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Lisa Rinna Reprising Her Role As Billie Reed On Days of our Lives!

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The hits keep a-coming from Days of our Lives, who is making an exciting and giant push under new creative head writer, and Daytime Emmy-winning scribe, Ron Carlivati.

Now making her way back to Salem is Lisa Rinna, who first gained soap-famous notoriety for her portrayal as Billie Reed, the daughter of Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow).

Rinna, who has been appearing as a series regular on Bravo’s hit reality show franchise, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, since 2014, has been back at the NBC daytime drama taping new episodes as Billie as of this week.

Billie’s return is slated for sometime in the early part of 2018. DAYS is not letting the cat out of the bag of just what will bring Rinna’s Billie into the action in Salem.  She last appeared on the series back in 2013, before Billie left Salem for a job in Europe.

So, what do you think will bring Billie back to the canvas on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Jovin
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Jovin

Yawn!! The character of Billie ceased being relevant about three returns ago! She was so poorly written, always pining for Bo that she was never allowed to be a character, she was just more of an appendage. While I do like that many returning characters are actual vets, it gets tiresome when the returns are all about grudges that should have been over long ago. If Billie hasn’t matured this time around, at 50 years old, this should be the last go round for this worn out character. I don’t know where the ratings are at, it for me the… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

The Hattie/Bonnie story is epic fail to me…we are to believe all this time these two have been locked up they have the same hair color and style of Marlena/Adrienne and their bodies are the exact height and shape?

Celia
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Celia

What a joke, eh Jimmy?! My grandmother said the Marlena imposter game has been played before. Deirdre’s real life twin pulled the same stunt as Samantha, the erratic evil twin. I am not too fond of Lisa Rinna—never was….not looking forward to her return. We can consume the same bland soup so many times before the stomach begins to heave. I would love to see an original storyline hitting Salem. Furthermore, I hope Rafe develops an interest in the new Ciera—soon Rafe will be holding Hope’s purse while she leans on the aid of her cain. Watching Rafe and Hope… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Sorry—faux pas: should read….”The Creation of Adam”.

Judy
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Judy

I love rafe and hope together they look so good together

Shay
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Shay

Can anyone say “Real Housewives of Salem?” With Lisa’s return as Billie and Eileen Davidson’s numerous “Days” personas from which upon to draw, not to mention, Ron C.’s fertile mind, anything is possible!!!!!!!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LOFL!! 70 years old and still being kidnapped. .imprisoned. ..hauled around in sacks and shot. That is so true. Like how many times can Kayla get knocked upside her head and not have permanent brain damage and STILL being a doctor! ! And what was with Angelica standing over Adrienne’s prone body on a bench at the Brady pub? Talk about laugh out loud. That place had patrons it was broad daylight and suddenly no one was seen coming or going from the pub till Hattie showed up. And old Hattie and big Ange trying to heave go Judi Evans.… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

That scene outside the pub was so absurd it was laughable…just like over at GH with their shoot out with the one guy with Sonny and Jason…he is aiming a gun at them but Sam walks in…so he hesitates pulling the trigger and points it at Sam instead of taking out Sonny and Jason first…Jason rushes to Sam as Sonny just stands there and watches…then the guy pulls the trigger and shoots Sam which could had been avoided if Sonny reacted quicker instead of just standing there with his eyes fixed on his true loveJason!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Shoots Jason not Sam…sorry for typo

Helen
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Helen

Storyline is an insult to or intelligence.

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

John and Marlene are those kind of characters who are kidnapped and shot at and chased.

Judy
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Judy

who is jan spears

davlestev1
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davlestev1

She put Sean D I think it was in a cabin and/or a cage and kept him prisoner and away from belle. Don’t quote me on that but I remember the story and him chained to a bed.

Judy
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Judy

well does anybody know

Judy
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Judy

Now I remember it thanks for jogging my memory

Tory
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Tory

Judy…Jan was a useless throwaway character in the 2000-2002 high school story with Shawn and Belle and Phillip etc. It was an otherwise great story! Then after the 2003 killer story Jan was inexplicably brought back and held Shawn in a cage for an entire summer. She was just a cartoon paycho and played by two awful actresses!

denisefan
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denisefan

Agree.

k/kay
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k/kay

I hope she does not kiss a wall with those lips she will be stuck for life ! Why do these actresses do this???

Mo
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Mo

Can’t wait! Will she move into the DiMera mansion? I don’t know what the story could be, but hope Ron has something good planned. I think Billie was wasted the last time she returned.

Judy
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Judy

If they are going to bring back people from the past woundnt have to let go of some of the cast they have now. the show is get so good now cant waite till tomorrow show

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I love how Ron gives us old faves!!!

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

When Ron Carlivati became head writer at GH in 2012 he bought old faves back then too during his tenure there.So maybe Ron knows that the best way to get viewers to start watching Days again is to bring past characters who the viewers like.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

i remember that. And we still have Bobbie, Monica, and Lucy to see on that show from time to time. I love what he’s doing at DAYS so far and his episodes have only started airing a short while ago. The only thing I do hate (still) is how DAYS is 6 months ahead in production. It seems like I’ve waited an eternity for Sami and Will to return.

Paul
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Paul

Days continually brings back characters from the past yet it does nothing for the ratings or for the characters and story.

How many times has Billy come back now? What about Chloe? Hattie? Etc.

Stefano?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS has brought characters with mixed results, Paul, but Ron Carlivati’s DAYS is different!

blake
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blake

Wrong Paul, ratings for Days has gone up 100,000 viewers already. And that’s even with the stories with Hattie and Bonnie included.

Paul
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Paul

I honestly never argue on here but I’m right. Ratings go up 100,000 and then drop 120,000. “Proof is in the puddin'” since Days is in 4th place. But my point is that they bring back all these past characters and which garner a bump in the ratings but like all bumps they are short and then you come down. I mentioned all those other characters because where are they now? Hattie will be back in prison soon and Chloe, well, she’s waiting for her next bus ticket to Salem. The writers come up with a scenario to bring characters… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Billie returns to Salem with her husband—-Peter Blake played by Tyler Christopher!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

unless he is too young for that role so maybe he will be Andre’s son?…or Billie knows Stephano is ALIVE!!!

Phil
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Phil

There is only a 7 year difference between Jason Brooks and Tyler Christopher! I don’t see an issue with him playing Peter Blake! Of course I don’t think he will play Peter, but a connection to the canvas like this would be great! Ron is making DAYS the best soap on daytime!

nicholas
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nicholas

have a feeling but i could be wrong that tyler will either be a recast nicholas alamain or alexander kiriakis ( the son of justin with the late anjelica )

Jimh
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Jimh

I heard those rumors…it will be interesting to see if he is Nicholas, especially with the returning Vivian!!!

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

I think Tyler Christopher will be playing Alexander Kirakis and that means his character will be a part of a major family right from the start.Plus Sonny and Alexander could be rivals since they are both Justin’s biological sons and that has Justin torn between his sons.Plus since we the fans haven’t seen Alexander since he was a kid the show can do whatever they want with him without having to rewrite things.Plus i read somewhere that Christopher’s character will tied to Vivian’s return,So maybe Vivian and Alexander’s mother Anjelica have been working together but with Anjelica dead Vivian and… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Ron created Tyler’s character.

Jimh
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Jimh

i havent read that so he will be someone new then???

Patrick
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Patrick

from what I’ve read… in SOD

Carlivati said… that TC character is the first – he’s created –

however.. this character does have a connection ??? to Vivian Alamaine

so… who knows… another nephew… ?? Ivan son?

Richard
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Richard

I LOVE BILLIE!!! Cant wait to see what brings her back to town! Hmmmmm Billie/Rafe/Hope??

aria
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aria

Billie will become bff w/ Kristen and they will gossip endlessly about Hope, and start some lie about Jen, together they will be the towns busy bodies, and oh wait a minute this is Days, not the Real house wife of Beverly Hills, ooops my bad. either way, w/ Ron C writing the storyline i’m sure it will be extra cheesy.. Bon appetite Dool fans…

Jimh
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Jimh

The Real Housewives Of Salem-but wait neither Billie nor Kristen are housewives…knowing RC maybe Billie is really Stephano wearing a mask-lol

Andy G.
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Andy G.

The Real Housewives are neither real nor housewives. Congrats to Lisa Rinna on the additional paycheck. Collagen and fillers don’t pay for themselves!!

Michael
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Michael

Just one more reason to love Ron C. He is going to save my fave show, which is finally fun to wattch again! He should have dueling Billies, and bring back both Lisa Rinna AND Krista Allen- one of my faves from oh so many years ago

su0000
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su0000

Hi Days fans..
I don’t watch Days but—–
How is my fav writer RC doing?
Is he bringing you excitement?

Jimh
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Jimh

Not really…picking the dirt out of my toenails so far is more exciting-lol

Mo
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Mo

I think so. I’m actually enjoying the Hattie/Bonnie storyline.

Judy
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Judy

me too

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I have to disagree with Jimmy, su0000.

Ron is doing great! I’m excited to tune in every and all DAYS!

Jimh
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Jimh

i just dont like the Hattie/Bonnie story-its way too cartoonish…both have the same exact hair, weight and height of their counterparts plus these types of stories have been done to death which they never do on British soap Coronation Street…Ron depends too much on lookalikes ect to drive a story…he does have his good moment but lets get the show more down to earth like Y&R-this is why it stays at number one!!!…i know they done doubles too but Ron;s more at comic book level…that scene with Angelica and Hattie trying to lift Adrienne outside the Brady Pub with no… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I’m envious that Days has RC and GH is stuck will Sally ..

RC is an exciting and brave writer, I miss him 🙁

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Short term Billie is good, but long term Chelsea is needed!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, 4ever. I can only take Lisa’s lips in small doses.

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

I just read that Billie’s return might just be a brief and might have something to do with her mom.So maybe Kate gets into some kind of trouble and Billie returns to help her out and then she leaves again.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’ve never been a fan of Lisa Rinna’s portrayal of Billie. She looks like she could be Lauren Koslow’s sister, not daughter. I was a much bigger fan of Julie Pinson in the role and would have rather seen her return.

But now that Billie is back, hopefully Chelsea’s return is on the horizon! I hope the writing will be better this time than it was for Billie’s 2012 return, and hopefully she will be connected to Tyler Christopher’s new character.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Jimmy…oh, I agree. I mean…to me, Julie Pinson is a WAY BETTER ACTRESS than Lisa Rinna…period.

Have a good one, Jimmy.

Judy
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Judy

Is angelica really dead

azliam
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azliam

Maybe she’s just getting her acting chops wet again before she takes a stab at a casting call for Alexis on the new CW Dynasty…

Damien
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Damien

Would love to see her bro Austin return too with wife Carrie. When the times right for a real story. Austin Peck thou. Carrie could mix it up again with Rafe. Lots of potential last time. He s wasted on Hope

Judy
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Judy

No is not. they look so good togther

Celia
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Celia

Yeeeessss, Damien!!!!!! Seeing Rafe with Hope gives me acido. Please, soap gods, break up this couple…..allow Rafe to live again!!

dmr
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dmr

Sorry, not a fan. I was a fan of Billie Reed’s (Lisa Rinna) way back when, in the 90’s. I thought she had chemistry with Robert Kelker Kelly. (I liked him as Bo, too, was never a fan of Peter Reckell’s). Lisa’s last few returns were poorly written, and what is the point of bringing back all of these characters, on a short-term or recurring basis? This was done over at General Hospital too, and all that we ended up with was a very bloated cast, poor story-telling, and forgotten storylines. No thanks.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Well if Chrystall Chapell were to come back…. and with Vivian already back… hmmmm

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Not interested. N-e-x-t……….

Patrick
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Patrick

Lisa Rinna – Billie Reed – Days of OUR Lives , bio 1992–1995 – September 18, 1992 – September 28, 1995 2002–2003 – July 3, 2002 – January 8, 2003 2012–2013 – March 9, 2012 – January 30, 2013 ——————————— Robert Kelker-Kelly – Bo Brady – Days of OUR Lives, bio , from Wiki In 1992, Kelker-Kelly was chosen to portray Bo Brady, an established role on Days of Our Lives that was being vacated by the creator of the role, actor Peter Reckell. Although Kelker-Kelly was a recast, fans accepted his portrayal of Bo. The character’s pairing with Hope… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…you know what: I have Z-E-R-O interest in that Lisa Rinna chick returning to DOOL. If TPTB really wanna bring the Billie Reed character back onto the DOOL canvas, then they need to bring Julie Pinson back to play the character again. To me, Julie Pinson was WAY MORE BELIEVABLE in the role of Billie Reed!!!!!

Hey…just saying……….

Later.

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Cady McClain IN As DAYS Jennifer Temporarily Replacing Melissa Reeves

Rumors that have been swirling are confirmed true.  Cady McClain is coming to Salem and Days of our Lives to replace Melissa Reeves temporarily as the new Jennifer Horton Deveraux.  The casting news was confirmed by a Days spokesperson, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Daytime fans recall, Cady is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner and has previously appeared as Dixie on All My Children, Rosanna on As the World Turns and Kelly on The Young and the Restless.  McClain has already begun filming as Jennifer.

Reeves, who commutes from Nashville to Los Angeles to tape episodes of Days of our Lives, decided not to return to set when the NBC soap opera resumed production earlier this month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,

In addition, Melissa became a grandmother last month with her daughter Emily’s first child, and now soon will welcome her son Larry’s first child later this month, which is another reason Reeves chose to stay put in Tennessee.

So, what do you think of the Jennifer switcheroo? Excited to see what Cady brings to the role? Comment below.

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‘Knots Landing’s’ Beloved Kevin Dobson Dead at 77

Knots Landing longtime fan favorite, Kevin Dobson (Mack McKenzie) has passed away at the age of 77.  The actor’s death was first reported by the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County’s Facebook page.  Dobson died on Sunday, September 6th via “medical complications”.

However, The Hollywood Reporter had more clarity and reported that Dobson died Sunday evening in a hospital in Stockton, California, after struggling with an autoimmune deficiency. Arthur Toretzk, Dobson’s rep, shared that with the entertainment news outlet.

The post via Facebook read: “Army Veteran, Veterans Rights Activist, Film and Television Actor Kevin Dobson has passed away. He was 77 Years Old. Condolences to the entire family. Rest In Peace… March 18 1943-September 6 2020.'”   Dobson was the former chairman of the organization.

During his career in primetime, Kevin was also widely known for his work on the crime show, Kojak from 1973 to 1978, playing Detective Bobby Crocker working alongside Telly Savalas.   Earlier in his TV career he appeared on: The Mod SquadEmergency! and Cannon.

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When Don Murray’s exited Knots Landing in 1982, Dobson was cast in the role of M. Patrick (“Mack”) McKenzie, the love interest for Michele Lee’s Karen.  Lee and Dobson became an undeniable favorite duo of the CBS primetime soap opera and for all-time in soap history.  During his run on ‘Knot’s from its fourth season to its conclusion in 1993, Dobson won five Soap Opera Digest Awards for his performances.

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In addition, Dobson got his start in daytime soaps, and eventually wound back on them following the ending of ‘Knots’.  He first appeared on NBC’s The Doctors. In 2008, DAYS hired him to play Mickey Horton after two other actors did not work out replacing, the original Mickey,  John Clarke, who retired, In shorter stints, Kevin played Governor Harrison Brooks on One Life to Live in 2003. and Judge Devin Owens on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2006.

He is survived by his wife Susan and his three children, Sean Dobson, Patrick Dobson and Mariah Dobson.

Share you remembrances and condolences in the comment section for Kevin Dobson.

Also check out below The Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with the ladies of ‘Knots’ from earlier this year; where Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark (Val) and Donna Mills (Abby) mark the 40th anniversary of the series …and also share remembrances of working with Dobson.

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Marci Miller Opens Up About Her Decision to Return to DAYS and Her Concerns Replacing Kate Mansi

This week will mark the return of Marci Miller in the role of Abigail Deveraux DiMera on Days of our Lives.

The popular actress, who had been nominated for two Daytime Emmys in the Lead Actress category during her initial run on the NBC soap opera, revealed some of the complex emotions she had in determining whether or not to come back to Salem as detailed in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now.

Once again, Miller is taking over the role from her predecessor, Kate Mansi.  As DAYS fans know. Mansi won a Daytime Emmy for her work as Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2017 and first played the role from 2011-2016, then Miller took over the role.  Abigail’s last arc was played by Mansi when she returned from 2018- to the first part of 2020.  Miller had stepped away from the role in 2018 as she wanted to concentrate on other projects.

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In regards to her comeback, Miller shared with SOD: “You never know how discombobulating it might be.  That was one of the things I had to weigh in coming back, was whether or not it was fair to the fans for me to accept (the offer) because Kate hadn’t been there for a very long stint. For them to do this flip-flop thing was a little bit of a concern of mine.”

Miller ultimately says she felt that it was better to have Abigail on the canvas, than not in all, and in the hands of an actress who was familiar with the role than a new actress to take over the part.

Make sure to check out SOD for more on Marci’s decision to return to the NBC soap opera.

Meanwhile, look for an exciting story ahead for Miller when Abigail gets back in action in Salem.

So, what do you think of Marci’s careful thought-process to coming home to DAYS? Comment below.

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