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Eileen Davidson Returning To Days Of Our Lives As Kristen DiMera!

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More fantastic news out of Days of our Lives today!  None other than fan favorite, and the actress who gave one of the knockout performances of 2013, Eileen Davidson, is headed back to the NBC soap opera to reprise her role of the evil and vindictive Kristen DiMera.

The announcement of the return of Davidson comes on the heels of an exciting two year pickup for DAYS announced less than a week ago by NBC.  The actress is slated to begin taping sometime in March and will begin airing this summer.

Over the past year, the character of Kristen DiMera has been the driving force behind some of the most engaging and provocative storylines leaving fans and critics alike wanting more and eager for the return of their favorite villainess.

Returning for a powerful story arc that’s bound to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, DAYS Co-Executive producer Greg Meng commented, “As an important member of the Days family it is exciting to have Eileen return. The writers have some great things cooking for Kristen and we can’t wait for the fans to see what this will mean for Salem. Must-watch TV at its best! Stay tuned!”

 So what do you think about the news of Eileen returning to DAYS?  What do you think will be the next arc in Kristen’s story and how will it impact the canvas?  Let us know!

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Nikki
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Nikki

I hope she is staying for an extended period of time and not just a pop-up return.

Patrick
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Patrick

i know… right?

kinda reminds me of… why didn’t they share… how long KM, robin of GH… return was for…. it was so short lived… why bother?

I hope ED has a long term contract

can’t help but want perfection… and as a fan… be spoiled by how good everything is… soapbox…. DAYS is the BEST serial of the remaining 4

SZima
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SZima

I don’t know if I could take her long-term, LOL!
I LOVE Eileen, but there is “too much of a good thing” and Kristin can easily be that. I thought they totally wrote her into a corner she’d never get out of with the “Rape” storyline. That pretty much destroyed the character for me.
So, unless she’s coming back to confess & repent for her sins, I don’t know that I want her back.

Sharonda
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Sharonda

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS! BYE SAMI! I’LL MISS YOU, BUT LONG LIVE KRISTEN DIMERA! NOW….if we can only get Lexi out of the ground and we can have a real sibling rivalry between blood and water.

Patrick
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Patrick

I wish Lexie was alive as well…. she was the perfect catalyst…. go between…. for the good people of Salem… vs : The “clandestine” DiMera’s

lord knows.. it’d be good to see Abe… involved…. it was rumored to be with Kayla… that never panned out…..

my wish… back from the dead… would be Faye… Nicole’s mother… Nicole truly needs a good support system… a family of her own…. Faye would have been perfect for either Abe or Roman

Cindy
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Cindy

I agree I miss lexie too !!! I think Kristen and brady could be next super couple!!! I kind of like seeing brady as a “bad boy”! If brady defrock a nun kristen and he would be equal! Just kidding :0) seriously I do think brady and Kristen deserve another chance hopefully she will repent for what she did to handsome father eric and change her ways like her bro ej oh yeah he did just sleep with innocent abby who could turn “bad@ if she doesn’t get her ej fix!!!!! Who knows next year the dimaras could be the… Read more »

Cindy
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Cindy

Alot of “back and forth” going on here. What’s the real story??

Jack Evans
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Jack Evans

Contractual negotiations, that’s the real story. Don’t believe any B.S. press people throw at you. Actors seem to be REALLY going through a revolving door over at Days.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

The real story is: She loves both shows. Y&R is her first love. DAYS is her true love! She is better utilized as Kristen on DAYS. She knows Ashley is a YawneR. Most people would rather play in the sand than Yawn and Retire!

DAYS is hot and will only get hotter! I’m looking forward to seeing ED in the role(s) of her lifetime…Kristen DiMera and Susan Banks!!!

Jack Evans
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Jack Evans

Trust me, there’s much more to the story than “she loves both shows” – obviously there are contract offers and rejections, that’s the reality of producing an expensive afternoon Daytime show.

Cindy
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Cindy

Yee haw I agree!!!!!!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It does sound strange– I agree there must be more to the story. But actors have private lives, so maybe she left for some personal reason that has been resolved and now she is free to come back– of course they don’t say how long she will be back, so we could be talking a very short stint on this show—then back to Y&R for a cameo or two—that’s cool I like both of her characters and enjoy it whenever she in on canvas for either show.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

She basically said she wanted to take a break – totally understandable given that her shooting schedule seemed to be quite intense before she left… not saying she didn’t explore going back to Y&R, but anyone who had as much airtime and carried the storylines to the extent she did very likely did want a bit of family time and r and r.

Omar
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Omar

All I can say it is this..YIPPIE SKIPPIE YESSSSS!

I only been a fan of DOOL for 2 years, but Eileen has become one of my favorite actors in daytime of all time!!! She SO deserves recognition at the upcoming Emmy Awards! The thought of Eileen and Kassie possibly sharing scenes together has me salivating, LOL.

Patrick
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Patrick

“OMG”

I honestly, OK

a part of me knew…. as an actor… she’d fare better at DAYS
but… i thought… she’s going to go back to Y&R

LOL…. hip hip hooray.. through the roof…. for DOOL – NBC – SONY bravo

Thank you Eileen Davidson… I’m so glad you were able to take time off…. for your personal life!

as a fan… WE LOVE YOU!

I didn’t think it’d be this soon…. I’ll take it….. soapbox… DOOL IS ON!

hugs to you and your son (s)

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

Excellent…so glad ED is coming back!!!!

Nicole
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Nicole

Oh yeaaaa! I love this news! Way to go DAYS! Kristen touching down in Salem AGAIN to cause hell im excited:)

Cindy
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Cindy

Ditto

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Kristen will return…with a baby…is it Erics or Bradys?(can she have children?) Probably Erics…and she’ll bring the baby to Erics and Nicoles wedding during sweeps…lol

Patrick
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Patrick

I hope that’s the case… and she does, in fact , arrive “home” in Salem with child

damnation abound…. with in your face…. Sami and Nicole

ED’ Kristen is too powerful a performer…. to let Kristen be tormented…. it’s power time

I hope EEEJJJ is in for this round…. DiMera TIME

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Meanwhile, i do see Hope and Aiden as a future couple…and Ciara…maybe a bad seed child because she misses daddy Bo?

Patrick
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Patrick

I liked Aiden and Hope’ rapport…. it was as natural as it could be…. I was pleasantly surprised…. Lord knows… it’s been angst and scratch my eyes out… that super couple jinx.. think Daniel and Jenn. i’ve been holding vigil for Hope…. this could be him… Aiden ——— the other thing… that has me stoked…. is how honest Nicole is being with “father” Eric…. LOL… had that nun not come in and gave him a new rosary bead necklace… and him telling father Walton… he feels right at home at the church…. i don’t know…. I teared up for this… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I think Sami will soon catch E.J. and Abigail together maybe for Feb. sweeps marking the beggining of the end for Sami and E.J.?

Tsuds
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Tsuds

hmmm good idea about the baby..

Cindy
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Cindy

Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I think that Eileen Davidson would be WAY BETTER OFF going back to DOOL. I mean…there is WAY TOO MUCH backstage drama (or whatever) going on right now on the Y&R set because of the Michael Muhney-Hunter King drama. I’m just saying……….

Joshua
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Joshua

Interesting. I will be tuning in just to see the downright thrilling Kassie DePaiva. Will be nice to see another familiar face (Young and the Restless, Santa Barbara).

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Why not give her the Anthony Geary contract? You know, that guy from GH that works 6 months and then goes on “vacation”. Even the Tracey Bergman contract would work. Geez…..

Cindy
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Cindy

Agreed luke spencer (anthony) is awsome and crazy!! I could see him and brady teaming up for a mystery storyline!!! May he and marlana could “hook up”? Or he and hope?

Mark
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Mark

Love days and looooove eileen!!!!

denisefan
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denisefan

Would love for Kristen DiMera’s character to be responsible for the exit of Sammie Brady.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

that would be an awesome….. trickery

score one for the DiMera’

I mean why not… lets show all of Salem… that once and for all… Kristen is BACK… and she’s a DiMera… AND a POWER player….

god love her…. her character needs to be brought down a peg…. down to earth…. she isn’t reaching heaven with her virtue intact… and her high moral fiber…. give us a lil’ break and LET Kristen bring one of them down

Patrick
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Patrick

let the return of Kristen…. speculation begin….

when where how and why?????

I hope she somehow… got a hold of either Eric or Bradys dna… and she got a surrogate…maybe she even had her eggs frozen….

ta-da! she returns to Salem w/child

either way… as a long time soap fan… when “YOUR” show is ON…. you just want perfection

she’ll bring out the best and showcase… John and Marlena

FRANK
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FRANK

AMEN – Eileen Davidson is absolutely brilliant as Kristen as well as the other characters she created on Days. So happy she will be back with some more great adventures. Next up, we should see Eileen winning the Emmy with her outstanding performance this past year on Days.

Daisy
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Daisy

Wonderful news!

Deep Dish
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Deep Dish

Great news!!! Love Eileen as Kristen.

jordan
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jordan

Eileen is only coming back for 2 months, then she is leaving again..

Joseph
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Joseph

How do you know this?

Patrick
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Patrick

IS DOOL canvas “CAST” set up?

MY wish list is still….. Ted King and/or Michael Lowry as BO!

Michael Muhney… as Peter Black and/or Jack Deveraux
Billy Miller and/or Trevor St. John… as either or Peter Blake and/or Jack Deveraux

tight, complete, the BEST …. set… canvas… to cull from…. and the best cast wish list

Ray
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Ray

This is fantastic news. I am already envisioning a fight with Nicole, Eric, Brady and Marlena.

Jared
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Jared

People come and go on soaps. When one leaves, there’s always someone fun and entertaining to go front and center. I actually like it that way. By the way, welcome back, Eileen. I love Ms. Davidson in both of her roles, and I just love to see her on my screen. A talented lovely indeed!

Truth Detective
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Truth Detective

Stay in Salem and out of Genoa City!

Cookie
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Cookie

Finaly she will be the lead

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

OMG! Best. News. Ever.

Patrick
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Patrick

tally’ing the dates….

if she left last July, 16, 2013 and starts taping this coming March, 2014

she’s had an 8 month break.

plenty of time… to have that “baby”

LOL

I still cannot believe our good fortune!

Patrick
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Patrick

with two heavy weights back on our screens…..

Eileen Davidson… and Kassie DePaiva

I hope these two click and have at it… the fiesty Donovan Women befriend Kristen… and these three… Kristen, Eve, and Theresa…. pool their all that and lay waste in Salem

I say this cause… I was always “weary” for Kristen…. always hated by the whole lot in Salem…

this time around… it’s her cake and eat it too!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe Eve and Brady will become a couple…would love to see Kassie and Eileen in fight scenes together…

Phil
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Phil

This doesn’t surprise me at all. Davidson said she would love to return to DAYS if the opportunity were right… The arc must be good for her! It is probably a short term contract, but hey I will take Kristen in small doses if that is all that I can get of her. She has made no secret that she enjoys both Sony Soaps DAYS and Y&R! So her back and forth is not plagued with a hidden meaning. I am not really into Y&R, haven’t been in some time. That being said, I much prefer her as Kristen. She… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

that is so very well said:

“…So her back and forth is not plagued with a hidden meaning.”

at this point… it’s all for one and one for all…..

whatever it takes to keep these 4 Serials – Alive and prospering

she’s so good at all this

Mo
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Mo

FANTASTIC! I just hope it’s not a driveby. Wait till Brady sees her. Wowser! Fireworks.

Harlee
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Harlee

This is such awesome news! I”m so happy about her returning to a soap….in my heart I wish it was YR but Kristen is at this point a better written role. Congrats to Days for being the best soap on television! Days is on FIRE right now with Kristen returning to do more damage is what a soaps do best and Days is so balanced in stories right now, with mixture of fun, romance, mystery, backstabbing, current social stories with drugs, alcohol abuse, featuring all vets in the forefront using the church and adding religion along with bratty children Ciara!… Read more »

robert
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robert

Fantastic news. It’s going to be fantastic with Eileen and Kassie.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I knew Eileen would return to DAYS. It’s a much stronger role for her to dig her teeth into, and the writers know how to write for her talents as an actress. I hope this isn’t a temporary return, either. I respect her for leaving to spend time with her family, but the canvas is deeply missing Kristen Blake! I need more of her!

dmr
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dmr

I absolutely agree with you, Scott!

dmr
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dmr

I seriously cannot wait to see Eileen Davidson back as my favorite DAYS character, Kristen Dimera! I absolutely love Eileen as Kristin! I was very sad to see her go! The show is not the same. Eileen is just as talented as she is beautiful! I hope she stays on for a long time to come!

Creekers
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Creekers

They will build her up cause of Ali’s departure and I have a feeling James Scott will be leaving too!

Joseph
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Joseph

They should have her return as Susan Banks… because Kristen is now an outcast after the Father Eric scandal. It can then be revealed that it is actually Kristen disguised as Susan and that would make for a great story line. Kristen can still be evil behind the scenes but be on the inside as Susan. That would be great TV!

Caryn Ashekian
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Caryn Ashekian

Phenomenal!!!!!! 🙂

Cindy Olsen
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Cindy Olsen

I can’t wait. One of my most favorite characters in Days since I began watching in l966. She is fantastic and what an actress!!!! I’ll be counting the Days till she returns.

ginny
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ginny

Great news !!!!!!!!! now hoping for a good story line for my favorite EJ !!!!!!!!

me
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me

Love that she is coming back! I was bummed when she left…cant wait to see what she has up her sleeve, I love to hate her lol!

pam
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pam

so done with kristen…time for marlena to give her her just desserts…hopefully they can do that in 2 months..how about a triangle with roman, john and marlena…so much history…love runs both ways…the perfect set up!

Claud Ward
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Claud Ward

I like Kristen on the show I think she should get back with Brady love them two together and I thinkthat jen and dDaniel should get married to much on and off with them two gets annoying to the point you dont want to watch the show . And I like to see Abigail and EJ toether Sammy needs to get what’s coming to her.

Lisa M
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Lisa M

No way should Abigail and EJ be together. Shes a little homewrecker. Sami and EJ should run away together with their kids and live happiely ever after. im Glad Kristen is back but think she should be nice. Show has enough evil between Theresa and Anne.

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‘Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas’ First Look Trailer Revealed

Next week, the highly-anticipated holiday special, Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas, is set to bow on Peacock beginning on Thursday, December 16th.

Now, Peacock has released this sneak peek first look trailer featuring many of your favorites of Salem getting ready for Christmas  … but with not how you may think!

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In story, Will Horton is on deadline to write a screenplay before Christmas Eve. Using everyone’s favorite feel-good holiday movie tropes, he creates a festive story based on his family and friends in Salem – but with several twists and turns you’ll never see coming.​

The cast includes: Alison Sweeney, Eileen Davidson, Blake Berris, Chandler Massey, Zach Tinnker, Camila Banus, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Jackée Harry, Arianne Zucker, Raven Bowens, Eric Martsolf, Billy Flynn, Greg Rikaart, Paul Telfer, Lindsay Arnold, Lucas Adams, Carson Boatman, Dan Feuerriegel, and more.

Watch the trailer below, and then let us know if you are looking forward to seeing Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas via the comment section.

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Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
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The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
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DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
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Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Julie Stands Up to MarDevil; Susan Seaforth Hayes Reminds Us Why She is Soap Royalty

Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it, let’s just say, not your typical Turkey Day episode in Salem.  It also moved the story along with MarDevil being exposed!

At Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) Thanksgiving, Doug (Bill Hayes) shouts that Marlena (Deidre Hall) is the devil. However, Marlena still insists that Doug is delusional and needs to be locked back up.  It is then that Julie stands by her husband.  Julie is on to Marlena and wonders if she should call “Marlena,” who she truly is at the moment, “Satan”.

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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle (Martha Madison) also believe something is terribly wrong.  Marlena tells them this is ridiculous, but Belle wants to hear what else Doug has to say.  Then, Shawn handcuffs Marlena to take her down to the station for questioning.  Julie doesn’t believe for one second that handcuffs will restrain the devil, and she was right! MarDevil breaks the cuffs and flings Shawn across the Thanksgiving dinner table complete with food-a-flying, leaving him unconscious.

Now with yellow eyes and lights flickering, MarDevil goes after Doug and Julie, but Julie stops Satan in his tracks professing “Not today, Satan!” Just then, MarDevil grabs a knife and in a counter move, Julie holds out her rosary saying love is the power and that the God of love is stronger than the devil! Julie defiantly tells MarDevil that the truth is out and Satan’s reign of terror is over! But MarDevil turns the tables and sneers, “It will never be over!”

It was in these scenes opposite Deidre Hall, that Susan Seaforth Hayes shined as she has done for decades given the material, as Julie went the toe-to-toe with the devil and Susan made us believe that love can win out over everything, especially the love of Doug and Julie.

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In another touching moment in the episode, Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) tells EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) from her hospital bed, how she used herself as a human sacrifice for the devil to keep John alive and to protect her son.  An emotional EJ can’t believe that Susan was willing to die for him. However, Susan explains that a mother always protects their child and she would do it all over again when faced with that decision.  Haiduk and Feurriegel also delivered in these scenes.

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With John (Drake Hogestyn) freed by Anna (Leann Hunley) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis), he eventually makes his way into the Horton house to confront MarDevil, but Satan is gone.  Instead, John finds Shawn with Doug and Julie and they inform him that MarDevil had left to fulfill her true purpose.  Just then, Marlena arrives at Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal). We fade to black.

Now below, check out Susan Seaforth Hayes in a scene from Friday’s episode as Julie fends off the devil.

Then, let us know, what did you think of Susan’s performance? What do you think MarDevil will do next to Ben and Ciara and “their” baby? Did you enjoy the Susan and EJ scenes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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