Quote LoganH8tr: I'm glad you asked this because I want to know too. I asked a similar question on another thread, but not sure if anyone knew or answered.
The last time Deacon was brought back, SK had stated that he was happy to be back and wanted to do a lot of eppys, but in interview KKL said she did not want her character Brooke to have any dealings with Deacon and basically she didn't see that it was necessary to have Deacon back on the show. SK stated something about being disappointed about not being able to stay on the show. That was during the Puglia, Italy eppys and I hope things have changed since then.
I like Deacon...I don't like him with Brooke...but I like the Deacon character. I hope he is around more permanently.
I like the Deacon character too. Didn't know that KKL dictated she didn't want him back. Oh well, if he is back on a more permanent basis, maybe it will heat up the situation for Brooke Hope and the whole crew. I know the Bill character will appreciate interacting with him again.