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EJ DiMera Lives!

September 28, 2015

Okay, not really. Well, probably really, but not yet, at least not on the actual show. Friend of the blog Aaron alerted me to this segment from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, in which — in the course of discussing the refugee situation in Europe — he wound up on the topic of Days. Per We Love Soaps:

Oliver had a wonderful surprise for 16-year old refugee Nageen Mustafa, who traveled from her home in the war-torn Syrian town of Kobani to the Serbian border with Hungary. Bound to a wheel chair, the obstacles she has faced are unimaginable, and yet she is endlessly optimistic. Mustafa said in a recent interview that she taught herself English by watching American soap opera Days of our Lives, but was sad that the character of EJ DiMera (James Scott) had been killed off the show because EJ and Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) were her favorite couple.

To brighten Mustafa’s day, in some small way, Oliver reunited EJ and Sami in a special scene created just for the show.

It’s a sweet surprise, and it was kind of Oliver, Sweeney, and Scott to do it. Totally cornball, but I’m sure plenty of EJami fans will be thrilled for the chance to see their couple onscreen together one more time. It’s remarkable how well Scott slips back into being EJ, whom he hasn’t played for like a year and a half, and also that EJ put on a damn suit to escape captivity and rush back to his beloved.

You can watch the segment (all of which is pretty compelling) below. The Days-related material begins right around the 13:00 mark.