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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

OLDER NEWS:

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 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 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 NBC.com, Daily Motion, Fulltvshows.org,  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 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.

SOD 10/29/18

Shocker: Nicole Dies!
Nicole frantically searches for Eric at the secret facility, but finds a trapped Brady instead. Unfortunately, Nicole can’t unlock the door, so Brady is stuck inside. All hell breaks loose when a fire erupts in Dr. Rolf’s laboratory. Sami unties Eric and they let Brady out of his room, but Eric and Brady realize that Holly and Nicole are in danger. Brady gets Holly to safety through a hole in the debris, but Nicole is trapped. Eric refuses to leave, but Nicole wants them to get out of there. Desperate, Brady knocks Eric out and drags him out of the building - just before a huge explosion engulfs the entire place in flames. When Eric comes to, he blasts Brady, believing his brother was in league with Kristen. Eric prays for God to save Nicole’s life, but Brady and the fire chief show up with the medal Eric gave Nicole, confirming that’s all that was left - Nicole is dead.

*Early Editions*
Stefan and Abigail make a stunning announcement.
Rex and Brady come face to face.
Eve cuts ties with Brady and leaves Salem.
Hattie has a Halloween nightmare.

*Ratings for 9/24: 1.6

Linsey Godfrey debuts on 10/26 as Sarah Horton.

Will Utay returns on 10/22 as Dr. Rolf.

Arianne Zucker ends her return as Nicole Walker on 10/23, when she is presumed dead.

*Hot Plots Preview – Mimi‘s Baby Is Rex‘s!*
While Mimi is confiding to Belle that Rex Brady is her baby’s dad, Rex, who has just returned to town, meets baby Bonnie, unaware that she is his. Rex then informs Lucas and Roman that he’s engaged. After, Rex runs into Mimi. When Rex mentions that he met the baby, Mimi is tempted to come clean, but keeps mum. Later, Rex gets a call from his fiancee - Sarah Horton - who has come home to Salem.

*1st Look*
Bonnie makes Hattie’s hospital stay a whole lot better.
Sami and Brady hold on to Eric.
Abigail and JJ confront Gabi.
Dr. Rolf tangles with the mystery patient.
Chloe shares a smooch - and her new haircut - with Lucas.

Sami finally finds the mystery patient on 10/22.
Paul overhears Will talking to Sonny on 10/23, while the mystery patient is badly burned so Sami can’t tell if he’s EJ.
Gabi catches JJ about to go through her purse on 10/24, while Abigail disappears and Eli puts himself out for Sheila.
John asks Roman to pretend to return Hattie’s feelings on 10/25, while Lucas learns that Belle is representing Bonnie.
Sarah Horton returns to town on 10/26.

*What Will Happen:
Mimi confides in Belle.
Xander vows to kill Eric.
Abigail confronts Kate.
Julie makes Sheila an offer.

SOD 10/22/18

Brady Is Held Captive!
Brady’s determination to help Sami find out if EJ is still alive leads him to Nashville, where he discovers a mystery patient. Upon tracking Kristen down, Brady gets as close as he can to the truth, but Xander knocks him out before he can confirm the mystery guy’s identity. When Brady comes to, he’s tied to a chair with Kristen looking over him. Brady asks Kristen, point-blank, if EJ is indeed alive, but she won’t give up the information. Instead, she decides to leave Brady behind, while she and Xander head off to move the patient. Meanwhile, Sami, who’s been on her own search for the truth about EJ, ends up discovering Brady. She immediately accuses him of being in cahoots with Kristen, although Brady insists he isn’t. Brady attempts to convince Sami of his sincerity by telling her that he discovered a mystery patient in a wheelchair, earlier. Brady says the guy was the same size and stature as EJ, but he was knocked out before he could confirm who it was. Unconvinced that Brady’s on her side, Sami takes off, leaving him behind.

*Early Editions*
Sami encounters Rafe.
Brady saves Eric’s life.
Hattie and Bonnie catch up.
Mimi shares a secret about Rex.

*Ratings for 9/17: 1.6

Kyle Lowder debuts on 10/19 as Rex Brady.

*Hot Plots Preview – Gabi/Abby Twist*
Gabi’s up to her twisted tricks, but the jig could soon be up now that Abigail begins to suspect something’s amiss. Gabi once again drugs Abby, then apologizes for causing trouble. Abigail mutters that she doesn’t believe her before passing out, but Gabi isn’t worried. Gabi forges onward, taking Abigail to the DiMera mansion and dressing her up like Gabby. Later, Abigail awakens, just as Stefano comes home and thinks Gabby has returned to him. Meanwhile, Gabi deliberately injures herself during her convoluted scheme and tells Chad that Abigail attacked her. However, he isn’t completely convinced.

*1st Look*
Tripp has a food fight.
Gabi creates pan-demonium.
Claire and Ben shake on it.
Sami sees some familiar initials.

Mimi flips out when Lucas informs Bonnie that he’s suing for sole custody of baby Bonnie on 10/15.
Abigail tells JJ that there’s nothing wrong with her and suspects Gabi is behind the wig and the text to Stefan on 10/16, while Hope and Rafe grow closer and Ciara has a romantic dream about Ben.
JJ shares Abby’s theory with Chad on 10/17, while Stefan questions Jennifer and Ben tells Claire he’s having second thoughts about their plan.
Belle is caught in between Chloe and Mimi on 10/19.

*What Will Happen:
Eric and Nicole make love.
The mystery patient reacts to the mention of Sami’s name.
Mimi makes plans to disappear with the baby.

SOD 10/15/18

Eric And Nicole Reunite!
Eric arrives at Nicole’s door - and she is less than thrilled to see him. Her first reaction is panic because she had to make a deal with the devil. The deal was marrying Xander after he swiped the recording of Nicole confessing to killing Deimos and blackmailed her to be his bride. Xander enters and reveals that he was the second shooter at Marlena’s wedding - and that Eric was the actual target. Nicole is shocked. Xander attempts to finish the job, but Nicole persuades him to let Eric go. Eric leaves and calls Roman, who reports that they already figured out that Xander was the shooter from surveillance footage. Eric manages to sneak back to see Nicole privately and vows to help her. Nicole proposes that they kill Xander. Nicole and Eric then share a romantic reunion.

*Early Editions*
Ciara has a romantic dream about Ben.
Victor consoles Eve.
Lucas informs Bonnie that he’s suing for sole custody.
Abigail suspects Gabi is up to no good.
Hope has a new theory about the planted evidence.

*Ratings for 9/10: 1.5

Brandon Barash will appear in late March 2019 as Stefan DiMera. Barash will be stepping into the role for Tyler Christopher, who is on leave.

Thaao Penghlis appears as Andre DiMera.

*Hot Plots Preview – Bonnie‘s Baby Is Mimi‘s*
Mimi is not happy that her mother is passing off her baby as her own to scam Lucas. When Mimi sees Lucas bonding with the infant, she feels bad and also becomes very protective. Things reach a boiling point when Mimi finds Chloe singing a lullaby to the baby.

*1st Look*
Abe faces off with Sheila.
Xander ponders his next move.
John happily looks on as Sami reunites with Marlena.
Kristen and Brady find themselves in familiar territory.

Sami reunites with Marlena on 10/8.
Brady and Kristen make love on 10/9, while Sheila and Lani face off and Marlena, Sami and John discover that Xander shot Marlena.
Stefan argues with Eve on 10/10, while Hope apologizes to Sami.
Sami pays Stefan off for info about EJ on 10/11, while Xander and Kristen connect and Hattie flirts with Roman.
Brady finds who he thinks is EJ on 10/12.

*What Will Happen:
Kayla refuses to aid Stefan.
Kate and Roman team up.
Bonnie sends Lucas on a wild-goose chase.
Chad confides in Jennifer.

SOD 10/8/18

Hattie Marries John; Marlena Wakes Up!
As Belle looks on, Abe pronounces “Marlena” (really Hattie) and John husband and wife. After the ceremony, Hattie reminds John that she will expose him if he tries to pull a fast one on her. The new Mrs. Black then casually mentions that Kristen had been by earlier - and had a gun. Meanwhile, Kristen tracks down the real Marlena, who has just woken up from her coma. Kristen taunts Marlena with the pistol, prepared to shoot. Kayla enters, followed by Roman, who struggles with Kristen before the gun goes off. Part of the ceiling falls on Roman, which gives Kristen an opportunity to harm Marlena. Kayla grabs the gun, which sends Kristen fleeing. John then enters, and has a romantic reunion with his love. Marlena demands to know why they’re keeping her hidden, so John fills her in on everything that has happened, including how Sami shot her at the wedding and that Hattie is impersonating Marlena. While recounting the events of the wedding, Marlena recalls a very important detail about the big day: Someone was hiding in the bushes with a gun. Sami, who has arrived at the hospital, visits “Marlena” and quickly deduces it’s Hattie. When Sami goes in search of her mother, Eli apprehends her for violating the terms of her release. After Marlena’s reveal about a second shooter, however, ballistic tests are performed and Sami is vindicated. But there’s still Hattie to contend with.

*Early Editions*
Eric reunites with Nicole.
Kristen and Brady have an intimate moment.
Sami gets a lead about EJ.
Xander has a surprising new partner in crime.

*Ratings for 09/03: 1.6

Farah Fath returns on 10/5 as Mimi Lockhart.

Arianne Zucker appears on 10/5 as Nicole Walker.

*Hot Plots Preview – Gabi Steps Up Her Plan*
Gabi’s plan to break up Abigail and Chad picks up steam when she talks to Stefan, who announces that “Gabby” is coming back to him. While Gabi cautions Stefan to stay away from her friend, she secretly wants him to reach out to Abigail because it will intensify the wedge between Abigail and Chad. Later, Gabi tells Chad about her conversation with Stefan, revealing that Stefan thinks Gabby is back, because he’s been receiving text messages from her. It stuns Chad, who then discovers a Gabby wig hidden in Abigail’s room, unaware that Gabi is the one who planted it there.

*1st Look*
Roman does battle with Kristen.
JJ has a heated exchange with Abigail.
Kayla keeps Sami from getting too close to Hattie.
Ciara and Tripp wonder about Ben’s state of undress.
Bonnie welcomes back Mimi.

Sami has a lucrative offer for Stefan on 10/1, while Tripp and Ciara make love for the first time.
Hattie gives Eve some “professional” advice on 10/2, while Sami figures out that Hattie is Marlena and Ben returns to the loft.
Kristen asks Brady to run away with her on 10/3.
Maggie tells Eric she knows where Nicole is on 10/4.
Kayla worries about Abigail on 10/5, while Kate and Roman team up and Mimi returns.

*What Will Happen:
Tripp and Ciara grow closer.
Rafe learns the evidence against Ben was planted.
Stefan makes a shocking discovery.

SOD 10/1/18

Jennifer Tells Eric The Truth!
Eric and Jennifer’s picture-perfect romance is derailed when Jennifer finally revels the real reason Nicole broke up with him. Of course, Eric has questions for his fiancee and learns that Jennifer has kept this secret for a long time. Eric’s disappointment in Jennifer is matched only by his feelings of anger toward Brady when he realizes his brother was involved in Nicole dumping him. So, he heads off to confront him, and all hell breaks loose. Brady tries to explain that he was a bitter man then, but he’s changed since he found love with Eve. Eric, however, isn’t hearing it and declares they are no longer brothers. Afterward, Eric pays a visit to Maggie and asks for her help in finding Nicole. Later, Eric and Jennifer meet up and she gives his engagement ring back.

*Early Editions*
After a struggle with Roman, Kristen’s gun goes off.
Hope insists that she didn’t frame Ben.
Tripp and Ciara make love.
Sami begs “Marlena” for forgiveness.

*Ratings for 8/27: 1.6

Julian Barnes returns on 9/27 as Harold, the DiMera butler.

*Hot Plots Preview – Eve Comes Clean With Brady*
Eve’s role in Brady losing custody of Tate - conspiring with Victor, who ultimately had drugs planted in JJ’s apartment to set up Theresa as an unfit mother - is exposed when she’s pushed into a corner and finally ‘fesses up to her fiance. After telling Eric that Brady blackmailed Nicole into leaving Salem, Jen prepares to reveal Eve’s secret to Brady. Eve, however, steps in and confesses all. Brady blasts Eve for costing him his child.

*1st Look*
Gabi steps up her Abigail plot.
Sami catches up with Harold.
Ciara and Tripp get closer.
John and Hattie say “I do”.
Eric makes a mess at the Brady pub.

Hattie (as Marlena) pressures John to marry her and appeals to Belle to make it happen on 9/24, while Shawn and Rafe discuss Hope.
Eric confronts Brady on 9/25, while Will assures Paul he wants to be with him and Lucas issues a warning to Bonnie.
Justin gets Sami released on 9/26, while Eli swings by the Kiriakis mansion to make sure Susan isn’t Kristen in disguise.
Gabi sends Stefan a text from Abigail’s phone on 9/27, while Chad confides in Kate.
Kristen bursts into “Marlena’s” room to finish the job on 9/28, while the real Marlena wakes up and John and Hattie are wed.

*What Will Happen:
Kayla and John visit Marlena.
Lucas asks Adrienne for help.
Chloe seeks advice from Brady.
Hope checks up on Ciara.

SOD 9/24/18

Marlena Wakes Up!
Marlena is taken off her ventilator and miraculously comes back to life - or so most of her loved ones think. Roman, Kayla and John orchestrate a switcheroo that keeps Marlena hooked up to the machine that’s sustaining her, while her look-alike, Hattie, takes her place. Hattie agrees to go along with the scheme, since it means getting out of jail. However, filling Marlena’s shoes quickly proves to be a lot for her to handle, particularly when Belle, Eric and Sami visit their “mom”. Sami begs her mother for forgiveness for shooting her, but “Marlena” has some choice words for both Belle and Sami. Alone with Hattie, John tells her that how she acted towards the children was uncalled for, yet Hattie’s incorrigible behavior continues when she makes advances to Roman, who fends her off. However, Roman is unable to keep Belle from visiting her mom again, and this time “Marlena” rips into Belle for insisting on pulling the plug and almost killing her. John mediates and gets Hattie to apologize. But later, Hattie throws John for a loop when she announces that she wants to tie the knot immediately.

*Early Editions*
Jennifer finally comes clean with Eric.
Brady gets bad news from Theresa.
Lucas and Justin offer Bonnie a deal.
Sami is released and beelines for the DiMera mansion.

*Ratings for 8/20: 1.5

Kate Mansi has wrapped her summer stint as Abigail DiMera.

*Hot Plots Preview – Ben Claims Hope Set Him Up*
After new evidence emerges regarding the fire at the cabin, Ben is rearrested for trying to kill Ciara. When Ciara shows up to question Ben, he blames Hope for his incarceration. Then Shawn arrives, followed by Hope, and any headway Ben has made collapses. Ciara runs off and Hope goes to comfort her, while Shawn remains behind with Ben.

*1st Look*
Roman makes a special delivery.
Sheila engages in baby talk with Eli.
Claire and Tripp make a buss stop.
Brady makes his point to Chloe.
Rafe and Hope don’t see eye to eye.

Claire and Tripp share an unexpected kiss on 9/17.
Rafe and Hope argue over Sami on 9/18.
Lucas confides to Kayla on 9/19, while Lani avoids Eli and Gabi tries to sabotage Abigail and Chad’s family picnic.
Gabi drugs Abigail and plots to make everyone think Abby’s alters are back on 9/20, while Chad finds Abigail passed out on the bed, Kayla informs Chloe and Lucas that the paternity test proves Bonnie and Lucas are baby Bonnie’s parents and Abe catches Sheila trying to steal his credit card.
Roman fends off Hattie’s advances on 9/21, while Eve makes a last-ditch attempt to stop Jennifer from coming clean with Eric.

*What Will Happen:
Rafe isn’t honest with Hope.
Ciara tries to get through to Ted.
Tripp tries to comfort Claire.
Shawn lays into Ben.

SOD 9/17/18

Belle To John: Pull The Plug On Marlena!
Belle and John find themselves at major emotional odds over how to move forward with Marlena’s care when Belle produces her mother’s advance directive, stating that Marlena doesn’t want to be kept alive by extraordinary measures. John, who’s desperately holding out hope that Marlena will come back to them, insists Belle sweep the paperwork under the rug. Belle is torn between what Marlena would have wanted and what her father is demanding. Eric urges his sis to think about their mother’s wishes, so she goes to talk to Kayla and shows her Marlena’s document. When Kayla reiterates that the chances of Marlena coming out of her coma are extremely slim, Belle officially gives her the paperwork, knowing the hospital administration will probably want Marlena’s ventilator disconnected. After, Belle tells Eric and John that the wheels have been set in motion to heed Marlena’s wishes. While Kayla begins making Marlena’s arrangements, John vows that he won’t allow this to happen. After a tense argument with Belle, John asks his daughter to leave the hospital and then enlists Justin’s help to try to save Marlena. However, after speaking to the hospital administrator, Justin informs John that the hospital is moving ahead with their plans to take Marlena off life support - today. Yet John refuses to lose faith in a miracle. But it appears that John has run out of time. He receives word that a judge has denied his injunction to stop the hospital’s plans. So John and the rest of Marlena’s family members gather to say their emotional good-byes to the woman they all love. Then, Kayla turns off Marlena’s ventilator.

*Early Editions*
Roman, John and Kayla concoct a secret plan.
Ciara catches Tripp with Claire.
Chloe confronts Bonnie.
Gabi steps up her revenge plan.

*Ratings for 08/13: 1.5

*Hot Plots Preview – Bonnie Has A Baby*
Bonnie drops a bombshell on Lucas when she tells him that they created a child together while she was masquerading as Adrienne. Lucas has his doubts, and then Bonnie’s old friend Sheila arrives with a baby girl in tow. Lucas is still suspicious, but Bonnie takes the baby in her arms and tells him that she’s not lying.

*1st Look*
Ben gets playful with Ciara.
Will and Sonny face off with Brady.
John tends to Paul.

Just as Will is about to tell Paul that he wants to be with Sonny, Kayla examines him and finds Paul has no feeling in his legs on 9/10.
John confides in Roman on 9/12, while Jennifer resolves to tell Eric the truth and Will and Sonny share a good-bye kiss - that is witnessed by Eve and Brady.
Rafe comforts Sami on 9/13, while Claire manipulates Tripp into spending time with her and Hope arrests Ben.

*What Will Happen:
Will tells Lucas that he got his memory back.
Maggie visits Bonnie and blasts her for causing Lucas to fall off the wagon.
Belle has a warning for Eric and John.

SOD 9/10/18

Will Stays With Paul!
Now that Will remembers his entire past, he prepares to tell Paul that he wants a second chance with Sonny. Will phones Paul to make plans to meet and talk. Brady picks up the phone and explains that something has happened to Paul, who is in the hospital after falling out the window with Kristen. Will immediately rushes to the hospital. When he arrives, Brady overhears Will on the phone, telling Sonny he loves him. Will explains he’s regained all his memories and was planning to tell Paul he was reconciling with Sonny. Brady responds by blasting Will for his selfishness and urges him to think long and hard before breaking Paul’s heart. Brady’s words affect Will. While Will waits to see Paul as he recovers from surgery, Lucas arrives. Will shares the news of his returned memory with his father and reveals that he wants to be with Sonny - a move Brady said was heartless, particularly since Paul nearly died saving Sami’s life. Lucas disagrees. Finally Will gets to see Paul, who wants to know what Will wanted to tell him before all hell broke loose. Will shares that he has his memory back, but withholds the fact that he’s in love with Sonny. But Paul realizes Will must recall his love for Sonny and wonders what that means for their relationship.

*Early Editions*
Paul gets a grim diagnosis.
Belle confides in Kayla.
John enlists Justin’s help.
Claire manipulates Tripp.
Chloe and Lucas process Bonnie’s claim.

*Ratings for 8/6: 1.5

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins returns this fall as Sheila, Eli’s old pal.

*Hot Plots Preview – Gabi‘s New Scheme*
As part of her revenge scheme, Gabi subtly pushes Chad to divorce Abby. But when he holds out hope that they can work through it, Gabi decides to give him a little nudge. And she comes up with a very devious, ingenious way to do it: Drive Abigail crazy and make her think her alters are back and get Abigail committed.

*1st Look*
John keeps vigil by Marlena’s side.
Sonny passes out on the couch.
Lani and Eli have some questions for Stefan.
Paul is rushed to the hospital.

When Roman reveals to Kayla that Steve has been arrested for espionage, she comes clean about the bionic eye on 9/4, while Kristen shows up on Stefan’s doorstep asking for help.
Brady informs John about Paul’s injury on 9/5, while Marlena wakes up and Eli confides in Julie that he may have feelings for Lani.
Brady comforts John when Marlena is intubated on 9/6, while Stefan hides Kristen in a secret room in the DiMera tunnels.
Belle finds something surprising in Marlena’s medical insurance paperwork on 9/7, while Maggie visits Bonnie, as does Lucas, who is stunned when she drops a bomb on him.

*FALL PREVIEW*
After the wedding and Marlena is shot, Belle stumbles upon Marlena’s living will. Marlena’s condition changes to the fact that the document comes into play and is at odds with what John wants. What will this do to Belle and John’s relationship?
Ultimately, Jennifer will tell Eric the truth about Nicole. Eric is enraged and will go after Brady. Eve and Brady’s relationship will implode after a big explosion. Eric will go on a journey to find out where Nicole went and shows up at door he believes to be Nicole’s, where he gets a pretty big surprise.
Ciara is wrestling with the very rational people telling her she’s making a big mistake. The situation will cause some tension between Rafe and Hope.
Gabi is pulling all the strings right now and Abigail is the victim. It really looks like Abigail is backsliding into mental illness, and he wouldn’t want to believe Gabi was capable of something like this, so JJ is being pulled in two directions.
Sami doesn’t want to get her hopes up again, so she’s going to follow up on any shred of hope that EJ is alive.
Bonnie pulls an ace out of her sleeve and tells Lucas that she had his baby. There’s a lie at the heart of Bonnie’s story and her daughter, Mimi Lockhart, holds the key.
We find out that Steve’s bionic eye was controlled by a computer that could monitor what his eye was seeing. He was sort of turned into an inadvertent spy and it caused damage across the entire world, and Steve is now accused of treason.
Kristen wants to reconnect with Brady. Does Brady still have feelings for Kristen?
Maggie’s daughter, Sarah Horton, shows up on her doorstep. Maggie is thrilled and a little surprised, then Sarah lays it on her about what she’s really doing in town.
When the connection between Lani and Eli starts to turn romantic, she’s the one to pull back. She feels guilty about a possible romance coming out of the death of their child. Meanwhile, Eli’s old friend Sheila shows back up in town.

*What Will Happen:
Eve catches Brady with Kristen.
Roman promises to help Kayla.
Kate sets boundaries with Stefan.

Robert Scott Wilson (Ben) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 9/3/18

Sami Shoots Marlena! EJ Is Alive!
All hell breaks loose at Marlena and John’s wedding when the bride is accidentally shot by Sami, who’s been drugged by a very much alive Kristen. Kristen, however, was Sami’s initial target, but she makes a shocking announcement that stops Sami in her tracks. Kristen then orders Sami to shoot John, but Marlena takes a bullet to the chest. John is stunned to see his bride in crisis. Marlena is rushed to the hospital, where things are touch and go. A desperate John begs Valerie and Kayla to save his bride. Rafe arrives to take Sami to the station. As she’s being led out, Sami apologizes to John, swearing that pulling the trigger was unintentional. At the station, Sami puzzles over Kristen’s revelation about EJ. Back at the hospital, John has a quiet moment with Marlena before surgery. After Marlena’s wheeled into the operating room, John seeks some time alone and wanders into an empty waiting room. Steve finds him, and John totally breaks down, blaming himself for what happened. Hours later, Marlena makes it out of the surgery, John visits her and breaks down again. As for Sami, she gives the cops the slip and takes off after Kristen. Sami teams up with Paul, who is also in hot pursuit.

*Early Editions*
Kristen shows up at Stefan’s doorstep.
Roman has bad news for Kayla.
Hope witnesses a moment between Sami and Rafe.
Gabi pushes Chad to divorce Abigail.

*Ratings for 7/30: 1.5

Stephen Nichols is out as Steve Johnson, who will last air on 8/31 when he’s arrested (off camera) for espionage.

*Hot Plots Preview – Kristen Seduces Brady*
Brady is floored when he gets a call from Kristen, who claims that she has kidnapped Eve and demands that he meet her in his room - or Eve will pay the price. Ultimately, Brady caves to Kristen’s demands and they hit the sheets. Then Eve walks in!

*1st Look*
Sonny reconnects with the real Susan.
Claire tends to her emotional mom, Belle.
Sami has a loving reunion with Will.
Kristen and Paul get too close for comfort to a window during a struggle.

Kristen takes Claire hostage on 8/27, while Will pulls back from Sonny.
Will keeps the truth from Paul on 8/28.
Sami and Hope face off on 8/29, while Adrienne bolsters Sonny and Will confides in Eric.
Sonny comforts Susan on 8/30, while Rafe urges Hope not to let Sami threaten their reconciliation and Julie and Doug make a shocking discovery at the pub.

*What Will Happen:
Chaos ensues at Marlena and John’s wedding and a gun is fired.
Susan makes a shocking revelation.
Will and Sonny kiss.


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