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Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

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If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section below.   

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Loved it! An actual surprise on a soap opera. And one that was kept hidden for months, considering the Days taping schedule. Cool filming too with the light and smoke.

I kind of figured it was her but I got to say they did a great job with the lighting and effects. Soaps need to get back to surprising us and not give out spoilers.

For Hell’s sake, why did they bring back this abomination??

The REAL Eve Donovan is a Days legacy character. Not this joke & ReRon pet.

Get rid of her. Again. And make it permanent this time.

And so help me, by all that is unholy…… if the rumors of a Claire recast are even remotely true… never mind, I’m not even going to speak that into existence because the thought is 666% intolerable.

Get this OLTL baggage off the show NOW. Bring back the REAL Eve.

Satan, I agree with you 99 percent of the time (on soap matters, that is), but it’s time to let go of the OLTL hate (even if hate is critical to a devilish repertoire). Kassie DePaiva is a well-respected performer with a lot of fans, and her previous work with Ron shouldn’t be held against her. Charlotte Ross broke her original contract back in the day and departed Days early. She was offered the chance to come back (before Kassie was asked to step in) and passed because she was too busy with other projects. So you can’t blame those in charge for looking elsewhere. I loved her as Eve back in the day but the world spins on. So go the days of our lives.

I think Kassie DePaiva does a very good job as Eve. I have seen episodes my grandmother recorded with the “real” Eve and am completely unimpressed by her acting ability.

I never liked the first Eve….she was a greasy sleazy unlikeable whore. I love Kassie…..but this is not a good recast. Kassie is older than the woman who played Eve’s mother….and the character has no relevance on the canvas without Shane her father. Sbe is far too campy and “put on”. They have tried to shoehorn her into almost every story…Jack and Jennifer….The Kiriakis, the DiMera’s……its time to cut some losses and admit its not working and spend salary money on characters who are more connected to the heart of the show.

What a shocker.I always liked Eve no matter how bad she was.The way things are going on Days I bet that her daughter is still alive.Never did get to see the show at all today which made me mad.So I dont know what happened however I did tell my friend I have a feeling that it will be someone we least expect.I like it.

the actress who plaued her daughter has been rehired. Why do a serial killer storuline only to bring back all the victims alive? Its cheap, low grade Jim Reilly writing that Ron C. Excels at.

Really? Wow not to surprised there.

I had to laugh so hard at the production values. Took me straight back to those cheesy 1970’s music videos with the harsh lighting, smoky room and then Eve’s killer red sequin dress. Perhaps it was to all be symbolic but, boy!, did it ad some levity to my day!

Indeed–pure camp! Who wears a red sequined dress to hang out in an abandoned warehouse?

Michael Fairman, have you considered labeling things Spoiler, so those who haven’t seen the episode yet aren’t spoiled? I take a chance logging on to websites for news coverage (I faithfully follow your site) and realize the episode aired, so technically it isn’t a spoiler, but for me it is, since I’m not caught up yet. Just some constructive criticism, I enjoy your webpage, but will be weary if I haven’t seen the current episode of any soap. Thank you.

I have always hated the character of Eve from the time she seduced her teenage daughters boyfriend, J.J. All she does is wreak havoc on the show. I only saw one little bit of goodness when she was with Brady and his son. I imagine Rafes dad will be back to help her exact revenge on Ben for killing their daughter Paige. Her constant need to destroy Jennifer was another senseless goal. She may be a good actor but I have only seen her in this role, so I am only say I will not be watching the show much anymore while she tortures Ben. I cant believe they have gotten rid of 6 or 7 people only to bring this bitch on wheels back. DOOL is on a self-distruct time bomb!

As much as I love Kassie, this is another ridiculously infantile and over-the-to, and overly used plot. There is no excitement or anticipation unless the viewer enjoys torture. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
On another note ( off the subject), I think Jake is Stefan, where Julie has Jake’s heart. It is, indeed, conceivable that this Vincent guy transferred Jake’s memories into Stefan’s brain. Days is an open book—yet, I have been wrong before. That plot has legs—-this Eve thing does not. Perhaps, TPTB intend for Ciera to die by Eve’s hand.

As good as Kassie is, and she is damn good, she can’t save this over the top story arc with yet another brainwashing…sloppy lazy writing and poor production. This writer is making a mess of this show..need to get back to real drama/angst.

I figured that it would turn out to be Eve. I hate the whole story. As someone who deals with mental illness, I find it disrespectful. It is a jump the shark moment for the character of Eve. I think it is time to retire the character for a good long while.

I dont like what Eve is doing to Ben.Not at all.I think she is doing this so Ben can be arrested again then be thrown in jail for good.Also the fact that Ciera please excuse my spelling.Will be gone anyway. I hope they catch Eve before she does more harm.

I’m not impressed by Eve being the culprit behind blowing up the church& abducting Ben to make him become the Necktie killer it’s got so stupid … I don’t really wanna watch this show anymore the characters are leaving the show for good ….sadd but isn’t it time to just being in the whole cast and say good bye to no more Days of our lives ..
John’s leaving Ciara leaving.Hopes left marlena is leaving Sonny & will and Maggie & Gabby & Abbie both left JJ left .. Rafes leaving and sammys Nicole’s Husband is leaving to…so who will be left ?

How is Eve going to feel once she realizes that her precious daughter is still alive?I know she is I can just feel it.Wanna bet it will be the exact day that she wants Ben to kill Ciara.I wish she would stay but that is up to her what she wants to do and I wish her well.My best friend thinks Ciara is so pretty she isnt the only one and is sad to see her go.Who the heck is going next? Everyone please take care stay safe and well,by all means wear a mask.

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Arianne Zucker Reflects Back on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape with Donald Trump, and Speaks to Her Exit from Days of our Lives

It’s been eight years, but somehow seems like ages ago, that Arianne Zucker was thrust into the mainstream public limelight, unfortunately not for her work as Nicole on Days of our Lives, but for the Access Hollywood taped that surfaced when former president Donald Trump  and current Republican nominee, visited the set of the (then) NBC soap opera, and met Zucker.

The tape captured a hot mic moment between Trump and then ‘Access’ host Billy Bush inside of their bus which featured lewd remarks about Zucker between the two men.

Speaking on the moment, Zucker opened about it on Rachel Uchitel’s Miss Understood podcast, where the video version of the interview is now on Uchitel’s You Tube Channel. Back in 2005, Arianne was the scene partner with Trump in his Apprentice/Days of our Lives crossover appearance, because her character of Nicole was at the time a gold-digger.

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Zucker shared of her on set experience with Trump from 2005, “I had a great experience. He was lovely, and I had no idea anything behind the scenes was happening. So, it never affected me.” Next in October 2016, Arianne says she it got a call from her manager at the time when the Access Hollywood tapes came to light and that is when she first heard about the situation.

The actress and life coach reflected back, “Everybody has spoken poorly about somebody in their lifetime. I don’t care who you are, everybody has, it’s just people get caught on camera doing it. Unfortunately, that happens all the time. And if you’ve ever gone to a fraternity party, these things happen. So (when she later read the taped comments) I’m going, ‘sounds like something my fraternity guys I know would say.’ But I just didn’t see it in the way that people were seeing it.’”

Expressing why she never made an official comment when the press were asking for one, Arianne revealed, “I didn’t make a comment though, because I was in fear of losing my job. So I didn’t say anything.”  She added, “I felt attacked by the media because I knew all they wanted. I mean, the biggest thing was to get Trump off the ballot. I was like, that is not my job.”

Later, Arianne explained she felt she received no protection from the situation. “I got no apology from my place of employment. I really got no apology from NBC. I felt I had no protection. ”

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DAYS fans are counting down and not happily that about six weeks from now, on July 29th, when Zucker makes her on-screen exit from Days of our Lives. After being fired for standing up to Corday Productions for on set sexual harassment and discrimination charges, the actress formally filed a lawsuit she has brought against her former employer which includes charges of wrongful termination.

Zucker said on her upcoming departure from DAYS, “I will not say how I leave the show. I do respect that we don’t want to share that. We want the fans to be excited and enticed.” However, Arianne confirmed that the character of Nicole is not ‘killed-off”.

So, what do you think of Arianne’s comments reflecting back on the Access Hollywood tapes media frenzy with Donald Trump, and her upcoming exit from DAYS? Weigh-in. But first, check out Ari on Rachel’s podcast below.

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DAYS Dan Feuerriegel on EJ Keeping Eric From His Child, “He’s in the Deep End … There’s No Coming Back for Him Now”

On Days of our Lives, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) has been reunited with her biological son, baby Jude. Her husband, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is now keeping a major secret, and in order to keep it from coming out he had to get Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) out of Salem, and keep both Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) quiet and at bay.

However, as in any good soap opera, time is running out for EJ. What will happen when Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) find out that EJ is not the little one’s biological father, but Eric is? And, what will happen when they realize EJ knew the truth and hid it from them?

This is just one item in a laundry list of skullduggery committed by EJ since he has been in Salem. With Arianne Zucker set to exit on-screen on July 29th, it looks like we are heading into the home stretch of the baby switch storyline.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Dan Feuerriegel to get his take on the situation and what it has been like working with Greg and Ari in the story.

Dan shared on EJ’s despicable decision to pretend he is Jude’s bio-dad, “I know I’m a terrible human being, but I love playing a terrible human being.” Feurriegel added, “Oh, he’s in the deep end. Like, there is no coming back for him now.”

The DAYS star also noted if EJ had done anything more nefarious to Sloan, his character might not ever be able to come back from that. “There’s only so much hatred EJ can get from the viewers that it probably would’ve been a bridge too far for me to just make her (Sloan) disappear,” clarified Dan.

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As to his time working with Arianne Zucker as his on-screen wife, Dan had noting but praise for her. Feuerriegel expressed, “I loved working with her. She’s so good. She’s an amazing actress. She’s fantastic. Every scene that I did with her, I didn’t have to do anything because I just rode on the coattails of what she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

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Dan also had high marks for his on-screen nemesis, Greg Vaughan, “Greg is fantastic, like everybody in the storyline was amazing. Greg’s amazing … Ari’s amazing … Jessica was fantastic and that’s what made it work. I’m very grateful to have worked with every single one of them.”

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On soap operas and especially on Days of our Lives, when someone exits, or ‘dies’ on-screen that doesn’t mean goodbye forever, and Dan knows this too. In regards to anyone who leaves Salem, the actor joked, “I’m not going to say the doors closed, because you never say never, especially in Hollywood or on a soap. I mean, I’ve come back and I was like two inches shorter and (with) a completely different face.”

So, how do you think Eric will find out that Jude is really his son, and that EJ has been lying to keep Nicole? Let us know in the comment section, but first Check out our conversation with Dan from the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards below.

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Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Return to Days of our Lives to Celebrate Abe and Paulina’s Juneteenth Wedding Anniversary and a ‘Going Away’ Party

There are several reasons that Days of our Lives favorites Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani) are making a return on the Wednesday, June 19th episode of the Peacock streaming soap opera.

First, Lani and Eli come back to Salem to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Abe (James Reynolds) and Paulina (Jackee Harry), which happened on Juneteenth Day which is on June 19th.

Juneteenth, which is a Federal holiday, is an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s.

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Meanwhile, the return also serves as a “apparent” send-off for Johnny (Carson Boatman) and Chanel (Raven Bowens), who are set to depart Salem, since Johnny landed his dream job in California.

Look like Elani is also attending their going away party, but are the departing couple (with Chanel being pregnant) really going to leave Salem? Stay tuned.

Stowers made her first Days of our Lives appearance back in September of 2015. Lani is the adoptive daughter of Abe and the biological daughter of Paulina. As for Archey, he arrived on the scene in 2017 as Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) grandson. Sal and Lamon were last seen on-screen in March of this year.

Looking forward to seeing Eli and Lani back on DAYS? Do you think Johnny and Chanel are exiting the Salem canvas? Comment below.

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