HomeTagsClassic SoapsDays of Our Lives Flashback: The Time Is Near Brian Peel January 11, 2009 13 Comments People of the world – the time is near. For those living in a world without any form of public medium or access to soap opera news, Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall’s final days are upon us in coming days on Days of Our Lives. As much as this decision hurt fans from everywhere, the inevitable is about to happen. In recent posts, particularly from myself, I have once again felt the desire to share another John and Marlena tribute video with the world. It’s hard to come to grips with this news that this daytime supercouple is packing up and moving away from a town they have called home for so long. But like the saying goes, the world still turns and life must and will go on – with or without John and Marlena. We will watch with bated breath in hope the show will survive and revive it’s fight to reign supreme in this flagship daytime drama. For now, people of the world have John and Marlena for a few more days yet, but for when their number is up, we will all have nothing but memories of the past – they start right here. 13 Responses lene91 January 11, 2009 Almost gone? No Jarlena? WOHO!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome. Log in to Reply KingTV January 11, 2009 This is a wonderful tribute to the couple and unfortunately, probably better then anything that horrible hack, Dena Higley, will come up with to send these two out with the respect, dignity, love and final story ending that they deserve. Log in to Reply hunterforrester January 11, 2009 Brian Peel is at it again. Log in to Reply THEBEST January 11, 2009 I am praying that Days’ ratings plummet once Drake & Dee are gone. ***///My life as a soap fan is on life support, waiting for a miracle…\\\*** Log in to Reply momsmistchief January 11, 2009 Try as I might I just can not wrap my brain around this totally arseanine decision to fire Drake and Deidre and destroy this most wonderful couple. Thanks for the video as it shows why they are so popular and so loved. Just watching this bit has me smiling and crying. Days will not be the same with them gone and TPTB have broken my heart. I watch the show but it is nowhere near like it was watching before all this BS. I have no interest in the show except for the veteran actors who I will support. I just keep shaking my head and try to understand all this but can not do so. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens January 11, 2009 Sigh, I can’t take it. When that heifer calls out “Roman” on that pier it STILL KILLS ME! Best return from the dead storyline EVER! Log in to Reply KMG4GH January 12, 2009 I am voting with my remote!! NO MORE DAYS Log in to Reply NO JARLENA. NO DAY.WHAT IS THE POINT. January 12, 2009 I AM DONE WITH DAYS AS OF 1/23/09(J&M/D&D LAST AIRDATE)AND AS FOR THE REST OF THE VIEWERS GOOD LUCK WITH THE HACKERS OF DAYS AND THE 12 YEAR OLD DIALOGUE AND STORYS! LIKE EVERYBODY IS SAING ON THE WEB THAT DON’T GO TO BOARDS AND DON’T HAVE A STUPID NELSON BOX,WE HAD ENOUGH(WE NOT BLOWING SMOKE)OF KEN C.LIES AND THE KILLING OF HIS PARENTS SHOW,SO WITH THAT SAID,DAYS CAN GO TO WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE AND KEN C. CAN GO TO H*LL! Log in to Reply Deneille January 12, 2009 I still cannot comprehend how Drake & Deidre can be let go from Days. They represent the core of this show and its success over the last 30+ years – No Drake & Deidre = No Days!! Sad but a reality. I cannot understand any business decision that says you fire the stars of the show and the reason why people stay LOYAL for decades in order to make the make the show a success? There is no logic. After the episode on 23rd January I cannot say there is any reason to continue watching. I’m only hoping that in time those that make such crazy decisions without any understanding of why people watch Days in the first place realise that they may have set off a domino effect that ultimately could result in the end of Days FOREVER!! Log in to Reply Dariclone January 12, 2009 Wow! I’ve never really watched Days regularly, but even I think John & Marlena are incredible, that video was pure old fashioned soap. Thanks so much for posting! Log in to Reply TylerandBelle January 12, 2009 Add my name to the list of soon to be FORMER DAYS fans plus two generations of Drake fans in my family, who will be making our last day watching DAYS on 1/23/09. We have NO desire to watch this show WITHOUT Drake Hogestyn on it so good bye DAYS! Drake, we’re behind you all the way and will be following you to your next role! Thank YOU for the memories, and to Ken Corday, fu## you! Log in to Reply Brian Peel January 12, 2009 Thanks crew – hunterforrester you love it! As much as we hate to admit it – these final moments of Days will be defining ones. Moments that will live on in the history of the soap. What a week… Log in to Reply Brian Peel January 14, 2009 There’s not so much we can hold onto, but it’s moments like these that make the fans smile Dariclone. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.