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Stephen Nichols On His DAYS Return As Stefano: “I Knew I Didn’t Want To Be A Cheap Imitation.”

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By now, Days of our Lives fans have witnessed that the heralded return of longtime favorite, Stephen Nichols came with a twist.  When Nichols re-emerged on the canvas, he was now playing Stefano DiMera, but in the face and body of what seems to be Steve “Patch” Johnson.

Nichols, who along with Mary Beth Evans, have been known as enduring supercouple Patch and Kayla, and now they find themselves in the Salem time jump in a different set of circumstances,  First of all, Kayla is romantically involved with Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth), and Nichols returned as Stefano and is in ca-hoots with Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso).

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In an interview in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Stephen opens up about taking on the classic soap villain role made famous by the late, great Joe Mascolo.

Nichols admitted there was some trepidation taking on and in approaching how to portray the role: “It was daunting and a major challenge to take on. I knew I didn’t want to be a cheap imitation. I wanted to get Stefano’s essence.”

In preparing for his new journey on DAYS, Nichols noted: “I watched the master, Joe Mascolo.  I got lots of videos of Stefano. Stefano in every mode: Manipulating, laughing, Stefano with the ladies, with his children, and, of course, Stefano raging.”

So, what have you thought of Stephen as Stefano thus far?  What do you think of the plot twist? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Louie
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Louie

Stephen is fabulous and very talented;problem is the way the arc was written…Stefano is an iconic character and writers may have wanted to look at the history and popularity of him.. Now, we just need Kayla help put an end to this because after almost a year of Gina–it’s tiring. Please Stephen and Mary Beth on screen together are magic and can help overcome some of this stupidness.

Anne
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Anne

I admit that I am intrigued by the idea of Stefano with Steve Johnson’s face.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree, Anne… and he’s doing a great job. Love Stephen Nichols back to his days as Stefan on GH. And people need to get over the thought that he’s “replacing” Joe Mascolo. It’s not a “recast”…it’s a story of a man’s “being” brought alive in another’s body. True, soapy stuff and I’m sure a blast to play for Nichols.

Kat
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Kat

No I like the new role he’s taken on challenging after you get used to it I like him this way you have to give him a chance playing a whole new character and I do like Kayla and Justin together but for but we need to find someone suitable 4 steppy

Adam
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Adam

This plot is plain dumb, Joseph Moscolo must be rolling in his grave. Days time jump sucks, the princess Gina storyline sucks, the accent is terrible, poor Kristian Alfonso same repeated storylines. Lol. I do like Ben and Ciara.

Barb Jicomelli
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Barb Jicomelli

I agree! Do not like time jump
Seems like it is all a bad dream
I’ve been watching for 42 yrs
Can’t get my head around most of the story lines!

Hazel FLEENOR
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Hazel FLEENOR

Same for me. I just don’t understand why they are doing it this way. It’s very confusing!!

Carm
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Carm

Don’t like storyline either. Also, have missed do much because of Empeachment circus Am totally lost. Have been watching DAYS for many, many, many years and and am disappointed in this story line

Shauna Danraj
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Shauna Danraj

So true

Jody sorlie
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Jody sorlie

I agree on all you said. This show sucks now. Been watching days since the beginning.

Mary Hawkins
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Mary Hawkins

I agree have been watching since inception of show. Just not interested anymore. I always was looking forward to show. I am 75 yrs old now and very disappointed the direction of show now.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

I wish that you all could hang in there and soon it should become clear as mud!
No really, give it a chance. I saw it at first as many of you do, but after a while I started realizing that it is sort of tongue in cheek and not reality.

Patrick Rose
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Patrick Rose

“it’s THEE best show on the air” for what it’s worth… heck i’m still enjoying looking at “Patch” without his patch. I so agree with “ONE” poster’ who said… overall… she/he LIKES @DAYS reboot… sans , as expected, the Kristian Alfonso “Princess Gina”. ???? I so agree. I love the whole damn show. I have given up on @GH. surprised at how I haven’t watched in 3-4 months. reading up on this site will keep me abreast… otherwise… GOODBYE Shelly riddance

Jaime
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Jaime

What is clear is character assassination and horrible stories are killing days!!!! Hate Kayla and Justin can they just be gone

Patricia Sanchez
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Patricia Sanchez

I totally agree. I think is stupid.

Brenda Keene
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Brenda Keene

I agree, I can not STAND listening to Gina’s awful ancient anymore!! Please just STOP IT already!! And, don’t even go there to break up John and Marlena!! They are solid and should stay that way! I like Zander and Sarah together and please just let Eric and Nicole have their happily ever after!! I love having Chad and Abby back, so dont go messing with that couple either! Gabi needs to tone herself down just a tad!! Bring Stefan back….they were great together!! And, what’s up with Ciera? She jumped a year and now it’s all about red lipstick,… Read more »

Lynda B Soles
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Lynda B Soles

I agree with you 100%. It’s plain stupid now.

Anne
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Anne

I don’t understand the reasoning behind this time jump. Do the writers intend for this time jump to be the product of the mind of a comatose Jennifer?

Brady12
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Brady12

Maybe we will get lucky and this can turn out to be all of our nightmare’s not just Jennifer’s. I do want Steve and Kayla back..that’s my saving grace with the story arc their chemistry is so good, you can forget how bad a story they are given.

Helen
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Helen

I agree please get rid of Princess Gina. Kristian deserbes better than this. She can’t carry it off, but who could. Love Ben & Ciera. I hope Steve can carry off the Stefano bit as I really like him. Give JJ a break, does he always have to be an imature jerk? Give us some one we can really care about.. Beginning to go for the Sara and turned around xanda couple. Thats a love story that has my attention. Hope it works out. Been watching for 50 years and have never missed a show except when prempted by something.… Read more »

Jett
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Jett

I have never been able to warm to Ben because of Paige and I hope Eve teams up with Hawk Hawkins or Peter Blake and they take Ben out! Of course it will have to be a recast Peter because the reason Jennifer was recast years ago was because Missy Reeves had an affair with Jason Brooks and left the show to save her marriage and she now has a clause in her contract that Jason can’t be rehired.

Linda Fortuna
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Linda Fortuna

I agree. They are taking this bringing back the dead too far

Maria
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Maria

Agree Mascolo must be rolling in his grave He was so talented Only one Stefano!! and cannot be replaced

Graceann
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Graceann

I agree

Tammy Martinez
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Tammy Martinez

If Stephen Nichols Should go back to General Hospital and play the character he originated; Stefan Cassadine! Instead of playing another “stefan(o)” on days. The GH Cassadines haven’t had a juicy story in years and now that Nikolas is back: they could easily bring back his “uncle” Stefan. Even though Zlumr Spencer three him off a cliff. He’s a Cassadine, they always return from the dead.

DMRR
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DMRR

Sorry, still sounds like a cheap imitation, horrible storyline by #RE-RON.

Wendy Slater
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Wendy Slater

Cheap is right needs story lines of today not jumping and coming back as someone else. Move on everyone is related to a Horton…who

Anne
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Anne

It sounds like that story line from the tv show Dallas where Bobby came back to life in the shower

Jll
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Jll

I think this by far is the most ridiculous thing days came up with..why not bring Stefano back with someone who resembles the real stefano..I know he died in real life but finding a look alike replacement is alot better then this stupid story line….

Satan
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Satan

ReRon would lose his job in 1/666th of a second if he attempted an ACTUAL recast of Stefano DiMera. Part of the reason he got canned from GH was when he recast the long dead mobster Frank Smith with some guy who was 30 years too young for the part. And Frank Smith was nowhere near as popular of a character as Stefano DiMera. Stevano is NOT Stefano DiMera at all. He’s just Steve Johnson with a chip in his head. And just like the chip in Hope’s head, it’s not going to be there long term. But yes, the… Read more »

Wendy Slater
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Wendy Slater

Agree so far fetched

Kay kay
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Kay kay

Agree with u all Really stupid storyline now

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think you’ve missed the point of the story. They didn’t need to find an actor to look like Stefano. It’s not a recast. It’s the story of Told bringing two people back to life with his latest experiment…implanting the “life” of one person into another, essentially wiping out the body of his or her former self. That’s the story and all that follows. It’s pure soap cray cray…and people should assume that at some point Patch will be Patch again and Hope will be Hope. I think the story is soapy fun…and will lead to other stories that twist,… Read more »

Sunny
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Sunny

@Rebecca – well said!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks, Sunny! Couldnt find the edit button (that option seems to appear and disappear on whim) but ” Told” should be ” Rolf.”

I am LOVING Steohan Nichols playing this part! So much fun and he’s so good at it…reminds me a lot of his dearly departed Stefan Cassadine whom I adored!

Jaime
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Jaime

Well greT explain why one should accept Justin not really grieving and Kayla’sl self righteous hypocrisy!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

He did grieve; it’s over a year in the sory.

barbara calhoune
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barbara calhoune

This is the stupidest crap. Actually as a 50 year viewer, I am about done with days.

Jean Bowker
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Jean Bowker

I don’t like it at all. Please I hope they fix it Been watching 50 years.

Gwen Samples
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Gwen Samples

I agree I haven’t been watching that much lately because it’s stupid. The same thing over and over Princesses Gina and John. Please Writers listen to the Fans ok.

Roberta Siegel
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Roberta Siegel

So extremely disappointed in the time jump and resulting story lines. I had never missed an episode for the last 15 years but now I’m done watching. The character development has gone down the tubes.

Elaine
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Elaine

I agree….ENOUGH of Princess Gina!!!!! Not interesting….or believable in ANY SOAP GENRE!!!!!!

Jaime
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Jaime

Agree days is an insult

Rita McFall
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Rita McFall

I am glad to get rid the eye patch… As usual all of Days group have stepped up.. Not crazy about the time jump but I’m getting use to it.. JJ also has been doing agreat job and gabi.. Definately a mean girl…

jim davis
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jim davis

Maybe Patch is programmed to think he is Stephano…but anyway its not that great story…Gina is dumb too…i miss an ep and dont care at the moment…Y&R is about relationship/problems..business conflicts ect…and Y it stays number one-its a soap!

viewer88
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viewer88

I feel sorry for Steve Nichols, unwittingly (probably) helping to kill the show, that provided a big chunk of his lifes income. Think about it, he came back, did these moronic episodes, and then he and the rest of the cast were released from their contracts.
RIP DOOL

rebecca1
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rebecca1

The contracts were released because the show hadn’t been renewed at the time, the actors were free to take other work since there was no definitive time to return. They’re all back on contract and the show was renewed. Had nothing to do with the time jump since it hadn’t or Nichols episodes; none of that had actually aired yet. And not all of us “hate” the time jump or think the episodes are “moronic.” The writers expect people to keep up with what shouldn’t be confusing…it was EXPLAINED over and over again in story that it was year ahead…and… Read more »

Sandy Smith
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Sandy Smith

No desire to watch anymore.

Sara olsen
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Sara olsen

I really was thinking you word bring back bo and make him the new Stefano

Anne
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Anne

Peter Reckell is not interested in returning to DOOL

aria
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aria

thank the soap gods RC no longer writes for GH, what a nightmare. the endless pointless twist and turns, that’s what RC writing is about one cheap shock factor after another. Good luck Dool.

Satan
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Satan

Ironically, the whole dumb storyline on GH with Frodd believing he’s Drew – and half the town enabling his delusions – is so close to this brainchip dragonshit that ReRon might secretly still be writing for GH.

soapfan
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soapfan

The time jump and this casting are great moves. Nichols is one of the best actors on daytime because he is believable in whatever role he plays. It’s fun to see how he pulls this off. I think it’s a bold and creative move – just what DAYS needs. The time jump is refreshing. For the first time in a while, I look forward to watching to see the reveal of the day. It doesn’t surprise me that the knuckle-dragging masses on these boards are resisting change, because that’s just what they do. I hope Carlivati isn’t discouraged by the… Read more »

Toni
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Toni

Agree!

Anne
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Anne

This story line is not a new one. Obviously, Carlivati watched the tv show Dallas. My mother is convinced that this one year jump will turn out to be the imagination of a comatose Jennifer.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Anne, I have been thinking that too. Great minds, huh?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Totally agree. Loving it…

Sunny
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Sunny

I agree!! I am loving it!

Channing Capwell
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Channing Capwell

DAYS is so much fun to watch. All the loose threads of the time jump are starting to tie together, and the actors are really delivering. So Patch as Stefano is over the top. It’s creative, and Nichols is back, and we know he won’t be the Phoenix forever. If you want your grandma’s soap, head on over to Y&R, lean your easy chair back and enjoy that hour long snoozefest.

Anne
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Anne

What would have been better is to have brought back evil Andre and his henchman Bart

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Channing Capwell,
Fan of my beloved Santa Barbara I presume?
I didn’t like this time jump at first but am beginning to see there is a method to their madness, I just haven’t figured it out yet.I could have done without Chad and Abby, talk about boring! I think we need a sense of humor as we watch, and a touch of insanity, as it really borders on crazy. The more I watch, the more intriguing it gets. Here comes that word crazy again, because we almost have to be a little insane to actually enjoy what we are seeing daily.

kathleen kelly
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kathleen kelly

50 yr. Watcher. Bringing patch back as Dimera is ridiculous and bringing Gina back is just boring.I have stopped watching and read upstates online. Since things usually go so incredibly slow like the jump in time.

Wendy Slater
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Wendy Slater

Agree and if they kill off Abigail again I’m done it’s getting started all over again. Let Xander be a good guy hes trying. Tired of sappy Eric round and round next week will be Holly college bound!! Jump

Eileen Smiglowski
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Eileen Smiglowski

I totally agree. Been watching since it began. Only look at updates now. It’s too moronic and boring to actually watch. The writer obviously has no actual plot lines, just repeats. The time jump was just a ploy to help him write himself out of the corner he had put the stories in. And bringing everyone back from the dead is so insulting and stupid! Kristen in a convent?!?! Talk about insulting! I’m sorry to say it, but I’m done.

Candice Hughes
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Candice Hughes

He is doing fantastic

Geraldine Taylor
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Geraldine Taylor

I love Steve as Steve but not as a made over stephano. Hope as hope. Kill Gina. Soap needs good wash

Laurie Leach
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Laurie Leach

The show just doesnt hold my interest anymore. I’ll turn it on but half way thru I’ll turn it off or go do something else.

Terry L Vannoy
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Terry L Vannoy

Totally agree I have been watching this show with my mom since I was a little girl, back when Julie was a teenager. I hate it now, it’s stupid. Stopped watching.

Judy
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Judy

I just hope that steveno goes back to steve soon

Jabar Gaddie
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Jabar Gaddie

I was anticipating stefanos return but surprised to see that it was Steve. It will take some getting used to but I’m willing to give him a chance

Connie Bivens
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Connie Bivens

I don’t know. It’s really weird. Too much going on in this soap. Nothing happy or makes you feel good. I have watched Days since I was 15. I am 71 now. You would think at least one storyline would be happy and fun to watch but NO there is not. Very sad

Lynda B Soles
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Lynda B Soles

I’m about tired of Gina’s mess. I’m just sick of the new plot. When you have seen these people play good parts and now they are mean. I hate it. I want JJ’s girlfriend back. Too much drama now in one show. Don’t really have an older good couple like Mr. And Mrs. HORTON. I SURE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE JOhn and MARLENA. THEY ARE THE BEST. NOW YOU WANT TO BUST THEM UP FOR THAT STINKING Gina. I hate her part.

Lynda B Soles
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Lynda B Soles

After reading these comments, others don’t like this mess either on Days. Too much going on at one time. Each family having problems. Not a good storyline at all. Ridiculous… hope you get the message before its too late and all of us seniors are gone.

Sue Schanbeck
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Sue Schanbeck

I have seen numerous twist plots on days from Sammy kidnapping Bella to Marlene being possessed. This latest time jump has absolutely been the most ridiculous thing Days has come up with. I don’t understand how Gabby continues to rule Salem with evil are they really that intimidated or just stupid. I’ve seen enough. No longer a fan.

Susie
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Susie

I don’t like what they have Done

Wendy Slater
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Wendy Slater

I think Will being in prison for killing Adrienne is so stupid…why really

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Wendy Slater, why is the question, but they are letting us know almost daily via flashbacks what happened and why. We just have to wait. I am enjoying it more every day, wondering what happened. The answers are coming, have to be patient.

RCK
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RCK

I think the Princess Gina storyline is so stupid. I record it so I can pick the parts I want to watch. Bringing Patch/Steve as Stephano is even stupider. I have watched DOOL for many years – probably 47 & I love – did Louvre watching it. Boting now. Get back on point & get rid of Gina & Stephano. Can’t stand watching those parts.

Pam
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Pam

Why is what I want to know. Leave Stefano alone and let Stephen return as Steve. I don’t like what the powers that be have done to Days and I think the time jump is very confusing. No explanations on how certain stories advanced and what happened along the way. This is the only soap I watch; please return Days to its former glory.

Myrna E Cobart
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Myrna E Cobart

Tired of this time jump garbage! They ruined the show! I’m ready to give up and stop watching!

Tony V
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Tony V

I like the twist because how can anyone replace the late,great Joseph Moscolo.
But Princess Gina and the phoney accent, ENUFF!!
Ciara and Ben, get rid of them.
Did we really need Abigail and Chad back?
When is Gabi going to b busted.
Oh that Eric and Nicole, send them off to an island.
Leave Xander and Sarah as a couple, they r great together.
Kristin needs More Airtime, she is pure Gold.
When the hell are we going to find out about Adrienne’s death??????

John
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John

Arc written poorly to include the pop up Kayla/Justin rushed relationship. Stephen great actor can’t hold it against him. Should never mess with icons and super couples egotistical head writer is..One savior soon will be interaction of Steve and Kayla. The actors that portray them always are on point with magnificent chemistry. They may help some forget the ill conceived notion.
Writers could have helped by staying true to histories and integrity of characters and appreciate the intelligence of long time fans.

Satan
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Satan

Kayla really should have known better than to believe Steve would abandon her. Considering Bo was her brother & Jack is her brother in law, there’s the obvious pattern here she should recognize…. Guy disappears for no good reason…. years later, divorce papers show up in the mail with no warning…. yada yada yada. That’s what happened to both Bo & Jack, and when they eventually made it home, guess what? They never asked for a divorce, nor did they sign any papers. Nor did Steve…. or if he did, it was under the influence of a brain chip, so… Read more »

Brady12
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Brady12

The writing for this arc is not doing any favors to anyone..the convo w/Kayla and Marlena (when Kayla told Marlena she was moving in with Justin) was not on point. I can’t hold that against character on writers..you can tell by actions (keeping wedding pic, talking about steve, etc) she still loves him

Tracy Pilkington
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Tracy Pilkington

Day has gone down hill for a while, this time jump has lost me as a viewer.

Elizabeth Powell
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Elizabeth Powell

I Don’t Like It …..Period

Londa B
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Londa B

I do not like gina please bring them back as who they were before as patch and as hope brady oh please then maybe i will watch it again I stoped watching it since gina came on can not stand you stupid accsent either

jennifer lott
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jennifer lott

I don’t like it I want hope back and Adrianne and Steve back it’s not the same

Brenda Gail Mcdaniel
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Brenda Gail Mcdaniel

This show has turned out to be so stupid

Maria
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Maria

Hate it. Hate the Gina storyline as well, way too long. It’s taken awhile to get used to the time jump. Don’t watch it as much and I have been watching for 40 years.

Dianne
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Dianne

They should never done this. Watched this show since started now I change channel. Take it off the air.

Mary Reeves
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Mary Reeves

I agree with most of the other comments. I cannot like this time jump! We, the viewers who have been here so faithfully have missed out on so much that happened in the time jump. I wish the writers had asked opinions about their plans but, too late now! As far as Steve playing Stefano, I hate it! Steve is Patch, he has been and always will be. Stefano should have been replaced with one of the actors that played Stefan O.
Just my opinion…

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

I personally think Stephen Nichols was wasted all these years with nothing to do but run around holding “sweetness’s” whatever! He finally looks and acts like someone to be reckoned with, be it Stefano or another character. He’s all cleaned up, shirt and tie, good haircut, like a real gentleman instead of a scruffy ruffian. Iam sure it won’t last long long, but I am loving it as long as it does!

Kay kay
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Kay kay

It sucks Especially Princess Gina

Kristin McKinley
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Kristin McKinley

Well, I’m not too keen about the time leap but I’ve been a fan of DOOL since the beginning, too long to give up on the show now!! I love Stephen Nichols and think he’s doing a good job as Stefano so far. Let’s get him out of that lair and we can really see how it goes. I think the accent is probably just right because, after all it is Steve Johnson. Let’s all just take a breath and see where this all goes before we make too big a judgement. We could lose the show entirely if we… Read more »

view88
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view88

I sort of said that in another post Kristen, but in another way…just enjoy what’s left if you can bear it.

ReRon is an Awsome soap killer, Sami is coming back in August for the finale cliffhanger, just like Allison Perkins did on OLTL.

What’s in the can won’t save this show.

Did you know that ALL of the actors are off contract already?

PED
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PED

I like Steve but he will never be Stefano!
Princess Gina needs to go away!
Don’t keep trying to bring these
characters back!

Phoenix
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Phoenix

Storyline is not to bad compared to recent years.steve is doing a great job as stefeno.seems like he’s doing the 80’s style Stefeno.back when it was fun to watch

Locoo
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Locoo

I think that the time jump and what they did to steve and Kayla is so stupid he forgot their entire history. The ahow is just awful bring him back to this crap. After they let him go after he agreed to a pay cut even.

Brady12
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Brady12

Stephen is a great actor doing his best with a very poor choice given to him by writers and sorry producers, etc. Ken Corday should be held accountable because he should have understood the iconic importance of Stefano, Steve and Kayla/Steve (super couple)…it’s a shame!! We are stuck though because the show tapes so far in advance too costly to fix the mess created by the writing team..made worse by the issues w/dialogue and lags repeat story lines from past writers. I do hope Steve and Kayla come back together and this Steveano (can’t call him Stephano) madness ends soon.… Read more »

Angelfan
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Angelfan

Though I think we all want our Patch and Kayla together eventually, I have been fascinated by how Stephen has clearly picked up on some of Joe’s movements and mannerisms. I think it is a fine homage. Granted I could do without Hope/Gina, but I like his scheming with Kate. I have been watching for over 20 years and I like the time jump overall. I love JuGabi and hope Lani never tells. I am not a Elani fan at all, they both need the fire other partners bring, dull as dishwater together. Wish Kristen had stayed at the convent,… Read more »

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Stephen is doing great in his new part. I just can’t believe him as Stefano. He looks so sophisticated and suave, wearing suits and the new hair style and color. He always was a little scroungy for my taste as Patch, and the sickening name Sweetness he called Kayla was very tiresome. Hope is absolutely abominable as Gina. I am grateful not to have witnessed her first go around years ago. The only good thing I see with this time jump is that we get reveals almost every day, plus all the many spoilers helping to understand what’s going on,… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Here’s the biggest fail in this current plotline…. Steveano throwing Rolf under the bus, for Jennifer’s swan dive off the balcony. Seriously?? Two people who are controlled by chips in their brains are going to frame the only guy who knows how to program those chips?? If Rolfie gets caught by the cops, do you really think he’s going to prison to protect two people who don’t even actually exist. Sure, he might have been the actual Stefano’s “dedicated servant” for decades. But Stefano’s dead, and Rolfe doesn’t owe a damn thing to the two brain chip delusions who only… Read more »

Jas
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Jas

Good actor loved patch hate time shift and now Kayla can be written out she has no sweetness left

SHIRLEY DRIFFIELD
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SHIRLEY DRIFFIELD

I DONT LIKE ANY OF DAYS PLOT RIGHT NOW ESPECIALLY KRISTEN PLAYING GINA I DIDNT EVEN LIKE HER AS HOPE TOO FULL OF HERSELF AS FOR STEVE PLAYINS STEFANO WHAT A SHAME STEFANO WAS A CLASS A ACTOR STEVE A VERY POOR REPLACEMENT MY GROUP OF 12 DONT EVEN WATCH EVERY DAY ANYMORE SOME WEEKS JUST 2 DAYS MAKE THE SHOW A GREAT SOAP AGAIN GET TALANTED WRITERS

Jaime
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Jaime

I now cannot stand Kayla! Justin makes me puke

Mary
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Mary

Pitiful

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It’s so rare, but so welcome, to find the hardest working people and the hardest working genre getting some love from the mainstream press.  Now, next week’s upcoming double issue of TV Guide Magazine will feature all four daytime dramas and some of their current iconic couples on the cover!

The covers are a special edition and four different versions went to print.  Inside the magazine details some previews from the head writers and EP’s of the series as well of what’s to come in Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.  Look for the edition to hit newsstands tomorrow on Thursday, August 12th.

The Bold and the Beautiful cover features Thorsten Kaye and Denise Richards as Ridge and Shauna.  Days of our Lives is represented by John and Marlena, played by Drake Hogesytn and Deidre Hall.

Meanwhile, The Young and the Restless has Victor and Nikki, played by Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott, and General Hospital has Maurice Benard and Laura Wright as Sonny and Carly,

The TV Guide Magazine double issue dates are August 17th-30th.

As fans of the soaps know, Y&R returned with new-episodes this Monday, B&B starred airing new ones a few backs, GH was back last week, and DAYS had new episodes in the bank till mid-October and is set to return to taping September 1.

In addition, it should be noted that The Bold and the Beautiful was the first American broadcast television show that went back into production during the coronavirus pandemic.

So, glad to see the soaps getting these collectible covers? Comment below.

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GH’s Maurice Benard and DAYS Kassie DePaiva Named “Power Performances of the Week”

Two daytime vets in two very opposing types of storylines delivered emotional and riveting work during their scenes.  First on General Hospital, Maurice Benard (Sonny) in yet another stellar knockout performance in the Alzheimer’s storyline; showed the anguish and pain of a son trying to come to terms with his father’s ultimate fate.

This week saw Sonny originally deciding to try to prolong Mike’s (Max Gail) life by having him placed on a feeding tube, but soon after seeing the fate of Yvonne, another Alzheimer’s patient, and a talk with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Sonny changed course, and did what’s best for Mike, not for himself, and decided to let his father die with dignity and with as least suffering as possible.

We don’t think there could have been a dry eye in the house when Sonny visited Mike’s hospital bedside, and told him that it’s OK for his dad to let go, and not have to stick around for him.  Max Gail, as per usual, was also so touching in these scenes.

Benard did not overplay a beat, and for anyone who has had a parent die of this dreadful disease, you could relate to what Sonny went through in the more than capable hands of this two-time Daytime Emmy winner.

Over on Days of our Lives, what a return for Kassie DePaiva in her role as Eve Donovan! This time, she has come back unhinged and at an emotional rock bottom, so much so that she had abducted Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson), had him taken to an abandoned warehouse, strapped him up, tortured him with an assist from Dr. Rolf’s protege, Vincent (Michael Teh), and came up with this twisted plot to have Ben turn back into the “necktie serial killer” and kill his bride, Ciara (Victoria Konefal).

Why, you say? Well, because Eve’s daughter, Paige was one of Ben’s victims and it has been eating Eve alive this whole time. She is a mama grieving for her daughter so deeply that she can’t understand why Paige is dead and he is left on earth to roam around free and find love and happiness… and we find out she was gutted when Ben got a last-minute reprieve when he was recently sentenced to death by lethal injection.

DePaiva played this arc of Eve’s story as a soapalicious villain, but when you really deconstruct it, Eve is just in so much pain… and all of that came through even in the darkest of scenes.  And … there is yet more to come!

Kudos to Maurice and Kassie for being named Michael Fairman TV’s “Power Performances of the Week”.

So, do you agree with our picks for Maurice and Kassie? What did you think of their work? Comment below.

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