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Drake Hogestyn Exits Days of Our Lives … But For How Long?

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Looks like Kristen’s (Eileen Davidson) machinations has John and Marlena (Deidre Hall) right where she wants them! And next week is a critical point for Jarlena fans when after the trust, and the one thing John values most in this world, honesty, appears to have broken down between the long-suffering couple.

On the heels of that, it will pave the way for the exit of Drake Hogestyn (John Black) as previewed in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now.

Hogestyn will last be seen on next Friday, January 18th’s episode of DAYS when John leaves the canvas for a short while.   But how long will he be away?  How will it affect the war between Kristen and Marlena? A DAYS spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

However in this week’s SOD on what facilitates John’s exit, Drake Hogestyn revealed, “John says he needs space and that he’s confused.”

So soapers what do you think of John exiting Salem?  Do you want to see Drake return to the the soap sooner than later?  Let us know!

 

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Michael
Michael

This sucks. Not a big fan of Drake but I love it whenever Marlena and John have pivotal stories- I LOVE Deidre Hall.

Karen
Karen

Deidre and Drake get no respect from TPTB…

Beezie
Beezie

Sorry, everybody, but now that John has left town, let’s have Marlena go look for him .. and let it take a LONG time for her to find him. I think these two have been on DOOL way too long .. and one of the reasons they keep them is because Days is CRAZY about flashbacks!! Their acting skills have NOT improved….Good luck in your future endeavors, Diedre and Drake…..

Linda Aug. 21,2013
Linda Aug. 21,2013

Linda
I really miss John Black and hope to see him back with Marlena soon.
There both great actors. Also miss Bo very much too. Hope to see them all
together again. Not really the same without them.

Sal Piscioneri
Sal Piscioneri

come to GH as Jeff Weber or a Cassadine or long lost Spencer or someone from Jessie Brewer or Audreys family…..

MK
MK

Always thought he would be great as Jeff Webber!

Aaron
Aaron

Yes, I agree, Drake would be AWESOME as Jeff Webber or a recast Ridge on The Bold and The Beautiful!

Desiree
Desiree

Yes, or even a whole new character on DAYS.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m prettty sure that this exit is story dictated only, and that it is on a temporary basis. I don’t think DAYS would ditch Drake right now when he’s involved in one of the show’s hottest and most current storylines.

I think he’ll be back soon.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I agree he will be back, but it would be fun if he bought someone else to town with him- perhaps a recast Bo?

Chloe
Chloe

Better yet – the real Bo [Peter Reckell] & Stefano!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Oh Chloe- I would love PR to come back, but it sounded like he left not under the best of terms with his former bosses. Therefore, I doubt if he would come back unless there was a lot of work behind the scenes to bring him back, but I heard no such rumblings, so I would rather see Bo recast than MIA altogether.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I think Bo would return to town, but Peter Reckell I’m pretty sure has no desire to return to the series. Plus, I got tired of always seeing him with Hope, a character I do not like. Maybe they could lure back Robert Kelker-Kelly and Julie Pinson as Bo and Billie!

Tonja
Tonja

I follow PR on twitter – whenever he’s asked about coming back he always says things like “never say never” or “we’ll see”…sounds like he would come back with the right story line. His character was allowed to go by the wayside and be boring… this character shoule be anything but boring! Bring the 80’s Bo back!

Janelle
Janelle

He’ll come back if the $$$ is good. That’s the real reason he left. He wasn’t willing to take a cut in pay.

Beezie
Beezie

Sorry, folks, but nobody can replace Peter Reckell as Bo Brady. Just wouldn’t be right!!!

JESSICA
JESSICA

IM PRAYING THAT HE DOES COME BACK I LOVE AND THATS A FACT.ROBERT KELKER KELLY WAS A GREAT BO AND HE COULD BE AGAIN.

Karen
Karen

It’s total nonsense!! As usual the J&M fans are screwed…Hopefully he is only away for a week or 2.

Claud
Claud

Sooner rather than later! It was just starting to get good, John and Marlena were getting involved, the momentum was just picking up, not a good time to send off John. Where does that leave Marlena? Why have they been taken out of their own story? Don’t get it.

Mary SF
Mary SF

The way the article is worded it sounds more like the actor needs some time off for personal or professional reasons– been a fan of DH for a long time, so I hope there isn’t any serious problem here- would like to see John Black back in town as soon as it is possible, but more importantly I hope whatever DH is confused about gets sorted out quickly for his sake.

Mary SF
Mary SF

My bad— misread the last line of the article, he was talking about his character John being confused not himself- well that’s a relief- so this is just a story line thing, so if DOOL shoots 3 months in advance- doesn’t the media already know if he is working or how long he was gone for?

Pam
Pam

Mary it’s NOT Drake’s idea to leave at all. Also, John would NEVER act this way to Marlena; from past story lines.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Thanks Pam- realized my mistake about two seconds after I posted my comment. It just goes to show you have actors and characters become so interconnected that for a second I forgot his name was Drake not John. I think John leaving must be some plot device- perhaps the ISA has recalled him to duty for some mission that he can’t tell Marlena. Then while away he will either run into a recast Bo or perhaps this will mark the return of Stefano. It does seem strange he would leave Marlena after all they been through, so the writers must have something up their sleeves.

stephanie
stephanie

Not happy that the writers are having John leave town, so out of character. No atter how angry or upset, he would NOT leave Marlena and Brady with Kristen still lurking around causing havoc…….If the writers and execs need to give vets some time off, I could give them a couple of suggestions…………..Not Drake or Deidre!!!

Kathy Lewis
Kathy Lewis

While Drake is off screen I will not be watching at all! Drake is an exceptional actor and is the reason I tune in. Until he returns my TV will stay off!!

vik
vik

I agree..that story is just getting going. Why would he now leave? Kristn just cracks me up and her wreaking havoc in salem is putting some DRAMA into the town.

Brittany
Brittany

Do you even need to ask Michael? Of course we want him back soon! They can’t let that witch Kristen tear them apart. And Days is insane for letting that loyal, talented man go ANYWHERE!

Ric
Ric

the plot would be wasted without JB as the basis for KD revenge. Must be a vacation due DH, hopefully he and JM (stefano) will be back soon and rev up the drama

Patrick
Patrick

what’s the deal with Stefano? when is he back on the canvas full-time? I had thought he’d a been back when Kristen returned. I miss him and Kate… would like to see all the DiMera’s living at the manse.

Gary
Gary

TPTB needs to get it together days is going down hill fast… they need to bring more vets back if not the show will continue to lose ratings

Patrick
Patrick

makes one wish.. DOOL did the same thing as GH… and brought in NBC stars from Another World.

I can’t falter GH fans… and OLTL…. if DAYS had been on the bandwagon… as well.

Debi Clarridge
Debi Clarridge

Days has a large and loyal fan base. What those in charge fail to realize, older people have watched days longer then the younger actors have been alive. Drake is one of our favorites, We have spent years not Days of Our Lives watching and being a part of his story lines. It is not fair to the seniors that have tuned into this daytime drama to lose, the most beloved actor in our age group.
Please reconsider Drakes swift return, you owe it to your loyal older followers. We are no longer teens, we need John, Marlena, Victor, Caroline, Etc………..to remain as important characters, they are the generation of our time………..Thank you, Please bring Drake back ASAP. Debi Clarridge, Lancaster, Ohio

Patrick
Patrick

I didn’t see this coming.. as well….. ???? it has to be a vacation… and or personal leave… as DH has had this in the past. I hope and wish him well personally….

John and Marlena… Victor, Maggie, Caroline, Kate… LOVE YOU.

I have to agree… this storyline and/or triangle was just heating up….

Pam
Pam

Patrick, it;s NOT Drake’s idea to leave. He LOVES the show!

Ann
Ann

They shouldn’t be writing him out in the FIRST place! I think the show can only BENEFIT from bringing him back front and center SOON, rather than writing him as leaving town and “running away,” which is NOT something John Black would do! Drake is the most underrated and least appreciated actor in daytime, despite what a gracious and accommodating person Drake is with everyone in real life. I hope last week’s episodes have opened some eyes to what a terrific actor he really is – something his fans have always known. He doesn’t deserve to be benched for ANY amount of time – especially since DAYS was only renewed for one year! If they have ANY hope of getting their ratings up and staying on the air, THEY NEED DRAKE! Come on, DAYS – it’s not rocket science! The fans know more about what’s good for your show than YOU do, apparently! Bring John back to town to deal with the John/Marlena/Kristen storyline where he belongs!

Cheryl
Cheryl

Amen, Sister! John Black is one of the best if not the best actor on Days and once he’s gone, that’s it for me!

CINDY BISCORNER-MEAD
CINDY BISCORNER-MEAD

YES I want Drake/John to return!!! ASAP!!!! Get rid of Kristin for good!!!

Annie
Annie

I think it Sucks that John is leaving Days! he is embattled in a good story line with Marlena and Kristen! He would never do that to his family!

Denise
Denise

I am really hoping Drake returns very soon. It would be really stupid if the writers make him stay away from Marlena. this Brady/ Kristen storyline needs John (Drake) in it or else the whole story would not work well. Drake is a great actor and he would never leave Marlena, Please don’t keep him gone for more than a couple of days.. We need Drake!!!

Annie
Annie

Days is gong down hill fast! I like all the vets ! They should bring back Peter and Drake and Joe ! I have been watching Drake since 86. I grews up with him being roman! I don’t really want to watch the Teens and Daniel and Chloe and Jennifer. I think he needs to come back and make up with this wife and stop Kristen and brady needs to go away! I think the VETS make the show! Bring Drake ASAP!
Annie Bradshaw
Twin Cities , Minnesota

Rod
Rod

Bye Bye John. Can Marlena go too!!! Snooze!!! They don’t have the IT any more!!
Clearly my answer is later much much much later ! Wong miss those scary face expressions

Annie
Annie

Why I think Days is going down hill fast because of all the Teens ,Sami and Rafe and EJ . I think the VETS make the show . Like Peter and Kristian and Dee and Drake ! YOu should also bring back Joe Mascolo!

Michael
Michael

How about he NEVER returns!? DOOL needs to recast the role of John. Drake can’t act to save his own life.

christine
christine

You are very wrong Michael. Drake is a wonderful actor. He has proven that more times than i can count. I want him back ASAP.

Helen
Helen

I agree, Drake is a very powerful actor, always has been. These bashers hate his personality in real life too, say he is too active and talks with his hands too much. Ignore them, I have for years.

Pam
Pam

Michael, Drake is a wonderful actor & one of the better ones on DAYS. He’s VERY loyal to the show as well! TPTB do NOT appreciate Drake or his talents apparently or they wouldn’t push him out of his own storyline! Drake is even better in person! He appreciates his fan base. That’s a FACT! No one could play the role of John Black besides Drake. He NEEDS to be back to work tomorrow!

Annie
Annie

I argee with the ladies Micheal. We want him back ASAP!

Linda
Linda

Well, all I’ll say about this is I’m leaving WITH John. Thank you Michael very much for letting us know January 18th is when John leaves town because now I don’t have to bother watching on January 21st! Drake Hogestyn has always been a phenomenal actor, but last week he raised the bar and has been nothing short of stupendous. He can play ANY emotion – hurt, sarcastic, angry, disgusted, and compassionate and is a kick ass emotional actor as well! Drake is by far the most underrated and often unappreciated actor in DTTV, so for a week it was such a pleasure to see Drake given material that showcased the fact the man has incredible acting chops but I should’ve KNOWN it wouldn’t last and Drake would be dumped on again. I have no desire to watch a show that doesn’t include Drake so bottom line is I just WON’T watch DAYS. It isn’t like TPTB care what we think anyway because if they did, they wouldn’t BENCH Drake again after he just got off the bench in October. I also feel this “Kristen” storyline will now crash and burn without Drake in it. Once again TomSell dropped the ball, what else is new.

Dee
Dee

I couldn’t have said it better Linda! It’s as if you read my mind. Perfectly written. And yes, Thank You John for posting when Drake’s final air date will be.

Dee
Dee

ooops, I meant to say Michael for posting the final air date. My bad! : – (

Annie
Annie

I argee with Dee and Linda! We want Drake back! Ken Corday doesn’t have a clue to what he has in the Vets! Let’s go with the Teens and the characters who are good in own right but bring back Drake and Peter and Joe Mascolo ! His parents would be rolling over in there graves if he need it was destroying the greatest soap !

Desiree
Desiree

WONDERFUL POST, LINDA! Very well written, send this to the soap opera press.

Dmitri
Dmitri

He’llbe back. This is just like Dan’s exit last year, it was only short-term. I agree about Jarlena not getting the airtime they deserve, or any of the vets for that matter. The vets either get short-term storylines already used in the past (Kristen’s return) or random short scenes (Lucas and Billie). I’m tired of the Sami Show. Bring back DAYS!!!

Patrick
Patrick

WHAT A HEADLINER?!?! This just Smarts…. this is not good for the uphill grind DAYS is in… the one storyline that’s keeping FANS interested.

if this is for personal reasons… Drake… take care… and come back to your 2nd Home.

Desiree
Desiree

Nope, Drake is fine, he never asked for time off.

Mary Hargett-Hiduk
Mary Hargett-Hiduk

It makes no sense at all why they would take Drake out of the mix. This is not the John Black of old. He would have understood Marlena’s reasoning and stood by her side. He would be there to fight Kritter with Marlena and try to make Brady understand the evil of this woman. TPTB and writers, WAKE UP. Listen to your loyal fans and get John back in Salem pronto. D&D have been a part of our lives for so long, PLEASE bring them back together. It is my understanding they are filming three months in advance so it would seem to me sites as this one would know if Drake is back to filming.

Isabella
Isabella

Drake leaving has now given me a reason to leave Days. Drake is a really fabulous actor and really the only reason I continue to watch Days. This show has gone down the toilet, it isn’t the show my grandmother got me hooked on and quite frankly I’m shocked it was even renewed. My last day tuning in will be Friday until Drake is on my screen again.

Helen Kent
Helen Kent

Well, as a long-time fan, this is the news that broke the camel’s back. I accepted when Peter left because not only is Drake a gifted actor but he also plays a very realistic hero, but I will not accept losing Drake too. I’m on vacation from watching DAYS unless Drake comes back.

Aaron
Aaron

I see how this works now at DAYS, get rid of actors like Drake who are wonderful actors and continue to fill the cast up with actors that can’t act, what are TPTB thinking? This move is also my ticket out of Salem. I’d appreciate a heads-up Michael so I know when to tune back into DAYS once Drake is again on the canvas. He makes the show, he isn’t your typical cardboard actor and when he acts he does it with feeling. I have a long list of actors on DAYS that could leave and I wouldn’t blink an eye but of course Drake wasn’t on that list. I’ve been meaning to stop watching since Tomlin started killing this show with his awful writing and Drake leaving has now cemented my decision.

Mary Hargett-Hiduk
Mary Hargett-Hiduk

can we compare our lists, I bet we would match!!

Desiree
Desiree

James (EJ), Eric (Brady), Shawn (Danny), Chandler (Will), Freddie (Sonnie), Alison (Sammy) Galen (Rafe) that is my dream GET RID OF list yet they’re all Tomlin pets so they’ll be with DAYS until the show dies.

Amy
Amy

I agree with everybody on that list.

Alex
Alex

That is my list too, get rid of Eric especially.

cecile
cecile

I want John back sooner than later. This is what soaps do for me–I like the happily ever after fantasy. It sure beats other programs that are constant failures in relationships. John and Marlena should be able to work things out. No one is perfect and forgiveness is a necessary part of a marriage.

Sandy
Sandy

What is the purpose of writing Drake off? He finally gets a storyline and then, is let go. I do not like the character of Kristen. There has to be another way, to write a good story for John and Marlena. And where is Stefano? I thought he returned to the show.

Sheila
Sheila

These writers have a lot to be desired when it comes to story line. Drake should never have been written out in the first place. I agree, these writers get rid of the experienced actors and think we want to see people everyday that are so stuck on themselves and those who think the world evolves around them. Tired of seeing the 40+ woman act like she’s a teenager and minding everyone’s business. They really need to take a good look at the younger set of cast and realize they can’t act no matter how hard they want them in the storyline. This is another fan that will leave when Drake does. What we need folks is to let the writers go.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Sooner, of course, are they idiots at that show, or what?

Ellie
Ellie

HUGE idiots!

Desiree
Desiree

ENORMOUS idiots! TPTB of NBC and DAYS are totally clueless regarding what fans want to see.

Pam
Pam

Drake Hogestyn doesn’t get the respect he should from TPTB. Drake is very loyal to DAYS. It’s a real SHAME! The current head writers don’t seem to know how to write for a complex character like John Black. Drake has fans of ALL ages & his fans are legion. For example, Drake now has over 10,000 followers on Twitter. I don’t understand why they would keep one of their lead actors off the show. IMO Drake should NEVER have been let go in the past & shouldn’t be now! Drake is my favorite actor on DAYS since he started in 1986. I have been watching DAYS for 40 years now. Maybe they should replace the writers instead of the actors like Drake. Pretty much all the time now the romance & humor have gone out of DAYS like in the 80’s & 90’s.Where are the Super Couples for example? Drake & the rest of the VETS are under appreciated for sure! IMO Drake Hogestyn doesn’t need to be gone anytime at all!

christine
christine

I want Drake back ASAP. You told us this would be like it was be for a family helping each other and romance. I have not seen any of this since John was in jail. Please get this story ine with Kristen over with soon. Brady was only 5 years old when she left. This is sick to see him with some one that was going to be his stepmother i think it is gross. Please get some writer that can write like Sheir Anderson. Now she can write a good John and Marlena story with out any problem. What Happen to the Days 2.0 YOu said we would get.

Tamera
Tamera

SOONER for me, I love Drake and he acts circles around the men on DAYS. If anybody should leave town it is the other Black, Brady who with his barechested look every day seems to think he is God’s gift to women (he isn’t).

I’ll return to watching once Drake is back, my blood pressure needs a break from this crappy show anyway so thanks Drake for giving me this DAYS vacation.

Dee
Dee

I agree Tamera!

Ces
Ces

I don’t really love looking at a red waxed chest. I’d take Drake’s anyday 🙂

Ellie
Ellie

ROTF, ditto, Brady and his little boy chest makes me sick. Drake is a gorgeous man and his body is beautiful. TomSell are jealous because they can only dream of looking like Drake does.

Annie
Annie

Me too Tamara! I don’t need to see any waxed chest. I need to see Drake!

Ces
Ces

haha!!! glad I’m not the only that likes chest hair. lol..

Desiree
Desiree

ROF at “little boy chest” HAHA!

Desiree
Desiree

LOL, I love Drake’s chest hair too, finally, a real man on DAYS, not an over-waxed man wannabe.

rea
rea

Once again these so called writers have found a way to infuriate all of the John and Marlena fans. It makes NO sense to have John leave at this time. Days needs to find writers that are willing and able to write for all the characters, not just a chosen few and that know the rich history of these long time favorites.

Deidre and Drake are the heart and soul of Days and should be treated with the respect that they so richly deserve. They are not just the super couple of Days, but of all of daytime. There is not another couple that has been together as long as they have and been
through as much as they have!!

Drake should return ASAP to put an end to all this Kristen mess.

christine
christine

You said it rea. They have both been in the 1 spot in We love soaps for so long. Drake has been in the 2 spot a few time but not many. We all want our super couple back together ASAP. John would never leave Marlena in less she ask him to and she sure did not ask him to leave this time. Get new writers that can write a story that has not been done be for. This old stuff is getting boring.

christine
christine

Mr Evans you said in a interview on VTV News you hope to make it to 2015.I will tell you this that if Drake and Deidre do not stay on this show the rating will drop. See all of us that love John nd Marlena do not like the way these storys are going . First John would not walk out on Marlena for any reason in less she tells him to leave. You said we want romance and love. Well John and Marlena have more love for each other than you can shake a stick at. They have been tought much to be together and your writers just pull them a part over some thing dum. This Brady and Kristen story makes me sick. He was 5 years old when she left town. Please get some writer that know what happend back then and know the story.

Helen
Helen

Here we go again, didn’t Drake just go through this in 2007 and in 2009? This stupid Kristen/Brady storyline didn’t actually get good until they put Drake in it yet they’re letting him go for a few weeks? Drake has always been a very powerful actor and he becomes magnificent when he is given scripts that show off his acting talent which is what took place last week. How TIIC could even think of getting rid of somebody that knows the acting craft and is the face of DAYS I’ll never understand. My prayer to the Soap Gods is he is only gone a few weeks but knowing Salem time, it will be much longer. Like several have said already, I’m going to take this opportunity to turn off the show and wait for DAYS’ best hero to get back to Salem. Salem is a boring place without John and Drake and I don’t plan on wasting my time watching something I don’t enjoy.

Esther
Esther

I have been a Days fan for over 30 yrs. and a huge Drake fan. I think TPTB need to do their homework when it comes to John’s and Marlena’s history. John would NEVER turn his back on Marlena and leave her alone especially with Kristen around! He would’ve stood by his Doc and planned a way to get Brady away from Kristen and send her out of Salem!

Days fans are loyal and we are not afraid to voice what we want! Drake is a lead actor and is seldom given the spotlight as he deserves. He deserves to be in lead story lines, he’s earned it! He is a superb actor and he proved so last week. He was on fire! The fans want MORE Drake! We want the super couples, the romance, the crazy antics, the stuff that Days is known for!! Our beloved vets! Bottom line – Without John there is no Days! John and Marlena ARE Days!

Cindy White
Cindy White

WOW! Talk about weird – I went to the doctor yesterday and was told DAYS OF OUR LIVES is making me sick. It has greatly affected my BP and overall stress level. I was told to give it up for my health and being that I love watching Drake, I decided to break doctor’s orders and continue to watch it. With this news this extraordinary actor will be of my TV set for weeks or months, I can now obey my doctor and give up DAYS. I gave it up every time he was let go and didn’t start watching it until he returned in 2011. You bet your sweet tush I’m going to give it up again if this show even thinks about letting such talent get away.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Cindy, you dont need to stop watching Days, you need to find urself another doctor! Any dr who would tell u a tv show is bad for ur health is a quack!

Amy
Amy

Maybe her doctor is a former DAYS fan. 😛

Bill and Jason
Bill and Jason

My partner, Jason and I have been long-time DAYS fans but we’ve always gravitated toward Drake. He is a FAB actor and his character shading, mannerisms and soap nuances are brilliant. We enjoy watching how he works a scene. With that said, DAYS has become so piss poor in terms of writing and over-all production that we actually find ourselves taping the show and only watching back scenes Drake is in. This John, Kristen, Marlena, Brady storyline was just picking up steam yet they go and remove Drake from it. This decision not only has us scratching our heads but also feeling really angry because Drake deserves to be treated well and respected and this show is doing anything but. It is no longer about escaping our lives, now it only gives me a headache so this casting move has now forced our hands. We’ll tune back in once we hear Drake is airing again, but not before that.

Angela
Angela

Drake is my all time favorite actor since 1994 so I’m done with DOOL until they bring him back. It isn’t hard at all to walk away since this soap is a former shell of itself. I think NBC were on crack when they renewed it for a year. It reminds me of somebody who cheats on a test but gets an A+ yet they didn’t deserve it. DAYS is like that too. There is so much wrong with this soap but TPTB do not listen to our complaints. Getting rid of Drake for a few weeks is their first of a long list of mistakes they continue to make. He is a wonderful actor and you won’t meet a nicer man yet they continue to use him to promote DAYS yet won’t give him storyline. I’ll watch his last show and after that I’m through watching until John returns to Salem from wherever they sent him.

Desiree
Desiree

Yep, I agree, it is a pleasure to stop watching. Drake is an awesome actor, he doesn’t deserve the disrespect being show to him by his so called “family” at DAYS.

Debi Clarridge
Debi Clarridge

Patrick and Michael, please do not let your jealousy make you bias. Drake is a vetran actor and deserves what that title brings with it.
I agree, if the writers would listen to the viewers opinion, maybe the ratings wold go back up.
Unfotunately, Peter Reckall, made the decsion to retire, on his own behalf.
Drake has always played this character and to replace him wold be Days final downfall.
I will start watching again when the bring Drake back, left them the last time, will leave them again.

Debi Clarridge
Debi Clarridge

Sorry, spelling error. Would and they typing to fast.

Desiree
Desiree

ROTF at how the Drake bashers are all MEN! Like I said they couldn’t be more transparent and it is getting so old.

Amy
Amy

LOL, yep, all the Drake bashers say the same thing too, just under different names, you’d think they’d be more creative. The reason Drake has had staying power for 25+ years is because the man CAN act!

Debi Clarridge
Debi Clarridge

Agree, 100%. We need him back.

K8
K8

I want him back, It is why I watch to see the Best super couple ever do their magic!!!!

Dee
Dee

Being a long fan of Drake’s, I am once again hurt by the fact that his talent and passion for his work is being put on the back burner. When he and Deidre Hall were brought back to the show this time, a lot of the true die hard fans came back with them. The chemistry between Deidre and Drake is like fireworks. They both care deeply for each other, but more so for the show. They bring grace and royalty to the day time canvas. In a time when “Soaps” are becoming a thing of the past, I would think that the writers/producers of a well loved soap would want to do what it took to keep fans tuning in each day.

I hope that this is a short term absence for Drake and that “the powers that be” realize what an asset he is to DAYS and what a loyal fan base he has and with that fan base comes a lot of viewers that won’t be watching the show as long as he is off the air.

Having met Drake numerous times, the one thing that you take away from an encounter with him is that he truly cares for his fans. He appreciates their loyalty and does his best to make them feel as if he wouldn’t be where is he if it wasn’t for his fans. I know I will be watching on Friday the 18th, but can’t guarantee I will watch after that.

We will miss Drake immensely.

Ces
Ces

Perhaps Drake is filming something outside the show? One of the reasons I returned to Days last year (after a 9 years hiatus!) was because Drake & Dee returned so I hope this time off for him. Love John Black, always have!

Desiree
Desiree

No, he isn’t, that was confirmed already. Drake didn’t ask for any time off. He does have another job outside of DAYS but this other job doesn’t require leave time from DAYS. TomSell hate John and Drake suffers because of it.

hospitalitea
hospitalitea

I hope this is the reason he is not on, that he has another project or movie in the works or a nightimenon soap type character he is working on

Carol P
Carol P

We want John to never go! He’s the reason I watch the show!!!

Robbie
Robbie

I’ve been watching Days since it began. I was six then. I lI’ve the show but it’s becoming a teen soap with a few extras. I love Drake and John. The show isn’t the same without him. Please bring him back. We need our vets. Not many young people r as loyal or in to soaps as older viewers. If Drake is leaving I hope he goes to GH. It is awesome now.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
No1_ILoveLucyFan

So we’re stuck with the forced pairings of Jennifer and Daniel who are about as exciting as a wet tissue. Gabi and Nick who have NO history nor interest. Sami and who-the-____-CARES-anymore–I love LOVE Ali Sweeney, but lets face it, Sami is supposed to be in her mid 40’s and she’s still acting like a teenager when it comes to men? How hard is it to choose between a man who treats you with respect and love (Rafe) and the man who raped her (EJ)?!?! Seriously?!!. Without John & Marlena as the foundation couple – much like Tom & Alice were – the show is a complete travesty. Days back in the day had J&M, Bo & Hope, Patch & Kayla, Abe & Lexie, Kim & Shane…now it’s got people who meander about suckin down coffee and whining about complete nonsense. Nothing against the other actors & actresses but I have NO interest in watching Days without John and Marlena.

Vikki
Vikki

If he doesn’t come back there will be a lot of viewers gone. He and Deidre were let go once and brought back because the fans want them. We want a great storyline. We were robbed during the NuJohn storyline ending when they were let go. They have been so much of the show and that needs to continue!

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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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DAYS Camila Banus Lifetime Movie ‘Killer Caregiver’ Set To Premiere July 13th

While Gabi Hernandez is about to show her dark side on Days of our Lives, her portrayer, Camila Banus looks to also be playing a not-so-nice caregiver in the upcoming Lifetime Movie, Killer Caregiver!

In story, after a woman is wounded in an accident, a young and attractive live-in caregiver moves into her home where strange and dangerous events unfold until the woman discovers her caregiver is hell-bent on destroying her life!

Camila stars along with Nicole Hayden and George Stuts.  Killer Caregiver is directed by John Murlowski.

Look for the movie to premiere on July 13th on the Lifetime Movie Channel at 8PMEST/7PMCST

So, how much do you love when Camila gets to play the crazy bad girl? Will you be checking out Killer Caregiver? Comment below.

 

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