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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ciara Is Raped By Chase!

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NBC’s Days of our Lives gave its viewers another shocker at the end of Wednesday’s episode when Chase Jennings (Jonathan McClendon) rapes Ciara Brady (Vivian Jovanni).  The set up occurs since Chase has fallen under the influence of a vengeful Andre DiMera (Thaao Penghlis).  At the Salem Inn over a meal, Chase informs Andre he never felt part of Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) family and has a dark side to him like his father Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove).  Andre urges him to not supress his darker instincts.  When Andre brings up Chase’s feelings for Ciara, the teenager tells him he feels he has blown it with her.  Andre says he thinks Ciara is into him, and that women like a strong, take charge kind of guy.

At Horton Town Square, Chase finally resurfaces. Hope and Ciara have been very oncerned about his whearabouts. Ciara convinces the guard Hope has watching her to let her take Chase back to Jennifer’s (Melissa Reeves) with her.  Once at Jennifer’s, Ciara holds Chase’s hand and apologizes for their argument.  Next, Chase professes his love for Ciara, but she pulls away.  Ciara  relates to him that he is like a brother to her.  Chase pushes the issue and tells Ciara he thinks she feels the same way he does and he moves in for a kiss.  They actually start to kiss, but Ciara pushes him away and puts on the brakes. She tells Chase, she is not ready for this.  Chase is sure she is and just not admitting it.  He pushes her down to the sofa and tells her this is what they both want!  He next covers her mouth with his hand as Ciara starts to cry.   The episode fades to black.

Jovanni told Soap Opera Digest about her DAYS rape scene: “When Albert (Alarr, co-executive producer) and Josh (Griffith, co-head writer) told me that Ciara was going to be raped, I was nervous at first, but also very grateful to be getting the opportunity to explore this complex and layered storyline.”

So, what did you think about DAYS decision to have Ciara raped by Chase? Are you upset that DAYS chose to bring a rape into this storyline? What do you think will happen next? Will Ciara keep her rape a secret from Hope and everyone else? Will she confide in Theo (Kyler Pettis), who truly loves her? Share your thoughts on this game-changing moment in the comment section below.

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  1. Patrick

    February 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    “Oh My God”

    tell me this isn’t so…. tainting the SORAS teen set

    he’s my favorite of the newbie SORAS. I was waiting for Daniel Cosgrove to come back and get what’s his…. his son

    argh! is this the set up… of Daniel Cosgrove returning… ??? as a ghost… giving a shock treatment / lobotomy / nutted up Chase a familial visit…

    which would be extremely sad to me… seeing Chase go home… with his ghost dad as they reunite and leave the show

    not what I had in mind… nor for Ciara Alice to be raped… REALLY Days Production ? the actor who portrays Ciera is propped so much and so often… that knowing this is happening to her character… may dull her senses and may provide reason enough to watch her acting now…. just saying !

    this is going to be difficult

    • davlestev1

      February 18, 2016 at 4:00 am

      Patrick they are pulling all the drains to the plug..standing in the hottest shower…and enjoying the heat. .viewers be damned. .teen rape. .crazy Hope..visions and transplanted visions of how not to go wrong ..and DAYS gone bye of James E Reilly. .as in Lilliput. .we’re doomed

      • CeeCee

        February 18, 2016 at 8:38 am

        Yup. When you’re right, you’re right, dav.

      • Carolina

        February 18, 2016 at 9:14 am

        Who is Ciara? Who is Chase?

        This God awful show.

      • Victor

        February 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm

        What I heard is Ciara, is going to get hooked on drugs and will be a hooker. Also she will be cutting herself. God please help us, this storyline will be dark and depressing. I will not watch anymore of this wacko show.

      • davlestev1

        February 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        As much as I advocate for the final four there comes a time when the network deliberately tries the patience and loyalty of its daytime viewers. .I have a kitchen sink. .I don’t need one thrown at me. .I don’t want to sit through yet another painful decline..I don’t want to sit on pins and needles until next February or March awaiting your strutting peacock decision. .and I certainly don’t want to see another island of supposed dead people negating months of a powerful story. .and performances. .GET IT TOGETHER. .GET IT RIGHT. .AND STOP THE DAMNED MADNESS

    • carol

      February 18, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Yup Daniel is returning I saw where is already taping so it could be say later spring when he comes back.Funny just awhile ago Chase and Ciara were little kids now this ugh.

      • nancy dillingham

        February 19, 2016 at 8:40 am

        I think this rape is a big mistake–“like father like son”–no, no, no–a bad mistake.
        Haven’t Chase and Ciara been through enough already? This taints a promising rebirth of Days.
        And while I’m at it, why did STEVE HAVE SEX WITH THE CRAZY ONE? Another bad mistake.
        Hope Days doesn’t start to crumble like GH and the Tony Geary Luke/Fluke/52nd anniversary show that destroyed the legacy character of Luke and the romantic love story of Laura and Luke–to say nothing of making the whole Spencer family VICTIMS instead of SURVIVORS of their family’s history of violence and alcoholism.

  2. Patrick

    February 17, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    this just doesn’t follow… even after the fact that Chase… who explained he doesn’t know why he did the things he did… apologized to Theo for the bullying

    because Ciara wouldn’t acknowledge or return Chase feelings…. ??? he did this because he’s ???

    1. a screwed up kid… with no parents
    2. jealous of Theo
    3. under the spell of Andre
    4. ????

    most of the fans – POSTS – are having a difficult time as it is… accepting the newbie SORAS

    they go and do this ????

    this came out of nowhere… i’m dissapointed

    • Eddie

      February 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      I agree with you, Patrick. I’m disappointed as well.

  3. Dylan

    February 17, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I am SOOOO torn about this development. My first thought was WHY WHY WHY? Why did they do it? Why more violence against women? Why more rape? Why are they making the show so dark? Ciara just lost her father. Why are they giving this heavy material to VERY green actors who are just beginning to gel with the audience? All I could think was why. But then…..

    This could be a chance for DAYS to tell a VERY relevant story about teenage rape, where the rapist is not some violent thug, but rather a VERY troubled hormonal kid. It is a chance for him not to be cast as a villain!! Now let me clarify that I am not condoning or supporting rape. But let’s face it…we were all teenagers…..we all knew people at parties, and had friends where things went too far. I am not saying it is right, I am saying it is a chance, if written correctly, to show a young troubled kid and how he can get help, and get psychiatric help and still have a future and a life. I really think these young actors are drastically improving in these roles, even Ciara. She’s relaxing her rigid posture, and having light playful moments with Hope where you can really feel their mother daughter bond. I want these kids to stick around, and even though DAYS chose a very dark, depressing road for their characters, I am on board.

    Beyond all the misery, let’s get Belle and Shawn and Phillip and Chloe on the Dance Committee and plan some last blasts. Or school trips. Let’s let these kids have some normal teen stuff happen in ther lives like the Class of 02 did.

    • Patrick

      February 17, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      “…I am SOOOO torn about this development. ”

      I really do try and plug for; and prod this show… onward and upward


      Luke and Laura
      Kayla and Jack

      argh! I’m upset about this

      @Lew S. well said post

      gavel – This is what Corday believes the audience wants? Dang! –

      stumped; off; and thrown for a loop

  4. Lew S.

    February 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    So, this is the new DAYS? Numerous murders, funerals and now rape. This is what Corday believes the audience wants? Dang! Where is the love and romance and is there ONE happy couple on this show? Don’t see how this helps the story.

    • su0000

      February 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      hi Lew S..
      Of course it is the drama people want..
      The numbers are up, Days was on the chopping block and has risen out of the ashes, so it is evident people do not, no longer, care for love in the afternoon they are looking for intriguing high gripping drama..
      What was good in the 80’s of couples, now in the new media era in 2016/21st century..
      Love in the afternoon is not making it, and it’s killing GH, wait for it … lol

      • Lew S.

        February 18, 2016 at 9:31 am

        Hey Su, I am a 21st century guy, but I don’t find rape entertaining. There are so many directiy they could have taken Ciara and Chase and they chose this? I know soaps have to offer intrigue and high drama and a bit of whimsy, but DAYS has been down right depressing! GH will get it together and hope DAYS will too. Remember, the renewal is only for a year. Good to get a post from you!

      • nancy dillingham

        February 19, 2016 at 8:47 am

        They DO care for love in the afternoon. That’s the whole point. And they do care for family–and Days had begun to give us this again; thus the rise in ratings, BUT the Steve debacle (sleeping with the other woman) and Chase raping Ciara is NOT exemplifying the above. I PREDICT A DOWNHILL SLIDE.
        ps And Hope and Rafe killing Stephano and covering it up ? Another big no-no.
        Shades of General Hospital! Days, trust me, you do NOT want to go down that road. See where it got GH. “A word to the wise is sufficent.” Or should be!

    • Cindy

      February 17, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      I so agree with you. Bring back the good old days

    • covington666

      February 18, 2016 at 9:49 am

      i’m all for the drama. i don’t need badly played romance. i don’t need patch and kayla in a ridiculous closet being “cute.” give me something that you can’t miss. DAYS of the past 6 months is exactly what has me not fast forwarding things again.

  5. Patrick

    February 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Days of OUR Lives – really ?

    i’d much rather watch Jennifer Horton NUT UP

    • 4ever DAYS

      February 18, 2016 at 10:34 am

      That’ll happen, Patrick. Jennifer will plunge into darkness where she will have visions of Jack. Eventually, Jack in live form will save her from the depths of insanity!

  6. dee

    February 17, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I was hoping jj would walk in and shoot the bastard…..

  7. Patrick

    February 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    “…Share your thoughts on this game-changing moment ”

    this has altered all that “is” DAYS of OUR Lives

    I realize this happens
    I realize this has happened in Salem

    where are you ( head writers) drawing the line ?

    neither of these actors have melded with; the cast ; the audience ; their characters ?!?!

    it’s taken me this long… to start giving the SORAS teens a chance… as in not minding them … for this to happen… just shocks and sucks the life right out of them

    I’m clearly surprised and thrown by this

    • Adam

      February 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Days needs to fire all the writers, hire Ron ex GH. Celebrity Dirty Laundry reported this rape storyline on Days. We need Anna Dimera Back on Days. Calliope Jones, Eugene, Carrie and Austin. oh Vivian and Ivan, they were entertaining. madam Madam Vivian. Rehire Louise Sorel. Days is a big mess now.

      • carol

        February 19, 2016 at 10:38 am

        I am with you there I would love to see Louise Sorel back and Ivan now she can make you laugh .I guess Days feels like it needs more action then just walking through the park or talking. By the way what is this thing going on now with Brady? I dont mind action but rape ,no way.

    • Rose

      February 18, 2016 at 12:08 am

      I’ve been reading a lot of “love letters” about DOOL as well as complaints about funerals and such. For someone who had never watched Days I was thinking of giving it a try. But the rape just changed that. Who needs it? It’s sure not entertainment for me.

  8. BreckRoy

    February 17, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    This storyline feels so unnecessary and borders on offensive, as the writing and acting talent is not there to tell it with the honesty and nuanced sensitivity that is required to make a story about a virgin teenager forcibly raped by her step-brother something that would remotely be must-see TV. Also, we’ve no investment in these versions of the characters and the actors are still finding their way–so it’s not horrifying and heartbreaking the way a story this sensitive should be. (Vivian Jovanni was pretty terrible in the Valentine’s Day episode and while I’m hopeful she’ll get there, she’s not there now.)

    And, for goodness sake, the show is so dark and depressing, I don’t know how much longer I can keep watching. If I didn’t know the show was in trouble, I would stop, but I’m not going to do that to my show. I will turn it off for the rest of the week, though. I can’t handle it.

    Will was murdered (I watched him grow from a child!), Paige, who is Eve’s daughter/Shane’s granddaughter/JJ’s girlfriend was murdered, Ben turned psycho, Marlena was attacked, Chad and a pregnant Abby were imprisoned, assaulted and nearly burned alive, Shawn and Belle are falling apart, Patch and Kayla are soon going to be, Daniel was killed, Eric and Jennifer have addictions, Nicole is moping around, Hope and Rafe are criminals, and now we have two rapes in as many weeks–Patch forced via blackmail and a child forced physically. I just don’t want to watch this. It makes me sad to do it and I just pray it will get better when new writers start and the shooting schedule is normalized. That said, I would be gutted so deeply if the show was canceled, so I have to keep watching, but this is so terrible.

    I definitely need to take a few days off. I can’t handle all this darkness.

    • Anne

      February 17, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Ita. One horrific tragedy after another after another. It gets kind of sick. What’s next? Let’s see they haven’t done cannibalism or extended torture. Maybe victor will axe Maggie and baby Tate to death? Goodbye days. It’s sad.

    • Jamesj75

      February 17, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      BreckRoy, thank you for your astute analysis…

      This storyline is indeed offensive: (1) rape, in and of itself, is offensive; and (2) these characters are virtually brother and sister. So there should be no “love,” no “sex,” no violence. This is sad really…

      You have outlined many of the recent violent storylines DOOL has showcased. Is it trying to give GH a run for its money on which soap can be darker?

      • jaybird369

        February 18, 2016 at 8:02 am


        To me, this so-called storyline is OFFENSIVE PERIOD!!!!! When will soaps (and also primetime) learn that rape has NO BUSINESS AT ALL being in the entertainment industry?!?!?!?!?! Some people may and might call it ‘pushing the envelope’. I call it degradation and humiliation. BEYOND SENSELESS!!!!!!!

        Take care, Brother.

      • jaybird369

        February 19, 2016 at 9:38 am


        Another thing: I find rape scenes in movies to be a real TURN-OFF!!!!! As far as I’m concerned, rape scenes in movies R-U-I-N a movie!!!!! Bottom Line Here (well, for me, anyway): Rape doesn’t belong anywhere in the entertainment industry. AT ALL!!!!!!

        Take care, Brother.

    • Mike

      February 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      You beat me to it, but you expressed my feelings almost exactly. The versions of these characters we are seeing right now are brand new – the audience is still trying to get used to them. They’ve been on the show about four – maybe five – months. You don’t throw brand new characters with ‘green’ talent into a heavy story like this and expect the audience to want to go along for the ride. And considering the kind of writing we are seeing lately – this cartoon and now a mess of a story with Ava, the Hope/Rafe personality transplant, the numbing boringness that is John and his umpteenth backstory, the already tedious Brady/Daniel’s heart eye-roller – I don’t have any faith that the story will be sensitive or of any depth or complexity at all.

      I thought I was crazy earlier in the episode, because it seemed to me that Andre was leading Chase into forcing himself on Ciara – but I thought, no, clearly I’m reading this wrong, what show would have one character trying to get a teenager to rape another teenager? It’s disgusting so, clearly, I was wrong. BUT I WASN’T. And I was kind of sick at heart that the show would go there with this story, with this set up, with this writing team and these characters/actors. Nothing about that scenario makes me want to see any more of this story.

      TV Shows have made me feel happy, sad, angry – a lot of different emotions. But only DAys has made me feel extremely disappointed and saddened by a decision they have made in the writing, where I thought “this is wrong, this is truly wrong”. The first was the death of Will. The second, was this rape. Both under the pen of the new writing team that is supposed to be bringing the show to new heights. All they are doing for me is pushing me closer and closer to turning this show off.

      • Patrick

        February 18, 2016 at 8:07 pm


        “…You don’t throw brand new characters with ‘green’ talent into a heavy story like this and expect the audience to want to go along for the ride ”

        I really appreciate your stating this

        if ever their is an injustice … in this world… that shouldn’t go unnoticed … and should reach people.. it’s rape

        add in the new thread of a shake up in the headwriting team… Josh Griffith OUT and Dena Higley remains, at the helm?

        I’m flustered and in disbelief that this storyline is even addressed… judging and assessing how story follow through since the Griffith and Higley started , last August, 2015.

        i’ll close with your last sentence:

        “…I don’t have any faith that the story will be sensitive or of any depth or complexity at all ”

        DAYS needs to keep the focus on the veterans and cast with experience… till the Newbie SORAS TEENS took with the audience

    • mary

      February 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Why,Every time I fall I love With A character like chase. You have and do something really stupid. Why can’t I can’t be messed up without Doing stopping totally ridiculous.A lot of young People. That their life has been screwed up.Sentenced to stupid Acts.

      • Patrick

        February 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

        Newbie SORAS TEENS

        Ciara, Chase, Theo, Claire, Joey

        it’s taken so long…. and I mean… a long time.. to even get an ounce or smidgen of.. OK… I can live with these characters…. in small doses…it’s doable

        I’ll manage.

        BUT… like you… @Mary… my favorite one… was Chase… watching him be the most realistic of teen angst hurt confusion

        heck… lost… without his Dad Chase and mother… he may have killed, accidentally

        that being said… I was so… looking forward… to ex-Aiden… even as a new character.. even as Peter Blake… still take responsibility for his son, Chase

        and the two of them … as father and son… take ownership in the DiMera Manse

        Ta-da ! I sure had it all sown up and bow tied… for my serial


        I wanted to see a happy reunion with Chase and Aiden… ! ? ! ?

        this way… one of the teens would have been out of the woods… and steady

    • Llanviewer717

      February 17, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      You are being too kind BreckRoy. Vivian Jovanni was really BAD in the Valentine’s Day episode. I turned off the television.

      I do agree with you. Days has become way too dark a show.

      • Mo

        February 18, 2016 at 8:26 am

        I fast forwarded through her scenes. Just couldn’t stand it. She cannot act!!!!!

    • Lisa

      February 18, 2016 at 12:34 am

      ^ My sentiments exactly, BreckRoy. This is not the Days we were once again promised…. I remember being skeptical when Corday made his new set of promises last fall about the show being restored to it’s core for the 50th anniversary, beloved vets like Stephen Nichols being brought back etc etc. I was cautiously optimistic and excited by some of the cast’s tweets about how much we were going to love what was coming and how it felt like old times when they were taping all this. Well, I haven’t loved one second of it, really. This latest ”reboot” has been a HUGE disappointment. This show is completely devoid of rhyme or reason these days. Not to mention, ROMANCE with core couples.

      • Mo

        February 18, 2016 at 8:27 am

        I’ve been disappointed too, I must admit. We heard Ken make promises before. I feel he’s really failed. The character of Hope has been destroyed as well.

    • Denise

      February 18, 2016 at 3:02 am


    • JANET

      February 18, 2016 at 8:52 am

      you said it all. If this is love in the afternoon, someone needs a trip to the unemployment office. Rape, ? Blackmail rape .patch was raped no matter what you say. When Sammy went with her rapist, EJ I shut the show off.Looks like Hope killed the wrong De mera. This show has just too many scum bags lately. Anton brainwashes everyone.?

    • Ashley

      February 18, 2016 at 10:55 am

      I agree. It seems as if the writers believe the most vile stories are the ONLY way to capture an audience. The story lines just go from 0 to 1000 within a day. Then when the story line does slow down the viewers are stuck with a bunch of filler episodes and no action. It’s just odd. I watch DOOL, Y&R, and GH so I understand there are many ups and downs on soaps, but this on DOOL is just plain inconsistent writing.

    • Chris

      February 18, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Ava didn’t rape Steve, he consented to have sex with her so that she could free her fiancee Kalyla!

      • Chris

        February 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm


  9. nicholas

    February 17, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I am so disappointed ! Chase was a character i liked . It’s not that often that you see a young soap character struggling with the death of both of his parents , one who was a psycho who tried to murder his stepmom . Wished his struggles , vulnerability were shown more . I would liked to have seen Chase struggle with the idea that he might end up psycho and evil as his dad and have Hope and others reassure him over that but he would still think in a paranoid sort of way that the Salemites are weary of him . This story is appaling !! I am rather stunned by how dark Days has become both on the screen with the darker lighting and in terms of story : too much violence , grief and pain … This show needs to be refocused around family , love , romance , emotion , socially relevant stories , In my opinion Days is going to loose big in the ratings … Chase should be the hero , the survivor , the good guy trying to overcome a difficult situation not his father’s copycat . Stupid , inexcusable writing ! Can’t believe how awful all 3 other soaps have become ! Why have all of our soaps become so unwatchable ??

    • 4ever DAYS

      February 18, 2016 at 8:58 am

      You can’t get much more socially relevant than teen rape, nicholas.

      Let this storyline be a warning to teens. Let it warn teens and their parents how volatile a step-sibling/child can be. Show the adults to not be so wrapped up in their own little world that they overlook something.

  10. HACC

    February 17, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    This storyline is SO STUPID!!! It never should have been written let alone considered in the first place! Chase is one of the best teens in the teen scene! He shouldn’t have been ruined for a storyline that NO ONE wants to watch! It’s completely unfair and it came out of no where! Just like the storyline for Aiden came out of thin air and made NO SENSE! With AIDENS return I was hoping for Aiden to reunite with Hope BUT also with chase! And for days to fix the mess they caused! But now they’re also ruining chase!? Chase is needed in the teen scene! Without him it’s basically borderline incest! Team Chase! Team Aiden! Team Jennings! Team HAIDEN! Team HOPE&AIDEN! Team HAIDEN family! #LetThisBeADream

  11. Kelly

    February 17, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    All I have to say is, “Where did all the good soap writers go?”

    They are all into the shock and awe with nothing substantive.

  12. Chloe

    February 17, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    When the new writers took over, Josh Griffith tweeted several times about how the show was going to have so much “romance”. So far, all we’ve had are multiple murders [and from what I hear, another one is coming], Now they’re adding rape to the mix?? What’s next – Bubonic Plague?

    I’d prefer to not see a rape storyline at all, but if it has to be done, I wish they would have picked someone on the show who can actually act. WoodenCiara is just awful; she can’t act her way out of a paper bag. Yes, she can cry on cue but her delivery is so monotone & she barely moves her mouth. She’s just horrible & I think it’s a huge mistake to give her such an important storyline & to keep putting her in the forefront.

  13. Eddie

    February 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    If this is how the “new” DOOL is going to be for the next two years then I say better to end it right now.

  14. Llanviewer717

    February 17, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    This is a very disturbing turn of events. I have two responses. First, rape is a horrible, violent and disgusting crime. There has been so much violence against women on the show already – the murders of Serena and Paige, the attack on Marlena, and the kidnapping of Abigail and Ciara. Enough already.

    Secondly, I don’t know that these two young actors are up to the task of telling this very complex story.

  15. Enrique

    February 17, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I’m going to wait and see how this storyline goes. One of the greatest soap storylines Josh Griffith, along with Michael Malone did was the rape of Marty Saybrooke on OLTL. I hope this brings out Vivian Jovanni’s talents the same way Susan Haskell played her story.

    • Llanviewer717

      February 18, 2016 at 9:14 am

      The rape Marty Saybrooke was a riveting story expertly portrayed by Susan Haskell. Susan was doing a terrific job with the character before the rape. Based on what I’ve observed, Susan Haskell is light-years ahead of Vivian Jovanni in acting ability.

  16. Lana

    February 18, 2016 at 12:14 am

    I think that TPTB will regret this. I’m willing to give the younger actors a chance but they are far from ready for this heavy of a storyline. Plus there was very little build up and suspense. Just shock value.

  17. jaybird369

    February 18, 2016 at 12:15 am

    And the sad decline of DOOL continues……….

  18. Magento

    February 18, 2016 at 2:10 am

    This soap is going off the rails. I mean come on. First you up age the characters mid story as if that wasn’t awkward enough. Then they kill of Chase’s father only to bring Bo back and to then have him die. Now this!?! I mean come on DOOL’s. This has to top the worst of the writing decisions (many outlined above by others). While I’ve loved this show for years (since HS), I think it’s about time to drop this sinking ship.

  19. Stephanie L

    February 18, 2016 at 3:24 am

    DOOL has survived because of love and romance and doing whats right. It should be Bos ghost that comes back and makes sure justice is done and all is righted

  20. Brett

    February 18, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I think he’s been hypnotised.

  21. Joel

    February 18, 2016 at 5:34 am

    If Hope doesn’t throw Chase out for good, she is off her rocker.

    • Marco

      February 18, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Please let hope kill chase, fire the gun again hope. Lol. Your good with that. Also let hope fire bullets at Andre Dimera. Now its time to stop watching Days. I will stick to Y&R and The Talk.

  22. Mary Stevens

    February 18, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Really,DAYS??? Two rapes in two weeks?In essence,what Ava did to Steve was rape.A big difference being that they aren’t kids,and Nichols and Braun have the acting skills to handle this story line.No one wants this brutal story line.Why???

  23. fginaspy

    February 18, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Bad idea. A rape story never gets me to tune in. I won’t be watching.

  24. CeeCee

    February 18, 2016 at 6:04 am

    That is so, so, bad; it’s ridiculous. How did this unassuming, quiet , respectful kid turn into a monster? What is going on? So dumb and weird.
    For once, give us a story that is memorable in a good way. I am still in Ben-mode….haven’t recovered/awakened from that nightmare yet.
    Now this? Not to mention that Chad is turning into Stefano ll. Bah!

    • CeeCee

      February 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Oh, my goodness, Victor. Really? Ciara will be cutting herself? I know that this may not be important to some, but the kids are home from school, this week. I had all my nieces and nephews over, almost every day.
      My older nieces ( 11 and 9 ) love Days and I was at a loss for words when they asked me what was wrong with Ciara. Obviously I FF many scenes when they’re around, so they did not see anything too graphic….but cutting? The PTB should be a little more cautious. I realize they are not beholden to the viewer’s age, but, this is the younger group with whom we are dealing.
      The youngest fans will ask questions about this younger cast. They actually only care about the adults peripherally. I am amazed by this info. Sad!!

      • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

        February 19, 2016 at 7:10 am

        If they want to know whats wrong with Ciara just tell them the truth: bad acting…lol

      • CeeCee

        February 19, 2016 at 8:27 am

        Oh, my Jimmy. Lol. These kids have no idea, no concept what making love, having sex , or what rape is. My sister-in-law and sister would not be too happy if I gave thrir daughters lessons in sex education. LOL.
        My point is, no sooner these kids were SORASED, tragedy strikes in more ways than one. It is neverending with this soap. I don’t want to put a damper on the fact that Chandler is coming or anything; which should bring a happy light to the show; but, I’m beginning to think he will probably appear as a ghost or play someone else. I miss Will snd Sonny.
        Bad acting is right, to a certain point, Jimmy. I never went through that kind of nightmare, thank goodness, but I think Ciara is doing and acting exactly as a rape victim would. The secrecy, the shame, the fear, the mental anguish and confusion…..all normal feelings. Later.

      • CeeCee

        February 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm

        Clearing a bit of confusion here. My brother and his wife have a daughter; and my sister has a daughter with her husband , as well. Lol.

      • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

        February 19, 2016 at 4:15 pm

        You know you are right about Ciara…the secrecy, the shame, the fear, mental anguish and confusion…it happened to me as a child-changed me forever…i did did not get help until i was in my 30s and to this day only one other living person in my family knows about it…counseling sure helped…just regret not mustering up enough courage to get help sooner but like most victims of this horrible crime the shame can be overwhelming…

  25. Mo

    February 18, 2016 at 6:26 am

    I was hoping they would be interrupted. I think it is so wrong. When Lauren played Ciara, Ciara was a different character. She has changed so much and not for the better. This is a majorly wrong decision and I don’t like it.

    • Mo

      February 18, 2016 at 6:32 am

      Considering Ciara was kidnapped as a child and is the daughter of two cops, wouldn’t she know some self-defense? I also think she should not have allowed the kiss to go on so long. That was so soap opera. And the minute Chase started getting close and with his lips, she should have moved away. This decision is bad. Bring back romance. Bring back Julie and Doug and give them real story!!!! Maybe Hope will send Ciara off to in-patient counseling. I think Hope should tell Chase he killed his mother. That would really send him over the edge. And if Chase has an aunt, why hasn’t she come forward? Why hasn’t child services come along since Chase hasn’t been adopted or some formal living arrangement with Hope. Bring some light back to Days. Please.

      And stop having everyone having convos in the square in the winter wearing next to nothing.

  26. Mo

    February 18, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Ciara needs to be recast, but at this point, I’d love for Chase, Ciara, Joey, Claire, and Theo to all leave town.

    • CeeCee

      February 18, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Awww, I like Theo. The rest can leave, but add Belle to that group. I am not a violent person, but I want to smack Belle and Hope to moon.

  27. k/kay

    February 18, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I don’t watch this show but I tell you Hollywood bitches about violence against women but they can’t get enough of it. Ugh!!!

    • CeeCee

      February 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Yeah! The irony, right, Kay? You speak the truth.

  28. Iakovos

    February 18, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Was hoping for more fun teen stories to counter the darkness of recent months. Not to mention tome to really bond with these new actors and SORAS’d chracters. Seeing kids be kids for a awhile before we might have taken this storyline step. Not sure I like the hypnosis mind control plot. It seems so 1980s. With so much drama in our world, I would like to see something a little more relevant on the canvas.

  29. Jimh(leave it to beaver)

    February 18, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Too much…Darkness Of Our Lives…now will Ciara become pregnant…will Theo step in and claim to be the father to help Ciara keep her secret once she confides in him…when the truth comes out…will Chase be brutally attacked by someone-one of Andre’s thugs cause Chase was going to tell about his connection to Andre-Theo will be framed and sent to jail while Chase lays in a coma…then Theo is brutally attacked in jail to keep the gloom and doom coming…we need some brighter days ahead.

    • CeeCee

      February 18, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Good stuff, Jimmy.

  30. Julien

    February 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

    This is a hot mess! Chase and Joey pining for each other would’ve been a far better story option than this travesty!

  31. Donna

    February 18, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Please no I did like Chase now they blew it for me. OMG this is not ok. I feel grossed out please tell me it didnt happen please . Please tell me he stops!!!! please and runs away.

  32. Ray

    February 18, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I usually try to be positive about the show, with the exception of extremely bad storylines and less-than-capable actors. But, I think the recent storylines are “jumping the shark.” I have expressed how thrilled I was with the shows we were seeing when the new writing team came onboard and everything revolving around the 50th anniversary shows. Now, it seems the writers are obsessed with writing characters into a corner.

    First, please stop bringing back DEAD characters, even as ghosts. If you want the fans to not miss these characters, stop reminding us that they were once a great part of show and now, gone forever. If the writers knew Shawn Christian was not going to renew his contract (obviously they did since they stopped writing for his character), why didn’t they create a storyline that would have simply had Daniel leave town. It is easier for fans to deal with Daniel and Nicole not having a happy ending instead of the character dying and giving his heart to Brady. It makes you wonder if Shawn decides to come back, will Daniel really not be dead?

    Next, if Daniel Cosgrove was so well-liked with the show, why not write his character in a different direction instead of seeing him become an attempted murderer? Now, three months after killing him, we read he too is coming back to the show. I am not sure for how long, but why couldn’t the writers simply have Aiden not understand Hope’s feelings for Bo and tell her that he couldn’t always live in Bo’s shadow? I always thought he could have been great with Jennifer or Nicole. Instead, the show lost a well-liked, well-respected actor just for Bo to come back and then die within weeks.

    The next issue is Hope killing Stefano in cold blood. Stefano has been a legacy character for more than 30 years. Why could we not see a two-week build-up to a “who done it” murder instead of watching the show’s leading lady shoot him in cold blood and then watch Rafe dispose of the body in a condemned building? It seems this storyline is writing both characters into a corner with too much redemption that will need to take place. Is this why we have JJ. Shawn and Lani new to the police department to take Hope and Rafe’s places?

    Did someone think it sounded like a good idea to bring Ava back to the show and within weeks, watch her have sexy scenes with a juvenile, hit Kayla over the head (missing in action for two weeks???) and then make Steve sleep with her just to find out their child is dead? I am not a soap writer, but that does NOT sound like an entertaining storyline.

    Now, after trying to grow accustomed to all of these new young characters, we have to watch a 16-year-old girl get raped by her step-brother? This is NOT entertainment, especially when this is such a heavy storyline and the actors are not seasoned enough to carry it.

    All of these storylines are happening at a time when others characters are NOT working, whether it be recasts or bad casting decisions. Martha Madison’s Belle is one of the most annoying on the show. The character is unrecognizable. Belle was always the sweetheart of the show. Now, she walks around looking mad and miserable about Shawn, Phillip and Claire.

    Where was the goodbye scenes with Eve? Did she leave town? Did she tell Theresa and Eduardo that she needed to go visit Shane? Speaking of, I liked A Martinez on “Santa Barbara.” But so far, he looks like a brooding bore, sitting around Horton Town Square listening to other’s conversations. Five months after joining the show, give us something to root for (or against).

    I know times have changed, but please stop throwing characters in bed together before the audience has time to accept them as a new couple? The Phillip and Belle bedroom scenes in Las Vegas was nothing more than a romp in the hay. Is this the writers’ idea of more romance on the show?

    I am thrilled the show received another contract extension, but at the same time, it is harboring near unwatchable. It is frustrating to know how great the show was THREE months ago and now, I go days without watching it at all because I have no interest in too many new characters. With the renewal, please take a hard look at the show and start weeding out the actors that fans are not no interest. Andre is a cartoon villian, with no redeeming qualities and the teen cast is overwhelmingly unpoular with the audience. Bite the bullet and realize what is working versus not working.

    I am looking forward to seeing Jordi and Marie Wilson join the cast. Cheers to better “Days” ahead.

  33. Anne

    February 18, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Here’s an example of what DAYS could have done to engage viewers. Once Chad and Abigail emerged from captivity and Ben was in jail, they could have developed their story of recovery as young love that overcomes all odds. Inspiring romance. But no. Instantly, Chad is hypnotized to hate Abby. Then he moves the family into the evil mansion–there’s got to be more with that than a set shortage. Absurd. .

    The romantic possibilities for Steve and Kayla have been squashed. And as everyone has mentioned ad infinitum, Sonny and Will’s story ended in violence.

  34. Latasha

    February 18, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Idont think it right to put a rape in ther I love it how it was

  35. Mo

    February 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Is Ciara going to be on-screen even more now? I can’t take her bad acting as it is. If this storyline gives her more screentime, it will really be bad for viewers.

    • Llanviewer717

      February 18, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      You’re so right Mo. On Thursday’s episode, I guess Ciara was supposed to be hurt, shocked, terrified, horrified and confused by what Chase did to her. With the current actress, I just didn’t feel it. She’s too stiff. She appears to be reading her lines. She has no facial, vocal or body expression. She doesn’t make the character live.

      • CeeCee

        February 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

        That’s true. Ciara is displaying what a rape victim does go through, as I said above. But, she is doing it without heart….very mechanical. The movements are there, but no emotion. That is what’s missing, which is why we cannot connect with her emotionally. And, everyone is right …..she does not hit the spot, as an actress.

  36. tim S

    February 18, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Wow.. I am surprised by all of the negative comments… I am liking Days and the unpredictable(ness) of it. Rape is bad and not in favor of it, but it is happening out there daily in the world. This story could be good for many to see out there in the world. Remember everyone … .WE are in 2016… Soaps need to evolve and create intriguing storylines… Days is doing this and doing a good job.. Sure it has been dark lately,, but it will lighten up a bit eventually. I can only watch so much lovey dovey storyline…. Give it some time and have some faith in the new writers… You all have a choice to turn it off and not watch, but it sounds like you all will be watching to see ho this story plays out….

    • Patrick

      February 18, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      this – has, to be – a case of “totally” took me by surprise ! No?

      and /or a case of just had it… the last straw… all our mindset

      took in and adjusted to the fact that a serial killer wreaked havoc

      Rape… with two minors…. a child

      that’s a big deal to not overlook and shake your viewing pleasure ? argh!

      I didn’t have a chance to watch all of Thursday ep’…. it still looks like this in fact occurred…

      I’m so hoping… that this is still a case of Chase just running away from his emotion(s) or lack therof

      Rape … is right their,…. at the core and epicenter of brutality at it’s worst… even surpasses murder. so.. this is a relevant social issue that needs to be addressed and revived.

      I will be tuning in to DAYS

      • tim S

        February 18, 2016 at 9:04 pm

        Patrick.. I am a little upset with your comment of “Viewing Pleasure” I don’t think you need to be attacking me and judging me due to my comments. Your can have you opinion, but don’t make your comment sounds like I am seeing pleasure in someone being rape??!! It is soap drama and all I am saying is that there should be made awareness of rape and I am glad that Days is taking on this topic to make people aware of it.

        Try to be a little more sensitive on here on attacking people’s comments. That is not cool!!

      • tim S

        February 18, 2016 at 9:14 pm

        I re read your post and Looks like was mistaken.. I apologize. I wish this website could let you delete your post if you make a mistake!!! No way to delete it, if you make a mistake and post it!!

        Thanks Patrick for your comment!

      • Patrick

        February 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

        Hi Tim…

        watching daytime serial 5 days a week… one expects that it’s going to be just that…its, a required, on obsession, a habit… a viewing pleasure, for me near 4 decades.

        I am glad that you took the stance that this issue… that will never… go away… is of relevancy…. Rape is the most heinous crime… and should… get the electric chair… with no choice of life sentence.

        LOL… I SO wish we could go back and make corrections.. I do a lot of that… with my grammar

    • Tom84

      February 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Totally agree with you Tim. Obviously I don’t condone it, but rape has been a big part of Days of our Lives history. Laura in the 60s (or was it 70s?), Kayla by Jack in the 80s, Sami in the 90s and again in the 00s and now Ciara in the 10s. Even Sami’s friend Jamie was sexually abused by her father in the 90s. I get that things have been pretty grim with the murders, but overall, for me having watched for almost 20 years, what’s happened over the last six months has been a hell of a lot more interesting than other times in the shows history. I’d much rather watch something that happens every day (as awful as it is) in real life than everybody happy and in love like many people seem to want to see. That’s great and all but it’s really not that entertaining. The faster pace is working for me too – I got sick of watching five minutes of an episode and those character having the same conversation over 36 minutes. At least at the moment characters come in halfway through an episode so there’s a bit of movement.

    • CeeCee

      February 19, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Maybe, tim S. While you are so right about bringing soaps up to par with the 21st Century, people’s feelings about what’s good and bad in this world haven’t changed that much. This is a discussion, so, we will get a myriad of opinions, thoughts, feelings and sometime, remarks with which we do not appreciate.
      Yes, putting what goes on around us to the forefront on TV, Daytime or otherwise, is all fine and good….but, firstly choose the right protagonist; one who can take us with her and within her. I got nothing from Ciara/Vivian.
      Not only that, there has been too much turmoil and devastation lately with Days. We need a break to regroup. That’s all. My opinion.

  37. Allen saint james

    February 18, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Daytime Drama! Days of our lives Is a DAY TIME DRAMA. PERIOD
    I’M afraid to watch this episode because it’s Co and Hope’s daughter but if the scene makes me cry and feel something they continue to be on a roll. The other day I when Theresa was consoling Nicole I felt so sad (and started to cry) keep it up

    • Patrick

      February 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      I get what you are saying: I caught up and watched Wed. ep

      we do not know how far things progressed… oy! this thread is really throwing people in a tailspin… me with; OK

      this is a daytime serial we know; share socially conscious relevant topical subject matter…. I get that as well


      there’s a lot of intensity in ALL of Wednesday ep

      this being just one part of ;

      Steve / Kayla / Joey / Ava :

      Kayla and Steve talk to Roman about pressing charges against Ava
      Steve telling Kayla about Joey walking in on him and Ava… (they didn’t go all the way.. (which is how I’m hoping Chase and Ciara stops)

      Hope and Rafe talk to Roman… and Hope and Rafe set their plan in motion… to set up Andre for the murder of Stefano… who has Bo gun with fingerprints

      Belle finds out Claire knows the truth about Belle having all this money…. all the money Andre is trying to get back… from Sami
      woah! Belle herself… is ready to slap her own daughter.. Marlena are you their?
      LOL.. Claire goes to the police station and tells her cop… that Belle has Stefano money !?!? what will Shawn D. do with that info

      Chad , I think… finally believes Andre.. when Andre has been trying to convince Chad that Hope and Rafe are in cahoots framing and murdered Stefano.

      ps: I am believing in the friendship between Nicole and Theresa. which… trust me.. has me cheering from the sidelines… Jenn Lilly is back on track… and I Must admit…so IS Arianne Zucker’ Nicole… that February 14th episode.. had better be the last we see of Dr. godlike Daniel Jonas… ENOUGH! move on, Nicole !

      I realize a lot of us faithful viewers are older.. and have grown up with (lol) Steve and Kayla… I just took it for granted.. that the majority of posts… would LOVE… as I LOVE LOVE LOVE Steve and Kayla… but.. that just doesn’t seem to be the case… it seems pretty evenly split…

      so… for the necessary evil of counteracting this happy couple… I am LOVING Tamara Braun’ Ava.. I think she has the right amount of fire… with Steve. there’s a simmering past rekindle that’s passionate

      AND… knowing that Daniel Cosgrove is coming back…. he’s perfect chemistry and foible and lots of feminine wile… for Mary Beth Evans’ Kayla to REEL

      just saying; lots of potential… for this foursome… Steve, Kayla, Ava, and ex-Aiden


      Days is offering lots of drama

      I have to go back to my past posts… once again… I’m going to prop two of the most intriguing characters and favorite couple

      Ava ; Andre ; and Chad and Abs ! Bravo performances

      • nancy dillingham

        February 19, 2016 at 9:00 am

        I do NOT like what they are doing to Chad and Abby. They have one warm interlude after he found the baby–and it’s been arm’s length. Why don’t TPTB go with a great love story and great chemistry? Stopping just when the story was getting good? UH-HUH–a dirty trick to play on the viewers. Even if the actress playing Abby is leaving down the road, they can have a GREAT love story–and the character of Abby can be replaced on down the road. Not cool, writers–and, most importantly, not keeping longtime viewers who had tuned out and were beginning to tune in again.

      • Allen saint james

        February 20, 2016 at 8:51 pm

        I finally watched the episode and I’ll say I was tuned in from start to finish. I love drama that throws characters into new territory and is saying something about society. I felt steve “giving it” to Ava with forceful made sense in a way that was earned. She got what she wanted didn’t she. Andre I’d a revelation. After all Stefano and his family have done to Hope and her family I don’t feel it the least bit skeptical of Hope’s Motivation to kill. These kinds of story bits make me question my own moral code etc and that’s exciting to me. I think this rape storyline with Ciara is sad on a few levels(she just lost her father and her mother is fighting for her life) so this I can only imagine how terrible she is feeling.

  38. Chrystie_Delancey

    February 18, 2016 at 12:02 pm


    This makes me believe they should go back to a different taping schedule. Had they been able to do so, this story would NEVER have happened because they would have listened to the viewers constant complaints about SORASing Ciara. Chase is not needed. He should have gone into foster care when his father died.

    This is just disgusting and so unnecessary. They need to get rid of Chase ASAP and send Ciara to boarding school or something and recast her with a better actress. They are blowing it big time with RJ too.

  39. Mellisa M

    February 18, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Don’t understand why Josh Griffith has decided to go down such a bleak path with DAYS. It was on such a progressive uptick, but now, it’s DAYS MAYHEM all the time. I thinks this rape might have crossed the line.

    The little rapist needs to die. No cover up or excuses. Kill the kid off.

  40. clh

    February 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Yeah, over this show. I just deleted all my unwatched DVR episodes and cancelled recording it. Not watching anymore of this garbage. Wish the show had been cancelled.

  41. maddiehayes

    February 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I concur with everybody. DAYS has become a disgusting joke! Every other week there is a murder, a death, a rape, somebody high on alcohol or drugs .. WHERE is the ROMANCE, the ADVENTURE I used to love about DAYS?! Why not give Patch&Kayla a great adventure where they can work together as a team instead of this sordid Ava story? Why is “Daniel’s heart” a main character? We can’t get rid of this guy!!! .. And why in the name of all that’s holy, did Chase rape Ciara?! They were so cute when they were little (about 6 months ago). Whose bright idea WAS this?! I can only hope, as someone above mentioned, maybe Andre brainwashed Chase (and Aiden, too!).

    • 4ever DAYS

      February 18, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Food for thought (literally and figuratively), maddie:

      Andre has been feeding Chase, so it’s possible the food was drugged. If there’s a silver lining, it will be when Theo eventually comes to Ciara’s rescue.

      I find rape to be disturbing, but some good can come from the storyline, including a reminder to the audience how quick things can turn.

      Right now, DAYS is showing how ugly rape can be, which in this instance is of a girl by her friend/stepbrother. If Ciara and Chase were on B&B, they’d be having consensual sex! Between the two, I’m happy to be watching rape instead of incest.

      • maddiehayes

        February 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

        Oh yes 4Ever, I am fully aware of how bad B&B is with the incest, but DAYS has had some pretty bad storylines of brothers & sisters “intermingling” with the same people, I especially hated Kayla & Shane. But going back even further, Bill/Laura/Mickey and Addie/Doug/Julie. This kind of behavior in real life is reserved for trailer trash. But on a soap it’s par for the course. I do hope Chase was drugged or otherwise brainwashed, keeping my fingers crossed ..

  42. mike

    February 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Chase was a character with potential, well played by a very good young actor. Days is going down the wrong path.

    • Tom84

      February 18, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Maybe, but Jack Deveraux raped his wife and stayed around for another 20 odd years. You never know how they’ll write it next.

    • nancy dillingham

      February 19, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Yes, DOWN THE WRONG PATH, definitely!
      And the young man IS a good actor.

  43. Alicia Turner

    February 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Chase is just like his father.

    • nancy dillingham

      February 19, 2016 at 9:02 am

      And a dangerous myth to perpetuate, in my opinion.

  44. blake

    February 18, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    This is horrible and just stupid, just because the previous shocker stories got viewers doesn’t mean all of them will. Want to shock us? Write some really great and clever stories!!!

  45. blake

    February 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    This reminds me of when Guiding Light made Fletcher Reade’s son, Ben (played by Matt Bomer) a prostitute serial killer.

  46. Ryan Hatch

    February 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Rape will always be an issue, and for a soap to explore it, takes guts. Rapes, as disturbing and violent as they can be, make for compelling and emotional storylines for all of the characters involved. Some of Daytime’s best storylines centered around them such as Luke raping Laura on GH, Marty’s gang rape on OLTL, and Sami being raped by Alan on DAYS. As morally reprehensible as it is, the drama that comes from it makes for an emotional roller coaster and pushes the actors to places, we as an audience haven’t seen yet.

    • code85

      February 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      I agreed it brings out drama.

      • nancy dillingham

        February 19, 2016 at 9:04 am

        When Luke raped Laura, he was originally supposed to die in a mob hit and leave the show. BUT, the story was played with depth and with angst by the two actors Genie Francis and (once) great actor Tony Geary (when he was “hungry” and wanting to act and to gain recognition).

  47. carol

    February 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I didnt see what happened ,but Chase I thought he was going to be one of the good guys boy was I ever wrong,but then again look who his dad was,He will be coming back.Waiting to see how his dad will handle this.Hey maybe Andre is really Aideen ,lol just a thought well it has been done before. Now for myself if they want to keep bringing back old characters I would love to see Vivian and Lurch there,whatever.

  48. Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

    February 18, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    While for the most part I am enjoying this film-noir version of Salem town, I think this storyline is a mistake. It is too much for a group of characters that are still establishing themselves with the audience.

  49. Aidan

    February 18, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    I stopped watching Days years ago because it just became too ridiculous, but I see not much has changed. How many female characters been raped now?

    Laura, Julie, Marlena, Liz, Kimberly, Kayla, Sami (twice), Jamie, Billie, Stephanie, Jennifer, Maggie, Jan, Adrienne, Nicole. Melissa, Hope, Carrie, Chelsea and countless others have been attacked.

    And it’s NEVER written well. It’s just a tool to quickly arc a character into another story. It’s foul and obscene, and a crutch DAYS has used for far too long. Now they’re raping men (Eric, Steve) and it’s not being handled any better. In fact, it’s worse.

    Done. Done with all of it.

  50. Michael

    February 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I do NOT like the teen storyline at ALL. Nor do I like most of the young actors in these roles. They- especially the actors portraying Theo, Chase, and Bell’s daughter are almost completely devoid of talent. The worst of all I thought, has been Vivian. I truly couldn’t stand her scenes with Hope or any of the teens. However, and I hate to admit it, but she has demonstrated some acting potential in today’s reactive scenes. Plus, unlike Days from years ago, circa Kayla and Jack when the violent scenes lasted much longer on camera, at least the Ciara and Chase scene was brief yesterday. I truly hope that Corday uses this as a teachable moment and is responsible and has Ciara go to a hospital before showering and presses charges immediately. If not then the storyline is just gratuitous and deeply insulting to long time Days fans who have grown up loving these characters.
    One another topic- has anyone noticed that Mary Beth Evans has been proving time after time, scene after scene, all year long that she has morphed into a truly exceptional actress after all these years? I used to think she was good, and of course beautiful beyond words, but her consistent acting talent in such a cherished character is blowing me away every time she’s on camera. Years ago I used to think that Nichols was the better actor- and he is still good- but Evans is the one to watch. Plus their chemistry, unlike some veteran couples, is still palppatable and as presently authentic as it was so many years ago. Clearly they genuinely like one another, and knowing that makes their scenes fun to watch.
    Finally- get rid of the Daniel’s heart storyline. It’s silly and dull. Please bring back Chandker Massey- just write a Dallas type shower scene and we’ll all collectively forget the whole Wilson mistake.And for the love of that hourglass please please please bring on Deidre Hall in a real story. John or no John. Love interest new or old- I do not care. I just miss Deidre Hall so so much. She’s such a wonderful actress and I used to love watching her act. Sometimes I think that Corday just forgets or doesn’t understand that we watch Days primarily for the characters we have grown attached to all these years and the actors that we fall in love with who portray these characters.

  51. code85

    February 18, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    After reading most of this bs , violence against women is wrong yes, but some of us have short-term memory lost , Refreshing ever body memory : Jack raped Kayla, Lawrence raped Jennifer , Sami raped Austin , Jan spears lock Shawn in caged , Abby took advantage of a drink Austin and lie about sleeping together , E.j force himself on Sami and other soaps have did these types of stories. Even Bill Horton raped Laura years ago and resulted in Mike . I personally are on fence with these types of stories. But nobody made a fuss over the past ones , like are throwing hissing now over this one. We can not change it. Grow up

    • 4ever DAYS

      February 19, 2016 at 10:23 am

      code85, I think most of these complainers are B&B viewers who assume brothers and sisters should have consensual sex!

      • maddiehayes

        February 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

        LOL, I hate B&B, it is SO incestuous .. Code85 is right, DAYS is harkening back to one of its very first storylines, Bill raping his sister-in-law, Laura. Who later married him. Austin & Sami got engaged, Sami married EJ. Jack & Kayla are loving inlaws. I guess the show’s message is, anything can be forgiven. (?) Ciara and Chase will end up at least friends, if not lovers. I don’t like it, but that’s the way DAYS rolls.

  52. Mo

    February 19, 2016 at 6:01 am

    I don’t like how they handled the aftermath of the attack. Why didn’t Ciara call her mom or tell Jen? SOMETHING. Show people how you should react, i.e., call the police.

    I don’t like this and I just hope Ciara doesn’t end up pregnant.

    • Mo

      February 19, 2016 at 6:02 am

      Now is Chase going to return and then Hope will wonder why Ciara doesn’t want to be around him? Chase should have left when his dad died. Actually, they should never have aged the kids. There was story without doing that. Nothing is gained with these teen stories and the actors are not good and not established on the show.

    • nancy dillingham

      February 19, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Horrors! PLEASE NO!

  53. dmr

    February 19, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I stopped recording the show after Eileen Davidson’s short return; although, I do tune-in while home for lunch and I do catch-up on the recaps and read the comments. My first thought was, the actress who plays Ciara is not equipped to handle this sensitive and serious storyline. The girl can not act. A subject as serious as this needs to be handled with kid gloves and taken seriously, and this young lady does not have the acting capabilities to do this type of storyline justice. My second thought was, the Horton’s great-granddaughter, attacked on their couch in their home? Good Grief. The new teen scene has taken over the show and unfortunately, they will continue to do so. All I could think of was little Lauren Boles when I read this. That is who I think of when I think of Ciara Brady.

  54. carol

    February 19, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Soon Days will have a zombie attack,oh please don’t I hate zombies if that happens I wont watch it lol Seriously though Ciara, Chase,Theo,who else is there do absolutely nothing for me oh ya JJ too.I would like to see Elaine Princi come back I was a fan of hers until Days let her go. Days seems to have a bad habit of letting the good characters go ,just look what they did to Kassie.and does everyone have to look like a model these days??

  55. Vicki

    February 19, 2016 at 11:49 am

    As a personal survivor of an assault myself, I am very angry that Days chose do to this YET again. Daytime very rarely gets this crime right and to put this in the hands of a new young actress who has barely started on the show is not a good indicator of things to come. I will watch NO PART of this story. My gut tells me they will have her end up pregnant then do the whole abortion angle……DISGRACEFUL

  56. bndgurl

    February 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    hate this storyline! Really really dislike it. We don’t have many likable young actors and I liked Chase. Ugh! He is now tainted. I hate when they don’t let you develop fondness or interest in the teen set, then they use sensational stories to bring interest. But this is a very real and deeply painful experience for many women. Do stories about other things, or do this one more responsibly.

  57. Jim Preston

    February 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Not only do I dislike the storyline, it wasn’t even convincingly performed. These two young inexperienced actors aren’t capable of making this believable, I’m sorry but the acting chops just aren’t there. I didn’t think it was believably choreographed, she hardly resisted his advances, it seems to me that the character would be more of a fighter, meaning that she would have struggled more physically. I’m not being insensitive to the subject matter at all, I know it’s a serious topic and it happens but it wasn’t well done.

  58. Nik

    February 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I have to admit this scene was tastefully done which had my head in a tailspin. 🙂 Sometimes graphic depicting is not necessary but just let the audience use their imagination. Good Job DOOL.

  59. Tee25

    February 22, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I agree with the comments on how bad the decision was that after all of the tragedy Hope and Cierra have experienced then to throw in a rap out of the blue with these two young new characters is just unbelievable and so unfair to the actors and fans. These characters have not been developed enough on the show for anyone to care about them to go on this serious and painful journey with them. Rap is a horrible crime and should not be something that’s just thrown in haphazardly. Then to have chase move from a little kid to a troubled teenager who first start to bully Theo and then moves to raping Cierra. It’s just too big of a leap – it makes no sense.

  60. Candice

    March 3, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I’ve been watching DOOL for 23 years and through the years there have been storylines and characters that were SO BORING or ridiculous that I just had to stop watching for a while until things resolved themselves and, unfortunately, this is one of those times.

    Many of the SORAS actors are limited in range to say the least. Ciara and Theo and Theo being the worst, as they are literally painful to watch; it’s like they are reading their lines from a cue card. So dull and lifeless. A rape plot for this actress is a serious freaking stretch. If it was another actress, perhaps, but not her. And, Chase, I really liked him; he was troubled but he has some acting chops and I don’t mind seeing where his character goes. With him now being a rapist, he’s going to have his work cut out to make him a sympathetic character, but it’s not unheard of … let’s not forget EJ raping Sammi and becoming a super couple on the show. I don’t think that is going to happen with Chase, but you never know. I think they should replace Vivian Jovanni ASAP. A stronger actress could move this storyline along with Chase (Jonathan McClendon). Now I guess Chase is going after Belle and Shawn’s daughter, Claire. I’m hoping they don’t have Chase become some serial rapist and attack her as well, but that might be exactly what they’re doing.

    So, bummed about this story line and REALLY bummed about the bad casting of Ciara.

  61. Mel

    October 5, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Because it is 2016 and we should know better.
    None of the past rape storylines are ok.
    Days has spent the past 30 years sending out the most appalling messages.
    No one ends up married and in love with their rapist.
    Yes we can change it.

  62. Rita

    June 11, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Why did he do that it not far on her to be rape chase should be locked up for raping her I am on Caria side

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.


The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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Y&R Wins Drama Series, Jason Thompson and Heather Tom Take Top Acting Honors During 47th Annual Daytime Emmys

The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were presented tonight on CBS in the first virtual Emmys ceremony and broadcast.

It was CBS’ The Young and the Restless that won big on the night taking home 8 trophies; including Outstanding Drama Series, and one for Lead Actor for Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott), who finally won an Emmy on his sixth acting nomination, but first for Y&R.

In an historic moment, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie) tied Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki, OLTL) by winning a record-tying sixth Daytime Emmy for her role as Katie Logan Spencer in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.

Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim, General Hospital) won her second Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award having won years earlier for her work Ava Vitali on Days of our Lives.   Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) won for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, his second Emmy but first in more than 13 years.  He previously won for Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful were the next shows that won the most Emmys for the night with 4

In a statement, NATAS, President and CEO, Adam Sharp shares: “Tonight, we did not let the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 keep up from honoring some of the most talented contributors to our Daytime Television community.  We celebrated not only the best programming and performances of the last year, but reflected on the legacy of Daytime’s biggest moments and icons.”

The broadcast was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International.

Below are the winners in the daytime drama and digital drama categories revealed tonight:

Outstanding Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Digital Drama Series

The Bay

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Thompson, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Tamara Braun, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Olivia Rose Keegan, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Eva LaRue, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Directing Team in  a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful and Dark Web (Tie)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama or Digital Drama Series


Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

Days of our Lives

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

So, what do you think about this year’s winners? Were you thrilled or was your favorite snubbed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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How The Virtual Daytime Emmys Came Together And Will Look and Feel

Friday night, daytime fans, soap fans, and all the hard working people in front of the camera and behind the scenes that make your favorite soap operas come to life; will be awaiting the announcement in 15 categories to see who is the recipients of this year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmys.

The show finally back on network TV and on CBS, and according to Variety the show is going to be pre-taped, but to keep the element of surprise, presenters  appearing on the Emmys were asked to tape 5 different envelope openings — and every nominee in the major categories presented will have been asked to tape an acceptance speech.

As for keeping the winners’ identities under wraps, NATAS President and CEO Adam Sharp shared: “We’ve established an internal process so that actual knowledge of the winner is kept as a need-to-know basis on a category-by-category basis.  Certainly as we get closer to final delivery of the show, on the week of the 26th, there will be those who start seeing the whole picture come together. But obviously, a big goal of that is keeping that circle small.”

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Look for more clips and visuals than usual in the virtual Daytime Emmys.  According to ATI’s, Al Schwartz who is executive producing the telecast: “Since it’s pre-taped, we can really present, for the viewers’ entertainment, the best possible visuals for each nominee. There’s going to be time to breathe in this show. And also, there’s time to keep the pacing up, so that it doesn’t get monotonous.”

The ladies of The Talk serve as hosts for Daytime’s biggest night, even though everyone will be shown from their homes.  It all starts at 8 p. m. EST/7 p. m. CST and tape delayed on the west coast airing at 8 p. m. PST.

So, how do you think the first ever virtual Daytime Emmys will be? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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