On Wednesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, viewers finally witnessed the funeral and burial of Bo Brady (Peter Reckell), the iconic anti-hero of Salem.
The beginning of the show had Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Roman (Josh Taylor) and Caroline (Peggy McCay) at the Brady Pub trying to gather themselves to prepare to say goodbye to their beloved brother and son, respectively. Steve joins them in a touching turn from Stephen Nichols, who is so grief-stricken over the loss of his buddy, his best friend, Bo.
Meanwhile, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) is in full cop mode dealing with her grief over Bo, that she is keeping herself busy by bringing his captors to justice … the people responsible for cutting his life short. Hope continues to have vision’s of Bo. Rafe (Galen Gering) tries to get her to go to the funeral, but she is busy interrogating the Britta wannabe, who cut her finger lopped off for speaking to Steve by the enemies.
Once gathered for the funeral, members of the police force, Bo’s beloved friends, family, and yes, Hope all were present for a hankie-filled moment when they brought the casket of Bo to be buried. However, DAYS decided to forego the individual family member eulogies and only had the priest speak. But in what must have been the saddest looking procession, one by one starting with Caroline, they each placed a rose on Bo’s casket. The grief shown by Roman and Kayla was unimaginable, while Hope just stood there holding her rose till everyone left in a state of despair, until she saw a vision of Bo. Perhaps, most touching was the beautifully played moment at the end of the episode when Patch and Kayla are both at Bo’s gravesite. Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans have been stellar in this storyline.
Back at the Brady Pub, Caroline sees the gloom and doom with the mourners and decides that in honor of Bo they must lighten up the festivites. So, Caroline downs a shot of liquor, and the others toast to Bo as well. We are left with finding out that the man who could have been one of Bo’s captors is actually hanging out in Salem at Horton Town Square!
So, what were your thoughts on Bo’s funeral? Were you satisfied, or disappointed? Would you have preferred to have everyone make eulogies as in Will’s funeral, or do you think it would have been too repititive, was it a missed opportunity, or did you reach for the hankies all the same? What performance or moment touched you the most throughout the funeral episode? Share your comments below!