We’re not gonna lie: Greg Vaughan’s last visit to Days of Our Lives left us both shook and disappointed. Shook because his alter ego, Eric, found out about wife Nicole’s affair (with Xander, of all people) at what was supposed to be a party celebrating their anniversary. Disappointed because once the dust settled from this shock, Eric and his handsome portrayer once again left the canvas.
We suspected that we hadn’t seen the last of Eric, and hoped the same was true of Vaughan. What we didn’t predict — but could kick ourselves for not guessing — was that Marlena’s latest bout with the devil would be what brought her and Roman’s son home.
But at the end of the soap’s newly-released winter preview video — which is so filled with spoilerific twists that you really need to check it out — in walks a Bible-carrying, collar wearing Eric, prompting MarDevil, her eyes aglow, to utter “Woah.”
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The kicker, however, is the final moment, in which a negligee-clad Kristen (as played by Eileen Davidson) reminds Eric of their sinful past by quipping, “What do you say father… you wanna make a sequel?” She’s referring, of course, to the time she drugged the priest in order to make a sex tape with him… which wound up being shown during her wedding to Brady, which Eric happened to be officiating!
No word yet on exactly when we can expect to see Vaughan on screen or how long he’ll be sticking around this time. But the promo did reveal that his wasn’t the only return coming down the pike. There’s a quick glimpse of Melissa Reeves’ Jennifer entering the Horton home with gifts, and we see Eric’s twin sister, Sami (as played by fan fave Alison Sweeney), making her way back to town just in time to get a shock. There are even hints dropped that maybe, just maybe, Sarah could soon be reunited with true love Xander.
Are you stoked to see Vaughan and Eric return? Do you think there’s a chance he could reunite with Nicole, or have her recent dalliances with both Rafe and EJ convinced you that the Ericole ship has not only sailed, but been hit by a torpedo and sunk to the bottom of the ocean? While you’re here, why not check out this gorgeous gallery in which your Days of Our Lives favorites are all dressed up and lookin’ fine!
Monday, November 22nd, 2021