Days of Our Lives Spherical Desk: Salem Mourns Victor Kiriakis

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Victor Kiriakis was killed in a airplane crash as Maggie and his household had been left to grieve his loss again in Salem.

Our TV Fanatics, Jack and Christine, are joined by Monica from MyHourglass, a Days of Our Lives fan discussion board, to decide on their favourite flashbacks, debate whether or not Chloe ought to settle for Xander’s proposal, if Li’s present had ominous intent, and if Paulina needs to be mayor?

And it was Suzanne Rogers’ (Maggie) fiftieth anniversary on Days of Our Lives. See what our spherical desk crew considered the celebration…

It was Suzanne Rogers’ fiftieth anniversary with Days of Our Lives. Do you might have a favourite Maggie storyline?

Monica: I keep in mind watching Maggie and Victor’s courtship a zillion years in the past and discovering it very candy and real looking. I am *not* sufficiently old to have seen the storyline proven on Friday of Julie saving Maggie from an oven fireplace, however I certain want I had!

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I additionally hadn’t identified that Maggie died as soon as or was considered lifeless. Is there anybody in Salem who hasn’t come again from the lifeless?

Jack: Maggie has been on Days of Our Lives longer than I have been watching. I used to be intrigued by the flashback of Maggie rescuing Julie from the oven fireplace, and I’d like to see extra of that! I am additionally fascinated by her authentic wrestle with alcohol.

Of tales I’ve seen, I beloved Maggie falling in love with Victor, and any time she helps Brady or Lucas steer clear of alcohol (or, in Brady’s case, dependancy to relationships) is all the time properly value watching.

Christine: Oh, I beloved all of this. And I am ageing myself, however as I’ve actually watched the present my total life, I keep in mind Maggie and Mickey properly. They had been earlier than the cleaning soap tremendous couple craze of the Nineteen Eighties, however they had been a Salem staple for years.

However there was one thing about Maggie and Victor that was so unexpectedly candy. It makes me wish to return and watch their courtship over again.

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The Kiriakis household mourned Victor. Have been you proud of the flashbacks and the way these scenes had been dealt with now that the present is addressing John Aniston’s demise?

Monica: I simply beloved seeing the previous flashbacks! It is wonderful that so many solid members are the identical as in many years previous that Days can replay all these previous clips.

The flashbacks from the previous few years had been much less enjoyable. And do not get me began on the “new normal” of flashbacks from earlier in the identical episode! That drives me bananas.

Jack: I used to be thrilled! Victor deserved an enormous send-off, and people clips we received again in December weren’t almost sufficient.

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I am glad that Days confirmed numerous folks’s reactions to and relationship with Victor in addition to a whole lot of totally different flashbacks. That is a lot better than that one-scene dialogue on the Pub that Stefano received after Joe Mascolo’s demise!

I might have performed with out Shawn’s self-blame or Brady specializing in Xander and Chloe and attacking Xander in the course of Xander’s grief, however in any other case, these scenes had been very properly performed.

However Julie, Maggie wasn’t Victor’s solely nice love. Caroline was, too.

Christine: I simply adored the flashbacks of Justin and Victor. Wally Kurth and John Aniston had a really particular chemistry nearly from the start.

It was additionally a reminder of how lengthy these actors have identified each other and the way troublesome the lack of John Aniston have to be for them.

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Chloe rebuffed Brady’s advances and instructed Belle she was contemplating accepting Xander’s proposal. Do you hope she does?

Monica: Actually, I am having a tough time mustering any enthusiasm in any respect about Xander’s love life. Neither Chloe’s nor Sarah’s forgiveness appears in any respect plausible contemplating what he is performed to every prior to now.

I used to be intrigued by Sarah’s look within the final scene of the week; wanting superbly pregnant. I’m wondering what’s in retailer for us?

Jack: Now that Xander is face-to-face with a pregnant Sarah, no. Chloe’s setting herself up for heartbreak as a result of Xander and Sarah can be again collectively ultimately.

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Christine: I was an enormous fan of Xander and Sarah, however now I can not say that I care.

Sure, Xander has performed horrible issues, as many have in Salem, and I do not assume Sarah will ever come to phrases with that.

Surprisingly, I discover myself rooting for Chloe and Xander, because the actually do appear to have shaped a strong friendship.

Sadly, I am guessing that between Sarah’s being pregnant, and the percentages of Philip coming again for Victor’s funeral, the percentages of Xander and Chloe remaining a cheerful couple will not final lengthy.

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Li gifted Gabi and Stefan a clock for his or her wedding ceremony, which is taken into account dangerous luck in sure cultures. Do you assume this was his means of “putting a clock” on their new marriage, or one thing extra ominous?

Monica: Sorry, however that is one other storyline I am simply not excited about anymore. Okay, certain, giving a clock as a present in Chinese language tradition is dangerous luck. However I’ve extra burning questions.

Why did the clock solely begin ticking after some time and never when Li first gave the field to Gabi? If it is ticking, is it an old-school wind-up clock, or did Li purchase an electrical clock that additionally ticks loudly?

And as an apart, Li’s sweater was giving critical crossing-guard vibes!

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Jack: I believe it was meant to be somewhat dig at their marriage; like Li saying congrats, I am going to gloat when it does not final.

However since Camila Banus is exiting Days quickly, it in all probability will find yourself being a foul omen.

Christine: I worry it is a dangerous omen, which is disturbing.

I simply hope it means Gabi might need to depart city, not find yourself the subsequent lifeless particular person we hope comes again to life in Salem.

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After showing to do properly together with his remedy, Shawn spiraled as he blamed himself for Victor’s demise. Do you discover this repetitive or real looking?

Monica: Ugh, this was so cringy. “For God’s sake, Belle, just leave me alone!” I imply, if the writers need a storyline wherein Sean battles critical psychological sickness, I am all for it, however this simply looks like a man flying off the deal with randomly and inconsistently.

Jack: This was repetitive and pointless.

Sure, alcoholics usually tend to slip up when wired. But it surely does not work the best way it’s all the time proven on Days the place folks go from 100% sober to a full-blown working towards alcoholic in 5 seconds.

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What would have been real looking can be for Shawn to wrestle for some time, try to achieve out for assist, after which finally fail anyway. Instantly slipping again into pushing Belle away and operating to the bar is nothing however a repeated beat.

Christine: Contemplating Shawn hadn’t been in remedy lengthy, I discovered this extra real looking.

Shawn’s been on shaky emotional floor since he shot his father months in the past.

And he is solely simply been sober, so I can see him turning again to alcohol and pushing Belle away once more as he is mired in self-blame.

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What do you consider Abe appointing Paulina to fill in for him as mayor as an alternative of Rawlings?

Monica: Massive mistake, in fact. Paulina can be her steamrolling self and trigger all types of bother. I solely hope that Abe can get his reminiscence again earlier than it will get too dangerous.

I did love Abe’s traces about Rawlings turning Salem right into a dictatorship and that “In politics these days, anything is possible!” A touch upon present occasions in the actual world, maybe?

Jack: Whereas I like the thought of Paulina as mayor, that is foolish. Jack was mayor for six months with full-blown amnesia. Why cannot Abe resume his duties, aside from Rawlings sneering that he cannot?

Christine: Generally spouses have stepped into the political function in actual life, and Paulina had been elected governor, so it does not appear to be that is too ridiculous. And if Paulina and Abe work collectively behind the scenes, they may make a formidable crew towards Rawlings.

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What aggravated the heck out of you this week in Salem?

Monica: The one-and-done Iceland scenes (are you able to say “Reykjavík”?). Whereas I did love Leo’s outfit (that rainbow sparkly puffer jacket!), this bed room comedy was all bed room and no comedy for me.

Gwen nearly discovering out about Leo, and Magic P is getting previous. Okay, it was enjoyable that Leo’s cowl story a few Madonna live performance occurred on the Queen of Pop’s sixty fifth birthday.

Additionally (granted, tremendous choosy!) for the tremendous nerds: opposite to what Melinda claimed on Monday, Warren G. Harding didn’t coin the time period “normalcy.”

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Jack: Why did Dimitri ever assume he might get away with booty calls with Leo ON HIS HONEYMOON IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY? Leo’s excuses for why he was there have been ridiculous, and if Gwen believes this, she’s stupider than I believed.

I additionally could not stand Brady this week. Kissing Chloe with out permission was dangerous sufficient, however then minutes after studying Victor died, he purposely instructed Xander about it to mark his territory. Gross!

Christine: I like Leo, and I typically discover this Leo/Dimitri/Gwen triangle enjoyable, however the Iceland romp simply did not work, (except you are speaking about Leo’s outfit, which made me smile.) And why would not Dimitri and Leo have their tryst in Leo’s room the place they would not be caught?

And Chanel agreeing to exit with Talia. For the love of all that is holy, can we please make Talia go away already? I’ve actually had sufficient of her.

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What was your favourite quote, scene, or storyline in Salem this week?

Monica: There have been fairly a number of this week! If I had to decide on one, it was seeing Maggie faucet dance in a flashback on the finish of Friday’s episode.

Jack: All of the tributes to Victor had been beautiful and heartbreaking. I particularly appreciated Kate and Roman’s dialog about Victor. And I beloved Julie’s help of Maggie on this Days of Our Lives quote…

All the things that makes you cry at the moment,will consolation you tomorrow, and in years to return will carry you pleasure.


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Each time one thing like this occurs, Julie should understand on some degree how fortunate she is that Doug is 98 years previous and nonetheless in good well being!

Maggie’s grief was additionally well-done. I used to be afraid they had been going to chop it quick, however they did it completely.

If you say that vow, if you say these phrases ’til demise do us half’ you are not fascinated by the day when that may inevitably occur.


And I am thrilled that Kate lastly known as Philip. I do not care what actor performs him; leaving him out of Victor’s memorial can be an unforgivable sin so far as I am involved.

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Lastly, exterior of the Victor stuff, I appreciated Shawn standing as much as Rawlings:

Rawlings: Are you accusing me of abusing my energy?
Shawn: I am not the one throwing round accusations.
Rawlings: I had what that lady did to me on tape!
Shawn: And I’ve precise assault victims whose instances I would like to unravel. So if you happen to can go and act as mayor whereas I am going and do my job, that may be nice.

Christine: It was troublesome to not make the comparisson to Doug and Julie. They had been Days’ first tremendous couple earlier than the time period was coined!

However nearly all of Friday’s episode the place Victor’s household mourns him was good. I can not wait to return and watch it once more.

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And from the promo for subsequent week, it seems to be like we’re in for extra.

Now it is your flip, Days followers. Did you might have a favourite flashback? Hit that SHOW COMMENTS button down under to share it with us.

Then take a look at Jack Ori’s Days of Our Lives evaluate right here at TV Fanatic.

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