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Matt Ashford on a return to DAYS: "I will be there when they want me to be there"


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Is there any chance that the Days of our Lives powers-that-be might be bringing back Jack Deveraux to Salem, now that Jennifer Horton Deveraux is slated for a permanent stay?  That is the question we posed to Matt Ashford at The Bay fundraiser.  So far Ashford says he has not been contacted by the NBC sudser, but is ready, willing, and able for a return in the right situation and to reunite with Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) on-screen!

Ashford on returning to DAYS: “I know Missy is coming back to DAYS and I am so glad.  I want her to be happy and working, and all that.  As far as I know at this point, they have not written anything in the broad strokes that would include Jack, and when they do I hope they would call me.  I would be open to return if the situation is right.  Gary Tomlin is a great producer, and if he has got something for me, he will let me know.  Until that time I have learned to trust. It’s better to let them write their story, and I will be there when they want me to be there, but in the meantime, I have other irons in the fire and other projects, I am working on, and so it’s all good”  

For more on Matt’s new role in The Bay plus more of interviews with his web soap cast mates, check out the latest Michael’s Blog: The Bay Brings A Soap Gang and Big Bang to the Web.

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It’s ridiculous that they wouldn’t bring him back. I would imagine like 95% of Jennifer fans are Jack and Jennifer fans. Why wouldn’t they want to capitalize on that?

Jack and Jennifer are easily the most fun and entertaining supercouple Days has had.

Damit Days bring Jack back! If they can’t do on contract do reoccuring. Maybe that way Days will keep them together instead of splitting them up. We need stable, happy couples right now. Jack and Jennifer were like Nick and Nora Charles. Too bad Reily did not want to write for that combo. Split them up in 93 and in 2003. Even after Reily left they did not know how to write for them. Put them in triangle with Frankie. Only got the read J&J last two weeks before they left the show in 2006.

Days needs better writing for the couples but I can dream they improve for J&J. LOL!

would love to see Matt back, always a favorite of mine

They have to bring Matt back, but they have to give J&J better story lines. It was annoying when they killed Jack off three times in the matter of three years or something stupid like that. They are a great couple and can pull off challenging scenes and can anchor the show.

Jack would be so welcome back to Days. Their storylines were always so entertaining and so much fun!

Who do we write to for this to happen? It is terrible to have her back if he is not with her! How will they break them up this time? Have not the fans proven throughout the years that they want them together?

if jack returned that would be awesome. I think he is adorable. I am a huge jack and jennfer fan. I would also love carrie and austin back. As i am a mega huge fan of both these couples. Austin and carrie where pure gold back in the day. I adore all the actors. But just like ejami, there are some die hard caustin jj fans out there tooo.

They cannot bring back Jen and not jack!!!! Days has gotten rid of a lot of my fav couples please bring back jack

Please bring back Jack And Jennifer reeves and ashford and keep them together they make the show with their antics, battering, and loving Im getting tired of all the mate swapping it would be nice to see one stable couple we never got to see them together the last time. I know I would come back to the show if I thought they both would be back .

What I hate most of all is the way this story line is taking a beloved character like Jack and putting him on some walkabout… I mean seriously! Yes Jack before Jennifer was fractured and damaged and confused. And Yes sometimes he was a flake. But Jennifer’s love and fathering Abby and eventually JJ made him in to a real member of the Horton family. He is a stand up guy. And bringing Jennifer back and putting her through all of this turmoil without Jack there to help her through it and love her through it is just deplorable. Trying to make a character who is so loved and so converted by love and turning him back in to a flake is reprehensible. Jack and Jennifer belong together. I have been a Matt Ashford fan since I was a little girl. He was my first crush *blushing*.. and I always always rooted for that super couple. Even when different actors played the parts I believed that J and J belonged together. This nonsense with Jack being incommunicado while his children are off at boarding school and Jennifer getting her heart cut out… is just NONSENSE!!

Bring Matthew Ashford back. Give Jack and Jen a good story again, not like Reilly’s crap. Then keep them together. It’s like the above poster said, taking this character who was transformed by love and doing this with him is nonsense.

Ugh… why are they ruining Days by having Jennifer and Jack get a divorce? It’s so annoying. I hope the writers are teasing the public with this. I like Daniel a lot, but I like Jack and Jen together. They have the perfect chemistry. Bring Jack back!

I watched Days today and thought wow they have sunk to a new low. Adrianne and Justin are back and Jacks own sister is selling him out and encouraging Jen to move on with Dr Creepy . Why isn’t Jen more concerned that Jack might be in trouble since she hasn’t gotten the divorce papers back yet. I mean this is Jack his middle name is trouble. Jen and Adrianne should have alarm bells going off in their heads. Go chase after Dr Dan but one look at Jack or email or text or phone call and she will be head over heels again . Dr. Dan said it himself he is NO Jack Deveraux…mighty big shoes to fill..

Why do I prefer watching YouTube J&J clips than the Days epi on that day… Usually just FF the show waiting to hear snipets about Jack

Having Jack on a walkabout is preposterous! This is someone who would not be in the great outdoors for any great length of time. His character is clean cut, business savy and has tunnel vision when it comes to seeing the big picture. However, he never disregarded his children or Jennifer 10%. It seems to me that something has happened to Jack and these blogs are not coming from him. I.e. maybe the Dimera’s are behind it? It is horrible that his own daughter and sister are throwing him under the bus along with Jennifer. Alarm bells should be going off, instead of insisting she hook up with Dr. Jonas when she is not yet divorced. Discusting and it is ruining Jennifer’s character!

I haven’t watched Days of Our Lives since Jack and Jennifer left yrs that he’s returning I’m going to watch again. They were my favorite couple and I missed them!

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Writers Strike Comes to an End; Leadership Votes To Conclude Work Stoppage

It’s over! After 148 days, the 2023 Writers strike will go down as the second longest in WGA union history, only a labor stoppage in 1988 was longer.

The strike will officially come to end on Wednesday at 12:01am PT.  This was due to a vote from the guild’s leadership that now has authorized its over 11,500 members to return to work.

That means: pitching and selling scripts, taking meetings, responding to notes, writers’ rooms opening up again, and more, can now restart.

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The WGA committee shared that the vote, “Allows writers to return to work during the ratification process, but does not affect the membership’s right to make a final determination on contract approval.” However, WGA East and West voted unanimously to lift the “restraining order” on Tuesday.

As the negotiators shared, the end of the strike doesn’t mean that the tentative agreement that the union reached with producers on Sunday night is a surefire thing: Union members still need to vote to ratify the contract. Union leadership announced on Tuesday that will take place between October 2nd and October 9th.

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However, SAG-AFTRA still remains on strike. So, even with the writers returning to work, many productions can’t move forward without their principal actors and performers.

So soap fans, how do you feel about this news for your favorite shows? Glad that the head writers and their writing teams will be back at work as soon as this week from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful? Y&R’s Josh Griffith, who previously had gone Fi-Core during the 2008 strike, remained at the top rated show during the last several months.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Alex Learns He’s Victor’s Son While Xander Learns He’s the Father of Sarah’s Baby

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, two bombshell secrets were revealed that rocked to the core two men who have been lied to by the people they love. First, in the pick-up from Monday, Justin (Wally Kurth) tells Alex (Rob Scott Wilson) that in Victor’s new will, he is in fact, Victor’s biological son.

A devastated Justin has to tell Alex that he is not his biological father, and that Angelica had an affair with Victor, and she made Victor agree to never claim Alex as his own for it would send shockwaves through the Kiriakis clan.

While Justin sits down with Alex and assures him that this does not change the fact that he still considers himself Alex’s dad, that doesn’t seem to make Alex feel any better. Alex feels like he has been lied to his whole life, especially by Victor.  In addition, this news means that Alex inherits the other 50% of Victor’s legacy. The other 50% was given to Maggie (Suzanne Rogers), even though at the time of his death, Victor was supposedly never legally divorced from Vivian (Louise Sorel).

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Bonnie (Judi Evans) finds out the news from Maggie, and wants to be there for her husband, so she heads back from Horton Town Square to comfort Justin. Alex asks Justin to leave as he needs some time alone. Justin hugs his ‘son’ from behind and then walks out. Later, Justin breaks down in tears in Bonnie’s arms.  Meanwhile, Alex is seen looking at a portrait of Victor trying to process what this all means for him moving forward.

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While this is playing out, Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) breaks down and tells Xander (Paul Telfer) what she overheard Rex (Kyle Lowder) and Phillip (John-Paul Lavoisier) talking about – that Xander is the biological father of Sarah’s (Linsey Godfrey) baby.  Chloe even goes so far to admit, that at first, she was going to hide the secret, not only to keep Xander, but because Sarah didn’t want him to know. However, she had second thoughts.

Chloe levels with Xander knowing when she tells him, he is going to hightail it over to the Brady pub where Sarah is tying the knot with Rex.  An emotional Xander tells Chloe he loves her, but they both know it’s the end of the line for them.

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At the Brady pub, Phillip officiates the ceremony and Rex and Sarah say their “I do’s,” but then, Xander shows up.  He confronts Sarah and she admits it’s true. The baby is his. He asks to speak to her privately and so they head out to do so. Meanwhile, in the aftermath, Chloe gets a knock on her door, and it’s none other than Phillip who shows up to console her. Will they hit the sheets for old times sake?

So, what did you think about the performances today of Wally Kurth, Rob Scott Wilson, Nadia Bjorlin and Paul Telfer? Are you glad Xander knows the truth? Happy that Alex is Victor’s son? Do you think Xander will still be revealed to be the true son of Victor’s when all is said and done? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Jamie Martin Mann and Ashley Puzemis Join the Cast of Days of our Lives

Some SORASing is going down on Days of our Lives! Announced today, Jamie Martin Mann will now be portraying the teenage version of Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Theresa’s (Jen Lilley) son, Tate Black.

In addition, Ashley Puzemis joins the Peacock streaming soap opera as Holly, the now teenaged daughter of the late Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) and Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker).

According to Soap Opera Digest, both actors are set to make their debuts on the October 9th episode, as it looks like DAYS is beefing up its teen scene with some fresh faces for some teen angst.

Will Tate or Holly be a troublemaker causing drama for their parents?  Will they fall for each other? Stay tuned.

Puzemis had appeared in television roles including: BF For Hire and Danger Force.  As for Mann, he recently appeared in the Netflix series Country Comfort starring Katherine McPhee and Eddie Cibrian (ex-Sunset Beach and Y&R).

So, what do you think about teenaged Tate and Holly hitting the Salem canvas and Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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