Hi, it's Stephanie Sloane here, SOD's Editor and DAYS Editor. I will be popping in and out of these boards, so if you want to ask a question or leave a comment for me, do it here! Thanks for coming to the boards.
Glad SOD created this board. Perfect place to voice our thoughts on the show.
Thank you for looking into why Days edited John & Marlena's recent love scene. It still makes me mad that we didn't see all the good stuff Deidre and Drake talked about it your magazine a couple of weeks before.Do you think TPTB are at all considering the flashback option?
Like the others above, thank you for looking into that love scene thing.I'm curious as to whether or not there'll be either a Deidre Hall interview (like a long one) or maybe a joint Deidre Hall/Drake Hogestyn one for us J&M fans with their story hopefully starting to move along towards the actual love part of this love story?
Thank you so much for the follow up on the missing J&M lovescene. Do you know if Days plans to air the scene as a flashback?
Thanks for the new photo shoot with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn! I hope we will be seeing more from that shoot in coming issues!
I've been waiting ages to see an EJami photo shot and an interview with Alison and James together.
Hey Jiggs,Nice to see you again. I'm happy you liked the D/D shoot; they really looked great. We do have more shots to run. Steph
Hi all,I haven't heard anything about them airing the missing footage in flashbacks, but you never know. We tried to get the footage for the Web site, to no avail. Steph
Quote:I've been waiting ages to see an EJami photo shot and an interview with Alison and James together. I agree. When will we see some POSITIVE EJami endorsement by SOD and SOW? I would love to see a photoshoot and interview of Ali and James together.
Quote:Hey Jiggs,Nice to see you again. I'm happy you liked the D/D shoot; they really looked great. We do have more shots to run. Steph Awesome!! I can't wait to see the other photos. Would SOD ever consider selling the photos from their photoshoots? If it were an option, I would definitely purchase them! Quote:Hi all,I haven't heard anything about them airing the missing footage in flashbacks, but you never know. We tried to get the footage for the Web site, to no avail. Steph Really? That would have been so fantastic. But, I can't say i am surprised it didn't happen, as DAYS is claiming the scenes don't exist. I really don't understand why they make some of the choices they do. But thanks so much for trying.
I'm very happy to see a message board on SOD!!! YEAH!!!Thank you for taking the time to answer questions. Are you planning to do in-depth interviews with James Scott and Alison Sweeney? They have worked so hard this past year playing dual roles of EJ/ Sami and Santo/Colleen and I think they are absolutely magical together. IMHO they were ROBBED in that they were about the only people in Salem that *didn't* go to Ireland for the conclusion of the Santo/Colleen story. (Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder...why?)
Hi Stephanie, I just wanted to thank you and your team so much for doing such an awesome job with your coverage of Drake Hogestyn! I hope that he knows that the feedback regarding his NEW character (we call him Jawn) is VERY positive throughout the message boards. I for one am loving the fact that he is being allowed to stretch as an actor and show soap opera fans that he is an extraordinary actor.Thanks again for creating this message board and for taking the time to answer our questions, you're the BEST!
Do you think that Days made a mistake firing Martha Madison? She and Jay Kenneth Johnson's Philip have so much chemistry together. I would love Martha to come back as Belle and reunite with Philip. Do you think it could happen?
Adding my thanks for the new D/D photos! Can't wait to see more of them.
Thank you Stephanie for trying! That was so nice of you. Maybe one day we can see the J&M love scenes that were taped in their entirety in flashbacks, but I won't be holding my breath. Loved the new pictures in SOD of Deidre and Drake and can't wait to see more from that photoshoot!!! Thank you soo much.I'm starting to enjoy the new dynamic between John and Marlena this week, and I hope John starts to open up more the Marlena emotionally and that Marlena starts to find things in this John to love. I do want him to get his memories back, but I don't necessarily think the disk needs to be involved or that he needs all his memories back. Deidre and Drake have been awesome. Can't wait to see more of them on screen.
Thanks for all your hard work on that, Steph. To say I was disappointed that those scenes (along with the others that were menioned in online spoilers) didn't air, is an understatement. I was really looking forward to them and Days once again didn't fail to let the J&M fans down. I really do hope that one day they are shown in flashbacks.Thanks again
I believe it's time for an Ejami shoot. I hope you do find those 'crucial, missing scenes'. I need to find out if there was some nekkidness or something so I know there's a real reason to have all these conspiracy theories I've been reading about.
Thank you so much for trying to get us the cut J&M scenes Too bad Days doesn't seem to care enough about their fans to give them what they were promised I'm also glad to hear there are more Deidre/Drake pics from that photoshoot. I can't wait to see them (I'd also be willing to put out a little cash if SOD ever decides to sell some pics from previous shoots )
can anyone tell me where did you see the new pic of drake and dee from the photo shoot i didn't see any new pic in the sod mag can you help me out
Quote:Hey Jiggs,Nice to see you again. I'm happy you liked the D/D shoot; they really looked great. We do have more shots to run. Steph Hiya Stephanie! Can't wait to see them! And thanks for trying to get the cut scenes for us! I will never understand why TPTB seem to work overtime to make fans angry or simply going out of their way not to please them.
Hi! Ditto to those who thanked you for the D/D photo shoot and tryting to get the cut scenes aired, too bad tptb refuse to listen tto their customers.I also agree with the poster who said she would be willing to buy copies of the D/D pics taken during their recent photo shoot.
Hi Stephanie,Do you have any idea when we will hear word on Days future with NBC?
Hi all! Thanks for coming and leaving messages. I will try and answer as many as possible:1. I'm not sure when we'll officially hear about a DAYS pickup. I'm hearing things look good, and I hope that's not just a rumor. 2. Regarding an EJ/Sami interview, I will see where the story goes once Nicole
I have to agree with these posts as well. I would love to see interviews and photos from these 2 remarkable actors!
Hi Stephanie.I was wondering if you've heard anything about Leann Hunley being put on contract. I really hope she gets one, I love Tony & Anna!
I would like to know why there is no explanation for the absence of EJ and Sami. After having them on our screen almost everyday, to being ripped from Days. It's going on two weeks now??? Where's our EJami?
I would also love to see an Alison Sweeney and James Scott interview.
Quote:I would like to know why there is no explanation for the absence of EJ and Sami. After having them on our screen almost everyday, to being ripped from Days. It's going on two weeks now???
Two weeks and you call that "ripped from DAYS"?! Perhaps Ali's finally been given a long deserved vacation. And no I am not saying that to be mean. Ali has worked very hard that last few years, especially juggling her other show. Perhaps she's taken some time off? Or, perhaps the writers just need a few weeks to get some of these other sl's moving? If the day comes when Ejami aren't seen for an entire summer, well that would be a day I could see fans crying. But two weeks, well that's hardly anything to start complaining about.
Do you know if there will be a dance for J&M coming up. There is a spoiler that John will create a romantic dinner for Marlena at Chez Rouge. I want to see what happens the first time they dance.....will John feel anything? How will it make Marlena feel?
hi stephanie ty for answer all our queastion can you tell us if days is recasting the role of brady ?
Hey.Stephanie. There have been rumors that the reason Martha and Brandon were fired was because the Phelle pairing was becoming popular and was threatening Shelle. So rather than going with Philip and Belle, the writers just wrote Shelle off the show in order to save the Shelle coupling. Is this true? Thanks for answering our questions, this is great!
Hi Stephanie, a lot of Drake Hogestyn fans have been wondering if the cigars Drake is smoking (as Jawn) are real or are they fake? Because Drake is so health conscious, we just can't see Drake smoking for the role BUT we're talking about a man who lost a massive amount of weight and muscle when John was Stefano's prisoner and also for the coma storyline, but I still hope the cigars are fake.Thanks so much!
Quote:Quote:I've been waiting ages to see an EJami photo shot and an interview with Alison and James together. I agree. When will we see some POSITIVE EJami endorsement by SOD and SOW? I would love to see a photoshoot and interview of Ali and James together. I agree. I miss seeing Ejami on my screen the last few weeks. When will SOD/SOW acknowledge what these two bring to the show? AS/JS are awesome together.
Quote:2. Regarding an EJ/Sami interview, I will see where the story goes once Nicole
Cuz even SOD agrees that Ejami sucks?
Quote:Quote:2. Regarding an EJ/Sami interview, I will see where the story goes once Nicole
The reason I am taking a wait and see attitude is because I don't know when I'll be at the set next and I don't know what the story will be until I"m there. Those interviews work best in person, when actors are together.
Hi hops, Sorry; I don't know any details about the Chez Rouge dinner, but we'll find out next Friday!
I have not heard anything about a Brady recast.
Hi, While I can't speak with authority since I had nothing to do with the decision, that sounds pretty far-fetched and I don't (and can't) believe it had anything to do with them leaving. Steph
Hi, I checked with the show. The cigars are real: Romeo Y Julieta Cigarlos. Steph
I'm another poster who would love to read an JS/AS interview.I've read about everything I want to read about D&D for the last twenty something years. It's time for something new.
Thank so much for answering all our questions, Stephanie Do you know when we'll see some real movement in the John and Marlena lovestory? So far it's been all about business and not so much about love
Thanks so much for answering our questions.
Based on upcoming spoilers, it sounds like Marlena needs to teach John what love is. Have you heard anything that indicates the sl is heading in that direction?
I wish TPTB would put more focus on John & Marlena finding their way to each others heart again and spend less time showing me how obsessed John is with his newly acquired power. It's a total turn off.
Quote:Hi hops, Sorry; I don't know any details about the Chez Rouge dinner, but we'll find out next Friday! Thank you Stephanie! I just read the spoilers in the mags. I guess no dance I don't want the story to rush, but I would like to see a little movement. A hug, John taking her hand, I want a little tenderness, you know? lol. I just watch a clip of old John and I nearly started crying, lol. I kind of miss him.
Hi Stephanie,I appreciate you answering the Days questions. I just have a few questions..As other posters have asked:Why does an interview with Alison and James need to be reliant on the presence of Lucas and Nicole on the show?I understand that you prefer to do it in person but what if they are not involved in the EJ and Sami storyline. We don't even know when Bryan returns to the show. It's a bit curious to me. Another question..There is a perception that SOD/SOW is anti-James/EJ/EJami. I actually stopped buying it because of an article a few weeks ago. Why should EJ/Sami fans buy SOD at this point if you seemingly refuse to cover them?Thanks,Ang
Thank you Ang for raising your point. It has been my observation for a long time that many seem to be biased towards this couple. I think Ejami, regardless of december, as actors are hot on screen together. To me the couple brings a freshness to a show that is long past stale in its approch to storylines and story archs. Here atleast is a storyline that has tension with an issue that needs resolving. Whereas the other storylines try to mimic this age old convention of building plot. It is troubling to me that the producers, directors, and writers of the show do not capitalize on this natural chemistry that is apparent between James Scott and Allison Sweeny. If Luke of GH, and Todd on OLTL can over come horrific pasts of rape then I think that Days can do this for EJ. All it requires is a talented writing crew that understands and is intuitive about writing. It saddens me that SOW has chosen to pick sides on this couple. At some point the whole notion of objective bias when it comes to journalism (albeit this is a soap journal) should be addressed, regardless of what the personal opinions of the writers of the magazine is. I am a feminist and have been fortunate enough to have gone to university to specialize in this theoretical discipline. I can say in all seriousness that feminists come in a wide array of epistemological standpoints. By condoning this couple does not make one pro rape, by condoning this couple does not make a person any less of a feminist. Condemn the action/performance/act of rape by encouraging the writers to WRITE more realistic storylines that are not steeped in the 1970's. We can do this by getting the writers to deal with the current storyline in a mature fashion, that sensitively acknowledges the inherent wrongness of the act, while at the same time keeping the couple in tact.~Imp
i agree with ang and implosion, ej and sami are the new hottest thing that is bringing new viewers to tune in, i would only consider buying SOD if ali and james were heavily featured, they are the only reason i watch, which is why these last few weeks, i have stopped turning the show on, without ejami on its just a waste of time
Quote:Hi, I checked with the show. The cigars are real: Romeo Y Julieta Cigarlos. Steph OMG, WOW! THANK YOU soooo very much Stephanie, I appreciate so much the fact that you answered my question about Jawn and the cigars! You truly ARE the best! I hope that NEW Jawn is around for a VERY, VERY, VERY long time, Drake is kicking arse! Thanks again!
Hi Stephanie. You accidentally skipped the Leann Hunley question. Do you know if the show is currently negotiating with Leann? She deserves a contract.
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