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Peter Reckell Opens Up On What Led To His Decision To Exit Days of Our Lives!

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Six months after finishing his run as legendary soap icon, Bo Brady, Peter Reckell opened up about his thoughts to Soap Opera Digest in a fantastic new interview in the latest issue (1/23/21013) on newsstands now on what went down behind-the-scenes that led to his decision to depart Days of our Lives leaving many fans heartbroken.

Reckell answers some burning questions including: were he is at with his decision to leave Salem, if he might ever consider returning, and what was the root cause of his exit from daytime.   Here is an an interesting excerpt below:

Reckell on the reason he left DAYS:  “Not having storyline, not being able to do anything artistic there was my issue… I just want the people who support me to know the real reason why I’m not there.”

So soapers what do you think about Peter’s statement on his decision to leave?  Should DAYS do everything they can to court Peter to get him back on the Salem canvas as Bo?  How do you feel Bo’s storyline has been over the last several years?  Weigh-in!

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No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

They need to bring back Bo, Jack (Patch had him deepcover for the ISA), Patch (for Kayla – and he’s a pawn again!!) and….JOHN!!! Where are all the men in Salem??!! Nothing at all against the actors/actresses, but if Days thinks that Nick and Gabi or Daniel and Jennifer or Sami and who-even-cares-anymore have the makings of a supercouple, they are sorely mistaken. There is no history and/or no chemistry between them. TPTB are looking for instant gratification when it comes to a ratings boost and they’ve clearly forgotten what made Days “DAYS!!” – the long, slow-burn romance & adventures… Read more »

erica
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erica

ratings were awful with these stories that’s why they did stop it. Get real, that being said Bo and PR deserve better writing, that’s for sure.

entityofthenight
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entityofthenight

Peter Reckell is comin back to Days in late January early February. He is acting right now as we speak and he will make his return then. I read this on Soapnet. He left the show originally to spend more time with his family. And he really did not have any kind of a story line. So he exited. However, if he didn’t come back, I would like to see Hope hook up with Rafe!! That would be an interesting storyline. Ciara is really acting out and being a little brat, because she misses her daddy, that’s why she is… Read more »

entityofthenight
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entityofthenight

I need to make a correction in my previous comment on 12/31/2013. I had used Peter Reckell by accident instead of Drake Hogestyn coming back. I was thinking of Bo at that moment. Please excuse the error. I have been a DOOL fan since 1970.

lisa
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lisa

they need to get Bo Brady back on Days Of Our Lives and Bo needs to be back there as Bo and Hope

Teresa
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Teresa

Amen.

Susan Perry
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Susan Perry

Here! Here! That says it all. I’ve been watching for 45 years….clearly veteran couples from Tom and ice, Doug and Julie, John and Maena, and especially Bo and Hope keep one’s interest for years. Old romance that’s ever new with the adventuring couples and their shenanigans, yet always with the stability and comfort of home, family, and Salem. Plus a common villain and the girl(s) you love to hate! Magic! But it takes all the characters that have built Salem to keep it there.

vickie white
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vickie white

I have watched days of our lives for 30 years but no longer do so. Days has took all the good actors off and bringing on the young crowd. When they took Bo OFF THE SHOW THAT WAS IT FOR ME. Bo was a great actor and I enjoyed watching him. You brought Marlana and John back and now John is now MIA. Days I have a lot of my friends that have stopped watching Days. the writers need to stop destroying the show or it will go off the air. You need to meet BO’s demands and bring him… Read more »

BJ
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BJ

Bo is a hottie, and needs to be on there, but his and Hope’s script had become boring. I used to love watching Bo and Hope, but their relationship had become stale, and needed to be spiced up with some outings on the Fancy Face and romance! If not with Hope….someone! He’s too handsome to be on a show without romance!!! He deserved something written in other than detective/police work! That stuff gets so boring day after day. He needs to come home for Christmas! As for John…I used to LOVE watching John, but it got to where he couldn’t… Read more »

Valerie Weber
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Valerie Weber

I agree with you Ms.White bo and hope was the only reason I stayed watching days.There love story from the very beginning got me hook,there chemistry was unbelievable because they made it look so real and personal.All of those love scenes made me think they was married in real life.They are my Number 1 couple of all time and Josh and Reva are 2.If bo doesn’t come right now PLEASE let him reunite with hope before the show goes off the air which I think will be soon because I have also stop watching because Brady and his Fancy Face… Read more »

Tonya
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Tonya

They need to stop taking off all the good people and get a story line back on the show. I have been watching Days for many years and hate the way it is going right now. Bo needs to come back, he and Hope are an item. They never should have lost Jack as he and Jen were an item. Lets get this straightened out and get all your viewers back. If you want to get rid of anyone, let Kristine off. Try your hardest to keep Sami on……

Joyce
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Joyce

I agree bring Bo back and Patch.These actors make the story line.I do like Rafe but Hope belongs with Bo….

Melissa
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Melissa

Atleast he didn’t pull a Steve Burton…!

Mary Hargett-Hiduk
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Mary Hargett-Hiduk

No 1 I am in total agreement with you and everything Peter stated. John/Marlena, where is the love and passion of yesteryear? Kayla without Patch is just so WRONG. Hope needs Bo (Peter, and not a replacement actor). Bring back the ISA, get John, Patch, Shane and Bo doing what they do best. Shane and Kim, are so loved and missed. Victor and Maggie should have more airtime, Would love to see Jack comeback from the dead and reclaim his love ( folks this Salem, they do come back from the dead). I am really getting tired of the Sami,Rafe,… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

You are spot on!

Stephanie Luce
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Stephanie Luce

It is so sad. I didn’t know Peter was leaving the show I thought he was just on an extended vacation. I was horrified when I found out he left the show. What are the Days people thinking and doing???? I’ve been watching the show since 1973. I like having some of the young story lines for the younger generation but these characters aren’t carrying the show. I would think this is obvious by now.

Ida McGinnis
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Ida McGinnis

It could not had been said better, please bring the old cast back.
a regular for at least 1973.

vickie white
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vickie white

i agree one hundred percent the veterans made the show they are Days why people watched so many years, keep going down the path you’re going and it will be death for Days of Our Lives. All the writer’s seem to be focused on are Stephano and EJ. How many times has Stephano came back from the dead? i am sick of the Stephano story line it’s old and boring. There’s nothing attractive about him and the bedroom scenes with him is disgusting!!!!! please!!!!!!! Get BO back John, Kim, Shane , Steve don’t let Will leave the show he is… Read more »

Shirley
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Shirley

I would like to see Marlena back with Roman, They were so good together.

v Hunt
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v Hunt

B Brady coming Back.to the show just might save the show. Sami is leaving amd she is a lead actress. Bring Back the Hortons and Bradys. Get rid of Gabi and Rafe . And Nick Will and Sonnie boring. put some strenght in the storyline. How about BO BRADY and his son Shawn D and Belle and their family
WE WANT THE OLD STORYLINES WITH PASSION AND GOOD STORY TO FOLLOW.
Bring back the veterans. This is what we want to see! Ypu are taking away the entire reason we watch DOOL!!!!!!!!!

erica
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erica

who knows..he could come back as the new Ridge Forrester..or far more interesting perspective as Stavros Cassadine ! ha.

paul
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paul

I think the powers that be at Days made a major mistake allowing Peter to leave or forcing him off. This guy is a legacy character and his story along with Hope’s could have been increased simply by aging the kids so they have more generational stories or giving them more “earthbound” stories that increase their Q rating and the shows viewer ratings. Time in and time out, the powers at days believe all their stories have to be centrally located with Stefano or a DiMera as the evil that needs to be brought down and that’s not the case.… Read more »

MK
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MK

He’ll be back by Spring!

Ces
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Ces

probably. Hope can’t parade around Salem alone forever!

Daisy
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Daisy

Oh she won’t, because where there is a way to include him, there is a Rafe.

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I can understand Peter’s reasons for leaving, but, boy, Bo needs to come back to Salem! Hope running around and getting into everybody’s business is not very entertaining. Fancyface needs her hubby!

Ces
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Ces

Agree!!! Hope giving advice is not the Hope I love! Kristian Alfonso deserves SO much more than that!

Margot
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Margot

You are quite right about that . I sure miss Peter and hope he gets back to Days very soon!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Ditto!

paul
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paul

The problem that DAYS incurred by not “killing off” Bo, that also exists on B&B with Ridge and GH with both Robin and Jason is that the characters were not killed off. Sure, it’s an old soap opera trick to kill off a character, no body is found and then the loved ones move on until a wedding is about to happen or a power struggle needs to be decided with the presumed dead person entering into the scene all dramatic! It’s a soap staple where either the original actor returns or a new actor takes over. Why these soaps… Read more »

cecile
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cecile

I would love to see Bo back and doing what he does best—-being Bo Brady.

MJ
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MJ

It seemed like the character of Bo had become written with no real purpose over the past couple of years. Stale storylines and a lacking challenge for the actors has stalled this show a bit. Fresh talent is always welcome in any show but the days that just focus on all the young new actors are tough to watch. Days could benefit from GH’s lead these days. They are doing a great job blending old and new actors in story lines that cross over and keep moving. Mr. Reckell should find new acting challenges that his fans can all enjoy.… Read more »

Leigh
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Leigh

I agree. They should balance the new talent with the veteran talent. Bo should always have a place and story on the show.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Well said.

auntsis
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auntsis

I agree! The writers are trying to get a younger viewer, but that isnt going to happen. The older viewers are the ones that will keep Days alive. I loved the old story lines that were full of mischief and romance and evil doers. Bring back some of the older actors and get some really good story lines and cliff hangers goin again like in the good old Days.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

I already knew that Peter has left the door open for a return-glad he addressed it publicly, and he needs to return. But, for now, Ghost Bo MUST be addressed, one way or another-it’s just uncomfortable…

Ces
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Ces

yeah, like why wasn’t he at the wedding with his wife.

mo
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mo

It’s basically what he said before: that there is no story for him. He had a lot of story when he was younger and now it’s someone else’s turn. Wish he were still on Days, but I understand and support his decision. I do wish Days would either write Bo off or recast. Having him in the bathroom, basement, whatever is ridick.

MT
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MT

You are right, it’s SOMEONE else’s turn! I will say he helped make the show (what’s left of it). What it is today. The shoe can’t revolve around Bo and Hope anymore, but it damn sure should be featuring their offspring front and center. Shawn, Chelsea and maybe even JT should be their. But on the flipside, we can’t cater to all the “legacy” characters because then everyone is related.

Ces
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Ces

Peter Reckell is sorely missed on DAYS. I completely blame the writing team for their disastrous storylines the last couple of years. Bo & Hope deserve better than this and watching Peter onscreen is more exciting than Daniel-Chad-Cameron-Rafe-Brady put together!!! Bring back Peter with storyline — a GOOD storyline!!!

Margot
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Margot

Ditto to that one . Bring him back and give him a good storyline – one that he could sink his teeth in and enjoy.

Linda
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Linda

Bo, Shane, Kim, Steve yes bring them all back. Have been watching since 1966. But now I watch once a wk and can keep up. No story lines, no real romance, slow story lines. there are alot of older viewers and always about the young is BORING and NOT interesting. Get rid of the new writers and bring back the old. AND Nick is creepy….glad when he is gone gone gone………And Brady has got to be the stupidest man on earth…give him some brains and do it soon……..

Bopefan
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Bopefan

It’s Bruce Evans and Gary Tomlin who need the blame. They’re the ones coming up with the stories and Bruce is the one who wouldn’t let Marlene and Darrell write the stories they wanted. Days would be a much better show if Evans took a step back and Tomlin left.

Ces
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Ces

I agree. I think Marlene and Darrell were doing a fine job before the new regime took over; after all they did write Will’s storyline!

Beacon
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Beacon

The writing on Days is awful, exactly what Peter implies – there is no artistry to the storylines, no depth, no richness of content. There is no Bill Bell or Doug Marland writing the show. The show needs that sort of creative genius.

Ces
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Ces

Lots of fluff definitely. Every once in awhile they do something right (Will’s story).

Dinah
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Dinah

Come back Peter, god knows Kristian need you.

Leigh
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Leigh

I think the writers have been trying to make Rafe the new Bo. It’s just not working. Bo was a special character with a special actor. Rafe & Daniel are on all the time and I hate their stories. I wish the show would just concentrate on the core families: Bradys, Hortons, Dimeras, & Kiriakis.

susie
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susie

I think what they are doing with peter Rickle is ashame he is a great actor why are you firing all the good actors I don”t think days will last if everyone is fired who has been there for years we don”t need more deaths we need family story lines too many people have lost people with cancer this will be hard for alot of people, bring back peter rickle beau and hope should finally be together as a family you unfortunately will lose alot of viewers

Keri
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Keri

I think Peter should go play Ridge on B&B I think that would be amazing!!

Carbofan
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Carbofan

Would only be interested in Bo with Carly. Hobo is boring.

Amina
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Amina

I like what he said about Bo not having a good storyline, the writers ignoring the wants of the viewers and how they made his character behave ‘Un-Bo like’. Peter and his character deserve more than what he was given

DeBorahe
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DeBorahe

I have hated Bo and Hope’s storyline since the time Bo moved Carly into their home. Listening to some of Peter’s comments during fan fest about letting the writers know how we feel about the story lines was a big clue to how he felt as well. I hated to see him leave. I stopped watching the show and keep track on Days Cafe.

bebr13
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bebr13

GENERAL HOSPITAL is on fire using all of its veterans. Yesterday’s episode consisted of almost exclusively characters who had their heydays in the 80s and 90s and it was truly compelling television. And ratings are going up, which is absolutely the right direction. They are making it affordable by doing short-term returns, using many of the vets on recurring, and even the younger people in their own stories are heavily woven in with their parents on the show, who are the aforementioned vets. Some deals, like Tony Geary’s give him more freedom for less money, and other actors don’t have… Read more »

Gazoo987
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Gazoo987

I absolutely agree with you 100%. I dont watch DOOL any more, haven’t in ages…. But they need to learn from GH . Veterans are the way to go.

Ces
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Ces

I could do without Lucy screeching but love seeing old favorites back onscreen, just wish some would go (Britt!)

Melanie
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Melanie

I love Peter Reckell – he’s an artist who understands and appreciates his audience. Something the folks at DOOL should understand as well.

Miss you Bo – come home soon =)

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I’m not completely buying his sole reason for leaving was story related. Everyone wants to be appreciated and know their contribution to their workplace valued. The characters of Bo and Hope made Days –Days for a longtime. The powers that be made tons of money from them and now that these characters have aged- no longer in the demo Days wants they are tossed aside and left to languished to back burner status. Then to add insult to injury they ask him to take a pay cut. I think by taking a stand he thought Days would cave and give… Read more »

richard
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richard

In all honesty there wasn’t any story for him, they completely mishandled the Carly/Bo/Hope triangle and then they hired Lisa Rinna back but didn’t wanna risk fan outcry by putting Billie with Bo…..to be honest Lisa Rinna’s Billie wasn’t that great him anyways, she sizzled with RKK’s Bo. They need to recast Bo’s daughter Chelsea, and bring them both back with a PURPOSE. I know its difficult to find stories for everyone so I can understand the “artistic” reasoning. If he doesn’t wanna do DAYS, he could to Bold and Beautiful as a recast Ridge Forrester.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

What I miss is when Days of Our Lives used to go on location and have a big epic storyline for the Ratings Sweeps. New Orleans,Miami and Mexico come to mind. Bo & Hope, Marlena & Roman or Marlena and John on the run after Stefano or Toscano.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

With the money those location shots cost nowadays- they are no longer worth the investment for the number of people still watching. It is a shame- but I don’t think we will be seeing that kind of stuff on Days any time soon.

olddoolfan
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olddoolfan

Peter and Kristian were offered a huge opportunity at storyline potential in late 2009. It’s a shame one half of the duo could not overcome her ego to allow it to play out. The arrival of Carly was not going to see the end of Bope. If anything she could have given them new life. What a shame Kristian actively worked against that opportunity. I don’t blame him or leaving. There is only so much Salem style cops ‘n robbers anyone could be expected to take. He’s an actor of exceptional talent. This show hid him inside a supercouple and… Read more »

Evelyn
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Evelyn

Yeah! Crystal REALLY needed to get her ego and demons in check so that storyline could have been a better storyline! Look, go check the numbers already. The percentage of fans that wanted CARBO didn’t come close to the diehard Bo and Hope fans! I’m a Jack and Jen raving f an and I even saw that one a mile away! Can we please move on from the CC blame game already!

Siobhan
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Siobhan

Gee I recall saying wait for Peter to talk and when he does you completely miss a big point he was making. You really just keep showing how little you understand or know about a man you say you are a fan of. I know Peter very well and he would be appalled by your comments. He thinks the world of Kristian.

Kim
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Kim

What proof is there that Kristian tried to stop Bo & Carly other than what CC claims as the truth in her so-called book? If Kristian really had that power, then how is it that Bo & Carly were a couple for the entire year of 2010? And really? laying blame that Kristian’s the reason Peter had no stories? Please. Peter had the start of a storyline when Bo & Hope were investigating the bank statements. Then the story took a complete 180 & the pieces started not fitting together. Are you going to say that she didn’t want that… Read more »

Bopefan
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Bopefan

It’s a shame you have such a low opinion of Peter olddoolfan that you thought he had been “hidden” inside a supercouple and forced to dumb down his talents. Some of Peter’s best work is on Days of Our Lives. I can think of several storylines where Peter shone as an actor, losing Roman, finding out he was Victor’s son, Hope’s “death”, Bo and Shawn fighting scenes, Bo and Chelsea fighting scenes, the death of Zack, the pancreas storyline and many, many more. As far as being hidden in a supercouple, whether you like it not, Bo and Hope were,… Read more »

Hilary
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Hilary

I am looking forward to buying the mag and reading the whole thing. I appreicate his comments, they’re clearly very genuine and heartfelt. I think he’s exactly on point with eveyrthing he has said in these excerpts, and it’s actors like him that make me proud to be a soap opera fan and to truly care about this genre. I could not think any more highly of him and support his decision to leave, heartbroken though legacy Days fans like me are. Thank you, Pete.

Kay
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Kay

Bravo Peter.

Soaps are dying because the writers have their own agenda…couples….storylines they want to push meanwhile destroying the characters to get there. If they paid more attention to viewers and what they want I think a good written show would come along with it…but alas.

Linda
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Linda

So true, need the vetran’s back……no good story lines any more….nick is a creep and his “wife” is almost as dumb as Brady…….writers get a life….swear that it takes a story years to get to the point….tired tired tired ……

Blake
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Blake

He’s right, and he comes across as a class act he really does.

Daisy
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Daisy

4 words to sum up the real problem here, Gary Tomlin & Galen Gering. Galen is not Peter. Rafe is not Bo, and he will never be Bo. Having Rafe teleport into the safehouse on GT’s first day writing, solving Bo’s case and again getting plopped between EJ and Sami, with no explation how the heck Rafe got there, further insured I will never accept the Rafe character. Not as top cop, not with Sami, and sure as hell not with Hope. The character can’t even exist without plopping him into situations where he doesn’t belong, propping him up by… Read more »

Annie
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Annie

I argee I don’t care for Galen garing he thinks he is like Bo he is not Peter Reckell! I argee with daisy! I don’t needd to see Sami and all her men! barf Let me see bo and Hope and John and Marlena

Bopefan
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Bopefan

I have to wonder why he would do the interview now so long after leaving. What was interesting to me was that in the interview he commented about stories not being finished and Peter told fans that Bo was written out of character from end of 2009 onwards which was all Tomlin, so I’m confused with the shout out to Tomlin unless Peter is now wanting to come back and thinks Tomlin’s in charge. Hopefully if he does come back they will write Bo true to form because Peter has always made it clear how much that upset him.

Ces
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Ces

maybe he’s craving a little attention? 😉

Dmitri
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Dmitri

More time for Bope, less time for the 30 something crowd. Tired of Sami and her men! Let’s see some Bope action!

Joan Chliek
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Joan Chliek

BRING PETER RECKELL BACK!!….He’s so good at what he does and, agreeably, needs to be brought back to the forefront in an interesting and challenging storyline that, we as fans, would appreciate and embrace. He’s sorely missed…. New characters are always ok, but the charm of DOOL is the continuity and history of two families and many of the original characters that remain. Days is not the same without Peter Reckell. Salem and “Hope” without “Bo” isn’t working….Please listen to your fans!!!

Carol
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Carol

Peter is not doing his fans a favor by leaving the show. Bo has had some amazing storylines in the past few years – emmy worthy infact. So it is hard for me to believe that he wasn’t given good material when he was. Was the showing revolving around his character – NO but that doesn’t mean that his character wasn’t important. You can do just so many Bo and Hope break up and make up storylines. You can just do so many Hope gets kidnapped and Bo rescues her storylines. You can just do so many Bo cheats on… Read more »

Jess
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Jess

Hmmm….could the new characters he is talking about be the Hernandez gang? That bunch of ilk has hogged all of the screen time since Rafe was introduced.

Keely
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Keely

It’s a shame that Days writers can’t write for their favourites (Rafe, Sami, Dan etc) and still honour the show’s history of supercouples. Bo and Hope, Jack and Jen, Marlena and John are the reason many 40 + yr olds are watching. Younger viewers are not going to just stumble upon daytime soaps – traditionally they are introduced to them by their mothers and grandmothers. Alienating the older generation is going to rob the show of new, younger viewers. Keep the supercouples together (and that means bringing Jack and Bo back )and play musical beds with the newer characters.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

And to top it off, the few younger viewers they have gained are not impressed with the show either!

Kate
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Kate

Peter Reckell NEEDS to come back to Days!!!!! The show is not the same without Bo Brady!!!
We need better writers too!

holly
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holly

Have never liked rafe, not a fan when he was on passions. Bring back both, patch and Shane. If they put hope with rafe I’m done. Need a break from sami as well!

Annie
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Annie

I argee with Peter Reckell! He is the Best Bo Brady ever! I don’t care for all the new charactrs of the show. They need a good writer and not the one they have right know! I think that John and Bo need to work together to bring down Stefano ! Bring back our vets! ken Corday is Killing days because of these new characters all the die-hard audience knows the VETS like the back of there hands! I really don’t care to see will and sonny in bed I MEAN NO OFFENSIVE to anyone. it ‘s just I want… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I don’t think Rafe is the new Bo, or is trying to be. He is a great character who is, like many others, wasted on Sami. Rafe is consistently dragged out of a great potential storyline (like the ISA story from last summer) to take up airtime with Sami. EJ is de-villified to be with Sami, until he screws up again. Lucas has no storyline because he is done with Sami. If anyone is the problem with DAYS, it is Sami Brady, the women who hogs the airtime with boring, repeated, trashy storylines that ruin both her character and the… Read more »

susy
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susy

They need to showcase their core families Hortons Bradys Dimeras Kiriakas They most definitely need their vets and more importantly their Super Couples!! Shane and Kim are so missed Steve and Kayla Bo and Hope John n Marlena Jack n Jennifer there should be a triangle with Victor Maggie and Caroline !! Hello?? The 80s were their best years don’t fix what ain’t broke Gary isn’t writing for Passions anymore it got cancelled for a reason!! WAKE UP KEN AND NBC!!

Cookala
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Cookala

Though I’m not (in the least) a BOPE fan, I really, really miss Peter as Bo. He’s a fantastic character – with a lot of potential. I think I’d like to see him with Billie again and maybe a little on the wild side. I used to love his interaction with “Junior” and believe it or not, could see them as friends. Here’s hoping TPTB come to their senses and bring him back.

apriljgutierrez
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apriljgutierrez

Attention People! I couldn’t agree more that Peter Reckell is terribly missed! I have watched Days Of Our Lives since I was eight years old.In many ways Salem was like my second home & the people on the show were an extended family! Bo & Hope are one of the Greatest Super Couples of all times! I think they could still have many great stories ahead of them! They are still very popular & obviously both are not to bad on the eyes either.I don’t blame Peter for leaving,being asked to take a decrease in pay is insane! I Love… Read more »

Sarah
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Sarah

The show is a complete and utter disaster. Corday preaches about how the show is about family, romance, tradition, and legacy characters, but the show is nothing but. They are making a mockery out of their fans and their cast members, who have been there for years. I will list the problems I see in Salem, and what I think they should do to create a better soap for all us fans of 47 years. I agree with Bo about bringing the newer characters in, and giving them all the storylines. One of the biggest, outrageous new characters who took… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

And if they did everything you suggested, there would be posts stating the show is filled with vets, they would be mad that the characters you would ditch would be gone, and Days was just rehashing the past because they have run out of new stories to tell. My point is everyone would like the show to be written the way they want it, and have the characters they would like to see, but an equal number of people who hate whatever you or anyone can come up with. So I stop wishing for the show to be the show… Read more »

Rj
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Rj

Good post, Sarah!!

Patricia
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Patricia

I totally agree with all that Sarah has said! Great post from you Sarah!
I hope everyone reads your post because it is covering all the show and it all makes sense!. Too bad Corday doesn’t have the brains that you do Sarah!

Rj
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Rj

Like to see more storylines with more involved plots-some investigation and intrigue that keeps you guessing and involved. Bo and Hope would be good at that.

tammy
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tammy

I agree that writters can reach a happy medium with the veteran characters
As well as with the younger group, with a few exceptions. John is soooo boring with his monotonef acting. And thou I have no problem with gsy relationships, it turns my stomach upside down to watch it. If gonna have it im dtoryline, leave it suggestive (like Will &Grace). Bring Bo back and hire nrew writters who know how to tell a love story.

Maria Roy
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Maria Roy

Let Peter Reckell come back and go after the DiMeras
We need this kind of story line.who better
To go after them then Bo. Lets get back to the
Days when watching was exciting!! And bring
Bo back

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Bring him back

JT
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JT

At this point I just want Steve Patch Back. Bo with HIm would be icing on the cake But I think Patch’s story has not been told fully. 1) Steve has never had the opportunity to raise his own child. 2) Kayla’s explanation made little sense. He took a job with the ISA and that means he chose the ISA over her??? She supported her brothers in such jobs and Steve is not the type to take a little office job and she always knew that about him and loved him for his spirit! 3) Steve has more facets that… Read more »

theresa
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theresa

well said JT

Kristy
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Kristy

DAYS and TPTB should do whatever they need to do to get PR back to DAYS!!! There is a big gap w/o him!!

theresa
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theresa

I am going to miss “Bo” I grew up with him on Days!! Good luck!!

carole
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carole

BRING HIM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

CHERYL
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CHERYL

PLEASE BRING BO BRADY BACK!!! HOPE AND BO HAVE BEEN THE BEST COUPLE FOR THE LAST 37 YEARS THAT I HAVE BEEN WATCHING!! HOPE DOSEN’T EVEN SEEM LIKE HOPE ANYMORE!! IT’S LIKE EVERY SCENE SHE IS IN NOW IS SO FORCED AND FAKE. BRING BO BACK!! BRING BO BACK!!! HE WAS ALWAYS THE SHOWS BEST LEADING MAN!!! HE’S A MAN’S MAN AND VERY SEXY AND GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES!! DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY!!!!!!!!

Cheri
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Cheri

Ken Corday: Please bring Peter Reckell back to Days! The show is not the same without Bo. As a 30 year fan of the show, I have barely been watching lately since he has left. I can’t stand Nick and Gabby, etc. so am no longer interested in watching. I watched because of Bo and Hope. Peter and Kristian are both talented actors and have a chemistry that cannot be compared. The show was such a hit because of the characters like Bo and Hope, Kayla and Steve, Kim and Shane, John and Marlena, and Jack and Jen. These are… Read more »

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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James Scott Comments: “I Will Never. Never. Never. Never. Never, Go Back to Hollywood Let Alone DOOL”

Those hoping that finally James Scott would return to his signature daytime soap role of EJ DiMera on Days of our Lives, now that Alison Sweeney is on her way back to the show this fall for a longer run as Sami, can count those hopes now dashed and for good.

In a post on his Instagram account for his meditation and contemplations Sunday morning Zoom series and website, Scott posed with Deepak Chopra.  When a fans posted a comment in the IG account how they miss him on DAYS and to come back with Sami, James replied, “Hi – thanks for joining me here. Please know that I will never. Never. Never. Never. Never. Go back to Hollywood let alone DOOL. There is notbing interesting there for me. J”

Fan favorite James Scott, who has been MIA from the acting profession for awhile now is running The Whisper Within – and as detailed by the website, Scott explains how he left acting to be more involved with meditation and helping others find inner-peace – “In 2014, after a successful career in the entertainment industry, I found myself with everything and nothing.  I had money, celebrity, and status and the grief to match it. I had worked tirelessly for the better part of two decades to attain wealth and validation, yet no external thing could touch the emptiness I felt and the worthlessness I experienced.  I knew that something unknown wished to be known—something I could feel only through its apparent absence. In my despair and depression, I faced a simple choice: to change my lived experience or to end it. One felt impossible; the other easy I had already spent so much time reading self-help books, attending workshops and retreats, drinking concoctions with shamans, exploring tantra and abstaining from sex all together, dancing and singing, and many more practices, which had done little or nothing to abate the loneliness.

 

Desperate and in despair, still seeking, still suffering, I found my way to an Indian meditation center. I went for a week and stayed for a year. It was there in my own reflection that I found the teacher I had been seeking silently waiting to be known. At first, there was rage and anger, but eventually the intensity of the fire burned low and sadness took its place. I cried and cried until I cried myself empty and something new arose: beneath it all, I discovered a newfound peace. Like a fragrance arising from deep within, I heard the sound of the silence that can never be spoken: the eternal wisdom of the whisper within.  To live from this place is my practice and my path. To inspire others to do the same is my purpose.”

So, what do you think about James’ comments and path that he has now gone down for his life?  Do you think its time for DAYS to finally re-cast EJ? Comment below.

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