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Vintage DAYS SOD Synopses; in order, from the premiere issue
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF JANUARY 3 - JANUARY 7, 1983
As a warning to Roman, Stefano secretly had Kayla poisoned. Renee kept mum that she fell down the stairs while eluding Tony's arms. David later agreed Renee could recuperate at the DiMera house but warned Tony to stay away from her. Marie slept with Neil even though he doesn't love her. Chris insisted he'd find the person who tried to kill Kayla. Orby told Alex he was worried that the police will learn about their drug shipments. Roman lied about having a truck driving job in order to go on assignment in Zurich. Woody went on a singing tour.
WEEK OF JANUARY 10 - JANUARY 14, 1983
Alex programmed SICO who poisoned Roman's buddy, Hall, who died. Kayla, who was also poisoned by the robot, is recovering. Don resigned as D.A. to defend Roman at his upcoming trial. Stefano was puzzled that Tony seems to be turning against him. Liz plotted to exploit Tony and Renee's love, unaware that they are not siblings. Don admitted his love for Maggie. Searching for a way out of the jungle, Mickey was bitten by a snake. Alex and Stefano marked Alice as their next victim if Roman doesn't butt out of their business. Doug and Julie talked to Lola, who admitted she smuggled money into the United States for Stefano. Renee pleaded with Tony to keep mum that he's not Stefano's son.

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COVER DATE: FEBRUARY 15, 1983


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WEEK OF JANUARY 17 - JANUARY 21, 1983
Liz took photos of Tony cozying up to Renee. Alex had SICO poison Gretchen after she overheard Alex and secret contact, Mr. H20, planning Alice's demise. Gretchen told Doug and Roman of the plot against Alice, but Gretchen died before she could implicate Alex and Stefano. Eugene fantasized romance with Marlena and Gwen. Marlena's cousin Trista arrived for Marlena's wedding. Marie was jealous to find Neil innocently talking with Liz. Gretchen told Gene she caught Anna smooching Alex smooching Alex, who objected to Marlena's plan to set up a shelter for teen drug users.

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COVER DATE: MARCH 1, 1983


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I had forgotten what a monster Alex Marshall was, willing to help Stefano commit murder. Anna was a piece of work as well. Both of them could really have been written off the show, had the writers not decided to focus on Quinn Redeker's and Leann Hunley's comedic abilities. They went from displaying true criminal behavior to simple buffoonery. "Right, Saddleshoes?" :)
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I had forgotten what a monster Alex Marshall was, willing to help Stefano commit murder. Anna was a piece of work as well. Both of them could really have been written off the show, had the writers not decided to focus on Quinn Redeker's and Leann Hunley's comedic abilities. They went from displaying true criminal behavior to simple buffoonery. "Right, Saddleshoes?" :)
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I just realized that Josh & Jessica, who had been so frontburner with the story for the last few years, departed the show in November 1982 with not a single mention of them leaving town in either the SOD synopses or the weekly recaps.
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I just realized that Josh & Jessica, who had been so frontburner with the story for the last few years, departed the show in November 1982 with not a single mention of them leaving town in either the SOD synopses or the weekly recaps.
I remember their wedding and you are right never remember why they left town. They are Nick's parents right?
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May 8 2014, 08:46 PM
Matt
May 8 2014, 06:42 PM
I just realized that Josh & Jessica, who had been so frontburner with the story for the last few years, departed the show in November 1982 with not a single mention of them leaving town in either the SOD synopses or the weekly recaps.
I remember their wedding and you are right never remember why they left town. They are Nick's parents right?
Yes, they're Nick's parents. I know it's been stated since then that they lived in Ohio (in fact, it was said that's where Marie went when she left town in 1985), but I guess they just stopped appearing & their departure was only referenced later. Kinda like how Tommy Horton just kinda vanished and it was only revealed later (when Sandy was about to be reintroduced) that he was living in Hawaii.
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WEEK OF JANUARY 24 - JANUARY 28, 1983
Stefano discovered the secret room in the DiMera house and learned that Renee's portrait painter, Astrid Langstrom, is Roman and Abe's spy. Two farmers rescued a delirious Mickey from the jungle. Don fought his love for Maggie. Tony and Renee smooched behind David's back while Liz taped their conversations. Eugene had visions that Roman wouldn't make it to his wedding. Stefano schemed to kill Roman, who was taken off the DiMera investigation by his secret superior. Liz admitted to Julie that she had returned to Tony in order to protect Neil.
WEEK OF JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 4, 1983
Roman realized that his tailor is Stefano's hit man. Neil punched Alex, who insisted Marie still loves Alex. Mickey recovered from his snake bite. Tony was upset that David made love to Renee. Stefano found the secret tunnel from his study to Doug's Place. In order to remain close to Tony, Renee lied that she needs more recuperation time at the DiMera house. Marlena advised Renee to stay away from Tony. Maggie insisted she's not dating Don, who wished Roman and Marlena marital happiness. Stefano made Doug an unwitting part of a back-up plan to kill Roman.

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COVER DATE: MARCH 15, 1983


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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 11, 1983
Roman and Marlena exchanged marriage vows after he killed Stefano's first hitman in a scuffle. Marlena fumed that Don took her on a "honeymoon" so Roman could secretly question a second hitman, who was jailed. Marie was jealous that Neil doctored Liz because Sandy is out of town. Don agreed with Liz that something is up between Renee and Tony, who eavesdropped on David and Renee's constant quarrels. Stefano ordered Alex to find Daphne and Anna, who has dropped out of sight.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 18, 1983
Disguised as Mr. Snow, Roman got Stefano's hitman to squeal on Stefano. Don lost Marlena who went off to find Roman. Stefano made a run for it taking Liz and Marlena hostage and leaving a wounded Chris in the secret tunnel. Stefano found Daphne who admitted Tony isn't his son. Liz snapped photos of Tony and Renee smooching then left Neil a note that he fathered her baby. Stefano's men returned Mickey to his jungle prison. Anna resurfaced and together with Alex plotted to betray Stefano by taping his phone conversations. Chris looked for Ridgecrest, Stefano's secret hideaway. Oliver showed Chris the secret tunnel.

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COVER DATE: MARCH 29, 1983


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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 25, 1983
Prompted by Eugene, Alice told Roman and Abe where Ridgecrest is located. Neil successfully operated on Chris, then joined the search for Liz and Marlena. Tony's true parentage was revealed, and David warned Tony to stay away from Renee. Anna and Alex lied that they knew nothing about Stefano's dirty dealings. Alex intercepted Liz's baby note to Neil and Anna stole Liz's photos of Tony and Renee. Don suspected Alex knows all about Stefano's business.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 4, 1983
Roman and Abe captured Stefano. Neil arrived in time to deliver Liz's daughter, but she went into a coma before she could tell him he's the father. Maggie was annoyed when Don gave Gwen a secretarial job. Marlena's cousin Trista arrived just as Roman and Marlena were leaving on a belated honeymoon. Anna set her sights on Tony and the DiMera fortune. Set up by Anna, David flipped to find Renee comforting Tony.

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COVER DATE: APRIL 12, 1983


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WEEK OF MARCH 7 - MARCH 11, 1983
Convinced that his romance with Liz was over, Neil asked Marie to marry him. Renee was devastated that Stefano died of a stroke after warning her to stay away from Tony. Anna consoled Tony when blood tests proved that he hadn't fathered Liz's baby. Liz backmailed Tony to stay off Neil's back and give her her baby and her freedom in exchange for silence about Tony's love for Renee. Trista settled into the hospital nursing school. Maggie smooched with Don and gave Eugene romantic advice. Anna and Alex were relieved that Stefano kept mum about their dirty deeds. Don encouraged Gwen to date other guys.
WEEK OF MARCH 14 - MARCH 18, 1983
As Maggie and Don grew closer romantically, Mickey escaped from Stefano's Caracas hideout. Neil and Marie eloped. To everyone's horror at Marie and Neil's wedding celebration, Tony blurted out that Neil fathered Liz's baby. Anna spied on a devastated Tony who learned Renee is pregnant by David. Trista won Eugene's name-the-robot contest, but refused the prize -- a date with Eugene. For financial reasons, David was upset about Renee's pregnancy. Neil insisted he won't let Liz leave town. Roman confided to Marlena he's a secret agent.

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COVER DATE: APRIL 26, 1983


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WEEK OF MARCH 21 - MARCH 25, 1983
Tony fumed that Daphne had tried to play matchmaker for him and Renee. Marlena set up a youth shelter after Oliver rescued teen drug addict Pamela. Reluctantly, David announced Renee's pregnancy, then warned her to stay away from Tony. Julie warned Renee never to hurt David. Tony got a quickie divorce from Liz. Anna schemed to marry Tony, who invited her to see Woody's Las Vegas club act. Trista confided to Eugene that her mother was murdered. Kayla moved out after Chris admitted he couldn't make a marriage commitment to her. Neil spent time with Liz and their daughter, Noel, but insisted he loves Marie. Oliver berated Gwen after she had sent Maggie a poison pen letter. Unaware that Mickey is on his way home, Maggie dated Don.
WEEK OF MARCH 28 - APRIL 1, 1983
Mickey collapsed after overhearing Maggie tell Don she loves him. Tony awoke from a drunken stupor to find out he's married to Anna. Renee admitted to Daphne she loves Tony, then rode off alone on her horse after a tiff with David. Roman's dad, Shawn, was upset by a letter from his younger son, Bo. Eugene got closer to Trista who suspected she's being followed. Marie declared war on Liz who vowed to win Neil back.

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COVER DATE: MAY 10, 1983


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Thanks Matt love reading through the year i begin watching soaps with my late maternal grandmother.
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WEEK OF APRIL 4 - APRIL 8, 1983
Renee miscarried after a fall from her horse. Julie accused Renee of planning the accident. Recuperating from a heart attack, Mickey refused to go home with Maggie, but warned Don he would fight to win her back. Trista confided to Marie that she was haunted by her mother's murder. Tony rejected Renee's love proclamation, as he's a married man. Maggie told Don she still has feelings for him. Marie had a fit that Liz was keeping close tabs on Neil. Marlena and Roman bought a house. Gwen set out to win Don back. Eugene got a hospital engineering job.
WEEK OF APRIL 11 - APRIL 15, 1983
Anna lied to Tony she's pregnant after learning the first DiMera offspring will inherit a bundle of loot. Roman rescued Hope who ran away from boarding school and later fell from a car driven by a drunken friend. To get her DiMera inheritance, Renee moved into Stefano's house and schemed to stay married to David for one year. Gwen's law license was reinstated. Trista was reminded of her mom's murder when she found a gun in a trash can. A mystery man tailed Trista. Marie was upset by hospital gossip about Liz and Neil's relationship. Maggie and Gwen had a cat fight over Don.

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COVER DATE: MAY 24, 1983


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Well, hello there, Hope Williams...
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WEEK OF APRIL 18 - APRIL 22, 1983
Doug was upset that Julie and Hope could not get along. Unable to resist, Neil kissed Liz. Maggie flipped when she found out that Mickey suspected she had had an affair with Don. Hope sympathized with David, who refused to move into the DiMera house. Renee hired Gwen to stall David's divorce. Anna seduced Tony and convinced him to accept his inheritance. Liz ignored Marie's warning to keep away from Neil. Daphne encouraged Renee to prove that Anna was pregnant. Alex agreed to fake pregnancy papers for Anna. Roman and Marlena remodeled their dream house. Hope came on to Oliver.
WEEK OF APRIL 25 - APRIL 29, 1983
Chris worried that Liz carried a gun after her assault by a mugger. Julie and Marlena were unable to quell the violent arguments between Liz and Marie. Gwen urged Renee to seduce David to stall his divorce proceedings. With Daphne's help, Liz lured Neil to her bedroom. Eugene smooched with Trista after a grandfather clock reminded her of her mother's death. Maggie told Mickey she hadn't slept with Don. Hope overheard Liz say that she hated Marie. Roman feared the consequences for Marlena if Anna decided she wanted custody of Carrie. Abe and Danny were jealous when Nikki dated Craig Daniels.

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COVER DATE: JUNE 7, 1983


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Well, hello there, Bo Brady....
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Bo and Hope meet ... sigh.

It's obvious reading these summaries that the writers already had Renee pegged for murder. I'd forgotten how much I utterly hated Anna at this point; actually, I was hoping that she'd also become a victim of the Slasher after Renee. But the amazing Leann Hunley eventually won me over and Anna is in my top 5 favorite characters of all time. :)
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WEEK OF MAY 2 - MAY 6, 1983
Hope hooked up with Bo. Bo couldn't get along with Roman, but he was smitten by Marlena. While Marie supposedly was out of town, Liz seduced Neil in his bedroom. Awaiting Neil's return from the hospital, a frightened Liz fired shots int he dark at an intruder. David fumed to realize Renee slept with him to stall his divorce. Realizing that he still had feelings for Renee, Anna struggled to hold on to Tony and the DiMera fortune. Don broke up a hair-pulling, name-calling cat fight between Liz and Marie. Maggie told Don and Mickey that they both could court her. Maggie went to Neil's house for help when Mickey suffered chest pains. Trista told Eugene that she was not ready for an involvement, then accept a part-time job with Alex.
WEEK OF MAY 9 - MAY 13, 1983
A panicked Liz fled the scene after realizing she had shot Marie. Maggie later found Marie. Liz confessed the shooting to Chris and Daphne, but feared the police would never believe it was an accident. Neil hovered over Marie who came out of a coma but is paralyzed. Mickey arrived to visit Melissa and flipped to find Don with Maggie. Daphne blurted out that she knows Anna is a criminal. Liz was shocked when Daphne said Stefano left a second will which disinherits Tony. Kayla and Trista rented Roman's old apartment. Hope and Bo resisted their attraction to each other. On Daphne's advice, Liz threw her gun into the river.

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COVER DATE: JUNE 21, 1983


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I'm convinced the writers had decided to write the Dimera family out entirely. Stefano was dead, Tony was revealed not to be a Dimera, and they've clearly already planned Renee's demise, probably only because of their intention to expunge the entire family (note the "Fearless Prediction" at the end of the article). I remember reading that Larry Welch was going to be the Slasher, but as the story progressed the writing team concocted the Andre/Stefano connection.

Seeing how the character is progressing, I think that Renee may be the first example I can remember of true character destruction. She was portrayed as generally sweet and appealing (with a lot of spunk and willingness to manipulate people a bit when it suited her needs). But she was sad, misunderstood and wanted to be loved and to belong. The writers (and I'm guessing particularly Maggie DePriest, aka Maggot DeBeast, also responsible for Frankie's murder on AW) made Renee so vengeful and evil toward the end (manipulating David, trying to kill Anna and her unborn baby).

At least they let her shine at the very end and show her vulnerability. After all these years, I still wish Philece Sampler were on this show. I can only imagine a 50-something Renee going toe-to-toe with Kate to protect "Daddy" from her clutches. :)
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