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Days of our Lives Kicks Off 50th Anniversary With Emotional & Thrilling Sneak Peek Promo!

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Hold on to your seats! Grab the hankies! Get ready for the mystery, passion, and intrigue, and three generations of familial drama! 

Days of our Lives is ushering in the beginning of their 50th anniversary storylines with a new promo that is one of the best produced that we have seen in many years that captures the essence of what DAYS fans fell in love with for decades of the long-running NBC soap opera!

Already fans and pundits are commenting on social media, as we are, that this feels like a primetime promo for a daytime series! There is so much to catch and you need to play back multiple times!

But here’s a few things we noticed: Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) captive and in dire straits, the return of Jason Cook as Shawn-Douglas Brady, Sami (Alison Sweeney) being what looks to be kidnapped by Andre DiMera (Thaao Penghlis), A bloody Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) who has gotten into an altercation or something even worse,  a upset Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove) who looks to have had his proposal turned down by Hope.  And the whole prom ends with DAYS icon Hope (Kristian Alfonso) saying, “I’m excited for what the future is going to bring!”

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DAYS serial killer storyline kicks off today on  the Thursday August 27th episode, and that mystery will continue well through the anniversary with many stories that will spin off and continue through the new year, and many iconic characters and returns  starting on Friday when Stephen Nichols returns as Patch!

Watch the emotional and thrilling DAYS 50 preview promo after the jump!  Then, let us know what was your favorite moment from it? What clip got you most intrigued and excited? Comment below!

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Ray
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Ray

It has been a long time since I have been this excited about watching the show. Just this week, the pace is incredible and the dialogue is much better. I LOVE how the show sees that using the vets (Maggie, Victor, Caroline, Julie, Doug, Kayla, Hope) in the hospital scene. It appears that most of the storylines that have not worked are being dumped. I hope the show does not waste the returns of Bo and Steve. The main issue I see facing the writers is making the villians more multi-dimensional (Theresa, Eve, Anne). I am ready to see Theresa… Read more »

Love my DOOL
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Love my DOOL

I was getting the feeling that the show was ending. I am so glad that it is not and I too, enjoy the veterans of the show. I just love bio and I miss him. I love the old will as well and I miss him too.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Love your post, Ray. I do agree how the vets fi into the storylines so naturally; how the use of aging and the fragility of life gives the viewer pause and emotion. We never stop to think, in youth, how fickle and volatile life can be. I do wish Ben would just man up and stop manipulating Abby. It doesn’t seem as if he does, but, he is becoming a mastermind as his father. Do not like Ben. I wish he had left instead of Jordan…..who, by the way, was supposed to have been recast? Did I hear that wrong?… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Fit

Texy
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Texy

This promo brings , tears, joy and happiness to my heart. #Days watcher with my mom since 1970. The tradition continues, I have a grandson named BO 😀 There is no show to ever top this one EVER! I’m so excited to see the cast reunite. Thank you

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

A one-minute promo that has done more for me where Days of Our Lives is concerned than the past two years of the soap’s broadcast has done. You can already see the revitalized changes that have come with the veterans returning and the new writing regime of Dena Higley and Josh Griffith! Plus, it’s very nice seeing the lighting go back to a warmer tone, instead of the pinkish tone it took sometime in late 2013/early 2014. This is a soap opera worth rooting for, and a soap opera worth celebrating!! This fall and next year is going to be… Read more »

blake
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blake

Yeah I noticed that about the lighting also, it is so much nicer these days and is more flattering for the show.

Love my DOOL
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Love my DOOL

I am thinking they are doing a different lighting because it does make the veteran characters look younger.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

I look to Days for action/adventure, mystery danger romance high stakes and mystery so this looks great.!Days of our Lives and General Hospital have always run like sister shows from my point of view due to the elements stated above. I can’t help but to hope general hospital is moving back to its 80’s roots to reclaim the essence that made it transcend. Well done DAYS. I’M EXCITED

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Didn’t Days try this already in 2011? I hope 2015 is more successful than 2011.

Rose9
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Rose9

Well I have to admit, as boring as the show has been lately and as much as I’ve used the fast forward button over the past two years… This promo brought tears to my eyes.

And it sounds weird but just hearing SGB’s voice again, even if it was just her crazy scream made me so happy.

Great job on that promo, it was beautifully done. Hope the show lives up to it.

mark
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mark

I LOVE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

OK-
I have an announcement-
I tuned into DOOL.. A trial run ..
I am lost and confused, but I am a seasoned soap watcher I’m sure I will pick up, someday..

So far..
the woman in bed with the beaten up lawyer man, I don’t like her ..
I do like the older grandpa guy.
The 2 gay guys seem cool
I’m checking it out ..

((GH is my luv my #1 soap)

Love my DOOL
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Love my DOOL

Just curious but why don’t you like hope? She is the one in bed with the beaten up guy.

mollie
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mollie

Stay with it! It will be worth your time. Plus, this anniversary run should be great viewing 🙂 Before you know it, you’ll be “hooked” like me.

su0000
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su0000

Hi.. Love my DOOL
She/Hope was very overbearing.. She was near integrating the poor lawyer guy and she acted as if she owned him, demanding she was .. lol
Of course– it was 1st impression, I have to give it time to get know the characters..
I might become fond of her/Hope..

Hi mollie..
yes, I’m gonna hang in ..! 🙂 no doubt to be hooked, also..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, are you bitching and complaining, perchance? How do you expect to know anything about DOOL and its characters if you do not watch? C’mon, su. You berate everyone who even dares to comment negatively about GH, but here you are stepping on poor Hope. Su, su, su….
What two gay guys, su? There are more than 2 on this show. But, they have names….not 2 gay guys…LOL…just teasing, su. Days is GREAT!!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

now now Cee.. I did not complain.. I was not negative.. bwa you tryin to poke me aha! quote me ”OK- I have an announcement- <– me being dramatic! pretty good huh lol I tuned into DOOL.. A trial run <– I'm being explorative! I am lost and confused, but I am a seasoned soap watcher I’m sure I will pick up, someday.. <– hopeful So far.. the woman in bed with the beaten up lawyer man, I don’t like her .. <–don't like comment I do like the older grandpa guy… <– nice comment The 2 gay guys seem… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@su. It is impossible not to like you , su. Believe me, I trust everything you say when it comes to GH. Except for Sonny. LOL. I’m glad you got my sarcasm about bitching….I am your greatest fan, su. DOOL is an aqua red taste. I never really got into it until seven years ago. But, the soap has always been popular in my Gran’s house growing up. My mother was always too busy to watch soaps. Welcome to DOOL. you will love it. By the way, Hope is a cop and has been on the show since she was… Read more »

susan blackman
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susan blackman

I’m so thrilled that Days is returning to what made the show special an that is love, family romance ,drama and adventure. It’s going to be so good and I can’t wait I’m so excited for it all to start thank you,thank you

Beth
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Beth

Best. Promo. Ever. I’ve been waiting and waiting for DOOL to take over the soap media so that I no longer have to listen to spoiled “retiring” actors and controversy due to HW firings. Daytime needs some good news, and this promo is just what the doctor ordered. As a fan of old-school DOOL, this promo has a lot of what I’ve missed for so long. I’ve started watching again after six months of apathy and I like what I see. Now with this promo and Mr. Patch Johnson returning to Salem tomorrow, I have even more reason to watch.… Read more »

Tina
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Tina

I love Days. It has become a part of my every day life. I am so excited to see what’s to come.

Mary
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Mary

Golly I have been begging for the romance, danger, intrigue, family values to return to Salem for years and now it looks as though Dena, Josh and writing team are doing just that. This past week has been the best I have seen in a very long time. And now with Bo, Andre, Steve returning and our favs John and Marlena being reunited I am beyond excited. Without naming names I am sure happy to see some of the characters, not necessarily the actors, leaving salem. The prior writing team did their best to bring Salem to a grinding halt… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Excited about DAYS again, love the promo, this was a great soap and it can be great again! My hopes are high for the 50th. Today’s episode was outstanding! New writers have made such a difference! Can’t wait to see Patch tomorrow!

Nancy
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Nancy

I just got chills.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I am excited, but cynic that I am has to wonder if this will last past the 50th or are they setting up for Days to go out on with a bang? Let’s hope this all translates into ratings and the suits realize the only thing that was ever wrong with Days was neglect.

blake
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blake

Oh wow this seriously gave me shivers! They are doing such a great job for the anniversary and I really hope they can keep this up forever.

And wow Bo looks so damn hot there, he still has such an incredible body. He reminded me of the Hulk there on the table lol. I really hope he is back for good.

me3
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me3

I. am. here. for all of this! Finally, the gods blessed us with real soap. I can’t watch GH anymore so Days and Bold are it for me this fall.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

So excited! It looks like it’s going to be quite s ride! (loved seeing Sami and André the most, but I’m looking forward to all the returns)

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

Who is Aiden working for…Billie or Carly…could Megan Hathaway still be alive somehow and trying to keep Bo and Hope apart or even Larry???

Sunny
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Sunny

I cannot wait. I have been watching for all those 50 years. Lots of history with various characters and storylines. My fav soap of all time. Let’s roll.

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m crying now

what a beautiful promo

OUR DAYS are

Patrick
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Patrick

Daniel Cosgrove is so handsome

I’m going to miss him

what if he is undercover… working with John ; ISA ?

dang it tho… Peter Reckell looks good too

su0000
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su0000

I noticed there is minus romance in the hard hitting promo drama that all are loving to pieces..
couples are boring… action drama is what most like and want..
the praise of the promos hard drama shows that ..

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

What? It opens with John and Marlena in a romantic setting. It features supercouples kissing and saying “I love you” repeatedly throughout… yes, there is drama but there’s plenty of romance, too. I think viewers want both action and romance (and family, too).

CeeCee
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CeeCee

No worries,sonniorsolita. Unless it is GH, su will find the most minute spec on which to carp.
I actually find GH lovers disgusting….Alexis and Julian ….Ava and babyMorgan….Dante and Valeie…ahhh, lest I forget, Sonny and Carly…..anyone else?
So, I parrot your words, my friend.

su0000
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su0000

hi sonniorsolita..
0ooh I am an action high drama intrigue lover!
Couples love stuff bores me to nood.. they just have love gone wrong problems, same kind of yawns and break up, and then rotate and get back together.. lol nothing exciting with that stuff.
Anyways, I just started to watch… it looks good, so far..

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

That special logo! NBC invested 5 whole minutes in it!

At least the show is hanging on!

Patrick
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Patrick

“… only – ONE – Days of OUR Lives”

heart pulling
disbelief
ALL ON

Les
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Les

That was some promo! I have actually begun watching again and really enjoyed what I have seen so far. Keep up the great work!

becky
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becky

the clip was to fast half of it i couldnt catch fast enough ugh

Patrick
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Patrick

“I may as well have been blubbering” this is in regard to MF; asking, our opinion of the first 3 days of DAYS and it was all due to this past FRIDAY’ ep: Victor, Maggie, and Caroline the ex-lover, new lover, and best man “magical” Caroline to Victor: “you are a big softy at heart” Maggie to Victor: “she’s the mother of your son, your dear friend” Caroline to Maggie: “I’m so glad Victor, found you” Victor to Maggie : “there’s no one, no one, in the world I love more” scene fades with Maggie and Caroline hugging it out… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

Andre Dimera kidnaps Sami? Now that should prove very interesting.

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

My favorite moment from the clip was seeing Julie hit someone over the head with something. Clip went so fast I couldn’t tell who she clobbered but it looked like Ben. Didn’t like seeing Marlena get attacked.. Hope she is alright! Looked like Hope was a target too, but Hope can fight! Like seeing Hope take care of herself! She must get it from Julie! Looks to be an exciting Fall in Salem! Happy for everyone on the show. (Just don’t mess with Marlena!)

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

what a fun, FUN, fun, post

ladies bar none

Julie
Marlena
Hope

i’ve just gotta prop Suzanne Rogers’ “my” mother Horton… Maggie

she acts with such ease… not too much not less than… just on par… meeting her mark… and carrying “with”

I adore her and Victor

parts of the promo blipped by… and I didn’t catch who Julie clobbered… but it made me laugh

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

If you are saying Suzanne Rogers gets far too little praise for her work, I agree 100%! Maggie is often taken for granted, but if she was not there the show would not be the same!

I saw Maggie in the scene where Julie hit somebody (Ben?) over the head. Couldn’t make out what she was doing, but glad she was there. Otherwise Julie might kill someone!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hi Patrick,

Upon pausing while playing a few times, I’m sure it’s Hope’s bachelorette party where we see Julie bust a champagne bottle over a stripper’s head. He would have to be a stripper because the only men that go to bachelorette parties are strippers.

It must be for Hope because she is the center of attention. They are drinking champagne, presents are visible in the background and the most telling of all is:

Hope is wearing the same ring that Aiden shows her earlier when he asks her to marry him!!!!!

Polly
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Polly

I love this promo, it gives me hope for the show and leaves me on pins and needles. I love that Bo is returning home and I love that he and Hope is kicking a**. It looks like she stabs the serial killer or someone posing as the serial killer. I love the supercouples, the vets, Chabby, and Andre. Most of all I love when the Brady’s kick a** and the romance is the icing on the cake.

JD
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JD

The past week plus of shows with Higley at the helm so far has been an over-rated letdown for me. The scenes are slow moving, and mostly featuring characters I don’t care about. Maybe I blinked and missed it, but I did not see a single gay character in any of those preview clips, so I guess what the fans were saying about Higley is true. She’s whitewashing Salem and de-gaying it. What a shame. It’s the gay storylines that got the show all the critical acclaim it has received over the past several years. All this talk about making… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“… It’s the gay storylines that got the show all the critical acclaim it has received over the past several years. ” here, here I’m soapboxing this with I don’t think Higley would whitewash or de-gay this epic. I certainly hope not it does cross my mind… that all that accolade has since gone by the way side since Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith, are no longer with? and it’s not my opinion that it should be left by the wayside… I love this story… bunches and bunches Guy Wilson does not have all the arsenal in his acting chops… Read more »

JD
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JD

Amen to putting Paul Narita front and center. Christopher Sean has done an amazing job with every scene partner he’s been up against. From the other gay characters to the seasoned divas Kate and Marlena. Heck, he has singlehandly made the virtually unwatchable Drake Hogestyn WATCHABLE in their scenes together. Great chemistry there, and since Sonny hit the road… these Paul/John father/son bonding scenes have been the most nuanced and interesting of ANYTHING written by HigFith.

Tom Jenkins
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Tom Jenkins

I too feel that the gay characters have really more than been placed on a “back burner”. Will is now reduced to listening to Abigail’s problems, and with Derrick and Paul out of the picture I don’t know where else the remaining characters can go. Why couldn’t they develop a story for Derrick? He seems to be a capable albeit somewhat unseasoned actor. I don’t see what’s so great about the actor who plays Ben (Abigail’s love interest) – I don’t have anything against him but he’s not the most interesting actor to watch. Of course, they always go back… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

JD, I’m here to set the record straight (no pun intended) that this longtime fan is loving the improved DAYS…It’s improved not only by Dena Higley, but by Josh Griffith also! Dena and Josh did not do away with the gay storyline. How can the storyline continue when Freddie Smith chose to leave? They don’t want to recast right away because they realize most viewers aren’t accepting Guy Wilson as Will. They have to deal with Will/Guy before moving on with a Sonny recast. They still have Paul. I believe they should focus on Paul and his newfound family and… Read more »

jen
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jen

It’s hard to get excited when I’m worried Will Horton has been put on the back burner. I started watching in the 80s, so the vets are nice, but Will is a main character, a Horton & a Brady, born on screen to Sami & Lucas. He’s important and deserves a good storyline instead of being a supporting character.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I like the character “Will” but he’s been front burner for years now. A little break isn’t a bad thing. With Sami coming back I’m sure he will be a big part of her return. Love me some Lumi!

Justin
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Justin

Looks Fantastic! Take note GH, this is what will bring viewers back!

dee
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dee

HI, I AM SO HAPPY WITH DENA AND HER PARTNER FIXING UP DAYS, BUT NOT HAPPY THEY SHOVED ADIEN UNDER THE BUS, TO BRING BACK BO DON’T GET ME WRONG I LOVE BO FROM DAY ONE HE WAS MY MAN CRUSH, MAYBE STILL, HE LEFT DAYS HE WASN’T HAPPY. THAT’S OK SOME TIMES WE ALL NEED A BREAK, KNOW ANDRE, PLEASE LORD !! WHY COULD’T IT BE TONY AND ANNA BACK !!! ANY WAY I HOPE DOC DON’T GET KILLED OFF KILL CLYDE AND BEN OFF ………..

Lynda
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Lynda

I really enjoy Chad and Abigail together, , they could easily be the next E J and Sammie,
keeping the DeMeira family going , Ben is much to boring for the new dynamics you guys are bringing to the show….and we already know who the real father is,,.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

YES, YES, YES, Lynda…..so glad I’m not the only one who loves these two together. Much, much more than Ben and Abby. He cannot act; he brings no spark to the relationship. Abby is not a fave of mine, but, with Chad, she comes to life. Yes, we know who the daddy is…..I hope the baby inherits Chad’s gorgeous eyes.
Now, of course he will be arrested for Serena’s murder. Perhaps, it’s a good thing. Every diabolical misdeed Clyde has done will unfold through an investigation; the result bringing Chad and Abby together.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

The promo is just the beginning of a series of promos of which will convince soap viewers to come home. DAYS should not be taken for granted!

For those who have never watched DAYS, now is the time to tune in!!!!!

Wayne Lawless
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Wayne Lawless

What will happen to the gay characters? No mention of them here.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good question, Wayne. With Sonny gone, I can only hope Paul will stick around to shine his gorgeous self on us….and, his smile. But, whatever TPTB do, please do not pair him with Will. How can either Sonny or Paul ever trust him again…. Or anyone else, for that matter. Ugh!! Let’s hope Will leaves, Sonny comes back and he and Paul can live happily ever after. Too good to be true for a soap. Soap gods do not like happy.

Angie
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Angie

It looks like Julie is hitting Shawn D with the bottle. OMGoodness

Angie
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Angie

Also if you notice when Hope is kissing Bo, she has the ring on that Aiden gave her soooo this is after Bo;s return!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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