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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Julie Remembers & Delivers Christmas Bombshell: Chad Is The Father of Abigail’s Baby!

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Ah, we were waiting for Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) to come through and she did and in record soap time – glad her amnesiac bout was short-lived.  On the Christmas day episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, Julie and Abigail (Kate Mansi) have a chat at the Horton’s about Gabi (Camila Banus).  Feeling guilty she had Julie snoop around on Gabi, (which eventually led to her tumble down the stairs), Julie says they need to keep their eye on the bigger prize is doing a “victory dance” when they bring down Ms. Hernandez for making Abby look like she has been suffering from her mental illness (DID), yet again.

Stefan (Tyler Christopher) shows up at the Horton’s demanding to see his daughter, Charlotte.  Abigail is not happy about him just showing up unannounced, especially after she delivered a special Christmas present to him … divorce papers … and then revealed she had been playing him this whole time as Gabby with a “Y”, and had exited the DiMera mansion with baby in tow.  Abby brings Charlotte to Stefan, who lowers the boom on her saying he is taking the baby back home with him.  He pulls out custody papers that his lawyer had drawn up.  Hearing Abigail and Stefan argue, and Stefan professing, “That is my daughter”, etc, leads Julie to have a startling revelation!

Suddenly, Julie’s memory is sparked about her confrontation with Gabi and how she fell down the stairs, and finding the DNA results that Gabi was hiding that proved that Chad (Billy Flynn) was Charlotte’s father, not Stefan.  Julie drops the ornament she was holding in her hand and it breaks, when she remembers! She then tells a stunned Abby and Stefan that Chad is Charlotte’s biological father.  She continues to tell them how Gabi switched the paternity results and when she confronted Gabi about it, they had a struggle as Gabi was trying to rip the results out of Julie’s hands, thus causing her fall.

Stefan demands real proof, and so he and Abby  head to the hospital to find Kayla (Mary Beth Evans).  When they go into Kayla’s office,she tells them that she remembers now that Gabi was with her the day that she got the DNA results.  Thus, Gabi is looking more and more guilty by the second!  Kayla goes into the hospital database and sure enough, Chad is the father, not Stefan.  Mr. DiMera is in complete denial.

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After the hospital Christmas party for the kids – and how funny was Leo (Greg Rikaart ) in his decked out Xmas outfit, and those lines of dialog remarked to the sick children – Chad and Gabi come home.  When Gabi goes upstairs to pack for their move, Abigail arrives with Charlotte.  She tells Chad that Charlotte is his bio-daughter.  Chad is speechless!  Meanwhile, Stefan is alone at Christmas in the mansion, and picks up the present he got for Charlotte, and then smashes it to the ground and begins to sob.

So, were you glad Julie’s memory came back pretty pronto?  Are you rooting for Chad and Abby to finally get back together? What should happen to Gabi now that her jig is almost up?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  And for more with Susan Seaforth Hayes’ big week of story and her 50 years of Julie make sure to check out the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast streaming now at NBC. com and on all major pod platforms.

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Phil
Phil

Outstanding performance by all

Momo
Momo

I love Greg as Leo. He is so funny. We need levity on the show. Announcing himself as Leo Kiriakis. LOL And he’s outfits are fabulous! Greg seems like he’s having fun.

Love seeing Julie any day of the week.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Y&R’s loss is DOOL’s gain with Mr. Rikaart.

Momo
Momo

Definitely!!

blake
blake

Amen to that!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Mono, as much as I enjoyed Greg on Y&R as Keven, I can’t stand his part on days. He’s totally obnoxious to say the least, and I love what Adrienne called him, a little rodent. I know a lot of people think its humorous, but I just can’t see it at all.

Momo
Momo

Sorry you’re not enjoying it.

Jimh
Jimh

Days is the only soap i watch regularly…

blake
blake

Same here Jim.

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

days has delivered like no other hands down best soap of 2018

blake
blake

Agree, no wonder Days won Best Show of 2018 in Soap Opera Digest’s best and worst of the year edition. I believe it won in most, if not all of the soap media for best soap of 2018.

Patrick
Patrick

Hi blake : super exciting to read… I “knew” that it would be DAYS but; till you see it in plain sight

of note : SOD also mentioned that last years issue, had voted @DAYS MOST IMPROVED. so from one end of the spectrum… heck in that same year.. @DAYS from last to most improved to the following year, TOP tier. YES

adding because we can… and DAYS fans still should savor the wins

at the last emmy : @DAYS WINNING The triple crown so to speak .

2018 : Best Show ; best directing ; best writing… AND am still touting James Reynolds AND Greg Vaughan.

about all I can think up to this point… is wishing Linsey Godfrey, “Sarah Horton”; could have been mentioned ??? BEST NEW CAST addition… it’s still stunning to me how heart leap for Maggie very own daughter . argh! WITH Victor.

so… all in all… thank TPTB … and asking Ron Carlivati.. walk the walk

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Yes, blake, and that’s on top of DAYS winning the Daytime Emmy Award for best directing, writing and show!!!

Blake
Blake

Thanks for the reminder, I forgot Days was on Christmas day. Now I have two episodes to watch on the nbc website!

Carol
Carol

Leo is so funny.Those outfits he wears are something to be desired.We need some laughter on the show
I am so glad that Julie remembered what happened just before she fell.I hope that Gabby rots in hell.Finally Chad gets it through his head that all the problems Abby had were due to Gabby.

blake
blake

Agree Carol, Leo brings so much life/energy to the show and to the other actors and characters he’s involved in.

blake
blake

The Christmas episode was EVERYTHING! Loved how Julie got her memory back, broke Gabi’s tree ornament and told Stefan and Abby that Chad is Charlotte’s father. Like Julie said in today’s episode I felt bad for Stefan, the love for the baby was his only redeemable feature.

I loved Leo’s outfit and the lines that he delivered. Also glad that Sonny and Will got some private time together and were able to kiss.

So glad that the Gabi/Chad/Abby/Stefan story is wrapping up and so quickly. Figures it would happen since Abby’s father, Jack will show up alive on New Year’s Eve, just a few days!

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

Chad threatening to call the police on Gabi made me wonder, exactly what crime did she commit?

Lying — the whole town would be in jail. Fraud — nobody suffered financial damage. Forgery — the official results were still in Kayla’s computer, taking two seconds to find once searched. Assault — it didn’t look like Gabi pushed Julie down the stairs, but rather Julie lost her grip on the pocketbook she was pulling on.

As far as I know “gaslighting” is not a crime, and neither is hurting other people’s feelings.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Chandler Fan
How about drugging a pregnant woman, then dragging her around from place to place, stealing privileged info from a Dr’s desk, and changing results of that test, blackmailing Kate. Maybe one of these things might stick.
She better not get off Scott free, but there again Gabi always seems to fall into a pile of —-, while coming out smelling like a rose. Just what she accuses Abby of

blake
blake

changing the hospital praternity tests is a crime, she also admitted that she drugged Abby with her prescribed medicine. I agree that other people, including Kate and Stefan should go down as well. Since the actress Camila’s contract is up in April I wonder if they will use this as a way to write her off the show. She has that primetime show now and may likely leave. I haven’t seen her in the show’s anniversary party photos nor the show’s holiday party photos.

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RATINGS: DAYS On The Move – #2 In Key Demos 18-49, 25-54, and #3 in Total Viewers

Christmas in Salem came bearing gifts to Days of our Lives, as the audience was tuning-in to see what happened to Julie, Gabi, Abigail and a host of other Salemites.  In the latest ratings for the week of December 24-28th, which was the last full week of 2018 for television, DAYS moved on up in several key ratings categories.

First, DAYS overtook GH to gain the number three position in total viewers gaining (+196,000) from the previous week.  In addition, DAYS moved into the number two slot in the key 18-49 female demo, ahead of both The Bold and the Beautiful and GH.

The long-running NBC soap opera also landed at number three in the 18-34 demo, while ending up in the number two slot in the 25-54 female demo, as well.

The Young and the Restless also bounced back from an abyssal week, prior.  Y&R gained the most total viewers for the week netting +344,000, and did pick up viewers in all key demos.  The Bold and the Beautiful also fared well for the week in total viewers; adding +196,000, the same amount as DAYS.

General Hospital garnered +2,000 additional viewers for the week, and also added viewers for the week in demos 18-49 and 25-54, but found itself in fourth in total overall viewers.

Of note: repeats and episodes that did not count in the ratings system did weigh-in to final figures for the week from Nielsen.  To see the entire ratings picture via SON click here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,314,000 (+344,000/-487,000)
2. B&B 3,379,000 (+196,000/-414,000)
3. DAYS 2,412,000 (+196,000/-85,000)
4. GH 2,318,000 (+2,000/-436,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 442,000 (+42,000/-67,000)
2. DAYS 404,000 (+76,000/+40,000)
3. GH 364,000 (+33,000/-52,000)
4. B&B 347,000 (+18,000/-51,000)

So, what did you think of the ratings performance of DAYS? Which soap opera is delivering the best drama for you right now? Which is not? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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NBC Renews Days of our Lives For 55th Season

Those sands through the hourglass are not about to run out anytime soon, with news today that NBC has renewed Days of our Lives for a record 55th season for the network.  That means DAYS is picked-up through September 2020.

In a a statement, Bruce Evans, Executive Vice President, Current Programming, NBC Entertainment said: “With writing that manages to weave together Salem’s history with current realities, Ken Corday and his team have ushered the show’s legacy into a new era that resonates with both longtime and new viewers. The actors and crew have such a tremendous respect for ‘Days’ and what it means to fans. We believe that level of commitment shows through and touches our audience year after year.” 

DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday expressed: “It’s a great day in Salem! The sands in the hourglass will continue to flow for yet another year. We’re grateful to NBC and Sony for their continued support of the show and, of course, to our dedicated and passionate fans, we owe it all to you. Thank you for taking us through our 55th season. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store.”

Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television, added: “Ken Corday and his cast and crew continue to build on the strong legacy of dynamic storytelling and intriguing characters in Days of our Lives. We are proud that audiences both in the U.S. and around the world will get to enjoy this award-winning series for another year.”

Days’ 53rd season saw a 4% increase in total viewers from September 2017 to September 2018 compared to the previous twelve months. According to NBC, that is 2.55 million vs. 2.45 million in live +7 per Nielsen Media Research.

Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. It is executive produced by Corday, Greg Meng and Albert Alarr, with Ron Carlivati as head writer.

The soap aired its 13,500th episode in 2018. The show first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later.

So, excited to hear there is more DAYS ahead? Comment below.

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DAYS Preview – Week of January 7, 2019

This week on Days of our Lives; after two bombshells about her boyfriend surface, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is not pleased.  First, she learns he was the guy that kidnapped Gabi (Camila Banus) and brought him to Stefan (Tyler Christopher).  Later, Ciara overhears a key conversation that does not sit well with her … at all.  Is it curtains for #Cin?

Meanwhile, Xander (Paul Telfer) intends to move back into the Kiriakis mansion, now that he has ammunition in that flash drive thanks to Eve (Kassie DePaivba) on Titan. Looks like Leo’s (Greg Rikaart) new housemate might become quite the ally to take down the entire family for their own gain.

Chad (Billy Flynn) is trying to do everything he can to make Abigail (Kate Mansi) forgive him, and what he does for her is quite special. But what could it be?

And, we learn that Haley (Thia Megia) has ties to Salem and an explosive secret.

Check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC for the action this week in Salem and then these other teasers below:

Monday, January 7

Jack runs into Kayla and discovers a dark moment from his past.

Tuesday, January 8

Julie helps Chad plan a special date with Abigail.

Wednesday, January 9

Leo meets Xander for the first time — and is immediately smitten.

Thursday, January 10

Eric reveals he’s made a decision about Holly’s custody case.

Friday, January 11

Brady and Chloe share a close moment.

Now, which storyline are you most intrigued by this week on DAYS? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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