— Days of our Lives fans were heartbroken on Friday (Nov. 20) when Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) died in Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) arms. The actor has given Soap Opera Digest his exit interview. In a preview posted online, Reckell tells the magazine “What’s keeping me from saying, ‘Killing Bo? That’s not a good idea,’ is… what I discovered over the past three years, and that is being a dad. And the important role that I have in my daughter’s life… As important and as wonderful and inspirational as being Bo Brady is, this job of being Loden’s dad is more important for me at this time.”
Too bad. Bo and Hope were magic these past couple of weeks. It’s unfortunate that Bo spent more time being locked up during Reckell’s return. I know many fans would have had Bo back in Salem a bit longer, even if it was to say goodbye to all his family and friends.
— What about Hope? She’ll all be about revenge and will track down the infamous Dr. Malcolm next Thursday (Dec. 3). Will Rafe (Galen Gering) stop Hope from making a huge mistake on Friday (Dec. 4)?
— As for the rest of Salem: Belle (Martha Madison) returns tomorrow (Nov. 25). Shawn (Jason Cook) that leaves her heartbroken on Wednesday (Dec. 2) and the next day, she’ll get sucked into Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) “mess.”
Chad (Billy Flynn) attempts to rescue Abigail (Kate Mansi) from Ben (Robert Scott Wilson). Lani (Sal Stowers) and JJ (Casey Moss) take off to search for Abigail.
— John Paul Lavoisier assumes the role of Philip Kiriakis beginning Thursday, Dec. 10! From 2002 until 2012, Lavoisier appeared on One Life to Live as Rex Balsam. The actor also appeared on E!’s Dirty Soap in 2011.
— In an exclusive to 24 Hours, web producer Bryan James is suing General Hospital star Bryan Craig (Morgan) for “contractual fraud” over his agreement to appear on the digital series Youthful Daze. A hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 31. James also claims that Craig slashed his tires and has been harassing him at his home.
— Coming up next week on The Bold and the Beautiful: Liam (Scott Clifton) is confused as to why Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is so concerned with Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) and Wyatt’s (Darin Brooks) relationship. Things heat up for Bill (Don Diamond) and Katie (Heather Tom). Deceptions are revealed. Will someone be forgiven? The wrong kind of sparks fly backstage at a Forrester fashion show.
— Veteran actor David Canary passed away on Nov. 16 of natural causes at the age of 77. Following primetime stints on Peyton Place and Bonanza, the actor began his career in daytime in 1978 with roles on Search for Tomorrow, The Doctors and Another World. In 1984 he began his 27-year run on All My Children as David and Stuart Chandler. Canary passed away at an assisted living community and the family has asked that donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.