Did The 2022 Olympics Put Days Of Our Lives On Pause?

"Days of Our Lives" has been heating up in 2022, per Fame 10. The long-running NBC soap opera has shown fans more of the demonic possession storyline. However, the writers moved on from the character of Marlena Evans and revealed that Sami Brady and EJ DiMera's son Johnny DiMera has been possessed and is possibly setting his sights on Gabi Hernandez. Meanwhile, Chloe Lane has been dealing with drama between her parents, and Allie Horton is stuck in a love triangle.

In addition, some characters could be returning to stir things up. Rumors are swirling about Sarah Horton, Philip Kiriakis, and Kristen DiMera being back in action as they return to Salem to create even more drama. In addition, Steve Johnson and Kayla Brady will have another crisis to work through, while Rafe Hernandez begins to question his girlfriend Ava Vitali.

The drama never seems to stop, which is exactly how fans like it. The show has been a staple on daytime television for decades, and it always keeps viewers guessing. However, this month, the series is taking a hiatus, and fans will have to go two weeks without an update from their favs on "Days of Our Lives."

Days of Our Lives teases big storylines after a two-week hiatus for the 2022 Olympics

According to NBC New York, fans of "Days of Our Lives" have to wait until the end of the 2022 Olympics before new episodes will begin airing again. The show is scheduled to return February 21. Thankfully, there are some major teasers about what to expect when the soap finally returns. In one teaser, actress Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) asks fans if they want to know what's coming on the show before locking lips with both Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) and Dan Feuerriegel (EJ DiMera). Is this a hint at a love triangle between their characters?

In another video, actor Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) reveals that Will Horton (Chandler Massey) and Sonny Kiriakis (Zach Tinker) will return to Salem after the Olympic break, per Soap Opera Network. He also mentions that the villain Leo Stark (Greg Rikkart) will also be back in the mix; the clip hints that the trio of pals will look for a way to finally take Leo down.

While "Days of Our Lives" fans may be bummed about the soap not airing during the Olympics, it seems that the show will give viewers some big drama to ensure that the wait was worth it when they begin airing new episodes after the Winter Games.