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DAYS Recap – July 18 – July 22nd

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Stefano acts confident despite the fact that the police holding Rafe2 could send him away for life. Is it because sexy Sofia in Rafe2’s cell is someone he planted? In a surprising twist, however, the woman actually works for Bo and Hope and is hoping that by dangling an offer to go with her to Colombia, Rafe2 will finally open up and say what he knows about the DiMeras. Rafe2 is tempted, but resists. One final push from Bo, however is all it takes for him to give in and declare he’s ready to make a deal. Bo and Hope anticipate the DiMeras’ demise. Jennifer is doing her best to keep her distance from Daniel but he doesn’t make it any easier when he’s a complete mensch with her. He promises he won’t pressure her and make her feel awkward about them. Vivian is hot on Carly’s trail, curious to know what is bothering her enough to make her potentially turn to drugs. She gets a thread of what she’s looking for when she sees Carly get agitated when discussing Jennifer with Daniel. Needing the other piece to the puzzle, Vivian goes to Jennifer and overhears her confess to Abigail that if she’s ever alone with Daniel, she may not be able to resist him, but she must for Carly’s sake. Vivian finally has some ammunition she can use against her enemy. Chloe is about to make a deal for a nice apartment, which will reassure Social Services that she can provide a good home for Parker. She gets an advance from Quinn to make the down payment, thus assuring continued employment with him as one of his “girls.” At the same time, she knows she’ll need some legitimate income to cover all the cash she makes from Quinn. Meanwhile, Kate realizes Quinn will be no help at all in exposing Chloe’s new gig, so she takes matters into her own hands. Learning that Chloe is booking herself into a venue in nearby Brookville, Kate senses an opportunity.  At the pub, Sonny connects with Abigail, Kinsey and “T.” He does “T” a favor by getting him some baseball tickets. They decide to go to the game together. Sonny and Abigail leave. Later, “T” goes online and learns that Sonny is gay when someone posts a comment on his and Sonny’s picture. “T” is furious, believing Sonny was hitting on him and now everyone thinks he’s gay.

Word of Rafe2’s impending plea deal hits Salem. Stefano panics and tries to flee town but is stopped by the police. Meanwhile, Abe tells Taylor and Nicole that Rafe2 is going to walk in exchange for implicating EJ and Stefano. A furious Taylor goes to the station to try to stop the deal, wanting justice for her mother. Nicole is upset, and Brady thinks she still has feelings for EJ. However, Nicole makes it clear that the man she truly cares for is Brady. Meanwhile, the police escort EJ and Stefano to the police station. EJ crosses with Taylor, who is determined that Rafe2 should not go free. EJ wants to know why Taylor is really there. Dario learns the truth about his brother’s imposter. Sami meets Rafe’s former FBI partner, the lovely Sofia. Sofia reports that she has had success in coercing Rafe2 to confess. Sami and Rafe are relieved as they learn that he is about to implicate Stefano and EJ, who have been arrested. The plea bargain hits a minor snag. Finally, Rafe2 strikes his bargain. Unbeknownst to Bo and Hope, he’s been placed in a cell with a man the real Rafe once arrested. Bo and Hope go down to take the imposter’s statement and are shocked to find him dead!

At the police station, Bo and Hope confirm that Rafe2 is dead. Stefano demands he and EJ be released. Sami thought the nightmare was over and that her kids are safe from EJ. She goes apoplectic when she hears EJ and Stefano got out of it once again. Rafe tries to do damage control, but worries Sami might do something drastic. He makes her promise to go home while he helps Bo and Hope. Rafe questions the imposter’s cellmates and learns one of them was a perp that he arrested. He realizes the guy killed Rafe2, thinking he was taking out the real one. When Rafe goes home, Sami isn’t there. Sami, in the meantime, has gone to confront EJ. When she sees his law books, she thinks he’s going to try to take the kids from her. He shocks her by revealing he’s giving up custody rights. The kids will now be hers and Rafe’s. Vivian plots to get Daniel and Jennifer in a room alone together, hoping to reunite them and drive Carly over the edge. When she learns Carly has dinner plans with Daniel, she turns it to her advantage. Gus feigns illness, delaying Carly, while Vivian sets up Jennifer to go to the club where Daniel is meeting Carly. When Daniel and Jennifer are there alone, they almost give in to their feelings. Then Jennifer thinks Daniel set her up. Daniel is insulted she’d think that. Jennifer finally admits she does want to be with him. They kiss – and Carly walks in on it.  Abigail tries to comfort Chad, who thinks his dad and brother are going to prison. He learns from D.A. Woods that Stefano and EJ walked. Woods goes off on Chad, saying he expects to be prosecuting him someday along with his sleaze ball family. Abigail and Chad wish they could escape their problems and just be alone somewhere. They kiss on the pier.

Rafe comes to EJ looking for Sami. He learns EJ has given up his kids to her. Rafe doesn’t believe him, until Stefano comes home and is furious to hear what EJ has done. Rafe leaves to have Justin check the custody document. Stefano thinks EJ is doing this to impress Taylor. EJ doesn’t think that’s possible, however, and says he’s doing it because it’s best for the children. Stefano doesn’t agree and threatens to have his own lawyers overturn it. Stefano goes. EJ is seized with head pain and collapses. Rafe reunites with Gabi, then goes home and calms Allie from a nightmare. Allie asks about EJ getting out of jail. She thought Rafe said he would get what he deserves. Rafe thinks he has. Devastated Carly runs out before Daniel and Jennifer realize she saw them kissing. Vivian witnesses and calls Quinn to bring his drug dealer Phelps along and meet her at the pier. Vivian thanks Quinn for his help. Quinn leaves and Carly shows up. She turns Phelps down for drugs. Phelps “drops” the drugs on the pier. Carly is about to go, then sees the baggie with the pills. She takes it home. Vivian watches and feels victorious. She gives Quinn the good news and offers to help him start a legitimate business. Quinn thanks her, but turns her down. Meanwhile, Jennifer accidentally lets it slip to Daniel that she thinks Carly has feelings for him. She makes him promise not to say anything. Quinn sees Chloe with Justin, telling him she got the concert gig. Chloe runs into Kinsey and thanks her for suggesting the concert. Kate overhears and tries to buy out the nightclub. The owner refuses. Kate comes up with another idea.

Quinn runs into Chloe at the Brady Pub and meets Kinsey. Kinsey thinks he’s hot and goes. Chloe tells him if her club date works out and she gets more gigs, she won’t have to work for him to get Parker back, if he’s willing to let her out of the life. Quinn remains enigmatic. At the same time, Kate meets with Randy, one of Chloe’s johns, and makes him an offer to out Chloe as a hooker at her concert.

Nicole comes to the mansion and happens upon EJ, who’s writhing in pain. She initially withholds medical help but finds him surprisingly contrite. After he reveals he gave up the kids and admits his regrets, she is ultimately moved to take him to the hospital. Lexie diagnoses her brother with a delayed effect of his head injury, and EJ starts to have more flashes to the night of the beating. Lexie thinks he might remember all, if he makes it. Taylor learns that EJ is in serious condition. Lexie fears he’s given up hope. Taylor debates whether to visit him. Meanwhile, Melanie tends to unconscious EJ, and he remembers that she was there the night he was assaulted.  After witnessing the growing closeness between Melanie and Dario, Brady offers Dario a job at Titan. Taylor suspects Brady has ulterior motives and wonders whether he has feelings for Melanie. Brady admits to being a bit at loose ends, and we see the start of a spark between him and Taylor. Later, Nicole warns Brady that EJ is starting to remember.

Daniel remembers his promise to Jennifer and decides not to confront Carly about her feelings for him. Meanwhile, Carly manages to stop herself from taking the drugs but can’t quite bring herself to dispose of them permanently. Just as she is feeling more in control, she runs into Daniel at the hospital. Carly learns that he and Jennifer are not back together, but then she learns that Daniel is aware of her feelings for him. She continues to deny, and a relieved Daniel makes clear that his feelings for Carly are only platonic. He wants to be with Jennifer. Jennifer talks to Maggie, who is surprised to learn of her breakup with Daniel and talks to her about her unresolved feelings for Jack. Later, Jennifer talks to Adrienne, who wonders why she’s going to such lengths to be unhappy. Jennifer breaks down in tears.

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Who is DAYS Gwen Really? What is Her Vendetta Against Abigail All About?

We have a new psycho in Salem, and she is played to perfection by Emily O’Brien who has been bringing her brand of quirky evil to the NBC soap opera as Gwen.  Soap fans, of course, remember her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless from 2006-2011.

Ron Carlivati and his DAYS writing team certainly have some tricks up their sleeve where Gwen is concerned as viewers recently found out she was behind slipping Abigail (Marci Miller) the drug months ago causing her hallucinations.

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But Gwen is even much darker than we think, when several key clues and moments were revealed on Friday’s episode of DAYS when she went to visit her conspirator in prison, Dr. Rolf (William Utay).

During the exchange, we learn Gwen has been getting the mind-altering drug from one of Dr. Rolf’s concoctions.  She reveals to him that their plan has hit the proverbial snag.  The drug did not dismantle Abigail as she had hoped.  We also learn while she was in the mental institution – Bayview – that is how she tracked Rolf down by researching the drug he had created.

And it appears, Rolf hates Abigail too, citing he always saw her as  thorn in Stefano’s side.  It is then Gwen says he wants another dose of the drug to “melt Abby’s brain!”  Rolf says without anyone else to take the fall for it, he can’t come up with it.

He suggests to her to alter her plan and to instead destroy Abigail’s life piece by piece … and go for the long game instead of the short term – take everything that is near and dear from her including her husband, children, home, everything.

But, what does come to light is that even Dr. Rolf does not know why Gwen wants to destroy Abigail.  That is when Gwen shares she has very good reason to hate Abigail, and he, along with everyone else, will find out why when the time is right.

So, what are your theories?  Who is Gwen?  Is she a character with plastic surgery?  Could she be a sister no one knew Abigail had?  A former mental patient who Abby knew when she was getting help a few years back? And what is her gripe with Abigail all about?  Comment below!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sonny and Will Say Their Final Goodbyes and Leave Salem

Not a happy day for fans of Days of our Lives’ WilSon.  Although it has been known now for over seven months that Daytime Emmy-winners, Chandler Massey (Will) and Freddie Smith (Sonny) were let-go from the long-running NBC soap opera, it still was hard to watch them have their final scenes on Tuesday’s episode.

As was in the dialogue, the writers and the show left the door open for a Sonny and Will return down the line when Sonny uttered: “Goodbye Salem, for now.” And, as is with most DAYS characters, they seem to somehow return at one time or another.  But still, it looks like the soap has made the decision to rest the characters.

Before their final exit, Sonny and Will had a visit with Sami (Alison Sweeney) to tell her they are moving to Arizona. Sami is up to her eyeballs in trouble with the custody hearing for Allie’s baby versus Nicole (Arianne Zucker).  Will tells his mother he wants her blessing before they go, and that he already received a blessing from Marlena (Deidre Hall).

An emotional Sami tells Will how sorry she is for all the things she has done, and the mistakes she had made when she was younger and along the way that impacted him.  In tears, Will says he is going to miss her, and the two of then share a hug,

After Sami leaves to head to the custody hearing, Will and Sonny look at Allie’s baby and the two talk about how things worked out for the best; even though Allie did not ultimately let them adopt her child.  The two realize they are about to give their daughter, Ari, a new life and Will thinks another baby and a dog might be in their future, too!

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Later, it’s time for one last look at Horton Town Square, and Sonny and Will remember their love from the beginning in a short flashback with a few moments of how they came together.

Will says it’s a tradition for when a Horton leaves Salem to visit the dedication to Tom and Alice in the ‘Square’.  Finally, it’s time for Sonny and Will to say goodbye to Salem for now as they walk out together..

So, what did you think of the final episode of Chandler and Freddie’s? Did you want more time spent on WilSon’s history in the flashback montage? Are you sad to see them go? Comment below.

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DAYS Rob Scott Wilson Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

If you think you were emotionally drained watching Ben Weston battle himself for control – think of how draining it must have been for Ben’s portrayer, actor Rob Scott Wilson, or for the character of Ben himself!

Well, in the final three episodes last week on Days of our Lives, Rob Scott Wilson once again showed why he is in complete command of this complex character – a former serial killer who has fought so hard to redeem himself, married the love of his life, Ciara (Vicroria Konefal), only to have it all almost wiped out by a heinous plot by Eve Donovan (Kassie DePaiva).

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Eve used drugs and torture techniques to try to drive Ben to kill Ciara as payback for him murdering her daughter, Paige (True O’Brien).  Weston was supported by some very fine scene partners in his performances: the aforementioned DePaiva, Konefal, and Kristian Alfonso (Hope); but it was Rob who drove the scenes and had the meatiest of material to play and boy, did he deliver.

Would Ben strangle his beloved Ciara with a necktie like his other previous victims? Wilson went from one minute being programmed to kill her, to another minute realizing he is in trouble … and so is Ciara’s life – so he tells her to lock the door of the bathroom and to not let him in! Although, as we saw, he eventually lost control and broke through the door and went to turn the lock reaching his hand from the outside to the inside. (Horror film moment!)

Later, when we see Ben crumpled on the floor in tears, Hope finds him, but her daughter is missing and Ben can’t recall what happened to her.  Fearing at first she killed Ciara, Hope is besides herself, and so is Ben.

From beat to beat, from turn to turn, Wilson was terrifying and heartbreaking all at the same time.  And with that, Michael Fairman TV names Rob Scott Wilson our choice for the Power Performance of the Week.

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

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