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OLTL's Bree Williamson & DAYS Peter Reckell named "Power Performances of the Week"!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Picking up where we left off from last week’s choice for The Power Performance of the Week, (those honors were given to OLTL’s Melissa Archer and Michael Easton), we were on “Bree Williamson Watch” to check out this past Monday’s episode when Jessica, who is already rocked to the core upon her wedding ceremony being busted up, and then finding out her sister Natalie slept with her fiancée, Brody, would finally learn the rest of the secret Natalie has been hiding.

When Jessica learns that Natalie had Brody’s baby, not John’s, that would be the final straw that would break the camels back, sort of speak.  In an amazing tour de force performance by one of daytime’s most celebrated young actress, Bree Williamson played the betrayal, frustration, shock and disbelief, and horror that her sister ruined what Jess had finally hoped would be a picture perfect life. After all, poor Jess has suffered through several bouts of DID, losing her last husband, Nash, and a baby.  So now Jess, who has already found out that her night with Robert Ford (when she was out of her mind as a teenager thanks to her creepy dad, Mitch Laurence) produced her little bundle of joy, she then learns that her sister had the current love of her life, Brody’s baby! What ensued was a fantastic performance by Williamson, in particular in the showdown scenes with Archer. Who did not love it when she called her sister “a whore” or when she yanked the necklace from around Natalie’s neck and said, “You’re not my sister!” Then watching her become unhinged from there!  And of course, we all knew who was about to pop out…Tess!  As broken-hearted Jessica breaks into Foxy Roxy’s, who should be looking at her in the mirror but her psycho-alter.  It was riveting drama. The drama also picked right back up on Tuesday’s episode when Jess and Tess had a confrontation of who will take over Jessica’s mind and deal with the miserable situation the girl finds herself in. For these reasons and more we happily name One Life to Live’s Bree Williamson one of this week’s choices for the Power Performance of the Week.

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Over in Salem, in a much more subtle and beautiful played performance, Days of our Lives, Peter Reckell showed viewers why he is one of the greatest all-time leading men of soap opera. In just a small amount of scenes, Reckell as Bo Brady showed the pain, heartache, grief, and deep love of a man who realizes how much he has missed his “Fancy Face”, Hope, played by Kristian Alfonso.  Now, whether you are a Bope fan or a Carbo fan we are sure you can appreciate the sensitive portrayal of a couple trying to get past what drove them apart in the first place; the death of their young son, Zack. Reckell delivered without so much as uttering many words or long speeches!  I dare you to not need to reach for the hankies as Hope talks about Zack and the dissolution of their marriage as a grief-stricken Bo listens on.  Yes, the moments were fleeting, but hey, Oscars have been won for a performance of 8 minutes or less!  For these reasons we are also happy to name Days of our Lives, Peter Reckell as our other choice for this week’s Power Performance of the Week. Watch the video clips of Bree Williamson’s Power Performance below and then check out Reckell’s!

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Jester
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Jester

Peter is the BEST!!!

JustMe
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JustMe

I think Peter deserved power performance of the week for the Bo & Carly break up scenes. Bo crying over losing one woman he loves to be with another woman he loves…powerful. JMO

MJ
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MJ

I totally agree with you. Peter thoroughly deserved Power Performance of the Week for Monday’s scenes. He was truly phenomenal. The emotion was so raw, so real and so natural. I teared up every time I watched them. So beautiful. So touching. Peter always gives 110% to his scenes but rarely gets the accolades he deserves.

Doe
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Doe

I agree with your choice of Brees’ performance as the power one. She is an outstanding actress and these scenes quantified that. Wow!! That says it all..WOW!!..

Debbie
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Debbie

I’m so glad to see Peter get the recognition he deserves. He has been giving us some very emotional scenes these last couple of weeks. Peter is awesome!

Nisey
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Nisey

I agree, Peter is amazing, always is and imo never gets the true recognition he deserves for HIS work alone as an actor. Very emotional powerful performances from him the past few weeks. Peter takes you on a journey with Bo, and when Bo cries I cry.. and its heartfelt from him. Truly a remarkable actor!!!

Sue
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Sue

Yes, thank you for recognizing Peter Reckells performance this week. When Hope brought up their dead son Zack, you could see the flood of emotion come over him. He struggled to keep it together. You could tell he felt that heartache, and he made me feel that heartache too! Made me tear up, and I don’t do that often.
That’s what it’s all about, making us feel something. Phenomenal job Peter!

irie
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irie

I was wowed by Peter Reckell’s performance. Glad you were too. Little dialogue, lots of feeling. Another great performance from him. So nice to see him getting the appreciation he deserves.

olddoolfan
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olddoolfan

It has been interesting to follow Peter Reckell’s promotion of this most recent storyline for Bope insofar as he repeatedly indicated that it was a Hope SL in which he was supporting. Interesting because as usual, this IMO undervalued actor stole the show. Not going to lie, this Carbo fan was blown away by the combined delivery of Crystal Chappell and Peter in both (err Wha?) Carbo ‘breakup’ moments but Peter’s emotional connection to the loss of Zack was something to behold. Not only one of Salem’s best but certainly arguably their most consistent. It is the main reason why… Read more »

Hil
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Hil

Peter has had some wonderful performances of late (and is so often overlooked). The break up scenes with Crystal Chappell were really great, Peter was so wonderfully emotional and vulnerable. And then the scenes with Kristian Alfonso, as soon as Hope brought up Zach you could see the change in Peter. He really went to that place…it was heartbreaking. This man deserves so much more recognition, he is a fantastic actor.

Ida
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Ida

Peter has and always brings his A+ game as Bo Brady. He has this wonderful energy that glows in every scene he is in…he has the power to elevate not only himself as an actor but those that are lucky to share scenes with him. This scene along with the Carly breaking up with him ones are very raw powerful emotions… as a viewer you cant help but be moved and fall in love with this bad boy with a heart of gold.

Melanie
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Melanie

Peter Reckell’s performance was phenomenal – rarely do I get choked up (in a good way)watching Days anymore but this one got me big time! So glad I was not alone in appreciating Peter’s work.

Waverly
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Waverly

Great choice going with Peter’s performance! He needs the material to showcase his talent because it is always there waiting to be utilized and he never disappoints. Glad to see they wrote him this opportunity and that you recognized his skill.

L
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L

Thank you, Michael, for recognizing Peter for his performance for the week of February 19. Peter is, by far, one of the most under-appreciated actors on daytime television. His performances are raw and subtle … his talent endless.

JJ
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JJ

Peter has always been great, has always been sexy and handsome but with age he gets better and better. I have always been frustrated about how underrated Peter’s talent has been by the mssm (mainstream soap press). Thank you for acknowledging the talent of the best leading man ever on daytime. Sure wish tptb at DAYS would acknowledge the talent and popularity of Peter and write a story centered on Bo.

Alyssa
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Alyssa

The Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso scenes was great! They brought a few tears.

deisgnergirl777
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deisgnergirl777

Peter always manages to deliver when given good material.

Alexa
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Alexa

I have not watched very much Bree, but I’ll admit that these were likely among her better performances. My question is, in ‘power performances,’ does ‘big, dramatic’ or ‘over the top’ trump ‘subtle yet powerful? Subtle, in my opinion, is better than big 99% of the time, because most actors tend to take it too far. For example, before Florencia Lozano even says a word to Ted King at her door, her face and eyes already tell the story. Have you seen it? Her face is hurt little girl, the damaged woman she is, compassion, and anger with herself. These… Read more »

todd
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todd

I agree. Bree gets a nomination for the Emmy every year. She is very good at what she does, but is far from the OLTL A-list. Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, Hillary B Smith, Susan Haskell, Kim Zimmer, and the often overlooked FLorencia Lozano. This was her year. I expected an Emmy. I am floored that she didn’t get a prenomination. What is going on over there?

Shelle
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Shelle

It’s so great to see Peter Reckell is recognized for his amazing work. He deserves that so much as he’s so talented.

He’s the best and I agree with a statement above – when Peter cries, I cry. he always delivers. His performance is always true and believable and he can do both comedy and drama effortlessly.

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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On the heels of the streamer limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, the NBC daytime drama series has announced that they are set to revisit the all-time classic “Possession Storyline” from 1994.

In that, Marlena (Deidre Hall) became possessed by the devil and it became one of the most remembered stories of all-time on the soaps.

Now, DAYS is turning a return to the storyline with this promo teaser, “Something wicked is coming to Salem this Fall!”

The series is promising that “fans can look forward to twists and turns you’d never suspect as well as familiar faces returning to save the day (or not)…. this time around, the devil knows no bounds and no one in Salem is safe!”

You can check out the promo below.   More details will follow on this exciting storyline!

So, what do you think of DAYS harkening back to the possession storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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