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Greg Vaughan has said it before — upon announcing in August 2020 that he was leaving Days of Our Lives and his role of Eric — and he’ll say it again: “Never say never.”

Now, thanks to a new promo for the NBC soap, we know that the Emmy winner is headed back to the show that he called home for nearly a decade. At the time of his exit, he explained to Soap Opera Digest that “a lot of things that were said to me [regarding storylines to come] never came to fruition. I didn’t feel like all of the things that were being told to me were being delivered.”

So, in the end, the veteran of General Hospital and The Young and the Restless didn’t feel like the MVP that he is but, as he put it, “a glorified extra in everybody else’s storyline.”

Hopefully, things will be different this time around. If nothing else, he’s walking into some juicy-with-a-capital-J material, what with Eric’s bride Nicole having strayed during his absence — and with Xander, of all people.

Maybe the powers that be realized what they had… and had lost. When Vaughan told them that he was outta there, “they put up a fight [to keep me] before they finally knew that I was not coming back,” he told Digest. “It was time.”

As you count down to Vaughan’s reappearance, check out a photo gallery of all of the other actors who have recently returned to the show. It’s like old-home week but with new photos!