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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Chad and Abby Share An Emotional Goodbye And Leave Salem Hitched

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On Thursday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, tears were shed not only by the characters on the screen, but by the audience at home … plenty of them if you have been checking out social media since this installment aired.  For in it, viewers had to say goodbye to Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abby (Kate Mansi) as they left Salem to start their new life with their children in Paris.

However, before they make their exit, Chabby fans finally get to see their favorite duo tie the knot in a heartfelt and touching ceremony right in the Horton family living room.  While it was spur of the moment, it could not have been more poignant.  Leave it to Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) to officially preside over the nuptials, JJ (Casey Moss) to play his guitar while his sister walked down the living room aisle to her man, and even Jack (Matt Ashford) showed up to do the right thing to be there for his daughter.

What would a Chabby wedding be without personally written vows, right?  Abigail tells Chad: “When we first fell in love, God, we had no idea of what we were getting ourselves into.  They say that when you meet someone and fall in love, you’re drawn to them, because they have something you need and we’re here today because I need you.  I need your courage, your faith, and love.  I’m so beyond grateful at a second chance with you and a family with our beautiful children. You are the love of my life, Chad. There’s nothing I want more than to spend the rest of my days with you.”

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In a touching moment, Chad is overcome with tears and expresses to Abigail; “You’ve always fought for your health, and for us, and I’m in awe of the woman I fell in love with. I’ll cherish you. I will protect you. I’m yours, and I’ll never doubt you again, because a love like ours really does only come once in a life.”

They exchange rings and Julie pronounces them husband and wife.  But this happy moment is also bittersweet when Chad says, “We hate to marry and run.”  Chabby has a plane to catch to take them to Paris.   Chad looks around the room and at all the special people in his life, and tells the group how special they all are to him.  In that scene, it definitely gave the feels that it was also Billy Flynn saying farewell to his castmates.

Of course … before they leave town Chad and Abby visit Stefan (Tyler Christopher) and Gabi(Camila Banus)is there.  They give them the news that they are leaving for France and are married.  In a moment alone between Abby and Stefan, he apologizes to her. Stefan notes how much he loved the other part of her (Gabby with a “Y”) and knows that she loved him too.  Abby says, “I know”.  Meanwhile, Chad says goodbye to the portrait of his father, Stefano vowing to be back someday.  After Chabby exit the DiMera mansion, Stefan has a meltdown and throws the chest board while Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) walks in on the scene.

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And finally, in the 10-hankie moment beautifully played by Billy Flynn, Kate Mansi and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Chad and Abby at the Horton house to say their final goodbyes to Doug (Bill Hayes) and Julie, Jack, JJ, and Jennifer.  Abigail tells her mother to never give up on her dad.  Chad is in tears as Jennifer tells him she will miss him,  He says, “I will miss you, too”.

It was in that moment that any of us that have ever had to say goodbye to our families and move far away from them, or come back to visit them and then leave again, can relate.  Saying goodbye is often heartbreaking when you leave behind the ones you love.  But, Chad and Abby got their happy ending … for now. However,t his is a soap opera, so you never know how long happiness will last, or when they might be back in Salem.

Kudos to the performances of Billy Flynn, so raw and real, and Kate Mansi playing Abigail with depth and dignity to wrap up the story.

So, what did you think of the Chabby goodbye? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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I have loved Kate Mansi more than any character since Alison Sweeney left the show. It was a heartfelt show, made you feel nostalgic. I love Susan Seaforth and always look forward to seeing her on screen. It made it that much more poignant to have her marry Chad and Abigail, much like Marlena married Will and Sonny. I think it would have been better to have a few more family members there, especially Maggie and Hope. I loved Abigail’s scenes with Stefan, but it left me wanting more. It would have also been nice for the goodbyes not to have felt so rushed. Melissa Reeves/Jennifer looked like a beautiful, proud mother and it was sad knowing she would be losing her castmate/daughter.

The time has come to bring in a few more Hortons/Bradys/Dimeras or Johnsons to fill the void that will be felt with Billy and Kate leaving the show. I would love to see Stephanie, Joey and Theo return soon. Lets have Steve return and have a sibling for Sonny (Doesn’t he have several siblings?). Knowing that Tyler Christopher and Nadia B are leaving the show, it is hard to get invested in their current pairing.

Steve Ward
Steve Ward

It was an enjoyable show. Billy Flynn will be missed. He’s definitely one of DAYS biggest assets. I loved having Kate Mansi back as Abagail. Marcy Miller left me a little cold in her character. DAYS has some big shoes to fill in this gap.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Well done DAYS!

Kris
Kris

I wish I could say I will miss them but their storyline has come to an end and it’s time to focus on new stories and new romances.

Patrick
Patrick

i want to tear up … I loved him… heart and soul LOVED

LOVED

Loved him so much… A newbie TORE

Billy Flynn is leaving

he deserves to
what an enigmatic actor
strong

that’s all that needs to be said

I fell in love… what a thing

Patrick
Patrick

i can’t believe that newbie excited this much…

excited this much

they gave me dance

they gave me SEX

Billy Flynn, you are the man, you seared your soul

YOU dance
YOU real
YOU YOU

Billy Flynn I LOVE YoU

LoVe

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WED NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nominations Special With Guest Co-Host DAYS’ Arianne Zucker


It’s almost time for Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman’s 6th annual Daytime Emmy nominations special!

Tune-in to listen to the livestream podcast on Wednesday night, March 20th beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST right here at Michael Fairman TV.com.

Make sure to come to this site a few minutes before showtime and settle in for this 90-minute plus special when we chat it up with several of the just announced daytime drama performer nominees who are going for gold at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, May 5th.

Joining Michael in-studio as special guest co-host will be Days of our Lives, Arianne Zucker (Nicole).

In addition, we will be giving away 2 pairs of VIP tickets to the winners of our “Game Show Trivia” segment during the broadcast to Coastal Entertainment ‘s “Teals Got Talent” GH Fantasy Event in Philadelphia on May 4th featuring: GH’s Michael Easton, Lynn Herring, John J. York, Kathleen Gati, and former GH favorite, Rebecca Budig all to benefit the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

The Foundation works every day to fund cures and foster community, and does so by supporting women fighting ovarian cancer and the friends and family who love them by standing together with every single person touched by ovarian cancer.  To date, they’ve invested more than $4.1 million in research through grants to scientists throughout the country. Soap Nation Live! is proud to support this worthy cause.

If you want to call-in to speak to the hosts, or nominated guests during our Daytime Emmy nomination special, please dial the exclusive listener line at 818-295-2130.

Throughout the broadcast, also visit the Michael Fairman TV official Facebook page for fun video updates direct from the studio, and keep abreast of what’s happening and who is chatting with us live via @michaelfairman twitter account throughout the show.

You can also live to the broadcast streamed live on the official Soap Nation Live! page at Spreaker.com

To find out who’s in the running. make sure to tune in to CBS’s The Talk beginning on Wednesday afternoon (11amEST/2PMPST) when the nominees are unveiled for the first time.  Then, hear the reactions of several of your favorite soap stars that night on Soap Nation Live!

If you have any questions you would like to pose to our hosts, or any nominated guests, let us know in the comment section below and we just might ask it on the air!  More show details will be forthcoming.

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Kassie DePaiva Talks Eve’s Machinations & Eric Martsolf and Victoria Konefal Take You Behind The Scenes On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

Oh what a twisted web Eve Donovan weaves on current episodes of Days of our Lives.  Seems like Eve is in cahoots with Claire to have Haley arrested and deported all to help Jack advance in the Salem mayoral race and…  her quest to become Salem’s first lady?

On the latest all-new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, daytime favorite, Kassie DePaiva (Eve) talks with host Michael Fairman all about Eve and what she is up to, hiding, and how she is scheming to ruin the life of Jennifer Horton, and keep Jack under her thumb.  In addition ,DePaiva shares what it has been like to be reunited with her former One Life to Live co-star, Robin Strasser since both have been taping at DAYS recently.

Later, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman behind the scenes where the guys visit the hair and make-up department and get the lowdown on how the actors are turned into the characters they play, and the fast and furious life of a soap star, who has to get camera ready before they hit the set.

Finally, Michael speaks with Victoria Konefal (Ciaria) on how she “Becomes Ciara Brady” as we visit her dressing room and find out just how she gets that Ciara-look that turns the head of Ben Weston every time she walks in to a room.

Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming at NBC.com, the NBC app, and on the network’s You Tube channel.  The latest episode will be available for download on iTunes and major pod platforms beginning on Monday, March 18th.

So what did you think of our chats with Kassie, Eric, and Victoria? Comment below.

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DAYS Deidre Hall On The Passing Of Jed Allan: “We’ve Lost One Of The Really Good Ones”

Over the last 24 hours, the soap world has been rocked by the passing of one of their favorites, Jed Allan.  On Saturday, Allan passed away at the age of 84.  So many of his co-stars and colleagues have posted their remembrances and their grief, which Michael Fairman TV had continue to add to the original post on Allan’s passing.

But on Sunday evening, none other than Allan’s most famous romantic scene partner, Days of our Lives Deidre Hall (Marlena) came forth and shared her touching thoughts on Allan’s passing via her Deidre Hall official Facebook page.

Deidre expressed: “We’ve lost one of the really good ones. It’s been decades since I stepped on to the NBC sound stage to screen test for Marlena on Days of our Lives. I was given a 4-page scene to memorize and perform with Days’ dashing bachelor, Don Craig, played confidently by Jed Allan. Jed made it all look easy with his dark good looks, deep resonant voice, a naughty twinkle, boisterous laugh and his characteristic swagger. He used his charismatic charm to win audiences as well as cast and crew. He never tired of my lack of experience and taught by example. He was deeply devoted to his sons and his darling wife Toby. When he lost her, we weren’t sure how he’d go on, but go on he did. Jed was a giant in so many ways, witnessed by the huge emptiness he leaves behind.”

Along with her sentiments, Hall posted a clip of her and Allan as Marlena and Don; when the couple was breaking-up on the series, which is posted below.

Following Hall’s remembrances on Jed Allan, several other DAYS cast members past and present also took to social media to express their thoughts and grief on the loss of Allan including James Reynolds (Abe) who noted: “Jed Allen was one of the first to welcome me to Days of our Lives.. I am grateful he took a young actor under his wing.”

Gloria Loring, who’s character of Liz Chandler was romantically involved with Allan’s Don Craig related: “I just heard that Jed Allan, the former Don Craig on Days, passed on. Rest In Peace, my old friend. I loved working with you and will remember you with a smile in my heart.”

So, what do you think of Deidre Hall’s remembrances and statement on the death of her beloved co-star from DAYS,? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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