Days of Our Lives

The WORST episodes of Days of Our Lives

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

"Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama, chronicaling the trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.

Last Updated: 6/26/2022Network: NBC
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Friday, November 12, 1965
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#1 - Friday, November 12, 1965

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/12/1965

Tony's dizzy spells continue, as do Ben and Mickey's fights over Julie.

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Thursday, October 23, 1986
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#2 - Thursday, October 23, 1986

Season 21 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/23/1986

Problems arise between Pete and Melissa when Pete is arrested for possession of stolen property, and Lars tells Melissa that he is in love with her. Patch and Kayla spend the day with Max, the little boy they've been looking after, and finally get him to speak. Alice arranges a meeting bewteen Bo and Hope at Blondies.

Tuesday, May 2, 1989
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#3 - Tuesday, May 2, 1989

Season 24 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/2/1989

Tuesday, December 24, 1991
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#4 - Tuesday, December 24, 1991

Season 26 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/24/1991

Roman and Marlena exchange romantic gifts. The Brady family sings Silent Night. John and Isabella pray together at St. Jude's.

Friday, May 8, 1992
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#5 - Friday, May 8, 1992

Season 26 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/8/1992

Tension arises between Roman and Marlena over their new agreement. Lawrence opens up to Lisanne about John being his brother. Carly and Bo learn her baby is still alive!

Tuesday, May 19, 1992
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#6 - Tuesday, May 19, 1992

Season 26 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/19/1992

Roman and Marlena witness the tension between Shawn and Caroline. Shane and Kayla grow more distant from each other. Lawrence starts making inroads with Carrie.

Thursday, July 16, 1992
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#7 - Thursday, July 16, 1992

Season 26 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/16/1992

Lawrence and Lisanne engage in another night of unbridled sex. Molly and Tanner profess their love for each other. Marlena and Roman share a sensual dinner at Wings.

Tuesday, October 20, 1992
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#8 - Tuesday, October 20, 1992

Season 26 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/20/1992

Kimberly and Philip plan to run off to Las Vegas and get married. Roman and Taylor are hot on the trail of a murderer. Carrie makes a serious anti-drug statement.

Tuesday, January 5, 1993
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#9 - Tuesday, January 5, 1993

Season 28 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/5/1993

Austin manages to win the fight with Carrie's encouragement, and uses the money to bail himself and Billie out of their jams. Roman and Bo arrest Tim and charge him with illegal gambling. A.D.A. Rebecca Morrison reminds John that he owes her dinner.

Wednesday, January 6, 1993
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#10 - Wednesday, January 6, 1993

Season 28 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/6/1993

After listening to Rebecca's expert witness who denies his belief in the existence of multiple personality disorder, Marlena is unable to recover any ground. As Kim's sister-in-law, she is viewed as a biased witness. The judge revokes bail. Carly and Victor talk to John, who tells them that he'd like to donate half of Alamain's profits to Charity in Isabella's name (the Toscano Foundation). Victor doesn't think Lawrence will go for it, but Carly wants them to give him a chance.

Monday, January 11, 1993
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#11 - Monday, January 11, 1993

Season 28 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/11/1993

Roman and Marlena invite John to join them at the Marx Brothers festival.

Thursday, January 14, 1993
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#12 - Thursday, January 14, 1993

Season 28 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/14/1993

Jennifer interviews John and Marlena about her ordeal in the pit, and at Phillip's insistance, brings up the time when Marlena and John thought they were married.

Monday, January 18, 1993
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#13 - Monday, January 18, 1993

Season 28 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/18/1993

John and Marlena talk on the pier, and finally admit what each has known for some time...the love they shared during the years he thought he was Roman has never died.

Friday, January 22, 1993
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#14 - Friday, January 22, 1993

Season 28 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/22/1993

While Marlena and Roman try to enjoy a romantic evening at home, someone is lurking outside the house.

Night Sins
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#15 - Night Sins

Season 28 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/26/1993

Someone watches as Marlena and John make love on the conference table. Carrie is shocked to be a 'Face of the 90s' finalist. Carly prepares to leave the country with Nikki and Lawrence. Jennifer takes the manuscript from Jack and Billie.

Thursday, March 11, 1993
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#16 - Thursday, March 11, 1993

Season 28 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/11/1993

Roman offers Tim a way out if he's willing to incriminate Austin. Carrie's bandages come off, but she'll need major reconstructive surgery. Marlena is torn between John and Roman as John moves on with Rebecca. Alice recognizes Kate but can't quite place her.

Friday, March 12, 1993
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#17 - Friday, March 12, 1993

Season 28 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/12/1993

Carrie offers Roman a deal he can't refuse.

Ep. #7192
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#18 - Ep. #7192

Season 29 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/1994

Shawn told Sami that he and the rest of the family were behind her, no matter what. In an aside, Marlena told Sami that John knew that she knew about the affair, and she was going to tell Roman. John balked, as he worried how it would make Roman feel, but Marlena said she couldn't continue to force her own daughter to lie for her, and that this was too hard on her. Roman later thanked John for being such a wonderful friend and talked about his love for Isabella, but all John could feel was guilt that he had betrayed his 'friend' by sleeping with his wife. At the Titan party, Laura entertained fantasies of strangling Kate. Dressed as a man to avoid being recognized, Vivian begged Laura not to do anything yet...she had the perfect revenge in mind, but revenge needs planning. Laura finally relented, and agreed to take the anti-psychotics that Vivian had stolen from Pinehaven. Victor and Kate both spotted Vivian, but although she looked 'familiar', neither saw through the disguise. Stefano

Ep. #7193
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#19 - Ep. #7193

Season 29 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/4/1994

Jennifer was touched when Peter offered the use of his private plane to fly her and Laura back to Chicago. Ivan admits he's been forced to sleep with Ann to keep her from realising where Vivian went. When Austin runs into Brandee, he insists that she come to the pub to explain the truth to Carrie. Doug and Julie reminisced about the old days before heading to Switzerland.

Ep. #7199
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#20 - Ep. #7199

Season 29 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/12/1994

After a quick call from Kate, Ann catches Vivian questioning Laura, and sedates her. John believes he knows something in his past that can hurt Stefano. Tony reluctantly agrees to return to Salem to confront Stefano.

Ep. #7201
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#21 - Ep. #7201

Season 29 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/14/1994

Billie, Jennifer, and Kristen start off having a girl's night which quickly turns into a bonding session as Billie reveals her worry that Bo will walk away from her, Jennifer reveals she is signing the divorce papers, and Kristen tells a story about a woman in love with two men. Sami is weirded out when Stefano 'reads her palm' at the hospital and tells her that she is in love with a man with the initials 'A.R.'. She panics when John and Marlena arrive to do a blood test on Belle.

Ep. #7203
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#22 - Ep. #7203

Season 29 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/19/1994

Jonah, Austin, and Carrie wished Lexie good luck as she prepared to take her entrance exams for medical school. Afterward, Jonah was thrilled when Tom Horton offered him a job as a lab technician. Peter had lunch with Jennifer and Abby, and told Abby that he was crazy about her mother. Lucas assured Victor that there was no way he could be connected to Curtis.

Ep. #7204
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#23 - Ep. #7204

Season 29 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/20/1994

John begs Marlena not to tell Roman about their affair. Partly it's because Sami begged her not to destroy her family, but primarily it's because John needs Roman to catch Stefano. While babysitting little Belle, Austin and Carrie talk about their dreams for the future, and realise they want the same things. Jennifer is amazed that Peter would drop everything to fly her to Chicago.

Ep. #7206
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#24 - Ep. #7206

Season 29 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/24/1994

Desperate to keep Stefano from blurting out the truth about her indiscretion with John, Marlena announced to everyone assembled for Belle's baptism that she had broken her marriage vows. In Pine Haven, Ann finally managed to sedate Vivian and have her taken to a high-security wing. Bo was curious when Carrie told her that Lucas had a picture of Curtis.

Ep. #7210
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#25 - Ep. #7210

Season 29 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/28/1994

Roman has been devastated by the news that Marlena slept with John. His parents comfort him about the affair, and Shawn wonders if it's possible that Belle is John's child. Meanwhile, Carrie tells Marlena that she has destroyed her belief in love. Roman and Lucas investigate Curtis' murder, and learn from Mary that Kate was severely beaten on the night in question.