Just because a character expires doesn’t mean an actor should. That’s presumably why DAYS has been known to recast actors into new parts once their character died off/left Salem/turned into a lemon/whatever. Isn’t it interesting that no one moves to like a suburb of Salem 10 miles away; it’s either in town or around the world? (Or Chicago, but that may as well be Reykjavik.)
Josh Taylor as Chris Kositchek/Roman Brady
And if this doesn’t make you smile…
As many of you know, the road in between wasn’t always smooth
Wayne Northrup as Roman Brady/Dr. Alex North
After a long stint portraying Roman Brady aka Marlena’s muse
He returned as Dr. Alex North.
Judi Evans as Adrienne Kiriakis/Bonnie Lockhart
Adrienne’s role has lately been confined to that of a poster PFLAG member (not that there’s anything wrong with that) so it was wild to see Judi Evans letting it all hang out as Ms. Bonnie Lockhart
Tamara Braun as Ava Vitali/Taylor Walker
Ava Vitali was good enough to win a Daytime Emmy http://youtu.be/w42V5rodiG8, but everyone hated Taylor, right?
Ian Buchanan as Ian McAlister/Lord Sheraton
Yes, his run as Ian McAlister has been forgettable, thanks largely to plot lines that make no sense. But this was even more obscure.
Thanks to all of you who helped with this entry! (And if you can find any videos of John Callahan as Tyler Malone or Artie Doyle please link in the comments.)
As reported by Soap Opera Digest, Molly Burnett (aka Melanie) will be leaving the show now that her contract is up. I know people have strong feelings about Melanie in both directions, but I am personally a fan. I don’t love her smile crying, but I enjoyed watching the bad girl turn good, even if sometimes it was gee golly goody two shoes good. Here’s hoping Molly is successful in her future ventures. We’ll miss her!
In “I don’t really care either way” news, Ian Buchanan (aka Ian McCallister) will also be exiting (as again reported by Soap Opera Digest). Ian was easy to love to hate, with his creepy skulking about like an undertaker. I don’t think they ever really figured him out, or how to fit him into Salem, or how to explain away his marriage to Madison. But for me there are only two bad guys worth anything: Stefano and Victor. Ian was just a bump in the road, and he wasn’t really on the show long enough for me to develop strong feelings either way. But of course Ian Buchanan is a veteran and we wish him the best in his next role.
I love me some Kate: Lauren Koslow looks ridiculously fantastic at age 59 and Kate is a great character.
Ian McCalister is no Stefano DiMera, but apparently Kate just can’t get enough. Alas, she’s kinda like Salem’s town bicycle – everybody gets a ride sooner or later. Aside, of course, from her past as an actual prostitute.
Ironically, her most enduring relationship was with Victor, and I couldn’t find videos of them together that were embeddable, so go here for your “Murder of Curtis Reed/Brown” flashback featuring OG Kate actress Deborah Adair.
Here’s more highlights:
Kate tells John about her past, with her body
Wonder if this gets awkward around the mansion?
This is supposed to be just a fantasy, but wait for the end, wait for it…
Kate loves the old sex on the desk thing, doesn’t she?
Don’t forget the roof!
More Nicholas and Kate
Even back then, Daniel made no sense
Finally, Kate with her (soon to be ex?) husband Stefano DiMera
BONUS non-DOOL Lauren Koslow appearance! As a hooker-turned-non-hooking-success from the CBS and USA show Silk Stalkings back in 1993
I am a Stefano fan. I don’t like his murdering and whatnot, but I can’t help but root for him against some of the holier than thou Salemites, and he amuses me. And, like EJ, he has some of that “I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help but find you charming” vibe. Plus if you cross him, you pay, so I would prefer not to cross him.
Until yesterday, I thought Kate had really fallen for Stefano. Until yesterday, I also thought Kate wasn’t an idiot. I like Kate too… when she isn’t murdering (or trying to murder) and whatnot.
Ian is a different story. Even though I could care less about Madison, Ian has been a raging ahole since he came to town. That’s no surprise. But Ian is also gross. He has none of the Stefano & EJ (and even Victor) bad guy charm. He is like a mortician with a stick up his bum.
So can someone please explain to me why Kate would betray her doesnt-take-disloyalty-lightly husband with Creeps McGee? Anyone? Crickets? That’s what I thought. It makes no sense.
If this comes down to a war between Stefano and Kate/Ian, I am on team Stefano. Kate gave up her marriage and possibly her life as a free woman to have a fling with the grim reaper, and now she is going to have to reap what she sews.