DAYS: SHOCKING DEATH ROCKS SALEM
Soap Opera Digest|June 28, 2021
Jack urges Gwen and Xander to try to get along, which proves to be useful advice when Xander comes upon Gwen in an argument with Dr. Snyder. “As soon as Xander starts to realize that Gwen is up to some nefarious shenanigans, he can’t help but stick his nose in, primarily to help Jack but also because of the person he is — he can’t stay out of things,” observes Paul Telfer (Xander). “He thinks he’s smart, especially when it comes to anything criminal, but very often, just by engaging with those things, he makes it worse.”

True to form, Xander grabs Snyder by the throat, which turns deadly. “He already had this standoff with Snyder at the hospital and it was clear that Xander doesn’t have the intimidation factor that he used to have,” notes Telfer. “So when Snyder comes back, and Xander walks into the house and finds Snyder again intimidating and mistreating Gwen, it’s not just about protecting Jack. Xander decides to take it up a notch and is a lot more convincing the second time around. And that results in the doctor’s early demise.”

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