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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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  1. blake

    June 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    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

  2. Jimh

    June 15, 2018 at 6:52 am

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

  3. Carol

    June 15, 2018 at 7:26 am

    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

  4. Violet Lemm

    June 17, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    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

      June 22, 2018 at 7:34 am

      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.

  5. Mary SF

    June 21, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    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- it will be him– time will tell if this will work or not–I’m not convince yet

    • Satan

      June 22, 2018 at 7:37 am

      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

      June 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one of their discussion below. You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

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

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.

 

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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.

 

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