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Dishin DAYS Talks Paige's Funeral, Next Victim Of The Necktie Killer & Caroline's Illness With Guest Host Michael Fairman!

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On Sunday’s edition of After Buzz TV’s weekly Days of our Lives recap show, Dishin DAYS, hosts: Tony Moore and James Lott Jr. welcomed On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman as special guest host.

Fairman was filling in for Mark J. Freeman, who was off hosting the Flynn at the Falls event, featuring DAYS star Billy Flynn (Chad).  During the recap show which spotlighted the episodes airng from September 28th through October 2nd, several key storylines were bantered about:  Paige’s (True O’Brien) funeral and the performances of Kassie DePaiva (Eve), Casey Moss (JJ) and A Martinez (Eduardo), who will be the next victim of the necktie serial killer later this weeek where everyone the consensus was that it will turn out to be Will Horton (Guy Wilson), and the mysterious mental illness that seems to be destroying the mind and memory of the beloved Caroline Brady (Peggy McKay).

In addition, the recap show featured a discussion of how Salem’s Bicencential celebration may play out, how Bo Brady’s (Peter Reckell) return will figure into the equation, what will happen with Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove), and how coming up shortly Ciara  (Lauren Boles) and Chase (Connor Kalopsis) will be SORAS’d right before the viewers eyes.

Watch the latest installment of Dishin DAYS after the jump,  and let us know if you agree with some of the views expressed during it, and what you think should happen on the latest stories with your favorites from Salem!

 

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Kassie DePavia, “1000 claps”. Man I wish Days had did right by this woman. I hope she books another soap real soon, talent like that should be seen on a daily basis.

I’m so disappointed that all we’ve seen of Peter Reckell is him in a cell being tortured. I think most Days’ longtime viewers like myself wanted to see him reunited with Hope and Ciara sooner than later. This is being dragged out and he’ll probably end up back in town with his family for what one episode. So disappointing to Days’ viewers – really a waste of good talent.

I agree, Bonnie. Watch Bo show up right after Hope’s wedding, well…unless the killer gets to Aidan first.

didnt watch the segment but gotta say in general lovn days big time!!!!…BUT…my only beef is the introduction of days new generaion was at the cost of the last ‘ new’ generation of salemites. the last arc with jj/ paige/ kyle was hastily cut short in the mid of an exciting drug undercover operation. paige was just getting good, kyle was a hot bad boy and jj wanted justice! in the midst of paige s death viewers are really yet to see jj grieve. im scares we will see even less of jj now because of the new young crop, and jj is my favorite days character!

I had to watch since Michael Fairman and his great biceps were on it, and that they are discussing Days of Our Lives.

I really enjoyed this discussion with Tony, James, and Michael. So fun to watch and hear the theories of what will happen, the newbies, the murder, the returns, the 50th, etc.

I loved hearing Tony’s response to what will happen to the gay storyline, with Will, Paul and Sonny. Will Will die? And, what all will happen with Paul as Sonny is temporarily in Europe. It does feel like DAYS may abandon the gay storyline, and I would not be pleased with this at all if this were the case. I get that actors come and go, Freddie is returning briefly and that maybe, Guy may be on his way out. But, we do have Paul, we can certainly have Sonny return again, too. I share Tony’s concerns with DAYS and how the gay storyline, will be handled after the handful of years this has been a very careful and thought out presentation of Sonny & Will. I hope Will is not killed off. However, if that does happen, I will continue to watch DAYS. I just don’t want to see DAYS completely abandon any of the gay storylines. Paul could certainly be put into story with someone new, there’s great potential for Paul. I would love to see Tori return, too. I’m glad Tony spoke to this, because it is concerning, that with all the big returns, the 50th approaching, the new kids on the block (aging to teenagers), that Will, Sonny, and Paul will be phased out. I hope DAYS will be mindful, and keep in mind that they worked very hard to tell these stories revolving around the love story with Sonny & Will. I guess we all will have to wait and see what transpires with Will on Friday’s episode. And, like I said, there’s major story and potential to continue to spin-off Paul in a new love story with someone else… a new character.
Loved this radio show with Tony, James and special guest star, Michael Fairman.

P.S. will definitely miss Lauren Boles as Ciara Brady. I loved seeing her in charge of that monopoly game with Chase… very telling.

I too am very disappointed to see Lauren Boles leave the show. She is terrific. I wish her well in the future. I certainly hope she will keep acting. She’s a very talented young lady.

I too will be very disappointed if the gay characters get pushed aside as Days moves forward. I started watching Days the week of Will and Sonny’s wedding. I had never seen the show before and had no idea their wedding was taking place. The week after OLTL’s last broadcast, I started watching Y&R. I gave it about two years and never really connected with it. So, I thought I’d give Days a try. From the first episode I saw, I felt the production value and pace are more like what I’m used to and enjoy. I feel the introduction of serious trouble in their marriage came too soon after the wedding. I wish they could have worked through their problems. I know Freddie Smith left and many people don’t like Guy Wilson. Still, I hope these characters will remain apart of the community. They don’t have to be in front burner story lines. But, they are part of the town. Since Paul is John’s son, I hope he isn’t going anywhere. I hope he can have a new relationship. I like the idea of one of these characters becoming a moral compass like AMC’s Bianca.

I’m on the bandwagon with everyone else. I don’t think Will should make any long term plans. Will’s death is sure to devastate Sami and Lucas. I hope Adrienne will come forward to help Lucas with his grief.

This (real) possibility of Will being murdered has me desperately wanting to reach through the screen and somehow stop it. It’s such a monumental mistake, not only in terms of legacy characters but in terms of visible gay storyline. I just want to say “please don’t do this.” I get if you want to switch directions for a while, put your gay characters in the background – in all fairness, they have had a pretty good front burner run for a few years now. But to get rid of Will in this way? To let Paul drift off into the background? This show moved into the 21st century by putting gay characters front and center and has done such a good job with the story. To have it end like this is really sad, and worries me regarding the future. Nostalgia is good and all, but it only brings temporary reprieve from ratings struggles. The stories have to be there, and so abruptly shifting the gay story to the background and then wiping the center spoke of that story off the canvas (in what seems to be a rather permanent way) seems more reactionary than well though out (sort of like the reactionary way Will was recast inappropriately in the first place). The character of Will is a strong character, a character rich in story possibilities. It’s a shame the writers felt like this was the only way to end this ground breaking characters stay on the show. Will deserved better.

DOOL is just getting worse and worse. I’m trying to stay watching at least until Kassie DePaiva leaves but it’s getting hard. Whoever decided to kill off Will and write out Eve should be fired immediately. This show is a MESS to be coming up on their big anniversary!!

DAYS has me tuning in with excitement every day! The murder of Will was somewhat graphic, but will create great story. Eve will be on for quite a while.

I wonder if Ben will get any ties as a wedding gift…lol

We’re all entitled to our opinion and I’m glad you’re enjoying it. But after 35 years of watching soaps, this has become the worst for me! I already know I’ll stop watching when Eve leaves…if I can even make it until then!

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Matthew Ashford, Martha Madison, Victoria Konefal and Maree Cheatham Make Returns to Days of our Lives

Today on Thursday April 11th, Days of our Lives celebrated the taping of their 15,000 episode which also happens to coincide with the funeral and episodes surrounding the death of Doug Williams (played by the late Bill Hayes).

Michael Fairman TV was on the set today during the milestone celebration; which also revealed who was back and participating in scenes during the emotional funeral for Doug and more.

In addition to the previously revealed Stephen Schnetzer (Steve Olson), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) and Gloria Loring (Liz Chandler), now comes Matthew Ashford (Jack Devereaux), Martha Madison (Belle Black), Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady Weston) and Maree Cheathem (Marie Horton) among others.

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Cheatham last appeared on DAYS back in 2010, while Ashford last appeared in 2023. Other cast members back for Doug’s funeral are Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani)

In addition, look for longstanding cast members including: Josh Taylor (Roman Brady), Stephen Nichols (Steve Brady), Mary Beth Evans (Dr. Kayla Brady), Jim Reynolds (Abe Carver), Jackée Harry (Mayor Paulina Price), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton Kiriakis), Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), and of course, Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) to appear throughout the emotional episodes as well.

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DAYS projects that the 15,000 episode tentatively will stream on Peacock on December 3rd. Since DAYS tapes well in advance, viewers will have a long stretch to wait. Be on the lookout for interviews and coverage from the taping and more right here on Michael Fairman TV.

So, what do you think of the returns listed thus far for the episodes surrounding the passing of Doug Williams and honoring Bill Hayes? Let us know in the comment section.

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Days of our Lives Reveals Newcomers Cherie Jimenez and Al Calderon

On the official Days of our Lives Instagram account, a photo has appeared featuring new additions to Salem, Cherie Jimenez and Al Calderon.  The Peacock streaming soap opera is not offering up just who they are playing.

However, the smart money seems to be that Jimenez is a recast Gabi Hernandez and Calderon potentially her brother, Dario Hernandez, since the two actors are seen standing in Rafe’s (Galen Gering) kitchen.

In story, Gabi has been stuck in prison for “murdering” Li Shin. Looks like the character will be brought back on to the canvas, but will Gabi reunite with Stefan (Brandon Barash)?

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If Calderon proves to be Dario that character has been off the show since 2017, when soap vet Jordi Vilasuso played the part. Dario departed Salem to avoid getting locked up in the slammer and in the process granted Abigail a divorce while in hiding.

If Jimenez looks familiar, she has been featured in roles on Pretty Little Liars,The Newsroom, NCIS, Maya and Breaking Tradition. Calderon has appeared in Walking Dead: World Beyond, and a few episodes of the soapy, The Haves and the Have Nots.

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As for Camila Banus, her last day on the DAYS set was back on April 28, 2023, when she revealed she was exiting the role of Gabi, a role she made soap-famous for 13 years.

Do you think Cherie and Al are the new Gabi and Dario? If not, who do you think they are playing? Weigh-in below.

 

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Melissa Reeves Returns to Days of our Lives

Longtime Days of our Lives star, Melissa Reeves, who has not filmed episodes with the Peacock streaming episode since 2021, is reportedly back on set and shooting story as Jennifer Horton. Reeves began her run as Jennifer back in 1985.

Melissa is taping the Thanksgiving episodes, but will also be a part of the Doug Williams memorial in honor her beloved former castmate Bill Hayes, who passed away in January at the age of 98.

According to TV Insider, Melissa had one concern in returning, in that, the role has been most recently been played by Cady McClain in her absence. Reeves expressed, “My one thing was, ‘I’m not taking this away from Cady.’ If this is Cady’s thing and she loves being here and she really loves playing this part, I don’t want to take it away from her. I’m so good either way.”

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Previously, Melissa had moved to Tennessee full-time with her husband, Scott Reeves (ex-Y&R, GH, DAYS). Speaking on being back to pay tribute to Bill Hayes, Reeves shared, “I heard about Bill, which was just devastating for all of us. I was like, ‘I wonder if they’re going to do tribute shows.’”

For decades, Reeves along with Matthew Ashford (Jack) formed the Salem supercouple of Jack and Jennifer. She related that she reached out to Ashford who said to her, “Would you ever think about going back?’ to which she replied, ‘Matt, I think about Days all the time.’ Melissa added, “So I said, ‘Matt, you know if they called, I would say yes, but I haven’t heard anything.’”

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Being a part of the tribute to Bill Hayes and to say goodbye to his beloved character of Doug Williams, has special significance for Melissa. She mentioned she weeped, recalling, “Of course I cried because he’s such an incredible man, but what an incredible legacy he has left behind as a man, as a father, as a grandfather, as a husband.“

So, looking forward to seeing Melissa Reeves reprise the role of Jennifer Rose Horton later this year as we say goodbye to Doug Williams and honor Bill Hayes? Comment below.

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