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DOOL Fans Are Going Nuts Because Tomorrow Is the Day Everything Changes

Kristyn Burtt is an LA-based entertainment reporter who has covered everything from 'Dancing With the Stars' to the Oscars. If she’s not on the red carpet, she’s at home in yoga pants watching Netflix and eating potato chips.

The pressure is on for Days of Our Lives

The day is almost here, and Days of Our Lives fans are so ready for this. Ron Carlivati’s storylines finally debut on NBC on Wednesday, July 19. He’s been in charge almost six months, but the show shoots months ahead of time, so the time has finally come and the long wait is finally over.

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Some viewers have appeared to be disappointed with the storylines and the loss of some legacy characters, but Carlivati's new storylines promise big changes to that. We’ve been discussing the return of Alison Sweeney, Eileen Davidson and Chandler Massey nonstop, but now we finally get to see their stories play out, and we are all losing our minds.

The person who understands the importance of legacy characters the most is Carlivati. He knows they are vital to keeping the heart of the series thriving. He’s hoping to bring fan faves like John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) as well as Patch (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) back to the forefront.

“There are big payoffs for the stories that have been set up,” he explained to Soap Opera Digest. “There’s a lot of exciting stuff that I’m bringing into it.” If that doesn’t rile up the fans, the twist on who killed Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) is about to get a bit juicier. Appearances are deceiving in Salem right now.

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“When I came in, he had already been murdered, so I took that as a point of inspiration,” Carlivati said. “It had wrapped up fairly fast with a killer that made sense, but I proposed a different killer that prolonged the story, and pulled more people in and impacted the love stories on the canvas a little more.”

Even with all of Carlivati’s great ideas for righting the DOOL ship, some fans are making lots of suggestions on storylines. They all have an opinion.

So the pressure is on Carlivati to deliver the goods big-time when it comes to ratings and storylines. Everyone is watching — fans and, of course, NBC.

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