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DAYS Promo: Stephen Nichols Returns! Serena Is Murdered! Chad In Wrong Place At Wrong Time?

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It’s the dawn of a new day in Salem as major storylines and big returns kick-off next week! First, Stephen Nichols makes his highly anticipated return to the canvas as Steven “Patch” Johnson and he brings with newcomer James Lastovic as Patch and Kayla’s (Mary Beth Evans) son Joey.

What will happen when Steve and Joey are reunited with Kayla?  Will it be one big happy family reunion? From this new promo from NBC, don’t count out on it!

And then, DAYS launches it’s serial killer storyline in the tradition of some of the great “killer” stories throughout its 50 year history.  The first victim is Serena Mason (Melissa Archer).

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But from the looks of it, prior to her murder she was getting drunk, cavorting, or getting pretty angry at Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn)!  Is Chad at the wrong place at the wrong time?  The serial killer storyline ushers Archer off the series as well.

Watch the exciting DAYS promo after the jump! Then let us know if you are ready for the return of Patch! If you’re ready to go on the journey of the NBC soap’s latest murder spree storyline!

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4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I’m sooooo ready for this!!!!!

Let the killings and returns begin!!!!!

#Days50

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Days has finally got me excited again and im watching everday again too…its must watch tv!!!

su0000
su0000

As the Murder Mysteries go;
Y&R Scooby Doo Killer stuff .. eh 1 finger up
GH Silas murder becoming really good .. 2 thumbs up
Days! you go.. make it good! you deserve it !

Mary SF
Mary SF

And nobody does serial killer stories better than Days– no matter who I think it is, it is never that person– if everything on screen lives up to the hype I will have to find a new nap time, because it doesn’t sound like I will be able to doze off during Days anymore.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

So stoked! Loving #Days50

Beth
Beth

Steve “Patch” Johnson is back, and just the start of old favorites returning!! I’m over the moon!! Bring it on, DOOL!

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Another trite serial killer storyline?

su0000
su0000

Serial killer stories are never ”trite” …
they are intriguing ..

Sheila
Sheila

I wish I could get excited about the returns, but with MA out I don’t plan to watch any longer. Nice job, Days. rme

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

Why, why, why oh WHY did they not pair Melissa Archer with an actor/character who had a little more pizzazz. Serena and Chad could have been fun together. Billy Flynn is charismatic. Nothing against Greg Vaughan because I love the guy, but Eric was so boring with Serena. It was the same thing with Melanie and Brady. THESE firecracker women NEED a guy who is a little bit of trouble!

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

Yeah, have to agree with you Chrystie, the pairing of Serena with Eric was really really uninteresting, no sparks between the players at all. The stupid storyline involving that Elephant with the secret compartment didn’t help matters.

Terri
Terri

I started watching because of MA I will stop watching because of MA she was not paired well or written for well. My two favorite daytime actors were “killed off” in the same month.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

That’s rough. I’m a big fan of Melissa Archer and Michael Easton. Would love to see them paired up again.

Bev
Bev

Hell yes! Why can’t these people get it right. They were both killed off. Perfect opportunity. They are golden!

Dylan
Dylan

Playing DAYS detective, I think the killer will be Ben. He was abused as a child, he has anger issues to spare, and he could be doing it to frame Chad. Especially since Aiden and Clyde are in the mix, both probable victims of the killer….Ben is connected to both. I certainly hope, if I am correct, the powers that be will not get all pouty and petulant, pull a Ron Carlivati, and ridiculously alter the story until it makes no sense whatsoever.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Ha! No kidding. Great theory by the way.

Dylan
Dylan

Thanks!!! I think, like Matt Bohmer, the dude playing Ben will play the serial killer, go out with a huge bang, and then begin his Hollywood career. He has grown beyond the physique to be a pretty competent actor, and I hope I am right because I cant see anyone else on the canvas being the killer, besides Andre, and thats old news…been there done that. Or it could be Anne!!!! Just because she hates everyone!!

Jeremy
Jeremy

@Dylan, now I love the idea of Anne, possibly being the KILLER. I think Ben is a great idea, though like many of the characters in Salem, Ben would be predictable, I think DAYS will do the unexpected, and a character like Anne – but not Anne, will be revealed in November as the KILLER. Perhaps, someone’s contract that’s concluding soon? And, what about Maxine, WTH has she been?!?! lol.

blake
blake

Nice to see the show great again. Great promo! I Serena had a great place to die, at least in a bed of flowers.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

She’s laying on roses because she was a thorn in our sides! And she’s literally pushing up daisies!!!

#Days50

Paul
Paul

I think it’s far too early to say the show is great or must watch tv. Hardly. Let’s hope these new writers can work some magic cuz otherwise I’m out. Bad writing, bad hair, boring stories, too much Abigail, clothes that often don’t match the season, shoddy sets…………

davlestev1
davlestev1

Lol happy much?

Scott H
Scott H

Even though I’m looking forward to the 50th anniversary and the return of Patch and Bo and all the others, today’s writing (Fri, Aug 22) showed that Josh and Dena are getting back to the roots…..I know a lot of people crave the excitement and adventure of serial killings and drug dealers and crazy Clyde, but I really enjoyed the tender moments today between Victor and Caroline, Maggie and Caroline…Marlena and John….the dance…these scenes pulled at my heartstrings and dare I say, I shedded a little tear getting all emotional. This is what a good show is about…connecting with the audience….DAYS can only get better, I predict!!!!!!! Here’s to 50 more…

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

That’s exactly what Friday’s episode did, it pulled at the heartstrings and made us FEEL something .. haven’t really cared in ages! Loved it!

penny
penny

I just started watching again because of the new writers and I’ve already seen a huge improvement! I’m down for this serial killer ride. Sorry MA is the first casualty, she will be missed.

Reagan
Reagan

As long as Clyde gets killed off or cut from canvas, works for me. I’m fearful that they are bringing back vets to kill them off, like they always do “Jack” Matthew Ashford. Also, so excited about Patch!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I love a good serial killer mystery. I wish they had given Melissa Archer better writing. I think she gave her best with what she was given. Hope she shows up on another soap.

KMB
KMB

I love Stephen Nichols! Though I must admit that I was and will always be a huge Stefan Cassadine fan, I will follow Stephen to any soap. Cant wait. 🙂

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

I know this may be slightly “off-topic” but would it be all right if I just asked, what happens now for Will now that Sonny has gone, and what is to become of Paul? When we last saw Paul he was in the Park and he was crying….is this the last image we are to have of Paul? Also, what became of Derrick? He wanted a chance with Paul but Will manipulated the situation – and now, it just seems like the whole show is taking a different direction – shouldn’t they at least provide a healthy resolve for Will / Sonny / Derrick / Paul?

Jeremy
Jeremy

hey Tom, I believe Freddie is briefly returning in November as Sonny. I think Paul will definitely continue in story as will Will. And, I think Derrick is a goner. I think it’s a great concern wondering what will happen with these imperative characters on the canvas. Just like last year when Will went to LA for a few months, I think with Sonny away, we will see focus on Will and Paul living there lives in Salem, I don’t see these two characters growing close or becoming friends anytime soon, the show will be changing directions in many directions, we’ll have to wait and see what Sonny’s return will be all about in a few months. I would have been very open to Robert Gorrie stepping into the role of Sonny, but that’s me. I do love Freddie, though!

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Peter Reckell On The Passing Of DAYS Peggy McCay: “Looking in Peggy’s Eyes, All I Could See Was A Mom Who Loved Me, And Wanted The Best For Me.”

Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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DAYS Stars Pay Tribute & Share Remembrances Of Peggy McCay

Over the last 24 hours, cast members and colleagues past and present of Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) have taken to social media to share their sorrow and their memories of this great and beloved actress who passed away a few days ago at the age of 90.

Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

Deidre Hall (Marlena) : “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!  I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.  And how she loved being “Caroline”!! Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

Mary Beth Evans: (Kayla): Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength & professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors & people. She will always be the  & soul of the Brady family & she lives on in Salem and in our hearts.

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Days of our Lives Peggy McCay Passes Away

One of the greatest actresses, and one of Days of our Lives most beloved cast member, Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has passed away.

According to reports, Peggy passed away in her sleep on October 7 at the age of 90 of natural causes.  Peggy’s close friend, Denise Kiel Smith broke the news on social media on Twitter relating: “To all of Peggy McCay’s dear friend and family I have some sad news…  Peggy passed peacefully in her sleep of natural causes Sunday morning at 1:00 am. She always appreciated you, her loyal fans, for all of the love and support that you gave her throughout the years. Peggy enjoyed a lifelong career of acting in television and movies. She loved working at Days of Our Lives nearly to the end. Acting and animal rescue were her passions in life. If you would like to show your support please visit the Kitty Bungalow, Peggy’s favorite charity, at Kitty Bungalow.”

One of the greats in her field; Peggy was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress  category at the Daytime Emmy Awards for her performances as Caroline Brady 4 times. However, Peggy won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for her work in the The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

DAYS fans have missed Peggy on-screen for the last few years.  The last time she appeared on-screen was in late August of 2016.  McCay originated the role of the Brady matriarch in 1983.

Throughout the last 24 hours, fans, cast members, and co-workers of the beloved Peggy have taken to social media to share their remembrances and grief and love for this talented powerhouse performer.  We will share many of those with you in a post to come.

Share your condolences and remembrances of Peggy as Caroline on DAYS in the comment section below.

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