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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ben Recalls The Terror He Caused In The Cabin!

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On Wednesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) has brought Ciara (Victoria Konefal) to a very familiar place to him, the old abandoned cabin in the woods where he had: tied up Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail, where he had traumatized Abigail, and where she had given birth to Thomas, and where he murdered the midwife, Wendy (Denice Duff).  Throughout the episode, Ben flashes back to all those moments in time, and the heinous acts he perpetrated.

For this episode, DAYS re-created these key scenes in Ben and Abigail’s back-story, by having Marci Miller redo the scenes, originally played at the time by Kate Mansi.  Both Wilson and Miller were riveting to watch.

In present time, as Ben tends to Ciara’s wounds, he looks around the cabin and flashes to kidnapping Abigail.  When Ciara finally starts regaining consciousness and starts to moan, it brings back memories of Wendy aiding Abigail in the birth of her son, Thomas.  He recalls murdering Wendy and burying her.  Ben begins to relive more and more moments, and then the horrific time he wanted to set Chad and Abby on fire.  Ben continues to get more beside himself, and begins to pant recalling it all.

Later, Ben is standing in a corner, staring at the flame of the lighter that had been used to start the fire that had nearly killed Chabby. Just then, Ciara wakes up and takes a look at Ben. and she screams,”Oh my God.”

What did you think of the performance of Rob Scott Wilson? What did you think about Marci Miller redoing the scenes originally that aired that were played by Kate Mani? Comment below.

 

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Very impressed by all of these scenes! I’m really glad Robert is back as Ben, he does so much great work since Ben’s had an edge

Jimh
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Days//best soap!….Ben and Ciara are on fire…i do see a killer romance-lol

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I like Robert and I am perfectly fine with Marci playing Abby matter of fact I like her a whole lot better then Kate,not that I hate Kate I just happen to like Marci better,I just wish she would stay.Good Luck Marci in whatever you choose to do

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Did not enjoy the remake of these horrible scenes. The first ones were bad enough, and these, not being actual flashbacks, made it hard to watch. Thank goodness for FF. It was not the same, using Marci Miller, and also Chad with the terrible new beard, he’s been sporting.

Satan
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What makes the flashbacks (real or fake) hard to watch is their insistence of making the flashbacks look and sound like some idiot recorded a video on their cellphone and then played it back on YouTube. I don’t mind if they run the video through some sort of sepia toned filter or whatever it is they do, but for Hell’s sake, leave the audio alone.

Can’t even blame that one on ReRon, because Days was doing this for a couple years before he took over, and it sucked then too.

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Didn’t the cabin in the original story line burn to the ground? I thought it did, but even if the cabin didn’t how did the bed survive and who put fresh linens on it? Of course I haven’t been watching daily lately, so I might have missed that explanation. I’m still not certain that I like this idea of redeeming Ben and then paining with Ciara–Bo was a “rebel” not a killer, so this isn’t quite the same thing as Hope/Bo pairing of the 80’s yet, I do like the actor and if anyone can pull off a convincing transformation-… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Maybe it’s another Dr. Rolf invention? After inventing the drug that brings dead folks back to life, he came up with another formula to reconstitute burned buildings, and make them look exactly like they did before.

Ridiculous?? Of course it is. But then, so is the idea that a serial killer can be “cured”.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I thought it supposedly burned all the way too. Is there a bathroom? Poor Ciara, she can’t just step outdoors, and how about the cute little bedside lamp? Ben must have stopped off at an antique store or yard sale, somewhere out in the boonies, where they are.This whole thing, smells of swiss cheese, and has as many holes.

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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

There has been a casting switcheroo at Days of our Lives.   Precious Way is out in the role of Chanel Dupree and the part had been recast.

Way debuted on-screen back in March of 2021, but now comes word, first via Jason 47’s Facebook page, that Chanel will be played by actress Raven Bowens.

According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Bowens to first air on-screen on the July 6th episode.  Apparently, she has been taping at the DAYS set since April.

Raven has previously appeared on All Rise, Insecure, The New Edition Story and Future Man.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

So, what do you think of the Chantal switch? Comment below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney Previews the New EJami

Coming up on Days of our Lives, Dan Feurerriegel take over the role of EJ DiMera on-screen, and the character is making quite the timely, or untimely return to Salem now that Sami (Alison Sweeney) has been hitting the sheets with her ex-husband, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

Feurerriegel is stepping into the coveted role of EJ made soap-famous by James Scott, who left the series back in 2014 and never returned.

Now the question is can Sweeney and Feurerriegel strike soap gold with their re-imagined duo known as “EJami”?

 

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Alison Sweeney opened up about the casting, working with Dan, and the future of EJami sharing: “To be honest, I was nervous when I heard they were recasting EJ.  That’s a big role to fill, I mean, James Scott was definitely a fan favorite and EJ is such a memorable role in the story and certainly in Sami’s life.”

Sweeney said of sharing scenes with Feurerriegel, “Dan has been fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He clearly understood the importance of the task ahead.”

As for what fans of EJami may be in for, Sweeney noted:  ” I hope those ‘EJami’ fans see the couple they were so connected to, but of course, in a new, different way.”

So will you be giving the new EJami a chance? Looking forward to Dan’s debut, or are you Team Lumi all the way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. But first check out this week’s promo for DAYS.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Opens Up To Maurice Benard About His Battle with Addiction on All-New ‘State of Mind’

In a terrific episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) State of Mind You Tube series, the actor welcomes another one of the best actors on daytime, Days of our Lives star Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives).

What made this so compelling was Billy Flynn’s ability to talk openly, frankly, and with great understanding about his battles with addiction which he notes have been alcohol, drugs, and the cycles he has found himself in within his life and how he was able to break free of them, and the work he continues to do to keep him from falling back into them.

Flynn shares how much of his adult life was greatly impacted by his childhood, and explained to Benard, how he acted out when he was younger. He also shares how his addiction caused issues for awhile with his job at Days of our Lives.

This episode is a powerful one to watch for anyone struggling with issues of addiction, dependency, suicide, having problems at work, and trying to not self-destruct, which so many of us do, once we seemingly get what we what or while we are trying to obtain it.

Bravo to Billy and Maurice for bringing this forward and to the audience.

Watch Billy’a visit on State of Mind below, followed by a bonus segment where Flynn asks Benard some ‘hard-hitting’ questions.

What did you think of what Billy shared with Maurice? Comment below.

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