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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: As Maggie Grieves Victor, She Takes a Stroll Down 50 Years of Memories


On Friday’s August 18th episode of Days of our Lives, the long-running soap opera marked the 50th anniversary of enduring star, Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Kiriakis). Rogers, who was the first to win a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series back in 1979, started her journey to Salem on this date in 1973.

In story, as Maggie is reeling from just learning the news of her husband Victor (played by the late John Aniston) perishing in a plane crash, her longtime friend, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) comes to visit her and to comfort her as she cries in her bed. Maggie tells Julie how happy Victor made her, while Julie relates how nobody thought her marriage to the Greek tycoon stood a chance. However, it was Maggie’s love that brought the best out of Victor.

Maggie then recalls how she thought she would never have a second chance on love after her beloved, Mickey died. Julie says that Maggie is strong and she will go on living.  She reminds Maggie of all the battles she’s won in her life. Those include: learning to walk again, sobriety and her bouts with the bottle, and returning from the dead. Julie even mentioned how Maggie bested Bonnie Lockhart in her attempts to steal Mickey. Julie reminds Maggie how she was able to move on after Mickey died, and she will eventually be able to do the same now that Victor has passed away.

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After Maggie thanks Julie for being there for her, as Julie prepares to leave, she reminds Maggie on how she saved her life from the kitchen fire that almost burned her to death.  If it wasn’t for Maggie, she would have either perished, or ended up even worse. (Julie did wind up with the scar she had on her face for months).

At the end of the episode, and now by herself, Maggie recalls her first meeting with Marty Hanson (aka Mickey Horton) when she was on crutches and unable to walk on her own.  In the now classic scenes, Maggie gives the stranger some water who showed up at her farm house.  Back in the present, Maggie says, “50 years ago, and it seems like yesterday.” From there, Days of our Lives pays tribute to Suzanne with a montage of clips from key moments and stories in the life of Maggie.

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On this milestone, Rogers recalls joining DAYS in 1973 with Soap Opera Digest, and initially signing a three year contract. “I thought that was so long,” she recalls. “Then, when that contract was coming to an end, about six months down the road, they wanted to sign me to seven years. I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness’. But by that point, I realized how much I loved what I was doing and how nice it would be to have a steady job.”

Since she stayed all those years ago, Suzanne has become an all-time beloved favorite of Days of our Lives and we wish her ‘congratulations’ on an incredible achievement in television and in the soap opera genre.

What did you think of the clips and the retrospective of Suzanne as Maggie and how Days of our Lives marked her milestone? Comment below.

And, make sure to join us next week on Thursday, August 24th (with start time to be confirmed), of our live conversation with Suzanne on her 50th anniversary with DAYS only on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

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The episode was amazing with great flashbacks and loved that Julie showed up to reminisce with Maggie

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WGA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal to End Writers Strike

Looks like we are close, very close, to the writing teams at your favorite soap operas returning to their jobs with news on Sunday that finally the WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative deal. What remains is the fine print, and having the WGA vote to ratify their contracts.

This is welcome news to the television, streaming and motion picture industry that after five months of a strike has put the 2023-2024 TV season in deep water.

In a statement, the Writers Guild shared, “We have reached a tentative agreement on a new 2023 MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement), which is to say an agreement in principle on all deal points, subject to drafting final contract language. We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional — with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.”

As the deal goes through its final stages, the writers are still technically on strike, but picketing outside studios and shows has now been suspended.

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Among the writers’ demands that they fought for are: higher residuals from streaming shows, minimum staff sizes to prevent the use of “mini rooms” and protections from the use of AI.  The hope within the entertainment industry is that the new deal for the WGA will move along a new contract for SAG-AFTRA (actors) with the AMPTP.  As of Monday, SAG-AFTRA is still on strike.

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As for your favorite soap operas, during the strikes, the shows were written by non-union writers or “fi-core” writers who gave up their union benefits in order to continue working.

The next steps in process will see the WGA negotiating committee vote on “whether to recommend the agreement and send it on to the WGAW Board and WGAE Council for approval,” tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.  Another vote by the board and council could lift the strike “restraining order”and allow scribes to “return to work during the ratification vote”.

So, are you happy to know that the writing teams from your favorite soaps are about to return to work and helm the scripts and the vision of the shows? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Alex is Revealed to Be Victor’s Son; How Do You Feel About the Revelation?

By now, Days of our Lives fans have figured out that Alex Kiriakis (Rob Scott Wilson) will be revealed as Victor’s (the late John Aniston) son, not Justin’s (Wally Kurth), on upcoming episodes of the Peacock streaming soap opera.

On Friday’s cliffhanger, after Justin and Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) open the contents from Victor’s briefcase located in Greece, they are stunned to see a brand new will. But, what will stun them even more is that Justin will learn that Alex is not his biological son. In addition, the latest promo for next week’s DAYS, also shows an emotional Justin telling Alex he is not his father.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, Rob Scott Wilson shares on the Kiriakis family bombshell: “It’s such a huge plot twist. Obviously, it’s going to change the dynamic within the family and the power within the business.”

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Wilson added on the key scene where Justin and Maggie just found out Victor had a ‘secret’ son: “Justin is definitely freaking out. It’s like he’s just seen a ghost. He wasn’t prepared to read this and then have Alex walk in on it.”

After the revelation, Rob expressed how the relationship between Alex and Justin will never be the same: “It’s like a goodbye to the relationship that we built and established in not too long of a time. It was really heartfelt.”

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There will be much more to this story, as Alex tries to process how Victor lied to him while he was alive, and never told him he was his son.

Check out the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, are you happy or unhappy that Alex is turning out to be the biological son of Victor Kiriakis? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Caine Reprises His Role of Edmund Crumb on Days of our Lives

Here’s a welcome blast from the past! Coming up on Days of our Lives, look for the return of Adam Caine who reprises his role as Susan Banks’ beloved former boyfriend and husband, Edmund Crumb.

It has been 25 years since Adam played the role of Edmund, as he was only on the long-running soap opera for four memorable months.

Now, according to the latest Soap Opera Digest, Caine returns at the beginning of October in scenes with Tamara Braun (Ava) and Steve Burton (Harris).  With Ava trying to remember what happened the night Susan (Stacy Haiduk) ‘died’ and her part in it, plus the two being in the run, it shall be interesting just how they try to locate or bump into Mr. Crumb!

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Previously, DAYS viewers first saw Caine play the whimsical Edmund Crumb alongside Eileen Davidson’s original version of Susan. Together, they created some of the more hilarious romance segments ever on a soap opera. Eventually, Edmund and Susan married in April of 1998.  The couple moved back to Edmund’s home country of England to live and that is the last we have seen of him, that is until now!

So, what do you think will happen when Edmund reappears on Days of our Lives? Will he be reunited with Susan Banks, now played by Stacy Haiduk? Comment below.

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