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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Victor Kiriakis’ Fate Revealed as Show Honors John Aniston

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On Wednesday and Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives, Salem and the Kiriakis family and friends, learned of the fate of the patriarch of the clan, Victor Kiriakis.

In story, Victor’s plane had gone missing when he was believed to be headed back to Salem after visiting his son, Bo, who had previously been in a coma, in an undisclosed location. However, the plane had taken off ahead of schedule and no one knows why.

Justin (Wally Kurth) found out from Shane that Victor’s plane went down in the Mediterranean Sea. This is of great concern, because that could mean something nefarious happened to the Greek tycoon. Next, Justin informs Maggie (Suzanne Rogers), but also knows that Shane told him the hospital where Bo is staying is nowhere near where Victor’s plane went down.

Latter, with Brady (Eric Martsolf), Justin, and Maggie holding out hope (because Victor has always been a survivor), John comes to the Kiriakis mansion after speaking with Shane with a heartbreaking update. John (Drake Hogestyn) informs the family that Shane received news from the ISA.  Victor’s body has been recovered by the coast guard. He has died.  Maggie breaks down in Justin’s arm and begins to faint, but Justin catcher her. John comforts a grief-stricken Brady, while we cut to Alex’s apartment where Stephanie (Abigail Klein) holds a broken-hearted Alex (Rob Scott Wilson), who just learned the news that Victor perished.


In the final moments of the episode, as we hear the audio of Maggie, Justin and Brady crying, the camera pans to a framed photograph of Victor with the words underneath it, “In loving memory of John Aniston”.  The beloved and iconic Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy winner, passed away in November of 2022 at the age of 89.  Since DAYS tapes so far ahead, this episode taped almost nine months ago, has finally streamed on Peacock. The actor’s final on-screen appearance as Victor was back on December 26th, 2022.


On Thursday’s pick-up, more of Victor’s loved ones remember and learn the news of his passing, and the series shares some flashbacks including: Kate (Lauren Koslow), who remembers her contentious and loving relationship with her ex-husband, Victor, and Xander (Paul Telfer), who also shared a complicated past with his uncle.

At the end of the episode, Kate utters to herself that she had to let Phillip know as Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) comes on to the scene. Everyone in Salem believes Phillip (the incoming John-Paul Lavosier) is dead, but Kate knows exactly where he is.  This sets the stage for Victor’s other son, to return to Salem in time for the memorial, which will air the last week of August.

So, what did you think about how DAYS handled the death of Victor Kiriakis? Share your thoughts on the storyline, the last two episodes, and the performances of the cast via the comment section below.

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I’m not sure why they made a point of saying that the medical facility where Veggie Bo is currently staying is “nowhere near Greece”. Unless they moved Bo to the same “private hospital’ where Phillip has been hiding out for the last year or so. Maybe Victor got some sort of a discount for having two sons there at the same time?

Obviously Bo won’t be back for Victor’s memorial… but Peter Reckell was on Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind” last week, so that means he’s been in LA recently, not in Alaska, which is where he calls “home” when he’s not working. Could it be that Bo might be back in Salem by the Hellidays??

I am glad they finally ended his story on the show now and honored our beloved John Aniston. If they recasted him I would be very mad at them there are certain older icons you just don’t recast on the show he is definitely one of those people.Since Peacock took them over some of the storylines have been not so tasteful or impressive and it took away the elderly generation that watched them all there lives. Most are in nursing homes or have no streaming services. I can pay for mine. But I really hope they honor John how they did other icons on the show and do not recast him,it’s insulting and distasteful they didn’t with other’s so I feel like they should honor John Aniston the same way.

I definitely hope they learned their lesson with the diastrous attempt to “resurrect” Stefano DiMera with a brain chip (after already implying that he somehow survived being shot to death & having his dead body moved 2 or 3 times).

Some legendary characters simply cannot be recast. Stefano & Victor are definitely two of them.

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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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