Week of August 22:
Breaking: With Dena Higley's return, Ken Corday talks Days' future
Spoiler Video: A shocking arrest in Tate's kidnapping
Monday August 22:
Spoiler video: Orpheus, Xander and Clyde return
Nicole reveals to Deimos she can't have kids and Maggie's surgery went well
Belle and Shawn are still at odds over Claire’s future.
Nicole learns that it was Deimos who encouraged a doctor to come out of retirement to operate on Maggie’s injury.
Chloe has another nightmare in which Deimos learns the truth about her baby.
Maggie is scheduled for surgery as she worries about Tate.
Tuesday August 23:
Jennifer gets loaded after hearing of Abby's 'death'
Theo breaks the news of Abigail's death to a stunned Ciara.
A grieving Chad tells Belle that he plans on giving up his custody fight and letting Jennifer raise Thomas.
Claire and Theo use her new song to find comfort in the wake of tragedy and come together in a kiss.
A distraught Jennifer holes up in a seedy motel room, and is about to numb herself with pills and booze.
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Wednesday August 24:
Tate's returned to his parents and Victor's arrested
Theresa, Brady and John track down the woman who took Tate to Chicago and then manage to get her to confess that Victor was behind the kidnapping.
Nicole makes a passionate appeal to Deimos to tell her the truth about the kidnapping.
Abe appoints Aiden as the new DA soon after Justin is forced to resign.
Rafe and Roman both worry Aiden might uncover that Hope killed Stefano.
Rafe and Roman both worry the new DA, Aiden, might uncover that Hope killed Stefano.
Recounting Nicole's pregnancies: Days' Nicole's pregnancies and miscarriages
Thursday August 25:
Breaking: Kassie DePaiva's fight with Leukemia
Days Recap: Chad tells Ciara he doesn't love her, then learns Jennifer relapsed
Ciara tells Chad that she truly loves him.
Jennifer wakes up horrified to discover Belle and Kayla in the motel room.
A heartbroken Ciara walks in on Theo and Claire making out.
Chad remains firm that he's in no condition to take care of Thomas.
News: Camila Banus injures foot in Parkour class
Friday August 26:
Days Recap: Victor is booked for the Tatenapping but pinpoints Deimos for the setup
Soapbox: Back from the break and loving DA Aiden but still unsure of who Deimos is
Victor’s been brought in for questioning for Tate’s kidnapping but insists he’s been framed.
Brady returns home for an emotional moment with Theresa.
Philip wants an answer from Chloe about the offer he made her.
Announcement: Tika Sumpter (OLTL) pregnant and Thomas Gibson (ATWT) fired
Also coming up week of August 22:
Theresa, Brady and John find the woman who took Tate in Chicago and she fingers Victor for the crime. Victor's questioned by SPD but denies being involved. He assumes brother Deimos is framing him.
Victor's arrested for the Tatenapping, but was he set up by Deimos or somebody else?
Tate's reunited with his parents.
Theresa's wracked with guilt and isn't sure if she believes Victor's to blame.
Maggie gets the operation on her back.
Deimos asks Nicole to move into the Kiriakis mansion with him.
Chad's going off the deep end as everyone thinks Abigail is dead.
Aiden tells Hope he wants her to admit she killed Stefano.
Chad decides not to fight Jenn on the custody case, and Jennifer, dealing with her own demons on the cusp of her daughter's 'death', checks herself into the Fleabag Motel and loses herself in booze and pain meds. Belle, Hope and Julie find her at rock bottom.
Justin and Sonny head to SPD to support Victor, who is behind bars after been arrested for kidnapping Tate.
There's a big divide in the Kiriakis family due to family members taking sides in Victor's case.
Claire soon realizes Chloe's with child and is considering an abortion. Philip has offered to marry Chloe and presses her for an answer, vowing to pass the child off as his. Chloe is afraid of Deimos finding out the truth and this clouds her decision.
Ciara confesses to Chad that she loves him. He's just not that into her though.
Claire shares good news from her parents about her future with Theo, and they wind up kissing. Ciara witnesses this, fresh from her rejection of Chad.
Paul invites Sonny to have lunch with him and sees many changes since Will's death in his old lover. Later in the week, Sonny goes to Will's grave.
Victor's released on bail.
Adrienne, Lucas, Doug and Julie gather at the Horton homestead to support Jennifer over losing Abby. Later in the week, Jennifer cannot believe it when her mom, Laura, returns to Salem with news about Abby.
Claire's insecure over the time Ciara and Theo spend together.
Philip wants financial help from Kate.
Retrospective: Sami blackmailed Lexi to get Austin away from Carrie
Week of August 29:
Monday August 29:
Deimos tells Nicole he is going to pull out all the stops to try and help Victor.
Nicole vs Sami, John vs Stefano! 20 insane on-air soap opera feuds that still make us cringe
Tuesday August 30:
Kate buys the B&B from Doug and Julie and promptly evicts all the guests.
Wednesday August 31:
Gabi and Sonny catch up and later visit Will’s grave.
Thursday September 1:
Deimos tries to make amends to Justin, but Justin declines.
Friday September 2:
Jennifer is stunned to see Laura (Jaime Lyn Bauer) arrive on her doorstep with news about Abigail...
Kristian Alfonso posted this video of herself, Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison, which could mean Martha's sticking around as Belle.
Week of September 5:
Monday September 5:
"Days of our Lives" is pre-empted due to PGA Golf.
Fall teasers from Ken Corday:
Ken Corday, in an interview with Soap Digest, talks about Sonny and Paul fighting their attraction for each other, how it's DiMera vs Kiriakis when the rivalry heats up and Eduardo and Dario complicate matters by starting up their own company to become major players, and the big prison break with Orpheus, Clyde and Xander, who team up and seek revenge on those who did them wrong. Salem's under siege and everyone bands together. During Brady and Theresa's wedding, these three unexpected guests arrive with Xander wanting to destroy Theresa and Nicole. As Orpheus targets John and Marlena, Steve and Kayla, through their loved ones, Clyde goes after Chad, Aiden and Kate, and decides he'll take Thomas and hand him over to his psycho father, Batty Ben. Chad, Lucas and Adrienne work to try to keep that from happening. Meanwhile, Aiden discovers that Hope murdered Stefano and there's fallout from that. Justin realizes he still has feelings for Adrienne as her wedding to Lucas quickly approaches. Meanwhile, Chloe and Philip ask Kate for help in hiding Chloe's baby from Deimos as Nic and Deimos grow closer. Abe is pleasantly surprised as Valerie Grant, his old flame, returns, but Theo's unimpressed when he catches Ms. Grant in a lie!
Finally, Steve and Kayla lean on each other over a crisis involving Joey, and JJ returns home from searching for Abby with a secret which could drive a wedge between him and Gabi. Chad continues to mourn Abby, and with the help of somebody from his past, begins to live his life again.
Comings and goings teasers:
Various familiar faces are returning to "Days" in an upcoming big storyline such as Leann Hunley (Anna), Kassie DePaiva (Eve), Patsy Pease (Kim), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane) around Christmas and Larry Poindexter (Father Louis). Details are in the Soaps.com's Days comings and goings. Ken Corday stated that Abigail will return after Christmas and Nicole's about to have a storyline coming up with a return from the past, along with a baby story.
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- Christine Fix