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DAYS Recap – Aug 23 – Aug 27th

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Roman interrupts Sami and EJ’s wedding and throws the cuffs on his daughter. All are in shock as Roman explains he’s determined to stop this wedding any way he can. Sami finally convinces Roman to stay for the ceremony, which resumes with an exchange of touching personal vows. Meanwhile, Rafe is methodically building a case against EJ, unaware he’s marrying Sami at that very moment. Rafe offers Nicole FBI protection, but she flees custody. Later, Rafe learns from Gabi that Sami and EJ’s wedding is in progress, and he bursts in before they can be pronounced man and wife. Carly runs into a delay as she tries to get Chloe’s paternity results at St. Mary’s. At the same time, Chloe’s birthday party continues. As tension mounts, edgy Philip leaves the party with Melanie. Daniel worries about fragile Chloe and assures her there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for her. Meanwhile, Stephanie is devastated to learn that Daniel is not the baby’s father. Scared at the thought of losing Nathan to Melanie over this, she finally realizes that there’s one way to make this best for everyone. She asks Ian to change the paternity results. He balks, but ultimately agrees. However, he realizes someone else has beaten him to it. Earlier, it’s shown that Melanie, Daniel, Philip, Chloe and Carly each potentially had the opportunity to change the results. Rafe interrupts Sami and EJ’s wedding. He demands to speak with Sami alone. Everyone thinks this is Rafe’s attempt to get Sami back. Sami angrily tells Rafe she saw him with Nicole. He explains this isn’t about him – it’s about Sydney. If Sami ever loved him, she’ll listen to what he has to say. Sami agrees but insists EJ be a part of their conversation. The guests leave and Rafe confronts EJ. He says that he has proof of what EJ did. Stephanie is troubled that someone changed Chloe’s paternity test results. Nathan comes home and is suspicious of Ian, who quickly leaves. Nathan and Stephanie are both distracted, but make love. Stephanie decides not to tell Nathan about the changed test results. Carly tells Chloe that Daniel is the father of her baby. Daniel walks in, and is surprised to see Carly, who explains she brought Chloe a gift for her birthday. Chloe is thrilled over the paternity news and touched by the gift, which twigs Daniel. She explains that Carly’s gift has made her realize how happy she is about this baby and now she’s ready to tell everyone the good news. Carly tells Daniel, making it sound like a medical case, that she did something that has a happy ending. She’s especially pleased Daniel can now raise a child. Meanwhile, both Melanie and Philip are upbeat over mysterious actions they took. They arrive at Daniel’s at Chloe’s request where she toasts them all for being so good to her. Any one of them could have changed the test result, including Nathan.

Rafe tells Sami that EJ was the one who had Sydney kidnapped. EJ calls Rafe a liar and tells Sami not to believe him. Rafe plays Nicole’s confession to overhearing EJ admit it. EJ says Sami can’t believe Nicole. And Sami doesn’t. She slaps Rafe for buying into Nicole’s lies. Then Rafe produces the CD of EJ’s actual admission. EJ tries to prevent him from playing it and almost comes to blows with Rafe. Sami tells Rafe to play it. Nicole comes to Brady out of fear for her life, believing EJ will kill her after he finds out that she blabbed to Rafe. She begs for Brady’s help. He rejects her outright. He tells her he’s nobody’s hero anymore and goes. Victor applauds him and reveals he’s the one who served her up to Rafe. Brady ends up drinking alone. Maggie sees him. Brady assumes she wants to quit being his sponsor, but Maggie won’t abandon him. At Dr. Baker’s trial, Baker baits Bo into attacking him, but Roman and Carly stop it. During a recess, Bo is left alone with Baker and blames him for what happened with Hope. Baker places the blame where it belongs – on Bo. Bo is affected by it, but gives an emotional testimony on behalf of Hope to put Baker away for his crimes. Everyone is shocked when it’s announced that Hope is the final witness in Baker’s trial. Vivian shows Victor a picture of the sarcophagus, presumably for Isabella. Maggie comes up on it, and learns of Vivian’s plans; she doesn’t realize they are for her. Later, Vivian is clear to Gus that she intends the sarcophagus not for Isabella, but for Maggie. Bo is shocked to see Hope at Dr. Baker’s trial. She testifies against Baker, but he has a change of heart and pleads guilty. He tells the judge the woman on the stand is not the woman he worked with. She’s a victim and if anyone is guilty, it’s Bo Brady. Carly sees how emotional Bo is over Hope. Bo thanks her for her support. Bo has a moment with Hope and he tells her that Baker is right. He is the guilty one in all of this. Bo fears for Hope as she goes to prison, but she says she will be okay. Later, at home, Bo and Carly take a nap. Bo hears Hope call out to him in a dream, saying, “save me.” Melanie is happy about Chloe’s pregnancy, and tells Maggie. Maggie thinks Melanie has it all now: a husband, mom, dad and sibling on the way. Pretty soon she’ll be moving out and won’t need Maggie. Melanie assures Maggie she’ll always need her. Maggie admits she’s thinking about going on an extended trip and Melanie says she’ll miss her. Later, Maggie runs into Carly and both are pleased that Chloe and Daniel are having a baby. Vivian is planning Maggie’s downfall. She tells Gus of her sarcophagus plans. He warns Madame to be careful – do not upset Victor. Vivian says he’ll never know. Later, Vivian drops by Maggie’s house. When Maggie leaves the room, Vivian finds her travel brochure and realizes this couldn’t be more perfect. She pockets some of Maggie’s personal stationary. Melanie nearly catches her, but she leaves and later, the sarcophagus arrives! Nicole knows that Rafe is confronting EJ and fears for her life. She runs into Kate and Stefano and sort of panics. She maneuvers her way out of it, but they realize she must be part of the reason Rafe showed up at the mansion and stopped the wedding. Stefano makes a call and it looks like Nicole is toast. Sami learns the truth about EJ stealing Sydney. After Rafe leaves with the disc, EJ admits it is true. He tries to defend his actions, but Sami tears into him. She tells him he will never see his kids again just as Stefano, Kate and the children return home. Rafe hands over the evidence to Roman. Roman warns EJ will put up a fight, but Rafe vows to be ready.

Stefano tries to stop Sami from leaving with his grandchildren, but Rafe returns and promises that EJ will go to jail. EJ says a painful goodbye to his kids, as Sami and Rafe take the children and leave. Stefano scolds EJ for letting Nicole best him. EJ plans to kill Nicole. Arianna shows up and gets him to realize that revenge against Nicole will not solve his problems. Later, EJ breaks down over his loss, and Arianna holds him. Meanwhile, Sami and Rafe take the kids to the Brady Pub. Sami expresses her sorrow and regret over her poor choices and her gratitude toward Rafe. He keeps his feelings close to the vest and says that he’ll leave to give her time with her family. Sami calls after him, asking him not to go. Kate is horrified when she realizes she may lose Will over Stefano and EJ’s secrets. Stefano assures her that will not happen. Chad says some kind words to Kate, and Stefano wonders what they’re talking about. Kate said Chad is the least of their concerns and decides to continue keeping her secret.  Chloe and Daniel share their happy pregnancy news with Victor. He warns that Daniel and Chloe’s bliss will be short-lived. Meanwhile, Nicole fears she’s being stalked, but she realizes the man in question is her FBI bodyguard. Once she learns that her bank accounts have been frozen, she decides she can’t stay at her apartment and asks Chloe if she can move into her place. Chloe, on the spot, is a good friend and says yes. Daniel comes home and is surprised to find they have a new roommate with an FBI bodyguard in tow.   The sarcophagus is delivered, and Vivian tells Victor her plans for “Isabella” are moving along nicely.

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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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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sami Tries to Splain Her Way Out of Her Affair with Lucas to EJ as Alison Sweeney Turns In Bravura Performance

On Monday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the first since the Tokyo Olympics took centerstage on NBC, provided plenty of fireworks, especially in key scenes between EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and Sami (Alison Sweeney).

When we left off, EJ was armed with a letter from Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) about Sami’s cheating ways with Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) which landed in his hands thanks to Nicole (Arianne Zucker) – who wants payback for Sami, after Sami destroyed her relationship with Eric (Greg Vaughan).

It all goes down when EJ opens a champagne bottle for him and Sami and begins with a toast to his wife who is “beautiful, strong, and also a ‘lying adulteress.”’ Game on!

While at first, she tried to deny it, EJ gets her to admit she had sex with Lucas. However, Sami begins to get herself into deeper hot water, when she insists it didn’t mean anything, but EJ firedback that it meant something to him.  Sami recalls how Lucas and her were locked in a wine cellar fearing they would die, which brought them together and that they only slept together one time.

But not so fast there, Sami! EJ pulls out the nail in Sami’s coffin, the letter from Kristen where she tells him that Sami was having sex with Lucas in her mother’s guest room.  After a failed attempt to defend herself, EJ gives her one last chance to come clean. She then admits she slept with Lucas twice, and how she had felt lonely and that she was fearing her marriage to EJ had fallen apart, and she even throws up to him, his affair with Abigail several years ago.

While reminding him they found a way to work through his cheating ways. EJ insists what happened with Abigail was different because they weren’t married at the time.

Later in the episode, Sami shows up at Nicole’s door loaded for bear. She says, as Rafe (Galen Gering) looks on, “Rafe, you better get out of here. The bitch and I need to talk.”

Throughout the episode, Alison Sweeney delivered as she always had in Sami’s meaty storyline moments. and reminds us all of why Sami is one of the all-time best characters in the history of soaps as played in Alison’s capable hands.

And as first reported by Soap Opera Digest, (in their latest issue on newsstands now) things take another turn this week when Sami is kidnapped, which will help facilitate Sweeney’s exit from the canvas for now as well.

So, what did you think of the showdown scenes between EJ and Sami? Comment below.

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