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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Wally Kurth & Chandler Massey Deliver Poignant Scenes As Justin Tells Will ‘Don’t Give Up On Life’

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If you caught Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the scenes capturing the minds of DAYS viewers featured touching work from Wally Kurth (Justin) and Chandler Massey (Will).

In it, after seeing Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) in prison, Justin comes upon Will, the man responsible for his beloved wife, Adrienne’s death (although the circumstances of just how Will was responsible have yet to come to light within the time jump).

Justin informs Will he is taking over Ben’s case, and Will thinks that with Justin on his side, Ben will have a better chance of getting out of the slammer.  Then, a guilt-ridden Will tells Justin that he thinks about Adrienne every single day and he will never stop hating and loathing on himself for being responsible for taking the love of Justin’s life away from him, and for what it has done to Will’s husband, Sonny, who has lost his mother in the process, and caused a huge rift in their marriage.

As things get more emotional between the two men, Will tells Justin that in his heart Adrienne was like a mom to him. Then, an emotional Justin tells Will he knows he did not mean to harm Adrienne.  Will thanks Justin, but thinks Justin hates him.  It is then that Justin reveals he could never hate Will.

Justin admits he hates what Will did, but let’s him know in no uncertain terms that he thinks of Will as a son, and will not and can’t stop loving him.  As Justin begins to tear up, he becomes emotionally overwhelmed by the sadness of the entire situation, and tells Will, “You’re a part of our family for better or worse.”

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Next, Justin reminds Will that no matter what happens life goes on.   He himself is a perfect example as he has fallen in love with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and is happy for the first time in many months.  Then in the punctuation point of the scene, Justin tells Will to never give up on life and the two embrace.

Did Wally Kurth just lock up an Emmy nomination with this scene that aired on Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives? Did you reach for the hankies?  Share your thoughts on the heart-tugging scenes via the comment section below.  But first watch some key moments from it.

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Kay
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Kay

I don’t know these seasoned actors never get credit nothing but a popularity contest go Wally

jim davis
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jim davis

It was a great scene…Days needs more of this…but is it possible Adrienne is really alive somewhere and Will had killed Bonnie Lockhart instead???

Ryan
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Ryan

Ron has said when he uses Judi going forward, it will be as Bonnie Lockhart.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Ryan, I have read this also. I wonder how Wally is enjoying all his lady co-stars, and would just love to know which one he prefers.

Satan
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Satan

That’s ridiculous. Nobody wants to see Bonnie.. or any of the other Lockharts ever again.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Not true. I’d like to see Bonnie with Clyde.

Satan
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Satan

That could be entertaining… because Clyde would probably put up with her for about 20 minutes.

Pam
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Pam

Like Wally good guy. Glad he is getting chance to spread his wings. Not a fan of Justin and Kayla long term..seems like a good relationship to rebound out of difficult times. Chemistry (to me) is more friendship. I do hope down the road they try him with Kassie; they have some good chemistry between them or maybe Hope she could use someone like jolly Ned after all she has been through.

Joy
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Joy

I was so taken by this exchange with these actors it was so real. The emotions expressed by their faces and voices were heartbreaking. This was so true to Wills character his anguish and pain. If you know their history Justin was always a champion for Will. Wally K. pulled our heart out of our chest and placed it in Chandlers. The acting was the best I have seen on this show since a dying Will asked Sonny to marry him. Two great actors who gave validity to the power of Love and never giving up. Thank you to both… Read more »

Grisel Rosario
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Grisel Rosario

That’s why they r call actors, they r great.

Richard Signorelli
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Richard Signorelli

what great scenes wally kurth was amazing as was chandler so glad the writing team went there because sometimes catching those beats makes a story even better and our actors have the chops to pull these scenes off love the time jump and love days!

Terri l. Cronin
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Terri l. Cronin

Wally Kurth and Chandler Massey were truly awesome in this scene. It pulled at ALL of my heart strings. I expected no less than for Justin to tell Will he forgives him. Even though I don’t like the story, the acting is awesome.

Terri l. Cronin

Ravenous
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Ravenous

I hate this time jump! I hope someone wakes up and it’s all a bad dream! Cant stand princess Gina, dumb story!

Momo
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Momo

Really great scenes. Would love to know how Adrienne died. I’m thinking car accident. Has Will had his trial and been sentenced? And why is he sharing a cell with a death row inmate? Aren’t they generally in cells by themselves? I know, it’s TV. 🙂

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, Momo, I’m guessing a car accident resulted in Adrienne’s death. That will soon be revealed. Will was already sentenced, how long for is yet to be seen. And Ben doesn’t have to be moved to a death row cell until his last appeal is denied.

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DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives 2-Year Renewal from NBC

For the first time since 2014, Days of our Lives has received not just a one-year, but a two-year renewal, from NBC ending the suspense of another renewal negotiations between the series, the network, and Sony.

According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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Victoria Konefal Will Be Back On Days of our Lives

This week Days of our Lives viewers saw the exit of both Theo (Cameron Johnson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal), much to the chagrin of Cin fans everywhere! But hold on! Days head writer, Ron Carlivati revealed that Victoria Konefal will be back on-screen this summer on the NBC soap opera.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Carlivati revealed: “From the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo, we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria: When would she be available or willing to come back, and when could we tell the next chapter because I knew that would feel unfinished and be unsatisfying to a lot of people. So that’s why I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for.”

And as to just how long will Konefal who chose to go on recurring status with the show be back for her summer run, Carlivati shared: “At this point, and I can’t speak for Victoria and I can’t speak for the show, and this is not an official announcement in any capacity, but I will say at this point, there is not an end date. We are working with Victoria to keep the story going and keep Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s love story alive.”

Cin fans should note that Carlivati added, “I would encourage the audience to remember that they (Cin) have an important anniversary coming up this summer that may figure into their story, so she will be back sooner than you know.”

So, happy to know there will be more of Ben and Ciara? Where you upset to see Ciara exit the canvas with Theo? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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