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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
Celia

Please…No!!

mary
mary

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

Celia
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
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 GOLD.

sorry to bring up the age difference.. but it’s not tolerable in this situation….

JUST LIKE – GH Anna and Finn… it’s too glaring.. and such a detriment to Finola Hughes character to continually act out… which is not what her character is about

same could be said for Rafe… if either of you want to jump in. Galen Gerring as Rafe… is not given enough credit for his nuanced and subtle delivery. he plays his beats on que on par.

he just sways me… takes me for a flight of fantasy… and quite honestly… can’t believe he’s wasted on Hope. Grans Jewels go and make donuts. Hope had it… with Bo and Aiden. OK done saying that.

have either of you seen the magic coming out of Christie Clark… she’s a stand alone act… just mesmerizing … LOOK @Rate now. Hope could do nothing but act out her job.

ALL it took was an eye to eye… and Rafe started dancing .. and Carrie looked on even more and knew she had him. this is it… this is the stuff that is REEL

so.. yeah.. to see a little bite here and their for Hope. Kristian Alfonso has got to dig somewhere. can she ? raise the bar… just like Jenny Bear… ANOTHER ONE… with Greg Vaughan as Eric ? PLEASE

with all due respect to the ladies… reason we all have the mindset behind closed doors is enough for these two ( Hope and Jenny Bear).

Rafe and Eric are

rebecca1
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
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 her keep causing trouble for Hope and Rafe.

Jimh
Jimh

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

Celia
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
Rebecca1

feel better, jimh!

4ever DAYS
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
4ever DAYS

* I had expected.

rebecca1
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
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 it, if your theory is correct) include a split personality?… If so, who is her alter-ego? She may have more than one personality.

Satan
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
Shay

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

Celia
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 better this way.
I still pine for Little Lauren, though.
You bet about Rafe…. his true self coms out with Carrie…as it does with Sami—WOW!! Stuck between two sisters?? LOL.
Hope ‘makes’ Rafe’s persona stuffy….no fun….she brings him down. I only hope Hope ( HaHa) finds out about what happened during Sami’s last visit.
Now…Finn and Anna… never liked this coupling. I, actually, enjoy him with Alexis. They’re fun….Alexis’ personality, when with Finn, pleasantly surprised me. She needs someone like him.
Everything seems to be centered around Charlie’s. And, I suspect, the reason we are seeing so much of Finn with Alexis and vice versa is to make Julian jealous and vice versa ( kim with Julian)…..TPTB have a little juicy tid-bit up Charlie’s alley.

Shay
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 over the Divine Devane so utterely charming! On the other hand I do notice an obviously older, frustrated, grasping at straws Alexis conspiculously throwing herself at Finn in order to make Julian jealous and have some hanky-panky in the process….that’s all this woman is ever about….and I am gratified that, thus far, the elsewhere preoccupied Finn is having none of it…he’s totally besotted by the enchanting Anna and he’s not looking for cheap thrills ala Alexis….actually the two of them being constantly thrown into these seriously contrived scenarios makes me want to hurl. (Aren’t there enough other random males circulating around Port Charles to help Alexis scratch her perennial itch????) Having said that, I’m digging Dr. Kim with “Charlie”….he needs some lighthearted fun with a fresh, breezy new lover to match his own youthful, sexually-charged persona.

Jimh
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
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 is the reason? I can’t believe that is just to take over Gabi’s name off their label…
The entire thing smells of Stefano.
What do you make of John, Jimmy? Do you think those were not real bullets he used on Paul and Will? I do not like John, but he’s one of the good guys…..did he simply put his son and step-grandson to a “temporary” sleep?
Aside—I am not liking what Lani is doing to JJ—but, it is a soap, and this is soapy stuff….which will eventually come back to haunt her.

Celia
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
Mo

Looking forward to Billie’s return!

timoteo
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
Iakovos

I CONCUR!

Damien
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
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
mary

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

Patrick
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
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
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
Mark

I read that they hated working with each other…lol

Patrick
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
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
blake

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

dmr
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
Katiek

I wish she could stay longer than a few episodes

Jimmy
Jimmy

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

k/kay
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
Celia

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

Celia
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
blake

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

Celia
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
Johnny Grant

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

mary
mary

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

Sandy Pasteur
Sandy Pasteur

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

blake
blake

Sexist comment? Sigh.

Celia
Celia

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

Johnny Grant
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
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
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
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
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
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 and a hard place? As I said, people do not age in Hollywood….What to do? Find a younger recast than Lisa? That would take time and money, maybe?….. there is nothing we can do, except s**k it up….and enjoy, LOL.

Shay
Shay

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

Celia
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
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
Patrick

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

WOAH and just WOW

heart breaker

Satan
Satan

For once, I agree with Patrick 666%

Krista Allen was definitely the Devil’s favorite Billie.

Celia
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
Joel

Krista was my favorite Billie!

Dean Morgan
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
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
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 his father and Mickey as his uncle.

Celia
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 memory is very sharp….it is I who gets the stories a bit ‘twisted’, LOL.

Mo
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 had a romance with Carrie. I think they actually married. Mike did return for Alice’s funeral/memorial, but I think that was the last time he was on.

Mo
Mo

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

Celia
Celia

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

Carol
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
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 GOOD WRITING… she’s a solid contribution.

I am loving that these 4 shows… ARE bringing back for guest arcs… characters that are impacting for the show… and the audience gets to feast a little bit more.

i’m still LOVING Lean Hunley ‘ ANNA. NICE … pat on the back for Roman.

Christie Clark !!!!! now this gal I want forever … contract her

Billie and Bo ? she’s got more energy than Hope.

James R. Poissant
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
davleestev1

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

davleestev1
davleestev1

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

Satan
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Celia

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

blake
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 was an avant-garde piece of theatre where the actors were just playing the roles…regardless of age/gender, etc. Where it’s part of the creative process. But in a case where it’s supposed to be “real”…dunno…this was so bizarre that it broke that fourth wall for me. Funny? Yes. But I like the story! I don’t want to be amused in the midst of my soapy angst! 😉

Helen
Helen

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

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL!

Celia
Celia

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

blake
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
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
ChandlerFan

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

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

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

Mo
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
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
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, and Rex.

K/kay
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 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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TODAY: Ron Carlivati’s Dad Appears on DAYS

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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Make sure to check out today’s episode of Days of our Lives for this fun moment with Ron’s dad! Comment below.

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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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