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Casey Deidrick's Touching Final Scenes On DAYS with James Scott & Kate Mansi!

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If you watched yesterday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, we had to say goodbye to one of the most talented younger actors to appear on soaps, Casey Deidrick!

The actor who created the role of Chad DiMera, actually taped his final episode some four months ago, but due the way DAYS production schedule works,  it took till yesterday to see his farewell episode and final performance as Chad.

And a tearjerker it was! As Deidrick had expressed to On-Air On-Soaps months ago, his final scenes with Kate Mansi (Abigail)  and James Scott  (EJ) were very hard for him to do, and very emotional, but he was so glad that he got to work with this duo on his final tape day.

In the key scenes, Abigail tells Chad, it’s over between them before he heads to Boston.   We felt like we were watching two best friends saying goodbye, which is true about this duo in real life.   Even Will  (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) came back for a quiet goodbye to their good friend complete with baby Ari!

However, it was the final scene between the DiMera brothers, played by the quietly understated James Scott. and the emotional Deidrick. that got us all choked up.   After all, it was Chad that took a bullet for EJ, and he asked that some day his older brother repay the favor, but hopefully not by taking a bullet for him.   EJ reminded Chad they are brothers and DiMeras, and that they will stick together through thick and thin.   

So, what did you think of the final scenes between Casey and James?  Were you satisfied with the way the series wrote Chad out?   Share your thoughts below!

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Johnny
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Johnny

Its a shame he was never given material worthy of his talents. I wish him all he best. I hope they recast Chad and keep him as the nice Dimera…the voice of reason where Lexie left off. This show needs a viable young leading man and a compelling young couple.

Chloe
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Chloe

Well said!

dmr
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dmr

I agree; I think I never warmed up to this character because his storylines were less than juvenile. I didn’t even think his last scenes were very emotional or a tear-jerker for me. Though, I wish Casey the best. I do think that the young man that plays JJ Devereaux (sp) is an amazing young talent. Handsome, too!

Patrick
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Patrick

Casey Moss – “JJ Deveraux. far and away…. saved Daniel and Jenn. had it not been for JJ…. I’d have scratched my eyes out, ranted and raved unholy like…. enuf! what can I say… DAYS seems to have an unhealthy attachment to Daniel. Casey Moss…. fully embodies JJ’ troubled hurt… turbulent youth… his “dysfunctional” family… angst at the loss of his father. his acting choices stir… he emotes head on… straight at you… in your face mother – this is it. yet… you are in wonderment at his loving brother/sister relationship with Abbigail… no wonder she went to bat for… Read more »

judith
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judith

I would like a recast for Chad Dimera but as a darker character. Him being so ‘nice’ made him kind of bland..and is the major reason he never had strong storylines and popular pairings IMHO. The character above all never made a major impact because of this too ‘neutral’ vibe..Lexie when nice was always a secondary character, she was only front burner when she got an edge and schemed (the Zac/JT baby switch). The few times Chad stand out was when he showed his bad boy/kind of dark, cunning side. Even the actor playing Chad, Casey Deidrick was frustrated about… Read more »

Shirley Strickler
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Shirley Strickler

Loved it I ‘m glad I had a box of tissues near because tears were streaming down my face.

Patrick
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Patrick

EJ reminded Chad they are brothers and DiMeras, and that they will stick together through thick and thin.

it’s scenes like this… that the actors’ who portray “THE DiMera’s” give the audience shades and dimensions of humane that send us realing…

I LOL with giddiness at the able ability to transcend character

and Serial is the best place to think – portrait – storyline – layers – FEEL

Stefano
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EJ
Chad

what a coup

I cry at talent

judith
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judith

I am sad pretty soon only Ej will be on the canvas..he will be pretty isolated..The Dimera family is needed on Salem. It is a bonafide core Dool family who should always have several members on Salem.

Rod
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Rod

It was great!!!! But it’s so sad. He’s a true talent and that show needs him in comparison to dime oftheother acting going on, on that program!!! Wish chad the best and Salem you should fight to get him back. Who’s pulling for Abigal & the Dr???!!!! NOT ME ZZZZZ. NO CHEMISTRY!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I read the latest issue of SOD… and Casey Deidrick was featured…. and he celebrates his work with James Scott and Kate Mansi: EJ and Abbigail. dang, who wouldn’t: the opportunity to work study and aplomb with James Scott. as we all know… these young stalwarts, ingenues, pups… if you will. get their start on Soaps… and most times… leave THE ‘nest’. he emphatically states… he can leave knowing he’s grown and matured as an actor… and is more confident. well… he’s flying in any case. what can we say: Casey, I hope Days/Sony/NBC keeps the door open for YOU.… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

I loved that scene and its such a shame that this talented actor is leaving. That said, all of the Days cast is so talented I am really loving the show right now. James Scott is very understated as this article says and he is just a joy to watch!

SZima
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SZima

I never thought the character was well written, so I’m not sorry he’s leaving. However, I think Casey IS talented, so I wish him well. Looking forward to seeing him guest on some primetime shows.

judith
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judith

The character has lot of potential, a young and attractive Dimera, but they wrote him too bland.. They should recast and making him edgier.

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

Sorry to see Casey go but what powerful scenes to end his run. Will miss the two brothers acting together. Casey Deidrick and James Scott were fantastic in all their scenes? Best Wishes to Casey.

Rose
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Rose

The scene was so powerful. Not very often do two men pull you to tears like that.

Jules
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Jules

Glad to see some much deserved DAYS praise! I thought over the years Casey showed remarkable growth in his work as an actor. While I think they could have used him more, I don’t think DAYS could have used him any better than they did…if that makes sense. Meaning, his airtime left a lot to be desired sometimes and because of that they didn’t develop the character as well as they could have, but I felt like what he was given, showed the best of himself. I really enjoyed how he was brought into the show (being Grace’s father, but… Read more »

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

The final scenes were nice, expecially the scene with EJ and Chad. During Chad’s time in Salem, not enough time was spent with Chad an EJ as brothers. Sad that it took a bullet for EJ to realize how much having a brother like Chad means to him. Opportunity lost.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

Did CD leave DOOL on his own or was he given the boot? Abigail and Chad pairing was much better than Abigail and that doctor.

judith
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judith

He left on his own..he wanted to try other mediums (prime time) and was frustrated by his lack of storylines and i mean INTERESTING storylines..his character was too bland..they did not really fleshed him out..Too bad, it is a waste. Good luck to Casey Deidrick for his next projects. But i hope for a Chad Dimera recast, the character is needed he just need to be written strong and edgier..darker.

Debbie
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Debbie

I am not happy he has been written out. I sometimes don’t understand why a charismatic character like Chad who could have such a great story line of always running the line between good and evil gets written out while a boring character like Cameron is kept on. Not crazy about the sniveling JJ either. But Chad is always a great character to watch when he has a good story line. He and Melanie were a great couple. Shouldn’t have let them go in my opinion.

nancy
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nancy

i will miss chad chad is not even dying why not bring him back with a new actor he was just a good actor

nancy
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nancy

j j and thersea i love they are 2 peas in the same pod these twosome should be the new bo and hope so different but the same they are so good together they know how to do bad together

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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