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More Details Revealed On Melissa Archer's New DAYS Character!

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One Life to Live fans can finally catch one of their all-time favorites back in the soap saddle when Melissa Archer finally makes her on-screen debut as Serena on Days of our Lives! Archer will turn up in Salem on the December 5th episode of the sudser as world-traveled medical journalist Serena Mason!

And now, according to details in a new interview with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, Serena has a past with Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) when they were working together in Africa, when he was a photographer there, and she was a journalist.  It seems their torrid romance ended when he chose to be a man of the cloth … instead of the man in her bed! But why?

The popular redhead also gave a few other sneak peeks of what is to come in her chat with TVG.  Here are a few excerpts below!

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Melissa on what brings her to Salem:  “She comes into town to do some important medical research. (Laughs) Because they have really good doctors in Salem — the best to choose from! Serena is extremely smart, a no-bulls–t kind of girl, which I really enjoy playing. She’s so different from my character, Natalie, on OLTL, who was tough but petulant. Serena is a real adult. Because of her profession, she’s not the type to wear her heart on her sleeve — otherwise she wouldn’t be able to survive the work.

Melissa on her new enemy Nicole (Arianne Zucker), who she thinks still has it for Eric:  “I can’t speak for how Arianne sees her character but, from Serena’s point of view, Nicole is obsessed with Eric. Nicole has no idea who this Serena person is and it’s instant dislike. It was so much fun! I wish I had more scenes like that. Nicole is looking out for Eric, but she goes a little too far. (Laughs) It’s certainly not one of those soap-opera girly fights with a little slapping and hair-pulling. These are tough women. I won’t say anymore because it’s so worth watching!

So, are you intrigued to see a romance and potential love story between Greg Vaughan and Melissa Archer? What do you think on paper of the new character of Serena?  Looking forward to seeing Melissa back on daytime?   Comment below!

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mfarris70

It would be nice if Serena could break the DAYS mold of female characters who are either victim or bitch– sometimes both but never neither.

Patrick
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Patrick

I don’t know…. then you have the MENfolk. and, they are hotties… Brady : the eternally everlastingly the victim… always swearing on the cross he’s going to change… and he’s once again asked “aunt” Maggie, if she’ll be his sponsor Eric: I almost wish for Father Eric back: he acts like he’s scared of his own shadow… (looks like Nicole is stuck with .. and it’s OK with me, ugh! Daniel ). DAYS has lost some serious adult, appealing, actors… I honestly, had hoped they would bring Eric and Nicole forefront… back together… and romancing and loving…. he’s so all… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Lucas, Lucas, Lucas ! my man

geez he’s missed

Patrick
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Patrick

I actually, liked, Paul… from the start

that easy going affecting smile

Patrick
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Patrick

I MISS :

with abandon

Blake Berris : Nick Fallon
Mark Valley : Jack Deveraux
Matthew Ashford : Jack Deveraux
Jason Brook : Peter Blake ( the HOTTEST MAN to grace Salem )

Patrick
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Patrick

Peter Reckell was dreamy : miss his presence

Patrick
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Patrick

on the horizon : dreamy state of being

Michael Muhney : nuEJ DiMera
Ted King : nuBo Brady

Patrick
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Patrick

Roark Critchlow : Dr. Mike Horton

ooh la la

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Had to reply here, Patrick.

With all due respect…Hell no to Roark Critchlow! I like Roark Critchlow, but I think DAYS can bring some of those 1980’s and 90’s viewers back with “The Pretender” himself, Michael T. Weiss!

Michael T. Weiss was very popular as Dr. Michael (Mike) Horton and eventually had his own series…The Pretender.

I think he would bring in new and old viewers, but hey, if not Michael T. Weiss, RC would be great…as long as MTW is asked first!

Patrick
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Patrick

@4 : no worries

I know exactly whom you are speaking : writing

I was being lazy and didn’t google/wiki his name….

Michael T. Weiss : August, 1985 to September, 1990
Roark Critchlow : April, 1994 to Sept., 1999

so, both, had about a 5 year run…. Roark came back for another year recurring…

i mostly remember Roark… because I was watching days regularly when he was on…

I loved MTW : hairy plus… he was in the movie… “Jeffrey” a coming out movie… that I dreamed about

MTW would be my first choice as well

Michael
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Michael

Omg- Back in the day, so to speak, Michael T Weiss was HOT! He had greet chemistry with Lisa Hioward, who played April Ramirez. there was also an excellent actor who played Nick in the storyline. Also- the first Mike Horton, waaaaaay back in the 7O’s was Hot. He was played by Wesley aeure -who also starred in the Saturday morning show- Land of the Lost. I remember he couldn’t get it up for Trish Clayton, and was worried he was gay- or it must have been insinuated back then. Then he finally lost his virginity to an older woman-… Read more »

Mary Kay
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Mary Kay

Can’t stand Aiden (YAWN) he needs to be with (YAWN) Jenn…Hope with Rafe Abigail with Brady…Melanie with Chad Jordan with Eric;Abe with Kayla…Nicole with Daniel..C’mon…will any of my Christmas wishes come true?

Mary Kay
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Mary Kay

Definitely need the romance that only John and Marlena can provide!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I’m counting the DAYS till Serena arrives! I wasn’t familiar with Melissa’s talent, but I’m sure she’ll do fine at DOOL!!!

She’s beautiful!!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

“She’s beautiful!!!!!”

those eyes, with all that red hair

stunning

Sheila
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Sheila

I can’t wait to see Melissa on Days. She and Ari are both so good.

Nancy
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Nancy

Can hardly wait to see she and Kassie together.

dani
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dani

can’t wait….I hope she mixes it up with Brady too…..and I hope she gets a way better wardrobe then she did on OL..

janice
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janice

I agree about the wardrobe! On one life to live, they had her in granny dresses

Mary Kay
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Mary Kay

Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) has the best wardrobe in daytime…IMO

Patrick
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Patrick

isn’t Lauren Koslow put together !

I just think she’s dynamic
I think she’s the quintessential embodiment

honestly, she has all the character that’s easy to embrace
I love how Kate goes about her business… her life… the way she sees

does she have “any” flaws ? with men ? she certainly doesnt need them… i believe her love for Stefano… unfortunately, I think the days of Joseph Mascolo full time screen are passed. I LOVE HIM… I’ll take him any way we can

Lauren/Kate LOL dreamy ideal

louisa
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louisa

Really looking forward to this!

damien
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damien

i hope she mixes it up with rafe too, who is in serious need of a new love intrest!!!
cant wait to see eric hot and be bothered again, greg s the hottest man in daytime, imo, next to garen!
i swear if this new character circles around dr dan im going to stop watching days, dr dan is on overload!!

Claudio
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Claudio

I love Melissa, she is a wonderful actress. I cannot wait until December 5, to see Serena. I hope she kicks Nicole’s ass. LOL. I still miss Natalie Buchanan rip One Life To Live.

Mo
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Mo

🙁 Doesn’t sound exciting.

Troy Parkins
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Troy Parkins

I’m sure she will do fine on the show – it’s nice to see some alumni from both One Life to Live and ALL MY CHILDREN, two shows that, by the way, should absolutely NEVER have been cancelled – and as long as I’m officially “off topic” – does anyone know anything at all regarding the debacle of Prospect Park and the latest info on what the final outcome of those shows will be?

Frank
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Frank

Yes Troy One Life To Live was the best soap out there, Abc made a huge mistake in cancelling OLTL. Amc had to be cancelled, that show went down hill. The storylines were getting silly and the ratings proved that.

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Llanviewer717

I definitely agree about OLTL. It has terrific stories and characters along with the finest cast I’ve ever seen. ES, RS, RSW, HBS, KD, BW, MA, ME, SH, FL, TSJ, RH, PE. All just terrific. I miss my OLTL like crazy.

Sherry
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Sherry

She cannot start soon enough, her character sounds interesting and fun, can’t wait till she’s on Days!! Color me intrigued by the Eric connection, I was so sure it would be Brady but I love this and am eager to see she and GV chemistry. They should be hot! Melissa and Ari are going to rock too !

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well, it is great that Eric will get a story again– and an apartment that looks a lot like Ben’s place– LOL– I don’t know this actress since I never watched OLTL, but hopefully her character will pan out better than Jordan did. There was a lot of hype when the actress playing Jordan came on the show, which just proves a talented actor and buzz, never can replace a well written character in an interesting story. So what I am reading sounds promising, but so did Jordan, Theresa, and Eve and none of those characters have lived up to… Read more »

Troy Parkins
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Troy Parkins

Mary, LoL I was thinking the EXACT same thing – I thought, uh…is he moving in with Ben? The set looks exactly the same. Of course, I live in Vegas where many apartments are stamped out quickly and actually do look very similar. My best friend lives in my complex and our condo’s are identical as far as infrastructure – I like Eric despite his constant whining – but now that he is not going to (evidently) hook up with Nicole, obviously the writers are throwing her in with Daniel, which, to me — is so badly written, let’s throw… Read more »

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I am so excited and can’t wait for December 5. Melissa is great. This character sounds much more grounded than Natalie of OLTL. I’m also glad she’s going to be involved with Greg Vaughan. I really like him and hope something good can happen for poor Eric. Welcome aboard Melissa.

Mark
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Mark

She’s ok but why isn’t days using Galen Gering more he is so cute and should be in a major story!

Nakita
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Nakita

Beyond thrilled to see Melissa in action again! And loving the background in the character. I can’t wait!

Brandee
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Brandee

Yes!!!! About time Eric had something to smile about and Serena sounds like the type to make it happen. Can she go liven up Rafe’s life too? Love Melissa Archer and she would be great with either of them or both.

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I will be Team Nicole all the way! Don’t know Ms. Archer from OLTL because I didn’t watch the show. However, the way she described her character and the character’s relationship with Nicole makes me Team Nicole all the way. I also predict Ms. Archer’s character will not be a long term one. Nicole will not stop until she runs Serena (or whatever her name is) out of Salem. Bravo, Nicole!

Blake
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Blake

I can’t wait to see Melissa on Days, I loved her on One Life to Live. She is gorgeous, the red hair, blue eyes, great cleavage. Imagine her around Brady, Eric, JJ, etc.

Mary Kay
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Mary Kay

SUre to give Jordan a run for her money!

Breaking News

Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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James Scott Comments: “I Will Never. Never. Never. Never. Never, Go Back to Hollywood Let Alone DOOL”

Those hoping that finally James Scott would return to his signature daytime soap role of EJ DiMera on Days of our Lives, now that Alison Sweeney is on her way back to the show this fall for a longer run as Sami, can count those hopes now dashed and for good.

In a post on his Instagram account for his meditation and contemplations Sunday morning Zoom series and website, Scott posed with Deepak Chopra.  When a fans posted a comment in the IG account how they miss him on DAYS and to come back with Sami, James replied, “Hi – thanks for joining me here. Please know that I will never. Never. Never. Never. Never. Go back to Hollywood let alone DOOL. There is notbing interesting there for me. J”

Fan favorite James Scott, who has been MIA from the acting profession for awhile now is running The Whisper Within – and as detailed by the website, Scott explains how he left acting to be more involved with meditation and helping others find inner-peace – “In 2014, after a successful career in the entertainment industry, I found myself with everything and nothing.  I had money, celebrity, and status and the grief to match it. I had worked tirelessly for the better part of two decades to attain wealth and validation, yet no external thing could touch the emptiness I felt and the worthlessness I experienced.  I knew that something unknown wished to be known—something I could feel only through its apparent absence. In my despair and depression, I faced a simple choice: to change my lived experience or to end it. One felt impossible; the other easy I had already spent so much time reading self-help books, attending workshops and retreats, drinking concoctions with shamans, exploring tantra and abstaining from sex all together, dancing and singing, and many more practices, which had done little or nothing to abate the loneliness.

 

Desperate and in despair, still seeking, still suffering, I found my way to an Indian meditation center. I went for a week and stayed for a year. It was there in my own reflection that I found the teacher I had been seeking silently waiting to be known. At first, there was rage and anger, but eventually the intensity of the fire burned low and sadness took its place. I cried and cried until I cried myself empty and something new arose: beneath it all, I discovered a newfound peace. Like a fragrance arising from deep within, I heard the sound of the silence that can never be spoken: the eternal wisdom of the whisper within.  To live from this place is my practice and my path. To inspire others to do the same is my purpose.”

So, what do you think about James’ comments and path that he has now gone down for his life?  Do you think its time for DAYS to finally re-cast EJ? Comment below.

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