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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Elizabeth Simek
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Elizabeth Simek

I think Rob’s performance was just as outstanding as Victoria’s.

Loretta
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Loretta

I watched it 1st hand …been watching daily as long as I can recall..I’m 53 now..so only soap I watched then an now..yes he done a awesome job

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Loved his performance, he deserves an award..so does Ciara..my favorite 2 on Days. Been watching for years and now my husband watches..

Mary
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Mary

Fantastic ,,, from both actors. Rob and Victoria (to bad she is leaving the show).

SHEILA BENSON
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SHEILA BENSON

I loved Rob’s performance but I wish Victoria would change her mind about leaving. I love together

Jeni vidal
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Jeni vidal

TERRIFIC, OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES BY BOTH ACTORS!!

Barb
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Barb

Loved every second of Both rob and Victoria’s performances.. they both are shining stars with a wonderful future ahead of them❤️❤️❤️

Doris V Hillyard
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Doris V Hillyard

His performance was great.

Pat Johnson
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Pat Johnson

I thought Rob’s performance as well as Victoria’s was well played out I too have been watching days everyday the were just so goog

Amy
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Amy

I think the powerful performance goes to both Victoria Konefal and Rob Wilson. One couldn’t have done it without the other

Jimh
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Jimh

He was great but on Days and GH the villains are the heroes…no true supercouples anymore…lets stop making killers the heroes!!!!!

Mary Anne Wilt
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Mary Anne Wilt

Rob was beyond excellent. His acting was so realistic and even down to the details of his facial expressions from seeing the pain on his face and the sorrow as he is talking to Ciera about being sorry, to the blank expression ( when brainwashing takes over) when he says he has to kill her, and goes after her. You can see him fighting the programming as hard as he could. If anything this storyline proves that Ben was NEVER the serial killer in the first place, but due to his mental illness, (and maybe programming then too)just believes he… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Don’t worry about it. ReRon being ReRon, it’s only a matter of time before Ben is found to have a brain tumor and after it’s removed he will be immediately absolved of every murder he committed. This is what he did on GH in order to rebrand his OLTL pet (who could no longer call himself “Todd Manning” due to legal red tape) as a previously dead serial killer named “Franco”. He also changed “Franco’s” (in reality, Frodd’s) paternity in order to pretend he was a “legacy” character from one of Port Charles’ OG families. So don’t be surprised if… Read more »

ann
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ann

This would be a good idea to let Ben lead a normal life then. Him and Ciara did a great job. This had to be hard on Ben with what they made him go thru – great performance Ben you deserve an award for sure.

Kellie Fogg
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Kellie Fogg

Rob was fantastic. So much raw emotion. It had to be exhausting do this. Rob deserves all the praise. Victoria also deserves a mention. They are true partners in Cin

Diane Pacheco
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Diane Pacheco

I think Rob Was great. He can portrait and kind of person that is how great he is.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

This is my vote for ALL-TIME BEST “Power Performance of the Week!”

Rob Scott Wilson is phenomenal!

Lisa Sproles
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Lisa Sproles

It was awesome for Ben and Victoria.. she needs to stay on days . They need to be the new hope and bo

Lillian Franke
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Lillian Franke

Awesome performance

Hardai Alphonso
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Hardai Alphonso

Great actor. Mental illines is real. Every emotional episode.

Donna Chelini
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Donna Chelini

I loved days last week. So sad to see Victoria leaving as Ciara. She and Ben were sizzling together. They remind me of a young Bo and Hope. Already missing Hope

Sue R Cole
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Sue R Cole

Ben did a great job of performing, but I want Victoria (Ciara) back and their relationship to work out

Marianna
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Marianna

1 of the best performance on daytime tv..nomination for a Daytime Emmys should be next for Rob

Linda
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Linda

I have never seen performances like Robert and Victoria did. Kept me on my toes and begging to myself. Lol. I felt I was in the room with them. It was So intense and acting was outstanding. Great actors working together and They both have chemistry. They definitely need the award for best actress and actor. Please make sure they get it.

Peg
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Peg

His performance was absolutely mesmerizing, worthy several statuettes

Nancy
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Nancy

I can’t think of a a word to describe it. But both Ben & Ciara’s performances were outstanding. But where is she ugh.lol

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hi Nancy
Vincent kidnapped Ciara and hopefully, we’ll see them soon. Vincent has a big secret.

Makesha Harris
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Makesha Harris

Outstanding Actor,should get that Male Leading Role as well as Victoria( Ciara)Female Leading Role!☺️Love Me Some CIN#

Linda
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Linda

Rob was amazing! I see an Emmy in his future.

Valerie
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Valerie

I hope Marlena can help Ben again and I k ow Ciara is leaving but hopefully come back. I can’t 8magine she is dead. Ben deserves another chance to be exonerated. I don’t understand why all these cast members are leaving. Their story lines were all so good and it kept me watching. I hope will and sonny come back and I understand Rafe is no leaving but what will he be withou Hope now that they kind of got back together. If all these peop,e are leaving on their own decision it’s not the writers fault becaus2 people like… Read more »

Lori Milliman
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Lori Milliman

I thought both him ab Ciria were out standing.

Suzy Petraniuk
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Suzy Petraniuk

Rob’s performance was OUTSTANDING and shows how great an actor he truly is. KUDOS to you Rob!

Eileen
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Eileen

Ben was absolutely terrific. An Oscar performance

Debbie Lou Brewer
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Debbie Lou Brewer

Great, great performance by Rob

Eileen
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Eileen

His performance was an Oscar for sure. I’ve watched the show since the beginning & his was one if the best. Sorry to see so many great actors & actresses leaving the show. Good luck to all of them & thanks for all your great times

Joanne Verre
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Joanne Verre

Rob was fantastic he is an Amazing actor. His emotions going back and forth from being brainwashed to the real Ben was awesome. I also loved Ciera’s part she was Amazing too. Wish she wasn’t leaving i was hoping they would be the new Hope and Bo. They work so well together we are going to miss Ben and Ciera

Angella Sampson
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Angella Sampson

Omg he was freaking amazing. I know he want to be begind yhe camera. But with talet like that he need to be infront if it. Cant wait to see who replace ciara. Keep it up scott

Gloria
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Gloria

YES YES YES BEN WAS ABSOLUTELY 100% ON POINT – DO NOT LET HIM GO!!! And so did Ciera survive???? SHE TOOK NEEDS TO S-T-A-Y!!! Why do u get rid of the exciting actors (Camila my SPITFIRE) who brings passion and excitement to the tube while keeping the boring actors (Gwen – really?) just sayin

Sarah C.
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Sarah C.

He deserves an Emmy for that performance!

Sydney Selman
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Sydney Selman

Awesome!!!!

John
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John

I’ve been watching Days a total of 10 year with my mom and wife and I think Rob knocked it out of the park beyond awesome daytime Emmy for sure

Momo
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Momo

As I watched, I thought, he deserves an Emmy for this.

Marie
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Marie

I think his performance with the most powerful performance on days of our lives that I have ever seen hate definitely deserves an award

Jackie Schwartz
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Jackie Schwartz

He was incredible and outstanding!!! What a performance by both!!

Mary B
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Mary B

They were both great. I just wish she wasn’t leaving the show.

Becky Kurley
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Becky Kurley

He was out standing

Claudette
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Claudette

Amazing last three days Ben Weston and he deserves a Grammy for that one

Marilyn
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Marilyn

Rob Scott Wilson … BRAVO…

Barbara Paris
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Barbara Paris

Best performance I’ve seen in a long time. Outstanding ,believable. GTEAT

Nicomedes E Hernandezi
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Nicomedes E Hernandezi

HI GOOD MORNING MICHAEL I READ THROUGH SOAP DISH ON AUGUST 30, 2020 THAT WHEN BEN FINDS CIARA I READ THROUGH SOAP DISH THAT HE WILL DUMP HER TO END THE STORY LINE AND THE AFTER ROBERTSCOTTWILSON SAID HE WANTED TO CONTINUE TBE STORY WITH HER SO WHAT IS THE DEAL CAN PAST IT ALONG TO HIM BECASUE HE NOT TO LONG GO HE WANTED CONTINUE STORY WITH HER AFTER ALL THE HARD WORK THEY PUT INTO THIS GREAT STORY EVER IN NBCDAYS HISTORY. PLEASE LET ME MICHAEL WHAT YOUR OPINON IS TO THIS BECAUSE ROBERTSCOTTWILSON SAYING THAT SHE WILL… Read more »

Beatrice Methot
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Beatrice Methot

I am a huge days fan this actor is awesome ond gave a powerful peeformance as ben he needs to be reunited with his one true love just goes to show how strong the power of love is

Claudette
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Claudette

I love Ben and Ciara I knew that Ben’s love is too strong.So please hurry and end this. My whole body is shaking .

Sandra
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Sandra

Ben Westons character is very complex and takes a sometime campy soap into a realistic scary evolution. There’s also the sweet love story between he and Ciara, that love conquers all. He is fabulous in the role and so believable. He should win a daytime Emmy for this role.

By the way how can they break up this relationship between he and Ciara??? Just “crazy” they have such chemistry. They need their storyline. Keep them both.

Joan EBEL4361 PERTH LINE 36 EAST
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Joan EBEL4361 PERTH LINE 36 EAST

He is such a fabulous actor and so is she!! I have always loved Ben.

stephanie gray
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stephanie gray

Amazing, he can bring it! I was crying like a baby…poor Ben

Marla
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Marla

I’m 71; been watching from almost first episode. My favorite daytime soap. Have loved it then, love it now. I think this entire storyline is awesome and heart wrenching. I’m sad actors of favorite chapters are leaving. I record the show every day just incase I’m not home at 1:00 EST. We took two tripes recently with one week at home between. I had a good old fashion “Days of Our Live” marathon. I think he did a fantastic job.
Faithful Fan…MG

Patty
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Patty

Rob was excellent as he delivered a gripping performance

Regina Brooks
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Regina Brooks

Rob and Victoria are BAD ASS! Rob did an amazing job fighting his demons and trying to protect the love of his life from himself. BRAVO!

Evelyn Rios
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Evelyn Rios

I loved his performance and Ciara’s also. Hate that the couple ended with such violence. No one can take her place.

Patricia Standifer
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Patricia Standifer

It was an ‘Oscar’ moment! Simply Amazing!!!!

Susan Billow
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Susan Billow

Outstanding!

Celia
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Celia

Rob was amazing—–he touched the stars and became one—–I lack words singing his praises. Thank the fates TPTB decided to bring him back —-I remember many of us fans practically begged to have him back.
……certainly did not disappoint. He is “ripe” for an award!!

Lorel Toscani
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Lorel Toscani

He did such a wonderful job. He scared me. It was so strong and real I worried that he personal would be effected. So sorry to see Victoria go. She will be missed.

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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