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Freddie Smith On The Murder Of DAYS Will Horton & Sonny's Return: "It Was Just Extremely Sad"

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As we begin the week, fans of Days of our Lives are still grappling with the decision by the powers-that-be to kill off the character of Will Horton (Guy Wilson), and in such a brutal way as another victim of the necktie serial killer, Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).  Will’s death brings back to the NBC daytime drama series both Alison Sweeney (Sami) and Freddie Smith (Sonny) as Will’s mother, and his husband to try to cope with the revelation of Will’s death.

On Sunday, Freddie Smith sat down with AfterBuzz TV’s Dishin DAYS crew for a special “Spotlight On” interview.  During the chat, Freddie was asked by a caller what he thought of the decision to murder his on-screen partner.  Smith related: “It was more shocking than anything, and it was the last thing that I thought would happen. So, I was really shocked, and all of a sudden I was coming back.  It was just extremely sad.  It’s going to be a very sad week on DAYS, but it’s very, very sad, because a lot of people were affected by it as people, as well.  So I think that overall, you guys are going to have a very dramatic week of DAYS.  Everyone was very sad about it.”

At the top of the show, Smith also clarifed an earlier statement that was out in the press about “good closure” to the story of WilSon, and explaining how he first found out Will was dying and he was coming back.   Smith recalled:  “As an actor, as Freddie, sometime in April or May I got a message from Guy Wilson and all it said was ‘Bro’.  I texted him back, ‘What is going on? What’s up?’  He says, ‘You’re never going to believe it.”  I go, ‘What?’  He goes, ‘I’m dying!’  I said, ‘You’re dying? How?’  He goes, ‘I get strangled!’  And then two days later I get a phone call (from DAYS) and then I knew why I was going to go back.   I was just blown away that is the route they went, or you would think for a character who has been there forever.  But then my comment was, I said, ‘There was good closure.’   The good closure not on the love story, but the closure in the sense that Sonny has to go back to see his husband.  If he didn’t go back – it’s terrible that he died – no one wants that – but as the character, you would obviously go back and see your husband.  It was just an interesting end to the whole thing. ”

Watch Freddie’s interview with AfterBuzz TV after the jump.  Then weigh-in on Freddie’s thoughts that the decision to kill 0ff Will was both shocking and sad.  Do you think DAYS mistepped and misjudged their story-line decision?  And, are you are ready to bring out the hankies  to watch this week’s somber series of episodes? Comment below!

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Kalle
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Kalle

Freddie Smith is just a fine person, a good human being! Thank you for doing that, for bringing closure to the Will-Sonny story.

Montiralei
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Montiralei

I have mixed feelings about this. The Will character has almost always been there and he was part of TWO core families. On the other hand, the character has been recast several times over the course of his 22-year existence. Many people think that Will should have been kept alive and simply recast. At least half of the people in this same group continue to clamor for Chandler Massey to return. Apparently, Chandler M. has NO desire to return anytime soon, if ever. So who would be the next Will? Another Guy Wilson-type who has great potential and is doing… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You are so right, Montiralei. I am one of the guilty who kept whining about Guy, comparing him to Chandler. I regret everything I said. You just made me see the light. Thank you. And, you make so much sense.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

We all had a hand in Will’s death in one way or another, CeeCee. However, you weren’t calling for the cancellation of DAYS for their casting choice(s).

kelly
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kelly

If Ken Corday continues to have his way there will not be a next Will. You are forgetting that Corday publicly said that all those who were killed by the neck tie killer, aka Ben, will be permanently dead. They will not be brought back to life.

Montiralei
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Montiralei

No, actually, I didn’t forget Ken Corday’s announcement that dead characters would stay dead permanently. In fact, I made reference to that very point earlier today, when someone else suggested that Will is going to come back to life in the future. When I asked “Who would be the next Will?” it was a question for those who wanted Will to be recast AGAIN instead of being killed off. I was merely wondering who they thought would have been a better Will than Guy Wilson. Chandler M. is not coming back. So if they were going to replace Guy W.,… Read more »

richard
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richard

IMO the writing destroyed Will Horton, not Guy Wilson. Even if it was Chandler Massey, even he couldn’t have saved that horrific writing!!!

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Simply put and spot-on, richard!

I was actually enjoying the character of Wil lately. With Sonny gone, he had some growing to do, and it was a nice change from the petulant child act. Terrible decision to kill off this character.

And IF it was because they no longer wanted to tell the gay storyline they could have taken a less cowardly way.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Kudos, ANOTHER voice of reason , richard. Thank you.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I’m with you. I warmed up very quickly to Guy Wilson, and I did enjoy CM in the role, too.
Guy is very talented. I was very sad to see him go. I have mixed feelings about the killing off of Will.
It will either be a hit or miss for DAYS!

blake
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blake

I would have rather had a great recast than to kill the character off. Guy Wilson had two years to prove himself but he wasn’t the best actor.

Montiralei
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Montiralei

Then I ask again: Who would be the next Will if he had been kept alive and recast?
How would you (and others) have decided that he was a great recast?
Apparently, Corday and team decided that 7-8 different versions of Will in 22 years was enough.

Jean
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Jean

blake, your opinion is not a universal truth. I personally think Guy is a great actor. And more than that he’s a great person. He had to deal with such vile, disgusting comments and still remained a class act! Some of Chandler Massey’s fans have lost their mind and still harass Guy to this day, they seem to be obsessed with him. I never devoted that much time to things I hate. I get that you don’t like Guy , i never liked Chandler ( i used to FF through his scenes) but what’s up with the constant whining ?!… Read more »

Kjl
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Kjl

Couldn’t agree more! Guy may be a good actor I have no idea but in this medium in this role he was not a good actor. Yes the writing was bad but when other good actors have been stuck with bad writing they still have managed to pull it off and not perform so badly that you are forced to fast forward through the scenes. I think with a good actor people would have stopped the Chandler comparisons. It worked with the Chad recast. Casy was great, loved him in the role, but the recast of Billy Flynn worked because… Read more »

blake
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blake

Montiralei, I would have recast him with a GOOD actor unlike the recast they did with Guy..

Jean, you need to calm down. Where did I say I spoke for everyone else? Don’t put words in my mouth. I stated my opinion and I am entitled to. God forbid someone states their opinion without having a rabid fan such as yourself to attack me.

Kjl, I totally agree with everything you said!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I understood your wording…”who would be the next Will”, perfectly. It is what one refers to as a rhetorical question. I completely got where you were going, Montiralei.

Montiralei
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Montiralei

Thanks, CeeCee. I had hoped that a few people might figure out what I was trying to say there. Meanwhile, here I sit after having watched today’s episode. Such agony.

Di
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Di

The character of Will being written out has NOTHING to do with Guy Wilson. I’m fed up with people saying that it has. Get your facts right! Will was written out because the writers want to create story space for old characters (Bo, Patch, Andre, Shawn D, Belle). Other characters are being written out as well. The writers want the ‘old’ Days back. They hope that by doing this they will get better ratings. Big mistake in my opinion.

Montiralei
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Montiralei

Well, if they felt they had to kill off Will to make room for longtime favorites, I understand that. I don’t necessarily agree with it, but I do understand.
But as you note, there are many who seem to believe that Guy Wilson is the reason Will was killed off. They are saying that he should have just been replaced and Will should have been kept alive. So I was simply wondering why they thought that a recast would improve the situation.

Laura
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Laura

I am not a fan of the decision. Will is a legacy character and there are so few Hortons that carry the last name -it feels some of the legacy of the Hortons is going away too. Soon all the Hortons will be assimilated into other families legacies. DOOL needs more male Horton characters to keep pace with the Bradys, etc. Anyhow that’s a personal opinion. I hope when the writers take someone this big away -they give back with something. And I’m not talking about bringing back fan favorites. Will was an important character in soap history with the… Read more »

Margaret
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Margaret

They should have made Will and Sonny a power couple, had the writer not desecrated Will’s character on the show, the two of them could have been great together as a power couple. Sad, a huge writer error imo.

Bob
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Bob

That has been my feelings since the character shifted in the effort to build “drama” for this awesome couple. It could have been SO good. Thanks to Guy Wilson and Freddie Smith for taking us on the four-year journey … amazing soap legacy.

mary
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mary

I agree.People were so hateful to him.I guess they got what they wanted.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Not true, Mary. That’s not fair. As I said, I am one who bitched and complained. But, none of us wanted Will dead. There is a difference between accepting an actor who is not connecting, to wanting a legacy character killed off. I resent that. I have not read one comment where someone said he/she was happy to see Will gone. So, measure your words before posting, with all due respect.

Montiralei
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Montiralei

CeeCee: Sorry, but Mary is not entirely wrong. Many people–and you admit that you are among them–loathed Guy Wilson as Will and wanted him gone. He was FIRED. So, in that sense, the Anti-Guy brigade did get what they wanted.
It is most unfortunate that Will was killed off. We agree on that. But Will has been recast about 6-7 times in 22 years. Probably more than any other character on the show. Apparently, Corday and team are tired of trying.

elm51
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elm51

mary – i have seen posts on some message boards where viewers were saying really negative comments about the character of will – some have even said they need to kill him off and this started when he cheated on sonny – so you are correct there were a lot of will haters out there in cyber land………….

Franck
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Franck

CeeCee She doesn’t have to measure her words, not her fault if you can’t handle the truth! People like you who have been mercilessly hating on Guy/Will should really keep quiet now. Your got what you wanted! You really thought TPTB didn’t pay attention to your hate ?! Smh..

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I’m definitely feeling you, Laura. Will was for sure an important character in soap history. I’ve read that evidently, one of the writers has no use for the Paul character? I sure hope this is not the case.
I would welcome a recast Sonny for sure, I love Freddie, but feel Sonny is essential in story. He co-owns TBD with Chad and has Justin and Adrienne around. I’d love to see Robert Gorrie take over as new Sonny.

Sarah
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Sarah

@Laura A Sonny & Paul pairing would be an insult to Will so no! Get Paul a new love interest be done with it!!
But Days seems to have no interest in a gay storyline anyway so i guess it doesn’t really matter.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank you, Sarah. That is the most true statement on this site. It wasn’t Guy who presented the issue, but what/who Will represented. For those who bandy blame around that the dislike for Guy was the cause of Will’s death is ridiculous. It was because Will was gay. We barely see Paul, Sonny is not on the scene….and so on and so forth. It was the gay storyline which bothered many posters. I have berated many a poster with bigoted views….that is the point. All the gay characters; one by one, are being pulverized. There is the issue, not the… Read more »

mary
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mary

This is the best example of horrible writing and terrible decision making in Days history,and that’s saying a lot.This is simply unforgivable.Corday and company have crossed a line with this one.I hope this doesn’t murder the show,but there’s a part of me that no longer cares.

Brenda
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Brenda

I agree with everything you say.. Have watched for many many years but don’t care now.

22Jeanie
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22Jeanie

I agree also, if they wanted to get rid of him why not simply let him move to Paris to be with Sonny! Huge mistake Days!

richard
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richard

I also agree that this is extremely short sighted writing. Can gay couples not ever get a happy ending?? The writing of this character has been horrible for over a year and DAYS should really be ashamed of themselves. Ted Corday has said when you die now, you’re dead. So they kill Samantha Brady’s son?? For a no name character like Ben?? WTH!!!! They will regret this. They ran with Shawn/Belle/Phillip/Chloe for years and Shawn and Belle are just NOW returning. He could’ve been sent away IMO. Chloe has suffered from horrible writing but they didn’t kill her off. This… Read more »

richard
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richard

How come gays don’t get happy endings on soaps?? Same thing was done with Noah/Reid/Luke on ATWT. Reid died tragically and Noah and Luke did not reunite!! It’s like they trot out gay storylines for sensationalism and short term story. SAD!!

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

I agree with you Richard, Days made a huge mistake in killing Will Horton. They should have killed off Eve Donovan, not Will. Days is in trouble mark my words Days will be cancelled next year. I hope I am wrong. Sonny and Will should have left town together.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah, richard….the same could be said about Brad and Lucas on GH. That storyline was left in mid-air. Everything is about either Sonny, stupid Dillon/Maxie movie or Lulu’s undying love for her cheating husband.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Too many people wanted too many different things. Too much infighting among DAYS fans led to the death of Will Horton.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

You got it exactly, 4ever DAYS. That was most likely the mindset of the DAYS big bosses.
Too many complainers, moaners, and now we have NO WILL. No CM, no GW. No more. It is what it is. We’ll see if this is a good or bad move with ratings, and with the upcoming renewal or no renewal for the show.

Jay
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Jay

Let’s be real though. Most of the moaning was coming from bitter CM fans. I hate that Will dies but i’m glad they’re not getting their precious CM back! Everybody lose.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Jeremy. I feel so guilty. I will fess up and say I was not happy with Guy. But, why go to the extreme? Couldn’t TPTB send him abroad to visit Sonny, or something? I don’t like thinking I am partially responsible….I have this terrible ache in my chest over losing Will. So sorry.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

CeeCee, no need to feel guilty. really. this blog is great because it allows us all to offer our own viewpoints. I believe everything happens for a reason. Everything is as it should be. I think it all started when Freddie Smith got his DUI last fall, as a result of that unfortunate event, he possibly left the role of Sonny to get a handle on his personal issues and to also pursue other work opportunities. And, Guy got loads of continuous negative criticism and I think it was the result of Freddie’s exit and, all the Will fans wanting… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank you, dear, Jeremy. I have not been part of this ‘chat’ board for long; possibly a year. Assuming Days tapes six months ahead of time, Will’s demise was already in the works. You are probably right on the mark when you say that ‘thing’ have been going downhill since Freddie’s DUI.
You have a way of putting everything in perspective…..so reasonable. I feel better. Thanks, again.

MeganLA
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MeganLA

He didn’t even have the courage to speak out against the new head writers’ disgustingly homophobic agenda. They’re killing a legacy gay charater, the first married gay man on daytime TV that he has been working with – as Sonny – for years and that’s all he has to say, even calling it a “good closure” in the beginning? I guess he really doesn’t care about anything than his own “market value” and his cream business.

John
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John

I agree Megan, the “good closure” comment irked me! I guess he didn’t care that much about the story, he got what he wanted ( an emmy) and left to do a horror movie & sell some cream! So disappointed.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I thought Freddie meant that it was good that there was closure.

Will called Sonny to tell him how sorry he was. He took responsibility. Sonny decided he could’nt stay away from Will any longer.

The storyline twist is Will and Sonny didn’t get to see each other again, but there was and will be closure…Will realizing how wrong he was and Sonny wanting to see him and now Sonny will see him for one last time.

It’s a sad reminder to all…Don’t delay acceptance, responsibility and forgiveness because time may run out.

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

What is done is done…either watch or quit watching…over the years i quit watching many soaps because of cast changes and when certain characters were killed off like Days Bob Anderson back in 1980 and AWs John Randolph in 1979 only to come back and watch theses shows again…Days improved but AW went downhill…in the late 1990s i stopped watching both along with GH…but now with so few soaps left thats a harder decision to make because when they are gone they are gone…be carfeul of what you wish for!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

TELL EM jimh but they still won’t listen. .they’ll rant and rave the last four shows into cancelation and that will be that. ..love em or hate em. .you’ll surely miss them when all the negativity and viewer tune out leads to all talk show’s all the time

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well all I know is that I was moved to tears by watching today’s show of Days, and I cannot remember the last time that happened on that show. Sometimes weather we like it or not, killing a main character, one that viewers cared about is the only way for a show to move out of predictable melodrama and into great drama. Yes, killing a beloved character or a child is a lazy way to create that drama, but soaps do it because it works. I haven’t been this riveted to Days in a long time– so hopefully, viewers will… Read more »

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

Right now im not too happy with GH and i occasionally tune in…ill complain about this and that but i dont hate the show because once in awhile i still find it somewhat entertaining and far better than whats on my other 200 channels…soaps have long been my favorite genre and i hate to see the final 4 gone…i dont watch the cbs soaps often but im glad they are there just in case the two i normally watch are ever cancelled then maybe ill tune them in more..and like you i feel exactly the same about Days…Wills death was… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

I agree with you 100%.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

So true, Mary! I was so sad for Will and everyone else on today’s episode. I’m sure it “Will” be an epic week of episodes!!!!!

Victoria
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Victoria

killing off Will does make a good story temporarily but it was short sighted and I think a BIG mistake… it will definitely turn off viewers and drive them away. Will is a legacy character. this is a character we have seen pre-birth to death…. it was a mistake I am glad FS returned for Will’s funeral but I do not think a recast should happen. CM fans ripped apart GW and I would hate to see that happen to a Sonny recast ( whether he was talented or not). I think GW did a good job, handled his critics… Read more »

blake
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blake

This seems like mostly Dena Higley’s writing, she didn’t care to write for any gay story with Will when she was there and it’s interesting that she was let go a few months after. It could have been a higher up in the network that made the decision, sometimes they force producers and writers to do things. I don’t know if we’ll ever find out who is responsible for Will being killed off.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

If I were to venture a guess…TPTB at Sony…Y&R doesn’t have gay characters/storylines.

Some fans of DAYS, GH and B&B have asked on many occasions why Y&R is gayfree.

Lina
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Lina

You’ve said it all, Victoria! I totally agree.

Kathy
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Kathy

I think was so wrong that they did this. They should of let him go off and be with Sonny, not kill him off if they wanted Guy Wilson out. I liked Guy Wilson and Will. He will be missed.

blake
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blake

You are right that they should have just wrote him off to be with Sonny, but I guess they wanted to shock everyone killing him off. It is sad.

Gary
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Gary

I like Guy Wilson too, I warmed up to him. Days of Our Lives made a big mistake in getting rid of Will and Paige. I also loved Paige.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I really liked both Will & Sonny as individual characters and as a couple. I think there was a lot more to explore with these 2 young characters and stories to tell. They should have just backburned them for a bit while they showcased the vets during the anniversary storylines. I get that this is an incredibly compelling storyline right now, I just hope they do it justice because killing off Will is almost as bad as killing Sami or Lucas IMO. Maybe moreso. I do wish both Guy Wilson and Freddie Smith all the best and say thanks for… Read more »

elm51
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elm51

i listened live yesterday to the special spotlight on interview – i called in & got a chance to speak to freddie – he is such a gracious & humble individual…………..

blake
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blake

That’s awesome that you got to talk to him!

Veronica
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Veronica

Me too. He was so nice and the interview was great.

michael
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michael

RIPWillHorton THE WRITERS MADE A HUGE MISTAKE. @THEguywilson AND HIS ICONIC CHARACTER WILL HORTON DESERVED BETTER THAN THIS. THE WRITERS BEAUTIFULLY CREATED A WONDERFUL SAME SEX RELATIONSHIP. AND HAVE TOTALLY DESTROYED IT. I THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE SATISFYING TO HAVE WILL AND SONNY WORK OUT THEIR PROBLEMS, AND HAVE THEM BOTH WRITTEN OFF TOGETHER, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF RETURNING. THERE WAS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR KILLING OF THIS ICONIC CHARACTER, NO MATTER WHO PLAYED THE ROLE. I LIKED GUY WILSON IN THE ROLE, HE MADE IT HIS OWN. THE TRUTH IS IT WOULD HAVE HARD FOR ANYONE TO FILL… Read more »

kelly
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kelly

Why are you yelling?

elm51
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elm51

i liked guy also – he did the best he could do with the crap writing he was given – i fault the writers & tptb for this unnecessary debacle……………..

Steve
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Steve

Ok so the writing of the last two years and a bit took Will in a different direction (even towards the end of Chandler’s contract), and Guy’s portrayal was quite, well, different and I’ll leave it at that. All of that can be fixable in due time, if you don’t kill the character. Send him away to research and write another article. Wouldn’t take much imagination or work. Leave an option, a glimmer of hope for some future redemption. Oops, too late. Axing a character is in the end a business decision, and we can agree or disagree. What I… Read more »

Veronica
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Veronica

I believe that the interview was great. The Dishin Days guys were awesome as usual and Freddie was great. As for Days killing off the legacy character of Will, I think it’s a huge mistake! I know that there were many fans who never warmed up to Guy, I thought he did great with what he was given. The writing over the last year made Will a character you no longer wanted to root for….and then when it looks like he has finally stopped blaming everyone else for his mistake, he leaves that message for Sonny and then…boom! Gone

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I just finished watching today’s episode. Hats off to Rafe and Hope and Lucas. They brought me to tears.

I am still very upset that Will was killed. If TPTB wanted to back away from the gay story line, Will and Sonny should have reconciled and gone off into the sunset together. Or keep them on the back burner until they recast the part of Sonny. I feel both characters are important to the show.

PGP
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PGP

Killing will probably was a dumb move. Much like killing Maureen Bauer on GL and Frankie Frame on AW. On a side note, love having Gabby back!

Jillian
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Jillian

This is not a question of personalities. This has absolutely nothing to do with CM or GW. It is the killing of a legacy character that we literally saw grow up, go through stages, struggles, pains, joys and dreams. It is about an endless search of oneself that a lot of us identify with. It is about being human and about living. To me personally it is like losing a son that I would have loved to see pick up the pieces again. I am sorry Freddie, I do not accept your lame excuse. Even in your last interview right… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

On top of everything else, they killed off poor Will when he had a cold… Now, that’s COLD!!

Jim Anderson
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Jim Anderson

Yes, you could tell that Guy was battling a sore throat or some kind of sinus infection – he was a real trouper to do the difficult scenes anyway.
Although many compared his version of the character of Will to the previous actor’s performance and complained, I primarily knew Will through Guy’s portrayal and thought he did fine in the role.
The scene was certainly frightening and compelling and I was really hoping Will would somehow escape…which unfortunately he did not.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks for your reply, Jim! With Guy Wilson being under the weather, it must have made his final scenes even more difficult. I’m in the minority in that I wasn’t as impressed by he previous actor in the role of Will; I thought that Chandler Massey was constantly smiling inappropriately in his scenes, and it was unnerving. What did Guy Wilson in was not his acting but the writing. The character went from being someone with rooting value to a conniving, whiny jerk.

code85
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code85

Everybody whose is whining about a soap character, which I like by way and did wanted him kill off. But im gonna complain and whine over this and say I not gonna watch because Will, E.j and Jack were kill off. I just wanted to watch my favorite show. I was Sami fan and she just return. I didn’t stop watching after she left. I see as show, not real life. Because I have lost two people this year. That is what matters. This show has been changing the past 50 years.

code85
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code85

Im not gonna whine over this.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Today’s episode of DAYS was brilliant!!!!! The hourglass has lava in it!!!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It was one of best episodes I’ve seen on Days. Soaps kill off beloved characters for one reason only– it works. It creates instant drama and viewers cannot help but empathizes with the characters on screen. I was watching when Lucas found out Will was his child, saw him play with Will as baby, so I cannot watch the character Lucas finding out that child is dead without being sweep right into that character’s pain. It is that emotional involvement one can only get when one watches a show, not just for a few weeks or months or years, but… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Absolutely, Mary!

Paige’s murder did upset me though, because she was crapped on by Eve and JJ. Her own mother and boyfriend slept together and Paige was murdered! That’s cold.

As for Serena…If I remember her name a few years from now, I probably won’t know how to spell it. LOL!

We all will definitely remember Will!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Totally agree! So much happening in one episode! This is the way DAYS used to be! Loved the voiceover of Will’s message to Sonny while the police were dealing with Will’s death. Brian Dattilo gave the performance of his career! So realistic and heartbreaking. Meanwhile, Patch, putting two-and-two together re: Bo. Sami showing up, looking like a fierce mother bear .. the ending, with Chad confronting Ben .. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for today!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Today’s episode is another brilliant episode!!!!! Can the hourglass stand the heat?!

Rj
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Rj

Sorry they are ending the Wilson relationship. Over the last years, this was one of the best storylines and relationships. Seems they have a good relationship going, and then they destroy. I have seen this before. Sorry they are ‘killing’ off Will.

Jim Anderson
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Jim Anderson

I guess this won’t be a popular post, but if Freddie hadn’t vacated the role of Sonny to begin with, this might not be happening – maybe that is far fetched but it’s how I feel. He certainly has a right to “move on” and pursue other avenues of the acting world, but I felt like it left the character of Will slightly adrift. The Producers COULD have done a re-cast of Sonny and kept the couple together showing that they had the same up’s and down’s of every other couple. Instead, it seems like this “killing of Will” is… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Jim, I totally agree with your analysis. What makes matters worse is that now the character of Paul is also adrift. His main connection is as John’s son. If the writers wanted to do so, they could tell a love story of Paul and Derrek. Sadly, I don’t see that happening.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I would have rather seen Sonny killed off than Will. 🙁

josh
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josh

Some of you are pathetic. Any reason to be mad, angry. Such is the days of our real lives, the world we live in today. Looking for a reason to be a victim, always “offended”. Whatever, grow up! I’m a gay man, so don’t even start with the ideas/thought police b.s. This is a freaking soap opera. At 50, they are honoring the show’s history and putting a modern spin on the most famous daytime serial killer of them all, the Salem Strangler. Did anyone see the original story? It’s scary, even today; and the modern version is pretty creepy… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Exactly. Soaps should, number one, be entertaining. They have “offended” many a group, myself, as a Christian, included. They can’t please everybody!

MeganLA
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MeganLA

Interestingly, the “thought police” published your disgusting homophobic bullsh** (and hey, doesn’t matter if you’re gay, there are many self-hating gays out there), but not my thorough critique of Griffith and Higley. So much for that.

Patrick
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Patrick

using the word Pathetic is offly strong… VISIONary… be it audience … or the behind the scenes… production team(s) I never expect that the behind the scenes guys would actually listen to fan sensation I”m with you 100% : your last para is stunning 1. “… People: please start to enjoy these shows ” 2. “…I won’t have my escape from that stupid madness be ruined as well because a bunch of weak-minded individuals decided to be a part of a demographic group ” ummhhh… weak-minded individuals… In this forum… being what it is… naysayers and Nielson champion from one… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

just when I think i’ve got a fixation… on the platform ideals

zingers and firestorm… zap myself rendered

and bounce back

which in no way lessens my post

Patrick
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Patrick

dullard mode: “rite of passage”

my intent…. “right of passage” as in… like it’s your way or the highway… as all sinners simply don’t stand a chance

Patrick
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Patrick

“… Did anyone see the original story? It’s scary, even today “

Maria nielsen
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Maria nielsen

First time I’ve Seen the show, and like it very.much..great seeing Freddie Smith!!

Michael
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Michael

Such a waste of a wonderful character. Guy was a pretty terrible actor, but if they react they could have developed so much story. Days has never used aging actors well, and the influx of returning old timers us just not going to work. Patch and Bo were successful, Jin part, because of their youthful energy. As middle aged men, who have not been consistently on the canvas for ages, the Patch and Bo returns will not work.

Vicky
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Vicky

I so agree that the writing sucked and ruined Will. After Sonny (Freddie”) current stint is over, I’m gone. What are they going to do with Paul? Surely, they won’t be low class enough to show him and Sonny getting together. This is what always happens to gay characters on show. Have any of them had a happy ending? Seems all the gay storylines are ruined and the characters are never happy.

joe siti
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joe siti

I think the writers mad a hug bad mistake by killing of Will (GUY) none of fans expected to see this to happened It was a sad and emotional to watch today’s episode as it will be all week. They wanted to get rid of a wonderful great Gay Story line and move in another direction it might work it might not but by killing off a long time character is not the answer.over the last 4-5 years we enjoyed a great story line of two people going through life together there ups and downs,joys laughter,tears they had together by… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…It looked like Lucas, wanted to collapse, in Marlena’ arms…. and , she… likeminded”

Gabs opening scenes, (plus) slayed me

Patrick
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Patrick

“oh, God” please listen to the music…. as AS’ Sami enters

that violin music… is that not an ode to these irish eyes are smiling

as Marlena and John envelop their (group) hug with Sami

Patrick
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Patrick

it may not have been these irish eyes are smiling

but AS stoic going through the motions eyes revealing nothing

what a scene

Patrick
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Patrick

Tuesday ep:

“Sami’s ORBIT”

as she’s sitting with Hope… w/Lucas by her side

the first words out of Sami mind…. she returns

“RIGHT now… I don’t understand”

“I need you to explain…”

bravo and kudos to the nuWRITING TEAM (s)

simply lauding how real Alison Sweeney journey makes Sami

I cry

it’s an all out threshold of will

Patrick
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Patrick

Sami to Will (in the morgue)

Sami : “how does he look”

Lucas: “he looks like our boy”

Sami: ” I wish we’d done better:
Lucas : “we got better, we did”

despite

Patrick
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Patrick

Sami to Lucas:

“our” son deserved…. “More”

Life

Tom Jones
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Tom Jones

Maybe Will’s death was a ruse, and he will end up being alive later on.

Denise
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Denise

Hi I’m sad because killing off Will was a big mistake..Because Sonny and Will made a good team.I loved watching them both..They are both good looking guys to me.& them girls need them both.They make good dads.

Charles
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Charles

The character f will is 19 or 20 yrs old he was born in 95 or 96

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Since Sonny is gone from the canvas killing off Will leaves a hole in the age group which will be filled with the to be SORAsed younger set, ie. Chase, Cierra, Theo. I was not pleased to see Sami make her robotic entrance at the end of yesterday’s episode. I can’t stand the character, and yes, I understand she is Will’s mother and must be present. I just hope she takes herself back to California as soon after the funeral as possible. The character’s drama queen theatrics and self-righteous indignation never appealed to me. Justin and Adrienne have 3 other… Read more »

Queerbec
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Queerbec

It will be interesting to see if any of the new SORAS’ed kids are gay. If not, then that will confirm that DAYS has absolutely no interest in LGBT storylines. We never hear about the amount of hate mail that SONY and the networks get from certain Christian groups. and if that has any impact on the lack of LGBT storylines. Look at the English and European soaps, they have elaborate gay storylines well integrated into the overall story, often taking front burner. America’s hypocritic propriety keeps such interesting and dramatic stories from airing here. I have heard that there… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

which is why I earnestly post… damned the christian credence… this everlasting ideal holds

I purport a solid ground for me?

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

integrate souls

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I haven’t seen the AfterBuzz TV video yet but in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, Freddie said Days told a great story regarding the death of Will Horton. Wondering now if Freddie is talking out of both sides of his mouth.

In the Soap Opera Digest article, Freddie did not seem to be upset at all over the character of Will being killed off. Alison Sweeney was the one who was upset by it. She said so in very clear terms. Interesting to read what Freddie said as provided in the article above. Maybe the video will clarify.

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I went back and re-read the article in Soap Opera Digest to see if my initial impression was accurate. Yes it was. I think Freddie was talking out of both sides of his mouth… However in fairness to Freddie, I do believe he was trying to be sensitive to the people who have been negatively affected by the death of Will Horton. Yes, filming the scenes he had to play, those scenes were sad ones for Sonny and the other characters involved. So emotions were at the forefront for all the actors involved. Crew members were also affected by what… Read more »

og of dool
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og of dool

I have never commented on any topic online in my 57 years and this may not be a very popular opinion but I am very sad to see the character of Will gone. Especially since it appears to be a way of bringing Sami back, I don’t miss her character at all even Allison Sweeney is an excellent actress. I also think to make the statement she was on her way back because of E.J. cheapens Will’s loss for me. I have no idea what the writer’s were thinking but I can’t wait to see the end of that whole… Read more »

Jim Campbell
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Jim Campbell

Thank you for having Freddie on to set the closure on DOOL! We all wish freddie well!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Today’s episode (10-14-15) was another stellar episode! Sonny arrives tomorrow!!!!!

Side note:

Sami is ready to smother Chad with a pillow, believing he murdered Will!!!!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

RE: Sami, IKR? I hoped Sami would be the one to doubt Chad would actually murder Will. Why on earth would Chad murder Will of all people? C’mon people. Just because Chad is a DiMeara? Really!?

Dollie
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Dollie

I have been watching DOOL since I have been old enough to watch tv lol. I’m not too upset that Will is gone. I was never impressed with Guy playing Will. I will admit he went out with a bang, he acted his death scene perfectly. It is too bad that was his best acting since day one with the show (my opinion). I’m not just picking on Guy. I was not impressed when the “new” Chad and Eve started either but they really owned their characters and totally made me change my mind about them. Guy just never did… Read more »

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

This week, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed that Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) hit the sheets, and Lumi fans everywhere rejoiced!

On and off, for almost three decades. Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo have played the relationship between these two exes who share children together to the hilt, because Sami and Lucas’ history is well … complicated.

But, what will happen if and when EJ finds out that Sami had sex with her ex? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Alison took to her Instagram and shared her thoughts alongside photos of her and Bryan, then and now.

Over the years, Bryan had remained one of Alison’s good friends.

Sweeney expressed: “I have always had such fun working with @bryan.dattilo !! 28 years later, some things never change. Still laughing between takes and grateful to have such a talented, supportive costar. Thanks @nbc for this great archive photo! And so grateful to @nbcdays for the incredible opportunity to play Sami.”

What did you think of the scenes where Sami and Lucas slept together and its aftermath thus far? Comment below.

 

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Kevin Spirtas Talks ‘After Forever’s’ Digital Special ‘Riley’s Unforgettable School Project’, The Loss of Michael Slade, and a Chance to Reprise DAYS Craig Wesley

The coronavirus pandemic has put to the test many content creators on just how they would keep their projects moving forward in ways they never dreamed of. However, out of that situation has come some of the most compelling, unique series, specials, and features currently streaming for viewers. One of which is Riley’s Unforgettable School Project, brought to you by the team from the six-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning series, After Forever.

Former Days of our Lives star, Kevin Spirtas (Ex-Craig Wesley) has starred in and created the first two seasons of what has become the most honored Emmy-awarded LGBTQ-themed drama series on any platform.  Along with his ‘After Forever’ writing/producing partner, the late Michael Slade (DAYS, OLTL, Passions, Another World), the two also conceptualized and delivered this latest documentary-style offering now on Amazon Prime Video.

What makes Riley’s Unforgettable School Project so noteworthy is not just how they were able to execute the series based on fictional 11-year-old Riley’s virtual school project and utilize its cast, which includes: Spirtas, Cady Huffman, Jamison Stern, Lenny Wolpe, Erin Cherry, Anita Gillette, Christopher J. Hanke, and Finn Douglas, but that it was made while Slade was succumbing to his battle with cancer, and that this special marks the final script from this talented writer.

 

Michael Fairman TV spoke with Spirtas about making the special during Covid-19, how the death of Michael Slade has made a lasting impact on his life, what After Forever has personally meant to him, and how an official third season is still in the works, and … if he would consider a return to Salem and Days of our Lives, should they come a-calling.  Here’s what Kevin had to say about it all.

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I think the entire story of this digital special has become even more meaningful with Michael Slade’s passing. What was the genesis of the concept? You wanted to continue the telling of the story of After Forever … but we are all in the middle of a pandemic?

KEVIN:  Yes and… when we filmed season 2, we had the scripts for season 3 already completed. It was our hope and desire to film them at the same time, back-to-back, so that we would have had all of our cast and crew together, and we could have gotten through it because we’ve always imagined this story being told in a trilogy so to speak – a beginning, middle, and end to Brian (Spirtas) and Jason, (Mitchell Anderson) and Brian’s healing or his steps towards healing through grief.  Schedules turned out that they couldn’t really work out for us to hold all the people and hold all of the sets for that amount of time.  So, we thought, “We’ve got the scripts for season 3 ready.  We’ll come back to it in the following year,” and that was always the intention, and then the pandemic hit.  So, it was shut down immediately that we weren’t going to do anything, but we wanted to stay current, and instead of going back in and telling the third installment of After Forever as a Covid-19 story as well, Michael and I sat down and looked at a way of staying relevant and current with a story within COVID, and there was born the idea to do this documentary style story/special about the characters of After Forever told through the lens of the character of Riley, the 11-year-old boy, who is now being homeschooled during the pandemic. He gets an assignment to do a project about the most unforgettable person he has ever met, and he, of course, chooses his best friend, the late Jason Adams, and he enlists all of Jason’s friends and family to join in.  Michael actually said, “What if we tell a story about Riley being homeschooled?” And, not only is Riley a technical genius at 11-years-old in the story, but Finn Douglas, who plays Riley, is a technical genius.

And didn’t Finn perform and write the song “Forever There” contained within the special?

KEVIN. Yes. He is this incredible musician.  Michael thought, “What would it be like if we asked to have the character of Finn sing a song for Jason?”  I said, “Well, what kind of song would we have him sing?”  Finn could play anything, I’m sure, because he’s self-taught, he plays by ear – guitar, piano, and drums.  Michael said, “What if we ask him to see if he could write a song?” and when we heard this song, we all called each other and we all got on Zoom and went, “Can you believe this song?  Can you believe this came out of this 11-year-old?”  It’s pretty incredible.  Michael did a gorgeous job of weaving the stories in and out and how they just sort of dove-tailed into each other, and then it was framed by Riley opening the project and ending the project.  During the Zoom reading we wanted to hear the song out loud.  We said to Finn, “Would you want to sing the song?”  We all just watched everybody on that Zoom call just fall apart.  It was just so beautiful. He’s an amazing talent.

Where is your character within this?

KEVIN:  I still stand in the center of the story of Jason because my character, Brian, was married to Jason, and it sort of connects us all, and through Riley’s understanding of how we all connect to Jason, is how we are all sort of spread out throughout the story.  Michael jokingly said, “You know, you’re not going to be the star of this special,” and I said, “I don’t think it’s about being the star.  It’s really about the storytelling.”  The beauty of Riley’s Unforgettable School Project is that we get to see moments of each person’s relationship with Jason, which Riley sets out to say, “Answer these three questions: What did you like most about Jason?  What did you like least about Jason? And what’s your favorite memory?”  Those three things, cut back and forth is where we all kind of fit in.  Nobody has more of a story than the next person, and it’s all telling honest portrayals of how they’re dealing with their loss of their good friend, or their child, or partner.

It’s a very inventive idea during Covid-19 to continue it in a way where you weren’t having to go shoot a full season of episodes.

KEVIN:  Well, we couldn’t. I have to say, Allison Vanore, who not only produced this special, but she also stepped up saying, “I’d love to direct this,” and I said, “Yes, please!”  She knows the characters.  She understands the story because she’s been a part of it for the last two seasons.  Allison also has this extraordinary amount of knowledge and expertise with the camera and what was needed for a remote shoot, and to also be able to organize filming 13 people in 2 different countries and 5 different cities… that’s just the technical side of it, but having that in our back pocket, knowing that it was a remote shoot, we had to send the camera, the computer, the ring light, and the microphone to each person’s house.  We had to location scout over Zoom.  We had to do wardrobe over Zoom.  It was all this big puzzle putting it together, and once you look at that board of storytelling and how we were going to do it, it kind of fell into place.  I feel blessed that a) we still had Michael with us, at that point, and b) Allison had the know-how to do this.  We all feel that at least this pandemic didn’t keep us from doing what we love.

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In terms of the contribution of Michael Slade in this special, was it the construction of the story, and how was he able to work and write this during his illness?

KEVIN:  Michael’s contribution to the special was no less than the contribution to season 1 and season 2, and the future of season 3, because the scripts are written.  We did everything on Zoom, and we worked around his schedule of treatment.  We scheduled 2 people per day, and we spread them out over two weeks.  He was very present, and when there would be a day where he would say, “I’m going to be an hour late, let’s just push that call time,” I would ask, “Is this too much right now?  We can shelve it; we can stop it.” He’d then say, “Absolutely not, otherwise cancer will win.”  He was determined to stay focused and to stay active because it took his mind off of what was happening to him.

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It would be lovely moment if you both were to win a Daytime Emmy for this project. 

KEVIN:  It’s our last collaboration together as a team, as I said, season 3 has been scripted, and it is on the calendar to get made.  We are just waiting for the COVID restrictions to lift a little bit and everyone to get vaccinated.  Michael was really hit hard with cancer – to stay healthy was so challenging for him.  Sadly, he didn’t make it to see the final edit of the special, and he died four days before we launched, but he had seen the cuts before that and was very approving of it, and had made some decisions, and offered some suggestions, and if God gives him an Emmy for this, it’s not because he died.  It’s because it’s great work.  It just happens to be that the work that was involved in this particular special was very tricky.  It brought up everything, like life itself to have to deal with.  Here we are dealing with the loss of a colleague, the loss of a friend, someone’s brother, someone’s son, this is life imitating art, imitating art imitating life. I can’t tell you the darkness that I went through just experiencing the need to stay focused on getting everything edited, and everything ready, and everything aligned for a release of this project that we had put into motion.  On top of it, our editor lost his mother just before Michael passed, and Allison’s mom was sick at the time, as well.  It took a lot of heavy deep breaths with Michael’s death, and the pandemic, and the loss has, for me, on a personal level, sent me back to really questioning my spiritual muscle and to help remind me that we have to come out of this better than we went into this.  I had many dark nights of the soul this last year, and December was probably the darkest.  I feel like I’m just kind of coming out of it now with the spring revealing itself.

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It must have been extraordinarily difficult for you to also go to New York during a pandemic and also knowing Michael did not have much time left.

KEVIN:  I will say this: I am grateful that I was able to stay in touch with my heart and my instinct and go out to New York to let that be my remote location.  Yes, maybe there was some risk involved.  I wore my mask; I was Covid-19 negative, and I was determined to be fine.  Once I got to New York, I would visit him very protectively with our masks and our gloves, and I’d sit across the room, and then I’d go back to the house I was at.  It was a gift that I was able to see him at that time.  We had some good talks then about how he was feeling, and I think he was still being optimistic, and then once we got the project in the can there was maybe this psychic letting go. That’s when everything really started to reveal itself as this could be the end.  I did go back to see him when he was in hospice.  I think I was there the last two days that he really was able to really stay coherent.  He would close his eyes and be at peace and quiet for a minute, and he would finish a conversation and sort of close his eyes, not to sleep and not to go away, but I remember watching him going, “Look how peaceful he is,” and then he’d open his eyes and he’d remember that he is in this body that has been given a time limit of life, and he’s on his way out.  I’d watch the fear go back in his eyes.  At one point, he did say, “I’m so scared,” and I just held his hand, and I said, “I’m scared too.  Let’s be scared through this together.”  I don’t know how to navigate grief like that.  We are all going to be in a position at some point where we are going to be on the other side of the hand holding.  The wonderful thing is that we were able to have honest communication about our feelings.  I thanked him for everything that he has done for me and how he believed in my talent and creativity and our partnership.  I will always take that with me.  I waved my finger at him, and I said, “Listen.  Now, we wrote a series about a man talking to his deceased husband.  You’d better talk to me!”  So, we laughed about that.

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You’ve done a lot of things in your career from Broadway to television, and of course, daytime fans know you best as Dr. Craig Wesley on DAYS.  How does the entire After Forever project stack up to you within all that you have done?

KEVIN:  Former DAYS casting director Fran Bascom, sought me out and offered me this 2-day role on Days of Our Lives, and those 2 days turned into 8 years, and unbeknownst to me at the time, the final 3 months of that contract of those 8 years, Michael Slade was brought in to write.  We didn’t cross paths at that point, but years later, when we did cross paths in New York, and then After Forever was born, that was that universal crossing point.  I am most proud of the fact that we were able create something fresh, and real, and personal to ourselves that we didn’t have to cater to any “powers that be” that had their vision and their tinkering, that they thought that it could be better in this way or that way.  Then for After Forever to gain such recognition, within the film festivals, and the Emmys, and then, just after Michael died, we won the GLAAD award for Special Recognition this year.  We don’t even fit into one of their categories!  They found a way to acknowledge this project.  If another Emmy happens again, that might be another one to put up on the shelf for After Forever that would be beautiful, and I couldn’t have done it without Michael.

For the Daytime Emmys this year, what category have you entered Riley’s Unforgettable School Project?

KEVIN:  We are not a series this year, we are a daytime fiction special, and the “Daytime Fiction Special” category is a special class.  It’s anything that’s digital in the construct of less than 40 minutes.  NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is being bombarded with so much content, they’re trying to find ways to put categories together.

Photo: JPI

So, now, when we last saw Days of Lives’ Dr. Craig Wesley, where was he? (Laughs)

KEVIN: (Laughs) He was in a flash from the past or something in the DOOL app’s Last Blast Reunion series. I had a fun time working with Patrika Darbo (Nancy) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), once again.

So, if they were to want Craig to come back to DAYS, would you be all for it?

KEVIN:  Hell yes!

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Now, what story would you want to be told involving Craig? 

KEVIN:  When Craig was first on the canvas in Salem, there was a lot of mustache twirling and a lot of hand wringing.  He was always plotting; most of the time with Nancy.  It was kind of this high drama, evil villain storyline being told, but when the writers created an opportunity for us to be on after those first three months by bringing on Chloe without a father, there was something real about it.  It may have been told under the construct of soap opera storytelling, but there was a reality-based story about, “You have a daughter, and we are just now finding out about it?”  Then, finding a cure to her health was another realistic story, and finding out that Craig was her real father.  Anything that’s reality based is what I’m getting to.  I would welcome any job that brings me back and gives me an opportunity to dive into something real.

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Would you welcome the opportunity to play a gay character on daytime; in a medium where there are very few represented in storylines?

KEVIN:  I’d have no problem with that.  Do you know anybody who is starting that?  Let’s do it!  (Laughs) First of all, there’s nothing to hide anymore.  There’s nothing to pretend you’re not anymore.  I would think that bringing in a storyline that deals with anything outside the norm that we are used to seeing would be interesting.  How many times can you retell a story?  How many times can you set the same story up with another couple?  So, why not be diverse and have a stylized story being told through the lens of a gay person.

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In closing, so many go through life without acknowledging people who had an impact them.  We don’t give pats on the back, often enough, and especially in Hollywood, where people can be very self-involved.  You have already paid tribute to Michael Slade in our discussion, but what gift from him is your personal takeaway?

KEVIN:  The gift that Michael really gave to me is to remember to be kind to myself and to others, and to acknowledge and salute the person who is in front of us, because we don’t know when we will have, or if we will have, another moment to do that.

Now below, check out the trailer for Riley’s Unforgettable School Project.  Then let us know, what do you think of its concept? Kevin’s thoughts on the passing of his collaborator on the project, Michael Slade? And, do you hope DAYS brings back Dr. Craig Wesley? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

Could Days of our Lives finally found their new EJ? Rumors have been circulating on the internet for weeks that the character of EJ DiMera may finally have a new face and a new actor portraying and heading back to Salem, especially since Sami (Alison Sweeney) is back on the canvas.

The role was previously played by longtime fan favorite James Scott, who had made it very clear he would never return to Days of our Lives.

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Now according to Daytime Confidential and their report from setside sources, the new EJ will actually be played by former Spartacus actor Dan Feuerriegel.

The Australian-born actor has been seen in Starz’ Spartacus franchise in the role of Agron.

According to the report, look for the new EJ to make his debut sometime this summer.

DAYS fans know that in story, EJ was brought back form the dead, from the serum from Dr. Rolf, but then was injured in an explosion and had reunited with Sami and had been recovery in Europe.

So, if this reports turns out to be true, what do you think of the new EJ? Comment below.

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