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Soap Hub Performer of the Week for DAYS: Martha Madison

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It’s rare for an actor to appear in all five episodes of the soap they star in – rarer still for the actor to play opposite themselves in two of those shows. For bringing double the fun (and double the trouble), and a take no prisoners attitude, Soap Hub bestows DAYS standout Martha Madison with Performer of the Week honors.

Martha Madison – Performer of the Week

Madison’s alter ego was a busy bee, and quick with it too. In no time flat, Belle Black had chastised her self-centered sister, Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney), bandied about a not entirely off-kilter theory that Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) was being framed for murder, and delighted in telling D.A. Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) that her attempts to railroad Brady were ultimately futile.

One of Madison’s best, most meaty scenes was opposite Noel Gugliemi’s Jason. “You’re a monster,” Madison spat while narrowing Belle’s eyes, and stooping so that she and the degenerate were face-to-face.

When Jason demanded to know who in the hell the woman before him was, Belle let him know, and in no uncertain terms, “I’m Belle Brady,” and just so Jason was clear, she added, “you kidnapped my sister.” The neck rolls that Madison employed let it be known that Belle was not a lady to be messed with.

But as good as that confrontation was Madison’s best trick, her pièce de résistance, was playing Jan Spears playing Belle. This version of Belle was far too breathy, far too jumpy. A cat on a hot tin roof if you will. But like Maggie Pollitt, Jan got her man…much to Belle’s chagrin!

When it was all said and done – when Shawn Brady (Brandon Beemer) had put his clothes back on, and big bad Jan had been arrested – Belle promised her husband that they’d move past the incident and that she’d always love him…just as DAYS fans will always love powerhouse performer Martha Madison!

Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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