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

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15 - SEPTEMBER 19, 1980
Marie confessed to Alice that Jessica is Marie's daughter. Trish accepted a singing tour to get money to hire detectives to locate Scotty and David. Kellam warned Alex to keep his divorce from Mary out of the publicity spotlight, but Mary won't be quiet unless nothing violent happens to David. Johnny wants Josh for a dad instead of Don. Maggie encouraged Kyle to believe he can walk again since she was once crippled like he is. Victoria joined Mickey's firm. Liz told Neil that Kellam is trying to bed Marlena. Jarvis suggested that Kellam bust up Liz and Neil by threatening to disinherit her. Kellam and Jarvis tried to blackmail Chris to return to Anderson.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22 - SEPTEMBER 26, 1980
Neil broke off with Liz to save her relationship with Kellam, but she believed Jarvis' lie that Neil had accepted a bribe. Alex bought Chris' marina site, but Lesley arranged a lease for Chris with Alex without Chris' knowledge. Lee can't move since her stroke and is leaning on Doug to help her recover. Jessica convinced Sally to keep her baby and was upset that Marie suggested adoption.

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COVER DATE: DECEMBER 9, 1980


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I wonder how close we are to Gary Tomlin's first stint as co-headwriter?
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Feb 17 2014, 11:13 AM
I wonder how close we are to Gary Tomlin's first stint as co-headwriter?
According to Jason47's page, Michelle Poteet-Lisanti takes over for Nina Laemmle on October 10, 1980. Gary Tomlin joins her as co-HW on October 20, 1980, so we're just under a month away from his first tenure at this point in the story.
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COVER DATE: JULY 3, 1979


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Jan 14 2014, 11:59 AM
SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: SEPTEMBER 4, 1979


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Jan 20 2014, 11:48 AM
SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: NOVEMBER 27, 1979


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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 3, 1980
Liz and Don were ashamed of their one-night fling, and he resolved to tell Marlena. But Jarvis and Kellam had already arranged for Marlena to hear about it. Lo and behold, Joshua is actually Mr. Talbot, son of Sunny, Kellam's wife who died under mysterious circumstances. Only Mrs. Chisholm knows the whole story. Sally couldn't accept motherhood, and Jessica again blamed Marie for putting the adoption bug in Sally's ear. Mickey accused Maggie of getting too involved with Kyle, who concentrated on the married redhead now that his football career is kaput. Cassie smoldered when Tod's eyes lit up for Jessica. Doug and Julie kept a depressed Neil from gambling. After a nude swim, Joshua found Carol snooping through his wallet.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 6 - OCTOBER 10, 1980
Josh confessed to Mickey that he's John Talbot, Sunny's son, and that Kellam was responsible for Sunny's death. Mickey told Josh to get more evidence from Mrs. Chisholm. Lee stopped her therapy in order to twist Doug's arm to stay with her. Carol worked for Jarvis against Josh, who was suspicious of her and realized that Kellam intends to get rid of him. Maggie asked Mickey not to harp about her friendship with Kyle, but Victoria told Mickey that Kyle's a notorious lady's man.

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COVER DATE: DECEMBER 23, 1980


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WEEK OF OCTOBER 13 - OCTOBER 17, 1980
Don spotted Kellam kissing Marlena, who insisted it was merely a comforting gesture. Chris and Leslie set a Christmas Day wedding. Barred from gambling at Doug's Place, Neil played poker at the Salem Inn and lost a bundle. Joshua's room was ransacked and since Mrs. Chisholm wouldn't reveal the details of Sunny's death, Joshua located Sunny's maid, Betty Parker. Trish signed Mel Copley as her agent and promoted her new record. Max ordered Carol out of town. Kyle refused to talk about his ex-wife, but agreed to dine with Maggie and Mickey. Julie cautioned Maggie about becoming personally involved with Kyle. Kyle realized that he may be stalling her recovery to hold onto Doug. Kellam told Tod that Cassie is barred from Tod's birthday party.

NOTE: Gary Tomlin begins as co-Head Writer (with Michelle Poteet-Lisant, who began on 10/10/80) on October 20, 1980. The executive producers at this time are Betty Corday (who began on 8/3/66) and Al Rabin (who began on 1/21/80).

WEEK OF OCTOBER 20 - OCTOBER 24, 1980
Before disappearing, Betty told Joshua that Max gave Sunny a "hypodermic" before Sunny died. Mrs. Chisholm confirmed that Kellam knew Sunny was murdered. Marlena was miffed because Don dropped out of Kellam's campaign to accept the D.A. spot without consulting her. Cassie crashed Tod's party, where Tod announced that Jessica soon will be his wife. Cassie accused Jessica of using their friendship to steal Tod. Julie guessed that Joshua is Sunny's long lost son. Alex persuaded Mary not to tell Chris that Alex owns the development company. Marie insisted that Alex not try to trace Jessica's parents. Don wouldn't accompany Marlena to Kellam's party for Tod, who confided to Liz that he was breaking off with Cassie in favor of Jessica.

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COVER DATE: JANUARY 6, 1981


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WEEK OF OCTOBER 27 - OCTOBER 31, 1980
Julie stopped Joshua from gunning down Kellam. Joshua was beaten by a hood while watching Tod and Cassie on a boat. Later, Cassie's dead body was washed ashore, and Joshua's memory was fuzzy. Jessica was humiliated by Tod's surprise engagement announcement. Marie tried to help Jessica's turmoil, but because she is afraid of getting too close to Jessica, Marie asked Alex to serve as Jessica's surrogate father. Don and Marlena argued about her joining Kellam's staff. Liz didn't believe Neil when he explained that he didn't accept Kellam's bribe, and his gambling debts mounted. Leslie was peeved when Chris agreed to work with Mary on the marina's publicity.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3 - NOVEMBER 7, 1980
Tod begged Jessica to lie for him because the cops wouldn't believe that Cassie's death was accidental. Julie resigned herself to the fact that Doug can't divorce Lee because Lee wouldn't be able to finish her therapy. Maggie got wise to Lee using the situation to her advantage. Mary made Leslie sweat thinking Chris will find out that Alex is the secret backer of the marina. Chris refused to deal with Alex again and Mary has her attentions geared to Chris. Alex was disturbed when Marie refused to help Jessica's turmoil and sent him to handle the mess. Marlena blamed Don when Kellam lost the governor's race.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: JANUARY 20, 1981


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Julie's friendship with Joshua (and her relationship to Jessica and Marie) makes her interest in Nick right now understandable. I wish the writers would throw a few lines out regarding this so the current audience could see that.

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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 10 - NOVEMBER 14, 1980
Chris hit the road after learning that Alex owns the marina. Mary forced Leslie to tell Chris, who was unsure he could trust Leslie. Don and Marlena separated. He decided to seek a reconciliation after finding Kellam comforting Marlena. Trish offered to help Neil with his gambling debts. Kellam insisted that Tod continue lying about Cassie's death. Jessica lied to save Tod's neck, but Alex advised her to tell the truth at the inquest. Liz was hostile when Neil suggested a reconciliation. Marie insisted that Alex help Jessica since he, as Jessica's father, has a stake in her life. Max cautioned Kellam about "making the same mistake twice" with Marlena as he did with Sunny.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17 - NOVEMBER 21, 1980
Marie explained to Alex that they are Jessica's parents. Tod and Jessica were charged with Cassie's murder after Don got testimony that they had lied about the incidents of that fateful evening. But Joshua remembered witnessing Cassie's accidental drowning. Tod and Liz walked out on Kellam for forcing Tod to cover up the truth. Liz realized Neil was Kellam's pawn, and Liz and Neil had a tentative reconciliation. Kyle had a therapy setback and Maggie pleaded to be allowed to continue helping him. But she cautioned Mike against teasing Mickey about her and Kyle.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 1981


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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24 - NOVEMBER 28, 1980
Joshua's testimony cleared Tod and Jessica. Kyle fantasized about Maggie, while she assured Mickey that Kyle can't break up their marriage. Mike and Trish realized that their friendship has rekindled the old spark. Neil had Lee tranquilized when she ranted about discontinuing therapy if Doug leaves her in the penthouse with a nurse while he cavorts with Julie. Marlena spent Thanksgiving with Kellam and Johnny, then tried a reconciliation dinner with Don that ended in shambles. Liz and Neil fell into each other's arms after he borrowed money from loan shark Pippin to pay gambling debts. Jessica nixed Alex's offer to locate her real parents, in deference to the memory of the Blakes, who raised her. Tod asked Julie for a job because he's having a tough financial time since walking out on Kellam.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 5, 1980
The loan shark closed in on Neil to collect his debts. Neil had convinced Liz that he had stopped gambling. Lee forced a nurse to walk off her case, since Lee wants only Doug to tend to her. Tod avoided Jessica at every turn. Alex offered Leslie a job she couldn't resist. Joshua was rattled that Tod is working for Julie. Jessica decided to move into her own apartment and Joshua expressed his affection. Kellam moved in on Marlena after her failed attempt at a reconciliation with Don.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: FEBRUARY 17, 1981


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WEEK OF DECEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 12, 1980
Julie was upset that Lee conned Doug into spending the night in the penthouse on her first night home. Marie pleaded unsuccessfully with Alex against his plans to adopt Jessica. Marie accused Alex of killing his brother. Kellam urged Marlena to adopt Johnny. Tod ran into Jessica, who got a waitress job. Pippin had Neil beat up. Liz asked Kellam for money to pay Neil's gambling debts. Kellam will give Liz the money if she drops Neil and returns home.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 19, 1980
Jessica accepted Alex's adoption offer and Marie approved it. Neil disappeared and Marlena caught Don comforting Liz. Marlena asked Don for a divorce. Tod fought with Joshua over the right to romance Jessica. Leslie accepted Alex's job offer. Mrs. Chisholm suspected Joshua was more interested in revenge on Kellam than romance with Jessica. Liz accused Marlena of going after Kellam as revenge against Liz and Don. Liz rejected Kellam's money offer to drop Neil. Doug laid into Lee for visiting and taunting Julie.

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COVER DATE: March 3, 1981


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WEEK OF DECEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 26, 1980
Lee ruined Doug and Julie's Christmas Eve by having nurse Mabel wheel Lee into the casino. Doug got even by spending Christmas Day with Julie and the Hortons. Because of a mixup, the hospital's children's ward had two feuding Santas, Don and Kellam. Chris returned home as Leslie fell into Alex's arms, even though Alex's thoughts were on Marie. Tod withheld Jessica's gift because she spent Christmas Eve with Joshua. Liz asked Mickey to hire a private eye to find Neil. Marie got teary while spending Christmas with Jessica and Alex. Doug asked Liz to substitute at the club for Trish, who got a singing job in Chicago. Doug asked Mike to be Trish's manager while Joshua filled in for Mike at the club.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 29, 1980 - JANUARY 2, 1981
(Note at the beginning of this week's recap: For the New Year, we offer a potpourri of speculative resolutions for the soap characters, which they would be well-advised to heed, as well as a few predictions.)
This probably will be Doug and Julie's reconciliation year. Lee will cry wolf once too often. Marie should strengthen her nun's vows, because Alex might decide to make it one big happy family with Marie, Jessica, and himself. Marlena should learn she can't trust a guy like Kellam, but she probably will not reunite with Don without a string of complications. Mike and Trish should be wary of getting too comfy because David will loom on the horizon.

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COVER DATE: MARCH 17, 1981


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Nice quick pace you've been going at, Matt. Sorry I've taken so long to get the couple of missing scans up, just been very busy the past few months. I still have to compile all the scans you've done into my yearly recap pages too, so hopefully I will have time to do that soon and fans can visit all the links on one page from 1975-1981!
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WEEK OF JANUARY 5 - JANUARY 9, 1981
Lee resented the arrival of her sister, Renee. Neil returned and asked Liz to marry him, but she wouldn't accept because he refused to tell her where he had been or how he paid off his gambling debts. Marie went on a religious retreat after Alex's protestation that she always has been the only woman for him. Joshua explained to Jessica that he can't commit himself to her until he clears up something in his past. Chris avoided Leslie after finding her with Alex. Alex and Jessica signed adoption papers. Tom prepared for hip surgery. Mike arranged Trish's Chicago singing engagement as her road manager. Liz taunted Kellam about "stealing" Marlena from Don. There's lots of dirt in Renee and Lee's past, and Renee announced Lee's real name is Emily.
WEEK OF JANUARY 12 - JANUARY 16, 1981
Marie insisted to Alex that she never would join his and Jessica's "family." Chris and Joshua formed a partnership to build a gym. Julie packed her bags after Doug confirmed that he nixed Lee's offer of an immediate divorce. Mary confided to Don that she was working at Anderson's to get evidence against Kellam and Alex. Jessica bristled about Renee's yen for Tod, then boasted that she was close to Joshua. Lee ordered Mable not to tell anyone about the mysterious phone calls she was receiving. Max blackmailed Kellam into a partnership to keep him from telling Marlena about his maneuvering. Mary teased Alex about stealing Leslie from Chris. Maggie and Mickey became closer after Kyle moved to Florida.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: MARCH 31, 1981


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Sigh. My beloved Renee Dumonde Dimera Banning Marshall has arrived. :wub2:
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WEEK OF JANUARY 19 - JANUARY 23, 1981
Alice was flabbergasted that Alex was Jessica's father. Doug followed Julie, who insisted it was endsville for them. Despite Joshua and Renee, Jessica and Tod realized they still were hung up on each other. Liz agreed to marry Neil, although he clammed up about his absence. Renee threatened Lee about telling Doug of Lee's trampy affairs. Mary investigated Alex and Marie's relationship. Brent returned and followed Renee. Don and Marlena embraced after Maggie forced a meeting before the Craig divorce was final. Chris invited Trish to dinner to make Mike and Trish realize they were a match made in heaven. Joshua offered Tod a gym job; Renee wanted to join the club staff.
WEEK OF JANUARY 26 - JANUARY 30, 1981
Marlena and Don's divorce was finalized after they made love, then argued that sex isn't everything. Renee ranted after she seduced Tod, who admitted loving Jessica. Alex was suspicious of Mary's friendship overtures. Chris told Leslie they're kaput. Joshua bowed out of Jessica's love life. Don disagreed that Liz should confess their affair to Neil. Doug and Julie didn't recognize Brent, who had had plastic surgery, and who offered Renee a chance to milk money from Lee. Julie kicked out Lee when Lee asked decorator advice to make a comfy home for Doug. Mary dropped hints to Neil about Don and Liz's relationship. Mary tested Marie by suggesting Mary might try another go-round with Alex.

SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: APRIL 14, 1981


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This is the 12/9/80 SOD recap. I don't have the January one.

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COVER DATE: JANUARY 6, 1981


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