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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: “As The Teeth Fly”

Friday’s episode of the weeklong wedding event of DAYS supercouple John and Marlena brought with it an oh-so-perfect nod to the show’s history, high camp, drama, outstanding performances, and a major cliffhanger!  What more could any soap fan ask for, right?

We pick up with Sami (Alison Sweeney) who has crashed Jarlena’s nuptials, and seemingly drugged out, telling her mother, Marlena (Deidre Hall) that she cannot marry John (Drake Hogestyn).  Meanwhile, Susan (Stacy Haiduk) reaches into her purse and viewers see she has a gun!  Sami can barely speak, but warns Marlena if she marries John, she is going to die.  In a haze, Sami says she figured out ‘her’ plan, but that “she” got a way.  An upset and desperate, Sami goes through each row of guests looking for the culprit she is speaking of!  When she sees Susan, she screams out:  “It’s you.  You are not going to get away with it.”

Next, Susan and Sami struggle as Marlena yells that she invited Susan to the wedding and for Sami to leave her alone.  However, Sami declares that the woman she is calling “Susan” isn’t Susan!   To prove her point, Sami tears off Susan’s wig in a struggle, and it is revealed that it’s Kristen DiMera!

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Next, in a throwback and nod to the Days of our Lives classic, Kristen and John wedding of the 90’s, Sami hits Kristen in the face and her fake teeth fly across the Horton Town Square and into Marlena’s bouquet.  Marlena is shocked and grossed out.  However, now Kristen grabs her gun and reveals her plans!  Steve (Stephen Nichols) tries to come at her, but backs off when Kirsten retorts:  “Easy, Cyclops.”  She tells Marlena that she survived Marlena “pushing her” out of that tower window a few years ago, and that now she is at the nuptials for payback as she aims the gun at the good doc.  Kristen adds that Marlena she is the worst excuse for a human being.

Next, Kristen’s former love, Brady (Eric Martsolf) steps forward trying to reason with Kristen to put the gun down.  Now, doing a little reverse psychology on her (maybe he learned that from Marlena) he tells his ex-lover that he knows she’s just trying to love herself.  Kristen briefly shows some emotion. but toughens right backup after talking about the child she should have had with Brady blaming Theresa (Jen Lilley).

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Eric (Greg Vaughan) and Brady make their move and grab Kristen, but as they do the gun is tossed to Sami!  Now Kristen wants Sami to kill John.   She even brings up the conference room table sexcapade between Marlena and John, which Sami held against John all those years.  But that doesn’t shake Sami, and nothing does until Kristen reveals that EJ is alive.  Kristen announces that she will gladly take Sami to EJ; all she has to do is shoot John.  Shocked, confused. and not knowing what to do, Sami has the gun pointed in John’s direction, as Eric tries to grab the gun from her …  a shot is fired!

Away from the wedding, there is also major drama going down.  Will (Chandler Massey), who is in tears in the park remembering his wedding day to Sonny… and finally having a major breakthrough with his long bout of amnesia … is found by Sonny (Freddie Smith).  They go to Doug’s Place to help Will calm down.  Sonny knows Will all too well and knows something is bothering him.   Will reveals he remembered their wedding.  Tears well up in Sonny’s eyes as he begs Will to remember more.  Will is seemingly afraid to, and says he just recalls fragments from his past.  He says he has to get back to the wedding because his grandmother is getting married, and he is in love with Paul (Christopher Sean).   Then, Sonny says he was robbed of their past and so was Will, and for him to please stop running from it.

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All of a sudden; a floodgate of memories come to Will.  He remembers that Marlena was his grandmother, not a woman he just met a few months ago.  He remembers his love for Sonny.  He remembers his grandmother, Caroline’s speech at their nuptials. Will then says he remembers coming out, and always wanting his parents to be together, not divorced.  Then to cap it off, Will remembers the birth of his daughter, Arianna, and how he held her for the first time, and he remembers his love for his mother, Sami.  He even remembers Nick Fallon causing him so much trouble.  Finally, he remembers kissing Sonny at their wedding, and now in the present; the two longtime loves finally move in for a kiss.

Once again this episode featured heart-tugging performances by Chandler Masssey and Freddie Smith, and special nods to Stacy Haiduk and Alison Sweeney, who made all of the “crazy” of this episode so soapalicous good. Finally, kudos to head writer Ron Carlivati for delivering another memorable episode and a week’s worth of fun that only he could construct.

So, what did you think of Friday’s episode of DAYS?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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Steven C Cates
Steven C Cates

DAYS is on fire – it’s the only soap I look forward to watching daily (and I’ve tried them all). Ron – keep doing what your doing — I’m hooked!!!

C. Mortarelli
C. Mortarelli

I have been Watching Days since 1964 snd love every achor and actress.Each person has a role to play, and every body on Days should receive
The Academy Award. They all work so well together that even I consider myself to be part of
The Family. With all the shows and talent with other TV Stories, Days is the is best and the only show I will continue to watch

Kim Sheridan
Kim Sheridan

Love love love it.

lieueitak
lieueitak

I’m glad John and Marlena are getting married again, and finally, Brady is interacting with his parents! It’s impossible for me to appreciate fully the nod to Jarlena’s history without Eileen Davidson portraying the roles she made iconic though. I cannot say that I enjoyed the episode or that I am clamoring to see what will happen on the show any time soon, sadly. If anything, it just deepened my feeling that Days is fundamentally missing something when Eileen Davidson is not a part of the show.

Chloe
Chloe

I thought the episode was great but I agree about Eileen. She is, and always will be, Kristen & Susan [& Thomas & Penelope & Sr Mary Moira]. I consider this new one FauxKristen & FauxSusan & hope that in the future, it will turn out that this really wasn’t them but some other wacko pretending to be them. Iconic characters shouldn’t be replaced by other actors. She’s one of a kind, just like Marlena, Sami and John. Having said that, I think Ron & the cast really knocked it out of the ballpark.

Karla SmithRounds
Karla SmithRounds

LET JONH AND MARLENE GET MARRIED THEY DESERVE IT THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH TOO MUCH AND PLEASE PUT CHAD AND ABBY BACK TOGETHER AND YOUR SHOULD HAVE KEPT NICK ON THE SHOW FOR THE BACK STABBING FRIEND GABI

Tim S
Tim S

Wow… it was a great episode! Bravo.. The actress who plays Kristen.. bravo also.

Claudio
Claudio

Wow DAYS is on fire, hopefully the ratings keep going up. I really like Stacy as Kristen and Susan Banks. Kristen is mean mean mean lol.

Melinda
Melinda

Stacy Haiduk was hilarious as Susan, she is a wonderful actress. DOOL is getting really good now, I have been watching DOOL for almost 34 years, and I am enjoying the storylines right now. They need to bring back Louise Sorel again as Vivian Alamain, I miss her so much.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I’am sure Ms. Sorel will be back one of these days. Don’t forget someone brought her back, after Kate shot her, when she sat up , and said YOU!

Suzanne
Suzanne

I have been watching Days since I came to Australia in 1975 its the best i even got foxtell to watch it

Gayle
Gayle

Awesome

Gayle
Gayle

It was a good laugh when the teeth flew across to Marlenas bouquet and Sami was great

Jimh
Jimh

Too bad Marlena didnt have her mouth open and those teeth flew right in perfectly and stuck-lol

Tanya
Tanya

I felt it wasnt even a soap opera with Will remembering. I cried right along with him. Now the other “drama” going on. That is DOOL good stuff.

Samanthaupiter
Samanthaupiter

Yes i like days of our lives

Imran khan
Imran khan

I have been a Days fan since 1992. I love the throwback and this week was amazing. I loved the humor and witty writing. I was sceptical of the Kristen recant, but I think Stacy is a talented actress and fans will love her as Kristen

Blake
Blake

Friday’s episode of Days was pure soap perfection, from beginning to end! I don’t think a soap has been this good since Days was when it had ED’s Kristen, sami and eJ were all on!

Bruce
Bruce

Well done. Clasic soap story. Tears with Will and Sonny. They belong together. Loads of laughter over thre teeth.

blake
blake

Days is truly on fire right now! I dont’ think it’s been this good since 1998!

Momo
Momo

It was great. I was surprised when Kristen was revealed. Loved the teeth landing in Marlena’s bouquet. Ha Ha Flashback!

Can’t wait for more.

Celia
Celia

Ok, so, I am totally confused…I missed two eps and by doing do, I missed A LOT!!
Susan and Kristin are both in Salem? At the same time? Mamma mia!!
I need to watch those missed eps…

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I’d like to address Kristen calling Sammy and E.J soulmates. To me that’s so far from the truth. Sure there was a lot of romance and family drama, but there was also a lot of lies, deception and disloyalties, on both sides. Now take John and Marlena, Steve and Sweetness, Julie and Doug, Jack and Jennifer, Maggie and Mickey. They were and are soulmates. Personally I could care less if E.J ever comes back, and although Belle was really over the top, telling Sammy what a terrible person and sister she is, I agree that she’s more than a little right.

Patrick
Patrick

Stacy Haiduk – “Standing Ovation ” what a coop to watch this woman’ work. as soon as I saw her as Susan… DELIVERY. comedic turn after turn… with all the tragic beats

as Kristen … there’s an assured quality their with “her” presence. BLOWS me away with how on top @DAYS continues… Stacy Haiduk came in and nailed her performance. WOW

in the same breath it has to be mentioned… there is no one… like Eileen Davidson… GOD , how I love her. it is with awe, respect, and admiration that I tip my hat to Ms. Haiduk. GEEZ … tour de force

having seen her reel… and when you have this high drama .. and she’s on top. she kinda reminds me of Dr. Laura Horton… all that presence brimming stewing and wielding all this

WOW – I read your story in the latest SOD issue…. know about your emmy nominated performance @Y&R. you just crossed the line in to the fine art of acting .. it’s your own show

ps: Drake Hogestyn ( John Black ) : LAUD HIM AGAIN. As he’s tormented over his doc… his scenes today 8/29… with daughter Belle. he stirs… sat here crying

Patrick
Patrick

I am SOOOO Happy for Freddie Smith’ Performance !!!!! you need that dance partner to show up… he is being so effective… all the give and take – FINALLY – paying OFF … just have to plug FS Sonny for being there… for – HIS – husband. what a year this has been… ie: Chandler Massey returned this time last year… so to watch this all play out… ON MY DAYS. stunning. you’d never believe how bad GH has been with the return of Jason.. and Drew still not having his memories returned… GH is in shambles. alas, to savor @DAYS… spectacle of dream.. I truly believe @DAYS has their ready arsenol for emmy reel BEST SHOW.

mfarris70
mfarris70

Carlivati at his best! Hopefully the shows will work out their Emmy squabble so DAYS can come collect them all!

Carol
Carol

Love Days keep up the good work. I love Stacy too. Days is the best show on tv. Very exciting to watch.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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