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Head Writer Ron Carlivati Talks Time Jump Twist On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’ Series Finale

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Want to know more on how Days of our Lives crafted the first daytime soap opera flash-forward, and why some of your favorite Salem residents wound up in the predicaments, upheaval and romances they find themselves in one-year later?

Well, on an all-new episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, host Michael Fairman welcomes very special guest, DAYS head scribe Ron Carlivati for an informative, enlightening, and fun conversation.

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During the episode, Carlivati gives listeners insight and understanding on the DAYS writing teams process, and how the scripts are churned out week after week.  In addition, the creative mind behind the time jump reveals why several characters were given certain storypoints such as: Ben and Ciara, Lani and Kristen, Princess Gina, Will and Sonny, Hattie and Eve, Jack and Jennifer, JJ, Chad and Abby, and many more.

After discussing some of the “Can’t Miss Clips” from recent episodes … where Ron also shared some back-story and intel … the episode takes viewers to the recent Day of Days 2019 fan event, where Fairman talked with members of the cast about the time jump, and later played some DAYS trivia with fans in attendance, and also chatted with longtime viewers to get their opinions on some of the latest on-screen developments.

As listeners of ‘Inside Salem” now know, this episode marks the series finale, and because of that we wanted to go out with a real insider to serve up a wonderful ending to our time going behind the curtain in Salem.

You can listen to the new podcast episode here via iTunes or via NBC.com/Inside Salem.

So, what did you think about the thoughts shared by Ron Carlivati on the characters plights since Salem’s time jump and more? Comment below.

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“Inside Salem” was a first class podcast. I’ve listened to every episode and commend Michael and the team that made it happen. I appreciated all the interviews and behind the scenes intel. Bravo for a job well done! I’m sorry to see it end.

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Awesome Show as always. The children make it a blessed show.

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I think he and his writers need their heads examined. Getting rid of Freddy Smith, Chandler Massey and Galen Gearing was so stupid, and I mean stupid. Will and Sonny are the heart of the show, and with them being let go, many of us won’t even bother to tune in. The time jump was the most foolish thing i have seen since Dark Shadows. I can onlyhope you rethink your decision and get them back on the show immediately. It is stupid, listen to your viewers. i admit there are to many storylines. The ?D?imera storyline is also stupid.… Read more »

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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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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.

 

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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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