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Dick Van Dyke on His DAYS Mystery Man: “He Does Find Out Who He is at the End Which is a Big Surprise”


Tomorrow on the Friday September 1st episode of Days of our Lives, look for TV icon and legend, Dick Van Dyke, to start his guest-star turn as a mystery man, who winds up being taken care of by the doctors and nurses at University Hospital.

When Van Dyke arrives on the scene in Salem, it’s clear this elderly man is apparently suffering from amnesia.

However, in an exclusive sit-down interview with DAYS star Eric Martsolf (Brady) for the series You Tube Channel, Van Dyke teased there is more about the character he plays then he, or the show, is letting on.


Dick expressed, “The whole hospital is trying to help me remember who I am, and little by little he remembers, and he does find out who he is at the end, which is a big surprise.”

In addition Van Dyke, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue, where he detailed his experience coming on to a soap opera for the first time in his career. He related, “What surprised me is that so many people have been on for a decade or two, and I couldn’t believe they had a fresh attitude and enthusiasm.”  The TV and movie veteran added, “l would think I’d be a little bored by now, but we had a little fun in between.”


Van Dyke’s Days of our Lives appearance all came about from his relationship with enduring series star, Drake Hogestyn (John Black). The two  have been gym buddies after working out at the same gym, for quite some time.

So, who do you think Dick Van Dyke’s character will turn out to be on Days of our Lives? Share your theories in the comment section below.

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I’m sticking with my prediction that he will be Tommy Horton Jr, the long missing eldest son of Tom & Alice.

He’s the perfect age for that part, and Tommy had a history of memory issues so the story would fit.

Now of course, the people still in Salem who would remember Tommy Horton would be a really short list right now. Doug & Julie are probably it. The other Horton relatives who are still around have probably heard of Tommy, but were born after the last time he disappeared and probably wouldn’t recognize him if they passed him on the sidewalk.

I think he will turn out to be John Black’s father.

That’s OK… as long as Tommy Horton is John’s father. If it’s just going to be another pointless rewrite of John’s backstory – which has been rewritten 666 times already – then that would be a waste of the audience’s time, and of Dick Van Dyke’s talent.

Tommy Horton being John’s father would actually be brilliant. He’s already been a Brady twice, a DiMera once. He was married to a Kiriakis for a while (Isabella). He’s still an Alamain somehow, if they even count as a Salem family.

The Hortons are the only “core” family in Salem he hasn’t been a part of yet. So they might as well do that. Tom & Alice always liked John, so they would be proud to be his grandparents.

I think he is going to be John s father

That’s what I was thinking John’s father

I think, or maybe am just hoping that, he is connected to someone more current on the show.

What a treat!
Dick Van Dyke is such a delightful man and a pleasure to watch.
He hasn’t missed a step.

I say John black’s father

What a treat!
Dick Van Dyke is a national treasure.

John Black Father

I believe he will be John Black’s father. John was Victor’s pawn, with no memory. He was thought to be Roman for a while, then it was found out he wasn’t Roman. Absolutely John Black’s father

Stephano’s not Victor’s!

Actually, Stefano was nowhere around when “the Pawn” showed up in Salem. In fact, they introduced Victor as the new “bad guy” because Stefano wasn’t available. So even though it was ultimately Stefano who brainwashed John and programmed him with Roman’s memories, it was Victor who brought him to Salem… the result of some weird gambling debt by a Russian associate of Stefano’s named “Petrov”, oddly enough. Fuzzy Devil Memory is obscuring some of the finer details, but that’s the basic story behind it.

Of course John’s entire backstory has been rewritten 666 times, so who the Hell knows, at this point?

I thought Tobin bell from the saw movies was John’s father? Or was he Paul’s?

That’s how the story was written. He was John’s father and ended up killing himself. So, how is it that now Dick Van Dyke is his father? ‍♀️

Okay thank you for the clarification lol I thought I was going crazy

I agree it’s either Tommy Horton or whoever that guy was that went out to mail the IRS payment and never came back can’t remember his name.

Don Craig

That’s funny but he’s not Don Craig. LOL

Don Craig has been officially disappeared from Salem history. You might notice he didn’t even get a mention in Maggie’s 50th anniversary episode. While it’s true that he wasn’t with her nearly as long as either Mickey or Victor, Don actually was married to Maggie at the time he disappeared at the mailbox.

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WGA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal to End Writers Strike

Looks like we are close, very close, to the writing teams at your favorite soap operas returning to their jobs with news on Sunday that finally the WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative deal. What remains is the fine print, and having the WGA vote to ratify their contracts.

This is welcome news to the television, streaming and motion picture industry that after five months of a strike has put the 2023-2024 TV season in deep water.

In a statement, the Writers Guild shared, “We have reached a tentative agreement on a new 2023 MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement), which is to say an agreement in principle on all deal points, subject to drafting final contract language. We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional — with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.”

As the deal goes through its final stages, the writers are still technically on strike, but picketing outside studios and shows has now been suspended.

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Among the writers’ demands that they fought for are: higher residuals from streaming shows, minimum staff sizes to prevent the use of “mini rooms” and protections from the use of AI.  The hope within the entertainment industry is that the new deal for the WGA will move along a new contract for SAG-AFTRA (actors) with the AMPTP.  As of Monday, SAG-AFTRA is still on strike.

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As for your favorite soap operas, during the strikes, the shows were written by non-union writers or “fi-core” writers who gave up their union benefits in order to continue working.

The next steps in process will see the WGA negotiating committee vote on “whether to recommend the agreement and send it on to the WGAW Board and WGAE Council for approval,” tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.  Another vote by the board and council could lift the strike “restraining order”and allow scribes to “return to work during the ratification vote”.

So, are you happy to know that the writing teams from your favorite soaps are about to return to work and helm the scripts and the vision of the shows? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Alex is Revealed to Be Victor’s Son; How Do You Feel About the Revelation?

By now, Days of our Lives fans have figured out that Alex Kiriakis (Rob Scott Wilson) will be revealed as Victor’s (the late John Aniston) son, not Justin’s (Wally Kurth), on upcoming episodes of the Peacock streaming soap opera.

On Friday’s cliffhanger, after Justin and Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) open the contents from Victor’s briefcase located in Greece, they are stunned to see a brand new will. But, what will stun them even more is that Justin will learn that Alex is not his biological son. In addition, the latest promo for next week’s DAYS, also shows an emotional Justin telling Alex he is not his father.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, Rob Scott Wilson shares on the Kiriakis family bombshell: “It’s such a huge plot twist. Obviously, it’s going to change the dynamic within the family and the power within the business.”

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Wilson added on the key scene where Justin and Maggie just found out Victor had a ‘secret’ son: “Justin is definitely freaking out. It’s like he’s just seen a ghost. He wasn’t prepared to read this and then have Alex walk in on it.”

After the revelation, Rob expressed how the relationship between Alex and Justin will never be the same: “It’s like a goodbye to the relationship that we built and established in not too long of a time. It was really heartfelt.”

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There will be much more to this story, as Alex tries to process how Victor lied to him while he was alive, and never told him he was his son.

Check out the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, are you happy or unhappy that Alex is turning out to be the biological son of Victor Kiriakis? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Caine Reprises His Role of Edmund Crumb on Days of our Lives

Here’s a welcome blast from the past! Coming up on Days of our Lives, look for the return of Adam Caine who reprises his role as Susan Banks’ beloved former boyfriend and husband, Edmund Crumb.

It has been 25 years since Adam played the role of Edmund, as he was only on the long-running soap opera for four memorable months.

Now, according to the latest Soap Opera Digest, Caine returns at the beginning of October in scenes with Tamara Braun (Ava) and Steve Burton (Harris).  With Ava trying to remember what happened the night Susan (Stacy Haiduk) ‘died’ and her part in it, plus the two being in the run, it shall be interesting just how they try to locate or bump into Mr. Crumb!

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Previously, DAYS viewers first saw Caine play the whimsical Edmund Crumb alongside Eileen Davidson’s original version of Susan. Together, they created some of the more hilarious romance segments ever on a soap opera. Eventually, Edmund and Susan married in April of 1998.  The couple moved back to Edmund’s home country of England to live and that is the last we have seen of him, that is until now!

So, what do you think will happen when Edmund reappears on Days of our Lives? Will he be reunited with Susan Banks, now played by Stacy Haiduk? Comment below.

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