On yesterday’s episode of NBC Days of our Lives, it was the airing of Alison Sweeney’s final episode as Sami Brady.
Although, Sweeney has made it be known that she would definitely be up for a return when the show celebrates its 50th anniversary next year, for all intent and purposes, this episode filmed this past May was to be her big exit from the long-running soap opera after over two decades.
In story, Sami is heading to Hollywood with her kids in tow and grown-up son Will (Guy Wilson, who will be off the canvas for a bit) to make a movie out of her sort of life story!
The final goodbyes included Sami’s tearful moments with long-time nemesis (now friend) Kate (Lauren Koslow), her brother Eric (Greg Vaughan), her mother and father. Roman (Josh Taylor) and Marlena (Deidre Hall). and long time friend and former hubby, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo). These moments were part of the send-off.
Alison’s final on-screen episode was complete with some flashbacks, a picture book of Sami through the years, and tears from the cast of characters, where for many, it may have been real tears as Alison was portraying Sami for the last time with them. After all, they all spent many a year, and many a scene with each other.
So, what did you think of Alison Sweeney’s final episode? Were you touched by the goodbyes? Did you reach for the hankies? Did you have a favorite goodbye? Or, were you just plain mad that Sami was written-off this way to Hollywood? Would you have preferred to see some kind of plot where Sami is kidnapped, or gone MIA, and no one knows but the audience that Sami is alive? Are you upset that Sami does not know that EJ (James Scott) could be alive? Share your thoughts below!