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Peter Reckell Returns As Bo, Scott Shilstone To Play Grown-Up Zack, In DAYS Hope-Centric Episode!

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Next week on the Wednesday June 8th episode of Days of our Lives, look for another character-centric episode offered up by the NBC daytime drama.  This time it’s Hope (Kristian Alfonso) who will take a journey as she is visited by many of the men from her past to help her through an emotional time.

Chief among them is the return of Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) who is integral to the episode as the late Bo Brady, also be on the lookout for: Andrew Masset as Hope’s first husband Larry Welch,  and Joseph Mascolo as Stefano DiMera, Hope’s arch-nemesis and the man she murdered.

And look for a very special moment indeed when Hope reconnects with the grown-up version of her little boy Zack, who perished in a heartbreaking story in 2006, after he was hit by car driven by Bo’s daughter Chelsea.

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Actor Scott Shilstone will be portraying the all grown-up version of Bo and Hope’s son, which should surely bring out the hankies for longtime DAYS fans.

Just what the outcome of all these “visits” for Hope will be and how it wil affect her relationships in the present with Rafe (Galen Gering) and Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove), DAYS fans will have to tune-in and find out.

So, excited to see Peter Reckell, Andrew Masset, Joseph Mascolo and Scott Shilstone as Zack in this upcoming episode? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Sounds interesting but will wait and see if its as good as Jen’s episode…Patricia Barry who played Hope and Julie’s mom Addie is now 93 years old…too bad she is no longer acting…it would have been nice had she made a cameo!!!

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

Grown up Zack looks like he would be Chad’s brother…

Tom84
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Tom84

Wouldn’t Patricia Barry making a comeback have been fantastic!!

Topaz Dupree
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Topaz Dupree

That would be great. Patricia Barry is now 94 years old.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

We might be surprised, Jimmy. Patricia Barry could make an appearance. BTW, I googled Patricia Barry…The top of the Google page says she was born November 16, 1921 (94 years old) according to Wikipedia, but when clicking Wikipedia the year born is 1922 (93 years old). I hope she knows when she was born. If not, I wouldn’t count on an appearance and if she does appear, years from now Wikipedia may say said appearance was in two different years, LOL!

Max
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Max

How heart wrenching that story was with Zack. Just reading that I need a hankie already.

James Howard
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James Howard

Bring Zack from the dead. It’s possible. Put Shilstone on contract. GH brought back Jake from the dead to give Luke peace and closure. Andre could have kept Zack. Zack returns with no memory and reconnects with Hope which could help her a lot.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

It should be thrilling!

Cindy
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Cindy

I can’t wait for this episode. I LOVE Peter Reckell. I wish that NBC could talk him in to coming back. Days is not the same without him. Bope is Day’s greatest love story of all time and it always will be. Bo was such an important part of Salem. I know I will need lots of tissues when this episode airs. Peter and Kristen’s chemistry together is off the charts. They are at their best when they are together. Love them both. I will ALWAYS want Bo Brady back in Salem. Maybe one day he will come back to… Read more »

mary
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mary

I would love for Peter to come back full time. However, I understand why he left DOL. Peter has a young daughter who needs more of his time not less. And after 30 years on DOL, Peter more than likely wanted to move on to a different life away from Los Angeles. Which is way he moved his family to Oregon.

Mark
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Mark

Can’t wait!

Rj
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Rj

They should have Patrick ‘revisit’ her – they were great together! 🙂

ally
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ally

I glad bo will be back and her son

damien
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damien

damn… too bad… besides these special events, days is unbearable right now…
unfortunate because possiblities like these prove how much potential days has if only it had the right people at the helm

Tim S.
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Tim S.

Agree.. def been skipping watching episodes these days.. not worth my time….

Kathy Richardson
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Kathy Richardson

Especially and ALWAYS excited to see Peter (Bo). He has been missed so much. I can appreciate his reasoning to stay home to enjoy his daughter but his fans really love and miss him terribly. He had such incredible chemistry with Kristen (Hope) that it is hard to replicate with anyone else. He is such a talented actor and we miss his antics with friend Steve, and on screen wife Hope. I love you Peter and it will be so awesome to see you again. Too bad they brought you back for the 50th for such a short time. Everyone’s… Read more »

Carla. cannon
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Carla. cannon

ALL OF THE PHENOMENAL ACTORS, WE NEED PETER RECKELL TO COME HOME TO SEAM AND STAY,THERE IS TO MUCH MISSING WITH HIM NOT ON THE SHOW PLEASE COME BACK TO US, U ARE SO MISSED BY SO MEANY, much love to you

Susan
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Susan

I thinK Peter made it clear that after 30 years he is no longer wants to be Bo Brady. Then there is the commute from Oregon to Los Angeles. Peter may not wan to do that.

Vanessa Brewer
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Vanessa Brewer

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out for Hope. I love Days, been watching cents I was a teen & now I’m a mom, wow how time flies. <3 Love you guys & gals of Days, keep up the great acting & I will be watching for sure. <3 xo

blake
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blake

Days seems good at bringing people back for short term stints. I’m glad Peter Reckell came back for an episode but the show is not good enough to watch on a regular basis anymore sadly.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

What is it with Days and their character biopics? Is this a precursor to the beginning of the end of DOOL as we know it?

blake
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blake

Guiding Light did it for like a year or so in it’s final years. Every Wednesday was focused on a character or couple, and they even did fantasy things also. So this seems like the same thing.

lou piikes
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lou piikes

That’s what I’m worried about, cancellation.These alone stand alone episodes does nothing for the ratings.

Mary Castle
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Mary Castle

HI MICHAEL : TY HAVE NOT WATCHED SINCE NOV. THERE ARE SOME WONDERFUL ACTORS FROM DOOL I MISS,WATCHED FROM 1965 I WILL WATCH 6/8 BUT I STILL BELIEVE THE GLUE THAT HELD IT TOGETHER FROM 1983 WAS FRANCES REID & PETER RECKELL THEY LOVED EACH OTHER ON & OFF SCREEN & IT CAME ACROSS AS MAGIC THE TOTAL LOVE OF FAMILY !!! THEN IT WAS THE AWESOME TRUE LOVE OF BO/HOPE AS A VIEWER FROM THE START B/H & B/A GAVE US THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FANTASY OF TRUE LOVE WHERE WE COULD GO FOR A FEW MIN. & OUT OF… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

DAYS’ special, stand-alone episodes have been really good and I’m sure this will be no exception! On a day-to-day basis, I’ve been losing interest because there are NO good, involving love stories. But episodes like the Jack&Jennifer one last week, and this upcoming Bo&Hope one, remind me how great DAYS used to be, and I will watch if only for old-times’ sake.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I used to like the character Hope, but over the last year they change her essence that I am not interested in a whole episode devoted to her, even with the blasts from the past and clips that will come with it. Also the character is in most episodes, so I rather have a episode featuring a character who rarely gets any air time

Brianna
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Brianna

Cant wait, this is hopefully gonna b a tear jerker! I really hope the writers’s do it wonderfully!!!
I absolutely loved Jenn’s! IMO

Reney
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Reney

This episode sounds like it is going to be really good and emotional.It will be nice to see Bo and Larry again.The Zack character all grown up is a nice added touch.Hope seeing Zack again is going to be very touching.

Mo
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Mo

I wish they would stop with these stand alone episodes. Once a year, okay, but three or four no. Especially when we’ve just had two fairly close together. And frankly, I’m not all that interested in this idea. Let’s move on with story.

blake
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blake

Guiding Light did this in their final years with a stand alone episode every Wednesday and it was a horrible thing even back then.

Jo Gozze
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Jo Gozze

I can’t wait to see Bo and Hope together again and all the rest of the people coming back l wish Bo was coming back for good he is truly missed

Carolyn Harman
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Carolyn Harman

I wish Days would just relocate people out of Salem that way they could return at times needed, Quit killing off people and then bringing all of the ghost back! I love Bo to, but he does not want to be on the show anymore. Please get a husband and wife team going like Alice and Tom. So tired of watching things that are on the dark side. Get back to some fun in the show, we hear and see enough cruel things happening in the real world, let us escape to a make believe world for and hour each… Read more »

Telisa Holcomb
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Telisa Holcomb

I really wish you guys would leave things alone. It is just more saddness

ANITA TOOMAJANIAN
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ANITA TOOMAJANIAN

I really miss Peter Reckell! Days just is not the same without him… I met Peter in 1985, he is an awesome actor and a wonderful person!

dmr
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dmr

Let the past few months all be a dream (Dallas) and bring little Ciara and little Chase back to our screens; get rid of the BORING, no-talent teen scene!

blake
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blake

No kidding! God forbid they just let the young Ciara grow into a teenager. Huge mistake.

Beth
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Beth

I seem to only tune in to DOOL for these “very special episodes”. They’re a good idea, I guess, but once they’re done, I tune back out. The stories just don’t interest me at all. But I think it’s a great idea to do an episode which features Hope and her long history on the show, and I love the idea of seeing Zack, and of course, having PR back for any amount of time. I’ll be there for Bope and Zack.

Suzie
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Suzie

I miss the Old Days like crazy!! It seems interesting to me though that they would bring back a character like Zach for one episode. This also meant finding the perfect actor to play grown up Zach just for one or two episodes. I’m wondering if Zach is still alive?? This could be the beginning of a awesome new storyline and bring Bo back periodically until hopefully he does come back for good. Who thought that we would see him again on Days as Bo so soon. This gives me hope for a returning Bo. I still don’t understand why… Read more »

Devanie Haroney
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Devanie Haroney

they should bring Zack back again in a dream to Ciara to help her through things like he did with Hope. wish they never killed him off he turned out to be such a little Hottie. Hope needs all of her children with her.

Rose
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Rose

Can Days ever remember JT? There is another little boy out there that Bo and Hope were raising as their own until he was returned to his actual parents. I hate that he is never mentioned!

maile
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maile

It was great great great to see all the men with hope.l taped and watched it also and watched it over and over again,crying

maile
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maile

Thanks for the storyline this is what your fans and the Kleenex company need

Devanie Haroney
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Devanie Haroney

wish Zack could stay he turned out so cute! just like his brother Shawn would love to see Hope have all her children with her 🙂

Devanie Haroney
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Devanie Haroney

what i don’t get is that Claire was a baby when Zack was alive how is it that her and Ciara are the same age? wouldn’t Zack be older then her same with Theo?

Sayyeda
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Sayyeda

Peter

I Am huge fan of you on the nbc days star’s I really huge fan of you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Where is your character within this?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEVIN:  Hell yes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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