Looking back at the good, the bad and the what the… ?!? that we saw over the past year on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. The past 12 months in Salem were quite a doozy — especially since the time jump meant it was really two years!
Check out our picks for the best and worst of DAYS in the photo gallery below!
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DAYS Kristen Nicole mask
Seriously, where can we get one of Dr. Rolf’s masks? You know, like the one that allowed Kristen to not only look like Nicole but sound like her, too! Runner-up in this category: the app that let Gabi, with the push of a button, get Julie’s heart racing even more than the idea of another cruise with her beloved Doug!
DAYS Gabi coffin
We had a tough time getting worked up about the idea of Julie dying given the sheer number of people who joined the ranks of the living dead this year. Heck, Stefan’s heart may now beat in Julie’s chest, but we’re still not entirely convinced that he won’t, like dad Stefano so often did, stage a miraculous resurrection!
Why must JJ be perpetually mopey? Between fighting with his amnesiac father and mooning over his nearly-deported girlfriend, the guy was the living embodiment of the pooper that every party reportedly has. We’d hoped that the time jump might put some pep in his step, but… yeah, no.
DAYS Xander Leo
Most Entertaining Seduction
Everything about Greg Rikaart’s Leo Stark was a blast, but the highlight had to be watching him try to blackmail Xander into a tryst. Given that Paul Telfer’s Xander is basically a walking thirst trap, we couldn’t blame Leo for giving it his best shot!
DAYS Abe Sheila
From the moment the soap introduced Tionne Watkins (aka T-Boz) as Sheila, we were madly in love with the have-not who left us wanting more. And when Valerie left town, we assumed that the path would be clear for a Sheila/Abe pairing. Rumors are flying that Sheila might soon return, and that’s music to our ears.
Days Xander Maggie
Who’d have thought that straight-arrow Maggie and twisted-as-they-come Xander would find common ground? Then again, given the matriarch’s marriage to villainous Victor, it probably shouldn’t surprise us that she managed to see the good in Sarah’s would-be beau!