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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sonny Goes Off On Scheming Gabi & This Week Maggie Remembers The Night Adrienne Was Killed

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Things are definitely reaching a boiling point in Salem.  First, if you caught last Friday’s episode, it featured a terrific scene between Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Camila Banus (Gabi) that shook everyone to its core.   Gabi, who has now been arrested at the PCPD for her crimes against Julie and her schemes against Lani, gets a visit from Sonny, and boy is he angry.  At the time of their visit, Justin (Wally Kurth) has already told Sonny that he doubts there is any way that Gabi will avoid prison time.

Realizing that both Ari’s parents are looking like they will be in prison, he asks Gabi, “Who gets the fun job of explaining this to Ari?” Ari loves Julie. He exclaims,”How I am supposed to explain that her mother tried to kill her multiple times?”

Distraught and thus facing parenting alone, Sonny screams at Gabi if she even knows her daughter exists!?  Gabi thinks Sonny is being horrible to her, but stands by her actions that Julie needed to pay.  Sonny just shakes his head in disbelief.  Ari’s parents will both be in the slammer!  When DA James Giddens arrives (Terrell Tilford) he says that Gabi will get 10 years in prison with no time off for good behavior and no parole.   In these scenes. Smith and Banus really delivered the material and brought it to an emotional level that hit home to the viewers.

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And now this week, get ready for more drama.  Gabi may get a last minute reprieve, while Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) is so close to remembering what happened the night of the accident that killed Adrienne (Judi Evans) – how she was drunk in a car that caused the crash – and the victim of this is not only Adrienne, but Will (Chandler Massey) who was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

In the latest promo for DAYS, look for Sonny to also lower the boom on Maggie with another deserved outburst and a homecoming for Will and Sonny.

So, what did you think of the scenes between Freddie and Camila? What do you hope happens to Maggie after her remembrance of the night of the crash is revealed? What will Xander (Paul Telfer) and Victor (John Aniston) to next and all of their plans seem to be unraveling? Comment below.  But first check out the scene from Friday between Camila and Freddie, and this week’s promo for DAYS>

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So funny when Sonny mentioned bringing Arianna to prison to visit both her parents. Great scene!

Love the drama. This weeks looks great too!

Gabi has the skill of making her every mistake plausible; to herself. Her thinking is so warped, she needs psychiatric help—-not prison. She’s nuts!!
What is brewing in the PTB’s caudron? How is it possible for Gabi to be Mickey’s match? Hmmmm—-to whom is she related? Kristin or Brady ? ( if he’s the true bio daddy, that is)—- what has Rolf done? More intriguing; who did a little hanky-panky with Gabi’s mom back in the day? Victor? Maybe?
Someone surely did “something”….

Well, we know that Rolf can sometimes make babies without either of the parents even knowing about it. My theory is that little baby Mackenzie was actually created in a DiMera laboratory. The egg might well have come from Kristen, but the “swimmers” used in the process might not have been Brady’s. Since they are a match to Gabi somehow, the likely unwilling donor there would have to be one of her brothers, or possibly her father. Since Rafe is the only one of the three currently on the show, he would be the most likely suspect. Rafe was held prisoner by the DiMeras a few years back while a doppleganger imitated him in Salem, so they would have had the opportunity to take the sample from him and put it on ice for a few years.

It would make absolutely no sense to make a Rafe/Kristen baby, of course. But it didn’t make any sense to make Roman/Kate babies either, so when has logic ever stopped them?

Hey, Satan…..we do think alike. I proposed Stefano’s little swimmers—-then the Gabi mystery-match rang a Fernandez bell —yes, Rafe or his father. I do believe I’ve said that somewhere.
Then, there’s Dario.
You’re right–no logic . If only ‘ all’s well would end well’—- too many strings left dangling. The compartments in my brain are orderly—I can only go so far with misarray —then I get bored; making my brain balk.

I think the father is Eric Brady. The child was created when Eric was still a priest. Is the match Gabi or Ari.

Celia
Boy, we sure agree on this one! While watching I wondered the same thing, even to writing all the known relatives down. I even thought of Rolf as you said, did he impregnate Kristen with someone else’s child, as Kristen did years ago with Theresa? Looks like you and Satan have it figured out, crazy as Gabi is. They really need to lock her up for good!

Absolutely no reprieve for Gabi is acceptable. That psychopath needs to be put back in a cage and left there.

She is a unpleasant, unnerving character Send her away for much needed psychiatric help before she is ever allowed around her child.

I love Gabi. I’m intrigued as to how she is Mickey’s match, but strangers can be matches. I hope Gabi will get out of trouble!!!

Momo
Are you for real, or just as twisted as Gabi is?

Yes, I am for real.

You’re right—complete strangers can match. However, Momo….it’s a soap; so I would guess ( that’s an understatement) this is too much of a coincidence? TPTB must shake it up in order to keep the interest going—-now that some stories are coming to an end, ye-gods cannot lose the momentum.
As far as liking Gabi….I get it—I like Nelle—go figure. I think we admire the acting—both women are married to Satan and it shows. LOL

If Gabi the psychopath is allowed to escape prison I will no longer watch DOOL.

The writing for the Gabi character has been too extreme this time jump, the actress is fabulous. Same can be said for how writers are trying to destroy the Steve character by having “Stefano” essence in him…maybe next have of time jump these characters will be propped like Justin, Maggie, Sonny, Ciara, Ben, etc. Anyone can appear to be a good actor if given great material. Sad what writers have done to this show!
Also, is it too far out of these actors range to express anger/hurt any other way than shouting and over emphasizing words?? All we hear is raised voices and yelling for angst…please I’ve got a headache..

How many more times do we have to revisit Adrienne’s death?? Please move on..if money is so tight use it in a more effective manner.

Well I must say, Sonny was on a roll! First he goes off on Gabi and then Maggie gets her turn. As much as I love Maggie, what she did was beyond reprehensible and irresponsible. If she needed to drink that bad, she should have taken her bottle up to her room and had her pity party there .There were so many others that could have taken Sarah to the hospital, like 911, a driver or any of the help, even a Taxi. Sonny had every right to yell at her the way he did. Victor acts like she’s made of glass and needs protection no matter what it costs anyone else.

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Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor Cast as Mike Manning’s Conservative Parents on ‘The Bay’

The ever-expanding cast of the streaming soap opera, The Bay, has announced two new additions for its upcoming 9th season, including Days of our Lives favorite Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed). TV fans also know Patrick Muldoon from his role as Richard Hart on Melrose Place.

In story, The Bay will bring Caleb McKinnon’s parents into the mix. Caleb is played by Daytime Emmy-winner and Outstanding Supporting Actor nominee this year, Mike Manning.

According to Deadline, Muldoon, along with Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), will play Caleb’s ultra-conservative parents. When Caleb married Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen), they all but abandoned him.  The season looks to bring a major story for Manning and hopefully and eventually love and acceptance from Caleb’s parents.

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The casting news doesn’t stop there. Rhonda Ross has been tapped to play Colleen Givens, the biological mother of Pete Garrett’s (Kristos Andrews) wife Vivian (Karrueche Tran) in the new season.

Coleen is brought into the mix when Pete searches for Colleen after Vivian becomes ill. In the backstory, Colleen is a jazz singer who gave Vivian up for adoption at birth. Now she may be Vivian’s only hope to stay alive.

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The series is up for 5 Daytime Emmy nomination at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th including: Outstanding Drama Series, Writing,  Directing, A Martinez (Nard0) for Supporting Actor and the aforementioned Manning.

What do you think of the casting of Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor as the on-screen parents to Mike Manning on The Bay? Comment below.

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Kennedy Garcia on Joining the Cast of Days of our Lives: “For a Role to Come up for a Teenager with Down Syndrome was Just Amazing!”

Days of our Lives has made a groundbreaking move for the soaps, by casting Kennedy Garcia in the new role of Felicity. Viewers of the Peacock streaming soap opera will first see the character beginning the week of May 20th,

Garcia has previously appeared on primetime including on 9-1-1, This Is Us and more. Speaking to TV Insider, Kennedy shared: “I have wanted to be on a soap opera for a long time, so for a role to come up for a teenager with Down syndrome was just amazing!”

In real life, Kennedy who has Down syndrome is also a cancer survivor, and becomes he first teen with Down syndrome to land an ongoing role on the soaps. “It’s really such a special thing. I am so proud of Days of our Lives for taking this step and taking a chance on me. Inclusion in this industry is so important and I am proud to help move it forward.”

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As to a little insight on her new role of Felicity in Salem, Garcia shared. “She is sweet, funny and kind. She is also very smart and she never misses anything. Most of all, she loves her family more than anything else. I think that viewers will love her and see the beauty she brings to everyone in her life.”

The actress added, “I hope that everyone will love Felicity and see that even though she has Down syndrome, she is cherished by her family and friends, she is capable of great things, and she’s a hard worker. I’m pretty sure she bakes better than I do. She is also a typical teenager who has real feelings and fears that people will see as her story goes on. I hope no one underestimates Felicity as a character, or actors with disabilities like me. Representation is so important and I’m so thankful for this opportunity to become Felicity and let you all get to know her, and me!”

What do you think of Days of our Lives casting of Kennedy Garcia and the importance of inclusion and representation on streaming and daytime dramas? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: ‘Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer’

On Thursday night May 16th, the daytime community comes together for Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer, streaming live at 8 pm ET/5pm PT.

Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with leading daytime community voices Michael Fairman and Alan Locher, are coming together for a first-of-its-kind livestream event, Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

The three-hour benefit will feature stars from the world of daytime drama television past and present, musical performances, and stories of emotional on- and off-screen experiences with cancer. Special celebrity guests will also join the effort to encourage viewers to support urgently needed research and new cancer treatments.  You can watch live on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, The Locher Room or the Stand Up To Cancer website.

In support of the event, SU2C will simultaneously launch a 10-day eBay silent auction, from May 16 through 26, for soap opera fans to bid on a wide range of items, including a meet-and-greet experience with the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives; an autographed script from the cast of CBS’s The Young and the Restless and signed merchandsise from CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful cast; a 1:1 video call with General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros, Maura West and Laura Wright, and with daytime legends Robert Newman, Vincent Irizarry, Colleen Zenk, and more. Full details will be shared the evening of May 16, at StandUpToCancer.org/DaytimeStandsUp.

As part of the event, you will hear, cancer survivorship stories from General Hospital’s Cameron Mathison and The Young and the Restless’ Colleen Zenk, who will reflect on the impact of publicly sharing their diagnoses; and 2024 Daytime Emmy nominee Eric Braeden, who shares his battle with bladder cancer

Daytime icon Jackie Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital for 45 years, shared by daughters Cassidy MacLeod and Lacey Gorden.

Elizabeth Hubbard who played the iconic Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns and Dr. Althea Davis on The Doctors, shared by her on-screen daughter Martha Byrne and real-life son Jeremy Bennett.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Jerry verDorn (Guiding Light / One Life to Live), shared by widow Beth verDorn and his on-screen wife on Guiding Light, friend and co-star Liz Keifer.

Andrea Evans, who played Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live, shared by her husband Stephen G. Rodriguez and daughter Kylie Rodriguez.

Kamar de los Reyes shared by his One Life to Live co-stars Michael Easton (General Hospital) Trevor St. John (The Young and the Restless).

Poignant reflections from actors who have portrayed breast cancer survivors, including Sharon Case and Eileen Davidson from The Young and the RestlessErika Slezak from One Life to LiveTina Sloan and Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light and more.

Additional talent slated to participate in the virtual benefit include (subject to change): Eddie and Kristen Alderson (One Life to Live)Elia Cantu (Days of Our Lives)The Day Players,  featuring Days of Our Lives castmates Carson BoatmanBrandon BarashWally Kurth (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee), Eric Martsolf (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee)Kassie DePaiva (One Life to Live)Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful)Linsey Godfrey (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, Days of Our Lives)Leo Howard (Days of Our Lives)Lesli Kay (The Bold and the Beautiful)Eden McCoy (General Hospital)Kin Shriner (General Hospital)and Michelle Stafford (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, The Young and the Restless).

You can watch the Daytime Stands Up livestream below. Now let us know if you have a cancer story that has affected your life via the comment section below, or how a daytime TV character who went through a cancer battle, gave you strength and courage in your own journey.

 

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