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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

SOD 12/18/17

Sami Leaves Town!
After a talk with Eric, Will visits Sami and tells her he’s open to working on their relationship. Sami then informs Will that she’s leaving town because she has to get back to her other children. Will then spies a ring on the floor and picks it up. Sami realizes that it’s the ring Hope returned to Rafe and quickly covers. Will and Sami part ways, and Sami beelines for Rafe to return the ring. Before she leaves town, Sami goes to Marlena’s apartment with a gift for Will: a journal she had given him years earlier. It doesn’t jog his memory, but Sami tells him that he can write the story of his own life and hopes he’ll continue to let her be a part of it. Sami also swings by to see Lucas, who is detoxing at the hospital. She visits Roman and Eric, as well. Her final stop, however, is to see Rafe.

*Early Editions*
John surprises Marlena with a romantic gift.
JJ gets good news.
Chad takes action against Kate.
Eve appeals to Justin.

*Ratings for 11/13: 1.7

Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison appear this week as Shawn Brady and Belle Black.

Alison Sweeney is out as Sami Brady, who leaves Salem on 12/14.

*Hot Plots Preview – Kate Is Busted*
Kayla and Steve confront Kate about her role in Theo’s shooting and blackmailing Tripp, but she doesn’t back down. Eli comes in during the argument and while Kayla is tempted to out Kate, she keeps quiet. By week’s end, however, Steve concocts a plan to get Kate to incriminate herself.

*1st Look*
An excited Hope shows off her rock to Shawn.
Will and Sonny share a holiday smooch.
Eric offers counsel to JJ.

Eli makes a breakthrough in Theo’s case on 12/11.
Rafe re-proposes to Hope on 12/12, while Gabi takes Eli to task and Eric appeals to JJ.
Brady informs Sonny that Will kissed Paul on 12/13, while Eve reaches out to Gabi.
Will agrees to make a move on 12/14, while Claire confides in Belle and Shawn and Ciara stumbles upon a juicy secret.

*What Will Happen:
Hope and JJ have an emotional visit.
Chad and Jennifer have a tense encounter.
John and Paul begin a new investigation.
Maggie confides in Kate about Eve.

SOD 12/11/17

Sami And Rafe Make Love!
Rafe and Sami find themselves in familiar territory when they seek comfort from each other after their respective bad days and make love. Rafe, who is spiraling after his breakup with Hope, is happy to have his ex to confide in. The next morning, Sami wonders if there could be more between them again. But when she hears Rafe talking about Hope, she realizes it’s just a one-night thing. Hope shows up at Sami’s door and Rafe has to hide. Sami encourages Hope to work things out with Rafe. After Hope leaves, Rafe comes out of hiding and tells Sami that he appreciates her efforts on his behalf with Hope. Rafe then tracks down Hope, who shares her true feelings with him. Rafe wants to come clean about what happened with Sami, but is gutted over hurting the woman he loves, so he remains silent. Later, Hope proposes to him and Rafe accepts, but is wracked with guilt over sleeping with Sami.

*Early Editions*
Eli makes an important discovery.
Will and Sami make peace.
Brady enlists John and Paul’s help.
Doug issues a warning to Rafe.

*Ratings for 11/6: 1.6

Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison return this week as Shawn and Belle Brady.

Jen Lilley returns in May 2018 as Theresa Donovan.

*Hot Plots Preview - Will Kisses Paul*
Will meets Belle, who inadvertently tells him about his affair with Paul. Needing answers, Will pays Paul a visit, and finds him freshly emerged from the shower. Will flirts with Paul, then plants a kiss on him. Paul is stunned. Will comes clean with everything he’s learned. Sonny comes to the door and asks to speak to Paul alone. Will leaves, but not before telling Paul he hopes he sees him around. Sonny then breaks up with Paul. Paul opts to keep quiet about his close moment with Will.

*1st Look*
Ciara doesn’t get the warmest welcome home from niece Claire.
Maggie is there for Lucas!
Eric and Will have story time.

Steve tells Kayla about Tripp’s feelings for Claire on 12/4, while Ciara has it out with Claire.
Brady accuses Eve of kidnapping on 12/5, while Eli questions Brady and Victor about Deimos’s murder.
Sami lashes out at Belle on 12/6.
Eric comforts Sami on 12/7, while Tripp confesses to Steve and Ciara demands time with a comatose Theo.
Sami receives a surprise visitor on 12/8, while Victor questions Sonny’s decision to dump Paul.

*What Will Happen*
Ciara issues a warning to Claire.
Kate urges Lucas to go to rehab.
Brady panics when he can’t find Tate.
Steve confronts Tripp.

SOD 11/27/17

Will Returns To Salem!
When Sami finds Will poised to leave Memphis with Susan, she makes an emotional plea to him not to do it. Later, Will shows up for his bartending shift, where he finds Paul and Sonny waiting for him. Will quickly learns that Paul is Sonny’s fiance. Sonny doesn’t give up and points out that Will has a scar. He recounts that Will got it on the night Arianna was born, which freaks out Will. Will is about to head out when Marlena arrives and reaches out to him. Later, Sami blasts Susan for trying to take her son away from her. John then brings in Elvis look-alike Roger, who reveals to Will that Susan has been lying to him. Now that Will knows the truth, it’s too much for Susan and she has a breakdown. Shortly after, Marlena pays another visit to Will, and it has a strong effect on him. Will ultimately makes the decision to return to Salem, where the pieces of the puzzle start coming together.

*Early Editions*
Marlena hypnotizes Will.
Lani breaks up with JJ.
Rafe goes to bat for Hope.
Chad takes action against Andre.

*Ratings for 10/23: 1.7

Eileen Davidson brings back both, Kristen DiMera and Sister Mary Moira to the canvas this week. But it’s only a short visit, for them as well as Susan Banks.

John Enos concludes his run as Elvis, aka Roger Fisher, on 11/22.

*Hot Plots Preview - Kristen Returns*
After Will realizes that he’s not EJ DiMera, Susan suffers a mental breakdown. After Susan is hospitalized, Roger meets Sister Mary Moira, who has come to Memphis to check up on her sibling. Sister Mary Moira tells Roger that she feels sorry that Susan is suffering because she has a good heart. Meanwhile, Kristen, who was last seen falling to her death from a castle window in 2015, turns up in Memphis very much alive. Kristen slips into Will’s empty room and immediately notices the letters “EJ” on the wall. It prompts Kristen to mutter to herself that Susan doesn’t know that EJ is also alive.

*1st Look*
Jennifer, JJ and Eric have an emotional encounter in the town square.
Chad has a warm welcome home for Will.

Sonny lashes out at Paul on 11/20.
Things heat up between Adrienne and Justin on 11/21, while Rafe returns to Salem and quickly learns that Hope has beef with him.
Eve gets physical with Brady on 11/22.

*What Will Happen*
Adrienne frets over Sonny’s situation.
Maggie questions Victor and Brady about Deimos’s murder.
JJ visits Theo.

By Mandy

SOD 11/20/17

JJ Shoots Theo!
After JJ hosts a party for Lani and tells her that he loves her, the two get a call that someone is breaking into a warehouse. They go to investigate, not realizing that it’s Theo, who’s wearing a hoodie. JJ orders him to stop, but he doesn’t. In the confusion, JJ fires his gun. Both Lani and JJ are horrified to discover that the fallen perp is Theo. Valerie and Abe receive word that Theo was shot, and rush to the hospital. While Valerie steps in to assist Kayla in saving Theo’s life, Abe asks Lani who shot his son. JJ steps up and reveals that it was him. JJ tries to explain what happened, but Abe is too angry to listen. Hope intervenes and takes JJ back to the station to get his official statement. JJ explains what happened. Hope tells him that there will be an investigation into the shooting. Until then, Hope takes JJ’s gun and badge and places him on leave. Across town, Julie shares the news of Theo’s shooting with Claire, who faints. After Claire regains consciousness, Tripp accompanies her to the hospital. Lani, Claire and Abe each have an emotional moment with Theo, who remains unconscious. Valerie wheels Theo into surgery and everyone anxiously awaits word on his condition. Abe lashes out at JJ and holds the DiMeras responsible for putting his son in the line of fire. While Lani struggles to stay strong, she later talks to Abe about the shooting. While JJ goes over the shooting with Abigail, he suddenly remembers a key piece of information that gives him cause for concern.

*Early Editions*
Adrienne and Justin make love.
Marlena tries to get through to Will.
Eve and Brady face off.
Hope is upset with Rafe.

*Ratings for 10/16: 1.6

*Hot Plots Preview - Sonny Sees Will*
In Memphis, Sonny is shocked when he sees Will. Unfortunately, Will doesn’t recognize Sonny, so he tries to jog his estranged hubby’s memory by giving him a kiss. It backfires and Will pushes him away. Later, Sami and Sonny find Will and they do their best to help him remember the past. Will runs off. Sonny tracks Will down in his room and brings up their daughter, Arianna.

*1st Look*
Julie and Doug get distressing news.
Sami packs a punch with Susan.
Marlena and John take things to the bedroom.

Kayla springs into action to manage an urgent situation at the hospital on 11/13.
Paul makes a confession that causes Sami to go ballistic on him on 11/14.
After Chad receives devastating news, he turns to Andre and blames him on 11/15.
Eric comforts Jennifer in her time of need on 11/16.

*What Will Happen*
Claire vents to Tripp.
Rafe turns up the heat on Susan.
Valerie is called to do a critical operation.

Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 11/13/17

Brady Sets Up Eve!
Victor is not pleased that Eve is living in his home and wants her out - pronto! Eve, however, has another surprise for Victor and tells him that with her marriage to Deimos, she’s now the majority stockholder in Basic Black! After Eve waltzes away, an infuriated Victor demotes Brady and blusters that if his grandson wants to regain his position, he’ll have to destroy Eve. Brady comes up with an idea that has to do with the telltale amulet connected to Deimos’s murder, which Brady plants in Eve’s bag. When Eli and Rafe take Eve in for questioning, she’s furious with both Brady and Victor. To Brady’s surprise, Victor berates him for foolishly trying to frame Eve. After being questioned by Eli and Rafe, Eve returns to the mansion, where she explains that she has an airtight alibi. A triumphant Eve then gloats that Victor and Brady can expect a visit from the police, adding that she’s sure one of them murdered Deimos - or they know who did. Despite being bested by Eve, Brady is not about to give up.

*Early Editions*
Hope is forced to take action with JJ.
Kate blackmails Tripp.
Sonny sees a familiar face.
Paul comes clean.

*Ratings for 10/9: 1.6

Ron Leath returns on 11/8 as Henderson, the Kiriakis butler.

*Hot Plots Preview - Paul Sees Will*
In Memphis, Lucas thinks that he sees Will, but when Paul arrives, Will is nowhere to be found. Paul chalks it up to Lucas’s drinking, but after Lucas leaves the bar, Paul is stunned to see his ex-lover. Paul approaches Will and calls out his name, but Will doesn’t respond. When Paul is interrupted by a call from John, he leaves the bar to meet with his dad and Marlena. They update him about seeing Susan. paul is poised to tell them about Will, but ultimately chooses to keep quiet.

*1st Look*
Theo does some undercover work.
Sami and Roman reconnect.
Chloe finds Lucas drowning his sorrows.

John, Marlena and Sami confront Susan on 11/6, while Abigail tries to reassure Chad and Kate wants to silence Tripp.
Brady and Eric have a run-in on 11/7, while Gabi surprises Eli.
Kayla shares a secret with Kate on 11/8, while Claire’s thrilled that her new song is trending.
Sami has an emotional reunion with Roman and asks for Rafe’s help on 11/9, while Abigail and Chad confront Theo.
JJ plans a party for Lani on 11/10.

*What Will Happen*
Tripp is drawn to Claire.
Jennifer investigates what’s going on with Kate and DiMera Enterprises.
Chloe is forced to get tough with Lucas.

SOD 11/6/17

Susan Reappears In Memphis!
Sami, John, Marlena, Sonny and Paul follow a clue about Dr. Rolf to a house in Memphis and are surprised when an Elvis impersonator appears. Sami loses her temper and Elvis calls the police. Sami says something less than respectful to the police officer and gets herself arrested. At the station, Justin gets Sami off the hook and Lucas arrives on the scene. Once Sami is free, she sneaks back to the house and finds a bedroom that belongs to someone named EJ, then discovers that she isn’t alone.

*Early Editions*
Theo shares a lead with Kate.
Paul keeps a big secret from Sonny.
Sami changes her mind about Will.
Brady plots against Eve.

*Ratings for 10/2: 1.5

Melissa Archer appears as Serena.

Eileen Davidson appears on 11/2 as Susan Banks, Kristen’s wacky look-alike.

Kassie DePaiva returns as Eve Larson.

John Enos appears as a Elivs look-alike.

Vincent Irizarry appears in flashbacks this week as Deimos Kiriakis.

True O’Brien appears as Paige Larson.

*Hot Plots Preview - Adrienne Chooses Justin*
In Memphis, Adrienne checks into a motel, where she sees Lucas for the first time since being freed from prison. Adrienne tells Lucas that she wasn’t the one who broke up with him. At first, Lucas is skeptical, but then he realizes that Adrienne loves him. The only problem is Justin, since Adrienne admits that she still has feelings for her ex. Lucas then informs Adrienne that regardless, he has moved on.

*1st Look*
Victor and Maggie enjoy a spot of afternoon tea.
Chad and Abigail go trick-or-treating.
Claire is feeling catty.
Eve recalls happier times with Deimos.

Eve returns to Salem with an explosive secret on 10/30.
Tripp’s loneliness becomes evident on 10/31.
Paul is unsettled by something that he hears Sonny say on 11/1, while Eli comes to the rescue when a flustered Gabi is in need of help.
Eve makes new living arrangements on 11/2, while Lani and JJ have a tense lunch with Valerie and Abe.
Theo has a lead for Kate on 11/3.

*A November To Remember*
A group of favorites pack their bags and head down to Memphis in search of Will. And he’s there, in the flesh! What he’s doing, why he’s there and what condition he’s in remain to be seen.
Sami is willing to go to extremes, which often lands her in trouble. She will make some impulsive, rash decisions.
Eve returns to town on All Hallow’s Eve and reveals that she is Mrs. Deimos Kiriakis. Eve will be a real headache for Maggie, Brady and Victor.
Adrienne and Justin find their way back to each other.
There’s some outside interloper who is one step ahead of Kate, which will involve a little mystery. Everyone wants to know who’s trying to undermine DiMera and Andre is the #1 suspect.
Jennifer and Eric will rebuild their friendship.
Chloe has really been there for Lucas. Will he finally be able to clean up his act?
There is a police event that will have a ripple effect on nearly every Salem resident. It centers around JJ and something that happens in the line of duty.
Kate resorts to some drastic measures to uncover who’s gunning for her, which will put her in direct conflict with Kayla and Steve.
Tripp has a growing attraction to Claire, but he’s determined not to act on them, since Claire is recommitted to Theo.
Chad made his choice and loves Abigail with his whole heart and soul. Kate is interested in bringing Gabi back into DiMera.

*What Will Happen*
Lucas has another vision of Will.
Kate asks Theo to help her with DiMera.
Abigail quits her job.

SOD 10/30/17

Sami Learns The Truth About Will!
Sami finds out that Dr. Rolf is at the Salem Inn being interrogated by Hope and beelines for his room. Sami immediately takes action to get some answers. Sami grabs Hope’s gun and holds Rolf at gunpoint. Rolf cracks under pressure and reveals that he went to the morgue after Will died and revived the body. Rolf also states that he isn’t working for Stefano. Before Hope and Sami can get any further information out of him, however, he takes a cyanide pill and kills himself. Hope blames Sami for losing their best lead and arrests her for holding Rolf at gunpoint. Sami calls Lucas to bail her out, and he shows up with Sonny. Sami tells them that she is starting to believe Ben’s claim about Will and by week’s end, a new lead sends a group, including Sami, out of town to follow it.

*Early Editions*
Kate turns to Theo for help.
Eve makes a shocking announcement.
Abigail has a nightmarish Halloween.
Sonny is hospitalized.

*Ratings for 9/25: 1.5

Kassie DePaiva returns on 10/27 as Eve Donovan.

Will Utay appears as Dr. Rolf, but his return will wrap up next week.

*Hot Plots Preview - Bonnie Is Busted*
When Maggie and Justin interrupt “Adrienne” and Victor’s wedding ceremony, Bonnie tries to push them out, and that’s when Victor announces he has no intention of marrying her. Bonnie is stunned to learn that the trio has played her. Things go from bad to worse when Kayla and Steve show up, and Steve forces Bonnie to come clean about her charade. Realizing the trouble that she’s in, Bonnie rushes for the exit, only to be stopped by Sheila, who still wants the money owed her. With Bonnie exposed, the next question becomes: Where is Adrienne? Shortly after, Justin arrives at Statesville, where he’s reunited with his ex-wife. As Adrienne realizes it’s real, she and Justin get caught up in the moment and kiss.

*1st Look*
Eric lets his fist do the talking with Brady.
Hope, JJ and Lani are on the case!
Abigail and Chad embrace the honeymoon phase.

Jennifer persuades Eric to come home on 10/23.
Sheila asks Eli for help in getting out of town on 10/24.
Eli tells Gabi about his past with Sheila on 10/25.
Chloe offers her friendship to Brady on 10/26, while Kate and Jennifer have an argument and Rafe confronts Hope.
Eve returns to Salem on 10/27.

*What Will Happen*
Eric opens up to Jennifer.
Sheila has a warning for Gabi.
Chloe questions Brady about Nicole.
Kate makes a mysterious call for help.

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.

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