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DAYS Reveals The Identify Of The Necktie Killer!

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In a major moment on Thursday’s Days of our Lives, the NBC soap opera kicked it up even another notch with the reveal of who is the latest serial murdered on the Salem canvas  … the necktie killer!

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read any further if you have not seen today’s airshow.

In a key scenes, Abigail (Kate Mansi) tries to tell Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) that she wants to be with him, even though he broke off their engagement, and that Chad (Billy Flynn) is not the problem in their relationship.  After giving it some thought, he tells Abigail that he wants them to leave Salem tonight to start a new life together.  Abigail says she has to first say goodbye to her family, but she will go tomorrow.   Later, Clyde (James Read) comes to visit Ben.   That is when Ben tells his father that he won’t be needing the house he got for him and Abigail as they are leaving town. Ben gives Clyde back the keys to their new home.

However, Clyde tells Ben there is no reason he should leave. There is an APB out for the arrest of Chad DiMera for the murders of Serena Mason (Melissa Archer), Paige Larson (True O’Brien), and the attempted murder of Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall).  Chad will no longer be a problem for Ben and Abigail’s relationship.  Upon hearing this news, Ben’s demeanor changes.  He gloats and decides that he and Abigail will indeed stay put in Salem.

Later alone in a spine-chilling moment, Ben takes out a blue container from under the bed.  He opens it up, revealing the neckties and all the paraphernalia he used to murder Serena and Paige!  Indeed, Ben is the necktie killer!  Later, he gathers up the incriminating evidence puts it in a trash bag and throws it into the deep waters of Salem!

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Watch today’s “killer” scenes featuring Rob Scott Wilson below!  Let us know what you thought of the reveal! Did you think the killer would turn out to be Ben?  Are you enjoying Rob’s heel turn as a creepy Ben?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

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denisefan
denisefan

This serial killer story is an obvious device to reconstitute the cast. Best wishes on your career Rob!

Mom3
Mom3

All I can say is if Ben is the killer I will rethink watching the show. Ben has been a good guy for years and now to make room for Chad they have to make him crazy. If they didn’t viewers may not understand why Abby would choose Chad over Ben. They are doing the same thing with Aiden and I hate it.

Priscilla
Priscilla

Mom3, I told my husband and friend long before they showed Ben as the murderer, that he was weird and something odd in his eyes. Then he started tracking Abby with that ap on her phone! My hubby said, “You are ALWAYS right!” Then when the murders started, I thought, “Yeah their going to try to make us believe it’s hillbilly Clyde.” I knew it wasn’t. Even when he ran th rough the park and was out of breath, I knew it wasnt him. He may have “seen” Ben but it wasnt Clyde. I’ve always wanted Abby to be with Chad. She loves him, he loves her and that’s his baby. Sorry that you wanted it to go the opposite direction, but I’ll admit that I’m happy it is going, although slowly, in the right direction.

Ricardo
Ricardo

I am not surprised at all, I knew Ben was the killer. Days is getting good now. Its the soap to watch right now.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

It will become even better because viewers have dropped their guard…Ben isn’t the killer.

mary
mary

Except Corday said the killer would be revealed on Sept 24. And Ben is apparently being written off the canvas. Ben does have motive to kill and have Chad blamed.

Thom Boise,ID
Thom Boise,ID

I 100% agree. I think it is Daniel. He had that menacing look on his face when he walked into Marlena’s room. He was looking at her as how did you survive and what do you remember!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Wow, 4ever! Ben, isn’t the killer? I trust whatever you say. So, do you think this is to side-track us? Is he covering for his father? OOOOOH… Days is getting really good.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I agree. Days is the soap to watch right now! And I think the suspense, the pacing, the mood–I listened to the music closely on the clip–add to that “must watch” element. And, I’ll say again, I think James Read as Clyde is terrific. I also think the young actors playing Chad and Abigail are simply great. Their scenes play like the great film “noir” of the 40s. Bravo. Give me more!
And, I loved “Stephen Earl” Patch yesterday and all the flashbacks as he and Kayla thought about the past. The relating of the Patch and Kayla love story by Patch to his son Joey was totally disarming. And I was so happy to hear Patch play that harmonica! Brought back such sweet memories for me. Can you tell I am loving Days?

Harry
Harry

Nancy, only watched the last few episodes sporadically, but I would say you are spot on right here.
This is really good day time drama going on here.

Les
Les

Nancy, glad to see you and Harry on board for Days of Our Lives! I think it is going to be quite a ride…

Virginia
Virginia

I agree with you. I told my friends 2 weeks ago the killer was Ben……..love it, love it and Steve & Bo are back too, Days is “heating” up. I’m in heaven. I love the ‘old’ Days stuff.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Yes, DAYS is turning into must-see-tv. I have loved the shows that have been airing lately because it reminds me of the DAYS from the mid-80s when everything was going on and all the characters were so appealing whether they were good or evil. I do have to say that I had the finger pointed at Andre but having Ben turn out to be the killer was a nice surprise for me!!!

Priscilla
Priscilla

Ricardo, I totally agree! As I stated to “Mom3” above, I have known for a long time that Ben was creepy! He is insecure, controlling and just gives off that fake ass kissing vibe. Hate to say it and am sure some folks are going to disagree, but he is also sooo not attractive either. Chad loves her, she loves him and that’s his baby. Plus he is better looking. Team “Chabby” all the way!

su0000
su0000

heh..
I only watched off & on when I had empty time to it slip it into my soap viewing schedule lol.
And– I knew it was Ben because he is a jerk and jerks are always the guys the audience want to see hung or they simply get hung because they are jerks….

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I believe there’s a hell of a lot more than meets the eye!

Ben is not the murderer. He’s a copycat.

Virginia
Virginia

Hey , if Ben is a copycat he’s good. His dad should be put away. I can’t stand him, he is the best Bad Guy ever !!!!

Torqumada
Torqumada

He’s a good actor. But this means the end of stint doesn’t it.

blake
blake

No surprise for me. I have been saying for a while that Ben and Clyde have worked together to frame Chad.

blake
blake

Doesn’t that dummy know that the evidence will be found one day, it’s just going to float in that plastic bag til a fisherman finds it.

Jules
Jules

HAHA! I wondered why he left all that air in the bag too. What a genius!

Thom Boise,ID
Thom Boise,ID

He put that hook pulley in the bag as a weight

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

One or two can kill and frame others for the murder, but some can be innocent of murder and still frame others for murder!

Just because Ben had the murder paraphernalia doesn’t make him a murderer. He may have attacked Marlena with no intention of killing her, but to only frame Chad.

blake
blake

That’s why I said ben and Clyde worked together,

clh
clh

Predictable, once they decided they were going to get rid of so many cast members. Was either going to be him or Aiden. The two actors they should be keeping they’re getting rid of to accommodate all the “stars” coming back that won’t stay long anyway.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

The only thing predictable is several viewers drawing conclusions without hard evidence.

BTW, some of the returning stars are longterm returns!

clh
clh

I hope you are right, I love Rob, just not with Abigail. As far as the others staying, I’ll wait and see. They have come and gone so many times it’s a revolving door.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yeah! Not just a day’s job of making a guest appearance and fading from view–like another not-so-memorable anniversary show that was a big bust.

Justin
Justin

Yes, it was obvious about 2 weeks after I started watching. I used to watch when Vivian was on and Marlena was possessed, so I decided to check it out now for the 50th. I usually only watch GH which has turned into a snore fest. Originally, I thought he creepy dad who was on North and South did it, but it became obvious in the past 2 weeks that it was the son. The last time I was surprised by a storyline on a soap was when Iva turned out to be Lily’s mother and not Shannon on As The World Turns. May Douglas Marland rest in peace. There are just no surprises anymore, because nobody can weave a good story without it being too obvious to even someone like me, who sped through half of the hour most days and still figured it out. I hope there’s something more interesting to come. This was a yawn-fest. I miss the days of good soaps like “The Edge Of Night”, 30 minutes of high drama. Now it’s 30 minutes of being high and having 10 minutes of sex.

Mike
Mike

Oh, Douglas Marland and As the World Turns. He was the best at shocking surprises and fantastic revelation scenes. James is alive and the mysterious monk at Castle McKechnie? Iva is Lily’s mother? Duncan is Beatrice’s father, not her brother? And Lily finding out Josh was her dad? Lily sleeping with Dusty after finding out Holden knew the truth? Doug is Kim’s stalker? Sabrina is Kim and John’s daughter???

Those were the days!

Kat Hilderbrand
Kat Hilderbrand

Doug Marland knew how to tell a story for sure. We need someone else like him at each of the 4 soaps. That would save all 4 soaps forever!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

The only thing obvious to me is it doesn’t take much for people to believe what they are being led to believe…Smoke and mirrors.

Justin
Justin

Enjoy your show. I’m going back to GH. I need a nap. Yawn.

Jules
Jules

I was more shocked when they showed the killer in Marlena’s room and then cut to Daniel. THAT made my heart pound!! To learn 5 minutes later it was Ben was more of a let down if I’m being honest, especially after how my whole body reacted thinking it was Dr. Love. I know Ben makes more sense given then current plot, but to have someone like Daniel (who’s motive would be hard to explain, but his relationship with the women wouldn’t have been) turn up to be a killer made my skin jump at what a surprise that would have been.

(***Secretly still hoping it’s EJ though. Again, wouldn’t make sense that he’d kill these women or be a killer, but I just am hoping that JS is a return no one has spoiled yet…like Trevor St John on OLTL 1.0 and 2.0***)

Jules
Jules

I just keep thinking, that set up for Daniel was so much better. Just scarier and edgier- dark room, guy in a mask slides in, Marlena can’t scream….bam! Dr. Daniel! All that was missing was the thunder and lightning effects!

Also, Daniel’s new face hair definitely upped the creepy factor lol.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

ToDAYS episode only proves that Ben may have attacked Marlena…and if he did, it doesn’t mean he’s the actual murderer!

We didn’t see who attacked Marlena. Ben does have the murder paraphernalia, but that could be because he is a copycat, which would mean the real killer is still unknown.

I believe Dr. Daniel Jonas is the Necktie Killer!!! I refuse to believe Ben is the killer just because he had and disregarded those items!

Show me something more concrete and I’ll believe it…The Show Me State is where I was born and raised!!!!!

Many fans and soap reporters have been tricked with nothing but circumstantial evidence.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I believe Ben is involved in framing Chad, but not the killer. I hope Daniel is the killer too.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I can agree with you to a point. I don’t think it’s really Ben either. But, I don’t think it’s Daniel. I could see Daniel killing Serena. I think he still blamed her for what Xander did to Nicole. I can’t see him killing Paige. Daniel liked her and supported her dream of being a physician. But, rumor has it that Shawn Christian is leaving. So, you could be right.

My money is on Clyde. He’s a slime ball and I don’t think anything is past him.

Eddie
Eddie

I can accept Dr Jonas as Serena’s killer because what happened to Nichole and Eric started with her. But I just can’t accept that Dr Jonas would kill Paige. And, he certainly wouldn’t attack Marlena.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yep…i agree Ben isnt the killer but Rafe will shoot him dead and Hope will be there to comfort him…so the real killer Aiden will target Rafe as his next victim…meanwhile, a grieving Abby will sing the theme from ‘Ben’ as her Ben lays dieing in the Salem Square…lol

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Well, this all sounds good, but I don’t know if Abby has the chops to pull off singing the classic “Ben”.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Jimh, are you saying Abby’s Ben is a rat? lol

Mike
Mike

I’m still confused over the details in today’s episode. So, Ben and Abigail had a fight at the hospital. Ben goes and … changes clothes at home to come back to attack Marlena? Or, like Spider-Man, has his killer costume stashed in different places around Salem so it’s always a convenient change? Meanwhile, Abigail goes back home and is obviously there while Marlena is being attacked, but Ben comes home, having changed again – but later, when she leaves, he pulls out his box of red ties (so glad he thought about theme colors before embarking on his new serial killer career) and mask and gloves. So … how did they get in the box? Cause he never had an opportunity to put the mask and gloves in the box. Unless, of course, he truly does have various costumes stashed around Salem.

Tom84
Tom84

I agree Mike – that’s what makes me think Ben is a red herring and the identity of the killer is yet to be revealed.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Nope don’t believe it was Ben. I believe Ben got some red ties and such, because he was planning to use them to get the police more evidence toward Chad, but once Chad was being sought he decided to ditch his plan. Ben being the killer is way to obvious. This is supposed to be a long and layered murder mystery– the killer being revealed on a Thurs. and not in sweeps– sorry folks, not falling for it– Ben is not killer.

blake
blake

Now that makes sense, good catch there!

Mollie
Mollie

I believe you are 100% correct!
Good logic, Mary.

Harry
Harry

Mary, I do so hope you’re right. I only just started watching Days but recognize the actor who plays Ben as Petey Courtlandt from Prospect Park’s AMC–he’s a really magnetic actor and I would rather not see him go. I think he’s a terrific and interesting actor.
I also do not want it to be Chad because I think the actor who plays him is going to be a big star–there is something very unique about that young man.
Now why did Dr Dumbass (the doctor who looks just like Will Ferrell) creep into Marlena’s dark hospital room wearing monochromatic black thereby scaring her half to death while knowing full well she was almost murdered by a man wearing all black?
Either Dr Dumbass is the killer or he is the dumbest doctor in Salem’s history. Either way, I would not want him as my doctor.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I hope it’s Dr. Dumbass because I could not stand the years of tongue-bathing St. Daniel received from everyone in Salem. I don’t even dislike Shawn Christian so much as the character Daniel. He started out as a creeper, maybe he’ll end that way too.

Don’t know why he would suddenly turn into a killer, especially toward innocent Paige, but I hope it is a great story no matter how it unfolds. I just love a great soapy murder mystery. So happy that viewers are interested and excited in DOOL again.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I’m thanking the soap gods for you chiming in, Mary SF!

I’m happy I’m not alone!!!!!

Kelly
Kelly

Ken Corday did say that the neck tie killer would be revealed to the viewing audience BUT NOT TO THE OTHER CHARACTERS on September 24. Which means that while we may know what the killer is Rafe, Marlena, Hope, John, Roman etc do not. Ben has every reason to frame Chad for murder. Abigail loves Chad and Ben knows that. Ben killed Serena because she was last seen with Chad. Ben killed Paige because she recognized him from Florida and was going to tell JJ. Ben tried to kill Marlena because she was helping Chad remember. Once Ben saw on the television that Chad was wanted for the murders of Paige and Serena and also the attempted murder of Marlena he decided to get rid of all the evidence pointing to him. Also, I will bet that Jordan is not the one who killed her mother; Chad is.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I been watching Days serial killers stories since the Salem Strangler, and if they are crafting an epic murder mystery in honor of that history, revealing Ben as the real killer this soon, to viewers, out of Sweeps, makes no sense to their bottom line.

The actor who plays Rafe said whenever you think you know what is going on then something else happens– If Corday said the killer will be revealed on the 24th, then I am going to assume there was a clue in the episode that if viewers caught it they might know who the real killer is—so he be telling the truth, but misdirecting us with Ben all at the same time.

Days are masters at murder mysteries– there is no fun in a mystery if we know who the killer is– so you can believe Ben did it, but I have faith that Days has something far more elaborate in mind– I don’t think the real killer will be reveal until maybe Feb Sweeps.

Perhaps there is more than one killer, in that case I could agree Ben might be one of them, but not the only one– but I still think it is way too soon for a reveal that big, out of Sweeps on a Thursday– the neck ties aren’t the only thing red– so is the herring.

Kelly
Kelly

Well, Robert Scott Wilson was asked by Janet Di Lauro -Days of our Lives Fan expert how he felt about playing the Days Neck tie Killer. Robert told her “I got what I wanted”.

Ken Corday made it clear in interviews that the killer would be revealed to the viewing audience on September 24, 2015. And Corday has said that the next tie killer will be revealed to the other characters during the week of the 50th anniversary show; that is unless he has changed his mind. He is the man who knows what is going to happen and when. What more is there to say?

As for Daniel (Shawn Christian) there is a rumour that he will be one the victims of the neck tie killer.

Thomas Jenkins
Thomas Jenkins

Kelly — Why would Chad kill Jordan’s mother?

Thomas Jenkins
Thomas Jenkins

Good-bye to Daniel, he is such a bore.
My feeling on Friday was, just because Ben grabbed some red neckties that doesn’t necessarily make him the killer. Doesn’t anyone watch 48 Hours – LoL – well maybe his plan was to use the red neck ties to further incriminate Chad, and once he heard the TV News report that Chad was in deep enough water, maybe Ben didn’t feel he needed them anymore.
Or maybe the whole thing was a dream.
Or….maybe the killer is JJ….or Hope’s bratty daughter…..or Jennifer…

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Best daytime soap right now. Hope folks tune in for the anniversary and stick around.

Mateo
Mateo

Everyone is missing one important scene from today’s episode that makes me think that Ben is not the killer. Right after Marlena was attacked by a man dressed in all black, with the mask, they cut to Jennifer Horton in the park. Who came up to her all out of breath and still dressed in all black? Clyde Weston! I personally think it’s him. He was around when Sabrina was killed and he was also around when Paige was killed and for the last few weeks Marlena has had that look of dread every time she runs into Clyde. To take Ben and turn him into a serial killer without any motivation other than jealousy is bad writing. Clyde makes more sense. It also makes more sense since there are rumors that Will will be the next victim. Clyde doesn’t like Will. This is just to throw the viewers off the track and to keep them watching till the killer strikes again at the Bicentennial for Salem. Oh what a tangled web the writers weave when first they practice to deceive.

Donna Kelly
Donna Kelly

I agree with you that was my first thought

carol
carol

Ben should ditch abigail. She is not trustworthy. Chad needs to leave salem. He’s creepy looking and does’nt respect women. Hope ben is not the serial killer and that chad is.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Yes, I thought it was Ben (after guessing a whole slew of others including Clyde, Rafe, Kristen, Sami and Andre). The episode the day before the big reveal clinched it for me. Ben finding Abigail with Chad and reacting the way he did gave it away.

Looking back now, it should have been obvious (hindsight is 20/20). A lot of focus has been placed on the Chad-Abigail-Ben triangle with Ben becoming a less likable character by the episode. I attributed that to the writers’ desire to change viewers minds about Ben and Abigail as a couple. (Something I didn’t appreciate them doing because I liked “nice” Ben and wanted him with Abigail. I did not appreciate the manipulation!) But I didn’t think Ben was the killer at first. I thought it would be sad for him when he found out it was Clyde.

But with the frame target being Chad, the door was open for it to be Ben or Clyde. I did not settle on it until the day before. There was something about how Ben was behaving that made me think he was the killer.

Congratulations to Robert Scott Wilson on his performance. He deserves an Emmy for the way he slowly turned the character of Ben. Too bad they can only submit clips for Emmy consideration. To fully appreciate what Robert Scott Wilson did, one one would have to string several clips together to show the gradual change.

Needless to say, I no longer want Abigail with Ben. The writers won that battle. I don’t know if Abigail is safe ANYWHERE in Salem. They might need to send her to London to have her baby!

That final scene with Ben standing on the dock after throwing the evidence into the Salem River was scary! I don’t know how much of the coming episodes I will be able to watch. That last shot was down right creepy!

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Another clue should have been Robert Scott Wilson’s participation in the project produced by Melissa Archer! When did he get time to do it unless he was already off Days?

Kathy
Kathy

Love this show. Glad Ben is the killer maybe Chad and Abby can finally get together.

Gerry
Gerry

You know you might be a red neck tie strangler if … you have a box of red neck ties under your bed.

But there is one element missing from Ben’s box of evidence. I think that Chad has been drugged during the two murders. It’s too coincidental that he had passed out drunk during these times. Ben couldn’t have risked Chad having an alibi for Paige’s murder, so he would have had to have drugged Chad. There was no trace of those drugs in that box. I think that Ben might have attacked Marlena to frame Chad because he knew that Chad was seeing her that day. And I don’t think he meant to kill her. I think he wanted her alive to point the finger at Chad.

Eddie
Eddie

Some of the sites (only a few) that have teased Will’s death hinted that it would happen when he came to Marlena’s rescue during an attack. If they were wrong about this then I hope they are wrong about the death.

I would much rather see Will go to Europe with Sonny, so that 3, 4, 5 yrs down the road the characters could be recast & come back to Salem for a new story line.

Mo
Mo

I wish Abby had stood up to Ben and not begged him to take her back and certainly not agreed to leave Salem with him. Jen is wrong. Abby doesn’t have a spine.

Did Abby take Chad to the same cabin where she had sex with his brother?

Was a little surprised about the reveal, but I thought Ben was on his way out anyway with the new writers.

Eddie
Eddie

The cabin where Abby & EJ met is out on the island. Chad is hiding in an abandoned warehouse along the docks.

Mo
Mo

Thanks Eddie. I wasn’t sure where they were.

Rob
Rob

He’s lucky he is pretty, all I’m saying….

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

You are so right. That being said, I actually found myself intrigued by his performance the last couple of eps.

Mo
Mo

I think the killer is little Ciara. She’s mad she doesn’t get to wear the earrings Sami bought her every day!

Jeremy
Jeremy

so, little Ciara plans to take out Will…as she’s not old enough, YET to travel to L.A. to off Sami!

hahahaha

Donna Kelly
Donna Kelly

I am hoping that Abby and Chad get together i don,t like her and Ben they are not suited for each other and i think that him and claude are both doing the the killing and pinning it on Chad

Vicki
Vicki

If you read what the actor who plays Ben says in this weeks new SOD Magazine. The actor is already done filming so he like some of the others who have been let go is still on for some time since they are so far ahead-He said he IS the killer and was told after the 1st 2 murders happened. If you look at Shawn Christian’s FB page he talks about his NEW work. WHO knows what to think-I think he DID kill the 1st two but I also think another killer is still out there.

lynn
lynn

Why is the actor playing Andre look as old as his dad Stefano I think Daniel is the killer Ben has a small frame the killer is about Daniel’s size

Susan
Susan

The killer could very well be Daniel and in a strange way it could make sense. The first to die was Serena whose involvement with Xander led to Nicole being placed in harm’s way. So Daniel’s killing of Serena was payback. He killed Paige because she saw something. It’s obvious why Daniel would have gone after Marlena. Yes, I know my theory is unbelievable but it’s all I’ve got so far. However, Robert Scott Wilson is said to have left Days with the last time we will see him will be sometime in January 2016.

Josh
Josh

Hi. May I chime in? This story, unless I am wrong, and I could be wrong, seems to be a nod to the Salem Strangler story that shocked daytime viewers and kept them guessing and nervously watching the horror unfold for months back in the early 80’s. It took a long while for the shocking reveal that it was Jake. Before we knew it was Jake, everyone thought it was “crazy” Eugene Bradford, who confessed to the killings and was even placed in a mental institution, until the murders resumed, even with Eugene in custody. Only a couple years later, the “sequel” story of the Salem Slasher terrified viewers even more (a knife was the weapon and the calling card was the black raven’s feather), keeping them guessing again and again, as a madman stalked and butchered the women of Salem for months. I recall that it seemed to be a looooong time and red herring after red herring before the true killer was revealed. Admittedly, the Roman reveal was much more shocking than the eventual reveal that the real killer was psychopathic Tony’s look-alike cousin (at the time) Andre DiMera, so for me, it was a letdown compared to the Jake Kositchek shocker a couple years before. 10 and 20 years later, respectively, Marlena was shockingly revealed to be the Salem Desecrator and the Salem Stalker, respectively, but, again, only after months of mystery and horror and “clues” cleverly placed to keep the audience guessing and second guessing. Both, again, were shocking horror stories that only DAYS seems to successfully pull off. These two stories were over-the-top and larger than life, unlike the Salem Strangler and Slasher stories, both of which were gritty and unnerving. Undoing the Stalker story, making Andre the villain and transporting the “not so dead” to Melaswen changed shocking and horrific to simply ludicrous; but what a fun ride up to that point! The Stalker story may have overshot and jarringly killed off too many core and legacy characters. Undoing it was necessary to save the show and its veteran cast, but Melaswen made me feel manipulated, so I tuned out for a while anyway. With DAYS’ history of running serial killer stories for many, many months and not revealing the killer until mid-point of the story arc, I’m not so confident that it’s Ben. Multiple potentially guilty faces were shown in that episode, and I can’t help but wonder about Daniel now, but we’re supposed to wonder. Then Ben? Too soon and too obvious. He may have wanted to frame Chad with a copycat attack, but now he doesn’t have to because he believes that Chad IS the killer and that he will soon be out of the way since the police are pursuing him. If this is the Salem Strangler redux, then this is far from over, and there will be a lot of twist and turns before the real killer(s) is revealed, and we’ll probably be tricked at least a couple more… Read more »

Mary SF
Mary SF

That’s what I’ve been saying, this is a long story with legs, it won’t be solved in the middle of September on a Thursday– if Ben is the killer than Days has really lost it’s mojo.

I went back to some websites that were revealing this spoiler and a number of them said the face of the killer will be revealed on Sept. 24– so I think someone in that episode is the killer, but everyone is jumping to the conclusion that it was Ben because he threw out some neckties that he was probably planning on planting in Chad’s room to frame him, when he realized he didn’t need to. Also, just because the actor said he was told he was the killer, doesn’t mean he wasn’t lied to by the writers– they will want to keep the real identity hush hush, which is hard to do in this day an age.

Personally, I think the face of the killer was revealed in Marlena’s hospital room when the room was dark and before it focus into Daniel—but that doesn’t mean it was Daniel, either, but in the split section there was a major clue for viewers who were paying attention for it.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Yes, Mary SF! I too have seen many people at various sites condemn DAYS for being unoriginal for revealing Ben as the killer…a person they suspected for a long time. I hope those same people step up and say how fooled they were and hope they don’t somehow turn against the outcome…some viewers get angry when the storyline doesn’t match the spoilers…as if the spoilers are a blueprint to the storylines!

And if Ben somehow turns out to be the actual killer (I still say no), I’m still having fun!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I hope you chime in more often, Josh!

Great take on everything!!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You are very convincing , 4ever. I’ll bite. Whoever the killer is, I hope Chad ( love him….so sexy to me) will be the one to get to him first and be the hero. Perhaps Chad will rescue Abby from the killer’s clutches. The only negative here is Chad with Abby. Yes, she’s been the loyal, good girl. But, she rubs me the wrong way. I find her to be neither pretty, fetching, winsome (lol) nor appealing or entertaining. She’s all over the place. Theresa, the tigress, will give Abby a run for her money any day of the week. LOL. Later, 4ever.

Patrick
Patrick

I’m a little disconcerted and disjointed… over Kate Mansi

so much time is spent on the new heralded supercouple… whilst melding the days of Ole”

John and Marlena
Kayla and Patch
Hope and BO

the eternally indomitable… spirited.. and much lauded.. Kassie DePaiva

by me.. so what?

I love this woman

that being said…

as posted… Billy Flynn has ever right to be featured… I’m so tired of watching the acting Kate Mansi vacillate her acting choices… perhaps the energies she readies between Ben and Chad are too vast… I certainly see the waste of time… of Ben… and the unrelatable to Chad

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I hear you. Kate Mansi gets waaaaaay too much air time. She needs to spend that time in acting class. Her craft needs a lot of work. Love Billy Flynn as Chad.

Kelly
Kelly

I want Abigail to kick Ben to the curb asap. His jealous tantrums are bordering on something dangerous. And I like Chad.

Jeremy
Jeremy

@ Patrick, loving loving loving Billy Flynn as Chad. He’ll be either be submitted for Lead or Supporting Actor work come spring. He’s so brilliant, and surprise, surprise, Rob Scott Wilson is absolutely growing into such a fine and specific actor, it took some time but he’s got it going on. And, I love Kate Mansi, she’s got that great communion with Billy Flynn, terrific unity between those to fine younger actors.
As for Kassie DePaiva, I’m so disappointed with DAYS for letting her go. She’s finally got worthy storyline going on with the murder of dear Paigey. What a loss, what stupid thing for DAYS to do, Kassie carried DAYS, sure the writing for Eve often times was not good, especially with the infatuation with JJ. I hope GH, will find a role for her, we can’t lose Kassie, she’s definitely revelant in daytime!!!

Mo
Mo

I hope Dr. Dan isn’t the killer! That scene where we saw him in Marlena’s room sure was scary though!

And please no more interrupting my soaps! I had the Pope for two days and then Boehner yesterday. 🙁

Susan
Susan

I don’t want Dr Dan to be the killer either. But isn’t he leaving Days. This could be the writers way of dealing with the problem.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I hate interruptions too, Mo, especially when the show is on fire!

Pop TV airs same day episodes at night. It’s the former TV guide channel.
Also, nbc.com shows the episodes the following day.

damien
damien

cant believe im doing a 180 on the chad/ abigail/ ben triangle
at first i wasnt sold but im loving a torn, teary abigail! kate mansi s been killing her desperation over staying with the supposed father of her baby and sacrificing her real love for chad di mera!
also loving the sub plot with jennifer crept out over clyde who im also crazy about right now!
throw in the new and returned salem docks set where chad s been hiding and ben tossed the neck ties and im addicted to this storyline on days!!!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

My stomach is “tie”d in knots, Damien!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, I know what you mean, 4ever. I just had a thought….will Ben try to kill Abby?
Is it really Ben, or are the flashbacks of the murders something he witness his father do? Has he blocked that part out and places himself as the killer? One way or another, Ben is mentally ill. I am loving Days, right now.

Jean n NH
Jean n NH

Have been watching since the very beginning, yes 50 years…My vote goes to Ben NOT being killer

lynn
lynn

Ben did not stand a chance with Clyde as a father can’t believe he kept it together for so long

carol
carol

I read that we were going to find out who the killer was in November well we know that isn’t true and also that Ben may not be working alone,I think when Ben is strangling someone he is thinking of someone else for instance somebody he hates so he takes it out on the innocent people of Salem.I just wonder how much longer that dummy Abby will stay with Ben until she finally sees that there is something seriously wrong with him,Will did but look where it got him as if we didn’t see that one coming,I must say though sometimes I wonder if Ben is the killer well we know he is now,only because I suspect someone else.Rafe that is right because sometimes he looks like he is hiding something,hey there have been plenty of dirty cops before,but then again with Days who knows .I just wish that Abby would wise up and go back to Chad,,

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DAYS Promo: What’s Going To Happen At Jarlena’s Wedding Anniversary Shindig?

Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, prepare for drama, drama, and more drama! From the looks of the latest promo for the NBC soap opera, the action takes place at Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) surprise one-year wedding anniversary soirée, where things could take a deadly turn!

But with the Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) masquerading as “Nicole” plot reaching new heights, Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) and Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) back in Salem, and the promo telling viewers “For one guest, the party, is over” followed by Sonny (Freddie Smith) yelling, “She’s got a gun!” and Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) ending line, “Oh, my God!” there is plenty to conjecture.

Also seen in the teaser is Kate (Lauren Koslow) trying to rip off the face of Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), and Stefan (Brandon Barash) and Gabi (Camila Banus) getting hot and heavy and Eric (Greg Vaughan) yelling, “No!”

So, check out the promo below and then let us know via the comment section below, what you think is about to go down at Jarlena’s party, where last August at their nuptials … things did not go off without a hitch, either!

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DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Eric Martsolf Talk Kristen & Brady’s Twisted Relationship : The Mask, The Deception, The Sex

Last week on Days of our Lives, Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) was able to get the man she craves in between the sheets.  So, just how did that happen when Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) had no idea she was alive?  Well … he still doesn’t, really.  You see, Kristen returned to Salem disguised as another ex flame of Brady’s, Nicole Walker (who everyone believed died in the warehouse explosion).  And Kristen has been parading around town donning an incredible likeness of Nicole’s face – via a prosthetic mask – and some other tricks to sound and look just like her!

Kristen’s goal is to infiltrate Salem, remind Brady of the love and passion they shared, take over DiMera Enterprises, and who knows what else!  And everyone who stands in her way, better watch out as we have seen! We are speaking to you (the late) Ted, and (once kidnapped) Kate, et al.

Fans of the NBC daytime drama series have followed the tortured relationship between Kristen and Brady for years and through many plots; Kristen was first played and brought to life by Eileen Davidson, and for well over a year now by Stacy Haiduk.  Not only has Haiduk reprised the role of a frustrated, vengeful Kristen, she is also playing at times multiple roles: the wacky and often misunderstood, Susan Banks, Kristen playing Susan, or Kristen pretending to be Sister Mary Moira.

As for Daytime Emmy winner, Eric Martsolf, this latest story arc puts him front and center as viewers watch to see if what Brady senses, and the clues, and the feelings he is having, bring him to the conclusion that he has been duped by Kristen, and that her horrendous scheme – pretending to be Nicole (Arianne Zucker), and dumping Nicole’s longtime love Eric (Greg Vaughan) to be with him have a result that is unexpected or catastrophic!

Michael Fairman TV sat down with Stacy and Eric for this conversation about: all the plot twists, and playing the drama and the humor of the situations they find themselves in as actors in a wild story that only head writer Ron Carlivati could pen and keep the audience on the edge of their seats in the process. Check out this oh-so-fun, direct, and enlightening chat with two of DAYS most shining stars.

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Eric, what has it been like working in this part of your storyline; where there’s the character of Kristen in its many forms: Arianne Zucker playing “Nicole” (but it’s really Kristen), Kristen as Susan, and the real Kristen, etc?

ERIC:  It’s been a nightmare Michael.  (Laughs)  I don’t know who I’m sleeping with anymore.  I’m at the point where I go home at night, and I just tug on my wife’s cheek just to make sure that she is not my ex-girlfriend from high school.

When you first heard of this storyline, and that it was going to facilitate how Arianne was going to come back to the show… and that it was supposed to be Kristen in a Nicole Walker prosthetic mask with a voice alternator, what went through your mind?

ERIC:  I think in the back of Ron’s Carlivati’s (head writer, DAYS) mind, he was thinking to himself, “This dude started his soap career on Passions, he’s okay with this kind of thing,” and honestly, nothing surprises me anymore.  When you’re thrown into that supernatural, crazy reality, doesn’t-live-here sort of atmosphere for you first soap gig, you don’t sweat a mask and a voice modulator.  That’s just par for the course.  My biggest problem was the body thing … that Brady is not able to distinguish one body from the other, because I would as Eric.  My God, I know every inch of my wife’s body.  So, it’s difficult to get my head around that, but at the same time, I’m going with the whole “love is blind” thing here. (Laughs)

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(Laughs) I was going just going to say that Brady would absolutely know Kristen’s body from how passionate their relationship has been in the past, as well, he would Nicole’s body from his relationship with her.

ERIC:  Since Kristen did finally just succeed – let’s use the word in “seducing” him, and using her wonderful feminine wiles as only Kristen has to get Brady in to bed, there was also another twist.  What plays after that is that he notices the tattoo that’s been removed, and she plays it off as scarring from the fire.  What’s going through his mind as he is making love to Nicole is a “Kristen train”.  He can’t get Kristen out of his mind, and the guilt that he feels about that is horrendous.

Right! Brady is thinking: “Why am I feeling this when I am supposed to be with Nicole!?”

ERIC:  Right!  Brady has been waiting for a relationship for God knows how many years now – at least a successful one.  He is so eager to have this work, even though he has been concerned about how Eric (Greg Vaughan) would feel about this.  In Brady’s mind, Eric is done with Nicole.  He’s good.  He loves Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  This is fair game.  Brady and Nicole have always been close … they’ve been close before … so, for him, it’s, why not give it a fair try?   However, he finds himself now thinking about another woman the whole time.  That’s rough.

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Do you think in the back of his mind, that this whole time, he possibly knew that “Nicole” was Kristen?

ERIC:  Well, you just have to wait.  There will be a reveal eventually, obviously, but until then, let the games play on.

So, once Brady and “Nicole” have sex, he keeps thinking about Kristen?

ERIC:  Constantly!  She just plagues his mind.  I think he’s realizing that his affection for Kristen is anything but dead and is very alive, and I think this is Kristen’s master plan from the very beginning.  She knows that she pervades his soul, and once she does reveal herself, I would guess he would probably be surprised, maybe a little angry, but in the end … you can’t deny what your heart and your body wants, right?

One of my favorite recent scenes had Brady half-naked and Kristen as Susan getting into his room, because she was looking for the MIA Nicole mask she so desperately needed.  She finds herself gawking and lusting after Brady under her disguise, and he tries to remove himself from the situation and says, “Susan, I’m going to get in the shower…”

ERIC:  Yeah! And, “It’s not going to happen, baby.”

What was that like doing that scene?

STACY:  I loved it!  I thought Eric was brilliant in it.  I watched it, and I thought, “Oh, my God!”  (Laughs) It is one of my all-time favorite scenes.

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ERIC:  Kristen is a tiger.

STACY:  She is a tiger.  She’s got a goal, and she is going to go after that.  She has obstacles that are going to come in-between her goal, but she will go after whatever she wants.

When Stacy comes in to Brady’s room as Susan, were you not laughing?

ERIC: No!  I thought she was hot. (Laughs)

STACY:  He did … he loved it.  You liked me, didn’t you baby? (Laughs)

ERIC:  I don’t think anybody can deny that Stacy Haiduk’s portrayal of Susan Banks is ridiculously good.  Everything from her delivery … to her facial expressions.  I think it is amazing.  I mean, it is corny, and it is fun, and soaps need characters like that once in a while to lighten the load of the heavy dialogue and the drama.  It’s a welcomed addition.  So, I love playing scenes with Susan.

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Eric, you always have been able play the straight-man so well in comedic scenes with impeccable timing,

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STACY:  You’re brilliant, Eric.

ERIC:  You guys are being very nice to me.

STACY:  You are.  I remember on the day how much fun we had, but then, seeing it back and the crap that I was giving you, and just the stuff you were giving back was so beautiful, and innocent, and so alive.  It was so funny.

Does Kristen think that now that she finally got Brady into bed that she won … that she got what she wanted … even if she had to don a “Nicole” mask to do it?

STACY:  Well, no, because she still can’t be really Kristen.  I think she is grateful that she gets to be with him.  That’s one of her biggest goals: to be with Brady and she wants to have him fall back in love with her again.  But for her, now it’s all about, “How do I reveal myself so that he doesn’t get scared away?”  That’s the toughest part for her.  Kristen’s love is so deep that it goes beyond this mask.  So, how is it going to be when he sees her?   Is he going to freak out?  What’s going to happen?

ERIC:  Did you think Kristen would be a little pissed off and think, “Oh my God.  He did go for Nicole?”

STACY:  Yes!  I do, because she’s like, “Finally, I got him!  But wait a minute … did I get him because I was Nicole … or because I was Kristen?”  As Kristen, she always believes there is something deeper between them and a deep connection.  That remains a driving force to her.

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ERIC:  That’s why I love these characters so much, because of you and the history of Kristen with Brady.  She’s always wanted him as much as he has wanted her.  She’s always wanted to be loved.

STACY:  Yes … and very much so.

ERIC:  Kristen had always wanted to be a part of the DiMera Empire, just as Brady has always wanted to be a part of the Kiriakis Empire, and they’ve always wanted love.  They’ve never had it.  They believe in the back of their minds that anything is attainable.  So, I can see why Kristen would just forgo the Nicole disguise and just go, “He wants me.”

STACY:  Kristen wants to believe that Brady knows it.  She says to herself, “He knows it’s me inside and behind the mask.  When he finds out, he will fall back in love with me.”

Now that she actually had sex with Brady, wouldn’t that make Kristen even more insatiable to be with him? Like, “I’ve got to have him!?”

STACY:  The fear is still .. what happens she takes this mask off?  She always says, “I’ll reveal myself, but I have to do it slowly when it is the right time.”  I think there is that built up frustration now for her, absolutely!

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Arianne Zucker really has Stacy’s mannerisms down as Kristen.  It really comes into in scenes where “Nicole” goes off on someone or loses her temper.  Eric, you have worked with Arianne for years on this show.  What do you think about her performances in this storyline?

ERIC:  I have worked with Ari over the years, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  Ari did do her homework.  She did study Stacy’s tape, and she watched her mannerisms, and she took it very seriously.  I know that because she is a hard worker, as much as a goofball as she is, she does work hard, and she wanted it to be good.  I think my favorite parts were the Kristen meltdowns.  You have to understand though; Stacy and Ari get along very well!  They’re kind of two peas in a pod.  So, it wasn’t a big stretch for her to take on how Stacy would play those types of scenes.  They’re both animated, they’re both wild people by nature, and so, it was a good fit.  It was a smart idea from the writers.

STACY:  It was a good fit!

ERIC:  I’ve been out with the two of them, and it’s hard to tell the two of them apart. (Laughs)

STACY:  We are just like two cuddly bunnies.

ERIC:  They’re like flirting with each other, and hugging each other.  You find yourself thinking, “Are they going to start ordering the same food at the same time?  This is getting weird. (Laughs)

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In the recent scene that aired; where Kristen as “Nicole” turns off the light while having sex with Brady, is she worried her plan will now go awry?

STACY:  Yes.  I think she is worried about her body because it is burned.  You know, how they take a tattoo off, and it’s as painful as can be.  Not that I’ve had that done personally.  I like my tats, but I hear it is painful.  So, in the storyline, the burn is that pain that she has and the tattoo. There’s a part of her that thinks,  she has to cover it up, and turn the lights down low.

ERIC:  “Nicole” is sleeping, and Brady is rubbing his hands over her shoulder and touching her body, and as he goes over the burn marks.  He sees a flash of the tattoo!  That is a pivotal moment when he starts to put some pieces together.   He thinks, “Woah! That’s exactly where that tattoo was.”  It’s a slow little rollercoaster ride.

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In the past, Kristen then played by Eileen Davidson, drugged and raped Father Eric.  Stacy, did you ever see that story arc?  Literally the sex scene is playing on the screen at Kristen’s wedding to Brady and then all hell breaks loose.  This to say Kristen is notorious for the ways and the lengths she goes to get her men into bed.

STACY:  Yes! I saw her Eileen do those scenes.

ERIC:  You also saw how close Kristen and Brady were to their dream, to their happiness, their goal, which was they were going to marry each other.  Brady is looking upon his loved ones in this town and thinking, “I know what you all think of her, but I’m going to show you our love on this screen, and once you see the connection that we have here as a couple, you all are going to be convinced that we belong together as well.  This is the happiest day of my life,” and the screen comes up and it’s his brother banging Kristen instead.

Marlena (Deidre Hall) played the wrong DVD!

STACY:  It was so good.  See, I try to find as much info as I can on the character’s past, because all of the time I’m trying to find where these characters have been in their dark and twisted past.

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ERIC:  You’re putting your own stamp on Kristen.  You got a direct call from DAYS casting department, didn’t you … when they were recasting the role?

STACY:  Yes.  You have to understand, I had two really separate characters to play when I was on Y&R.  One was a doctor, and one was this crazy passionate, wild, little minx.

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ERIC:  I will say to find the wild and the beauty in one package is not easy in any town, yet alone Los Angeles.  I’m glad they called you, because you have that.  You have that villainous nature, but you also are able to show a vulnerable side to Kristen that is going to be a lot of fun and interesting to see.

Stacy is one of those people that will leap off of the screen at you and you will remember her.  She is one actress that will have fans talking about their work, like when you played crazy Patty Williams on Y&R.  The audience was on the edge of their seats going, “Oh, my God!  What is Patty going to do next?”

STACY:  I never knew what she was going to do!

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Eric, has Stacy come to you at any point where she been overwhelmed by the task at hand; playing Susan while playing Kristen, etc, and the two of you have a moment where you work through some of the challenges of complex scenes  … and ones where she is playing multiple characters?

ERIC:  We’ve had many moments  to speak of.

STACY:  I always come into Eric’s room, and am like, “I’m scared!”

ERIC:  It’s funny you mention it.  We have had some very emotional scenes, and Stacy – who cares so damn much about this job and portraying this character correctly – that she gets a little overwhelmed, and the material that they give her is overwhelming for any anybody on any level.  I have looked at her in the eyes, and said, “You’ve got this gig.  You are this character.  You are knocking it out of the park.  Just do it.  Just be you.”   I can’t wait for people to see some of the stuff we have shot recently and have been doing.

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Stacy, do you think Kristen can be redeemed? Many characters on daytime … and on DAYS … have done horrible things and later turned over a new leaf.

STACY:  The thing is that villains are bad and all that other crap, but they’ve got a lot of stuff going on inside and insecurities, and they’ve got a heart.  I’m sorry, the villain with a heart of gold, can be very  true.  I never see villains (and I play them a lot) as bad.  You have to find where it comes from … how far does this go … where did that little seed change … and what made them go into the dark, but also, where is the good?  You want to bring the good to it, too.

ERIC:  Let’s face it!  Star Wars is all about Darth Vader and how he became that because it’s intriguing.

Because of the pace in which DAYS tapes its episodes; do the two of you find time to run lines together before you go hit the set?

ERIC:  We are running out of time to run lines.  It’s pretty wild.  Funnily enough, I was recently filming a movie and I was so underwhelmed at the pace of everything.  I’ve gotten so accustomed to moving at this militant style, that as hard as it is, it is preferable to me now.  I almost like it because you don’t have time to overthink what you are going to do, and you end up getting more visceral and natural reactions to the material.  You can overthink a scene, and you can come to a wrong performance that way.  When you burn your fingers on a hot stove, that’s the most natural reaction you are going to get.  You can’t have ten minutes to think about how you are going to scream about that pain.

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But, would you like the pace of shooting the show to be a bit slower?

STACY:  I would like to, but I do think sometimes just jumping in, and going and seeing what happens is great.  I love that.  I do appreciate that.

ERIC:  It’s scary.

STACY:  It is scary.  I would love if we would get to do a rehearsal and then two takes just to see, and then they can mix  together what happens.  Sometimes I am hard on myself as an actress.  I’ve always been.  It’s that jumping in when you only get to do one take.  You have to just give it everything you’ve got.

ERIC:  You can have a second take.  Want me to give you a little secret?  All you have to do is screw up your last line.

STACY:  I can’t do that.   I don’t even need it to be perfect because nothing is perfect.  It doesn’t matter what I’ve done if I sometimes don’t feel it.  I need to feel it when I’m on that set.  I need to feel something because when I shut down, I close myself off.  It’s like an athlete who has just got to  train as hard as they can to reach their goal.

ERIC:  You’re an Olympic swimmer!

STACY:  You’ve got to do it as hard as you can.  You practice, and you practice, and you practice, and you practice, so that when you come to that day, you do the best you can, but sometimes you are disappointed because you didn’t get that one last thing you had hoped for.

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How do you view what happened to Eric with Kristen, who disguised as Nicole, tricked Brady into bed with her?  Some fans commented that that they thought it was akin to a rape.

ERIC:  No, I would disagree with that theory.  I believe there is a high degree of deception in this, but there is a willingness on behalf of Brady.  He’s not drugged.  He’s not being forced to do anything.  Deception, yes.  Rape, no.

Stacy, what do you think?

STACY:  Total deception.  There is no rape.  There is absolutely no rape.  These are willing participants; he just doesn’t know exactly who he is dealing with.

ERIC:  I appreciate the context of how somebody could construe that, and the seriousness of the matter.  I don’t think it really has a place in this particular storyline.

Do you guys think that Brady and Kristen are each other’s star-crossed lovers in a weird, twisted, bizarre way?

ERIC:  I don’t know.  I think they’re magnetism can’t be denied.  I think the hurdles that they’ve jumped through are astronomical.  Will they end up together in the end?  Who knows!  Will there ever be an end?  Who knows!  It’s definitely been one of, if not the most, in-depth relationships Brady has ever had.

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And intense!

ERIC:  Yeah.  They’ve just gone through so much to be together, and when you do that, anybody who is married knows that, that’s where the good stuff is; the wars that you win together and the battles that you go through.  When you come out of the war, and you’re still together, that’s the bond.  That’s what lasts.

What would Kristen do if she couldn’t have Brady in the end?  Would she find a new obsession?  What if she could not nab her man?

STACY:  Wow!  Hmmm. (Laughs)  She’s going to get her man.  She wants her man.  She wouldn’t settle.  She’d keep fighting.  I would say to her, “Kristen, keep fighting the good fight.”

So, do you think Kristen will reveal herself to Brady sooner than later? Will Brady figure out what Kristen has been doing to get to him?  Will Brady turn Kristen away if he knew she was alive and back in action  … or would he fall back into her arms? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys To Merge Younger Actor & Actress Category Into One As Gender-Inclusive Categories Are On The Rise

The upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmys are already making some changes to key categories and specifically this one that affects daytime drama performers.  Word from Variety is that NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is going to announce that they are combining the Younger Actor and Actress categories into one gender-neutral category

Not only will the Younger performer category be gender-inclusive, but network soap performances will be combined with digital drama series performances for the category.  Previously, for this past Daytime Emmys, NATAS had changed the Guest Performer in a Drama Series to be gender-inclusive.

This category was initially created in 1985 when it was called the Outstanding Ingenue and then from there tweaked into Outstanding Juvenile Female and Male, and more recently that morphed into the Younger Actor and Actress categories.

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Former GH star Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) and former DAYS star, Kyle Pettis (Ex-Theo) will now be the last female and male to win the two separate categories with this new move for 2020.

Fans of film and TV have noticed that on several award shows on MTV: their Movie and TV Awards and their VMA’s, there are several gender-inclusive categories, as well as the Television Critics Association Awards who for instance doles out Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama in comedy.

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