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130 July 5th, 2014 DAYS Kristian Alfonso Chats On Upcoming Scenes That Help Resolve Bo & Hope, Daniel Cosgrove & The Tearful Goodbye to Nick!

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Kristian Alfonso (Hope) has been one of the leading ladies of NBC’s Days of our Lives for decades!  Recently, Hope has been back in police mode, being a single mother, and clearly falling for a new man in her life, Aiden played by soap veteran Daniel Cosgrove.  After years as being part of one of soap opera’s all-time super couples Bo and Hope … how does the character move on?   How do the fans move on?   This has been the plight the DAYS writing team have found themselves in, as well as Alfonso, since the departure of Peter Reckell as Bo Brady, who last aired at the end of October of 2012.

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with the Kristian at the recent Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception where she was on hand to support her peers and her cast mates from DAYS to get her thoughts on a few subjects:  Her touching scenes where Hope says goodbye to a lifeless Nick, how she is creating new on-screen chemistry with Daniel Cosgrove, and if the soap will finally, once and for all, seal the fate of Bo and Hope… since for all intent and purposes there has been no change on the horizon of a return by Reckell.  Here is what Kristian shared!

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One of the best performances I have ever seen you give was in the episode that aired recently where Hope is crying over Nick’s (Blake Berris) dead body in the morgue!  I think you deserved some additional kudos for that … it was heartbreaking!  Do you remember shooting that scene and what was going through your mind at the time?

KRISTIAN:  I do remember doing that.  It was very hard to deal with that as it was shot at the very end of the day, and it was like the directors were yelling, “Go! Stand here … and do it!”  I was crying so much, and trying to remember where I was coming from and trying to hold everything together.  I think that was for Hope the resolve that: I have failed you. I am devastated, and am so guilty, and you deserved so much better then what I gave you. And the sad part for her is that Nick really wanted to make a change, and I think Hope carries that with her, absolutely.  The tears and the loss was just tremendous for her.

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So what has been like playing opposite Daniel Cosgrove (Aiden), as Hope’s new love interest?

KRISTIAN:  Daniel is very sweet man.  He is very funny, and he wants to work hard, and I love that about him.  He is a family guy who adores his wife and his children. He has three girls that are all ballerinas and he has a little boy named Fin.  So he is traipsing back and forth from the east coast all the time and commuting right now.

People are still screaming: “Bring back Bo! Why aren’t they doing everything to get him back on the show?”

KRISTIAN: … Because Peter Reckell (Ex-Bo) doesn’t want to come back.  So it’s confusing for the fans, because then he tweets out something different.

They have got to do really do something about this on-screen already, because it still giving fans an expectation that Hope and Bo will be reunited!

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KRISTIAN:  They have done something about it.  We’ve done it and we’ve shot it.   Hopefully it will be great, and what I love in the casting of Daniel Cosgrove is that he is so opposite of Bo.  We will see where it goes.  I love the fans and their support has been absolutely incredible.  I was reading some tweets recently and they were saying, “Hope and Aiden aren’t even together yet, and I want them together!”  And that is fantastic!  The writers have done an incredible job.  It was frustrating for me at the beginning, but I really truly appreciate and totally understand why they paced everything out, because now Hope would have the opportunity to be a single mother going through all of that, and trying to juggle all of that, which also involves the whole thing that happened with Nick.  She is trying to tend to everyone, but the only one she is not tending to is herself.  I love where they started with Aiden and Hope being so combative, but I got to tell you, I love where they are going with the story, and I could not be happier.

So, what do you think about Kristian’s comments that DAYS is finally did something about the future of Bo and Hope more permanently that will open her up to further storyline possibilities?  What do you think they have written?  Do you want Hope with Aiden?  What did you think of Kristian’s performance during Hope’s goodbye scenes to Nick in the morgue?  Weigh-in!

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  1. Donna Prezioso says:

    He retired & She has not. Time for this beautiful woman to get a full life

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    Lew S. replied

    Donna, I totally agree!

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    suzazq replied

    I totally agree too!

    Micky replied

    ITA It sure is and Aiden fits the bill just fine, he is so different from Bo and maybe Hope will get lucky and he will be faithful.

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    Judy Hearty Gibson replied

    Let Hope be happy.

    janet replied

    I watched the show for the first time in years. Cosgrove was my favorite on GL. I think him and Hope could be great. I loved Bo and Hope until Reckell opened his big mouth. he is gone .Why should the Actress K A lose her job because Peter left. Goodbye and good luck. This is the same as GH Scrubs. KM wants to leave she is ready to leave she has been there since she was a child, let her leave without horns, because that’s what the GH writer does. Demonizes the actor that wants to leave. I use to watch Days then they killed Jack, stupid move. These are soaps when the actor returns back from the dead Oh Well.I may just watch this I love KA and DC so all is fine with me.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    It’s good to hear that you may start watching again, janet! As for Jack, he’s been mentioned a lot lately. Who knows!!!

    4ever DAYS replied

    BTW, CBS killed GL and ATWT in favor of “The Talk” and something else. Julie Chin is the wife of the CBS president who axed those soaps. She wanted her own talk show.

    Tim replied

    They really are cute together. I fast forward thru a lot of scenes but with them I stop. Enjoyed their kids being friends again too. I do think that daughter is going to be the next Sami when she grows up.

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  2. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I want Bo presumed dead in a plane crash…leaving the possibility of a future Bo return(even if recast)…its about time this moves forward instead of leaving Hope in limboland…also, as much as i like the young actress playing Ciara i liked to see her character slightly aged…i want her to become a rebellious 12 year old who creates a lot of problems at school and at home for Hope…then Days needs to introduce daytimes most shocking contriversal storyline ever…12 year old Ciara starts gaining weight and occasionally getting sick and throwing up…Hope fears Ciara has developed an eating disorder and is depressed over her fathers alleged death…Hope takes Ciara to see Dr.Marlena Evans, who after a few sessions, suggests Hope take Ciara to Dr.Jonas for a physical…when Hope takes Ciara to see Dr. Jonas to confirm her suspicions that her daughter has an eating discover, Hope is shocked when Dr. Jonas informs Hope that her 12 year old daughter is actually PREGNANT!!!…Hopes first thought is Abe’s son Theo has to be responsible and she and Abe have a fallout because of the accusation until Ciara admits it was 13 year old boy named Adam she met at school who turns out to be Bevs troublesome younger brother!!! Soaps used to be known for its contriversal storylines that shocked viewers into watching…this could work but i know some would object…however, a preteen pregnancy storyline would be a first for daytime…why should these kind of stories just be limited to the Lifetime channel…if they can attract a huge audience maybe soaps could do the same with stories like this!!! just a thought!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    disorder not discover…

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Paige confuses me at the moment…shes been in Salem for some time now…long before Mummy Eve shows up…didnt see her interact with Theressa for the longest time or mention her step relatives are the Bradys which she shouldve known…so who was she staying with before the Eve reveal…if Theressa wouldnt she have known about her aunt and J.J.s connection long before now…i know i have a tendency of some forgetfulness because of some medical problems ive previously mention but Paiges first ‘days’ in Salem without a mention of her Brady Family and Theressa connection dont make sense to me!!!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Eve kept Paige in the dark about her Brady relatives and warned Theresa to stay away from her. Paige was staying with the unseen aunt Joan.

    4ever DAYS replied

    Of course, the Brady’s are not blood relatives to Eve or Paige.

    Micky replied

    I want Bo dead period, I loved Bo (PR’s) that is for years but the the last few I have really taken a strong dislike to the character and I stop seeing PR putting in 100 percent. I will add PR’s antics haven’t help. So this long fan of his is saying by. I am now full on Haiden fan.

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    suzazq replied

    one of the most riveting soap episodes i saw was before I watched Days, i stopped in to check it out and it was when Bo and Hopes child (Zack?) died. Peter Reckel was sobbing, crawling in the dirt/ground (by the grave?) and just sobbing and telling him he loved him…it was riveting!!! i thought that guy will get an Emmy…he never even was nominated as far as I recall now. But that is when i started watching Days

    CeeCee replied

    I would love to get into your head, jimh. Lol

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Well CeeCee, there is plenty of room there…lol

    Patrick replied

    LOL

    you are a funny guy

    “…there is plenty of room there…”

    almost a classic line

    CeeCee replied

    Exactly, Patrick. It must be so fulfilling to just sit and have a conversation with jimh. I would have a perpetual smile on my face. He sounds like that friend everyone wants to have. Kudos.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I kind of know how you feel about Marlena…she and Julie have been turned into stuck up nosey interfering busybodies…hard to believe these two were once Days leading ladies back in the 70s…a soap mag even asked ‘Can Two Soap Queens Survive On One Show’…they were far more interesting back then…now they have Julie popping in once a month and had her act as if Nick was her only relative…im a fan of Susans(Julie) and wish they had her be the more classy Julie she used to be and give her her own story…as for Marlena she used to be more fun and entertaining to watch…now they writers have stagnated her character somewhat…and her ex John Black and his return seems pointless…would like to see John and Marlena reunited and romantic again…one of my favorite Marlena stories happened in the early 80s…the Salem Strangler…who was stalking Marlena and killed off several characters…for the shows 50th id like to see Marlena recieve startling eerie phone calls, hints of a stalker and a couple of unsolved murders in town reminiscent of the Salem Strangler from over 30 years ago…Jake Kositchek was the original stalker and murderer and is dead…so who could this possibly be terrorizing Marlena 30 years later…this reunites John and Marlena after Marlena nearly dies and John realizes how he almost lost his beloved Doc forever!!!

  3. Amy Cooper says:

    I love Kristian and Hope is a beautiful and strong character. Bo and Hope had such an amazing history and chemistry. Kristian deserves more than six months of conversations about a church fundraiser. Hope needs a strong partner. Aiden is BORING!! There is absolutely no chemistry between Hope and Aiden. A proper ending for Bo and Hope needs to happen(Peter has tweeted that he would do this for the fans)! Then find someone and a storyline worthy of Kristian’s talents and Hope’s strong character.

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    Janelle replied

    You are right Amy, Peter did tweet that he would be willing to return to end things but it’s a bit too late. If he knew he was retiring then he should have ended things when Bo left and he should not have demanded that Mr Corday promise not to kill Bo off. Now he is claiming that Bo should have been killed off. Kristian is right it is confusing for fans. At a fan event Peter made it very clear that he wanted out to spend more time with his daughter and he has now moved away. Which is great for him, he should be able to do what he likes but Kristian is a working actress and she’s entitled to a story and a new partner. Peter has been very unfair to his fans. He has made it very clear that he was unhappy with the pay, the lack of story for his character and his wanting to spend time with his daughter. So I’m not sure he deserves to come back.

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    Vic Lang replied

    Peter Reckell has repeatedly stated is was “not about the money”. He sold his CA home and moved away. He wanted freedom to see his daughter and wife more often; away from the Hollywood life. He has also tweeted he would do a short-term return to give closure to “Bo”. Don’t know if the writers are up for a short term return so we will have to accept The Hope/Aiden story as it goes.

    Annie replied

    Well said, Janelle. Days should have killed Bo off in 2012 but they gave Peter what he wanted and that was time so they waited until last year and approached him and he said NO, now that Days has decided to move Hope on, PR is making rumblings about his willingness to tie up Bo s/l, well Days has moved on and so has many of us fans.

    Janelle replied

    What’s the point of bringing Peter back for a short stint? Is it so Bo can die? Something Peter, himself, requested not happen or is it so Bo can serve Hope with divorce papers? Something that Bo would never do. He would not return to serve his wife with papers and then leave his daughter again after being gone for so long. Or is it so Bo can come back and Hope tells him she wants a divorce, and so Bo takes off again. Again, that’s not something Bo would do. He’d stay and fight for his family. So the only thing that could happen is for Bo to come back to die. I don’t see the point. I get that fans feel cheated because of the way he left and we all assumed he’d be back but Bo leaving should have been dealt with in the beginning. There is no point for him to come back.

    Tina replied

    I could not disagree with you more, Days is doing a fine job in building the relationship. Should they be on more than two days a week, absolutely? As for Aiden being boring he is far from that he is an adult man unlike Bo, however it is time we learn more about this enigmatic man. Daniel & Kristian have wonderful chemistry and they really do seem to enjoy each other and it shows. Bo kill Bo off for good, I am sick of PR’s games with fans.

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    suzazq replied

    i agree! I love this blooming couple and am happy that they found Daniel Cosgrove, love the way about him, multilayered.

    Polly replied

    I completely agree.

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    Amy Cooper replied

    Thank you. I have watched ‘Days’ since the day Bo and Hope got back from their honeymoon in 1985. Hope doesn’t need to be paired with a replica of Bo, but for heaven’s sake, give her a strong partner and great storyline. Kristian deserves that and more.

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    Janelle replied July 6th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I am nodding in agreement, stated well!

  4. Lee Gasparro says:

    It wont be the same without Bo, but life goes on. Hope should not have to be alone. ♡ Love the show. Always have.

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  5. ronald mikell says:

    go for it hope and aiden all the way I like it she is moving on finally give them to a good story as a couple

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  6. Tom Joyce says:

    Fans need to accept that actors make choices, and sometimes the choice is to leave. DAYS needs to move on, and the story needs to continue. Recasts, particularly of legacy characters, are tricky and rarely succeed. Usually the characters end up caring more about the recast than the audience does. DAYS made the right choice in not recasting Bo at this point. They also made an excellent choice by hiring an experienced veteran in Daniel Cosgrove as Aiden, and then weaving him into the story by having him interact with multiple characters in multiple storylines. Delaying the relationship with Hope was also the right choice. They made us like and care for the character before Hope did. Now we have hints of some mystery involving his former wife. I want to know more, and that is a tribute to good storytelling. Way to go, DAYS.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I was hoping Eve was Aidens former wife…which would be interesting with him as Jens lawyer fighting Eves lawsuit against her!!!

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    Tom Joyce replied

    Interesting idea. I think they have no idea on that story yet. They just snuck it in there for long term story possibilities.

    CeeCee replied

    As usual, you always manage to put an interesting spin on any possible plot. I love it, jimh. Keep ‘em coming. I try catching up….it’s summer break; busy with the little ones. Regardless, I’d like to know how you feel about Marlena or anyone else coming down so hard on Nicole….pretty sanctimonious, if you ask me….nose up in the air with a la-di-da attitude. Perhaps it has much to do with the fact that I am not a fan of Marlena or Eric. Is he really that “holy” ?

    Jeremy replied

    Tom, you got it man! Days is definitely taking it’s time with Hope and Aiden and that is a great thing, and making us like and care for him first, so true, and it’s a brilliant plan. Once we, all accept and like Aiden, Hope will soon follow. I like Daniel Cosgrove a lot, and hope he sticks around in Salem for a long time. I like how Days is taking time for Aiden and Hope to really get to know one another first, as single parents and now as friends. Smart move. Definitely good storytelling. Hope deserves stability and happiness. It’s great to see how Aiden now makes Hope radiant. We’ll need a new nickname, Fancy Face, belongs to Bo & Hope. As Aiden’s connection to Hope blossoms, we see Hope smiling, and she looks genuinely happy!

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  7. Annette says:

    I like the pairing of Aiden and Hope together. They look good together, and there’s chemistry there. I’ve always been a BIG fan of Bo and Hope, but since he and the writers didn’t see eye to eye, they have to do something. Maybe they have Bo writing to Hope asking for a divorse, but only because he knows it’s not fair to keep her in limbo any longer. I don’t think they’ll kill off the character though. They may bring him back (the character, not Peter) just as Hope and Aiden are ready to walk down the aisle. That sounds like something Days would do.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I can see Hope and Aiden at the church ready to say their ‘I Do’s’ and here comes Bo roaring in on his motorcycle to sweep her away…during the shows 50th anniversary special in 2015!!!

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  8. Mark says:

    Days is just the best and Kristian is one of the reasons

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  9. Tina says:

    I love Haiden, Bo should have been dealt with a year ago. Peter made his decision and then plays games on twitter which as a fan that ticks me off I don’t like games. With the new character of Aiden their is so much potential for Hope. I loved my Bope but they ran their course, I am not sure where they could have gone with them as a couple. I do hope Bo is dead because theirs was such a great love story his dying is the way to go for me. Haiden is so refreshing!

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    Tom Joyce replied

    I agree. They didn’t know what to do with Bo and Hope, other than trying yet another triangle with Billie. That clearly didn’t work, and may be a part of the reason why Peter left. I’m sure the money issue came into play as well. The budget can’t handle a highly paid actor who isn’t central to the story.

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  10. DaysFan says:

    I am glad to hear that it sounds as though they are going to close out the Bo and Hope story. I love Aiden and Hope, and the chemistry between Kristian and Daniel. This Bo thing has been dragged out too long, I am ready for Hope to be able to move on.
    I think Daniel has been a great addition to the Days family, I hope they plan to keep him around!

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  11. 4ever DAYS says:

    I like Hope and Aiden! I would love Kayla to fight her sister-in-law for Aiden!!!

    I’ll always remember Hope’s goodbye to Nick. Powerful stuff!!!!!

    I still think we’ll see Bo and Steve!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I dont see Hope in a triangle with Aiden and Kayla(is she even still in Salem?) at this time…that would be interesting(days sure has wasted M.B.E.s talents) but i think for now Hope and Aidens biggest problem will be Aidens maybe not dead wife?(i thought it would be Eve but i guess im wrong…or am i?)

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    4ever DAYS replied

    You could be right!

    4ever DAYS replied

    Mary Beth Evans should not be ignored. When Kayla bumped into Aiden at the Horton Square, there was a connection…chemistry at it’s finest!

    Polly replied

    I so hope your right about seeing Bo and Steve again.

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    DiLlY replied

    Well, there is that Clyde guy. LOL Perhaps Kayla can battle Kate for him. I do agree that MBE is being wasted as a powerhouse actress, and Kayla does deserve a new man for herself. But lets be fair here, Kayla getting herself a new love interest shouldn’t come at Hope’s expense. I would loathe and lose respect for Kayla if that ever happened, whether she intended for it or not. THANK GOODNESS the writers dropped the idea of Kayden after all and have continued full steam ahead with Haiden!!

    Hope fans have been waiting for something like this for our girl just as long and patiently as Kayla/MBE fans have for theirs. It’s Hope’s turn, it’s KA’s turn and it is our turn as well! Let us enjoy it!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I want Judi Evans to play her other days character Bonnie Lockhardt and pair her with Clyde to add new problems to Salem and possible comic relief…Days needs Bonnie and Clyde…lol

    Patrick replied

    @DiL

    that is a really touching post

    full of sentiment for OUR girls

    I just LOVE them…. Kayla and Hope

    I wonder what the “contract” are for Kayla and Adrienne….. I wish they were featured more… PUHLEASE Dool Production… take heed.

    I would be be in hoopla heaven if Kayla were to find a good hot man for her very own

    You made sense tho that these two women more than likely shouldn’t be fighting each other or at odds over a man

    arent’ they tho just so lovely

    Patrick replied

    emmy gods
    serial gods

    Mary Beth Evans should never be ignored
    Wally Kurth should never be ignored
    Judi Evans should never be ignored
    brandon Coughlin should never be ignored – T as in Tad

    I love this whole cast even if it comes along with Daniel and Jenn
    they just grate on my nerves

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I did see chemistry between Kayla and Aiden…it was better than Hope and Aiden but maybe eventually there will be a triangle…just wish TBTB see it too!!!

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  12. Jo S. says:

    Bo is just another deadbeat dad, trapsing off chasing his dreams while his committed wife sits home and raises his child. I say kick him to the curb and allow Hope some happiness!!

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    Angel replied

    ITA,!!

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    Patrick replied

    if he’s never featured again… and never returns

    I at bare minimum dream he’s with Billy or Carly

    talk about a whole lot of something…

    he rocked he lived, he loved, he belonged, he carried

    fans love loved miss care

    Bo loved Hope, Billy, Carly and his children and family

    thats ALL his doing

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  13. Dorothy says:

    I want Hope with Bo (P.R.) Hope and Aiden just do not have the chemistry that Bo and Hope have together. They have made Aiden to stiff and formal. He has to loosen up a bit. Sorry, but I am a Bo and Hope fan. I’m too old to change my thinking since I’ve watched from when they were teens. ;)

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to stop watching the show if they do end up with Hope and Aiden but it won’t be them that I’ll be looking forward to on the show but will turn my attention more to the other characters.

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  14. Dorothy says:

    Meant to say I WON’T stop watching the show if they do end up with Hope and Aiden as a couple.

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  15. Kris says:

    Haiden all the way for me. Bo is the past and while I enjoyed PR’s Bo (he is the only Bo) I think he should have left in 2010 when Days took the character over the edge. I find Daniel Cosgrove a welcome change to Days he and Kristian have great chemistry. I agree with KA I like that Aiden & Bo are not a like.

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  16. Eileen Hargis says:

    Im hoping they kill off Bo. The fans would never accept another actor and Peter is done with it. So finish it respectfully and let her move on! A lot of fans are iinterested in the new pairing so we will have that to look forward to!

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    Suzie replied

    They actually recasted Bo once with Robert Kelker-Kelly, the actor who played Amanda’s husband, Sam on Another World. :)

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  17. davlestev1 says:

    Peter Reckell is playing games and DAYS is fed up with his social media shenanigans and are moving on from the character. When he tries to return no doubt that door will be closed to him or he’ll be offered a sweeps arc and let go again.

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  18. Marie says:

    Sorry not an Aiden hope couple fan. I just don’t care for Aiden. Too judge mental , jumps to conclusions and not enough man for Hope

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  19. Dmitri says:

    I want Hope with Aiden!

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  20. Sarah Stedman says:

    I am thrilled that the writers have gone permanent with Bo & Hope’s relationship(or lack thereof). I am tired of hanging on. The relationship that is growing with Hope and Aiden is nice to watch. I hope the writers don’t screw it up. I also wish everybody would get off Jen and Abigal’s backs.

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  21. Emma says:

    Nick did not deserve any of Hope’s tears, but then she really still has no idea of all the evil he did.
    Love Hope & Aiden, and I truly love Daniel Cosgrove (from GL). Dealing with Bo’s absence is long, long overdue. Reckell gave the show plenty of advance notice that he would be leaving. It truly is a shame they have waited 2 years to deal with it.
    That said, I really pray that Hope becomes aware of the problem she is raising whose name is Ciara. LOL.

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  22. No1_ILoveLucyFan says:

    I enjoyed Bo and Hope, they were a cute couple with fire, chemistry, passion & a great deal of respect for one another. But if Peter doesn’t want to return, the fans NEED to realize that it’s out of the show’s (and his co-stars including KA, DHs, etc) hands. I’m glad too, that Days is finally addressing where Bo is or at least, what happened to him so Hope can move on with her life. I love her in cop mode, and the scenes thus far between Hope and Aiden have been utterly charming and full of potential. I’m fully on board the #Haiden ship & looking forward to more of this pairing!!!

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  23. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Not a huge Kristian fan, nor a fan of Hope, but this Bo storyline has dragged one for long enough. If Peter is not interested in return, they should either break the couple up or recast the character and return him in 2015. The casting of Daniel was amazing, but I only wish he could’ve had a more interesting storyline aside from being an automatic love interest of Hope.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    We will soon learn more about Aiden…and it should be interesting!!!

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    Johanna replied

    Is there some reason that they didn’t/haven’t recast Bo? Why have they let it drag out this long, some kind of contractual agreement with Peter reckell?

  24. kay says:

    Peter has moved on and is not coming back to the show. Yes, they could recast the role with a different actor and keep the character but the show has decided to go in a different direction and give Hope a new storyline with a new man. I am certainly supportive of that change and looking forward to seeing Kristian and Daniel take this challenge and make this story for Hope and Aiden “come alive.”

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  25. Debbie says:

    For me, I didn’t watch Days in the beginning and only caught on in the early 2000s and my sticking around with it had a lot to do with Bo and Hope. I absolutely love them as characters and Peter and Kristian; they are magical together.
    I do understand Reckell’s decision, I really do. I still think there’s a place for Bo in this story cause I think Ciara needs her dad and I truly think he would’ve really enjoyed seeing EJ in handcuffs…
    Anyway, but in regards to this story, I really think there needs to be some kind of avenue to potentially bring back Bo, whether it is in the form of a recast or if Reckell changes his mind. There’s a lot of places where you can see Bo’s presence being really missed.
    I am a fan of Daniel Cosgrove so for Hope’s sake, I am interested to see how they develop the relationship of Aiden and Hope, but at some point, you can’t have Bo chasing after Stefano forever. If that’s the case, then reintroduce the Brady/DiMera feud.

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  26. Micky says:

    I could not disagree with those you don’t like the way #Haiden, is being written. Days is doing a fine job in building the relationship. Should they be on more than two days a week, absolutely? As for Aiden being boring he is far from that he is an adult man unlike Bo, however it is time we learn more about this enigmatic man. Daniel & Kristian have wonderful chemistry and they really do seem to enjoy each other and it shows. Bo kill Bo off for good, I am sick of PR’s games with fans.

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    Micky replied

    I met to sayI could disagree more!

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  27. Janelle says:

    I thought Kristian’s performance with the Hope and Nick scene was brilliant. It was so moving and I thought she did a phenomenal job. I am a massive Bo and Hope fan, have been so since 1983, I thought I would hate any new pairing for either of them, was never a Bo and Billie fan or a Bo and Carly fan or a Hope and Patrick fan, but I can say that I’m coming around to the Hope and Aiden pairing. I like Daniel Cosgrove and I do see chemistry between him and Kristian. I am disappointed that Peter is trying to pretend that the fans deserve more and it’s the show or writer’s fault. He was the one who chose to leave and he was also the one that asked Bo not be recast or killed off. What were the writers supposed to do with that? As a fan, I don’t need Bo to be dead although I don’t think Hope would move on without some sort of clear ending and it sounds like that’s what will happen. It’s actually not out of character for Bo to leave Hope and Ciara thinking he’s saving the world or exacting revenge. He’s done that before. As a long time fan, I welcome the change and can’t wait to watch this story unfold.

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  28. Angel says:

    I am loving Hope & Aiden, I have always been and I still am a Bo & Hope fan but they are over it is time to buryBo for good PR is not returning end this great love story once and for all ! With the exception of the last five or so years they were the best of Days Haiden is a breath of fresh so I am full in. More #Haiden please.

    I adore Kristian, what a great lady & the character of Hope is one of Days great heroines it is about time she is getting a decent SL I am so ready for # Haiden as for PR, why bother I am not interested his nonsense.

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  29. Tom says:

    Could always bring back Robert Kelker Kelly as Bo.

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    Suzie replied

    Yes!!

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  30. Patrick says:

    First and Foremost

    my heart beams… and wanders… that KA’ Hope… Love Interest w/Aiden reaches me

    Daniel Cosgrove has nothing to worry about

    Thank God… KA’ Hope… hasn’t had to traverse the long and winding road to nowhere.. Melissa Reeves has dived

    Hope and Jennifer… the bearers of Brady and Horton… enervate

    Kristian Alfonso has nothing to worry about… and it’s not just because of Daniel Cosgrove… he’s filled the big ass shoes… left by Peter Reckell

    I stand firm: KA has more than added multi-dimension and layers… to her character Hope…

    it’s emotional stuff… for the character of hope… and the history of Salem’ites

    Thank you DAYS for treading and forwarding… Hope and Aiden along

    I’m with this pairing

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  31. Patrick says:

    Daniel Cosgrove has those dreamy get lost in your eyes disarming allure

    he just has to focus smile and Hope melts yet she won’t show it yet

    he’s been featured in that lawyer legalese suits…. but that’s OK… big time really

    I am just smitten that KA character has a draw from… grow, reach, stretch her acting chops with ease… and help along her single motherhood… with Ciara

    and at last… the chord of parenting… was reached with his son… as their offspring are friends

    it’s all coming along nicely… and safely… but.. treading… as the history of Bo… is commonplace… will never whither

    but… Aiden has made his place… I LOVE it… love this… that Hope is not in turmoil… but is still able to love and reach Hope…. LOL I’m happy

    the history and tears whilst I’m sharing… that Hope gets to live… and share her life
    with someone other than Bo…. it’s Aiden

    chemistry is real… to go their twice… is surreal… blessed… thank the serial gods Hope unequivocally.. is their…

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  32. Patrick says:

    I hope… beyond hope… for fan recall

    that Peter Reckell returns

    why the heck NOT… ??? !!!

    he was the main attraction for eons… and multitude of fan

    this would further enliven and forward DAYS production

    Peter Reckell.. has SO MANY reasons to be in Salem

    his draw with the whole cast is at its best and finest

    someone posted above… and took me by surprise… that he was a philanderer… but I digress… that was story

    he could carry and feature script

    and will if asked back

    what a coop Peter Reckell belongs

    should he come back and bring closure to Bo and Hope ?

    that’s an inevitable and in all likelihood

    but… his history with his family will never wane

    fans of DOOL would feast and treasure such a feat

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  33. Patrick says:

    to care for and love the history : Ciara on the mend

    for now

    it was tears tearful where is Bo why is he not on with and carrying DAYS

    be that as it may

    Ciarra I ached for…. inasmuch it was a hoot to see her spoiled acting out antics… it’s still loved less daughters feelings… and I ached and hoped for Hope

    she’s a fine actress…. so I hope they feature Ciara with her own closure… and moving on with her best

    it has to happen… i’d ache

    it was so real with Bo not ON
    to cement how beloved and catching his family still is

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  34. Patrick says:

    for the love of Serial Gods…

    FEATURE : A Brady and Horton…. Hope and Kayla in love with the same MAN…

    Aiden

    bliss

    a wild ride rife with pull and tug : heart

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  35. Patrick says:

    ummhhh : let me see

    Jules and Harry… I think posted alike

    that DOOL doesn’t have near enough thread feature and cull fan soapbox

    I swear to you… I know.. DAYs hour long SHOW is 98% full… with the two percent labeled Daniel and Jenn…. LOL for obvious reason

    the hour swims by… with nary a critique and fan recall for strife… but… heart in full mode for this genre that DAYS day in and day out delivers top drawer top shelf, and without doubt.. the best of the best

    i soapboxed… it’s not difficult to understand 4 serials and not boast heavily how Salem’ites upper echelon.

    I love DOOL

    I magnanimously share… Live in Salem

    so much about the cast pull savor dream dare live besot

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  36. Patrick says:

    theres a DAYS Marquee

    have at it

    EJ and Sami

    I honestly really and truly pull for Sami….

    from the utmost bottom of my heart… I will always thank Alison Sweeney for carrying DOOL for HER 21 years +

    for her to realize true love and rest is aplomb…

    are the writers delving in to fan pull… that Sami and EJ deserve to ride off in to the sunset

    honestly: for me : I think she’s not worth a DiMera experience.. but her longevity defies any one

    I have so longed for DiMera prevail… for Salem’ites to get the best of them… again and again.. just riles… but so be it… I’m in the minority for Salem feast

    the DiMera’s quake pulsate load character drive

    I was totally surprised that none of Sami family were in attendance of her wedding

    her character didn’t deserve that

    i want to further drive that : as a testament to thanking AS character : Sami is at last tumultuously is chess piecing her lot in Salem

    is EJ being arrested for not filing his CA state taxes.. and that is the defining moment that splits them apart?

    they have to find some way for this shakespearean pairing to reel

    how enigmatic how delicious how savoring for how much you cared about this pair

    I don’t know the outcome.. but realize how much James Scott and Alison Sweeney delivered

    Thank you with Heart ache and miss

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  37. Kelly says:

    I love Kristen and I want her and Aiden together. She deserves an emmy for her performance over Nick’s death.

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  38. Clare says:

    Agree they need to write bo off properly. Perhaps he has met carly again in Europe while chasing Stefano and hasn’t had the heart to tell Hope.

    I was never a Bope fan always found them boring but Haiden are cute. Would also love to know Carbo had found their way back together also.

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    Annie replied

    LOL.

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  39. Mark says:

    I love Hope and Aiden together and I love the Ciara gets pregnant at 12 idea. If they want to bring Bo back, why not bring back Robert Kelker-Kelly to play the role? He was popular in it when he replaced Peter Reckell back in the ’90s.

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    Patrick replied

    LOL

    our darling misguided fairy cinderella

    Ciara pregnant at 12

    LOL

    Salem is just waiting this out….

    I have a fervor vigil for this troublesome miscreant beauty

    Hope has all she can do to take Ciara under her wing

    LOL

    marvel at Ciara

    she makes Sami look like a good mother

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    David replied

    Ciara will be the next sami brady on Days. Ciara is cute, nosy a whiner and can be a bitch. LOL. I love the actress, that plays Ciara.

    Tim replied

    Good idea. I Loved him on Another World. Excellent choice. However I am liking Aiden. I just hope they don’t have to go thru all that Jennifer and Daniel have gone thru. I liked them and pulled for them but not that they have broken up again I am tired. That’s not a good thing. Being tired makes me also not care if I watch the show or not .

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  40. andrea says:

    miss bo please bring back

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    No1_ILoveLucyFan replied

    He’s.

    Not.

    Coming.

    Back.

    Any.

    Time.

    Soon.

    #LetItGo

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  41. Alecia carr says:

    I read it all. And I have faith that things will happend

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    Beth replied

    I miss the character Bo and I think he will return sometime down the line with PR playing him!

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  42. Patrick says:

    if TPTB and Peter Reckell ever came to a meeting of the minds. I’d welcome him home.

    that being said:

    Ms. Alfonso : LOL it’s with great relief …
    what seems like a longstanding vigil…. as you withstood single motherhood with that handful… Ciara…. and trooped along

    YES

    then along comes…. Daniel Cosgrove’ “Aiden”

    BAM

    its all their

    there is light at the end of the tunnel

    and it’s beaming all over for Hope, Aiden, and the two children

    can’t wait for that first kiss to start

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  43. Taelyn says:

    I dont see great chemistry with the two.. However I dont hate him.
    I am happy they are going to resolve the Bo situation ftirst..
    Im simply resolved,Few if the couples click or make real sense..

    I mean they are making something out of Roman and Marlena for Gods sake which makes ZERO sense , especially with John Black is on the show…. But even if he was not, The fans HATE or at best Tolerate Roman because we are forced to .
    For me there is not even ONE Rooting Couple.. Not ONE !!

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  44. Annie says:

    I love Hope & Aiden, so glad to read they have a future, they are the main reason I watch Days. Kristian has always been my favourite heroine. I have also supported Bo & Hope since the beginning they were Days for me but things change. Peter chooses to leave and be with his family which I have no problem with and I think it was time. Bo did cheat, whenever he felt he lost Hope, even though it was due to his arrogant ways, but I digress. I don’t want Bo back and I will add I don’t like Peter playing his fans back & forth Days gave an offer he turned it down, so move on. If by chance Bo were to return way, way, way down the road he would get a taste of his own medicine with Hope & Aiden being together now that I would not mind seeing, as long as Hope chooses Aiden. ;) I am ready for full blown #HAIDEN Days has handled their relationship well and finally a closure of Bo & Hope is coming, I agree with others I want him dead. Because theirs was a greatest love-stories death seems the right way to go, so I am hoping for that route. As for Bo being in love with his old slapper that makes laugh, even she knew she was no competition. I can’t see Days going there because it was such a disaster.

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  45. Ray says:

    I have been a huge Bo and Hope fan since their trip to New Orleans in the 1980s. Although I hated to see Bo and Hope leave the show back in their prime, it was great to see them return. Kristian is so underrated as a great actress on DOOL. I will never forget the death scenes when Zack died and she confronted Chelsea. I still think she was robbed that year at the Emmys. I love Aiden and Hope together. I think Aiden is fun and I have enjoyed the slow bold. Peter Reckell has been gone for a 1 1/2 years and it is time for Hope to regain the crown as the star of the show. I would love to see Chelsea come back and cause trouble for Aiden and Hope. I do not want Eve to be related to Aiden because that tells me she is going to be a part of too many story lines (But I love Kassie D). It would also be great to see Shawn Douglas and Belle return.

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  46. juju says:

    Wow the shades at Peter Reckell..
    Seems there is not lost love between Alfonso and Reckell..to say the least.

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    Beth replied

    agree with you juju! Im like wtf? I think KA is just protecting herself with the big bosses.People seem to really be blaming PR for this which isnt fair because no one knows whats going on behind the scenes.

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    Annie replied

    That is right we don’t know, so PR could be fully to blame not Days or anyone else! But like you do we can voice our opinions as can KA!

    Annie replied

    I don’t see it that way, she spoke the truth, why is that shade she reads twitter and can see that fans are fed up being pulled this way and that by PR comments knowing full well that he could have come back and wrapped his S/L a year ago. I was a large fan of his but I am sick to the back teeth with his flip flopping. I admire her for her honesty!

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    dmr replied

    I do, too, Annie! I think he is hoping to cause some sort of uproar, because I think he left on financial terms not being met? Out of sight, out of mind where Peter is concerned!

    Booth replied

    I don’t see shade either, rather as Annie put it “the truth”. Twitter is a dangerous place to be flipflopping and that’s what he does. KA is “what you see is what you get” and that’s what I LOVE about her. It would have been nice if PR would have had the balls to stand up for her when that crazy guy and the polka dot bra queen were bullying her on twitter back in 2011(?)…I just remember PR flipflopping over that as well…good riddance!

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    Polly replied

    What! I must have missed that. Do tell……. :)

  47. Gerry says:

    Bo has had Carly and Billie when Hope was off canvas. It’s a crappy double standard that Hope hasn’t experienced love with anyone but Bo. Yes, she’s had affairs with John and Patrick but it wasn’t the “true love” level that Bo had with Carly and Billie. It’s time for Hope to move on. She’s far too vital and essential to the canvas not to have her own storyline and I think this one with Aiden is exactly what Hope needs. Kristian Alfonso and Danny Cosgrove work amazingly well together. These are older characters but as a viewer, I cannot wait for Hope and Aiden’s first kiss. So, DAYS, move this along now and cut down on the crap stories like Theresa Donovan, one of the most underdeveloped and one-note characters ever to hit Salem. Give her airtime to Hope and Aiden instead.

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    Annie replied

    Gerry: Just to clarify Hope did not have an affair with John that Hope when she was Gina and she had no control over that.. Hope was only with Patrick once. Whereas Bo has tasted from his old women more than once even when Hope was there! ITA with the rest of your thoughts.

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    Patrick replied

    I have to stand “firm” with Jenn Lilly, Theresa

    for a the one note double standard aggrandizement being dealt the character of Theresa

    LOL : it’s obvious she doesn’t have to do any thing… even lack of story or direction… she makes an impression… she’s lasting… full…. to the gills… in every scene she makes her mark…

    she’s a hoot… if for any other reason… she’s camp classic delivery without taking it all so personally… She’s on every time

    she’s scene stealed and flown with

    I appreciate her character for all the reasons the rest of the characters in Salem reel @ the DiMera, Nick, Eve, Theresa, even Anne

    catapult her STAR

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    Gerry replied

    To each their own. I find the actress and the character incredibly irritating. She’s the poor man’s Megan Mulally. The character adds nothing to the show especially now that Eve is back in Salem. Theresa has never been anything more than Eve’s poor carbon copy. Theresa is now superfluous because Eve is a better character and played by a seasoned actress. So in my view, Theresa is unnecessary and just dead weight on DAYS.

    CeeCee replied

    I fully agree with you, Patrick. Jen Lilley has the IT factor. She fills and captures the screen with each scene. I also appreciate her character and presence for the same reasons…everyone else falls short. I am really trying to contain myself watching Brady, but my patience is waning. He is made to appear as the tough guy, but I only see FOOL written all over him. He acts like a spoiled brat . He is an adult and should start taking responsibility for his own actions.
    However, I can appreciate that the writers are trying to bring a slice of the real world into this storyline. But, the main ingredient, that is, the agonizing pain and despair experienced by an addict is not portrayed. What I see is the belligerence of a cry-baby.
    Theresa, on the other hand is calm, cool and collected. Her expressive eyes speak volumes. There is much to foresee and learn within those depth. I see desolation and rancor…I am waiting for a meaty Theresa storyline to develop and evolve; one that will leave everyone else in her dust.

    Polly replied

    CeeCee and Patrick I agree with you both. I loooove to hate Theresa, meaning Jen Lilly is a wonderful actress and from what I’ve learned about her on Twitter she’s also a wonderful human being.

  48. MBmomof3 says:

    Glad that Hope is finally moving forward with her life. I’m enjoying Hope with Aiden. PR wanted to leave and I wish him well. DOOL is currently the best daytime soap IMO.

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  49. Chaz says:

    I think Bo & Hope were written into a corner….there was very little to do with the characters that hadn’t been done already. Hope & Aiden are refreshing in many ways. I like that he challenges her and that they can still have light moments. Daniel Cosgrove is a good actor and I liked him in his previous roles and enjoy seeing him on Days.

    I have seen PR’s comments and feel his ego is bruised that the show finally gave up waiting for him. He was using the fans as an excuse to be able to come back and “let there be closure”. Truth is that he made his choices and the show does not revolve around him. KA/Hope was kept in limbo for almost 2 years while they played the waiting game for him. Time to let both the actress and the character get more story instead of popping in & out to play detective or mom for a scene here and there.

    They did a fine job of slowly integrating Aiden onto the canvas and having him interact with other characters while still focusing on a budding relationship with Hope. We know that as soon as they start to really become a couple some skeleton will come out of his closet.

    As for Ciara, there are ties I want to throttle her. But, that means that they are doing a good job building her character’s personality. She is like a throw back to AMC’s Erica Kane. It will be interesting to watch her grow up…and I hope they don’t SORAS her because sometimes real time aging works best for story and the character.

    One question however is……are they ever going to address the fact that technically Hope and John are still married? They really made a mess out of that by creating that whole stupid plotline and then just forgetting about it.

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    Annie replied

    Bravo, well said.

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    Johnny replied

    Ciara is a lil whack job!!! The actress who plays her is just spot on all the time!!

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  50. dmr says:

    I’ve never cared for Peter Reckell or Bo Brady, so I am thrilled to have Daniel Cosgrove as Aiden on-air with Kristian. I think it was smart for the writers to move slowly with this storyline. I’m looking forward to the gala. I like Aidan and Hope together. I watched the scene with Hope making peace with Nick’s death two or three times. I thought Kristian did a fabulous job. That scene should be submitted as an Emmy reel next year.

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  51. Geena says:

    I’m so happy to hear that there will be a resolution to the Bo situation. I absolutely love Hope and Aiden and I think the writers have done a fantastic job with the pacing of their relationship and the slow build. I love how comfortable they are with each other. It’s obvious that KA loves this story too. I’m really anticipating the gala event and seeing how Aiden will be dazzled by Hope :) and the sparks flying. This is a good old fashion soap romance and I’m glad Hope is getting that!

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  52. 4ever DAYS says:

    To the Theresa Donovan/Jen Lilley haters:

    I love Theresa Donovan/Jen Lilley. I’ll be pissed if she leaves!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I like her too…hope she never leaves!!!

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  53. CeeCee says:

    Gerry….sorry, but that is your opinion and I accept it…as you say, ” to each HIS own”. Kassie may be a seasoned actress, but Jen Lilley is captivating….cannot deny that. In my opinion, Kassie /Eve has lost that “Je ne sais quoi”. I am as disappointed in her as I am in GH’s Nina . Both actresses have lost something….cannot pinpoint it exactly. They just do not do it for me anymore; my opinion, of course. Perhaps it is because I think of them as Blair and Phyllis, respectively.
    Theresa exudes sex appeal. Even I, a straight woman, can see that. Yes, she does misuse her sensuality for personal gain; as I said previously, there is a story behind that facade. Nonetheless, there is no comparison between her and Eve. Theresa is you g and vibrant; Eve? Well, I just don’t know. I will grant that they do share a twisted brain, that’s it. No carbon copy here, not one bit.

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  54. CeeCee says:

    Ps. I must elaborate without becoming too annoying. I believe that the writers’s intent is to redeem Theresa; ergo, the reason I am in her corner. She is not as honed as her older co-stars, such as Kassie and Kristian etc., but she has to start somewhere. This girls has great potential and her character is young enough to be redeemed. I am not too familiar with Eve’s character, as I have only started watching about 3 years ago, but I did familiarize myself with her history. She has not changed. She is up to her old tricks. That was the point I was trying to make. I do hope the writers give Theresa a chance to shine, in a good way. I would rather watch her versus “angelic” (guffaw) Abbi any day, flaws and all.

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  55. Louise says:

    If Peter really wants to come back…I’m all for days making that happen…My problem, with this is, is Peter just talking the company line….and DAYS really does not want to pay him or the writers not want to write a decent story for his return….for some reason I just don’t trust them as far as the vets are concerned anymore because of ALL the things DAYS have done in the past.Having said all that I don’t “mind” Haiden I by no means think the are going to knock peoples sox off ….but throw Bo back into the mix and just think how much more interesting the story would get for all three of them.

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  56. Stephen Blum says:

    I do understand that her character needs to move on by being in a relationship with another man. But to me it just does not feel right, we need Bo back.

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  57. Marie says:

    Personally, I was getting tired of the whole “Bo” character. Hope and Aiden could be a great new storyline. Maybe the writers will just have HOPE SERVE BO divorce papers (by mail or something since he isn’t coming back) and be done with him for once and for all, then she can move on. They’ll also have plenty of issues coming with her daughter, Ciara. I agree with a previous poster, she may become the new “Sami” who is apparently leaving also very soon according to what I’ve seen on a couple of her interviews.

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  58. Betty Welch says:

    Go for it Hope. I love the new story line. People have to get used to the fact that Peter is not coming back as Bo.

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  59. Lashan says:

    I really do not watch DOOL anymore I never got into Daniel and Jennifer!. I so loved Bo and Hope!!. But he has been gone for a while now and they need to do something there so Hope can move on with her life!. It sounds like for the time being BR has moved on from DOOL and they need to move on to!.

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  60. Celest says:

    OMG…..I’m totally over Bo. They were one of the hottest couples, but time and people move on. I TOTALLY love Aiden and Hope together. I have looked at the first kiss like a hundred times. Aiden is passionate, handsome, and not a Bo runner up! Oh how I love Aiden! #Days4Ever

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