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    Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols Let go From Days. (Updated)

    Tuesday, February 17 2009

    Updated February 17:

    It appears today’s episode, February 17, was the final airdate for Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and Stephen Nichols (Steve).

    As Ken Corday (Executive Producer, Days) promised in Soap Opera Digest, their exit wasn’t dramatic or ‘significant’, as their last scenes showed them in the hospital talking to Stephanie about her love life, learning Hope lost her badge, and Steve telling his wife she needed to concentrate on recovering from Hope shooting her.

    To read the full recap of the episode click here.

    Hopefully they’ll pop up again in the future, but for now, we must bid adieu to the Johnson’s.

    Originally posted February 3:

    It's been a mere few weeks since we said goodbye to popular supercouple, "Jarlena" Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn,(Marlena and John Black). We've barely had time to digest their firing before learning that last year's lead actor nominee, Thaao Penghlis was also let go. Now we are saddened once again to give fans this next news. has received word that Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Johnson) and Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson) have also been let go from Days of Our Lives.

    The news has fans questioning who next is on the chopping block. No word yet on when their last air date is, however, will keep you in the loop when we receive more word.

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    Posted by EBONY0628 at Tuesday, February 03 2009 05:03 PM

    First of all I think the article is missing a sentence or a few words at least. Doesn't make much sense as it is.

    "We've barely had time to digest their firing before learning that last year's lead actor nominee, Days of Our Lives. "

    That is ridiculus Jarlena got a horrible send off and now Steve and Kayla are leaving? It better be a decent send off.

    Now we have do deal with Philip and Stephanie sex is love relationship, with melanie thrown in. There is the stupid baby switch, and Dr. Dan's need to get with any and everybody who wears a hospital gown for more than two days.

    Days needs serious help and although they got 18 more months it will be cancelled if they rely on storylines like this to save them.

    Hey Stephen would love to have you back on GH. Need some serious Cassadine action (those Cassadines never truly die). Mary feel free to come along. Or got to Y&R or AMC somewhere where the fans can still watch either of you will be great.

    Posted by at Tuesday, February 03 2009 05:13 PM

    Just a little glitch with the link that removed half of the article. It's fixed.

    Posted by lady red at Tuesday, February 03 2009 05:54 PM

    What's up with all these firings? How can "Days" survive when tptb are firing so many of the long-time vets of the show?

    Posted by MHL26 at Tuesday, February 03 2009 05:58 PM

    I do not understand why we are keeping stupid characters such as Melanie n getting rid of the vets that we all love so much. I am one angry DOOL fan. By the waythe Jarlena send off as absolutely the worst thing I've every seen.

    Posted by patticake1942 at Tuesday, February 03 2009 06:29 PM

    I am 66 years old and have been a fan of Days ever since it came on. I have worked full time but taped it the whole time. I cannot understand why you take veteran actors like john, marlene, kayla and steve off and leave the spoiled brat idiots on like Melanie and Nicole. And then you have the ridiculous Stephano. Days is an alltime favorite but they certainly need a new writer. Please, please, please leave the veteran cast on and out with the young people. Most of Days audience is a little older and appreciate the art of good acting. Get a new writer and leave the veteran actors alone and you can save the show.

    Posted by CANEFAN252525 at Tuesday, February 03 2009 06:37 PM

    WOW....everyone...the reason that they are letting go of Vets is probably because 1) they cost more money and 2) how are they supposed to attract new viewers with old characters??? soaps evolve...lets face one can stay on there forever. it sucks, yes, but i don't understand why everyone is all asking why they are keeping new characters on versus old ones? like really.

    Posted by at Tuesday, February 03 2009 06:51 PM

    They're asking because vets are very important to any show. They're the backbone of the show. Most if not many of the viewers are older viewers, who have a vested interest in watching the older characters at work. They've been with the show for ages and don't want to watch just a younger crowd. There needs to be a good balance.

    The newer characters are not written well. No character motivation. It's hard to watch. The older ones have history and that's what all shows need!

    Posted by daysfan2582 at Tuesday, February 03 2009 06:58 PM

    I got this news from one of my member sites and as soon as i read it...i posted it in the daily updates tonight before this was put up....when i read it...i couldn't believe it. I see no problem welcoming newer fans to dool's or newer actor's on dool's BUT...there are a couple of people that we could do without on days right now instead of getting rid of some of these others...if john/marlena are gone, then tony and now steve/kayla...WTH is kate, chloe, nicole and melanie still doing there??? I give major kudos to john/marlena, tony/anna, steve/kayla, bo/hope and some others but I CANNOT give any praise to kate/Lauren Koslow especially after the horribly portrayed cancer storyline that she did...why on earth is she still here??? I personally think they should of got rid of stefano and kate instead of john/marlena, steve/kayla and tony...i remember when stefano was fired...Joseph Mascolo made no quams that if days ever wanted him back...they would have to make him an offer he couldn't refuse so that leads me to believe that he is sitting pretty fancy...I am going to be so livid is they get rid of all these people and they keep kate, stefano, chloe, melanie and nicole...

    Posted by kclovesmax at Tuesday, February 03 2009 09:54 PM

    Wow, just wow. First let Deidre and Drake go and now Mary Beth and Stephen?! They are the very heart of days Thaao too! and if they let Kristian and Peter go, too I will no longer watch Days! this doesn't shock me however, the show is ruined now! ARGH! I agree they can let Melanie go - all she does is the same old stuff and it is boring!!!

    Posted by DOOLFAN74 at Tuesday, February 03 2009 10:19 PM

    Man this is really sad they have always been one of my favorite couple on the show.

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