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


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.


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.

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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  1. Patrick

    May 24, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    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

      May 24, 2019 at 11:17 pm

      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

        May 24, 2019 at 11:28 pm

        @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

          May 24, 2019 at 11:42 pm

          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

  2. Bostonncc

    May 25, 2019 at 5:11 am

    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

      May 25, 2019 at 11:49 pm

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

  3. Ray

    May 25, 2019 at 7:15 am

    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.

  4. Jimmy

    May 25, 2019 at 8:59 am

    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.

  5. Satan

    May 25, 2019 at 10:42 am

    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

      May 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      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)

      May 29, 2019 at 4:52 am

      “. . . 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

      May 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm

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

    • Harry

      May 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      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

        May 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm

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

  6. Kay

    May 25, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    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!

  7. Jimh

    May 25, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    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

      May 29, 2019 at 10:11 am

      “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

        May 29, 2019 at 11:30 pm

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

        • Harry

          May 30, 2019 at 4:03 pm

          Ha ha ha!!

  8. Patrick

    May 27, 2019 at 1:30 am

    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’

  9. carol1952

    May 28, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    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.

  10. Michael (not Fairman)

    May 29, 2019 at 4:47 am

    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.”

  11. Violet Lemm

    May 29, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    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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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one of their discussion below. You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.


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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.


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