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DAYS Greg Rikaart on Leo’s Reaction to Dimitri’s Kiss: “There’s No One He Loves More Than Gwen & He Would be Betraying Her in Such a Big Way”

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This week on Peacock’s Days of our Lives, things take a steamy turn, when in a preview for the soap opera, Dimitri (Peter Porte) plants a major kiss on Leo (Greg Rikaart), only to have Leo bitch-slap the guy!

It all goes down after Leo, who has been snooping around Chez DiMera, has the incriminating evidence that the only reason Dimitri is trying to get Gwen (Emily O’Brien) to marry him, is so the guy can get his hands on his inheritance. That happens, if Mr. Von Leushner ties the knot before he turns the big 4-0.

In story, when Leo threatens to tell Gwen what Dimitri has been up to, with no other choice, apparently, Dimitri kisses Leo, hoping the con artist will fall for him.  According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstands now), Dimitri is insisting to Leo that he is truly attracted to him.  With a bing of conscience, Leo knows he does not want to hurt his bff, Gwen.


Rikaart said on the dilemma: “He’s tortured.”  The Daytime Emmy-wining star adds, “Leo has been unlucky in love up to this point, but there’s no one that he loves more than Gwen, and he would be betraying her in such a big way.”

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A few months back on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Peter Porte along with Miranda Wilson and Colton Little were part of a group discussion where the question came up of who the fans think will be Dimitri’s ultimate love interest.

At the time, Porte shared there would be two. One out of necessity and one he develops feelings for. So ,which is, which? Do you think it will turn out the Dimitri is really into Leo? Check out the interview below and then this week’s Days of our Lives promo featuring the big smooch.

Now let us know, do you hope Leo and Dimitri end up together? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Is there anything in the Von Leuschner inheritance paperwork that specifies that he has to marry a woman to get the inheritance? The paperwork was probably written decades ago before gay weddings were legal, so I doubt it would have clarified. I would think that any legal marriage where a license could be produced as evidence would be enough to satisfy the legal requirements of the inheritance document.

Now of course, if I were Dimitri, I wouldn’t trust Leo not to be in it for just the money, but then I wouldn’t trust Gwen either. Not that Dimitri is all that trustworthy himself, for that matter. So how ever this shakes out, it’s probably going to end up with all three of them trying to “out scam” each other. And Dimitri won’t have his crazy mother around to guide him.

I think the paperwork mentions wife and makes provisions for the biological children of husband and said wife and that rules out gay marriage. This story is interesting but it needs more of a tie in with the other families. For example, Megan could have easily chosen any actress to play fake wife but she picked Gwen specifically. Could it be because she is a Devereux and there is’ some unknown bad blood between Jack and the von L family to be revealed. Could the Johnson family play some role in this thus giving Stephanie a badly needed interesting story line and giving Patch and Kayla a reason to go on another ISA adventure?

Kudos for the woman who plays Megan. She was one very creepy mother. What if Dimitri is Bo’s son? Part Dimera, Part Brady all evil. It would be a blast.

I think Gwen worked perfectly because she is both extremely needy and sociopathic. Her heritage is so irrelevant that it was barely mentioned that she was Abigail’s sister. Chad was very judicious about not mentioning that she was briefly his baby mama, too.

Megan was a few years before my time, but I have to agree that Dimitri being 40 definitely raises questions about his paternity

The only “bad blood” I’m aware of between Jack Deveraux & the Von Leuschner family is when Jack & Frankie were “rivals” over Jennifer. And that was decades ago and resolved after one of Jack’s many returns from the dead. Also, Frankie barely has any ties to the Von Leuschners, as he grew up an adopted Brady, and the whole Von Leuschner thing was a rewrite that happened years after the fact anyway.

As far as Dimitri being Bo’s son… not likely. If Bo would have had a child with Megan, this would have happened when they were both in high school, some time in the late 1970s. Since Dimitri is just shy of his 40th birthday, that pretty much eliminates Bo as a potential father… unless there was some “assistance” from Dr. Rolf and he somehow had Bo’s “swimmers” stored in a freezer. Which would be ridiculous, of course, but no more so than Roman & Kate being the parents of the Space Egg Twins decades before they even met each other.

Megan is crazy, but not stupid. So in the very remote chance that Dimitri was Bo’s son, it would be more likely that she would try to set him up to claim a stake in the Kiriakis “empire”, rather than jump through hoops to claim a Von Leuschner fortune that he had no legitimate rights to.

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WGA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal to End Writers Strike

Looks like we are close, very close, to the writing teams at your favorite soap operas returning to their jobs with news on Sunday that finally the WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative deal. What remains is the fine print, and having the WGA vote to ratify their contracts.

This is welcome news to the television, streaming and motion picture industry that after five months of a strike has put the 2023-2024 TV season in deep water.

In a statement, the Writers Guild shared, “We have reached a tentative agreement on a new 2023 MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement), which is to say an agreement in principle on all deal points, subject to drafting final contract language. We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional — with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.”

As the deal goes through its final stages, the writers are still technically on strike, but picketing outside studios and shows has now been suspended.

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Among the writers’ demands that they fought for are: higher residuals from streaming shows, minimum staff sizes to prevent the use of “mini rooms” and protections from the use of AI.  The hope within the entertainment industry is that the new deal for the WGA will move along a new contract for SAG-AFTRA (actors) with the AMPTP.  As of Monday, SAG-AFTRA is still on strike.

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As for your favorite soap operas, during the strikes, the shows were written by non-union writers or “fi-core” writers who gave up their union benefits in order to continue working.

The next steps in process will see the WGA negotiating committee vote on “whether to recommend the agreement and send it on to the WGAW Board and WGAE Council for approval,” tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.  Another vote by the board and council could lift the strike “restraining order”and allow scribes to “return to work during the ratification vote”.

So, are you happy to know that the writing teams from your favorite soaps are about to return to work and helm the scripts and the vision of the shows? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Alex is Revealed to Be Victor’s Son; How Do You Feel About the Revelation?

By now, Days of our Lives fans have figured out that Alex Kiriakis (Rob Scott Wilson) will be revealed as Victor’s (the late John Aniston) son, not Justin’s (Wally Kurth), on upcoming episodes of the Peacock streaming soap opera.

On Friday’s cliffhanger, after Justin and Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) open the contents from Victor’s briefcase located in Greece, they are stunned to see a brand new will. But, what will stun them even more is that Justin will learn that Alex is not his biological son. In addition, the latest promo for next week’s DAYS, also shows an emotional Justin telling Alex he is not his father.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, Rob Scott Wilson shares on the Kiriakis family bombshell: “It’s such a huge plot twist. Obviously, it’s going to change the dynamic within the family and the power within the business.”

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Wilson added on the key scene where Justin and Maggie just found out Victor had a ‘secret’ son: “Justin is definitely freaking out. It’s like he’s just seen a ghost. He wasn’t prepared to read this and then have Alex walk in on it.”

After the revelation, Rob expressed how the relationship between Alex and Justin will never be the same: “It’s like a goodbye to the relationship that we built and established in not too long of a time. It was really heartfelt.”

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There will be much more to this story, as Alex tries to process how Victor lied to him while he was alive, and never told him he was his son.

Check out the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, are you happy or unhappy that Alex is turning out to be the biological son of Victor Kiriakis? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Caine Reprises His Role of Edmund Crumb on Days of our Lives

Here’s a welcome blast from the past! Coming up on Days of our Lives, look for the return of Adam Caine who reprises his role as Susan Banks’ beloved former boyfriend and husband, Edmund Crumb.

It has been 25 years since Adam played the role of Edmund, as he was only on the long-running soap opera for four memorable months.

Now, according to the latest Soap Opera Digest, Caine returns at the beginning of October in scenes with Tamara Braun (Ava) and Steve Burton (Harris).  With Ava trying to remember what happened the night Susan (Stacy Haiduk) ‘died’ and her part in it, plus the two being in the run, it shall be interesting just how they try to locate or bump into Mr. Crumb!

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Previously, DAYS viewers first saw Caine play the whimsical Edmund Crumb alongside Eileen Davidson’s original version of Susan. Together, they created some of the more hilarious romance segments ever on a soap opera. Eventually, Edmund and Susan married in April of 1998.  The couple moved back to Edmund’s home country of England to live and that is the last we have seen of him, that is until now!

So, what do you think will happen when Edmund reappears on Days of our Lives? Will he be reunited with Susan Banks, now played by Stacy Haiduk? Comment below.

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