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45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Drama Performer
Daytime soap schedule during the holidays...
Days will air a new episode.
Friday, December 29: Days will air a new
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 ďPretty Little LiarsĒ.
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"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.
DAYSís Corday Received Star on May 15, 2017 10:13 AM
DAYSís 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 www.walkoffame.com
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on
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
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
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
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."
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
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.
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,
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,
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
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.
50th Anniversary "Days of Our Lives" cast photo. (Click on picture to see
(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 (Andrť'), Lauren Koslow (Kate), & Billy Flynn
(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
Abigail Killed Andre!
Stefan enters his room at the
DiMera mansion and finds Gabi there. He demands she turn around, and when she
does, he sees that itís Abigail in a dark wig. She says sheís ďGabbyĒ. Sheís in
possession of the top of the urn, the murder weapon that killed Andre, which
makes Stefan realize that sheís the killer. The next morning, Abigail wakes up
late and is out of it. A mystified Stefan asks Chad if Abigail is okay. Chad
warns Stefan to back off of his wife, then leaves with Thomas. When Stefan sees
Abigail again, he asks her about what happened the night before, but she is
clueless. Abigail accuses Stefan of trying to play mind games with her because
heís the one who really killed Andre. She reveals that she and Chad believe he
hired someone to dress up as Gabi on the surveillance tapes. A confused Stefan
goes for a run to clear his head. Chad returns home and Abby reveals she told
Stefan that they suspect heís the guilty party. Chad warns her not to provoke
Stefan. Later, the pressure starts to build for Abigail, who once again morphs
into Gabby. She surprises a shirtless Stefan in his room and tries to seduce
Hope springs a romantic surprise on Rafe.
Vivian has a business proposition for Victor.
Claire blabs a secret to
Gabi worries sheís going to prison.
*Ratings for 1/22: 1.7
Martha Hackett appears this week as Pamela van Dam, head of the ISA.
Christie Clark ended her brief return as Carrie Reed on 2/12.
wraps up her visit as Billie Reed on 2/22.
*Hot Plots Preview Ė John Is
At the hospital, Steve catches John about to inject something into
his IV. John is busted trying to administer the antidote to counteract the
poison, which Billie has brought him. Once heís busted, John has to come clean
about everything. Through a series of flashbacks, John explains how he was
working under the orders of the ISA, who wanted Steve eliminated for botching
their cover-up of Avaís murder. Billie is then wheeled in with a gunshot wound.
Though she will make a full recovery, and Steve forgives him, John will try to
make amends any way possible.
Eric and Roman engage in deep
Chad has coffee service covered.
Tripp winds up on the wrong
side of Pamela.
Marlena gets a surprise from John.
Ciara and Tripp
bond on 2/19.
Hope and Rafe share some romance on the eve of their camping
trip on 2/20, while Tripp and Ciara are abducted by Pamela van Dam.
sets a trap to discover Ciara and Trippís secret on 2/21, while Brady taunts
Eric about Nicoleís disappearance and Maggie learns the truth about Brady and
Maggie announces sheís moving out on 2/22.
Rafe and Hope
get a surprise visitor on 2/23.
*What Will Happen:
Maggie covers for
Kate gives unwanted romantic advice to Lucas.
Claire makes a
Galen Gering (Rafe) is featured in the Take Five
interview this week!
Gabi Is Arrested; Chad Bails Her Out!
Gabi is charged
with Andreís murder, then is offered a plea deal by the DA, which she rejects,
determined to prove her innocence. Chad, who doesnít think Gabi is responsible
for the crime, bails her out. Stefan, meanwhile, tries to make Abigail think
that Gabi is responsible for Andreís death, but Abby refuses to believe it. Chad
tells Gabi that he believes Stefan is setting her up to take the fall and that
Stefan is the true killer. Abby and Chad try to take their mind off their
troubles and go to Dougís Place for Valentineís Day. After running into Gabi,
the duo decides to not talk about Andreís murder and focus instead on romance.
Unfortunately, Stefan arrives, and seems particularly cozy with DA Trask, which
convinces Chad that something is up with his brother. By weekís end, Chad is
determined to get justice for Andre, even if it means Stefan takes the fall.
Maggie discovers the truth about Victor and Bradyís
The jig is up for John.
Ciara and Tripp are abducted.
taunts Eric about Nicole.
*Ratings for 1/15: 1.8
Laura Kai Chen
appears this week as DA Melinda Trask.
Lisa Rinna returns on 2/13 as
*Hot Plots Preview - Eric To Jennifer: Be Mine*
discovers that Anna was at the root of his huge misunderstanding with Jennifer,
who believes Eric still loves Nicole, and tracks her down to set her straight.
Eric finds Jen dining with Dr. Shah and interrupts their date. Eric explains
what happened with Anna and insists to Jennifer that he is no longer interested
in Nicole, but is interested in Jennifer. He asks for another chance. Jen, who
is caught off-guard, lets him down and says sheís with Henry now. A dejected
Eric takes off. Realizing that Jennifer cares for Eric, Henry steps aside.
Jennifer heads to Ericís place and knocks on his door.
Billie returns to Salem with a bang!
Rafe bestows a gift on his bride-to-be
John fends off an assailant.
Stefan pours some bubbly for Chad and
Doug and Julie troubleshoot at their restaurant.
up to hubby Steve.
Abigail opens up to Andre on 2/13, while Claire
confronts Ciara and Eli confides to Rafe that he slept with Lani, which prompts
Rafe to tell him about having sex with Sami.
Hope surprises Rafe with a
camping trip on 2/14, while Ciara takes Tripp on a motorcycle ride and Roman
tells Anna he believes in her innocence.
JJ asks Lani to marry him on 2/15,
while Stefan gets cozy with Melinda Trask.
Stefan makes a startling discovery
*What Will Happen*
Justin gives Sonny a pep talk about Will.
Hope invites Carrie to her wedding.
Chad vows to prove Stefanís guilt.
Lani to Eli: My Baby Is Yours!
Valerie confronts Lani
with the knowledge that Eli, not JJ, is the father of her baby. Lani insists
that she never meant to lie, and tries to explain how JJ overheard her talking
about the pregnancy and assumed it was his. Nevertheless, Valerie demands that
Lani tell Eli the truth. Under pressure, Lani goes to Eli and reveals that he is
the father of her baby, but heís not happy about the news. So, Lani starts to
convince Eli to let JJ raise the baby. JJ, meanwhile, asks Abe for Laniís hand
in marriage. Valerie tries to dissuade JJ from proposing, but Abe gives his
blessing. Valerie privately advises Abe to stop pressuring JJ and Lani to tie
Marlena sense that John is hiding
Gabi vows to fight for her innocence.
Hope invites Carrie to
Kate makes a shocking discovery.
*Ratings for 1/8: 1.8
Gilles Marini appears as Ted, a lawyer who crosses paths with Kate.
*Hot Plots Preview - Will Confronts John*
Paul and Will spy on John, who
receives another mysterious vial from a man they donít know. The duo gets close
enough to overhear John say that Steve will be dead with a few more doses. Paul
decides to follow Johnís associate while Will tails John. John calls Steve for a
meeting. Will follows John to the Brady pub and watches him through the window.
Will watches John pour one of the vials into a coffee and confronts him when he
comes out. John denies it at first, then explains that the situation is
ISA-related and Will needs to let it go. Will refuses, so John takes a tougher
stance and pulls a gun on him.
Abigail pays a visit to
Kayla springs into action to save Steve.
Carrie comes to Annaís
Anna shares her story with Rafe, Hope, Roman, Carrie and Hattie on
Rafe and Eli spy Gabi on the security footage carrying Tonyís urn, but
she swears it isnít her on 2/6, while JJ asks Kayla to put in a good word for
him with the hospital EMT program.
Steve collapses on 2/8.
arrested on 2/9.
*What Will Happen*
Eve and Brady have their first
Clarie questions Tripp about Ciaraís secret.
JJ shares his
happy news with Julie.
Steve Seeks Medical Attention!
John secretly pours
another dose of poison into Steveís drink, and feels guilty when Steve thanks
him for continuing their partnership in spite of Steveís recent health setback.
After, John makes a mysterious call, confirming that heís going through with the
plan to poison his pal. As Steveís symptoms worsen, heís not letting on how
worried he is. Kayla finds her husband struggling with his vision and urges him
to go and see Dr. Shah. The doc performs an examination and makes a troubling
discovery: Steve has an autoimmune disease, but they donít know exactly which
one. Steve reports the results to Kayla and says it seems as though he may lose
his vision. Kayla is stunned but tries to stay positive. Though he tries to put
on a brave front, Steve is terrified of losing his sight. Kayla and Steve head
to the pub, where they run into John. They share the grim news with him. When
the Johnsons leave, John knocks everything off his table in frustration. Though
Steve remains in the dark about what John is doing to him, he is aware that
something is up.
Valerie corners Lani.
Gabi is in
the hot seat.
Claire overhears a telling conversation between Ciara and
JJ makes plans for the future.
*Ratings for 1/1: 1.8
Christie Clark returns on 2/1 as Carrie Reed.
Deidre Hall appears on 2/2
as Hattie Adams.
*Hot Plots Preview - Paul And Will Investigate John*
Paul is stunned when he overhears John on the phone discussing poisoning Steve.
Unsure of where to turn, Paul confides in Will. Will vows to help Paul figure
out whatís going on.
Vivian reconnects with Stefano.
Hope has some questions for Anna and Roman.
Itís game on for Claire, Tripp
Victor counsels a despondent Sonny.
Hope summons Roman and
Anna to the station for questioning on 1/29.
Jennifer has another date with
Henry on 1/30, while Will serves Sonny with divorce papers and Valerie confronts
Brady surprises Eve on 1/31.
Abigail has another dream about Andre
on 2/1, while John figures out who sent Andre the mysterious letter and Carrie
has a chat with Rafe.
Hattie shows up at Andreís funeral on 2/2.
*Thrills And Chills - February Preview*
Who killed Andre? Kate, Vivian,
Stefan, Anna and Gabi are all viable suspects. Eli, Hope and Rafe go over the
clues and attempt to solve the mystery, but it doesnít look good for Gabi when
the evidence comes in.
Abigail and Chad believe Stefan could be behind
Andreís death. Stefan will become more enamored with Abigail, but Vivian is wary
of her sonís attraction. Stefan will make a stunning discovery as the month
Itís shocking that John is poisoning his best friend, Steve. But why
is he doing it? Is John being controlled by someone? Will and Paul stumble onto
this case, which is interesting. Paul finds it impossible to believe his father
could do this and Will is concerned about protecting Marlena. Kayla is the
loving wife and doctor determined to get to the bottom of whatís going on with
Steve. Marlena, meanwhile, sees how hard John is taking this and she knows him
very well. Will Marlena catch on to the fact that John is the person doing this?
What will she do about it?
As his and Hopeís wedding day approaches, Rafe
learns that Carrie also knows he slept with Sami. Does she intend to expose it?
Billie visits Salem for mysterious reasons, which will connect to whatís going
on with Steve and John.
Lani never intended to deceive JJ, but she got caught
up in his excitement about becoming a father. Valerie starts to figure it all
out. JJ wants what he believes is his child to have a solid, committed family
and proposes to Lani.
There are a lot of misunderstandings between Jennifer
and Eric, but everything will come to a head in a nice, romantic way.
a real love/hate thing going on with Eve and Brady. Itís only a matter of time
before Maggie gets wind of what is going on. Maggie feels Brady and Victorís
plan is unnecessarily cruel. Maggie will start to assert herself with Victor
like sheís never done before.
*What Will Happen*
important news for Eric.
Claire and Ciara call a truce.
Will makes a
James Reynolds (Abe) is featured in the Take Five
interview this week.
Andre Is Murdered!
Abigail is devastated when she
stumbles upon Andreís lifeless body in the DiMera offices. Anna becomes a
suspect in the investigation when the cops find Tonyís urn at the crime scene.
Roman confers with Anna, who shows him the mysterious letter she received. After
reading it, he lies to Hope and Rafe to give her an alibi. Stefan and Vivian
work to get their stories straight about where they were when Andre was killed.
Abigail, meanwhile, has a dream of Andre trying to tell her who did him in.
Abigail recalls that Gabi threatened Andreís life before his death. Gabi doesnít
take kindly to the accusation. Gabi turns things around on Abigail and asks if
sheís the one who did it. After, Abby turns to Stefan for comfort.
Valerie confronts Lani.
Steve gets bad news.
a heart-to-heart with Victor.
Will comforts Kate.
*Ratings for 12/25:
Thaao Penghlis will continue to appear as the late Andre DiMera in
visions and dream sequences.
*Hot Plots Preview - John Is Poisoning
Steve has another dizzy spell and is forced to confess to Kayla about
his blurry vision. She gives him a quick checkup and finds nothing wrong but
tells him to make an appointment with his eye doctor. Steve tells John that
their nights out drinking arenít the problem. However, John discreetly pours a
substance into Steveís drink. Kayla, Marlena, Steve and John get together and
talk about Andreís murder and Steve falls ill again.
and Brady face off with Sonny.
Kate lashes out.
Eli offers Gabi support.
Jennifer finds Eric in a state of undress.
Rafe and Hope set a wedding
date on 1/22, while Gabi asks Stefan for help.
Sonny returns home from London
on 1/23, while Paul and Will become neighbors at the Martin House.
confronts Brady on 1/24.
Valerie has her suspicions about Lani on 1/25, while
Eli confronts Lani about her pregnancy and Eric has a sexy dream about Jennifer.
Hope finds Lani in tears on 1/26.
*What Will Happen*
Will and Marlena have a talk about Paul.
Dr. Shah confides in a
Kate and Chad bond.
Lani Makes A Life-Changing Decision!
Lani suspects the baby is most likely
Eliís and wants to terminate, but a clueless JJ thinks heís the father and
implores her to keep it. JJ takes her to his great-grandparentsí plaque in
Horton Square and says that he wants a love and family like Tom and Alice had.
He promises to treat her and their baby right. JJ and Lani run into Eli and
Gabi, and once Lani sees how happy they are, she decides to commit to a future
with JJ and the baby. Lani visits Kayla at the hospital, comes clean about her
daddy dilemma and shares her decision to let JJ believe itís his. Kayla warns
Lani about the long-term consequences if her lie is ever discovered. JJ shares
the happy news with Theo, and Abe overhears.
and Hope set a wedding date.
A shocking death rocks Salem.
home from London.
Paul has a new neighbor at the Martin House.
*Ratings for 12/18: 1.7
Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) will be off screen
briefly, during Bjorlinís maternity leave, beginning 1/19.
Kyler Pettis is
out as Theo Carver on 1/17, when Theo leaves Salem to seek treatment.
*Hot Plots Preview - Gabi And Eli Make Love*
Eli and Gabi celebrate the
success of Gabi Chic. He suggests they take their relationship to the next
level, and they make love. The next morning, Gabi finds an earring on the floor
of Eliís room, which he reveals to be Laniís. Gabiís world comes crashing down
by the end of the week, however, when Andre fires her from DiMera.
Plots Preview - Roman Sets Up Anna*
Anna happens upon Kate and Andre at
Dougís Place and she warns Kate that Andre hasnít changed a bit. The awkward
moment intensifies when Roman shows up and ushers Anna away. Hoping to help Anna
resolve her feelings about Tony, Roman later sets up a ďchanceĒ meeting for
Marlena and Anna at the pub. Anna quickly figures out whatís going on and is not
pleased. Anna storms out, where she happens upon a mysterious letter.
Anna makes the acquaintance of Dr. Shah while heís out with
Vivian checks in on Stefan at work.
Roman urges Eric to
fight for Jennifer on 1/15.
Abe tells Valerie that heís thinking of leaving
Salem on 1/16.
Stefan asks Gabi out on a date on 1/17.
on John and Chad on 1/18, while Andre declares his love for Kate.
out of rehab and reconnects with Kate on 1/19.
*Checking Out - A Look At
Theoís Last Moments In Salem*
Theo plays a game of chess with his uncle
Chad shows emotion with nephew Theo.
JJ finds closure after a
tumultuous couple of months.
Claire canít hold back the tears.
his son out of the hospital.
*What Will Happen*
Jennifer moves forward
with Dr. Shah.
Vivian realizes Stefan is attracted to Abigail.
walks in on a moment between Gabi and Chad.
Lauren Koslow (Kate) is featured
in the Take Five interview this week!
Lani Is Pregnant - But Whoís The Father?
While visiting Theo, Lani almost
faints, so Kayla checks her out. Lani is stunned when Kayla reveals that she is
pregnant. Kaylaís connection to JJ isnít making it any easier for Lani. Lani
admits that she had a one-night stand, but doesnít reveal who it was with.
After, Lani heads to work, planning to share the news with Eli. Before Lani can
say anything, Eli tells her that they need to put their night together in the
past. Lani agrees and then calls Kayla to say that she wants to terminate the
pregnancy. JJ walks in while Lani is on the phone and assumes they are having a
baby. Lani is also concerned about how any decision she makes could affect JJís
state of mind.
Gabi and Eli step up their romance.
Vivian eavesdrops on Chad and John.
Lani makes a decision about the baby.
Anna issues a warning to Kate.
*Ratings for 12/11: 1.7
appears on 1/9 as Dr. Shah.
*Hot Plots Preview - Andre Is In Cahoots With
Andre is revealed to be Vivianís secret partner, and has been
providing her with info to help her and Stefan gain control of DiMera. In
exchange, they will give Andre a role behind the scenes in their new venture.
When Kate nearly comes upon the two having a secret strategy meeting, Andre
Brady is not happy to see Vivian.
catches Abigail in a state of undress.
Gabi does some decorating.
keeps warm with Roman.
Rafe is about to confess to Hope on 1/8, while
Ciara learns that Theo must leave town and Abigail asks Stefan to rehire her and
Chad at DiMera.
JJ feels guilty when he learns Theo has taken a turn for the
worse on 1/9, while Will apologizes to Maggie.
Chad hires Steve and John to
dig up dirt on Stefan on 1/10.
Brady and Victor stage another fight for Eveís
benefit on 1/11, while JJ resigns from the force and Anna wants to hire Steve to
go after Stefano.
*What Will Happen*
Andre and Kate share a passionate
Eli asks JJ to meet up.
Sonny makes a promise to Victor.
miscommunication with Eric, Jennifer makes a date with another man.
Stefan Crashes The New Yearís Eve Party!
Vivian crashes the DiMera New
Yearís party and reveals she isnít alone: She has brought along her secret son
with Stefano, Stefan O. DiMera. His arrival doesnít go over well with Andre,
Kate, Chad and Abigail. Stefan is well aware of how the crowd reacts to his
presene. Thereís immediate push-back from the family, who demands that Stefan
take a DNA test, which he expected. While everyone is waiting for the results of
the DNA test to come in, Stefan informs Abigail and Chad that he bought the bank
that holds the mortgage on the DiMera mansion. He suggests they all live
together so he can get to know them better. Abigail privately assures Chad they
will fight Stefan together. Being in close quarters with Abigail presents no
issue for Stefan, since he is immediately attracted to her.
Vivianís secret partner is revealed.
Theo faces complications.
Tripp tries to comfort Claire.
Abigail gets an eyeful of Stefan.
concerned about Eve and Brady.
*Ratings for 12/4: 1.7
returns on 1/5, as Anna DiMera.
*Hot Plots Preview - Brady And Eve Make
A New Yearís kiss turns into a whole lot more when Eve and Brady wind
up in bed. Eve is confused about their relationship and asks Brady to define
whatís going on with them. Though Brady tells her itís just sex, he finds
himself drawn to her.
Ciara confronts Rafe.
shares a laugh with Eric.
Vivian makes herself at home chez DiMera.
Jennifer has a warm welcome home for Anna.
Paul and Will kiss on 1/2,
while Ciara vows to make Rafe pay and Brady needles Sonny over Paul and Will.
Chloe has a warning for Brady on 1/3, while Will ends things with a heartbroken
Abe has an honest talk with Theo on 1/4, while Rafe figures out what
is going on with Ciara.
Andre confesses to Kate that he has feelings for her
*What Will Happen:
John asks Paul about his feelings for Will.
Ciara lashes out at Eric and Jennifer.
Kate pressures Kayla.
Roman makes a
Christopher Sean (Paul) is featured in the Take
Five interview this week!
Theo Wakes Up!
Abe visits JJ and forgives him for shooting Theo. Abe
returns to the hospital, where he receives the best Christmas gift of all: Theo
wakes up! Once the dust settles, Kate confesses to Abe that she put his son in
harmís way. Abe decides not to press charges, but says that Kate has to fire
Theo from DiMera Enterprises. Abeís next order of business is to reinstate Hope
as police commissioner.
Eve and Brady get closer.
Will and Paul find themselves in familiar territory.
Vivian introduces a
Ciara vows to make Rafe pay.
*Ratings for 11/27: 1.7
Tyler Christopher debuts on 12/29 as Stefan O. DiMera, Vivian and Stefanoís
Leann Hunley returns as Anna DiMera.
Louise Sorel returns on
12/29 as Vivian Alamain.
Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison wrap up their
visit as Shawn and Belle Brady on 12/28.
*Hot Plots Preview Ė Lani/Eli
Lani wakes up in Eliís bed and there is instantly regret. Lani
rushes out and later, Eli speaks to Gabi and hears about JJís suicide attempt.
Eli immediately updates Lani. Lani and JJ reunite after Theo wakes up and she
hopes that she can keep what happened a secret.
has a private chat with Santa, aka Eric.
Chad has a New Yearís embrace for
Ciara and Claire come to blows.
Hope and Rafe bid a fond farewell
to Shawn and Belle.
Eric has a special gift for Jennifer on 12/25.
apologizes to Theo on 12/26, while Gabi falls apart in Eliís arms.
makes a realization about Kate and Andre on 12/27, while Ciara strikes a deal
Tripp confesses his feelings to Claire on 12/28, while Jennifer
and Hope have a heart-to-heart and Shawn and Belle leave town.
Chadís New Yearís Eve party gets underway on 12/29.
Vivian crashes the DiMera New Yearís Eve party and brings a surprise guest, who
turns out to be Stefan Octavius DiMera, her son with Stefano. Stefanís interest
in Abigail will spell more trouble for her and Chad. Kate is struggling with
whether or not to take a romantic plunge with Andre, but she finally does it.
Were Kate and Chad right to put their trust in Andre or does he have his own
secret agenda? Will is trying to commit to giving his marriage to Sonny a
chance, but he canít quite shake the feelings he was developing for Paul. After
Lani and JJ, and Gabi and Eli, recommit as couples. Then, Lani realizes sheís
pregnant and given the timing, it can only be Eliís baby. Steve starts having
episodes of blurry vision and headaches. Then we find out that they are caused
by him being poisoned, but the culprit isnít who youíd expect. Rafe doesnít like
lying to Hope about his night with Sami, but he loves her and they are going
through with the wedding plans. Will they make it to the altar without the truth
coming out? Rafe and Hope are called to the scene of a shocking murder. The
victim is a well-known Salem resident and suspects will abound. Eric and
Jennifer both get the wrong idea that the other only wants to be friends.
Jennifer mistakenly thinks that Eric is still pining for Nicole and decides to
accept a date offer from Dr. Shah. Claire and Ciara will be jockeying for who
gets to be there for Theo as heís recovering.
*What Will Happen:
sets Ciara and Claire straight.
Andre makes a persuasive argument on Kateís
Eric and Jennifer make New Yearís plans.
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