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Looks like Steve is going to be getting dirty with My Miss Ava (Tamara Braun). People call her crazy. I say she’s calculated and is instrumental to get what she wants. See the promo below. Don’t forget to click the section to go full screen to get the HD version.

Well what can be said about today’s episode other than the acting between Stephen and Tamara Braun (Ava Vitali) was just amazing. Seeing these two just do what they do was simply sublime for me as a fan of both these actors. All I can say to the writers is “More please!”

  • [312] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 01/12/2016

Steve goes to Ava (Tamara Braun) and asks about the pictures of the baby. Hear her answer….

How old is Stephen? Is he supposed to be in his early sixties? Is he supposed to be a grandfather of two? Well you couldn’t put that one past me. If I were so inclined I’d make this an O-M-G moment with a smiley that had a shocked face with an “O” shaped mouth because from what we saw today, Stephen Nichols could pass for someone half his age. My goodness that man is still in incredible shape. I could almost hear the sighs and at least a few gasps over the airwaves as Mary Beth Evans lay her head down on that chest. I swear there is a portrait out there a la Dorian Gray out there. I think Lisa, his wife, knows where it is. Not much for a Steve and Kayla fan to complain about today. Lots to think of in terms of them working things out and getting back together in time for Ava (Tamara Braun) to sweep in and pull a Mrs. Robinson on Joey (James Lastovic).

  • [325] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 12/10/2015

My apologies for being behind on these but I’ve been having computer problems galore and the device I use to record the program sort of dropped out of my computer programs. Don’t know how that happened, but it did. The other issue I had was that I accidentally deleted the December 3rd episode from my DVR. That was Bo’s (Peter Reckell) funeral episode. I had to get another copy of it and finally did, so I do have screencaps from that show. So now we get to the subtitle of this post. I know the Steve and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) fans are not the least bit happy about Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun) being back on the show, because this means their couple won’t be having an easy time of it. Well this Tamara Braun fan could care less. I’m delighted to have her back and cannot wait to see what she brings back to Salem. I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time. I’ll be posting her daily screencaps up on my site for Tamara, a link you can find in the sidebar in the Ex Libris section. Please feel free to click on it and keep up to date on Tamara’s work. In fact, I’m going to suggest you do. Talk about putting the whammy on you. For your prurient interest, I’ll give you another Steve and Kayla kissing photo. Don’t say I don’t give you anything.

  • [302] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/30/2015
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  • [243] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 12/03/2015
  • [279] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 12/09/2015

It’s coming closer to the debut of my girl Ava (Tamara Braun). More messages for Steve and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) to decipher. I couldn’t be more thrilled…. But still I want some scenes with Steve and Ava…. Bedroom scenes, that’s it. (Did I say that in my best Ultron voice). Anyway my bet is that Ava isn’t up to anything nefarious, though Tamara can play that to the hilt, but I’m hoping she’ll have some meaty stuff to riff with….that will include Stephen. Ah well. Looks like Steve and John (Drake Hogestyn) are setting up shop.

  • [346] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/17/2015

Looks like Steve is failing very badly at tailing Joey (James Lastovic). Are his skills dulling in his old age? Nah, just trying to make conversation, but that text he received looked like something wicked this way comes. Not gonna say much more other than December 9 is coming….. Ominous music plays. You might notice I have two different station watermarks on the screencaps this time around. That’s because the NBC feed I record the show from to make my screencaps at 4:00 PM, was interrupted by the news from Paris, so fortunately I record the earlier airing from my Global feed at 1:00 PM. I’m happy they turned out seemless.

  • [278] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/13/2015

Okay, so today was the first day I didn’t entirely hate Kayla (Mary Beth Evans). She was finally written in character and concerned for Steve. I did love the Kleenex box throwing though. That was classic Steve and Kayla. I loved the part where Kayla told Steve whatever threat they were going to face, they’d face it together. The look on Stephen’s face was just priceless. You could tell he was liking that Steve and Kayla were getting back on track. Though I have to say this still does not in any way quell my want for Steve and Ava (Tamara Braun). In fact this doesn’t do anything for my wish that they’d hold off on putting the Johnsons back together until Steve and Ava have had a bit of a go…. Or a long bit of a go. I have to give a couple of honourable mentions today. The first has to be Kate Mansi who plays Abigail Devereaux. She has been killing her scenes with Robert Scott Wilson who plays Ben Rogers. Then there are Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso as the eponymous Bo and Hope Brady. Their scenes the past couple of days have been incredible to watch and as an old time DAYS fan, I couldn’t be more ecstatic. I also have to give props to the now departed Daniel Cosgrove who played Aiden Jennings. What a thankless job of having to pull that 180° turn. Daniel Cosgrove will go far I believe. He’s that perfect mix of old time Hollywood and new style solid acting. My kudos to him for his amazing work on the show.

  • [300] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/11/2015

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