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When Days of Our Lives moved from NBC to Peacock on September 12, thankfully, the soap left a forwarding address not only for fans (who can sign up to stream the show here) but for former cast members, seven of whom are already set to return to Salem.

As you may have read already, there’s more than a ghost of a chance that Marci Miller will be breathing life after death into poor, ill-fated Abigail, at least in the mind of her widower, Chad. And with the fates of Marlena, Kayla and Kate hanging in the balance — thanks for nothin’, Orpheus! — it makes sense that Days of Our Lives would want to be able to answer the question “Is there a doctor in the house?” with a resounding, “Yes — take your pick.”

In a warehouse, Kayla and Marlena sit back to back, scowling

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Not only will Kyle Lowder be scrubbing in again as Rex, but for the first time in more than a decade, Roark Critchlow will be playing doctor as Mike. Lucas Adams is headed home to Salem, too, although Tripp is as likely to be there to support dad Steve and half brother Joey — Tanner Stine, reprising the Beyond Salem, Chapter 2, role that he inherited from James Lastovic — as he is to consult on stepmom Kayla’s case.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: BEYOND SALEM -- Episode 202 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tanner Stine as Joey Johnson, Victoria Grace as Wendy, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Peacock)

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In less life-or-death-y news, Lamon Archey will be bringing Eli back to town with his and Lani’s twins, Carver and Jules, just in time to fill grandma Julie’s heart with the Christmas spirit. And natural born scene stealer Victoria Grace, who made her debut as Li’s sister Wendy in Beyond Salem, Chapter 2, will be popping up again, though per the trailer that Peacock released, she won’t be throwing sparks this time with Tripp and Joey but Johnny. (Side note: We are here. For. It.)

Get a peek at all of the actors booking trips to Salem — and the ones whose characters appear to be in danger of being blown to bits! — in the below trailer for Days of Our Lives’ first fall on Peacock. 

If you haven’t heard, as of September 12, new episodes of Days of Our Lives will be streaming exclusively on Peacock. To make sure you never miss one, click here. (This will also allow you to take advantage of a special offer whereby you can watch all of the streaming site’s offerings for $1.99 a month for the next year.) Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale.

Catch up on all of Days of Our Lives’ latest (and next) comebacks in our photo gallery of actors returning to Salem.