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Galen Gering Talks On Playing Cop In DAYS "Killer" Storyline!

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Days of our Lives stalwart Galen Gering is finally being positioned for some major story on the NBC soap opera as it begins its big 50th anniversary push.  Already Gering’s Rafe Hernandez has been hired back at the Salem PD, and immediately was thrown into the murder case of Serena Mason (Melissa Archer), who was found dead at the end of Thursday’s episode.  In addition to getting back in action to catch the bad guys, it’s clear that Rafe has a major crush on Hope Williams (Kristian Alfonso) his police partner!

Gering talked to TV Insider’s Michael Logan to weigh-in on the changes for his character, the on-screen murder investigation that began this week, and getting a new lease on his soap life after his character had not been in the thick of major story for a while.  Here are a few interesting excerpts below:

Galen on Rafe becoming a cop on the case of a murder spree:  “I hope Rafe’s getting overtime, because there are a lot of murders coming, plus some failed attempts. And just when you think you know what’s happening, there are some really fantastic twists. Holy mackerel, Rafe is on the case, baby! But it’s hard to be too enthusiastic and gush when so many of my castmates are now out of work. It’s brutal. But that’s why they call this show business, not show fun.”

Galen on the next victim in the murder mystery and how Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) is looking like the guilty party: “The second murder (airing September 8th) can also be traced to Chad. A preposterous amount of evidence is pointing at the guy. (Laughs) So, clearly, he is not the killer! Rafe won’t be looking exclusively at Chad but there’s big pressure from Justin (Wally Kurth), the new D.A., to put Chad behind bars. Justin is a Kiriakis and Chad’s a DiMera, so we play up that old family feud. When another murder happens and Chad is not in custody, well, the s—t really hits the fan. Justin is on Rafe’s ass. ‘It’s all your fault!’ Of course, the pressure will only get worse when there’s a new murder every couple of weeks.”

So, who do you think will be the next murder victim?  Who do you think could turn out to be the murderer?  Are you glad Rafe is back on the police force?  Are you into a Rafe and Hope romantic pairing? Comment below!

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4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

My Guess is Salem shut down all the tanning salons in order to go green and Dr Dan, the tan man, went crazy and is now a serial killer!

Patrick
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Patrick

I want this more than u and …

along with another poster; he was playing detective.. and cited Ben

very good reason(s)

Daniel and Ben… victim or serial

please

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

I bet its Ben who will be killed next…that would make Chad a bigger suspect…Abigail wil believe Chad killed his rival for her affections! An aged Chase or Aiden seem more like the killer….the copycat Salem strangular!!!…Rafe will protect Hope the same way Roman did for Marlena all those years ago!!!

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

strangler…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

HaHa, 4ever…you never cease to amuse me.
Well, it’s obvious someone is setting Chad up? The only conclusion would be Clyde. But, too easy, no? What about Aidan…can’t stand that pie-face.
Now, as I have already stated on another thread, what’s up with Rafe and Hope? Really? I just don’t see it. As much as I love Hope, she’s not hot or fiery…or spirited enough for Rafe. He needs someone like Theresa. Hope? Nawww!! I have a hard time picturing Hope with Rafe.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

O CeeCee– you should have been watching in the eighties– Hope Brady was a spitfire– they really watered her down over the years, but I suspect under all that grownup veneer she is still as hot, and fiery as she was in her twenties. If there is a wet blanket to this pairing it would be Rafe, I don’t think he is passionate for Hope— I think his true love has yet to be found– I don’t see him and Hope long term. I think Theresa and Brady will be soulmates eventually, so that leaves her out. Don’t want Rafe… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Mary SF. Ooooo…..I can just see it, Mary! Watching Rafe, as Stefano’s son-in-law would be just as entertaining as Theresa being Victor’s daughter-in-law. Picture it….feathers would be flying hither and yon. LOL. My Gran said the same thing about Hope–devil on wheels, she called her. Hope is so sedate, right now. I do agree about not coupling him with ‘matrons’ but Rafe, since he is so low-key, needs a woman with Kate’s personality to keep him on his toes. Sami was okay……she was too spastic for him, nonetheless. Rafe will throw himself into the murder investigations, so , I think… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I’m new.. I tuned in to see the murders lol The promo was hard drama, murder stuff, and as me that is what entices people to tune in. nothing like a good ol’fashion serial killer to draw a crowd.. Most all do not give a hoot about the campy sappy love couple stuff, they will not tune in for that but for murders they will come. mystery, murder, twist & turns and the shocker, and most all will tune for that before a love gone wrong couple boring story.. I’m looking forward to some intriguing murders!! 😉 as advertised. actually-… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

0ooh and these quotes;

“I hope Rafe’s getting overtime, because –there are a lot of murders coming,—
plus some failed attempts. And just when you think you know what’s happening, there are some really fantastic twists. Holy mackerel,”

” Of course, the pressure will only get worse when
–a new murder every couple of weeks’—‘

Ok, that is good soap stuff!

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

People like a good murder mystery—i agree but you still need some lovey dovey stuff to balance things out…too much gloom and doom like GH is why that show has ratings trouble!!!

Margie
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Margie

Oh no.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, my Gran said that the best serial killer on Days, or ever on soaps for her, was played by Jack Coleman, before either of us…..you or I, was born. The Salem Strangler became notoriously a household name. LOL. Enjoy!!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hi CeeCee,

The Salem Strangler occurred a couple years before I started watching, but I have seen videos posted on YouTube. You can view “Marlena” being strangled!

The Salem Strangler is a favorite storyline of Jimh who not so long ago requested such a storyline for DAYS. Could the killer/killings be related? Who knows, but I’m having fun watching!!!!!

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

You make me feel old…lol…i was here and watched that storyline!!!

su0000
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su0000

hi CeeCee.. I’m so lost with DOOL .. lol I had forgotten how hard it is to get immersed/involved with a new soap.. I’ll need at least the average time of 3 months.. I can now see how ”new” viewers to any soap would struggle. I can also see how a new viewer would throw their hands up and say ”I don’t have time for this” probably the main reason no new viewers – you need to invest your time in something that means nothing to you LOL (we are now of a fast world, every is fast, people like… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Jimh..
c’mon..
GH is noted for it’s humor along with drama..
GH is the only soap that has humor, I laugh, at times out loud.. I laughed many a time.
((I have never once laughed with Y&R))
maybe DOOL will offer laughs/humor, too.
All soaps are ”’doom and Gloom” at least GH shared it with humor 🙂

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@su000.
No worries, su. If you watch diligently every day, LOL, you will make sense of it. Look at me…I was new to GH just a little over a year ago. I was a pro after a few weeks….HAHA.
Seriously, it will help if you can do some research on utube, and catch some retro episodes.
And, I am sure you will soon pick out your favorite character. You will definitely love Victor. He will slay you…LOL.

Dylan
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Dylan

Weird how soaps audiences dropped dramatically when they ceased focusing on people, and couples, and love, and romance…and started being aboUT devil possession, and murders, and non stop misery, and violence, etc. Soaps were never about those things.

Dee
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Dee

I’m glad Galen has a storyline! I look forward to him and hope together. Bo doesn’t have a contract unfortunately!

Gail
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Gail

I like hope and rafe.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I’ve only watched Days a little over a year and have been impressed by Galen. I’m happy to see him front and center in a major story line.

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Very glad Rafe is back on the police force! I have shamelessly speculated on who the killer is. My guesses have included Clyde, Sàmi, Kristen, even Ben!

But I really don’t have a clue!

Mary SF
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Well I’m going on record that my first guess, what my gut tells me, based on years of soap viewing, is the killer has to be someone no one would ever suspect in a million years. It has to be someone from the A list of players, not a newbie like Clyde– but someone who hasn’t had much of a story or might not have much of a story in the future so their loss will not impact the show greatly. It has to be someone who has a lot neckties to lose since the killer uses them to choke… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I really think it’s Aidan. But, he’s a newbie….unless he had plastic surgery and is in disguise. I even had a bolt of lightening pass right through my brain…LOL. I was actually enlightened…I think Aidan has Bo at his mercy. We DID see Bo on a dirty cell floor somewhere, in captivity. I bet Aidan is behind the whole thing, Mary. Too far fetched? LOL.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

@ CeeCee– I think Aiden is slime and I do think he may have killed his first wife for the money after all, but if we are talking serial killer here, I don’t think Aiden is the killer. I predict Aiden will try to kill Hope, and will be killed by the cops, and then everyone will think he was the serial killer, because he was trying to kill Hope, but later we will find out it was someone else, when another body shows up. A good mystery will have twist and turns and I see Aiden being a red… Read more »

elm51
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elm51

rafe being back on the force is major – so glad the new writers have corrected the error of him off the force –

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well it made NO sense whatsoever that Rafe would be running a nightclub for Victor of all people—-so I am so glad that they are putting the character back on the force where he belongs. Next victim has ties to Chad— so I would say the chick who runs Sonic magazine that Chad owes might be next.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Good guess, Mary! Zoe Browning should be careful, but not too careful because I never liked her. LOL!

ojf
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ojf

Love Rafe’s character. Tired of Will’s character

Mo
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Mo

Tired of Guy and his take on Will and what the writers have done to Will. Totally destroyed him.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Me too, Mo. It’s gotten to the point where Will should be recast or die!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s what I said on day one, Mo, and 4ever. He had a part on RIZZOLI AND ISLES the other night. He was the bartender. The acting and facial expressions stayed the same….his forehead shifting up and down….so irritating !!!!! He really needs to go. TPTB are trying to redeem him by making him Abby’s confidant; but, it ” ain’t ” working for me. A back stabber is a back stabber is a back stabber….AND, I do not ever empathize with cheaters, real life or not. There is NEVER a good reason to cheat !!!!

Jake from NJ
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Jake from NJ

I can see Rafe Hope pairing

Mo
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Mo

Justin is going to be DA?

I would have loved to have seen some Justin-Xander scenes as they are half-brothers. I think Days wasted the Xander character.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Justin and Xander are first cousins. Their fathers are/were the brothers of Victor.

Mo
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Mo

I thought they had the same father. That’s what SOD said in answer to my question.

It was never fully explained on-screen. Still would have loved to have seen some Justin-Xander scenes and an explanation why Victor disliked Xander so much.

Brenda Weese
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Brenda Weese

i want Bo and Hope to get back together. They need new women on the show for race and Eric.

Graham
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Graham

I think Rafe is the Killer, it is convenient he is back on the force.. No one will suspect him. First him killing Serena, because chad mistreated her to blame chad.. The same way chad stole/ hurt Jordan. Second Killing paige, because again, if you saw him standing there he saw the altercation, and again to build a case against chad. Plus in the spoilers it said after Paige was killed, you would LATER see the real killers face. Rafe has a hate on for chad and what he pulled to get him off the force, Rafe is slighted in… Read more »

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DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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DAYS Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans & Chandler Massey Take You Behind the Scenes of Kayla and Justin’s Wedding

On Wednesday’s heartbreaking episode of Days of our Lives, viewers saw just how the nuptials of Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Justin (Wally Kurth) eventually wound up!

Justin told Kayla that Steve (Stephen Nichols) still loves her, which put a halt to the proceedings and ended the romantic relationship between the two dear friends, who found love with one another following Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) death, and Kayla believing Steve did not want her back.

Now, The DOOL app has posted a rare behind the scenes view of the making of the wedding – with moments from the key scenes, rehearsals and interviews with the cast involved.

Chandler Massey (Will) weighs-in on Will’s debut as a wedding officiant and how that went south, while Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth shared why they loved this storyline so much.

Wally expresses how the last six months have been some of the best storylines of his soap career, while Mary Beth says that Justin and Kayla’s relationship was so adult and that in real life, both actors have known about people who fall in love with their dear friend, after losing their significant other whether it be by divorce, or death, or whatever the circumstance.

If you don’t already have the DOOL app on your mobile device to watch the segment, you can get more info to download here.

We will have more to say on the memorable performances at Michael Fairman TV later in the week.

So, what did you think of Kayla and Justin’s wedding and the fallout? Comment below.

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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one and part two and part three of their discussion below.

You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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