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a website dedicated to American actor/writer/director/producer Stephen Nichols. Best known for his varied roles on daytime television, Stephen has just returned to his iconic role of Steven Earl "Patch" Johnson on the daytime soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Stephen also played the parts of uber-tychoon Tucker McCall on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, as The Dark Prince Stefan Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL and Dr. Skylar Cates on the cancelled SANTA BARBARA. Stephen has also appeared in films and in episodic television such as CRASH, THE NANNY, EMPTY NEST, SECOND CHANCES, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, RENEGADE, WITCHBOARD, & THE PHOENIX. This is strictly a fan site and NOT Stephen's official site. This site has a strict no paparazzi policy and will not publish photos of Stephen during his private time.

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I was going to have one of my snarky add on title, but since this episode was somewhat serious, I thought better. Okay my reason for wanting to provide a snarky add on has to do with this fact: Why couldn’t they have had Steve actually find Bo (Peter Reckell) and bring him back to Salem? What would have been the harm in having him be changed in Kayla’s (Mary Beth Evans) eyes and those of the fellow Salemites who seem to think that both Bo and Steve are deadbeat dads and neglectful husbands? Also my gosh, is Victor’s (John Aniston) plane suddenly supersonic? Is it an Avengers Quinjet or something? Didn’t take Steve long to get back to Salem from the Yucatan Peninsula. In the amount of time it took to give Caroline (Peggy McCay) the serum and have it take effect, it seemed like only an hour or so, considering when Steve had the fight with the guard over Bo in Mexico…. Well math is math and distance is distance. Unless as I said Victor’s jet is somehow able to make it from say Sakovia to New York City, then Steve’s travel time was amazingly fast to be there for when Caroline made her recovery. But then I have to say this is a soap opera. The elements of time and space have no presence. Figures. A good performance by Stephen today though. He can cry like no other, and I did love how he was comforting Victor.

  • [343] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 10/07/2015

I have been really impressed with the amount of screentime Stephen has received since his return. Good to see he’s not being employed only as a parental unit this time around. I’m loving the scenes though between James Lastovic (Joey) and Stephen. Just some standout acting thus far from that young lad. Stephen looks truly impressed. I also loved the flashbacks to classic Steve and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans). Loved Mary Beth’s big hair, though Stephen’s looked pretty full as well. I’m just so happy for Stephen’s return. If anyone knows how long he’s back for, please leave a comment. A classic featured cap today.

  • [462] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES – 09/22/2015

Well, not sure what to make out of Kayla’s (Mary Beth Evans) last comment today, but all I can say is “Bring on Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun) if she doesn’t want Steve anymore. Yeah, wishful thinking. We all know Steve and Kayla are getting back together for the #Days50th and that’s in November sweeps. Tamara Braun comes on in December. Why can’t I have what I want for once dammit?! Of course as far as Kayla’s mood, one has to ask if it had anything to do with Steve’s mention of Monica. Could have been.

  • [355] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 09/17/2015

A very nice scene today between Steve and Joey (James Lastovic). Loved it to pieces. But come on, we all knew Steve was not going to sit idly by and accept that Scotch taped letter as proof Bo (Peter Reckell) ran out on Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Ciara (Laura Boles) right? And even Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) doesn’t look like she is willing to take Steve’s acceptance of the letter as proof that Steve is not going to off and look for his friend. Or at least she shouldn’t. Loved that Steve made a bee line right to John (Drake Hogestyn). That’s our Patchman.

  • [519] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 09/16/2015

Steve’s if anything but persistent. I love how he was lurking in the back watching Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) when she was with Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn). Then later in Kayla’s office when they were picking Joey’s (James Lastovic) courses. He’s definitely trying isn’t he.

  • [375] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 09/15/2015

Here are today’s caps for you. Loved how territorial Steve was today with both Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso). Particularly the latter. Looks like he’s got Aiden’s (Daniel Cosgrove) number a bit too well. I just didn’t like the scene between Bo and Hope where Hope told Steve off. My only big issue with what’s happening on screen is the notion of Steve and Bo (Peter Reckell) being deadbeat dads who left their kids. That of course was only to facilitate the needs of the prior regime who refused, for some inexplicable reason, to bring back either actor. But then the only one to blame was Ken Corday. He’s the continuing factor in whether Steve and Bo came back onto the canvas. What I’d like to know is, why now?

  • [370] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 09/09/2015

Today’s screencaps are up. Looks like Steve is becoming a little more persistent in his search for Bo (Peter Reckell). Loved Victor’s (John Aniston) shot at him about wanting to impress Kayla (Mary Beth Evans). Though I’d say Steve is trying to do exactly that, I’d say it’s more for Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Ciara (Lauren Boles). By the way, I’m in the process of getting the media site set up. When it’s done, I’ll post. Keep checking back.

  • [278] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 09/08/2015

As you can see I’ve uploaded a new layout. Can’t say it wasn’t time. I hope you like the improved look of both the main site and gallery. I know I do. It looks cleaner and a little more streamlined. I’ll soon be adding some more event images I’ve come across of Stephen and some new photoshoots. I’ve also some oldies but goodies in terms of some stills from Stephen in DAYS OF OUR LIVES golden age with Steve and Kayla. So all in all hopefully there’s a turn-a-round for this site. I also want to point out a new policy on this site. I have instituted a new NO PAPARAZZI policy in terms of there will absolutely be no images of Stephen posted where he is enjoying private time with his family or engaging in his every day life. What that entails is if Stephen is at an airport, eating lunch in a restaurant, taking a walk with one of his kids, or his wife, those types of images and anything that might be considered gossip will be strictly excluded from this site. That material is not for us to know and for Stephen to keep private. So anyone wanting those types of images or rumors, get used to disappointment. You won’t find it here. Once more I want to make it clear, this is NOT Stephen’s official site. All links to Stephen’s official site and social media accounts can be found in the sidebar under OFFICIAL NICHOLS. So anyone thinking this is Stephen’s official site, read the disclaimer and also read this post. So anyone from his “team” thinking I’m talking smack, remember this IS a fan site. Nothing more. Nothing less. It was set up with the intention to bring Stephen’s fans regular updates in terms of screencaps and other goodies not included in any official capacity. One thing also, I know there are Steve and Kayla fans from way back. I included myself in that group, however, I’m going on record as saying I’m officially a Steve and Ava fan, having enjoyed the chemistry between Stephen and his DOOL & GH co-star Tamara Braun. While I am respectful of the Steve and Kayla fans, please be respectful of my love for Steve and Ava. While I adore Mary Beth Evans, I love Tamara Braun more. So those are the facts. I’m also in the process of setting up a new media archive for the site. For anyone wanting to know what happened to the old site, please feel free to read this article. The archive will also be including Stephen’s GH co-star Ted King who played the parts of twins Luis and Lorenzo Alcazar. The reason for this is both expediency and for the purpose of perhaps introducing the work of both actors to a wider audience. So that’s it for now. Thanks for visiting and for being a fan of the site and of Stephen. It’s a pleasure to serve you.

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