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DAYS Recap – May 30 – June 3rd

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Taylor urges Nicole to set EJ free. Nicole refuses and orders Taylor to leave town or she’ll destroy EJ. Meanwhile, Stefano tells his son that he believes Rafe2 has fallen in love with Sami. EJ is still convinced he’s come back to extort money from them. Stefano warns that either way, the imposter must be eliminated. Later, Nicole shows up and tells EJ that Taylor unknowingly blabbed about him running the drug business. Now Nicole has even more ammunition against him. She also informs him that her sister is leaving town. EJ is devastated. Meanwhile, Taylor bids goodbye to Lexie and Brady. Rafe runs into Dario, who is shocked to learn he’s back with Sami. Rafe wants to reach out to his brother but knows he must act more like his imposter. After Rafe leaves, Melanie advises Dario not to give up on Rafe – family is too important. Meanwhile, Rafe pays his doppelganger a visit. Carly realizes she’s falling for Daniel, but tries to cover when she goes on a family lunch date with him and Melanie. The three of them bond as Melanie tells her parents she wants to become a nurse practitioner. Later, Carly goes back to the hospital where she confides in Lexie about her feelings for Daniel. Alone in her office, Carly is able to resist taking a pill as she thinks about her family. Brady warns Daniel to be good to Jennifer. Meanwhile, Hope visits Jennifer and finds her cousin contemplating sexy lingerie. Jennifer confides she’s worried she doesn’t stack up to Rebecca and Chloe. Hope helps her work through her insecurities. But after Hope leaves, Jennifer still decides to tweak her appearance,

EJ is devastated to learn from Nicole that Taylor has left town. After receiving confirmation from Lexie, he is pushed further to a dark place. Angry at the world, EJ assures an impatient Stefano that he will personally take care of the Rafe imposter, who, of course, is actually Rafe. Meanwhile, Rafe grills his lookalike to get information on the DiMeras. After much give and take, Rafe still comes up empty. The imposter warns that the DiMeras will catch on to his impersonation act sooner rather than later. When they do, Rafe is a dead man. Brady finds Nicole crying in the park. He points out that she has pushed away everyone who has ever loved her, including him. He warns she has no one but herself to blame for her misery. Justin and Adrienne arrange for Chloe to have a brief visit with Parker. Chloe is overjoyed, but heartbroken when she must once again say goodbye to her son. She promises the social worker that she will continue her progress in becoming a good mother. Meanwhile, Quinn works on both his drug business and another mystery side business. Later, he meets up with Chloe and charms her. He invites her to dinner and she gladly accepts.

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Vivian is pleased to learn Maggie and Victor have split. She goes to Maggie’s house to rub it in. Victor comes upon them and chastises Vivian, but Maggie is hurt anew when he quickly leaves afterwards. EJ explains to Stefano why he personally must be the one to eliminate the “imposter.” Stefano insists they hire someone else. EJ ignores his father and secretly uses a dirty cop to call Rafe and tell him Dario has been detained on the pier. EJ lies in wait for him with a gun. When he hears footsteps, he moves to confront him and is stunned to come face-to-face with Taylor instead. Rafe finds Fay’s cameo in the imposter’s duffel bag and wonders to whom it belonged. Nicole drops by the loft and is surprised Rafe is back. He’s stunned to learn “he” (the imposter) kissed Nicole. Later, Nicole asks Stefano what he intends to do about Rafe. Stefano shuts her down.

Daniel tells Victor he plans to take things slow with Jennifer. Meanwhile, Jennifer tells Abigail she looks forward to doing just the opposite. Daniel arrives at Jennifer’s and is surprised by her new, sexy look. He’s even more surprised (and puzzled) by her seductive behavior as she insists they have an intimate dinner at home. Later, Daniel gets beeped and tells Jennifer he has to go to the hospital. He gives her a peck on the cheek, leaving Jennifer wondering where she went wrong. Jealous Dario watches Brady and Melanie play pool with Chad and Abigail. He blows up at Melanie and leaves. Melanie wonders what his problem is. Abigail points out that it’s her.

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On his way to the pier, Rafe runs into Dario and realizes the DiMeras were trying to set him up. Meanwhile, Sami is furious at discovering the cameo and she wonders what other women the imposter hurt. Rafe returns to the loft and they decide to question the imposter once more. They are waylaid by Gabi, who rips into her brother for his erratic behavior. She suddenly collapses and Rafe rushes her to the hospital. When he learns Gabi is fine, he returns to the loft and hears from Caroline that Sami has left. He realizes Sami has gone to see the imposter on her own. Meanwhile, Sami arrives at the secured room and is alarmed when she finds it empty. Suddenly the door closes behind her, and she whirls around to face the imposter, who is free from his bindings. At the pier, EJ is stunned that Taylor has not left town after all. She takes him back to her hotel room, and she explains she only wanted Nicole to think she left; she won’t give up on being with him. Noting his gun, EJ sadly admits he hasn’t changed. He’s surprised when Taylor accepts him anyway. EJ and Taylor finally make love, together at last.

Jennifer is disappointed when Daniel leaves their date, not knowing he’s trying to be respectful. Maggie drops by and she and Jennifer drown their sorrows in ice cream. Later, Daniel returns and Jennifer looks a mess. She’s mortified but he tells her she’s adorable and that he wants her just the way she is. They end up in a steamy embrace. Dario denies to Adrienne and Justin that he cares for Melanie, but they know better. Later, Melanie confronts Dario, and to his own surprise, he finally admits he has feelings for her. Chloe meets Quinn for a date and almost catches him watching the video he took of them making love. She remains unaware of his dark side. Later, Quinn runs into Vivian at the park and it’s clear they know one another.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sonny Goes Off On Scheming Gabi & This Week Maggie Remembers The Night Adrienne Was Killed

Things are definitely reaching a boiling point in Salem.  First, if you caught last Friday’s episode, it featured a terrific scene between Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Camila Banus (Gabi) that shook everyone to its core.   Gabi, who has now been arrested at the PCPD for her crimes against Julie and her schemes against Lani, gets a visit from Sonny, and boy is he angry.  At the time of their visit, Justin (Wally Kurth) has already told Sonny that he doubts there is any way that Gabi will avoid prison time.

Realizing that both Ari’s parents are looking like they will be in prison, he asks Gabi, “Who gets the fun job of explaining this to Ari?” Ari loves Julie. He exclaims,”How I am supposed to explain that her mother tried to kill her multiple times?”

Distraught and thus facing parenting alone, Sonny screams at Gabi if she even knows her daughter exists!?  Gabi thinks Sonny is being horrible to her, but stands by her actions that Julie needed to pay.  Sonny just shakes his head in disbelief.  Ari’s parents will both be in the slammer!  When DA James Giddens arrives (Terrell Tilford) he says that Gabi will get 10 years in prison with no time off for good behavior and no parole.   In these scenes. Smith and Banus really delivered the material and brought it to an emotional level that hit home to the viewers.

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And now this week, get ready for more drama.  Gabi may get a last minute reprieve, while Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) is so close to remembering what happened the night of the accident that killed Adrienne (Judi Evans) – how she was drunk in a car that caused the crash – and the victim of this is not only Adrienne, but Will (Chandler Massey) who was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

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In the latest promo for DAYS, look for Sonny to also lower the boom on Maggie with another deserved outburst and a homecoming for Will and Sonny.

So, what did you think of the scenes between Freddie and Camila? What do you hope happens to Maggie after her remembrance of the night of the crash is revealed? What will Xander (Paul Telfer) and Victor (John Aniston) to next and all of their plans seem to be unraveling? Comment below.  But first check out the scene from Friday between Camila and Freddie, and this week’s promo for DAYS>

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DAYS Wally Kurth, Chandler Massey & Freddie Smith Deliver Gut-Wrenching ‘Power Performance of the Week”

This past week on Days of our Lives brought the tears and the drama tenfold, in one of the most riveting, don’t-miss-a-moment, weeks in recent history on any daytime drama series.

While unfortunately the show did not air on NBC during its regularly scheduled timeslots on all coasts (due to the President Donald Trump impeachment hearings) the episodes were available on NBC.com, the NBC app and on the Cozi TV network.

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And this week we cannot sound-the-trumpets enough for three men; who gave us moments of heartache that will be remembered for some time to come, pulling out all the stops, and showing us why they remain three of the most popular and talented actors in our genre. So many people have been commenting on social media on the authenticity and realness of the performances (yes, it’s within soapy circumstances), but throughout made us feel their pain right along with them.

On DAYS, this was the week they went back in time to finally show the viewers how things ended up the way they currently are in the time jump that happened last November on-air.  And in five “OMG” episodes, head writer Ron Carlivati and his team laid out for us how one fateful night, “Mother’s Day” changed the course of lives for so many in Salem.

Chief among them, Will (Chandler Massey) landing in prison for Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) death, when in fact, he was not the responsible party at all.  But in these flashback episodes, Will’s relationship with his husband, Sonny (Freddie Smith), his father-in-law, Justin (Wally Kurth) is forever changed because he believed he was the one behind the wheel that caused the crash that ultimately took Adrienne’s life, and took Sonny’s mother from him … and Justin’s wife from him.

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In the flashback to the horrible night: at the hospital, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) has told Justin that Adrienne didn’t make it following the injury sustained to her head in the accident, and now Justin has to tell Sonny.  He tearfully tells his son, “We lost her. Your mother’s dead!”  As the men console each other and break down in each other’s arms, Will, who is there, and who was trying to tell Sonny his part in the accident, is horrified to learn Adrienne died.  Kayla asks Justin and Sonny if they want to say goodbye to Adrienne.  Sonny breaks down again at just the thought of it.  And at this point, we are sure DAYS fans are reaching for the hankies.

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While Will’s guilt is too much for him to bear, Justin and Sonny go say goodbye to Adrienne, It is here that it was almost too hard to watch, but we soap viewers can’t turn away.  That’s because it was just an unbelievable raw performance from Freddie Smith; as a young man who has to say goodbye to the mother he loves and on Mother’s Day to boot. Then, Justin kisses Adrienne’s forehead, remembers the first time he saw her crying in a flashback, and in tears asks his beloved wife, how is he supposed to go on without her.  In addition, Justin recalls proposing to Adrienne with Kayla there beside him trying to comfort him.

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In the hospital waiting area, Will tries to talk to Sonny to tell him that he caused the accident.  Will blurts out, “I killed your mother.”  Sonny, who is so grief-stricken, cannot believe what Will is saying, but then Sonny learns Will was distracted when he was texting his mother Sami on Mother’s Day while in the car because he was so busy. (Yup, Will forgot to do it earlier in the day)  Sonny lets Will have it with: “My mom is dead because you were texting?!” As Sonny’s grief and anger escalates, Justin walks in and learns Will caused Adrienne death and then lowers the boom on Will: “The love of my life is dead…because of you!”

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And if all of this wasn’t enough to have you bawling your eyes out by now, it is punctuated by the ultra-sad moment where a defeated Will has to leave his husband and his father-in-law alone because they don’t want him there.  Before he exits, Will turns to them and says, that he wishes it had been him who died in the crash, as tears stream down his face.

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What powerful and effective performances by Wally Kurth, Chandler Massey, and Freddie Smith.  And so, with all of that said, Michael Fairman TV names this trio the “Power Performance of the Week”.

What did you think of the key scenes in Adrienne’s death and the aftermath featuring Wally, Chandler and Freddie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

And, for more with Chandler and some behind the scenes content of the car crash, and his thoughts on the storyline, check out his new interview feature posted on the DOOL app Friday night.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Will and Sonny Call It Quits

On Monday’s episode of Days of our Lives, Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Chandler Massey (Will) once again delivered heart-breaking scenes as the love story of WilSon took a dramatic turn.

After Sonny is summoned to the prison to see Will, the two have an emotional conversation, in which Will tells Sonny he knows that he kissed Evan (Brock Kelly) thanks to Kate (Lauren Koslow(.  Sonny assured Will that the he is not with Evan, but Will says, “Not yet.”

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Will goes on to say that what he did by taking the life of Sonny’s mom, and Justin’s (Wally Kurth) wife has put Sonny in an untenable situation and their marriage.  While Sonny calls it a tragic accident, Will will not allow Sonny to live his life with the ball and chain around him which is now an incarcerated Will, who will serve a prison term for what seems like years.

Knowing Sonny’s animosity towards Will, as much as he protests he doesn’t have it, Will asks for a divorce as tears well-up in Sonny’s eyes. Will mentions Justin’s recent prison visit and how they ran into each other.  Sonny tells Will just what Justin told him, that he is like a son to him. But Will feels so much guilt for taking the woman Justin loved away from him, and Sonny’s beloved mother, Adrienne.

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Then, Sonny asks if this is really about Evan.  Will says he  is just a catalyst as he wants Sonny to be happy with Evan, or whoever else he wants to be with in the future.  Will says he loves his husband so much that he wants him to find happiness again, and he knows he won’t if he is tethered to him.  Will tells Sonny he knows his daughter is in good hands with him and Gabi (Camila Banus) and he needs to honor Sonny for all that he had meant to him by loving him by setting him free.

The two men come to the harsh realization by finally admitting to one another that this was a long time coming.  With tears streaming down his face, Sonny says to Will, that when Will asked him to stop visiting him in prison, he knew their marriage was over, but neither could muster up the  courage to end it.

In the end, they both say how sorry they are, and say goodbye as Will is taken by the prison guard back to his cell as Sonny ls left devastated.

Freddie and Chandler reminded us all of why WilSon has been a continuing power couple on DAYS with their performances.  Now the question is; can Sonny and Will work their way back to each other, or is this the final straw in their lengthy relationship?

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Share your thoughts on the key scenes and performances. Then let us know, are you sad WilSon are breaking up? Or, are you glad? Comment below.

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