Days of Our Lives Fans Brace Themselves for a Shock as Leading Man Warns, ‘You Have No Idea What’s Coming Up’
What in the world could he mean?
“WilSon” are back on Days of Our Lives this week and Sonny’s new portrayer Zach Tinker wasted no time in teasing fans about the upcoming storyline. We know the show announced the boys’ return the same time as Leo’s, so it was clear from the start that their storyline would be intertwined. And how could it not be with Leo having been obsessed with Sonny since he first arrived in Salem?
But what if it’s a bit more than that this time around?
“You have no idea what’s coming up,” Tinker tweeted.
That’s a pretty standard tease, right? Well, it would be, but we couldn’t help but notice the devil emoji at the end of that tweet. Under normal circumstances, we’d just take it as a mischievous little sign, but with the actual devil having been running around in Salem for months, it’s looking more than a little suspicious.
We know, we know, the devil schtick is wearing thin, but maybe they have one last hurrah planned to finally send him out with a bang that’ll at least be a blast to watch.
You have no idea what’s coming up 😈
— Zach Tinker (@ZachTinker) March 7, 2022
Is it coincidence that Sonny and Will are coming back the same week folks seem to finally be catching on to JoDevil? Or that Leo returned as Craig’s new beau after Johnny got more than a little flirty with the doc? Sure, maybe it was just to cause a little extra havoc by upsetting Chloe, but maybe the devil had something greater in mind.
Satan’s plots seem far from over, but his time using Johnny as a cover looks to be wrapping up. Once that happens it’s exorcism time again. So, what’s an enterprising devil to do? Time for another body jump!
We’ve seen Johnny fight back against the devil, and you have to think that maybe his initial chaos was tempered by Marlena’s innate goodness — but what happens if he jumps into someone less… scrupulous? Someone like Leo? It could be a match made in hell, where for once the devil doesn’t have to worry about splitting his time between enacting his plans and fighting with his hosts.
Leo’s been slowly swinging more, well, not towards the side of the angels, but towards a relatively normal sleaze, rather than the blackmailing attempted murderer he used to be. But his morals are still questionable at best, and willingly teaming up with the devil could be his ticket to everything he wanted, from Xander to Sonny. And maybe some cash.
Admittedly, he has a pretty short list, but those types of desires are safely in the devil’s wheelhouse, so why wouldn’t he go along for the ride? Will and Sonny are already going to be doing their best this week to get Craig to turn on his new beau, so you can imagine they’d be right in LeDevil’s crosshairs.
Maybe he’d even try to finish what Leo started on his own when he strangled Will. Heck, could he actually spell the end for the happy couple? (Hopefully with no death!)
No matter what his plans are, we can’t help but worry that a Leo/Devil team up means grave danger for the returned fellas — though honestly, we have a feeling an unleashed Leo would be fun on a whole new level.
What do you think? Is the devil about to make one last jump before he goes down? Would Leo welcome him with open arms?
Either way, we’re sure his, Will and Sonny’s returns are sure to be a blast! And if you’re worried about “WilSon,” maybe take a look at a gallery of their relationship through the years before heading out. It’ll surely help put your heart at ease, as these two have been able to survive almost anything!
<p>Will had just graduated from high school when he ran into his cousin Abigail (then Kate Mansi). She then introduced him to <em>her</em> cousin, Sonny (originally played by Freddie Smith), who Will was surprised to learn was openly gay — and that they were somehow not related at all! This would’ve been the world’s shortest gallery if they were…</p>
<p>Will’s relationship with Gabi wasn’t going great, especially after he kissed Sonny’s gay friend! Sonny urged his confused pal to talk to someone he could trust, so Will turned to grandma Marlena — apparently while Sonny stood <em>right</em> over them. Geeze, Sonny, we know you like him, but play it at least a little cool!</p>
<p>By the time Will started coming out en masse, he and Sonny were officially an item. While Kate was also proud of her grandson, Lucas was both a tad disappointed and suspicious that Sonny was using his son, while Adrienne decided Will wasn’t good enough for her boy. Still, nothing could keep “Wilson” down! </p>
<p>OK, <em>almost </em>nothing could keep “Wilson” down! A one night stand between Will and Gabi almost derailed things once she became pregnant. When Sonny learned what happened, he dumped Will, only to reconcile in time to help deliver his boyfriend’s baby! We’re sure this kind of thing happens all the time. </p>
<p>Nick caused a <em>lot </em>of problems for the boys, between his homophobia after his time in jail, his obsessive pursuit of Will’s babymama, Gabi, (even <em>after</em> she thought she killed him… the first time) and an old prison mate attacking him and putting Will in the hospital instead!</p>
<p>Luckily, Will survived his (first) brush with prison life and all was well with the world of “Wilson.” The two moved in together to raise little Arianna and brought Gabi along with them to stage their own remake of <em>Three Men and a Baby</em>. </p>
<p>Actually, things were more like <em>Three Men and a Little Lady</em> since, like the sequel, this ended in a wedding! (What? Dont come for us just because we know the Tom Selleck/Ted Danson classics a little <em>too</em> well.) Grandma Marlena married the two in April of 2014, though by now Will was being played fittingly by Guy <em>Wilson</em>.</p>
<p>Soon, “Wilson” were thrust into an episode of<em> Temptation Island</em> with the arrival of Sonny’s ex, Paul. Surprisingly, Sonny remained faithful, while <em>Will</em> was the one to cheat with the newcomer! And again while he was in Los Angeles… That look on Sonny’s face kind of says it all. </p>
<p>Sonny, naturally, did what all rich people do — ran off to Paris to work at his family’s mega-conglomerate and ponder his relationship. That left Will to bro-out with newcomer Ben until he realized that his pal was the Necktie Killer. That encounter went about as well as you might think… RIP, Will. </p>
<p>Sonny mourned for the proper nine months in Paris, then returned to Salem to hook up with Paul. But then Ben revealed that Will had been saved by Dr. Rolf’s wonder serum and was living in Nashville with Susan Banks, convinced he was EJ! (And was again back to Chandler Massey.) Seeing as how the real EJ was known to shack up with Will’s mom, that was wrong on so many levels.</p>
<p>Amnesiac Will didn’t feel much for Sonny, but he did have the hots for Paul! Granted, Paul cheated a bit by taking his shirt off every time Sonny turned his back. Ultimately, poor Sonny ended up the odd man out, with <em>both </em>exes choosing each other over him! Harsh.</p>
<p>Eventually, Dr. Rolf whipped up some serum to help Will regain his memories. He agreed to take the miracle cure, and at John and Marlena’s 2018 wedding, all his loving memories of Sonny came flooding back. Unfortunately for Paul, they also washed away Will’s promise to cherish him no matter what…</p>
<p>One side effect of Dr. Rolf’s memory serum that was most definitely not on the label was a brain tumor. And as soap opera tumors are wont to do, it completely rewired his personality. Fortunately, a quick surgery fixed everything, sending Will back to his default setting so he and Sonny could return to cuddling. </p>
<p>Things got super weird after the show’s infamous time jump. Will went to prison for killing Sonny’s mom while texting and driving, where he saved new bestie/roommate/<em>man who pretty much killed him</em> Ben from his dad, Clyde. At least Will clearly had lots of time to work out…</p>
<p>Will wasn’t the only one making questionable decisions while he was in prison. At the same time, Sonny fell under Leo’s spell, not realizing that he’d been hired by Vivian Alamain (and later Kate) to seduce him and frame him for sexual harassment as the then-CEO of Titan! </p>
<p>When Leo’s plan collapsed and he learned he wasn’t getting his payout, he tried blackmailing Sonny into marriage. That’s when a recently-exonerated Will revealed that Leo was actually a prositute and extortionist name Matthew Cooper. Leo reacted by giving Will a hug. With his hands. Around Will’s neck. </p>
<p>Will and Sonny had been sure they’d killed Leo during their fight, but he showed up alive and ready to sell some Avon! Actually, it was worse. He tried using their attempted murder as blackmail to marry Sonny. Thank God, John (wrongly) believed he was Leo’s father and convinced him to leave Will and Sonny alone. Whew!</p>
<p>Now that things had <em>finally </em>calmed down for the couple, Sonny was offered a job heading up a non-profit that his brother Alex started to raise money to help battle breast cancer. Sonny couldn’t say no, and he and Will packed Arianna up and moved to Arizona. And that was the last we saw them… or so we thought! </p>
<p>Arizona couldn’t hold these boys down once <em>Days of Our Lives</em> stepped into the digital world! Will and Sonny (now played by Zach Tinker) got roped into the search for the Alamanian Peacock, teaming up with Chad and *blegh* Leo, and saving the day thanks to some timely drag performances. (You’d be surprised how often that statement is true.)</p>
<p>After <em>Beyond Salem</em> proved such a hit, Sonny and Will came back to tell a very special story for a very special, er, special — <em>Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas</em>! The heartwarming tale Will wrote was entirely fictional, but hey, it did get the fellas back for a little drag encore!</p>
<p>After their adventures across the globe and through fiction, “Wilson” came back to Salem to stop Craig from making the mistake of his life: marrying Leo! Craig, though, was a man in love, and nothing was gonna stop him from spreading his newfound wings. </p>
<p>Will headed back to Arizona with Ari, but Sonny stuck around to stick it to Leo with Chad. And they won! Craig dumped Leo at the altar in a spectacular wedding implosion. Then Victor all but demanded Sonny take over as Titan CEO once more, causing his grandnephew to turn him down flat. Or not…</p>
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