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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Bo's Funeral & A Family Grieves

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On Wednesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, viewers finally witnessed the funeral and burial of Bo Brady (Peter Reckell), the iconic anti-hero of Salem.

The beginning of the show had Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Roman (Josh Taylor) and Caroline (Peggy McCay) at the Brady Pub trying to gather themselves to prepare to say goodbye to their beloved brother and son, respectively.  Steve joins them in a touching turn from Stephen Nichols, who is so grief-stricken over the loss of his buddy, his best friend, Bo.

Meanwhile, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) is in full cop mode dealing with her grief over Bo, that she is keeping herself busy by bringing his captors to justice … the people responsible for cutting his life short.  Hope continues to have vision’s of Bo.  Rafe (Galen Gering) tries to get her to go to the funeral, but she is busy interrogating the Britta wannabe, who cut her finger lopped off for speaking to Steve by the enemies.

Once gathered for the funeral, members of the police force, Bo’s beloved friends, family, and yes, Hope all were present for a hankie-filled moment when they brought the casket of Bo to be buried.   However, DAYS decided to forego the individual family member eulogies and only had the priest speak.   But in what must have been the saddest looking procession, one by one starting with Caroline, they each placed a rose on Bo’s casket.   The grief shown by Roman and Kayla was unimaginable, while Hope just stood there holding her rose till everyone left in a state of despair, until she saw a vision of Bo.   Perhaps, most touching was the beautifully played moment at the end of the episode when Patch and Kayla are both at Bo’s gravesite.  Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans have been stellar in this storyline.

Back at the Brady Pub, Caroline sees the gloom and doom with the mourners and decides that in honor of Bo they must lighten up the festivites. So, Caroline downs a shot of liquor, and the others toast to Bo as well.   We are left with finding out that the man who could have been one of Bo’s captors is actually hanging out in Salem at Horton Town Square!

So, what were your thoughts on Bo’s funeral?  Were you satisfied, or disappointed?  Would you have preferred to have everyone make eulogies as in Will’s funeral, or do you think it would have been too repititive, was it a missed opportunity, or did you reach for the hankies all the same?  What performance or moment touched you the most throughout the funeral episode? Share your comments below!

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David
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David

Where are Kimberly, Billie and Chelsea?

Kelly
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Kelly

I am asking the same question. Perhaps DOOL was unable to get Patsy Pease, Julie Pinson, Lisa Rinna and/or Rachel Melvin to come back. Or maybe the writers didn’t even think of asking either one of them.

Mo
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Mo

Kimberly’s flight got delayed or something like that. Billie and Chelsea are together in England.

Mo
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Mo

Theresa should have been there, though.

Reagan
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Reagan

They at least mentioned why Kim “couldn’t make it”… but I don’t recall them giving any explanation about Chelsea. And to some extent, what about Frankie and Max Brady. They are family through adoption. Carrie couldn’t come to her Uncle Bo’s funeral either, ha.

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

I could accept the serial killing story but Wills murder and Chads beating were both too graphic-any show dont need to show all that-thats not entertainment-no wonder people in the real world are all going off the deep end-Hollywood feeds the mentally unbalance with too much violence that is far too gruesome and depressing…and its bad enough we are dealing with these funerals, Bo’s so soon with Ben’s story still goin is just too much gloom and doom…i did not watch this latest funeral…its bad enough hearing about the latest mass shooting in the real world…i need my escape and… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

I thought it was a little weak. When I saw them outside I said, not again. At least this was the graveside portion.

I don’t know if I like Hope going vigilante.

I thought Shawn leaving was rushed. I like Claire, but she just seems to old to be Shawn’s kid.

Recast nuCiara. It was nice seeing Lauren’s picture.

Dishy
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Dishy

Give NuCiara a chance! I think she’s got the talent – no one comes in stellar – except maybe Chad!

The service was pathetic – where was Jennifer? And my god get Kimberly and Shane in for a days work. Really pathetic what is going on. I think the neck tie killer needs to stop by Dena Higley’s house!

Reagan
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Reagan

I agree… Claire looks too old to be Shawn’s daughter.

Leeann
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Leeann

Hard to believe that Doug, Julie, Jennifer, Theresa (his niece), Brady (his nephew by his sister Isabella), Justin (his cousin), Chelsea, were not at his funeral?? I guess it’s hard on budgets and filming, but this was BO BRADY’s funeral for goddness sakes. Legacy characters deserve legacy funerals.
Will Sami mention her Uncle died or Will died for that matter when she’s back on?
I do LOVE how they are showing Steve grieve, as it should be.

Kelly
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Kelly

I agree with everything. However, since this funeral was filmed six months ago we don’t know what was happening at the time. Melissa Reeves could have been with her family in Tennessee where she commutes to LA from. Susan Seaforth Hayes and Bill Hayes may also have had other commitments. Don’t forget that Bill Hayes is 90 years old. The same goes for Wally Kurth and Jenn Lilley. Holiday time is planned well in advance.

elm51
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elm51

i thought it sucked – i guess we were to believe that the actual funeral took place inside the church because i imagine what we saw was the burial which i might add was just terrible – i could not believe this is the tribute they gave a beloved character that has been on dool for about three decades…………….WOW

Mateo
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Mateo

That was the MOST pathetic funeral I have ever seen. First of all, it was snowing and Ciara shows up in a short dress and no jacket. The men are wearing fall attire and not in the least cold?? Snow on the ground? An outside service? Seriously??? Who would sit out in the cold for the length of a service? Someone was taking an early nip of Christmas cheer when they wrote that. And basically none of the cast was there for Bo’s funeral? Hope had to be convinced to go? Answer me how Hope is suddenly so tough and… Read more »

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Llanviewer717

I share your disappointment with the new Ciara. After the wonderful job Lauren Boles did in the role, I find the new young lady very stiff and out of place. Lauren’s Ciara was a force to be reckoned with. She knew her mind, maintained strong eye contact with the adults and would not be dismissed. This new girl is a timid mouse. She doesn’t make eye contact with the other characters. You could be right. Perhaps she is reading her lines off her palms. I have trouble understanding her lines because her voice is so weak and hesitant. I try… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

beautiful words about everyone’s favorite Brady: Lauren Boles’ Ciara Alice

this just doesn’t bode well for Kristian Alfonso

without: Lauren Boles, Peter Reckell, Daniel Cosgrove

so…. ? she goes vigilante and then what? starts dancing with Rafe ?

it’s clearly obvious that Kristian Alfonso is thee leading lady of the hour

I hate that she’s starting all over again… when she had it in spades… with Daniel Cosgrove and Lauren Boles

I’m going to miss that girl… tremendous talent

dmr
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dmr

Terrible choice in choosing this actress (nuCiara). Very inexperienced. No or fakes emotion, entirely. I stopped recording the show. Started watching diligently again, when Kristen returned about three or four years ago. Awful now. Bo’s captivity storyline was beyond boring. Ben and Abigail have been missing for weeks, it seems-and she has been tortured (not what I want to watch everyday-someone being abused and tortured), Caroline’s visions are laughable and ridiculous. I come on here to catch-up a bit-see if am I missing anything. Can’t stand anything relating to the Sami hour.

jej
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jej

Like ALL of the writing lately, it was so bad. Where was the rest of the family??? His sister Kim showed up for other things but not her brother’s funeral?? Such a sad send off for a character that so many fans loved for many years. The 50th anniversary has just been a waste of talent and characters. Days just keeps going down the tubes. 🙁

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

What a let down ! No Jennifer, Doug, Julie ?? Budget or not, crazy not having them there. Ghost Bo wearing black bothers me too, if he’s an Angel, wear a white shirt !

Gary
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Gary

God help us, What a crock of bs. Bo dying was a huge mistake. I know Peter wanted to leave, they should have recast the role of Bo Brady. Know one stays dead in daytime. Maybe Bo is alive, you never know. Maybe Stefano Dimera doctors saved his life, or maybe I am dreaming Lol.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

When I heard the characters mention Bo’s up coming funeral, I wondered if it was going to be in that pitiful excuse for a park. Sure enough, it was!!!!!!! Please folks, spend a couple of dollars and build some kind of generic chapel/mortuary set. At the rate characters are dying, you’ll get your money’s worth.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well when you see the park set with grave markers it changes the park to a cemetery and when you add a statue of the Virgin Mary as well you make fake park into a Catholic cemetery– the magic of television, my friend– LOL.

Tim Welles
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Tim Welles

This show needs some help. I can’t take another one of these funerals in Fake Leaf Park. I just watch this show (on the NBC ap) just to literally pass some time while I am ironing my lab coat. Most of the characters I loved have been “killed off” or written out. Kate decides that Gabi (sp?) is “the new face” for her product….no no, we don’t bother to audition other girls we just want you. Plus we will just grab what’s his head over there, Paul, Lord knows he has nothing to do on this show anyway, he will… Read more »

Leeza
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Leeza

The funeral was boring as hell. lmao. Poor Hope, now she is going to the mental ward soon.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I actually liked Bo’s funeral compared to Paige’s and Will’s. I wasn’t missing the eulogies. I do agree Jennifer, JJ, Theresa and others currently on canvas should have been in attendance. Bo spoke to Chelsea on the phone prior to his death. A mention after said she was with Billie. I agree budget restraints are likely a factor.

Ces
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Ces

Weak funeral. Guess Days wants to wrsp this one up! Surprised John & Doc were there but where were doug, julie, hope, maybe Brady?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay folks lets just resign ourselves to the reality gone are the days of big budgeted soap weddings and funerals where the entire cast is present. I am glad they skipped the funeral and just showed the graveside committal ceremony–maybe I have seen too many soap funerals but I don’t find them entertaining, so for me the shorter the better.

Tim Welles
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Tim Welles

I agree with you Mary but they most CERTAINLY could have a Church set instead of always throwing everyone in that stupid Fake Leaf Park for every single occasion.
With one or two exceptions (like the always well balanced Mr. Aniston) I am the most impressed with Kate Mansi as the “can I pick wrong guys or what?” Abigail. I was totally convinced that she is threatened severely by Ben –
By the way, how come in that abandoned shack it was snowing outside of one window but not the other? Did they run out of snowflakes?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

LOL I missed that one about the snowflakes– They did have a beautiful Church set once upon at time that got downsized when Eric was a priest and then slowly disappeared after that– I guess they simply don’t use the set enough to warrant it being up all the time, and the cost of putting it up for one scene doesn’t make sense to them. It is a lot easier to put down some grave markers and a statue of the Virgin Mary to convert the existing park set into a Catholic cemetery, which is the normal for Days. Look… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Maybe Y&R will let Days borrow their church set.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Especially since Y&R doesn’t ever kill anyone even when it’s on catastrophe after another!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

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The actress took to her Instagram to share the casting news and her upcoming appearances: “I’m so #happy #🎆 I can finally share this with #you all 🙂 @lifetimetv #vcandrews see #you also in #😉 #march . I hear there’s a #storm #coming ! #💃🏻 #😘”

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It will be great to see Alfonso in a more, what appears to be, villainess turn! So, will you be checking out Kristian in her upcoming role? Comment below.

 

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You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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A month before its 5th season is set to bow, Queen Sugar has been renewed for its sixth season by OWN as it was announced on Thursday.  The first of its 10 episode season will drop on February 16th.

Set in rural Louisiana and the fictional community of St. Josephine, the series focuses on the trio of Bordelon siblings, played by Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Rutina Wesley and Kofi Siriboe, and their extended family.  Days of our Lives favorite, Greg Vaughan (Ex-Eric), has been previously recurring on the show in the role of Calvin.

Queen Sugar creator Ava DuVernay said of the pick-up to Deadline: “What a joy and an honor to continue the stories of Queen Sugar.  On behalf of every producer, editor, costumer, grip, writer, cast member and all departments involved in making this series, we’re delighted to delve into a sixth season and to bring our beautiful audience more of the Bordelon family.”

After having to shut down production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it gave DuVernay time to retool the series remaining season episode and to incorporate the pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter protests of last summer and the general election. Production on Season 5 of the series did not begin until September of last year and ran till December 2020.

In a statement, Oprah Winfrey shared: “The way Ava creates space to allow these characters to embody real-world experiences is television at its finest and we are proud to continue this ground-breaking series. I hear from so many people that they see themselves in the Bordelon family, and my hope is that through this kind of storytelling the hearts and minds of people are opened for a deeper understanding and empathy of one another.”

Greg Vaughan shared via Instagram on the renewal: “Let’s GO!!! 🎉💥🎉💥@queensugarown @warnerbrostv #QS6 #breakingnews”

So, glad to know there will be plenty of  Queen Sugar to go around? Comment below.

 

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