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Freddie Smith Leaves Door Open For Possible Return To DAYS: "I Absolutely Believe There Will Be A Time When I Appear On DOOL Again."

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Last week viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives saw what was a “quickie” goodbye as Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) decided in one episode that he was leaving Salem to get away from his dismal marriage to Will (Guy Wilson) and his feelings for his ex Paul (Christopher Sean), and take a gig in Europe given to him via his Uncle Vic (John Aniston)!

That was the final episode as of now after four years of playing Sonny for actor and Daytime Emmy winner, Freddie Smith.  In a new interview with Huffington Post on the making of his intriguing new project the horror flick Hiker, that also stars former DAYS star Molly Burnett (Melanie) and her real life boyfriend and DAYS cast member Spencer Neville (Derrick), Smith answered some direct questions about how he left DAYS and what the future my hold for a return to Salem.

Freddie commented: ” I signed on to Days of Our Lives for four years. I knew my contract was coming to an end and the big decision had to be made. I felt the love story was told beautifully and as an actor, I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and pursue other avenues. When I sat down with Corday and the other producers to tell them I had decided to leave, they were so supportive and thanked me for my hard work. They even said the door was always open, which is the best compliment I could have received.”

When asked if he would ever return, it seems that Smith’s answer was perhaps a bit cryptic, because there has been some reports via social media that Freddie was actually back at one point on the set:  “I absolutely believe there will be a time when I appear on DOOL again.”   Whether that remains to be seen, viewers will have to wait since DAYS tapes six months ahead of what viewers are seeing now.

Would you like to see a return by Freddie sooner than later? Do you hope it would be for a short arc to wrap up his story with Will and Paul …  or, do you hope Freddie decides at some point to come back to the show full-time?  What do you think about Freddie’s new film project, Hiker?  Share your thoughts below!

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elm51
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elm51

i wish freddie all the luck in the world – i really enjoyed his web series called addicted anonymous…………………

Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson

I would like to see him do spots on the show as he comes home to see his daughter and Paul He would have to see that Will has done mush repair and give up his acting like his Mom! I hope they find a way to keep the story line of the gay actors for the future shows.

Tom Jenkins
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Tom Jenkins

I agree, it’s kind of annoying that now neither Paul nor Will have more of a storyline at all. I guess the character of “Derrick” as played by Spencer Neville is off the canvas since the character of Paul said ” I really have nothing to say to Derrick….thanks to Will” – thus right now, Will is just a character listening to Abigail’s love problems, and Paul is just talking with his new found Dad, John. I don’t strictly watch the show for the gay characters, I enjoy all the characters, but enough of Nicole and Daniel, good grief that’s… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

Yesssss I want him back

Donna
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Donna

I would love to see Freddie come back to Days full or part time.I loved his character .So glad the door is open for him to come back.But I wish him the very best of good luck on his other projects.Can’t wait to see Hiker.You are missed Freddie.

angie
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angie

I hope he comes back to work on his marrage with will please come back soon dont let the past come in between u and Wil please sonny save your marrage if u really love him dint let anyone come in between u to hope to see u back on days realky soon i miss u

Iakovos
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Iakovos

We must believe Sonny in the form of Freddie Smith will return to Salem. I loved Will at the outset but the recast did not work for me. (But you accept things and move on.) Would love Sonny to come back and be the heart and soul of Salem. That Emmy was well deserved!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I too, would love Freddie to return to DAYS in some capacity, with that said, I feel that if in the next six months, there’s no sign of Freddie returning, I would very much be in favor of a recast Sonny. I would love to see Robert Gorrie (ex-Matthew, OLTL) either step into the role, or keep it luke-warm for Freddie’s impending return, when/if that should happen.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Freddie is and should always be welcomed back to DAYS.

‘Hiker’ is a low budget horror film of which there are too many for my taste, but it’s good for Freddie to hone his movie making skills.

Kelly
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Kelly

I find some of these low budget horror films are a lot of fun. Okay, they are not equal to psycho etc. but still some fun.

Alice Lannnigan
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Alice Lannnigan

I would love to see Freddie,s to come back and forget all about Will and Paul 🙂

Kelly
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Kelly

I would love to see Freddie come back if the story line dictates and if he is available.

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

I hope he comes back occasionally as well. He is a great actor and his portrayal of Sonny was amazing!

Debbie
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Debbie

I hope Freddie will return on Days. I am happy for him to be able to return if he wants to. I know he will do well with his film that he’s working on. I am looking forward to watching it. I know it will be a great success.

Bob McWilliams
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Bob McWilliams

I, like so many others, enjoyed Freddie Smith on days & how beautifully he brought Sonny to us. I hope we see him back on the dool canvas again soon. I am excited to follow his film career. Freddie, come back soon to continue Sonny’s story. We miss u.

Joy
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Joy

i hope he comes back and either gthey recast and bring back the lvoe of wilson or if they are not hthen let paul and will live their life nad let him be free and move on to the next chapter in his life nad let will and paul move on iwth their life too

Laura
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Laura

Yes definitely! Sonny is one of my favorite characters! I would like to see him with Paul.

Geena
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Geena

I hope Freddie does return full time at some point. Sonny and Paul were not given the chance it should’ve had under the old writing team. I’d love to see Sonny come back for Paul.

shannon
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shannon

Sonny should come back to Salem to work things out with Will. Even though will did something horrible but if you really love someone you should forgive and forget and take time to trust them again. I know cause it happened to me.

Michael
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Michael

Only if they recast Will. If they got Chandler Massey back- he and Smith had great chemistry, which what has been woefully missing in the current Will/Sonny story line.

rob
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rob

I think it is unanimous… we want Freddie back…wonderful actor

Patty
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Patty

Hi. Hope Freddie comes. back. don’t like. Nocole & Danile are. not a. good couple. not. Story lines need. Eve. to. back off. why are they. after Hope. not good

Chris Wymard
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Chris Wymard

To Me, I think that Chandler Massey was extremely awful in the role of Will Horton, because he played the role like the age that Will was, childish, his Will was too giggly for when he wanted to kiss Freddie’s Sonny on that couch, & when Dattilo’s Lucas came a-knockin’ on Freddie’s Sonny’s door, Massey’s Will reacted like he was caught doing something that he shouldn’t have been. To me, I think that Guy is the best Will, because we saw his emotional side for when he was in the shower & Freddie’s Sonny came in after playing basketball &… Read more »

Randy
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Randy

I love to have freddie back as sonny as soon he
Is done with his project and make Will see how stupid
He was.

Kathy
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Kathy

I hope Freddie comes back to be with Will. Even though Will did some really stupid stuff to hold on to his marriage I would love them to be back together. Paul should stay in Sonny’s pass so he can move forward with Will and Ari.

Rosemary
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Rosemary

I would love to see sonny back..I have not been watching as when Freddie was on.Please Freddie come back to your family Will and Ariana.It was a wonderful couple and needs to be complete.Freddie you are so good with your daughter Ari. I wish you luck in your new project too.

Tonya Forror
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Tonya Forror

I think it looks like a great horror film! I can’t wait to see it!!

Tonya Forror
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Tonya Forror

I can’t wait to see it! It looks like it’s gonna be great!!

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In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which looks to be heaven, but really is hell in disguise, especially given Marlena’s latest visit with Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), who seemingly reveals herself to be possessed by Satan.

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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UPDATED: On Wednesday, the nominations were unveiled for the 75th annual Writers Guild Awards to be held on Sunday, March 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America East announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022.

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In the category of Daytime Drama, only Days of our Lives was nominated, thus DAYS becomes the automatic winner as the sole nominee.

The nominated and winning DAYS writing team consists of: Head Writer Ron Carlivati; Writers Lorraine Broderick, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock.

DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati shared in a statement: “My team and I are thrilled to be nominated for the 2023 Writers Guild Award for Daytime.  We submitted three scripts from the storyline about Craig’s late-in-life coming out, the impact it had on his wife, Nancy, and of course, his ill-fated romance with the ever-scheming Leo. We felt that these episodes were a good representation of what Days of our Lives does best: high-stakes family drama with a comedic twist.”

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To view all the WGA nominees click here.

So, what do you think about DAYS being the only entry and thus becoming the winning writing team at this year’s WGA Awards? What do you think of the storyline chosen to represent the show for competition? Comment below.

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