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    Days of Our Lives CAST - Shawn Brady - Daily Updates Archive

    Full detailed profile on Shawn Brady Played by Frank Parker on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.

    Frank Parker (NBC)

    Birthday: 1939-07-01
    Birthplace: Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
    Marital Status: Married with 3 children
    Real Name: Frank Parker
    Height: 5' 10"


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    Pop's legacy: Honesty, hard work and love

    Wednesday, February 27 2008

    We see a flashback to Shawn proposing marriage to Caroline as Maggie and Alice watch! Caroline says an Irish Blessing, "May the earth rest easy over you when you are laid under it. May the earth rest easy over your spirit as it makes its way to God. Goodbye Shawn, she says hugging the casket, crying. "I will love you forever."

    30 minute countdown

    Thursday, February 14 2008

    On the jet, the family shivers with cold as they try on their oxygen masks. Since most of them don't work, John dryly comments they're not all going to make it. They've less than two hours until they'll run out of oxygen. Shawn Sr. shares his mask with Hope and Bo and when Bo becomes dizzy, John tells them there is not enough oxygen to go around in the time they have left. Chloe asks how they're going to decide who gets the oxygen. Steve says the baby and women get masks but Marlena, Kayla and Hope refuse. They want to share the masks. Hope and Chloe become nauseated. John refuses to share his mask as he needs to fly the plane. Steve wonders if he can be some help since he used to be good at hotwiring cars, but he refuses help from Philip and Shawn. He tells them to take care of the ladies. Kayla flashes back to the day she and Steve may have conceived and the day she decided to wait to tell Steve she was pregnant. She says, "I should have told Steve." Marlena asks, "Told him what?" Kayla surprises Marlena by telling her she's pregnant. Marlena's advice is not to share her oxygen mask or she'll endanger the baby. Belle starts to worry that John doesn't know what he's doing but Marlena asks her to stay calm. John returns from his jaunt around the plane and calmly tells the family he has no idea what he's looking at! A clock on the lower right hand side of the screen shows 1:29:57 countdown!

    Steve makes his way to the cockpit but soon finds out that the oxygen mask does not work. He tries to go to the passenger area of the plane but passes out before he can make it.

    In the passenger area, Chloe wonders if planes have backup systems and Philip reassures her they do, but whoever sabotaged the plane knew what they were doing. Kayla becomes frustrated with John as he sits quietly, thinking of his next move. John tells her he needs for people to stop telling him what to do and how to do it but most of all; he's tired of hearing about the guy he used to be. With that, he goes to the cockpit to find a passed out Steve. He considers his options for long moments before he angrily fits his own mask on Steve's face and tells him, "Come on. Breathe or die." He shares the oxygen until he finds a toolbox and starts to fix the other mask.

    Out in the passenger seating, Hope urges Shawn Sr. to take the oxygen mask but he refuses and tells her with one last person using it, there will be more oxygen to go around. "I'm the oldest person on this plane. I've lived a long life and made my peace with my sister Colleen. Maybe it's time for me to make peace with God," he tells her. Hope yells at him to take the mask and Bo again urges Pop to do so, so he agrees and takes a few breaths. Bo realizes now is the time to come clean and tells Shawn Sr. and Hope he's sick. Shawn Sr. and Hope are shocked and Bo tells them he may have cancer. He may be dying. Hope weeps and realizes this is the secret he had been keeping. Bo explains he wanted to tell her when he had a definite prognosis. He tells Shawn that he's the reason Kayla and Steve took him to Ireland. Hope sobs as Bo admits he should have told her. He wants them to use all the oxygen and let him go but Shawn refuses this and pushes the oxygen mask at Bo. He forces Hope to breathe as well and when she gives the mask to Shawn Sr., he doesn't take it. Chloe starts hyperventilating again and Philip comforts her. He wants to help Steve, but she doesn't want him to leave her. The passengers are down to 46 minutes of oxygen at this point (as seen in the lower right hand of the screen) when Kayla starts to worry about Steve and comments to Marlena, "What if John is programmed to kill himself?" Shawn D. knows they don't have much more oxygen left and wants to go to the cockpit, but Belle cries out for him not to leave her. Bo gets up to check on Steve and John and a sudden bout of turbulence causes the lights to go out and Bo to be thrown hard into a wall and knocked unconscious. After the turbulence stops, Shawn and Hope get Bo to a seat and Shawn Sr. gives up his oxygen for Bo. He refuses to take more. The passengers have 36 minutes left as the lights return.

    In the cockpit, concerned that Steve is dead, John performs CPR him. They now 35 minutes left as John yells at Steve to wake up. Once he regains consciousness, Steve throws John off of him and struggles to breathe. John tells him he has good news and bad news. "Good news is you're breathing again. Bad news is, not for much longer."

    In the cabin, Shawn tells Belle they've got to start preparing for the worst. Bo regains consciousness and tells Shawn Sr. to take the oxygen or he'll tie him down and force it on him! They argue and Bo forces the oxygen on him and gives it back to Hope. He says they'll make it through this. Belle starts flashing back to her and Shawn's discussion about starting their life anew. She professes her deep and abiding love for Shawn and says she's never loved anyone the way she loves him, with her heart and soul. Marlena urges Kayla to have faith and Kayla comments that her pregnancy proves that anything can happen. Marlena thinks someday she'll have an incredible story to tell her baby about this flight. Meanwhile, Shawn Sr., Hope and Bo continue to share their oxygen, but Bo asks Hope to let him go. Hope bawls and they've only 30 minutes to go when Hope hands the mask to Shawn Sr. who begs her to let him save his son.

    Fine time for a siesta, gentlemen.

    Wednesday, February 13 2008

    In the cockpit, John suggests dumping the fuel but Steve reminds him he has a plane full of family and friends. The pilots make a big show of drinking water from the same bottle. Nothing seems to be going well for them so John tells Steve to give the family the bad news. They'll be up there for a while.

    Steve goes into the cabin and tells the freezing, huddling family that they've no radio, no instruments, no controls and they're losing cabin pressure. They start to panic and Steve says John's in the co-pilot seat, he has the two pilots with him and they're going to try to land safely. Belle asks how it happened but all Steve knows is that they had some electronic issue. Philip seeks survival supplies and when John comes out of the cockpit, Marlena asks if they can make it, he is optimistic and thinks if they try to descend safely to a warmer altitude, it may help. John can keep the plane in the air for two hours but he isn't sure how long they can stand it. He comments that they're already at 32,000 feet and there isn't a lot of oxygen at this altitude. Chloe starts to hyperventilate and John says they need to go down 10,000 feet in order to breathe. Shawn yells for John to figure something out for them and Marlena gives orders for everyone to bundle up.

    John goes into the cockpit, where the pilots are both asleep! "Fine time for a siesta, gentlemen," he says.

    On the jet, Kayla and Steve worry about what'll happen to Stephanie if they crash. John comes out of the cockpit and calls Marlena to the cockpit to show her that the pilots are out cold. She gets her bag and examines them and finds their pulses are slow. She asks if they'd been drinking. John says just water and Marlena finds the water bottle they'd been sharing to have residue in the bottom. John asks if they were poisoned, but Marlena isn't sure and tells him he has to land the plane for them. She guesses the residue is a narcotic but she can't give them anything for it because if she does, they could die. John asks her to help him fly the plane. Marlena has faith in him but John tells her not to be impressed until her feet are on solid ground. She ponders who drugged the pilots and damaged the plane and John starts to calculate how much fuel vs flying time they have and thinks he has figured out a way to save them!

    In the cabin of the jet, Bo checks on Shawn Sr., who is resting his eyes. Belle tells Shawn that Claire is asleep and Philip holds a shaking Chloe close. Marlena comes out of the cockpit and tells them that John may be able to land the plane on land. She explains that the pilots are unconscious - drugged, and is sure it was the same person who tampered with the plane. "This was no accident," she says and tells them they have little oxygen. She drops the oxygen masks and John tells them that as far as he can tell, they'll be up there until they run out of fuel… then they'll join Santo and Colleen in the sweet hereafter.

    How did you wind up having my father?

    Tuesday, February 12 2008

    In the cabin, on John's jet, Shawn reassures Claire that the jet won't crash, after their bout of turbulence. Philip also comforts Chloe and when John seems to remember a lot about how turbulence happens, Marlena comments on how his memory seems to come and go. He agrees and wonders why he knew all that. "You were a pilot," she tells him, so he goes to the cabin to find out what's going on and the pilot says there is a malfunction with the aircraft. Chloe continues to worry about Brady and about the turbulence they're experiencing and Philip tells her he has faith in John's pilots with whom he has been flying with for years, and has faith that Brady is okay. Steve notices that Shawn Sr. appears tired. He asks him to rest his eyes. Kayla says it's been a weird flight and again comments on why Steve got off the plane, earlier. Steve takes her had to put her at ease. Marlena tells Hope that John went to talk to the pilot to see if they can fly around the turbulence. Hope is stressed out and asks Bo about how his back is doing. Marlena admits he does look pale. Hope excuses herself and leaves the two talking and Bo admits he has some bad news to share with Hope but isn't sure how to. Marlena offers him help but Bo says soon he'll require her help but for now he wants to keep it to himself. Hope sits with Belle, Shawn and Claire and tells Claire how brave she's being. Belle comments that Marlena and Bo are in a deep discussion and Hope excuses herself and goes to Kayla. She wants to know what Kayla and Steve are keeping from her! They don't say but Kayla tells her everything will be okay. Hope is satisfied with this for now and goes back to her seat.

    In the cockpit, John tells the pilots he's sure they'll do their best. "I have my family back there," he says. He soon realizes in surprise, what he has said and pauses momentarily. He takes the pilot's seat and wants to land the plane in Reykjavik Iceland. The pilot calls to Reykjavik on the radio, "This is HT439…." Nobody answers. "Perfect," says John. "This is just perfect." John closes his eyes and starts to remember a few things about being a pilot while Belle and Shawn try to take Claire's mind off the turbulence and the cold. Shawn compliments Belle and says their daughter looks just like her - beautiful! "She has your smile and dimples," he notices, grinning. Chloe and Philip discuss how many times they have been in love and she notices he uses the past tense on his feelings for Belle.

    John comes into the cabin to ask if anyone has a signal on their cell phones. He needs their cell to use as a radio. Shawn Sr. calls out Caroline's name and Kayla reminds him she's not there, while John considers that they are too far from the mainland to get a cell signal. He lies that it's no big deal and the passengers all complain about how cold it's getting.

    Back in the cockpit, the pilot tells John they're losing cabin pressure. John goes into the cabin to tell everyone to put their coats on until they get it all under control. Philip gets blankets for all and snuggles close to Chloe. Bo tells Hope he's chilly but jokes that he'd like any excuse to cuddle with her. This doesn't alleviate Hope's concerns and she worries about crashing. Shawn and Belle continue to keep Claire's spirits up and get her to think of a warm day at the beach, to take her mind away.

    In the cockpit, John tells the pilot to descend to a lower altitude and asks to take the pilot's right seat. They discuss what could have gone wrong as John takes control of the plane. "Let's see what I can remember," he says, nervously. Steve arrives in the cockpit to ask what's happening and overhears that they've lost their gages. John thinks they should dump the fuel but Steve argues with him not to do it. John tells Steve to give everyone the news - they'll be up there for a while and it's going to get a lot colder. Steve goes out and tells the family, they're losing cabin pressure; they've no instruments, no controls and the family becomes more anxious.

    They wear orange jumpsuits!

    Monday, February 11 2008

    Hope and Bo lead Shawn Sr. on John's jet. Shawn Sr. frets over leaving Colleen behind and Bo feigns checking his messages when he has pain in his stomach area. Shawn, Belle, Claire, Chloe and Philip arrive and Chloe tells Phil how upset she is over not finding Brady. Kayla and Steve arrive, but when Steve notices the mysterious woman on the ground below, he dashes off the plane after her leaving Kayla puzzled. John and Marlena arrive and John calls to the pilot to get them off the ground. The plane needs to be de-iced, so they need to wait. John reads, Soldiers and Commanders while Marlena asks how John's doing. She thinks he's sad. "I don't do sad," he replies. She reminds him his mother just died and he says not by his hand. He says he feels it's over - he didn't have to hurt her so he wonders why he should feel sad. "Because she was a good woman and she loved you," Marlena says and wonders why he lingered after the spreading of the ashes. He says he thought he saw Colleen meet Santo DiMera in an apparition but doesn’t want to discuss it. He assumes it was a hallucination.

    Marlena goes to check on Shawn and shares John's 'hallucination' with them. Marlena thinks they found peace in the afterlife. Shawn thinks that's a lovely thing to say. John tells the gang that they're ready for takeoff and they take their seats. Steve refuses to tell Kay about why he got off the plane and instead lies that he forgot his cell phone below. Kayla does not trust or believe in him and continues to pressure him for the 'real' reason why he left. Outside the plane, we see the mysterious woman. Steve tries to get her to relax and check on Shawn who is trying to stay strong. Shawn tells the two that he missed a lot of years with Colleen but Steve says it's the last few days that mattered.

    In their seats, Bo and Hope have a strange conversation where Bo appears to want to tell Hope about his condidtion. Since he doesn't know much about it, he tells her that Kayla came to Ireland not just to bring Pop, but for another reason. Hope is a little frustrated and implores him to tell her what's on his mind but he simply asks her to trust him!! "You're asking a lot," she says, with a sigh. Hope comments she hasn't been able to eat in days. Bo worries about her not sleeping or eating but Hope says she'll be fine once she's home with Caroline's chowder!

    Philip catches Chloe deep in thought about Brady. He comments that he thinks it's a matter of time before Victor finds Brady but Chloe says she'll still worry. Philip asks if she'll divorce Brady upon his return but Chloe isn't sure. She reaches for his hand and strokes it.

    Good bad, right or wrong, they loved each other.

    Friday, February 08 2008

    In Colleen's room, Marlena shows John, Belle, Shawn and Shawn Sr. a letter she found from Colleen, with instructions as to what she wants done after her passing. A miserable John asks what the difference is. Marlena doesn't' t like how cold he's being but John says he wants to burn the letter and call it a day so they can go home. He hopes "Dear old Mom had the decency to keep it short and sweet." Marlena points out that this is not the John she knew. John agrees. He isn't that same man. Belle tells Marlena not to let this get to her. Maybe John will readjust once they're in Salem. Marlena agrees and says once Colleen's ashes arrive, they can move on. Shawn Sr. and Shawn go off to read the letter and John takes off alone.

    The family gathers in the forest to spread Colleen's ashes. Marlena pressures John to hold Colleen's remains and Shawn Sr. is choked up, so Bo says a few words. He remembers Colleen through the love letters she and Santo wrote and says Colleen was feisty and had a connection to Santo. "Good bad, right or wrong, they loved each other," he says and prays they find happiness in the afterlife. He says they should never take love for granted. Shawn and Belle get close and Philip rubs Chloe's arm as Bo speaks. John stands stoically while Marlena gazes lovingly at him. John opens the urn and gives it to Shawn to scatter some of Colleen's remains. As he does so we see flashbacks to when Santo first met Colleen all those years ago. Kayla scatters some as well as each member of the family until we have revisited Santo and Colleen's love. John is the last to scatter and after he has done so, the family walks back to the pub.

    Back at the Aubin pub, Marlena tells everyone John's pilot is standing by. Shawn tells Belle he's glad his father is a Kiriakis - otherwise they'd be related! Belle laughs and realizes she's more of a Brady than he! They agree to figure out their situation once they return home. Marlena panics when John can't be found. She goes off to find him and Steve notices a mysterious woman in the window, watching him. When she sees him, she runs off with him in pursuit.

    You cover up your fear with your cruelty

    Thursday, February 07 2008

    In her room, Colleen tells the family she has cancer and has fought it for so long but now it's too late for her. She'll soon pass on but is happy to be able to visit with her family and her beloved brother. Shawn cries that God wouldn't be this cruel to take her away but Colleen says this is fate - not God's work. When John disrespects Colleen, Shawn stands up for her and Bo tells John through gritted teeth that he has crossed the line. Colleen says it's fine - he has a right to be angry or to hate her for what she has done but John says he doesn't hate her - he feels nothing for her. Then he corrects himself and admits the only feeling he has is disappointment for not killing her when he had the chance! Hope yells to him to stop being so cruel but John thinks Colleen's the cruel one and calls her manipulative for the way she treated Santo. Colleen retorts that she loved Santo enough to let him go. She knows Marlena understands this and stands up for Santo. She tells them he loved her but she couldn't allow him to leave his wife. John comments that he doesn't think she did him a favor by faking her death. Stefano told him that because of her faked death, Santo became a broken shell of a man who taught Stefano how to resent. Colleen doesn't believe this and tells him Santo was kind. She thinks John is just as kind but his kindness is buried deep inside and she's sure that John's bitterness scares him more than anyone else. "You cover up your fear with your cruelty," she finishes, before asking Shawn and Belle to come to her. Shawn takes Belle's hand in his and they sit with Colleen who tells them they're the future of the family. She asks that they not forget where they come from and says her tearful goodbyes. "It's alright, I promise you. I love you." She says. Shawn promises not to let her down. Colleen asks to talk to Bo and says though he doesn’t have Brady blood, he's got the spirit. "I hear you're a pain in the arse," she says, smiling, and everyone laughs. She tells Hope to stand by her man and thinks he's a lucky man to have her. She asks him to take care of her brother. Kayla says she wishes she could help. Colleen calls her a healer and tells Marlena she is the tower of strength in the family and it pleases her to know she'll do what she can to keep the family together. Colleen asks for time alone with Shawn and John, so Hope hugs her and says she'll never forget her. Bo tells Colleen he has always thought of himself as a Brady and always will. Shawn tells her he'll never let Claire forget her and everyone waits outside the door.

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