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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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A really cute interview with Stephen and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady Johnson) on the Afterbuzz TV’s Mark J. Freeman. Here they talk about having been on the show for almost 30 years, their close relationship and the future for Steve and Kayla.

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

What more can anyone say about today’s episode other than give the freaking Emmy to the show, cast, crew, writers, NBC…. Everyone! This is the kind of show that soap operas are made of and more. All of the scenes today were just exceptional from Stephen’s scenes with Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) to his one pivotal scene with Bo (Peter Reckell) it was like an excavation was taking place in my chest with all the feels. The whole storyline with Bo and whatever fate may or may not befall him is just one more reason the genre is not dead. If one can conjure up those feelings some thirty plus years after the characters arrive, make long standing friendships in both the characters and cast to bring about what we saw today…. Come on NBC, ABC and CBS quit with the so-called “original” broadcasting. Yes, cooking shows and talk fests are cheap to make, however, they’re not what I would call invest-worthy. One can’t invest in them as long term as one can these family oriented, hour long dramas we watch every single weekday of the year. It is my sincere hope that based off of the strength of today’s show alone, NBC sees fit to keep DAYS OF OUR LIVES on the air for as long as the writing, acting and production values continue to be this good. The reason I titled the post thusly is because of the magnificent film Brokeback Mountain starring the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. Like the long term relationship between Ennis and Jack, Steve and Bo share that same intimacy in terms of their emotional agency in each other. Kudos to Stephen and Peter for today’s show.

  • [462] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/16/2015

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

Can I say how much I truly do hate Kayla (Mary Beth Evans)? I’m just going to say it, I hate Kayla Brady. I’m not even going to use Steve’s last name because quite frankly, she doesn’t deserve it. What she said to Steve today was unconscionable. Yeah, I know all the “yadda yadda” about Steve left her and she didn’t know why or where he was going, but let me say this, how many times have Steve and Kaylas been in the thick of it, yet no one bailed? And certainly there wasn’t this amount of enmity. Then the cutter Kayla issued in telling Steve to stay away from their son Joey (James Lastovic). What a bitch. I’m hoping this whole note thing is a prelude the return of Emmy Award Winner Tamara Braun as our resident Mob Princess Ava Vitali. Yeah am I hoping old flames are rekindled? You’re fucking right!

  • [319] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES – 11/09/2015

So the title is a little silly. But looks like Steve has either a stalker or something else is amiss. Steve received a note at the hospital that read: You thought you were rid of me for good? Didn’t you?. My thoughts: None other than the beautiful and sensuous Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun). Why do I think this? Considering her first airdate is just a little over a month from now, it’s my guess they’re building her back up in a big way. And what am I hoping? Rekindling of some old feelings. Now I know the Steve and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) fans are going to go ballistic, they always do, but I don’t care. I want Steve and Ava together at least for a short time. Steve and Kayla’s fans know their couple is endgame, so could you just allow us Tamara fans or Steve and Ava fans a little slack? Not sure how long Tamara is signed for, so please at least let us have something.

  • [397] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/06/2015

Looks like Steve and Bo (Peter Reckell) are back in Salem, though not in time to stop Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) nuptials with Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove). Kinda sad and tropey. Wait, that was yesterday’s edition. Sorry, I’m tripping. Caroline (Peggy McCay) was really tugging at my heart a little with how bad she feels for not being able to stop what was happening. Ah well, with news that Daniel Cosgrove is due to check out of the show on November 9…that was supposed to be a spoiler. Don’t care. If you come to this site you’ll find no spoilers or warnings of spoilers because I think we’re all grown ups by now. All that “spoiler” crap is for kids. Sorry kids. (Said in a voice like Ze Frank). And may I say I loved the jail break?

  • [325] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/05/2015

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