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Matt Ashford Returns To DAYS In Jennifer-Centric Episode!

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Days of our Lives is set to feature one of its most enduring stars, Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) in a standalone episode on Tuesday’s upcoming episode of the NBC daytime drama series.

Jennifer in recent months has become addicted to painkillers following the car crash that killed her former love Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) and in which she was injured.  Now deep in addiction, Jennifer will try to go cold turkey, but will she succeed?

While she is going through withdrawals look for Matthew Ashford to return in hallucinating “vision” form as the late Jack Deveraux, the love of Jennifer’s life.  Will he be able to get her through the other side of her ordeal?

Watch this week’s NBC promo for DAYS after the jump, as well as our interview with Ashford on the red carpet at the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were he discusses his return, and working with Missy Reeves again.   Then let us know if you are looking forward to seeing Matt and Melissa on-screen together in the comment section below.

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

Killing off Jack was a big mistake…Jack and Jen shouldve-couldve been the next Tom and Alice!!!

Jeremy
Jeremy

Melissa Reeves storyline is riveting, it’s not shoved in your face, it’s been done in a way that allows this story to stretch out longer, which is true to life, these things, addictions can haunt someone for years! in soap load, a story such as this would move quickly, and I think that since Melissa Reeves is not front-burner like Hope, this allows Melissa to dig deep as a creative artist, and she is knocking her scenes out of the park. Melissa had amazing work with Greg (ex-Eric), those scenes were WOW!!! so good. I loved seeing Jennifer’s hair all messed up and her entering the police station the day Eric was sentenced. Melissa is giving us a side to Jennifer, that yes, in soapload, addiction is overplayed, but she manages to allow us to want to see more of her journey, more of Melissa’s work, and I feel she was robbed for Supporting Actress. Be that as it may, she can submit for next year, I do not expect Jennifer’s problem to go away anytime soon. I loved how the other day, Chad told her that he knows she has a problem, and that he wouldn’t allow her to watch Thomas overnight. It’s scenes like this that allows Melissa to shine. I wasn’t into Jennifer much when she was with Daniel. Though, back in the day, I loved her with Peter, there’s specific stories that allows this underrated actress to excel in her performances, and with the return of Jack (Matthew Ashford), for the Jennifer episode, I bet we’ll get a gem of an episode. It’s Melissa’s year, you go! because you’ve got it, and it’s really great stuff. Melissa for Supporting Actress 2017!

Iakovos
Iakovos

I am with Jeremy on this one. Wholeheartedly!

Patrick
Patrick

what… nice… writing… and true to form… as in… REEL

I can’t knock MR.. character that far down….

” I’ve decided to let up … and see what’s going on .. with Melissa Reeves on this go round”

YES… Kassie DePaiva, True O’Brien, Casey Moss, and Kate Mansi… are making her

this time around… it’s her show

she’s showing

she’s resulting

making inroads… and your heart digs

she’s grans jewel.. she’s Jack’s love… she’s Horton… shes stil Jennifer

I applaud all the give notice… on Melissa Reeves this go round

IF SOD gives notice… then so must

what a nice tribute to Greg Vaughan… Eric finale

a part of me … YEARNS… for Jack
yearns for INTERESTING
YEARNS for lost without

I come back to

the characters of Hope and Jenn…

I well up and tear up… thinking of Alice Horton… as she pulls her underlings forward

Grans Jewels

gotta love them

Patrick
Patrick

it really helps.. and goes a long way… that Dr. Daniel Jonas is no longer in the picture

you know.. when I watch DAYS… I feel so protective and patriarch… that the one vital statistic… of DAYS … HOLDS

supercoupledom

ROMANCE ANDLOVE

and vice versa… it just reeked smelled and you LIVED in it

you soaked it up… and never let up

Marlena and Roman… John
Kimberly and Shane
Kayla and Steve (Patch)
Hope and Bo…. Aiden
John and Caliope
Abe and Lexie
Justin and Adrienne
Maggie and Victor
Carrie and Austin
Sami and Austin/ EJ / RAFE

the list could go ON >>> and ON

Days unlike all other soaps… STANDS

the complete cast … which is not pressed… as much
the complete production… which ails like the rest… finds itself

DAYS is back on

Kayla and steve… no matter how old they are… HOLD.. and I smile and heart knows LOVE

Hope and Aiden are once again… stirring…. back … MAGIC and complete

Chad and ABS… TEARS … dam break… please … offer Kelly MIssal whatever it takes

sometimes.. I think… DAYS is the BEST gay show… the men are smoking and ACT

but it will always be…. about romance

I dance

Janet Byrnes
Janet Byrnes

I don’t know if I want to watch jack return for just one day. I wanted to see a full reunion. Jack and Jennifer. what a bunch of idiots TIIC are.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Watch, Janet, watch!

He’s appearing in 5 or so episodes, not necessarily back to back. It could be a trial run. If the masses watch, then he may be asked to return in a larger capacity.

Janet Byrnes
Janet Byrnes

I did watch. It was great. When the elevator went down I don’t remember an actual dead body. ihad forgotten when thisw show was can’t miss.I started watchinjg, when I saw it was the Missy show,I stayed, and enjoyed it.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I am having mixed feelings of Days using these stand alone episodes of late. On one hand giving the whole episode to one character does allow the writers to go further into depth and allows the actor time to really act. The stand alone episode with Abby and Ben was great, the stand alone episode featuring Aiden has its moments– and hence the problem, unless really compelling stuff come off the screen like when Sami and EJ had their stand alone episode about his cheating on her, these hour long episodes featuring one character the one show can get dull pretty quick. So I got my fingers cross that this is one of those stand alones that the hour flies by and not one of those that makes you think watching paint dry would be as interesting

blake
blake

Days is doing what Guiding Light did like a decade ago, they had special episodes on Wednesdays focusing on one character or couple.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

I guess my feelings are also somewhat ambivalent regarding these stand alone episodes – it makes the flow seem somehow disjointed in a way (of the show in general) but I suppose it’s not hurting a show that moves at a snail’s pace anyway. Don’t misunderstand me, I am aware that soaps move at a slow rate, but this show takes that fact to an extreme.
I like the character of Jennifer, and I liked the players around her – and the scenes were well-acted……..it’s Belle and Phillip that I find exceedingly dull and uninteresting for some reason as well as Belle’s ex-husband.
This show really needs to pick up the pace a bit and write some compelling and original storylines.

blake
blake

I’m not excited having Jack back just for a few episodes. You know how many horrible actors you can get rid of to bring Jack back for good? Especially with the younger set (looking at you Ciara!)

Vicks
Vicks

Matt Ashford is exactly what Days needs now. He is brilliant and together with Missy they will bring back that old magic

Mo
Mo

I don’t really like these standalone eps. Wish Jack was not dead and returned to Salem. His family sure needs him!

Lisa
Lisa

Matt and Missy are magic together as Jack & Jennifer, despite the fact that they’ve received such terrible writing over the years (particularly all of the times Jack “died”). It’s like watching Stephen & Mary Beth as Steve & Kayla. Fantastic actors, nuanced performances. Their shared history, their chemistry, and the ways they bring out the best in each other made them such great partners. I really don’t understand why Days doesn’t keep Matt around for good.

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DAYS Preview – Week of July 16, 2018

This week on Days of our Lives, hell hath no fury like a Gabi (Camila Banus) scorned!  Now out for revenge after receiving devastating news that she can never conceive another child, Gabi has switched the DNA results to make it appear to Abigail (Marci Miller) that Stefan (Tyler Christopher) is the father of her unborn baby.

How far will Gabi continue to sink to carry out this lie and to give payback to Stefan and Abigail as her alter “Gabby” for sending her to prison for a crime she did not commit? Is her former lover, Chad (Billy Flynn) collateral damage in all of this?

Meanwhile, Brady (Eric Martsolf) prepares to say goodbye to his son, Tate after losing custody of his son when the judge rules in Theresa’s (Jen Lilley) favor, but will fate intervene, allowing Brady to keep his son after all?

Check out more teasers for this week’s DAYS below, and then watch the latest promo for this week’s episodes via NBC here.

Now, let us know which story are you most interested to see play out? Comment below 

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JJ takes the fall in order to help Theresa

Tuesday, July 17

Gabi takes Stefan to task and reveals her resentment towards “Gabby

Wednesday, July 18

Wracked with guilt, Eve admits to Chloe she’s partly responsible for Brady losing custody of Tat

Thursday, July 19

Claire asks Ciara if she’s moving on with Ben

Friday, July 20, 2018

Will receives a shocking note.

 

 

 

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ben Fights Off His “Killer” Instincts As Rob Scott Wilson Delivers Power Performance Of The Week

In Days of our Lives’ version of Beauty and the Beast, in this case Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is the ‘beauty’ and Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) is the ‘beast’ she is to tame, last Thursday and Friday’s episodes illustrated to us where this duo could be heading in the future.

But first things, first.  The situation took a horrifying turn for Ciara, and for Ben, when he runs into the cabin beside himself!  He informs Ciara he went to the pharmacy to get his prescription but the police have swarmed the place.  Getting more and more agitated, Ben tells Ciara, he blames her, and her mother, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for putting an APB out on him!  Ciara says she didn’t say anything to her mother.   But, Ben is losing his grip on reality fast and he desperately needs his meds.  He’s on edge and begs her not to call Hope, as he can’t go back to the sanitarium.  Ciara tries to calm Ben down and insists that she won’t to that to him, but suddenly, he becomes more unglued and stomps on her cell phone!

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Next, Ben is hallucinating thinking he has handcuffed Ciara to the bed – the same thing he did to Abigail!   He sees Ciara in the handcuffs.  Ciara tells him she is not in them and to look at her hands.  All of a sudden, as she tells him she is on his side, and will help him through this, he calls her, “a lying little whore, just like the rest of them.”  Ben thinks she believes he is a ‘killer’ like everyone else, because she has now grabbed a knife to defend herself.

Ben tells Ciara that maybe he hasn’t changed at all, he is a serial killer, and now that he is off his meds he sees things very clearly. Ciara tries to calm him down and assure him everything will be OK.  When he closes his eyes and then opens them, he still sees that Ciara is handcuffed to the bed.  Crawling more and more out of his skin, Ben begins to hear his father, Clyde saying, “She’s lying to you, boy …trying to fool you … the same as that slut Abigail.”

Now, Ben hallucinates that Clyde (James Read) is in the cabin, egging him on to strangle Ciara, red necktie and all!  As Ben fights off his father’s attempts to make him do heinous things to Ciara, (he even hears Clyde telling him to burn down the cabin), yielding a knife Ciara calms Ben down saying Clyde is not really there.  Ben admits he doesn’t know what’s real anymore.  Ciara puts her knife down and offers her hand to hold on to. Ben takes Ciara’s hand and sits down as Clyde’s image fades away.  Ciara begs Ben to run to the pharmacy to get his meds. She promises she will not use her phone.  Ben exits.

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However on Cliffhanger Friday, Ciara is engulfed in flames in the cabin, with no Ben to be found, and Rafe (Galen Gering) getting a signal from her cell directing him and Hope on a collision course with Ciara and Ben.

Throughout the two episodes of Ben’s battle with his sanity and how he is haunted by what he has done to others, and vacillating. between reality and delusional, Rob Scott Wilson illustrated once again, that given the material that his performances of Ben are mesmerizing. Wilson’s scenes make you stop whatever you may be doing, and take notice.  That is why Rob is our pick for the “Power Performance of the Week.”

So, what did you think of Rob’s performance?  What did you think of what happened in the cabin between Ben and Ciara? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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DAYS Camila Banus Lifetime Movie ‘Killer Caregiver’ Set To Premiere July 13th

While Gabi Hernandez is about to show her dark side on Days of our Lives, her portrayer, Camila Banus looks to also be playing a not-so-nice caregiver in the upcoming Lifetime Movie, Killer Caregiver!

In story, after a woman is wounded in an accident, a young and attractive live-in caregiver moves into her home where strange and dangerous events unfold until the woman discovers her caregiver is hell-bent on destroying her life!

Camila stars along with Nicole Hayden and George Stuts.  Killer Caregiver is directed by John Murlowski.

Look for the movie to premiere on July 13th on the Lifetime Movie Channel at 8PMEST/7PMCST

So, how much do you love when Camila gets to play the crazy bad girl? Will you be checking out Killer Caregiver? Comment below.

 

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