'Days Of Our Lives' returns next week with huge Valentine's twist

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'Days of Our Lives' is back on NBC next week. (Image credit: NBC)

Days of Our Lives fans have been eagerly waiting for the soap to return to their screens after it recently took a break for the Winter Olympics 2022. But thankfully, the wait is almost over as the soap returns on Monday, Feb. 21 with exciting new episodes. 

Fans will know that before going on a break, the soap left viewers with a cliffhanger involving Kristen kidnapping Sarah and stashing her away on a private island, while also donning a Sarah mask and breaking up with a devastated Xander.

But now NBC has released a new trailer for the new episodes next week, revealing that Xander could be forced to choose between two Valentines as his love life is about to get even more complicated than ever. 

In the clip (which you can watch below) actor Paul Telfer is seen as his character Xander saying "Gwen Rizczech is the love of my life," before adding, "Sarah Horton was the love of my life but out of nowhere she dumped me and left town for good."

However, viewers know that not all is as it seems in Xander's love life and that escaped convict Kristen kidnapped Sarah. The trailer then sees Xander is about to get a life-changing phone call from Jack, who tells breaking some shocking news to him. Jack reveals: "The woman that broke up with you was Kristen in a Sarah mask."

Xander is stunned by the news, before adding: "Now what am I meant to do?!"

But there are more storyline twists to come because as he races out the door of the Salem Inn, Xander comes face-to-face with Sarah at the end of the 28-second clip — but is it the real Sarah escape from captivity, or is it Kristen back once again in a Sarah mask?

Tune in next week to find out! 

Days of Our Lives returns after the Winter Olympics on Monday, Feb. 21 on NBC and streaming exclusively on Peacock for free.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.