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DAYS’ Kate Mansi Delivers The ‘Power Performance Of The Week’

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This week was a whirlwind for the character of Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi) on Days of our Lives.  On Christmas Eve, she shows up at the annual Christmas Ornament hanging at the Hortons with her daughter, Charlotte in tow.  When she gets there, she has a few choice words for her mother, Jennifer (Melissa Reeves).

A hurt and angered Abby lets her mom have it for not believing in her sanity in a gut-wrenching moment played to perfection by Kate Mansi.  Coming in to the scene like a firecracker ready to explode, she let out the emotions of how her own family would not stand by her when she was being gas-lighted by Gabi (Camila Banus), and yet even with that, no one still believed her.  (She still had no hard evidence to proof that she was telling the truth, but that was just around the corner!)

In addition, Mansi was pretending to be “Gabby” with a Y, the alter that fell for Stefan (Tyler Christopher) in an effort to get her freedom, and she did it.  She hands the guy divorce papers as a Christmas present, throws off her wig, shocking him that he was the one being played.   She is not sick.  She is herself, Abigail and she is leaving him and taking their baby with her.

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Later, when Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) remembers that she saw the DNA results proving that Chad (Billy Flynn) is the father of Charlotte, not Stefan, it is a triumphant moment for Abigail, yet a stinger, because she realizes the lengths her supposed “friend” Gabi went to for her revenge plot against her.  Eventually, Abby reunites Charlotte with her real bio-dad, Chad.  And for good measure, after the truth is finally out, and Abigail proves that she is of sound mind and body, she clocks Gabi for her deception right in front of Chad.

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With the levels of emotion illustrating the character’s inner-strength, and the depth in her work, MFTV names Kate Mansi the last week of 2018’s, “Power Performance of the Week.”

Let us know what you thought of Kate’s performance, what was your favorite moment in it, and how the week unraveled for Abby, Gsbi, Stefan, Chad, Jennifer, and Julie in the comment section below.

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Kate Mansi is just as good as Marci Miller if not better for a soap, just different. I am a newish viewer of the show and only saw Kate’s original run in small does. She always stood out to me and still has that “it” soap factor to me.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Welcome back Ms.Mansi!

Patrick
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Patrick

off the charts – can we say Splash, Snap, Lets Dance Kassie DePaiva “dropped” Gorgeous ! My Lady Love is back My lady love Eve is such a power player ! Eve and Rafe !!!! hello ? any takers ? I will never think Eve and Brady have run their course… yet knowing just how strong Kassie DePaiva and A Martinez stratosphere.. WOAH NOW… we have a true stir and plot thicken. since … as I’ve read … Jack has no memory.. and since Jennifer and Eve “dance”… this is the perfect foible. Jack and Eve truly do love one… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You bet, Patrick…..Kassie is IT–and Kate. Oh, my Lord….just caught up!! I am in seventh heaven with these two! Yeeeessss!! And, I can definitely see Eve with Rafe—–anyone other than Hope. I even preferred him with Kate ( Lauren Koslow). I don’t know about Hack and Eve, though…..sort of disgusting. You know? She seduced JJ—-he was a kid. Eve is a seductress. Jack and Jenny ( as much as I am not a fan, belong together. Jack needs to remember so that he can make a choice, if he is to remain in Salem. The same goes for Justin, Patrick.… Read more »

Bobbie Lankford
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Bobbie Lankford

I am disappointed that Marci did not get to deliver those lines.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Bobbie, I am disappointed that Abby will not make Gabi pay for everything she has done to her and her marriage and family. What a big letdown, after all these terrible stressful months.

Marcia
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Marcia

Not taking anything away from Kate I too wished Marci had been the one to hear the news and delivered that punch Ouch

Carol
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Carol

I like Kate however a friend of mine and myself miss Marci. I am so glad though that Gabby got hers. I hope she rots in hell. Nice job Kate with letting Gabby have it. Everyone thinks just because Abby has a mental illness she is weak, far from it. Having a mental illness is no picnic believe me I should know.I live with four of them. People need to realize just because someone has a mental illness doesnt make them crazy or dangerous.It seems to me the one who is dangerous here is Gabby.I know she is out for… Read more »

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Jimh

She was good…will watch til summer before i shut off my cable and sell my tv ect…

Santa Barbara forever
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Santa Barbara forever

Are u giving up technology in June? (not meant to be nosey)

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Llanviewer717

Kate Mansi did a masterful job with those scenes. The look of satisfaction and her vocal tone when Abby revealed to Stefan that he had been played were just wonderful. During the confrontation with her mother, you felt Abby’s rage, hurt and betrayal. The final showdown with Gabi was terrific. I loved when Abby belted her. Throughout each scene, Kate was great portraying Abby’s anger, sense of betrayal, and inner strength. Hats off to her and to Billy Flynn, Camila Banus and Tyler Christopher.

Damien
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Damien

Days fans have been so lucky this year to be treated to two exceptional actresses both in the role of Abigail
Kate was on fire and brought the backbone to the character while Marci was more soulful and tender. While Kate excels during her confrontations with Gabbi and Stefan , I do wish Marci could ve been portraying during the reveal to Chad. Just saying!…
But what a problem to have! Lol.
Love Chabby and Kate hasnt missed a beat while away!

Celia
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Celia

Right, Damien….I had almost forgotten how superlative Kate Mansi truly is. She gave it the old one-two punch!!
I had gotten used to Marci, after a very long period of time. However, I’d be lying if I were not happy Kate’s back!! Yeayyyy!!

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Nora haygarth

That’s is good gabi had it coming it was to long u and Chad and your daughter should be together

Michael
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Michael

I loved what Marci brought to the role of Abigail and enjoyed her time on the show immensely. But despite my reservations about having Kate return to the role (I enjoyed her as well, but she and Marci have different acting styles), I am actually enjoying the hell out of her return. I think a lot of it has to do with the history between those two characters and actresses, and Kate does know how to bring a certain soap opera touch to Abigail, whereas Marci was much more reality grounded. Truth is, I love both of their portrayals for… Read more »

Richard Signorelli
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Richard Signorelli

kate mansi did a great job

Alan
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Alan

Tyler Christopher was my power performance of the week.

I was totally invested in Marci Miller’s Abigail but find Kate Mansi very cold and unsympathetic in the role.

blake
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blake

Kate Mansi definitely deserves this title, she owned last week! Gabi serving Stefan divorce papers and delivering that line ending in “you son of a bitch” perfectly to letting Gabi, Chad her and her mother have it!

Her scenes with her father, Jack today were really great also.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I was finally getting used to Marci, except for her wardrobe, and now Kate is back, so I am trying to remember how much I liked her as Abby. I am so glad she is keeping Chad at arm’s length for now. He was a real jerk through this whole SL.

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Jensen Ackles Shares Heartfelt Message on Death of ‘Rust’ DP Halyna Hutchins: “This Has Been a Tragedy of Epic Proportions”

Former Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric and Ex-Dean)  took to his Instagram over the weekend to pay tribute to cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was tragically killed in New Mexico, on the set of the film Rust in which Ackles co-starred with Alec Baldwin and Frances Fisher. Baldwin is also one of the producers of the film.

Last Thursday, in the initial investigation reports surfaced that Baldwin discharged a “prop gun” leading to the death of Hutchins and injuring director, Joel Souza.  Since that time it has been reported that Baldwin was told by the assistant director, David Halls, that the weapon was a “cold gun” meaning not loaded with live rounds following its preparation by the film set’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez.  But in his affidavit statement, Halls says he was unaware that the prop gun contained live rounds when it was given to Baldwin for his scene.

The scene Baldwin was rehearsing was inside a church building at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. In new affidavit’s, it was noted that Baldwin was ‘cross drawing’ the weapon and pointing the gun towards the camera lens.

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A grief-stricken Ackles shared:  “I’m not even sure where to start.  This has been a tragedy of epic proportions that we are all still processing. Earlier last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna just how awesome I thought she was. I told her how incredible I thought her camera shots were and just how exciting it was to watch her and her team work. Truly. She laughed and said thank you and gave me a hug. I’ll forever be thankful we had that moment.  She had a spunk and passion that infected the entire crew from the top down. She was an inspiration. My heart and prayers go out to Halyna’s husband, son and the rest of her family. There just aren’t enough words to express what an immense loss this is. She will be incredibly missed by all of us who knew and admired her.”

Since Hutchins’ death, a video also surfaced of Ackles discussing his concerns for gun safety on the set of Rust at a Supernatural convention in Colorado prior to the tragedy.

Jensen told the crowd: “I’ve got a 6 a.m. call tomorrow to have a big shoot-out. They had me pick my gun. They were like, ‘Alright, what gun would you like?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know?’ and the armorer was like, ‘Do you have gun experience?’ I was like, ‘A little.’ And she’s like, ‘OK, well, this is how you load it, this is how we check it and make sure it’s safe. “So she’s like, ‘OK, I’m gonna put some blanks in there and I want you to just go and fire off a couple rounds towards the hill.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ So I put the belt on, I put the gun there, and I walked out and she’s like, ‘Just make sure that you know, you pull the hammer all the way back and you aim at your target.’ And I was like, ‘OK, I got it.’  The footage was originally on You Tube, but now has been taken down.

The investigation remains and open and active on what occurred on the set of Rust, according to the Santa Fe New Mexico Sheriff’s office.

So, what do you think about Jensen’s tribute in the wake of the Rust tragedy? Comment below.

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DAYS Billy Flynn and Wife Gina Comparetto Expecting Their First Child

Congratulations are in order to Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and his wife, actress, Gina Comparetto, on the news that the couple are expecting their first child!

The duo wed back in 2016, and now in a series of beautiful Instagram posts on Comparetto’s account, Billy and Gina shared the news publicly of their baby on the way with some photos to mark the occasion.

Gina expressed: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes 👶🏼…. Thank you to my dear, talented friend @jessieco_photo for taking these beautiful photos of us. We will cherish them forever and we love you! ❤️. Thank you @makeupmaryann for the gorgeous, 60s-inspired hair & makeup that you did! You’re truly the best! ❤️

Then, in a another set of photos it simply says: “Mom & Dad 💘” while Billy and Gina look over the book “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting.”

In the newest post, their are more adorable pics this time stating: “Party of 3 ❤️”

You can check all of them out below.

Share your well-wishes for Billy, Gina and the incoming newest addition to their family via the comment section.

 

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‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

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In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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