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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sami Lays The Smackdown On Abigail!

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After letting EJ (James Scott) know that she set him up, put him in jail, took his company, and has known that her new hubby had an affair with Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi), Sami (Alison Sweeney) isn’t finished!  In fact as she told EJ, she is just getting started at how she is going to make him pay and suffer for his betrayal!

But EJ is only one half of the guilty party, and on today’s episode of DAYS, Sami finally lets on to Abigail that she has known for months that she had sex with her husband in the shower of the company changing room and more!

Sami also made sure that Abigail’s mother, Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) saw the illicit photo of EJ and Abigail in the throes of passion that was in her possession too, and then Sami proceeds to let Abigail have it with both barrels!

An enraged Sami begins: “I am upset that I thought the woman that was my friend, the woman that I let bake cupcakes with my children, the woman I felt sorry for because my husband’s brother ‘hurt her’ … that woman who came into my house had an affair with the father of my children and the man that I love.”

Later in her tirade, Sami continues to confront Abby for having sex with her man: “Do you want to talk about the shower?  In the company changing room?  You tracked him down at his place of business and had sex with him in the shower.  And you were like, ‘What if Sami doesn’t find out?  It’s all cool with me!’  I’m… not…done… yet! I know that you were naked in the shower having sex with my husband where anyone could have walked in on you … because someone did … me!”

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So what do you think about how Sami revealed to Abigail and Jennifer that she had known all this time of Abby’s affair with EJ?   What did you think about the performance of Alison Sweeney who brought her A-Game both on Thursday and Friday’s episode of DAYS this week?  Let us know!

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Karen
Karen

Love Allison Sweeny.

mollie
mollie

I concur! Really, really going to miss her! I hope to read her books soon. They sound like a fun, quick read.

Mark
Mark

Ali was fantabulous today and I loved how she humiliated that skank Abigail

Rose
Rose

The whole thing was beautiful, I could watch Sami lay Abby out over and over. Just wish one other character on that show would give Abby some heat over her willful assistance in cheating.

Ali was fantastic.

DC
DC

Tell me about it!!!! Why isn’t anyone mad at the fact that Abby is such a pig and slept with her cousin’s husband (after also trying to sleep with Carrie’s husband) ??? She isn’t ten years old. How could Will ever speak to her again? It’s all just ridiculous to me. If someone slept with my mom’s boyfriend/husband or hurt her in any way, that’s the last time I would ever be civil to them. I’m not a fan of how they’re playing this out.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Fans of the genre should watch those episodes and tune in Monday!!! I’m sure most DAYS fans are very happy with DAYS and all it’s performers! Can the Y&R fans say the say the same?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

It was entertaining but i dont see much of an aftermath…Abigail humilated and thats all…wish she past an std to E.J. and then he to Sami…that would make great drama and give Abigail the reputation as the town skank…lol

Tsuds
Tsuds

more to come from Sami……

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

From the Y&R ratings “struggle in key demographic”, it would appear that they are not. The Days characters actually have emotions and aren’t afraid to show them. The stories come to a logical conclusion. I am very impressed with DOOL.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Are you loving Kassie DePaiva as Eve? I am!!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Days is the best written soap these days. GH is terrible from the bottom up. Y&R is as boring as it could be.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Correct. Y&R was my favorite soap. Now, I don’t care much if a miss a few episodes. Days and GH rock.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Definitely loving Kassie DePaiva as Eve. She’s just getting started and I can see her causing major trouble for several people. Once again, I have to say Days is heads above Y&R. Y&R had Genie Francis and Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams and did nothing with them. Days is letting Kassie act. I love it.

Patrick
Patrick

“…Sami also made sure that Abigail’s mother, Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) saw the illicit photo of EJ and Abigail in the throes of passion that was in her possession too, and then Sami proceeds to let Abigail have it with both barrels! :

Kudos! applause… standing ovation

if this is what it takes.. and is plausible enough to bring down Jennifer

then so be it : have at it : Sami reigns in Salem!

let Jennifer stew… and is so distracted for her daughter.. that she’s not fully aware of Eve.

for the millionth billionth trillionth time… if Jenn should win…and not let the otherworldly tour de force charcters… (Sami, Eve, Theresa ) win payola… then it’s all for naught… why would the audience vigil for this outcome… Jenn is boring

Daniel is boring

Abs and JJ need to learn from their livelihood and move

dabble in EJ
dabble in Theresa

it’s not a bad outcome

Jenn and Daniel are dull

Jenn and Daniel are meaningless

Abs will venture forward with Ben… with her her ideals
JJ will invite Paige with his own past experiences and load his manhood.. with Theresa Jealous

it’s all I can take… to leave well enough alone… Daniel and Jenn don’t belong

let Abs and JJ travel fly nest and live

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Jen is in serious need of a mental breakdown like her mother Laura…then we hear Eve remark in front of Laura(hope she returns for the shows 50th) ‘Well the nut surely doesnt fall far from the tree’ to which Laura returns with a not too friendly slap!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I thought it was the “apple” , jimh…lol. Just kidding. Very fitting pun, “nut” how very clever of you , jimh…then again, your remarks always are.

Linda
Linda

Sami gave it to EJ & Abigail with both barrels and they deserved it. Knockout performances by Allison Sweeney. Really sorry to see her go.

Ray
Ray

The past two days have been incredible on DOOL. First, confronting EJ on Thursday and Abigail on Friday. This has been my favorite storyline all year and the confrontations did not disappoint. Alison needs to submit these reels at next year’s Emmys. The dialogue was perfection, with Sami saying everything that everyone who has been cheated on wished they would have said.

I still can’t help but wish Abigail would hav been pregnant. The fallout would have been amazing. It would have also been great if Chad would have been in town to hear from Sami that EJ and Abigail hooked up. Recast Chad with an older, more mature actor, bring back Melanie and the show will rock. I am also hoping Peter Blake comes back.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

There was rumor Melanie was returning but dont know how true…would be nice if Melanie returns, having run into Chad and they arrive in Salem as husband and wife?

Paulette Patterson
Paulette Patterson

WOW! Loved every bit of it and waiting for more! Emmy worthy!

Beth
Beth

Well written and well acted on all parts. All 3 actresses did a great job. Sami had every right to say what she said to Abby, and I even liked Jennifer giving Abby unconditional support, though I’m sure she’s very disappointed in her. I have to give DOOL credit. They faked us out with the Ejami scenes where we thought she was confronting EJ and I was not happy about that, but what they ultimately wrote was better and well done all around.

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

Ali delivered it like no one elses business…not sure how dool will deal with the loss of this dynamo…hope she gets an Emmy nod

Maggie
Maggie

I think what she said is open to interpretation. The way I heard it, she could have figured it out after the fact.

Maggie
Maggie

No matter what, I can’t wait to see what Sami has left for the homewrecking sl*t.

Johnny
Johnny

I would hardly call Abigail a homewrecker. That would imply there was a home to wreck. EJ has raped Sami himself…he was responsible for her being raped repeatedly by the Fake Rafe… Sami has shot EJ in the head…they have done horrible vile things to each other. This brief dalliance with Abigail is the LEAST of what these two have done. Sami and EJ are messed up damaged people who have no idea what love really is. Using Abigail as a scapegoat for their screw ups is not fair.

Maggie
Maggie

You probably don’t realize your watching a soap. All that stuff about EJ and Samantha – in the past. Done. Not germane to this discussion. And yeah, Sami and EJ are messed up, damaged people. That still doesn’t change the fact that Abigail is a “lying, homewrecking sl*t” (Her words). BTW, Abigail is as much of a screwup as Sami and EJ are, maybe even more. After all, she had no moral compunctions about going after a taken man, the father of the children she babysat for, the fiancee of the woman who’d been nothing but kind to her. And don’t forget that she wanted to continue being EJ’s side piece, even after he turned her down.

CeeCee
CeeCee

How true that is, Johnny. I really am a fan of Sami, so it becomes very easy to overlook her past flaws; specifically for myself since I missed the majority of Sami’s misdeeds.
I did get my minute of satisfaction and that is enough for me. I am not a vengeful person by nature, so personally I would not continue to wrest any revenge and create all sorts of havoc for Abbi or torture her. But, Sami is a different animal and no one crosses her….she does seek the ultimate vendetta. As I previously said, Sami cannot simply leave quietly with her tail tucked between her legs…how mortifying! She must flamboyantly walk the Bette Davis walk ….head high, shoulders straight and hips swinging in defiance, her stare challengingly saying, “I dare you…!”. All she needs is a cigarette between her fingers throwing her arm this way and that…lol can you picture it?
I do agree with you; EJ wrecked his own “home”. Granted, Abbi was old enough to have known better, but, if EJ and Sami had been in complete harmony, and if his love for Sami had been all-consuming and true,he would not have lost himself in someone else so easily. In that case, Abbi’s persistent pursuit of EJ would not have been an issue. Am I too naive? I repeat, these scenes are so well-written and compelling…I raise my glass to you DOOL !!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Well, in the next few weeks what will really happen to poor Abigail…Ben will break up with her before their relationship even got started…will she cry over something that barely started…will Jen disown her(doubt that)…had it been Abigail and Danial and Abbey got preggars that wouldve made for better drama…big deal how its currently written…Sami and E.J. are leaving…so i dont see much of an aftermath…i can see Theressa, Eve and Ann making some remark to Jen about her not so goody daughter…Abigail and Ben will move on and be together…Clyde rapes Abigail who will become pregnant…she passes child as Bens after refusing not to get an abortion and keeping rape a secret…Clyde terrorizes Jordan for weeks and gets Rafe fired from his job and blackmails Kate…Ben learns Abbey was raped and the child not his…Clyde found murdered…Jen confesses on the witness stand she killed Clyde and has a breakdown in the courtroom…she gets away with killing Clyde because of an insanity plea…Aiden defends her…Jen is placed in a mental hospital and as she is escorted from the courtroom Eve is heared to remark’ The nut doesnt fall far from the tree’, bringing up Jens mother Lauras past mental problems which is overheard by Laura(Erika Slezak or Jamie Lynn Baurer) who is in the courtroom and lets go on Eve with a not so friendly slap!!! No, this is not a spoiler just me dreaming up another story of how i wish it would turn out…lol

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I love that story, jimh!

Patrick
Patrick

Oh My God

Help me

Help me understand what is going on with Theresa

LOL

OMG

how is she going to get out of this one

whacks John Black over the head with a fireplace poker

and Brady thinks he did it?

Help

Patrick
Patrick

I just finished Mondays Ep:

this is too much tumultuous

Brady/John/Theresa

Sami/EJ/Abs

Eve and Jenn

three heated passionate deliver going on NOW….

This Is DAYS of OUR Lives

ie: here comes Hope and Aiden w/BO

Kristen is next week

whew!

for the love of Serial God : I wish it was Justin who dances with Eve

Patrick
Patrick

Wed. ep :

LOL

I forgot… Theresa and Brady are, “married”

hence, they cannot testify against each other… and therefore it’s easier for Brady to be the ditz

LOL

Oh god,at times, it takes everything I’ve got to lay off of Daniel

LOL

once again… the church has christened him all mighty… as he lays it on thick that John Black is not out of the clear.

Marlena vigils by HIS bedside

I think… Brady’ story : his spiral will come to light… when Kristen returns with his child…. via surrogate

and he and Theresa will part amicably

John will rescind his machismo

still LOVE’ing it

bettyrj
bettyrj

Emmy winning performance by Ali Sweeney! I think that she was justified in her actions and letting Abigail have it with both barrels! However, EJ was sent by Sami to keep Abigail from going to Hope and keep her quiet. Little did EJ know that Abigail had the hots for him!

Mary SF
Mary SF

I liked it because she was furious but it was controlled, she knew exactly what she wanted to say and how to say it for the greatest effect. Her plan to humiliated Abby as much as Abby humiliated her by sleeping with EJ, was a lot better than seeing the two of them in some kind of cat fight, pulling each other’s hair out, or slapping each other. I love the scenes in the jail with EJ too— it is moments like that that makes putting up with all the slow dull stuff on this show worth it. And if AS doesn’t win an Emmy for these performances next year, it would be real shame

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

A.S. deserves an emmy next year…the show was getting dull until the Sami/Abigail confrontation which even made Jen a little more interesting for a change…however, other than Abbey humiliated i dont see much happening in the weeks ahead…wish Abigail had passed an STD to E.J. who then passed it on to Sami so all three got what they deserve…and if Jack was alive he wouldnt have much to say being he had raped Kayla all those years ago…jmo!!!

Johnny
Johnny

How exactly would Abigail have an STD?

CeeCee
CeeCee

You are right, of course, Mary. But my most satisfying moment in the jail cell, was the complete show of WOMAN-POWER !!!!! EJ DiMera, the I-can- get-away-with-anything son of the omnipotent Stefano D Mera was hoodwinked by not just a Brady,,,….a Brady woman, ditzy Sami to boot. How will Stefano ever get over it? Lol. How gratifying was that? Not to mention Sami’s superb performance in making both Jen and Abbi eat crow. I must also be fair here, in that, Mansi’s performance was not too shabby either. Her acting was credible, in my opinion…..her best yet.

Patrick
Patrick

DAYS production is, rightfully so, thanking, Alison Sweeney… by giving her, HER crowning achievement by chess piecing Salem… giving her that backbone… and letting EJ, Abs, and any one else who’s questioned her ability….

I am enjoying that she gets this tour de force try…. to be

is this all out vengeance… ??? what about love… that she’s questioned.. every since the day she saw Mom on the pool table with John

will she ryans daughter it and leave Salem… on her own two feet… or with EJ… and come hell or highwater… whatever her need has been… and give the fans who love Ejami… that light… even if it’s not a paved road to emerald city

it’s Sami TURN… time to leave an impression… that she’s not to be taken lightely

thats what i’d hoped for… I certainly do acknowledge and thank the stars… that AS carried DOOL for many a year… when it seemed DAYS was at a point of no return… Sami … for all her flaws… mainstays

when Sami first mentioned to EJ that she was the new CEO… and he took it lightely and you could tell, immediately, that he’d never have allowed that… hence… CeeCee… I love the WOMAN-POWER

but, i have to wonder… when Sami and EJ do exit… after 6 months as co – chair CEO… that Kate… will be ejected… from…. and Stefano… will rightfully attain his kingdom

my sentiment… that the DiMera always ascend the less than in Salem

I am so hoping.. that DOOL recast… or come hell and high water… who cares what Melissa Reeves thinks… they re-hire… Peter Blake… to keep the mix of DiMera interesting in Salem… Jason Brooks is the bomb… salivate

or bring on Michael Muhney, Trevor St. John… to carry the DiMera mystique

——

I’ve posted enough… that Kate Mansi does have the acting ability to mix with Sami and EJ… but… needs to buck up… forget her mothers rosary and horton happenstance… and find her steely resolve.. and get her identity… it’s not all rose colored follow the rules… get to communion… GET a LIFE Abs

do I hope… beyond measure… that Jenn eats crow… and is so caught up in … Abs… that Eve prevails… I LOVE how much energy : Kassie DePaiva… tumultuously delivers

she is enigmatic stirring beyond reach heightens in your realm first

LOVE the potential the Donovan Clan LIVE

Tmoore8114
Tmoore8114

Ali was incredible. I just hope ejami get back together before both actors leave. They are two lengendary together to not have that happen. They are soulmates.

DC
DC

Unfortunately that chance was ruined when they made him sleep with her cousin—which was sooo out of character for EJ’s character. I still hate that they did that. They ruined the only relationship on the show that still had chemistry with a typical “cheating” storyline.

Max
Max

When Abby opened the front door and Sami was standing there with that look on her face.. I was scared..lol

pspcindy
pspcindy

ASweeney was wonderful this week. I loved her outing of notsosweet liitle Abby to her mother. Sami was fearless while Abby could only sniff and hang her head. If Sami only knew how Abby had gone after EJ her treatment of Abby would have been worse. I do wish this story would get back to EJ and Sami minus the ever present “angel”.
I

bettyrj
bettyrj

I totally agree, Cindy! I think Abigail was flattered and admired EJ because he read Jack’s book and they discussed Art; that’s why she had the hots for him! I wish they would write EJ sticking up for himself as far as how the sex with Abigail started. She went after him, taking his scarf off, unbuttoning his jacket in the cabin when he tried to leave several times. He was vulnerable because Sami kicked him out of her bed and accused him of knowing about Kristen’s drugging Eric long before the debacle of a wedding. Abigail following him into his private shower and getting in there with him was so disgusting for a girl who claimed to be so virtuous; belonging to the “Golden Circle Club” and wanting to wait for the right man or marriage to have sex! I would have said the same thing to a girl who went after my husband and had sex with him! Good job, Sami! You are vindicated!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Pardon my impertinence, bettyr, but are you defending EJ’s multiple indiscretions? He was vulnerable because Sami did not want to have sex with him? Awww, poor EJ… He has needs. Forgive me, but that is so archaic…He just could not keep it in his pants. Abbi, the temptress (NOT), unleashed her wanton desires on him? He is no teen ager whose hormones are raging and galloping uncontrollably. He did not have to succumb….not to an undescript, not so pretty, totally unsexy, little Abigail….he should have made a dramatic exit by stating…”Get thee to a nunnery”,
We cannot exculpate EJ and put it all on Abbi’s head…that is called a double standard. If a girl/woman steps out, she is automatically labeled a slut…but, when a guy does the same thing, he is what? A stud? I suppose it is generational, but, cheating is cheating, no matter the generation. And, both parties are accountable. Not one, more than the other. As I said, that way of thinking is passé …I do agree with the rest of your statements, except that Abbi was not so virginal …remember Chad? He “deflowered “her…there’s a nice old-world word for you…lol. As many posters have stated, Abbi is a hypocrite…with a holier-than-thou attitude, similar to her mother.
I admire how well thought-out these scenes were written. I hope the moral of this story gives us pause…don’t mess with Sami? Lol. Seriously, I don’t know how I would act in similar circumstances. I give my marriage and my little family my all. So, seeing a facsimile of insipid Abigail go at it with my husband would make me see red. Knowing myself–(spitfire) — I certainly would not be as composed as Sami. I applaud the collaboration of the writers, the actors and the show collectively.

Patrick
Patrick

“… I give my marriage and my little family my all. ”

beautiful

well said

as do I

do i dream a little dream… a little bit… sure… it’s not a manifest… but… sublime endorphin out of reach magnet

YOU said it best… Days of OUR Lives is to be celebrated and endeared and lived with

watch DAYS

“… I applaud the collaboration of the writers, the actors and the show collectively. ”

isn’t it something to say this about a show in this current day realm ?

days is doing it

Harry
Harry

Wow! I have not seen Days since Abby was in her terrible two’s! Now she is her terrible twenties it would seem. I have not turned on GH or Y&R in almost two months and turned on Days just yesterday in order to watch the magnificent, always pitch perfect, Kassie Depaiva. Seeing Allison Sweeney’s amazing swan song was deliciously great fun and crystallized the joy of watching day time drama. You know, that feeling that your eavesdropping on your neighbors? And last time I saw Sami was when she was pounding on the huge church windows, sobbing and screaming while watching her perfect big sister marry Lucas. I may be tuning back into Days as I need a new soap to fill the void GH and Y&R have left behind.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

You will not regret your decision to watch DAYS, Harry. There is sooooo much to love!!!

Harry
Harry

Thank you 4ever. I guess you could say the first time I tuned into Days, the devil made me do it. Yes, I tuned into to watch Marlena spin her head around and spit up green vomit at John.

Johnny
Johnny

Carrie married Austin…not Lucas.

Patrick
Patrick

“… turned on Days just yesterday in order to watch the magnificent, always pitch perfect, Kassie Depaiva. Seeing Allison Sweeney’s amazing swan song was deliciously great fun and crystallized the joy of watching day time drama.”

@Harry : purrrFECT

these women are on top : in charge : commanding

have to repeat your last line :

“…crystallized the joy of watching day time drama”

DAYS is 98% full of all the elements that trigger attention span…. I watch the whole hour and can find nary a complaint (save for Daniel and Jenn ) but that’s ad nauseum… and even I have to give myself a break.

Kassie DePaiva with her daughter Paige
Kassie DePaiva with her sister Theresa

I hope KD is on the a long long time

all the perfect combustion between Eve and Jenn… makes me laugh…

I have to applaud Alison Sweeney : her acting was top draw

that controlled steely reserve she dug up with Abs and Jenn…. was a marvel to delight in

LOL… loved when Sami was telling Abs and Jenn… if you look even more closely at the picture…. you’ll see the Horton Cabin…… where this all went down

delicious stuff…. evenmoreso down the turnpike for OUR Days

Hope and Aiden : wasn’t Hope radiant pulled together… as she and Aiden slow danced close

Kristen is coming home next month

Are Brady and Theresa married?

lets go to the MOVE’ees : this is marcqee stuff

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

No Patrick, Kristen is coming home next week! She comes home on Friday the 25th of this month! Do a happy dance!!!

I don’t think Brady and Theresa are married. It’s a trick..Trickster Theresa…Troublemaking Theresa…Theresa the Terrible…it’s all Theresa…and what will KRISTEN do?! What will Theresa do? What will Eve do? I know what we’ll be doing…we’ll be watching!!!!!!!!!!

conniemac
conniemac

I am a newbie to DOOL. I started watching because my all-time favorite Kassie DePaiva was coming on board. And as usual, she doesn’t disappoint. but whoa!!! Even though I have been an admirer of Alison Sweeney personally, I hadn’t watched her act. OMG!! She is something else! I’m sorry she’s leaving, but I will continue to admire until she does.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I hope all your DAYS are enjoyable, conniemac! Happy viewing!!!

CLH
CLH

Me too. I dropped Y&R when the good actors started dropping like flies. When I heard Kassie was going to Days I started watching just before she got there. Been watching ever since.

Geena
Geena

It wasn’t as good as the EJ confrontation but you could tell that Sami has been dying to get all that off her chest ever since she found out. She held it in for so long and unleashed it. Otherwise, she has no room to talk after sleeping with Nicole’s husband and cheating on Rafe then blamed EJ if I’m not mistaken. The shoe’s on the other foot and she doesn’t like. boo

Ghlover
Ghlover

Hoping AS ends up on GH!!!! Please soap gods

CeeCee
CeeCee

Wow, can you imagine? Oh, the possibilities !!

boes
boes

NO. PLease, No.

She’s too good to be wasted on that mess of a show.

Geena
Geena

She is directing at GH lol

boes
boes

I guess everyone has to take a turn taking out the garbage.

Linda
Linda

sami did the right thing

Keren
Keren

Alison’s performance was spot on. She is my fav actress and will always be. She deserves an Emmy already.

Emma
Emma

Not that EJ did not deserve every word, but Sami herself cheated on her husband (Rafe) and has never gotten the verbal bashing from anyone for all her antics. Wonder why Sami thinks Abby deserves the dressing down. Oh, yeah, it is because Sami is so special that crossing her is an absolute NoNo….Only Sami can go after other women’s men. LOL

CeeCee
CeeCee

Good point, Emma. But, I think that since Ali is leaving, Sami has to depart with flourish. She is the anointed one…lol….can do no wrong. She did get a taste of her own medicine, didn’t she ! Glad you brought that out.
My supreme and absolute satisfaction was exposing Abbi and divesting her of her good girl image. And, as I said earlier, The jail scene with EJ was superlative….so palpable; so real. I love this show !!!!
I am anxiously waiting to see how the writers are staging EJ’s and Sami’s exits. Will EJ remain in jail? Will Sami go to places unknown with the kids to get over her hurt? The twist would be if she did forgive him and they all leave together, as a family.
I am also interested to know Jimh’s feelings on how this storyline should end. His comments entertain me.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

jimh’s comments entertain everybody! If he gave up on DAYS, I’d slip into depression!

Geena
Geena

That’s exactly how I felt! When she goes after other women’s men, they are supposed to cower and concede. Even the men she cheats on are reduced to hanging their heads. I’m glad it was EJ that cheated on her. She was counting on his obsession to keep him in line but nope. He strayed anyways HEHE.

DA
DA

Well #1 it was her cousin and #2 Abby is not supposed to be like Sami (who’s known for being a little nuts). Abby needs to get her a** kicked. Remember when she went after Carrie’s man? Good thing Abby’s a pretty girl because she’s very annoying.

Emma
Emma

I do not think Sami & Abby are cousins. Abby IS a cousin to Sami’s son, Will, but not to Sami herself.

This situation is about Sami dressing down Abby for sleeping with EJ, and nothing else. If Abby has to be taken to task for trying to pretend an affair with Austin, then Carrie can well take care of that, and has.

Meanwhile, Sami is calling out Abby for having sex with EJ (who has cheated on his wives many times) but seems to not remember how she herself cheated on HER HUSBAND with EJ.
Sami was never a cheater on her men, until that fateful day. But her wrath should be rightly aimed at EJ. And while she is saying something about making Abby her friend, that is not true. She coerced a reluctant Abby into lessons on art…….but they were never friends.

Monique
Monique

Phenomenal acting by Alison Sweeney and James Scott 🙂 will miss these two.

shannon
shannon

AS was incredible as was JS on Thursday! What else can I say? They can’t be replaced!

mary
mary

Great show. Hell hath no fury like a scorn soap diva. it was great to see Sami let Abby and her holier than thou mother have it. Jen reminds me of Liz on GH, soooo boring.

Brett
Brett

Amazing week of DOOL!!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

DOOL is the best. Loving it.

Belle
Belle

I hope that the writers don’t let E.J. and Sami split completely. E.J. took a lot of heat from his father when she shot the cop. E.J. groveled at his father’s feet to get help for Sami. Plus, he did everything to help Sami, Kate, and Gabi with the Nick situation.
Also, I can’t believe that S. Di Mera doesn’t know what’s happening ; he’s a smart man who is clued into everything. Any man who knew about E.J and Abby seeing a doctor about a pregnancy knows what Kate and Sami are doing. I’ll never believe that writers are writing S. di Mera as a fool. EJ. isn’t as ruthless, powerful, and shrewd as his father; therefore, he doesn’t have the sharpness and smarts of his father. So, I never expected as much from him. E.J. at times appeared to be softer and putty in the hands of his enemies.
I don’t want this retaliation to be one sided ; E .J. needs to get some zingers in also. Afterwards, send them off the show together trying to make their marriage work because they truly love each other and for the children who will be caught up in this mess.
Sami’s only thinking about herself and her hurt ; what about the kids?

boes
boes

GREAT week on DOOL, absolutely great. I could watch Sami smack Abigail and Jenn every day, every week. And if Abigail doesn’t take Sami’s advice and get out of town then she’s every bit as dumb as she looks, and that’s pretty dumb.

DOOL is the best. I can’t even watch GH or Y&R anymore.

Josh
Josh

I AGREE SAMI (ALISON SWEENEY) DEFINATELY DESERVES AN EMMY FOR HER PERFORMANCES… I LOVED THE WHOLE CONFORTATION WITH EJ AND THE ONE WITH ABBY AND JENNIFER… I LOVE WHEN JENNIFER SAID I DONT WANT TO HEAR ANY MORE YOU SHOULD LEAVE THEN SAMI SAID WELL YOU SHOULD LEAVE BECAUSE IM ABOUT TO UNLOAD AN EARFUL ON YOUR SLUT OF A DAUGHTER. I LOVED IT ALL ACTUALLY JUST WISH THEY WOULD OF SHOWED MORE FOCUSED ON THAT… I CANT WAIT TO WATCH MONDAY’S EPISODE N SEE MORE OF THIS AND THE REST OF THE WEEK

Johnny
Johnny

I have never been a Sami fan. That is mostly because under Jim Reilly’s pen she was written as such a one note brain damaged psychopath. But lately, thanks to some kick-ass writing, Allison Sweeney seems just lit from within. She has been nailing every performance and knocking them right out of the park. If I have one quibble, it would be a much more interesting story if Sami was actually not mad at Abigail…and not going the predictable route of calling her slut and whore etc. Sami did far worse in her youth than Abigail ever did. It would be neat if Sami realized her past mistakes, and forgave Abigail thereby kind of forgiving herself for all the horrendous things she did. It comes off as very hypocritical for Sami to be so vitriolic towards Abigail when Sami spent most of her life plotting to steal someone else’s man. But aside from that….I love everything about this story. Kate and Sami are just awesome as frenemies! The writing on Days is as good now as it was under Paula Cwikly and Peter Brash circa 11-12 years ago! I laughed out loud at the recent scene where Kate encountered Jordan/Tammy Sue in the park and said “Talking to yourself now Jordan?”. WHO is Kate to take anyone to task for talking to themselves in random public places??????? LMAO. Kate regularly confesses her crimes while talking to herself in strange places like parks, restaurants, town squares, offices, etc etc. Eg. “Oh Sami…if only you knew I was the one who was responsible for you being sent to death row for killing Franco. If you ever found out that the real killer was actually my son Lucas Roberts, there would be hell to pay! But you will NEVER find out!”. It sounds as absurd as it looks. I wish this show, and others, would stop having people talk to themselves so much. It is a lazy way to recap story, it makes characters look like morons, and it insults the viewers. That said though…Lauren Koslow understands the camp factor just enough to pull it off, even though I wish she didn’t have to.

Janet Wells
Janet Wells

I know some people in real life who talk out loud to themselves….maybe not an entire page of dialogue but nevertheless they do.
Of course, some of them should probably be institutionilized but regardless, I have witnessed it. I found myself talking out loud the other day when I was looking for something in our Supply closet at work….”now where did I put those syringes” (I work in medical) –

Johnny
Johnny

Lol. Janet…we all do to some extent. But we don’t confess crimes out loud to ourselves in parks. If we do we are psychotic and deserve to be caught. Viewers are not stupid. We can tell what characters are doing and thinking through body language, facial expressions, etc. Characters don’t need to telegraph every thought and action by talking to themselves.

Tony Polar
Tony Polar

I am the ONLY one who felt sorry for Abigail – I thought Sami could have told her privately that she didn’t appreciate what had gone down with EJ –
She didn’t have to humiliate her in front of her own mother. I realize it’s a campy
soap but even at that I thought it could have been written differently.

Johnny
Johnny

Exactly. Sami has had a lifetime of mother issues so you’d think…even in her hurt state…she could have not had Jennifer right there. Then again Sami and Jennifer have not always had the best relationship so maybe a part of the old bitter psychotic Sami wanted to stick something to Jennifer. Sami cannot be jaded and stupid enough to think that Abigail is just a flat out whore. After all EJ raped Sami. Sami knows how persuasive he can be. It would be a much more powerful, unpredictable plot point if Sami was NOT mad at Abigail. Kate Mansi is an awesome actress and she makes good out of some very inconsistent and bizarre writing choices for the character of Abby. I like her and Ben but I wish he had been cast as a recast Chad.

CeeCee
CeeCee

That’s a very noble sentiment, Tony…..in real life, that is. But even then, people lose focus when faced with betrayal. By the same token, I may be wrong, but, it think you’re missing the point. Most of us (the viewers), at least Sami fans, wanted to see Abbi humiliated…and her mother as well. We were waiting for it to happen with bated breath…I was, anyway. Obviously I cannot speak for everyone. I overstep! Forgive me.

DA
DA

Did you just say she “didn’t appreciate what had gone down with EJ?” Did Abby break a dish or sleep with Sami’s husband?

Tony Polar
Tony Polar

I think she broke a dish when she was reaching for………like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Patrick, I love your eloquence and your poetic heart. Most people would need to decipher your writing…I get it !!!!! I write with my heart as well. Shakespeare better watch out… You may just outrun him…lol.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@boes…now, that’s funny.lol

Chaz
Chaz

Great performances all around. I think Sami was just raring to go at Abigail and the fact that Jen turned up wasn’t going to stop her…it just made the confrontation sweeter for her.

Cannot wait to see what other havoc Sami & Kate will ring down on the DeMera’s. I bet that is how Kristen returns…at the bequest of Stefano to help deal with this crises.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Can’t wait for the public humiliation to begin. Sanctimonious Abby (& Jen) both deserve what’s coming to them. Finally.

It is really bugging me how Sami’s own family (Eric, Will & Sonny) seem to be taking Abby’s side in this. They need to see Abby’s true colors. I hope her begging EJ to be his mistress was recorded and ready for public consumption. (And yes, I get that Sami is no saint. Shouldn’t throw stones…blah, blah, blah)

Patrick
Patrick

“Oh, I was just absolutely, livid ” with the near slap heard ’round the world

once you think she’s adulted up… a woman

she childlikes… and her spoiled bratty little antics… just get the best of you doesn’t she?

Tuesday Ep: when she goes on a little rant… a little rage…. taking out her frantic histrionics on Eve.

Oh, I just about had it

———–

I will cement and applaud at the end of that ep…. just how GOOD Casey Moss’ JJ was with Kassie DePaiva’ Eve. sterling, above board… magic stuff

that being said :

Oye! doesn’t Melissa Reeves’ Jennifer get older the more she has to fret, angst herself, hand ringed out…

LOL… seeing her vascilate betwixt her childrens drama and propping herself bubbly I can do this in love making love with Daniel

Yikes!

anyway…. to watch the shows…. steer toward… and ultimately… see the Horton worthy ascend : at the expense of, quality top draw acting skills of the like, Theresa, Eve, Kristen, Anne, The DiMera… heck, now throw in Sami. just gets to me…

the payoffs (thank god for all the good actors : sans Daniel and Jenn… and she’d better buck up, Abs) I guess are all we get…. as Jennifer Horton and Daniel will judge for the rest of the world.

it just rankles me again… that Daniel the superhero and magic hands… does it again… saves John Black from death

hail hail… the dullest couple in all of daytime and DOOL history

blech!

I love to rant about these two

Patrick
Patrick

ie: Abs, slaps Eve at Horton Square

Patrick
Patrick

oh please, oh, please

where is Mary Beth Evans’ Kayla…. to take over the hospital from Daniel

where is Judy Evans’ Adrienne, to HELP distract from tired Jennifer

Beth CP
Beth CP

I have only just started to watch DOOL with a more concentrated interest because of Jen Lilley being in the cast as Theresa. I always liked her as Maxie when she subbed for KiSt when she was out on sick leave. Seeing her sink her teeth into this role that is a complete 180 has been quite satisfying. That said, there is very little that I’ve seen so far that hasn’t been intriguing or engaging. The current saga with AS’s Sami and LK’s Kate setting up and then destroying EJ, Abigail and Stefano has been simply delicious for the “take no prisoners” MO these two women employ. Kudos to the writers for penning story whose fallout will reverberate and then bleed into other stories on the canvas for months to come. Kudos to the actors for leaving everything out on the table, no holds barred. Their performances have given me some very good reasons to tune in and spend an hour in Salem every day.

deb
deb

Great work done by all the actors in this story; Allison deserves an Emmy for being able to spew that hypocritical crap out of Sami’s mouth without laughing out loud at the insanity. Sure Abby had sex with Sami’s man but the nerve of Salem’s biggest WHORE, Samatha Gene, calling any woman a whore, never mind one who has only had two lovers in her 26 years is a JOKE. Sami the slut had Lucas, Rafe and EJ moving in and out of her in a span of a few weeks because her whorish behind could not decide which man she “loved.”

EJ is an idiot for ever being with Sami again after she SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD and left him to die as she strolled right back to her house and screwed Rafe. She did not care that the father of two of her kids was dying at her hand. This worthless woman has zero room to talk about anyone’s morals. She is trifling, pathetic and a twisted gold digger. She whored herself out to EJ for his millions because she sure as HELL doesn’t love him. She married him to get her hands on his company; now that is a WHORE move if I ever saw one.

These two, EJ and Sami, are the most dysfunctional disgusting Soap pairing ever; they have done more evil to each other than anyone else. And please, the comparison to Luke and Laura is a joke; Luke and Laura was bad enough but they were nowhere as disgusting as the double rape, many attempts are murdering, child stealing, hiding duo. What else is left for EJ or Samil to do to each other? Actually succeed in finally ending each other’s lives? If EJ loved Sami as much as he claimed he would not have sat back and enjoy her getting raped daily by faux Rafe. What man that loves a woman happily place a stranger in her bed??? EJ nor Sami knows what love is; the writing for Ejami proves only a person willing to deny over 50 percent of the writing and burying the head in the sand will buy the so called “Epic” love. I was an Ejami fan but the shooting in the head killed my love for them and EJ having faux Rafe rape Sami daily ut the nail in the coffin.

Bottom line; AS and JS are good actors and have great chemistry but the writing IMO was screwed up from the get for any real love story for their characters. Sure they have a fan base but just as many are disgusted by the pairing. Thank goodness both actors are gone and hopefully to better.

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Stephen Nichols On His DAYS Return As Stefano: “I Knew I Didn’t Want To Be A Cheap Imitation.”

By now, Days of our Lives fans have witnessed that the heralded return of longtime favorite, Stephen Nichols came with a twist.  When Nichols re-emerged on the canvas, he was now playing Stefano DiMera, but in the face and body of what seems to be Steve “Patch” Johnson.

Nichols, who along with Mary Beth Evans, have been known as enduring supercouple Patch and Kayla, and now they find themselves in the Salem time jump in a different set of circumstances,  First of all, Kayla is romantically involved with Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth), and Nichols returned as Stefano and is in ca-hoots with Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso).

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In an interview in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Stephen opens up about taking on the classic soap villain role made famous by the late, great Joe Mascolo.

Nichols admitted there was some trepidation taking on and in approaching how to portray the role: “It was daunting and a major challenge to take on. I knew I didn’t want to be a cheap imitation. I wanted to get Stefano’s essence.”

In preparing for his new journey on DAYS, Nichols noted: “I watched the master, Joe Mascolo.  I got lots of videos of Stefano. Stefano in every mode: Manipulating, laughing, Stefano with the ladies, with his children, and, of course, Stefano raging.”

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DAYS Head Writer Ron Carlivati Talks On: Ben Weston, Soap Amnesia, Doppelgängers, and the Time Jump

Days of our Lives viewers have been going through some changes over the past month since the launch of the innovative time jump from the creative mind of the series and Daytime Emmy-winning head writer, Ron Carlivati.  As episode after episode unfolds, the audience has been finding out just where their favorite Salem residents have landed and with whom, in the one year flash-forward.  There have been shocking deaths revealed, longtime couples facing different kinds of obstacles that could change their relationships forever, and some characters brought back on the canvas, in one form or the other, to shake things up.

On the series finale of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast,  Ron Carlivati was the very special guest and addressed many of the decisions that went into making the flash- forward happen starting with when Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) wakes up from her coma after her fall, thanks to Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso), and how it impacts the canvas.  You can listen to the can’t-miss interview here via iTunes or at NBC.com/Inside Salem.

Due to the length of our conversation with the talented head scribe, some of the questions and answers did not make it into the podcast finale due to time constraints.  So, we have brought you the rest the interview here as Ron discusses: the popularity of  #Cin, back-from-the-dead storylines, writing for the original series on the DOOL app and further creative decisions that went into crafting the one-year time jump.  Check out what Ron had to say below.

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You have been able to make #Cin, the hottest duo on daytime by taking a now reformed serial killer, Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson) and pairing him with the daughter of one of DAYS all-time supercouples, Bo and Hope in Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal).  Were you ever  concerned as to how this story/romance would play to the audience at home, because in reality no parent would ever just stand by and let their child get involved with a man who strangled and killed women, previously? 

Ron:  To sort of try to glorify a guy who strangled women and make him into a romantic lead, we don’t do that lightly.  Not unlike, Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) on One Life to Live who was a rapist, and who became sort of an anti-hero, but also a romantic lea.  And in this day and age, it’s even a bigger decision to do something like that, I think.  So, that said, it is a soap opera and there are certain things where we know we are pushing the envelope.  We know in the real world that no mother would ever get past her daughter being with a guy who murdered, killed, and strangled three women or strangled and shot one, but the pairing worked so well.

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In the time jump, you gave Ben an intriguing prison cell mate in Will Horton, given that Ben had “killed” him previously.  Add to that you brought back Ben’s criminal father, Clyde back into the mix.  There’s lots of prison orange these days on the screen.

Ron:  When we knew we were sending Ben to prison, then obviously father and son have to cross path. It just added another element, so it wasn’t just going to be Ben and Will (Chandler Massey) talking to each other, and making a shawl together like Martha Stewart. (Laughs). Ben’s relationship with Clyde was interesting to me.  As horrible as Clyde was and is – there does seem to be some sort of love that he has for Ben.

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On the soaps, and as has been part of DAYS enduring legacy, characters are killed off, only to be brought back to life somewhere down the road. Many return with classic soap amnesia as a vehicle to drive story.  Is there ever a time when as a writer, or as a soap fan, you think “enough is enough”, and characters should just stay dead?  Many fans who watch daytime dramas get very invested in tragic death stories, where characters have these shocking or sudden, or long goodbyes, and the viewers goes through the grieving process; along with the other characters, for what then seems like a waste of an emotional investment when said character turns back up alive.

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Ron:  We were talking about bringing Jack (Matthew Ashford) back right around that same time we had the Will story.  We couldn’t bring two people back from the dead at the same time, and that’s why Jack’s return kind of got put on the back-burner, so we could do the ‘Will is alive’ story arc.  Look, the audience will go with you, especially if they want somebody back desperately.  They will overlook how did it happen, and how could they be alive.  They will accept almost any explanation, but I think you’re right, if you do it too much, you tend to water down the permanence of death … especially deaths that you saw on-camera.

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Viewers know you love doppelgänger storylines.  And, in the time jump you brought back none other than Hattie Adams (Deidre Hall).  Why the decision to bring Hattie back at this time?  I know Deidre loves playing her.

Ron:  I think Deidre likes playing something different than Marlena, because she played Marlena for many, many years, and she knows her like the back of her hand.  Hattie is an escape and something fun, and the chance to do and say outrageous things that Marlena would never do.  So, we bring her back whenever we can to have fun with, and again, it seemed to work because  she was in prison, and we set Eve in prison when we started the time jump off, and we’re like, “Who’s Eve (Kassie DePaiva) going to be talking to?” and we’re like, “Oh, well of course.  It has to be Hattie.” (Laughs)

When do you first see the fruits of your labor?  Do you see a feed from the set as the show is taping? Do you receive episodes where you see how what was written has come to life? 

Ron:  In prior shows, One Life to Live and on GH, I saw it when it aired. At One Life, I was in the studio, so I often saw production shooting scenes.  Here, they send me the completed shows once it has been completely edited, the music has been put into it, and it’s all ready to roll, and they email me the link to 5 or 6 shows.  So, I could in theory watch a couple of weeks ahead of the audience, but I tend to (unless I’m so, so curious about how a certain thing turned out) watch it when it’s on TV.

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The “Lani (Sal Stowers) and Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) joining a convent” storyline is at a critical point in story.  How did you come up with the decision to put Lani, and of all people, Kristen together and about to take their vows as nuns, and kind of becoming bff’s?

Ron:  I mean, you can’t imagine sort of two more unlikely friends as Kristen and Lani.  We grew to really love the relationship that developed between the two of them.  I think we sat down and said about the time jump, “There have to be enough big changes that you do the double-take.”  Like, Will is Ben’s cell mate, Adrienne is dead, and Justin and Kayla are together now.  You had to have enough of those WTF moments to justify passing a year of time.

You have also been writing series for the DOOL app.  What did you think of Chad and Abby in Paris with that being the initial one and how it all came to pass?

Ron:   It was fun.  I had no time.  I was writing six episodes a week of DAYS, and I was asked “By the way, can you write two seasons of a web/app show for us?” (Laughs) Greg Meng (Co-executive producer, Days of our Lives) has really been the mastermind behind this app and developing this app into something.  I love all of the stuff you guys came up with for all the behind the scenes content, but I know that Greg really wanted original series content on it, too.  Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail (Kate Mansi) just seemed like the logical couple to do that with.  You wanted somebody tied to Salem that wasn’t currently on the campus, but you know the audience cares about what their up to, and Chad and Abby just seemed perfect.  The process was totally different because I’m used to writing six outlines a week that are 15 pages long, and all of the sudden, I’m like, “She comes in, this happens, and this happens.” .  That’s like a whole episode of an app series right there.  Corday Productions produced it while they were producing the regular show, and they made a special set into Chad and Abigail’s apartment, which I thought looked incredible.

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Chad & Abby in Paris had a bit of a different look and feel then the regular airshows, which I think made it enticing.

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Ron:  I loved the look of it.  I felt it was just a little bit different than Salem.  We had the establishing shots of the Eiffel Tower and all of that stuff, and look, we had to keep it simple, but we added in Austin (Austin Peck).  We had Tony (Thaao Penghlis) come in season 2.  We had the new characters of Juliette (Rachele Schank) and Sylvie (Shawna Della-Ricca).  So, it was fun, and it weirdly just timed out so perfectly because we did 8, took like a week off, did another 8, and that last episode was posted right when Jennifer fell.

Right, so it timed perfect to get Chad & Abby back on the airshows.

Ron:  It timed out perfectly so that we could have Abigail get a call: “Something has happened to my mother.  We have to go back to Salem.”  So, you last saw Chad and Abby in Paris, and then the following week they were back in Salem.

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Now, with the kind of massive move for DAYS with the time jump, you have to figure out: “Who are the casualties?  Who am I going to lose?” Viewers learned in short order that: Adrienne (Judi Evans) isn’t alive, Haley (Thia Megia) isn’t alive, and Jordan (Chrishell Stause) isn’t alive.  What went into the decision-making process to kill those characters?  I’m assuming it was to further the story of others on the canvas.

Ron:  Yes.  Anytime we kill somebody, it breaks my heart every time, because these are like my babies.  You fall in love with these characters, and you care about them a lot, and you care about the people who play them.  So, it’s a big decision to say, “Let’s kill them.”  It may be a great story, like, “I’m going to get this amazing story if I kill X,” but that’s a person and a job, and it’s not something we ever do lightly.  That said, in a year of passage of time, you know that life and death is going to happen, and to us, it felt like to really signify the passage of time, there had to be at least one or two people who are no longer alive, and then show how that affects our story.

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Did you ever think that instead of 1 year that you’d do a bigger jump?  Like, “What if I did 5 years?”  Because it’s interesting, I was reading some comments on social media from fans who are like, “What year is it?  Is it just 1 year?  Why didn’t they do 5?” (Laughs)

Ron:  5 seemed like a lot.  I think people change physically a lot in 5 years. I wasn’t prepared to cast little children as teenagers… that would be a lot. (Laughs)  I think you run the risk of it being almost too disorienting for the audience.  Also, then it would be me having to figure out what happened over 5 years instead of just 1. (Laughs)  So, 1 year just kind of seemed perfect, and it had to be an even year so that even though it’s a crazy coincidence that Jennifer woke up 1 year to the day she fell into the coma, you needed Thanksgiving to still be Thanksgiving, and Christmas to still fall on Christmas, and that kind of thing.  So, it had to be an even year.  I think it worked out great and I hope the audience continues to go on the journey with us, because there is a lot more to come!

So, have you been enjoying the DAYS time jump thus far? Which storyline has piqued your interest most? Let us know via the comment section below.

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Noted Soap Opera Producer Lisa de Cazotte Has Died; Daytime Community Mourns Her Passing

Sad news to report on Sunday as the soap opera community and its fans learn of the passing of Daytime Emmy-winning and noted soap opera producer, Lisa de Cazotte,

Lisa passed away yesterday on Saturday December 7th after a long illness at the age of 58,   From early in her career her love of the soaps and passion for it were evident.  She began right out of college as an intern on ABC’s One Life to Live, where she worked her way up to Coordinating Producer.

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Next, Lisa eventually became the Supervising Producer of NBC’s one and only Santa Barbara.  She spent time also on All My Children, before heading back to NBC and Sunset Beach where she assumed the role of Supervising Producer there.

However, it was in 1999 where de Cazotte became the  Executive Producer of Passions, which she helmed and remained till the end of its run in 2008.  It was a show that she loved so much.  She continued her career in the soaps in 2012 stepping into Salem and Days of our Lives where Lisa was named Co-Executive Producer of the series winning two Daytime Emmy Awards. for her efforts.

Sadly, now her final gig began in 2017, when she became Supervising Producer of The Young and the Restless and won her third Emmy in the process this past year.  De Cazotte was said to still be producing Y&R at the time of her passing. She is survived by her husband, Antoine de Cazotte, and her beloved brothers: Michael Patrick Smith, Robert Terence Smith, and Brian Charles Smith.

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On social media over the last several hours, many actors, and colleagues have shared their sorrow and remembrances of Lisa.  Here are just a sampling:

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Jason Thompson (Billy,, Y&R): We lost a member of the family last night, one of our producers, Lisa De Cazotte. I first worked with Lisa when she produced the 2nd season of “Night Shift”. Years later and currently on @YandR_CBS  She was kind and smart. Our thoughts are with her family.”

Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS): The kindness and opportunity this woman furnished me was immeasurable. We have lost one of the hardest working and graceful producers in our genre. I will miss you terribly, Lisa. #RIP”

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) “Sometimes you recognize those women who are part of “the tribe”. Whether you know them for 20 years or 20 minutes… they are still part of your tribe. Lucky for me. Godspeed beautiful Lisa”

Angelica Rosas McDaniel (Ex-CBS Daytime Exec) “Last night we lost a light in this world with the passing of Lisa De Cazotte. Lisa was smart, strong, kind, vibrant, an incredible friend and an Emmy winning producer on many beloved shows. I was blessed to know her. Sending love to her family and friends.”

Michael Logan (Former TV Guide Columnist): “RIP Lisa de Cazotte, one of the truly great soap producers. A real nose-to-the-grindstone talent, she never wanted personal glory choosing instead to do the work, quietly and fabulously. Her partnership with James E. Reilly on #Passions was epic.”

McKenzie Westmore (Ex-Sheridan Crane, Passions):  “Heart broken at the passing of my Passions EP Lisa!!”

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Sara Bibel (Writer, Y&R): “Lisa was a wonderful producer, a joy to work with, and knew everything about daytime. She will be missed by everyone at Y&R. RIP”

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this section of the post as more remembrances are posted over the next 24 hours.

Share your condolences and thoughts on the passing of Lisa de Cazotte in the comment section below.

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