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Love a storyline? Want to throw the remote at the screen during others? Our Two Scoops columnists feel the same way. Each week, they provided their own commentary on the action in the Two Scoops column.

Every week, our Two Scoops columnists share their thoughts and opinions in the Two Scoops commentary columns. Those columns are archived to allow fans a chance to make sure that they've read every opinion for every week. This archive features columns written about Days of our Lives in the 2016 calendar year.

To access columns from other years or to review columns for other soaps, please see the Related Information links at the bottom of this page to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which columns are available, simply click here.

January 4, 2016
For just a minute, DAYS got a holiday right. There was fashion, romance, comedy and just the right amount of drama. Then it all came to a crashing halt. Let's sort through both the glamour and shame in this week's Two Scoops.
January 11, 2016
Nothing screams New Year's par-TAY like a fatal multicar pileup caused by a drunken former priest and a suspended cop who shot up Stefano. Who lived? Who died? And who will wish they had? Have a heart and read this week's Two Scoops to find out!
January 18, 2016
Everyone seems to be a sinner in Salem these days, even the good guys. Hope's a killer. Rafe's an accomplice. Eric's a manslaughterer. Grab a blank rap sheet, and let's take a breakdown of all the illicit actions in this week's Special Two-Part Two Scoops!
January 25, 2016
Move over, Cain and Abel! Deimos Kiriakis is in town, and big bro Victor isn't havin' any of it. At all. Though the House of Kiriakis isn't the only one whose family ties got a little more tangled -- John has new parents (again)! Let's untangle the new family tree histories in this week's Two Scoops!
February 1, 2016
DAYS stars shined as setting up for Sweeps was in full bloom! What will we see? What won't we see? And will we see an end to all the Dr. Dan praising anytime soon? Let's discuss all that plus redecorating the DiMera mansion in this week's Two Scoops!
February 8, 2016
From the boardroom to the bedroom, DAYS got a little down and dirty as February Sweeps swept into Salem -- though there seemed to be more losers than winners. Let's try to clean up the mess in this week's Two Scoops!
February 15, 2016
Cupid paid DAYS fans a solid this Valentine's Day with some remarkable renewal news! It's time to rock n' roll, party all night long, find out who was Salem's smooth criminal, and what these dreams all mean in this week's heart-shaped Two Scoops!
February 22, 2016
DAYS delivers more dark and depressing drama! “I'm shocked,” says no one. Are the latest tragedies par for the daytime course, or is Salem really the saddest place in Soap Land? Grab a handful of happy pills for this week's Two Scoops!
February 29, 2016
Was bringing Ava back only to kill her off another sign of DAYS being too gloomy? Will the approaching spring bring a rebirth and a new light to Salem? This week the role of Two Scoops meteorologist will be played by one of our columnists' evil twins... er, siblings.
March 7, 2016
In Salem, it was a dark and stormy night. Everywhere there was a fright! Stefano and Ava paid a ghostly call while nearly everyone celebrated that the Phoenix was gone once and for all. But danger still abounds, you will see, because crazy Benny is loony bin free! Grab a safety blanket when you make your swoop to read this week's eerie DAYS Two Scoops!
March 14, 2016
DAYS really took some steps in the right direction this week in terms of resolving or beginning to resolve some pressing issues. But, just as many resolutions and paths to healing came to light, so did a whole new brigade of twists, turns, and turmoil!
March 21, 2016
Villain? Oh, no, no, no. Meet the world's newest supervillain, Yo Ling. He's a tea sommelier who likes martial arts, brainwashing, torture, and long walks on the beach at sunset. Dislikes include 'Merica, blood diseases, and turncoats. Swipe right to get to know Yo Ling in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
March 28, 2016
Welcome Laurisa back from maternity leave this week with a discussion about family in Salem -- the good, the bad, and the Hernandez -- in this week's Two Scoops.
April 4, 2016
It was a real fright night in Salem as several of our believed heroines faced evil! None of them walked away unscathed, and one of them may never walk again. Grab your safety blankies and flashlights for this week's eerie DAYS Two Scoops!
April 11, 2016
From here on out, Kate Mansi and Robert Scott Wilson should insist on always working together in every project. Kate and Rob’s Lemonade Stand, anyone?  It’s Ben and Abigail appreciation hour in this week’s Two Scoops.
April 18, 2016
Goodbyes are hard, especially when we have to say them to Eric's freedom, Abigail's sanity, and Kayla's reasoning. Let's get through it together in the group therapy knows as Two Scoops.
April 25, 2016
It was a real fright night in Salem as several of our beloved heroines faced evil! None of them walked away unscathed, and one of them may never walk again. Grab your safety blankies and flashlights for this week's eerie DAYS Two Scoops!
May 2, 2016
Hellacious outfits? Big hair galore? Awkward photos? The stench of body spray covering up Clearasil? Freak'n A, it must be prom night! And it was a gnarly evening, that is, until the Five-O came. Let's sneak out with a few Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers and chill to the max in this week's DAYS Two Scoops.
May 9, 2016
We kick off May Sweeps with a return from the dead, a funny family reunion, and a potential virus outbreak! Plus, our columnist makes the case for a couple to call it quits. Put on your Hazmat suit for this edition of Two Scoops!
May 16, 2016
Hope loses it when Aiden returns, but did he just save the show? Elsewhere, Salem deals with a viral breakout, and Chad and Ciara get way too close for comfort. Check it all out in Two Scoops!
May 23, 2016
Pucker up, DAYS fans, because there was a lot of smooching going on in Salem last week! Nicole and Deimos made it to first base. Shawn and Belle did, too! Aiden and Hope had a rainy reunion peck. And Ciara dreamed about playing kissy face with Chad. Put on your favorite lip gloss and let's talk locking lips in this week's DAYS Two Scoops.
May 30, 2016
Move over Punky Brewster and Blossom because Jennifer Horton is ushering in “a very special episode” of DAYS, complete with the return of Jack! And now that her drug addiction is out in the open, what's next for Salem's fallen sweetheart? Let's get super serious in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
June 6, 2016
Hope loses it when Aiden returns, but did he just save the show? Elsewhere, Salem deals with a viral breakout, and Chad and Ciara get way too close for comfort. Check it all out in Two Scoops!
June 13, 2016
Hope is this week's contestant on 'Whose Ex Is Reappearing?' Find out what her chat with Bo is going to mean for Hope, Rafe, Aiden, Chad, Chase, and Ciara in this edition of Two Scoops!
June 20, 2016
In a week where randomness seems to be the theme in Soap Land and beyond, it's time to grab some tissues, have a hearty belly laugh, and wade through this week's DAYS Two Scoops: Randomness Edition!
June 27, 2016
While the crazy train has left the station, one could say it also missed the boat. Did Abigail's departure live up to all the hype? Slip on your straitjacket and find out that answer and more in this week's wacky DAYS Two Scoops!
July 4, 2016
Just who is this Deimos Kiriakis guy? Can we believe anything he says? What's his endgame? And why do women lose their minds over the raven-haired Greek? Let's talk all things Deimos this edition of Two Scoops!
July 11, 2016
Rafe down! Tater Tot out! Deimos is undead. What's going on in Salem these days -- and why didn't any of this happen during May Sweeps!? Let's talk crazy cliffhangers in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
July 18, 2016
What in the holy soaps has gotten into Jennifer? And when is Brady going to learn? The line to join #TeamChad and #TeamTheresa begins in this edition of Two Scoops! Be sure to leave your T-shirt size and contact info!
July 25, 2016
Whew! A hopelessly devoted Hope and Rafe rebounded from Andre's explosive revenge attempt, but it's not sunshine and lollypops in Salem. Tater is still missing, which is causing a lot of tension in the House of Kiriakis. Let's play 'Who kidnapped the Tot?' in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
August 1, 2016
Sonny makes it back to Salem just in time for the Kiriakis civil war. Can he work his powers of calm to bring peace? And will he ever get to meet his cousin Tate? Let's discuss it all in this edition of Two Scoops!
August 8, 2016
We head into the Olympic break with Abigail's 'death', a fantastic Jack sighting, a new D.A., and one of the coolest new bromances this side of Steve and Bo. Let's discuss it all in this edition of Two Scoops!
August 15, 2016
DAYS may be on the sideline during the Olympics, but Two Scoops is still playing! Your faithful DAYS Two Scoopers have joined together to present a special Days of our Lives Summer Series special. First up, Summer of Swapping, where we get to pick out a better 'evil twin' for some of our favorite actors!
August 22, 2016
Well, the Olympics are over, but since there's nothing new to Two Scoops yet, have a little fun with your Two Scoopers Laurisa and Tony as they continue to switch things up in the second week of the Summer Series: Summer of Swaps! Find out who they think should visit Salem and who should take a little vacation.
August 29, 2016
Is Belle the best part of DAYS? Is Deimos about to make Maggie and Nicole look like fools? And will any of it matter two weeks from now? Let's discuss it all in this edition of Two Scoops!
September 5, 2016
And that's a wrap! DAYS reboots (again) on September 6. Last week was a time to tie up loose ends and say goodbye to the past eight months! We've been promised merrier DAYS ahead, so are you ready for what comes next? Celebrate making it through the dark times in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
September 12, 2016
It's time to take a look at the road map for the latest DAYS reboot. What storylines got left by the wayside? Which ones are going full speed ahead? Find out in this special edition of Two Scoops.
September 19, 2016
Orpheus and Clyde and Xander, oh my! The terrible threesome was unleashed on Salem, but it might actually be one of the best things to happen to DAYS in a long time! Turn on the lights and grab a friend because there's safety in numbers in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
September 26, 2016
Orpheus, Xander, and Clyde pulled the plug on Salem. Who ended up trapped together? How long will they stay on the loose? And just how many rooms does the Kiriakis mansion have? Find out in this edition of Two Scoops.
October 3, 2016
Salem's under siege! Abe's down! And Joey's still missing! But in the wake of terror and tragedy, Salemites shine as heroes attempting to save the day. Put on a red cape and soar into this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
October 10, 2016
Who would have thought that the way to rescue Salem from a slump of tragedy and terror would be to unleash three killers into the heart of the town? Find out how the terrible trio are finally brightening up the place in this edition of Two Scoops.
October 17, 2016
One bad guy down and...three 'bad guys' to thank? Will Salem ever be the same after thanking not one but two DiMera brothers? Find out how Andre, Kate, and Chad led the way to capture Clyde in this edition of Two Scoops.
October 24, 2016
Several Salemites shined as heroes as the Trio of Terror, well, the Twosome of Terror's last games were played. But Xander isn't dead-dead, and Orpheus may not be as dead as he seems! Does Salem still have something to stress about? Don't worry about it in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
October 31, 2016
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the town square, sinister forces in Salem rise again! Find out what devilish Andre and the fiendish not-so-dead Orpheus are up to in this week's dangerous DAYS Two Scoops!
November 7, 2016
Chloe is in the right. Hope is setting her conscious free. And Theresa is setting the entire gender back at least a decade. Let's talk November Sweeps in this edition of Two Scoops.
November 14, 2016
Love may be the message, but in Salem, it's a bit hard to decipher sometimes. Find out what warm and wicked ways Salemites choose to show their loved ones they care. Yep, it's time to talk about love in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
November 21, 2016
Chad speaks the truth as Hope heads to the big house. But everyone else is right to want to break her out! Elsewhere, we said goodbye to a character who should have never left Salem. Let's discuss in this edition of Two Scoops.
November 28, 2016
Abigail's back, but is she ready to come home? And should Chad even take her back? Elsewhere, is it time for Lucas to find a real love story? Let's talk November Sweeps in this edition of Two Scoops.
December 5, 2016
Love DAYS as we do, we admit that not every storyline can be a sparkling gem. Adrienne may be in denial about her health, others about Abigail's state of mind, and Gabi over her feelings for two men, but there's no denying these storylines are in critical condition. Let's diagnose the issues in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
December 12, 2016
Should we implant all of the Johnsons with tracking devices? Did Brady get his groove back? And how amazing is it that Stefano's storyline is still one of the best parts of DAYS? Let's discuss it all -- and pay tribute to a DAYS legend -- in this edition of Two Scoops.
December 19, 2016
Ah, the holidays! Time for miracles, memories, and madness. Salem is surely no exception to the chaotic cluster funk that 'tis the season. Let's take a look at all of last week's randomness in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!
December 26, 2016
Celebrate another DAYS holiday tradition as Two Scoopers Laurisa and Tony team up to present the 10th Annual Golden Donut Awards! There'll be cheers, Limoncello drinks, dancing, and maybe even a music montage. So grab a Salem-issued gold-rimmed glass, and let's raise them together as we toast the best of the best in this week's DAYS Two Scoops!

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