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BREAKING NEWS: James Scott Wraps-Up His Run As EJ DiMera Today At Days of our Lives!

Courtesy/IMDB Photo: Dana Patrick

Courtesy/IMDB Photo: Dana Patrick

It’s going to be a bittersweet day today for fan favorite James Scott as he wraps up his eight year run this afternoon at Days of our Lives.  James is taping his final scenes as EJ DiMera!  The popular actor will air well into the fall of this year.

The news report came via Soap Opera Digest who first reported the news! NBC/Corday Productions released this statement on the actor’s departure:  “We are saddened but supportive of James Scott’s decision to leave the show after eight years to take some personal time and pursue new projects. His contribution to the show has been tremendous and we wish him the best always.”

James Scott in his own statement shared these sentiments: “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NBC, Sony and Corday, particularly Ken Corday, for the amazing 8 year run on Days of our Lives and for graciously supporting me in my decision in leaving the show to take personal time. To the unbelievably loving fans, I can’t begin to express my gratitude for your love and support over the years. I will miss you immensely.”

Earlier this week, On-Air On-Soaps posted our latest interview with James.  During the interview, we originally had asked James what his future was with the show and if he wanted to comment on that, and at that juncture he had offered no comment on the situation, and On-Air On-Soaps honored that by not including it in the piece.

This is an incredible loss for Days of our Lives and the fans of the series. Will the show write-off EJ with Sami? Would the show even possibly consider recasting?  That remains to be seen.  So what do you think of the news of James departing DAYS?  Comment below!

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Maggie
Maggie

I’m so happy for James. And I wish him the best as he tries new projects. He brought so much to Days. I can’t think of one other male on the show who’s kept me as captivated. Truly EJ DiMera will be missed. I just hope in the time remaining, EJ will be written to make up for the tremendous hit the character took with the vile story Days told earlier this year. James deserves to have his character go out on a high note, and I hope he and his fan get it. Godspeed, James, and thanks for all the memories.

elsa
elsa

well said !

daryl
daryl

Yes, James Scott is going to do very well in primetime television . There are many great shows on TV. He will have no trouble finding a great drama series or comedy series. Any primetime drama show would be lucky to have him. Perhaps ,”Nashville” on ABC. He would be great. I also think Alison Sweeney will have no trouble as well finding a primetime show .

Karen
Karen

Great post! And yes, absolutely all of what you said! Ditto!

Bernadene
Bernadene

I will miss James very much he is very good actor EJ, you always look smart on the show’ haha no don’t bring back Kristen. She is evil. Ej please come back soon hehe’ and please don’t cancel the show. Let the show go on For 90 YEARS and more. Ja I like to se peter as we’ll and everyone on days DONT Quit

BRENDA
BRENDA

i hope you come back on days in the near future and not let it be long away i dont want to see you go but i know you have your life ot live but all your fans are going to miss u so and its not going to be the same with out u and sami i love eric on the show a few others but you and sami really make that show to what it is now please come back soon u and sami ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,love ya guys

Christan Bishop
Christan Bishop

That is so sad! We will miss him tremendously!!!!!

Constance
Constance

I’m saddened by James leaving Days. I’ve been a huge fan for years. Watched when Allison was saying goodbye when EJ was laying there. I couldn’t help but cry these to are amazing and are gonna be missed so much. Good luck to the both of you… Constance!!!

Natalie
Natalie

My husband and I watched this show for decades and we think it is terrible that EJ and Sami are leaving the show. They were the best their ever was..We will miss them very much and there will never be another EJ and Sami. Good Luck to both of you!!!!!!

Tom Snip
Tom Snip

Not surprised: He’s cut from the same cloth as Clark Gable and Cary Grant of a past gernation. James Scott is headed for the bigger screen. Think George Clooney. Will miss his tender and firm moments on DOOL. They gave him a dimentional persona. Sammy going too? Can’t image DOOL’s with out these two pivitol characters. This is big bump in the road for viewers and the writers. They have a way reinventing the wheel, and viewers have leared to expect dramatic schisms in daytime soaps.

Charity Butler
Charity Butler

I agree. EJ and Sami ‘s TV chemistry is something that cannot be denied. They are both exceptional actors. I will truly miss them. Its hurtful for either of them to leave, but it is more devastating because they are both leaving at the same time. The jury is out if I will continue watching. DOOL’s you will need exceptional storylines with excellent actors to rectify this loss. NBC, your writers have their work cut out for them. Also, can you please bring on educated career driven African Americans who are not criminals. I Haven’t seen any for a while besides Abe…Thank You!

Charity

katieK
katieK

With Sami & EJ gone, Days needs to bring in some Vets. Bring back Belle, Shawn D, MiMi, maybe Chloe, but don’t make her storyline so messed up again! Bring back Bo. If Kristen is going to be back, then find a way to bring back Peter. Id love to see Vivivan & Carly return & have great stories with Victor,Kate, & Maggie, but DAys burned their bridges with the actors.

Patrick
Patrick

absolutely, right… about, bringing in some vets….

They, should try… Kimberly and Shane

Oh… this is a big loss

evenmoreso, with Sammi going… as well

i’m not surprised he’s venturing out of this arena
I kinda had that gut expectation…. after AS’ Sammi announcement… that he’d follow suit

this is a big patch… not undoable… as DAYS is : per James Scott” in a Healthy Place

it just smarts

James Scott is an invaluable… hot commodity…
he dedicated his time to DOOL

I just wish and want more

Fan Press and Salute… this influx of ebb and flow I hope isn’t too much

amor
amor

If ej is leaving then I will not see a reason to keep watching its bad enough that sami is leaving their the best and u will miss them

eliza
eliza

ej gone sami will have to go back to rafe thats what a lot people want;s
please don’t leave the show send me a message letting me know whats going on love you sami

Days4Days
Days4Days

She is leaving in 2 weeks…

Days4Days
Days4Days

I mean her final filming is in 2 weeks as well.

Christan Bishop
Christan Bishop

So true!!!

LorriePaige
LorriePaige

If you are referring to the original actors, IF they want to come back. They are not slaves you know. 🙂 Many may have other work elsewhere that is better to them.

Bebe
Bebe

Who wants those old stale actors back? It will just turn it into a farce.

pspcindy
pspcindy

Good for James. Glad he is branching out and open to other opportunities. DOOL is taking a big hit with the loss of Scott and Sweeney. I can only say thanks for many lovely memories of the dynamic, romantic and incredibly handsome EJ DiMera. Here’s hoping we get to see more of James in other mediums.

Big thanks to Michael for all the wonderful interviews you recorded with James and for being a great fan of such a talented actor.

Michelle Black
Michelle Black

I will miss James Scott on Days and I hope we see more from in in the near future. Wishing him Much happiness and success !

Cory
Cory

Mr. Fairman
I know I left you a comment on why you didn’t ask James if he was staying or leaving DOOL in your James Scott interview from earlier this week.
But I’m glad to read that you did ask. I knew you would have. But I’ll admit that I’m surprised that you didn’t just say that James didn’t want to comment on that in your interview with James.
Thanks for clarifying that you did ask.
I still think it was an amazing interview, like you always do.
But darn it, I’m really going to miss seeing James on my TV screen, possibly, every week day. (sniffle. sniffle)
I’m really hoping that James will give you an exit interview now Mr. Fairman!!!!!

Avelina from Santorini Greece
Avelina from Santorini Greece

EJAMI yayyyyy!!!!!! I’m hoping lol

Patrick
Patrick

OH… shucks : heart murmur

EJAMI fans… will get their dream after all

EJ and Sammi ride that wave… as only they can…. and it’s off in to the sunset… or side by side : all the rest be damned in Salem

Oye!

emotion

Days4Days
Days4Days

Ali isn’t wrapping for another 2 weeks.. Let’s hope and pray so..

Amy from Australia
Amy from Australia

I am hoping so too! Ejami forever!!!!

Avelina from Santorini Greece
Avelina from Santorini Greece

Sad for James though he was a great actor and I wish him all the best for the future

Sabina Karsan
Sabina Karsan

As much I enjoyed EJ and Sami in their scenes together I cannot beilve that they are leaving the show I love all of my days characters good or evil I liked EJ with Sami they had chemistry together I wish James scott the best of luck He is always going to be EJ Di Mera

Me
Me

Consiser recastig? Like they did with Will? No thanks!

Patrick
Patrick

Kelly Sullivan and Michael Muhney or Trevor St. John

Days4Days
Days4Days

No. There can NEVER be anyone to replace these two. Maybe in the VERY distant future, but not immediately.

elsa
elsa

nope…just NEVER, please.

Karen
Karen

Nope…never ever!

Lew S.
Lew S.

What the heck?!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa
Melissa

Would love to see him in a new project movie with Michael Muhney. The ratings would go through the roof.

mckeemouse
mckeemouse

While I am sad because I won’t be able to watch James’ incredible acting talent nearly every day once the character of EJ DiMera leaves our screens in the fall, I am super happy and excited for James. I believe he is meant to move on to bigger and better things. I will always be a fan and will watch any other acting project that he is involved with in the future. Godspeed James!

Vicki

Carol
Carol

Well said Vicki
I will miss him….but we will see him again…Now the question is …What will Stepheno do.This I got to see……
And they are bring Bo back !!!! This should be intresting…..isnt Hope falling for Aden..
Lets see what Days does now..

Carol
Carol

Iam glad she didnt fall in bed with dude…now that would have been messy,,but the feeelings are there ……..Also I think Days writters she control how that little girlspeaks to her mother she can be so disrespectful and she is only 8….They need to watch that…

Karen
Karen

WOW – what a loss. I wish him the best. He probably figured since Alison Sweeney was leaving it was a perfect time for him to move on as well.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I think its time to end the importance of the Dimeras…i dont mean entirely, especially with the return of Kristen and i think the show needs to bring in a new Peter Blake to play the towns bad boy(and maybe Tad could turn out to be Peters son?)…i feel the show needs to bring back a few more Hortons (Bill, and Laura)and Bradys and expand the roles of Maxine, Rory, Bev ect. Give Anne a backstory:lets say Bill caused the death of Annes father during surgery and this is the real reason she hates the Hortons…hire Kelly Sullivan to play Nicoles sister Taylor and pair Taylor with Peter Blake!!! I could go on but other Days ideas i have are posted on different parts of this message board since i joined about two years ago…i cant remember…time flies…lol

Patrick
Patrick

now, I’m afraid, that Nick… (Blake Berris) may take leave as well.

it’s time for the writers to flesh out Anne… and give her some back story

it seems, like the writers are doing better by fleshing, out Theresa…
I now have to wonder… how long Kassie DePaiva is on DOOL

did you listen to MF interview show? I guess… Eileen Davidson’ story arc is 3-4 months….

Oye… this leaves a lot of speculation…. upheaval for Salem’ites

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I hope Eileen’s stint contains EJ and Susan scenes! Maybe Kristen in disguise as Susan until the real Susan shows up!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I still believe Nick will be killed off…Percy his killer!!!

Days4Days
Days4Days

They bring the drama and excitement. But it has to be a bonafide DiMera, or step-DiMera. Chad was an excellent addition to the fam, but we don’t need any new ones. Bring Peter Blake back from the dead.

Karen
Karen

I will miss him on Days but wish him the best . James deserved better . I will always support him.

angie
angie

dool ia a dying soap opera. this is the start of the end. i am so sad too bad the story lines are so weak

Kdmoma
Kdmoma

I am saddened but not surprised at James Scott decision. I sincerely hope Days does not recast either EJ or Sami. James and Ali have made an indelible mark on these characters. They have given everything to their fans and we are grateful.

Derrick
Derrick

Shocking…………Did NOT expect this at all!

Marc R. Jimenez
Marc R. Jimenez

Awwwwww he is Truly an Amazing Talented Actor on Days for the 8yrs he’s been on he’ll be Truly Truly miss we wish you all the Best James Scott pls coming back real soon for the 50th Surprise Anniversary with Ali pls for your Loyal Loyal Fans here …. We Thnku so much on all your Air time & Hottt Hottt Scenes Incredible …. You & Ali put DAYS on the Map God Bless you always ….. & To Ken Corday please step it up with your Writers in Hearing the Best Actors & Actress that are new coming aboard to the show in the Near Future pls Bring in more strong Talented Dimera’s we need some New Stories now … to follow in there foot steps where James & Ali will Leave off ……DAYS you can do it don’t let your Loyal Fans Down ….Thnku & God Bless you alll always Huggggggs from Marc we Love you James & Ali you will be Truly missed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

I guess we saw this coming ever since AS announced she was leaving. He will be solely missed– great talent. Hoping there will be a happy ending for both Sami and EJ, finger’s crossed. Don’t know if this means Days will finally retire the DiMera clan. I can see Kristen taking over EJ’s spot in the family business. I wouldn’t want a recast EJ. Wouldn’t mind a recast of Chad in the future. I guess we’ll see.

As for James I wish him well. Perhaps now that he has some free time he can go back to Peru and inhale some more of that hallucinogenic smoke (see MF interview with him) and get enlighten on which path to take next. Back in my day they called that tripping out, now it is called a spiritual quest– LOL — good luck James, hope you stay here with us on planet Earth.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Michael, I knew when he skillfully avoided any mention of his staying or leaving, that his leaving was immiment. His contract ends this month and there had been no mention of a new contract or negoatiations. Sure signs he was done!

andrew hass
andrew hass

I also thought James was leaving because there were not even rumors that he had signed a new contract or even that him and the show were negotiating a new deal.Plus James has only been signing one year extensions in recent years and that could have also been a sign that he was going to leave sooner rather than later.Now since yesterday was his last tape day James probably knew news of him no longer taping would have gotten out.So he made the announcement.

gwennylou
gwennylou

I sincerely hope they kill off E.J.’s character. I’ve hated him since day one. I like James Scott though. I loved him on AMC. I hope he finds a home on Y&R or B&B in the future. My hope is that Sami and Lucas will reunite before Alison leaves, but I wouldn’t be that upset if it didn’t happen.

Days4Days
Days4Days

You are one of the very few. It would be a great disservice to the phenomenal work that he has done and put his heart and soul into this character.

elsa
elsa

This Ej/Lucas debate will never end, it seems..lol..it is worse than Twilight.

Carol
Carol

I agree with gwennylou. I guess I am one of “the very few” as well. I also dislike that EJ and Sami have been on just about every day for years. They are always front burner…I have EJAMI burnout. And could never get over Sami being with a man who raped her.

elsa
elsa

And Lucas did as much worse to her, just admit you wanted with Lucas and not Ej therefore you did resent Ej because he created a popular pairing with Sami..admit it, it is not hard..everyone is entitled to his/her opinion.
Anyway Ali is gone, James too and Bryan is staying therefore this debate is moot.

Carol
Carol

Huh? Glad you know so much about me. I don’t care for Sami at all, I could tolerate her if she wasn’t on screen so much. I think EJ is an interesting character and like James Scott, but I think the character is overused. They used to play the soaps differently, where characters were front burner and back burner at different times and I preferred this. I’m not sure what this all has to do with Lucas. If you are thinking of going into the mind reading business, don’t give up your day job.

elsa
elsa

whatever you say…
And long live James Scott and his new projects. I can’t wait to watch him in new adventures.

Libby
Libby

I have watched James Scott since his first day on air. My late Mom – was calling me in May 2006 as soon as I walked in the door from work. She asked – have you seen DAYS yet? I told her no yet – it was on DVR as always.. but I asked what happened. My sweet southern belle Mom – who had been a long time Days viewer – said – The most handsome and electric young man was on with Sami. He has a beautiful British accent. My 66 year old Mom was awestruck — and made me promise to call her back as soon as I saw him. It is a favorite memory — of my Mom and I giggling like schoolgirls over this handsome, new character – EJ Wells. My Mom had a difficult death in ICU before her death in 2009. On one of her last coherent afternoons… she said let’s watch EJ. And we did. James Scott has meant a lot to me and always will. I am just a fan among many who found him to be magnetic. You just cannot look away. He is tremendously talented and made EJ the most layered and interesting character I have enjoyed in my 40+ years of viewing DAYS. EJAMI love story has become iconic. I think years from now they may be more vivid and beloved than even Hope and Bo. I know they will now in my heart. I was a tremendous fan of the Bope supercouple. But Ali Sweeney and James Scott brought EJ and Sami to life in a way I have never seen before on daytime scripted serials. I really think of them as a Scarlett and Rhett. It is an incredible accomplishment with writing regimes both good and tremendously bad (Higley). Days could never effectively recast James Scott as EJ or Alison Sweeney as Sami. They own these characters and their nuances and magnetism. I hope and pray we have a storybook wedding with a Happy Ever After flight from Salem to their honeymoon. We all deserve it. It will be a crowning touch for the perennial DAYS – how many 8 year love stories have kept us glued to the screen for the next installment without lapse. It is why we love Scripted Serials. We were blessed to have the story and so much of 2013 when the characters were finally together as a team and happy for a long stretch. It is very likely EJAMI 2013 was a special planned gift for the loyal fans of the show and the couple. I keep thinking of James Scott’s answer to an interview question at Day of Days – He selected Dvorak’s New World Symphony. A nineth symphony which was Dvorak’s last. It is a classic, romantic journey about a man from Bohema coming to America. His love of nature and the folk sense of a melting pot with Native Indians and others who were not living a fantasy… Read more »

Days4Days
Days4Days

You just made me literally cry. What a wonderful thing for him to have brought into your life and a bond that you and your mom shared <3

Libby
Libby

Thanks Days4Days. It made me feel good to share Mom’s story.

Patrick
Patrick

Hello Libby,

I totally, agree with Days4Days

your post : welled up emotion’al ties…

If I may…. paragraph 2, 3, and 3rd from the last… just speaks

James Scott : catapulted, stratosphered, embodied, and embraced EJ

what an enigmatic, feeling, individual

No doubt : that EJ and Sami belong, with : DAYS supercouple status

DAYS, unlike any other show… that showcase supercouple… Love and romance, and belonging endures

I swear… one of these days… I hope to make it to a fanfest….

My best to you and yours

MAB
MAB

I read your comments above and must say I experienced a similar situation with my Mother in 2010. We watched Days together every day. I miss her so, and miss watching with her.

You are absolutely right about James Scott, and EJami. They are one of a kind characters, and couple. There will never be no one else like them.

Faith Jimerson
Faith Jimerson

I have been watching Days of our lives for about 8 years. Have loved the show.
Please take the story line away with Will and Sonny. People don’t need to see them kissing and being married. This is a good soap opera. Its the only one now that is showing a gay couple, and its losing viewers. I almost stopped watching it cause of sonny and will. Every time it comes on i have to turn my head and cut the TV off and then turn it back on to make sure that scene is not there. The show is wonderful and the Lord would not want you to have this segment in the show. Please write off Sonny and Will and never put a gay couple on the show. A lot of people have stopped watching the show because of this. You are not getting more viewers cause of the gay part and i would pray about it and search your heart and take this off the show these two characters. People do not accept this and its not right. Marriage is between a man and woman its in the Bible and you cannot justify this part in the soap opera trying to appease people. I pray you will take this off this soap opera, its been very disturbing, and eventually i will have to stop watching it if it continues.
It is terribly wrong. God bless you and i hope you do the right thing, and you will see your ratings go really high up cause you will be honored in doing the right thing. God be with you.

DC Photo
DC Photo

I feel bad for “Faith Jimerson”. Organized religion is ruining the world. God will welcome people that love each other over people with hate in their hearts. Thank you DOOL for standing up for what is right and helping to change the public perception of gay relationships. The people that most reference “family values” are the people that are poisoning the future generations with bigotry. God can judge people, but people should not judge people.

Rose9
Rose9

I am heartbroken over James’ departure. He is such a fantastic actor and I will really miss being able to watch him everyday. I wish him the best of luck in all his future projects.

My one small moment of hope is that with this timing I might actually get a happily ever after exit for Ejami. Please, please, please tptb!

Michael S.
Michael S.

Sad news for Days fans but best wishes to James in his future endeavors.

manual
manual

So disappointed, first Sami, now EJ! Is this a precursor to Days ending in near future?! What will be the point in watching – the two best characters are leaving!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

There are plenty characters and stories left and returning characters.

PatF
PatF

Oh dear!

You must be spinning after this news. ANOTHER veteran character leaving Days.

What’s going on over there?

No possessions now…let’s try to get this wobbly boat afloat!

Johnny
Johnny

The Days writers will just have to do their jobs…and write. This show has survived the loss of every one of their legendary supercouples at one point or another, couples who put EJ and Sami to shame. The show has survived and thrived. I don’t see this as so much a loss as a chance for Days to reinvent itself again. They have to commit to creating a younger set who can move up and become the next generation. They have established popular vets in place. Nicole and Eric are more than ready to pick up the mantle of lead couple. If they would straighten Brady out and give him a viable love interest, it could be glory days again of couples…who were also friends…and who battled bad guys instead of each other.

Patrick
Patrick

“…The Days writers will just have to do their jobs…and write”

Thank you, Johnny

isn’t that the truth

don’t let up…. of the 4 soaps,, currently… DAYS delivers

DAYS has survived the supercouple syndrome….

yet we still have… and LOVE

those ladies… Kayla, Hope, Jenn, Maggie, Julie,
I want Kimberly home… with Shane

Marlena stands heralded

love Lexie

I’m crying right now… for EJ and Sammi… but… as another poster shared… EJ and Sami will forever be : sharing… the best of

louisa
louisa

WOW! Shocker. It sounds like he needs some time away and they should not recast but leave it open for his return.

Daisy
Daisy

Wow what a loss! He certainly will be missed. It is a shame he and Alison are leaving just when Days had recovered and is doing so well.

Mary e
Mary e

James Scott is a wonderful actor and will be missed
Hopefully with time away. He will return
Is there hope he could go to y and r as adam

Mari
Mari

I have always thought that James Scott should be the next James Bond. He’s perfect for that part.

Carolyn Levesque
Carolyn Levesque

It was a shock and sadness to know Ali was leaving but now James. I can’t see the
show making it with their most popular couple. A very sad day to lose both Ali & James. They were a dynamic duo. Hopefully we will see them on the big screen or
a sitcom with the 2 together again. You can’t find that chemistry anywhere on the Soaps .

Johnny
Johnny

Sami and EJ have pretty much run their course. Hopefully they will get a happy ending of some sort. They have pretty much run the gamut …I mean how many rapes, shootings, triangles, custody battles, and court trials can a couple to through and still be viable? Since soaps are completely incapable of writing for couples who stay together, this is best. Both James and Allison have enjoyed good and popular runs and best that they leave at the top of their game before they devolve into complete uselessness and irrelevance (see General hospital).

Virginia
Virginia

Maybe E J can be convicted of murdering Nick……

Sherwood
Sherwood

First Alison Sweeney and now James Scott! Wow, DAYS is going to have two big shoes to fill now. These two wonderful actors have made the show so watchable. Good luck Mr. Scott, job well done. I hope EJamie sail off into the sunset together.

James McDonald
James McDonald

James Scott should be chosen to be the next James Bond 007 after Daniel Craig is released.
With the characters of Sami and EJ now leaving, this should make Stefano feel very lonely and vulnerable. With EJ gone, most of Stefano’s power will be gone. Now would be a good time for Tony to return from the dead, but I understand he may be in a General Hospital somewhere (hee-hee)

Carlie
Carlie

Great news! Maybe now they can feature the long time vets John and Marlena in affront burner story. Tired of the ejami show !

Karen
Karen

Absolutely LOVE the EJAMI show!!! LOVE IT!!!

juju
juju

‘Ejami show’ ? Seriously ? Characters like Jennifer, Daniel and Abigail..totally bland characters have more air time than Ej and Sami so NO there is no ‘Ejami show’ Carlie.

Jared
Jared

Is this the new Adam Newman? If he can speak with a Midwestern American dialect, hmmmm….

Patrick
Patrick

“OH” wow

I can’t fault him… for having the best 8 years in Salem
to perhaps, knowing… he couldn’t possibly trump and or best EJ and Sami

that he’d delve in to another GREAT role

———

be that as it may tho…. when DOOL production is as healthy as he says

at least fans are aware : so much is amiss in Y&R product…. a job is a job and if they give him what he wants… he’d certainly set Y&R ON FIRE

smoldering… don’t look back

toscanti
toscanti

He would be amazing as “ADAM NEWMAN”!!!!!!

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

This is terrible news…. they are the 2 characters that I watch this show for….. what is ODD is that he has taped his last day TODAY while A Sweeney does not leave until the end of the year… that to me means there will be no walking into the sunset together….

I LOVED EJ… you redeemed the character and we all rallied for you and Sammi….I absolutely despise the fact that there is much turmoil in the soaps these days…. I was hoping Kelly Sullivan could have been the Nu Sammy but with EJ leaving, I don’t want a recast!

Horrible news for Salem. Awesome job and I will miss you and your alter ego very much!

margy
margy

Allison Sweeney’s last tape date is this month also. They tape so far in advance that their last airdates will be in the fall. So there is a chance for them to have a Ejami ending after all.

andrew hass
andrew hass

Maybe Sami and EJ will leave town together and that’ll be James Scott’s exit.However maybe we’ll still see Sami a little after with her talking to people back in Salem on the phone or something.

Christine
Christine

Oh No! What am I going to have left to look at? He is gorgeous and I will miss him on OLTL, but I only wish the best of everything for him in the future.

Patrick
Patrick

isn’t this some vigil time

I celebrate them

OUR Lives

Mark
Mark

I am so bummed it won’t be the same but days needs to bring back some vets

Patrick
Patrick

I’m still thinking about the cast as a whole

now, more than ever… why not bring back Peter Reckell

even so… with Hope and Aiden.. off to a blazing start… this would just firework and trigger all our senses

and help our forward with (out)

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Yes, Patrick! DAYS will have more money. They should also kick Jennifer out of her grandparents house and move Mike and Robin or Mike and April in. Where in the world is Michael T. Weiss?

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Michael T. Weiss is now the age as Macdonald Carey was when he debuted as Dr. Tom Horton-52.

It would be nice to have the patriarch grandson whom is also a Dr. living in THE home of homes!!!

If Mike isn’t with Robin or April, why not have him with Kayla? Mary Beth Evans should not be wasted!!! I also hope the writers saw the spark between Kayla and Aiden!

So many possibilities!!!

Libby
Libby

Great idea about Michael T. Weiss.

Ann
Ann

It was really something how Days kept this quiet. James will be missed. Wishing him all the best. I am a big Eric and Nicole fan and I hope we get to see a lot of them. Sami and EJ. Are such a big part of Days. I hope the show can recover. The Dan and Jennifer thing has been a disaster in my opinion.. Maybe things will perk up now that Kristen will be on the air soon. Hope Sami and E,J. Have a happy ending. Something we don’t get to see much in soaps these days.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I’m also surprised that everyone was able to keep the news that James was leaving secret too but that could have been a good thing.Now the show or James won’t have to spend months hearing the fans begging him to stay.

Summer
Summer

I honestly don’t believe they would of lost him if they hadn’t disrespected his character and how he clearly felt about EJ and Sami and theyre prior 7 years of energy he put into it. Just….what could of been, what was in brief, amazing. Because of the actors. The writers are horrible, only Melissa Salmons can write anything good and hopefully shes in charge of giving them the HEA they so deserve. Thank you James Scott, your amazing character has kept me going for seven years and Im so sorry that this show let you down…again…and again. I get it. Will be looking for you! Best of luck!

Geena
Geena

I’ll miss James that’s for sure but in the long run this is a blessing in disguise for the show. EJ and Sami (Sami especially) have taken up so much air time and story pushing other fan favorites to the sidelines ie Lucas. If I didn’t like EJ and/or Sami, there wouldn’t be much reason for me to watch Days of our Lives the last 8 years! This will finally force the TPTB to invest in other characters and bringing back old fan favs to bolster the cast. I am most worried about the status of the Dimeras though. JM is up there in age and doesn’t seem to film very much, ED is only doing short stints and now with JS gone, all we are left with is Chad!

Patrick
Patrick

from the get go

James Scott’ EJ

smoldered : with no grasp :

we eked out our imagination.

willed our thought process abandon : and he blithely whetted OUR

and You still loved him

excite : yum : prevailed beyond our comprehension : A DiMera stud all live

he reigns in the echelon of monolithic proportion

Salem unrequited

andrew hass
andrew hass

I’m sad that James Scott is leaving but not that surprised.After 8 years been on DOOL maybe he needs a break.However it wouldn’t surprise me if he returns in a few months.

Bev
Bev

Wow! Ok so would this be awesome or what? Before anybody gets their panties in a bunch… Ski is leaving so is James. Young and the restless are looking to recast trouble characters. Mpg thought… Janes will go to yr to play Adam Newman. And Ali Sweeney as Phyllis Newman?? Haha omg if they rid that that would be awesome!!!sad to see them go but man I’d love to see that! All the best to Hanes and Ali!

Bev
Bev

I should proof read and edit sorry! I got excited over here 🙂 but ya I think they could work as mm and ms replacement on yr

Pamela
Pamela

Simply, NO.

andrew hass
andrew hass

Allison has said that Days is the only soap she would ever do and she’s not leaving Days just to jump to another soap.I think with the Summer coming up Allison will be spending time with her family and taking a break.Plus Ali and James may not want to be recasts because they would be compared to the previous actor in the role.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

With James and Allison both leaving, Days will have to really step up to the plate with new stories and conflicts.

I will be glad to see the back of Sami; I have never liked the character.
I think James has taken the EJ character about as far as the character can go without a major change in circumstances.

It is really going to be interesting to see what the show comes up with after the loss of EJAMI. Nicole is already featured too much. Eric is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Hope and Jennifer are so uptight it is a wonder either can draw a breath. When Kristin comes back this summer little Miss Liar Theresa will be toast because she cannot play with the big girls no matter what she thinks. If Kristin wants Brady back, then Theresa might as well book her flight back to California right now.

When will we see the last of Gabi? I am amazed at how dumb this character is. Has anyone heard how the actress is going to exit the show?

Cheryl
Cheryl

I am very upset that James is leaving. With him gone as well as Alison Sweeney and even the character of Nick… I feel this is the absolute end of days. I am very very sad about this news.

Best of luck to him/them… Days will not be the same to me.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s a darned shame… the three characters you mention… have, never, faltered

EJ, Sami, Nick

Oye… I hope the salaries made available

will be put to good use…

why not bring back Peter Reckell, or Ted King
and/or Charles Shaughnessy or Patsy Pease

Bo, Shane, Kimerly

DAYS hasn’t had the influx and implosion… Y&R and it would seem GH…

so… this is tread and egg shell… stance

keep pressing.. and fan salute

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Yes to all that, Patrick!

And also bring to the forefront..Kayla, Justin & Adrienne and ANNE!!!

Also, I can’t handle the thought of Danifer living in the Horton House…Mike Horton is a must if not Lucas!!!

B. Yanchar
B. Yanchar

Have been watching “Days” since its inception. Now you know how old I am. James Scott is a fantastic actor, and as much as I will miss him, he should definitely go on to the big screen as a leading actor.

Paul
Paul

As a Ejami fan I feel very sad today but part of me wants them to leave together I don’t think EJ could love any other woman than Sami even James said EJ cheating on Sami was totally out of character to him and he actually said it was a slap in the face when he learned EJ would be unfaithful to Sami. He and Ali will be a huge loss to the show I am sure the show will go on without them but its going very boring to watch. Love or hate Ejami they always got people talking whether it was in a good or bad way they created huge buzz for days.

Leah
Leah

Totally agree Paul….
Glad we won’t be subjected to more EJ with whoever garbage. Samantha Gene Brady is the ONLY woman for EJ Dimera. Always has been and always will be.

Karen
Karen

Yay!!! ABSOLUTELY!!! I’m going to miss James & Alison so very much! But at the same time…GOOD FOR THEM!!! So happy for them and so glad that they and EJ & Sami are getting to away from it all! So, glad that the characters of EJ & Sami are leaving in the same month and time and that James & Alison and the actors that play their children [besides Will who will be the only one staying] are leaving the show together! Yay!!! So sweet!! So happy for James & Alison and EJ & Sami and that they get to get away from daytime soaps for a while and all this crazy stuff, and get to move on to bigger and better things! Can’t wait to see their future projects and them outside of the Days stuff. I love James & Alison and Supercouple EJAMI so extremely much, but I’m so glad and happy for them for leaving together! And good for them! I’ll miss them a tremendous amount…but that’s right Aaron & Griffin (Johnny DiMera), Sydney, Allie, and James & Alison…you go! Run fast and away, get away from all of this and go on to bigger and better things! We will miss you all and all the greatness and hard work you brought and gave throughout the years, but so glad and happy for you all that you get to get away from all of this and leave together! YAY!!! GOOD FOR THEM!!! And can’t wait to see the very big and bright futures that are just waiting and lying ahead of them! So excited, proud of, and happy for James Scott & Alison Sweeney!!!

Carolyn
Carolyn

I, like everyone else, hate to see James leave. I hope to see him in other “movies “..maybe big screen..maybe James can be James Bond! 🙂 Good luck to you. Thanks for giving us 8 wonderful years.

Reney
Reney

OMG!!!! I am really going to miss EJ-James Scott.First Ali..now James is leaving too!Well I wish them both the best and I hope James does movies and primetime.Thanks Ali and James for all the talent and excitement you gave to us fans through the years.Ejami forever!I hope Ejami leave the show together with their kids.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Gabi’s Revenge Plot Begins To Unfold; Watch Out Abigail and Stefan!

Evil Gabi is back on Days of our Lives, and that means some great material for Camila Banus (Gabi) to sink her teeth into. After all, who doesn’t love a Gabi scorned?!  This week, viewers already learned that Gabi has already switched the paternity results to make it look as if Stefan (Tyler Christopher) is the father of Abigail’s (Marci Miller) unborn child, when it is really Chad’s (Billy Flynn).  To top it off, she is manipulating and “advising” Gabi on what to do about her paternity secret

On Tuesday’s episode while in the park, Gabi reflects on changing the paternity results and says out loud to herself: “Karma is a bitch. Since you and Stefan ruined my life …” but she stops talking when all of a sudden Stefan appears.  He wants to talk about “Gabi Chic”, and their mutual business interests, but she’s not having it one bit!

She blasts him and his fictitious girlfriend “Gabby” for framing her for murder, and all that has transpired in her life since then including: being beaten up in prison, which has left her unable to have any more children, due to a surgery and an infection she developed while in the slammer for a crime she did not commit.

Gabi says she is not like her ‘Madre.”  She believes in revenge and that people like him deserve to be punished, and that she wants to see him suffer like she has. Stefan is hoping that Gabi will eventually trust him, put the past behind them, and work together.  Stefan exits and once alone, a vengeful Gabi says:  “You and your little whore, Gabby, took something from me that’s precious. Now it’s my turn to take something from you.”

Then to put an exclamation point on her revenge plot, Gabi grins that “all hell will break loose.”

Are you glad to see Gabi back with an edge as she plans to make Abigail and Stefan’s life a living hell? What do you think will be the next move in her master plot? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Preview – Week of July 16, 2018

This week on Days of our Lives, hell hath no fury like a Gabi (Camila Banus) scorned!  Now out for revenge after receiving devastating news that she can never conceive another child, Gabi has switched the DNA results to make it appear to Abigail (Marci Miller) that Stefan (Tyler Christopher) is the father of her unborn baby.

How far will Gabi continue to sink to carry out this lie and to give payback to Stefan and Abigail as her alter “Gabby” for sending her to prison for a crime she did not commit? Is her former lover, Chad (Billy Flynn) collateral damage in all of this?

Meanwhile, Brady (Eric Martsolf) prepares to say goodbye to his son, Tate after losing custody of his son when the judge rules in Theresa’s (Jen Lilley) favor, but will fate intervene, allowing Brady to keep his son after all?

Check out more teasers for this week’s DAYS below, and then watch the latest promo for this week’s episodes via NBC here.

Now, let us know which story are you most interested to see play out? Comment below 

Monday, July 16

JJ takes the fall in order to help Theresa

Tuesday, July 17

Gabi takes Stefan to task and reveals her resentment towards “Gabby

Wednesday, July 18

Wracked with guilt, Eve admits to Chloe she’s partly responsible for Brady losing custody of Tat

Thursday, July 19

Claire asks Ciara if she’s moving on with Ben

Friday, July 20, 2018

Will receives a shocking note.

 

 

 

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ben Fights Off His “Killer” Instincts As Rob Scott Wilson Delivers Power Performance Of The Week

In Days of our Lives’ version of Beauty and the Beast, in this case Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is the ‘beauty’ and Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) is the ‘beast’ she is to tame, last Thursday and Friday’s episodes illustrated to us where this duo could be heading in the future.

But first things, first.  The situation took a horrifying turn for Ciara, and for Ben, when he runs into the cabin beside himself!  He informs Ciara he went to the pharmacy to get his prescription but the police have swarmed the place.  Getting more and more agitated, Ben tells Ciara, he blames her, and her mother, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for putting an APB out on him!  Ciara says she didn’t say anything to her mother.   But, Ben is losing his grip on reality fast and he desperately needs his meds.  He’s on edge and begs her not to call Hope, as he can’t go back to the sanitarium.  Ciara tries to calm Ben down and insists that she won’t to that to him, but suddenly, he becomes more unglued and stomps on her cell phone!

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Next, Ben is hallucinating thinking he has handcuffed Ciara to the bed – the same thing he did to Abigail!   He sees Ciara in the handcuffs.  Ciara tells him she is not in them and to look at her hands.  All of a sudden, as she tells him she is on his side, and will help him through this, he calls her, “a lying little whore, just like the rest of them.”  Ben thinks she believes he is a ‘killer’ like everyone else, because she has now grabbed a knife to defend herself.

Ben tells Ciara that maybe he hasn’t changed at all, he is a serial killer, and now that he is off his meds he sees things very clearly. Ciara tries to calm him down and assure him everything will be OK.  When he closes his eyes and then opens them, he still sees that Ciara is handcuffed to the bed.  Crawling more and more out of his skin, Ben begins to hear his father, Clyde saying, “She’s lying to you, boy …trying to fool you … the same as that slut Abigail.”

Now, Ben hallucinates that Clyde (James Read) is in the cabin, egging him on to strangle Ciara, red necktie and all!  As Ben fights off his father’s attempts to make him do heinous things to Ciara, (he even hears Clyde telling him to burn down the cabin), yielding a knife Ciara calms Ben down saying Clyde is not really there.  Ben admits he doesn’t know what’s real anymore.  Ciara puts her knife down and offers her hand to hold on to. Ben takes Ciara’s hand and sits down as Clyde’s image fades away.  Ciara begs Ben to run to the pharmacy to get his meds. She promises she will not use her phone.  Ben exits.

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However on Cliffhanger Friday, Ciara is engulfed in flames in the cabin, with no Ben to be found, and Rafe (Galen Gering) getting a signal from her cell directing him and Hope on a collision course with Ciara and Ben.

Throughout the two episodes of Ben’s battle with his sanity and how he is haunted by what he has done to others, and vacillating. between reality and delusional, Rob Scott Wilson illustrated once again, that given the material that his performances of Ben are mesmerizing. Wilson’s scenes make you stop whatever you may be doing, and take notice.  That is why Rob is our pick for the “Power Performance of the Week.”

So, what did you think of Rob’s performance?  What did you think of what happened in the cabin between Ben and Ciara? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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