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DAYS Billy Flynn Weighs-In How It’s The Right Time for Chad to Move On From Abigail


It’s truly going to be the end of Days of our Lives popular duo, Chabby! Although it’s been over a year since the series killed-off the character of Abigail Deveraux (last played by Marci Miller), it’s always hard for the other actor left behind to find love again and have the audience at home buy into it, when they were so invested in that character with someone else.

That is the situation that Daytime Emmy Lead Actor nominee, Billy Flynn, has found himself in for the last many months.  While in story, Chad has been trying to move on with his life in the romance department with Stephanie (Abigail Klein), there still hasn’t been that permanent closure for him  … that is, till now!

In this week’s episodes of Peacock’s Days of our Lives, Chad visits Abigail’s gravesite to talk about the crossroads he finds himself in. While there, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) comes by and it is her that helps Chad get the push he needs to take off his wedding ring and begin to truly move on.

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Flynn previews in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, “Julie gives him some reassurances, which helps to go, ‘What’s going to be best for you and the kids?’ Fans of the show can go, ‘How could he move on? That’s not true love.’  But he’s the father of two and he’s met somebody who’s kind and compassionate, and treats his kids that way, too, after he’s been through such a traumatic event. That”s where Chad is at.”

In the end, when Chad does remove his ring, it was an emotional moment for Flynn and his DAYS alter-ego. Billy shared his thoughts on the acting and script choice, expressing, “I’m removing this symbol, but you are here in my heart.”

So, are you ready for Chad to move on past Abigail? Can Stephanie truly become the love of Chad’s life? Can a person have two loves of their lives in one lifetime? Comment below.

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Chad and Abby, especially with Kate Mansi, are ETERNAL. Stephanie is dull and uninteresting and the actress doesn’t have chemistry with Billy Flynn.

That’s true , they need to get Ralph to bring Abigail miraculously back from the dead.

Stephanie and the actress who plays her are a drip.
I’m all for a new romance for Chad but wish it was with someone more exciting.

I think the biggest issue is that this incarnation of Stephanie is like watered down Abigail. She’s sweet and supportive and understanding. She’s a loyal daughter and sister. Shes even Abigai’s cousin.
The last time Steph was a main character she had a little bit of a bad girl side, which might have actually been a better fit for Chad instead of just trying to give him a less spunky Abigail type.

But no one ever dies in Salem. DOOL relies on that old soap trope a heck of a lot. Too much. Moving on and coping with grief is a compelling story. Can do wonders for a character and others around him.

For all the characters that DAYS has “killed off” and revived at a later point, why would they choose ABBY of all people to stay dead. She is a legacy character, integral to many stories, and part of a pairing that could have easily been a supercouple. DAYS recasts characters all the time, so why not with Abby (again)?

Speaking of characters that should be brought back… Adrienne! I’m still waiting for the reveal that “Bonnie” had her mind messed with, either by Rolf or someone else, and has really been Adrienne this whole time. It would right a HUGE wrong and make her pairing with Justin way easier to stomach.

Agree with you 100%. Bring the Horton’s back, especially, Abby!

He was kissing Stephanie and wanted to make love to her 4 months after Abigail was killed so that’s definitely unrealistic he forgot about her real fast and then exactly one year later he takes the ring off, but he was having a relationship for way before that.4 months to get over the love of your life it’s pretty stupid

I absolutely don’t like Chad & Stephanie! Bring Abby back …Please! Just don’t see the chemistry there!!

I don’t like Chad & Stephanie, no chemistry there….wish you could bring back Abby. That was real Love, you could always see it!

No because Abby Will always love of his life and the mother to his children

I DO NOT like Chad and Stephanie together at all!! Abigail was much more classier. Stephanie needs to be with Alex!! Her Mom is alive, MOVE ON Stephanie!! Uggh!

Abby, classy,with her Mother Hubbard dresses?

I just want Marci back.She was great.Stephanie is not the one for Chad.

Me too! Bring her back. Are you listening @daysofourlives?

I don’t feel the chemistry between Chad and Stephanie. She’s not selling me on him having a future/marriage with Chad. Maybe Abigail will show up at their wedding, wouldn’t that be a hoot?

No!!!! Bring Abigail back!!!!

Abigail will always be chads one true love and no one else can even come close to that!

I am absolutely furious with Ron for killing off AbbyI was and always will be a huge Chabby Fan.Ron didn’t like Abby and Chad and didn’t like writing about them. He said h did like them,he’s full of crap.You can’t replace Chabby,but Ron did because he doesn’t give a crap about us Chabby Fans,

Please bring Abby back. Big mistake to kill her off. It’s mentioned below the reasons why. Just do. Make a wrong a right. Love me some Marci Miller!!

No I don’t want Chad with Stephanie I want to see Marci back it’s not the same.

I Not Like Stephanie. I Like Chad And Abby Back And Chad And Abby Again Together with kids Forever .

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Donna Mills, Linda Gray, Nicollette Sheridan, Morgan Fairchild, Loni Anderson to Appear in Lifetime’s 80s and Soap-Themed Holiday Movie

Wowza! Now here’s a line-up of soap opera and primetime favorites all in one movie! Coming up for the holidays, Lifetime has revealed they have an 80s and soap-themed film starring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing, General Hospital), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing and Dynasty), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest, SFT, DAYS et al) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Filmed earlier in 2023, Ladies of the 80’s is said to follow five soap opera divas (how fun and perfect!), as they reunite to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera!

In story, the producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), who happen to be old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together.  

But wait, there’s more! In addition to the five leading ladies, the cast also includes: Days of our Lives favorite Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy), Alec Mapa, and Donna Mills’ real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, plus 80s heartthrob, Christopher Atkins.

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There is even a Ladies of the 80’s theme song, performed by none other than 80’s pop star, Tiffany!

In a statement on the project, the movie’s EP Larry A. Thompson shared: “The opportunity to bring together Donna, Morgan, Loni, Linda and Nicollette, five powerhouse women into one holiday movie, has been like finding the perfect gift under the Christmas tree.”

The official airdate of the holiday movie will be revealed shortly in the networks’s A Wonderful Lifetime Holiday movie schedule. Deadline first shared the news.

What do you think of this upcoming soap opera-themed movie featuring Donna, Linda, Nicollette, Morgan and Loni? Comment below.

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DAYS and Y&R Favorite Zach Tinker Starring in New Film ‘Beneath The Light’

Zach Tinker, who soap fans love as Sonny Kiriakis on Days of our Lives and Fen Baldwin on The Young and the Restless, is currently in production on his latest film role.

In the horror flick, Beneath The Light, which is currently shooting in Lorain, Ohio, stars Zach as a troubled young man who takes a job at an abandoned lighthouse hoping to reconnect with an old friend – daughter of the lighthouse’s current owner (John Pyper Ferguson).

Isolated, with no way to return to shore, he falls headlong into a series of mysterious and frightening experiences that make him question his sense of reality and confront his long-standing anxiety and memory gaps. A budding romance provides comfort, but the key to his redemption lies with the lighthouse owner and the unexpected bond they share.

The film is being shot under a SAG-Interim agreement during the actors strike and recently locked in Tinker, Ferguson and Anna Nicole Chavez as its leads.

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The indie feature film project includes a novelization and online mystery game tie-in at

The creatives behind the camera include: Los Angeles-based producer/director John Baumgartner who hails from Lorain, and his producer/co-writer, Cindy Seng, from neighboring Amherst, Ohio.

So, looking forward to seeing the ever-popular Tinker in ‘Beneath The Light’ when it drops? Miss him as Days Sonny or Y&R’s Fen? Comment below.

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Emily O’ Brien Confirmed as Theresa Donovan Replacement on Days of our Lives

At the end of the October 2nd episode of Days of our Lives, and during its closing credits, Emily O’ Brien was listed in the cast playing the role of Theresa Donovan, which confirms the rumors that Emily is taking over the role from Jen Lilley.

So, what does this mean for O’Brien? Does this mean she is exiting her role of Gwen Rizczech, a part she has played since 2020? It would seem so, but this is DAYS after all, so anything is possible.

As the backstage story goes, Jen Lilley, who had played the role of Theresa on and off since 2013, wanted to appear for a limited-run to be a part of the memorial service episodes for Victor Kiriakis, and honoring the late, John Aniston. Lilley often shared scenes with Aniston.

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In speaking with on the situation, Lilley thought she was taping episodes during a 3 to 4 window in which she made herself available. However, DAYS actually wrote more episodes of Theresa’s story, and had decided to recast the part with O’Brien  Later, when Jen was told who the actress is, she was a bit mystified as they also told her that the show would put the actress in a blonde wig, because O’Brien was a brunette.

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So, are you excited to see Emily as Theresa? Have you enjoyed her as Gwen? Share your thoughts on this DAYS casting switcheroo via the comment section below.

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