Days of our Lives
begins today with Bo (Peter Reckell
) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso
) on a romantic carriage ride going to the spot where they will renew their wedding vows. And yesss! We also get more Days of our Lives
flashbacks from their first wedding, backin the '80s when Peter Reckell had a small ferret growing out of his chin and Kristian Alfonso had more meat on her bones.
In more ominous news, Lexie (Renee Jones
) assembles her half-siblings, EJ (James Scott
) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis
) to demand to know what is going with Stefano. In the hospital room, John (Drake Hogestyn
) tries to smother Stefano (Joseph Mascolo
) with a pillow. The thing is, he keeps taking the pillow off his face in order to say some evil words. Just kill the man, already!
Bo and Hope's carriage takes them to the church where all their loved ones have all assembled. Bo makes a speech about how much he loves Hope, beginning with some excerpts from a letter from Shawn, Belle and Claire who are off sailing around the world. Next, other people say some special words, including Doug, Steve (Stephen Nichols
) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans
). Everyone recaps the long and storied history of the love that Bo and Hope share, from their multiple weddings to their world-wide sailing adventure to the birth of children. Finally, it's time for them to renew their vows. Next, it's time to exchange rings. Hope doesn't have her wedding band anymore because it was lost at sea, but Bo surprises her with a replica. Ciara is holding onto a ring for Bo. It's not Bo's ring, though. It's one that Grandpa Shawn wore, and may I say, it is pretty hideous. After the ceremony, they all get ready to head back to Bo and Hope's for the reception, but a reporter interrupts and wants to get a quote from Bo about how he can sleep at night, knowing that he's a big-ol' liar. Ruh roh. Way to put a damper on the festivities.
WTF? John pauses in his smothering of Stefano to take a phone call from Marlena (Deidre Hall
). Seriously, if he's really serious about killing Stefano, I'm sure he can let the call go to voicemail. John accuses Marlena of notifying the police that Ava jumped bail. Marlena confirms that she did contact the authorities. Marlena begs John not to kill Stefano. For some reason, John says that he's not going to do anything to Stefano yet because he has something else to do. Argh! Just kill him, already! Also, why isn't Marlena at Bo and Hope's wedding? Marlena gets off the phone with John and rushes to get ready for the wedding. But remember from yesterday's Days of our Lives
that there is a hired thug stalking her in her apartment. She sees the masked man holding a syringe and tells him to stay away from her. She grabs a letter opener to protect herself. She tries to run out of the room, but the assailant grabs her and wrestles her onto the bed.
Lexie has a feeling that both EJ and Tony know something about Stefano's condition than they are letting on, so she demands to know. EJ and Tony say that they don't want to make any effort to reawaken Stefano, for fear of angry retribution. EJ sneaks into the room and says, "Father, it's me, EJ. I need to speak to you again." Tony enters the room just in time to hear him. So the cat's out of the bag. Each one knows that the other knows that Stefano is awake. Tony and EJ demand that Stefano explain himself, but he's suddenly unresponsive again.
Next on Days of our Lives
: Abe questions Bo, Tony fills Stefano in on everything that has happened, Stefano vows revenge on all his enemies.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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