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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Will Learns He Has A Brain Tumor; What Next For WilSon?

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On Days of our Lives, Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) have been through the wringer.  Just like any power couple in “soapdom” they are constantly pulled apart by circumstances that drives distance between them, or prevents them from being happily reunited.  But then, isn’t that was soaps are all about … or, do these boys deserve a bit of peace and quiet?

On Wednesday’s episode of the NBC daytime drama series, Rex (Kyle Lowder) and Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) drop the bomb on WilSon.  Sadly, Will has a small brain tumor, although believed to be benign, it is is in a section of his frontal lobe that makes it most likely inoperable.

Will asks if that explains his headaches and why he has been passing out, and Rex confirms that is the cause.  He also says the tumor is likely benign, because the larger ones are usually cancerous.  The next step is to do a biopsy.  Rex advises Will to not exercise, drive, work, and to avoid stress right now.

Later at the Kiriakis mansion, Will Google’s brain tumor’s on the internet and is emotionally overcome with what it says.  In tears and looking very sad, Sonny comes on to the scene to comfort Will, but Sonny is looking concerned himself, trying to put on a brave front for Will.  Then, Sonny and Will admit they are frightened for what’s ahead, but Sonny says they must try to stay positive.  Will cries.

These scenes were nicely played by Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith, who always bring it in their scenes.

Look for more drama ahead for the duo and their on-screen families as Will deals with this new health crisis.

So, what does Will’s tumor mean for the future of WilSon?  What do you think will happen next? Are you upset that Will has this diagnosis? Do you want the duo to finally have some down time from all the drama, especially after getting Leo Stark (Greg Rikart) out of their lives?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Jamika maxwell
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Jamika maxwell

Hell yes they been through so much hell Wilson need peace after this storyline

Kay
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Kay

I know this is going to be an emotional rollercoaster for Will and Sonny who have been kept apart for months because of Leo and his blackmail of Sonny roping him into a lifeless marriage. Now that Leo is out of their lives (at least it seems like it) this new complications occurs. Why can’t these two be happy for a bit before life throws them another curveball? Anyway I know these two actors will.bring the drama and knock this out of the park just in time for another Daytime Emmy reel.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Enough of the dang brain tumours on soaps please!

Kathy earle
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Kathy earle

Let him heal an be happy for awhile. We like happy along with insanity.

Charlie Quint
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Charlie Quint

I’m heartbroken after watching Will & Sonny find out about the tumor this week. Their scenes were very well written and perfectly played by Chandler and Freddie. Their chemistry is off the charts!

I’m glad #Wilson are together at last, even if it’s under these circumstances. I hope they overcome this obstcle and get married again. We the fans deserve a #Wilson wedding and some happy time for our favorite gays ❤️

su000
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su000

Brain Tumors are the new ‘hot’ soap stories..
All, soaps simultaneously have brain tumors and Alshimers/brain..

Brain Tumors
TJ- Y&R
Oliver- GH
Will- Days
Franco- GH
others are?

Alzheimer-
Michael- GH
Dina- Y&R

Do the soaps copy each other’s storylines- yup!
That’s quite weird- copycats lol ..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It’s why I’m kind of over American daytime soaps right now, and am shifting my focus to UK soaps, because they’re being pretty original and they’re actually entertaining to watch.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I think Pam Douglas on B&B survived a brain tumor, and said tumor’s effects on her thinking explained away her bad behavior toward Donna Logan when Donna was married the Eric.

I have tried the brain tumor excuse on my husband, family, and work colleagues ‘when I drop the ball on some things but they don’t buy it. 🙁 I am still held responsible!

Momo
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Momo

Pam – B&B
JT – Y&R

James McDonald
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James McDonald

Does this mean Chandler Massey will be leaving Days of Our Lives or will they find a fictional miracle cure for Will? Why does every gay story line have to end with tragedy and death? No Happy Endings in Hollywood anymore.

Steve
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Steve

Why don’t they just reuse the Oscar/Joss scripts from GH, maybe the JT scenes from Y&R.

In other words, do we really yet another brain tumor?

Hazel Heater
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Hazel Heater

I think Will and Sonny deserve some down time with all that has been happening in thier life’s so I pray that Will well over come all that is going on with him and they can be happy for once

mfarris70
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mfarris70

I would really appreciate of all soap writers gave brain tumors a rest. Give us some real medical conditions that characters have to live with and adapt to.

Janet Woods
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Janet Woods

Yes,why can’t Will and Sonny finally have a great life.They have had many struggles. It seems no one on Days vane be happy. These 2 deserve it.

Michele
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Michele

I hope that the Writers starts making more joy on our Soap Opera, it’s supposed to be love in the Afternoon and since Ron C has been at Days it’s all doom and gloom for months on end!! Horrible Storyline that all of the Fans have made Known they are unhappy with!! Are you going to start listening to your Viewers at all!! Maybe think about a new Writing Team

Satan
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Satan

ReRon can’t write for any sort of couple. Gay couples.. straight couples… doesn’t matter. If Tom & Alice Horton or Shawn & Caroline Brady were still alive, he’d find a way to mess up their relationship. Same thing he did at GH.

At least he didn’t make Will a serial killer and blame that on the tumor.

Deborah Moore
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Deborah Moore

Let them be Happy and a couple from now on and raise that baby girl!

Steve Ward
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Steve Ward

I actually thought they would find that Will was HIV positive. So much for my over-active imagination.

Guadalupe
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Guadalupe

Yes is will go live if he takes off the neck lass of maybe he be ok to

Colin
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Colin

Just wondering why 3 / 4 soaps on the air are featuring brain tumour stories. Are the writers that devoid of ideas??

Dwight Slemmons
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Dwight Slemmons

I Want Will To Get Well And Heal So He And Sonny Can Finally Be Together And Get Married In A Big Wedding Ceremony And Have Fun And Exciting Storylines #WilSon ❤️❤️❤️

Patricia Vivas
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Patricia Vivas

It’s a little bit to much, I miss the time when they were happily married and sonny use to fold Ari’s clothes…

Dwight Slemmons
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Dwight Slemmons

They Should Do A Special Tribute Musical DAYS Dream Sequence Episode About Will Horton While He Is Recovering From The Brain Tumor
With Flashbacks Of His Life With Sonny , Dance Numbers , Singing And Imagining What Would Life Be Like Without Him In Salem Cause They Did One For Marlena ⏳I Bet They Secretly Filmed The Episode Last Year

ChandlerFan
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ChandlerFan

I’m loving the idea of “Sonny and Will, the Musical.” Lots of tap shoes, top hats and dancing canes…

carol green
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carol green

Days is my favorite show,but please leave Will and Sonny alone.I wonder if Paul will come back , the writers will make something happen with them,Well they did before.Also change of subject here,for crying out loud please let Ben be happy.

Alice Marie Lannigan
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Alice Marie Lannigan

I sure hope that Wilson get better news they went through so much him and Sonny and the bottom line is that Leo had too black mail Sonny boy he needs too get a life so sorry about being nasty with the soap PIG but that is just how I feel

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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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