Connect with us

Uncategorized

27

Tamara Braun Returns To DAYS; What Did You Think of The Entrance of Ava Vitali?

Photo: JPI

Friday’s cliffhanger episode of Days of our Lives brought with it the highly-anticipated re-entrance of mob moll, Ava Vitali as Tamara Braun returned to the NBC daytime drama series in her Daytime Emmy-winning role.

Braun was last seen on General Hospital as Dr. Kim Nero, but now back on DAYS, Tamara gets to play a trouble-making bad girl, in one of the most soap-famous roles of her career.  She originated the part back in 2008.

Photo: JPI

In story, it is revealed during the episode that Phillip Kiriakis (Jay Kenneth Johnson) is in cahoots with Ava, and the expectation that he is supposed to launder mob money through the company and get Xander (Paul Telfer) out of the way.  She gives Phillip a steely threat – that he owes her from saving him from all of his debt, and in return it’s time for him to pay up!  Ava then recalls how she vouched for him with her cousin Angelo and how she is in Salem to make sure he delivers on what he promised.

The talk turns to everyone thinking Ava is dead.  She says it needs to stay that way.  Phillip asks if she planning on trying to rekindle things with Steve (Stephen Nichols) … and what about Joey, who is falsely imprisoned thinking he murdered her.  Is she going to let him rot in jail?  She says she has to remain on the down low, but he needs to take care of Xander and fast.

After Phillip exits, Ava texts someone an update and then thinks twice about letting Steve know she is alive, although we see, from her flashback of their night of passion, that she is heavily on her mind.

Much trouble ahead for Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Tripp (Lucas Adams), Steve, Phillip, Xander and who knows who else with Ava snooping around Salem.

So, glad to see Tamara finally back on DAYS? What did you think of how they are tying a back-from-the-dead Ava to the story?  How do you think Ava ended up alive and well? Was Dr. Rolf (William Utay) somehow involved? Share your thoughts and your theories via the comment section below.

Leave a comment | 27 Comments
Advertisement

27

avatar
14 Comment threads
13 Thread replies
4 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
15 Comment authors
SatanJamesj75Violet LemmStormLouie Y Recent comment authors
newest oldest
Matthew
Guest
Matthew

i hate this story. I hate the character of Phillip and the actor who portrays him is AWFUL. He has zero talent and always looks like he needs a shower. He is just creepy. Ava really has no reason to come back. Another threat to Patch and Kayla? They need to start focusing on how Kayla and Patch are preparing for their Social Security checks to come out in the mail and how Patch is wondering why he can’t be regular. Maybe some prune juice and yogurt? End this tragic tale and quickly!!!

Mary
Guest
Mary

I could not disagree more! Patch and Kayla are as exciting as watching paint dry. To put it bluntly, these two are a positive bore! Thank God Ava has returned to put some life back into the Patch storyline.

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Mary
I couldn’t agree with you more, but at least with the paint, you can change the colors!

Louie Y
Guest
Louie Y

I love Steve and Kayla, they don’t need an over the top obsessive female to make them interesting. Like 70% of the other characters on this show (unless you are a Jarlena fan) need to have some legit writing for. Angst could be via lots of other issues, these writers are just lazy. Steve/Kayla have more chemistry & acting talent together than any other due on daytime (in their age range). For those, that get excited about a character that all she does is obsess over a man & tries to destroy his family…good one you…that’s a pathetic character.

Echo
Guest
Echo

Tamara Braun is awesome. She nails it with every single soap incarnation (she was my favorite Carly on GH). I see another Emmy win for her and Days upcoming…

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Echo
I would like to “Echo” your comment, and doesn’t she look beautiful? So much prettier than when she was on GH not too long ago. Just wish she played a good character and not mixed up with that rotten Philip.

Louie Y
Guest
Louie Y

I’m not sure what is appealing about another return from the dead woman overly obsessed with a man for how many years and making yet another run at undermining him. Tamara is a good actress but this is being played too over the top and not very enjoyable. Should have brought her back as another character. The show currently has enough return from the dead overly obsessed over men already currently airing. The last run was sickening with taking advantage via sexual manipulation of underage Joey.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

@Louie i couldn’t agree more the damage with Joey. done . I am already in a conundrum that @Ava is on the path to redemption or is down and dirty double dealing charged this is already a lost cause , if ron / ryan are writing her as.. and is story arcing… short term . so no investment may mean what? bewilder that they RUIN a character. with so much potential.. with Kayla and Steve.. and Tripp her son.. and now a grandchild.. so how goes it Ava , the stupendous actress slays for what it is… and you belittle… Read more »

Mike
Guest
Mike

I love Tamara. Loved her as Carly! But what I’m fearing based on her return episode is that she is going to be a one note crazy woman on Days. Much like her last turn as Ava. The only interesting thing about her last stint was the slight guilt she had for using Joey – but they did little with that party of the story. Just had her do round the bend in an over the top story turn and then she was killed. And she’s already showing no signs of vulnerability or softness – just all scheming and manipulating.… Read more »

carol
Guest
carol

I like the actress but for God’s sakes already stop bringing people back from the dead,Or the show should be changed to Zombies of our Lives.I know she is there to cause trouble for Steve and Kayla but I think bringing all these people back from the dead is nonsense.I do like her though.PLease tell Ralph to stop making dead people come back to life ,oh wait i Know maybe she will be the one who carries Stephano.

Tongil
Guest
Tongil

I’m so happy Tamara Braun is back on Days of our lives and I’m looking forward to what they have in store for Ava

Sara F
Guest
Sara F

So happy Tamara Braun is back as Ava looking forward to the story they have planned for her Tamara is such a good actress

Momo
Guest
Momo

I’m happy she’s back. I can’t wait to see Ava vs. Sami, showdown of the grandmothers!

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Momo
I was going to comment why is everyone calling her grandma but realized,she will be if Charlie also turns out to be her son.

Johnny
Guest
Johnny

Re-Ron strikes again! Can this man tell NO stories other than back from the dead, doppelgangers, and psychotic women?

Satan
Guest
Satan

Well at least this time he’s doing all three at once. That’s at least more efficient repetition, right?

Just wondering if anybody will see Ava and mistake her for Nicole’s sister, Taylor.

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

I didn’t like her and E.J and their cheating but did like T.B as Taylor. Too bad that Rafe double killed her and her mother.

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

This is really cracking me up with Xander and Sarah stalking Ava. Sarah is like a wind-up toy, constantly moving like she’s on speed or whatever. If we’re lucky, Ava will catch her and quiet her for good!

Storm
Guest
Storm

I love it, And when I say it, I mean I loved how Tamara a.k.a Eva came back and the whole spectrum how she manage to survived the fire. I am waiting to see how they’re going to tie it all together, Get Joey out of Jail, The ripple in Kayla and Patch marriage once again, and Poor Trip he might need to see a shrink after all seeing his mother back from beyond. I could see even trouble among the brothers to vie for the affection of Claire or someone else, Too many men on the show not enough… Read more »

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Once crazy Gwen is found out hopefully Jennifer and Jack will be back together again. I think they would be the obvious couple.

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Did I miss something? What happened to nutty Jan?

Storm
Guest
Storm

Jan was arrested for Kidnapping Bell, trying to marry Shawn..that was two weeks ago..Joey is now free, So is Ava. Meanwhile Ava is trying to figure out how Tripp is the father of Claire’s baby, Claire got a pass from the D.A Trask. Jennifer & Jack will get back together eventually, but Not before Gwen causes more trouble.

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

O.K, unless I passed out while watching, the last thing I saw was Marlena getting John out on of jail for possibly killing Jan. Have not seen them since, and do not know if Jan survived John strangling her.

Storm
Guest
Storm

Some fans, some of you are; you don’t even know their real names. Jay Johnson who plays Phillp is a fine actor, He does appear to be dirty due to the stress his character is going through, Not to mention he plays a good Heal. If you even know what that term means. Second Steve & Kayla always had good story lines on their relationship / Marriage.They’ve dealt with real issues, Steve going deaf, Another woman, an obsessive ex..trouble with their kids. But you want to sit their and criticize these actors..which they are way better than you or I.… Read more »

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Storm, you can name me as one that can’t stand Philip’s character or actor playing the part. Yes, he certainly plays the heel very well. What do you mean appears to be dirty? He’s as dirty as you can get! Trying to ruin his own father by destroying his business, in cahoots with Ava Vitali, known villainess. Kate should be ashamed she ever gave birth to this creep! After reading the first comment on this thread noting all Philips bad qualities I thoroughly agree with them, he is smarmy to say the least, I couldn’t have said it better myself.… Read more »

Jamesj75
Guest
Jamesj75

Bravo to Jay Kenneth Johnson! I am intrigued by the current comments deriding the character of Phillip (and even actor Jay Kenneth Johnson). I do not like the character either. Maybe the mob ties and slicked-back hair remind me of GH’s Sonny who I despise… But @Storm is correct: the actor is doing a great job in playing a “heal!” When he first came back to the show, I was going to make a comment questioning long-time viewers to explain his appeal. Frankly, I don’t see it. However, in his recent scenes with Chloe, the actor showed another side to… Read more »

Satan
Guest
Satan

It is a little odd that Phillip always has some creepy look on his face these days, but all the same it’s great to have JKJ, the REAL Phillip Kiriakis back in the role. None of the recasts ever worked, especially that last one, the completely void of talent OLTL pet with the Trump hairdo (or should I say, hairDON’T) As far as those complaining about the “dark side” of Phillip’s character…. he’s the son of Victor Kiriakis & Kate Roberts and spent 9 months in the womb of Vivian Alamain. It would be out of character if he did… Read more »

Uncategorized

The Kelly Clarkson Show Renewed For Two More Seasons

NBCUniversal revealed that their ongoing relationship with Grammy and Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Clarkson had expanded further with news today that the company has renewed The Kelly Clarkson Show for two more seasons thus cementing her place in the daytime television landscape.

The renewal will keep Clarkson on through 2023.

In a statement, Tracie Wilson, executive vice president of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios said: “One ray of sunshine in this wildly unpredictable year is that we get to continue to deliver to stations and fans a show that brings people together.”   She added, “This wouldn’t be possible without the heart and humor of the talented and dedicated Kelly Clarkson and our production team, led by the incomparable Alex Duda, both of whom are masters of storytelling. It’s easy to see why Emmy voters, critics and viewers have become such loyal fans of the show.”

Previously in 2019,  the talk show was renewed for a second season shortly after it delivered the highest-rated talk show debut in seven years back

The show currently airs on more than 200 stations in 100 percent of the United States.

Clarkson had been filming episodes of her show from her home in Montana during the summer, but then for the start of the fall season in September returned to her Universal Studios set to host the show without an in-studio audience.  In addition, Kelly is also currently see as a coach on NBC’s hit singing competition, The  Voice.

So, glad to hear Kelly will be staying put on your daytime screens for a few years to come? Comment below.

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

OLTL Alum Renée Elise Goldsberry Lands Lead Role in Tina Fey’s New Comedy for Peacock

We all remember her fondly when she rocked the role of Evangeline Williamson on One Life to Live, and now years later this Tony and Grammy Award-winning star has been cast in the lead role in a Tina Fey comedy series!  We are speaking of the one and only, Renée Elise Goldsberry.

The Hamilton alum will star opposite Sara Bareilles in Girls5eva, about a 1990s girl group that gets another shot at stardom.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Goldsberry will play Wickie, the glamorous, big-voiced star of the group back in the day. Her solo career has hit a ditch, but she’s determined to use a new opportunity to retake her rightful place as pop royalty.”

In a statement, Goldsberry expressed:”This wickedly talented team is creating something brave and new  I’m grateful I get to be in the room with them. I honestly can’t think of a better way to transition out of this year and into the new one than laughing with strong and beautiful women.”

In the log lines for the series: Girls5eva centers on the members of a one-hit wonder group from the 1990s. When a young rapper samples their hit, they reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can‘t they also be Girls5eva?

The show from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Meredith Scardino will bow on NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock.  No date yet has been given for when production will begin or when it might premiere but we will keep you updated.

So, what do you think of the news of Renée landing yet another feather in her talented cap on a comedy series that sounds right up her alley? Comment below.

Continue Reading

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Duos Sarah and Xander Play Against Kristen and Brady In DOOL App’s ‘Newlywed Game’

If you have not downloaded the free DOOL app yet, now is as good a time as any to check out all the fun Days of our Lives-centrics features, games, interviews, segments, and series.

This week, the app is featuring a hilarious romp throwback to the popular 1970’s game show, The Newlywed Game. ‘

Only in this Salem-version of the game show; current lovebirds Sarah Horton and Xander Kiriakis test their love match knowledge against Kristen DiMera and Brady Black.

Watch as Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Paul Telfer (Xander), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) and Eric Martsolf (Brady) answer as their characters in two rounds of competition.  First, the ladies answer questions on how they think their man will answer them, and then the gents have their turn.  Whichever couple has the most matched-answers right, it declared the winner.

For more information on the DOOL app visit www.thedoolapp.com on how you can download via iPhone or Android mobile devices.

If you caught the Newlywed Game on the DOOL app, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

B&B’s Matthew Atkinson chats with Michael Fairman about the wild ride of the Thomas/Hope Mamnequin storyline currently on The Bold and the Beautiful.Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Emily O’Brien as Gwen

Days of our Lives

Airdates: 2-9/10-2021

Advertisement

Popular