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Days of our Lives’ Tyler Christopher Promo Unveiled: Just What’s In Store For Salem From The Newest DiMera?

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Just as Salem is ringing in 2018, NBC has unvelied its latest promo, this one ushering onto the canvas, Daytime Emmy winner, Tyler Christopher!

In it, the former General Hospital favorite (Ex-Nikolas Cassadine) clearly makes an impact on a New Year’s shindig with his stunning entrance.

The promo tells viewers that Christopher’s new character is sexy and ruthless, two traits that mean D-I-M-E-R-A!  As noted from Soap Opera Digest, Christopher is playing the new character, Stefan O. DiMera, and DAYS fans get their first glimpses of him next week on the January 2nd episode of the NBC daytime drama series.

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Watch the promo after the jump! Then let us know if you are excited to see Tyler’s highly-anticipated debut on DAYS, and what you thought of the teaser video/promo via the comment section below!

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Mateo
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Mateo

Tyler Christopher….so glad to see him again. He sometimes comes off arrogant but overall he is a great addition to this show but let’s get real, this means nothing without Louise Sorel as Vivian. She is the reason this will all be so tasty. Happy New Year Ron Carlivati, you brought back what I loved about DAYS……excitement, fun and something worth watching.

Jimh
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Jimh

I cant wait to see Louise Sorel/Vivian….

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Jimmy, my friend….I just caught up….the best show given by no other than our queen Vivian!!!!! Oh, my, my , my….How rich and sweet was the caricature of Lady of the castle executed?…. “Andre– we must have lunch….your treat……”, said she, LOL. I could never get enough of Ms Sorel’s Vivian. She, certainly, did not disappoint!! She never fails to “hold court” with flair and style. Tyler, as Stefan O (Octavian) wasn’t too shabby either. …..strong presence which commanded respect. Kudos!! Hmmmm…Octavian is an adaptation of the number ‘eight’ …..it is an Italian name, in a sense…..carrying the name… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Tell them, Jimmy….tell them you want payment for continuously using your ideas….LOL.

Ray
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Ray

I think he will fill the hole the show has felt since EJ left a few years back. I am looking forward to this storyline and would love to see him end up with…Hope.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, my gosh, b’gosh, Ray!! I don’t wish Hope on anyone. The woman is so ‘ramrod’ straight ( reminds me of Sister Mary Margaret) , I think the only emotion she shows is the arching of one eyebrow.
She never used to be soooo ‘unbendingly’ stiff……

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, Mateo, DAYS is a smorgasbord…There is plenty of variety that the viewers can feast their eyes on while the performers sink their teeth into! I’ll have the sauteed salmon in Salem!!

Wickedly entertaining!!!

Celia
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Celia

Yeeesss, 4ever….”wickedly entertaining”… I lke that…perfetto!!!! Thanks to Vivian!

Jimh
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Jimh

Again they are using my idea…sometime ago i suggested Robin Strasser come on as Lee Dumonde who has a long lost child by Stephano…but its Vivian instead…this is the second story idea of mine…the other being David and Valerie had a child together..i like it!!!!!.

Michael James
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Michael James

Preach Mateo! Ron Carlivati is the only reason I came back to DAYS after 20 years. Ron is a wonderful writer who isn’t afraid to “go there” with storylines. He adds humor, mystery, great drama, and exciting twists. He brought life to both OLTL and GH and as we’ve all witnessed, he’s doing the same at DAYS. I think Tyler Christopher is a fantastic addition and I’ve been in love with Louise Sorel since she played Augusta Lockeridge on Santa Barbara. Now that was the best soap in history in my opinion. Boy am I showing my age…Ha!

Jovin
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Jovin

Santa Barbara ruled!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

love the props for Ron Carlivati. I am so thrilled at the outcome and the dream like state i’m in… wowing myself when I tune IN. ie: Louise Sorel from two of the best . Santa Barbara and Days of OUR Lives GAVEL. Santa Barbara is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from July 30, 1984 to January 15, 1993 from Wiki ??? I tend not to put Santa Barbara with the much LONGER running serial. duh ? ATWT will always be my #1. but… like you and plenty other – Santa Barbara is the crème de… Read more »

Roxiebell
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Roxiebell

I’ve been waiting months for Tyler so needless to say I can’t wait to see his face on my TV again.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Unfortunately, I was not bowled over by his initial appearance/scenes.

Jovin
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Jovin

Maybe he will get to tap Kayla! That would put Tyler, Mary Beth, and Stephen back into a triangle from their days at GH. I’m not sure how I feel about ANOTHER DiMera child. How many kids can Stefano have? It’s a little bit absurd when a heretofore unknown child pops up every few years. I like Tyler as an actor but he is much better as a nice guy because he is quirky and charming. Playing “bad” just doesn’t seem to come naturally to him. But of course, I will reserve comment. I don’t like the idea of Stefano… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

I disagree about him not playing bad – that is when I like him the best when he gets pissed and goes off, OMG very powerful. I am thinking he can hold his own and them some with all these guys in his family, and he will definitely attract the ladies. I don’t know this cast so not sure who is available to be his love interest, but he is Amazing in love scenes

Patrick
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Patrick

Hi Jovin – I would get – soooooo – pissed @GH. when , Billy Miller “Jason” would , WIN every fight, altercation, battle, as it were. Nicholas it seems, never stood a chance. that’s what pissed me off… and yeah,… pissed that they fired a mega watt I daresay – Tyler Christopher MUST play tough guy well… because … NEAR every other post while he was on GH, at the latter end… when NIcholas was throwing more shade… posts were livid… where is the Prince of ole I am so glad he is back on our telee @Lisa – YES… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’ve never watched this soap…might check it out now. There are FOUR

rebecca1
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rebecca1

hahah…must have hit send by mistake….I was saying there are four previous Cassadines on the show now! (Was Cathrine a Cassadine? Don’t remember if she married Stefan…but she was in their orb).

Will have to catch up on the history of the show and give it a shot!

Jaime
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Jaime

if he goes near kayla I am cancelling Days forever. Not amused that tyler was propped at Nichols expense on GH when Stefan cassadine was far more interesting than the duller Nikolas so if he robs Stephen of another I am so done with him and days & grossly over rated ron carlivati

Celia
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Celia

Ohhhhh, Jovin…..what a great assumption!!!!!! Andre is really Tony????? I love that. And, you are right. What we see is not the stuff of which makes Andre. Imagine Anna coming back…bye, bye Kay?…albeit, Kay is one of my favorites on DOOL. Concering Tyler? He doesn’t need to be “bad”, in the true sense of the word. He could be ‘imperious”, as his name suggests, Octavian ( Augustus). His ‘badness’ may be distributed more subtly from his father’s. I wouldn’t count any cruelty coming from Tyler, as Stefan, out. He did a pretty good job of showing his bloodthirsty side at… Read more »

michele
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michele

WOW Christopher looks great what a loss for GH i wish they can work something out down the road . i have been watching GH for over 26 yrs and he is one of the reasons and his son on the show is great i miss him . i guess i will have to start watching this also .

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah, inasmuch as I’m so excited for him… this new opportunity and he’s back on all our telee i’d readily WELCOME this man back @GH. SHOOT he ( also spent like Steve burton ) 20 plus years @GH. I will never forget what Jean Shelley and Frank did to this show and Tyler. after all the hoopla of the TWIN dynamics die down.. and it will spiral… once Sam reunites back with Jason… and it’s the fab four back in front. SIGH WHAT : are Carly Sonny Jason and Sam going to do ? what we haven’t already seen and… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

Sure wish he was back at GH full-time, but glad he got a new acting job.

Lisa
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Lisa

Me too, he will Always be Prince Nicolas Cassidine to me

loyal fan
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loyal fan

Louise Sorel is the best villain in soap history. She is the only villain that comes close to Stefano. She is truly one of a kind and highly under rated. Days should be doing everything tin their power to keep her presence on the show. when Kristen goes off bring Vivian in and go back and forth between the two.

Mo
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Mo

She is based in NY. I think she was okay with coming back for a short arc, but I don’t know if Louise would want to return FT.

I would love it if she did come back FT, because she has long been one of my favorites.

Who remembers her on SB cooking her daughter’s pet bird and serving it on crackers? For some reason, that has stayed with me. And of course, all of Vivian’s machinations on Days. Love her!

loyal fan
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loyal fan

Brilliant having Stefano and Vivian have a son. I wish Louise would stay longer. Making her the new Stefan O s mother..brilliant writing……..

roy m upton
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roy m upton

I like this presentation.

Phil
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Phil

He is a great actor! I was not a fan of his character on GH, but his acting is top notch!

Lou piikes
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Lou piikes

Tyler should if been either Andre or Tony’s son. Stephano has too many kids already.

Satan
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Satan

Ironically enough, Andre was one of his uncles on GH.

Mo
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Mo

And wasn’t Stephen Nichols family and he had story with Mary Beth as well, I believe. Didn’t watch GH then.

JS
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JS

Tyler will be a great addition to Days.Ron lots of shirtless scenes and have Stefan sleep with Abagail.

Becky
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Becky

I am so excited that Ron and Tyler are working together again to bring fans to their feet and believe me I feel this is going to be something GREAT. Oh my gosh can’t wait

K/kay
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K/kay

He looks healthy again best to him always!!!

Lisa
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Lisa

I don’t even watch this soap but I will now that he is coming on. His performances thru the years should have won him even more Emmys, he is that Good! Can’t wait to see his face on my tv next week!!!

Debra m
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Debra m

Watched Tyler on GH for years and I am sure he will be terrific on DOOL. How perfect, him being Stefano’s son. He plays the dark characters so well. Loved Vivians entrance in the black cape. DOOL is in an upswing thanks to Ron C. All the actors have also been amazing. I am sure the better writing and storylines are giving them the inspiration.

blake
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blake

Damn Tyler looks great as always. I can’t wait to see him on Days! Ron C. is a gift from God for Days of Our Lives!

Mo
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Mo

Let’s get this party started!!!!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Um… he looks good! And I can buy into the addition of this mew character. It gives props a legacy family and characters. Hopefully everything is thought through and DAYS will not go off the rails as GH has seemed to.

Chrystie-Delancey
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Chrystie-Delancey

I just hope this doesn’t make Billy Miller reduced to back burner. Hopefully they will work as an ensemble with Thao.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

You must mean Billy Flynn, right?

Chrystie-Delancey
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Chrystie-Delancey

OMG! Of course. I can’t believe I said that. I must have been reading too much about the debate above about Miller versus Burton.

My apologies, Billy FLYNN!!! You know I love you. 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

did you mean ? Billy Flynn : our man of the hour… he’s a lot. Chad DiMera

this occurred to me. I daresay… oy @TPTB

Leave the DiMera ensemble as it is… PLUS the one and only Tyler Christopher

the dynamic between Andre, Kate, Chad, Abs, Ben… HOT

w/ Stefan ( Tyler Christopher ) that much HOTTER

I wonder who… Stefan could be paired with ?

to this day… for the younger set “newbie” I AM IN LOVE w/Chad and Abs FOREVER

Patrick
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Patrick

DID you hear…. i’m so ecstatic… Anna DiMera is coming back

Leann Hunley is BACK … bigger than life… SEX’y – so sensual w/comedic timing

as all the men in Salem… get in line

Chrystie-Delancey
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Chrystie-Delancey

YES! My apologies. I follow Billy’s instagram – inlikebillyflynn. He and his wife are a riot! I love him on DAYS. I haven’t thought of Billy MILLER since he was on Y&R despite the fact that I watch GH too.

Oh, Billy FLYNN, I am so sorry.

Celia
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Celia

Really???? Anna is coming back? Ironically enough, I wished for her to come back when Jovin proposed Andre being really Tony ….

Mo
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Mo

I couldn’t get a handle on Stefan and Tyler’s portrayal yesterday. It was just one ep. We’ll see. Love having Vivian back. She is fabulous.

I did notice Stefan spoke in past tense about Stefano. I think that was wrong. Stefano is still alive!

Trying to figure out the time line for all this. How old is Stefan supposed to be? I guess he’s older than Chad, but younger than Andre.

Celia
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Celia

I think Stefano is alive, as well…..could be that Stefan spoke of him in the past tense so that not to give the truth away; that is, Stefano being alive!!

Arlene Heilbrunn
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Arlene Heilbrunn

I loooved TC on Day’s and GH. He looks good, glad they were able to cover his ugly tat.
I understand the latest fab, that young men keep their hands in their pockets. Not too DiMera style or even “Princely”. Never see TGVN with his hands in his pockets.
His entrance was strong and quite good, then he stands there like a “kid”.
Looking forward to see Stefan’s adventure thru Salem, their women etc.

Mo
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Mo

Question: did he just find out about his paternity? Who named him? Who raised him? I need a little more info on the backstory. A little confused. I don’t understand Ivan stealing the Madame’s baby. What the reason for his?

KMB
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KMB

Haven’t really watched but will Tyler be playing this “Stefan” who is a “Stefan Cassadine” type of character? I wonder if Stephen Nichols will give him any pointers.

Patrick
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Patrick

THEE Pomp and Circumstance IS still ON. Viviane Alamaine “DAZZLE”

such splendor and mind whet turned

Chrystie-Delancey
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Chrystie-Delancey

As much as I do not want to see Billy FLYNN reduced to back burner because of Tyler Christopher, I do believe that Tyler was a “good get” for DAYS. He will work in nicely.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I do like Tyler but right now, I am having a tough time seeing him on screen and thinking I’m watching Nikolas. Guess it’ll take time. I went through the same thing when Josh Taylor was Chris Kositchek for years then left and came back as Roman Brady-every time I saw the actor, I kept thinking i was watching Chris.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agree!

xmascarol
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xmascarol

I myself am just so happy to see Louise Sorel back I have been waiting and wanting this for a long time.I just love Louise .Welcome back Vivian.

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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