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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Only Soap To Gain In Total Viewers and 18-49 Demo!

The ratings are out for the week of January 8 through the 12th, and it was Days of our Lives that was the lone daytime drama series to garner additional total viewers for the week and more.

The NBC soap opera added + 12,000, and also was the only show to add viewers in the key 18-49 womens demo. DAYS also added the most viewers in the 25-54 female demo.

In story, it was Tyler’s Christopher’s second week on air as Stefan O. DiMera, as well as Lani (Sal Stowers) learning that she was pregnant, and everybody double-crossing each other for control of DiMera Enterprises!

Over at The Young and the Restless, the top-rated CBS soap was strong in total households, and remained in the top spot, and showed some gains in the 25-54 demo.  The Bold and the Beautiful was down slightly in total viewers, and lost viewers in all the key demos.

As for General Hospital, they lost the most total viewers for the week with -75,000. and were down in key demos, but up in women 18-34.  View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,810,000 (-13,000/+123,000)
2. B&B 3,935,000 (-8,000/+144,000)
3. GH 2,815,000 (-74,000/+162,000)
4. DAYS 2,479,000 (+12,000/+127,000)

So, what have you thought about Days of our Lives recently?  Which is the best soap on the air right now? Which could use some help?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Tyler
Tyler

The Friday JToria rating is pretty LIT on Y&R

padange
padange

I like JToria but I don’t think they were instrumental for Friday’s ratings. Their hot love scene was several seconds before the end of the show.

I think, the weather likely had also a lot to do with soaps’ ratings increase this week (over the last year).

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

They do prove how much chemistry they have. I just have to wonder WHY they put them back together and if JT isn’t playing Victoria somehow.

su0000
su0000

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Days is coming on strong.. GH had best pick up its’ game.
And-
”Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings”
I believe there is a high percentage that does not watch Live+Same Day, really who does that LOL ..
Most all seem to be watching Anytime Anywhere at their convenience…

Audrey
Audrey

Unless you have a Nielsen box, it doesnt matter what /when or how you watch. Its not counted for these ratings.
If you have a box, watch live if possible or before midnight.

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

I thought they are taking into consideration DVR viewing within 24 hours or something like that.

blake
blake

You are correct Chrystie, DVR viewing does count towards ratings.

Celia
Celia

Yes, SuzieQ….I agree…..but, GO DAYS, anywhichway!!!!!!
Unless one loves Days and has been watching for many years, as I have ( since my toddler ‘days’ , LOL), one will never appreciate the bond with characters ( mostly the vets) …..and for the show itself….I applaud everything ….the actors, the writers, the staff , all their efforts to making DAYS great again!! Ha?!?! LOL.

Jimh
Jimh

its never really winter in Salem for some…its still January and yet Jen was only wearing some sleeveless dress in the town square and yet Eric had a coat and a scarf around his neck-lol

Celia
Celia

@Jimh.
LOL, Jimmy…in every soap, Jimmy, in every soap…..Sam ( GH) walking through ten feet of snow ( exagerating here, LOL), pregnant and wearing stilettos, and no coat….
It’s California….they forget.
Last month it was frigid in the northeast …..we put our winter gear on in the house, before exiting….
Very unrealistic….Sharon ( Y&R) vacuuming in stilettos…..too many discrepancies to count…but, we love our soaps, regardless, right??

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

Jimh,

That is how my 6 and 8-year-olds dress when it is in the 30s and 40s in California. Flip flops and shorts and run out of the house without a jacket. But they will wear long sleeves when it is 100 just because they are too lazy to find something suitable for the weather. HaHa!

Celia
Celia

I am getting completely different vibes….what is John Black doing? Did he kill Andre? I think that all these weird ‘maneuvers’ by him are heralding his departure?
Days is doing superbly….either he is leaving or there is a plotline in the works, where John is ‘pushed’ to kill Steve? Who are the bad guys behind this?

blake
blake

Seems he was programmed to be The Pawn again. With all the Stefano talk it makes you wonder.

Celia
Celia

@blake.
Hi, blake,
Stefano did cross my mind, blake…..Hattie as his minion?…..Is Andre really dead? Did Stefano put Stefan O and Vivian up to no good????
Love tuning in everyday…..anticipation gets the adrenalin going…LOL.

John
John

Ratings will continue to slide until they hire Genie Francis back !

Celia
Celia

Yes, John…Genie is gold….now, Nathan!!! I am going to miss those eyes….that face…that body!! LOL.
Seriously, Nathan and Maxie were a shining light…..who made Lulu and Dante look like what is sooo bland in a marriage. I think he’ll be back? Does he have another ‘job’ in sight?
I hope Griffin is not next. …..or Kevin. Please, not Kevin….he’s waiting for Laura to return safely, from Paris, and straight into his warm, strong, empty arms. Oh, yeah!!
Get rid of Wes…..he was a catalyst to Faison’s capture….he’s done…..but, as I mentioned when he first came, and lately, he may be Anna’s son….or could be Alex’s ( AMC) . He could have been reared by evil aunt Charlotte ( AMC) who was in cahoots with Faison? I still think Griffin fits into this ‘melodrama’…..not Duke’s son.

Carrie
Carrie

I’m worried they are about to make Kevin insane. Was Kin hinting at that in the preview? Was Kevin holding Cesar’s autopsied brain in the preview? Is Kevin about to turn into a mad scientist and Jon gets sent packing like Genie?

Celia
Celia

@Carrie.
Hi, Carrie,
I was just going to say that….I got the same impression from the previews.
You are so right in thinking it….I, also, suspect ( probably wrongly) that Kevin may have been working with Andre?
Maybe, Kevin wants to study the brain of a maniac ( Faison’s) and what makes it tick?….. I mean, he does want to conduct a study on Franco….the more the merrier?? LOL.
If TPTB are ‘kicking’ Kevin to the curb, it was a last minute decision….just as as Laura….just as Andre.
In that case, what of Genie? Gone for good? Laura with no Kevin? I was hoping against hope, Carrie, that everything would be ironed out and PC would get back to ‘normal’, whatever normal is.
As it is, what storylines will we be watching? The incredibles? Sonny and the gang?
Oh, wait—Julian, the other crook with his ex/new bride, the mayor. Oh, joy!!

Shay
Shay

“The Incredibles?” Oh, that’s a good one, CeeCeeGirl! Never say never where Sonny is concerned…no matter how much of him we get, there’s always room for more! As for “whatever normal is” in Port Charles remains anyone’s guess when crypt trysts, endless gangster goings-on, adults acting like hormonally-charged teens and the “living dead” are par for the course! To put it another way, whatever is generally-referred to as socially-acceptable behavior is considered outre’ in the @$$-backward GH universe! But this bizarro Kevin thing may be a bridge too far even for this whacked-out waterfront town. Perhaps Genie Francis should thank her lucky stars she doesn’t have to be a party to such a profoundly disturbing storyline, but the fans are still being robbed of her potentially fine performances by Laura’s uncalled-for departure!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Griffin is a wussy! Why was he almost in tears as they wheeled Nathan in on a stretcher and then too surgery? I cannot imagine doctors getting so emotional.

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
Hi, Shaybelle,
LOL…”The Incredibles” and “The Invincibles”….what more a’ propos name is there to describe the “chosen” ones? They have overtaken GH……nowhere to run.
I don’t get the reason why TPTB are turning Carly into a worse shrew than she already is….now she bullies pregnant women? …she wears the pants…I know it’s a passe’ expression, but what kind of hardened mafioso is Sonny? Carly needs to be tied down….sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong, is her life’s mission. Fishwife.
The fact that Sonny said his father ‘hangs’ with the wrong people drew an unlady-like snort from me, …HaHa. Isn’t he, himself, the wrong “kind of people”? Unreal!!
Furthermore, Avery calls Carly, “Mommy”? That is truly an abomination….
Pray tell, writers….what, exactly, makes Sonny and Carly better parents?
A couple of wrongs ( among so many more) need to be made right: vindicate AJ’s death; and , give Avery back to her REAL mother…..that is soooo wrong everywhichway.
Perhaps, you’re right in saying Genie is better off staying away from the thorns and bramble, Shay.
I am not a violent person because I have never had the need to strike anyone, LOL…but I wish Nelle had landed one upside Carly’s head, albeit Nelle is no angel, but, no more devilish than Carly….they are cut from the same multi-colored cloth…….
…..outstanding waterworks, I must say.

Celia
Celia

@Timmm.
Hi, T,
Matt was probably emotional because he knew Ryan was leaving…..they may have become good friends….as Dominick. I thought DZ was so authentic in expressing his emotions.
Sure, they were acting, but some of their ‘real’ personal feelings do come into play, I would think.
I do get what you’re saying….doctors should be impassive when it comes to patients. Their job is to be rational, stoic and professional
LOL, T, ….I have seen doctors get teary-eyed and emotional, in real life….trust me….they are human ….. The way you said it, cracked me up….

Anthony
Anthony

It likely took a chunk out of the budget to bring Steve Burton back, so I would expect more exits over the next weeks.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Ryan chose to leave; has his own jewelry line and wants to do more films, preferably action.

I’m hoping Kevin doesn’t leave. Ugh..what if we find out he’s really his supposedly deranged dead brother!!!!??? Please no….

Timmm
Timmm

Yeah and the hurricane in Puerto Rico was Steve Burton’s fault to!

Timmm
Timmm

Yeah, her stories were so riveting! Its over Johnny!

Pat
Pat

GH’s ratings will keep going down and down some more unless/until Genie is brought back. The show has become such an unwatchable hot mess under the smug, arrogant Frank Valentini. It’s abundantly clear that he, his staff, and TPTB at ABC have zero regard for fans who’ve supported this show for years. All they care about is having Frank’s personal pets front and center on the show day after day, week after week. I’m done. This is no longer General Hospital and hasn’t been for quite some time. It’s surprising they haven’t changed the title.

Several of my friends who watched GH for 35+ years also gave the show up permanently within the last year, and I bet there’s much more where that came from.

Celia
Celia

You are so right, Pat,….I posted on the Ryan Peavey site out of habit…..LOL….I guess I was caught up in his possible death?, and Ms Gati’s impassioned scene, over her son.
As I said, Genie is gold and her ‘non-presence’ is strongly, and deeply felt…..GH needs to straighten itself out in the name of survival.

Shay
Shay

Let’s face it, CeeCee, there’s not a dime’s worth of difference amongst any of the soap threads anymore…no matter the places, the names remain the same!

Timmm
Timmm

Genie was off the show for large parts of many years and the show did fine in the ratings.

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

I think it’s a good sign that all 4 soaps were up from the same time last year.

Anthony
Anthony

With head writing duties being assumed by Ron Carlivati, it isn’t at all surprising that Days is seeing an uptick. This guy knows how to write a soap! GH started to flounder immediately following his departure, and it has become virtually unwatchable. The new writing team really dropped the ball with the return of Steve Burton to the point where they are rewriting history and disrespecting viewer’s intelligence. When good actors struggle with poor writing it is obvious, and that’s what is now happening episode after episode. Can’t help but wonder if this is the network’s plan so they have a reason to cancel their last remaining soap.

Patrick
Patrick

“…actors struggle with poor writing it is obvious, and that’s what is now happening ” it pains me… I can agonize … argh! do I thank the soap god that I can at least watch more than 1 ? be positive @ ^ Andrew Haas.. that ALL four serials ARE on an uptick from 1 year ago. it’s amazing because i’m so caught up in DAYS and GH… and yet I’m keeping up with @GH because of all the fervor that’s going on. DAYS is going so well… that I can watch @my leisure. it’s a beautiful thing altho… I’m so emotional about Steve “Patch” and JOHN. he’s doing this for a reason I cannot fathom… tried to share with @Celia… that it’s John way of bringing about a miracle.. and we’ll see Steve soon getting both his eyes . OY. because I can’t answer…what I will offer… is it’s said it’s tied in to Lisa Rinna ‘ Billie. even then i’m like what’s going on. who killed my new favorite ? Andre. I want to keep on celebrating this man. Thaao … I really appreciate what he brings to this show… he’s like this contemporary and classic combined… a mix and aura of high brow and wheeling and dealing shenanigan that gets misunderstood… he’s a mixed bag of comedy drama and hi jinx… the full on throttle for watching his acting skill and mindset REEL… GOD… hope know one minds that usage… Anna and Roman… this is going to be 5 hankie day or what have you when Christie Clark reunites with HER biological parents… I LOVE THIS. I’ve always said @DOOL NEEDS to bring her back full time… because I oft wanted , when Sami left.. for her to pass the heroine and beacon to her sister Carrie. can we say… RAFE…. hot RAFE.. the hottest couple …with Chad and Abs… CARRIE – and – RAFE. hotted me out Will and Paul w/Sonny: IMAGINE my surprise when I truly thought the obvious that it was a done deal… Sonny and Will…. would reunite.. and I had imagined my crestfallen… disappointment for Paul… as he would step back as the heralded couple would just step up. PAUL and WILL are working magic… this dance I never imagined… kudos boffo and cajones to WILL . YES…. my WILL manning UP .. because Paul is HOT. hey I take the grandma Marlena approach… with . when it comes to Wills happiness… i’m welling up because it’s Paul and Will !!! Lani and JJ – I LOVE THESE TWO TO BITS. THANK again the soap god… that @DAYS rehired Lani… she’s a dream .. her simple acting approach… not emitting too much but plenty of axpression in her face tells it all… she full on LOVES … loves the people in her life… from dad Abe to brother Theo to JJ to respecting Valerie… and of course her attraction to Eli… and woah the combustion between her and JJ.. is real. Casey… Read more »

Patrick
Patrick

I want my little starlet… Claire… I adore how well you’ve mixed as well… HEY we have got to prop the younger set. any way…. she’s been doing just fine on her own…. I wouldn’t mind a scene or two from Marlena and John… just to keep them mixed in that much more.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I absolutely love Tyler Christopher in his new role as Stefan O. (Rather ironic since Stephen Nichols played his uncle on GH as “Stefan” Cassadine. I always missed Nichols on GH; loved his portrayai as Stefan Cassadine and I loved the scenes at the mansion in the early days…when Stefan and Nicolas moved there…and Alexis was found out to be Stefan’s half sister/Nic’s aunt. The parties they had there..the Masquerade Ball, etc. That was such an incredible time on GH…really packed with adventure, intrigue and magic…

But I digress! I love seeing both actors on Days as well as Mary Beth, Wally and Greg Vaughn. It’s like GH2! I hope Tyler and Stephen have some scenes together…

I think the actress playing Ciara is gorgeous; love her hair. On the other hand, I am, to be polite, not that enthralled with Olivia Rose Keegan…Claire…on any level.

And, if Steve (Monsieur Nicols) says, “I love you, BABY” one more time…ahhhh…can he not call Kayla by any other name???? Baby, baby, baby…no. Do love them though…

I see a romance brewing between Ciara and Tripp. And, with all her love for Theo, Claire will probably wind up being jealous.

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

Oh man, you said it all!

I also am one who really appreciates an actor who can convey so much with just their eyes. It is a rare talent and not many exhibit. Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Ben Stiller (There’s Something About Mary), and Matthew Rhys (The Americans) — this guy could put his body on vacation and just leave his eyes in the scene, he is that good! They all seem to exhibit this organic affect that really resonates with me and does not seem forced.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL Chrystie_Delancey…There’s Something About Mary was hilarious! That dog…when he attacked? Hahahah…too funny!

Damien
Damien

Patrick. I hear u loud and clear. I totally agree with you about Carrie, JJ, Abby and Stefan, and Tripp. Those are my must see characters and stories. I disagree with Eric and Jenn though. I d love to see Eric together witj Jenn til Nicole comes back to rekindle their romance. Ericole are a days supercouple.

Celia
Celia

Oh, Patrick!!!!….my poet….Noooo, not Claire—terrible acting….and, albeit I like nuCiera better than the sorased original, she overacts…..no one can do a 180 the way this characted did..—-not believable.
Tripp ( sp) is unbelievably good ( the actor; that is). He is ‘collected’ and mature for his age….he ‘has it bad’ for Claire ( ugh), but tries hard to control himself.
You know what I think? Tripp and Ciera will fall for each other….I will welcome that—Claire is like Devon ( Y&R) to me……they both look twelve.
Thanks for the heads-ip, my friend…..you think John is messing with Steve’s beverages as a means to an end? A good end?….that is, to seek an ophthalmologist where he will need surgery, and voila’, Steve, miraculously, gets his eyesight back? Hmmmm….I give you an A+ for that assumption, Patrick.
This would exculpate John…..we shall see.
RAFE!!!!! Anyone with Rafe is fine with me….just not Hope.

Celia
Celia

Patrick…poet or pirate???? LOL, ARGH!!!! Both? Pirates have been known to ‘poeticize’ …
Sandman comes ‘n starts ‘t raise.
Golden dunes o’ fairyland.
A world o’ dreams ahead now lays.
Come on lovely close yer eyes,
‘n by th’ gods o’ sea ‘n sky.
Start ‘n sail on puffy clouds.
This was my Scottish grandfather’s favorite lullaby. LOL.
Little Lauren….still miss her….there are no children left on this show….well, just babies, which we hardly see.
Ciera needs to calm down…..she was such a malleable child…..she hasn’t been gone that long for her to come back as a holy terror—-so contrary. I’m not saying I don’t like her because I do…..it’s Claire that makes me grind my teeth, LOL…sorry, Patrick, I know you like her….

Maca
Maca

Days is the best!!

xmascarol
xmascarol

Great job Days and it sure helps that Vivian is back and Eve too.Oh ya I am 65 so us old people watch it too lol I never miss and episode.Been watching it for over 30 years now.

blake
blake

That’s great, I love watching Days too!

rose
rose

One thing I have noticed about Y&R and Days is that CBS and NBC promo them with ads throughout the day. You wouldn’t think it was their preferred demo, but saw Y&R teaser just this morning on CBS morning news. Can’t hurt. Whereas ABC does nothing with GH.

Timmm
Timmm

The writers on GH have done a decent job.

Over at Y&R which has such good ratings, the stories SUCK! Dina was the best part of the show and she is off the air. Thank God Scott is gone! Nick, Noah, Billy, and Mariah are floating around with nothing to do. ANYONE attached to Devon is FF city! He gets all this screen time and he is the worst! Michelle Stafford could be finishing up at GH, bring her back, for starters. AND, Muhney can save the show. It just has to be written and produced as an american soap and not some over seas garbage!

Celia
Celia

Agreed, T……especially the MS and MM part!!
I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t take Devon seriously….to have Hilary go over his head the way she did? Well it speaks volumes as to his weak character as the head of a large company, and as a man.

Patrick
Patrick

D – I – D

(you) or any one … catch

the underlying simmering tantalizing sexualities @Carrie and Rafe ! WOW Christie Clark with her shoulder length hair LOOKING FINE. OH it was All I could to contain myself

Picture it : Christie Clark HAS to BE HIRED.

Carrie and dad Roman
Carrie and Rafe. sorry Hope..

it was a nice “dig” about Carrie knowing Rafe slept with Sami. as Rafe .. wants to get to the point… what are going to do ?

to see this family together… in one place !

JOSH TAYLOR has been so bang up job. he deserves to have “HIS” own daughter in Salem.

Rafe never looked hotter and dancing

Carrie , my Carrie

blake
blake

I agree that Carrie needs to be back full time again! I’d love to see carrie and Rafe together again. Carrie’s return is really shaking Hope up.

alice cavanaugh
alice cavanaugh

I think that having homosexuality is wrong on your show. I caught my 2 young sons watching it after school. I was horrified. I never watched it again myself. My 2 sons saw them in bed. I had to get this channel blocked. .

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Gabi’s Revenge Plot Begins To Unfold; Watch Out Abigail and Stefan!

Evil Gabi is back on Days of our Lives, and that means some great material for Camila Banus (Gabi) to sink her teeth into. After all, who doesn’t love a Gabi scorned?!  This week, viewers already learned that Gabi has already switched the paternity results to make it look as if Stefan (Tyler Christopher) is the father of Abigail’s (Marci Miller) unborn child, when it is really Chad’s (Billy Flynn).  To top it off, she is manipulating and “advising” Gabi on what to do about her paternity secret

On Tuesday’s episode while in the park, Gabi reflects on changing the paternity results and says out loud to herself: “Karma is a bitch. Since you and Stefan ruined my life …” but she stops talking when all of a sudden Stefan appears.  He wants to talk about “Gabi Chic”, and their mutual business interests, but she’s not having it one bit!

She blasts him and his fictitious girlfriend “Gabby” for framing her for murder, and all that has transpired in her life since then including: being beaten up in prison, which has left her unable to have any more children, due to a surgery and an infection she developed while in the slammer for a crime she did not commit.

Gabi says she is not like her ‘Madre.”  She believes in revenge and that people like him deserve to be punished, and that she wants to see him suffer like she has. Stefan is hoping that Gabi will eventually trust him, put the past behind them, and work together.  Stefan exits and once alone, a vengeful Gabi says:  “You and your little whore, Gabby, took something from me that’s precious. Now it’s my turn to take something from you.”

Then to put an exclamation point on her revenge plot, Gabi grins that “all hell will break loose.”

Are you glad to see Gabi back with an edge as she plans to make Abigail and Stefan’s life a living hell? What do you think will be the next move in her master plot? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Preview – Week of July 16, 2018

This week on Days of our Lives, hell hath no fury like a Gabi (Camila Banus) scorned!  Now out for revenge after receiving devastating news that she can never conceive another child, Gabi has switched the DNA results to make it appear to Abigail (Marci Miller) that Stefan (Tyler Christopher) is the father of her unborn baby.

How far will Gabi continue to sink to carry out this lie and to give payback to Stefan and Abigail as her alter “Gabby” for sending her to prison for a crime she did not commit? Is her former lover, Chad (Billy Flynn) collateral damage in all of this?

Meanwhile, Brady (Eric Martsolf) prepares to say goodbye to his son, Tate after losing custody of his son when the judge rules in Theresa’s (Jen Lilley) favor, but will fate intervene, allowing Brady to keep his son after all?

Check out more teasers for this week’s DAYS below, and then watch the latest promo for this week’s episodes via NBC here.

Now, let us know which story are you most interested to see play out? Comment below 

Monday, July 16

JJ takes the fall in order to help Theresa

Tuesday, July 17

Gabi takes Stefan to task and reveals her resentment towards “Gabby

Wednesday, July 18

Wracked with guilt, Eve admits to Chloe she’s partly responsible for Brady losing custody of Tat

Thursday, July 19

Claire asks Ciara if she’s moving on with Ben

Friday, July 20, 2018

Will receives a shocking note.

 

 

 

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ben Fights Off His “Killer” Instincts As Rob Scott Wilson Delivers Power Performance Of The Week

In Days of our Lives’ version of Beauty and the Beast, in this case Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is the ‘beauty’ and Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) is the ‘beast’ she is to tame, last Thursday and Friday’s episodes illustrated to us where this duo could be heading in the future.

But first things, first.  The situation took a horrifying turn for Ciara, and for Ben, when he runs into the cabin beside himself!  He informs Ciara he went to the pharmacy to get his prescription but the police have swarmed the place.  Getting more and more agitated, Ben tells Ciara, he blames her, and her mother, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for putting an APB out on him!  Ciara says she didn’t say anything to her mother.   But, Ben is losing his grip on reality fast and he desperately needs his meds.  He’s on edge and begs her not to call Hope, as he can’t go back to the sanitarium.  Ciara tries to calm Ben down and insists that she won’t to that to him, but suddenly, he becomes more unglued and stomps on her cell phone!

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Next, Ben is hallucinating thinking he has handcuffed Ciara to the bed – the same thing he did to Abigail!   He sees Ciara in the handcuffs.  Ciara tells him she is not in them and to look at her hands.  All of a sudden, as she tells him she is on his side, and will help him through this, he calls her, “a lying little whore, just like the rest of them.”  Ben thinks she believes he is a ‘killer’ like everyone else, because she has now grabbed a knife to defend herself.

Ben tells Ciara that maybe he hasn’t changed at all, he is a serial killer, and now that he is off his meds he sees things very clearly. Ciara tries to calm him down and assure him everything will be OK.  When he closes his eyes and then opens them, he still sees that Ciara is handcuffed to the bed.  Crawling more and more out of his skin, Ben begins to hear his father, Clyde saying, “She’s lying to you, boy …trying to fool you … the same as that slut Abigail.”

Now, Ben hallucinates that Clyde (James Read) is in the cabin, egging him on to strangle Ciara, red necktie and all!  As Ben fights off his father’s attempts to make him do heinous things to Ciara, (he even hears Clyde telling him to burn down the cabin), yielding a knife Ciara calms Ben down saying Clyde is not really there.  Ben admits he doesn’t know what’s real anymore.  Ciara puts her knife down and offers her hand to hold on to. Ben takes Ciara’s hand and sits down as Clyde’s image fades away.  Ciara begs Ben to run to the pharmacy to get his meds. She promises she will not use her phone.  Ben exits.

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However on Cliffhanger Friday, Ciara is engulfed in flames in the cabin, with no Ben to be found, and Rafe (Galen Gering) getting a signal from her cell directing him and Hope on a collision course with Ciara and Ben.

Throughout the two episodes of Ben’s battle with his sanity and how he is haunted by what he has done to others, and vacillating. between reality and delusional, Rob Scott Wilson illustrated once again, that given the material that his performances of Ben are mesmerizing. Wilson’s scenes make you stop whatever you may be doing, and take notice.  That is why Rob is our pick for the “Power Performance of the Week.”

So, what did you think of Rob’s performance?  What did you think of what happened in the cabin between Ben and Ciara? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Rob Scott Wilson as Ben

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