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Friday's soapbox column: Deconstructing DOOL: Dropped storylines, teen angst, and b-movie goodness
Week of May 2:
Monday May 2:
Theresa confronts Brady about his “hero” complex; he always seems to need to be rescuing someone.
Tuesday May 3:
Kate faces off with Nicole after she finds out she looks exactly like Helena.
Wednesday May 4:
Ciara tells Hope she wants to move out, to which Chad offers a solution.
Thursday May 5:
John comforts Marlena about Eric.
Friday May 6:
Dario and Summer pretend to be involved to cover up Summer’s latest con job.
JJ and Gabi’s romantic dinner is interrupted.
Week of May 9:
Monday May 9:
Aiden returns and explains to Hope about what happened as we take a look back at Aiden’s last 6 months.
Tuesday May 10:
Kayla and Fynn’s dinner is interrupted after she is called to the ER, which is filled with patients suffering from a flu-like virus.
Wednesday May 11:
At the hospital, the virus situation is becoming more dire as the first death occurs, affecting many of the beloved Salemites.
Thursday May 12:
Jade and Joey find themselves at her Aunt Simone’s commune/compound in the desert outside of LA.
Friday May 13:
Chad is devastated after Abigail tells him she doesn’t want him and Thomas to visit her anymore.
Aiden pays Andre a visit soon after his release…
There will be an entire episode dedicated to Jennifer's drug addiction. In an interview with TVInsider, Melissa Reeves said, "The scenes are only Jack [Matthew Ashford] and Jennifer. No one else sees him, so he’s either a ghost or she wants to see Jack so much that it’s all in her mind. He shows up and talks her through things when she’s at her worst and it’s pretty wonderful." She also hints that Jennifer will try to take custody of Abigail (likely when Abby goes into the hospital to get help), and talks about "Days" going 4K. "We’re trying everything to get the people to watch and be interested. We tried safe, now we’ve tried shocking. Albert also wanted to change the look and the tone of the show, and make the lighting edgier, which for us older gals isn’t so great. [Laughs] I’m like, 'Can’t we just go back to that beauty lighting we had in the ‘80s? Can’t we just be edgy? Do we have to look edgy, too?' They’re adding like 4000 K or 4 K or something. I don’t know what it is exactly except that it’s higher than high definition, and we girls are going, 'No way!' It’s just cruel. I think we should go on strike or something. 'We want our diva lights back!'"
Shawn D, Belle, Lani, and Summer will be gone when Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, Marie Wilson and Sal Stowers leave the show
At least two more were given notice and one leaving this summer on "Days."
There will be various familiar faces returning to "Days" in an upcoming big storyline.
SOD May Sweeps
Kayla grows closer to Fynn, testing Steve and Kayla's relationship.
Aiden returns from the dead, leaving Hope torn between him and Rafe.
Jack appears in 5 episodes to Jennifer in a dream, helping her to deal with her addiction.
Shawn and Belle thaw toward each other, eventually reuniting and making love.
Deimos finds himself torn between Kate and Nicole.
Eduardo's haunted by his past, which causes issues for his whole family.
Chad tries to fight for his wife when things get dark for Abigail while committed in the psych ward. Her hallucinations worsen and she accidentally harms herself.
There's a life-threatening epidemic that will hit Salem and bring Salemites together. Gabi, Paul and Ari are infected, and the hospital is quarantined.
Theo grows more in love with Ciara, causing Abe to become more and more concerned.
Steve searches for Joey and Jade in Los Angeles, when they run away.
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- Christine Fix