Days of Our LivesComings & Goings

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Robin Strasser days appearance

Updated May 31: Robin Strasser took to Twitter to reveal her first Days of our Lives air date. Viewers can expect to see the actress’ to appear starting on September 3, for approximately 15 episodes. Soaps.com can confirm that the actress is a recast of Vivian Alamain, who wasn’t available to return in the role due to the short notice. As Strasser stated, “I’ve been given approval to reveal: BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER-I will begin my guest stint on #DOOL Yes the character I play will meet brilliant @KassieDePaiva’s EVE but the old gal is definitely not Eve’s “Auntie”-more like her “ANTI”-haha-Any more coming from me would be DE TROP;-)”

Originally posted March 29: Soaps.com watched actress Robin Strasser, who played the indomitable Dorian Lord on One Life to Live, turn to Twitter to tease about an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. On February 7, we saw a photo of her in the hair and makeup room, getting made up at the Days of our Lives studio with her dog. March 24, letting fans know on Twitter that “#DOOL has been EYE-OPENING:) translation: #Salem has been so EXCITING you ain’t going to be taking any naps;-)”

– Candace Young/Christine Fix/Amy Mistretta

Friday, August 16th, 2019

William Utay as Rolf days of our lives

Once again, Soaps.com can confirm that William Utay will return to Days of our Lives as the mad scientist, Dr. Wilhelm Rolf in September 3. Rolf was last seen on Days during the Halloween 2018 episodes and in flashbacks in November. The actor has been portraying the creative and intelligent doctor over 21 years, since his debut, July 21, 1998.

Friday, August 16th, 2019

da trask, laura kai chen

Updated August 12: Laura Kai Chen will be returning to Days of our Lives as D.A. Melinda Trask. Soaps.com readers can expect to see her during the week of August 12.

Back on January 3 we learned that Laura Kai Chen will return to Days January 10 once again as Salem’s D.A., Melinda Trask. Trask was last seen May 28, 2018. There is no word on how long Chen will resume her role, though we do know she’ll be seen throughout January.

– Christine Fix

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Nadia Bjorlin exits days as chloe

Soaps.com recently reported the rumor that Chloe Lane’s days were numbered, on January 25 and now the actress has confirmed she’s, in fact, leaving the NBC soap opera. Nadia Bjorlin, who returned to Days in March 2018 and has played the role since 1999, confirmed her departure on Instagram and stated, “Oh, I nearly made it as a master of soaps… #sandymeisner #19years #dool …….Thank you @nbcdays for the memories. #andthecurtainfalls #farewell.” Soaps.com will update readers on the actress’ final air date when it’s released, which will be around the end of August and the beginning of September.

– Amy Mistretta/Christine Fix

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Lucas Adams exits Days of our Lives as Tripp Dalton

Actor Lucas Adams will be leaving his role of Tripp Dalton on Days of our Lives in a move that is storyline-dictated, on Thursday August 29. As Soaps.com reported, Adams joined Days of our Lives as the son of Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson (Stephen Nichols) in February 2017. In January, we learned of a major rumor which talked about the possibility of Adams being killed off along with other characters. Whether that happens or not remains to be seen.

– Candace Young/Christine Fix

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

billy flynn days of our lives 2019 daytime emmy red carpet

Billy Flynn confirmed to Soaps.com reporter Kristyn Burtt on the Daytime Emmy red carpet that he will be returning to Days of our Lives as Chad DiMera. In fact, he’s already back taping. The show revealed his return in a tweet, as well as Kate Mansi’s as Abigail DiMera. We previously reported Flynn and Mansi’s last air date was February 21. Stay tuned for their first return date this fall and note that the return will be a short one.

– Lori Wilson

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

steve back to days of our lives

Updated May 17: Soaps.com is excited to share that Stephen Nichols is back taping scenes as Steve Johnson at Days of our Lives and will be seen back on the canvas as early as October. The actor posted a few photos on Instagram, thanking fans for a special welcome back gift, and stated, “When I walked off stage and saw this amazing creation, I almost plotzed. I can’t thank you enough! You, my supporters and fans of #days are the absolute best. Your unending love means the world to me. You are the reason #patchisback #patchandkaylaforever @nbcdays #patch ♥️♥️♥️” Nichols was last seen as Steve on Friday August 31 after he was arrested for espionage. Soaps.com reported about a contract dispute with the show last June.

– Christine Fix

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Chrishell Stause Hartley will be making her way back to Days of our Lives as Jordan Ridgeway, Ben Weston’s sister around August 2019. The last time we saw Jordan was February 4, 2019. There is no word on how long the actress will be staying for this stint. Stay tuned for more information.

– Christine Fix

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Stacy Haiduk returns as Susan Days of our Lives

Actress Stacy Haiduk will be playing the role of Days of our Lives’ Susan Banks once again this summer as the off-the-wall character pops up in Salem mid-July and returns at the end of August. As Soaps.com reported, Haiduk returned to Days of our Lives as Kristen DiMera on May 24. She was last seen as Susan on November 8, 2018.

– Candace Young/Christine Fix

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Gilles Marini exits days of our lives

Gilles Marini’s run as Ted Laurent on Days of our Lives will come to an end on Tuesday August 6, which was indicated in Soaps.com’s Days of our Lives spoilers. The actor first appeared in the role in June 2018 and Gilles Marini took a temporary leave from Days only to return in November 2018.

– Amy Mistretta

Monday, July 15th, 2019

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