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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!!!

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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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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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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!!

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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 »

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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.

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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 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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