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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #7

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, and their special guest co-host, Eric Martsolf of Days of our Lives are back for another edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast. What do these three have in common? Maybe nothing or maybe everything! Find out when these three co-host the latest episode.

You will hear: soap celebrity exclusive podcast interviews, behind-the-scenes scoops, discussion of soaps hottest topics, the power performance of the week, and more of what matters to you the soapers most – as we go 360 degrees inside, outside, and around the wide world of soaps!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #7

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soap Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with his co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy, and Eric Martsolf. This month the threesome welcome special guests: Pop/Rocker and former General Hospital star, Rick Springfield, One Life to Live’s, Kristen Alderson, The Young and the Restless, Daniel Goddard, and Being Erica and MVP’s, Dillon Casey, for some entertaining and revealing interviews. Plus, our hosts discuss, soap’s hottest topics and news, battle it out in our soap trivia game show segment, name the power performance of the week, and much more. It’s all in a jam-packed unique hour-plus of fun on our new episode!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #7 features the following segments:

  • Kristen Alderson Interview – Our podcast soap star call-in guest, Llanview favorite Kristen Alderson, discusses the latest perils of her alter-ego Starr Manning.  Find out her thoughts on Hannah and Eli’s kidnapping plots, the upcoming creepiest One Life to Live episodes of the year, her new co-star, Nic Robuck (James), and saying goodbye to her long-time on-screen love interest, Brandon Buddy (Cole). Starts @ 10:07
  • News & Views – Primetime episodic actors in new roles on the soaps, Soap opera Budget cuts and how they are affecting the soap stars and the production values of your favorite daytime dramas, Terri Colombino lands new role in Llanview, plus the latest OLTL male casting switcheroo involving the role of Joey Buchanan, Ex-ATWT and DAYS star Austin Peck and Big Brother’s Jesse Godderz new PEC-tacular DVD and television pilot, and soap stars speaking out about the rash of teen suicide via bullying in the news are discussed and highlighted. Starts @ 21:53
  • Power Performance of the Week – Y&R’s Jeanne Cooper tops our list, and you will hear and know why! Starts @ 38:23
  • Rick Springfield Interview- Pop/Rock and former General Hospital star, Rick Springfield is this week’s very special guest.  Currently out on a promotional tour promoting his new memoirs Late, Late At Night, Rick discuses his battle with depression and suicide, his time working with the legendary Gloria Monty on GH, the casting of Jason Thompson as his on-screen son, and his upcoming cruise, Rick Springfield and Friends 2010 and much more. Starts @ 40:28
  • Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her thoughts on her new Soap Thought of the Day titled: The Ten Things I Have Learned from the Soaps! Starts @ 54:36
  • Daniel Goddard Interview– Our next podcast soap star call-in guest, Daniel Goddard discusses the recent Tornado scenes on The Young and the Restless and previews what could be next for Cane and his cattle rustling past.  Plus, Daniel tells us about his upcoming appearance on the next voyage of Soap Cruise 2011, featuring many of your favorite stars from your favorite daytime dramas. Starts @ 56:57
  • Stump the Soapers – Dillon Casey, our usual podcast co-host calls in from Toronto to try and trip up Carolyn, Michael, and Eric with special Days of our Lives 45th anniversary trivia questions.  Will our co-host from Salem win the game? Find out. Starts @ 1:07:09

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If you have a question on the soaps that you want answered for the upcoming taping of the September episode, call our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast caller line at 1-213-973-SOAP.

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Doe
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Doe

Another good one, Michael. What a coupe to get Rick Springfield! He sounds like he is handling his depresion, and should be inspiring to the many others out there who have the same condition. He is still quite a guy. I just bet those cruises are plenty wild….but fun. Carolyn was in rare form, as usual. Also thought that Eric wa a welcome addition to the show. Your topics, especially about bullying and the heartbreaking results of so many young people was good to bring out to your fans. Everyone should be wiser and kinder in all situations in life.… Read more »

Heidi
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Heidi

Thanks for another great podcast! I love the revolving male cohosts! Makes it fun! Especially liked the Kristen Alderson interview. Would love to have you interview Trevor St. John. I love your relationship with Carolyn!

toptim
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toptim

Michael
I am so amazed at the Rick Springfield conversation. I’m glad he’s on a promotional; tour I loved Dr. Noah But I really think you and he did a great service by talking about his depresssion and suicide attempt. You really helped open the door for people not to be ashamed and people we think have it all also suffer. Kudos to you and especially Rick.
Can’t wait to read his memoirs would love to hear him sing too

Doe
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Doe

Hey, Michael. I forgot to mention in my first comment, that I loved Ktisten Alderson. She is so engaging in your interview. I really hope that she doesn’t end up with James. But, she seemed to indicate something horrible wil be be happening this week. My mind is going crazy thinking of so many things that can go wrong in her rescue. Anyway, she is a very competant actress for such a young age. We’ve all known her a long time. Also , Daniel Goddard’s story seems to be unraveling. I can’t quite figure out what it is exactly. But,… Read more »

Sarah
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Sarah

1.summer breeze

2.a love of mojitos

3.nightmare about hannah being with cole, and james being the one to save, and then cole being with her. cute guys fighting over you. hannah has read the killing club. -she’s going to hint and dig it,

4.had kids-came along and unsure about, wasn’t interested, took the show, needed the money

5.speedo- ed hardy

6.seven and a half episodes

7.chapel

8.carolyn hennesey

9.DARIC- supercouple acronym of Eric and Daniel

10.lawrence stopped the wedding and announced nicky was their son

HARRIETT
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HARRIETT

HOPE YOU NEVER END LIKE AS THE WORLD TURNS

mepariseau
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mepariseau

1. Summer Breeze
2. both love Mojitos
3. digs a grave
4. needed the money
5. speedo – Ed Hardy
6. 7.5
7. hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. supercouple acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Lawrence crashed the wedding and announced that Nicky was their son

mepariseau
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mepariseau

Loved the podcast Michael.

Tracy
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Tracy

1. summer breeze
2. a love of mojitos
3. sounds like she is going to bury Star alive
4. For the money
5. Ed Hardy Speedo
6. 7 1/2 episodes
7. The hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. It’s the “supercouple” acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Laurence crashed the wedding and announced Nicky was their son

Sarah
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Sarah

1. Summer Breeze
2. both love Mojitos
3. Star has a nightmare Hannah is with Cole, then Star found a clue from Hannah reading the Killing book, and said Hannah was going down and dirty, possibly burying Star in the attic in a grave,
4. needed the money
5. speedo – Ed Hardy
6.5 to 7.5 episodes a week, depending on the schedule
7. hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. supercouple acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Lawrence crashed the wedding and announced that Nicky was their son

Sarah
Guest
Sarah

1. Summer Breeze
2. both love Mojitos
3. Hannah makes Starr and Cole dig their own graves
4. needed the money
5. speedo – Ed Hardy
6. 5 to 7.5 episodes a week, depending on the schedule, and progress of storylines
7. hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. supercouple acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Lawrence crashed the wedding and announced that Nicky was their son

Heidi
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Heidi

Can’t wait for the next please don’t skip November!

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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