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Yet people want Eileen Davidson back on this crapfest of a show, really? I can't imagine she'd get any better of treatment and if it means bringing her back but losing someone like PR, I'll keep PR, thanks

I doubt it has anything to do with Eileen Davidson.

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I have to laugh at everyone tripping over each other to say Eileen Davidson will be the second coming. Nope, Days, you can't catch lightning in a bottle twice.

ED will be met with great fanfare, then Tomlin and company will botch the story and people will complain.

Lather, rinse, repeat. Pass. :)

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I have to laugh at everyone tripping over each other to say Eileen Davidson will be the second coming. Nope, Days, you can't catch lightning in a bottle twice.

ED will be met with great fanfare, then Tomlin and company will botch the story and people will complain.

Lather, rinse, repeat. Pass. :)

Bingo. I picture her return being handled the same way Louise Sorels was which was a total bust. Plus I don't want to see John, Marlena, Kristian round 500.

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From the beginning this sounded like it was about the money and while it is not fair, soap actors are going to have to accept salary cuts or they will be out of work. There is no such thing as tough negotiations any more. Hopefully, he has been smart with his money and has a nest egg to keep him going.

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I still can't imagine DAYS without Bo...I was more okay with John/Marlena leaving a few years ago than I am with no Bo/Hope and I'm not even a huge fan of either couple. There's just something so natural between KA and PR that a lot of Soap couples no longer have.

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This sucks. Peter R/Bo is one of my favs on the show. I hope they kill off Bo because it sets up for a better story for the present and for the future. This way Hope gets to legitimatey move on and we won't get to see Bo/Hope get a divorce, Bo moves out of town and leaves Hope and Ciara. So when Hope moves on with someone new, Peter R./Bo returns in a year or so, or when it's announced that the show is cancelled so Bo can return for the final months.

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This sucks. Peter R/Bo is one of my favs on the show. I hope they kill off Bo because it sets up for a better story for the present and for the future. This way Hope gets to legitimatey move on and we won't get to see Bo/Hope get a divorce, Bo moves out of town and leaves Hope and Ciara. So when Hope moves on with someone new, Peter R./Bo returns in a year or so, or when it's announced that the show is cancelled so Bo can return for the final months.

They don't need to get a divorce, remember? LoL

I'm actually surprised by how much his exit has affected me. He was my DAYS hero. He's the first guy I think of when I think of a soap opera leading man. Not having Bo Brady around will be a bitch of contentment. Plus, Roman hasn't been Roman since 1994 and I've always hated John Black and everything he represents so that there's no one on the show that could truly take Bo's place as the hero of the show saddens me even more.

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I still can't imagine DAYS without Bo...I was more okay with John/Marlena leaving a few years ago than I am with no Bo/Hope and I'm not even a huge fan of either couple.

I think both couples are played out, but with J&M we at least got a two and a half year break from them. Bo and Hope haven't had a good story since 2003, I wouldn't have a problem with both of them leaving. Sure it might be interesting to see what they do with Hope since this would be the first time she's without Bo but Kristian Alfonso is such a bad actress these days so I'm not sure.

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They don't need to get a divorce, remember? LoL

Oh right! LOL Well, breaking up then.

I'm actually surprised by how much his exit has affected me. He was my DAYS hero. He's the first guy I thinking of when I think of a soap opera leading man. Not having Bo Brady around will be a bitch of contentment. Plus, Roman hasn't been Roman since 1994 and I've always hated John Black and everythign he represents so that there's no one on the show that could truly take Bo's place as the hero of the show saddens me even more.

I see Bo was the DAYS hero too. :( His beach scene with Roman in the early 80's is one of my favorite scenes.

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I think there is some validity to these actors still expecting pay these shows can't afford but I never thought Reckell was one of them. He an KA I believe have taken huge paycuts twice.

And I still think Bo is more tent pole than any of the other big 4. He's become the cornerstone of the Brady family regardless of how often they use him. If WN were still playing Roman it would be totally diff. Plus while I'm not a Bo and Hope fan, they just don't come across hokey and OTT like John and Marlena and yes even Jack and Jennifer. They just seem very easy, natural, and fit. But that's what happens when the show ignores or writes off 20 somethings like Shawn and Chelsea who's stories these 2 should be supporting now.

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It's called the audience not knowing what it wants. The audience claims it wants to see the younger set developed more and then bitches when it happens (aw, you're taking air time away from our precious vets!!) No younger set to focus on means nothing really concrete for these characters to play off.

I didn't agree with how Doug and Julie were ripped to pieces in 1983-84 to prop up Bo and Hope, but the overall story made much more sense back then and there weren't as many holes to fill in. And the younger set integrated nicely with the cast back then.

If we could have the 80s way of casting and storylines combined with the current group, Days might be save-able. Just my thoughts.

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It's called the audience not knowing what it wants. The audience claims it wants to see the younger set developed more and then bitches when it happens (aw, you're taking air time away from our precious vets!!) No younger set to focus on means nothing really concrete for these characters to play off.

I didn't agree with how Doug and Julie were ripped to pieces in 1983-84 to prop up Bo and Hope, but the overall story made much more sense back then and there weren't as many holes to fill in. And the younger set integrated nicely with the cast back then.

If we could have the 80s way of casting and storylines combined with the current group, Days might be save-able. Just my thoughts.

The reason people complain is because they DON'T develope the younger set like they did in the past. Now they just throw them in frontburner stories right away and they all have the same personality, nothing that separates them from the other. Most fans would rather see their favorites in poorly written stories than new characters in poorly written stories. Because that is the main problem, the awful writing. All characters are victims of this but especially the new ones because the vets at least have history and past stories to live on.

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Either the episode guarantee was going down so no possible storyline or he's so disgusted with how piss poor the writing has been for him for years that he's bailing.

Eileen Davidson is a whole other story when it comes to DAYS. If she returns it certainly wouldn't be to replace Peter Reckell, the characters they play are polar opposites.

Or, honestly, he's been doing the same job basically nonstop for 17 years, and the pay has gotten smaller while the workload has gotten less accommodating. The guy has a young son and is in his mid-50s. Short of offering him exorbitant money they don't have, maybe there was nothing they could've done to keep him aboard.

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