Daytime Confidential was the first to report earlier on Wednesday (May 9) that Marci Miller has decided to leave Days of our Lives at the end of her contract and that Kate Mansi will return to the role of Abigail Deveraux.
Soap Opera Digest reports that Miller (who joined the soap following Mansi’s exit in 2016) will wrap up filming later this month. Mansi, who played Abigail from 2011-2016 and earned an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy in 2017, will be back filming this summer for a “short-term return.” The Abigail switch is expected to take place on screen in six months due to DAYS’ filming schedule.
This week on Days of our Lives: Victor (John Aniston) tries to persuade Brady (Eric Martsolf) not to marry Eve (Kassie DePaiva) by tempting him with an intriguing offer on Monday (May 14). Leo (Greg Rikaart) learns he has a surprising new boss. Theresa (Jen Lilley) faces an old adversary. Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) asks Paul (Christopher Sean) to help him find Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin). Theresa makes a deal with the devil for her freedom on Tuesday (May 15). J.J. (Casey Moss) and Eve have an unexpected encounter. Steve (Stephen Nichols) secretly asks Roman (Josh Taylor) for a favour. Inspired by Brady and Eve, John (Drake Hogestyn) makes a suggestion to Marlena (Deidre Hall).
On Wednesday (May 16), Abigail (Marci Miller) argues against Justin’s (Wally Kurth) legal advice. Stefan (Tyler Christopher) and Kate (Lauren Koslow) face off. Justin and Rafe (Galen Gering) have good news for Gabi (Camila Banus), who’s still troubled by Abigail’s actions. Marlena and John make a decision about the future. Gabi inadvertently drops a bomb on Abigail. Chad (Billy Flynn) and Stefan have a violent encounter. Rafe finally decides to grant Hope (Kristian Alfonso) her wish. Leo lures Sonny (Freddie Smith) deeper into his trap.
Abigail angrily confronts Stefan on Friday (May 18). Xander (Paul Telfer) brings Theresa back to Salem! John and Marlena make wedding plans. Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Steve learn there may be a chance for Steve to get his eyesight back.
Here’s what’s happening in Salem during the week of May 21:
- Brady is shocked to find his past waiting for him at home.
- Will (Chandler Massey) finds a new clue in Dr. Rolf’s diary.
- Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) supports Abigail, who is ready to accept responsibility for her actions.
- Xander taunts Jennifer about her relationship with Eric (Greg Vaughan).
- Theresa guilts Eve into leaving Brady.
- In Mexico, John and Paul attempt to rescue Chloe.
Days of our Lives airs weekdays on Global and NBC. Canadian viewers can catch up on demand, on the Global Go App (which is now also available on Apple TV) and on GlobalTV.com.