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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Aiden Returns Just as Hope & Rafe Get Closer! Is An Aiden Doppelganger The One Who Tried To Kill His Bride?

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Monday May 9th will be a big episode day on all of your favorite soaps, as the all-important May Sweeps ratings period heats up!

Days of our Lives is set to tell two big stories, one of which has the highly-anticipated on-screen return of Daniel Cosgrove in the role of Aiden Jennings, or is it really Aiden who returns?

Previously, Cosgrove and his then on-screen love interest, Kristian Alfonso  (Hope) became very popular with the fans and were known on social media as “Haiden”.  When Cosgrove’s Aiden was “killed” in a face-off with Hope’s former husband, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell), many fans were very upset,  while on-screen Hope and the town of Salem thought he was a-goner.

As viewers recall, after being blackmailed by Andre DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) because of his huge financial debt, Aiden planned on killing his new wife Hope just after they were married … by strangling her.  Now, DAYS fans saw on the Friday, May 6th episode of the NBC sudser that Aiden shocked Hope by being in her home and telling her he is alive!  The action picks-up Monday in a full-episode centered on the night that Aiden tried to kill Hope, where he tells his wife that he coudln’t go through with killing her, and that when he tried to flee Hope’s house he came face to face with his doppelganger.  Aiden will reveal that Andre was behind the plan, but could the man calling himself “Aiden” be the doppelganger?

Watch the latest promo for Days of our Lives after the jump!  Let us know: Are you glad that Daniel Cosgrove is back, which will certainly throw a wrench into the Hope and Rafe romance?  Do you hate or love the idea of another possible doppelganger story on DAYS about to be unleashed? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Janet Byrnes
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Janet Byrnes

I hope he is telling the truth. I liked Hope with Aiden.I am not thrilled with Hope and Rafe. I don’t hate Rafe, just find him someone else. I liked him with Sammy. Danial Cosgrove can act, and with K A the stage lights up. two talented actors make the stories real. welcome back. I will be watching.

Linda
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Linda

OMG Hope and Aiden totally are Hot together. Aiden just needs to prove to Hope he can be trusted and I see her falling for him. I think she is trying to convince herself she should be with Rafe when she loves Aiden. these 2 have Undeniable chemistry. HAIDEN Forever!!

GB
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GB

doppelganger. on a soap. wow: no-one’s EVER done that before!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

LMAO– love the sarcasm.

Ray
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Ray

I HATE doppelganger SL’s!!! I liked Haiden, & I’m glad to have Cosgrove back but nooooooo!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I like Daniel Cosgrove and am very glad to see him back. I hope he stays.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I love that they have brought back Daniel Cosgrove. He is handsome and talented. Perfect leading man. If Aiden were to reunite with Hope..great. If not, that’s fine too. He can be paired with a broomstick and still have chemistry. He doesn’t have to be tied to Hope. Hope and Rafe are just nauseating. Don’t like them whether Aiden in the mix or not. They look so awkward and the actors just don’t seem into it. Happy Daniel Cosgrove is back!

Fatima Mamun
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Fatima Mamun

Totally happy that Daniel Cosgrove is back!!! He was really undervalued on Days before and I hope they don’t make the same mistake again. He is a leading man and Days should take advantage of that. Hope or no Hope, Aiden is a star in Salem and will be great with whomever he is paired with. Days is very lucky that he agreed to come back. He is a fan favorite and they better not waste a good thing. The show needs viewers tuning in to see great performances and chemistry between couples. Rafe and Hope are not doing it.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t mind the actor coming back and the show undoing Aiden being a madman who would try to kill his wife– but honestly who cares. The show has all but destroyed the character of Hope for me when after Aiden was killed off the first time. She barely had time to process his death when she reunited with Bo, then Bo dies. And although she was only with Bo for like a minute we are supposed to believe she was so upset by his death that she would murdered Stefano in the heat of the moment. Okay maybe that,… Read more »

Fatima Mamun
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Fatima Mamun

I agree with that. Hope has changed for the worse. In some ways, she is worse than Aiden. She killed someone, covered up the murder and then framed Andre. It doesn’t matter why she did it- the writers can’t fix that with a doppelganger. Her relationship with Rafe is not believable either. One minute they’re friends and the next , she is in love with him and wanting to sleep with him. That’s not the Hope I know. The writers have shown no respect for that character and it was all done so Rafe could look better. Hope waited almost… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

what a position for Daniel Cosgrove “Aiden” to be in

he has chemistry…. with two of Days leading characters… Hope and Kayla

YUM

why not revisit with Kayla… if Hope turns him down… or he bides his time and gets to know Kayla

I think the fans would eat this up…

just saying… because of how electric the dynamic , are

lining up for this show

Patrick
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Patrick

I think Daniel Cosgrove is brought back to “salvage” and/or TURN ( in a good way ) what this show needs Kristian Alfonso… is never better… when in love and romance is in her life whew! which is so fine… by me… as we get… one of the “BEST” leading men currently…. he’s dreamy… I mean really I couldn’t believe it… when… in – ONE – room… at the Salem P.D… there’d Aiden, Justin, and Rafe… swoon OK… invite me I’ve posted before… I’d be nutted up… if I had Lost two husbands that quickly… especially when it was so… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I forgot to add… I wonder if Roman, Hope, and Rafe… every discuss their “dirty cop” deeds

here’s hoping that Andre is back in full swing soon… as he brings FUN back to the canvas

it’s some DiMera at the very least

i’m a month behind… dang! I got lost in the dark

missing Chad and Abs

Melanie
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Melanie

I’m thrilled Aiden is back. Didn’t like how the writers left it where everyone believed him to be a monster when he was only trying to protect his son’s life. Any parent would understand that, I think. Now his character can be exonerated. I loved him with Hope. Took a while but I’m starting to like Rafe with Hope now too. She’s been through way too much to start any kind of romantic relationship with anyone. Bo has only been dead for about 6 months. She grieved much longer when he was presumed dead. Would have liked if they had… Read more »

blake
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blake

I hope he’s back for good, Days could really use his talents.

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

I said he had a twin-and such a novel idea-lol

Kim
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Kim

VERY excited to see Aiden /Daniel Cosgrove again! He is a fantastic, subtle, emotional actor and Kristian really does her best work around him. They just have a connection on screen that is rare. Galen and Kristian don’t bring out passion in each other. Rafe should be with a younger character so he can have kids. Hope and Aiden are much better suited for one another.

Fatima Mamun
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Fatima Mamun

Except for Jordan, every woman they have given Rafe is someone else’s LOL. Rafe was mooning over Hope when she was with Aiden and that made him look desperate and kind of perverted. There is something wrong with Rafe in general. None of the women he’s had have worked. Sami was the closest thing to being ok that he’s had. I wish Days would stop trying to force him together with women that most fans want to see with someone else. It doesn’t help him or the show. I don’t see passion in any Rafe and Hope scenes either. Rafe… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Personally I liked Rafe with Carrie. The union didn’t last long but I thought she was best suited for him. There was also a half minute there I thought Rafe might be good with Nicole— speaking of which, they used to best buds but I don’t even recall Rafe making an condolence call to her when Daniel died–oh well, things change I guess.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’ve always said… Hope and Rafe are not… equals… if you will Carrie Brady, outside of Sami… was Rafe best bet TILL Dena Higley… if it’s true… she’s in love with Rafe’alicious… is better off just pairing Rafe back with Kate… till Dena hires a new love interest for Rafe as Kate is not being true to herself… and bedding DOWN with Deimos… course i’m a month behind… so who knows what kate is doing I mean really… If I was Kate and saw Deimos swooning over Nicole.. I’d dump him… and with Aiden back in town I see a… Read more »

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

That’s an interesting comment about the character of Rafe. He’s nice, he’s likeable enough, but I tend to agree with the comment that he’s not terribly dynamic for some reason. But, I’ll take any storyline that doesn’t center around the same old same old re-hashed mush between Steve (“Patch”) and Kayla – please, cannot take anymore.

Ray
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Ray

It would have been so much more believable if they had just chalked up the last 6 months or so as one of Abby’s hallucinations. Then they could have cherry picked what was real & what was not & made Abby’s instability even more frightening than it already is because if she’s literally been in her own head all this time….

But no…They went for the tired…I mean tried & true.

Did I mention above that I HATE doppelganger SL’s???

Yeah, I did. And I do.

damien
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damien

love daniel, aiden
i may give days a shot again after abadoning it

Minnie
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Minnie

Love, Love, Love that Daniel Cosgrove is back! This means I’m coming back too. I was angry with the way they destroyed Aiden and killed him off. Stopped watching after that. I will give Days a chance to redeem themselves with a good story for Aiden and redemption for him too. I really don’t care if he ends up with Hope. I actually think he needs someone younger like Nicole or Chloe. As for Hope and Rafe, KA is just GG’s next victim. He’s never had a successful pairing (somewhat Sami but EJ won) as long as he’s been on… Read more »

Rj
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Rj

Glad to have Daniel back any way they manage the story lines! 🙂

judy
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judy

never liked Aiden and keep Hope and Rafe togther

Rj
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Rj

I like Hope and Rafe too!

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

WHAT!!? An EVIL twin on a Soap Opera? I must say, this show is extremely
innovative, I’ve never heard of such a thing!
I DO like the actor since his days on AMC but the storyline sounds, if you don’t mind me wording it simplistically, stupid.

CindyHaskins
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CindyHaskins

Days rehiring the original Ciara brady and bringing back lauren boles it is never going to happern.also Vivian jovanni is Ciara brady now and it is going to stay that way.

CindyHaskins
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CindyHaskins

Sorry but I don’t miss lauren boles on days or her character of Ciara brady..

CindyHaskins
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CindyHaskins

It is time for all to excepted that Vivian jovanni is Ciara brady now and it is going to stay that way.

GIGI
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GIGI

I Love Sweet Rafe, with Hope!!! All Protective and Loving Man , He is Perfect for Hope!!! Even Bo, Loved Him, I think Hope Love Rage not Aiden. Aiden, can leave and take Chase, with him. He is just not Hopes Type, seems so sneaky and needy, just a fake, !! We were so happy when Rage was With Hope, and even Ciara, Loved Him.. He would do anything for Them, A Good Strong, Caring Hand Smart Man I hope the Writers see this. Hope and Rafe Forever!!! Aiden is wrong for Hope, Let Hope marry Rafe, He will Live… Read more »

GIGI
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GIGI

Sorry but I and my whole Family and Friends, are a Rafe Fan!!! We All Love Rafe Here, He is Handsome and True and Will do Anything for the Woman He Loves!!! Please Give Rafe a Chance, He is the One for Hope and Ciara. They make a Beautiful Family. Ciara will never feel for Aiden, the way she feels for Rafe, plus the fear and hatred she feels for Chase. It will be shown that Aiden, is hiding and plotting things again, with Andre, and now wants Rafe dead. Get rid of Aiden, and Chase. Days was just getting… Read more »

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Chrishell Stause Makes a Return to Days of our Lives

You just never know who you will find in purgatory (ah-hem) on Days of our Lives ! And now, in a surprise return, Chrishell Stause reprises her role of Jordan Ridgeway in all new episodes on the Peacock streaming soap opera.

In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which looks to be heaven, but really is hell in disguise, especially given Marlena’s latest visit with Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), who seemingly reveals herself to be possessed by Satan.

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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Zach Tinker Joins the Cast of CBS ‘Fire Country’

Zach Tinker (Sonny, Days and Fenmore, Y&R) has joined the cast of CBS’ freshmen drama Fire Country.  Primetime viewers previously saw him on the season premiere of ABC’s Big Sky.

According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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The series is centered around young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) who joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region.

Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives WGA Nomination for Daytime Drama Series

UPDATED: On Wednesday, the nominations were unveiled for the 75th annual Writers Guild Awards to be held on Sunday, March 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America East announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022.

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In the category of Daytime Drama, only Days of our Lives was nominated, thus DAYS becomes the automatic winner as the sole nominee.

The nominated and winning DAYS writing team consists of: Head Writer Ron Carlivati; Writers Lorraine Broderick, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock.

DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati shared in a statement: “My team and I are thrilled to be nominated for the 2023 Writers Guild Award for Daytime.  We submitted three scripts from the storyline about Craig’s late-in-life coming out, the impact it had on his wife, Nancy, and of course, his ill-fated romance with the ever-scheming Leo. We felt that these episodes were a good representation of what Days of our Lives does best: high-stakes family drama with a comedic twist.”

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The episodes DAYS submitted for competition were #14320 which aired 4/19/2022, #14321 which aired 4/20/2022 and show #14331 that aired 5/4/2022.  They also featured the disastrous double wedding of Leo and Craig and Xander and Gwen, and its fallout.

To view all the WGA nominees click here.

So, what do you think about DAYS being the only entry and thus becoming the winning writing team at this year’s WGA Awards? What do you think of the storyline chosen to represent the show for competition? Comment below.

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