‘Days of Or Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers found we all had a good laugh when exes, Chanel and Theo discovered they are related! Thank goodness it was by marriage only. Theo is Lani Price Grant’s (Sal Stowers) half-brother through their father, Abe Carver (James Reynolds) and Chanel is Lani’s maternal cousin.
While the two were “kissing cousins” in the written sense, it wasn’t quite in the Appalachian sense. However, it seemed for Theo and Chanel, it was close enough.
This made us wonder if any long lost cousins or other relatives have found themselves getting a little too close for comfort in Salem…so of course we did a deep dive.
‘Days of Or Lives’ Spoilers: Chanel Dupree (Precious Way) and Theo Carver (Cameron Johnson) Discover They Were Keeping It in the Family
Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) has a daughter, Rachel, with his one-time stepmother Kristen DiMera (now Stacy Haiduk). John Black’s (Drake Hogestyn) marriage to Kristen was annulled when it was discovered he’d actually married Kristen’s doppleganger, Susan Banks (also Stacy Haiduk currently), not Kristen…so I guess we’ll give them a pass?
We can’t say the same about Kristen’s marriages to her adopted brothers Andre and Tony DiMera (both played by Thaao Penghlis)
Julie Williams (Susan Seaforth) got married (three times on screen + once in real life) to Doug Williams (Bill Hayes) , the widow of her mother, Addie Horton (Patricia Barry ). However that was more an Addie vindictive thing, marrying her daughter’s boyfriend that a Woody-Mia-SoonYi type scenario.
Xander Cook Kiriakis (Paul Telfer) was all set to wed Sarah Horton (Linsey Godfrey) and is still wailing over his ‘jilting’, but perhaps it was a good thing. Xander and his kidnapped bride-to-be are also cousins…again by marriage. Sarah’s mother, Maggie Horton (Suzanne Rogers) is married to Xander’s uncle, Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston).
However, considering how salacious soaps get, we couldn’t find anyone who accidentally married their brother or sired a child with their uncle and, for that, we have to give major props to the writers.
We have to wonder if there is one person whose job it is to keep the lineage of the Horton, Brady, DiMera and Kiriakis families straight?
It’s not a bad idea to have someone like that in the writing room when you consider how intertwined these family trees are. Just look at the Horton family Christmas ornaments. One more baby or marriage and that poor tree will topple right over!
Watch DOOL, weekdays on NBC to see if the writers slip one day and Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal) ends up marrying brother Shawn Brady (Brandon Beemer)!
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