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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

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On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Marc
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Marc

LOVE IT!!! And I like that so many different characters are involved in the storyline. Also, I took a drink every time I heard “Grandma was possessed by the Devil” and got plastered (just kidding).

Louie Y
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Louie Y

Great for DH fans, but if you are a fan of any other iconic duo on the show you are constantly waiting for a story. I prefer the drama/angst stories that the actors that play Patch & Kayla do better than anyone, but sadly they continually get treated like a step child and aren’t even allowed to have a child of their own on scene. I don’t like camp stories especially when in over abundance. Will sit show out til winter beginning of year before seeing if its worth picking up again; maybe by then the possession, Bonnie/Calista, Duke the… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Loves it! I’m SO excited for this storyline. However, Peacock has NOT released episodes from Monday 9/20, Tuesday 9/21!!!!!!! What’s the deal?????? I’m waiting to see these episodes!!!! Peacock get with it and release the episodes already!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Nevermind, I see now that Season 57 started and that’s where the missing episodes are. I thought the show was preempted or something strange was going on with Peacock. My error. New Season.
I can’t wait to see these fabulous episodes. I love this idea of the second instalment of MARDEVIL’s possession storyline. Bring it! How much fun for Deidre Hall to play!!! and Bill Haynes, too! Let Salem get weird now, LOVES IT!

rosanna saccone
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rosanna saccone

Ouff not sure about this, I mean you’ve done it once before there is no need to rehash same script again ! surely the writers can be way more creative than this! New material Please !! I hope that this “Marlena Posession” doesn’t prolong until Christmas! fingers crossed I guess …..
Rosanna big fan of Dool .

becky
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becky

If it lasts after October I’m not watching

Satan
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Satan

Be it ever so humble… there’s no place like home.

Celia
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Celia

LOL—-I don’t like too much heat, though……

Satan
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Satan

Well, don’t tell anybody about this… but it’s possible to get air conditioning down here. You just have to know the right Devil.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’m here for this story as long as it’s short and done well. Even though it’s probably the most insane story daytime has ever done (tied with Casey the Alien on GH), it can be really fun. But I really hope it doesn’t drag on too long, because Ron C. has a penchant for writing stories that overstay their welcome (Fluke, anyone?). And especially with this, if John takes months to figure out that Marlena is possessed again, it’ll be ridiculous given the fact that he KNOWS it can happen.

Moto62
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Moto62

I’m not hating it! I’m glad Doug will be alright and think that Bill Hayes is doing a great job. I imagine he had a lot of fun doing his scenes. I’m happy to see Doug & Julie front burner again.

JOHN GAINOR
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JOHN GAINOR

Idiotic and redundant story line but, oh well, it’s a tv show – we all can’t love everything they come up with ~

Lew S.
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Lew S.

In total agreement!!

Susu33
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Susu33

I also totally agree, I think it’s a storyline that should never have happened once, let alone twice. Jeez days is really hitting rock bottom lately.

Debbie
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Debbie

I agree. I have watched for over 40 yrs. I’m not watching until this stupid devil stuff is over

Teresa
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Teresa

Agree

aria
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aria

when I heard Dool was doing this storyline again, I rejoice, why? because I knew RC would hijack someones original story and spin his version and then I rejoiced again because thank GOD, he’s not writing over at GH with this kind of crap. Thankyou God, and sorry Dool fan.

Steven
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Steven

Lol that was funny and I am a DOOL fan. It’s not bad so far!

Gail
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Gail

I do not like it at all. I will not be watching days as long as this is on. Why can’t the writers come up any thing that is not evil

Satan
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Satan

Seriously??

Do you really think I’m worse than FAKE Eve Donovan, Bug Eyed FAKE Diana Colville (and her idiotic “son” ) or any goddamned useless member of the Lockhart family??

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

O.K, O.K calm down or we’ll have to send someone down there to throw cold water on you. Do you have a favorite?

Satan
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Satan

Cold water? Yeah, good luck finding that down here in Hell! Favorite?? Honestly, I don’t think Days will ever do better than the big “adventure” storylines of the 80s & 90s. Sadly, the budget just isn’t there for those anymore. The recent Peacock mini-spinoff was probably the closest they got to that. Even though the “location” shoots were all fake, and they had to do the entire storyline in 5 days, so that didn’t allow for the epic plot that such a storyline would have had back in the 80s. Other than that…. well, I’m admittedly biased, but I’m one… Read more »

Steven
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Steven

I’m excited for it!! I was to young for the original although I remember glimpses of it when my mom was watching it.. I’m excited to see what they do! I love the new Johnny too and Allie and Chanel! I agree there should be more Kayla and Steve though.., but she’s getting more time being the doctor it seems maybe they will get involved with the possession and have something to do lol

Kelly
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Kelly

Not again! Really – need new writer or what? Make it short and move on from this repeat story line.

carol
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carol

It is kind of silly but then again maybe it is for a Halloween story.Beats me.I knew that the devil went right into Marlana.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Carol
I would have thought they would have picked a less stronger person than Marlena but guess they wanted to use her again to keep the story going the same.

PurpleRose
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PurpleRose

Stupidest repeat Days has done in awhile. No wonder it has the lowest rating of all daytime soaps. Nothing like watching a sinking ship.

Wendy
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Wendy

How long is this possession going to last?

Satan
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Satan

As long as I want it to!

aria
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aria

you must be happy to be back on DOOL.

Satan
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Satan

I am, of course.

But this idea that I would live in a digital voice recorder, an iPad, or a white noise machine…. well that’s a bit much!

I’m the Devil, not a computer virus, for Hell’s sake!

Celia
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Celia

I guess you’re tired of this “traumatic drama”, too, Wendy? I was sort of okay at first, since I was about nine years old the first time Satan “lived” in Marlena. I don’t remember—-I guess I wasn’t allowed to watch those eps with Satan as the star.
But, I’m already tired of it.
I don’t like inconsistencies—the fact that Marlena , as the Devil, peeks into the Chapel, is off base. I always thought he would burn if he even took a small breath of the Church’s Holy air.

Connie
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Connie

I hate the storyline!! It’s stupid and will probably stop watching.

Mike
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Mike

I agree. I hate this storyline

Julie
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Julie

I hate it.

Becky
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Becky

No I hate it

Sam
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Sam

Please end this possession storyline as quickly as possible!! Why was it ever revisited? With all the talented writers available and the many amazing storylines that could be developed and produced, it is surprising that this ‘old’ idea has resurfaced!!
Days of Our Lives has been a part of my daytime viewing since Another World wrapped, which was about the time when the first possession DOOL storyline began to air…I was not impressed then and that has not changed this time around!

With Covid decimating our social and emotional lives we could use some uplifting storylines…please!

Satan
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Satan

Doug’s getting more airtime than he’s had in decades, Johnny is launching a film career, and I’m going to help Ben & Ciara have a little baby. Oh, and soon I will make sure that Lani knows the truth about who her mama is.

How much more “uplifting” do you want from me?

Lisa
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Lisa

Hate it when you put in unbelievable story lines. Get rid of the possession story.

Pat Linke
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Pat Linke

NOT I FAN I might stop watching! I have watched for over 40 years

Neva Settles
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Neva Settles

So very disappointed in the devil possession story line in Days of Our Lives….I have tried to watch it, but I give up, it is an insult to everyone who watches intelligence! I’m sure you are at an all time low of viewers! Please get some new writers if this is the best the current ones can do. Absolutely insulting to the viewers…….do you think your viewing audience is 12 years old? Please, you can do better I hope…..if not go somewhere else with the stupid storyline!!! Will not be a viewer as long as this infantile “so SCARY !!!!”… Read more »

Donna J
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Donna J

I hate this making marlena bring possessed by devil again. It’s ridiculous. They need to get back to the other people and stop this craziness. I’m going to stop watching because it bothers me big time. I’m a Christian and I don’t want to watch something like this. I hope it’s over with soon or I’ll be tning in on some other shoe.

barb
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barb

no this story line is stupid i wound be watching it till it’s over , this is why they are dropping in ratings

Doris McNinch
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Doris McNinch

All this devil stuff is stupid. Please take off soon as possible. May have to stop watching until it is over

Georgia Peach
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Georgia Peach

This is the stupidest storyline I have ever seen. Please end it now. Days comes up with too many unrealistic storylines and this is the worst.

Kandi cicatko
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Kandi cicatko

Dool is starting to stink

Susan
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Susan

Sadly yes, I’ll be heading over the GH or a rerun of something until it’s over. It was good the first time and rehashing is a bad idea.

Michael Anthony
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Michael Anthony

Love “Days of our Lives”

Tammy
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Tammy

So is it contacts that Marlena where’s?

Fran V
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Fran V

No been there did that . Get new writers!

Helen Bates
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Helen Bates

So over this hope it’s not continuing to much longer. Not gonna watch much more.

Debbie
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Debbie

I have watched days for over 40 yrs. I think it is time for new writers. This devil crap is stupid!! I’m done watching it until this stuff stops. Several people have said the same thing, Days has lost a ton of watchers.

Satan
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Satan

“Several people have said the same thing”…. Yeah, and you can bet your soul that a lot of those “several people” have the same IP address. Am I right, moderators?? There has been a lot of stupid crap on this show in recent years. Masks… doppelgangers… recasts who bear ZERO resemblance to the characters they’re supposed to be….serial killers who are now supposed to be romantic leads, and characters who are completely absent from the scene when their loved ones are in a serious crisis. That’s all well and good apparently, but when I decide to pay a visit to… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

OMG! I have been away from here for some time and you never break character. It is a character, right?

Jane Case
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Jane Case

Agree! This devil crap is getting old mighty quick! Get rid of it! Please!

Satan
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Satan

No.

Charlie
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Charlie

Over it. I’m a long time watcher and am ready to stop watching. Really disappointing . Have the writers run out of new material?? Seems like it!

Sandra Gayle Buley
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Sandra Gayle Buley

I want to see Marlena back as her self and let John get away from her while sheis possessed I don’t like the episodes where she is possessed the devil

Jane Case
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Jane Case

I agree! This possession crap is a bunch of crap! Get rid of it!

Satan
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Satan

No.

Jean
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Jean

I stopped watching it all those years ago because of this stupid story line and now won’t be watching again. I think it’s totally inappropriate can’t you come up with something better than this bullshit

Georgia Peach
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Georgia Peach

Stupid, stupid, stupid, boring, boring, boring. Please do real story lines. This seems more like a horror movie instead of a soap opera. Please get back to realistic, relatable TV.

Satan
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Satan

You mean “realistic” storylines like some bug-eyed freak showing up out of nowhere, claiming to be a woman who disappeared in 1989, but looking NOTHING like her, and having a son who spends most of his time trying to get straight dudes to sleep with him? Or a guy with a brain chip in his head that makes him believe he’s the town’s long dead Mafioso Godfather? Or a mad scientist who brings half a dozen or so people back from the dead with some serum, stashes them in some warehouse in Nashville… and when that warehouse burns down, they… Read more »

Ruth
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Ruth

I hate this possession crap on days of our lives and insult to injury they start this undead crap!

Satan
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Satan

Undead people have been walking around Salem a long time now. In fact, I’d have a hard time naming a contract player in the current cast who hadn’t been declared dead at least once. Maybe Julie?

opal thomas
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opal thomas

I’m tired of this dragging on. I was hoping it would end after Halloween as a joke. Come-on people. Enough is enough. Move on.

Satan
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Satan

Oh, I’m sticking around for a while. They’ll be singing a different Christmas carol in Salem this Helliday season….. “The elves are dressed in leather And the angels are in chains Christmas with the Devil The sugar plums are rancid And the stockings are in flames Christmas with the Devil There’s a demon in my belly And a gremlin in my brain There’s someone up the chimney hole And Satan is his name The rats ate all the presents And the reindeer ran away Christmas with the Devil There’ll be no Father Christmas ‘Cause it’s Evil’s holiday Christmas with the… Read more »

Sandra
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Sandra

Absolutely hate it! I’ve stopped watching it.

Joan
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Joan

I have seen marlena possessed in 1995. I used to watch days. But now i watch the other 2 soaps.

Teresa
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Teresa

I’m so sick of this story line.

Penny
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Penny

I think it needs to end. Bring Marlena back and save John. This is a dumb story.

Doris A Stowe
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Doris A Stowe

Be glad when the storyline of Marlena demon possess is over. It’s good. Just don’t need to drag it out 6mths. I wish it be over by Christmas so they can develop happy tales. Lol. I know wishful thinking

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Good Lord! It’s bad enough to have this inane Marlena-as-Satan storyline again, but now Susan Banks is a part of it?!?! One unbelievable storyline is NOT enhanced by the return of an unbelievable (and VERY annoying) character.

Satan
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Satan

Yeah, I should have kept her as a cat. She was far less annoying that way, right?

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Yes, Satan, and more approachable…

Betsy
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Betsy

Stupid then, stupid now.

JarMa13!
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JarMa13!

F#$k I guess imma start watching days again

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ciara Saves Baby Bo with Assist from Heavenly Bo; Tripp Shifts Into Satan & Crashes Through Window

May Sweeps are in full bloom, and on Monday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the supernatural was front and center, and what Salemites hope will now and forever, put Satan behind them once and for all.

In story, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is one tough mama. She and Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) track down AllDevil (Lindsay Arnold) and her dastardly partner in crime, Charlie Dale (another guest return of Emmy-winner Mike Manning), as the devil starts the Ceremony of Transference to make their baby a mini-Satan. However, AllDevil has a plan to keep Cin at bay. She uses a protective pentagram wall, and electrocutes Ben from penetrating it.  Then, when Ciara has to save her baby, a white light comes upon her, and she is able to push through the barrier, push out Satan, and regain her baby boy in her arms.

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Tripp (Lucas Adams) arrives on the scene and clunks Charlie over the head with a baseball bat before he tries to kill Ben. When Ben comes to and meets his young son, “Bo”, Ciara tells Tripp that AllDevil is headed to St. Luke’s where he and Johnny (Carson Boatman), who was also at the scene, head off to find her.

At University Hospital, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) is going to get Baby “Bo” checked out as Ben and Ciara spend time with their little one in the hospital room. All of a sudden, a white light appears and Ciara’s dad, Bo Brady (the return of Peter Reckell) comes through the light. Both Ben and Ciara see the iconic Bo, and Ciara tells her dad to meet his grandson, and thanks him for saving the day at the cemetery.

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Inside the church, while upstairs, AllDevil flashes back to when Satan was inhabiting Marlena (Deidre Hall) and set fire to the place of worship 25 years ago, and fans get the actual clip of the classic moment in DAYS history. Just then, Tripp and Johnny find Satan upstairs ready to torch the place. Johnny gets a good ole’ toss across the room, leaving Tripp to fend off the devil.

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But helps is on the way as Father Eric (Greg Vaughan), John and Marlena (Deidre Hall) are there to save the day; as they begin an exorcism, of sorts. In defiance, we see AllDevil begin to crack Allie’s neck as everyone looks on in horror. Tripp admitting his love for Allie, tells the devil to come into him and let Allie go.  The shift happens as Tripp is now the devil, and in order to fight off hurting Allie or anyone, selflessly jumps out the church window and looks in dire straits.

So, what did you think of this climatic episode of Days of our Lives, with more to come with the return of Bo Brady this week? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles, has signed a reportedly one-year deal to join the cast of ABC’s drama, Big Sky.

Ackles who will guest-star in the season two finale on May 19th has also signed on to continue his role of Beau Arlen, the confident and charming good ol’ boy from Texas who steps in as temporary Sheriff in the murderous town, for the show’s upcoming third season.

The David E. Kelly series stars Kylie Bunbury and Katheryn Winnick.  Deadline broke the casting news of Ackles.

As for Ackles, DAYS fan remember him as Eric Brady (1997-2000), and Supernatural fans loved him as Dean Winchester (2005-2020).  The actor/producer has been one busy man with his show the The Winchesters set for series at the CW and another one in development a DC project with Greg Berlanti.

You can check out the promo below for next week’s exciting conclusion to season two of Big Sky featuring the debut of Ackles.

Now, let us know, will you be checking out Jensen on Big Sky for its upcoming third season? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Reckell, who had been tapped to reprise his soap-famous role for the upcoming summer limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem (Chapter Two), on Peacock, and taped his scenes a few weeks ago, must have gotten a little extra from the writers, to get to return to the network series in which he was one of the mainstays for over four decades.

As viewers know, Bo died several years ago, and now in 2022, it looks like Bo is making a heavenly visit to his daughter Ciara (Victoria Konefal) and her husband Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) in their time of need with their newborn baby, as well as best friend, Steve (Stephen Nichols), who needs a miracle to help save his son, Tripp (Lucas Adams) … all part of the AllDevil’s (Lindsay Arnold) heinous plots that has several major moments play out the week of May 16th.  This is May Sweeps after all!

Watch the promo below, featuring the return of Peter Reckell.

Now. let us know, are you excited to watch how Bo’s ‘visit’ plays out? Let us know via the comment section below.

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