Days of our Lives Who Dun It? Who Shot Stefano DiMera?
Days of our Lives Spoilers and Speculation
On a dark and stormy night in Salem, Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo) enjoys a cigar, brandy and listening to opera at home in his mansion. But the weather isn’t all that is brewing in Salem One by one the citizens of Salem pushed to the limits by Stefano’s manipulations and blackmail arm themselves and confront Stefano. Some will simply threaten the crime boss, but at least one will pull the trigger. Who will it be?
Stefano will raise the ire of more than one Salemite over the coming weeks. And that is on top of what he’s already perpetrated to earn the hatred of many of the good citizens of Salem.
The following discussion includes both Days of our Lives spoilers and speculation. Some of it, or possible all of it, may not turn out to be true. But with half of the Days of our Lives cast threatening Stefano in one way or another over the coming week(s) it seems that the storyline is being set up for a whodunit centering on the shooting of Stefano DiMera.
Four separate storylines featuring the Phoenix appear to be converging on that stormy night with each of the protagonists having a clear motive for the shooting of Stefano.
Stefano Granted Immunity by the CIA
After almost killing, John (Drake Hogestyn) , Marlena (Deidre Hall), Hope (Kristian Alfonso), Bo (Peter Reckell) , Rafe (Galen Gering) and Carrie (Christie Clark) in the safe house bombing, Stefano was arrested on an arms smuggling charge only to have the charges dismissed by the CIA. That little bombshell turned those celebrating Stefano’s incarceration into an angry mob, especially when they realized Stefano was also granted immunity for recent crimes for assisting the CIA.
That alone gives John, Marlena and Bo motive for pulling the trigger on Stefano DiMera. One of the crimes Stefano would receive immunity for is setting up John Black in the embezzlement of pension funds from Basic Black. Never mind that Stefano was also responsible for clearing him. The funds still remain missing…
Add to that everything else that Stefano has done to this foursome over the years: brainwashing John to believe he was Roman Brady, brainwashing Hope into believing she was Princess Gina and many other crimes and it’s not surprising that Marlena has already shot Stefano once (his body was never found and he turned up again years later) and visited him in jail to put him into a drug induced coma.
Who do you think shoots/shot Stefano DiMera?
Stefano Blackmailed Will into Revealing to Rafe that Sami and EJ had Grief Sex
It turns out that poor Will Horton (Chandler Massey) has not only been blackmailed by EJ (James Scott), but also by Stefano – and over the same crime. Will was the one who shot EJ at his wedding to Sami, not Lucas (Bryan Datillo). Lucas covered for his son and went to prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
EJ used Will during his Mayoral election but it turns out that Stefano blackmailed Will into letting Rafe know that EJ and Sami had grief sex.
EJ is furious with his “father” for this as it cost him his marriage to Nicole.
Will is no doubt more than a little peeved that he was blackmailed into doing precisely what he was trying to avoid – destroying the family his younger siblings enjoyed – something Will didn’t have growing up.
And Lucas has protected his son before, by taking the rap for a shooting he didn’t commit, so it’s feasible the believe Lucas could pick up a gun in his son’s defense.
A woman scorned
Poor Kate. On the same day she is served with divorce papers Stefano also has legal documents delivered that prevent her from working for Titan, thereby ruining her professional career.
The Phoenix couldn’t have thought this one through too clearly. Kate is surely much better off as his widow that Stefano’s ex-wife with no job.
Stefano is Responsible for Lexie’s Brain Tumor
Abe (James Reynolds) is about to lose his wife to a brain tumor. His son will be left without a mother and his father-in-law, Stefano DiMera is responsible for his wife’s condition. Pushed to the limits, Abe has it out with Stefano over the noxious gas in the tunnels where Andre DiMera (Stefano’s former right hand man) held Lexie prisoner years ago being the cause of Lexie’s inoperable brain tumor.
The DiMera’s pushed Abe into less than upstanding behavior in the recent Mayoral election so it’s easy to imagine Abe taking his grief out on the man he deems responsible for his wife’s impending death.
Unfortunately, Lexie (Renee Jones) overhears Stefano and Abe arguing and also learns that it was the time in the tunnels that caused her condition. Devastated and suffering a terminal brain tumor could Lexie’s reasoning be impaired enough to pull the trigger on her own father?
So Who Dun It? Who Shot Stefano?
It certainly looks like the set-up for a Who shot Stefano? Will Stefano live to tell the Salem gumshoe’s who done it? Or will the Phoenix die to rise another day? Time will tell…
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