Alamainiac, aka @IAMBELIZE has created another great LOL Dayz for us. Bo is such a central character, it really annoys me the way they half heartedly wrote him off. It also annoys me the way they ignore his off screen existence. I’m still holding out hope that he (Peter Reckel) is going to work out his contractual differences and sail back into Salem with Shawn and Belle (and Phillip and Mimi- a girl can dream).
Elevators are a great plot device – mostly when they get stuck. You would think Salem County’s elevator inspector would be on thin ice with all these accidents. Here’s a look back:
Carly lives it up while they’re going down
I missed the Kaman days. Looks like they were pretty entertaining.
Remember when this happened?
Belle, my belle
I don’t know who Shelle is, do you? (Editor’s note: TheOtherDiMera didn’t watch back then, but MrsKiriakis did. Shelle=Shawn and Belle)
Finally, a compilation with some you’ve already seen, and some you haven’t.
So I better admit upfront this post is in no way topical. We have a running joke in our house about the poor quality of disguises on DOOL, especially when it comes to Bo and Hope:
So when I discovered the “put at mustache on it” feature in photobucket, well I had to share. Check out some of our fave DOOL characters in Bope-esque disguises:
This week’s Retro FriDAYS is a salute to the Windy City, a place that occasionally gets name-checked as the biggest town around. Although let’s be honest, this is mostly about the band Chicago.
In my limited time watching I’ve never actually seen a scene set there, but they talk about it from time to time.
Although occasionally the stars pay a visit.
Like in 1993 when New Bo had a big tip.
Or more recently when Morgan caught Chloe and Philip snogging.
And here goes the musical tributes set to Chicago:
Lots of Jack and Jen love out there
Same goes for Bo and Carly. (Barley?)
Or better times for Kayla and Patch.
Victor and Maggie
Need to feel inspired? Here’s a trifecta.
Bo isn’t my favorite character, but there is a distinction between a character I like and an actor I like (I also recognize Alison Sweeney is such a good actress she makes it easy for me to hate Sami).
I like Peter Reckell. He started on Days the year I was born (I’m gonna make you google it though, I’m not thrilled about my impending birthday). Other than the brief Robert Kelker-Kelly days, Peter Reckell has been Beauregard “Bo” Aurelius Brady from the beginning, and Salem isn’t going to be the same without him. (Side note: it seems some small miracle that with a name like Beauregard Aurelius he survived elementary school).
The wikipedia page for Bo doesn’t do him justice (although it was updated to include that his last day is today). It doesn’t include the epic romances he had with Carly, Billie, and of course Hope. It doesn’t include his penchant for thumb rings, or his ever changing epic hair.
Here’s wishing Peter Reckell the best of luck in his future endeavors. He has been a part of my Days life, entering my living room every day, for as long as I can remember, and I appreciate his hard work and talent.
Paternity questions have been a part of DOOL as long as we can remember. And the trope has never been as popular as it has been with today’s writers, what with EJ not being Stefano’s son, Nicole pretending that she’s got Rafe’s baby instead of EJ’s, and Sami ranting about how Carrie must really have Rafe’s baby because ME ME ME ME!! And Daniel wants to bone Nicole badly enough that he’ll switch her paternity test results even after he experienced having a son that wasn’t his?
Anyway, here’s a look back at when they only attempted one Maury Povich storyline at any given time.
Like when Sami switched paternity results on Brandon, Abe and Lexie?
Or like that time Gina/Hope did it with John and Stefano…
And we got to decide who the baby daddy was. Except not really at all.
More recently of course, both Chloe and Daniel were duped by Caroline, who switched Chloe’s paternity results …
After she cheated on DanDan with Philip
Stephanie/Ian tried to pull it off via some digital sorcery, and boy was Nathan upset when that happened.
Isn’t it interesting to remember how much screen time these two got so recently, and they aren’t even on the show anymore?
There’s plenty more who’s-your-daddy storylines to highlight, so watch for this theme again!
Yesterday, as we caught up on FriDAYS, we started wondering what Peter Reckell’s exit really might mean for Salem (and I haven’t read spoilers, so if you know, forgive my probably off base guesses). My main question is whether they could possibly re-cast the part (when Bo and Hope return from their honeymoon, Bo has gotten a tan- and facial reconstructive surgery?), or if he will be written off the show.
Is it possible that Robert Kelker-Kelly could reprise his role? I note that he is younger than Peter Reckell, but he doesn’t appear to have acted in the last 10 years either. According to his wikipedia page he is now a flight instructor in Missouri.
It seems crazy that they would write him off the show, but equally crazy that they would recast him. What do you guys think? I am sad for Peter Reckell, he doesn’t sound like he is leaving under the conditions he would have chosen. I hope they let him keep all of his thumb rings and ridiculous watches when he goes- for old times sake.