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DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Linsey Godfrey Deliver ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Linsey Godfrey, Stacy Haiduk "Days of our Lives" Set NBC Studios Burbank 09/18/19 © XJJohnson/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661 Episode # 13849 U.S.Airdate 05/12/20

Fans of Days of our Lives knew when the mother of all showdowns was going to go down, it would be the payoff they had waited for – the rightful bio-mom would finally hold her baby in her arms!

In emotional and top-notch performances from Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Kristen finally comes face-to-face with baby Rachel, who Sarah had kidnapped, although Sarah believed for so long that she was raising her daughter, MacKenzie.   When she learned the bombshell truth, that the child was not hers and that her baby died, she took off with the little one to Europe.

On last Tuesday’s episode, an overwrought and pissed Kristen tells Sarah: “Where the hell do you think you’re going with my baby?”  Sarah calls the child her daughter.  Trying to reason with her Kristen knows Sarah loves Rachel.  Then, Sarah goes on how she was there from the beginning and helped the baby through cancer.  Kristen knows and appreciates that, but also says it should have been her that was doing all of that, and all of those moments and more were stolen from her.

Sarah calls out Kristen and says she is incapable of being a good mother. Cornered Sarah says she will scream if Kristen tries to take Rachel out of her arms.  Kristen relates that her baby is alive and she’s so very sorry that her joy is Sarah’s mourning. Kristen truly thanks Sarah for everything she’s done the entire time to raise her little girl,  But, she asks Sarah to please hand over her child.  Sobbing, Sarah finally does just that.

Next, Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Xander (Paul Telfer) show up at the scene, and for the first time, Brady and Kristen hold their daughter. Their joy turns to more sorrow when they realize Kristen can never go back to Salem. If she does, she will be sent to prison for stabbing Victor (John Aniston).   When Brady agrees to disappear with her, Kristen won’t  let him do that.  Brady says that if he has to let her go to protect her and their child, he will step aside.  In another heartbreaking moment, Brady tells Rachel he loves her and says his heart will be with her, always.  Kristen promises to give her the life she deserves and the two say goodbye!

Later, Sarah returns to Abigail and Chad’s apartment where she tells Rex (Kyle Lowder) what happened and that she handed over the baby. She cries as Rex holds her as Xander (Paul Telfer) arrives, and Sarah is not-to-pleased to see him!

All complex emotional scenes, that is why Michael Fairman TV names Stacy and Linsey are Power Performances of the Week.  Let us know what you thought of their big scenes via the comment section below.

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Linsey shattered my soul last week. The scenes of Sarah giving up Mickey and the scenes with Maggie were just beyond heart wrenching.

In emotional and top-notch performances from Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Ovation

I love these two to the moon and back. two qualified belong. tack on… Xander… WITH Brady, Eric, and thankfully in supporting, Nicole.. you’ve got all the trappings of what Salem is. best of show

Chad and Abs
Ben and Cierra

low and behold… Brandon Barash w/Gabs on the horizon !!!! I am surprised at the message boards on how these two raised the roof. what does this 57 out for the count do?

so I still celebrate .. the whole enchilada @DAYS of OUR Lives.

any way : with Kristen on the run with Rachel… whilst we are waiting it would have been heart pump; ache; and pure maternal/paternal emote to see Stacey Haiduk pull out all the stops just to see her with … get it … Dynasty heir Ms. Rachel DiMera. LOL okay!

for @DAYS and Ron PLUS ( writers ) to have culled GOLD and tour de force out of Stacy and Linsey… “MY stars” you sit back FEAST and hold on to this serial… imagination LIVE

Serials had to “change” MOVE without us. I jumped on the bandwagon… WITH !!!

you had three “unknown” actors who STORMED this show

Stacey Haiduk (Kristen) who is herself RELISHING her Passion ! yeah, that’s it

Linsey Godfrey ! GOD I know.. higher powers… Maggie’ daughter. what can you say … she’s gelled with ALL of Salem… bringing her own mystique… I am always intrigued

Paul Telfer ! XANDER !!!! are you their… of course.. all we need hear is his accent… OKAY we’ve seen him shirtless.. in towel.. FOREVER ! okay? drop with, no? this man acts… and we all know it. watching him as a Kiriakis’. can’t help but swoon that much more. I love that he’s in love with Sarah, vice verse

you have relative unkown taking us all up a notch. I salute these three… a

DiMera
Horton
Kiriakis

whatever it took.. these three contribute

it’s been a joy and bliss watching Eric Martsolf AND Greg Vaughan.. knock us out of the park

Maggie and Victor
John and Marlena
Justin doing any thing… I will give note … watching him with Kayla.. tho.. was the biggest blunder of the jump… watching Hope as Gina Gina Gina.. all the time .. does she act ? no Hope, like a one hit wonder.. yet she’s grans jewel

Jack and Jennifer
STeve and Kayla ???? please leave off the patch…

if only Valerie and Theo were still here to compliment Abe

yeah, it’s soapbox

@DAYS has something to cheer

GOD.. okay.. higher up… how could I forget Lani and Eli…. see how large the fishing net is? so many characters to lift up. spotlight

LOVE

I am so going to MISS Mr. Galen Gering’ Rafe’alicious… be still my heart

Are you going to miss Brady too? He’s also good looking_, but not too sorry he’s saying goodby. Hes become a pain in the butt and very boring. I’m so sick of the swinging door, Hope its true that Camilla Banis Is leaving and the other Abby is returning.

Great performances, especially by Linsey.

heart breaking just heart breaking there performance made me cry I couldn’t even begin to imagine how someone would feel if they had there baby taken away from them I know i would be like Linsey and Stacy.They did an fantastic job .I just wish that Stacy wasnt leaving the show

Off topic I hope that NBC will show old shows of days because of this virus

I just caught up—–for someone who annoys me from here to kingdom come, Sarah did her thing, and then some!! Linsey totally overwhelmed me.
Both she and Stacy, as Sarah and Kristin, displayed the sorrow, the anguish, the fear and the anger only a mother could know. Applause tenfold-over.
On another note—shouldn’t Victor and Xander be in jail? The committed a series of heinous crimes—-kidnapping, for one.

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Kristian Alfonso Returns to Days of our Lives for Tribute to The Late Bill Hayes

After a few weeks of Days of our Lives fans being upset that Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) was not on the first list of initial returns for Doug Williams’ funeral and episodes honoring his portrayer, the late Bill Hayes, comes word that the popular star is back and taping scenes.

Kristian reported to work on the Peacock streaming soap opera on Monday, April 22nd. She shared how important it is for her to be back for this particular return to the show that made her a household name.

“My return is very bittersweet,” Alfonso told TV Insider,  “because it is the end of an era with Bill gone. So to return to Days is very sad. I am appreciative that they came to me to include me in their series of shows honoring Doug and I’m very happy to see everyone, but I’m entering the studio with a heavy heart.”

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It was back in 1983 that Kristian first debuted as Doug’s daughter, and now 41 years later looking back at it, and her time with Bill Hayes is very emotional for her.

“I remember my first scenes with him/ He was very loving, very welcoming. That he was very talented and an incredible actor and an icon, that all goes without saying, but my personal relationship and my working relationship with Bill, it was home,” expressed Alfonso. “Doing the scenes with Bill, I felt like I was with my dad because there was so much warmth and reality.”

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Alfonso did express some deep regret, in that she had wanted to work with Bill Hayes during her last appearance on the soap back in 2023, but according to the iconic actress, there was something in the works but it never materialized.  “I’m sad that I did not get the opportunity to do the storyline that Ron (Carlivati, head writer) had planned/ It was great; we returned to Salem to reunite with our families and I would have had father/daughter scenes with Billy. What Ron had written was beautiful and emotional and it was a fantastic story. I was 100 percent for it and the fans would have loved it.”

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As for if Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope will be back on-screen together anytime soon, Kristian would only say, “What I will say is don’t give up hope.” Doug’s passing and memorial episodes will stream later this year come late November into December.

So, are you happy to learn that Kristian Alfonso is back taping episodes surrounding Doug’s memorial episodes? Comment below.

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Steve Kent Reportedly OUT as Sony Pictures Television VP in Charge of DAYS and Y&R

On Friday, reports surfaced that Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at Sony Pictures Television, is no longer with the company and overseeing the Sony soap operas, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.

According to Soap Opera Digest, a set side source reported that Kent’s last day was last Friday, April 12th, which was one day after what would have been his final appearance in his Sony VP role at the Days of our Lives 15,000th episode on set celebration.

During that ceremony, Kent gave a brief speech giving kudos to DAYS for its incredible milestone. Days is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and Corday Productions, while Y&R is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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Kent started his soap opera career as a producer for CBS’ defunct Capitol and then as the supervising producer of NBC’s Santa Barbara from1984 to 1993.

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At Sony, before his role overseeing the soaps, Kent was Senior Executive Vice President of International Productions for Sony Pictures Television International department.

If reports are true, the question becomes who has taken over his position, and would oversee DAYS and Y&R from the Sony side? Share your thoughts on this developing story via the comment section below.

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(WATCH) 2024 Daytime Emmy Nominations Special Live!

After exciting morning for your favorite daytime stars when they were revealed to be nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards comes tonight 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special.

Beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, several of the nominees will talk with Michael Fairman on their reactions to the news they have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, share what scenes they submitted that landed in the top five or six in their respective performer acting categories and much more.

Scheduled to appear are: Days of our Lives nominees, Tamara Braun (Ava), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), The Young and the Restless nominees: Allison Lanier (Summer), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Courtney Hope (Sally), Bryton James (Devon), The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric), General Hospital nominees, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Alley Mills (Heather), and The Bay’s Mike Manning (Caleb).

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th and emanating, once again this year from the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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For a full list of this year’s nominations click here.

Now, watch below as the stars chat it up as we celebrate their Daytime Emmy Nominations. If you have a potential question you might want posed to any of our guests, drop it in the comment section below and we just might ask it on air.

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