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Which DAYS ‘Undead’ Return Have You Enjoyed the Most … Nick, Charlie or Deimos?

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This week in the spirit of Halloween, Days of our Lives has been airing some very devilish episodes, with at its epicenter, the MarDevil’s (Deidre Hall) plot to wreak havoc on the town of Salem by resurrecting some of its all-time bad boys!

MarDevil goes to each of the gravesites of Charlie Dale (Mike Manning), Nick Fallon (Blake Berris) and Deimos Kiriakis (Vincent Irizarry), and literally takes them out of the ground and gets each of them to go after the people that put killed them in the first place.

For Charlie that is Allie (Lindsay Arnold) and for good measure his mother Ava (Tamara Braun) and half-brother, Tripp (Lucas Adams), for Deimos that is Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker), and for Nick, well, he has it in for Gabi (Camila Banus).

Throughout the Monday through Wednesday episodes, viewers watched flashbacks of how each of the bad men were murdered, and how now they have risen to torture their foes.

Blake Berris, Mike Manning, and Vincent Irizarry all looked as those they were having quite the fun time playing the zombie-versions of their once Salem characters.

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And as viewers saw, Gabi killed Nick, yet again, after finding Jake (Brandon Barash) buried, Tripp hit Charlie multiple times with a frying pan and cracked and his skull, and Nicole stabbed Deimos … again.  However, of course, no one else in Salem saw the zombies, making it difficult for the very much alive folks to get anyone to believe what just happened to them.

When the dust settled, it left Nicole and Rafe (Galen Gering) getting hot and heavy!

So did you enjoy seeing Blake, Mike, and Vincent again? What character’s undead return did you enjoy the most? Comment below.

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richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

I enjoyed Blake Berris as Nick and especially Mike Manning as Charlie! I really wish there was some way to bring Mike back to Days – a cousin or an identical twin? A complicated hero would be great. I miss him. He’s great on The Bay, for which he won his well deserved Emmy. He deserves an Emmy for his work as Mike from earlier this year: his reel ought to start with the rape scene, then a bit of his talk with Gwen in Horton Square, then move to his hands up at the doorway, a bit from his… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I should explain that kiss…. I totally did that to mess with Nick’s head.

Here’s why…. even though I’m walking around Salem in Marlena’s body, I’m still considered a “male” entity (even though I technically have no gender, as mortals understand them, which I pointed out at the time)

And Nick – you may remember – was a MAJOR homophobe. All the terrible things he did to his own cousin, Will.

So it was a little trick I played on him. Thanks for noticing!

Patrick
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Patrick

What ? I had no idea… Mike Manning WON (emmy), and deservedly so… even if; it’s the Bay… no disrespect. of the three, yesterday… i kept thinking , about the presence, the realism, the feed off of; his characterization’ Mike Manning, should be brought back… at this point… especially to explore that much more scenes with Ava ????? COME ON @DAYS… where’s Ava and Tripp ??? Tamara Braun is MAGIC… and watching Nicole boobs with nothing past that ??? Nicole has run her course… PLEASE just end this dead flirtation w/RAFE. Jeezus, he looks like he’s just biding his time…… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I echo the views expressed by richard w griffin and Patrick, particularly the accolades bestowed on Mike Manning and Blake Berris. No offense to Vincent Irizzary or his character, but I missed most of his original storyline. (Not sure where I was. Perhaps Kristen moved me for a temporary stay on a deserted island.) But getting back to Berris and Manning, I enjoyed their original storylines, their acting, and their returns. Wish they could be back as regulars… Each has phenomenal presence. Nod to our beloved Satan: thanks for explaining that kiss! Sometimes a kiss, even if the kiss is… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree, Jamesj75, about Mike Manning. Even dead, he’s hot (no pun intended). I so hoped GH would pick him up. It’s sorely in need of some pulse-raising men. I’m sorry but bringing back Drew as a robotic fossil just doesn’t do it for me. And since GH can’t rid itself of Peter the Puke, adding Mr. Manning would be a real coup.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I agree with your assessments as well, Soaphound. GH would be smart to cast Mike Manning. I am sure that TPTB at DOOL realize their mistake in letting Manning slip through their hands. A zombie Charlie is better than no Charlie…

Satan
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Satan

Problem with bringing Mike Manning on GH is that they have way too many new characters as it is, and he’s either too young or too old to fit any of the long absent roles which might be due for a recast. Now maybe if they cut out some of the dead weight to make room… Whiny Heiny, ToddFroddAustin (I was willing to give the third incarnation a fair chance, but he really brings nothing to the show, yet again) He might fit the role of Lucas Jones actually. Though they rarely write for the character, which is why Ryan… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Satan, you’re right: If GH ever made a solid commitment to the character of Lucas, Manning would be cool. Also, your idea of Manning being Sam’s bio-brother is golden…

Satan
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Satan

Well, at least three people saw Charlie (or four, counting Carmine the dead mobster), and Nick was apparently seen by a number of people, according to what Kate said to Julie. We know that Phillip saw him, though he dismissed it as some kid’s zombie Halloween costume.

Nicole, on the other horn…. she’s got no corroboration that Deimos came to visit her at work. Unless the stuffed bear starts talking to Rafe again. And no, that wasn’t me making that bear talk, just in case anybody was wondering!!

Hope y’all enjoyed my Helloween prank. Now back to my regularly scheduled possession story…….

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Hands down… Nick Fallon (Blake Berris) was completely awesome in the episodes. In my opinion, the best of the three undead returns!

I wish GH could find a home for him as a new character/not Spinelli. Or, maybe he can be a long-lost twin of Nick’s. Blake is a fine actor!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I’m with you…I always liked Blake on the show.

Ric
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Ric

Loved all of them. They should never have been killed off

Delonjo
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Delonjo

I enjoyed Charlie the best because Mike Manning brought the acting CHOPS. He was always good but MM’s developed even further as an actor since his departure. He was frankly AMAZING, and I told him so on Twitter. A stunning talent!

JJ
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JJ

Bringing back 3 rapists was gross and uncalled for. Especially Charlie because he raped Marlena’s granddaughter. I know this is an outlandish storyline, but some boundaries should be respected and some lines should not be crossed.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG!

Rodd
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Rodd

It was a great idea to bring back former cast members; certainly unusual. I especially was hooked by Nick. He had such swagger and one-liners; plus he looked amazing! I wish they’d find a way to bring Blake back full-time. Not necessarily as Nick, of course, but as a Horton cousin or something.

Carol
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Carol

I didn’t enjoy any of it. This is the worst storyline Days has ever had, starting with the possession of Marlena again.

JOHN GAINOR
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JOHN GAINOR

I’m with YOU Carol – as I said above, it is possibly the worst story line they have ever come up with –

Satan
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Satan

Wait till you see what I do next. Let’s just say I’m about to change residences again…..

Shari
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Shari

None. This was stupid and ridiculous.

Steven
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Steven

Loved Charlie and Nick!! I never liked Deimos

Patrick
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Patrick

^^^^ doesn’t MY GABS – LOOK so DARNED CUTE !!!! oh she’s my girl… and or woman ! she’s always flanked by DUDES

carol a
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carol a

My friend and I thought it was kind of funny and stupid.Then again zombies are very popular.If i had a choice I would say Charlie.

matt m
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matt m

Dark Shadows it is NOT!

Momo
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Momo

I enjoyed Nick and Charlie returning. Also liked Kate telling Julie Nick was back. LOL

JOHN GAINOR
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JOHN GAINOR

HORRIBLE and the worst, the absolute WORST story line they have ever come up with – ridiculous and inane – badly written and poorly acted (for the most part) but then again, in fairness to the actors, they can only do so much when given such atrocious material. If this show continues on this particular path it, like these zombie characters, won’t be long for this World.

The other Lis
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The other Lis

It was different for a soap. Dont know how they will explain dead Carmine. I thought the zombies could be scarier though. The rotting limbs should have been dropping off Charlie and roaches or mice should have been involved with Nick and Jake.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I have to say Gabi outdid herself digging up the dirt. She’s always been good at that. One time,around was enough for me with those three guys, although I’d take V.I anytime, on any show.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Let’s just start this by saying if you missed last Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives on Peacock, you missed beautifully touching and effective performances by both Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and Marci Miller (ex-Abigail).

Leading up to it, Chad had a gut-wrenching week.  He figured out that Clyde (James Read) was the culprit that murdered his wife and later confronted him.  That led to key scenes where Chad confronts Clyde at Abigail’s gravesite and wants to hear all the gory details of how Clyde stabbed his wife, and then learned how the criminal covered his tracks, went after Sonny (Zach Tinker) and stabbed him, and framed Leo (Greg Rikaart) for the crimes.

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Throughout the reveal, Billy Flynn played all of Chad’s pain and horror, while holding a gun at Clyde baiting him on – problem was Clyde is so despicable he had no problem telling Chad the grisly truth.  During a struggle for the gun with Chad, it is EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) who saves the day and shoots Clyde.  The two brothers bond over their shared disdain for Clyde.

Later at the Salem PD, EJ apologizes to Chad for bringing Clyde into their lives and for what happened to Abigail.  Chad takes it in but does not explode, rather appreciates his brother for saving his life.

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However, the emotional rollercoaster that Chad went through, and the audience, in the expert hands of Flynn, was nothing compared to the heartbreaking scenes where Abigail visits Chad at her gravesite, now that he solved the murder mystery.

Abigail is proud that Chad found her killer and tells him that she wants him to love again and that it’s OK to move on.  She knows he will always love her, and she will always love him.  Then, when Abigail asks Chad to tell her what traits their children, Thomas and Charlotte, possess that remind him of Abigail, it was very tender and not overplayed.  When it was time for their final goodbyes, both Flynn and Miller reminded us all why #Chabby was one of the best duos in DAYS history.

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In the end, it was Billy Flynn who carried the ball all the way to the end zone and scored a touchdown in the conclusion of Chad and Abigail’s love story.  It is always a nice to see when DAYS decides to write for and feature material which plays to Flynn’s strengths, and this did.

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So, for all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Billy Flynn’s work as the Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of the Chad and Abigail goodbye scenes at her gravesite? What did you think of Billy’s performance and the reveal that Clyde Weston was Abigail’s murderer? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.  But first, check out our latest conversation with Billy, and his DAYS co-stars Greg Rikaart and Mary Beth Evans now on the Michael Fairman Channel below, where Billy discusses taping the pivotal scenes and more.

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DAYS Billy Flynn, Greg Rikaart & Mary Beth Evans Talk On: Abigail’s Murderer Revealed, Orpheus’ Poisonous Plot & the Move to Peacock

September had been a pivotal month for Days of our Lives.  After nearly 57-years on broadcast television, the long-running soap opera shifted from NBC to exclusively streaming on Peacock.  While fans have been adjusting and wrapping their heads around the change, the stories of the characters you love to love, or love to hate, are continuing to play out in Salem.

This week, after months of a whodunit and who is to blame for the death of Chad’s wife, Abigail DiMera, DAYS fans finally learned that the actual killer was none other than Clyde Weston (James Read).  Meanwhile, Kayla has taken ill along with Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate (Lauren Koslow), all a part of Orpheus’ (George DelHoyo) longstanding feud with the women and the men in their lives.

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Now on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, DAYS stars: Billy Flynn (Chad), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) discuss their latest storylines, plus their thoughts on the soaps move on Peacock and its future.

As viewers witnessed on recent episodes, Chad figured out that it was Clyde who murdered Abigail, and went after him with a gun. Chad decided he wanted to hear the entire sordid story of how Clyde killed her.  This led to the showdown scenes at Abigail’s gravesite which included a visit by EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), who saved his brother from Clyde. During this interview, Billy weighs-in on taping the climatic scenes, what it was like to blame multiple characters for months for Abigail’s death, plus what the future holds in store for Chad as he moves on with his life post-Chabby.

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Greg Rikaart shares his thoughts on if he ever thought Leo would turn out to be Abigail’s murderer since Leo had a revenge plot against those who wronged him. Rikaart also weighs-in on the story where Leo had a relationship with Craig Wesley, his enduring on-screen relationship with Emily O’Brien (Gwen, ex-Jana, Y&R) , plus working with Billy in the limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, where Chad goes in drag as “Belinda Chinashop” and more.

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Mary Beth talks on Kayla’s latest plight; that  being kidnapped by Orpheus along with Marlena and Kate, the good doctor has become very sick while trying to maintain order at University Hospital.  Evans also shares her thoughts on the arrival of Abigail Klein as her on-screen daughter Stephanie, the departure of Marci Miller as Abigail, and more.

Check out our full interview with Billy, Greg and Mary Beth below, and make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews, music videos, game shows and special event coverage.

Now let us know, what did you think of Clyde being revealed as Abigail’s true killer? What did you think of the confrontation scenes between Billy Flynn and James Read? What has been your favorite Leo moment since Greg came to DAYS?  Will Kayla figure out what Orpheus has done to her and others? Finally, are you enjoying DAYS on Peacock after its first few weeks of the series exclusively streaming? Share your thoughts in the comment section,

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Roark Critchlow on His Return to DAYS and Working With Cady McClain

It’s been 12 years since Roark Critchlow appeared on Days of our Lives as Dr. Mike Horton, the brother of Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Cady McClain). However, fans have been excited to see him back on their screens when the series teased his appearance in the extended fall preview.

Now with Jennifer spiraling downward (now that her pill-popping addiction is back), it seems like a good time for Dr. Mike to return to Salem to help his sis. (And if the promo for this week’s DAYS is any indication, it certainly looks like Jennifer is going to be involved in a car crash and need medical assistance or at least some brotherly love.)

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Roark initially appeared as Mike back in 1994 and left the soap back in 1999. He returned in 2010 for a few episodes honoring the late Frances Reid (Alice Horton) who was Mike’s grandmother.

In an interview about his return with Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Roark talks about working with McClain as Jennifer, when he previously worked with Missy Reeves in the part.

Critchlow expressed on sharing scenes with McClain: “Her character is going through a lot. She and I dropped in really easily, I felt. It was a very nice, natural care for each other. It wasn’t difficult, that’s for sure. Obviously, Missy is a super-duper person. But you don’t compare people. Cady and I chatted. We got on good. In terms of story, I thought we pulled it off nicely as being people who’ve known each other their whole lives.”

Look for Roark to make his DAYS re-emergence on the upcoming October 3rd episode of the Peacock streaming series.

So, looking forward to seeing Roark and Cady sharing scenes together? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out this week’s promo for DAYS below.

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