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Lisa Rinna Reprising Her Role As Billie Reed On Days of our Lives!

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The hits keep a-coming from Days of our Lives, who is making an exciting and giant push under new creative head writer, and Daytime Emmy-winning scribe, Ron Carlivati.

Now making her way back to Salem is Lisa Rinna, who first gained soap-famous notoriety for her portrayal as Billie Reed, the daughter of Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow).

Rinna, who has been appearing as a series regular on Bravo’s hit reality show franchise, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, since 2014, has been back at the NBC daytime drama taping new episodes as Billie as of this week.

Billie’s return is slated for sometime in the early part of 2018. DAYS is not letting the cat out of the bag of just what will bring Rinna’s Billie into the action in Salem.  She last appeared on the series back in 2013, before Billie left Salem for a job in Europe.

So, what do you think will bring Billie back to the canvas on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Jovin
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Yawn!! The character of Billie ceased being relevant about three returns ago! She was so poorly written, always pining for Bo that she was never allowed to be a character, she was just more of an appendage. While I do like that many returning characters are actual vets, it gets tiresome when the returns are all about grudges that should have been over long ago. If Billie hasn’t matured this time around, at 50 years old, this should be the last go round for this worn out character. I don’t know where the ratings are at, it for me the… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

The Hattie/Bonnie story is epic fail to me…we are to believe all this time these two have been locked up they have the same hair color and style of Marlena/Adrienne and their bodies are the exact height and shape?

Celia
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Celia

What a joke, eh Jimmy?! My grandmother said the Marlena imposter game has been played before. Deirdre’s real life twin pulled the same stunt as Samantha, the erratic evil twin. I am not too fond of Lisa Rinna—never was….not looking forward to her return. We can consume the same bland soup so many times before the stomach begins to heave. I would love to see an original storyline hitting Salem. Furthermore, I hope Rafe develops an interest in the new Ciera—soon Rafe will be holding Hope’s purse while she leans on the aid of her cain. Watching Rafe and Hope… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Sorry—faux pas: should read….”The Creation of Adam”.

Judy
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Judy

I love rafe and hope together they look so good together

Shay
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Shay

Can anyone say “Real Housewives of Salem?” With Lisa’s return as Billie and Eileen Davidson’s numerous “Days” personas from which upon to draw, not to mention, Ron C.’s fertile mind, anything is possible!!!!!!!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LOFL!! 70 years old and still being kidnapped. .imprisoned. ..hauled around in sacks and shot. That is so true. Like how many times can Kayla get knocked upside her head and not have permanent brain damage and STILL being a doctor! ! And what was with Angelica standing over Adrienne’s prone body on a bench at the Brady pub? Talk about laugh out loud. That place had patrons it was broad daylight and suddenly no one was seen coming or going from the pub till Hattie showed up. And old Hattie and big Ange trying to heave go Judi Evans.… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

That scene outside the pub was so absurd it was laughable…just like over at GH with their shoot out with the one guy with Sonny and Jason…he is aiming a gun at them but Sam walks in…so he hesitates pulling the trigger and points it at Sam instead of taking out Sonny and Jason first…Jason rushes to Sam as Sonny just stands there and watches…then the guy pulls the trigger and shoots Sam which could had been avoided if Sonny reacted quicker instead of just standing there with his eyes fixed on his true loveJason!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Shoots Jason not Sam…sorry for typo

Helen
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Helen

Storyline is an insult to or intelligence.

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

John and Marlene are those kind of characters who are kidnapped and shot at and chased.

Judy
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Judy

who is jan spears

davlestev1
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davlestev1

She put Sean D I think it was in a cabin and/or a cage and kept him prisoner and away from belle. Don’t quote me on that but I remember the story and him chained to a bed.

Judy
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Judy

well does anybody know

Judy
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Judy

Now I remember it thanks for jogging my memory

Tory
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Tory

Judy…Jan was a useless throwaway character in the 2000-2002 high school story with Shawn and Belle and Phillip etc. It was an otherwise great story! Then after the 2003 killer story Jan was inexplicably brought back and held Shawn in a cage for an entire summer. She was just a cartoon paycho and played by two awful actresses!

denisefan
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denisefan

Agree.

k/kay
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k/kay

I hope she does not kiss a wall with those lips she will be stuck for life ! Why do these actresses do this???

Mo
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Mo

Can’t wait! Will she move into the DiMera mansion? I don’t know what the story could be, but hope Ron has something good planned. I think Billie was wasted the last time she returned.

Judy
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Judy

If they are going to bring back people from the past woundnt have to let go of some of the cast they have now. the show is get so good now cant waite till tomorrow show

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I love how Ron gives us old faves!!!

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

When Ron Carlivati became head writer at GH in 2012 he bought old faves back then too during his tenure there.So maybe Ron knows that the best way to get viewers to start watching Days again is to bring past characters who the viewers like.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

i remember that. And we still have Bobbie, Monica, and Lucy to see on that show from time to time. I love what he’s doing at DAYS so far and his episodes have only started airing a short while ago. The only thing I do hate (still) is how DAYS is 6 months ahead in production. It seems like I’ve waited an eternity for Sami and Will to return.

Paul
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Paul

Days continually brings back characters from the past yet it does nothing for the ratings or for the characters and story.

How many times has Billy come back now? What about Chloe? Hattie? Etc.

Stefano?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS has brought characters with mixed results, Paul, but Ron Carlivati’s DAYS is different!

blake
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blake

Wrong Paul, ratings for Days has gone up 100,000 viewers already. And that’s even with the stories with Hattie and Bonnie included.

Paul
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Paul

I honestly never argue on here but I’m right. Ratings go up 100,000 and then drop 120,000. “Proof is in the puddin'” since Days is in 4th place. But my point is that they bring back all these past characters and which garner a bump in the ratings but like all bumps they are short and then you come down. I mentioned all those other characters because where are they now? Hattie will be back in prison soon and Chloe, well, she’s waiting for her next bus ticket to Salem. The writers come up with a scenario to bring characters… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Billie returns to Salem with her husband—-Peter Blake played by Tyler Christopher!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

unless he is too young for that role so maybe he will be Andre’s son?…or Billie knows Stephano is ALIVE!!!

Phil
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Phil

There is only a 7 year difference between Jason Brooks and Tyler Christopher! I don’t see an issue with him playing Peter Blake! Of course I don’t think he will play Peter, but a connection to the canvas like this would be great! Ron is making DAYS the best soap on daytime!

nicholas
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nicholas

have a feeling but i could be wrong that tyler will either be a recast nicholas alamain or alexander kiriakis ( the son of justin with the late anjelica )

Jimh
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Jimh

I heard those rumors…it will be interesting to see if he is Nicholas, especially with the returning Vivian!!!

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

I think Tyler Christopher will be playing Alexander Kirakis and that means his character will be a part of a major family right from the start.Plus Sonny and Alexander could be rivals since they are both Justin’s biological sons and that has Justin torn between his sons.Plus since we the fans haven’t seen Alexander since he was a kid the show can do whatever they want with him without having to rewrite things.Plus i read somewhere that Christopher’s character will tied to Vivian’s return,So maybe Vivian and Alexander’s mother Anjelica have been working together but with Anjelica dead Vivian and… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Ron created Tyler’s character.

Jimh
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Jimh

i havent read that so he will be someone new then???

Patrick
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Patrick

from what I’ve read… in SOD

Carlivati said… that TC character is the first – he’s created –

however.. this character does have a connection ??? to Vivian Alamaine

so… who knows… another nephew… ?? Ivan son?

Richard
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Richard

I LOVE BILLIE!!! Cant wait to see what brings her back to town! Hmmmmm Billie/Rafe/Hope??

aria
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aria

Billie will become bff w/ Kristen and they will gossip endlessly about Hope, and start some lie about Jen, together they will be the towns busy bodies, and oh wait a minute this is Days, not the Real house wife of Beverly Hills, ooops my bad. either way, w/ Ron C writing the storyline i’m sure it will be extra cheesy.. Bon appetite Dool fans…

Jimh
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Jimh

The Real Housewives Of Salem-but wait neither Billie nor Kristen are housewives…knowing RC maybe Billie is really Stephano wearing a mask-lol

Andy G.
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Andy G.

The Real Housewives are neither real nor housewives. Congrats to Lisa Rinna on the additional paycheck. Collagen and fillers don’t pay for themselves!!

Michael
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Michael

Just one more reason to love Ron C. He is going to save my fave show, which is finally fun to wattch again! He should have dueling Billies, and bring back both Lisa Rinna AND Krista Allen- one of my faves from oh so many years ago

su0000
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su0000

Hi Days fans..
I don’t watch Days but—–
How is my fav writer RC doing?
Is he bringing you excitement?

Jimh
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Jimh

Not really…picking the dirt out of my toenails so far is more exciting-lol

Mo
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Mo

I think so. I’m actually enjoying the Hattie/Bonnie storyline.

Judy
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Judy

me too

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I have to disagree with Jimmy, su0000.

Ron is doing great! I’m excited to tune in every and all DAYS!

Jimh
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Jimh

i just dont like the Hattie/Bonnie story-its way too cartoonish…both have the same exact hair, weight and height of their counterparts plus these types of stories have been done to death which they never do on British soap Coronation Street…Ron depends too much on lookalikes ect to drive a story…he does have his good moment but lets get the show more down to earth like Y&R-this is why it stays at number one!!!…i know they done doubles too but Ron;s more at comic book level…that scene with Angelica and Hattie trying to lift Adrienne outside the Brady Pub with no… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I’m envious that Days has RC and GH is stuck will Sally ..

RC is an exciting and brave writer, I miss him 🙁

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Short term Billie is good, but long term Chelsea is needed!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, 4ever. I can only take Lisa’s lips in small doses.

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

I just read that Billie’s return might just be a brief and might have something to do with her mom.So maybe Kate gets into some kind of trouble and Billie returns to help her out and then she leaves again.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’ve never been a fan of Lisa Rinna’s portrayal of Billie. She looks like she could be Lauren Koslow’s sister, not daughter. I was a much bigger fan of Julie Pinson in the role and would have rather seen her return.

But now that Billie is back, hopefully Chelsea’s return is on the horizon! I hope the writing will be better this time than it was for Billie’s 2012 return, and hopefully she will be connected to Tyler Christopher’s new character.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Jimmy…oh, I agree. I mean…to me, Julie Pinson is a WAY BETTER ACTRESS than Lisa Rinna…period.

Have a good one, Jimmy.

Judy
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Judy

Is angelica really dead

azliam
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azliam

Maybe she’s just getting her acting chops wet again before she takes a stab at a casting call for Alexis on the new CW Dynasty…

Damien
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Damien

Would love to see her bro Austin return too with wife Carrie. When the times right for a real story. Austin Peck thou. Carrie could mix it up again with Rafe. Lots of potential last time. He s wasted on Hope

Judy
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Judy

No is not. they look so good togther

Celia
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Celia

Yeeeessss, Damien!!!!!! Seeing Rafe with Hope gives me acido. Please, soap gods, break up this couple…..allow Rafe to live again!!

dmr
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dmr

Sorry, not a fan. I was a fan of Billie Reed’s (Lisa Rinna) way back when, in the 90’s. I thought she had chemistry with Robert Kelker Kelly. (I liked him as Bo, too, was never a fan of Peter Reckell’s). Lisa’s last few returns were poorly written, and what is the point of bringing back all of these characters, on a short-term or recurring basis? This was done over at General Hospital too, and all that we ended up with was a very bloated cast, poor story-telling, and forgotten storylines. No thanks.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Well if Chrystall Chapell were to come back…. and with Vivian already back… hmmmm

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Not interested. N-e-x-t……….

Patrick
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Patrick

Lisa Rinna – Billie Reed – Days of OUR Lives , bio 1992–1995 – September 18, 1992 – September 28, 1995 2002–2003 – July 3, 2002 – January 8, 2003 2012–2013 – March 9, 2012 – January 30, 2013 ——————————— Robert Kelker-Kelly – Bo Brady – Days of OUR Lives, bio , from Wiki In 1992, Kelker-Kelly was chosen to portray Bo Brady, an established role on Days of Our Lives that was being vacated by the creator of the role, actor Peter Reckell. Although Kelker-Kelly was a recast, fans accepted his portrayal of Bo. The character’s pairing with Hope… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…you know what: I have Z-E-R-O interest in that Lisa Rinna chick returning to DOOL. If TPTB really wanna bring the Billie Reed character back onto the DOOL canvas, then they need to bring Julie Pinson back to play the character again. To me, Julie Pinson was WAY MORE BELIEVABLE in the role of Billie Reed!!!!!

Hey…just saying……….

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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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