Hope focused episode. Spoiler warning!

On June 8, “Days of our Lives” will feature a special episode focused on Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso). In the episode Hope retreats to the Horton cabin in order to sort through her feelings for Rafe (Galen Gering) and Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove). There she is visited by people from her past, including her dead husband Bo Brady (Peter Reckell), her first husband Larry Welch (Andrew Masset), and even Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo). Long time viewers may remember that Hope was duped into marrying the crooked D.A. Larry Welch, but was rescued by Bo at their first wedding. Hope went on to marry him, but later realized the crimes he had committed and turned on him. Welch returned in 2003 to get his revenge on Hope, but eventually met his maker.

With these three important figures from her life, Hope revisits her past and the things she’s done, and even comes to terms with wrongfully killing Stefano. She also receives a special visit from her son Zack (Scott Shilstone) as a grown man. Zack was killed in 2006 when Bo’s daughter Chelsea accidentally hit him with a car. By the end of the episode Hope will have made a choice as to how to move forward with Rafe and Aiden.

Days of our Lives recently aired a similar episode focused on Jennifer’s character in which Matthew Ashford returned as Jack Deveraux to help Jennifer deal with her addiction problem.

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– Dustin Cushman