Today marked a huge milestone for “Days of Our Lives” as it aired its 13,000th episode.
The show hit the airwaves on Nov. 8, 1965, the brainchild of soap opera matriarch Irna Phillips, Allan Chase, and of course, Ted and Betty Corday. Last year it celebrated its 50th year to much fanfare, and recently Executive Producer Ken Corday learned he’d receive his Walk of Fame star. Actress Deidre Hall (Marlena) received hers earlier this year.
SO Many Days…
“Days of Our Lives” has followed the lives of the Horton family, their good friends, and extended family. We’ve seen their ups and downs, gripping mysteries, glorious romances, as well as countless births and deaths over the years. We’ve had evil twins, devil possession, back-from-the-dead, and even buried alive stories that have kept fans riveted and glued to their TV sets (and now perhaps online) for five decades.
Today’s episode promised some really big moments. In its exciting kidnapping storyline, Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Theresa (Jen Lilley) finally confronted Summer (Marie Wilson), the woman they’re sure is behind their son’s disappearance. Meanwhile, Rafe (Galen Gering) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) survived the bomb only to be trapped in the tunnels as Shawn (Brandon Beemer) frantically searched for his mother.
More to Come
There are exciting things coming up for the show. Several beloved favorites are expected to return (some will be shorter stints than others), a big cliffhanger is coming before the show takes a two-week hiatus to make room for the Summer Olympics. And, of course, more twists and turns for your Salem favorites.
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