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Vintage DAYS SOD Synopses; in order, from the premiere issue
Topic Started: Nov 27 2013, 12:08 PM (23,902 Views)
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF JULY 1 - JULY 5, 1985
Patch warned that he plans to kill Bo. Kimberly was upset that Shane considered taking a London job offer. Emma can't face the fact that her marriage to Shane is over. Hope got in the way of Bo and Theo's investigation of the Salem music studio that Savannah and Tod are working out of. Savannah and Patch searched everywhere for the missing microfilm. Kimberly considered Neil's suggestion that she get a job working with handicapped children. Marlena fought her budding feelings for Richard. Pete offered Melissa a shoulder to cry on after learning of her aborted romance with Ian. Ivy was upset to learn that Pete outfitted Melissa's dance studio. Larry continued his plot to drive a wedge of suspicion between Linda and Alex. Anna and Tony planned a posh wedding ceremony.
WEEK OF JULY 8 - JULY 12, 1985
Ivy was hospitalized with abdominal pains, but told a visiting Pete to get lost. Emma taunted Kimberly that she'll get Shane back. Kimberly cried her troubles out on Neil's shoulder while Liz was busy in the video recording studio. Speed told Ivy that Pete is having an affair with Melissa. Marlena failed to elude Richard's kisses. Bo unwittingly found the microfilm that Savannah and Patch are looking for. Bo and Theo found heroin hidden in a video tape cartridge, indicating that Tod and Savannah are mixed up with a drug ring. Hope planned to make a big drug bust in order to earn her policewoman's wings. Eugene fought in court to keep his inheritance. Savannah romped in the sack with Chris while keeping Alex at her beck and call. Liz unknowingly delivered a shipment of heroin for Savannah.
WEEK OF JULY 15 - JULY 19, 1985
Bo admitted to Hope that he and Theo are trying to catch the drug dealers that Savannah works for. Hope and her police partner made a drug bust which foiled Bo and Theo's plan to find out who Savannah gets her drug shipments from. Marlena took off her wedding rings, put her memory of Roman in the past, and spent time with Richard. Patch found the microfilm, but didn't hand it over to Savannah. Neil resents the time that Liz is devoting to her career. Eugene kicked his mother, Vanessa, out of his house after he lost his inheritance. Ivy nearly had a miscarriage during an emergency appendectomy. Shane kissed Kimberly while Emma plotted to win Shane back. Speed told a reporter that Ian is having an affair with Melissa. Bo wrongly blamed Patch when Shawn was injured by masked holdup men, who are secretly working for Alex.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: AUGUST 13, 1985


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This is NOT a drill! First mention of "Kiriakis" in the SOD synopses!

Also... "just friends, not lovers." :)
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Aug 6 2014, 11:11 AM
This is NOT a drill! First mention of "Kiriakis" in the SOD synopses!

Also... "just friends, not lovers." :)
Love it and the recaps :D
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF JULY 22 - JULY 26, 1985
Anna and Tony fumed to learn that their marriage was a sham since Alex had hired an actor to perform the wedding ceremony. Anna and Tony went on their honeymoon to Bangkok anyway. Oriental tycoon, Baba, abducted Anna into his harem before she could marry Tony for real. Bo's mom, Caroline, was shocked to see her former lover, the wealthy and mysterious Victor Kiriakis, is back in town. Victor gave Pete money to pay for Ivy's hospital bills. Bo remembered long ago catching his then best friend Patch in bed with Bo's girl. Ian told Melissa he's being forced to resign from the police force even though he didn't really have an affair with her. Emma vowed to get revenge when Shane asked for a divorce. Shane's I.S.A. boss, Mr. Lancaster, wants him to find a crime figure who has reportedly moved into Salem. Patch searched for photos made from the film that Savannah wanted. Pete threw the photos away.
WEEK OF JULY 29 - AUGUST 2, 1985
Victor, who is Savannah's and Patch's boss, was livid that they let Pete and Melissa get out of town with the photos Victor wants. Hope's superior, Office Bob McBride, is on Victor's payroll. Ivy freaked out when Pete phoned to say he and Melissa are heading for Los Angeles. Savannah sent Patch after Pete and Melissa. Alex notice that Linda is afraid of Victor. Chris captured an arsonist that Linda and Alex hired to torch Chris' club. Savannah threatened Alex, admitting that she knows he's behind the recent waterfront disasters. Shane's gathering all the info he can on Victor, past and present. Shane is upset that Kimberly is seeing Victor. Liz is afraid to have another child for fear it will contract juvenile diabetes. Tony and Eugene rescued Anna and Calliope from Baba's harem.

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COVER DATE: AUGUST 27, 1985


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Well, hello there, Victor Kiriakis!
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I really loved Anna during this period, when she moved from villainess to screwball heroine! :laugh:
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Aug 7 2014, 12:39 PM
I really loved Anna during this period, when she moved from villainess to screwball heroine! :laugh:
The writers really did learn to play up Leann Hunley's comedic talents. It got her the Best Supporting Actress Emmy during a time when Days got very few nominations, let alone wins.

Sadly, it was all almost over. Tony is very close to disappearing in the fog on the docks and Anna will be gone in a year. :(
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Maggie needs to come here & start reading these synopses so she can be reminded of everything Victor did to terrorize her daughter and the other good people of Salem.
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 9, 1985
Pete and Melissa got jobs at a Hollywood movie studio and tries to find out why the photos they had were so valuable. Victor's henchman failed in several attempts to kill Pete and Melissa. Tony and Anna were legally married - by a real minister this time. Hope became friends with her police partner, Norma Kirkland, after the two settled their differences. Patch taunted Hope about Bo's keeping a secret from her. Eugene and Calliope celebrated when he won the lottery. Liz avoided lovemaking with Neil because she was frightened of having another child. In the labor room, Ivy called out for Pete, who was in California with Melissa. Victor forced Linda and Alex to abandon their plans to buy up all the waterfront property in Salem. Emma was surprised that Shane already knew about Kimberly's prostitute past. Emma propositioned Ian.
WEEK OF AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 16, 1985
The rebellious doctor who saved Ivy and her baby's lives is Mike Horton, who was given a hospital residency thanks to Ivy's support. Theo stopped Abe from reporting housekeeper Denise's allergic reaction to trying heroin because it would ruin his investigation. Bo raged when Hope got a fake tattoo to match the one on his back. Bo had memories of making love to a woman with the same tattoo. Pete and Melissa escaped Victor's henchman, who was killed at the movie studio. Victor ordered Savannah to force Tod to fly Pete and Melissa from L.A. to Dallas aboard a private plane. Vanessa tried to cash in on Eugene's newfound wealth. Chris suspected Savannah's cold-shoulder act hides her true feelings. Pete and Melissa resisted the love urge, then he learned he has a newborn son.

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COVER DATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 1985


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Well, hello there, PEACHY! And welcome home, Mike Horton!

Congratulations Tony & Anna DiMera!

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WEEK OF AUGUST 19 - AUGUST 23, 1985
Victor comforted Kimberly, who refused to believe her latest diagnosis that she has hysterical blindness. Shane was reunited with his I.S.A. partner Miss Peach (Peachy) who will help him get the goods on Victor. Tod pulled a gun on Pete and Melissa, then demanded they give him the rest of the missing photos. Victor gave a stunned Caroline a kiss and an expensive birthday necklace. Savannah gave Victor the photos Tod had already stolen from Pete and Melissa. Anna was in a tizzy to learn that she's flat broke. Pete snuck in and out of Salem to see his son. Shane freaked out to learn that Kimberly spent a platonic night at Victor's pad.
WEEK OF AUGUST 26 - AUGUST 30, 1985
A recluse doctor saved Tod's life after Tod was injured in a shootout. A worried Maggie returned to Salem after Melissa phoned her. Melissa and Pete worried that Tod would die. Tony secretly paid some of Anna's bills, while she thinks that he's in the dark about her financial troubles. Mickey is jealous of Maggie's friend, Clay. Victor moved Kimberly into his house after having his bodyguard terrorize her. Richard put his feelings for Marlena on hold after learning that she's afraid to make a romantic commitment. Abe and Theo rescued Denise and Latoya from their abusive father. In hopes of finding Tod, Liz agreed to do a promotional tour for her music video. Pete learned that crooked cop, McBride, is hot on Pete's and Melissa's trail. Alice is concerned about Bo, who's keeping to himself lately.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 1985


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Welcome back, Maggie!
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The summer and fall of 1985 is SO good! Everything intertwines and the pacing is perfect. Love reading these summaries!
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Aug 11 2014, 02:00 PM
The summer and fall of 1985 is SO good! Everything intertwines and the pacing is perfect. Love reading these summaries!
It's so true. With all the interweaving storylines, it makes the payoff in Miami work so well.

I also love that they are even setting up the next round of storylines, with the Bo/Patch history and Britta. I had read that the plan was to kill Patch in Miami, but they must have already changed their mind about keeping Stephen Nichols by this point.

One thing I wonder is what the reaction would have been to Victor had the internet been around in 1985. He comes into Salem and, within weeks, is central to so many storylines that I wonder if the show's fans would have been critical of him "taking over" the show.
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Aug 8 2014, 11:08 AM
Well, hello there, PEACHY! And welcome home, Mike Horton!

Congratulations Tony & Anna DiMera!

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Wasn't Peachy wonderful? I wasn't so fond of Pamela Kosh, the recast, but Diana Webster was wonderful.

Loved Emma coming on to sweaty, shirtless Ian. I remember that scene being VERY sexy. :$
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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2 - SEPTEMBER 6, 1985
Hope was livid that Bo would not tell her about his past with Patch. Pete and Melissa got jobs in a carnival in Missouri. Tod was recuperating from his gunshot wound. Victor gave Savannah one week to find Pete, Melissa, and the photos he wanted. Carney worker Kip suspected that Pete and Melissa were impostors. Pete was arrested by the local police Caroline and Shane were upset to learn that Kimberly had moved into Victor's pad. Mike helped Ivy get a job at the hospital. Peachy posed as a designer so that she could get inside info on Victor's gang. Kimberly realized that Caroline and Victor shared a past. On Alex's orders, art dealer Claus van Zandt conned Anna into trading a valuable Buddha statue for a fake Picasso. Richard surprised Marlena with a passionate kiss.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9 - SEPTEMBER 13, 1985
Anna was arrested for murdering Claus after she was caught fleeing from his office. Abe quizzed Claus' widow, Tracy van Zandt, about Claus' murder. Mike helped Ivy bring her newborn son home. Bo and Theo gave Richard proof that the drug ring is storing their cocaine stash in Savannah's recording studio. Liz was shot during Bo, Theo, and Richard's unsuccessful drug raid on the studio. Pete and Melissa can't keep their hands off of each other. McBride pursued Pete, Melissa, and Tod to Chicago on their quest to find the mysterious treasure. Bo was furious that Hope and her partner, Norma, went on an out-of-town police assignment. Kimberly was haunted by Shane's statement that Victor is dangerous. Tracy came on strong with Tony. The police arrested and then released Kip, who they mistook for Pete.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: OCTOBER 8, 1985


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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16 - SEPTEMBER 20, 1985
Richard is in cahoots with Savannah and McBride. Hope told Richard that Melissa phoned to say that McBride is a "bad" cop. Hope's police partner, Norma, was shot by an unseen gunman. Before she died, Norma told Hope that Richard was with Norma's assassin. Liz survived throat surgery after being wounded int he drug bust shootout. Richard fumed at Abe, who went against his orders and led the raid on the music studio. Shane came to the rescue, foiling Emma's attempt to cause Kimberly's death. Richard threw Bo into a prison cell after Norma's shooting. Anna denied having a long-ago affair with Claus. Marlena and Richard tumbled under the sheets together. Mike gave Ivy's baby a blood transfusion when the tot became ill. Savannah's thugs tailed Pete, who donated blood for his son. Victor wants to be the godfather to Ivy and Pete's son. Tony and Anna stole proof that Tracy benefited financially from Claus' death.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23 - SEPTEMBER 27, 1985
Tod and Melissa pretended to be married after they were taken in by a farm couple, Grace and Conrad Walker. McBride killed Pete's friend Bernard, who had helped Pete escape from him. Anna and Tony vowed to find out who's framing Anna for Claus' murder. Ivy and Pete named their son Charles (Charlie). Kimberly regained her eyesight after Shane rescued her from the stable fire Emma had hoped would kill Kimberly. Shane objected that Kimberly is pretending she's still blind and working with Peachy to get info on Victor.

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COVER DATE: OCTOBER 22, 1985


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Hello there, Brother Francis.
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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 4, 1985
Tod befriended Gertie, who slept in the Walker's barn after her car broke down. With help from nurse Michelle, Bo escaped from his captors. Francis fought his attraction to Hope. Marlena spent time with Richard and his son Kevin after Richard got custody of the boy. Kimberly and Peachy told Shane that McBride is crooked. McBride paid off Latoya's child-beater father, Lloyd, who lied that Abe is a pervert. Richard later suspended Abe from the police force. Abe and Theo witnessed McBride making a drug deal. Tod freaked out to learn that Liz had been shot. Neil and Noel were unable to cheer up a despondent Liz. Kimberly panicked when Victor said he's taking her to Miami with him. Shane agreed Kimberly could try to find out the connection between Caroline and Victor. Neil kept mum that he knows Kimberly has regained her eyesight.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 11, 1985
Maggie and Mickey took Latoya in so that Lloyd can't use her as a punching bag. Mike was shocked to learn that his little sister Jennifer (Jenny) and her friend Nancy have run away from home together. In New York City, Tony learned that Alex was Claud' silent partner in an art forgery ring. Larry agreed to marry Emma so that she won't be deported. Emma promised to convince Victor to hire Larry as his personal lawyer. Richard hid a stash of cocaine in his boathouse. An unwitting Kevin found Hope's car hidden in the boathouse, but assumed Richard bought the car for him. Michelle believed Bo's story that Richard's a crooked cop and later she delivered a letter explaining Bo's predicament to Alice. Pete, Melissa, Tod and Amy (formerly Gertie) had left the Walters' farm by the time the police raided the place. Tod is smitten with Amy. Lloyd enrolled in Marlena's therapy group for abusive parents.

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COVER DATE: NOVEMBER 5, 1985


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Well, hello there, Jennifer Rose. Look at you running away form home, living on the street, & trying to pick up older men in bars.
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