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Next Week: Marla Gibbs Makes DAYS Debut as Jackée Harry’s Mother; Head Scribe Ron Carlivati Shares: “I Am Really Excited to See the Scenes of These Two Legends Together On-Screen”

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Get ready for some fun and intriguing scenes next week on NBC’s Days of our Lives.  That’s when comedy legend and actress, The Jeffersons, Marla Gibbs (who just received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) will come to visit Salem in her new role on the soap as Olivia.

But as we find out, Olivia is actually the on-screen mother of another comedy legend, Jackée Harry, who is already front and center on DAYS as Paulina Price.  Viewers will learn when Olivia and Paulina mix it up in key scenes that Paulina is actually the bio-mom of Lani (Sal Stowers).  Comedy fans also remember that Gibbs and Harry both appeared on the sitcom, 227.

Look for Marla to first hit screens beginning on the Monday, August 16th episode of the NBC daytime drama series.

In a preview of Gibbs’ arrival on the scene, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati shared with Soap Opera Digest (in the latest issue on newsstands now): “Olivia has basically come to town like, ‘What are you doing here? You never should have come here. We made an agreement years ago and you broke it.’ She comes to school her. It’s great to see Paulina on the other end of it for once.”

Carlivati went on to say of the Lani bombshell: “Because it’s a family secret and something that happened so many years ago, we thought ‘Who is the keeper of the family secrets?’ and often it is this matriarch character. So of course we thought, ‘What about Marla Gibbs?”‘

Though Carlivati wrote the episodes for Gibbs and Harry to play back in the early spring, he was not able to be on set to see the actual scenes taped.  However, he heard from DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar that Marla did a great job, and she could actually do more if they were to bring her back. Ron expressed: “Apparently, it went very well and I am very excited to see the scenes of these two legends together on-screen.”

Watch the latest DAYS promo below, heralding the arrival of Gibbs.

Now let us know, what do you think of Paulina turning out to be Lani’s birth-mom? Excited to see Marla and Jackée together on DAYS? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Delonjo
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Delonjo

Where is Victor? Maggie better watch out!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

DeLonjo,
????????

Momo
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Momo

I miss them too, but what does Maggie have to watch out for?

Celia
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Celia

John Aniston is 88—-while he isn’t technically off the show, he may not be feeling up to par. He rarely appears, and when he does, he is always sitting. God bless him!!
Why should Maggie be worried? Another woman?? Well, one never knows–hmmm
Aside—Henry is a year old.It’s time to get him out of that pram and put him in a stroller, sitting up!!!! That’s child abuse. LOL.How does he fit in there? And, how does a baby that age stay still or sleep all the time? Oh, yeah—-a one-year-old does not wail like a neonate. Henry should be walking by now.

carol
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carol

Nice to see these two back together again.Did you notice the number on her apartment? ,it was 227.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Mama sure gave as good as she got from her mouthy daughter.It proves that Ms. Gibbs still has what it takes to hold her own in any scene, God Bless her.

carol
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carol

She certainlyis good

Momo
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Momo

She’s awesome!

Moto62
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Moto62

“Reron”
as he’s called does it again! Revisionist history at its best. I’m sick of his ridiculous storylines.
Marilyn McCoo deserves better than this. It’s a travesty.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Yep; and to top it off that means Abe’s not Lani’s father and Theo isn’t her brother! Ugh; and I cannot stand Chanel regardless of which actress played/is playing her.

Momo
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Momo

I wondered if Paulina were really Lani’s mother, but then I figured that Abe would remember sleeping with her years ago and I didn’t think they had. I’m looking forward to Marla and Jackee scenes!

AJ
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AJ

Mr Abe had women all over town! He was a TRUE playa lol

Momo
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Momo

But I didn’t think he slept with Paulina until now! They never mentioned any past rendezvous.

VioletLemm
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VioletLemm

AJ
Watched the episode on Utube when Hope and Bo got married. Abe was the best man. He was one good looking young man. Of course he still is but I don’t remember him from that time.

Celia
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Celia

Abe isn’t Lani’s father, I don’t think—from the conversation between Paulina and her mother, that was the implication.—-unless I misunderstood the gist of it.

Aside—Watching JAWS 2, right now—I never knew Joseph Mascolo ( Stefano) was in this movie—WOW!! I was caught off guard.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

He didn’t. The man who abused Paulina is Lani’s father; Abe now isn’t, and Theo is now not her brother!

Leslie
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Leslie

Did I miss something? Haven’t watched this but maybe 4-5 years, but did Abe say he slept with both sisters? I’m confused!

Satan
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Satan

That would have been difficult. Abe’s relationship with Tamara Price happened onscreen back in the day. We never saw her sister or any other family members in Salem at the time. So ReRon being ReRon is about to do something really stupid and now claim that somebody else is Lani’s father. Probably the cruel rich dude Paulina spoke of when she was telling her sob story to Abe after the whole “Price Town” debacle. I’ve heard that ReRon was famous for flipping paternity around when he wrote for OLTL, and of course when he wrote for GH, he tried to… Read more »

su000
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su000

I have no idea who Marla Gibbs is-
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Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

suOOO, Hi there. Marla Gibbs is a classic from years ago and mostly became known for her role as the maid to a a wealthy African-American family named the Jeffersons who suddenly made it up to the big time. She never complained about ” birthing no babies” but sure gave this family a hard time trying to make her their servent, especially Mr. Jefferson, whom she and his wife had to try continuously keeping him down to earth and the rough times she gave him were hilarious. She’s been in a lot of other things but this show, I always… Read more »

su000
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su000

Hi violet 🙂
thanks– that would be before my time or I missed it.
but- I have seen the Jefferson on metv while surfing channels..
Seems you’ll be happy to see her on your screen, again
.. enjoy 🙂
Take care be safe ..

Satan
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Satan

Yeah, 227 never aired down here in Hell, but who didn’t love Florence on The Jeffersons. She didn’t take no shit from George!

The other lis
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The other lis

As an African American I cannot begin to tell you how offensive that comment is. I’m just gonna assume u don’t know any better and leave it at that.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

The other lis,
I don’t know whose comment offended you but I can only speak for myself and I stand by my remarks which were quotes from the TV Show and another one from Gone With The Wind. Those were different times and things were not said as they are now and to tell you the truth, I don’t know how to say it in another way.

The other Lis
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The other Lis

The comment was not made by you unless you are signing in under different screen names. It was made by someone else. The entire quote has been edited – I can only guess why! I recognize that Gone with the Wind is an American classic and made valuable contributions to the film industry. I also recognize it was a different time and different era and do not wish to see it banned. But in this 21st century the idea of comparing any African American to the happy, smiling, screeching, empty headed slaves in that movie is as offensive to us… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Violet, I took what you said as a compliment to the Florence character not being a stereotype, as Prissy was in GONE WITH THE WIND. I myself have big issues with the constant attacks on GWTW. It’s a picture of a time, not an endorsement for the inhumanity of slavery. The Ashley Wilkes character even expresses guilt over ever keeping slaves, even though he didn’t allow corporal punishment of them. Same with HUCKLEBERRY FINN. You can’t change history by erasing it.

The other Lis
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The other Lis

I specifically said Violet did not write the post that offended me and that I did not wish to see the movie banned or erased. But if you think the book or the movie is not a tacit endorsement of slavery you are misguided. The Ashley character you praise is not somehow noble because he doesn’t allow his slaves to be beaten (whipped) for trying to escape for their freedom or was derelict in his opinion in their duties. Ashley is also a member of the Klan. DEFEND THAT! So who is trying to erase history?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

As I said, it’s a picture of a time. Granted, a shameful time but historical nonetheless. I like the book and the movie as works of art. I don’t rely on media to form my opinions.

Momo
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Momo

Google her child!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

So most likely Lani’s father will turn out to be the dirtbag Paulina spoke of, leaving me to wonder if Lani doesn’t forgive Paulina, what will upset her the most,Abe not being her real dad or Paulina being her real mother?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I’ve read bits and pieces implying that Paulina may have cooked up a little pasta with Stefano Di Mera. What could this mean for Johnny and Chanel?

Momo
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Momo

The actress who played Lexie wanted to leave. I guess they could have recast, but decided not to.

AJ
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AJ

OMG!! I remember Ms. Marla Gibbs playing “Aunt Irma” on ‘Passions’. This is going to be a serious role but really to see a TV-14 version of “mrs Mary Jenkins” getting on “ms saaaaaandra clark”!

Christine Bailey
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Christine Bailey

Who is Lani’s father then? This is really going to mess her up.

Momo
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Momo

Ray, Paulina’s past bf who was abusive. Yes, this will destroy Lani and Abe, but why did Tamara tell Abe Lani was his daughter if he wasn’t? Of course, at the time he was. 😀

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I bet Chanel will talk her mother into financing Johnny’s movie venture. I was dissappointed at Tony and Anna backing out of the deal due to E.J’s influence.

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Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it, let’s just say, not your typical Turkey Day episode in Salem.  It also moved the story along with MarDevil being exposed!

At Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) Thanksgiving, Doug (Bill Hayes) shouts that Marlena (Deidre Hall) is the devil. However, Marlena still insists that Doug is delusional and needs to be locked back up.  It is then that Julie stands by her husband.  Julie is on to Marlena and wonders if she should call “Marlena,” who she truly is at the moment, “Satan”.

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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle (Martha Madison) also believe something is terribly wrong.  Marlena tells them this is ridiculous, but Belle wants to hear what else Doug has to say.  Then, Shawn handcuffs Marlena to take her down to the station for questioning.  Julie doesn’t believe for one second that handcuffs will restrain the devil, and she was right! MarDevil breaks the cuffs and flings Shawn across the Thanksgiving dinner table complete with food-a-flying, leaving him unconscious.

Now with yellow eyes and lights flickering, MarDevil goes after Doug and Julie, but Julie stops Satan in his tracks professing “Not today, Satan!” Just then, MarDevil grabs a knife and in a counter move, Julie holds out her rosary saying love is the power and that the God of love is stronger than the devil! Julie defiantly tells MarDevil that the truth is out and Satan’s reign of terror is over! But MarDevil turns the tables and sneers, “It will never be over!”

It was in these scenes opposite Deidre Hall, that Susan Seaforth Hayes shined as she has done for decades given the material, as Julie went the toe-to-toe with the devil and Susan made us believe that love can win out over everything, especially the love of Doug and Julie.

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In another touching moment in the episode, Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) tells EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) from her hospital bed, how she used herself as a human sacrifice for the devil to keep John alive and to protect her son.  An emotional EJ can’t believe that Susan was willing to die for him. However, Susan explains that a mother always protects their child and she would do it all over again when faced with that decision.  Haiduk and Feurriegel also delivered in these scenes.

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With John (Drake Hogestyn) freed by Anna (Leann Hunley) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis), he eventually makes his way into the Horton house to confront MarDevil, but Satan is gone.  Instead, John finds Shawn with Doug and Julie and they inform him that MarDevil had left to fulfill her true purpose.  Just then, Marlena arrives at Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal). We fade to black.

Now below, check out Susan Seaforth Hayes in a scene from Friday’s episode as Julie fends off the devil.

Then, let us know, what did you think of Susan’s performance? What do you think MarDevil will do next to Ben and Ciara and “their” baby? Did you enjoy the Susan and EJ scenes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) Days of our Lives Extended Winter Preview Promo

As has been tradition, NBC has dropped their extended bombshell-filled Days of our Lives winter preview for everyone following the annual Day of Days event.

DAYS fan know that on Monday, the second annual virtual edition of the fan fest had its premiere and streamed here, and with it, came this promo of what’s to come in Salem through the holidays and into the new year.

Look for: a shocking return from Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) that fits perfectly into the MarDevil  (Deidre Hall) repossession storyline and you’ll see why, Brady (Eric Martsolf) being seemingly arrested for the murder of Phillip Kiriakis (Jay Johnson), and Ava (Tamara Braun) becoming unhinged, and Sami (Alison Sweeney ) walks in on EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) between the sheets!

Meanwhile, the annual Horton family Christmas has taken a devilish turn, and Eileen Davidson appears some more as the OG Kristen delivered by Satan.

Check out the preview below. Then let us know which story are you most excited to see via the comment secton.

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Well, the streaming platform announced on Monday the full cast for its upcoming, Days of our Lives: A Very Special Christmas.

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The actors and characters (that we know of thus far ) who will be part of the special are: Deidre Hall (Marlena), Alison Sweeney (Sami), Eileen Davidson (Kristen), Jackée Harry (Paulina), Drake Hogestyn (John), Camila Banus (Gabi), Chandler Massey (Will), Ari Zucker (Nicole), Raven Bowens (Chanel), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Billy Flynn (Chad), Paul Telfer (Xander), Lindsay Arnold (Allie), Lucas Adams (Tripp), Carson Boatman (Johnny), Greg Rikaart (Leo), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Blake Berris (Nick).

However, look for plenty of twists and turns in the story as only the DAYS writing team can deliver.

Days of our Lives: A Very Special Christmas streams beginning on December 16th.

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