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Greg Vaughan On If He Would Consider A Return To General Hospital As Lucky Spencer: "Of Course, If The Opportunity Was There, And If It’s Right."

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Photo Credit: Joey Skibel

On Sunday, exited Days of our Lives star Greg Vaughan (Ex-Eric) was the special guest on After Buzz TV’s weekly episode Dishin Days.  While there are still a few months to go on-screen for the character of Eric Brady (as played by Vaughan), the popular actor is already pursuing the next move in his enduring career.

One of the questions that keeps popping up on the minds of soap fans everywhere and on social media, is if Vaughan would be up for making a return to the role of Lucky Spencer on General Hospital, a role that he played from 2003-2009, now that he is available.

During Dishin Days, a caller asked Greg if he would want tocome back to GH.  Vaughan replied: “Of course, if the opportunity was there, and if it’s right.  I think daytime television is a wonderful platform, and I have had some amazing opportunities.”

Greg went to to say:  “I was speaking with Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH) and Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) just the other day and Maurice was so enamored with my beard (Laughs).”  He  then added:  “I’m not saying I wouldn’t be open arms (to return), it’s just that I do have another opportunity, and if it does come to fruition then I won’t be going anywhere else in the daytime world.  I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire, but they know where to find me, if needed.”

As to what DAYS fans can expect for Eric in the coming months as Greg wraps-up his run on-screen, Vaughan teased:  “When it comes down to it …  it’s going to be jaw-dropping.”   He also added the door has been left open for Eric to return to Salem:  “Yes, I would say it’s definitely open for Eric to come back on the canvas. “

So, do you think General Hospital should reach out to Greg and make him an offer to return to the ABC soap?  What jaw-dropper do you think is in store for the character of Eric on DAYS? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Timmm
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Timmm

I pray Greg returns to GH! I know, I know fans will say they want JJ back but people, lets be real, JJ is tied to Nashville full time. He only came back to GH recently to whisk his buddy Tony Geary into “Retirement!” With Liz in a major story, Lulu front and center and Laura back on canvas, yes, it would be great to have Lucky back. He would fit in fine!

Sarah
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Sarah

I think Nashville will be cancelled after this season but not sure JJ would want to go back to GH full time regardless.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I hope not Sarah; I love Nashville! Hope it gets picked up for many seasons to come. JJs great as Avery so as much as I like him as Lucky, for now anyway he’s Avery to me.

Timmm
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Timmm

Its a job but I think he is more focused on music and primetime. I really believe the ONLY reason he came back to GH last time was to send his buddy Tony off into retirement.

Antonette
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Antonette

I totally agree-Lucky needs to come back and put lizabeth in place and reunite with his kids

Fanny
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Fanny

Absolutely agree Timmm… TPTB should make him an offer immediately
before it’s too late. Get him back on the Police force, reconnect with his
son and brother…and mother… GH could use a core character like Lucky.

Ces
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Ces

Agree with all of that.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I completely agree! Please bring Greg back to GH!

Harry
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Harry

I am with Rebecca on this–I really enjoy Nashville. I think I enjoy it because of JJ. And JJ is not coming back to GH anytime soon as this young man is the hit of that series. Do I think JJ is irreplaceable as Lucky? Maybe. But I think Lucky is a necessary component to some of the stories occurring right now. The only actor who can play Lucky other than JJ is Greg Vaughn. To me, he was a grown up Lucky. Moreover, I always thought Greg was a vastly underrated actor. He played an anguished man addicted to… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Well said Harry!! Nice post!

michael
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michael

“I’m not saying I wouldn’t be open arms (to return), it’s just that I do have another opportunity, and if it does come to fruition then I won’t be going anywhere else in the daytime world. I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire, but they know where to find me, if needed.”

What exactly is he saying here? Did DAYS ask him to return after all?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I believe so, michael.

Shari
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Shari

I think he is saying he has another opportunity in a different area. Maybe a prime time show or a movie.

Li
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Li

He is so hot! I would love him to return but maybe not as Lucky but as someone else. Remember Claudia??? Soaps do that sometimes. Although I would probably be safe in saying that Jonathan Jackson is not planning any GH return so maybe Greg could come back as Lucky. Maybe he can settle Elizabeth down and she can move on from Jason….

Harry
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Harry

Yes, but that never works, Li. Claudia was an abysmal failure.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I think Greg, as Lucky, and Lizzie would be dazzling together….beautiful couple. We need to see Liz in a different light….I know I do!!!!! She is now a persona non grata; a cold place for her to be. So, bringing Lucky/Greg back would be a welcome respite.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Welcomed

Mary SF
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Mary SF

O Thank God they are not killing Eric– the way they were going I was worried they were just planning to kill off all the characters one by one until they knew for certain if they were going to be renewed or not.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Y&R tried to grab him just to spite GH– too bad he is too old to play a recast Kyle. But where ever he goes next I am sure he will be successful and I wish him luck.

robbie
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robbie

Come on GH, don’t miss this opportunity! Great time for Lucky to return to the canvas!

elm51
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elm51

i watched the afterbuzz show last night – called in & spoke to greg – he is such a doll & really down to earth…………….
i would love to see him come back as lucky on gh – now if jonathan jackson becomes available i don’t want tptb kicking greg to the curb like that did the last time…………

Elaine
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Elaine

I watched the whole interview. I think he may be in negotiations with DAYS again. It appeared that was more of an option that GH was now.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I agree, Elaine!

blake
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blake

Well I hope it’s with Days, I’d like him to return to Days.

Sooz-E
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Sooz-E

I really think that what Greg was hinting at was that he has a prime time gig opportunity and that if that works out he would not be returning to daytime at all. He left Days because they could not agree on a contract so it would be silly to have his character taken off the canvas only to return a month or so later. I do not watch DOOL, but from what I can gather it would just be too much of a shock to the storyline to do something like that. I really think that if the opportunity… Read more »

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

GH needs to drop a few characters in the meantime…yes, id like to see the return of Lucky…Speaking of GH is Jake going to somehow turn out to be a clone and the real Jake truly dead…i think Helene has mind control over clone Jake to cause problems, especially with Sam as part of the curse Helene-still alive-placed on Sam.

Sooz-E
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Sooz-E

Pretty sure if Jake was a clone that Nicholas would have put a squash on that one real fast, he still cares very much for Elizabeth, enough that he told her that big “Jake” was Jason before anyone else, so if lil Jake was a clone pretty sure he would know that too and NOT let Liz get attached to him. Whether or not Helena has any control or influence over Jake is yet to be seen, whatever the cause, the boy ain’t right that is for sure. I hope they are able to get him the help he needs… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Definitely!! GH cannot go wrong with Greg. I don’t really know Lucky, but I do know multiple actors have played the role. I love Greg; however, TPTB at Days turned Eric into a sanctimonious, wretched failure. I sooo hope he comes to GH. He has so much more to offer that what Eric had.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Mainly before the car crash, CeeCee. Eric has come down to earth and now rolls in the mud with the rest of us/Salem folk. lol

Regardless how Eric is or was, he and Nicole are great as Ericole! GV and AZ only have to look at each other in character to see the chemistry.

I think Greg will be back.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, 4ever,
I hope Greg will come back as Eric. And, I did feel the connection he and Nicole had….but, if you remember, TPTB turned Eric into a superficial, hypocritical snob. There was a period of time where I disliked the character with a passion.
In the meantime, lol, he could just slip over to Port Charles for a spell.

Patrick
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Patrick

“rolling” on the floor laughing

“… Eric has come down to earth and now rolls in the mud with the rest of us/Salem folk ”

I would welcome Greg Vaughan back on either DAYS… or GH

it’s so hard to fathom…a character resurge… when they’ve been kicked to the curb or never gave him a chance to act… just no scripts

I wish him the best

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

Greg is a sexy man and a wonderful actor. Greg will be back in Daytime, hopefully GH as Lucky Spencer.

carol
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carol

I don’t think any actor could be better than J. Jackson in the role of Lucky.

damien
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damien

i never watched an episode of gh ever but i would follow greg to port charles if i got to watch him every day! days dropped the ball on letting greg go. i could care less about the new aussie doctor supposedly taking eric s place as nicoles new love intrest. days has no supercouple to root for currently. chabby will be recasted with a new abby. dont like the newer recasts in the phillip/ belle/ shawn triangle. hope / rafe feels forced, brady / teresa s been neutered down with a watered down teresa so days goofed up losing… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, damien, I like the way you describe the ‘remolded’ Theresa. “Watered down”….perfect!! Great way to describe the character. Supposedly her great love for Brady and motherhood did this? Okay, but why such a drastic change? And, what the hey is the big deal about Brady, anyway? A recovered alcoholic? A good guy? There is no such thing ….once an alcoholic always an alcoholic, even though he no longer drinks. What makes him better than Theresa? Or Any of those others with their nose up in the air? Hope and Rafe? Oh my gosh!!!! The most mismatched couple on Days.… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hey, CeeCee…y-e-s…Rafe and Hope are so mismatched…PERIOD!!!!! To me, they look BEYOND RIDICULOUS together!!!!! A-n-d…more and more, I have this unpleasant image (or whatever) in my head of poor Bo already turning over in his grave…Y-I-K-E-S!!!!!!

Later, my friend. P-e-a-c-e.

Sooz-E
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Sooz-E

I have watched GH for the better part of 30 years now, and while I love J. Jackson as young lucky and teen Lucky, for ME he never seemed to be able to grow the character up past that stage. Like I said that was just for me, my mama on the other hand thinks J. Jackson will only ever be the best and only Lucky. I however feel that Greg Vaughan did wonders for the character and growing him up, maturing him. Greg as Lucky got some really GREAT story arcs like being hook on prescription painkillers, and having… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS Co-headwriter, Dena Higley, left her writing post and was replaced by Y&R’s Beth Milstein. Greg’s exit was written by Dena, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Greg returned to DAYS as Eric.

Becky
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Becky

I sure hope so. Love him and Nicole!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

The best time for me between Eric and Nicole was when she was working in the Rectory with him (I think it was the Rectory). Their blossoming love was so sweet. He, a priest, she a messed-up woman who had been to hell and back, inflicted on herself by herself. I felt the sexual tension, albeit it was sort of ‘gross’ since Eric was a priest. But, he is human with human feelings, regardless. Then, TPTB deftly, but stupidly ruined that relationship, as usual, I don’t think ‘they’ like happy endings?

Aria
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Aria

I like him but I’m on the fence with the lucky character I feel the character can be so condescending so I’m not sure we need the character at this time.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Jackson is an awesome actor. But I preferred Vaughan version of Lucky.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, Aria. I always got that feeling, also. I do like Greg very much, but something about Eric’s persona emanates the sense that no one is good enough, or lives up to his standards. Plus, he truly does represent the typical lovelorn, lost soul….a true Shakespearean character….which to me is quite a contradiction.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

They really messed up the character of Eric Brady. I blame the writers for this. He’s a genuinely gifted actor. But so was Archer. It was a loooooong drawn out stroll through tedium for both actors.

Eric going off the rails didn’t make any sense. He did the best he could with awful or subpar material.

Speaking of subpar material, how long is Paul going to be stuck pouring tea in the background? No one wastes talent like Days (heavy sigh).

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Yes! Come on home to GH. Perfect time for Lucky to return & stay. I always liked Greg Vaughn in that character.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

He never brought Pathos to the character of Lucky. It’s portray was in no way iconic. Wooden pretty boy with no shades of anything Spencer. But I’m sure he’s a great friend.

Maggie
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Maggie

Please come back to G.H. The story calls for Lucky’s return. Liz needs a backup to ward off Sam and Jason is just too wishy washy to be any help to her. Jake is legally Lucky’s son and well the boys need a father that loves their mother and will STAY!!!!!

Darla
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Darla

To ward off Sam? LOL

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s funny, Daria. Maybe Greg/Eric still has his PRIESTLY powers!!

MissySnow
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MissySnow

I wish GV all of the best in the world, but he was fired and replaced as Lucky Spencer when JJ returned to the show in 2009, and the second JJ is available after Nashville is cancelled, GH will once again send GV packing. However, GV could return to the show as Sly Eckert, but no way should he ever return as Lucky Spencer.

Tania
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Tania

Maybe he can come in as a new character or AJ

Omar
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Omar

Greg should NOT come to GH..His talent will be served best over at CBS ..Nashville is one of my favorite shows but once it completes this season, the show qualifies for syndication and the ratings are not that great, so most likely it will be cancel, so JJ will be looking for work and GH will hire him in a heartbeat and if Greg is cast as Lucky, they will drop him fast..They did that a few years ago and I thought that was messed up and not right. I hope DOOL rethinks and hires him back..He is a legacy… Read more »

Marlene Zaffino
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Marlene Zaffino

LUCKY COMING BACK WOULD BE GREAT. MORE HEADACHES FOR LIZ.AFTER THIS LAST FIASCO SHE DESERVES TO LOSE BOTH KIDS.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

What makes anyone think after “Nashville” ends, Jonathan Jackson would want to go back to GH? Greg was always more believable as the adult good-guy cop Lucky who had demons to battle. I think it would be great if GH snapped him back up.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

From the sound of this interview it sounds like he’s just keeping the door open at GH should he at anytime in the future be looking for work but is hoping for and banking on some other possible offer. I think the way he phrased it was confusing as to whether the prospect was in daytime or somewhere else.

As for Nashville… one of my favorite shows. As long as it has its faithful following, which it still does, and continues to make money off the music as well, I’m hesitantly optimistic it’ll get picked up for season 4.

Guest
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Guest

No! No! No! What he said was ‘ In order for him to come back to GH-A LOT of IFs would have to happen!”
It was DOOL that has the door open for him to return as Eric!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I don’t know which interview you’re referring to Guest. I’m referring to the one that’s at the top of this page. LOL…

Jenniet
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Jenniet

Didn’t he pretty much point blank say it isn’t GH he’s in talks with? I know I’m just being a hopeful DAYS fan, but I can’t help hoping that he is heading back. GH dropped him for JJ and I think he deserves more respect than that. DAYS under utilized him, but what GH did was just nuts.

Lisa C.
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Lisa C.

It was the old producer and head writer who dropped Greg for JJ. I’m sure that Greg could let bygones be bygones, especially if the money is right and he gets something meaty to work with. He’s proved himself at Days but Lucky is definitely needed at GH.

StinaPop
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StinaPop

I’ve always had a soft spot for Greg. He is from around here (north Texas) and I remember many moons ago, back when his oldest son was just born, he and his wife and another couple came into a local sushi joint. I wanted so badly to talk to him and tell him what a big fan I was but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. They had a newborn, were in his home town, and were with another couple…just didn’t seem right.

Come on GH bring Greg back! He was always my favorite Lucky.

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Geary, Easton, and Thompson are no longer on the payroll. I would think there has to be plenty of room in the budget to bring back Greg as Lucky. The old regime are the ones who fired him and they are all long gone.The new regime would have a fresh clean slate with him so no reason they can’t get a deal done if both sides want it. GH needs to give Greg a long term contract and Lucky needs to be a full time character again. It would be the first time in over a decade that Laura would… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I agree Newmanwins. It would be very nice to see Laura with all of her kids!

Tatiana
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Tatiana

I would love for Greg to come back as Lucky.I really enjoyed Greg’s portrayal of the character and Lucky should be on the canvas. Another leading man, a father to his kids, a brother to both Nik and Lulu, a cop…the list goes on. But please do not put him back together with Liz. How could he possibly forgive her after she cheated on him not once, but twice!? And the second time with his brother. There is no coming back from that IMO. But I would love to have Lucky become Liz’s friend again – because he knows her… Read more »

Bailey Madison
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Bailey Madison

No. I want him back on days. I think GH did him dirty and I loved him as lucky, but if he don’t go back to days then I would like to see him pursue other things.

Guest
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Guest

If YOU actually read it carefully- In order for GV to return to GH it does like A LOT of ” IFs to happen for him to come back!.”
There is a bigger chance for him to return to DOOL as ERIC – He has said- ” They left the door for him to return & they know where to find him”
He sounds like he would prefer DOOL over GH as well, if given the choice.

Stormie
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Stormie

Greg is so talented and the sweetest man so of course I would love him back on GH. His chemistry with Kelly Monaco was amazingly hot. Why not have Jason with competition for Sam instead of another tired round of Sam against one of his harem members. Whatever Greg decides I’m sure it will be the right decision for him and I support that 100%

Dee
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Dee

Bring on GV! But not for Liz – for Sam. They were so hot.

Theresa
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Theresa

I think they should reach out to him instead of recasting the character.

Lisa C.
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Lisa C.

Greg is super talented and he’d be very welcome back as Lucky! I read that Rebecca Herbst, who plays Liz, would love to have him back. With Lulu likely getting a divorce, her big brother would definitely have his hands full. Plus Laura and Nik are in town and Genie Francis could use a great storyline.

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

Well, frankly, He’s a good actor I cannot say that he isn’t.
However, in all honesty, his character of Eric is so whiney and always so full
of self-pity, it does get monotonous and annoying after a while.
I am perhaps being presumptuous but I suppose Eric will go off the show to
serve a prison term for his drunk driving incident and will re-emerge at some
future date.

Janet
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Janet

Yes, bring him back!!

crystal marquez
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crystal marquez

yes please bring greg back as lucky he was an amazing lucky !!!he made it his own i love greg as lucky and lucky and liz belong together i think it would be good for lucky to come back now he could be a father to his son aiden and be there for the boys and liz and not right away be with liz but be there for her and have them get back together they have always loved each other he is the only man that is right for her plus loved him when he was a cop awesome… Read more »

Artlie
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Artlie

Never as Lucky. Johnathan Jackson owns that role. Greg never came off believable as Lucky. Some other character perhaps.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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