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THIS WEEK: Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi Exit DAYS As Chabby Says Their “I Do’s” In Heart-tugging Moments

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By now, Days of our Lives fans have learned that this week marks the end of the run, for now, of Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi as Chad and Abby.  But before they exit look for wedding bells to ring as Chabby remarries.

When Marci Miller decided to depart the role of Abigail, Kate Mansi returned to the role she played before Miller to finish the arc, which would have potentially left Abby to leave town and Chad to be without her, since Mansi signed on to just complete the storyline,

DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati told Soap Opera Digest  (in latest issue on newsstands now) the thought process of having the duo leave together: “While it was kind of agonizing to make the decision that Chad will exit the canvas with Abigail, I decided that was the best thing for the couple, it was the best thing for the fans and it was the best thing for the show. The way that they exit is very, very open-ended. It’s not like someone is going to die. They leave happy and the door is completely open for them to come back. As much as I’m sure some people will be sad to see them go, I think they’ll be happy to see them go together. It just seemed so unfair to not give them a happy ending. And I just didn’t see how that happy ending would work if Chad stayed in Salem and Abigail left.”   He added: “Obviously, if the time is right, the story is right, and the people are available, they’ll be back.”

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Looks like we all need to get out the hankies after checking out the latest NBC promo for Chad and Abby’s wedding and farewell.  You can watch it below.  Then let us know if you are sad to see Billy and Kate exit DAYS, and if you hope they will be back sooner than later via the comment section below.

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Alan
Alan

Sad to see Chad leave but as far as I’m concerned Abby left when Marci Miller did…

Damien
Damien

Feel the same…After Marci left Abby s only been portrayed by Kate for 3 months tops. ..would ve been much more effective if Marcis contract was negiotated for those extra months..it was her story to wrap up. After watching Camillas Gabi torture Marcis Abigail i wanted too see Marci s version of getting her justice served !

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I like both Marci and Kate, but I give Kate the edge, especially of late.

As for Chad, I won’t miss the puttering, sputtering or stuttering.

I wonder if they’ll hail a cab…maybe Chabby know Eugene, the cabbie!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I will not miss these two boring people, alone or together. You are right about Chad. He’s turned into a blithering idiot. He can’t say a full sentence anymore, and is only interested in beating someone up. I also didn’t realize how much I missed Marci, until Kate returned.

Celia
Celia

Hello, 4ever,
I know what you mean. I used to be soooo into Chad—very disappointing, of late.
And, I love Kate……did not like her at first ( the EJ affair etal—do not appreciate adultery)…..but, I was so sad when she left the show.
On another note–wouldn’t it be fantabulous if the envelope, Leo handed to Eli and Lani, contain pictures of Ari? Let’s just say Gabi found the pics and switched them? Nice fantasy, I guess…sigh!!❤️

Adam
Adam

Totally agree with everything you said 4Ever Days!

Dionbysus
Dionbysus

Agree

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am very sorry to see them go. Kate Mansi and Billy Flynn are very fine actors and I will miss them both so much. But, they are young and I certainly understand their desires to move on to other things. I wish them great success in their future careers.

Lew S.
Lew S.

I totally agree

Celia
Celia

Awwww….this truly saddens me, albeit I knew their exit was imminent.—-losing you for the second time, Kate….I wish you both well in all your endeavors. Good Luck!!❤️

Adam
Adam

I thought Billy only agreed to stay another six months after his contract ended. I didn’t know they let him go.

Patrick
Patrick

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Nadia Kussiy
Nadia Kussiy

Oh God! I want them to come back again; I hope they do. And is best they go together if they must leave.

Karen
Karen

So gonna miss Kate & Billy. They turned Chabby into a supercouple.

Brenda Cain
Brenda Cain

They are the only reason to even watch the show and I will try to find something else to do now.I will miss them both so much.

Carol
Carol

Wow What a surprise.I would rather see Marci anyway.Did you catch the conversation between Eric and Sarah the woman Rex helped awhile ago in the snowstorm?Her name was Marci.
I am just so surprised to see them leave,I wonder what is or who is going to be the head story now.For Gods sake please leave Ben alone.I loved Marci better then Kate.I have seen Kate in some Lifetime movies if anyone is interested and she is very good in them,If memory serves me right she even played a bad girl.All I can say I am in shock to bad Marci didnt just stay for the three final months.IN any case good luck to them both in whatever they decide to do.

Adam
Adam

It’s time for a break with Chad and Abby after the horrible Gabby storyline. Hopefully Kate Mansi or a great recast will bring Abby back.

Dionbysus
Dionbysus

I think Kate and Billy both outgrew their characters. Just didn’t feel the chemistry between them this time around. Marci and Billy had it. Kate and Billy had it when he first played the role as Chad.

Carol
Carol

For you Marci Miller fans check her out in American Fable you can rent it at Netflix.It looks to be a good movie

Patrick
Patrick

I fell in love

Cindy Stewart
Cindy Stewart

As far as I am concerned Kate is the only good Abby that there ever was or will be. I hated to see them go especially after re-connecting, but this was a good exit. I hope they both come back together…..

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DAYS Camila Banus Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

The angst, drama, tears, and revenge continued this week on NBC’s Days of our Lives with the stirring portrayal of grief-stricken young woman; who is hell-bent on making everyone around her suffer for the loss of her husband in a fatal gunshot that left him brain-dead.  Of course, we are talking about Camila Banus (Gabi), who turned in bravura performances this week, and there are four moments that really stood out to us that showed the range and depth of Banus’ work.

In the hospital chapel, Gabi talks to God and prayed to him that he will make Stefan (Brandon Barash) whole again.  There has been one through-line for Gabi throughout her life – she seems to have everything and everyone she loves taken away from her, even if some of the decisions she makes along the way have a cause/effect that leaves her feeling completely alone, and ready to lash out at the world for what has transpired.  In the chapel, she asks God through her tears, “Why do you hate me so much?” Gabi tells God she went to Sunday school as a little girl and still she has lost God and her husband.  Gabi cannot even get herself to look at Stefan’s things when Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) try to share them with her as she slaps the envelope out of their hands.

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In another heartbreaking scene, Gabi is in the bed she shared with Stefan. She flashes to kissing the love of her life.  Next, Gabi breaks down in tears, and throws things around in the bedroom before slumping to the floor.  She sobs and says, “Why did you give me your heart, Stefan, if you weren’t going to be around to love me with it?”

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Later, Gabi talks to Stefan in her sleep as she hugs his pillow. When she wakes up she cries as Kate (Lauren Koslow) arrives to check on her.  Gabi lets Kate have it, and at first blames Kate for the whole mess with Stefan.  Gabi lashes out that if it wasn’t for Stefan getting in between Kate’s feud with Vivian (Robin Strasser), he’d still be alive.  Kate knows Gabi is in despair and hugs her.  Then, Gabi channels her angst towards Lani (Sal Stowers) promising to make her suffer.

And on Friday’s episode, Gabi is ramping us some sort of revenge plan promising Stefan his legacy will live on. Earlier, Gabi was present with Lani and Eli (Lamon Archey) when Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) informed them that Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) will need a special pacemaker, even after receiving Stefan’s heart. Somehow, Gabi found a file on Visionary Bionics, the company that makes this unique medical device, and recalls Kayla saying she’ll do the procedure on Julie tomorrow. Gabi makes a mysterious call.  What is she about to do?

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Through all of the emotional drama, Banus sustained a level of performance that is no easy feat. That is why Michael Fairman TV names Camila’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

Let us know if you agree with our pick, and what you thought of Camila’s performances, and what you think Gabi might do next, via the comment section below.

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Be on the lookout on Friday’s October 18th episode of Days of our Lives for one of the shows “superfans” who pops in Salem.  That is when the father of DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati appears as an extra on the NBC soap opera.

Carlivati Sr., who is very proud of his son, looks to be donning a medical lab coat as a physician in a photo shared on social media along with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), one of Salem’s most busy and most respected doctors.

Ron told SOD about his dad appearing on the show that he writes: “It’s funny because I’ve been in soaps for over 20 years and my dad would watch to see my name on the credits but rarely get into the show. Somehow, I don’t know what clicked in for him, he’s obsessed with Days of our Lives. He does not miss it.”

As to how his dad became an extra for the day: “We were at the studio and Albert Alarr, our co-executive producer, comes up and meets my parents and turns to my dad and says, ‘We’re gonna be shooting some scenes in the hospital next. How would you like to be in them?’ I honestly had no idea this was coming. I also fainted.”

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DAYS Camila Banus Talks Stabi’s Heartbreaking Love Story; Matthew Ashford Melissa Reeves Chat On JnJ Reunion On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

In the latest can’t miss ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives‘ podcast, two major interviews are the focus of the episode.  First, Camila Banus who had been turning in bravura performances as Gabi, discusses with host. Michael Fairman, her reaction to finding out that Brandon Barash (Stefan) was being killed-off the NBC soap opera, now that Gabi’s love, Stefan is brain-dead.

The duo who became so popular as “Stabi” reveals why Gabi and Stefan’s love/hate relationship worked so well, and those sexed up love scenes.  Later in the interview Camila discusses her recent scenes with Sal Stowers (Lani) where Gabi wants Lani to get down on her knees and beg for forgiveness for Lani shooting Stefan, even though he got in the line of fire to save his mother, Vivian (Robin Strasser).  In addition, Camila talks about working with Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and how Julie hurled some minority slurs at Gabi shortly before her heart-attack.

Then in a very special roundtable chat, Matthew Ashford (Jack) and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) chat with Fairman about playing those key scenes where Jack rescues Jennifer from Dr. Shah, hits his head, and then finally his memories come flooding back.   The duo known as ‘JnJ” talk about their storied on-screen history, and tease what may happen in the next leg in their storylines.

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To listen to the latest episode of ‘Inside Salem’ download it now on iTunes here, or head on over to NBC.com/Inside Salem.

So, what did you think of the conversations with Camila and Matt and Melissa? What do you hope happens next for Gabi  … for Jack and Jennifer? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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