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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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Who is DAYS Gwen Really? What is Her Vendetta Against Abigail All About?

We have a new psycho in Salem, and she is played to perfection by Emily O’Brien who has been bringing her brand of quirky evil to the NBC soap opera as Gwen.  Soap fans, of course, remember her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless from 2006-2011.

Ron Carlivati and his DAYS writing team certainly have some tricks up their sleeve where Gwen is concerned as viewers recently found out she was behind slipping Abigail (Marci Miller) the drug months ago causing her hallucinations.

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But Gwen is even much darker than we think, when several key clues and moments were revealed on Friday’s episode of DAYS when she went to visit her conspirator in prison, Dr. Rolf (William Utay).

During the exchange, we learn Gwen has been getting the mind-altering drug from one of Dr. Rolf’s concoctions.  She reveals to him that their plan has hit the proverbial snag.  The drug did not dismantle Abigail as she had hoped.  We also learn while she was in the mental institution – Bayview – that is how she tracked Rolf down by researching the drug he had created.

And it appears, Rolf hates Abigail too, citing he always saw her as  thorn in Stefano’s side.  It is then Gwen says he wants another dose of the drug to “melt Abby’s brain!”  Rolf says without anyone else to take the fall for it, he can’t come up with it.

He suggests to her to alter her plan and to instead destroy Abigail’s life piece by piece … and go for the long game instead of the short term – take everything that is near and dear from her including her husband, children, home, everything.

But, what does come to light is that even Dr. Rolf does not know why Gwen wants to destroy Abigail.  That is when Gwen shares she has very good reason to hate Abigail, and he, along with everyone else, will find out why when the time is right.

So, what are your theories?  Who is Gwen?  Is she a character with plastic surgery?  Could she be a sister no one knew Abigail had?  A former mental patient who Abby knew when she was getting help a few years back? And what is her gripe with Abigail all about?  Comment below!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sonny and Will Say Their Final Goodbyes and Leave Salem

Not a happy day for fans of Days of our Lives’ WilSon.  Although it has been known now for over seven months that Daytime Emmy-winners, Chandler Massey (Will) and Freddie Smith (Sonny) were let-go from the long-running NBC soap opera, it still was hard to watch them have their final scenes on Tuesday’s episode.

As was in the dialogue, the writers and the show left the door open for a Sonny and Will return down the line when Sonny uttered: “Goodbye Salem, for now.” And, as is with most DAYS characters, they seem to somehow return at one time or another.  But still, it looks like the soap has made the decision to rest the characters.

Before their final exit, Sonny and Will had a visit with Sami (Alison Sweeney) to tell her they are moving to Arizona. Sami is up to her eyeballs in trouble with the custody hearing for Allie’s baby versus Nicole (Arianne Zucker).  Will tells his mother he wants her blessing before they go, and that he already received a blessing from Marlena (Deidre Hall).

An emotional Sami tells Will how sorry she is for all the things she has done, and the mistakes she had made when she was younger and along the way that impacted him.  In tears, Will says he is going to miss her, and the two of then share a hug,

After Sami leaves to head to the custody hearing, Will and Sonny look at Allie’s baby and the two talk about how things worked out for the best; even though Allie did not ultimately let them adopt her child.  The two realize they are about to give their daughter, Ari, a new life and Will thinks another baby and a dog might be in their future, too!

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Later, it’s time for one last look at Horton Town Square, and Sonny and Will remember their love from the beginning in a short flashback with a few moments of how they came together.

Will says it’s a tradition for when a Horton leaves Salem to visit the dedication to Tom and Alice in the ‘Square’.  Finally, it’s time for Sonny and Will to say goodbye to Salem for now as they walk out together..

So, what did you think of the final episode of Chandler and Freddie’s? Did you want more time spent on WilSon’s history in the flashback montage? Are you sad to see them go? Comment below.

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DAYS Rob Scott Wilson Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

If you think you were emotionally drained watching Ben Weston battle himself for control – think of how draining it must have been for Ben’s portrayer, actor Rob Scott Wilson, or for the character of Ben himself!

Well, in the final three episodes last week on Days of our Lives, Rob Scott Wilson once again showed why he is in complete command of this complex character – a former serial killer who has fought so hard to redeem himself, married the love of his life, Ciara (Vicroria Konefal), only to have it all almost wiped out by a heinous plot by Eve Donovan (Kassie DePaiva).

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Eve used drugs and torture techniques to try to drive Ben to kill Ciara as payback for him murdering her daughter, Paige (True O’Brien).  Weston was supported by some very fine scene partners in his performances: the aforementioned DePaiva, Konefal, and Kristian Alfonso (Hope); but it was Rob who drove the scenes and had the meatiest of material to play and boy, did he deliver.

Would Ben strangle his beloved Ciara with a necktie like his other previous victims? Wilson went from one minute being programmed to kill her, to another minute realizing he is in trouble … and so is Ciara’s life – so he tells her to lock the door of the bathroom and to not let him in! Although, as we saw, he eventually lost control and broke through the door and went to turn the lock reaching his hand from the outside to the inside. (Horror film moment!)

Later, when we see Ben crumpled on the floor in tears, Hope finds him, but her daughter is missing and Ben can’t recall what happened to her.  Fearing at first she killed Ciara, Hope is besides herself, and so is Ben.

From beat to beat, from turn to turn, Wilson was terrifying and heartbreaking all at the same time.  And with that, Michael Fairman TV names Rob Scott Wilson our choice for the Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Rob’s performance? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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