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DAYS Recap – Feb 14 – Feb 18th

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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.

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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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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two’: Did Megan’s Hunt for the Three Prisms Bring Back the ‘Love of Her Life’?

In the final episode of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two we were left with a chilly cliffhanger, and we will get to that in a moment.

However for starters, the fifth installment gave several members in the ensemble cast some heart-tugging and emotional moments including: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Victoria Konefal (Ciara), Steve Burton (Harris), and Christopher Sean (Paul).

In story,  a doctor and nurse are talking about a cryogenic capsule with the DiMera Enterprises label on it.  The doctor shares that when Megan (Miranda Wilson) has all three prisms, they should be able to bring the patient back to life.  The nurse has concerns over the patients brain tumor in the capsule.  The doctor explains the prisms collectively will help treat ‘him’.  We were to believe, at first, this was Stefano? But, clearly it has to be Bo (Peter Reckell)!

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Meanwhile, Megan is in Montreal, having revealed herself to Hope! She tells Harris to grab the prism out of Hope’s cleavage.  After he does what he is told, she then tells Harris to shoot Hope!  He pulls the gun on Hope.  Now, Harris is welling up with tears.  Does he love Hope Williams Brady, like, for real?  Next thing you know, he passes out and Megan takes off.

Harris, who has now been arrested, gets a visitor, and it’s none other than Hope.  She wants him to sign divorce papers, while he gets emotional.  He apologizes to Hope, saying Megan ordered him to kill her, but that he did not want to.  Hope is not buying it and furious that Harris kidnapped Steve (Stephen Nichols) and John (Drake Hogestyn) and John is MIA.  Harris says he thinks Megan did something to change him and that he wasn’t always like this.  Hope says she will speak to the ISA and Shane Donovan on his behalf and heads out.

At the gala in Hong Kong, Wendy (Victoria Grace) is held captive by a trance-like John and Steve. Li (Remington Hoffman) then gives John the prism.  Joey (Tanner Stine) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) manage to out maneuver Steve as Li holds the gun on him.  However, John has taken off.  Later, Marlena (Deidre Hall) injects a captured Steve to try to get him ready for some hypnosis to undo his brainwashing as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) looks on.

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Now in Caracas, John shows up at Megan’s with the prism.  She adds the prism to the other two to make it perfect, and to enable her to help revive the cryogenic patient. Just then, Andrew (Colton Little) and Paul bust in with guns in tow.  Megan directs John to kill them. Next, comes a showdown between Paul and John as Paul tries to talk John into remembering him, and the father/son relationship they have.  It begins to work on John, but as he is starting to remember, Megan fills the room with gas and escapes with the three prisms wearing a gas mask.  Later, after Andrew and Paul wake up, and make sure each other is O.K., they check on John who is now back to his normal self.

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On the docks, Hope says a final farewell to Ciara and Ben (Rob Scott Wilson).  Before they part ways, Hope hears, “Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You” playing from the boat.  It brings her to tears, and to flashbacks of her time dancing in heaven with Bo.

Elsewhere, Andrew comes to say goodbye to Paul before he heads back from San Francisco to D.C.  The two share a passionate kiss.

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In heaven, Angela (Loretta Devine) has some unbelievable news for Bo! Because he gave his ‘second chance’ to Hope, he is going to get a ‘second, second chance’.  Bo does not know exactly what that means! But we do, right?

As Beyond Salem Chapter Two comes to its conclusion, Megan is with the doctor next to the cryogenic chamber frustrated that even with all three prisms they haven’t worked yet.  The doctors tells her the body inside has been in this state for years and that she needs to be patient.  It is then, Megan reveals that she has been patient for forty years and she wants to be reunited with the love of her life.  After everyone has left the room, the cryogenic chamber door opens.  We see what appears to be an alive Bo Brady! Did the prisms and Megan’s plan resurrect him … or will that be short-lived? Credits roll . .. and this edition of ‘Beyond Salem’ leaves us with a major heart-stopping cliffhanger!

So, what did you think of episode five of ‘Beyond Salem: Chapter Two’? Do you think the plan is for Peter Reckell to return as an alive Bo on the mothership, or in the next iteration of ‘Beyond Salem’ … or is it all a big red-herring? Share your theories in the comment section.

But first, cast your vote in our latest Michael Fairman TV poll and let us know what you thought of  ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem 2″!

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter 2’: Hope Reunites with Bo and Zack In Heaven

Thursday’s episode of the Peacock streamer, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter 2 was must-see for all Bope fans, and you definitely needed the hankies to get through it!

In touching and heartbreaking scenes and performances, Bo and Hope along with their son, Zack were all reunited in heaven, but it was to be short-lived. Along the way in this timeless love story and hovering between heaven and earth, major kudos goes to Peter Reckell (Bo) and Kristian Alfonso (Hope) for bringing all the feels, all the memories, and continuing to show us why they, as Bo and Hope, are an enduring part of soap opera history.  Kudos also to Scott Shilstone (Zack), who once again brought the emotion to every moment he shared with his on-screen parents.

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In story, after Hope is shot by hit man Thomas Banks (Eileen Davidson), during her wedding to Harris Michaels (Steve Burton), Ciara (Victoria Konefal) and Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) hover over Hope’s lifeless body. Megan Hathaway (Miranda Wilson) has appeared, and wants to make sure she gets the prism, and the joy of seeing her nemesis, Hope, dead.

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Once Hope “dies” she arrives in heaven, where she is reunited with Bo.  An emotional Bo is so happy and overjoyed to see Hope, but tells her it’s not her time and she has to go back to the living.  At first, Hope doesn’t want to leave Bo.  Next, Bo consults with Angela (Loretta Devine), to see if he could give Hope the ‘second chance’ ticket that he received.  Meanwhile, Hope comes face to face with her son, Zack.  Now that he is all grown up, Hope is overcome.  She lost him as a little boy when he was struck by a car, thanks to Bo’s daughter, Chelsea Benson.

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After Bo and Hope dance to their signature song, “Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You”, a montage is shown of iconic moments of the couple through DAYS’ history.  Then, it’s time for the final goodbyes.  In tearjerker moments, Bo and Hope say goodbye to each other for now, as do Hope and Zack. Bo and Zack look on as Hope goes returns to the living.

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Once back on earth, Angela hits the rewind button for a different outcome, since as she had explained to Hope and Bo earlier, Hope won’t remember a thing that happened in heaven.  Now, as Thomas is about to shoot Hope, none other than Sister Mary Moira (Eileen Davidson) appears and stops him.  Looks like his sister had some common sense, only their struggle over the gun leads to Harris being shot.  But then, Harris fires a shot at Ciara.

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Ben knocks the gun out of Harris’ hands, but it’s picked up by Megan who demands Ben let him go. A shocked Hope exclaims, “holy shit!” when she realizes Megan Hathaway is somehow alive!

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Meanwhile at the gala in Hong Kong, a hypnotized and in-a-trance, Steve (Stephen Nichols) and John (Drake Hogestyn) – thanks to Megan – arrive on the scene and tie- up their wives, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Marlena (Deidre Hall), in a room. Next, Steve and John head out to the gala with guns ready and drawn to capture the prism that Li Shin (Remington Hoffman) just revealed to all the attendees.

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The fifth and final installment of ‘Beyond Salem 2″ drops Friday.

Now let us know in the comment section, what did you think of the Bo, Hope and Zack scenes in heaven? The performances of Peter Reckell, Kristian Alfonso and Scott Shilstone? Share your thoughts below.

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