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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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While I was not a Hope Williams Brady fan, I do wish Kristian Alfonso the best in her future endeavors. It is clear she has been unhappy for some time, and it was time for her to follow her instincts.

Mary
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Mary

Goodbye Hope Williams Brady. I would have liked the writers to have given Hope a proper send off like they did with Eric Brady. Apparently Kristen’s decision not to return to DOOL prevented that from happening. I wish Kristen well with what ever she chooses to do in the future.

Satan
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Satan

Days Of Our Lives is now literally Hopeless

Coco
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Coco

I’m going to miss Hope in general, who will become the next commissioner since Rafe and Hope are out? Why couldn’t they take the none acting Gwen with them! There is no history with anyone. The writer’s are trying to create a background for her, please keep Hope and send Gwen away ASAP!!!

Violet Lemm
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Coco
OMG, isn’t Gwen the most horrible person ever? Hopefully Jake will screw up her plans to attack Abby.

Momo
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Momo

Rafe is coming back.

Celia
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Celia

I may have read this incorrectly, but I hear Rafe is coming back?
Oh, yeah—so is Gabi. I like both characters, so; fingers crossed.

Mary
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Mary

Gabi belongs in a prison cell for life!

Celia
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Celia

LOL- You’re so right, Mary. But, if we must have one evil biatch ( among others), I pick Gabi over Gwen any day.
Eventually, Gabi, too, will join the long list of bad girls “gone” good in Salem—
Victor and Xander should be in prison, as well. Kidnapping and switching babies are felonies.
My grandmother tells me Julie was something else in her day.
Plus—look at Nicole—–have you ever seen such goodness? Such integrity? Doesn’t she just melt your heart? NOT!!

Mary
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Mary

I agree! I want Gwen to be written off DOOL as of yesterday. And I don’t want Gabi to join the long list of girls gone bad. Although she belongs in prison for life Gabi’s antics are fun to watch.

Celia
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Celia

Exactly!!❤️

Johnny
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Johnny

I was 9 when Hope came onscreen. She has earned every accolade and every kudos! Whatever the deal is…they should have gotten Peter Reckell back for a one-off!

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Brian Hearlson

I wish kristen alfonso the best. I watched her ever since she joined the show. I guess a 37 run as hope brady. Shes done everything an actress can do. I dont think u can replace a beloved charcter on the show

Momo
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Momo

That was it. Okay. Thank you for your years of entertaining. Stories weren’t so great in recent years, although I did enjoy Princess Gina.

Celia
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Celia

I was never a fan of either Hope or Jen, but oddly enough, I will miss both—–characters grow on us after a while. They become household names. It will certainly be weird seeing others walk in their shoes.
Kristian’s mourning did me in—-having lost a child, such scenes always evoke indelible pain.
Will we see a brand new Ciera and Hope in the near future?
And, please to not “bundle” Ben and Claire together—-I beg you, PTB!!

Satan
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Satan

Ciara recast, most likely…. wouldn’t be surprised if she showed up during the Hellidays. Though Victoria was great in the role, she wasn’t there long enough to make herself completely irreplaceable. Just hope they don’t have a ridiculous age jump like they did with the New Claire (who is now actually a year older than her MOTHER should be right now) Any attempts at a Hope recast would be a huge failure, especially given this regime’s track record with recasts. Better to just leave that one alone. Certainly wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Kristian decided to come back… Read more »

carol
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carol

So sad to see her go.I wish Kristian well and by all means be careful stay safe and well.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Kristian ,I wish you well. I have enjoyed your work over the years on Days and you have grown mightily. I first saw you on Falcon Crest and thought, what a beautiful girl!
Now, I am anxiously waiting your arrival in Genoa City, wondering if you will be a potential partner for Jack or there to cause mayhem, I hope not. See you soon!

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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James Scott Comments: “I Will Never. Never. Never. Never. Never, Go Back to Hollywood Let Alone DOOL”

Those hoping that finally James Scott would return to his signature daytime soap role of EJ DiMera on Days of our Lives, now that Alison Sweeney is on her way back to the show this fall for a longer run as Sami, can count those hopes now dashed and for good.

In a post on his Instagram account for his meditation and contemplations Sunday morning Zoom series and website, Scott posed with Deepak Chopra.  When a fans posted a comment in the IG account how they miss him on DAYS and to come back with Sami, James replied, “Hi – thanks for joining me here. Please know that I will never. Never. Never. Never. Never. Go back to Hollywood let alone DOOL. There is notbing interesting there for me. J”

Fan favorite James Scott, who has been MIA from the acting profession for awhile now is running The Whisper Within – and as detailed by the website, Scott explains how he left acting to be more involved with meditation and helping others find inner-peace – “In 2014, after a successful career in the entertainment industry, I found myself with everything and nothing.  I had money, celebrity, and status and the grief to match it. I had worked tirelessly for the better part of two decades to attain wealth and validation, yet no external thing could touch the emptiness I felt and the worthlessness I experienced.  I knew that something unknown wished to be known—something I could feel only through its apparent absence. In my despair and depression, I faced a simple choice: to change my lived experience or to end it. One felt impossible; the other easy I had already spent so much time reading self-help books, attending workshops and retreats, drinking concoctions with shamans, exploring tantra and abstaining from sex all together, dancing and singing, and many more practices, which had done little or nothing to abate the loneliness.

 

Desperate and in despair, still seeking, still suffering, I found my way to an Indian meditation center. I went for a week and stayed for a year. It was there in my own reflection that I found the teacher I had been seeking silently waiting to be known. At first, there was rage and anger, but eventually the intensity of the fire burned low and sadness took its place. I cried and cried until I cried myself empty and something new arose: beneath it all, I discovered a newfound peace. Like a fragrance arising from deep within, I heard the sound of the silence that can never be spoken: the eternal wisdom of the whisper within.  To live from this place is my practice and my path. To inspire others to do the same is my purpose.”

So, what do you think about James’ comments and path that he has now gone down for his life?  Do you think its time for DAYS to finally re-cast EJ? Comment below.

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