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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter 2’: Thomas Banks, Chris Kositchek, and a Prism Make Returns

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On Tuesday’s second episode of the Peacock streaming series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two, the story got more juicy, and the ‘wink-wink nudge-nudges’ to the audience, and comedy bits, more hilarious.

We begin with Eileen Davidson’s OG Kristen DiMera reading a newspaper about seemingly herself winding up in jail. She then meets a handsome stranger at the bar she is at who is a professional poker player, played by Davidson’s real life hubby, Vincent Van Patten (who is also a real-life poker pro).  The guy, who’s name is Phil, tells Kristen that he won a valuable artifact in his game last night. Kristen turns on the seduction and ultimately, gets Phil to take her upstairs to his room.  When he goes to get some “protection” per Kristen’s request, he opens his briefcase, which also reveals a prism.  When he attempts to get cozy with Kristen, she head butts him.  Next, you see Kristen is undressed, revealing … it is not Kristen at all, but Susan Banks and Sister Mary Moira’s brother, Thomas Banks, pretending to be Kristen! Thomas heads out of the room … prism in tow.

Now, if you caught our latest interview with Days of our Lives and Beyond Salem head writer, Ron Carlivati, he shared that the character of Kristen DiMera (played by Stacy Haiduk on the mothership), “Wasn’t exactly available to be floating around the world as she is in Beyond Salem.  So, we knew where Kristen was when we started writing this. You’ll see when she makes her first appearance.  You will be like, ‘How can she be here … when I know she’s over here?'”  Well, now the question has been answered!

Back in San Francisco, Paul (Christopher Sean) gets more intel from Andrew (Colton Little) and they decide to track Harris Michaels (Steve Burton) movements in an effort to figure out where he took John (Drake Hogestyn) and Steve (Stephen Nichols).  That leads them to a gym … and who should be the owner of said gym, Chris Kositchek, as played by Josh Taylor! Chris mentions that he and his wife Savannah have run the gym for four decades!  Next, Paul and Andrew land in the gym hot tub, and we learn (or confirm) that Andrew is also gay.  We also see an ‘electrician’ is tampering with the wires who shuts off the hot tub.  Paul and Andrew take out the guy and find that he had Harris Michael’s gym locker key.  When they open it , they find two invitations to the DiMera Enterprises gala in Hong Kong.

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Meanwhile, Megan (Miranda Wilson) reveals to John and Steve that they are in Caracas, Venezuela and how she never died.  Turns out, as she reminds her ‘captive audience’, the hot tub Larry Welch fried her in was really meant for Hope (Kristian Alfonso).  Megan explains how her father, Stefano, had her put in a cryogenic state until he could determine a way to heal her injuries. She comments on how ‘they’ve all done the Lazarus dance before’.  Next thing you know, Thomas Banks arrives with the prism for Megan.  She pays him off.  Now, she mentions she has one of three and needs to get her hands on the other two.  Turns out, Larry Welch’s father Victor Chorvat created the prisms and when the three are combined, they reveal technology that can cure diseases.  Remember, Stefano was trying to get the prisms to cure his brain tumor.

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We also meet Wendy Shin (Victoria Grace), who is caught snooping around Tripp (Lucas Adam) and Joey’s (Tanner Stein) apartment in Seattle.  She reveals to the guys that she is the sister of Li Shin (Remington Hoffman) who is looking for Harris Michaels.  Seems DiMera Enterprises wants the prisms too, and as Wendy, who is an IT tech reveals, “In the right hands, these prisms can revolutionize medicine.” Li is going to reveal the plan and the prisms at the gala in Hong Kong, or so he thinks!

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Back in Montreal, Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal) are in for a shock when Harris gets down on one knee and proposes to Hope, and then the biggest shocker, she accepts! What is going on with Hope? Previously, Harris had called someone in the hallway and told them, “He’s not going to let anyone stand in the way of what they have planned for Hope.”

In heaven, Bo (Peter Reckell) is watching the live feed of Harris and Hope and becoming more unglued.  Angela (Loretta Devine) reminds him that Hope isn’t his wife anymore, and they weren’t even married when he died. Bo wants to go back to save Hope from Harris.  He needs to talk to the “Big Man” upstairs to let him get to Hope in time.

So, what did you think of the second episode of Beyond Salem 2? What was your favorite moment from it? Comment below.

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For a longtime Days Viewer, this episode was hilarious. Eileen Davidson was a hoot as Thomas Banks. Vincent Van Patten was a added bonus too. Josh Taylor as Chris was a great throwback. (too bad Savannah Tweed wasn’t available to play Savannah). I didn’t realize this was the original actress that played Megan Hathaway until I looked it up. Ron and his writing staff have really hit it out of the ballpark so far. Can’t wait to watch the next episode.

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I know Andrew Donovan hasn’t actually been to Salem since he was a baby, but surely he must have noticed that Chris Kositchek dude at the gym looks exactly like his Uncle Roman. Paul didn’t notice either, apparently.

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So, Harris Michaels is a Navy SEAL. Does that mean he has a twin brother (separated at birth) that got brain damaged and became a mob enforcer? Just wondering…

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I see what you did there!

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I see what Steve did too, but wouldn’t that make two Seals and the mobster?

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Its like reading a comic book with all your favorite heros and villians with surprise guest stars and nodd to history! Its a love letter to the fans! Well done Ron!

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Is that neck hair peeking out of Thomas’s collar? What a hoot. Forgot what John said, but he is spooky!

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DAYS Brandon Barash On Stefan’s Resurrection: “You’ll See Some Revenge, Corporate Takeovers, Losing a Memory … Maybe Gaining of Memories”

Dr. Rolf is at it again on Days of our Lives! While Jake DiMera has met his maker, apparently his twin brother, Stefan O DiMera is coming back to life.  That sets the stage for Brandon Barash to reprise his original DAYS role.

In a brand new interview with his on-screen brother, Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) on the Days of our Lives You Tube Channel, Barash talks on what viewers can expect once Stefan is completely back in action, and how he feels about taking on the darker twin once again.

Brandon teased: “You’ll see some revenge, corporate takeovers, losing a memory … maybe gaining of memories.”  With Stefan back in the DiMera mix, look for the two brothers to not always see eye-to-eye. Barashs shared that they’ll be, “Butting heads for sure”.

Meanwhile, will Stefan and his true love, Gabi (Camila Banus) reunite once she knows he is alive? Barash weighs-in on that and more ‘burning’ questions.

You can check out the chat below.

Now, let us know, are you glad that Stefan O DiMera is back on the Salem canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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BREAKING NEWS: Days of our Lives Ending Its Run on NBC, Moving to Peacock Starting in September

In a major move, Days of our Lives, the longest-running scripted series of all-time on NBC, is exiting the television network and will now be in its new home on the NBCUniversal streaming platform, Peacock.

The shift marks the end of DAYS’ nearly 57 year-run on broadcast television. Days of our Lives debuted on NBC back on November 8th, 1965.

Look for all-new episodes daily of the series to begin on Peacock starting on September 12th, along with the show’s library already available to stream for Peacock Premium subscribers.  According to a press release from Peacock, “The historic move to Peacock creates the ultimate destination for daytime fans to access the library, new episodes and Peacock Original Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem in one place.”

In its place, NBC will fill the daytime drama’s current timeslot with NBC News Now, an hour-long news show anchored by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC affiliates will also have the option to add local news to the hour.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus shares: “This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement. With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”

NBC’s decision means it leaves only three daytime soaps on American broadcast TV: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. 

DAYS has found recent streaming success with its limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapters 1 and 2, which introduced the viewing audience to the Peacock platform.

To watch Days of our Lives on Peacock, you will need a premium-tier paid subscription at $4.99 per month. The service offers an an ad-free experience at $9.99 per month.

We will have more on this developing story.

So, what do you think of NBC removing DAYS from its daytime line-up, while moving it to their owned-streaming platform, Peacock? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Brandan Barash Shares Reaction to Jake’s Death on Days of our Lives: “It Was Fun Getting To Know You”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jake (Brandon Barash) met his untimely demise, when he was shot by a mugger.  Thus, signaling what would seem to be the end of the line for the character.

However, on today’s episode of the NBC soap opera, Jake visited a grieving Ava (Tamara Braun), so perhaps there is more than a ‘ghost of a chance’ that Barash is sticking around.

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As previewed exclusively last month during our virtual interview with DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati …the Salem scribe revealed there would be another death in Salem, following the murder of Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller), and the character would be ‘dead-dead’.

However, speculation is running wild that with the return of Dr. Rolf, that perhaps Jake will be resurrected … or Barash will once again play Jake’s twin, Stefan O. DiMera!

On Instagram, Barash had some fun with Jake’s demise with comparison side-by-side photos – one of which features Barash as Jake covered in blood, and reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased!

Barash captioned his pic: “How it started/how it’s going. #ripjake It was fun getting to know you. 🙏🥃”

So, what do you think about DAYS killing Jake? Do you think Brandon will be sticking around Salem? If so, as who? Comment below.

 

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