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THIS WEEK: Lisa Rinna Returns To DAYS As Billie Reed!

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In the latest Valentine’s week promo for NBC’s Days of our Lives, while in the hospital Steve (who is being poisoned by John) gets a surprise visitor.  It’s none other than Billie Reed!  But, what brings Billie back to Salem?

This ushers in the return of RHOBH’s star Lisa Rinna (Billie), who is back at her old stomping grounds for a storyline arc involving; just what is happening with John (Drake Hogestyn), Steve (Stephen Nichols), and the shooting that occurred on last Friday’s episode, where it looks as if John shot both Paul (Christopher Sean) and Will (Chandler Massey).

In the latest edition of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati previewed on Rinna’s return: “We came up with a fun way to weave her into the current story so she’ll get to interact with a lot of loved ones and still have a pretty significant impact on the February Sweeps story, especially with John and Steve.”

Watch this week’s promo for DAYS after the jump.  Then let us know what you hope goes down in Salem when Billie hits the canvas in the comment section below.

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Celia
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Celia

Please…No!!

mary
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mary

I am definitely looking forward to Bille’s return. If for no other reason than to upset St Hope’s day.

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, well….when you put it that way, mary; a thousand times yes! Thank you!!!!
I thought Patrick and I were the only two who merely tolerated St. Hope….great name for her, LOL. Fits like a glove.

Patrick
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Patrick

yes, Mary – I enjoyed your post. I do hope tho – “hope” that she can raise the bar on just how excellent her nuCiera Alice is taking . she is an in your face no holds barred “hell raising” no? yes , my dear Hope… forever and a day is Grans Jewel. HOWEVER, it’s tiring watching her in the love department. Rafe should not be in this picture at all. DAYS – more specifically , Ken Corday … RUINED what his pet could have had.. THEE PERFECT family… Aiden / Hope / Lauren Boles – Ciera Alice. THIS WAS… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Patrick…not sure what you mean by Anna and Finn too glaring…if you’re talking about age she’s only 7-8 years old than him….

blake
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blake

Patrick, I definitely agree with you about Rafe. I have always thought that actor is hot. Yesterday and today they showed him in a short sleeve shirt, I LOVED seeing his big, strong arms! Why don’t they show them more often? I guess they always have him in long sleeved shirts or jackets. I’d love to see him shirtless, or at least in short sleeved shirts more often. Reminds me of Bo’s hot body! I love seeing Christie Clark back as Carrie. I’d love to see her back on Days for good or recurring, it’d be great to have to… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Billie killed Andre….im very sick witj flu…my only post today

Celia
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Celia

Hmmm…that’s a good guess, Jimmy…we shall see.
Please take care of yourself….influenza virus ( this strain is a baddie) does not descriminate, and is running rampant. Stay well, my frirnd.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

feel better, jimh!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

No, Jimh, Abby as Gabi, but spelled Gabby killed Andre. Abby’s mind split just as I’d expected. I hope you’re feeling better!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

* I had expected.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

4ever DAYS…interesting theory! That could work…but Abby seems to have really loved Andre. Wow! Hmmm…Curious to see how it unfolds. (I was actually thinking Andre wasn’t really dead! Must have too many GH “reveals” in my mind.)

Celia
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Celia

@4ever. Hey there, 4ever, Gabby (LOL) works for me, if one considers Abby’s history—I think you are hitting on something. I, actually, started wondering about Abby’s ( Kate Mansi) mental stability when she ‘took up’ with ELvis, LOL. It does make a lot of sense. My only question is; how does Stefan fit into this? Does he even play a role here? Are we purposely being misled that he is, indeed, involved? I trust you and Jimh….neither of you just blows hot air….something must steer you in Abby’s direction. Does her past mental struggle ( seems she has not conquered… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Billie killing Andre for some bizzare ISA-related reason would actually make more sense than ReRon dragging out his stupid worn out multiple personality dragonshit storylines again.

Shay
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Shay

Get well soon, Jimh! We need you back here cracking wise in your own inimitable fashion! Take care!

Celia
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Celia

@Patrick. Mais, oui, mon poete, Patrick….we have touched on the subject of Hope and Rafe several times….the conclusion remains the same. They are water and oil !!… do not mix… I agree with Hope and Bo, of course….the IT couple. However, I did not get any vibe with Aiden, either….I think it’s just her persona….she’ too prudish and stiff….confusing, since she was sort of a wild-child and not-so-upright-citizen, more than a few times….she went from not-so-upright to too-uptight. Ciera—yes, love her spunk, albeit so different from her predecessor , Vivian. ….too much of a transformation—not complaining here…I like her much… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Oh no!!!! My dear, CeeCee….We couldn’t be more opposite in our views on the Anna and Finn pairing! Initially, I was not all that jazzed about this seemingly chalk-and-cheese couple, but as their storyline progressed, Finola and Michael skillfully sold me on their characters’ relationship! I think they are a great case of opposites attracting in personality and taste, and that is what ultimately makes them so fab! Quite frankly, because both give off such a timeless, romantic vibe, I don’t really see an age difference between them…I really like them together and I especially find Finn’s deeply smitten nature… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Feeling a little better finally…maybe forever is right…Abby has a split personality and killed Andre thinking she is Gabi…if thats true Stephan will probably learn her secret and use it to blackmail her into sleeping with him…he will have extra security film showing Abby’s face dressed in a black wig ect….im not getting mail from this site for some reason so i came back to read replies!!!

Celia
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Celia

I am glad you’re better, Jimmy….it’s a mad, mad world out there, everywhichway, my friend. So, you really think Abby “returned” to her dark days with mental illness? Stefan knows this and is using it to his advantage? That is a very good theory, Jimmy….I like it. You think the woman in the photo, which the police has, is Abby dressed in Gabi’s clothes? I am anticipating the turnout…. Also, another theory is that the DA is obviously in cahoots with Stefan and she was the woman in the photo…..ergo, the electrical ‘system’ ( cameras) was cut. How convenient. What… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oopsie, Jimmy….scratch the DA part… I jumped the gun…it doesn’t look like Stefan and Melinda? are conspiring against Gabi….but, Stefan could be behind the photo….he could have put some woman ( even Vivian) up to it…..dressed in Gabi’s clothes.

Mo
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Mo

Looking forward to Billie’s return!

timoteo
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timoteo

I’ve never understood the hate for Lisa Rinna. I’m pretty excited for her return, even if it’s just a brief one. LOVED her with Robert Kelker Kelly.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I CONCUR!

Damien
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Damien

Speaking of RKK..he was a huge star for Days and very popular as a replacement for the Bo character. Peter s said repeatedly hes not returning..it would be so exciting if someone as talented as Carliavati as headwriter could pen the return of Bo with RKK again. Nows the time!

Satan
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Satan

HELL no!!

RKK was barely tolerable as FauxBo the first time around. His last two runs as Stavros Cassadine on GH – written by ReRon – were some sort of sick and not funny cartoonish joke.

RKK & ReRon should never be allowed to work together again, and we don’t need Bo back unless Peter Reckell wants to do it.

Sudden death by brain tumor would be fairly easy to unwrite, by Salem standards.

mary
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mary

I remember reading that Lisa Rinna and others hated RKK. They were appalled by his behavior on the DOOL set.

Patrick
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Patrick

ECHO – she’s a hot woman

AND in her prime.. WITH the hottest RKK. you couldn’t turn away

she has an honest relationship with herself… she’s bubbly down to earth present.

she has a lively personality.. which serves her well.

she’s a go getter and Hollywood made room for her

Celia
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Celia

PS.
Hey, Patrick,
I forgot to discuss Miss Jenny and Eric– again, oil and water. No matter how TPTB are trying to make Eric look older with that scruffy, non-descript appearance; he still looks young enough to be her son….there’s another ‘sleeper’….The worst coupling since Popeye and Olive Oyl.
Aside– I just realized who Ciera reminds me of— a young Allanah Myles.

Celia
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Celia

Patrick….your post says so much…I read between the lines…..I have come to appreciate your writing and ‘sifting’ through the words, I get you….it is not always about age. I don’t even think about it. Yet, Greg Vaughn is very youthful looking ( as is Wes on GH…looks so much younger than 40)…..Eric’s entire persona is too young for Jennifer, albeit she is not that much older. She is BORING….as is Hope.
I love Melissa and ‘Jen’, but, TPTB need to ‘step’ her up …how about utilizing her real-life husband?—–can’t go wrong there.

Mark
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Mark

I read that they hated working with each other…lol

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s not like DAYS has enough – simmering – on the table

just load the stimuli

imagine if we still had RKK and Jason Brooks… two hot bad guys who went for it

wallah i’d dance

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Mark…back in the day (in the early 1990’s…and if I remember correctly), Michael Sabatino (who played Lawrence Alamain at the time) and Robert Kelker Kelly nearly got into a fisfight. Supposedly, Robert offended Crystal Chappell (who is now married to Michael)…and this pissed Michael off. Oh…the backstage and behind the scenes DRAMA!!!!! Yep.

Have a good one, Mark.

blake
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blake

RKK and Jason Brooks were super hot on Days, I’d love to see them back on again.

dmr
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dmr

timoteo: I first started to tune in during the time when Lisa played Billie and Robert played Bo (I preferred Robert as Bo). I thought they were great together. I read that they disliked one another. If that is true, their dislike of one another transferred on to the small screen as real chemistry. I liked DAYS during the 90’s.

Katiek
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Katiek

I wish she could stay longer than a few episodes

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I wish it were Julie Pinson reprising the role, she was much better as Billie than Lisa Rinna IMO.

k/kay
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k/kay

Julie and her husband Billy Warlock live in gorgeous Telleride Colorado they may even run a resort not sure about that part.

Celia
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Celia

I did’t even know they were married, kay…thanks!

Celia
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Celia

Exactly. What I don’t understand is how appreciating one actress over another translates to hate. I do not see the word anywhere else except for the person who said it.
Nothing against Lisa, I prefer Julie…that’s all. WOW!!

blake
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blake

Billie should be back for good, or at least recurring, and Julie Pinson would be perfect to play Billie again.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, blake….agreed. I love Julie—I prefer her to Lisa…The fact still remains that Kate looks the same age, if not younger, however…..
As I said below, we watch with gratitude and go along with it, my friend.

Johnny Grant
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Johnny Grant

She better watch her mouth, we don’t need none of her Lip.

mary
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mary

Please keep your sexist comments to yourself! They are no longer appropriate in this “me too” age.

Sandy Pasteur
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Sandy Pasteur

I think he was referring to her “lip enhancements” and NOT making a sexist remark –

blake
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blake

Sexist comment? Sigh.

Celia
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Celia

Double entendre???? Very good, Johnny Grant….

Johnny Grant
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Johnny Grant

Of COURSE it was a double entendre, I don’t make sexist statements, I’m not even from that era – how ridiculous to interpret my comment as sexist.

Celia
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Celia

LOL…Trust me, Johnny, I got it, instantly….we share the same kind of humor..I did not take it as a sexist remark, at all !!!! I agree with you; if the shoe fits, right ?

Johnny Grant
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Johnny Grant

Thank you, honestly – this isn’t 1959, I wouldn’t make a sexist remark in that kind of way – but, even though it may seem unkind, I think Lip Enhancements make people look like Trout swimming in the ocean.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

lol…well, it wasn’t exactly the definition of a double entendre…but it was “tongue in cheek!” Okay, now I think THAT was a pun! Well…related. 😉

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Johnny Grant…to clarify… Your comment was a great play on words. However, since it obviously wasn’t meant in a sexist OR sexual sense…and double entendres are usually sexual in nature..is why I coined it more of tongue in cheek or a play on words. Either way, clever! 😉

Celia
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Celia

Johnny, I did respond, but my post disappeared. Double entendre is a French term which was adopted by the English language…. ‘Double’ in French is pronounced DOOBLE, albeit is spelled the same as in English. Entendre means ” to hear”….. therefore, it is open to interpretation ‘what’ we hear… you used the idiom correctly. Also, I would like to say that Kate looks amazing–yet, I agree with many who have expressed disbelief that she and Billie are mother and daughter. This does boggle the mind….and, it is not just on Days… TPTB are in a quandary, I guess….between a rock… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Mine, too, CeeCeeGirl!!!! But by the way, “Black Velvet!!!!”

Celia
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Celia

“Black Velvet” as in, Allanah? That, certainly, is a song for all time….ever alive.
It would be a great intro for Susan, if she ever comes back to Salem, n’est-ce-pas?
Actually, the song would have made an impact if it had been sung at EJ’s funeral….not trying to be facetious here…I’m serious. Mama’s little boy, albeit the son of a fiend!

Patrick
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Patrick

I LOVE Krista Allen

VA VA VA voom… she’s HOT

I was on youtube… looking for Krista… LOL

lo and behold…. it’s a bay watch ep… as Krista is working out… and the gym is all hot and bothered

who should jump out at you…. Jason brooks… ex Peter Blake , DAYS

I wonder if they ever shared scenes @DOOL.

sizzle

Patrick
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Patrick

it was Krista Allen who played out the death of her and Bo daughter > Georgia

WOAH and just WOW

heart breaker

Satan
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Satan

For once, I agree with Patrick 666%

Krista Allen was definitely the Devil’s favorite Billie.

Celia
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Celia

HaHaHaHaHa….love it…666. Good one, Satan.
You should agree with Patrick all the time…he’s on fiyah….right up your alley. LOL.

Joel
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Joel

Krista was my favorite Billie!

Dean Morgan
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Dean Morgan

I like Lisa as Billie. There are times I think she is “too Hollywood” but she isn’t a bad actress- when she really likes the material. Her last visit wasn’t that good.. hoping she liked this return a little more.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Dean. Thank you….I couldn’t think of a word or phrase…” too Hollywood”, right on!! That must be what turns me off about her.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Mo is absolutely correct, Celia. Sami tricked Austin into believing she was carrying his child, then falsified the blood test results. Will was named long before Austin learned the truth. Mike and Jennifer are full brother and sister. Mickey was married to Laura who conceived Mike with Bill. Mickey was sterile, but didn’t realize it until eight years later. I believe that’s when he went crazy, shot Bill, was committed and brought back to sanity with the help of a new character named Dr. Marlena Evans…way before my time. And way, way before your time! Mike eventually accepted Bill as… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@4ever. Hi, again, 4ever…. See? I misunderstood my Gran….Mickey was married to Laura? She cheated on him with his brother Bill?… Ok, got it…thanks again. So Jen and Mike are full siblings. Obviously, this was, indeed, before my time, but Mike did have a run again, a few years ago, yes? He played the role as a much younger Mike. According to my grandmother, he should have been much older? Also, didn’t Micket disappear for a looong time and when he returned, he had amnesia. That’s when he met Maggie?…..who was a cripple?….. all according to Fiona, my grandmother. Her… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Celia, Mickey met Maggie on a farm when he had amnesia. Yes, she was using crutches. They fell in love, married, but I don’t think it was legal. I think Mickey had regained his memory when they remarried. I didn’t start watching Days until after all this, but have picked up some history through the show and reading SOD, etc. Mike was on many years ago. I remember when he was involved with Robin, a Jewish doctor. They married, had a son, and left to live in Israel, I believe. When Mike returned he was played by someone else. He… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

I also posted info on Will’s name, etc. below.

Celia
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Celia

@Mo.
Thanks Mo….I appreciate the backstory.

Carol
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Carol

Yay!

I love Billie (Lisa Rinna)! Please can a reunion with Bo not be far behind?!!!

Days has brought back most of the other beloved cast members. The show sags without Bo Brady. And PLEASE keep Bo with Billie. They are dynamite together!

Patrick
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Patrick

I remember posting … all the time… just how LUCKY Peter Reckell… had it… P E T E R R E C K E L L has something… that it factor… just va va voomed us ALL. and that’s a lot. Kristian Alfonso Lisa Rinna moreso with RKK still his character I saw the chemistry w/ Reckell… more than likely “ruined” by the writers AND my favorite with Peter Reckell… Crystal Chappell .. as Carly WOW the heat never let up Lisa Rinna has a lot going on in her person… when she dials it down… and really focus’ WITH… Read more »

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

This is a nice treat. I would have liked to have seen Arleen Sorkin pop up as Calliope when things started getting thick for Anna. Maybe she still will.

davleestev1
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davleestev1

Caliope Jones. Wasn’t Johnathan Frakes (Gene Francis) husband Eugene? I may be wrong I’ll have to Google that.

davleestev1
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davleestev1

Nope john Delancie . They still resemble each other sort of lol. Ahhhh created by the great Pat-Falken Smith. Great soap scribe.

Satan
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Satan

No, but they were both on Star Trek TNG. John DeLancie played a recurring character named “Q”. He was a comical character – as Eugene was – but in space he had god-like powers.

Patrick
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Patrick

I WISH – TPTB had brought back Matthew Ashford as Jack Devereoux

this was one surprise that @DAYS should revisit

Lisa Rinna chemistry with Matthew Ashford stoked the fires and was a pleasant and welcome

it was playful… easy banter… and heck you got it TEASE

HELLO

Billie and Jack

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…you know what: Julie Pinson should have been brought back as Billie Reed and NOT Lisa Rinna!!!!! Oh…and Lisa Rinna herself needs to go back to The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills…and stay there!!!!!

Later.

Ray
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Ray

Since Ron C took over, the show has been fantastic. The current storyline with John poisoning Steve is by far my least favorite.

Patrick
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Patrick

@ Days of OUR Lives : “we” have found – OUR – new Queen: Christie Clark

@DAYS- you simply MUST hire and contract out this beautiful woman… who is effortlessly putting on a grand big show… so warm… so sexy… so put together… so

The TORCH has passed… Carrie Brady

LOVE THIS WOMAN TO BITS

blake
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blake

Yes! Christie Clark said in an interview that’d she love to return to Days and misses playing Carrie and the acting. I’d love to see her back for good, or at least recurring.

Mo
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Mo

Then they’d have to bring Austin back or break them up. I do like Carrie and with Sami gone it would be a good time for her to return. Just not a fan of Austin Peck.

Celia
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Celia

Love Carrie, blake. I wish past characters/ actors could all come back. I miss Melanie, Theresa etc….Nicole, the most !!

blake
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blake

Celia, do you know Theresa is coming back? It was announced a few months ago, so that means she will be onscreen within the next few months.

Celia
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Celia

Thanks, blake….looking forward to seeing Theresa. No doubt, she will be on the warpath, considering the illicit relationship between Brady and Eve.

Mo
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Mo

I don’t think she’s putting on that grand of a show, but that’s mainly because she hasn’t been given a whole lot to do. Would like to see her in more scenes with her parents and Marlena and others.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

As I’ve said on previous posts, I’m new to this soap so I have to admit I took a double take when I heard Lisa Rinna call Lauren Koslow “mom.” Lauren could have as easily called Lisa Rinna “mom.” There’s barely a difference in their appearance in terms of age. As I’ve also said on other posts, I get that actors are cast as parent/offspring who aren’t that far apart in age in reality. But these two? They could be cast as sisters…but mother/daughter? That’s REALLY suspending disbelief!

Mo
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Mo

Well, Lauren is not the original Kate. Still, actors are not looking their ages so it is sometimes hard to believe familial ties. What about Caroline being a Great-Great-Grandmother?!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Mo…

I don’t know Caroline; don’t think she’s been on since I’ve been watching which is only a few months. I’ll keep a look out…

Mo
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Mo

Rebecca, Caroline hasn’t been on in a while. I think the actress may be ill.

Caroline is the mother of Roman and Kayla (and a couple others who are no longer on the show). When Will had Arianna it made her a great-great-grandmother, which is kinda ridiculous, but then I guess so is Kate and Marlena being great-grandmothers. We just overlook it on soaps.

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Mo….not just Caroline. How about Alice Horton? She became a great-great grandmother at 15… ( kidding…but, you know what I mean). The other incredible mother-child ‘relationship’, which is truly bizzarre, is Michael Graziadei and Gina Tognoni ( Y&R’s nuPhyllis).
Everyone in Hollywood looks the same age….no one ages.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Mo…thanks for the “intel”! 😉 I agree; I know we ignore a lot on soaps. Have to…but that’s part of what makes them so fun! There are many actors, take GH, where the age differences are not too far apart…like Kelly Monaco who plays Will DeVry’s daughter. But, to me, she looks young enough to be his daughter! I guess that’s the difference for me. I really don’t care about “real” ages…but when the actors actually look the same age like with Lisa and Lauren it was just comical. The only way that would work for me is if it… Read more »

Helen
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Helen

Agree with you! Mom actually looks younger than daughter and daughter’s lips are so distracting.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL!

Celia
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Celia

HaHa…Helen, your posts are few and far between, but, when you do post, I can’t help but chuckle….

blake
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blake

Yeah it was really distracting to see this Billie and Kate together and call each other mom and daughter. Billie looks the same age or older than Kate. I’d imagine it’d be awkward for the actresses. It really took away from the scenes.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I think it was one of the most unrealistic things I’ve seen on soaps…INCLUDING vampires and aliens! The difference is we know the latter is fantastical!

ChandlerFan
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ChandlerFan

It’s not believable that Billie would passively accept John shooting her namesake Will.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I think Will was named after his grandfather, Dr. William “Bill” Horton, Lucas’ father, ChandlerFan.

Mo
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Mo

No, Will was named after his father’s sister, Billie. Of course, at the time, Sami told everyone that Austin was her baby daddy, but it still works as Billie is also Lucas’ (half) sister.

As everyone thought Austin was Will’s father, the baby certainly wouldn’t have been named after Lucas’ (absent) father.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, 4ever…I asked my grandmother , and she said that everyone assumed Will was namd after Dr. Bill Horton. But, Mo does have a point. As soap operas go, a baby’s bio father is always questionable, LOL.
I become a bit confused, sometimes—as I heard, Bill and Laura also had a son, Mike, who turned out to be Mickey’s?
Dr. Bill was, also, Jennifer Rose’s father …..Gran said that ‘Rose’ was the name of Jen’s nanny?
So, Jen has two half brothers? WOW!!

Mo
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Mo

No one assumed Will was named after Bill. He was named after Billie. Austin was Will’s father at birth as Sami lied. I’m not even sure if Lucas’ paternity was known at this time. Trust me, Will was named after Billie. Mike is Bill’s son. Laura was married to Mickey, but had an affair with Bill. She tried to pass Mike off as Mickey’s son, but Mickey was sterile. The truth came out. Jennifer and Mike are full siblings. Lucas is a half-sibling to Mike and Jennifer on his father’s side, and on his mother’s side Billie, Austin, Philip, Cassie,… Read more »

K/kay
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K/kay

Lisa and Robert had off the charts chemistry please soap stars quit attacking each other years later let the viewersremember your great scenes you do not do yourself any favors. Just be glad years later you can come back and have a job! Be kind

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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