with;

“…ever since the new writers took over, Clyde has been much scarier- a much more believable villain ”

he doesn’t even need to be with Kate…. he was lauding his performance right up their… and yeah… not necessarily the magnitude of a Stefano or Victor… but nonetheless…. I like what soap

i’m still holding out hope… diehard

Michael Muhney or some other strong character is brought on to carry the DiMera
and it’s obvious… that Vincent Irizarry is on … for the Kiriakis

this is a quote from celebrity dirty laundry:

“…Perhaps Clyde will simply go on the run so they can leave their options open. James Read is an excellent actor with an extensive body of work. “Days” producers might want to bring Clyde back at a later date if Read’s on board with the idea. Sometimes it’s fun for viewers to wonder if a villain could return someday for revenge ”

i’d welcome this

ie: James Read

debuted in Salem; June 27, 2014 – October 20, 2015

great acting

Steven
Steven

Those final scenes between Clyde and Ben were so powerful.

When Ben confesses to murdering Will and Ben saying Clyde would be proud of him (covering his tracks). The look on Clyde’s face was like “Oh my god, what have I done to my son!”. After hearing Ben murdering Will disturbed Clyde. It was like he was admitting (to himself) that he’s responsible for Ben’s psychosis.

Patrick
Patrick

ditto

wow

“…Those final scenes between Clyde and Ben were so powerful. ”

I watched yesterday eps after the fact…. and was stunned !

emmys all around

James Reads’ scenes: were full of heartache and sad…. and then it looked like he wanted to snap his neck and put him out of his misery

and when they had to part… as they hugged for their own father/son bond

blew it out of the water

Patrick
Patrick

nonetheless : I like what soap – disregard

nonetheless he showcased his character with armor

Patrick
Patrick

Robert Scott Wilson : ex-Price is Right : ex-Petey, nuAMC

standing ovation

this father / son duo let it be known

RSW’ is still emmy reeling Ben…. even with his confession to dad… he’s still not coming across as the serial murderer… just playing it so close to his mindset… and yeah…. telling someone… may even up the ante on all the reaction and ACTING Robert Scott Wilson has….

he’s layered his performance(s) and has taken off

Chloe
Chloe

I wasn’t particularly a Clyde fan but I, too, have been a fan of James Read since North and South. Other actors have come back to play a second role [Josh Taylor, etc], so why not James? I’d love to see him come back as a romantic lead.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I watch a few episodes of REMINGTON STEELE on my visits to Martha’s Vineyard….(different networks with different programming). James Read had such a presence and looks…he surely changed. I will not miss Clyde. Sorry, don’t shoot me. I dislike the character with a vengeance. My opinion, guys. LOL.

Katzie
Katzie

Remington Steele actually starred Pierce Brosnan

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Katzie.
I did not say James Read played Steele. I said he was a regular on the show. I believe his character was of an investigative reported. I know Pierce was the star. However , thanks for the info, albeit unnecessary.

blake
blake

I actually saw today’s episode live and I assumed Clyde would stick around. Being as bad as he is I thought that he would have gone out a different way than JJ framing him, but I think this leaves an opening for him to come back. I want Clyde to ultimately be killed off but visits here and there work also. Like he could escape and be back for bits and then go back. And Ben with no family around means he won’t be around Salem too much longer. You just know that Chad will be the one to take him out while Ben has Abby hostagge.

elm51
elm51

i am so disappointed that we didn’t see kate experience any repercussions from all the evil that clyde did – after all she was responsible for bringing clyde to salem – tptb could have at least let her realize what havoc clyde caused …………………….

Laura
Laura

I CRIED FOR 2 MURDERERS! Some of the best acting and most powerful writing in daytimes history-the final scenes between Clyde and Ben most deserving of a Daytime Emmy EVER. The next person to criticize soap acting needs to watch these scenes then back away from me slowly…

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I’m with you, Laura!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You have said the two magic words, Laura; acting and writing. The marriage between writing and acting needs to work. It did here; big time. My sister is in love with Days…fanatically so. God forbid anyone interrupts its programming or anyone calling her on the phone. However, she was so taken; so overwhelmed by the scene between Ben and Clyde that she actually paused the show and called me to tell me she was stunned by the performance.
Little Petie Cortlandt (Ben, lol) is all grown up….he has arrived. I cannot believe what a good bad guy he is playing…( sorry about the oxymoron)……he is mesmerizing to watch, albeit I covered my face with my hands and peeked through my finger when he committed the evil deed. I had a hard time watching the Will killing…just awful. But, to evoke such emotions is the mark of a good actor. Sensational!!
The writing was so honest, so explicit between father and son that it strangely moved me….against my will. Both the writing and the execution by the actors was eerily breathtaking….traumatically good…..if that makes any sense. This scene had everything….suspense, discovery, mystery, good, evil and at the root of it? LOVE.

Laura
Laura

Thank you, Cee Cee, for your eloquent explanation which says it all! The writers and actors pulled loving emotions out of characters the viewers had forgotten they had and did so very effectively. This scene had better not go unnoticed by the nominating committee for Daytime Emmies or I will stage
a sit-in!!! Haha

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thank you, Laura, my friend.
And, I agree, this scene deserves notice and a very loud, clamorous applause by one and all. All of Ben’s scenes were executed with skill and in a timely, almost robotic manner; as macabre as they were.

Mo
Mo

For security reasons, inmates are not told when they’re being transferred.

Wish they’d been some last scenes at some point between Kate and Clyde. Even if she just told him to go to hell.

I think a lot of people, myself included, never liked Clyde and especially not after he killed EJ. And now his son has killed Will. Like father, like son.

Carol
Carol

While James Read did a good job, it was an unnecessary storyline and character. Some of beloved Days characters could have been given more storyline like Josh Taylor and Bill and Susan Hayes.

Laura
Laura

I cried for 2 MURDERERS! Some of the best acting and most powerful writing in daytimes history. The final scenes between Clyde and Ben most deserving of an Emmy EVER! The next person to criticize soap opera acting needs to watch these scenes then back away from me slowly…

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree, Laura. True fatherly love, however misplaced. We were presented with so much steadfastly strong parental love, albeit so devastatingly dark.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Sorry the Weston family could not be integrated into Salem. A new family is not a bad thing, but when so much is stacked against them, then maybe it is best. Good actors though and talents like that are missed. Seems misguided that bad things happen only to new families and characters. Will give DAYS credit for killing off Will. dDd not care for the recast but I loved the character and all Will stood for until he was written poorly. Thought Will’s death brought forth so much from the actors and promise of new story turns. Anniversary time is opportunity to shore up and clean house a bit. Go DAYS go. I am standing by you even if I will miss the latest departing actors.

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

I sense that the writers are keeping their main focus on much more established characters and no longer seem to be developing new people….which somehow causes one to pause and realize that, perhaps after the 50th Anniversary, the show will close. I don’t know for certain but it almost feels like are doing a “wrap”.
Maybe Caroline can tell us since now her dreams prove her to be a psychic.

Laura
Laura

Ha-ha. Good one!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Unfortunately, I get the same feeling.

Patrick
Patrick

“… no longer seem to be developing new people ”

it really is like a slap in the face

had DAYS production team realized they erred on so many levels….

would they have cared to write for new characters and enliven Salem with new blood and new arenas of TALENT pool to draw from and reinvigorate the same ole characters

I’m going to miss… Eve, Aiden, and Clyde… heck Ben paired with Paul!

something NEW and energized

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

He did a great job in the role and was more convincing than some of the other
actors on this show. Clyde wasn’t supposed to be likeable and James R. certainly made sure he wasn’t.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Agreed. He made me love to hate him. Great job!

damien
damien

the new writers had tunnel vision when turning things around for the 50th , the jj and clyde drug storyline was hot especially with kyle… things were just getting good! loved seeing jj and mom jennifer shaking in their boots! paige got axed to quick and it would ve been bittersweet to see jj and paige just about to get back together before her murder
clyde was just getting his groove on before the writers cut him….

ces
ces

Goodbye — Clyde is so creepy!!

Katzie
Katzie

I am overwhelmingly disappointed in Clyde’s ignominious exit. I was waiting for him to go out in a “blaze of glory”, after having been found out for his previous crimes. And why was he panting so hard that day in the park when he ran into Jennifer? So much about Clyde was never explained. I just think his character deserved a better exit storyline than that one. James Read was awesome tho.

Denise Heard
Denise Heard

You know when clyde weston, first arrived in Salem I didn’t really care for him that much at all. But as time went by, and he started wrecking havoc on salem, then it started to get more exciting. But today’s storyline played out with him falling into salem’s trap of trying to kidnap chad’s son and ended up getting caught, that right there was the icing on the cake. And he went into the room he thought Thomas was in and saw a baby doll in the crib and thought he had won. And now this sow brings his contract to an end, so good by clyde/ James Read. All I can say is it was good while it lasted. October 13, 2016

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

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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TODAY: Ron Carlivati’s Dad Appears on DAYS

Be on the lookout on Friday’s October 18th episode of Days of our Lives for one of the shows “superfans” who pops in Salem.  That is when the father of DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati appears as an extra on the NBC soap opera.

Carlivati Sr., who is very proud of his son, looks to be donning a medical lab coat as a physician in a photo shared on social media along with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), one of Salem’s most busy and most respected doctors.

Ron told SOD about his dad appearing on the show that he writes: “It’s funny because I’ve been in soaps for over 20 years and my dad would watch to see my name on the credits but rarely get into the show. Somehow, I don’t know what clicked in for him, he’s obsessed with Days of our Lives. He does not miss it.”

As to how his dad became an extra for the day: “We were at the studio and Albert Alarr, our co-executive producer, comes up and meets my parents and turns to my dad and says, ‘We’re gonna be shooting some scenes in the hospital next. How would you like to be in them?’ I honestly had no idea this was coming. I also fainted.”

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Make sure to check out today’s episode of Days of our Lives for this fun moment with Ron’s dad! Comment below.

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DAYS Camila Banus Talks Stabi’s Heartbreaking Love Story; Matthew Ashford Melissa Reeves Chat On JnJ Reunion On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

In the latest can’t miss ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives‘ podcast, two major interviews are the focus of the episode.  First, Camila Banus who had been turning in bravura performances as Gabi, discusses with host. Michael Fairman, her reaction to finding out that Brandon Barash (Stefan) was being killed-off the NBC soap opera, now that Gabi’s love, Stefan is brain-dead.

The duo who became so popular as “Stabi” reveals why Gabi and Stefan’s love/hate relationship worked so well, and those sexed up love scenes.  Later in the interview Camila discusses her recent scenes with Sal Stowers (Lani) where Gabi wants Lani to get down on her knees and beg for forgiveness for Lani shooting Stefan, even though he got in the line of fire to save his mother, Vivian (Robin Strasser).  In addition, Camila talks about working with Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and how Julie hurled some minority slurs at Gabi shortly before her heart-attack.

Then in a very special roundtable chat, Matthew Ashford (Jack) and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) chat with Fairman about playing those key scenes where Jack rescues Jennifer from Dr. Shah, hits his head, and then finally his memories come flooding back.   The duo known as ‘JnJ” talk about their storied on-screen history, and tease what may happen in the next leg in their storylines.

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To listen to the latest episode of ‘Inside Salem’ download it now on iTunes here, or head on over to NBC.com/Inside Salem.

So, what did you think of the conversations with Camila and Matt and Melissa? What do you hope happens next for Gabi  … for Jack and Jennifer? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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