Could Dr. Craig Wesley Be...DL (Down Low)? 😮

I’m spoiler-free and trying to put the pieces together…but Nancy suspects Craig of cheating, and the writers made it a point to have her say, “with another woman” (not just that he was cheating).

Knowing that “Days” current head writers pulled off their dream gay-themed storylines in the Peacock special and “Beyond Salem” series, is this Ron’s next frontier: moving Dr. Craig to the bisexual column?

It all adds up: Nancy’s telling line (“with another woman,” because that sets up the reveal later on to be much more shocking)…then there was the insane amount of condoms in Craig’s luggage, as Nancy mentioned to Chloe and Brady.

I hope Ron doesn’t shatter Craig and Nancy because they were, in the '90s, #couplegoals for many viewers. The full-figured gal with the stone-cold hunk who couldn’t get enough of her, as they plotted and schemed their way through Salem.

That just wasn’t done on daytime back then, and it really still isn’t even today.

I’m just getting vibes, especially with the wardrobe department taking Nancy down from the va-va-voom VAMP that we remembered in the ‘90s, to much more frumpy this go’ round.

It all seems to be setting up for a DL storyline…

Thoughts?

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Yes, it gave me pause when Nancy seemingly deliberately paused before stating, " with another woman." It’s quite possible that it is a harbinger of things to come. A warm-up act of this lifestyle was toyed with when there was a fleeting suggestion of an attraction between Marlena and Kayla.It was supposedly a joke, and we know that it was. However, many true things are said in jest. The joke’s on us if this situation with Craig turns out to be “not with a woman.” Remains to be seen…

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I think that’s exactly where this story is headed. My question is why? This is the best they could come up with for Chloe’s next storylines?

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The why is because Ron C is gay and he seems to be pushing all these types of storylines. Look at Chanel and Allie. I have nothing against gay storylines but why did they get rid of Will and Sonny. They were great and their story and relationship evolved and became a couple to rout for as opposed to Chanel and Allie. No chemistry between them. And if speculation is true about Craig, why now? We haven’t seen this couple in years so why bring them back for this? We’ll see.

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My guess and it’s only an insane guess is that Leo is Craig’s biological son, but neither of them know it. Craig’s affair with Leo will be exposed only to find out they are father and son. You never know…

Great point about Marlena and Kate. Writers know where they’re headed months in advance (soap writers, that is). If the Craig Wesley / secret side"piece" story was in Ron’s long-term bible, that means the rest of the writers knew enough (or Ron himself) foreshadowed it with Marlena and Kate’s pseudo sexually charged scenes (even the aftermath). They were “priming” audiences for what’s to come.

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I wouldn’t be opposed to the story if it weren’t involving Nancy and Craig, specifically. Nancy Wesley was an icon and role model (aside from her scheming ways) in her first incarnation, for full-figured fans.

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I could only guess one thing: Allie and Chanel (two women) tested better in focus groups than two men. And that’s often true, culturally, where it’s easier for both sexes to appreciate the idea of two women together as opposed to two men. Note that Allie and Chanel are both bi, so that also adds a wrinkle to things, because Will and Sonny were 100% gay.

Okay, now THAT’S a bit much. “Passions” toyed with the idea of accidental incest and it was not one of the show’s finer moments. That said, it would make sense if Leo (seeking a “daddy”) met Craig at a hotel during one of his doctor’s conventions and the two immediately struck up an affair. But Craig doesn’t know Leo is from Salem… and the crap is about to HIT THE FAN!

Just finished Friday’s episode. That knowing look that Dr. Wesley gave while hugging Chloe…oh, yeah. He’s cheating on Nancy. No question. And some of the acting choices Kevin Spirtas made during the episode…yeah. He’s bi. I would bet cold hard cash on it!

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Update! I think it’s safe to say we’re getting a DL story… Patrika Darbo just did an interview and said the story that Craig and Nancy are about to enter is “unprecedented” and made her initially say, “Holy crap!” That’s DEFINITELY not a man-cheating-with-a-woman story… stay tuned!

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Thanks for the info! We Days’ watchers are a pretty shrewd bunch and unfortunately saw that handwriting on the wall!

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I mean… I don’t know this 100%, but can’t imagine what else it could be. Some fans, I’ve seen, are wondering if Craig is transitioning to a woman…but that wouldn’t explain the insane amount of condoms Nancy witnessed seeing. From a storytelling standpoint, I think it would be juicy if Craig were having an affair with Leo, not knowing his origin, and then he bumps into him in Salem while Leo is visiting. It would be shocking, to say the least!

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I’m still placing cold hard cash on the DL story, though. Craig is sooooooooooooooo bisexual.

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I think that you’re right- it’s a bi story coming up.

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I think Days actually going through the steps of a man transitioning to a woman (like you posted) is more “shocking” than Craig being on the dl.

What makes me made is that they are making the decision to have him cheat at all. He was so supportive when she told him she was raped and beat the crap out of guy who did it. How welcoming of Chloe he was despite knowing she wasn’t his because Nancy wanted it. How happy he was when found out he was Chloe’s father after all. How concerned he was when she was pregnant with Joy that he was gonna lose her. The fact she broke up with him because said rape and pregnancy and they still found back to each other and got married. Your not gonna tell me he’s gonna suddenly cheat on her after all that with man or woman.

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I agree. And we haven’t seen Craig and Nancy in years and now suddenly they decide to bring them back and for what, a bi storyline? Is this Ron’s dream to make all of Salem into a gay community? As I’ve said previously I have nothing against gay storylines. One of the couples I loved was Will and Sonny and I really miss them. I loved their wedding. But they get rid of them, now they push the story of Chanel and Allie, and now Craig. Come on.

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If he is, I would like to see a relationship between him and Chad. Long before he got into drag, there were lingering hugs between he and Wilson. He always played it with a wistful look in his eye like there could be something there. Their couple name could be Chadrag.

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I agree. Not to mention Leo and Paul. Broomed them all out to turn others? I agree.

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