Full detailed profile on Doug Williams Played by Bill Hayes on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Bill Hayes (NBC)
Birthday: June 5 1925
We see Stefano at the church. He leaves a pawn from a chess set, by Claire's painting and we see flashbacks of Stefano is having someone tattoo John's back with the phoenix, branding him as a pawn. We see John finding his name on a sign, John and Marlena rafting and then kissing ashore. We see John giving Marlena that beautiful charm bracelet and Shawn says, "To our friend, our son, our brother" Hope, Sami, Doug and Julie all reminisces about when John woke up from his coma and Shawn finishes, "Beloved, John Black."
Stephanie gets Kayla something to eat and gives Steve a paper with her new number at the sorority house and school schedule.
In a booth, Bo, Abe and Roman figure out that there is a serial number on the glass. They read, "27RL4. It doesn’t give us much."
Shawn Sr. makes a toast. Everyone raises their glasses. "To my boy Johnny, a Brady if there ever was one."
Family gathers at the pub and Belle tells Sami that Brady and Chloe are snowed in and can't make it. Eric's not coming either, says Sami. Doug says the whole vendetta thing has gone out of control and Steve agrees, remembering he was the one who took John back to Salem. "I never figured that he'd end up being one of my best friends," he says sadly while Kayla hugs him.
Stephanie apologizes to Abe for his loss and Lexi thanks her. Celeste thinks John will be a very restless soul.
Jett asks Chelsea where Nick is and finds out that he's home with the kids. He didn't know John well.
Arriving late to the pub, Lucas runs into EJ and yells, "What are you doing here?" EJ says he came to repay his respects, and sets Lucas off. He belts EJ in the gut and EJ goes down, while Kate, Abe, Doug, Steve and Sami run outside to tell EJ to get lost and have some respect.
Belle and Shawn arrive at church where Belle says another tear filled goodbye to her father. Shawn hugs her while Hope enters the church to comfort Belle.
Lexi arrives, lights a candle and she and Abe take their seat with Celeste.
Philip, Billie and Chelsea arrive at the church and sit with Doug and Julie.
Roman arrives with Marlena and Maggie and Belle goes to her mother for a hug, while Sami, Lucas and Will take their seats next to them. The Father starts his prayers. Caroline and Shawn Sr. are seated across from them. An uninvited Victor makes an appearance and says though he's sure he wasn't welcomed, he admits he could have handled the whole thing with Claire differently and can't hope to match how John was a man of honor and conviction. Flashbacks ensue. Victor says John took his name from a sign at the midnight mission and even having no real name, he had courage. "I will miss him." He says and wishes he could make things right. Shawn Sr. stands up and thanks Victor.
Caroline gets up to talk and says they considered John their son and an honorary Brady. She kisses his casket, kisses it and through tears tells him, "We will miss you son."
Hope gets up and says John was everyone's hero and that he came to her rescue more times than she can remember. She wanted to be a pillar of strength but breaks down mid-sentence and apologizes to John that she can't be strong. "Not when I've lost my brother." She sobs and Bo comes to her to hold her.
Anna gets up to speak and tells the family that Carrie, who always thought of John as another father, could not be there. Anna says she wishes she could have shared some of Carrie's memories and that John raised a better daughter than she ever could and she'll always be grateful.
Abe tells the family he has seen John's courage, determination and love for his family. Abe is emotional as he speaks and we see another flashback to the past. Abe says he's proud to call John a friend and that though John wasn't officially a police officer, in recognition of his time as captain of the Salem PD, he is proud to say that he'll be buried with full policeman's honors. He salutes John's casket.
Belle leaves a finger painting that Claire made for John, near his casket and promises she'll tell Claire all about John. "She'll be as proud of you as I am," she says, then sobs.
Sami goes to the podium and says she never would have thought she'd be giving a eulogy because in the past she and John didn't get along well. She calls John a caring, loving, forgiving man, a good friend, a heroic father…"I can only begin to tell you how lucky I am to have two wonderful fathers," she says through tears. She thanks him for always being there for her, hers sister and especially for her mom. "But now I'm going to be there for you. Your death will count for something, I promise," she whispers.
Roman gets up to the podium and says he's sure nobody had a stranger relationship with John than he, since they shared a name, family and a life. He makes the family smile as he takes them down memory lane with and remembers how when he came home angry to Salem to find there was a new Roman Brady who had taken his place, but that John came to him and said he'd step aside. Roman thinks John had class and says if anyone was ever going to have his name, "I am honored it was you!"
Marlena thanks everyone for coming, saying he touched so many lives. "Here I am my love. I'm having a hard time finding the words to say what you meant to me. You knew, you always knew you were my life, my everything, my friend, my confidant, my lover, my gem. You were my knight in shining armor," she says, but stops talking when Stefano arrives in a wheelchair!
At the pub, Hope continues to read the letters to John, Marlena, Doug and Julie. They read of Santo searching for Colleen, but the priest refuses to let him see her. Santo accuses him of sending her to eternal damnation. Everyone around the table becomes confused. Whatever happened, isn't directly revealed, but that's what cost Colleen her life. As they read on, they see that the doomed couple became social lepers and could only turn for help to Shawn. Santo meets with the young boy and tells him about how they could be a family and travel to the wild west. 'I would like for you and your sister to see so many things,' Santo says, but he needs Shawn to convince his sister to let him see her again. He offers the boy a gold watch to sweeten the deal, but Shawn rejects it and runs away. Skipping to the last letter, they find no direct answer to their questions but that Shawn revealed the truth to his sister. She returned to the church, vowing to make up for her failure. Although she admits to the priest that she has wrong feelings for Santo, she will wipe them away in time. The letter ends with her begging Santo to stay away from her forever. Nothing has been explained. Suddenly, Shawn walks through the door with Bo. 'It's time I told you the truth about the night I killed my sister,' he says.
Hope, Julie, Doug, Marlena and John sit down at the pub with tea and read the last of the letters. Flashback to Santo entering the Irish church and asking Father Mallory to help find Colleen Brady. Father Mallory says Colleen should be by shortly and goes off while Colleen shows up. She tells Santo that her heart belongs to the church and him, and she'll marry him. Santo jumps for joy! Hope stops reading and says Colleen left the church a long time ago! John wonders what went wrong, if Colleen agreed to marry Santo. Julie suggests they read on so Marlena takes the letter and reads Santo's words, "Your love is my miracle, my faith and my religion. We will live every day reliving our true destiny as husband and wife." Colleen is praying when her father and Shawn enter the church, along with Father Mallory. Santo arrives at the church and Colleen is ready to tell them but Santo enters the church and distracts her. She goes to him and asks him to let her do this on her own. Santo gives her a huge diamond ring and tells her to take it as a sign of their love. Hope takes over reading, "Love comes from the heart, not from something someone wears on their hand." Colleen says. She closes the ring box and promises they'll marry as soon as they can. Santo is thrilled and gives her the ring. She puts it in her pocket as Pete and Shawn arrive by Santo's side. Santo tells them all he's just leaving. Once he is gone, Colleen tells her father she is leaving the church to marry Santo. Pete is shocked and confused and Shawn is hurt and frightened by the news. Colleen tells them that she hasn't lost her love for the church, but Pete doesn't know what to believe. Father Mallory tries to change her mind while Shawn watches in pain. Hope stops reading.
Marlena says Colleen was a true Brady. "Colleen stood her ground." Julie cries out that poor Shawn was caught in the middle. Hope reads that Colleen ended it the only way she knew how. She pauses and looks at everyone. Flashback to Colleen hugging Shawn while Pete tells Shawn that Colleen is no sister to him and no daughter to himself. Colleen cries and tells a sobbing Shawn he is as sweet and dear to her as the day he was born. Colleen tells her father she found the truth and she knows she belongs with the man she loves. She gives Father Mallory the ring and figures he can sell it and give the money to the homeless. She says she'll never forget the lessons she has learned. Hope stops reading and they all agree they need to put a stop to the vendetta.