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September 30 reported that Kyler Pettis was set to exit “Days of our Lives” as Theo Carver, as the actor posted a now-deleted Vimeo video on Twitter entitled, “final ‘Days’ scenes,” which depicted Theo lying in a hospital bed with Ciara listening to one of her new songs, saying goodbye. Theo appears to be going away for a year in some program. (Spoiler alert!) Theo also mentions that he is going to become an uncle, meaning Lani is pregnant. In a second scene, Theo then shares a heartbreaking farewell with new-Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal), who is clad in a leather jacket reminiscent of the type Bo used to wear. They discuss how much they’ll miss each other and she holds his hand “one last time,” then they sob into each other’s arms. Pettis will last be seen as Theo on January 17 when Theo goes to South Africa for clinical trials.

On Pettis’ last day, he wrote a note to the fans, telling them, “I am so filled with emotion after watching the final scenes I was able to play as Theo Carver. I want to take this time to thank everyone at ‘Days’ for opening up the door to some amazing, embarrassing, and hard work that I was able to experience being on the set with some of the hardest working actors in the business. I want to thank all the fans that have shown me love, especially the acknowledgement of the honest portrayal I worked hard on as a young adult on the autistic spectrum. I was honored to represent you and your approval of me means more than you know. And lastly, I want to thank the man Theo himself for showing me that no matter what life throws at you, your heart and spirit are the strongest tools we have on this journey we call life. I thank you. I love you. Goodnight! <3”