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REPORT: Melissa Reeves Will Be Returning to DAYS For Christmas Episode

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Over the weekend, soap opera fan Kelli Gustafson revealed on Twitter that at a fan event she attended featuring Scott and Melissa Reeves, that she received some interesting intel.

According to her tweet, Melissa Reeves will be returning to Days of our Lives in her signature role of Jennifer Horton Deveraux for Christmas.  What we don’t know is if Reeves will be just making a visit, or be back in Salem more long-term.  Gustafson shared that Melissa confirmed it herself.

As DAYS fans know, Cady McClain stepped into the role of Jennifer, after Reeves chose not to come back from Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic and stay with her family, instead of heading to L.A. to film days and flying back and forth to Tennessee.

McClain took home a Daytime Emmy this past June for her work in the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series category.

So, are you hoping this proves true and Melissa comes back to Days for Christmas if even for a short visit? Comment below.

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Phil
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Phil

Honestly, I was hoping she would never come back. The backstage drama isn’t necessary and lord knows she brings a lot of it. They should have just kept Cady full-time

Lew S
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Lew S

My thoughts exactly!

KJ
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KJ

Me three! I lovvvvve Cady McClain and she was perfect in the role.

Rodd
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Rodd

Come on! How are we supposed to be happy about this? She wanted an extend leave for matters that are totally hers and I respect that. But the fans deserve a “Jennifer” that will be there for them. Cady did a great job in the role. So unless Melissa is coming back full-time, stay gone and bring Cady back. The reason they have for “Jennifer” being in Boston is sooo awful it hurts credibility.

Virginia Girl
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Virginia Girl

I certainly hope that Melissa comes back for a much longer stay. She is a mainstay of the Horton family and is dearly missed.

Fran Steadman
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Fran Steadman

I wish Melissa would come back as well. She played a great character on the show, and I just could not seem to care for Cady McClain in the part. I’ve watched the show almost from day one, and “Missy” was such a fixture to me. She was also wonderful to meet in person and great to talk to.

MJ100
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MJ100

Ugh.

Chaz
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Chaz

Frankly, I’d prefer Cady McClain to take over the role full time.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Should be Cady McClain full-time.

Clare
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Clare

It wasn’t a fan event. That is misinformation reported by another Soap e-publication that made assumptions.

Dean Morgan
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Dean Morgan

I am so torn on who should be playing Jennifer. I truly am. I grew up with Missy as Jennifer. Over the decades, she truly has done some great work and her chemistry opposite Ashford is undeniable. However, I don’t support her likes, tweets, etc. I also loved Cady McClain’s work as Jennifer. As a fan of Cady’s from her ATWT years, I knew she wouldn’t disappoint and she certainly didn’t. Her Jennifer had a different energy, her scenes opposite Ashford and Koslow strong, with Emmy voters agreeing by awarding her the statue. I love Jennifer Rose. I miss her… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I hope it’s short-term for Melissa. How can Jennifer be out of town THAT LONG dealing with her mother’s estate, etc (in a soap opera)… Cady should have been named to return within three months of her departure, in soap land nothing takes that long. For Jennifer to be gone from…. what February/March to December, is SO LONG. What the hell? I hope this is short term for Melissa Reeves, to tie up her time at DAYS and retire. That’s my hope. I think the show should have continued with Cady in the role and have Jennifer return months ago,… Read more »

Barry
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Barry

I’m excited to have her back! She’s a Horton and we need the family to be together.

Moto62
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Moto62

THATS THE BEST NEWS IVE EVER HEARD!!!!

Adam
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Adam

Yay, so glad she is coming back. She is one of my favorites. She was missed. Didn’t care for the substitute one.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I’m a little surprised to find so many people agree with me that she should just have stayed gone. I preferred Cady McClain’s version of the character–who I do think should be on the canvas, definitely. I was surprised they tried recasting (even temporarily), surprised it worked out as well as it did–but it did, for me at least, and I wish they’d stick with the new direction.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Michael(not Fairman),
I also preferred Cady as Jennifer and also loved her as Nina on GH and every other role she has played. Enough said.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Cady never played Nina Reeves on GH. Michelle Stafford originated the role, and it was rumoured that Cady McClain would be the recast, however the role went to the fabulous Cynthia Watros. Cady McClain deserved to have permanently taken over the role of Jennifer Horton. She did a fab job on DAYS and won an Emmy for it, too! 🙂

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jeremy,
OMG, I knew that and my only excuse is maybe it was wishful thinking or old-timers desease. Thanks for pointing it out.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Sure thing.

Patrick
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Patrick

she sure has “changed” she looks like ex Amanda Barrington, @General Hospital : Anne Jeffreys

Please just put it “ALL” to rest. Stay Home

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Thanks Patrick, you saved me from racking my brain any further.I kept wondering who she reminded me of and you came up with the answer. I loved Anne Jeffreys in the movies and other TV. Did not see her on GH. You are probably too young to remember Topper in the Fifty’s. Loved the dog!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Couldn’t care less at this point.

KJ
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KJ

I loved the energy that Cady McClain had with Jack — just seemed more of a ‘woman’ or a real adult than Melissa Reeves. I’m really not looking forward to them going back because it means Cady cannot come back again? Ugh! I wish they would also recast Hope. Keep the characters moving on!

Satan
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Satan

No more recasts under the ReRon regime. After fake “Eve” and the bug eyed abomination which had ZERO resemblance to Diana Colville, they don’t get to bring back any long term absent characters.

Temp Jen was at least tolerable. As was the “NuClaire” (despite being literally older than her own mother should be). And – in typical ReRon fashion, those are the recasts they DIDN’T keep around. Go figure.

Looking forward to the REAL Kristen’s return on the Peacock thing…. NOT looking forward to the Sonny recast, for all the reasons mentioned above.

Recast Hope?? Hell forbid that ever happens.

Cecil James
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Cecil James

Melissa Missy Brennan is back that’s such great news plus they need to bring back actor Michael Weiss to reprise his role of Mike Horton.

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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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