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DAYS Recap – Aug 9 – Aug 13th

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Bo supports Hope, who has a hard time facing what she’s done. She apologizes to Justin, who is stunned to learn Hope is the one who attacked him. Carly is horrified to find out how troubled Hope has been. Both Carly and Bo blame themselves for her mental break. Carly understands when Bo says he needs to be there for Hope and Ciara. Melanie assures Carly that she’s a good person, but her sense of guilt increases. Later, Hope is booked as devastated Bo looks on. Doug and Julie learn what Hope has done and wonder whether they’ll ever get their daughter back. Roman informs Sami that Dr. Baker is not dead; he is in jail. Meanwhile, EJ comes to give Baker a piece of his mind. Baker tells both EJ and Sami some hard truths, which ironically serve to further bond the couple. Roman is deeply disturbed by the knowledge that Sami considered EJ’s marriage proposal. Little does he know, Sami is still thinking about it… Brady goes to the Pub and drinks alone. Arianna finds him and tries to stop him. Brady assures that he knows what he’s doing. Arianna realizes that Nicole and Brady hooked up and broke up, and she’s angry. Brady tells her that Hope is the mugger, and Arianna’s going to go free. Shocked, Arianna leaves for the police station, where she prepares to confront Hope. Melanie is there for Brady as a friend. After his talk with Hope, Justin shows up for a drink and he and Brady discuss what Hope did to them. Brady resolves to move forward. Later, Justin makes a mysterious call.  Sami accepts EJ’s marriage proposal, but is unable to tell Rafe. She does, however break the news to Will. And Rafe overhears EJ tell Stefano he’s proposed to Sami and she’s said yes. Arianna confronts Hope for framing her for the muggings. Hope apologizes but truly doesn’t remember doing so. Arianna isn’t sure whether Hope is telling the truth, and tells her she wants her to rot in jail. Arianna then runs into EJ, who tries to comfort her. Arianna realizes EJ’s life is on the right path and is happy for him. Later, Arianna admits to Gabi that she’s not sure she can ever forgive Hope for her actions. Hope, meanwhile, breaks down in Doug’s arms, hating herself for hurting him and so many others. Doug comforts her, and says she’ll always be his princess.  Chad asks Stefano questions about his mom’s past and Stefano leaves. Will invites Chad to work on his DiMera Enterprises project. He tells Stefano and he is forced to admit Madeline once betrayed him and he fears Chad, like his mother, can’t be trusted. Kate overhears D.A. Woods telling Chad he’s not paying for college and he wants him out of the house. He blames Chad for Madeline’s death. Kate comforts Chad, who nicely rejects her help, saying she doesn’t owe him anything. Kate, to herself, says how wrong he is.

Victor visits Bo and tries to comfort him. Bo admits Hope’s attacks are a result of her anger towards him. Maggie shows up and tells Victor they need to help Hope. Victor agrees and Maggie asks him to take a walk. After their walk, Maggie thanks Victor for being her friend. Brady and Vivian cross. She gives him a hard time about Arianna, and he calls her out. She should worry about her own situation – with Victor. Later, Vivian finds Victor with Maggie. Upset, she vows to put an end to Maggie Horton. Abe goes to see Hope and she apologizes for hurting him. Abe forgives her and wants to help her. She’s worried about her family and her kids. How will her children react when they realize she tried to kill their father? Lexie arrives and offers comfort. She promises to help with Ciara. EJ arrives and confronts Hope. Bo hears this and throws him out. Bo follows EJ to the mansion. He says if anything happens to Hope…if there is any sort of retaliation against her … he will kill EJ.  Brady visits and Hope senses he is here to get his punches in. Surprisingly, Brady somewhat forgives Hope for what she did and prays she gets help.  Sami confides in Will that she’s accepted EJ’s proposal. Meanwhile, Rafe has overheard EJ telling his father about Sami and he leaves to work off some steam. Will takes his mom to task, but ultimately wants her to be happy. Rafe runs into Sami and wishes her the best. Sami, thrown, follows him to the FBI locker room. He says she’s crazy to marry EJ. Sami protests, but Rafe gives her something to think about – by kissing her.  Chloe calls Philip to tell him about the prenatal paternity test.

Stephanie witnesses and misunderstands Melanie giving Nathan a platonic hug to comfort him about Hope. Reeling, she tells Adrienne. She decides Philip is keeping a secret that has something to do with Chloe and could destroy his marriage. This would jeopardize Stephanie and Nathan’s future. She runs into Chloe and Philip discussing whether or not Philip is the father of her baby. They cover. Later, Stephanie pumps Philip for information, but he doesn’t give her anything. She then tries to get info from Daniel under an insurance ruse. She learns Chloe’s story about getting Daniel’s wedding present from the hospital the night of her elevator accident. This conflicts with Philip’s story of getting the watch from Chloe’s apartment the next morning. Desperate, Stephanie lets herself into Chloe and Daniel’s apartment to look around and gets a call from Caroline. At the same time, Chloe and Daniel arrive home, about to go inside and catch Stephanie.

As Sami and Rafe kiss, things heat up between them until Sami asks how Rafe found out she was marrying EJ. They find themselves at odds again, and Sami leaves, angrily believing that EJ spilled the beans to Rafe. She confronts EJ, but he insists he didn’t tell. He understands how hard it is for her to get over Rafe, because he’s never given up on her. He asks her if they’re on or off, and Sami tells him, they’re on! Nicole, having hit rock bottom, turns to Chloe, but she is too busy with her own problems. Nicole finds Rafe drinking alone at the Cheatin’ Heart. She asks if he wants somebody to cry into his beer with, and they share a toast – to the future, whatever that might bring. Philip and Melanie have a romantic reunion after his business trip.  Adrienne tells Justin she knows how he feels concerning Hope breaking his heart, because she feels the same way about him.  Caroline continues to give Maggie a hard time about Victor. Stephanie hides when Chloe and Daniel enter their apartment. She learns Chloe is pregnant. Daniel leaves for the ER and Chloe calls Philip, asking him to come by. Stephanie overhears that Philip and Chloe made love and that he might be the father of her child! She also learns of the paternity test Chloe took at St. Mary’s under an assumed name and that she will get the results the next day. Philip fears that if the child is his, Melanie will go running back to Nathan. He and Chloe leave. Philip says if he is the baby’s dad, he will make sure this child doesn’t suffer. Meanwhile, Melanie tells Daniel about her job interview at St. Mary’s. Daniel looks forward to celebrating Chloe’s birthday. Shaken, Stephanie goes to St. Mary’s to see if she can get the results of the paternity test. As she starts to access the computer, Melanie catches her!

Victor sees Brady drinking and realizes that it’s because of Nicole. Victor is unhappy and warns Brady to stay away from her. Meanwhile, Nicole thinks Rafe is despondent over losing Sami to EJ, and she’s despondent over losing Brady. Rafe gets a call from FBI Agent Tim, who tells him that Nicole’s CD (from Fay) is back from the lab. Rafe tells Nicole that Brady likes honesty and then he leaves Ignoring Rafe’s advice, Nicole lies to Brady about where the money in her illegal account came from. Brady seems to buy her story and, hopeful, Nicole kisses him. Meanwhile, Rafe hears EJ on the CD and suspects that he was behind Sydney’s kidnapping. He needs more proof before he can expose him and is determined to get that proof from Nicole.  Sami tells EJ she wants to set a wedding date. Excited, EJ breaks the news to Stefano and Kate. Stefano tells Kate if they want to keep their grandchildren under the same roof then the two of them must do everything in their power to make sure Sami and EJ’s marriage is successful. Sami, meanwhile, tells EJ she’ll never forget he brought Sydney home to her, thus making them a family.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Alex, Chanel and Allie Have a Three-Way

On Monday’s Days of our Lives, the long-running soap opera included in story, its first ever threesome. DAYS, which has been streaming on Peacock since the middle of September, teased the ménage à trois a bit ago when Rob Scott Wilson’s new character of Alex Kiriakis hit Salem and was a bit of a ‘player’.  At one point during a conversation, Alex hit on Chanel (Raven Bowens) and Allie (Lindsay Arnold) and put into their minds the notion of having a threesome with him.

Meanwhile, Allie and Chanel have had their own past complicated relationships with men, and now with each other.  Feeling that their relationship has hit a bump in the road, the young women decide a three-way might be just the spark needed to ignite their love and passion for one another.

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Eventually, the two invite Alex over for a drink, making small-talk and trying to get to the reason they invited him over in the first place. After fumbling around to get to the true reason, Allie reveals they want to take him up on his offer. Alex is confused, until Chanel uses the word “threesome” to which Alex spits out his drink.

Allie then admits the three-way was her idea, and Chanel agreed to it, as it’s an adventure they could share together. They go on to say they chose Alex because they wanted someone who would have no emotional ties to them afterward.  Alex, also has a bit of truth of his own to share. He says, in reality, he has only experienced a three-way, twice before.

After trying to figure out how to start the sexual encounter, Alex kisses Chanel, then Allie and the three adjourn to the bedroom,  DAYS then delivers a montage of shots representing the sex between the three.

In the end, Alex is winded and dehydrated and goes to get some water, while Chanel and Allie check in with each other and say that the experience was more than alright and recommit to each other.

Fans of the series have been commenting on social media since yesterday. Also, to note, DAYS tapes month ahead, so this story point was already completed before the move to Peacock.  It should also be noted that Rob Scott Wilson also appeared in another soap first, when on Prospect Park’s All My Children, his character of Pete Cortlandt (Wilson) received oral sex from Colby (Brooke Newton).

So, what did you think about how the Salem threesome between Alex, Chanel and Allie was portrayed? Comment below.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Let’s just start this by saying if you missed last Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives on Peacock, you missed beautifully touching and effective performances by both Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and Marci Miller (ex-Abigail).

Leading up to it, Chad had a gut-wrenching week.  He figured out that Clyde (James Read) was the culprit that murdered his wife and later confronted him.  That led to key scenes where Chad confronts Clyde at Abigail’s gravesite and wants to hear all the gory details of how Clyde stabbed his wife, and then learned how the criminal covered his tracks, went after Sonny (Zach Tinker) and stabbed him, and framed Leo (Greg Rikaart) for the crimes.

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Throughout the reveal, Billy Flynn played all of Chad’s pain and horror, while holding a gun at Clyde baiting him on – problem was Clyde is so despicable he had no problem telling Chad the grisly truth.  During a struggle for the gun with Chad, it is EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) who saves the day and shoots Clyde.  The two brothers bond over their shared disdain for Clyde.

Later at the Salem PD, EJ apologizes to Chad for bringing Clyde into their lives and for what happened to Abigail.  Chad takes it in but does not explode, rather appreciates his brother for saving his life.

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However, the emotional rollercoaster that Chad went through, and the audience, in the expert hands of Flynn, was nothing compared to the heartbreaking scenes where Abigail visits Chad at her gravesite, now that he solved the murder mystery.

Abigail is proud that Chad found her killer and tells him that she wants him to love again and that it’s OK to move on.  She knows he will always love her, and she will always love him.  Then, when Abigail asks Chad to tell her what traits their children, Thomas and Charlotte, possess that remind him of Abigail, it was very tender and not overplayed.  When it was time for their final goodbyes, both Flynn and Miller reminded us all why #Chabby was one of the best duos in DAYS history.

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In the end, it was Billy Flynn who carried the ball all the way to the end zone and scored a touchdown in the conclusion of Chad and Abigail’s love story.  It is always a nice to see when DAYS decides to write for and feature material which plays to Flynn’s strengths, and this did.

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So, for all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Billy Flynn’s work as the Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of the Chad and Abigail goodbye scenes at her gravesite? What did you think of Billy’s performance and the reveal that Clyde Weston was Abigail’s murderer? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.  But first, check out our latest conversation with Billy, and his DAYS co-stars Greg Rikaart and Mary Beth Evans now on the Michael Fairman Channel below, where Billy discusses taping the pivotal scenes and more.

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’s’ Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso Deliver the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when beloved and iconic Days of our Lives’ couple, Bo and Hope, reunited in heaven on the Peacock streaming series Beyond Salem Chapter Two. The five-episode limited series brought back Peter Reckell in his role of Bo, Kristian Alfonso as Hope, and even Scott Shilstone as Zack, plus Andrew Masset as Larry Welch!

Decades later, bottom line: Reckell and Alfonso still create on-screen magic as the couple known as ‘Bope’.  In story, when Hope is shot, she lands in heaven where she meets up with the great love of her life, Bo.  While together, they come to realize their reunion is limited as Hope needs to return to the living which makes the whole thing even more hankie-inducing.  Sprinkle in their dance (choreographed by Dancing with the Stars pro, Alan Bersten) to Bo and Hope’s signature song, “Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You”, and longtime fans of the couple are eating it up.

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Later, in heartbreaking scenes, Hope is reunited with her grown-up deceased son, Zack.  As with Bo, Hope must leave her son behind again, but Bo and Zack tell Hope they will all be together someday.

Individually, there were also some very strong performances from both Reckell and Alfonso.  Bo struggled to watch on the live feed what was happening to his ‘Fancy Face’ at the hands of Harris Michaels (Steve Burton) back on earth, and his devilish meeting with judge and juror, Larry Welch was a surprise.  Alfonso shared tender and confrontational scenes with her on-screen daughter, Victoria Konefal that were extremely poignant and well-played.

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For all of these reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Peter and Kristian’s work, The Power Performance of the Week.

Additionally, major kudos go to the Beyond Salem writing team for hitting the right notes that brought out the best in Peter and Kristian … and how about that ending? Will Bo be completely resurrected from his cryogenic state?  From a tweet from Reckell over the weekend, it looks like there could be more Beyond Salem in his future.

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Peter expressed:Thanks 2 everybody who joined us for Beyond Salem 2 ! We had so much fun preparing this for you and we’re happy you were able to come along for the ride! With any luck, this is just the beginning of an amazing adventure. I love reading all the comments, there is so much history.”

So, do you agree with our picks of Peter and Kristian as the ‘Power Performance of the Week’? What did you think of their scenes throughout ‘Beyond Salem”? Comment below.

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