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Exclusive: Love Stories On The Soaps Daytime Emmys Segment Package!

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Courtesy/ABC

During this year’s 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Telecast, “love in the afternoon” was given its due and its own very special tribute when a 3 minute plus clip package featuring some of the greatest love stories and couples throughout the years from the remaining four network soap operas.

As the tribute to soaps love stories played on-stage, Tessanne Chin, winner of season five of the The Voice, wowed the audience by performing the iconic Marvin Hamlisch tune from the landmark Broadway musical A Chorus Line, “What I Did For Love”.   Chin sang alongside a montage of some of the most heart-tugging, memorable moments of super couples and duos.

However, since during the telecast the camera was often on Chin’s stirring performance, and not the clips that only those attending the Daytime Emmys could see, daytime fans had inquired how they could see the entire package.  And now, On-Air On-Soaps is posting the segment exclusively here.  Michael Fairman, who was the Daytime Emmy telecast consulting producer created the love stories clip package along with Daytime Emmy telecast editor Patrick Doody.

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From General Hospital’s Luke and Laura, Sonny and Carly, Patrick and Robin, Sonny and Brenda, Maxie and Nathan, Julian and Alexis, to The Bold and the Beautiful’s Bill and Brooke, Liam and Hope, Ridge and Brooke, Rick and Maya, Liam and Steffy, to The Young and the Restless Nick and Sharon, Paul and Lauren, Victor and Nikki, Danny and Christine, Malcolm and Olivia, Phyllis and Jack, Katherine and Murphy, to Days of our Lives EJ and Sami, John and Isabella, Bo and Hope, Patch and Kayla, John and Marlena, Sonny and Will, and Abe and Lexie, were all a part of this emotional highlight of the Emmy ceremonies.

Watch the Daytime Emmy greatest love stories package below. Then let us know what was your favorite moment in it, and of course … who is your favorite soap couple of all-time?

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Susan H.
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Susan H.

Favorite soap couple of all time would be Liz & Neil… still holding out hope for #Days50 🙂

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I have several favorites and Dr. Neil Curtis and Liz Chandler Curtis are waaaaay up there! I hope your wish is granted!!!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, my gosh…are you talking about Gloria Loring, 4ever? My grandmother talks about that romance as being one of her faves also.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, CeeCee, If only Gloria can come back as Liz and sing us a song!

Patrick
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Patrick

ie: from DAYS 50th Anniversary, issue: Gloria Loring “what did you think about your new job” I just reveled in it. i loved being there and from very early on, i got to work with Joe Gallison, who was such a great teacher. i had two young kids at home, and i was a little scattered. i’d come in and i always wanted to be the social person and he’d get annoyed with me and i would smarten right up. it was like having a teacher that’s holding the ruler. but he was great! I needed that! and he always… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@4ever. I love Gloria’s voice….I googled her. She also sang the title song of THE FACTS OF LIFE. I know I was only 2 when it went off air, but I remember the tune in my head. My family makes fun of me , telling me I was too young. My mother says I think I remember through the power of suggestion since my older siblings still talk about that show….LOL. I feel that I’ve missed so much not being around or being too young to have watched these soaps. When you guys reminisce about the good old days, even… Read more »

Susan H.
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Susan H.

Yes! There used to be so much music on Days. I think I got my love of music from that show. Bill Hayes & Gloria singing at Doug’s Place! We didn’t have a VCR back then, so if I didn’t see it when it aired, I missed the show. Someone on YouTube has most of the last three years of the Liz & Neil story. Some of this stuff I’m seeing for the first time. I distinctly remember all the music though. I read someplace that Gloria has said she’d love to come back. Joe just turned 80 and doesn’t… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….I would never discount the possibility that you do indeed remember that tune. I’ve had many recollections from my earliest childhood…reading newspaper headlines whilst in my highchair, recalling moments from television programs shared with my parents, recognizing popular songs played during my infancy—to the point of even knowing the all the words so I could sing along—and mentioning knowledge of people of whom I had only encountered as a baby, and my mother always confirmed these memories as fact. Hence, given that I had no siblings to “prompt” these notions, they most certainly had to have been authentic impressions. Additionally,… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I would vote for;
Julian and Alexis !!
They were not sappy campy..

All that unicorn and rainbow love stuff is so over the moon sappy campy lol ..
Julian and Alexis were/are very awesome!!

Leila
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Leila

Well, look at their relationship now. He’s a thug/weasel & she’s a hypocrite who continue to breakup & make up. It’s old & tiresome, so give me a sappy campy couple over that repetitive mess anyday.

su0000
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su0000

Leila, hi.. Julian and Alexis are a perfect soap couple.. they are love and lust and and two sides of the coin.. He is a mobster with a heart of love for her she is an attorney who is scared to love. And their chem is grabbing.. they never are dull and most of all they are not the typical stereotype sappy campy over the rainbow couple that become dreary quickly and a lot of campy love problems to torture us with their boring love gone wrong stuff.. Julian and Alexis are perfectly rounded! and- every single soap character is… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Su. I do agree that Alexis and Julian were hot the first time I saw them together. I liked the idea that after so many years, decades, actually….they came together. Now, if they are together in the biblical sense, I FF. This is personal, but for me, a great romance not only includes passion, tearing each other’s clothes off (as the overly-used Alexis does, anywhere and everywhere) , sexually-I-see-stars-bursting-and-volcanos-exploding and losing oneself in the ‘moment’;……but also, gossamer caresses, mushy, sappy preludes of the coming delights, with whispers of sweet-nothings in each other’s ears. But, now? …..it has become tawdry….the… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Best romance isn’t limited to young love. There’s also something to be said about older, enduring love being the best romances. Maybe not as many fireworks and hormones at work any more (but that depends on who you talk to), but a lot of tenderness, loyalty, forgiveness and the having followed through on promises and “till death do us part” stuff. It’ incredible to see it when they can go the distance.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I’m sure you’re right, Rose. Sorry. However, I can only base my opinion on what I know. I suppose it is unrealistic to generalize. I am not there yet. If my parents are an example of everlasting love and romance, yes…romance can exist at any age….very rare ! It depends on the people involved and destiny. I hope I will maintain the same ideals that forty years from now. As far as Soapland is concerned, I can’t think of one couple in the recent past (sorry about the oxymoron) that I would call a great romance. The relationship falls apart… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

CeeCee…that’s what I like about you. You are open to other ideas, even if you haven’t experienced them yet. You’re fortunate to have the parents you have as an example of lasting “romance.” As far as “Soapland” I agree. Lasting romance is few and far between. Probably the last I’ve seen on GH is Edward and Lila, and maybe Bo and Nora on OLTL. Just a theory is there are more younger romances because all the soaps have a preferred demo of younger viewers. I understand this so I try to have fun with these romances, partly because they help… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Very well put, CeeCee. You already know my view of the cheap, tacky antics of Alexis and her boytoy, Julian. I’ve never understood how their pairing can be construed as some sort of epic romance, when it’s truly never been more than a relationship of happenstance and convenience, one based solely upon the fact that they conceived an illegitimate child as the result of a single night of anonymous teenaged nooky. When these two first re-encountered each other, it was due to a colossally-contrived chance in a million, and yet, we were supposed to buy into the notion that their… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Anna and Duke should have been on the list! And for old times sake, Edward and Lila.

Rose
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Rose

And if you have to have Robin and Patrick, should also add Anna and Robert Scorpio.

Linda
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Linda

Bring back AMC and OLTL!!!!

Sharon
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Sharon

Even Robin Scorpio couldnt bring those two back from the dead!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Cute, Sharon!

Filomena
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Filomena

Favorite soap couple of all time (TSJ) Todd- Victor /Tea. Hope and Liam (still waiting for a payoff and Hope’s return…please) but, my absolute favorite of the clip.

ghlove
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ghlove

LoveloveLOVE Alexis and Julian so they’re my pick!!

But LnL are just simply undeniable as well!! :))))

Larson
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Larson

Fun to watch in its entirety, but so many couples were overlooked. Would’ve been great to see them instead of seeing multiple clips of the same couples. Example, instead of two of Maxie and Nathan, what about Carly and Bo (DOOL) or Jason and Sam (GH). I felt there was something lacking.

sharon
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sharon

Nathan and Maxie!!

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

Sonny and Will were my favorite. I am just so sad and disappointed that the writer’s destroyed them. Such an amazing thing they did doing their story line …now what it has become is tragic.

The Substitute
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The Substitute

Victoria Wyndham /Rachel & Douglas Watson / Mac Another World! Respect & love on and off camera for sixteen years no one will or has ever made that kind of impact. True class wins out every time!

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m with you 100% : was this montage only from the 4 serial on air… to feature and celebrate

almost any thing… from Another World, As the World Turns, and Guiding Light… and Santa Barbara would have surpassed

toast and soapbox what lives

The Substitute
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The Substitute

I would also give special mention to Patch & Kayla also Eden & Cruz of Santa Barbara. Marcy has now retired from acting and is a youth minister at Life Church in Edmond ok.

The Substitute
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The Substitute

Go watch the tribute VW did of Douglas Watson when he died in 1989 I think will make you cry like a baby. Sorry soaps are not what they use to be that is why I hit and miss and that is my choice other new viewers live them a different time

PGP
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PGP

Danny and Michelle (Joie Lenz version) GL, but they don’t count because GL is no longer on the air!

IA
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IA

Steve and Kayla are the epitome of daytime romance. The clip of them was too brief but I am glad they were included/remembered. So many classic couples were missing.

Patrick
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Patrick

Steve and kayla… “truly” my all time favorite supercouple
so close.. and on even par… Shane and Kimberly

The Substitute
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The Substitute

Patrick I think you and I think on the same scale I want old respect and love not rushed a slow burn that is soap opera I also like you loved Marlena with Roman played by Wayne Northup and yes John and the raised eyebrow!!!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Gotta say, I’m with you IA and Patrick, Steve&Kayla, fave soap couple of all time. They had a love that grew on us, slowly, at times MADDENINGLY so, lol .. it was torture, but it was sweet torture. Stephen Nichols conveyed so much emotion with just one eye, SUCH a good actor, and MaryBeth Evans matched him step-for-step. Their real-life friendship made their relationship so much more “real”, they really made it believable. Their theme songs, his little nickname for her, “Sweetness”, the way they looked at each other .. DAYS has had some great couples, but Patch&Kayla are my… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

Sami and EJ were the best by a mile other’s didn’t compare all these vets Days are bringing back will make up for the loss of Ali and James i rather see them both of them back back than all these actors that are coming back not interested in watching them.

Ejami will always be Days greatest super couple.

Patrick
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Patrick

NICE montage my top 5 un mementos #1. laugh out loud : studmuffin Doug Davidson, walking in on : “wearing” only rose petals…. I’ve always like these two, “together!” (should be lauded Lauralee Bell) #2. the greatest love story : John and izzi B… John Black and Isabella… sobbed with my damn breaking #3. saddest death and break : Lexie and Abe, DAYS #4. Patrick and Robin marrying #5. OK : 3 way tie: Melody Thomas Scott : i could watch her doing any thing : just not with Victor..anymore Will and Sonny Wedding: DAYS John Black and Marlena reunion… Read more »

The Substitute
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The Substitute

Doug Davidson’s best chemistry was with Cassandra Rollins played by the gorgeous Nina Arvensen Bill Bell did a take off of the movie Body Heat it was such great soap.

Patrick
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Patrick

First appearance March 03, 1988
Last appearance April 15, 1991

I recall her very well : steamY

another “blonde” that knocked my socks off : Carrington Garland, From 1989 to 1991, she played the role of Kelly Capwell on the daytime TV soap Santa Barbara.

from all the decades plus of watching daytime…. I think it’s OK to categorize…. some people… in a league of their own: Too Beautiful

for the brunnette : Crystal Chappell, ex-Carly, DAYS

my favorite woman… is Mary Beth Evans, Kayla, Days of OUR Lives

Shay
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Shay

Ooooh….you are so right, “The Substitute!” Nina Arvesen was quite the soap siren! Cool, blonde and dangerous! I miss the days when the ladies of daytime were drop-dead gorgeous and oh so sophisticated!

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Still wiping away the tears! This was beautiful and should have been shown in its entirety!

SteveS
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SteveS

Greg & Jenny from AMC were the all-time best! It sucks that they didn’t feature classic couples from the soaps no longer on.

Ann
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Ann

My favorite soap couple of all time is Caleb and Olivia Morley, Port Charles! They were mystical, magical. Played with perfection by Easton and Monaco. They stirred my heart and soul! They were brilliant! I still terribly miss that show and their realm!

Shay
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Shay

So true, Ann! Caleb and Livvie were a “Gothically-delicious duo!” (No vampire pun intended!) I loved the moody, evocative vibe of “Port Charles,” too! “Twas a real treat when GH briefly acknowledged the show’s history with Easton and Monaco.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I found the package biased towards Luke and Laura as it started and finished and then some. Luke punching Scotty. Really! I don’t know Liam and Hope, but I agree that clip was nice. The four shows were represented based on who is still on the canvas. Two couples EJ and Sami/Abe and Lexi one half the each couple was dying. They could have pick better clips for some couples: Bo and Hope. there were duos missing: Duke and Anna

I would love to see packages of duos of the past too.

Rose
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Rose

Sami and EJ hands downs my all time favorite couple. But the package was great. Good to see all the classic romance !

john
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john

If I see Nathan and Maxie one more time I’m going to be sick.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

funny

it’s not so much that it’s forced….. they just do not work

i’m all for eye candy… but… he was dynamo with Ellie
bring her BACK !

this is one of those times… when they should rehire Brandon Barash for Maxie

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Just FF, some of us like them 🙂

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I will never tire of seeing Nathan and all his ‘trimming’. Sometimes Maxie gets on my nerves, but I like her…and her clothes..LOL. I want this couple to stay !!!!!!

Shay
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Shay

Nathan and Maxie are the closest thing this generation’s GH has to a traditional “supercouple.” At least we had a year-long build up full of yearning and missed opportunities before they finally got together….no tacky, instant hook-ups for these two. I liked that. And ditto for the wardrobe comment….it was such a great relief when the Maximista got her fashionista mojo back!

Mary Mary
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Mary Mary

Steffy and Liam. Lope never worked. Please get over it.

Cre
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Cre

Thanks for this!
All time favorite couple JOHN AND MARLENA!!!
But if you give ode to John and Isabella… a shoutout to Roman and Marlena is definitely necessary.

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah, the original, Wayne Northrop

have to go their : I have the Days 50th Anniversary Issue

and i swear… I have it just for the pic of Wayne Northrop… made the 5.99 price all the more worth it !

HOT

Maura
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Maura

Back in the day, I loved Frisco & Felicia. They were my supercouple in the 80’s. I’ve loved lots of GH couples (Sonny & Brenda, Ned & Lois, Duke & Anna, Nik & Emily, Jason & Elizabeth, Julian & Alexis, Ric & Elizabeth…there’s probably more) but there’s only one right now that I ship beyond reason and that’s Nathan & Maxie. I don’t know what it is about them, their chemistry perhaps, or the way the two characters balance each other out,or the way he looks at her like she’s the only person in the world, or it could even… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

As far as GH goes, Frisco&Felicia will always be my favorite. Like Patch&Kayla, the actors had a great rapport off-screen, and it shone through. They were totally believable as a real couple. And we never had to suffer through them cheating on each other. That’s what a super couple is, faithful and true to one another .. unless one of them is believed to be dead! lol .. I love Nathan&Maxie, I agree, Ryan Paevey does a great job of acting like he simply ADORES Maxie (must not be that hard, she is pretty adorable, lol). They are reminiscent of… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

ok-
My neighbor wants to be heard lol
she says.. greatest couple is
.. Jesse and Angie … AMC

(who? lol)

su0000
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su0000

I vote;

Josette and Barnabas / Dark Shadows

CeeCee
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CeeCee

How about Greg and Jenny? (AMC)

dmr
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dmr

Oh, I loved Greg and Jenny-I still remember watching her jet-ski accident and being so upset that Jenny was leaving the show..

Shay
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Shay

Preacher and Jody! (EON)

Shay
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Shay

Annnddd…..Ryan and Rick! (RH)

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Yes, they are legendary 🙂

Mary SF
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Mary SF

My favorite soap couple was Jake and Vicky on Another World On Days my favorite couples were Jack and Jennifer, Kayla and Patch and Hope and Bo. And I liked Eve with Nick On Y&R- early Victor and Nikki, not so much now–was always rooting for Tracy and Danny, but that never took hold for long and loved that romance between John Abbott and Christine’s mother, who died from AIDS– and MM’s Adam and Sharon. On B&B– never really had a favorite there On GH– haven’t watched for that long about 3 years, but I really like Nickolas with Britt… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

What a thoughtful exclusive, Michael. Thank you for sharing this. I can appreciate a good vocalist but the director missed the mark on finding a way to show off both the singer and the clips. We really did miss the latter. No more! Again, my appreciation.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Mr. Fairman, thank you for producing this beautiful video package and for presenting it here at your website. It is fantastic!

Rodd
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Rodd

Thank you so much for putting this up, Michael! I loved Ms. Chin’s singing, but really wanted to see the whole segment. Thank you for making that happen. Beautiful clips!

dmr
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dmr

Sonny and Brenda were my “Luke and Laura” of the 90’s-I remember rushing home from high school, sitting in front of the television-doing my Algebra homework, and watching/recording General Hospital. I used to watch the “cliff-hanger” episodes with Sonny and Brenda over and over again. Loved them; still do!

Shay
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Shay

I still want to hear Dr. O. sing this song…..Kathleen Gati could definitely do it justice!

Lauren
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Lauren

What a fun idea! This is so hard, um..

1.Jason Morgan and Sam McCall-GH
2.Luke Spencer and Laura Webber-GH
3.Steve Johnson and Kayla Brady-DOOL
4.Mason Capwell and Julia Wainwright-SB
5.Josh Lewis and Reva Shane-GL
6.Jack Snyder and Carly Teeney-ATWT
7.Bo Buchanan and Nora Hannon-OLTL
8.Tad Martin and Dixie Clooney-AMC
9.John Black and Marlena Evans-DOOL
10.Cass Winthrop and Frankie Frame-AW

Honorable Mentions:
Alan Michael and Lucy(GL)
Sonny and Brenda(GH)
Bo and Hope(DOOL)

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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