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275 May 31st, 2012 Joe Mascolo Speaks Out About Being Written Out Of DAYS … For Now!

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As fans are watching this week the drama unfolding on Days of our Lives, most of the residents of the town of Salem are about to ready, aim, fire a gun at  Stefano DiMera! Who pulls the trigger will be the ultimate mystery? Or, will it be if Stefano is truly dead, dead?

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, the very popular Joe Mascolo (Stefano) talks openly about the events that led to Stefano being shot and the decimation of the nucleus the formed the current DiMera Clan!

Mascolo revealed, “Every single thing that went wrong in Salem was Stefano’s fault.  Every single thing.  He got blamed for everything.  When Stefano got blamed for this business with Lexie illness, I got very angry.  Stefano and his daughter had an absolutely pure relationship.  I adore Renee Jones (Lexie).  When she came to my dressing room and said, “I’m going to be leaving soon, and this is what is going to happen,” I said, “Oh, no!”

Joe also goes on to say how unhappy he was that they changed the father/son relationship between EJ and Stefano too!.  “It was very difficult.  The bottom line Stefano is will always be about family.  So when they wrote that, I couldn’t figure it out.  In all honesty, Stefano nor EJ would have had wanted it that way.  As a matter of fact when James Scott (EJ) saw the business that Elvis wasn’t Stefano’s son, we both went, “No, that’s wrong.”   We didn’t want it that way.”

Another issue for Mascolo was the ruination of Stefano’s relationship with Kate, played by Lauren Koslow. “Stefano and Kate were solid, and in love, and I thought breaking them up was such a bad move.”

As for now, Mascolo told SOD, “For all intent and purposes, Stefano is dead.”   But sources are reporting that he is already included in future story plans!  So, will the Phoenix rise again?  Do you think the writer ruined the character of Stefano with all these latest plot shifts leading up to his “murder”?  Or, do you think it’s making for great soapy drama? Let us know your thoughts!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    No offense to Joe Mascolo, but it was time for Stefano to go, or to change.
    I do agree with him though, about the ruin of the DiMera family. EJ should be Stefano’s son, and the abrupt way that Kate betrayed him with Ian just didn’t make sense to me. As a John and Marlena fan, I would have liked to have Stefano stay around, because it gives J & M more story, but maybe have Stefano diversify and have him do something besides the vendetta against the Brady family stuff. Hopefully he’ll be back, if the story is good. Soaps need good villains.

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    ella replied

    i disagree about the Kate stuff, first he blackmailed her into marry him so it is not really a ‘pure’ relationship, secondly Kate is slutty nothing new she had affairs with many men even Ej (Stefano’s son..come on he is still his son).
    That being said i love Joe Mascolo and his Stefano Dimera character and hope he will come back but make more creative stories for him writers..and that’s right without him John and Marlena have no stories they are boring but it is time to change the dynamics between these characters..Stefano being the uber-villain is so predictable and boring now.

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    claudio replied

    I want him to come back …he is a great actor

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    graci replied

    Yes. He should come back. It will not be the same without the man we love to hate. They need the character.

    Tammy replied

    I so enjoyed Stefano’s character and I will miss him terribly. I hope they do write him back in, at least as a ghost or something. He will be missed! Loved his acting!!!

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    brenda replied

    i do agree we need stefano back. I do believe that john is going to end up ejs father

    Judy replied

    I don’t like them writing Stefano out. He was one of the main characters. His storey line was great for the show. They have already gotten rid of so many and each time the replace someone in the show it hurts the show. I don’t like the Ian character if he is to be the new villain. Stephano was much better and had a sense of humor too. Ian is dulllllll.

    Donna Lane replied

    Stefano was a great character in the show hasn’t been the same since they wrote him out hoping that he will come back soon that will make the soap more interesting

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  2. Kate says:

    I can’t believe how badly Joe Mascolo has been getting treated by this bloody show. All the reaches that had to be made to blame absolutely everything that’s gone wrong over the past century on Stefano are not only implausible to viewers who only recently started watching the show, they’re insulting to longtime viewers – not just fans of the show, but fans of Stefano and the lovely, talented man who portrays him. The people behind this show right now continue to treat us all as though we’re idiots. The worst part about all of this is that it isn’t even in the name of good soap. All this supposed drama has been less than entertaining, and is being executed abysmally. Renee Jones, James Scott, and Joe have all been making the best of it – that’s what talented, professional actors do – but viewers know when an actor’s heart isn’t in it, and the show is a soulless husk right now. I no longer blame the writers for this. Ken Corday and company are letting this happen. They’re smothering this soap, and all the firings and hirings in the world aren’t going to save it if it’s still being built on the shaky backs of Corday and the rest of the powers that be.

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    Torrey replied

    Have to agree with what you stated. I have not been a longtime fan of the show, but recently started watching after OLTL was cancelled. I like the character of Stefano, but am not happy with the direction that the writers took with Stefano and his family. Even though I haven’t been watching the show for decades, I am aware of the family dynamic that Stefano has for his children, and I think it was a poor decision to have the weight of the world all thrown on Stefano’s shoulders. And I truly hated the way they dealt with the EJ & Stefano storyline.

    I have recently found myself unhappy with the way all of the soaps are being handled and written, so for the most part, if I have a day off and I’m lounging around the house, I find myself channel surfing for hours, because daytime has gotten so unbearable for me. I remember the good old days, when there was about 10 different soaps on, so if one pissed you off, you could turn the channel and find another one….or when the writers of the shows cared more about character building and staying true to the history of the show, then doing a storyline for just plain shock value, or a way to kill dead space.

    Writers & Producers of these shows owe the audience a little more respect. We have stuck around and watched these shows for years and years….by God, it’s time to step up to the plate and write smarter, stop dragging stories out for an eternity, every now and then give the fans what they want, and stop being afraid to write a story where some of your characters are happy. Too much doom and gloom. Don’t we get enough of that in our every day lives?

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    kay killgore replied

    Right on Torrey excellent post!!!! I have not watched Days in a long time but you are right on about what is going on. These four soaps will be gone if they do not get their act together. Days in the 80′s use to be the soap with super couples!! I guess not anymore.

    ella replied

    Supercouples is too cheesy, people don’t watch corny stories like that anymore, the real problem is that these writers are not daring and not creative enough.

    david replied

    I completely agree. The destruction of the DiMera family is ill-conceived and alienating. I so miss the uplifting moments and loving example of Viki (Erika Slezak) and others on OLTL. I remember feeling good after OLTL. Days and GH seem so depressing in comparison.

    Torrey replied

    Don’t forget the wonderful comic relief that Roxy brought to the show. She was one of my all time favorites. People may not agree with me, but I think it’s hard to play someone who is drunk all the time, and pull it off in a believable manor, and Ilene Kristen was fantastic!! OLTL was such a well rounded show….that had drama, suspense, romance, comedy, action and everything else in between….something that sorely lacking in the four remaining soaps.

    david replied

    I so agree with you about Roxy. She was so funny and made watching OLTL such a pleasure. I wish she would open a beauty shop in Port Charles. I don’t think she was drunk all the time (although she started out that way) but had a unique, quirky personality. I would love to see Roxy do Carly or Kate’s hair when they couldn’t get an appointment at their regular salon. Roxy would bring some needed humor to GH, although I don’t know if GH viewers would give her a chance.

    Cheryll replied

    I agree, did not like the way it all went down, Stephino is the man you love to hate… The writers… who were supposed to do all this wonderful, writing – story lines that were going to make us all want to watch… failed, failed, failed. All they did was retell, stories of old, boring, and then ruined characters that used to be likable, I so wish I was educated in soap writing, because I sure as heck could have done a better job then they did….

    lorraine replied

    I want stefano back not the same without him

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  3. Shelley says:

    I have been a DOOL fan for 20 years and I did not like how they changed Stefano’s dynamic on family. There have been a few that we’re not biologically his and yet, they were still his family. DOOL writers better not mess around with the foundation of strong, identifiable characters or they might be another AMC or OLTL!

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    ella replied

    Well actually he let Tony captive on a island for 20 years if not more, Kristen as a slave, Peter in jail and the other ones are DEAD so i love Stefano, very entertaining character but to say he is good to his family is a BIG FAT LIE.
    Mascolo just did not like the changes, he will get over it when he will come back lol

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    david replied

    I can only wonder with so many actors exiting recently if Days isn’t under incredible financial pressure and the stress is so high that poor decisions are being made. It’s as if the show is imploding before our eyes.

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    Lynn replied

    Wondered about that myself.

    connie replied

    Stefano was an integral character to the show for years and should be brought back! Also EJ should have continued being his biological son. Big mistake. What are the new writers thinking? Have been a huge days fan and have watched it over 20 yrs and really am unhappy about the recent changes, comings and goings, and getting rid of great actors like joe mascolo etc.. also where is philip kyriakis? Chloe?
    Plus writing off jack devereaux? another big mistake.
    If the current writers continue messing with the traditional story lines and characters of this much beloved soap, I feel it will alienate even more viewers -

  4. Lil0 says:

    I want Stefano to stay dead. But I think Stefano’s ghost might return from time to time to “visit” Salem residents.

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    bonnie wallace replied

    I certainly hope not!! I detest when they have a character come back as a ghost!! If not the real thing, then not at all!!

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  5. Sara says:

    Man did these fired writers have it in for Joseph or what? I hope Stefano and Kate will get back together. I liked them.

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    ella replied

    I like them but they became boring they needed some drama so their break up was a good thing imo, moreover Stefano was not kind to Kate, to see her being so passive was quite awful..the guy tried to kill her beloved sons for pete’s sake !

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  6. sara says:

    Exactly what we all said “No, that’s wrong” I hope the writers fix this mess! Ej is a Dimera ! We love James & Joe.

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  7. Tricia says:

    Joe & James are my favorite men on Days and I absolutely HATE what mardar did to the character of Stefano! They better bring him back and change the writing back to him being EJ’s father. In changing that alone I have barely been able to watch. I hate how they have Stefano treating EJ their dynamic was so real! They are wonderful as father & son. Loved him with Kate and Lexi too. Stefano not caring about Johnny & Sydney is so”un Stefano”. I did however like that he wanted EJ & Nikki broken up…please let that stick!

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  8. Gmbenet says:

    I agree with everything Joe Mascolo said. (Who is going to disagree with Stefano?! Ha, Ha!)

    But everything will be alright.

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  9. metejt says:

    I completely agree with Joe Mascolo. The writers at Days are ruining the entire show. It’s gotten so hard to follow again. I had SUCH high hopes when they did the “reboot” and brought back many long loved characters/actors. Sadly, that didn’t last long before it once again became the “Sami Brady” show. I am sick to death of Sami Brady. I’m sure Ali Sweeney is a great woman but Sami Brady has been front burner FAR too long. It seems as though she’s the only one the writers know how to write for. What they are doing with the DiMera family is so completely out of character and isn’t making ANY sense. Are there NO talented, imaginative writers left to write for soaps out in LA? Please Days, get your act together. Let’s get creative, get some balance on the show and not focus so much on one character and most importantly, write “in character”. Stefano would NEVER abandon EJ after all these years even if he weren’t his biological son. Stefano would forgive Kate for her transgression. And killing Stefano off is a HUGE mistake; though he IS the Phoenix so I’m holding on to hope there on that particular issue.

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    David replied

    Your comment is going to get you into trouble. Fans love Sam Brady, and the writers can write for her, but unfortunately not for several other characters.

    The reboot was a good idea but nothing came from it. Subsequently, the loss of several veteran actors is painful. Now Joe! Please say no!

    Wouldn’t want to be an actor over there.

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    jb44 replied

    I have watched DOOL since it’s inception and I hate the Sami Brady character. I would be so happy to see her leave town for awhile.

    metejt replied

    LOL Well, I’m a fan and I can’t stand the character of Sami Brady anymore. Other characters/actors have much more potential for the show IMO.

    Lucy replied

    And i love Sami Brady she is my favorite character by far on this show so i guess there is some balance out guys..ha

    ethel replied

    i agree with everything you said 1000%…………..

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    ethel replied

    this was for metejt’s comment…………

    Mark It Right replied

    Let me say that I met Ali Sweeney and she is the least friendly celebrity I have ever met and I have met a few. She was even at a meet and greet. Wasn’t like I intruded on her personal time. I had loved her so much till then. Btw, Jaclyn Zeman was so wonderful and so was Colin Egglesfield (What a hot man).
    Anyway back to Days. I agree I don’t want it to turn back into teh Sami show. Why would any of those guys want to be with her? She maybe has worked 2 weeks total since she was a teen. I am glad that Stefano is going away, but I agree with the EJ storyline. Fine if he is not a DiMera, but to disown him didn’t seem to fit. Why has EJ not called Susan and asked who is daddy? I have watched Days for about 35 years. Geez. I remember watching with my mom when I was 6. Great memories.

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    ella replied

    Maybe you were obnoxious and she was tired, actors are not always here to please you fans..me on the other hand i heard lot’s of awesome things about Sweeney from people who met her.
    As for Sami’s love life, all the men are not after her at all, she has had just three love-interests all these last years, it is certainly not more than for the other female characters..actually it is LESS !

    Mark It Right replied

    @Ella Maybe you are idiot. I have heard a lot of people say that about you. It must be true.
    Apparently you don’t comprehend things very well.
    1.) She was at a fan meet n greet. Since you obviously you have never been to one or know what one is. Let me explain it to you. The actors are there to meet their fans. That is the only reason. So she was there to please her fans. If she was tired or not that is irrevelant. Can you go to work at Kroger and get the shopping carts from the parking lot all day and be rude to customers just because you are tired? (nevermind, you probably don’t work.)
    2.) Because someone has told you (or you read) awesome things about her then that is the truth to you. The BIG difference here is I MET her in person! So your knowledge is only heresay. Mine is actual. Btw,I wasn’t the only one who thought that. (Maybe we were all obnoxious and bothering her while she was working. Yes WORKING. She is paid to meet the fans and sign autographs and take pics. That makes it a job! She isn’t doing it out of the kindness of her heart. If you could comprehend things you would have noticed that I said that up till then I liked her. I went there specifically to meet her. She and Patrick Warburton both were unfriendly. I liked him alot till then too, but he wasn’t as bad as her. You can believe she is friendly or not. I really care less. I know for a fact how she is.
    3. Don’t start name calling just because you don’t agree with what I said. You (like everyone else) are allowed to have your own opinion, but be careful on what you decided to base them upon.

    ella replied

    I understand Sweeney if she was annoyed by you Mark..lol, i don’t know you and even i find your posts obnoxious that being said, i will close this ‘lovely’ debate with you, not worth my time anymore..bue bye

    Mark It Right replied

    There is no debate. You can’t. You have never met her. So you can only go by what someone else has told you. I had the unfortunate pleasure of meeting her.

    ella replied

    First of all Sami Brady has only ONE storyline where she is not the lead her son Will is, secondly other characters who came back this year have as much if not more stories than her, i am fed up with these silly attacks on Sweeney and her character just because of some bitterness, jealousy misplaced..it is pathetic.
    Moreover Steffi in character would not forgive Kate like that AT ALL, do you his character ? He did far worse to people who did not do one pourcent of Kate did to Stefano Dimera !!!

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    Mark It Right replied

    Maybe you should have someone to proof read what you write. According to your comment and I quote ” Sami Brady has only ONE storyline where she is not the lead.” So you are saying the same thing that everyone else has been saying that she is on too much.
    Read your second paragraph again. It makes no sense. Also the correct spelling of pourcent is percent.

    metejt replied

    Ella you’re a fan of hers, I get it. But let’s be very clear about something. There was NO attack on Ali Sweeney. I don’t like the character she plays. In fact I’m fed UP with Sami Brady. Far too much air time for ME. You like it, many of us do not.

    ella replied

    What i wrote make perfect sense, thanks Mark.
    Maybe to get it you have to think a little..as for ‘percent’ and not pourcent..who cares i am not the only one making gramatical, spelling errors on internet boards and i will not be the last..
    Yep i like Sami Brady and while she has some detractors she has AS MUCH if not more fans, don’t worry.

    Carol replied

    I have to agree they took what started out as a good s/l and totally jump the track. Stefano never after all these years would of turned his back on EJ. He would of found out who EJ’s real father was not just except a old lab paper. he would still of loved EJ as he has others. The chasing the egg came out of the blue and what does it have to do with anything. Just to give John, Marlena, Hope and Bo a s/l? I have watched since the early 70′s and the last 5mts have been all over the place. They never shpuld of written off a major character if this was not what he wanted. I find this totally disrepectful to a man who brings interesting stuff to this shows. I find John and Marlena totally boring. Think they should of stayed gone.

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    Pammydogs replied

    You are so right on with your comments on Sami. I quit watching after being a die-hard fan for over 20 years…watched Sami grow up on the show…however, she keeps constantly regressing to the eternal 15 year old teenybopper – she’s like Peter Pan – never really growing up. Sami, this and Sami that. I used to like Sami – but rinse, repeat and she is the girl that can do no wrong with Mr. Corday these days of the soaps lives…As for Stefy – he was the baddest of the bad and I really hate to see Stefano depart the show…John and Marlena, and all the rest of the good ol’ stars on the show…their talents were wasted – I blame the writers for nothing new (other than Will’s SL) after all these years.

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    sarah replied

    i have been watching days since i was 8 yrs old with my grandmother and love
    joe as stefano BIG MISTAKE WRITING HIM OFF, AM MAD AS HE!!
    AND IF HE DOES NOT COME BACK , I AM SO OVER DAYS PERIOD

    HE HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR THE SHOW FOR MANY YRS

    NBC AND CORDAY BETTER GET IT TOGETHER CAUSE THEY MAY BE NEXT FOR CANCELLATION WITHOUT JOE AKA STEFANO

    SO DISAPPOINTING, CHANGING HIS WHOLE STORYLINE, I AGREE WITH HIM 100% BRING BACK JOE IF HE WILL COME BACK

    THE PHONEIX NEEDS TO RISE AGAIN TO SAVE DAYS

    AND ALSO AM SO SICK OF SAMI,SAMI, SAMI, SHE CANNOT CARRY THE
    SHOW , DO NOT LIKE HER NEVER HAVE

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    Judy replied

    without Bo,Hope,E.J and Stephano the show is dead. I have watched it since I was 16 years old and am now 66 years old. If they get rid of all the old characters they will loose the fans that keep the show going. Where will the Cordays paycheck go then? STOP AND THINK WHO PAID YOUR SALARIES FOR YEARS”

  10. Sara says:

    I heartily agree with Mascolo’s comments here – with the caveat that he can’t really complain about Stefano being blamed for everything in slightly out-of-character plots since this is basically the point of the character of Stefano.
    But yes, the EJ plot is a disgrace (or is it just me or the mention of a DNA test may suggest Stefano will be EJ’s father after all). As someone (was it EJ?) pointed out on the show, Stefano has had plenty of “children” that were not biologically his and that he stayed loyal and loving to and went to great lengths to protect. I hate the rewrite if they stick to it (if only because it cheapens the great Susan/Kristen plot of what is still Days’ heyday) but the out-of-character reaction is galling.
    Similarly, making Stefano indirectly responsible for Lexie’s disease is unnecessary stain on what otherwise was one of the best sides of the character. If it was an interesting plot, I could have bought it, but it is merely an excuse to set up Abe for a murder mystery and really it was not worth cheapening a meaningful relationship for a show – and a character – that often lacks loving multi-layered relationships.
    I am more torn on the Kate plot. I absolutely adored Stefano and Kate – best couple they have come up with in a long time – and thought they were wonderful together BUT I am at peace with the notion that some great couples have to be broken up to move the plot forward. Considering Kate had a plausible excuse for “cheating”, the door is not closed on a reconciliation down the line. What irks me is Stefano “testing” Kate. They never explained why he was suspicious of her in the first place.
    Stefano is an iconic character for which writing has VERY rarely been good but it is testament to Mascolo’s charisma that we are still interested in him. Hope he comes back (but drop that coin plot. Blergh).

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    NeeNee replied

    Sara, totally agree. Thaoo Penghlis’ character of Tony DiMera was adjusted – readjusted – tweaked – & outright changed in order to accomodate various plotlines over the years. Final reveal on that was Tony was NOT his biological son, but Stefano didn’t disown him; in fact, when he died in the freak impalement accident on the pier, Stefano mourned for months.

    I also concur about the coin plot. Blergh, indeed! But I’m thinking it may be the way Stefano’s murderer is caught: perhaps it’s Agent Harmon who would not have been on canvas were it not for the John/Hope Alamaina Faberge egg plot.

    I have watched since 1967 and many times these days find myself wishing the network would just cancel Days, and take it out of my hands. 46 years is a helluva run for TV. Take a page from Desperate Housewives, Mary Tyler Moore, MASH and other classic shows: go out while you can still hold your head high.

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    Thetruth replied

    Stefano also let Tony prisoner for years and years and years on a island so pleas the out of character with Stefano and his children is ridiculous, by the way were are Kristen and Peter ? He doesn’t care and did not mourn Benjy..so stop with this BS, i like Stefano and Mascolo charisma but get real please.

    Carol replied

    Agree. Kate and Stefano where great. Never understood why he would test her love for him. Ian has come and now is I think gone. For what? Since Dar/mar have been writing this show has been full of half s/l that never seem to have no real finish. I often see them given this or that fan base a bone s/l that ends up going no where.

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  11. Dorothy says:

    I agree with everything Joe said and have said it many times to my friends in posts. Stephano this & Stephano that …every day 24/7 since John has been back and even before that. The one thing Stephano did do was love Lexie and it was wrong to blame Stephano just because Andre existed. GMAB.

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  12. Chelsea says:

    I agree with everything Joe said!!
    I love him and his honesty!!
    Mardar made a mess out of Stefano and the Dimeras in general!
    They ruined Stefano’s character!

    I hope the new writing team brings Joe back and fixes the EJ/Stefano paternity storyline!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Chloe replied

    Amen!!!!!!! We want Stefano!!!!!!!

    I hate what they’ve done to Stefano, to Stefano/Lexie, to Stefano/EJ and to Stefano/Kate. He is a vital part of the show & I, too, hope that the new writers are smart enough to bring him back ASAP!!!

    This reminds me of what another writer [Reilly, was it????] did to Victor years ago because he didn’t like him. Victor had a stroke and was written out for years until someone was bright enough to realize how vital he was to the show.

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    Thetruth replied

    Please and now Victor is a lame lame lame character, they should have killed him off instead of this awful writing for him right now..Victor Kiriakis is not Mickey Horton..pitiful

    metejt replied

    I LOVE Victor and now that he’s with Maggie would love to see them get more story lines. They are wasting the real talent they have at Days.

    goodcoffie replied

    This writer shot Stefano and Killed Lexi and…and he is going to try and put EJ away and…and… he is just MEEEEAAANNN.
    He is trying to destroy the whole DiMera Family! I…I….I….I JUST WON’T STAND FOR IT!!
    You put it back or I will stop watch, Now!

    Thetruth replied

    The new writers are WORSE, be careful what you wish..they wrote the fake Rafe story AWFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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    goodcoffie replied

    I was crazy bad.

    sarah replied

    I AGREE WE WANT STEFANO PERIOD ANYWAY WE CAN GET HIM

    NBC YOU TOTALLY ARE SO HORRIBLE IN ENDING HIS RUN AS THE
    DIMERA PHOENIX, WHAT A MISTAKE

    FIX DAYS NOW AND BRING HIM BACK

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    Jean replied

    I “AGREE”, bring Stefano back. He’s my favorite!

  13. Patty says:

    Excellent article! Joe Mascolo said exactly what all of us have felt. What a huge mistake to destroy the DiMera Family. I can only hope Days rectifies the mess they’ve written themselves into.

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  14. Engrady Pind says:

    Stefano is much more the heart of DooL than Sami Brady could ever hope to be. I do think it is time for him to disappear for a while and let Salem get along without him. I thought the breakup of his marriage came out of nowhere. Maybe it is time to close up the DiMeara mansion, set up fan allowance for Chad who can’t get his thoughts out of Melanie’s pants, and let EJ flounder on his own without the SiMeara name and power to throw around. I will miss Joe. He is certainly a suitable counterpoint to Drake’s character.

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    Julia replied

    Why this attack on Sami ?!! Her character has nothing to do with that, back off !
    She is a character who actually right now is complex, interesting and has only one story unlike some other boring characters who are on every days.

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    goodcoffie replied

    I Fast Fwy Sami to the next scene.

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  15. Terri Meyey says:

    I have been watching Days forver, you can hate the Dimiras and then love them, its just part of any soap..theres been times I thought same for even some of the Bradys..I hope Stefano will come back..He is part of Salem and always will me..

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  16. Mo says:

    Yes, the writers ruined Stefano, but he’s not alone. Writers really messed up having EJ not be his son. Hope that’s a mistake. And even if EJ isn’t bio, don’t push him away. It’s also been way too long in bringing Chad back to the fold. The scenes yesterday with Stef and Lex were really good. Doesn’t bother me so much that he could be to blame for her illness, but all the other stuff Stefano has been doing doesn’t make sense. The stuff with trying to mess up EJ’s bid for mayor, getting Will to rat on EJ (how did Stefano know about EJ and Sami and that Will shot EJ? Did the couch talk?). A lot of preposterous stuff and for Days, that’s saying a lot. I hope Stefano isn’t dead and I hope the writers fix a lot of this crap.

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    NeeNee replied

    Mo said, “how did Stefano know about EJ and Sami and that Will shot EJ? Did the couch talk?”

    Remember the old one-season 1960′s show, “My Mother the Car”?? Starring Jerry Van Dyke, this old vintage car talked because it was his mother, reincarnated as a car (voiced by Ann Sothern). Mo, you may have struck gold here . . how about “My Father, the Couch” to resolve EJ’s parentage??!! Stefano could still do the voiceover . . .

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  17. Beverly Louise Jordan says:

    I think it would be an interesting story plot for Stefano to survive but be totally dependent on E J for some time. And Lexie should have an experimental treatment for her condition given by a famous European doctor. She recovers but does not remember anything before the operation.

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    Julia replied

    Rene Jones playing Lexie doesn’t want to stay, so leave Lexie well alone, for once she is a character who has a great exit story, no need to mess it up with some silly corny rewrite, and i love Lexie/Jones but it is her choice.

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  18. Raymond says:

    II think this is the perfect oppertunity to bring Joe back to B&B because that needs something fresh right about now.

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  19. Jane says:

    I was a long time viewer of Days but quit when Drake and Deidre were fired. I started watching OLTL then. After their cancellation, I tried to watch Days again but knew so few characters. It’s just not the same and I’m not going to invest the time and my heart in another soap. But they should have left the character of Stefano alone. He’s been killed and revived so many times. Let the main characters stay on the show. I’m really surprised Days is still on the air.

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  20. Trinity says:

    He’s right about everything being bad being Stefano’s fault, it seems like everything that goes wrong he is behind it. That’s why I was disappointed in Ian being written off, he could’ve been a good villian and a good rival for Stefano. It’s boring when you know Stefano is behind it, there’s no suspense or mystery. Salem needs another bad guy, I use to like Stefano vs Victor, to bad Victor’s been domesticated.

    I do not agree with Stefano and Lexie’s having a pure relationship, and I actually like him being blamed for Lexie’s illness. Stefano is the one that unleashed Andre on Salem so yeah, it’s his fault Lexie’s sick.

    I do agree with him about the Stefano/EJ thing, I liked EJ being Stefano’s son but even if he wasn’t it does NOT make sense for Stefano to turn his back on him. Stefano didn’t disown Tony, Kristen, and Peter so him shutting EJ out of his life didn’t make sense.

    I actually like the ‘murder’ storyline, it’s interesting and besides we all know he’d be back he is the Phoenix afterall.

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    Thetruth replied

    He did worse to Tony, Kristen, Peter, Benjy, René ect..and yep he disowned Tony more than once !

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  21. jorgeann says:

    MarDar made a terrible writing decision. I am also upset about the destruction of Stefano and the DiMera family. i love Kate and Stefano and the relationship between EJ and Stefano. Joe Mascolo and James Scott are a dynamic acting duo that can’t be matched. When I met James last year I commented on how I enjoyed his and Joe’s scenes (I even entertained him by acting out the scene when Stefanobecame angry with EJ, and he told him to get out and never comeback). The DiMera should never have been blamed for all the injustices in Salem. I remember the time Brady ( EJ’s cousin) nearly beat EJ to death and Dr. Dan, Maggie and the some of the other so called upstanding citizens helped covered it up. How hyprocritical for the writers to concentrate on making The DiMeras the heartless villians in Salem. It was much better when Victor Kiriakis helped share that title as the other bad guy. I want EJ to be a gray gray character, not Salem’s new villian. I hope the new writers will rewrite this mess that MarDar have created. The Phoenix should rise again even if it is on a recurring status.

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    Lucy replied

    well these old/new writers are not better you will see, they just fired Ian Buchanan who had the potential to be a new villain and yep Ej needs to be gray not the new Stefano..but Ej an entity by himself, grey character.

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  22. Nicole says:

    I wholeheartly agree with everything Joe has said. It seems someone wanted to erase the DiMera Family methodically one by one. Stefano is the patriarch of the DiMera family and writing him off – well killing him off would be his “Swan Song”. They destroyed his relationship with his son EJ, his daughter Lexie, his wife Kate. His “supposed son” Chad never wanted anything to do with him either. What was left? The man had no family? DAYS erased them all. I was extremely upset with the way DAYS treated this man who has worked so hard and dedictated so many years playing Stefano DiMera better then anyone EVER could. DAYS definitely needs a “villian” and if Joe wants to go on playing Stefano for a few more years they should be so happy with that. After he is gone there will never be another like him. I can only hope and pray that DAYS is “fixing this” right now and Joe is back again filming with his entire DiMera family!

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  23. Trinity says:

    I totally agree with Joe. Days began on the right track with the Dimera family, Stefano, E.j, Kate and Nicole. There was a lot of potential for strong stories as they fought against Salem’s perfects. They have destroyed what made them work, their commitment to each other. Now each member are written horrible.

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    Lucy replied

    I disagree their dynamics; the bad against the good people of Salem was boring and played out..however Stefano will come back which is a good thing and a new villain should be here to go toe to toe with him.

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    Sara replied

    Sami was is and always will be the perfect mate for Ej : a grey couple Nicole is not needed, and ratings did prove it.
    The bad versus good storytelling is corny and boring, people are not interested anymore by that except maybe you Trinity, time to move on complex grey characters is where is that.

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  24. Cindy says:

    I agree with EVERYTHING that Joe said. Stupid writers. Hopefully, the new (old) writers, can fix all this crap.

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    Realitycheck replied

    THE NEW OLD WRITERS ARE FAR WORSE !

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  25. Sandra says:

    I agree with almost everything Joe said. I hate how everyone is out to kill Stefano and how he is to blame for every single thing that happened.

    Stefano wouldn’t abbandon EJ like that. Joe’s right. Stefano was always about family and he cared for Kristen, Peter and Tony and they weren’t his bio kids either. So why would he turn his back on EJ? It doesn’t make the slightest bit of sense. I also adore Stefano and Lexie’s complicated relationship. They have had many ups & downs but in the end it’s clear they love eachother and I really dislike how they made Stefano to blame for Lexie’s illness. It’s too much, really. And now they are killing him off before he can say his final goodbye to Lexie? It’s SO wrong! I feel really bad for Joe and Renee.

    I know that Joe likes Stefano’s marriage to Kate but i was never a big fan of State. I do agree that the break up happened way too fast and it came out of the blue. So i understand his anger on the matter.

    I certainly hope the Phoenix will rise again! I love Joe/Stefano! This can’t be his final departure. His character deserves a way better exit!

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    Realitycheck replied

    it is not too much actually where the gas stories was played in 2007 Stefano was involved and responsible so for once they just follow the initial writing, sadly Lexie fate is Stefano’s fault.

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    Sandra replied

    I’m just saying it was unnecessary to have the toxic gas in the tunnel be the cause of Lexie’s brain tumor. Alot of people die from a brain tumor without knowing the real cause. The writers just had to blame Stefano for everything so they could get rid off the character. It’s as simple as that.

    And as far as i can remember Stefano didn’t know Lexie was locked up in that tunnel. It was Andre who put her there. He wouldn’t have allowed Andre to do that, but he did bring Andre to Salem so if anything he’s indirectly responsible for Lexie’s condition. Ofcourse he’ll have to live with it.

    Realitycheck replied

    Andre was Stefano’s soldier, Stefano was the mastermind he knew everything !

  26. JamesRox says:

    Joe Mascolo is a wonderful performer whose character Stefano Dimera is an absolute delight.

    It is hard to envision fictional Salem without Stefano outwitting the good guys and making DAYS’s audience smile in the process.

    May the Phoenix of daytime continue to rise for as long as there is sand in that hourglass.

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  27. AlistairCrane says:

    The writers did a good job of making Stefano a scary and threatening villain again. He hasn’t been that way since 1997! He’s always at his best when he’s terrifying. That being said, undoing EJ as Stefano’s son was a huge mistake, and the break-up of Kate and Stefano was unnecessary. Can’t wait for the Phoenix to rise from the ashes!

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  28. Bobbi says:

    Yes to EJ not being Stefano’s son because I want EJ to grow up and stop being Stefano’s lapdog and fall guy for the evil Stefano does.
    ‘But that does not mean I want him to be anyone else fall guy and lapdog.

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    Fiona replied

    AGREE, Ej being a mini one-note Stefano is pathetic and not interesting at all, we have ONE Stefano no need for another, Ej has to be grey.

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  29. kathryn says:

    I been saying this for awhile..Mar/Dar totally went out of their way to distroy, dismantle,errase all that was DeMira…I mean it was down right obvious when Mar/Dar took over they said then they were tired of the bad guys always winning and that will change boy they weren’t kidding they totally and completely wiped them off the map of Salem…. I hear Tomlin already ask Joe to return so they can restore the DeMira family,, that includes Kate and EJ being his son…so all we have to do is watch painfully for 2 more months before Tomlin starte to fix this mess..he has his work cut out since the recent pic of the week of June 11 has stafno in a open casket at his wake????? like I said Tomlin has his work cut out for him

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    Fiona replied

    Tomlin make bad bad bad storyline, totally boring and cliche, it will not get better Stefano or not.

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  30. Blake says:

    I TOTALLY agree with Joe about everything he said! It was stupid to have EJ and Stefano not son and father, it was stupid to break up Stefano and Kate, and it was stupid to have him blamed for Lexie’s illness. Stupid, stupid, stupid!

    I defended these writers when they were fired but now I’m glad they’ll be gone! The only thing they did right of all the stories is Will’s story, and his scenes with marlena and Sami.

    Hopefully Lorraine and the new team will fix these errors!

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    Realitycheck replied

    Stefano has always been responsible of Lexie’s illness, they did not make anything !!!

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    Blake replied

    You mean the illness that just came up a few months ago? You make it sound like she’s had it for years.

    Plus even the actors don’t understand that.

    Realitycheck replied

    no i am talking about her being kidnappened and hiden on the gas tunnels for MONTHS !

  31. fanny says:

    I agree with most of Joe Mascolo’s comments.

    But, the fact that he is indirectly responsible for Lexie’s illness: to me is karma. What goes around, comes around. For so many years, he has destroyed the lives of the Brady family, the Black family and what about André, Tony, and the list goes on…So it is poetic justice that he should pay in a most painful way: the death of his own daughter.

    What I do not like though, is the break-up with Kate. That was unnecessary! I loved them together. I also do not like the fact that E.J. is not his son. If the writers wanted to undo a family connection, they should have changed John & Stefano’s relationship as brothers, because it is never mentioned, anyways.

    And one more thing: BRING BACK EILEEN DAVIDSON!

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  32. ricardo says:

    i love joseph mascolo as stefano dimera. but they ruined his character. the writers don’t know what they are doing. mark my words stefano will be back. for now we need a break from stefano dimera. stefano needs to pay for his crimes. stefano always gets away with everything. enough is enough.

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  33. lisa says:

    I agree with most of what Joe said. It was stupid for the writers to play with EJ’s paternity and make him not Stefano’s son. I believe the writers wanted to make Ian the new Stefano, and make him a Dimera and EJ’s father, given that Ian was these writer’s creation and baby. I think they were going to do yet another big reveal for shock value as opposed to writing a good well developed story about family dynamics. Now they’ve fired the actor that plays Ian, so all of that storyline and what they have put the audience through was for nothing. Why couldn’t they have just made Ian come on as Stafano’s brother and EJ’s uncle from the get go and no big drama around it. He could have started off as the “good” brother like Abel/Cain and slowly develop into full blown “Cain” wanting everything Stefano had, including Kate, Dimera Enterprises etc. They could have also brought in Madison as Ian adopted daughter rather than wife, so she could have still been with Brady but would be an adversary for Kate because she would assume Kate was playing her dad (Ian) and her uncle Stefano. They could have continued their competition for Mad World v. Countess W. And still have Mad World partially owned by Victor to tie him into the storylines and feuds. Sarah Brown is an amazing actress but wasn’t used properly. Both her and Ian could have been great Dimera villian/sometimes “good guys”, since this show lacks villians. Also, the more character dynamics and layers in a storyline the better it usually is, but Days writers don’t know how to write good story. They poorly plan and execute stories and then fire actors because they don’t generate enough buzz for these badly written stories. The writers, producers and Network reps are basically digging a hole for Days at this point. So sad…I miss the Days that had supercouples, love, family, romance and adventure…

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  34. kathryn says:

    I love Stefano. Please bring him back to the show. I agreed with everything Joe Mascolo said. I’ve been watching the show since 1991. Big fan of Joe Mascolo.
    Hope Stfano will be back soon.

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  35. Realitycheck says:

    Some commentaries are really silly, Sami Brady is one the most iconic and complex characters still on this soap, no need to blame her when she has nothing but really nothing to do with this.
    Stefano has always been responsible of Lexie’s illness (this story was written in 2007 and he was already responsible) he disowned his children time and time again, let them rot as slave, in jail or in a island ect..
    His pairing with Kate became stale and boring it needed movement, moreover seing Kate as some lapdog with a guy who blackmailed her, tried to kill her children, pimped her ect..was a bit much..and finally he will come back as usual..the only thing to change is to make him more complex and not always the big bad wolf behind everything bad happening to the goodie goodie..IT IS BORING

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  36. Tom says:

    I think the writers have lost their minds; I love Joe Mascolo! I am growing tired of the storylines on Days and have watched since I was a kid

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  37. dionne says:

    Days should hire back Kola Boof!!! She has a freaking “bible” of the soap already written. They stole the idea of Will becoming gay from her so why not hire her and get all of her story ideas. I’m just sayin.

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  38. Patrick says:

    DOOL, without Alice Horton… is DAYS without STEFANO… LEGEND. Contrasting Energies. The “Good” and the “Bad”. The Hortons, Bradys, and the Dimera’s. Nuff Said… Joe Mascolo… “God”, the “Phoenix”, “Satan”. Shakespeare. A tour de fource JUGGERNAUT. daytimes FINEST. it’s maddening… Sad… Anxious Times. I marvel, the talent, we’ve witnessed… Stefano, is one of those actors, we shouldn’t do without. He defines Serials. soaps are an outlet… an escape… A voyeuristic flight. 5 days a week… without fail… whether you wanted it or not. Who’s knocking at the door?

    the first thing that came to mind… when he left the last time.. and/or was let go… he went to the bold and the beautiful…. DAYS had a gaping hole…. if i recall correctly… and thankfully, they brought Victor… to the forefront… Stefano and Victor… John and Bo.. fighting for all of Salem… these two men(s)… were allies, opponents, and adversaries… Vital to the livelihood of all things good and machinations that prevailed.

    the fallout this time around… may be too huge.. for the future of DAYS… if in fact they are the 1 soap that tapes 3 months in advance.. and the others 6 weeks.. i posted… at least the other soaps can emergency and fix story, without dumbing down… what once was.. and we remain faithful… regardless of the fallout.. of TPTB.

    what i am still confounded about.. is how “writers” switch from one soap to the other… given the long history.. of our soaps… and what actors they are working with… can’t FIX the formula that has been the same from the start… OK.. i’m reaching here.. for clarity.. I don’t think we as fans.. who’ve been with the same shows.. are that much changed?

    DAYS lost the spirit.. of Alice Horton… we have Marlena, Maggie, Hope… Melanie…
    EJ is compelling… Victor.. when forced his hand… strikes… heck.. Nicole is a force.

    it’s difficult.. watching the canvas of actors… knowing… who’s leaving… Jack, Madison, Carrie, Austin, Melanie, Ian, Stefano…. The fallout, recouping…

    Keeping the faith… I’m in the front row. or cheering old faithful. Dag… the comeraderie.. with other fans.. is commiserating.. yearning for what we know. the history of soap.

    i’m not letting go… LOL… it’s like an inside joke… how adament… we CARE. Lives are at stake.

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  39. Patrick says:

    Patrick replied May 30th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Thank You…. Intriguing writing. your words… “the hourglass isn’t going to trickle down forever….” Enliven us back… to the Tom and Alice Horton spirit.

    My take on Stefano… i want him to stay on DAYS… COULD THIS BE… THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY… for a new reign… a new helm… taking command of the Dimera Enterprise… ALA… Eileen Davidson! Returning as KRISTEN?!?!

    TO Perfect this juggernaut powerhouse…. bring back jason brooks as Peter… flirtatious, simmering sensuality… for Jenn! remember those days?

    Kristen as an adversarie, even ally, for Salem.. and vying for John’s affections… would definately give us Marlena… her passion back. her fight. her best foot forward celebrating her woman.

    i’m sorry if they’re quashing the will story line so quick. i was hoping for more fallout, drama, gut wrenching, story from lucas and sammi… like your idea of sammi being a homophobe.. as it happens. it would fit her character.. as it is all about her. it would be perfect story for will to cope with.. and still have his grandma marlena to help him through this coming out. Acceptance, tolerance, avoidance, bullying… should be told and shared.. these are adept.. quality.. actors helming the possibilities for more must see serial.

    i definately share your take on Carrie and Austin… i do like the Carrie and Rafe story.. yes, rafe’s acting is suspect.. he’s hired for his looks… HOWEVER, I REALLY BELIEVE CARRIE AND RAFE TOGETHER… And agree with your take… that Austin is good acting as the beleagured.. i love you stance… it’s all he knows is carrie… his near desperation.. and or anxious… pleading.

    lastly, for Billie… OK.. i’ve already posted this… she was only really good with Robert Kelker-Kelly… what’s the possibility of him returning… “wishful”.

    i wish maggie hadn’t gotten married so quickly to victor.. although, they’re good together… remember when she was on the skids, walkiing that fine line.. when mickie died.. she was going to start drinking… ? i give kudos to suzanne rogers for helming salem and keepin the horton family alive.. ala the departed alice horton. she’d stare at the bottle and her hands would start shaking… let’s have some of that.. i really liked her scenes with melanie, her granddaughter.. another horton sibling.

    just sharing… and championing DOOL.

    05/31/12 I’m reposting…. I’m “pressing” for DAYS.

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    NeeNee replied

    Peter returning with “simmering sensuality” for Jenn . . .

    Don’t think that will ever happen. As I recall, the actor who played Peter and Melissa Reeves had a real-life steamy affair. And she almost lost her marriage over it. But she & husband Scott Reeves worked through it, with the Jennifer character just disappearing off the canvas for many years. In addition, didn’t the Peter character die??

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    Patrick replied

    I know… thankfully, Melissa and Scott… worked thru this trying time in their past. it’s definately wishful thinking… all things considered.. these two worked great story… Stefano’s son and Grans grandaughter.. Peter Blake and Jennifer Horton… The Spawn/pawn of stefano ala Jason Brooks.. and Closer to Gran in Salem true Heroine Jennifer. According to Soap central… the story with Peter ended with him in jail… Stefano “gave” him a cure for his jungle madness… as stefano waned his way out of this and in salems’ good graces as an upstanding citizen… thereby… peter “paying” for stefano’s machinations… just like Kristen is wallowing her time… ie: in some harem in the far east? in some fortress.?
    Since Jenn bumped back in to town… sorry about jack… and her romance with Daniel fizzled… it sounded so right that bringing peter back would re-ignite the Dimera Fortress. would they do this.(rehire jason brooks-anyway).. to reinvigorate DAYS? i wish.

    NeeNee replied

    Yeah, Patrick now I recall the “jungle madness” thing. Maybe this whole bring-back-Peter-and-Kristin thing could happen . . . IF they use a different actor for Peter (that would take away the awkward factor for Melissa Reeves). I am betting there has been some kind of contact between Corday & Eileen Davidson. Her various personalities of Kristin/Susan/and others were just a hoot! My husband still laughs about the faux wedding between Susan & John Black when Susan’s fake teeth flew into Vivian’s martini glass!!!!

    Patrick replied

    NeeNee… i’m so glad.. we can You-Tube… said… episodes… That is the all time ultimate scenery… john and kristen/Susan’s Wedding… LOL… i’m laughing just thinking about the same episode.

    as for a recast of Peter blake… i, for the heck of it.. said… Vincent Irizarry… ie: dr. david hayward… wouldn’t he be great as a son to Stefano? and his talented acting with both eileen davidson and Joe Mascolo… course, i got stomped on… as Dr. david.. is Mr. AMC. how about robert kelker kelly? the former Bo… so Billie can have some one…. to par with…. heck… please, sony/days re-hire peter reckell… if not… RKK as Bo… for Hope. i’m reaching.. when i think about former cast members.. but, it’s just how good DOOL once was… and still is… this week, blew me away… what with Will/Sammi scenes, and Lexie saying goodbye to the veterans and her 20 plus years on daytime. I hope this is just a summer time vacation… ala: who shot jr/The Man Stefano.

  40. Patrick says:

    Patrick replied May 30th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    do you remember, when Laura and Bill came home for Grans funeral? Bill and Kate fell outa the tv. they were so real. they need to bring jenns mom Laura and Bill Horton back… this would be a great dynamic and trio to mix in with the veterans. Kate/Laura/Bill… with Stefano fighting back….. whilst Kristen (i hope) helms the Dimera Empire. teasing John and Marlena. top this all off with Peter Blake and Jennifer Horton. Toast to the hour glass.

    Repeating myself… this is still my favorite IDEAL.

    my other two…. bring back FAY for Nicole and Abe.
    how about robert kelker kelly for Billie… and/or did anyone else notice the spark and chemistry with Billie and Shane? OK.. i love patsy pease…

    lastly… for now… how about Kayla back in the hosp? since Dr. Manning and Lexie are MIA. She’d be good with Daniel…. yeah?

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    Javen replied

    Good idea! Kayla with Daniel . They are not using Kayla now and that is silly as she is great. Javen

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  41. Patrick says:

    Patrick replied May 30th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Remember Jenn’s Mother… Dr. Laura…. LOL… she was pure camp.. classic Serial…. Miss Egg Shells. Jenn was just beside herself. Fragile neurotic.. there were many flights Laura had left in her..

    Didn’t Laura look good with Bill! i thought so… when they returned forn Grans’ funteral. I also liked the chemistry with Bill and Kate. this would really rock Dr. Laura’s Boat.

    OK… i’m gushing… pulling out all the stops… Heed my vested Interest.

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    Julia replied

    What are you talking about ?!! Sami should be the last one to be an homophobe, it doesn’t fit at all with her character !! Sami was an underdog who suffered of lack of self-esteem, insecurity actually she would totally get the underdog status of somebody young who is afraid of coming out !! On the other hand Lucas being the homophobe would have made a great story, it would fit his character and finally give him a story otherwise he is useless and boring.
    As for Nicole she is not a force at all, where did you see that ? She has no ties on the canvas and no real deep even her stories are some former Sami’s stories it is pathetic.

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    Patrick replied

    I was agreeing with another poster, fan, who suggested this ideal… about giving Sammi new meaty material to work with. Sammi’s drive… ala her insecurity…is another dimension. Sammi has a GAY son.. that should be plenty for Sammi to work with. Let’s see SAMMI TAKE A STAND. AN ADULT with INTELLIGENCE.. step outside herself… and BOND with WILL. another fan, stated, aside from the “downfall” of DAYs as of late… the Will/marlena story has been the BEST. I AGREE. kudos to these two… WILL AND MARLENA ARE GIVING US PURE EMMY CALIBUR PERFORMANCES. As, fans, of the show… we simply wanted more gut-wrenching drama with the whole family… fallout with Sammi and Will… wouldn’t you not agree days is the sammi show? she’s the force that could carry another trait.. albeit questionable… and come out herself… as a herione for WILL. however, long, the two take with this flight… we know they’ll bond in the long run. As for Lucas, why not have Dad the accepting one? he hasn’t been on the canvas that long… THIS IS A STORY THAT NEEDS TO BE TOLD… and these actors are adept, up to th challenge with the hit story this is, FOR MORE POTENTIAL STORY… without dropping the ball. going back-burner.

    As for NICOLE… I made the inference… that she’s one of Salem’s bad girls… i wish she had more ties to the canvas and Salem… please DAYS… Bring back her mother FAY – for a love interest for Abe. i said, that collectively, Sammi, please keep Carrie.. and Nicole… are the trio that binds DAYS cast… and these three are the “heart” of DAYS. Nicole is one of the best actresses out their… outside of knowing how to write for Sammi… the writers at DAYS are missing the mark what drives DAYS…

    Patrick replied

    i kinda see this as a catalyst… a full circle, if you will… in Sammi and Will… Lucas, readily admitted he wasn’t around for so many years… and is re-learning how to be a father.. you have Sammi and her oldest son… parenting with his siblings… and side by side, through the years.. distant, moreso… watching Sammi’s relationship(s) fallout, one after another… No stable influences… or father figure(s). it’s just time for Sammi, to pay attention and focus on her son. She has support from Lucas… the three of them will find their way back to each other. it’s a burgeoning… clean slate. Adulthood.. Empowerment for Sammi to heal old hurts… past mistakes… and Bond with her child.

    Julia replied

    And Lucas will remain a useless sidekick to Sami (or Kate) not a real character..not good for the Lucas character imo..

    Vickie replied

    They already rocked Laura’s boat years ago. Lucas is Bill Horton’s son.

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    Patrick replied

    I think it would be FUN… to have Laura and Bill; (jamie Lynn Bauer & John Martin) back… to bring the Hortons Back while we stew over Stefano and his family’s return… (ALA Kristen Davidson and wishful Jason Brooks). Jenn needs her mother.. ala alice hortons family… and Lucas father… for Kate… this triangle… would smolder… till the Phoenix’ return… off all of Stefano’s dalliances… Kate is his best “bet”. it would be a treat to see Laura and Maggie helming the Horton clan… with Jenn/Bill/Lucas – kate… a stronghold.. a comaraderie.. then the DiMera’s force in to town.

  42. SZima says:

    I, too, recently started watching DOOL after OLTL was cancelled, so I’ve not got the years of history with this show that many of you have.

    That being said, I am glad that this character is being written off. I haven’t seen anything in the months I’ve been watching that would make him a character I would “love to hate”…I just “hate.” I’ve FF’d through the majority of his scenes except for most with EJ. Maybe that’s because EJ IS a character I can “love to hate.”

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  43. Maria says:

    I can’t stand what they have done to Days. First they bring back my beloved Jack, played wonderfully by Matt Ashford, I got used to him being back and now they are going to write him off. What they have done to the Stephano character is appalling and after watching the show since 1976 I think I’m ready to give it up. Why have that Gabi character become a psycho chasing a man who is in love with another woman, who cares about Gaby, I have no time invested in her and if she left I would not miss her. Don’t fire Matt or Joe, give them good sl and keep them in Salem where they belong. Renee Jones and James Scott along with Joe has done a marveloous job with Lexie dying, but why was it made to be Steffie’s fault. Give me a break, EJ, not being Stephano’s son is just right down stupid. Time to change my channel. UGH!

    Maria

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    Julia replied

    Because it was his fault, look back to 2007 you will see that Stefano is the one responsible of Lexie trip on the gas tunnels, they did not rewrite the story this time, it is a good move.

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  44. Dmitri says:

    Stefano needs to stop being so bad…the ISA thing is gettting really old. But I will miss seeing Joe on screen. , or leave

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    Dmitri replied

    I meant to say that Stefano needs to stop being bad or leave

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    Margot replied

    OH please it is the essence of the character, without the bad side he is useless..just watch Victor Kiriakis..he is a pathetic bore right now and has no storylines..you really want that for Stefano ?!

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    Dmitri replied

    Yes. Victor is not boring. Maggie just found out the truth. Now THAT is interesting, not some ISA crap where Stefano is never punished. Why would anyone want to see the same old storylines where Stefano tries to ruin someone’s life, the cops try to get him, he escapes, and then he just does it all over again? Victor is not boring; he just doesn’t have much screentime because stupid Stefano and ISA took over the show!

    Javen replied

    You are right, Margot. Victor has become mundane but the writers can change that. Love Maggie but victor needs to get his “manhood” back. He and Stefano are important for days. We can’t have a show with only “good” people. Javen

  45. Jae says:

    Joe Mascolo needs to be on DOOL… it won’t be the same w/out him… they’re a team.
    I hope Days rethinks this bad move…

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    kathy replied

    I believe they already have when Tomlin took over the reigns ..that was the first thing he done was to bring back Joe..I believe he’ll be back just in time for the son Ian McAllister makes his departure so I he be back July Cliffhanger..

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  46. Beth says:

    NO! I don’t agree with any of it. They should never have broken Stefano & Kate up, nor should they have created the stupid story line that now all of a sudden EJ is not his son. I will no longer watch Days without Stefano (Joe). He is and was the best part of the show and one of the major reasons why I watched. I will look at another show to watch as it won’t be Days now that he’s gone.

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    kathy replied

    My motto if Joe is not on I am not there..last day for me will be 6/13 when we see the last of Joe Mascolo (Stefano) but don’t worry we only I hope have only a no joe siting until August and he’ll be back repairing his family

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    kathy replied

    Don’t worry…SOD hinted in 2 magazines that the Phoenix will rise again..he is already in future story plots..I believe Tomlin frst Job task was to ask Joe to return after the terrible treatment he suffered under Mar/Dar…He will be back problerly just to kick McAllister butt to the curb and take his family back..hints of the week of 6/18 spoilers Has hinted that Stefano “death” is not what it seems a his daughter dis in other wrods his death didn’t take

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  47. Beverly says:

    Why????????????? Kill Stefano,???? Bad Idea!!!!! E.J. not Stefano’s son… That was not a good move….. I loved Stefano and all his evil doings….. He loved his family…. Oh how much he loves Lexi, what a shame she is leaving.
    Kate and Stefano was such a great match, now that marriage is over too…
    What a shame….
    I always loved watching Day’s… I hope the show can still remain interesting to watch….

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    Patrick replied

    I finally caught up… thru wedneday. after seeing Lexie… break down… i could actually.. see, her, possibly doing the evil deed of comeuppance for Salem. FOR THE LOVE OF THEO… MISSING OUT… i broke with her.. when she was hugging Abe… saying… “she’s not ready”.

    i hope, as most want… that it’s a who shot JR? – Phoenix rising, Summer Break for Mascolo… as they create Mystery… intrigue… Build up… for Stefano… having Kristen.. helming the Dimera Empire… Reaks… Drama.

    Lexie asked EJ.. why no DNA testing? EJ said…”fathers’ already convinced”… ???

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  48. Liberty S says:

    I understand that Joseph Mascolo is 83 years young and he has truly perfected the Stefano Dimera character. Frankly, I can’t see Days surviving without the character. Yes, he’s been gone for small stints before but he always returns. As for the writing I have to agree that EJ not being his son was a ludicrous move. To add injury to insult, we have no clue who his biological father really is (John Black ?) He will be sorely missed as he really is a central character to the entire soap. Why split up his marriage to Kate, let her sleep with Ian and then fire Ian from the show? There are so many other actors who could have been let go – the Gabi character, we don’t need. With Stefano dead and Melanie (Molly Brown) leaving, why do we need Chad? With Sarah Brown leaving (Madison) what will become of Brady Black? It’s just too many loose ends.

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    Margot replied

    the one we don’t need is Rafe the faux-hero and his dull family. End of story.

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  49. Steve says:

    I have been watching DOOL for almost forty years and the current story line involving Stefano has been pathetic. The show needs the continuity between Stefano and E.J.
    They also did not need to tie Stefano to Lexie’s demise. He has always been a loving and faithful parent. I just wish the writers would stop making so many stupid character changes. There was never a need for Ian, or Carrie and Austin. Madison should have been developed better. The people who run DOOL should realize that changes for only making a change is not always a good thing.
    Sure hope Stefano comes back and that E.J. really is his son.

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    Margot replied

    It is untrue ; he has not always been a ‘loving and faithful parent’ you are kidding i hope, he spend all his time blackmailing Ej for one reason or another, not long time ago he let him mourn a child who was not his for pete’s sake !

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    Steve G. replied

    Right and the Brady family is perfect. They don’t follow the law at all, their kids are never around. Bo’s daughter kills his son. Bo cheats on his wife and Hope has done the same (Mimi’s brother). Marlena has shot Stefano and then put him in a coma, while Roman looked the other way. I much rather be in Stefano’s family. By the way, remember when Hope gutted Bart for a key??

  50. Steve says:

    By the way. Why was the fact that Stefano and John being half brothers developed at all. No mention of it at all.

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    kathy replied

    fired writers desolved that family reunion dispite Joe personally going to them and reminded them that John is his Brother. it’s .unknown if Tomlin will DeMirize John as Stefano brother again

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  51. Sassybanjo says:

    I have watched Days for years. I remember Stefano walking into a cave right before it blow up. For many years, everyone thought he was dead. I was very disappointed that the writers brought him back from the dead. It wasn’t as implausible as Marlena being Satan himself. There have been a lot of wacky storylines from DOOL writers, and this one doesn’t surprise. It will not be a shock for me if he shows up again, because I expect it. The characters on this soap never leave for good, unless they die for real, like Macdonald Carey and Frances Reid (Tom and Alice Horton).

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  52. sue says:

    we love joe!

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  53. Javen says:

    Days will be over if Stefano is gone. Put Stefano back with Kate as they make a beautiful couple and reinstate EJ as his son and make any other changes you want but let the DiMeras continue. They are the most exciting and sophisticated and well dressed and eccentric. It would be super exciting if Tony could reappear and if Lexi would decide to stay. Let Lexi join in the family business. That would be exciting. Tony was always interesting and he has been missed. Again, the DiMeras are useful for the show. They give it a twist and zest and we need that. Days will be “such a fool”as Stefano would say if he is gone for good. I for one will not be able to continue watching the show which I have for a very long time. I’m counting on you , Days writers to spruce this up. Let Stefano have his opera, his smoking jacket and his Strega . And let us viewers have Stefano. Javen

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    Patrick replied

    Well said… “The DiMera’s”. Eccentric, Sophisticated… Stefano, and his Opera! Pondering the fait “Accompli” of Salemites. His “pawns”… Chess game and match… The DiMera Intrigue… escalates DAYS.

    Kate/EJ/Lexie/Kristen/Peter… Tony/Anna. All brought highbrow… class act to DAYS.

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    kathy replied

    All I can add to that is BRAVO !!!!BRAVO !!! well said don’t worry he’ll be back

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    barbara t replied

    javen, This is for your june 9 , 8:12 am, I agree, and every soap should have a bad guy or the soaps would be boring. I would like to see more Victor and Maggie time, seems they haven’t been on in a while, They are mad at each other well Maggie is mad at Victor can’t blame her, but how long before we see them again?

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  54. Becky says:

    Please bring Stefano back soon. The show not the same without Stefano is best guy, and does real love his family. PLEASE BRING BACK! I have watching this show since i was little girl and i’m 32 years old, and never the same without Stefano. I’m big Stefano fan <3

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    Margot replied

    He loves above all controlling his family and has sometimes a twisted love for them.

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    Becky replied

    I know he has twisted way about the way loves his family but i have say that better than dead beat dad.

    kathy replied

    He’ll be back….. there is a hint in 6/18 #1 Stefano is unable to be there for Lexie final moments and #2 Lexie (rennee Jones) character will die however All is not what they appear in the “death” of one Stefano DeMira well see if these spoilers pan out

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    Becky replied

    I really hope theses spoilers play out. The show real need Stefano. Where did you see these spoilers ?

  55. karen says:

    I think it is a mistake with all the changes they made. The writers forgot that John is Stephano’s half brother, and EJ is his nephew. They are not keeping true to the past. Stephano’s father is John’s father and John’s mother is Shawn Brady’s sister. Don’t they remember the whole Ireland thing, where John met his mother before she dies and he knows where he came from?Also that would make John Lexi’s Uncle. No one is mentioning this fact, that John and Stephano are half brothers. I also think that Lexi shot him, being she is dying(bad plot), just replace her, and wanted to free her friends from him. Another senario is that Ian did it, OR Tony is not dead or Anna did it. She hated him for her husbands death. to me it looked like a woman’s hand. The new writers are making a big mistake not keeping to the history of the show. I have been watching for 38 years. Don’t want the show to be cancelled. Wake up DAYS!

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  56. karen says:

    I wanted to mention that Stephano would not have disowned EJ for not being his true son, he had 2 other children he adopted, one is in jail and the other was sent to another country somewhere. Writers get it together!

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    karen replied

    Please DONOT let JACK GO!!!! I waited so long for him to come back, and you awful writers send him packing again!!! Fans are going to be disgusted and not watch anymore. KEEP JACK!!

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    Margot replied

    and yep you prove the point he doesn’t care about these ‘adopted’ children; they are stuck in jail or in another country as a slave..Stefano is a great character but he is not ‘nice’ to his children and family AT ALL !
    As for the Ej is not blood, it is quite contrived but still Steffi always made a great deal about ‘blood’ it is why he wanted so much Johnny and Sydney under his control for a long time, and right now he was distraught so he rejected Ej..it was great character driven development for once.

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  57. Paki Boles says:

    I absolutely love Stefano and Joe! He is awesome. I have watched him since I was a kid and he is awesome. I have missed his scary laugh. They have not had him do that for far too many years now. I would have loved one last laugh from him! I do hope the Phoenix rises again. I have to say the writing of this has been well done and all makes sense to how the characters would act. I’m assuming EJ is Stefano’s brother’s son and that is why he cannot be close to him anymore. Probably Ian is his brother.
    I totally agree with hating the show being the Sami Brady show. At least when it is, I can get thru the show quickly cause I fast forward. I have never liked her character. The acting is just that ACTING and too over the top. Not natural at all. But of course she will always be there. THey only lose the good actors. Sorry just my opinion.

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    Helen replied

    IT IS NOT THE SAMI BRADY SHOW, she has less screentime than many others, stop this !! It makes me mad because it is untrue ! And why comparing Stefano to Sami, it is irrelevant to make any type of comparisons..pathetic com..

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    kathy replied

    SOD hinted in 2 issues that Stefano has already is in future story plots and that Stefano leaves Salem again…but insider says he will return
    also there is a spoiler out there that the week of 6/18 Stefano “death” is not what it seems..so this could be some tinkering Tomlin said he was doing to undo some things that was to come

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  58. Nyla says:

    I love Joe Mascolo. I hope Stephano isn’t gone for good. But I’m sure glad those old writers are! I hope the new people clean up his storyline and give him back his family. He always loved his family and they were his first priority, blood or no blood. The old writers acted like we are just supposed to accept the bad story telling and be forgetful regarding the past. Its almost like they wanted the show to fail. Good riddance to them.

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    jill replied

    The ‘new’ writers are the old and they did worse to the Stefano character (and i don’t even talk about Ej..) than these last writers..i will laugh when you will complain in few months..

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  59. Mel D says:

    Shame on days for firing the most lovable villain , I love joe mascolo as stefeno and Also why in gods name make ej not his son and blaming stefeno for everything gone wrong pathetic, love stefeno and Kate relationship everything I loved about this family is gone I hope this will get fixed and ej still be a Dimera

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  60. talia says:

    I have been watching every single episode for over 25 years and I think this is Absolutely ridiculous!! Stefano is the best part of that show!! In my opinion, the show is going to be extremely boring now and the undoing of the relationship between Stefano and Elvis was a horrible mistake. Did they allow James E Riley to write for the show again or what because I can’t imagine anyone else writing such garbage!!

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    kathy replied

    I totally agree when Stefano is around everyone has something to do….now they have nothing Billie where is Billie..Marlena and John will have nothing to do to keep them busy etc. etc. lol don’t worry he’ll be back .maybe just in time to excort Ian one way or another out of Salem..Ian Buchanan last air date is sometime late August said to have finish taping Stefano should be back befoe then

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  61. vicky says:

    Its really sad to see Stefano “murdered”. He was by far the best daytime villan. The show won’t be the same without him. We can only hope that the writers will let the “Pheonix” rise again.

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    kathy replied

    Don’t worry I hear the first thing Tomlin did when he took over the reigns at Days was to get Joe Mascolo to come back..I bet that was the hardest thing to do…returning him from the grave a piece of Cake

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  62. Debbie says:

    I want them to bring back Stefano. EJ will be his son and it will all have been part of a plot by Stefano to test EJ. Kate can get back to Stefano. He was protecting her by sending her away. Ian can be the shooter as he is leaving anyway. As for Lexi dying, yes having Stefano hurt due to his crimes is an ok storyline. He is the Phoenix and can’t be touched so a little pay back is necessary. He hurt when Tony died too. But I love love love Joe Mascolo and without Stefano the show is not the same.

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  63. Cher says:

    Yes, If I did not love the soap, when they took things in the direction of Stefano being responsible. for Lexie dying, I would take a break from watching it. I also do not like that the writers had him turn on his son. That was unnecessary. I liked the soft side of him, when it came to Kate and his children and grandchildren. It showed, he did have a heart for his family, despite the people he terrorized and attempted to murder in Salem .

    If the writers bring him back, I hope he is totally reformed, and stops his reign of terror, once and for all.

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    jill replied

    Stefano was ALWAYS responsible of Lexie’s illness, there is no ‘took thing in the direction’ it fits the original story FOR ONCE !

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    jill replied

    If he is ‘reformed’ he will not be Stefano Dimera anymore..it will be a nightmare and the show will be cancelled asap, mark my works.

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  64. Linda W Reno, NV says:

    Breaking up Stefano and Kate was stupid. Making EJ not his son is stupid. Killing someone with witnesses proving he’s dead and then bringing him back to life (again ad nauseaum) is stupid.

    While we are on the subject the tiff with Victor and Maggie is stupid. Drugging Brady is stupid, The whole Will/EJ thing is stupid. Sammy’s insane vendetta against her mother is beyond stupid, and boring. Kayla and Steve splitting is stupid. Bo and Hope not being married is stupid, John and Marlena not being married is stupid. Get rid of Rafe’s sister, she’s sickening, Chad needs to grow up and comb his hair, EJ needs to quit calling Nicole names and he needs to grow up as well. Ian is totally nauseating and makes your skin crawl he’s a total creep. Sammy doesn’t have the brains to run a company she’s never done anything in her life but whine and stab people in the back and lie. Kate needs to cut her bangs and get the hair out of her eyes it looks stupid and she needs to remember she is as much of a slime ball, a liar, a backstabbing attempted murderess as anyone she points a finger at. And DOOL needs to get the families bloodlines straightened out, if they can’t remember them, I can and so can millions of fans. Get writers that are intelligent and stop all the stupid BS.

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    Emma replied

    Sami can totally work and run a company, at least as much as someone like Kate, she already did it in the 90′s, after that she worked with Austin, then with Ej and finally with Madison, by soaps standards therefore she can totally run a company, it is far less ridiculous than Nicole becoming a mayor PR assistant out of the blue…
    As for Ej calling Nicole names : hello she lies, schemes against him once again, actually he is too nice to her right now..seeing him wanting to be with her is pathetic and the stupid plot, he never cared before and never accepted to be deceit like that it is totally out of character and makes Ej pathetic..it is disgusting to see that.

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    kathy replied

    I believe he’ll get his family back when he returns after Ian leaves..(actor Ian Buchanan) already taped his last episode..I will not be surprise if Stefano will be the one to rid Salem of Ian ….so I say he be back in August..there is already a spoiler for the week of 6/18 that says Stefano “DEATH” is not what it appears

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  65. Linda says:

    Stefano WAS the show or what is left of it. I will not want to continue to watch the show with Sammy being the main attraction. She never gets any punishment and gets away with everything she does. For me, a long time fan, it was a bad move by the writers to have his marriage with Kate break up and EJ not being his son. They constantly jerk around Joe throughout the years and if I were him, I would never come back. He was the whole reason for the show – Stefano the’ tormenter’ of Salem. I refuse to watch anymore if they cut him off for good. Not the thing to do especially with the summer coming – the writers and producer should have increased the speed and have Stefano come up with new and clever ways to torment people. I LOVE JOE!!!! If he is gone, so am I.

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    Realitycheck replied

    Because Stefano gets any punishment and not get away with everything he does ?? Are you kidding me seriously ????!! And to compare Sami Brady to Stefano..again SERIOUSLY ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    First it is ridiculous and secondly Sami is not even the villain she was once (and when she was a villain she was an angel compare to Stefano Dimera !! come on wake up) you make a fool of yourself with posts like that..but still thanks for the laugh !

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    meary ruth rose replied

    for sure she isnt related or working with everybody

    kathy replied

    My Motto If Joe (Mascolo) is not on I am not there …or No Joe No show
    last time I be watching is 6/13 when they hae that horrible open casket Mar/Dar putting a ! point that they killed off Stefano….don’t worry all we have to do is wait till thecliffhanger ..I believe 100% he’ll pop up just intime to put the end to Ian riegn of Terror ..I read he finished up his taping this week and is proberly cleaning out his dressing room

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  66. meary ruth rose says:

    i’m sure that ali sweeney is great in real life but she can’t carry the show!! stephano seemed to hate letting e’j’ go and even worse knowing that andre locked up lexie in the tunnels was his fault. so now who’s going to be in the dimera mansion ?/chad??ya gotta be kidding! melanie’s been let go so will he be with gaby thier?/sound boring!he aint that interestin !! brad berris coming back will add some interest to the show!maybe he’s kristen’s son or peter’s? i heard that kristen’s coming back anyway! why hasn’t shse been aroun d for elvis’s marriages and her grandkids??

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    Julia replied

    She can certainly carry the show, she is one the most interesting, multi-layered character on this dying soap when the writing is decent (however with these new/old writers i am afraid they will destroy her once again..shudder..) but it is an ensemble show so she is not alone and by the way she is not the one who has the most screentime so stop targeting because of some silly, misplaced jealousy..it is pathetic.

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    meary ruth rose replied

    love ali but who wants a show that revolves around one charachter?its aruord to be canceled in the next year or so,

  67. bonnie wallace says:

    I absolutely hate that Stephano is dead!! What a rip off for us long time viewer’s. What’s a good soap opera w/o a good villian…and NO ONE will ever take Joe Mascola’s place….EVER!! I think you better fix this and fix it now Mr. Man (in my best Kathy Bates voice in the movie “MISERY”). lol. No seriously, the writer’s should find a way to turn the clock back…have Lexie’s death end up being something other than from toxic gas from the tunnel…make E.J. his son….put him and Kate back together!!! Hell, if the entire world could forgive killing off Bobby Ewing and accept bringing him back via a dream sequence…then I’m sure if the writer’s are “talented” enough they too can fix this!!! PLEASE!!

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    Liz replied

    Well on the other hand doing a ‘come back from the dead’ for Steffi (and any other character by the way) for the xxxxxxxxx times is so lazy, boring and predictable ah and ridiculous..no wonder people are not interested to watch anymore and that days, daytime soaps in general are seen as some pitiful jokes..

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    kathy replied

    I hear the first thing of business Tomlin did when he took over the writing of Days is to ask Joe Mascolo to come back I bet it washard since the terriblle treatment by the hands of Mar/Dar…..so I believe he did that so all we have to do now is wait for his return I think he’ll be back sometime after the summer games
    there is a hint 6/18 that Stefano “DEATH” is not what it seems…which meands to me his death didn’t take

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  68. Sally Dunton says:

    I think that the changes made in Stefano’s character were wrong…he was/is evil but had an innate ability to love his family. I have watched DAYS since the very first episode and having Stefano leave is a mistake. There are very few SOAPS to watch and can easily not be watched if interest is taken away. Hopefully, writers will not get so bizarre that nobody will care… will miss you Stefano..you were better than Massimo!!

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  69. SHARON says:

    LOVE STEFANO AND EJ. I WANT KATE WITH STEFANO THEY ARE TWO OF A KIND AND HOPEFULLY THEY MADE A MISTAKE AND EJ IS HIS SON. THEY ARE GREAT TOGETHER. RAFE IS ALSO GREAT. PLEASE BRING STEFANO BACK AND MAKE EJ HIS SON. WITHOUT STEFANO THE SHOW IS BLAH. ALSO LIKE TO SEE MORE OF VICTOR AND MAGGIE

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    kathy replied

    Don’t worry all will be well with Joe Mascolo (stefano) and his family real soon

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    barbara t replied

    Hope so.

  70. alyce douglas says:

    I think its really unfortunate how the writers are ruining this show, the turn of events getting rid of stefano is very unfair what about the story of the coin??? or Lexie’s demise and who is really Ej’s father, these new writers suck! I have been watching Days over 40 yrs don’t disappoint the loyal fans who watch this show.

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    kathy replied

    I hear Tomlin is repairing the entire DeMira FAMILYmeaning Stefano will be alive, he will be EJ’s father and he will get Kate back…I am 100% sure on this

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    barbara t replied

    I hope so, We need him back he hasn’t been dead a week and I am depressed. We need the Demira family that includes Kate and Ej.

    barbara t replied

    Hopefully our Joe is on a vacation somewhere and will show up in a few months, I hope so. Stephano is a major character and should stay put. And he should continue to be e j’s father. Wish lexi would change her mind and stay, Guess it’s to late now.

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  71. Linda W Reno, NV says:

    I can’t believe no one pointed out to Meary Rose that Kristen is not EJ’;s mother, Susan Banks is. I can’t believe EJ hasn’t called her to ask who his father really is. I wish the writes and director of this show would get a clue, do you guys not think we know what really happens in the real world??? You need to check with a police department and start doing things that are real…a GSR (gunshot residue test takes all of 30 SECONDS and the results are INSTANT. You wipe their hands with a cloth and spray a solution on it, if it turns pink it’s positive period. People with law experience do watch the show you know! And will the writers stop trying to make Roman into a jerk. Alice Horton got the info from Susan Banks when EJ was sick as a baby that Stefano wasn’t his father. But he can adopt him and solve it all. IF he isn’t dead. I somehow don’t think Roman would go along with this not being dead and why would he put Lexie through this. It was a woman that shot him, you could tell that, and my first thought was Lexie did it. Why they are doing what they are to Will is beyond me. I am so glad Ian is gone he’s slimy and never has been a good actor. The whole bit with him and Kate is just flat stupid. So is drugging Brady. I’m glad they are getting rid of Madison as well, Brady deserves better. Getting rid of Mel is a mistake, Chad needs to grow up also wash and comb his hair. Gabby is nauseating, get rid of her instead. When everyone finds out what she’s done she’ll be toast anyway. And no Chad isn’t going to run DiMeria, he’s never worked a day in his life other than sell coffee, EJ will, no one knows but Lexie and she isn’t going to tell anyone EJ isn’t a DiMeria. And for those of you that think Stefano is the show, well he isn’t. And I have watched it from the first day it was on. Also the writers should have left Daniel and Jennifer together. Bring Victor and Maggie back and stop the bad feelings between them that’s just stupid. They didn’t even know each other when he helped Daniel’s parents. Maggie should be glad he did if he hadn’t done that she wouldn’t have a son. Please get rid of Austin, he’s another one that they have turned into a nauseating person. As for the earlier comment about Nicole running a campaign, sorry you’re wrong, anyone can do that, all you have to do is call the right people and set up the right press. When I was asked to do that I didn’t have a clue, but you learn quickly and my guy won so Nicole doing that wasn’t a stretch, and Nicole knows who to contact!!!!! As for Sammie, you can set up a cover shoot, that isn’t hard, but running a corporation with all that’s involved, she doesn’t have a prayer and she’s ever done is play secretary. I also wish the writers would remind Kate of all the rotten things she’s done to people, the people she’s tried to kill or destroy etc. Payback to her needs to be bigtime. John needs to find out what happened to his money and get it back. And the writers need to remind everyone since they have forgotten that John and Stefano are half brothers.

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    Korrin replied

    Linda..you nailed it! I grew up watching DOL with my grandmother…and want to add that the writers must have thought we also don’t remember that Nicoles sister who is no longer on the show was the same actress who kidnapped Patch, Kayla’s husband many years ago. I sure hope the new writers have something up their sleeve that is going to make all these wrongs right again!
    Please if anyone from Days is listening to this…what happened to the old Austin…this one is so whiny..I can hardly watch! No wonder Kerry isn’t interested anymore. I love the show….but you guys can do better!

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  72. Linda W Reno, NV says:

    Hi Michael, I agree, the writers suck. The actress that finished playing Nicole’s sister is the same actress that kidnapped Patch, that whole story line was just stupid. They also seem to forget that John Black is a Brady/DiMera, Shaun Brady’s sister Caroline is his mother and Stefano’s father is John’s father. Apparently the first Austin isn’t interested in coming back on the show, this one is nauseating, I never did like him, the whine gets really old really fast. Gotta go watch today’s tape and see what other lame things they have done. They also need to fix the story line with Bo and Hope and John and Marlena’s marriages. They are actually married to the right spouses. Any ‘marriage’ between John and Hope as Gina and John were void when everyone got divorced one of the many times in the past. The remarriages took care of that. Further Stefano couldn’t stop them from getting their divorce since he doesn’t own the country even if he thinks he does/did. John and Gina’s marriage was not legal anyway since Hope was ALREADY MARRIED TO BO at that time, apparently the writers forgot about that little detail too!!! The writers really need to try common sense and actual real life law, a bit of reality would be a really refreshing change.

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  73. Tina, Florida says:

    I see what they are doing here. Killing off the regulars with stupid storylines and keeping the younger generation and all their drama ! Personally, DOOL’s has always been a top show for me but now that these writers are killing off all our good matur actors and actresses, its’ no longer a top show , for me at least. The storylines have no ‘ story ‘ to them, its as if they have been written by kids. I really dislike the breaking of Stefano and Ej. This is Father and Son ! No matter what the writers write, EJ IS ! a Dimera !!! It just seems to me that the storylines are drawn out WAY too long, they don’t hold my interest anymore and are too childish. Maybe we should get back the other writers or at least have the other writers show these guys how to write a Proper Storyline ~

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  74. Smitten says:

    Oh please, the Phoenix must rise again! You cannot kill the main characters of Day’s story. Stefano notorious to-never-die scapegrace must remain alive! Here is a plot I would do: Stefano is survive by having his twin double goon portraying as him that night after all the threats and the goon ended in death from all the gunshots. During the meantime, Stefano takes care of his health and mental issues in an institute because of his fault to Lexie’s death. Once Stefano arrives back at Salem, he discovers the must to save Kate from Ian. Stefano will desperately need Kate his true undying love for her and she helps the kingpin’s sanity as well. Ian’s schemes to tear down Victor’s company with embezzlements, trying for a major take over. Brady will come in try to save the day but Victor’s connections finishes it off. Stefano has his part to protect Kate from the major criminal issues that Ian set blame on her and Madison. Additionally, EJ should be rescue out of a major screw up with being Mayor of Salem and ruining the family Dimera business. Most of all Stefano must come back to teach Chad to run the business in spite of his fake death while causing problems with Melanie. Come on writers get it together even I can think up drama and I am only as aspiring novelist! We all love to hate Stefano, yet only Joe Mascolo can give the unique Stefano Dimera with evil but debonairness on which makes us women want him in our little secret ways. It is the same with John Aniston as Victor; the men should be in the story line more. Salem needs more short-term villains and victims. I could go on and on thinking up stuff, like rape for Gabby and her hired stalker. Guilt on Gabby once everyone knows she had scheme the stalker from the beginning. Carrie finding out that Rafe is the father of her baby (not sure they slept together) but could make it interesting. Another story line will be interesting; Melanie is still working at the spa still doing the Botox and Gabby goes back to work there messing with the chemicals for Melanie to disfigure the clients. Gabby turns into a psycho criminal to get Chad anyway she can. People want action not slow dragging stuff that is boring like Sami and Will whining like babies over sexual orientation and adultery, like get real, so childish. As for Renee Jones, she is very beautiful and I know her family must miss her very much, do take care and enjoy your retirement, stay as classy as your character on Days and Happy Retirement.

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  75. L. Rose says:

    Wow! I’ve never read these comments before. You take this stuff seriously! I’ve watched since DOOL began. I agree. A bit more truism regarding legal, religious and medical issues would be nice. I cringe at the glossed over details, always have and as a Catholic, I can tell you no one writing this stuff knows beans about the religion. The DOOL follower is a well read fan base and we expect more of the writers. One of my favorite faux pas was Marlena’s last miscarried pregnancy. Did no one recall she had a hysterectomy 20 or so yrs. ago? I agree, some of the story lines are lame but the actors can only do so much with the lines they are given. My husband and I give the whiners nicknames, i.e., poor thing and pitiful. Of the actors leaving, I’ll miss Melanie the most. Her dynamic personality, good looks and acting ability has been wasted of late. Just because she has matured doesn’t mean she had to become dull.
    I too believe Stefano will rise again. Here is a shooter possibility; one of the Russian gun runner’s associates. Pay back is a tough !

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    Javen replied

    Who cares who shot Stefano? We just want him back in his well fitted suits and his edgy personality. His trills, his Strega, his opera. Love him. The writers are “such a fool”. Seriously, get him back after he has a wonderful summer vacation. Remember him in ” Sharkeys Machine” ? He was not yet Stefano but he has MADE the part and made his mark and it has been a bulls eye. Love him and miss him. We need him. Javen

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  76. Javen says:

    Trying to watch after stefanos “death” and I am bored and find myself not concentrating on what use to be my favorite show. Stefano in the coffin and shipped back to Italy. He has got to come back pronto and not as a ghost. I can’t imagine what the writers are thinking . Marlena is boring these days. What are the writers thinking? Pick it up!!! I don’t want to give up my show after all these decades but…sorry Lexi is leaving. Her part has been boring also but that could change if the writers would get some new ideas. As I said before, let her join in the family business. That would be a change and liven things up and be a real surprise for us all. Let’s go–let’s jack this up–stop being staide and boring. Y’all can do it. Get busy! Get Anna back. Get tony back. Get Renee back. Let chad come into his own. Let’s have a soap like dark shadows with the DiMeras the stars. Maybe a new show. Let’s go! Javen

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  77. Sharon says:

    I agree with Joe, those 3 story lines are awful and the show won’t be the same without him.

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  78. frances bray says:

    i wished all the old actors come back i,ve been watching days for yrs and yrs i miss mcdonald carey and frances reed and julie and doug it was really good back then but i don,t like carey taking all of sammie men i,m glad john and marlena back and bo and hope don,t take them off stefano kept it interesting

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  79. Robin says:

    I have been a DOOL fan since 1978, I have missed episodes over the years, but I really love this soap. I am lately very disappointed in the hiring and firing of the actors, that makes me mad that istead of writing good storylines for these actors, they want to fire them. I want Joseph Mascolo back on the show. I know things change over time, but why let these good actors go, instead write better storylines. I also would like to know, why should only the younger generation get what they want, and not the older generation too. I believe that entertainment should be for all fans no matter what age. I believe that DOOL needs to put what all fans want, and not what they want. Come on DOOL, write better storylines, and keep the good actors on.

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  80. mari says:

    I think Stefano’s father/son duo was not wrong to change,it makes it interesting,and wanting to figure out who EJ’s family really is.But Stefano breaking up with Kate,that was wrong because they were in love,and its not showing Ian and Kate getting together even if they were,Ian is leaving the show,should’ve left kate and stefano together.Also Bo leaving is a big big mistake,yall are gonna end up losing fans,and then next this soap will be off the air like others that have fallen.Every one knows this show from the original actors,not these young one’s coming up.They will if you give them time to grow,I agree they all need better story lines.Only one’s people know are Will,Abagail,other words the kids of certain ones.But you have to give them time to grow into their own characters also,bring back Shawn and Belle.As others are getting older then you can start writing them off,like Caroline she barely on there go ahead and knock her off some how,or send her on vac.But Stefano and EJ you ruined it cause EJ could’ve taken over fam business and became the phoenix,and stefano could’ve retired.You have Chad but he can’t take over fam business,it didn’t like his dad to start with,so how about you leave it at that,can’t just throw him back in sayin he really loved his father,that’s what didn’t understand about lexi all her friends bout died all the time but she always took up for Stefano and never let them talk crap about him.Father or not i wouldn’t take up for him when he about killed my best friends.come on people…but chad cant take over fam business,he’s young and hadn’t shown him making any mean gestures, like EJ.EJ is the man for it,cause one stefano is actually gonna die or get to old to be on the show,then who is gonna be cause for every one’s drama?Need to fig that out.Who cares about Gabby and Chad/Melanie and stalker we don’t know those two characters that good to care if gabby and chad get together.These writers suck,they jump from one thing to another and i know that’s what soaps are but this is ridiculous.They start a plan between two characters but its like they jump to something else before they finish it or really get it going,so then it ends up being forgotten so they have to end it,and go onto the other thing.And it ends up not being that great,or forgotten.Save some of these story lines,or your gonna use em all up and not have any and DOOL will be cancelled if ya dont get it together.And i don’t want to see that happen I watched this with my grandmother when i was little and its one of the things i cherished with her before her passing of breast cancer,i always remember her and able to share that memory by saying i use to watch it with her.Don’t mess it up and not let me have that memory with my own 2kids.so when they get bigger can say i know this soap by watching it with my mom while growing up.

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  81. JANICE says:

    IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO LEAVE FOR GOOD IN REAL LIFE YOU DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH LIFE IF HE DON’T COME BACK A CHANGE MAN A LOVING MAN AFTER WHAT HAPPEN TO HIS DAUGHTER I DON’T WANT TO WATCH IT ANYMORE WHAT ABOUT THE CHARACTER BEING IN LOVE EVERYBODY HAPPY ITS TIME FOR HIM TO GO

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  82. Javen says:

    Enough already. I have watched days for a very long time but I am so bored without Stefano. Hurry up, Phoenix, and rise from the ashes before I fall asleep from boredom. The soap world needs the villain. Even victor is boring now. Love Maggie but victor is a wimp now. Come on, writers, this is ridiculous. I hope joe/Stefano is at least having a great vacation. Maybe in Italy! Come on home, Stefano! Javen

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    kathy replied

    I hear now not until late August or early Sept the mess the old writers left the new team with..they have to really invent the DeMira family because there are none left as it were except Chad…as soon as they set up and rewrite some things Stefano will be undead ASAP..like I said may not be until late August or Sept as the latest due to the outrageously taping 3 months ahead

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  83. kathy says:

    I have stopped watching the Mar/Dar leading up a few days before the Summer olympics because it’s the start of the new team writing…keeping my eyre closely for anyy news on the Phoenix….Mar/dar WAS STUPID TO THINK THEY CAN KILL A PHOENIX LOL

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  84. Gail Hemmingway says:

    I personally think you need to come up with some new tactics the phenix has rose far too many times it’s almost at the point of bordom. I’ve followed this story from the begining but this and all the satanic popups are making it notvery interesting anymore . It’s almost like you can just about summize from the past what will happen next. Let him die and come up with something new and interesing please you owe us at least that for following you so long. place your vaules in the proper prospectives we deserve this ,get that thought train in the right gear, why take Carrie and Austin off play that family role back they are very intering give them a great role . Bring Kimberly back, give Kayla a good twist Abe or someone the the charcters you brought back and make them function better since you wrote Stefano out they deserve tobe through of having villians in their lives, work it out for the good keep us interested still. Thanks

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  85. ashley says:

    i hope he comes back w memory loss. so he can be with kate and not remember ej isnt his son.. also they can give him a little nicer personality…just a little.

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  86. Barbara McDonald says:

    It was a hugh mistake for the writers to get rid of Joseph Mascolo, he was such an important person on the soap.

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  87. sharon witkowski says:

    leave Stefano dead, tired of his character for the last 25 years & its time to move on,leave him dead this time. Get rid of Gabi too she has always been boring, & why did you bring back that Ian you could have done better than that. I think the show is boring @ times i might grit watching it, & others have said the same

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  88. Pat Tinlin says:

    I love Stefano’s character, he was always one of my fav’s. He is one of the better actors on the show and I really miss him. I didn’t like the writing that included actions of denouncing EJ because he was not his real son, that would not be the Stefano that has been on DOOL all this time. Also, the Lexie issue was a bit absurd. So, as for me, I think he should rise again and be the “Family” Mafioso he should be. And please, what’s up with Nicole and Daniel, really? Please get her back with EJ. Stefano, we love you and miss you.

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  89. Maria Underwood says:

    I started watching this show as a kid with my grandmother and Stefano was like one of the staples holding the show together perfect villian that you loved to hate. grew up and started watching it again and wow there he is still reigning supreme with alot of the same faces i loved watching as a kid. Then they plan to kill him off and make EJ not his son so sad so predictable i could see it coming for months and taking Kate away too boot anyone didnt see this weak dumping of Stefano raise your hand. I bet all your hands are still down. Please bring Stefano back and make the story believeable and also not sp predictable. And Seriously nothing against that Ian char but him verses Stefano lol Kate knows it no competition. And btw if they put some weak twist in it like Ian is EJ father i will dump the whole show Stefano is his dad!

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  90. Debbie Walsh says:

    I have to say that the day Stefano was shot was the last day that I watched the show! I may only be 44 but have been watching since I can remember. Without Stefano, there is no show. As far as EJ not being his son, how is that possible when EJ looks just like Santo? The writers are totally whack!! I have also still been waiting for Stefano to get his 1 night of love with Marlena. After all, he worked so hard for it. All them years up in smoke. Poor Stefano. The man is 83 and he still got it going on! What are the writers thinking? DOOL, if you ever get some good writers, let me know so I can start watching again!!!!!!!

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    barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1 replied

    I think stefano will be back at the end of summer, those writers are turning the summer into a who murdered Stefano, I don’t think he is dead, and I agree with you about ej not being his son that’s dumb, I guess the writers are whack.

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  91. Jaws says:

    EJ not being Stefano’s bio son could actually make sense, here’s why: there is a youtube clip(years ago) where Stefano has a drugged Susan hospitalised and is placing someone elses egg into Susan…so even though Susan believes that EJ is hers, he’s not really her biological son. What puzzles me is that it was “who was EJ’s real mother”…that was the unanswered question. Now whether Stefano fertilised the implanted egg himself or if it was already fertilised, Stefano had to be aware of this during this whole proceedure. THIS is why Stefano’s reaction and behavior (after reading Alices letter) doesn’t make sense.

    One theory I thought about(if you’ve connected the dots as I have) is that Mickey was not Steril as we first thought,. Daniel and EJ are brothers through Maggie, Mickey and Maggie’s miracle children. Stefano dispised both the Brady’s and the Horton’s, if Stefano got wind that EJ was a Horton… that might explain why Stefano might disown him. Stefano could’ve stolen one of Maggie’s eggs not really realising they were Maggie’s.

    Imagine, EJ alligning himself with the infamouse Victor Kiriakas(through Maggie’s influence ofcourse)… then Stefano resurfaces. The Dimera/Kiriakas battle could get very interesting.

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    Irene replied

    I don’t think Maggie would be please. Victor want to change. Why not have, if they bring Stefano back. EJ & Stefano as enemys. That would be a good power struggle!

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  92. michelle says:

    I think Stefano should have never left alot of unfinished stuff like the coin and who is ej’s real father. I can’t wait till Ian leaves. he suscks as a villian and he will never be stefano.. Oong live our beloved stefano

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    Irene replied

    I agree, someone should shoot Ian…..

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  93. Isis says:

    Ever since Stefano has left I have not been able to watch DAYS because their story line has gotten really boring.

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  94. BW says:

    Love Stephie, he’s always been the force of evil, done with such class. However EJ needs to be his blood kin again, And whatever happened to John being his half brother? Kate that -old tramp did have good chemistry with Stefano. It gave her some basis to her “air of better than”.
    I know soaps are in trouble but don’t smolder out-go out in a blaze of glory.

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  95. mickie says:

    bring him back! what will it be without stefeno?you must have him devious,but him and kate was good togeather,ej his biological son ,ahhhh man fix that mess up someone else thanks a true fan for 40 years

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  96. Sue Tucson says:

    My Mom (83 yrs old) and I have watched Days together at lunch time for years. We enjoy it very much. How the writers could kill off Stefano is beyond me. He was the perfect “Satan” in the flesh. He even looked evil! :) Its not going to be the same, but I do think that EJ will be able to pull off a good villian, if he could stop vasilating between wanting to be “good” and just be wicked he’d be great. I LOVE the look he gets when dealing with Will. Will too could play an excellent psychopath! He gets this funny wild smile on his face when he tries to play innocent!

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  97. Irene says:

    Firsr of all “I applaud Stefano”!!! What an actor!!
    I did not like the way they blamed Stefano for everything, They stripped him with what he cared the most for, Lexi, & EJ. I know people are saying good for him. Not me!! And what they did to Kate & him, shame on you guys. Bring him back. Let Celeste do her ESP and fix it all. Please Stefano come back. Who’s idea was to do this. Your writers are on your way of killing of Days too!!!

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  98. J C Hendricks says:

    Please bring Stefano back. With out him show is dull. I’ve watched Days sense the beginning and he is the most interesting person that’s ever been on the show. All other characters are weak. Don’t get me wrong i started watching Day’s as kid with my mother I’ll always be day’s fan. Days is only soap my wife and i watch.

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    barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1 replied

    I agree with you about Stefano, I think he is gone because they need a good summer mystery, who killed Stefano. I think he will be back very much alive, Every soap needs a bad guy and he is one of the best.

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  99. Andy says:

    I have been watching this show since I was in gradeschool. Granted, I’m only 30, but the good ol’ days for me was watching Carly get buried alive, Christen being multiple people, Stefano actually being mean, people getting brainwashed, ACTUAL plot twists and turns.

    Days has gotten so predictable lately, and completely moronic. They brought Vivian back and completely ruined her character. The possibilities were endless and they try to bury Carly AGAIN! That’s all these writers know how to do, reuse the same old story. Sami and EJ OVER AND OVER, Carly buried – again – Stefano dead – AGAIN – Sami and Lucas – AGAIN – I think I am going to have to fix Days on my own. I’ll be making a weekly episode. Stay tuned.

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    Kimberly replied

    I agree totally, couldn’t said it better myself

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  100. Nikki says:

    I think they absolutley ruined Steffano’s character. There are more story lines that could have played it out much better than these writters did.

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  101. Lisa Williams says:

    I don’t care how many times stefano gets written off of days, I always love to see him come back. My grandmother, and my mother and I love his character. I’m 45 years old and have been watching Days since I can remember. I grew up watching it. My grandmother and mother also still watch it. Days” is not Days” without Stefano DiMera.

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  102. sam says:

    Someone may have already posted something similar (haven’t read each and every one), but it has occurred to me that perhaps the real reason Stefano was so convinced he had to disinherit his beloved E.J., as well as break all emotional ties with him, has not yet been revealed to us. It would make sense though, if it was not merely the discovery that he is not E.J.’s biological father, but that of who IS. I think it could be entirely feasible that during the time E.J.’s birth mother, the Elvis fanatic, Susan Banks (so hilariously played by Eileen Davidson) had to play the role of Stefano’s “adopted” daughter, Kristen Blake (also, Eileen Davidson), in order for Father and Daughter to pull off an elaborate baby scam, that E.J.’s REAL father (the victim of the baby scam), thinking he was “sleeping with” his beloved Kristen, actually was with Ms. Banks on at least one occasion, who, yes, was already pregnant when Stefano “hired” her – but they could now reveal that she, herself had miscarried early on and didn’t even know it (she wasn’t the sharpest tack in the drawer), and was soon after impregnated again (it’s crazy, but that never stopped ‘em before) with E.J.’s real Daddy, who was of course, none other than Stefano’s minion-turned-major nemisis, waaait for it….John Black! THAT would be more than Stefano could bear, therefore he’d be forced to give up his beloved E.J., painful as it may be, lest a son of J.B. become heir to the DiMera legacy! As far as Stefano’s own demise, perhaps, realizing he could not go on living with the thought that he likely sealed Lexie’s fate himself, as well as the fact that he was now truly and utterly alone, either hired one of his goons to put him out of his misery, thinking he may as well frame someone (any resident of Salem would do) for the “crime” while he was at it…OR he could of course, have just staged the entire thing, for whatever reason the writers come up with – this time. Regardless, here’s hoping the Phoenix rises yet again! LOVE that Stefano.

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    Denise replied

    Sam, you should be a writer. I thoroughly enjoyed your whole plot and yes, please let the Phoenix rise again.

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    Sam replied

    Ha! Thanks for the compliment, Denise. I haven’t back to this site in a while (found it accidentally the day I posted my comment) and it now sounds like Angela (post from Aug. 2) was on the right track with her assessment of who the culprit was in the “death” of Stefano. DRAT. I so liked my idea about John Black turning out to be E.J.’s real Daddy – could’ve been such a juicy-delicious storyline! Perhaps they would’ve had to carry that one out too long, although it has never stopped these folks before. There have been a number of sub-plots that became groan-worthy after dragging on for months. I would find myself thinking, “OMG, seeeriously? For G’s sake, move on!” My thanks to the electronic gods for DVR technology and the wonderful fast-fwd button. Whew.

  103. Marlena says:

    I just read most of the post and I am surprised no one has thought that was NOT Stefano that died. He has had so many doubles made through the years why not himself. He brought him in to replace him that night when he knew things were going down on his life.
    I think he is in hiding and will show himself when the writers are ready to go, SURPRISE!!

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  104. Kimberly says:

    its very sad that the writers ruin the character’s life this way, I agree with Joseph that Stefano was always blamed for everything that went wrong in Salem, it’s pathetic
    and that EJ wasn’t his son? this is lame , new writers always ruin everything and put in stories that doesn’t mach up, about Stefano’s death, it wouldn’t be days if Stefano really IS dead, I think he made a double like he did Rafe and fooled everybody he is dead…to be continued and btw…. CHANGE WRITERS… this is getting ridiculous

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  105. Denise says:

    I have been watching Days since its inception. I was a child in the 60′s watching with my mother. To have taken Stefano out of the equation is going to be the downfalll of the show. To have made EJ a random child instead of his son so as to cease the Dimera line is yet another huge mistake. I guess the writers are getting tired and or old and want the show to go the way of other daytime soaps. To have made these two major decisions will surely help to get their wish.

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  106. mary hamm says:

    I loved Stephano’s part in Days ,Dont want him to leave !!! E J is georgous ,but Stephano is a worldly sexy man LOL

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    mary hamm replied

    I meant gorgeous LOL

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  107. Ann Sardaro says:

    The storyline that the writers made was very wrong, stefano needed to stay and ej his son. And if he is not his son we should know who is really father is. keep stefano on
    and ej turn him into a good guy, and let chad take his place. killing stefano like that was stupid bad taste and poor writing skills. now he should stay dead bringing him back again is wrong, make chad the new dimera.

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  108. I Love Ali says:

    I love Ali Sweeney and I met her at an italian restaurant in LA about 2 years ago and she was very nice. When I told her how much I love her on Days she was very receptive and warming. She even bought me a spaghetti dinner and A bottle of wine. That was nice.

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  109. Avery says:

    We watch Days of Our Lives. Everyday an follow up on the main website and we would like to say that we would like to see stefano demira. Brought back to days of our lives, we just think days would be so much more with stefano than having remain dead so please please bring back Stefano he truly makes days an awesome soap opera …thanks Avery

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  110. Joan says:

    I have watched this show from its inception! I have never placed a comment on any post until now. The writers are absolutely wrong with the story line & what they are doing to the Stefano/EJ/Kate relationship. I truly hate that. I can understand if Joseph (Stefano) wants to retire but to be written out….NO. This may be the demise of Days of Our Lives.

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  111. Ro Governale says:

    I hope to see Stephano again and again. He is the key to all of the DOL situations.

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  112. Barbara Thompson says:

    The writers of Days have obviously gone insane! Killing off Stephano, his divorcing Kate, then the capper, EJ isn’t his son? Give me a break, writers. They’re using way too many unlikely scenarios. The story lines are becoming so far fetched I record the program, then whiz through it in 10 minutes. You’ve lost me!!

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  113. Charlene says:

    I think they made alot of mistakes but it isn’t too late to fix them…Bring Stefano back and tell EJ the letter was a lie..they are still Father and Son. If they lose Stefano for good the ratings are sure to plummet.

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  114. Stephen Gula says:

    I have watched DOOL for over forty years and without Stefano the show would lose its nucleus which everything and everyone in Salem rotates around.

    I pray that the new writers bring back Stefano and have an explanation on how EJ is his rightful son

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  115. goodcoffie says:

    I remember saying, ” Wow, finally Stephano is back, now this. This is like killing JR off Dallas, or retiring Micky from Disney. Bring back Stefano, Sneak Phillip Cloe back in as a couple.
    If the explosion ends a few my choice would be Will, Billie, Jack , Jennifer.and send Sami on a long, long vacation.
    Stefano and not Sami.
    I’m wondering why Sami is still on. It is many WONDERFUL actresses that would bring so much to DOOL. She can not act, or she acts well at acting as if she can’t. She must know someone. Just hope I don’t have to deal with seeing her in another crying scene.

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  116. Hello says:

    Goodcoffie, have you watched days lately, The exchanges between Sami and EJ have been excellent. Talk about not being able to act, have you watched John lately, wow. He could go away. Bring back Stephano and let him have a story line with Marlena. It does not have to be a love story, but a story line. I dont think that Will needs to go, I think that he is bringing a whole different dynamic. And this may be cold but I hope that Nicole loses her baby. How many times can we continue to go through the “baby storylines” We have done that so many times. With Bo leaving who will Hope hook up with. They have already set the groundwork for Abe and Kayla, I wonder if they are going to continue with that. Days has improved a little, but they are all over the table.

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST< PLEASE DO NOT MAKE EJ>>>>

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  117. Collette says:

    I totally agree with Joseph Mascolo on all points. Changing EJ’s paternity and disowning him, breaking him and Kate up, and killing Lexie, these are all things that are not Stefano traits. He loved every kid that he had, adopted or not. Look what he did for Kristen Blake, and she was adopted. I love the character of Stefano and feel they tried to make him unlikable to justify the beloved citizens of Salem trying to kill him. If they are smart enough to bring him back, I hope they are able to fix the horrible choice of the writers.

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  118. Angela Stuart says:

    Okay, here is what will probably happen. Stefano is NOT dead. When he was given the news that EJ was not his biological son, he knew better because he himself had his doctor in the basement affirm EJ’s biology so many moons ago. But who is behind this? IAN!!! Kate went to Ian because she knows in her gut he’s up to something and sleeping with the enemy will get you into his good graces. Stefano would not allow his premises to be without cameras so he could spy on everyone, come on. One of his plastic surgery doubles was sent in/ placed in the chair while he slipped out the secret passage behind the fireplace. bwahhahaha Ian is really Stefano’s bastard half brother. The crazier that we can imagine it, the more likely it will happen on DOOL. Not happy about Lexie leaving, Stefano leaving, Melanie leaving or Bo leaving. VERY happy Carrie and Austin are hitting the road – bye bye.

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  119. Debbie phelps says:

    I hate that ( joe ) stephano has gone why do the writers want to mess up a good thing . If they wanted to get rid of someone . Why not Lisa rinna nobody wants to look at her Botox face she can’t even pull off a story line . Days writers better be careful or they will be the next ones to go .

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  120. Niki22 says:

    Okay, I stopped watching DOOL for awhile… I tend to do that every now and then due to school/work. To come back to it this July was horrible. Removing Stefano was over the top a bad decision. The original characters are the ones who make it easy to get back in to DOOL after not watching for awhile. It’s like they comfort you, to know that they’re still there and you can catch on again. Stefano was the MAIN one! ( EX; BO, HOPE , and SAMI too).

    I truly hope they bring back Stefano. They have to. DOOL won’t be the same without him. Maybe we should all write to the writers! hahah. Secondly, I love EJ having power and being a Dimera! That makes his character. It makes him more appealing too. Kind of like the bad boy, who is extremely beautiful! Why did they have to mess that up?!? It seems like he’s going to slowly become a softy. I don’t want him and Sami to be together, but I love their chemisty….Especially in the last few episodes. I hope it stays somewhat like that. Next, Will is awesome and I hope they don’t change his character at all. Perfect. Gabi, annoying and a bad actress. Chad, waaaay to obsessed with Melanie. It’s a little TOO MUCH.

    Welp those are my thoughts as a DOOL fan after not watching for awhile and coming back to my secret addiction!

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  121. Niki22 says:

    Adding one more thing… I don’t want NICOLE to have EJ’s baby!!! He can’t have all those kids! He already has two with SAMI..come on now. I want it to be Rafe’s….ugh. Just to say it one more time.. I really don’t want EJ to become the softy, poor, powerless, non Dimera.

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  122. Linda says:

    I agree with Joe! I don”t like the fact that EJ is not Stefano”s Son! I think Katie and Stefano were great together, they really loved each other. If Joe doesn”t come back, I will stop watching… and I have been watching since 1965, first show, till now! If these writers are trying to keep Day”s from being cancelled, THEY ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION! There”s a old saying…… If it aint broke, don”t fix it!

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  123. Linda says:

    One point I forgot to add…… Joseph Mascola is DAYS OF OUR LIVES, it”s not the same without him! Over the years he has given us excellent entertainment through his acting! I love Stefano! I WANT HIM BACK!

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  124. susan says:

    bring stefano dimera back asasp. days needs him who is ej father? no one knows.you would think he would find out call his mother.

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  125. Lisa says:

    I think that the person one step ahead of ej is stefano I don’t think he is dead I think he may have made someone to look like him like he did to rafe and killed his double to frame ej it makes sense why would they get rid of such a good character

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  126. Niki22 says:

    I heard stefano will now be on the bold and the beautiful :( won’t be the same

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  127. Rose says:

    I didn’t like the last several episodes of days concerning Stefano, Kate, and EJ. What were the writers thinking, or were they? Yes they need to bring him back and clean up this mess!!

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  128. Annette Ginn says:

    Doql Better bring Stepino back and make up wit EJ that made the show Doul didn’t have to spend any money on Ian what a joke he needs to go stelino needs to get back with Kate and put back EJ and Sami Doul ( Days of my life) r saving money on their writer but will lose fans that have been watching over 50 years they need to wake up before
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    Take them off the air

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  129. Flo says:

    Bring him back !!! He makes the story!!!

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  130. Hank says:

    Get a life people. Do something productive instead of sitting around watching a daytime soap opera.

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    Sam replied

    Hank, you certainly do have a point (and you sound like my husband!) Guilty as charged. I would defend myself by saying, “Wait a minute – I watch while I’m cleaning the kitchen!”, but I’d be lying. I sit my ___ on the sofa and become totally engrossed. But, at least it’s only one soap – and I do take advantage of the DVR and only waste a portion of an hour, with fast-forwarding through parts I’m not interested in and commercials. An hour long program can be cut down to 20 minutes these days. And it’s perfect for a lunch-break. They say it’s bad for digestion to eat standing up. That’s my story and I’m……you know the rest.

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  131. jackie says:

    days wont be days without stephano bring him back quickly hes so handsome and a big part of the show why did they ever let lucas go hes such a handsome guy and good actor

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  132. Terry and Kathe says:

    He is the show for many years. would be nice if could stay on the show til he dies. But how many times can a person die? Love the show been watching it for fifty years!

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  133. Terry and Kathe says:

    Nice to be able to comment

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  134. Lynne Belisle says:

    Bring him back, Victor needs another bad guy to mess with.Anyway he made the bad guy complete.Him and Kate should get back together,Cant stand her,but they are good together.Glad you reunited father and son.How about letting Gabi get PG by Will,that would be a good run.love the show,grew up watching it in the 60′s.Forever Fan,Lynne:)

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  135. Pattie Brigham says:

    Bring Stefano back maybe but I would be truly happy to see EJ go. I really don’t like arrogant people!

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  136. Kay says:

    The Stefano character was THE BEST on the show. Joe Mascolo is SORELY missed… PLEASE, PLEASE bring him back as the MASTER VILLAN in this otherwise DREARY storyline. EJ MUST also continue to be Stefano’s son and very much a large part of the storylines. I would LOVE to see Sami and EJ together… they have always had such an interesting relationship! LOL As far as Roman and John,,,,, yee gad,,, talk about overacting….. Get rid of them both! They add nothing to the story.

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  137. Sarah Lee says:

    No I don’t want Stefano off Days because he makes it interesting. Malena is beautiful but a very lousy actress. She can’t show emotions & her eyes is always half closed. She really can’t act & is very, very boring. Hope & Bo have real chemistry, they make the best couple. If Stefano goes I don’t think Days will ever be the same & he is a great actor.

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  138. gerry dobson says:

    all i’m going to say is RETIRE already joe .. your 83 yr old enjoy life from acting for awhile

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  139. donna says:

    I’ve been a fan for over 20 years-Joe Mascolo is the BEST villain ever! So classy & sophisticated & clever!! Especially the episodes of “The Queen of the Night”…Where did those writers go???? He is the man you love to hate! Sorry- but EJ doesn’t have the charisma. Also- how did Susan get Stefano to father EJ??? Who was Kristen’s mom? And aren’t Daniel & Jennifer cousins? Bring back the original Celeste and the original Eugene & crazy girlfriend! Bring back the old writers!!!!!!

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  140. jean reynard says:

    please put Sammy & Raf back together, they make a great couple. Also, keep Stefano & Kate together. get rid of J.J. he is terrible

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  141. Wesley says:

    Thanks for finally talking about > Joe Mascolo Speaks Out About Being Written Out Of DAYS

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