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DAYS Exited Peter Reckell Thanks Fans For Love & Support Following Daytime Emmy Snub!

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Peter Reckell returned to Days of our Lives for the series 50th anniversary storyline that culminated in November with the death of his beloved and iconic character of Bo Brady.  Many of his DAYS castmates, felt that Peter delivered the best work of his three decade career on the NBC soap opera during his brief return to daytime.

In the set-up of the last beats of his story, Bo learns that he is dying from abrain tumor from his sister Kayla (the Pre-Emmy nominated Mary Beth Evans, who was terrific in the scenes).  And then in the next several episodes, tries to prepare himself for the envitable.  He shares his grief with his best friend Patch (Stephen Nichols), and asks Rafe (Galen Gering) took look after Hope (Kristian Alfonso) after he is gone.  Peter entered the Emmy race this year in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series but failed to get through to the next round.  That bit of news sent fans sharing their love for Peter and disappointment for him.

In addition, The Young and the Restless Daytime Emmy winner, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), who is one of the most classy guy’s in the business, took to Twitter to also tell Peter and his new castmate Jason Thompson that they were wrongly overlooked.   Davidson expressed: “Thinking of 2 performers that should be on the list too…@peterreckell and @MyJasonThompson A deep bow to them. Others as well.”   Davidson did make it to the blue ribbon round in the Lead Actor category.

In the end, Reckell took a moment on social media to address his long time fans today with this:  “The LOVE and SUPPORT from you guys is what’s meaningful to me!!! Thanks So Much!!!”

So, did the Emmy voters get it wrong with leaving Peter off the final Lead Actor ballot? Disappointed in his final run as Bo, he won’t get a chance at a Daytime Emmy one last time? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

It’s unbelievable that Peter Reckell was snubbed! Kristian Alfonso should’ve been nominated too! But hey, Vivian Giovanni was nominated and should be annihilated by Lauren Boles!

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

Too many good actors overlooked and why the bunch of untalented teens even considered for nomination-what a joke!!!…i miss Lauren Boles…what a great little talent…they dont age the children on Coronation Street like they do to our soaps…they have a talented child actress who plays Amy Barlow and they wisely know how to use her-she is a gifted scene stealer!!!

Mara A Mitchell
Mara A Mitchell

For a dramatic recast Viv is superb. Long term Lauren Boles is best child actor Days ever!

Mo
Mo

OMG! Are you kidding me? nuCiara is AWFUL! She should be paying me for being forced to watch her acting class, which she is failing miserably at. The role needs to be recast STAT!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

*Vivian Jovanni

virginia
virginia

I agree Peter should have been nominated [he was GREAT!!] the child “Ciara” and Kristen should not have been overlooked either.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Lauren Boles (little Ciara) wasn’t overlooked, virginia. I hope big Ciara is dropped after round one and little Ciara wins the gold!

I would grade Vivian Jovanni’s first performances an F, but she’s turning in D+ performances nowaDAYS. I’m hopeful she’ll continue improving.

Cathy
Cathy

Absolutely he was robbed!

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

I thought that his scenes were “okay” and I did think it a tad silly that he died right in the middle of fake Leaf Park, but of course, it’s a soap. I don’t think we need to throw Daytime Emmy Awards at every actor on every show to prove their worth. It is after all just a Popularity Contest Award.
I’m not saying he wasn’t believable in the scenes he had to play, just that I was pretty much unmoved by them, keep in mind I am not a super long time watcher of the show, I have only watched for a little over two years – and I thought his “tortue” scenes went on too long and he and “Patch” escaping on a motorcycle was also a little far fetched.

JUDY K
JUDY K

THIS IS NOTHING BUT A POPULARITY CONTEST……..SO MANY DESERVING NOT MENTIONED, AND SOME MENTIONED ARE NOT DESERVING……DO THESE PEOPLE EVEN WATCH THE SOAPS?????????????????

Tim S
Tim S

Ditto…very sad. Say ya a lot about the credibility of the Emmys.

Tristy
Tristy

DOOL was only getting better for the Anniversary episodes and bringing Peter Reckell back to play Bo Brady ignited that and probably was mostly responsible for the much needed ratings. Now the storylines are getting yucky and boring. Ken Corday said we would be on the edge of our seats during the Anniversary shows and he was right. We were only to be robbed of a great Bo Brady adventure. They had him die way too soon and they had him in captivity way too long with not much dialogue to make for a great storyline. I know it was Peter’s decision to only tape a few episodes so you have to take that into consideration also next to the other Actors/Actresses who have been on longer. If Peter had only stayed on until after the Holidays it would have probably made a difference but it was Peter’s decision to kill off Bo Brady pretty quickly. I guess he does not want to miss out on his Daughter’s life as he stated that his Wife would call him while he was playing Bo Brady ( at work ) to say to him oh ” you missed our Daughter’s first word or first steps” something like that I think to make him feel guilty that he was working and she had to take care of their kid and could not do her career as a singer. That is why he retired so he could be the stay at home dad. Yes he should have been nominated but you have to look at the whole picture. Even though he came back briefly he still robbed the Fans of a great Bo story. It was a disaster from the beginning!

joe smith
joe smith

you are soooooooooooo right, it would have been better for Peter NOT to come back just to selfishly killoff his character like lucy lawless did on Xena. So they can never be played again. It was just a selfish move with no considerstion for the fans who blindly support any move that is made.

Laura
Laura

He seriously thought he deserved one? Funny. I do agree that he is more deserving of a pre-nom than some of the ones chosen. Billy Flynn comes to mind.
What I’m wondering is why on earth Robert Scott Wilson isn’t listed? He was brilliant as psycho Ben.

James McDonald
James McDonald

How young are these people that nominate the Daytime soap opera actors? How experienced are the judges? Don’t they recognize excellent acting skills and talent? Peter Reckell was snubbed. I also think Suzanne Rogers (“Maggie”, Days Of Our Lives) has done excellent work as well in the past year.

clh
clh

Why would he? He was there all of about a blip and was nothing spectacular at that.

Ces
Ces

The best & most deserving were snubbed. Jason Thompson, Peter, and Robert Scott all robbed. Tell me why Missy Reeves was on this ballot? One less thing to watch!

Patrick
Patrick

she’s riding on the coattail of Kassie DePaiva

I’m certain she submitted the scenes when she walked in on Eve and JJ at the hotel

that’s about the only scene I think made her alive… for that time being

this should be a real doozy of a time… watching her overdose on prescription painKILLherS

I hope she la la lands in a long COMA

Patrick
Patrick

isn’t this a layed out story board fix for easy reel

Jennifer has an underlying guilt be it survivors guilt… over Daniel, Eric, and Brady… and nary a focus was given her.. with all the fallout…

watching her at home… slumber and easy does it as pain registers , with the audience, argh! I meant with her character… she overdoses… Jack visits… and wrapped in a ribbon…. Gran Alice pulls and tugs at her heart strings and a spiritual awakening…. argh! brings her back

whoopee … Melissa Reeves

Ces
Ces

Lol Patrick. She hasnt done much in years!

Tim S
Tim S

Missy reeves has not had a decent story line for a long tIme. Maybe this pill popping one will be good

Ces
Ces

Maybe she should remove her 5 inch *house* shoes and she’d be a bit more convincing. Wonder is Missy is up for being a pill popper? Hallucinate and start seeing Jack.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Well said, Ces!!!!! I mean…Rob Scott Wilson did FABULOUS work on DOOL!!!!! I will never understand as to why Melissa Reeves is even nominated this year!!!!! To me, her character of Jennifer is S-O BLAH AND EVEN MORE BORING!!!!! S-o unfair!!!!!

Ces
Ces

Agreed jaybird. Matt brought out the best in Missy and since then she has been extremely blah. Putting her with Dr. Dull didn’t help matters. Missy needs someone like Matt (or keep Matt!!) to liven her up. Crazy that she submitted herself.

Linda
Linda

I have always loved Peter Reckell, BUT, I’m not sure that he is deserving of an Emmy considering all the wonderful actors and performances this year by actors that have worked their butts off day in and day out all year! Sentiment should not negate their contribution and talent.

Vickie HART
Vickie HART

He should have gotten it! They brought him back and always been great so they should not have went by the ending.

Eric leathers
Eric leathers

No matter what Peter deserves an emmy his final scenes as bo deserves one hopefully we will see bo again one day

susan kidwell
susan kidwell

I AGREE WITH YOU ERIC LEATHERS PETER DESERVES IT,

Delores Decker
Delores Decker

They don’t know,an EXCELLENT actor,when they see one.I will miss him tremendously.Have a WONDERFUL life Peter.

Beverly Charlene Goff Meadows
Beverly Charlene Goff Meadows

Not sure what year any of the judges were looking at; obviously not 2015!!!
Bo/Peter Reckell was robbed as was Kristian Alfonso, Nicole/Arianne Zuker and many others. Not really sure why Y&R are always heavy on the nominations…Could be some bias showing up. Maybe all the fans of our favorite daytime shows should boycott the Daytime Emmys!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I’m certain… and have to believe

that next years nominations; will include

Suzanne Rogers
Arianne Zucker
A Martinez

hopefully, Bryan Dattillo along with Thaao Penghlis ( he’s bringing it as he searches for his father, Stefano ! )

would love to see Jenn Lilly materialize

now i’d love DAYS to be renewed for another 2 years; along with the rehiring of Kassie DePaiva and Daniel Cosgrove

long live Salem’ites

Jt
Jt

Emmy’s became a bad joke! If you are 20 or less no matter what they give you a nod? Forget talent it does not count! Even when his story sucks they hand Geary a nod? Stephen Nichols and Reckell can turn in outstanding work and you can be certain they will never be recognized! The emmy’s became a bad joke !

Sunni
Sunni

I will always miss him and so will his thousands of fan.. He was wrongly snubbed…He did an excellent job..I think the Emmys should let the fans vote in all categories..Who are the people who do the voting…They made the mistake of never voting for Susan Lucci.

Willa Sargent
Willa Sargent

oh yes Peter Reckell & Kristian Alfonso was definitely ROBBED of a Emmy nomination,, i can’t believe they both were overlooked,,i am mad as hell too!!! #iam50yrsDaysfan and been with Days since i was 11 yrs old!!! i see this is just not right!!! i see on Days actors like Robert Scott Wilson, Billy Flynn also ignored!!! Kassie DePavia also done great acting as Eve,,, plus Ari Zuker.. wow i cant believe this is going dismissed!!

Susan
Susan

I love Peter but sorry I don’t think he deserved one. The scenes were stupid and I don’t get what everyone saying he was great was watching because they weren’t that great at all. He looked uncomfortable with grown up Ciara, and then overacted some other scenes. The storyline was rushed and silly and inconsistent and I don’t believe in giving an actor one just because he decided to hang up his acting shoes. Peter’s wife was touring so he was only able to stay for a short time as he had to be home to mind his daughter and that’s perfectly understandable but you don’t deserve an emmy for what his scenes were about.

Tristy
Tristy

Hi Susan! How are you? Yes I totally agree with what you said. Remember when he was sitting next to Ciara like almost dumbfounded or speechless and she was like Dad what’s wrong? And then he said nothing..I just can’t believe how grown up you are..well neither can we, ha ha! He did seem uncomfortable. His scenes were rushed along and I made sure I didn’t miss a day or blink! I really think his Wife influenced his decision to up and leave the California lifestyle. He sold that beautiful custom built home he had in Brentwood I think is where it was? The solar-powered home and eco green friendly that he put his heart and soul into..gave the house that was there previously to Habitat for Humanity to build his dream home. He only lived in it for 4 years if that. Another vacation home he had in Michigan he sold as well. He like gave up everything I guess to keep his Wife happy. I guess whenever he has a bad day or is upset his Wife tells him to go for a bike ride,,I don’t know about her! You never see a picture of their Daughter only when she is in a costume and her face is totally painted or from a distance where she has her back to a tree. Maybe he was ready to retire but I have my suspicions. Oh well..have a great day and take care!! Cheryl

I love gh
I love gh

He should have enteredi n the supporting or guest appearance categories since his run was short. The voters are in the daytime community and know that he is not interested in a permanent role on Days. With such talent, I get it. He deserves an Emmy for his great work, just perhaps in another category.

Judie
Judie

Guest Actors cannot be a character that has been on.the show or returns to the
Show. That category is for newly created roles

susan kidwell
susan kidwell

HOW COULD YOU FORGET ONE OF THE BEST ACTORS ON DAY TIME,I NEVER HAVE YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELFS.

Velma Green
Velma Green

Bo should have won.Wish he would come,back to Days.They need him.Days is getting worse everyday.Won’t be surprised to see it dropped.

Mo
Mo

A lot of questions with the prenoms. Confusion reigns all around.

Carol
Carol

He was certainly robbed! His final scenes had everyone in tears! The daytime emmy voters must be blind.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

I wasn’t in tears, I found it idiotic that he just died like that, there wasn’t any consideration for chemotherapy or radiation, yes, I understand, it’s a soap and we allow for some silliness.
I just didn’t think the storyline was all that compelling, his torture scenes went on too long, and then his final scene of dying in the park was a tad inane. So, no, I don’t think it was a performance that automatically screams “Emmy” award.

Jjc2011
Jjc2011

Absolutely Peter deserved a nod and a win. He has been one of the most underrated actors in daytime for three decades.
His scenes in his early years, with Roman’s “death” on the beach, when Pop Shawn had a heart attack, were ignored. Part of it, IMO, is that Peter’s Bo was and remains IMMENSELY popular with fans, and Emmy panels frankly usually go for the villains, the crazies and the overacting because they only see snippets and have no clue about the actors who play the actual good guys. When the over the top actors/characters usually win, that’s the reason.
Peter has won so many fan awards because Bo is a beloved protagonist instead of an over the top crazy. Brings life on a steady basis, keeping a “good guy” interesting for decades (despite some horrid writing) is much harder than playing a nut case (why ED gets recognized for crazy lady on DAYS and not for normal person on Y &R).

It was stupid, and unfair. Peter deserved the Emmy many times and was ignored so this was no surprise.

Brenda Sisler
Brenda Sisler

I’m shocked and upset that Peter Reckell didn’t make it on the ballot he’s been a great actor and deserves more to his ending. I’ve followed his storyline as Bo from beginning to end. Good luck and best wishes to Peter Reckell with your future. You will greatly be missed you have the trophy in my opinion great job.

Brian
Brian

Yes Peter and Kristian were both snubbed and so were a few others!

fginaspy
fginaspy

While I think PR did an exceptional job in his final Storyline I think lead actor is a stretch as he is not a contract player. His performance should have been entered as guest performance or the category Donna Mills co-won last year.

Judie
Judie

Peter could not enter guest star category…that category is for newly created roles

tatiana
tatiana

I agree. He did a fantastic job but he wasn’t on the show long enough for a lead actor nomination. He should have been nominated for best guest performance.

I imagine Jason Thompson wasn’t nominated because he barely had a story and very little screen time.

Rj
Rj

I always loved Bo and Hope, and was glad when Bo came back, but I was hoping they would be together longer. All happened so fast. He had just returned, and then he was gone. Not enough time to have it really pull at your heart strings eventhough I felt sad that he would be gone, and it was the end of an era. I know Peter probably wanted to wrap it quickly, and just came on to give the Bo fans a proper farewell. With that said, his departure was emotional, but it could have even had more of an impact if they had developed the storyline more. Days has a tendency to rush some important moments that need to sizzle a little, or drag out some storylines too long that need to end. Well, they are moving Hope along in an effort to make Bo a distant memory.

JANET
JANET

I watched it, and I agree P R deserved a chance. The show is fine and it has loads of good actors. has for a long time, and they never get a mention. I guess they can’t all win, but I stopped watching because the same ones do every year. It is a popularity contest. The fans know who is left. in the lurch.

Regina
Regina

I have been a fan of Days since 1965, I absolutely love Bo & Hope, I have watched their love story from the very beginning I think they are the best Super Couple ever, I agree that Peter’s return was to short I. think they could have played it out a little longer or shortened the captivity storyline and made his return to his family and Hope longer, after all they are so popular because of their great love for each other. I know Peter wants time with his daughter and I respect him for that, I just think they could have written this differently. Also I absolutely think that both Peter and Kristian were snubbed at the Daytime Emmy’s after watching them for 30 years they so deserve it. Their love story is what has made all soaps last for so long. I am not going to watch the Emmy’s this year because I am so disgusted that they were not nominated. Maybe they will have a special dedication to them and Bo and Hope. Also Days is making way to much of the other deaths and gave Bo barely a funeral, maybe rename Salem Police Station or something like that in his honor.

Jaime
Jaime

Reckell and Stephen Nichols have been snubbed by the emmys for years. This is not a true award for talent any longer it is simply a promotion by certain producers to get something. The fact that the emmys nominate young people with barely had a handful of appearances with nothing exceptional on screen devalues any so called award.

Wont be watching the emmys they have been a bad joke for years.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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