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REPORT: Kate Mansi Returning To DAYS!

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After word got out on Wednesday morning that Marci Miller has decided to depart Days of our Lives, multiple outlets are reporting from sources that none other than Kate Mansi is on her way back to the Daytime Emmy Award-winning drama series to reprise the role of Abigail!

Mansi, decided to leave DAYS back at the end of 2016, which prompted an exhaustive and lengthy search for her replacement … enter Marci Miller.

But now that Miller is on her way to pursue other acting endeavors, Mansi, who left the series for the same reason, is now coming home to Salem.

However, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Mansi’s return as Abigail is for a short-term run starting this summer.  Remember, DAYS also tapes six months in advance.

As for Kate, she won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 2017 at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmys for her performance.

So, excited that Kate Mansi is reportedly coming back to DAYS? Comment below.

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Well at least this means the ridiculous DID story will be over, because there’s not a snowball’s chance in my back yard that Kate Mansi could pull that off.

Marci Miller was much better in the role. It’s too bad that most of her airtime on the show was wasted on ReRon’s cookie cutter plotpoint dragonshit writing.

Phil
Phil

What does ReRon mean? I actually liked this story, because of how phenomenal Marci Miller played it out! It’s funny because everyone said Marci had big shoes to fill, and now I’m saying Kate Mansi has even bigger shoes to refill! Why not just write Abby out now and be done with it! I’m guessing Chad will be with Gabi which makes me sick been there done that! Or he will be with Mimi who is returning soon! Or he will leave as well! Anything but Chad and Gabi! I want Gabi and JJ together! Abby has become my favorite though under Marci Miller so not sure I’m going to continue liking the show as much!

Jimh
Jimh

Ok…i guess Ab will be sent away for treatments like Laura until a suitable replacement is found after Mansi’s short stint

Jimh
Jimh

or gone for some time like Laura was…

Patrick
Patrick

I can hope… that Kate Mansi … MUST follow Marci Miller take.. that SHE be her own woman… and leave the Horton beacon of righteous at the front door. yeah.. when she must feature scenes with Jenny Bear.

Kate herself is an awarded heroine. BACK BONE your chutzpah and the rest will follow

this is huge stuff… the DiMera Mystique is still driving

Mary SF
Mary SF

It sounds like Miller not renewing her contract came as a surprise and since so much of the story is plotted in advance they just need Mansi back temporarily to wrap the story of Abby– after that I predict the character will be written off– maybe recast much later in the future—at least I hope so because Abigail is a legacy character and I would hate for the show to lose her.

Stacy Currington
Stacy Currington

There is far too much story line for the character simply because of the DID situation and the actions of each alter, for them to write her off for long. What I can see, with Vivs return from the dead coming soon is Abby or should I say Gabby pregnant by Stephen or Chad, no one knows, and Viv kidnapping her while they recast the actress. Returns with baby Chephen?

Celia
Celia

oh, Lordy Lord….I am beside myself with euphoria; I don’t know what to do with it. Welcome home, Abby!!…oh, WOW, WOW, WOW!!…I am speechless.

Stacy Currington
Stacy Currington

I know. Im so excited to have Kate back. She will always be Abigail to me. Marci was excellent in the role but she simply isn’t Abby.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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