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Next Week On DAYS: EJ and Abigail Have Sex? Watch the Promo!

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It looks to be a very dark week for EJami fans when friends and former enemies EJ DiMera (James Scott) and Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi) seemingly hit the sheets in this brand new promo from NBC for next week’s drama on Days of our Lives!  

The promo tag line says, “They’ve become friends … and then some … but no one saw this coming!”  However, it seemed apparent from Kate Mansi’s recent press interviews at Day of DAYS this past November that something from Abigail’s past would be revisited, now we know that it turns out to be none other than EJ!

While Sami (Alison Sweeney) and EJ are having some marital woes over Sami’s part in Nick’s (Blake Berris) “murder” and the cover-up, and the recent mess and fallout from Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen’s (Eileen Davidson) marriage and EJ not revealing what he knew of his sister’s plot to Sami,  the couple has seem to be on some shaky ground!

Watch the new DAYS promo after the jump!  What are your thoughts on EJ and Abby having sex?  Do you think the promo is just a big tease … or do they actually do the deed?  And, do you think James Scott and Kate Mansi have on-screen palpable chemistry with each other?  Weigh-in!

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Jared
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Jared

I think I saw it coming the other day when EJ approached Abby in the town square. Abby’s reaction when she turned around oozed chemistry. I love that DAYS pushes the envelope on the taboo.

Shirley Strickler
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Shirley Strickler

I love it to!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

“…I love that DAYS pushes the envelope”

and that’s all it is… simply forging ahead with intrigue

excitement, daring, interludes betwixt fact, fiction, love in the afternoon with layers of must have

Sophia
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Sophia

Loving this, I was an ejami fan…..no more Sami big mouth….old and tired

Toni
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Toni

Yes! Saw it coming ever since EJ and Abby connected over her fathers book. She’s been wanting to get her hands on an older guys for some time now, remember Austin. Lol

Mel
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Mel

I didn’t see it coming but holy do they ever have chemistry. I was pleasantly surprised. I actually had to rewind and watch it about 4 times. EJ has chemistry with Sami too but its getting old with all this fighting lately. All I can say is I think his character is amazing. The day I watched him on his knees crying while begging Stefano for Sami’s freedom I thought this guy deserves an Emmy. Amazing performances and great chemistry. He has become one of my favorite characters.

Deborah
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Deborah

I totally agree with you and the Emmy. James Scott is totally awesome!!

Christine
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Christine

Love it! Haven’t had any real hot chemistry in a while!

Lily
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Lily

I’m impressed Days is going there with Ej and Abby and keeping the show unpredictable and exciting! I do think Ej and Abby have had some sexy undercurrents. I can’t wait to watch not only this scene but what happens next as a result! This is just what Days needs to keep viewers on their toes because I can guarantee watching this, no one is going to complain the show is languishing.

Omar
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Omar

I agree..Hands down DOOL is the best soap in the air, AND that is not easy for me to say since I love GH..I been a fan since after the Summer Olympics of 2012, and it just gets better and better…Gary Tomlin is so talented and legendary..Everywhere he goes, he turns the shows around, OLTL anyone? Christopher Whitesell needs to be given credit too, great job!..I like this new storyline..Kind of shaking things up..This show right now is using the simple and old school elements of story telling!! A1

Patrick
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Patrick

Days! since their emmy win for best show, year 2012! has steered, ALL cylinders, on track, full STEAMy ahead!

on board… Salem’ites

Days most certainly is not – languishing- but persevering… in a league and class all it’s own

love the acting, writing, and direction.

Shirley Strickler
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Shirley Strickler

I love your comments,agree with you 100%

Ali
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Ali

I agree completely! You said it so much better than I could!

Michelle
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Michelle

It made me throw up a little in my mouth. And really, they’re friends? Seriously? Not only do I think EJ wouldn’t do this to Chad, I DEFINITELY don’t think he’d do it to Sami. I mean he’s engaged to the love of his life. He’s finally got a chance to have everything he ever wanted (his family) and he’s potentially screwing it up with this dimwit? Anywho, hopefully, it’s just a kiss. Now lets get back to EJAMI and put this crap behind us.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

DAYS must never make EJ and Sami happy! This is great!!!

Omar
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Omar

I so agree…I really don’t see any chemistry between these two characters, sorry!..I like her scenes with the character of Lucas and see lots of chemistry there.

Teryle
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Teryle

Hey Omar… Lucas is Jennifers, Abigails’ moms, little brother. Therefore Lucas is Abigails’ Uncle…So an Abigail and Lucas pairing would never happen.

I don’t know what to think of EJ and Abigail hooking up though…, I guess we shall see…

PButtafly
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PButtafly

AGREED!!

Avekina from Santorini Greece
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Avekina from Santorini Greece

Im actually disgusted. I can’t believe that EJ would cheat on Sami. I am a diehard Ejami fan but honestly this is the nail in the coffin. Sami will never forgive him and I don’t blame her. He lied to her and she was upset. He is still lying and she has every right to still be upset. I’m so bored with the entire show that I just read spoilers now. The show has gone around in circles and I think EJ will only kiss Abigail to distract her from speaking to Hope. I hope Sami finds someone that is… Read more »

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

Sorry name is Avelina. Lol

SZima
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SZima

Another disgusting “affair” for Abby. Did she learn nothing from her dalliance with Austin? :angry:
EJami are having enough “conflict” in their relationship already…they do NOT need any more! This is a gag-worthy turn of events if it actually happens!

Patrick
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Patrick

I thought.. Ms. Abbs tryst with Austin… was a marvel

it was comedic… because of Patrick Muldoon… and it was his acting… that showcased how delightful it was to get to know… Kate Mansi… and now… with EJ… this is womanhood passion… and i’m going their

the fallout and history in the making… for these two… and we never discount Sammi… and we go along for the ride

Rodd
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Rodd

I agree with Michelle. It just seems totally out of character.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree it is out of character for EJ. I’m not liking it.

Bertha
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Bertha

I agree with you. Abigail needs to whine up pregnant now by Chad by the way is he coming back! What does she do anyway never see her working or going to school.

GG
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GG

I totally agree with Michelle – EJ and Sami together and he would never hurt her and his brother Chad. I think it was a stupid lonely momentary lapse – hopefully this stupid thing wont come out and screw up S and E – I so want to see their wedding…they are so good together!

Lisabyg
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Lisabyg

If ej and Abby sleep together I will not watch show anymore . EJ loves Sammi.

Holly T
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Holly T

I have watched days for 20 years and i am done!

Sb
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Sb

You took the thoughts out of my head!

24 yearsafan
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24 yearsafan

Agreed

JMoore
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JMoore

I agree. I pray this is only a dream.

alexus
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alexus

I completely agree this was a disgusting scene in my opinion how can ej do that to the love of his life even though they’ve had many downs. And for Abagail to sleep w the brother of the man that took her virginity. Pretty gross. Hoping Ej ends this fake love affair and ends w Sami and live happily ever after.

Tami
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Tami

They ( EJ and Abbi ) will do it again, I am sure of it. I do not know where this is headed but it’s no good. This started out as almost a lark for EJ . The ploy to shut Abbi up took the path of no return. I believe the writers are trying to draw something out of Abbi which she does not inherently possess…..that is, female magnetism. She is no vixen. Sami will not take this sitting down…God help those going up against a woman scorned. Sami finding out is inevitable and more fool she if she… Read more »

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Back in the day (of soap opera days gone by – no Days pun intended), this type of story would have resulted in Abigail getting pregnant. Who couldn’t see this hot romance comong? All of the signs were there, with EJ and Abigail bonding over talks about her father…AND…Sami kicking EJ out of her romantic life! This is a no-brainer – unless the writers have an unexpected twist. (Yes, I went there!)

Donna
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Donna

No! No! No! Not only is it sickening but here we go again with an EJ and Sami betrayal. Don’t tell me – Sami will go back to Rafe or Lucas – same ‘ole, same ‘ole recycle every two to three years. Additionally, another recycle of Abigail’s attraction to a man in a supposedly committed relationship much the same as she did with Carrie’s husband. Would absolutely LOVE to see a Hope/Rafe hookup. Would at last be a decent couple in the mix who are younger, established, sharp, yet intriguing. These two are perfect for one another. I like Daniel… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

the one thing… I can say… counter, if you will… DAYS and soaps in general… may have to regurge… but… DAYs .. cast is so thorough… that all the generations… are so adept at mixing in and mingling…. that… it’s up to the writers… to gell… and bond these characters GH… goes for shock to the system.. if you will.. with the bait and hook… mode… and it’s apparent… they have to…. whereas… DAYS cohesive mix… job done.. by the superb acting troupe that DAYS brings… to the canvas… is much more natural. I loved your quip about Victor… LOL…… Read more »

Tami
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Tami

I don’t think Sweeney (Sami) is renewing her contract… I suppose this is the reason for this turn , or twist, of events.

Anna
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Anna

Eew! Not only this is OOC for fair Abigail but I mean, ” EJ, c’mon!?”. This the girl your little bro, who looks up to you, loves. Abigail is Will and Ally’s cousin for crying out loud, kinda Johnny and Sydney’s step-cousin?. This is disgusting on so many levels. So Sami banned you from her bed? Big deal! You lied to her, are betraying her trust just like you’re betraying Chad’s, all for Kristen who wouldn’t think twice before selling you down the river. EJ’s so self-destructive. He doesn’t know how to be and remain happy. Of all the women… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

T

T sparkles…. his eyes are afire with tease, catch your breath… and reel something…

quick

cause… let him charm you… let him dalliance… so what.. he’s cute, love when he smiles… and plays you back

Maggie
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Maggie

Anna, I assume you are being facetious with the T comment, but it did make me laugh. 🙂 ICAM about EJ and Abby – the whole thing is disgusting for all the reasons you’ve given. Both characters end up trashed by this pairing, and no one will ever be able to look at Abby again without thinking she’s the show’s first bore wh*re. And EJ’s going to give up 7 years of unyielding devotion to his Samantha for this little twit? Please! Days may have jumped the shark.

Holly T
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Holly T

I totally agree. This was so wrong, Im done watching. Been a fan for 20 years and this was the worst pairing they could have come up with!

Lillian
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Lillian

AGREED! Yuck!

I am so done with EJ ….. jerk!

Shirley Strickler
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Shirley Strickler

Great chemistry between EJ and Abigail, gee’s (can’t he have Sami & Abigail)LOL!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

OH.. there is so much to where do we go from here….

this is LUST – one of the seven deadly sins! ?

who cares… it’s walk on egg shells… don’t question the feeling…

but betrayal is a predicament… i don’t dare tread… but…

just on Serial

whew! love the treats DAYS culls

Mary SF
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Mary SF

No one saw this coming? jimh(leave it to beaver) did– he predicted this weeks ago, maybe even further back, I don’t recall exactly when, but he called it, way to go jimh.

Patrick
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Patrick

if he’s right about… anne… being the daugter of susan martin? i think he said…

well.. he’s batting over 500

and that’s saying something

love this canvas

PButtafly
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PButtafly

I am so very disappointed in this union. I have been watching Days for 37 years and I am truly upset. Sami and EJ belong together. why do soaps not show that couples can last!!!! I may stop watching if EJ and abby get together. It will be tough, but i think the writers got this one way wrong.

Patrick
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Patrick

i simply have to put out there…

in relation.. to this… compared to say… GH and Y&R… they are walking the plank… and damning themselves to rock bottom

DAYS – with pick and choose with superlative Cast….

simply writes and goes there… and it’s a feast for the mindset who dare

Tami
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Tami

Huh?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I simply must put out there…..Patrick why do you persist in writing in code? I get what you say, but can you say it for the layman? I go cross-eyed each time I try to decipher what you right. By the by, I do appreciate your style of writing, but this is not the place for it. Trust me , it falls on deaf ears, as it were.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Write….not right…lol

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I have not been this excited in a while! They would be a hot couple! I hate EJami!

Patrick
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Patrick

someone… said it perfectly… Sammi… is more DiMera than holier than thou Brady… stalwart and family loyalty is one thing… but she goes over and beyond… why? seeing her screech and lament how she and her family would never align and would fight the DiMera’s for all their worth… well.. get with the program Sammi… you meet him 1/2 way… thee man EJ… and he wouldn’t have to meander wouldn’ it have been a nice change… had she simply stood by her man… Stefano included… had they married… this would have been her family… she’s living in the manse… to… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

I agree, this is the most excitement I’ve seen in a long time. Sami doesn’t deserve to be with anyone. I really like the spark between E J and Abby and believe this will be an exciting change for the show. Now Abby needs to get pregnant!!

Chloe
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Chloe

I’ve never seen much to the character of Abby. She’s the annoying daughter of Jenn, who’s become full of herself & one of the most self-righteous people on the show. Abby’s a bore, whether she’s lying & obsessing over a married man [Austin] or diddling between two guys that she can’t make up her mind about. What in the world would a man like EJ see in a twit like that? If Corday & the writers rip apart EJami, they can pretty much kiss the show goodbye. The sizzle of EJami is what drives the ratings up. Break them up… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I digress… somewhat

I think you’re confusing… Ms Abbs for Jennifer

Jenn… gets so haggie maggied out… and deer with headlights scares her

I love the energy with Abbi and JJ… dang… thank her lucky stars… Melissa Reeves OWES her stifling career to her onscreen children

it’s the dynamics between brother and sister… that deserve to be reeled

Love what JJ and Abbs contribute

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Please enumerate, Patrick…what do these siblings contribute?

Lillian
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Lillian

Yes…I agree… I am done with this show

Tami
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Tami

Could not have said it better myself…thank you, Chloe

Michael
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Michael

Guess I was way off. I would have bet they were gearing Abby up for lesbian romance with the mysterious Jordan. Thought I saw lots of hints in that direction.

Patrick
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Patrick

Jordan… is a FUN mystery to behold

despite her lack of mixing in yet… with full on cast… she’s not lacking in the wonderment … where’s she headed… she’s tantalizing and loaded.

think back to her show on AMC.. I could just watch her… to and fro… she reels magnetic

Patrick
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Patrick

hey… if I have to throw in Rafe’alicious… then so be it

this burgeoning… romance… be it Kate or Jordan…I accept

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I wish…

Tsuds
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Tsuds

I am thinking I am liking it..

bettyrj
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bettyrj

It makes me sick that after 7 years of waiting and watching, hoping that our favorite couple will be together, that the writers do something so stupid as to have EJ cheat on Sami just to keep Abigail quiet about the text from Nick? Lots of angst for EJami and the tons of fans who want them to finally be together after Sami’s realization and admitting her feelings for EJ last January. Who would have thought one year later after her incarceration for Joe Bernardi’s murder and EJ giving up everything for her; the amazing love letters to each other… Read more »

Tsuds
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Tsuds

35 Years of watching Days here…. I remember the first day that Sami showed up in Salem.. I am glad that the current writers know her history and respect that. Sami is the Susan Lucci of today… except Sami is known for bad weddings and weddings that don’t happen.. I was really happy with the dialogue between Sami and EJ on Friday’s episode..

I will be disappointed the day that SAMI does get married……. She is not meant to be married in soap life…

Bravo Days Writers… Bravo!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree, Tsuds, 100%

Patrick
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Patrick

Sammi is the catalyst for so much that drives DOOL and in Salem

no wonder.. it was Alison Sweeney… in the trying times of keeping days afloat

their is no reason to tame.. tie down… render her figured out…

Sammi being Sammi… just is

Gina
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Gina

Definetely puts a little wrench in EJami!! I love that they are doing this. It’ll be great to see EJ doing something other than hold Sami’s purse.

Red
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Red

I don’t think they will hit the sheets. I was grossed out by watching this. They have no chemistry, even the liittle picture shown above shows how awkward it looks

Patrick
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Patrick

I would…. get a little tired.. of Sammi.. pedestalling.. her family and virtue…

the focus.. should.. and always will remain.. within the confines of the relationship…

anything.. else.. be it family or otherwise.. is “secondary”

———–

James Scott is reeling SEXY… charisma… through the roof tantalization.. with Ms. Abbs

and there we have it…

let’s give Abbs… a show

counter with… a DiMera and male trait that reels libidinous appetite

this is replete with intrigue and muster for Abbs to showcase… along with through the roof intrigue

love in the afternoon

i’m invited

jaybird369
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jaybird369

HELL TO THE YEAH…James Scott is a HELLUVA SEXY-ASS DUDE…HOLLA!!!!!

Lynn
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Lynn

I love this pairing….the hottest thing on Days that I’ve seen in a while…rekindling my waning interest!

joy
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joy

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please don’t let this happen!!!Sammy and EJ are meant to be together!!! Abby and EJ together is SICK!!

Libby
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Libby

This will keep viewers on hit toes. Folks will be tuning in on Monday. I hope this does not go all the way. I want EJ and Sami to reunite and marry happily no later than Fall 2014. I dont think this is long arc. Just a final complication before they finally commit. I have been counting on a grand EJ and Sami wedding. This arc was leaked back in 2012 as a possibility. It has just taken time to bring it to screen. There has been so many stubborn, secrets it will just all manifest into a giant ball… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

There has been so many stubborn, secrets it will just all manifest into a giant ball of lies that EJ and Sami will have address together because there love is indestructible. this is perfect you have two characters.. who are driven, fiercely loyal… to their respective families… and boy… do these two reel a passion… unlike… I render these two in the same context as say: who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf… imagine… Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton EJ and Sami reel… dark, mystery, layers, immaturity, (business minds aside) they are electric… reminiscent of days of ole… as they create a… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

This is gross, wrong, and ew. WHY is this show seemingly incapable of writing a viable, age appropriate storyline for a young performer wih the caliber, appeal, and star quality of Kate Mansi? They trashed her character a couple years ago by having her go psycho after twice her age Austin. Then they crammed her into a nowhere nonexistent triangle with Chad and Cameron. Now they are putting her into EJ’s orbit? DAYS used to be the go to show for awesome supercouples that you rooted for to be together. Now they go for shock value and scandal. EJ, despite… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

Exactly. You’ve covered it all.

It’s disgusting, and Days is counting on that disgust to reel in more viewers.

Hope it backfires for them.

KiraT
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KiraT

I agree 100%. I’m really disturbed right now. As much as I love EJ – this is just all wrong. Please if anyone is reading this – change this storyline!

Leandra
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Leandra

WOW WOW WOW, did not see this coming, if Sami finds out the fireworks will be AWESOME! It seems a little bit wrong, but at the same time I am intrigued as to where the writers are going to go with it – Days you have me hooked!!

Patrick
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Patrick

if you are captivated…

EJ with Sami
EJ with Abbs

then so be it… it’s done

wallah… enjoy the feast and bargain nothing… layers will unfold

a disheveled mess will ensue and let the drama begin

WHY
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WHY

EJ would NEVER do this to Sami. She is and has always been the one love of his life. Days writers have done some really crappy things to us EJami fans over the years, but this will be the absolute worst. And it makes no sense because of two things: 1 Like I said already, EJ would never do this to Sami and he would sure in the hell never put another woman before her. 2 Abby dumped Chad. She knows that Chad had a good heart in general, and she knows that EJ is WAY worse than Chad when… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…They both have a lot more invested in each other this time around,” it would seem this way… wouldn’t it? however… I still grandstand… if I was EJ… i’d be more than a little put off.. by Sami’ it’s my way or the highway… fierce loyalty is one thing… but taking for granted.. that your life partner… will look the other way… and concede he’s so in love with… consumed with… Sami… that it’s all he can do.. but shake her up an affair won’t bode well… or sit well with either of them… EJ has certainly been put out…… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

Patrick, you conveniently forget that EJ set this in motion with his fierce loyalty to his family i.e. Kristen, so you can’t call Sami out on it when EJ is doing the same to the same degree. I get you’re into this happening because it creates what you consider to be good soapy drama, and it satisfies your need to have Sami punished for whatever ills you harbor against the character. The problem with this storyline is that its very foundation defies the character tenet Days created for EJ seven years ago – that his loyalty to Sami superseded any… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

No… No… No…

sammyk
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sammyk

This is one of the greatest moves ever on Days. I have been watching Days from the very start and I am so so happy for this storyline. The chemistry between those two actors is one of the best I’ve seen on this show. The original chemistry between EJ and Sami has been gone for a long time. It was good at first, but now it is gone Their scenes with each other seem extremely forced. Good writing, Days! Looking forward to Monday’s show.

Patrick
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Patrick

Their scenes with each other seem extremely forced.

I don’t see this … yet…. more repetitive… and this avenue will shake things up… for a lot more than just Sammi and EJ

a vested interest will stir, heat, and desire

isn’t this better than Daniel and Jenn

Liz
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Liz

Considering how Sami has treated EJ in the last month or so i am not surprise. The EJAMi fight is getting old and I am open the possibility for EJ to move on from Sami or Nicole. Time for him to experience a new kind of love. I love EJAIL/EJABBY already!

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Time for him to experience a new kind of love.”

Kate Mansi has the acting chops to heat things up… maneuver… EJ and Abbs motivations

it’s not like she’s pigeonholed… Jezebel, Lolita, or Mary ingalls wilder.. for that matter

sammyk
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sammyk

This is terrifitc–bringing together a Horton and a DiMeara is way, way better than a Brady/DiMeara matchup. Who would’ve thunk it? Certainly not this viewer. Bring it on!

Patrick
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Patrick

hey… doesn’t it remind you of Jennifer and Peter Blake…

Man… he was the bomb!

talk about frustration, direction, and let the chips fall where they may

LOL

muster i’m in – tantalizing and upheaval

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I mentioned this would happened when i read somewhere that Abigail has an afair with someone that catches viewers off guard…cant wait for the reaction of Jen and especially Sami if and when they find out…i was originally hoping for an Abigail/Danial pairing during his split from Jen…this would have been a nice reworking of the Julie/Doug/Addie triangle from the 1970s but maybe an Abigail/E.J/Sami triangle will be just as good!!!

Robert
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Robert

I am sorry but I think Abby is seriously damaged! She has this dark desire for the wrong men. if Jennifer ever finds out about her and E.J. it may cause her to have a massive breakdown, considering what she just went thru with J.J.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I think it will end badly and Abby will be racing to the abbey!!! Her Great Aunt Marie was a nun.

Patrick
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Patrick

theres nothing wrong with that dark desire for the wrong – macabre

Abbs is out of the golden circle… she’s steering her will and we’ll throw in hopefully she won’t totally abandon everything

LOL @4

she’ll race to the abbey

Tami
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Tami

Macabre, Patrick? This is not a melodrama…where’s the blood? We are not talking about the dark side here. And, yes, people cheat all the time…we are human. The problem I have is cheating with Abbi, a holier-than-thou hypocrite. And, please stop trying to emulate Poe…what are you talking about? Gibberish.

GeneBrady
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GeneBrady

I am hoping that this is either A). a daydream of Abby’s. or B). happens after Sami rejects EJ’s ultimatum and breaks off their relationship. Because if this EJ/Abby thing happens while Ej is still engaged to Sami I WILL NOT continue to be an EJami fan. I WILL, in fact, begin rooting for Sami to kill both Ej and Abigail ~ literally. And I will give a big F You to Days of Our Lives.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

What does not kill them will make them stronger, so please don’t kill them!

Patrick
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Patrick

I hope this escalates fire surcharge and come uppance…

Sammi needs to know things… her pedestal – her penchant for immature… is lacking keep the power… EJ reels

Lew S
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Lew S

Where did that come from? EJ was just trying to get Sami to forgive and marry him and Abby was dealing with Chad and Cameron? Strange!!!!

boes
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boes

I’d rather see EJ have sex with Kate – she’s, at least, less of an annoying, interfering hypocrite than Abigail is. Salem treating her (and that horror of a mother of hers) like plaster saints is completely mystifying. She rags on everyone, thinks she’s better than everyone, butts in where she’s not wanted, tattles on everyone, and is for me the most annoying character in town. Even worse than her mother and that’s saying something. Poor EJ! He’s no match for the Elvira Gulch of Salem! What she did to Austin will seem like child’s play after she’s done with… Read more »

Ali
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Ali

Kate and James have amazing chemistry. I have been intrigued by their scenes for weeks now. I am a little surprised at how quickly it came about and am very curious as to where this all goes…

Patrick
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Patrick

are they at the Horton Cabin…

where Jenn and Daniel consummated their dalliance… that quickly deadened faster than paint on the wall…

deb
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deb

At least EJ did not shoot Sami in the head before he headed to have sex with Abby. If EJ can forgave Sami for trying to kill him and not even taking a breath before she sexed up Rafe she can forgive this; or she can go take a few seats. I like the idea of Abby and EJ hooking up. It looks hot.

Mo
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Mo

I don’t think they’re friends. And I hate that Days is going here with them. WHY?????!!!!!!

untilwemeetagain
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untilwemeetagain

Disgusted, disappointed, bewildered and pissed off is how I feel about this. First off Abby is boring as wallpaper. In fact, I think I might actually find something more interesting about wallpaper than this girl. Secondly, Abby had chemistry with someone, and yes, it’s Jen’s ex, but it’s the truth. Nice trying to throw us off MF with that move or rather not so nice. Santa would be bringing you a lump of coal for that. 😛 Third, they aren’t FRIENDS. I speak to someone five times in the span of a year, and now they’re MY FRIEND? That’s up… Read more »

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

I loved the original Abby. She was great and now she is on Pretty Little Liars. I agree with your whole comment. Kate Mansi seems like a nice person but does not have the acting ability to pull this off and frankly I am appalled that Days would go there just to give her a story.

Leandra
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Leandra

I don’t agree with that, I think she has the acting chops to pull it off, interviews have been done with the cast who have said that she is a very good actress and brings her A game every time she is on set, I am intrigued as to how this all pans out – I think she has the goods to pull this off!

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

I’ve never heard of those interviews. That is just my opinion that she can’t pull it off and your entitled to yours. However I am only now wanting ow Sami and Jennifer to find out regardless of how bad the acting will be. There will be fireworks for sure.

denisefan
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denisefan

OMG… this is completley unexpected… and hot! So glad that EJ now has a partner who can make his chemistry volatile!

Patrick
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Patrick

wow! through the roof undercurrents

belie how hot this could all be

for ALL concerned…

steamed out

Anne
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Anne

Twists like this are why Days will never be my favorite, though I love the actors. I don’t like any storyline done just to shock or shake up things. Cheap and manipulative. This isn’t a choice either character would make. This reminds me of the Will – Gabi hookup, which they didn’t even attempt to explain. Just a device to have the gay guy father a child with former girlfriend. II know it’s a soap, but there has to be some emotional truth to the characters’ actions, no matter how over the top they may be.

Patrick
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Patrick

If I was Abbs and graduated the golden circle…

and my agenda was take no prisoners… with no baggage…

then have at it Abbs

playa your self and render absolute certainty your being

his choice

Linda
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Linda

I hate this. I’ve been watching Days for 36 years and if EJ and Abby get together I may just stop. EJ and Sami chemistry is the reason I continue to watch. Abby is too young and inexperienced. Ugh

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Oh, I think you’ll eat it up!

Sophia
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Sophia

Really Sami is torturing E.J. He deserves better.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

But it is Sami who drove him to do this. No matter how much EJ sacrifices for her she always pushes him away and belittles him. He has apologized to her countless times but she will not trust him. Trust, the foundation of a relationship. But can you blame her? He has done such horrible things to Sami. And she to him. But besides that, I just want EJ with someone who makes him happy and treats him right. Sami has never done that and you can tell now that EJ is pissed and even blackmailing her to marry him.… Read more »

Sophia
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Sophia

Thank u!

Patrick
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Patrick

if you know… unequivocally… that LOVE circles your being… permeates your being together…

then.. you have it all.

trust … is a trait that for Sammi doesn’t come easy… and I’ll give her that. EJ who by all accounts.. under the guise and tutelage… of Stefano… and yet a mindset he doesn’t struggle with? is he weakened by nefarious tease and dispirited.. and the woman be damned?

this all adds to the ensuing plug for the fall out

janie
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janie

I am so disappointed in this . Abby is so immature for EJ. What has the writers done this time. So disgusted with this. Why can’t you write an actual love story of ejami . There chemistry together is awesome. Would love to see a huge wonderful wedding and time with there kids. Why can’t we have nice and not ugly for once. Hopefully is is just a kiss! And he stops it before it goes to far. So Sad the writers cannot see this.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Immature? What do you call Sami, then? She fought with an 8 year-old over a backpack!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Are you alright?

Sophia
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Sophia

Wonderful twist, I have been so bored with Sami yelling at E.J. And playing the high and mighty queen. I love this trist with Abby. Chemistry is HOT HOT HOT. I will always love ejami but really I’m so sick of what she does to E.J. I want him to have real love and he will never have that with Sami. She is a selfish brat!

Sandra
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Sandra

Can we say character assassination? EJ’s character would never do this. It’s poorly written and so contrived. It’s what I like to call lazy writing. They have zero chemistry and I sorry but Kate Mansi is not a good actress. She can’t hold a candle to James Scott or Alison Sweeney. Hopefully it’s an Abigail fantasy because it just makes no sense and frankly feel a little bit like EJ would be a Chester molester since she’s like basically a kid and he’s a grown ass man. People who think this is hot are basically former Lumi, safe or Ejole… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

You are the loser for not respecting people’s different opinions. EJami are not hot. Everyday they tell at each other and have animal sex. It is BORING! Even EJami fans/former fans here are saying this!

Sandra
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Sandra

If you don’t like it don’t eat it! I say whatever I want! Ejami has the largest fan base even Ken Corday said it. Besides even the General Audience thinks this sucks. Days is so scared of losing the Ejami fan base they tried putting out a damage control interview out yesterday at 2pm! They tape three months in advance and apparently thought we’d enjoy this sick twist but they were wrong and now they are crapping in their pants.

dan
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dan

This is so Gross! Her character is boring and annoying!! Gross, Gross, Gross!!!

Jen
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Jen

He just said he loves her so much he can’t see straight and now he’s Kissing Abby? I love EJ and how he strong and stern with everyone else but how Sammi gets straight to his heart. Can’t stand that the writers even have him kissing Abby. Hope it’s just a kiss to distract her from talking to Hope. 🙁

Maggie
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Maggie

Days may have jumped the shark with this move. Too many things that draw me to Days are being sacrificed for what appears to be nothing more than cheap thrills and shock value, not to mention something that borders on the just.plain.creepy. And that makes me terribly sad. I hate to see the show cast aside the one aspect that made me value EJ so much – his loyalty to Samantha – for a ONS with what’s essentially a child. It’s total character assassination. Am I really supposed to believe that EJ would cheat on the woman he’s worked so… Read more »

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

You are right. It is a huge gamble and I have a feeling it is not going to end well for them but who knows.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Abby is a grown woman. No need for social services. Yes she is 10 years younger than EJ which I sick but she is a senior in college, so at least 21.

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

This is probably the first time I agree with Dmitri. The fights between EJ and Sami are so boring and honestly I can’t take it anymore. I do not like EJ and Abby at all and find it disgusting but EJ drove Sami to this because he is still lying about knowing that Eric was drugged. He does stuff like is to her and he should expect that she is going to push him away. When she asked him if she should leave the mansion, he should have said yes. Then he can be free to be with Abby. They… Read more »

Leah
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Leah

I think a lot of us feel that way Maggie. After EJ got down on his knees and begged, gave up absolutely everything for Sami to get her home to him and the kids, after Samis beautiful soul baring, heartfelt love letter to EJ, Ejami should have got married. There was never a better time than that. They were so happy, so content and so in love. Why the writers chose to do what they have done since then is totally beyond me. To me there seems to be no logic to it at all. Marriage was the next natural… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

I agree, Leah. I’m still trying to figure out why they threw away 18 months of rehabbing EJ’s character and creating a couple viewers could buy into only to throw it out on a cheap ratings stunt. I hope it backfires on them big time, and I hope the people responsible for these decisions are held accountable. You don’t take something that wasn’t broken and smash it to smithereens just for a cheap ratings ploy. Still shaking my head at the magnitude of ineptitude shown by the show runners. Not sure who would ever want to watch this pervy mess.

calie
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calie

Just lost me as fan of EJ the character, and confirmed my dislike for the character of Abby, and Jennifer, since Jack died, … can’t see Sammy forgiving this … nor will I.

Tammy
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Tammy

I whole heartedly agree with you. I dislike where this story line is going and depending the outcome this week may tune out permanently. It’s so out of character for Ej, it doesnt make sense that he would cheat on his beloved Samantha. I was looking forward to a wedding but not one filled with betrayal and secrets. I adore you AS and JS but I can’t watch this SL. And with Abigail of all people, don’t see it. I don’t care for her and no storyline she’s in, even with Ej will make me want to tune in.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I hate the pairing of EJ and Abigail! I’m NOT AN ABIGAIL FAN AT ALL, let alone having DOOL pair her with EJ our favorite male character. I’ve been watching since I was 5 years old, that’s 35 years and I vow to never watch again as does everyone I know who watches if they become a love match.
Besides disliking Abigail, Sami and EJ blow any couple away.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I’m sorry but I think that (as a soap couple) EJ and Sami have clearly run their soap course. And, Sami herself has gone from a bad girl-type to a self-righteous, meddling, and hypocritical BUSYBODY. And, more and more, Sami treats poor EJ like total dirt. Lame. Character-wise, give me Abigail over Sami any day. And, besides, EJ and Abigail (chemistry-wise) LIGHT UP THE SCREEN!!!!! Let Sami go annoy someone else.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Amen!

Kimberly Porter
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Kimberly Porter

I just saw this for the first time ten mins ago onNBC. I gasped and scared my dog. Lol!!! While I’m hoping it’s just a tease. I can’t help but love them together. They are beautiful people and they look awesome!!!

Days Of Our Lives

Who is DAYS Gwen Really? What is Her Vendetta Against Abigail All About?

We have a new psycho in Salem, and she is played to perfection by Emily O’Brien who has been bringing her brand of quirky evil to the NBC soap opera as Gwen.  Soap fans, of course, remember her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless from 2006-2011.

Ron Carlivati and his DAYS writing team certainly have some tricks up their sleeve where Gwen is concerned as viewers recently found out she was behind slipping Abigail (Marci Miller) the drug months ago causing her hallucinations.

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But Gwen is even much darker than we think, when several key clues and moments were revealed on Friday’s episode of DAYS when she went to visit her conspirator in prison, Dr. Rolf (William Utay).

During the exchange, we learn Gwen has been getting the mind-altering drug from one of Dr. Rolf’s concoctions.  She reveals to him that their plan has hit the proverbial snag.  The drug did not dismantle Abigail as she had hoped.  We also learn while she was in the mental institution – Bayview – that is how she tracked Rolf down by researching the drug he had created.

And it appears, Rolf hates Abigail too, citing he always saw her as  thorn in Stefano’s side.  It is then Gwen says he wants another dose of the drug to “melt Abby’s brain!”  Rolf says without anyone else to take the fall for it, he can’t come up with it.

He suggests to her to alter her plan and to instead destroy Abigail’s life piece by piece … and go for the long game instead of the short term – take everything that is near and dear from her including her husband, children, home, everything.

But, what does come to light is that even Dr. Rolf does not know why Gwen wants to destroy Abigail.  That is when Gwen shares she has very good reason to hate Abigail, and he, along with everyone else, will find out why when the time is right.

So, what are your theories?  Who is Gwen?  Is she a character with plastic surgery?  Could she be a sister no one knew Abigail had?  A former mental patient who Abby knew when she was getting help a few years back? And what is her gripe with Abigail all about?  Comment below!

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Days Of Our Lives

Kassie DePaiva, Nathan Purdee & Taylor Purdee Talk ‘Killian & The Comeback Kids’, One Life to Live & Eve’s Reign of Terror on DAYS

It’s ‘all in the family’ + a dear friend that makes the film Killian and the Comeback Kids something that soap fans will want to see. In it, daytime veterans, Kassie DePaiva (Ex-GL, OLTL, GH and Days) and Nathan Purdee (Ex-Y&R and OLTL) are featured in the new movie directed, written and starring Nathan’s talented son, Taylor.

One Life to Live fans will get a kick out of that Kassie and Nathan play a married couple in the film.  In story, a millennial (Taylor A. Purdee) comes home to live with his parents in a depressed rural town after getting a college degree in the big city. The film illustrates the issues facing many of America’s youth today, which could not be more apropos for the times we are living with many children moving back in with their parents. However, the movie shares an uplifting message filled with original music from Taylor’s folk-rock band, The Cumberland Kids.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Kassie, Nathan and Taylor to get the inside scoop on: collaborating together on this project, revisiting Llanview with some memories and thoughts on the cancellation of the beloved soap, plus Kassie’s last turn on Days of our Lives as an unhinged Eve Donovan – a performance that just may garner attention come Daytime Emmy time next year.

This conversation was filled with candor, humor, and a parent’s love for their child. Killian and the Comeback Kid is playing in selected theatres and dates including tonight Friday, September 25th in Atlanta, and October 2nd in Chicago. For more movie info go to the film’s website here And now here’s what Kassie, Nathan and Taylor shared.

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I was really intrigued by the film. Taylor, how did you lure your dad to be in the movie?

TAYLOR:  Oh my gosh, it was the craziest negation ever.

I bet! (Laughs)

TAYLOR:  When I was a kid, Roberta, my mom, made me promise to always write him roles.  So, it was kind of obligatory.

KASSIE:  That is so funny!

TAYLOR:  It’s true.

Had you met Kassie before, or was this the first time? 

TAYLOR:  I knew Kassie from when my dad and her were doing One Life to Live together.   Five years before I was filming this movie, Nathan texted me, “Hey!  Kassie and Jim (DePaiva) are right by your dorm room.  You should go see them!”  So, catching up as an adult was so nice.  I had a non-parentally controlled grown-up hang-out with her.

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What was the journey this film, Killian and the Comeback Kids, went on as far as from the writing of it, to production, to its completion?

TAYLOR:  Well, the front half was surprisingly quick.  I think writing it through to having it finished was about 18 months, and there were about 6 months of, “how’s it going to come out,” and then, we thought we knew what was going to happen, and we were all getting ready for it to hit in movie theatres in the spring when the world ended, and that’s how we got here three years later.

Nathan, tell me about the role you play; because Kassie and you are husband and wife in the film.

NATHAN: Well, yeah, you kind of covered it! (Laughs)  I play her husband, and she plays my wife, and I appreciated the casting situation.  It’s interesting how Taylor chose Kassie because he did say that he wanted someone who was close to his mom’s personality.  I couldn’t think of anybody else other than Kassie because the only difference is Kassie is taller, but they both are such loving, caring people.  They always want to mother you and make sure you’re fed, and you’re safe, and you’re happy, and neither one of them knows the word, “no,” when it comes to the people who they’re taking care of.  I love Kassie anyway, so good for me.

KASSIE:  Yeah, they cut our love scene, and I don’t know what that’s about. (Laughs)

Kassie, what do you remember from when you first met Nathan?  You were at One Life, right?

KASSIE:  No, when I first met Nathan, we were in San Antonio, and we were doing an appearance.  I met Bobbie Eakes (Ex-Krystal, AMC and Macy, B&B) for the first time then too, but I was on The Guiding Light, and I was singing, and Nathan was there.  Nathan and I sat beside each other.  I honestly felt like I had known Nathan my entire life.  We were drinking margaritas and talking, talking, talking, talking, talking, talking.

NATHAN:  Yep!

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KASSIE:  Nathan and my husband, Jim are very good friends.  I have to say, Nathan was so lovely when I was going through my cancer journey.  He came to see me every week, sometimes twice a week when I was in the hospital, and he would come up, and he would hang out with Jim.  I will never, ever forget how lovely he was (it makes me tear up right now) to be there with support for my husband and myself as we went through that.  So, when Nathan asked me to be his wife in the film, I thought, “Well, hey, you practically live with me now, so that sounds good.”

So, Taylor, how did they do on-screen as husband and wife?

TAYLOR:  They’re fantastic.  We’ve only had one test screening, but one of the most consistent things audiences tell me is that they’re not just great together, but they each have such a quiet, brooding depth to them that you can’t help but imagine the back-story that they’re not talking about

KASSIE:  That’ll be the sequel!

TAYLOR:  Killian and the Comeback Kids 2: They Comeback Kids Comeback.

KASSIE:  They’ll come back again!

NATHAN:  Thanks for planting that seed in his head, Kassie.

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TAYLOR:  It was important for me to try to synthesize a mixed-race couple.  So, it was really great to be able to have them, not just be so great together, but there was also the issue of we had to have a little girl who looked like she could not just be my sister, but also both of their daughter.  Creating a family from scratch was great because Nathan and Kassie already had the rapport.

Did you watch them on One Life to Live together? 

TAYLOR:  Yeah!  I was in school most of the time, but I would go to set, and over the last 10 years, friends would send me YouTube clips from the show because for some reason none of the soaps are streaming.  There’s not like a soap Netflix!  It kind of needs to happen!  Soaps, they’re epic; there are decades worth of episodes and shows.

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In this film, music is the backdrop.  It’s your music and your band that is featured?

TAYLOR:  Yeah, my best friend growing up and I were staring to write folk music around the time when I was deciding what script I wanted to make into a film.  We wrote the soundtrack, all the music that people sing, and the underscore, which was surprisingly the most fun part of it all.

Kassie what did you think of Taylor’s music?

 ASSIE:  I think it’s wonderful.   I love music. It’s totally in the heart of me, and I just think that this movie is so timely. Kids these days are having to deal with not knowing what their future is going to be.  In the film, my son comes home, and he is trying to find himself, and he throws himself into his art and his music.  I just think there are a lot of people right now who are going through that.  I think it is extremely relatable, even more so than when you wrote it, Taylor.  I think people are looking for some type of connection, and I think this little movie is a good start.  It’s about people pulling together, and it’s got a strong rooting factor, and you want people to succeed, and it is great.  It takes you on a really nice journey.

You have some dates coming up where the film will play in a movie theatre- one is on September 25th in Atlanta and then another one on October 2nd in Chicago.  Taylor, how do you feel about making appearances for the film during the pandemic? You’re going with masks on? 

TAYLOR:  Oh yeah.  We will be in a bubble; we are just getting into a car and sticking together.  I and John Donchak, who plays opposite me through the whole film, are going to all of those dates, and my co-songwriter, who also appears in the film, will be in Atlanta, if not at both premieres.

NATHAN:  And let me add, please, they’re going against my wishes as a parent, but he is 28- years-old, so all I can say is that we are hoping for the best because we want him to be safe.  He is very determined and passionate about it, so he’s got our support.

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Taylor, in your story, why does Killian come home and live with his parents? 

TAYLOR: His plan at the time is that he has just graduated from a pricey university, and he is supposed to go off with his bandmate on a modest music tour.  He comes home to get his stuff and see his parents after graduating, but his bandmate drops out, and so the plan falls apart, and that’s how he gets stuck in this town and everything is just kind of falling apart. The plan that he had for his life after college gets pulled out right out from under him.

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Nathan, when Kassie and you were on One Life for years, you weren’t there when it ended, as you had already left the show.  How did you feel upon learning it had been canceled by ABC?

NATHAN:  I was so disconnected by that time.  I just knew it was ending, and it wasn’t the first soap to go.  I saw it happening when the other shows started being canceled due to, I could be wrong about this, but I put the blame on reality TV.  By that point I had moved on in my personal and private life.  I was doing a lot of theatre then, traveling back and forth from North Carolina, really trying to keep busy, and fighting off the depression of not working full-time.  I missed Jim and Kassie the most, but I was thrilled that I could bump into them at any time and visit with them.  I kept in touch with Hillary B. Smith (Ex-Nora) and Bob Woods (Ex-Bo) and also, Timothy Stickney (Ex-RJ); in fact, Timothy Stickney’s wife did Taylor’s hair for the film.

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Kassie, how do you feel years later about the cancellation of One Life to Live?

KASSIE:  I still miss it.  I loved it. The hard part about this show in particular being canceled is –one – that there wasn’t closure on it.  It kind of happened randomly, and there was still a lot more story to tell.  They kept it going on General Hospital, where they’ll bring some characters there.  So, it’s still in peoples’ minds. The second part is the friendships and the family connections that you’ve made over the many years that you’re there. Nothing lasts forever, that’s for sure, but as you were saying, there’s no streaming of these shows, but if you catch an episode on YouTube, One Life to Live, truly stands alone.  It just has great stories, great characters, and there is connection there that is very real.

Kassie, your last go-around at DAYS was just epic.  Did you guys see it?

TAYLOR:  I did see pieces of some of it.  I caught some of the “super villain”!

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Eve went in guns blazing, evil as all get out, but so heartbreaking at the same time while she was torturing Ben (Rob Scott Wilson).  What did you think about all of that, Kassie?

KASSIE:  I was really hesitant to watch it because I remembered how “super villain” I was.  I remember getting on the plane, and Jimmy said, “How was it?” and I said, “I’ll probably never work again a day in my life. I’m like this (evil laughs) muah-ha-ha, muah-ha-ha kind of character.”  I mean, you hated what Eve was doing, and you were supposed to, but I think that they did a great job with production values, and it was reasonable what she was doing because she was going off the edge. It’s great to be able to sink your teeth into something that is so out-there and completely different from your own life.  I mean, it was exhausting.  Every day, I would come home and just be like, “Oh my God, give me a cocktail.” Eve had justification for her revenge, even as wrong as it was, and she needed to be heard, and she needed closure, and she made a bunch of wrong moves, and did a bunch of bad, bad, bad things, and now, she is probably in a mental institution somewhere, so…

You and I were on set of DAYS and I was going to interview you.  If I recall, at that point, you did not even know what the story arc was.

KASSIE:  No, I didn’t. When I arrived and looked at the script, I’m like, “Well, who blew up that wedding?”  Then, all of the sudden, “Oh, no!  I blew up the wedding.  This is bad!  I probably am not going to be coming back on this show again.”  I look at story and go, “Uh-oh.  There’s a shut door.”  I like open doors and open windows.

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Taylor, what is your project? Are you continuing to write?  What do you see in the future for yourself?

TAYLOR:  This is my life for me.  The next thing that I think we are releasing is actually something that I made before this because everything is backwards, which is a documentary (very different) about Central American politics, which I’m hoping is out next year.  In terms of new scripts, everybody is a bit torn.  I kind of want to do a biopic of Lee Grant, or I want to do a blues/punk version of something inspired by The Shining.

Well, those are very polar opposite!

TAYLOR:  Yeah, aren’t they?

NATHAN:  Now you see what I’m living with. (Laughs)

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Nathan, you must be proud of Taylor, and it must be very cool to see your son have these multi-faceted talents.

NATHAN:  Of course, I’m proud of him and it’s great, but it’s strange because watching Taylor develop into the person he has developed into and continues to, made me realize that I hadn’t had the type of courage he has.  I had my dreams and certain things that I was very courageous about in my life.  I certainly don’t see him doing some things the way I did them, because he has more common sense than I do when it comes to life choices. His courage just blows my mind.  Most of my closest friends are professional musicians, and many of them, if I were to namedrop, you would know who they are, and they’ve had successful careers, and I’ve always looked up to them and admired them, but I was never that guy.  I just wanted to be a musician because I knew them and we were friends, but I didn’t have the discipline to do what they did, and I certainly didn’t have the God-given talent.  I play a little bit of keyboard and a little bit of saxophone myself, but I have to play one song 757 times before I even start to feel comfortable with it, and Taylor can sit down and start strumming on his guitar, and the next thing you know, he’s written a whole song.  It just blows my mind how creative and talented he is.  He has been surrounded by creative and talented people all of his life. He has absorbed a lot from the different people and the different opportunities he’s had, and I look at him sometimes, and I even say it to my wife, “Who is this kid?”  I like to share this story.  We went to see Taylor do Hamlet.  I’m guessing he was 15 or 16-years-old at the time. I’m watching him doing Hamlet, and I’m sitting in the chair, and I’m crying because I’m thinking to myself, “Oh, my God, he is so good!”  I told Taylor, “I would not tackle Hamlet on a football field, yet alone on stage.”  It made me realize that we had a force to be reckoned with.  He’s pretty amazing.  The bad news for him is that I always tell him the truth, and I lied to him once, and he called me out on it, and I promised that I would never lie to him again.  So, be careful what you ask me because I will tell you the truth from this point on.

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KASSIE:  Taylor was also the director of this film, which I mean, “What the hell!”  This guy is doing everything.  He was deciding on the shots, he was deciding on the lighting, he was deciding this and that, he was editing the script, I’m like, “Holy cannoli!”  He’s like, “No, I want her to wear that shirt; I want her to do this.”  You would do the scene, and he’d come over and talk to you a little bit.  I mean, he was just awesome; Taylor brought so much insight to my character because I’m like, “What’s my relationship, and who are all of these kids?  Are we a loving family?”  We did it very quickly, too.  Taylor, look at what you’ve accomplished, and it is such a beautiful piece of art!

TAYLOR:  From a more functional standpoint as a director, one of the really great things about having the two of them was that Kassie came in half-way through filming, and we’d been working with the young actor/musicians a lot.  Some of them, it was their first big job, but pretty much all of them had worked before.  On Kassie’s first day, they didn’t know what they were in for.  She just rolled onto set, and all of the sudden, the stakes and bar of how to be an actor just changed.  From that point on, when Kassie and Nathan started to work with the band, we knew those were going to be fun days because there was going to be acting involved.  Everyone else just had to come up to their level, which was great for me because it gave me so much more to edit with.

Taylor, who are your musical influences?   

TAYLOR:  That’s a really good question.  My musical obsession for the last few years has been this guy, named Josh Ritter, who is kind of a singer/songwriter/folk guy.  My real-life band, The Cumberland Kids, is named after one of his songs.  Also, Weird Al Yankovic, has been a massive inspiration for me and my songwriting partners.

So, your vibe is this folk-rock.

TAYLOR:  Yeah, that’s what I’m writing mostly.  My listening is kind of all over the place, but definitely that is what I’m writing.

Kassie, who do you like listening to?

KASSIE:  It all depends on what cocktail I have in my hand.

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NATHAN:  Let me chime in on that too! I like jazz, blues, and country music, but imagine what my house was like because I have a lot of instruments here, always with the hope that Taylor would at least become interested in music.  I have congas, bass guitar, keyboards, you name it, and for a while, he wasn’t interested at all, and one day, I woke up and he was playing an acoustic guitar.  Then, the next thing I know, he is writing and singing folk music.  I’m thinking, “Wait a minute!” It was an important lesson for me that just because you want something for your children, doesn’t mean that is what they want for themselves.  We never pushed acting on Taylor.  He chose it on his own.  It’s exciting for me mostly because it was his choice.

KASSIE:  He’s a natural.

And speaking of that, Taylor, in the trailer nothing came across forced or pushed.  Obviously, we are all talking you up here, not that you need it.

NATHAN:  I’ll tell you this, Michael.  During the shoot, Taylor insisted on calling me “Nathan”, and I had a problem with it, but he basically told me to get over it because it’s his set, his movie, and while we are shooting, I’m “Nathan”, and he’ll call me dad later.  I’m still struggling with that but he was the boss.

TAYLOR:  It’s hard to walk that line and not make it weird for your crew, you know?

NATHAN:  I get it.

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KASSIE:  It’s weird for me because when he would go, “Robbie is going to do this, and Nathan is going to do that,” I’d go, “Who are Robbie and Nathan?  Aren’t they your mom and dad?”

TAYLOR:  While I was writing the script I called him over, and I said, “Dad, I wrote you a really good role, and I think we are actually going to do this.  I’m giving you a once in a lifetime chance to name your own character.  Do you want to name him after a Greek hero, or one of your siblings?”  He didn’t take his chance.  So, you know what?  It’s “Nathan” now.  It’s easier for everybody.  We don’t have to break the method acting fourth wall.  (Laughs)

Do you think you would work with Nathan and Kassie again? (Laughs)

TAYLOR:  Oh, my God, are you kidding?

NATHAN:  That’s my contract: Kassie has got to be in it.  So, let me say this about Kassie, you had mentioned something about how much she has been working, and I look at Kassie as the James Brown of daytimes soaps.  She is the hardest working woman in daytime television. 

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She is pretty spectacular. Kassie started on Guiding Light, had a long career on One Life, and then went to General Hospital, then to Days of our Lives.  It’s been amazing that we have been able to see her have a comeback in more ways that one.

KASSIE:  Nathan has jumped from soap to soap as well, and when you’ve done it, you just think it’s over.  It’s not like your regular acting profession jobs when you go out and you know you’re going to audition for twenty-five things and get one role for a short amount of time.  When you go in day in and day out and are creating all of this stuff on a soap opera, and then it ends, you go, “Well, now what am I supposed to do?”  I haven’t been on a set in 6 months, and I feel like I won’t ever work again.  Soaps are just a totally different head trip and so it can be really hard.

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Nathan, do you have a favorite Hank Gannon moment from One Life to Live?

NATHAN:  Oh wow.  Man, there were so many of them.  I can tell you the funniest, to me, maybe not so funny to Hillary B. Smith though.  I think it was during a live show. This was during the time when I had a lot of dialogue.  But this particular day, I had one line, and the line was to Hillary and it was, “How are you feeling?” and her response was, “Well, I’m feeling the way I always feel, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah”.  So, during the entire day, I’d see Hillary, and I’d say, “Hey, how you feeling?”  Maybe nineteen times before we started shooting, “Hey, how you feeling?” and she’d had about enough of it.  So, fast forward to “5, 4,3,2,1 action”, and now, I say, “How you doing?”  If you could see the look in her eyes, it is like, “I will kill you.”  So, she says, “You know how I’m doing.  I’m doing what I’m always doing,” so she could get her line out.  So, once again, she saved Nathan’s ass with that.  One stupid line … and I blew it.  I just remember that one because I just know Hilary wanted to strangle me.  She probably still wants to.

And on that note (laughs) I wanted to thank you all so much for this. I hope you find success with this little gem of a film, Taylor.

So what did you think of the comments made by Kassie, Nathan and Taylor on their film?  What did you think of Kassie’s recent performance on DAYS? What’s your favorite Blair or Hank moment from the history of One Life to Live? Share your thoughts and comments below,  But first, check out the trailer to Killian and the Comeback Kids.

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Greg Vaughan Shares Farewell To DAYS & Scene Partner Arianne Zucker: “Never a Dull Moment, Laughing or Crying, She was the Party, Always with a smile!”

Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives had Eric Brady saying a sudden farewell to his loved ones before he departs Salem for Africa to help those in need.  That marks the on-screen departure of Daytime Emmy winner, Greg Vaughan who will last be seen on Wednesday’s episode.

As DAYS fans were aware, Greg wrapped his run months ago on the NBC daytime drama series, but since before the Covid-19 pandemic DAYS taped almost seven months ahead, Eric’s on-screen exit is airing this week.

Over the past two days, Vaughan took to his Instagram to share some sentiments, ‘thanks you’s’ and some photos of some of his favorite memories with his castmates expressing, “Seeing it’s the last week I’m airing on @nbcdays …I wanted to share some great captured memories this week with my incredible fans & castmates.”

The actor also posted a special photo album of pics with his longtime on-screen partner and love interest, Arianne Zucker (Nicole).  In that, he posted this message: “To my Ride or Die partner Ari!! Never a dull moment, laughing or crying, she was the party, always with a smile! Love ya #ERICOLE”

So, will you miss Ericole? Are you sad to see Greg exit Days on-screen? Share your thoughts via the comment section below … AND what were some of your favorite performances of Greg during his time on DAYS.

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