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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.

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To listen to the podcast go to iTunes to download or you can head over to 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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@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.… Read more »

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

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.


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
Violet Lemm

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.


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!!


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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Last Friday, Days of our Lives celebrated yet another amazing milestone in their storied soap history. The long-running NBC daytime drama series turned 54- years young.

To ring in the anniversary, the cast, crew and behind the scenes creatives including head writer, Ron Carlivati and NBC executive, Bruce Evans were on-hand.

DAYS executive producer Ken Corday made a speech filled with history and ‘thank you’s’, and Bruce Evans reminded everyone of how important the characters and the show is, and how it has touched so many lives from generation to generation.

From speeches, to a cake-cutting ceremony, posing for pics, to a tasty green room filled with fun food, the cast patted each other on the back for a job well-done as the show is now breaking new ground with the time-jump that kicked off Friday and plays out more this week and beyond.

Check out some of the celebration in our photo gallery below.

Then, share your congrats to DAYS and what it has meant to you on their 54th anniversary via the comment section,

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But this year, the promo was even more exciting because it revealed pieces and teases of what’s happened in Salem and to your favorite characters within the one-year time jump that began on last Friday’s episode when Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) woke up out of her coma and learned from Jack (Matt Ashford) that she had been asleep for a year! And … thus begins a daytime first for a drama series.

In the DAYS November sweeps promo, viewers see that Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) have their baby and so does apparently, Eric (Greg Vaughan) and Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  Then. Jack says to Abigail (Kate Mansi) that she is her number one reporter, while Victor (John Aniston) tells Ciara (Victoria Konefal) she is the future of the family.  Elsewhere, it looks like Kate (Lauren Koslow) is waiting tables?

Meanwhile, Sonny (Freddie Smith) says “I miss him, I miss him a lot.” Who is he referring to? Clyde (James Read) is back and looks to be in an adjoining cell with his son, Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson)!  Also in prison are the ladies, Hattie Adams (Deidre Hall) and none other than Eve (Kassie DePaiva)

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Just as your favorite soaps are kicking into high gear for November sweeps next week, comes the news that due to the House public impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, daytime programming will endure several pre-mptions starting with the first two on Wednesday November 13th and Friday, November 15th.

CBS was the first network to announce their plans for their extensive coverage, and according to the Washington Post all other networks have followed suit.  By this move by the networks it gives the hearing some extra weight and exposure to the American voters and viewing audience.

So far, leading network coverage for CBS will be reportedly anchored by Norah O’Donnell and for ABC George Stephanopoulos.

On Wednesday, the hearings begin at 10am EST, the second is scheduled for Friday beginning at 11am EST.

William Taylor, the U.S. diplomat in the Ukraine, is scheduled to testify Wednesday and on Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify.

The networks are expecting big numbers for covering the hearings, as they have in the past for impeachment proceedings and hearings.

No word yet how the soaps plan for you to see the episodes that don’t air at their regularly scheduled times, or if it shifts your soap viewing schedule by several days.

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