“Merry Christmas, Tom,” were the final words Frances Reid said as Alice Horton — the matriarch of “Days of our Lives.” The episode aired Dec. 26, 2007, according to We Love Soaps.
Friday we saw Bo either die (as many fans believe, according to tweets) or pass out in Hope’s arms.
I couldn’t help but think Bo had died. Or, in “Days of our Lives” terms “died” (because nobody ever does in Salem … except for a few townsfolk).
Peter Reckell on Sunday tweeted something peculiar: “To be clear, it’s nothing big, just not the end. Don’t want to be accused of leading you on:)”
With all of those flashbacks that were jammed into Friday’s episode, it easily could be surmised that Bo died in Hope’s arms.
But, Bo only has been back in Salem a few days, technically. And I would hope the writers would give us a little more than Hope almost being killed by Aiden, then Bo killing Aiden, then Bo being diagnosed with a brain tumor all within a few Salem days.
Stories move fast, but damn.
So let’s hope Bo and Hope aren’t done yet in Salem.
A lot of scheming, loving, killing, DNA switching, devil possessing, weddings and funerals can happen in 50 years.
And the residents of Salem have seen their fair share of all of that and more.
As we celebrate “Days of our Lives” at 50, here’s a look at some of my favorite moments, people, drama and love.
They’re listed in no particular order.
» Horton family Christmas tradition
Without a doubt, the Hortons are Salem’s first family. Their love for family, friends and community is displayed throughout town, and celebrated with Christmas traditions.
Since near the beginning, Alice Horton has shared the love of her family with ornaments on a family tree in the living room.
Of course, the blood bath Philip got was meant for Chloe.
Perhaps because they were around my age at the time, that group of Salemities is my favorite age group of characters: Belle, Shawn, Mimi, Chloe, Philip.
Marlena Evans became possessed by the devil in 1995.
Deidre Hall shares her memory of the time Marlena burned down St. Luke’s Church.
Deidre still can’t saw HOW she was able to levitate in that famous Christmas Eve scene.
Watching Will’s story of him accepting and understanding who he is, and watching Grandma Marlena help, and then watching him fall for Sonny made for some great television.
Of course, there is Tom and Alice Horton, who built Salem and helped shape the lives of so many.
Where would Salem be without their generosity?
The love shared between these two is stronger than anything Stefano can throw their way.
Jack always seems to draw the short end of the straw, but these two shall remain inseparable (when he’s alive).
Yes, Maggie is with Victor now, but nothing can take away the love she has for Mickey Horton.
Stefano and the entire DiMera family (even Lexie!).
You can’t talk about villains without Vivian Alamain!!
A recent episode of “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver featured the refugee crisis in Europe and included video of a young refugee who learned English by watching “Days of our Lives.”
Guess who’s back, back again? Bo is back, tell a friend.
Good news for “Days” fans longing for Bo and Hope to be reunited … Bo Brady returns!
“The ‘Days of our Lives’ that you fell in love with is back,” actor Peter Reckell told Yahoo TV.
He returns on air Sept. 8!
Hope’s storyline has seen better days since 2012 when Bo left. Writers at the time did a horrible job explaining why Bo left, so fans were left with no real good story for why he suddenly skipped town. And we’ve been awaiting his return ever since.
I’ve read elsewhere online that his return is short-lived, which is sad if true. But being able to have this drawn own story on why Bo left in 2012 be explained will be great.
Looking forward to what is in store for the 50th anniversary of “Days.”
Alcohol and speed are suspected to be factors in a car crash early Tuesday morning in Ohio involving “Days of our Lives” star Freddie Smith, according to the Star Beacon newspaper in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Smith, 26, who plays Sonny Kiriakis on the popular NBC drama, was taken to Conneaut Medical Center, the newspaper reported.
His passenger was flown to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown. Ohio Highway Patrol said the passenger was listed in critical condition, according to the newspaper.
He joined “Days” in 2011 and portrayed the show’s second out gay character.
Sonny is married to Will Horton, son of Samy Brady DiMera and Lucas Horton.
Last year, Smith was nominated for his first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Young Actor. The actor lives in California and is originally from the Ashtabula area of Ohio.