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136 June 1st, 2011 Crystal Chappell OUT at DAYS! Shows decision not to renew contract!

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More shockers in the soap world continue and this one is heartbreaking!  Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), whose contract is set to expire in August at Days of our Lives was just informed that the series has decided to not renew her contract.  Chappell took to her husband, actor, Michael Sabatino’s twitter account to announce the news to her legions of fans and twitter followers.

Chappell tweeted, “Using Michael’s phone/Droid’s dead. Want you to know, as I understand it, DOOL has decided not to renew my contract. I’m sad but grateful for the opportunity. I made new friends and got Venice up and running thanks to you. I wish DAYS much success. P.S Not the new writers decision. P.S.S Michael’s phone sucks. Onward! XO”

With shows being canceled, soap stars contracts not being renewed, and fan favorites being let-go, this just reinforces the continuing troubled waters of the daytime landscape. So, how do you feel about Chappell being let-go?  How do you think the writers will have Carly exit Salem? Let us know!

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  1. Katie says:

    I think its a horrible decision but what should we expect from Days? They allowed Dena Higley to almost destroy the show. Do they not remember how they were at number 3 when Carly returned? Basically what I’m saying is that there idiots.

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    Avelina replied

    AGREED!!

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    bomber replied

    me2

    vickypei replied

    Me2

    Marie replied

    WooHoo!! Bye…bye Carly (Crystal Chappell). I didn’t care for her being with Bo, there was no chemistry although I have to say I think Crystal starting falling for Peter in real life. I’m glad she is going to be written off. In fact I wish they would show more scenes of Bo and Hope at the hospital so Carly can see. What did Carly expect to be with Bo forever? Nope not with Hope in town….

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    Faith L replied

    Marie, why are you starting a terrible rumor about Crystal and Peter? I know your mother taught you better than than. If you can’t say anything nice, stitch your lips shut and break your fingers so you can’t type. That is the most asinine thing I have ever heard. PR and CC are happily married to KM and MS. Take your lies to another board, preferably DR. They would pay for shit like this. Don’t start that here.

    Of anyone wants to know who starts all the lies my finger is pointed towards Bope fans. The proof came right from Marie mouth.

    Annette Brown replied

    How about this Faith L.; I’ve been watching this SOAP since Hope was born. Let me tell you, if Ms. Krisiten hadn’t been such a spoiled girl and left the show for what she thought was bigger and better, there wouldn’t have been a Carly character. Carly and Bo most definitely have way more chemistry than Bo and Hope have for years now. They are the boring ones; exactly how many scenes can one do together. Ask John & Marlena?? The point is to combine the old with the new; I think the Carly character was great and she is an excellent actress; Kristen A. is a great actress too, but I belive her jealousy got the best of her. There’s room enough for both; look at Sami & Nicole’s characters. I think it’d be great to see more of Carly & her son, etc… The “real” days of old…. So K.A. needs to get off her soap box “B” and share the spot light…. Jealousy is not becoming; even in an actress… p.s. 30 years on a show does not mean you OWN it……

  2. deisgnergirl777 says:

    I am seriously pissed about this decision. Idiot move made by execs who obviously aren’t listening to the fans. Crystal is one of the most talented people on that show and to be let go when there is still so much story left to be told disgusts me. Let the letter writing begin.

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    Patrick replied

    i watched DOOL when kristen was on…. Eileen Davidson…. loved her…. when she left… i lost interest… came back to DOOL when crystal chappel came back… now i’ve lost interest again.. fabulous actresses… intelligent, sexy, and fun to watch… sad that soaps are done…. now i watch old soap clips on you tube… classic soaps… the good ole days… soaps are better than the junk nowadays… “reality” tv comes and goes so fast…. soaps were an everyday gig….

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    Annette Brown replied

    I totally agree with your post designergirl777. More than one idiot is running this ship; probably why they have trouble competing. I wish they’d let me write that show; I’ve watched since before Bo & Hope. I agree with the everyday gig comment also; with that scenario, why do we want to watch something without any “history” behind it. Sorry if K.A. is shrinking up……that was mean.

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  3. neixannd says:

    Is DOOL lost. Having an actress as Crystal Chappell help the show ratings, they will see the decrease in ratings. Sad. :(

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    Upset replied

    Sadly, this show will continue to go down. I only watch and many others only watch to see Crystal Chappell. Stupid move on DOOL part.

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  4. Kelley S says:

    Days of our live just lost the biggest talent they had, Crystal Chappell! chappellfan4evr

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    sherry replied

    A B S O L U T E L Y

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  5. Sarah says:

    She’s better off IMO. She’s always been too good for DOOL. ONWARD! Indeed! I will just have to encourage even more people to subscribe to Venice and now The Grove. Best soaps around… and The Grove hasn’t even started. :)

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  6. Cafe2222 says:

    DAYS just lost another viewer …not sure how many they have left. Letting Crystal go is a HUGE mistake. How do you let the most talented actress in daytime go??

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    Brian T replied

    I agree, this is a huge mistake. I can think of a few others that should go but not Carly.

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    Hdzuke replied

    AGREED! I only started watching Days for CC and I’m sure I’m not the only one… there goes their ratings. Idiots. Thank goodness for Venice.

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  7. Hil says:

    I am so upset… I have no words. Days of our Lives is absolutely on it’s way out if it doesn’t start LISTENING to the fans. Crystal has a huge vocal fanbase that support Days. Ridiculous decision. I began watching Days in 1990 and left angry and upset with what they did to Carly 1.0 in 1993. Now to return and see it happen all over again is just unbelievable. As a Peter Reckell fan, I am really torn about continuing to watch this show. If I do, it won’t be as a supportive fan of Days, it will be to support Peter, who in my opinion hasn’t been done any favours by the current regime either. Days has a number of VERY talented actors that are spinning their wheels in stories that don’t challenge them, don’t make sense, and upset their fans again and again. Change needs to happen at this show or the free fall will just continue. The new head writers better get their wits about them…
    Upset. Angry. Sad. Tired of this mess of a show. Yes I am.

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    KK replied

    Days has never realized how many fans of Crystal there were in the early 90s or how many more came along with her return. The show is going down with or without Crystal, but it will just be a faster fall now. She is the most talented actress in the business. Every scene she is in just has a higher quality. Apparently, Days doesnt want high quality, or know what to do with it. As a Bo and Carly fan from 20 years ago, I am sad to see this amazing opportunity lost. So much potential with Crystal on the show, with or without a Bo and Carly pairing. As a Crystal fan, I will always be faithful to her.

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  8. Dani A. says:

    DOOL just blew the return of Carly Manning. To put it bluntly, I do not think they had any idea how to write for an actress of Crystal’s caliber or for someone riding the wave of popularity she had coming to Days. This is a daytime superstar and your bumbing idios at Days blew it. Ken Corday sat on his hands and let Gary Tomlin and Dena Higley ruin Carly’s return and the show period. It is almost as if he just does not care. The daytime landscape has changed and there is no turning back. Crystal will be fine, she is too talented for daytime and I hope she starts auditioning for primetime. Enough with daytime Crystal, your legacy is sealed, now on to bigger and better things. The only upside to this is Crystal/Carly fans can remove Days from their daily viewing/dvrs. Days of Our Lives is torture to watch and these new writers will do nothing to improve that. Keep bringing back fan favorites only to ruin their characters. I have a feeling that more cuts are coming. What idiots.

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    Lyn replied

    Carly’s return happened awhile back. Now, I think they blew it, but they blew it some time back. They brought her back and didn’t follow through with a decent storyline for her. Now, the new writers are having to fix everything the old ones destroyed and some people have to go. Unlike a lot of people, though. I don’t think the show is lost without her. She’s a good actress, but I never liked the storylines they gave her. Any. Time. Not just this time. Too much unused potential.

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  9. Ali says:

    Days had given Crystal poorly written stories and then followed that up with having her prop up other characters. This is an Emmy winning actress who doesn’t even need an Emmy to show how good she is. I came to Days with Crystal Chappel and I will leave with her too. I am looking forward to her new web show “The Grove”, her new production company and will continue to support her in making those, as well as Venice, a success.

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  10. Katie says:

    It definitely shows they aren’t listening to the fans because I know for a fact her fanbase is awesome, writes to them constantly, sends her things to the set and calls/emails. They just don’t listen to us which is why they are at the bottom of the ratings barrel.

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  11. anothercc says:

    Not renewing Crystal Chappell’s contract is THE WORST MISTAKE DOOL could have made. You don’t let your best talent go when you are already in danger of cancellation. In my opinion, this is the final nail in their sarcophagus.

    As far as Crystal is concerned, she is a force to be reckoned with. Crystal is a beautiful, talented, and smart lady. She already has bigger and better things in the makings. She has a legion of fans that will GO WITH HER and support her in any project that she undertakes. To quote the beautiful lady, “ONWARD” !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lyn replied

    Oh, they let their best talent go ages ago. . .

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    Beth replied

    If their best talent was let go ages ago, they wouldn’t have been let go in the first place!

    Lyn replied

    Not true. The people I’m thinking of that were let go were not dropped because they were bad actors. There were other issues involved.

  12. Anne-Marie says:

    What a huge mistake for Days to even consider letting Crystal Chappell go!!! There were so many intriguing directions they could have taken the story, and they decide to not renew her contract?!

    I would watch Crystal Chappell read the phone book…guess I won’t have much of a reason to keep watching Days if they go through with this….

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  13. Tamara says:

    DOOL has not been paying attention. Since Crystal’s return 2009, the ratings have been way up. I guess they really have no idea how many fans actually followed Crystal to DAYS! They’re making a HUGE mistake! Crystal Chappell is just a phenominal actress!! They’re lost!
    @MIZZJ08

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  14. Karen says:

    I don’t think DOOL did Crystal any justice at all. There was so much potential and they blew it. I believe Crystal should be on main stream TV she is of a higher caliber than anything Days could write for her. Look forward to Crystal’s future projects on the web and on TV.

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  15. chris says:

    The fans were able to save Rebecca Herbst on GH, maybe we can do the same for Crystal

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  16. Judy B. says:

    Crystal Chappell is the most gracious, talented actor around. I’ve been watching soaps since they were on radio, I’m old, and I have NEVER seen anyone “knock it out of the park” as an actor like Crystal does. Day after day, no matter how shallow the writing on Days, she gave it her best and that was wonderful to observe. I left Days in 1993 when she left and I will not watch it again when she is gone now. Crystal is being classy about this and I’m trying to be classy too when I really want to say . . . I’m so honored to be a fan of hers and will follow her no matter what she decides to do next.

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  17. Ric says:

    This sucks! I was really hoping the character of Quinn would turn out to be Nicky and bring Carly into his storyline. The show is trying to get itself cancelled!

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  18. Patty says:

    Dumb decision. I never ever watched Days until Crystal came on it. Now I tape it and watch it the same day(it is on the same time in Detroit as AMC). She is my favorite along with Victor K. and Sami and Molly Burnett. I will hard pressed to continue watching with Crystal leaving. Bad decision.

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  19. PJ says:

    I’m done with DOOL. I watched that awful show purely for Crystal, but to be honest, they didn’t deserve her. Crystal deserves so much better. Onward Crystal. You have our love and support, always.

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  20. Marsha says:

    I feel like I did when they announced the end of AMC and OLTL–cheated. I began watching DOOL strictly because I wanted to watch Crystal Chappell act. It’s been hard waiting over a year for her to finally have a storyline worthy of her skills and now this? Sorry DOOL, I’m just not that hooked into the rest of your cast to stay with you once she’s gone. Soap fans are fickle…and I think you just lost a ton of viewers.

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  21. Amanda says:

    DOOL failed to provide storylines worthy of Crystal’s talent… this is probably the best thing that could have happened to her. Stand back folks, she’s just getting started!

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  22. anonymous1 says:

    I only read the news on these sites, but had to come out for this one. I stopped watching DAYS years ago because I couldn’t handle the crazy train they were on. I ONLY came back because of Crystal Chappell, hoping they would give her something worth her TALENT! And even though they didn’t (she makes sh!t smell good), I stuck around. Can’t say I didn’t expect this to happen though. So when she last airs, I will stop watching. I need my sanity back! Good luck, Crystal, in your future endeavors…I raise my glass (since I know you love a good drink) to you and your bravery in keeping this genre going. And for that you will always have my utmost support and respect!
    I’m a true soap opera fan…nuff said!

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  23. Pooter50 says:

    It is just another nail in the coffin for SOAPS in general. Crystal was and continues to be an asset to any show. Sad to see her go, but excited at the thought that it frees her up to do other things. A talent that huge should not be confined to poor writing and the constraints of Network Television. Onward Crystal!!! You RAWK!

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  24. Sab C says:

    I think pretty soon, there won’t be any daytime soap left, but Crystal will always have her fans and she is already embarking and leading on this new journey of good quality webseries genre. People are gonna be following her and her teams’ footsteps. the networks gonna be sorry that they canceled their favorites and soaps. I only went back to watching cuz CC’s on.

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  25. Hannah says:

    This is the anatomy of a cancellation. Destroy the show before pulling the plug. Days’ days are numbered.

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  26. @Otalia69 says:

    No Crystal=No ratings,…she’s the survivor, remember? Now we can continue to follow her success as Days sinks like the Titanic! Network soap fans always get disappointed, it’s our reward for loyalty! Crystal knows who loves her…and we’ll never LET HER GO!!!

    Big L*O*V*E to you CC… *smack* ☮♡☺xo♥♀♀✩ツ♫

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  27. Michele says:

    30+ year viewer of Days is now gone! Over the years I have watch Days on and off. Loved Carly 1.0 – less than thrilled how they wrote Carly 2.0. They used her to garner publicity off the ending of GL/Otalia story. They put the most talented actress (only Emmy winning actress on that show) used her as a prop. Watch the ratings plummet further – this is the end of Days. I am done with Days. I can thank KC & Company for freeing up the space on my DVR! Corday’s parent are rolling over in their graves with the way he has handled this soap. Good luck Crystal! We will follow you to “The Grove”!

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  28. Sue says:

    I’m so disappointed in this decision by Days! I was hoping with the writing changes that things would turn around for the show and Crystal. But Crystal said it wasn’t the new writers that decided not to renew her contract, so it’s Corday’s blunder. I just don’t understand it at all. She didn’t sink days in the ratings, it was the EJ/Sami/Rafe story that angered fans.

    Higley didn’t really write a triangle for Carly/Bo/Hope either! It was like Carly and Hope were in different stories! I think they had only one big scene with one another in the year and a half long story.

    I suppose Louise Sorell will be next. :(

    I’m so depressed. I will keep watching Days, I’m loyal to the show, but I will really miss seeing Crystal on my soap on a regular basis. This is going to be so hard. I wish her the best of luck finding another gig. It’s going to hard for her as she has been working steady for 12 years on daytime.

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  29. Lisa (SwimCutieAKB) says:

    Goodbye Salem and hello to The Grove. I just don’t have words right now.

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  30. Perla says:

    This is one bad move from Day’s. They disrespect her and her talent. CC know that you have a fan in Europe that will follow you.

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  31. JCF says:

    “the end of Days”: truer words were never spoken!

    I hurt for CC—for her family, and the paycheck DooL provided…

    …but truth is, DooL was TORTURE to watch (I tried to be loyal to the show, but SHOULD have just watched Carly clips!). They have a few good actors: John Aniston, Lauren Koslow, Aly Sweeney, and Arianne Zucker (who NEVER phones it in).

    But overall narrative is so effed up, that even the BEST headwriter would need *at least* a year to turn it around. Without Crystal, I’d be surprised they have even that much time left. Add to the changing demographics, and yeah: the end of Days is coming SOON. Pity.

    …but “onward” and UP, to The Grove! Where a woman is married to a woman (and oh yeah: they’re GORGEOUS!)

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  32. Brian Greene says:

    I’m totally PO’ed that DOOL has let Crystal go! Damn!

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  33. Tayna says:

    Getting rid of your best talent is a beyond-stupid move. What a
    shabby way to treat an actress who was a tireless supporter of DOOL and always gave her all despite horrible writing.

    I’m disgusted and depressed. CC’s last day on the show will be mine too.

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  34. Mine says:

    I’m sad for Crystal. That being said, I now will get to quit watching this crap show. Days is the worst written soap I have ever seen. So many talented actors going to waste. When AMC and OLTL got canceled I was shocked it wasn’t Days first. Crystal is to good of an actress. She will be just fine. To DOOL I say, “Good Luck with those ratings.”

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    Lyn replied

    I have to ask. You couldn’t quit watching before? I’m not being snarky. I just don’t understand. Never have I ever been so enamoured of an actor’s or actress’ ability that I will watch a show that I consider “crap” to see them. In the same way that if my favorite writer wrote a bad book I won’t read it, or my favorite singer makes a horrible (to me) recording I won’t listen. There’s always other stuff do watch, read, listen to. Other things I can invest my time in. It’s just a way of living I don’t understand, to invest in something I think is poorly done just because of one person’s contribution.

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    Mine replied

    Was not happy about the news of the firing when I wrote that. I was wrong. I followed most GL actors to other soaps also. I think there are many great talents on DOOl, and I don’t want to see any of them jobless. I hope the writing get better and the show can comeback in the ratings . We have lost way to many soaps already.

    Lyn replied

    I hope the writing on the show comes back a lot. I’m not a big soaps fan. Only watch Days, which I’ve watched from 1965, so I don’t follow actors from soap to soap. I do have favorite actors of course, like I have favorite TV shows or musicians, but I’ve never been a big follower in the since having to see or hear everything someone does.

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    Mine replied

    Many of Crystal’s fans are saying they will stop watching . I don’t have to see or hear everything someone does. I do however respect the opinions of others, and their veiwing choices are none of my business. I would never tell anyone how or who to watch. Like I said I do hope the show comes back in the ratings. I love soaps like some people like football or basketball. To many soaps have been canceled. But if the writing does not get better it won’t matter who is on.

  35. Nelani says:

    TPTB at DOOL are fools for letting Chappell go! She is a fan favorite and talented beyond compare. Her ability to make everyone watching know exactly what she is feeling without having to walk around Salem talking to herself was a breath of wonderfully fresh air! Even more sad is that DOOL underutilized her while she was there! She could have rocked that show… if they had let her!! Looking forward to someone smarter snapping up this daytime icon!!

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  36. James Scott fan says:

    WTH!!! what is up with days CC is amazing actress. BIG LOSS!!!!

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  37. hkp says:

    very poor decision with her huge fan base..However Crystal is so talented and will have great success in here future endeavors. I hate it for DOOL viewers. Its just one more nail in the coffin.

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  38. Karen says:

    Hate Carly with a passion on DOOL, but love CC :’( Sucks to see anyone lose their job.

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  39. TINA says:

    DOOL = R.I.P

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  40. bomber says:

    I was 12 when I saw CC n Peter for the first time on days.I am living in germany n they didn´t air all of days but the Carbo storyline. I was 12 n I hid behinde the couch to watch it. OMFCC..how many times my mom yelled at me n kicked me out cuze of days, tee hee XDDD! I am so not a TV or cinema fan but CC got me chappelled n guess what..I didn´t know she´s still acting till I saw Otalia!I M still mad that they robbed her (Emmys) but I have to say that m more than glad she´s out of this ridiculous mess called days!I only watched it cuze of her n I mean really day´s writers? Some weeks she got what? 1 1/2 minutes or sumthin?or even just a sneak peak ..wtf… She is so talented n they never ever did her justice..never!!It was just a big ol´ ironic catastroph this Carly/Carbo of em! Now I don´t have to watch it any more ..thnk goddess!! m soo looking forward -> Venice n the Grove!! There u´ll see what she´s down pat! *thumps up*

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  41. Natalie says:

    Hallelujah..ratings have been in a steady decline since she returned and we had to watch her every freaking day for months on end. She’s been given a story probably is there is nothing sympathetic about her portrayal or the character. What a self obsessed selfish 1 toned character she is and was 18years ago. Carly version 1 and Carly version 2 failed big time. The only talent CC has is how to tank a show and get get it cancelled. THANK THE SOAP GODS she’s gone. DOOL can go back to the characters and storylines that made it number 1

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    Hil replied

    Come on. The ratings rose when she arrived and held steady for a long time. It’s this kind of one sided argument that keeps fanwars going strong and hate running high. No one character or pairing makes or breaks a show. Crystal Chappell is a very popular actress. You may not like her, but that doesn’t make her a failure. Carly 1.0 was a huge fan favorite. Bo and Carly WERE described as a supercouple in 1991. And Ken Corday brought Crystal back to capitalize on her talent and the huge fan following he knew she had. Clearly he felt no obligation to her, and that is shameful imo, but it doesn’t make her any less talented or make her exit any less of a blow to her many many fans.
    I think people need to keep cognizant of the fact that these are people we are talking about, not just characters. And have a little bit of respect for a loss that is being felt by a lot of Carly fans.
    Just my opinion.

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    Beth replied

    You have no idea what you are talking about Carly 1.0 was a hit with the fans ratings were high, the fans went nuts. She & Peter Reckell were on talk shows, because they were hugely popular! The writers gave her poor writing for Carly 2.0! If she would have had great writing for Carly 2.0 it would have been different! Even with the awful writing Crystal gave it to perfection! This article is for the fans that love Crystal, there isn’t room on here for people that are negative hurtful remarks! Days didn’t have good ratings before Crystal, that is why Crystal was hired! Like the other poster said give respect for the loss of her character Carly! Once Crystal is gone from Days you & everyone gloating about her departure will see just how big of a fall in ratings will be!

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    Beth replied

    In what universe has Days ever been #1 I think you have it confused with Y&R!

    Karen replied

    Carly was popular, Carly and Bo were definitely NOT a popular couple.

    Beth replied

    Yes, they were very popular, you may not want to believe it, but it is true. Maybe you didn’t want Carbo 1.0 or Carbo 2.0. But the were back then & they still are!

    Karen replied

    Umm yeah I have been watching the show since 1985 and they were no where near as popular as Bope was back then, and they fell FLAT during their reconnection in 2009! Even though they were a couple throughout 2010, we hardly ever saw them together and in love. Maybe it’s because Bo was still in love with Hope. Oh well none of this matters, Bope wins.

    Beth replied

    Whatever helps you sleep at night, but the truth remains Carbo was then & is also now as popular as Bope! I watched both times myself, and Bope didn’t compare to Carbo! Bope wins how childish are you? Bope won’t win when they cancel Days, and then we get the last laugh! Enjoy it while you can, it won’t last regardless, it never does!

    Beth replied

    Karen, you are the one on here attacking Crystal & her character Carly, & all our opinions on here, I don’t need to calm down, you expressed your dislike for Carly, and I am telling you my opinion! I am not alone if you read all the responses to your post! Not everyone agrees with you they are passionate about Carbo as you are Bope! You need to calm down & quit trying to push Bope down our throats they have zero chemistry if you want to talk chemistry!

    An Ally yeah it is a show, tell that to Karen you two can watch Bope all you want they are boring & the ratings will stay at the bottom! So lol who cares what you think either, you’re a Bope fan!

    Robin86 replied

    Normally I don’t reply to nasty comments such as this because mostly people who write such things simply want attention. But your comment is borderline bullying and that I can not be silent about. Its one thing to not like a character but its another to attack an actor. And the fact that you can say such things about someone a sweet and nice a Crystal.. Well, Shame on you! CC didn’t tank this show, the horrid writing did and it will continue to do so no matter WHO the bring in.

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    Karen replied

    Beth, it doesn’t matter how long it lasts, the point is they lasted longer than no-love Carbo. Talk about no chemistry at all, Carbo lost whatever they might have had years ago.

    Beth replied

    Karen, fact remains I don’t care what you think, I know Carbo had more chemistry then Bope ever did, you can go on & on, but it isn’t going to change my opinion or any other Carbo fan! Convince yourself, but don’t waste your energy on us!

    Karen replied

    And I don’t care what you think Beth. How about calming down and stop attacking people that don’t share your opinion. There are plenty of us trust that. Carbo has ZERO chemistry, Bope do. I don’t have to convince anyone and you do not get to tell me where to go at all. I can post my opinion here all I want.

    ally replied

    lol beth its just a show. Carly 2.1 or whatever wasn’t a good fit for a lot of Days fans. many of us feel Carly is overrated and could care less if she is on or not. She’s gone, cc is doing fine and bope are back together. Life is swell. This is Days of Our Lives, not the Crystal chapel show.

    Lalala replied

    The reality Karen, is that Ken Corday, ran scared from telling any plausible story between Bo and Carly … it was not about the lack of chemistry between Peter and Crystal, which of course they have. Kristian Alfonso rides on the popularity of Peter Reckell, and on history … because she is a less than mediocre actress. Funny how even Bo and Hope fans sometimes are confused at what is supposed to be happening on-screen in terms of the “love” between Bo and Hope. Funny how the boards rarely utter a peep when Bo and Hope are on, or even when Kristian had her almost year-long run. Are we talking about ratings tanker? If DAYS had the balls to put both pairings up against each other … toe to toe … there is no doubt who would be the winner. DAYS couldn’t even write a good triangle for all three actors, so heck, this in itself was a flaw.

    And let’s face it … if Bo and Hope were as popular as you say they were … they’d won every stinking poll in the past two years no matter how much spamming was involved. Bo and Hope may have “won” … yes, based on historical relevance. Their reunion is still rather flawed, lol, and their issues have not even been addressed. Let’s just throw these two characters together just because just because. Yep, clear winner.

    Beth replied

    I’m not going to continue battling over this, I am passionate about Carbo as you are Bope, it’s not a win win situation! Nothing I say will change your mind & nothing you say will change my mind! This is running around in circles, no one is right & no one is wrong, we all our entitled to our opinions whether we each agree or not! I know I would never have went on a KA message board & been happy if it had been her! I know her fans would have been sad & angry & I would respect that! So to the Bope fans congrats on them being back together, long may it last!

    ally replied

    I’m not even celebrating that CC is gone from dool nor am i happy about it. I’m really neutral to that. IMO she’s overrated. BUT It’s Carly I hate, not CC. I wouldn’t go on a CC message board either and gloat about her firing. But lets remember this isn’t a crystal chappell forum and people that don’t think she’s gods gift to Daytime can post here too.

    To lalala: Carbo don’t have chemistry according a lot of us. It isn’t a fact, it’s all just opinion. IMO Bope wins over Carbo everytime – no question about it! No need to insult the actress KA, it just shows the lack of class some cc fans have thats all. Hopefully you’ll realize this is just a show, and one day stop taking these things so seriously….

    Beth replied

    Ally yes you all have a right to post, but I still think it’s not respectful to come on an article about Crystal, and make negative remarks about her or her character That is lack of class to me. Like I said I would never go on a KA article or forum speaking negatively or gloating if it had been her. I would have understood, that her fans were upset & angry! I don’t think KA is a good actress in comparison to CC, and I am entitled to feel that way, and KA is not God’s gift to DOOL! Like I said you are entitled to how you feel, I just think KA fans should be more respectful, this article isn’t about KA now is it?

    Robin86 replied

    Um Ally Please lets not point fingers at fan bases because if we are being honest the classless acts come form BOTH side. I believe it was a KA fan that just wrote disparaging comments about CC on here, not Carly. If someone lacks something its not because they are a fan of one actor or another its because they lack it within themselves. So if you have an issue with something that someone said please address the individual specifically and not categorize members of a fan base.

    ally replied

    We are allowed to insult characters, it is real people like KA and CC that shouldn’t be put down. I haven’t put down cc at all, but I have notcied quite a few people making nasty comments about KA on here and other sites. Like its her fault or something lol. I clearly prefer KA and her acting to CC, but I haven’t insulted CC. I just hate Carly the character on a show.

    Robin86 replied

    Like I said It comes from BOTH fan bases. I know all my CC fan friends are not innocent and I have seen KA fans say nasty things about CC and the sad part is it DOES get back to the actors, they know and see the things written. Not saying you said these things, and there is nothing wrong with you preferring bope to carbo that’s your prerogative, but you did say, “it just shows the lack of class some cc fans have thats all”. My point is its not a CC thing OR a KA thing. If there is a finger to be point its at the individual.

  42. Natalie says:

    Oh and 30 year + viewer back now that CC is gone. Can NOT wait

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    Lyn replied

    I think they wrote her character poorly and although I will miss seeing the actress I won’t miss the part. I watch days for the laugh factor which has been sadly underused the last few years and hope to see more laughs with the new writing team.

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    Michele replied

    And a 35+ year viewer is gone because CC is out!

    Lyn replied

    and two that I know of who started with the show and have stuck with it will continue to do so.

    Michele replied

    Good luck with that..you have MAYBE two years left of it.

  43. Tammy Fields says:

    As a Dool viewer because of Crystal Chappell,the news of her contract not being renewed saddened me.I think Dool just put noose around neck and matter time it s.will.be cancel.Crystal is rocket to them having higher ratings.If she is not there,I am not a viewer.Crystal has huge fan base.She is wonderful person and bust her butt with DooL for fans

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  44. Katie says:

    I’m sure The Sabatino clan will land on their feet, don’t they also do construction with homes? That being said Crystal and her fans are better off without Days really the show was torture to sit through on a daily basis just to catch a few minutes of her storyline. She’ll move onto better things.

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  45. Kim Seastone says:

    Sucks that DOOL writers have an emmy award winning actress and dont know what to do with her! DUMB!!! On to bigger and better things! Good luck CC!

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  46. MarieJoan says:

    Thank the soap God’s! Woo hoo can’t stand Carly and am glad she’s gone.

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    Msmith replied

    I love Crystal Chappell!!!!! I only watched the show because she returned. Once Carly departs so will I! Dool sucks cant believe they are
    letting go of the best thing to happen to days! Dool will be canceled and they deserve it ! very disgruntled fan!!

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    Beth replied

    Dool will be cancelled, and that makes me happy! Just goes to show you how low class other fans are you were afraid of her chemistry with Bo that is why you bring so much negativity! Bope didn’t hold a candle to Carbo & never will with or without Carly on the show!

    Lyn replied

    Hold on here! I don’t know about other fans but my not liking Carly’s character has nothing to do with her and Bo for me. It had to do with the quality of the writing. They never really gave CC a chance to live up to her acting potential. And I don’t know about other readers of this forum, but I don’t think liking or not liking a character on a show has anything to do with being high or low class or having good or poor taste. I’m sure we all have different reasons for watching the show. I may not understand why people watch a show they consider bad just because one or two people or on it, but I do not project that anyone is low class because they do.

    Beth replied

    It’s low class when other fans have to come on here & gloat when Crystal’s fans are upset she was let go. Have respect!

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    Lyn replied

    I wasn’t gloating. I am saying that a show is more than the addition or deletion of one actress and saying as well that they could have done a better job with her part. I see a lot of near bashing of actors and people on this board and a lot of attitudes are off-kilter. I didn’t think Carly’s character was well-written, and thought that a better job could have been done is all.

    Beth replied

    You jumped in on a comment where I was talking about other posters making negative & gloating remarks, it had nothing to do with you when you posted. And I made myself clear that there are those coming on here being happy & gloating Crystal was let go after you made comment!

  47. Sue says:

    Not only is Crystal Chappell out but so is Louise Sorel. In an interview with TV Guide, she says that Deidre Hall & Drake Hogestyn are returning this summer and maybe beyond. I imagine there will be more casualities so DOOL can afford to bring back major stars to save the soap.

    Crystal Chappell will land on her feet just fine. She’s an awesome actress. Maybe, Y&R?

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  48. Lew says:

    Stupid move!!!!! Ms. Chappell is extremely talented, but she was being wasted on Days. She will find success elsewhere.

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  49. Kimi says:

    I have to laugh at the 3 commenters that are happy about Crystal’s departure…I’m pretty sure they will be the only 3 people left watching the show once all CC’s fan depart! ;-)

    In all honesty, I LOVE Crystal, but I stopped watching DOOL during the whole night-time Hope crapfest…the poor writing and directing ruined that show and Crystal will do well to get as far away from that sinking ship as possible!

    If you want to see a quality soap done right- watch Venice! And I’m sure The Grove will deliver as well!

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    Jamie replied

    Very well said Kimi!!!

    CC is an excellent actress, no need for her to be in a mediocre show. Time to move on…..

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    Beth replied

    I agree with Jaime well said! No need for negativity, Crystal is well in getting away from that sinking ship!

    Lyn replied

    Not true. I can think of 5 people who care neither way about CC who will continue to watch. Probably more. We were here before her and although we will miss the actress, won’t quit watching because she is gone. We didn’t quit when other major players left and we won’t quit now. We’ll wait, knowing that soaps are cyclical and the best/worst always return.

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    Lyn replied

    Oh, the 5 people are all people whom I know personally. CC’s addition to the cast didn’t change their viewing habits. Her deletion from the cast won’t change their viewing habits. None of us are watching the show because some actress or actor is on the show. We’re all busy people. For us, DOOL is a time to relax, laugh,take a break from our normal day to day lives. . .

    ally replied

    I agree with you Lyn! cc isn’t the best thing ever to hit DOOL. I watched long before her and I will continue to watch after her.

    Beth replied

    Crystal Chappell is the best actress ever to be on Days, and her absence will make a difference! Days low ratings will continue to fall!

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  50. MsEscape says:

    WTF, I only watched the show because she returned. CC is the best.

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  51. LUMI says:

    I sure dont watch Days because of CC/Carly,
    but have all heard that John and Marlena are coming back!
    6 out and 6 back, Corday says 6 major fan fav: returns. WOW

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  52. Terry says:

    Sad to see Crystal leave Days, she is an awesome actress and will be missed~~~wishing her Happiness in her next endevor.

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  53. Beth says:

    I have been a fan of Crystal since she began on Days Carly 1.0. I fell in love with her, because she draws you in heart & soul. No other actress is as wonderful & talented as Crystal. I hope Days reconsiders letting her go, I can’t believe they actually did, I find that mind-blowing stupid! I am going to The Grove & I will leave Days behind again! I waited 16 years for Crystal’s return as Carly, and the writers totally messed up, she wasn’t on screen much, & they never took advantage of her endless talent! I wouldn’t even tune in the days she wasn’t on! I can’t wait to see The Grove I’m totally pumped, Crystal never disappoints! Wherever you go Crystal we will follow, love you heart & soul!

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  54. sally says:

    I’m sad for Crystal, but DOOL is torture to watch daily to catch a glimpse of her great talent. I know she will move on to bigger and more deserving projects. Perhaps she could replace Mariska when she leaves SVU? Since Vivian is leaving too, maybe she and Carly will have a duel/shoot out on that famous pier.

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  55. SAMMIEJAY11 says:

    I watched b4 Chappell but only sparatically, when she came on she has force me to watch daily, when she leaves I am gone because the show has gone to the dogs. GOOD LUCK CRYSTAL!

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  56. marie claude donaldson says:

    well DAYS sucks ! and crystal with her web series will show them also DAYS will loss a lot of fan including me
    wish you the best crystal
    you have my support no matter what
    thank you for making me grow in a better person

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  57. ally says:

    Yess!!!!! Thank goodness Carly will be leaving. Sorry to cc, but Carly was such an overrated character, glad to see she’s outta Salem. Go BOPE!

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    Michele replied

    Overrated? Hmmmm more like shitty writing! You have an actress that has been nominated numerous times for an Emmy and even has won one and you can’t write for her. Days is done anyway 2013 off the air.

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  58. CW says:

    I have been cringing at the storyline and writing for Ms. Chappell which does her talent and presence no justice and I don’t watch DOOL much any more because it is so ridiculous and well, (I’m sorry) STUPID.
    This soap will be cancelled next, I’ll just bet. I wish Crystal Chappell all the best!

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  59. MissMonroe says:

    With out doubt, the most asinine stubborn, and ultimately fatal decision – Ken Corday has ever made. Crystal Chappell is irreplaceable. I am disgusted with Days – and this abomination. Crystal Chappell, will however continue to grace any future endeavor she takes on.

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  60. Robin86 says:

    Crystal is THE only reason I watched this show. Some of the other story lines were only tolerable because she was on the show but without her I don’t believe I can sit through them. So Carly’s last day will be my last day. Best to all the other cast members and crew.

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  61. 4LORETTALYNN says:

    Ken Corday has lost his mind. He has a jewel in Crystal Chappell. Inspite of the awful material CC was given she shines on this show. Carly is a great character, their were so many ways they could have taken her and CC would have rocked it.I’m so heart broken over what they’ve done to CC, I don’t know how they will end it. I just hope they give Carly more respect than they did CC. Love You CC, and yes Onward!

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    Lalala replied

    James Scott said it best at the most recent DCE event in Los Angeles, when talking about his surprise over Crystal’s departure from Days of Our Lives.

    ‘[Crystal Chappell] is the only actress on the show that is leading lady material. What she is doing now is phenomenal.’

    The end.

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    ally replied

    LMAO where’s the link to that?? Even if he said that, it so far from the truth and pretty insulting to others. AZ is just one actress on dool that I’d say is superior to CC. Talk about overrated

    Beth replied

    Well obviously James Scott speaks the truth, the way we all feel, so everyone can’t be wrong! James Scott is a fine actor & well liked with thousands of fans! I don’t think he was just referring to AZ as she posted here, sounds like he was talking about all female actors on the show & CC being superior to all! I love James Scott!

    Robin86 replied

    Another person close to the show said “When is Days going to appreciate the older cast members that bring in the viewers” And so theirs no confusion she was talking about Crystal and Peter who were BOTH in the room.

    Michele replied

    I hear Peter Reckell has expressed his support for CC. They are very good friends – besides Peter being in Venice, CC also attended Kelly’s (Peter’s wife) concert this past weekend.

    Beth replied

    I love the fact that PR & CC are friends & he is on Venice! I hope he is on her new web series The Grove! I can’t wait to see it!

  62. Jessi says:

    I am not happy. Very pissed infact. Carly is the reason I returned to Days and now no Carly, no me! Crystal is an amazing actress but they never used her to her full potential. Ya we got great scenes but the stories weren’t there. Even though this drug story is pretty good, its not as great as it should be! Its Days loss… I can’t see the show surviving if they keep pulling stunts like this. Bringing back old characters that they keep getting rid of us not gonna keep the viewers around. Bye Days, nice knowing ya! ….. PS… DONT KILL CARLY!!!!!!!!!!

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  63. richie says:

    Lol I am laughing at how much people are overrating Crystal in here. She is good, yes, but nowhere NEAR as good as some are making her out to be. Her firing isn’t the end of DAYS or daytime soap operas. The ratings were awful with her on it, and they’ll be awful without her probably.

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    Michele replied

    The ratings are awful because they continue to employ terrible writers, continue to hire horrid actors – most of which are or have been in the younger group, use gimmick story lines (Dimera Pawns) and Ken Corday micro-manages – he couldn’t effectively produce an elementary play.

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    richie replied

    And I don’t disagree about that. But Days’ life wasn’t in CC’s hands. Even if she wasn’t fired, the show would probably have been cancelled in 2013 anyways. She is not as good as everyone is making her out be, thats all.

    Michele replied

    We will agree to disagree. When given a well written storyline CC is in the top 5% of outstanding daytime actors. I’ve watched many soaps on and off for a very long time 35+ years. Days just blew it with Carly 2.0 – they (Higley & Corday) were not invested.

  64. Kathy says:

    I started watching Days again when I heard Crystal Chappell was coming back. When I heard her contract was not renewed I decided not to continue watching Days. It is not what it used to be 20 years ago. Very sad. Crystal has the right idea – the Web is the future. Venice has been amazing to watch as it develops and I cannot wait for The Grove.

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    Lyn replied

    Although I’m sure WebTV is the wave of the future, it’s not for everyone yet. Some of us don’t have all the tech we would need. My roomie can’t see the screen properly, for instance and has problems with audio on webcasts, as well. Someday, when all the bits and pieces are brought together, it will be great, but its’ not there yet.

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  65. vickypei says:

    I think the worst decision they have taken the top executives of Days, is not having renewed the contract to Crystal Chappell, who is who leads at this time the TV series for his character and especially for his performance. Hopefully tomorrow when they realize the mistake they made getting to Crystal, not too late ….

    I started to watch the show just to see her acting with her story and because the series was very amused, but I assure you will lose many of his followers with his departure .. LAMENTABLE

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  66. wanda moore says:

    Im very sad and heart-broken abt that news.I became hooked n the 90′s bcz of Crystal Chappell and her amazin talents..her role as Carly and wht we now know as #CarBo.Days IMO doesn’t know how big of a mistake they’ve made.I left Days as soon as she left the first nvr to return until i heard Crystal was coming back to reprise her role as Carly,shes the only reason i came back.As a CARBO fan i was thrilled and thought the lovestory that had captured my heart and the hearts of many was gonna be once again.There was so much story left to be told and so many other avenues that could have been explored with Crystals Character.Days loss is the Webs gain,she’s a very creatative person with a succesful project (VENICE)already to her credit. she’s also on to her next project(#TheGrove ) which without a doubt will be a sucess too !!! she has her family and us her massive fanbase behind her in every way,we will always love and support Crystal. we know she will land on her feet doing bigger and better things without DAYS,Soaps are already becoming extinct and Days has just helped themselves to a huge fan loss and early departure from Daytime TV !!!! #ONWARD with CRYSTAL…Love Her

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  67. jj says:

    I had already been watching Days before the first round of Carly and I was a Bo and Hope fan then…But the charactor of Bo grew up and it was more of an adult relationship when he was with Carly the first time…Thats the Bo & Carly I wanted back. Not what we got where Crystal coming back was merely a stepping stone in the reunion of Bo & Hope…I left Days for a long time because I couldnt bare watching all the possession stories or who Sami was having a kid with next…Went to GL and just adored the Otalia storyline…I returned to watching Days on the “hope” that the stories would go back to the way they were in the early 90s where it was about CORE players not all the new faces and to watch Crystal renew her stint as Dr. Manning…I was pleased with her coming back but I was totally let down by the writers inability to give her a decent story…So now we get to watch “DRUG ADDICT” Carly which makes no sense because any of the longtime viewers will remember she had an allergic reaction to the “pills” she is supposedly taking now back when she was onscreen the last time…So AGAIN the story makes no sense and I’m sick of watching…John and Marlena coming back do nothing for this viewer…Just hope Days enjoys the rest of their run on air…I’ll continue watching Crystal and her other costars on her Venice series…Atleast on that show, SHE cares what the viewers think and airs stories they want to see! Good Luck Crystal…You dont need DAYS!

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  68. sherry says:

    I think it’s the BIGGEST mistake DAYS has ever made. I’ve been watching 30+ years, they got her back and then let THE BEST actress in daytime go? Bad decision guys!

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