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Eileen Davidson Making A Return To Days of our Lives, But Who Will She Be Playing?

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Fantastic news Days of our Lives fans! Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson is back on set taping new episodes and will first appear back on the NBC soap just in time for November sweeps. As reported by TV Insider, Davidson starting shooting scenes at DAYS on June 5th.

Y&R fans have no fear, she is still with Y&R as Ashley Abbott, and her time at DAYS will not conflict with her schedule at the CBS daytime drama series.

But the question on everyone’s mind now is will she be reprising the role of Kristen DiMera or one of the other characters she played on DAYS? The Days rep tells Michael Logan at TV Insider “The exact role—or roles—Eileen will be playing this time around is strictly under wraps. It’s all a big surprise for the audience.”   So that could mean it could be Kristen, or any number of the others she played including: Susan Banks, or any of Susan’s three siblings—Thomas, Penelope and Sister Mary Moira.

With new head writer Ron Carlivati crafting the storylines in Salem, this almost seems like a dream team collaboration between writer and actress to make something crazy, zany and compelling for the audience.

So, excited about the news of Eileen coming back to DAYS? Who do you hope she plays? Comment below.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ron is writing so i guess she will play —-all of them…or Marlena wearing a mask-lol

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Or she will be found on that island…she will play an aged Ginger Grant…who killed off the islands original castaways-Skipper, Gilligan. the Howels, The Professor and Mary Ann…Ginger, who never wanted to be on the island in the first place, has been stuck on that same island for over 50 years(changing history-they were never rescued back in 1978..it was a dream-lol)…Ginger wants to be the sole focus on the island so whoever arrives on the island must die and will attempt to knock off Sonny and ‘the rest’-she needs their blood to stay youthful…so she thinks!…Ginger, in Nora Desmond fashion, is ready for her close ups!!!-lol

Celia
Celia

HaHaHaHaHa—-Love it !!
But, Jimmy. One condition. The only way for Ginger to stay young forevermore is : she needs young blood—-they’re all too old, except for the DOOL castaways.
I hope she ‘sucks’ everyone’s blood….good way of getting rid of them—except for Chad and Sonny. LOL.

Patrick
Patrick

does Marlena – have – any flaws

she’s so near purrfect

I always enjoy her … her biggest let… ( reprieve ) Grannie

that will bring a tear and more… when she sees Will

PS: you funster . you had me laughing at “the mask” and as “Ginger Grant”

TOP : “…in Nora Desmond fashion, is ready for her close ups!!! “

Celia
Celia

Well, in my mind’s eye; I see either Kristin or Susan. Any other role will fall short for me.
A glimpse of Susan will, surely, make my day!!
Who else could it be? A long lost twin? Plastic surgery to look like Kristin? Her look-alike was the baddie? She’s the one who fell out of that window?
I don’t know if I’m ready for a third role by the same actress. ( well, fourth, if one counts Ashley Abbott, LOL.).

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Susan has a sister (Sister Mary) and brother (Thomas) as well as a deceased sister (Penelope).

I would love to see them all, including Kristen!

Most of all, Celia, I’d love to see Eileen play Thomas (Tommy to Susan) with a huge crush on Marlena! Maybe one day Marlena will accept his advances, which then would make us realize Marlena was replaced by Hattie, LOL!

Did you ever see Thomas/Tommy? He looked like Susan and Sister Mary, but “he” had a comb-over! He was a hitman and was only on a few episodes. He wore suits. Of course, that was one way to cover Eileen’s curves.

There must’ve been a binding process for Eileen, too. Maybe that was and would be too uncomfortable/painful for Eileen to play Tommy for long periods of time.

Celia
Celia

Thanks, 4ever—great synopsis. I am familiar with all the siblings played by Eileen….love them all.
I have my grandmother, who’s always been an avid DOOL watcher, to fill me in.
“A binding process”– hilarious….and, yes, as a woman, I can assure you binding “up top” would be painfully uncomfortable.
I like everyone’s input; especially damien’s….would love to see Kristen come back with Eric’s baby.
For me, the most entertaining has always been Susan. But, how much of a story could be built on her?
However, if Kristen came back as Susan; the story could go down several paths.
As someone said, I will “take” Eileen, in any form—maybe Kristen really did die, but returns as an Angel? LOL.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Hey, Ron is writing this…so she will be wearing a Marlena mask and killing off the teens-celebration time!!!-lol

Patrick
Patrick

well… we could have ED who really should be Kristen… because she’s the ultra supreme being .. and Salem knows it… yet stink permeates from all the denizen

thought Susan and Hattie should make their mark together .. doing something

always a hoot to see sparks fly when Kristen and Marlena adversarial

lets chum it up and give Susan and Hattie a go ’round.

ED and DH : always on par

dmr
dmr

Susan has to make an appearance! She’s so funny!

dmr
dmr

I will ONLY tune-in again to see Eileen! I adore Eileen and hope that she resurrects Kristen!

Kevin C
Kevin C

Same here DMR, I tried watching an episode from last week, I didn’t finish it…Cannot get into DAYS.

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

I was having trouble enjoying DOOL until yesterday. The exchanges between Andre and Kate were hilarious. I so enjoyed their wedding, and the comments by the butler; as well as the judge. Let’s hope that they continue to be this upbeat, since DOOL is so dreary.

Mo
Mo

FABULOUS! I’m glad it’s a secret. So much is not, that it will be nice to be surprised. It’s enough to know Eileen will be back in Salem.

Patrick
Patrick

yeah, right ?

I just want too see “Kristen” and Eve become fast friends

and take over

Patrick
Patrick

right about now… any time

to see Kristen and Eve

let’s give a little break to Hope and Jenny Bear

back of the line go Grans Jewels

fast ; tour de force ; men behave bewary … on charge thee ones and only

“Kristen” – and – “Eve”

the moon is rising and the sun is setting

Celia
Celia

I don’t know if I want to see vampires, Patrick, LOL. ….Or wolf(women)…that’s assuming Kristen and Eve will play the “expected” pestilential plague.
If the writers have any foresight and originality, both actresses will bring a story soooo different; it will leave us all agog.
I want a sort of Vicor/Victoria personality for any of the Banks siblings. So, your day/night phenomenon may work. Susan/Sister Mary by day; Kristen/Tommy by night?
Plus, I want Eve to return redeemed. And, if Paige, by some miracle ( lol) is alive, they can start fresh.
The fun lies in the anticipation. We shall see.

Lee
Lee

I feel like this will be Susan Banks, harboring a very much alive EJ DiMera….fingers crossed!

Celia
Celia

Yeeees!!!!. Good one, Lee. Also, Sami, Will and the rest of the kids.

Richard
Richard

Esepcially with Will and Sami headed back to Salem! Mu money is on Susan!

Patrick
Patrick

just a thought… what about Rick Hearst , ex-Ric Lansing, GH ???? as a recast of EJ ?

who doesn’t want the real deal – James Scott

Patrick
Patrick

OK OK

Ej is 38

Rick Hearst is 51

So = he’d be an excellent peter brooks. What a dastardly DiMera

Celia
Celia

I like that idea, Patrick. Rick is suave and ‘charming’ …..perfect fit.

Richard
Richard

I think the actor who played Simon on ATWT would a perfect recast!

Richard
Richard

Rick Hearst would be better suited to play Peter Blake DiMera!

damien
damien

hope she comes back to salem as kristen back from the dead with eric’s baby!
Eileen deserves someone amazing to write for her to showcase her talents! her last run on days was stellar and made it must see…hope lightning can strike three times

Patrick
Patrick

“kristen back from the dead with eric’s baby!”

I, forgot

!!!! ?????

that she could have had Erics baby.

BEST news

Alan
Alan

With Ron C scripting her return I’m guessing he’ll have Eileen playing all the Banks siblings (and more). This is going to be SOOOOOOO good…!

Max
Max

Can’t Wait!!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

This is going to be good. Ron will write for her and Eileen will deliver. This is a win/win for us no matter how it goes!!!

Patrick
Patrick

“…This is a win/win for us no matter how it goes!!! ”

gosh

1. this is ^ the truth

it’s getting giddy time with anticipate

thinking about 3-4 returns

Sami / Will / Eve / “Kristen”

man… does DAYS need to bring back Wally Kurth PRONTO. he could ladies man panache and stud Kristen and Eve.

Jason Brooks … any one ? demands

Patrick
Patrick

I too am looking forward to his writing

argh

his stint @GH… did not bother me at all…. ??? I think ( lol )

currently and for almost 2 years… the only thing (s) I can think of @GH that work

Valentin / Nina / Charlotte
Kiki and Dillon
had they not dropped this – Lexie identity… love them both Parker/Aaron

otherwise it’s beyond exasperating

makes Ron Carlivati that much more

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is excellent news! I’m hoping that she is Kristen, and that this means that there might be a resurgence of the DiMera family! And let’s hope this is worth many more appearances to come!

xmascarol
xmascarol

I wish she would come back to Days for good.I would love to see her play Susan Banks ,because she is so funny and days certainly can use a little laughter.However we got to remember Kristen’s body was never found so she could still be alive.A Dimera never dies it seems..

Phil
Phil

I am all for her playing one of the Banks family members, but I want her to play Kristen too! I want to see Ron pen a storyline for Kristen!

Patrick
Patrick

“…I want to see Ron pen a storyline for Kristen! ”

just for her !

dag… as much as I’ve missed her, @Days

it’s a crime that Y&R – wastes – her

WOW you just want to feast on her. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Eileen Davidson

WOW again… !!! because Ron Carlivati has two primo, steller, top of the line

LADIES – Kassie DePaiva and Eileen Davidson

boffo

and it’s @ Days

Joel
Joel

Dream come true!!! Days is the best place for Eileen.

jacque
jacque

I’ll be happy with any role but would love Kristen…

Judy
Judy

Good the best news ever wow

jaybird369
jaybird369

Kristen Kristen Kristen…TOTALLY!!!!!

blake
blake

Ron C. is the man since he keeps getting back actors back to Days that I didn’t think would return. I can’t wait to start watching Days again when his stories start in a few months.

I hope Eileen is playing at least Kristen and Susan.

Patrick
Patrick

Shucks all I can say

No matter what it takes

For @claudio : Vivian alamaine

Please get Celeste to return to see theo

blake
blake

Oh man yes to Vivian and Celeste! They would be perfect for Ron C’s writing! I’d love for the original actresses to return. It’d be great if Ivan could be there for Vivian again. Vivian needs to bring drama to Kate and Victor again.

Lou piikes
Lou piikes

I would love for her to return as either Sister Mary Moira or Susan Banks.

Timmm
Timmm

This is great news and I dont even watch DAYS! Y&R pissed away Eileen’s talent with stupid back burner stories like Ravi. Ashley has come alive with Dina and it gives her hope but for how long? Maybe Ashley and Graham will hook up? He is handsome and age appropriate but does he have the acting chops to hang with Eileen? We may never know!

Damien
Damien

I totally share the same sentiments!
I hope Ashley hooks up with Graham , the Dina story has reignited Eileen from a lame romance with Ravi..
However i wish Ash back in Victors orbit maybe in a business story where her and Abby overthrow Victor for Newman..that would be powerful

Celia
Celia

Yes, T, Ashley wore her heart on her sleeve with Dina. I wasn’t too surprised, though….those feelings were just buried, as I’m sure, she never stopped loving her mother.
I’d like to think that Graham’s actions are out of his protectiveness for Dina. Could everyone be wrong about him? I am probably wrong ( think Kiki, LOL) , but,could Graham be Dina’s son?
If not, then,yes, I can see Ashley with him.

dmr
dmr

Ashley is the most beautiful woman in Genoa City! Why can’t TPTB pair her with an amazing man-one that is successful in life and love?! Ravi is a sweet kid, but he’s a KID and playing dress-up. Also, he’s written as Ashley’s therapist, not a love interest. I love Eileen and she is being underutilized! (Although, I love the storyline with Dina).

Celia
Celia

I, honestly, don’t see the point of Ravi being on stage….except, as you say, a therapist for Ashley….a buffer….someone to bounce off feelings and ideas. As yourself, I’d like to see substance to the character of Asheley……a story which would leave an unforgettable impact.
We have not seen anything with meat and heart since Ashley “gave” fake birth to Faith; thanks to Adam’s stint with ‘lunacy’. So, I agree. she, basically, has no life….she seems to live vicariously through family members’ lives.
Great post, dmr.

LeeAnn
LeeAnn

Maybe per her contract with RHOB, she can’t be front burner. They DO take many far away exotic vacations on that show,,, just a thought !

xmascarol
xmascarol

Please come back to days for good.I miss you.Eileen is such a good actress she can play just about anyone or anything.

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Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

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Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

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One of the greats in her field; Peggy was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress  category at the Daytime Emmy Awards for her performances as Caroline Brady 4 times. However, Peggy won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for her work in the The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

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Throughout the last 24 hours, fans, cast members, and co-workers of the beloved Peggy have taken to social media to share their remembrances and grief and love for this talented powerhouse performer.  We will share many of those with you in a post to come.

Share your condolences and remembrances of Peggy as Caroline on DAYS in the comment section below.

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