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DAYS Recap Dec 7-11th

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EJ demands Nicole tell him what happened to Sydney. Delirious Nicole says she isn’t sure. Sami lays into Nicole, too. She wants her to tell the truth. Nicole says she tried to call Sami and that’s when she was knocked out and ended up at the hospital. Later, EJ and Sami appeal to Brady to find out the truth. He talks to Nicole and she denies staging the incident to hide Sydney, begging him to believe her. Rafe and Stefano go toe-to-toe. Rafe criticizes Stefano for not taking responsibility for his devious actions in hiding Nicole’s secret. Stefano asserts he did if for his family’s sake. Rafe says that if he wants to help the situation at all, he can control EJ’s temper. Stefano warns Rafe he’s opened Pandora’s Box. Rafe doesn’t see how and later Stefano explains that by bringing the switch to light, Sami and EJ will get closer. Rafe is secure in his relationship and assures Stefano that he is doing it for Sami. Brady tells EJ and Sami that he thinks she’s telling the truth. Upset Sami wonders who took their baby and EJ glances over to Stefano. He accuses his father of taking Sydney. Stefano denies taking Sydney. He offers his services to help find Sydney, but EJ and Sami reject his offer.  Nicole escapes from the hospital in search of Sydney. Rafe finally tracks her down at the bus station and confronts her, thinking she’s on her way to go where she has Sydney hidden. Nicole pulls scissors on Rafe. He loses it with her, just as Brady comes up with Arianna. He pulls Rafe off of Nicole. Brady is surprised to find Arianna has come to Cleveland because of him. Arianna realizes Brady is addicted to Nicole.  Nicole expresses her love to Brady and continues to insist that she knows nothing about Sydney’s whereabouts. Brady and Arianna ultimately come to believe her. Rafe brings her back to the hospital to be checked out before she’s led off to jail. Fay is taken to jail for aiding and abetting Nicole’s escape, though it seems clear she was not involved in Sydney’s disappearance. Before she is taken to jail, Nicole makes it clear that she is very sorry and would rather Sydney were in Sami’s arms than wherever she is right now. Stefano emotionally opens up to Kate. He’s angry at the people who have used his granddaughter as a pawn. He vows to end it and that when he does, he will fight EJ and Sami to be part of Sydney’s life. He makes a mysterious phone call, concerning surveillance, and later, Sydney is spirited away by a mysterious figure. himself. Stefano and Kate are blown away over EJ’s accusation that Stefano is responsible for Sydney’s disappearance. Meanwhile, the mystery woman watching over Sydney talks to someone, but is it Stefano or someone else?

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Speaking on behalf of Mia and herself, Melanie tells Carly she can’t move in. Maggie apologizes to Carly, but she realizes her being at Maggie’s would be awkward for everyone. Hope runs into Mia and questions her about Carly. Mia admits she finds Carly strange and doesn’t trust her, which pleases Hope. Meanwhile, Carly, who doesn’t want to come between Bo and Hope, thinks she should tell Hope the truth: Carly came back to Salem for her daughter. Bo disagrees. He thinks she should keep the secret until they know she and her daughter are not in any danger from Vivian. Carly admits she pushed too hard with her daughter. Bo insists that Carly move back into his house, assuring her it’s the only safe place. Carly refuses.  Vivian has a run in with Kate, who thinks Vivian is going after Victor to get closer to Phillip. Gus brings Vivian a letter from Lawrence’s safe deposit box. She goes to Victor and finds him poisoning Ciara against Carly. After learning that Victor hates Carly as much as she does, Vivian asks if he’ll help her get revenge on Carly for killing Lawrence. Victor says yes. Justin lays in to Carly. He is convinced she never stopped loving Bo. If she truly doesn’t want to get in between Bo and Hope, then she should get the hell out of Salem. Carly questions his motives for snooping and shoots back that it’s clear Justin only wants Hope for himself. Bo and Carly decide they need to eliminate Vivian as a threat. Later, Carly remembers that this is the anniversary of their Mayan wedding. Hope decides to investigate Carly’s secret. When Victor tells Hope that Vivian is moving in, Hope gets an idea. Vivian shows Victor an unsent letter from Lawrence referring to Carly’s secret betrayal. They decide to learn Carly’s secret in order to destroy her. In the meantime, they’ll pretend to be in love so that Carly is thrown off their plan. Vivian moves into Victor’s house. Justin confronts Carly about her feelings for Bo. Afterwards, he tries to enlist Daniel at the hospital to thwart Carly’s application to work there and is dismayed to realize they are old friends. Meanwhile, Bo warns Vivian that she will harm Carly over his dead body, an idea that Vivian is not opposed to.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Stefan is Brain-Dead After Getting In Lani’s Line Of Fire

If you caught last Friday’s Days of our Lives, and as we head into a new and dramatic-filled week ahead in Salem, after jumping in front of a bullet meant for Vivian (Robin Strasser), Stefan (Brandon Barash) has been shot badly – he has a gun shot wound to the neck through the carotid artery.

Lani (Sal Stowers), who fired the shot in an effort to stop and take down Vivian for her crimes against Kate (Lauren Koslow), et al, now finds herself in very, very hot water, and none more so than with Stefan’s wife, Gabi (Camila Banus).

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In the waiting area, Gabi shows up and confronts Lani. However, Lani and Abe (James Reynolds) try to explain it was an accident.  Gabi reminds him of how he felt after Theo was shot.  As Gabi runs off to see Stefan, Lani cries, “What if he dies?”

When Gabi arrives in the trauma room, she is told by Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and team that they worked on Stefan for over 20 minutes but he is brain-dead. Vivian, who alerted Gabi to what happened, and showed up at the hospital incognito in her scrubs to check up on the fate of her son, is trying to make her escape plan from Salem

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Meanwhile, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) is MIA from her hospital room as she and Doug (Bill Hayes) go to Doug’s Place.  She wants to breathe her last breath there, and wants one last night with her beloved husband.  Julie asks Doug, if she has been a good wife to him, knowing the end is near. After reminiscing of their past and flashbacks, and Julie wanting to have one last dance, she passes out

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Next, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Eli (Lamon Archey) arrive at Doug’s Place and find Doug crying.  They tells him that they need to  get Julie back to the hospital but Doug says it’s too late. Everyone is heartbroken.

So, what have you thoughts of the twist? Stefan brain-dead? Gabi on the warpath? Julie’s plight and its toll on Doug? How do you think this will all play itself out? Could Stefan come back to life as others have via Dr. Rolf? Share your thoughts below.

But first, for a preview of what’s to come check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: John ‘Unmasks’ Kristen In Great, Soapy Cliffhanger

If you caught Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives, head writer Ron Carlivati and company served up a juicy, soapy, delicious reveal to the duped folks of Salem! The backdrop? Of course, … John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena’s (Deidre Hall) surprise wedding anniversary party where at the same location a year ago all hell broke loose … as it has now a year later!

In story. after putting all the pieces together in a montage of flashbacks and moments, John Black is the guy (and Kristen’s ex) who figures that Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) is at the Jarlena party in disguise, but as who?  Through recalling … what “Nicole” said to him, what Abe (James Reynolds) mentioned to him – that since Nicole (Arianne Zucker) came back to Salem she’s been like another person – and Kate (Lauren Koslow) mentioning how Maggie swore she saw Kristen, not Nicole, when Maggie went off the wagon, but no one believed her, things were coming clear to John!

And that to the fact that Eli (Lamon Archey) received a call from Xander (Paul Telfer) who swears he has been working for Kristen DiMera, and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) reporting that bit of news to John, he is hit with the major revelation.  After touching speeches by John …and as Marlena delivers hers about the man she loves, the duo share a kiss, but then John stops “Nicole” and Brady (Eric Martsolf) from leaving the party!

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What happens next is soap gold! John grabs “Nicole” and rips her hair and mask off.  Next, Kristen flips back her hair and reveals herself to the party-goers and it looks like it’s curtains for Kristen … as everyone is stunned by the bombshell and we fade to black.  The pick-up of this great cliffhanger was today (Friday), more on that later.

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Watch the final moments of Thursday’s DAYS as John “Unmasks” Kristen! Then let us know what you thought of the major moment via the comment section below.

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DAYS’ Olivia Rose Keegan Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Although she is exiting the show on-screen next week on Days of our Lives, Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire) got the opportunity to go out in a blaze of glory (those damn lighters!).

If you caught this past Tuesday’s installment of the NBC daytime drama series, Claire finally became entrapped and completely unhinged, after being set-up by Tripp (Lucas Adams) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal); where everyone learned she was the responsible party for the notorious cabin fire and was about to attempt to set her rival, Ciara, on fire in a cabin, yet again, after taking off with her.

In the process, Tripp was held with a knife to his throat by Claire, and eventually hit his head trying to get away from her knocking him unconscious.  The perfect opportunity for Claire to make her getaway with Ciara.

Once at the Cabin, Claire pours gas all around as Ciara begs her to stop, while she is chained to the bed.  Claire then flicks the lighter.  To the rescue come Ben (Rob Scott Wilson), Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Marlena (Deidre Hall); who have tracked down where the young women are.  Ciara calls out to Ben, who breaks down the cabin door.

Just then, Claire holds out the lighter with the flame ready to start another fire.  Knowing she is caught, Claire starts to explain how she lost her mind in all of this.  Ben tries to talk her down and to please put the lighter away, as does Hope.  As a desperate mother, Hope begs Claire to let Ciara live, and tells Claire that she knows she really doesn’t want to do this.  Hope tells her that she knows that Claire loves them both.   As Ben rescues Ciara, Claire closes the lighter as Marlena holds her.  As the others get out of harm’s way, Marlena says she has got this … and now it’s Claire and Marlena alone and inside the cabin together.

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But then, wanting to end her own life, Claire picks up the lighter and flicks it open.  She tells Marlena she can’t go back and says, “It’s better if she dies.”  Claire thinks she’s a monster and certifiable … and is as criminal as what Ben Weston has done in his past.  Reassuring her and talking her down, Marlena promises Claire that with help, she can turn her life around as Ben has done.

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Claire breaks down as Marlena holds her.  Next, Marlena is able to get her out of the cabin, away from setting herself on fire, and on her way to the hospital for observation, until it can be figured out what’s next for the troubled young woman.  As they leave the scene, Claire sobs uncontrollably knowing she is a damaged soul, has lost her way, and realizing the harm she has done to other people.

In all of these scenes, Keegan brought the angst, the mental instability, and the realization of Claire’s horrific motivations to life, in a dramatic, and not over-the-top way, even in the most melodramatic of soapy circumstances.  For those reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Olivia’s work are Power Performance of the Week.

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Knowing those scenes were part of her final days of shooting on DAYS, Keegan told Soap Opera Digest in an interview (in their latest issue on newsstands now), “Obviously, it was sad to shoot.  And it was emotionally demanding and bittersweet, because Victoria Konefal and I are best friends.”

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

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