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149 February 13th, 2016 Could It Be That Chandler Massey Has Returned To Days of our Lives?

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Speculation, storyline rumors, and a facebook post from Chandler’s Massey’s former PR rep, Jeff Ballard have added fuel to the fire over the last 24 hours that the three-time Daytime Emmy winner is either on his way back to Days of our Lives, or is already taping there.

Massey, who rose to audience and critical acclaim for this emotionally-riveting performances as Will Horton, left the series and was replaced by Guy Wilson.  Chandler’s exit from the show at that time was somewhat controversial. In 2013, he had first announced his decision to leave the series and attend college while talking to the press at the Daytime Emmys, but then was rapidly replaced by the series by Wilson.  Subsequently, the show decided to “kill off” the character of Will in 2015 as part of the necktie serial killer murders.  A move that struck a nerve with the LGBT community and DAYS fans.

But now according to his teaser of a social media, Ballard relates: . “I’ve been getting quite a few calls about this — so for the record — I can neither confirm nor deny that my former client and good friend, three-time Daytime Emmy winning actor Chandler Massey will be returning to his role of Will Horton on Days of our Lives later this year. I guess you will all have to keep watching!!”

Since his initially posting and after seeing more reaction and pick-up from the press, Ballard added: “More of the same about Days of our Lives and Chandler Massey — gotta go with the “they only talk about you if you’re important” thing —” And in another post attached to another outlet’s pick-up of his post, Ballard added, “Apparently the flames have been fanned — or where there’s smoke there’s fire?”

There has also been speculation that fan favorite Freddie Smith is reprising his role as Sonny Kiriakis and will appear later this year, although unconfirmed by Smith, or the show itself.

So what do you think? Is Chandler back at DAYS?  Are all of these posts just to get the audience riled up, so they will ask for Chandler’s return, once again?  If Chandler were to come back, what role do you think he would be playing? Could Will Horton not be dead afterall?  Could Chandler be playing another character?  Share your thoughts on this develpoing story garnering steam around the web in the comment section below!

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  1. Derrick says:

    WTH is wrong with Corday?????
    He said once characters are dead, they STAY DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

    It will be good to have Chandler back but HOW if Will is dead??????

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    He wasnt dead…Will survived the attack and was possibly in the witness protection program-maybe he was in a coma like i said below and in past comments…

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    CeeCee replied

    Yes, you have said that, Jimmy, many times. I had agreed with you. It would be wonderful to see that be dutiful face again. And, Freddie’s. Make them a happy couple again!!!!!’ I loved this couple’s story; the marriage; their harmony. But, this time, make it work!

    CeeCee replied

    Correction–Lol…to see that beautiful face again…..

    Joan replied

    I will find you a boyfriend Jim, no worries sweetie. You deserve the best.

    CeeCee replied

    @Joan.
    To whom are you referring, Joan? I hope not our treasured jimh. If you are being sarcastic? None of us will find your inane remark humorous or cute.

    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    Will that was strangled was discovered to be like one of those fembots in Austin Powers.

    CeeCee replied

    Hey, my friend.
    I will always have your back, Jimmy.

    James R. Poissant replied

    I have to say that I do agree with you. While I am glad to see the Will we know best back on the show, it does contradict what Ken Corday said in his interview about characters staying dead when we see them die on-screen. I think it is better to keep the characters on the canvas only because these are people we know better than our own families and it is always fun to watch a character die then come back only to have a far-fetched explanation as to how and why the character didn’t die in the first place. It’s things like that that help us escape from our real-life problems.

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    Brett replied

    I don’t care what Ken said, having Chandler back on the show could only be a good thing. Perhaps Ken has already broken his promise by bringing back Daniel Cosgrove anyway LOL. Not allowing returns from the dead does limit which fan favourites can come back, especially since DOOL killed off half its cast in the last few months!

    Patrick replied

    Thanks James R. it’ doesnt’ have to be that much more difficult to expound

    Serials before and after Will.. will surface… should surface… again and again…

    where are my gays… I smell gay… I long for gay life traverse

    I want to share… with my friends….. on twitter… on facebook… with any one who’s interested.. who will listen… i’m on Days of OUR Lives… I’m gay!

    this is exciting spiral…. and it GAY DAYS

    James R. Poissant replied

    I think having our gay men in a storyline would be great too, Patrick, seeing as I am gay as well.

    CeeCee replied

    I am so torn, James. Yes, Corday did say that….but, as many posters are saying, there were so many little clues to naysay Will died. Sami could have whisked him away. All I can say is that I will overlook all logic, which goes against my ken (lol), just yo have Chandler back.

    James R. Poissant replied

    Yikes—I’m afraid I was in shock when I watched th brutality of Will being strangled that it never hit me to look for any clues as to whether or not Will was actually dead—either way, it’s going to be DAYS at it’s best as it has been for a little while now—the show is really a comfort zone for me to step into.

    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    The only injustice I see, lying aside, is that it kind of lessens the incredible performance by Bryan Datillo’s Lucas (grieving for his dead son) just like it did for Jason Thompson’s Patrick on GH when he mourned Robin and then not 5 minutes later they show her alive. It just isn’t the same when the character truly is dead and buried.

    That being said, I think a HUGE injustice was done to the faithful gay viewers not to mention the legions of fans who have watched the character of Will from a baby. So if they can right the wrong of killing of such a legacy character then I think they should. The fact is they can’t change horses in midstream. So it is keep the gay stories or do without them totally. Poor Paul is kind of in limbo these days too.

    Ruby replied

    Who gives a shit, Will needs to stay dead. Please no more gay storylines on Days. Enough of this fluff.

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    Patrick replied

    Gays ongoing cycle of life has not changed… we have the genes… same upbringing… same battles

    same fluff

    same everything… except better sex? !

    call that

    that’s the one difference that would change the world

    RichInIowa replied

    What an unpleasant person you must be in ‘real’ life. At least you’re not a hypocrite.

    CeeCee replied

    Hello there, a Ruby.
    You really need to soak your head in cold water into the 21st Century. Pity!!

    Jim Preston replied

    (to Ruby) What an insensitive and unkind statement to make -
    Gays are the only group that it seems to be “ok” to hate.
    You would NEVER dare post something like, “please no black characters” or
    please “no Hispanic characters” but you seem perfectly at ease making a homophobic remark.
    In life, gays contribute to the arts, sports, and pay Taxes just as most people do. If you don’t want to see any gay characters, turn off your Television set and do us all a favor and jump out the nearest window.
    As for calling it “fluff”, well, the storyline between Will and Sonny was far more compelling than whatever the heck they are currently writing which frankly, gay or straight, isn’t that exciting.

    David replied

    Hey Ruby, you are a crazy lady LOL. I am Gay sexy and very proud. Don’t like it, don’t watch. Very simple.

    Carle replied

    To homophobe Ruby- why don’t you go back in your ‘closet’ & stay there

    Thomas replied

    Who cares how they do it, as long as Will and Chandler are back. I would totally buy and watch an evil doppelganger having taken Will’s place that slept with Paul and ruined his and Sonny’s relationship. Now the real Will returns and resumes his and Ariana’s and Sonny’s relationship and family

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    JJ replied

    Ok, I am with everyone else. They need to bring Chandler back as Will and have Freddie reprise his role as Sonny. Love Will and Sonny! Only way I will watch DOOL.

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    johnj replied

    He could be brought back as a look alike family member (cousin), also gay.

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    james replied

    you will see will horton
    by mid september

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  2. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I said several times to upset posters Will isn’t dead…he survived the attack but was in a coma and was in hiding for his own protection…Sami took him away and had had him under care at some clinic..maybe im wrong about some of this but it would be nice if i got the alive part right….this would be Days greatest news if true other than its renewal.

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    Kay replied

    I was hoping for that scenario as well. We never saw Will’s body after Sami and Lucas saw him in the morgue and Sonny never saw him either. The casket was closed and at the end of the funeral show when Sonny went to the cemetery the casket was not there and grass had already been planted and headstone in place. So it is very possible that Will could have been whisked away to some undisclosed place to recover while every
    one was under the impression that he died.

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    Katie replied

    Will was kidnapped by the Dimeras, thats what I think. He is alive, I hope I am right. maybe Bo Brady is alive?.

    Mike replied

    Hey spread the word to try a good shot at getting one live to live back by actually searching for the show in the Netflix search engine the more pings the show gets let’s them now how much people have an interest in a show or movie. Full House was brought back this way. Also you can call Netflix and request one life to live and tell them it has a huge fan base. I called and they have been hearing others ask about this since the online petition which must be sighn along with searching for the show on Netflix spread the word and show the voice and power of the soap fans

    Patrick replied

    Hi Jim

    it would be near top of the list of all that DAYS is

    for all the naysayers of this missed part of life.. we share

    this is a collaborative effort the whole production that Days of OUR Lives REELS
    would , once again, throttle, full steam ahead… LIFE

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    CeeCee replied

    Say it again, Patrick! Bring Will/Chandler back…it’s not unheard of….so, nothing is stopping the TPTB to make it happen…..perhaps, they are finally listening to us. I agree with every positive feedback our fellow-posters contribute.

    Patrick replied

    sometimes… in hindsight… things go amiss… awry.. and things linger… a yearning to get back to.. an all encompassing best in show of show

    Will is home

    Eve steps up her life… declares herself worth… takes life by her own horn… shakes up Salem with passion.. ignites men… is admired by ” the women”

    she inflames livelihood

    with Days being renewed
    with Aiden… or Peter Blake returning… Hello Daniel Cosgrove

    with Will
    with Eve

    Days head writing TEAM have all the arsenal in their pen to paper

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    Patrick replied

    p.s…. I love your idea that he was in a coma.. and Sami squired him away for safe keeping… till he fully recouped

    this is a dream…

    have all “threads” been fully realized ?

    i’ll safe keep my heart

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    Patrick replied

    can you imagine… the tour de force “curtain call” standing ovation

    Alison Sweeney REELS

    bringing back home… her home w/child

    a light

    hers

    w/Lucas

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    thanks Patrick…i always enjoy your comments

    CeeCee replied

    Yes, sounds good, Patrick. I will go one step further and suggest that Sami is in ‘Switzerland’, as a subterfuge….she is really taking care of Will?

    CeeCee replied

    Yes, Sami has her son. And, I suspect she stole the DiMera’s money for that reason….she needed/needs the cash for Will’s care.

  3. blake says:

    OMG am I dreaming??????? If this is true this is the BEST news I have heard in a long time!!!!

    It would be amazing to have Will alive and to have a great actor playing him again! If he comes back I will watch it all the time again! I would excuse anything from the writers to bring him back, even if Vincent’s character became a mad doctor bringing people back to life like he did on AMC lol.

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  4. Gino says:

    Will Horton is alive, that’s the rumor out there. The real Will was kidnapped. I hope this is true. I always loved Chandler, in the role of Will. Also rumor is Freddie Smith is coming back as Sonny. Celebrity Dirty Laundry had the scoop first. They seem to know there stuff, better than Daytime Confidential.

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    Carson replied

    Gino you are a smart boy LOL. You predicted a few months ago, that Chandler was coming back to Days. Also Celebrity Dirty laundry has always good scoop and they are more accurate than soap Central and Daytime Confidential. Also Gino rumor is Netflix is looking to pickup One Life To live and revive it again. Just a rumor for now. That would be great news for the fans. You are very handsome Gino, saw your modeling Pics. I have a boyfriend and know you are engaged to be married in the summer. Congrats and say Hello to Ethan from me. Keep in touch.

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    Hellsbells replied

    Celebrity Dirty Laundry website cannot be trusted to tell the truth about anything!!

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  5. Anna says:

    I hope it’s true but I would only accept him as Will Horton. But I also hope these writers don’t destroy the character even more.

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    Father Time replied

    My Maria no like quit watch cry all time .

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    Patrick replied

    thankfully… with new writers… and the original Will back on track

    Chandler Massey exuded so much warmth… and generates so much endearment to his legacy character… that his acting 1/2 the battled any writing lack thereof

    which is a moot point.. as Chandler Massey left at the peak of his starring role

    everything that DAYS held… spiraled

    this is too much to foresee… the expectation of the audience (me)…

    I love Will and Sonny with Paul

    I would imagine…

    Chandler Massey returning a more mature person and more accepting of the role requirements… would only stratosphere even more so… what DAYS brings to REEL

    I believe his presence would bring so much bright and an alive… long missed… his light

    you can’t buy that in an actor… Chandler Massey… 3 time emmy winner… when he returns… has nothing to prove

    oy! if you add in … and compound all that has transpired .. with the advent of the 50th… to capitalize … with relish… Will and Sonny and Paul

    argh! have at this; best return; of the best in DAYS

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    CeeCee replied

    Good point, Anna. No character abomination, please!

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Hello dear Friend! You and Anna are absolutely right!

    I also want to respond here about the Oz/Benard comments (no Reply button there). I didn’t think my comments would make the cut, given their disdain for both men. But your point about “sensational television” is well taken. Best wishes to you!

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    replying here CeeCee…ignore this ‘Joan’…notice he or she is nowhere else commenting…its either some poster with a second name or someone who just comes to this site just being silly and stupid…just attempting to see if they can stir up something and get posters going or just joking around….later.

    CeeCee replied

    @Chrystie.
    I agree with you completely, Chrystie. Will being alive negates the pain we saw Lucas go through. However, Lucas may not have known the truth….he probably thought Will was, indeed, dead at that moment. He could have been told later. Perhaps not many were privy to that fact.
    And, could be Sonny is right there, supposedly in Switzerland, not Greece, with Will and Sami. I will even stretch it and say EJ is there too…..for good measure. Lol…later.

  6. Beth says:

    DOOL seems to be in damage-control mode, and I’m glad to see it. They never should have killed off Will Horton and angered not just the LGBT community but also longtime fans of the show. They upset all of the Haidan fans (and I wasn’t one of them, but it was a bad move) by firing Daniel Cosgrove. They started to move Hope and Rafe ahead with a kiss that was apparently taped and scooped, but which was then edited out of the episode. There are all sorts of rumors that Dena Higley is gone from DOOL, which makes sense to me if these story decisions were mostly hers. I always liked Chandler, and if he’s returning as Will, I’ll be very happy. As for Ken Corday, if it turns out that Will is alive after all, then he needs to never say again that a character, once dead, is going to stay dead. I didn’t believe him then and I’m going to have a hard time believing anything he says in print going forward.

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    blake replied

    I agree Beth.

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    CeeCee replied

    Me too.

  7. aria says:

    i started watching dool recently during their 50th anniversary, and for those dool fans i would be happy for them, it looks like this guy was a real talent having won the emmy 3 times, i never saw him so i can’t speak i saw the last guy playing the character and how he was brutally killed off and i know that upset long time fans. so hopefully they will get this character back with the actor everyone seems to favor. although this show needs to get back on schedule like the other shows, i hear casting 5 to 6 months in advance at its a real killjoy to have to wait to see some one come or go. i’m puzzle on how filming so in advance saves them money ? what happen when something isn’t working and its drag out because of their advance schedule? i’m sure they could lower cost but go back to filming 3 weevils out or something i would think it would benefit them more to be able to cut off something not working then to keep it on for half a year.

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  8. Jude Heracles says:

    Gosh I hope so! I don’t care how implausible it is! Even if it’s a Gay twin who doesn’t want Sonny at first and then. ..

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    Jim Preston replied

    Maybe he’s only coming back short-term for all we know -
    Furthermore, how do we know he is coming back as Will? Maybe Sami had twins and one was whisked away.
    Maybe this is Will’s evil twin brother, Bill.
    I’m partially kidding but who knows – and if it is a twin brother, he doesn’t
    necessarily have to be gay – maybe that’s a catch, Sonny comes back and falls for Bill but guess what Bill is straight.
    Well I know it sounds preposterous but no more so than what they come up with
    LoL ~

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  9. Mike says:

    Please, please let this be true. I hope they somehow find a way to bring Will back. Will and Sonny – and at the end, Paul – were the characters whose story kept me hanging on, even when everything else was boring me to tears. And right now, everything is boring me to tears. After the initial barrage of death and destruction and returns (and exits), the wheels started coming off the car right before Daniel’s death. But in the last two to three weeks, the wheels are fully off the cart with ridiculous stories, boring stores, and non-sensical stories coming at us every day.

    While I would hope that this is true and Sonny and Will are coming back full time – if they can’t come back full time, I would like and appreciate a story that would give them a proper, happy ending – even if it ushered them off the canvas (clearly, I’ll take any scraps I can get at this point).

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  10. 4ever DAYS says:

    Freddie and Chandler are most likely back because Vincent Irizarry (Deimos) tweeted a picture of Vincent and Judi Evans (Adrienne) together on the Club TBA set. In the background is Freddie and a couple others of which one with his back turned looks to be Chandler.

    BTW, Vincent’s tweet was in honor of working with Judi at DAYS after last working with her at Guiding Light 30 years ago. Apparently they played a couple named Beth and Lujack. Do they ring a bell? Did lightning strike back then? Could he same happen with Adrienne and Deimos?

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    For some time i commented Will was possibly alive…he survived the attack, was in a coma, the funeral staged. he is in hiding for his protection from Ben, Sami had him in a clinic and used Dimera money for his care…hope im right on all of it…Corday said no more back-from-the-dead but my theory what might of happened would make sense.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Sounds good, Jimmy!

    Father Time replied

    The Guiding Light no on radio .

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    Trophy Lady replied

    Beth and Lujack were THE ULTIMATE SUPERCOUPLE!!! They were truly magnetic! I really hope that Judi and Vincent are coupled on Days. It would be so pointless, and so disappointing to not have their characters back together again! YES, Adrienne and Deimos MUST be together — PRONTO!

    Guiding Light was SOOOOOOOOO good back in the ’80s!

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    Kay replied

    Club TBD

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Yes, Kay, Club TBD as in Club To Be Determined. It was auto correct.

    sonniorsolita replied

    Do Beth and Lujack ring a bell? LOL. To give you some perspective on how funny that sounds to a GL fan, asking that is like asking a Days fan if “Patch and Kayla” ring a bell? Oh, gosh, YES! Is the answer. Similar vibe between Beth-Lujack and Patch-Kayla: Good girl, bad boy; opposites attract; etc. Lots of adventure and drama. Judi and Vincent were dynamite on GL. If they were given story together on Days, I’d have to watch again just to see them in action.

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    blake replied

    Oh yeah Lujack and Beth, great couple on Guiding Light

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    i wonder if Aiden will have a twin to explain his return…it was the twin who attempted to kill Hope and the good Aiden is alive…unless Andre is going to use a lookalike to torment Hope…or he hust shows up as a ghost?

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    Patrick replied

    i’m hoping.. per some ones.. ingenious idea

    that Daniel Cosgrove… who was never seen after his fight to the death w/ Bo

    was rescued by Stefano and Andre… and they acknowledge; Aiden is in fact… Peter Blake

    this would add so much luster richness to the DiMera

    as for Hope !?!? go with it… Kristian Alfonso could use the revulsion… just another layer for her to act out… she bedded with a DiMera… and is still drawn to him

    better yet ! Peter Blake returns with a woman in his life… it’s KD’ Eve

    I hope Daniel Cosgrove is back for good

    maybe this time… he can hook up with Kayla… isn’t it time for Kayla to tit for tat.. her feminine wile… Steve can’t have all the fun

  11. Sharon says:

    He could come back as surprise twin that no one ever knew about .

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  12. Robert says:

    Umm unless the whole necktie serial killer storyline was a dream, I don’t see how Will could be alive!!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Will was found alive but in a coma…to protect him against the killer the whole funeral was staged…thats what i think and had said in the past.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Or Will was kidnapped by the DiMeras and a doppelganger was put in his place as far back as when he went to work on the screenplay in California.

    fanny replied

    I do like your scenario @ 4ever DAYS…so the doppelganger would be the one that was killed, while the REAL Will is still alive.

    CeeCee replied

    Oh, Robert…my dear friend. Anything is always possible and probable on a soap. I bet Stefano is alive, as well. LOL.

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    Joshua replied

    Yes Stefano and Bo might not be dead. You never know with Days. Anything is possible lmao.

  13. lou piikes says:

    Didn’t Ken Corday make a public statement about characters who died will stay dead?

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    In past comments i always said Will wasnt dead…off camera a pulse was found and him still breathing…Will might have been in a coma…to protect him from the killer it was staged-his death announcement and his funeral…i believe only a few knew including Sami…i believe she has him in a clinic somewhere and used some of the Dimera money for his care…part of its a guess but ive commented for months that he is alive!

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  14. jb44 says:

    I hope this is true. Chandler is a terrific actor and brought real depth to the character.

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    Paty replied

    Totally agree. I really missed him…

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  15. Heath says:

    Oh please! His acting ability has been missed so badly, the recast was horrible. Let’s hope that the ground breaking gay couple returns and the gay characters stop being ignored! Where is Paul, he’s John’s son, he should have some story!

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  16. clh says:

    Sounds more like PR rep is just trying to get his clients name out there and create a fan frenzy.

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    mollie replied

    A distinct possibility. I thought so, too.

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  17. mark says:

    He is so cute and was so good as will there was no other will for me! I love you days so much!!!!!!!!

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  18. Iakovos says:

    I have posted before about resurrections overused as a plot device. This would disappoint me and sour me some on DAYS. Now, I have no problem with an actor returning as a new character. God knows, forgotten children and dubious parentage are soap tropes we cannot let go. Regardless, Chandler Massey was an excellent Will Horton and his scenes with Freddie Smith were wonderful. Their story had such promise but I am afraid writers and disappointment by many in Massey’s replacement erased all that good. Guess we will see, no?

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Like i told others…several times in the past i commented that i believe Will survived the attack but was in a coma…the funeral was staged to protect him from the killer…only a few knew including Sami who has had Will in a clinic for months and might have used some of the Dimera money for his care.

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  19. kristie says:

    I do hope so!! Loved Chandler Massey as Will Horton!!

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    Hellsbells replied

    He was so good with Marlena!!

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    Paty replied

    He was so good with Marlena, Ej, Sami, Sonny… and the list goes on :)

  20. Chaz says:

    They could pull a Dallas or St Elsewhere and have the whole murder spree be in Ben’s mind. Especially with Kate Mansi leaving as Abigail it would be a different way to write her off the show. Abby leaves town and that caused Ben to have a mental breakdown and imagine doing all those awful things.

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  21. Father Time says:

    Me no like ghost story .

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  22. Mary SF says:

    So Ken Corday said characters that are dead stay dead, so the only way this can work is either the character Will did not die and his death was staged for his protection, which might explain the pathetic funeral they had for the character at the time, OR CM is going to be a different character, and if he is playing a different character will that character be gay or straight?

    My money is on Will’s death was staged, assuming all these rumors are true. If this was the plan all along then I would be ticked at them for making viewers go through all that trauma for naught. If they are back paddling to correct an error in judgement by killing a legacy character in the first place, then I can excuse the old back from the dead device in this case— and if they are in the mood for fixing mistakes, let Stefano be alive because having Hope murder him was the dumbest idea since killing Will.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Thats what i told some posters many posts ago…Will survived the attack…a pulse was found off camera and he was still breathing but in a coma…to protect him, the funeral was staged…Sami had him in a clinic and used some of that Dimera money for his care…that would be the only reasonable and satisfying theory i could think of that makes sense.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    There are documented cases of “dead” people discovered alive in morgues, Jimmy. If DAYS would combine your story with mine, it would be cool.

    Will was declared dead, but showed signs of life and Sami went in overdrive.
    Will is in a coma.
    Will wakes up with amnesia.
    Will eventually recovers his memories.
    Will is now straight, but for how long?

  23. mike says:

    They would be correcting the biggest mistake they ever made, I could forgive them for that.

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  24. Patrick says:

    Oh…. lordy… i’m going to turn this one …. it’s too gut/heart wrenching to go their….with expectation

    argh!

    My Will
    My Sonny
    My Paul

    argh!

    Chandler Massey, within grasp

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  25. Jonathan says:

    I hope Chandler Massey is returns back to the show as Will this year and he’s better than Guy Wilson right after his character, Will was killed off and murdered by his half cousin’s ex-fiance, Ben Weston, who’s the Necktie Killer until he died shortly last year back in October and Will is a legacy gay character on the show.

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    Jim Preston replied

    But the only thing is, we graphically saw Will being strangled to death by
    the criminally insane Ben.
    It’s not like Will was feared “lost at sea” and found on a deserted Island and it’s not as if his plane went missing “without a trace”.
    Then again it’s a soap so who knows, I guess the writers can come up with
    whatever they want, but personally the credibility of the show I feel becomes compromised when they clearly depict a death and then retract it.

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  26. Becky says:

    I would love to see Chandler Massey back at days as Will Horton,but I can’t figure out how that could happen with the way he was killed off.Also I do believe Ken Corday did say that if they died the character would stay dead.

    On another note:: Is there some way that we could have the option to LIKE or DISLIKE any of the comments on this site. PLEASE!!

    Thank you!!

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  27. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    While I did enjoy Chandler in the role of Will Horton, I must admit, I was impartial to Guy Wilson’s portrayal. But, even I must admit, killing the role of Will off was a mistake that should’ve never happened. So I hope that Corday has gone against his dead-stay-dead comments this once, and allows for Will to return.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Will never died…off camera he was found to be still alive or revived…he was whisked away for his protection…the funeral was staged…maybe he has been in a coma…Sami used some of that stolen Dimera money for his care…its the only theory i can think of that would make sense after Corday said the dead will stay dead.

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    Jim Preston replied

    Well Jim it is not my intention to discourage or disagree with you but we saw the life CHOKED out of him in such a graphic manner we saw him gasp his last breath while Ben mercilessly strangled him – we saw his eyes cross and his breathing ceased.
    If that ain’t dead I’m not quite sure what is –
    It’s not as if his car “rolled off a cliff” and exploded but no body was ever recovered. It’s not as if his plane was “feared lost”. It’s not as if he was thought to have drowned at sea. He was strangled in front of our own eyes, much to our chagrin and horror I should add. So now if the writers decide that “guess what, he wasn’t really killed” it kind of causes some of us to watch the show with wary attitude.

  28. Chris says:

    Maybe Chandler Massey will be back as Will in the form of Will’s ghost?

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  29. tim S says:

    I am sure Bo is with him also then… This is just not right.. He is DEAD.

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  30. William says:

    Well Will alive along with Adian and Ben returning. Are we about to make days history with ‘Dream Season’ and if so does that then pave the way for Bo to still be alive and away somewhere?

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  31. Michael says:

    I really hope this is true. Chandler was one of Days’ best actors ever. I’ve missed watching his incredible performances.

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  32. sonniorsolita says:

    If Will is alive and Sami knew and was hiding him, at least that would be one explanation for why she seemed more concerned about finding EJ than the “death” of her son.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    I had to reply here, sonniorsolita.

    But if whatever caused the amnesia also caused a coma, it could be possible.

    There are documented cases of people awakening from comas with their sexuality changed. And amnesia isn’t necessary for that to happen.

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    sonniorsolita replied

    Fair enough. If you are talking about traumatic brain injury, yes, you are correct, a person’s sexuality can be altered because for that to happen the brain has to be “rewired.” But I’m not sure that would be a good story choice. Too depressing to think about poor Sonny having to face a Will who’s not attracted to him anymore. And watch Will struggle with that… Days is depressing enough without bringing Will back just for another downer story!

  33. Rodd says:

    I can only hope. While I really like Chandler, I wouldn’t want to see him back as any other character than Will. Any other character would be like pouring salt in the wound.

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  34. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    I just have to roll my eyes. I’m sorry; I know this is overall a good idea in terms of righting a HUGE mistake.

    But how about TPTB stop making these huge, avoidable mistakes (because who, except TPTB, didn’t see that killing Will was a mistake?) and get things right the first time? That way we don’t have to put up with storyline nonsense like whatever it is they’re going to do to get Will back on the canvas?

    (As an aside, I’m not sure gay viewers who stopped watching are going to forgive them and come back in droves after the shabby way Will was treated. We shall see. They had better make this REALLY GOOD.)

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Was it a huge mistake, Michael? Or was it DAYS’ master to lure Chandler Massey back? DAYS could’ve collected info showing most people didn’t like Guy Wilson and missed Chandler Massey. DAYS already decided not to recast Sonny because they knew the recast Will wasn’t working and Freddie Smith was open to returning. Freddie could’ve agreed on a long-term contract if Will was back in the form of Chandler. DAYS could’ve “killed Will” to force Chandler’s hand.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    *master plan

    Patrick replied

    @4

    I could easily accept Chandler Massey, back to DAYS, in an original role.. as in a character written especially, for him

    he’s a riveting enigmatic charismatic… every superlative in the book

    disclaimor mode : it was quite obvious, in his young demeanor.. when he’d “squirm” squeamish look come over this face.. at playing a gay character… I understand that.

    now that he’s 2 years older… time has been good to him… and he’s grown outside of DOOL… I can go their easily

    he physically, left the DOOL lot… August 23, 2013 effective immediately

    so… it’s what ??? 2 1/2 years later…

    he’s such an endearing actor… that he doesn’t have to be tied to any core family… but it sure would be fun to see him somehow connected to Deidre Hall… Marlena ! what about a nephew of her side of the family… her twin?

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I dont think they killed off Will in the first place…i now believe they intended to bring CM back as Will…Will survived the attack off camera, the funeral staged with only a few who knew like Roman and Sami…Will might have been in a coma and in some clinic…Sami using Dimera money for his care ect.,…now Will has awaken from his coma-maybe with amnesia and Sonny returns to help him get his memory back.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    I just had a idea when I read your comment, Jimmy!

    Amnesia…Will can’t remember anyone, including Sonny. And he no longer has gay feelings, but will Will regain his memory and those feelings…?…

    sonniorsolita replied

    Amnesia causes people to forget facts, not change their built-in sexual attraction, lol. A straight character wouldn’t get amnesia and no longer have straight feelings! But… you could twist that idea just a bit and make it work… someone (Sami? Who never truly accepted him?) keeps telling Will he is straight and creates a fake wife and story for him or whatever. But he doesn’t understand why he feels nothing for this woman… or any woman, lol!

    Patrick replied

    @Michael (not…

    it wasn’t difficult for me.. to let go of Will and Sonny and even Paul… they just were not available… with no Freddie Smith and no Chandler Massey to their avail ? it just spiraled

    I MISS Paul Narita… big time ! that’s been my battle cry… at least write for him… and take care time and seriously hire him a new leading man… he’s a delight… he’s a good actor… and the camera loves him.

    BACK from the dead… so effing what… ??? this is daytime serial… I think the idea of distending our belief system…. ONE MORE TIME.. won’t crack or usurp all the naysayers OUT their … will it

    I … selfishly want…. WANT… the originals… Will and Sonny back! with new writers… ??? is Dena Higley still on the writing team… last I’ve read… she’s gone again… after her leave of absence…

    lets get this show on the road

    for DAYS to right the wrong… of a huge err in judgment.. and leaving out two of the most beloved characters… and… in their own right… a DAYS supercouple

    this is like adding back in the lightning strikes… a quantum leap forward thinking

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  35. damien says:

    dont care how they do it but as long as the REAL will returns im all about it!!!
    it used to be a long time ago instead of soaps just recycling tired plots( see: y n r, two hit n runs n two double identitys in two years= lame) that soaps used to educate audiences about socially relevant issues, while will horton was struggling with his sexuaity and acting out to gabi and sami and conspiring with ej !, i was also dealing with mine too.
    Chandlers brave performance really resonated with me brought me back to days full time and will again!… these days too much rafe / hope, ava/ patch/ kayla not enough of eric, nicole, jenn!
    if will returns all i need is the last great couple of carrie and austin too and im set!

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  36. Mo says:

    I would love to have Chandler back. He IS Will.

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  37. Dean_Morgan says:

    Hmm.. so maybe Sonny really left to care for/be with Will? It would explain where Sami has been as well. I guess Chandler could come back as a new character..maybe Andrew Donovan? I mean Josh Taylor and Judi Evans have both done that successfully in the past. It may just be a hoax and Chandler may never pop back up in Salem.

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  38. Dean_Morgan says:

    Maybe he is on the island Melaswen, where Maggie, Caroline, Alice, etc. were several years ago after Marlena “killed” them.

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  39. Jaime says:

    Nothing against the actor BUT Days is hiring too many right now and the show again losing sight of its core will be unrecognizable. So much for Corday and his promises of a return to the Days we loved. It was great in the Fall and this winter its already sub par. Two months of Daniel praise, with a couple of days for Bo ???? Now Brady is worthless as he morphs into Daniel please have both go away!!!! Our Steve deserves better than to be robbed by writers of his street savy just to promote stories for a couple of women! Corday better get his act together.

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  40. Tad says:

    I hope this is true. I strongly disliked Guy Wilson as Will, but it was a horrible mistake to kill the character. It was senseless and cruel. I’ll gladly buy Will’s resurrection.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Was it a mistake, Tad? See my post above.

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    CeeCee replied

    Yes, I agree, Tad. And, I have said it a million times, exactly what you just did. I know I sound like a broken record….Guy was terrible, I’m sorry to say. But, Will Horton was a crucial character to the show for so many reasons. So, not to enumerate every single one, I will say, as I said over and over before, Will was the only male scion left carrying the Horton name in that age group. Unless Mike Horton has had a male offspring to continue the legacy?

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Mike Horton’s interfaith relationship with Dr. Robin Jacobs produced their son named Jeremy. Robin is Jewish, but you already know that because of her last name. Right CeeCee?

    CeeCee replied

    @4ever.
    I had no idea Mike had a son, nor that he was married to a Jewish woman. That is irrelevant anyway….I started watching Days only a few years ago, after College. I watched as a little girl with my Gran, but facts are very hazy for me now. I get all my info from her. My grandmother forgot to mention that fact. The only thing she told me was that when Mike was brought back, he was much younger than what he was supposed to have been.So, I guess Jeremy would be able to carry the name.
    I was thinking…..what if Chandler comes back as someone else and not Will? Jeremy? I mean, Gran said that Roman originally played the role of Chris Kosacek ( sp)?

    4ever DAYS replied

    Mike and Robin didn’t marry each other, CeeCee. Robin was pressured into marrying Mitch Kaufman.

    Grown-up Jeremy was played by Trevor Donovan for five months in 2007.

    4ever DAYS replied

    Trevor Donovan wishing DAYS a happy anniversary:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iRTKbRbNQuI

    CeeCee replied

    @4ever.
    Wow, what a cutie!! Thanks, 4ever. Seeing Trevor could pass as Chandler. So, back to my idea, Chandler may come back as Jeremy? No? I guess I don’t know what I’m talking about? LOL. Later.

  41. toscanti says:

    I stopped watching DOOL when Chandler left the show. If he’s back, I’ll tune in once again. Very exciting news!

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    Paty replied

    Me too. I’m very excited about the possible return of him…

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  42. Lia says:

    Omg why can’t I get Will off my soap? Cords said character killed off after September 1st of last year would remain dead, and now this? I hate Will, and I hate Sonny. Enough! Why bring him back if Paige and Serena aren’t returning too? I was the happiest Days fan alive when Will was killed off, and now I might have to see his face again? Ugh!!!

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  43. carol says:

    I would like to see him come back ,You know what they say if you dont see the body that means they are still alive,now suppose Sami is hiding him then that explains why she showed no emotions at all,Remember when Marlana thought it was odd that Sami wouldnt cry or anythihg.Or perhaps maybe he is Will’s twin i know we only know of Will but stranger things have happened before.and on Days you never know what is going to happen.Like Chases dad is coming back cant think of his name .I am getting old lol

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Aiden.

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  44. k/kay says:

    On a soap opera nobody is ever dead!

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    Jamesj75 replied

    If only the same scenario could play out in real life…

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    CeeCee replied

    Lol, James. But, we must stay forever young, yes?

  45. CarrieAustinfan says:

    Yeah, bring Will back. It was a HUGE mistake to kill him off. I really hope this rumor is true because I was really upset about how homophobic the circumstances of Will’s exit seemed to be.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Hi, CarrieAustinfan,

    Would you consider it homophobic for me to suggest a storyline where Will awakens from a coma with amnesia and considers himself straight?

    Is he Will or Will’s twin? Maybe he’s a doppelganger. If he’s Will, will he remember his prior life…his family and Sonny? If he remembers Sonny, will he still have feelings for Sonny or gay feelings in general. Would Will be accepted for his change?

    I wouldn’t consider it to be homophobic if someone were to suggest such a storyline or to write one…I would consider it soapy good fun! I also don’t consider it homophobic for DAYS to have “killed Will.”

    If Will wasn’t “killed,” then we wouldn’t be going on a new journey that’s about to take place if in fact “Will” does return…If not for the “death/murder,” Chandler Massey may have never entertained the idea of coming back.

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    CeeCee replied

    Oooooo, I like that, 4ever. Will wakes up and we await with bated breath if he is straight, gay or bi. Good , challenging story. But, I really loved, loved, loved Chandler and Freddie playing the it couple, for whatever time it lasted.
    Are we sure Will was killed off because he was gay? Or is it just speculation. I hope TPTB were not that short-sighted.
    As I always contended, Will was fired because he was/is in the wrong profession. He lacks charisma and savoir faire…not a good actor, in my opinion. However, it was the wrong move to have killed him. He could have been sent away with Sonny and then, after a time, recast.

    4ever DAYS replied

    I like how you phrased your last sentence ending in “seemed to be,” C/Afan.

    Often in soaps, nothing is as it seems, much like in real life and behind the scenes at the soaps. DAYS is privy to more information than the viewers, which could’ve been why “Will” was “killed.” It simply could’ve been for future storylines.

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    sonniorsolita replied

    As I said higher up, amnesia wouldn’t change your sexual orientation. (Amnesiacs forget facts, but their sexual attraction wouldn’t disappear. Straight people wouldn’t have amnesia and wake up with gay feelings, for example.) BUT to expand on my earlier story idea that someone keeps insisting Will is straight and confusing him, they could convince Sonny that to help Will’s “recovery,” he must not tell Will who he is or about their relationship. Yet Will is drawn to him anyway, and — voila! — you have a love story all over again!

    CarrieAustinfan replied

    @4ever DAYS: There are plenty of reasons why Will’s killing seemed homophobic and all those reasons have been mentioned on the internet. Thankfully, Days seemed to have realized its mistake. Guy Wilson was not the right actor for the role, but they didn’t need to kill Will.

    I wouldn’t consider suggesting a storyline like that homophobic, but it’s not realistic. Amnesia wouldn’t change your sexual orientation. I doubt the show would ever go for a storyline like that. If they’d do an amnesia storyline, they could just have him not remember Sonny. Same story, no mixed messages to the audience.

  46. Andy G. says:

    Of the four remaining soaps, “Days” has demonstrated a particular willingness to trample upon and rewrite character history for the sake of their latest plot line, so if this news is true it wouldn’t surprise me a bit. On the other hand, it could just as easily be a P.R. guy earning his paycheck.

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  47. Patrick says:

    DAYS of OUR LIVES : puhlease.. for the love of God…

    DO NOT ! I implore you(s)

    do not bring ; ex-Aiden; ex-Will back as ghosts… or for a short term visit

    these two have “Q” ratings through the roof !

    long term ; full time ; necessary

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  48. Tad says:

    Chandler Massey has an interview appearing in the next Soaps in Depth on stands next Monday. Hopefully this will provide some answers.

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  49. Maddie says:

    I’m not so sure if I really want THIS writing regime to touch (and ruin) the gay characters and storyline any more than they already have. They had an obvious agenda to destroy this epic and historic storyline in the most violent manner from the start and exclude the gays from the big anniversary, so I don’t see them suddenly write for equality. If Will and Sonny don’t come back LONG-TERM and in a true FRONTBURNER storyline like in 2013-14, when Days hit this decade’s best ratings, I’d rather not want Griffail to even touch them. We don’t need a short-term appearance or some kind of fake “closure” only to send them away AGAIN. Sadly, Freddie Smith has obviously moved on from Days and from what we know, it’s not very like that he’s going to stay long-term. So, if Days was really serious about bringing Will and Sonny back, they would have recast Sonny. There are many great young actors out there who’d make a perfect new version of WilSon. We want them front and center of the strory, where they belong, and for good!

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    Mark replied

    Ditto. Even under the previous writing team, it was disappointing to see Chandler bring this character to life, and then right at the zenith of the character’s development, the writers shoved the character to the back burner.

    Chandler’s talents often were wasted on mundane drivel, while overlooking the smörgåsbord of potentially interesting and meaningful story lines available. This appeared to be a direct result of the negative viewer reaction to one very-brief, very-chaste dream sequence showing Will and Sonny in the shower.

    I’m totally in favor of the story ideas others have presented here.

    Additionally, I dearly would like to like to see a Will & Sonny Remarriage Ceremony – only this time done correctly, the way it should have been done right the first time, with Chandler.

    If Chandler returns, then I will start watching Days again.

    In my mind, I have chosen to believe that the entire recast was just a bad nightmare that Chandler’s Will had on the airplane while traveling to Paris, where he now is living a perfect life with Sonny and Ariana.

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  50. carol says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing him come back,but geez why say he is dead if he wasn’t going to stay dead,Hey I know someone stolled his body from the funeral then help bring him back to life. if I can recall we never did see him in a coffin the coffin was closed wasn’t it… Or maybe maybe the whole thing about Will being dead was a set up by the poiice in order to catch Ben who knows,stranger things have happened before..I do remember to at first Sami didn’t show much of any emotions even her mom said that too,she needed to cry.Well where there is a Will there is a way lol

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