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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 10/23/17

Nicole Breaks Up With Eric And Leaves Town!
Nicole is shocked by Brady’s threat to turn her in for Deimos’s murder if she doesn’t end things with Eric and leave Salem. Nicole pleads with Brady, hoping to get through to him, but is unable to change his mind. Left with no options, Nicole goes to Eric and says that things are over between them. Not surprisingly, Eric doesn’t take the news well. In shock, Eric insists to Nicole that they are meant to be together. Nicole realizes that for his own good, she has to make a complete break and declares that the time they spent together meant nothing to her, it was just sex. Eric sees through Nicole and thinks she is hiding something. Seeing Eric in such pain is too much for Nicole so she leaves, devastated by what she has done to him. Nicole informs Brady that she has followed his demand, effectively destroying Eric. She then crosses paths with Jennifer and urges her to look after Eric. Nicole then packs her bags, and with Holly in her arms, she leaves Salem, vowing to someday be back. When Jennifer checks in on Eric, she finds his room in shambles.

*Early Editions*
Sheila asks Eli for help.
Bonnie faces the music.
Sami has a confrontation at the police station.
Jennifer visits Eric.

*Ratings for 9/18: 1.6

Greg Rikaart will debut in 2018, but his character has not yet been announced.

Arianne Zucker exits on 10/20, when Nicole leaves Salem!

*Hot Plots Preview - Adrienne To Hattie: Help Me*
At Statesville prison, Hattie gets a visit from Steve, who questions how she pulled off impersonating Marlena. The visit makes Hattie uneasy. Hattie chooses to distance herself from Adrienne. But when Adrienne spies Steve, she implores Hattie to help her. Meanwhile, in Salem, Justin corners “Adrienne” and asks what is really going on between her and Victor. Justin and “Adrienne” walk into the study and see Victor present Maggie with divorce papers.

*1st Look*
Brady gets smashed.
Bonnie pays a visit to Mickey’s grave, and fantasizes about besting Maggie.

Rafe agrees to partner with Eli on 10/16.
Paul chooses to sleep in his own bed after a quarrel with Sonny on 10/17, while Marlena shares disappointing news with John.
Andre makes an unexpected move on 10/18, while Steve gets a call from Jo.
Kayla has an awkward encounter with Tripp on 10/19.
Hope gets a visit from Andre, who reveals important information on 10/20.

Week Link!
Sami arrives in Salem and sets off a week of explosive and emotional confrontations all over town. Her first stop is the cemetery, where she shows up in the nick of time to stop John and Paul from digging up Will’s grave. Sami calls the cops and Rafe shows up. He lets John and Paul off with a warning, then catches up with his ex-wife. Once alone, Sami lets her pain show as she addresses her dead son. Sami then comes face to face with an inebriated Lucas, and is taken aback by his condition. Sami then connects with Marlena, and in a series of very emotional moments, admits that she hopes the news that Will might be alive is true. Sami also talks about what she’s been doing in Europe. Sami then heads chez DiMera, where the past comes back to her in a big way. Chad walks in, and the two have a more than friendly reunion. Sami then plants a kiss on a surprised Chad, but recovers quickly and makes a joke. After a visit with Andre, Abigail and Chad, Sami meets up with her twin brother, Eric, as it is their birthday and he reveals that he and Nicole have split. After, Sami encounters Nicole and the two share final scenes before Nicole leaves Salem.

*What Will Happen*
Eli tells a disappointed Gabi that he may leave town.
Chad lays into Andre over sandbagging Hattie.
Kayla and Steve have an eye-opening chat with Justin.

SOD 10/16/17

Eric And Nicole Make Love; Brady Vows Revenge!
Nicole tracks down Eric at the farmhouse, where he admits he has feelings for her, and she responds by kissing him. What happens is the two make love, and while their reunion is happy, Nicole feels guilty because she loves Brady too. Nicole decides to stay the night with Eric and lies to Brady that she’s visiting her brother, Brandon. But Brady isn’t buying her story and calls Brandon, who confirms that Nicole isn’t with him. The next morning, Nicole realizes she has to come clean with Brady and prepares to return to Salem. But Brady gets to her first, and in an angry phone call tells her he knows she wasn’t with her brother. When Nicole returns to Salem, she breaks the news to Brady that she is in love with Eric and spent the night with him. When it appears to Nicole that Brady is taking the news well, she thanks him for understanding. But Brady is far from accepting of her bold decision. Brady drops a bombshell and says that if Nicole doesn’t break Eric’s heart, Brady will send her to prison for murdering Deimos. This will surely spell the end for Nicole and Brady’s on-again, off-again relationship.

*Early Editions*
Steve vows to get to the bottom of what’s going on with ”Adrienne”.
Kayla tries to move forward with Tripp.
Sami faces off with Lucas.
Bonnie visits Mickey’s grave.

*Ratings for 9/11: ​1.6

James Read appears as Clyde.

Alison Sweeney returns as Sami Brady.

*Hot Plots Preview - Bonnie Demands Vic Marry Her*
Bonnie finally breaks down and spills to Sheila about the dirt that she has on Victor. Of course, Bonnie also has an agenda - she wants Sheila to blackmail Victor. When Sheila refuses, Bonnie confronts Victor and says she knows about his conversation with Xander. Meanwhile, at Statesville, Adrienne is stunned when she sees “Marlena” behind bars.

*1st Look*
Chloe surprises Julie with a name change for their club.
Roman and Marlena share a warm moment.
JJ has a gift for Abigail.

Theo confronts Tripp about his feelings toward Claire on 10/9.
Paul gets moral support from Chloe on 10/10.
Kate pays a jailhouse visit to Clyde on 10/11.
Maggie confides in Julie her concerns about Adrienne on 10/12, while Chloe and Julie clash over control of Club TBD.

*What Will Happen*
Steve and Kayla have a talk about Tripp.
Chloe makes a permanent move back to Salem.
JJ has a special gift for Abigail.
Paul and John follow an important lead.

SOD 10/9/17

Ben Reveals That Will Is Alive!
After crashing the double wedding, Ben drops the bombshell that Will is alive. The news that Will could be alive hits Sonny hard. When Sonny confronts Ben and demands to see Will, there is a hitch: Ben doesn’t know where Will is. Paul wants to go through with the wedding, but Sonny can’t do it. Marlena wonders if there’s a chance that Will could be alive, but feels badly about what it would mean for Paul. John says he just wants to know one way or another. Paul suggests that they exhume Will’s body. Sonny is initially against the idea, but realizes it may be the only way to learn the truth. Unfortunately, Justin informs his son that he doesn’t have the right to exhume Will’s body because they were legally separated. The only option available for Paul and Sonny is to approach Lucas and get his permission, but Lucas is not going for the idea. Later, Sonny and Paul realize that there is someone else who can give them the permission they need.

*Early Editions*
Kate confronts Clyde.
Sami returns to Salem.
Sonny and Brady argue over control of Titan.
Paul confides in Chloe.

*Ratings for 9/4: 1.6

James Read appears on 10/5 as Clyde Weston, who appears in a flashback with Ben.

*Hot Plots Preview - Nicole Learns Eric Loves Her*
Nicole runs into Chloe, who reveals that the real reason Eric left town is because he is in love with Nicole. Chloe also spills that Brady knows the truth and wanted Eric to fire Nicole to keep them apart. Nicole decides to track down Eric at the farmhouse and bring him back to Salem.

*1st Look*
Gabi cries on Eli’s shoulder.
Ben recalls an important conversation with Clyde.
Roman connects with Brady.
Lucas opens up to Chloe.

A surprise development takes place between Kate and Andre on 10/2, while Hope is named police commissioner.
Abigail and Chad forge ahead and tie the knot in a small ceremony on 10/4, while Hope is forced to suspend JJ.
Gabi and Eli share a kiss on 10/5.
Marlena questions Ben on10/6, while Rafe catches Gabi and Eli in a clinch.

*What Will Happen*
JJ makes a brash move that jeopardizes his employment.
Abe finds a position for Eli.
Gabi and Eli bond over the past.

Chandler Massey (Will) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 10/2/17

Double Wedding Begins!
As Paul and Sonny’s wedding day approaches, the two take time to have a serious talk about Will. Sonny admits that Will will always be in his heart, but he has chosen to marry Paul. Abigail and Chad’s wedding plans hit a snag when Justin informs them that her annulment was not granted. Even worse, Abigail could potentially serve prison time because she only married Dario so that he could get a green card. Fortunately, with quick thinking on Justin’s part, and help from Gabi, the annulment is granted. The night before the wedding, it’s time to party. Hope, Lani and Kayla throw a bash for Abigail, while Andre arranges a party for Sonny and Chad that is elegant, but short on fun. Justin, Theo, Chad and Sonny create a reason for gracefully exiting and head to the Brady Pub, where Brady is hosting a bachelor bash for his brother. Roman, Rafe, JJ and Steve are among the guests. When a male stripper arrives, Paul is surprised to find that it is someone from his past. Later, the stripper quietly approaches Paul and suggests that they have a blast on his last night of freedom. Sonny walks in on what appears to be an intimate moment between the two. As the evening winds down, Chad, Abigail, Paul and Sonny devote personal time to working on their wedding vows. Paul, who is stuck over what he wants to say, turns to Marlena and John for inspiration. The next day, as friends and family gather for the double wedding at St. Luke’s, things turn chaotic when an unexpected guest upends the proceedings.

*Early Editions*
Chloe shares an important secret with Nicole.
A shocking announcement is made at the double wedding.
Abe names the new police commissioner.
Andre and Kate grow a little closer.

*Ratings for 8/28: 1.6

Dylan Nichols will appear in Salem.

Paul Telfer appears on 9/25 as Xander Cook.

Robert Scott Wilson returns this week as Ben Weston.

*Hot Plots Preview - Bonnie Goes After Victor*
Bonnie gets frustrated when her plan to seduce Victor gets her nowhere. She gets an opportunity to bring her plan to fruition, however, when she stumbles upon Victor having a heated phone call with his nephew, Xander. Excited by her discovery, Bonnie turns to Sheila. When Victor informs Justin of Xander’s phone call, Bonnie then eavesdrops on them. Worried that she could be discovered lurking, Bonnie walks in pretending not to know anything.

*1st Look*
Ben makes a move to bust out of the psychiatric hospital.
Abigail gets an eyeful at her bachelorette party.
John and Marlena share some romance in the town square.
Julie has a big surprise for Doug.

Abe makes Valerie a promise that involves Eli on 9/25, while Marlena finds Eric at the farmhouse.
Nicole reaches out to Eric on 9/26.
Hope confides in Kayla while Rafe opens up to Steve on 9/27, and Claire and Theo are happily reunited.
Abigail is touched by a heartfelt present that Jennifer gives her on 9/28, while Kate and Andre vow to keep their company intact.

*What Will Happen*
Xander contacts Victor.
Sheila runs into her old acquaintance, Eli.
Marlena has a pointed conversation with Brady.

SOD 9/25/17

Eric Leaves Salem!
Nicole begins her first day working full-time at the Horton Center with Eric. What’s not so great for Eric is his continued close proximity to Nicole. Jason, the drunk driver that Eric counseled in March, shows up and expresses his gratitude to Eric for helping him through a very tough time. Jason says that he is also looking for work. Nicole watches Eric with Jason and is bowled over by his empathy and concern. After Jason leaves, Nicole commends Eric, telling him that he’s very special, and the moment is so charged between the two that they come close to sharing a kiss. The idea of Nicole spending all day at the center with Eric proves to be a challenge for Brady, who is still convinced that there is something secret going on between the two. He’s not entirely wrong: Nicole realizes that her feelings for Eric are surfacing. She calls her brother Brandon for advice but is unable to reach him. Instead, she turns to Abe and confides her feelings about Eric, adding that she also loves Brady and doesn’t want to hurt him. Meanwhile, Brady confronts Eric and says he is aware that his brother is still in love with Nicole. Overcome with jealousy, Brady says that there is only one way to salvage the situation: Eric needs to fire Nicole. Instead, Eric writes Nicole a letter and leaves Salem.

*Early Editions*
Bonnie gets the goods on Victor.
Eli and Sheila cross paths.
Marlena tracks down Eric.
The double wedding of Abigail and Chad, and Paul and Sonny begins.

*Ratings for 8/21: 1.6

Bill Hayes returns this week as Doug Williams.

Sean Riggs returns on 9/19 as Jason, the drunk driver Eric counseled in March.

*Hot Plots Preview - Lucas “Sees” Will*
While in a drunken stupor, Lucas sees a vision of his presumed-dead son, Will. Meanwhile, Kate and Jennifer commiserate over Lucas’s escalating drinking. Lucas’s drinking becomes so dire that he wakes up in the hospital. Belligerent, he demands to be released. Kate, Maggie and Jennifer show up to try to convince him to get help. After insisting that he doesn’t need it, Lucas checks himself out of the hospital.

*1st Look*
Julie has an animated chat with Chloe.
Abe sidles up to the bar to talk to Roman.
Maggie offers comfort to Kate.
Rafe gets a good workout in.

Abigail has an uneasy talk with Gabi on 9/18.
Julie and Chloe discover that they share a common interest on 9/19, while Abe has an offer for Roman.
Victor comes up with an idea that could benefit Brady on 9/20.
Abigail gives Chad a reason to be frustrated on 9/21.

*What Will Happen*
Jennifer and Kate comfort each other.
Paul and Sonny have a heart to heart.
Chloe asks Brady for a loan.

SOD 9/18/17

John And Marlena Are Rescued - And Hattie Is Busted!
Hope figures out that Hattie is impersonating Marlena and pays her old prison pal a visit. When Hattie's cover is blown, Hope has no choice but to arrest her. Meanwhile, at Bayview, Marlena and John are waiting for their electroconvulsive therapy to begin. Marlena confides in John that she fears her memories of her family - and him - will be erased, but John reassures Marlena that their love is stronger than any procedure. Meanwhile, Paul and Roman wait to hear from Hope, who has gone to see Hattie. After Paul learns that Andre was committed to Bayview, it suddenly hits him that must be where Marlena and John are hidden away, as well. Paul and Roman head to the sanitarium and arrive just in time to stop the treatment from being performed on the trapped pair. After John and Marlena are freed from Bayview, they learn that Hope has arrested Hattie, and Marlena confronts her doppelgänger at the station. During their chat, Hattie slips and admits that she was working with an accomplice. When Marlena presses for more information, her double clams up.

*Early Editions*
Julie and Chloe have their eye on the same prize.
Eric decides to leave Salem.
Andre makes a surprising offer to Chad.
Abe asks Roman to return to the force.

*Ratings for 8/14: 1.5

Lisa Rinna will appear as Billie Reed in early 2018.

*Hot Plots Preview - Nicole Stays With Eric*
When Nicole says she wants to keep working at the Horton Center, it sends Brady reeling. Brady offers Nicole a job at Titan, but she turns it down, explaining that she wants to make a difference in the world and would rather work in community service. Brady then confides his insecurities about Nicole to John. Later, Brady tells Nicole that he's okay with her working at the Horton Center with Eric.

*1st Look*
Lucas gets a visit from his presumed-dead son, Will.
New Kiriakis housekeeper Sheila makes herself at home.
Andre laments his current state of being.

Chad confronts Andre on 9/12, while Gabi brings Eli a gift and Hope is evasive with Rafe about wedding plans, which makes him wonder if she's having second thoughts.
Hattie contacts Justin on 9/13, while Tripp tells Theo that he wants to ask Claire out on a date.
Sheila has some shocking news for Adrienne, who is then sent back to solitary confinement on 9/14.
Eli seeks new employment on 9/15, while Abigail tries to get through to Lucas.

What Will Happen:
"Adrienne" overshares with Victor.
Sheila makes her way to Salem.
Julie walks in on Gabi and Eli together.
Theo makes a bold move.

SOD 9/11/17

Suspicion Falls On Hattie And Bonnie!
As the investigation into Anjelica’s death begins, Hope questions “Adrienne” about why the deceased was in her room - and she has trouble coming up with an answer. Justin sees that “Adrienne” is stressed and he jumps to her defense. Justin succeeds in deflecting Hope’s concerns - for the moment. Alone with “Adrienne”, Justin has questions of his own for his ex-wife. She covers, but Justin is still left with an uneasy feeling. Meanwhile, Paul is also having concerns about “Marlena” and what happened between her and John. He questions her about his father’s whereabouts and “Marlena” says that he is away on an ISA mission. Later, Paul confides in Sonny that he suspects “Marlena” may have lied about John being away on an ISA mission, and after, Paul receives confirmation that “Marlena” was, indeed, not telling him the truth about John. Paul takes the news about “Marlena” to Hope.

*Early Editions*
Eli gets some shocking news about his job.
The jig is up for Hattie.
Eric fantasizes about Nicole.
Chad confronts Andre.

*Ratings for 8/7: 1.5

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins will appear as Sheila, a Statesville inmate last seen in January.

Aaron D. Spears is out on 9/7 as Commissioner Raines.

*Hot Plots Preview - Andre Is Locked Away*
Andre holds a press conference and charges Roman and Kate with having a secret affair. Roman jumps to Kate’s defense and Andre realizes his stunt has backfired. He tries to regain control and volunteers to let Marlena evaluate his mental competence. “Marlena” gladly takes him up on his offer. Hattie, who has a score to settle with Andre for doublecrossing her, declares him insane and has him committed to Bayview. At Bayview, Andre comes in contact with Marlena and John.

*1st Look*
Nicole shares a tender moment with Eric.
Jennifer interviews Kate.
Rafe rifles through a purse.

Theo is jealous when Claire asks a cash-strapped Tripp to move in with them on 9/5, while Rafe has to think fast when Gabi is in danger.
Marlena and John try to escape, to no avail, on 9/6, while Brady shares important information with Nicole.
Paul presents Sonny with a token of his love on 9/7, while Theo and Abe have an emotional moment.
Hope makes a surprising discovery on 9/8.

*Fall Preview*
Chad and Abigail and Paul and Sonny are planning a double wedding and are feeling good about it. However, a monkey wrench is thrown at them in the form of Lucas, who is in a downward spiral and resents seeing Sonny happy with Paul and moving on with his life. An unexpected guest arrives who will throw the whole wedding into chaos.
Nicole and Eric have a connection and she wants to keep working with him after the community service is done. Brady starts taking steps to keep Nicole and Eric away from each other. Eric will decide to leave Salem. Nicole’s reaction will bring the situation to a head.
The walls start closing in on Hattie, especially once Hope gets involved. Bonnie is still moving full steam ahead with her plan to take Victor from Maggie. Something very juicy falls into Bonnie’s lap that will push her plan.
Adrienne isn’t faring too well at Statesville. She manages to get to someone who can inform her loved ones about what is going on.
Sami’s return will shake things up in a big way. She will be involved in a lot of things!
The unexpected wedding guest will say something that will impact a lot of people. It will begin a mystery that will lead several people out of town. Paul, Sonny, Marlena, John, Justin, Adrienne, Sami and Lucas will be drawn to Memphis following a clue about the mystery.
Hope and Rafe’s relationship will be tested when Abe suggests them both for the commissioner job. Eli seeks new job opportunities. JJ will live out a cop’s worst nightmare that will polarize the town.
Steve and Kayla will come back together. Tripp will have a chance to earn his place back in Kayla and Steve’s life.
Eve will return and shake things up in the Kiriakis family.
Tripp has to be redeemed a little! He will integrate more with his peers, Claire and Theo. Tripp will develop a crush on Claire.
Kate and Andre may have started with a marriage of convenience, but there are sparks!
Gabi needs to find her own way, since Chad and Abigail are back together. She has connected with Eli, but will their friendship grow into something more?

*What Will Happen*
Kayla rebuffs Tripp.
Hattie gives Brady food for thought.
Paul shares his concerns with Sonny.
Abigail is released from the hospital.

Lucas Adams (Tripp) is featured in the Take Five interview this week! 

SOD 9/4/17

Lucas Wakes Up - With A Dead Anjelica Next To Him!
After Anjelica and Hattie catch Bonnie in a compromising position with Lucas, the drama is too much for Anjelica, who has a heart attack and dies. A panicked Hattie and Bonnie argue about whether or not to call the police. In the chaos, Lucas awakens from his drunken stupor. Bonnie manages to get Lucas to fall back to sleep, and then receives a call from Justin, who tells “Adrienne” it’s okay for her to move back into the Kiriakis mansion. Hattie is stunned that Bonnie wants to move forward with the plan, despite Anjelica’s death. They brainstorm about what to do with Anjelica’s body and come up with an idea: dress her in sexy clothes and put her in bed with a passed out Lucas. Later, Lucas wakes up and is surprised by what he discovers. In a state of panic, Lucas makes a phone call to Chloe. Ultimately, Chloe goes to Lucas’s hotel room. Lucas swears that he didn’t kill Anjelica and Chloe agrees to help him.

*Early Editions*
Gabi is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Hope questions Bonnie.
Marlena and John try to escape.
Hattie gets revenge on Andre.

*Ratings for 7/31: 1.5

Morgan Fairchild has wrapped up her run as Anjelica Deveraux.

*Hot Plots Preview - Tripp’s Fresh Start*
Steve meets with Tripp at the Brady Pub and says that he forgives him for what happened. Steve also promises that he will never desert his son. As a result of Tripp’s troubled childhood, there is a part of him that isn’t quite sure if Steve really means what he says. Meanwhile, Tripp makes a surprising gesture: He wants to donate all of the money he inherited from Ava to the hospital.

*1st Look*
Marlena and John have a happy reunion.
Chad takes Abigail for a spin.
Gabi crosses police lines.

Paul obtains information from Kate about John that leaves him feeling uneasy on 8/29, while Abigail and Chad get unexpected news after choosing the venue for their wedding.
Marlena and John devise an escape plan on 8/30, while Myron reveals the identity of Dario’s secret partner to Rafe and Hope.
Brady’s insecurities escalate when he hears new information about Eric and Nicole on 8/31, while Nicole learns the judge’s decision regarding custody of Holly.

*What Will Happen*
Kayla confides in Valerie.
Justin talks to Victor and Maggie about his reunion with “Adrienne”.
Raines issues a warning to Lani.
Paul demands answers from “Marlena”.

SOD 8/28/17

Justin And “Adrienne” Reunite!
The week begins with Bonnie setting aside her mission to win over Justin in favor of a shopping spree. Even worse, she’s a no-show at Sonny’s hearing. Anjelica encounters Bonnie and blasts her for missing Sonny’s hearing. Bonnie heads for the Salem PD, where, posing as Adrienne, she apologizes to Justin for not being with him to support their son. Bonnie then cuts to the chase and informs Justin that she has broken things off with Lucas and wants her ex-hubby back. Justin is thrilled and the two share a kiss. Later, Bonnie is alone with Justin, who is eager for a round of passionate lovemaking. Not long after, Bonnie also has to contend with a drunk Lucas, who unexpectedly appears at her door. Bonnie lets him in, and Lucas tells “Adrienne” that he can’t live without her. When Lucas makes the moves on Bonnie, she finds it hard to resist him. And things get more complicated when Hattie and Anjelica suddenly show up.

*Early Editions*
Nicole gets her heart’s desire.
Chloe helps out Lucas.
Tripp and Steve make a fresh start.
“Adrienne” moves into the Kiriakis mansion.

*Ratings for 7/24: 1.5

Louise Sorel is returning as Vivian Alamain!

James Lastovic is out as Joey Johnson, who heads to prison this week.

*Hot Plots Preview - Roman Kisses Kate*
Andre spies Roman kissing Kate and storms off. Meanwhile, Roman’s kiss has Kate’s head spinning. The timing puts Kate in an awkward position, as she’s already Mrs. DiMera. Later, Andre is frosty to Kate, then makes a power play for control of the DiMera business.

*1st Look*
Kayla and Steve say an emotional farewell to Joey.
Tripp and Joey hug it out before Joey leaves Salem.
Sonny and Paul enjoy some bubbly.

Kayla and Steve hold a farewell party for Joey at the Brady Pub on 8/22, while Jennifer confronts Abe about his arrest and Theo asks Abe about the charges against him.
Eric starts to write a letter to Nicole to share his feelings for her but is interrupted by an unexpected visitor on 8/23.
Brady spills an explosive secret to Victor on 8/24.

*Hot And Heavy - Can’t Miss Preview*
John gets trapped with Marlena at Bayview Sanitarium after he trails Hattie (thinking it’s Marlena) to the facility. Despite the circumstances, the bond between the two will be evident.
Not only does Sonny pop the question to Paul, but Chad proposes to Abigail, as well. Sonny and Chad both get exonerated of Deimos’s murder, the couples are brought together.
After dumping Lucas, “Adrienne” reconnects with Justin.
Joey bids farewell to his family and friends and heads to prison to serve time for Ava’s murder. Will Kayla and Steve clash over what happens or will they see eye-to-eye? Can Kayla forgive Tripp?
Roman kisses Kate, which forces them to do some soul-searching! Hattie kissing Roman made him realize that you can’t go back, but he also realizes that he misses having love in his life. Kate walks through the door after Hattie. Roman’s first instinct is to grab Kate and kiss her because he believes that she is in a bogus marriage and he once cared about her. The kiss motivates Kate to re-evaluate her marriage and love life.
Who is actually responsible for killing Deimos? The murderer will be revealed!

*What Will Happen*
Anjelica and Hattie make a surprising discovery.
Hope has words of caution for Justin.
Nicole nearly catches on to Brady’s secret.

Sal Stowers (Lani) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 8/21/17

Brady Wants Eric Behind Bars!
Brady trashes Eric’s room, frantic to find incriminating photos of his brother with Nicole. There are no pictures to be found, but Brady does stumble upon the cursed amulet - and it gives him an idea. Acting on the belief that whoever took the amulet from Deimos is the one who killed him, Brady thinks he has proof that Eric is the guilty party. Brady takes the amulet to Victor and says that they can use it to free Sonny - and convict Eric. Victor realizes that his grandson is drunk and wants him to calm down. Meanwhile, Eric meets with Nicole, and updates her about Brady’s suspicions that they are having an affair. Eric realizes that Brady may have been the one who ransacked the room. Brady takes another stab at trying to convince Victor that they need to bring the amulet to the police and have Eric charged as Deimos’s killer. Before they take action, Victor wants to discuss Brady falling off the wagon.

*Early Editions*
Paul and Sonny take a big step.
Deimos’s murderer is revealed!
Bonnie makes a bold move.
John follows Hattie.

*Ratings for 7/17: ​1.5

Nadia Bjorlin returned on 8/11 as Chloe Lane.

*Hot Plots Preview - Abe Is Arrested*
While Hope, Raines and Rafe try to find out the identity of Dario’s secret partner, Eli learns from Valerie that Abe has bought her very expensive gifts. Eli questions Abe about his spending splurge and isn’t satisfied by his answer. He takes the information back to the Salem PD and fingers Abe as Dario’s partner-in-crime. Hope and Rafe, who are stunned by the news, find Abe in the square and are forced to arrest him. Abe is taken to the police station, where he’s booked and placed behind bars.

*1st Look*
Eli and Valerie have a family breakfast.
Chloe gives Lucas a wake-up call.
Claire and Theo get their sun protection on.

Chloe has a stunning reaction about Brady on 8/14, while Marlena tries to reach John.
Tripp shocks Kayla on 8/15, while Kate throws Andre under the bus and after Abe reprimands an upset Theo, he turns to Claire.
JJ confronts Raines about his treatment of Lani on 8/16, while Joey makes a life-changing decision.
Bonnie feels remorse about Lucas on 8/17, while “Marlena” kisses Roman and Adrienne is put in solitary confinement.

*What Will Happen*
John vows not to give up on Marlena.
Steve confides in Roman.
Kate is shocked by Chad’s decision.

SOD 8/14/17

Chad And Abigail Reunite!
Abigail wakes up in the hospital after surgery and finds Chad at her bedside. Chad is overcome with emotion that she’s going to be okay and pours his heart out, stating that he will never forgive himself for the way he treated her. JJ and Jennifer visit Abigail after, so Chad goes to Gabi. They talk about the incriminating photo of Chad kneeling over Deimos’s body, and also their own relationship. Gabi realizes that Chad loves her, but he’s also in love with Abigail. Chad is unable to deny his feelings for Abby, and Gabi makes the choice to break up with him. Later, Chad returns to Abigail and tells her what happened. Chad and Abigail admit their love to each other. Chad exits, but soon returns with Thomas. Abigail is thrilled that the three of them are together again. To solidify their feelings for each other, Abby and Chad kiss. Abby and Chad’s happiness is cut short when he announces that he needs to turn himself in for killing Deimos so Sonny can be set free.

*Early Editions*
Abe is under suspicion.
Chloe comes to Lucas’s aid.
Brady makes a shocking discovery in Eric’s room.
Marlena tries to reach John.

*Ratings for 7/10: ​1.5

Martha Madison and Brandon Beemer will return as Belle and Shawn Brady!

*Hot Plots Preview - Joey Confesses To Tripp*
While Tripp holds Kayla hostage, Steve tries to talk his son down. Kayla realizes that Tripp is hell-bent on finding out who killed his mom, so to protect Joey, Kayla takes the blame. Joey, who is worried for his mom’s safety, steps forward and confesses that he’s the one who killed Ava. Tripp feels betrayed because he has gotten close to Joey. Meanwhile, Tripp struggles with whether or not he should exact revenge on Joey.

*1st Look*
Nicole reconnects with baby Holly.
Rafe and Eli have a heated discussion.
Sonny and Paul share a kiss.
Hattie and Bonnie toast to their success.

Victor makes a shocking confession to Brady on 8/7.
Eric and John go to the Salem PD and report Marlena missing on 8/8, while Anjelica summons Adrienne to her office.
Justin makes a confession to Sonny on 8/9.
“Adrienne” dumps Lucas on 8/10, while Kayla blows up at Steve and Abe presents Valerie with a very expensive gift.
A stunned John tells Eric that Marlena broke up with him on 8/11, while Lucas gets an unexpected visitor.

*What Will Happen*
Victor asks for Brady’s help in clearing Sonny.
Nicole sees Holly in the town square.
Rafe wants answers about Dario from Eli.

SOD 8/7/17

Abigail Is Hit By A Car!
Abigail pushes Chad out of the way of a speeding car and is hit head-on. A horrified Dario - who was the intended victim of the driver - enters Witness Protection before he can do any more harm. Chad, meanwhile, rushes to the hospital to be with Abby, who is hovering between life and death. Jennifer and JJ arrive, and the three hold a vigil. Gabi, meanwhile, hurries to the hospital to comfort her beau. She reveals to Chad that Dario and Abigail's marriage was for green card purposes only. Andre then privately tells him about the incriminating photo Dario had of Chad standing over Deimos's body. Chad realizes that everything Abigail did was to protect him and decides to make things right. To that end, Chad realizes that to save Sonny, he needs to turn himself in, but not until he knows Abigail is going to be okay.

Hattie Takes Over Marlena's Life!
Hattie drugs Marlena and informs herthat she plans to take over her life so that she can have a shot with Roman. Marlena is too weak to fight her look-alike. Hattie drags Marlena's body away, disguises herself as Doc Evans and admits Marlena into Bayview Sanitarium as the patient. John, meanwhile, searches for his wife, but is unable to find her. Hattie talks to Anjelica and says she wants to break up with John while posing as Marlena. Anjelica warns her to cool her heels.

Ratings for 7/3: 1.5

*Early Editions*
Joey makes a confession.
Victor asks a favor of Brady.
Abigail and Chad reconnect.
Anjelica puts phase two of her plan into motion.

Andre Khabazzi appears as Dr. Shah, Abigail's physician.

Angelo Tiffe appears as Angelo, Ava's cousin.

Jordi Vilasuso will make his last appearance as Dario Hernandez on 7/31.

*Hot Plots Preview - Tripp Confesses*
Tripp confides to his cousin Angelo that he believes Kayla killed Ava. Tripp also details his failed plot to cost Kayla her medical license. Angelo tells Trip that he needs to take a more direct approach. Later, Tripp stands over Kayla's bed while she is sleeping. Kayla awakens and Tripp confronts her, admitting he tried to frame her because she killed his mother. Kayla tries to talk Tripp down, but he threatens her with a weapon and demands that she tell the truth.

*1st Look*
Tripp is not happy with a floral arrangement.
Victor offers support to Sonny.
Justin doesn't seem happy to see Anjelica.

Eric shares his troubles with Roman on 8/1.
John and Kate have words on 8/2, while Adrienne and Justin bolster Sonny's spirits.
Eric comforts Jennifer on 8/3, while Brady questions Nicole's whereabouts.
Brady makes an important discovery on 8/4.

What Will Happen:
Paul issues a warning.
Victor makes a mysterious call.
Brady worries that Eric and Nicole will rekindle their romance.
Lani comforts JJ.

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