DAYS Previews & Casting Shocker: Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith to Exit


chandler massey freddie smith leaving days of our lives

Days of our Lives fans were shocked to learn that Chandler Massey (Will) and Freddie Smith (Sonny) will be exiting the series this fall. Smith announced their shocking departure on his podcast. Later in the week, Massey joined Smith to discuss the shocking news. Click here to watch the podcast.

Meanwhile, Galen Gering is also reportedly exiting the show this fall. Gering joined the soap in 2008 following the cancellation of Passions.

This week on Days of our Lives: Lani (Sal Stowers) crashes Gabi (Camila Banus) and Eli’s (Lamon Archey) wedding on Monday (February 17). Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) collapses! Gabi makes a huge admission. Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) separately recall their last Valentine’s Day together.

Doug (Bill Hayes) reflects on his 50 years in Salem on Tuesday (February 18). Rafe (Galen Gering) arrests Gabi! Lani attempts to explain her actions to Eli. Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) receives sad news about a loved one.

On Wednesday (February 19), Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) is shocked by “Steve’s” (Stephen Nichols) revelation. Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John (Drake Hogestyn) have a romantic Valentine’s Day. Hattie (also Deidre Hall) and Roman (Josh Taylor) share s sweet moment. Rafe and Justin (Wally Kurth) try to track down Kayla.

Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) has an unsettling dream about Rachel on Thursday (February 20). Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) receives hopeful news about Mackenzie! Ciara (Victoria Konefal) shares with Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) her theory about Jordan’s killer. Sonny asks Will why he hasn’t filed the divorce papers.

On Friday (February 21), Will questions Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) about the night of the accident. Sarah is shocked when she learns the identity of Mickey’s bone marrow match. Ciara resorts to desperate measures to stop Rafe from arresting Ben. Gabi faces a bleak future.

Coming up in Salem during the week of February 24:

  • Gabi uses a stunning revelation to her advantage.
  • Valerie (Vanessa Williams) and Julie urge Eli to work things out with Lani.
  • Eli and Lani reunite!
  • Ben prepares for his execution.
  • Rafe confronts Evan (Brock Kelly) about his deceit.
  • Ben says goodbye to Clyde (James Read) before his execution begins.

Best & Worst of 2019: Check out the best and worst soap moments of 2019 here.

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


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