SPOILER !! Updated production schedule with casting spoilers

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  1. Jason47

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    Estimated Weekly Production Schedule: July 2017-January 2018:

    **ROB WILSON (Ben) and DENICE DUFF (Wendy the midwife) returns added.

    Best guesstimates for the episodes taped each week, along with casting changes announced:

    Week of 7/31/17-8/4/17 # 13253-13260 (airing 1/10/18-1/19/18)
    Week of 8/7/17-8/11/17 DARK WEEK # 12
    Week of 8/14/17-8/18/17 # 13261-13268 (airing 1/22/18-1/31/18)
    Week of 8/21/17-8/25/17 # 13269-13276 (airing 2/1/18-2/12/18) **KYLER PETTIS (Theo) exit scenes posted (8/22)
    Week of 8/28/17-9/1/17 # 13277-13284 (airing 2/13/18-2/22/18) **LISA RINNA (Billie) return confirmed (first taping this week; by EW, 9/1) **LEANN HUNLEY (Anna) last possible week to work (per interview, worked July/August)
    Week of 9/4/17-9/8/17 DARK WEEK # 13
    Week of 9/11/17-9/15/17 # 13285-13292 (airing 2/23/18-3/6/18)
    Week of 9/18/17-9/22/17 # 13293-13300 (airing 3/7/18-3/16/18)
    Week of 9/25/17-9/29/17 # 13301-13308 (airing 3/19/18-3/28/18) **BRANDON BEEMER (Shawn) return confirmed (per 3/26 script); **MARTHA MADISON (Belle) return confirmed; **HONG KONG HOTEL EXTRAS (per casting call; first tape date 9/26); 13306 (3/26/18) cast list (per script cover): Abigail, Chad, Doug, Eli, Gabi, Hope, JJ, Julie, Lani, Rafe, Shawn, Stefan, Security Chief; set list: Abigail's Hotel Room, Detective Area & Interrogation Room, Hong Kong Lobby, Hong Kong Police Office, Horton Town Square, Stefan's Hotel Room.
    Week of 10/2/17-10/6/17 # 13309-13316 (airing 3/29/18-4/9/18)
    Week of 10/9/17-10/13/17 DARK WEEK # 14 **GREG RIKAART (character name not known yet) casting confirmed (by TVLine, 10/10)
    Week of 10/16/17-10/20/17 # 13317-13324 (airing 4/10/18-4/19/18)
    Week of 10/23/17-10/27/17 # 13325-13332 (airing 4/20/18-5/1/18) **BEGIN MAY SWEEPS (begin # 13329, 4/26/18) **CHAD WITH RED KNUCKLES (taped 10/25 per Terry James video)
    Week of 10/30/17-11/3/17 DARK WEEK # 15
    Week of 11/6/17-11/10/17 # 13333-13340 (airing 5/2/18-5/11/18)
    Week of 11/13/17-11/17/17 # 13341-13348 (airing 5/14/18-5/23/18) **END MAY SWEEPS (end # 13348, 5/23/18) **JEN LILLEY (Jeannie T) return confirmed (by Soap Digest, 11/17)
    Week of 11/20/17-11/24/17 DARK WEEK # 16
    Week of 11/27/17-12/1/17 # 13349-13356 (airing 5/24/18-6/5/18) **JAIME LYN BAUER (Laura) return confirmed (per her Facebook); **ROB WILSON (Ben) return confirmed (per his Instagram, 11/30)
    Week of 12/4/17-12/8/17 # 13357-13364 (airing 6/6/18-6/19/18) **LOUISE SOREL (Vivian) confirms exit (per Daytime Indulgence interview, 12/4) **DENICE DUFF (Wendy the midwife) tapes (12/4, per her FB; Rob Wilson (Ben) also tapes this day)
    Week of 12/11/17-12/15/17 # 13365-13372 (airing 6/20/18-6/29/18)
    Week of 12/18/17-12/22/17 DARK WEEK # 17
    Week of 12/25/17-12/29/17 DARK WEEK # 18
    Week of 1/1/18-1/5/18 DARK WEEK # 1
    Week of 1/8/18-1/12/18 # 13373-13380 (airing 7/2/18-7/11/18)
    Week of 1/15/18-1/19/18 # 13381-13388 (airing 7/12/18-7/23/18)
    Week of 1/22/18-1/26/18 DARK WEEK # 2
    Week of 1/29/18-2/2/18 DARK WEEK # 3

    Archive of production schedule, 2014-Present: http://www.jason47.com/days/productionschedule.html
     
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  2. Just Samantha

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    Interesting that Wendy the midwife will be seen again. I wonder if she and Rob Wilson (Ben) are in newly created flashbacks with Marci Miller as Abby?
     
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    OR did Ben fake killing Wendy at the time?
     
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    Maybe, although I thought I remember the police saying they found Wendy's body at the time. But it's nothing that can't be rewritten.
     
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    I thought Ben said he buried the body???
     
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    Yes, but I thought the police said they found her body (where he buried it, near the cabin).
     
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    We just have to stay tuned :)
     
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    New characters, return characters, but no Jack.:sad:
     
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    I honestly don't recall that, and I'm too lazy to check right now. No matter how disappointed I am with Ron C's writing lately, if there was a small detail like that, he wouldn't overlook it. (That's how we ended up with StefanNo in the first place - one throwaway scene from 1995.)
     
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    For what it's worth, I searched the summaries for December 2015 (the month after Wendy was killed on 11/24/2015) and half of January 2016 (including on a site that does practically a word-for-word recitation) and found no mention of the police mentioning her body was found (I searched "_body", "Wendy", "midwi" to try to find any instance of her). The last she was mentioned Abby wanted to do something for her family; at the end of December, the stories had switched to the reveal of Thomas's paternity and the death of St Daniel/opening of Jeannie T/Nicole's fashion haus and Ava's craziness.

    It's still possible they mentioned it later. I for one am super intrigued and wouldn't mind all of Ben's victims being undone. Heck, we're supposed to care who murdered André, who actually killed people as the Salem Slasher. I wouldn't mind a slightly off-kilter Ben returning to town with all his victims un-murdered. (Remember, he was batty as a loon; anything he said can be easily attributed to his nuttiness.)

    Paige's return might make me actually care about Eve again. And how interesting would it be if JJ was torn between Lani, Paige, and Gabi, while Eli was torn between Lani and Gabi? LOL

    [Note Paige is not returning; this was speculation concerning Ben's victims only.]
     
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    Jason, undoing the rest of Ben's murders would be a fine idea. Eve without Paige is untethered and has no long-term purpose. It would also give JJ somebody to long for besides the less-than-compelling Lani. Melissa Archer (Serena) was undone by her relationship with dull Eric and the absurd Fred the Elephant plot. She deserves another, better bite at the Salem apple. And a somewhat psychotic, unstable Ben might add some spice to the Salem scene. Imagine if he heard about how Stefan Zero was treating Abigail and Vivian's rotten son was then suddenly confronted by a glowering/threatening Ben. This would be a lot more interesting than Big Boy Sonny's endless lamentations over Will.
     
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    Thanks, Jason. I guess I figured Abby told the police about Ben killing Wendy outside the "cabin of terror" and they found the grave.
     
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    She did tell them, but there's no mention of follow-up/finding her body. (I'm avoiding a big cleaning project so although I had better things to do, I didn't want to do them. LOL)

    Though, to be honest, I trust your memory JS better than most summary sites. LOL

    Here's the last time she's mentioned in the context of the police, from the week of 12/7/2015:
    »»When Roman asked about Will, Abigail said that Ben had admitted that Will had discovered that Ben had been the murderer. Rafe argued that Aiden had to have been using the murders as a cover to kill Hope. Confused, Abigail asked what had happened with Aiden. Roman changed the subject to Wendy. Abigail started to cry. Abigail told them what had happened with Wendy. Justin assured Abigail that nothing was Abigail's fault.««

    I'm also intrigued by the possibilities. Ron Carlivati has taken throwaway lines and turned them into months of good story (on OLTL and GH - not so far here). Perhaps I am getting my hopes up too much?
     
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    That was my thought too JS. Thanks Jason.
     
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    Jason47, JS, and Barb, I have a question for you. I've read on another Days board that there is a rumor circulating about Gilles Marini possibly joining Days as a recast EJ DiMera. Does anyone know anything about this?
     
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    I'd have to think it's just a rumor and nothing more.
     
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    It is fact when Jason posts it.
     
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    Or if SOD reports it.
     
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    The thing is, someone can suggest something.& someone else repeats it...becomes a rumor that it is gonna happen. Have not heard that rumor, tho.
     
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    I keep it simple. I don't comment on rumors.
     
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