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DAYS Recap – July 26 – July 30th

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Will apologizes to Chad about his mom, Madeline, dying. Will feels responsible, but Chad lets Will off the hook. Chad feels like he needs to fill in some blanks, and Will offers to help him – starting with Kate. At the same time, Kate learns Madeline’s safe deposit box was empty upon her death. Stefano thinks they have nothing to worry about. Kate, now having the only copy of Chad’s real birth certificate, realizes she holds all the cards- – and Madeline’s secret. She is looking at the certificate when Lucas calls. She tells her son she was just thinking about him. Nathan moves in with Stephanie, but her joy is short lived when she realizes he is keeping a photo of Melanie. At the same time, Philip surprises Melanie with the test results of her latest nursing exam. He’s proud of her and gives her a necklace. Later at the Brady Pub, Melanie learns from Adrienne that Philip was at Daniel’s apartment the morning after Chloe’s accident. Philip explains it was for Chloe, but Melanie is slightly suspicious. Abe and Lexie take Theo to a therapy session. Theo brings up Aunt Hope’s treasure. Lexie, confused, tells Theo to show her what he means. Later, Abe and Lexie revisit the topic of opening their heart and home to someone else. Later, at the lake, Theo finds a wallet and tells Lexie that Aunt Hope’s treasure looks like this and she has a lot of treasure. At the hospital, Maggie sits with Victor. Caroline arrives, upset that Victor didn’t call her about Bo. Maggie urges Victor to make amends with her and he tries. At the same time, Justin tells Hope about Bo’s accident. She flies over to the hospital and is on the case, but Bo can’t remember anything. Carly states it’s because of the meds, but Hope vows to find who did this. Later, Hope tells Bo how much he means to her and she doesn’t know what she’d do if she lost him. Bo takes her hand and Carly witnesses the moment. Nicole goes over her diary with all the places she has hidden her incriminating evidence against EJ. Later, she is surprised and touched when Brady stops by, but worries when he picks up her diary. Seeing her shabby accommodations, Brady offers to help Nicole out with some money, but she insists her ship is coming in. Later, Nicole contacts EJ about their agreement. Rafe has a copy of Nicole’s diary; unfortunately, it is in code. Arianna visits him and they fight about her friendship with EJ. Arianna leaves upset, and later, Rafe thinks he may have cracked the code in Nicole’s diary. Carly tries to comfort Daniel, who is confused by Chloe’s erratic behavior.

Philip gives Chloe an idea to explain why she doesn’t want to get married right away. Chloe explains her reluctance to Daniel, and he does a 180, thinking all is good. Later, Carly tells Chloe she has set up a paternity test at another hospital, Saint Mary’s. At the same time, Daniel is consulting on a case and plans to take Melanie with him – also at Saint Mary’s. Kate is surprised that Chad wants to see her. Chad asks about his mother’s past, but Kate urges him to drop the subject and remember how much his mother loved him. Chad seems to let it go. Stefano bonds with Will, but remains cool to Chad. The secret as to why Kate is keeping the truth of Chad’s paternity deepens. Bo talks Carly into discharging him from the hospital, hoping that being at home will help him remember the circumstances of his attack. Meanwhile, Justin is suspicious of a strange conversation with Hope in which she doesn’t seem to recall that they kissed. Carly tries to hypnotize Bo and asks Hope to stay in a police capacity. Later, Bo is “under,” and Carly asks him what he remembers. Meanwhile, Justin confides in Adrienne that he thinks something is not right with Hope.

Nicole gets EJ to give her cash in exchange for her silence. She moves the blackmail materials she’s stashed, unaware Rafe is hot on her trail. Sami is hurt when Rafe gives her the cold shoulder. She has a tough day with Johnny, and EJ helps smooth things over. Later, EJ blurts that this won’t be a problem when they’re married. Maggie warns that Brady is being drawn back into Nicole’s web. Later, Brady realizes that something is up between Victor and Maggie. Maggie tells Victor in no uncertain terms that he needs to go home to his wife.  Brady is stunned when he crosses paths with Dr. Baker.  Carly prompts Bo under hypnosis to remember the night Hope almost killed him. Hope is positive they are about to finally get answers. Just when it looks like Hope might remember her alternate self; Caroline interrupts and reacts to the triangle. Hope returns home, where Carly later shows up and asks for help in getting Bo to take it easy. Hope is driven to find Bo’s would-be murderer. Vivian shows up and says look no further, it’s Carly. Bo runs into Abe and Theo at the police station. He learns from Theo that Ciara’s treasure was a collection of wallets and that she got them from her mommy. Brady chases after Baker, but he gets away. Brady calls the police, and Nicole freaks when she learns this. Brady is suspicious of Nicole’s nervousness, especially after she gets a call (he doesn’t realize it’s from Baker!). Nicole covers that it’s a problem at the studio and leaves. EJ broaches the subject of marriage to Sami. She’s drawn to him, but can’t handle giving him an answer. She goes to Caroline and tells her how torn she is between Rafe and EJ. Caroline surprises her by telling her to marry EJ. In the meantime, EJ tells Stefano he brought up marriage to Sami and speaks of his determination to make sure she never learns he was the one who kidnapped Sydney. After being shut down by Maggie, Victor returns home and starts drinking. Vivian calls him on it. He refuses to discuss Maggie with her and reminds Vivian of their marriage arrangement concerning Bo and Carly. Alone, Vivian wishes she could find a way to make Victor love her.

Theo tells Bo that Ciara’s treasure were wallets she got from her mom. Bo questions Ciara, who finally admits she took the wallets from Hope. Vivian, meanwhile, accuses Carly of trying to kill Bo, since she already killed Lawrence. Carly explains to Hope why she killed Lawrence. Her explanation subconsciously resonates and rattles Hope as it parallels what “Nighttime” Hope feels toward Bo. Hope turns in early, surprised to find her pill bottle is empty. She decides to deal with the matter the next day and takes a pill she finds at the bottom of her purse. She wakes up as “Nighttime” Hope. Thanks to Carly, she now knows what to do about Bo. Carly runs into Vivian and chews her out for accusing her of trying to harm Bo. Vivian is unrepentant. Vivian realized Carly is keeping yet more secrets from her and vows to find out what they are. Dr. Baker worries about Nicole and Hope, but decides it’s safe to leave town. Fay calls Nicole and thanks her for money she sent. Worried about Baker, Nicole cuts the call short. She asks EJ to loan her Marco. When Marco arrives, she tells him to pay Baker a visit.

Rafe learns that nearly all the locations in Nicole’s coded diary are empty. He finds one more location that makes him think whatever Nicole is hiding will be there. Meanwhile, Caroline tells Sami if she loves Rafe she needs to follow her heart. Sami bumps into Rafe and nearly tells him about EJ’s discussion of marriage. She stops herself when she sees how distracted he is by work, unaware he’s trying to find out the reason behind Nicole and EJ’s truce. Sami goes back to EJ and he offers her a sincere and romantic proposal of marriage. Later, Rafe shows up at Fay’s place of work.

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Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section below.   

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DAYS Ben & Ciara Wed: What Did You Think of the Nuptials & Its Explosive Aftermath? (PHOTOS)

On Wednesday and Thursday, Days of our Lives delivered the Cin wedding as Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal) finally tied-the-knots, and of course, like a juicy, soapy nuptial in Salem, it came with: bumps in the road, a gorgeous ceremony featuring heartfelt vows and … an explosion that rocked the church and detoured the young couple’s happiness.

DAYS rolled out the red carpet for this one complete with many extras, a huge church gathering, quite the wedding dress for Victoria Konefal to wear, and emotional performances by the on-screen bride and groom.

Shortly after Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) pronounced the two, husband and wife, and as Ben is waiting for his bride to begin their lives as newlyweds together, … as she approaches him in the vestibule of the church, a bomb goes off, and Ben is caught in the explosion.

Watch some of the images from the ‘Photo Album’ of Ben and Ciara’s wedding below.

Then, let us know via the comment section below, what you thought of the Cin nuptials? Did you love them? Are you upset about the explosion? And the big question.. who is responsible for planting a bomb in the church? Share your thoughts and theories.

First, check out our gallery of the big day below.

Ciara meets Ben at the altar
Allie makes a lovely and pregnant, Maid of Honor.
Hope and Ciara  have a mother/daughter chat before the wedding begins.
Best Man, Will and the groom, Ben at the altar.
Rafe walks the bride down the aisle.
The wedding party!
Ben kisses Ciara's hand during nuptials
The Cin kiss!
Ben and Ciara ... they did it, They tied the knot!
Ben at vestibule waiting for Ciara.
Ciara walking towards her husband amid confetti.
Ciara goes flying when an explosion rocks the church!
Ben is caught in the explosive ending to his nuptials
The happy couple. after all their trials & tribulations had this magical moment together.
Ciara meets Ben at the altar

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DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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