Connect with us

Days of our Lives - Recaps

DAYS Recap – Feb 14 – Feb 18th

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

EJ and Taylor have an electric first meeting. They are clearly smitten with each other, but they part ways before discovering each other’s identity. After a talk with Stefano, Nicole has a change of heart about asking Taylor to be in the wedding. Taylor happily agrees. Meanwhile, Sami asks “Rafe” to buy Allie’s favorite cookies. Having no clue what they are, imposter Rafe alerts EJ, who goes to the real Rafe for the answer. Hoping to tip off Sami, Rafe gives EJ the truth – but not the whole truth. When imposter Rafe arrives home with the wrong cookies, Allie is confused and upset. The duped imposter reacts with fury. Melanie and Kate clarify the terms of their arrangement. Melanie breaks it off with Nathan for good. He reacts by kissing her passionately, but she pushes him away and runs out. Meanwhile, Chloe manages to get home in time to turn off the smoking oven and save Parker from harm. Philip drops by, and Chloe covers her mistake. Philip and Maggie promise to take care of Chloe, having no idea of how unhinged she is becoming. Meanwhile, Kate plots to drive Chloe over the edge, equally unaware as to how close she already is. Bo and Hope talk about the hard work it will take to put their marriage back together. After much discussion, they decide they’re willing to start over. They head home together, ready to be a family once again. When Sami questions imposter Rafe about getting Allie the wrong cookies, he blows up at her and storms out. The imposter tells EJ that Rafe gave them wrong information. EJ is furious and confronts Rafe. Meanwhile, Sami talks to Kayla, who tells her niece to be patient with Rafe’s recovery. Sami goes home to the imposter, who romances her with her favorite things. The imposter calls Marco and arranges for Rafe to hear him seducing Sami. Rafe freaks and grabs Marco through the bars and knocks him out. He grabs the keys and begins his escape.

Nicole gets closer to EJ, unaware he’s smitten with a stranger, who happens to be her sister, Taylor. Taylor turns down a job offer from Brady, saying she wouldn’t want to get in bed with corrupt people. Maggie learns about Brady betraying Victor. Brady insists he was doing a good thing as far as Victor and Maggie’s relationship is concerned, but she tells him what he’s done is awful. Brady leaves and Maggie goes to Victor. She keeps her distance, however, when she realizes Victor doesn’t want to see anyone. A saddened Victor tells a picture of Isabella it’s his fault Brady turned out the way he did. Caroline gets probation but has to continue wearing her monitoring device. Kayla realizes Stephanie is going to be okay and leaves town to rejoin Steve in Africa. Bo brings Hope home, where Ciara, Doug and Julie greet them. The entire family shares a Valentine’s Day dinner. Later, Hope explains to Doug and Julie that she and Bo are committed to working things out but cannot just sweep their problems under the rug. Doug and Julie have a suggestion for Hope… Later, Hope holds out her hand and introduces herself to Bo, indicating a fresh start for the couple.

Marco informs EJ of Rafe’s escape. EJ thinks he knows where their prisoner has gone. Meanwhile, an injured Rafe slowly makes his way to Sami, who is celebrating Valentine’s Day with the imposter. Sami and “Rafe” start to make love just as the real Rafe appears outside the loft. EJ offers Nicole an engagement ring, even though his mind is on Taylor. At the same time, Taylor has a fantasy about EJ. She drops by the mansion to show Nicole her bridesmaid dress and just misses seeing EJ. Taylor rhapsodizes with Nicole about the wonderful mystery man she met on the pier. She hopes she’ll see him again someday.

Kate and Stefano have Valentine’s dinner at Chez Rouge. They see Chad applying for a job. Stefano tries to reconnect with his son and schedules a time for them to meet. Gabi and Will, on their first real date, see Chad and invite him to join them. Chad declines and goes. Alone in the forest, Chad finds a torn picture of Allie that Rafe has accidentally dropped. Back at Chez Rouge, Gabi tells Will how Rafe has been distant since his accident. Will makes her feel better, and they share a sweet Valentine’s kiss. Melanie resets her plan with Kate to take Parker away from Chloe and raise him with Philip. Melanie goes to see Philip and tells him she wants to give their relationship another chance. Philip is thrilled, though privately, Melanie is conflicted. Rafe is agonized as he spies Sami and the imposter on the verge of making love. Before he can alert Sami of his presence, one of EJ’s men knocks Rafe out. Sami and the imposter hear a noise in the hall, and the imposter sees Rafe getting dragged away. The imposter claims to Sami that he didn’t see anything. Later, EJ summons him to discuss Rafe’s escape. Rafe is locked back up in the basement and grows ill. Meanwhile, Sami’s nosey neighbor, Gladys, comes by and wonders why she saw Sami’s husband being dragged down the hall. Nicole plays the role of moll wife to perfection, and EJ is grateful for her loving care of Johnny. Meanwhile, Taylor meets with Maggie to apply for a job at Chez Rouge. She fantasizes about EJ. Elsewhere, Victor and Brady have a nasty argument about Titan. Brady goes to Chez Rouge and gets drunk. Taylor finds him and takes him home. Earlier, Maggie advises Victor to be there for Brady. He later goes to Chez Rouge to thank her and finds her alone at a table for two, toasting to her and Mickey’s anniversary. Gabi and Will realize that Chad is using the DiMera name, and they back down on their judgment of his wanting a relationship with his dad. Chad shows Will the torn picture he found of Allie.

Sami is confused when her neighbor, Gladys, insists she saw Rafe being dragged down the hall. Gladys refuses to back down from her claim even after imposter Rafe arrives and seems completely fine. It looks like the building’s security cameras will expose the truth until Sami learns they’re broken. Later, Gabi and Will show up with Allie’s torn picture and a spooked Sami wants to have it run for prints. The imposter says he will take care of the situation, and Will and Gabi go. A relieved Gabi thinks her brother is acting more like himself. When “Rafe” and Sami go to bed, he slips out and pays the real Rafe a visit, nearly beating him to death. EJ shows up and vows that Rafe will never get away again… and now little Allie must pay for Rafe’s defiance. Meanwhile, Sami has a nightmare about Allie being in danger. EJ stops by Lexie’s office, after checking on details concerning Johnny’s surgery. She urges him to extend an olive branch to Chad. EJ is wary, but later when he runs into Chad, he comes around and asks his newly-found half-brother to be his best man. Elsewhere, Will wonders who would tear the photo of Allie, and Gabi tries to suggest maybe it was a friend of hers. Will offers support to Chad regarding being a DiMera. Gabi thanks Will for being such a good guy and gives him a kiss. Carly is checking on Jennifer when Daniel shows up. Jennifer sees how compatible the two of them are – and puts on her matchmaker hat. Later, she confides in Lexie. Lexie says Carly may or may not be the one for Daniel, but tells Jennifer she’s certain he will find the right woman. Jennifer arranges for Carly and Daniel to meet up at Chez Rouge. Once there, Carly and Daniel realize Jennifer sent them there under false pretenses. They share a drink and toast to Jennifer.

Click to comment
Advertisement

avatar

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: What Did You Think of the Reveal of Who Killed Charlie?

“Sorry Charlie!” Those were the clever words said by the killer of the evil Charlie Dale (Mike Manning) on Days of our Lives.  But evil kinda knows evil, and thus viewers learned in a reveal just who was the culprit.

DAYS fans begin to get to the truth when on Monday’s episode, while under hypnosis from Marlena (Deidre Hall), John (Drake Hogestyn) recalls opening the door to the apartment in time to see someone in a red coat with a hood (very ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ but with a fashion flare) shoot Charlie.

When “Doc” brings John out of his hypnotic state, she asks him who fired the gun?  John is horrified as he reveals it was their daughter, Belle! (Martha Madison). John shares that Belle was wearing the coat they gave her for Valentine’s Day.  A shocked John utters, “My God, Doc. Our little girl blew that punk away.”  However, Marlena refuses and does not believe Belle would shoot and kill Charlie, let alone anyone.

Jan (Heather Lindell) shows up at Marlena’s office and tells John and Marlena she is not going to be locked up, because of the deal she made for her freedom. Then, we see Jan get more inquisitive into what John and Marlena were discussing before she walked in on them.  They leave to go talk to Belle to get answers, while Jan sneaks back into the office and into Marlena’s drawer to retrieve the recording device to find out exactly what John and Marlena were talking about.

It is there when Jan is alone that viewers learn what happened the night of Charlie’s death. Jan is listening to the recording of John telling Marlena that Belle shot Charlie, but that he didn’t see Belle’s face because she was wearing the red coat.

Next, Jan flashes back to Charlie saying, “Don’t shoot,” and then firing a gunshot as Charlie falls to the ground.  We see the visual of the face of the person in the red coat and it’s Jan!  Next, Jan smirks and says, “Sorry, Charlie.”

So it seems Jan Spears has an ultimate revenge plot to rid Belle once and for all and have her locked behind bars.  How long will it be before the other Salemites catch on that Jan is the murderer?

So, were you happy to see it was Jan who was the one who killed Charlie? Did you suspect it was her? Share your thoughts in the comment section.  But first, watch the moment the killer is revealed below.

Continue Reading

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

Continue Reading

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Emily O’Brien Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

She has been a polarizing character since her arrival in Salem, with some fans screaming Gwen is sucking up too much airtime.  HOWEVER, the performances by Emily O’Brien (Gwen) show an actress on top of her craft who can play, as Gwen called herself, “A miserable, vindictive bitch”, or a young woman so deeply-emotionally wounded that you might just come around and eventually feel some empathy for her.

Last week, while the soaps were pre-empted for most of the week due to the senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, DAYS posted all of its weekly episodes online on NBC.com, the NBC app, or on the Peacock streaming platform, and O’Brien’s work was a standout.

Photo: JPI

It all came to a boiling point when Laura (Jaime Lyn Bauer) and Gwen have the long-awaited confrontation in Gwen’s room at the Salem Inn, where O’Brien goes from Gwen baiting Laura to tell her dirty secret of her long-ago affair with Jack (Matthew Ashford), to her utter anger at how because of it, Laura trashed Gwen’s entire life.

 

Laura reveals the guilt she felt for sleeping with Jack, so much so, that she would do anything to save Jennifer (Cady McClain) and Jack’s marriage.  In delight at getting to the root of the truth, Gwen responds: “You slept with Jack? That is just perfect! My father slept with his mother-in-law!”

Then, Laura shares how it happened.  They were both at the “Meadows” finding their ‘truest selves’ and they were both using other names – she, Monica and he, Clark, and Laura had never seen a photo of Jack before to know it was him!  Gwen wants to burst out in hysterical laughter, but then she becomes filled with rage knowing that if Laura hadn’t bought off her birth mother, Tiffany, her own life would have been very different.  She goes on to say that she and Abigail (Marci Miller) might even be close as sisters, but instead of “borrowing her clothes, she borrowed her husband” alluding to sleeping with Chad (Billy Flynn).  Next, Gwen wants to make Laura pay and lets Laura know that, “All the damage that you did, can’t be undone.” When Laura tries to leave, Gwen stops her and says in no uncertain terms, “I want revenge, because you ruined my life and you’re not going to get away with it!”

Photo: JPI

Next, we see that there had been a struggle with Laura dead on the floor bleeding out of her head.  A freaked-out Gwen does not know what to do.  She realizes she will be accused of murder.  With no one in town to call, she decides to call her father, Jack.  When he shows up at the Salem Inn, Jack is shocked, and grief-stricken to see his mother-in-law, dead.  Gwen swears to Jack this was an accident and that she did not kill Laura, and that he has to believe her.  Jack decides he will stand by his daughter.  Gwen wants to get rid of the body, Jack says he can’t be involved in a cover-up, so he calls Rafe (Galen Gering).  When Rafe arrives at the crime scene he is very suspicious of Gwen, and takes her down to the station.

Scene after scene, O’Brien layered her performances with venomous and ominous undertones, illustrating a woman with so much emotional baggage who becomes desperate to save herself.  For all these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Emily’s work, The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Emily O’Brien’s key scenes? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, Amelie Heinle, Mark Grossman, Hunter King and Melissa Ordway chat with Michael Fairman about being a part of and portraying the Newman Children as the show celebrates its 48th anniversary.Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis

General Hospital

Airdates: 4-8-2021

Advertisement

Popular