If you watched yesterday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, we had to say goodbye to one of the most talented younger actors to appear on soaps, Casey Deidrick!
The actor who created the role of Chad DiMera, actually taped his final episode some four months ago, but due the way DAYS production schedule works, it took till yesterday to see his farewell episode and final performance as Chad.
And a tearjerker it was! As Deidrick had expressed to On-Air On-Soaps months ago, his final scenes with Kate Mansi (Abigail) and James Scott (EJ) were very hard for him to do, and very emotional, but he was so glad that he got to work with this duo on his final tape day.
In the key scenes, Abigail tells Chad, it’s over between them before he heads to Boston. We felt like we were watching two best friends saying goodbye, which is true about this duo in real life. Even Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) came back for a quiet goodbye to their good friend complete with baby Ari!
However, it was the final scene between the DiMera brothers, played by the quietly understated James Scott. and the emotional Deidrick. that got us all choked up. After all, it was Chad that took a bullet for EJ, and he asked that some day his older brother repay the favor, but hopefully not by taking a bullet for him. EJ reminded Chad they are brothers and DiMeras, and that they will stick together through thick and thin.
So, what did you think of the final scenes between Casey and James? Were you satisfied with the way the series wrote Chad out? Share your thoughts below!