“Days of our Lives” to broadcast a memorable 1997 Eileen Davidson episode this week

On the heels of Eileen Davidson’s return to Days of our Lives as longtime fan favorite Kristen DiMera, the long-running NBC daytime drama will dig into its archives and take viewers back to one of the villainess’ most memorable Days episodes to date, airing it this Friday, Nov. 23, as a day after Thanksgiving treat.

The episode — originally telecast on June 24, 1997 — involves John’s (Drake Hogestyn) wedding to a Kristen impostor. Meanwhile, Marlena (Deidre Hall) and the real Kristen (Eileen Davidson) are still unconscious in a secret room where evil mastermind Stefano (Joe Mascolo) is holding them captive. Elsewhere, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) tries to adjust to the idea that Bo (Peter Reckell) and Billie (Krista Allen) are married while Bo’s life is threatened after his cover is blown during an investigation gone wrong. Sounds like just another day in soap opera land.

“This admired series has continued to keep a loyal and dedicated audience since 1965, and to be able to share this memorable episode with devoted fans of the show, as well as new viewers, will definitely be a fun treat,” said Bruce Evans, Senior Vice President, Current Programming, NBC Entertainment.

Days of our Lives airs 1-2pm ET in most markets; check your local listings.

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