In the world of daytime drama, fans grow very attached to the over-the-top characters who grace us with their presence daily. There are many reasons why characters leave the show — it can be due to contract negations, or the fact that the actor/actress who plays the role is simply pursuing other opportunities. Sometimes characters move on due to lagging storylines, to spice up the story or simply for shock value. Regardless of what the reason might be, when these characters leave, daytime audiences miss them terribly. As such, below is an overview of just some of the soap opera characters who deserve to make a comeback.
6. Shane Donovan – Days of Our Lives
In the early ‘80s, Shane Donovan was a staple on Days of Our Lives (DOOL), keeping an eye on Stefano DiMera, and living up the super couple life with Kimberly Brady. With English accent in tow, the handsome ISA agent made fans swoon with his intellect, and romantic streak. With Days currently relying on its older cast members to keep things interesting, bringing back Steve Johnson, Kayla Brady, and a momentary revival of Bo Brady. Maybe it’s time to think about giving Shane a comeback? His daughters Teresa and Eve have settled nicely in Salem, he has a grandson to get to know in Tate, and there are probably several different angles that could help tear him away from where ever he is now, and bring him back to DOOL.