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Peter Reckell On A Possible Return To DAYS To His Fans: "You Deserve Better Than What They Have Done To Bo!"

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One of the most popular and beloved performers in soaps of all-time, former Days of our Lives superstar and icon, Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) was up on his Twitter account Tuesday evening addressing questions and comments from his many followers and legions of fans who have asked what he has been up to of late.

They also asked, if Peter will ever return to Days of our Lives to finish out Bo’s story, since currently long time viewers are upset and disgruntled on how the character is being perceived and written-off the canvas in Reckell’s absence, with Bo not coming back to Salem to be with Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and little Ciara (Lauren Boles)!

Reckell sent out this series of tweets on the matter to his fans: “Going back to Days, I don’t think that will ever happen as a long term commitment.  Going back to close out Bo’s story in a respectful way???  I would do that for you.  You deserve better then what they have done to Bo.  You have been very faithful and dedicated for years, decades!  Not sure what kind of story line could happen, I haven’t watched the show. You would have better ideas. Time to contact the show.”

So will DAYS finally try to bring Peter back to give some sort of conclusion to Bo and Hope’s story that makes sense? Would you like to see Peter return even if its for a short visit to Salem, as it seems he might be up for it?  How would you write Bo’s exit storyline if Reckell were to return for a short time to wrap up Bo’s story? What do you think of Reckell’s tweets?  Comment below!

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davlestev1
davlestev1

Why exactly did he leave in the first place anyway? I was never quite sure and thought it was like AliSweeney just wanting a break.

Mo
Mo

He wanted to spend more time with his family and I think displeasure in diminished screen time. He said like when he first came on Days, the show was having story with younger actors.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Such a bad clause put into place so many years ago on the heels of Luke and Laura..Young Young Young…and half naked..and constantly rolling around on each other…PLEASE..Who makes the decision that TedCorday is TOO OLD to know what’s relevant..HIM!!!

limjac64
limjac64

Ted Corday died in
1965. You must have ment Ken Corday his son.

Nancy Tupper
Nancy Tupper

I would write your role that you had a case that took you out of town because you had to go undercover. Now you have came back to Salem to prove that Aiden killed his wife and he told his son that she was the one who killed herself because she couldn’t go on. so he wouldn’t go to prison and wouldn’t get in trouble. But when you came back to Salem you found out the man that you have edvents on is with your facyface.So you have to save her and Cera from this coniving man.So you go sweep Facyface off her feet once again and you get to a safe spot with Cera and tell her the truth about Aiden and she tells you about her suspension. Then you go arrest Aiden and take Clade down with him you show edvents about Clade killing his wife as well and that Jordan is at fault for killing her mom and you have proof that Clade convinced Jordan that she’s the one who killed her mom but not true and you prove that Clade was raping Jordan also and they both are proven guilty and go to prison and you and Fancyface and Cera go away happily ever.

Francis
Francis

He left because the writers screwed him over. They wanted to make him a part-time bench player, and it had nothing to do with money. He wants to act, they didn’t want him, so he left…

davlestev1
davlestev1

That sounds about right because he didn’t seemed pleased in the article by his tone. I had no idea the show was feeling as if the character had been written and no more could be done. Age does not make a character less interesting..people want to see how characters progress through the years. Otherwise why not name it The Young and Those Old People??

Tammy
Tammy

I would like the producers to bring Bo back to either stay or end the relationship he has with Hope, so they can move forward with her role without her cheating on Bo.. He is a great actor and I really hated to see him leave. Please bring him back to give us ALL closure.

Mel McGhin
Mel McGhin

I agree bring Bo back for closure. We love him he owes his fans that also I agree so Hope want cheat on Bo. He’s the only one she has loved on the show

Hazel Fleenor
Hazel Fleenor

Since Bo and Hope have been together since they were teenagers, I think something more fitting should happen. Even if you let him die, it would be better than him just deserting his family. I don’t think Bo would ever do this because he was too devoted to Hope and his family. I think, as viewers, we could accept this better. I don’t think Hope would ever cheat on Bo as long as he is alive. So please let us all have some closure!!!!!!

Elena V
Elena V

The dilemma Peter Reckell has experienced is ocurring more and more to veteran cast members on most daytime SOAPs. The networks,writers and producers are only focussed on storylines that attract younger fans. Heres the problem with this mentality and the problem with current SOAPS in general. They forget that new fans (who end up being loyal fans – not the throw away fans that follow one stotyline until they get bored then disappear like the ratings) are attracted to good storylines that involve multi-layers and complex twists and turns that include the entire clan – not just the youngest members! The Bradys and Hortons vs the DiMeras and Kiriakises. When was the last time we saw the senior actors interacting with the younger ones in a real storyline that lasted months to conclude? When was the last time we were screaming at the Larry Welch’s while Alice helped Bo and Hope rendezvous in a long lost cavern that only Alice would have known about? Marginalising the senior actors minimizes the plots and stops veteran fans who enjoyed the fruits of past spellbinding scripts from keeping their interest in the show and falling in love with new characters. The shows have failed because they have pulled up their anchors and now the senior actors, like the senior fans, are set adrift. Lost in the perpetual manotany of reality TV.

Aylee
Aylee

I’ve watched DOOL literally since it began and I was a kid (Mom watched). I’m sad to see Corday think he has to create “fresh, young” characters by the droves lately, and write off or send off the still viable older characters who made and have kept the show on the air all these years like, Bo, Hope, John, Marlena, Maggie, Victor (yes I know Aniston is retiring but his sarcastic wit was awesome), rather he stayed than “Stefano” tired of the Phoenix after all these years. Roman, Abe, even Grandma Brady as the new Matriach since Alice’s demise. Bo and Hope, like John and Marlena can take the reigns as the solid yet beloved duos with interesting story lines. Bring back Sean D. & Belle, bring Patch back and make him and Kayla a couple again. THESE KIDS NEEDS ADULTS AND FAMILIES in the story line. Corday needs to understand most “young” viewers ( high school, college, etc) don’t watch soaps! My kids don’t. Even when I did, they didn’t. They’re on the computer, or DVR-ing cable shows to watch later, etc so you trying hard to pander to the wrong audience while losing your LONG TIME loyal viewers.

Louise B
Louise B

Amen to both Elena V and Aylee for telling it like it is!!!! My sentiments exactly!!! I too have been watching from the very beginning, as did my mother, grandmother, and my three sisters. We were just kids at the time, and Mom and Grandma are gone now, but my sisters and I don’t miss a day (thanks to DVR’s, because we do have busy lives). Of course we love to follow the story lines of all the young characters, but let’s not forsake our older generation. It was wonderful to bring Marlena and John back, they were sorely missed. Everyone’s family and friends are made up of different generations. That’s what makes life so interesting. And it’s what makes DOOL interesting!!!

Elena V
Elena V

You mention Luke and Laura as the blame for the DAYS casting off veteran actors onto the sidelines??? Take a good look at GH. You will see why they’re so successful : perfect balance of all stages of life – with an EMPHASIS on the 40+. The families are growing up and staying in Port Charles!! Why can’t Days do that? No imagination. No idea who their fan base is. They will find out once EJami’s finished. Fans want to grow WITH the characters and they are fiercely loyal to them until the bitter end. Stop bringing more characters (bodies) and DEVELOP the children of our beloved Brady and Horton families. Bring back Kimberly and Shane, Patch, Adrian, Jack , Belle, Sean-D THE ENTIRE Family!!! Give Bo and Hope a chance to be the next Alice and Tom. Make them par t of their family’s STORYLINE.

Nancy Tupper
Nancy Tupper

Bring back Patch for Kala let them reunite Kala deserves that much from ya’ll writers.Let Bo and Patch come back into town together because the cases the both of them have been working undercover have finally found the edvents to put Aiden and Clade away for a long long time and Kala and Patch leave when Bo and Fancyface leave.

Penny
Penny

I don’t want Peter to come back at all.

AbbyS.
AbbyS.

I agree that the way DOOL has written Bo’s absence has been a real let-down, and it makes it even harder than it would normally be to see Hope with another man, even though the story of Hope and Aiden is moving slowly and IMO respectfully so far. I’m sorry that PR feels this way about DOOL and would only come back for a short time, but I’d like to hope (no pun intended) that things will change. So as much as I’d like to see PR on the show again, if all that he’s willing to do, and DOOL is willing to do, is a short term return to wrap up the epic Bope storyline, I’m not so sure I’m up for that. Either find a way to bring him back for a Bope reunion where he sticks around, or have Bo “die” offscreen so that Hope can move on with someone, whether it’s Aiden or not, and maybe by the time bad feelings ease on both sides, PR can come back for a longer story and Bo can return just as Hope did when Kristian Alfonso came back to the show.

Tom84
Tom84

Completely agree, i’d rather no Bo than a token return for the sake of tidy storytelling. I think everyone agree’s Bo’s exit storyline was weak, but writing him back in for a short stint to fix his exit storyline feels like it could be worse. The only legit way for him to come back would be in an extended arc as GenHosp did with the Robin character – but we’d need a minimum 6 months of airtime which it doesnt sound like he’d be up for.

SZima
SZima

I’m a newer viewer of DOOL, so I only saw Bo briefly before he left. I’m not sure how long-time viewers would feel about a re-cast, so maybe it would be better for the character to die on his “mission” and Hope could then move on with someone else. TPTB are obviously pushing her towards Aiden, but how can anything ever come of that? The Hope/Bo fans would be up in arms if she cheated on him. She could just divorce him, I guess, and the character could return in the future.

tigres1
tigres1

Aiden is dull, give this character some life. Bo was the reckless one that Hope fell in love with. Aiden is boring and they should give him a better storyline, so if PR doesn’t come back, at least give Hope and Aiden some excitement. I fast forward when it comes to Aiden and Hope, just plain boring. Get Aiden out of that suit and mess his hair up a little, give him that little bit of a “bad boy” that Hope was always attracted to with Bo

Elena V
Elena V

They once recast Bo successfully with Robert Kelker Kelky I’d rather see him back than this insipid love affair.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Peter R. left Days because he refused to take another pay cut.

Emma
Emma

That is not true. He already had taken two pay cuts, as did the other actors. He was unhappy with the non-storylines for Bo, and even after he left, the show contacted him to talk of a return. And again, they just had no story. I believe Peter felt Bo & Hope did not deserve to be relegated to filler scenes (as we see Hope doing now).
It truly is difficult to understand why the show has not dealt with Bo’s absence in a better way, or recasted.
With all the writers they have, someone COULD/SHOULD have come up with an acceptable solution.

Francis
Francis

That is not true, check your rumor source because they told you wrong…

Mark
Mark

He needs to come back full time hope just seems to be drifting and as much as I like daniel Congreve I don’t see them together

Nk3play2
Nk3play2

I’m sorry but I don’t want Bo back to be in back burner hell with Hope. Hope is actually interesting for once and I am enjoying this new angle with Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove). If Reckell comes back, Bo and Hope CANNOT reunite.

Debra
Debra

I would prefer they just kill him off if he would not come back for good

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

They should either kill him off or replace him…the KM(Robin) brief comeback and exit was a big letdown on GH and i dont want to see it happen on Days too!!!

Hope
Hope

Yep I love Bo but move the story along killing him would make a great story line

Vickie Rakich
Vickie Rakich

Don’t kill Bo, have him come back and be jealous of the guy she is working with to raise money for school. Ciara needs her daddy back in Salem, and on the set of DOOL .

tigres1
tigres1

I agree, don’t kill Bo, get him back and jealous, get something going, Sami and E.J. are leaving, not into all this young stuff, DOOL is bringing back the older actors, what’s up with that and they won’t pay PR for what he’s worth? Forget John and Marlena, that story ended a long time ago, those two need to leave. Kristen is back AGAIN!!!!!!!!, please I’m ready to stop watching DOOL, bad writers

Sasha
Sasha

I dont like how they ended things with Bo and Carly. I would like to see that story line treated the right way. They brought Carly back on to be hated and never redeemed her character.

Louise
Louise

I want Peter to return, however I would like Bo to return for the long time.I still see Bo & Hope as a great couple. Bo absence for so long could be easily written in for the 50th if not before. So what if Hope is involved with another guy by then? When has that ever stopped DAYS? I very much believe in what the FAB FOUR still has to offer DAYS. Drake has been back for a while now. The J&M story is moving slowly, but that OK. One of DAYS greatest weakness right now it the lack of story for the vets of the show. As a long time viewer, I’m not sure DAYS actually care .Peter may live in Nashville now, but DAYS needs to work with him and the many loyal long term fans who love him to give us the story we deserve. So far DAYS has been unwilling to do that.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

So far Drakes return is a bore…

Nancy
Nancy

Forget about Peter Reckell
I don’t miss him
Put Hope with Aiden and move on
Kill Bo off

jb44
jb44

I agree.

Steph
Steph

Wow! So wrong obviously not a true fan!!

Dianne Douglas
Dianne Douglas

Know kill Bo him and hope are the future of days of our lives and for ever bring Both back

Jean
Jean

Bo needs to come back to his Fancyface (Hope) his nickname for Hope. Like Alice and Tom they need to be together until they really are dead. Days doesn’t any couples that stay together longer other then Doug and Julie. Please bring back for good. Poor hope looks lost. and I would like to see Belle and Shaun again also.

Steph
Steph

Agreed 100%! Mrs H and Doc H…we need more of that longevity in real life can’t we have that on tv too? Classic forever characters?!!

Lori
Lori

I agree too… I would love to see BO return long term.. he and Hope had so much Chemistry!!! And you could just feel the love… Bring back Shaun and Bell… and Sammi and EJ (you know he is just stowed away) As much as I didn’t like them together… they grew on me…. they had good chemistry too…..

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Dream on, waiting for that to happen!

Geena
Geena

I absolutely hate how they’ve written Bo so completely out of character. Its nice that he’s willing to return to give us closure on Bope. I think the writers should really consider this, otherwise yea just kill him off. Free Hope!!!

boes
boes

I’d love to see Bo back – but, as much as love Peter Reckell, I’d be okay with a a good recast.
Too bad B&B snagged Thorsten Kaye, he’d have been a decent new Bo.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

T.K. wouldve made a good Bo…

Grace
Grace

I agree, if they can’t get Peter back on a long term then a replacement (a good one) would be fine with me too.

joy tadych
joy tadych

i agree he has been gone for solong now i think they should just have him die or tell her he wants divovore hope needs to move on with her life and start new and forget about bo so i see no he shouuld not come back f or short term so figure some way to have him be gone and let hope get on with her life

katieK
katieK

Days has been ruining their relationship with the Vets. I turned it on a few days ago, all these young kids were on, so many recast. In my area its not even on NBC, the CW picked it up, & I live in a huge city on the West Coast. Days keeps ruining characters that I grew up watching & can remeber my Grandma watching. I don’t want Bo to come back, because they will give him an absurd storyline. Wheres a great story for Lucas, Roman, their to busy turning Jen into a mess.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I dislike Jens storyline…first Anne, then Teressa and now Liam causes her problems and they are bringing in a fourth to do the same…ridiculous….the actor shouldve played Frankie Brady, Jens old boyfriend, and Jen, Frankie and Danial written in a good old fashion love triangle…or at least Liam shouldve been part of Jordans mysterious past…Jordans story is going nowhere imo and she, Rafe, and Ben can all leave Salem and i wouldnt miss them…was hoping Jordan and Ben were Eves children when she shows up but not so sure now. Cant wait for Eve and the return of Kristen!

cathy
cathy

Seems the writers just want to give Jennifer a storyline. I wish they would write her final storyline!

Ricardo
Ricardo

THIS IS bs, please bring back peter Reckell. on full time. give peter a contract. He is a wonderful actor. I cannot stand Aiden, kill him off.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Id like to see Peter return full time but if both sides cant make it happen id say kill Bo off for good or try to get Ted King ex Thomas OLTL to replace him!!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I think PR could be wanting to go back full time and only acting as if he’s open to a short stint. He don’t care about a storyline wrap up. He’s putting feelers out there because he has no other work.

I hope Bo returns before his ma forgets who he is.

Tami Martin
Tami Martin

Bo needs to come back even for a little while to give us al the cclosure that we need as far as Hope and Bos marriage!! Especially where Ciera is concerned!!!

Char F.
Char F.

I have been so disgusted with DOOL for awhile, but especially with the way Peter is being portrayed. Would love to see him back full time or even on a part-time basis. Been watching for _5 yrs. (can’t give away my age). May be time for a change unless this gets resolved.

Jess
Jess

The only proper storyline that would be respectful to the long time fans of Days of Our Lives would be to kill off Bo. There is no way Bo would be off with Carly without seeing his daughter, that just makes zero sense and having him MIA on a mission is also ridiculous. If Peter does not want to come back as a permanent, that’s his decision and he is entitled to live his life but IMO the only real storyline could be that Bo dies. If he chooses to come back later on, that can always happen. The only thing that annoys me with this was that Peter was extremely vocal about not having Bo killed off so that he could return or having Bo recast. The fans did deserve a better send off but when Peter was asked by fans of Days before his departure if he’d return, he claimed he would be back for guest spots. Clearly he was in two minds before he left so the Corday and the writers could hardly write an exit storyline if even they were under the impression he’d be back. As a long time fan of Peter’s I think he sounds petty and bitter. It was his decision to leave and he could have allowed the character to be killed off back then instead of asking Corday to keep Bo alive. To now blame TPTB is a bit rich Mr Reckell.

Sally
Sally

Whilst I respect all the fans of the show, I’d like to see closure on Bo and Hope. They’ve been a super couple since the 80s and whilst I know Bo/Billie and Bo/Carly fans would like a little something too and I respect all fanbases, Bo and Hope were “the” couple. Peter himself said that Hope is Bo’s soulmate and I think he knows his character better than anyone so for me maybe a letter that Bo has been killed and then Hope has a dream where Bo tells her she can move on. I think that is probably the most true to storyline and character they could get and not ruin the character of Bo.

Pam
Pam

I think Sally’s idea is a good one. If Peter wants to come back a little longer, they can have Hope have a nervous breakdown after Bo’s death. She is put into a mental hospital where she doesn’t speak or react to anybody. Marlana tries to treat her. Then little-by-little, Bo comes to visit her (in her mind). Hope is the only one to see and hear him, which causes her to finally speak. Marlena eventually gets through to her and Hope tells “Bo” good-bye. (perhaps Aiden is there for her, too.) That would be a real tear-jerker that we finally need as a pay-off! Hope gets a good storyline and everybody is happy. What do you all think?? (Oh! And they do flashbacks of their wedding and their song!!)

Anne
Anne

I agree with Sally and Pam. They should be hired as writers!

DorothyKetner
DorothyKetner

I agree with Anne,Pam,and Sally,they said exactly what i would like to see,I love Peter and hate to see him not return but Hope needs closure too.Do it the way Pam and Sally suggest. Please.

Tom84
Tom84

As much as I enjoy Bo, I think I read somewhere that Kristian Alfonso has never really played a storyline without Bo in it somehow. I’m all for letting Hope find her feet without Bo and get to know that side of Hope. THEN get a recast Bo if PR’s not that keen in a couple of years – but all for solo Hope and whatever she’s going to face on her own.

Lucia Vickers
Lucia Vickers

To say replace his character is just plain stupid! He is the only bo we know and love! It is peters decision on leaving and who can blame him?! they gave them no story line and no other choice. As for hope, yes she does need something to happen that allows her to move on. Whatever they decide that is, it just cannot be a different person playing bo. period

kristi ortiz
kristi ortiz

I would love it

kristi ortiz
kristi ortiz

I hope they bring him i miss him

Susy
Susy

Days should be ashamed of the way they treat their VETS the show is not even interesting..Nobody cares about their pathetic attempt to make Jennifer and Daniel a super couple(SNORE) bring back Peter and give him and his fans the respect they deserve and while they are at it bring back more Vets..Esp Super Couple Shane and Kimberly…

Chaz
Chaz

I think they have been writing the story in this way hoping that PR would return and are trying to avoid a recast. I agree that it is not a particularly good way to handle the character but maybe they feel their options are limited. They don’t want to kill Bo off and they don’t want to recast yet. Perhaps after reading PR’s comments they may feel that since he isn’t willing to do a long term return to the show they have the freedom to recast Bo. And since they are so far ahead a new Bo would not appear until probably Fall.

The one good thing that has come out of this is that Hope has been on screen more and even if light in tone has been getting story. One thing I do like is that Hope has been lightened up a little…she gets to laugh and have lines that are silly and sarcastic. Before when she was tied to Bo, Hope was always very serious and somewhat stiff. So, I am enjoying seeing a different side to her. And, I think it is refreshing to see a parent actually seen struggling with raising a child alone and trying to cope with this “netherworld” of being married yet single.

It would be interesting to see a Hope, Aiden, Kayla triangle. At least it would give some additional air time to Kayla instead of her popping in to comment on someone else’s story.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree…MORE KAYLA!!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I agree with you agreeing!!!

Patrick
Patrick

love your post Chaz!

this is what I’m so hoping… a triangle… with : Hope, Aiden, Kayla

it’s getting.. way past due… for Cierra… to struggle with Bo Missing in action
which is good in some respects… as it’s further entanglement and development for the character of Cierra…

boy isn’t Hope having a hand full… and it’s heart wrenching… for the both of them… Hope as that single mother… who’d have thunk ?? and her Cierra… Bo’s too

watching these two… more than tugs at the heartstrings… of no BO…

PLEASE : MORE Kayla! love, love, love HER

I’m so happy that Kristian Alfonso’ Hope isn’t going thru… the same thing that Jenn has and STILL is…. I think Aiden is a keeper… if he was meant for Hope… that is just fine with me… but… the minute, Kayla met Aiden… I was smitten and crushed… for, Hope…

this just means GOOD alluring story…

I had hoped the writers would feature… Kayla getting more air time… with Aiden… and he’s taken by BOTH women….

entanglement… for two beautiful… in my heart Women

low and behold… the earth moves… and Bo… returns

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

You’re absolutely right, Patrick!

More Kayla is a must! We are winners with Hope and Aiden! We are winners with Kayla and Aiden! We will would be transfixed with Hope,Aiden and Kayla. DAYS has a winner with those three…then add Bo and Steve for the 50th!!! I might just pass out!!!!!!!

Kevin
Kevin

I hope not. I do not want Peter back on this show. It is doing fine without him and his ego. DAYS needs to have team players on canvas to survive, not people like Peter who think they’re the best thing since slice bread. I don’t think he is a good actor either. I hope T.P.T.B tell him to take a long hike. You’re not all that, Pete, go away.

Lucia Vickers
Lucia Vickers

wow. you guys don’t personally know him! First of all, they wouldn’t of been a super couple for ALL the years they were if he couldn’t act! Second, He IS ALL THAT in my book, and I am certain in others!

Jimmy
Jimmy

OH MY GOD, PLEASE NOOOOOO, DAYS don’t need Peter back or Bo. Hope needs to move on. Kill Bo off.

Mel
Mel

Peter, knock it off, you’ve been an ass since the 80s, thinking the show NEEDS you and they don’t. I hope TPTB tell you where to go.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I do think Peter Reckell should come back even it’s just for a few weeks to give closure.Plus Hope may want to express her anger towards Bo for his behavior and free her up romance wise.

selena
selena

I actually thought they were gonna kill Bo off when John came back. Hope needs to be let go of Bo if there is no
chance to get him back on. I do love Bo though wish PR would come back. 🙁

Mo
Mo

It hasn’t been good what they’ve done to Bo. I don’t think he would ever act this way. I don’t know why they didn’t recast him. That would have been better since Hope and Bo belong together.

mfarris70
mfarris70

Ugh. I still think that putting this behind the scenes stuff out there and playing the victim is unprofessional as an actor. There’s not one actor on daytime who can claim they’ve never disliked something they had to do. It’s just part of the business.

As I see it, the writers are in an impossible situation with Bo. You don’t want to kill off a legacy character, Robert Kelker Kelly doesn’t seem to be interested in reprising the role and Kristian Alfonso isn’t leaving any time soon. Having Bo off camera may not be the best story but seems to be the only option in this situation.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Often I am int he minority as I put story first. If there needs — and I think there is this need — to bring some closure to Bo and Hope (or keep them together), then recasting is an option. I would oprefer to see Peter Reckell in the role he made so vibrant but sometimes it cannot be.

B&B was able to recast Ridge with success just when it became difficult to continue story without the character. DAYS may have to consider this is “powers” and Peter Reckell cannot come to terms.

Emma
Emma

The writers do seem bent on destroying the character, having the fans dislike the character intently. Thus, they can have him be involved off screen with another woman, or die, or be undercover forever; they can have Hope decide she will no longer be the dutiful faithful, ever-waiting wife, and divorce him.
If they killed Bo, then there would be all the mourning, the memorial services, etc. And Hope would remain at a standstill. Thus, Bo’s reputation has to be ruined (this is my opinion on what the writers are doing), everyone is angry, mad, disgusted, etc. and he decides to stay in Europe or wherever, forever. So, Hope will get her freedom via divorce/annulment or something, and life will go on for her.

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

I agree Peter is worth the money. Bring him back the vets make the show. I cannot see hope moving on without BO

CIndyHaskins
CIndyHaskins

I for one don’t want peter reckell back on days of our lives to reprise his role as bo brady.one more thing i am fan of aiden and i don’t see the show killing him off.

pspcindy
pspcindy

With all due respect to Mr. Reckell, he chose to leave. IMO he asked that Bo not be killed to leave the door open for him to return should the circumstances which informed his decision to leave change.

I do wish DOOL would kill off Bo or say he filed for divorce. Just settle the Bo issue. Having Hope in sl limbo is not good.

Good luck to Peter.

dmr
dmr

No thanks, Peter. Bo, as well as the rest of the Salem PCPD-not sure they’ve ever closed a case; yet, all have such big egos. I am looking forward to Eileen Davidson coming back! Wish Teresa would leave town and without a forwarding address. Love JJ! Casey Moss is an amazing actor! Loved EJ and Kate scenes this week. They have great comedic timing together!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Would love a Kate and E.J. pairing after Sami’s departure…they’d be hot!!! Plus i would love Stephano’s reaction…lol

cheryl
cheryl

just kill him off in the line of fire. Show all the past on him and Hope, make us all cry for days and lets get on with it.

lisa
lisa

Ciara needs closure. If Peter Reckell doesn’t want to come back full time, maybe Robert Kelker-Kelly would be willing to reprise the role.

Angelle Nolan
Angelle Nolan

Good idea, he was absolutely a great Bo

Will
Will

If nothing else have someone find out that Bo and Billie or Carly have been together where ever he is then Hope can be angry and hate him and move on. If Peter did come back in the future it could be a case of mistaken identity or a hostage situation to explain away his being gone.

Pearl
Pearl

At least give him a week to wrap it up. Getting calls and letters is so selfish.

Cheryl
Cheryl

I totally believe Peter Reckell should come back albeit a brief stay as the way he left before was totally messed up. Caroline has been back for quite a while now while Bo decided to go undercover and reveal the Dimera’s..does not add up! Even if Hope started a relationship with Aiden that would be okay as Bo bedded Carly on her when she took Ciara and left. I mean they have been apart numerous times anyway so it would make for great story to have him come back after finding out maybe from a little birdie named John maybe? that Hope is moving on OR he comes back to tell Hope he has moved on and serves her with divorce papers. So many great possibilities here if he is just going to make a quick return. It was done before when Hope came back briefly and left in a cage explosion to begin her maternity leave. Peter Reckell owes it to his fans to make his exit more viable and/or believable! Please come back Peter!!!

Lynne
Lynne

Miss you so much! Please come back, even if it’s just for a limited run. The Bo & Hope story needs closure so she & Ciara can move on. You have always been great in the role & I wish you continued success in whatever you choose to do next. 🙂

kev
kev

If it is just a short break, I would love him to bring Jason Cook with him and reprise Shawn D role, but if he does then depart afterwords, I hope he brings Sierra with him. What an annoying little charactor!

linda Roebuck
linda Roebuck

There is no way for a respectful ending, they need to grow old together and to lose him would mean death to Bo and I couldn’t bear the thought… Please work out a compromise so he will stay on!!!!

Sandra Payne
Sandra Payne

Miss you so bad, wish you would come back. I have been watching the show since I was in high school and I am 63yrs, old now and I miss you being on the show. Love you Take care and God bless

Jo
Jo

If you do an interview with him, Michael, can you please ask him why he’s bringing this up now? It was his decision to leave, it was his decision to leave the door open for his character to return, his request that Bo not be killed of or recast so why is he now saying the fans deserve a better exit? What were the writers supposed to do? Peter had every opportunity to ask for a proper Bo send-off. He didn’t appear unhappy with his departure when it first aired or think it was lame back then. Why didn’t he say the fans deserved better back then? I think perhaps Peter thought he’d just have a break and then return but when he approached them for a return they couldn’t come to an agreement. But he kind of sounds bitter towards the only show that made him a star and I don’t like that. And I do have to wonder if now that he’s seen tweets about Kristian’s storyline and Hope and Aiden, is that why he wants a return. Kristian’s finally getting a story.

sandra
sandra

Diagree maybe he had family problems that needed him present for a time and now hes ready to go back.

cathy
cathy

Sounds as if Peter is hinting. Cady McClain came and went several times on AMC. She eventually came back to stay. Michael Knight didn’t leave as many times as Cady but he came back to stay too!

Bonnie
Bonnie

We need closure..Please let him come back for us to get it .

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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