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Vintage DAYS SOD Synopses; in order, from the premiere issue
Topic Started: Nov 27 2013, 12:08 PM (26,570 Views)
jwsel
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Jun 26 2014, 10:44 AM
WEEK OF MAY 28 - JUNE 1, 1984
Bo rushed to the church and swept Hope away on his motorcycle before she could marry Larry. Larry nearly had a stroke when he lifted his new "bride's" veil and found Bo's detective pal Howie dressed in Hope's wedding garb. Chris and Tess's attraction to each other didn't escape the notice of Chris' friends. Bo was delighted to learn that Hope had nixed sleeping with Larry before marriage. Despite Larry's threats, Diane told Bo that Larry had blackmailed her into keeping Bo and Hope apart. Tess was upset that Melissa ignored her warning to stay away from Pete. Maggie learned that Melissa lied that she's been dating Carlo while she was really dating Pete on the sly. Neil's pride was wounded when Liz wanted to use her own money to buy Doug's Place. Anna agreed to help Alex find out why Maxwell is in town.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: JULY 3, 1984


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Hope and Larry's wedding. :cheer:

That was when I first began watching Days regularly.
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Jun 26 2014, 06:23 PM
Matt
Jun 26 2014, 10:44 AM
WEEK OF MAY 28 - JUNE 1, 1984
Bo rushed to the church and swept Hope away on his motorcycle before she could marry Larry. Larry nearly had a stroke when he lifted his new "bride's" veil and found Bo's detective pal Howie dressed in Hope's wedding garb. Chris and Tess's attraction to each other didn't escape the notice of Chris' friends. Bo was delighted to learn that Hope had nixed sleeping with Larry before marriage. Despite Larry's threats, Diane told Bo that Larry had blackmailed her into keeping Bo and Hope apart. Tess was upset that Melissa ignored her warning to stay away from Pete. Maggie learned that Melissa lied that she's been dating Carlo while she was really dating Pete on the sly. Neil's pride was wounded when Liz wanted to use her own money to buy Doug's Place. Anna agreed to help Alex find out why Maxwell is in town.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: JULY 3, 1984


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Hope and Larry's wedding. :cheer:

That was when I first began watching Days regularly.
Your avatar sums it up perfectly too :D
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Jun 26 2014, 08:07 PM
jwsel
Jun 26 2014, 06:23 PM
Matt
Jun 26 2014, 10:44 AM
WEEK OF MAY 28 - JUNE 1, 1984
Bo rushed to the church and swept Hope away on his motorcycle before she could marry Larry. Larry nearly had a stroke when he lifted his new "bride's" veil and found Bo's detective pal Howie dressed in Hope's wedding garb. Chris and Tess's attraction to each other didn't escape the notice of Chris' friends. Bo was delighted to learn that Hope had nixed sleeping with Larry before marriage. Despite Larry's threats, Diane told Bo that Larry had blackmailed her into keeping Bo and Hope apart. Tess was upset that Melissa ignored her warning to stay away from Pete. Maggie learned that Melissa lied that she's been dating Carlo while she was really dating Pete on the sly. Neil's pride was wounded when Liz wanted to use her own money to buy Doug's Place. Anna agreed to help Alex find out why Maxwell is in town.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: JULY 3, 1984


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Hope and Larry's wedding. :cheer:

That was when I first began watching Days regularly.
Your avatar sums it up perfectly too :D
And to this day, I thought Howie Hoffstedder made the most beautiful bride. LOL Almost died with the expressions on Tom and Don Craig's face. Of course, Alice was in on it. She would do anything for her Bo.

I'll always remember the scene where Alice told Bo that she thought Tom was going to divorce her for all the antics she pulled. Bo told her "if Dr. H divorces you, will you marry me?". Oh the good ole' days.
Edited by karenap63, Jun 26 2014, 08:44 PM.
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF JUNE 4 - JUNE 8, 1984
Maxwell's thugs kidnapped Hope and beat up Bo. Larry realized that he was being forced into marrying Hope by someone with a lot of authority, but was not aware it was Maxwell. Carlo secretly made plans to buy some guns. Bo was jailed for kidnapping Hope and stealing a police motorcycle. Bo flipped out after reading the rejection note that Hope was forced to write to him. Maxwell reported his progress with Hope and Larry to an anonymous cohort. Anna conned her way back into Tony's penthouse. Daphne returned. Liz hired Carlo.
WEEK OF JUNE 11 - JUNE 15, 1984
Tony threw a penniless Anna out after learning that she lied about being harassed by Andre. With a death threat hanging over their heads, Hope and Larry (as per Maxwell's secret orders) got married. Maxwell secretly posted bail for Bo, who insisted he's innocent of charges that he had kidnapped Hope. Chris got cozier with Tess after Sandy wrote him that she's working in Africa for at least a year. In order to buy Doug's Place for Liz, Neil took a loan from Maxwell. Mickey and Pete's dad, Barney, wrecked Pete's birthday party by getting into a fight. Guns were fired at Roman and Abe, who are on a new undercover assignment. Pete, Melissa, and Carlo were swept up in the melee when the cops raided a Vipers party. Bo drowned his feelings for Hope in booze.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: JULY 17, 1984


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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF JUNE 18 - JUNE 22, 1984
Bo unwittingly accepted a date with his former girlfriend, Megan, who took him to Hope's wedding reception. Mickey got drug bust charges against Melissa, Pete, and Carlo dropped. Roman wasn't happy that he's been offered a promotion to lieutenant since it means he'll have a desk job. Liz was suspicious to see Carlo hanging out with Speed, who secretly agreed to get a shipment of guns for Carlo. Hope and Larry were shocked to find out someone rented them a house and threw their wedding reception. Larry's brother, Ben, agreed to help find out which one of Larry's political backers pressured him into marrying Hope. Tess submitted to Chris' kisses. To earn a living, Anna made a deal to be Liz's fashion consultant. Vipers leader Speed vowed vengeance on Melissa, who ratted to the cops that Vipers gang members used drugs.
WEEK OF JUNE 25 - JUNE 29, 1984
Megan knocked Bo's socks off by admitting that she had had a child by him. Pete came to blows with Warriors gang leader Rip, who tried to get Melissa to join the Warriors. Gwen slept with Larry, but resisted the temptation to become his mistress. Eugene lamented that he can't get to first base with Gwen. Chris kissed Tess; admitted he loves her; and was puzzled when she gave him the cold shoulder. Tess received another mysterious letter. Megan realized that Hope still loves Bo. Maxwell initiated plans to bring Bo and Megan closer together, and made good on a job offer to Bo. Delia popped up in a European theater where she's coaching an unidentified actor. Anna tried to help Tony rid himself of nightmares about Andre. The Warriors and the Vipers prepared for a rumble. Megan warned Bo to curb his alcohol intake.

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COVER DATE: JULY 31, 1984


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Maggie's daughter Melissa.
Maggie never mentions her anymore.
Sigh.
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Jun 30 2014, 01:01 PM
Maggie's daughter Melissa.
Maggie never mentions her anymore.
Sigh.
Hey, Mags is the mother of a Living GOD! Why would she concern herself with her lesser, mortal progeny when she can bask in the radiance of the Jonas Christ?!
Edited by GnuHopper, Jun 30 2014, 08:21 PM.
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Jun 30 2014, 01:01 PM
Maggie's daughter Melissa.
Maggie never mentions her anymore.
Sigh.
I miss her all the time too. She was the cousin and BFF that should be in Salem for Hope to confide in not Jen Jen who is only consumed with St. Orange Taniel Jonass.
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Jul 1 2014, 06:36 AM
nananana7
Jun 30 2014, 01:01 PM
Maggie's daughter Melissa.
Maggie never mentions her anymore.
Sigh.
I miss her all the time too. She was the cousin and BFF that should be in Salem for Hope to confide in not Jen Jen who is only consumed with St. Orange Taniel Jonass.
I loved Melissa's speaking voice. She was such a good friend to Bo.
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF JULY 2 - JULY 6, 1984
During the gang rumble, Pete accidentally shot Mickey, who later underwent surgery. Melissa agonized over the fact that she's kept mum about having witnessed Mickey's shooting. Megan confessed to Bo that she had given up their now 4-year-old son for adoption. Roman admitted to Bo that he knew Megan had been pregnant, but he believed the baby had died. Carlo stuck close to Liz, who performed a rousing concert in Las Vegas. Hope was upset to overhear a thug giving Larry orders to get Hope pregnant. Larry learned that Max heads up a local business cartel. Tess admitted to Chris that she loves him. Maggie rushed to Mickey's hospital bedside. Pete urged Melissa to tell Abe what went down during the rumble.
WEEK OF JULY 9 - JULY 13, 1984
Hope confessed to Alice that she loves Bo, but Bo's life would be in danger if Hope tried to leave Larry. Determined not to get pregnant by Larry, Hope "doctored" her medical records and lied that she's already pregnant - by Bo. Melissa vowed never to see Pete again after Mickey said he won't press charges against Pete. Unaware that Mickey is keeping silent that Pete shot him, Pete decided to confess the shooting. Liz was heartbroken to discover Carlo put up the money for the guns the Vipers used in their gang war. Maxwell installed his henchman London as Hope and Larry's butler. Arranged by Alice, Hope and Bo met in the secret tunnel beneath Blondie's (formerly Doug's Place). Anna's upset that Tony's been sleeping around. Anna took the credit for the dress designs created by her off-the-wall partner Calliope.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: AUGUST 14, 1984


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Well, hello there, Calliope!

And I thought London was actually Shane Donovan (not going by that name yet), but Jason47 says that Shane doesn't appear until July 31.
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Jul 1 2014, 11:03 AM
Well, hello there, Calliope!

And I thought London was actually Shane Donovan (not going by that name yet), but Jason47 says that Shane doesn't appear until July 31.
John Sinclair played London for 5 episodes from 7/6 to 7/13/84.

Start around the 7:28 mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbEVIkKXEZw

And here's Shane's debut from 7/31 (where Larry mentions that Shane is taking over for London):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yPt3uURnHs
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Jul 1 2014, 11:35 AM
Matt
Jul 1 2014, 11:03 AM
Well, hello there, Calliope!

And I thought London was actually Shane Donovan (not going by that name yet), but Jason47 says that Shane doesn't appear until July 31.
John Sinclair played London for 5 episodes from 7/6 to 7/13/84.

Start around the 7:28 mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbEVIkKXEZw

And here's Shane's debut from 7/31 (where Larry mentions that Shane is taking over for London):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yPt3uURnHs
Thank you! I've always been confused about that & I couldn't remember the exact details.
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WEEK OF JULY 16 - JULY 20, 1984
During a session with Marlena, Diane revealed that she has a son who's in a foster home. Alice's friend, Blanche Dailey, hired Bo to check out her customs agent husband Harold, who kept mum he's one of Maxwell's pawns. Harold discovered a mysterious computer disk full of codes and info about the power of prisms in an art shipment sent to Maxwell. Tess got a message from a mystery man from her past. Pete considered Melissa's suggestion that they run away together after she stopped him from admitting he shot Mickey. Gwen, who's Larry's bed partner, vowed to help him get out from under Maxwell's thumb. In order to spy on Maxwell, Bo took a job as Megan's art assistant. Eugene dated nutsy designer Calliope. Neil insisted that he's happy that Liz's singing career is in full swing. Neil agreed to bring Carlo's mother, Danielle, to the States.
WEEK OF JULY 23 - JULY 27, 1984
Tess was beaten and raped by her husband, Barry, who just got out of jail. Roman and Bo were shocked to see their sister, Kimberly Brady, in town. Tony was shocked to find Kimberly in his bed, but she explained that Daphne, who she met in Paris, had given her a key to Tony's pad. Maxwell's cartel partners insisted that Bo's loyalty must be tested before they will allow Bo to join them. Chris was confused when Tess insisted their love is a dead-end affair. Pete followed Melissa to summer camp where they met up on nightly rendezvous. Maxwell hired Nick to find a child the age of Bo and Megan's son. Harold used the computer disk evidence to try and barter his way out of helping Maxwell's henchman, Carlton. Nick pressured Diane to give up her son, who's the same age as Bo and Megan's kid, for adoption. Maxwell invited Bo to a party at his New Orleans mansion.

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COVER DATE: AUGUST 28, 1984


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Oh, hello there, Kimberly Brady.

And I believe this is our first mention of prisms which will grow into the MULTI year story (it serious had so many different parts, I kept forgetting it was the same story going on) "The 3 Ps - the Prisms, the Pawn, & the Power"
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WEEK OF JULY 30 - AUGUST 3, 1984
Customs agent Harold was found murdered. Before his death, Harold passed a safe-deposit box key to Tom, who's unaware that the box contains the mystery computer disk. Hope blew a fuse when Megan told her that she had had Bo's child after the breakup of Bo and Megan's teenaged love affair. Hope was furious to learn that Bo and Megan will be in New Orleans at the same time. Pete ended his budding romance with Melissa since he's convinced that he's no good for her. Chris was upset that Pete quit his job at Shenanigan's and moved out of Chris' pad. Megan and Maxwell are desperate to find the computer disk which contains the info on the mystery prisms. Liz planned her musical gig in New Orleans. Carlo tried to hide the crush he's developing for Liz.
WEEK OF AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 10, 1984
Maxwell demanded that Bo must kill Diane before Bo could join Maxwell's cartel. A mystery man tailed Bo and Hope, who had joined Bo (and Larry) in New Orleans. Blanche was murdered after she discovered some notes Harold had made in a diary. Maxwell received a second computer disk that contained the info on the prisms in Maxwell's art exhibit. Tess fled from Barry, who beat her up. Later, Chris beat Barry bloody after Tess confessed she was a battered wife. Diane arrived in New Orleans. Bo lied that he had killed Diane, but Maxwell's henchman, Carlton, insisted on seeing her "body." Melissa warned Pete that Don suspected that Pete had shot Mickey.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 1984


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Interesting that no mention of Shane is made in either set of synopses for the time he first appeared -- probably because he was only somewhat of a background character that TPTB hadn't decided to make into Shane Donovan yet. lol Also, in other soap goings on, it's quite apparent to me that DAYS went to New Orleans to compete with the 1984 Summer Olympics programming on ABC which was pre-empting a LOT of ABC's soap programming at this time. And Santa Barbara premiered on Monday, July 30 (also timed to happen during the Olympics to take advantage of ABC's soap opera pre-emptions).
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WEEK OF AUGUST 13 - AUGUST 17, 1984
Bo went bananas when he and Carlton found Diane murdered. Given credit for Diane's death, Bo was accepted into Maxwell's cartel. Tony gave Kimberly a photography job. Bo and Howie stole the mystery prism from Maxwell's art exhibit. A mystery man who attacked Howie fell into the river with the prism in his grasp. Kimberly realized that someone's out to get her. Liz fretted over Neil, who had nightmares about the blank hospital forms Maxwell forced him to sign. Calliope feared that Tony and Kimberly will kill each other since their zodiac signs conflict. Chris insisted Tess must decide if she wants to be with Chris or Barry.
WEEK OF AUGUST 20 - AUGUST 24, 1984
Liz fretted over Neil's weird behavior, while Maxwell nixed letting Neil off the blackmail hook. Howie searched for Bo to tell him that the prism is at the bottom of the Mississippi River. Howie's being tailed by hitman Shane. Melissa is unaware that Pete's working as a male stripper in order to earn money for their future. Bo and Hope staged a mock wedding, romped in the sack, and then vowed they'll always love each other. Tony was curious to spot a wad of money in Kimberly's purse right after she told him that she's penniless. Megan flared her mean temper at Maxwell, whom she pressured to reunite her with Bo.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 1984


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Oh, THERE you are, Shane Donovan! Welcome.

Oak Alley. :wub:
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Jul 4 2014, 10:52 AM
Oh, THERE you are, Shane Donovan! Welcome.

Oak Alley. :wub:
Reading all of these warms my heart but makes me miss my maternal Grandmother too he got me hooked on Days. She's no longer alive but she quit Days around 1990. She'd had it and when you see the great synopsis here you understand why. Thanks Matt as always it is truly appreciated :hail:
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