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Soap Opera Digest June 22, 2020

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4 min.
bryan r. dattilo on days return

“I guess I have a title, which I like. I’m The Comeback Kid,” smiles Bryan R. Dattilo, reflecting on his latest DAYS return as Lucas Horton. “I never like leaving, but coming back is always fun.” Dattilo’s return hasn’t been all smooth sailing, however. “I still don’t have a parking pass on the lot,” he admits. “Every time I go through security, I’m stuck at the gate. A couple of times they were like, ‘You’re not on the list. Sorry.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m an actor on the show. I swear. Bryan Dattilo. Stage 42.’ I have to give a speech to the guy.” This time around, Lucas resurfaces in Salem, chasing after his runaway daughter, Allie, who’s pregnant. Dattilo wasn’t aware of the story twist until he got on set. “They…

2 min.
days: claire reveals her connection to gwen

Claire visits Ciara and shares that she’s staying in Salem with Marlena and John and she wants to make amends. Ciara surprises Claire by revealing that she has already forgiven her. “Claire didn’t expect it to be so easy,” notes her portrayer, Olivia Rose Keegan. “She’s not ready to wrap her head around the fact that Ciara has already forgiven her when she hasn’t forgiven herself. So there’s definitely a transition period with that, with her [trying] to wrap her mind around the fact that everything could be okay and maybe she doesn’t have to work as hard as she thought she would.” Claire says that if Ciara really means it, she’ll let Claire be her maid of honor. Ciara is reluctant, but promises to talk it over with Ben. “Knowing…

4 min.
emily o’brien marks soap comeback on days

It’s taken a few tries, but Emily O’Brien has finally found her perfect fit at DAYS, portraying Gwen, Claire’s mysterious fellow inmate at Bayview sanitarium, who also happens to be Jake’s ex-girlfriend. “It was for the best, because this role feels good,” notes O’Brien. “It’s like a puzzle piece. I feel so comfortable because Gwen is so colorful, and there’s so much room to play.” The actress initially read for the role of Sarah Horton back in 2018. “I went in three times and screen-tested with Greg Vaughan [Eric], but I wasn’t right for that. They just envisioned somebody different,” recounts O’Brien. “A year later my agent called and said, ‘Will you go in and read for this other role?’ I remember going in and it was very ominous in the room.…

2 min.
days: sarah and brady head to bed

Sarah coaxes Brady into upping their revenge plot against Xander by really sleeping together, insisting it’s what the baby-switching culprit deserves. “Brady’s very hesitant and skeptical about it at first,” previews his portrayer, Eric Martsolf. “He just dropped Kristen off at the train station a few days earlier. I think he knows, deep down, that he’s not going to be able to go through with this. But Sarah’s pretty convincing. She wants them to go all the way so it feels real. She’s like, ‘Brady, you know what Xander did to us. Do you really want him to get the last word?’ So Brady tries to let that be his fuel.” The pair heads to the bedroom to hit the sheets, just as Xander turns to Maggie for help in winning…

1 min.
the latest cast changes

who’s coming DAYS OF OUR LIVES Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip Kiriakis): Johnson, who recently reprised the role he first played in 1999 for the DOOL App series “Last Blast Reunion”, will return to the broadcast show this summer. Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain): The actress will be back in Salem this summer. The role was temporarily played by Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) from 2018-19. GENERAL HOSPITAL Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome), Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer), Robin Christopher (Skye Quartermaine), Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos), Ted King (Lorenzo Alcazar), Natalia Livingston (Emily Bowen-Quartermaine), Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio), Sebastian Roché (Jerry Jacks/“Mr. Craig”), Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri): These actors are among the former cast members who will appear this week in GH’s rebroadcast episodes of key moments between Sonny (Maurice Benard)…

1 min.
star shots of the week

INSTAGRAM/SARPY; INSTAGRAM/MINSHEW; SHRINER/TWITTER; INSTAGRAM/SWEENEY; INSTAGRAM/BUDIG…