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DAYS Recap – April 26 – April 30th

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Hope orders Baker to kill EJ. Knowing that EJ spotted him, Baker freaks and runs off. Hope stays behind to steal EJ’s wallet and toss his phone. When she finds Baker later, he asks if she killed EJ and she toys with him. Hope reveals to Baker that she didn’t kill EJ, was just testing Baker to make sure he’s not some psycho killer. Baker decides to stick with Hope. They split the money, but he palms EJ’s bank card. Hope returns home with the wallet as a souvenir and goes to bed. Sami leaves on a mission to have it out with EJ over him being in cahoots with Stefano. She’s stopped by Johnny, who is having a nightmare about EJ. Sami reassures Johnny, and realizes how it’s affecting Johnny being shuttled back and forth between homes. She finds EJ lying lifeless on the pier and thinks he’s dead. EJ comes to and remembers seeing someone, but doesn’t remember who it was. He tries to get up on his own and collapses in Sami’s arms. Chloe almost tells Daniel that she slept with Philip, but when Carly comes by, she clams up. Soon after, Carly interrupts Chloe, who is trying to call Philip with a heads up not to tell Melanie. At Maggie’s, Philip wants to come clean with Melanie. Just as he is about to spill, Carly calls with the news about Daniel’s surgery being a success. Melanie and Philip show up at the hospital, and when Daniel asks why she’s been crying, she reveals she and Philip had a fight and said some terrible things. Chloe and Philip squirm, each thinking the other gave the secret away, and Chloe blurts for Daniel to forgive her! Vivian is convinced Chloe unleashed her fury on Carly. When she arrives at the hospital, she learns Carly is unavailable and fantasizes about her demise. Vivian runs into Carly and gleefully accuses her of wrecking yet another home. EJ stops breathing and Sami attempts to resuscitate him. EJ revives and, lost in the moment, kisses her. Before she can react, a cop arrives and calls for an ambulance. At the hospital, Sami realizes EJ doesn’t remember the kiss. Rafe confronts Stefano about his and EJ’s rapprochement. He doesn’t buy Stefano’s excuses. Stefano learns of EJ’s attack and he and Rafe rush to the hospital. Stefano assures Lexie he will find and punish EJ’s attacker. Rafe witnesses an intimate moment between EJ and Sámi. On a date, Stephanie notes that Nathan is no longer thinking of Melanie. He tells her they said goodbye and both meant it. Stephanie tells Adrienne that she believes Nathan is her destiny, and that he will soon love her as deeply as she loves him. Chloe almost reveals to Melanie and Daniel that she and Philip slept together. However, she realizes Philip never told Melanie. In private, Chloe and Philip agree to keep their transgression a secret. However, when Chloe calls Philip to confirm Daniel must never know they slept together, Nathan overhears. Meanwhile, Melanie assures Daniel that Philip will never hurt her. Vivian is furious when she realizes her plan to make Chloe confront Carly backfired. She figures out how to ensure Chloe doesn’t find out she set her up to think Daniel and Carly slept together. Baker manages to gain the password from EJ’s bank card and transfers money into his account.   Hope comes down hard on the cop who took EJ’s statement. Roman calls her on this, but Hope wants more details about the attack and feels the cop didn’t get them. Later, Julie arrives and sees Hope with her medication. She questions Hope, who explains they help her sleep. The conversation leads to Ciara and Julie has a theory about her acting out. Hope disagrees with Julie’s assessment and the conversation turns to Justin. Hope says they’re not dating, but Ciara seems to endorse the situation. Later, Hope visits her doctor and tells him she spilled her last prescription. She needs a refill. Baker wakes up to hearing Nicole’s voice on TV, and he realizes she’s risen from the ashes and so will he. With the money he took from EJ’s bank account, life will get easier. However, a bookie finds Baker and takes all of his cash. After the bookie leaves, Baker says this little setback will be remedied once he meets back up with Hope. When he runs into her, however, she’s not the person he expected. Nicole and Arianna learn EJ has been attacked. Nicole wants to interview him and Arianna is her way in. Meanwhile, at the hospital, Lexie tells upset EJ she’s certain he’ll get his memory back. EJ needs to remember because he saw the accomplice, and the person seemed familiar. Later, Arianna shows up and convinces EJ to let Nicole interview him. Nicole starts to ask him questions and EJ suddenly gets the feeling that whoever hit him, was a friend of hers! Mia wants Chad back but it appears he wants nothing to do with her. His mom, Madeline, learns he has a study group at the DiMera mansion and wants him to stay away. When Chad calls her on this, she points out that the Peterson-Woods are public servants. The DiMeras are not. Chad humors his mom, but she has another reason for disliking the DiMeras. Later, Madeline meets with Kate and puts her on notice. Will learns Chad and Mia are through, but Mia vows to get Chad back. And she knows just how to do it, too.

Baker thinks Hope is covering when she fails to recognize him but is later freaked to realize she’s the detective leading the investigation of the muggings. Baker decides to hightail it out of Salem. Meanwhile, Hope goes to tell EJ his bank account’s been hacked. EJ accuses Nicole. Hope hauls Nicole in to the station as the prime suspect. Arianna is pleased when Brady refuses to help Nicole clear her name. Sami talks to Rafe about Stefano and EJ. They argue about whether EJ and Sami have feelings for each other. Rafe gets a lead on Anna, unbeknownst to Sami, and makes plans to leave town. He and Sami say goodbye. Later, EJ asks Sami to commit to moving into the DiMera mansion. Mia tries to get Madeline to help her smooth things over with Chad. Madeline says she can’t. Later, Mia kisses another guy in an unsuccessful bid to make Chad jealous. Will gives her a piece of his mind, but Mia has the last word. Meanwhile, Kate tells Stefano that Madeline Peterson-Woods came by to lay down the law. Stefano finds Madeline and lays down a bit of his own law, but Madeline has something over him and Kate that’s troubling to them both. Kate imagines blood on her hands off the encounter with Madeline. Will sees she’s upset and promises not to let anyone hurt his grandmother.

Hope brings Nicole in for questioning and tells her not to leave town. Nicole decides she needs help and goes to her old partner in crime – Stefano. He turns her away and Nicole realizes she’s on her own. EJ presses Sami for an answer about moving in with him. Sami can’t decide, and goes to Caroline, but rejects her advice to stay away from EJ. Sami tells Caroline that EJ has changed and is a great guy. Meanwhile, Lexie brings Sydney to EJ. He shares his hope that Sami will move in with him. Sami returns to tell EJ she’s decided to move in. Hope goes home, takes a pill, and goes to bed early. Baker, with his bags packed, plays one last poker game to get out of town before Hope comes looking for him. However, Hope finds him before he can leave. Chloe fears Nathan will tell people that she slept with another man. Nathan backs off, but thinks Chloe should tell Daniel herself. Chloe investigates the nurse and motel clerk who gave her wrong info about Daniel and Carly being together. The motel clerk swears she misunderstood him. Carly, Melanie and Philip help Daniel get settled back in at home. Philip is edgy about being back where he and Chloe slept together. He leaves, and ends up drinking at the Brady Pub. Melanie and Nathan run into each other and clear the air, both feeling they made the right choice to not be with one another. They know they are with the right people. Later, Stephanie tells Nathan where to meet her for their date that night, but runs into Philip drinking, and assumes it’s because of Melanie. He tells her it’s him – he’s the bastard.

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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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What Did You Think of the Premiere of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’?

Today was the debut of the well-publicized and highly-anticipated DAYS streamer limited-series: Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem which dropped on Peacock at 3:01am EST Monday morning.

If you have not seen the first episode, and intend on watching it,  do not read any further as it contains moments and story points – however, if you have seen the premiere read on!

At the beginning is an updated version of the traditional iconic series opening of DAYS, hourglass and all, but wait for it! It’s not the late MacDonald Carey’s voice who is welcoming us in to watch the drama unfold, but none other than Deidre Hall (Marlena) who gets the nod.  Deidre voices-over: “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our Lives” cue the new logo for the limited series.  We also get an opening title sequence after the prologue of the episode complete with location shots and the cast members names!

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In this throwback to the 90’s high adventure and escapades in soaps, we learn that in 1991 the Alamainian Peacock was stolen by Hope acting as Princess Gina. Shane Donovan has come to John and Marlena in Zurich needing their help, because the peacock featured six different and precious gemstones: a citrine, an amethyst, a ruby, emerald, sapphire, and an orange diamond.  Although the peacock was recovered, the stones were not and we are off to the races in this case of the missing jewels caper.  Shane wants John and Marlena to be an American couple who want the gemstones at an auction, but he tells them there is danger involved.  Jarlena are most them up for the task!

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Meanwhile, Tony and Anna visit Carrie and Austin and can sense the trouble in their marriage.  Carrie is upset.  Apparently, Austin had too much to drink and brought up Rafe to Carrie.  Wanting to make amends, Austin wants to get his wife a sapphire necklace, which Anna goes a ga-ga for in the photo Austin shares. But not wanting Carrie to know what he is up to he asks Tony and Anna to go the auction to bid on it.

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Lisa Rinna makes her return as Billie Reed, but dressed undercover as kind of a Princess Gina lookalike, long hair, tiara, and all. She gets busted by Ben and Ciara and tells them she is undercover watching the amethyst in the jewelry shop that Ciara was loving on to Ben. But as they talk about Ben being a serial killer and all, someone went in and bought the jewel spoiling Billie’s plan.

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In Miami, turns out Paulina has the orange diamond, and in one of the funniest bits, goes and on how Michelle (Obama) in the White House gifted her the ring as Abe, Eli and Lani look on perplexed.  Later, when everyone tells her not to go out on the town with that ring on, she insists, but bad news.  While the foursome are dining, two henchmen with guns come a-calling!

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Elsewhere in Phoenix, Chad comes to visit Will and nuSonny, now played by Zach Tinker (who delivered in his emotional scenes in his debut). Turns out WilSon seem to be having marital problems. .. again!  Sonny thinks Will is cheating on him.  Will says he is working on a top-secret assignment and has to go to the office.  Later, when Chad calls to see if Will is where he says he is at, he is not there.  Sonny springs into action and goes to Will’s computer and finds an email that he is meeting someone at a resort and spa.  Best buds, Chad and Sonny, hightail it to the resort and land outside Will’s suite.  When Sonny knocks on the door he is surprised to see Leo Stark … in a robe!  Something tells us each episode will end with a guest star popping up, but we shall see and the let the games begin!

So, what did you think of the premiere episode of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem? What was your favorite part? What did you think of Zach Tinker in his debut as Sonny? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But, first vote in our ‘Beyond Salem” premiere poll and cast your vote below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ciara Remembers Her Love For Ben

After months of torturing the heart and soul of Ben Weston (Rob Scott Weston), finally, the love of his life, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) remembers the passionate undying love and connection the two share.

It began earlier in the week after Ben kidnapped her, and drove Ciara away from her nuptials to Theo (Cameron Johnson), who was left at the altar.  Alone in the cabin (which brings back a lot of creepy memories for both of them), you could see episode after episode, Ciara trying to push down her feelings, but they were too strong, and by the end of this week, she remembered it all as she stood very close to Ben and flashbacked to highlights of their torrid relationship including: Ben proposing to her, their wedding in July a year ago, in which Ben was taken by Eve’s  (Kassie DePaiva) plot in a bomb explosion – now a year later, after Ciara was kidnapped and then lost her memory – the couple known as Cin never really had their honeymoon! Stay tuned.

As the two share a passionate kiss on Friday’s episode, and later are side by side in bed, the door to the cabin bursts open with Theo and Shawn  (Brandon Beemer) there with a gun drawn.  What will happen when we pick up with Ben and Ciara’s story on Monday?

Meanwhile, major kudos again to Daytime Emmy winner, Victoria Konefal, and the immeasurable talents of Rob Scott Wilson, for making us care continually about this on-screen couple, constantly torn apart by circumstances, and with the waiting the hardest part for fans of the show, it almost always seems worth the payoff just to see these two connect and know that in life, a great love … never dies.

So, are you happy that Ciara remembered her love and life with Ben? What did you think of the key scenes played by Rob and Victoria? Comment below.

 

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