We all knew this was coming, but it’s no less thrilling for this DiMera fan. Just when everyone thought Stefano was dead forrealthistime, the phoenix rises from the ashes. Here’s a look back at Stefano’s prior resurrections and returns.
A two-parter from 1984
“It’s Good to be Back!” 1998-style
And in 1996
Memory is a lot like life, right?
Bonus!! Joseph Mascolo wants you to remind your kids not to be jerks.
We have already told you how necessary it is that you go to daysgifs.tumblr.com for amazing Days gifs. He has already added a ton of great ones since our last post, including Kate slapping Ian. You can also follow him @DaysGifs
We had told the creator of daysgifs how ripe we thought the Stefano spit take from the Kate/Stefano break up scene was for a gif. Those of you who follow us on twitter (@SalemOnSalem) or facebook (facebook.com/salemonsalem) know how much we love that scene with two of our fave characters taking it up 1000 notches. I half heartedly tried to make one (for someone who has a website, I am woefully stupid about technology). I bugged my husband to make one. We gave up. Fast forward to today, when what should appear in my inbox but this. Oh happy day. That just made my weekend.
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!
Where do we even start. The amazing Stefano set up? The moment he spit?
Kate’s complete and utter freak out?
I like STATE as a couple. They are/were actually probably my favorite couple on the show right now. Who would have thunk a marriage that started with blackmail would end with heartbreak?
I am kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I also felt bad for both Kate and Stefano. I think they really love each other, in their evil soapy characters way, and it was one of those rare moments where I thought “can’t you both just pretend it never happened?” Better yet, “can’t we both pretend Ian never came to Salem in the first place.” Usually I relish the dramatic breakup moment, but this one made me kind of sad.
And that’s the key point. I like Kate and Stefano and I don’t want to blame either one of them, so I am going to channel all my rage and disappointment in the Crypt Keeper himself:
The name's Ian, but you can call me Creeps McGee.
Is there any way Stefano will forgive Kate? Take her back? Here is what I am hoping (not a spoiler, just my dream plot twist): Kate comes up with something big to use against Stefano, blackmails HIM into staying together, and he falls in love with her all over again. A girl can dream.
Who's laughing now? Not funny.
PS: How amazing was Lauren Koslow when Kate completely lost her shiz. Like whoa. That woman can act.