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DAYS Recap – Dec 28 – Jan 1st

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After meeting with Gus, Vivian tells Victor that Carly delivered a baby, years ago, in a Swiss hospital. They contemplate who the father is, and where the child is now.  Hope tells Justin she’s ready to move on from Bo. She needs Justin to help her do it. Justin misunderstands and believes she shares his same feelings. Hope, however, asks him to be her lawyer, and serve Bo with separation papers. Justin refuses, but Hope pushes him to tell her why. Justin finally admits that it’s because he’s in love with her. Stunned, Hope doesn’t know how to respond, and Justin tells her that if she’s still in love with Bo, she must fight for her marriage. Bo confronts Carly about avoiding him. She’s angry with herself because she professed her love to Bo knowing that he doesn’t feel the same. Suddenly, Bo receives a call and becomes alarmed. He reveals to Carly that one of his sources found out someone was asking questions at the Swiss hospital where she had her daughter. Panicked, Carly is sure it’s Vivian, and becomes worried that she will try to finish what Lawrence sought out to do – kill her daughter. Caught up in the emotion, Bo and Carly kiss just as Hope arrives to witness.  Philip breaks the news to Stephanie that he’s marrying Melanie. Thinking about her relationship with Nathan, Stephanie couldn’t be happier for him. Meanwhile, Kate and Vivian descend on Melanie to make extravagant wedding plans, but it doesn’t go well. Gus calls Vivian with important news about Carly. Vivian quickly leaves. Nathan shows up at Maggie’s house, and Kate sees the sparks between him Melanie and later tells Philip, who accuses her of trying to stir up trouble. At the same time, Nathan asks Melanie if she’s rushing into things with Philip and a torn Melanie snaps at him to mind his own business. Sami discovers the note sent by the kidnapper. After yelling at EJ for not telling her sooner, Sami wants to tell Rafe. EJ argues that no one is supposed to know, especially not Rafe. At the same time, Rafe tells Arianna that he’s going crazy trying to find leads on Sydney’s whereabouts. He goes to the DiMera mansion to find EJ and Sami arguing. Sami almost tells him about the ransom note, but Rafe receives a call about a lead. While Rafe takes the call in another room, EJ advises Sami not to tell Rafe, but she can do what she wants. Chloe confronts Brady about hearing from Daniel that Arianna is a drug dealer. Brady convinces her that what Daniel heard about Arianna is only a false rumor, Brady confronts Victor for spreading Arianna’s secret. Victor rebuffs Brady and predicts a hard end for Arianna. Troy meets with EJ and realizes that his phone is gone, just as Arianna finds it. Hope sees Bo and Carly kissing. Deeply hurt, she decides to interrupt them and confronts Bo. Bo and Hope have it out about their marriage and Carly. Hope makes it clear that she thinks that Bo, Carly and her secret can go to hell. Hope returns to the Kiriakis mansion and overhears Vivian talking to Victor about Carly’s secret while a shaken Carly returns to Bo.

Just after Melanie rebuked Nathan for suggesting that things are going too fast with her and Philip, Philip comes upon their tense interaction. Nathan leaves and Philip follows him to makes things clear. Nathan is strong, but Philip’s words seem to truly end thoughts of Nathan and Melanie being together. Meanwhile, Melanie insists to Maggie that she knows what she is doing regarding being with Philip, but has a hard time convincing even herself. Later, Lexie urges Nathan to make his feelings clear to Melanie while Philip proposes to Melanie that they elope. Troy meets with Arianna and is pleasant with her, but, he privately plans on taking her out. Carly can’t deal with her feelings for him. Given that Vivian might have found out she has a secret child, Carly decides that she will stay away from her daughter until Vivian is neutralized. Bo reminds Carly she’s not alone.  Hope overhears Vivian tell Victor that she knows part of Carly’s secret. Justin’s arrival prevents Vivian from saying more. Vivian invites Hope and Justin to join her and Victor on their trip to celebrate New Year’s Eve, but both turn her down. Alone, Hope tells Justin about what she overheard and about seeing Bo and Carly kissing. However, she decides to protect Carly from Vivian. Justin gives her an idea on how to do that. In the meantime, Vivian tells Victor that once she discovers the identity of Carly’s child, she plans to take that child away from Carly… permanently.  Sami is about to tell Rafe about the note from Sydney’s kidnapper when he receives a call from his FBI contact. This leads him to explain to her what the Feds would do if they received a ransom note. Sami believes that FBI involvement would not necessarily protect Sydney and she decides not to tell him about the note. She explains this to EJ, who’s relieved, although Sami herself is still torn about her decision. Meanwhile, Anna is keeping tabs on Sami, and makes sure that neither the Feds, nor the cops, will be called.

Hope and Justin implement their plan to search Vivian’s room while she and Victor are away in Chicago. Meanwhile, Carly briefly tells Daniel the truth about Lawrence. While Daniel tries to get the whole story out of her at the Java Café, Vivian and Victor stop by. After Carly leaves, Daniel tells Victor to lay off of her. After they exit, Vivian and Victor go over her plan to find Carly’s illegitimate child. Victor, feeling bad about his encounter with Daniel, decides to call off the trip to Chicago. At the Kiriakis mansion, Hope and Justin find a Chinese puzzle box in which Vivian hid the incriminating papers. They try to open it, but they hear Vivian and Victor’s voices at the door. After they enter, Vivian and Victor are shocked to find Hope and Justin locked in a passionate kiss. Philip convinces Melanie to elope with him to Las Vegas – that night! In the meantime, Daniel encourages Nathan to tell Melanie how he feels. Nathan decides to go to Melanie, but runs into Philip on his way. He learns that Philip and Melanie are eloping to Vegas. Nathan says he won’t allow Melanie to marry Philip and they get into a fist fight. At the same time, Stephanie drops something off to Maggie and learns about the elopement from Melanie. Stephanie says she’s happy for Melanie. She warns Melanie better be faithful to Philip and not come in between her and Nathan. Melanie and Stephanie then wonder where the guys are and get a call. Philip and Nathan are locked in a holding cell…together. Daniel and Chloe share a romantic New Year’s Eve.

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Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section below.   

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Greg Vaughan Shares Heartfelt Message On His Days Exit: “It’s With Love, Laughter & Tears Of Joy I Leave You.”

It’s been a rough few weeks for Days of our Lives fans with announcements and news of several key departures of the long-running NBC soap opera.  One of which was its Daytime Emmy-winning star, Greg Vaughan (Eric) revealing during an episode of GH’s Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson’s podcast, That’s Awesome that he was wrapped up his time at DAYS.

Now in a follow-up on Sunday, in his own words, Vaughan took to his Instagram account to share this emotions and thoughts on his departure he has called home since taking over the role of Eric Brady back in 2012.

Greg expressed: “It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU”

No final airdate has been given as to when Vaughan’s last episode will air, but as fans know DAYS has episodes in the bank till October.

Vaughan had been begun filming new episodes of the new season of OWN’s Queen Sugar, when production shutdown due to COVID-19,

So, what did you think of Greg’s message to the cast, crew, producers and fans of Days of our Lives? Will you miss him as Eric? Comment below.

 

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It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU ❤️ 🙏🏻 ❤️

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Victoria Konefal Confirms Her Exit From Days of our Lives

As the rumors circulated they were today proven true.  Victoria Konefal (Ciara) has left Days of our Lives as a full-time cast member with the long-running NBC soap opera.

In a statement to Deadline, Konefal shared: “I cherish every moment I have spent working on Days of Our Lives. It is an honor and a privilege to work in an environment filled with so much talent and passion in every direction. The experience and knowledge I’ve accumulated over the past three years is irreplaceable, and I’m forever grateful for it. I would love the opportunity to continue working with my castmates in the future, but at this time I will not be returning as a full-time cast member. To the cast and crew, it was an absolute pleasure working with you. To the loving and unwaveringly supportive fans, thank you. Thank you for joining me on my journey of finding Ciara Brady. It was a beautiful one. Cheers to some of the best days of my life.”

However with that statement, it does appear Konefal has left the door open for her to return as Ciara in a guest-star type of appearance or in a arc of a storyline- time will tell just how that pans out.

Konefal joined the show as the new Ciara Brady back in 2017, and became popular as part of the tortured duo known as “Cin’ along with Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) who’s on-screen nuptials aired this week on the show.

Since Days taped so far ahead of air before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and has episodes through Mid-October in the can, it would appear Konefal would make her on-screen exit during that time, since she will not be returning to the series, when it begins production again, which is projected to start on September 1st.

Konefal joins the list of departures since the beginning of this year which now include: Casey Moss, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith, Galen Gering, Greg Vaughan and Kristian Alfonso.

So, sad to see Victotia exit as Ciara? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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