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Marie Wilson Makes Her Final DAYS Appearance As Summer Makes Her Exit!

Photo Credit: MarieWilson.com

Photo Credit: MarieWilson.com

Friday marked the final appearance of Marie Wilson in the role of Summer Townsend on Days of our Lives.  As viewers, know Summer turned out to be the biological daughter of none other than Maggie (Suzanne Rogers).

The character was first introduced when Brady (Eric Martsolf) was drawn to this vision of a woman who he tracked down in California! It all went down following Brady receiving Daniel’s Jonas’ (Shawn Christian) heart following a life-saving transplant surgery.  In story, Summer was at first believed to be the responsible party for the kidnapping of Brady and Theresa’s (Jen Lilley) child, Tate.  Today, Summer said goodbye to her mother and all of a sudden was nowhere to be found, as she supposedly ran out of town.

Marie Wilson took to Twitter to mark her final appearance with tweet that stated:  “Here it is….. July 29th, 2016….Summer’s last air date. Thank you NBC Days, Greg Meng, Albert Alarr, and everyone!!! XOXO”

What do you think about the end of Marie’s run as Summer? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I’m sorry to see Marie Wilson go. I’ve always enjoyed her work. The Summer character was rather one dimensional. I wish they had developed her more and integrated her into the community. Best of luck to Marie in the future.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, just WHAT was the reason for bringing her on the program if they weren’t going to give her a real character and a real storyline? Just frustrating.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Marie is a great actress but, the role of “Summer” was horribly developed. A bad attempt at creating a Meg Synder 2.0; I would have preferred seeing her return as Bree Tjaden. That would have been a more realistic approach for her, as I feel as if her connection to Hope would’ve held as a better storyline.

mike
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mike

Story never made sense. She was too young to be Maggie’s daughter. Based on the time Maggie has been in Salem her child should be close to 50 and at least older than Daniel was.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, poorly conceived.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

I genuinely felt bad for the actress. Did Summer have a story or did she do the one scene with Brady over and over? The one scene with Maggie over and over. Ditto Victor. What are as her story arc? There was none. Even today the character said : no one wants me her. She’s said this enough times that it was part mantra, part self fulfilling prophecy. For reasons beyond my comprehension, Summer always seemed tentative, jittery, like she’d rather be anywhere else. It was odd. New characters need to land on the canvas hard. Tentative? That’s a weak… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Marie did a fine job, but DAYS should’ve never created the character of Summer who turned out to be a bummer. Ironicly, considering the character’s name, the storyline ran cold. I was in a shivering slumber!

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Pretty much a complete and utter waste of time and a squandering of viewer interest and loyalty. A flicker of a concept is not the same as a story line. Next time write a long-term story before launching a role.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Nothing against the actress but the character of Summer was an epic fail…want a Maggie daughter storyline then use Melissa or Sarah-enough said!!

damien
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damien

even worse than the elephant storyline with the red haired exgirlfriend of erics from africa…. at least i watched days then… everytime i saw this throwaway character on the screen i changed the channel…
was this just a useless filler storylinr until days hired real writers.? talk about a pile of shit. no woner days is losing teresa… and thousands of viewers

Tim S.
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Tim S.

Good Actress .. storyline… so so so so……

mollie
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mollie

I like Marie Wilson but the character of Summer just didn’t click. She’s great but it just didn’t work…for that reason, and there are too established many characters that deserve more story, I am glad the character has exited.

kaylie15
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kaylie15

Days needs to stop blaming actors for bad writing choices. Summer was, by all accounts, not well received. Yet, how many popular soap performers have been brought on and let go within a short amount of time? Marie Wilson was let go before Summer even aired, and it was likely because she was a Josh hire and character and Dena Higley is a petty, spiteful bully who fired all Josh’s hires so there would be more room for her beloved Hernandez family. Dario is not popular either, and yet he’s still around. It’s been clear for a long time that… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

kaylie15…I get (and agree with) what you’re saying here. I especially agree with you about that Dario dude. At this point, I find Dario to be FAST-FORWARD MATERIAL ALL THE WAY!!!!! YIKES!!!!!

Later.

Eso
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Eso

They just never should have cancelled ATWT when it was on fire at the end with Chris Goutman and now GH impresario Jean Passannate would be working on a better show – actors like West, Cosgrove and so many others would be on a better show than Days or GH right now. GH was on fire I thought when Jean was working under Ron. Then they brought in all these breakdown writers from what I thought was Days and it is not that good and even those breakdown writers did better with Days like Janet Ianconubo??? I think right now… Read more »

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I realy liked Marie as Karen on Port Charles! She should go to GH, after all Scotty is still there and so is Sonny…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Isn’t this the same actress who warned Hope about Aiden?!?! And that wasn’t that long ago… Geez, I thought only GH hired the same actors repeatedly to create 2, 3, up to 4 different roles…

mrsnoahdrake
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mrsnoahdrake

Perhaps before your time…but Josh Taylor (now Roman Brady) played the beloved character of Chris Kositchek. He was a groomsman for Roman and Marlena’s wedding.
Roman was played by Wayne Northrup (who’s married to Lynn Herring – Lucy Coe on GH).
When Wayne was on “Port Charles” they re-cast Roman with Josh Taylor. I still can’t accept him as I only see Chris Kositchek. But Johs is Ken Corday’s BFF.
DAYS did a great job when they had Eileen Davidson playing up to 5 different characters at once.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks for the background information, mrsnoahdrake! I had read about (and forgotten about) Eileen Davidson’s multiple roles. And I can see how you would fondly identify Josh Taylor as Chris Kositchek. And I guess that pertains to my original point: it is unsettling to see the same actor recast in another role on the same show. Thanks again!

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

She should go to GH. They’re having a hiring spree!

mrsnoahdrake
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mrsnoahdrake

She used to play Scotty’s daughter, Karen. They killed her off. I think it was on “Port Charles”
Poor Scotty also lost his son Logan. Now he’s stuck with crazy Franco.
And no sign of Sarena, whom we’d love to see!

Bart
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Bart

I don’t watch DAYS, but I loved Marie on AS THE WORLD TURNS – I would love it if she turned up on “Y & R”!!

John Gordon
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John Gordon

Well there’s nothing much I can add here that hasn’t been said, but the character of Summer didn’t appeal to me and I guess not to other viewers as well. The actress portraying her was fine, it just didn’t seem to connect with any storyline – and Brady having visions of her because he had Daniel’s heart was ridiculous to begin with.

mark
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mark

Right you are. It would have been so much more interesting if they had transplanted Dr. Dan’s heart into a resurrected Chandler Massey version of Will. Heck, even slapping that heart into bellhop Derrick could have provided more interesting storylines than what’s going on now.

Tim Welles
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Tim Welles

Yes, I agree – they really need to give Sonny a storyline now that he’s back and I too wish Chandler Massey was on the scene. As for bellhop Derrick, well He can ring my buzzer anytime LoL – but alas, he was only on the show on short contract (I assume) – and Paul certainly needs something to do other than always looking on the computer for his raspy voiced dad or fetching hamburgers. Well, when DAYS OF OUR LIVES returns on August 22nd I guess we will find out in which direction the writers are going – lately… Read more »

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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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