"Days of our Lives" viewers were stunned, this week, when Bo (<strong>Peter Reckell</strong>) and Hope's (<strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong>) only daughter, Ciara (<strong>Vivian Jovanni</strong>) was raped at the hands of her step brother Chase (<strong>Jonathon McClendon</strong>). Sure, the young teen seemed a bit off and moody, but nobody suspected he could ever be capable of such violence, especially against someone he claimed to truly care about like Ciara. 

Ever since <strong>Kate Mansi</strong> (Abigail Deveraux) announced she was leaving "Days of our Lives" when her contract expires, fans have been agonizing over the impending loss. Not only will they be losing the show's most popular 20-something heroine, but also half of the most beloved and charismatic supercouple the soap has developed in years, Chad and Abby. That is, unless "DAYS" recasts Abigail.

It seems like one memorial service after the next, these days on "Days of our Lives." First, Will Horton (Guy Wilson) was murdered. Then, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) succumbed to a brain tumor. Then, Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) was killed in a car crash, followed by Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo) being shot to death by Hope.

He took three bullets square in the chest, collapsed in a chair, and was pronounced dead by Rafe (Galen Gering). The Phoenix, as portrayed by Joseph Mascolo, appears to be done for good, this time around, with no chance of ever rising again. Did "Days of our Lives" make a huge mistake killing off Stefano?

Last week on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," actor <strong>Jason Thompson</strong> (ex-Patrick Drake, "General Hospital") made his debut as Billy Abbott. Are you watching?

"General Hospital's" Dante (Dominic Zambrogna) and Lulu (Emme Rylan) have been in a marital mess for months. It all started when Dante wrongly thought Lulu cheated on him with Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins), so he retaliated by sleeping with Valerie (Brytni Sarpi) Add Lulu's ex, Johnny (Brandon Barash), to the mix and things got even more complicated.

After eight years of playing suave Salem surgeon Daniel Jonas, actor Shawn Christian was let go from "Days of our Lives." In a stunning move, his character was scripted as the victim in a fatal car crash caused by a drunk Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan).

After months (and months and months) of anticipation, the moment soap fans have been waiting for has finally happened: “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman has returned to the canvas with the official reveal of <strong>Justin Hartley</strong> in the role!

There were a lot of ghosts and ghouls running around last week for Halloween, but they weren’t the only blasts from the pasts as of late. Several classic television shows have been given second lives, including “Veronica Mars,” “Family Guy,” “The Comeback” and "Twin Peaks" (the latter of which you can read more about <a title="Showtime To Air New Episodes of Cult Classic ‘Twin Peaks;’ Will ‘Y&R’s’ Ray Wise Return to the Series?" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/10/showtime-air-new-episodes-cult-classic-twin-peaks" target="_blank">here</a>), making it all the rage in Hollywood at the moment. But which resurrected shows have proven to be the best back-from-the-dead successes? You can decide!

“It’s impossible to forget Samantha Brady!” declared Caroline (<strong>Peggy McCay</strong>) on yesterday’s episode of “Days of our Lives,” exactly mirroring the thoughts that many of the sudser’s fans have had on their minds leading up to star <strong>Alison Sweeney</strong>’s last episode today. Many tears have been shed (both onscreen and off), but was the character’s exit really movie magic? Or would a completely different ending been the way to go?

A deafening shot rang out on Friday’s episode of “Days of our Lives,” but the piercing blast wasn’t able to drown out cries from fans who realized that the bullet probably spelled the end of EJ (<strong>James Scott</strong>). And once the howling began — onscreen and off — it built into a frenzy leading up to the character’s final moments in Salem, which played out on today’s episode. But just how powerful were the scenes, which seemingly put the nail in the coffin for the relationship between EJ and Sami (<strong>Alison Sweeney</strong>), as well? And was the story the best way for Scott’s alter ego to be written off the canvas?

Nothing stirs up controversy quite like the tumultuous relationship between “Days of our Lives’” Sami (<strong>Alison Sweeney</strong>) and EJ (<strong>James Scott</strong>). And as the characters’ time in Salem draws near to an end, their complicated connection appears to be nothing short of the exhilarating emotional journey its been since the couple first met in 2006. The latest jaw-dropping twist: The estranged pair hit the sheets for a steamy sex session!

“Days of our Lives” debuted the new Chad DiMera on Friday, September 12 with <strong>Billy Flynn</strong> in the shoes of EJ’s (<strong>James Scott</strong>) little brother, and the character hit the canvas with an almost literal bang!