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DAYS Recap – Aug 22 – Aug 26th

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Maggie asks Victor to make peace with Stefano, wanting the war between the families to end once and for all. Stefano has made a peace offer that Victor has yet to respond to. The men remain skeptical and distrustful of one another. EJ persuades Chad to help bring the families to a truce. Sonny decides to take action and summons all of them to Maggie’s hospital room, where they make a solemn and public pledge of peace. Victor gives into the agreement, in light of Maggie, the woman he loves, getting shot. Later, Sonny and Chad make a pact, knowing that maintaining the truce is really up to them. Stefano is moved by Chad’s actions to make peace. Chad is equally affected by Stefano’s; however, he maintains that he will never come back to the family fold. Sami learns that not only is she not pregnant, but she may be ill. Lexie, the bearer of this bad news, advises Sami to seek further consultation. Rafe is called away on a case before Sami can tell him the truth. Realizing how much Rafe wanted this baby, Sami struggles with how to tell him. Dario finds Mandy beat up and almost unconscious on the pier and calls Rafe. Mandy is the third victim in a series of attacks by an unknown person. They take Mandy to the hospital where Rafe questions her and learns that she’s a prostitute. He’s determined to solve the case but gets nothing out of Mandy, who refuses to talk to cops.

Taylor alerts Quinn that she’s joined the Salem police force. Nicole is stunned to realize that Taylor took a job at the police station and questions her motives, suspecting she’s doing it to protect EJ. Later, Taylor talks to Quinn about the attacks and says she can’t keep quiet about what he’s doing. Quinn says she will not only hold her tongue, but she will use her job for his own good – or everyone will know she’s not a saint, after all. Melanie realizes Brady’s true motives for giving Dario the job at Titan, to keep her and Dario apart. She is furious. Meanwhile, Brady wrestles with his conscience but ultimately succumbs to the temptation that is Nicole. Rafe comforts Sami, who is saddened that she is not pregnant. She knows how much he wanted the baby but he’s more concerned about her health. He tells her she’s the only thing he cares about. Later, they go to the hospital to get Sami’s test results. Lexie informs Sami and Rafe that she has cysts. Sami worries she may have cancer. Bo and Hope meet with D.A. Woods and Abe, insisting they provide the necessary resources to bring down the attacker. Abe is hesitant to allow this case to blow up in the public’s eye. Bo and Hope only care about preventing another woman from getting hurt. They decide their next step is to find out the identity of Mandy’s pimp and see if he can provide any information about these attacks on prostitutes. At the hospital, Rafe takes Abe to see Mandy to expose the brutality of the attacker. Seeing this innocent girl in a near-fatal state convinces Abe to give the case the proper resources and press it requires. Meanwhile, Hope tells Bo she’s going undercover as a call girl to trap the attacker.

Taylor tells Quinn she won’t spy for him at the police station. He once again reminds her of the consequences of those actions – he will reveal her sordid past. Taylor tells him she doesn’t believe he’ll follow through on this threat but he sends her an ominous text message promising he never bluffs. Later, Taylor is at the hospital with the latest victim, who is sedated. When she comes to, she murmurs Quinn’s name… which only Taylor hears. And when she has a chance to tell Hope about it… she keeps quiet, protecting Quinn but compromising herself.  Chloe walks in on Kinsey reading a newspaper account of Mandy’s assault. Kinsey is grateful for Chloe’s warning against becoming a prostitute, seeing the danger that kind of life entails. Kinsey asks if Chloe has quit, despite her pimp’s threat to go to Child Services and take her baby away. Chloe wishes she could quit but knows she can’t risk losing Parker. Kinsey understands her dilemma but points out the danger of being killed might be a greater risk. Later, Chloe begs Quinn to let her go, worried he cannot protect her like he promised. Quinn refuses to let such a valuable asset to his business go. He accidentally lets it slip that someone encouraged him to get Chloe into the world of prostitution. Later, a mystery man peruses the tablet that Quinn left behind and stops when he gets to Chloe’s page. Nicole and Brady have slept together but in the cold light of day he’s having second thoughts. Brady wonders if they’re simply not good for each other. Nicole argues the opposite; they make each other whole. Brady admits she has a hold on him but he needs to think things over.

Sami learns from Lexie she has cysts that need to be surgically removed. If the cysts are found to be malignant post-operation, Sami could have cancer. Rafe comforts Sami, assuring her that whatever happens, they’ll get through it together. All they can do is wait and see. While Rafe and Sami are at the hospital, Will and Gabi come home. Seeing that they have the apartment all to themselves, Gabi makes a move on Will. He awkwardly dodges her advances. Soon after, they discover Sami’s pregnancy tests that read positive and assume she is pregnant. Will reacts to the idea of having another brother or sister right as Sami and Rafe arrive home still somber about their news. Gabi congratulates her brother on the baby she thinks is on the way. Rafe tells them it was a false alarm, but leaves out the news about Sami, who is struggling to keep it together. Rafe sweeps her off to a carnival to cheer her up. Sonny breaks the news to Adrienne and Justin that he’s staying in Salem and transferring to Salem U. Then he tells happy Abigail and Chad and says he plans to start a Salem U website. He asks Chad to come on board. Chad says he’ll think about it. Chad is still ignoring Stefano’s efforts to bring him back to the family. Abigail explains how hard it’s been to adjust to her father, Jack, being out of her life.

Will and Gabi go to the pub, where “T” says he heard from Kinsey that they finally hooked up. Will and Gabi are angry. “T” says Kinsey’s a bitch for blowing him off and blames it on Sonny for making everybody think he’s gay. They tell him to get over it, everyone else has. Sonny walks up to them and “T” walks away, telling Sonny to go to hell. Sonny shares the news about transferring to Salem U and asks Will if he wants to team up with him on starting the Salem U website. Will has to think about it. Meanwhile, “T” hits on a coed. When she rejects him, he thinks it’s because she thinks he’s gay, but she says it’s because he’s a dirt bag. Bitter “T” exits. From outside, he watches Sonny and his friends, saying to himself that Sonny messed his life up and it’s not over. From one romantic outing to another, Jennifer reaffirms her commitment to Daniel, expressing how happy she is to be with him. Carly comes out of detox and her son, Nicholas, surprises her at the rehab center. She asks him to forgive her for taking his father away from him. Nicholas seeks forgiveness as well for abandoning her. Later, the rehab nurse explains to Nicholas the severity of his mother’s condition. Rafe does everything he can to keep Sami’s mind off her impending surgery. Sami believes God is punishing her for all her wrong deeds. Rafe consoles her, reassuring her that they’ll get through this together, dismissing the notion that karma is out to get her. The police receive a creepy note from the attacker, who makes clear that he’s seeking retribution against “evil women.” Roman puts the kibosh on Hope’s plans to go undercover as a prostitute. Later, Bo and Hope stake out the pier, just as the masked mystery man lurks in the background.

Taylor tells Quinn that Mandy said his name and that she covered for him. However, his secret will likely come out now that the police are broadening their investigation and going after pimps. Quinn accuses Taylor of stealing his tablet computer, but she assures him she’s not responsible. Both worry — what if it’s fallen into the wrong hands? Nicole, still wondering why Taylor is working at the police department, confronts her sister at work. Taylor claims she just needed a job. Nicole knows she’s lying and vows to find out the truth. Chloe blasts Kate, who admits that she set her up to become a prostitute. She tells Chloe she’ll never get Parker back. As Kate further antagonizes her, Chloe calms herself down; realizing Kate has never actually succeeded in her long-standing vendetta against her and this time won’t be any different. Later, Chloe confronts Quinn about Kate and tries to quit. Quinn tells her she can’t; in light of his missing computer, he’s the only one that can protect her. The missing tablet is returned to Quinn with R.I.P. carved into its case. Nicole overhears EJ conducting some underhanded business with Stefano. She gives him a hard time about his sad and lonely life. EJ comes back at her, saying she’ll never be happy with Brady. Bo and Hope question EJ in Nicole’s presence, in an attempt to identify the person running EJ’s old drug business. He claims not to know, offering to help in any other way. Later on, Kate accuses EJ of stopping one of her business transactions from going through. EJ denies the accusation.

Sami and Rafe go to the hospital together for her procedure. Rafe tries to assuage her fears. While Sami is prepped and waiting, Roman finds out she’s there. Sami and Roman share a warm father/daughter moment, then he is called away on police business. Rafe stays with Sami, and she draws strength from him. Roman assures the prostitute who was attacked, Mandy, that he wants to help her. He texts Bo and Hope, who have been having a romantic morning together in bed, to join him at the hospital. They arrive to Roman who tells them he thinks Mandy is close to opening up but might feel more comfortable talking to a woman. Hope is sincere with Mandy when she tells her she understands what she’s been through and really wants to help. Later, Hope finds Bo and Roman and tells them Mandy is ready to talk, just as Taylor arrives to overhear. Nicole confronts Taylor with a mug shot of her she found online. When Taylor brushes it off, Nicole threatens to show it to Roman. Taylor claims she was arrested for a human rights demonstration in grad school. Nicole isn’t buying it and asserts she won’t stop until she gets the truth. Taylor realizes Nicole is going after her because she stole EJ. Taylor offers the apology she never gave and tells Nicole to move on. The moment is interrupted when Taylor gets a call from Bo to come to the hospital. EJ accuses Kate of lying to him, revealing he knows her plan to restart Countess Wilhelmina Cosmetics. He reminds her of his power in the DiMera family. She attempts to belittle his power play but to no avail. EJ responds with even more strength and intimidation. He lets Kate know he’s in charge of everything DiMera now. Kate is impressed and welcomes him back. His father would be proud.

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Loved Days last week. Think it was one of the better weeks and one I did little or even no fastforwarding on certain days. Absolutely loved the gorgeousness of Bo and Hope and their cute love making, breakfast scene. They looked really happy and it’s been a long time coming. Clearly part of the new writing, very cute. Hope we see more of these cute, happy little scenes.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Craig Reveals to Chloe He’s In Love With Another Man

Looks like it’s the end of the line for “Crancy”.  On Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives, once outside of the Brady Pub, Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) overhears Craig (Kevin Spirtas) talking to someone on the phone and calling them “sweetheart”.

This confuses Chloe all the more, when Craig just had professed there is no other woman in his life than his wife, Nancy (Patrika Darbo), even though Nancy came back to Salem knowing there is trouble brewing in her marriage.

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Craig admits to Chloe, who accuses him of cheating on her mother, that he is indeed cheating on her, but not with another woman, but a man.

Chloe is gut-wrenched and starts to cry and asks Craig … if he is gay? Craig owns up to that he is attracted to men, so if that makes him gay, then he’s gay.  He also adds that he loves Nancy very much.

Next, Chloe wants Craig to end things with the guy and Craig refuses, saying that he and the other man share a great connection and chemistry, something that he’s never felt before and … wait for it … that he is in love with him.

A teary-eyed Craig swears he never meant to hurt Nancy.  Next, Nancy comes upon the scene and announces to Craig that they are staying in Salem, while Chloe tells Craig he needs to come clean with her mom.

So, what did you think about the story turn for the character; where Craig is now in love with another man? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: What Did You Think of the Life-Sized Duke and Ava Scene?

Okurrrr! On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the long-running NBC soap opera served up a scene in which Ava (Tamara Braun) wakes up in bed and sees a life-sized Duke doll come to life in the doorway.

If you recall, Ava ripped the small-sized stuffed-animal, Duke to shreds, previously, with a scissor in a fit of rage as she appears to be losing her grip!

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In this scene, Duke returns with pair of scissors in his hand and says he’s there for payback. Ava screams out. Next, she grabs a nail file to defend herself and tries to run, but Duke grabs her.

What does Ava do next? She bites Duke. He tells her that she’ll pay for that.  Next, we see a startled Ava in bed as Rafe (Galen Gering) appears at the doorway with coffee… and wait for it … a bear claw!

As Rafe informs Ava of the accusations against him at work, she asks if he thinks she is engineering this, considering he accused her of dismembering Duke?  Rafe says he believes she is not responsible for any of this. Oh, Rafe!

So, what did you think of the scene when you watched it between larger-than-life stuffed-animal-come-to-life Duke and Ava?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena’s Exorcism Brings a United Front to Rid Satan

In a great episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it the return of Greg Vaughan as “Father” Eric Brady to exorcize the devil out of Marlena (Deidre Hall) for the second time in her lifetime, but it was not easy.

First, in the bedroom, Sami (Alison Sweeney) finds Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) almost untying the MarDevil, after Satan threatens him with revealing he was the one who kidnapped Sami and even tells Sami, that Lucas has been lying to her! Lucas worms his way out of the situation saying that he has been lying about his feelings for Sami.

Meanwhile, an overwrought John (Drake Hogestyn) is so happy to see Eric in his mother’s time of need.  When Eric takes off his coat, he reveals that he is once again a man of the cloth – priest collar and all.  Eric fills John in that it was actually Nicole (Arianne Zucker) who made him come to the realization that he wanted to serve God again, when she told him that ‘collar or no collar, he has never changed.”

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Next, Eric meets the MarDevil and tells John to leave him alone with Satan.  MarDevil spews that Eric is an arrogant little man and that he will die.  Now the MarDevil questions how his parishioners who saw the videotape of him having sex with Kristen – although Eric reminds Satan he was drugged – would welcome him as a priest?  Next thing you know, MarDevil shows the infamous sex tape on a laptop! Then, Satan said she thought his true calling was working in “adult entertainment” not for God.

Going for the jugular, MarDevil morphs into OG Kristen (Eileen Davidson) and she is tied to the bed, cooing for Eric, for another roll in the hay.  Eric becomes drawn in and if it were not for Brady (Eric Martsolf) walking in on the scene, urging his brother to resist the devil’s tricks, who knows where this would have led!  But Eric does resist, and MarDevil returns, saying that the fallen priest and his boozy brother are no match for her!

Now that the family is all congregating in the living room not only has Brady arrived, but so too has Belle (Martha Madison), Allie (Lindsay Arnold), and Johnny (Carson Boatman).  Eric explains that they all need to band together to perform an exorcism on Marlena and rid the devil from her.  Lucas exits deciding it should be for immediate family only, and he is already concerned that Satan knows he kidnapped Sami.

In the bedroom, Marlena’s family surrounds the bed as Eric begins the exorcism.  The family prays as Eric asks everyone to join hands and say the Lord’s Prayer.  As they begin the prayer, wind begins to blow and the bed goes up and down as MarDevil is defiant that Marlena will never return.  When the bed settles down, everyone thinks it’s over, but MarDevil surprises everyone and still has a grip on Marlena.

MarDevil then verbally attacks Belle and reminds her that she was the first one to give up on Marlena when she was in a coma and how she cheats on the men in her life calling her a “cheap slut”.  That is followed in kind when MarDevil goes after Sami and calls her a “professional slut”.

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Eric insist the family talk directly to Marlena.  They all become a united front as MarDevil is struggling to maintain control.  Then, in a fantastic series of flashbacks, we see Marlena’s memories coming through of each of her family members – and of course, best one ever, of all-time, is John and Marlena reuniting on the pier.

You then hear MarDevil let out a scream “No!” and then she passes out.  After everything is once again still in the room. John sits next to Marlena and calls her “Doc”.  She wakes up, saved!  It’s the Marlena everyone knows and loves!  She is saved on Christmas.   We fade to black.

What did you think of Marlena’s exorcism 2.0 and the episode? Let us know in the comment section below.  But first, check out this tweet of the flashback memories contained with the episode as Marlena fights the devil!

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