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Sept. Mourning For Arleen Sorkin DOOL

The other thread is about to be paywalled.

TPTB showed Victor in some behind-the-scenes pictures as an extra tribute to him.

Dimitri & Leo DRAGGED their plan a little further along this week.

Faux soap "Body & Soul" is being mentioned more than some of the plots this soap has going on.

I wonder if Calliope & Eugene will get more DOOL mentions this year than "Body & Soul".

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by Anonymousreply 126October 10, 2023 6:36 AM


by Anonymousreply 1August 31, 2023 4:06 PM

As a proper character sendoff, the writers should have all the actors dress up as Harley Quinn next Halloween & then do a murder mystery to see if viewers can pick out the real killer as a tribute to Arleen. Maybe Eugene (John de Lancie) would be the only one not in a Harley outfit (as he arrives late) & finds her body dead in her original 80s "Harley" outfit. Did her character have any real enemies on the show?

by Anonymousreply 2August 31, 2023 4:20 PM

Who the FUCK are you losers who still watch soap operas in this day and age?

by Anonymousreply 3August 31, 2023 4:25 PM

This little tribute/remembrance from John de Lancie is great; parts made me laugh out loud. ( "Roman is dead today. And it’s NOT funny!")

Eugene did have a love interest prior to Calliope -- Marlena's impossibly sweet & innocent cousin, Trista Evans (Barbara Crampton), who was a nurse. Trista was murdered by the Salem Slasher (Andre DiMera) right after she & Eugene were married.

R2: Calliope had no enemies. Alex thought she mildly annoying at times, but that's about it.

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by Anonymousreply 4August 31, 2023 5:14 PM

Sweet tribute from former head-writer Sheri Anderson:

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by Anonymousreply 5August 31, 2023 5:31 PM

I almost quit watching After Dick Van D. popped up on my screen. Who wants to watch this tired old geezer on a show overflowing with other old geezers?

by Anonymousreply 6September 1, 2023 7:34 PM
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by Anonymousreply 7September 2, 2023 9:03 AM


by Anonymousreply 8September 2, 2023 7:35 PM

[quote] DOOL!

DOOL! :)

by Anonymousreply 9September 2, 2023 7:36 PM

THE Vivian Alamain!

by Anonymousreply 10September 2, 2023 9:22 PM

So happy that Vivian is returning along with people like Phillip, Sonny et al but No Ciara? No Melissa? So many people not returning. I am happy to see Chelsea though and she will even be in a scene with her brother! Teresa is going to have scenes with Kayla, Stephanie and Eric(wonder if GV will be back). I really want to see Chelsea and Steph.. weren't they both after Max at the same time?

by Anonymousreply 11September 2, 2023 9:34 PM


by Anonymousreply 12September 2, 2023 10:15 PM

Wow! I adore Dana Delany (I was completely obsessed with China Beach in the late-80s)...but I had no idea she was such close friends with Arleen Sorkin! What a beautiful tribute! (I love the bit about their two-person Oscar-viewing "parties" because other people talk too much)

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by Anonymousreply 13September 2, 2023 11:52 PM

She seems like such a sweetheart. What did the husband look like? He wrote some of my favorite episodes of Frasier and The Golden Girls

by Anonymousreply 14September 2, 2023 11:57 PM

R14: With their sons.....

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by Anonymousreply 15September 3, 2023 12:05 AM

Andre The Giant's take on this past week =

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by Anonymousreply 16September 3, 2023 10:35 PM

The latest from Dishin' Days -

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by Anonymousreply 17September 4, 2023 1:48 PM

This week's spoilers start at 1:46...

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by Anonymousreply 18September 4, 2023 1:50 PM

I love EJ's new hairstyle. I hope he keeps it.

by Anonymousreply 19September 4, 2023 10:54 PM

R13 MARY! *sobs*


by Anonymousreply 20September 5, 2023 12:38 AM

I always knew Susan was alive.

by Anonymousreply 21September 5, 2023 12:44 AM

Nicole's new face is a fashion don't.

Why do these stars overdo their faces?

Now she looks like the Joker's Daughter.

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by Anonymousreply 22September 5, 2023 10:37 PM

I did not like Heath Ledger in his role as “Joker”.

by Anonymousreply 23September 5, 2023 10:57 PM

Nicole’s FACE!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 24September 5, 2023 11:49 PM

Dying to see her face now. Full on hunter tylo status?

by Anonymousreply 25September 6, 2023 1:50 AM

This soap is so poorly written that I had totally forgotten Xander & Theresa hated each other.

I could've used a refesher course on that kind of stuff than

some of theses useless 2023 flashbacks that they keep showing.

by Anonymousreply 26September 6, 2023 8:11 AM

Another exit confirmed -

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by Anonymousreply 27September 6, 2023 9:32 AM


not a big loss

by Anonymousreply 28September 6, 2023 9:34 AM

I thought Nicole looked better than I've seen her in a while. The difference was striking though as I did a double take. Ironically, I was reading another post on the other DOOL thread about it at the same moment I was watching.

by Anonymousreply 29September 6, 2023 6:03 PM

Zucker looks ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 30September 6, 2023 9:46 PM

The champagne popping was hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 31September 7, 2023 11:16 AM

Am I the only one that finds Tripp and Wendy nauseating? And what about Kayla thinking Tripp was asking to use their house for his romantic tryst with Wendy? He's a friggin' Doctor! Another vomit inducing moment.

by Anonymousreply 32September 7, 2023 5:27 PM

ok I fucking hate Alex but I did chuckle when he realized that he and Theresa aren't related

by Anonymousreply 33September 7, 2023 9:14 PM

Insane Frau at r33 ^^.

by Anonymousreply 34September 7, 2023 9:28 PM

Paul and Andrew are coming back next week! That’s awesome! Andrew and Teresa are interacting and SOD says that Paul is returning to meet a new family member… What new family member? My brain is in a fog … I’m blaming the heat

by Anonymousreply 35September 8, 2023 11:23 AM

Grandad Dick Van Dyke.

by Anonymousreply 36September 8, 2023 12:06 PM


So that’s where they are really going? I was guessing he might an uncle… what does that do though? DVD isn’t staying around

by Anonymousreply 37September 8, 2023 3:05 PM

[quote]Am I the only one that finds Tripp and Wendy nauseating?

I think Ron has a hard time writing 20something straight men. He can't seem to make any of them work. His setting seems to be 70 year old diva. The Wendy actress doesn't help much, she doesn't pop. Tripp should be in a triangle with a bad girl and a good girl.

Also I loved it when Xander told Sonny that Will was probably off cuckolding him somewhere. I was like, damn!

by Anonymousreply 38September 8, 2023 3:12 PM

Xander should be a little more adventurous with his sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 39September 8, 2023 3:34 PM

Was there a DNA test to prove Jigsaw was really John’s father?

BTW, anyone notice what DVD’s character’s last name was?

by Anonymousreply 40September 8, 2023 5:23 PM

WTF is this storyline with DVD?

by Anonymousreply 41September 8, 2023 9:26 PM

I just came here to ask the same thing r41. Really, what the fuck is happening?

by Anonymousreply 42September 8, 2023 9:38 PM


how does it make sense? The most current Who is John's father story made little sense but I just don't get how it jives with how it went down. IF the guy who John met as Timothy Robicheaux, knew that he wasn't really Timothy(based on today's ep), how does that story make sense?

Also I like Sarah(I know most hate her and her portrayer) and I did feel for Sarah... my sister lost a baby and when she had a baby, she was so afraid that history was going to repeat itself(THANKFULLY it didn't!)

by Anonymousreply 43September 8, 2023 10:15 PM

promo! And Belle and Paul meet!

I forget did they meet beforehand?

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by Anonymousreply 44September 9, 2023 12:10 AM

Jigsaw Grandpa no more!!!!!!

John’s SIXTH definitive origin story!

by Anonymousreply 45September 9, 2023 12:15 AM


but this one is DEFINITIVE

by Anonymousreply 46September 9, 2023 12:19 AM


Until next year’s Special Guest Star Bob Newhart shows up and it turns out he is John’s final, we promise, daddy.

It turned out Dr. Stinkface, in what she thought was a kind gesture, switched the DNA test results.

Stay tuned…

by Anonymousreply 47September 9, 2023 12:28 AM

I still don’t understand Parker “Sparkles!” Jonas’ paternity.

After it was revealed Caroline switched the paternity test to make Daniel the father since she hated Philip, Philip took the brat and moved to Chicago, with Chloe tagging along.

How did Philip years later discover the little Matt Damon Slur actually wasn’t his gay son?

by Anonymousreply 48September 9, 2023 1:25 AM

Another perspective -

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by Anonymousreply 49September 9, 2023 10:27 AM

Someone better insist on a DNA test for the DVD character.

by Anonymousreply 50September 9, 2023 3:26 PM

Shrek's 2 minute take on Brady (at 13:30ish) is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 51September 9, 2023 5:47 PM

I thought Shrek was Miss Giddens.

by Anonymousreply 52September 9, 2023 7:27 PM

R44 Yes. Can't recall exactly when Belle and Paul first met, but I do remember that they were both at John and Marlena's 2018 wedding that got interrupted when Marlena got shot.

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by Anonymousreply 53September 9, 2023 11:36 PM

R51 LOL legs up to the moon...

by Anonymousreply 54September 10, 2023 5:23 AM

[quote] LOL

LOOL! :)

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by Anonymousreply 55September 10, 2023 5:26 AM

LOOL! only applies to DOOL threads.

by Anonymousreply 56September 10, 2023 5:31 AM

[quote] LOOL! only applies to DOOL threads.

Title of thread:

[quote] Sept. Mourning For Arleen Sorkin DOOL

It appears DOOLy enough.

by Anonymousreply 57September 10, 2023 5:38 AM

That "nurse" who got shot has an Adam's apple, facial hair, and a neck longer than Rachel Maddow's.

by Anonymousreply 58September 14, 2023 5:05 AM

I thought it WAS Rachel Maddow.

by Anonymousreply 59September 15, 2023 3:05 AM

Shane is returning next week!

by Anonymousreply 60September 15, 2023 9:08 PM

Shane is coming back? Charles Shaughenessy?

But he was under contract at GH in March when this would have been filmed.

by Anonymousreply 61September 15, 2023 9:22 PM

This week's shows make me wonder whether Dick Van Dyke will become a fixture on the show. It seems like it would be hard to write him off (unless he dies) after so many years of not knowing his family.

Johnny looks, well, ripe these days. In a good way.

by Anonymousreply 62September 15, 2023 9:27 PM

SOD says that DVD is finished after this week

Here is the info about Shane... I guess it's possible he won't be seen on screen?

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by Anonymousreply 63September 15, 2023 9:32 PM

I don’t really watch daytime soaps but I know her from my childhood watching Batman. She was an excellent actress because Harley Quinn was specifically created for her. Paul Dini of Batman The Animated Series saw her role on DOOL and found a female counterpart for The Joker in her. I’ve watched her scenes in DOOL and her charisma was off the charts.

All the other Harley Quinn actresses don’t compare to her original version that had the right balance of quirkiness, sweetness, psychosis, self sufficiency and neediness, HQ is a complex character role that Arleen mastered. Batman TAS was ahead of its time in serial TV animation for adults.

by Anonymousreply 64September 15, 2023 9:40 PM

R61 Some GH viewers noticed that Charles Shaughnessy was off-contract per that show's on-screen credits in early April. And since GH's tape-to-broadcast is about a month out, that could mean that he became available to Days in March.

by Anonymousreply 65September 15, 2023 9:46 PM

Shane's in the promo!!!

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by Anonymousreply 66September 15, 2023 11:08 PM

Marlena's hair looked the worst that I've ever seen this week.

She looked like she got caught in the rain but it quickly dried.

The DVD character was a complete waste of my time.

I hope he is gone for good.

by Anonymousreply 67September 16, 2023 2:03 AM

I love Deidre’s new hairstyle!

by Anonymousreply 68September 16, 2023 2:05 AM

[quote]The DVD character was a complete waste of my time.

No more so than Jigsaw Grandpa was.

At least Dick Van Dyke is a name, so he's bringing some extra publicity to the show.

by Anonymousreply 69September 16, 2023 2:36 AM

Who's "Jigsaw Grandpa", precious? Who's "Jigsaw Grandpa"?

by Anonymousreply 70September 16, 2023 2:40 AM

[quote]Who's "Jigsaw Grandpa"?

The last person who was revealed to be John's biological father. Five or six years back.,

We called him Jigsaw something or another.

by Anonymousreply 71September 16, 2023 2:47 AM

Jigsaw Grandpa was played by Tobin Bell, the same actor who plays Jigsaw in the Saw movies.

I liked DVD's arc. It's fun that they wrote a part for Hogestyn's bestie from the gym. He's pretty damn spry for 97.

by Anonymousreply 72September 16, 2023 9:56 AM

I’m enjoying the DVD arc. I love Paul as well.

by Anonymousreply 73September 16, 2023 10:30 AM

Well, shit....Shane is going to be in Salem next week?? I guess I'll have to tune in. The 17-18 year-old that still resides within me will always have a crush on Shane/Charles Shaughnessy. ALWAYS.

I had the most delightful conversation with Kristian Alfonso about him, and the Bo/Hope/Kim/Shane era, when I met her, about 20 years ago (in a non-fan setting). She was a Kim/Shane fan! "I loved their story!" (direct quote). She said that was her favorite period of the show -- when Bo & Hope were intertwined with Kim & Shane. The Prisms, the Dragon/England, Miami/Victor, Baby Andrew etc. She described "Charlie" as "dreamy" and admitted to having a huge crush on him back then. She said that every woman on the show had a crush on "Charlie".

by Anonymousreply 74September 16, 2023 11:20 AM

R72 "they wrote a part for Hogestyn's bestie from the gym".


by Anonymousreply 75September 16, 2023 5:21 PM

Another take on this week of DOOL drama =

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by Anonymousreply 76September 16, 2023 5:23 PM

R76, that guy is a national treasure and should be protected at all costs.

by Anonymousreply 77September 16, 2023 5:30 PM

I agree R77 like in a zoo (not on my soap screen).

by Anonymousreply 78September 16, 2023 5:40 PM

Whoops! R76. I hope you were referring to DVD & not Andre The Giant up above at R76 or else that reply just came off as a racist one.

by Anonymousreply 79September 16, 2023 5:42 PM

^ I meant that for R77 not R76.

by Anonymousreply 80September 16, 2023 5:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 81September 16, 2023 5:43 PM

No, I was referring to Andre. I love that guy. He's a soap fan in the way my Grandma used to be a soap fan. She used to talk about the characters like they were real people and not characters on a TV show. I also love his accent.

by Anonymousreply 82September 16, 2023 5:45 PM


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by Anonymousreply 83September 16, 2023 5:53 PM

"Shawn didn't come home last night."

Now zoom over to the other side of the bed Shawn's in and show his Grindr hook-up.

by Anonymousreply 84September 16, 2023 7:20 PM


by Anonymousreply 85September 16, 2023 7:21 PM

This week's spoilers start at 1:36 =

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by Anonymousreply 86September 17, 2023 7:42 AM

Chambo appearing in a straight Hallmark movie

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by Anonymousreply 87September 19, 2023 5:40 PM

No pecs in those Fraumark movies. Not even implants!

by Anonymousreply 88September 19, 2023 7:50 PM


by Anonymousreply 89September 19, 2023 7:52 PM

Nice that Chandler is cashing Hallmark checks.

by Anonymousreply 90September 20, 2023 12:49 AM

Chandler should be doing avant-garde indie flicks where he's walking around naked.

by Anonymousreply 91September 20, 2023 1:01 AM

That Nanny guy looks ancient with that white hair.

by Anonymousreply 92September 20, 2023 2:30 AM

Who's writing should we be looking forward to when Cartooni's pre-strike scripts end?

by Anonymousreply 93September 20, 2023 9:59 PM

Sheri Anderson r93.

Her material will start just before the Christmas episodes

by Anonymousreply 94September 20, 2023 10:00 PM

Wendy's eyes are all over the map. I don't know which one to look at. Don't they have actors workshops for that sort of thing?

by Anonymousreply 95September 21, 2023 4:28 AM

I hear we're getting some new teens. Tate and Holly. Will they be the Last Blast Crew, Part II - Electric Boogaloo?

by Anonymousreply 96September 21, 2023 4:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 97September 21, 2023 4:42 AM

Maybe Tripp can operate on Wendy's eyes & give them some stability.

That close up with EJ today had me puzzled on what it was she was supposed to be looking at.

by Anonymousreply 98September 21, 2023 4:46 AM

R96 How old are they supposed to be?

by Anonymousreply 99September 21, 2023 4:47 AM

Wonky eyes!

by Anonymousreply 100September 21, 2023 4:48 AM

So now that EJ has fired Wendy what will be her next big Salem job?

A desk job at Salem PD?

Using her hack skills for Black Patch?

by Anonymousreply 101September 21, 2023 4:51 AM

I'd suggest Wendy become a gay porn producer and steal Tripp away from Corbin Fisher.

by Anonymousreply 102September 21, 2023 7:13 AM

Johnny doesn't seem to ever have a job - perhaps Wendy could recruit him too?

by Anonymousreply 103September 21, 2023 10:42 AM

Latest casting news =

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by Anonymousreply 104September 21, 2023 4:45 PM
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by Anonymousreply 105September 23, 2023 4:37 AM

Andre's back with his unique insight -

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by Anonymousreply 106September 23, 2023 4:39 AM

Catching up with another Days cast =

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by Anonymousreply 107September 23, 2023 4:41 AM

Thaao was their latest guest interview =

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by Anonymousreply 108September 23, 2023 4:42 AM

Is Dee Dee Halls on Ozempic?

She seems much thinner in recent episodes. Especially noticeable in her face.

by Anonymousreply 109September 23, 2023 5:30 AM

It's the time of year Dee sheds her husk and is reborn as the timeless ingenue we all love.

by Anonymousreply 110September 23, 2023 9:36 AM

When I logged into Peacock, the latest line had a Dick Van Dyke Show block right next to my DOOL block.

I hope TPTB aren't going to push more guest appearances to hawk whatever shows that they have just acquired.

by Anonymousreply 111September 24, 2023 11:47 PM

Actually, I think that's a good thing. Let them use Days to push other shows and do whatever they want. Bring on the guest stars and whatever else.

by Anonymousreply 112September 25, 2023 12:00 AM
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by Anonymousreply 113September 25, 2023 1:52 AM

Let's hope Peacock buys the "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" catalog and features countless promos from it when Queen Dee was barely a teenager.

by Anonymousreply 114September 25, 2023 6:58 PM

[quote] from it when Queen Dee was barely a teenager.

The early 2000s?

by Anonymousreply 115September 25, 2023 7:08 PM

R115 We don't want to raise that issue, as back in the day some speculated that young Dee may have been lying about her age in order to obtain a work permit that didn't require parental supervision.

by Anonymousreply 116September 25, 2023 7:46 PM

This week's spoilers start at 1:32 =

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by Anonymousreply 117September 26, 2023 1:36 AM

I feel asleep watching Monday's show.

Tuesday's show was better but I can do without the whole "Alex is Vic's son crap".

What a waste of time.

by Anonymousreply 118September 27, 2023 5:34 AM


It’s a Boy… and a Girl! Days of Our Lives Casts Two Newcomers In Legacy Roles

Look at them all grown up! If you’ve been thinking that the Days of Our Lives teen scene has been a bit anemic lately, don’t worry, because it’s about to receive a fresh infusion as two legacy kids are making their way to Salem the week of October 9!

Soap Opera Digest reports that Theresa and Brady’s son, Tate, will be heading to Salem, played by newcomer Jamie Martin Mann, and Nicole and the late Daniel’s daughter (and Maggie’s granddaughter), Holly, will be popping up played by Ashley Puzemis. Both will be SORASed (soap opera rapid aging syndrome) to teenagers, which might be a bit of a shock to some folks.

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by Anonymousreply 119September 27, 2023 5:42 AM

Great - can't wait to hear the hip dialogue the 60+ year-old writers come up with for the NuNuNuTeens.

by Anonymousreply 120September 27, 2023 12:59 PM

I'm not going to write off the Alex is Victor's son story. I want to see how it plays out. It's one of those stories that isn't a blatant slap in the face of history, because Victor was into Angelica. The only problem I have with the story is that Victor was so desperate for an heir, I just can't imagine him letting go of Alex that easily. But I can let it slide because Victor did love Justin like a son and wouldn't want to deliberately hurt him.

I also applaud Ron for using a character death for new story. It does annoy me that they didn't run down to the hospital for an immediate DNA test to be sure.

TLDR take: I'm not mad at this story. Let's see where it's going.

Also, I didn't care about Theresa all that much during her last run, but I liked the character this time. Will be interesting to see Emily O'Brien's take on the role.

by Anonymousreply 121September 27, 2023 1:07 PM

Victor's son is not Alexander "Alex" Kiriakis, but Alexandros "Xander" Kiriakis. Theresa fucked with the will when she had it in her possession.

And I think it's good and soapy.

by Anonymousreply 122September 27, 2023 2:02 PM

R122 Making Xander Victor's son is something I can get on board with. Alex, no.

by Anonymousreply 123September 27, 2023 5:54 PM

A link to the next October 2023 thread =

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by Anonymousreply 124September 27, 2023 6:54 PM

Let's try this one =

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