— Alison Sweeney returned to Days of our Lives this week as Sami Brady returns to Salem to bury her eldest son, Will Horton (Guy Wilson). Fans aren’t taking the Necktie Killer’s latest victim and neither is Sweeney. The actress shared her reaction with Soap Opera Digest, telling the magazine that killing off the legacy character was a big mistake. “Completely honestly, I was angry. I felt betrayed and hurt they were doing it. I had a crazy reaction that I didn’t want to do it and I didn’t want to go be a part of it because I was upset. And then I felt like I went through the five stages of grief.”
The character of Will has played such an integral part int he fabric of DAYS and the character of Sami for well over 18 years, even before his conception. Sami schemed to get her sister, Carrie’s (Christie Clarke), man, Austin (played by both Patrick Muldoon and Austin Peck). She then lied about Will’s paternity — it was really Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), giving soap fans LUMI. We had Will’s relationships with his grandmothers Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate (Lauren Koslow), his coming out (when he was played by Chandler Massey) to his marriage to Sonny (Freddie Smith).
Looks like Sweeney also agrees with many fans who think that the show should have just sent Will out of town and then recast the role down the line. “I am sorry they did it, but, of course, I had to go there and mourn. I think there are other ways they could have handled it. It breaks my heart that there is no Will anymore. There have been a lot of storylines that I haven’t agreed with, but I have always understood the motive behind them and the value of getting the audience riled up. But this particular story point is something that I just don’t agree with and I didn’t from the moment they told me. And I don’t understand why they did it,” Sweeney continues in Digest.
Guy Wilson also discussed his exit with SOD and understands that the decision to let him go was purely business. “All the characters who have fallen victim to the serial killer, none of it had to do with problems with the actor or personality. It was purely business, and it was all in an effort to revitalize the show and create story space to bring back some iconic characters like Bo and Patch.
Look for Days of our Lives to air Will’s funeral next Monday (Oct. 19) as Andre (Thaoo Penghlis) shows up and causes a commotion. Sonny heads out of Salem on Thursday (Oct. 22). As for Sami, she makes a decision about a letter she receives about EJ. Meanwhile, Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) admits to someone that he’s the Necktie Killer on Tuesday (Oct. 20).
Elsewhere in Salem: Adrienne (Judi Evans) blows up at Justin (Wally Kurth) when she feels that he’s trying to control her life. Patch (Stephen Nichols) and Bo (Peter Reckell) finally reunite on Friday (Oct. 23), but not under the best circumstances. Shawn (Jason Cook) returns to find Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove) celebrating their upcoming wedding.
— Coming up on The Bold and the Beautiful: Look for Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) to keep her pregnancy a secret from Pam (Alley Mills), Charlie (Dick Christie) and Liam (Scott Clifton)… But it’ll be Brooke that she should be worried about. Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) knows Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) is shooting blanks, so will she become suspicious when she finds about the big news? How long until Thomas (Pierson Fodé) finds out he’s the father of Caroline’s baby? Stay tuned!
— This will be good: Maya (Karla Mosley) and Nicole’s (Reign Edwards) parents, Julius (Obba Babatundé) and Vivienne (Anna Maria Horsford) relocate to Los Angeles beginning Oct. 22! Check out the full scoop from TV Insider — including how they’ll factor in with Maya and Rick (Jacob Young) asking Nicole to be their surrogate, here.
— Surprise! Elizabeth Hendrickson returned to The Young and the Restless on the Canadian episode airing Friday, Oct. 9. Now word yet how long Chloe is back.
— Bradford Anderson was so happy that General Hospital asked him to come back as Spinelli that he signed on before even finding out if they had a story for him.
— Canadian Coronation Street fans: the live episode is finally here. The episode which aired live in the UK on September 23 will air Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. on CBC and will be a full hour. The central story will be the Platts vs. Callum (Sean Ward). David (Jack P. Shepherd) and Kylie (Paul Lane) look to get rid of their enemy and keep Max safe. Sarah (Tina O’Brien) tries to get Callum to incriminate himself. Lloyd (Craig Charles) and Andrea’s (Hayley Tamaddon) leaving party gets underway in the Rovers. Anna (Debbie Rush) and Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) throw an Orient Express-themed party for Roy (David Neilson).