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DAYS Kristian Alfonso chats on what went wrong with the Hope/Bo/Carly Triangle, Princess Gina & Shawn-D Return!

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Days of our Lives favorite Kristian Alfonso (Hope) was in Toronto Canada last week to meet and greets fans for the Days of our Lives 45 years: A Celebration in Photos.  Alfonso took some time to chat with Dose.ca for an interesting interview on Hope’s past, present and future.   A couple of comments that struck us were Alfonso’s thoughts on the Carly/Bo/Hope triangle that eventually faded away, her desire to have her son Shawn-D come back to the Salem fold and Princess Gina making a comeback.   Here are few excerpts below:

Kristian on her thoughts on the Carly/Bo/Hope triangle:  “The storyline with Carly…That could have been an interesting and fascinating story with a lot of twists and turns. Unfortunately, I think it all happened so fast. There were so many things that didn’t add up as far as character-driven [storyline]. Why would all of a sudden this woman [Carly] be sleeping in not just her [Hope] house, but in her bed? Why would it not be the guest room? Or Shawn’s room? Or Ciara’s? Why would that not happen? There were too many things that were contradicting and that didn’t flow but it could have been a very interesting story.  (Former head writer), Dena Higley’s a good writer, she’s a very good writer.  I think things just got pushed too quickly so there were beats that were greatly missed.”

Kristian on wanting Shawn-Douglas to be put back on the canvas, if she would want Jason Cook and/or Brandon Beemer to return:  “Well, Jason Cook is the original! Either of “my” sons. I just spoke to Jason the other day – he’s my boy! I’ve known him since he was a teenager. Whenever I sit with him, I go “You’re my boy!” He’s such a sweetheart. He’s very talented. He’s a director as well and he writes.  It was wonderful working with Brandon as well though. I think Hope needs that connection to her son as well. We need to get him off the boat and back to Salem!”

Kristian on Stefano turning Hope into Princess Gina and John into the Pawn to get “The Egg”!:  “We come to find out that Stefano really needs them to acquire this Anastasia Egg that is worth quite a bit of money, and there’s not just the Anastasia Egg…but also something else! He needs Princess Gina and The Pawn back to uncover it.”

So what are your thoughts on Kristian’s comments on the Carly storyline?  Which Shawn-D would you like to see return? And are you “in” to seeing another go-round with Princess Gina?  Let us know!

 

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ricardo
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ricardo

i love kristian alfonso as hope. why are they repeating the whole princess gina storyline. its so stupid and lame. enough is enough. the way its looking days will not be renewed for sure. please get rid of stefano for good. great actor but stefano needs to go forever. jack and jennifer need to get back together. lisa rinna who plays billie reed great actress but she looks like a tranny. too much surgery girl. those lips really ridicoulous.

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I don’t get why Carly sleeping in Hope’s bed is such a big deal to Alfonso… It’s a bit weird. It’s a soap for goodness sake, of course they wanted Hope to find Carly in her bed. It adds to the drama. The beginning of the Carly/Bo/Hope triangle was great. It could have continued to be great if it hadn’t gotten stalled out by lack of story and screen time. Days didn’t do itself any favours by letting that triangle fall apart.

Pam
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Pam

You are kidding, right! How sad that you find nothing wrong with Car in Hope & Bo bed. Worse yet that she didn’t either, there are names for women like that though I will stick to no taste & class that says it all.

Daisy
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Daisy

I don’t get why so many people are up in arms about Kristian making comments about this SL. Apparently no one is allowed to mention Carly because it’s disrespectful. It’s a soap for goodness sake! Yes the SL could have been epic, but it wasn’t and the only person to blame for that is the writer.
Btw, I would love to see Shawn D back, he would add so much to the show right now… and would be the perfect foil to EJ. If Shawn came back sans Belle, Niawn, anyone? 🙂

Pam
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Pam

Kristian is such a doll, I love Jason as Shawn to me he is Shawn he always had such a connection not only with Kristian but also with Peter, I could care less if Belle comes back though we need the next generation of Brady cops. Shawn as a single man would be great; Salem needs some more men his age. As for Gina it is nice to have her back if only for a short while.

Nicolette
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Nicolette

The triangle was a great idea. But, the execution was beyond terrible. I do agree with her that many things were rushed. That was a big problem. But, I find it odd for KA to mention the bed thing as if it were some big important plot point. When you leave your husband and your home (that includes the bed) and refuse all communication, don’t expect the man to sit home knitting and waiting for your return. But, alas, DAYS – true to form as ever – could not write a decent triangle. So, what did we get? We got… Read more »

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Manelli1234

The triangle could have been good but Days made a terrible mistake letting Crystal Chappell go! They should of kept Bo and Carly togehter, the rest well not worth talking about.

Mo
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Mo

I am not liking the new Stefano/Pawn/Gina storyline. It is very boring. If Stefano wanted something from Jope, why wouldn’t he advertise the fact that they are married, rather than let the secret simmer in a safety deposit box that someone may or may not open and read? Things just don’t make sense and worse than that, the storyline is not interesting and has me fast forwarding through the scenes.

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Skelettor

The triangle went wrong because it was rushed, yes : Dena Higley is not a good writer and is a person who takes several psychological shortcuts to tell the story she wants to tell and write for the characters she wants to write for. As soon as the story is over, it’s on to the next and characters are expected to have forgotten what happened before or what they went through before. Carly moving in to Hope’s house may have been a big failure facture in this story according to Kristian (it’s understandable since she plays Hope), but I’m flabergasted… Read more »

david
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david

I just started watching Days since OLTL was killed. At first I couldn’t get in to it, but I am starting to like it. I don’t know anything about the history like the rest of you so none of these issues bother me.

tim
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tim

I would love to see both Jason and Kirsten (When she is able) return to Days as Shawn and Belle.I think he is wasted on GH.

KP
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KP

I really would love to see Jason Cook and Kirstin Storms return as Shawn & Belle, and with their daughter of course! Those characters are partly the reason I began watching Days back in 2003, and I’ve missed them for years.

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Heather rush

I would like to see Jason cook come back as Shawn d

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I would like for the Shawn D character to come back. Good actor and great characteristics. As well as Claire and Belle to come back. As with the Gina/Pawn storyline, it is old and ridiculous. I am sorry, I just feel it was too much having Stefano turn Hope into Gina two more times. The first time during the early 1990s was already enough. Turning her into Gina in 1999 and in 2012 was already too much.

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Melissa Reeves Has NOT Been Fired From Days of our Lives

A technical error caused a bit of a firestorm on Monday night, and a retraction early Tuesday morning when an item appeared most notably on TV Line’s partner’s feed, Yahoo News, that had a headline stating that Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) had been fired from Days of our Lives.

If site visitors and readers looked closely, there were actually two versions of the opening line that appeared.  One of which was noting that Reeves was apologizing for “catching heat” from co-stars and fans for backing a post by Candace Owens that was Anti-Black Lives Matter, and the other one that she was fired from the NBC soap opera.

TV Line early Monday morning issued this statement to clarify what happened and confirmed that Reeves had NOT been fired from DAYS: “Due to technical error, a story was briefly published on TVLine on Monday evening — and has since surfaced on several of our partner feeds, most notably Yahoo — that erroneously claims Days of Our Lives has fired Melissa Reeves. The story is false. Melissa Reeves has not been fired from Days of Our Lives. In the meantime, we apologize for the error.”

So, what do you think of the mix-up? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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DAYS Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans & Chandler Massey Take You Behind the Scenes of Kayla and Justin’s Wedding

On Wednesday’s heartbreaking episode of Days of our Lives, viewers saw just how the nuptials of Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Justin (Wally Kurth) eventually wound up!

Justin told Kayla that Steve (Stephen Nichols) still loves her, which put a halt to the proceedings and ended the romantic relationship between the two dear friends, who found love with one another following Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) death, and Kayla believing Steve did not want her back.

Now, The DOOL app has posted a rare behind the scenes view of the making of the wedding – with moments from the key scenes, rehearsals and interviews with the cast involved.

Chandler Massey (Will) weighs-in on Will’s debut as a wedding officiant and how that went south, while Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth shared why they loved this storyline so much.

Wally expresses how the last six months have been some of the best storylines of his soap career, while Mary Beth says that Justin and Kayla’s relationship was so adult and that in real life, both actors have known about people who fall in love with their dear friend, after losing their significant other whether it be by divorce, or death, or whatever the circumstance.

If you don’t already have the DOOL app on your mobile device to watch the segment, you can get more info to download here.

We will have more to say on the memorable performances at Michael Fairman TV later in the week.

So, what did you think of Kayla and Justin’s wedding and the fallout? Comment below.

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