Sadly I havent watch Days of our lives in years, but I still seep up with reading articles. this board and watching promos. Im sad to hear Kristian Alfonso is leaving, I think Hope belongs on the show. I know about the storylines aren't the best and the budget isn't there anymore, but I believe there is a lot more story for Hope then for Kayla and Steve or John and Marlena. I think Kristian is right that the writers failed with Aiden and Rafe. There was some spark and connection. I do believe a new love interest would be awesome.
In my opinion Days is too much about plot twist then about characters and who they are and what they want in life. The story should be more about the characters we started to love and care about. Kristian sounds nothing but thankful about her time on the show and she is in her right to be upset about being asked to leave for 4-5 months. Who said she was going to be asked back if the writers didn't want to write the promised story 10 months ago.
I'm afraid something is coming up that brings Hope & Rafe back together and they leave together and they use that. Hope would never go back to Rafe.