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EJami Reunited For Syrian Refugee DAYS Fan On Last Week Tonight With John Oliver!

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Courtesy/HBO

On Sunday night, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver had a very special surprise for for 16-year old wheelchair bound Syrian refugee Noujain Mustaffa and Days of our Lives fans.

Noujain is the young teenage girl we told you about earlier last week, who was trying to get to Germany and seek asylum. When ABC News first brought the young girl’s plight to the forefront, they asked Noujain how she learned to speak English.  She said by watching Days of our Lives, and in particular the struggles of Sami (Alison Sweeney) and EJ (James Scott).  She also related she was upset that her favorite character (EJ) was killed off the show!

But for one night only, EJami was reunited thanks to the efforts of Oliver and his production team who hoped to shed light on the struggles of the migrants and refugees in Europe, and wanting to do something for Noujain.  So, after a hilarious recap of what led up to the “death” of EJ DiMera, Oliver threw to a clip which featured Alison Sweeney and James Scott playing out a sort of EJami reunion with a shout out to Noujain as only EJ can!

James Scott took to Twitter following the airing of the broadcast saying: “Thank you #LastWeekTonight and #Ali_Sweeney and #Noujainfor one last Dimera dance!”   He then followed it up with a hashtag in a new tweet, #ejamiaintover   Alison Sweeney added on Twitter: ” So glad to give Noujain her HEA and bring attention to her story. #Days50″

Watch the entire segment after the jump, which includes the set up from John Oliver featuring James and Alison as EJ and Sami after the jump!  Then let us know what you think of Alison and James coming on board to do this segment with a nod to Noujain and her story? Do you hope to see EJami back on DAYS in the future?  Comment below!

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Jill
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Jill

This was sooo amazing!! I loved that James and Ali did this for noujain!! But really this was for all Ejami Lovers who got cheated out of our HEA! So for James and Ali to get together and do this for her was so cool!! But that’s just the kind of awesome people that James and Ali are!! I would love to see them reunited back on Days, but I’m not holding my breath. But for know, I know it was just for noujain on LWT, but it was a way for Ejamis to finally get our HEA!!! Thanks James… Read more »

Leslie
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Leslie

Now that Ejami got their HEA let’s pray that Noujain and all those seeking a better life will get one too.

God bless John, James and Ali.

camilla
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camilla

So cool by Ali and James to do this 🙂 Ejami created a sensation on Days the actor’s intense chemistry and the characters fit so well together, do not know if they ever can create a similar pair on the show like Ejami? Anyway, very nicely done for the Syrian girl who seemed to love these characters. Strange that the show could not give Ejami fans a happy ending when they were on? Therefore Ejami fans left the show they were fed up with the disastrous writing as EJ and Sami got. Very strange that what was so obvious to… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

That James is one hell of a good winker too.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@Harry, yes James is! Gifted across the board.
What a treat. Alison & James are class acts!

Harry
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Harry

Question–why isn’t James Scott a huge movie star?
He reminds me of High Grant.

lulu
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lulu

He should be and AS should have a prime time tv show.

lou piikes
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lou piikes

OMG !!! That reunion was hilarious. I so wanted to see Noujain’s reaction to the ejami reunion.

lulu
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lulu

me too ! Awesome girl with good taste, by the way.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I do too. Please, someone, we must see Noujain’s reaction.

Ahmad
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Ahmad

Here is Noujain’s video after seeing the reunion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkCQwFC8VLk

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Ahmad, thank you for sharing this. Just love her infectious joy! She’s an amazing girl. Reminds me how lucky I am and not to focus on my first-world “problems”.

Diana Whitt
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Diana Whitt

YES !!!! I want EJ and Sami back !!!!!!

jb44
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jb44

It was a lot of fun to watch and such a surprise! Who would have expected them to be on the John Oliver show. Wish they would both come back to Days.

carol smith
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carol smith

I don’t think I will ever quit missing these two,, ,, and one of the nicest things to do for this girl ,,, love it

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

It doesnt matter if EJ and Sami are together on Days(not really sure) but what they did for that girl was nice!

Torqumada
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Torqumada

THIS. TIMES INFINITY.

Karen
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Karen

My heart

Beth
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Beth

I’m not even an Ejami fan and I thought it was awesome! What JS and AS did for this refugee girl was funny and wonderful. In addition, it gives the Ejami fans the HEA they desperately wanted. I love that John Oliver’s show did this. How great is this? And I also have to give credit to Sony and DOOL, because they didn’t have to give HBO permission to use the show’s characters for this purpose. This is one of the nicest things I’ve seen a non-Daytime show do for a couple on Daytime. Well done by everyone!

Harry
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Harry

Yes, Beth! This was grand for all so many reasons. One, it underscores and calls attention to the plight of the migrant/refugee’s and the injustices from which they are suffering. Two, and this might seem less important by comparison, it calls attention to the soap genre. Days of our Lives viewers are bound to watch this segment and will learn something while folks who do not watch soaps, will learn how fabulous (Days and Allison Sweeney and James Scott, in particular) can be. This put Days on the grid and that is a good thing. It’s a win-win situation which… Read more »

lulu
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lulu

So so cool, all this story is great. This amazing and courageous young girl, i hope she find a home soon. And great move from John Oliver (who is so funny and smart like his pal Jon Stewart) and from the awesome actors Ali Sweeney and James Scott (who were able to create such an unique soap couple despite all the bad writing they suffered for years !)

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I think they did suffer bad writing in the last year, but not for years. If it was bad for years, then you most likely would not have liked and rooted for them. Angst is a good thing for soap couples.

louisa
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louisa

OMG Fabulous!! I will watch this over again.

Maggie
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Maggie

Absolutely incredible. Amazing that Last Week Tonight was able to pull an EJami reunion off in about 5 days time, to give Nourjain something happy to treasure while she goes through her horrific journey to freedom. Kudos to Ali Sweeney and James Scott for being willing to do this for this sweet, intelligent girl. And the added bonus is that all EJami fans got their HEA, the one Days was too vindictive to give to them last year. What fools.

Nicole
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Nicole

My heart will never get over the VOID of AS & JS not being on the show. I miss them so much they were my couple and can never be replaced. If I was them (tptb) I would do whatever I could to get them back on especially for the 50th and beyond. I want EJami back! So do many others!!!! Thank you Michael for sharing this with us. Noujain’s reaction – I would have loved to seen her reaction too this!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

The. Best. Thing. Ever.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I hope to find out Noujain was able to see EJami reunite. I loved the shout out to her!

Harry
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Harry

Me too! I love John Oliver with the heat of a thousand suns.
Did you hear John Oliver call Abby a “little trollop?”

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, Harry, I laughed so hard! Then I laughed some more when I read Kate Mansi’s response on Twitter!

Torqumada
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Torqumada

It was a hilarious. AND she is! LOL

Harry
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Harry

What did Kate Mansi Tweet, 4ever Days?

Talisyn
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Talisyn

Beyond heartwarming, so very sweet. What a story. My sincerest well wishes to Noujain Mustaffa, and thank yous to John Oliver/HBO and super awesome amazing thanks to EJami and Days.

Harry
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Harry

Great post, Talisyn. It was very uplifting indeed.

Deb
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Deb

Well, that simply made my day!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

ABC News found Noujain in a refugee camp and showed her the video. Sorry, I don’t have a link. Kudos to all involved. Another reason to love John Oliver.

Belle
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Belle

That was great! I miss those two. Plus, John Oliver is okay, also!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Kudos all the way around!!!

John Oliver is brilliant!

Noujain Mustaffa is inspiring!

Alison Sweeney and James Scott were terrific to agree to do this. And the scene they acted was very cathartic, not only for Miss Mustaffa, but also for fans of DOOL. It gives a degree of closure, to be sure…

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

The Days of our Lives family has always shown much appreciation for their fans. So it is not surprising that James Scott and Alison Sweeney would do what they did to make this young girl happy and draw attention to her plight. This act of kindness was very much indicative of the character the Days family. Once a Salemite, always a Salemite full of compassion and kindness for fans!

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