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DAYS Kristian Alfonso's Star-Studded Instagram Photo With Returning Faves Jason Cook, Thaao Penghlis, Stephen Nichols & More Cast Members!

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One of the true champions of Days of our Lives upcoming 50th anniversary is series icon Kristian Alfonso, who for decades has played the heroic Hope Williams Brady!  Alfonso, in numerous conversations with On-Air On-Soaps, has touted just how exciting and how gripping the upcoming stories that fans will begin to see roll out on their televisions and computers this fall will be.

Now the beautiful star has posted an incredibly star-studded Instagram pic from the make-up room at the NBC soap opera featuring returning favorites: Jason Cook (Shawn-Douglas), Thaao Penghlis (Tony), and Stephen Nichols (Patch) in their first group photo (that we know of) along with cast members: Galen Gering (Rafe), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Rob Scott Wilson (Ben), Daniel Cosgrove (Aiden), Greg Vaughan (Eric), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla).

Alfonso, who has been posting pics to add to the upcoming excitement coming this fall, noted this pic posted late Thursday with the message, “Thought I’d share another, Yup we love being apart @nbcdays )) We’re all smiling, laughing and having a ball !;)))#days50 , #Grateful everyday”

What do you think of seeing so many of your favorites in the photo? Who are you most excited to see in the picture? Are you ready for DAYS 50 coming this fall? Comment below!

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Aden
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Aden

Rory SO needs a spin off called Daze of Our Lives!!!!!!! There’s your target demographic NBC!!!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Rory is such a fascinating character, as is Bev. Alison Paige plays Bev on DAYS, and she’s fantastic.

I wish GH would secure this talented actress, and have Alison take over the role of Kiki Jerome. Kiki must be recasted ASAP! Alison Paige would be perfect for the role.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

This picture illustrates the excitement and electricity in the air at DOOL. The cast evidently has a fondness for one another.

Seeing Galen Gering makes me beseech the writers: please include storyline for Rafe. Please give him something to do already!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

All in good time. Gabby will return, and it’s rumored that the A. Martinez character will be Rafe & Gabby’s father. Perhaps, there’s truth to that rumor. Otherwise, there always seems to be this hotness and chemistry that remains between Rafe & Kate!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Great to hear, Jeremy! Thanks!

MeganLA
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MeganLA

If that’s the Days we’ll get to see after August, I’m finally done with this show!!! Not interested in the “big stars” from the 80s and I don’t know anyone in the key demos who is. There are enough vets on the show that just have to be used the right way, we don’t need any more of them. I’ve been watching since 2010 for Will and Sonny, and now Paul and Sonny. The new writers have no clue what younger viewers want to see, so they’re throwing the most successful storyline under the bus. Incredible ignorance!!

Beth McKamy
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Beth McKamy

What exactly do younger viewers want to see? How are they throwing the Sonny/Will/Paul storyline under the bus? It’s front and center. What more do you want? The younger viewers are not the only demographics that soaps need to please. I am a longtime viewer of DAYS (since episode one) and I AM a KEY DEMO regardless of what you believe! You are already talking about bailing on the show if in your words DAYS brings back the big stars of the 80’s. First, do you even know who the big stars on DAYS were in the 80’s? Evidently you… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Beth, I hope all your DAYS dreams come true. Have a happy 50th anniversary!!!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

This is an anniversary year, of course they are going to revisit the past and the rich history of the show- that is what anniversary years are about. I seriously doubt that means they are going to dump all their present day characters and stories. There should be room for the new and old on this year to celebrate all things DAYS.

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

Its just all in celebration of the shows 50th…like a family reunion!…its not like the show is dropping the Will/Sonny/Paul characters and replacing them with former stars…most are making guests appearances…Days isnt abandoning the storyline but Freddie Smith is leaving his role as Sonny so they either will take it in a different direction or recast Sonny…the Will/Sonny/Paul triangle is a good storyline but it isnt the only one…Days isnt just about those three characters…its about multiple characters of different generations…if you just want youth the Disney and Nick channels is the best place to tune in!!! Just a friendly… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

You just threw everyone pictured under the bus. Then you ran over them and the viewers of the 80’s.

There is plenty room for everyone. This is just a picture of performers on that particular work day.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

2010??? The show started in 1965…50 years of viewers passing the show down to viewers..You started watching FIVE…FIVE…FIVE years ago. How on earth do you know what viewers want to see?? Though this may come as a surprise..not all young viewers want to see that relationship played out..luckily they let it play out and didn’t listen to people like you…you like that story and want to see more of them..more what?? What more stories like that?? Think before you type.

Marie
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Marie

So happy to finally see Days doing what they did best, utilize all cast members. Glad to see Patch, Tony/Andre, Shawn all coming back. Those were the Days of great story lines not focused on one demographic but all. Condos to the new writers if this is the way they are heading. Also Rafe needs a story line. The old writers buried him and now it is his turn to shine once again.

Adam
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Adam

Where is Bo Brady? They need him in all of this – I like that DAYS is going back to the 80’s cast, back then it was awesome. They need the original Roman Brady played by Wayne Northrop as well as LeAnn Hunley who played Anna DiMera, she was awesome on the show.

Patrick
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Patrick

Leann Hunley is needed…

Abe, Roman, Clyde, Stefano, Victor, John

need we say more

plus all the femme fatale… she musters

EVERY one would be flirting with her

she ACTS plus

Patrick
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Patrick

ok… plus… Thaao Penghlis… and A Martinez

“I love Anna DiMera”

Patrick
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Patrick

OK

I’ve just seen this !

Daniel Cosgrove’ Aiden is so sexy

LOL

Patrick
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Patrick

Jason Cook
Galen Gerring
Stephen Nichols

“Women”

of DAYS

“Love”

i’m in love

damien
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damien

i heart shawn d!!!
hope he sticks around. he s the cutest!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

not with standing… the obvious : he’s HOT

how can one be so …. ethereal

having all the qualities of dreamland… nonstop

DAYS: PLEASE… keep him

blake
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blake

lol so cool! I can’t wait to see the new stories starting in August

Kat
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Kat

Can’t wait for August! Seeing all these faces together makes me happy!

janet
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janet

Haven’t watched the show in years. will watch the anniversary returns of all those pictured and Bo. looking out for a hero. Plus Anna De Mira yea. Would also love to see Eugene, and as someone said Roman.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I would enjoy seeing Louise Sorel back!

Barbara Vanagas
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Barbara Vanagas

Bring the old timers. Everybody work we gotta save DAYS

kelly
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kelly

Thaao Penghlis is back!!!! Now please DOOL, give him a good storyline.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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