Quote 50yr: Personally, I think Aiden will work for Hope, but the writers need to get Bo gracefully out-of-the-way first.
Even I have almost forgotten about Bo and I watched when the two first got married. Humm.... But he has been gone so long now, that it's time to move on (WITHOUT a recast). After all, who could possibly live up to his role. I hate recasts. It's never the same. I have finally accepted the new Will, but he's not nearly as good as old Will. I don't care for the newbie much.
I agree about the recast for Bo! PR created & played the role (EXTREMELY successfully, btw) for much too long for a recast to work well. And why on earth recasts a role the writers refuse to write for which, in this case, is Bo and THE reason PR left the role in the first place. That would be unnecessary. NOW, with that being said and PR has offered to return to put "acceptable" closure on his character & the Bope tru-luv story, THAT would be wonderful because HE knows Bo's exit was pathetic & wrong! Everyone agrees Hope needs to move on but MOST feel it should only happen when Bo's absence is handled properly. What these writers have done to this point & for so long makes NO sense! THAT is the only problem here - the writers not explaing Bo favorably. It's not about liking Aiden for Hope (that's a given - it's very obvious that pairing is happening - but it's the disrespect and treating it like the powerful Bope never meant anything when, truthfully, they're the strongest & most popular thing that ever happened to DAYS and for the longest, most successful years). Bottom line - treat Bo/Bope with the respect they earned & treat their most dedicated fans like they care about them and ALL would be well with Hope moving on. Otherwise, Hope & Aiden will be just another average-at-best couple some will accept but MANY won't! Aiden with Hope could never match Bope anyway on DAYS - why not try to please as many viewers as possible? Believe me, DAYS needs ALL the help it can get!! It's a no-brainer and not rocket science here!