Peter Reckell returned to Days of our Lives for the series 50th anniversary storyline that culminated in November with the death of his beloved and iconic character of Bo Brady. Many of his DAYS castmates, felt that Peter delivered the best work of his three decade career on the NBC soap opera during his brief return to daytime.
In the set-up of the last beats of his story, Bo learns that he is dying from abrain tumor from his sister Kayla (the Pre-Emmy nominated Mary Beth Evans, who was terrific in the scenes). And then in the next several episodes, tries to prepare himself for the envitable. He shares his grief with his best friend Patch (Stephen Nichols), and asks Rafe (Galen Gering) took look after Hope (Kristian Alfonso) after he is gone. Peter entered the Emmy race this year in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series but failed to get through to the next round. That bit of news sent fans sharing their love for Peter and disappointment for him.
In addition, The Young and the Restless Daytime Emmy winner, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), who is one of the most classy guy’s in the business, took to Twitter to also tell Peter and his new castmate Jason Thompson that they were wrongly overlooked. Davidson expressed: “Thinking of 2 performers that should be on the list too…
@peterreckell and @MyJasonThompson A deep bow to them. Others as well.” Davidson did make it to the blue ribbon round in the Lead Actor category.
In the end, Reckell took a moment on social media to address his long time fans today with this: “The LOVE and SUPPORT from you guys is what’s meaningful to me!!! Thanks So Much!!!”
So, did the Emmy voters get it wrong with leaving Peter off the final Lead Actor ballot? Disappointed in his final run as Bo, he won’t get a chance at a Daytime Emmy one last time? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!