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38 March 5th, 2013 DAYS Will: “You Really Hate Me That Much Because I’m Gay?” DAYS Nick: “Yes!”

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Days of our Lives fans have been watching the Nick/Will feud heating up and this week in the latest promo from NBC, Will is pressured and forced to sign his parental rights away to his baby that Gabi is carrying, thanks to Nick’s machinations!

So why is Nick carrying this to the enth degree?  Well according to the preview and what has been airing, Nick reveals that he does indeed hate Will (so much) because Will is gay! So just how will this all play out?  What do you think of the storyline?  So many questions, and we want to know what you think of it all and the performances of Blake Berris (Nick Fallon) and Daytime Emmy winner, Chandler Massey (Will).   Also make sure to read our most recent interview with Berris which may shed some light on to what is going down in Salem!

 

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  1. claudiakurzyna says:

    days is heating up! I hope that Will gets his rights back to his daughter! He will be a great father.

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  2. shawn says:

    I believe there’s more to the story.

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    jim replied

    I agree with you.

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    icla replied

    YES! And as I said elsewhere, i do not want the storyline to be that Nick was raped in prison and therefor hates all gay people. Things we hear happening in prison between fellow inmates is not (always) about homosexuality. It would be very cliché of DAYS, to go that route, but I have a feeling we’ll get exactly that!

    If the writers are clever, we’ll get a(nother) twist. I’m thinking yes, Nick hates Will (and Sonny and others) for being gay, but not because something happened to him in prison. Maybe it’s his religious views or other. But the fact that a young guy in love with a woman who is pregnant with another guy’s child, is willing without hesitation to raise the baby as his own, must have another reason. I am thinking that something happened to him in prison that left him unable to have children of his own and that is adding to all his other ‘issues’ about Will. Nick is homophobic, a jackass (yes, Sonny!) and a coward. He is also scared crazy of maybe never having children of his own (my speculation) and also, knowing where he is coming from, with mental issues in the family, he sees this as the perfect opportunity to have a kid that is mentally sane (if one is willing to be in denial about the genes that Sami brings into the mix, via her son, ha!). In any way, little Arianna Grace is in for a rough soap life! I really don’t like the baby storyline, but seeing that we won’t get rid of the baby, I may as well just accept that it’s going to be born and sure enough, Sonny & Will will end up with the little girl. I can live with that! Even if I think Sonny & Will should have deserved other drama, than a kid that is going to be the center of their lives, for the rest of their soap existence……..

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  3. Daisy Day says:

    Nick doth protest too much!

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  4. Sarah White Sees says:

    I love this storyline and hate it at the same time. Everyone involved in this storyline is wonderful though, especially Chandler, Freddie, and Alison. I hate the character of Nick right now, but Blake is so good at making you hate him; but yet there’s still a vulnerability there where you actually feel sorry for him too. Bring on the custody battle!!

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    Barbara t loves One life to live replied

    I love this storyline to, But I don’t like Nick at all, what he is doing to Will and his family, he has no rights to that baby, and I hope before the baby is born someone finds out what a rat he really is.

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    jim replied

    I kinda agree with you but the actor is doing a fine job making us dislike him, and the show is finally getting better except for a few disapointing spots like not doing something about Bo and leaving us hanging with that. But getting back to Nick he wants that baby so much im beginning to feel there is more to it than just Will being gay. The other thing that makes me feel that way is that i dont know any man Nicks age thats willingly ready to raise another mans baby. There could be in real life but 4 the show i feel Nick is hiding something and if im right, i cant wait to see what it is.

    ces replied

    I’m with you, love the storyline, HATE Nick! Love Blake Berris though which means he’s doing his job ;) I feel so bad for Will. Ali Sweeney was fantastic yesterday and I love the dynamic with EJ too. I wish somehow Kristian Alfonso could get involved with this and see her lovely cousin for what he really is. Also, would be good for Gabi to see his nasty side.

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    OOps i was wrong about the reply i made to you. I do know someone Nicks age willing to raise another mans child. He’s been raising by nephews son since my nephews son was a toddler. I dont know how i forgot.

    Sarah White Sees replied

    I couldn’t agree more about Nick, and that he has no rights to this baby. I’m just saying that Blake Berris is doing a terrific job as an actor. He is making me hate Nick, but he also plays him with such a vulnerability that you’re left wondering why Nick is the way he is; and if he can possibly be redeemed at some point in the future.

    ces replied

    Jim – the most disappointing storylines have to be Bo missing and STILL not discussing it. Where in the world is K.Alfonso?
    Also, how I sooooo wish that they keep Daniel & Jen apart and bring back Matt Ashford from under the elevator. I wish Chloe, Daniel and Parker go off into the sunset far, far away from Salem ;)

    Okay and I really want Fr. Eric and Nicole to get it on. LOL!

    jim replied

    Cant get any better than Chandler

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    jim replied

    I agree with ces about Mathew Ahford. I was hoping Jack and Jen would be the new Tom and Alice of Salem but those really would be hard to duplicate.

  5. dorothyg says:

    Blake Berris is playing the part of a Creepy Psycho so well….I loved The character of Nick before and noe I just want him to leave Salem. Chandler Massey is doing a great job too…very gifted in the acting department. I can’t wait to see how this all turns out.

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  6. Jackie Adamitis says:

    I think Vargas raped Nick in prison and this is why he is acting out towards Will and Sonny… However , Nick is acting possessive just like he did when he had Melanie and addicted to the pain killers……

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    Colorado replied

    Nick was DEFINITELY raped in prison! Nice GH rip off.

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  7. Michael says:

    I can tell ya now….. Something “happened” to Nick in jail. Cue- anti gay storyline. I hope Days plays this out for all the dramatic potential inherent in this scenario. Soaps have to be compelling and full of drama. If Days plays this out, they could have some strong story moments coming up.

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    ces replied

    agree. Totally!! Blake and Chandler can give us some great stuff!! Both are extremely talented and capable actors.

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  8. Mary SF says:

    This is an issue that needs to be addressed and I am glad Days is taking it on, but I hope they come up with something a bit more imaginative than Nick was raped in prison and that is why he hates gay people.

    Homophobia in its various forms has some complex reasoning behind it and to reduce it to a single incident is to downplay how deep prejudice against gay people runs in society despite the gains that have been made. It is also sends the wrong message that the sexual violence so common in prison is about homosexuality, which it is not- just like sexual violence against women, sexual violence committed against men by men is about power and control- not sex.

    In reality some of the worst bigots in the world are the nicest people in the world which makes their prejudice far more difficult to change than those who wear their hatred outright- so I think having an incident to explain Nick’s hatred- something that will not make him a jerk after he learns to separate the act done to him from those who are gay- is a cop out.

    If Nick’s hatred was based in his religious convictions, and he truly believe he was in the right – then this form of homophobia would be more in keeping with what is out there and far less easy to resolve. But by making Nick the villain or the victim those whose homophobia is hidden will not see themselves in him, and Days blows a chance of perhaps enlightening some minds out there.

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    jim replied

    Well said. I agree with you.

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    icla replied

    I totally agree too! Mary you said it perfectly! I really hope they are not going that route of Nick having been raped in prison and this being the reason for hating Will (and Sonny) so much. I think it’s what we gonna get though…. )o:

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    Bells replied

    Keep in mind, also, that there is a way to combine both elements and walk away with an even *more* complex story. They’ve already established Nick using religion as a basis for his homophobia, and there’s really no reason to assume that isn’t the core of the matter, from which the rest of his bitterness grows. That said, if he *was* raped in prison – which, to your point, is about power and control, not sexual desire – then he would logically filter that horrible experience through his existing bias, thus wrongly associating “gayness” with “rapist.” That would actually be a VERY interesting (and realistic) route to take; not only would he have to confront his rapist, since you know they’re going there with Vargas’ release, but he’d also have to go into the woods of untangling his misconceptions about what rape really is. That would be relevant not only to the homophobia storyline, but to the long history soaps have with rape stories, and how they are so often glossed over after the fact. In the end, it would provide an opportunity to explore rape through the uncommon lens of a male victim, and still hold the religious element of homophobia. Even if Nick were to come away understanding the difference between a man raping another man in jail versus actual homosexuality, he would still have that core of religious belief that could leave him unaccepting of homosexuality. They are, in the end, two different avenues of exploration, and a marvelous opportunity to introduce some genuine complexity to the character and to the continuing storyline.

    IF they choose to go there, that is. The jury is still out on whether or not Days will cop out on the great potential, or finally take the opportunity to really tell a good, deep story. One can only hope for the latter…

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    Patrick replied

    it’s literally, in my mind… phenomenal… watching Blake Berris’ – Nick – grappling…. ??? his stoic… well mannered, well behaved…. minding your p’s and q’s… yet menacing behaviour…. by himself…. every one else in Salem – seemingly unaware….

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    it’s a pleasure…. to see the potential… the possibilities of said story LINES for all the actors… who’re pulling it all together… and must see’ing how this all plays out….

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    the complexities of the human nature… and spirit… unfolding…

    You said it best…..Bells…. is a toure de force… ACT… that’s playing out on stage… each scene… day in and day out…. is revelatory.

    i say this… in that… i’m not second=guessing… thinking it’s re-tread…. it’s not a waste of my time…. it’s compassion… down the road for Nick…. and unwavering in his acting choices….

    superlatives could go on and on….

    Patrick replied

    I say this… because… he’s planting seeds… and not being loud and wanting his way…. acting off of and getting in to the other actors minds… and playing off of their persona….

    which is what i meant by… everyone else in salem seemingly unaware…. it’s the other salem’ites who’re 2nd guessing his motives and not even coming up with Nicks behaviours….

    as of yet…. till the Prison angle plays out….

  9. RLeternal says:

    I don’t like the characater, Nick, but Blake’s performance is outstanding. Hope he wins some award for his brilliant performance. And, I like that DOOL is trying to tell a story involving homophobia. Homphobia is very much prevalent in the current world; it’s not a thing of the past. This world has a large population of bigots and haters. What is incomprehensible is that how someone having a kind of lifestyle affects the so called haters. No one is stopping straight people from the way they love; so why would straight people like to dictate how someone should or shouldn’t love. Love is a free commodity and a right of all. And, going by statistics, it is the straight people who are involved in divorces, cheating, swindling (and the list goes on and on) in humongous numbers

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  10. Iakovos says:

    I love Will storylines and how they bring so many DAYS characters together. But a part of me really wishes he was not the father of a child. I would have preferred to see Will establish himself, his first love relationship with Sonny, and more community building rather than be sucked into a baby plot. Sure, it is more conflict but I am not liking it so much.

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    icla replied

    I hate the baby storyline with a passion! I know why they did it now (later would be kind of absurd) but I hate it! The only thing good about it is how much drama it triggers and the beautifully agonizing and amazing scenes we got with Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey. My fear is thought that when the baby is born, that this is ALL we are going to see – Sonny and Will with the baby. It may be cute as hell for an episode or 3, but I do NOT want them to be only the baby daddies come May.

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  11. Ann says:

    A blind person would know Nick was up to no good but not clueless Will. Gabi and Will are both immature and not that bright so I feel sorry for baby Arianna with those two as her parents. And let’s not even mention her other relatives.

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    Bells replied

    Will and Gabi are also both extremely young. Gullibility isn’t particularly uncommon in full-grown adults, to say nothing of the young and naive. It is actually something of a relief to see young characters acting, well, YOUNG. They *are* immature characters, and that’s kind of the point. They’re both, what? 20? How many twenty-year-olds are genuinely ready for the responsibilities of parenting? Or for mature relationships? If Days is worth its story salt, they’ll continue to explore how difficult the situation would be for Will and Gabi, long after the pregnancy drama is concluded, and not turn them into magically successful parents overnight. Let them struggle with parenthood and actually show how difficult it is. That would be refreshing.

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  12. Maggie says:

    I’m loving this story, and the performances we’re being blessed with are top notch. Ali Sweeney, Blake Berris, Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith have each given us multi-layered performances. I can understand each character’s motivations well. That doesn’t mean I like all of them at the moment. Nick fills me with fear and revulsion, all because of Blake’s skillful balancing of a greatly disturbed mind. Ali makes me cheer mothers everywhere with their fierce commitment to their children, and I love that she’s been returned to the fine Samantha Gene Brady that I’ve loved for years. The pale imitation of Samantha Gene from the past few years would never have been equipped to go toe to toe with the ruthless Nick. While I want to ring Will’s neck at this moment – can he please get over blaming everything on his mother and finally face up to the fact that Nick has played him masterfully – I’m so glad that he has Sonny who can see things clearly and try to lead him to a better understanding of who he’s dealing with – I do understand that he risks losing all his fantasies when he has to confront the terrible truth before him.

    I have some sense of where the story is going, at least part of it. Clearly, Nick’s prison time plays a substantial part. But I have no real reason to try to think this one through because I’m so enjoying being in the moment and watching the story unfold. So far this story has been told well, and I’m counting on the remainder of it to be told equally well. Please, please, please – can Gabi finally pay for her crimes???

    This story is the stuff of good drama, and I can’t wait to watch it five days a week. More please, of all of them!

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    Patrick replied

    I like how you state…. Blake Berris’ – “skillful balancing”….

    I don’t know what he’s going to do next… i’m so intrigued with his performance.

    right on again… about…. not thinking ahead… and enjoying this story unfold and play out….

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    Stefano’s coming home…. and kristen and Brady will be in the manse…

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    John’s coming home…. w/Marlena.

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    Patrick replied

    I hope Stefano’s coming home….. for Kate.

    Ces replied

    Ali is at her best when she’s protecting her little cubs! I especially loved her telling EJ in bed she wants to get Nick. Love that EJ & Sami will be a team to protect Will!! Great story all around but I wish the Hortons would get wind of what Nick is up too!!

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  13. Kathy says:

    Love the storyline but hate the Chloe/Daniel/Jenn one. Why are men on this show always so stupd to the woman’s manipulations. The writers need to make these guys smarter then the dumbies they portray.

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  14. Nina Wassel says:

    I’ll be so glad when they get done with this story line. I don’t like the fact that they are making Nick the bad guy because of his views on homosexuality. Not everyone believes that being gay is okay. From the very beginning with this storyline, they have made everyone look stupid if they didn’t agree with it. I have several friends who are gay, but that doesn’t mean that I agree with their lifestyle. Why can’t they go with this in a different angle and make Nick a likable guy. I have watched Days for years and years and I can’t believe they’ve added this story. Just wondering if that is why Bo left the show. I saw a comment he made about not liking the way some story lines are heading.

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  15. Dmitri says:

    Ugh, I hate Nick! He needs to just go away.

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