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Days of our Lives Serves Up The Rafesode!

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On Wednesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, another standalone character-centric show was the order of the day. This time featuring Galen Gering as the heroic Rafe Hernandez.

As Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Rafe are trapped in the tunnel under Stefano’s old house in a devious plot set in motion by Andre DiMera (Thaao Penghlis), Rafe is in and out of consciousness. He is plaqued with nightmares and wrestling with his guilt over Hope being in this predicament as she hangs on to life by a thread.

Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove) and Andre are the first people Rafe encounters during his hallucinations as a gloating duo.  Aiden is wearing a red tie, which eventually Rafe uses to try to strangle him with.  In turn,  Andre laughs the whole thing off expressing, “Is that all you got?”  He goes on to say the only person Rafe is capable of killing is “the woman he loves.”

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Later during his hallucinations, Rafe sees his father Eduardo (A Martinez), who encourages his son to be strong and to use the gun he brought to avenge Hope!  Ciara (Vivian Jovanni) and Shawn (Brandon Beemer) show up too, both asking why Rafe let this happen extolling, “You promised our dad you’d take care of her.”   Next appears Rafe’s brother Dario (Jordi Vilasuso), who urges Rafe to get on with his life.  Rafe’s mother, Adrianna (Alma Delfina) comes to him next.  Rafe tells his mother she should have approved of Hope, and now she is gone!  Suddenly Gabi (Camila Banus) appears and they both tell Rafe that Hope’s fate is actually in his hands.

But then to really make Rafe feel even worse than he does, Hope’s father Doug (Bill Hayes) appears and blames Rafe for allowing Aiden to enter back into Hope’s orbit.  Finally having enough guilt and anger built up inside of him, Rafe takes the gun and shoots both Aiden and Andre.  The room is now full with everyone rallying around Rafe. Doug says to go to Hope.  He does, and the lovebirds profess their love for each other before Hope dies.

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Back in reality, Rafe wakes up and checks on Hope and has to find a way for them to get out of their predicament, or surely die.  Rafe goes to try to break the door down, while Hope dreams of kissing Rafe.  Finally, Rafe using a rock to get the door open and to break the lock which he sucessfully does! He screams for help as the episode concludes.

What did you think of DAYS Rafesode? Did it engage you, or was it a dissapointment? What did you think of the performances? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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While it was somewhat entertaining, it was also contrived and a bit tedious. However it was a perfect opportunity to film an entire episode in the dark which seems to be their preferred go-to mode. Soon Days will just be a black screen with audio.

I loved the episode and all the performances. Galen Gering was absolutely top notch.

Once was awesome; twice was cute; three times is overkill. I’m over these one-off episodes at this point. It’s becoming a stale waste.

I suspect you’ll see more and more of these type of episodes with Days. It’s yet another budget-cutting type of episode.

SMH

It was ok but once again too dark and violent!!!…every episode is someone trying to physical harm another person …hallucination or not Rafe strangles Aiden..show needs lighter moments to balance it all out…i remember Doug and Robert doing those comical hospital fundraisers with other cast members.-guess stuff like that too difficult to write anymore…suppose Kristen survived window fall and returned and had the Brady baby kidnap and will be responsible for Teressa’s death…then next Caroline takes an ax and chops up Maggie and serve her remains in the Brady’s famous clam chowder so she can have Victor!!!

Stop, Jimmy. You are killing me. Can’t stop laughing.
I can actually see Caroline chopping Maggie up during one of her episodes. When will she announce her pregnancy with Victor’s child?
Poor Rafe and Hope….how many times can these people take a hit? What a way to live.

Caroline mistakes her pregnancy for irritable bowl syndrome, unaware she is pregnant while having visions of Rosemary’s Baby!!!-lol

Caroline will become Lizzie Borden lol.Love your posts

when is the story going to start about Rafe being adopted?

Hmmm, interesting, vinee. Rafe DOES look different from the rest of his family….it’s like, “One of these things doesn’t belong here…”.

I liked it, hopefully you’ll get rid of demara & aiden, sick of demara & his plots. Please get rid of him!

It was a new low in daytime tv. I am embarrassed for this show. Dena Higley and her Rafe obsession is insane. He is on every day. He did not need a stand alone episode. I didn’t even watch but the tweets said it all. It was 99% hate. I’m done watching the Rafe show. Where are the other cast who can actually act? Took this show off my DVR yesterday. It’s just sad it has come to this but why watch when we see nothing but Rafe and Hope? Will start watching GH again now.

It was an exercise in tedium to even watch this episode – it was so drawn out, with pasted together clips of flashbacks of Hope and Rafe which we DON’T need – the dream sequence(s) were sooo boring and inane.
I wish that there was a way to FF on the NBC app, I could have skipped this entire episode – it told us nothing. We KNOW Hope will be all right, we KNOW they will be rescued, it’s like, geez GET ON with it already! The writers should all be booted off this show and replaced with fans LoL – I’m partially kidding but the writing is just absolutely dreadful.
I would rather have a sprinkling of several storylines then have one long dream sequence centered around one character – I don’t dislike Rafe nor do I dislike the actor portraying him but it was really much too contrived and not compelling at all.

I enjoyed the episode as am a longtime Hope fan and I like the sweet romance of R & H. The Re are an bases who create the negative because they are not getting what they want! As a longtime Days fan, I take the bad and the good! I really enjoyed the Rafe episode as I enjoyed some of the other stand alone episodes! And there are a lot of positive comments re the episode!

Jane, you are more than entitled to your opinion but according to the DOOL FB page, and according to the comments here for the most part, viewers found this episode to be too long and drawn out.
Okay, that being said, the writing team really needs to get on the stick and come up with something more original than “guess what, Hope is in peril for the 100th time” and will Rafe get her out in time – which of course he would – and his crawling out of that so called dungeon which led to Chad’s living room was beyond laughable.

The problem is, I have never found Rafe interesting. Okay, occasionally, I slightly find him interesting but only when he is part of someone else’s story – like supporting role. Otherwise, he bores me to tears. As a result, I have no use for his family – his dad and his brother have done NOTHING since coming to the canvas except be cohorts in other people’s story lines. His mom works my last nerve. Gabi – Gabi I like but she’s been a bit player since coming back to the show and she’s been missing for weeks.

This Rafe/Hope standalone was ff material for me. Watched a total of about five minutes of it.

I like Rafe and Galen Gering. But, that episode was overkill and did nothing to advance the story line which desperately needs advancing. We already know Rafe has a severe Sir Galahad complex plus overwhelming guilt about not being able to protect the people he loves. Nothing new was added. The show needs to make progress in story telling.

That’s putting it kindly – this show needs help desperately. The writing is absolutely dreadful – and while soaps can be rather “drawn out” this show brings new meaning to that expression. It moves at a snail’s pace –
Also, although I’ve said this for a long time – they need some new Sets. How many times can they meet “outside” in Fake Leaf Park – where there is never so much as a breeze?

“Fake Leaf Park” I love it. That’s my pet peeve too. It is definitely a multi-use space. Good for funerals, psychotherapy sessions, plotting crimes, romantic interludes, dying of brain tumors, falls from cliffs, and discussing your most personal business. Every time I see that pitiful, disgusting park, I go nuts. However, we should prepare ourselves. We’ll probably be seeing a lot more of it in the future. They had to spend a couple of dollars for the bomb blast basement and tunnels.

A few things…

1. The name of the episode ALONE was RIDICULOUS…’Rafesode’…OH, BLAH!!!!!
2. The entire episode was RIDICULOUS…PERIOD!!!!!
3. To me, Rafe is FAR FROM HEROIC!!!!! N-o.
4. At this point, Rafe does nothing but annoy me.
5. Most of all, if DOOL is trying to get cancelled, well, then, it is ‘sadly succeeding’. Truly lame.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock……….

You know why, don’t you, Jay? Rafe is fine when not around Hope. She brings him down like an anchor, in the deep Black Sea.
I really thought he and Claudia had something ‘oomphy’…..they connected….felt sparks going. She’s young and bubbly and beautiful. Now, a little mystery is being ‘explored’ with her past. Isn’t that always the case? Same old sing-song: a mean boyfriend is after her…LOL.
Hope’s aura is sooo dark, she influences Rafe’s moods; thus, he picks up her vibe and becomes droll and annoying. She is a grandmother; can’t ‘they’ match her up with one of Claire’ friend’s grandfather?
Rafe needs a life and it isn’t with nanna.
Tick; Tock is right on, my friend!

Celia…ever since Bo died, Hope has TOTALLY lost her way. Also, more and more, Hope is making an absolute fool out of herself (cougar-wise). Most of all, since Hope is (supposed) to be a grandmother, she needs to start acting/behaving like one. Just saying……….

Later, my friend.

Dαчѕ σf σur Lívєѕ should stop having character centric episodes because there’s not much to watch if someone doesn’t like the character(s) featured. There should be something for everyone. However, I did like the episode.

LOVE Rafe! I’m rooting for Hope and Rafe as a couple– I think they have chemistry. Cannot stand Aiden and Daniel is a wonderful actor one can love to hate. But I’m ready to see him take his son and leave town already…too much dark drama with those two!

I turned it off half way through. Galen Gering is not a strong enough actor to carry a whole episode. I guess that’s why they had to bring in all the other actors for it. I find myself watching less and less. They are determined to use Gering as some sort of leading man. Every time I turn on the show there is Rafe and Hope. Then I turn it off. I have decided to not even bother to turn it on anymore. After 20+ years of watching, I’m done.

Didn’t like it. Especially when he shot Aiden. Too much of this. I saw Dead Aiden’s eyes blink.

They need to dial down on these character centric episodes.

LoL I did too!! Isn’t that funny, I saw his eyes blink when he was supposed to be dead – the episode was much too drawn out and the dream sequence was idiotic.

Also, this is off the track, how come sometimes Andre has a scar on his cheek some episodes and in others he does not? Don’t the make up people believe in continuity?

This show has become such a disappointment. I used to enjoy the one hour escape from my busy day to watch. Sadly, it has become a chore. I’m so tired of seeing the Rafe character. It is so obvious with the heavy handed writing that they are trying to make him some kind of leading man hero. I find it offensive that they force this character to no end. There are other cast who deserve air time. I used to like Hope but she has become unwatchable for me. The final straw for me was this stand alone episode. I knew it was coming so I didn’t watch. Nor did I watch any of the bomb nonsense. It was no big deal to tune out and I didn’t miss it. Therefore, I am tuning out permanently. I hope the show is not cancelled for those who still watch but it will not bother me if it is.

I absolutely loved it. I thought that Galen Gering was fantastic. I will never understand the Rafe-hate because I think that the character is awesome, a true hero. I’ve been a little slow jumping on the Rafe/Hope train, but Wednesday’s episode made me excited about where this couple could go.

Of all the characters on this show he gets a solo episode? What about the vets or others who can actually act? What was the point of it? Rafe had a dream? I didn’t watch as I have no interest in this character. Actually, I have no interest in this show anymore. Only caught a couple episodes in the last few weeks. Rafe Of Our Lives has turned me off for good. Deleted from PVR and put GH on there instead.

that show was frighteningly bad. I think Galen Gering is the hottest thing but he can only act off good actors (actresses) – the woman cast as his mother who is supposedly some great telenvela actress is god awful. The stereotypical spansih crap is an insult. Is Dena Higley going for good??

regretfully… I do not like her presence, either

it’s hard to understand her…. has she had “any” conflict with any one of her children at all yet ?

I certainly cant’ see … what Eduardo saw in her

it’s no wonder he high tailed it outa “mehico” to be with Eve

I can’t see her character interacting with any one else on the cast ?

perhaps Abe ? or Roman ?

some one ( post ) stated…. that their could be a possible storyline.. that Rafe is adopted ?

DAYS needs to go back to just Rafe and Gabs…. plus Arianna Grace

if Eve is hired back on contract… then certainly…. YES their was steam tension fireworks easy rapport… between Eve and Eduardo…

would have been a great threesome… between Eve / Justin / Eduardo YUM

Yes! DePalva really turned it on by the end of her run. Killing off her daughter was stupid. Do you know if Higley is staying? She needs to be tossed into the Dimera tunnels!
BTW – no one has mentioned John’s ridiculous wig recently – what the hell is up with that??????
As much as Drake can’t act either – he is a core character. I met him once and he is stunning in real life (altho very short lol). Also a super nice guy. AND PLEASE take that stupid beard off the father!!!!! I think they should have a Maggie stand alone episode – she killed it the other day!

I’m sorry, but it was just terrible. I actually turned it off after about 15 min when I realized that would be the whole show. I’m afraid for the future of Days if this is what they consider is even worth airing. It should never had made it to air. Unless you are a die hard Rafe fan, what was the point? Can’t believe he has that many fans to warrant a whole episode with really no point. Pretty much done with this show. It seems they want to make it all about Rafe, his family, his love life….his dreams. Just not here for it. I hear General Hospital is worth watching. Going to try that.

It really and truly was awful, impossible to sit through, and when it was over a sighed thank God THAT’S over –

Tired of this character. He is supporting at best and surely not a lead. I turned it off. That’s all I have to say.

I didn’t see it. But I am a fan of the stand alone shows. They are well produced, the directing, pacing, and music is usually very unique. They also give us glimpses and psychologically insightful writing that soaps rarely do anymore. I would rather these one hit shows be focused on beloved veterans as sort of a 50th Anniversary Season reward for the lo ng time cast members. Maybe because I have never gotten the character of Rafe, I can NOT understand the countless regimes who seem to find this character fascinating, and the continual attempts to anchor him into the show with a family. I get that there was a NBC ordered mandate to make room for and hire Passions actors after that piece of trash was cancelled. Eric Martsolf has been a soaring success as Brady! Galen Gering and Lindsay Hartley, not so much. But all in all, I hope Days does these shows once a month or two. It is a change of pace and they usually result in GREAT acting, as in the case of 2017 Supporting Actress Emmy winner Melissa Reeves for her Star Turn in her stand alone!

Galen Gering is… “Rafe’alicious ”

his yum factor is at best mesmerizing

OK… I think he’s in the same realm of a current day Cary Grant

OK

OK

I stretch

thus far…

I liken Billy Miller… GH Jason…to current day… George Peppard

I liken Greg Vaughan… DOOL Eric Brady… to current day…William Holden

I liken this character to Dudley Do Right.
Dudley Do Rafe….
A cartoon character.
In 8 years he has failed to bring anything substantial to the show. They just keep shuffling him around without success.

If I truly had my way

Robert Mitchum would be in my dreams

Rafe is a beloved character we would love to see more of. I was thrilled to see a whole episode about him. Galen’s acting was superb. He shows emotion the very best. But I would rather have seen more reality and less dreaming.

Galen Gering he was okay but I liked him better when Passions was on.I don’t know this story kind of bored me to death.

It was good I love rafe in hope there cut couple hope deserves Emmy

Plus when he (Rafe) climbed up through the so called hidden tunnel and wound up in Chad’s Living room that was so ridiculous I laughed out loud and I seldom do that watching this boring show.

Had to turn it off! This episode didn’t work!

As I said before it didn’t do a thing for me.Gee when is Days going to stop being so dull and boring?.This show needs to bring back some of the old characters just to liven it up some.I wouldn’t mind seeing Vivian,and Lurch again.Now she made the show.Also Susan use to crack me up.Please add some kind of humor to this show.Or something. I bet the posters here could write a better show.I cant believe they renewed it ,surprise it is still on .How about some action . I mean it s getting tired some watching this show drag its feet. One question who do you believe Rafe will end up with? Yet with all this said I still watch it.hoping something exciting will happen. Still this show needs help I think the new writers ruined it. Hey I wouldn’t even mind seeing even Eugene . but this is just my opinion..

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Jason Cook Recalls Landing His Soap Roles as DAYS Shawn-Douglas Brady and GH’s Matt Hunter

Daytime fans remember Jason Cook when he became wildly-popular as Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo’s (Peter Reckell) son, Shawn-Douglas Brady on Days of our Lives from 1999-2006. He later made a brief return in the role in 2015 for the series 50th anniversary.

After departing DAYS, Cook was offered a role on General Hospital as Dr. Matt Hunter, the younger brother to Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) from 2008-2012. However, during his time on the soaps, and after, Cook has been focusing on his behind the scenes roles and passion as writer and a director of feature films.

Last week, the Michael Fairman Channel welcomed Jason, along with two of the stars of his latest film, Four for Fun, Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-AMC, B&B, GH). During the conversation, Cook revealed his continued admiration for the soap medium and the actors who work in it, and how it came to pass that he landed his parts on Days of our Lives, and then on General Hospital.

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Cook spoke on becoming the on-screen son of soap opera’s most iconic couples, Bo and Hope: “I auditioned for Fran Bascom. She was the Days of our Lives casting director at the time. I was never a great auditioner, I don’t think. She made me feel really comfortable. I remember that screen test. And then, I remember when I got the part, I was actually working at a company at a desk job. I got the call at work and I just screamed, and at the time I didn’t quit my job. But then, I got that contract when I was 19-years-old and it totally changed my life.”

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But, was Jason aware how key to the show being Bo and Hope’s son would be? “Yeah, my older sister was a fan of the show. She definitely let me know that I better not mess it up, because I was gonna ruin her favorite couple,” he shared. “I remember she printed out the family tree and it looked like a physics diagram. It was so complicated. A lot of detailed work went into it. But, I was excited.”

After being a known entity with a large fan following, eventually Cook made his way to a new role on General Hospital. Jason explained, “GH was fun. That was a situation where Brian Frons (ex-ABC Daytime President) brought me over there. I just told him I didn’t want to be like or want to do Shawn. He’s like, ‘Well, what do you wanna do?’ I said, ‘How can I screw things up around here and shake things up?'”

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From that conversation things began to formulate. Cook revealed, “We started talking about the TV series House. I think in soaps, there’s an assumption if you’re going on a show that everybody wants to be the hero. I was like, ‘I don’t want to (be). I want to screw everything up.’ And then, they wrote it in that Matt Hunter burns the hospital down within like six months. I was like really proud about that. The other part that I loved about that character is that Matt, and his older brother Patrick (Jason Thompson), were both neurosurgeons. And if you (an actor) resigned your contract (with the show) you go to Patrick, you see Patrick. And if you don’t resign your contract, you see my character, because my character was going to kill you every time.”

For more on the interview, make sure to check out the replay of the livestream conversation below with Jason, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young.  Now let us know, did you enjoy Jason as Shawn-D and Matt on GH? Do you hope someday he might return on-screen to the soaps? Let us know in the comment section.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

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IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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Days of our Lives Star Blake Berris Chats On the Everett Lynch/Bobby Stein Mystery, Working with His New Co-Stars, and the Last Christmas Episode with Bill Hayes

On Days of our Lives, the return of Blake Berris is making for some very intriguing drama, with the audience guessing just which way the story will go.

When Berris arrived back on Days of our Lives, after previously playing Nick Fallon, he was taking on the new role of Everett Lynch, who has a past with Stephanie Johnson (Abigail Klein) and Jada Hunter (Elia Cantu). Only, as it has been revealed, the past he had with Jada was under the name “Bobby Stein,” who from what we can tell was far from a nice guy.

Blake visited the Michael Fairman Channel for a livestream interview this week, where fans in the live chat were weighing-on what could be the truth about the guy – is he a split personality suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder? Did the accident that cost him a year of his life in a coma, never happen? Recently, someone set fire to the beloved Horton house. Fans are suspecting it would have been “Bobby” who is working for Clyde Weston (James Read). Others believe that Everett/Bobby could actually be Clyde’s son. With upcoming therapy sessions with Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) about to start, things are about to get more juicy in Salem.

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Here are just a few excerpts from our conversation with Blake on a myriad of Everett/Bobby subjects. Make sure to check out the full interview for more.

Did you know that they were going to make Everett Lynch a Jewish character? This is only the second time in the history of the show that they have even had a Jewish character on the canvas. Didn’t they reveal this at the Horton family Christmas episode?

BLAKE: No, they never asked me. I am half-Jewish on my dad’s side. There was never like, ‘You’re Jewish, right? We can call you Jewish on the show?’ At the Horton Christmas, “They made a real point of it, yeah.”

And now the new ‘character’ is “Bobby Stein” …

BLAKE: “Right, and that suggests more Jewish, and then Lynch must be coming from somewhere else, maybe the mother. I was so curious because I think the show has been historically, I’m gonna say, Catholic more than like Wasps. With the Bradys there’s this sort of Irish influence, and then the DiMeras, that’s Italian. So, we’ve got Catholics sort of on both sides that are dominant. Now I, “represent”.

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What has it been like working with Abigail Klein?

BLAKE: I think she is extraordinary. We start off sort of frosty, or she’s frosty with me, like she doesn’t want to let me in. And then, for a while things are going really well. I just could not adore Abigail more. She’s such a good actor. I could always rely on her to bring me back into a scene and be there in this emotionally, supportive way.

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Everett and Chad seemed to be becoming friend-ish, when all went awry when at the PCPD interrogation room, Everett let him know about Elia and Bobby Stein, and Chad let him have it for worming his way back in to Stephanie’s life.

BLAKE: Billy would call us the ‘disgusting brothers’ and that’s a reference from Succession, because all of a sudden they’re just so chummy with each other. It’s like all of a sudden we just had this like ‘Bernstein and Woodward’, sort of dynamic duo. I think that Everett really started to think of Chad as a friend and feels sort of disappointed, and he feels, “Oh, it’s that easy? I just needed to have some other identity and now you’re a fair-weather friend?”‘

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In recent scenes, Jada sees Bobby Stein for the first time, and we see you and Elia Cantu share scenes with each other for the first time. What is it like working with Elia?

BLAKE: She’s fire, man. She comes in hot and she tells you the way it’s going to be. I think early on, we were trying to suss each other out and the more we worked together, the more comfortable you get with somebody. I think actors do this sometimes with each other; if there’s spice on screen, you like to keep some of what you have on-screen in your (real-life) interactions because it helps … it helps the work.  Eventually, we just sort of wore each other down and we’re like, ‘I actually totally get you, and you’re great.'”

Did you know that they were going to make Everett Lynch a Jewish character? This is only the second time in the history of the show that they have even had a Jewish character and didn’t they reveal this at the Horton family Christmas episode?

BLAKE: No, they never asked me. I am half-Jewish on my dad’s side. There was never like, ‘You’re Jewish, right? We can call you Jewish on the show?’ At the Horton Christmas, “They made a real point of it, yeah.”

And now the new ‘character’ is “Bobby Stein” …

BLAKE: “Right, and that suggests more Jewish, and then Lynch must be coming from somewhere else, maybe the mother. I was so curious because I think the show has been historically, I’m gonna say, Catholic more than like Wasps. With the Bradys there’s this sort of Irish influence, and then the DiMeras, that’s Italian. So we’ve got Catholics sort of on both sides that are dominant. Now I, “represent”.

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You were on set and in the annual Horton Christmas episode which sadly marked the last for Days of our Lives legendary Bill Hayes, who passed away in January of this year.  What do you recall of that tape day?

BLAKE: It was the Christmas episode when we were watching Susan (Julie) and Bill, say ‘Merry Christmas.’  And there was something about it that just felt like it could be the last time. I mean, it wrecked us all on set. Bill gets so choked up and there was something really profound about the moment. They kiss each other as they have so many times before on the show. It was just beautiful. It felt beautiful to be there for that last Christmas. He’s just such an icon. Every time I’d see him, he was so with it … he knew my name, he knew his lines. What an incredible, incredible man.

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Fans will get to see Everett in therapy sessions with Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)? Would you say she is helping the guy?

BLAKE: Deidre’s always making jokes about Marlena, ‘She’s the worst therapist in the world’ (Laughs) I remember in the first therapy session, we almost couldn’t get through the scenes because it’s just so clear that Everett has a litany of very profound psychological issues that he is going to have to work through. He’ll keep coming back. This guy’s gonna pay the bills!

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Viewers are waiting to see how they mystery of Everett Lynch/Bobby Stein plays out. What can you say as a tease for what’s to come?

BLAKE: As far as a tease, I would say, you have all these characters sort of, trying to wake up the ‘sleeping giant’ in a way. I think it’s safe to say that like if you poke a bear, the bear might wake up.

Watch the livestream chat with Blake in full below.

Now let us know, what do you think is going with Everett/Bobby? What has happened to him in his past? Share your theories in the comment section below, and make sure to catch Days of our Lives next week on Peacock for more to his story.

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