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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Craig Reveals to Chloe He’s In Love With Another Man

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Looks like it’s the end of the line for “Crancy”.  On Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives, once outside of the Brady Pub, Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) overhears Craig (Kevin Spirtas) talking to someone on the phone and calling them “sweetheart”.

This confuses Chloe all the more, when Craig just had professed there is no other woman in his life than his wife, Nancy (Patrika Darbo), even though Nancy came back to Salem knowing there is trouble brewing in her marriage.

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Craig admits to Chloe, who accuses him of cheating on her mother, that he is indeed cheating on her, but not with another woman, but a man.

Chloe is gut-wrenched and starts to cry and asks Craig … if he is gay? Craig owns up to that he is attracted to men, so if that makes him gay, then he’s gay.  He also adds that he loves Nancy very much.

Next, Chloe wants Craig to end things with the guy and Craig refuses, saying that he and the other man share a great connection and chemistry, something that he’s never felt before and … wait for it … that he is in love with him.

A teary-eyed Craig swears he never meant to hurt Nancy.  Next, Nancy comes upon the scene and announces to Craig that they are staying in Salem, while Chloe tells Craig he needs to come clean with her mom.

So, what did you think about the story turn for the character; where Craig is now in love with another man? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Satan

Just a random thought bouncing around in my head between the horns but…. What if Craig’s boyfriend is the new character “Ray” or “T.R.” or whatever his name is?? Probably not likely, but at least they wouldn’t have to hire yet another newbie if that were the case. It damned well better not be Leo Stark, because that would make zero sense at all for Craig to fall head over heels in love with somebody like him Now as to why they brought back Craig & Nancy after all these years, just for this storyline…. Hell only knows. Though thank… Read more »

anne
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anne

Satan – this story line has great potential if handled with care and sensitivity. A husband who loves his wife yet wants to be with another man. How will Nancy deal with reality?

Satan
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Satan

“care and sensitivity” would definitely exclude Leo from consideration, so that would be a good thing. I’m not saying it’s a bad idea for a story, just seems kinda random that they would bring back a long lost couple of characters for this purpose. I wish Days would make up their mind as to whether they want to write for LGBT characters or not. They have an iconic young legacy couple with Will & Sonny… then disappear them entirely (except for the Peacock spinoffs). They can’t make up their minds whether to go there or not with Allie & Chanel.… Read more »

Volet Lemm
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Satan
I think your(our) worst nightmare is happening. Saw Craig and Leo together on another soap blog. I dont know if I will be able to watch the two of them even remotely romantic. I thought there was nothing worse than the Devil, boy was I wrong.

Momo
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Momo

I don’t like it. Why break up Craig and Nancy? I know at the time they were brought on, it was a big deal having a plus size gal paired with a hunky man.

anne
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anne

Momo- it is more than possible for two people married to each other for years to grow apart. AND this story line is based on the reality that this actually does happen in the real world.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

anne, I just want to give you kudos for your sensitive, realistic take on this storyline. Yes, it does happen in real life. I know plenty of people who have lived this situation. It’s unfortunate that some people feel compelled to deny who they really are while attempting to conform to societal, familial, religious norms.

We have yet to see how this storyline will unfold. But I think some find it objectionable because Craig appears so selfish and Nancy appears so needy. Most of Nancy’s dialogue has been cringeworthy thus far. Humanity and realism are sorely needed.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

James 75
I loved your last two sentences. If you are referring to Nancy calling Craig an S.O.B, I might have said worse!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you, Violet! “I might have said worse”: Awesome! Also, we keep hearing about how delicious that damn chowder is supposed to be, but Nancy found a good use for it!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Not just plus size but since I’ve never seen them, was the 13-14 year age difference ever mentioned? Boy, after today’s show I was impressed with Nancy’s spunk and that was before she even found out her rival is a man, if that’s what they are calling Leo Stark these days. He’s a worm that she can squash under her shoe.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

This was very predictable! I saw the writing on the wall.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

For what it’s worth, who cares about Chloe’s middle-aged parents sex problems? I surely can’t imagine anyone calling that Ray guy sweetheart, man or woman, he’s disgusting. That would be the last straw for me. This gay younger man with the much older frumpy wife is insulting and embarrassing to everyone, guy straight or otherwise!

Satan
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Satan

I think Craig & Nancy are supposed to be the same age. They were high school sweethearts if I’m remembering the backstory correctly. She just looks older now because of that granny wig. Craig’s got gray hair, but his face doesn’t seem to have aged hardly at all since they were last seen decades ago.

I wasn’t 666% serious about Ray being his boyfriend, but the only thing worse than that would be that idiot Leo Stark…. and that’s the rumor on some other soap sites.

Momo
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Momo

As much as I love Greg (actor) and Leo, I hope Leo is not Craig’s bf. It just would seem too desperate or something.

And yes, Craig and Nancy were high school sweethearts so they’re supposed to be the same age.

I do think Nancy/Patricka looks better with her red or strawberry blonde hair, but I still love her.

Does anyone else remember that Nancy was on the jury that sentenced Sami to death? 😀

Satan
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Satan

I’d forgotten that Nancy was on that jury, but that explains why Roman wasn’t exactly happy to see her or Craig when they came to the pub. Did she do something to Carrie as well? I don’t remember specifically, but I remember Nancy really hating Mike Horton, and of course he & Carrie were together for a while, so it probably had something to do with that?

Senior Devil moment here, don’t remember the details of all those 90’s storylines.

Momo
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Momo

Yes, they did stuff with Mike and Carrie. Craig and Mike were both vying for the same job at the hospital. I think Craig and Nancy played dirty. I was a bit surprised Roman was still upset, but I totally get it.

Satan
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Satan

You know what would be the ultimate twist and actual creative use of Days history for this storyline?

What if Craig’s “mystery boyfriend” was none other than Mike Horton??

Now obviously, Mike – in his various incarnations – was fairly well established as a heterosexual character. But OG Mike was portrayed by Wesley Eure, who (like Kevin Spirtas) is openly gay. So if they can talk him into coming back, that would be the biggest shocker ever. And it would really piss off Nancy!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

The devil is in the details…

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
I don’t know how they managed the age difference years ago, when I wasn’t watching but the minute they appeared together this time back, I looked them up because he looked so much younger. I had seen Nancy last time she was on but not Craig. It says he’ll be 60 this spring and she’ll be 74. I’m not trying to make a big deal about the age difference but there was never a mention of it previously, so I was quite taken aback when I first saw them together.

The other lis
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Hope this is an opportunity to bring in Nancy and Craig’s daughter Joy who would struggle with accepting her dad’s orientation. This show needs a new bloodline unrelated to everyone else and it would show that this storyline wasn’t done for shock value.

Satan
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Satan

Craig seems to be having a hard time keeping his stories straight (er, no pun intended). First, he tells Chloe that this was the first time he’s ever been with a man, and when she says “tell mom you’re gay”, he hesitates to even identify himself as “gay”. Then he turns around and tells Nancy that he’s always known he’s gay, he hooked up with some dudes in college, and then suppressed his gay “urges” for the entire time he was married to Nancy, up until just recently. And when Nancy asked him if he was bisexual, he said “nope,… Read more »

Momo
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Momo

Craig seemed to be quite the ladies man previously. I was surprised as Nancy when he said he had dabbled with men in college. Not the Craig I remember.

Moto62
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Moto62

Because it’s not the Craig we remember. I read on another soap site that this is absolute character destruction. I agree with that.
It’s like Satan said it’s another Re-Ron. Ron Carlivati takes beloved characters and destroys them. I didn’t watch OLTL at the end but it’s my understanding he did the same thing there and look where they are now. Nowhere.
The real shame is that Ken Corday allows it.

Momo
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Momo

I have liked some stuff Ron has done, but not totally thrilled with rewriting history, like with Lani and Paulina.

The other lis
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The other lis

Because it sounds so much better to tell your daughter I just discovered I was gay than to admit I knew I was gay all along but I thought I could live the conventional lifestyle with my supportive rich wife and two beautiful kids. Sorry about that Nancy. I hope Craig stays becomes chief of staff and deals with the fallout from Nancy, Chloe, Joy and his stunned former colleagues.

The other Lis
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The other Lis

Very intrigued by this storyline. My best friends daughter informed her mother 15 years ago she was gay. My friend refuses to accept it even though she loves her daughter very much. She refuses to meet her daughters partner or allow her to come to her home. Her daughter eventually moved to another city. So I applaud the writer for going there but hope he does not sugarcoat the chaos Craig’s revelation will leave in its wake.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Chloe and Nancy have been hit hard by the fact that Craig is gay and hid it for so many years. Guess he enjoyed the best of both worlds. Unless they have recently changed his character, mother and daughter will be in for the shock of their lives when they meet Leo. Talk about insult added to injury!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Today’s show was a letdown not showing that rotten Leo until the very end.

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The David E. Kelly series stars Kylie Bunbury and Katheryn Winnick.  Deadline broke the casting news of Ackles.

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You can check out the promo below for next week’s exciting conclusion to season two of Big Sky featuring the debut of Ackles.

Now, let us know, will you be checking out Jensen on Big Sky for its upcoming third season? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Watch the promo below, featuring the return of Peter Reckell.

Now. let us know, are you excited to watch how Bo’s ‘visit’ plays out? Let us know via the comment section below.

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You can watch the full conversation below.

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