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Vintage DAYS SOD Synopses; in order, from the premiere issue
Topic Started: Nov 27 2013, 12:08 PM (18,878 Views)
karenap63


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Apr 25 2014, 01:48 PM
This is the first appearance of nurse Kelly Chase, who is the nurse on duty when Stefano "dies" of a heart attack; she ends up as Andre's second victim following Renee in September 1983.

I'd also forgotten how long the character of maid Delia Abernathy was on the show. She was a great, cold and bitchy lackey for Stefano.
This is the time when the writers could write, the actors could act and all had chemistry together as a team, and the music was excellent. Hell, I even liked Stefano during this time. Oh, the good ole' days.

I love Mary Beth Evans as Kayla, but I also liked Catherine Mary Stewart too. I liked her with Chris Kosicheck (Josh Taylor) who is now Roman Brady, talk about confusion. JMO
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I always wish there were more clips of CMS as Kayla online. I really enjoyed this clip of her talking about soaps and Days fairly recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ch3hYxqtMk
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I liked Catherine Mary Stewart too. She was still kind of green as an actress when she was on Days but still had a nice presence (if that makes any sense).
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20 - SEPTEMBER 24, 1982
Alex arranged for Sandy to operate on Evan after he and Maggie had a car accident arranged by Alex's henchman. One of Alex's cohorts then switched Evan's medical records, and Sandy unwittingly gave him a dose of penicillin, which was lethal because Evan was allergic. Josh and Jessica played matchmaker for Kayla, who smooched with Chris. Mickey and Doug were suspicious that Stefano left on a business trip following Evan's death.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 1, 1982
Neil punched out Tony when he announced Liz's pregnancy but Liz kept mum that she thought the baby was Neil's. Julie and Doug shocked Stefano with news that there was no titanium under Doug's Place. Roman was puzzled to find a lot of money and a Swiss bank deposit ticket secreted in Anna's suitcase. Don and Mickey realized Evan was blackmailing Stefano. David admitted he loved Renee. Sarah inherited Evan's estate. Marie dated Stefano to get proof that he had tried to kill Neil. Kayla got closer to Chris, who was delighted the hospital agreed to use his robot. Sandy was put on probation pending an investigation of Evan's death.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: NOVEMBER 9, 1982


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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF OCTOBER 4 - OCTOBER 8, 1982
Alex's cohort, nurse Celeste Dalton, told Roman that Sandy had misread Evan's medical chart. Gwen was livid that Don had loaned Sandy a shoulder to cry on. Roman learned that the man who held Anna captive was in the States. Oliver used the secret tunnel to eavesdrop on Stefano. David suspected that Renee hadn't really gotten over Tony. Mickey went to South America to check out Evan's past. Liz told Sandy she believed the DiMeras were powerful mob figures. Marlena feared she still could lose Roman to Anna. Renee fantasized about having Tony's child. Stefano broke his lease on Doug's casino. Gwen agreed to be Sandy's legal representative.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 11 - OCTOBER 15, 1982
Stefano held Mickey hostage and admitted that he destroyed Evan's blackmail evidence. Roman learned Anna received threatening letters before she disappeared with the yacht captain who had held her captive. A jealous Gwen secretly fed the police information that could ruin Sandy's career. Danny wrongly suspected that Nikki's wealthy father is her sugar daddy. Chris and Gene perfected Chris' robot, SICO. Neil suspected Liz is carrying his baby even though she denied it. David and Renee made wedding plans.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: NOVEMBER 23, 1982


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Renee is fantasizing about having the baby of the man she now thinks is her brother. That didn't bother me at all when it aired! :blulaugh: I wonder how well that story would go over today?
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF OCTOBER 18 - OCTOBER 22, 1982
Roman arrested Capt. Cyril Edwards, who had Anna stowed in a sea trunk. Chris stood by Maggie, who refused to believe that Mickey died in a plane crash secretly engineered by Stefano. Stefano panicked that Sandy linked him with Mickey's trip to get Evan's blackmail evidence. Marlena was devastated that Roman stalled signing Anna's divorce papers. Tony flipped at the news of Renee and David's engagement. Mickey's attempt to escape his jungle mansion "prison" was thwarted by mystery woman Laura. Sandy's patientss began to defect. Woody realized Gwen is sabotaging Sandy.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 25 - OCTOBER 29, 1982
After secretly checking Liz's conception date, Neil was convinced that she was carrying his baby. Tony's mother, Daphne, realized he did not love Liz. Renee was surprised to learn that David soon would inherit mucho bucks. Nikki persuaded Abe to escort her to her debutante party. At Anna's insistence, Roman signed their divorce papers. Cyril confessed that he had held Anna by force. Robert returned from Europe with more info on the DiMeras, and Doug and Julie left for Europe to check further into Stefano's past. Oliver worried about Melissa, who mourned Mickey. Tony pleaded with Stefano to drop his grudge against Daphne and hired Anna as his secretary.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: DECEMBER 7, 1982


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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 5, 1982
Anna demanded advance payment for the secret "job" she's doing for Stefano, confessed planning her and Roman's original boat accident, paid Cyril to say he kidnapped her and said she never intended to stay married to Roman. Marlena confided to Dr. Toni Stone she feels guilty taking Roman from Anna. Gene suspected Woody is after Melissa's money. Don learned that the nurse who testified Sandy misread Evan's medical chart was found dead, while another nurse remembered seeing two charts the night Sandy operated on Evan. Abe and Roman suspected that drug shipments are coming from the River Rat, a boat secretly owned by Stefano. Mickey fumed to see a newspaper clipping of his "funeral."
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 8 - NOVEMBER 12, 1982
Sandy was reinstated at the hospital while the police searched for Evan's real killer. Daphne told Liz she was convinced that Stefano still had mob connections. A terrified Renee escaped Tony's drunken romantic advances. Gene admitted he had romantic fantasies about Marlena. Gwen lied to Sandy that Don had been sleeping with Marlena. Alex cried to Anna that Stefano blamed him for the raid on their drug shipment. Gwen dreamed of marrying Don even though he said he didn't love her. Liz staged a romantic scene with another man to convince Neil she didn't love him.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: DECEMBER 21, 1982


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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 19, 1982
Daphne informed Tony that he wasn't Stefano's son. Tony rushed to halt David and Renee's wedding, but to no avail. Daphne was hospitalized for mental exhaustion. Danny unwittingly made drug deliveries for Alex and Stefano. Doug and Julie searched for a former mistress of Stefano's. Melissa feared Linda would reclaim her now that Mickey is "dead." Gene fantasized about his "love mermaid," who turned out to be a married commercial actress. Mickey continued to resist Laura's welcoming arms while devising his escape plan. SICO became a hero by putting out a hospital lab fire.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22 - NOVEMBER 26, 1982
Oliver was revealed to be Gwen and Woody's brother. The trio's mean ol' daddy, Orby Jensen, arrived. Vacation in Mexico with Marlena, Roman suspected that he was being followed. Neil got closer to Marie. Don consoled Maggie, who still missed Mickey. Renee didn't believe Tony's story that Stefano wasn't Tony's father. Liz was happy that Tony said he would divorce her but objected to the fact that he wanted to raise her baby. Anna launched her plan to use Carrie to discredit Roman. Robert learned that Stefano's ex-mistress, Lola Jasper, was in Salem. With Toni's help, Marlena rid herself of the guilt she felt about Samantha's death. Renee and David honeymooned in Paris.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: JANUARY 4, 1983


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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 3, 1982
Sandy opened a family practice clinic. Doug searched for Lola (a.k.a. Lady Vivian Carlyle) who Stefano warned to split town. After a romantic date with Neil, Marie warned Liz to stay away from him. Eugene helped Mollie, a pregnant teen runaway. Kayla and Chris spent a night of love in a hotel. Using the secret tunnel, Oliver eavesdropped on Tony to get stock tips. To make it look like Roman is one the take, Anna hypnotized Carrie, who planted a bank deposit receipt in Roman's apartment. Abe was suspicious of Roman, who used a secret computer room to contact his mystery boss. Gwen told Don the truth about her family.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 6 - DECEMBER 10, 1982
Abe discovered Roman's secret computer room and bugged his conversations with his mystery contact. Everyone in Salem learned that Gwen was Woody and Oliver's sister. Anna seduced Alex. Julie fumed that Doug and Robert had visited a madam in their search for Lola (Vivian). Alex was furious that Marie was sharing Neil's bed. Mickey was assigned a roomie, Catherine. Tony moved Daphne to a secret hospital. Liz warned Tony that she would fight dirty to keep her baby. Renee insisted to Tony that she loved David.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 17, 1982
Mickey was caught sending messages with a homemade transmitter. Abe learned Roman was a secret International Security Alliance member. Stefano engineered Roman's suspension from the police force after he and Abe intercepted one of Stefano's drug shipments. Eugene fantasized romance with Marlena, but settled for a date with Gretchen. Neil told Liz he was starting a new life without her. Don comforted Liz, who admitted she was carrying Neil's baby and that she had split with Neil so the DiMeras wouldn't kill him.

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COVER DATE: JANUARY 18, 1983


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Knott's Berry Farm!
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May 5 2014, 11:42 AM
Knott's Berry Farm!
Funny, she never mentioned that trip when she and Steve were on the run in LA. ;-)

I do love that CMS's version of Kayla seems to be just as sure about what she wants as MBE's version always was. I always loved that sexual aggressiveness because it was one of the ways that the character broke away from the stereotypical good girl. I loved that it was always Steve trying to slow her down. Such a great contrast.
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And original recipe Kayla lost her virginity to Chris Kositchek who now plays Kayla-2's brother. lol
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Mar 5 2014, 11:44 AM
SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: MAY 26, 1981


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Hi Matt, I've been adding in the 1981 synopses links today to my site, and I noticed your page 4 of 5/26/81 has the incorrect link here.
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May 5 2014, 12:46 PM
Matt
Mar 5 2014, 11:44 AM
SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: MAY 26, 1981


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Hi Matt, I've been adding in the 1981 synopses links today to my site, and I noticed your page 4 of 5/26/81 has the incorrect link here.
thank you! FIXED!
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I see that the July 21, 1981 issue was never posted. I'll get that up soon and then post my update with all the links for the scans from 1975-1982!!
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Jason47
May 5 2014, 03:03 PM
I see that the July 21, 1981 issue was never posted. I'll get that up soon and then post my update with all the links for the scans from 1975-1982!!
Actually, that should be coming in the mail in the next few days. lol And for the record, I now have every SOD between 1982-1987 with a "dealer" selling bulk lot sets year to year (and a really ridiculous price) until 1997 (to fill in any gaps that I'm missing).
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May 5 2014, 10:46 PM
Jason47
May 5 2014, 03:03 PM
I see that the July 21, 1981 issue was never posted. I'll get that up soon and then post my update with all the links for the scans from 1975-1982!!
Actually, that should be coming in the mail in the next few days. lol And for the record, I now have every SOD between 1982-1987 with a "dealer" selling bulk lot sets year to year (and a really ridiculous price) until 1997 (to fill in any gaps that I'm missing).
Yay! Well, it's been my pleasure helping you fill in the missing pieces as you tackle this big "Days" history project. It's great to be able to refer to any specific dates now for 1975-1982 with a click of a button, instead of having to pull the issues from the filing cabinet. And, of course, for those who don't have access to every SOD issue, it's great for them to now have a place to read all about the early years of the show, more in-depth than ever before. I look forward to your continued progress for the 1980's and beyond!! :)
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF DECEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 24, 1982
Don kissed Maggie under the mistletoe. With David out of town, Tony pursued Renee, who fought her feelings for Tony. Eugene and Marlena ignored Roman's protests and set out to prove he's not a drug dealer. Alex made sure Don found the bank deposit records Anna had Carrie hide in her music box. Mickey was beaten for trying to phone Maggie. Liz was upset to see Neil and Marie cozying it up. Scotty had an emergency appendectomy. Gwen's law license was suspended after Don had learned she conspired to ruin Sandy. A madame, Foxy Humdinger, helped Doug search for Lola.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 31, 1982
Note appearing at the beginning of this week's recaps: There's no better time to get out the crystal ball than the start of a new year. In that spirit here are a few story predictions for 1983 instead of the usual plot summaries. The regular summaries will return next week.
Mickey will return from the "dead" just about the time Maggie and Don decide to tie the knot. Roman's and Marlena's wedding will descend into chaos before the honeymoon begins. David won't stand quietly by while Renee rekindles the flame with Tony. Marie may be able to snag Neil, but Liz will be freed by Tony. Eugene's dream girl will become a crazy reality. Doug and Julie will continue to mug their way through the most outlandish situations.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 1983


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Here's the last scan help you'll need for awhile... :)

JULY 27, 1981:

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They must have been automatically made smaller, but the read-able sizes are available from these links:

http://www.jason47.com/jason47b/images/SOD1981July27Ab.JPG
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