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RATINGS: B&B Has Good Week! All Other Soaps Down!

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The ratings are out for the week of September 3rd through the 7th, and it was a good week for The Bold and the Beautiful! The series was the only soap to gain viewers adding +87,000 and the CBS soap is maintaining increasing viewership over a year ago at this time.

B&B also gained in its rating share in total households with 2.5/8! Was it all the behind-the-scenes shockers with the departures of Ronn Moss and Susan Flannery that sparked some interest?  Or, the storylines for the week involving Rick/Caroline/Thomas/Hope, and Brooke and Ridge’s upcoming nuptials?

Meanwhile both General Hospital and Days of our Lives lost viewers for the week! GH while still maintaining over 2.5 million viewers was down -100,000 and DAYS lost -113,000 viewers and remained in the bottom slot of the four soaps. DAYS also took a hit in the key 18-49 female demo total viewers in the category and rating shares.

The Young and the Restless which is now going through a major revamping as we are seeing the last weeks of Maria Arena Bell’s regime’s work, lost -41,000 viewers but also gained a few in the key 18-49 female demo. You can view the entire ratings picture via Soap Opera Network here!

So time now for our weekly Soap Opera Executive Armchair Quarterbacks meeting! What is working for you on the four soaps? What is not?  Who do you want to see more of on-screen, and who do you want to see less-of?   Weigh-in!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

“The Bold and the Beautiful” is finally picking itself up since the departure of Ronn Moss (Ridge). Hopefully now Winsor Harmon (Thorne) and Jacob Young (Rick) can get some damn airtime! I need both of their characters in my life right now. And maybe Crystal Chappell (Dani) can show up! Plus, bring back Lesli Kay (Felicia) pronto!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Hey Scott! I am an ATWT fan too,

I would like to see mroe Winsor Harmon, too. And Lesli Kay! these are two uder-attractive, very talented actors who have compelling characters and… oh… they are Forresters! And does not Lesli Kay have an Emmy? I could do with a paring of some of the younger set on B&B. They age them so fast we have no investment in them. And they don’t do anything. For years, no one had done anything but mumble and have sex.

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

Days deserves to be in last place!

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I love your comment. I totally agree.

Sara
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Sara

Rafe and Gaby the awful Hernandez front and burner is killing this soap : BORING
It is the same lamass stories we saw one year ago with Gary Tomlin in charge, and the guy was fired because of it..ridiculous, maybe NBC want to cancel this soap and it is their way to do it..otherwise they don’t have a brain..pitiful.

Joan faist
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Joan faist

The post (Days deserves to be in last place) did not come from me either. Somehow my name is being attached to other’s posts. I love DOOL”S and want it to do well always. Thanks

Barb Harnedy
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Barb Harnedy

But the follwing week of September 10th has GH ratings up due to ther new 2:00pm time slot!!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Days will comtinue to lose viewers as long as EJami are together and the main focus of the soap.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Ejami are not together. Sami is still after Rafe!

Phil
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Phil

Disagree! EJami has a strong fanbase. These ratings are ridiculous. DAYS should be number 2 and GH should be number 1. Needless to say, I am starting to wonder if the strong Rafe presence really has something to do with it.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I agree Phil. Ejami have a really strong fanbase and the time they were together the ratings were very high. At the moment Sami is still wanting Rafe. I love Ejami and they are my favourite couple.

Lisa
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Lisa

Ejami are not together actually Dmitri, when they were FINALLY together for a very short time ratings were up now that it is again the Hernandez show with Rafe put on Sami’s orbit and their lame pairing with Ej as some ‘evil’ interloper ratings are down, this week in question was all about Rafe and his ‘angst’ with Sami, nobody is interested by that ! So stop lying please, it is ludicrous and pathetic.

Sara
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Sara

Dmitri are you for real seriously ?! EYEROLL, when Ejami were together even for some seconds it was the only time this soap their ratings went up last year and this year. Your post makes you totally delusional..i feel sorry for you..ugh..cringe…

MK
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MK

The Passion and the sex is what drives EJAMI, not this Lovey-dovey rehash of the stupid EJ and Taylor fiasco.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

The fact is EJami are still having these “hot” acenes that fans have wanted for years. EJami fans said they will watch when EJami is on, yet they fail to do so. In addition, People are tired of “Days of EJami’s Life” and not seeing the other characters like Jarlena and Bope, so they aren’t watching. Days lost ratings once EJami began, and they have in the past as well.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Hello-Maybe you should watch the show CAREFULLY. Sami is honing after Rafe and he is lusting after her. Ejami are not having these “hot” scenes because Sami is still thinking about Rafe. Ejami fans do not want to watch EJ and Sami when Sami is thinking about another man. That is not fair to us and we do not deserve to be treated that way. Rafe changed paternity results and is still coming off as the good guy in this story. he is no hero. If SAFE are popular why are people not tuning in. They are clearly going down… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

A lot of people actually do tune into the Safe storyline. And Rafe is being a good guy by helping Nicole. EJ would only take her child, and Nicole doesn’t deserve that. I think EJole need to work out their own relationship before having a family. But a lot of people just are tired of EJami being shown all the time. Look at Daytime Royalty. Everyone wants to see Lumi, Safe, EJole and the veteran actors, not EJami, when EJ raped her. Besides, EJami is lust; Safe and Lumi (and EJole) are actual love.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Get over it. People are not watching because of your awful Safe and Ejole. The ratings were at their lowest when they were on last year playing happy families. Dont speak for the general audience because you dont know what they want. Rafe continually tries to take Ej’s kids away from him. Let him go get his own kids. Hes boring, expressionless and remember how the ratings took a massive hit to the ground when Sami shot EJ and then went to boink Saint Rafe.

Mark It Right
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Mark It Right

@ Dmitri For the most part you are correct. The show has been it’s worse when they focused on the three of them. Why do they keep taking us down the same road over and over. Pick one or none, let’s just get past this same crap. Poor Galen can’t act to save his life. He couldn’t act on Passions and he is hardly any better all these years later.In a matter of about a month Sami was after Lucas, then EJ and now Rafe! Why does any of them want her? I don’t have time to list all of… Read more »

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Mark it right. I dodnt imply that he doesnt have to speak. I respect his opinion i just meant that one shouldnt assume that the general audience likes Safe. By the way your spot on about Galen Gering. He really needs acting lessons.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Thank you Mark. I understand, Avelina, that you are tired of Rafe taking EJ’s kids. However, I am disgusted that people keep pushing a couple where one person raped the other! It is worse than Rafe protecting Nicole and her child. Yes, ratings were good when EJami were on, but people are tired of them now. It would be better if Sami settled down with either Rafe or Lucas (neither of them raped her, and she didn’t shoot either of them) and if EJ would settle down with Nicole and raise their child. Chemistry is not the only thing that… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

At least GH is 3rd out of four. That’s an improvement!

Mary
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Mary

I think BB pulled in viewers like me who no longer watch BB but for sentimental reasons tuned in to see Ridge and Brooke marry for the last time with the actor Ron Moss as Ridge, because if they recast Ridge, the characters will no doubt divorce and marry again. DOOL has no storyline at all right now, it looks like every day they are filling time until they think of some plot to develop. YR is a mess right now because of the change in guard, again there are no real storylines to tease or get our attention so… Read more »

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

GH is my favorite and I’m glad it is holding steady after the time change. Hopefully, it will get even stronger as it settles in! I’m loving the stories, quicker pace, and the combination of GH veterens and OLTL characters. Can’t wait for the next episode!

TS
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TS

Agree with you.. GH is been very good and do look forward to the next episode

Mary
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Mary

More and more re watching GH becuase of the crossover but Neilsen keeps saying we or not.The show is on fire.

Phil
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Phil

Agreed!

SZima
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SZima

The worst show gained viewers? I’ve tried to watch B&B, but it usually makes my eyes bleed.

aria
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aria

jill pharren phelps is a stupid woman. i hope marcy rylan and genie francis get together and beat the crap out of jill pharren phelps. grab the witch by the throat. jill is not making friends at all. we viewers really hate jill pharren phelps. the woman is trying to get the young and the restless cancelled on purpose. i don’t trust jill at all. more firings to come. lol

Logan
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Logan

Wow this is still MAB’s material that is airing not JFP’s. Y&R fans and CBS/Sony didn’t want MAB in charge because she was horrendous and she wanted her late father-in-law’s show to be cancelled. Also wishing someone dead over a fictional show is pretty disturbing.

Myrtho Romulus
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Myrtho Romulus

DOOL will continue to lose ratings and eventually be cancelled if they keep the SAFE storyline going. They are so boring, I can’t even stand to watch them. I personally have stopped watching DOOL since I heard of the SAFE pairing again so its no surprise to me that their ratings are down. Look how the ratings flew through the roof when EJAMI was together and it has nothing to do with me being a big EJAMI fan either, but if the TPTB can’t see that, I feel so sorry for DOOL!!!!!!

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I totally agree. They deserve to lose viewers. After building up Ejami and then comes Saint Rafe hopping along and destroying their relationship, Days deserves last place. Look how much viewers they have lost in the past few weeks just by putting Rafe in Samis orbit. I dont watch Days and Im loving GH. At least Cartini are great guys that really care about the show and want it to do well. Ken Corday will never learn his lesson. I cant wait to see the look on boring Rafes face when EJ learns the baby is his.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I love Ejami heaps. Im a massive fan of them

Phil
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Phil

Sami is trying to make it work with Ej

Nickolas G.
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Nickolas G.

Ok, let’s not pretend that SAFE are the only reason why people are tuning out…by the same token, EJAMI could be accused of that too. The show, overall, sucks. DAYS really need new writers…there is no cliffhanger, ever….no mystery, no intrigue so no possible big payoffs like all the soaps used to do back in the day. Soaps always have been about huge payoffs, culmination of events (like when Carrie clocked Sami on her wedding day). Fans want that kind of stuff, not people walking around, talking about other people’s lives and do nothing. Soaps will die if they continue… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Exactly, EJami also makes the soap lose ratings. Sami and EJ are written TOTALLY out of character when together! EJ becomes such a pussy, and Sami is a whiny brat who can have the man she always lusts after, but constantly chooses someone else over him. She has nev loved him, so why does she even bother? I personally like Safe, but I think the writers should go in the direction of a Lumi pairing, because that will gain the soap more viewers. And, EJole are steamy together and should reunite.

TS
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TS

Great Insight Nickolas… lets hope someone from Days is reading these posts!!!

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

No one is saying that Safe is the only reason that is happening. The whole show is boring at the moment. Im still waiting for something exciting to happen. I dont watch it anymore but I still read spoilers. They bring the VETS back only to fire them after a few months and people like Rafe and his criminal sister are taking up alot of the airtime. Jennifer is thinking about Daniel and her husband hasnt been dead that long.

TS
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TS

I agree with you.. Days is very very very boring. I DVR it, but just delete it most of the time. Again.. just waiting for Kristen to come back and will see if they are smart about how they bring her back and if it gains any excitement to watch… Otherwise.. will be glad to have 5 more hours free on my DVR…

Sam
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Sam

Right in the money Myrtho, NCB, Sony, Corday and co are really really stupid, their loss if their soap is cancelled by making the same bad moves again and again and again..i am not even sorry for them anymore.

bettyrj
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bettyrj

Yes, why would Days rehire writers who were fired a year ago because the ratings tanked. MarDar had storylines that were more interesting; the Daysaster happened which was exciting, Sami was defending EJ’s innocence and it looked as if they were going to be together. The Olympics were over and boom! TomSell storylines started right off the bat with Rafe in Sami’s orbit yet again! What are fans to do? I admit that I am an EJami fan; James Scott and Alison Sweeney are awesome together. It would be great if the writers would capitalize on that couple instead of… Read more »

MK
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MK

they brought back stefano, and then shipped him off somewhere> where was the fall out for Bo, Hope, John, and Marlena. (also did someone forget that John and Hope are STILL Married?)

The Best thing is Sonny and Will, and Nick (not Melanie).

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Each serial has merits, and we nend to support all of them if we are ever to convince powers to invest in new programs. I think B&B enjoyed a bounce as viewers wanted to see the Ronn Moss sendoff.

We often berate the braodcast networks but I wonder if too many spoliers and too much advance casting/departure news has upset the nature of storytelling surprise. Sometimes I wonder if that is why fans don’t watch. They can follow so easily without doing so, Something to ponder.

Glen
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Glen

The GH ratings situation wasn’t as bad as it seemed. On the surface, the show did lose viewers. However, if you look at the day-to-day numbers, they actually gained audience from Tuesday (2.4 million) to Friday (2.6 million). Their demos were respectable, too (more than 600,000 in W18-49, beating B&B). And they were up from the same week last year by 66,000 viewers. In short, despite the loss, this was still one of GH’s best weeks in quite a while. Can’t wait to see the next set of numbers. From the overnights, it looks pretty good already.

Gloria E
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Gloria E

I watch B&B only to support the soap genre after the cancellations of my fav’s OLTL & AMC but I have to say this soap is the worst…I have to keep myself from throwing tomatoes at the screen with that whole stupid Liam, Steffy, Hope nonsense…what a bunch of losers…or not the characters but whoever writes them so disgusting…I cannot believe they are 1st among the soaps last week…

karen
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karen

I just finished replying to you…. Ooops but did it on my own. I agree. Lets put it that way. But i love Steffi she’s bold.

Gloria E
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Gloria E

I fast forward thru Liam & Steffy now that they are doing the nasty…& I mean NASTAY!!!!!! Hate both..Hope has redeemed herself unless she goes back to that trash Liam…

karen
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karen

Gloria, I agree. I started watching B&B due to amc/oltl cancellation. I always liked “Liam” when he was with us in our ABC line up soaps but the Hope saga gets on my nerves. Die hard fans seem to route for Liam and Hope. I happen to like Steffi but I’m a newby. I can not understand why writers would write such pathetic story lines like a young girl who allows a man to walk all over her, cheats on her, runs back to his x everytime she sneezes the wrong way. Just don’t get it. I believe Hope needs… Read more »

Gloria E
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Gloria E

U got that right..Do Steffy & Hope have noodles where their brains are supposed to be.??.They are obviously being written by a so-called man…..hanging on every word of some guy who treats them like doo doo & runs back & forth from one to the other & doesn’t know his own mind about who he really wants to be with..Liam is a so called man..& they both keep telling him “you are such a good man” ..I want to hurl when they say that….jmo…I kinda like Hope better but she is still a doormat when it comes to Liam…they need… Read more »

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Abe Goes to the Light While John Faces Off with MarDevil

Monday’s highly-anticipated episode of Days of our Lives did not disappoint. In fact, we think that this episode should be a strong contender for DAYS to consider for one of their Outstanding Drama Series submissions for next year’s Daytime Emmys.  Why? It has it all – emotional heart with Abe’s journey to and from the light, touching flashbacks, a great performance by James Reynolds, and some special effects and editing during the John (Drake Hogesytn) vs. MarDevil scenes, which also gave us a delicious performance by Deidre Hall.

At the start of the episode, Abe has flatlined after being shot as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) tries to revive him, but they are losing him.  As this is going on, Paulina (Jackée Harry), Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are gathered at the hospital awaiting news on Abe’s condition.  Later, Eli decides to go find out what is happening with Abe, and gets the shock of his life when he walks in on Abe flatlining, while Kayla tells him that Abe is gone.  Eli implores her to try to bring him back. He tells the others they are working on trying to save Abe, as Julie and Paulina bond, and later, Lani must call Theo and Brandon to let them know about Abe’s condition.

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Julie reminisces about Abe, and how they have known each other for 40 years, our wink-wink that this is James Reynolds’ 40th anniversary episode.   Then, we see Abe has gone to the light wearing a white sweater and who should he see but his beloved late wife, Lexie.  No, it’s not Renee Jones, but an actress who delivers Lexie’s lines, since it had been previously reported that Jones was unavailable for the episode.  In scenes with the replacement Lexie, Reynolds showed us why he is an MVP of DAYS.  He acted up a storm and brought the emotion regardless of who was standing there.

 

However, longtime viewers got a wonderful surprise when flashback clips of scenes between Renee Jones and Reynolds were shown and they were some major moments in the history of Abe and Lexie’s relationship including: the moment when Abe learns Lexie’s pregnant, the moment when he is disgusted by Lexie’s betrayal when he learned of her involvement in the Zack baby switch storyline, and what she did to Bo and Hope, all because she was desperate for a child. Later, it’s the five-hankie moment of when Lexie, who was dying from a brain tumor, passes away in Abe’s arms.

After all the flashbacks, Lexie tells Abe he needs to go back and not to come with her to heaven. He has children, and people who love him and need him. Eventually, he says his goodbyes to Lexie and returns to the present, just as Kayla is about to call his time of death in the hospital room. All of a sudden, Abe’s heart begins to beat.

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Kayla brings Julie, Eli, Lani, and Paulina the news that Abe will need surgery, but he will make it.  Then, Paulina and Lani make their way to see him. In another emotional moment, they tell him how much they love him (Paulina looks worried about her lie being exposed that Lani is not really Abe’s bio-daughter).  As the episode comes to its conclusion, we see the back of Lexie making sure Abe is safe and sound among the living, while signifying she is watching over him.

And if that was not enough, this episode also picked up where John had confronted MarDevil in the church, letting Satan knows he is on to him and that he is not going to win … he is going to get Marlena back.  Satan drives home the point that Marlena belongs to him now.  John is mortified as the cross on the church wall turns upside down. Later to show off his prowess and control, MarDevil turns the holy water blood red. As the scene progresses, MarDevil is jumping all over the church and showing up in different spots.

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John then gets the lowdown on how Satan struck a deal with Marlena to let Doug (Bill Hayes) live if she let him in.  That is followed, by some of the back-story of Marlena’s first possession over 25 years ago, and why it happened when she was alone and very distraught.  MarDevil even goes on to say that he tried once before to regain control of Marlena during the Salem Serial Killer storyline, but it did not work out that time, because all the victims turned out to be alive.  MarDevil brings up Stefano and how he had made Marlena believe John was dead which left her vulnerable.  He goes on to relate that Doug was the gateway for Marlena’s re-possession.

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MarDevil tells John what she did with Doug by committing him and how she wanted to kill Julie. John knows that Marlena can hear him and tries to bring her back, but as the devil struggles with that, ultimately, he wins and begins to show his strength to John tossing him around the church, where he is eventually is knocked unconscious and then dragged to, we don’t know where, by the MarDevil!

Throughout the scenes, Deidre Hall looked like she was having so much fun playing the devilish one in this campy storyline revisited.

So, what did you think of James Reynolds performance and his 40th anniversary episode? What was your favorite moment? Are you glad John knows for certain now that Marlena is once again possessed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Emily O’Brien Previews Her Directorial Debut and Short Film ‘Too Close’

She’s an actress, a voice-over talent, writer, and now she can add director to her impressive resumeDays of our Lives star Emily O’Brien (Gwen) has shared over the last 24 hours a preview clip of her short film, Too Close.

Emily stated via her Instagram account: “Here’s a peek at the trailer for my short film entitled Too Close– I am so fortunate to have made this with my beloved team alongside me. My vision couldn’t have been brought to life without any of you, I am truly touched by your tenacity & genuine love for creativity!”  O’Brien shared the hashtags: #directorialdebut #filmmaking #periodpiece #cinema #womeninfilm
#writeyourownstory #vintagefilm

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You can check out the teaser for the film below which centers on the story of a young man and woman in the 1950’s examining what it means when two people in a relationship are considered to be too close.

Let us know if you are intrigued by the preview, and would like to see Emily’s short film via the comment section below.

 

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Jensen Ackles Shares Heartfelt Message on Death of ‘Rust’ DP Halyna Hutchins: “This Has Been a Tragedy of Epic Proportions”

Former Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric and Ex-Dean)  took to his Instagram over the weekend to pay tribute to cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was tragically killed in New Mexico, on the set of the film Rust in which Ackles co-starred with Alec Baldwin and Frances Fisher. Baldwin is also one of the producers of the film.

Last Thursday, in the initial investigation reports surfaced that Baldwin discharged a “prop gun” leading to the death of Hutchins and injuring director, Joel Souza.  Since that time it has been reported that Baldwin was told by the assistant director, David Halls, that the weapon was a “cold gun” meaning not loaded with live rounds following its preparation by the film set’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez.  But in his affidavit statement, Halls says he was unaware that the prop gun contained live rounds when it was given to Baldwin for his scene.

The scene Baldwin was rehearsing was inside a church building at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. In new affidavit’s, it was noted that Baldwin was ‘cross drawing’ the weapon and pointing the gun towards the camera lens.

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A grief-stricken Ackles shared:  “I’m not even sure where to start.  This has been a tragedy of epic proportions that we are all still processing. Earlier last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna just how awesome I thought she was. I told her how incredible I thought her camera shots were and just how exciting it was to watch her and her team work. Truly. She laughed and said thank you and gave me a hug. I’ll forever be thankful we had that moment.  She had a spunk and passion that infected the entire crew from the top down. She was an inspiration. My heart and prayers go out to Halyna’s husband, son and the rest of her family. There just aren’t enough words to express what an immense loss this is. She will be incredibly missed by all of us who knew and admired her.”

Since Hutchins’ death, a video also surfaced of Ackles discussing his concerns for gun safety on the set of Rust at a Supernatural convention in Colorado prior to the tragedy.

Jensen told the crowd: “I’ve got a 6 a.m. call tomorrow to have a big shoot-out. They had me pick my gun. They were like, ‘Alright, what gun would you like?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know?’ and the armorer was like, ‘Do you have gun experience?’ I was like, ‘A little.’ And she’s like, ‘OK, well, this is how you load it, this is how we check it and make sure it’s safe. “So she’s like, ‘OK, I’m gonna put some blanks in there and I want you to just go and fire off a couple rounds towards the hill.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ So I put the belt on, I put the gun there, and I walked out and she’s like, ‘Just make sure that you know, you pull the hammer all the way back and you aim at your target.’ And I was like, ‘OK, I got it.’  The footage was originally on You Tube, but now has been taken down.

The investigation remains and open and active on what occurred on the set of Rust, according to the Santa Fe New Mexico Sheriff’s office.

So, what do you think about Jensen’s tribute in the wake of the Rust tragedy? Comment below.

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