Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives has set up many plot points, and was a must-see for longtime viewers.
During the Bicentennial celebration of Salem, it was the always stellar Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) who made a touching, and beautiful speech and toast about: the lives of the characters of the town, friendship, those they have lost, and of course, Tom and Alice Horton, and her beloved Doug (Bill Hayes).
That was followed by another hearfelt speech by Deidre Hall’s Marlena, and then another hankie-moment when Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) toasted her grandparents – Tom and Alice – and all that this town has meant. These moments in the episode truly signaled the homage to 50 years of Days of our Lives as the series turns the big 5-0 on Sunday, and on-air next Monday.
Meanwhile, in two more compelling performances, Kate Mansi (Abigail) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) delivered as Abigail realizes, and is scared out of her wits,that Ben is the necktie serial kiler. Frightened, she tries to get away, but Ben slams the pregnant gal into the door. Next, he brings her to the cabin and sends a text to Jennifer and JJ (Casey Moss) on her phone that she left to get away with Ben. Abigail is in major peril! Who will find her? JJ perhaps, since he wants to be a cop?
And in another touching performance, nobody believes Caroline (Peggy McCay)! She actually spoke with Bo (Peter Reckell), who is on his way back to Salem to try to stop Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) wedding to Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove). Caroline tries to tell anyone who will listen to her that Bo called, and even goes to Hope to tell her she cannot marry Aiden. When the wedding begins at the end of the episode, she even tries to stop it! Peggy McCay also showed why she always brings it when given material worthy of her talents. Elsewhere, Abe (James Reynolds) connects the dots to who Lani (Sal Stowers) may be after looking at her eyes! Is he about to figure out that she may indeed be his daughter?
What did you think of the hearfelt speeches during the Bicentennial celebration? Did you reach for the hankies? What about Abby’s fate? Did you enjoy all the performances? Weigh-in below, and stay tuned as DAYS is set to deliver more dramatic episodes leading up to, and after they hit their golden anniversary!