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DAYS Recap – Feb 21- Feb 25th

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At the hospital, EJ takes imposter Rafe to task for beating up the real Rafe. EJ quickly reminds him who is calling the shots. Nicole comes in on their fight and they cover. Johnny receives his prosthetic eye. EJ notes the bond between his son and his twin sister, Allie. Meanwhile, Stefano and imposter Rafe plot to kidnap Allie as punishment for the real Rafe’s escape attempt. They are thwarted when EJ allows Johnny to go home with Sami. At the loft, Allie is leery of the imposter. He comes up with a new plan to make her disappear. He suggests that Allie go with him to the park, just the two of them… EJ tries to get Stefano to call off his threat on the girl. Stefano refuses and in private, EJ strongly urges Kate to call Lucas and have him send for Allie – immediately. Kate presses him as to why, but that’s all EJ will say. Kate puts in a call to Lucas. Taylor and EJ have another near miss at the hospital. Nicole wants EJ to join her and Taylor for lunch so they can finally meet. EJ declines, but later decides to join them after all. Chloe confesses to Philip that she left Parker alone at Maggie’s with the oven on. Philip is alarmed and makes her come with him to the hospital where Daniel checks her out and thinks she has post-partum depression. Chloe finally accepts that it’s over for her and Daniel. Philip tells Melanie what Chloe did and makes her promise not to tell anyone – Chloe could have her baby taken away. Melanie immediately informs Kate. Chloe overhears Melanie on the phone saying Chloe shouldn’t be allowed to raise Parker. Chloe flips out and argues with Melanie. Philip enters on this and wonders what’s going on Sami convinces Allie to go to the park with imposter Rafe. Imposter Rafe makes plans for Allie to be taken away, but Sami interrupts before they leave and says Lucas called. He wants Allie to visit him in Hong Kong and her wants her to leave that night. Allie is desperate to go and tells Sami that Rafe was mean to her again. Sami doesn’t believe that but agrees to let her visit her dad. Imposter Rafe fills in Stefano, who wonders if Sami is suspicious of him. Imposter Rafe says no but if that changes, he’ll take care of her. The real Rafe collapses and Stefano tells EJ he wants to move up the timetable for getting rid of him. EJ disagrees – he thinks Rafe is still useful. Stefano reluctantly backs down but says if the situation is ever out of control again… Rafe will be gone. Rafe starts to get better, determined to escape. Taylor, thinking of EJ, spills coffee on herself and heads to the restroom just as EJ arrives at the Brady Pub. He sits down with Nicole, but is soon called away by Stefano. Taylor returns, just missing her mystery man. Nicole hopes the two of them will hit it off when they finally meet at the wedding. After talking to Johnny and Will, Chad tells EJ he’ll be his best man at the wedding.

Chloe tells Philip she overheard Melanie telling someone that she’s not fit to raise Parker. Melanie says Chloe is lying, and Philip believes Melanie. Distraught, Chloe runs off and tries to tell Nicole but she’s distracted with wedding plans. A rattled Chloe says she can’t be in the wedding. Meanwhile, Melanie tells Kate that Chloe is taking postpartum pills. Pleased, Kate is ready to take their plan to the next step and subtly convinces Chloe to throw out her postpartum medication. Vivian finds out Brady stole Titan from Victor. She’s thrilled and forces Brady to tell Philip. Philip is furious with Brady for betraying Victor. Vivian lords it over Victor, knowing his own flesh and blood has hurt and betrayed him more than she ever could. It’s EJ and Nicole’s wedding day. EJ wakes from a dream about Taylor. Meanwhile, Nicole confesses to Taylor that she’s truly falling in love with EJ. Taylor and EJ separately talk to Lexie about their mysterious encounter with a stranger. Stefano is pleased to have his sons together as Chad fulfills his best man role. The wedding begins and as bridesmaid Taylor walks down the aisle, she and EJ are shocked as each realizes who the other is. The wedding comes to a halt. Stefano continues to torment Rafe. While Stefano attends the wedding, Rafe feigns illness and steals his guard’s cell phone. Chloe feels the effects of not using her medication. Kate is satisfied that her plan to drive Chloe closer to the edge is working. Chloe breaks with reality, writes a note and heads to the pier with Parker. An utterly destroyed Chloe stares into the freezing river. Meanwhile, Philip is shocked to find her “good-bye” note. Bo and Hope try to have a “first date.” After a series of interruptions, they watch a movie with Ciara and declare the day a success. EJ and Taylor manage to cover their surprise and explain to everyone that they have already met. The marriage goes ahead, but as EJ kisses his bride Nicole, his eyes are on her sister, Taylor.

Rafe uses the stolen cell phone to get in touch with Roman. He frantically tries to ask for help but is quickly caught and subdued. After the call ends, Roman is puzzled, but even more so when he bumps into imposter Rafe acting rather nonchalant. Imposter Rafe is able to cover, but he demands a meeting with Stefano and tells him that he needs to handle Rafe. The man will never give up trying to get back to Sami – unless he’s dead. Chloe throws herself into the river, but Philip realizes what is going on and saves her. Philip rushes her to the hospital. He begins to understand that his mother might have something to do with Chloe’s erratic behavior. Jennifer and Daniel grow closer. Jennifer helps him realize how Parker can still be in his life. With the wedding ceremony concluded, Nicole and EJ receive congratulations from friends and family. EJ and Taylor do their best to avoid one another. Nicole slightly notices the awkwardness between the two of them but before she can get any answers, she’s interrupted. EJ finally tells Taylor they need to talk and she wonders what he feels for her. Nicole sees their intense moment. Abe warns Chad to stay away from the DiMeras. After sharing a warm moment with Johnny and Theo, Chad tells Abe he’s a DiMera. Melanie learns Chloe tried to commit suicide. She wants to take Parker away from her immediately and is angry that Philip is protective of Chloe. They fight. Melanie calls Kate who races to hospital. Chloe is starting to feel better. She confides in Philip that she got rid of the pills because of something Kate said. Furious, Philip confronts Kate, believing her responsible for Chloe’s suicide attempt. Melanie is also horrified with unrepentant Kate. Meanwhile, Chloe worries to Philip that, because of her actions, she may have lost Parker forever. Roman tells Bo and Hope that Bo’s been reinstated as Police Commissioner, but Hope will never be able to rejoin the force. Hope puts on a good face, and insists she’s fine being a stay-at-home mom. But once she’s alone, her doubts become evident.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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What Did You Think of the Premiere of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’?

Today was the debut of the well-publicized and highly-anticipated DAYS streamer limited-series: Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem which dropped on Peacock at 3:01am EST Monday morning.

If you have not seen the first episode, and intend on watching it,  do not read any further as it contains moments and story points – however, if you have seen the premiere read on!

At the beginning is an updated version of the traditional iconic series opening of DAYS, hourglass and all, but wait for it! It’s not the late MacDonald Carey’s voice who is welcoming us in to watch the drama unfold, but none other than Deidre Hall (Marlena) who gets the nod.  Deidre voices-over: “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our Lives” cue the new logo for the limited series.  We also get an opening title sequence after the prologue of the episode complete with location shots and the cast members names!

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In this throwback to the 90’s high adventure and escapades in soaps, we learn that in 1991 the Alamainian Peacock was stolen by Hope acting as Princess Gina. Shane Donovan has come to John and Marlena in Zurich needing their help, because the peacock featured six different and precious gemstones: a citrine, an amethyst, a ruby, emerald, sapphire, and an orange diamond.  Although the peacock was recovered, the stones were not and we are off to the races in this case of the missing jewels caper.  Shane wants John and Marlena to be an American couple who want the gemstones at an auction, but he tells them there is danger involved.  Jarlena are most them up for the task!

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Meanwhile, Tony and Anna visit Carrie and Austin and can sense the trouble in their marriage.  Carrie is upset.  Apparently, Austin had too much to drink and brought up Rafe to Carrie.  Wanting to make amends, Austin wants to get his wife a sapphire necklace, which Anna goes a ga-ga for in the photo Austin shares. But not wanting Carrie to know what he is up to he asks Tony and Anna to go the auction to bid on it.

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Lisa Rinna makes her return as Billie Reed, but dressed undercover as kind of a Princess Gina lookalike, long hair, tiara, and all. She gets busted by Ben and Ciara and tells them she is undercover watching the amethyst in the jewelry shop that Ciara was loving on to Ben. But as they talk about Ben being a serial killer and all, someone went in and bought the jewel spoiling Billie’s plan.

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In Miami, turns out Paulina has the orange diamond, and in one of the funniest bits, goes and on how Michelle (Obama) in the White House gifted her the ring as Abe, Eli and Lani look on perplexed.  Later, when everyone tells her not to go out on the town with that ring on, she insists, but bad news.  While the foursome are dining, two henchmen with guns come a-calling!

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Elsewhere in Phoenix, Chad comes to visit Will and nuSonny, now played by Zach Tinker (who delivered in his emotional scenes in his debut). Turns out WilSon seem to be having marital problems. .. again!  Sonny thinks Will is cheating on him.  Will says he is working on a top-secret assignment and has to go to the office.  Later, when Chad calls to see if Will is where he says he is at, he is not there.  Sonny springs into action and goes to Will’s computer and finds an email that he is meeting someone at a resort and spa.  Best buds, Chad and Sonny, hightail it to the resort and land outside Will’s suite.  When Sonny knocks on the door he is surprised to see Leo Stark … in a robe!  Something tells us each episode will end with a guest star popping up, but we shall see and the let the games begin!

So, what did you think of the premiere episode of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem? What was your favorite part? What did you think of Zach Tinker in his debut as Sonny? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But, first vote in our ‘Beyond Salem” premiere poll and cast your vote below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ciara Remembers Her Love For Ben

After months of torturing the heart and soul of Ben Weston (Rob Scott Weston), finally, the love of his life, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) remembers the passionate undying love and connection the two share.

It began earlier in the week after Ben kidnapped her, and drove Ciara away from her nuptials to Theo (Cameron Johnson), who was left at the altar.  Alone in the cabin (which brings back a lot of creepy memories for both of them), you could see episode after episode, Ciara trying to push down her feelings, but they were too strong, and by the end of this week, she remembered it all as she stood very close to Ben and flashbacked to highlights of their torrid relationship including: Ben proposing to her, their wedding in July a year ago, in which Ben was taken by Eve’s  (Kassie DePaiva) plot in a bomb explosion – now a year later, after Ciara was kidnapped and then lost her memory – the couple known as Cin never really had their honeymoon! Stay tuned.

As the two share a passionate kiss on Friday’s episode, and later are side by side in bed, the door to the cabin bursts open with Theo and Shawn  (Brandon Beemer) there with a gun drawn.  What will happen when we pick up with Ben and Ciara’s story on Monday?

Meanwhile, major kudos again to Daytime Emmy winner, Victoria Konefal, and the immeasurable talents of Rob Scott Wilson, for making us care continually about this on-screen couple, constantly torn apart by circumstances, and with the waiting the hardest part for fans of the show, it almost always seems worth the payoff just to see these two connect and know that in life, a great love … never dies.

So, are you happy that Ciara remembered her love and life with Ben? What did you think of the key scenes played by Rob and Victoria? Comment below.

 

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