From the look and the sounds of it, when Chad DiMera re-enters the canvas on Days of our Lives on the Thursday September 12th episode of the NBC soap, he will have quite the edge! There will also be something quite different in Chad since Billy Flynn will debut in the role once played by the very popular Casey Deidrick!
Flynn chatted with The Wrap to share his take on the character of the youngest of the DiMera men (sans Johnny), and previewed what’s to come immediately when Chad returns to Salem! Here are a few excerpts below!
Billy on the changes he is bringing to the role of Chad: “Well, he got shot and he left, and he’s been spending all this time with Stefano. Who, you give Stefano 10 minutes with any one of his children, and he can pretty much eradicate any goodness that person has. But he spent a lot of time with him, and he finally embraced his name, which the old Chad was kind of in the process of doing, but he was having a hard time doing it. EJ was a big mentor to him at the time. When he left and he was with Stefano, I think he found himself. He got used to the power, he saw what the name could do. He was away from everything in Salem that was sort of making him … he had a whole lot of girl drama when he left, and I feel like getting away from that he was able to focus on himself. So he comes back more of a man, a strong DiMera. And in the first episode when he comes in, he sort of shows that in a really big way by taking on his brother.”
Billy on where Chad’s loyalties now lie: ” We kind of find out where Chad’s loyalties lie through the first two weeks of the journey, which are pretty much to himself now. The way I look at it, much like Stefano, everything’s kind of a chess game. With Chad coming back, everything is a chess game, and everyone in Salem is a pawn. He’s going to use anybody he absolutely can. He’s come back in the picture and he’s ready to assert his place as a prominent member of the DiMera family.”
So, looks like Chad will be the next EJ of the DiMera Clan, especially with the impending on-screen exit of James Scott (EJ)! Are you looking forward to an empowered Chad? Let us know!