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Days of our Lives Revisits ‘The Possession Storyline’ This Fall

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On the heels of the streamer limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, the NBC daytime drama series has announced that they are set to revisit the all-time classic “Possession Storyline” from 1994.

In that, Marlena (Deidre Hall) became possessed by the devil and it became one of the most remembered stories of all-time on the soaps.

Now, DAYS is turning a return to the storyline with this promo teaser, “Something wicked is coming to Salem this Fall!”

The series is promising that “fans can look forward to twists and turns you’d never suspect as well as familiar faces returning to save the day (or not)…. this time around, the devil knows no bounds and no one in Salem is safe!”

You can check out the promo below.   More details will follow on this exciting storyline!

So, what do you think of DAYS harkening back to the possession storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Damn! I enjoyed OG possessed Marlena.I it’s as good as 1994 Possession Storyline.

Tammy Kreiss
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Tammy Kreiss

Wanted to watch it back then, but couldn’t. YAY!!!

Satan
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Satan

HELLo Salem! It’s good to be back!!

Steve
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Steve

Funny, with any other storyline revisit you’d be calling him “Re-Ron” and claiming he’s had no original ideas, lol. Heaven help us.

Satan
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Satan

Well yeah, but this is about ME. So that’s different!

Rodd
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Rodd

Not really looking forward to this if it’s going to be a repeat. Are they running out of ideas with that talented cast? Yee-gads! I’ll wait, watch and see once we’re into it. Always try to believe for the best in our soaps.

Mark
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Mark

They really need to go back to these gothic storylines it’s what made days so much fun

davlestev1
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davlestev1

A one off Halloween special. It won’t be an extended storyline.

JJ
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JJ

That was the kind of story you don’t revisit. I know Ron C. has been chomping at the bit to revisit this story. I swear he has been possessed by Jim Reilly. Their writing is so similar it is eerie! Both of their writing is shallow, plot driven, predictable, repetitive, and ludicrous at times. I watched the original. It was ok. A lot of overacting, a lot of campy writing, a lot of cheesy special effects. It wasn’t a first for daytime. Both Loving and Dark Shadows had featured demonic storytelling. It was different and divisive, you either loved it… Read more »

Damien
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Damien

I’ll take Rons writing at Days where regardless of the consistency there are exciting arcs that are umbrella, complex and impactful going forward.Over at Y n R nothing happens for weeks, no romance , no plots just characters chatting over , over and over again. If anything even slightly eventful happens it s wrapped up off screen in one eppy. Josh Griffith and his toilet seat writing .

Alan McLaren
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Alan McLaren

I agree. I wish that Ron could go to Yr for a year and straighten the show out. Bring back Paul Williams and others to make it more interesting.

Natasha
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Natasha

Yeah I stopped watching y&R over a year ago. It got so boring and the Abby surrogate story line is beyond stupid and ridiculous

Jaime
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Jaime

Carlivati has not had an original thought in years. Terrible writer.

Harlee
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Harlee

I totally agree, well spoken

Sindeegirl
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Sindeegirl

I agree and dark shadows was a different thing. Completely!!

matthew simons
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matthew simons

Hopefully like the April fool idea – one day only halloween… otherwise DON’T.

KimBradyWannaBe
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KimBradyWannaBe

Time for a break from this show… like Carson on GH, I’m tired of Jarlena on Days.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’m 100% game for this if it’s a one-off Halloween special like the April Fools episode. In fact, I think soaps need to do one-off episodes more often because they usually turn out great. But if this is a long-term storyline, it’s going to get old FAST. It was even ludicrous at the time, and I really don’t think daytime TV is the place for possession stories anymore.

Lew S
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Lew S

Ok……………. Ron can’t come up with an original idea.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Oy veh…

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG,
I’d rather see Ben and his never fail necktie come back. I wonder if they’ll show John trying to kiss her with his slobbery open mouth. That should bring her down to earth real quick! ⁰

LouieY
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LouieY

I was never a fan of the JER era and definitely over the writer pets of Brady/Black family and Ben/Ciara. While all the other characters get crappy writing—the Bonnie and Duke the Bear stuff is Ridiculous. If you can’t attempt quality for all stories and characters it’s not worth tuning into. Thanks to Ron, I’m starting to watch CBS soaps which bring good drama and angst.

Jaime
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Jaime

That story is worthy only of Days Cancellation. Soap media promotes garbage for the producers but is rarely HONEST. Terrible story and if that is why they brought Johnny back send him away far away never to be seen again. Deidre Hall I am so ashamed that you do such insulting nonsense. Surely you have enough money by now.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Shaming Deidre Hall is shaming all who loved the previous possession and are already loving the repossession! She has enough money for a comfortable lifestyle, but she also enjoys the work and the possession is her personal all time favorite storyline. It’s not insulting, it’s entertaining, you’re the one insulting.

Harlee
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Harlee

Yuck! I didn’t like the first time around and of course it’s stunt plot driven dibble. I like my soaps to be character driven stories. Did anyone watch last weeks episode on Thursday the 9th on YR with Jack/Phyllis, Nick/Sharon, Victor/Adam best character driven episode I’ve seen in years. All coming from the characters past, heart pulling when you’re a fan know each couple’s history…Wonderful!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Lord, can Harrison Lord become a regular character? Can he be raised from the dead? The actor playing Harrison, in a 1-day stint, has acting chops as well as appeal that is off the charts! And while you’re at it, bring back Calista Lockhart, too! Another great character actress who chews the scenery par excellence! Forget the Possession storyline!

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

An “all-time classic” is not how I would describe that plot. There have been some lousy storylines on soaps over the decades but I can think of only two that were so dreadful that I permanently quit watching a series and never went back….. The “Marlena is possessed” garbage on Days and the “cloning of Reva” on Guiding Light. Both were such bad ideas that I questioned the qualifications and judgment of the writers who came up with them and (inanely) thought they would work. Who in their right mind would think revisiting this junk is a smart move? Obviously,… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Barbara from Atlanta,
Iam not looking forward to this crap again. I wonder about the actors feelings. Are they truly having fun doing this or are as disgusted as some of us. I know a lot of fans are enjoying and looking forward to another round of craziness. Something else that bothers me is Doug having to portray the devil.I just hope he likes it more than I will.

Satan
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Satan

Don’t worry…. I won’t be occupying Doug for much longer.

After all, you can’t really raise a lot of Hell in the body of a 96 year old man. I’ll be changing residences before too long!

Trish B
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Trish B

Keep your original residents in hell! There is enough negativity going on!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I guess we know now what Doug’s problem is. I lost my TV reception yesterday when he made contact with Paulina’s butt, but saw it today and realized he will be used to re-possess Marlena. Now I think this SL will be funnier than I thought.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I’ve kind of changed my mind some, since I wrote this comment. You know what they say about curiosity killing the cat.

Satan
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Satan

So…. how about that entrance, huh?

Didn’t think I’d show up in Salem like that, did ya??

Trish B
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Trish B

. Praying that you get back where you’ve been for the last 27 years!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Does anyone have any info about Chive Tea like Kayla ordered at the pub? I know what Chives are but never heard of them being used to make tea.

Satan
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Satan

Chai tea, not chive!

Though “chai” is actually an Indian word for “tea”, so calling it “chai tea” is sort of redundant. It’s a drink made from black tea with milk & spices added. The drink has some decent anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory propeties, so that might be why Kayla (as a doctor) is a fan of the beverage.

Trish B
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Trish B

Oh wow! Bravo for the info!

Cecilia
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Cecilia

I hated it then and now even more better way to have storyline than anything to do with Satan

Pandyboots
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Pandyboots

It was ridiculous before and it’s ridiculous now. What on earth are they thinking? There are so many other ways to go. All I can say is, “YIKES”.

River
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River

My sentiments exactly.I prefer story lines that are at least slightly believable.

Satan
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Satan

So brain chips that turn somebody into a different person or a serum that can bring back somebody who has been dead for years… or long lost children showing up DECADES later… that’s all believable.

But little old me coming up from Hell for a visit, that’s where you draw the line??

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Maybe Marlena can explain some of this,i.e your first paragraph, but the second part, for most people it’s more than a silly prank ,that they are afraid not to believe.

Unhappy DOOL fan
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Unhappy DOOL fan

I’m totally disgusted. What is this… some cheap Halloween trick? Is the show that desperate they need to go back to this? It seems stupid
And immature writing. If I wanted to watch a horror story, I’d rent a horror movie. This is ridiculous. I’m ashamed if this horrible decision. What next, Mary Poppjns or the wizard of Salem/OZ? I will watch another show during this time until the DOOL writers get some Real material. Or fire the kids And bring in some mature writers. This is bull crap.

Unhappy DOOL fan
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Unhappy DOOL fan

With COVID and death lying in every corner, this is the last thing people need to see. A possession? Really? Folks need GOD more than ever right now. How sick are these writers? Or Maybe they’re the ones possessed? I think that’s the answer. It’s starting to make sense. Yes, I’ll visit another show. Anything will be worth watching than this crazy crappy storyline. It’s sick!!!

Neva Settles
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Neva Settles

The most ridiculous story line ever…….Marlena being possessed! Please STOP! I am so disappointed……..beyond belief! I will never watch again! How stupid do you think people are????!!!

Larry
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Larry

Disgusting and totally inappropriate. We may stop watching.

Sindeegirl
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Sindeegirl

I think its awful. I didn’t watch these parts 25 years ago and I skip some of it again nnow.its enough evil is here on earth destroying our world. No need to bring in more even on TV. This is a soap opera not a horror movie.

JAGiarla
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JAGiarla

What a waste of time. I didn’t like the story line in the 1990’s and I dislike even more the second time around. Is it too much to ask for fresh story lines?

JS
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JS

We just finished a year of lockdown. No need to see a storyline like this one. Might resume watching after it wraps up. (Re: Marlena and being possessed). Just not interested and in poor taste.

Dee
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Dee

Absolutely ridiculous. The stupidest storyline back then and here we go again to another half year of stupidity. When will writers finally come up with their own storylines??? Why must they keep repeating old ones.

How lazy can you be to do one job. You have one job to do . Write for a soap opera and you can’t even do that because you have to steal someone else’s work . Hate it .

Rita
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Rita

I think this possession stuff is disgusting and I was almost going to stop watching it but I didn’t but now that they’re going to possess Ciara’s baby? I am 66 years old and I have been watching Days since I was 14 but I am now done.

Satan
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Satan

It’s true! Ciara is going to have a BeelzeBaby!

We’re going to name him Damien Horton Weston. Be sure to count the letters in each of those names. He will have a great destiny in front of him

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Ben can have a black “tie” event to welcome him into the world! And the number of letters; that’s some spooky numerology goin’ on there….

Joan Oickle
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Joan Oickle

I don’t like this storyline at all. I pvr the show and fast forward past it.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I hate this storyline. With so much evil in this world today. Who needs to watch it on tv. I love Days. I have watched it my whole life with my mother but this is too much for me to digest on a full or empty stomach. Come on writers you can do better than this. Revisit this is more like a bad nightmare relived!!!

Karen Raqye Slater
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Karen Raqye Slater

I think it absolutely ridiculus to have Marlena be the devil again. Been there done that. Why? I hate it ande am thinking about not watching Days anymore if all they can come up with are old story lines. I a very disappointed in the writers.

D
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D

It would be divine to actually be let in what Mar-Devil’s internal plan actually is. Several weeks have passed on DOOL and I still do not know what Mar-Devil came back to actually finish from decades ago.

Tressie Esters
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Tressie Esters

it is stupid of them bringing the story line about the devil and all back. Bringing back the dead which is nonsense. Give me a good story line.

Satan
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Satan

People return from the dead in Salem all the time!

At least the three guys I called up from Hell will be going back soon. Isn’t that an improvement over all the Rolf zombies still walking around like nothing ever happened to them?

Sonya Chambers
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Sonya Chambers

When is it going to end . Enough all ready . Do the writers have nothing better to write or are they just being so dam lazy

Sus
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Sus

I turned in just to see if it was finally over. Meanwhile, General Hospital has been interesting.

Satan
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Satan

Parts of General Hospital have been interesting. Not so much for Hell’s future outhouse cleaners, Whiny Heiny & Joey Nobrains.

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You just never know who you will find in purgatory (ah-hem) on Days of our Lives ! And now, in a surprise return, Chrishell Stause reprises her role of Jordan Ridgeway in all new episodes on the Peacock streaming soap opera.

In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which looks to be heaven, but really is hell in disguise, especially given Marlena’s latest visit with Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), who seemingly reveals herself to be possessed by Satan.

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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Zach Tinker Joins the Cast of CBS ‘Fire Country’

Zach Tinker (Sonny, Days and Fenmore, Y&R) has joined the cast of CBS’ freshmen drama Fire Country.  Primetime viewers previously saw him on the season premiere of ABC’s Big Sky.

According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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The series is centered around young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) who joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region.

Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives WGA Nomination for Daytime Drama Series

UPDATED: On Wednesday, the nominations were unveiled for the 75th annual Writers Guild Awards to be held on Sunday, March 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America East announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022.

Courtesy/WGA

In the category of Daytime Drama, only Days of our Lives was nominated, thus DAYS becomes the automatic winner as the sole nominee.

The nominated and winning DAYS writing team consists of: Head Writer Ron Carlivati; Writers Lorraine Broderick, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock.

DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati shared in a statement: “My team and I are thrilled to be nominated for the 2023 Writers Guild Award for Daytime.  We submitted three scripts from the storyline about Craig’s late-in-life coming out, the impact it had on his wife, Nancy, and of course, his ill-fated romance with the ever-scheming Leo. We felt that these episodes were a good representation of what Days of our Lives does best: high-stakes family drama with a comedic twist.”

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The episodes DAYS submitted for competition were #14320 which aired 4/19/2022, #14321 which aired 4/20/2022 and show #14331 that aired 5/4/2022.  They also featured the disastrous double wedding of Leo and Craig and Xander and Gwen, and its fallout.

To view all the WGA nominees click here.

So, what do you think about DAYS being the only entry and thus becoming the winning writing team at this year’s WGA Awards? What do you think of the storyline chosen to represent the show for competition? Comment below.

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