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The funeral of Days of Our Lives‘ Abigail may have been held off camera, but it brought several familiar faces back to Salem to say farewell. That included her much-loved (by both Abigail and viewers) brother, JJ and his portrayer, Casey Moss.

Unfortunately, now that Abigail’s both dead and buried, it looks as if JJ will be catching one of the next planes out of Salem. A Days source tells us that the character was only in town to pay his respects to Chad’s late wife. While he’ll stick around a little bit longer, don’t get terribly attached.

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It’s been a long time since Jack’s kids looked this happy. Or, in Abigail’s case, this alive.

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In a weird sort of way, it makes sense that grief would be what brought JJ home. After all, the character has gained something of a reputation for being a sadsack over the years. Not that the poor guy hasn’t had good reason to be a bit mopey. There was that time he fell in love, only to have girlfriend Paige discover (on her birthday, no less) that he’d also been sleeping with her mom, Eve. He and Paige would later work things out, only for her to become one of Ben’s victims. You know, back when a pre-therapy Ben was going around strangling people with neckties. (On a happier note, Paige’s portrayer, True O’Brien and Moss are on track for a much happier life, given their recent real-life engagement!)

A few years later, JJ tried to commit suicide (on Christmas Eve, no less) out of guilt for having shot Theo. He’d later find love again with Haley, only to screw that up, have her marry Tripp and die after tumbling down a staircase.

So yeah, the guy has been through a trauma or two.

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?

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That said, we can’t help thinking Salem could use both JJ and Moss. With so many actors leaving or about to leave, it would make sense on several levels. For example, the newly-departed Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers played members of the local police force, which means Rafe could use former cop JJ’s help in busting local criminals (including Abigail’s killer). And since when does this town not need a sexy guy to court the local ladies?

Check out all the other actors who recently exited or are about to do so in this gallery.