Get out the hankies-stat! If Monday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives is any indication of what the coming weeks are going to look like in Salem, it’s going to be extremely sad, which will provide the backdrop for compelling performances.
The first of which was delivered by the incredible Peter Reckell (Bo). You can’t get any better than this daytime icon, who broke viewers heart when he learns the fate of his heath from his sister, Dr. Kayla Brady (Mary Beth Evans). Alone with Bo, she reveals his tests show that he has a very progressive large brain tumor. She also reveals that chemotherapy and surgery don’t look to be an option for Bo, since he has such a comprimised immune system after years of capitivity and torture from his kidnappers, and would not withstand the procedures. In essence, Bo doesn’t have long to live. After the most heartbreaking of exchanges where Kayla tries to hold it together, she breaks down and then hugs her brother and cries over his fate. It was beautiful performance by Mary Beth Evans and Reckell.
Later, alone in the park, Bo tries to come to terms with the cruel hand he has been dealt. After fighting valiantly to get back to his family and coming home, he is on borrowed time. He cries out, “Why? Why?” to the heavens in a hankie-filled moment for all DAYS viewers.
Next, it is Steve (Stephen Nichols) who learns from Kayla that Bo is dying. He tries to comfort her, but she is just overcome. Steve heads off to find Bo and knew exactly where to find him in the park. In one of the most touching and memorable moments between Steve and Bo ever, they grieve over this devastating news for Bo. Steve is struggling himself with his own emotions that his beloved best friend is dying. Next up, when Bo tells Hope (Kristian Alfonso) the news!
So, what did you thknk of the performances of Reckell, Evans, and Nichols? Share your thoughts on the moments on yesterday’s DAYS in the comment section below!