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Cady McClain to Depart Days of our Lives

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Cady McClain, will be exiting Days of our Lives in the role of Jennifer Horton Deveraux this month.

According to Soap Opera Digest, McClain, who was brought in by the NBC soap opera to temporarily replace Melissa Reeves in the role, will be departing the show on-air on the February 17th episode.

In story, look for Jennifer to leave Salem for Boston.

As for Reeves, no word yet if she is returning to reclaim the part she had played for decades.

Melissa had chosen to stay in Nashville with her family during the Covid-19 pandemic and not travel back and forth to Los Angeles.

Cady first came on to the Salem scene in the fall of 2020 and was quickly involved in a front burner storyline.

Michael Fairman had chatted with McClain and her Days co-star, Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) back at the end of November of last year, where she spoke at length on taking on the role of Jennifer, for a video on The Michael Fairman Channel.  You can watch it below.

So, are you sad to see Cady exit Days? Do you hope Melissa Reeves returns to the role?  Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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Karen B
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Karen B

I love Cady in the role. She’ll be very missed.

mike
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mike

They should keep her, she is much better than Melissa Reeves
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Phil
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Phil

I am sad to see Cady leave! I don’t want Melissa Reeves to come back! I would rather see Cady come back and stay on as Jennifer.

Joseph M Badillo
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Joseph M Badillo

I agree I would love Cady McClain come back to Days and stay on as Jennifer

Jeremy Levi
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Jeremy Levi

this totally sucks why they would send Jennifer off to Boston, if Melissa is not returning. I LOVE Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton, the role fits her so well and she’s got great chemistry with Jack, too and others. What the hell is DAYS thinking to send her off to Boston. Is Melissa returning, I doubt it. I wonder if this is temporary for the character to be written off for a bit for a longer would make no sense. I want Cady to STAY.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

It is probably story related, with her mother being killed by her step daughter Gwen, she may be ironically going to Boston for therapy. I too would rather see Cady stay. Never been a big fan of M.R

Louie Y
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Louie Y

I wish Cady the best, she is a fabulous actress and made the impossible work, she replaced Melissa Reeves as Jennifer. This show knows how to shoot itself in the foot. Great actors being sacrificed for dribble. When you have a show that’s writing is heavily plot driven and mediocre at best, the only thing that saves it is good actors. Are we going to see Jack go with her, or is the case of another legacy character being sacrificed for ReRon’s pet Gwen? RC’s legacy will be writing Days into cancellation.

Miranda Edmunds
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Miranda Edmunds

Cady did a great job! Melissa Reeves will forever be Jennifer Horton. Hope she returns to her role.

Michael A Teale
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Michael A Teale

I don’t watch Days but after what happened with Missy Reeves last year, I don’t want her racist ass back in LA. She really soured on a lot of the current cast members and I’m sure they don’t want her back either.

JS
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JS

I am glad Melissa Reeves in returning as I didn’t like Cady at all. I’m sick of conservative people being called racist. The majority of Days viewers are conservative, so take your racism and wokeness elsewhere.

Regina
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Regina

She is racist because she liked a post? Get a life. She has a right to free speech and to like something on FB. She is not a racist, just conservative. At least she has the dignity to not respond to the mean co-stars she had. Also, the person that made the post is black.

Anne
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Anne

Could Cady be the first of DOOL actors written off the show? Or was Cady written off the show to make room for Linda Dano?

Phil
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Phil

Linda Dano is only temporary. She did two weeks of filming. I read somewhere else that Cady had a family thing to take care of. Who knows, maybe she will be back. Here’s hoping!

Adam
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Adam

So glad they are writing her out, as I can only see Melissa Reeves as Jennifer. Nothing against Cady, but she just wasn’t cutting the mustard with me. Hopefully Melissa will be back!

Kathy
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Kathy

I agree!

anne
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anne

They can never bring back Melissa Reeves

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Adam, to each his own.

Patrick
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Patrick

THIS BITES !!!! horror upon horror , should Melissa Reeves return’

what for ? we’ve already seen clearly how Cady McClain enlivens Jenny Bear. Jack is sexual, for one

it’s amazing to watch Jennifer Horton LIVE ? no ?

@Ron C. and whomever Executive Produces’ watching Melissa Reeves waste air time is the stench of dead

if Kristian Alfonso was FIRED’ @YOU YOU YOU @Ron @Ryan @ TPTB you truly see life in Melissa Reeves ? WOW you’ve spiraled and pegged yourself down some

Phil
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Phil

Kristan Alfonso chose to leave. She was not fired.

T
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T

It makes no sense. Everyone saying wonderful things about Cady in the role , and Missy still in Nashville. Just let Cady play the role. Can Sony afford her?

Shari
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Shari

She was just great in the role and they should keep her.It was a very seamless transition and I like her more than Melissa Reeves as Jennifer,

Steve
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Steve

They likely kept Cady until they could find a way to write Jennifer out for a while. Episodes were written and story arcs implemented that involved Jennifer. When MR announced she wouldn’t return right away, Ron likely had to wait for a somewhat logical point to usher Jennifer off the canvas for a while. GH did the same thing with Brook Lynn when Amanda Setton went on an extended maternity leave. Brook Lynn was critical to ongoing story for a few months. Briana Lane did a great job filling in, but departed when the writers were able to send Brook… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Guess they are sending Jennifer to Boston to handle her mother’s affairs. I think that’s where Laura was from.

Sandra
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Sandra

Yes I don’t think she does the role justice

Judy Southerland
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Judy Southerland

I’ll miss Cady playing Jeniffer. Good luck to her in the future.

Rodd
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Rodd

I loved Melissa in the role but she was so surrounded by controversy outside the role that it made it hard to watch.

Cady has done a wonderful job in the role and made it her own. I wouldn’t mind if she stayed.

Momo
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Momo

Sad to see them both go.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Cady McClain has been an absolute joy! An actress of her superior talents has greatly enhanced DOOL for months. Pity that she is leaving…

Tamara HodgeWashington
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Tamara HodgeWashington

Not at all upset that Cady is leaving, she was okay, love to see new actor take the role!

Patsy Wilks
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Patsy Wilks

DON’T CARE FOR HER. BRING BACK MELISSA

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Melissa Reeves is poison. Cady was doing a wonderful job and should return.

Laurie63
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Laurie63

Cady was boring and did nothing for the role. She had zero personality. Typical political crap, spreading inaccurate information about people who don’t share the same opinion as you, suddenly they are poison. What a joke.

Breezy
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Breezy

AMEN Laurie63

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Hoping this is a short-term exit and that she is back in the role ASAP! Also hoping NBC releases her portrait for the fifty-fifth anniversary, as well as others!

Tatiana
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Tatiana

Political matters or other factors should not play into the fact Melissa Reeves will always be Jennifer Horton, I tried so hard for Cady to engage me, unfortunately, she didn’t.

Laurie63
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Laurie63

So totally agree, Cady might be a fine actress but her portrayal of Jennifer was totally lack luster and boring, there was zero chemistry w/ Jack or anyone else. The political stuff gets blown out of proportion and generally not portrayed based on fact, typically if it’s a conservative view point it gets slanted to the negative, instead of finding out the facts people just turn against you. It has no place here, Melissa is the one and only Jennifer and should be the one playing the part.

Breezy
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Breezy

I couldn’t agree more! They fail to realize not all of their audiences are liberals!! Keep politics out of daytime dramas!

Breezy
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Breezy

Totally agree Tatiana!

Dwight Schrute - Beet Farmer
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Dwight Schrute - Beet Farmer

Cady’s portrayal of Jen was the first time I was interested in the character in YEARS.

Nice nod to AMC with the pancakes.

SZima
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SZima

I gave up on this show a couple years ago. I always meant to tun in to see Cady as Jennifer, but I missed her.
After all the “real life” crap written about Melissa, I thought it was a good move to replace her, and I thought Cady was a good choice. Sounds like others liked Cady in the role too!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I really loved Cady on GH as Nina and really would welcome her return , especially with latest SL.

Joseph M Badillo
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Joseph M Badillo

I hope Cady McClain not Missy Reeves return to Days of our lives as Jennifer either May June or either this Summer 2021

Olivia
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Olivia

I have watched DOOL for years Cady had big shoes to fill and I think she did an amazing job. I really enjoyed her. I wish her good luck.

Breezy
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Breezy

What is wrong with all of you people? I am very happy to see her go and I am praying that Melissa Reeves comes back! I think you all are just saying that yoy like Cady because you don’t like melissa’s political views. Grow up people! And admit that Melissa is the much better actress!! Cady and Matthew Ashford have zero chemistry! UGH!!

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