Days of Our Lives isn't letting the Thanksgiving holiday interfere with the drama.
As usual, the soap gets preempted on Thanksgiving and on Black Friday, which means the sudser has to stuff extra turmoil into the truncated week.
Judging from the spoilers, Days of Our Lives will not disappoint during the week of 11-25-19, offering viewers an explosive reveal before the brief hiatus.
Sarah's secret is finally out, according to the spoiler video.
Not only does that mean that Xander and Nicole can finally stop fighting about whether Nicole should tell Eric the truth, but that there's a custody battle in Days of Our Lives' future.
Xander considers himself baby Mickey's dad, but the video depicts Eric barging in and demanding that Sarah bar Xander from the baby's life.
Eric is the biological father and that can be proven easily enough, but that doesn't mean he can just throw his weight around without consequences.
Xander isn't likely to accept Eric's demands, and his way of fighting back doesn't usually involve the courts. So it's anyone's guess how this is going to play out.
Meanwhile, could a second bombshell drop before the hiatus?
Scenes from the spoiler video also show Gina saying that Stefano's portrait is ready and Chad walking into a hotel room and saying, "Father?"
Are we dealing with a recast Stefano or a doppelganger?
Since Steve Johnson is also due to come back to town the week of 11-25-19, could the rumors that Steve has been brainwashed to think he is Stefano be true?
Of course, this could all be an elaborate fake-out and we might not see Stefano's face at all until Days of Our Lives returns. In the meantime, check out the official spoiler photos and let us know what you think.
Eric is stunned by Nicole's revelation.
This is a welcome surprise.
Back in 2014, Nicole kept it secret from Eric that she shredded some papers that proved his sexual encounter with Kristen was not consensual. When Eric found out, he went ballistic and viewers were treated to Eric raging at Nicole for over a year.
Many "Ericole" fans feared a repeat of this storyline now that Nicole has chosen to keep it secret for a year that Eric is the father of Sarah's baby.
But at least this time around, Nicole tells Eric herself rather than it coming out at their wedding or via some other person. Hopefully, the couple can get past her deception -- or at least skip the part where Eric verbally abuses Nicole for months.
Ciara takes on Mickey's kidnapper.
As our Days of Our Lives Round Table participants pointed out: Ciara's plan to rescue baby Mickey from a violent kidnapper was stupid.
Instead of relying on any of the numerous cops she is related to, Ciara decided to confront the kidnapper alone, and it looked like she succeeded only in getting herself in trouble.
When we left off, the kidnapper had grabbed her by the shoulder just as she was about to pick up baby Mickey.
But it seems that Ciara will somehow emerge a hero from this. Most likely she will sweet talk her way out of trouble, then somehow knock out the kidnapper.
Or else someone else will arrive just in time to stop her from getting hurt.
Lani finally confesses to someone why she left Eli.
It looks like that someone will be Kristen.
Bad move, Lani.
Kristen may be wearing a nun's habit, but she's no Sister Mary Moira -- even if she is played by the same actress.
If she sees an advantage to doing so, she won't hesitate to hold this info over Lani's head, blackmailing the cop-turned-nun for a second time.
Maybe she'll force Lani to help her get revenge on Gabi in some evil and violent way.
Abigail and JJ discuss Haley's death.
Maybe we'll get some answers about what happened to Haley.
More importantly, maybe we'll get a reasonable explanation for why Haley's death pushed JJ over the edge when Paige and Daniel's deaths in the course of only a few months did not.
After all, those were TWO people that were important to JJ gone in a blink of an eye.
At least someone in JJ's family remembered to worry about him, though. And any scene that allows Casey Moss to shine is a good thing.
Gina finishes her portrait of Stefano.
Does this mean an end to her one-sided conversations with the man she claims is Stefano?
And will we get an explanation for why Stefano is taking orders from Gina instead of the other way around?
Fans are either going to love or hate this story once Stefano's face is revealed, but at least we're getting on with it.
Let's hope the payoff is worth it.
Marlena receives a present from an admirer.
Hopefully, the admirer is John.
Marlena has been feeling insecure because of "Hope's" attempts to woo John away from her. She could use a reminder of her husband's steadfast love.
But the gift could also be from Stefano, in defiance of Gina's orders.
What are your theories, Days of Our Lives fanatics?
And what spoilers excite you the most?
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