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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Aiden Works For Stefano! Paige Is Murdered! Who's Got Bo?

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Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives was packed with plenty of storylines all with intrigue, as the series begins to kick into high gear under the new head writing regime of Josh Griffith and Dena Higley.

Of note, was a major reveal that looks to be a major setback to Haiden fans, as viewers learned that Aiden Jennings (Daniel Cosgrove) has been working for Stefano DiMera (Joe Mascolo) ever since coming to Salem!  From the conversation the two men had, it looks like Stefano is holding a major secret over Aiden, while Aiden needs money from the Phoenix, and Stefano’s goal was to have Aiden marry Hope (Kristian Alfonso).

But, what does this all mean? That even though Aiden entered into this situation in cahoots with Stefano, that he doesn’t truly and deeply love Hope?  We may soon find out.

Elsewhere, the Necktie Killer struck again! And as expected, poor Paige (True O’Brien) was the next victim! The set-up of this murder does not bode well for already leading suspect Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn), who was seen at Horton Town Square grabbing Paige in an effort to keep her mouth shut about the night she saw him with the first murder victim, Serena Mason (Melissa Archer).  However, Rafe (Galen Gering) saw the whole confrontation, and now Paige is dead.  Sadly, it was JJ (Casey Moss) who found Paige’s lifeless body in the shower in her dorm room.

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And where’s Bo (Peter Reckell)?  Now thanks to Patch (Stephen Nichols), everyone is beginning to question the generic notes and content within them that Bo sent to his family members of his whereabouts.  After discussions with Patch, both Victor (John Aniston) and John (Drake Hogestyn) are also alerted that something is amiss.  Something must have happened to Bo.

Meanwhile, after a conversation with her daughter Ciara (Lauren Boles) in which she gave her mother her blessing to marry Aiden, Hope begins to think about her passionate memories with Bo, and then her passionate moments with Aiden.  Is Hope truly ready to let go of Bo?  If she chooses Aiden, and then realizes Bo has been help captive, what will she do?  The final moments of the episode revealed the face of Peter Reckell, who after more than a three year absence returned to the soap as Bo is in serious and dire straits.   Will Patch find him before it’s too late and bring him back to Salem?

So, what did you think of yesterday’s episode of DAYS?  Who do you think murdered Paige and Serena?  Many are now speculating it’s Ben (Rob Scott Wilson), who has a major axe to grind with Chad.   What did you think of the twist with the Aiden and Stefano connection?  What is going on between these two?  And, who do you think has captured and Bo and is keeping him prisoner?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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

Paige wasnt murdered…it was her identical twin Saige who was killed…this is a nod to the original Salem Strangler storyline when Marlena’s identical twin Samantha was murdered and Roman thought it was Marlena…ok, maybe but it is possible…lol

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

Stephano keeping Bo for his beloved daughter Megan who is also alive and survived being electricuted all those years ago…Aiden is being blackmailed by Steph’ because Aidens wife is alive and locked up in a mental hospital…ok, these are just guesses too…happy 50th Days…i was watching when it all began…lol

AVR44
AVR44

I like your idea of Aidens wife in a mental hospital I would like to add that she is in this hospital with Jennifer’s mom Laura OR Jennifer will be sent to it after Eve drives her crazy.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I like your storylines. Happy Days!

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

Does Aiden have a gambling debt?

Nancy
Nancy

I like the idea of Aiden’s wife locked up as well but then who was it that was shot in Aiden’s house many years ago? The police did find the body of a woman.

janet
janet

getting really good what about the Donovan family what will happen to them will they get to come back it was shane donovan granddaughter paige was part of that family its making more sense this story hope kim & shane will return .

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

I wasn’t expecting Paige to be the next victim – she was so good in the role, really honestly I thought she was. I’m sure her contract was up and maybe she’s just moving on. Poor JJ —I felt badly that he was the one who discovered her. I thought maybe they would find their way back to each other….uh…guess I was wrong on that one.
I still watch the show, it kind of annoys me that in recent episodes they completely took Will, Sonny, Paul and the elusive Derrick off the canvas. It felt to me like they switched horses in mid gear – but I realize they wanted to bring back original characters.

damien
damien

i share both your sentiments! dont care much for sonny and nuwill but do hope paul and especially derrick stick around! derricks too cute not to stick around salem!
as well i also enjoyed the sweet young romance between rough around the edges jj and pretty paige! disappointed that the paige murder wasnt kept secret as it would ve been more suspenseful and also even though it was sad that paige was warming up again to jj before her murder it could ve been amplified a bit more as to devestate jj further! can t wait to see jj fly off the handles!!

Marlene
Marlene

Why do the Directors always pick the wrong one to be murdered off. It should’ve been Kate who actually brought Clyde into this town to cause all this trouble. She indirectly also killed EJ. It is to sad to see a young girl being murdered like that with a tie around her neck. I did not like it one bit. Don’t really know if I will continue to watch now because things like that upset me. Let the creeps suffer, now the innocent. And why is there no episode tonight on youtube. It is becoming too much trouble to watch lately.

Mike
Mike

It bothers me too that the characters involved in the storyline that has earned the show awards, publicity and was easily the most consistently entertaining during these last couple of lean years, are the characters that were pretty instantly put on the back burner (yes, I know Sonny is off the show because his portrayer left). While the new writers have seen fit to try and find other things to do with most of the other characters who have spent the last few months boring us, they can’t even seem to find ANYTHING for Will or Paul to do.

I’m just hoping this is just an issue of bad timing – with Sonny off the canvas, perhaps this is a break for those two characters while the show resets, and then they will be brought back in – but the fact that Sonny leaves and it’s days before we see Paul or Will again – and then, as nothing more than talk-to’s – there was no real follow up or fall out to Sonny leaving for them. It doesn’t bode well.

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

Yes I agree, they really left things “up in the air” for the viewers by not resolving the issues between Sonny, Will, Paul or Derrick. Obviously, Derrick is out of the picture, that wasn’t terribly bright, who the heck would let go of HIM – (lol) – and Will has been reduced to listening to Abigail’s problems. So, I am taking this to mean that the current Writing team just doesn’t care about the gay characters. It really seems that’s how it is – and for right now, they are concentrating on the older characters to honor the 50th Anniversary. That’s fine, but those of us who are newer viewers don’t really care that much about what happened thirty five years ago – let’s just say I’m ambivalent about things right now. Why couldn’t poor Paige just transfer over to College and tell JJ good-bye for now – I didn’t like the murder bit, I didn’t mind it on slutty Serena and her stupid Elephant with the diamonds but the writers should know that the viewers rooted for Paige. The scenes were well acted, and I was crying during the scene with Eve and her young daughter in the morgue….but really, it was depressing and I wasn’t expecting Paige to be a victim, I was hoping for a better outcome, like maybe she would be held by the Drug Dealers and JJ would save her but get wounded in the process – but to just kill off a young girl like that, I didn’t like it. To be honest, I was hoping it would be a hoax that Paige was in on, to throw Clyde’s people off the trail.

kathy
kathy

I’m tired and disappointed in DOOL with all the murders in the last 2 weeks! It’s too much. There has to be another way to have people leave the show. And why are so many leaving at the same time? Is there contract up? I’m not happy seeing these brutal murders on a soap. It’s not fun to watch. I hope this will all stop with Will.

elm51
elm51

i am waiting to see jj & also eve’s reaction to paige’s death – i think we may see some emmy worthy scenes from both of them………………….

Mo
Mo

I really don’t like that they killed Paige. Why? Granted, her storyline lately hadn’t been that good, but the writers are to blame. Sad that Eve’s daughter is dead. They could have sent her Stanford rather than killed her.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Sad about Paige’s demise, but I love a good murder mystery. I think it’s Ben trying to frame Chad, but maybe that’s too obvious. I wish they hadn’t made Aiden a bad guy, but it is a good twist. Loving Days.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am so sorry that Paige got it so soon. I enjoyed True O’Brien. I think she did a fine job with what she was given. She was wonderful when she let Eve have it. I wish her much success in her future career.

Ben as the murderer? That thought crossed my mind. I hope not because I like him too. I wonder if Clyde isn’t behind the murders to frame Chad and get him out of Ben and Abigail’s world.

Ray
Ray

It was amazing. I hope to see Kristian Alfonso’s name in the Best Actress category this year at the Emmy’s. Kate Mansi is doing an incredible job. I think the fans are too hard on Ben. If someone’s fiance is sneaking around sneaking someone else, wouldn’t you be angry too? I was surprised Aiden works for Stefano.

DOOL is back to being “must watch” TV. If it has been a few years since you have watched, now is the time. Patch, Kayla, Hope, Bo, Marlena and John are back in the forefront.

Dottie
Dottie

All I know is that it was NOT Chad. Days is amazing again!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I felt Eve’s pain….literally. No one could have carried the scene in the morgue better. My heart broke into a million pieces.
If what Kassie did is not Emmy-worthy, I don’t know what is!

Patrick
Patrick

this is going to crush ….. spiral Eve and even JJ mindset

if Paige is the next victim

even I don’t want this… and truthfully

it’s because I love Kassie DePaiva’ acting… and there were some scenes in which she and True O’Brien riveted me… and I so wanted the Donovan Women to flesh out… and bring their game on… in Salem

Eve’, very core and or epicenter is going to shake and rock all that Eve thinks

Her whole life is going to be in tatters

i’m about 4-5 days behind…

ps: if this is not made public yet… at least on here… but I read in SOD… that … A Martinez (Eduardo) is Eve’ ex-husband, could he have been Paige Father?

ie: back to the loss of a child… I’d die

Sincerely and best wishes to True O’Brien : she came on like gangbusters and a real trooper in the end zone… showed us her best stuff…. and yes folks… writing and bad production value do inhibit a character. my bad.. we all know that.

back to Kassie DePaiva : (DAYS production : w/Writing) this is thee opportune time to steer Eve AWAY from the utter nonsense with Jennifer… just lame uninteresting characters together? what’s the point now ? just because 30 plus years ago they hated each other in high school… bitter rivals… the good girl vs the bad girl.

pit Eve with Justin
pit Eve with Rafe
pit Eve with Eduardo as played by A. Martinez

PLEASE …. there’s so much potential to finally and at last tap in to what’s kept Kassie DePaiva at the top of her game

mrsnoahdrake
mrsnoahdrake

A. Martinzez is Rafe’s father. From the spoilers I have read, Camila Banus (Gabi) is back only for a short run and she may also be a murder victim. But I guess it’s possible that Eduardo is Paige’s dad. I had hoped that they would have Billy Warlock back as Frankie and make him Paige’s dad. That would really fuel the Eve/ Jennifer rivalry, especially if he got back together with Jennifer.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You inspire me, my dear, dear Patrick. I don’t know what else to add to your heartfelt, almost eulogy-like comment. You said it all. You are the best, my friend!

blake
blake

I agree. Kassie is so good in scenes like that. I want to see her play Eve with more heart and not with the writers trying to make her the next Kristen.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Absolutely, blake. I have been saying the same thing forever. It is a shame what they did to this actress. I wish Eve and Paige would have reconciled before the writers decided to kill her. It was a terrible way to end the most beautiful love one could ever experience…….that is, the love between a mother and child.
I was among many to repudiate what Eve did and I called the writers on it. This storyline of deceipt and betrayal should have never been visited….not like that.
I lost a child just a few years ago….just before his second birthday….so, this story is close to home. The poignancy of the entire scene was devastating. As Jimh said, too hard to watch, as he and I are in the same boat.
Where can this story go? All TPTB will worry about is blaming Chad for everything with their stupid, Mickey Mouse clues. Will they pay attention to Eve? Will they, at least, take the opportunity to redeem her? I would think that a class act such as Kassie, beautiful and talented deserves more than what she has been given.

blake
blake

CeeCee I just watched today’s show 9/10 and I was disappointed to say the least. Especially what Eve did at the end of the episode.

blake
blake

I’m sorry about your loss! And I thought that scene was hard to watch also.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@blake.
Thank you, Blake.

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

She was great…almost too hard to watch!!!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

You are so right. Kassie DePaiva is amazing. I imagine we will see several episodes highlighting her as the totally devastated, broken, grieving mother. At least, I hope that is what was written. Kassie can definitely knock those types of scenes out of the park.

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

Yes, boy my heart broke for her in those scenes, she did them extremely well, Kassie DePaiva really shown in that morgue scene, crying and telling Paige over and over that she was sorry. It was the most empathy I’ve had for the character of Eve since Kassie brought her version of the character to the canvas.

Kathy
Kathy

I agree. I cried my eyes our Friday watching Eve.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Kathy….right? We can’t help but cry , as humans with a heart……especially those of us who are parents. It gives the emotion of sorrow so much more meaning.

Brian
Brian

I think that we will have a lot of surprise exits with these murders from the serial killer. This will give Days actors a chance to really showcase their talents. Kassie DPV is going to rock her scenes with Paige’s murder. I can’t wait until Bo is rescued by Steve and John and brought back home. Hopefully before she marries Aiden.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

While I do not believe that Chad is the murder, I am just going to say that they better not waste the talents of Billy Flynn by doing this to his character.

blake
blake

I noticed that Chad told Brady today that he got drunk quicker than he thought. I’m thinking someone has been putting something in Chad’s drinks, at the club and his home. Clyde was by the bar when Chad and Serena were drinking.

CeeCee
CeeCee

That is exactly my thought, as well, blake. I don’t get it. It has to be more than just for Clyde getting Chad out of Abby’s life. So many conflicting scenarios. Hard to follow sometimes.
What if Paige isn’t really dead? If you recall, Clyde killed EJ too. What if Clyde has them all in one place, alive? Morbid thought, but, far-fetched ‘drama’ has been a staple of Days. ….such as, a demonized Marlena? LOL. Later.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

What a wonderful surprise if TPTB were able to get James Scott to reprise his role as EJ just for this anniversary and be involved in this story somehow.

I guess it will depend on whether TPTB want to keep Clyde on the show. Up until now they have steered clear of making him completely reprehensible.

I still say they better NOT waste Billy Flynn. He is good to look at AND can act. They just need to pair him with a firecracker instead of boring Abby.

Kathy
Kathy

I noticed the evil stare from Clyde in the back ground. Clyde wants Chad out of the picture. I liked Clyde but he has turned so evil as of late. He has turned mean like Luke on GH did. He has an agenda.I think he killed Paige to scare JJ. Evil Eve caused Paige’s death because she rare out JJ and then Clyde got involved. So the dope dealer, whats his name, was killed by Clyde …Clyde is too mean to be murdered.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I love Chad, Chrystie….brooding and gorgeous. Nice derrière, too…LOL….He will emerge the hero, but please not wit Abby. Jezebel is now reprising the role of the good, little, virginal girl? How soon we forget, right?
I hope Billy Flynn is here to stay. I find him to be one of the most enigmatic actors on soaps. Imagine him with Theresa. I know, I know, I’m pushing Theresa on every potentially good-for-her guy….LOL. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to stomach Brady. He should get a role befitting his age, for once!! Later.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Kathy.
Hi, Kathy.
I agree. Except that I’ve never liked Clyde. There was always a sinister air about him.

KMB
KMB

CeeCee I started watching Days for the first time ever because I love Stephen Nichols. I must say after watching for a few days another guy has also caught my eye. Billy Fynn as Chad. Talented and very sexy! 🙂

CeeCee
CeeCee

@KMB.
Hi.
You got good taste in men, there, KMB….lol

Rob
Rob

After watching a handful of episodes Im hooked.

Now I have to decide what comes off the DVR: YR, BB or GH

Kathy
Kathy

Pick YR or BB.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

DAYS and Pepsi & popcorn!

The only bad thing about DAYS being so good is I don’t like Diet Pepsi and I love lots of butter on my popcorn!!!

DAYS is thrilling!!!!!

blake
blake

I figured out that it was either Paige’s last day or coming close because of how emotional she was when she and Casey (JJ) had their last scene. you could see it in her eyes that whole episode. And after she kissed Casey he had a hard time looking at her. I know they are acting but that’s the feeling I was getting.

Also I just found out that True (Paige) is dating Casey in real life. I think that is great. I wish them all the best.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

That’s sweet. They did make a cute couple, although they bored me because of Eve’s meddling. I would have liked to have seen them move to California together.

CeeCee
CeeCee

It is very hard, even when acting, for actors to hide their feelings, blake. I actually noticed the emotional struggle in her eyes, as well. I really don’t like what the writers did. I still have that nagging suspicion Paige will be back, somehow.

mike
mike

I hope this does not mean Kassie DePaiva will be exiting soon. Without her daughter her story possibilities are very limited. She has been great in the role, would hate to see her go.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

I don’t see it. I see her rising from the ashes like a Phoenix. Haven’t they been testing her with different men, moving her away from Eric? Sorry I haven’t watched in a few weeks.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree. I bet Kassie will go through the change of her life. A rebirth, if you will. I can’t wait!….
The mere mention of Eric sends me into a tizzy. I have read enough of the tortured, Heathcliff-type self-piteous, cry me a river countenance of his to last me a lifetime. He is not a young boy coming into manhood, for Petey’s sake. One would think that having finished his seminary education…one of the highest degrees a body can achieve….., he would have a hold of his inner self and be a man. Get a grip. I know for a fact how rigorous reaching Catholic priesthood is. This is another reason some of these storylines leave a bitter taste in my mouth. Eric is not just a priest, but a man of the world. The only thing I can say is the guilt he feels. However, not a good enough reason for me. And while I understand that he is human, with everything attached to that word, he should be past that….I guess the priesthood was not the vocation for him because these demons he’s fighting cannot just magically appear. They must have been dormant within his essence for decades. He has been acting like a young boy on the throes of first love with both Nicole and Serena since his return. He should have been wise to the wiles of certain women….Amazing!! It goes much deeper than that? How will he overcome his self-loathing? I pity his predicament. HERE’S a storyline for the writers to explore !!!! LOL.

Rj
Rj

Like the Aiden/Stefano twist, but not thrilled about the murders. I realize they had to do this to clear house, make way for the vets coming back, and keep everyone guessing about who the murderer is, but I will be glad when these murders are past, and they start the new storylines with the vets. Glad to see Patch on, and look forward to seeing him with Bo. Will be glad to see Kayla/Patch, Hope/Bo – when I see them on the screen, I feel the familiarity and comfort of the past and think this is the Days I remember and want to see. The scenes with Patch and Victor were good. Both of them bring such presence, weight, and strength to the show. I do have to admit that the chemistry between Aiden/Hope grew. The recent scenes with them were good. Sorry to see Aiden leave. With that said, look forward to seeing the return of Days.

Kelly
Kelly

I think one of the reasons they came up with the serial killer story was to provide an end to Bo Brady. Since DOOL films 6 months in advance Peter Reckell has now left the building. Peter only agreed to come back short term because he doesn’t like the way Bo was written off last time he left. That’s why I think the writers are starting up with Hope and Rafe.

Mo
Mo

JJ totally compromised the crime scene. Then allowing Eve to see Paige and hold her, presumably before an autopsy had been done was another procedural mistake. Granted Days is real-life, but at least TRY to follow protocol. Paige was lucky she had her own private bathroom at college.

Peggy
Peggy

Like the way it’s going. Sorry to see Paige go, did she really go or was it a look alike?

Linda Thomas
Linda Thomas

OMG eve I felt her pain jj thinks Clyde kill Paige I think adien is the killer Ben was at home with abby if Xander wasn’t locked up that would be great exit for him

Kelly
Kelly

Clyde killing Paige would be too predictable.

Kathy
Kathy

Yea maybe clyde too predictable.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

I didn’t enjoy Peter Reckell’s scenes in prison as Bo. However the rest of the episode was A+ Excellent!

Poor Paige got the axe (or rather the necktie)! Good performance by True in the park scene with JJ. Nice goodbye kiss and I don’t hate you scene. So at least she and JJ made peace. Expected an excellent performance from Kassie DePavia when Eve got the news of Paige’s death. Kassie did NOT disappoint! During the morgue scene involving Eve with Paige’s body it brought back memories of Sami with EJ’s body after his death. You know you are about to witness a great performance.

As for Aiden, I had thought he was secretly working for Stefano when Aiden started making those mysterious phone calls. At this point it is OVER between Hope and Aiden before she finds out about Aiden. Chances are Stefano is behind Bo’s disappearance. That means Aiden knowingly or unknowingly aided (what a play on words: Aiden aided) the separation of Bo from his family! Hope would NEVER — I don’t like using the word forgive here because forgiveness is a command. So let me say it this way: It is a permanent deal breaker with NO going back! There needs to be a word that represents that but does not carry the context of holding a grudge that is usually associated with unforgiveness. Some things are unforgivable but you forgive because it is right to do so, but you move on from it with no going back. Even before Hope finds out about Aiden, we are there unless the writers screwed up.

Since Bo is going to die, enter Rafe to pick up the pieces of Hope and Ciara’s lives and in the process make a life for himself. I am all for this turn of events for Hope, Ciara and Rafe. He needs a life beyond police work. Hope and Ciara need Rafe!

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Before the Eve-JJ hook up, Paige and JJ were a nice couple. The writers and/or producers messed it up by having JJ sleep with Paige’s mother. This is probably why Paige was killed off. There was NO GOING BACK on Paige-JJ as a couple. Hope Days learns a lesson from this fiasco and not mess up a good thing again!

They had already messed up Will and Gabi by making Will Horton gay. That was strike one. Ruining Paige and JJ was strike two. Don’t go there again and get strike three. Learn!!!!!

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

I think they could have gotten past the affair and had JJ and Paige a couple if JJ rescued Paige from Kyle’s nonsense. Even so, they were nice, but extremely boring. Maybe if they were allowed to have a relationship without Eve’s interference I could have gotten behind it.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

I’ve read other reports that JJ and Paige were boring. I never understood why persons thought so. What was so boring? What did you expect from the relationship that you didn’t see from them?

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

When I said no going back I wasn’t talking about for the characters’ sake, I meant for the viewers. That was awful! I know it has happened on that show before but back then there was no social media! Viewers talked about the “scandal” of Addie Horton marrying her daughter’s (Julie’s) boyfriend (Doug). Had there been social media back in the day Hope may never have been born!

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Saw Thursday’s episode. Still not enjoying Bo in captivity. At this point they could kill him in prison and let Patch find and retrieve Bo’s body. That would be good enough for me. Get it over with.

Sometimes when you know the behind-the-scenes information about actors who play characters it kills story because it makes the fiction harder to believe. It becomes like what happened when Toto pulled back the curtain on the wizard in The Wizard of Oz! You know when that curtain is opened the “show” is over!

Right now I feel like the curtain has been pulled back on Peter Reckell. I see him pushing buttons and pulling leavers, doing his acting thing, but the show is over. Time to wrap it up!

Ethel
Ethel

I think the killer is Clyde.he don’t like Chad so he’s going to blackmail him.to protect his poor lol boy Ben.

mark
mark

thank god paige is gone!

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

Mark honestly that’s just awful to say, they could have just gone off to
College.

sheryl
sheryl

Kassie did an excellent performance as eve she deserve an emmy True will be missed she is a fantastic actress too. Clyde killed her so Ben can be with Abagail .

Ghlover
Ghlover

I think in the end, Jen wil’ be the killer!!

lynn
lynn

Hell Stefano might be the killer just to hurt chad

CeeCee
CeeCee

HaHa. That’s so funny, Ghlover. I wish I could see Jen’s pretty smile once in a while instead of that startled look all the time.

lynn
lynn

It’s a soap opera Clyde couldn’t killed Paige to set up Chad not to scare jj but to help his son in his sick twisted way

lynn
lynn

Oh yes I believe Chad is being drugged Clyde got that doctor to falsify the pregnancy results for Abby he could get his hands on some powerful drugs no problem

Kathy
Kathy

It is possible. Clyde is very evil.

CeeCee
CeeCee

He’s a drug dealer, so yes, that is exactly what happened. Clyde seems to be everywhere and in everyone’s business. He’s magical.

lynn
lynn

And I really would be glad when the men stop being such push overs and wimps I hate Daniel with Nicole I hope him and Jennifer get back together Nicole has been with every man oh the show my goodness except Xander I hate how Victor treats him

Kathy
Kathy

I hate how Victor treats Xander too. I think Xander should stay.

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

Maybe Hope’s bratty daughter is the killer, she’s been getting into Aiden’s ties lately.

We really don’t know who the killer could be, my guess is it’s Aiden and then he will be off to prison and I guess Hope will be back with her Bo.

Evidently, most of us think it’s too obvious that it is Clyde, we know it’s not Chad, and somehow, I don’t think it’s Ben although they could use that old line “the apple didn’t fall far from the tree” since he is Clyde’s son.

christine
christine

I think it was clyde he already threated jj if he told anybody what he was doing being involved with drugs and selling them

CeeCee
CeeCee

I think the writers are throwing suspicion on Aidan, Clyde and Stefano. So amateurish….so classic soap. Aidan seems to be under both Clyde’s and Stefano’s thumb. Doesn’t make any sense, but Days is keeping me entertained so far, more so than the others. It is moving at a faster clip.

Annie
Annie

I have benn watching days of our lives for years and I find it hard to take that they keep changing everything And everybody! Ii dint think that they should have killed off Paige and I think this will effect the ratings alot! Are they the same producers and writers as Grey’s Anatomy? Killing off everyone at one time……verry disapointed fan!

KathyB
KathyB

I find it strange that, other than Eve and JJ, no one was shown to be upset about Paige’s death. Jennifer, Abigail, Kayla, Daniel? They didn’t even mention it.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I noticed that too, Kathy. I guess the writers regarded the character inconsequential….like a prop. Sad!

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DAYS Promo: What’s Going To Happen At Jarlena’s Wedding Anniversary Shindig?

Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, prepare for drama, drama, and more drama! From the looks of the latest promo for the NBC soap opera, the action takes place at Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) surprise one-year wedding anniversary soirée, where things could take a deadly turn!

But with the Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) masquerading as “Nicole” plot reaching new heights, Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) and Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) back in Salem, and the promo telling viewers “For one guest, the party, is over” followed by Sonny (Freddie Smith) yelling, “She’s got a gun!” and Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) ending line, “Oh, my God!” there is plenty to conjecture.

Also seen in the teaser is Kate (Lauren Koslow) trying to rip off the face of Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), and Stefan (Brandon Barash) and Gabi (Camila Banus) getting hot and heavy and Eric (Greg Vaughan) yelling, “No!”

So, check out the promo below and then let us know via the comment section below, what you think is about to go down at Jarlena’s party, where last August at their nuptials … things did not go off without a hitch, either!

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DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Eric Martsolf Talk Kristen & Brady’s Twisted Relationship : The Mask, The Deception, The Sex

Last week on Days of our Lives, Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) was able to get the man she craves in between the sheets.  So, just how did that happen when Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) had no idea she was alive?  Well … he still doesn’t, really.  You see, Kristen returned to Salem disguised as another ex flame of Brady’s, Nicole Walker (who everyone believed died in the warehouse explosion).  And Kristen has been parading around town donning an incredible likeness of Nicole’s face – via a prosthetic mask – and some other tricks to sound and look just like her!

Kristen’s goal is to infiltrate Salem, remind Brady of the love and passion they shared, take over DiMera Enterprises, and who knows what else!  And everyone who stands in her way, better watch out as we have seen! We are speaking to you (the late) Ted, and (once kidnapped) Kate, et al.

Fans of the NBC daytime drama series have followed the tortured relationship between Kristen and Brady for years and through many plots; Kristen was first played and brought to life by Eileen Davidson, and for well over a year now by Stacy Haiduk.  Not only has Haiduk reprised the role of a frustrated, vengeful Kristen, she is also playing at times multiple roles: the wacky and often misunderstood, Susan Banks, Kristen playing Susan, or Kristen pretending to be Sister Mary Moira.

As for Daytime Emmy winner, Eric Martsolf, this latest story arc puts him front and center as viewers watch to see if what Brady senses, and the clues, and the feelings he is having, bring him to the conclusion that he has been duped by Kristen, and that her horrendous scheme – pretending to be Nicole (Arianne Zucker), and dumping Nicole’s longtime love Eric (Greg Vaughan) to be with him have a result that is unexpected or catastrophic!

Michael Fairman TV sat down with Stacy and Eric for this conversation about: all the plot twists, and playing the drama and the humor of the situations they find themselves in as actors in a wild story that only head writer Ron Carlivati could pen and keep the audience on the edge of their seats in the process. Check out this oh-so-fun, direct, and enlightening chat with two of DAYS most shining stars.

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Eric, what has it been like working in this part of your storyline; where there’s the character of Kristen in its many forms: Arianne Zucker playing “Nicole” (but it’s really Kristen), Kristen as Susan, and the real Kristen, etc?

ERIC:  It’s been a nightmare Michael.  (Laughs)  I don’t know who I’m sleeping with anymore.  I’m at the point where I go home at night, and I just tug on my wife’s cheek just to make sure that she is not my ex-girlfriend from high school.

When you first heard of this storyline, and that it was going to facilitate how Arianne was going to come back to the show… and that it was supposed to be Kristen in a Nicole Walker prosthetic mask with a voice alternator, what went through your mind?

ERIC:  I think in the back of Ron’s Carlivati’s (head writer, DAYS) mind, he was thinking to himself, “This dude started his soap career on Passions, he’s okay with this kind of thing,” and honestly, nothing surprises me anymore.  When you’re thrown into that supernatural, crazy reality, doesn’t-live-here sort of atmosphere for you first soap gig, you don’t sweat a mask and a voice modulator.  That’s just par for the course.  My biggest problem was the body thing … that Brady is not able to distinguish one body from the other, because I would as Eric.  My God, I know every inch of my wife’s body.  So, it’s difficult to get my head around that, but at the same time, I’m going with the whole “love is blind” thing here. (Laughs)

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(Laughs) I was going just going to say that Brady would absolutely know Kristen’s body from how passionate their relationship has been in the past, as well, he would Nicole’s body from his relationship with her.

ERIC:  Since Kristen did finally just succeed – let’s use the word in “seducing” him, and using her wonderful feminine wiles as only Kristen has to get Brady in to bed, there was also another twist.  What plays after that is that he notices the tattoo that’s been removed, and she plays it off as scarring from the fire.  What’s going through his mind as he is making love to Nicole is a “Kristen train”.  He can’t get Kristen out of his mind, and the guilt that he feels about that is horrendous.

Right! Brady is thinking: “Why am I feeling this when I am supposed to be with Nicole!?”

ERIC:  Right!  Brady has been waiting for a relationship for God knows how many years now – at least a successful one.  He is so eager to have this work, even though he has been concerned about how Eric (Greg Vaughan) would feel about this.  In Brady’s mind, Eric is done with Nicole.  He’s good.  He loves Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  This is fair game.  Brady and Nicole have always been close … they’ve been close before … so, for him, it’s, why not give it a fair try?   However, he finds himself now thinking about another woman the whole time.  That’s rough.

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Do you think in the back of his mind, that this whole time, he possibly knew that “Nicole” was Kristen?

ERIC:  Well, you just have to wait.  There will be a reveal eventually, obviously, but until then, let the games play on.

So, once Brady and “Nicole” have sex, he keeps thinking about Kristen?

ERIC:  Constantly!  She just plagues his mind.  I think he’s realizing that his affection for Kristen is anything but dead and is very alive, and I think this is Kristen’s master plan from the very beginning.  She knows that she pervades his soul, and once she does reveal herself, I would guess he would probably be surprised, maybe a little angry, but in the end … you can’t deny what your heart and your body wants, right?

One of my favorite recent scenes had Brady half-naked and Kristen as Susan getting into his room, because she was looking for the MIA Nicole mask she so desperately needed.  She finds herself gawking and lusting after Brady under her disguise, and he tries to remove himself from the situation and says, “Susan, I’m going to get in the shower…”

ERIC:  Yeah! And, “It’s not going to happen, baby.”

What was that like doing that scene?

STACY:  I loved it!  I thought Eric was brilliant in it.  I watched it, and I thought, “Oh, my God!”  (Laughs) It is one of my all-time favorite scenes.

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ERIC:  Kristen is a tiger.

STACY:  She is a tiger.  She’s got a goal, and she is going to go after that.  She has obstacles that are going to come in-between her goal, but she will go after whatever she wants.

When Stacy comes in to Brady’s room as Susan, were you not laughing?

ERIC: No!  I thought she was hot. (Laughs)

STACY:  He did … he loved it.  You liked me, didn’t you baby? (Laughs)

ERIC:  I don’t think anybody can deny that Stacy Haiduk’s portrayal of Susan Banks is ridiculously good.  Everything from her delivery … to her facial expressions.  I think it is amazing.  I mean, it is corny, and it is fun, and soaps need characters like that once in a while to lighten the load of the heavy dialogue and the drama.  It’s a welcomed addition.  So, I love playing scenes with Susan.

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Eric, you always have been able play the straight-man so well in comedic scenes with impeccable timing,

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STACY:  You’re brilliant, Eric.

ERIC:  You guys are being very nice to me.

STACY:  You are.  I remember on the day how much fun we had, but then, seeing it back and the crap that I was giving you, and just the stuff you were giving back was so beautiful, and innocent, and so alive.  It was so funny.

Does Kristen think that now that she finally got Brady into bed that she won … that she got what she wanted … even if she had to don a “Nicole” mask to do it?

STACY:  Well, no, because she still can’t be really Kristen.  I think she is grateful that she gets to be with him.  That’s one of her biggest goals: to be with Brady and she wants to have him fall back in love with her again.  But for her, now it’s all about, “How do I reveal myself so that he doesn’t get scared away?”  That’s the toughest part for her.  Kristen’s love is so deep that it goes beyond this mask.  So, how is it going to be when he sees her?   Is he going to freak out?  What’s going to happen?

ERIC:  Did you think Kristen would be a little pissed off and think, “Oh my God.  He did go for Nicole?”

STACY:  Yes!  I do, because she’s like, “Finally, I got him!  But wait a minute … did I get him because I was Nicole … or because I was Kristen?”  As Kristen, she always believes there is something deeper between them and a deep connection.  That remains a driving force to her.

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ERIC:  That’s why I love these characters so much, because of you and the history of Kristen with Brady.  She’s always wanted him as much as he has wanted her.  She’s always wanted to be loved.

STACY:  Yes … and very much so.

ERIC:  Kristen had always wanted to be a part of the DiMera Empire, just as Brady has always wanted to be a part of the Kiriakis Empire, and they’ve always wanted love.  They’ve never had it.  They believe in the back of their minds that anything is attainable.  So, I can see why Kristen would just forgo the Nicole disguise and just go, “He wants me.”

STACY:  Kristen wants to believe that Brady knows it.  She says to herself, “He knows it’s me inside and behind the mask.  When he finds out, he will fall back in love with me.”

Now that she actually had sex with Brady, wouldn’t that make Kristen even more insatiable to be with him? Like, “I’ve got to have him!?”

STACY:  The fear is still .. what happens she takes this mask off?  She always says, “I’ll reveal myself, but I have to do it slowly when it is the right time.”  I think there is that built up frustration now for her, absolutely!

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Arianne Zucker really has Stacy’s mannerisms down as Kristen.  It really comes into in scenes where “Nicole” goes off on someone or loses her temper.  Eric, you have worked with Arianne for years on this show.  What do you think about her performances in this storyline?

ERIC:  I have worked with Ari over the years, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  Ari did do her homework.  She did study Stacy’s tape, and she watched her mannerisms, and she took it very seriously.  I know that because she is a hard worker, as much as a goofball as she is, she does work hard, and she wanted it to be good.  I think my favorite parts were the Kristen meltdowns.  You have to understand though; Stacy and Ari get along very well!  They’re kind of two peas in a pod.  So, it wasn’t a big stretch for her to take on how Stacy would play those types of scenes.  They’re both animated, they’re both wild people by nature, and so, it was a good fit.  It was a smart idea from the writers.

STACY:  It was a good fit!

ERIC:  I’ve been out with the two of them, and it’s hard to tell the two of them apart. (Laughs)

STACY:  We are just like two cuddly bunnies.

ERIC:  They’re like flirting with each other, and hugging each other.  You find yourself thinking, “Are they going to start ordering the same food at the same time?  This is getting weird. (Laughs)

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In the recent scene that aired; where Kristen as “Nicole” turns off the light while having sex with Brady, is she worried her plan will now go awry?

STACY:  Yes.  I think she is worried about her body because it is burned.  You know, how they take a tattoo off, and it’s as painful as can be.  Not that I’ve had that done personally.  I like my tats, but I hear it is painful.  So, in the storyline, the burn is that pain that she has and the tattoo. There’s a part of her that thinks,  she has to cover it up, and turn the lights down low.

ERIC:  “Nicole” is sleeping, and Brady is rubbing his hands over her shoulder and touching her body, and as he goes over the burn marks.  He sees a flash of the tattoo!  That is a pivotal moment when he starts to put some pieces together.   He thinks, “Woah! That’s exactly where that tattoo was.”  It’s a slow little rollercoaster ride.

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In the past, Kristen then played by Eileen Davidson, drugged and raped Father Eric.  Stacy, did you ever see that story arc?  Literally the sex scene is playing on the screen at Kristen’s wedding to Brady and then all hell breaks loose.  This to say Kristen is notorious for the ways and the lengths she goes to get her men into bed.

STACY:  Yes! I saw her Eileen do those scenes.

ERIC:  You also saw how close Kristen and Brady were to their dream, to their happiness, their goal, which was they were going to marry each other.  Brady is looking upon his loved ones in this town and thinking, “I know what you all think of her, but I’m going to show you our love on this screen, and once you see the connection that we have here as a couple, you all are going to be convinced that we belong together as well.  This is the happiest day of my life,” and the screen comes up and it’s his brother banging Kristen instead.

Marlena (Deidre Hall) played the wrong DVD!

STACY:  It was so good.  See, I try to find as much info as I can on the character’s past, because all of the time I’m trying to find where these characters have been in their dark and twisted past.

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ERIC:  You’re putting your own stamp on Kristen.  You got a direct call from DAYS casting department, didn’t you … when they were recasting the role?

STACY:  Yes.  You have to understand, I had two really separate characters to play when I was on Y&R.  One was a doctor, and one was this crazy passionate, wild, little minx.

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ERIC:  I will say to find the wild and the beauty in one package is not easy in any town, yet alone Los Angeles.  I’m glad they called you, because you have that.  You have that villainous nature, but you also are able to show a vulnerable side to Kristen that is going to be a lot of fun and interesting to see.

Stacy is one of those people that will leap off of the screen at you and you will remember her.  She is one actress that will have fans talking about their work, like when you played crazy Patty Williams on Y&R.  The audience was on the edge of their seats going, “Oh, my God!  What is Patty going to do next?”

STACY:  I never knew what she was going to do!

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Eric, has Stacy come to you at any point where she been overwhelmed by the task at hand; playing Susan while playing Kristen, etc, and the two of you have a moment where you work through some of the challenges of complex scenes  … and ones where she is playing multiple characters?

ERIC:  We’ve had many moments  to speak of.

STACY:  I always come into Eric’s room, and am like, “I’m scared!”

ERIC:  It’s funny you mention it.  We have had some very emotional scenes, and Stacy – who cares so damn much about this job and portraying this character correctly – that she gets a little overwhelmed, and the material that they give her is overwhelming for any anybody on any level.  I have looked at her in the eyes, and said, “You’ve got this gig.  You are this character.  You are knocking it out of the park.  Just do it.  Just be you.”   I can’t wait for people to see some of the stuff we have shot recently and have been doing.

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Stacy, do you think Kristen can be redeemed? Many characters on daytime … and on DAYS … have done horrible things and later turned over a new leaf.

STACY:  The thing is that villains are bad and all that other crap, but they’ve got a lot of stuff going on inside and insecurities, and they’ve got a heart.  I’m sorry, the villain with a heart of gold, can be very  true.  I never see villains (and I play them a lot) as bad.  You have to find where it comes from … how far does this go … where did that little seed change … and what made them go into the dark, but also, where is the good?  You want to bring the good to it, too.

ERIC:  Let’s face it!  Star Wars is all about Darth Vader and how he became that because it’s intriguing.

Because of the pace in which DAYS tapes its episodes; do the two of you find time to run lines together before you go hit the set?

ERIC:  We are running out of time to run lines.  It’s pretty wild.  Funnily enough, I was recently filming a movie and I was so underwhelmed at the pace of everything.  I’ve gotten so accustomed to moving at this militant style, that as hard as it is, it is preferable to me now.  I almost like it because you don’t have time to overthink what you are going to do, and you end up getting more visceral and natural reactions to the material.  You can overthink a scene, and you can come to a wrong performance that way.  When you burn your fingers on a hot stove, that’s the most natural reaction you are going to get.  You can’t have ten minutes to think about how you are going to scream about that pain.

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But, would you like the pace of shooting the show to be a bit slower?

STACY:  I would like to, but I do think sometimes just jumping in, and going and seeing what happens is great.  I love that.  I do appreciate that.

ERIC:  It’s scary.

STACY:  It is scary.  I would love if we would get to do a rehearsal and then two takes just to see, and then they can mix  together what happens.  Sometimes I am hard on myself as an actress.  I’ve always been.  It’s that jumping in when you only get to do one take.  You have to just give it everything you’ve got.

ERIC:  You can have a second take.  Want me to give you a little secret?  All you have to do is screw up your last line.

STACY:  I can’t do that.   I don’t even need it to be perfect because nothing is perfect.  It doesn’t matter what I’ve done if I sometimes don’t feel it.  I need to feel it when I’m on that set.  I need to feel something because when I shut down, I close myself off.  It’s like an athlete who has just got to  train as hard as they can to reach their goal.

ERIC:  You’re an Olympic swimmer!

STACY:  You’ve got to do it as hard as you can.  You practice, and you practice, and you practice, and you practice, so that when you come to that day, you do the best you can, but sometimes you are disappointed because you didn’t get that one last thing you had hoped for.

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How do you view what happened to Eric with Kristen, who disguised as Nicole, tricked Brady into bed with her?  Some fans commented that that they thought it was akin to a rape.

ERIC:  No, I would disagree with that theory.  I believe there is a high degree of deception in this, but there is a willingness on behalf of Brady.  He’s not drugged.  He’s not being forced to do anything.  Deception, yes.  Rape, no.

Stacy, what do you think?

STACY:  Total deception.  There is no rape.  There is absolutely no rape.  These are willing participants; he just doesn’t know exactly who he is dealing with.

ERIC:  I appreciate the context of how somebody could construe that, and the seriousness of the matter.  I don’t think it really has a place in this particular storyline.

Do you guys think that Brady and Kristen are each other’s star-crossed lovers in a weird, twisted, bizarre way?

ERIC:  I don’t know.  I think they’re magnetism can’t be denied.  I think the hurdles that they’ve jumped through are astronomical.  Will they end up together in the end?  Who knows!  Will there ever be an end?  Who knows!  It’s definitely been one of, if not the most, in-depth relationships Brady has ever had.

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And intense!

ERIC:  Yeah.  They’ve just gone through so much to be together, and when you do that, anybody who is married knows that, that’s where the good stuff is; the wars that you win together and the battles that you go through.  When you come out of the war, and you’re still together, that’s the bond.  That’s what lasts.

What would Kristen do if she couldn’t have Brady in the end?  Would she find a new obsession?  What if she could not nab her man?

STACY:  Wow!  Hmmm. (Laughs)  She’s going to get her man.  She wants her man.  She wouldn’t settle.  She’d keep fighting.  I would say to her, “Kristen, keep fighting the good fight.”

So, do you think Kristen will reveal herself to Brady sooner than later? Will Brady figure out what Kristen has been doing to get to him?  Will Brady turn Kristen away if he knew she was alive and back in action  … or would he fall back into her arms? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys To Merge Younger Actor & Actress Category Into One As Gender-Inclusive Categories Are On The Rise

The upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmys are already making some changes to key categories and specifically this one that affects daytime drama performers.  Word from Variety is that NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is going to announce that they are combining the Younger Actor and Actress categories into one gender-neutral category

Not only will the Younger performer category be gender-inclusive, but network soap performances will be combined with digital drama series performances for the category.  Previously, for this past Daytime Emmys, NATAS had changed the Guest Performer in a Drama Series to be gender-inclusive.

This category was initially created in 1985 when it was called the Outstanding Ingenue and then from there tweaked into Outstanding Juvenile Female and Male, and more recently that morphed into the Younger Actor and Actress categories.

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Former GH star Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) and former DAYS star, Kyle Pettis (Ex-Theo) will now be the last female and male to win the two separate categories with this new move for 2020.

Fans of film and TV have noticed that on several award shows on MTV: their Movie and TV Awards and their VMA’s, there are several gender-inclusive categories, as well as the Television Critics Association Awards who for instance doles out Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama in comedy.

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