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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

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This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one and part two and part three of their discussion below.

You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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Angela
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Angela

This is why their fans love them so much!!! The chemistry is just as real off screen as it is on, you can tell they have a genuine caring friendship and it reflects on screen. Appreciate Ron taking time to give some insight into what to expect. Can’t wait til Steve and Kayla reunite! Best acting partnership on daytime.

Side Note: I think soaps could improve viewership if they try the t.v. show Scandal approach to interacting with fans via twitter when the shows are airing.

Patrick
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Patrick

^^^^ “…Steve and Kayla reunite! Best acting partnership ” it’s so good to laugh AND be giddy why notl about LOVE Steve and Kayla… always IN THE KNOW Now .. i’m partial to Kimberly AND Shayne no matter… because .. geez louise… Bo and Hope too !?!? of course Roman AND … shucks ALL the rest of the cast… dag ! writing about Josh Taylor.. well.. I love him currently with Anna. he’s top dog when it comes to offspring tho… Eric, Sami, Carrie. WOAH I will always heart tug… when it comes to Caroline and Shawn… ALL THIS FOR… Read more »

Louie
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Louie

Awesome, can’t wait til Steve/Kayla reunite!! They are my very first couple I fell in love with on soaps. My 80 year old mom still has a mad crush on Patchman and she aint happy about Dimples..lol..Appreciate them and Ron for taking the time to interact and share great information about what to expect coming back. Going to be different, you can see where acting and actor connection is going to be key in stories going forward because the days of sex scenes, kissing, etc are gone for at least the foreseeable future.

Patrick
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Patrick

no matter “how” he turn (s)

from OLTL
from GH
to @DAYS of OUR Lives

RC smile…. sexy charisma…. HIS

Hi Ryan Quan… you guys are the best

MaryJane
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MaryJane

Stayla finally!!!!!! I was born after their initial story took place but, fell in the love with them when I started watching around 2016..they have so much chemistry between them & seem to have a natural flow as if they are truly married. I went back & watched all these old videos they are referencing in this combo & fell more in love with them. Amazing that their chemistry is still so strong after 30+ yrs! Stephen Nichols this year has been AMAZING!! He is showing what a leading man is in daytime tv with this full range on display.… Read more »

Lincoln
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Lincoln

Fans of this show should be grateful to have two good actors and a head writer that engages their fans. Many aren’t this fortunate. I have my issues w/the story arc because I thought it was disrespectful to the fan bases of two 30+ year super couples. But, I have appreciation for the actors & their efforts. I will always support this acting partnership because they are so talented that they can still do any story type & have some of the most amazing chemistry even after 30+ years. Writers should make the Johnson’s a lead family going forward..bring back… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

BEAUTIFUL read – Mary Beth Evans / Stephen Nichols

masterclass

I so agree about them being without offspring… with Kayla and Patch talent

I’m hoping one of the rumour is true… that it’s Tripp who could be the father of Allie !!!!

I LOVED Kayla chemistry with Tripp. let him finish medical school and COME HOME.

Pigeon
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Pigeon

Enjoyed the videos and really appreciate when actors/writers take time to do things like this. RC opened my eyes when he talked about the writing pace as well, I may not be as quick to complain about it was much anymore…Mary Beth Evans and Stephen Nichols are probably two of the most caring people in daytime. Their appreciation for the fans is so amazing. Most importantly, they are such great actors and compliment each other so well, I think that’s why they stay so popular. I’m glad writers put Steve and Kayla back together; hope we get to see more… Read more »

Mary E
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Mary E

These videos have been so entertaining! It’s easy to see the chemistry and connection between the two actors. Just watched the forth installment and the chemistry is off the charts between these two 30+ years later and what is such a testament to them is the breaks they have had in that time. Mary Beth talked about the trust between the actors and that is very apparent. They have stayed so popular with viewers because of that one of a kind chemistry paired w/outstanding acting abilities of the two. Its a shame writers haven’t capitalized more. Thanks again for Ron… Read more »

Tamra
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Tamra

What a great informative video series. Never been a fan of RCs because his over top love of camp but have different view & respect of him now. As for MBE & SN there are just fabulous together!! Loved their funny reviews of previous reunions & love scenes. You can’t help but be pulled in each time they are on screen together.. pure magic.

Heather
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Heather

I can’t say enough good things about the acting partnership of Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans. By themselves they are amazing, but paired together it’s in another world amazing. Having a friendship that is clearly based on trust/respect paired with an out of this world chemistry makes for effortless tv. Whenever, you watch once of their scenes it flows naturally and never seems forced. Hope Ron continues to right good things for them, none of this over the top stop, they have proven continually they can deliver the drama/angst/romance to daytime.

Rene
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Rene

I just rewatched the airport & hotel episodes & these two are amazing together. Enjoyed the you tube videos with Ron too. You could tell his love of the genre. As for SN & MBE there aren’t enough words to describe them as people. It’s my perception that because of same values they have & their friendship it truly adds to the natural chemistry between the two & it comes across on screen.

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Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section below.   

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Greg Vaughan Shares Heartfelt Message On His Days Exit: “It’s With Love, Laughter & Tears Of Joy I Leave You.”

It’s been a rough few weeks for Days of our Lives fans with announcements and news of several key departures of the long-running NBC soap opera.  One of which was its Daytime Emmy-winning star, Greg Vaughan (Eric) revealing during an episode of GH’s Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson’s podcast, That’s Awesome that he was wrapped up his time at DAYS.

Now in a follow-up on Sunday, in his own words, Vaughan took to his Instagram account to share this emotions and thoughts on his departure he has called home since taking over the role of Eric Brady back in 2012.

Greg expressed: “It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU”

No final airdate has been given as to when Vaughan’s last episode will air, but as fans know DAYS has episodes in the bank till October.

Vaughan had been begun filming new episodes of the new season of OWN’s Queen Sugar, when production shutdown due to COVID-19,

So, what did you think of Greg’s message to the cast, crew, producers and fans of Days of our Lives? Will you miss him as Eric? Comment below.

 

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It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU ❤️ 🙏🏻 ❤️

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Victoria Konefal Confirms Her Exit From Days of our Lives

As the rumors circulated they were today proven true.  Victoria Konefal (Ciara) has left Days of our Lives as a full-time cast member with the long-running NBC soap opera.

In a statement to Deadline, Konefal shared: “I cherish every moment I have spent working on Days of Our Lives. It is an honor and a privilege to work in an environment filled with so much talent and passion in every direction. The experience and knowledge I’ve accumulated over the past three years is irreplaceable, and I’m forever grateful for it. I would love the opportunity to continue working with my castmates in the future, but at this time I will not be returning as a full-time cast member. To the cast and crew, it was an absolute pleasure working with you. To the loving and unwaveringly supportive fans, thank you. Thank you for joining me on my journey of finding Ciara Brady. It was a beautiful one. Cheers to some of the best days of my life.”

However with that statement, it does appear Konefal has left the door open for her to return as Ciara in a guest-star type of appearance or in a arc of a storyline- time will tell just how that pans out.

Konefal joined the show as the new Ciara Brady back in 2017, and became popular as part of the tortured duo known as “Cin’ along with Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) who’s on-screen nuptials aired this week on the show.

Since Days taped so far ahead of air before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and has episodes through Mid-October in the can, it would appear Konefal would make her on-screen exit during that time, since she will not be returning to the series, when it begins production again, which is projected to start on September 1st.

Konefal joins the list of departures since the beginning of this year which now include: Casey Moss, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith, Galen Gering, Greg Vaughan and Kristian Alfonso.

So, sad to see Victotia exit as Ciara? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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