12 Soap Opera Character Returns That Totally Disappointed Fans
In this day and age, a character return isn’t a shocking as it used to be. With the internet and social media, things get leaked out pretty fast in the land of soap operas, and many times shows reveal the comeback news in an effort to win some viewers back to their soap. This doesn’t mean character returns can’t be incredible, and anyone can point to the real Jason returning on General Hospital (GH), as well as Will Horton’s return on Days of Our Lives (DOOL), as returns that truly rocked daytime drama fans. Sadly, as good as the two examples above are, there are times where character returns aren’t so epic. Below are 12 soap opera character returns that totally disappointed fans.
12. DOOL’s Sami Brady
Speaking of Will Horton’s return, when his mom Sami stormed into to town her return felt like a tornado hit. She whirled in and out in a blink of an eye, and left a little bit of destruction behind. There are those DOOL fans that love Sami on the show and there are those that could do without her; however, everyone can agree that Sami’s return was a little too short and sweet. Good news for Sami fans, she’s set to return to the show (again) shortly.
11. Y&R’s Billy Abbott
When Billy Miller stepped out of the Billy Abbott role in 2014, the character had a brief hiatus. Original (teen years) Billy, played by David Tom, would reprise his role; however, when he returned, his portrayal of Billy Abbott didn’t feel the same. It didn’t take long (mere months) for Y&R producers to give Tom the ax, and Burgess Jenkins stepped into the role.