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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Nicole Gives Birth to a Baby Boy, as Dimitri Initiates a Heartbreaking Switch

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One of the oldest and most upsetting soap opera tropes was utilized on Monday’s episode of Peacock’s Days of our Lives, but with a twist. Baby switches are common place in this genre, and watching as a mother grieves for her newborn, while there is no evidence she even had the child.

Now, as has been teased for week’s DAYS, Nicole Walker DiMera (Arianne Zucker) gave birth on the side of a road after a car crash between her, and on the run Dimitri (Peter Porte) and Leo (Greg Rikaart). Meanwhile, Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) who for some odd reason is just so hell-bent on finding her friend, Sloan (Jessica Serfaty), a baby at all costs, is telling her that the deal she arranged with a mother fell-through after the mother learned that Sloan, with her questionable bad ethical background would raise her child.

At the side of the road, Leo jumps into action against the wishes of Dimitri, who is panicked they need to get to Rolf’s submarine on time. (Yes, you read that right).  Leo helps Nicole deliver her baby after her water breaks.  Leo is very proud of himself and this good deed he has done, bringing Nicole’s new son into this world.  Of course, Nicole just had Eric’s (Greg Vaughan) baby, not EJ’s (Dan Feuerriegel).

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When word spreads of the accident, Eric takes off to find Nicole.  Meanwhile, Sloan and Melinda are going back and forth on finding a baby for Sloan.  Realizing it’s not going to happen, Sloan tells Melinda she is going to come clean to Eric and tell him Nicole is carrying his child. Melinda cautions her not to do that as she will lose Eric as he will go running so fast to Nicole if he found that out.

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At the roadside, Nicole needs help getting to the hospital, but she can’t be moved and her newborn son needs to be checked out.  Leo decides he will stay with Nicole till the ambulance arrives, while Dimitri will take the baby to the hospital. Sadly, the baby is taken out of Nicole’s arms, for what will be probably a very long time on the soaps.


Next, Eric finds Nicole, and Leo bolts. Nicole tells a confused Eric that she had her baby.  Of course, there is no trace of the little bundle of joy. As Melinda and Sloan bicker, there is a knock at the apartment door. It’s none other than Dimitri looking duplicitous, appearing as if he is about to hand Nicole’s baby off to Sloan.

What do you think of this baby switch storyline? Is it infuriating you? What do you think will happen next? We predict nobody will believe Nicole and they will tell her she lost her baby. Meanwhile, Sloan will take Nicole’s little one to raise as her own. Share your thoughts in the comment section. For more on the story, check out our recent interview with Peter Porte and Greg Rikaart at Days of  Days 2023, and this week’s promo for the action on DAYS beloe.

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Please, not again, kinda getting tired of the same ole story, not sure about anyone else, same story on repeat… kinda throws a rock in the last of soaps worth watching

Idk why they cant just let Eric and Nicole be happy.

Love Days and Dimitri and leo

While I am glad that Eric finally has a child of his own, I hate that it’s with Nicole. I have been watching since she was first introduced and this will be an interesting route for the show to take. I can’t wait to see how Sami reacts to her most hated rival having given birth to her nephew, thereby cementing Nicole in Eric’s life forever!

Although I like the actors involved, I am uneasy anytime there is a baby switch…

Let’s see how farfetched this storyline becomes… Perhaps it will be revealed that the baby is neither Eric’s nor E.J.’s, but sired by the late Victor who, unbeknownst to Nicole (or virtually anyone else) wanted to get revenge on his ex-wife by having a baby with her — it’s complicated, but it’s Victor — so he simply enlisted Dr. Rolfe to implant an egg (fertilized by Victor) into Nicole — details don’t really matter as Dr. Rolfe can work wonders — and in secret.

The child’s biological mother is actually not known at this time and will be named later, once there is a need for a custody battle. (The mother undoubtedly will be played by an actress who previously played another character.) Then a codicil to Victor’s will turns up, which shows that neither Alex nor Xander, but this baby, delivered by Nicole, will be Victor’s true heir and thus inherit 50% of Victor’s estate. Together, Theresa and Sloane will discover the codicil and team up to keep the truth from everyone.

Meanwhile, when Eric learns of everyone’s deceit, he runs into Leo in the park and takes it out on Leo by roughing him up. Leo enjoys it at first, until he falls back, hits his head, and goes unconscious. Nicole sees the tail end of the altercation, argues with Eric who leaves in a huff. Leo wakes up to find Nicole tending to him. Leo has amnesia and doesn’t remember being gay, but he thinks he’s in love with Nicole…. 🙂

I agree to a point about tired soap plots but I watch soaps for the characters not the stories necessarily. Erika Slezak had a great answer about silly plots: “they’re only so many stories to tell”.

How stupid ? The baby is a preemie and still not at the hospital. No one has bought anything to feed or dress the baby . The cord still there . And we adults are watching this as if it could be . They have brought the dead back but this is baby abuse .‍♀️.

Nicole encouraged Jada to abort Eric’s kid and now we are supposed to root for Nicole and Eric and their son. No offense but can’t do it. Eric deserves a kid but team Sloane for ne.

Team Sloane all the way. I love her!

What is with the writers of this show?? This story line is boring! Been there seen that! Come up with something different. Why does everything have to do with subterfuge, switching babies, and lying to spouses! So tired of viewing the same sh_t, different day. Maybe if a character took the high road once in a while it might be refreshing and worthy to watch!

This really getting old. Need new writers. This is why people turn away from watching. Same thing over over over again. Not this same old storyline. They take to long.

So sick and tired of the same stupid story. Gets pregnant, gives birth in a serious scenario. Either mom or baby almost dies and there is a baby switch mom thinks baby is dead. Mom sees or holds baby and has instant connection doesn’t know why and some dumb dramatic reason reveals the DNA of baby. So stupid like write something else! Same story different characters. It’s every other few months. Sometimes giving the audience a happy ending right away is not a bad thing and maybe could help the shows increase of viewing. People got sick and quit watching. Some have come back after years and it’s the Same old story like
They never stopped watching.

It IS infuriating! I hate the storyline, and it’s beyond cruel even for a soap opera story!!


Please, not again, kinda getting tired of the same ole story, not sure about anyone else, same story on repeat… kinda throws a rock in the last of soaps worth watching….

I hate the baby still from Nicole. The writers need allow for her and Eric to be happy!

It’s always the same with those babies on days, they having babies by other men don’t tell him or chang the dna or kidnapped the babies or don’t tell he is the father let someone else think it’s his, I really feel for Ej, I think they should had made it where Ej is the baby not eric, gave Ej a break he deserves happiness too,as long as I been watching days every one that was having a baby that baby was someone else’s not the person it supposed to belong to, always a different daddy or they lied about who the daddy was or the dna, days is really really getting boring with the same ole same ole stuff about these babies and who the daddy is, and then there’s Alex thinking he is Victors son from a big lie that,that so called friend of Victors and Brady’s ex had lied about and seamed up, when is it gonna stop and the truth come out, and there’s Stephan he makes me really sick,the writer’s need to end all this and write some new drama this is all getting old and boring

I think this is the worst storyline ever. How cruel to take Micoles baby and then let her think he died. Awful just Awful
You need to get her baby back to her fast

Where is the baby’s dead body? Why doesn’t Nicole and EJ want to see their dead baby don’t they have to have a funeral people lose babies everyday and they want to see the baby after they die if the baby was old enough to be practically fully formed. So how stupid are we supposed to be to see that they don’t have enough sense just to see their baby after the baby died like people don’t do that what is wrong with Days of our lives I think I am going to have to give them up there just too stupid for me but I never had to go through the whole Marlena and devil crap and the stupid Marlena and Kate and going to heaven that I couldn’t wait to get past it was so grueling now this stupid plot anybody can write for Days of our lives I can write for Days of our lives and come up with better stories than this.

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Win a Private Game Night with Soap Stars and Help Children in Need for the Holidays

Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) is back with her annual toy drive for children through the holidays through her fundraiser in her effort to raise 25,000 toys for children in need each fall through Christmas is Not Cancelled to benefit Toys for Tots.

This week, fans have the opportunity to win a private zoom game night with none other than: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R), Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH), Emme Rylan (Ex-Lulu, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex, DAYS) Ali Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), and Lilley herself, by giving a toy to a child in need via website.

According to the site: “One Lucky Winner will be tuning in for a night of glamour, giggles, and game-winning moments, including: VIP Access to Your Soap Opera Faves: Join the virtual party with stars from your favorite daytime dramas! Prepare for drama on and off the screen as you chat, laugh, and bond over shared soap secrets.”

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Lilley shares: “By participating in this prize drawing, you will directly contribute to providing joy and happiness to underserved children during a challenging time in their lives, creating positive holiday memories!”

For more info on how you can win, make sure to visit

So, would you like to have a special ‘game night’ with this bevy of soap stars? Check out the opportunity, and let us know via the comment section below

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Morgan Fairchild, Nicollette Sheridan & Donna Mills Visit ‘Tamron Hall’ to Talk ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’

UPDATED: Monday November 27th, soap opera favorites, Morgan Fairchild (GH, ex-DAYS, DFT, The City, Dallas, Falcon Crest et al), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing) and Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing) visit with Tamron Hall on her syndicated talk show. (find times in your area here).

The trio is set to give some inside intel to Tamron on their highly-anticipating holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas, set to premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, December 2nd (8pm ET/7Pm CT) and streams next day.

As previously reported, Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas also stars Linda Gray (Dallas) and Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) and in story, five glamorous ‘80s soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera.

The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. Along the way, the divas also discover that the love between them all is still very strong too.

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Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas also stars Christopher Atkins, Patrika Darbo (ex-DAYS, B&B, The Bay), Alec Mapa, and Mills’s daughter, Chloe Mills. In addition, the holiday film features a theme song performed by none other than ’80s pop star Tiffany.

Check out the official trailer for ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ starring Donna, Nicollette, Linda, Morgan and Loni below, followed by the Tamron Hall Show segment.

Now let us know, are you looking forward to watching Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS Arianne Zucker On Baby Switch Storyline: “It’s Heartbreaking to Watch What Nicole Has Been Going Through”

On Days of our Lives, a soap opera which has had more than its fair share of baby switch storylines over the years, viewers have watched in anguished now that Nicole Walker DiMera (Arianne Zucker) is the next victim of this heinous plot twist.

Making it all the more ironic is years ago, Nicole illegally took Sami’s daughter, Sydney after she suffered a miscarriage and tried to pass it off as her own, only for it to backfire in now classic scenes between Zucker and Alison Sweeney.

Now in 2023, it’s Nicole’s turn to have a ‘switch’ perpetrated on her, this time by Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) and the shifty Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) as the ringmasters.

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The baby named “Jude” is actually Eric’s (Nicole’s all-time love) biological son, but Nicole has thought this whole time her baby daddy was EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), her current husband – thanks to more skullduggery from Sloan switching the DNA paternity results.

According to an interview in the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine, posted as an Instagram story on the Days of our Lives official show account,Nicole will get more of a clue as to what what happened behind her back, and to the unthinkable for a mother and her newborn baby, after she holds Eric’s “adopted” son Jude. It is then, she feels a strong bond with the little bundle of joy.  Remember, Nicole gave birth at the side of a road after getting into a car accident when Dimitri (Peter Porte) and Leo (Greg Rikaart) were driving the other care while they were on the run and trying to get to Dr. Rolf’s submarine.  Not the best of circumstances for a new mom, but was later told her baby had died.

Zucker expressed: “She (Nicole) feels there’s a possibility this baby is hers. Nicole knows that Sloan is sly. Nicole has an issue with postpartum depression as we saw with the last baby-switch storyline. She’s going to put all of those things together and think this has to be her baby.”

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In the end, the longtime fan favorite, shared, “It’s heartbreaking to watch what Nicole had been going through.” It certainly has! With many Days of our Lives fans screaming “Emmy” for Zucker and Dan Feuerriegel as the “grieving parents.”

So, what do you think about the Nicole/Sloan baby switch storyline? Are you over it and want it to end sooner than later? What do you think about the performance of Arianne Zucker within it? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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