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DAYS Recap – Sept 27 – Oct 1st

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Rafe and Sami get the call that EJ has woken up. EJ calls for Sami and refers to her as his wife. Rafe learns that EJ doesn’t remember anything beyond the wedding, but thinks he is faking. Sami fears seeing EJ, but finally goes in. Will EJ remember what happened? Chloe’s remarks cause Nicole to go to Pookie’s grave at the pet cemetery, and lament over her loss. Meanwhile, Vivian worries Brady will kill her, but his real concern is his mother and getting her remains back from the pet cemetery where Vivian put her. Later, Brady goes to the pet cemetery and speaks with the caretaker, Keith, to arrange a transfer. Unfortunately, Nicole sees him. While talking with Carly, Nathan reveals his real feelings about Chloe. Daniel overhears and confronts Nathan about why he doesn’t like Chloe.  Meanwhile, Kayla overhears Stephanie and Ian talking about the paternity results and forces the truth out of Stephanie.  Stephanie is a mess as she thinks all may be falling apart. Later, Carly comes to think Nathan may be the one Chloe slept with and goes to ask her. Nathan finds an upset Stephanie, who seems ready to reveal all even as Kayla appears ready to do the same with Daniel. Sami realizes EJ thinks they’re married and has no memory of getting busted at their wedding. Lexie tells Sami and Rafe that she must keep up the pretense or EJ’s blood pressure could spike and cause a brain hemorrhage. Sami reluctantly brings Johnny and Sydney to see EJ. Johnny tells his father that he and Sydney are now living with Sami and Rafe. Carly asks Chloe if she had the one night stand with Nathan. Chloe neither denies nor confirms her suspicion. Instead, she convinces her not to pursue the matter because she only wants to look forward. Philip, meanwhile, finds Melanie’s perfect home, which is two blocks from Maggie. Melanie runs into Nathan and recalls when he said “I love you, Melanie” in his sleep. She covers with him, but she tells Carly the truth. Carly thinks Melanie made the right choice in choosing Philip. Meanwhile, Chloe runs into Philip, and tells him Carly suspects Nathan was her one night stand. She is convinced she nipped Carly’s curiosity in the bud. Stephanie nearly tells Nathan about the switched paternity tests, but pulls back and just tells him about her fight with Kayla. Nathan thinks it was over their living together. Stephanie neither confirms nor denies, but returns to her mom to face the music. Kayla, meanwhile, waits to tell Daniel he’s not the father of Chloe’s baby as they reminisce. Daniel reminds Kayla about a hospital mix-up in which Kayla saved the day. Kayla remembers it, and then has second thoughts about telling Daniel the truth. Later, she tells Stephanie it’s possible the test showing Daniel is not the father was a simple clerical error and she thinks she knows a way to find out for sure.

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Sami must continue the ruse with EJ that they are married and Rafe tries to be supportive. It’s hard on both of them when Rafe walks in on EJ kissing Sami. Stefano comes to visit and EJ reveals to his father that he’s faking and remembers everything! Meanwhile, Rafe takes Sami back to the Brady Pub, and to cheer her up, he wants to take her and the kids somewhere for a surprise. Kate is worried about keeping two secrets from Stefano: her call to Sami ratting out EJ about wanting to take the kids, and that Chad is Stefano’s son. She decides to ease her conscience by getting one secret off the table and calls Chad over, but doesn’t tell him, just pitches him the idea of a paid internship with DiMera Enterprises. Chad gets the wrong idea and thinks Kate is coming on to him. EJ explains to Stefano that he’s faking his amnesia to gain the upper hand over Sami when it comes to custody of the kids. His explanation is interrupted by a blood pressure spike, and Nathan makes Stefano wait outside. Stefano confides in Kate that EJ does remember everything. Kate is guilty about the secrets she is still keeping from her husband. When he feels better, EJ finally tells Stefano that he remembers who shot him. Rafe brings Sami and the kids to their new home. Their domestic bliss is undermined by the situation with EJ, though Sami, Rafe and Will do their best to put aside their respective worries. Later, Rafe and Sami discuss getting married as soon as possible. Nicole realizes that Vivian is in the sarcophagus and that Brady was responsible for putting her there. Initially, she thinks he’s covering at Victor’s behest, but after a visit from Victor, she realizes that Brady acted alone. Only Nicole knows where Vivian is.

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Rafe still believes Will shot EJ, and he encourages Sami to get everything out in the open. Later, Roman stops by. He’s on his way to get a statement from EJ. Apparently, he’s lucid enough now to talk. Sami hopes he won’t remember anything. Rafe notes it won’t stop Stefano from going after whoever did this. Later, after Roman goes, Rafe continues to press Sami. Finally, she snaps and says she knows who shot EJ. At the same time, EJ tells Stefano he knows who shot him. He claims he shot himself. He explains that he was drunk and thinking about committing suicide that night. Stefano corrects him by stating the facts. He believes it was most likely Sami, although now that he knows EJ took the gun out of the drawer, it could still be Will. Roman arrives to take EJ’s statement. Will EJ finger Sami? Vivian hopes Nicole will turn Brady in and get her out of the sarcophagus, but Brady starts to play Nicole. Vivian thinks Nicole is going to seduce Brady to get her out. However, Nicole is the one who falls for Brady’s seduction instead. Philip and Melanie lose another house and they find out Victor is behind it. It’s clear his intention is to keep them at Maggie’s so he’ll have an excuse to visit. Maggie is perplexed. She told him there could be nothing between them. Philip makes a decision and decides he and Melanie will move back into the mansion. Victor has no choice but to accept this. However, he’s slightly disappointed, as is Maggie.

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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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