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Spoilers: Sheila Makes Lani Jealous


Soaps in Depth Spoilers!

No Days Thursday and Friday due to Thanksgiving!

Days Thursday 9/27/18 was pre-empted or cut off due to the supreme court hearings, in some areas.  You can watch it on the NBC site.  

Greg Vaughan Talks His New Love and Eric Brady 9/6

Days is pre-empted Monday 9/3 due to Labor Day.

Summer Sizzle promo!

Greg Vaughan and Angie Harmon Are a Real-life Brady Bunch  8/24

Days will not air Thursday 6/7/18 or Friday 6/8/18 due to French Open tennis.

 No DOOL on Monday. Happy Memorial Day!  More info

Greg Vaughan opens up about Emmy win for 'Days of Our Lives' 5/25  

DOOL won Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team, and for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team. James Reynolds (Abe) won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Greg Vaughan (Eric) won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Eileen Davidson (ex-Kristen/Susan) won for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Ashley in Y&R. Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy) won for her role on "The Bay" as Best Digital Guest Performer.

Daytime Emmy nominations!

45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Drama Performer Pre-Nominations Announced!

Daytime soap schedule during the holidays...  Days will air a new episode.
Friday, December 29: Days will air a new episode.
Monday, January 1: Days will be pre-empted by sports.

Labor Day schedule for Monday, September 4: DOOL will not be seen, due to NBC's coverage of the PGA Golf Tour.

"Days of Our Lives" has been renewed for a 52nd season!

Due to the solar eclipse, Monday's 8/21 episode of DOOL may be pre-empted, depending on the time zone.

 Ashley Benson (ex-Abby) is nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress) for “Pretty Little Liars”. Vote Now! The show Airs Sunday, August 13, LIVE on FOX

"Days of Our Lives" has replaced Co-Head Writer Dena Higley with Ron Carlivati as Head Writer effective immediately. His first episode will air on July 19, 2017. Carlivati worked at both GH & OLTL. Previous Co-Head Writer Ryan Quan & Sheri Anderson Thomas, who wrote for "Guiding Light, "Santa Barbara," and GH, will both be Creative Consultants.

DAYS’s Corday Received Star on May 15, 2017 10:13 AM
Congratulations to DAYS’s Executive Producer, Ken Corday, who received the 2,612th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today in the category of Television. In addition to a host of DAYS stars in attendance, fellow Walk of Famer Andy Garcia was the guest speaker. The star was placed next to the star that Deidre Hall (Marlena) received last year. You can watch the ceremony live at 2:30 p.m. TT/11:30 a.m. PT. at

At the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the following winners were announced:
Writing Team: Y&R
Directing Team & Drama Series: GH
Supporting Actress: Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Lead Actress:
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Lead Actor:
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)

At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the following winners were announced:
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta, Days of Our Lives
Art & Lighting Direction, Set Decoration, Editing: Y&R
Technical Team, Costume Design, & Makeup: B&B
Sound Mixing & Music Direction: Days of Our Lives
Original Song: Days' "When Time Was On Our Side"
Hairstyling: General Hospital
Stunt Coordinator: Terry James, Days
Digital Drama Series: The Bay the Series
Digital Drama Series Outstanding Actress: Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The Bay)
Outstanding Actor: Kristos Andros (Pete Garrett, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actress: Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actor: Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay)

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl Underwood, was live-streamed at Facebook Live & Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Click here for the list of nominees.

Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) hosted the red-carpet pre-show from 5:30 - 7:30 ET / 2:30 - 4:30 PT on both days as well as 2 additional Facebook Live appearances from the NATAS Emmy Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday, April 29 at 4 & 7 p.m. ET / 1 & 4 p.m. PT.

Eileen Davidson's book "Dial Emmy for Murder" will become a movie!

On Friday, February 24, 2017, Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami) underwent surgery to repair the ACL on her right knee, which she had injured while skiing in December.

On February 21, 2017, NBC announced that it has renewed "Days of Our Lives" for Season 52.

On Thursday, February 9, Joseph Mascolo last appeared as Days' Stefano, filmed before his death on December 7, 2016. In the episode, Marlena (Deidre Hall), Rafe (Galen Gering) & Leann Hunley (Anna) confront him about his transgressions against them through the years. In a special video, Mascolo's long-time castmates share their memories of the late actor.

Kassie DePaiva (ex-Eve, Days; ex-Blair, OLTL), who was diagnosed in 2016 with acute myeloid leukemia, announced on February 4, 2017, that she is now cancer free!

The pre-nom results were announced on January 25 with 10 in each category moving forward to Blue Ribbon voting for which actors can submit 20 minutes from up to 4 episodes. The final nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 22. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards show will be on April 28 while the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 both at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

Sign this petition to let NBC know you want the show to stay on the air!

Happy 13,000th episode to DOOL! It aired on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

2017 Days of Our Lives Cast pic

Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on, Daily Motion,,  and GlobalTV for Canadian viewers.

On Monday, January 16, "Days of Our Lives" began airing one hour earlier in the New York City area, at 12:00 Noon.

Robb Derringer (Scooter Nelson, Days; ex-Kyle Sloane, GH) & DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba became engaged on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the site of their first date, a secluded beach cove along the California coast. Read more here.

Joseph Peter Mascolo (Stefano DiMera, Days; ex-Massimo Marone, B&B; ex-Nicholas Van Buren, GH) died at 87 on December 8, 2016, in Lake Arrowhead, CA, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 13, at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills' Church of the Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric, Days) and his wife, actress Danneel Harris Ackles (ex-Shannon, OLTL) welcomed, a boy and a girl named Zeppelin Bram and Arrow Rhodes, who joined big sis, JJ, on December 2, 2016.

Arianne Zucker Breaks Her Silence About the Donald Trump Scandal

Billy Flynn (Chad) married actress Gina Lynn Comparetto on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Saddle Rock Ranch, in the hills of Malibu, CA.

Drake Hogestyn was injured on May 5, 2016 on the Days set while filming a stunt that required him to "break" through a prop door that "had not been properly prepared." When he "ran full speed," he "smashed headfirst" into it suffering "severe head injuries" requiring hospitalization. He returned to the set of the show on September 27.

On September 11, 2016, Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days) took home the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her work on "Acting Dead." 

Camila Banus (Gabi, Days) injured her foot during a Parkour exercise class in August, 2016.

Kassie DePaiva (Eve) announced in August, 2016, that she has been in treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia for a month which will continue over the next 3 months. She believes her prognosis is good and will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, expecting a complete cure.  For more, click here.

Chrishell Stause (Bethany, Y&R; ex-Jordan, Days; ex-Amanda, AMC) & Justin Hartley (Adam, Y&R; ex-Nicholas, Passions) became engaged at the end of July 2016 after being together for 2-1/2 years. She just celebrated her 35th birthday on July 21. He is 39 with a 12-year-old daughter, Isabella, with ex-wife Lindsay.

Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, Days; ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and his wife, Kaitlin, welcomed their second daughter on July 15, 2016, named Everly Maeve Vilasuso. They have a daughter, Riley Grace, 3.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Patrika Darbo (Nancy, Days) was nominated as Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her role in the online show "Acting Dead." To see the full list, click here. The award show will be held live on Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm ET /4 pm PT on ABC.

Taylor Spreitler (ex-Mia, Days) revealed that her father, Danny, 55, took his own life due to the pain of depression. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255.

Days of Our Lives' Executive Producer Ken Corday will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

See the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here!  Click here for the list of nominees and winners.

Deidre Hall (Marlena) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days) and hubby Grant Turnbull had a baby boy on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, named Torin Mathias Turnbull.

Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) and her husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben, Days) had a daughter, Olivia Christine Gaston, on April 30, 2016.

After April 15, 2016, "Days of Our Lives" no longer airs same-day repeat broadcasts on Pop TV.

"Ladies of the Lake," the new digital series based on the novel by Days' Executive Producer Ken Corday, has announced its cast. Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, Days; ex-Rick, B&B), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days), John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip, Days; ex-Rex, OLTL), Martha Madison (Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola, Passions), Wally Kurth (Justin, Days; Ned, GH), Marie Wilson (Summer, Days; ex-Meg, ATWT; ex-Karen, PC & GH), Gordon Thomson (ex-Walter, Days; ex-Freeman, Passions; ex-AJ, Sunset Beach; ex-Adam, Dynasty), John Callahan (ex-Edmund, AMC; ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Lilly Melgar (ex-Lily, GH; ex-Claudia, B&B), Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer, OLTL) & Jillian Clare (ex-Abby, Days) will appear in the new soap from Michael Caruso.

The third novel from Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami, Days), Opportunity Knocks, was released on April 5, 2016.

Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily, GH; ex-Taylor, Days) announced her engagement to Dr. Matt Aldag, a neuroscientist and science writer, on March 23, 2016.

Peter Brown (ex-Dr. Greg Peters, Days; ex-Blake Hayes, B&B; ex-Robert Laurence, Y&R; ex-Roger Forbes, Loving; ex-Charles Sanders III, OLTL) passed away at 80 on March 21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Kerstin and two sons, Matthew & Joshua.

NBC has renewed "Days of Our Lives" for its 51st season until September 2017, with an option for an additional year. Due to the network's dislike of the present 5-month-ahead taping schedule, the show is now on a 5-week hiatus and will resume filming on Monday, April 4.

Josh Griffith has left the writing staff of Days of Our Lives. Ryan Quan is now Co-Head Writer with Dena Higley.

Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, Days; ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and his wife, Kaitlin, are expecting their second child in July. They have a daughter, Riley Grace, 3.

Casey Moss (JJ, Days) and his band "Eyes for One" have released their first full length album, "BeneathTheTruth," which contains 10 songs and can be purchased on iTunes.

Matthew Ashford (Jack) and his girlfriend Lana Buss had a daughter, Willa, on November 30, 2015. Willa joins brother Henry and two half-sisters, Grace & Emma.

Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days) released a Christmas CD on Tuesday, November 24, which includes many holiday classics as well as "Baby It's Cold Outside," her duet with Eric Martsolf (Brady) released last year. If you order it on her website, you'll also receive a personalized Christmas card.

On Monday, October 26, Casey Moss (JJ, Days), 21, was drinking at the W Scottsdale Hotel in Arizona when he tried to punch a bartender who refused to continue serving him. A friend went to hold him back, but he made his way free and shoved a fellow bar patron then was tackled by the bar's bouncer. Finally he struggled with police officers. Once he was handcuffed, he was asked his name and cursed & yelled "I'm Casey Moss, and I'm an actor on Days of Our Lives!" He was released from jail on Tuesday and is facing charges for assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. He was in Scottsdale for the book signing of "Days of Our Lives 50 Years" with his costars.
UPDATE: At the pre-trial conference on Friday, November 20, Casey Moss plead guilty to disorderly conduct, and the other two charges were dismissed. People Collector's Edition 2015

50th Anniversary "Days of Our Lives" cast photo. (Click on picture to see larger one.)

People's 50th Anniversary Cast Photo(Top row, l. to r.) Eric Martsolf (Brady), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne), Josh Taylor (Roman), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Greg Vaughan (Eric), Alison Sweeney (Sami), Christopher Sean (Paul), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Kate Mansi (Abby), Rob Scott Wilson (Ben), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Casey Moss (JJ), Camila Banus (Gabi), James Reynolds (Abe), A Martinez (Eduardo), Thaao Penghlis (André'), Lauren Koslow (Kate), & Billy Flynn (Chad).

(Second row seated): Judi Evans (Adrienne), John Aniston (Victor), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Drake Hogestyn (John), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Sal Stowers (Lani), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), & Joseph Mascolo (Stefano).

Alison Sweeney (Sami) & James Scott (ex-EJ) were reunited on HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" after ABC news reported about Noujain Mustafa who, despite being wheelchair-bound, left her home in Kobani, a war-torn Syrian town, and traveled to the Serbian border, hoping to get to Germany. Mustafa revealed that she learned to speak English by watching Days, and that Sami and EJ were her favorite characters. On his show, Oliver hilariously recounted the story of the duo's turbulent romance, then aired a newly taped scene between the actors, where the characters reunited after EJ's "death."

Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days) has written the graphic novel "Credence: Lose This Skin." Check out the trailer here!

Days Scoops/Spoilers

By Mandy

SOD 12/17/18

Sonny Marries Leo!
Realizing there’s no way around Leo’s blackmail, Sonny tells the sleazy con man he’ll marry him. Leo takes great delight in Sonny’s decision. While Leo sets out to find someone to officiate, Will tells Marlena about Leo’s blackmail, and Sonny confesses all to Adrienne and Justin. Despite Adrienne and Justin’s anger over the whole situation, Sonny convinces them that he’s weighed all his options and marrying Leo is the only answer. Once Leo secures Sheila to conduct the ceremony, Leo and Sonny’s nuptials get underway, but when it comes time for anyone to object, someone surprising speaks up: Victor. Sonny’s uncle stops the ceremony, stunned that Sonny would marry the low-life who sued Titan. The ceremony proceeds, and Leo and Sonny are officially married. After, Leo eagerly addresses the couple’s wedding night, but Sonny’s not having it. While Leo heads off to spend his wedding night alone, Sonny gets a strong talking-to from Victor.

*Early Editions*
Abigail is forced to come clean with Kayla.
Julie uncovers a huge secret.
Rafe confides in Eli.
Victor fires Chad.

*Ratings for 11/12: 1.6

Bryan R. Dattilo is out, for now, as Lucas Roberts, who leaves Salem on 12/11 to spend time with Allie in Europe.

*Hot Plots Preview - Holly’s Future Uncertain*
Eric dreams of a happy future with Holly after Maggie agrees to let him raise her grandchild. But when a letter from Nicole surfaces, stating that she wants Chloe to take care of her daughter if anything happens to her, everything changes. However, once Maggie sees the letter, she has a change of heart. She tracks down Eric and informs him of Nicole’s written wishes. Eric talks to Chloe, insisting that Nicole’s dying request should take precedence over the letter, but Brady disagrees.

*1st Look*
Rafe catches Hope in a compromising position with Ted.
Sheila gets some important filing done.
Doug brings the sweet treats.
Lucas shares an emotional good-bye with Kate.
Will cries into his beer.

Rafe decks Ted on 12/10, while Abigail threatens Gabi.
Julie looks back at her 50 years in Salem on 12/11, while Lani and Eli tell the family they’re dating and Lucas says good-bye.
Sheila and Abe argue on 12/12, while Sarah tries to get through to Brady.
Kayla tells Tripp the truth about Steve on 12/13.
Stefan wants to make love to “Gabby” on 12/14, while JJ defends Gabi and Kayla offers Sarah a job.

*What Will Happen*
Gabi and Kate concoct a new scheme that targets Stefan.
Lani helps Rafe.
Stefan gets Abigail released.
Julie confronts Ciara.

SOD 12/10/18

Rafe Suspects Hope Is Cheating On Him!
Hope’s secret alliance with Ted to bring down Ben leads Rafe to assume the worst - that his wife might be having an affair. Rafe’s suspicions begin to rise when he questions Hope about her trip to Smith Island, and she claims she went to pick up a locket Abigail left there. Later, Hope continues her plotting, phoning Ted and promising she’ll figure out a place for him and Ben to meet. She swears she’ll do whatever it takes to bring down Ben, including lying to her husband. Rafe, who overhears the end of the conversation, knows Hope is hiding something. Hope heads to Smith Island to put her plan in motion with Ted, while Rafe confides in Eli, who suggests Hope might be seeing another guy. Convinced Hope’s actions have something to do with Ben, Rafe also goes to Smith Island. However, when he arrives at the cabin, he’s not so sure. Rafe returns to Salem, where he shares what he found with Julie. Like Eli, Julie suggests Hope might be having a fling - to pay him back for his tryst with Sami. Suddenly, Rafe’s trust in Hope begins to waver. Things are bound to get worse when Hope finally comes face to face with Rafe.

*Early Editions*
Kayla tells Tripp the truth about Steve.
Rafe decks Ted in front of Hope.
Leo forces a wedding on Sonny.

*Ratings for 11/5: 1.6

Vanessa Williams last aired on 11/21 as Valerie Grant, who moved to DC for a new job.

*Hot Plots Preview – Eli And Lani Kiss*
The green-eyed monster leads to a passionate kiss between Eli and Lani. Sheila orchestrates the whole thing when Lani turns up at Eli’s room. Sheila opens the door in a towel and insinuates she and Eli just had sex. Eli appears, also in a towel, and questions Lani’s reaction. Lani storms off, while Sheila tells Eli that she did him a favor. Then Eli takes off for the cop shop, where he and Lani have it out. Eli points out that it’s clear Lani has feelings for him and reminds Lani how he feels about her. Lani grabs Eli and kisses him.

*1st Look*
Eric takes out his aggression on Brady.
It’s feeding time for Ben and Ciara, and Marlena and John.
Rafe ponders the meaning of red wine.
Chad and Gabi check out her phone.

Sonny gets Chad to admit he knew that Kate used Leo to bring down Sonny and Titan Industries on 12/3, while Gabi sneaks into Kayla’s office to get the original DNA test results for Charlotte and runs into Kayla on her way out.
Sonny lets Kate have it for ruining his life on 12/4.
Ciara and Ben’s date hits a snag when Julie refuses to take his reservation on 12/5, while Marlena and John have dinner with Brady and Claire, then have a romantic evening.
Lucas returns to Salem and tells Chloe he’s planning to go back to Europe to be with Allie on 12/6.
Kate and Gabi hatch a new plot on 12/7.

*What Will Happen:
Rafe questions Gabi.
Ted and Hope concoct a plan to snag Ben.
Ciara shares her feelings about Ben with Kayla.
Marlena has words of wisdom for Claire.

SOD 12/3/18

Ted Turns To Hope!
Rafe and Hope have dessert at Doug’s Place, and learn that Ciara lied about spending Thanksgiving with her grandparents. Hope goes to investigate and discovers her daughter was with Ben. An argument ensues, and Ciara insists that nothing is going on with Ben. When Hope leaves, she is grabbed by Ted Laurent, who has returned to Salem. Ted urges Hope not to tell Rafe, but she would normally tell Rafe, so she declines to get involved. Rafe, meanwhile, spies Ciara and Ben kissing. Hope agrees to help Ted in exchange for information about Ben.

Leo Returns!
Sonny and Will’s happy reunion hits a major snag when Leo, the guy they thought they accidentally killed, turns up at their door alive and well and seething with revenge. Leo gives Sonny and Will a brief account of what actually happened to him. Leo continues toying with Will and Sonny, who try to kick him out. But Leo won’t have any of it and announces that he’s back to hold Sonny at his word about marrying him. Leo now has two things to hold over Sonny’s head: sexual harassment and attempted murder. Will vows that nothing will keep him and Sonny apart and goes to talk to Kate. He explains that Leo is back and questions Kate about his sleazy attorney, Ted. Unfortunately, Kate can’t help him. Meanwhile, Leo presses Sonny for a decision, but he continues to stall. Later, Will returns and explains that he got nowhere with Kate. That’s when Leo decides to reveal another huge piece of information to the pair: Kate was the one originally behind his lawsuit.

*Early Editions*
John plans a romantic surprise for Marlena.
Rafe follows Hope to Smith Island.
Brady tries to make amends with Eric.
Eli and Lani share a charged moment.

*Ratings for 10/29: 1.6

Kate Mansi returns on 11/29 as Abigail Deveraux.

Gilles Marini returns this week as Ted Laurent.

This Megia has been cast as Haley Chen.

Greg Rikaart returns on 11/26 as Leo Starke.

*Hot Plots Preview – Ben And Ciara Kiss*
Ben presses Ciara to admit her feelings and the two share a sweet first kiss. Rafe spies their buss, and doesn’t understand how Ciara could be getting close to Ben. The two know they have a rough road ahead.

*1st Look*
Stefan ponders his legacy.
Chad snaps a shot of baby Charlotte.
Abigail adjusts to life at Bayview.
Julie and Rafe toast to the future.

Eric decides to raise Holly as his own on 11/26.
Stefan offers to help clear Steve’s name on 11/27
Kayla grills Gabi about Abigail on 11/28.
Ben asks Chad for a job on 11/29, while Chad visits Abigail in Bayview and Will questions Kate about Ted.
Rafe questions Gabi about the accusations Abigail made against her on 11/30.

*What Will Happen:
Julie takes Rafe to task.
Roman and Kate discuss their plot to bring down Stefan.
Kayla sees another side of Stefan.

SOD 11/26/18

Gabi Confesses To Abigail!
After months of plotting to make everyone in Salem believe Abigail’s multiple personalities are back and that she’s mentally ill, Gabi reveals to Abigail that she’s been gaslighting her. Gabi shows Abigail the Gabby wig and tells her that she planted it to make it look like Gabby was back. Gabi expresses great satisfaction, after suffering so much pain at Abigail’s hands. The verbal battle quickly turns physical and Abigail lunges for Gabi. As fate would have it, Chad walks in on the altercation. Abigail swears that Gabi has the wig, but Gabi manages to hide it. Chad takes the incident as further proof of Abigail’s degenerating mental state and she is restrained. None of it seems to bother Gabi a bit. Privately, Gabi gloats about the turn of events.

*Early Editions*
Sonny and Will get a big shock.
Ted returns to town.
Roman vows to protect Kate.
Eric makes a decision about Holly’s future.

*Ratings for 10/22: 1.6

Chido Nwokocha appears as Luke.

Farah Fath is out as Mimi Lockhart, who left Salem on 11/6.

Kyle Lowder is out, for now, as Rex Brady.

Christopher Sean is out as Paul Narita, who leaves town on 11/20.

Scott Shilstone is out as Wyatt.

*Hot Plots Preview – Ciara Learns The Truth*
Ben informs Ciara that it was Tripp, not Wyatt, who framed him for the cabin fire. After, Ben spies Claire with Wyatt and asks why she was working with him to help Tripp. Claire insists that her scheme will work out for them in the end. Ciara, meanwhile, confronts Tripp and the two split up. She later runs into Ben, who wonders if there could be a future for them.

*1st Look*
It’s Dr. Sarah to the rescue when Victor has a health scare that worries Maggie.
Justin and Adrienne urge Will to keep his chin up.
Jennifer reads Chad the riot act.
John has a tender good-bye with Paul.

Abe is furious when Sheila is late to work on 11/19, while Eli has hope for a future with Lani.
Will turns to Marlena for advice on 11/20, while Valerie gets a job offer in Washington DC.
As everyone in Salem gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving on 11/20, Sarah saves Victor.
Sonny returns home to surprise Will on 11/21.

*What Will Happen:
Gabi visits Abigail at Bayview.
Wyatt tells Claire that he’s scared of Ben.
JJ talks to Kayla about Gabi.

Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 11/19/18

Abigail Is Committed!
Abigail goes into labor at the Horton cabin, where Chad delivers a baby girl. Chad proceeds to dote on Abigail and her baby. Meanwhile, back in Salem, Stefan catches Gabi with the Gabby wig and pills, and forces her to admit she was setting up Abigail. Devastated to realize that Gabby isn’t coming back to him, Stefan prepares to call the cops, but Gabi convinces him that it’s in his best interest not to expose her scheme. It would only drive Chad and Abigail back together and possibly cost Stefan “his” child. Then, suddenly, Stefan receives a call from Chad, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Afterward, Chad returns to Abigail’s side and they share a warm moment as she names her daughter Charlotte. Then a medical team arrives to transport mother and child to Salem. Things turn on a dime, however, when Stefan shows up, having been summoned by Chad. Stefan presents Chad with the paperwork to commit Abigail, as Chad explains that he just wants her to get the help she needs. A distraught Abigail is taken to Bayview. Chad then hands over baby Charlotte to Stefan, which was the bargain they struck in order to get Stefan to commit Abigail. Things take a darker turn when Gabi, who discovers that Abigail has been committed, shows up to visit her. Abigail is filled with hatred and disdain.

*Early Editions*
Jennifer rakes Chad over the coals.
Ciara confronts Tripp.
Lani finds Sheila and Eli in a compromising position.
Valerie gets a job offer out of town.

*Ratings for 10/15: 1.6

Scott Shilstone returns on 11/12 as Wyatt.

*Hot Plots Preview – Ben Admits His Feelings*
Ben throws his cards on the table with Ciara, admitting he has feelings for her. Ben pushes the envelope, asking if Ciara only chose Tripp because she thought Ben was guilty of setting the fire. When Ciara gets testy, Ben wonders if she could be fighting her feelings. Meanwhile, Claire gets Wyatt to confess to framing Ben, and Ben immediately confronts him. Eventually, Wyatt caves and admits what really went down, and Ben reveals the truth to Ciara.

*1st Look*
Father’s Day comes early for Stefan and Chad.
Rex tries to win back Sarah.
Hope comforts Jennifer.
Adrienne phones home with Sonny.

Claire contacts Wyatt and has him take responsibility for planting the Ben evidence on 11/12.
Chad has a nightmare on 11/13, while Ben threatens Wyatt and Paul finds Will’s journal.
Brady comes clean with Paul on 11/14, while Gabi contemplates confessing and Sarah and Eric grow closer.
Paul confronts Will about Sonny on 11/15, while Rex commiserates with Lucas and Chloe and Lucas declare their love.
Jennifer and Stefan face off on 11/16, while JJ talks to Kayla about Gabi and Ben drops a bombshell on Ciara.

*What Will Happen:
Ciara presses Tripp to come clean.
Rafe makes an unsettling discovery.
Jennifer and Hope discuss Eric.
Will and Paul move into their new place.

SOD 11/12/18

Sarah Dumps Rex!
Chloe makes a huge announcement that derails Sarah and Rex’s engagement party: Mimi is baby Bonnie’s mother. People start bringing up the DNA tests and Rex announces that he’s the dad. Rex’s declaration gobsmacks Sarah, who immediately realizes her fiance cheated on her. Sarah goes off on Rex and he just stands there and takes it. Afterward, Sarah runs out. Meanwhile, Lucas is crushed. Kate rips into Mimi, and Rex holds Emily for the first time knowing she’s his daughter. While Rex chats with Mimi, who says she kept quiet because he was engaged and she didn’t want to ruin his life, Sarah seeks solace from Maggie. Rex tracks down Sarah and tries to explain. Rex’s hope is that Sarah can forgive his indiscretion and still wants to marry him.

EJ And Sami Reunited!
Sami gets the DNA results back and discovers that the mystery patient is, indeed, her presumed-dead hubby, EJ. Sami admits to Belle that she isn’t ready to let Susan in on the news. Nevertheless, Susan discovers the truth and kidnaps her son. With help from Paul and Will, Sami manages to track Susan down, but she pulls a scalpel on Sami. Sami apologizes and the women make peace. After, Sami attends Marlena and John’s wedding, which is a much happier occasion than the first attempt. After the “I do’s”, Susan and Sami take EJ to a private facility in Europe where he can hopefully recover.

*Early Editions*
Stefan forces Gabi to come clean.
Rafe and Hope question Tripp.
Will and Paul move into their new apartment.
Ben admits his feelings to Ciara.

*Ratings for 10/8: 1.6

Stacy Haiduk (Susan Banks/Kristen DiMera) leaves Salem this week, when Susan heads out of town with EJ.

Alison Sweeney wraps up her return as Sami Brady on 11/8.

*Hot Plots Preview – John And Marlena Marry*
Belle, Abe, Will, Sami, Paul and Susan band together to surprise Marlena and John with an impromptu wedding ceremony.

*1st Look*
Chad looks tenderly into Abigail’s eyes.
Ben manhandles Stefan.
Kate doesn’t want to spill the tea.
Chloe consoles Lucas.

Sami discovers that the mystery man is EJ, and they have an emotional reunion on 11/5.
Bonnie says good-bye to Mimi and the baby on 11/6.
Paul is discharged on 11/7, while Gabi learns that Abigail has outmaneuvered her and Stefan goes to visit EJ.
Chad abducts Abigail on 11/8, while Susan and Sami leave town with EJ.
Stefan catches Gabi with incriminating evidence on 11/9, while Abigail goes into labor.

*What Will Happen:
Shawn is suspicious of Belle.
Susan has a premonition that EJ is alive.
Hattie returns to prison.

Drake Honesty (John) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 11/5/18

Abigail Marries Stefan!
Jennifer and Chad are stunned when Stefan and Abigail announce that he took her away to get a divorce and married her to prevent Chad from committing her. A thunderstruck Chad warns Abigail that Stefan is only using Abby to get Gabby back, but Abigail insists that isn’t possible because Gabby is gone. Abby adds that she’s hurt that Chad was so willing to believe Gabi’s claims that her DID had returned.

Halloween Special!
For the second year in a row, there is a special Halloween episode planned. The episode will have elements of The Exorcist, but be morphed a little more into Rosemary’s Baby. Look for the return of Andre as part of the story, but there will also be two surprises in the final act!

*Early Editions*
Gabi is furious over Abigail’s latest move.
Sami shares a secret with Belle.
Susan has a premonition that EJ is alive.
Bonnie turns to Hattie for help.
Paul is discharged from the hospital.

*Ratings for 10/1: 1.5

Thaao Penghlis will return for the Halloween special as Andre DiMera.

Kassie DePaiva is out, for now, as Eve Donovan, who leaves town after a fight with Brady.

*Hot Plots Preview – Eve Leaves Salem*
After the debacle with Kristen that led to Nicole’s death, a down-and-out Brady heads to Eve’s. Brady offers up an apology for judging Eve so harshly before he left town, and they make love. When all is said and done, Eve thinks they might be able to find their way back to each other and heal. That is, until Brady ‘fesses up to what went down between him and Kristen, which is a game ender for Eve and causes her to dump him. Eve packs her stuff and leaves for New York. On her way out of town, Eve happens upon Jennifer at the Horton Square and blames Jennifer for everything, promising to get her back.

*1st Look*
Bonnie makes herself at home.
Ciara and Ben connect.
Doug and Julie are a colorful pair.

Eric tells a distraught Maggie about Nicole’s death on 10/29.
Hattie presses Roman to sleep with her on 10/30, while Tripp makes a shocking confession to Claire and Ben shares a story from his past with Ciara.
Hattie demands a divorce from John on 10/31.
Sami wants Kayla to do a DNA test on the mystery patient on 11/1, while Chloe suspects Mimi is baby Bonnie’s mother and Susan has a psychic vibe about Rex.
Roman and Maggie throw an engagement party for Sarah and Rex on 11/2.

*November Preview*
Chloe starts trying to prove the true paternity of baby Bonnie. Meanwhile, Sarah and Rex are having an engagement party thrown by Roman, Maggie and Kate. Chloe gets to the truth and shows up at the party. Will Chloe expose the truth in front of the entire room of people?
While Sami is getting her answers about if this is really EJ, Susan starts to realize that everyone, including Sami, is keeping something from her. Sami finds out if EJ is really alive.
John and Marlena are able to finish their wedding ceremony, in a smaller way. However, they will be surrounded by their loved ones.
Abigail married Stefan so no one could get to her. Chad is determined to get her away from Stefan, so she can get the help she needs. Chad starts developing a plan to have her kidnapped. Just as Chad is about to let her go, Abigail goes into labor.
Paul’s mother urges him to come to San Francisco to get treatment. Right before he leaves town, there’s a little hope for Paul’s romantic future. There will be some romantic payoff for Sonny and Will, but they thought they’d overcome something that isn’t so dead and buried.
Eric comes home to Salem with Holly, determined to honor Nicole’s wishes and do right by the child. However, it becomes more complicated. A real bond will form between Eric and Sarah.
Ted Laurent has escaped captivity and reappears, looking to Hope as the police commissioner for help. Hope agrees to hide and protect Ted from Stefan, if he helps her get the goods on Ben.
The audience finds out that Tripp was the one who set up Ben, leading to a big argument between Tripp and Ciara. Their relationship implodes. Ciara is forced to admit she’s been harboring feelings for Ben and they share a kiss.
Eli tries to help Sheila get a job, in Abe’s office. At the same time, Valerie gets a great job offer outside of Salem.

*What Will Happen:
Chloe gets a clue about the Mimi/Baby Bonnie connection.
Eric delivers tough news to Maggie.
Hattie presses Roman to prove his love.

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