Wednesday, November 04, 2015


Days of Our Lives celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the real world this Sunday, November 8 while, on-screen, Hope is preparing to marry Aiden (she thought she’d figured out what his horrible secret was, but it turned out he was hiding something even more horrible). Meanwhile, Hope’s ex-husband (and love of her life forever and ever, amen) Bo is trying to make it back to Salem in time to stop the wedding (and he’d have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for that pesky airplane crash and a stingy farmer who doesn’t like strangers making long-distance phone-calls on his land-line.).

The scenario is reminiscent of 1984 (the year, not the George Orwell novel), when Bo swept in on his motorcycle to rescue Hope from marrying the hateful Larry in one of soaps’ most iconic Interrupted Weddings. It prompted a commentator named Sarcastic Bimbo to write (presumably in all non-sarcastic seriousness): Oh the Larry/Hope wedding and Bo riding in on his Harley was one of my favorite soap moments, EVER.

It also came up when I queried fans for my book, SoapOpera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments. A reader wrote: Bo kidnapping Hope from her wedding to Larry Welch with Howie standing in for her was great. Back then (soaps) made you laugh, cry and get angry but you still kept coming back for more. 

Watch the beloved sequences, here, and go to Entertainment Weekly for more fan favorite scenes - don't forget to add your own!