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Matthew Ashford Talks Jack’s Political Decisions & Amnesia On All-New Episode Of ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

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The latest installment of of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is out now featuring conversations and segments with three of the popular stars of the long-running daytime drama series.

First, host Michael Fairman chants with Matthew Ashford for a return visit and six-month check-in since he first returned to DAYS as the beloved Jack Deveraux but with a twist!  Yup, Dr. Rolf got a hold of the guy, and he has amnesia.

Now after this return, he is won the mayoral race in Salem, placed Eve Donovan (Kassie DePaiva) as the police commissioner, and is trying to get Haley (Thia Megia) deported out of the country in the immigration storyline, even though his son, JJ (Casey Moss) is in love with the young woman.  In the meantime, Jack is upsetting his family and loved ones with his latest personality change, while Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) hopes somehow she get still get through to her one true love, so he remember his past.  On the podcast, Matt dives into all of it.

Later in a dressing room, segment, Camila Banus (Gabi) and Freddie Smith (Sonny)  chat about working on the show, with each other, and some other fun tidbits as they catch up.  And as viewers know, Gabi and Sonny, as well as Will (Chandler Massey) all have a unique and special relationship with one another.

To listen to the podcast go to iTunes to download or you can head over to NBC.com/InsideSalem and listen there as well.

Now, let us know in the comment section below; how you are liking the current machinations of Jack, and if you prefer him with Eve, or are you still hoping for a reunion with Jennifer?

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  1. Patrick

    June 12, 2019 at 10:47 am

    @DAYS of OUR Lives ; Ron Carlivati CURRENTLY, you’ve got three “leading” ladies who are working their arse of

    All three have been FIRED – I question this

    1. my lovely forever emmy nominated Olivia Rose Keegan. she’s a mega watt force.. who does have a lot of physical and facial expression.. but no matter… she’s intriguing stuff to watch. she’s the last of the SORAS 5 teen beat to be let go. ???? was this done for the salary of Stephen Johnson and Matthew Ashford ? and/or to bring back Stacy AND Peter (Kristen / Xander ) ???? please less spotlight on Nicole Walker ! Ari Zucker ? oh well

    as much as I love my burgeoning Erica Kane in the form of Ciera Alice’ Victoria Konefal.. and her uber hotted out romance with Ben. SIZZLEAN anyone… this is FIRE. I keep going back to my Claire… wounded ? how has she made it all this time without Belle and Shawn and grandma Marlena ? yet she did.

    2. Chloe played by the always on fire, present, should have catapulted to the top of the line. I especially thought this would be the case… she and Julie bought VIP . Nadia Bjorlin. who was working FANTASTIC – magic – WITH Tyler Christopher… GOD the chemistry was leaping out of the telee. WOAH. let me tell you this @Ron C. whatever reasons behind the – firing- of Tyler. He LOOKED EFFING AMAZING @the emmy this year. he is @the top of male feature. “The dream will never end “. so to see Chloe going thru so much pain.. be it with Nicole, or Is it Kristen… reading her the riot act. Chloe is the birth mother who was doing Nicole a favor. is breaking my heart… along with knowing she was fired. okay just stab me in the back. this is a travesty. because once again we are back to the same old. Eric / Brady / Nicole. no matter how much you can swing in nuKristen and the best their is Sarah. they have a good thing going with interesting work with Xander and Rex. so this is all buffet. just give us all an effing break with all this canvas… less is more on the repeat of ; Eric / Brady / Nicole. because it pisses me off that talent such as Olivia Rose AND Nadia .. AND Eve’ oh my love, Kassie DePaiva ARE FIRED for the drivel of repeat

    we could be feasting on Nadia AND Tyler !!!!! yet we get repeat fodder of old.

    3. Kassie DEPaiva… how could this mega watt writing team… NOT KNOW what to do with Eve? it was fascinating to watch Kassie and Matthew Ashford… I was thanking the STARS they did not jump right in the tepid fire of just Jack and Jennifer. THANKFUL !!! so they went and made Eve the scapegoat… and all is forgiven with Jack action

    as usual… she emmied her way thru her tenure. just A CLASS ACT. Is @DAYS giving Ms. DEPaiva time out ? so she’s thriving in all areas of her full life ? and bring her back when she wants ? I HOPE THIS. yeah pull the guilt trigger. she’s the best out their. and theirs not much left… look @General Hospital for end trails and garbage with the Corinthos.

    Olivia Rose Keegan ; Claire
    Nadia Bjorlin ; Chloe
    Kassie DePaiva ; Eve

    make way for Ari Zucker . I don’t know.. does the real Nicole know her daughter is “dead” I thought this was a mistake.. as all the true feelings with Nicole and Eric will have to be replayed out . was it Nicole or Kristen who was at the crash sight when Holly “died”. all the crying piss and moan Ari’ Nicole has watershed and mouthed off on… IE LIKE Carly @GH. long winded and tired

    @DAYS has so much more on the canvas to have retread. WASTE

    after, what ????? Nicole 20 year stint … they still have to PLAY out Eric AND Nicole ??? Eric is hot with Sarah
    Eric was hot with Kristen
    Eric is hot with EVERY ONE

    there was so much more potential with these three ladies… CLaire, Chloe, Eve. who are supporting… I get this.. but they rung up huge

  2. Violet Lemm

    June 12, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I love this actor, but certainly not the brain washed amnesiac he’s portraying now. I would rather see him with anyone but Eve. She’s as crazy as Claire, and worse, because she is helping Claire to get away with attempted murder, so as to frame Ben.

    • Celia

      June 13, 2019 at 10:47 am

      Hi, Violet,
      I hope this comment doesn’t become a “double”— I always accidentally post before I’m done…
      I do agree with you about Jack….except that I can tolerate Eve. ( As an evil “entity” ( who does display human characteristics, at times) as she is, I like her. The role is soooo her!! Kassie is a fave of mine in any situation.
      Jack, on the other hand, is getting on my nerves—I wish he could speak without opening his mouth…LOL.
      The writers should not have taken this path of turning him into Eve’s puppet. I understand he has amnesia; however, Jack is somewhat aware of Eve’s past—-he should know better than to partner up with a rabid bitch to manipulate people and the law, whether he’s in a state of confusion or not—–he’s not an infant.
      What TPTB are doing is exacerbating Jack’s stupidity. This entire storyline is a joke…. one not even worthy of watching, as it does nothing to stimulate interest. It’s too asinine and insulting to us, the “spectators”.
      I am more interested in Holly–where is she? ……with her mommy? The real Nicole? I would love it for the story to go that direction, Miss Violet—–seeing double ( the two “Nicoles” do an “en garde”, faccia-a-faccia-confrontation) should prove to be a worthy spectacle.
      Another ignorant detour —– Nicole/Kristen “Mask-a-raid”–Ha!!…….will Kristin be in “Nicole-mode” forever?…. or will she “demask” after she takes over the DiMera “Dynasty”? Oy-vey?!?!?!

      • Violet Lemm

        June 14, 2019 at 2:47 am

        Hi Celia
        OMG, this show is driving me crazy! I don’t know which SL is the worst. You pick one, and I’ll agree, ha. I record the shows, than start watching after Days has been on about 30 min. It seems that all I do lately is FF. Talk about insulting! We are watching Kirsten pretending to be Nicole, while Ari is pretending to be Kriston pretending to be Nicole. I can only see it the way it is, not in the mode they are trying to sell us. I am hoping that Holly is with her mom. Zander keeps saying that she’s on the way to her new family, whatever that means. I am glad that he’s doing the right thing, giving up the diary, even if it it for the wrong reason. What he sees in Sarah is beyond me. I wish they would send her on a slow boat to China, instead of Haley. What do you think of Hope and Frenchie? She will want to kill him and then herself when she finally finds out what a snake he is. I think Jack will too, when he recovers his memories, and realizes how he’s treated his friends and family. Do you think his marriage to Eve is legal, under these circumstances? Well, it’s after 2 A.M. Better get this old night owl to bed, “talk” soon.

        • Celia

          June 17, 2019 at 12:14 pm

          I agree, Miss Violet—-I can’t get into any storylines…..they all lack the main ingredient: that is; viability!!
          Frenchie? I cannot digest this unappealing slick, mumbling fumbler, with an domineering nose and thin lips. I think I said this before—-he reminds me of greasy, Dishonest John ( Beany and Cecil cartoon) of old!! My kids love watching episodes on YouTube. Sometimes I watch eith them..HaHa….
          I have never liked Hope either. So, I hope they ‘fall’ as one….
          I am not a fan of men sporting slicked-back hair.
          Oh, oh…..Violet—-speaking of hair? Did you notice how much of it Michael Baldwin (Y&R), suddenly and unnaturally has? Wig!!?? LOL!!
          Later.❤️

  3. Kay

    June 13, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Have not watched in years but I think he has had nine lives and constantly fired ! To film 8 months ahead how are they staying on the air???

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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one of their discussion below. You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.

 

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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.

 

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