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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Eduardo Down, John Meets His Father, Abigail Freaks At Her Wedding!

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Friday’s Days of our Livesoffered up an intense episode filled with gunfire, kidnappings, a wedding, and a freak out!

First, at the warehouse, John (Drake Hogestyn) and Eduardo (A Martinez) are facing off with thethe gunmen who are trying to kill them as they finish off their mysterious drinks!  It is revealed that Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Arianna have been kidnapped by these henchmen and someone is calling the shot using an altered voice.  Eventually, Marlena and Arianna are freed, and John tells Marlena to leave quickly.

As the situation in the warehouse escalates and shots ring out, back-up has come in the form of the Salem PD with Rafe (Galen Gering), JJ (Casey Moss) and Lani (Sal Stowers).  But things take a dire turn when Eduardo sees that his son in the line of fire from an oncoming bullet from one of the assasins.  Next, Eduardo throws himself in front of Rafe and is shot.  The next several minutes are tense as Eduardo is bleeding out, and Rafe is trying to hold his composure while tending to his father.  Rafe tells Lani to get an ambulance!  But then, Eduardo asks where John is and then everyone realizes he is gone! John has been kidnapped.

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Later at the end of the episode, John is tied up and in some large room that eerily looks like a lab. In comes a decrepit old man with a horrendous red scar across his face with big eyes, who introduces himself as Timothy Robicheaux AKA Yo Lin (Tobin Bell)!   The old man implores John to look at his eyes to see their resemblance.  This finally introduces the story of the unraveling mystery of John’s biological father.

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Meanwhilem Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail (Kate Mansi) are in the throes of their wedding day, but the wedding party is MIA.  Chad eventually learns why after speaking with Gabi  (Camila Banus) who was worried for her daughter’s kidnapping and the best man Rafe iis n the middle of the shootout! Chad does some improvising and gets Theo (Kyler Pettis) to be his best man.

In the most touching moment of the episode, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes), Adrienne (Judi Evans) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) give Abigail something borrowed, blue, and new which all had significant meanings.  Julie gives Abby a poem from her great-grandfather Tom Horton, who’s poet pen name was of course, “Norm De Plume”.  Adrienne gives Abigail a very sentimental locket with a photo of her late father Jack as a child inside …. so she’ll have always have her father nearby and to see the resemblance of her son and Jack.  Jennifer gives Abby a new penny for good luck and a drawing of a bouquet of violets she saved from Abby’s childhood.

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Eventually, the wedding begins.  Doug (Bill Hayes) walks Abigail down the aisle.  As soon as she is facing Chad and the nuptials are about to begin, Abby sees the image of Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) through the window and freaks out and screams!  Did Abby really see Ben … or is she imaging it?

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Sadly, after Gabi arrives at the hospital to be reunited with her daughter,  a cop tells her and Marlena to wait at the hospital and that he has been instructed to guard them.  What will Gabi do when she finds out her father has been shot? What will Marlena do when she realizes John has been kidnapped?

So, what did you think of Friday’s DAYS?  Did you enjoy the Chabby scenes and the beginning of their wedding?  Were your creeped out by Yo Lin?  Where is Ben Weston?  Will Eduardo’s shooting finally bring Rafe and his father closer?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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

Bill Hayes-90 years young-amazing—Susan Seaforth Hays-always adds a touch of class to the show—they will always be my number one supercouple of all time!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

They certainly have earned that position, Jimmy!

Diana
Diana

Amen to you Jim, I love Bill Hayes. He is still a handsome man. looks good for his age. Susan is a classy, sassy lady and wonderful actress.

Rodd
Rodd

Here! Here!

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

I agree both Bill/Susan bring such grace to the show. I have always love their love story on both the show and off.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Agreed!–but what they hey–what are the writers doing to Days–crazy scenes with John Black and his father Tim–W-A-Y out there; I’m afraid Days has become unwatchable for me. Hope murdering Stefano, Ciara raped, Joey smothering Ava–Patch taking the blame, the crazy man who kidnapped Abby returning to play havoc at the wedding of Chad and Abby, Jennifer, a walking zombie on pain pills. Who is there left to pull for in this CRAZY turn of events? I guess just turn it off!

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

It’s become Death Valley Days…

Michael
Michael

OMG! This Crazy John’s father story has got to GO now- I can see the ratings descending each second these ridiculous scenes last! Poor Drake!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Abby freaked out because the freak is out!

CeeCee
CeeCee

LOL. I like that, 4ever. Great pay-on-words. Do you think that’s really Ben, out there; or is Abby’s mind playing tricks on her and us?

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I think Abby’s fear pushed her to imagine seeing Ben, CeeCee.

Maybe she’ll truly see him in the flesh during her honeymoon…Imagine Chad and Abby in their honeymoon suite:

Chad orders room service. Abby’s in her dressing room or bathroom preparing for their big night. Room Service knocks at the door. Chad answers and it’s Ben. Ben subdues Chad…

Abby is ready and crawls into bed. She has no idea Ben is under the covers!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I hope Abby’s abyss doesn’t result in abysmal ratings, CeeCee. lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, my gosh, 4ever.
That would be an a TWILIGHT ZONE scene. I love your twist…it is perfect!! Best one, yet!!
More, please!!!!!!!! My sisters and I think you should write for Days. I hope TPTB read these boards.

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

One hot freak though…miss see that shirtless body!

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

I love that idea about Ben…now you should be wring Days-i agree with CeeCee!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

No, Jimmy, you can and I can assist you.

BTW, I’m not receiving my notices. I only know if someone replies to me if I reread the threads. I think I have to delete several apps and downloads to have more space for my E-mail. Maybe deleting my E-mail will help too. LOL!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Jimmy…you will always have that exalted position…..4 ever is right, both of you can work together. I don’t know what Days is waiting for…

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

The scenerio you came up with (regarding Chad answering the door and Ben taking the place of a room service attendant) would probably be considerably more compelling than some of the dreary garbage they’ve currently got airing.
I don’t care much for this “Summer” character, the “John has found his equally raspy voiced father” storyline is for the birds, and the Ciarra was raped by her almost stepbrother storyline was not well excecuted and not convincingly acted. So, at least to this Viewer’s eyes, they’d better come up with something a tad more interesting in the near future.

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

Yo Lin and John…father and son…reunited at last so John can at last learn about his past…but are you like me-grown tired of the mystery-of waiting 3 decades to learn John’s true identity?…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

I could care less about John, or what happens to him, Jimmy. The man annoys me to high heaven. Poor Marlena…’hey, doc!’.

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

I used to like him when he first came on and everyone thought he was Roman…liked him for years even after several of his identity changes but now its gotten to be too much with his convoluted and redundant storyline that i no longer care about him.

jaybird369
jaybird369

CeeCee…AGREED!!!!! And, at this point, John bores me to tears. To me, John is ANNOYING PERIOD!!!!!

Later, my friend.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@jaybird.
Hey, Jay.
I know I will get some backlash here since John is a fave of many fans….but, I have never liked John. I don’t know what it is? Maybe, the eternally puzzled look around his eyes and brows? Or the “hey, Doc”?
LOL…later, my friend.

Anne
Anne

I haven’t watched for 30 years but if that’s how long the storyline has continued–sad. This ancient scarred man going on and on about Korea is awful and unwatchable. It’s as bad as all the murder.

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

Johns story is worse…

Shell
Shell

John’s father droning on an on. I tried to stay awake but I was lulled to sleep. I kept the episode in case I want to try re-watching it tonight with better luck. But I doubt I will be able to get through it awake.

SZima
SZima

As someone who just started watching Days only 3-4 years ago, the whole “John’s Story” thing is boring as hell! I don’t need to know what happened to him some 30 years ago and isn’t a guy in his 60’s a little old to be so concerned about who his mommy and daddy are?
I also can’t really make heads or tails out of the whole “Agency” storyline. Stupid.

On another note, while I’m complaining, the entire show needs a re-write. All the killings/deaths, rapes and kidnappings going on…NOT what I want to see on my “love-in-the-afternoon” pass time!

Mel
Mel

There are thousands of adults, some of them in their 50’s and 60’s, who are searching for their biological families. Even after 50 plus years these people want a connection to where they came from. John Black is not abnormal in wanting to know.

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

As a long time viewer…Days was at its best from the 60s to late 70s…it was good in the 80s to early 90s but nothing can compare to those first two decades…i believe Days has archived all their episodes…if current Days viewers could see those early years they would see what a great show it once was.

CeeCee
CeeCee

That old man, Jimmy, is so decrepit and strange looking….he gives me the weebie jeebies. Dracula needs John’s FRESH blood. Yuck and ugh!!!!!!!!
What a stupid, nonsensical story.
If TPTB consider this entertainment, then they need to get back to the grindstone and compile a more engaging draft/script. Sooooo creeeepy!!!!!!

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

His father belongs on Dark Shadows…

Mateo
Mateo

Once again the only reason to watch DAYS is the story about Ben/Abby/Chad. I could care less about Eduardo. I could care less about John. I could care less about Summer. The biggest and saddest problem with DAYS is that I could care less is the phrase I use to describe it. Such a pathetically boring show as of late. I can’t believe it has become such a snooze fest. During the shootout with Eduardo and John all I could do is hope they were both taken down. And now the fake Howard Hughes like character as John’s father. Spare me please…..please….

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oops, Mateo…lol. I had not read your post yet. We seem to have used the same phrase. I thought I only did that coincidental thing with Timmm.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

I agree, this Eduardo character is such a drag, nothing interesting nor appealing about him. I was thinking if he got killed it would be a great way to write him out, isn’t that awful LoL but I was thinking that. As for John…..zzzzzz…..and finding his father, who gives a rat’s tail.
The only story which slightly holds my interest is Abigail and Chad and the possibility that crazy Ben is back….otherwise, sorry, right now the show is as dull as unbuttered toast.

JANET
JANET

I enjoyed the show. I like and will miss this abby. The shoot out was fine. At least Days shoot out the cops won and the winners were not the mob don. Hope this won’t be the end for A. I just wish he would shave that awful thing on his chin. I hope Abby and Chad will at least get to go off on their honeymoon. I know KM is leaving , but a couple of days of happiness would be a good thing.

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

Rafe was always unhappy about the return of his pappy who abandon his family and made Rafe feel real crappy…but now that Eduardo took a bullet for Rafe and made him safe, will things turnaround and Rafe want him in town…lol

davlestev1
davlestev1

Hee Hee

fginaspy
fginaspy

I agree Bill Hayes looks wonderful at his age. Bravo!! His wife is beautiful.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

What a great pair! Reminds me of what COULD still be on Days–rather than these CRAZY story lines.

Ray
Ray

Am I the only one wondered if poor Abby and Chad could only muster Adrienne, Lucas, Doug, Julie and Jennifer for trhe wedding? Where is Maggie? At the hospital interviewing Summer for a non-paying job?

The shoot-out scenes with Eduardo, John, JJ, Lani and Rafe were so bad that I kept waiting someone to yell “Cover me Bree.” JJ is NOT believable as a cop. His stone cold police poker face is BORING. Lani needs to be involved in a story instead of just trying to fit in with Abe, Theo, Rafe and Hope. I have mentioned before, but please give Eduardo SOMETHING with substance to do other than lurking around Horton Town Square or the coffee shop. His scenes with John seem ridiculous, with both men (in their 60s) acting like 12 year-olds playing good cop/bad cop.

During the past three weeks, I have started watching “Bold and Beautiful.” I understand that show is higher in the ratings, owned by the Bells/CBS and a huge hit overseas, but the quality and the sets are beautiful. While I am watching assassins shooting at each other on NBC, CBS is showing beautiful, realistic scenes with Caroline giving birth. I love Quinn (Rena Rofer), Scott Clifton, Heather Tom, Don Diamont, Katherine Kelly Lang, among many others. On DOOL, I have a hard time naming a character that I LOVE right now (wait, Chad ;))

I know DOOL is in on hiatus for several weeks. PLEASE bring us some fun (for a change) storylines, no more murders, no more kidnappings and no more drugs/alcohol storylines. The recycling of these storylines are driving me away from this show. Most importantly, let us see that Hope killing Stefano in cold blood, Chase raping his adopted sister, Ciera, and Will being murdered was all BAD figments of our imaginations.

Mo
Mo

At the beginning of the episode, Jen was on the phone with Maggie. It was explained that Victor was sick so Maggie needed to stay home with him. Weak excuse, but her absence was explained.

I don’t know where they think ROOKIE COP JJ is .

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, what I said!

CeeCee
CeeCee

How many more children does Maggie have out there? Are they going to show up one by one….slowly but surely.
Are we to believe this?

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

I think Maggie “got around” in her youth if you catch my drift.

CeeCee
CeeCee

What an unfestive, dismal, gloomy, lonely ceremony/reception. The priest/pastor was the only highlight of the entire event.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

I agree but at least they didn’t get married in Fake Leaf Park.

Mo
Mo

I guess Salem doesn’t have a SWAT team. Why else is ROOKIE COP JJ in the shoot out? I was like, OMG you have got to be kidding me. And Detective Lani is there too? Where is the SWAT team? I guess Rafe was in a hurry, but still, you could get some people who have been on the force, say a year, couldn’t you? And I don’t think detectives are usually involved like this. This show is just so ridiculous. But I keep watching. LOL And what was up with that baseball cap on backyards on Ed? Stupid. What, he is 15? Why didn’t they wear body armor? And what is up with all these scenes in warehouses? Have they gotten a deal on them or something? I know they’re easier to dress than an actual set. It was nice to see Thomas has a nursery.

And then with Ed shot, Rafe had to tell them to call an ambulance. REALLY? The cops couldn’t think of that on their own? And JJ is just standing there like ???

Why was Eric at the wedding? Just to throw shade on Jen? Come on? And where were Harold and other servants circulating with drinks or helping to decorate? The bride had to do it all herself. no I get we’re on a budget, but come on. I didn’t think much of Abby’s wedding dress. The veil is nice. Her hair looked nice.

I guess with all the cops at the shootout, Hope was the only one available to talk to Chase. The victim’s mother–ah, no. Whatever. Salem PD has their own operational manual and it bears no resemblance to real life whatsoever.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

No resemblance whatsoever. Bye to the good old DAYS!

Mo
Mo

Yesterday’s ep was so yuck. John’s dad is so ridiculous. I found myself wondering if the actor liked the job or just needed the paycheck. I fast forwarded through most of the scenes. It is so convoluted and STUPID! So this guy, Yo Ling, has ths same disease as Caroline and he sent Deimos to get the serum. So, yes, Hope, you killed the wrong person. But Yo also has a blood disease and now needs John’s blood. Since John is captive, it’s not like Dad has to get his permission. But he will bring in Paul and I think that will convince John to cooperate. I read this somewhere else. Thank god because having to decipher it from those god awful scenes would have been torture. Yes, John, I felt your pain. I was right there living it with you.

The scenes with Adriana in the hospital room were cute.

Days is getting worse. The writing is abysmal. This stupid storyline with John and Yo is ridiculous and boring. Not what I want from my soap.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

I agree with you COMPLETELY – I watch the show on the NBC app and I’m not sure how to FF on it LoL – I try, believe me because I can’t take raspy voiced John talking to his raspy voiced father, ugh please. This storyline STINKS!
I almost want to apologize for being so blunt but they need to overhaul this show, they really do.
The only storyline right now that is marginally watchable is Abby with Chad with Ben possibly lurking nearby.

Mo
Mo

No apology needed. I have felt bad for being so harsh, but I have just had it with the stupid writing. The whole assassin thing is ridiculous. People are just talking about it like it’s just a regular job. No one has said, well, we need to find out who they killed and charge them with murder or something. The cops are ridiculous. There’s no chemistry with JJ and Gabi–they’re just put together because there’s no one else. Joey confessing to that girl and the girl not freaking out is stupid. Some of the acting is god awful.

Maggie can’t attend Abby’s wedding because Victor is so sick, but she can have coffee with Summer. What???? I so wanted Nicole to spill the beans to Mags yesterday.

Dario has been grifting now? What?

Please get some new writers, new casting person. I’m surprised NBC renewed the show. It can get better. Give Doug and Julie a real story. Tell Eric to mind his own business. What was he even doing at the wedding? So many things wrong with the show.

Peter K.
Peter K.

Am I to understand they cast a Caucasian man as John’s part Asian father? So, Josh Griffith has the triple crown: blatant homophobia, misogyny and now racism. Keep it classy, Days.

Mel
Mel

Is the father really supposed to be part Asian?

Mo
Mo

No. From what I’ve read, the man deserted from the Korean War, ran off to China, and assumed a new identity: Yo Ling.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I am tired of John Black. If this storyline brings genuine resolution to the mess that is his history, then good… but make it quick.

I do long for some reality and romance in Salem. We seemed to have taken a turn after so much fun, surprise, and reunion in the last year. Don;t blow it!

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

There WAS chemistry between young Paige and JJ but for whatever reason, there is no chemistry whatsoever between JJ and Gaby. She got out of Prison extra early for Murder, well after all it WAS only her first murder – soo ridiculous.
The storyline of ultra-boring John and his long lost father Lo Mein or whatever the heck his name is, honestly – the show is awful right now! I am only aprox. a 2 and a half year viewer but at least the show used to be good when it centered around Sonny, Will, EJ, Sammi and JJ’s crazy affair with Eve. Now, these characters are mostly off the canvas and what’s left is pretty dreary.
Please get on the stick writers and come up with something more compelling than what is currently being aired –

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sonny Goes Off On Scheming Gabi & This Week Maggie Remembers The Night Adrienne Was Killed

Things are definitely reaching a boiling point in Salem.  First, if you caught last Friday’s episode, it featured a terrific scene between Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Camila Banus (Gabi) that shook everyone to its core.   Gabi, who has now been arrested at the PCPD for her crimes against Julie and her schemes against Lani, gets a visit from Sonny, and boy is he angry.  At the time of their visit, Justin (Wally Kurth) has already told Sonny that he doubts there is any way that Gabi will avoid prison time.

Realizing that both Ari’s parents are looking like they will be in prison, he asks Gabi, “Who gets the fun job of explaining this to Ari?” Ari loves Julie. He exclaims,”How I am supposed to explain that her mother tried to kill her multiple times?”

Distraught and thus facing parenting alone, Sonny screams at Gabi if she even knows her daughter exists!?  Gabi thinks Sonny is being horrible to her, but stands by her actions that Julie needed to pay.  Sonny just shakes his head in disbelief.  Ari’s parents will both be in the slammer!  When DA James Giddens arrives (Terrell Tilford) he says that Gabi will get 10 years in prison with no time off for good behavior and no parole.   In these scenes. Smith and Banus really delivered the material and brought it to an emotional level that hit home to the viewers.

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And now this week, get ready for more drama.  Gabi may get a last minute reprieve, while Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) is so close to remembering what happened the night of the accident that killed Adrienne (Judi Evans) – how she was drunk in a car that caused the crash – and the victim of this is not only Adrienne, but Will (Chandler Massey) who was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

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With Galen Gering (Rafe) leaving as well as Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Chandler Massey (Wll), we wanted to know; which actors are you most upset about leaving the series?

Vote below in our most recent DAYS poll and then let us know why you cast your vote that way via the comment section

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She has won a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performances as Abigail Deveraux, but now as many know, Kate Mansi has been spreading her wings as a director behind-the-camera.

Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

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It’s a fascinating view of what goes on at as the director bring their vision to life in the world of soap in a realistic way.  Make sure to download the DOOL app to check out Kate’s journey.

Now below, let us know if you saw the first episode of Kate;s directing journey on the DOOL app and what you thought of it? Look for new episodes to be posted every Thursday for the next three weeks.

 

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