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DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Days of Our Lives (DOOL) could’ve best described 2017 as the “year of the comeback” with Will Horton and Sami Brady returning to the land of Salem and turning the town upside down with controversy. While DOOL fans have loved seeing these two return, there are a plethora of Days past personalities that they’d also like to see on the small screen once again. Below are 12 DOOL characters fans are desperate to see make a comeback.
Billie Reed returned earlier this year to help John Black out of a sticky spy situation; however, many fans were disappointed that her comeback was so short-lived. It felt like she was in Salem for only a few episodes and then vanished once again. Many Days’ fans would love to see Billie come back in a large way and truly dive right into storylines for a much longer time.
While Jennifer Horton and Eric Brady make an interesting couple, many long-time DOOL fans would like to see Frankie return. Not only did Jenn and Frankie have incredible chemistry, but he also treated her right. Perhaps its time to ditch the Eric/Jenn romance and bring Frankie back to Salem.
Speaking of Frankie, his little brother Max was once an integral part of Salem’s teen scene. Sadly, poor Max didn’t have many options when it came to romance and seemingly dated members of his own adoptive family. Things have changed a lot in Salem since then. Perhaps if he returned he could find a new love interest that didn’t have the Brady last name.
Now that’s a name that may have newer DOOL fans scratching their heads. April was a huge Days’ character in the late 1980s, early 1990s who dominated screen time in Salem. She hit massive super couple status with Mike Horton and even dated Nick Corelli. April left town in 1991, never to be seen or heard from again, but there are fans out there that wished she’d make a big return.
Speaking of April, why not bring Mike Horton back too? As part of the Horton family, it would be easy to place him back in DOOL storylines. With Mike Horton being the most recast character in Days’ history, the show has a plethora of options when it comes to approaching actors. In all seriousness, many Days’ fans simply miss Horton. After all, he graced daytime screens for over three decades before he was plucked from storylines.
Sister to Rafe, Gabi, and Dario, Arianna Hernandez had a short stay in Salem but created a lasting impact. She entered DOOL in the summer of 2009 and, by the following year, she was tragically killed in a car accident. Regardless of this, she connected well with the fans and had an incredible romance with Brady Black. While the chances of her returning are slim because of how she died, some fans still miss her and wish there was a way to bring her back.
When Kristen DiMera revealed that E.J. was alive and well in late 2017, many DOOL fans rejoiced. This certainly opens up a huge door for a DiMera return and, with so much happening with that family right now, E.J. could certainly stir things up tremendously if he came back to the show. Could you imagine the look on Stefan’s face when he realizes E.J.’s alive? It would be priceless! Here’s hoping that is a possibility in the near future.
Speaking of family drama, the Kiriakis family is causing plenty of this in Salem right now. Even though Brady, Victor, and Sonny are at odds, adding another male into the fold would certainly make things interesting. Philip has a long history in the little town and fans have watched the character grow from a baby to a boy to a teenager and now man. Many would love nothing more than to see Philip return to cause some more chaos in the Kiriakis mansion.
DOOL fans do love the Hortons, and another familiar face from the past to hit this list is Melissa Horton, an extremely popular character in the 1980s and 1990s. She had some incredible love affairs with Pete Jennings, Jack Deveraux, and Emilio Ramirez, and bonded closely with cousins Hope and Jennifer. Melissa was last seen on Days in 2010 when she came back to town for Mickey’s funeral.
Whatever happened to Bo and Billie’s daughter, Chelsea? Well, she ended up moving to London to be closer to her mom, but DOOL fans have heard little more about this spitfire since. She had an explosive start when she strolled into Salem and, while she was a bit of bad girl at first, it turned out that she had quite the heart of gold. Many Days’ fans miss her spunk. Maybe it’s time for a big return?
Speaking of Bo, considering how he passed away in November 2015, it would be very hard to bring him back to Salem. That doesn’t mean that fans can’t hope, wish, and pray that there is some sort of chance that he could return? Hey, if Will Horton can make a comeback, why not Bo?
Every time Jack Deveraux returns to Days as a ghost, his fans are reminded of why they miss him so much. Jack was good looking, funny, quirky, and his chemistry with Jennifer was phenomenal. Much like Bo, it’ll be virtually impossible to bring him in for a comeback; however, fans miss him and they want to see him back on that small daytime screen on the regular and would wholeheartedly welcome a comeback in any capacity.