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179 May 2nd, 2014 BREAKING NEWS: James Scott Wraps-Up His Run As EJ DiMera Today At Days of our Lives!

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It’s going to be a bittersweet day today for fan favorite James Scott as he wraps up his eight year run this afternoon at Days of our Lives.  James is taping his final scenes as EJ DiMera!  The popular actor will air well into the fall of this year.

The news report came via Soap Opera Digest who first reported the news! NBC/Corday Productions released this statement on the actor’s departure:  “We are saddened but supportive of James Scott’s decision to leave the show after eight years to take some personal time and pursue new projects. His contribution to the show has been tremendous and we wish him the best always.”

James Scott in his own statement shared these sentiments: “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NBC, Sony and Corday, particularly Ken Corday, for the amazing 8 year run on Days of our Lives and for graciously supporting me in my decision in leaving the show to take personal time. To the unbelievably loving fans, I can’t begin to express my gratitude for your love and support over the years. I will miss you immensely.”

Earlier this week, On-Air On-Soaps posted our latest interview with James.  During the interview, we originally had asked James what his future was with the show and if he wanted to comment on that, and at that juncture he had offered no comment on the situation, and On-Air On-Soaps honored that by not including it in the piece.

This is an incredible loss for Days of our Lives and the fans of the series. Will the show write-off EJ with Sami? Would the show even possibly consider recasting?  That remains to be seen.  So what do you think of the news of James departing DAYS?  Comment below!

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  1. Maggie says:

    I’m so happy for James. And I wish him the best as he tries new projects. He brought so much to Days. I can’t think of one other male on the show who’s kept me as captivated. Truly EJ DiMera will be missed. I just hope in the time remaining, EJ will be written to make up for the tremendous hit the character took with the vile story Days told earlier this year. James deserves to have his character go out on a high note, and I hope he and his fan get it. Godspeed, James, and thanks for all the memories.

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    elsa replied

    well said !

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    Karen replied

    Great post! And yes, absolutely all of what you said! Ditto!

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  2. katieK says:

    With Sami & EJ gone, Days needs to bring in some Vets. Bring back Belle, Shawn D, MiMi, maybe Chloe, but don’t make her storyline so messed up again! Bring back Bo. If Kristen is going to be back, then find a way to bring back Peter. Id love to see Vivivan & Carly return & have great stories with Victor,Kate, & Maggie, but DAys burned their bridges with the actors.

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    Patrick replied

    absolutely, right… about, bringing in some vets….

    They, should try… Kimberly and Shane

    Oh… this is a big loss

    evenmoreso, with Sammi going… as well

    i’m not surprised he’s venturing out of this arena
    I kinda had that gut expectation…. after AS’ Sammi announcement… that he’d follow suit

    this is a big patch… not undoable… as DAYS is : per James Scott” in a Healthy Place

    it just smarts

    James Scott is an invaluable… hot commodity…
    he dedicated his time to DOOL

    I just wish and want more

    Fan Press and Salute… this influx of ebb and flow I hope isn’t too much

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    amor replied

    If ej is leaving then I will not see a reason to keep watching its bad enough that sami is leaving their the best and u will miss them

    eliza replied

    ej gone sami will have to go back to rafe thats what a lot people want;s
    please don’t leave the show send me a message letting me know whats going on love you sami

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    Days4Days replied

    She is leaving in 2 weeks…

    Days4Days replied

    I mean her final filming is in 2 weeks as well.

    LorriePaige replied

    If you are referring to the original actors, IF they want to come back. They are not slaves you know. :) Many may have other work elsewhere that is better to them.

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    Bebe replied

    Who wants those old stale actors back? It will just turn it into a farce.

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  3. pspcindy says:

    Good for James. Glad he is branching out and open to other opportunities. DOOL is taking a big hit with the loss of Scott and Sweeney. I can only say thanks for many lovely memories of the dynamic, romantic and incredibly handsome EJ DiMera. Here’s hoping we get to see more of James in other mediums.

    Big thanks to Michael for all the wonderful interviews you recorded with James and for being a great fan of such a talented actor.

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  4. Cory says:

    Mr. Fairman
    I know I left you a comment on why you didn’t ask James if he was staying or leaving DOOL in your James Scott interview from earlier this week.
    But I’m glad to read that you did ask. I knew you would have. But I’ll admit that I’m surprised that you didn’t just say that James didn’t want to comment on that in your interview with James.
    Thanks for clarifying that you did ask.
    I still think it was an amazing interview, like you always do.
    But darn it, I’m really going to miss seeing James on my TV screen, possibly, every week day. (sniffle. sniffle)
    I’m really hoping that James will give you an exit interview now Mr. Fairman!!!!!

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  5. Avelina from Santorini Greece says:

    EJAMI yayyyyy!!!!!! I’m hoping lol

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    Patrick replied

    OH… shucks : heart murmur

    EJAMI fans… will get their dream after all

    EJ and Sammi ride that wave… as only they can…. and it’s off in to the sunset… or side by side : all the rest be damned in Salem

    Oye!

    emotion

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    Days4Days replied

    Ali isn’t wrapping for another 2 weeks.. Let’s hope and pray so..

    Amy from Australia replied

    I am hoping so too! Ejami forever!!!!

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  6. Avelina from Santorini Greece says:

    Sad for James though he was a great actor and I wish him all the best for the future

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    Sabina Karsan replied

    As much I enjoyed EJ and Sami in their scenes together I cannot beilve that they are leaving the show I love all of my days characters good or evil I liked EJ with Sami they had chemistry together I wish James scott the best of luck He is always going to be EJ Di Mera

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  7. Me says:

    Consiser recastig? Like they did with Will? No thanks!

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    Patrick replied

    Kelly Sullivan and Michael Muhney or Trevor St. John

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    Days4Days replied

    No. There can NEVER be anyone to replace these two. Maybe in the VERY distant future, but not immediately.

    elsa replied

    nope…just NEVER, please.

    Karen replied

    Nope…never ever!

  8. Lew S. says:

    What the heck?!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Melissa says:

    Would love to see him in a new project movie with Michael Muhney. The ratings would go through the roof.

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  10. mckeemouse says:

    While I am sad because I won’t be able to watch James’ incredible acting talent nearly every day once the character of EJ DiMera leaves our screens in the fall, I am super happy and excited for James. I believe he is meant to move on to bigger and better things. I will always be a fan and will watch any other acting project that he is involved with in the future. Godspeed James!

    Vicki

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  11. Karen says:

    WOW – what a loss. I wish him the best. He probably figured since Alison Sweeney was leaving it was a perfect time for him to move on as well.

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  12. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I think its time to end the importance of the Dimeras…i dont mean entirely, especially with the return of Kristen and i think the show needs to bring in a new Peter Blake to play the towns bad boy(and maybe Tad could turn out to be Peters son?)…i feel the show needs to bring back a few more Hortons (Bill, and Laura)and Bradys and expand the roles of Maxine, Rory, Bev ect. Give Anne a backstory:lets say Bill caused the death of Annes father during surgery and this is the real reason she hates the Hortons…hire Kelly Sullivan to play Nicoles sister Taylor and pair Taylor with Peter Blake!!! I could go on but other Days ideas i have are posted on different parts of this message board since i joined about two years ago…i cant remember…time flies…lol

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    Patrick replied

    now, I’m afraid, that Nick… (Blake Berris) may take leave as well.

    it’s time for the writers to flesh out Anne… and give her some back story

    it seems, like the writers are doing better by fleshing, out Theresa…
    I now have to wonder… how long Kassie DePaiva is on DOOL

    did you listen to MF interview show? I guess… Eileen Davidson’ story arc is 3-4 months….

    Oye… this leaves a lot of speculation…. upheaval for Salem’ites

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    4everDAYS replied

    I hope Eileen’s stint contains EJ and Susan scenes! Maybe Kristen in disguise as Susan until the real Susan shows up!!!

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I still believe Nick will be killed off…Percy his killer!!!

    Days4Days replied

    They bring the drama and excitement. But it has to be a bonafide DiMera, or step-DiMera. Chad was an excellent addition to the fam, but we don’t need any new ones. Bring Peter Blake back from the dead.

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  13. Karen says:

    I will miss him on Days but wish him the best . James deserved better . I will always support him.

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    angie replied

    dool ia a dying soap opera. this is the start of the end. i am so sad too bad the story lines are so weak

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  14. Kdmoma says:

    I am saddened but not surprised at James Scott decision. I sincerely hope Days does not recast either EJ or Sami. James and Ali have made an indelible mark on these characters. They have given everything to their fans and we are grateful.

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  15. Derrick says:

    Shocking…………Did NOT expect this at all!

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  16. Marc R. Jimenez says:

    Awwwwww he is Truly an Amazing Talented Actor on Days for the 8yrs he’s been on he’ll be Truly Truly miss we wish you all the Best James Scott pls coming back real soon for the 50th Surprise Anniversary with Ali pls for your Loyal Loyal Fans here …. We Thnku so much on all your Air time & Hottt Hottt Scenes Incredible …. You & Ali put DAYS on the Map God Bless you always ….. & To Ken Corday please step it up with your Writers in Hearing the Best Actors & Actress that are new coming aboard to the show in the Near Future pls Bring in more strong Talented Dimera’s we need some New Stories now … to follow in there foot steps where James & Ali will Leave off ……DAYS you can do it don’t let your Loyal Fans Down ….Thnku & God Bless you alll always Huggggggs from Marc we Love you James & Ali you will be Truly missed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Mary SF says:

    I guess we saw this coming ever since AS announced she was leaving. He will be solely missed– great talent. Hoping there will be a happy ending for both Sami and EJ, finger’s crossed. Don’t know if this means Days will finally retire the DiMera clan. I can see Kristen taking over EJ’s spot in the family business. I wouldn’t want a recast EJ. Wouldn’t mind a recast of Chad in the future. I guess we’ll see.

    As for James I wish him well. Perhaps now that he has some free time he can go back to Peru and inhale some more of that hallucinogenic smoke (see MF interview with him) and get enlighten on which path to take next. Back in my day they called that tripping out, now it is called a spiritual quest– LOL — good luck James, hope you stay here with us on planet Earth.

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  18. Eileen Hargis says:

    Michael, I knew when he skillfully avoided any mention of his staying or leaving, that his leaving was immiment. His contract ends this month and there had been no mention of a new contract or negoatiations. Sure signs he was done!

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    andrew hass replied

    I also thought James was leaving because there were not even rumors that he had signed a new contract or even that him and the show were negotiating a new deal.Plus James has only been signing one year extensions in recent years and that could have also been a sign that he was going to leave sooner rather than later.Now since yesterday was his last tape day James probably knew news of him no longer taping would have gotten out.So he made the announcement.

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  19. gwennylou says:

    I sincerely hope they kill off E.J.’s character. I’ve hated him since day one. I like James Scott though. I loved him on AMC. I hope he finds a home on Y&R or B&B in the future. My hope is that Sami and Lucas will reunite before Alison leaves, but I wouldn’t be that upset if it didn’t happen.

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    Days4Days replied

    You are one of the very few. It would be a great disservice to the phenomenal work that he has done and put his heart and soul into this character.

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    elsa replied

    This Ej/Lucas debate will never end, it seems..lol..it is worse than Twilight.

    Carol replied

    I agree with gwennylou. I guess I am one of “the very few” as well. I also dislike that EJ and Sami have been on just about every day for years. They are always front burner…I have EJAMI burnout. And could never get over Sami being with a man who raped her.

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    elsa replied

    And Lucas did as much worse to her, just admit you wanted with Lucas and not Ej therefore you did resent Ej because he created a popular pairing with Sami..admit it, it is not hard..everyone is entitled to his/her opinion.
    Anyway Ali is gone, James too and Bryan is staying therefore this debate is moot.

    Carol replied

    Huh? Glad you know so much about me. I don’t care for Sami at all, I could tolerate her if she wasn’t on screen so much. I think EJ is an interesting character and like James Scott, but I think the character is overused. They used to play the soaps differently, where characters were front burner and back burner at different times and I preferred this. I’m not sure what this all has to do with Lucas. If you are thinking of going into the mind reading business, don’t give up your day job.

    elsa replied

    whatever you say…
    And long live James Scott and his new projects. I can’t wait to watch him in new adventures.

  20. Libby says:

    I have watched James Scott since his first day on air. My late Mom – was calling me in May 2006 as soon as I walked in the door from work. She asked – have you seen DAYS yet? I told her no yet – it was on DVR as always.. but I asked what happened.

    My sweet southern belle Mom – who had been a long time Days viewer – said – The most handsome and electric young man was on with Sami. He has a beautiful British accent. My 66 year old Mom was awestruck — and made me promise to call her back as soon as I saw him. It is a favorite memory — of my Mom and I giggling like schoolgirls over this handsome, new character – EJ Wells.

    My Mom had a difficult death in ICU before her death in 2009. On one of her last coherent afternoons… she said let’s watch EJ. And we did. James Scott has meant a lot to me and always will. I am just a fan among many who found him to be magnetic. You just cannot look away. He is tremendously talented and made EJ the most layered and interesting character I have enjoyed in my 40+ years of viewing DAYS.

    EJAMI love story has become iconic. I think years from now they may be more vivid and beloved than even Hope and Bo. I know they will now in my heart. I was a tremendous fan of the Bope supercouple. But Ali Sweeney and James Scott brought EJ and Sami to life in a way I have never seen before on daytime scripted serials. I really think of them as a Scarlett and Rhett. It is an incredible accomplishment with writing regimes both good and tremendously bad (Higley).

    Days could never effectively recast James Scott as EJ or Alison Sweeney as Sami. They own these characters and their nuances and magnetism. I hope and pray we have a storybook wedding with a Happy Ever After flight from Salem to their honeymoon.

    We all deserve it. It will be a crowning touch for the perennial DAYS – how many 8 year love stories have kept us glued to the screen for the next installment without lapse. It is why we love Scripted Serials. We were blessed to have the story and so much of 2013 when the characters were finally together as a team and happy for a long stretch.

    It is very likely EJAMI 2013 was a special planned gift for the loyal fans of the show and the couple. I keep thinking of James Scott’s answer to an interview question at Day of Days – He selected Dvorak’s New World Symphony. A nineth symphony which was Dvorak’s last. It is a classic, romantic journey about a man from Bohema coming to America. His love of nature and the folk sense of a melting pot with Native Indians and others who were not living a fantasy American dream.

    That is James Scott. Erudite to the end. I have been watching that interview and listening to Dvorak ‘s New Symphony and enjoying his clever and smart hints.

    I also wonder if James has writing chops, too. God speed to him in all he does. He intuitively knew what women dreamed to have…and gave us great romantic escapes of mind. At least, that is true for me.

    James is his own man, at least that is my perception. I am so thrilled to have met him and Ali at a fan event in 2010. This middle 40′s lady flew across the country to meet them for a brief few minutes of conversation. Another treasured memory.

    James is talented and has many options. I hope we see him on our screens soon or writing screenplays and novels. He has made his mark in the hearts of many besotted fans. Never to be forgotten.

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    Days4Days replied

    You just made me literally cry. What a wonderful thing for him to have brought into your life and a bond that you and your mom shared <3

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    Libby replied

    Thanks Days4Days. It made me feel good to share Mom’s story.

    Patrick replied

    Hello Libby,

    I totally, agree with Days4Days

    your post : welled up emotion’al ties…

    If I may…. paragraph 2, 3, and 3rd from the last… just speaks

    James Scott : catapulted, stratosphered, embodied, and embraced EJ

    what an enigmatic, feeling, individual

    No doubt : that EJ and Sami belong, with : DAYS supercouple status

    DAYS, unlike any other show… that showcase supercouple… Love and romance, and belonging endures

    I swear… one of these days… I hope to make it to a fanfest….

    My best to you and yours

    MAB replied

    I read your comments above and must say I experienced a similar situation with my Mother in 2010. We watched Days together every day. I miss her so, and miss watching with her.

    You are absolutely right about James Scott, and EJami. They are one of a kind characters, and couple. There will never be no one else like them.

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    Faith Jimerson replied

    I have been watching Days of our lives for about 8 years. Have loved the show.
    Please take the story line away with Will and Sonny. People don’t need to see them kissing and being married. This is a good soap opera. Its the only one now that is showing a gay couple, and its losing viewers. I almost stopped watching it cause of sonny and will. Every time it comes on i have to turn my head and cut the TV off and then turn it back on to make sure that scene is not there. The show is wonderful and the Lord would not want you to have this segment in the show. Please write off Sonny and Will and never put a gay couple on the show. A lot of people have stopped watching the show because of this. You are not getting more viewers cause of the gay part and i would pray about it and search your heart and take this off the show these two characters. People do not accept this and its not right. Marriage is between a man and woman its in the Bible and you cannot justify this part in the soap opera trying to appease people. I pray you will take this off this soap opera, its been very disturbing, and eventually i will have to stop watching it if it continues.
    It is terribly wrong. God bless you and i hope you do the right thing, and you will see your ratings go really high up cause you will be honored in doing the right thing. God be with you.

    DC Photo replied

    I feel bad for “Faith Jimerson”. Organized religion is ruining the world. God will welcome people that love each other over people with hate in their hearts. Thank you DOOL for standing up for what is right and helping to change the public perception of gay relationships. The people that most reference “family values” are the people that are poisoning the future generations with bigotry. God can judge people, but people should not judge people.

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  21. Rose9 says:

    I am heartbroken over James’ departure. He is such a fantastic actor and I will really miss being able to watch him everyday. I wish him the best of luck in all his future projects.

    My one small moment of hope is that with this timing I might actually get a happily ever after exit for Ejami. Please, please, please tptb!

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  22. Michael S. says:

    Sad news for Days fans but best wishes to James in his future endeavors.

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  23. manual says:

    So disappointed, first Sami, now EJ! Is this a precursor to Days ending in near future?! What will be the point in watching – the two best characters are leaving!

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    4everDAYS replied

    There are plenty characters and stories left and returning characters.

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    PatF replied

    Oh dear!

    You must be spinning after this news. ANOTHER veteran character leaving Days.

    What’s going on over there?

    No possessions now…let’s try to get this wobbly boat afloat!

    Johnny replied

    The Days writers will just have to do their jobs…and write. This show has survived the loss of every one of their legendary supercouples at one point or another, couples who put EJ and Sami to shame. The show has survived and thrived. I don’t see this as so much a loss as a chance for Days to reinvent itself again. They have to commit to creating a younger set who can move up and become the next generation. They have established popular vets in place. Nicole and Eric are more than ready to pick up the mantle of lead couple. If they would straighten Brady out and give him a viable love interest, it could be glory days again of couples…who were also friends…and who battled bad guys instead of each other.

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    Patrick replied

    “…The Days writers will just have to do their jobs…and write”

    Thank you, Johnny

    isn’t that the truth

    don’t let up…. of the 4 soaps,, currently… DAYS delivers

    DAYS has survived the supercouple syndrome….

    yet we still have… and LOVE

    those ladies… Kayla, Hope, Jenn, Maggie, Julie,
    I want Kimberly home… with Shane

    Marlena stands heralded

    love Lexie

    I’m crying right now… for EJ and Sammi… but… as another poster shared… EJ and Sami will forever be : sharing… the best of

  24. louisa says:

    WOW! Shocker. It sounds like he needs some time away and they should not recast but leave it open for his return.

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  25. Daisy says:

    Wow what a loss! He certainly will be missed. It is a shame he and Alison are leaving just when Days had recovered and is doing so well.

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  26. Mary e says:

    James Scott is a wonderful actor and will be missed
    Hopefully with time away. He will return
    Is there hope he could go to y and r as adam

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    Mari replied

    I have always thought that James Scott should be the next James Bond. He’s perfect for that part.

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  27. Carolyn Levesque says:

    It was a shock and sadness to know Ali was leaving but now James. I can’t see the
    show making it with their most popular couple. A very sad day to lose both Ali & James. They were a dynamic duo. Hopefully we will see them on the big screen or
    a sitcom with the 2 together again. You can’t find that chemistry anywhere on the Soaps .

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  28. Johnny says:

    Sami and EJ have pretty much run their course. Hopefully they will get a happy ending of some sort. They have pretty much run the gamut …I mean how many rapes, shootings, triangles, custody battles, and court trials can a couple to through and still be viable? Since soaps are completely incapable of writing for couples who stay together, this is best. Both James and Allison have enjoyed good and popular runs and best that they leave at the top of their game before they devolve into complete uselessness and irrelevance (see General hospital).

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  29. Virginia says:

    Maybe E J can be convicted of murdering Nick……

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  30. Sherwood says:

    First Alison Sweeney and now James Scott! Wow, DAYS is going to have two big shoes to fill now. These two wonderful actors have made the show so watchable. Good luck Mr. Scott, job well done. I hope EJamie sail off into the sunset together.

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  31. James McDonald says:

    James Scott should be chosen to be the next James Bond 007 after Daniel Craig is released.
    With the characters of Sami and EJ now leaving, this should make Stefano feel very lonely and vulnerable. With EJ gone, most of Stefano’s power will be gone. Now would be a good time for Tony to return from the dead, but I understand he may be in a General Hospital somewhere (hee-hee)

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  32. Carlie says:

    Great news! Maybe now they can feature the long time vets John and Marlena in affront burner story. Tired of the ejami show !

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    Karen replied

    Absolutely LOVE the EJAMI show!!! LOVE IT!!!

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    juju replied

    ‘Ejami show’ ? Seriously ? Characters like Jennifer, Daniel and Abigail..totally bland characters have more air time than Ej and Sami so NO there is no ‘Ejami show’ Carlie.

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  33. Jared says:

    Is this the new Adam Newman? If he can speak with a Midwestern American dialect, hmmmm….

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    Patrick replied

    “OH” wow

    I can’t fault him… for having the best 8 years in Salem
    to perhaps, knowing… he couldn’t possibly trump and or best EJ and Sami

    that he’d delve in to another GREAT role

    ———

    be that as it may tho…. when DOOL production is as healthy as he says

    at least fans are aware : so much is amiss in Y&R product…. a job is a job and if they give him what he wants… he’d certainly set Y&R ON FIRE

    smoldering… don’t look back

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    toscanti replied

    He would be amazing as “ADAM NEWMAN”!!!!!!

  34. Elite Advisors says:

    This is terrible news…. they are the 2 characters that I watch this show for….. what is ODD is that he has taped his last day TODAY while A Sweeney does not leave until the end of the year… that to me means there will be no walking into the sunset together….

    I LOVED EJ… you redeemed the character and we all rallied for you and Sammi….I absolutely despise the fact that there is much turmoil in the soaps these days…. I was hoping Kelly Sullivan could have been the Nu Sammy but with EJ leaving, I don’t want a recast!

    Horrible news for Salem. Awesome job and I will miss you and your alter ego very much!

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    margy replied

    Allison Sweeney’s last tape date is this month also. They tape so far in advance that their last airdates will be in the fall. So there is a chance for them to have a Ejami ending after all.

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    andrew hass replied

    Maybe Sami and EJ will leave town together and that’ll be James Scott’s exit.However maybe we’ll still see Sami a little after with her talking to people back in Salem on the phone or something.

  35. Christine says:

    Oh No! What am I going to have left to look at? He is gorgeous and I will miss him on OLTL, but I only wish the best of everything for him in the future.

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  36. Patrick says:

    isn’t this some vigil time

    I celebrate them

    OUR Lives

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  37. Mark says:

    I am so bummed it won’t be the same but days needs to bring back some vets

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  38. Patrick says:

    I’m still thinking about the cast as a whole

    now, more than ever… why not bring back Peter Reckell

    even so… with Hope and Aiden.. off to a blazing start… this would just firework and trigger all our senses

    and help our forward with (out)

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    4everDAYS replied

    Yes, Patrick! DAYS will have more money. They should also kick Jennifer out of her grandparents house and move Mike and Robin or Mike and April in. Where in the world is Michael T. Weiss?

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    4everDAYS replied

    Michael T. Weiss is now the age as Macdonald Carey was when he debuted as Dr. Tom Horton-52.

    It would be nice to have the patriarch grandson whom is also a Dr. living in THE home of homes!!!

    If Mike isn’t with Robin or April, why not have him with Kayla? Mary Beth Evans should not be wasted!!! I also hope the writers saw the spark between Kayla and Aiden!

    So many possibilities!!!

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    Libby replied

    Great idea about Michael T. Weiss.

  39. Ann says:

    It was really something how Days kept this quiet. James will be missed. Wishing him all the best. I am a big Eric and Nicole fan and I hope we get to see a lot of them. Sami and EJ. Are such a big part of Days. I hope the show can recover. The Dan and Jennifer thing has been a disaster in my opinion.. Maybe things will perk up now that Kristen will be on the air soon. Hope Sami and E,J. Have a happy ending. Something we don’t get to see much in soaps these days.

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    andrew hass replied

    I’m also surprised that everyone was able to keep the news that James was leaving secret too but that could have been a good thing.Now the show or James won’t have to spend months hearing the fans begging him to stay.

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  40. Summer says:

    I honestly don’t believe they would of lost him if they hadn’t disrespected his character and how he clearly felt about EJ and Sami and theyre prior 7 years of energy he put into it. Just….what could of been, what was in brief, amazing. Because of the actors. The writers are horrible, only Melissa Salmons can write anything good and hopefully shes in charge of giving them the HEA they so deserve. Thank you James Scott, your amazing character has kept me going for seven years and Im so sorry that this show let you down…again…and again. I get it. Will be looking for you! Best of luck!

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  41. Geena says:

    I’ll miss James that’s for sure but in the long run this is a blessing in disguise for the show. EJ and Sami (Sami especially) have taken up so much air time and story pushing other fan favorites to the sidelines ie Lucas. If I didn’t like EJ and/or Sami, there wouldn’t be much reason for me to watch Days of our Lives the last 8 years! This will finally force the TPTB to invest in other characters and bringing back old fan favs to bolster the cast. I am most worried about the status of the Dimeras though. JM is up there in age and doesn’t seem to film very much, ED is only doing short stints and now with JS gone, all we are left with is Chad!

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  42. Patrick says:

    from the get go

    James Scott’ EJ

    smoldered : with no grasp :

    we eked out our imagination.

    willed our thought process abandon : and he blithely whetted OUR

    and You still loved him

    excite : yum : prevailed beyond our comprehension : A DiMera stud all live

    he reigns in the echelon of monolithic proportion

    Salem unrequited

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  43. andrew hass says:

    I’m sad that James Scott is leaving but not that surprised.After 8 years been on DOOL maybe he needs a break.However it wouldn’t surprise me if he returns in a few months.

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  44. Bev says:

    Wow! Ok so would this be awesome or what? Before anybody gets their panties in a bunch… Ski is leaving so is James. Young and the restless are looking to recast trouble characters. Mpg thought… Janes will go to yr to play Adam Newman. And Ali Sweeney as Phyllis Newman?? Haha omg if they rid that that would be awesome!!!sad to see them go but man I’d love to see that! All the best to Hanes and Ali!

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    Bev replied

    I should proof read and edit sorry! I got excited over here :) but ya I think they could work as mm and ms replacement on yr

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    Pamela replied

    Simply, NO.

    andrew hass replied

    Allison has said that Days is the only soap she would ever do and she’s not leaving Days just to jump to another soap.I think with the Summer coming up Allison will be spending time with her family and taking a break.Plus Ali and James may not want to be recasts because they would be compared to the previous actor in the role.

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  45. Engrady Pind says:

    With James and Allison both leaving, Days will have to really step up to the plate with new stories and conflicts.

    I will be glad to see the back of Sami; I have never liked the character.
    I think James has taken the EJ character about as far as the character can go without a major change in circumstances.

    It is really going to be interesting to see what the show comes up with after the loss of EJAMI. Nicole is already featured too much. Eric is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Hope and Jennifer are so uptight it is a wonder either can draw a breath. When Kristin comes back this summer little Miss Liar Theresa will be toast because she cannot play with the big girls no matter what she thinks. If Kristin wants Brady back, then Theresa might as well book her flight back to California right now.

    When will we see the last of Gabi? I am amazed at how dumb this character is. Has anyone heard how the actress is going to exit the show?

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  46. Cheryl says:

    I am very upset that James is leaving. With him gone as well as Alison Sweeney and even the character of Nick… I feel this is the absolute end of days. I am very very sad about this news.

    Best of luck to him/them… Days will not be the same to me.

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    Patrick replied

    it’s a darned shame… the three characters you mention… have, never, faltered

    EJ, Sami, Nick

    Oye… I hope the salaries made available

    will be put to good use…

    why not bring back Peter Reckell, or Ted King
    and/or Charles Shaughnessy or Patsy Pease

    Bo, Shane, Kimerly

    DAYS hasn’t had the influx and implosion… Y&R and it would seem GH…

    so… this is tread and egg shell… stance

    keep pressing.. and fan salute

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    4everDAYS replied

    Yes to all that, Patrick!

    And also bring to the forefront..Kayla, Justin & Adrienne and ANNE!!!

    Also, I can’t handle the thought of Danifer living in the Horton House…Mike Horton is a must if not Lucas!!!

  47. B. Yanchar says:

    Have been watching “Days” since its inception. Now you know how old I am. James Scott is a fantastic actor, and as much as I will miss him, he should definitely go on to the big screen as a leading actor.

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  48. Paul says:

    As a Ejami fan I feel very sad today but part of me wants them to leave together I don’t think EJ could love any other woman than Sami even James said EJ cheating on Sami was totally out of character to him and he actually said it was a slap in the face when he learned EJ would be unfaithful to Sami. He and Ali will be a huge loss to the show I am sure the show will go on without them but its going very boring to watch. Love or hate Ejami they always got people talking whether it was in a good or bad way they created huge buzz for days.

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    Leah replied

    Totally agree Paul….
    Glad we won’t be subjected to more EJ with whoever garbage. Samantha Gene Brady is the ONLY woman for EJ Dimera. Always has been and always will be.

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    Karen replied

    Yay!!! ABSOLUTELY!!! I’m going to miss James & Alison so very much! But at the same time…GOOD FOR THEM!!! So happy for them and so glad that they and EJ & Sami are getting to away from it all! So, glad that the characters of EJ & Sami are leaving in the same month and time and that James & Alison and the actors that play their children [besides Will who will be the only one staying] are leaving the show together! Yay!!! So sweet!! So happy for James & Alison and EJ & Sami and that they get to get away from daytime soaps for a while and all this crazy stuff, and get to move on to bigger and better things! Can’t wait to see their future projects and them outside of the Days stuff. I love James & Alison and Supercouple EJAMI so extremely much, but I’m so glad and happy for them for leaving together! And good for them! I’ll miss them a tremendous amount…but that’s right Aaron & Griffin (Johnny DiMera), Sydney, Allie, and James & Alison…you go! Run fast and away, get away from all of this and go on to bigger and better things! We will miss you all and all the greatness and hard work you brought and gave throughout the years, but so glad and happy for you all that you get to get away from all of this and leave together! YAY!!! GOOD FOR THEM!!! And can’t wait to see the very big and bright futures that are just waiting and lying ahead of them! So excited, proud of, and happy for James Scott & Alison Sweeney!!!

  49. Carolyn says:

    I, like everyone else, hate to see James leave. I hope to see him in other “movies “..maybe big screen..maybe James can be James Bond! :-) Good luck to you. Thanks for giving us 8 wonderful years.

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  50. Reney says:

    OMG!!!! I am really going to miss EJ-James Scott.First Ali..now James is leaving too!Well I wish them both the best and I hope James does movies and primetime.Thanks Ali and James for all the talent and excitement you gave to us fans through the years.Ejami forever!I hope Ejami leave the show together with their kids.

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  51. Leiane says:

    This if further devastating news for DOOL fans. They are my favorite couple. Hope and Jen lost their spark. I want to see James and Ali on screen again soon. Perhaps they just go off on a honeymoon and come back different after a terrible accident. One can only wish to keep their characters alive. And what of their children?

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    Karen replied

    Their children are leaving as well with them! It was announced in a press release as well, that the children have wrapped up their scenes on DAYS around the same time as James & Alison! So, they’ll be leaving with their parents EJ & Sami too!

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    Karen replied

    Will is the only one staying behind.

  52. damien says:

    bye!!!! can u take nick and gabi with you pls!!! ?asap!!?
    this whole sami, ej giving two shits about gabi and nick was so bs and a waste of the actors last year! when hopefully all four leave can carrie, Austin ( peck) and belle and shawn d( the original ofcourse) pls return ? they need to fill the void of the bradys !!! with the di meras also outnumbered maybe phillip can return too and show more of Justin to up the kirikasis s also!!
    With the spare cash from the salaries of scott and Sweeney can days invest in some sets???, its almost comedic how crap the shows looking lately. how many times can characters hang out at a bench in the middle of the bushes. bring back the docks. that was classic days.

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  53. Tammy Kreiss says:

    IF what I read somewhere else is true, I am still in shock. IF this is going to wear off, & he wantsreturn one day, recast or have him go away on business. If he really is messed up, then kill him off with a huge fall out, or recast him. Just sorry it had to end like this.

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  54. Tammy Kreiss says:

    Oops..wants to return. Darn phone…

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  55. daysvet says:

    I was always a Safe fan, but James is a phenomenal actor! I wouldn’t want a recast on either. I hope it’s Nicole and Eric next.

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  56. Leah says:

    Now that the big announcement about James (EJ) leaving Days, I have a feeling EJ is going to return to being evil…. I hope I’m wrong but I think Corday and his team are going to want to make the most of the time they have left of Mr EJ Dimera.
    An Ejami and Ejamily happily ever after…. in the 7 years prior to this year we didn’t get it I wonder if we ever will? I would find that all rather sad as an Ejami fan. Like AS said in an interview once Lumi and Safe were given their times of martial bliss, Ejami (up to now) have never been given that chance :(

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    Patrick replied

    I certainly don’t know the status of how long Blake Berris will continue on DAYS

    I hope it’s for the duration…that he wants to stay

    with the exit of EJ and Sami….

    it would seem like DAYS has been testing the waters… of the machinations… of evil… with Nick, Theresa, Anne… as they need these denizens… to match, and equal ALL of the good citizens of Salem

    Here comes Kristen

    I’m still giddy and pondering… just how much of an impact Kassie DePaiva’ Eve will allow:

    I hope she’s a good support system for Theresa… hasn’t she been through the ringer .. by ALL the menfolk… the three amigos: Daniel, Eric, and Brady

    I would have told them to piss off and then some… Jeanne Theresa Donovan uninhibits

    I thoroughly, enjoyed Liam… for his dalliance… ugh… now what flexs and is on the horizon… for Daniel and Jenn

    I don’t know… with the exit of both characters… perhaps on screen… and infinitely, in our minds… these two characters.. who gave with ever fiber of their being… were never mean’t to be married and love bliss… you just knew… and had to sit back… and watched, dreamed, along… knowing… these two … no matter what was required… the belied all the trials… and prevailed… above and beyond

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  57. Rj says:

    Actually, this is not surprising. Since the Abigail/Ej affair the writing has been lame, and since Allison is leaving, one wondered where the Ej storyline would go since so much of his character was built around Sami. Of course, it could have gone in many directions, and been good, perhaps, even better, but seems JS put a lot into the Sami obsession. Well, it will be interesting to see the direction that Days takes now that two central characters are going. My guess is that they will go out with a bang (maybe Bonnie and Clyde style), but it would be nice to have them ride into the sunset. Days will have to build up some other strong central characters to draw people in and keep the attention and focus. Thanks for the ‘memories’James who will forget you in that towel when you first opened that door for Sami (and of course, many other fine dramatic moments). Hope we will see you somewhere again! Best of Luck!

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    pauline replied

    ‘even better’ i don’t think so..i shudder what Corday and co would have wrote for poor James Scott and his Ej’s character, it would have been awful.. After all these years of awful material, only James and Ali saved it. Certainly NOT the writers.
    James just made a smart move, now let’s see him become a movie star (he can do it)

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    Rj replied

    Pauline, I hear you! I was just trying to take the high road. :) Thanks for commenting.

  58. Mo says:

    So sad. Maybe EJami can be happy together.

    Does this mean Johnny is leaving too? He’s so cute.

    It’s not going to be the same Days without James and Ali. With Sami going, I thought, well, EJ will still be there, but I guess not. He can always come back though.

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    Karen replied

    Yes, EJ & Sami’s daughter Sydney DiMera (played by Berlyn and Brooklyn Baca now) and their son Johnny DiMera (played by Aaron & Griffin K.), and Sami’s daughter & EJ’s step-daughter Allie (played by Carolyn & Campbell Rose) will all be leaving Days of Our Lives as well with their TV parents this month.

    Sami’s grand-daughter & EJ’s step-grand-daughter Arianna, and Sami’s son & EJ’s step son William (Arianna’s father) will be the only 2 children of their family left behind in Salem/on Days of Our Lives. The rest of their children are leaving with James & Alison this month as well and think they may have just finished wrapping up their scenes as well on the show, just like their TV dad James Scott.

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    juju replied

    We don’t know about Ali, she could totally stay on Salem with her father Lucas.

    Karen replied

    juju, I just don’t think that Sami will leave her daughter behind, no matter her father being there in Salem still. That’s just not Sami. She’s not going to go anywhere without her three young children going with her. If she could take Will with her she would, but she knows he’s a young man now with his own husband and his very own family and won’t take him away from that. But I just don’t see Sami leaving and then just leaving her young daughter Allie behind without her. Sami wouldn’t do that. Now, Sami will allow Allie to visit her dad in Salem from time to time, perhaps but she’s not going to just leave Allie behind. That’s just not Sami. Where Sami goes, her young children go. She’s not going to leave any of her young ones behind without her. William will represent her and their family in Salem, while she’s gone. And then later in way distant future Johnny and Sydney (and Allie will probably return with them as well as a teen) will probably return to Salem as Brady-DiMera teenagers and will be the representative of Sami & EJ and be the face of their family in Salem , without them there. They barely show little Allie now, they’re definitely not going to ramp up on her and show her more without her mother being there now. And Sami is just not going to go and leave Salem and just her behind without being there. That just isn’t Sami. When it comes to her children, she’s not going anywhere without her beautiful three young ones coming with her. So, she’s definitely going to take all three, Johnny, Sydney, and Allie with her. [Sami may let Allie come back to visit Salem every now and then for like the holidays or something to visit with Lucas. But you know, Sami isn’t going to just leave Salem without her daughter Allie going with her. And if they have a ending of leaving together, EJ isn’t going to want to leave Salem without his young step-daughter being with them, as he has always loved Allie as if she was his very own daughter since she was born. So, he’ll definitely want her to leave and be with them and to be with her sister Sydney and brother Johnny as well, as they always have been.

    Kiren replied

    Karen – its not about what Sami’s character would’ve done, these writers don’t care about the integrity of the characters, its about if they are better off keeping little Ali on canvas with Lucas or not. If they can write for that, they will.

  59. lulu says:

    While i will be sad to not watch Ej Dimera played beautifully by James Scott and his wonderful, unmatched dynamic with Sami Brady played by Ali Sweeney i am glad for him.
    Above all he just deserves so much better than this soap. Dool TPTB did everything to tarnish, put on a corner, inflict on this character bad really bad writing..always trying to destroy the amazing pairing he built for years with Ali Sweeney..the last tacky, trashy cheating story being the last crime, the last try..ugh. After 8 years to be abused by one-note writing i also wish for his character and Sami’s character to finally leave Salem happy together..FINALLY..but sadly i am sure TPTB will have once again other lame and insulting plans..whatever, at least he will be gone and will finally be able to use his talent and charisma with people who value them.
    To sum up i will miss a lot Ej, i will miss Ej and Sami but i can’t wait to see James Scott on new projects, on new mediums, prime-time, movies when he will shine.

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  60. Allen Saint James says:

    This departure will leave a big void , but it allows a new energy and direction that either the writers will muck up or spin into gold.

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  61. toscanti says:

    He would do well to move to the number one soap Y&R as “Adam Newman” He could pull it off!

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  62. KatieJones says:

    So sad…E.J. and Sami are the core of Days

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  63. Crystal J says:

    With the new Will being horrible (he’s emotionless and lacks facial expressions), Sami leaving and now E.J.? Honestly, after watching this show for 15 years now, I will ride it out until these 2 leave and see how everything unfolds. Chances are that I will no longer be a viewer afterwards.

    I would love to have them bring back chad, Melanie, Phillip, Shawn and Belle,

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  64. Gmbenet says:

    Did James Scott’s decision to leave Days of our Lives have anything to do with Alison Sweeney’s decision not to renew her contract? I think the two decisions may be related. James was an EJami fan himself. He may not have wanted another leading lady.

    In any case, James’ decision may present an opportunity for Peter Reckell to return. Since EJami won’t be front and center, that presents an opportunity for Bope to take center stage one more time. The writers could have a field day with that…if they have writers who have written Bope stories before and are familiar with Bope history.

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  65. Kathleen says:

    Hi, when I had initially read the breaking news, I was hoping it was a rease to raise ratings even more. I am saddened by losing him on DAYS, I loved watching him, he made the show as a perfect mix of someone who deep.down has a heart, and someone.you don’twant to cross !! I appreciate and.fully respect his decision toleave , especially for.personal time.or.new endeavors . InIam just wondering if there is an option for him to ever return ??? I am one loyal fan to DAYS , but EJ cannot be recast noone is as good as he.. Just to tjrow this is in I loved the chemistry wigh James and Kate, that you can’t fake.
    I do wish him well and All the Best, but he will be missed !
    Thanks for.letting me share.
    Kathleen

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  66. Leah says:

    Wasn’t a regular viewer of DOOL but knew of JS. Good luck to him and hopefully it will not be another soap .

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  67. jimmiemack says:

    Ej was my favorite actor on the show and was an intergal part of the show’s success. He is too good of an actor to be on a soap and should be a Hollywood movie star.

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  68. lou says:

    Will miss him and Ali (Ejami best daytime chemistry as far as i am concerned) but it is a smart move, can’t wait to watch him in new projects.

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  69. pat t says:

    Days cannot lose Samie. And EJ, they have to be recast!!!!!!

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  70. pat t says:

    What a loss!!!!!!

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  71. MAB says:

    I am truly crushed that James Scott is leaving Days! I was stunned when Alison said she was leaving, and hated it, but thought, ok, we still have EJ, but now he’s going too. I just hope this means they will finally get their happy ending and leave the show together. They belong together, always have, and it’s only right if TPTB show respect to the couple and their loyal fans to end them leaving together. NO recast! No one could replace them, especially EJ. No one could play him after James Scott, period! I will miss them immensely!

    Although we got to enjoy many storylines involving EJ & Sami when they were apart, if TPTB would’ve put them together a long time ago, then we could’ve enjoyed many great storylines from them as a couple, but now we’ll never get to see their true full potential as a couple. SO much time wasted for these two. So many avenues that could’ve been explored for them, but when they did put them together, what did we get? EJ & Abigail having sex. That was a joke, a slap in the face to EJami, and their fans. They were only together twice, in which Abigail was a willing participant, and then we had to watch her go around acting all high & mighty (as most Horton’s do), and go on about how what happened was all his fault, yada, yada. Putting Abigail in the mix of a power couple like EJ & Sami was a HUGE mistake. The character of Abigail was out of her league, and it was a disgrace to EJ & Sami as a couple. But that’s what the show gave us…and now, they’re leaving. I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise.

    I see some saying they will be glad when EJ & Sami are gone because they’re tired of them being on every day. Well, they weren’t on every day. What about Daniel & Jen? At least EJ & Sami were interesting. But featuring characters/couples on the front burner is nothing new. Marlena was front burner for years with Roman/John, etc. Bo & Hope, Steve & Kayla, etc., all front burners. So it was no different for EJ & Sami to be, and why not, they deserved it. They are great characters, and great actors.

    I just hope TPTB have a plan, or the show is going to suffer. It’s time to up the ante and concentrate on Eric & Nicole, and Brady and a woman worthy of him. I just hope we don’t have to see more of Daniel & Jen. Instead, we should see Hope in the forefront with a bigger storyline, but I just don’t know about her yet coupled with Aiden. I still miss Bo. I’ve never understood why Jen’s storyline is bigger than Hope’s????

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  72. Cath says:

    I wish them the best. I do hope they are recasted as Salem needs Sami and EJ. I had hoped for a recast of Bo. Also Gabbi. Nick should not die he should go back to jail.How about Nicole getting her happily ever after. Hurry up with the Rafe/ Jordon story line. Is Jordan in witness protection? Good Luck.

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  73. dmr says:

    Such a loss to the show! I have only continued to tune-in to Days because Eileen Davidson will be returning to Salem, soon! I absolutely love Eileen as Kristen Dimera! I will surely miss James Scott. He is such a talented actor!

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  74. AMANDA says:

    I am very sad about James departing Days. EJAMI are the primary reason why I watch Days. I can’t imagine Days without EJAMI. EJAMI is without a doubt the best duo on Days. No other duo comes remotely close to the extraordinary chemistry Alison and James share on screen with their on-going forbidden love story for the past 8 years.

    EJ Dimera, a core character who adds much needed action and adventure to the show will be a major loss for Days. A most handsome man with such class and charisma.

    Well, I will definitely be done with Days when EJAMI leave Salem.

    Best wishes to James with his future adventures!

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  75. Liz says:

    Devastating news with Sami and EJ both leaving what is going to keep my interest in the show! I’ve been watching for years, if Kate leaves the show, I’m not watching!! I’m done

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  76. Liz says:

    Nick should die!

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  77. Kelly says:

    I hope Days of Our Lives recast EJ! It wouldn’t be the same without his character. I’m sorry to see him go, I love him as an actor, I wish him the best and I hope he comes back!

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  78. MiMi says:

    Are the strongest characters jumping ship before it sinks???

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    4everDAYS replied

    AS is very busy and 22 years is a long time. JS probably sees her exit as a good time for him to go. BB is very busy. The ship is not sinking. It’s just going a bit off course. The ship is picking up new and old passengers whom will help it stay afloat! Eileen Davidson is returning as Kristen! Kassie DePaiva is stepping on board as Eve! Nothing but smooth sailing on the horizon!!!

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  79. Faith Jimerson says:

    I have loved watching EJ playing EJ Demira. He has been my favorite actor of all time on Days of our Lives. I have been watching the show for about maybe maybe 7 to 8 years and just fell in love with EJ. He is very heartfelt and shows so much compasssion and love for his family and children and friends. He is an incredible actor and i am heartbroken that he is leaving the show. I hope maybe he will come back later for appearances just like Stephano comes back another favorite actor of mine. I will miss seeing him and wish him all the best. May the Lord bless him with he new projects and personal time off. Always Faith Jimerson, Vienna VA

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  80. Bethanie Smith says:

    Do not recast for EJ or Sammi. They are both so popular on the show nobody could ever fill there shoes.

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    Gail replied

    I very much agree!!

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    teresa staggs replied

    2.agree

  81. sue talas says:

    I have watched Days since it began…crazy…I have brought so many viewers…I had hoped you would be cast as the male role of Fifty Shades of Grey…I am so so so very saddened…I think I will probably not watch anymore as this series has run its course…the bad boy with the bad girl that keeps us watching…we love the bad…with big hearts…enjoy your life and thank you for the years you gave us…good luck..

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  82. kathy says:

    I have been watching DOOL for about 46 years and when BO left that hurt and now Semi and Ej leaving what are you trying to do kill the show . I really would love to see the show make it past 50 years .

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  83. Linda says:

    I have been watching Days since I was a young child, I would sit in front of the TV with my Grandmother when ever I visited her. Watching now brings back special moments with my Grandmother, I was sad to hear that James was leaving the show, but we have to go on with our lives. Much success James on your new adventure.

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  84. Elena Burmeister says:

    Well with Sammy leaving and EJ that pretty much seals the deal for me. I’ve been watching faithfully since 1966….

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  85. Lynne says:

    I love the characters but seriously they need to be accountable for their actions even if it means jail time …

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  86. Tricia says:

    James Scott is one of the abest actors on daytime tv and a wonderful ambassador for DOOL. He is a class act & many of the younger set should learn from his honour and his grace.

    JS made EJ his own to become as iconic as Stefano DiMera an amazing feat for an actor. It is irrelevant whether you are an Ejami, a Safe fan & a Lumi fan as JS made EJ stand out from the crowd that had as talking for days & that is a tribute to the actor & he deserves kudos for that.

    I wish him well & I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s on screen elsewhere if that is his choice.

    The loss of EJ & Sami will largely impact on the show as for me they were the only 2 that have shone despite how poor the storylines have been & I don’t suspect that DOOL can recover from it. It will be a sad day for soap viewers when they both exit.

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  87. shirley says:

    You were an inspiration to the show. there has been godly changes in the show that I don’t like . Tom and Alice Horton would turn over in their graves

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  88. Gail says:

    Days is losing a lot of valued and talented characters. It is really too bad since I’ve been watching this over 30 years. It’s hard to replace characters you’ve learned to love and hate. They can’t seem to recap an Alice and Tom Horton or Julie and Doug forever after couple. That’s kind of sad since that’s what people are looking for.

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  89. Teresa says:

    I just cannot imagine the show without the chemistry of EJ and Sami – The best couple with chemistry since Bo and hope and even better because of the how Sami is and how Ej loves her no matter what. I hope they send them off in a wedding to remember.

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  90. Jennifer Howell says:

    Since the first day I seen Ej in his to well standing there with Sammie. I have loved you since that day!! Your sexy, demure, classy, bad boy .if won’t be the same after him and Sammie both leave the show.i continues with some good strong roles w some hot new actors. Going to Miss you…. Alot…. Xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  91. Theresa DeMaio says:

    I cannot imagine Days without EJ !!!
    EJ & Sammi are such a great couple—and the chemistry between them !!!
    EJ is georgeous and a rock to Sammi & others on the show.
    His character is extremely important to making Days what it is.
    I think after all these years, I’ll have to finally say goodbye to Days if my EJ leaves the show.
    Just can’t watch it without him ( or Sammi ) . they make magic together !!!
    I think this is a HUGE mistake Days !!! Talk him into staying !!! I’m heartbroken !!!

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  92. Emma leone says:

    Hello , why not finding another talk very handsome British accent speaking actor that can play EJ character ? I do not believe it is an insult to James. On the contrary, it is an honor ! It just simply means that the show cannot go on without this amazing character that James created . James you are an amazing actor and a very handsome man. We love you . Good luck to you . The show is not going to be the same without you .

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  93. Terri Pera says:

    There is no one that can replace James Scott. He has a beautiful voice, accent, smile, face especially when he winks. Very Beautiful in every way. God bless you on your new adventure. Be good to yourself and get plenty of rest on your time off. I know what ever you do on your new projects, you will be great at it.

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  94. Peggie Ponder says:

    I am so sad to hear EJ and Sammi leaving Salem (the show). I just hope they leave together and keep it all happy. I have loved this couple together for eight years. They are made for each other. They will surely be missed. They are truly hot together. I hope they are not recast. I could not stand it. I hope nothing but the best for them both.

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  95. donna sistare says:

    did his decision have anything to do with sami decision to leave before his.

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  96. Roseann Giuliano says:

    I canot believe that James Scott has left days he is a great actor adno will be missed. If he goes
    to another soap I will watch it and dump dool.

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  97. Debbie Smith says:

    Without EJ and Sami, Days really doesn’t have anyone left to watch! I guess this means one less thing to tape.

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  98. teresa staggs says:

    I really liked him and said being a couple. And if they do decided to come back later would be great. He will be missed on the show.

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  99. Tamara says:

    I am saddened by the turn of events, i love the charter, and it was really getting interesting with abbygail , would have love to see more of that.

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  100. Kathy Stone says:

    I will miss the EJ and Sami storylines and I really think DOOL should recast both because they recast all the time and yes it will take some getting use to but I just can’t see DOOL without those two characters.

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  101. joan says:

    Love EJ & Sami, so sorry to see them leaving :( I hope DOOL can survive!

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  102. Nancy says:

    Ej you are loved here in Chicago so ever here stop in and see us your fans Laura Goff and Nancy skelnik hooter girls

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  103. Mo says:

    My best wishes for the future to both James and Alison; my reasons for watching Days. They are definitely one of the super couples in TV history! An unmatched chemistry and such powerful acting, truly immersing themselves in their roles, bringing life to their characters; and making so many of us love them and root for them. Both James and Alison will be dearly missed, all the way here in Cape Town, South Africa. Thank you Alison for an amazing 21 years, and James for a wonderful eight years. Hoping for a happy sending off; and praying they don’t recast their characters. Going to miss the accent, the fierce fights palpable with chemistry, the beautiful, longing stares, the”Samantha”‘s only EJ could so beautifully say, the heartrending emotions, and all that is the ineffable and inimitable Sami and EJ!

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  104. Kathy Dearborn says:

    I hate the idea of both He and Allison leaving but , He would be great in movies. How about the next James Bond?!!!!

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  105. Susan B says:

    They both will be missed but after hearing James comment that “All Soap opera watcher are idiots” my oh my how arrogant and heady of him , Glad he is gone and they need to recast. Now Allison S is spectacular and will be missed greatly. been a fan since 1966.

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  106. marie allison says:

    I only watched dool once every month or so until retirement I can’t believe they are going to loose SAMI and EJ. I don’t think I like the other actors enough to keep watching.

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  107. Kelly says:

    I think they should recast. I think it would be great to bring freshness to the characters.

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  108. Khadejah Shakoor says:

    I am so upset. Haven’t got the right words to say. Please re – consider.

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  109. renie mckenzie says:

    It will be a sad day for me when Ej and Sami leave the show. Both are the glue on that show and will be missed. I do hope they recast the parts of both of them and hopefully both will return some day. I wish them the best in their new endeavors.
    Sincerely,
    Renie

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  110. Anne Clark says:

    I have never done this before and feel somewhat foolish about writing about fictional characters. Have watched DOL since its inception and can say that my most favorite twosome has been Sami and EJ. They have kept the show entertaining, exciting and very sexy. Both actors will be terribly missed. In fact, I will have to consider carefully if I will continue to watch. I wish Allison and James the best in whatever endeavors they tackle next. However, I will be very upset f they show up on another soap.
    In passing: James should have ben considered for 50 Shades. He is the perfect Christian Grey.

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