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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Unmasked! The Part Of Nicole Walker Is Now Being Played By Kristen DiMera

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On Friday, NBC’s Days of our Lives delivered quite the cliffhanger as fans go into the Memorial Day Weekend.  There had been plenty of speculation that something just wasn’t quite right with Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) since her “return from the dead” to Salem.  Leave it to head writer, Ron Carlivati to come up with an exciting twist …  and he did!

As it turns out, that isn’t Nicole after all, but Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) wearing a very convincing Nicole mask and weaving her plot while under wraps; chief among those plots is to nab Brady (Eric Martsolf) as her man; once and for all.

In story, at the Salem Inn, “Nicole” kisses Brady.  At first he responds, but then backs off, until “Nicole” yelps, “Damn it, Brady! Why are you fighting me on this? Just forget about Holly.”  Brady is stunned! “Nicole” says she wants to escape the pain of losing her daughter, but Brady leaves and “Nicole” smashes a vase.

Later at the Inn, Xander (Paul Telfer) hands over Holly’s hospital records.  Meanwhile, “Nicole” tells her accomplice all about the memorial service and how devastated Eric (Greg Vaughn ) was, and how bad she wants to be with Brady.  Admitting Brady currently rejected her, she says it’s only a matter of time before he gives in to her seductions.

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Next, we see “Nicole” ripping a mask from her face, just as Xander announces that Nicole is being played by “Kristen DiMera” and smirks.  Meanwhile, Kristen emerges from under the mask, free at last as her wig comes off as she lets down her hair.   Thus, the pieces all are starting to fit together.

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Kudos to Arianne Zucker for playing Nicole and Kristen as Nicole, and we can’t wait to see Stacy Haiduk as the conniving Kristen as this story unfolds.

Watch a promo for next week’s DAYS below.  Then let us know, what you thought of the twist: that Kristen is pretending to be Nicole, via the comment section below..

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Patrick
Patrick

it’s amazing what one RUSHES around doing while the show unreels… I STOP take pause and excite … Mother Horton is imbibing struggling AND my heart is rung out

Salute Suzanne

Patrick
Patrick

Welcome Back “my dear lady” Stacy Haiduk

ALL the applause was worth it; wasn’t it

you made your mark and are capitalizing on one of the greatest roles

A DiMera

by the way… you looked smashing @Emmy

Patrick
Patrick

@Emmy . PERIOD

PEOPLE !!! PUHLEASE please PLEASE look @Michael Fairman INTERVIEW @Emmy w/Tyler AND Marci Miller. CATCH !!!! he’s HOTTER THAN EVER

OKAY I get it!

another rob @ the emmy. blech

Mr. Christopher… you look fantastic ! whatever your mindset… I’m sorry you are not @DAYS. I am so GLAD … I am sooooo Happy your place @DAYS is capped off with an emmy nom. I know you deserve

my lady love my dear Marci Miller … dang it you did a bang up job showing up so light up… my heart pitter pattered that much more

you looked smashing.. you looked comfortable… you looked happy… you ARE a FORCE. LOVE TO MS. Miller… A DiMera !!!! who gets better than that ? well, we will, allot some Horton… just a mega watt charge

“The Dream Never Ends” : Tyler Christopher . hey it’s a let… daytime Kevin Costner. that’s big

Patrick
Patrick

TWO of MY delights.. never fail

OKAY i’m in it… serious… and know it

my SORAS troupe @DAYS broke it… troupers danced sizzled AND BFF support one another !!!!

@Ciera Alice AND Claire

ROCK OUT !

Victoria Konefal
Olivia Rose Keegan

it’s with heart felt cracked thumped out for Olivia Rose… who was let go… temporarily !!!!! ?

these two girls RAN with it.. out the gate get go. BOTH emmy nominated pre-nom acknowledged FULL ON – spotlight

OKAY – DOOZY – who rocked right along with ; @General Hospital Kiki

who so deserved the win.. because her collective tenure @GH simmered
i’m just sorry she was killed off… @Maury West Ava is longing .. empty arms… full heart

I LOVE YOU Hayley Erin… you ae my choice @Emmy for best coifed best gussied ; sexy from my nest to yours.. be well . LOVE THIS GIRL

alas… I’ve got my nest full

Ciera Alice ; Claire ; Theo ; Chase ; Joey

this fortunate windfall… landed ablaze !!!! gosh danged it

Olivia Rose AND Victoria… you were so glammed up w/ Hayley… WOW

Bostonncc
Bostonncc

Cheesy and funny as a gag but ultimately I grow tired of recycled “twists.” (Been there, done that — lots of masks on GH). But that’s Ron. This makes me once again glad he’s nowhere near GH. Want a real Friday cliffhanger? Watch Ava Jerome’s confrontation with Ryan, the man her killed her daughter. I yelled out loud at the end of the show!

Carrie
Carrie

I love your statement: “This makes me once again glad he’s nowhere near GH.” I couldn’t agree more.

Ray
Ray

I am beginning to think DOOL is starting to jump the shark. The storylines are getting to the point of ridiculous. With the ever-ending “dead” citizens showing up alive in Salem, a rapist becoming mayor of the city, history being re-written (Jordan as a psycho), and now Kristen-is-Nicole, the show is no longer Must-see TV.

The ratings for DOOL has never been lower. It is time for Ken Corday to once again reel in the writers and make the show watchable again. With the exception of Gabi/Stefan and Ben/Ciara, most of the characters have no rooting value. I am enjoying Haley, but she has received too much airtime at the expense of Julie, Maggie and the other veterans. I hope the return of Stephen Nichols will give the show a major boost. I am also hoping Hope becomes the show’s veteran character the fans fell in love with years ago. I didn’t think she was at her best with Rafe, but her character has been unrecognizable since Bo died a few years ago.

Jimmy
Jimmy

This plot twist was ridiculous enough on GH when Duke was revealed to be Faison. Then again when Faison was wearing a Luke mask. And AGAIN when Obrecht was pretending to be Anna. Am I missing any others?

Point is, this plot twist is one that Ron C. has done to death, and it gets less convincing every time it’s reused. Plus, the announcement from a few months ago that Stacy Haiduk was returning to the show foreshadowed this plot twist from a mile away.

The question now becomes, is Nicole really dead? And how exactly was Kristen going to seduce Brady while wearing the mask? Wouldn’t he be able to tell that she’s wearing a fake face from the neck up, where the mask ends? Ugh, even just typing that is exhausting.

Satan
Satan

And this is why we call him “ReRon”….

Saw this coming from 666 miles away.

At least with the Duke/Faison thing on GH it was done as a clever way to get the Faison character back on canvas before the actor was available, without having to do a recast.

If this had been done to bring Eileen Davidson back as Kristen, at least then there would be a point to it.

Now the question is…. how long before we see the REAL Nicole, who is obviously being held prisoner in some DiMera dungeon.

Kay
Kay

Josh griffin on y &r reliving the past none of them have a clue new ideas within boundaries read books study art of previous writers but too lazy to do it

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

“. . . from 666 miles away.” Oh, Satan, you do crack me up.

I have to agree with your comment about Eileen Davidson; that would at least have been a payoff that would have made a story like this worth considering, ill advised as it might otherwise be. (Although even in that case: if you were able to get her to return, why not write an actual story for Kristen rather than something like this?)

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Satan,
Am thinking she’s really dead. Shouldn’t you know that?
Also, Iam wondering who has Holly.

Harry
Harry

Satan. Classify under things I’d like to see: I wish Re Ron would have the current President peel off his orange mask only to reveal President Nixon

Satan
Satan

I’d actually be willing to send Tricky Dick up there to make that happen.

Kay
Kay

He is at it again feel very sorry for what daytime has turned into close the doors and I haven’t watched this show in ten years! Why on earth do these writers do this ?? They are insulting the audience every day and no I will not support them anymore hit the door running you have all four made a laughing stock out of daytime drama!

Jimh
Jimh

Days must love being in 4th place…too many coming back from the dead..another dumb Reron mask story…Will and Sonny will never have a regular life together as something consistantly keeps them apart…Days was once called a classy soap..character driven relationships and family drama…now its nothing but dark and gloomy stories with characters i dont care for like i used to..Ron started out well and its been downhill from there…my Days watching this show is numbered!!!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

“Days was once called a classy soap” but Days was also known as the show where Marlena was possessed by Satan. Soaps run in cycles… yes, the mask is a tired plot device but this too shall pass.

Satan
Satan

When I possessed Marlena, it was some of the classiest Days episodes ever!

Harry
Harry

Ha ha ha!!

Patrick
Patrick

YOU Get floored in this stuff… go see @ MichaelFairman @Emmy with Brandon Barash, marci Miller, Tyler Chistopher, Kate Mansi w/Galen Gering ‘stops’ visiting…the DiMera you get

Rafe’ (alicious) LOTS of Galen Gering

You see the choice WHY this stuff matters acknowledge the ‘hot’

carol1952
carol1952

I’ll be damned I just told my best friend that I dont by that woman was Nicole .I even told her I bet they used a mask again,We all know that Nicole would never act that way.It is about time they brought Stacy Haiduk back.I never would have guessed it was Kristen though. I missed most of the show today cause I had to go see my doctor ugh,I got to see about five minutes of it and I thought I saw Stacy there. She does a wonderful job playing Kristen. What a sneaky way of doing things. However you had to know it wasnt Nicole.This could make for an interesting story.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

I find more to like in Ron’s writing than, I think, most people who comment on here, but even I will confess I’m weary of his obsession with masks. I know we’re expected to suspend disbelief when we watch TV, but I’m sorry: if two people kiss and one of them is wearing a mask, the other one knows it. If these mask stories were played out from the angle of “What kinds of things does a person have to do if he/she is wearing a mask to impersonate someone else to ensure the mask isn’t detected and his/her scheme revealed?” and we saw some of the struggles/difficulties and the villain really having to work at it to put the deception over on the unsuspecting people of Soap Town X, that might at least make the story interesting (albeit still far fetched). But the premise with Ron’s mask stories is always “Character A wears a mask pretending to be character B and nobody in Soap Town X suspects a thing,” which just isn’t all that compelling (and has a great deal of eye-roll potential). I’m beginning to think Ron maybe should subject himself to an internal check on gimmicks and devices before moving forward with any planned story: “Have I used this gimmick/device in the last five years (ten if it’s on the same show)? If yes, abandon idea and write new story. If no, OK maybe this can go forward.”

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Thanks to all the spoilers, there was no surprise when Nicole ripped off her wig and mask, revealing Kristen.
How utterly stupid that she came complete with her very own long hair crammed under the short styled wig, make-up and lo and behold, her own voice! Stacy Haiduk did not give herself enough credit when she said, she was lucky that she and Nicole had the same bone structure, etc. I don’t agree with that. Hope it didn’t bother her as much saying it, as me hearing it. I think she’s as good or better than Eileen H ever was.
Eve, as police commissioner is just ludicrous. Doesn’t someone in that capacity have to have some police training, to wear that badge and carry a weapon? And her stooge husband is just as laughable. What an insult to the viewers. I just hope TPTB know, that just because we are watching their crap, that we also know a pile, when we smell it.

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EP Ken Corday Shares Favorite All-Time DAYS Storyline Is Marlena’s Possession

While in Australia, Ken Corday, the executive producer of Days of our Lives, sat down for an interviews segment on 9Now’s Today Extra to talk about the rich history and enduring success of the long-running NBC daytime drama series, which is about to celebrate yet another anniversary in just a few short weeks on November 8th.

During the conversation, Ken was asked about his all-time favorite storyline, or if he had a frontrunner within the wealth of twist, turns, romances, adventure, and drama that has been part of the town of Salem for over five and a half decades.  Corday expressed that he did have a frontrunner … and that is was Marlena being possessed by the devil from the mid-90’s.

 

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Ken told the Today Extra hosts: ‘When we took Deidre Hall, the lovely Marlena Evans, and had her possessed by the devil. It was right out of The Exorcist!’

The EP also admitted at first he was reticent to tell the story:  “I first said, ‘No, you’re mad this will never work!’ But we did it for a few weeks, and the story was meant to play out and then end at Christmas, but it ended up going on until Easter.”

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That plot came from the mind of the late soap scribe, James Reilly, and had gone through many twists from when John Black (Drake Hogestyn) was a priest in one of that character’s many incarnations, and at the time, it was John who has to perform that exorcism on the woman he loved, after Stefano (the late Joe Mascolo) left Marlena vulnerable for demonic forces to enter her body.

There was the bed levitating, the yellow eyes, and more, along with Deidre Hall’s great performance, that made this one of the more spectacular soap opera tales ever told on daytime.   In fact, over the weekend, Hall commented on Corday’s choice tweeting:  “Couldn’t have said it better myself!!”

So, would you vote for Marlena’s possession as your top all-time Days story .. or do you have another pick that you think ranks at the top? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Kate Mansi Talks ‘Chad & Abby in Paris’ With KTLA Morning News

If you’ve downloaded the DOOL app, you are now catching chapter 2 of the successful app series, Chad & Abby in Paris, featuring Days of our Lives stars, Kate Mansi (Abigail) and Billy Flynn (Chad).

In the series, the duo known as “Chabby” is in Paris with their children, while dealing with intrusions in their relationship that seem to draw them closer together and make them stronger as a couple.

Last Friday, Kate Mansi was the special guest on the KTLA Morning News out in Los Angeles with entertainment guru, Sam Rubin and the morning news team.

During her segment, Kate discussed: what makes Chad & Abby in Paris different than the regular airshows of Days of our Lives. how she directed some scenes on an upcoming episode of the app series, how she is looking forward to getting more into directing in addition to her acting career, plus here real-life engagement.

Mansi revealed that Chad and Abby will be back on-screen on new episodes of NBC’s Days of our Lives this fall.

Watch Kate chat it up below with the KTLA crew.

Then let us know, are you enjoying chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris on the DOOL app?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Stefan is Brain-Dead After Getting In Lani’s Line Of Fire

If you caught last Friday’s Days of our Lives, and as we head into a new and dramatic-filled week ahead in Salem, after jumping in front of a bullet meant for Vivian (Robin Strasser), Stefan (Brandon Barash) has been shot badly – he has a gun shot wound to the neck through the carotid artery.

Lani (Sal Stowers), who fired the shot in an effort to stop and take down Vivian for her crimes against Kate (Lauren Koslow), et al, now finds herself in very, very hot water, and none more so than with Stefan’s wife, Gabi (Camila Banus).

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In the waiting area, Gabi shows up and confronts Lani. However, Lani and Abe (James Reynolds) try to explain it was an accident.  Gabi reminds him of how he felt after Theo was shot.  As Gabi runs off to see Stefan, Lani cries, “What if he dies?”

When Gabi arrives in the trauma room, she is told by Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and team that they worked on Stefan for over 20 minutes but he is brain-dead. Vivian, who alerted Gabi to what happened, and showed up at the hospital incognito in her scrubs to check up on the fate of her son, is trying to make her escape plan from Salem

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Meanwhile, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) is MIA from her hospital room as she and Doug (Bill Hayes) go to Doug’s Place.  She wants to breathe her last breath there, and wants one last night with her beloved husband.  Julie asks Doug, if she has been a good wife to him, knowing the end is near. After reminiscing of their past and flashbacks, and Julie wanting to have one last dance, she passes out

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Next, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Eli (Lamon Archey) arrive at Doug’s Place and find Doug crying.  They tells him that they need to  get Julie back to the hospital but Doug says it’s too late. Everyone is heartbroken.

So, what have you thoughts of the twist? Stefan brain-dead? Gabi on the warpath? Julie’s plight and its toll on Doug? How do you think this will all play itself out? Could Stefan come back to life as others have via Dr. Rolf? Share your thoughts below.

But first, for a preview of what’s to come check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC.

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