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Note: Dates mentioned may not be accurate due to pre-emptions.
Brady and Alex flew to Greece last week. They find out that Victor met with Konstantin because of a letter, but he doesn’t know what was in it. Konstantin offers to take Brady and Alex to Victor’s childhood home, because Brady remembers that Kayla said she found letters there. Theresa, who’s also in Greece, runs into Shane, her dad. He figures that she followed Brady there, but she tells that she’s interested in Alex. He has a briefcase of Victor’s, found in the crash. She offers to give it to Brady and Alex. Alex and Brady find the box of letters at Victor’s old place. They find something shocking inside. They don’t know who or what to trust.
Early Edition: Alex finds out something shocking. Chloe overhears something that gives her information. Sarah and Xander encounter each other anxiously. Alex is made an offer by Vivian.
Rachel Melvin’s short return as Chelsea is over. Dick Van Dyke (Timothy) is also done.
This happened last week (on Friday), but SOD is treating it like a spoiler: that Kristen tells Gwen Dimitri is having an affair with Leo, but she already knows.
9/18 Gabi and Stefan are happy that Stefan might take over DiMera. 9/19 Harris and Ava go to London. Tripp is asked by Rafe about Ava. 9/20 Talia is cornered by Jada, and Wendy is caught by EJ. 9/21 Stephanie admits something to Kayla, which Chad accidentally hears. Maggie gets the boot from Victor’s company by Vivian. 9/22 Rex and Xander both declare something fearless. Philip is sent for by Vivian. Theresa fills Brady in on how Tate got in trouble.
Philip’s return is given a Thumbs Up! for storyline.
Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) and Paul Telfer (Xander) are asked to give their choices on many things.
What Will Happen: Shawn, Belle and Talia share an awkward morning after. Wendy is caught doing something by EJ. Tripp is asked about Ava’s escape by Rafe.
Raven Bowens (Chanel) is featured in the short, one-page “Take Five” interview.
Jen Lilley (Theresa) talks about her return to the show.
Theresa flirts with Alex and decides to give up on Brady and move on with Alex. Stephanie lets Theresa know that things are over between her and Alex, so she can date him. Steph wonders if Theresa is just trying to make Brady jealous, but Theresa maintains that she isn’t.
Early Editions: EJ is questioned by Nicole. Harris and Ava go to London. Theresa figures something out that’s important. Kristen and Gwen plot together.
Hit woman Joyce (Sarafina King) interrogated by Jada 9/13.
Andrew Donovan (Colton Little) returns and catches up with Theresa 9/14. Paul (Christopher Sean) also comes home 9/14 to meet his new granddad.
Elliot Roth (Darren Richardson) has left Salem after finishing his business.
Arleen Sorkin (ex-Calliope) passed away.
Chanel is torn between Johnny and Talia. Johnny tells EJ that he’s let Chanel know how he feels, so he’s waiting for her to tell him what she thinks. (Haven’t we seen this exact same storyline before???) Chanel tells Johnny she wants to give their relationship another try.
9/11 Justin intends to look into what Vivian’s claiming. Xander helps Sarah after she gives birth. 9/12 Talia and Jada confer on what’s been going on. Ava sees her vision of “Susan” again. Paulina gives Chanel a shoulder. 9/13 Belle and Shawn quarrel in public. Harris and Ava are caught by Rafe in their motel. 9/14 Talia and Shawn commisserate with booze at the pub. Marlena and John invite Timothy into their home, which surprises him. 9/15 Julie and Maggie have it out with Vivian. Alex and Brady go to Greece.
The show is given a Thumbs Up! for the 50th anniversary tribute they did for Suzanne Rogers (Maggie).
Brandon Beemer (Shawn) and James Reynolds (Abe) are asked some random questions.
What Will Happen: Rafe finds Tripp to let him know what’s happened with Ava. Alex and Brady plan to go to Greece. Vivian shocks everyone with her news.
Dick Van Dyke talks about his short role on the show as a mystery man.
This week, the town says goodbye to Victor. Kyle Lowder (Rex), Paul Telfer (Xander) and Wally Kurth (Justin) talk about filming the scenes and what John Aniston was like for them.
Early Editions: Alex gets approval from Brady. Belle and Shawn fight in public. Kayle and Stephanie are happy to see Theresa back in town. Vivian shocks everyone with an announcement.
John and Steve meet with a man named Dugan 9/4 (played by Yvans Jordain).
Rachel Melvin returns as Chelsea 9/7 for Victor’s funeral. Melvin talks about returning to the show; she last aired in 2009.
Louise Sorel also returns, as Vivian, for Victor’s funeral. She was last seen in 2020.
After EJ has a dream about Susan, he asks Xander to kill Ava. Xander figures out that EJ was planning to have him do this and then give him up to the police (to get rid of both him and Ava). EJ isn’t through with his plans for revenge against the two.
9/4 John and Steve hear about the mystery man from Marlena. 9/5 Sarah still tries to come to term with her feelings for Xander. When Xander puts his hands on Theresa, Eric stops him. Sloan can’t think of anything else but guilt after losing Eric’s baby. 9/6 Rafe is teased by Jada about getting his job back. Wendy and Tripp meet up at the Salem Inn. 9/7 Chelsea returns to town. Chloe and Rex tell each other the truth. 9/8 The funeral reception is overshadowed by Vivian. Sarah prepares to give birth. John and the mysterious man meet.
The show is given a Thumbs Up! for Johnny and Chanel possibly getting back together, but a Thumbs Down! for having Talia in the mix (because Talia did so many awful things to Chanel and her family).
No Fall Preview for Days! Tsk tsk!
Thaao Penghlis (Tony) is featured in an article about his world travels.
Because it’s September, actors are asked to talk about their past school life, including Judi Evans (Bonnie).
What Will Happen: Tripp plans a special night for Wendy. EJ targets Ava. When Theresa comes home, it shocks Brady.
James Reynolds (Abe) is featured in the short, one-page “Take Five” interview.
John Paul Lavoisier talks about his return to the show as Philip.
Philip shows up at Chloe’s door. She thought he was dead, so she faints. She’s not happy to hear that he faked his death and frame Brady because he was jealous. Philip has gotten treatment for his mental health problems. He tries to make it up to Chloe and Brady for what he did. Even though Kate told him not to come back, he wants to be there for Victor’s funeral as well as to see Chloe. He wants forgiveness but isn’t sure he deserves it, and he’s ashamed of what he did. Brady is also shocked but glad he’s alive. He’s angry to learn that Philip framed him. Brady punches him (as Brady often does). He understands what Philip went through (as far as his mental health), but he takes out his phone to call the cops.
Early Editions: Sarah still goes back-and-forth about her feelings for Xander (not that she tells him). Ava recalls a fact about Susan that might be important. A mystery man appears to Doug and Julie.
The legendary Dick Van Dyke joins the show as a mysterious man starting 9/1 when he encounters Marlena and Kayla at the hospital.
Theresa comes back to Salem for Victoria’s memorial service; she also visits Brady 9/1. Sonny (Zach Tinker) also returns for the memorial.
Darren Richardson returns as Elliot Roth, the lawyer for Dimitri’s family.
Belle tries to get Brady to take Shawn to an AA meeting, but Shawn is against the idea. He also stops therapy with Marlena. Shawn is grieving and filled with guilt. He takes out his gun and considers suicide because he’s having so much trouble dealing with all of his pain.
8/28 Rex tells a happy Kate that he’s engaged to Sarah. 8/29 Abe gets advice from Steve. Jada and Rafe grow closer. 8/30 Leo runs into Sonny, which he didn’t expect. Stefan tries to play a game with Rachel. 8/31 Dimitri’s secrets almost come out, thanks to Kristen. 9/1 Theresa surprises Brady with her visit. Shawn tries to mend fences with Jada. Kayla is asked by Jada to examine an unknown man.
The show is given a Thumbs Down! for not having pregnant Sarah around often enough.
Julie Dove (Connie) is interviewed because she’s been a long-time Days fan.
Various actors show photos of their summer vacations, including Arianne Zucker (Nicole), her fiance Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel) and, separately, Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail).
What Will Happen: Paulina fires someone. Rex and Kate play catchup. Sarah has to rush to the hospital, when she’s near Xander, so he helps her out.
The show fire their co-executive producer, Albert Alarr, who was investigated by misconduct recently. The allegations about him went public in July because of complaints from the cast and crew, some of whom spoke out publicly. He’s been replaced by Janet Drucker, the show’s Coordinating Producer, who’s been there a long time. The cast learned of Alarr’s firing August 4th in an email. Alarr gave a statement denying the allegations, claiming that just two people who wanted pay raises were behind his the accusations. He raised race as an issue behind the claims (he’s black). 25 cast members signed a petition in August, saying that he had assaulted them verbally and physically. The cast and crew hope to just go on with the show and continue to do their best at their jobs.
This week, Xander (who’s waiting to hear if Chloe will marry him) learns that Sarah is pregnant when he runs into her. She tells him that Rex is the father of her baby. Sarah is surprised to learn that he’s proposed to Chloe. They awkwardly part company after that.
Early Editions: Gwen and Dimitri come back to Salem after their honeymoon. Paulina is asked out by Abe. Kate worries about her sons. Chloe gets a visit from Philip.
Greg Vaughan had COVID at the end of last year, when they were filming this week’s shows, so Jason Gerhardt stepped in to play Eric. He previously played Maxie’s late cop boyfriend, Cooper, on GH. This is just a temporary replacement; Vaughan will return.
Philip returns to town 8/25, which surprises Kate.
Carson Boatman (Johnny) and his wife Julana are expected their first child in December.
Sloan is about to tell Eric the truth (that he’s the father of Nicole’s baby) when she has painful cramps. He takes her to the hospital, and she passes out. They have a tragedy, so we can all guess what happens next. Sloan blames herself for keeping the truth hidden.
8/21 Shawn is comforted by Belle. Sloan is asked by Melinda to help out Li in court. 8/22 Johnny tells Nicole how he feels. Melinda thinks about whether to tell EJ the secret that Sloan shared with her. 8/23 Gabi tries to find out what Kristen is hiding. 8/24 Ava worries that she’s losing her grip again. EJ and Tripp have a terrible confrontation. 8/25 Kate can’t believe her eyes when she sees Philip. Maggie and Sarah have a revealing chat.
The show is given a Thumbs Up! for Sloan’s finding out that Eric is the father of Nicole’s baby.
Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) looks back on her 50 years on the show.
There is a family-related trivia quiz for each of the shows.
What Will Happen: Rex gets an answer from Sarah. Melinda gets some romance from Li. Talia is offered another chance by Kayla.
Tamara Braun talks about coming back as Ava, who’s in Bayview now with Harris and Eve.
EJ and Eric both ask their women to marry them (this already happened this past week). Nicole can’t stop thinking about Eric. She knows he’s thinking about asking Sloane to marry him. EJ feels insecure about her feelings for Eric, so he proposes.
Early Editions: Dimitri and Leo are caught by Gwen. Paulina gets all riled up by acting mayor Clint. Melinda gets pressured by Stefan. Justin hears some horrible news.
Yuri (Josh Flagg) returns, to meet with Stephanie.
Lindsey Godfrey (Sarah) is back, in scenes with Maggie and Rex. Rex asks Sarah something important 8/11.
Terrell Ransom, Jr. (Jerry/Theo) has completed his current visit to the show.
Maggie finds out that Sarah’s pregnant and then figures out that Xander is the father. Sarah demands that Maggie not tell him, but Maggie doesn’t agree with that.
8/7 Gwen figures out that Leo is hiding someone in their place. Xander proposes, which shocks Chloe. 8/8 Shawn goes back to work as a cop. Chanel and Paulina find out something bad about the bakery. 8/9 Wendy gets a romantic surprise from Tripp. Abe is begged by Paulina to return to work as mayor. 8/10 Rafe is there for Jada when she’s frustrated and venting. Stephanie has to meet with Yuri again. 8/11 Sarah is proposed to by Rex. Chad gets yelled at by Stephanie. Bonnie and Maggie discuss what they both know.
The show is given a Thumbs Down! for Rachel witnessing Brady threaten Kristen with a gun.
An article has Billy Flynn (Chad) looking back at some of his best moments on the show.
What Will Happen: Paulina and Chanel are put in the acting mayor’s crosshairs. Jada gets an apology from Shawn. Marlena counsels Talia.
From soapsindepth.com: The 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on Friday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET. The Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmys are scheduled for the following day, Saturday, June 17, also at 9 p.m. ET. The main Daytime Emmy Awards will be shown live on CBS on Friday, June 16, starting at 9 p.m. ET, also streaming live on Paramount+. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, they will be streaming live on Watch.TheEmmys.tv and the Emmys streaming apps starting at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun 17.SOD 5/15/23
Brandon Barash (Jake/Stefan), Vincent Irizarry (ex-Deimos), Chrishell Stause (Jordan), Kassie DePaiva (ex-Eve), Melissa Archer (ex-Serena) and many other soap stars appeared in “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway” which was streamed Thursday, Feb. 11. You can see it now on YouTube.
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